Transmasters Magazine. Issue
#8, FALL 2010
Welcome to the fall issue of the Transmasters Magazine. Things are
getting colder outside but this issue will warm you right up with
I got several new Deluxe toys recently both War For Cybertron stuff and some Generations too. One thing that
struck me about these is that they’re all in-scale to each other (as
are most of the other Classics/Universe/Generations
toys). This reminded of when I was a kid and just discovered
Transformers. I remember buying a lot of the mini-bots at the time. I
loved how they were small and easy to carry around. You could take them
to school or wherever else you wanted to and conceal them easily (as
opposed to something like Sky Lynx).
I like the larger stuff too but I think I prefer the
Deluxe and Mega/Voyager sizes best for Transformers. Some smaller
stuff is also good–especially if you love the characters the way kids
did in G1. Everyone knew who Bumblebee, Warpath or Huffer was. Is that
still true for today? Somehow, I don’t think so.
On the flip side, does anyone really salivate over
the thought of a Supreme class toy? Other then Unicron I honestly can’t
think of one I’ve ever wished to own–although I understand why Hasbro
does them. After all, as one-off Christmas gifts for the kids they’re
seen as a sure thing by parents and Hasbro is more then happy to make
some extra bucks. In return, they can always sink that money into
producing more and (hopefully) better toys in the future.
The mini-bots were awesome due to their uniformity
of size and their distinctive personalities. But really the same is
true of a lot of G1. A lot of the more recent series go by so fast and
contain so many characters it’s hard to keep track of them all.
Sometimes something like Animated comes along and surprises us all but
we also get series like Energon
or Cybertron where a lot of
it was just a blur of generic characters.
Prime be a hit or a miss? It’s too early to say yet but time
will tell. It always does. Six months or a year from now we’ll either
be celebrating the addition of an exciting new chapter to the
Transformers universe–or decrying it for what it didn’t do.
I hope you enjoy this latest issue. Comments are
always welcome, be they praise, criticism or just general questions.
Contributions are also welcome!
Til All Are One!
Cover artwork by Peter Phelps
COMIC: Me and Vegatron
COMIC: Rise of the Power Core Combiners (by Johan Piest)
ART: WFC Megatron and WFC Soundwave(b/w art by Peter Phelps)
STORY: Legacy of Darkness
Unless noted, this issue was produced by Tony "Thunder"
Contributions for future issues are welcome and encouraged!
(Some stock graphics were designed by Peter Phelps. Thanks to
him for his many efforts).
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