Osenator who gave us an in-hand look at the 11-inch Cyber Series Optimus Prime is back with not just photos of the 11-inch Bumblebee, but also a video on his Youtube channel demonstrating the functions of the large, but lower articulation figures so we can finally get a sense of how playable these toys might be. We've got the photos mirrored and the video embedded, so click through to check them all out!
Just in from Robot Kingdom are packaged photos of Brake-neck and Quickslinger, the Combiner Wars versions of Wildrider and Slingshot. New with these shots are clear looks at the bios for both characters. Interestingly the Menasor diagram on Brake-Neck's package still shows Offroad as part of the team while Superion goes for the full classic lineup. Robot Kingdom says they'll start shipping these on May 1st. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Autobase Aichi shared some images from one of the nigh-infinite Japanese toy shows this weekend! At Super Festival 68, Fewture Models showed of ES Gokin Optimus & Rodimus while eHobby had Unite Warriors Grand Scourge on display. We get a close enough look at his sword this time to see its pretty metallic finish. Also, you can see Transformers Cloud figures on sale for about a thousand Yen less than retail. Keep reading to see!
Taking to heart the explained ideas of how Cyclonus functions as the core of a combiner, GIKPA who frequently brings interesting photo shoots has produced a new gallery featuring Galvatronus. Starting off with Cyclonus conscripting several Autobots and Decepticons, we get a look all around look at Galvatronus, leading up to an encounter with an Optimus Prime. We've mirrored a selection of the photos, click through to see them and get a link to the full set.
From the Youtube channel harrisloureiro who we've featured in the past comes another outstanding work of stop-motion toy animation. Transformers Generation features lots of Masterpieces and comparable third party figures in a 15 minute battle sequence that's unbelievably fluid and natural. Reportedly taking six months to complete production, this is worth every moment of your time to check out. Click through to see the embedded video - you'll be glad you did!
PaxCybertron has posted a review to Youtube featuring Leader Class Generations Thundercracker from the third wave of Combiner Wars. The video details the sculpt changes and differences with last year's Leader Jetfire in both modes, as well as comparing it to the Masterpiece edition of Thundercracker. The video is embedded below, so click through and check it out.
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the packaging for Grand Scourge, the Combiner Wars Optimus Prime recolor based on an Energon/Super Link recolor of the Grand Convoy model kit. So not only do you get a weird origin story and an interesting color scheme, but it comes with a big sword, too! Keep reading to see.
Mr. Chaos has returned, spreading information gleaned from retailer inventory computers. His update tonight brings us confirmation of a full Combaticon team, featuring the entire original roster of characters. But the surprise comes after that as the next Deluxe wave looks to be another Autobot Car assortment. And the news is rounded out with a set of three more Legends. Click through for all the details!
Hasbro Transformers Designer John Warden is back on the Transformers Official Youtube Channel today in a pair of new videos talking about the first two complete combiners in Combiner Wars, now that waves 1 and 2 are out in full force at US retail. While they're more sales pitch than design insight, they still have some interesting bits. And look close in the background for a cameo by G1 Computron that, like Devastator and Defensor before it, may well foretell another team on the way! Keep reading to see both embedded videos.
Sol Fury at TFW has taken high-res photos of the comic pack-ins with the wave 3 Protectobots, giving us a look at the extended bios for all four Deluxe class characters. We also get a look at a couple of the designer desk pages, with some interesting things. Rook is shown with creative use of numerous Combiner hands in robot and vehicle modes, but most revealing is our first look at a likely Vortex retool of Blades/Alpha Bravo! Click through for the images and details.
As we enter Wave 3 of Combiner Wars the line is become flush with repaints/retools. Cyclonus is an interesting choice using a heavily retooled Silverbolt body. Vehicle mode skews more towards the G1 cartoon design while its torso mold draws heavily from Galvatron of that era. As of now there are no official limbs for Galvatronus so any for deluxe CW figures will complete this unique figure. If you're looking to add Cyclonus to your collection, the deluxe mold from a few years ago is still the better option. If you're looking for something unique then this Voyager figure is worth a look.
With the latest comic solicitations, we've learned about the one-shot Combiner Hunters book coming this summer. What stands out about this are the two covers consistently rendering the same three characters in distinctive alternate colorings. The extended info also mentions the first appearance of the Fan Built Combiner character, and that's when things begin to come in focus. It's a bit speculative, but could we be seeing the first hint of an SDCC exclusive here? Keep reading!
Fresh from IDW we've got our first looks at the Transformers comics titles shipping this July. Joining the regular run debut of the Robots In Disguise
cartoon-based title this month, we have adventures in space in The Transformers
43, race warfare in Windblade
5, the typically improbable happenings in More Than Meets The Eye
43, and the IDW Collection, Phase Two Vol 2. Keep reading for covers and the preview blurbs!
We know Onslaught is coming from this mold, and we hope
G2 Onslaught will be made as well. But how about Fire Convoy? Thunderclash? Cerebros/Fortress? Scorponok?
TFW2005 member siegfried07 has posted a mass-digibash showing Hot Spot as all these characters and more! Keep reading to see!
Joe fans, Trans fans, our time has come to be unified as toy collectors. Sure there's been little nods here and there but Viper is really the first time Hasbro has crossed the streams and brought GI Joe and Transformers together at retail. Using the Legends Powerglide mold was a great idea, and giving it a new head that resembles the legendary Wild Weasel, puts it over the top.
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