TFNation has announced their very first convention exclusive! Based on G1 character Glyph - herself introduced at a BotCon 15 years ago - CT001TFN Rune is produced by MAAS toys based on their Cybertech CT001 Skiff figure, which is a Bumblebee made in the image of his Cybertronian alt-mode as seen in G1 cartoon episode "More Than Meets The Eye, Part 1." Keep reading for more info!
Transformers Animated debuted in the US in late 2007 with the TV show on Cartoon Network. While we're several months from the exact anniversary of Animated, in Japan a new art book has been released, featuring works by various artists celebrating the series that still holds a special place to many fans. Masabon has shared a selection of interior pages from the book on his personal Photobucket account so that all those of us outside of Japan can have a taste of what's inside. Photobucket is less than user-friendly, so we've mirrored the pages in our gallery - keep reading to take a look and for a list of artists! UPDATED:
Masabon wanted us to be certain that it was understood that this is an unofficial fan work, created by fans and without participation from Hasbro or TakaraTomy. Thanks to him for the clarification!
Aplus Toys has posted the first photo of their A+02 Mudmouth! The followup to their A+01 MasterOrder, who of course was Dirt Boss from Transformers Animated,
Mudmouth is Mixmaster! No details on pricing or release are given, but the first prototype photo of the figure looks pretty good, and seems to sport an articulated mouth. Keep reading to see!
It's always nice to see the unofficial toy world reach beyond G1, and newcomer Aplus toys seems poised to do exactly that. No details are available on A+01 MasterOrder yet, but what we do know is that he is based on Animated Dirt Boss! Keep reading for the photos as well as links to the group's Weibo and Facebook pages!
Hisashi Yuki has posted a new photo of Slipstream and Blackarachnia! Two thirds of a remolded wave of female Transformers due out in October, Slipstream was formerly Windblade, and Black Widow/Blackarachnia was formerly... Blackarachnia, from Transformers Animated. Both are looking really great for remolded figures. Keep reading to see the photo!
Autobase Aichi has posted links to Amazon's preorder pages for October's trio of Legends remolds! While the pictures themselves are not new, this is the best copy of the extant photos we've yet seen, at a higher resolution and no more "DO NOT COPY" text splashed across the front. Keep reading to see!
Catalog photos of Takara's Legends assortment for October have leaked, and it's pretty interesting stuff! According to photos linked to by Autobase Aichi, LG15 will be Nightbird, a remold of Arcee. LG16 will be Slipstream, a remold of Windblade. Most interesting however is LG17, Black Widow (AKA Beast Wars Blackarachnia's Japanese name) who is remolded from the Animated version of the character. Keep reading for more details on all three!
TAG Hobby has posted scans from Figure-Oh
(Figure King) magazine today that show off a couple interesting new products due for October: Transformers Adventure gets TAV15 Lockdown, a recolor of the Animated Deluxe figure, and TAV16 Bombshell, the recent Legends-class toy. Perhaps more notable is the appearance of MP-26 Road Rage, complete with what appears to be a new face sculpt! Keep reading for the images!
Jim Sorenson has updated his blog Disciples of Boltax with some preview images from the newly updated The Complete AllSpark Almanac. Get a look at the 8 Page Preview that features updated pages with new art and other things that he turned into what he calls a "Silly Little Contest." As the first person to identify all the changes gets a neat prize of a a sketch card by Bill Forster.
Jim Sorenson has posted the art for the upcoming Complete Allspark Almanac to his blog, Disciples of Boltax! The book combines and expands the two individual Allspark Almanac releases into the single best reference book you will ever own for Transformers Animated. Sorenson estimates that the book will hit comic stores on February 18th, and Amazon.com shortly afterwards. Keep reading to see the art!
Planet Steel Express has put the once canceled, now back on track Buster and Trench up for preorder Now is your chance to show support for the first full third party Transformers Animated figuresd produced! Bluster is an homage to Animated Huffer, while his brother Trench is an homage to Animated Pipes!
New color shots of the TrailerForce TF-01 from Xovergen are ready to roll, sort of. Their upcoming upgrade for Transformers Classics Optimus Prime turns the voyager class toy in a full-blown God Ginrai / Power Master Prime homage. New images of the pre-release production sample are said to be a customized TrailerForce TF-01 toy. Shown is the Base mode, Combined mode, Add-on mode displaying the back-pack weapon pod for Henkei Convoy, Vehicle modes, Garage mode displaying storage of weapon and accessories and the concept for box art. Important Note: the actual final versions may vary.
The TFCC have posted yet another new image of the Transformers Subscription Service Decepticon Slipstream action figure. The new images added to their Facebook page shows off some better images of the robot and jet alternate vehicle modes. We get a much better look at her colors this time. The usage of the purple, metallic grey and blue-green works nicely on this lady with a blunt demeanor. Check out the image after the jump for the full look at the TFSS Slipstream figure.
The TFCC have posted a new image of the Transformers Subscription Service Decepticon Slipstream action figure on their Twitter page with the caption " Oh? Good Morning Twitter. Just a little hello from Slipstream" The image shows off a close up of the torso with a good look at the head with missing horn ornament. Slipstream is a female Decepticon who fought on Cybertron during the early days of the Autobot/Decepticon war. She is a Seeker who specializes in sarcasm and stinging insults hidden behind a thin veneer of humor. in Check out the image after the jump for the full look at
The Transformers Collectors Club have announced the will be sculpting a new head for the Jackpot action figure that will be part of subscription service figure (TFSS). The Jackpot toy is based on a repaint of the Transformers Animated Jazz action figure. Get a look at a prototype of Jackpot's new head mold sculpt and his character bio summary after the jump.
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