This is Not Kreo Folks! Lego Creator Expert Optimus Prime (10302)

Remember Kreo, Hasbro's attempt at the construction brick market that featured sets from their properties? They attempted to use their more popular properties, mostly Transformers, to gain traction to the brand but eventually failed. Years passed and instead of creating a competitive product, Hasbro and The Lego Group decided to collaborate and create what's possibly … Continue reading This is Not Kreo Folks! Lego Creator Expert Optimus Prime (10302)

Making its Transformation Less Nonsense: Transformers Studio Series Galvatron

I can certainly say that I'm not an apologist for Transformers: Age of Extinction for all its plot holes and nonsense. But one of the things I can appreciate from the movie is Galvatron's design, not the character or his motivations, just its design. That said, its transformation is also nonsense, basically breaking down into … Continue reading Making its Transformation Less Nonsense: Transformers Studio Series Galvatron

Leaked Chinese Toys are Back! “Rise of the Beasts” Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime

As previously reported, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the follow up to 2008's Bumblebee was supposed to be released in June 2022 but was instead delayed a full year to June 2023. This creates the same merchandising conundrum as Black Widow where toys are already planned to be on sale a couple of months prior … Continue reading Leaked Chinese Toys are Back! “Rise of the Beasts” Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime

Classic Yet Modern: Marvel Legends Iron Man (Iron Man Vol. 6)

We may not have an in-person Toy Fair this year, but that doesn't stop companies from doing major reveals and announcements. For Hasbro, this one is more of a regular deal as they do these Fan First events almost on a weekly basis, focusing on a different license each time. They opened the week with … Continue reading Classic Yet Modern: Marvel Legends Iron Man (Iron Man Vol. 6)

I Appreciate Star Wars Too! Star Wars: The Black Series Dark Trooper

I'm more of a Star Trek person than a Star Wars person, but I do appreciate the latter and how it's relevant to my collection. I'm specifically talking about the various droid units you can see in the myriad of Star Wars media, like this guy. I find it funny how they needed to explicitly … Continue reading I Appreciate Star Wars Too! Star Wars: The Black Series Dark Trooper