Saturday, December 24, 2016

Legion Class: RID Fixit!

12.24.2016 – Fixit, one of the lead characters in the 2015 series “Robots in Disguise” which for some might mistake this Autobot as the former Gobots character named Scooter. But it doesn’t help that he’s one of those underrated Autobots that’s easily forgotten if you only knew Bumblebee and his “Bee Team.”

But then again you might think this is all a big joke that Fixit looks like some guy from an old 1980s cartoon that tried to unseat the “Transformers” back in the day. The action figure looks cool looking though for being in-scale with the other characters.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Tiny Titans | Series 4 Surprises!

12.12.2016 – The “Tiny Titans” figurines made of soft plastic is part of a blind-bagged series released alongside Transformers Robots in Disguise. Most of the characters featured primarily are from the current animated series, but also have Generation One characters rendered in a big-headed, kinda-chunky-cute style.

The current blind bags that are now available are on its sixth series, but here are some of the fourth series reveals that you might find interesting. The trend of the blind bag figurines have taken over the Transformers brand and here’s a look…

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy Meal 2016 | Robots in Disguise

07.16.2016 – Previously McDonald’s has consistently released Happy Meal toys based from the current Transformers series Robots in Disguise. For this year they continue the tradition and with Hasbro in bringing this toy premium expanding the Transformers brand.

But most of them are not toy-based but rather a role play premium for the younger kids. For the Philippine market RiD is introduced as this month’s Happy Meal alongside for the boys while Sanrio characters is set for girls to collect.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Beast Wars: "Transmetals 2" Optimus Minor!

02.08.2016 – When you talk about Beast Wars most of the older generations of Transformers fans think of it as the dark part of the brand. But for those who appreciated the existence of this series would understand its huge impact.

If it weren’t for Beast Wars would you know the mythology that built the succeeding series? Within the series and toylines there have been bizarre characters take the ‘Beast Wars Transmetals 2’ that introduced some interesting characters that never appeared on the TV series but had a spotlight in IDW Publications comic books…

Friday, December 25, 2015

Beast Megatron's Christmas Greeting!

12.25.2015 – If you’ve been a long time Transformers fan chances are you’ve seen every iteration of the franchise since 1984, which includes the Beast Wars era. If you’ve skip that and you’ll never know what really is to be a TransFan.

This Christmas the fans who have seen the entire run of Beast Wars would probably appreciate David Kaye’s gesture a greeting card to every Transformers fan all over the world as the spark behind Beast Megatron’s voice. Ah… Yes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Meal Spotlight: TF RiD Grimlock!

09.01.2015 – Grimlock is one of the iconic characters in Transformers culture. Well known in the Generation One as well as various incarnation of the character has appeared in other series. But they’re not all related unless you’re a character fan.

The latest iteration of the famous dinobot appears in the 2015 series “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” not to be mistaken from the Japanese produced series in 2001. This latest McDonald’s Happy Meal features the Robots in Disguise’s Grimlock!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Transformers #44: The Transgressors.

08.22.2015 – The comic books published by IDW telling their version regarding the world of Generation One Transformers are quite intriguing they’re as intense as let’s just say TV soap opera. Filipinos like the drama and the emotion that resonate what the real life happens everyday, which is why this series was something of a good read.

Though for those who just collect the toys based from these characters can rarely relate to it the fiction carries more weight than its plastic counterpart. Hasbro is not only intending to sell more toys it also wants you to appreciate the characters portrayed in fiction and that is why these comic books are well written not to forget the art that brings to it gives you an idea who these robots are.

The ‘Combiner Wars’ arc is not as impressive as the post-war, which the repercussions of finding these colonies and inviting them back to Cybertron seemed more interesting finding out how the characters are put into play.

They’re not just robots that turn into animals, vehicles or household appliances they are like people too that have their drama to deal with and that makes it interesting.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Transformers #42: Now and On Earth.

08.14.2015 –How to you deal with losing your most trusted ally? They say you can’t stop change and personal experiences that made them. In Optimus Prime’s case it plays more than just a leader and his lieutenant.

What makes John Barber’s stories about how the Transformers characters being portrayed is no longer about just enjoying a good read. The content is basically aimed at older Transformers Fans, the ones who grew up seeing the series when it started more than thirty years ago and it reflects more how reality played out if this happened in a real world, but its not and they are portrayed by robots with human elements.

This issue will make you think about loyalties and moralities that define why the brand has continued to endure this long. IDW certainly has surpassed the previous publishers who originally had a hand telling stories about alien robots that could change into Earth vehicles and other things.

The epilogue for “Combiner Wars” for this issue carries a lot of weight and more thought defining narratives from Cybertron to Earth how the conflict is no longer about factions its more about conversations somewhat aching to human politics that mirrors what we have seen and this is all good stuff.