Concept Artist Steve Jung, who has also worked on The Avengers
, has posted a selection of his concept art to Facebook. Highlights include the interior of Lockdown's ship and its very regal cockpit, the Hong Kong street battle featuring the Dinobots, and most interestingly Widow Maker, a female Decepticon who was to transform into a Pagani Zonda. She was Jung's only full character design for Age of Extinction and, sadly, she didn't make the cut. Click through to see all the mirrored images!
Robot Kingdom has shared an image of the upcoming AD-31 "Saikyou" (Strongest/Ultimate) Optimus Prime, which appears to be a power-up form of Prime that uses the Generations Leader class mold. Seeing as that mold was already used as AD-01 in a similar but superior deco to the US release, could this be a Silver Knight color scheme like the one Target seems to be so in love with? More info as it becomes available, but for now check out the incredibly vague magazine scan!
TakaraTomy is releasing a special DVD to support Lost Age in Japan. Along with some other promotional materials, the Autobot Daishukou
DVD will contain the fun Diorama Story & Toy Demonstration
from a couple weeks back. It also appears to contain episode 1 of Fight! Super-Robot Lifeform Transformers
. Keep reading for the ad!
Appearing very, very briefly on ToysRUs' website this morning were a pair of Angry Birds Transformers products. The Optimus Prime Bird Raceway is a slot-racing set that comes with transforming "Ultimate Optimus Prime Bird" and "Ultimate Megatron Pig" figures, and the Energon Racers Pack is an assortment of Autobirds and Deceptihogs. Keep reading for images and some (hopefully temporarily) dead links!
Shartimus Prime brings us his latest Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Lockdown One Step Changer action figure video review and image gallery. Yea, its a One Step, but its LOCKDOWN!!! Give this video a gander for the full details on this snappy little guy along with a nice collection of high quality images for staring at.
What's coming and gone for most of us, has just begun in Brazil, France, Germany and other counties where Transformers 4 Age of Extinction's release was delayed due to the World Cup. As the movie continues to show, the big goal of a $1 billion box office is not too far off with current sales at $886.2 million. This is not certain as the biggest markets in the USA and China given up the lead to the new summer films like "Planet of the Apes" that moved into the top spot this weekend.
A member of the Chinese-language TF forums Transformers Never Die has posted an extensive gallery of AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock, the Japanese release of Generations Leader Class Grimlock. This figure has the stark grayscale look to go with its silver chrome... which of course means the torso's using a warmer color of chrome than the other parts of the body. I'd love to swap torsos between this and Generations Grimlock. Read on for mirrored photos, and lots of them!
Thanks to Hobbybase who have updated their facebook page with some in-hand images of the AD-23 Drift Movie Advanced Transformers Age of Extinction figure that will be released by Takara Tomy. This is the Drift deluxe class figure we have been waiting for! Get a look at the robot mode images for the full preview of this figure that will out in Japan this week.
"Give me your face... I will moisturize and exfoliate it, and smooth your wrinkles."
Robot Kingdom has posted an image to their Facebook page of a Korean Transformers-themed beauty mask in both Optimus Prime and Bumblebee flavors. The company, Innisfree, makes beauty products for both men and women, but these masks are not featured on their website. Even so, keep reading for the image plus a link to the manufacturer's site!
Following the previous Milk Magazine figure from Dark of the Moon, we have new images are just out of the Milk Edition Transformers Age or Extinction EvasionOptimus Battle Damage Version. This figure will be a limited edition of 200 pieces made to be offered by lottery drawing. Read on to see the in-hand images courtesy of Planet Iacon.
In a rather subtle piece of satire appearing on National Report
- a political "news" site that seemingly dances right on the razor's edge of Poe's Law
- "Micheal" Bay (whose name is not spelled correctly once
) spoils Transformers 5 for us by announcing that he'll be killing off Optimus Prime and replacing him with Rodimus. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link, which may include Age of Extinction Spoilers!
Planet Iacon has also posted images of a Hot Toys Optimus Prime! No other details are available, but Hot Toys are makers of high-end, usually 1/6-scale human figures (they've done some exquisite releases of Iron Man from the various films) and you can expect whatever they do with Optimus Prime to be beautiful, elaborate, and really, really expensive.
Click through to see the images!
Thanks as always to Singapore superfans Planet Iacon! Takara put up a slew of new product announcements last night, and we've got details on all of them! Robot Masters are being reissued, including the somewhat scarce LioConvoy, we're getting Nemesis versions of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime AND Voyager Grimlock, and there are some extra-adorable mini-Transformers headed your way as well. Keep reading for details and pricing! UPDATED:
These toys will be available at the Transformers Expo in Japan, which takes place August 9th and 17th. If you want your Voyagers in Nemesis format, contact your favorite middleman service now!
Joining the list of exclusive redecos coming in Japan from TakaraTomy are Slug and Scorn in Black Knight varieties. As the name suggests the toys are primarily black with accents of other colors. Scorn is particularly striking, but that toy may not be capable of looking bad. The toys will be released at a variety of stores in Japan this November at a price of ¥3200 each. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Just in from TakaraTomy's website we have updated images of the "rusty" version Optimus Prime depicting the Voyager Evasion Mode toy in the decayed state from early in the movie. New to this posting are side by side comparisons with a standard Evasion Mode Prime showing very clearly the differences. And that Rusty Prime's robot body is far too white for an Optimus. See all the pictures below!
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