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Combiner Wars Dead End Review

Dead End-101Combiner 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 8th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Firefly (Fireflight) Review

Firefly-107Combiner Wars deluxe Firefly is the current name Hasbro has given to G1 Aerialbot Fireflight. While the original figure transformed into an F-4 Phantom II, this new Firefly transforms into a Harrier jumpjet. While Firefly came out first, it’s a reuse of the Quickslinger body — the majority of the details between this review and Quickslinger will be the same.  Read on for the Firefly review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 8th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Drag Strip Review

Drag Strip-108Combiner Wars deluxe Drag Strip is a classic member of the Stunticons. Released in CW wave 1, Drag Strip ships not with a comic book but a collector card instead, making him the first Stunticon in the new line. Drag Strip transforms from Formula One-type race car to robot to arm and leg; he comes with a hand/foot accessory and a sword accessory.  Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 7th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Air Raid Review

Air Raid-101Combiner Wars deluxe Air Raid is a classic member of the Aerialbots, a youthful bot that smashes his way into battle. Air Raid transforms into an F-14 Tomcat fighter plane just like his G1 version, and it’s interesting to have another 1980s vehicle in the mix rather than an updated, modern designed jet; of course he also transforms into a combiner leg or arm. Aside from Quickslinger who is getting an online-exclusive release, Air Raid is the last Aerialbot to be released. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 6th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Breakdown Review

Breakdown-110Combiner Wars deluxe Breakdown is a classic member of the Stunticons, the paranoid bot that’s traditionally the right leg of Menasor. Breakdown is part of the second wave of Combiner Wars, and comes with a comic book. With Wildrider having been renamed “Brake-Neck”, Breakdown’s name is no longer as unique as it used to be, but he’s still having an emotional breakdown thinking everyone is out to get him. Breakdown transforms into a mid-engine supercar highly reminiscent of a Lamborghini Countach, as well as a combiner leg or arm.  Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 4th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Blackjack Review

Blackjack-107Combiner Wars legends-class Blackjack is minor player from the G1 line that has recently been drafted in the IDW Combiner Wars comic book by Starscream to join the Stunticons in an attempt to help control Menasor’s mind. Blackjack transforms into a sports coupe reminiscent of an Acura NSX, and can be used as a chest plate for Menasor. Blackjack comes with an ax weapon.  Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 3rd, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Powerglide Review

Powerglide-107Combiner Wars legends-class Powerglide is a classic G1 character that’s only recently been inducted into the ranks of the Aerialbots, transforming from A-10 Thunderbolt II (aka the Warthog) jet to robot and now to Superion’s rifle, essentially making him a triple-changer and a Targetmaster. This is the second Generations-line new mold for Powerglide, the previous coming in 2008 in the Universe line as a much larger ultra-class figure. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 2nd, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Quickslinger (Slingshot) Review

quickslinger-127Combiner Wars deluxe Quickslinger is the current name Hasbro has given to G1 Aerialbot Slingshot. Quickslinger/Slingshot didn’t make it out to mass-retail, instead replaced by newcomer Alpha Bravo, but Hasbro is releasing Quickslinger in the US as a shared online exclusive as part of the Transformers’ “May Mayhem” celebration next month. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on April 30th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Brake-Neck (Wildrider) Review

brake-neck-0213Combiner Wars deluxe Brake-Neck is the current name Hasbro has given to G1 Stunticon Wildrider. It’s a little unusual to have 2 characters in the Stunticons with the word “brake/break” in their names, but when you’re a wild rider, you might just break your neck, I suppose. Brake-Neck/Wildrider didn’t make it out to mass-retail, instead replaced by newcomer Offroad, but Hasbro is releasing Brake-Neck in the US as a shared online exclusive as part of the Transformers’ “May Mayhem” celebration next month. Read on for the full review and photos. (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on April 30th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Slingshot and Wildrider Coming To The US This May – Updated

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Complete your Combiner Wars G1-accurate Superion and Menasor without paying an arm and a leg!

TFviews has a first look at the US releases of the final G1 Aerialbot Slingshot (renamed Quickslinger for the Combiner Wars line) and Stunticon Wildrider (renamed Brake-Neck for Combiner Wars). As part of Transformers’ May Mayhem, Quickslinger and Brake-Neck will be available in the US as online exclusives through participating e-tailers starting May 22nd. UPDATE: Word from Hasbro is that the SRP (Hasbro’s suggested retail price) for each figure will be around the same as regular mass-retail deluxes, though every retailer has the right to charge what they like.

We’ve got an early look at these guys, check out this preview of the TFviews review of Quickslinger and Brake-Neck below, and come back later today for a full review of each figure… (…more)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on April 30th, 2015 by JediTricks TF