Before 2007, few would have ever imagined Transformers would be as big, in both senses of the word, as they have become in the decade since Paramount and Michael Bay have stepped into the picture. Even if you don't particularly care for the live action robots exploding off Hollywood's screens. The fan experience has super charged the old and new, opening it up to everyone else in the world to explore the fascinating universe of these sentient robots from Cybertron.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We talk about the new photos of Takara Tomy's Dinosaurer AKA Trypticon, we also discuss some new Last Knight toy reveals, the upcoming Transformers Cinematic Universe and GI Joe movie franchise reboot. Also on the show we talk about the return of Hasbro Pulse, Chaos on Velocitron and Titans Return Deluxe Wave 4 are found at North American retail, and some fruit punch flavored Transformers cheese sticks. All that and more on this week's RFC!
Some stills have come out from a privately posted Facebook video, shared by tco that shows off the soon to be released MP-36 Megatron. This makes a great showing of the figure's poseability with what looks like truly excellent levels of articulation. Also shown off are the accessories and option parts. And we've now been able to add several images of the gun mode from the same source. It's a bit chunky looking, but less hilariously oversized than MP-05! Check it all out below!
Just like we said, there would a Transformers The Last Knight IMAX Fan Event coming on April 4, 2017. The official #Transformers Twitter account has been updated with news of the event. You will need to go to the following URL to find locations in your area and to reserve your passes. They are likely to go fast so don't delay!
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From our current favorite Weibo leak source, we've got a small image showing a lineart style image of the recently seen Decepticon Nitro in the The Last Knight line. The new image confirms suspicion that the toy is a Voyager, and shows some extra detail that seems to point to an alternate mode. Small wings are visible, plus parts that might be engines, indicating some kind of aircraft - probably a fighter jet, though unknown if it's a fantasy design like Megatron, or based on something real. Check out the image below!
From SeiberBirdR we've got a first look at which toys are now on their way to subscribers of the final TFSS assortment. Shipping in pairs to get the toys distributed as quickly as possible, the first set is Fractyl with Scorponok, and Lifeline with Quickslinger, making for a very green and purple shipment. SeiberBirdR took quite a few photos of the toys as well as their bio cards. You can find all of those mirrored below in the gallery. Keep reading to see!
The TakaraTomyToys Twitter account has shared a couple new photos of Titan Class Trypticon - or Dinosaurer in this case? - not exactly in hand, but certainly on desk. The tweet notes of course the release timeframe and price, as well as remarking how it's hard to work with a Trypticon on one's desk. We get a nice angle on Trypticon in the first photo, and second shows its dexterity a bit, as it holds on to a 10 Yen coin with one of its hands. We've mirrored both, so click through and have a look!
BEHOLD the cars of Transformers The Last Knight. The flamed out Western Star 5700 XE, green Corvette C7 Stingray, yellow Camaro, black Mercedes-AMG GT-R, blue and black Saleen Mustang are joined by a silver Confederate motorcycle. These are the alternate vehicle modes of Optimus Prime, Crosshairs, Bumblebee, Drift, Barricade and the Decepticon Motorcycle who was revealed to be a character named Mohawk in the new movie.
Lamont Howard has been busy grabbing some initial photos of the Chaos on Velocitron series pack - the "Speed Set" launching the Titans Return run of multipacks that replace the Combiner Wars sets from 2016. Closeups on the Titan Masters (who all seem to go unnamed themselves) plus robot and alt mode looks at the included figures, plus a shot at the big bio and tech spec sheet all await in the gallery of pictures we have mirrored below. Check it out now!
PX-11 APOCALYPSE PART A & B
Apocalypse is a giant beast bot combiner that can transform into a battle station! Apocalypse can also separate into two smaller bots that can transform into their own space shuttle vehicle.
Chaos on Velocitron, the "Speed" boxset officially revealed at Toy Fair last month has been found on the shelf at a Toys R Us in Erie, Pennsylvania. The sighting was reported by Lamont Howard on the Transformers Addicts Facebook group, along with some photos for verification. The US price has been confirmed by Lamont as $99.99, the same as the Combiner Wars sets from last year. We've mirrored the photos, click through to check them out - and happy hunting if you're going after this one!
Forums user chuckdawg1999 has come by to share another toy video with us. This time it's Warrior Class Soundwave from RID Combiner Force. Chuck writes, "Soundwave is a surprising addition to the RID line. Based off a mix of its Animated and WFC/FOC designs, with a touch of Prime mixed in; Soundwave is the most involved figure from the Combiner Force subline thus far. While some of the panels are a bit fiddly to peg together, the vehicle mode ends up quite solid. One regret is the lack of a hand-held weapon, but at least the shoulder cannon was included." Click through to watch the video!
Artist Sara Pitre-Durocher has posted her cover for Transformers: Till All Are One #11 to Twitter! One of a series of themed covers that seem to correspond to TAAO's third story arc, Pitre-Durocher says that one more cover in this series is still to come. Guess we'll get to see it next month! In the meantime, keep reading to see the cover on its own and clean versions of all three of the known covers side by side!
Just in from Previews World we have the upcoming comic info for what's heading to shops in June. Till All Are One sees its second collected volume hit - as well as an apparent new run of volume 1 as well! TAAO also ships its regular issue alongside Optimus Prime and Lost Light. Plus we get a new one shot, Transformers Salvation, picking up the story of the DInobots after Redemption. Click through to check out the solicitations and cover previews below!
Entertainment Weekly and Michael Bay's Twitter account have posted new "Motion Posters" for Transformers: The Last Knight! In addition to naming the robot butler character revealed at the fan event as Cogman, we also get our first look at the eagerly-anticipated movie version of Hot Rod! Keep reading for more info and embedded video Tweets.
PreviewsWorld has posted Nick Roche's subscription cover for Transformers: Lost Light #7! It's a nice, spoiler-free image showing Rodimus, Ratchet and Drift having a fun day off. Well, two thirds of a fun day off anyway. Keep reading to see the image!
Loopaza Mega Store has posted new images from Figure King magazine showing off LG-43 Dinosaurer, AKA Trypticon! Primarily, we've got some good news for importers: unless you really like the idea of the interior of Trypticon's mouth being painted purple, there's virtually no reason to import this one. Keep reading to take a look at a deco that's extremely similar to the US release!