This is one I think we've all been curious about: what do the Legends Series and Titans Return releases look like side by side? Twitter user @King0157 has an answer for us, having taken extensive photos of Hardhead, Galvatron, and Skull/Skullcruncher/Skullsmasher! We even get some photos of Galvatron's Headmaster/Titan Masters together... and wow,
does Nucleon look better with some paint. Hope he's less crumbly! Keep reading to have a look.
While we were all focusing on SDCC and Wonderfest, Hisashi Yuki managed to more or less sneak one by us! Promising many new products on display at Wonder Festival 2016, Yuki posted a new photo this past Friday of Lynxmaster, the Unite Warriors release of Combiner Wars Sky Reign that swaps out Smokescreen in favor of Ratchet. Keep reading to see!
Before there was Transformers, there was Diaclone, and we'd be remiss if we didn't talk at least a little about the new Diaclone Reboot merchandise on display at Wonderfest yesterday.
On hand were representatives of the pilot troop builder packs (some of which are already up for preorder!), the power suits (types A and B likewise up for order), as well as a prototype for a transport vehicle for the power suits. Diabattles also showed off an upgrade unit giving boosters and giant cannons, as if Diabattles V2 wasn't armed enough! It's a lot of great looking stuff, so click through to check it all out!
We've got a little more left to show from Summer Wonderfest yet! Autobase Aichi has delivered a gallery of some of the licensed Transformers works, mostly focused on Prime 1 Studios statues including Optimus Primal, G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron along with a Nemesis Prime redeco, and several more movie based ones, including Shockwave. We also get a good shot of Ultimetal Ultra Magnus, though only in its basically fully assembled state. Click through to see the mirrored photos.
Finally for the moment we're looking at the Legends Series display from Summer Wonderfest. TakaraTomy's Titans Return lineup is well represented, going all the way to October's releases - if not a bit farther with the Super Ginrai prototype. Among the photos we get good looks at the retooled faces for Chromedome, Mindwipe, and Highbrow, plus reminders just how nice the decos are for Scourge and Blurr, and plenty more! We've got a lot of photos of this table, so keep reading to start browsing the gallery.
Continuing our catchup on coverage of this weekend's Wonderfest, we have a collection of photos showing the Transformers Adventure toys on display. The electronic Hypersurge Starscream was a big presence, but the first looks at TakaraTomy's deco for Warrior Class Windblade and Ratchet may have attracted the most attention. We've got images of both of those, plus lots more, so keep reading to take a look!
At Wonderfest this summer, Cheetor was obviously the bigger show of the Masterpieces. But G1 was represented too, albeit just by the grey prototype of Inferno and a finished Delta Magnus. Autobase Aichi grabbed a few pictures of their display case, giving us an especially good look at Delta Magnus, and a close up of its alternate faces. If you want to check out the upcoming entires in the G1 MP run, keep reading for the mirrored photos!
Winderfest comes and goes very quickly, so we've gone out to round up coverage of the Transformers merchandise that was on display. First up from a few sources we have nice pictures of Masterpiece Cheetor, including some closeups on the accessory tray showing just how show accurate the option faces - both beast and bot -really are to the show design. And it turns out a finished Optimus Primal was on display too, even if it got little attention. Click through for mirrored photos!
We've still got Transformers coming in from San Diego Comic Con tonight. Our team at the show has just sent over a gallery of photos from the prime 1 Studio display, showing off their new G1-based Optimus Prime statue. Highly detailed and featuring interesting restyling, this statue shipping between July and September of 2017 is set to run $999, making it ideal for the most hardcore Optimus Prime collector. Keep reading to see our gallery below!
TakaraTomy's Legends Series is on display at Wonderfest, and thanks again to Twitter users kudou4wd and Chohenken we have some early shots from the exhibit. Starting us off we have a couple shots of the grey prototype of Super Ginrai, and some shots showing off some of the decos but also the new head sculpts for the TakaraTomy versions of Chromedome and Highbrow. Keep reading to check them out!
From Twitter users kudou4wd and Chohenken we have new pictures in from TakaraTomy's display space at Summer Wonderfest 2016, featuring Transformers Adventure! From this display we're getting our first looks at the decos for the Japanese release of Robots in Disguise Warrior Windblade, as well as Ratchet, Bisk, Scorponok, Hyper Surge Starscream and Warrior Class Nemesis Prime from the Power Surge Optimus mold. We've got the images mirrored, so keep reading and take a look!
New in from Dengeki Hobby we have a few high res images of TakaraTomy's Legends Series Super Ginrai. Retooled from the already substantial Powermaster Optimus Prime retool of Ultra Magnus, it goes for a slightly more traditional Optimus Prime look along with a few other improvements, though it still features the awkwardly arranged feet first clearly seen in the hobby magazine scans recently. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on display not that Wonderfest is underway - stay tuned, and check out the mirrored photos below!
Less of a revelation than the color photos of MP Cheetor, fans will be happy to see some new looks at the grey prototype for Masterpiece Inferno, and in the same display case, the full color Delta Magnus recolor of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. It is a little surprising to not see the color copy of Inferno, which has previously appeared just recently, but it's good to see the figure in some dynamic poses just the same! Click through to see the mirrored photos from the 52Toys Weibo page.
Hot on the heels of San Diego Comic Con, the summer Wonderfest has begun in Japan, and has already delivered its first major piece of news! From the Weibo page of 52Toys, we have our first look at a color prototype of Masterpiece Cheetor. While only the robot mode model is seen in color today, it demonstrates a really nice looking finish that's very accurate to the CG cartoon model. We've got the photos mirrored, so keep reading to take a look. And stay tuned for further reveals from Wonderfest!
As I said in the previous post, it's New Toy Day in Japan! And this means certain Japanese Twitter users can usually be counted on to take photos of their new stuff. In this case, that means Alfes2010 and Tagoal, both of whom have taken shots of Legends Series Skull and Hardhead! Keep reading to see the mirrored photos and see how they compare to Titans Return Deluxe Skullcruncher and Hardhead!
New Toy Day just hit in Japan, so both @tagoal and @Alfes2010 have posted pictures of their hauls to Twitter! First up is TAV52 Strongarm and Sawtooth, the Japanese equivalent of the RID Strongarm Battle Pack. As usual, TakaraTomy has applied TakaraTomy levels of paint, making for a really nice-looking action figure. Keep reading to see the photos, mirrored here for your convenience!
Just in from the SDCC 2016 we managed to get our paws on one of the Transformers Evolution Soundwave exclusive figures that were a late surprise addition to the Hasbro Toy Store offerings this year. Best of all its only $40. This figure is really quite impressive with amazing details that go from a flat tablet to a figure that is much beefier then one would expect. Hope there will be some available on Hasbro Toy Shop next week as this figure a must have for Soundwave fans. Read on to see the images in the gallery.
Shogo Hasui isn't as prolific a Twitter promoter as his TakaraTomy colleague Hisashi Yuki, but he usually has something interesting on-hand when he does post images to the platform. Today, he's got Legends Series LG26 Scourge and his mold-mate LG33 Highbrow. There's not a ton of reused parts between the two, but Hasui swaps some stuff around just to confirm to us that they are, in fact, first cousins. Keep reading for modern Transformers mold wizardry!