By way of Previews World, we have news of a case revision you'll want to know about! Titans Return Deluxe wave 2 will have later shipments seeing the return of the wave 1 Deluxes, with one each of Hardhead, Scourge, Blurr, and Skullsmasher. These will ship alongside two each of Chromedome and Highbrow. Though it's often hard to predict how prevalent remix cases like this will be at general retail, it's probably a good idea to make sure to get Mindwipe and Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) as soon as you can. Might this feature Skullsmasher with improved joint tolerances? Or just be extra chance to army build Sweeps? Let's wait and find out!
The Facebook page for Staffin on the Isle of Sky in Scotland has shared some photos taken of filming at the Quiraing. A number of support vehicles are on site, including at least one helicopter for filming. None of the photographed vehicles seemed to be character cars. But what's very interesting is the major subject of the photos: A fully armored knight on horseback. How will this end up relating to the movie's story? It is called The Last Knight
, but this might be just a bit too literal! Keep reading to see the pictures and original Facebook post below.
Having just gotten underway a couple of weeks ago when TFormers was invited to tour the set
, we now have confirmation via Michael Bay's Instagram page that principle production of The Last Knight
has moved to the UK. While Bay evidently took a day to do a job for Victoria's Secret, the post in question mentions returning to Transformers in Scotland the next day. Will UK filming locations play a significant role in the movie's story? For now we'll just have to wait and see!
Since the debut of Machinima's Combiner Wars animated series, a couple of interviews have turned up giving some behind the scene insight to the cartoon. First we have a piece from Comicbook.com with producer Eric Calderon that touches on some of the development. Next is a quick interview by ComicBookMovie.com, talking to Amy Johnston who voiced Maxima, Windblade's companion who made quite an impact in her appearance in the first webisode. We've highlighted some selections of both articles below, so keep reading to check it out.
Luke Y. Thompson has interviewed Hasbro's John Warden for Forbes, and Warden had some interesting things to say and hints to drop about what 2017 has in store for Transformers. The Last Knight
, of course -- but is Titans Return going to stop for the films, or run concurrently? And what about how the toymaker is looking at the renewed interest in their other `80s properties from the film and comic worlds? Keep reading to see!
TFCLUB on Weibo has collected together some of the information revealed from Cybertron Con, some of which we're hearing for the first time. Among things already known to us are Liokaiser's status as a Platinum Edition set, and apparent acknowledgement of the gun-to-submarine transition in Sixshot, we have some really interesting hints about things that maybe are yet to come in Titans Return, and even beyond? Keep reading to find out more!
Not Optimus Prime, not Transformers Prime. Just "Prime." In a bold move, Hasbro is attempting to secure the exclusive trademark rights to use the word "Prime" in reference to "toy robots convertible to other visual toy forms." Are more Primes on the horizon? Is this a pre-emptive move to make sure nobody can Machine Robot Rescue them on a key term in the modern Transformers mythos? No way to tell, but keep reading to see the details of the filing by way of Transformers@TheMoon!
Just after we brought you a gallery of G1 Optimus Prime statue photos from prime 1 Studio at SDCC, we have an image of a prototype from Wonderfest for Optimus Primal! This statue goes for a heavily textured appearance with loads of sculpted fur, interspersed with various mechanical details - and of course, a dismembered Waspinator incorporated in to the base unit. Not to mention it has some super bright light up red eyes! Click through to see the photo, thanks to Chohenken.
Very quickly after its US retail debut at San Diego Comic Con, Toys R Us has already opened up Masterpiece Bumblebee (and Spike) for purchase on their website. Coming in at a price of $64.99, it's a little less offputting than the converted Canadian Toys R Us price, but like most all Hasbro released MP Autobot Cars, still coming in higher than the original Japanese pricing. There's no telling how long this will stay in stock as previous launches like this have sold through pretty fast, so get on it while you can! Find the link in the full post below.
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From a variety of sighting reports it looks like the Titan Master assortment is finally appearing at brick and mortar retail in the US. Both of the first two assortments are being found at different stores, with Target seeming to be the current store of choice for wave 1, including Nightbeat, Crashbash, and more. Meanwhile Toy R Us seems to have skipped ahead to wave 2. For those looking for a hunt, we have the Target DPCI number for this new pricepoint, and a link to an inventory tracker site to help point you in the right direction. Keep reading!
Adam Pawlus of 16bit.com and Entertainment Earth has posted to his site about the upcoming Platinum Edition Liokaiser! He's clarified that the price on Liokaiser will be closer to $119.99 - a bit higher than the average Combiner Wars boxset but not unreasonably so in our opinion. He also said that, to his knowledge, Liokaiser will close out the Combiner Wars line in the US. Click on through for more info!
Just out of SDCC 2016 is the IDW & Hasbro revolution panel that gives us an overview of what's coming in the epic project that combines the universes of Transformers, GI Joe, ROM, Micronauts, and MASK. Read on about the expansive story where many characters converge and expand.
Walgreens toy buyer Steven Anne has responded to questions on Twitter concerning the timeframe for the release of the pharmacy chain's exclusive Transformers release, Titans Return Deluxe Brainstorm! Anne has said that they're shooting for November, so those who saw the preorders dated for August can breathe a bit easier for now. Keep reading for details!
We're just out from the Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars panel. Here is the report from the panel with many of the producers, and voices actors from the show that will debut on August 2, 2016. Read on for the full report below with lots details and previews.
TFCon this past weekend produced an interesting tidbit of information. Twitter user AutovoltGTS reports from a Q&A panel that Ian Corlett, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Cheetor will have a part in an upcoming episode of Robots in Disguise. No details of the role could be shared, but with Corlett's voice acting skills, the appearance should be very enjoyable even without the previous Transformers connection. Keep reading for the quoted tweet revealing the news!
Perfect Effect's Master Sword accessory for Titans Return Fortress Maximus is making its way to retail already, so that means it's time to show off their next add on for the big guy.
Seemingly based heavily on the giant gun made for their Warden figure, PC-14 "The Titans Cannon" stands in for the large Fortress Maximus rifle depicted in the Hasbro retail release's boxart, but which was nowhere to be found in any instance of the toy.
It remains to be seen if this really is Warden's cannon with a new handle part, but either way if you feel your Titan needs more weaponry, options are opening up! Keep reading for the product image.
DNA Designs has posted renders showing a new upgrade item they'll be offering. Joining the new field of upgrade parts for this year's Titan Class toy, DNA Designs is working on super articulated hands to replace the only reasonably articulated hands the toy comes with. The render shows also small guns incorporated in to the hands to emulate at least one feature of the original Fortress Maximus toy. The image also promises more to come, perhaps hinting at plans for additional upgrades for the toy. Keep reading to see the design render!