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While security has reportedly increased around the Hasbro exhibit at the Toy Fair event taking place in Germany this week following the leaked partial images of Devastator, we've been fortunate enough to receive first-hand reports from a person who attended the show. The information was spread over multiple posts and pages of a TFW thread, so we've collected and condensed it for quick reading. Click through and check it out!



On the TFormers Forums, Scaleface has assembled the week's worth of Play With This Too news- and it's been a busy week! Color guides have been posted for previously-known characters Bite Mark and D-Kay, as well as a new character, R-Buke, who is a Tech Drone jet in G1 Dreadwind colors! Also present are full renders of Desolataur, headshots of more new characters by artist Candice Santora, and an intriguing set of 5mm-compatible accessory staves by newcomer Albie Lim, whose picture you'll find in the gallery. Keep reading to see it all!



Jamie Young of the Facebook page Foamtastic Props has constructed his very own life-sized replica of G1 Ravage! Quite possibly a bit larger than life in fact, Young's Ravage is constructed primarily from foam anti-fatigue mats. Young reports that since the photos used in the article were taken, he's added Ravage's hip rockets and also constructed a Laserbeak! Keep reading to see it all!



Site Sponsor TFSource has posted images and a preorder page for the Sega Genesis version of the Mega Drive Megatron mold! Due in February at a price of $119, Genesis Megatron sports the changes related to the US release of the Mega Drive console: a Sega Genesis logo on both the console and controller, a color change (the purple is now on Megatron and the red is now on the Genesis), and a different molded font for the "16-Bit" mark on the torso. Oh, and of course the US label for the included Sonic The Hedgehog cart. Keep reading to see!



DX9 has updated their Weibo page with images of their Micro Worlds X05 figure, a Legends-scaled version of G1 Cyclonus! It's decent looking for the scale, with a slightly squashed jet more that wouldn't look out of place with your QTransformers. It even seems to come with a weapon patterned after Cyclonus' Targetmaster partner Nightstick! Keep reading to see more!



DLE has posted the fourth episode of the QTransformers animation to YouTube! Titled "Mystery Of Stage Bosses," it seems (to we non-speakers of Japanese) to feature a discussion on the weird, slightly dull stage bosses of Transformers: Mystery of Convoy and its QTransformers smartphone remake. Keep reading to see the video and be confused!



Maketoys has posted teaser images and a brief description for a new line of figures titled Re:Master. The name and text seem to imply a "new scale," and puts heavy emphasis on the concept of scale in general. Current speculation is that the figures - interpretations of Chromedome, Hound, and Inferno shown only in silhouette- will be in the post-MP-10 Masterpiece scale, but nothing is known as of yet. Keep reading to see!



Ozformers member Bidoofdude put 2 and 2 together concerning two previously-rumored Generations Legends, and got a promising response from Hasbro! The known Combiner Wars Legends-class figures skip numbers 11-17, and so an email was sent to Hasbro asking if the previous Walmart leaks Gnaw with Gnash and Brawn with Mudslinger might be among their numbers. The answer is less than concrete, but more than maybe - keep reading to see!



Just in from the Loyal Subjects are more details on the wave 3 Transformers G1-themed Action Vinyls product line. 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, accessories and other upgrades coming February 2015. Read on for mo about them now.



CYBERGEEKS Alliance has posted images of Unique Toys' Y-01 Provider to their Facebook page. Based on the triple-changer Octane, Unique Toys seems to be living up to their name in that they seem to have created an Octane toy that looks good in all three modes. Keep looking and see it for yourself!



A Hasbro (and apparently Takara) product meeting took place, and a member of the ACToys community was on hand to take notes. Subsequently, other fans have translated this quick report in to English, and we've got the highlights on upcoming G1 reissues, Generations Devastator and Defensor, and the next Masterpiece figure! Keep reading!


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Reviews

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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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Just in from the Loyal Subjects are more details on the wave 3 Transformers G1-themed Action Vinyls product line. 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, accessories and other upgrades coming February 2015. Read on for mo about them now.


The sinister clone of Optimus Prime gets the Hikari treatment with this sensational, PREVIEWS Exclusive Sofubi from Funko! Dont't miss out on this exclusive! Pre-order the Hikari Transformers: Nemesis Prime Limited Edition Sofubi Figure now at your local comic shop!


Planet Iacon has also posted images of the entire first assortment of QTransformers, the Choro-Q inspired SD Transformers figures that actually transform! On the movie side we have Optimus Prime, Lockdown, Crosshairs, and Bumblebee. And on the G1 side we have Prowl, Lambor/Sideswipe, Hot Rod, and... Bumblebee! Keep reading to see them all!

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