Taking to heart the explained ideas of how Cyclonus functions as the core of a combiner, GIKPA who frequently brings interesting photo shoots has produced a new gallery featuring Galvatronus. Starting off with Cyclonus conscripting several Autobots and Decepticons, we get a look all around look at Galvatronus, leading up to an encounter with an Optimus Prime. We've mirrored a selection of the photos, click through to see them and get a link to the full set.
From the Twitter of tf-tf, we have a few new shots of the Platinum Series set featuring reissues of G1 Blaster and Perceptor. Intel Ops collects the two figures and three of Blaster's cassettes. It also adds a set of "slides" for Perceptor which we can now see have small images applied to view through microscope-mode Perceptor. The text of the tweet also suggests the mysterious extra accessory is a holder for the slides when not in use. Click through to have a look at all that, and a shot of the bio from the back of the box!
Another Japanese toy-collector's blog has posted a massive gallery of Transformers Adventure Nemesis Prime! While not the most attractive Black recolor of a Prime that ever existed, this version of Warrior Class Optimus Prime still looks pretty nice. Keep reading for selected images and a link!
Alfes2010 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has also posted images of TAV14 Ultra Magnus! A darker, more Magnusy recolor of Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus, Transformers Adventure Magnus also benefits from some paint for the head of the Forge of Solus Prime. Keep reading to see!
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Alfes2010 of the Higekuma Toy Blog has posted an extensive gallery of QTransformers G1 Optimus Prime & Lamborghini Veneno Megatron. Both look pretty nice for what they are, actually! Keep reading to see selected images!
Northwest Fan Ventures has announced their second annual Cybertronian Festival! Taking place August 22nd this year in Kent, Washington, the single-day event is related to CybCon, the long-running but defunct convention that ran for thirteen years. Keep reading for the full press release and a link to the site!
From the Youtube channel harrisloureiro who we've featured in the past comes another outstanding work of stop-motion toy animation. Transformers Generation features lots of Masterpieces and comparable third party figures in a 15 minute battle sequence that's unbelievably fluid and natural. Reportedly taking six months to complete production, this is worth every moment of your time to check out. Click through to see the embedded video - you'll be glad you did!
Though it currently lacks a codename for itself, ToyWorld has unveiled a prototype of the Swoop component of their team of Masterpiece-scale Dinobots. The design takes very much after classic Swoop in having an extremely square beast mode, though it leads to a nice looking robot. Seen here also is the entire ToyWorld dinosaur team combined together, albeit made about half of prototype figures at this stage. Click through and have a look!
PaxCybertron has posted a review to Youtube featuring Leader Class Generations Thundercracker from the third wave of Combiner Wars. The video details the sculpt changes and differences with last year's Leader Jetfire in both modes, as well as comparing it to the Masterpiece edition of Thundercracker. The video is embedded below, so click through and check it out.
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the packaging for Grand Scourge, the Combiner Wars Optimus Prime recolor based on an Energon/Super Link recolor of the Grand Convoy model kit. So not only do you get a weird origin story and an interesting color scheme, but it comes with a big sword, too! Keep reading to see.
Mr. Chaos has some new RID info for us, alongside the Combiner Wars reveal. A future Warrior Class wave will feature two Decepticon characters: Quillfire, and Thunderhoof, the latter's design having become a quick fan favorite since it was revealed. We'll also be getting Legion Class Ratchet, and "Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime". Some may have been hoping for a Warrior Windblade after today's reveal, but more Decepticons is good news indeed!
Mr. Chaos has returned, spreading information gleaned from retailer inventory computers. His update tonight brings us confirmation of a full Combaticon team, featuring the entire original roster of characters. But the surprise comes after that as the next Deluxe wave looks to be another Autobot Car assortment. And the news is rounded out with a set of three more Legends. Click through for all the details!
Through the Facebook page of The Falcon's Hangar, we have our first look at a new Mastermind Creations recolor. Alas, despite bearing the name Grandus Hexatron, it is not a third party take on everyone's favorite city block/carrier/coffee table from Battlestars. Instead this is a retool of Hexatron as the character Greatshot from Transformers Victory, who was an Autobot retool of the original Sixshot. Price and release info is to be announced, but for now click through and check out the photos!
While Fracture will be represented in a slightly larger and more involved figure later this year with a Mini-Con launching gimmick, the first merchandise exposure for this character is among the One-Step Changers. Facebook user PoorGuy Kaiser has posted a few quick shots of one of these figures, giving us a look at the packaging and both modes. If this is among the One-Steps you're interested in, click through and enjoy the preview!
Hasbro Transformers Designer John Warden is back on the Transformers Official Youtube Channel today in a pair of new videos talking about the first two complete combiners in Combiner Wars, now that waves 1 and 2 are out in full force at US retail. While they're more sales pitch than design insight, they still have some interesting bits. And look close in the background for a cameo by G1 Computron that, like Devastator and Defensor before it, may well foretell another team on the way! Keep reading to see both embedded videos.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Two Botcon reveals since last week's show! "The Boss" and "The Loose Cannon" are revealed! Also, we just learned about MP-26, it's Road Rage! New possible Combiner Wars figures, Unique Toys Ordin and way more on this week's RFC!