That special time of year is quickly approaching again. Toy Fair 2016 is happening as always in New York, beginning with Hasbro's fan media event on Saturday, February 13th. But with everything Hasbro has already shown us via NYCC and a special conference call in November, what is there to be revealed next month? How much more could there be for us to see that hasn't already been shown to us, especially since Combiner Wars is now shifting to the sidelines and Titans Return hasn't even begun yet? Keep reading to find out some of what we think we might see newly revealed!
Toys Alliance has posted a new image to their Facebook page announcing Mega Action Series MAS-01 Optimus Prime! A large, non-transforming figure, this Optimus Prime is articulated and will feature light-up features. An image is available giving a brief glimpse of the grayscale prototype, but a really great look at an illustration by the artist of the IDW book formerly known as Robots In Disguise, Andrew Griffith! Keep reading to see.
Maz of TFSquareOne has posted photos sent to him of a test shot of MP-25 Tracks. This in and of itself isn't too noteworthy - except that it has a new head with an unproduced toy-style faceplate! What does it mean? Is this toy of the unproduced past or the yet to be produced future? Well, Maz has a few ideas about that - keep reading for an excerpt from his post, photos, and a link to the full article!
ESCAPE FROM PRIMUS! With Earth no more, the G.I. Joe team battles to make Cybertron their new homebut Megatron has something to say about that. Hint: its no, Im not going to let you do that. Plus: the secret history of Duke!
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In these final hours before everything gets revealed for real and officially, those holding on to early access materials are scrambling to get everything out while relevance still exists. Thus we have a look tonight at the full color, uncropped, normal resolution packaging art for Alpha Trion. This figure is believed to be a Voyager, and speculated by our own RAC to perhaps be a heavy Galvatron retool. If this shows up in New York tomorrow, we may get a concrete answer to at least that question! Keeo reading to take a look, and watch us all day tomorrow for ongoing Toy Fair coverage!
Shortly after author James Roberts verified the publication date on Twitter as February 24th, iTunes has followed up with the customary short preview for the issue. This preview, said to be pages 4, 5, & 6 does contain small spoilers for the prior issue or two, but otherwise seems to thankfully reveal little of issue 50 itself in what we see. As usual we'll have the first review of this issue here for you in a little under two weeks. Meanwhile if spoilers do not frighten you and you want a quick peek at what's to come, click through and check it out!
The first two figures in the new S.H.Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lineup is the leader Leonardo and his brother Donatello. Modeled after their look in the original television series, these figures feature the poseability of Figuarts with the strategic use of die-cast material for realism. They each come with interchangeable hands, head and a belt. Leonardo includes his katanas and manhole covers, and Donatello includes his bo-staff and pizza. $62.99 each
Thanks again to zmultiplier on weibo who has shared more new images of Titans Return Astrotrain, the Transformers Triple Changer. These images show the entire figure full color the robot mode along with what looks like comic art. The figure will be based on the Titans Return Sentinel Prime Voyager class figure featuring a new Titan Master head. Read on to see the Titans Return Astrotrain Images below.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending February 7th, 2016.
Includes the latest news from BadCube, Beelzeboss Studio, FansProject, GCI Toys, Generation Toy, Garatron, Heerotoysmaker, Maketoys, Perfect Effect, Toyworld and X-Transbots.
Hasbro has shared an image of Power Surge Optimus Prime (known in the Transformers Adventure line as Hypersurge Optimus) with the website Businesswire. Pricing details are currently unknown, but the figure, with its energy wings and chestplate Mini-Con will ship in the fall of this year. Keep reading for more info and a photo!
Bloomberg has posted an article confirming the release dates for the next three Transformers movies! All three movies are scheduled for June releases in their respective years, with TF5 hitting next year and TF6 in 2019, with an as-yet unnamed Bumblebee spinoff scheduled for the June in-between in 2018. Keep reading for more info!
Ender has shared with us a photo of his recent find from a Chicago Target: the Sky Reign wave of Generations Deluxes! The second "Random G1 Dudes From 1984-5 As Robot Limbs" wave includes Smokescreen, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack, and Hound - and they seem to be hitting a lot of US stores this week, so happy hunting to all! Keep reading for the photographic proof!
Hasbro Pulse has posted the package art for the first wave of Titans Return Deluxes, revealing for the first time the full lineup: Hardhead, Blurr, Scourge, and Skullcruncher(who is given his proper name)! Also included is a short interview with package artist Ken Christiansen, who discusses his artistic influences and his favorite of the four. Keep reading to see!
TFW2005 has published an extensive report on Hasbro's Investor & Press Day event for Toy Fair 2016! Among the things you'll find inside are a release date for Transformers 5, details on Transformers 6 and the spinoff movie, new details on Machinima's Combiner Wars animation, the first official photo of Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus, and more! Keep reading to see it all.
ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1312
Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Gong Hei Fat Choi!
1. New Stickers Wave 2 Available!
All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER WARS STRICKER PER ORDER!
Following that full art leak, we now have the full version of the picture that started us down the road of the Computron box set, the mockup photo featuring all the involved molds, albeit just in existing decos. But from this we can finally say with certainty that Lightspeed will be from the Dead End mold family, represented here by Smokescreen, as there had been question up to now which car mold would be used. Be sure to keep an eye on our Toy Fair coverage right here on Saturday when we're likely to get an official look at a complete sample of this set. Keep reading to check out the mockup.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We talk about all the news leading up to Toy Fair 2016 including the recent Brainstorm, Astrotrain and Computron leaks. We also talk about the upcoming Transformers RTS for iOS and Android titled "Earth Wars." Will this be Clash of Clans but with Transformers? We also talk about the upcoming Transformers Club reveals including Subscription Service 5.0. All that and some speculation about the Hasbro and Mattel rumors on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!