Tuesday, August 22, 2017

XTransbots MM-IX Klaatu Video Preview



Here's our Video Preview for XTransbots MM-IX Klaatu, their version of Cosmos in MP Scale. Check it out and then follow the links to order yours. We are looking to include two 1:87 scale cows to go with your figure. Thanks for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Monday, August 21, 2017

Perfect Effect DX06P Gorira Prime is now up for pre-order!

Perfect Effect DX06P Gorira Prime

The latest from Perfect Effect comes DX06P Gorira Prime. It's now up for pre-order and is slated for a November 2017 release. Reserve yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Sunday, August 20, 2017

Masterpiece REAnimated: Intruder Alert



Check out the latest video from Masterpiece REAnimated: Intruder Alert.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Unique Toys M01 Archimonde, is now in-stock!

Unique Toys M01 Archimonde


Stock for Unique Toys M01 Archimonde has arrived. Pre-orders are now being processed. Get yours by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Unique Toys M02 Ghaz'ranka, is now in-stock!

Unique Toys M02 Ghaz'ranka

Unique Toys M02 Ghaz'ranka is now in-stock! Get yours by following the links. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






DX9Toys X16G Usurper Ghost is now in-stock!

DX9Toys X16G Usurper Ghost


Just in, DX9Toys X16G Usurper Ghost is now in stock and being processed. Get yours by following the links. Thank you for your continued support of  The Chosen Prime!






Mech Planet Hot Soldiers HS-07 Iron Tin, now up for pre-order!

Mech Planet Hot Soldiers HS-07 Iron Tin

We just put up the Mech Planet Hot Soldiers HS-07 Iron Tin, up for pre-order! ETA of September 2017 release. Reserve yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Toys Alliance Mega Action Series MAS-01NP Nemesis Prime, now up for pre-order!

Toys Alliance Mega Action Series MAS-01NP Nemesis Prime

We have the pre-order up for Toys Alliance Mega Action Series MAS-01NP Nemesis Prime. Do note that we have a limited number of pre-order slots available. Make sure to follow the links and reserve yours early. Thanks for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Monday, August 14, 2017

TFC Toys P-06 Thousandkills is now in-stock!

TFC Toys P-06 Thousandkills

Our stock for TFC Toys P06 Thousandkills has arrived! Pre-orders are being processed. Just follow the links to order yours. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






MakeToys MTRM-11 Meteor, is now up for pre-order!

MakeToys MTRM-11 Meteor


We have Maketoys MTRM-11 Meteor, now up for pre-order! Reserve yours today by following the  links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Titans Return Leader Overlord is now up for pre-order!

Titans Return Leader Overlord


We have Titans Return Leader Overlord with Dreadnaut, now up for pre-order! Reserve yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Spider-man Homecoming (Homemade Costume Version) & Stage ACT Wall, is now up for pre-order!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Spider-man Homecoming (Homemade Costume Version) & Stage ACT Wall, is now up for pre-order!


Peter Parker is coming! Check out Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Spider-man homemade spider suit, from Spider-man: Homecoming. ETA of December 2017 release. Reserve yours today!






Bandai S.H. Figuarts Batman: The Dark Knight Batpod, is now up for pre-order!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Batman: The Dark Knight Batpod


Check it out! We have the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Batman: The Dark Knight Batpod. Coming out in 1st Quarter 2018. Reserve yours early and make sure that you also have The Dark Knight Batman to pair up with it.  Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Storm Collectibles 1/12 Scale Mortal Kombat: Shao Kahn & Throne, now up for pre-order!

Storm Collectibles 1/12 Scale Mortal Kombat: Shao Kahn & Throne


We have the Storm Collectibles 1/12 Scale Mortal Kombat: Shao Kahn & Throne, now up for pre-order! Reserve yours today by following the links. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives.






Friday, August 11, 2017

Toyworld Spanner - Springer

Toyworld Spanner - Springer

After the somewhat disappointing Crank, I opened Toyworld Spanner with some trepidation. I never technically stopped collecting lines before - TFC Toys Old Soldiers series fizzled out before I could reject any new figures - but I was ready to stop should Spanner turn out be bad, especially since Springer is of such nostalgic importance for me. Fortunately, Spanner offers me just enough to stay vested in this series.

