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Age of Extinction
From Masabon we've got many photos of the Deluxe Stinger just released by TakaraTomy. With its only representation in Hasbro's AOE line being Legends recolors, AD-32 Stinger is the first iteration of the character (we use the term loosely here) that can mix with the rest of the normal product line. Recolored from the "modern" Bumblebee figure, it's a good likeness as a robot, but of course doesn't remotely match the Pagani vehicle mode. Click through to check out all the mirrored photos!
Third Party
Site sponsor TFSource has posted a preorder for X-Transbots' new MasterMini Masterpiece-styled figure along with giving us our first look at it. Seen in the form of computer renders at this point is a figure based on Beachcomber called Arkose, which is the name for a particular variety of sandstone and so may not be exactly the best thematic matching for the name, but the design looks nice and the one full color render which will probably be included on the packaging art doesn't hurt its early appeal. TFSource expects to stock these in April. Click through to check out the images.
Generations
Daniel, @2Danomite2 on Twitter has shared a few more shots of Combiner Wars Motormaster with us, this time showing the details of just the Menasor torso mode. The surprising thing which Daniel subsequently verifies is that virtually everything above Motormaster's legs is new parts compared to the Optimus Prime iteration. As it was yesterday with the inner details, today we have a first look at the sculpt of the closed chest doors which are much less "fake chest window" than on Optimus, and if you ask me looks even better than having Blackjack inside! Keep reading and check it out!
Third Party
Our wish has been granted, and Badcube has uploaded more shots including robot mode of their Wardog "Not-Warpath" figure to their Facebook page. Much as the tank mode shot promised, this figure is looking really sharp at this stage, and if all goes well and the figure's final production plastics are consistent with this, it's going to be an excellent take on the character. Click through to check out all the mirrored images.
Universe
Jagex's Transformers Universe game has run the course of its short life, but the project had a lot of art designed for it, and the artists that contributed have been posting their work for all to see. We have a range of pieces from Oliver Miles and Sam Beattie including elements that never had a chance to be used in the game. Adam Turnbull has also posted a few video clips to his Vimeo account including function demos and cinematic elements, which we've got embedded below. Click through to check out everything!
Generations
2Danomite has followed up his first round of photos with some shots of Motormaster configured for Menasor, although three-fifths of the combiner still consists of Aerialbots for now. But this notably gives us a first chance to see the remolding for the inner combined-mode chest which up until now has always been concealed under Blackjack in the promotional photos. We believe the outer chest doors may have changes as well, but we're still waiting to get a look at those. Meanwhile, click through and check out the new pictures!
KRE-O
From SamsungHK we have a batch of new photos showing off Soundwave, part of a two-pack coming up in the new Kre-O Battlechangers series of transforming figure kits. While we don't have photos of Ratchet, the other side of this set, we do see Soundwave comes with a full set of little buddies in the form of Ravage and Laserbeak mini-builds, and Rumble and Frenzy represented by the smaller scale Kreons. The photos even show a way that they can all incorporate with Soundwave in both modes. Keep reading and check it all out!
Third Party
Kapow Toys has gotten hold of our first look at Badcube's Warpath-derived figure Wardog in what will hopefully be its final plastic colors. Having reached the stage of production-color testshot, we get to see Wardog in the traditional Warpath red, which looks very nice on the figure. While we'd like to see the robot in color soon, the vehicle teaser is more than enough to catch our interest at the moment. Keep reading to see the full size image.
Third Party
Site sponsor TFSource has received an album full of new pictures of Toyworld's Devilstar. This large figure based on Astrotrain is looking excellent in all three modes and makes an impressive show of how much it conceals the elements of its unused vehicle mode in both forms along with a nicely styled robot. TFSource is expecting these in stock soon, although the current January estimate might not be very likely at this point. Click through and check out the mirrored photos!
RID 2015
By way of Toonzone reporter HellCat, we've found out the start date for the new Robots in Disguise cartoon in locations served by Cartoon Network's UK arm. A press release sent by Cartoon Network UK reportedly included the same episode summaries and information we've been hearing for some time, and then revealed that the show would begin broadcasting on Saturday, March 7th, and will continue to air every weekend at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Will this end up being before US airing begins? We'll just have to wait and see!
Collectors Club
On the Collectors Club Twitter account today, Fun Publications made a shockingly long overdue statement. Once G2 Starscream, the second of two uses of the Classics Seeker mold in Figure Subscription 3 has been produced, they have no further plans to utilize the figure or its derivatives. While there are still many potential decos that fans of the mold would eagerly accept, it seems that they will go unfulfilled. Perhaps the Fall of Cybertron equivalent mold will find itself filling those shoes going forward? Keep reading to see the original tweet.
Third Party
In that ever-wacky arena of unofficial parts for unofficial toys, we have new testshot photos of an upgrade package for the Revolver figure by Fansproject derived from Roadbuster. Made by "JS Industries", this replaces the armor units Fansproject provided with a set of recolors, and attempts to expand on their functionality. Seen here in an extremely awkward "drone" mode, it will break down in to weapons and armor for a Revolver figure. Click through to see all the photos.
Generations
While security has reportedly increased around the Hasbro exhibit at the Toy Fair event taking place in Germany this week following the leaked partial images of Devastator, we've been fortunate enough to receive first-hand reports from a person who attended the show. The information was spread over multiple posts and pages of a TFW thread, so we've collected and condensed it for quick reading. Click through and check it out!
Generations
An individual who reports attending Nuremberg Toy Fair today has come forward with their account of some of the design details for Generations Devastator. The report offers details not seen in the first surreptitious photo that have since been confirmed with newer telephotography, but as the individual has chosen to remain anonymous we won't quite say yet that everything should be considered fully accurate. However, there's some interesting tidbits, and like most Devastator news it's sure to ignite people's imaginations! Click through to check it out.
Collectors Club
Now that all of the interesting things have been leaked or otherwise shown one way or another, it's time to get in to the rest of the third Figure Subscription Service, starting with Nacelle. Once again dragging the Classics Seeker mold out of bed, Nacelle uses the unique parts created for Botcon 2007's Thrust and applies what must be an alarming amount of paint to emulate a never-produced deco from a catalog image featuring the G1 mold. Click through to check that out, and remember this batch has another of this mold in it...
Generations
With our first illicit look at Generations Titan Class Combiner Wars Devastator (henceforth referred to as "Devastator") from Germany's Toy Fair in Nuremberg, we can see just enough to find that, hey, it sure looks like Devastator! But the question remains that has long been burning at everyone more than anything else - how tall is it going to be? We've figured out the answer, so keep reading to find out!
RID 2015
We have some new details confirmed for the soon to debut Robots in Disguise cartoon. From an interview conducted by unicron.com, Jeff Kline has revealed information about the first season's length and indicated that it will continue beyond that initial order of episodes for at least a second season. This is revealed at the end of a lengthy conversation about Transformers Prime and Kline's duties with the show. We've included the relevant portion in an excerpt below, so keep reading to find out more!
MasterPiece
Hisashi Yuki has posted another new shot of Masterpiece Star Saber, and this time he must be on the way to the bathroom as he's carrying the newspaper with him. While we can surely understand some pride with Star Saber, it seems like Yuki-san may be running out of new photo ideas at this point. It may be time soon to move on to other pastures for photo tweets, but for now let's wait and see just how eccentric it gets before March!
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