Hasbro's website has posted new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain! Blitzwing looks just about as good in tank mode as he did as a robot or jet... and so does Astrotrain. These recolors really have been fascinating to see, and I can't want to see if I can ask more about them at BotCon this year. Keep reading to see!
TakaraTomy Mall has put up a page announcing the next recolor of the Masterpiece Datsun body. The long awaited Blue Bluestreak is available for preorder from now through April 10th, to a limit of 2000 pieces. Blue Bluestreak will cost 7992 and will be released on August 1st. Click through to check out the mirrored pictures of the extremely pretty new Masterpiece recolor and keep an eye out at your favorite retailer or middleman for preorders!
Hasbro has posted two issues of pack-in comics for Combiner Wars figures on their Transformers site. However, it is the issues included with Rook and Streetwise, called Combiner Wars 9 and 10. The issues in question are reprints of Robots in Disguise/"The Transformers" 33 and 34, implying that Blades and First Aid may come with 35 and 36. Click through for links to the free downloads and more thoughts!
Hasbro Studios has uploaded a new preview clip for Rescue Bots to their Youtube channel featuring the Rescue Bots on the ocean to build up the introduction of High Tide, who will take the form of (part of) the large ocean liner playset toy shown in advance of New York Toy Fair. We've got the minute and a half teaser embedded below, so click through and check it out!
Thanks to Felipe Leon Najera of Transformers Colombia for bringing us the stock photos of the Cyber Battalion Series figures, the "upscaled" simplified Transformers Generations figures recently revealed through retailer catalog scans. Newly verified here is that Starscream seen as a testshot at the Indianapolis Children's Museum is indeed part of this assortment of toys. Also shown is that all of these come in flap-front box packaging that will make them really stand out on shelves. Click through and check out the mirrored images!
A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards - no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. So what happens when they discover their founder has joined the Autobots? (Clue: it's not pretty.) The long-awaited return of the most dangerous villains in comics history! If you don't already know the names Tarn, Kaon, Tesarus, Helex, and Vos -- you better learn 'em before they get you! Variant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!
TAGHobby has posted a couple of magazine scans showing off MP-25 Tracks, now in full color and good resolution! The toy's looking sharp in both modes - all three
modes rather - and nicely poseable. We also get a nice shot of the whole package in one place, with Tracks in Flight Mode on his stand and Raoul and Blaster on the base. Don't expect anything from that Blaster but a Raoul-sized radio, because they are both tiny.
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Just in from Hasbro, we've got our first look at the official promo photos for the just-confirmed Generations releases of Wildrider (Brake-Neck) and Slingshot (Quickslinger). While Quickslinger uses the same head sculpt as the upcoming TakaraTomy Slingshot, this is our first clear look at the Wildrider head on Brake-Neck, as well as clearer looks at both toys' vehicle modes than the small on-package shots. Keep reading and check them out!
MP-24 MASTERPIECE STAR SABER - Star Saber was the winner of the "Masterpiece Fan's Choice" contest that took place in 2013 and has just arrived to our warehouse! This Masterpiece version of a longtime fan favorite is sure to please with his signature sword and ability to transform into two different robot and vehicle modes. Grab your very own Star Saber today for $169.99.
Play With This Too have updated their facebook page with new images of the Desolataur and D-Mon Painted Prototype. As they have updated: "We would have loved to have had the Desolataur prototype painted before our Kickstarter campaign began. Unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way of things... So here finally are the preview pics of the painted Desolataur prototype with more pics to come hopefully tomorrow!" Read on to see the images.
Following the widely reported Diamond listing of Quickslinger (trademark renamed Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider) last night, Hasbro has gone to the Transformers Facebook page today and made an official reveal. These figures are set to be available this May, and are noted as coming to "online retailers" specifically, meaning they should be easily available to everyone who needs these to fill out their teams. Click through and check out the original teaser and the full reveal images!
Everyone's favorite Transformers rocker, Stan Bush. Just let us know he needs the fans help to him get on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon so be can perform "The Touch." We need fans all over the world to retweet this Twitter post. Read on for the details now.
The latest episode of the QTransformers Animation is up! Titled "Mystery of Mystery of Convoy," it guest-stars the player characters from the original Famicom game, Ultra Magnus and Rodimus Prime! Magnus... doesn't take it well when people call Mystery of Convoy a bad game. (But it totally is.) Keep reading to see!
Full Metal Hero has posted a story showing that Floro Dery, the character designer for much of the G1 cartoon including The Transformers: The Movie
, is selling a new print of Unicron on Etsy. Done in 2014, the print displays a colorful, highly-detailed version of Unicron ripping a planet - perhaps Cybertron? - in half. The print is one of a kind and the asking price is $500 US. Keep reading to see and for links!
With Caminus under attack by Menasor, reinforcements are dispatched from Cybertron to assist in the defense of the Camiens, including Starscream's "secret weapon" - Superion! "The Sum And Its Parts" Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by Mairghread Scott, art by Sarah Stone. Read full review!
THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE'S homeworld - and she's not happy about it! Her long-lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found... and the only thing that can protect it is SUPERION. The creative team from the first smash-hit WINDBLADE series returns!
WINDBLADE is the biggest new TRANSFORMERS character in years -- don't miss out!
All the drama and pathos of the original WINDBLADE series -- plus more COMBINERS!
Variant Cover by Transformers game and toy artist Sara Pitre-Durocher!
We've found out that Diamond currently has listed the "missing" members of the first two Combiner Wars teams, Slingshot and Wildrider. Renamed Quickslinger and Brake-Neck for trademark requirements, Diamond is offering these as solid cases of each figure, with a unit price of $17.99 per figure. Listings for these were reported in Toys R Us inventory systems earlier this year, possibly indicating a shared-exclusive status. Diamond expects these to be available toward the end of May, so hopefully we'll hear more on these soon!