Tuesday, March 28, 2017

XTransbots MX-IX Aegis, is now up for pre-order!

XTransbots MX-IX Aegis


Upcoming from XTransbots Toys is MX-IX Aegis. Featuring diecast parts, and lots of accessories. Reserve yours early. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!






XTransbots MX-VIII Paean, now up for pre-order!

XTransbots MX-VIII Paean

Coming up from XTransbots Toys is MX-VIII Paean. Their version of Hoist in MP Scale. Lost of features and accessories included. Coming out in May 2017. Check it out and then head to the store and check out! Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Bandai S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Cammy, now up for pre-order!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Cammy

Now up for pre-order, Bandai S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Cammy. Check her out! Reserve yours early. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Bandai S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Rashid, now up for pre-order!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V Rashid


Latest from Bandai, comes S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter V, Rashid. Reserve yours early. Coming out in August 2017. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!






DX9Toys D10G Hanzo (Retro Colors), now up for pre-order!

DX9Toys D10G Hanzo (Retro Colors)

DX9Toys D10G Hanzo (Retro Colors) is now up for pre-order. Coming out in April, in limited release. Make sure to get yours reserved early. We've been informed that there will only be 1500 pieces of the figure available worldwide. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Monday, March 27, 2017

Iron Factory IF-EX18D Lord Scorpion (Dark Matter Version) is now up for pre-order!

Iron Factory IF-EX18D Lord Scorpion (Dark Matter Version)


Iron Factory IF-EX18D Lord Scorpion (Dark Matter Version) is now up for pre-order! ETA of May 2017 release. This is their version of Black Zarak. Reserve yours early. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Sunday, March 26, 2017

Planet X PX-09 Mors Photo Gallery

Planet X PX-09 Mors Photo Gallery


Here's our Photo Gallery for Planet X PX-09 Mors. Please click the image above and enjoy the rest of the pics. Thank you for your continued Support of The Chosen Prime!











Friday, March 24, 2017

Unique Toys Palm Collection Series YM-03 Bluecat and Naughty, is now in-stock!

Unique Toys Palm Collection Series YM-03 Bluecat and Naughty


Just received our stock of Unique Toys Palm Collection Series YM-03 Bluecat and Naughty. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Order yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Titans Return Voyager Broadside is now in-stock!

Titans Return Voyager Broadside


Hasbro Titans Return Voyager Broadside with Blunderbuss is now in stock and ready to ship! We have limited stock available. Get yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Toyworld Spaceracer - Cosmos

Unpacking Toyworld Spaceracer brought back some nostalgic but fuzzy memories. I remember picking up Cosmos from the flea market with my father. It may have been a knockoff, but I didn't care then. Spaceracer is a far cry from that stubby, single-footed childhood favorite.

I would like his flying saucer mode, except I can't get his arms and legs to stay pegged together. For some reason he just wants to come apart so there are unsightly gaps everywhere. The display stand mount helps to keep his legs together. He has some metallic painted details, but I wished his green were metallic too. The underside is pretty clean. His dual cannons can retract individually.

Transformation is straightforward in either direction. Coming out of spaceship mode is easy. Going to space ship mode, I had trouble getting his legs and arms to stay pegged together. For some reason, the pegs kept popping out of their ports. The thing I really don't like is having to yank on his head to pull it out for robot mode. I worry that the clip to keep it from sinking back down will eventually break. 

Spaceracer is a short and portly little robot, just like I remember from the show. He has metallic paint on his face, chest, and feet. His eyes can be rotated between two different expressions - neutral and surprised. It is not the easiest mechanism to use, but it is very easy to scratch or dent the paint on his face. His UFO cannons can slide out to give him feet cannons. My only complaint is how the back of his calves are just panels that don't lock into place.

