Showing posts with label Transformers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transformers. Show all posts

November 11, 2016

Transformers Combiner Wars Liokaiser Toy Review

The Kind-Of-6 Robot Combiner, In Effect!

The Combiner Wars continue with one last release: the Entertainment Earth exclusive Liokaiser Gift-Set! This marks the first time the famed Japanese G1 gestalt has received any sort of official nod from Hasbro, and they went all-out accordingly. (Well, as all-out as can be given a budgetary constraint or two.) Now, let's dive in to see what the latest Transformers Platinum Edition release has to offer!

Disclaimer - Images below often contain fan configurations arranged to my personal taste. Be cool!

Guyhawk enters the fray!

August 11, 2015

Transformers Combiner Wars Silverbolt Toy Review

Aerial Robot Individual

It's been over a freakin' year since we were given our first glimpse of the initial Transformers Combiner Wars line-up, and Silverbolt has remained firmly atop my wishlist ever since. Alongside his wave-mate Optimus Prime, the guys at Entertainment Earth have allowed me to finally give the iconic Aerialbot leader a look. Let's do it!

"I don't know what to do with my hands."

August 10, 2015

Transformers Combiner Wars Optimus Prime Toy Review

That's just Prime!

It turns out there are three sure things: death, taxes, and a constant stream of new Optimus Prime toys. One of the latest from Hasbro has the iconic Autobot leader shoehorned into 2015's Combiner Wars assortment. Thanks to the fine folks at Entertainment Earth, I'm pleased to crack one open and see how it stacks up. Cue the pictures!

Why hello there.

April 8, 2015

Weekly Want - Premium Format Darkseid, Super Robot Wars, & More!

Darkseid is...expensive.

We may be in a bit of a pre-SDCC funk as far as huge reveals go, but "ooh" and "ah"-worthy product images are always trickling out here and there. The recurring theme of the week seemed to be official shots of previously-teased items, but there were still a few surprises in store. Now, on to my personal highlights!

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Avengers 5-Pack (Price & Release Date TBD)

These might be made from existing molds, but the vibrant decos have really won me over. It doesn't hurt that I'm a bit of a sucker for "gift set" releases in general. Unfortunately for many of us, this appears to be a European Disney Store exclusive.

April 1, 2015

Weekly Want - Smash Bros. & Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo & More!

Too damn cute.

Holy what, how is it April already? As time marches on, so does the onslaught of wallet-destroying collectibles! From oldschool styled Masterpiece Transformers to even more fuel for the burning amiibo craze, here's the latest Weekly Want!

Bandai Star Wars 1/12 Scale C-3PO Plastic Model Figure ($30, Apr. 2015)

March 25, 2015

Weekly Want - Transformers Combiner Wars, Play Arts Batman, Etc.!

So wild. So rider.

Cue the dramatic smoke-bombs and confetti; the Weekly Want has returned! You know what that means. That's right, I'm going to assume you're willing to scroll through a bunch of pictures. So, do that! I'll wait.

Star Wars Revoltech 005 Boba Fett ($53.99, May 2015)

March 18, 2015

Weekly Want - Marvel NOW! ARTFX, MOTU Classics, & More!

Racer Slim

Yeah, I know the question that's been on all of your minds. "When is it Weekly Want time again?!" Wait no longer, delectable denizens of Geek-Skull; the latest batch of action figure and collectible images is at hand!

Masters of the Universe Classics 200X Queen Grayskull ($26, Nov. 15th, 2015)

February 25, 2015

Weekly Want - Masterpiece Tracks, S.H. Figuarts, & More!

The ultimate in high-quality prototype images!

If you're still feeling unsatisfied after the onslaught of awesome upcoming plastic whozits and whatzits from ToyFair 2015, there's no need to fret. There are still plenty of noteworthy wallet-killers to go around! From newly stocked items to unexpected reveals, here's the latest Weekly Want!

Francis Manapul Batman Black & White Statue ($63.96, February 2015)

February 20, 2015

Transformers Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks In Glorious Digital Color!

I say!

Thanks to TFW2005's Sup3hobo, we now have a look at the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks. Scanned from a Japanese toy magazine, the photo shows off an early look at the classic 1985 character's prototype. I must say, it looks quite promising!

February 18, 2015

Weekly Want - Toy Fair 2015 Highlights!

Just. Take. The. Money.

With Toy Fair 2015 now behind us, it seems fitting to dedicate the latest Weekly Want to some of the event's coolest featured items. The fun just never ends here on Castle Geek-Skull. Let's get to it!

