Having gone without since 2012, IDW's Transformers line gets a new annual! Pushed back from its originally planned February publication, the 47 page one shot is expected in shops and online on March 8 for $7.99. iTunes has the early preview up which you can find below! GHOST STORIES! Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron -- only to be confronted by his rival for the Matrix, Pyra Magna! As Pyra's origin -- before she was part of Victorion -- is finally revealed, Optimus relives his own past -- the first time he met Bumblebee!
to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 2/22/2017!
Just in this morning via Previews World, we've got a look at the upcoming Transformers titles heading to shop this May. Till All Are One
looks toward settling business with one of the lost tribes that just isn't playing nice with the rest of the class, Optimus Prime
vaguely spoils the conclusion to its prior issue, and Lost Light
makes uncertain allusions to perhaps a great deal of death that probably doesn't really happen! Full summaries and cover previews below, so keep reading - just be careful as some of this could spoil other unreleased issues!
About a year ago, Toys Alliance revealed MAS-01, a licensed, large-scale figure of G1 Optimus Prime. Recently they've posted a teaser on Facebook showing off what will be the second entry in their Mega Action Series. Probably coming as no surprise, Optimus is followed by Megatron. The image now is semi-obscured, and only shows the upper half of the figure's body clearly, but it's easy enough to see that the design basically follows what MAS-01 was doing, using the G1 design with some reimagining. No further details are revealed, but we expect to see more soon. Click through for the full image!
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate 40 incredible years of Star Wars action and adventure with vintage Star Wars figures, featuring classic design and packaging! Since 1977, Star Wars has captured the hearts of millions with iconic characters, impressive vehicles, and a galaxy of stories that has passed the test of time over and over again.
The cast and crew of Transformers: The Last Knight
have arrived at Toy Fair 2017! Represented by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
, director Michael Bay
, and actors Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock,
and Isabela Moner
, the TF5 team is on hand to greet retailers and check out the Last Knight
toyline! Keep reading for a selection of photos from Instagram and Twitter.
On Functionist Cybertron, Rodimus and Megatron's group head to... Cyberutopia? The quest couldn't be that simple, could it? No, of course not. Dissolution, Part 3: A World Displaced
is written by James Roberts with art by Jack Lawrence and colors by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
Cosmos, Rumble and Frenzy run in to the Junkions' Sharkticon collection during their infiltration mission, bringing their intelligence gathering to a quick end. Outside, where no one can see what's happening, Pyra Magna reflects on her doubts towards Optimus Prime, mirrored by Aileron's growing discomfort with the colonial soldiers shows of blind devotion. Meanwhile in the past, Orion Pax grows disillusioned as he sees more and more clearly the corruption of Zeta Prime. "New Cybertron, Part 4: Dance Among The Shadows" written by John Barber, art by Alex Milne, colors by Josh Burcham. Read the full review!
During Wonderfest this past weekend, Dengeki Hobby carried out an extended live video stream, featuring various products being shown off by representatives from different companies. Among these was a great look at Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, presented by TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki. The segment provided a very detailed overview of the toy displayed in both modes, as well as a small showing of detail features like deployable battle mask. We took lots of screencaps of the segment, and you can also find the video embedded below. Keep reading for more!
Gizmodo is reporting on a new licensed Transformers product. Winning Solutions is produced a Transformers-themed version of Monopoly, based around common concepts of G1, like using popular characters in place of properties, or making game pieces shaped like Unicron and the Matrix instead of a hat. With a very attractive styling and mapping of the game to Transformers-relevant elements, this seems like an ideal themed edition of Monopoly. Until you discover the price in excess of $500. But don't worry, you can fold it up into a framed art piece to hang on the wall! Find mirrored pictures and link to the article below!
Seems there still more than meets the official images from Hasbro! Just posted are even more images of the Transformers Robots in Disguise action figures we saw in the Hasbro showroom last Saturday. Check out the images for Legion class Cyclonus, Heatseeker, Starscream and Blurr. Also get a look at the Warrior class Windblade and Twinferno figures in the gallery now.
In the wake of WonderFest, TakaraTomy has updated the official Transformers website for Transformers: Saigo no Kishi-Oh
! The Speed Changers (1-Step) and adult-collector (Premier) figures now all occupy the same serial numbers, with TLK-01 through 05 going to Premier and TLK-06-09 being Speed Changers. Keep reading for the official photos and more info!
We got our very first look at the eagerly-anticipated Titans Return Leader Overlord
at this weekend's Toy Fair presentation, and he looks great. We've also learned some key things about the figure that are worth pointing out, so keep reading for some details on the one-time Double Powermaster!
Radio Free Cybertron has posted a new RFC Extra episode featuring audio recorded during the Transformers Brand Team Q&A session held during the Saturday presentation at Toy Fair in New York. Recorded by RFC's diecast, and Anthony from TFU.info, the half hour-ish segment digs in to some interesting info that may not have otherwise made its way out so far. We've picked out highlights from the session and summarized them in the full article below, and you can find a link to the RFC post so you can listen to the original event. Keep reading!
If Cartoon Network scheduling wasn't quite working out for you, a new option for watching recent Robots in Disguise episodes has just opened up. For users in the United States, Netflix has added the entirety of season 2 as well as the 6 extra episodes that followed its conclusion, offering a total of 19 new episodes on the streaming service. We've learned via Q&A time at Toy Fair that the third season, corresponding to the Combiner Force sub-branding, will continue to air on Cartoon Network, though a premiere date has not yet been set. Happy viewing!
Last night (pun not intended... until now
) we got confirmation on two aspects of the Transformers: The Last Knight
Premier Edition line that we had been speculating on before now.
Namely, that Premier Edition is the new name for the movie Generations subline, and that there is indeed a price increase for said line. But there's a wrinkle... keep reading to find out what it is!