This week on RFC: The SDCC exclusives hit Hasbro Toy Shop. Did you get yours? We're guessing not. With little fanfare, The Last Knight comes home next month. Titans Returns Slugslinger has hit Australian retail, Metroplex is being reissued in Japan, Perfect Effect's Black Jinrai upgrade for the SDCC Primitive Skateboarding Prime looks phenomenal, and Deluxe Cogman looks AMAZING--let's hope we get it! All that and we ponder the deeper meanings of life and Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod on this week's edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. But even then, the warrior known as Galvatron was a wild card... shaping the future in unexpected ways.
Sonoma News is reporting that Paramount Pictures is casting local talent for the new Transformers Bumblebee: Brighton Falls film that has begun shooting in San Rafael, California recently.
The report says production will continue along the North Coast with shooting scheduled for additional locations such as the Marin Headlands, Mare Island and Vallejo and a possible wrap in September at Santa Cruz, California.
The casting call is looking for mostly younger talent as well as other roles and extras. Read the full details on the casting call below.
Hasbro was excellent enough to send us over a very large box filled with a number of the exclusive items they had on offer at SDCC and just this week on Hasbro Toy Shop for us to check out. We'll be working on bringing you coverage of these items very soon, but in the meantime you can find out just what all we received by checking out the unboxing video I shot as I cracked in to the shipping carton. And let me tell you, there was no wasted space in that box! That video is embedded below, and be sure to watch for more coverage on these items coming up!
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RID's been a great source for new characters and new designs, both of which are something Transformers very much needs a steady supply of. Today, TFW2005 user darkavenger has posted images of his Legion class Twinferno, which was found at a Singapore ToysRUs. Keep reading to see!
Entertainment Earth has listed a preorder for Kidrobot's upcoming series of Transformers vs. GI Joe Mini-Figures! Priced at $240 for a box of 24, these blind-boxed figures are, to our knowledge, the first figures explicitly designed after artist Tom Scioli's take on the Transformers and GI Joe universes. Keep reading to see the preliminary designs and a list of figures!
The Marin Independent Journal is reporting today that production for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee has begun in the Peacock Gap area, in San Rafael, California. The movie caught attention recently by taking a sizeable incentive from the state of California to film the entire movie within its borders. This leg of production is reportedly codenamed Brighton Falls, though whether that will relate to the content of the movie, such as the location it takes place in, is unknown. A photo from just outside the closed filming was posted with the article. You can find that mirrored below.
Furio Tedeschi has posted to his Facebook page, sharing a high res image of his concept for Optimus Primal for The Last Knight. Of course this idea never made it in the final film, which just invites all sort of speculation as to what stage of development this existed in and what context it might have been intended for use. However, short of a comprehensive behind the scenes guide book to the movie, which seems just a bit unlikely, we'll probably never get to find out these answers. But it's still fun to look at the pictures! Click through for the full resolution image.
TITANS RETURN LEADER OVERLORD - In Titans Return, the Autobots and Decepticons unite with Titan Masters, small bots that carry a power boost. Titan Masters are key to controlling an ancient race of warriors the size of cities: the Titans. Overlord is able to transform from robot to battle station. He is also able to split into two separate vehicles to become a tank and a jet!
Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing have launched their biggest comics bundle together to date the Humble Comics Bundle: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe presented by IDW. This two-week digital promotion is offered in support of the Hasbro Children's Fund.
This two-week digital promotion featuring digital content previously never bundled, including volumes from The IDW Collection. These popular volumes collect all of IDWs TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics in chronological order making it fun and easy to dive in and get caught up on their comic book adventures.
We are halfway through the TFSource Customer Appreciation Week and Day 3 is loaded with major deals! Get Make Toys Armageddon Add-on Kit for just $39.99! Also save on Make Toys Battle Sentinel at 69.99! You've got 24 hours to catch these savings so hurry! FREE MakeToys Citizen Set with $250 purchase all week long!
Amazon Canada has posted images of the upcoming Robots In Disguise: Combiner Force One-Step Changer Soundwave! It seems pretty nicely sculpted, and features the "open faceplate" design that swaps the G1 homage for a more appropriate for RID Transformers: Prime look. Keep reading to see!
Paramount Home Media Distribution has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Michael Bay's blockbuster's Transformers: The Last Knight. The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the Transformers' 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection. All four releases will be available for purchase on September 26.
The appropriately named company, Unique Industries. Is offering a new Transformers G1 Optimus Prime pinata for sale. The candy stuffible Optimus Prime Transformers pinata is ready to take a beating. Measuring 25.5" x 10.25", shaped just like the leader of the Autobots it can be loaded with up to 2 pounds of candy, party favors, and Transformers if you want to get erotic. Read on for the full details after the jump.
Yesterday (just about 24 hours ago from the time of this post) many of Hasbro's SDCC exclusives went live on Hasbro Toy Shop. While Star Wars merchandise was revealed to be held back until September 1st, Transformers, GI Joe, Marvel, and Magic: The Gathering items all activated to a waiting population of SDCC non-attendees. It was a question as to the overall response, since the 2016 exclusive offerings were notable for not selling through very quickly. Keep reading for a rundown on what happened next!
Chris McFeely has posted his videos from the TFNation 2017 panel on the G1 episode "Heavy Metal War"! In these videos - timed to go along with the live presentation at the con - storyboards are compared to the final animation, the differences between that animation and the error-filled rough cuts are shown, and a series of extended and deleted scenes are reconstructed with a combination of the recently-discovered G1 dialogue tapes and the storyboards! Keep reading to see!