Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I don't know what class he is, but as long as he's voyager or leader I'll be happy. VERY happy! Sixshot is probably my favorite G1 mold and I love seeing him get such an unadulterated update with the Titanmaster functionality added. (Update: rumors now indicate that Sixshot is Leader class and will be remolded into his son, Quickswitch!)
Also VERY happy about this guy! Leader Megatron really failed to deliver for me (at least compared to my expectations, which at the time I was really hoping for something more IDW-inspired), but this pretty much gets right what the leader toy didn't. The head sculpt looks great and I think the big red stickers are for the wings of the alleged jet mode (not a big leap, considering all TR voyagers are supposed to be triple-changers).
As much of a fan I am of the RTS G2 Optimus toy, this looks much better - less lanky, better sword and he'll be a Voyager. I wonder what the 3rd mode will be, as if Megatron is to be made into Blitzwing, Optimus could maybe be turned into Octane. I also love the fact that another head (Star Convoy) is thrown in for no extra charge - hopefully we get more double headmasters in the future!
I LOVE that jet mode.
Getaway is...ok. I wasn't on fire for the base Chromedome toy in the first place, but this'll work.
I don't really care about Doublecross here, but I appreciate how, again, full-on G1 the toy is.
Finally, Hot Rod gets a great update to his badly-aging Classics mold!

Monday, April 25, 2016


Victorion is the "daughter" of Solus and Nexus Prime. I haven't really thought out the details behind that, except that she wasn't forged as a combiner, but due to Nexus's part in her formation she had the capability to become one. Solus and Nexus prepared for this eventuality, with Solus producing a great combiner-sized sword, gauntlets and boots for her to use in combined form. Victorion fought alongside Solus and Nexus during the war of the Primes, but was fatally wounded, along with Solus, by Galvatron. Nexus couldn't save Solus, but was able to transplant Victorion's spark into the sword Solus had forged for her. Knowing that Galvatron would most likely not be defeated, he decided to leave her spark there so that she could remain safe for the remainder of the war, after which he planned to use the Enigma to donate her spark to a combined form of some of his loyalists. This tampering also allowed the sword itself to split into separate weapons and recombine. While Nexus himself was obviously defeated, followers of him and Solus managed to retain and preserve the sword, over time becoming a small and distinguished order that served under the Mistress of Flame, the Torchbearers.

It would not be until millions of years later that the current incarnation of the Torchbearers, still possessing the components of Victorion's blade, would come into contact with the Enigma and reconstitute the daughter of the Prime they revere. Victorion herself is very much an anachronism, out of step with modern cybertronian culture and having to adapt quickly to the current political climate. Predisposed to trust the Mistress of Flame, she follows her lead to further looks to Optimus as leader, since he is the last true Prime. However, the Mistress does not feel completely comfortable having the daughter of Solus around, fearing her as a potential threat to her power on Caminus.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Botcon, the last (?)

Ok, Alpha Trion's alt modes disappointed me some, but they are growing on me. The Betamaxx/Safeguard-styled Sovreign Titanmaster is pretty much a guarantee that we will get a new Vector Prime from this mold. 
Aw yeah! Finally, G1 Highbrow gets a new toy, and in the best line possible for him. There's really nothing wrong with him except I would have enjoyed a more MTMTE-style head. I like how the guns echo the HFTD toy a bit. Also, I want a straight-up, pre-BM, good guy General Obsidian repaint. The head can even be the same as Highbrow's if they want.