The final round of voting for the 2015 Transformers Hall of Fame is now live on the Transformers App for iOS and Android. Fans are now able to vote for their favorites in three fan-nominated categories — Favorite TRANSFORMERS Character (Galvatron, Optimus Primal or Prowl), Best COMBINER Robot (Bruticus, Devastator or Predaking) and Best Musical Act Used in a TRANSFORMERS Branded Production (Anne Bryant [writer of The Transformers theme], Vince DiCola [composer for The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack] or “Weird Al” Yankovic [The Transformers: The Movie song “Dare to be Stupid”]) — with the winners to be announced at BotCon, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention, in St. Charles, Illinois from June 18-21, 2015. (…more)
Hasbro Inc. will showcase the figures from its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand though MAY MAYHEM, a new fan initiative spotlighting the hot new TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS line. MAY MAYHEM kicks off with a special retail event, launching today through notable online retailers, allowing fans to purchase AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK figures from the COMBINER WARS line, and continues fan participation, multi-platform storytelling and online promotions throughout the month of May. (…more)
Transformers Combiner Wars had a mission, in wave 1 it was Superion so for wave 2 it was completing his rival, Menasor. The Stunticons are nearly defined by how they differ from their rivals, the Aerialbots: where the Aerialbots are Autobots patrolling the skies, the Stunticons are Decepticons punishing the roads. Where the Aerialbots have guns, the Stunticons have melee weapons. Where the Aerialbots work together in harmony to form Superion, the Stunticons are a ruled by the iron fist of Motormaster and have clashing personalities leading to the chaos that is Menasor. Where Superion is a heavy G1 throwback, Menasor is a more modern style. As part of the Transformers brand’s May Mayhem, the last classic member of the team, Wildrider, is getting released as a shared online exclusive on May 22nd.
As part of this review, the focus will be on their vehicle modes as a group, their robot modes as a group, and of course on their combined form, Menasor. (…more)
Transformers Combiner Wars started its run centered on the Aerialbots and Superion, nearly all of wave 1 focused on this team and the mighty gestalt they combine to form. Adding new members to the roster, the Aerialbots ranks remain focused on the skies, a rarity for the Autobots; the series turns classic character Powerglide into a team member by making him into a gun for Superion, and adds new character Alpha Bravo to swap in for Slingshot. As part of the Transformers brand’s May Mayhem, the last classic member of the team, Slingshot, is getting released as a shared online exclusive the 3rd week of May.
As part of this review, the focus will be on their vehicle modes as a group, their robot modes as a group, and of course on their combined form, Superion.
Combiner Wars deluxe Alpha Bravo is a new addition to the Aerialbots, replacing Slingshot on the team and borrowing some of his colorscheme. The “airborne special ops” member of the group, Alpha Bravo volunteered to become part of Superion. He transforms not into a jet as his other teammates do, but into an attack helicopter, as well as a combiner arm or leg. As part of wave 1, Alpha Bravo comes on a smaller cardback without a comic book. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)
Combiner Wars deluxe Offroad is a new member of the Stunticons, replacing Wildrider on the team and borrowing some of his color scheme. A confident and charismatic Decepticon, his personality clashes with the other Stunticons, but is grudgingly accepted as the team’s extreme conditions warfare expert. Offroad turns into a souped-up sport pickup truck, as well as a combiner arm or leg. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)
Combiner Wars deluxe Skydive is a classic member of the Aerialbots, the team’s “master combat tactician” (the entirety of the packaging’s bio). Skydive transforms into an F/A-18 Hornet jet that has some of the F-16 Fighting Falcon mixed in, since the G1 figure was an F-16; of course he also becomes a combiner leg or arm. Skydive is part of the first wave of Combiner Wars deluxe figures, and comes on the smaller card without a comic book. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)
Combiner Wars voyager-class Motormaster is the classic leader of the Stunticons, a tyrannical crusher of both his enemies and his team. Motormaster transforms into a semi-tractor truck, as well as the central component of Menasor; he comes with 2 accessories, a pistol and a sword, which combine to make Menasor’s mighty sword. Motormaster shares a design and parts with Combiner Wars Optimus Prime, but seems like the better use of the mold. Read on for the full review and photos, and note this review is for Motormaster only, the full Mensaor review is coming last in the series. (…more)
Combiner Wars voyager-class Silverbolt is the classic leader of the Aerialbots, a bot that’s afraid of heights given the task of being the leader of a squad of flying Autobots. This isn’t the first new mold Silverbolt has enjoyed in the Generations-type lines, previously he was a non-combining ultra-class figure in the 2008 Universe line that turned into a different kind of jet. This new Silverbolt transforms into a supersonic jet reminiscent of his G1 self’s Concorde SST. Read on for the full review and photos, and note this review is for Silverbolt only, the full Superion review is coming last in the series. (…more)
Combiner Wars deluxe Dead End is a classic member of the Stunticons, the depressed Nihilist that takes pleasure in keeping his sports car vehicle mode looking its finest. While the G1 version of Dead End turned into a Porsche 928, this new figure shares a body with Brake-Neck making this alt mode a modern Ferrari 458/360. Dead End may have been released first, but he knows that Brake-Neck was the original user of this body, and is depressed about that, despite this one looking really nice. As that’s the case, the majority of the details between this review and Brake-Neck will be the same. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)