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Hisashi Yuki has been a little lax in posting Transformers-related toy photos recently, but has made up for that with a great shot of UW-03 Defensor (or Guardian, if you prefer) preparing to engage the massively looming UW-04 Devastator. While Defensor had been set to ship out this weekend, its release was pushed back two weeks, resulting in both combiners coming out during December. Defensor is due 12/12, and Devastator is reportedly expected to go out Christmas Day, leaving both just around the corner! Keep reading for the full photo.
From the 78dm.net forum, user xccain has shared two photos of Generations Sky Lynx, due as part of 2016's second Voyager assortment. These images give side on views of both the regular robot-beast mode, and an attempt at fulfilling the Hasbro design team's hint that the lynx mode could also be coaxed out of the design. This result seems more like a griffin, but it's a start down the path until more people get a chance to figure out the alternate transformation. Click through to see the mirrored photos.
Anselm Lin has posted several additional images of Legends Class Shockwave. In this new batch comes a photo of the back of the packaging showing in color the integration with Onslaught's vehicle mode, plus some size comparisons, and demonstration of Shockwave's capacity to be carried as a gun by most any figure with 5mm-friendly hands - which may be subject to hand shape, as a square projection can be seen just in front of the 5mm handle, potentially ruling out figures with larger or unusual hands shapes. Keep reading to check out the new shots!
Anselm Lin has gotten hold of Legends Class Shockwave, one of the four figures from the first 2016 assortment, and shared some pictures via TFND. In these photos we get good looks at the robot and alt modes of the figure in final production colors, as well as shots from the instruction sheet showing the suggested interaction with Onslaught and Bruticus - as a jet pack. We've got the photos mirrored, so keep reading to take a look!
We reported first last month of TakaraTomy Mall listing MP-11NR, a Ramjet retool of the current Masterpiece seeker body, and the first representation of the 1985 seeker lineup - the coneheads. However, that order page vanished a short time later. Tonight we've learned that the page has been restored, and new order and delivery dates added. Preorders will be accepted between 11/30 and 12/8, with delivery expected on or after March 20th. The price, just a hair under 16,000 Yen remains unchanged
Third Party
Via Meteor Operation we have pictures of an upcoming Dr Wu product. Based on the third season G1 episode "Only Human" are four figurines depicting the synthoid-human bodies of Rodimus, Magnus, Arcee and Springer. While not poseable at all, the four figurines are highly detailed, and at least in these promo images, very sharply painted. For scale reference they're shown with Classics/Generations toy counterparts. No further info at this time, but given the degree of finish, they're probably on the way soon. Keep reading for all the photos!
Third Party
U.Nem Studios on Facebook has posted another early look from MMC, this time a production sample of Anarchus from the Reformatted Series' Decepticon Justice Division-inspired lineup. Anarchus represents Kaon, who is perhaps most well known simply for turning in to an electric chair. This figure also has a scorpion-tank-like additional mode. Click through to check out the photos from this shoot which we've mirrored.
Conventions Center
Botcon.com has posted the announcement today that Scott McNeil will be attending as a guest at Botcon 2016 in Louisville. While a complete listing of Scott's voice roles would occupy more space than the observable universe, naturally he's most relevant for his work on Beast Wars with four major characters to his name - and one minor role that happens to be fairly important to this year's exclusive box set: Tripredacus Council member Cicadacon. This will be Scott's seventh Botcon appearance.
Collectors Club
The Transformers Collectors Club Facebook page has been updated with the character art for the remaining four figures, after Bludgeon and Impactor had their art revealed earlier this year. Produced by Marcelo Matere and Josh Perez, this art is surely bound for bio cards when the figures hit production next year. Also of note in this reveal, Ruckus has had to adopt the new name "Grabuge", a French word that effectively means "ruckus". Keep reading to check out all four pieces of art.
Beast Wars Japan
Hisashi Yuki is taking a trip down memory lane and sharing some interesting photos on Twitter tonight. From the TakaraTomy archives comes a pair of photos showing a grey prototype of Beast Wars II Galvatron alongside Beast Wars Ultra-class Megatron during the former's development. Galvatron was one of only a tiny number of new molds for Beast Wars II, which mostly used redecos of non-show Beast Wars toys and an assortment of other existing then-recent molds. Click through to have a look at these cool photos!
Third Party
Ironfactory's Weibo page has given us a look at several upcoming products from the maker of all kinds of unofficial figures made to work more or less with the Generations Legends pricepoint scale. Among the things seen tonight are Black Shadow in the style of the Generations Deluxe figure, triplechanger Blitzwing, and Deadlock, the Decepticon version of Drift! There's even more to see, so click through and have a look at all the photos.
Third Party
TFC has also posted a few shots of prototypes from their unofficial Seacons to Weibo, giving a good look at Bigbite especially, and a couple shots each of Mentarazor and Cyberjaw to round things out. While these will surely be far too expensive to go Masterforce on and troop build, fans of the team will surely be happy to find third party options opening up for the Seacons. Click through to check out the mirrored photos.
Third Party
Via their Weibo page, TFC Toys has posted quite a number of prototype photos of several of the members of their unofficial stab at Breastforce - the team that comprises Liokaiser. Seen in good detail in their individual modes, you can get a nice sense of the build of these figures. Included also are images of their animal robot partners. After increasing uninterest in some prior projects, will Liokaiser be what manages to draw people back to TFC? Keep reading to check out the photos!
Age of Extinction
Deadline is reporting tonight that Hasbro Studios and Paramount have reassigned Akiva Goldsman away from writing the next Transformers movie. Apparently so pleased with his success leading the Transformers writers room, he will go on now to run a similar project for GI Joe, and then again for Micronauts when time comes to develop that property for film. Reportedly Goldsman will still have a supervisory role over the Transformers movie scripts, but will not be directly contributing to them himself. Keep reading for more on the new writers being negotiated and the original article link below.
Third Party
Alucardlee has posted lots of photos to Weibo of an event taking place in China that has a lot of unofficial product on display. While much consists of things we've seen and known about for a while, some new debuts have been mixed in. Included is the Cyclonus from MMC which we now have better pictures of, a Masterpiece-scale Blitzwing from DX9, Sandstorm by Unique Toys, and more! We've mirrored some of the photos with new content, so click through to have a look.
Third Party
Dean Lee has posted photos on Facebook of a large display of third party items, and among various Mastermind Creations products is a surprise - a roughly Voyager-equivalent looking Cyclonus that bears more than a passing resemblance to the IDW interpretation of the character. This has been something fans have been wanting for quite some time, and it seems MMC is preparing to deliver, as they've taken to do with increasing frequency of late. Click through for a look at the enlarged low-res photo.
The Transformers Design Team wants you to settle a hotly-contested question for them: which character will be the 2017 Titan-class figure? Starting this coming Tuesday, fans will be able to choose between three classic large-scale characters for the Titan figure to follow up on next year's Fortress Maximus. Keep reading for all the details!
TF-Prototype on Facebook has posted several photos from the pages of the new Generations 2015 book released in Japan. Shown in the shared pages are new looks at the prototype for Masterpiece Hot Rod, Shockwave all in color, Ratchet and Ironhide, plus a look at Unite Warriors Devastator and the Constructicons Click through to check out all the images!
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