Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Review: Titans Return Clones two pack - Cloudraker and Wingspan

titans return clone 2 pack
The world must be ending. Surely this can be the only explanation for why the toy gods have finally seen fit to bestow upon us modern updates on the Generation 1 Autobot and Decepticon clones.

But wait, there's a catch - Hasbro have made them incredibly tough to buy. Well, two of them anyway that are only available in tough to find box sets on the other side of the planet. So that leaves us with the other two, Cloudraker and Wingspan, released as a stand alone two pack this is absolutely how all four of them should have been done. Mostly because I am still bitter for not being able to get the others.

So do new these Clone figures justify repeated refreshing of Amazon.com in the hope one of the other box sets will drop into stock? Continue after the jump to find out.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Short Controlled Bursts: SDCC 2017 trailer wrap up

sdcc 2017 trailers

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, not the snowy, selection box eating one - it's SDCC 2017 time. For those of us who hopelessly in love with pop culture and everything that is fun in the world, San Diego Comic con is a second Christmas. Throwing out gifts in the form of toy, comic and movie reveals to wet the appetite and make you want to throw money at the screen.

Recent years have seen movie companies use it as an opportunity to pump out new trailers to an eager world and 2017 wasn't going to fail on that point. Things started off disappointingly with the complete lack of a Jurassic World 2 trailer, but I put aside my misery to resurrect an old feature I used to write, "Short, Controlled Bursts", as a way to take a quick wander through the various trailers currently causing Youtube to meltdown. Links are provided to save you having to seek them out...I am considerate like that.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Review: Titans Return Misfire

Titans Return Misfire Review

Misfire hails from the late 80's era of Transformers when the franchise took a sharp turn into super futuristic sci-fi. Not that Aliens style military sci-fi that touched all our hearts with it's Pulse Rifles, quotable lines and sweet ass Reebok's, but way more imaginative stuff that could have been mistaken for a video game shoot-em-up.

Originally designated a Targetmaster, Misfire has dropped the transforming robot gun and earned a transforming robot head for his new, heavily G1 influenced toy as part of the Titans Return line.

But is it as awesome as it looks? Has Titans Return hit a new peak?

Continue after the jump to find out