DC Collectibles Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 2 Pack ($32.99, Oct. 2015)

February 15, 2015

The Transformers Brand Had A Strong Showing At Toy Fair 2015!

Looks like he can deal with it now, ho ho ho.

I'm almost certainly biased in the matter, but I'm of the firm belief that the Transformers brand completely stole the show at Toy Fair 2015. In effort to prolong my robot-fueled high as long as possible, I'm going to pour over as many of the eye-catching new reveals and official promo images as I can. Tag along, won't you?

Combiner Wars Voyager Proctectobot Hot Spot

While the GDO Hot Spot made from Universe Inferno was an acceptable placeholder, the firetruck Protectobot leader now has a fantastic original sculpt on the way. Once again, patience pays off!

February 11, 2015

Weekly Want - Machine Robo, Friesenberg, & More!

Oh Bike-Robo, you're so dreamy.

From the glorious return of old favorites to fancy-pants Japanese statues, the Weekly Want covers a lot of ground this time. The temptations never cease. Someone hide my wallet immediately!

Enough goofy intro-text. Let's just get to the good stuff.

Kotobukiya Avengers Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man ARTFX+ Statues ($79.99 & $199.99, October 2015)

February 8, 2015

Transformers 3rd Party G1 Hound Showdown!

Decisions, decisions.

In the wild world of 3rd Party Transformer toys, it's not uncommon for several companies to release their own versions of the same characters. However, the practice has been most common with "sexier," high-concept ideas like combiners. That's now completely out the window. Within the same day, new images surfaced of two different nods to the oft-overlooked and under-appreciated Hound.

Begun, the Hound War has.

February 4, 2015

Weekly Want - Marvel & DC Play Arts, Hot Toys Thanos, & More!

The fastest batarangman in the west.

Come one, come all; it's time yet again for the Weekly Want! Spoiler alert: one of this installment's highlights actually breaks the $400 mark! Bills, schmills. Toys are clearly all that matter.

Now, let's get this wallet-destroying party started.

Hot Toys Artist Mix Avengers: Age of Ultron Assortment ($39.99-$127.99, Summer 2015)

January 28, 2015

Weekly Want - Marvel Legends Thanos, LEGO, & More!

All smug, all smiles.

Welcome once again to the Castle Geek-Skull Weekly Want, wherein several of the latest plastic-crack reveals are given a place to shine. To say that this is a big deal is an atomic bomb of an understatement. Hold on tight, because here we go!

LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Set (Price and Release Date TBD)

January 26, 2015

The Combiner Wars Aerialbots Get Their Slingshot After All!


As featured in Castle Geek-Skull's latest Weekly Want post, Takara Tomy is bringing an actual Slingshot our way. "Combiner Wars" Superion has always looked promising, but it was definitely a bummer that one of the original crew had been replaced. I chalked up the inclusion of placeholder 'Bot Alpha Bravo to necessary cost cuts, but now I'm not sure what to think!

January 24, 2015

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Has A Much Better Name In Japan

Autobots, transform and ADVENTURE!

Yesterday, Takara Tomy updated their website with some new information on the 2015 Robots in Disguise series. The overseas name of the upcoming Prime sequel is Transformers: Adventure. I can't help wishing that was universal. I usually try not to immediately jump on board the "Japan does it better" train, but here I am doing exactly that. Sigh.

January 21, 2015

Weekly Want - Transformers Unite Warriors, Batman, & More!

"We won't stop fighting until you're finished, you hear?!"

Several of the items highlighted in this installment of Weekly Want left me with my arms flailing in the air like a hyperactive schoolchild. While they also deserve praise in standalone posts, leaving them out here just wouldn't be right. I'm going to shut up now and let the pictures speak for themselves!

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Mach ($36, June 2015)

January 13, 2015

Transformers Robots in Disguise Strongarm Review (Warrior Class)

The strong face of a strong lady.

The first assortment of toys from the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise series is now in stores, and the allure of new plastic 'Bots and 'Cons has proven inescapable. I've been intrigued by the classic aesthetic of the no-nonsense character Strongarm for several months now. I purchased her Warrior Class (deluxe scale) toy without even the slightest hesitation. Let's see if it can live up to my self-imposed hype!

January 7, 2015

Weekly Want - S.H. Figuarts Avengers, Kamen Rider, & More!

Ahoy there purveyors of plastic, it's time for the first Weekly Want of the year! This Castle Geek-Skull feature is all about highlighting various action figures and collectibles that may have caught my eye over the past week. Early January is usually light for product reveals, but a handful of promising items helped fill the void in a big way. Let's take a look!

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Swerve and Tailgate (Price and release date TBD)