TakaraTomy's official Twitter has uploaded another batch of photos of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus! Tonight they want to show you just what he's made of, and by that I mean how much metal is in his body. With an unpainted testshot figure showing the diecast components and a digital scale revealing its weight at just shy of a kilogram, MP Magnus is one massive figure! Click through and check out the pictures.
User Chobedear has posted photos of the packaging for Year of The Goat Optimus prime, the gold and colorless-clear plastic edition of G2 Laser Prime. Chobedear is also the original source for the Platinum Insecticon set, and has provided some new information. These are both available in Singapore right now, with the Insecticons running the equivalent of about US$100 and Optimus is $155. Let's hope when these eventually reach a retailer in the US, it's at a much lower price! Keep reading to see the new pictures.
Via an anonymous source, we have packaged photos of a Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons. These toys were reissued several years ago exclusively at Toys R Us - largely featuring replacement names due to trademarking issues, something this set corrects. We have no information on pricing or intended time of release, however there's a cross-sell on the box that shows the "Seeker Squadron" of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. Click through for the photos, and keep watch for future updates on these sets!
The TakaraTomy official Twitter account has once again brought us preview photos of the soon to be released Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. Today's series focuses on how specific portions of the toy's transformation work, one accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration to make the context a little clearer. While Magnus doesn't look like the most complicated toy, it's doing a good job of looking like a media-inspired Ultra Magnus! Keep reading to see the images.
It's a big day for the MegaDrive Megatron mold. Hot on the heels of a lucky draw campaign announcement, the TakaraTomy ARTS website has listed a special version, limited to 1000 pieces that redresses Megatron as a Sega Genesis. Changing red robot detail for purple and adding Genesis stamps and US-version Sonic cartridge labeling, it's a minor but distinct change. Keep reading for availability information and pictures!
The official Transformers Facebook page posted a photo gallery "checklist" of all the numbered toys released as the Thrilling 30, the thirty special toys geared more to the older fanbase and meant to help commemorate the line turning thirty years old in 2014. But was the Thrilling 30 ever planned to be more than a packaging tag line - a catchy way of referring to how many years Transformers has pushed on? Keep reading as we break this down, and then let us know what you think!
Via their instagram account, The Loyal Subjects has announced upcoming figures exclusive to Gamestop. There will be six figures total, and so far three have been shown, including Red Alert, Slag, and a special deco of Optimus Prime. These figures are due to hit for Black Friday according to a response from The Loyal Subjects in the comments of one photo. Keep reading to see all the pictures, and be ready to brave Black Friday Gamestop if you want to add these to your collection!
Yesterday we brought you the news that the soundtrack to the 1986 Transformers: The Movie would see a rerelease on vinyl. While at the time we weren't sure about availability outside Europe, we have good news tonight! Amazon has listed a preorder
for this record, which they'll be fulfilling directly themselves. The bad news is that this release is listed at $50.99. For some this may still be very attractive, but others looking for a novelty piece, it might still be a bit out of range!
Music on Vinyl lists an upcoming release of the soundtrack for the animated Transformers: The Movie. Perhaps the ultimate nostalgia hit, for those with a passion for records and a love of the 86 movie's songs this will be a must have. The site notes that a first pressing of 1000 records will be on transparent blue vinyl, for that little bit of extra special. If you remember what a record player is and have one that still works, look for this to be released on December 15th. Music on Vinyl is based in the Netherlands, so check with your favorite music store to find out if they will or can get this for you.
Dedicated Transformers fans often make interesting and excellent art pieces, but this one sits near the top. Posted by Eduardo Salazar Saez in the Transformers Chile Facebook group
, this fan built Ark is part model, part diorama, and part playset, all scaled for Generations figures to use. While there's no specific information about this model's construction offered, it's obviously made with a massive degree of detail in mind and some serious skill - not to mention what must be a big garage to build it in! Click through to see the full size photos and a video tour!
Via their Twitter, The Loyal Subjects have teased the existence of a vinyl based on G1 Jetfire. While little specific detail is given along with it, a fan's drawing noting itself as a wave 4 prediction was included, which TLS's Twitter representative acknowledged as being on to something. If this is our first look at a piece from wave 4, Jetfire would be in a very early state of production, leaving the odd hole in the side as either a by-product of that, or perhaps a feature yet to be revealed. Check out the original tweet and full image below!
Acid Free Gallery is featuring a series of ten character portrait pieces of prominent Generation One Autobots and Decepticons by artist Thong Le (also known as WEAPONIX), which will be for sale at this year's NYCC, taking place in a short two weeks. Priced at $50 per faction set of five, or $15 per individual print while supplies last, variant metallic sets will also be offered for $75 each. For preview images and full details, keep reading!
Youtube user Peaugh has posted a video covering Sentinel's Optimus Prime pen, which primarily boasts its status as a small, highly poseable figure of G1 Optimus Prime. In the video we get a rundown of the figure's articulation, followed by the incredibly fiddly process of changing it to one of the most uncomfortable looking pens I have ever seen. If you're curious about this expensive writing tool, click through and check out the embedded video.
If, amid all the front side shots of MP-24 Star Saber you've wondered what might be happening on the far side, let it trouble you no more! Hisashi Yuki has set out yet again to make the time between now and March 2015 seem to drag out even farther with the latest teaser pic, now showing off the super robot mode's backside. Well, it's all in the name of science! Check out the full size rear view of Star Saber below!
Better known as the source of numerous newly discovered testshots, one-offs and mockups for vintage Hasbro Transformers products, the most notable of which never saw retail release. z75sales who has been liquidating this collection has posted two new unboxing videos from the inventory process of this collection. One simply contains sealed G1 items, while the other video said to be the first recorded shows the unpacking of some of the more interesting pieces, at least a portion of which have since been sold. Keep reading to check them both out!
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