While everyone has attention turned to Defensor at the moment, Hisashi Yuki would like to remind everyone that Superion is due out shortly, and so has posted the first photos of the UW-01 set to Twitter. The box's front flap has really excellent art of Superion and the Aerialbots, and lifts to reveal a window to show off the toys laid out in a flight formation corresponding to their combined mode positions. After all, presentation is everything! Click through and check out the photos.
We have seen several teasers from Machine Boy in the past year, including Omega Supreme, Sky-Lynx and Dai Atlas, but the first of their new line to make it to unpainted plastic test shot is their version of Astrotrain. From the looks of things this will be a MP10 sized version of Astrotrain that is very accurate to the 1980's Transformers TV series in looks.
Autobase Aichi has dug up a new image showing that a Kabaya version of the Seacons will be released somewhere in the near future. These technically will represent the iteration of the Seacons from Masterforce, but they happen to be pretty much identical to the US release Seacons. The only picture of the kits are combined as King Poseidon. And since Masterforce's Seacons were legions of drones apart from Turtler, getting duplicates of most of these wouldn't be a bad thing! Click through to check out the solicitation image.
Hot on the heels of the latest delay in launching preregistration with just over three weeks left until the convention starts, the Fun Pub Video Youtube channel has posted a pair of new videos giving a walkthrough demonstration of the new registration system for both regular attendees and exhibitors. At last report, the earliest registration is expected to possibly go live is now Tuesday, May 26th, following additional complications with bringing the new system online. We have the videos embedded below, so click through to have a look.
Dengeki Hobby has released the first photos of Masterpiece Road Rage, the Diaclone-inspired recolor/retool of Masterpiece Tracks. Getting our first look at Road Rage in her normal and flying car modes, the figure is looking even better than it did with the robot mode shots. Road Rage will be released in October. Click through to check out the pictures!
Tonight we're bringing you a review in video, plus text and photos of the newly released Leader Class Ultra Magnus. As one of the star showing of Toy Fair this year, Magnus has been highly anticipated. Now click through to find out if the toy lives up to the hype in both our video review, and our 60+ photo gallery! Click here to head to the review
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As always, TakaraTomy has posted the new episode of Transformers Adventure - better known as "Robots In Disguise, except in Japanese" - to their YouTube channel! Keep reading to be confused, English speakers!
ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1274
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!
The official BotCon Twitter has posted stating that the registration system is not ready and will not be ready until after the US Memorial Day holiday weekend. This would put registration as likely beginning on Tuesday, May 26th - roughly three weeks before the actual start of the convention. Keep reading for the Tweets.
May Mayhem begins! Hasbro's goal with is to provide collectors of the Transformers Generations line with a robust multi-platform experience, With the combination of amazing new toys and comics from IDW. Fans will be able to get the Exclusive Quickslinger and Break-Neck from online retailers as well as discounts on other Combiner Wars toys, all leading up to the week of May 25th when Transformers Hall of Fame events kick-off. Read on for the official details.
Hisashi Yuki of TakaraTomy continues his role as distributor of preview photos with TAV18 Drift! The Transformers Adventure equivalent of Robots In Disguise Warrior Class Drift, the figure does look pretty nice with the extra paint. Keep reading to see!
User "narrative" of the Chinese-language ACToys forums has posted some new images of Combiner Wars Devastator! This is the standard release verion, with no vac-metal and the cartoon-accurate visored face. Most notable is how puny the massive Combiner Wars Ultra Prime and Menasor figures look next to it. They barely come up to his waist
. Keep reading to see the comparison!
Site sponsors TFSource and Robot Kingdom have put up preorder pages for Platinum Edition Trypticon! Robot Kingdom lists the price as $159.90 US and a ship date of June 23rd, while TFSource lists the figure at $199.99 and a ship date of July. Since Robot Kingdom tends to get things a week or so early and sport prices that are slightly lower before shipping and handling charges, this all seems consistent. Given the ship date, don't be surprised if you see these at BotCon. Read on for preorder links!
By way of Planet Iacon, we have Dengeki Hobby's photos of MP-26 Road Rage in Vehicle Mode! As with previous Transformers renditions of the Diaclone "Red Tracks" design, the flame deco on the hood is entirely intact except for the addition of an Autobot symbol in place of the Corvette Stingray "CS" design. Keep reading for a closer look!
Autobase Aichi has brought our attention to TakaraTomy's preorder pages for Black Convoy and Armada Megatron! Interestingly, while Scourge from the original Robots In Disguise is listed with his original name of "Black Convoy," Megatron is listed as "Armada
Megatron," and not as Micron Legend
Megatron. Either way, at 3500 Yen Scourge will run you less than half what the TFCC version goes for on eBay, and Megatron will be kind of pricy at 7500 Yen. Release is scheduled for June 20th-21st. Keep reading for photos!
Retailers in the United States have begun activating their stock of the special extra Combiner Wars figures Quickslinger and Brake-Neck tonight. While individual policies and performance are varying, we know at least that BigBadToyStore is rationing out their supply with a strict limit, and a staggered release of the figures in to inventory. But given these are appearing at every major and most specialty online stores, they should be relatively plentiful at least in the short term. To find out more, click through for links to our reviews of the figures!
BigBadToyStore has just let us know they're now taking preorders for UW-03 Defensor, the TakaraTomy edition of Combiner Wars Defensor exclusively featuring a Deluxe-size Groove. As this item is a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive in Japan, this is likely to be your best and easiest bet in obtaining this boxed set at a reasonable price. Keep reading for more info and a link to the product page!