Thursday, 4 June 2020

REVIEW: TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-38+ Burning Convoy



Welcome to the second part of our Masterpiece Burning Convoy review! If you missed part one then be sure to check that out first (as well as our recent unboxing video on the toy) before joining us as we take a look at the figure’s transformation and robot mode below. Maximize!
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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

UNBOXING: TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-38+ Burning Convoy



There’s a new Masterpiece release and it’s that guy that everyone’s been waiting for! It’s… shiny red gorilla? Oh wait, it’s Burning Convoy! OK so this is a bit of a niche one, but I am to clear some of that up in today’s unboxing video, so check it out below!
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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 6)



It's almost hard to believe that this last week we hit the 40th(!) entry in the ongoing GCWO - how time flies when you're waxing nostalgic about vintage toys, eh? Anyway, if you're still not sure just what I'm banging on about then allow me to enlighten you, as The Great Cybertronian Write Off is fast becoming the new hot thing on the internet!

Thursday, 14 May 2020

REVIEW: FansToys FT-41 Sheridan



It’s time for another third party Transformers review, and today we’re taking a look at FansToys’ latest offering with FT-41 Sheridan! This is of course their take on a Masterpiece-styled Warpath and is already causing quite a bit of reaction online. Does it live up to the hype or is it just all overblown noise? Let’s find out.
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#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 5)



By now anyone who's anyone must surely be aware of The Great Cybertronian Write Off, no? You're not? Well it's all very simple - I've teamed up with TFSquareOne and Toybox Soapbox to publish a mini-review on a different G1 toy every day using our respective social media accounts under the hashtag #GCWO. Here I've handily summarised the fifth week's entries collected in one place (although you'll need to check out the other chaps' blogs to see their contributions in full stunning detail).

Friday, 8 May 2020

UNBOXING: FansToys FT-41 Sheridan



New FansToys figures are always a reason to get excited, and today we’re taking a look at none other than FT-41 Sheridan, intended to be a Masterpiece-styled Warpath! I’ve been really looking forward to this toy for a good while now, so how does it measure up? Check out the unboxing video below for my first impressions.
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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

REVIEW: Devil Saviour DS-01 Split



I can honestly say I’ve been relishing this one, foolishly or not. Ever since Devil Saviour Split first made it into people’s hands it’s only fair to say that opinions on him have been decidedly mixed (pun very much intended), so I was keen to have a crack myself and see what all the fuss was about. Is he a bold new frontier, taking us on the first step toward high-end third party Bay-combiner bliss, or he it the end of days, an unofficial toy so helplessly and hopelessly fiddly that it makes us want to rage-quit the entire hobby. Judging by what I’ve seen online whichever assessment I agree with it’s unlikely to be a split decision (OK I’ll stop now).
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Thursday, 30 April 2020

#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 4)



In case you've somehow missed it, I've teamed up with a couple of other Transformers fans to form The Great Cybertronian Write Off. Together with TFSquareOne and Toybox Soapbox, the goal is to publish a short retrospective on a different G1 toy every day using our respective social media accounts under the hashtag #GCWO. Below you can see the fourth week's collected in one place (although you'll need to check out the other chaps' blogs to see their entries in full stunning detail).

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 3)



Over the last few weeks I've published summaries of the daily social media activity I've been involved with as part of The Great Cybertronian Write Off (or #GCWO as the kids undoubtedly say). Along with both TFSquareOne and Toybox Soapbox the goal is to publish a short retrospective on a different G1 toy every day using our respective social media accounts under the hashtag #GCWO. Below you can see the third week's collected in one place (although you'll need to check out the other chaps' blogs to see their entries in full stunning detail).

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

REVIEW: TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy



It seems like we’ve had a few new Masterpiece toys to review of late, with both MP Hound and Bumblebee being given the treatment just recently. Well now it’s that time again except now we’re back on a Beast Wars kick, which is pretty exciting as they’re typically some of my favourites from the line! But wait, this one is a bit of a twist as it’s a character from Beast Wars II – it’s Lio Convoy!
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Tuesday, 14 April 2020

#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 2)



Last week I published the first summary of GCWO activity - or rather, The Great Cybertronian Write Off if you're not entirely caught up on proceedings! The plan is pretty simple. I've partnered up with both TFSquareOne and Toybox Soapbox to between us publish a short retrospective on a different G1 toy every day. They're all being shared on our respective social media accounts (using the hashtag #GCWO), but below you can see the second week's collected in one place (although you'll need to check out the other chaps' blogs to see theirs in full stunning detail).

Monday, 13 April 2020

UNBOXING: Devil Saviour DS-01 Split



I’ve been tremendously excited to take a look at Devil Saviour Split in hand for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the idea of an MPM-scale combined mode Devastator is just too much for words! Secondly, the finish on the toy looks great in photos. And finally, the reception to him has been decidedly mixed (pun very much intended), so I wanted to make up my own mind.
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Thursday, 9 April 2020

UNBOXING: TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-48 Lio Convoy



I’ve been looking forward to this toy for… well, since it was unveiled really! I’ve always loved the Lio Convoy design and so the idea of a fully-fledged Masterpiece version was always going to be something to get excited about. Besides, just look at it!
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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

#GCWO: The Great Cybertronian Write Off (part 1)



There was an idea... to bring together a group of remarkable people. To see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when we needed them to. To photograph the toys that we never could.

Which is a very pretentious and grandiose way of saying that a group of us decided to band together and share a bunch of pics and some mini-reviews of classic Generation 1 Transformers toys!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

REVIEW: X-Transbots MX-12A Gravestone



I love it when a plan comes together, but I especially love it when a 3PMP combiner team comes together. Yep, we’re almost at the end of the road, folks, as X-Transbots bring us one step closer to a complete not-Stunticon line-up with the largest release yet – Gravestone! But wait, if this is the final character in the team, how’re we not done yet? Well read on and we’ll find out what that’s all about, as well as assessing if this lad is a good choice to take the Motormaster spot on your shelf. Toot toot!
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

REVIEW: FansToys FT-31A Roadking



We all know by now that the Masterpiece scene moves in waves, and currently just about every unofficial outfit going is on a major combiner kick. We’ve had Combaticons galore, a couple of Aerialbots, at least a dozen (maybe not) Predacons and I’ve lost count of Constructicons. Well now we’re well into Stunticon territory, as FansToys bring us one of the current three attempts by different third party outfits at a Motormaster. Is he the king of the road as the name suggests? Read on and let’s see.
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Saturday, 21 March 2020

REVIEW: DX9 K3 La Hire



Bayformers. You either love them or hate them. Or at least that appears to be the case when gauging opinions on the Internet. Yet even if the aesthetic turns you cold there’s perhaps no denying that the third party scene has done some impressive things to bring a number of those designs to 3D form in recent times, and no one company has been leading the pack more than DX9. Oh wait, I meant Unique Toys. Ah, sorry, same thing.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020

REVIEW: TakaraTomy Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee



Prepare yourself – it’s time to take a look at another TakaraTomy Masterpiece release, which means opinions are incoming! As with every new toy in the line, MP-45 Bumblebee has been met with both delight and disgust, although perhaps not quite in the ratio we might normally expect. Whatever your personal take there’s no doubt that everyone has their own thoughts on this little guy – even me!
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