Amazon have added a new official video for the their Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Menasor team figure. Get the official look at the figures with highlights on the combiner toys features with a quick look at Menasor being assembled and Superion off to the side. Watch the video that is part of the image gallery on the product page at Amazon.com
TFSource have just let us know that now up for preorder is the BadCube OTS-04 Wardog! Get a look at the images of the thrid party MP scale release that features mass shifting, extended joints articulation for better pose-ability and scale with previous items such as Brawny and Backland. Pre-order BadCube OTS-04 Wardog now at TFSource. Read on to see the all new images and details.
Thanks to @GeneralTekno on Twitter for this one! The story is that artist Livio Ramondelli, responsible for the The Transformers side of the Combiner Wars crossover, has confirmed that Cyclonus will not be appearing, thus there will be no impetus to redesign or move the character from his More Than Meets The Eye appearance in order to have him conform to the Combiner Wars crossover. And frankly, that's a relief. We'll update this story if we get a more direct confirmation of this but for now, keep reading to see the tweet!
It sure looks that way. TFW2001 user scubaboy31 has posted an image from the back of the Combiner Wars Wave 2 pack-in comic which shows various behind-the-scenes images, and one of the illustrations looks very much like Stunticon newcomer Offroad with Ironhide's head. This has been the speculation for a good while now: that the Ironhide that turned up in retailers' computers would be remolded from Offroad to combine his movie, pickup truck self with his G1 design in much the same way as was done in Transformers Prime. Keep reading to see the image!
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In what we presume to be a limited-time offer, Google is offering the 2007 Transformers movie - probably the best of the four - for free through its Google Play store. The catch is that you have to register a payment method such as a credit card with them, so if a free digital copy of Transformers is your price for doing that, it's worth checking out! Keep reading for the link.
Hisashi Yuki continues the stream of Masterpiece Star Saber images, this time throwing the box into the mix. Boasting that the package is the same size as Masterpiece Ultra Magnus', Yuki would like to remind us that it's only two weeks until Star Saber is released in Japan. That's... what, another 5 or 600 photo tweets? Keep reading to see this one!
UPDATED with ordering information! Maketoys has posted a new gallery of images of their Metrotitan figure to Facebook and confirmed the name as Dystopia! And Dystopia looks great and super-colorful, a nice contrast to the original Utopia and it's more utilitarian, Metroplexy color scheme. No details yet on pricing or availability, but we'll post them as soon as they become available. Keep reading to see the images and more details!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: News from Australia's Toy Fair, new G1 reissues on the way? Also, the guys taunt Brian over Maketoys Dystopia, discuss new color photos of Masterpiece Tracks, the Transformers Humble Bundle 2 is awesome, our new Twitter contest and more!
Since the reveal of the long-form bio notes included on the pack-in comics starting with Deluxe Wave 2, there's been more than a little curiosity of who was behind them. Written in-character as either Rung or Soundwave, the profiles feature an interesting and entertaining style that's caught a lot of attention. While we rarely get to find out just who's responsible for describing the characters on the packages, thanks to John Barber this writer's identity has been revealed. Keep reading to find out!
Toysrus.ca has updated with a preorder page for the recent boxset three pack of reissue G1 Insecticons. The Platinum Edition set has been seen in the US at K-Mart stores, as well as being available in Hasbro marketed locations in Asia. Toys R Us Canada lists these for shipping in April at a price of $109.99 CAD, or about $88 US. This sadly seems to indicate K-Mart was not far off SRP with their pricing. This is listed as a Toys R Us exclusive in Canada, and there's no indication whether locations in the US will stock these or if they are exclusive to K-Mart.
Play With This Too added a new reward which will kick in if it gets funded. A pair of tech drones who just happen to have the same colors as G1 Scorponok and Fortress Maximus. Read on for the details below.
Humble Bundle and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing, in conjunction with Hasbro, are reteaming to offer the perfect opportunity to build a digital TRANSFORMERS comic collection. Not only does the bundle feature multiple collected volumes of the hit TRANSFORMERS series, it also boasts some of the most recent issues to date, making it easy to catch up to speed on the latest stories.
Autobase Aichi has posted images and details of a new Kabaya series of blind-boxed toys due in May. The DCollection set features Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Megatron, and features squatty "super-deformed" styling. There'll be chase versions of all three figures in clear plastic as well. While they're not super-articulated, they're also only roughly $25 for a case of 8 going by Japanese SRP, so they're definitely more in the small novelty toy range. Keep reading for images!
Griffin of the Ozformers forums had the opportunity to go to Toy Fair Australia, and while nothing new was seemingly on display he had the opportunity to talk to Hasbro Australia about this year's offerings. In addition to confirming the Platinum Edition reissues of G1 Blaster and Perceptor, he was also told about the Trypticon reissue... and even reissues of the G1 Dinobots! It's unknown which or how many Dinobots will be reissued, but considering none of those molds have been rereleased since 1993, it's a welcome announcement. Keep reading for more details!
Maketoys has posted an image of what is being called "Dystopia" to their Facebook group, showing a Metrotitan-themed recolor of their Metroplex-alike Utopia figure. While we couldn't find an official source dubbing this "Dystopia," that's the name being used at the moment - and it's a fair name for an evil citybot. Keep reading to see the image!
We reported previously on Combiner Wars including pack-in comic issues starting with the second assortment of Deluxes. What we didn't know until today was that the back page of each comic features a long-form character bio. Each is written as a report from either Autobot "Psy-Ops Specialist" Rung, or Soundwave and are written with some interesting details - especially in Offroad's case. Early adopters of wave 1 may have even more incentive now to double dip when the reships of those figures take place. Keep reading to see scans.
Move over, TFYuki - there's new Star Saber photographers on the scene! While the official release date is still a little later this month, some early copies of Masterpiece Star Saber have turned up in collector hands, and via fengqiaoken of ACToys and Weibo user oldcasper we've got several shots showing off the figure, its functions, modes, and details. We'll likely see a few more shots like these before the actual release of the toy brings all kinds of photographers to the table. Click through to check these out, and then hold on for the rush in a couple of weeks!
NEW TRANSFORMERS RID FIGURES!
We have several new figures in the Robots in Disguise line. In the Series 03 Legion figures we have Underbite and Fixit priced at $23.99, and in the Hyper Change Series 02 we have Optimus Prime and Steeljaw priced at $44.99. You will also find some new Rescue Bots and RID Tiny Titans available.