Thanks again to Alfes2010 who's been rounding up the lasted Transformers Movie The Best toys just released in Japan. Get a look at the movie Dinobot team figures MB-09 Dinorider Grimlock and MB-10 Dinorider Strafe that are looking much more colorful that the first editions.
Thanks to our long time friend Alfes2010 who has shared many new images of the MB-11 Optimus Prime from Takara’s “Movie The Best” figure what has recently been released in Japan by Takara Tomy. Get a look at the updated figure with looks at the toy in his robot and vehicle modes.
Site sponsor TFSource has let us know that ThreeA's impressive Evasion Edition Optimus Prime is now up for preorder! Sporting LED lights, 85 points of articulation, and standing an impressive 19" tall, Optimus Prime is based on his popular "Evasion Mode" look from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Accessories include a very large gun, a battle mask, and spiked knuckles. Keep reading for the full specs, pictures, and a preorder link!
The LA Times has published an article today talking about Hasbro's forward-looking plans with their feature film business. As we'd heard about previously, Hasbro is planning their own cinematic universe in the style of Marvel's movies, bolstered by the runaway success of the Transformers film series. This article goes in to a little more detail on early plans for that, including a new try at GI Joe. There's also a little bit about next year's Bumblebee-focused spin off movie. Keep reading for select excerpts and a link to the article!
With the new Transformers: The Last Knight coming our way. I thought it would be interesting to share something rare and likely unseen from the first Transformers (2007) movie where it all began, 10 years ago. Behold, one of the fanciest Transformers press-kits you may have ever seen. Those who attended the Toy Fair 2007 special preview event, were given one of these press kits that actually transforms!
Just up on the official Prime 1 Studio Group page is a first look at their soon to be released Transformers Dark of the Moon edition Shockwave statue.
Emotionless, coldly logical, utterly ruthless... killing is all Shockwave lives for. - Optimus Prime.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon SHOCKWAVE will be available soon for preorder this month stay tuned!
ThreeA has posted a preorder listing for their next Transformers Premium Scale Collectible Figure: Evasion Edition Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction! The figure is in robot mode, so the callback to the Evasion Mode cab-forward truck is mainly one of deco. That said, there is a lot of deco on this figure. Keep reading to see!
Entertainment website Deadline is reporting that the Bumblebee-focused entry in the Transformers live action movie series due in 2018 now has a director on board. Travis Knight will have the distinction of directing the first live action film installment that won't be in Michael Bay's care. Knight was previously the director for Kubo And The Two Strings, and while that is a short credit list in this role, it's a pretty powerful first effort.
TakaraTomy has posted new images of their Metal Collection (AKA MetaColle) figures of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! Due out at the end of March, these diecast metal figures are small but only run 1,080 Yen each. (The size is more more pronounced when you realize the average height for a Japanese man is five feet, seven inches and the odds are against that hand being terribly big.) Keep reading to have a look!
TakaraTomy has released a second, commercial for their Transformers: Movie THE BEST Series toyline! It features some of the same stop-motion animation from the first, longer TV spot... but isn't Japanese toy commercial stop-motion animation always worth a second look? Answer: yes. Yes, it is. Keep reading to see the video mirrored here!
Just in from Taobao seller zairj2010, We have a packaged image of a "Movie The Best" MB04 Shockwave from Takara Tomy.
This is one of the four figures that are said to be reissued in the Japan starting in Feburary 4th. Read on to see the images below.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It's our big year end episode! We recap 2016 in terms of toys, media, events and major announcements. We also review our 2016 predictions from the beginning of the year. What were the biggest news items of the year? What were our favorite toys? Find out in this ginormous episode of Radio Free Cybertron, featuring a special Being Awesome segment from Rob Springer!
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-12 JAZZ from Transformers film. First Lieutenant Jazz is one happy-go-lucky Autobot. Good-natured and always able to take things in stride, he provides a decent contrast to the more serious demeanor of Ironhide or Optimus Prime himself. He's also a talker, something Ironhide and Prime like to tease him about. He might be the smallest Autobot but he's by no means a coward, willing to take on any foe, big or small.
Loopaza Mega Store has posted a pair of scans from Figure Oh (Figure King) magazine showing off the upcoming TakaraTomy 10th Anniversary rerelease of ROTF Leader class Optimus Prime! Prime sports a lot of weapons, including his arm blades and infamous "facehooks." And, the mold has been upgraded with new features like articulated fingers! Keep reading to see the images.