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!
Following up our report from this afternoon, it looks like we have more support of May Mayhem and the North American (or at minimum United States) distribution of Deluxe Groove in Combiner Wars. Retailer Dorkside Toys has a product page up for Groove, with an expected arrival in May. Groove is priced the same as the other Deluxes currently available from the store, indicating a direct supply rather than independent sourcing and resale of the Asian distribution of the figure. Signs are looking good for inexpensive and relatively easy access to this figure very soon. Keep reading for screenshots!
Thanks to Anthony from TFU.info, we've got new information about the Combiner Wars animated series. As we reported yesterday, Machinima announced the series would be carried on Verizon's go90 streaming app, which led to the conclusion that the media - and app - would be exclusive to Verizon Wireless customers. But thanks to deeper digging, it turns out that the app and its content are freely available to anyone with a compatible mobile device. But it's not all good news, as even with this wider availability, the app is limited to users in the United States. Keep reading for a link to Verizon's go90 help page.
An Ebay seller from Taiwan had a listing for the promotional release of the Deluxe Groove mold from Unite Warriors in Combiner Wars packaging. That is by itself hardly noteworthy, except for the photo associated with it. Under the packaged figure is a flattened shipping carton, printed with the label TRA GEN MAY MAYHEM DELUXE GROOVE. Although there is always the possibility this represents a canceled plan, it's sure looking more and more like a larger release of the mold is on the way. We've mirrored the relevant photo, you can check that out below!
Machinima's Twitter account featured an update today giving a quick word about the Combiner Wars-based animated series they've been working on. At an undefined point this summer, the series will launch on go90, the video streaming service from Verizon Wireless, evidently making it exclusive to mobile devices on that provider. Whether an option will eventually present so that the majority of interested potential viewers will be able to watch remains to be seen. Along with the announcement came an image of Windblade, which you can see mirrored below.
Hisashi Yuki has finished off the Technobot team with the reveal of Strafe. This reveal confirms a few pieces of earlier speculation - most obviously that this Strafe would be a retooled Unite Warriors Blast Off. This also verifies a theory we presented back in January
, that the mold has an alternate robot form besides the cartoon-themed Blast Off robot mode. Keep reading to see the new pictures and info!
Hisashi Yuki ran a poll today to decide which of the remaining two Technobot retools would be shown off tonight, and Nosecone was the winner by a decent margin. And it seems the right choice was made, as the three new photos tweeted tonight show a really fantastic job having been done with a retooled Rook. Trading the armor shell for a gigantic drill, the new accessory piece can plug on to the forward facing fist ports in robot mode just like a combiner hand. It also features a new head sculpt and three(!) small weapons. Read on to get your first look!
Today we've got a look at the stock photos for the packaged Blaster (with Twincast) and Powermaster Optimus Prime (with Apex) Leader Class figures from Titans Return. An Italian retail site has product pages up for the first wave Titans Return figures, and while no release date is suggested, this may serve to indicate the larger pricepoints appearing first as we change over to the new Generations sub-branding. Keep reading to check out both pictures!
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