Once again with Botcon drawing ever closer, it's time to nominate characters and people to be inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Hasbro has reached out and asked for our help in choosing those nominees once again, so it's time to open the polls! This year we have three categories waiting for Fans' Choice nominations, so click through now to find out what they are and get links to the individual polls, open until 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, April 19th.
The Robots In Disguise promotion has begun, and you can now get yourself a mini-RID figure next time you're at McDonald's! The official Happy Meal website has demonstration videos for all eight toys: Bumblebee, Grimlock, Sideswipe, Optimus Prime, Fixit, Fracture, Underbite, and Clampdown. The action features are varied, with some figures even sporting light-up LED parts. Keep reading for a link to the site!
Thanks to a lot of people sharing photos via Facebook, we've got an excellent sampling of images for Combiner Wars wave 3. Most notably we get some looks at Viper and Groove, who have been a little neglected in coverage otherwise - although Warpath is nowhere to be seen yet. We also have some fun looks at Cyclonus, Galvatronus, and a guest appearance by Cobra Commander! Keep reading to check that out and the full list of credits!
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Lost-Zzl has again produced high-quality photos of an upcoming exclusive figure. Taking a break from Subscription Service offerings, today it's photos of Packrat, the updated form of a classic Botcon exclusive that was the first official reveal from Fun Publications from this year's set. Looking no less blue than it did before, we get a better look at the figure's deco in this shoot, so click through and check it out!
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It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!
It's Friday, which means TakaraTomy has posted a new episode of Transformers Adventure - the Japanese Robots In Disguise - to YouTube! If you want to see what the fifth episode will look like, or try and puzzle through the show in Japanese to try and figure out what's going on for yourself, keep reading!
Just before the video showing the third exclusive boxset toy went live, the Botcon website was updated with a product page for the second reveal, Battletrap. Recolored from Generations Springer with a new head sculpt, the former Duocon more or less represents its source material - not to mention telegraphing a not-altogether-unlikely Flywheels to come up somewhere along the way. Click through to check out the page and the three new images!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Lots of awesome things this week including the Club Exclusive Old Man Snake figure, New Transformers Adventure listings, new Combiner Wars photos, platinum edition reissues, Botcon news and tons more!
TAKARA TRANSFORMERS NEW PREORDERS
We have 27 new preorders open for Takara Transformers. This list features The Lost Age Black Knight Exclusive Leader Class Optimus Prime for $89.9, the Legends LG14 Ultra Magnus for $69.99 and continues with a bunch of new additions to the Transformers Adventure lineup and the Q Cute series Transformers.
Fun Publications has uploaded the next Botcon boxset reveal video to their Youtube channel. The third figure is "The Loose Cannon", following Packrat as The Thief, and Battletrap as The Muscle. The newest member of "Cybertron's Most Wanted" is Shattered Glass Stepper, from the Reveal The Shield Jazz mold. Stepper features no new parts, and a deco adding a lot of orange over the standard Stepper/Ricochet colors. We've embedded the video and taken some screencaps of the figure, so click through and check them out!
And of course the last step in the life-cycle of Masterpiece Star Saber is here: reviews! Chuckdawg1999 has begun a new "Masterpiece Theatre" review series, and where else would you start with that but the most hyped MP of all? At 33 minutes, this is a pretty extensive look at the figure. Keep reading to see!
The Japanese fansite Hobbylog has posted images from a Japanese toy show whose name we're currently not sure of. But more importantly are the pictures, giving us new looks at Unite Warriors Superion and Menasor, as well as a grayscale testshot of MP-25 Tracks, and a new look at MP G2 Bumblebee! Keep reading to see it all!
Site sponsor BBTS has put up preorders for TakaraTomy's Legends (the subline, not the size class) LG14 Ultra Magnus! The photo included doesn't show any substantial changes between the Japanese and US Leader-class releases, but this is a preliminary photo and is probably subject to change. Keep reading for a link and the photo!
Apparently QTransformers has been a hit for TakaraTomy, as figures 23 through 31 have just been announced along with a couple of special edition sets featuring guest characters. QT23-25 are new versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown based on the QTransformers animation. Following that are Shockwave, Soundwave, Cliffjumper and a trio of Seekers. Lastly we've got Hello Kitty and a set of Evangelions, who all become G1 Optimus Prime-style trucks. Keep reading for photos!
Autobase Aichi has posted a set of images detailing upcoming Transformers Adventure products. Included are some previously known and US-released figures - Mini-Con Deployers will be "Micron Shooters" in Japan - but also some surprises such as Combiner Wars Blackjack and Groove appearing as Runabout and Override! Keep reading for a full rundown of what's shown with release dates and pricing!