Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FansToys FT-24 Rouge is now up for pre-order!

FansToys FT-24 Rouge


We have the pre-order up for FansToys FT-24 Rouge. ETA of April 2018 release. Reserve yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Zeta Toys ZB-02 Air Strike is now in-stock!

Zeta Toys ZB-02 Air Strike


Zeta Toys ZB-02 Air Strike just arrived! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Follow the links and order yours today! Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime.






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MSToys Figures are now up for pre-order!

MSToys Figures


Check out the upcoming figures from MSToys. We have several figures up for pre-order. Just follow the links and reserve yours today. ETA of 2018 release. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Monday, November 20, 2017

Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor is now in-stock!

Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor


We now have Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor in-stock! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by following the link below. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Friday, November 17, 2017

Maketoys Galaxy Meteor - Starscream

It didn't bother me much when Maketoys cancelled Galaxy Meteor. This was not an incarnation of Starscream that I was all that familiar with, and all I had to pair him with was a $2 thrift store find of Armada Megatron. Now that he's finally arrived, I'm glad that Maketoys was able to produce him after all.

Spaceship mode has an interesting look. It's not my favorite design, but I can see how it is more or less true to the source. The paint application is fantastic, as is all the molded detail. The guns next to his cockpit are on their own swivels. He rolls along just fine on non-retractable landing gears. The front and back of the craft could be held together a bit more tightly. The pegs have a tendency to come undone, but it's not as if he will come apart. Ratchets for his null rays would have been much appreciated because they are constantly swiveling out of alignment. His rifle attaches to his nosecone.

Transformation back and forth is pretty simple, but still fun. There are a couple of buttons to release spring-loaded panels, like the blades and the back of his calves. Nothing was hard to maneuver nor required much finagling to get into place.

This is probably one of Maketoys best painted figures. He is covered, head to toe, in very cleanly applied paint accents. Different colored plastic is used judiciously to break up large sections of grey. The line work is plentiful and I especially like the working pistons in his back that correlate with his ab crunch. The translucent purple on his cockpit and fold-out blades look wonderful.

His head is on a ball joint that gives him a very wide range of motion. He can raise his ratcheted shoulders straight out to his sides. His shoulder pylons are on separate hinges. His null rays are on their own swivels and double-jointed hinges. He swivels at his biceps, wrists, waist, and ratcheted thighs. His single-jointed elbows can curl past 90 degrees. His thumbs and pointing fingers are on separate ball joints. The rest of his fingers are fused onto a single ball joint. Except for his thumbs, his fingers have a single articulating knuckle. The cannons on his torso can swivel forward to make room for his waist swivel and ratcheted ab crunch. His hips are on ratcheted universals that allow him to perform full front and side splits. He has ratcheted, single-jointed knees that can perform full curls. The back of his calves have collapsing panels that make this possible. His ankles are on tilts and ratcheted rockers.

His accessories include his rifle, two alternate faces, and a key. His rifle is gray plastic with no paint. It slots very securely into his hands with a mechanism that I wished would replace Masterpiece-styled tabs. Besides his neutral face, we also get a smirk face and a laughing face. The face-swapping mechanic is simple and does not require messing with screws. The key has a translucent purple piece. He can hold it in his hands. It can also slot into a space behind his thrusters/head.

I'll display Galaxy Meteor on my Maketoys shelf. This is an awesome figure that I'm glad survived its initial cancellation. I hope Maketoys will continue filling out the cast from the Armada/Energon/Cybertron. Their G1 version of Starscream can't arrive soon enough.









Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-5 Barricade, is now up for pre-order!

Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-5 Barricade

We have the pre-order up for Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-5 Barricade. ETA of February 2018 release. Reserve yours using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Thursday, November 16, 2017

GCreation GDW-03 Fuuma, is now in-stock!


GCreation GDW-03 Fuuma

The ninja commander is in town! We have the GCreation GDW-03 Fuuma figure in-stock. Get yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Planet X Seekers are now in-stock!

Planet X Seekers


The Planet X Seekers are in the house! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Use the links and order yours. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!






























Mastermind Creations R-32 Stray, is now up for pre-order!

Mastermind Creations R-32 Stray


We have the pre-orders up for Mastermind Creations R-32 Stray. ETA of January 2018 release. Reserve yours using the links. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Mastermind Creations R-31 Ater Beta, is now up for pre-order!

Mastermind Creations R-31 Ater Beta


Deadly Shot, Mastermind Creations R-31 Ater Beta is now up for pre-order! ETA of February 2018 release. Reserve yours using the links. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives. Save up with The Chosen Prime!






