Toys and Collectibles Category

Is this the replacement for Botcon?

Hasbro smileHasbro has applied to trademark the name “Hasbrocon”. The application was filed on  Monday, 9th of May 2016. With all the rumors that this years Botcon could well be the last, it’s not a stretch to wonder if Hasbro plans to run their own convention to promote their various brands.

Category: Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film

Thanks to “Transformers at the Moon” for this information.

Posted in Entertainment, Toys and Collectibles on May 14th, 2016 by andersonh1

KRE-O Transformers Cybertron High KREON Class of 1985 30-Pack Review

B51520000_KRE_SDCC_85_YEARBOOK_OpenThat’s quite a title for a product! But it’s such a fun product that who cares.

The KRE-O Transformers Cybertron High KREON Class of 1985 30-Pack is exclusive to San Diego Comic Con 2015 at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) for SRP of $60, and a limited quantity will be made available on HasbroToyShop.com after the show as well.

It’s another yearbook, 30 more characters introduced in the Transformers brand 30 years ago, which means this time it’s harkening back to 1985. Unlike last year’s inaugural KREO Class of ’84 set, this new Class of ’85 set has a lot more style, and calls back to some 1985 gems like Jolt cola (“Volt Cola”), The Goonies (the treasure map), and several pieces from Back to the Future (the Jetfire Be Good song disc, the Grays Sports Almanac, the flier with the newspaper front page about the clock tower). (…more)

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

Official Details on SDCC 15 Hasbro Transformers Exclusives

San Diego Comic Con starts July 8th, and Hasbro is bringing a trio of great exclusives to the convention via their HasbroToyShop booth, as well as being made available in select quantities from the HasbroToyShop.com website after the convention. Here’s Hasbro’s official details and images for Devastator, the Combiner Hunters, and the KRE-O Class of ’85 set.

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Posted in Toys and Collectibles on July 5th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Botcon 2015 Hasbro Generations Combiner Wars Reveals

Voyager - Sky Lynx

Over in St. Charles, Il., Botcon is going strong and Hasbro has just revealed their final 2015 and first couple of 2016 Generations Combiner Wars waves of Legends, Deluxe, Voyager, and even Leader-class figures, and with that reveal comes these official images of so many great figures. Figure reveals include the Combaticons – Onslaught, Blast Off, Brawl, Swindle, and Vortex combining to form Bruticus – plus Legends Shockwave & Buzzsaw; and combiner Sky Reign formed from Sky Lynx, Hound, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack, and Smokescreen; and even more.

Some of the images are of renders rather than physical pieces, but are clearly super-accurate. Check them all out after the break, and make sure to click the mid-size image to see the much larger full-sized. (…more)

Posted in Toys and Collectibles on June 21st, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Stunticons / Menasor Review

Stunticons-125Transformers 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 20th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Aerialbots / Superion Review

Superion-102Transformers 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.

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Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 17th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo Review

Alpha Bravo-101Combiner 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 16th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Offroad Review

Offroad-108Combiner 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 14th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Skydive Review

Skydive-110Combiner 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 12th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

Combiner Wars Motormaster Review

Motormaster-113Combiner 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)

Posted in Reviews, Toys and Collectibles on May 11th, 2015 by JediTricks TF