Dengeki Hobby has posted a couple of news stories to get us up to date on TakaraTomy's ever-popular Masterpiece line! First up is the official package art for MP-36 Megatron, and you can just about hear Frank Welker's maniacal cackle looking at the image. Also of note are some reissues due for April next year - keep reading for the specifics!
e-Hobby has posted a preorder page for their new followup exclusive to Convobat, Magna Convoy
! Magna Convoy is a recolor of 2006's oft-reused Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a blue and black color scheme that resembles the cab of Diaclone Powered Convoy, AKA the original toy release of Ultra Magnus in the color scheme now given over to the Delta Magnus character. He also includes a "Matrix Sword" from the Titans Return Voyager Alpha Trion mold as well as a shield from Deluxe Mindwipe. Keep reading for his mechanically-translated bio!
TakaraTomy's @TF_pr account on Twitter has posted a new image of Legends Series LG35 Super Ginrai, due out at the end of the month! This heavily remodeled version of Titans Return Leader-class Powermaster Optimus Prime is looking good, and will be released in Japan on the 28th of this month. Keep reading to see the image!
Asian blogger masterandy
has posted a series of in-hand images of Year Of The Rooster Optimus Prime! A reissue of Hybrid Style Convoy, Rooster Prime is a nice little figure with a ton of accessories. Keep reading to see the images!
The official Iron Factory Twitter account has posted six images outlining their plans for 2017. Among those plans are IF-EX20 Wing of Tyrant, a really nice looking unofficial Legends-scale Starscream! That will be followed by versions B and V, Thundercracker and Skywarp, along with a IF-EX20F Fang of Tyranny set featuring Thrust, Dirge, and Ramjet. All this, plus Sixshot, Bruticus, and more! Keep reading to see the images!
As we mentioned in the post about the new PR image of Mindwipe,
it's new toy day in Japan! And the ever-talented Alfes2010 has posted images of his freshly acquired Legends series Chromedome! Sporting a new deco, a new Titan Master faceplate as compared to Titans Return
Deluxe Chromedome, and a newly-decoed Titan Master vehicle, Chromedome is the one Japanese figure your Headmasters can't fight without. Keep reading to see!
TakaraTomy has posted a new image of Legends Mindwipe, who is more or less being released at this very second in Japan
! With a ship date of 11/26, Mindwipe finishes out the trio of Decepticon Headmasters as seen in the anime Transformers: The Headmasters.
Keep reading to see the image!
Being the very first we're hearing of it, most likely "Year of The Rooster Optimus Prime" makes you imagine another rerelease and/or color tweak of MP-10 Optimus, right? Well, surprisingly enough it isn't! Out of left field, this new Platinum Chinese New Year release is based on Hybrid Style Optimus Prime
, a tiny, highly articulate and somewhat over-engineered figure from around 2006. TFND has a few shots of the new set in package which we've mirrored. And if you think the small size will make this affordable, don't bet on it - the original release was on the expensive side even in 2006's economy!
Via Robot Kingdom on Facebook we've got packaging images for Platinum Edition Unicron. This release of the Supreme Class Unicron toy again features the remolded parts to improve resemblance to Unicron's appearance in the G1 cartoon, and looks to remain very similar to the deco seen on the Amazon Exclusive US release several years ago. You can see package front and back, plus with the front flap opened to reveal the figure within. All the photos are mirrored below, so click through and have a look!
So the age of the Hasbro Asia collector coin is officially over. But a new day dawns! Beginning with MP-33 Masterpiece Inferno, Hasbro Asia is including small diecast figures with the purchase of certain high-dollar toys like Masterpiece figures. First up, to the shock of none, is Optimus Prime! Keep reading for images from site sponsor Robotkingdom!
Today we're bringing you a gallery of 150 photos
of Hot Rod from Titans Return Deluxe wave 3! Thanks at least in part to a certain upcoming movie, the original name of Hot Rod has made a return, seemingly calling to a close the days of non-Prime Rodimus releases. Hot Rod is a much needed upgrade from 2006's Classics Rodimus: Bigger, with greater poseability, and a vehicle form more like the fantasy future car from the animated movie. It does have some minor issues, though - look for more on that in the review coming soon. Meanwhile, keep reading to see our photo gallery of Titans return Hot Rod!
It's time for new toys again! This weekend we are pleased to bring you a brand new gallery of over 100 photos of Titans Return Deluxe Twinferno - otherwise known as the Monsterbot Doublecross. Twinferno comes with Titan Master Daburu (derived from the Japanese phonetic spelling of the English word 'double') who is based on Beastformer White Leo - Pirate Lion to Battle Beast fans, with whom Doublecross featured in an episode of The Headmasters
. Keep reading to see the full gallery, and of course watch for the upcoming review, as well as more galleries from Titans Return wave 3!
Toy photographer Blacklai has posted a (Chinese-language) review of Titans Return Sixshot... but as always, he's done so with the help of an extensive gallery of photos! In the 80+ photos we've mirrored here, Blacklai shows off the various configurations the Ninja Consultant for the Decepticons can assume, including a curious fan mode that involves holding Submarine Mode upside-down. Keep reading to see the images and then check out Blacklai's blog!
Dengeki Hobby has posted images of a new line of figures titled "Transformers Bitfig," due out in Late December. The assortment of inexpensive candy toys, styled similarly to Bandai's 66Action line, is specifically titled "Part 1," so obviously there are plans for more of these at some point in the future. But the first wave goes with a lot of the big names: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, and Jazz. If Bumblebee's not in Part 2 I'll be shocked. Keep reading for more info on the figures as well as the difference between "deformation style" and "super deformed"!
The East Point City shopping center in Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong is currently featuring an excellent Transformers exhibit. The Battle For The Ark is centered around a human-scale reproduction of part of the classic Autobot Headquarters, notably the Teletran-1 console, along with a lot of other thematic elements to accompany it. Displays of large, notable toys are included, as well as a sequential transformation for Titans Return Alpha Trion and Astrotrain using multiples of each toy. This has gotten some good local coverage, and we've mirrored some of those photos - you'll definitely want to check these out. Keep reading!
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