TFW2005 user SidneyY has posted a translated interview with TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki, who talks at length about the decisions that went into Superion and why Takara's version has different deco and has reintroduced Slingshot to the team. He also talks about the Japanese Legends line and his hope to create new products for it now that all of Generations will be shunted into Unite Warriors. And of course he talks about MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber, and how it was engineered to use as little paint as possible to avoid chipping on the complex toy. Keep reading for an excerpt and then check out the full interview at 2005!
Twitter user @tsukumo_TF decided to help Legends Huffer not feel so left out while his wavemate Blackjack was being a chest decoration for Motormaster. With some simple fanmoding, Huffer can now take position on Ultra Prime, and looks really nice doing so! This works the same way as early pictures showed Thundercracker, by grasping the pegs on Ultra Prime's chest. The same caution may apply though: Mind how you fit Huffer on there or risk the hands breaking. Click through to check out the photos!
Following the Combiner Wars reveal from Greece, Hasbro Canada has unleashed some new official Images of the Transformers Robots in Disguise Hero Mashers Optimus Prime, Strongarm, and Clampdown action figures. As we saw at Toy Fair last month, the Hero Mashers line is taking on characters from the RID series. Read on to see all the images for more details on these toys.
Hasbro's Greek website has posted official images for upcoming Combiner Wars figures! We've got Voyagers Hot Spot and Cyclonus plus Legends Groove, Viper, and Warpath. While no new photos of Defensor or Galvatronus are shown, these are probably the best look we've gotten at the third wave of Combiner Wars so far. Keep reading to see!
Seibertron user Bounti76 has located Generations Brainstorm at TJ Maxx! The discount store chanin is charging $15.99 for the figure, which is not only pretty reasonable but makes it fairly likely that you'll soon be able to find it at the Ross discount chain for a dollar or two less. Keep reading for the photographic proof!
Kids Logic has posted images to their Facebook page featuring the next series of Kids Nation small-scale super deformed-style figures. Included in this assortment are Megatron, Smokescreen, Jazz, Wheeljack, and Ironhide- with a special gold-colored Megatron listed as "Extra." Release date is still vague - 2nd Quarter 2015 - but for now keep reading to see all the photos!
Chuckdawg has posted a new video for the final Hasbro Aerialbot just starting to get in to distribution with the rest of wave 2. Air Raid is a heavy reworking of Skydive, and the video shows the new elements of the toy in both modes, as well as finally showing a fully assembled Superion. But apart from a fully joking segment near the start, the contents of the included comic are not disclosed, so it will remain a mystery a while longer what this wave is packed with. Click through for the embedded video!
With a new crossover event getting ready to kick off, marked with the return of Windblade's self-titled series, John Barber and Mairghread Scott have been taking the chance to talk about the motivations and situations that have brought the story to this point and what we can expect going in to it. Today two interviews went up on Comic Book Resources and Women Write About Comics, and between them there's a lot to find out about what the next three months worth of stories and beyond have in store. Read on for excerpts and links back to the interviews!
Transformers artist Alex Milne has been gracious enough to share some preview images from the pending More Than Meets The Eye #38 comic that is coming out next week. Get a look at first three pages of the line-art now for a look at whats to come. Check back for a color preview and full review of this comic book, right here next Tuesday. Read on to see the images and more details now.
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Multiple news sources are confirming that Leonard Nimoy, best known as Star Trek's Mr. Spock but also a repeated presence in Transformers media, has died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. An actor, director, photographer, and much more, Mr. Nimoy was in all things he chose to do an artist, first and foremost, who gave his work the attention and forethought it deserved. He will be missed, and the thoughts of the TFormers staff go out to Mr. Nimoy's family.
TakaraTomy is offering a Transformers Adventure Special DVD with a purchase and registration of the TF Adventure app! If the mechanical translation isn't steering us wrong, every purchase at the AEON toy store between now and 3/21 will - when combined with registering the app at point of sale - net you the Special DVD via mail, which looks to be offering a first look at the Adventure series - which is the Japanese name for Robots In Disguise. Translation sites are not exactly legendary for their accuracy, so take this one with a grain of salt for now- but keep reading to see the disc and a link to the original offer!
The website Women Write About Comics has posted an audio interview with James Roberts, talking about various facets of his work on More Than Meets The Eye
and some of the relations of his ideas to the larger IDW continuity. While it's very general discussion, there's a lot of interesting information dropped through the course of the interview from the whole run of MTMTE. It's definitely worth a listen, so click through for a link to the original article.
Following a long buildup of concept drawings, design art, computer renders and 3D printed prototypes, Play With This Too has finally launched their Kickstarter campaign to begin production of their action figure line. Between homages to Transformers, He-Man and other classic properties and artist-original material all built around a flexible base design, Play With This Too can have something for everyone upon successful funding of their project. Head on over to their Kickstarter and check out what they have to offer by clicking here
Marking the return of a name long lost to the franchise, Motormaster has been what many were waiting for: An option for the non-Silverbolt Voyager mold that wasn't Optimus Prime. The status as the core of Menasor may be a driving factor in any general preference of one instance of the figure over another, but as it turns out there's still a lot to offer here even for people who already bought Optimus. Continue to the review!
Thanks to TFSource who have dropped a preview image of the MakeToys RE:Master series - RM-03 Hellfire figure. Get a look at the line-art for the figure coming our way that should get a few of you excited with a tip of the hat to the G1 Inferno character. Read on the see the image for the teaser on RM-03 Hellfire
The Facebook group Cybertron Phillipines has posted an image of the Triple Changers set showing the G1 Blitzwing and Astrotrain molds with new decos. Blitzwing's purple now skews far more magenta, and Astrotrain has grown some large patches of bright red. You'd be tempted to write these off as early test shots in random plastic colors... except there they are on the boxart in the same color schemes. It'll definitely be interesting to see more pictures of these two, but for now keep reading to see what we've got!