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!
Next up in Takaras amazing Masterpiece Series is the MP-25 Tracks! He transforms from Chevrolet Corvette to a great looking screen accurate robot. Both figure and vehicle are in scale with the rest of the Autobot cars and other Masterpiece figures. MP-25 Tracks is listed for $79.99. Pre-order it now at bigbadtoystore.com
MP-25 MASTERPIECE TRACKS - Next up in Takaras amazing Masterpiece Series is the MP-25 Tracks! He transforms from Chevrolet Corvette to a great looking screen accurate robot. Both figure and vehicle are in scale with the rest of the Autobot cars and other Masterpiece figures. MP-25 Tracks is listed for $79.99.
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The Dengeki Hobby website - not to be confused with the TAGHobby news aggregator site, Dengeki Hobby magazine, or TAG Hobby Magazine which doesn't exist - has posted images of QT15 Hound, QT16 Bluestreak, QT17 Tracks, and QT18 Nemesis Prime! It's worth noting that Nemesis Prime is based off of the Movie Optimus Prime QTransformers mold, and perhaps not surprisingly, Movie Prime takes to an evil paintjob very well. Keep reading to see!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We share our spoiler-free thoughts on episodes 1 - 3 of Robots in Disguise! We also discuss the week's news including MP25 Tracks, the new photos of Wave 2 of Combiner Wars, X-Transbots NOT G2 Beachcomber and more! All that plus a new segment from Rob Springer!
The Transformers App updated with the new Fan Built Combiner voting options, and along with it is some supplemental material. Under the category of the new combiner's enemy, Galvatronus is presented as an option and revealed for the first time in a piece of art. The image heavily implies Galvatronus (comprised of an assortment of limbs from other teams) has mental attack or control powers, and otherwise we get to see the Galvatron-derived head and the full chest detailing. Click through to check it out!
The next round of Fan Built Combiner voting has started, and this round you get to help decide the name for the combined form, personality, the designated nemesis from among the Decepticon combiner ranks known so far, and the gender. There's quite an excellent naming option given in the poll choices, while the other categories follow predictable patterns. Read on for a list of all the available options for each category.
Previews have updated their site with listings for the latest Transformers comics and other products that will be shipping Diamond Comics on March 4, 2015. Get the details on Transformers Animated Complete Allspark Almanak, Transformers #38 Days of Decepticon, MTME #38 Days of Decepticon, and more products. Read on for the full details below.
The Caution, Low Sign Youtube channel has posted a pair of videos shot at Toy Fair earlier this month. One features Long Haul, the structural core of Devastator and shows off the toy's articulation followed by a demo of Devastator's arm becoming a missile battery. The second video is another look at Ultra Magnus, starting with the Minimus interaction we've seen, but ending with John Warden commenting about 1/144th scale elements on the toy and how he wants to find ways to incorporate that even more going forward. Click through to check out both embedded videos.
After some unavoidable delays, IDW's Transformers titles are finally catching back up. Originally due this month, we'll have to wait until the first week of March for More Than Meets The Eye 38, but to hold us over the customary three-page preview has now appeared on iTunes. This is expected to ship alongside the conclusion to Angry Bird Transformers and The Transformers #38, so be sure to check back with us early next week for the first reviews of all three books. Meanwhile, click through and check out the preview - but as always with MTMTE, spoilers will be present in these pages!
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has posted a video review for the now-appearing second wave of Robots In Disguise One-Step Changers! Featured in this wave are Grimlock, Steeljaw, and Fixit, and they all look pretty good and have nifty auto-transformations. Keep reading to see!
Adweek has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic described as "creepily beloved"!
TakaraTomy has posted images of special clear plastic releases of EZ Collection figures for an upcoming promotional campaign! Starting March 21st, spending upwards of 3,000 Yen in specific Japanese retailers will net you limited clear-plastic renditions of RID Legion-class Bumblebee, Strongarm, and Steeljaw. Each figure is being given to a different retailer, so be prepared to hand your middleman a lot of money if you choose to pursue these figures. Keep reading for the images!
Revealed officially at Toy Fair earlier this month, we now have new photos of three upcoming One Step Changer figures. In what looks like final plastic colors we see Drift and Fracture, who along with Warrior and Deployer toys are getting a lot of merchandise attention this year. Finally we have Thunderhoof who has caught a lot of fan attention and so far only has One-Step to represent a larger toy. Click through and check out all the promo shots from Hasbro's Polish website!
One prevalent complaint held with the Voyager truck mold currently in use as Optimus Prime and Motormaster is with the ratcheted joints in the hips, which have too much space between "clicks" or stopping points, making natural looking poses difficult. Shapeways designer GlauG is attempting to remedy that and has designed substitute parts to increase the number of stops in the hip joint. Currently at $4, one set has enough parts to do two figures, and this inexpensive solution could be all the difference for this toy. Click through for a link to the product!
While they may not be for everyone, the One Step Changers can offer fun casual action play that anyone might enjoy, and in RID just like the last movie, it's also exclusive home to select characters for now. Fixit is one such character who appears first in wave two of RID's One Step toys sighted by multiple people including myself at Targets across the US. Also in the wave are Steeljaw and Grimlock. Keep a special eye out too, some packages carry coupons good for $2 off the purchase of a One or Three-Step RID figure!
TAGHobby has posted a scan from Dengeki Hobby Magazine of the much-hyped and photographed Star Saber as well as a new, clearer image of MP-25 Tracks! Tracks is looking better in this image than in the first one, better proportioned and more Tracksish. Keep reading to see!