Thanks to the Toy People blog, we've been treated to some nice photography of a few pieces from Titans Return wave 4. Legends Brawn and Roadburn are shown off well, including a meeting between Titan Master and slightly larger Brawn. The real star however is Sky Shadow, who we get a very good look at across all of its modes, as well as a side by side with Sixshot that seems to show that Sky Shadow is taller than everyone's favorite Ninja Consultant. You can find mirrored photos in the gallery below with a link to the original blog article. Keep reading to see it all!
Walmart has been undergoing a periodic reset of its toy aisles during the last couple of weeks, resulting among other things in most locations now stocking the 2017 Robots in Disguise "Combiner Force" line. And at one location, special product tags may have given an insight towards otherwise unsolicited future products. The Crash Combiner assortment seems to have listed a set of "DRAGSTR N WILDBREAK", which one could not be blamed for speculating might be Stunticon themed, as RID interpretations of Dragstrip and probably Wildrider. We're likely to see more about this next month at Toy Fair. Keep reading for the full size shelf photo.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Transformers 5 Last Knight is well on its way, as we have tons of toy news this week, including the timeframe to expect Transformers 5 toys! From the Last Knight we talk about SQWEEKS, masterpiece movie Bumblebee, Voyager Optimus Prime and more! Also on the show we discuss the MP38 Masterpiece Optimus Primal reveal and photos, Mastermind Creations' AWESOME Carnifex upgrade kit, the Milan Fall Fashion show and tons more!
Just in from Taobao seller zairj2010, We have a packaged image of a "Movie The Best" MB04 Shockwave from Takara Tomy.
This is one of the four figures that are said to be reissued in the Japan starting in Feburary 4th. Read on to see the images below.
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The R-17CS Continuum Add-On Set is for the R-17 Carnifex figure. This kit includes two 3.5cm tall Millifex and Billifex pilots of the jet and tank that combine to form Carnifex. Millifex and Billifex transform to engines and plug into Carnifex's chest in robot mode. An alternate head and 2 pieces of snap-on chest armor will give Carnifex an updated look. Plug the 6 cannons in to the base mode for enhanced firepower.
There's a new MP Class figure just in from Coolsvile by way of Toy World. This guy looks quite familiar to us as G1 Jazz, but its not official. The scaling, and detail on this figure is one of the best so far with excellent proportions in robot mode. The TW-M05 Coolsville is listed to ship sometime in first quarter of this year, now on preorder at $89.99 USD from BigBadToyStore.com
GENERATIONS CLASSIC LEGION SET - These Classic Legion Class Transformers are tiny at 3 inches tall, but they convert fast from one mode to the other and back, allowing you to enact fierce battles between the Autobots - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee - and the Decepticon sabotage specialist, Starscream! Set of 3 is listed for $12.99 on preorder from bigbadtoystore.com
MP-38 MASTERPIECE OPTIMUS PRIMAL SUPREME COMMANDER - The MP-38 Masterpiece Optimus Primal Supreme Commander is a new sculpt from the MP-32 that transforms from a robot to gorilla! He comes with weapons, faceplates, accessories, and a bonus collector coin. $129.99
Via Facebook, Perfect Effect has announced their "Beast Gorira" project has been unavoidably delayed due to holiday scheduling conflicts. The unofficial take on an updating of Optimal Optimus is now expected to release around March. They've also shared new images of a color production sample, allowing us to see this figure next to Masterpiece Optimus Primal, proving the considerable size of Beast Gorira, looking at least close to being show accurately scaled! The images are mirrored below, click through and check it out!
As reported back in early December, the Power of The Primes voting is getting ready to launch. A placeholder page has already been activated on hasbro.com giving a quick background on the significance of the Matrix of Leadership, along with an outline of the voting process that will take place. The first stage is selecting the contenders, a group of nine who were revealed in the early announcement - Ultra Magnus, Hound, Arcee, Shockwave, Megatron, Star Saber, Thunderwing, the "Unknown Evil" Deathsaurus, and Optimus Primal - with the winners moving on to a final selection poll. Keep reading for a link and to check it all out!
TakaraTomy's Twitter account has shared a pair of photos highlighting the upcoming (relatively speaking) release of Masterpiece Dirge, showing off it as well as the prior two conehead seekers together as a group in robot and vehicle modes. Through less than proper means this isn't exactly the first good look we've had at Dirge with the rest of the set, but this focus does help to show again how the three will work together for display in either form. You can check out the photos mirrored below.
Forums member chuckdawg1999 has shared another review with us, of the the second piece in the initial assortment of Activator Combiners from RID Combiner Force. Bumblebee and Stuntwing perform similarly to the previously seen Strongarm set, gaining a "Stealth Force" style augmented vehicle mode when the Mini-Con is attached, while still having a very basic robot form. You can get a good overview of what this particular set does in the video, which is embedded below.
Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 has the unusual distinction of including five different toys on its first run. While case revisions can lead to this after a certain time has passed, since the start of Combiner Wars, initial assortments have uniformly held four different molds. The new-face recolors Krok and Quake join three new molds to make wave 4 - and surprisingly these recolors are getting just as much attention as the new guys! Chefatron has some early reviews of both of these affording a good chance to look over both figures and see if these need to go on your shopping list for the near future. Keep reading to see both videos!
After Michael Bay introduced Transformers: The Last Knights Sqweeks on Instagram, Hasbro has officially revealed the adorable toy version of the brand new character! This small but mighty Autobot will join the heroic fight to save planet Earth from the Decepticons and their leader Megatron. Fans will be able to control Sqweeks to dance and talk!
The Guardian has posted an article entitled "How We Made Transformers," featuring the recollections of writer Bob Budiansky and TV series editor Bryce Malek. Much of it we've heard before, though Malek provides some new insights. But it's an interesting inside look at how Transformers took shape, and worth reading. Keep reading for excerpts and a link!
Yahoo News has gotten an exclusive first look at the R/C Sqweeks figure coming out this fall! Sqweeks is the new mascot character, a small transforming Vespa who seems to take inspiration from MASK's T-Bob in terms of appearance and Conky from Pee Wee's Playhouse in terms of vocal styling. Keep reading for a video and photos about this previously unknown release!
Bumblebee's okay. He's flawed, but unlike Wheelie most of the flaws don't interfere with the ordinary operation of the toy. With the still-truly-excellent Classics Bumblebee mold out there, though, it's a bit tougher to forgive some of those flaws... Click here to read and watch our review of Bumblebee!