Today we’ve got a quick little gallery for some aftermarket Transformers accessories I recently picked up, because one thing that Titans Return Chromedome was missing was G1-accurate rifles. Now I’d kind of like to have a G1-accurate face as well, but that’ll be a project for another day.
In stock on Amazon as of this writing, the new wave of Studio Series Deluxes is just waiting to be ordered – and you can help out the site when you do it!
It’s the Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime everyone is all abuzz about! And I’ve got it in hand here in the studio! While it may not be perfect, it’s still pretty great. And most importantly to me, it still works just as well in person to fit in as a Neo-Classics Optimus Prime if that’s more your speed than a movie toy. Keep reading to head to the gallery, and look forward to more photos of this coming soon!
It’s a delight to be able to bring you perhaps the very first in-hand photo gallery of the new Voyager Megatron from Transformers Siege! Previously the closest contact anyone has had was the select few invited to events like SDCC and New York Comic Con where the toys could be viewed in person on display, but with this assortment starting to make its way to retail in the United States, we can go for a much more involved examination of the toy. There’s 88 photos waiting for you in the gallery…
Several Deluxe assortment Transformers from the soon-to-be-released Siege line now have product pages on Amazon for US customers. These go beyond wave 1, and quite possibly even beyond wave 2, though we have very little information on what’s even to be part of the second wave right now. If you’d like to preorder these for yourself, keep reading for product links to each of the new toys.
Even when I thought this would be some kind of heavy retool of Jazz (before we saw photos, naturally) I was really enthusiastic for this toy. Despite my hopes of an affordable Counterpunch combiner limb being dashed, I can’t say that the Punch/Counterpunch we got did not greatly exceed my expectations for it!
The long awaited final member of the Monsterbot trio in the Deluxe class, made a special “premium” style release among a trio of retrospective-ish releases bringing up the tail end of Power of The Primes. It’s actually pretty impressive in a number of ways, especially when you take the whole group together as a whole now!
Especially in toy photography, most of the time your subject isn’t going to naturally fill the frame. So what should you do with the empty space around the edges? Should we rely on cropping, or try for better composition?
I don’t even like this toy. I didn’t like it as Moonracer, and I still don’t like it as Firestar (renamed for trademark purposes, of course). But damn if it isn’t photogenic. The reasonably poseable robot mode is also just expressive enough to look interesting, and boy do those colors pop. I just wish I liked the toy more on its own merits.