It's been questioned and suspected since the reveal of the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Titan Force set. But with Hasbro's reps at Botcon being tight-lipped about it, there was just enough doubt to cause some worry. But it looks like we can rest easy as we have evidence now for the general retail release of Titans Return Brainstorm. While the SDCC version will have unique coloring, it looks like there will be a much easier - and less expensive - option forthcoming for this retool! Keep reading for more info and photo evidence!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has put up a preorder page for a new release of Unicron! The Platinum Edition preorder, set at $129.90 USD, is due to arrive in December. Not much else is known about this upcoming figure, but we'll tell you what we know and what we can safely assume after the jump.
Videogamer.com reports that the Taiwanese rating body for video games has recently assigned ratings to a number of Activision games from the previous console generation for release on PS4 and Xbox One. Among them is High Moon Studios' excellent Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
! It's unknown exactly when the games will see current-gen release, but it's not the first time Taiwan has inadvertently broken news about upcoming titles. Keep reading for more details!
We have a tiny bit of new info about TakaraTomy's use of the Combiner Wars Sky Lynx mold. Revealed in the customary silhouette, their as-yet-unnamed take on Sky Reign seems mostly similar to the US version in molds, save for the replacement of Smokescreen with a use of the First Aid body type.
Today offers no greater insight to character identities, but we do have the product code, UW-EX, and a date for orders to begin, June 9th. This looks like another TakaraTomy Mall exclusive - though as usual we expect mainland Asia to be general retail for easy import. Stay tuned for more info!
A short time ago this evening we may have finally had the release date for Deluxe Class Groove revealed to us! The US release is an online exclusive as part of a second "May Mayhem" event, following the official retail debut of Victorion this past weekend.
Tonight Amazon listed their own stock of the previously TakaraTomy-exclusive figure, showing a price of $16.99, and indicating a ship date of May 20th for the pre-sale figure. That has since been taken down, but there's a good chance that indicates the intended sale day! Stay tuned for more updates!
Twitter user @chromless is bringing us more photos from Transformers fest, going on this weekend on Japan. The first three Legends Series Titans Return figures, Hardhead, Skullcruncher, and Galvatron are on display, and we get some nice detail shots on them, including the Deluxes' new faces. Also seen is Unite Warriors Blast Off and a quick glance across the rest of the Combaticons and Bruticus, and a final stop with TAV 50 Hyper Surge Optimus Prime. Keep reading to check out all the mirrored shots!
Thanks to Amazon we have another round of stock photography updates. This batch brings us three Legends class figures: From wave 2 we have Ravage, mold-mate of wave 1's Stripes, featuring a new character-specific head, and Rumble, remolded from wave 1's Rewind. This batch also helps us finish out the wave 1 photos by giving us a look at Wheelie's final product stock photos. All are currently unavailable, and we still don't know quite when Titans Return will hit in force, other than "summer" sometime. We have all the high res images mirrored below, so keep reading!
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!
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!
While we're still in the period of close-but-excruciatingly-far-away, Amazon is contributing to making it difficult to wait for the inevitable release of Titans Return by presenting us with new stock images of Legends Class Rewind and Stripes. These photos based on actual production samples depict the final decos and plastic colors, giving the best look at the toys we'll be able to buy this summer - or hopefully even a bit sooner! Click through to check them out!
Since seeing the first packaged samples of Titans Return products at Toy Fair this year, one lingering question has been presented: Where are the comic books? You may recall last year that the initial wave of Combiner Wars product did not feature comics, because an international packaging variant was used to move product to shelves more quickly. But we weren't sure if this was the case for Titans Return. During the course of Botcon 2016 I had the chance to ask Hasbro's reps, and you can keep reading to find out their answer!
For everyone who couldn't make Botcon 2016 this year - or for anyone who did and wants a second look - we have the full presentation of the Hasbro Product Preview Panel here for your enjoyment. During this panel we saw upcoming items from Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, and of course Titans Return, plus a bit more. Most everything shown went in the display cases right after, but you should watch until the end, since one special teaser was snuck in that we may not see again for a while. Click through for the embedded video!
Amazon Japan has updated their listing for Unite Warriors Computron, now offering another view of the combiner, and more importantly good looks at the team individually, and in full color. With most or all of the physical changes having been revealed through the grey prototype pictures, we can now see how the decos have been executed for the characters, some of which may be a relief to those fearing a little too much animation-accuracy on the part of TakaraTomy. Keep reading to see the mirrored images!
From Hisashi Yuki we've got the first look at the deco for the upcoming Unite Warriors Computron, and it may not be quite what you expected. You can click through and keep reading to find out more about that. It's anticipated that Hasbro will be finally officially revealing Combiner Wars Computron during Botcon this weekend, though it seems like TakaraTomy has managed to steal most of the thunder from that now. Images of the individuals should surface pretty soon, so keep watch here for more updates, and click through to take a look at Computron!
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