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GCreation GDW-02 Rebel, is now up for pre-order!

GCreation GDW-02 Rebel

The latest from GCreation comes GDW-02 Rebel. Check out this table flipper and then follow the links to reserve yours. ETA of 2018 release. Don't forget to take advantage of The Prime Directives, and save more. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Takara Diaclone Reboot DA-20 Powered Suite E-Type, is now up for pre-order!

Takara Diaclone Reboot DA-20 Powered Suite E-Type

Another addition to your collection of Takara Diaclone Reboot figures. Here comes DA-20 Powered Suite E-Type. You know the routine. Just follow the links to reserve yours. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Takara Diaclone Reboot DA-19 Big Powered GV Land Battle Cruiser, is now up for pre-order!

Takara Diaclone Reboot DA-19 Big Powered GV Land Battle Cruiser


The latest from Takara Diaclone Reboot, comes DA-19 Big Powered GV Land Battle Cruiser. Rolling battle base / carrier, which can also double as parts swap out for Big Powered GV. Reserve yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Unique Toys R-01 Peru Kill, is now in-stock!

Unique Toys R-01 Peru Kill

We just received our stock for Unique Toys R-01 Peru Kill and have started processing your orders. This is so hot! Use the links provided to order yours today. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Thursday, November 9, 2017

TransFormMission Over Turn - Dead End

I have been really enjoying the TransFormMission Stunticons. They are a great looking group of bots that have fantastic vehicle modes. Over Turn is another worthwhile addition to my growing IDW shelf.

Car mode looks just as good as the previous vehicles in the team. There are unseemly panel lines, but that comes with the territory. The paint applications are clean. The transparent headlights are a much appreciated detail. Rubber sideview mirrors alleviate the worry of breakage. He rolls very well on hard rubber tires. His weapon stores in the undercarriage.

Like the others, transformation is pretty straight forward. It is kind of scary to move the windshields around though; transparent hinges are not my favorite thing. I wouldn't want to crack anything or introduce stress fractures. His lower legs should have had stronger tabs because they fold sideways, giving him a bow-legged look. Like the others before him, his backpack just sits loosely on his back. At least it doesn't swivel out of place. Going back to car mode is not that fun, but it is doable.

I love the metallic finish on his face, visor, and chest. The line work is more subdued than on his teammates, but still adds some visual interest. His face sculpt is my favorite of the group so far. Stylistically, he's closer to Disorder than the other two limb bots.

His head is on a ball joint. He can look down a bit and up quite a lot. His shoulders are on hinges and swivels. Unfortunately, when you manipulate his shoulders, his shoulder panels move up, breaking his form. He can't quite raise his arms all the way up and out to vertical, but can get well past horizontal. He swivels at his biceps, wrists, and waist. His single-jointed elbows can only curl to 90 degrees. His thumbs are fixed and the rest of his fingers are single-pinned and articulate as a single unit. He has universal joints that let him do full front and side splits. His thigh swivels are up at the universal joints and are limited by the sculpt. He has ratcheted, single-jointed knees that can't quite curl to 90 degrees. His feet are on rockers and tilts, but they feel slightly wonky. Maybe a touch of floor polish will fix that. His toes and heel spurs are on separate hinges.

His accessories include his rifle, some combiner parts, and the rest of the pieces for that mini Optimus Prime. His rifle is purple and black plastic, with some minimal line work. Despite using a Masterpiece-styled tab, it sits securely in his hands. The combiner parts are supposed to be better than what came in the box with Powertrain, but I haven't tried them out yet. I suppose I will put together the model kit Optimus Prime at some point.

Over Turn will stand on my IDW shelf next to his team. I have yet to see whether the combined form of Havoc holds together well or not. For now, I'm simply enjoying this set as individual figures. The aesthetic design isn't for everyone. I like them, especially as a group of exotic sports cars and a truck.








MMC R-19AM Kultur Asterisk Mode, now up for pre-order!

MMC R-19AM Kultur Asterisk Mode


We have the TFCon DC 2017 Exclusive, Mastermind Creations R-19AM Kultur Asterisk Mode, now up for pre-order! ETA of December 2017 release. We'll have a very limiter number of pre-order slots, so, make sure to reserve yours today. Just follow the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






X2Toys XT010 SkyCrusher, is now in-stock!

X2Toys XT010 SkyCrusher


We just received our stock for X2Toys XT010 Sky Crusher. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by following the links. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mastermind Creations R-27SG Calidus Shadow Ghost, is now up for pre-order!

