Retailers in the United States have begun activating their stock of the special extra Combiner Wars figures Quickslinger and Brake-Neck tonight. While individual policies and performance are varying, we know at least that BigBadToyStore is rationing out their supply with a strict limit, and a staggered release of the figures in to inventory. But given these are appearing at every major and most specialty online stores, they should be relatively plentiful at least in the short term. To find out more, click through for links to our reviews of the figures!
BigBadToyStore has just let us know they're now taking preorders for UW-03 Defensor, the TakaraTomy edition of Combiner Wars Defensor exclusively featuring a Deluxe-size Groove. As this item is a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive in Japan, this is likely to be your best and easiest bet in obtaining this boxed set at a reasonable price. Keep reading for more info and a link to the product page!
With about 25 days remaining before the first planned activities of this year's Botcon, it looks like registration will finally go live sometime on Friday, May 22. The Botcon Twitter account posted a notice to this effect, and an update to botcon.com goes in to slightly more detail, anticipating pre-reg so long as no technical issues present themselves in the meantime. Along with this, images of this year's t-shirt and hat were also posted. Click through and check out the images and a quote from the update.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Chris shows off Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Titan-class Devastator shows up on Amazon, more possible Botcon exclusives leak, Dystopia still available and Kilby will be tormented, X-Transbots Andras Swarm Leader (aka NOT Scourge) up for pre-order, Botcon is less than a month away--ARE YOU READY? All this and more!!
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Thanks again to Planet Iacon, Following the leaking images of the SDCC 2015 Combiner Wars Devastator Special Edition in the box. We have a new image showing the figure out of the box. Get a better look at the all new, combined, figures from the promotional poster that shows the Devastator figure with much more details and a better look at his chest-plate and weapon accessories.
TakaraTomy has also posted pages for all of their June TF Adventure products, as collected in one place by Autobase Aichi. June will bring Drift, versions of Legends Powerglide and Cosmos, the Strongarm/Phantomjaw 2-pack, and a pair of 1-step figures of Grimlock and Steeljaw. Keep reading for high-quality photos!
Autobase Aichi has posted the official TakaraTomy photos of Unite Warriors Guardian! Takara has gone all-out and created a deluxe Groove for the set, which is planned to be a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive. Here's hoping Hasbro brings it out here, because otherwise it's going to be expensive. Keep reading to see!
AUTOBOTS UNITED FIVE PACK PLATINUM EDITION
Get a whole team of Transformers heroes with the Autobots United pack! This 5-pack of heroes includes 2-in-1 Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Autobot Drift, Autobot Hound and Crosshairs figures. Under the fierce leadership of Optimus Prime, the Autobots will fight Decepticons wherever they find them. They can all change fast from robot mode to speedy vehicle mode and back again! Unleash your fast-changing Autobots on their foes! This pack includes Voyager Optimus Prime and Hound; and Deluxe Crosshairs, Bumblebee, and Drift. $119.99
The Planet Iacon Facebook group managed to get some photos of Titan Class Devastator, but not the standard one. They appear to have turned up an early sample of the special edition Devastator that will be sold at SDCC this July. However, unlike most expectations, this is not featuring a Generation 2 inspired yellow or (more correctly) orange deco, and instead seems to be a "premium" style G1 deco, in much the same way Metroplex was offered in 2013. Click through to check it out.
Once again, John DeLuna from Radio Free Cybertron is benefitting from living within spitting distance of Fub Publications' home office and is among the first to receive the opening figure of the third subscription service. Carzap is a recolor and retool of Generations IDW Bumblebee based on a super obscure, canceled Japanese Generation 2 toy that would have come with a small block building kit. Whether this is pushing the line of obscurity past general appeal, who knows? But it certainly looks nice! Click through to check it out.
Keeping priorities well in line, Fun Publications has followed through on yesterday's promise and posted the first three pages of the at-show comic book story. Featuring Stepper, Battletrap, and Megatron out of the boxset's offerings, the preview is just enough to set up the underlying notion of the story typing the disparate toys together. The final page of the preview also featured an obscured character, who after some guesses to the identity perhaps got too close, was obscured even more. Identity speculation and preview images in the full article!
Figure King Magazine scans are starting to pop up, and thanks to Taghobby we have our first look at the Transformers content. Alongside some upcoming recolors and first releases in the Transformers Adventure line including RID Drift, and Legends-Class Powerglide and Cosmos, we have some brand new reveals, including what seems to be our first Takara-original Combiner Wars limb with Deluxe Groove. Check out the scans and more details by clicking the title!
Click here to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 5/20/2015! This week the guys will be talking about: Chris shows off Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Titan-class Devastator shows up on Amazon, more possible Botcon exclusives leak, Dystopia still available and Kilby will be tormented, X-Transbots Andras Swarm Leader (aka NOT Scourge) up for pre-order, Botcon is less than a month away--ARE YOU READY? All this and more!
Deadline Hollywood report, following the new of Akiva Goldsman joining the fold to take Transformers into an Expanded Universe. We have news Paramount have just signed deals with "Walking Dead" Writer Robert Kirkman, "Iron Man" writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, "Pacific Rim 2" Zak Penn, and writer Jeff Pinkner of "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and
"Lost" This is major news for the Transformers, as it will clearly open up the franchise to many new ideas from established writers. Read on for more details.
The Legion figures from RID continue to roll along with Underbite and Fixit. While both aren't the best a Legion toy can be, Underbite has a solid vehicle mode, while Fixit has a very expressive robot mode. Overall if I had to recommend one go with Underbite as One-Step Fixit is the better overall representation of the character.
Thanks to good ol' Shartimus Prime who's dropped by with a way cool video review of the
Transformers XTransbots Apollyon Masterpiece 3rd Party Megatron Collectible! For those of you that have been waiting for something else than the MP-05 Megatron, this could the one for you. Watch the video review where Shartimus breaking the boy out of the box and give us his take on this figure.
Registration is now open for TFCon Charlotte! Available online for a whopping, super-professional 149 days/5ish months/21 weeks before the event, prices range from a $264 package for the weekend and a set of convention-exclusive toys down to $22 for Sunday only. Prices are also given for the various figures as add-ons, and also T-Shirts ranging up to size 3XL. Keep reading to see, and for a link!
Today on Twitter, Hisashi Yuki showed off the packaged form of LG13 Megatron, the less red Legends equivalent of Combiner Wars Leader class Megatron! And then he posted an image of the figure with its Armada counterpart, hinting that a Legends version of that figure might even be on the way. Could this be LG15, after Ultra Magnus? We don't know yet, but until we do you can keep reading to see the images for yourself!