An extensive reskinning of Stunticon New Guy Offroad, First Aid's got a few kibble and articulation issues in various modes but he also looks great, and has a Medical Axe. For more detail, keep reading to see RAC's new video review!
TakaraTomy's take on the Robots In Disguise line is going strong, and Hisashi Yuki has taken to Twitter to complement Shogo Hasui's Insecticon photos! Added to the mix is Lockdown, and besides in-package photos of him as well as Bombshell and Shapnel, we get a new shot of the Swarm with Lockdown at its center. Also, a quick sketch of Strongarm! Keep reading to see it all!
Hot on the heels of our toy leak-inspired speculation about Victorion, actual news! As promised, the ToysRUs Twitter has revealed the power of the Fan Built Combiner. You can probably make it out from the thumbnail, but either way you can also keep reading to see the original Tweet and learn how Victorion will combat her arch-nemesis Galvatronus!
The site tf-prototype.com has posted a pair of images of a recolor of Generations Arcee in a new, but somewhat familiar
color scheme as seen on the cover of the upcoming Combiner Hunters comic. What is this exactly? We're not precisely
sure yet, but keep reading for our best guess!
TakaraTomy's Shogo Hasui has tweeted an entertaining photo tonight. Seen arranged across a table are numerous copies of the Transformers Adventure versions of Legends Class Bombshell and Shrapnel, soon to be released in Japan. Both feature deco changes versus their Hasbro counterparts, Bombshell particularly trying to imitate the cartoon coloring. For anyone who's ever thought of amassing their own plague of Insecticons, here's an example to aspire to! Click through to have a look.
A perfectly enjoyable funeral draws the crew to the Vis Vitalis, bringing about uncomfortable reunions, awkward socialization, and the greatest medical mystery in the history of Cybertron. "The Sensuous Frame", written by James Roberts, with art by Alex Milne, colored by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
"Dear RODIMUS and crew... It's my funeral tomorrow and I'd love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.-THUNDERCLASH"
Following yesterday's reveal of Platinum Edition Trypticon, the latest in a string of G1 reissues populating the line this year, we have new images showing the back panel of the box, and most importantly it confirms in a call out that Trypticon still has its motorized walking action. Trypticon's reissue remains just as functional as the original and from yesterday's images, it looks like it calls for a AA and 2 C size batteries, indicating no update to the electronics. We also have a shot of the brief bio, so click through and have a look!
Hasbro Peru has added product pages for the Mini-Con Deployers to their website, with lots of photos! Drift comes with Mini-Con Jetstorm, and Fracture comes with Airazor. Fracture is especially neat as the figure's jetbike form disguises the Mini-Con launcher as a sidecar. Keep reading for photos!
The Cybertron Philippines group has apparently uncovered images of the packaging for the long-rumored G1 Trypticon reissue coming to the Platinum Series, the current home for released G1 figures. Prior information has this set expected to carry a price around $150, which may seem appealing to many looking for a complete, working-condition copy of the toy. Keep reading to check out the pictures. Thanks to Eric John A. Cruz for sharing these outside the closed CybPH community!
Wave 3 continues! Rook is the only new mold in the wave, but it's a great one. Hulk Hands, weapon symmetry, articulated feet, bulky limbs for Defensor and more in this new video review from RAC! Continue to the video!
We're just guessing, but we think Hisashi Yuki probably loves the part of his job where he gets to play with toys early and show them off for TakaraTomy. This time, he's showing off the upcoming limited Legends versions of Armada Megatron and Black Convoy, AKA RID `01's Scourge! While Megatron is quite naturally compared to LG-13, Scourge is paired with fellow recent Car Robots homage Gelshark/Sky-Byte! Keep reading to see!
Robots In Disguise art director Jose Lopez has posted his concept art for Grimlock! While it's largely similar to the final version, the robot mode image sports a very G1ish head design for what is presumably a battle mask. It's unknown at the moment if this will ever be used in the show, but it's nice to know the design exists. Keep reading to see!
TFYuki has dropped another new hint of Unite Warriors on twitter tonight. In a new silhouette image, Optimus Prime's torso mode is shown docked to the Stunticon molds, making it appear that Takara will market a version of Ultra Prime themselves. Notably the Offroad mold is present in this group, implying the same assortment of characters as we'll be seeing in Deluxe wave 4: Ironhide, Mirage, Prowl, and Sunstreaker, rather than trying to make Team '84 more consistent with Masquerade.
While everyone has attention turned to Defensor at the moment, Hisashi Yuki would like to remind everyone that Superion is due out shortly, and so has posted the first photos of the UW-01 set to Twitter. The box's front flap has really excellent art of Superion and the Aerialbots, and lifts to reveal a window to show off the toys laid out in a flight formation corresponding to their combined mode positions. After all, presentation is everything! Click through and check out the photos.
We have seen several teasers from Machine Boy in the past year, including Omega Supreme, Sky-Lynx and Dai Atlas, but the first of their new line to make it to unpainted plastic test shot is their version of Astrotrain. From the looks of things this will be a MP10 sized version of Astrotrain that is very accurate to the 1980's Transformers TV series in looks.
Autobase Aichi has dug up a new image showing that a Kabaya version of the Seacons will be released somewhere in the near future. These technically will represent the iteration of the Seacons from Masterforce, but they happen to be pretty much identical to the US release Seacons. The only picture of the kits are combined as King Poseidon. And since Masterforce's Seacons were legions of drones apart from Turtler, getting duplicates of most of these wouldn't be a bad thing! Click through to check out the solicitation image.
Hot on the heels of the latest delay in launching preregistration with just over three weeks left until the convention starts, the Fun Pub Video Youtube channel has posted a pair of new videos giving a walkthrough demonstration of the new registration system for both regular attendees and exhibitors. At last report, the earliest registration is expected to possibly go live is now Tuesday, May 26th, following additional complications with bringing the new system online. We have the videos embedded below, so click through to have a look.