I'm sort of indifferent to his car mode. It's neither egregiously bad nor inspiringly awesome. The proportions just seem off to me. His tail section is a bit messy. I wish his rear wheels had been hidden because they look so awkwardly tiny. The rear fenders don't want to stay tabbed to the body and are constantly coming apart. His canopy opens to reveal a cockpit painted in metallic gunmetal that is also used on his thrusters. I wished he had more of that gunmetal instead of all that drab grey. The yellow panels in front also open to reveal blue transparent . . . headlights? weapons?

Transformation to helicopter mode is ridiculously easy. There is a bit of parts-forming with the rotor blade. It was extremely hard to peg in, at least not without causing the rest of the vehicle to splay apart. It also doesn't spin very well. From above, the helicopter looks alright. From underneath, the back of Spanner's head is clearly visible. The undercarriage panel doesn't really stay tabbed together very well. His side sections have no tabs at all. There are gaps throughout the form. Overall, the designs of the vehicle modes aren't making me itch to use either in a photo project.

Transformation to robot mode is not difficult. As expected, his rotor becomes his sword. Everything moves smoothly, except for a squeaky bicep swivel and one kneepad that keeps popping off its nubs. Returning to either vehicle mode is also simple and hassle free.

Robot mode is definitely where I enjoy this figure the most. His Die-cast chest is particularly nostalgic. Additional Die-cast in his shins give him some extra heft. His light-piping works really well. Despite being from a line of slightly oversized figures, Spanner is surprisingly short when compared to Unique Toys Allen. He also doesn't have that chunkiness of Allen. The asymmetrical line work on his chest is a bit off-putting, but at least there is a decent amount of it. I do wish he had more paint applications and was a little more stylized.

His head is on a hinge and swivel. He can look up, but not down. The hinge is extremely loose, causing his head to flop backward just from handling him and sometimes when he's just standing still. His shoulders are on swivels and double hinges that let him raise his arms to the sides 90 degrees despite his shoulder pylons. He has another set of outward hinges just above his elbows that allow him to raise his arms sideways without even moving his shoulders. He swivels at his biceps, wrists, waist, and thighs. His elbows are double-jointed and can curl just past 90 degrees. His thumbs are on ball joints and his fingers are single-pinned. Like Crank, his fingers articulate in pairs. His hips are on universals that can swivel quite a fair amount, but they feel rather loose. He can perform full front and side splits. His knees are ratcheted and technically double-jointed, but the lower joints only have room in the housing for one click. Comically, his knees can actually bend in the wrong direction slightly more than in the normal direction. He doesn't really have articulating feet. His toes are on ball joints. Unfortunately, his heel spurs sit ever so slightly higher than his toes, which causes him to have a slight lean and to have some trouble holding dynamic poses.

His accessories include a pair of rifles, his sword, an extra face, and some screw hole covers. The rifles are grey plastic with some line work and red paint applications. They slot into his fist and stay in place pretty securely. They can also mount in either vehicle modes. In robot mode, one can peg where the rotor blade would peg. His sword is grey plastic with some line work. It splits apart to form his rotor blade. Unfortunately, the top side is not aesthetically pleasing. The extra face has a snarl or a grimace; I can’t really tell. The screw hole covers go on the back portion of the vehicle and the side of the housing for the thruster.

Spanner will join his brethren on my Toyworld shelf. I'm glad that he is better designed than Crank. Robot mode is where I enjoy him the most. The other two modes are a fair bit of meh. He's definitely not G1; none of the Toyworld oversized figures really are. For me, that's just another reason to start a shelf with these guys. All in all, Spanner is quite a step up from Crank and keeps me interested in more from Toyworld.








Fans Hobby MB-05 Flypro is now in-stock!

Fans Hobby MB-05 Flypro


Fans Hobby MB-05 Flypro is now stocked and ready to ship. Orders are currently being processed. Get yours using the links. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Takara LG-EX Magna Convoy is now in-stock!

