Includes the latest news on projects from ArtTek, BMOG, Dr. Wu, Find Me Guilty, FireFair, GI Eddie, iGear, Keith's Fantasy Club and Perfect Effect. Spotlight on Real Toymaker Heroes.
First images have been released of the latest figure based on the Mugan Scope design from Keith's Fantasy Club. As promised leading up to the release of MC-20, this recolor and remold is based on Scalpel, at least as much as a bipedal robot design can be based on the insect-like movie character. Featuring a new head, chest piece and alternate accessories, this is more than a simple color swap. The images for now are just CGI renders but should be indicative of the final product due for release in January. See all the images below. bigbadtoystore.com
Includes the latest news on projects from Before and After, BMOG, Cubex, Dr. Wu, FansProject, Fanstoys, Heerotoysmaker, SXS, TFC Toys and Unique Toys. Spotlight on third party Transformer projects that have disappeared.
We're excited to report that BMOG Toys
has cleared the halfway mark in their Kickstarter campaign to fund production of their first two figures! Following on thisnews, the BMOG team have now announced two new figure sets which will soon be added as stretch goals for reaching additional funding milestones. Keep reading
to see the production art and get all the details.
Thanks to ACToys member andyanapple today we have our first in hand look at the final production version of Fansproject's third Headmaster-style Function series figure Smart Robin, based on Brainstorm. Unfortunately it looks like the rumors of a faceplate option have proven false, but this figure looks top notch in all other regards. Check out the gallery with over fifty photos here
SXS is back with a new retool of their first figure release, based on Swerve. From their Weibo page, SXS says they've learned from their initial figure, Continuously Variable, aka not-Gears, and have spent three months making modifications to improve the figure including better parts fit and material adjustments to reduce stress marks around the joints. Divergence will be limited to 350 pieces. They also note R-02, based on Blurr is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2014. Check out the photos below.
ACToys member 虫之神 has posted images of a testshot for the first member of the upcoming Warbotron Combaticon-inspired team. The figure based on the design of Blast Off is noted to be approximately 17-18cm tall, and shows a highly detailed sculpt captured well for the first time in plastic rather than resin prototype copies we've seen until this point. The first Warbotron team member is expected to be released in January. Click here
to see the robot and vehicle images.
We have news from an announcement by Warbotron of two new ongoing projects: WB02 and WB03 with rumors of WB02 as a possible homage to the Menasor combiner team: "Project WB01 is running production and will be come up with everyone at late Jan. The project WB02 WB03 are also proceeding. We can confirm that WB02 is a team of 4 cars and a truck, WB03 now we still keep in secret. Which charecter do you wish for?"
Includes the latest news on projects from BMOG, Find Me Guilty, Keith's Fantasy Club, KO Kreons, Perfect Effect, Planet X, Renderform, TFC Toys, Xovergen and X-Transbots. Spotlight on third party Transformers Sniglets.
Xovergen has posted a photo on their Facebook page teasing the combination of their Trailerforce units TF-01 (the not-Powermaster armor trailer) and TF-02 giving us the first look at Trailerforce's not-quite-Apex Armor configuration. At this stage the combination makes both components look so completely different I didn't even recognize what they were at first! We'll be keeping an eye on the development of this, and in the meantime you can see the photo below.
has launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise initial funding for production of their first two weapon-combiner sets. Supporters above a minimum donation amount will be able to receive a version of Ursenal and Mantaxe in colors exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, to be voted on by the contributors themselves. For all details, check out BMOG Toys at their website. (Remember: ExVee says vote orange!)
Planet X has posted to their Facebook page new photos of their upcoming Caelus figure based on Fall of Cybertron's Swoop design. Shown here with Grimlock, Caelus looks to be around Deluxe size and realized quite nicely in both modes, and will include a pair of sword in a similar style to FOC Grimlock's broadsword, and two missiles like the Generation 1 counterpart. This figure is expected to release soon, with Robot Kingdom having posted it as a December arrival at just under $60. Keep reading
to see all the photos.
While most who are interested in tackling cassette characters have opted to stay close to the original forms, the Guilty group is looking in a different direction. Concept art they've published today shows a Fall of Cybertron style data disk that would transform in to a Laserbeak more in line with the robot mode of the Generation 1 design than that of the official Data Disc Legends toys. We can presume this will not feature a spring powered auto-transformation, but any more detail will have to wait for further updates from Guilty.
TFSource has just updated with new photos showing Renderform's Hub Warrior upgrade for Generations IDW Bumblebee, designed to turn it in to a new form for Hubcap. Citing fan responses, the design has been noted to be modified from previous images, notably reducing the size of the eyes. This kit is being produced in two variations, and is expecting to ship from the manufacturer soon. Keep reading
to see all the photos.
The upgrade package to give the Uranos (not-Superion) combiner from TFC an appearance more in line with the classic look may be getting close to being released. TFC has posted a photo showing full color parts from the Wings set applied to Uranos, giving it a new chest plate, waist armor, rifle and modifying the head to a faceplated appearance. Not shown are the small weapon add ons for the individual team members, but they have shown what most would probably consider important from this kit. Keep reading
to see the full size image.
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