As always, TakaraTomy has posted the new episode of Transformers Adventure - better known as "Robots In Disguise, except in Japanese" - to their YouTube channel! Keep reading to be confused, English speakers!
The official BotCon Twitter has posted stating that the registration system is not ready and will not be ready until after the US Memorial Day holiday weekend. This would put registration as likely beginning on Tuesday, May 26th - roughly three weeks before the actual start of the convention. Keep reading for the Tweets.
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May Mayhem begins! Hasbro's goal with is to provide collectors of the Transformers Generations line with a robust multi-platform experience, With the combination of amazing new toys and comics from IDW. Fans will be able to get the Exclusive Quickslinger and Break-Neck from online retailers as well as discounts on other Combiner Wars toys, all leading up to the week of May 25th when Transformers Hall of Fame events kick-off. Read on for the official details.
Hisashi Yuki of TakaraTomy continues his role as distributor of preview photos with TAV18 Drift! The Transformers Adventure equivalent of Robots In Disguise Warrior Class Drift, the figure does look pretty nice with the extra paint. Keep reading to see!
User "narrative" of the Chinese-language ACToys forums has posted some new images of Combiner Wars Devastator! This is the standard release verion, with no vac-metal and the cartoon-accurate visored face. Most notable is how puny the massive Combiner Wars Ultra Prime and Menasor figures look next to it. They barely come up to his waist. Keep reading to see the comparison!
Site sponsors TFSource and Robot Kingdom have put up preorder pages for Platinum Edition Trypticon! Robot Kingdom lists the price as $159.90 US and a ship date of June 23rd, while TFSource lists the figure at $199.99 and a ship date of July. Since Robot Kingdom tends to get things a week or so early and sport prices that are slightly lower before shipping and handling charges, this all seems consistent. Given the ship date, don't be surprised if you see these at BotCon. Read on for preorder links!
By way of Planet Iacon, we have Dengeki Hobby's photos of MP-26 Road Rage in Vehicle Mode! As with previous Transformers renditions of the Diaclone "Red Tracks" design, the flame deco on the hood is entirely intact except for the addition of an Autobot symbol in place of the Corvette Stingray "CS" design. Keep reading for a closer look!
Autobase Aichi has brought our attention to TakaraTomy's preorder pages for Black Convoy and Armada Megatron! Interestingly, while Scourge from the original Robots In Disguise is listed with his original name of "Black Convoy," Megatron is listed as "Armada Megatron," and not as Micron Legend Megatron. Either way, at 3500 Yen Scourge will run you less than half what the TFCC version goes for on eBay, and Megatron will be kind of pricy at 7500 Yen. Release is scheduled for June 20th-21st. Keep reading for photos!
Retailers in the United States have begun activating their stock of the special extra Combiner Wars figures Quickslinger and Brake-Neck tonight. While individual policies and performance are varying, we know at least that BigBadToyStore is rationing out their supply with a strict limit, and a staggered release of the figures in to inventory. But given these are appearing at every major and most specialty online stores, they should be relatively plentiful at least in the short term. To find out more, click through for links to our reviews of the figures!
BigBadToyStore has just let us know they're now taking preorders for UW-03 Defensor, the TakaraTomy edition of Combiner Wars Defensor exclusively featuring a Deluxe-size Groove. As this item is a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive in Japan, this is likely to be your best and easiest bet in obtaining this boxed set at a reasonable price. Keep reading for more info and a link to the product page!
With about 25 days remaining before the first planned activities of this year's Botcon, it looks like registration will finally go live sometime on Friday, May 22. The Botcon Twitter account posted a notice to this effect, and an update to botcon.com goes in to slightly more detail, anticipating pre-reg so long as no technical issues present themselves in the meantime. Along with this, images of this year's t-shirt and hat were also posted. Click through and check out the images and a quote from the update.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Chris shows off Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Titan-class Devastator shows up on Amazon, more possible Botcon exclusives leak, Dystopia still available and Kilby will be tormented, X-Transbots Andras Swarm Leader (aka NOT Scourge) up for pre-order, Botcon is less than a month away--ARE YOU READY? All this and more!!
Thanks again to Planet Iacon, Following the leaking images of the SDCC 2015 Combiner Wars Devastator Special Edition in the box. We have a new image showing the figure out of the box. Get a better look at the all new, combined, figures from the promotional poster that shows the Devastator figure with much more details and a better look at his chest-plate and weapon accessories.
TakaraTomy has also posted pages for all of their June TF Adventure products, as collected in one place by Autobase Aichi. June will bring Drift, versions of Legends Powerglide and Cosmos, the Strongarm/Phantomjaw 2-pack, and a pair of 1-step figures of Grimlock and Steeljaw. Keep reading for high-quality photos!
Autobase Aichi has posted the official TakaraTomy photos of Unite Warriors Guardian! Takara has gone all-out and created a deluxe Groove for the set, which is planned to be a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive. Here's hoping Hasbro brings it out here, because otherwise it's going to be expensive. Keep reading to see!
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