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RID 2015
The Allspark has posted a few quick shots of the Warrior Class Sideswipe redeco from the exclusive Clash Of The Transformers sub-branding. Serving to give us a better sense of how the toy came out in production, the photos don't go in to much detail, but will certainly do until more, better photos turn up. We've mirrored a couple of the shots, so keep reading to check those out and get a link back to the Allspark album.
Generation 1
Solving one mystery about the Platinum reissues of Astrotrain and Blitzwing, we now know who's carrying this box set in the United States! Amazon has a preorder page up for the set, priced at $69.99. Due to ship August 1st, the same day as Devastator, it looks like these will soon be easily available to any interested. Of course, the mystery of their decos is one that remains very much unsolved, and may well remain so for the foreseeable future. Keep reading for a link to the product page!
Generations
In his latest tweet, TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki attached a photo of a G1 Bruticus with Groove as an arm as Blast Off looks on. Since a Unite Warriors version of the Decepticon combiner is basically assured, it's hard not to take this as a hint towards at least the intent to add a proper Blast Off to it, in place of Hasbro's brown Slingshot. It's surely too soon to expect anything more than this to be revealed on the subject, so for now it's just something to ponder over. Click through to have a look at the photo.
Generations
Toy World Magazine in the UK has reported that Hasbro has elected to withdraw from UK Toy Fair 2016 due to a new date for the coming year's show. The 2016 edition of London Toy Fair runs January 24th-26th, which would leave little to no time to set up for Nuremberg Toy Fair, which will run January 27th to February 1st. Keep reading to see statements from both Hasbro UK and London Toy Fair.
Collectors Club
Jesse Wittenrich has tweeted a few new looks at the Serpent O.R. figure coming up soon in the third Figure Subscription Service assortment. The GI Joe crossover character uses the "Senator Ratbat" alternate head from the Generations Scourge body, but sadly the body deco meant to evoke a snake's head on the chest never quite worked out past the mockup stage. Also shown is Jesse's own idea of a serpent staff that can be assembled from some stock Arms Microns. Keep reading to have a look!
Third Party
The Action Robo Facebook page has put up some shots of a display testshot of Gun Dog, the Masterpiece-styled Hound by MakeToys. At this stage the figure seems to be sporting its final plastic colors, and is just waiting for someone to come at it with a paint brush to realize the final details. MakeToys is recognizing proper scaling, as Gun Dog can be seen a fair bit shorter than Cupola, keeping it on par with the official MPs of the 84-85 Autobot Cars. Click through and take a look!
Third Party
Group ToyMecha has seemingly launched with photos of a prototype figure based on Punch/Counterpunch, targeting the Masterpiece scale. Seen in comparison with the official Tigertrack, the currently unnamed double-agent is similar in height range with MakeToys' Cupola/Not-Chromedome. We can only glimpse the figure's alternate robot mode so far, but otherwise we're given a decent look at the design. Click through to check out the photos!
RID 2015
A poster on Cybertron.ca has reported finding the first Warrior Class figures from the store exclusive sub-branding of RID, Clash of The Transformers. So far featuring a grey Sideswipe, blue-striped Bumblebee, and an Optimus with more black in the deco, they're not the most amazing entries, but that may change as this redeco line moves forward. There's an in-store photo for reference which we've mirrored, so keep reading to have a look!
Third Party
Over on their Facebook page, BadCube has published a piece of concept art for "Sunsurge", their take in a Masterpiece-alike Sunstreaker, carrying on from their increasingly popular offerings like Wardog/Warpath and the Insecticon "Evil Bug Corps". They're strongly indicating there will be more of this to be seen at TFCon Toronto later this month, so fans who've been waiting for a Masterpiece option on this character ought to keep watch on this one! Click through to check it out.
Generations
From the weibo page of foklautoy, we've got a set of good out of package shots of the Battalion level Cyber Series Megatron figure. The line of large, simple figures often borrowing engineering from Legends and Cyberverse designs has so far only turned up at retail in some Asian and South American locations, which is a shame since they're generally pretty cool looking, a point well evidenced by Megatron here. Keep reading to check out all the photos!
Third Party
Robot Kingdom has just updated their Facebook page with copies of the Perfect Effect Devastator upgrade images, noting that preorders for them will begin next week. But more importantly it looks like they're also verifying the distribution of parts. According to their information, PC-06 will include the Devastator specific parts and vehicle upgrades, while PC-07 will feature just the Constructicon forearm addons. Pricing remains to be seen, but at least it looks like you'll have the chance to choose what extent of upgrades you want to apply.
MasterPiece
A few reports have started circulating that Toys R Us in Times Square has stocked MP Bluestreak's Hasbro release. This is notable both because this item was supposed to debut at SDCC at the shared Toys R Us/Entertainment Earth booth, and because thereafter it was said it would be available online only. Whether this is the product of a shipping error or other fluke remains to be seen, but this may be more widely available than expected, at the same $70 price point Prowl sold at. If it's of interest to you, then happy hunting!
Generations
Among the few sites still abiding by the preorder "street date" following Amazon's early posting, Target has activated their listing for Devastator this afternoon, coming in at the regular price of $149.99. With an estimated ship date of August 1, it's still probably not the quickest way to get Devastator who is now appearing in store at Toys R Us, but if it's anything like Metroplex, in-store support may be limited at other chains, leaving this a decent option. Click through for a link, and check out the review of the SDCC edition we posted earlier by clicking here!
Collectors Club
Back to business as usual with Botcon now behind us for another year, it's time for the Transformers Figure Subscription Service to get going again, and the next figure in the lineup is starting to arrive. From Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna, we've got a first look at Nacelle, supposedly one of the final uses of the Classics Seeker mold by FunPub. John's provided several photos to give a good look at the figure, so click through and check it out!
Collectors Club
Planet Iacon has shared some photos that seem to originate with a Taobao site, showing off new looks at TFSS 3's Tarantulas and Serpent O.R., notably giving possibly a first look at Tarantulas with the included Arms Microns substituting for the original toy's claw-fingers. Alas, Serpentor's deco still doesn't look anywhere near as nice as it did in the original mockups. These toys should be in mailboxes in upcoming months for subscribers, so get your early peeks at them by click through now!
Generations
Finally, Alfes2010 has gotten to the full combined form of the first Unite Warriors release, showing off the fully formed Superion. We've found out independently that the Unite Warriors toy still has the rubbery plastic antennae on Superion's head, simply painted gold now instead of an orangey yellow. Meanwhile, you can check out the new deco in the handful of photos we've mirrored, then have a look at the full photo review.
Generations
Alfes has uploaded two more photo review galleries covering the rest of the team members of the Unite Warriors Aerialbots after the initial Silverbolt gallery yesterday. The reviews are paired by matching mold partners for some convenience, and we get a good look at the decos of each figure, though unfortunately there's not a followup look at the TakaraTomy vs Hasbro figures to really highlight the differences. Click through for some mirrored photos, and stay tuned since Superion can't be far behind!
Generation 1
On Facebook, user z75sales has finished up with the production sample G2 Protectobots, posting some group images as well as the promised gallery of the set combined as Defensor. While Bruticus may have come to be synonymous with the concept of G2, Defensor probably truly represents it better, and now you can see it in all its eye-searing glory! We've again mirrored some of the pictures, and you can find links to the originals below, so keep reading to see it - just for your own safety, don't look directly at Defensor.
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