With the toy packaging favoring brevity, to put it mildly, the old days of character bios seem to be behind us. But where the packages are unable to provide, Hasbro is still filling in some extra info via their Transformers website. The various product pages for the first two waves of Titans Return carry generally at least somewhat enhanced character blurbs that offer a little more detail. Some of these have been seen previously, but for most of wave 2 we're getting first looks at things like Titan Master powers, plus some nice touches of flavor in the character writing. Keep reading for a collection of all the bios to date!
Hasbro's "Twas The Night Before" NYCC event certainly did not disappoint this year. While it can be hard to compare with the debut of an entirely new product line, Hasbro brought their best to wow the invited guests as well as the much larger audience watching from home. There was a lot of material to take in, though, so we're going to run through what we saw and try to fill in some details where possible. Keep reading to find out more!
If you spent the year so far undecided on the Combiner Wars boxsets, this may be your time to act! Hasbro Toy Shop's Ebay page currently features an extreme price reduction on the first two sets - G2 Superion and G2 Menasor. For customers in the United States, either of these can be had right now for just $29.99, shipping included. We expect this price won't last long as they're obviously trying to clear old stock, so act fast if you want to add these toys to your collection at probably the best non-secondhand price you'll find! Links are below, so keep reading. UPDATE:
They keep going in and out of stock, so check back regularly if you miss out on one attempt!
Hasbro wrapped up their final Botcon product preview panel this year with a tease of the long-awaited Overlord. Now thanks to frequent source Mr. Chaos
who has relayed more store computer info, we have confirmation of that figure and its status as a Leader Class figure! Overlord's assortment is to come after Sixshot, which should mean wave 4. More interesting is the other figure in the assortment, listed as Sky Shadow. Could this be the name for Sixshot's recolor/retool? Or might this be an all new mold? With luck, New York Comic Con may tell the tale in another month's time!
It's been a while, but by way of one Mr Chaos who has related reliable information in this area before we have some info on future product assortments for Titans Return. Coincidentally verifying Broadside, whose color testshot we got a first look at yesterday
, we have some additional Voyagers, Titans Masters, and a Legends assortment to look forward to! You can find all of that information in the full article below, so keep reading and let's see what's up!
By way of Previews World, we have news of a case revision you'll want to know about! Titans Return Deluxe wave 2 will have later shipments seeing the return of the wave 1 Deluxes, with one each of Hardhead, Scourge, Blurr, and Skullsmasher. These will ship alongside two each of Chromedome and Highbrow. Though it's often hard to predict how prevalent remix cases like this will be at general retail, it's probably a good idea to make sure to get Mindwipe and Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) as soon as you can. Might this feature Skullsmasher with improved joint tolerances? Or just be extra chance to army build Sweeps? Let's wait and find out!
Since the debut of Machinima's Combiner Wars animated series, a couple of interviews have turned up giving some behind the scene insight to the cartoon. First we have a piece from Comicbook.com with producer Eric Calderon that touches on some of the development. Next is a quick interview by ComicBookMovie.com, talking to Amy Johnston who voiced Maxima, Windblade's companion who made quite an impact in her appearance in the first webisode. We've highlighted some selections of both articles below, so keep reading to check it out.
Luke Y. Thompson has interviewed Hasbro's John Warden for Forbes, and Warden had some interesting things to say and hints to drop about what 2017 has in store for Transformers. The Last Knight
, of course -- but is Titans Return going to stop for the films, or run concurrently? And what about how the toymaker is looking at the renewed interest in their other `80s properties from the film and comic worlds? Keep reading to see!
TFCLUB on Weibo has collected together some of the information revealed from Cybertron Con, some of which we're hearing for the first time. Among things already known to us are Liokaiser's status as a Platinum Edition set, and apparent acknowledgement of the gun-to-submarine transition in Sixshot, we have some really interesting hints about things that maybe are yet to come in Titans Return, and even beyond? Keep reading to find out more!
From a variety of sighting reports it looks like the Titan Master assortment is finally appearing at brick and mortar retail in the US. Both of the first two assortments are being found at different stores, with Target seeming to be the current store of choice for wave 1, including Nightbeat, Crashbash, and more. Meanwhile Toy R Us seems to have skipped ahead to wave 2. For those looking for a hunt, we have the Target DPCI number for this new pricepoint, and a link to an inventory tracker site to help point you in the right direction. Keep reading!
Adam Pawlus of 16bit.com and Entertainment Earth has posted to his site about the upcoming Platinum Edition Liokaiser! He's clarified that the price on Liokaiser will be closer to $119.99 - a bit higher than the average Combiner Wars boxset but not unreasonably so in our opinion. He also said that, to his knowledge, Liokaiser will close out the Combiner Wars line in the US. Click on through for more info!
Walgreens toy buyer Steven Anne has responded to questions on Twitter concerning the timeframe for the release of the pharmacy chain's exclusive Transformers release, Titans Return Deluxe Brainstorm! Anne has said that they're shooting for November, so those who saw the preorders dated for August can breathe a bit easier for now. Keep reading for details!
We're just out from the Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars panel. Here is the report from the panel with many of the producers, and voices actors from the show that will debut on August 2, 2016. Read on for the full report below with lots details and previews.
Perfect Effect's Master Sword accessory for Titans Return Fortress Maximus is making its way to retail already, so that means it's time to show off their next add on for the big guy.
Seemingly based heavily on the giant gun made for their Warden figure, PC-14 "The Titans Cannon" stands in for the large Fortress Maximus rifle depicted in the Hasbro retail release's boxart, but which was nowhere to be found in any instance of the toy.
It remains to be seen if this really is Warden's cannon with a new handle part, but either way if you feel your Titan needs more weaponry, options are opening up! Keep reading for the product image.
DNA Designs has posted renders showing a new upgrade item they'll be offering. Joining the new field of upgrade parts for this year's Titan Class toy, DNA Designs is working on super articulated hands to replace the only reasonably articulated hands the toy comes with. The render shows also small guns incorporated in to the hands to emulate at least one feature of the original Fortress Maximus toy. The image also promises more to come, perhaps hinting at plans for additional upgrades for the toy. Keep reading to see the design render!
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