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From the Twitter of tf-tf, we have a few new shots of the Platinum Series set featuring reissues of G1 Blaster and Perceptor. Intel Ops collects the two figures and three of Blaster's cassettes. It also adds a set of "slides" for Perceptor which we can now see have small images applied to view through microscope-mode Perceptor. The text of the tweet also suggests the mysterious extra accessory is a holder for the slides when not in use. Click through to have a look at all that, and a shot of the bio from the back of the box!



From the Youtube channel harrisloureiro who we've featured in the past comes another outstanding work of stop-motion toy animation. Transformers Generation features lots of Masterpieces and comparable third party figures in a 15 minute battle sequence that's unbelievably fluid and natural. Reportedly taking six months to complete production, this is worth every moment of your time to check out. Click through to see the embedded video - you'll be glad you did!



There's a new Transformers Soundwave coming our way from Mighty Fine to was offered as a Emerald City Comicon exclusive. For those who like blocky Transformers, this Soundwave Vinyl Figure is for you! Read on to see the images and more details below.



Kelvin Chan of the Facebook group Talk Transformers has posted an image of the upcoming Hasbro-produced version of Masterpiece Bluestreak! It's unknown when this figure will be made available, but summer is a pretty good bet in keeping with past years. Keep reading to see the photo!



We've got slightly better looks at the package for another of the upcoming G1 reissue sets falling under the Platinum Series banner. Intel Ops featuring Blaster and three cassettes with Perceptor who's gotten some new microscope-related parts is likely to be the biggest of these sets to come along until the strongly rumored Trypticon would turn up. Unfortunately these photos don't really shed any more insights, especially towards Perceptor's new mystery accessory, but hopefully those details will be made clearer soon! Keep reading to see both images.



We know Onslaught is coming from this mold, and we hope G2 Onslaught will be made as well. But how about Fire Convoy? Thunderclash? Cerebros/Fortress? Scorponok? TFW2005 member siegfried07 has posted a mass-digibash showing Hot Spot as all these characters and more! Keep reading to see!



Transform and Roll Out the Sales! That's what is said to have surprised investors on Hasbro's earnings report of a 10% lift in quarterly boys product sales. This is despite the fact that many retailers profits have been slowed by the strong US Dollar. Hasbro cited their stable brand Transformers and other entertainment tie-ins such as Marvel as their leaders in sales last quarter, according to Forbes magazine.



TFND user GIKPA has posted a large gallery of high-quality images of Defensor! The complete Defensor that is, with Groove as the chestplate. Where Blackjack completes Menasor's G1 look, Groove introduces a new element to Defensor, and it's going to fall down to individual taste whether or not that's a successful thing. Personally, I'm still looking forward to seeing what Takara does for their Unite Warriors version... keep reading to see the images!



It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!



Apparently QTransformers has been a hit for TakaraTomy, as figures 23 through 31 have just been announced along with a couple of special edition sets featuring guest characters. QT23-25 are new versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown based on the QTransformers animation. Following that are Shockwave, Soundwave, Cliffjumper and a trio of Seekers. Lastly we've got Hello Kitty and a set of Evangelions, who all become G1 Optimus Prime-style trucks. Keep reading for photos!



Multiple outlets have reported that Herb Trimpe, the first artist to draw Wolverine and GI Joe, has passed away suddenly at the age of 75. As an artist for Marvel Comics, Trimpe drew a handful of issues of the G1 Transformers comic, as well as GI Joe vs The Transformers and the covers to the Transformers Universe miniseries. By all accounts he was a much loved and respected comics artist and human being, and will be missed. More details on Mr. Trimpe's career after the jump.


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Reviews

Transformers: Robots In Disguise #14
9 stars
Transformers: ReGeneration One #86
6 stars
Ironhide #4
7 stars
Masterpiece Grimlock
9 stars
Masterpiece Skywarp
9 stars
Shout Factory Matrix Of Leadership DVD Set
8 stars
Shockwave (G1 Colors)
8 stars
G1 Starscream
9 stars
Masterpiece Starscream
9 stars
G1 Ultra Magnus
7 stars

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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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Thanks to French gaming news site Playsmart we have some news on a possible new Transformers game coming to the Nestle Arcade Running Game series. The Transformers is reporting to being developed on the Marmalade gaming platform that other games such as "Godus" and "Beyond Space" have been developed on. According to their report the game is aimed at mobile and PC platforms. No series or characters have been identified at this time. Read on to see the translated story for the full details


Game Audio Lab has posted a page detailing their work on the Asian mobile device game Transformers: Rising. The game is DeNA's top source of revenue in China this year, and Game Audio Lab worked to design a unique music and sound effects package that maintained a stylistic tie to existing media. They've posted samples of five music tracks from the game so you can check out a portion of the work they contributed to the project. Keep reading for the link and details from the page!


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.

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There's a new Transformers Soundwave coming our way from Mighty Fine to was offered as a Emerald City Comicon exclusive. For those who like blocky Transformers, this Soundwave Vinyl Figure is for you! Read on to see the images and more details below.


It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!


Thanks to our good friend Pixel Dan from over at ToyNewI who's sent over a brand new Unboxing video review and images for the Loyal Subjects Transformers Wave 3 Action Vinyls Mini Figures. Get a look at the latest wave that features With 12 new figures are on the way including Rumble and Frenzy, Lazerbeak and Buzzsaw, Sunstreaker, Blitzwing, Hound, and more. The good news is they are now BIGGER and better with more details! Read on to see the review for the full details now.

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