James "CerealGeek" Eatock
continues to share images of his recent acquisition of Marvel/Sunbow Productions Transformers cartoon documents! Today, Eatock has posted images of Mirage that include a very different early pass on the design as well as a color guide for Ravage showing a blue and red color scheme. Keep reading to see!
Imaginarium Art has posted a new image of their upcoming G1 Arcee statue to Facebook. The sculpt - whose appearance could probably be accomplished on a human woman with a skintight costume or even bodypaint - embraces some of the sculpt issues and deco issues RAC addressed in his review of Generations Arcee many years ago.
It's not specified which of their two sizes it'll be made in, but we'll likely find out more soon. Keep reading to see.
We've found out tonight that Walmart has a product listing up for the unexpected brand new Hasbro reissue of G1 Hot Rod. Rumored to be the exclusive retailer for this product at least in the United States, Walmart's listing includes high res stock photos of the package, which we've seen before, plus the robot and vehicle modes. Interestingly, it looks like the colors particularly on the pelvis sticker have been tweaked versus the G1 original, trading some of the deeper red for orange. Hot Rod is not available or priced so far, but you can keep reading to check out the photos!
UK Retailer Kapow Toys
has posted a listing for the G1 Reissue Hot Rod
that our site sponsor Robotkingdom
recently put up a preorder for. This listing is interesting on two points, which we'll get to after the jump!
has posted a preorder page for their G1 Jazz statue! Due out in August of this year at a preorder price of roughly $300 USD, the preorder period for the statue ends on June 16th. Keep reading to see the color image!
Bluefin expands its catalog of Transformers products as it opens pre-orders for the Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys.
This unique (non-transforming) rendering of the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming form Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modelling company, TRGGER.
The official Facebook page for The Toys That Made Us,
Netflix's toy-themed documentary series, has posted an image to promote a livestream happening tonight at 7PM US Eastern Time. Why is this relevant to us here on TFormers? Well, not only is there a Transformers episode due with the new season of TTTMU, but also the image they used to promote this is the infamous unreleased 1986 Unicron prototype! Keep reading to have a look.
Artist Emiliano Santalucia
has posted a work-in-progress image of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' G1 Optimus Prime statue! The torso is on display, and the animation-themed cell-shaded look, strongly reminiscent of Transformers: Devastation
, is pretty impressive so far. Keep reading for the image!
Flame Toys has shared a number of promo photos for their first Furai Model series release - Optimus Prime. This licensed action figure model kit is priced at about $40 and will be approximately 6 inches tall when built. Flame Toys notes that the model will use a combination of hard ABS plastic for the main body structure, along with a softer plastic for the joints making up the 40 points of articulation for durability, and that while experienced modelers will be able to make this Optimus their own, the multi-color plastic injection process will also make this perfectly accessible to beginners. Click through see all of the photos.
So long, Autobots! It's time for action with Starscream™, the power-hungry Decepticon Air Commander who considers himself the leader of the future. Fans of the classic Transformers® robots will relive the excitement of childhood each holiday season as they unbox this Christmas tree ornament.
Have you ever been so enamored of a piece of G1 packaging art that you wished you could own a copy to hang in your home? You might be able to scratch that itch right now. We've recently learned that Mark Watts, artist for a range of classic Transformers packaging is selling large prints of his work for use with his "Table Art" system - which is essentially a thick metal frame that can be converted to a small table. There are 28 prints to choose from, but at $95 per 22"x34" piece, it's not exactly a small investment. Click through for a few samples and link back to the artist's website.
on Twitter, we've now seen new Transformers G1 products from Super7! Most intriguing is the Keshi Surprise
series, blindboxed minifigures based on the M.U.S.C.L.E.
format known in Japan as "Keshi" or "Keshi Gomu." Also present are 12" Super Cyborgs
which are G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron figures with transparencies to show their inner workings. All this, plus drinking glasses and enamel pins. Keep reading to see!
Just in form Toy Fair 2018, we have news of two new Transformers figures from Flame Toys. What appear to be non-transforming editions of Optimus Prime and Starscream. These look a lot like the designs we saw from their Kuro Kara Kuri Drift with extended articulation and weapons.
Update: these are said to be offered as model kits that you assemble yourself. No word on their price and release date at this time. Read on to see the images of both figures.
Coming to us throw Dengeki Hobby, we have the first reveal of an upcoming Masterpiece exclusive. MP-17+ follows along the likes of red Alert and Sideswipe as an "anime" colors version of Masterpiece Prowl. The deco is most distinctly different with the blue tint to the windows as well as more simplified markings to be better in line with how the character was represented in the cartoon. Along with that, this release will include the shoulder rocket accessories that were previously a bonus item for purchasing through a specific Japanese retailer. MP-17+ Prowl appears to be a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive, due for release in September. Click through to see the photos!
Statue Day continues as Statue Season, it seems! Today Imaginarium Art
has updated their Facebook with a promotional image for "Judgment," one of the five faces (of darkness, natch) seen on the Quintessons in G1 Transformers. Promising a respondent to the image that they will formally announce the piece "very soon," no doubt Imaginarium will first post designs for the other four faces first. Keep reading to see!
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