A Hasbro (and apparently Takara) product meeting took place, and a member of the ACToys community was on hand to take notes. Subsequently, other fans have translated this quick report in to English, and we've got the highlights on upcoming G1 reissues, Generations Devastator and Defensor, and the next Masterpiece figure! Keep reading!
While we'd previously heard a cutoff date of January 1st for G1 and other Hasbro shows, The Wrap reports that Hasbro and Netflix have been unable to come to terms - a situation more or less confirmed by a Tweet from @HasbroNews. So if you really want to catch up on Transformers Prime, Pound Puppies, or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you'd best get to watching now. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese site Hobby Collection has posted a list of upcoming releases from TakaraTomy from the end of April through June of 2015. The Transformers Adventure heading continues to play host to both RID 2015 and a mix of other items including Generations figures not falling under the Legends Series in Japan. There are no pictures so far, but some interesting things in the text. Keep reading!
Blacklai who we know well for bringing us out first in hand looks at Combiner Wars wave 1 has given us a new gallery featuring Year of The Goat Optimus Prime. The ...unique... clear and gold redeco of Laser Optimus Prime also finds itself with pink parts in various places, as well as working lights. The downside is the lack of factory stickers means the screws on the chest and shoulder parts are fully visible, a distinct downgrade from the original and 2002 Robots in Disguise releases. Keep reading to check out the photos!
Shajaki of the Seibertron Forums has posted a guide to distinguishing the knockoff MP-10 Bape Convoy from the real deal. An exclusive to the Japanese fashion store A Bathing Ape, Bape Convoy is a green Optimus Prime- and if you have the real one, he will not
have an Autobot symbol on his shoulder, and there will be a batch number stamped into the bottom of the box. Keep reading for more details and a link to the full guide!
Having just yesterday learned of the projected price of this set for Toys R Us in Canada, we have a report of a US sighting of the Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons. The attractively packaged set was found at a K-Mart in California, and while it's not the $99.99 Toys R Us Canada indicated, it is selling for $79.99. Whether a set of fresh made Insecticons is worth considerably more than the cost of complete vintage toys will have to be up to you. Click through for a photo of the in-store find.
The Transformers Facebook page has updated tonight with a post about Year of The Goat Optimus Prime. Along with declaring it means he's the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT, you see), they also announced that the toy would be coming to "specialty retailers" this Spring. While the deco is rather unusual, the underlying Laser Optimus Prime toy is excellent. The only worry is that with the Insecticon three pack leading the way, it may be quite expensive by the time it gets here!
IDW is delivering some of the best written and engaging Transformers fiction in years, some may even argue it's the best we've ever had. Accompanied by a very stable group of artists bringing the stores to life, and it's hard not to become a fan of Transformers comics today. RAC and ExVee take a look back at the highs of IDW's comics in 2014 ...and some lows. Keep reading!
Age of Extinction was by far the most
news of 2014, but it was by no means the best. And it may not be the worst news of last year either! ExVee and RAC have looked back over the year's news and chosen the best, worst, and just plain saddest stories of the year. Keep reading to see!
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!
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