His head is on a ball joint, but he doesn't have much vertical range. His shoulders are on hinged ball joints that sit on panels that rock in and out of his sides. He can raise his arms out and up to 90 degrees. He can also swivel his arm on the black armatures. His elbows and knees are single-jointed and can only curl to 90 degrees. His hands do not articulate, but he does have standard 5mm ports. He swivels at his elbows, wrists, and waist. His hips are on universals that almost allow him to do a full Van Damme for front and side splits. He has ankle rockers and tilts, but his feet only tilt downward and are very wonky. He is prone to falling over backward like Bii. Using the ankle tilts will separate the panels of his calves.

He does not come with any weapons, but an orange display stand is included in a separate box. It is the same style as the pair that came with Primorion. The stand plugs into a removable piece on the underside of his vehicle mode or his butt in robot mode. 


I'll be displaying Spaceracer on my Toyworld shelf to add to Primorion's growing army of minibots. Despite the wonky ankles, he is a wonderfully fun figure. For me, he definitely brings back a lot of childhood memories. I can't wait to add more Toyworld figures to this shelf.








Master Made Statues Series ST-02 Destruction Scorpion is now up for pre-order!

Master Made Statues Series ST-02 Destruction Scorpion

The latest from Master Made comes from the Statues Series Line. The pre-order is up for ST-02 Destruction Scorpion. Make sure to reserve early. ETA of April 2017 release. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!








World of 3A Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime is now up for pre-order!

World of 3A Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime

The latest from 3A and Hasbro comes this massive collectible figure of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, from the Age of Extinction movie. At 19 inches tall, and with 86 points of articulation, it will surely fill your display cabinet. Reserve yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dx9toys War in Pocket X20 Skyer is now in-stock!

DX9Toys War in Pocket X20 Skyer


Just got in today - Dx9toys War in Pocket X20 Skyer. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






PerfectEffect PE DX06 Beast Gorira is now in-stock!

PerfectEffect PE DX06 Beast Gorira


Perfect Effect DX06 Beast Gorira is in the house! Pre-orders are currently being processed and we have a limited number of available stocks available. Get yours while we still have some. We should get more soon. Order yours today by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TransFormMission M01E Powertrain is now up for pre-order!

TransFormMission M01E Powertrain


TransFormMission M01E Powertrain is now up for pre-order! ETA of July 2017 release. Reserve yours early. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime. Don't forget to take advantage of the Prime Directives!






Toyworld Primorion - Optimus Prime

Toyworld Primorion and their Coneheads introduce yet another scale to contend with. The figure itself is pretty good and definitely worth getting. It just means I now have to start yet another collection.

Truck mode looks decent. Chrome and some metallic paint give it a higher end look. Headlights and taillights are done in colored, transparent plastic. Despite some misaligned pieces, he rolled just fine on rubber tires. I couldn't find anywhere to store his rifle. There doesn't seem to be a hitch for MP-10's trailer, which is probably too small anyways.

While the Transformation is no where near as difficult as GCreation Ultra Maxmas, it is definitely harder than MP-10. As is usual with these things, going to robot mode is fairly simple. In both directions, there are some panels in the abdomen that are hard to manipulate because of the lack of room. Going to vehicle mode is where it gets tricky. Some tabs and ports have to be blindly lined up and pressed together. In the end, I must still have had something wrong with the arms and legs because I couldn't quite get everything to line up correctly for truck mode. I'll likely not bother transforming him again. MP-10 had already solved this transformation with far less fuss. The whole time going to and remaining in truck mode, I worried about the antennae snapping off. They have to be shoved into the cavity with his head. With all the squeezing and twisting, I kept thinking something would break. They ended up surviving the roundtrip transformation.

I like his head sculpt just a little bit more than MP-10 because it's a little less round. He has light-piping works reasonably well. There are extendable microphones on either side of his head. Die-cast can be found in his abs and feet. Transparent plastic and far too little metallic paint serve as highlights. I really wish that more of the figure were covered in metallic paint, but MP-10 didn't have that either. The panels on his biceps are reversible if the silver badge is not agreeable. Much like Masterpiece Ironhide, Primorion has butt tires. I would have preferred that his butt flap covered them instead. My one minor gripe is that his antennae, chest windows, and ab grill are far too easy to knock out of position.

