Along with Not-Especially-Ultra Magnus, Iron Factory has released images of colored samples of their figures based on Sixgun and Slammer at the Legends scale, which will complete the assortment of partner toys for Fall of Cybertron Metroplex along with that toy's included Scamper. I only count four total guns on Sixgun, making it truly NOT-Sixgun, but its ability to separate in to two large guns or become a tank gives it a somewhat versatile play pattern. Keep reading to see the photos.
Iron Factory has thrown itself fully in to creating additional figures scaled to Generations Legends based on other classic characters. Newly revealed is one figure based on Ultra Magnus that transforms in to a full truck with trailer, though at this size it's more of an assault vehicle than car carrier. It's displayed in scale relative to several other figures, but should be around the same height as current Generations Legends for interactivity with Metroplex. Keep reading to see the images!
Well, 18 months after posting their first teaser, we have out first look at TW-D01 (not Snarl, who looks finished) and TW-D02 (not Sludge, seen as a prototype) - In COMBINED MODE!
Amazingly these combiners seem to be taking their positions on the combiner as legs just like the TFC Toys Star Rescue Team dinosaur combiner, but they are clearly a more G1 accurate homage.
Their web site still says that the entire team is scheduled for 2014 release.
Robot Kingdom has posted a video of X2Toys' upcoming Firing Pin figure (based on onetime Wreckers leader Impactor) which features a working springloaded pellet cannon, complete with loading system and hopper for semi-automatic fire. The hopper is detachable, and the loading system is disguised as one of Impactor's other weapons- simply fill it, slide it over the hopper, and the gun is loaded. Keep reading to see the video, plus renders and in-progress photos!
X-Transbots have posted their final production images for the Hoss figure that is a homage to the GoBot Road Ranger character. Get a look at thee figure out of the box with looks at the packaging, robot and vehicle modes for the full preview now.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending July 26th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Ark Studio, Gigapower, Keith's Fantasy Club, Maketoys, Mech Ideas, TFC Toys and X-Transbots.
Includes a special is a look at third party add-ons for the upcoming Generations combiners.
Screen shot this week is a 1978 movie The Return of Captain Nemo.
Cubex has reformed as Bad Cube, and has announced their first product: OTS-02 Brawny. Continuing the almost-but-not-quite naming scheme from Cubex's OTS-01 Huff, Brawny is being produced with help from a new factory and lessons learned from Huff's design and production. Keep reading for the first images of Brawny!
TFSource has listed a preorder for KFC's EAVI Metal Dai Stack, a Diaclone Powered Convoy-themed recolor of their Citizen Stack homage to Ultra Magnus. It will come with two faces, presumably one with a faceplate and one without. The figure is due for release in early August, and has an SRP of $159.99. Keep reading for mirrored images and a preorder link!
The Omegalock Facebook group has posted images of the Hot Spot analogue in the TFC Prometheus set, and it looks pretty decent. Omegalock announced that they'd have the figure along with other as-yet unproduced third party prototypes at this year's Auto Assembly, so if you're in the UK for the second weekend of August be sure to go check them out! Keep reading for the pictures!
Facebook user Encline Designs Airbrush Studios has posted images of a test shot of Gigapower's HQ-03, which is a Masterpiece-scaled take on Dinobot Snarl. It looks good! Very close to the original design and very dynamic. Keep reading to see the mirrored photos!
Hasbro has just launched SuperFanArt.com - a coup of a domain name if there ever was one - which currently offers fans the ability to upload and print fan renders of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters through Shapeways. No other information is currently available, though there will be a presence at SDCC and a few fan pieces are already available for purchase. What this will mean for Transformers- and especially Third Parties and customizers who offer parts through Shapeways - remains to be seen. Click through for the link!
Third party Transformers news for the week ending July 19th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Ark Studio, Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, Mecha Form, Omnigonix, SXS, Toyworld and X2 Toys.
Screen shot this week is a 2013 movie Battle of the Damned.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: More unreleased G2 items on eBay! Also Diecast shows off Kronos, we talk about Diaclone Columpio, Leader Jetfire, the TFCon 3rd Party reveals, the new Robots in Disguise cartoon and way, way more!
ToyWorld's website has been updated finally revealing the long-promised combiner mode for their Throttlebot-based line of figures. This combiner only clearly uses five out of the six figures, plus an array of parts to support the combined form. We can't say if the figure based on Goldbug will be a part of this mode until more information is released. Keep reading to see the pictures we've mirrored!