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Retro Robot Radio recently got a chance to review the painted prototype of the Play With This Too Desolataur action figure. You can see it live here.




Thanks to Daim Choc who has been rounding up the images from Thailand Toy Expo 2015. We have a look at lots of new third party goodness including the MegaSteel MS-01 Granville, Maketoys Guardia (test shot), Maketoys RM-01 Cupola (test shot), Maketoys Guardia prototype, Maketoys Citizen Set 01 and more.




As discovered by Daim Choc on 2005, new photos of Mega Steel's MS-01 Granville have appeared on Weibo! The figure is a dead ringer for Don Figueroa's design for Megatron as seen in IDW's Stormbringer series, and is a not-unreasonable match for More Than Meets The Eye Megatron if the Combiner Wars Leader class figure isn't doing it for you. Keep reading to see!




X-Transbots has updated their Facebook page with a new cover image that depicts a Cyclonus-inspired vehicle flying with their Scourge-And-Sweep-alike Andras. Coded 86 MK-III, it seems that X-Transbots will be following on their not-Scourge with a similarly scaled Cyclonus figure. With this progression, can a Galvatron be very far behind? Click through to check out the image!




Courtesy of Daim Choc on Twitter, there's a new teaser image for SXS' latest figure: R-04 Hot Flame, which looks very much like it's based on Hot Rod/Rodimus' design from More Than Meets The Eye. Keep reading to see!




There’s a difference between fake or counterfeit Transformers that are meant to fool collectors into thinking they are buying official product and a bootleg that is immediately distinguishable from a Hasbro or Takara figure. While both are intended to profit from and take unlicensed advantage of the Transformers brand and its supporters, some collectors can find themselves quite drawn to particular knockoffs.




Vangelus has posted a new review video featuring a pre-release copy of Chiguhr, DX9 Toys' take on a jumbo-size notionally Masterpiece-compatible Astrotrain. While the review goes over the stylistic mismatch between Chiguhr and actual Masterpieces, it makes a strong case for identifying the toy with a Classics collection. Keep reading to have a look at the embedded video!




When you ask what a Mirage body-type can be reused as, you have to remember that in recent years a new options has joined the list. DX9 Toys have revealed Cocomone, based on the GoBots character Crasher, by way of the Movie-Classics figure Fracture. This figure is said to be relatively limited production, so if you're in a mood for more non-Transformers references in your third parties, head to your retailer of choice and grab a preorder. Meanwhile, click through and check out the photos!




Genetic of TFND has posted an extensive gallery of photos of the Perfect Effect PC-01 & PC-02 upgrade kits for Combiner Wars figures! Designed with Superion and Menasor in mind, respectively, these kits turn from more articulated hands and feet for your combiners to more convincing weapons for said combiners. It even looks good on Defensor - keep reading to check it out!




Though it currently lacks a codename for itself, ToyWorld has unveiled a prototype of the Swoop component of their team of Masterpiece-scale Dinobots. The design takes very much after classic Swoop in having an extremely square beast mode, though it leads to a nice looking robot. Seen here also is the entire ToyWorld dinosaur team combined together, albeit made about half of prototype figures at this stage. Click through and have a look!




Through the Facebook page of The Falcon's Hangar, we have our first look at a new Mastermind Creations recolor. Alas, despite bearing the name Grandus Hexatron, it is not a third party take on everyone's favorite city block/carrier/coffee table from Battlestars. Instead this is a retool of Hexatron as the character Greatshot from Transformers Victory, who was an Autobot retool of the original Sixshot. Price and release info is to be announced, but for now click through and check out the photos!




Pictures of what looks to be a retail-ready production sample of Iron Factory's small-scale Ultra Magnus figure have popped up via a couple of Weibo accounts. One gives a good quick overview of the Magnus-based figure itself, while the other teases what's obviously a Diaclone, Powered Convoy based deco ...along with one more in just red and white that we aren't quite sure what it is, assuming it's anything more than just a random-colors testshot. Click through to have a look and decide for yourself!




Surely about 5 years ago, something like this would have been completely inconceivable? A high quality transformers product created by a new company, completely unaffiliated with the official manufacturers and based entirely on an original character created for an official Transformers comic by a fanfic writer who made it and illustrated by a fan artist who made it.




A couple images have turned up today showing a new third party Constructicon project. The prototype seen so far only in incomplete Devastator configurations is being attributed to DX9 Toys, as part of their War In Pocket line of Legends-scale figures. If these are what they seem, we could have a very interesting project getting underway, although most might think that any existing Devastator is already technically scaled better for Legends Class figures. Personally, I just hope they'll come in an orange variation. Click through and have a look at the prototype photos!




Site sponsor TFSource has shared a photo this afternoon showing off a fully assembled Ordin, the Unique Toys take on Abominus. This shows very clearly how well the proportions are balanced, as the combiner looks like a single, solid unit rather than highlighting the combination of the smaller individuals. Not all the team members are available yet, but if this is an indication, it probably won't be long for the ones still left waiting. Keep reading to see the photo.



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