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Generation 1
From the Twitter of tf-tf, we have a few new shots of the Platinum Series set featuring reissues of G1 Blaster and Perceptor. Intel Ops collects the two figures and three of Blaster's cassettes. It also adds a set of "slides" for Perceptor which we can now see have small images applied to view through microscope-mode Perceptor. The text of the tweet also suggests the mysterious extra accessory is a holder for the slides when not in use. Click through to have a look at all that, and a shot of the bio from the back of the box!
RID 2015
Another Japanese toy-collector's blog has posted a massive gallery of Transformers Adventure Nemesis Prime! While not the most attractive Black recolor of a Prime that ever existed, this version of Warrior Class Optimus Prime still looks pretty nice. Keep reading for selected images and a link!
RID 2015
Alfes2010 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has also posted images of TAV14 Ultra Magnus! A darker, more Magnusy recolor of Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus, Transformers Adventure Magnus also benefits from some paint for the head of the Forge of Solus Prime. Keep reading to see!
Generation 1 Japan
Alfes2010 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has posted an extensive gallery of QTransformers G1 Optimus Prime & Lamborghini Veneno Megatron. Both look pretty nice for what they are, actually! Keep reading to see selected images!
Transformers TV
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Conventions Center
Northwest Fan Ventures has announced their second annual Cybertronian Festival! Taking place August 22nd this year in Kent, Washington, the single-day event is related to CybCon, the long-running but defunct convention that ran for thirteen years. Keep reading for the full press release and a link to the site!
Generations
From the Youtube channel harrisloureiro who we've featured in the past comes another outstanding work of stop-motion toy animation. Transformers Generation features lots of Masterpieces and comparable third party figures in a 15 minute battle sequence that's unbelievably fluid and natural. Reportedly taking six months to complete production, this is worth every moment of your time to check out. Click through to see the embedded video - you'll be glad you did!
Third Party
Though it currently lacks a codename for itself, ToyWorld has unveiled a prototype of the Swoop component of their team of Masterpiece-scale Dinobots. The design takes very much after classic Swoop in having an extremely square beast mode, though it leads to a nice looking robot. Seen here also is the entire ToyWorld dinosaur team combined together, albeit made about half of prototype figures at this stage. Click through and have a look!
Generations
PaxCybertron has posted a review to Youtube featuring Leader Class Generations Thundercracker from the third wave of Combiner Wars. The video details the sculpt changes and differences with last year's Leader Jetfire in both modes, as well as comparing it to the Masterpiece edition of Thundercracker. The video is embedded below, so click through and check it out.
Generations
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the packaging for Grand Scourge, the Combiner Wars Optimus Prime recolor based on an Energon/Super Link recolor of the Grand Convoy model kit. So not only do you get a weird origin story and an interesting color scheme, but it comes with a big sword, too! Keep reading to see.
RID 2015
Want to know what Thunderhoof sounds like in Japanese? TakaraTomy's got you covered. The latest episode of Transformers Adventure is up on YouTube now - keep reading to see!
 
Generation 1 Japan
Robot Kingdom ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1270 Hi, Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com. All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE 1 HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER WARS STRICKER PER ORDER!
RID 2015
Mr. Chaos has some new RID info for us, alongside the Combiner Wars reveal. A future Warrior Class wave will feature two Decepticon characters: Quillfire, and Thunderhoof, the latter's design having become a quick fan favorite since it was revealed. We'll also be getting Legion Class Ratchet, and "Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime". Some may have been hoping for a Warrior Windblade after today's reveal, but more Decepticons is good news indeed!
Generations
Mr. Chaos has returned, spreading information gleaned from retailer inventory computers. His update tonight brings us confirmation of a full Combaticon team, featuring the entire original roster of characters. But the surprise comes after that as the next Deluxe wave looks to be another Autobot Car assortment. And the news is rounded out with a set of three more Legends. Click through for all the details!
Third Party
Through the Facebook page of The Falcon's Hangar, we have our first look at a new Mastermind Creations recolor. Alas, despite bearing the name Grandus Hexatron, it is not a third party take on everyone's favorite city block/carrier/coffee table from Battlestars. Instead this is a retool of Hexatron as the character Greatshot from Transformers Victory, who was an Autobot retool of the original Sixshot. Price and release info is to be announced, but for now click through and check out the photos!
RID 2015
While Fracture will be represented in a slightly larger and more involved figure later this year with a Mini-Con launching gimmick, the first merchandise exposure for this character is among the One-Step Changers. Facebook user PoorGuy Kaiser has posted a few quick shots of one of these figures, giving us a look at the packaging and both modes. If this is among the One-Steps you're interested in, click through and enjoy the preview!
Generations
Hasbro Transformers Designer John Warden is back on the Transformers Official Youtube Channel today in a pair of new videos talking about the first two complete combiners in Combiner Wars, now that waves 1 and 2 are out in full force at US retail. While they're more sales pitch than design insight, they still have some interesting bits. And look close in the background for a cameo by G1 Computron that, like Devastator and Defensor before it, may well foretell another team on the way! Keep reading to see both embedded videos.
MasterPiece
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Two Botcon reveals since last week's show! "The Boss" and "The Loose Cannon" are revealed! Also, we just learned about MP-26, it's Road Rage! New possible Combiner Wars figures, Unique Toys Ordin and way more on this week's RFC!


Third Party
Pictures of what looks to be a retail-ready production sample of Iron Factory's small-scale Ultra Magnus figure have popped up via a couple of Weibo accounts. One gives a good quick overview of the Magnus-based figure itself, while the other teases what's obviously a Diaclone, Powered Convoy based deco ...along with one more in just red and white that we aren't quite sure what it is, assuming it's anything more than just a random-colors testshot. Click through to have a look and decide for yourself!
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