A Weibo leak yesterday clued us in to the existence of a second electronic device Transformer from Xiaomi, makers of the tablet Soundwave released at about this time last year. Today we have package images of the Optimus Prime device, revealing it to be not a tablet, but a functioning USB battery! The back of the package states it includes "2 3.6V 6500 mAh, non-replaceable, rechargeable Li-ion batteries", giving it a total capacity of 13,000 mAh. Quite decent, though we expect the price to be out of proportion for its capacity given that it also becomes a robot! Click through to see the new images.
If you're wanting a Quintessa figure after seeing Transformers: The Last Knight... well, there's basically only one option and it's probably not exactly what you're looking for. Dengeki Hobby has posted some new high quality images of the Mission to Cybertron subline, and it's probably the best look we've yet had at the tiny, tiny Quintessa that's included with Infernocus! It's a nice sculpt, but yeah: tiny. Keep reading for all the photos!
Typically Transformers movies have had budgets around the 200 million dollar level, which includes The Last Knight with an estimated budget of $217 million - which according to Box Office Mojo, it still has not made back in its domestic ticket sales* as of July 20th. With this in mind, it's perhaps little surprise that the next movie up, the prequel focused on Bumblebee is being run much more lean. Screenrant has reported on the situation and given us a surprisingly low budget projection for the movie. Keep reading to find out what the film will be working with!
Our second Titans Return collector card image to be leaked today is not as life changing as a Headmaster Arcee might be for some, but it is interesting in its own right. That same Weibo source put up an image of a collector card for Titan Master Ultra Magnus. Why is this interesting? For one thing, because Titan Master pricepoint items don't have collector cards! And neither do Titans Return box sets, for which Ultra Magnus is believed to have been intended at one time. Keep reading to see the image and for more information!
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This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It's SDCC weekend! Like always that means TONS of Transformers news! The big news this week is Power of the Primes! What is it? What's gimmick? How does it tie to Titans Return and Combiner Wars? And, most importantly, is it awesome? Well, it's got Pretenders, Powermasters, combiners, and all sorts of Transformer-ey goodness. So, all signs point to yes! We have firsthand accounts of today's Transformers panel in San Diego! Also, we also talk about recent news around The Titans Return animated series, TFCon reveals, changes to Rescue Bots, what's coming to IDW in 2018 and lots more! But, really, you want to know about Power of the Primes, and we've got that. Plus all that other stuff we mentioned.
After making collections of all of these pop culture staples, which was brandons dream, Han Cholo gained the license from Hasbro to make Officially Licensed Transformers Jewelry. Gearing up for the release of the many exclusives at San Diego Comic con, Han Cholo found it fitting to make their release date of the Transformers jewelry collection to go along with the release of Transformers: The Dark Knight. With the new fans of the franchise excited about the movie Brandon wanted to give something to the old school fans of the 80s Cartoon and thats just what he did. Basing the collection on Generation 1 toys, the first rollout features Optimus Prime, Megatron and Soundwave in all their glory.
Just in from SDCC 2017 is a look at the new IDW inspired Drift character that will be offered as a highly detailed non-Transforming figure from Flame Toys. Set to be the first in their Re-Edit series. The 01 Drift figure is slated to include extensive articulation with more than 50 joints. The figure features super detailing, die-cast metal weapons, LED light elements, and will offered as First and Super Color versions. See the images below of the full color production figure after the jump.
Just in at SDCC 2017, the amazing Transformers The Last Knight diorama display video. We know you cannot be here, so we bring the show to you with these handy videos of the actual toy displays that you can watch. The next best thing to being there. Note, use the playback speed feature on YouTube if the video moves too fast for you.
Just in SDCC 2017 Transformers Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots display video. We know you cannot be here, so we bring the show to you with these handy videos of the actual toy displays that you can watch. The next best thing to being there. Note, use the playback speed feature on YouTube if the video moves too fast for you.
Just in SDCC 2017 Tranformers The Last Knight display video. We know you cannot be here, so we bring the show to you with these handy videos of the actual toy displays that you can watch. The next best thing to being there. Note, use the playback speed feature on YouTube if the video moves too fast for you.
We're still jammin' at SDCC 2017 with more of what you are looking for. We know you cannot be here, so we bring the show to you with these handy videos of the actual toy displays that you can watch. The next best thing to being there. Note, use the playback speed feature on YouTube if the video moves too fast for you.
It's Weibo Leak Season once again! User who broke the Arcee news earlier has now posted an image of what appears to be an Optimus Prime figure that turns into a tablet, much like last year's SDCC Tablet Soundwave! But this one seems to have a new accessory: a backpack that resembles Xiaomi's USB power bank accessory and a Laser Optimus Prime style sword attachment! Keep reading to see the photo!
It's time! Hasbro has begun collecting the final votes for the Transformers Hall of Fame, with winners to be announced at HasCon 2017. Nine entrants are represented across three categories - with five out of the nine matching your top Hall of Fame choices in our voting last week! There are separate polls on Facebook and Instagram, so click through for links to both!
It appears Hasbro is fulfilling, at last, the 30 year-old dream of a young man who would come to be known as Transformers fandom legend "Headmaster" Don Ferguson, the man who asked them year after year for a certain figure to happen. A leak from one of the usual Weibo sources has revealed the trading card art for Titans Return Deluxe Arcee with Leinad! We don't know how or where this figure will be released yet, but there are some things we can make out from the art. Mainly? She's a remold. Keep reading for details!
Hasbro Pulse has updated following the Transformers brand presentation at SDCC 2017. The subject of this latest posting is to share many of the design process images that panel-goers were shown as part of the overall presentation on Thursday. From basic art to establish the desired appearance of a toy, through CAD models and all the way to the familiar grey prototype stage, we've got looks at Dragonstorm, Nitro, the brand new Bumblebee coming in wave 3, and more! We've mirrored the images, click through and take a look.
Thursday afternoon following the Transformers brand panel at San Diego Comic Con, our coverage team got to spend a few minutes talking to Ashley Creedon, Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing & Development for Transformers, and Lenny Panzica, Senior Product Designer on Transformers. The video interview covered a number of questions, including the future of the Titans return boxsets, all the way to what we can expect of the HasCon experience later this year. You can find the video of the interview below, as well as a transcription for easy reference. Click through to watch now!