His head is on a hinge and swivel. Unlike MP-10, the panel his neck sits on seems to be locked in place. He can still look up and down a fair amount. His longer ear antennae are on swivels. His shoulders are on double hinges and ratcheted swivels. Although he can raise his arms out and to the sides to 90 degrees, the hinges aren't strong enough to support the weight of his battle axe. Pulling his shoulder joint out too much does break the sculpt. His elbows and knees are double-jointed and ratcheted. His thumbs are on ball joints and the rest of his fingers are single pinned and articulate individually. Except for his thumbs, each of his fingers have three knuckles. Both can almost achieve full curls. He swivels at his biceps, wrists, waist, and thighs. His wrists also hinge so he can actually put his palms against things in front of him Although he has the barest minimum of an ab crunch, it doesn't stay in place. The weight of his upper body causes it to fall back into a normal position. His hips are universals with ratchets along the transverse axis. Unfortunately, he has a weird hinge at his upper thigh that makes using the ratchets sort of awkward. Although he can achieve a full Van Damme for both side and front splits, the non-ratcheted part of his universal joint can not support the weight of his legs. That awkward hinge at the top of his thighs is rather loose too. He has ankle swivels and rockers and separate toe and heel tilts.

His accessories include his rifle, battle axe, the Matrix of Leadership, and a few bits and bobs for self-assembly. Unfortunately, his rifle is blue rather than black. There is some silver paint and a hint of red. It features an LED that is activated by the rifle trigger. I don't like leaving batteries in my figures and accessories so I'll be removing them. The handle has a slot for a corresponding tab in his palms. Like Masterpiece-styled tabs, this system does not work very well. His rifle is prone to falling out of his grip. Even with his fingers closed around the handle, the rifle wiggles a lot. His battle axe is yellow transparent plastic with some line work. Surprisingly, it is very hard plastic. It simply envelopes his fists and stays firmly in place. The Matrix of Leadership is Die-cast with a plastic jewel in the center. It is rather large and fits securely in his chest.

His front windshields come in a baggie. There is a choice between clear or blue. Both sets went on easily enough and can pop out with a little push. There are also clear and blue plastic to cover the mold work on his biceps. I actually wanted to use the blue set, but I had trouble fitting it into place because of flashing. When I mashed the clear plastic one in, I could not pull it back out. There are also red triangular pieces to fill in the gaps on his biceps. They don't seem as if they would fall out, but a touch of superglue should keep them permanently in place. There is what I think is a replacement jewel for the matrix. It looks to be the same color. There is also a pair of blue bits, but I can't figure out what they are for.

Mine also came with a display base. It's a pair of panels that connect together, much like an orange and oversized version of the Mechanical Chain Base sets. I probably won't be using them much.


I'll be displaying Primorion on a new shelf just for Toyworld figures. I had wanted to use him with DX9 Mightron and Tyrant, but he is noticeably taller than them. It's a pity the Toyworld Dinobots are CHUG scaled. I suppose the GigaPower Dinobots will be tall enough to look down on Primorion. I look forward to the rest of the line.










Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GigaPower HQ-02 Grassor (Metallic Version) coming out soon!

GigaPower HQ-02 Grassor (Metallic Version)


GigaPower showed off some new images for HQ-02 Grassor (Metallic Version). It's coming out soon! Make sure that you've reserved yours. Get yours by following the links. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!







SEN-TI-NEL RE:EDIT #11 Modular Ironman W/Plasma Cannon & Vibroblade, is now up for pre-order!

