A special edition of the Premier Edition Voyager Optimus is going to be available in Japan exclusively from 7net. Available as a preorder with or without an advance-purchase movie ticket, Dark Optimus Prime is an iteration of the more screen-accurate Shadow Spark deco style seen on the Hasbro Asia exclusive Leader Class toy. Basic shots of the toy in robot and vehicle modes are shown, plus a package image. The starting cost for this is 5000 Yen, for toy-only, putting it a little higher than typical Japanese Voyager prices. For more on availability and delivery details, keep reading!
It's not unusual for the Transformers movies to have modified titles for their Japanese releases: Age of Extinction
was called Lost Age
, for example. But generally they aren't any more revelatory than the original English titles. So it might be for The Last Knight
, but we can't stay the change to its title for Japan isn't interesting at least, where it will be known as The Last Knight King
. "Knight King" as a rank or title is not unheard of in fiction, so is this giving away something extra of the plot, or is it just down to different preferences in terminology for the same idea? Summer will tell, most likely! Keep reading to see the Kanji form of the movie title.
Thanks to Prime135 we've got word that Toys R Us locations in the US are starting to put out Glyph Decoder cards with their stock of The Last Knight toys. These are free to take and depict the movie-use Cybertronian alphabet, with their associated real-world letters to allow translations. This ties in to the run of exclusive product Toys R Us is expected to carry, packaging snippets for some of which we have already likely seen. The use of the Cyber Glyphs looks like it will be a major part of this, on packaging or even the toys themselves. You can find Prime135's photo of the card below!
From the iTunes store tonight we've got the early edition preview of Lost Light
#5, featuring seemingly not the first three pages of the issue, but definitely three pages from this issue and the continuing adventures on Functionist Cybertron. And from writer James Roberts we have an extra two panels not included in the iTunes selection as an extra bonus for first look. It's all in the gallery below, click through to check it out!
to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 4/26/2017!
TRANSFORMERS TITANS RETURN
The Transformers battle explodes into uncharted territory when the Titans Return! To control an ancient race of giant city-sized warriors called Titans, the Autobots and Decepticons must harness the power of Titan Masters, smaller bots that give bigger bots increased abilities in battle. Dont miss out on the latest wave of Titans Return!
Just in via Blasting TV we have word that the Transformers: The Last Knight soundtrack is wrapping up production for the June 23rd movie release.
According to an interview with electronic music and soundtrack artist, Celldweller (Andy, Klayton), the score that features his work as well of that of mainstay Steve Jablonsky, is in the stages of work that will include his various additions to the score.
This month's issue of Optimus Prime
is out today, and you can read our review here!
Next issue's cover has been revealed by artist Kei Zama, both in lineart form and in its final look as colored by Josh Burcham. Keep reading to see!
Gather the Rescue Bots, rescue citizens and save the world with epic DinoBots!
Budge Studios presents Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash! Assemble all the Rescue Bots and go on an action-packed adventure to save the world from the evil Dr. Morocco! Rescue citizens, outrun disasters and chase down Morbots. Avoid obstacles, collect Energon and morph from bot to vehicle to epic DinoBot! Roll to the rescue!
Singapore fan group Planet Iacon has announced that they'll be hosting a Midnight Madness event this Friday for the release of the Transformers: The Last Knight
toyline! Gifts, movie passes, rebates, and more will be on offer to those who arrive first, so if you're a TF fan in Singapore you may want to head out to the VivoCity ToysRUs this Thursday night! Keep reading for more details.
More figures released under the Turbo Changers header, the Knight Armor figures feature spring loaded helmets and very simple transformations. Grimlock is an ok figure with the most interesting helm, while Bumblebee suffers from weak knees. Optimus Prime is the best overall figure with an almost Samurai motif to his helmet.
Following their Superior Optimus Prime statues what melds aspects of the Generation 1 and Movie characters. Prime 1 Studio bring us Superior Megatron. The teaser image doesn't give up a whole lot, with a look at what may be his chest plate, but we'll be seeing more of this guy soon enough.
The run-up to the actual
street date for Transformers: The Last Knight
continues, and today's entry on the official Transformers Facebook page is Isabela Moner talking about a Barricade figure. Moner more or less declares for the Decepticons, owing to the fact that they're "rebellious," but also "scary and intimidating" - things she says she is not, but aspires to be. Keep reading to see the video.
Just in tonight from the RFC Reviews Youtube channel, diecast has a video featuring Berserker from The Last Knight wave 1 Premier Edition Deluxe assortment. Giving a good look over the figure, as well as the packaging which is compared directly to the likes of Star Wars Black Series, we get to see if this figure holds up to the higher suggested pricepoint. We've got the video embedded in the full article, so click through to watch now!
Japanese retailer Red Mercury has brought us our first look at in package samples for the upcoming waves of RID Combiner Force Legion figures, featuring Heatseeker, Cyclonus, Drift, and Bumblebee, as well as Combiner Activators featuring Soundwave and Optimus Prime. Previously we've been shown computer renders of all of these, along with a good look at the testshot for Soundwave in a Facebook video, but this is the first chance to see these toys in finalized form. We've mirrored the images, click through to see them now!
The in-store merchandise situation for The Last Knight seems to have improved a bit today, with some retailers reported as rushing product out to shelves. Among these are Tiny Turbo Changers, which Trasufoma on Twitter bought two of, and shared some photos and quick thoughts on. Notably, the packaging is confirmed to have small windows to let you try to see what figure you're buying from the otherwise blind packaging. The photos include a comparison to a QTF figure to hopefully reflect the scale. Check out that and all the mirrored photos below!
Both wave 4 deluxe items (instock Monday/Tuesday) are now up for preorder, as well as Voyager Class Broadside which is now instock! Additionally we have wave 1 Voyager & Deluxe Transformers the last knight preorders up. Finally we have two new preorders up from Maas Toys, a new 3rd party with lots of potential.
The official Transformers Facebook page has updated once again with a new video to promote the Transformers: The Last Knight
toyline! Today, the robot cast of the film (as represented by stop-motion animated Premier Edition action figures!) attends a screening! Optimus Prime has the bad luck of being seated next to the extremely noisy Barricade - but since this is an all-ages video, Barricade gets off fairly easy in the end. Keep reading to see!