TVShowsOnDVD has posted some information about the season 1 set for the current Robots in Disguise cartoon, due out on May 10th. This article goes over a list of bonus material that'll be included. Taking up most of it is a list of the shorts that previously debuted on Youtube, but there's also what sounds to be original material created for this set. We have a copy of the list below, so keep reading to find out what you can expect!
Zap2It has listings pages now for an additional four episodes of Robots in Disguise's second season, taking up out to the seventh episode. But it seems that we may be seeing a change to the airing schedule of the show. Don't get too excited though - there's no sign that the timeslot itself will change, but it does appear we may start getting two episodes per weekend, following a week off after episode three. This may change in the meantime, but right now we're looking at first run airings both Saturdays and Sundays. Keep reading for titles and dates!
New-wave band The B-52's has reported that Paul Gordon, member of the band since 2007, has passed away due to an unspecified illness. Gordon, a keyboardist and guitarist, was also the composer behind the original Robots In Disguise TV series from 2001. The B-52's have provided a link to a GoFundMe page for Gordon's surviving family, a wife and two children, which can be reached by clicking here. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Mr. Gordon's friends and family.
Seibertron has posted a long list of Transformers product data for the first of the 2016 waves! Almost everything intended for the early waves of 2016 that hasn't hit online retailers already is listed here, and we've got some surprises, including a mega-sized version of Rescue Bot rescue boat High Tide! Keep reading for all the details.
Combaticon Awareness Week continues! We've seen riffs on Bruticus, reissues and reimaginings of Bruticus... but not every reuse of Bruticus was Bruticus, if you get me. Today we're looking at other characters created from the G1 Combaticon molds: Battle Gaia and the best combiner name ever, Ruination. Read on and learn more!
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the new Kinder Surprise eggs featuring RID toys! Kinder Surprise eggs are generally chocolate eggs with toys inside - though the type pictured seem to be a filled egg with a separate toy. But if you can get these in your country, you can get poseable mini-kits of Bumblebee, Steeljaw, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see the images.
Hasbro has revealed a slew of the Transformers toys for 2016, and we've got official photos and renders! First up is Robots In Disguise, which is debuting a third type of Mini-Cons as well as new Deployers and Battle Packs to support them. We've also got a set of environment-themed recolors of previous figures coming soon, expanding on what was seen at NYCC! Keep reading for details!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We're back after a week off celebrating our 16th Anniversary and TFCon Charlotte Adventure! We discuss our TFCon purchases which included lots and lots of FansProject toys. We also discuss the Botcon Beast Wars combiner set, upcoming exlusives from Japan as well as the fate of Robots in Disguise. All that and more on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
Despite not rating a mention at BotCon or SDCC, Kmart's website has posted a product page for Robots In Disguise Three-Step Changers Thunderhoof! While it's not the Warrior class figure many may want, at least we know now that there's a larger scale Thunderhoof available! Click through to see the images and get a link to the order page.
Member fatbot of the Ozformers message board has sighted a previously unknown pair of RID Legion-class two-packs at his local (to Australia) ToysRUs! They feature Bumblebee vs. Underbite and Optimus Prime vs. the otherwise as-yet unreleased Megatronus! Also interesting is that Bumblebee and Optimus' card art seem to sport modified head designs that the toys within do not. Keep reading to see the photos!
TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has shared a couple of fascinating pieces of art on Twitter in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Transformers: Car Robots, later known in the US as the first Robots In Disguise. The first is a rough color layout for Fire Convoy, AKA Optimus Prime, but the second one is an even older piece, a design sketch for the character. In the early stages Fire Convoy looked a fair bit more like the original Optimus Prime - also, he was a Maximal! Keep reading to see the images!
The official Transformers Facebook page took a moment today to repost some of the Meet The Cast videos that had previously appeared on Youtube, and in the process dropped in that the cartoon's third episode would be hitting Cartoon Network in the US tomorrow morning. Those early risers out there can find the show at its regular timeslot at 6:30am Eastern, but for most of us, it'll be off to set the DVR. Either way, make sure not to miss it!
Chuckdawg1999 has posted a review video for the warrior class Drift figure from the new Robots in Disguise line. This figure which has just started to enter the distribution cycle has been well-received by Chuck, who especially praises it for the design taking sword-handling poses in to account with additional joints. You can click through now to read Chuck's summary of the figure as well as check out the embedded video!
Mr Chaos has reappeared to pass along more information from an unspecified "supercenter" retailer's product listings, focused on the Robots in Disguise line. He notes that the Warrior wave following the current Optimus and Drift assortment will feature Jazz and Sideswipe with a subsequent wave carrying Fracture and Megatronus, who is noted as being a distinct item from the 29.99 pricepoint one we reported on several weeks ago. There's even more than that, so keep reading to find out the rest!
The Transformers official Youtube channel has posted two new videos for the upcoming Robots in Disguise cartoon, spotlighting Optimus Prime and new character Fixit. Each video is about a minute long, and Fixit's video definitely gives more character focus while Optimus Prime's is more the form of an inspirational message than highlighting the traits of the character. Click through to see both embedded videos.