Just in from CinemaCon 2018 by way of @ErikDavis, the Managing Editor @Fandango, we have news and images of the advertsing promotions for next Transformers spin-off film, "Bumblebee: The Movie", that is slated to be in theaters this Christmas, Demcember 21st.
Unfortunately, there's nothing new to see in these promos. Paramount is still using the same marketing with the throwback-looking girl and her car campaign. The images from CinemaCon going on 23-26 April 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas show posters and escalator banners that you can see after the jump.
The official Transformers Instagram account has posted a brief slideshow showing off the development history of Power of the Primes
Legends class Dinobot Slash! Showing the concept art, prototype, and final official photography, Slash is shown with a pair of thematically-appropriate short swords in the concept art - and while we're sad those didn't cost out it's not a very normal thing for Legends to ship with weapons anymore. So it's not exactly unexpected. Keep reading to see.
We've talked about it on Radio Free Cybertron
more than once, but it's still fascinating to see: the economic realities that hamper Hasbro hit unofficial third-party manufacturers at least
as hard, if not harder. And so we see a lot of the same characters (Optimus Prime, Megatron, etc.), especially ones that people are sure will sell and have recolor potential. Case in point: MAAS Toys is taking a swing at Cybertronian Mode "Tetrajet" Starscream from the very first episode of The Transformers
in the form of MS-01 Renegade! Keep reading to see the prototype photos.
Amazon has added the finalized stock photos to their listing for Power of The Primes Optimal Optimus, the final new Leader mold coming our way in the current iteration of Generations. Optimus Primal was the winning character when Hasbro asked the community to vote for a new leader character last year, and we got our first glimpse at the design work during the first HasCon event in Rhode Island. While much of what the toy can do is shown in the newest round of stock photos, the actual flight mode is still omitted, so far only having been confirmed through TakaraTomy photography. Also omitted are some critical paint operations on Optimus Primal's face, unfortunately. You can see that and more in the gallery below!
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Facebook group has posted images of the latest issue of Figure King
magazine! Within are images of the Predacons, their combined form of Power of the Primes
Titan Class Predaking, and some design images of Predaking to boot! As camera shots as opposed to scans the quality isn't spectacular - but it's something to look forward to as better images come later on. Keep reading to see!
Flame Toys has shared a number of promo photos for their first Furai Model series release - Optimus Prime. This licensed action figure model kit is priced at about $40 and will be approximately 6 inches tall when built. Flame Toys notes that the model will use a combination of hard ABS plastic for the main body structure, along with a softer plastic for the joints making up the 40 points of articulation for durability, and that while experienced modelers will be able to make this Optimus their own, the multi-color plastic injection process will also make this perfectly accessible to beginners. Click through see all of the photos.
DX9 has posted on Facebook showing a full color sample of their upcoming D13 Montana, a Masterpiece-style figure based on Breakdown. Montana is the first in the lineup for DX9's unofficial Stunticon team, and based on product numbers will be followed by not-Motormaster before any of the other limbs hit. The new photos show lots of the robot mode in a good overview, plus some poseability and action scenarios, plus of course a quick look at the vehicle form. You can check out all of the pictures mirrored in the gallery below!
The following the Blackout spotlight. The official Transformers page has posted a brand new Leaked from Cybertron feature. This time we've got a look at theGrimlock Leader Class Movie 4 evolution from design to production in just three easy steps... Ha, just kidding. We can all be sure there's more than meets the eye to working out the engineering of these toys before they get to store shelves. Check out the full look after the jump.
Just in via TF-Factory are new images of the TakaraTomy Transformers Studio Series figures. Get a look at the #10 Deluxe Class Autobot Jazz, #11 Deluxe Class Lockdown, #12 Voyager Class Decepticon Brawl and the #13 Voyager class Megatron out of the packaging and in both their robot and alternate modes in the gallery below.
Thanks to Alfes2010 on Twitter, we have some (literally) in-hand photos of the quad barrel shotgun accessory that was the subject of the latest TakaraTomy marketing campaign in Japan. Customers buying 4000 yen worth of qualifying Transformers merchandise at participating retailers would receive the quad barrel shotgun, itself a reuse of one of Hound's many weapons originally from the Age of Extinction toy, painted in Optimus Prime inspired deco. You can click through to see Alfes2010's photos showing a few different figures using the special weapon.
Via a new listing on sponsor BigBadToyStore
we've learned today of a new release from Fansproject, surely surprising everyone who thought we'd more or less seen the last of that particular third party. Saurus Ryu-Oh Beastructor is the Monstructor-inspired makeover of the original Saurus Ryu-Oh combiner set which represented Dinoking. The set is on preorder for $360 and is expected in June. Click through to see the stock photos of the new set!
So long, Autobots! It's time for action with Starscream, the power-hungry Decepticon Air Commander who considers himself the leader of the future. Fans of the classic Transformers robots will relive the excitement of childhood each holiday season as they unbox this Christmas tree ornament.
Hasbro Official unleashes the "Leaked from Cybertron" update on none other than the much talked about, Leader Class Movie 1 Decepticon Blackout. They have given up several new image by way of the social networks that show the figure in his drawing board, prototype and final production phases. Read on to the a look a the preview for the Leader Class Movie 1 Decepticon Blackout figure below.
Tonight via Alucardlee on Weibo, we've got a photo showing a fully assembled Ragnaros. If you're blanking on the name, that's understandable, as it is but one unlicensed MP-style Bruticus among many. This particular Not-Bruticus is the work of Unique Toys, bringing a little bit different style to the party with something taking a bit more from the cartoon look - a fact in evidence by the coloring of the chest piece including colors from Not-Blast Off, for instance. Keep reading to see the full size photo.
Finally on the Transform Dream Wave front, we have images of a prototype stage upgrade package for Volcanicus. The Power of The Primes Dinobot combiner is in line to get the usual array of new hands and feet, and torso additions to fill out the combined form's proportions. But also included with this set will be weapons for the individual robots, allowing every Dinobot to be armed with sword, gun, or more likely both. Even in the early state shown it seems like a pretty exciting option, and timely enough to compete with the likes of Perfect Effect or any others throwing their hats in the Fix-The-Dinobots game. Click through to see it now!
Transform Dream Wave has new images up of samples for their upgrade sets for the Technobots and Aerialbots. Consisting of new combiner hands and feet, plus torso armor pieces, these sets follow a well worn path for this kind of upgrade, with each part having a dubious transformation to some kind of weapon or other bulky add-on for the individual robots. The parts shown are demonstrated using Unite Warriors releases. Colorwise they should be compatible with Combiner Wars, but Computron's chest armor may encounter difficulties due to the sculpt differences between Hasbro and TakaraTomy releases. You can find all the photos below.
Transform Dream Wave has updated their Weibo with images of upcoming products they're working on currently. Among them is what looks to be a retail-ready (or close to it) upgrade set for Leader class Sixshot. The kit includes a new head, swords, and poseable replacement hands so Sixshot can make all of the ninja hand gestures. Based on the photos it's not entirely clear how good they are at holding the swords, however. The parts are shown installed on an LG Sixshot, but will probably be adequately compatible with the coloring of Titans Return Sixshot as well. Click through to take a look!
Shared on Weibo, we have new photos from TF Dream factory showing the car mode for their unofficial Roadbuster from Dark of The Moon
. The sample is shown only in its vehicle mode, designed to reflect the Wrecker in combat form with weapons, boosters, and armor all deployed, matching the other two unlicensed movie Wreckers TF Dream Factory is producing. You can click through to find the quick gallery just below.