IDW's Ken Christiansen talks about the taking the Transformers brand in a new direction and Megatron's Aligned design: "The assignment was to envision a near-future tank, so I did a few quick sketches, got feedback from Siebenaler, and actually only did a colored line art pass, because of a time crunch. After the presentation and following feedback, I was asked to render it fully, with no changes, along with the Prime truck, that was also initially done as colored line art, for the same pitch. Read more at The Bad Flip Blog
IDW's Ken Christiansen talks about the taking the Transformers brand in a new direction and the G1 inspired long nose Optimus Prime design: " The request was to keep him a long nose, as he now appears in the film series, and if I remember right, that was just about it. Of course I ventured the question. "I don't have to put those flames on him, do I?" But I did keep in line with the movie logic of the long nose, giving him more mass to work with in robot mode, and we added in a roof fairing over the extended cab to build it out even more."
Thanks to MTV Geek we have some new looks at the Scout and Elite class Transformers Construct-Bots. Transformers Construct-Bots - New G1 Style Toys With Interchangeable Parts jump out of no where with what is clearly the next Generation of Ker-O line, Bionicle KOs! This is so far out of left field, I am not sure what to think right now. Have a look and let us know what you think below. See the images and read more details now on the new figures.
Just in is an update for the Fansproject NOT Stunticon figures including Crossfire 03-M3 NOT MotorMaster that completes the team, CA-11 Last Chance NOT Dead End and CA-12 Down Force NOT Dragstrip. Finally we get a look at the last of the figures along with the combined mode. The CROSSFIRE 03-M3 shown as test shot so it will be a bit before we see the full color combiner. We do get to see the colored CA-11 Last Chance and CA-12 Down Force in all thier glory. Check out the images now for more details on these toys.
Thanks again to Transformers designer Hisashi Yuki who has posted a new image of Generations Metroplex on his Twitter account. He has posted new image that illustrate the size and scale differences of the Generations Metroplex figure compared with the orginal Generation 1 Metroplex which is just waist high to his new ancestor. Check out the image now for more details below.
Excellent Toys have updated their facebook page with new color images and details on the CMR-01 action figure that is a Super Deformed homage to the IDW Optimus Prime character. Get a look a look at the toy in full colors shown in his robot and alternate truck cab mode. He's looking pretty sharp with what is said to be 150 different parts that give this lil' guy all the articulation of his big brothers. We also have been informed the released has been pushed back to July 2013. Check out the Excellent Toys CR-M01 figure images and more details below.
Thanks to our sponsor TFsource who have sent us news they have posted new prototype imges of the Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Streak / Bluesctreak. Some of the most highly anticipated Masterpiece figures to date, the figures feature his shoulder mounted cannons, rifle and minty fresh alternate mode we all know and love from the G1 series. Pictures is of a final prototype are shown, actual production product may vary. Order both of these toys now at TFsource
Hasbro have updated the official Transformers site with new Bot Shots Wave 3 single packs that will be coming our way this year. The newest wave includes the following figures: Spin Shot Megatron, Flip Shot Twinstrike, Blitz Shot Inferno, Blitz Shot Autobot Hound and Flip Shot Skywarp that include a chase "Super Bot" action figure. Check out the images and character profiles below for more details now.
TMastermind Creations have updated their official page with new images of their Feral-cons Leo Dux action figure that is a homage to the G1 Razorclaw character. The images show some new angles on this figure offering a look at his combined torso mode. Check out the new images of Mastermind Creations Feral Rex Leo Dux now for more details.
Thanks to HK-TF.com user b8921061 who has posted new images of the Fansproject CA-11 Down Force and CA-12 Last Chance action figures. Fans have been waiting on these guys as they are the last of the toys to complete their homage to the G1 Stunticon team. Get a look at images of CA-11 Down Force their Dragstip homage and the CA-12 Last Chance homage to Dead End for more details on these figures now.
Thanks to Thrid Party toy maker Mastermind Creations who have posted a few new images on their Facebook page of their Leo Dux figure that is a homage to the G1 Razorclaw character. The Leo Dux makes up the main torso of their Feral Rex (NOT Predaking) combiner team. Check out the images below for the full details on this toy.
Following our previous report, Unique Toys have released with some new looks at their War Leo action figure that is a homage to the Generation 1 Razorclaw character. As was shown in the comparison with Classics Optimus Prime images published recently, this figure size is roughly that of the Voyager toy. Check out the image showing War Leo in robot and alternate beast mode.
BBTS have just updated the product listing for the SXS-R01 Continuously Variable exclusive figure that will be coming in June with new images. The MP class figure is an ultimate homage to the G1 character Gears. Here, the mini-bot is scaled up big time for those who are keen on the Masterpiece sized toys. Check out the figure that is available now for pre-order at bigbadtoystore.com
Thanks to forums members Scaleface who has posted images of the War Leo figure from Unique Toys. Over the weekend Unique Toys released new prototype images of their War Leo toy. He's their update of Generation 1 Razorclaw, in Voyager size.
MasterMind Creations have released images giving us our first looks at the Project Azalea NOT Arcee Figure they have just announced. The images show a white prototype of the figure in her robot and alternate vehicle modes. The figure appears to have a lot of detailing and articulation. Check out the images of the Project Azalea NOT Arcee Figure from MasterMind Creations below for more details now.
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