Finally! After an extended hype cycle with blurry grayscale photos, then clear grayscale photos, then blurry color
photos, we're finally to the all-important clear color photos
part of the game. UW07 Bruticus features the animation-style coloration to its chestplate, and this is our best look yet at shuttle Blast Off! Interestingly Brawl and Swindle have appendage weapons that match their bodies, not a generic silver to match the animation as well. Keep reading to see for yourself!
TakaraTomy has released a few new images of MP Optimus Primal and one of Unite Warriors Bruticus in their weekly Beast Wars Anniversary video! ...unfortunately, they're once again back to region-locking those videos to Japan. But fortunately
, Autobase Aichi has posted some stills, detailing Primal's swords and his articulated fingers! Keep reading to have a look.
Artist Matt Frank (Spotlight: Trailcutter, Mars Attacks The Transformers
) has posted an interesting set of silhouettes on DeviantArt, titled "New Dino Transformers." Basically nothing is known about this except that Frank has permission to post this teaser, and whether this is a new IDW-led project or a Hasbro initiative of some kind remains to be seen. Either way, should be interesting to see - and it's always great to see the talented Frank working on Transformers. Keep reading to have a look!
Thanks to zmultiplier on weibo who has shared a new image of what appears to be Titans Return Astrotrain, the Transformers Triple Changer. The image has been disgusied with some editing and inverting, to keep us guessing or something. We have included the reverted image and mirrored with the original below. Read on to see the Titans Return Astrotrain Image below.
Gcreation China has posted an image of the first two figures of a projected IDW-style line in Masterpiece scale! Pricing is not yet known, but in the comments it's explained that the figures scale to MP-10 Optimus Prime and MP Prowl, suggesting that MP-10's trailer will be compatible with the new IDW Prime. It's also mentioned that "cool weapons" are in development for the figures, and that more figures are being planned for the line. Keep reading to see the image!
Garatron has posted testshot images to Weibo showing of the second in their Gand of Devils line! Following up on their impressive IDW Thunderwing will be G.o.D.-02 Galaxy Destroyer, a take on Unicron very, very similar to the unproduced Beast Wars Neo version that we've all seen photos for over the years. While not an exact match, it's close enough that you'd almost hope a grayscale version is produced just for fun. Click through to see more!
A round of previously unheard-of Bumblebee exclusives is up on TakaraTomy's website! Presumably, sometime in the upcoming months Japan will receive three Transformers Adventure Bumblebees as exclusives: two Stealth Bumblebee-style recolors... and something a bit more interesting. Keep reading for all the details we know!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted a pair of new photos to their preorder page for Unite Warriors Bruticus - the first color photos of TakaraTomy's version so far! The photos aren't particularly large or high-quality, but a few things are evident - such as Vortex not
having bright yellow missiles on his forearms. Keep reading to have a look!
TFW2005 member Monrai has posted to that site a series of scans from Hyper Hobby Magazine showing off MP Optimus Primal! The Maximal leader's transformation is shown, specifically how the head works now that his robot mode chest piece is part of the gorilla gut. Also, we get our first look at his swappable faceplates, including various lipped expressions and
a "battlemask" (AKA Toy Look) version. Keep reading to see!
Hot on the heels, palms, face, and breastplate of PE's Computron upgrades come a set of upgrades for pretty much the rest of Combiner Wars! Improvements for Optimus Maximus, Bruticus, and G2 Superion will be available between April and May. On top of that, they've announced replacement parts to address an issue with their PC-06 kit for Combiner Wars Devastator that caused a loosening of the wrist joints. Keep reading for all of the details!
Just posted are pre-orders for the BadCube OTS-Special 01 Sentinel Blaze figure, a homage to the Diaclone Red Sunstreaker. Old Time Series Blaze is a transforming robot that turns into a red sports car. He features a full body paint job and several chrome accessories. This item is priced at $83.99 to begin shipping in March 2016 - order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Thanks to litao1020 over at the 78dm.net forums who has shared a new batch of images for the Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod figure. Here we have a look at the figure mostly in his robot modes with close-ups of the figure transformation and other features including the matrix, packaging and weapons. Read on to see the images mirrored below for the full preview.
Thanks to Lastmaximal on the Allspark forums who has shared news and images of the Transformers Platinum edition Optimus Prime vs Megatron 1986 movie theme 2-Pack. The images show the boxed figures packed in robot mode of the Classics molds in chrome color theme. The box-flap art of Optimus Prime giving it to good ol' Megtron right on the chin offers a nice depiction of the classic Sherman Dam scene from the Generation 1 cartoon. Read on to see the boxed images for the full look below.
While we wait patiently for New York Toy Fair 2016, Japan gets its own event a week earlier: Wonder Festival 2016 Winter! A more fan-oriented event, manufacturers will often issue single-day licenses for small-run third-party toys and model kits based on their properties. In this case: Metalhawk, from Masterforce! The Metalhawk Renewal resin kit is transformable and highly poseable, and if you're in Japan on February 7th you can pick it up for 10000 Yen, or roughly $82. Keep reading for photos!
Just in from Iron Factory are images of the EX-13 Blizzard figure that will coming out way soon. Get a look at the new shots showing the production colors for thie Not Blitzwing homage figure including looks at this different modes and various action poses below.
Thanks to Snakas, we have new officall looks at Takaras TAV-38 Thunderhoof and TAV-39 Quillfire action figures. The figures will be released on March 19, 2016 in the Transformers Adventure for a price of 2700 JPY / $23 USD. Check out the images of both the figures in their robot and alternate modes below for the full details.
The OZformers forum member griffin has posted a new round of reveals rooted out of the RID smartphone app! The most interesting are what can only be the third wave of Battle Pack figures - Alpine Sideswipe and Strongarm! The rest show some new "One-Step Evolved" figures, some more Mini-Cons - and the Mini-Con currently in stores as "Bludgeon" once again referred to as "Lord Doomitron." Funky. Keep reading to see what's new!
You remember that time Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, and Bumblebee all turned into one big robot, right?
Kabaya remembers. Kabaya's next assortment is something labeled "Transformers Block Wars" in the magazine scan posted by @p2099 on Twitter. Whether this indicates the modular combining ability or a connection to Kre-O, it's tough to say - but the sculpts seem to be based on the budget Cyber Battalion figures. Keep reading to see the combined form of the four most recognizeable Transformers characters!