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!
Coming on May 22nd along with Brake-Neck, Quickslinger, the trademark-renamed Slingshot is a redeco and head retool of Firefly. As expected, the deco may be a bit on the bland side, but how does the figure hold up overall, and how does it do at completing Superion? We have a review in video, as well as text and photos. To see it all click here!
SPRING CLEANING SALE!
We need to clean out our warehouse to make room for all the great products coming in! Prices have been reduced on over 3000 items with a total of 4800 items on sale! Check out the featured sale items from Transformers, GI Joe 50th Anniversary, and Batman 75th Anniversary, The Walking Dead, DC Comics, NECA, Figuarts and more!
By way of Daim Choc at 2005, a Taiwanese Facebook user Weisheng () has posted images of the upcoming One-Step Thunderhoof! The figure looks pretty decent and has an interesting-looking transformation, and is shown with an orange rifle that would not look out of place in the hands of G1 Roadbuster. Keep reading to see!
Singapore's Facebook fan group Planet Iacon has posted a new image of Unite Warriors Superion! This version of the figure adjusts color balance and substitutes white for black on Superion's hands and feet to achieve a more G1-inspired look... which is also why Alpha Bravo has been sidelined in favor of Slingshot, of course. Keep reading to see the photo!
It looks like QTransformers must've done pretty well, because thanks to Autobase Aichi we know the Decks Tokyo Beach store is holding a QTF event where you can have a card stamped with the faces of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Lockdown, and G1 Prime/Convoy to receive a special gift. Also on display are QTransformers phone straps, buttons featuring lines from the animation, and even a "life-size" model of QTransformers Bumblebee! Keep reading to see the event!