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TakaraTomy answers long-time Transformers purist collectors’ prayers – MP-18B Blue Bluestreak is born!

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My blue heaven!

If you’ve been following this blog at all, which if you have then I probably know you in real life, then you know I’ve been fiending for a Masterpiece Blue Diaclone Bluestreak figure.  This is unanimously THE UNICORN of all Generation 1 collecting.  The only remotely close second would be blue-chested Swoop.  Then you got Red Tracks I guess but who’s counting now?  The point is, we now have a somewhat mass release version of one of the greatest enigmas to ever grace Transformers since its inception.

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The original G1 Bluestreak instruction manual, taken from Unicron.com

The news post about this I saw near midnight last night almost made me jump out of bed in joyous celebration, since I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this piece since the car brothers were initially made into Masterpieces.  The MP-18S Silverstreak toy was such a freakin’ letdown that I figured it was a troll move that we would never really see Bluestreak in the flesh.  Those fears are quelled as of today and I’m sorry to admit, but I plan to buy THEM ALL!  Sources indicate that this will be a limited run of about 2000, but no convention has been listed as its release platform.  Whatever the method, you can bet your tuccus that I will be first in line to preorder this baby!

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Trypticon – King of the Monsterbots

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Stompin’ bots like it ain’t no thang

RIPT Apparel is offering an amazing and colorful retro Transformers meets Godzilla design featuring everyone’s favorite lumbering lizardcon. This pretty piece of art was created by artist Atomic Rocket.  Check him out!

This design is only available for 36 hours so you better get over to RIPT now before Metroplex throws him into the ocean.

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My photos from Hasbro Toyfair 2015

 

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They knocked First Aid out of the park! It’s a remold of Off Road.

 

I was lucky enough to attend Hasbro’s 2015 Toy Fair press event thanks to Bottalk.com and here’s a collection of photos I took for them.  You can see all of them on imgur here.

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Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus and Minimus Ambus!

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Kreon Blitzwing Battle Changer with 3 modes and 3 heads!!!

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Kreon Battle Changer Combining Optimus Prime. Who knows!?

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Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Jazz

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Combiner Wars Hot Spot back of box

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The stars of the show. The Combiner Wars Constructicons

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Loyal Subjects Optimus Prime and some weird crazy Funko Optimus

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Kreon Battle Changers Shockwave

 

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Unicron is in orbit today at RIPT Apparel

unicron-cybertronian-space-program-ript-apparel-shirtHere’s a cool $11 shirt design from RIPT Apparel.  This is only available until Noon CST tomorrow so get it today!

 

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Combiner Wars Titan Class Devastator finally leaks 12 days before US reveal – Looks dope!

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Is that a crane on your shoulder or are you just glad to see me? Schwing!

As much as Seibertron tried to get the major scoop, 4chan wins again and various sites have since posted the full photograph of Transformer G1 Combiners Wars Titan Class Devastator from the Nuremberg Toy Fair.  After typing that sentence, I have to ask if the amount titles we have to supply any given figure these days really shakes my faith in this hobby.

This guy is looking, well, better than I expected!  I think there is a bit of mis-transformation here but I like what I am seeing.  The poseability looks great, the proportions appear sound except for the rather small head, and the colors are exactly what we have been yearning for in a modern Devastator.

I wouldn’t go so far as to beg for quality individual modes for the pieces of Devastator, but the combined mode is standing up to the hype.  Just for fun… let’s give a look at what some redecos of this figure could look like.

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Kaybee Generation 2 Titan Class Devastator digibash

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Generation 2 Titan Class Devastator in yellow – not too different than the original!

 

 



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MP5G Gold Megatron ain’t so bad

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He definitely wasn’t the Leader we deserved, but he was the leader we got. Thanks Batman, thanks.

 

I’m sick of hearing the hate for this guy!  That purple makes all the difference for me.  The big sadness is that the accessories are all the same as the original.  I mean, couldn’t Kremzeek have at least been molded in a different color?  Like Blue?

For under $60 from Lena, I think this was a steal.

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Someone left the skittles in the radiator again!

 

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TakaraTomy AD-32 Stinger is coming…

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The Decepticon Swarm

 

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Guns don’t kill people, Megatron kills people

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So when does this alternate redeco of Megatron come out?

 

If you don’t find this at least a little funny then you shouldn’t be reading this blog.

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MP-21 Bumble vs Gobots Bugbite – the only comparison that matters

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The just don’t make ‘em like they used to!

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This comparison is shockingly legit.

Transformers versus Gobots: the ultimate battle continues in 2015…

 

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The Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 Decepticons look awesome

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Some of the most unique-looking characters I’ve seen in Transformers for decades… ok, 3 decades to be exact.

Check out the still frames above to see some fun creature-based Decepticons the likes of which we haven’t seen before.  This is definitely an premutation of the TF Movie trend of ‘monsterizing’ the Decepticons to further solidify their places as the villains of the story.  But here we have some really unique things going on.  The monstrous Decepticons are just their regular form, much like Ravage or Ratbat from the Generation 1 series.  They still change into vehicles like submarines and cars!  This is great!  Anthropomorphic Decepticons!  My personal favorite is Thunderhoof who just looks like a stoic and cunny adversary that may end up the right-hand man of series villain Steeljaw.

I’ve heard some static about the Decepticons in this series, but I am loving them for a few reasons:

  1. They all seem to be brand new characters.  I don’t see a Megatron, Starscream, or Soundwave anywhere!  Yay for new blood!
  2. They still look like Decepticons.  The color schemes, their general aesthetic, and their demeanor all point right to the side of darkness that we’ve all come to love.
  3. There are TONS of them!  It definitely seems like the cartoon is reverting back to the ‘monster of the week’ type of story-telling but it has worked in the past.  Here’s hoping for tons of toy versions of these guys.

So yeah, that’s it.  Can’t wait to see more of these Decepticons in action.  End of story.