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Generations
Thanks to Newsarama, we've got our first look at the full preview for next week's Transformers comic release, issue 44 of The Transformers. As usual, we'll be bringing you the review of the issue first right here at TFormers, so check back early next week for that. Meanwhile, keep reading to check out the preview! "LOVE AND HATE! Two emotions only inches from each other-and TRACKS and NEEDLENOSE have felt them both. On opposite sides of an eons-long war, what happens when they meet again? And what's ARCEE up to on CYBERTRON?"
Generation 1 Japan
Robot Kingdom ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1284 Hi, Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com. All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE 1 HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER WARS STRICKER PER ORDER!
Transformers Adventure
TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki has posted a rare (and very vertical) outdoors image of Transformers Adventure TAV25 Runabout! A recolor of Generations Combiner Wars Legends-class Blackjack - who was himself intended to be G1 Battlecharger Runabout in the design phase - TAV Runabout will be available in August. Read on to see the photos!
Third Party
X-Transbots has published numerous photos of what is probably a near-final production sample of Andras, their take on a Masterpiece-style Scourge figure. Shown in what looks like production plastic colors and possibly paint deco, the photos highlight a lot of the toy's small details, as well as give comparisons to official Masterpiece figures for a better sense of the robot's size. This set of images also shows off the LED lighting feature in vehicle mode. To check out all the new shots, keep reading.
Transformers TV
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Conventions Center
Shockingly enough, all three of the Transformers exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop which debuted at San Diego Comic Con this summer are still available to purchase as of this writing. While this batch isn't the first to see one piece stick around for a little while after activation, it's probably the first time the whole assortment has stayed accessible and obtainable even for those not riding their mobile devices at work hoping to beat store crashes. So what made this year different? Keep reading!
Third Party
Today we've got a look at a figure by the group SparkToy, based on Optimus Prime as he appeared in Dreamwave's The War Within series. Marked as being 9 inches tall in robot mode, this figure is up there in similar scale with Leader Class toys. Fans of this design may be pleased to see this figure, as it had previously only been represented in the 6-inch Titanium Series. Price and release info are a ways off yet, as the shown sample is said to be a 3D printed prototype. Click through to have a look!
Generations
Following the news from the summer Con's we have the first ever joint Transformers Collectors Club and G.I. Joe Collectors Club Crossover Exclusives are now available for sale. The TFCC have Old Snake & Stealth B.A.T.S. at $79 USD and the Marissa Fairborn & Afterbreaker at $42 USD ready for order now. Read on for the images and order details.
Generations
TFW2005 forum member Deruji has posted a translation of the interview with Devastator designer Shogo Hasui in this month's Figure-Oh(Figure King) magazine! Within, we learn a lot in interesting things - the most notable of them being that the modern vehicle types like Mixmaster's were Hasbro's idea, and that the differences between Combiner Wars and Unite Warriors Devastator are, as we all guessed, a result of making the US figure fit a certain price point. Read on for an excerpt and a link to the full interview!
Legends
Hisashi Yuki has posted an image to Twitter showing off Legends Ultra Magnus alongside Transformers Adventure Optimus Prime - and TAV Beast Hunters Magnus' chagrin at having to compete with his G1/IDW rival. LG14 Magnus is due in September, so we can look forward to a month of TFYUKI posts to Twitter showing him off. Click through to see!
Generations
Sara Pitre-Durocher, the artist on IDW's Combiner Hunters one-shot comic, has posted her lineart for the Torchbearers: Pyra Magna, Rust Dust, Dustup, Jumpstream, Stormclash, and Skyburst! The designs, based on earlier designs for the Generations figures due out next year, are the best, clearest look we've gotten at these characters yet. Pitre-Durocher is going to be the artist for next year's `Til All Are One ongoing and we're really looking forward to that. Read on to see the designs!
 
Generations
Coming via Josue Cahua of the Transformers Colombia Facebook group, we've got a word of warning about Titan Class Devastator tonight. While we haven't been able to track the original source yet, an image was posted showing Mixmaster severely cracked, with an attached warning to not over extend the Devastator ankle tilt joint. We can't know how likely this is to happen in general, or if this resulted from pushing the toy beyond its clear limits. But we want to make sure everyone is aware to be on the lookout and take care with Devastator's left leg. Keep reading to see the full image!
Generation 1 Japan
Thanks to Deruji for providing a translation, everyone can now hear some of designer Shogo Hasui's insights towards the development of Devastator, as detailed in the recent issue of Figure King magazine. Among the more interesting points is confirmation of fan theories that Devastator, at least to Hasui, is also effectively a stand-in for a Masterpiece version of the character. There's a lot of great material in here, so click through to read more!
MasterPiece
Brought to us by forums member TMan, we've got a look at the Hasbro release of Masterpiece Bluestreak. Take a detailed look at this very recently released figure in the video, going over the figure itself, plus looking at it alongside various other Masterpieces including the other Datsun bodied Autobots, Prowl and Smokescreen. You can find the video embedded in the full article, so click through to check that out!
MasterPiece
Our forums member koolkollectibleskhai has dropped by to share a video with us showing off TakaraTomy's "G2" Masterpiece Bumblebee recolor, featuring the facemask face and exclusive jetpack accessory to distinguish it a bit more from the original. The video goes over comparisons and the new parts, as well as a close look at the "Goldbug" labelled collector coin, so click through to watch the embedded video and get a good look at this figure!
Generation 1
Blitzwing and Astrotrain unleash multiple modes of mayhem on the ground, in the air, and in outer space. Can the Triple Changers be stopped? Gear up for triple Transformers action with these 3-in-1 Triple Changers! Your Blitzwing figure is a robot menace with a sword in one hand and a blaster in the other.
Generation 1
PLATINUM EDITION TRIPLE CHANGERS Blitzwing and Astrotrain unleash multiple modes of mayhem on the ground, in the air, and in outer space. Can the Triple Changers be stopped? Gear up for triple Transformers action with these 3-in-1 Triple Changers! Your Blitzwing figure is a robot menace with a sword in one hand and a blaster in the other. He can take the battle over the ground in tank mode or to the sky in jet mode! He'll be the perfect ally for your Astrotrain figure, who can rumble to battle in train mode or take it off the ground in space shuttle mode! Can the Autobots hope to contend with this multi-mode menaces? It's all up to you! $79.99
Generation 1
Marvel G1 and ReGeneration One artist Andrew Wildman has announced a new initiative on his Patreon: the Transformers Universe Sketchbook! Wildman plans to create sketches of every character from the classic G1 comics. A few sketches are visible to the public now, with more for those who choose to crowdfund the artist on Patreon. Read on to see!
Generation 1
We here at TFormers would like to take a quick time out today to send our well wishes on to celebrated voice actor Peter Cullen, who turns (an impressively young-looking) 74 years old today. While of course in our fandom he is and always will be best known for the voice of Optimus Prime, he'd had a great career outside of the various iterations of that role, including Dungeons & Dragons, GI Joe, and of course the voice of Eeyore in numerous Winnie The Pooh animations. Happy birthday, and thank you for all you've given us!
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