Saturday, 26 February 2011

Brand new forum and news website coming in April

Coming this April is a brand new website dedicated to action figure and toys news, members can enjoy news, videos and exclusive reviews of the latest toys, you can also join the forums to share your opinions or own news.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Renderform RF-002 Empyrean Espionage Kit Review











This kit is fantastic!!! it really has added to this figure and made it better.

What you get is a new head, 3 x coloured faceplates, 2 x black guns , 1 x clear red gun and an awesome mini-comic with amazing artwork.

The head is super easy to replace and requires a small screwdriver, the quality is superb with plastic being more solid then than the Hasbro head you are replacing.

10/10 for the kit and 10/10 for service !

Head on over to http://www.renderform.com/ and check out the superb products and work for yourself.

Target Exclusive Dark of the Moon Starscream

Thanks to Dave at allthecoolstuff we have this pic of the new Target exclusive Voyager Starscream which appears to be a straight repaint of the ROTF Starscream.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Kapow Auctions is coming!!!



Fed up with Ebay ? had enough of paying crazy high fees just to sell your toys and games, well hope is here in the shape of Kapow Auctions due to start May 2011.


1) No final value fee


2) Auction style format with live moderation


3) Choose your own payment methods from Paypal - Google Checkout - Cheque - Cash


4) Single insertion fee on all items you want to list with discounts for opening your own store


5) Help and support from real people with no cut and paste replies


6) Open marketplace for the UK - USA and EUROPE


7) Interactive forum for auction discussion and more


So are you ready ? do you want it ? let us know your thoughts and what else you want to see!!!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

MP-09 Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (Rodimus Convoy) Review



















First off we have waited a good 2 weeks before doing this review so we got a good feel for the toy and didnt go off half cocked, there have been a lot of complaints about this guy and we wanted enough time to see if they were right or wrong.

In our humble opinion Roddy isnt the worst Masterpiece ( if there is a thing ) but he sure isnt the best either, to sum it up the phrase '' its the quality not the quantity'' is best used. There is no arguing he is a gorgeous figure to look at, its almost as if Hot Rod or Rodimus has stepped off the screen and if your looking for a static display piece you will love him, if your looking for a collectable toy however read on!

There is far too much going on with Rodimus, it should have been one or the other and not somewhere in the middle which is where he sits, for an MP he is too small, we've gone from the beast that is MP-01 Optimus to the tiddler which is MP-09 in 6-7 years which is quite alarming, give it that time span again and we will probably be paying £130 + for something the size of a deluxe with a mass of trailer kibble. The figure itself is okay but the engineering is over the top, we commend the guy who designed him but this is a collectable toy and not a real life transformer so lets take it down a notch, did he really need such a complicated mid section ? such flimsy leg panels ? such delicate hands ? etc etc etc. 

In short he doesnt deserve the flack he has been getting over the last few weeks but he doesnt deserve a mass of kudos either, some of the problems being talked about like the backpack are born from people being too scared to get stuck in and give the parts a good push (which ours appears to be able to take). The guns do indeed not like staying in his hands very well but then Optimus was a suspect for this aswell so we really cant say its the end of the world its just another niggle in a good size list.

In short if you purchase this figure you will probably be underwhelmed with him out of the box, you may also experience the QC problems many already have, give it time however and he will earn a place in your collection just not that central focus you probably imagined.

Overall 6/10

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Reveal the Shield Wave 2 Wreck Gar Perceptor G2 Optimus & Bumblebee instock


Reveal the Shield Wave 2 now instock including the awesome Wreck Gar and Perceptor !!! grab em before they go from http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/

Takara UA-01 Jetwings Optimus Prime announced

Due July 2011 this Japan Exclusive features a leader class figure with some juicey add ons believed to be the Jetfire armor seen in the new superbowl trailer :) More details and a pic as soon as we get it!