Maz from TFSquareOne has spent some time photographing Seraphicus Prominon, Mastermind's version of Nova Prime and posting about it to his Twitter. The figure inspired a bit of recoil when it was revealed exactly how expensive getting the full package of figure plus trailer/armor would end up being. With this we can finally start to get a sense of whether it's worth the hefty price tag. We've copied some of Maz's photos and collected his comments on the figure, and you can check it all out below!
Garatron has posted testshot images to Weibo showing of the second in their Gand of Devils line! Following up on their impressive IDW Thunderwing will be G.o.D.-02 Galaxy Destroyer, a take on Unicron very, very similar to the unproduced Beast Wars Neo version that we've all seen photos for over the years. While not an exact match, it's close enough that you'd almost hope a grayscale version is produced just for fun. Click through to see more!
539Designs, one of the designers who contribute to X-Transbots has posted an update to their DeviantArt account today. The print form of the just-released Arkose's instructions are apparently missing a panel depicting a portion of the transformation process. The missing portion has been published to DeviantArt along with the immediate prior and subsequent steps to show where this part is meant to take place. We've mirrored this image and cropped out the relevant panel as well for higher detail. Keep reading to get the info for this unofficial Beachcomber!
MakeToys really knocked it out of the park with MTRM-03 Hellfire and MTRM-05 Wrestle. These homages to the Transformers characters Inferno and Grapple are so immaculately done that they’re hard to put down. The build, colors, and even finish are extremely impressive in-hand and even the ratcheting areas feel very strong with small enough ratchet spaces to not feel like they’re restrictive in terms of movement/posing.
FT-13 Mercenary is FansToys’ second evil insect after FT-12 Grenadier, and has a lot to live up to thanks to the success of the latter. Based on what was originally called a lamellicorn type beetle insect robot, Mercenary recreates the look of the original toy and on-screen inspiration.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending January 31th, 2016.
Includes the latest news from Clonedroid, FansProject, Generation Toys, Iron Factory, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Perfect Effect, Second Chance, TransForm Mission, and KOs.
On Facebook via The Chosen Prime we have a few new photos of Arkose, X-Transbots' Beachcomber-alike in their Master Mini series. The photos show the final production toy, looking at the package, the insert tray (including a glimpse of the accessories), both modes and a size comparison to the official Masterpiece Bumblebee, showing Arkose to be just a bit taller. You can keep reading to see all the pictures of this figure, which should be hitting retailers now.
Hot on the heels, palms, face, and breastplate of PE's Computron upgrades come a set of upgrades for pretty much the rest of Combiner Wars! Improvements for Optimus Maximus, Bruticus, and G2 Superion will be available between April and May. On top of that, they've announced replacement parts to address an issue with their PC-06 kit for Combiner Wars Devastator that caused a loosening of the wrist joints. Keep reading for all of the details!
Before Combiner Wars Computron is officially announced or even acknowledged, Perfect Effect has already debuted yet another variation of their Perfect Combiner upgrade system geared around the Technobot combiner. Coming in two sets, one is a chest piece, head and rifle, and the other features the customary poseable hands and feet in a dark red. The move isn't an entirely blind shot. The torso upgrade itself has merit with or without a Computron box set being a reality, though it sadly does little to fix the color layout issues. But it's a bizarre state of affairs to see unofficial upgrades announced before the toy they're made for. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Today on Weibo, X-Transbots has shared new photos of their Master Mini series of figures. Now in production are Boost, based on Windcharger, and Hatch, based on Tailgate. These are part of X-Transbots' Masterpiece-compatible line, and each features an option part or two to help the figures reflect either media appearances or be a little more toy-oriented. With these samples being from the actual production run, retailers should be seeing these come in stock pretty soon. We've mirrored the photos, so click through to check them out.
Just posted are pre-orders for the BadCube OTS-Special 01 Sentinel Blaze figure, a homage to the Diaclone Red Sunstreaker. Old Time Series Blaze is a transforming robot that turns into a red sports car. He features a full body paint job and several chrome accessories. This item is priced at $83.99 to begin shipping in March 2016 - order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Site sponsor TFSource has posted images of Badcube's Sentinel Blaze, a release of their OTS-08 Sunsurge in Sunstreaker's original Diaclone Red! The figure is due in late March, and a preorder is available on TFSource's webside. Keep reading to see!
On their Weibo page, TransformMission has posted some new shots of their grey prototype unofficial Stunticons. The focus is on the equivalents to Drag Strip and Dead End, shown as both robots and vehicles. There's also some quick group shots with the full team in both modes and a final image showing the Motormaster-alike in vehicle mode being equal in overall size to MP-10 Optimus. We have the pictures mirrored, so keep reading to take a look.
Just in from Iron Factory are images of the EX-13 Blizzard figure that will coming out way soon. Get a look at the new shots showing the production colors for thie Not Blitzwing homage figure including looks at this different modes and various action poses below.
TransformMission has posted new pictures of their combiner based on Menasor to Weibo, giving a first look at the completely assembled figure. This combiner takes after at least the spirit of Menasor's classic media design, looking very much like it's just wearing cars on top of its arms and legs. While no extreme posing is demonstrated, and the legs are barely moved at all, the arms do show a good expressive range, and the detailing of all the components blends well. We have the pictures mirrored, so click through and check it out.
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