Todd Ferguson has posted an interesting find on Facebook - it seems to be an image of the movie Optimus figure just recently revealed via color guide leak! Comparison shows the details to match between instances, so this seems to be legit. Having a full color physical sample at this early stage seems like it supports our theory that this may be a "first edition" preview release for The Last Knight's toyline. If so, and it follows the same timeline, it could be at retail as early as February of next year! We put together the photo along with the previous color guide so you can compare them yourself. Keep reading to see it now!
Thanks to our pals over at the Allspark we have a very tuneful bit of news about the Original Transformers G1 Musical Scores Coming from Sony Records Next Summer. According to word they have recieved from composer Robert J Walsh is that he working on these original recordings for re-release in May of next year. There is even word that we may get a 5.1 surround mix along with other soundtracks from G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Jem & the Holograms.
The official TakaraTomy Transformers Twitter account, @TF_pr, would like to remind you that Unite Warriors Lynxmaster is due very soon! Lynxmaster is the TakaraTomy version of Sky Reign, the Sky Lynx-based combiner from Combiner Wars. Keep reading to see the image!
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Following up on the reveal of Tyrantron, Mastermind Creations posted a design graphic that reveals the toy's second configuration as the gladiatorial mining robot Tyrantronus. The change is achieved with alternate chest, head, and shoulder parts, as well as involving a different arm weapon. The giant drill suggests that the figure will be able to be configured as a vehicle other than the jet mode seen already. If it can become a drill tank, it probably wouldn't be hard to make a battle tank out of either. Keep reading to see the images.
The Facebook page for MMC's Ocular Max offshoot has posted new photos showing the prototype for their Perfection Series Saltus - yet another third party Masterpiece Springer. This one is noted to offer alternate heads for cartoon or toy influence, as well as differing shoulder arrangements to match, all while boasting 40 points of articulation. The Facebook post projects availability in the second quarter of 2017, but of course no pricing is available at this stage. Click through now to see the mirrored photos!
Mastermind Creations shared out some photos of their various displayed goods via their Facebook page today. Their Masterpiece-alike offerings seemed to be a prominent player, including a hand-painted yellow version of their Trailbreaker to represent its Diaclone colors, seemingly to measure interest in it as a potential future release. Many Reformatted figures were on hand, including the Tyrantron IDW-style Megatron we saw first earlier today. There's a nice big gallery, so click through and start having a look!
FansToys certainly has no problem with ambition! Their latest reveal, FT-20, is nothing less than an Omega Supreme designed to interact with Masterpiece Transformers. The figure takes its cues largely from the cartoon, with its overly boxy form as a robot, and simplified alternate mode look. But where this really tries to sell itself is its size, and as you can see in the mirrored gallery, it suitably towers over basically everything. More alarming is the hint that FansToys might have a Devastator on the way at the same size! Keep reading to see everything!
The next stage of the warring third parties seems to be kicking off. Hot on the heels of Hasbro's genuine modern Sixshot, two of the third party companies have debuted their own efforts. DX9 has revealed Hanzo (or Hanzuo, according to at least one DX9 posting), which was on hand at TFCon this weekend. Subsequently, GCreations has shown off the CG design for their stab, which currently seems to not have progressed to the point of a code name. You can find images of both below and compare and contrast for yourself!
Iron Factory has today unveiled Alleria, their version of Elita-1 which is a retool of their Arcee, Pink Assassin. As we understand it currently, the figure is to be included with the first production of EX14 Ultimate Commander - the Optimus based both on IDW comic designs and God Ginrai. With no additional plan for distribution known at this time, if this information is correct it would make Ultimate Commander of some added interest, not to mention value. We'll keep you updated as we learn more, and for now click through to see the photos of the new figure!
As Titans Return wave 3 slowly starts initial availability in Asia, we have a new round of photos showing off Hot Rod. In this quick batch we see it with Titans Return Galvatron, as well as rounding out a 1986 movie cast display, plus a couple newly seen details: The vehicle attack mode with the weapons attached, and a slight mistransformation of the torso that makes it look a tiny bit like the Masterpiece toy. Keep reading to see all the pictures and for photographer credit!
Toy reviewer Peaugh has posted some images from TFCon Chicago of MMC's new MTMTE-style Megatron! The figure's alt mode seems to be a large air- or spacecraft of some sort, with a choice of a more traditional Fusion Cannon or the jet's nose for arm-mounted weaponry. Unsurprisingly, it's in scale with their DJD series of figures. Keep reading to see!
The TFSource TFCon sale is now up! Weve got tons of Masterpiece, tons of Third Party and lots more on sale this weekend online and at the booth. Figures are starting as low as $20!! Check out the deals now at tfsource.com
Takara Tomy has announced a toy new line -- MB -- to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first Transformers live action film's release! There are currently 11 MB toys coming to the line in February and March of 2017 which were recently announced, along with the latest LG-41 Leo Prime figure.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Hasbro announced the next generation of Transformers conventions...and G.I. Joe Conventions...and My Little Pony Conventions...and NERF Conventions...it's HasCon! The guys share their thoughts and insights into this new fan experience coming directly from Hasbro! Also on the show, we talk about the 47th Third Party NOT Springer coming out, but this one looks especially good. While you're listening learn how you can help support The Children's Miracle Network with our first ever Extra Life live stream, and help out other kids in need this holiday season with our Operation Combination toy drive! All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
Via Facebook, from a currently unidentified source, we have higher resolution and better quality images from the magazine pages that revealed MP-36 Megatron. Notably we have a good look at the accessory array, which contains among other things a Key To Vector Sigma, the helmet used to control the Optimus Prime clone in "A Prime Problem", the gun and beam sabre from the movie, and several option parts. Small insets demonstrate attack modes with the gun mode add-ons, as well. Keep reading to see it all!
WINDBLADE ON EARTH! The mysterious link between METROTITAN and MICROSPACE threatens to tear two universes apart, and only WINDBLADE has a chance to heal the Titan... and there she learns a terrifying secret that changes the stakes of the REVOLUTION.
Comics Alliance has posted the preview for next week's Revolution tie-in issue of The Transformers, and these few pages make it look amazing. Be back here early next week for the review, right now keep reading for the full preview of "Thundercracker and Buster Save The World! (and Marissa Faireborn Helps Too)" A DECEPTICON who wants to be a screenwriter. A dog who wants to, I dont know, eat stuff and chase squirrels or whatever dogs want to do. A White House under siege by DIRE WRAITHS. And the phone call that brings them all together.