When you ask what a Mirage body-type can be reused as, you have to remember that in recent years a new options has joined the list. DX9 Toys have revealed Cocomone, based on the GoBots character Crasher, by way of the Movie-Classics figure Fracture. This figure is said to be relatively limited production, so if you're in a mood for more non-Transformers references in your third parties, head to your retailer of choice and grab a preorder. Meanwhile, click through and check out the photos!
Though it currently lacks a codename for itself, ToyWorld has unveiled a prototype of the Swoop component of their team of Masterpiece-scale Dinobots. The design takes very much after classic Swoop in having an extremely square beast mode, though it leads to a nice looking robot. Seen here also is the entire ToyWorld dinosaur team combined together, albeit made about half of prototype figures at this stage. Click through and have a look!
Through the Facebook page of The Falcon's Hangar, we have our first look at a new Mastermind Creations recolor. Alas, despite bearing the name Grandus
Hexatron, it is not a third party take on everyone's favorite city block/carrier/coffee table from Battlestars. Instead this is a retool of Hexatron as the character Greatshot from Transformers Victory, who was an Autobot retool of the original Sixshot. Price and release info is to be announced, but for now click through and check out the photos!
Pictures of what looks to be a retail-ready production sample of Iron Factory's small-scale Ultra Magnus figure have popped up via a couple of Weibo accounts. One gives a good quick overview of the Magnus-based figure itself, while the other teases what's obviously a Diaclone, Powered Convoy based deco ...along with one more in just red and white that we aren't quite sure what it is, assuming it's anything more than just a random-colors testshot. Click through to have a look and decide for yourself!
A couple images have turned up today showing a new third party Constructicon project. The prototype seen so far only in incomplete Devastator configurations is being attributed to DX9 Toys, as part of their War In Pocket line of Legends-scale figures. If these are what they seem, we could have a very interesting project getting underway, although most might think that any existing Devastator is already technically scaled better for Legends Class figures. Personally, I just hope they'll come in an orange variation. Click through and have a look at the prototype photos!
Site sponsor TFSource has shared a photo this afternoon showing off a fully assembled Ordin, the Unique Toys take on Abominus. This shows very clearly how well the proportions are balanced, as the combiner looks like a single, solid unit rather than highlighting the combination of the smaller individuals. Not all the team members are available yet, but if this is an indication, it probably won't be long for the ones still left waiting. Keep reading to see the photo.
Today on their Facebook page, DX9 Toys has shared the first look at their upgrade kit for G1-style Generation Leader Class Megatron on the toy in vehicle mode. As most had anticipated, a large degree of partsforming is required, although the result is not as offensive looking as some may have feared. Keep reading to have a look!
A poster at 78dm.net has turned up with a huge pile of photos of the new SXS figure Overclocking, based heavily on G1 Blurr. The Masterpiece-ish size figure tries to capture the look of Blurr's original hovercar mode, and improving it for more modern design concepts, and ends up looking pretty nice, even if it's too big to fit in with a Classics collection and may not be at the top of everyone's Masterpiece wishlist. Click through to check out all the photos!
This afternoon on their Facebook page, DX9 revealed a photos of the Generations G1 Leader Megatron wearing an array of new parts. Their AL-01 kit brings a cap for the barrel of the arm cannon to cover the missile launcher and give it a bigger fusion cannon-style end, new hands, a shoulder gun barrel, extra parts to thicken the legs, and new shoes that are shown to permit a range of ankle movement and adds just over half an inch to the height. No price or release date yet. Click through to see the picture!
It looks like Carnifex, the figure based on Overlord - and in particular elements of IDW's interpretation of Overlord - may be the new focus project for Mastermind Creations. Following on the rapid succession of reveals, the latest is a full body lineart-style design concept giving us a solid idea of the visual style and details to be expected as this toy proceeds towards manufacture. Of note, two heads are shown, one with distinct damage perhaps indicating option parts or other means of customizing it for display. Keep reading to check it out!
First seen way back in September of 2013, there are signs of life once again in the Carnifex project from Mastermind Creations. A new render of a base mode was posted to their Facebook page, following an image of Overlord's head that may indicate what direction the eventual head sculpt will take - very IDW based, in this case. Hopefully this new bit of attention means the project is off the back burner and Carnifex (a title that refers to Rome's public executioners) will be joining the Reformatted series soon! Keep reading to see the images.
Our friends at TFSource have brought us our first look at the next member of Toyworld's dino robot combiner project, D-03 Corelock. This figure inspired by Grimlock will make up the core of the eventual combiner robot, but looks great as a standalone piece in it's highly detailed sculpt that stays faithful to the source material. Corelock will join Roar and Muddy as they wait for their last two teammates. You can find the two already released members of the dino robot team over at TFSource
! Keep reading to see all the photos.
Site sponsor TFSource has let us know they've added listings for Perfect Effect's upcoming Perfect Combiner products. PC-03 adds a new chest and a head for Superion that can be converted between toy or cartoon based appearances, and PC-04 gives a new head and torso parts for Menasor to improve the function of a popular fan configuration for the torso mode. Both sets are listed at $32.99 and expected to arrive in June. Check them both out right here
If Fansproject is your third party Dinobot maker of choice, we have good news tonight. Swoop is notable for retaining the Diaclone blue colors in the cartoon despite the US toy having a red body. Accounting for this variation, Fansproject's Swoop-based figure will have a second torso available so you can decide which color your figure will have, rather than making it an exclusive variant as earlier Diaclone-color-inspired releases have been. Click through to check out the new pictures!
From the Weibo account of MrElljay we've got pictures showing new versions of some of Fanproject's popular Function X series figures. Included is an expected recolor of MADLAW to resemble Masterforce's Sixknight, a Code decoed more consistently with the original toy - including a grey head - and Smartrobin in colors resembling Sonic Bomber from Zone. No word on when or how these will be released, but at least a couple of these ought to carry quite a bit of appeal. Click through and check them out.
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