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Transformers Asia is showing off a special coin that will be included with MP-20 Wheeljack in non-Japanese Asian countries. It's a nice-looking little coin in a nifty case. Keep reading to see the photo!



eBayer z75sales is still opening boxes from the Mackey-Florence collection and still recording them! Recovered from the estate of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer, this particular box (45 out of more than 100) features loose figures, including G1 and G2 Dinobots, a G2 Seaspray that doesn't seem to have color overspray on its chrome yet, G2 Protectobots, and a test shot for Hero Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see the video!



DECEPTICONS ASSEMBLE! The war for CYBERTRON begins in earnest! MEGATRON brings together the deadliest of his troops for an unbelievable assault on the AUTOBOTS—and the TRANSFORMERS’ world is shaken to the core!



Rovio has published a pair of new videos to support the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers. One is a nifty little retro-style animated video done more or less in the style of the original G1 animated opening. The second is a look at the music of the game, composed by none other than Vince DiCola of 1986's The Transformers: The Movie! Keep reading to see both videos!



The Decepticons' mission to secure Earth's surrender was a percussive bust. Now it's time for Scarlett and the Star Brigade to travel to Cybertron and return the favor. "Targetmasters" is written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art, colors, and lettering by Scioli.Continue to full raeview



SD Figures are coming to recreate the famous Double Convoy episode of Transformers Headmasters. TAGHobby reports that Artstorm's ES Gokin line (Which we presume to be smaller than their EX Gokin line) will be releasing figures of Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime in February and April of 2015, respectively, for the price of 4800 Yen (about $50 US) apiece. Each figure is roughly 4" tall, made of diecast plus PVC and ABS plastics, features multiple points of articulation and accessories. Keep reading to see the photos!



Legendary Transformers artist Andrew Wildman has listed four pages of his original ReGen One art on eBay as part of the process of selling it all off. Wildman explains that these will be the first of probably many pages put up on eBay from time to time. Each page will come bagged and boarded with a copy of the relevant page of Simon Furman's script. Keep reading to see what he's got for sale, and a link to both his blog and the auctions!



Better known as the source of numerous newly discovered testshots, one-offs and mockups for vintage Hasbro Transformers products, the most notable of which never saw retail release. z75sales who has been liquidating this collection has posted two new unboxing videos from the inventory process of this collection. One simply contains sealed G1 items, while the other video said to be the first recorded shows the unpacking of some of the more interesting pieces, at least a portion of which have since been sold. Keep reading to check them both out!



Robot Kingdom has released images of their upcoming TSD-002 figure, SDMeister! A super-deformed version of Jazz, this figure is unique among SD figures in that it can apparently transform. It wouldn't be surprising if the head had to be removed for that to happen, but it's still very unusual. Keep reading for the photos!



Transformers@TheMoon has posted more new images of Fans Project's upcoming Quickswitch homage covering more of the alternate modes that weren't photographed last time. It does a reasonably credible job of every one of them, which is a bit more than you can say for the original toy. Keep reading to see the photos!



z75sales, the eBay seller responsible for the recent G2 Menasor auction that shocked us all with a final price of $26,800, has posted a video detailing the source of the collection and its size and scope. Unsurprisingly, they're liquidating the collection of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer. These first two videos explain how the authenticity of each piece is guaranteed, and give a look at the original prototype of Beast Wars Optimal Optimus! More videos are promised but for now, check out these two!


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In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights and more!


In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights, gift-with-purchase ecommerce opportunities, special digital live stream event “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS –SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” – featuring TRANSFORMERS series marathon with special coverage from BotCon 2014 – and many more surprises to further engage fans and collectors.


Thanks to Transformers artist Marcelo Matere who has posted a preview images of the artwork he did for the Madman Entertainment Transformers G1 Seasons 3-4 Remastered DVD collection that will released in Austraila soon. Get a look at the wonderful art Marcelo has created depicting the Rodimus and the many key characters from the series now for the full preview.

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Nexon have updated their site with a news and images of their KartRider Transformers racer style game that looks to be a take-off on the Mario_kart game. The Korean language site shows images of SD G1 animation style Optimus Prime and Galvatron characters along with details on the game including screens from the different levels and more. With no English language details on the site, it cannot be determined if there are plans an English version at this time. Read on to see the game teaser video and images for more details.


Autobirds, assemble! Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. are teaming up again to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands and their fans. ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS will come to life in multiple forms, including a mobile game, consumer licensed goods and a product line from Hasbro featuring the innovative TELEPODS platform.


Following on our previous report. Game news site 2P have posted a confirms the new mobile game titled "Transformers Rising." The same people who brought us by DeNA who did the Transformers Legends mobile game. According to 2P, the game will feature traditional PVE and PVP modes, as well as new 'Scramble for Skill' and 'World Boss' modes. The game shows G1 characters with Chinese symbols for game play. Read on to see screens from the game and more details.

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SD Figures are coming to recreate the famous Double Convoy episode of Transformers Headmasters. TAGHobby reports that Artstorm's ES Gokin line (Which we presume to be smaller than their EX Gokin line) will be releasing figures of Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime in February and April of 2015, respectively, for the price of 4800 Yen (about $50 US) apiece. Each figure is roughly 4" tall, made of diecast plus PVC and ABS plastics, features multiple points of articulation and accessories. Keep reading to see the photos!


Robot Kingdom has posted more images to their Facebook page, among which are better images of the die for G1 Optimus Prime that give a better idea of what exactly is on this sprue. The blue and vac-metal parts are gang-molded - no surprise to anyone who's ever scraped the chrome on their figure - and it seems as though there may be removable stops to allow the shortening of smokestacks for US rereleases. Keep reading to see the details!


Via Masabon's 2005 thread, we also have images of an interesting display from Transformers Expo 2014: An original mold for G1 Optimus Prime! Repaired repeatedly for reuse over the course of 30 years, the huge metal die in question seems to be for the chromed parts of the figure- you can make out what appear to be the grille and front bumper, wheel hubs and gas tanks. Keep reading to get a closer look!

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