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!
Following the long slow run up to Transformers 5 and the Cinematic Universe. We have some new insights from Daredevil writer Steven Dekinght. He's been part of the writers room sessions and gives us his take how things are unfolding. Paramount are "pulling all the stops" including a visit from Steven Spielberg himself. While no word on what the new Transformers 5 movie being worked on now by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, we do get a sense the new blood may actually produce a movie a story in it. Read on for more.
HasbroToyShop has posted the SDCC 2015 exclusives! Currently all three Transformers exclusives are still in stock: the Kreon Class of `85 is $60, the Combiner Hunters boxset is $75, and Devastator is $180, all plus shipping. Click here to go to the SDCC page on HasbroToyShop!
The Hobby Ark Toy Store has posted to Facebook images of a collector's coin for MP-18B Bluestreak! The presence of a coin like this means that Hasbro Asia will be distributing the TakaraTomy release in southeast Asian territories outside of Japan. Click through for a better look!
TakaraTomy Mall has posted images of the upcoming MP-11T Thundercracker! The first TakaraTomy version of Thundercracker from the revised MP-11 Seeker mold, this Thundercracker is in the lighter animation-style blue. The figure will be a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive shipping in late November for 14,904 Yen. Read on for photos!
Velocitron's quarterly Benefit 500 is on! Blurr's racing for the future of the Cybertronian Alliance - but in this race, there are no rules. "Race Against The Light is written by Mairghread Scott with art by Corin Howell and colors by Thomas Deer. Continue to the review!
On a very special issue of More Than Meets The Eye
, Swerve has gone missing, and Rodimus needs a crack team of highly skilled professionals to go on a special mission to bring him home. Unfortunately, he's stuck with Cyclonus, Tailgate, Skids, Rung, and Bluestreak. "The One Where They Go To Earth", written by James Roberts, pencils by Alex Milne, inks by Alex Milne and Brian Shearer, colored by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review
On a day that coincidentally requires them to be in special ceremonial paint, Windblade and Chromia must pursue a stealth-mode Arcee in to the wilds of Cybertron to recover the stolen Enigma of Combination. But it seems luck is not on anyone's
side today... "An Uneventful Night" is written by Mairghread Scott, with art by Sara Pitre-Durocher, colored by Yamaishi with coordination by Phase6. Continue to the review
Thanks once again to Allspark for providing high quality scans of this month's Figure King magazine. In it we get a good look at TakaraTomy's Constructicons, including a look at the hand weapons and a better idea of the individual deco choices, plus some Transformers Adventure including Override and Runabout, some QTF, and a full page look at ThreeA's movie Optimus Prime figure. We've mirrored Transformers relevant pages and highlighted some of the individual images, so keep reading to check it out.
has reopened pre-orders for MP Tracks and UW-03 Unite Warriors and more. They are also currently offering all 3 types the Ft-03 reissue , Ft-03T and the Ltd Edition Ft-03C.
We wanted to give everyone the heads up. Hasbro revealed during the course of SDCC that their exclusives were planned to make their way on to HasbroToyShop on July 28th, which is tomorrow! If you're hoping to get yourself any of this year's offerings, be ready to join your fellow fans in monitoring the site starting tomorrow morning for stock to be activated. We were able to bring you reviews of all of these exclusives, so if you want to familiarize yourself again before the big day, click through for a list of our coverage!
Transformers artist Jos Lopez has updated his Instagram page with some new Eobots In Disguise concept art images. The posts show us some of the design sketches for the characters Bumblebee, Fixit, Strong Arm, Denny, and Russel. We've included some previously posted images for Optimus Prime, Grimlock and others as well. Read on for the full looks now.
The website Access All Areas
has posted details of the RID roadshow happening weekends in the UK for the rest of the summer! While presented from the angle of highlighting the manufacturer of the pop-up trailer used for the show, we also learn that the Mini-Con Deployers are on display, and that there's an exclusive symbol to scan for benefits in the Robots In Disguise app. Keep reading for more details as well as where to find the trailer next!
The Transformers Fourth Party Club's Weibo page has posted images of Machine Boy's version of Astrotrain, whose name has yet to be properly euphemized in English. It's a pretty good looking toy in all three modes with some interesting features: the shuttle mode has a communications satellite; the robot mode's chest fin seems to be able to store in a groove in the torso to better match the animation model; and the train now has a coal car in case a robot space shuttle train with no fuel was too much disbelief to suspend at once. Click through to see him!
This week, it seems like everyone on the QTransformers II animation team had the week off except for the poor background designer, as the animation is even more limited than usual. We assume the writers also took off and let a Capcom PR writer take over, as this episode seems to be Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Lockdown, and Tracks sitting around talking about how much they like the Sengoku Basara series of video games. Keep reading and you'll see what we mean!
After revealing recently via CG design models a full out replacement for Combiner Wars Mixmaster, today Dr Wu has shown photos of a prototype piece. The figure's robot mode will stand somewhat taller than the official Mixmaster, but from the look of these photos doesn't improve on the design meaningfully. Also seen on their Weibo page are renders of arm replacements for Scrapper, and an improved crane arm for Hook. We've got the images mirrored, so click through and check it out.
Thanks to Snakas who has shared over 70 images from the Summer Wonderfest 2015 going on in Japan this weekend. The latest round of images gives us our best look at the Diaclone Reboot figures yet with a new video. We also get to see some new angles on Masterpiece Ironhide, Tracks and Road Rage. Additonally, Blackarachnia and many of the Takara Legends Series toys along with Prime 1 Studio, Q Evangelion, Transformers Gokin, and more Images