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Rescue Bots
Zap2It has updated TV listings for Rescue Bots, revealing that the third season of the popular show will being on Saturday, November 1st on Discovery Family. Beginning at 1pm Eastern Time, the new season will kick off with two episodes, "Land Before Prime", and "Big Game". Zap2It has brief summaries for each episode, so keep reading to see those and then be sure to catch the premiere next weekend!
Third Party
Following teaser images of the figures to be included, Mastershooter has posted updates on their Facebook page revealing the theme of the Shooter Master set they'll be offering at TFCon in Chicago later this week. Criminal Investigation pairs "Ballgag", with coloring based on Nightbeat's Headmaster Muzzle, and "Hustler" colored after Starscream's Mini-Con Swindle. Pricing is still to be determined, but keep reading to check out the package shot and card art!
Generations
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a set of concept sketches for Windblade, showing a number of possible design routes the toy could have taken after the more general points had been decided by openly polling the fandom. Could we potentially see one or more of the other head designs here as an alternate for a future use of the mold? And check out how many turbines Windblade's design started out with before being restrained to a more reasonable proportion! Click through to see all the images.
Age of Extinction
Our thanks to Blacklai who has shared more than one hundred photos of the Platinum Edition Dinobots Unleashed set. This set renders Grimlock, Scorn, Slug, Strafe and Slog in decos more in line with the movie's depiction of mostly colorless robot dinosaurs. These figures all feature plenty of chrome and silver paint with hints here and there of other colors in the individual decos. We've mirrored a small sample of this gallery, so click through to check them out. And if you want to see more be sure to hit up Blacklai's full gallery!
Age of Extinction
Good news from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! They've just listed a new preorder for an additional run of the Bumblebee Dual Model Kit. Representing Bumblebee in his pre-AOE body style, this non-transforming model is a highly articulated frame that you build the armor on in order to complete the figure. The preorder listing has an expected arrival date of March 2015.
Generations
A posting has been discovered on Hasbro's job site advertising an opening for Brand Manager, Global Brand Marketing based out of the Pawtucket headquarters. While qualified persons will view this as a potential employment opportunity, for fandom members this may raise a question of if changes are occurring for the Transformers brand team that we've just started getting used to over the last two years and what impact it may have on the Transformers brand as we know it currently. Keep reading for more information and a link to the listing in case you think you have what it takes, or just want to know what such a position looks for.
Age of Extinction
Amazon Japan has posted high resolution official photos of Knight Armor Optimus Prime, an extensive retool of the Advanced Series (Generations) Leader Optimus Prime. This figure features changes to the torso, lower legs and forearms, as well as a new design head that allows the figure to be displayed with mask on or mask off. Knight Armor Optimus is scheduled for release on November 15th, and is listed at 8000 (plus 8% tax inside Japan), so expect this to easily top $100 from your usual import sources. Keep reading to check out all the images!
Age of Extinction
The Japanese website for Toys R Us has made an update to its listing for their exclusive recolor of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. "Rusty" Optimus Prime was originally released on August 10th, but the latest version of the product page now shows a shipment date of December 8th. If you've been considering this version as your choice of screen-accurate editions of the Voyager Optimus mold, it looks like an additional supply is getting ready to become available. Just remember you'll still have to go through an extra party to order it!
Age of Extinction
The helicopter version of Drift retooled from Dark of The Moon Skyhammer may not be the newest thing around, but this video of the toy is definitely worth looking at. Tsumaraseta did a quick stop motion look at the toy, and finished off with an impressive triple-change sequence using both Generations AOE Drift figures. We love cool stop motion with Transformers, so check out the video embedded below!
Generations
If you've fallen a little behind in your Transformers purchases, this is a great time to round up what you've missed. Hasbro Toy Shop currently has a new active coupon code that gives 20% off most in stock merchandise, and throws free shipping on as well, even for orders under $50! HTS is very up to date with their Transformers offerings, that combined with this excellent discount make it a perfect chance to snag some things you may have opted to wait on a bit. Keep reading for the discount code!
Age of Extinction
Variety reports that Age of Extinction very easily topped all three Nielsen VideoScan sales charts: Overall Disc Sales, Blu-Ray/DVD Combos, and Blu-Ray Only. Unusually Transformers 4 also derived a much larger chunk of its first-week sales from Blu-Ray releases at 63%. Also, AoE was the most rented video this week as well. Whatever you think of Michael Bay's approach to Transformers it's continually rewarded with success - so I hope you're used to it. Keep reading for more info!
Generations
Finally from the Hasbro fan media press kit images we've got a newly announced Legends Class figure. Huffer is a remold of Legends Optimus Prime featuring a new head and plenty of orange in the new deco. Like all 2015 Legends it seems Huffer will not be packed with a smaller partner figure, and unlike the new molds we can't expect the figure to have any form of integration with combiner characters. Click through and check out the photos!
Generations
Surprising everyone at Hasbro's pre-NYCC fan media event was a Leader Class Thundercracker, remolded from Generations Jetfire and made to strongly resemble the existing Legends Class Seeker mold. While we can't say how likely it will be that the entire "main" Seeker team including Starscream and Skywarp will come to exist, with this already on the way it seems anything might be possible. Keep reading to see the official images!
KRE-O
Continuing in to 2015 is Transformers Kre-O! Next year's product line will feature new building models that transform without disassembly, as well as more products focusing on the always popular Kreon character minifigures. We've got a gallery of photos from the Hasbro fan media event press kit and a full rundown of everything Kre-O has coming as we head in to 2015. Click through to check it out!
Angry Birds
Moving on from RID 2015, we've got a gallery of press photos of Angry Birds Transformers, which was on full display at Hasbro's fan media night at New York Comic-Con. The latest crossover in the popular Angry Birds series is due for various styles of toys as well as a themed edition of the game, for everyone who still remembers this property started with a mobile video game! Read on to see the photos from the Hasbro press kit.
RID 2015
From Hasbro's fan media event press kit, we've got stock images for the quick transformation toys, including the familiar One-Step Changers introduced with Age of Extinction, and the new Hyper Change assortment, represented here by Grimlock, but which seems to be listed as Three-Step Changers in the official release copy. Click through to check out the photos!
RID 2015
Next up from the press kit photos from the Hasbro fan media event at NYCC, we have the legion Class assortment for Robots in Disguise, returning after a hiatus following the end of Transformers Prime. We've got official images for four different characters at this size, so keep reading to check them out!
RID 2015
The 2015 Robots in Disguise toyline was debuted at Hasbro's fan media event just prior to the opening of New York Comic-Con. Following the in-person reveal, official press kit images have been released to give us a clear detailed look at next year's toyline. Up first we have the Warrior assortment, analogous to the long-standing Deluxe category, but coming in at a slightly lower pricepoint. Keep reading for the official information and all the photos!
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