We know there's a lot of information to absorb with this tremendous leak that took place early this morning. To help through it, we've gone through stage by stage to run through what's been revealed for each price point with visual references in a new video on the TFormers Youtube channel available right now! Head on over to get the rundown. Or check out the embedded version in the full post below and find out what leaked, and why it's probably for real.
Even with all the flack over the "Transformers The Last Knight" box office sales. Fans buying power helped Hasbro beat Wall street's estimates with a lift from their related Hollywood properties making it to screens this summer. According to CNBC, the franchise brand, Transformers, along with Nerf toy sales aimed at this summer were their leaders in revenues. Unfortunately, Hasbro's overall sales were most modest in the last year and half, which took a bit of sheen off Hasbro's progress as an entertainment media company.
From the same round of leaks as the big Power of the Primes news comes a series of other miscellaneous leaks! First up seems to be a series of movie reissue toys which, given by the dates involved, seems to have been cancelled with the first wave to have occurred in April of this year. We also have some other movie-related figures on display as well as some budget-minded figures such as Cyber Battalion Sideswipe and Shockwave! Keep reading to see it all!
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UPDATED with more slides! In the single largest leak we've yet seen out of Weibo, the entire first four waves of Power of the Primes have been leaked. We've got a Dinobot Combiner, the Terrorcons, a glimpse of the next Leader Optimus Prime, and much more! Keep reading for a list of what's here and why we're pretty sure it's all real!
While in the US we were giving most of our attention to San Diego Comic Con over the course of last week, Japan was getting its unique edition of Leader Class Optimus Prime in TakaraTomy's The Last Knight series. We have a nice video from wotafa on Youtube that, while in Japanese, very clearly demonstrates the toy, including the shield that is the focal point of its changes from the prior releases. One point proved in this review is that the shield can remain unpartsformed as a backpack if so desired, and in doing is a bit more tidy than the original version of the toy still. For this and more, check out the video below!
The Titan Master figures vary between really cool, and meh. Here we have two figures that are kinda cool; Shuffler is a total package with three solid modes, while Repugnus' weapon mode is kinda iffy. All in all these two are solid additions to the Titan Masters. Read on for the full review.
This fun little party bag filler is a brilliant surprise toy that can even be a party activity or fun game! there are Eight Balls in each purchase. Each Capsule comes with a Transformer Hero or Baddie that also doubles up as a bouncy ball!. Each Purchase comes with eight random bouncy ball mini figures. Eight colours and designs to collect. As each Bouncy ball head comes in its own sealed capsule we can't guarantee that you will not receive duplicates though we hand pick the bags so we do try to give you a varied pack as possible.
Deadline reports that actress Pamela Adlon - recent Emmy winner for her show Better Things, and voice of Bobby Hill on King Of The Hill among many others- is in talks to join the cast of Transformers Universe: Bumblebee. Adlon is presumed to be up for the role of the mother of the Hailee Steinfeld character, and hopefully we'll learn more about the film soon. Keep reading for an excerpt from the announcement.
Autobase Aichi has posted a couple of images of the new Universal Studios Store exclusive version of Movie Snarl! If a Lemon-Lime Dinobot isn't to your liking and you've got plenty enough G1-color Snarls already, Transformers: The Last Knight Snarl trades vibrant colors in for a more somber and screen-accurate gunmetal color. Keep reading to see the photos!
A Weibo leak yesterday clued us in to the existence of a second electronic device Transformer from Xiaomi, makers of the tablet Soundwave released at about this time last year. Today we have package images of the Optimus Prime device, revealing it to be not a tablet, but a functioning USB battery! The back of the package states it includes "2 3.6V 6500 mAh, non-replaceable, rechargeable Li-ion batteries", giving it a total capacity of 13,000 mAh. Quite decent, though we expect the price to be out of proportion for its capacity given that it also becomes a robot! Click through to see the new images.
If you're wanting a Quintessa figure after seeing Transformers: The Last Knight... well, there's basically only one option and it's probably not exactly what you're looking for. Dengeki Hobby has posted some new high quality images of the Mission to Cybertron subline, and it's probably the best look we've yet had at the tiny, tiny Quintessa that's included with Infernocus! It's a nice sculpt, but yeah: tiny. Keep reading for all the photos!
Typically Transformers movies have had budgets around the 200 million dollar level, which includes The Last Knight with an estimated budget of $217 million - which according to Box Office Mojo, it still has not made back in its domestic ticket sales* as of July 20th. With this in mind, it's perhaps little surprise that the next movie up, the prequel focused on Bumblebee is being run much more lean. Screenrant has reported on the situation and given us a surprisingly low budget projection for the movie. Keep reading to find out what the film will be working with!
Our second Titans Return collector card image to be leaked today is not as life changing as a Headmaster Arcee might be for some, but it is interesting in its own right. That same Weibo source put up an image of a collector card for Titan Master Ultra Magnus. Why is this interesting? For one thing, because Titan Master pricepoint items don't have collector cards! And neither do Titans Return box sets, for which Ultra Magnus is believed to have been intended at one time. Keep reading to see the image and for more information!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It's SDCC weekend! Like always that means TONS of Transformers news! The big news this week is Power of the Primes! What is it? What's gimmick? How does it tie to Titans Return and Combiner Wars? And, most importantly, is it awesome? Well, it's got Pretenders, Powermasters, combiners, and all sorts of Transformer-ey goodness. So, all signs point to yes! We have firsthand accounts of today's Transformers panel in San Diego! Also, we also talk about recent news around The Titans Return animated series, TFCon reveals, changes to Rescue Bots, what's coming to IDW in 2018 and lots more! But, really, you want to know about Power of the Primes, and we've got that. Plus all that other stuff we mentioned.
After making collections of all of these pop culture staples, which was brandons dream, Han Cholo gained the license from Hasbro to make Officially Licensed Transformers Jewelry. Gearing up for the release of the many exclusives at San Diego Comic con, Han Cholo found it fitting to make their release date of the Transformers jewelry collection to go along with the release of Transformers: The Dark Knight. With the new fans of the franchise excited about the movie Brandon wanted to give something to the old school fans of the 80s Cartoon and thats just what he did. Basing the collection on Generation 1 toys, the first rollout features Optimus Prime, Megatron and Soundwave in all their glory.
Just in from SDCC 2017 is a look at the new IDW inspired Drift character that will be offered as a highly detailed non-Transforming figure from Flame Toys. Set to be the first in their Re-Edit series. The 01 Drift figure is slated to include extensive articulation with more than 50 joints. The figure features super detailing, die-cast metal weapons, LED light elements, and will offered as First and Super Color versions. See the images below of the full color production figure after the jump.
Just in at SDCC 2017, the amazing Transformers The Last Knight diorama display video. We know you cannot be here, so we bring the show to you with these handy videos of the actual toy displays that you can watch. The next best thing to being there. Note, use the playback speed feature on YouTube if the video moves too fast for you.