Sacramento's anime convention, SacAnime, is welcoming Peter Cullen next weekend! The con runs from January 2nd to 4th, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The voice of G1, movie, video game, Prime, Rescue Bots, and Robots In DIsguise 2015 Optimus Primes, Mr. Cullen will be on hand as both a panelist and signer of autographs. Keep reading for the official announcement and a link to the SacAnime site!
ACToys member Gobot has shared photos of the newly released updated Masterpiece Skywarp. Besides using the later retool of the Masterpiece seeker body, it makes various deco changes to get a more classic Skywarp appearance than the original-mold releases. But despite coming in the same size and style of box as Coronation Starscream, it has much less in terms of accessories. Click through and check out all the photos!
In his biggest post of the weekend, Alfes2010 has brought us coverage of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. From vehicle mode and transformation, to robot mode, to accessories and articulation, all the bases are covered. With comparisons to prior Masterpieces, including comparisons of the various Witwicky figures, there's little left to wonder after seeing these photos. We've mirrored quite a few, but there's many more back at Alfes' review blog. You can check out our album and links back below!
Afles2010 has been busy this weekend! In addition to Jetfire, he's taken a quick gallery worth of photos for Gelshark, TakaraTomy's release of Generations Sky-Byte. This takes steps to try to come closer to the original deco shared by Car Robots' Gelshark and Robots in Disguise's Sky-Byte, though not always to the benefit of the robot mode. Click through to see a few mirrored photos and then head over to see the original photo review.
Alfes2010 has brought us numerous out of package photos of Takara's take on Generations Leader Class Jetfire, a figure that has caught the attention of many for being free of the vacuum metalized accessories of the Hasbro version. Sporting the same red base plastic that the Hasbro figure carries beneath the chrome, this more modest deco choice may be more to the taste of some collectors. We've mirrored a sampling of the photos, so click through to see those and check out the original blog post!
Hisashi Yuki isn't about to wait for Ultra Magnus to cool down before getting back on the Star Saber hype effort. Even though Ultra Magnus has just come out, the new photo tweeted today shows that there's greater things still to come. The image of Masterpiece Magnus and Star Saber together shows Star Saber standing a full head (and then some) over Ultra Magnus with a comparable mass. It seems Magnus can never catch a break, even so far as being one-upped even on the weekend of his release! Keep reading to see the full photo.
Cheetimus has shared the excellent news that he spotted the first wave of Combiner Wars Deluxes at Target in White Marsh, near Baltimore, MD. As of today's report, the figures rang up at $11.99, a significant bargain given Target's position of marking up Generations to ridiculous levels of late. A first sighting on the east coast is a good sign for this wave to be hitting in force very soon, so as you start your post-holiday financial recovery, keep an eye open for Combiner Wars in your local stores!
Looking forward to the introduction of the rest of the Rescue DinoBots? Today's your day! Season 3 Episode 10, "Quarry Vs. Quarry" airs at 1:30 today EST. Keep reading for the official synopsis plus links to the preview video clip and the Discovery Family Channel TV schedule!
Gregory Titus has shared some of his work on the Age of Extinction line's package art! Titus was part of the team behind the 2014 packaging refresh, and contributed pencils for many of the images seen on TF4 packaging. In addition, there's some preliminary linework, including a gorgeous half-portrait of G1 Optimus Prime that was considered for the Then & Now boxset. Keep reading for more details, selected images, and a link to the full page!
From a listing on Chinese auction site Taobao, we've got new images showing the updated Masterpiece Skywarp. Using the modified seeker body that's been used for Coronation Starscream, Sunstorm in Japan and the US, and Thundercracker and Acid Storm as Hasbro exclusives, Skywarp has been long awaited to finish the original trio by collectors that weren't quite satisfied with the mold's original form. Skywarp is a bit sparse in accessories though, only including a Megatron gun and another Dr Arkeville. Click through and check it out!
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Benscollectables have posted a new video review for the Transformers Takara Platinum Edition Masterpiece Soundwave Year Of The Goat set. Get the breakdown on this repaint edition with very interesting colors to say the least, in a somewhat unbalanced mix of clear plastic and copper/brown colored parts. Watch the video review to the figure and exclusive packaging now for the full details.
Still need convincing to buy Masterpiece Ultra Magnus? TakaraTomy has you covered, as they've just uploaded a full stop-motion demonstration of the toy, showing its transformation and both modes along with the full lineup of modern Autobot Masterpieces. It's an extremely compelling advertisement for the toy, and a great way to see its scale relative to the toys most likely to be displayed with it, including its use as a car carrier. Click through and check out the embedded video!
FunPub has sent out a small holiday greeting today in the form of our first looks at production sample pieces of two figures from the third Transformers Figure Subscription Service. Absurdly obscure character Carzap from the IDW Bumblebee mold, Krok from stealth bomber Megatron, and Krok's pet Gatoraider from one of the many Arms Micron molds. Krok and Carzap both feature new heads which we're also getting our first real look at. Click through and check out the whole set of images!
Shartimus Prime goes back in time to give us a review of the Transformers 4 Dinobots Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Unleashed Shared BBTS Exclusive 5 Pack. Get the scoop on this set that includes 2-in-1 Grimlock, Slog, Strafe, Scorn and Dinobot Slug figures with details on the packaging and more details. You can order these now in-stock at bigbadtoystore.com
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Transformers-themed holiday greetings are coming in on Twitter! From TakaraTomy we have three Christmas-themed images which feature no less than five
female characters in Santa Claus-themed minidresses, because Japan has a thing for those. But we also get pseudo-NSFW Cheetor's Drunken Naked Karaoke, and Santa Rattrap with his reindeer, Silverbolt, so there's something for everybody! Beast Wars Megatron's voice, David Kaye, has released his annual Christmas recording as well - this year it's a duet with Powerpuff Girl voice actress Tara Strong titled "Bubbles It's Cold Outside." Mind your ears, as Tara can really
hit those high notes. Keep reading to see it all!
Autobase Aichi has posted new images of the two upcoming variations on Mega Drive Megatron! Sega Genesis Megatron is shown in-package (with a blank cartridge, making us wonder if labels for multiple Mega Drive games will be available) and the limited Sega Genesis Megatron is shown sitting next to someone's keyboard. Keep reading to see!