If the in-store hunt for the Walgreens exclusive Brainstorm has you pulling your hair out so far because you're in an area that hasn't received an allocation just yet, we have good news! The Walgreens website now has Brainstorm listed and in stock to order right now! It's priced at the full $19.99, rather than the slight discount some locations are currently offering, and our attempt showed a basic shipping cost of about $6, so you'll pay a bit extra, but versus time, gas, and potential stress in the hunt, it might be worth it! Click through for a link.
Thanks to sponsor, RobotKingdom, who have posted news and images of the Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW-EX Lynxmaster Exclusive Collectors Coin release that begins shipping on October 29th.
The images shows the coin will be offered in a fancy chest-piece styled case. This is likely made of cardboard - not an accessory. Read on for the complete look at the Unite Warriors UW-EX Lynxmaster Exclusive Collectors Coin images below.
Transformers Unite Warriors UW-EX Baldigus is a five pieces combiner bot with the figure Mega Octane as the main torso piece. Armorhide, Rollbar, Mover, and Rotor make up the arms and legs and they can be attached in any position that you wish. Also included are the combiner feet hands and connector pieces as well as personal weapons for each of the bots. This item is priced at $159.99 USD with a March 2017 shipping time. Pre-order it now from bigbadtoystore.com
RID/Transformers artist Andrew Griffith has posted his cover for the much-anticipated Transformers: Lost Light #1, colored by Josh Perez and spotlighting the other (or perhaps we should say current) crew of the ship whose name the comic shares. For those of you who didn't keep up with the "The Dying Of The Light" story arc in More Than Meets The Eye, we'll leave it at there being reasons for this new crew. For everyone else, keep reading to see James Roberts' SDCC confession!
Escape the White House! The Dire Wraiths have infiltrated the highest levels of the government and now threaten the president herself. Only Marissa Faireborn remains to protect her as the two try to escape the infested White House. But with no clear route to safety, Marissa has to call the one number she knows she can trust. And her backup comes with a dog. "Thundercracker & Buster Save The World (And Marissa Faireborn Helps Too)" written by John Barber, art by Andrew Griffith, with colors by Thomas Deer. Click here to read the review
Some "fallen off the truck" editions of Titans Return Deluxe Wave 3 are starting to appear on Chinese auction site Taobao, and by way of one such seller we actually have some fairly nice photos of of this round of toys. Hot Rod, Twinferno (formerly Doublecross), Triggerhappy, and Breakaway (Getaway) make up this batch. From this new set of photos it looks pretty conclusive Twinferno has no internal compartment for a Titan Master in alt mode, instead leaving it relegated to the outboard seat of the combined weapon. Click through to see the whole batch!
With noon in Japan having just passed, TakaraTomy Mall has posted the listing page on schedule for the next Unite Warriors set. Baldigus - or Ruination as Robots in Disguise watchers will tend to identify him - is everything you expected: Recolors of the Unite Warriors Combaticons. But just to give that little extra wrinkle, a few new weapons have been tossed in, each figure getting at least one newly added weapon. There's a whole set of stock photos to see, so keep reading for that and more info!
The official TakaraTomy Transformers Twitter account, @TF_pr, would like to remind you that Unite Warriors Lynxmaster is due very soon! Lynxmaster is the TakaraTomy version of Sky Reign, the Sky Lynx-based combiner from Combiner Wars. Keep reading to see the image!
As Titans Return wave 3 slowly starts initial availability in Asia, we have a new round of photos showing off Hot Rod. In this quick batch we see it with Titans Return Galvatron, as well as rounding out a 1986 movie cast display, plus a couple newly seen details: The vehicle attack mode with the weapons attached, and a slight mistransformation of the torso that makes it look a tiny bit like the Masterpiece toy. Keep reading to see all the pictures and for photographer credit!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Hasbro announced the next generation of Transformers conventions...and G.I. Joe Conventions...and My Little Pony Conventions...and NERF Conventions...it's HasCon! The guys share their thoughts and insights into this new fan experience coming directly from Hasbro! Also on the show, we talk about the 47th Third Party NOT Springer coming out, but this one looks especially good. While you're listening learn how you can help support The Children's Miracle Network with our first ever Extra Life live stream, and help out other kids in need this holiday season with our Operation Combination toy drive! All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
WINDBLADE ON EARTH! The mysterious link between METROTITAN and MICROSPACE threatens to tear two universes apart, and only WINDBLADE has a chance to heal the Titan... and there she learns a terrifying secret that changes the stakes of the REVOLUTION.
Comics Alliance has posted the preview for next week's Revolution tie-in issue of The Transformers, and these few pages make it look amazing. Be back here early next week for the review, right now keep reading for the full preview of "Thundercracker and Buster Save The World! (and Marissa Faireborn Helps Too)" A DECEPTICON who wants to be a screenwriter. A dog who wants to, I don’t know, eat stuff and chase squirrels or whatever dogs want to do. A White House under siege by DIRE WRAITHS. And the phone call that brings them all together.
Autobase Aichi has retrieved a fresh batch of pictures from Weibo, where user wujingguang has posted in-hand shots of Hot Rod and Twinferno! Both are looking pretty nice. Hot Rod in particular looks like he will be the worthy update to Classics Rodimus we've been waiting on for ten years now. (Which was itself the Hot Rod update fans had been waiting for for twenty years. We're all old, fellow collectors!) Keep reading to have a look at the figures!
Thanks to Michael Mullins-Wright, we have the first verified sighting of Titans Return Brainstorm in the US! A Walgreens in San Diego (which probably doesn't narrow things down much) has received stock. Reportedly there were four units at this location, which may be an indicator of the quantity to be expected at any given store. Whether restocks are subsequently possible will remain to be seen. So if you're after this figure to finish out your main 1987 Autobot team, it's time to start hunting!
So if you spend a lot of time staring at robot crotches - and we're not judging - you may have noticed that Titan Class Fortress Maximus is missing a certain... detail. If you really miss that red circle where the G1 toy housed the mechanism for its elevator, you'll be happy to know that DNA Design has got you covered. But that's not all the DK-04 kit contains, as you also get some new hip ratchets and a set of slippers that seem to add rocker ankles to Fort Max - and double as helipads for the alternate modes! Keep reading to have a look.