In his latest tweet, TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki attached a photo of a G1 Bruticus with Groove as an arm as Blast Off looks on. Since a Unite Warriors version of the Decepticon combiner is basically assured, it's hard not to take this as a hint towards at least the intent to add a proper Blast Off to it, in place of Hasbro's brown Slingshot. It's surely too soon to expect anything more than this to be revealed on the subject, so for now it's just something to ponder over. Click through to have a look at the photo.
Toy World Magazine in the UK has reported that Hasbro has elected to withdraw from UK Toy Fair 2016 due to a new date for the coming year's show. The 2016 edition of London Toy Fair runs January 24th-26th, which would leave little to no time to set up for Nuremberg Toy Fair, which will run January 27th to February 1st. Keep reading to see statements from both Hasbro UK and London Toy Fair.
From the weibo page of foklautoy, we've got a set of good out of package shots of the Battalion level Cyber Series Megatron figure. The line of large, simple figures often borrowing engineering from Legends and Cyberverse designs has so far only turned up at retail in some Asian and South American locations, which is a shame since they're generally pretty cool looking, a point well evidenced by Megatron here. Keep reading to check out all the photos!
Among the few sites still abiding by the preorder "street date" following Amazon's early posting, Target has activated their listing for Devastator this afternoon, coming in at the regular price of $149.99. With an estimated ship date of August 1, it's still probably not the quickest way to get Devastator who is now appearing in store at Toys R Us, but if it's anything like Metroplex, in-store support may be limited at other chains, leaving this a decent option. Click through for a link, and check out the review of the SDCC edition we posted earlier by clicking here!
Finally, Alfes2010 has gotten to the full combined form of the first Unite Warriors release, showing off the fully formed Superion. We've found out independently that the Unite Warriors toy still has the rubbery plastic antennae on Superion's head, simply painted gold now instead of an orangey yellow. Meanwhile, you can check out the new deco in the handful of photos we've mirrored, then have a look at the full photo review.
Alfes has uploaded two more photo review galleries covering the rest of the team members of the Unite Warriors Aerialbots after the initial Silverbolt gallery yesterday. The reviews are paired by matching mold partners for some convenience, and we get a good look at the decos of each figure, though unfortunately there's not a followup look at the TakaraTomy vs Hasbro figures to really highlight the differences. Click through for some mirrored photos, and stay tuned since Superion can't be far behind!
Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new teaser photo showing the large Groove from the Unite Warriors Defensor boxset alongside the Legends Class Groove currently available in Combiner Wars. Takara's Groove has a lot more mass, but also a fairly different basic design of motorcycle to distinguish them. Of course for the Japanese market the distinctions aren't as important as the Legends mold will be a completely different character under the Adventure header. All this, plus Groove as Superion's arm! Keep reading to check it out.
Alfes2010 has posted the first of what will be a series of photo reviews on the Unite Warriors Superion boxset, covering the TakaraTomy Aerialbots one by one. Starting with Silverbolt, the side by side shots with Combiner Wars Silverbolt clearly shows the distinct deco differences between markets. We also get good looks at the packaging for the set, including a piece of art that seems to be done by Hayato Sakamoto showing an Aerialbot barbecue outing. Click through for mirrored shots and a link back to the review.
Thanks to Allspark we've got better looks at the Transformers-relevant pages of Figure King issue 209, showing us such things as a Devastator with the Takara-modified parts in helpful prototype grey so we can tell exactly what's different, plus a range of new Transformers Adventure products, including Warrior Class Clash of The Transformers toys. Notably, this seems to confirm Takara Devastator as having both visor and separate eye options. Click through to check out the scans and a link to the full resolution images at Allspark.
In advance of a proper photo review post, Alfes2010 has tweeted a series of quick photos of the just-released UW-01 Aerialbots set, showing each of the individual toys compared against their Hasbro equivalents, and then just for fun the original G1 toys. Right now we're still trying to determine whether Superion's antennae are soft plastic like the Hasbro release, but hopefully that answer will present itself soon. In the meantime, check out these first photos!
Continuing last night's coverage string of Devastator, TFND's blacklai has produced a gigantic set of photos showing the convention exclusive edition of Devastator, due to debut at SDCC next month. These photos do a great job highlighting the deco changes and showing just what's chromed on who. Plus of course even more size comparisons, for those still trying to get their heads around how big the Constructicons and Devastator are. It's a lot of images, so click through and get comfortable!
Our forums member gema has brought us a high quality photographic review of Devastator and the Constructicons, giving a very good overview of the entire set, including some focus on the combination mechanisms of each team member. We've mirrored only a portion of the photos here, but it still adds up to 50 shots - there's plenty more at the review itself. Click through to see the sample photos and a quote from the review text!
At the least, we have Amazon's price confirmed at $149.99. A question and answer page for the devastator set shows the current pricing, as well as features a working preorder button that will add Devastator to your cart, but the link to the product page produces a 404. It looks like this window of availability is unintentional, and could be shut down at any time given a street date of July 1st for the giant combiner. Everything works as of the time of posting, so keep reading for a link!
At Tokyo Toy Show, TakaraTomy made their intentions very clear with Devastator. Adding elbow joints, modifying the knees on some of the Constructicons, and maybe even more design tweaks since they're less bound by specific budgets. But is that the right choice for you? Is that the only option you have to consider? Xavier Basa did some research, and produced a couple of infographics giving a side by side look, as well as unofficial alternatives for some of what Takara can offer. Click through and have a look!
It's no secret by now that a little something extra was carried along with the banners decorating the Hasbro booth at Botcon 2015. A set of detailed lineart made up the background elements, along with the label "Titan Wars". But of course nothing was mentioned about this at the Hasbro panel, so what exactly is it, and what can we learn from what we saw? Keep reading!
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