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.
Deadline Hollywood has dropped a new post letting us know that even before Transformers 5: The Last Knight is in the can. The Transformers 6 Bumblebee spinoff is moving ahead with plans as the scirpt is reported to be complete, the search for a movie director begins.
With Transformers films having been handled exclusively by blockbuster titan, Michael Bay. Meeting expectations of the past, while hopefully lifting the franchise out of the Bayhem are high.
The Bumblebee script penned by writers room member, Christina Hodson, appears to aim the 6th installment at the lady fans of franchise.
Prime1Studio has posted images of the latest in their line of super high-quality movie Transformer statues: Ratchet! Limited to 750 pieces at $1200 each, this 26" statue is a really nice rendition of the Autobot medic. Keep reading to see!
Tonight we have some very good looks at the 10th anniversary lineup TakaraTomy is putting together for the Transformers movie series, heading to retail in early 2017. Celebrating the entire franchise rather than just the first movie, there's a wide assortment of characters represented, many with upgraded decos, and at least two with new accessories as well. Along with this stock photo batch via Hobbybase on Facebook, we have large, clear images of Leo Prime, the Lio Convoy based redeco of Alpha Trion in the Legends series. Click through to check it all out!
2017 marks ten years since the release of the first Transformers movie, and to celebrate how old we all now feel from hearing that, site sponsor TFSource has posted preorders with "DO NOT COPY" catalog photos of TakaraTomy's 10th Anniversary series! Eleven movie figures will be reissues between February and March of next year, with the usual Takara level of extra paint expected. There are also articulated rider mini-figures of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee included with Grimlock and Strafe! Keep reading to see the full listings with each figure's original release.
Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the latest release in the Premium Bust Collection - Lockdown from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Like any bounty hunter, Lockdown will pay top dollar to get what he wants. Answering only to his enigmatic "Creators", Lockdown holds himself above the Autobot/Decepticon war and sees both sides as squabbling children that he has to rein in personally. He doesn't think much of other civilized species across the galaxy (particularly humans), though he isn't above working with them if it suits him.
Tencent Games and Hasbro today officially announced a new Transformers Online shooter. The game is a competitive online action shooter powered by Unreal Engine 4, and in other words, it will be similar to Overwatch in gameplay style. Transformers will start closed beta in China on August 5 and the game will reveal more details at ChinaJoy 2016 later this week. Stay tuned for our following coverage.
Prime1Studio has once again posted teaser images to Instagram for an upcoming statue based on the Transformers movies, this time of Shockwave! The Dark Of The Moon setpiece/cameo - it's a stretch to call him a "character" given his role in the film - is the latest in their line highly-detailed high-end statuary. Keep reading to see the images.