Fans have sought out a way to get this for years, and it seems it will finally be within reach. A figure modeled after the Signal Lancer character from Transformers Cybertron will be produced by Nonnef, based on a design by TreadshotA1. Signal Lancer was notable by having the alt mode of a traffic light, a novelty that drove a desire for a toy, which never officially happened. Alert Knight will join Nonnef's lineup of products later this year. Click through to see the computer render image!
This reissue of a reissue of MP-12 is an asia exclusive (excludes Japan) and features an exclusive bonus that is yet to be revealed. Best of all this reissue comes at a lower cost and were passing along the savings to those who preorder so be sure to get your preorder in early!
The people at AfterBuzz TV have been following the Transformers: Robots In Disguise 2015 cartoon closed with lots of updates and interviews with the people behind the show. They have been posting a series of these videos that talk with the producers, actors and designers on what makes the cartoon more than meet's the eye. Read on to see most of the videos they have posted.
ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1271
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!
As it was with Prime and Dark of The Moon Cyberverse, the Legion Class RID toys are a good way to build a big collection of characters quickly. But it seems this line may be falling towards same-character recolors rather than expanding the lineup. Robot Kingdom has posted a preorder listing for a new Legion wave only featuring reships, and "Alpine Sideswipe" and "Night Ops Bumblebee" as its new entries. Autobase Aichi has RID app screenshots to illustrate what these probably are in absence of actual photos, and you can click through to see those.
Even though RID wave 3 hasn't quite made it to US distribution yet, the Tagoal photo blog has gotten hands on a pair of the wave's new figures, Jazz and Sideswipe, and posted very nice galleries of both toys. Whether or not these photos will endear you to the toys will probably depend a lot on how you feel towards the line's design sense, they'll certainly give you a good idea of what to expect. We've mirrored a small selection of the photos, keep reading to see those and get links back to the full galleries!
Robot Kingdom has listed a new preorder page for the fourth wave of the 2015 RID Warrior assortment. As well as reships of figures from waves 2 and 3, wave 4 seems to be adding in the pricepoint's first redecos, bringing back the Bumblebee and Grimlock molds in new colors. We don;t have photos yet, but based on images grabbed from the RID app by Autobase Aichi, it looks like Grimlock could be returning in G1-based colors, while Bumblebee gets a deco similar to the "stealth" recolor from Transformers Prime. Click through and have a look.
Golden Week, Japan's week-long holiday is currently underway, but it seems that TakaraTomy's Hisahi Yuki is choosing to observe the time a little differently. Celebrating "Green Week", he's spent the early hours of his Monday tweeting shots of green figures such as the Energon Constructicons, as a lead to what he really wants to show: The first silhouetted teaser for Combiner Wars Devastator, stamped with a big Coming Soon. A Unite Warriors Devastator should be no surprise at all, and until it can be shown in full, all we really have to wonder is, what will be different?
Hayato Sakamoto contributed his talents to issue #39 of More Than Meets The Eye
, in the process rolling numerous Japanese-fiction-originated character in to the issue's crowds. Among them was a slightly different looking version of Liokaiser. Today, Sakamoto has posted the original concept art that was used as the model for the comic appearance, which differs from the final appearance of the toy and Victory series model. Click through to give it a look!
Retro Robot Radio recently got a chance to review the painted prototype of the Play With This Too Desolataur action figure. You can see it live here.
TAG Hobby has a good clear image of MP Tracks and Road Rage side-by-side! Road Rage, as you can see, has been given markedly less boxy upper arms and thighs and a smaller head... and in fact seems to be a millimeter or two shorter than Tracks overall. The extent to which Hasbro and TakaraTomy can implement variations to a given mold grows more impressive all the time. Keep reading to see!
Today is the big day to get your your FREE, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0 - Free ComicBook Day 2015 edition. That's right, just head on over to your local comic shop to pick-up this FREE issue (while supplies last) featuring the brand new Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 series. Read on for more details and previews of the comic.
Thanks to Daim Choc who has been rounding up the images from Thailand Toy Expo 2015. We have a look at lots of new third party goodness including the MegaSteel MS-01 Granville, Maketoys Guardia (test shot), Maketoys RM-01 Cupola (test shot), Maketoys Guardia prototype, Maketoys Citizen Set 01 and more.
Thanks to Japanese toy collector site Tagoal. We have some new images of the Transformers Adventure Ultra Magnus Images of TakaraTomy Transformers figure. Get a look a the repaint of the Beast Wars mold in and out of the box with views of his robot and alternate modes. TakarTomy have added a good bit more detailing to this color scheme that features a darker blue and red.
As discovered by Daim Choc on 2005, new photos of Mega Steel's MS-01 Granville have appeared on Weibo! The figure is a dead ringer for Don Figueroa's design for Megatron as seen in IDW's Stormbringer series, and is a not-unreasonable match for More Than Meets The Eye
Megatron if the Combiner Wars Leader class figure isn't doing it for you. Keep reading to see!
The Pez Candy USA Facebook page has posted images of the upcoming Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron Pez Dispensers! Bumblebee is pretty clearly based off of the Classics headsculpt, but it's a bit more difficult to nail down the sources used for Prime and Megatron. But the good news is that in July 2015, your dreams of eating candy out of a robot's neck will come true. Keep reading to see the photo!
X-Transbots has updated their Facebook page with a new cover image that depicts a Cyclonus-inspired vehicle flying with their Scourge-And-Sweep-alike Andras. Coded 86 MK-III, it seems that X-Transbots will be following on their not-Scourge with a similarly scaled Cyclonus figure. With this progression, can a Galvatron be very far behind? Click through to check out the image!
Coming on May 22nd along with Quickslinger, Brake-Neck, the trademark-renamed Wildrider is a redeco and head retool of Dead End. Returning to reclaim his spot from the similarly decoed Offroad, how does the figure hold up? And how does it do for completing Menasor? We have a review in video, as well as text and photos. To see it all click here!