Takara LG-EX Magna Convoy

We just received our stock for Takara LG-EX Magna Convoy. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Perfect Effect PC-20 Black Jinrai is now up for pre-order!

Perfect Effect PC-20 Black Jinrai


We have the Perfect Effect PC-20 Black Jinrai up for pre-order! ETA of November 2017 release. Works with the recent SDCC Primitive Optimus Prime. Reserve yours early by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Thursday, August 10, 2017

KFCToys E.A.V.I. Metal Phase 10A Kingzilla & Komodus, is now in-stock!

KFCToys E.A.V.I. Metal Phase 10A Kingzilla & Komodus

KFCToys E.A.V.I. Metal Phase 10A Kingzilla & Komodus is now in-stock! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






MAAS Toys Cybertech Series CT001 Skiff and CT002 Gold are now in-stock!

MAAS Toys Cybertech Series CT001 Skiff and CT002 Gold


Stocks just arrived for MAAS Toys Cybertech Series CT001 Skiff and CT002 Gold. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by following the links below. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!










Perfect Effect PC-16 Jinrai Prime is now in-stock!

Perfect Effect PC-16 Jinrai Prime

We just received our stock for Perfect Effect PC-16 Jinrai Prime! Pre-order are being processed. Get yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime.






Dx9toys​ D11 Richthofen Video Preview




Here's our Video Preview for DX9Toys D11 Richthofen. This is their version of Powerglide. Check it out and then follow the links to reserve yours. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






Friday, August 4, 2017

Toyworld Crank - Kup

Toyworld Crank - Kup

I wasn't entirely onboard with Toyworld's rescale, but the aesthetic design and durability of their figures kept me coming back for more. Toyworld Crank is probably my least favorite of their offerings so far because he doesn't offer me either of those qualities.

Vehicle mode is rather uninspired, but that is probably more to do with Kup's design than the figure. It does look like the old G1 toy and the cartoon vehicle so I have no real complaints there. The canopy is not hinged, but it can be removed to apply an Autobot sticker. I'm not too fond about the color scheme, but there is transparent yellow plastic for the head and tail lights. I have one rear wheel that doesn't roll and another that always wants to collapse back into the wheel cavity. 

Transformation back and forth between modes is pretty straightforward. It was pretty easy to line up what few tabs were required.

Overall, I like the shape of the figure. I just wished he was colored more like the box art. It's as if they had mistakenly reversed his paint scheme and mixed the wrong shade of teal. Dark grey plastic covers his face, arms, thighs, and feet. His crotch is teal instead of grey. I don't like either of his face sculpts. His light-piping does work very well at least.

His head is on a ball joint that has quite a wide range of motion. His shoulders are on swivels and hinges that let him raise his arms almost to near vertical. The hinges feel dangerously tight, but the swivels are ridiculously loose. His shoulder covers also sit very loosely. He has butterfly joints, but the floppiness isn't offset by the small range of motion they provide. He swivels at the biceps, wrists, waist, and thighs. His double-jointed elbows can almost perform full curls. His thumbs are on ball joints and his fingers are single-pinned, articulating in pairs. He has a bit of an ab crunch. His hips are on universal joints that allow him to achieve full front and side splits. His double-jointed knees can only curl to about 90 degrees. He suffers from the double-whammy of knees that bend in the reverse direction as well as joints at the top of his thighs that let him lift his legs without engaging his hips. It's very similar to what Primorion has. I really hate these two design choices. His ankles are on hinges and swivels that end at ball joints to his feet so there shouldn't be any issue putting his feet flat on the ground no matter the stance. He also has hinged heel spurs.

His accessories include his rifle, an alternate face, two cigars, a pair of screw covers, and a display base. His rifle has some decent line work and some gun metal paint applications. It simply slots into his fist and stays in place very well. In vehicle mode, whether designed to or not, the rifle can peg onto the back. One of the faces has a peg hole for the cigars, which are tiny things that will probably disappear at some point. The extremely dark paint on the included faces make him look like a zombie. The screw covers go on his back. Does making us apply the screw covers save that much time at the factory? The display base is similar to the ones that have come before.

