Third party Transformers news for the week ending September 27th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Boldforms, Custom Robots, DX9 Toys, Keith's Fantasy Club, Play With This Too, Renderform, TFC Toys and Toy Stages.
Screen shot this week is of of the Heathkit Hero 1 on Mister Wizard's World.
MP-20 has barely been out a week, and already there's an announcement of Third Party parts for him! The twist is that this is a new group, the Guild of Concoctious Intent (nice name!), formed by members of the 2005 forums. The cannons will mount on Wheeljeck's shoulders, have a mounting part for vehicle mode, and even work with the MP Sideswipe mold! Keep reading for more info and pictures!
Just out are new images of the Keith's Fantasy Club Haiku action figure. This toy is a third party Transformer homage to the Predacon Sky-Byte. Get a look at the box and the painted figure in his robot shark mode for a the full look at the product release.
Maketoys has posted a slew of new photos for their MT-05LTE Gento (pronounced "Gen Two," no doubt) and its variations. Patterned closely after Reveal The Shield Laser Optimus Prime, Gento serves as a centerpiece for the updated Battle Tanker set, now known as Battle Sentinel. It is or will be also available in pretty much every variation FunPub ever did of the RTS Prime mold: Scourge (MT-04 The Nemesis), Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus (MT-02B Interspace Dagger Army Commando), and SG Optimus Prime (MT-02P Battle Sentinel SP SG). Keep reading to see selected photos!
Toy collector display maker Toystages has posted a variety of backdrops to their site recently that may interest Transformer collectors.
These backdrops are all designed to help you set up fun displays of your figures. The scenes on these backdrops include the headquarters of the Autobots and Decepticons, the desert, and their home planet of Cybertron, as well as backdrops based on 1984 toy box art. 15 different ones to choose from.
Renderform has announced a pair of replacement heads for Fansproject's Steelcore that are inspired by the Armada Overload AKA Energon Ultra Magnus mold. RFX-008 Steel Magnum is based more directly on Energon Magnus (apparently inspired by the prototype head for Steelcore) while RFX-009 Iron Magnum is a modified design. Both are available in Energon Magnus and Steelcore color schemes. Keep reading to see photos!
Renderform has posted extensive images of their upcoming Alex Milne-inspired heads for Fansproject Code and Smart Robin. Each of the three nontransforming heads- both regular and flashback heads for Chromedome - has a variety of eye/visor options and is available in super-limited quantities. Keep reading for all the details and extensive photos!
A new company called Play With This Too was formed recently, made up of several former Hasbro exployees. They plan a startup in February with a crowd sourced figure. The PWTT figure design, while not an homage to any existing Hasbro products, is made along similar ideas. There will be heroes and monsters. It will feature a 6 inch tall figures with reconfigurable armor and lots of 5mm ports. Released already is concept art for one of their heroic designs called Astroblast.
Via their Facebook page, third party group Bold Forms has posted a picture of their figure based on the Stunticon Breakdown. Seen in what appears to be a very early stage prototype, the scale seems to be smaller than that most combiner teams have begun to skew for, although this one does sport a rather large rifle perhaps more useful for the fully formed combiner. This clearly has many stages of revision ahead of it to reach a point of adequate polish to go to retail, but we have to wonder if Hasbro's own Stunticons may erode interest away from this project.
TFSource has shared photos of the upcoming Keith's Fantasy Club Overslay and Haymaker! The Masterpieceish versions of Overkill and Slugfest are shown interacting with MP Soundwave, and with their final packaging, and otherwise looking pretty nifty. Keep reading to see the photos!
The Facebook page for ASH's Universe has posted a new photo gallery for Unique Toys' upcoming Troll, the Blot equivalent for a projected team of Terrorcons who will form Ordin, who of course greatly resembles Abominus. Troll's looking pretty great, and comes with a versatile set of accessories that will of course form other parts for Ordin. Still can't look at the missile pod foot without seeing an old-fashioned telephone, but that's just me. Keep reading to see the photos!
A minor variant of the KFC Sencho Barbossa toy is being sold by Upgrade Commander. This version features a few color changes to make the toy animation accurate. These changes include recoloring the tail, gun and teeth to match the animation model of Brave Captain Shark. Read on to see the promo and figure images for the full previews.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending September 20th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Badcube, Boldforms, FansProject, Iron Factory, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Toyworld, Warbotron, Wei Jiang Toys and X2 Toys.
Screen shot this week is of Freddy Ford, used by the Ford Motor Company at several auto shows.
Thanks to TFSource for sharing with us that Fansproject confirmed to them that Sigma-L, the long-awaited fourth figure in the popular Function-X line will ship next week. TFSource expects to have these in hand and ready to fill preorders late next week or early the week after. With nearly a year between Smartrobin, the previous Function release and the impending release of Sigma-L, we very much hope that Not-Skullcruncher, the last of the initial five designs revealed in summer 2012 will follow rather more quickly - and clear the way for the next batch teased at this past TFCon!
Site sponsor TFSource has posted new images from Mastermind Creations showing Zinnia, the recolor of their Cybertronian-style Arcee homage figure based on the Paradron Medic from the G1 cartoon. The figure has been designated R-08Z, and is currently expected to ship in November. Keep reading to check out the mirrored promo shots showing the super articulated Reformatted Series figure!
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