The TCC has tweeted a new closeup image of the headsculpt for Subscription Service 4.0 combiner Thunder Mayhem today! Based on G1 Thunderwing as seen in his iconic "We Are THUNDERWING!" panel in the Marvel comic, the image shown is said to be the actual sculpt. We'll see how that sculpt translates to final product, but fingers crossed as it's really quite nice! Keep reading to see the image.
The prolific and talented Alfes2010 has gotten his hands on MP-18B, and is posting photos of the figure on Twitter! It looks plenty nice on its own, But Alfes unsurprisingly has all the MP Datsuns to pose it with as well. Click through to see the gallery!
Olivus Prime of the TFW2005 Forums was able to sit down with Mark Ryan recently and talk Transformers movies. Ryan is the voice behind Revenge of the Fallen
's Jetfire and Age of Extinction
's Lockdown, and spoke of his inspiration for Jetfire, the amount of his own acting that was put into Lockdown... and perhaps most interestingly, a hint at the direction of Transformers 5 and the Transformers Cinematic Universe at large. Read on to see what he had to say!
This week's QTransformers II episode guest-stars Arcee, whose appearance in the series was just announced last week!
She's there to explain Beast Wars and Beast Machines to Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Lockdown. While the series always had comedic elements, the comedy was ratcheted way up in the Japanese dub of Beast Wars, resulting in a very different tone for the series - one that Lockdown seems to be having trouble coping with. Keep reading to watch the Japanese language animation!
On their Facebook page, Voodoo Robots has posted a few new photos showing that their Ratchet-derived figure Salus is close to being ready to head out for sale. While the images note final colors may vary still, it has a very complete looking deco and is presenting quite a bit more strongly than the testshots seen at Botcon this summer. Keep reading to check it out!
It is truly the age of combiners, as now to balance the scales tipping towards the various Devastators, we have a new player turning up to give Menasor a shot. TransFormMission has posted prototype photos of Breakdown and Wildrider, showing them in robot forms in some detail, and vehicle forms in various groupings. They also provided a size comparison to Masterpiece Sideswipe to give a sense of the intended scale. A largely greyed over diagram of their intended Menasor was posted as well, which we've enhanced for better visibility. Click through to see it all!
Mastermind Creations has posted photos of a black and purple redeco of their main five Feral rex figures to their Facebook page, announcing them as an exclusive set to be sold at STGCC, the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention, taking place on September 12 and 13. No pricing is mentioned currently, but between the original prices and being a limited run exclusive, we can start to image. As far as distribution outside the convention, it will likely depend on what stock is left afterward. Keep reading to check out the photos.
Thanks to a whole slew of updated listings on Amazon Japan we've got good looks at several products due for release in the near future, some of which we're seeing for the first time. Included among these is Bumblebee Supreme Mode, featuring an armored robot form, Battle Grimlock, retooled from the Fall of Cybertron Voyager, and a QTF Halloween-themed Hello Kitty using the Optimus Prime base body. There's plenty more to see, so click through for mirrored images!
Third party Transformers news for the week ending August 29th, 2015.
Includes the latest news from FansProject, Gigapower, Keith's Fantasy Club, Mastermind Creations, Play With This Too, Reprolabels, Toyworld, Transformission, Voodoo Robots and X-Transbots.
Screen shot this week is the android police from the 1979 film THX 1138.
Get your views in on the Transformers movies listed on Netflix as they will be removed from the listing at the end of September. Transformers: Age of Extinction and a number of other films such as the Hunger Games, World War Z that are part of the Epix distribution deal, have not been renewed at this time. We've been here before, where the deal was done only to be re-done at the zero-hour. Read on to see the quote from Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
BBTS have let us know they have posted an order listing for the MP-11T Masterpiece Thundercracker from Takara Tomy. Here is the next in the line of what will likely be the whole Seeker line in the Masterpiece scale line. The figure is listed for shipping in December of this year at a price of $199 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
. Read on to see the images for the full details on the MP-11T Masterpiece Thundercracker figure in robot and jet modes.
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See, this is what happens when you leave a giant copper dinosaur
outside for too long: it turns green. Photos have appeared on Weibo showing a Robots In Disguise edition of last year's outsized Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure. It's pretty easy to tell from the photos that it's the Age of Extinction
toy in RID colors. Maybe the electronics will gain some Khary Payton voice clips? No way to know yet, but keep reading to have a better look at the toy for now!
In a reveal taking cues from the iconic G1 comic panel by Geoff Senior, the Transformers Collector's Club revealed the combined form of the Mayhem Attack Squad: Thunder Maximus! While Thunderwing was never a part of the original roster(s) of the Mayhem Attack Squad, neither did the Wreckers become a combiner with Emirate Xaaron's head - so thematically, it fits pretty well with Generations Ruination! Keep reading to see the image.
Alfes has also posted a photo review of Adventure Override, the recolor of Legends Groove. Based on the Triggerbot, but sadly lacking any included guns. Though Alfes makes the best of the situation in borrowing some! The photos show Override compared to Generations Groove, as well as connected to Defensor. Once again, we've mirrored a few of the photos, but there's plenty more at the original post, so keep reading to see the photos and the link back to the blog!
Alfes2010 has posted up a new gallery showing off TAV-25 Runabout, the TakaraTomy release of the Legends Blackjack mold. Along with comparisons to Blackjack and Rodimus, Alfes also points out the greater similarity Runabout has to G1 Menasor's chestplate car. We also get a good look at the paint apps giving the visor head separate eyes, which has not been clearly shown previously. We've mirrored a selection of photos, but there's lots more to see at the original blog post, so click through to have a look and get the link!
We recently reported on some good news regarding Unite Warriors Menasor, where the side-to-side hip ratchets on Motormaster had been modified to give the toy its correctly intended stance and movement range. The news gets better, because via multiple reports we've determined this same change has made it to the production of Battle Core Optimus. Thanks to payres on TFW, we have a couple photos demonstrating the new and improved leg positioning. We've got them mirrored, so keep reading to have a look!