We recently reported on some good news regarding Unite Warriors Menasor, where the side-to-side hip ratchets on Motormaster had been modified to give the toy its correctly intended stance and movement range. The news gets better, because via multiple reports we've determined this same change has made it to the production of Battle Core Optimus. Thanks to payres on TFW, we have a couple photos demonstrating the new and improved leg positioning. We've got them mirrored, so keep reading to have a look!
Newsarama has brought us another early look at the preview for next week's Transformers comic. More Than Meets The Eye
issue 44 will be hitting shops next Wednesday, after a slight delay - this was to be the August issue, remember. But better slightly late than not at all. Meanwhile, just as with the iTunes preview we'll warn that this preview contains perhaps more spoilers than usual, so keep that in mind before proceeding! Click through to read the preview pages and be back here early next week for the review.
If you've recently ordered any Combiner Wars merchandise from site sponsor Robotkingdom, you may have a small delay in your preorder being shipped. The good news is, the delay is to include the new sticker sheet for Defensor and Optimus Maximus! The promotional images only show a few of the stickers applied, but some added detail on your Protectobots and 1984 Team couldn't hurt anything, right? Read on for some images and more details!
Combiner Wars meets Masterpiece in another photo shoot from Gikpa, who has found a way to attach the Masterpiece Bumblebee mold (the G2 variety in this case) to the Combiner Wars Optimus torso, and still getting Legends Rodimus in there too! While the method of combination is not shown in these photos, it's still an interesting and not at all bad looking custom combined form. We've mirrored a few of the photos, but there's many more at Gikpa's Facebook, which you can find linked below. Keep reading to check it all out!
Alex Milne has posted a clean copy of his cover for Sins of the Wreckers
#1! The much anticipated followup to the highly-acclaimed Last Stand of the Wreckers
will see Nick Roche returning as writer/artist with Josh Burcham as colorist. Milne's cover features Josh Perez on colors - keep reading to see!
The Transformers Official YouTube channel has posted a commerical for Combiner Wars Defensor! Done in the enhanced stop motion style of the previous Superion ad, the commercial features some really nice little touches, like Groove bouncing slightly on Defensor's chest as the combination is completed. Click through to watch!
Autobase Aichi reports that, like Superion and Menasor, there is now a sticker sheet for Combiner Wars Devastator that has appeared in Taiwan! Unlike those sticker sheets, which were available with any sufficiently large purchase, these are only being offered with the purchase of Devastator himself. Hopefully these will find their way to other online retailers as happened with the first set of stickers. Keep reading to see the sheet, the instructions, and some before and after images!
Hasbro wants to know more about the fans, or so seems to be the message conveyed by a detailed survey opened today. Seemingly spearheaded by Hasbro UK, they're interested in responses from all over the world and indicate that the results will be shared with the relevant branches when finished. The survey isn't brief - depending on your level of detail it may take some time to fill out, and we can't be sure how much effect this will ultimately have. But if you'd like to add your voice to the collection, keep reading for a link!
A new character design from Transformers: Devastation
was revealed last night, both spoiling a character's appearance in the game and drawing some interesting comparisons to Combiner Wars Wave 4's new Voyager class figure Battle Core Optimus Prime. Was this the original plan in Battle Core Prime's development? There's no way to know, but keep reading to see some comparison shots and light SPOILERS
Hisashi Yuki has posted a silhouette very familiar to US Combiner Wars fans on Twitter! While Twitter's own Bing translation is something incomprehensible about a "Time Warrior," Google Translate gives a more teasing tone, translating roughly to "I wonder when I should reveal the next Unite Warrior? Maybe next month?" Should be interesting to see TakaraTomy's take on Optimus Maximus, but until then all we've got is this silhouette. Click through to see it!
Just in tonight, Amazon.com has listed Battle Core Optimus Prime from Voyager Wave 4, stating it will begin shipping later this week. So far this figure has seemed to pop up solely in Asia, while the associated Deluxes have been working their way in to distribution here in the United States. It now looks like we'll be winning the race to see who gets the other half of the combiner first, if Amazon's promised date holds true! Keep reading for a link to the product page.
Our forums member TMan has just shared with us his review videos for the whole of Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 4. Get a good look at each figure in detail, including the highs ...and not so highs... of everyone in this assortment. While we're still waiting for Battle Core Optimus to turn up and finish out the team, in the meantime we can focus on each of the group individually. We've got four videos embedded, so click through and have a look!
Thanks to Masabon1980, we've got a ton of photos of the just-released Unite Warriors Menasor to share with you. Featuring significantly modified deco compared to the Hasbro releases, all of the Stunticons bring something different to the table, but the greatest change may be to Motormaster. As we reported earlier today, TakaraTomy has adjusted the pattern of the outward ratchet joints in Motormaster's hips, allowing a more natural stance that follows what the toy was obviously designed to do. We have 50 photos mirrored, so click through and have a look!
So by now you may have handled either Combiner Wars Optimus Prime or Motormaster, and noticed that the hip ratchets are kind of finicky. They leave the legs either bolt-upright or in a very
broad stance - an issue that transfers over to Ultra Prime or Menasor's hip articulation. Interestingly, reports are coming in from early Japanese purchaser of TakaraTomy's Unite Warriors Menasor that this Motormaster does not have these problems. More information as it becomes available, but for now read on for photographic proof!
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The iTunes store has posted its order page for the next issue of More Than Meets The Eye
, expected to hit shops the first Wednesday of September. As usual, the three page first look is included, but beware, it's some spoilery content! If that's not a problem for you, click through and check it out.
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