I remember a time when buying a Transformer was a rare occasion for me. But now things are heading towards the other extreme and I seem to always have a backlog waiting to be reviewed. So I thought I’d make a mini-theme week with a repaint review of my own.
When I ran across Rumble at my local Target a few months ago, I was pretty eager to pick him up. Unfortunately Hasbro hasn’t followed with his buddy Frenzy. I had to look towards Takara to complete the team, even though I was really ordering the same character.
When I get into conversations with fellow collectors and regular readers, they’re often surprised to find about some of the “other” lines I collect. See, the truth is, I’ve been holding out on you guys. Some toys I collect never seem to find their way onto the site. Masterpiece Transformers is one of those lines.
As the end of the year draws closer, I find myself trying to catch up on some older reviews that I haven't gotten around to yet. So in order to save a little time and hopefully fit more things into my schedule, I'm going to have a few "quick looks" at some repaints.
It’s Monday night as I’m writing this review. Like a lot of other Masters of the Universe fans, I’m anxiously waiting to hear if the ultimate Castle Grayskull playset is going to be a reality, but the website must go on, and it seems I’m never at a loss for a Transformers review.
This week, I’m looking at the Transformers Prime Gaia Unicron. This is the first Prime import that I pre-ordered before the press images were even released. I’ve been pretty happy with Takara’s exclusive figures so far, so I thought I’d take a chance on this guy. If only I knew then what I knew now...
Originally my plan was to write a review about the new TMNT figures I picked up at Toys R Us last week, but SDCC changed everything. With the disappointing follow up news to the Hasbro panel, I figured a review on Takara’s Transformers Prime Breakdown figure was appropriate.