With less than three weeks to go until Toy Fair, RAC and ExVee have been thinking about what we could see there. So, in the first of three articles going from most to least likely to be shown, we'll look at things we hope to be covering the weekend of the 18th of February. Keep reading to see our picks!
Titans Return Deluxe Wave 4 is shipping from selected retailers, and ExVee's got them! While he's hard at work on galleries and reviews, we're going to take a minute to reacquaint you with all five
members of this Deluxe wave! You heard right: for the first time in a very long time, we've got a wave of Deluxes with five members! Keep reading to learn more about Quake, Krok, Sergeant Kup, Perceptor, and Topspin!
Combiner Wars is showing some impressive changes between uses of a mold. From Optimus Prime to Motormaster, it's now clearly obvious at least half of that toy's parts have been changed between characters. That change focuses entirely in the upper body, leaving the legs completely identical between figures. Knowing now that Cyclonus will be the mold reuse of Silverbolt, could a similar degree of parts replacement get us from one character to the other?
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?
The Transformers Colombia
Facebook page has posted an image of a previously-unknown Legends-class Cliffjumper! The figure is of course a repaint/remold of Legends Bumblebee... but is paired with Roller, the Mini-Con that came with the Optimus Prime in the same assortment! Image after the break.
Kapow Toys' Facebook page
has posted scans of a series of previously unknown Generations recolors featuring characters from G1 to Masterforce to Beast Wars. List and details follow below! UPDATED
: a better scan is now available and we now know the true purpose of these figures.
Thanks to the Allspark forums
member Monzo who has followed up on the previously reported Hasbro product listings with a more organized and expanded list of productss. See the full breakdown of figures from upcoming Transformers Age of Extinction, Marvel Crossovers, Kre-O, Beast Hunters, Construct-Bots, Generations 30th Anniversary, Hero Mashers, Pop Bots, Sparkers, RC, Titans, Power Attacker, and much more than meets the wall. Read the full list for all the details now.
Amazon posted listings for Transformers Generations action figures that give us a look at the character summary bios the Legends Class toys Swerve with Flanker and Cosmos with Payload. We also get a look at the character summary bios for the Voyager class Rhinox and Doubledealer figures. Read the character summary bios for all the figures now.
Transformers fans outside Japan are drooling over the Transformers Generations Skywarp action figure that is holding them back from building out their seekers teams. The release of this figure outside of Japan is unknown at this time. Thanks to the good fellows over at the Allspark, we have a translation from TakaraTomy of the Skywarp Character Bio summary that you can read below.
Thanks to Tformers sponsor TFsource we have some new information on the Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG23 Titan Class Metroplex action figure and some of the differences between it and the Hasbro version. According to Tfsource, the Metroplex action figures will be different shades of white, with more guns, and the addion of chromed metal parts on the Takara version. Read the full details below for more info.
Thanks to news and images on the Cyber Gundam Blog we have word from TakaraTomy on new Transformers Fall of Cybertron Data Disk (Cassettes) sets. Soon as I saw the Tape Bots were back, I knew we would get all the classic G1 characters and here they are. Takara will offering the figures in 4-pags instead of two like Hasbro has chosen. The TG-15 Autobot set inlcudes Eject, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Sundor. The TG-16 Decepticon set will include of Frenzy (blue), Rat Bat, Ravage, and Rumble (red). Look for these guys to be priced at 2,980 Yen / $37 USD with a release in Japan set for April 27, 2013. Get a look at the images below for more information.
New 3rd patty group, Lucky Rodgers have updated their Facebook page with 2 new kits for either the RTS Wreck Gar mold or Generations Junkheap. Great news for all of you army builders (like myself :) ) The first is JK-01M Medic, Followed by JK-01W Warrior. Check out the images and more details for each, price and availability should be up shorty.
The exclusive Transformers Figure Subscription Service in underway! Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club, is thrilled to announce that they have begun taking orders for the all-new Transformers Figure Subscription Service! When Transformers Club members sign-up for this exciting new Subscription Service (TFSS) they will receive a limited edition exclusive figure each month for six months. Read more after the jump.
Thanks to the kind fans at FMH who have posted a report on the Transformers display at the Toy Fair 2012 event going on in the UK this week. Highlights include news on new products coming to the Generations line that is to include 8 new figures. The Transformers Prime Weponizers with Leader class figures that feature 4-modes of play and more. Then there is this new thing they call Optimus Maximus. A transforming figure who's alternate mode is a base for your Cyberverse figures. Check out more details after the jump.
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