TAG Hobby has early interior images up from the latest Figure King Magazine. So far the only Transformers content being shown is a LG-EX box set offering six Titan Masters using the Hasbro release toolings. Three are direct substitutes for prior regular Legends Headmaster releases, while the others are TakaraTomy debuts of previously Hasbro exclusive character choices. Kind of. The possible bad news is that as far as we can tell, this is a possibly limited exclusive. For details on characters and release info, keep reading!
Next week will bring us new comics - or at least comic
in the Transformers realm, and we have another early Friday preview from Newsarama for Optimus Prime
issue 3. Lost Light
which had been originally indicated as shipping alongside has since been bumped back to the first week of February. As usual, you can catch our review of OP #3 early next week, where we're sure to learn all about Thundercracker's love of Hawaiian shirts - but until then, keep reading to see the preview pages!
Thanks to the Toy People blog, we've been treated to some nice photography of a few pieces from Titans Return wave 4. Legends Brawn and Roadburn are shown off well, including a meeting between Titan Master and slightly larger Brawn. The real star however is Sky Shadow, who we get a very good look at across all of its modes, as well as a side by side with Sixshot that seems to show that Sky Shadow is taller than everyone's favorite Ninja Consultant. You can find mirrored photos in the gallery below with a link to the original blog article. Keep reading to see it all!
GENERATIONS CLASSIC LEGION SET - These Classic Legion Class Transformers are tiny at 3 inches tall, but they convert fast from one mode to the other and back, allowing you to enact fierce battles between the Autobots - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee - and the Decepticon sabotage specialist, Starscream! Set of 3 is listed for $12.99 on preorder from bigbadtoystore.com
As reported back in early December, the Power of The Primes voting is getting ready to launch. A placeholder page has already been activated on hasbro.com giving a quick background on the significance of the Matrix of Leadership, along with an outline of the voting process that will take place. The first stage is selecting the contenders, a group of nine who were revealed in the early announcement - Ultra Magnus, Hound, Arcee, Shockwave, Megatron, Star Saber, Thunderwing, the "Unknown Evil" Deathsaurus, and Optimus Primal - with the winners moving on to a final selection poll. Keep reading for a link and to check it all out!
Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 has the unusual distinction of including five different toys on its first run. While case revisions can lead to this after a certain time has passed, since the start of Combiner Wars, initial assortments have uniformly held four different molds. The new-face recolors Krok and Quake join three new molds to make wave 4 - and surprisingly these recolors are getting just as much attention as the new guys! Chefatron has some early reviews of both of these affording a good chance to look over both figures and see if these need to go on your shopping list for the near future. Keep reading to see both videos!
Bumblebee's okay. He's flawed, but unlike Wheelie most
of the flaws don't interfere with the ordinary operation of the toy. With the still-truly-excellent Classics Bumblebee mold out there, though, it's a bit tougher to forgive some of those flaws... Click here to read and watch our review of Bumblebee!
Lug and her treasure-hunting partner Anode were the first new characters introduced within the pages of Transformers: Lost Light
#1. (In fact, they were the first characters we saw in the book, em>period.) Now, LL regular artist Jack Lawrence has posted his original design sketch for Lug on Twitter. Keep reading to see!
An uneasy peace between Optimus Prime and the newly arrived Junkions is threatened by Soundwave’s discovery within their massive ship…
Rodimus and Co. find themselves in a dangerous place. Even more dangerous than on a planet that exploded from the inside. That’s already pretty dangerous. But where they are now? Oh boy.
Sixshot is the most anticipated Leader Class release in Titans Return - until Overlord, anyway. But it made a big impact when it debuted at a show in mid-2016. In hand, well, it has its ups and downs. It's not really beholden to the linewide gimmick of Titans Return which some will see as a distinct benefit. But it's also trying to do a lot within a very strict budget, and that's something that rarely turns out beneficial. Click here for the review of Sixshot
featuring video, plus text and (lots of) photos!
Following up on ExVee's Gnaw Gallery, RAC reviews the figure! He's a cute little guy, and the troop-builder you'd want a Sharkticon to be. He also has a fun Titan Master interaction! Shark Mode is a little bit better than Robot Mode, which bears the brunt of the Legends budget's compromises, but nothing about the figure is outright bad. Click here to read and watch the review!
The new Titan Master Class figures from wave 4 seem to have gone largely ignored in the coverage coming out of the Philippines from their recent early distribution event. But thanks to Singson JL on the Cybertron Philippines Facebook group, we have a good look at Shuffler! Like Sawback in wave 3, Shuffler is based on one of the Japanese exclusive extra Headmaster toys available alongside the Headmaster toyline in 1987. And rather than turning in to an elephant itself, Shuffler is paired with an elephant robot that turns in to a tank and a really nice portable missile launcher. There's pictures of all of it, including comparisons with G1 Shuffler. Keep reading to see!
Thanks to Eric Crownover, AKA @ErimusPrime on Twitter for the tip! YouTuber chefatron, formerly known as fxfranz, has posted reviews of many of the Wave 4 Titans Return figures that hit the Philippines this weekend: Leader Sky Shadow, Voyager Broadside, Deluxes Perceptor & Sergeant Kup, and Legends Class Brawn! These are the first video reviews of these figures that we know of. Keep reading to see!
Thanks again to NRD Studio, we have out of package images of the In-Hand Images Freezeout and Topspin Transformers Titans Return Deluxe Class Figures.
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