2020 is only a month old and it’s already time for a brand new toyline. Siege has wrapped up, packed it’s bags and set off to Tahiti (it’s a magical place) on a fleet of Tetrajets. Earthrise is the second part of Hasbro’s War for Cybertron trilogy, returning the original Transformers to Earth in their traditional vehicular forms. Some of these toys are just starting to appear on store shelves in the USA, but last week a surprise package containing a familiar looking orange crane lorry appeared on my doorstep. That’s right – it’s Earthrise Grapple. But don’t take my word for it – scroll down and enjoy a gallery filled with photos of the vitamin C imbued Master Builder.
You can actually find the first part of the gallery over at the Kapow Toys Facebook page (click here) and the second part of the gallery below. I’d like to just say a big thank you to the wonderful folks at Kapow Toys for making this gallery possible. It’s my go to for most of my toys as the service is always fantastic and they get everything I collect. You can find their pre-orders for Earthrise here: Transformers Earthrise.
“Beauty is in everything except war.”
“Hey dude, looks like you’ve had a rocky day.”
“Why does that one barista at Starbucks always write “Grappel” on my cup when I order a caramel macchiato?”
“…Where’s the streetwise Hercules to fight the rising odds?….”
“You know when you’re a kid and your mum buys you and your brothers the same clothes?”
“I am an artist, not a Gobot.”
“And we’re like giants up here in our big yellow digger. Like Zoids, or Transformers, or maybe even bigger…”
“We don’t have Charades on Cybertron, Spike. But I’ll go with….Goldfinger?”
“Always make sure you have the right tools for any job.”
Thank you again to both Kapow Toys and Hasbro, for sending me this early Earthrise Grapple sample. As you can probably tell, I had a ton of fun taking these pictures