Crank will go onto my Toyworld shelf, but somewhat begrudgingly. I usually enjoy Toyworld offerings, less for their accuracy to the character, but more for their durability and playability. I'm not really getting that from this figure, all due to those floppy shoulder joints. If Crank had been first in this line, I would have been hesitant to get more. I still have Spanner and Coolsville to look at so I hope Crank is just the exception in an enjoyable line so far.





Thursday, August 3, 2017

Zeta Toys ZB01 Flyfire and ZB-02 Air Strike Photo Gallery

Zeta Toys ZB01 Flyfire and ZB-02 Air Strike


Check out our Photo Gallery for Zeta Toys ZB01 Flyfire and ZB02 Air Strike. Then follow the links to reserve yours. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!










Sen-Ti-Nel RE:EDIT Iron Man New Century, is now in-stock!

Sen-Ti-Nel RE:EDIT Iron Man New Century

We have a limited number of stock for Sen-Ti-Nel RE:EDIT Iron Man New Century. This figure was an exclusive at Toy Soul 2016. Get yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Zeta Toys ZA-01 Takeoff, is now in-stock!

Zeta Toys ZA-01 Takeoff


The first in the series, here's Zeta Toys ZA-01 Takeoff. Start building your Zeta Toys Armageddon Combiner Team. Order yours today by following the links. Thank you for shopping with The Chosen Prime. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives!






Sentinel RE:EDIT Modular Iron Man, is now in-stock!

Sentinel RE:EDIT Modular Iron Man


From Sentinel's RE:EDIT Line comes Modular Iron Man. We have it stocked and ready to ship. Get yours by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Spark Toys ST-02 Spartacus, is now in-stock!

Spark Toys ST-02 Spartacus


New and in-stock, is Spark Toys ST-02 Spartacus. Their homage to DreamWave War Within Megatron. Pre-orders are being processed. Follow the links to order yours. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Generation Toy GT-5 Mini Leaders, is now in-stock!

Generation Toy GT-5 Mini Leaders


We just received our stock for Generation Toy GT-5 Mini Leaders. Featuring mini versions of OP.EX and Tyrant. Order yours by using the links. Thank you for shopping with The Chosen Prime!






Takara Legends Series LG-58 Clone Bot Set, LG-59 Blitzwing, and LG-60 Overlord, now up for pre-order!

Takara Legends Series

We have some new Takara LG Series figures up for pre-order! Just use the links below to reserve yours. ETA of January 2018 release. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!














Takara MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus, is now up for pre-order!

Takara MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rodimus

Coming out in February 2018 is Takara MP-40 Hot Rodimus. We'll get the pictures updated as well as the details as soon as we get them. Reserve yours today! Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






DX9Toys Attila Combiner team, now up for pre-order!

DX9Toys Attila Combiner team

We have the pre-orders up for the DX9Toys Attila Combiner Team. Just use the links to reserve yours. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






















Bandai S.H. Figuarts Wonder Woman (Justice League), is now up for pre-order!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Wonder Woman (Justice League)

What a gorgeous figure! Check out the upcoming Bandai S.H. Figuarts Wonder Woman (Justice League). Reserve yours early by following the links. Thank you for shopping with The Chosen Prime!






Generation Toy GT-2 RE Tyrant, now up for pre-order!

Generation Toy GT-2 RE Tyrant


After the release of Generation Toy GT-3 OP.EX, comes GT-2 RE Tyrant. A great addition to an IDW style MP scaled series figures. This is their version of IDW Bomber Megatron. Reserve yours by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






BadCube OTS-13 Warrior Piper, now up for pre-order!

BadCube OTS-13 Warrior Piper


Reserve your BadCube OTS-13 Warrior Piper today. This is BadCube's MP Scaled version of Autobot Pipes. Just follow the links. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives to save more! Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!






BadCube OTS-01 Engineer Huff is now up for pre-order!

BadCube OTS-01 Engineer Huff


Get your BadCube OTS-01 Engineer Huff. This is Huff 2.0, their MP scaled version of Huffer. Just follow the links and reserve yours today. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!