Season Three of Transformers Rescue Bots premieres on The Hub Discovery Family Channel this Saturday, and Hasbro is planning a special Twitter event for the occasion. The cast of the show and the @HasbroNews Twitter account will be live tweeting the premiere under the hashtag #TFRescueBots. Keep an eye on that tag on Saturday for more info, but for now keep reading to see the announcement!
YouTuber Felzbug has posted reviews of the first two entries in TakaraTomy's Transformers Legends line! The latest entry in the Classics/Universe/Generations line - the Japanese equivalents having been Henkei/Gentei/United/Generations - Rattrap is a recolor of the recent Generations Deluxe figure, where Optimus Primal is the modified version of the original Ultra-class gorilla figure that was created for the 10th anniversary of Beast Wars. Check out both reviews after the jump!
News is moving pretty quickly on MP-05G Megatron. The Man As The Golden Gun is now supported by official photography, plus some in-hand photos have also surfaced. On top of that, Planet Iacon has posted images of the diecast, nontransforming Reflector camera that is going to be given away with the figure. Keep reading to see it all!
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has reviewed the One-Step Changer Galvatron from Age of Extinction, and in his estimation it's the best of the line, with a nifty and unique transformation method. It's worth seeing for yourself, and it's a good and concise review at 3:48, so keep reading and check it out!
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Since appearing out of the blue during TFCon Chicago, Toyworld's Grant, a downscaled, improved take on Grand Maximus has attracted a lot of attention. T2RX6 has posted the first video review of this figure to Youtube in order to answer a lot of curiosity for those who weren't at TFCon to see one of these personally. Showing a range of size comparisons and testing cross compatibility with other Headmaster heads, the video covers just about all the bases for this mystery figure. Click through to check out the embedded video review!
Newly listed on Amazon, an omnibus collection of the Transformers: Spotlight series is due in March of 2015. The Spotlight series ran on and off alongside other IDW "main" titles for much of the publisher's history with the franchise before an extended hiatus which ceased at the end of 2012 for a six issue run. This omnibus is listed as volume 1, and collects the first 13 Spotlight issues, which should cover from Shockwave to Mirage and leaves another 18 to be divided among future volumes. This volume has a list price of $24.99. Keep reading to see the cover art for this collection!
Zap2It has updated their listings for Rescue Bots with descriptions of the fifth and sixth episodes of season three, titled "Unfinished Business" and "No Place Like Dome". While Zap2It's listings currently do not specify the air dates, they can be expected to broadcast on Discovery Family Channel on November 15th and 22nd, respectively. Click through to read the episode summaries!
After giving Apple devices an extended headstart for most of October, Angry Birds Transformers is now available through the Google Play store. A run-and-shoot game with Transformerized Angry Birds characters, it's gotten good marks from many players- including Radio Free Cybertron's own Rob Springer, who liked it enough to go nab some of the Telepods toys to unlock new Autobirds and Deceptihogs. Keep reading for the link!
The E-Hobby page for Transformers Cloud has updated with what may well be the final story image for the line. It'd make for a good wrapup, showing all eight Cloud figures to date. The story page seems to conclude with Optimus Prime declaring "Everyone... I'm home," which would reinforce the sense of closure suggested by the piece. Keep reading to see the image!
Autobase Aichi has clued us in to an update on the Japanese Playstation Goods Store- namely Optimus Prime Featuring Original Playstation! PSX Prime ships to Japan in February 2014, and can be preordered now (in Japan) for 10,800 Yen or about $108 USD. There's also an OPfOP TShirt, which seems to be a preorder bonus. Keep reading to see, and for a handy link to send to your middleman service in Japan!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: News and opinions from TFCon! We share our thoughts on the 3rd Party Panel, the sales floor, the convention as a whole. Also the guys talk about Botcon 2015, the possible forthcoming Leader Class Ultra Magnus. All that and way way WAY more in this jam-packed edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
Michael Bay has previously suggested he might leave Transformers films behind, but kept coming back for more, but this time it may be the real thing. Having stated again that he would leave the franchise to other hands after Age of Extinction, Bay has reinforced this by engaging in talks to direct an upcoming project, "13 Hours", as reported by Variety. If Bay becomes attached to this film, it would likely keep him too occupied to get involved with production of the fifth Transformers movie. Unless Bay reverses once again, we may be looking at a Transformers movie under new guidance.
PlanckEpoch has posted on TFW of his in-store sighting for the final assortment of Deluxe Age of Extinction figures. The assortment carrying Snarl, Bumblebee's updated form, and Hot Shot the very much Tracks recolor of Crosshairs was spotted at Target in Portland, Oregon. The release of these toys to stores effectively marks the end of main line retail releases of AOE, with the only things remaining being various exclusives such as Plantium sets. Click through for photographic proof, and happy hunting!
The second figure for the Ordin combiner is now revealed O-02 Alberich! Forming the right arm of Ordin. Alberich combines with the other 4 figures (sold separately) to form the Mighty Ordin who will stand approximately 37CM/15" tall and is roughly the same size as MMC's Feral Cons. The figure is now up for $94.95 each at TFSource. Pre-order the figures now at the following page Unique Toys - Ordin - O-02 Alberich.
Robotkingdom has posted images of TakaraTomy's "Black Knight" recolors of Lost Age Advanced Series (Age of Extinction Generations) Slug and Scorn. Both are looking pretty nice, will run you about $32.90, and start shipping this Saturday, November 1st! Keep reading to see the photos!
TakaraTomy Arts has posted a video detailing some of their products for late 2014 and 2015, including Original Playstation Optimus Prime and Mega Drive Megatron! Besides some nice turntable shots of the figures we also get a good comparison shot of each figure next to the console that inspired it. To see for yourself, keep reading and skip to 4:45 in the video!
Zap2It has posted the summary description for the third episode of the new Rescue Bots seasons. Titled "Too Many Kades", it's scheduled to air on Discovery Family Channel on Saturday, November 8th at 1:30pm Eastern Time. While episode 3's description is very generic, the title probably gives a good indication of the general plot of the episode. Meanwhile "Phantom of The Sea" has some decent plot information with its description. Keep reading to see both summaries!