G.I. Joe/Transformers joint exclusives and Wave Crusher w/ Sub Viper are in the Club store!

A pleasant Thursday afternoon surprise today as the G.I. Joe Collectors Club and Transformers Collector Club joint exclusives are now up and ready for purchase in the Club store!

This includes Marissa Fairborne w/ Afterbreaker and Old Snake w/ Stealth B.A.T.s!  The G.I. Joe community has been clamoring for a Transformers crossover for a long time, and now we’re starting to see something develop.  Pretty cool.

Also in the Club store today is the 2015 Vehicle exclusive Wave Crusher w/ Sub Viper.  Links to all three products can be found below.

Check out images for all three products below as well as a pretty cool looking banner to advertise this special event!

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G.I. Joe and Transformers co-mingle in new Loyal Subjects video

If you’ve been following G.I. Joe news recently, you’ve likely heard that the Loyal Subjects are reinventing their G.I. Joe vinyl figure brand in pretty exciting new ways. More on that in a bit…

For now, though, they’ve also produced a pretty hilarious video putting their Transformers and G.I. Joe vinyl figures together with pretty great results.

They have three episodes planned, with the first one now on YouTube. Check it out below, and keep watching LoyalSubjects.com for the latest info!

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Combiner Wars Hot Spot and Defensor Reviewed!

Two more Protectobots reviews come your way this morning, courtesy of Entertainment Earth!  Today we look at the leader of the team, Hot Spot, as well as the combined gestalt, Defensor.

Hot Spot transforms from fire truck to robot, and Defensor stands tall with the combined might of all five Protectobots behind him.  Check out my Transformers Review section, or click the links below to see what I think.

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Combiner Wars Streetwise and Rook reviewed!

Two more Protectobots reviews come your way this morning, courtesy of Entertainment Earth!

Streetwise and Rook make up the law enforcement group of the Protectobots, and they are two really fun Transformers to boot.  Check out my Transformers Review section, or click the links below to see what I think.

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Combiner Wars Protectobots Reviews – Brought to you by Entertainment Earth

Things have been a bit quiet around here from a review front, but thanks to site sponsor Entertainment Earth, things are going to get lively again this week!

Throughout the week I’ll be reviewing the latest Combiner Wars releases – Deluxe Protectobots Blades, First Aid, Streetwise, and Rook as well as their Voyager commander Hot Spot!  I’ll also review Defensor as a whole.

Check out the first two reviews below, and keep watching my Transformers Review section for more.

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Transformers: Combiner Wars Devastator Pre-Order on Amazon.com

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The first retail listing for the upcoming Transformers: Combiner Wars Devastator comes our way from Amazon.com which has listed the item for pre-order!  The pre-order listing comes in at $149.99 with a listed release date of August 1st, 2015.

For Prime members free two-day shipping is a very nice incentive for going with Amazon, and who knows when these might be found in brick and mortar stores.

Check out the banner below to pre-order!

Transformers Collectors Club announces other G.I. Joe/Transformers shared exclusives

If you’re a toy fan, you know that Botcon is today, and along with some spectacular Hasbro reveals (SKY LYNX OMG!1!111) the Transformers  Collectors Club is also holding a panel where they’re announcing their latest Figure Subscription Service as well as other items.

Some of those other items are a couple more G.I. Joe/Transformers pseudo shared exclusives, a human Springer Rodimus and Arcee from the Transformers episode “Only Human”.  We all know about Old Snake and Marissa Fairborne from that same episode, but that particular era of Transformers history also involved several Autobots being transferred into human synthoid bodies.  Springer Rodimus and Arcee (along with Springer and Ultra Magnus) were two of those.

You can check out more about this episode at Teletran-1, and a couple of images from the episode are below.

They also announced that the previous exclusives, Old Snake w/ the Stealth B.A.T.s and Marissa Fairborne with Afterbreaker will be carded and offered to both clubs.

EDIT – Early reports from Botcon had identified the male figure as Springer.  It has since been clarified to be Rodimus.  Apologies for the misinformation.

The new Combiner Wars Protectobots are landing, and I hate them

The new Combiner Wars Protectobots are landing, and I hate them

Actually almost the entire opposite. I kind of love them, and because I love them, I hate them.

I had told myself when Combiner Wars was first revealed that I would just stick with the Stunticons and Aerialbots…well, and Devastator, of course. Those are the three combiners I had as a kid, and gosh dangit, those would be the three combiners I would have as an adult. I figured the Protectobots would be reshelled and minorly retooled versions of the others, and yes, they are that indeed (well, except Hot Spot), but in spite of this they look SO DANG GREAT.

I won’t buy them.

I won’t.

But you should. While they don’t appear to be in stock everywhere online, there are reports of pre-orders shipping and sightings at Target stores throughout the country. Check Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth, and Amazon.com while I sit in my corner and pout.

As if that’s not bad enough, Brake-Neckand Quickslingerwere in stock at Amazon for like 14 seconds before selling out. Keep your eyes open!

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Rumors swirling about future Transformers: Combiner Wars releases

Over on TFW2005, forum member Mr. Chaos is revealing a list of potentially new Combiner Wars figures pulled from the computer listings of an unnamed retailer.

Take this all with a huge grain of salt, as none of it is confirmed, but the rumors certainly are intriguing.

I believe most Transformers fans already knew that Bruticus and the Combaticons were slated for an appearance somewhere within the Combiner Wars line, and these listings confirm that, with four of those Combaticons supposedly slated to appear as Deluxes!

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Following the formula of the Aerialbots and Stunticons, I think we can assume some repaints and retools, as well as some re-shelling, which is fine with me, because the cores of most of the Deluxe figures I’ve handled so far are excellent.

But here things get interesting… along with the above wave of Deluxes, a whole separate wave is listed (though no Voyagers appear in the system yet). This other wave consists of:

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This certainly raises some eyebrows! Classic Autobots as combiners? Could the three above figures work with some minor retooling and reshelling? Hrmmm…

Along with the above, some Legends figures were listed as well:

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Now, I’ll say right off, I’m not sure I’m “all in” on the Protectobots yet, but I will be all over those Combaticons for sure. And if the classic Autobots look good individually, too? Ouch. It’s looking more and more like my passing fascination with Transformers may not be so passing.

Check out the full reveal on TFW2005.

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Review of upcoming Combiner Wars Series 3 “Viper”

In a Toy Fair that was generally starved of G.I. Joe news, many of us latched onto the reveal of the upcoming “Viper” Combiner Wars figure, a repaint of a Legends scale Powerglide.  A very familiar repaint.

Yes, for the first time ever, Hasbro is making a direct G.I. Joe link to their Transformers toy line, repainting the popular A-10 character blue and actually placing Cobra symbols on it to represent the Cobra Rattler!  It’s a pretty neat touch, even if it’s just an homage, and not part of some larger scale over-arcing story.

Fellow What’s on Joe Mind host Chuck has actually received his Viper figure already, and put up a video review yesterday.  I believe this is our first real look at the figure in hand, and should provide some entertainment for both G.I. Joe and Transformers fans out there.  Check out the video review below.

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