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Following being on display at Super Festival 66, Million Publishing's HeroXnet has tweeted two promotional images of mailaway exclusives Shouki and Go-Shooter. Showing both toys along with their partner character figures both in regular display stance and action oriented poses, they're doing a good job selling both, even if Go-Shooter is arguably the one with the greater degree of interest right now. Keep reading to check out both full size images!
Generations
At Super festival 66, the fourth wave of Transformers Cloud figures were on display. From TAGhobby we have photos of Hellwarp, a Skywarp-themed recolor of Sky-Byte based on the concept of Cyborg Beast Hellscream, and Roadbuster, based on the colors of Energon Ironhide, called Roadbuster in the Superlink version of the series. These are currently the last known pair of toys from Cloud, and should ship late this year. Keep reading to see the images.
Generations
TAGhobby has posted photos from Super Festival 66 where Million Publishing's exclusive recolors of Nightbeat as Masterforce's Go-Shooter and Astrotrain aa The Headmasters' Trainbot Shouki were on display. Mailaway figures offered through the Generations 2014 Volumes 1 and 2, Shouki with Daniel should ship later this year, and Go-Shooter with Shuta will ship early 2015. Keep reading to see both images!
Generations
Planet Iacon has shared a new photo showing a display of this year's exclusive offerings. Go-Shooter is a recolor of the Nightbeat remold of Bumblebee/Goldfire, with a recolored instance of Legends Bumblebee's Targetmaster partner as Shuta, while Shouki is the previously seen Trainbot recolor of Classics Astrotrain. This is our first look at a physical sample of Go-Shooter, and we can expect more to follow soon. Click through to see the full size image.
Generations
From the RocketPunchArmy Youtube channel we have an early look at Chromia, upcoming wavemate to Generations Arcee. A substantial retool of Transformers Prime's main line Arcee toy, Chromia has been the source of a lot of unexpected interest to see how this unusual instance of major after-the-fact remolding will play out in practice. Watch the embedded video to get a good look at this figure in-hand!
Age of Extinction
Steve Jablonsky has posted to his official Facebook page that the score for Age of Extinction will be released on Tuesday, October 7th. Jablonsky is currently hard at work preparing a number of signed copies to be sold through the publisher's website, and suggests a few may also make their way out to some retail locations. Keep reading to see Steve Jablonsky's thanks to his fans straight from his Facebook update!
Universe
The official Youtube channel for Transformers Universe has posted two new videos, giving a brief rundown of the set up of the game's world. One is narrated from the point of view of Optimus prime, and the other takes the form of a report to Megatron. Both videos share the same basic highlights and focuses on the same underlying message: Whose side are you on? Click through to see both embedded videos!
Generations
The @TF_pr Twitter account has posted a silhouette of three upcoming Transformers with a message that reads, in part, "Finally, the warrior women are here!" Even without that message, the silhouettes are clearly those of Arcee, Chromia and Windblade. The Legends assortment is the latest successor to the Henkei! Henkei! Transformers/Transformers United/Transformers Generations lines that have run parallel to Classics/Universe 2/Generations in Japan. Keep reading to see the Tweet!
Prime Beast Hunters
Variety reports that the Hub will, as previously rumored, become the Discovery Family Channel on October 13th. Discovery will be taking a majority share in the network, but Hasbro will retain a daytime block of programming for its shows such as Transformers Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and presumably the upcoming Transformers Robots In Disguise. Keep reading for more details!
Collectors Club
The Transformers Collectors Club posted issue 9 of their Timelines comic book series as a free download for all who want to read it today. Included in that issue following the story was the catalog style spread of the six figures from the third subscription service, as well as full length bios for four out of the six characters. We've mirrored these pages, so click through and check them out, and then head over to transformersclub.com to grab the PDF edition of Timelines issue 9!
Third Party
Via their Facebook page, third party group Bold Forms has posted a picture of their figure based on the Stunticon Breakdown. Seen in what appears to be a very early stage prototype, the scale seems to be smaller than that most combiner teams have begun to skew for, although this one does sport a rather large rifle perhaps more useful for the fully formed combiner. This clearly has many stages of revision ahead of it to reach a point of adequate polish to go to retail, but we have to wonder if Hasbro's own Stunticons may erode interest away from this project.
Age of Extinction
In an interview with Cinema Blend, when asked his thoughts if Michael Bay should really be leaving the franchise after Age of Extinction, Peter Cullen spoke very highly of the director so well known for flashy, eye catching, attention grabbing, and explosive action scenes who has shaped what the Transformers movies have become over the last seven years. Keep reading for an excerpt from the piece and a link back to the original interview!
Age of Extinction
Just because the movie has moved on towards home video doesn't mean that marketing stops. Recently a press event was held allowing a number of people the chance to experience select vehicles whose likenesses were featured in Age of Extinction at their top performance on a race track, riding shotgun with a professional driver. Paramount has released a short highlight video from this event, closing with a few words from actor Peter Cullen. Keep reading to watch the embedded video!
Generations
Planet Iacon has shared several images of the upcoming Roadbuster recolor from the next wave of Transformers Cloud. Based on Energon Ironhide (called Roadbuster in the Superlink version), this very bright recolor will be accompanied by Hellwarp, a Skywarp-themed recolor of Generations Sky-Byte. Keep reading to see all the pictures!
Generations
Now available digitally and in your local comic book shop is Robots in Disguise issue 33, written by John Barber with interior art by Sarah Stone. In case you missed it earlier this week, we've brought you the first review of this issue, as well as the full preview straight from IDW Publishing. You can find links to both after the cut, and once you're through checking those out, head over to your comics provider of choice and pick up this week's new issue for yourself!
Collectors Club
The Collectors Club has posted a new update to their Facebook and Twitter accounts announcing that tomorrow, September 24th they will be offering issue 9 of Transformers Timelines as a free digital download via transformersclub.com. This issue will be made available to everyone, and features the characters making up the third Figure Subscription Service. They've revealed the cover to the issue, with art by Matt Frank, and the interior art will be by Josh Burcham. Keep reading for the full cover preview!
MasterPiece
So, you might be wondering, what does Masterpiece Star Saber do with its sword when it's not being used? Well, in the most recent installment of Hisashi Yuki Hates The Fandom's Finances, he shows us it's the very same thing the original did, using slots in the frame of the V-Star to accommodate the blades. We're not sure if it has the fancy grab-and-draw function, but we have learned a smaller version of the sword is going to be included, presumably for better use with Saber himself when he's not all dressed up. Click through to see the full size image!
Generations
Having been floating around somewhat nebulously since their original discovery, the two multipack Protectobot recolor sets are finally nearing a release. Thanks to Come, See Toys we have official images by way of Hasbro Singapore of the two-pack Hot Spot and Blades, and three pack First Aid, Groove, and Streetwise. Amazon has also opened preorders for the latter set, noting availability on October 1st and calling them an "Asia Kids Day" set. So while these seem made for the Asian market, it looks like fans elsewhere will have a chance at them, if the two-pack also appears on Amazon soon.
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