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!
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!
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.
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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!
TakaraTomy has posted a new page on their website with details about a Japanese release of the rally car Skids redeco currently slated to be part of a Platinum Series multipack in Hasbro markets. The figure, Rollbar will be offered in Japan as a Toys R Us exclusive and will be available in November of this year. Of potential note is that Rollbar is shown with two of Skids' small gun. Whether this is indicative or just a photography error remains to be determined!
Toynews-online.biz has posted an article listing Hasbro's top ten toys of Christmas 2014. A couple of Transformers made the list, including entries from both Age of Extinction and Rescue Bots, as well as Marvel toys, My Little Pony figures, Play-Doh, and of course board games like My Monopoly. Keep reading for the full list!
Once more with thanks to Transformers Colombia, we have new product shots of the exclusive Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime, recolored from the "First Edition" Optimus we reviewed several months ago. Notable compared to prior shots is the addition of chrome detail elements on the torso, greatly enhancing what had been a very bland appearance. To see all the photos which we've mirrored, keep reading!
Target has listed a pair of new exclusives on their website with due dates of September 7th and 14th, respectively. The first is a $50 6-pack of One-Step Transformers with an exclusive Silver Knight Optimus Prime recolor, and the other is a Platinum Edition Silver Knight Prime based off of the First Edition mold that was Amazon exclusive earlier this year. That figure will retail for $60. But with both of these due early September, could we be getting a clue as to Age of Extinction's expected home video release? Keep reading for pictures and links!
Retailier eToysJapan has posted preorders for two new Platinum Series boxsets. One featuring five of six Dinobots (Snarl omitted), and another featuring an Optimus Prime with trailer accessory. The provided images are grayed-over silhouette forms, so we don't have exact details. The prices are listed at $148 and $159, respectively, so hopefully these will have some features to justify such high costs!
Transformers Colombia has brought us more new stock photos of near-future products. This time we have a later Transformers 4 Deluxe wave with off-screen Dinobot Snarl, Hot Shot, the very Tracks recolor of Crosshairs, and the unexpectedly late-in-line Bumblebee update! Check out all the photos mirrored below.
Transformers@The Moon has unearthed new Transformers-related trademark applications filed with the US Patent Office, and there's no way these could be anything but
the names for the Angry Birds Transformers. Most of them are pretty much what you'd expect, though one of them is kind of fun. Read on to see the names!
Youtube user Samus Ng has posted a video covering the Concept Camaro Bumblebee figure from the Evolutions two pack which includes a redecoed Legends Bumblebee. This set, and the new Bumblebee mold itself have yet to be released in the US, so check out the video embedded below to get the scoop on this figure!
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