Mastermind Creations R-27SG Calidus Shadow Ghost

We have pre-orders up for Mastermind Creations R-27SG Calidus Shadow Ghost. This was an exclusive at TFCon DC 2017. We'll have a very limited amount of stock available, so make sure to get your order in early. ETA of December 2017 release. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Planet X Seeker Set, is now up for pre-order!

Planet X Seeker Set

We have the 6 Figure Set for Planet X Seekers up for pre-order! Get yours by following the links. ETA of November release. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Storm Collectibles Tekken 7 Heihachi Mishima, is now up for pre-order!

Storm Collectibles Tekken 7 Heihachi Mishima


Tekken 7 Heihachi Mishima from Storm Collectibles is now up for pre-order. Coming out in 2018. Reserve yours using the links. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!






AlienAttackToys A-01CC El Cid is now up for pre-order!

AlienAttackToys A-01CC El Cid

We have the AlienAttackToys A-01CC El Cid up for pre-order! ETA of 1st Quarter 2018. Reserve yours today by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Friday, November 3, 2017

DX9 Richthofen - Powerglide

Powerglide is a figure I have fond memories of. It was yet another flea market find with my father back when I was a child so it was probably a knockoff. I enjoyed that thing more for the jet mode than the robot due to many hours playing A-10 Tank Killer. While my contemporaries loved the Tomcat, Falcon, and Eagle, my favorite was the Warthog. DX9 Richthofen is another delightful upgrade to that beloved childhood toy.

Jet mode is serviceable. No one's going to mistake it for a model, but it does resemble the awesome A-10 Thunderbolt II, albeit a chubby one. In a rare example, he does not look like a robot with a jet on his back. He's mostly red plastic with some metallic trim on the engines. He has four retractable landing gears. Although they all have wheels, he doesn't really roll. Extending or stowing the front landing gear requires you to open his chest panel. The rear landing gear also serves as the attachment point for the flight stand. His rifle can peg to the underside of the nosecone. Unfortunately, the rifle doesn't also transform to more resemble the A-10's iconic Avenger cannon.

Transformation is pretty simplistic. I do not like how his feet are formed. The stabilizer wings wrap around the front of his feet, but are not long enough to run the entire length of his feet. This causes him to lean backward, but can be offset if you angle his heel spurs. It's a bit kibbly, but you could also fold up the wings and place them in front of his shins. Too bad there's no way to fold them into that space in his calves. Going back to jet mode, I do not like having to put pressure on the metallic finish of his face to rotate it away.

Robot mode looks wonderful. His chest has a panel that opens to reveal some circuitry and a heart. The paint applications there and on his crotch are cleanly applied. The metallic finish of his face highlights the beautiful sculpt. His wings could be more flush against his torso. Overall, he does not have that slightly off G1 look that is typical of most other DX9 offerings.

His head is on a hinge and swivel. I like the noticeable hard stop for when his head is pointing straight forward. His shoulders are on hinges and swivels. They can raise out and up a bit past 90 degrees if you move his shoulder pauldrons out of the way. He swivels at his biceps, wrists, waist, thighs, and knees. He can perform full curls with his double-jointed elbows. His thumbs are fixed and his fingers are single-pinned. His pointing fingers articulate separately from the rest. His hips are on universal joints with ratchets along the front-to-back axis. He can perform a decent front and side splits. He has single-jointed knees that can only curl to 90 degrees. His feet are on rockers and tilts.

His accessories include a rifle, a mask, a flight stand, and a mini Astoria. The rifle has a metallic finish and resembles a larger version of Masterpiece Bumblebee's rifle. It fits securely in his hands and doesn't use a Masterpiece-styled tab nor a standard peg. The mask is an off-white plastic, with painted eyes and teeth. It pegs onto his face while it is rotated away. The flight stand is clear plastic and requires some assembly. It works well enough holding his jet mode in place. I find it annoying that you have to disassemble the armature in order to reposition it. Astoria isn't very detailed. Her face just has a flat skin tone and her hair isn't even painted completely on the underside. Like all the other miniature people from previous figures, she will stay in the box.

I'll keep Richthofen on my DX9 shelf and use him as a Masterpiece stand-in until something better comes along. Unlike my original G1 toy, he will definitely be displayed in robot mode. He has just enough design choices that prevent me from liking him wholeheartedly. It's a fun figure though and definitely has a place in my collection.









Friday, October 27, 2017

Fans Toys Terminus Giganticus - Omega Supreme

After two giant shipping boxes greeted two disbelieving kids and a very patient wife, Fans Toys Terminus Giganticus is fully assembled and standing guard over the rest of my figures. It is an awesome sight to see and the new cornerstone of my Masterpiece collection.

