Transformers fans - you did an amazing job voting on the first five questions of the Fan Built Bot Poll, but our designers still need more information! We have four more important questions we need your votes on. Remember to vote every day! Voting will close end of day on May 17, 2013! They are asking fans to vote on the Figure's name, gender, origin and specialty. You can vote now at Transformers.com/vote
Thanks to Tformers sponsor TFsource we have some new information on the Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG23 Titan Class Metroplex action figure and some of the differences between it and the Hasbro version. According to Tfsource, the Metroplex action figures will be different shades of white, with more guns, and the addion of chromed metal parts on the Takara version. Read the full details below for more info.
Thanks to FMH forum member Aesir who has posted news from Hasbro themselves that the official UK street date for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters action figures will be June 1, 2013. That is great news for all the Transformers fans who have been watching and waiting for these new toys.
Thanks to HobbyArk Store we have new details from Takara-Tomy on the Transformers Go! line that will offer the Beast Hunters toys to fans in japan. The new listings reveal the names and details for G-05 Gekiso-maru 5,500 JPY / $56 USD set that will be a Japan exclusive, G-06 Hunter Smokescreen 2,500 JPY / $26 USD and G-07 Bakudora 2,500 JPY / $26 USD that is believed to be Predacon repaint with new head. There are no images yet, but we will post more details soon as they are released.
Thanks to David Hardland who has posted the details on the Third Party toy makers KFC Toys Evil Ironpaw MP Class Tape Bot Figure. As expected, there would be more Tape bots following their Evil Rhinohorn figure that will work with the Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave. There are no images yet of this Bot that pays homage to the Steeljaw character. but David has shared the figure's bio character summary that you can read below. Stay tuned for more images and updates soon.
The thrid party toy makers Planet X who brought us the Genesis action figure have announces they will be working on new projects for the figures. They have stated on their official group pages they will be offering as Faceplace for the figure as well as an Expansion Kit that are under development now. Read the full details below.
Yea, you read the title right. Is it any wonder WHY Hasbro's sales are tanking? They seem to only care about keeping Wall Street engaged with such patronizing double speak in a press release of all things. Sorry to use this PR as a place to scurtinize them, but I hope someone at HQ reads this and puts the fun back into Trasnformers one day. Hasbro is faltering and Beast Hunters has clearly become a scramble to justify why their "Franchise" isn't getting love from shoppers. Read more and tell Hasbro you want more than meets the stock price.
Thanks to Hydra over at the Allspark who has posted some details about the Takara Tomy Transformers lucky draw Optimus Prime sound stages that are limited to 50 pieces. He has been nice enough to share the translated quotes that the stage says in the Japanese Optimus Prime voice. Check out the quotes and image from the original Lucky Draw campaign below for more info.
Sounds like the fans have been heard with an announcement via the Robotkingdom facebook page that the Planet X Genesis G1 Colors are going to be "tuned down" from the red and yellow G1 colors. It seems all the complaints about the test shot that were recently shown has gotten Planet X to favor the "original design" for what we can hope to be more like the War For Cybertron colors. Check out the official announcement below.
Thanks to JgarOptimus over at the TFW forums who has located the Transformers Kre-O Micro Changers Wave 1 at a Walgreens in San Antonio, TX. He has been nice enough to share a list of the figure's identification code imprinted on the packages to help others find the ones them want. Get a look at the list of Kre-O Transformers Micro Changers Wave 1 ID codes below.
Third party toy designers FansToys have announce their next project will be a homage to the cartooon version of the Shockwave character based on the Generation 1 series. The image shows us a computer model design that recreates the colors and look of the cartoon robot. The figure is said to be scaled to the Masterpiece figures line with price of $150 slated for release in Feburary 2013. Check out he image below for the more details.
iGear Toys announced they would be doing some Robot Dinosaurs this year but that apparently is not going to happen with just weeks left in 2012. For whatever reason, GreatToysOnline.com
with iGear have re-posted the same image announcing "Dinosaurs in 2012" with a line drawing showing a robot T-Rex design. If anything, it would make a lot of sense to see iGear work on the rest of the Dinobots characters. Is there more than meets the eye to this toys? Stay tuned for more news at is happens.
Thanks to Allspark
forums member Walky, we have confirmation that the Transformers BotCon 2013 theme will be Machine Wars. The news was revealed in the latest edition of the TFCC Magazine that appears to be landing in people's mailboxes just about now. Word is the image shows teasers for Machine Wars Soundwave, Megatron, Starscream, Laser Prime (RTS) and Galvatron. We can only hope there will be some actual Machine Wars molds such as the Universe King Atlas
(shown below) offered up instead of reduxed figures, but we'll have to wait and see.
The Allspark have translated another United EX figure set so we can read the story for the Tankmaster vs Marinemaster team that are just out from Takara Tomy in Japan. " It was an ambush that reversed the flow of battle. The cruel assassin Tankmaster, who had revealed himself from deep within the scrap, pressed his gun to Grimmasters head in lieu of introduction..." Read the the full translation now at The Allspark
Thanks to Kapow Toys who have listed some new details about soon to be released Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Weaponizers Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus with Battle Hammer action figures. The listings offer up details of new figures in the up-scaled class that will be coming to the UK at least in February of next year for a price of 34.99 / $50 USD. No images of these toys just yet. Check out the listings below for the full details.
Thanks to the CyberGundam blog we have work that TakaraTomy have announced there will be a delay in the release of the Transformers Encore Fortress Maximus and the Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave. The Encore Fortress Maximus will released on March 30th, 2013 instead of the original February date. The Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave will be released on January 26, 2013 instead of the December 15, 2012 date. We know many of you were looking forwards to these toys. Hopefully, these are the only figures held up.
Thanks to news and images on the Cyber Gundam Blog we have word from TakaraTomy on new Transformers Fall of Cybertron Data Disk (Cassettes) sets. Soon as I saw the Tape Bots were back, I knew we would get all the classic G1 characters and here they are. Takara will offering the figures in 4-pags instead of two like Hasbro has chosen. The TG-15 Autobot set inlcudes Eject, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Sundor. The TG-16 Decepticon set will include of Frenzy (blue), Rat Bat, Ravage, and Rumble (red). Look for these guys to be priced at 2,980 Yen / $37 USD with a release in Japan set for April 27, 2013. Get a look at the images below for more information.
New 3rd patty group, Lucky Rodgers have updated their Facebook page with 2 new kits for either the RTS Wreck Gar mold or Generations Junkheap. Great news for all of you army builders (like myself :) ) The first is JK-01M Medic, Followed by JK-01W Warrior. Check out the images and more details for each, price and availability should be up shorty.