Once again with Botcon drawing ever closer, it's time to nominate characters and people to be inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Hasbro has reached out and asked for our help in choosing those nominees once again, so it's time to open the polls! This year we have three categories waiting for Fans' Choice nominations, so click through now to find out what they are and get links to the individual polls, open until 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, April 19th.
Product photos of the third items from the 2015 exclusive boxset have gone up on the Botcon site. Revealed a bit late this past week, Shattered Glass Stepper is the orange, black, and white redeco of Reveal The Shield Jazz which includes the Nightstick Targetmaster mold first seen on this mold with Million Publishing's exclusive Stepper. We're still trying to work out how orange relates to Stepper, but at least Nightstick carries on the blue theme of the exclusives so far. Click through to see the mirrored photos!
A couple images have turned up today showing a new third party Constructicon project. The prototype seen so far only in incomplete Devastator configurations is being attributed to DX9 Toys, as part of their War In Pocket line of Legends-scale figures. If these are what they seem, we could have a very interesting project getting underway, although most might think that any existing Devastator is already technically scaled better for Legends Class figures. Personally, I just hope they'll come in an orange variation. Click through and have a look at the prototype photos!
Victor Wong has posted a few photos comparing the new Generations Cyclonus to the second edition of Mania King, giving us a look at how one Voyager-size figure stacks up to the other. And as it turns out, they suit each other pretty well! Vincent Lee then went back and took photos with the original release Mania King, whose colors seem to be a better match to Cyclonus. Now all we need is a Scourge in a similar size range! Click through and have a look at the mirrored photos.
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Site sponsor TFSource has shared a photo this afternoon showing off a fully assembled Ordin, the Unique Toys take on Abominus. This shows very clearly how well the proportions are balanced, as the combiner looks like a single, solid unit rather than highlighting the combination of the smaller individuals. Not all the team members are available yet, but if this is an indication, it probably won't be long for the ones still left waiting. Keep reading to see the photo.
Today on their Facebook page, DX9 Toys has shared the first look at their upgrade kit for G1-style Generation Leader Class Megatron on the toy in vehicle mode. As most had anticipated, a large degree of partsforming is required, although the result is not as offensive looking as some may have feared. Keep reading to have a look!
The Robots In Disguise promotion has begun, and you can now get yourself a mini-RID figure next time you're at McDonald's! The official Happy Meal website has demonstration videos for all eight toys: Bumblebee, Grimlock, Sideswipe, Optimus Prime, Fixit, Fracture, Underbite, and Clampdown. The action features are varied, with some figures even sporting light-up LED parts. Keep reading for a link to the site!
Thanks to a lot of people sharing photos via Facebook, we've got an excellent sampling of images for Combiner Wars wave 3. Most notably we get some looks at Viper and Groove, who have been a little neglected in coverage otherwise - although Warpath is nowhere to be seen yet. We also have some fun looks at Cyclonus, Galvatronus, and a guest appearance by Cobra Commander! Keep reading to check that out and the full list of credits!
Lost-Zzl has again produced high-quality photos of an upcoming exclusive figure. Taking a break from Subscription Service offerings, today it's photos of Packrat, the updated form of a classic Botcon exclusive that was the first official reveal from Fun Publications from this year's set. Looking no less blue than it did before, we get a better look at the figure's deco in this shoot, so click through and check it out!
ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1269
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It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!
It's Friday, which means TakaraTomy has posted a new episode of Transformers Adventure - the Japanese Robots In Disguise - to YouTube! If you want to see what the fifth episode will look like, or try and puzzle through the show in Japanese to try and figure out what's going on for yourself, keep reading!
Just before the video showing the third exclusive boxset toy went live, the Botcon website was updated with a product page for the second reveal, Battletrap. Recolored from Generations Springer with a new head sculpt, the former Duocon more or less represents its source material - not to mention telegraphing a not-altogether-unlikely Flywheels to come up somewhere along the way. Click through to check out the page and the three new images!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Lots of awesome things this week including the Club Exclusive Old Man Snake figure, New Transformers Adventure listings, new Combiner Wars photos, platinum edition reissues, Botcon news and tons more!
TAKARA TRANSFORMERS NEW PREORDERS
We have 27 new preorders open for Takara Transformers. This list features The Lost Age Black Knight Exclusive Leader Class Optimus Prime for $89.9, the Legends LG14 Ultra Magnus for $69.99 and continues with a bunch of new additions to the Transformers Adventure lineup and the Q Cute series Transformers.
Fun Publications has uploaded the next Botcon boxset reveal video to their Youtube channel. The third figure is "The Loose Cannon", following Packrat as The Thief, and Battletrap as The Muscle. The newest member of "Cybertron's Most Wanted" is Shattered Glass Stepper, from the Reveal The Shield Jazz mold. Stepper features no new parts, and a deco adding a lot of orange over the standard Stepper/Ricochet colors. We've embedded the video and taken some screencaps of the figure, so click through and check them out!