One day Hasbro came along and announced a new Rattrap figure for Transformers Generations to everyone’s surprise. I mean, yeah, we wanted one, badly, but Hasbro isn’t exactly known for always making the figures fans want and at the proper scale (see: Universe Galvatron; Powerglide; Generations Tankor), but they know how to make a hit. They pulled out all of the stops making Rattrap, but did they make a perfect figure?
Eh, they might have made a few bad calls. Follow me after the jump to see what went very right and what went kinda wrong.
Tober at Ozformers has once again posted images for the newest of the new Generations figures, showing off Chromia who is currently not available in most of the areas of the world where Transformers are sold. An extensively retooled Prime Arcee, Chromia has a distinctly different visual identity, and you can get the rundown with these pictures and quick comments from Tober by clicking through now!
Million Publishing has added new official photos of this year’s Generations Book mailaway exclusives. In addition to the two images we brought you previously, we now have vehicle mode photos, as well as shots of Shouki’s “Train Bazooka” mode, being utilized both by Go-Shooter, and Shouki’s “Daniel” Targetmaster figure. Keep reading to see them all!
Thanks to a post on the Facebook group Cybertron Cafe : The Transformers Trading Group we have news and an image if Generations jetfire that was found at Kmart in Virginia. Have you seen this figure? Please share your sightings with others by posting a comment below. Read on to see the figure on the shelf.
A member of the 2005 boards has sighted the Kmart exclusive Platinum Edition 2-pack of Generations Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and Grimlock in the wild. If you’ve been looking to pay $60 for two chromed-up Voyagers, this is your set! Though admittedly Evasion Mode Prime does look a bit better in robot mode for being shinied-up. Keep reading for mirrored photographic evidence!
Rattrap getting on the list of Generations remakes was a surprise at the time. But not really an unwelcome one. Plus it brings us close to the main first season Maximal cast of Beast Wars being completely remade. We’re only short an Optimus Primal taking after the style of the original. But it might be nice to see the Predacons get some more attention… Continue reading
Thanks to shatrdglassjazz who has posted new images of Deluxe Lockdown from the Age of Extinction Generations Series this evening. Showing the toy in package, vehicle, robot and “gun face” modes, we get a quick look at the major points of the toy. We’ve mirrored the four images posted so far, so keep reading to check them out!
Though Transformers Colombia has become a private Facebook group, they’re still sharing new stock photo finds with the fandom. Today they released a set of “lifestyle” images of the upcoming Leader Jetfire, showing the removable mask gimmick, as well as an opening cockpit canopy in jet mode. Keep reading to check out the gallery of images!
When does a figure almost completely take a back seat to the accessories it comes with? It happens, and Hound may be one of those cases. In this review, see why an arsenal of weapons might be the real selling point, and why over half of the photos focus on just the accessories! Plus ExVee talks about the very obvious true identity of this toy. Silly marketing departments. Continue to the review!
For the longest time Transformers fans wanted two things: New combiner figures and a reissue of Fortress Maximus. The combiner part happened several times over, but has yet to be done in a way that really excites. As for the Fort Max reissue Hasbro said no many times citing safety laws and the massive figure failing drop tests. Takara Tomy, however, was able to make it a reality last year thanks to the much more lenient Japanese safety laws. Fans in the west, hoping for a compromise, begged Hasbro to make a new city-bot that would be just as impressive as Fortress Maximus in both size and features. Hasbro continued to say no, but in reality they were secretly working with Takara to make this guy: Transformers Generations Metroplex.
This figure has seen four different releases now, each just a little different from the others.We’ll be taking a look at the Japanese retail version from Takara Tomy. It’s an exciting figure that does nothing but impress every step of the way. So join me after the jump as we check out all of the features in the figure that gave birth to the Titan class figure scale.