Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Movie Review | Bumblebee Movie

01.08.2019 – Bumblebee is the first character to be featured in a solo movie, which is considered a spotlight on the character. In the comic books, IDW Publishing produced one-shot stories featuring well-known TF characters and Hasbro takes inspiration to that concept in bringing it to their film series with a soft reboot to the franchise.

The timeline is set in 1987 going back to an era of pop culture nostalgia for Transformers fans out there. Hasbro goes small with the sixth iteration of the Transformers films with renewed direction focusing on one character namely Bumblebee.

Monday, January 7, 2019

News Round Up | Bee Movie & Siege Sightings

01.07.2019 – Wrapping up the weekend Transformers was the highlight due to the special Philippine screening of Bumblebee Movie by UIP/Columbia Pictures with special invites to media after a long delayed wait due to the annual Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) that prohibited foreign films from being shown for the month of December 2018.

The other bit of new3s may be minor but the first installment for War For Cybertron: SIEGE officially available at Toy Kingdom with some of the new wave of Cyberverse assortment started appearing local retail particularly at Toy Kingdom Express satellite stores inside The SM Store toy section.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

TK New Release | Transformers Siege

12.30.2018 – Transformers Siege: the War for Cybertron Trilogy has dropped at Toy Kingdom flagship store in SM Megamall yesterday during their “Distribution Day.”

The first wave had made it to Philippine retail market for its pre-release since they opened their stores early in the day.

There were a lot of collectors looking for this first wave from this new trilogy that is unrelated to the videogame from eight years ago. The title “War For Cybertron” has been used before which was organically based from Activisions videogame set during the civil war in Cybertron, but this toyline is different…

Friday, December 21, 2018

Incoming | Go-Bots #2 Cover & Details

12.21.2018 – In case you’ve been living under a Rock Lord you’ll probably wonder what’s happening lately? For the comic book fan out there looking for something to sink in after the finale with the Transformers series you may want to get nostalgic with this one.

Go-Bots by Tom Scioli was underrated just like the toys themselves back in the 1980s. But would you give these Gobotronians a shot?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TF Sightings | TK Megamall & Podium

03.08.2017 – Titans Return, the current Generations line of Transformers taking inspiration to the Headmasters and comic book stories published by IDW Publication is in full swing as the toys have started arriving in Philippine retail. New sightings of assortments from Wave 2 and 3 have been spotted.

Interesting enough not all of the assortments has made it to retail displays like Wheelie from the first wave of Legends Class. But back in South Australia this character is in abundance. But right now the latest figures like Sky Shadow, Kup, Perceptor, and Road Burn is already available at Toy Kingdom.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Meal Spotlight | RID Grimlock

03.06.2017 – Grimlock has been a popular character that his name has been used in previous series going back to Beast Wars. But this Grimlock is not the same one from those who grew up with the original cartoon he’s from the 2015 RID Series.

McDonald’s have released a new set of Happy Meal toys based from the ‘Robots in the Disguise’ series apart from the one that was sold in 2015 which also included Grimlock. This time the latest iteration has something more than it can chew!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Meal Spotlight | RID Strongarm

02.26.2017 – There have been unknown characters in the world of Transformers. For the 2015 Robots in Disguise series Bumblebee would be the most visible character, since he’s the leader of the pack when he was introduced in the very first episode.

But Bee is the not the only Autobot who travelled with him going back to Earth. Strongarm, a rookie cadet was also introduced in the series. This Autobot is a ‘she’ and was included in the new Happy Meal toys for this month in Australia!

Monday, February 20, 2017

TF Sightings | Toys R' Us Noarlunga

02.20.2017 – Over the weekend a drive to Toys R’ Us Noarlunga was unprecedented as a rare opportunity to see what this store have when it comes to the Transformers brand. It’s surprising that the have something that Big W, Kmart, Target or even Myer doesn’t have that makes it even more interesting.

The stores in Australia are diverse but not as complete like the ones in the Philippines or not even closely similar to the stores in South Korea.

But definitely you get to see something there that’s worth the trip if you really have found that Transformer toy.