While the Deluxe price point seems to be a completely lost cause, we have word of a new Leader Class sighting from The Last Knight. flamingunicron
has reported, with photo, of the presence and purchase of Leader Wave 2 Dragonstorm at a Toys R Us in Cerritos, California. Only a gift receipt is shown, but we can assume this was stocked at the standard movie Leader price of $49.99. With this getting in the normal distribution system, it'll be time to start hunting once again if the two-in-one dragon robot is something you've been waiting for!
This nearly slipped past us yesterday! The @tfwiki Twitter has posted a photo of the resin Volcanicus prototype from HasCon that shows yet another way to dispose of your two spare hands. See, Voyager torsobots are now going to ship with a pair of dedicated feet, and each limb will have its own separate hand. But there's another way to stow them, one that might even be more beneficial than padding out Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus' torso. Read on to find out!
Thanks to @miiakira2017 on Twitter we have even more looks at early Transformers concept designs from Japan. These are more even more fantastic than before with looks at two different base concepts.
The first is what looks like a transforming case that is a mock mountain that opens up to reveal a multi-teir base with all kinds of ramps, ladders, weapons and what appears to be Sky Spy type probe. The other is much more Diaclone looking with a big carrier type base with tiny-looking tank treads to indicate scale.
Via the McDonald's Happy Meal website, we've got the promo image for the next Happy Meal theme coming to McDonald's locations in the US. Robots in Disguise will be making its third appearance alongside a hamburger and apple chips, featuring character figures of Bumblebee, Optimus, Strongarm, and Grimlock, as well as small masks of each of the characters. As is the typical process, the promotion runs with a My Little Pony option for kids more interested in that than robots. We've copied the Transformers promo image, click through to take a look!
Walmart continues to be the exclusive retailer for all things Movie Hot Rod in the US - though they seem in no hurry to get the Premier Edition toy on shelves. But today a listing has been found on Walmart's website for a Hallmark ornament of the character which will be carried exclusively in Walmart stores. The ornament is shown to be 3 inches tall, and is priced at $7.47, even though it can't be ordered online. The complex details of a movie design seem to have translated less well than did the G1 designs in prior Hallmark efforts. But you can see and judge for youself when you check out all the images in the gallery below!
The Hascon early access Titans Return Arcee went pretty quick once it came in stock on Hasbro Toy Shop this week, and customers outside of locations HTS will ship were out of luck entirely. But there may be another chance for everyone coming up. In the latest newsletter from our sponsor Robot Kingdom, they've announced they'll be listing the Hascon Edition Arcee as of October 1st. No further details are known just yet, but they promise updates to be forthcoming on that. There may be a bit higher price to pay for this than on HTS, but we suspect it might be better than general secondary market prices right now!
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1. Starting from 11th September 2017, for all Star Wars orders over USD60 will come with a FREE Star Wars plastic folder as GIFT!
For all Star Wars orders over USD120 will come with a FREE Star Wars notebook!
We're excited to launch a new feature this week, called "Why, Transformers?" - or "WhyTF?" for catchier branding purposes. This new video series features Eric Crownover (aka EricCrowbar) joining Chris (aka ExVee) to discuss a question each week around a topic of interest. For the first episode, Chris and Eric talk about why we believe there were once going to be as many as four Titans Return box sets, and why we ultimately only got two - even though those two that came out look to have performed significantly better than the Combiner Wars sets. Click through to watch the episode right now!
MakeToys has announced via Twitter that after negotiations with retailers, their Galaxy Meteor figure will be released after all! The way they made it work: a price reduction to $99.99, which just makes it even better. MakeToys thanked all its fans for their support and love - and we certainly hope to see sales for Galaxy Meteor reflect the passion that people had for getting it made. Fingers crossed, but in the meantime, keep reading for more info!
We reported earlier on TakaraTomy's release of Cogman being postponed with no projected new release date, but today we've also learned a little more about the (probably largely theoretical) North American Hasbro release of the figure. Entertainment Earth has posted the case loadout for Deluxe Wave 4, and it's not very good news. As expected, Cogman is the only new figure is the wave, but what it ships with should be cause for concern. Keep reading to find out what you can expect.
Previews World has posted the latest order sheets, giving us not only our first look at the regular comic titles heading to shops in December, but also three collected volumes that'll be coming along in January. Our regular entries include Lost Light
13 and Optimus Prime
14, joined by the highly anticipated Till All Are One Annual 2017
, plus the new miniseries Transformers vs Visionaries
launches! You can find full solicits and cover preview for most of these titles below.
to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 9/20/2017!
Returning home from his on-location coverage of the Bumblebee movie production location in Santa Cruz, our own BaCon discovered the entry signs for a second site just north of the city. He describes it as going up a remote mountain road toward the redwood forest, and he saw riding horses being brought in, though as one would expect, access beyond the security gate was not possible. We've got a photo of the entryway below, and we'll be keeping an eye out for more from this area!
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LAIKA, the animation studio of Bumblebee
director Travis Knight
, has posted an image of Knight from the set of the film! He's leaning on the hood of a heavily-modified 1971 Plymouth GTX that can be seen to have a Decepticon emblem on its hood medallion. The identity of this character is not known at present, but we'll likely find out more as we closer to the release of the film next year. Keep reading for the photo!
The miserable distribution of the Deluxe pricepoint of Transformers The Last Knight Premier Edition has probably left you feeling little hope of seeing the tail-end new mold Cogman available for purchase in a store or online without buying a case assortment of things you might already have - or simply don't want
- along with it. The TakaraTomy release of the figure, solicited for the end of October then seemed like a good safety net, provided you were able to get a preorder while they were available. Unfortunately it seems that wasn't so secure of a backup plan either. Keep reading to find out more.
Writer James Roberts
has revealed that More Than Meets The Eye
artist Alex Milne
will be making his return with Lost Light
#13! It's a standalone issue, Roberts reports on Twitter, but also promised that Milne would later be returning for a longer run. Excellent news to be sure! Keep reading to see the tweets, along with a cover for issue #13!