The Cyber Battalion & Cyber Commander figures raised eyebrows last year - released pretty much by surprise, the large, simplified transforming figures were a virtual exclusive of overseas markets. No more! A Hong Kong-based eBay seller has posted Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime and Starscream with Universal Studios Exclusive stickers on their boxes. Keep reading to see!
The Allspark has chosen to further distribute confidential Hasbro design materials by obtaining the color guide sheet and uncolored package art linework for Titans return Deluxe Hot Rod from a source they refuse to identify. Expected in the 2017 product assortments, Hot Rod shows a mix of different design inspirations, from movie, to Animated, and maybe a little IDW. Also notable are that the legs and lower torso even seem to resemble Cyclonus somewhat, creating some question where a retool of this design might go. We have the images mirrored, so keep reading to see!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Upcoming SDCC, NYCC and perhaps also Toy Fair reveals are now screwed because of a MASSIVE Titans Return leak! We dig in and talk about all of the new Titans Return toys coming your way! Also, the rest of the week's news! Other stuff happened, seriously. Sins of the Wreckers #4, new photos of Ultimetal Ultra Magnus and cool stuff like that. All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
SORRY, there isn't a new toy but we do have this strange post on the official Transformers facebook page featuring the base-former Fortress Maximus hoisting a pillow well above his head for scale or something.
Whatever it is, it has caught the attention of Grimlock and Soundwave who look prepared to throw down on some pillow action too. In any event, good old Fort Max is welcome for sleepovers here are TFormers, any time!
With UW06 Grand Galvatron safely released, Hisashi Yuki has today posted a new image of the next boxful of cool robots he wants to sell you: Unite Warriors UW07 Bruticus! The first drop in what will inevitably become a deluge is a shot of the individual Combaticons in their robot modes: Brawl, Blast Off, Vortex, Swindle, and Onslaught! Click through to have a closer look!
The Masterforce UK blog has gotten hold of a test shot of the impending Combiner Wars Groove! Though the reviewer isn't a huge fan of the Combiner Wars line in general, they were fairly impressed with Groove - especially that it manages not to transform into a spindly-legged robot, a rarity with motorcycle Transformers. Keep reading for mirrored photos and a link to the full review!
Weibo hit the mother lode today: a big pile of Hasbro Titans Return design sheets for the 2017 assortment, featuring a variety of as-yet unannounced toys: Voyager Optimus Prime & Megatron, Deluxe Getaway, Hot Rod, Doublecross, & Triggerhappy... and even an image of a Titanmaster version of Sixshot! Keep reading to see it all!
Prolific photographer Blacklai has gotten a hold of Unite Warriors Grand Galvatron! What follows is an excerpt of his larger photo gallery, but it's enough to get an excellent look at the set complete with packaging, "Unite Warriors Off-Shot" illustration, and all modes of all figures as well as comparison with US versions and/or other uses of the base mold. Keep reading!
UK toy distributor A.B.Gee has posted some listings for early Titans Return products. While the Deluxe assortment has no pictures yet, and the other size classes are only images we've already seen, the Voyager assortment does feature a few new photos. Sentinel Prime represents his assortment, and is presented as the "final product" stock photos featuring actual plastic colors and deco, along with an in-package shot. And fans of bright colors should be pleased: If anything, Sentinel's orange looks more fluorescent than ever! Click through to check out the pictures and see for yourself!
Hisashi Yuki has posted the boxart for Unite Warriors Computron to Twitter! The eighth entry in the Japanese counterpart to the Combiner Wars line, Computron is deviating quite significantly from the Hasbro edition of the character, using different molds for three out of the four limbs and introducing a new head and chestplate to the Scattershot mold. Meanwhile, Yuki is teasing the next team of Unite Warriors - and Robots In Disguise just might get some recognition in its anniversary year after all. Keep reading!
The truth comes out. But which truth, how far, in what way, and to the benefit of who? And even after all those questions are answered, there's still Mayhem - and the Noisemaze - between Prowl and the Wreckers, and safety. Transformers: Sins of The Wreckers #4 is written and drawn by Nick Roche with colors by Josh Burcham. SPOILER WARNING: this review is more in-depth than is typical for our comics reviews, so events beyond the official preview may be revealed! Continue to the review!
Ravage bails out the unlikely reinforcements that have arrived before the assembled Decepticon forces can overwhelm them, but their shuttle is shot down, forcing them to crash near the Necrobot's fortress. Elsewhere, Megatron negotiates his surrender to Tarn, in exchange for sparing everyone else on the planet, but this is not the endgame Tarn desires. The Dying of The Light, Part 3: Your Fierce Tears, written by James Roberts, art by Alex Milne, colors by Joana Lafuente. Continue reading the review!
The test shot of Titans Return Blaster that surfaced on Weibo a while back is now up for sale on eBay... and the seller has brought an interesting aspect of the figure to light: the face on the figure is not the one used on the final release of Blaster. What else could it be? Well, RAC has a theory: keep reading to see!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted images to their preorder page for Grand Galvatron, showing off the Hasbro Asia collector's coin that will be included with the figure if you purchase it from them (or, presumably, any retailer situated in a non-Japanese Asian territory). As we've come to expect from this style of packaging, the coin is put in the center of a cardboard replica of Grand Galvatron's chest. Keep reading to see!