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!
This is a question we've seen pop up a bit since the revised reveal of Impactor this morning: What's the point of giving the toy that can't hand-hold any accessories a pile of extra handheld gear? And why Arcee's accessories specifically when there's Construct-Bots, Arms Microns, and even Japanese Transformers Go! accessories potentially on the table? We can't be entirely certain, but we can see a little bit of logic that lets us make educated guesses. Keep reading to learn what we've put together.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: I Can't Believe It's Not Cliffjumper! Takara-Tomy announces MP-21R Red Bumblebee! Also new information on Transformers Devastation, new third party Headmasters from Fansproject and that strange Hasbro fan survey! All that and more on Radio Free Cybertron 432!
The Transformers Game Facebook page has added the character trailer for Sideswipe today, following from the posting of the bio sheet and concept art pieces earlier this week. The video follows the usual format we expect now, cycling through Sideswipe's moveset as a car and robot, as well as giving an extended look at the "elevator" stage, fighting a group of Insecticons. You always get to hear a bit of the voice performance ...for better or worse. We've got screencaps, plus the embedded video, so click through to check it all out.
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Newsarama has brought us another early look at the preview for next week's Transformers comic. More Than Meets The Eye issue 44 will be hitting shops next Wednesday, after a slight delay - this was to be the August issue, remember. But better slightly late than not at all. Meanwhile, just as with the iTunes preview we'll warn that this preview contains perhaps more spoilers than usual, so keep that in mind before proceeding! Click through to read the preview pages and be back here early next week for the review.
Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron's Melllvarr, we've got our first look at the next figure shipping from TFSS 3. Coming to subscriber mailboxes is Tarantulas, using the Generations Junkion mold and accompanied by a pair of Arms Microns. Alas, Melllvarr's copy of the figure, among the first to be shown in hand, features a prominent QC defect in missing one of the chest guns, so remember to always inspect carefully each figure you receive! We've got two photos, so click through and take a look.
Yesterday the Transformers Collectors Club unveiled Subscription Service 4.0 figure Bludgeon. Today, we have the reveal of their final INDIVIDUAL figure reveal, IMPACTOR with bonus weapons pack. However, that doesnt mean TFSS 4.0 is done yet! Tomorrow we will see a reveal of the COMBINED mode of the Mayhem Attack Squad! And we have a couple last minute art reveals on their way as well! Read on for more details on Subscription Service 4.0.
ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1288
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Hasbro Asia has posted an image showing off the design for the collector coin in package that will come with tomorrow's release of Masterpiece Bluestreak! For us that's Blue Bluestreak, but since the silver version of Bluestreak was simply named "Streak" in Japan, this release is titled "Bluestreak" on the package to differentiate it from regular Streak. Keep reading to see a less confusing image!
The official QTransformers website has updated, and the latest set of cast reveals include Thundercracker, Skywarp, and Arcee! While prototypes have been shown for the Seekers, it's currently unknown if Arcee will get her own toy or simply make a TV appearance - but with the popularity of QTF in Japan and the fact that nearly every other character that's appeared on the show has a figure, it seems a fair bet. Keep reading to see the photo!
If you've recently ordered any Combiner Wars merchandise from site sponsor Robotkingdom, you may have a small delay in your preorder being shipped. The good news is, the delay is to include the new sticker sheet for Defensor and Optimus Maximus! The promotional images only show a few of the stickers applied, but some added detail on your Protectobots and 1984 Team couldn't hurt anything, right? Read on for some images and more details!
FansProject has posted a bunch of photos of upcoming figures this morning, including LER-04 Severo (AKA Grimlock) and its DX version which comes with a crown and throne! Also on display are Ryu-Oh (Dinoking) and the Tricerabot shell for its core figure Dinoichi(Kakuryu)! Read on to see it all!
Combiner Wars meets Masterpiece in another photo shoot from Gikpa, who has found a way to attach the Masterpiece Bumblebee mold (the G2 variety in this case) to the Combiner Wars Optimus torso, and still getting Legends Rodimus in there too! While the method of combination is not shown in these photos, it's still an interesting and not at all bad looking custom combined form. We've mirrored a few of the photos, but there's many more at Gikpa's Facebook, which you can find linked below. Keep reading to check it all out!
By way of a pack-in catalog image, we have what we believe is the first look at Transformers Adventure Stepper, originally revealed as part of the fourth VS pack some months back. Just as expected from the name and the silhouette of the Jazz toy as a placeholder, this is very much a classic Stepper (or Ricochet), and similar to Gold Armor Grimlock features a modified headsculpt with a visor rather than Jazz's separate eyes. We've got the image mirrored, so click through and have a look!
The Transformers Game Facebook page has updated once again, offering up a couple pieces of concept art for Sideswipe. Though not as detailed in to a development process as some of the prior reveals, these are nice pieces of clean lineart that reflect Sideswipe's appearance in the game and are still fun little bits of background to see. Keep reading to see both pieces of art!
Genmon Photo Vault on Facebook again offers a set of excellent photos. This time looking at the just-released Unite Warriors Menasor wearing the Perfect Combiner PC-01 hands and feet and the PC-04 body kit. Besides showing how the parts look on the Takara release, they do a great job of demonstrating just what kind of mobility Menasor can have using the parts. If you've been on the fence about either upgrade, these might be what sells you. Click through to see it yourself!
Our friend chuckdawg has stopped by the forums to once again share with us a new review video. This time he's looking at the Toys R Us exclusive Optimus Prime vs Megatronus Legion Class Two Pack from Clash of The Transformers. Optimus is another recolor of the existing RID Optimus Legion, while Megatronus is new, but isn't without faults to be found. We've got the video embedded below, so keep reading and take a look!
From the Facebook page of Genmon Photo Vault, we've got a great look at the color testshot of Boost, X-Transbots' take on Windcharger. Though this example is said to be without any paint work, it's already looking quite nice, and the photos go through a nice overview including a step-by-step look at how the arms and legs transform, plus size comparisons with similar figures. There's also a couple quick glimpses of a testshot of Hatch - the unofficial Tailgate sharing this mold. Click through to check it out!