This page contains news tidbits I've gotten from various sources, including
from you readers. It does not contain toy sightings (those have their own
section now), but it may have pre-sighting reports about upcoming toys.
TF artist commissioning site
A clearinghouse of sightings information that I've either been sent or culled
from various other sources such as newsgroups and chat boards (not to mention
my own eyes). Updated:
Animated wave 1 test-marketing around Cincinnati.
A bunch of links I've found useful or interesting.
Don't ask to have your site added to this page, and don't take it personally
if I don't include your page/webboard/etc. Updated:
2/9/08 with BWTF hiatus noted.
I've had this for a while, but it was pointed out that it might get a bit
more traffic if it wasn't several pages deep in the Links section. Added to
front page 11/22/02. If that link doesn't work (every so often there's an
upgrade and the php stuff changes), just go to boards.allspark.com, then
Friends of the AllSpark and page down. Not included in the navgrid.
This page you're on right now. Just mentioning it so you know what the
navgrid entry means.
|Dave's Online Nest
My root homepage, with links to my vast online empire.
MISCELLANEOUS TF STUFF|
In 2007, the Transformers return to the big screen! This page will hold
reviews of the transforming toys based on, inspired by or otherwise released
under the logo of the movie. Updated:
Bumblebee AllSpark Blaster review added.
Highly detailed, super-poseable revisions of classic Transformers characters,
using licensed actual vehicle modes.
Decepticon Rumble added.
As a sort of palate cleanser between the A/E/C semi-continuity and the 2007
movie, Hasbro created a line dominated by G1 homages. No particular
storyline to go with it, nor cartoon. Expected to continue off and on in the
gaps between major lines. Updated:
Guest review of Japanese recolor Megatron added.
This page is for secondary lines I've decided don't merit a "top level"
section, but which aren't really part of another section either. Currently
includes Star Wars Transformers and the Transformers Titaniums (which was
pulled out of Artifacts). Updated:
Star Wars updated.
This page covers the kiddie lines. Tonka 1-2-3 Transformers (aimed at grade
school kids) and Playskool's perpetually-renaming Go-Bots (originally Big
Adventures Transformers, then Go-Bots Transformers, then just Go-Bots). Also
has Robot Heroes and other non-2007-Movie kidstuff, like Optimash Prime.
Robot Heroes "The Final Battle" set.
RiD to AEC ERA|
As Energon more or less followed from Armada, so Cybertron follows from
Energon, completing a loose trilogy. With Unicron's evil temporarily sealed
away, it's a race to unlock the secrets of the Planet Keys to prevent Unicron
from ever rising again. Updated:
CryoScourge guest comments and updated CyberKey info
A sort of sequel to Armada, with a struggle between Unicron-backed Hyper
Decepticons and Autobots who have found the Spark of Combination. Lots of
clear plastic stuff, and "Omnicons" that come with lots of Energon weapons
and the "Energon Stars" that none of the larger toys have. Updated:
Grimlock and Swoop review added.
Autobots and Decepticons court a new faction known as the Minicons in an
"alternate universe" storyline that keeps the same characters, factions and
general themes, but reboots the history.
Recolored Sea Team and Emergency Team reviews.
Unicron seeks out minions from across the multiverse, leading Optimus Primal
to a desperate gambit that assembles a matching army to oppose him. This is
a strictly recolor line, bringing back molds from the Beast Era (and maybe a
few from elsewhen) in garish new colors to represent energon-seething
robots. This will likely be a small page, since I own all the original molds
and don't care for many of the color schemes. Last updated:
Micromaster Aerialbots review
A full return to Autobots, but they fight Predacons. Mostly an import of the
Car Robots line from Japan, but with some new molds and some older molds
recolored. Has lived on well beyond its time as a dumping ground for
recolors and store exclusives. Updated:
11/28/03 with Wal-Mart exclusive yellow Landfill set.
I've broken Beast Wars into four Phases, roughly representing the stages of
its development as I see it.
|BW Phase 1
Also known as "Classic" Beast Wars, this Phase covers everything prior to
Fuzors and Transmetals. I've broken it into four "waves" of toys. Updated:
9/18/00 with the page being spun off. All
material is older than this.
Phase 2 of Beast Wars saw the coming of the Fuzors and Transmetals, and
lasted two waves. Updated: 9/18/00 with the
page being spun off. All material is older than this.
Phase 3 was the era of Transmetal II toys, which also lasted two
waves. Updated: 5/1/01 with Tripredacus Agent
(TMII Cheetor recolor) review.|
|BW Phase 4
This Phase of Beast Wars is sort of a dying trickle, with Mutant Beast
Wars and the Dinobot recolors. Updated: 9/18/00 with page spun off. All material is older
Covering the 1999 and 2000 TV shows and the toys up through 2001.
Organic Maximals (including animal forms previously reserved for
Predacons) versus mechanical Vehicons. Updated:
6/28/01 with Blast Punch Optimus Primal review.
Wars 10th Anniversary
To honor the 10th anniversary of Beast Wars, Hasbro is releasing six
recolored toys in more show-accurate colors, plus a few new molds.
Reviews of Japanese Transformers, commentary on the Beast Wars anime and
Shoeformer bootlegs review.
If it's not actually a toy widely available in stores, look for it here.
This includes fast food toys, comics, reference books, posters, keychains,
Focus on Decepticons (IDWG1)
Movie keychains wave 2
Okay, these aren't even by Hasbro. But they're robot toys and they kinda
transform, and I've been buying them and reviewing them. Includes Throwbots,
RoboRiders, early Bionicle and Exo-Force. Page updated:
Hybrid Rescue Tank review, Mobile Devastator and Combat Crawler X2 code info
These are short fanfics I've written, which explore ideas I've had regarding
the interval between the end of the Great War and the beginning of the Beast
Wars, or between just about any two or more eras in the canon. Now includes
some non-Intermezzo writings. Page updated:
Opera of the Dvandom, formerly my Protoform Project space. Holds a lot of my
art and photos, updated sporadically.