SEN-TI-NEL RE:EDIT #11 Modular Ironman W/Plasma Cannon & Vibroblade

The latest from SEN-TI-NEL's Re:EDIT lines comes Modular Ironman with Plasma Cannon & Vibroblade. This awesome version of Ironman is coming out in June of 2017. So, get yours reserved early. Take advantage of the Prime Directives. That means free shipping in the Continental US. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






S.H Figuarts Ironman Mk II and Hall of Armor, now up for pre-order!

S.H Figuarts Ironman Mk II and Hall of Armor

Ready for some Armored Avenger? Here comes S.H. Figuarts Ironman Mk II with Hall of Armor, now up for pre-order. This is the exclusive version, coming out in August 2017. Reserve yours early by following the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Planet X PX-11 APOCALYPSE Full Set, now up for pre-order!

Planet X PX-11 APOCALYPSE Full Set


We have the Full Set coming in soon. So, make sure to reserve yours by following the links. Free shipping to the Continental US. Shop Smart with the Chosen Prime. Make sure to take advantage of the Prime Directives!







SEN-TI-NEL Riobot Mazinkaiser is now up for pre-order!

SEN-TI-NEL Riobot Mazinkaiser

Super Robot Mazinkaiser from the SEN-TI-NEL Riobot line is now up for pre-order! Comes with an abundant number of accessories, with an ETA of July 2017 release. Reserve yours early. Free shipping in the Continental US. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!







Storm Collectibles 1:12 Scale Street Fighter V Ryu in Alternate Colors, now up for pre-order!

Storm Collectibles 1:12 Scale Street Fighter V Ryu in Alternate Colors


Coming out by end of the month, comes Storm Collectibles 1/12 Scale Street Fighter V Ryu in alternate colors. Reserve yours today by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







ToyWorld TW-C07Y Constructor Yellow Version is now in stock!

ToyWorld TW-C07Y Constructor Yellow Version


We've got our stock for ToyWorld TW-C07Y Constructor Yellow Version. Orders are being processed and shipped out. Get yours by following the links. Thank you for your continued support of The Chosen Prime!





Friday, March 17, 2017

ToyWorld TW-M07 Spaceracer is now in-stock!

ToyWorld TW-M07 Spaceracer


Just arrived! ToyWorld TW-M07 Spaceracer is in the house! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Get yours by following the links. Thanks for choosing The Chosen Prime!







Master Made SDT-04 Destruction Scorpion is in the house!

Master Made SDT-04 Destruction Scorpion


We finally got our stock in for Master Made SDT-04 Destruction Scorpion. Orders are currently being processed. Get yours by using the links. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!






DNA Design DK-02 Upgrade Kit for Fortress Maximus and DK-02M Upgrade Kit for Metroplex are now in-stock!

DNA Design DK-02 Upgrade Kit for Fortress Maximus and DK-02M Upgrade Kit for Metroplex


We just got our stock in for DNA Design DK-02 Upgrade Kit for Fortress Maximus and DK-02M Upgrade Kit for Metroplex. Pre-orders are currently being processed. Just follow the links below to order yours. Thank you for choosing The Chosen Prime!










Monday, March 13, 2017

FansToys FT-10 Phoenix Photo Gallery

FansToys FT-10 Phoenix Photo Gallery

Here's our Photo Gallery for FansToys FT-10 Phoenix. Enjoy the rest of the pictures by clicking the image above. If you haven't reserved yours yet, make sure to follow the links below. Shop Smart with The Chosen Prime!







Saturday, March 11, 2017

Masterpiece Cheetor

Masterpiece Cheetor

I was never that big a fan of Beast Wars, but I couldn't resist after seeing reviews of Masterpiece Optimus Primal and Cheetor. I missed the first run of Optimus Primal so am waiting on the next. In the meantime, Masterpiece Cheetor made me glad I took the plunge.

