On their Facebook page, Voodoo Robots has posted a few new photos showing that their Ratchet-derived figure Salus is close to being ready to head out for sale. While the images note final colors may vary still, it has a very complete looking deco and is presenting quite a bit more strongly than the testshots seen at Botcon this summer. Keep reading to check it out!
It is truly the age of combiners, as now to balance the scales tipping towards the various Devastators, we have a new player turning up to give Menasor a shot. TransFormMission has posted prototype photos of Breakdown and Wildrider, showing them in robot forms in some detail, and vehicle forms in various groupings. They also provided a size comparison to Masterpiece Sideswipe to give a sense of the intended scale. A largely greyed over diagram of their intended Menasor was posted as well, which we've enhanced for better visibility. Click through to see it all!
Mastermind Creations has posted photos of a black and purple redeco of their main five Feral rex figures to their Facebook page, announcing them as an exclusive set to be sold at STGCC, the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention, taking place on September 12 and 13. No pricing is mentioned currently, but between the original prices and being a limited run exclusive, we can start to image. As far as distribution outside the convention, it will likely depend on what stock is left afterward. Keep reading to check out the photos.
Thanks to a whole slew of updated listings on Amazon Japan we've got good looks at several products due for release in the near future, some of which we're seeing for the first time. Included among these is Bumblebee Supreme Mode, featuring an armored robot form, Battle Grimlock, retooled from the Fall of Cybertron Voyager, and a QTF Halloween-themed Hello Kitty using the Optimus Prime base body. There's plenty more to see, so click through for mirrored images!
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Third party Transformers news for the week ending August 29th, 2015.
Includes the latest news from FansProject, Gigapower, Keith's Fantasy Club, Mastermind Creations, Play With This Too, Reprolabels, Toyworld, Transformission, Voodoo Robots and X-Transbots.
Screen shot this week is the android police from the 1979 film THX 1138.
Get your views in on the Transformers movies listed on Netflix as they will be removed from the listing at the end of September. Transformers: Age of Extinction and a number of other films such as the Hunger Games, World War Z that are part of the Epix distribution deal, have not been renewed at this time. We've been here before, where the deal was done only to be re-done at the zero-hour. Read on to see the quote from Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
BBTS have let us know they have posted an order listing for the MP-11T Masterpiece Thundercracker from Takara Tomy. Here is the next in the line of what will likely be the whole Seeker line in the Masterpiece scale line. The figure is listed for shipping in December of this year at a price of $199 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com. Read on to see the images for the full details on the MP-11T Masterpiece Thundercracker figure in robot and jet modes.
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See, this is what happens when you leave a giant copper dinosaur outside for too long: it turns green. Photos have appeared on Weibo showing a Robots In Disguise edition of last year's outsized Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure. It's pretty easy to tell from the photos that it's the Age of Extinction toy in RID colors. Maybe the electronics will gain some Khary Payton voice clips? No way to know yet, but keep reading to have a better look at the toy for now!
In a reveal taking cues from the iconic G1 comic panel by Geoff Senior, the Transformers Collector's Club revealed the combined form of the Mayhem Attack Squad: Thunder Maximus! While Thunderwing was never a part of the original roster(s) of the Mayhem Attack Squad, neither did the Wreckers become a combiner with Emirate Xaaron's head - so thematically, it fits pretty well with Generations Ruination! Keep reading to see the image.
Alfes has also posted a photo review of Adventure Override, the recolor of Legends Groove. Based on the Triggerbot, but sadly lacking any included guns. Though Alfes makes the best of the situation in borrowing some! The photos show Override compared to Generations Groove, as well as connected to Defensor. Once again, we've mirrored a few of the photos, but there's plenty more at the original post, so keep reading to see the photos and the link back to the blog!
Alfes2010 has posted up a new gallery showing off TAV-25 Runabout, the TakaraTomy release of the Legends Blackjack mold. Along with comparisons to Blackjack and Rodimus, Alfes also points out the greater similarity Runabout has to G1 Menasor's chestplate car. We also get a good look at the paint apps giving the visor head separate eyes, which has not been clearly shown previously. We've mirrored a selection of photos, but there's lots more to see at the original blog post, so click through to have a look and get the link!
We recently reported on some good news regarding Unite Warriors Menasor, where the side-to-side hip ratchets on Motormaster had been modified to give the toy its correctly intended stance and movement range. The news gets better, because via multiple reports we've determined this same change has made it to the production of Battle Core Optimus. Thanks to payres on TFW, we have a couple photos demonstrating the new and improved leg positioning. We've got them mirrored, so keep reading to have a look!
This is a question we've seen pop up a bit since the revised reveal of Impactor this morning: What's the point of giving the toy that can't hand-hold any accessories a pile of extra handheld gear? And why Arcee's accessories specifically when there's Construct-Bots, Arms Microns, and even Japanese Transformers Go! accessories potentially on the table? We can't be entirely certain, but we can see a little bit of logic that lets us make educated guesses. Keep reading to learn what we've put together.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: I Can't Believe It's Not Cliffjumper! Takara-Tomy announces MP-21R Red Bumblebee! Also new information on Transformers Devastation, new third party Headmasters from Fansproject and that strange Hasbro fan survey! All that and more on Radio Free Cybertron 432!
The Transformers Game Facebook page has added the character trailer for Sideswipe today, following from the posting of the bio sheet and concept art pieces earlier this week. The video follows the usual format we expect now, cycling through Sideswipe's moveset as a car and robot, as well as giving an extended look at the "elevator" stage, fighting a group of Insecticons. You always get to hear a bit of the voice performance ...for better or worse. We've got screencaps, plus the embedded video, so click through to check it all out.
Newsarama has brought us another early look at the preview for next week's Transformers comic. More Than Meets The Eye issue 44 will be hitting shops next Wednesday, after a slight delay - this was to be the August issue, remember. But better slightly late than not at all. Meanwhile, just as with the iTunes preview we'll warn that this preview contains perhaps more spoilers than usual, so keep that in mind before proceeding! Click through to read the preview pages and be back here early next week for the review.
Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron's Melllvarr, we've got our first look at the next figure shipping from TFSS 3. Coming to subscriber mailboxes is Tarantulas, using the Generations Junkion mold and accompanied by a pair of Arms Microns. Alas, Melllvarr's copy of the figure, among the first to be shown in hand, features a prominent QC defect in missing one of the chest guns, so remember to always inspect carefully each figure you receive! We've got two photos, so click through and take a look.