As expected, alt modes come in multiple pieces. There doesn't seem to be much paint applications, just colored plastic. At least there are tampographed decos.

Not surprisingly, the tank is the most substantial by weight because it's his torso. The turret is on a ratcheted swivel. The cannon is on a ratcheted hinge. Although the helmet shape of his head is unmistakable, his face is well-hidden. He has functional treads, but they don't work very well. For rolling, you'll be relying on two rolling cylinders in the middle of the undercarriage.

The rocket is his two arms joined together. The connection point isn't very tight so having a hand on each half of the rocket is recommended. The loading ramp has a slide out portion and is on a double hinge. The sculpt where the ramp joins the rocket is a bit messy. The compartment can hold the little people that are included with some figures, but they can't stay in there with the ramp stowed. Both ends have a light-up feature. Batteries are not included.

The launch tower and tracks take up quite a bit of room. The launch tower is also very weighty and does feature some gunmetal paint applications. It is a combination of his feet and shoulders. The major axis of the track is nearly 42 inches long. The minor axis is about 20 inches. The tank can sort of run along the tracks, but not very well. Plus, I wouldn't want to risk scratching the finish on what will be his legs.

Transformation is surprisingly simple for such a large piece. I did get a little turned around with the rotating and swiveling pieces of his legs, but worked it out in the end. The instructions are pretty clear. Just don't force anything. Every piece will move along smoothly if angled properly. Yes, this is a parts-former, but that's the nature of this character. Unfortunately, his butt flap has a tendency to untab, leaving a somewhat unslightly gap. Perhaps a little BluTak will solve that issue.

Robot mode is just glorious. The paint application is limited to highlights and tampographed decos, but this is still a stunning showpiece. It will also be a conversation piece, especially since it won't fit in most display cases and have your guests commenting on the two foot tall robot standing in your living room. Die-cast spread throughout the figure makes him very weighty. Fans Toys seems to be getting better with their face sculpts. I didn't have any complaints with Phoenix's face, and I certainly don't have any with Terminus Giganticus'. His eyes have a light-up feature. His torso has a compartment that can hold MP-10's Matrix of Leadership. It also has a light-up feature. If going by the Sunbow chart, he is surprisingly well-scaled next to MP-10 Optimus Prime.

His head is on a ratcheted swivel. There is no vertical articulation. His shoulders are on ratcheted swivels and hinges. Although his wings get in the way of his arm rotation, he can raise his arms up and out to 90 degrees. Swiveling his arms will sometimes untab his backpack and consequently, his arms and shoulders from his torso. He swivels at the biceps, waist, and thighs. He has ratcheted, single-jointed elbows that only curl to 90 degrees. No, the ratchets are not strong enough to hold up even Masterpiece Megatron. His claws have a couple of articulation points each. His hips are on ratcheted universals with reverse butterfly joints. The butterfly joints help with his posability, but should have been ratcheted as well. Not surprisingly, he can't do any splits. The ratchets in his hips seem to have a lot of space between the teeth. He won't fall over once you get him settled, but if the ratchets had been spaced better he would feel more stable while in dynamic poses. His ratcheted, single-jointed knees can only curl to about 45 degrees. His ankles have one click of tilt, but no rockers. He's not the most posable of figures, but that is not surprising considering his size.

His only accessories are a clear face mask, a crotch plate, and an alternate chest plate. Both are done in solid red. I will probably just leave them in the box.

Terminus Giganticus would go on my Masterpiece shelf. Since he doesn't fit into my Detolf cabinet, I'll just have him stand in a corner of my living room. I never had the original Omega Supreme toy, but knew someone who did. That figure didn't quite live up to what I had pictured in my mind. None of them really did. While not perfect, Terminus Giganticus is the Omega Supreme toy I had always wanted. I can not wait for more from Fans Toys. Someone please bring forth 6 foot tall versions of Metroplex and Trypticon.








DNA Design DS-02 Arashi, is now up for pre-order!

DNA Design DS-02 Arashi

We have the pre-order up for DNA Design DS-02 Arashi. ETA of December 2017 release. Reserve yours today by following the link below. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Thursday, October 26, 2017

Unique Toys R-02 Challenger, is now up for pre-order!

Unique Toys R-02 Challenger


The latest from Unique Toys comes R-02 Challenger. This should match up pretty well with R-02 Peru Kill. ETA of 2018 release. Reserve yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!