Archive for April, 2015

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

Transformers May Mayhem

quickslinger-103As mentioned in the preview for Quickslinger and Brake-Neck, Transformers will have some great things going on during May Mayhem! Check out these details:

Mid-May – The celebration kicks off with the latest round of fans’ choice voting for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame. Who will be a part of the Class of 2015 and join the ranks of Optimus Prime, Megatron, and other legendary TRANSFORMERS? You decide!

May 13 – IDW Publishing releases TRANSFORMERS #41, the latest chapter of their epic COMBINER WARS storyline.

May 22 – AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK will be available exclusively through participating online retailers, such as Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, Entertainment Earth, BigBadToyStore, Diamond Comics and Hasbro Toy Shop. With these two new figures, fans are finally able to complete their G1-accurate SUPERION and MENAOR figures! In addition to these all-new toys, several vendors will be running special promotions on TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS figures, providing fans with an ideal way to complete their collections.

Late May – TRANSFORMERS fans will come together on the official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page (Facebook.com/Transformers) for an exciting new product reveal.

May 27 – The COMBINER WARS battle comes to a head in IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE – COMBINER WARS #3.

Posted in 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

TFv’s Voting Results for the 2015 Hall of Fame

In case you didn’t see the results of our voting, here is a breakdown of the top-3 lists for the Hall of Fame.

FAVORITE TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character)
1. Barricade (movie)
2. Ravage
3. Blackarachnia

BEST COMBINER ROBOT (Fictional Robot Character)
1. Rail Racer
2. Predaking
3. Bruticus

BEST MUSICAL ACT USED IN TRANSFORMERS BRANDED PRODUCTION (REAL-LIFE HUMANS)
1. Weird Al Yankovic
2. Vince DiCola
3. NRG

Posted in Site News on April 26th, 2015 by JediTricks TF

New combiner’s name revealed

635653869699821304-WindbladeAn article in USA Today that discusses female Transformers and fandom has revealed the name of the upcoming combiner:

Windblade means a lot to fans because, well, they helped build her last year through polls to determine her personality traits and abilities. And Victorion, a new “Combiner” Transformer comprised of six different female Autobots and a result of another recent fan-built poll, is rolling out in the July comic Transformers: Combiner Hunters and debuting in toy form in the near future.

The article briefly discusses the history of female characters in the Transformers franchise. Voice actor Constance Zimmer, writer Mairghread Scott and Sarah Carroll, senior brand manager are among those quoted. Follow the link above for the full article.

 

Posted in Entertainment, Toys and Collectibles on April 23rd, 2015 by andersonh1

Vote for your choices in the 2015 Transformers Hall of Fame

hasbro-brand-tfTFV has been invited by Hasbro for the 6th year in a row to participate in this year’s Transformers Hall of Fame. This year, the fans determine the Hall of Fame inductees across 3 new categories – Favorite Character, Best Combiner, and Best Musical Act (real life) that has appeared in Transformers.  We’re polling our readers to find out which Transformers character should be included in the sixth TF Hall of Fame alongside Hasbro’s past choices. Click here to cast your vote! (…more)

Posted in Site News on April 13th, 2015 by JediTricks TF