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It's a good day for artistic endeavors by Transformers fans! Tonight we have a batch of photos to bring you from Alvaro Valdivieso Paredes, who's gone to Facebook posting his custom built Autobot starship Ark as seen in the G1 cartoon. Though this one might take some cues from the mild redesign it had for its appearance in Beast Wars rather than being strictly original-cartoon-derived. Though no distinct scale is given, seeing the real estate it occupies on tabletops helps give a sense of its bulk. While it may not be the biggest ever, it's no less impressive, and you can keep reading to see it in full!



It's certainly not a new thing - Transformers fans wanting to represent a favorite character can and do show remarkable talent in recreating robots in costume form. And so it was with Anthony Darkenstein (I so hope that's his real last name) who created a fantastic costume of G1 Galvatron to wear around the Calgary Expo that took place this weekend. This skillful effort was rewarded as he managed to turn heads not just at the show, but all over the internet as photos of him made their way around social media. We've collected a few of them, so keep reading to have a look for yourself!



30 years ago, you may have had a G1 Grimlock under your Christmas tree. But this July, Hallmark is offering the next-best thing: a G1 Grimlock in Dino Mode to hang on your Christmas tree! He'll run you $16 for a fairly compact, non-transforming Dinobot. Keep reading for more details!



A poster by the name of xywnhy on the SunSon Son Facebook page has posted a gallery of images showing off a new knockoff of MP-24 Star Saber. While the guide to identifying the figure contained within is in Chinese, several of the details make it self-evident which is which... at least, on close examination. If you see an impossibly cheap Star Saber somewhere, just remember: buyer beware. Keep reading for more info on this new bootleg.



Generation toy has posted some new images to their Weibo page! Crane and Dump Truck, the last two individual components of their Gravity Builder series, are on display as is Gravity Builder itself! On top of which, the Devastator figure is holding a testshot of Tyrant, the limited edition mini Megatron that is to be shipped with Crane. Keep reading to see the photos!



With UW06 Grand Galvatron safely released, Hisashi Yuki has today posted a new image of the next boxful of cool robots he wants to sell you: Unite Warriors UW07 Bruticus! The first drop in what will inevitably become a deluge is a shot of the individual Combaticons in their robot modes: Brawl, Blast Off, Vortex, Swindle, and Onslaught! Click through to have a closer look!



Hisashi Yuki has posted the boxart for Unite Warriors Computron to Twitter! The eighth entry in the Japanese counterpart to the Combiner Wars line, Computron is deviating quite significantly from the Hasbro edition of the character, using different molds for three out of the four limbs and introducing a new head and chestplate to the Scattershot mold. Meanwhile, Yuki is teasing the next team of Unite Warriors - and Robots In Disguise just might get some recognition in its anniversary year after all. Keep reading!



An enterprising fan in China has apparently decided to take it upon himself to add a Metroplex of appropriate scale to help display his collection. We don't know the name of the builder (but if you do please let us know!) but these photos show some impressive building work, starting with a metal frame. One image even suggests it's designed to lay down for the battlestation/ship mode, though that's not depicted in the finished image. Despite being taller than a human, it seems this is still not quite big enough, being shown with Smallest Transformers. But it's still super impressive building! Keep reading to see the pictures!



The test shot of Titans Return Blaster that surfaced on Weibo a while back is now up for sale on eBay... and the seller has brought an interesting aspect of the figure to light: the face on the figure is not the one used on the final release of Blaster. What else could it be? Well, RAC has a theory: keep reading to see!



Entertainment Earth has posted a listing for a new Rescue Bots set coming in June! While we don't know what the set will look like, the description and title show us that we're getting an Optimus Prime with a trailer - that's rare enough! - but moreover it's a racing trailer meant to haul new-to-Rescue-Bots character Mirage! Keep reading for the description and a link.



UPDATED! Loopaza Mega Store has posted the scans from this month's Figure-Oh(Figure King) Magazine to Facebook! While there's not a lot here that is truly new, you can see Unite Warriors Computron and Legends Shockwave, Blurr, and Scourge all in one place. Plus the Anniversary recolors of the Legends Beast Wars figures - and the first good look at the scale of Masterpiece Optimus Primal! Keep reading to have a look.


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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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The official Transformers Earth Wars channel has posted a new video featuring a character spotlight showing the game play spotlight for Ratchet. Watch the new video showing a preview of the Ratchet character. Don't take on the dangers of battle without a healer by your side! Ratchet will not only handle your repairs on the battlefield, but also deal damage to those vulgar Decepticons. The Transformers: Earth Wars mobile game will be available Android and iOS devices for free second quarter 2016. Pre-register now to receive a Breakdown or Prowl in-game character for FREE! http://bit.ly/1PFADhA


Thanks to voice actor Jon Bailey who's brought a copious amount of fun and humor ala Starscream characters voice as they plays the Transformers Earth Wars game in what he calls. Imitation Gaming. You'll get a nice walk through of the game in real-time along with narration by Starscream feedback. Read on to see it now.


The Official Twitter account for Transformers: Earth War has posted a new update giving up the game character profile for one of the Autobots. Jetfire knows that science is the most powerful weapon in the battle against the Decepticons. Read on to see the image and full character profile.

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It's a good day for artistic endeavors by Transformers fans! Tonight we have a batch of photos to bring you from Alvaro Valdivieso Paredes, who's gone to Facebook posting his custom built Autobot starship Ark as seen in the G1 cartoon. Though this one might take some cues from the mild redesign it had for its appearance in Beast Wars rather than being strictly original-cartoon-derived. Though no distinct scale is given, seeing the real estate it occupies on tabletops helps give a sense of its bulk. While it may not be the biggest ever, it's no less impressive, and you can keep reading to see it in full!


It's certainly not a new thing - Transformers fans wanting to represent a favorite character can and do show remarkable talent in recreating robots in costume form. And so it was with Anthony Darkenstein (I so hope that's his real last name) who created a fantastic costume of G1 Galvatron to wear around the Calgary Expo that took place this weekend. This skillful effort was rewarded as he managed to turn heads not just at the show, but all over the internet as photos of him made their way around social media. We've collected a few of them, so keep reading to have a look for yourself!


An enterprising fan in China has apparently decided to take it upon himself to add a Metroplex of appropriate scale to help display his collection. We don't know the name of the builder (but if you do please let us know!) but these photos show some impressive building work, starting with a metal frame. One image even suggests it's designed to lay down for the battlestation/ship mode, though that's not depicted in the finished image. Despite being taller than a human, it seems this is still not quite big enough, being shown with Smallest Transformers. But it's still super impressive building! Keep reading to see the pictures!

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