Happy Halloween! Today we've dug up the Halloween Horrorcons, the one and only attempt Hasbro ever made to make Halloween-themed Transformers toys. Who were they, what were they, where were they supposed to be available... and why don't you have any? We'll take a look at that after the jump.
Thanks to lord ginrai
we have a first look at a page from this month's issue of Figure King Magazine, but as it happens, what's important right now is not what's in this issue, but what will be seen in next month's issue: Masterpiece Dinobot! A small teaser showing the beast mode of a grey prototype is used to promote next month's feature. While we have seen some early looks at the design of the next Beast Wars Masterpiece (see links below), this image does seem a bit more refined. We've got the new images for you in the full post, so come in and have a look!
Reports are coming in that comics legend Len Wein - creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, writer of the "All New, All-Different" X-Men
team, and editor of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen
- has passed away at the age of 69. While he is perhaps rightly best known for those accomplishments, Wein was also a screenwriter who worked on no less than four different Transformers series: G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines,
and most recently the current series, Robots In Disguise
. Our condolences go out to Mr. Wein's friends and family.
We're always looking for the next BIG toy to put on the shelf, but what about the little 'formers? Those tiny bits of plastic depicting our favorite Transformers characters can be a lot of fun to collect. What's quite remarkable is the quantity and quality of toys you will find, especially from Japan. Where, gashapon (capsule toys) and other types of tiny collectibles are extremely popular. For this week's Far Out Friday, I am going ape with a look at some of the Beast Wars Optimus Primal small toys from Kabaya, Takara and Hasbro. See them all in the image gallery below.
Beast Wars the TV show and Beast Wars the toys frequently didn't quite line up when it came to the look of the characters. Now that Beast Wars has earned a place in the Masterpiece line, that reality is starting to become a challenge as the show designs have to be reverse engineered as functional toys. But Beast Wars didn't always look the way we know it, with stylized, emotive characters that cheat their way between forms. At one stage of development, things were very different. Keep reading to find out more.