After being delayed more than once, it seems the rather late fifth issue of IDW's The Transformers vs GI Joe will finally be hitting shops during the month of February. Comics Alliance has released the preview for this issue a bit early, so we finally get to see a bit of what comes after issue 4's use of "weapons-grade magenta." Comics Alliance reported it would ship alongside More Than Meets The Eye #37 on 2/4, but John Barber has since verified on Twitter it will ship on 2/11. ...possibly with MTMTE #38. Click through for the mirrored preview pages and a copy of the solicitation blurb!
Kapow Toys has gotten hold of our first look at Badcube's Warpath-derived figure Wardog in what will hopefully be its final plastic colors. Having reached the stage of production-color testshot, we get to see Wardog in the traditional Warpath red, which looks very nice on the figure. While we'd like to see the robot in color soon, the vehicle teaser is more than enough to catch our interest at the moment. Keep reading to see the full size image.
Site sponsor TFSource has received an album full of new pictures of Toyworld's Devilstar. This large figure based on Astrotrain is looking excellent in all three modes and makes an impressive show of how much it conceals the elements of its unused vehicle mode in both forms along with a nicely styled robot. TFSource is expecting these in stock soon, although the current January estimate might not be very likely at this point. Click through and check out the mirrored photos!
ComicsAlliance has just posted an interview with Mairghread Scott, writer of Windblade, about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover! Revealed is the length of the crossover- six issues over the course of three months - and the fact that Windblade is going to continue on as a book after its conclusion and that Scott has longterm plans for the series and character. Scott also drops hints about a character she's wanted to write for ages making an appearance... Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full interview!
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Transformers Asia has posted a large image to their Facebook page showing off everything that comes with Ultimate Optimus Prime! Based on the TakaraTomy Jetwing Optimus Prime, itself a further modification of Revenge of the Fallen Leader-class Optimus Prime, this version of the toy seems to come with everything that was ever included with any version of that figure plus a new "Knuckle" attachment. Prime now has spiked knuckles for all his robot-eviscerating hijinx! Keep reading to see for yourself!
By way of Toonzone reporter HellCat, we've found out the start date for the new Robots in Disguise cartoon in locations served by Cartoon Network's UK arm. A press release sent by Cartoon Network UK reportedly included the same episode summaries and information we've been hearing for some time, and then revealed that the show would begin broadcasting on Saturday, March 7th, and will continue to air every weekend at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Will this end up being before US airing begins? We'll just have to wait and see!
When the previously-unknown Rescue Bots Blurr arrived at Hong Kong retail along with Salvage's presumed wavemate Optimus Prime, there was some concern that the garbage truck bot might have been delayed or cancelled. This doesn't seem to be the case, as Salvage has now been found as US retail by ShinHadouConvoy of the 2005 forums! Whether all three figures are in the same wave or not remains to be seen, but it seems likely at first glance. Keep reading to see the photo, and we'll have more info on this spotty wave as we get it!
The Higekuma Toy Blog has posted an extensive gallery of photos of the first half of Legends LG-08, Swerve and Phaser! A recolor of Generations Legends-class Swerve's US Mini-Con Flanker, Phaser looks at first glance to be in a more traditional space-shuttle white, but there was a second reason for that: Phaser's gun mode has been painted to look as much as possible like My First Blaster, the remedial training gun given to Swerve in the pages of More Than Meets The Eye! Keep reading for a sampling of photos and a link to the Higekuma Toy Blog so you can see them all!
On the Collectors Club Twitter account today, Fun Publications made a shockingly long overdue statement. Once G2 Starscream, the second of two uses of the Classics Seeker mold in Figure Subscription 3 has been produced, they have no further plans to utilize the figure or its derivatives. While there are still many potential decos that fans of the mold would eagerly accept, it seems that they will go unfulfilled. Perhaps the Fall of Cybertron equivalent mold will find itself filling those shoes going forward? Keep reading to see the original tweet.
In that ever-wacky arena of unofficial parts for unofficial toys, we have new testshot photos of an upgrade package for the Revolver figure by Fansproject derived from Roadbuster. Made by "JS Industries", this replaces the armor units Fansproject provided with a set of recolors, and attempts to expand on their functionality. Seen here in an extremely awkward "drone" mode, it will break down in to weapons and armor for a Revolver figure. Click through to see all the photos.
While security has reportedly increased around the Hasbro exhibit at the Toy Fair event taking place in Germany this week following the leaked partial images of Devastator, we've been fortunate enough to receive first-hand reports from a person who attended the show. The information was spread over multiple posts and pages of a TFW thread, so we've collected and condensed it for quick reading. Click through and check it out!
Planet X has updated their Facebook page with photos of a color sample of the upcoming PX-04 Summanus, a Fall of Cybertron version of Snarl! With a sword very similar to FoC Grimlock's and what appears to be a Scatter Blaster, Summanus is looking really good! Planet X says that this isn't the final production version, so we'll be sure to keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, keep reading to see the photos!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We discuss the Titan Class Combiner Wars Devastator leak, the Hasbro Gobots trademark filing, new Combiner Wars figures, The Maketoys Re:Master Series, the Hasbro Combiner Wars fan designed figure, more on Takaras Superion, the possible reveal of the Botcon 2015 boxset and way, way, way more! Theres tons of news to analyze on this weeks Radio Free Cybertron!
An individual who reports attending Nuremberg Toy Fair today has come forward with their account of some of the design details for Generations Devastator. The report offers details not seen in the first surreptitious photo that have since been confirmed with newer telephotography, but as the individual has chosen to remain anonymous we won't quite say yet that everything should be considered fully accurate. However, there's some interesting tidbits, and like most Devastator news it's sure to ignite people's imaginations! Click through to check it out.
Now that all of the interesting things have been leaked or otherwise shown one way or another, it's time to get in to the rest of the third Figure Subscription Service, starting with Nacelle. Once again dragging the Classics Seeker mold out of bed, Nacelle uses the unique parts created for Botcon 2007's Thrust and applies what must be an alarming amount of paint to emulate a never-produced deco from a catalog image featuring the G1 mold. Click through to check that out, and remember this batch has another of this mold in it...
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has posted his video review of Battle Changers Optimus Prime! Chuck reports that Prime is fun, but some parts may pop off in transformation- which is certainly what happened when Grimlock kept transforming poor Bumblebee in the spot we posted earlier. Keep reading to watch!
With our first illicit look at Generations Titan Class Combiner Wars Devastator (henceforth referred to as "Devastator") from Germany's Toy Fair in Nuremberg, we can see just enough to find that, hey, it sure looks like Devastator! But the question remains that has long been burning at everyone more than anything else - how tall is it going to be? We've figured out the answer, so keep reading to find out!
eBayer Lena81822 is at it again, this time posting auctions for Hellwarp's wavemate, Cloud Roadbuster! A recolor of Generations Roadbuster made to resemble Super Link Roadbuster, AKA Energon Ironhide, the figure's looking pretty good! Keep reading to see about a dozen photos!