Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron for cooking up this Optimus Prime turkey bot that has been dubbed "Gobtimus Prime." We hope that every one of our readers and listeners will have a great holiday and eat lots of bot parts this year. Enjoy!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Firsthand thoughts on every Power of the Primes figure out so far! Street Fighter X Transformers may be the single greatest Transformers idea ever. Mattel rebuffs Hasbro, so I guess we're not getting a Transformers Battle Cat anytime soon. We share our thoughts on Titans Return Episode 3! Plus: new photos of Masterpiece Dinobot, MP39 Sunstreaker, Voyager Class Power of the Primes Starscream, Perfect Beast Mega Doragon, and way, way more!
An unsourced anonymous image board post has provided something a bit interesting to look at: Power of The Primes Rodimus Prime broken down to its individual units showing a new perspective of how the full Leader Class toy comes together. As shown we can see the Hot Rod robot, plus the transformed state of the trailer that forms most of the Rodimus body, along with the Rodimus arms, which detach between forms. Of note which may not have been clear before, the Matrix chamber is located within the Rodimus Prime specific body portions rather than as part of Hot Rod directly. Keep reading to see the photo.
FansToys has shared some brand new photos of Rouge, their upcoming release based on Arcee at the Masterpiece scale. We now get to see Rouge in full color and alongside other unofficial season 3 character figures. The styling of the robot diverges in some minor respects from the media source material, but at the same time, this unofficial take on Arcee does have a structurally complete vehicle form. We've got the promo photos mirrored below, so click through and take a look!
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Via one of the usual Weibo suspects, we have a first look at the front and back panels of what will in the near future be the packaging for Masterpiece Barricade, joining the Movie Masterpiece lineup as MPM-5. These images are likely taken from original print files, and as such represent the current stage of production this toy might be at. The images themselves only contain stock images the likes of which we've seen already, and no new information seems to be contained within. Check them out below!
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For those of you who like to do your shopping online, we have good news. TFsource have just let us know they have opened pre-orders for the initial waves of the Transformers Power of the Primes action figures inlcuding the Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxe, and Voyager class toys. See the available listings now at TFsource.
I don't think Jazz was really done any favors by having to become a combiner limb in the latest interpretation, though for the most part the execution of that feature in the toy went just fine. But there are some engineering problems, joint tolerance issues, and more really detracting from this toy. Which is a shame given how I really like where the vehicle mode went and I so wish I could feel the same about most of the rest of it. To find out all the details, click here to watch our review of Power of The Primes Jazz!
Loopaza Megastore has posted new Figure-Oh ("Figure King") scans to Facebook! The MP-41 Dinobot hype continues - and continues to look largely deserved. The metallic blue on the figure is especially nice, and we get a larger copy of the pictures lining Dinobot up with the initial Maximal cast in both modes! Keep reading to see.
Japanese retailer HobbySearch has posted in-package images of the impending November TakaraTomy Legends Series releases: Sixshot, Doublecross, Misfire, and Broadside are all due within the next week or so - and the two Deluxes from this assortment are receiving new Japan-exclusive Targetmaster partners! Keep reading for details.
Looks like the Autobot leader will be joining this year's Hallamark holiday tree ornaments offering this year. We knew about the Soundwave and Last Knight Hot Rod, but the addition of the Generation 1 styled Optimus Prime is a little bit of a surprise, literally. As this one seem to be scaled down a bit from the previous edition.
Following the big announcement from TakaraTomy. USA pre-orders are now up with pricing and preorder information on this legendary mash-up are confirmed! Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Street Fighter, these remold/recolored figures exclusive to Takara Tomy mall.
Surprisingly, even as most online retailers were beginning to just accept preorders for Power of The Primes wave 1, Hasbro Toy Shop has managed to get the first Prime Master assortment in stock, consisting of Micronus with Cloudburst Decoy Suit, Liege Maximo with Skullgrin Decoy Suit, and Vector Prime with Metalhawk Decoy Suit. Keep reading for product links.
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has let us know they've just launched preorder for the newest Transformers generations lineup, Power of The Primes, including Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxes, and Voyager assortments from Wave 1. Individual figures are priced starting at $7.99 for Prime Masters to $34.99 for Voyagers. Keep reading for full listings.
One of the wackiest pieces of licensed crossover merchandise lately, we've got high quality images to share now of the Street Fighter II x Transformers two packs that were revealed to us through various magazine images on Tuesday. We have better photos of the figures, and news of another preorder goal campaign - though this one feels a bit less impressive than the prospect of the special pretender shell Grand Maximus would have gained. Keep reading for details and all the photos!
Perfect Effect has revealed the prototype for their next Perfect Beast release. Mega Doragon is based on Transmetal 2 Megatron, reimagined in a more purpley-mechanical style than the cyborg-like original Beast Wars design. Mega Doragon is equal height to Beast Gorira, and taking the dragon wings in account, probably beats it for overall mass. We don't get a good direct look at the head, but from what's visible the face sculpt seems to capture Megatron pretty well, which will surely be an important consideration for potential buyers. We have the images mirrored below, click through and take a look!