I like the general silhouette of the cheetah. There are panel lines everywhere, but that can't really be helped. The face has quite a bit of personality. The whiskers are a nice detail. I also like the painted spots all over his body and how his abdomen is a different color. The spots have an interesting pixelated appearance. There is a little bit of kibble hanging off his rear legs and there is a gaping hole in his abdomen. If you lift his tail, there is an unfortunately placed hole just underneath it. Cat owners will see a very recognizable sight.

His head is on a swivel peg. Although he can nod, shake, and turn his head, the collapsing peg is not the easiest to use. More often than not, pulling the peg out disassembles his front section. It is prone to collapsing if care is not taken pegging on the head. His jaws can open a decent amount. His front legs are on swivels and hinges at the shoulders with an additional set of swivels and hinges just below those. He also swivels just above the elbows, which are single-jointed. His paws are also on swivels and hinges. He flexes a little at the abs. His rear legs are his robot legs, with universal joints at the hips, swivels just above the double-jointed knees, and hinges at the ankles and paws. His tail is hinged at two points and can wag up and down. Despite all these points of articulation, I still find Ocular Max Jaguar to be more enjoyable and fluid to pose.

Transformation involves a bit of parts-forming of his weapons to complete the beast sculpt. Going to robot mode, you can remove the cheetah head completely. It's supposed to store in the chest cavity, but the whiskers get scrunched up. Over time, they may deform. There's a faux head for his chest anyways. Removing the cheetah head does leave some visible hollowness though. The entire process is very easy in either direction. His rifles come from his tail and stomach sections. It's kind of neat how the stomach gun sort of resembles a glob of intestines.

Robot mode is stunning. I was at first turned off by how his cheetah arms hang on his back, but after checking his animation model, that's just how he was portrayed. I like the blue and gold that is exposed on his arms and legs. His face sculpt is done very well. The light-piping catches quite a bit of light. I don't like the sculpt of the shoulders. They are just a set of hinges that stick up out of his flanks. Even with the cheetah head left inside the chest, the gap is very noticeable. I wish that they had clipped to his neck piece.

His head is on a ball joint, with an addition hinge so he can look straight up. His shoulders are on swivels and double hinges, with another set of swivels that allow him to butterfly his arms. He can raise his arms outward and then straight up into the air. His thumbs are fixed and the rest of his fingers are single-pinned and articulate as a single unit. He swivels at the biceps, wrists, waist, and just above the knees. There are also hinges at the wrists. He has double-jointed elbows and knees that can do full curls. His hips are on universal joints that allow him to do more than full front and side splits. Jean-Claude Van Damme would be proud. His feet have ankle tilts and rockers.

Cheetor comes with a total of three robot faces, three cheetah heads, and three pairs of cheetah eyes. His weapons are actually part of his beast sculpt so aren't really accessories. The stomach gun uses a Masterpiece-style tab. I dislike this system. I hate how difficult it is to get the tabs into the slots and how closing the fists so easily dislodges the guns. The tail gun has a bar for him to grasp, which he does not do very well. The robot faces have only very subtle changes in expression, mostly to the size of his eyes and mouth. They are very easy to swap. The cheetah heads have different expressions, but are otherwise identical. They are neutral, surprised, and sly. Although his eyes don't move, each of the three pairs of eyes look in a different direction - left, right, and straight head. That's nine different variations for beast mode. The head and eye swap mechanisms are very simple to use.


I'll start a new shelf for the Masterpiece Beast Wars figures and throw in Perfect Effect Leonidas and Xerxes for lack of any place better to display those two. I'll also put Black Arachnia here since she sort of stands out from the other Combiner Wars and Titans Return figures or whatever line she was supposed to be with. I'm on the fence whether it's worth getting Rattrap, Waspinator, and Rhinox. Although they were in beast mode for the majority of their appearance on the show, I'll probably keep Cheetor in robot mode, especially since it takes up less shelf space. I look forward to Dinobot, hope that a Megatron will soon follow, and cross my fingers they will complete the relatively paltry line up.