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Hisashi Yuki has posted the boxart for Unite Warriors Computron to Twitter! The eighth entry in the Japanese counterpart to the Combiner Wars line, Computron is deviating quite significantly from the Hasbro edition of the character, using different molds for three out of the four limbs and introducing a new head and chestplate to the Scattershot mold. Meanwhile, Yuki is teasing the next team of Unite Warriors - and Robots In Disguise just might get some recognition in its anniversary year after all. Keep reading!




Entertainment Earth has posted a listing for a new Rescue Bots set coming in June! While we don't know what the set will look like, the description and title show us that we're getting an Optimus Prime with a trailer - that's rare enough! - but moreover it's a racing trailer meant to haul new-to-Rescue-Bots character Mirage! Keep reading for the description and a link.




The Hollywood Reporter has posted a story on the Hasbro Cinematic Universe writer's room, which will be getting underway shortly! It's headed, once again, by Akiva Goldsman (Batman & Robin, Batman Forever, The Da Vinci Code) with such noteworthy authors as Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay) and Bryan K. Vaughan (Runaways, Saga). Keep reading for the full roster!




Seen previously as a grey prototype at a hobby show in Hong Kong, tonight we have a quick pair of full color images for Ultra Magnus from the Ultimetal line. You might remember the Ultimetal Optimus Prime, a large scale figure with removable armor parts to show detailed internal structures, and which by itself cost in the neighborhood of $1000. Ultra Magnus of course adds full Magnus armor on top of a recolor of that Optimus body, making a very impressive piece, but one whose potential price tag is staggering to even think about! Keep reading to see the new photos.




While the event itself is over with, we have a few new images from the Toy Fair showing that took place in Melbourne. Heng Yip Chan of the TFYLP podcast was able to visit and took some excellent photos of the various items on display, giving new looks at Fortress Maximus, Powermaster Optimus Prime, Combiner Wars Victorion, G2 Bruticus, various Mecha Nation licensed figures and more. You can read on to check out the photos!




The Spacebridge is this week offering up perhaps the greatest piece of memorabilia connected to the original Transformers cartoon. Having been in their possession for years, they now have at auction a complete collection of the production storyboards from Transformers The Movie, laying out every shot, and even featuring many deleted scenes. From a starting price just under $100, within its first few hours it has already passed the $1000 mark, and is sure to keep climbing. Keep reading to see the mirrored example images, and get a link to the auction if you want to try and own this yourself!




ASM has posted photos from Soap Studio at Toy Fair this weekend, giving us a first look at the G1 cartoon inspired vinyl figures of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Spike Witwicky. Uncolored prototypes of these were shown some while back, with these new samples featuring simple, bright coloring that evokes the cartoon. The tags on the display indicate these are expected to be available in March. We've mirrored one of the photos for your convenience, so click through to check that out and get a link to the full gallery at ASM!




Toys Alliance has posted a new image to their Facebook page announcing Mega Action Series MAS-01 Optimus Prime! A large, non-transforming figure, this Optimus Prime is articulated and will feature light-up features. An image is available giving a brief glimpse of the grayscale prototype, but a really great look at an illustration by the artist of the IDW book formerly known as Robots In Disguise, Andrew Griffith! Keep reading to see.




The Winter Wonderfest 2016 is over, but it certainly didn't go without some good stuff to show. In the time since we reported last night, more photos have been posted from the event showing more detail on Masterpiece Optimus Primal, such as the furry appearance derived entirely through paint apps. We also have more detail shots of Blast Off and the Combaticons, including another look at their color promo poster, and new tonight we have showings from Prime 1 Studios with an array of movie-inspired statues, and another appearance of Heroes of Steel Optimus. Click through to see it all, along with a full list of photo credits!




Adam Pawlus of 16bit.com has posted a confirmation that the version of Onslaught in the Wave 2 Voyager case with Sky Lynx is unchanged from the Wave 1 version, and does not have the animation-accurate Bruticus parts that were anticipated to be on the second release. Whether we get the intended running change or not down the road is unknown - but don't go buying a second Onslaught just yet expecting the alternate colors. Keep reading for the confirmation tweet!




Currently in Japan, Comic Market (Comiket) 89 has just wrapped up. Among the many fan produced items for all sorts of properties being sold at the event was a Transformers artbook, called More Than Just A Geek Spark. Masabon1980 obtained a copy of this book and has shared many images from it on his Photobucket account. We've mirrored a few lower resolution copies of the images, but there's lots more to see, so keep reading for the previews and a link back to the originals, plus some info about a few of the artists represented in this book!




From Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, 52Toys has shared a couple photos of a color display of Heroes of Steel Optimus Prime, one of the growing number of licensed, non-transforming figures cropping up these days. At last report the figure was due for release early in 2016, and while it will be pricey, earlier colored prototype shots show that it has some moves to back up the price tag. Click through to see the new photos!




Known to Transformers fans for figures based on the designs of Dark of The Moon, high end figure maker 3A has posted an update to their blog entitled "More Than Meets The Eye" showing just an Autobot insignia and the text "Generation 1" with a date of 2016. This may be welcome news for fans looking for more possible avenues for figures of this type beyond things like Hot Toys, though it remains to be seen exactly what style these theoretical G1 3A figures may take.




It's that time of the year again, and as various websites compile their Best of lists for 2015 they're also throwing the vote open to fans to help them determine the winners. Comics Alliance has followed up on their nomination for More Than Meets The Eye with nominations for James Roberts as Outstanding Writer, and Transformers vs. GI Joe's Tom Scioli for Outstanding Artist. Keep reading for links to both polls!




If you're a fan of classic G1 box art, you might want to have a look at Hobby Lobby. Right now they're carrying a large print featuring cropped versions of several of the battle scenes as originally found on the backs of G1 packaging. While perhaps not quite as enticing as a large print of a specific scene, at the reported price of $20 for a canvas print in the 24 inch range, enthusiasts for this particular art will likely still be interested. Also seen was a smaller Bumblebee cutout for $11. We've got pictures, so click through and check it out!



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