MakeToys has announced via Twitter that after negotiations with retailers, their Galaxy Meteor figure will be released after all! The way they made it work: a price reduction to $99.99, which just makes it even better. MakeToys thanked all its fans for their support and love - and we certainly hope to see sales for Galaxy Meteor reflect the passion that people had for getting it made. Fingers crossed, but in the meantime, keep reading for more info!
We reported earlier on TakaraTomy's release of Cogman being postponed with no projected new release date, but today we've also learned a little more about the (probably largely theoretical) North American Hasbro release of the figure. Entertainment Earth has posted the case loadout for Deluxe Wave 4, and it's not very good news. As expected, Cogman is the only new figure is the wave, but what it ships with should be cause for concern. Keep reading to find out what you can expect.
Previews World has posted the latest order sheets, giving us not only our first look at the regular comic titles heading to shops in December, but also three collected volumes that'll be coming along in January. Our regular entries include Lost Light
13 and Optimus Prime
14, joined by the highly anticipated Till All Are One Annual 2017
, plus the new miniseries Transformers vs Visionaries
launches! You can find full solicits and cover preview for most of these titles below.
to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 9/20/2017!
Returning home from his on-location coverage of the Bumblebee movie production location in Santa Cruz, our own BaCon discovered the entry signs for a second site just north of the city. He describes it as going up a remote mountain road toward the redwood forest, and he saw riding horses being brought in, though as one would expect, access beyond the security gate was not possible. We've got a photo of the entryway below, and we'll be keeping an eye out for more from this area!
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LAIKA, the animation studio of Bumblebee
director Travis Knight
, has posted an image of Knight from the set of the film! He's leaning on the hood of a heavily-modified 1971 Plymouth GTX that can be seen to have a Decepticon emblem on its hood medallion. The identity of this character is not known at present, but we'll likely find out more as we closer to the release of the film next year. Keep reading for the photo!
The miserable distribution of the Deluxe pricepoint of Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition has probably left you feeling little hope of seeing the tail-end new mold Cogman available for purchase in a store or online without buying a case assortment of things you might already have - or simply don't want
- along with it. The TakaraTomy release of the figure, solicited for the end of October then seemed like a good safety net, provided you were able to get a preorder while they were available. Unfortunately it seems that wasn't so secure of a backup plan either. Keep reading to find out more.
Writer James Roberts
has revealed that More Than Meets The Eye
artist Alex Milne
will be making his return with Lost Light
#13! It's a standalone issue, Roberts reports on Twitter, but also promised that Milne would later be returning for a longer run. Excellent news to be sure! Keep reading to see the tweets, along with a cover for issue #13!
Thanks to Paramount Pictures, RAC has received a Blu-Ray Combo Pack copy of Transformers: The Last Knight
for review, in advance of its September 26th release date! Join him as he goes over the specifics of the set and its Special Features... with an extended aside about the film itself. Keep reading for the full review!
HasbroToyShop now has all the HasCon exclusives up for sale! "First Sale" Titans Return
Arcee with Leinad and Power Bank Optimus Prime are both up for grabs and in stock as of this writing! SDCC Exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime is even back in stock - but don't expect that to stay the case for long. Keep reading for a link!
The effort to promote the home video release of Transformers: The Last Knight
continues as Syfy Wire has been given several pieces of design and concept art from the movie to share. Aside from one "samurai knight" robot design, this mostly concerns location design - and the concept of Megatron negotiating with the US government for the release of several captured Decepticons. There's some nice looking pieces in this small collection, especially the planet shots. You can see them all for yourself in the gallery below!
Vallejo Times-Herald is reporting that the film crew currently working on Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
accidentally destroyed a well known mural, present in downtown Vallejo, California since 2012. According to the story, Paramount acknowledges the error, attributed to a failure of communication, and representatives have promised to pay for the replacement of the art. The mayor of Vallejo spoke positively of Paramount's response since they learned of the importance of the art to the community. Click through to read more about the situation.
Twitter user @miiakira2017
has posted some concept art from the early days of Transformers! How early, you may ask? In some cases, Diaclone
early! The images are primarily of an early version of Metroplex who was of a much stockier, more Grandus-like build in this stage of development. Also, a base mode for Optimus Prime/Battle Convoy's cab, and an Autobot symbol carry case that would have turned into a base of its own! Keep reading to see the images!
It was a while ago that we saw a CG render teaser for a redeco of one of Fans Hobby's unofficial MP-style Monsterbots done up to resemble Beast Wars Megatron. That plan has come to fruition finally with the announcement of MB-03A The Red Dragon, retooled and featuring accessories all drawing inspiration straight from the Botcon 2016 TM3 Megatron exclusive. The Red Dragon is going to be an exclusive at the Shanghai 9th SGC, limited to 300 units which is bound to make this an extra challenge to obtain. We have several photos from Fans Hobby's Twitter and from Aludardlee, keep reading to see them!
Two weeks ago we brought you news of Toys R Us looking at options to address debts coming due at the start of the new year. Today we have a followup, as Bloomberg reports the retailer is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This sounds alarming, but is not an automatic death sentence, and this act could allow the toy store to continue operations for several years - ideally enough to get out from under its debts. Reportedly some suppliers had pre-emptively reduced shipments to Toys R Us, but at last word, Hasbro was maintaining normal business, so Transformers availability should continue as usual for the time being. Click through for a link to the original article.