We reported previously on Combiner Wars including pack-in comic issues starting with the second assortment of Deluxes. What we didn't know until today was that the back page of each comic features a long-form character bio. Each is written as a report from either Autobot "Psy-Ops Specialist" Rung, or Soundwave and are written with some interesting details - especially in Offroad's case. Early adopters of wave 1 may have even more incentive now to double dip when the reships of those figures take place. Keep reading to see scans.
The Transformers App updated with the new Fan Built Combiner voting options, and along with it is some supplemental material. Under the category of the new combiner's enemy, Galvatronus is presented as an option and revealed for the first time in a piece of art. The image heavily implies Galvatronus (comprised of an assortment of limbs from other teams) has mental attack or control powers, and otherwise we get to see the Galvatron-derived head and the full chest detailing. Click through to check it out!
The next round of Fan Built Combiner voting has started, and this round you get to help decide the name for the combined form, personality, the designated nemesis from among the Decepticon combiner ranks known so far, and the gender. There's quite an excellent naming option given in the poll choices, while the other categories follow predictable patterns. Read on for a list of all the available options for each category.
One prevalent complaint held with the Voyager truck mold currently in use as Optimus Prime and Motormaster is with the ratcheted joints in the hips, which have too much space between "clicks" or stopping points, making natural looking poses difficult. Shapeways designer GlauG is attempting to remedy that and has designed substitute parts to increase the number of stops in the hip joint. Currently at $4, one set has enough parts to do two figures, and this inexpensive solution could be all the difference for this toy. Click through for a link to the product!
Thanks to Manuel (@RodimusPrime87) we finally have pictures of the leader Class G1 Megatron decorated as an Autobot. The figure having long been advertised as including stickers to allow you to reflect Megatron's current status in IDW's comics has so far only been seen in its stock appearance. Now finally we can see the Autobot emblems and the swirls inspired by the original gun form detailing. The logo stickers are backed in white to cover the Decepticon logos, but so are the swirl lines, causing them to unfortunately stand out badly. Click through to check out the pictures!
Having already seen his uncolored lineart for the Titan Class Devastator box set, we're fortunate enough to have another piece of Marcelo Matere art to share tonight. On his Facebook page he's released a copy of his linework for the art of Superion featured at least in part on all the Aerialbot packaging at the various price points, now to be seen in it entirety as completely clean lines. We hope he'll be able to release more of this art in the near future, and in the meantime click through for a link back to his Facebook post of the original lineart!
TFND member GENETIC has wasted no time and after putting together a gallery of Off Road shots followed by Motormaster, he's now provided over 30 photos featuring their combination in to Menasor. Short Legends Blackjack, this is our first detailed look at Generations Menasor, and while it's only in the "standard" arrangement of limbs it's looking pretty nice. And we bet it can be even made better by shuffling the arms and legs around! Click through to check out the photos.
We've had word today that the second assortment of Leader Class Generations figures have reached physical stores in the United States. Starscream-99 purchased the G1 style Megatron at a Toys R Us in Lancaster, California today, providing photos of both the toy and receipt. We've also heard that the Armada variant was sighted in a Toys R Us in New Orleans. These are hopefully the first of many sightings to come in the near future, so keep an eye out and good hunting!
The official Transformers mobile app has been updated today and it's revealed the winner of at least one of the options from the second round of Fan Built Combiner voting. The new Autobot Combiner's point of origin has been set thanks to majority decision. We're happy to report that interesting new ideas have won the day in this regard and the combiner and/or its team members will be from The Sea of Rust. Bear in mind, Windblade also had a home region option before the fiction chose to go a different direction, so this could still be overturned at a later time.
User GENETIC at tfnd.net has gotten hands on the second wave of Combiner Wars and has posted a set of photos showing off Air Raid, the last remaining piece of the Aerialbot team - at least until Slingshot becomes available by one means or another. Besides giving a good rundown of the figure, Air Raid is also seen in group with his team mates and formed in to a complete Superion. We've got the mirrored photos, read on to have a look and check out the original thread!
It's a night for both Starscream and Toys R Us. A discovery on Australia's Toys R Us website has led to an interesting reveal. On the page for the Leader Class assortment, alongside pictures of the Megatrons is a bio that is distinctly written for Starscream. This seems to back up our speculation of the upcoming comic cover depicting a new toy. Further, specific reference to being "king of the Seekers" in the bio may
support the notion it will have a crown accessory by providing a small context for its inclusion with the figure. Keep reading and check out the full text!
There was a lot of information delivered from Toy Fair. Some of it came as reports from those who attended, but most of it was in the form of photos. With so much out there, it can be a little hard to keep up with what's what, so we're going to bring you the highlights of the coverage and break things down for you. Is Constructicon articulation really that limited? And why are they so big? How small is Minimus Ambus? Why is Defensor sad? Click through for the answers to these questions and more!
As was promised previously, the ToysRUs Twitter account has posted the latest question in the process of creating the Fan-Built Combiner! Twitter users will be able to use hashtags to vote for the power to create earthquakes (#TRUearthquake), control of gravity (#TRUgravity), or teleportation (#TRUteleport). Keep reading for the original Tweet!
It certainly appears that way. The normal cover for The Transformers
#41 prominently displays Starscream not in his Armada toy-based body but in rather G1-style once again, with details clearly drawn from the Thundercracker instance of the Generations leader jet body. This is far from definitive, but it was rumored a Leader class toy remained that hadn't leaked prior to Toy Fair, and given this book's tendency toward toy promotion it's got a good chance at being it. As underwhelming as it is, maybe we can at least hope it will get a new crown accessory. Click through for a closer-cropped cover image!
Black Plastic Life has posted an article covering the Armada Megatron version of the Generations Leader Megatron mold, giving us our first detailed look at the figure. Megatron is shown in both modes, with comparisons to the G1 version of this body, as well as appearances by some older toys. One aspect sure to be a highlight for some fans is the revelation that with a bit of ingenuity the Armada Tidal Wave mold can be attached to the toy without modifications to either figure. Click through to check out the photos!
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