It looks like Titans Return is generating some interesting attention in the third party realm. A group identifying as Hephaistos Works has popped up showing some prototype images for their "HM Garage" system, which appears to be storage pods for extra Titan Masters which can unfold to make weapon emplacements, and even be connected together to form more complex bases. In addition the associated weapons look like they might have 5mm handles to help arm up your larger figures. It looks like a really great concept, and hopefully is just the start for a greater variety of such add ons. Keep reading to take a look!
The official Transformers Instagram page has posted a new Transformers Combiner Wars video clip feature the Construction Combiner team, Devastator. See this preview for the Machinima produced cartoon series that will begin August 8, 2016 exlusively on the go network. Read on to watch the video below.
Just in from Corbot V is the Final Armageddon Mugger is a 3.75" transforming triple changer. He changes from robot mode to shark and can also become a blaster for other transforming figures. This item is priced at $39.99 to begin shipping in August 2016. Pre-order them now from bigbadtoystore.com
The Perfection Series PS-05 Girder figure is made from ABS plastic and features some die-cast parts. He transforms from a robot to crane truck and features a cartoon head as well as a sticker sheet for both US and Japanese deco. The figure size if 8.65" (22cm) in robot mode. This item is priced at $109.99. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Not Optimus Prime, not Transformers Prime. Just "Prime." In a bold move, Hasbro is attempting to secure the exclusive trademark rights to use the word "Prime" in reference to "toy robots convertible to other visual toy forms." Are more Primes on the horizon? Is this a pre-emptive move to make sure nobody can Machine Robot Rescue them on a key term in the modern Transformers mythos? No way to tell, but keep reading to see the details of the filing by way of Transformers@TheMoon!
HasbroToyShop has posted an FAQ to their website detailing the availability of Hasbro's San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives! The Titan Force set starring Brainstorm, Windblade, and Sentinel Prime, the MiPad Soundwave figure, and the SDCC exclusive version of Fortress Maximus will all go up on their site August 9th! Keep reading for a link to the FAQ and the pertinent excerpts.
Galvatron's plans on Earth have been ruined, but as he blasts off again in Astrotrain, Optimus Prime is unwilling to let him escape to become a threat again, sending Arcee and Cosmos in pursuit. On Cybertron, Starscream's worries grow when he recognizes the newly risen Titan as the same one that proclaimed him "chosen". All the while, the president of the United States prepares for the escalation of war against the Cybertronians. "All Hail Optimus, Part 6: No Fair Fights" written by John Barber, art by Andrew Griffith, colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to go to the full review!
Sentinel Prime is back! ...and what's the one constant about Sentinel Prime across all universes? He's a jerk.
"The Last Autobot" is a Titans Return
one-shot written by Mairghread Scott, James Roberts, and John Barber with art by Livio Ramondelli. Click here to read the review!
Megatron finds salvation from an unexpected source, but it may be short lived. With the stranded crew able to do little besides watch from inside the fortress, Megatron stands alone against the Decepticon Justice Division, Overlord, and just beyond the immediate killzone, Deathsaurus's Decepticon army. But as Deathsaurus is stricken with a sudden attack of conscience, have the tables finally turned in favor of the exiled Lost Light crew? Written by James Roberts, art by Alex Milne, colors by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review
The Transformers Movie Instagram page has put up a short clip showing part of the filming of a vehicle action sequence with the Bumblebee car prop, where Mark Wahlberg is seen having his seat slid out of the car as pieces of garbage are thrown at him, all against a standard green screen backdrop. While this might make more sense once in the context of the finished special effect shot, there's also a certain fun in trying to guess what might be happening here. To try your hand at it, keep reading to see the video, embedded below.
RAC likes Wheelie, especially as a robot. And if you're one of the lucky few who gets a Wheelie with no tab problems, you'll love it! But if you're not, transforming him may be a thing for you - but you'll still probably like
him quite a bit. Click here to read and watch the review!
This is one I think we've all been curious about: what do the Legends Series and Titans Return releases look like side by side? Twitter user @King0157 has an answer for us, having taken extensive photos of Hardhead, Galvatron, and Skull/Skullcruncher/Skullsmasher! We even get some photos of Galvatron's Headmaster/Titan Masters together... and wow,
does Nucleon look better with some paint. Hope he's less crumbly! Keep reading to have a look.
While we were all focusing on SDCC and Wonderfest, Hisashi Yuki managed to more or less sneak one by us! Promising many new products on display at Wonder Festival 2016, Yuki posted a new photo this past Friday of Lynxmaster, the Unite Warriors release of Combiner Wars Sky Reign that swaps out Smokescreen in favor of Ratchet. Keep reading to see!
Before there was Transformers, there was Diaclone, and we'd be remiss if we didn't talk at least a little about the new Diaclone Reboot merchandise on display at Wonderfest yesterday.
On hand were representatives of the pilot troop builder packs (some of which are already up for preorder!), the power suits (types A and B likewise up for order), as well as a prototype for a transport vehicle for the power suits. Diabattles also showed off an upgrade unit giving boosters and giant cannons, as if Diabattles V2 wasn't armed enough! It's a lot of great looking stuff, so click through to check it all out!
We've got a little more left to show from Summer Wonderfest yet! Autobase Aichi has delivered a gallery of some of the licensed Transformers works, mostly focused on Prime 1 Studios statues including Optimus Primal, G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron along with a Nemesis Prime redeco, and several more movie based ones, including Shockwave. We also get a good shot of Ultimetal Ultra Magnus, though only in its basically fully assembled state. Click through to see the mirrored photos.
Finally for the moment we're looking at the Legends Series display from Summer Wonderfest. TakaraTomy's Titans Return lineup is well represented, going all the way to October's releases - if not a bit farther with the Super Ginrai prototype. Among the photos we get good looks at the retooled faces for Chromedome, Mindwipe, and Highbrow, plus reminders just how nice the decos are for Scourge and Blurr, and plenty more! We've got a lot of photos of this table, so keep reading to start browsing the gallery.
Continuing our catchup on coverage of this weekend's Wonderfest, we have a collection of photos showing the Transformers Adventure toys on display. The electronic Hypersurge Starscream was a big presence, but the first looks at TakaraTomy's deco for Warrior Class Windblade and Ratchet may have attracted the most attention. We've got images of both of those, plus lots more, so keep reading to take a look!