FansProject M3 Intimidator Mini Review & Hasbro vs. 3rd Parties Discussion:

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This year’s SDCC saw Hasbro announce “Combiner Wars”; introducing new incarnations of Menasor and Superion gestalt toys. With designs that seem like an improvement over those from the Energon series… should third party toy makers be worried? Well, YES for some and NO for others. You can easily guess which answer suits FansProject. The M3 collection of Stunticon tributes vastly surpasses any gestalt toy Hasbro has ever/and perhaps will ever made/make (well, Omega Prime does come close… but that’s it).

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MegaHouse Variable Action High Spec Galvion Review:

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I’ve never watched the Cho Kosoku Galvion anime, so based only on how cool the images of MegaHouse’s Galvion figure looked… I decided to get it. I’m a sucker for transforming toys and even more so for ones that are supposedly designed at a “masterpiece” level. Unfortunately, the only masterpiece-like aspect of this figure is that its plastic can disintegrate just as easily as Takara’s initial MP Rodimus Prime. When considering the high quality of their PVC figures, it’s really shocking how they can manufacture something so poorly as this Galvion.

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X-Transbots BEK-01TK Boosticus Add-on Kit for Takara Tomy Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Review:

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I was pleasantly surprised with Takara’s Fall of Cybertron Bruticus and with X-Transbots’ add-on kit installed… it’s now one of the best looking gestalts in my collection (and I almost have all of them). The original Bruticus already had individual figures with great vehicle and robot modes; it’s just a few minor shortcomings of the combined design that made the toy look far worse than it should have been. It really is amazing how a small kit with relatively few parts can make such a huge improvement to this set.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Review

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“They put a Nazi on the moon? F*ck the moon.” One of many epic one-liners from William Joseph “B.J.” Blazkowicz… the legendary protagonist of Wolfenstein. This latest incarnation for the FPS series of games is perhaps the greatest. The reason being that the creators of this game injected a heartwrenching plot into a seriously fun-to-play shooter. The levels are huge with a wide variety of enemies. Playing The New Order reminds me exactly why I love playing video games in the first place… to be utterly challenged and entertained.

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Transformers Generations Legends Cosmos with Payload Review:

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Cosmos has always been a quirky little Autobot that never really fit in when it came to style or form of how a Transformer should look like. The dang think was a tiny little green 50s-like space saucer that turned into a barely recognizable robot. The legends sized figure released a few years back was a great improvement but it still failed in robot form. Almost 3 decades after the original was released… we finally get something that I would call a proper Transformer.

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