The TransformersAsia Facebook page has posted images (in some cases silhouettes) of the exclusives set to come with MP-33 Inferno, MP-34 Cheetor, and MP-35 Grapple! These Masterpiece figures will ship to non-Japanese Asian territories with miniature diecast figures of Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and Ultra Magnus! We don't know at the moment whether these figures will also ship with coins or whether these minifigures have taken the place of the collector coins - but that'd make a lot of sense. Keep reading to see the images!
Andrew Green on Twitter has gotten hold of an early sample of KFC Toys' Simba, an unofficial Victory Leo designed to complete the official Masterpiece Star Saber. These photos give a good overview of each mode, as well as showing off the combinations with Star Saber - a fusion which is said to weigh a full 4 pounds and amazingly can hold itself together! And as for the size of Victory Saber combined... well, we'll let the pictures tell the tale, and you can find that and more below - keep reading!
MakeToys shared a look at a new prototype they're working on right now on their Facebook page. The figure codenamed Downbeat is a Jazz for their Re:Master unofficial Masterpiece style figure series. Though obviously still at a somewhat early stage, Downbeat shows a simpler style than most other unofficial efforts with this character, resulting in a cleaner look. Whether that simplicity will itself put some possible buyers off will come down to individual taste. Full features, as well as release date and price are to be determined. Keep reading to see the full size picture!
The people at Milk + Soap Studio out of Asia are releasing what appears to be the first in their Sofubi Tranformers Collection From Milk + Soap Studio. The VA-001 Milk Optimus Prime is an interesting new vinyl figure that is made of clear and white opaque plastics based on the G1 style Optimus Prime character.
The small scale figure does not appear to transform, or include any other accessories. The item is priced at 1,080 JPY / $11 USD, with what looks like a release date in October. Read on to see the images in the gallery for more info.
Hobbybase have posted new images of Transformers Masterpiece MP-27 Ironhide Rerun edition that includes a drill weapon as an Asia limited bonus.
The special accessory Drill is shown held by the MP-27 Ironhide figure as well as with the mini tool box case that can hold the weapon as well. Read on to see the images for more details.
Fans looking to guy the Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple Transformers figure from Takara Tomy will be glad to know about this special promotion.
You can get this special design die-cast metal mini figure free when you preorder the Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple from selected stores in Asia, while supplies Last! This promotion is available to Asia only, not including Japan.
Read on to see the promotional image with silhouette preview of what appears to be Ultra Magnus, below for the full preview.
FansProject has posted new images of the SP edition of Severo - their take on Grimlock - in his original Pre-Transformers Diaclone color scheme! No release or pricing information has been given at this time, but there's a half-dozen decent photos, including Severo hanging out with his fellow LER DinoNots. Keep reading to see!
The Facebook page Transformers Asia has posted a series of new photos showing Masterpiece Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. The recolor can be seen in various poses and using its accessories, including the combat deck and repair bay functions of the trailer. A few shots give a chance to see it alongside other iterations of the MP-10 body - and notably the Nemesis version pulling the trailer, suffering only from mismatched insignias. We've mirrored the photos, click through to see them now!
ComingSoon.net has reported on more of the filming for The Last Knight
in London. Most recently they were shooting in the vicinity of Buckingham Palace, with the Bumblebee vehicle and Hot Rod's Lamborghini Centenario vehicle prop taking the main stage, but it seems the new Barricade police car was also making the rounds during part of this filming. The movie shoot has certainly created a stir in England of late, and it looks like they're not letting anyone forget Transformers is still in the neighborhood! You can see some of the photos and a link to the article below.
Chris McFeely of the TFWiki and much more has posted a couple of interesting photos to Twitter this morning. First is an image from one of the Legends Series comics showing LG26 Scourge in a curious new mode: that of a two-headed winged dragon! The second image is a proof of concept, showing off the toy itself in this mode. Keep reading for more details!
Ah, Japanese Toy Show season. Today Autobase Aichi has photos from what appears to be one of the smaller shows, Super Festival 72. Besides more photos of Convobat (with charming hand-drawn "PHOTO OK!" sign), we have another look at the massive Ultimetal Ultra Magnus! Keep reading to have a look.
Twitter user @minakichi has shared a few photos taken at the eHobby booth at the All Japan Hobby and Model Show this weekend. In it we can see a production sample Convobat, the Beast Wars homaging Titans return Mindwipe redeco featuring a bonus Optimal Optimus decoed Apeface Titan Master vehicle and Beast Megatron Titan Master. These are great looks at each of the pieces of this set, and probably show just a bit better than the promo images just what to expect when this set is released later on! Click through and check it out.
On Friday, Hisashi Yuki tweeted a photo showing how Fortress Maximus might carry a spy tablet Legends Class figure in the left shoulder compartment. Twitter user @shiroku_max took this to heart, and then to its most logical extension, with a quick stop motion featuring Fortress, Rewind, and Blaster coming together to demonstrate the effect in its full potential! You can see the resulting GIF in the tweet embedded below, so keep reading!
Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook has shared high res scans of this month's Figure King magazine, giving us a look at the feature on Masterpiece Grapple! With some repeats of the previously seen stock photos, such as the accessory option parts, we also have a few new glimpses. But maybe most notably there's a render depicting only the parts shared between Grapple and Inferno - and roughly half the toy
is missing, meaning Grapple's sporting a lot of new pieces! Also shown were UW-EX Megatronia, a bit of Transformers Adventure, and a full page on the Diaclone Reboot power suits - click through to take a look!
Imaginarium Art has shared on their Facebook page a sample render of another upcoming Transformers statue - Devastator! Having previously shown off statues for Soundwave and Ultra Magnus, as well as a render of a Rodimus Prime, Imaginarium is quickly getting attention in the Transformers community for their detailed offerings. The teaser comes with little in the way of specific detail, but we're sure more will be coming soon! Keep reading to see the image.
While Hisashi Yuki may be off pre-release photo duties now, that doesn't stop him from posting photos of toys that have already been released! In this case, he draws our attention to a specific feature of LG-31 Fortress Maximus: that compartment in his chest is the perfect
size for Rewind! Yuki notes that you may want to remove the cannon from its side-storage position, but otherwise it looks like Fort Max has gotten into the tablet-storing game. Keep reading to see the photo!
The rest of Hayato Sakamoto's Megatronia tie-in comic has been released! And there's some serious weirdness within. When we left off, MegaEmpress had separated Grand Galvatron and Lynx Master with her rail cannon. Now MoonHeart uses her "Healing Pheromone" ability on the defeated Autobots, and... it just gets kinda weird. Keep reading to see!
Chinese-language toy news site Toy-People (motto: "I Have More Toys Than Your Kids") has posted images of a new Asia-exclusive sticker sheet for Titans Return Wave 2! Sporting stickers for the Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader classes, the set is maybe not as desirable as the Wave 1 set with its remedies for low-contrast figures like Scourge and Blurr, but there's some very nice touches on here as well. Keep reading for selected photos!