Coinciding with the launch of the preorder period, TakaraTomy Mall has added photos of the four Masterpiece cassette characters making up their combined MP-15/16-E set. Enemy, Wingthing, Stripes, and new mold Night Stalker are all on display in full color and deco, showing both robot modes and their individual cassette form decos. There's no clear indication of when preorders for the set will be closed, but the page now gives a delivery estimate of December for the set. You can find all the images in the gallery below!
From forums member chuckdawg1999, we've got a two in one review for both of the main Hot Rod releases for The Last Knight's toyline. The video starts with a look at the Deluxe edition, which while known to share some engineering with Age of Extinction Lockdown, seems to largely have its own identity in the particulars of its transformation. The Legion Class brings up the end of the video, rounding things out with a simplicity that seems enjoyable after the Deluxe figure. You can find the video embedded below, click through to see it now!
Via Weibo, Uniquetoys has shared some new pictures of Ragnaros, the Masterpiece-size Combaticon project they're working on. Using color samples of the Swindle and Brawl analogues and grey prototypes for the other three, we get some looks at the assembled combined form of Ragnaros itself, and a team shot of the five robots together. Some aspects like the combiner chestplate look to be adopting cartoon traits, perhaps as a way to more fully embrace the current style of real Masterpieces which are embracing cartoon elements in their designs. You can find the whole set in the gallery below!
FansToys has shared new photos showing off a full color testshot of Koot, the unofficial Kup joining their lineup of Masterpiece-scale figures. While it is cautioned that details could still change before the final version of the figure, this seems to be giving a positive impression for the project, offering such things as opaque or transparent windshield options, an option face with a cigar, and a fairly good representation of the cartoon model in the face sculpting - though the cigar was always an IDW-specific trait. We've mirrored the photos, and you can find them all below.
With the fate of Earth at stake, new heroes must rise in an epic struggle to forge a future for all. This Premier Edition Voyager Class Transformers lineup showcases iconic characters from Transformers: The Last Knight. Voyager Class figures stand at a 6-inch-scale with movie-inspired detail, packaging, and weapon accessories that make them perfect for Transformers fans and collectors.
Transformers Generations Titans Return Voyager Class figures are 7-inch scale figures that come with a Titan Master figure. The Titan Master figure becomes the head of the Voyager Class figure.
ToysRUs Japan has posted a new promo video for the TakaraTomy Transformers: The Last Knight
toyline! The first few minutes are some great stop-motion animation involving the toys, followed by a rundown of the toyline and a trailer for the film that you've probably already seen by now. Keep reading to see!
TFW2005 user LEGOprime
has posted images from a recent visit to Universal Studios Hollywood showing new Transformers: The Last Knight
merchandise at the store there! There's a set of unarticulated figurines featuring Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Sqweeks, as well as a "Reveal Your Shield" T-shirt and display. Keep reading to see!
Chevrolet Japan has published its company newsletter, and there's a fairly lengthy feature about MPM-3 Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee within. Lead designer Yuya Onishi talks about the figure, due out in Japan on July 15th, and the fact that it apparently uses a fair amount of diecast metal largely to the demands of overseas fans. Keep reading for a mechanically-translated transcript of the feature and a photo!
Right behind Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, it appears MPM-4 Optimus is now becoming available at retail in Asia as well. On Youtube, hirohitokusanagi
has posted three videos featuring the new Masterpiece figure. First up is a demo of the transformation. It's compared repeatedly to Revenge of The Fallen Leader Class Optimus Prime in the way it works, but none of the numerous steps look particularly difficult. The next two videos show the weapons, plus comparisons alongside other figures. You can find all three embedded below!
As we reported, The Last Knight
is playing reasonably well to the international box office. But at home, even its extended opening weekend period has not helped to bolster its numbers, with a now estimated gross of just over $69 million to wrap up its first weekend. That is slightly above the revised projections from a few days ago that were looking at as low as $65 million, but it's anything but good. Keep reading for more information.
The Boxoffice numbers are rolling in for the extended weekend that Paramount always uses to prop up their weekend numbers. Starting on Tuesday, the earliest for the Franchise yet. The film has been slow on the uptake with a mere $40 million in sales in North America. Fans in Asia are taking up the slack with a good turnout that has lifted the 5th movie another $123 Million from China alone. With the rest of the International markets leading Paramount to a hopeful $300 million, recovering the $217 Million it cost to make the movie. Read more from report in Variety.
From Sunson Son
on Facebook, by way of TFW2005, we have photos of a life-sized, metal replica of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership as seen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!
The only other thing we currently know about this replica, which is being produced by a company known as Visual Time Collectibles, is that it will be limited to a run of 350 pieces. Which, given what high-end Transformers movie collectibles tend to run price-wise, is probably going to be plenty. Keep reading to see!
The Titan Changer line is the transforming branch of Titan figures, not to be confused with the Titan Class large scale figures. Articulation is very limited and of course, the transformation is simple. These are geared toward a younger audience but it is nice to see how all the Megatron figures differ.
The official transofmers page has posted a fun new video for the Transformers Titans Return fans. With the comment, "Its not an earthquake, its the new neighbor." Watch and see what Optimus Prime has in store in the video after the jump.
Twitter user @generator_g1
just posted some images of a new addition to his local toystore: Titans Return
Trypticon! Before you get too excited, bear in mind that "local" in this case appears to mean the Phillipines. So if you're there, happy hunting and if not, don't take it too hard- sightings in Asia tend to mean that domestic release is on the horizon. Keep reading to see the photos!
A new episode of the series Man At Arms: Reforged
has been posted to YouTube, showing the process of making a person-sized replica of Optimus Prime's sword from Transformers: The Last Knight
! And I don't mean "scaled for a person to use," I mean "as tall as a person!" The episode culminates in a G1 Optimus Prime cosplayer going all movie
Optimus Prime on a helpless watermelon. Keep reading to see the episode!