Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted a pair of preorders for new figures in the QTransformers line based on the Paper Rabbit Rope
series. (That's pronounced "Ro-peh," not "rope.") There's precious little information about the characters out there, but we did find a Japanese language commerical of the QTransformers to be - Rope and Akira-sempai - enjoying delicious Nissin Ramen. Keep reading to see the ad and the photos!
Hasbro is celebrating July 4th with FREE shipping on Transformers and More When You Shop at Hasbro Toy Shop. This is your chance to stock up on those Transformers and other figures you have been hunting for. You can use the promo code "July4" now through July 6th, so don't delay.
The time of decision is at hand, Constructicon fans: UW04 Unite Warriors Devastator has been officially announced! The suggested retail price is 25,000 Yen, and the release date is December. Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted the first preorder for the Titan, so keep reading for more details!
Sick of toy-hunting and prefer a sure bet? ToysRUs has posted their preorder page for Combiner Wars Devastator! The massive Titan class figure will ship on July 29th, and the price is $149.99 USD. The page notes that it may
qualify for free shipping... which may be worth noting if you're trying to decide between the Hasbro and TakaraTomy versions. The shipping on the more elbowed Unite Warriors edition will most likely not
be free, whatever online retailer you're a patron of. Keep reading for a link to the preorder page!
While other retailers had stocked Combiner Wars Wave 3's Deluxe Protectobots previously, HasbroToyShop has finally listed the first three on their own site! Blades, Streetwise, and First Aid are all up for preorder now with a ship date of 7/20 - interestingly, Rook is not listed as of yet. But the better news is that, while the SRP on the previous waves of Combiner Wars was and is $16.99 apiece, Wave 3 is being offered for the previous Generations Deluxe pricepoint of $14.99. Keep reading for links to the preorders!
The first packaged Platinum Edition Trypticon has hit eBay! The seller is shipping from China, which shouldn't really surprise anyone familiar with auctions of items whose release is imminent - but the fact that it's happening likely means we are getting closer to the formal release of the figure in the US. And of course, there are new pictures, which you can keep reading to see!
Seibertron has posted a link to ToysRUs Canada's preorder page for Combiner Wars Devastator! The figure is priced at $189 Canadian - roughly $156 in US dollars - and scheduled for August the 1st. Keep reading for a link to the page!
Following up on last year's Kreon Class of `84 set, Gizmodo Toyland reports that Hasbro will be bringing the class of 1985 to Comic Con International this year! Featuring the vast majority of the toys introduced in 1985 plus Alpha Trion, this 30-Kreon set sports some extremely referential bonus accessories and will run $60, same as the Class of `84. $2 a Kreon is not bad at all! Keep reading for more details!
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted preorder pages for all the stuff MakeToys has been showing off the last couple weeks! Included are RM01 Cupola (Chromedome), MTRM-07 Visualizer (Reflector), and the first two Guardia components MTCS-04A Axel (Groove) and 04B Rover (Streetwise). Keep reading for more details!
BotCon 2015 has announced the full Artist's Alley roster from their new Twitter handle, new Twitter handle,
@BotCon_2015! Some excellent, excellent artists and illustrators will be on-hand for con-goers to meet. Keep reading for details!
By way of Transformers @The Moon, the closed Facebook group "Transformers Collectors Europe" has obtained confirmation that Wave 2 of Combiner Wars will not be released in Europe due to a lack of demand. This is not supposed to affect Wave 3, however, so the Protectobots' European fans are safe. Those who want the other 4/5ths of Menasor or would like the Aerialbots to not have Dragstrip on the team on a permanent basis, will need to do some importing. Keep reading for TF@TM's suggestions on where to find Wave 2 online!
Another interesting item surfaces on eBay! The last of the Generations GDO figures, Voyager Brawn, was never released and instead the Prime Bulkhead remold with the hilariously tiny Brawn head was repurposed as a Transformers Cloud figure. But the original Asia/TRU exclusive version has never seen the light of day before now. Keep reading for a link to the auction and of course photos!
Japanese fashion label Galaxxxy has announced a new series of women's Transformers tops in collaboration with TakaraTomy. The shirts are 5800 Yen, and the hoodie is 13,800 Yen, and all are One (Japanese) Size Fits All. So if you're 1) in Japan, 2) have between $50 and $130 to spend, and 3) are the size of a Japanese fashion model, keep reading to see if this line are for you!
In what we presume to be a limited-time offer, Google is offering the 2007 Transformers movie - probably the best of the four - for free through its Google Play store. The catch is that you have to register a payment method such as a credit card with them, so if a free digital copy of Transformers
is your price for doing that, it's worth checking out! Keep reading for the link.
Amazon Japan has posted their preorder page for Unite Warriors Superion! The list price is given as 16,200 Yen, which is about $140 at the current exchange rate, but those who are able to preorder through Amazon Japan will be able to get it for 12,316 Yen, or about $110. That should maybe negate most of the shipping, if you've got a middleman who can do that for you- but still, that is a lot
of money to pay for a Slingshot figure. Keep reading for a link to see the listing for yourself!
Site Sponsor BigBadToyStore has posted preorder pages for the latest Transformers Adventure figures, Powerglide and Cosmos! Adventure - the Japanese name for this year's Robots In Disguise series - has served as a catchall for molds not yet released in Japan, and it seems Powerglide and Cosmos are the latest candidates. The first pictures shown are of the US versions of the toys, but since these are super-early preorders for figures due in June, don't be surprised if that changes. Keep reading to see!
Seibertron reports that ToyRUs.com now has Combiner Wars Wave 1 Deluxes and Voyagers up for purchase! They're priced at retail - $25 for Voyagers and $17 for the Deluxes - but TRU offers free shipping for orders over $50 and these days getting anything from TRU for only
the SRP is something of a victory. Keep reading for a link to TRU's Transformers listings!
Robotkingdom has put up solicitations for Wave 2 of Combiner Wars at the Voyager and Deluxe scales, with a shipping date of mid-to-late January! Looks like Hasbro is trying to aggressively follow up on the success of the Age of Extinction toyline- and probably push to get new product stocked so we don't end up with eons of pegwarmers like we did with Dark of the Moon.
Keep reading for links, wave breakdown, and pricing details!