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Friday, February 23, 2018

Hashtags of Cybertron

Voting via hashtag on Facebook and Instagram for the newest fan vote figure for next years War For Cybertron Trilogy has been interesting. Considering toys are reducing in size, it has me wondering if they'll mainly be Legends sized (which I'd love, but I'm sure would turn off others) as the fan vote is for two packs as deluxes are going up to $20 at some point. Not to mention a Legend vs pack would fit well I'd think. It's a war, each pack has part of the war included. Time will tell I suppose, but it'd be neat.

Anyway, here's the options and my take on them.

Impactor Vs. Mirage: Since it's pre-Earth, this would be an earlier version of Impactor which we'd learn how he became to be an Autobot. Honestly, and probably not a very popular opinion, I've never been that big on Impactor (I mean, he's ok) so I'd be more interested in the Mirage.

Needlenose Vs. Tracks: These two have been recently made into brothers on rival sides. Which really plays into the brother against brother nature of a civil war and makes for a good two pack. I'd also like new toys of the two, so this would be good for me. 

Wheeljack Vs. Spinister: This is the one I want most. I love Spinister and a pre-Earth version would be super neat. Not to mention Wheeljack. Love Wheeljack and assuming this would be based off his appearance in More than meets the Eye episode 1, I can not resist.

In reality Impactor is really popular within the fan base, so it'll probably be that set that get's released. Like I said, I'd like a pre-Earth Mirage and an new Impactor would be fine. Either way, interested to see what comes of this next Generations line, though I'm more interested in focusing on the current one. That's one nit pick I have about Transformers toy news, it's generally halfway through a current series that you get all this news of what's next, which can sometimes overshadow whats on shelves for another year. 

Armada Jetfire

You can fall alone or you can fall together!

Jetfire adopted the form of Earth's most advanced and adventurous craft - the Space Shuttle. He is Optimus Prime's executive officer, second in command and has the honorable and rare task of being able to combine with him - redefining the term teamwork. He exemplifies all of the special qualities found in Autobot commanders: courageous, tactically skilled, and a natural leader. Taking the time to know each Autobot, Jetfire understands their individual strengths and weaknesses - in battle, he knows exactly where each soldier will excel. While relaxed with the troops, he becomes all business when it's time for action. He is heroic in battle, caring not about size or number of enemies; with a take on all comers' mentality. Equally efficient and effective on the ground and in the air, he is air mobile and ground capable.

X-Men Japanese intro


Battle Beasts Commercial

Lord I love Battle Beasts, as a child I didn't know of their connection to Transformers until I got older, but they still were some of my favorite toys to play with. This commercial is what sold me on them originally in the 3rd grade and it was that awesome animation that really won me over. Their appearance in Headmasters was fun and all, but man I wish they had gotten their own show in the classic Sunbow Hasbro days.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Machine Robo Rock People commercial

The Machine Robo version of Rock Lords

Wow, this is a weird one. It feels almost as if I'm watching a trippy B movie trailer more so than an action figure commercial. The Rock People seem like a nightmarish fever dream. It's strange and awesome. I've really amped up my desires to get some Rock Lords, hopefully at Toylanta next month I'll be able to do so.

The new ReBoot sure is VR Troopers/Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad

ReBoot-The Guardian Code 

VR Troopers

Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad

Star Fox commercial

Arwing Forever