Thanks to a post on the Allspark, we have news of solicitations going around Malaysia that lists many Takara Tomy Transformers items under series names that we have not seen for a long time. Could these be repacks of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters toys or new releases with different decos under the Platinum Edition heading? Its hard to tell right now, but the listing includes exciting names like Ultra Magnus, Classic Predaking, Grimlock Vs Bruticus and more of what appear to be Asia exlusive releases that you can see below.
Thanks to Planet Iacon, following up news Year Of Snake Platinum Series Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme releases in Singapore on January 22, we have some additional news that there will be two more Transformers Platinum Edition Exclusives coming later this year. It is not clear if these will be Year of Snake exclusives or something else. Stay tuned fore more details as they are made available. Leave a comment below with what two figures would you like to see made as Platinum Series exclusives.
Thanks to our pals at the Allspark, we have heard a rumor that we could be getting some new Transformers Beast Hunters Voyager Class figures! According to the info posted. They have connections to a Walmart employee who claims to have discovered Transformers Beast Hunters inventory listings for the voyager class figures Shockwave (BST SHKW) and Ultra Magnus (BST UM) along with the Optimus Prime and Predaking we know of all ready.
Thanks to griffin over at Ozformers, who has posted an image from Toy Hobby Retailer magazine of what may be a new Transformers Thanks ot Generations G1 Optimus Prime figure design. The image that appears in a magazine article celebrating Hasbro's 90th year as a toy maker. Is an illustration that depicts an Optimus Prime with man of the hallmarks of the Generation 1 version. What is even cooler is the Roller vehicle presented as a Targetmaster weapon! Take this at face value, as we have no news of a new figure at this time.
The Irish Film & Television Network are reporting that Irish actor Jack Reynor is the has been give the lead role with Mark Wahlberg in the next Transformers 4 film. According to the site, Bay has offered the role himself to Reynor after three screen tests. According to the article, Bay was extremely impressed with the actor who beat out five other contenders for the part. While there has been a lot of bogus news around lately, this story feels like it is legit considering the source is an industry level film publication. That said, we will take the news as a rumor for now. Read more about Transformers 4 and Reynor below.
Has the hunt for new cast leads begun for Transformers 4? It seems a bit strange that another Web site would make a post for lead actors, but that's what's happened at SpoilerTV. This could very well be bunk, but worth noting they have posted a description about Transformers 4 that appears to be looking for a new female lead to play a high school senior. Read the full details below for the full reveal. Keep in mind there is a lot of speculation in the movies, so take as a rumor till it is confirmed officially.
Thanks to dy over at ACToys who has posted an image that appears to reveal two possible new releases for the Asian Transformers market next year. The image scanned from a magazine show two figures that will be offered as exclusives for Chinese New Year, February 2012. Shown are images of an Energon Optimus Prime and an Energon Omega Supreme that will have Year of the Snake designs much like we saw on Year of the Dragon Optimus Prime. That is all we have to go on at this time and fair to warn this my not be a sure thing. Stay tuned for more details as they are made available.
Hasbro, Inc. may be looking to release additional waves of Transformers Prime First Edition Arcee, Cliffjumper, and Vehicons as well as Transformers Dark of the Moon Que (Mercedes Benz E550) in Asia, according to multiple sources. The case breakdown for the Prime figures including two (2x) of Arcee and three (3x) each of Cliffjumper and Vehicon. The information also specifies that each case of Transformers Dark of the Moon waves will include only Que figures, meaning that all eight (8) in the case will be one figure. Continue...
Before Takara Tomy's Masterpiece MP-11 Starscream even hits retailers next month
, the company has announced that they will repaint the mold as MP-11S Sunstorm. According to Malaysian retailer Toy Wizard, the company will release the figure towards the end of May 2012. In addition to this bit of news, Toy Wizard also reports that Takara Tomy has separately announced that Encore #23 as Sixshot. Keep reading for more
Thanks to a post over at ACToys, we've got a glimpse of what could be a Star Saber action figure from a third party company. There is not much to go on but the name, "DB2-01 ARMORED SABER" and an black and white image. The photo that has been purposely distorted, looks a hell of a lot like the Transformers: Victory Saber action figure. IF this is for real, let us hope this a full scale figure with both tar Saber and Victory Leo at a decent price.
Looks like news of Powermaster upgrade for Animated Optimus Prime has surfaces. Thanks to TFW member Sioce who has posted an image that shows a silhouette that looks a lot like the concept art for Animated Powermaster Optimus Prime that was part of the Allspark Almanac book that filled out a lot of the Transformers Animated Universe. The image show a name, "Firemaster," with slogan: "Keep Animation Alive". Check out the image new thrid party "Firemaster" image and the AA Powermaster Optimus Prime for comparison after the jump.
Looks like there is another Transformers: Dark of the Moon teaser poster floating around. This one features a big Decepticon symbol in the black and white chromed look of the first official DOTM logo. This looks like the faction symbol posters we have seen for the previous films. So this could be something old or an unofficial fan made poster. We'll find out in a few days when Bay calls BS, or not, via his blog. In the mean time take a look after the jump.
Transformers Generations may be on hiatus for the onslaught of toys we are going to get for Transformers Dark of the Moon
, but that does not stop some speculation. An alternate head has been unveiled on the instruction sheet of the soon-to-be-released Generations Warpath, continuing an ongoing trend. The head looks quite similar to Hardhead, in the image provided by Down_Shift. What do you think? Speculate in the comments!
A screenshot of what is purpotedly from Transformers: Dark of the Moon
has surfaced on the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog
and the the blog speculates that it is Blitzwing. The image is attributed to "oni." The screenshot is a view of a Transformer from behind, showing tank tracks as well as wings, leading to believe that the robot is a triple changer. What do you think of the possibility of a triple changer? Let us know in the comments!
Thanks to TFW who have posted leaked details of the Transformers Dark of the Moon toys that will be coming to Japan. The product listings show details on quite a few of the products with item numbers and titles. Some of the interesting details include the names Optimus Prime with Trailer, Roadbuster, New Villain, Air Ride, Crank Case, Sentinel Prime, Barricade and more you can check out after the jump.
Looks like Masterpiece Rodimus will be making its way around the planet. Good news for fans out side Japan, Member Omega Prime over at TFW has posted listings from the Toys R Us UK inventory system. The list includes the item "TF Masterpiece Rodimus - 309311" as well as mnay others going by such interested names as "Cyberverse," "Energo," and "Megaverse" Check out the listings and post your comments after the jump. Omega Prime clams that "Rodimus was listed as a global exclusive."
According to "Insiders" who have reported to IESB
there is some trouble with the 3D production on the film. Reported by their sources, it is the filming that was done with the 3D cameras that has turned out to be of low quality and may not be used at all. The Insiders's quote is pretty blunt: "The 3-D looks like shit and we don't know if we will be able to use all of it the way it is" Take this news as a rumor that Bay will probably be responding to real soon.
Thanks to Big Hank, we have an image of an advertisement that seems to reveal that the Transformers: Dark of the Moon
toyline will be released on May 16, 2011. The date was found on the same advertisement sheet for the Reveal the Shield line, which also revealed that Deep Dive is a repaint of Sea Spray
. The image is a new image of the advertisement. This date shouldn't be surprising if it is true, since it is in-line with the previous film's toy release. Read more