It's been questioned and suspected since the reveal of the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Titan Force set. But with Hasbro's reps at Botcon being tight-lipped about it, there was just enough doubt to cause some worry. But it looks like we can rest easy as we have evidence now for the general retail release of Titans Return Brainstorm. While the SDCC version will have unique coloring, it looks like there will be a much easier - and less expensive - option forthcoming for this retool! Keep reading for more info and photo evidence!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has put up a preorder page for a new release of Unicron! The Platinum Edition preorder, set at $129.90 USD, is due to arrive in December. Not much else is known about this upcoming figure, but we'll tell you what we know and what we can safely assume after the jump.
Videogamer.com reports that the Taiwanese rating body for video games has recently assigned ratings to a number of Activision games from the previous console generation for release on PS4 and Xbox One. Among them is High Moon Studios' excellent Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
! It's unknown exactly when the games will see current-gen release, but it's not the first time Taiwan has inadvertently broken news about upcoming titles. Keep reading for more details!
Starting with a questionable account late yesterday from cybertron.ca, it looked like a Hasbro release of Masterpiece Bumblebee may have occurred. Today we have solid proof in the form of an in hand photo of the packaging, found at a Vancouver Toys R Us.
If you're thinking you slept through an announcement that Bumblebee would be hitting Hasbro's MP line, you're not alone. Without a word ahead of time, this one got snuck in to the assortment and out to retail - not an easy task these days! The bad news is the pack retails for $120 CAD, or about $93
USD. Yikes! Click through for the package photo thanks to StarscreamX.
Joining the range of other reports from Tokyo Toy Show, Twitter user and blogger tagoal related some interesting info that got a bit overshadowed by the reveal of MP Cheetor. TakaraTomy confirmed during their presentation that Ginrai is in development for the Legends series. But while a Japanese release of Powermaster Optimus is no surprise, it seems Takara is planning some substantial modifications for their release. You can keep reading to find out more!
Earlier we said we didn't expect any further surprises from Tokyo Toy Show. We were wrong. Just after the first reveal at a no-photography presentation, TakaraTomy has added the grey prototype Masterpiece Cheetor to its display - and tweeted out the first photo of it! True to the descriptions, the robot mode looks very cartoon accurate, while the beast mode looks fairly sleek, albeit kind of weird without any color. Click through to see the photo and more info!
While photography was strictly forbidden, we're getting word that at a presentation from TakaraTomy that just wrapped up, the prototype for Masterpiece Cheetor was revealed. Many attendees were live tweeting information as the event took place, and common themes presented themselves. Hopefully if they're debuting a prototype piece, even with photos prohibited, it means we won't have long to wait for TakaraTomy to publicly release images themselves. Meanwhile, keep reading to hear what the attendees had to say!
Local Fox affiliate KSAZ has reported that Transformers: The Last Knight is shooting in Phoenix, Arizona! A fourteen-mile section of Loop 303 will be closed for five days to facilitate shooting. Furthermore, it's been discovered that shooting will also take place at the Theodore Roosevelt Lake in the area. Keep reading for the local report!
Thanks to Jim Tong we have a better quality photo of the Tokyo Toy Show display featuring Masterpiece Thrust. Thanks to this image we now have the confirmed product number, MP-11NT, and it appears preorders will open on June 11th at noon with the price just below 15,000 Yen. This is our first look at the vehicle mode with the new wing parts, which physically integrate well, but seem like the color might be a bit off. But that could just be a product of it being an early sample for display. Click through for the full size photo!
Tokyo Toy Show has kicked off in Japan, and the first round of reveals are coming in. As promised previously we have the reveal of the Unite Warriors version of Sky Reign, reportedly called Lynxmaster. Joining him is the first reveal of Masterpiece Thrust, the entirely unsurprising remold of the remold of the revitalized Masterpiece Seeker body. For now we just have a couple of small images thanks to Twitter user gadepon, but we're going to be keeping watch for more to roll in. Meanwhile click through for more info and these first teaser images.
It looks like one of the Hasbro exclusives for San Diego Comic Con may have leaked. While it's not an image of the expected Fortress Maximus exclusive, it still holds some Transformers relevance. Posted by vincentzl on the ACToys boards, we have a number of images showing a new GI Joe crossover set!
This features a Powerglide-colored Rattler, and Soundwave HISS tank for the Transformers components, paired with a Scarlett and Zartan, respectively. The Soundwave-HISS also features some character specific new parts for its missile rack. We have the photos mirrored, so keep reading to see it all!
Michael Bay posted to his website and Instagram account that Freya, reported on by the Daily Mirror as the UK's "loneliest dog," will be appearing in Transformers: The Last Knight! Freya suffers from epilepsy and has been rejected for adoption 18,000 times in the UK. If Bay can't find a home for her when shooting concludes, he promises that she'll go home with him. Keep reading for more details!
We have a tiny bit of new info about TakaraTomy's use of the Combiner Wars Sky Lynx mold. Revealed in the customary silhouette, their as-yet-unnamed take on Sky Reign seems mostly similar to the US version in molds, save for the replacement of Smokescreen with a use of the First Aid body type.
Today offers no greater insight to character identities, but we do have the product code, UW-EX, and a date for orders to begin, June 9th. This looks like another TakaraTomy Mall exclusive - though as usual we expect mainland Asia to be general retail for easy import. Stay tuned for more info!
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.