In a recent interview with MTV, Mark Wahlberg was asked whether his time with the Transformers movie franchise had concluded. Wahlberg announced he had committed to making additional films in the series, and went on to reference "Mr. Bay" when vaguely alluding to going back to work. We can expect to see a return of Cade Yeager, but whether this also indicates Michael Bay has (again) agreed to direct after saying he was moving on or if Wahlberg is simply misinformed about the current state of affairs remains to be seen. Click through and watch the embedded video!
Play With This Too has been busy this week with reveals on the latest episode of the TFYLP podcast and on their Facebook page with Play With This Toosday.
The TFYLP podcast interviewed Rik Alvarez about his latest Head Shots, three action figure heads by former Hasbro sculptor Mark Wong. These three heads are called Bruiser, Tark and Secton, and match well with some of the bodies they ave already announced.
This is a Transformers concept by Andrew Mercer who started working on this concept back in 2011. Knowing that 2014 was the 30th anniversary year, he thought this line would be a cool way to celebrate the rich history of the brand. Figures that could reformat between different Generations in the same way they could Transform from robot to vehicle. Transformat = Reformat + Transform.
Toy Soul 2014 is happening now in Hong Kong, and we've gotten a few new pictures of Transformers-related products! Toy-people.com has images of 3A's super-detailed Movie Bumblebee figure, as well as a poseable Age of Exinction Grimlock and SD G1 Bumblebee both from Kids Logic. Keep reading to see the photos, and check back over the weekend to see what else turns up at Toy Soul!
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Chuckdawg1999 has gotten Combiner Wars Legends Wave 1, and has posted a video review for the whole wave! In addition to the recolors Windcharger and Thundercracker, new figures Bombshell and Powerglide are here as well. Chuck says the new figures are best in wave- fortunate, since everybody would want Powerglide even if he was bad. Keep reading to see!
HasbroToyShop has sent out an email announcing a free shipping code good all day today! In honor of National Free Shipping Day, using the code FreeShip2014 will get you free standard shipping on any order! On top of which, Hasbro has pledged to donate a toy or game to Toys For Tots for every HTS order it receives this holiday season. With new figures coming in stock everywhere, will we luck into free shipping on Combiner Wars today? It remains to be seen, but keep reading for more details!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: A flurry of new toys are hitting shelves this week from Chromia and Arcee, to a little thing called Combiner Wars! The guys share their excitement and financial horror about this line shipping just a week before Christmas. Also on the show we have a discussion about the demise of Transformers Universe, new Platinum Edition Insecticons and Coneheads, as well as This week in History (the 30th anniversary of Heavy Metal War, check out our reviewhere to learn out how you can help!
TakaraTomy's official Twitter has uploaded another batch of photos of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus! Tonight they want to show you just what he's made of, and by that I mean how much metal is in his body. With an unpainted testshot figure showing the diecast components and a digital scale revealing its weight at just shy of a kilogram, MP Magnus is one massive figure! Click through and check out the pictures.
Meteor Operation has presented us with several photos of a new third party product. Well known accessory maker Dr. Wu has branched off and formed Dr. Q, which for the moment seems to be engaging in making SD-style figures of Transformers characters. The first example is an Optimus and Grimlock based on the G1 designs, but made for Optimus to ride Grimlock as in the movies. We don't have any release information yet, but for now you can keep reading to check out the photos!
User Chobedear has posted photos of the packaging for Year of The Goat Optimus prime, the gold and colorless-clear plastic edition of G2 Laser Prime. Chobedear is also the original source for the Platinum Insecticon set, and has provided some new information. These are both available in Singapore right now, with the Insecticons running the equivalent of about US$100 and Optimus is $155. Let's hope when these eventually reach a retailer in the US, it's at a much lower price! Keep reading to see the new pictures.
Revealed at Botcon this past summer, there's been much curiosity and concern over the whereabouts of Leader Class Generations Megatron who's had no new press since. Robot Kingdom has come to the rescue however, offering up preorders for the first 2015 Leader assortment featuring Megatron and its retool as Armada Megatron, offering availability in early 2015. Also listed is a solid case of Leader Thundercracker coming in April. You can check out both listings after the cut!
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE PREMIUM SCALE 15" FIGURE
Bumblebee is fully posable with over 65 points of articulation, including fingers, and comes with interchange right arm and light-up cannon. This figure is listed at $379.99, $10 off MSRP.
FT-04T / FT-04X SCORIA - IRON DIBOTS NO. 1
The FT-04T paint best matches the vintage toy color scheme while the FT-04X paint complements the MP-08X. FT-04T is listed at $199.99 and FT-04X at $224.99.
Via an anonymous source, we have packaged photos of a Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons. These toys were reissued several years ago exclusively at Toys R Us - largely featuring replacement names due to trademarking issues, something this set corrects. We have no information on pricing or intended time of release, however there's a cross-sell on the box that shows the "Seeker Squadron" of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. Click through for the photos, and keep watch for future updates on these sets!
Just in via Ebay seller Buymarket we have new images of the Dream Tomica Nemesis Prime and Bumblebee Diecast Toy Cars from the Tranformers 4 Age of Extinction / Lost Age movie. Get a look at both of the matchbox style cars in and out of the box with close-ups on the detailing.
PaxCybertron has posted images of Legends Windcharger to Twitter! A remold of Generations Tailgate, Windcharger is looking good and lacks the hood-chest inaccuracy of the otherwise-great Reveal The Shield Scout-class toy. Keep reading to see the new Windcharger for yourself!
HK-TF user Sam Chan has posted an image of Combiner Wars Superion standing next to MasterMind Creations' FeralRex, their take on G1 Predaking. While FeralRex does have some height on Superion, it's not very much. So far, Combiner Wars Superion is stacking up to third-party combiners pretty well in terms of size and looks. Keep reading to see the photos and judge for yourselves!
Just out are the cover previews and solicitations for the IDW Transformers titles shipping this coming March. The month will see the long-awaited start of the Combiner Wars, marked by the return of Windblade in her second miniseries which will tie in with the main Transformers title to tell the Combiner Wars story. We've also got More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers vs GI Joe, and the first volume Spotlight Omnibus. Keep reading to check out all the upcoming releases! UPDATED with remaining summaries.
Amazon Canada has listed two upcoming trades for the IDW Transformers titles. First up is the 7th collected volume of More Than Meets The Eye, which should cover issues 34 through 38 of the fan favorite comic book series and its Days Of Deception storyline. Along with that is the collected edition of Angry Birds Transformers, the tie in comic for the crossover mobile device game. Both books are scheduled for release in May of 2015.