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RID 2015
In a rare move, TakaraTomy has posted the second episode of the Japanese dub of Robots In Disguise, known there as Transformers Adventure, to YouTube in its entirety without region-restriction. There are no subtitles, but if you're curious about the Japanese character voices or have seen the US version of episode 2 and just want to compare, this is an unusual opportunity to do so through official channels. Keep reading to see!
Rescue Bots
Hasbro Studios has uploaded a new preview clip for Rescue Bots to their Youtube channel featuring the Rescue Bots on the ocean to build up the introduction of High Tide, who will take the form of (part of) the large ocean liner playset toy shown in advance of New York Toy Fair. We've got the minute and a half teaser embedded below, so click through and check it out!
Generation 1 Japan
The latest episode of the QTransformers Animation is up! Titled "Mystery of Mystery of Convoy," it guest-stars the player characters from the original Famicom game, Ultra Magnus and Rodimus Prime! Magnus... doesn't take it well when people call Mystery of Convoy a bad game. (But it totally is.) Keep reading to see!
RID 2015
TakaraTomy has posted seventeen videos to their YouTube channel detailing how to transform the bulk of the TAV (Warriors/Legion) and TED (1-Step and other quick-change) series of Transformers Adventure figures. We've included TAV01 Bumblebee, TAV03 Strongarm, TAV05 Fixit, and TAV11 Bloody Knockout below, so keep reading to see them!
This week's episode of QTransformers is up, and our guest-bot this week is Jazz! ...or Meister, which seems more appropriate as the episode revolves around Optimus Prime and Bumblebee taking on more G1ish forms and Japanese G1 names of Convoy and Bumble. Keep reading to see!
RID 2015
Thanks to Tinyironfist, we have a Youtube video giving us a look at the opening and ending themes for Japan's broadcast of Robots in Disguise, branded locally as Transformers Adventure. The opening features plenty of stock footage mixed with some early episode clips set to not particular compelling music, while the end is a cast dance, featuring the Autobots. We also get a look at commercials for Warrior Class Bumblebee and the Three-Step Hyperchange figure in the middle. Click through and check it out!
Today right here on our TFormers community forums, member koolkollectibleskhai has shared a video with us where he talks about a range of Masterpiece molds, summarizing them, and finding with each of them a special characteristic that for him personally helps define them as Masterpieces. The half hour video starts with MP-08 Grimlock and goes through the subsequent figures right up to Ultra Magnus. You can watch his video embedded in the full post, and then head over to his topic on the message board and share your "Masterpiece Moments" with us as well!
RID 2015
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has posted a 30-second commercial for the new Robots In Disguise exhibit featuring none other than Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime. In the ad, Cullen asks kids to come to the museum and choose a side - Autobot or Decepticon - and participate in the interactive exhibits. Keep reading to see!
Generation 1 Japan
This week's QTransformers is up on YouTube, and this week's special guest robot is Red Alert, who seems to be perpetually frightened and/or embarrassed. The topic between him, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Lockdown seems to be the minimum standards in video games, for all the good that does most of us. Keep reading to see the episode!
RID 2015
Seibertron has posted a full video walkthrough of the Robots In Disguise exhibit to his YouTube channel! Clocking in at close to 40 minutes, the video captures aspects of the exhibit that hadn't been shown in detail before, including more prototypes, test shots, and design sketches. Keep reading to see!
RID 2015
Thanks to YouTuber Tinyironfist, we can now see the latest Japanese commercial for Transformers Adventure! The superiorly-named version of the new RID cartoon begins almost the same day as the US version, March 15th. The spot doesn't feature too much you haven't seen in the US promos, but it's worth noting that as with other recent releases they're sticking to using US names: Bumblebee as opposed to "Bumble," Decepticon as opposed to "Destron," etc. Keep reading to see!
Generation 1 Japan
As it's Tuesday, the latest episode of the Japanese-language short series is up for viewing! This week's QTransformers episode guest-stars Tracks - the bot of the hour - and is titled "Mystery of Game Balance." We're relatively certain that game balance is indeed a mystery to anyone involved with the production of Mystery of Convoy. Keep reading to watch!
The Caution, Low Sign Youtube channel has posted a pair of videos shot at Toy Fair earlier this month. One features Long Haul, the structural core of Devastator and shows off the toy's articulation followed by a demo of Devastator's arm becoming a missile battery. The second video is another look at Ultra Magnus, starting with the Minimus interaction we've seen, but ending with John Warden commenting about 1/144th scale elements on the toy and how he wants to find ways to incorporate that even more going forward. Click through to check out both embedded videos.
Generation 1
The latest episode of QTransformers is up on YouTube! Titled (more or less) "Mystery Of Certain Psychic Powers," this week's guest conversers are Bluestreak and Smokescreen! As always you're not going to get much out of it if you don't speak Japanese, but you can at least see the rest of the Datsuns make their appearance. Keep reading to see!
Generation 1 Japan
This week's episode of QTransformers is as nonsensical as ever for a non-speaker of Japanese, but does seem to focus on explorers in some way, as the title implies. That said, you do at least get to see QTransformers Sideswipe and Sunstreaker joining the conversation, so at least there's new character designs to see. Keep reading to watch!
Third Party
Radio Free Cybertron's diecast is still at Toy Fair in New York, and he's taken plenty of photos and video at the Play With This Too booth! We've got grayscale hardcopies on hand of Desolataur in both stills and video, and more. Keep reading to see it all!
RID 2015
Taiwan station YOYOTV has posted a preview video for the Taiwanese premiere of RID, which will happen at 10:30 AM local time on February 14th. We've gotten a number of premiere dates for RID2015 so far... just not for the USA. Odds are good that'll be announced around Toy Fair, so keep checking back for more info - until then, keep reading to see the video!
RID 2015
The official Transformers Youtube channel has posted a new version of the TV spot we previously reported on. The first version only had sound effects mixed, lacking any spoken dialogue. The more recent video has English speech from the kid watching the fight between Bumblebee and Steeljaw, as well as narration and lines for Bumblebee. It also adds a mention of the Warrior Class figures, represented by Optimus Prime, and points out the game app for the series. You can keep reading to see the embedded video.
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