Thunderclash Reprolabels Video Review

Thunderclash is quite possibly the most popular Autobot in history, much to the chagrin of some other Autobots who shall remain nameless. *cough* Rodimus *cough*

Using the Transformers Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime as the base, this set from Reprolabels finally brings this popular character to life!

Get a set of your own: http://toyhax.com/for-classics/1891-labels-for-cw-battle-core-optimus-thunderclash.html

Transformers Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus Video Review

Ultra Magnus is the Duly Appointed Enforcer of the Tyrest Accord and First Officer of the Lost Light. His fantastic Combiner Wars figure finally fills the hole in everyone’s collection for a classically styled Ultra Magnus while also giving a nod to his appearance in IDW Comics’ More Than Meets The Eye (MTMTE) by having Minimus Ambus be the load-bearing bot inside the armor.

30 Day MTMTE Challenge – Day 30

What you love about MTMTE. What keeps you coming back for more?

You mean besides giant alien transforming robots? Ok. How about the humor, drama, great art and most especially, the easter eggs/subtle hints of things to come.

In issue #1, we got our fist clue. It wasn’t hidden. In fact, it was the last half of the last page. The list of don’ts

Warning from Issue #1

What was that last one again?

Then there was the whole “Nineteen Eighty-Four” mantra of the giant yellow robots that we find out later (much later) are actually Legislators, sent by Chief Justice Tyrest to apprehend Skids. We first meet Skids and the Legislators in issue #2.

Skids and Legislators

He has no idea that he is holding that gun.

Then we get another clue, dug up by Tailgate, in issue #5 that, perhaps, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” might refer to Section 19, Subsection 80, Paragraph 4 of the Tyrest Accord that is an unimportant section that Ultra Magnus glossed over, which is a HUGE indication of just how unimportant it is if Ultra Magnus skipped it.

Tailgate asks about 19 (80) 4

I think Tailgate is on to something here.

Then, it wasn’t until issue #20 that we finally find out that that Tailgate’s instinct was correct and that Skids was, in fact guilty of violating Tyrest Accord section 19 (80) 4.

Skids fires a thought bullet.

Now we know what thoughts sound like – PHUT!

That is 18 issues between the set up and the payoff. A time period of over a year! It’s things like this – the subtle clues and hints that you don’t even realize are important at the time that makes one pay attention to every little detail because you never know what is going to be important in a year and a half and what isn’t. This also make re-reading the series so much more satisfying because one can pick on these things during the second third or twentieth time reading the series.

It is truly a great series, arguably the best Transformers fiction ever, and I hope it continues for a long, long time.

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series 30 Day MTMTE Challenge

30 Day MTMTE Challenge – Day 29

One thing you wish would happen, regardless of how unrealistic it might be

I want to see an epic titan battle. Wait. We got that.

Metroplex wins!

Metroplex is my kinda town!

I want to see Optimus Prime being awesome! Oh, got that too.

Optimus Prime My Name Is

The one true Prime.

I want to see some fembots! What? They’re already here?

Nautica and Chromia

My, what a big wrench you have!

OK, fine. How about Megatron as an Autobot? No way that’s going to happen! You’re kidding me. It’s really going to happen?

Autobot Megatron

Is this Shattered Glass? C’mon!

Fine. I want to see what is in Brainstorm’s briefcase. Oh, and I want to see if he’s going to put the point-one-percenter spark that he took from Luna 1 in it.

Brainstorm Mind Blown

 

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series 30 Day MTMTE Challenge

30 Day MTMTE Challenge – Day 28

A Voice That You Associate With A Character

From this crowd (and of those who have speaking lines) the only ones that I usually read with a particular voice are Cyclonus, Perceptor, Ultra Magnus and Ratchet – their G1 voices. I also ALWAYS read Optimus Prime with Peter Cullen’s voice.

There are other that I would read in their G1 voice because it was so distinctive but they either haven’t had speaking roles yet (like Cosmos, Powerglide and Inferno) or aren’t in this comic, yet (like Megatron, Starscream and Ironhide).

Amazingly, I don’t read Hoist as having an English accent like he was portrayed in G1 even though that made him so unique. It might also have a bit to do with the fact that he hasn’t had a lot of scenes and his Spotlight was too fast-paced and action-packed for me to think of any particular voice inflection.

Lost Light Crew

The gang’s all here!

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series 30 Day MTMTE Challenge