Theres something incredibly Japanese about a small team of intricate and tiny transforming robots that combine to form a larger more powerful being, packaged in an attractive giftset depicting a soaring mechanical beast of battle. That is exactly what Takara started to market in Japan at the end of Battlestars: Return of Convoy with the above C-370 Sixliner, and then throughout 1992s Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformer Operation Combination. Read more at Source Blog: 6 Is The Magic Number
When the Amazon Japan site listed the Transformers G1 Encore 23A Fortress Maximus re-issue, today. Someone asked if the "A" meant there could be more than one Fort Max to be offered? It occurred to me the answer is quite likely they will. IF Takara follows their usual path. It may be a fair guess the "A" is Animation colors. This is indicated on the current Encore #20A release for Devastator. There could also be a possible Metallic "M" version as Grand Max. And, even a Black "B" version as Brave Max. Note, this entirely speculation based on how Takara have done things in the past. What do you think about Takara doing more than one For Max?
Times really have changed. It used to be if you didn't see a show on the TV at the time it was on, you had to wait for the video tapes, if they were released. Then came the DVD, YouTube, On-Demand and now we got more options to watch stuff than time to keep up with everything. Luckily, we have wonderful DVD sets being offered these days that package the whole season and or series into one set at a reasonable cost so you can keep up with the latest Prime and other Transformers shows from the past in our dedicated section to Transformers DVD Releases
I'm sure I'm not the only one around who gets crap about the amount of money I spend on Transformers. Until recently, I always thought it wasn't THAT bad. Now, I'm not so sure. This is getting ridiculously expensive now! While on one hand, I can understand some raise in the prices due to higher production and shipping, but I think it's grown beyond that. I honestly think it's to a point where retailers are beginning to get wise to what collectors are willing to spend and are adjusting their prices to reflect it.
Hi everyone, I'm sure this topic has been discussed to death but I'm getting a bit lost among the different MP Primes. I really want to get one, with a trailer to house Sideswipe but which is the best one to get? Is it MP-10 by Takara that's on sale from Big Bad Toy Store? It doesn't look as premium as other MP Prime's I've seen... perhaps my mind is playing tricks on me. What do you think is the best Master Piece Optimus Prime Figure? Read and share your comments with Jack going on now in the Topic Discussion
I don't know if we should be happy or sad about this news. Most Transformers fans know what kind of hurt Micheal Bay's vision (or lack of) has put on the franchise. Even though the moves raked in a ton of money, it left our beloved robots for retail road kill. Now, there's a rumor circling that the new Robocop could be rebooted as a Transformer. According to the post over at Bleeding Cool, the robot cop we all know and love is getting a makeover with a social mode that transforms to combat mode and back. Even if the news is untrue, what do you think about Hollywood Transforming our favorite movies like this?
I just spent a good portion of my Saturday starting or finishing some custom paint jobs on some Classics Transformers into Diaclone colors... And it hit me, HOW does these 3rd party and KO's of retired toy molds hurt Hasbro/Takara? 3rd party toys, like the new Power Master Prime that just came out, now THAT is impressive, however you still NEED the ORIGINAL TF Classics Prime from hasbro/takara in order for it to work. Read the full post and share your comments after the jump.
Transformers have so much to offer over the 25+ years they have been in action that we can't resist sharing some of the fun and lore from time to time. What is more fun than tying in some humor to make fun of our favorite factions and characters. Here's one we think will give you a chuckle and impress you with the awsum transforming creativity that fans can do. No, this is not some new toy. Its just a joke, for fun. See it and comment after the jump.
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Every year, there are certain things that take place within the Transformers community. Last year was the meteoric rise of the third party shops. What originally began as add-ons and kits has now become full-blown homages, like TFC Toys Hercules and iGear's continued homage figures. As this year is just beginning, I have listed five things that I want from the franchise this year. Let's get started!
With the release of Transformers Dark of the Moon
, Director Michael Bay says he is done. Shia LaBeouf says he will not return. What will happen? Mr. LaBeouf suggests a reboot and Tyrese Gibson suggested that maybe Executive Producer Steven Spielberg will step as director if Mr. Bay actually follows through. Don Murphy, a producer on all three Transformers
films says there will "certainly not" be a reboot and suggests perhaps a second trilogy is at hand. "[The Transformers] didn't grow up or become expensive like [Tobey] Maguire," he jokes on his personal message board. Read more.
Tyrese Gibson spoke with MovieWeb earlier this week, suggesting that if indeed what Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) says is true, and that he and Michael Bay are walking away from the franchise, Steven Spielberg is a great safety net. "[H]ere is the safety net. Are you ready for this?" Mr. Gibson asks during his interview with MovieWeb. "Michael Bay decides to not come back for Transfomers 4. There is always Steven Spielberg!" Read more...
Last night, I was looking through convention pics of the dealer room floor and looking at insane stacks of "rare" figures...boxed, carded, bagged you name it. When I see quantities like that piled up from big sellers, even when a lot of it had been "sold out" some time ago it made me think. Are we paying insane prices for some MISB figure on the assumption the figure is very rare when in reality there are still plenty nobody ever bought and are sitting in mass in some retailers warehouses?
With what will most probably be the last of the Bay movies looming on the horizon I guess it's not too early to start to reflect a bit on this "Bayformer" era. Also, where is the future of the movie franchise and just the TF franchise in general going from here on out?
Join the discussion now to read and share your insights on what's next for Transformers after the jump.
As yet another year passes us by, we take the time to reflect the many happenings of 2010. In the world of Transformers, it has proven to be a year of transition. As one movie quiets down, another movie takes shape and gets set to explode onto the scene next summer. The same can be said for the animated world, as the torch gets passed not only from one series to another, but from one network to another. Click here for the full review.
The time of reckoning is almost upon us. Discovery and Hasbro's new channel, The Hub, is set to debut the new "Transformers: Prime" animated series on Monday, November 29th at 6:30pm EST. Tformers.com was lucky enough to score an advance 'screener' copy of the first two episodes, which are part of the opening 5-episode miniseries that kicks off the show. After review of the show, we're ready to offer our first take.
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BE WARNED. SPOILERS FOLLOW!!
At the recent London MCM expo Tformers' ShafikLight was among the fans to get a first hand taste of War for Cybertron
"I seriously started acting like a fan boy and scared a few people with all the giggles sounds I would make at certain aspects of the game, but I wasnt alone, there were people of all ages doing the same from kids of about 8 years old to those that grew up with G1." Check out his in depth report here
Recently, Tformers.com joined other media outlets to get a sneak peek at Activision's and High Moon Studio's upcoming "Transformers: War for Cybertron" video game. We had the opportunity to play several multiplayer modes on both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the Nintendo DS version. We were encouraged to try out all four character classes and customize our fighters as much as possible. What did we think?
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TFormers Community member "formerly nortagem" received an email from Hasbro, Inc. today regarding some remaining Transformers Animated figures including Blackout and Thundercracker, which they say have been "discontinued." Due to this, they are unable to provide any information on retail markets that Hasbro said during San Diego Comic-Con
that they would work to get the remaining figures out any way they can. Read on for analysis.