GO TEAM 'BEE! BUMBLEBEE leads an all-star team of AUTOBOTS to Earth to find rogue DECEPTICONS... but in this all-new story based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, they find more than... they bargained for! (You thought we were going to say "meets the eye," didn't you?
COSMOS UNLEASHED! A misunderstood AUTOBOT. A DECEPTICON space station. Cut off from their allies, SOUNDWAVE and COSMOS come face to face... alone.
Are you ready for the incredible might of Devastator? You'll combine and attack with the most destructive Decepticon yet with the Construction figures in this Devastator set! The set includes 6 Voyager Class Construction figures: Construction Scrapper, Construction Hook, Construction Bonecrusher, Construction Long Haul, Construction Mixmaster and Construction Scavenger. Take the destruction to the next level with this monumental Devastator set! $139.99
Autobase Aichi has posted a rumored list of upcoming Transformers Adventure products which features a few surprises! One is a Rumble and Frenzy 2-pack, and another is Black Shadow. What are these? Or at least, what do we think
they are? Keep reading for the listings and some thoughts on what they mean!
While other retailers had stocked Combiner Wars Wave 3's Deluxe Protectobots previously, HasbroToyShop has finally listed the first three on their own site! Blades, Streetwise, and First Aid are all up for preorder now with a ship date of 7/20 - interestingly, Rook is not listed as of yet. But the better news is that, while the SRP on the previous waves of Combiner Wars was and is $16.99 apiece, Wave 3 is being offered for the previous Generations Deluxe pricepoint of $14.99. Keep reading for links to the preorders!
Alfes has uploaded two more photo review galleries covering the rest of the team members of the Unite Warriors Aerialbots after the initial Silverbolt gallery yesterday. The reviews are paired by matching mold partners for some convenience, and we get a good look at the decos of each figure, though unfortunately there's not a followup look at the TakaraTomy vs Hasbro figures to really highlight the differences. Click through for some mirrored photos, and stay tuned since Superion can't be far behind!
On Facebook, user z75sales has finished up with the production sample G2 Protectobots, posting some group images as well as the promised gallery of the set combined as Defensor. While Bruticus may have come to be synonymous with the concept of G2, Defensor probably truly represents it better, and now you can see it in all its eye-searing glory! We've again mirrored some of the pictures, and you can find links to the originals below, so keep reading to see it - just for your own safety, don't look directly at Defensor.
Coming to us via TFSource's Facebook, we've got another round of stock photography for the G2-styled Masterpiece Bumblebee release from Dengeki Hobby. While it does highlight very well that gold paint is no substitute for actual chrome plating in recreating the G2 toy's finish, it still gets the idea across decently. Click through and check out the images!
Third party Transformers news for the week ending June 27th, 2015.
Includes the latest news from FansProject FansToys, GCreation, Maketoys, Megasteel, Play With This Too, Warbotron and X-Transbots.
Screen shot this week is the "scout in a can" from the 1990 film Spaced Invaders.
Alfes2010 has posted an extensive gallery of the latest Transformers Adventure Vs. Set to his blog! The photo gallery focuses on the Phantomjaw side of the set, since the police-themed Warrior-class Steeljaw recolor is an all-new deco while Strongarm is the same as her individual Japanese release. Keep reading to see!
Twitter user Herakuwa has posted images of a really impressive Combiner Wars custom Raiden! Using Hot Spot as the torso and the Blades/Alpha Bravo mold for the limbs, Herakuwa has also incorporated Million Publishing Shouki as the sixth member of the team.This dedication becomes perhaps even more impressive when you consider that none of the Combiner Wars figures are even available in Japan yet, meaning that all of the components except Shouki had to be imported. Keep reading to see!
Ozformers Forums owner Griffin-of-oz has posted a solid gallery of Mega 5-Step Megatronus to TFW2005! At retail in Australia now, this ToysRUs Megatronus figure is of course the same size more or less as Mega 3-Step Optimus Prime. Keep reading to see!
Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new teaser photo showing the large Groove from the Unite Warriors Defensor boxset alongside the Legends Class Groove currently available in Combiner Wars. Takara's Groove has a lot more mass, but also a fairly different basic design of motorcycle to distinguish them. Of course for the Japanese market the distinctions aren't as important as the Legends mold will be a completely different character under the Adventure header. All this, plus Groove as Superion's arm! Keep reading to check it out.
Alfes2010 has posted the first of what will be a series of photo reviews on the Unite Warriors Superion boxset, covering the TakaraTomy Aerialbots one by one. Starting with Silverbolt, the side by side shots with Combiner Wars Silverbolt clearly shows the distinct deco differences between markets. We also get good looks at the packaging for the set, including a piece of art that seems to be done by Hayato Sakamoto showing an Aerialbot barbecue outing. Click through for mirrored shots and a link back to the review.
Vangelus has posted a trio of reviews detailing the BadCube Bug Corps Old Time Series Value Pack! Claymore, Hypno, and Kickbutt are BadCube's takes on Insecticons Shrapnel, Bombshell, and Kickback, and all look good! It's always nice when new toys retain Diaclone driver hatches. Keep reading to see all three videos!
Thanks to Allspark we've got better looks at the Transformers-relevant pages of Figure King issue 209, showing us such things as a Devastator with the Takara-modified parts in helpful prototype grey so we can tell exactly what's different, plus a range of new Transformers Adventure products, including Warrior Class Clash of The Transformers toys. Notably, this seems to confirm Takara Devastator as having both visor and separate eye options. Click through to check out the scans and a link to the full resolution images at Allspark.
Entertainment Earth has just posted that in association with Hasbro, they'll be handing out free diorama backdrops based on either Transformers or My Little Pony with a purchase from the EE booth at SDCC next month. The Transformers backdrop is based on the Autobot Command Center from the original cartoon, and measures 9.5 x 11 inches, making it suitable for use with a wide range of toys. Keep reading to see the images!