Some "fallen off the truck" editions of Titans Return Deluxe Wave 3 are starting to appear on Chinese auction site Taobao, and by way of one such seller we actually have some fairly nice photos of of this round of toys. Hot Rod, Twinferno (formerly Doublecross), Triggerhappy, and Breakaway (Getaway) make up this batch. From this new set of photos it looks pretty conclusive Twinferno has no internal compartment for a Titan Master in alt mode, instead leaving it relegated to the outboard seat of the combined weapon. Click through to see the whole batch!
With noon in Japan having just passed, TakaraTomy Mall has posted the listing page on schedule for the next Unite Warriors set. Baldigus - or Ruination as Robots in Disguise watchers will tend to identify him - is everything you expected: Recolors of the Unite Warriors Combaticons. But just to give that little extra wrinkle, a few new weapons have been tossed in, each figure getting at least one newly added weapon. There's a whole set of stock photos to see, so keep reading for that and more info!
Todd Ferguson has posted an interesting find on Facebook - it seems to be an image of the movie Optimus figure just recently revealed via color guide leak! Comparison shows the details to match between instances, so this seems to be legit. Having a full color physical sample at this early stage seems like it supports our theory that this may be a "first edition" preview release for The Last Knight's
toyline. If so, and it follows the same timeline, it could be at retail as early as February of next year! We put together the photo along with the previous color guide so you can compare them yourself. Keep reading to see it now!
The official TakaraTomy Transformers Twitter account, @TF_pr, would like to remind you that Unite Warriors Lynxmaster is due very soon! Lynxmaster is the TakaraTomy version of Sky Reign, the Sky Lynx-based combiner from Combiner Wars. Keep reading to see the image!
Following up on the reveal of Tyrantron, Mastermind Creations posted a design graphic that reveals the toy's second configuration as the gladiatorial mining robot Tyrantronus. The change is achieved with alternate chest, head, and shoulder parts, as well as involving a different arm weapon. The giant drill suggests that the figure will be able to be configured as a vehicle other than the jet mode seen already. If it can become a drill tank, it probably wouldn't be hard to make a battle tank out of either. Keep reading to see the images.
The Facebook page for MMC's Ocular Max offshoot has posted new photos showing the prototype for their Perfection Series Saltus - yet another third party Masterpiece Springer. This one is noted to offer alternate heads for cartoon or toy influence, as well as differing shoulder arrangements to match, all while boasting 40 points of articulation. The Facebook post projects availability in the second quarter of 2017, but of course no pricing is available at this stage. Click through now to see the mirrored photos!
Mastermind Creations shared out some photos of their various displayed goods via their Facebook page today. Their Masterpiece-alike offerings seemed to be a prominent player, including a hand-painted yellow version of their Trailbreaker to represent its Diaclone colors, seemingly to measure interest in it as a potential future release. Many Reformatted figures were on hand, including the Tyrantron IDW-style Megatron we saw first earlier today. There's a nice big gallery, so click through and start having a look!
FansToys certainly has no problem with ambition! Their latest reveal, FT-20, is nothing less than an Omega Supreme designed to interact with Masterpiece Transformers. The figure takes its cues largely from the cartoon, with its overly boxy form as a robot, and simplified alternate mode look. But where this really tries to sell itself is its size, and as you can see in the mirrored gallery, it suitably towers over basically everything. More alarming is the hint that FansToys might have a Devastator on the way at the same size! Keep reading to see everything!
The next stage of the warring third parties seems to be kicking off. Hot on the heels of Hasbro's genuine modern Sixshot, two of the third party companies have debuted their own efforts. DX9 has revealed Hanzo (or Hanzuo, according to at least one DX9 posting), which was on hand at TFCon this weekend. Subsequently, GCreations has shown off the CG design for their stab, which currently seems to not have progressed to the point of a code name. You can find images of both below and compare and contrast for yourself!
Iron Factory has today unveiled Alleria, their version of Elita-1 which is a retool of their Arcee, Pink Assassin. As we understand it currently, the figure is to be included with the first production of EX14 Ultimate Commander - the Optimus based both on IDW comic designs and God Ginrai. With no additional plan for distribution known at this time, if this information is correct it would make Ultimate Commander of some added interest, not to mention value. We'll keep you updated as we learn more, and for now click through to see the photos of the new figure!
As Titans Return wave 3 slowly starts initial availability in Asia, we have a new round of photos showing off Hot Rod. In this quick batch we see it with Titans Return Galvatron, as well as rounding out a 1986 movie cast display, plus a couple newly seen details: The vehicle attack mode with the weapons attached, and a slight mistransformation of the torso that makes it look a tiny bit like the Masterpiece toy. Keep reading to see all the pictures and for photographer credit!
Toy reviewer Peaugh has posted some images from TFCon Chicago of MMC's new MTMTE-style Megatron! The figure's alt mode seems to be a large air- or spacecraft of some sort, with a choice of a more traditional Fusion Cannon or the jet's nose for arm-mounted weaponry. Unsurprisingly, it's in scale with their DJD series of figures. Keep reading to see!
Via Facebook, from a currently unidentified source, we have higher resolution and better quality images from the magazine pages that revealed MP-36 Megatron. Notably we have a good look at the accessory array, which contains among other things a Key To Vector Sigma, the helmet used to control the Optimus Prime clone in "A Prime Problem", the gun and beam sabre from the movie, and several option parts. Small insets demonstrate attack modes with the gun mode add-ons, as well. Keep reading to see it all!
Autobase Aichi has retrieved a fresh batch of pictures from Weibo, where user wujingguang has posted in-hand shots of Hot Rod and Twinferno! Both are looking pretty nice. Hot Rod in particular looks like he will be the worthy update to Classics Rodimus we've been waiting on for ten years now. (Which was itself the Hot Rod update fans had been waiting for for twenty years.
We're all old, fellow collectors!) Keep reading to have a look at the figures!
TFW2005 member oku
has shared magazine... well, photos! Definitely not scans - of a hobby magazine set to reveal the previously-leaked Masterpiece Megatron
as MP-36! It looks a fair bit better than the previous MP Megatron, and comes with some interesting accessories, including Transformers: The Movie
battle-damaged chestplate and helmet! Keep reading to see the photos!
It seems not all of the leaks have been plugged as we had hoped for. A new color guide has been posted, and it shows nothing less than the toyline incarnation of The Last Knight
Optimus Prime. The graphic is cropped to hide info like the size class, though it clearly looks Voyager at a minimum, and possibly larger still. One possibility is that this is another "first edition" figure that will precede the main line by several weeks as was done with Age of Extinction. We hope to find out more soon, and for now click through to take a look.
On Facebook, Benscollectables has shared a small album of photos showing color samples of Toyworld's effort at Masterpiece-esque 1985 Seekers. The unofficial versions of Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge look well designed to fit in with the likes of official MP Starscream and friends, while making sure the figures are suited to depict the characters. These are likely to fall under a lot of consideration as an alternative for the TakaraTomy conehead releases, already underway as a series of exclusives. Keep reading to see the whole batch!
So if you spend a lot of time staring at robot crotches - and we're not judging - you may have noticed that Titan Class Fortress Maximus is missing a certain... detail. If you really miss that red circle where the G1 toy housed the mechanism for its elevator, you'll be happy to know that DNA Design has got you covered. But that's not all the DK-04 kit contains, as you also get some new hip ratchets and a set of slippers that seem to add rocker ankles to Fort Max - and double as helipads for the alternate modes! Keep reading to have a look.