Dengeki Hobby has posted a couple of news stories to get us up to date on TakaraTomy's ever-popular Masterpiece line! First up is the official package art for MP-36 Megatron, and you can just about hear Frank Welker's maniacal cackle looking at the image. Also of note are some reissues due for April next year - keep reading for the specifics!
Over on Weibo, FansHobby has posted a few new photos showing MB-06, their MP-scaled Powermaster Optimus Prime figure. On display is the non-super robot mode made just from the truck cab. Only a few angles are shown, but it starts to show what to expect the eventual finished product to look like. It's seen alongside their unofficial Black Convoy/RID Scourge ...as well as an iPhone for an attempt at objective scale. Also shown is the Powermaster component itself, whether you prefer it as Hi-Q or Ginrai. We've mirrored the photos, keep reading and take a look!
The first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight
has just debuted, and we know fans are going to want to study everything that we got to see for the first time in this roughly two minute video. And we're here to help with that! On this post, you can find a full resolution screencap gallery of over 500 images taken from the trailer! We're also running down the highlights with images from our gallery to help you get started in digging a little deeper in to the trailer. Keep reading to get a look at everything there is to see!
The Transformers Instagram page has posted a new photo showing two iterations of Soundwave meeting. The star is the upcoming Warrior Class RID Soundwave, which is a fusion of elements from the Transformers Prime
appearance, with broad strokes from the High Moon Studios War For/Fall Of Cybertron games. The photo was even large enough to be able to take a crop of RID Soundwave and get a nice look at the figure - a view we've made more distinct by removing the color from the surroundings. Keep reading to see!
TakaraTomy's TF_pr Twitter account has shared a new photo of LG-35 Super Ginrai. Though the tweet along with it is just one of a general reminder and makes no reference to Godbomber whose existence we had confirmed in the past few days, that event is likely to be driving some extra last minute preorders for the Powermaster Optimus retool. Super Ginrai is due out at the end of this month. Keep reading to see the new photo!
We've got a selection of new stock photos showing off part of the 2017 range of Robots in Disguise toys. Combiner Force debuted the weekend of New York Comic Con in two styles: Mini-Con-triggered Activator Combiners, seen here as Bumblebee and Strongarm, and Crash Combiner two packs featuring paired character combinations, starting with Bumblebee and Sideswipe, and Optimus and Strongarm. We have images for all of them, including packaging shots. It's all mirrored below, so click through to see!
The TF_pr Twitter account has shared a new photo of LG-41 Leo Prime. The recolor and headswap of Titans Return Alpha Trion is based on Beast Wars II's Lioconvoy, and is one in a growing series of recolors to represent the character. The new photo helps highlight just how pretty the deco is. Not to mention how much detail there is in the sculpting that can be brought out with the right paint choices! Leo Prime is expected at the end of February. Keep reading to see the full size photo.
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Now that we've all had a good look at LG42 Godbomber himself
, Autobase Aichi has posted two more images! As hinted at in the other photos, Godbomber is indeed a Headmaster (as the Titan Master gimmick is still known in Japan). And now we can have a good look at his head in both face and robot modes. Keep reading to see!
e-Hobby has posted a preorder page for their new followup exclusive to Convobat, Magna Convoy
! Magna Convoy is a recolor of 2006's oft-reused Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a blue and black color scheme that resembles the cab of Diaclone Powered Convoy, AKA the original toy release of Ultra Magnus in the color scheme now given over to the Delta Magnus character. He also includes a "Matrix Sword" from the Titans Return Voyager Alpha Trion mold as well as a shield from Deluxe Mindwipe. Keep reading for his mechanically-translated bio!
Our sponsor TFSource has presented our first look at LG-42 Legends Series Godbomber tonight, ending the extremely brief period of uncertainty with it's initial listing leak which occurred only hours ago. The photos show a figure very much as you'd expect, closely emulating original Godbomber's vehicle and robot modes, as well as powerup armor for Super Ginrai who's being released at the end of this month. TFSource has this listed outside the usual pricepoints at $69.99, suggesting it will be an irregular size somewhere between Voyager and Leader. Keep reading to see the photos!
Via Loopaza on Facebook, we have our first look at Masterpiece Artfire! Just a matter of hours after its existence was first revealed, we can now see exactly what's coming our way in 2017. Besides of course the new deco, which incorporates elements of the toy's sticker detailing, Artfire comes with his very own articulated Nightstick Targetmaster partner. There's several angles plus nice closeups on the brand new Targetmaster mold, and you can see them all in the gallery below!
TakaraTomy's @TF_pr account on Twitter has posted a new image of Legends Series LG35 Super Ginrai, due out at the end of the month! This heavily remodeled version of Titans Return Leader-class Powermaster Optimus Prime is looking good, and will be released in Japan on the 28th of this month. Keep reading to see the image!
From Weibo user bandaimaru, we've got a few shots of a prototype of Toyworld's unofficial Cosmos figure. What we expect to be Masterpiece scale (which in Autobot Mini-Vehicle terms means probably Deluxe-ish) is seen in full color, making the project at its current stage look quite good, for those to whom the design and proportions of G1 Cosmos hold a special place. The figure doesn't seem to have its own codename yet, and likewise it's maybe a bit too early for release info. But you can sure enjoy looking for now! Check it all out in the gallery below.
Maketoys has posted a new update on Facebook for the next in their RE:Master line of Masterpiece scale figures. We've got new color images of Contact Shot, their take on Targetmaster Pointblank. Various angles and poses of the robot are shown, plus an overview of the vehicle mode including opening canopy with driver compartment. And we get to see a closeup of the Targetmaster figure, plus alternate face and helmet options for the figure. We've got all of it mirrored, so click through to have a look!
Asian blogger masterandy
has posted a series of in-hand images of Year Of The Rooster Optimus Prime! A reissue of Hybrid Style Convoy, Rooster Prime is a nice little figure with a ton of accessories. Keep reading to see the images!
Just announced are the MM-X Toro & MM-XI Coprimozzo Set featuring Unofficial Hubcap and Cliffjumper figures from from XTransbots. Toro and Coprimozzo are a pair of transforming street cars that are fashioned on a different, more sporty model, than the old VW Bug. Each of these figures stand about 4.50 inches tall in robot mode and feature die-cast parts and real rubber tires. Read on for more details below.