Wanted to let people know that KFC are sending out free replacements for the problem-ridden guns for their Ironpaw and Nightstalker figures. Good on them for fixing this issue! "Hey! Fans of KFCTOYS. We tested the new shoulder cannon for Ironpaw ,and put up a video of how it works just with your nail to rotate it out. This new shoulder cannon will be shipped to the retailers very soon.including silver for CST-02J and metal gray for CST-02NS."
TFormers.com's Featured Toy of the Month is Energon Tow-Line! A decent Combat-class figure (the Deluxe equivalent) with a creative implementation of the Energon Autobots' combining "Powerlinx" gimmick, Tow-Line is also the homage/update you'd never expect to happen: the toy
version of G1 Ratchet and Ironhide, complete with battle station!
Thanks to the Allspark forums
member Monzo who has followed up on the previously reported Hasbro product listings with a more organized and expanded list of productss. See the full breakdown of figures from upcoming Transformers Age of Extinction, Marvel Crossovers, Kre-O, Beast Hunters, Construct-Bots, Generations 30th Anniversary, Hero Mashers, Pop Bots, Sparkers, RC, Titans, Power Attacker, and much more than meets the wall. Read the full list for all the details now.
The TFormers.com Featured Toy Of The Month is Armada Supercon Optimus Prime! A poseable, economical alternative to the Super Base-class Prime, this one can't turn off your TV set when you transform it but it does
happen to be the standard by which all Deluxe Optimus Primes- if not all modern Deluxes -are judged.
UPDATE. Dr. Wu just posted a poll on his weibo page, with numbers 1 to 9 and the following instructions (translated from Chinese with google): "MP police shoulder cannon made some settings, please vote choice, choose up to three per person." So it looks these cannons are for Masterpiece Prowl, and he's asking the fans to choose the three designs he will make. Post your favorites in the comments below.
Amazon posted listings for Transformers Prime Beast Hunter action figures that give us a look at the character summary bios the Cyberverse Commander Class Unicron Megatron and Ultra Magnus figure. Read the character summary bios for all the figures now.
Amazon posted listings for Transformers Generations action figures that give us a look at the character summary bios the Legends Class toys Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload. We also get a look at the character summary bios for the Voyager class Rhinox and Doubledealer figures. Read the character summary bios for all the figures now.
I was looking at my ultra magnus from TFprime (2nd release) and he's missing his smoke stacks on the back flaps. I figured I would get another one somewhere and return the one without the smoke stacks... I saw another one at walmart yesterday and it didn't have the smoke stacks either... what the heck? Anyone else see this? UPDATE: Seems to be a unannounced running change with the figues as the Hasbro preview images show them, but the production images do not.
Thanks to HK-TF and ACToys members no18_wjh and CANTONTSANG who have posted some first in-hand images of the Transformers Henkei Jetfire Cybertron Con 2013 exclusive figure. Finally, we get to see the figure that we have been tracking ever since images showed up on Ebay. Get a look at this convention edition Jetfire figure that features a new detailed paint job with metallic apps and both of the Autobot and Decepticon faction symbols that pay homage to Jetfire's changing of allegiance in the G1 cartoons. As well as comparisons shots with his nemesis edition.
Meteor Operation is asking opinions on behalf of a third party TF company that's looking at making a Masterpiece sized Ultra Magnus figure. They want to know size of their figure. Should it be scaled to slightly taller than MP10 in robot mode and have a smallish vehicle mode, or have the same size vehicle as MP10 with trailer, and for a much larger robot? You can vote on the TF Masterpiece Ultra Magnus project now at Meteor Operation
The TFSS have posted some news and updates to the official Twitter account: "The TFSS 2.0 reveals are about to begin. Some very exciting changes for 2.0. And one character that is so out of left field." Just now they have dropped some news about the following toys: Treadshot using the Generation Warpath mold. Fisitron from Generation Roadbuster, Chromedome from TF: Prime Wheeljack. With word that Chromdome will have a new head sculpt. Keep it tuned here for more updates on the TFSS 2.0 Reveals as they happen.
Toys "R" Us Canada have posted a product listing announcing the Transformers Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Optimus Prime action figure set. Listed as the "TRANSFORMERS - Platinum Edition - Optimus Prime (Year of the Horse) Figure - English Edition." we can assume this will eb Chinese export version. Based on the description and price it is believed this will be a specially package Masterpiece MP-10 action figure with trailer set. The figure set is listed for $139.99 CAD / with an estimated ship date of December 31, 2013. Sorry, no images at this time but you can read the product summary below for the back-story on the set.
TFormers.com's Featured Toy of the Month is Henkei Dinobot! While Generations is soon returning Maximals and Predacons to the shelves for the 30th Anniversary, the last Transformers anniversary brought us a figure that's a little bit of both. Click for the highlights below!
It's been quiet for a while... too quiet. Rest assured though, as we are developing ideas on how to push FPC forward and maintain a unique course for the future. We've been working on new features for the site as well as hiring new staff that will help us to continue our vision. This process has not come easy and has taken a while to fund and get the right people on board to help us build and to support this idea.
Transformers fans outside Japan are drooling over the Transformers Generations Skywarp action figure that is holding them back from building out their seekers teams. The release of this figure outside of Japan is unknown at this time. Thanks to the good fellows over at the Allspark, we have a translation from TakaraTomy of the Skywarp Character Bio summary that you can read below.
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.