This evening, the official Transformers Youtube channel has added a trailer-style video for Combiner Wars Devastator. ...Without showing the toy at all. A collection of G1 animation clips and various pieces of art make up the just-under-a-minute video, throwing this more in the realm of teaser-trailers. But given the date, there's a good chance this is part of a buildup to the street date for preorders, believed to be July 1st. We've embedded the video if you'd like to have a look, meanwhile stay tuned for more updates!
On Saturday at Botcon 2015, I had the chance to speak with Jerry Jivoin, John Warden, and Ben Montano from Hasbro. In the interview, I ask about some elements of the current design process in Generations and Robots in Disguise, planning for new reveals, and more! Click through now and check out the embedded video. As always, our thanks to the guys from Hasbro for taking time out to talk with the fans!
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has video of FansToys' Grenadier! While Third Party toys are forbidden at BotCon proper, there's a dealer room across the street at the St. Charles Hilton where this figure was being shown off! Keep reading to have a good look for yourself!
YouTuber masainjapan2008 has posted an 11-minute video showing TakaraTomy's presentation at Tokyo Toy Show 2015! For a good look at MP Ironhide & Optimus Primal, Unite Warriors Devastator and all the new Transformers Adventure items, keep reading to watch!
TakaraTomy has posted episode 13 of Transformers Adventure, the Japanese equivalent of this year's Robots In Disguise, to YouTube! Luckily the region lock of a couple weeks ago seems to have been a fluke, so if you want a very confusing preview of RID, keep reading!
There more news than meets the eye for the Transformers: Devastation game that has been flowing out E3. Here is somthing that goes under the hood from the PlayStation.Blog featuring interviews Robert Conkey and Producer Activision Kenji Saito Director, PlatinumGames Atsushi Kurooka Producer, PlatinumGames.
They talk about Transformers: Devastation at PlayStation's E3 2015 Live Coverage show and address many of the questions and concerns that have been raised online. Watch video for lots of insights and new details on game play.
Besides mere toys shown off at the Tokyo Toy Show, TakaraTomy had a pair of actual robots to display as well. The larger of the two is a 1.5 meter tall robot known as Bumblebee Quarter - made in collaboration with the companies pursuing 1/1 scale transforming robots as part of Project J-deite.
The second is a more modest 26cm version. Keep reading to see videos and photos for each!
Dengeki Hobby Web has made a quick video featuring RID Warrior Drift, or more precisely the TakaraTomy deco coming at the end of this month of the Transformers Adventure line. Much of the video is spent in transforming the toy, but through the process you can get a good, clear look at the figure in its slightly more muted coloring. While the choice to reduce the intensity of something orange may always be a questionable one, it's hard to deny Drift looks quite nice in this deco. Keep reading to check out the video.
YouTuber Fanoftransformers123 has posted the teaser for this weekend's Rescue Bots season finale! The episodes air at 1PM EST on Discovery Family, and has the Rescue Bots attempting the "biggest save ever"! Keep reading to see the commercial.
After a week in which the show was unfortunately region-locked to Japan, Transformers Adventure Episode 12 is now back up and available in other countries! Keep reading to check the Japanese-language version of Robots In Disguise out for yourself!
Yu Ting An on Youtube has uploaded a set of short videos featuring Platinum Edition Trypticon, showing the toy's motor-driven actions and electronic light up features to all still be completely functioning. As well as giving us good looks at the toy out of package, we can see Trypticon walk, and activate the communication and radar dishes in city and battlestation modes. Finally, the last video demonstrates the small vehicle launcher. This looks like a top notch reissue. Click through to check out all the videos!
While not Transformers movie news as such, it seems the Michael Bay-produced TMNT sequel may be giving a nod back to Bay's prior works. In some on-set video uploaded to Instagram, a small vehicle drives up to one of the Ninja Turtle actors, and then "transforms" in to Bumblebee. Or at least a guy wearing a motorized Bumblebee costume. This crossover of sorts is not very surprising - what's surprising is that it didn't happen in the first TMNT movie. Click through to check out the videos.
Transformers Hong Kong has posted a slick new Combiner Wars commercial to their Facebook page, showing Superion and Menasor squaring off in a CG sequence that looks nearly good enough to be stop-motion! We can't embed the video, so keep reading for the link to see it for yourself!
"...did Megatron just turn into a gun!?"
The "Kids React To" YouTube series has posted a video of kids seeing the G1 cartoon for the first time. The responses vary a lot, and some will probably make you feel extremely
old, but some are pretty insightful - like the kid who says all the movie Transformers just look like "evil-looking robot guys." Keep reading to see the video!
TakaraTomy has once again graciously posted their version of Robots In Disguise to YouTube without any kind of regional exclusion. So if you want to see Jazz make his appearance in Japanese (where he's called Jazz, interestingly - not Meister!), keep reading to see the video!
As always, TakaraTomy has posted the new episode of Transformers Adventure - better known as "Robots In Disguise, except in Japanese" - to their YouTube channel! Keep reading to be confused, English speakers!
TakaraTomy has posted instructional videos for three new figures! Clocking in at 21 seconds is TED-06 Big Optimus Prime, at 51 seconds is TAV-13 Nemesis Prime, and at a relatively lengthy 2 minutes, 22 seconds is TAV-14 Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus! Keep reading to see all three!
TakaraTomy continues to post Japanese-language episodes of Robots In Disguise to YouTube without any region lock, and we salute them for it. This week we're up to episode 8 - keep reading to see!