This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We talk about the new Masterpiece Thundercracker figure coming from Takara Tomy, the Diaclone Reboot Masterpiece Toys, MakeToys Cyclonus upgrade kit, Dr Wu's NOT Mixmaster upgrade kit--er--figure, plus we sit down and chat with Colin Douglas, organizer of TFCon Charlotte about the upcoming convention.
Shockingly enough, all three of the Transformers exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop which debuted at San Diego Comic Con this summer are still available to purchase as of this writing. While this batch isn't the first to see one piece stick around for a little while after activation, it's probably the first time the whole assortment has stayed accessible and obtainable even for those not riding their mobile devices at work hoping to beat store crashes. So what made this year different? Keep reading!
We wanted to give everyone the heads up. Hasbro revealed during the course of SDCC that their exclusives were planned to make their way on to HasbroToyShop on July 28th, which is tomorrow! If you're hoping to get yourself any of this year's offerings, be ready to join your fellow fans in monitoring the site starting tomorrow morning for stock to be activated. We were able to bring you reviews of all of these exclusives, so if you want to familiarize yourself again before the big day, click through for a list of our coverage!
Calling all Transformers fans:
TFNation is a new Transformers convention initiating in summer 2016 run by fans, for fans.
We look forward to welcoming you to our base of operations; the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England.
San Diego Comic Con has come and gone for another year. While this summer seems to not have been as rich with new reveals as previous years, there was still plenty of news coming our way thanks to our coverage team at the show. With updates streaming through since late Wednesday evening, there's been a lot to keep up with. In case you've missed anything along the way, we made a quick-reference list with highlights from our coverage. Keep reading to have a look, and maybe find something you haven't seen yet!
Hasbro's John Warden has just tweeted a photo taken at SDCC of the Transformers design team hanging out with one of their Takara counterparts, Shogo Hasui! Hasui was in town to be part of Hasbro's big Transformers push for SDCC, and it looks like he and his fellow toy designers had a good time. Click through to see who makes your toys!
Autobase Aichi just Tweeted two more photos from the Hasbro breakfast showing off the official art for Victorion, as well as a look at the packaging for the G2 Superion set! It's currently unknown who this set will be exclusive to, but the packaging reveals that it is a six figure set, meaning that Powerglide is also included and will be getting the G2 treatment for the very first time. Keep reading to see!
John Warden has also Tweeted a photo of the line for the Hasbro breakfast! Every year, Hasbro holds a media breakfast in San Diego near SDCC to give a preview of their newest products to the fan press. Unsurprisingly, the line's looking pretty long! Keep reading to see more, and keep checking back with us for all the details on Hasbro's SDCC showing this year!
Hasbro Transformers design team member John Warden tweeted a picture from SDCC this morning, and his sparring partner looks awfully familar! We don't know who's inside that Devastator costume (if it's you or you know, let us know!), but it's pretty well done! Keep reading to get a closer look.
Thanks to TFW2005 we know that Marcelo Matere, the artist behind such images as the package art for SDCC Exclusive Devastator, will be at Artist Alley Table EE-03 at the con and still has a few commission slots available! If you're interested, keep reading for the details and pricing!
While Botcon feels like it was practically just yesterday, it's already time for San Diego Comic Con to kick off later this week. TFormers will be there bringing you coverage of everything Transformers as it happens, so be sure to stay right here so you don't miss anything. But in the meantime, what sorts of reveals might we look forward to seeing come this Thursday when Hasbro's Transformers events take place? Keep reading to check out our thoughts!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We're waiting for SDCC next week, when there will be news! See you next time! Oh, wait, we have new images of Transformers Adventure TAV21 Optimus Prime, Devastator hits US retail, we talk about the rarely seen G2 Defensor photos and more! Blog post mentioned in the podcast located here.
Entertainment Earth has just posted that in association with Hasbro, they'll be handing out free diorama backdrops based on either Transformers or My Little Pony with a purchase from the EE booth at SDCC next month. The Transformers backdrop is based on the Autobot Command Center from the original cartoon, and measures 9.5 x 11 inches, making it suitable for use with a wide range of toys. Keep reading to see the images!