Thanks to Weibo member NOTRAB, we have some in-hand images of the MPM-4 Optimus Prime Transformers Masterpiece figure that will be coming to the USA this Summer.
Here is a chance to get a closer look at what has changed from the Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Leader Class mold to this one. Read on to see more in the images below.
Hasbro Toy Shop has posted their listing for the new Rubik's Crew Optimus Prime figure! You may feel that the collectible display figure market has gotten a bit of a big head, with new lines PoPping up left and right. But Rubik's Crew gives an actual purpose to cuteified SD display figures: Optimus Prime's head is a fully functional puzzle whose body serves as a display stand. Keep reading to see the photos!
With Titans Return Wave 4 just beginning to filter through to US retailers, it's probably not the best time for another wave of figures to begin appearing elsewhere in the world. Well, too bad,
because Blitzwing and Octone were spotted at a Transformers: The Last Knight
event in Manila by Twitter user @neurowing along with Titan Master Ramhorn! Keep reading to see the photos.
Dengeki Hobby has posted images of the previously-mysterious TLK-02! While we'd speculated that it was going to be Barricade, now we know: it's going to be Barricade! The photos don't show any significant difference from the Premier Edition Deluxe figure, so with an SRP of 2800 Yen you can probably save yourself $10+ dollars after shipping and get the domestic version. Keep reading to see the photos!
The last series of Figure Subscription Service offerings from the now-defunct Transformers Collectors Club is continuing to slowly be fulfilled. Subscribers will be finding the second shipment arriving in the next few days, with those lucky - and local to the Fun Pub office - already getting toys in hand. PumaTheHunter on Twitter
is one such, and he's posted a nice batch of photos showing Double Pretenders Optimus and Megatron. Most of the focus is on Megatron, but both toys are represented nicely. Keep reading for more info, and of course the photos!
Following the previous new post with details on the new MPM-4 Masterpiece Optimus Prime Transformers Movie Figure. By way of Planet Iacon, we have some new images from the announcement event with looks at the figure itself.
The figure revealed at the Beijing and Guangzhou Midnight Sales Event in China. That is an update of the original 2009 Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime leader figure mold. Will be released in the USA this Summer. Check out the event images below to see more about it.
A poster by the name of The Blue E
has uploaded some in-hand photos of Deluxe Sqweeks to the Transformers Club Facebook group. We have a slightly better look now at how the figure's arms work, with a set of very short handlebar appendages supplemented by larger attachments that store within the trailer/repair bay piece. Keep reading to see!
A special edition of the Premier Edition Voyager Optimus is going to be available in Japan exclusively from 7net. Available as a preorder with or without an advance-purchase movie ticket, Dark Optimus Prime is an iteration of the more screen-accurate Shadow Spark deco style seen on the Hasbro Asia exclusive Leader Class toy. Basic shots of the toy in robot and vehicle modes are shown, plus a package image. The starting cost for this is 5000 Yen, for toy-only, putting it a little higher than typical Japanese Voyager prices. For more on availability and delivery details, keep reading!
Japanese retailer Red Mercury has brought us our first look at in package samples for the upcoming waves of RID Combiner Force Legion figures, featuring Heatseeker, Cyclonus, Drift, and Bumblebee, as well as Combiner Activators featuring Soundwave and Optimus Prime. Previously we've been shown computer renders of all of these, along with a good look at the testshot for Soundwave in a Facebook video, but this is the first chance to see these toys in finalized form. We've mirrored the images, click through to see them now!
The in-store merchandise situation for The Last Knight seems to have improved a bit today, with some retailers reported as rushing product out to shelves. Among these are Tiny Turbo Changers, which Trasufoma on Twitter bought two of, and shared some photos and quick thoughts on. Notably, the packaging is confirmed to have small windows to let you try to see what figure you're buying from the otherwise blind packaging. The photos include a comparison to a QTF figure to hopefully reflect the scale. Check out that and all the mirrored photos below!
While the rest of the country waits out the week for stores to actually put toys out on shelves,
the ToysRUs in Escondido, CA has gone ahead and done it! Their Instagram account gave us a look at a modest-sized Transformers: The Last Knight
display, but one with a surprise: Optimus Prime and Bumblebee-themed sword and shield roleplay toy sets! Keep reading to see the image.
Looks like the two foot tall Unicron is not the end for statuary from Soldier Story. The generously-described "lamp" that depicts Unicron standing atop Cybertron's surface is apparently to be joined in future by a planet mode Unicron as well. No indication of its specific light up elements yet, though it seems to be more of a prototype, at least judging by its stand being partly comprised of Bandai Action Base parts. Also shown was a grey prototype for Rodimus Prime unleashing the power of the Matrix. It's a bit easier to guess what will light up on that one! Check out the pictures below.
JohnRedcorn - or "Poormans Michael Bay" as he apparently goes by on Youtube - has gotten hold of a Premier Edition Megatron from The Last Knight Voyager wave 2. He's shared a nice little gallery of photos of the figure, showing off robot and vehicle modes, plus comparisons with a couple of Optimus Primes, ROTF Megatron, and AOE Galvatron for good measure. Additionally he's made a video showing the transformation from robot to vehicle and back. You can find all of that in the full post below - but you may want to mute the video when you go to check it out.
Loopaza on Facebook has shared out the Transformers-relevant pages from this month's Figure King Magazine. We got a preview of it a couple days ago, focused on the Legends Series Kup and Hot Rod. These new high res scans show very well the detail of the figures' new parts and Targetmasters in testshot form. Also included is exclusive Black Convoy, a DOTM Shockwave statue, and the current campaign sword for The Last Knight toys, plus a full page article about the movie. We've got the pages below, plus a crop out of the Legends testshot panel, so click through and check them out!
It looks like FansHobby's Gunfighter II (G2 Laser Optimus) is getting a fair bit of attention this week. FansHobby have posted a quick gallery of the current testshot, showing the poseability and accessories primarily. They note that at least some of these images are partially Photoshopped to represent the intended final deco, due to the recently highlighted design alterations delaying their ability to have their factory prepare them a deco proof sample right now. But most of the photos seem to clearly depict the plastic-colors testshot with no extra colors added anyway. Gunfighter II is expected to release in June. Keep reading for the mirrored gallery!
We've got a couple more pieces of visual assets to see tonight, from our regular Weibo source. Both are shaped and laid out like they might be samples for side panels of boxes. One uses a cropped version of the Optimus/Megatron battle scene we saw the other day
. The other is a paired shot of Bumblebee and Hot Rod together. Both just have standard placeholder text, showing where package copy would fit in the layout, so no information is to be gleaned. But whatever the details, it looks more and more like additional special sets are coming to the toyline! Click through for the images.
Twitter user @AutobotsGeneral has posted a new image of Megatron from Transformers: The Last Knight
! The circumstances in the image are most intriguing, but hopefully won't show until you click through to the main story. They may involve Spoilers,
so be warned!
Dengeki Hobby has posted images and details for LG-EX Car Robots Black Convoy! Best known as Robots In Disguise (2001) Scourge, the inevitable repaint of Titans Return Voyager Optimus Prime is extensively painted and will first be available at Tokyo Toy Show for 5,600 Yen. In an era of 4,000 Yen Legends Deluxes from TakaraTomy, that's not as bad as it could be. Keep reading for the images!