An official Combiner Wars Liokaiser came out as the last of the boxsets for that line last year, but it had a bit of reimagining and was only five members instead of six. And with no Unite Warriors version, a more accurate interpretation seemed unlikely. So one fan by the Twitter handle of @omochasoku02 decided to fill in that gap, and customized a full set, with Breastmaster partners, plus both Leozack and Jallguar who form the torso together, and even Deathcobra, the animation-only single-appearance extra member of the team. This is definitely worth a look, so check out the photos in the gallery below!
We'll be coming back to the SDCC exclusives shortly. But before that, I wanted to share the unboxing of Siege on Cybertron, the second Titans Return box set that we've all been eagerly anticipating. It just came in this week at BigBadToyStore, which when combined with the SDCC exclusives dropping made this a potentially very expensive week! Check out the unboxing video embedded below.
This week on RFC: The SDCC exclusives hit Hasbro Toy Shop. Did you get yours? We're guessing not. With little fanfare, The Last Knight comes home next month. Titans Returns Slugslinger has hit Australian retail, Metroplex is being reissued in Japan, Perfect Effect's Black Jinrai upgrade for the SDCC Primitive Skateboarding Prime looks phenomenal, and Deluxe Cogman looks AMAZING--let's hope we get it! All that and we ponder the deeper meanings of life and Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod on this week's edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
THE RETURN OF GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! Optimus Prime meets with Alpha Trion, the ancient sage, who reveals a tale of Cybertron's earliest days, when the original Thirteen Primes united the world. But even then, the warrior known as Galvatron was a wild card... shaping the future in unexpected ways.
Entertainment Earth has listed a preorder for Kidrobot's upcoming series of Transformers vs. GI Joe Mini-Figures! Priced at $240 for a box of 24, these blind-boxed figures are, to our knowledge, the first figures explicitly designed after artist Tom Scioli's take on the Transformers and GI Joe universes. Keep reading to see the preliminary designs and a list of figures!
So, SDCC exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime came and went really quickly on HasbroToyShop yesterday, and we at TFormers hope that most everyone who wanted one was able to get it. But with Titans Return Siege on Cybertron shipping the same day with Magnus Prime, we got to thinking about the amazing variety of uses and retoolings that mold family has seen over the two short years it's existed. So keep reading for a handy infographic laying out the history of the Ultra Magnus mold family!
You've been waiting and watching for this, and it's finally here. Hasbro's Generations Overlord, the final new Leader Class figure for Titans Return is now available for preorder from sponsor BigBadToyStore. The first official update of the character fans have asked for year after year will be available starting in September. We were able to bring you a detailed review and photo gallery of Overlord a few weeks ago, which you can check out to see just what to expect. Find that plus the link to order Overlord on BBTS all in the full post below!
We're getting reports in from those who were lucky enough to get a preorder in on the Titans Return Siege on Cybertron boxset that site sponsor BigBadToyStore is now processing those preorders! It shouldn't be long now until people have Magnus Prime, Tidal Wave, Metalhawk, Pounce, and Thunderwing in hand! Keep reading for a rundown of the set's contents!
Ozformers has shared some good news on Facebook, particularly for their fellow Australian collectors: The final assortments of Titans Return Deluxes are being spotted - including Slugslinger, the final general retail Deluxe of the line. Sluslinger was found at a Myer store by Justowen. Further, thanks to Joel Delahunty, we have a report on the full case breakdown for Wave 6, which had been a complete mystery up to now. Keep reading for the details!
Entertainment Earth is holding a one-day sale on their Combiner Wars Platinum Edition exclusive, Liokaiser! The last of the US Combiner boxsets Liokaiser makes use of the Sky Lynx, Sky Dive, Air Raid, and Brawl molds with a fair bit of remolding, especially to Sky Lynx! The set is only $78 today at EE. Keep reading for a link!
To be specific, the "More" includes Christos Gage, writer of the ROM and Micronauts First Strike tie-ins, and Aubrey Sitterson, writer of the GI Joe and Mask tie-ins. Barber will be writing both the Transformers-related tie-in books. And of course the writers of the main event Mairghread Scott and Alex Rodriguez are on-hand too along with artist Max Dunbar! Keep reading for a link to go ask your questions!
The crossover of the year continues! Scarlett learns the truth behind Baron Ironblood's plan to destroy all life on Cybertron, but with her team stranded on Earth, she must turn to an unlikely ally to help her reach the besieged planet. Enter: Soundwave! Expected in shops on August 23, 2017.
Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths - and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don't know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons - and they're ready to fight all comers! Expected in shops August 23, 2017.
This week on RFC: The recent Hasbro Press and Investor presentation hinted at a new Transformers series coming in 2018. We dig into that and let you know what to expect. We get our first look at Takara Tomy's Overlord, and it's oddly underwhelming. We also talk about the upcoming Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod and its odd and confusing origins, the Perfect Effect upgrade kits for Powermaster Prime that take your Leader Class toy from being good to great, Paramount tries to save face with Chinese investors after a streak of disappointing movies including The Last Knight, and way way waaaaaaay more!