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Hero Hobby Toys has posted photos and specifications of their upcoming QA-01 City Captain figure! Based on Ultra Magnus and standing out the height of a Deluxe figure, this SD figure is pretty impressive, featuring full transformation without parts removal, a gun that turns into a hammer, launching rockets, and more! Keep reading for more details.




Third party Transformers news for the week ending June 27th, 2015. Includes the latest news from FansProject FansToys, GCreation, Maketoys, Megasteel, Play With This Too, Warbotron and X-Transbots. Screen shot this week is the "scout in a can" from the 1990 film Spaced Invaders.




Vangelus has posted a trio of reviews detailing the BadCube Bug Corps Old Time Series Value Pack! Claymore, Hypno, and Kickbutt are BadCube's takes on Insecticons Shrapnel, Bombshell, and Kickback, and all look good! It's always nice when new toys retain Diaclone driver hatches. Keep reading to see all three videos!




DX9, the alter ego of Unique Toys, take another swing at a Transformers Masterpiece-scaled robot with D06 Carry, a toy paying homage to the Autobots’ post-Optimus leader, Rodimus Prime. DX9 have been doing very well of late, their Invisible figure was superb, Chigurh was a recent favourite of mine, their War in Pocket line is blossoming and now they take a hugely ambitious stab at an all-in-one Generation 1 styled Rodimus Prime, inspired by the anime stylings of Japanese art group Studio Ox. (keep reading for sample images and a link to the blog!)




Sponsor TFSource has added several images to their Facebook page showing the latest updates to Perfect Effect's Perfect Combiner accessory line. Now seen in full color and paint, the body kits for Superion and Menasor look like they're almost ready to add to the combiner figures - and add a lot, at least in Menasor's case! The photos include a multi-stage upgrade sequence display for both combiners to show exactly what you're getting, too. Keep reading to have a look.




Third party Transformers news for the week ending June 20th, 2015. Includes the latest news from Bold Forms, DNA Designs, Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, FansToys, Generations Toys, Iron Factory, Kaiju Kaos, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Play With This Too, Takara, Toyworld, Unique Toys, X2 Toys and X-Transbots. The spotlight this week is on BotCon 2015 announcements, and which of them need third party add-ons. Screen shot this week is from the 1967 film King Kong Escape




Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has video of FansToys' Grenadier! While Third Party toys are forbidden at BotCon proper, there's a dealer room across the street at the St. Charles Hilton where this figure was being shown off! Keep reading to have a good look for yourself!




From a special early access to the Agabyss third party event taking place in the Hilton Garden Inn near the location of Botcon, we've got the first look at a plastic testshot stage copy of the Maketoys Pandinus figure, their massive, monstrous Scorponok-based figure. While not in final colors, this is a great step forward from the previous resin hardcopies, and it's suggested the figure may be released by year's end. We also have a look at MakeToys' Visualizer, the Masterpiece style Reflector in production color. Click through and have a look!




WAR IN POCKET HULKIE This new War in Pocket set consists of six legends scale transforming robots. Each one can transform into a unique construction vehicle and all six can combine to form Hulkie. This set is priced at $159.99.




Just back from Thursday night at the Botcon location, we've got photos from the Renderform room party of displayed test shot and near-final pieces from several third party groups. Along with possibly a first look at the backside of DX9's Carry in robot mode, plus Iron Factory Dinobots characters, MMC Spartan, and more! For the third party inclined, there's a lot of pieces upcoming and they look mighty nice. Click through and check it out!




One of the things we were sad about this past winter was the Play With This Too Kickstarter coming so close to its goal but not quite hitting the final stretch. We had a series of constructive criticisms for them, which we wrote with a postscript urging that they should absolutely try again. And it looks like it's happening! We've got some photos of former stretch goal Boneyard, and a teaser for the Kickstarter "Remix" coming soon. Keep reading!




Diecast from RFC has moved on from TFC's room to the TheChosenPrime/GetRightRobot BotCon event at Pheasant Run Resort! On display were a number of third-party toys and test shots in various states of completion. Particularly worth noting is that PlayWithThisToo's Desolataur was on display - good to see they haven't given up after the very near miss of their initial Kickstarter! Keep reading to see diecast's photos, and check back later for ExVee's!




UPDATED with new photos courtesy of ExVee! Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron gave us a heads-up on a TFSource exclusive seen at their room at the Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles! It's a Marvel Comics-themed two pack of Hegemon and Orlon - who I thought was named "Orion," but that's clearly an L on the box. This set is limited to 200 pieces and can be seen at site sponsor TFSource's room 816 for the price of $220. Keep reading to see the photos!




Forums member / voice actor, jON3.0 Bailey, has dropped by with what appears to be an early review of the BadCube Old Time Series Bug Corps Value Pack. This three pack contains the evil Bug Corps: Hypno, Kickbutt, and Claymore. As you can see these guys are homages to the G1 Insecticons. Get a look at their robot features with some ratchet joints, special weapons and more in the video review below.




Third party Transformers news for the week ending June 13th, 2015. Includes the latest news from Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, Gigapower, Keith's Fantasy Club, Maketoy, Mastermind Creations, Nonnef Productions, Play With This Too, Toyworld, Voodoo Robots, X2 Toys and X-Transbots.



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