It was a while ago that we saw a CG render teaser for a redeco of one of Fans Hobby's unofficial MP-style Monsterbots done up to resemble Beast Wars Megatron. That plan has come to fruition finally with the announcement of MB-03A The Red Dragon, retooled and featuring accessories all drawing inspiration straight from the Botcon 2016 TM3 Megatron exclusive. The Red Dragon is going to be an exclusive at the Shanghai 9th SGC, limited to 300 units which is bound to make this an extra challenge to obtain. We have several photos from Fans Hobby's Twitter and from Aludardlee, keep reading to see them!
One more quick review from diecast on RFC Reviews tonight! FansToys recently brought out a replacement head option for their unofficial Masterpiece-style Grimlock, Grinder. This new head is modeled more closely after the look of the dinosaur mode in the G1 cartoon, giving an easy modification option for owners more inclined to that appearance. How easy? Well, diecast manages it in the space of about six minutes, and still has time for several off-color jokes in the process! Wow! Check out the video in the post below.
We have some new full color photos for an upcoming Dr Wu accessory kit. DW-M08 Judgement is a new set of sword and shield for Premier Edition Voyager Class Optimus. The new parts are made larger and more detailed, and in the case of the shield has moving parts. Both pieces are more fully decorated as well. The Weibo post showing these off doesn't give any relevant release details, but based on previous Dr Wu parts sets, this can be expected to be fairly reasonable for what it offers. Check out the full lineup of images, mirrored below.
Thanks to a video by YouTuber maxlovesamber, we can say that the answer is yes! PC-16 Jinrai Prime can be combined with all three versions of the Titans Return Leader Powermaster Optimus Prime/Legends Series LG35 Super Ginrai/Siege on Cybertron Leader Magnus Prime without the Powermaster and new head added by the Perfect Effect PC-15 set! It's not perfect, and requires some partsforming as Max demonstrates, but at least you can do it. Keep reading to see!
MMC's Masterpiece-alike imprint Ocular Max will be bringing collectors a third option in the space race for the best unofficial Cosmos figure. OMNE Reconnaissance is shown as a full color testshot in two promo images. One features the robot mode plus an abbreviated transformation sequential, while the second focuses on the vehicle mode, which has an optional transparent forward window and a rear window, each showing robot miniatures based on Bumblebee and Blaster inside. No further details are known so far, but it looks like quite the Cosmos fleet developing for your Masterpiece shelf these days!
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron and the RFC Reviews channel has a problem. That problem is the China-based marketplace website TaoBao. But sometimes this expensive habit of his benefits us, as today when diecast brings us a review of Cosmos Dominator, an unofficial light up Unicron bust that doesn't seem to have been picked up much by sellers outside China. But we've got a chance to check one out now, so click through to watch the video embedded below!
The TFSource Labor Day Weekend Sale is on! Save 50% on ToyWorld Yellow Constructor – Full set of 6 and get it for only $299.99! This deal will only last September 1 – 4 so hurry while supplies last! Save Big here! Show now at tfsource.com
Just in are images and details for the Fans Toys Iron Dibots No.5 FT-08G DINOHEAD and FT-08X DINOHEAD upgrades.
This upgraded head for the Iron Dibots No.5 FT-08G Grinder features a blue color scheme with metallic gold and silver components. The Iron Dibots No.5 FT-08X Grinder features a silver color scheme with metallic gold and blue/silver components and an articulated jaw.
Iron Factory has new images up for Fangs of Tyranny, their set of Conehead Seekers. The trio of unofficial Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust are of course based on Iron Factory's existing Seeker body, so these are largely a known value in terms of design and build. The set is expected to be in the $90 range, making the per-unit cost on par with previous offerings, and is set to include the last piece of the not-Sunstorm "build a figure" that has been featured with prior Seeker releases. Check out the photos from Weibo in the gallery below!
Thanks to diecast, we've got a look at a variation of DX9's unofficial Legends-scale Seeker mold, in the form of X16G Usurper, the "ghost" clear plastics deco of their not-Starscream. DX9 has applied some interesting new engineering ideas to the (extremely) tried and tested Seeker design, giving some interesting variation to possibly the most perennial of classics - and things I'd personally love to see applied to larger scale figures! Check out the video review just below from the RFC Reviews channel.
This week on Radio Free we're fast approaching Hascon, and Hasbro has offered up tickets at a fairly steep discount to entice prospective con-goers to make some last minute decisions. We're somewhat divided on the Maketoys Galaxy Meteor cancellation that occurred this week. Since announcing NOT Cybertron's Starscream cancellation, they've since stated that they will figure out some way to make the toy available. If you tweeted that you want to #GetMakeToysMade, are you actually going to buy the toy? Bumblebee is filming, and you can be in the film. But do you really want to? All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
MakeToys has announced via Twitter and Facebook that Galaxy Meteor, their unofficial rendition of Transformers: Cybertron Starscream, has been cancelled for low preorder numbers. They say they're "currently looking at ways of making the project more successful," which could mean anything from negotiating with specific retailers to looking for ways to reduce cost. It's difficult to say, but hopefully you didn't have your heart set on owning this any time soon. Keep reading for the details.
On Facebook, GCreations has posted an update featuring a color testshot of Fuuma, their unofficial version of Sixshot designed for a Masterpiece display. Noted as featuring various die cast metal parts and "hyper-articulated" joints in key locations, plus an array of accessories focused around the "Ninja" part of "Ninja Consultant". All of that is on display, as well as a run through of all the modes (with odd exception of the iconic submarine form) and some height comparisons with other unofficial figures to demonstrate the largeness of this new figure. We've mirrored all the images, check them out below!
Gorira Prime might sound like a likely name for a planet in some B-grade sci-fi, but in fact it's another upcoming Perfect Effect product. This is a redeco of Beast Gorira taking after the redeco of the real Optimal Optimus: Primal Prime. Look, it was the year 2000, we didn't have as many names to choose from in those days. Don't judge. Gorira Prime is expected to be released in November. No pricing information was officially released, but it can be expected to follow suit with Beast Gorira. Click through to check out the promo renders.