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X-Transbots has updated their Facebook page with a new cover image that depicts a Cyclonus-inspired vehicle flying with their Scourge-And-Sweep-alike Andras. Coded 86 MK-III, it seems that X-Transbots will be following on their not-Scourge with a similarly scaled Cyclonus figure. With this progression, can a Galvatron be very far behind? Click through to check out the image!
Generations
Andrew Griffith, currently known as the main series artist on IDW's The Transformers has posted an update to his tumblr tonight showing some of his contributions to the design of the upcoming Leader Class Ultra Magnus figure. Specifically, designing the cockpit interior that houses Minimus Ambus when Ultra Magnus is in robot mode. If you wanted a good sense of what's in there, you're all set. Keep reading to see the lineart and Griffith's comments!
MasterPiece
The Transformers Asia Facebook page has announced a reissue of MP-12 Masterpiece Sideswipe/Lambor for Septembor this year! It will include an exclusive bonus, but it's not known at the moment what that bonus will be. Keep reading for the official statement.
Generations
Hasbro's making sure that May is going to be a big month this year! Along with the official release of Quickslinger and Brake-Neck to complete your G1-accurate combiner teams, Hasbro has a whole schedule of events this month to celebrate Combiner Wars with the fans. We've got the first part of our coverage of Brake-Neck and Quickslinger up right now, so go ahead and check out our reviews and videos for those, then keep reading for all the May Mayhem info in the full article!
RID 2015
The Robots in Disguise game app has again become a source of new images, with a recent update featuring four new characters. RID-style versions of Prowl and Ironhide, a Decepticon Razorpaw, and our first look at the mysterious Megatronus. This name has popped up in inventory system leaks a couple of times already, and this may be our first indication of what the apparently upcoming toy could look like. Click through to see all the pictures!
Third Party
Theres a difference between fake or counterfeit Transformers that are meant to fool collectors into thinking they are buying official product and a bootleg that is immediately distinguishable from a Hasbro or Takara figure. While both are intended to profit from and take unlicensed advantage of the Transformers brand and its supporters, some collectors can find themselves quite drawn to particular knockoffs.
Conventions Center
Following up the video reveal on Monday morning, the Botcon site has posted the official product photos of Oilmaster, the character based on an unreleased Pretender concept from G1, featuring an all-new build Pretender shell in the style of the original prototype containing a recolor of Generation Legends Swerve, and armed with reused Construct-Bots weapons. Click through to see the mirrored images!
Conventions Center
Botcon.com has been updated with the official brochure for this year's convention. We've got details now on the tour packages being offered for those who choose to arrive a little early, and pricing for this year's attendance packages and the upgrades you can purchase, including the Frank Welker VIP Pass. For the details, keep reading!
Third Party
When you ask what a Mirage body-type can be reused as, you have to remember that in recent years a new options has joined the list. DX9 Toys have revealed Cocomone, based on the GoBots character Crasher, by way of the Movie-Classics figure Fracture. This figure is said to be relatively limited production, so if you're in a mood for more non-Transformers references in your third parties, head to your retailer of choice and grab a preorder. Meanwhile, click through and check out the photos!
Conventions Center
The fifth figure for the Botcon 2015 boxset has proven to be what many have speculated, the Pretender Oilmaster. The inner robot is represented by a recolor of Generations Legends Swerve with its partner Targetmaster figure. The Pretender shell based on a canceled G1 concept appears to be a fully new piece made for this set which can hold both robots. Keep reading for screencaps, the embedded video and more!
Generations
Just in from Robot Kingdom are packaged photos of Brake-neck and Quickslinger, the Combiner Wars versions of Wildrider and Slingshot. New with these shots are clear looks at the bios for both characters. Interestingly the Menasor diagram on Brake-Neck's package still shows Offroad as part of the team while Superion goes for the full classic lineup. Robot Kingdom says they'll start shipping these on May 1st. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Generations
Taking to heart the explained ideas of how Cyclonus functions as the core of a combiner, GIKPA who frequently brings interesting photo shoots has produced a new gallery featuring Galvatronus. Starting off with Cyclonus conscripting several Autobots and Decepticons, we get a look all around look at Galvatronus, leading up to an encounter with an Optimus Prime. We've mirrored a selection of the photos, click through to see them and get a link to the full set.
Generation 1
From the Twitter of tf-tf, we have a few new shots of the Platinum Series set featuring reissues of G1 Blaster and Perceptor. Intel Ops collects the two figures and three of Blaster's cassettes. It also adds a set of "slides" for Perceptor which we can now see have small images applied to view through microscope-mode Perceptor. The text of the tweet also suggests the mysterious extra accessory is a holder for the slides when not in use. Click through to have a look at all that, and a shot of the bio from the back of the box!
Third Party
Though it currently lacks a codename for itself, ToyWorld has unveiled a prototype of the Swoop component of their team of Masterpiece-scale Dinobots. The design takes very much after classic Swoop in having an extremely square beast mode, though it leads to a nice looking robot. Seen here also is the entire ToyWorld dinosaur team combined together, albeit made about half of prototype figures at this stage. Click through and have a look!
RID 2015
Mr. Chaos has some new RID info for us, alongside the Combiner Wars reveal. A future Warrior Class wave will feature two Decepticon characters: Quillfire, and Thunderhoof, the latter's design having become a quick fan favorite since it was revealed. We'll also be getting Legion Class Ratchet, and "Blizzard Strike Optimus Prime". Some may have been hoping for a Warrior Windblade after today's reveal, but more Decepticons is good news indeed!
Generations
Mr. Chaos has returned, spreading information gleaned from retailer inventory computers. His update tonight brings us confirmation of a full Combaticon team, featuring the entire original roster of characters. But the surprise comes after that as the next Deluxe wave looks to be another Autobot Car assortment. And the news is rounded out with a set of three more Legends. Click through for all the details!
Third Party
Through the Facebook page of The Falcon's Hangar, we have our first look at a new Mastermind Creations recolor. Alas, despite bearing the name Grandus Hexatron, it is not a third party take on everyone's favorite city block/carrier/coffee table from Battlestars. Instead this is a retool of Hexatron as the character Greatshot from Transformers Victory, who was an Autobot retool of the original Sixshot. Price and release info is to be announced, but for now click through and check out the photos!
RID 2015
While Fracture will be represented in a slightly larger and more involved figure later this year with a Mini-Con launching gimmick, the first merchandise exposure for this character is among the One-Step Changers. Facebook user PoorGuy Kaiser has posted a few quick shots of one of these figures, giving us a look at the packaging and both modes. If this is among the One-Steps you're interested in, click through and enjoy the preview!
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