Optimus Prime is back! What will this mean for Autobots, both on Cybertron and Earth? And what will General Flagg do now that he's apparently declared himself President pro tempore
of the United States? All of these questions and a Generations Viper cameo in Transformers vs. GI Joe #8
! Written by Tom Scioli and John Barber with art, colors, and lettering by Scioli. Continue to the review!
As new residents flow in from the colonies, Cybertron's social problems begin to find new life when post-war politics clash with the cultural beliefs of the newcomers. But amid this, a family relationship already damaged by the war may end up as the tipping point to the fragile peace completely giving way. "The Transgressors", written by John Barber, art by Andrew Griffith, colored by Josh Perez. Click to read the review!
Newsarama jumped in a bit early, sneaking the preview for the latest issue of Transformers vs GI Joe under the radar. Issue 8, delayed yet an extra week past when the SDCC IDW panel promised it would reach shops is finally on the way. And you can find out a little later just what this issue holds when we bring you the first review of this issue. Stay tuned! In the interplanetary war between the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, anything can happen... and does.
The Transformers Game Facebook page has shared some new images from the upcoming Transformers Devastation, spotlighting Grimlock. Robot and dinosaur modes are represented, and as expected, Grimlock is shown to burn, bash, and tear through enemies. We're hoping to see some new gameplay video released soon, but even the screenshots are enough to keep up excitement for a really fun looking game! Click through to have a look at the new shots.
Some Big Announcements this week from Premium Collectables.
Firstly our VIP Loyalty Program.
We are now introducing the Premium Collectables VIP Loyalty Club,
This will be automatic to those who qualify and be valid for 12 months therafter.
What it is, why is it gonna be any good.
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Hot Toys has shared an enormous gallery of images of their Optimus Prime Starscream Version figure! From wearing Starscream's Null Rays as a cannon pack to examining Starscream's severed head to opening his chest to reveal the Matrix as plain old Optimus Prime, it's very unlikely there's any facet of this nice looking toy that goes unseen in a gallery like this. Read on to see it!
TakaraTomy has posted eighteen
new transformation videos to YouTube, including some for as-yet unreleased figures! Most noteworthy is the complex and feature-packed TAV21 Optimus Prime! Keep reading for that video, plus TAVVS03 Phantomjaw, TAV25 Runabout and TAV26 Override and a link to TakaraTomy's YouTube channel for the rest!
This week's episode of QTransformers II is titled something like "The Road To Explaining The Movie Very Well," and it will probably not surprise you to learn that this week's fourth `bot is none other than Rodimus! Since it's in Japanese there's no telling for most of us just how
well they explained The Transformers: The Movie
...but Lockdown doesn't seem to respond to their explanations very well. Click through to watch!
In an incredible display of relevance, the group Shadow Fisher has unveiled via their Weibo page a set of upgrade parts for Colossus, Fansproject's attempt to improve the Energon-era Combaticon set. Given limited availability of all the required base parts at this stage, and subsequent Bruticus options, the market demand for this is questionable at best. Shadow Fisher has images of the combined form and individuals using the new parts, which seem to be CG laid over photos for demonstration purposes. Keep reading to check it out.
Facebook user Stanley Cheung has shared photos of SparkToys' upcoming figure based on Dreamwave's The War Within Optimus Prime design. This prototype was on display at an unspecified location, and is most likely the same piece seen in photos recently. The figure is secured in a clear display case, permitting views of both modes. We've got the photos mirrored, so click through and take a look!
As they prepare for their second crowdfunding campaign, Play With This Too has released a photo of their prototype Boneyard figure - based on Grimlock's Pretender Shell - with full paint. Promising information about the "remix" Kickstarter campaign in the near future, Play With This Too is taking a more active lead on this one with a full new figure prototype to show before any fundraising gets underway. We're very hopeful that this effort will be successful, and Boneyard and figures like it will be available for purchase in the near future. Keep reading to see the full promo image.
Lunar Toy Store has shared an image of SparkToys' companion to War Within Optimus Prime, a War Within-style Megatron figure! Currently it's at the concept design phase, but given the positive response to WW Optimus Prime it's got a pretty fair chance. Read on to see the image!
More from Victor Wong on Facebook, now showing off Voyager Wave 4's Battle Core Optimus out of the box. A quick photo overview shows off the toy, including a side by side with the original release of Combiner Wars Optimus, although at least in that mode the robot head is the only point of retooling. Despite one combined form shot, we still haven't gotten a look to see the rumored retooling inside the combiner chest, but hopefully soon! Keep reading to take a look.
Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna, frequently the first on the block with the latest Collector's Club offerings is bringing us yet another first look at the latest subscription service toy to be sent out. This time it's Serpent O.R., the GI Joe crossover figure, which can now join Hasbro's Viper in a DeceptiCobra airforce. While Serpent O.R. still isn;t as nice looking as the mockups, John's photos certainly paint the figure in a great light. Click through to check them out!
YouTuber Silver Knight has posted a TV spot from Brazil for the RID Happy Meal toys! Besides featuring a pretty nice CGI Bumblebee, the ad features the four choices available: the Sideswipe and Grimlock toys from the US promotion, and Bumblebee and Optimus Prime facemasks. In fact, I'd say they're more tiaras based on how they work. Click through to watch the ad!
Victor Wong has posted images to the HK-TF Facebook page showing off his latest acquisition: Battle Core Optimus Prime! While certain sites like site sponsor BBTS had listed Battle Core Prime as shipping in July, that didn't pan out. But with an August ship date for the Deluxes and an HK sighting, it's not going to be that much longer. Read on to see photographic proof!
Are we sure this isn't Skywarp in disguise? Because it just appeared out of nowhere: a preorder page for the MP-11 version of Masterpiece Starscream at ToysRUs! Unlike the Takara release it has a toy-accurate blue nosecone, though it's lost its coronation gear. It's due out October 1st at a price of $59.99 - if you're interested, it may be best to preorder now before TRU jacks the price up like they always do. Read on for a link!