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It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!
RID 2015
It's Friday, which means TakaraTomy has posted a new episode of Transformers Adventure - the Japanese Robots In Disguise - to YouTube! If you want to see what the fifth episode will look like, or try and puzzle through the show in Japanese to try and figure out what's going on for yourself, keep reading!
The Japanese fansite Hobbylog has posted images from a Japanese toy show whose name we're currently not sure of. But more importantly are the pictures, giving us new looks at Unite Warriors Superion and Menasor, as well as a grayscale testshot of MP-25 Tracks, and a new look at MP G2 Bumblebee! Keep reading to see it all!
Site sponsor BBTS has put up preorders for TakaraTomy's Legends (the subline, not the size class) LG14 Ultra Magnus! The photo included doesn't show any substantial changes between the Japanese and US Leader-class releases, but this is a preliminary photo and is probably subject to change. Keep reading for a link and the photo!
Generation 1 Japan
Apparently QTransformers has been a hit for TakaraTomy, as figures 23 through 31 have just been announced along with a couple of special edition sets featuring guest characters. QT23-25 are new versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown based on the QTransformers animation. Following that are Shockwave, Soundwave, Cliffjumper and a trio of Seekers. Lastly we've got Hello Kitty and a set of Evangelions, who all become G1 Optimus Prime-style trucks. Keep reading for photos!
RID 2015
Autobase Aichi has posted a set of images detailing upcoming Transformers Adventure products. Included are some previously known and US-released figures - Mini-Con Deployers will be "Micron Shooters" in Japan - but also some surprises such as Combiner Wars Blackjack and Groove appearing as Runabout and Override! Keep reading for a full rundown of what's shown with release dates and pricing!
Generation 1
Thanks to our good friend Pixel Dan from over at ToyNewI who's sent over a brand new Unboxing video review and images for the Loyal Subjects Transformers Wave 3 Action Vinyls Mini Figures. Get a look at the latest wave that features With 12 new figures are on the way including Rumble and Frenzy, Lazerbeak and Buzzsaw, Sunstreaker, Blitzwing, Hound, and more. The good news is they are now BIGGER and better with more details! Read on to see the review for the full details now.
Third Party
Planet X has posted images of City Guardian, a Omega Sentinel-themed version of their Omega Supreme toy, Genesis! The image is captioned that they are "testing it for fun," suggesting that they might be trying to gauge interest in a release of the figure. Keep reading for the images and a link back to their Facebook page so you can let them know what you think!
Genetic of TFND has finished off his photos of Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 3 with First Aid! A heavy retooling of Wave 2 Stunticon Offroad, First Aid comes with a Combiner Wars standard handfootgun and... an axe? A medical axe. Yeah, definitely a medical axe. Keep reading to see!
Thanks to our sponsor Robotkingdom who have posted new images of the Transformers Classic 2014 Legends Wave 3 In-Packages. Get a look at Ultra Magnus, Grimlock, Cliffjumer, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Skywarp on the cards. These figures are available now at $39.90 USD.
Car Robots
TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki has shared a couple more interesting images from Car Robots, the series that would be known as the first Robots In Disguise in the US. First up is more rough preliminary design work for Super Fire Convoy, AKA Optimus Prime. Also, a photo of a special version of Wildride/X-Brawn with clear parts that was used to highlight the detailing of the engine compartment at a toy show. Keep reading to see!
TakaraTomy has posted new images of Unite Warriors Menasor to their store page! While we'd seen this photo before, it was usually smaller, watermarked, or both. Also included are new images of Drag Strip and Motormaster, as well as a group shot of the Stunticons in both modes. Keep reading to see!
U.NEM Studios has posted a preliminary photo shoot for MP-23 Exhaust! Only the packaging and Vehicle Mode are covered up to this point, but the photos are extremely well-done, and we'll be keeping an eye out for the subsequent rounds of photos as they go up. If you couldn't secure this elusive Masterpiece, this gallery of photos may well be the next best thing. Keep reading to see!
Third Party
BBTS have just let us know they have posted new images and orders for the PE-DX05 Leonidas Ultimate Lio Convoy homage figure. The Perfect Effect Leonidas figure stands about 9" (23cm) tall in robot mode and contains die-cast parts. This fierce transforming beast changes from a robot warrior into a lion and boasts over 60 points of articulation. The figure will be shipping June 2015 for a price of $149.99 USD.
Most of us were pretty sure that Combiner Wars Wave 3 wasn't going to meet its May ship date, with Wave 2 delayed until April as it was. But now... Genetic of TFND has once again posted images of an upcoming figure, this time Blades of the Protectobots! A rescue helicopter from the Alpha Bravo mold, Blades has a new headsculpt but still sports the same Rescue Missiles as his Aerialbot compatriot. Keep reading to see the images!
Genetic from the TFND Forums has posted a MASSIVE gallery of Combiner Wars Cyclonus! The Wave 3 Voyager's package bio confirms that he combines via the power of mind-control - and the photo gallery includes many high-quality pictures of Cyclonus' combiner form, Galvatronus! Keep reading to see it all!
Robots In Disguise
TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has shared a couple of fascinating pieces of art on Twitter in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Transformers: Car Robots, later known in the US as the first Robots In Disguise. The first is a rough color layout for Fire Convoy, AKA Optimus Prime, but the second one is an even older piece, a design sketch for the character. In the early stages Fire Convoy looked a fair bit more like the original Optimus Prime - also, he was a Maximal! Keep reading to see the images!
Canadian fans will be happy to know that Toys 'R' have posted prodcut order pages for the Transformers Generations Megatron G1 and Armada Leader Class action figures. Both figures are listed now ready to ship for $59,99 CAD with FREE shipping. Those have been on the hunt. Here's your chance to get these figures while they last.
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