From guanchengphoto on Weibo we have some very nice photos of a color product sample for DX9's Leah, the Arcee-derived figure in their War in Pocket Legends-scale figure line. The photos demonstrate the figure's great degree of poseability (no doubt helped by its small display stand) as well as how it transforms in to a surprisingly solid looking vehicle form! We have the photos mirrored, so keep reading and have a look.
We have some new pictures tonight showing another in the long line of uncolored third party test shots. These images, said to be from Toyworld, show a Masterpiece scale figure based on Springer. This carries on the current trend of new unofficial renditions of the triplechangers in general, which is at least something of a break from, say, Devastators. This Springer-alike is only seen as a robot, but we do get a comparison next to MP Bumblebee so you can see it's ready to stand tall among the real Masterpieces. Click through to see for yourself!
Actor Allen Phoenix has been added to the Internet Movie Database's page for Transformers 5 - a fact Mr. Phoenix retweeted himself, which seems like pretty good confirmation to us! Phoenix is currently filming a part in the upcoming All Eyez On Me,
a biopic based on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, and will presumably join Michael Bay's production in June to play the part of Luke Reynolds. Keep reading for more info!
Greg "M Sipher" Sepelak has made an interesting discovery about the reissued blind-bag Kreon Micro-Changers appearing at US dollar stores - they're not reissues at all! They're entirely reversioned pieces using the updated 2015 Kreon body and entirely new tampograph applications. Keep reading for an example photo as well as more info on the differences!
Hot on the heels of the return of Josh Duhamel, Michael Bay has posted video clips of Tyrese Gibson to Instagram with the caption "I'm thinking." Will the duo of Epps and Lennox be reunited in Transformers 5? Obviously Bay is gauging fan reaction with this, so keep reading for a link to Instagram so you can go tell him what you think.
After sitting out Age of Extinction (which was probably wise on his part, let's be honest), Josh Duhamel is apparently preparing to return to the Transformers film franchise. Michael Bay, the official Transformers Twitter, and Duhamel himself were all excitedly chatting about the news this morning as Duhamel returns as William Lennox - who is probably at least a Colonel by now considering his jumps in rank between previous films. Keep reading for more info!
A short time ago this evening we may have finally had the release date for Deluxe Class Groove revealed to us! The US release is an online exclusive as part of a second "May Mayhem" event, following the official retail debut of Victorion this past weekend.
Tonight Amazon listed their own stock of the previously TakaraTomy-exclusive figure, showing a price of $16.99, and indicating a ship date of May 20th for the pre-sale figure. That has since been taken down, but there's a good chance that indicates the intended sale day! Stay tuned for more updates!
Superhero Hype has announced that Paramount has decided on an official title for Transformers 5! Now titled Transformers: The Last Knight,
filming begins on June 6th in Detroit. Besides Mark Wahlberg and Isabela Moner, actor Jerrod Carmichael is known to be playing a role. Keep reading for more info and a closer look at the new logo! UPDATED
with a link to the official announcement on Instagram!
In a surprising move, MakeToys has created a smartphone app dedicated to their line of unofficial Transformers products. Promising a full figure library, an instruction manual archive, and updates on where and how to get exclusive figures, this app sounds as though it could be a real boon to dedicated MakeToys collectors. Click through to see the description and get a link to the app!
What feels like an extremely short time after Needlenose, the first TFSS 4 figure shipped, today the first copies of the second figure are hitting subscriber mailboxes!
Thanks to SeiberBirdR we now know the identity of the currently shipping figure is Grabuge - the trademark-rename of Ruckus. And we have some early photos to show what the final product looks like.
We'll bring you more on this figure as it becomes available, and for now keep reading to see these first pictures, including a look at the bio!
Thanks to @genteiichiba on Twitter, we have our first look at a silhouette reveal teaser for the Masterpiece Cheetor that was announced during Transformers fest in Japan this past weekend.
We can't be sure just yet if this image relates in any way to the toy it's standing in for or just a silhouette of art assets being used to develop it, but this does stand as the final official confirmation we've been waiting for that this figure is coming.
Now we can only wait to see what form it finally takes. Keep reading for the full size image!
U.Nem Studios on Facebook has brought us a pair of new photos giving a very good look at a color sample of Carnifex, the very (very) long-awaited IDW Overlord-inspired figure from Mastermind Creations. The Decepticon butcher is shown front and back in robot mode, giving a good look at its details, now brought out in full color. One would presume this huge figure - eye-to-eye with large Masterpieces like Star Saber and Ultra Magnus - should be close to release finally, but only time will tell that. And only time will tell what price tag will be attached! Keep reading for the photos.
The Cyber City Con display images keep rolling in, and up next via the Mastermind Creations Facebook page is Dicamus! This is the MMC take on G1 Roadbuster, and while the character has gotten a decent amount of attention both official and otherwise, this one brings a little bit more comics-styled, bulkier appearance to the character. This base mold is also going to be shared with Titanika, MMC's unofficial Vehicon Strika, so if Roadbuster's not quite up your alley, there will be at least one more option. Click through for the mirrored photos!
By way of Toy Dojo and Paik4Life on Facebook, we have some looks at upcoming figures from Mastermind Creations. These were on display this weekend at Cyber City in San Antonio, giving us our first looks at Carnifex (not Overlord) including its two vehicle mode components, the figure based on DJD member Tarn, Titanika, a reimagining of Strika from Beast Machines, and even more. Besides pictures of Carnifex and not-Tarn, we have a video embedded below showing more of the display. Keep reading to check out everything!
Twitter user @chromless is bringing us more photos from Transformers fest, going on this weekend on Japan. The first three Legends Series Titans Return figures, Hardhead, Skullcruncher, and Galvatron are on display, and we get some nice detail shots on them, including the Deluxes' new faces. Also seen is Unite Warriors Blast Off and a quick glance across the rest of the Combaticons and Bruticus, and a final stop with TAV 50 Hyper Surge Optimus Prime. Keep reading to check out all the mirrored shots!
Teased recently on the product page for the cartoon colors release of Masterpiece Red Alert, today we have our very first look at the prototype for Masterpiece Inferno! This image was taken by Twitter users @singgg4 and @chromless, presumably at the Transformers Fest event that has just kicked off in Japan a short while ago. We've mirrored the image, so click through for that. We'll be watching for any more news coming out of Transformers Fest, so be sure to stay with us for all the latest!
Thanks to Amazon we have another round of stock photography updates. This batch brings us three Legends class figures: From wave 2 we have Ravage, mold-mate of wave 1's Stripes, featuring a new character-specific head, and Rumble, remolded from wave 1's Rewind. This batch also helps us finish out the wave 1 photos by giving us a look at Wheelie's final product stock photos. All are currently unavailable, and we still don't know quite when Titans Return will hit in force, other than "summer" sometime. We have all the high res images mirrored below, so keep reading!
Was Generations Chop Shop just not doing it for you on his own? No, I don't mean the Skrapnel recolor, I mean the tiny little Targetmaster Beetle Scissors accessory figure. If you just have to have more Insecticons at that specific scale, Dr Wu has you covered! On Weibo, a render was shown presenting takes on Bombshell, Kickback, and Shrapnel as the Micro Insect Army set. It is perhaps a nice move for people who want matching Insecticon sets, but wouldn't going for Chop Shop's actual team of the Deluxe Insecticons
have been more appropriate? Click through to take a look at the image!