The Collector's Club figures aren't the only exclusive Transformers to have fallen into the hands of eBayer lena81822 of late. Also in the seller's listings is Transformers Cloud Hellwarp! A Beast Wars II-inspired recolor of Generations Sky-Byte, Hellwarp is an upgrade of Skywarp (with Cloud appropriating Takara's version of Fall of Cybertron Skywarp to serve as that universe's version of the character). Shark Mode isn't shown, but there's a solid gallery of robot mode photos. Keep reading to see!
Ozformers member Bidoofdude put 2 and 2 together concerning two previously-rumored Generations Legends, and got a promising response from Hasbro! The known Combiner Wars Legends-class figures skip numbers 11-17, and so an email was sent to Hasbro asking if the previous Walmart leaks Gnaw with Gnash and Brawn with Mudslinger might be among their numbers. The answer is less than concrete, but more than maybe - keep reading to see!
The collage of character art seen prior to the UK Toy Fair tipped us off to the existence of a Legends Rodimus from the Blackjack mold, and today we have confirmation and pictures! Autobase Aichi has dug up listings from Hasbro's German website showing us Legends Rodimus, and Legends Skywarp, the anticipated fourth use of the Starscream mold. Rodimus features new sculpting for the face, and while the package shot confirms him as part of a combiner group, unfortunately which one is still unknown apart from the team being identified with a silver stripe. Click through to check out the pictures!
As you may have gathered from the reveal of Hot Spot and Groove, the official Transformers brand app has finally received its update, which means voting for the Fan Built Combiner has begun! So far the available polling choices include torso + weapon, limb slots, and faction. Once the physical choices are settled on, we expect more options like colors, names, and other character concepts to become available for selection. Click through to see more!
After Defensor was revealed on the two covers of Windblade #2 this past week, we now have our very first look at Legends Class Groove, and Hot Spot himself. Taking the form of computer design models, these appear as representative examples of the style of toys that could contribute to the Fan Built Combiner in the new Transformers app. It's notable that Hot Spot's base design is vague enough to credibly be redressed as an Onslaught at a later point, as we speculated recently. Click through to check it out!
eHobby has posted official images of Unite Warriors UW01 Superion, the Japanese release of the Combiner Wars Aerialbots. Also included are individual images of the robot mode Aerialbots, and thus our first good look at Slingshot! Keep reading to see the photos!
The TFWiki's Tumblr Page has posted sprites and bios for the upcoming mobile game Transformers Battle Tactics, and in so doing has given us a full bio for Alpha Bravo complete with a function and details on his weapons, just like the old days. Considering that his packaging gave him nothing more than "Airborne Special Ops" to work with, that's a welcome addition. Keep reading to see it for yourself, along with sprites for Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Wheeljack!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We talk about the latest reveals from Hasbro including G1 reissues, the Titan Class Constructicons and more. Plus we share the latest on the Masterpiece Exhaust drama, news about Takara Superion, and we predict what we'll see at Toy Fair 2015. All that and more on this week’s Radio Free Cybertron!
TFW member Icespark who has been a recent source of computer listing information has dropped a new piece of info from the Toys R Us inventory system. We may be seeing releases of the "missing" combiner team members Wildrider and Slingshot. Slingshot has been considered as skipped due to being a common-word name, but it may be released with a prefix as has happened with Jazz, Hound, or others with similar circumnstances. Click through to see the information originally presented by Icespark.
We have in our first scans from Japanese hobby magazines showing us our first look at TakaraTomy's Superion, teased in silhouette form by TFYuki earlier this month. As expected Alpha Bravo has been omitted for a second copy of the Firefly mold decoed as Slingshot. Other deco changes have been made as is the case with TakaraTomy releases in general, so the figures are still very distinct from the Hasbro versions. Click through and check out the full size scans from Twitter user @portarmy.
Combiner Wars is the Transformers line I didn't know I wanted. In 2012 I found myself very excited at the notion of Fall of Cybertron Bruticus, and at the time thought the toys were an interesting exercise in the then-current form of Transformers engineering. But it didn't take long for me to lose the illusion and see, "these aren't very good toys." Combiners seemed beyond the reach of retail, official Transformers. So, what changed?
Very early this morning we brought you the latest IDW solicitations, and we received an unexpected bonus in the process. The two covers for issue two of Windblade's new series give us our first look at Defensor up close and in some detail. After a series of smaller information leaks gave us clues to their existence, we finally have our proof of the Protectobots, and we know what toys some of them are. Keep reading to find out!
Just in from Previews World are the latest teasers for upcoming IDW comics this April. The Combiner Wars continue in The Transformers #40 and Windblade #2, More Than Meets The Eye #40 goes in to recovery from Elegant Chaos, and Transformers vs GI Joe #8 is kind of vague, plus we've got the next trade paperback, Combiner Wars First Strike featuring issues 33-38 of The Transformers. Keep reading for the summaries and covers!
A Hasbro (and apparently Takara) product meeting took place, and a member of the ACToys community was on hand to take notes. Subsequently, other fans have translated this quick report in to English, and we've got the highlights on upcoming G1 reissues, Generations Devastator and Defensor, and the next Masterpiece figure! Keep reading!