More Generation 1
It's been... what, maybe a couple weeks now? Which means it's time for another Japanese toy show. Today, courtesy of TAG Hobby, we've got new shots of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style model kits of Starscream, Skywarp, & Thundercracker, and they look pretty good! While Skywarp and Thundercracker are running in terror at the sight of Megatron, Starscream seems to have skipped straight to the dry heaves. Keep reading to see the images!
Apparently QTransformers has been a hit for TakaraTomy, as figures 23 through 31 have just been announced along with a couple of special edition sets featuring guest characters. QT23-25 are new versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown based on the QTransformers animation. Following that are Shockwave, Soundwave, Cliffjumper and a trio of Seekers. Lastly we've got Hello Kitty and a set of Evangelions, who all become G1 Optimus Prime-style trucks. Keep reading for photos!
Thanks to our good friend Pixel Dan from over at ToyNewI who's sent over a brand new Unboxing video review and images for the Loyal Subjects Transformers Wave 3 Action Vinyls Mini Figures. Get a look at the latest wave that features 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! Read on to see the review for the full details now.
Planet X has posted images of City Guardian, a Omega Sentinel-themed version of their Omega Supreme toy, Genesis! The image is captioned that they are "testing it for fun," suggesting that they might be trying to gauge interest in a release of the figure. Keep reading for the images and a link back to their Facebook page so you can let them know what you think!
TakaraTomy has posted new images of Unite Warriors Menasor to their store page! While we'd seen this photo before, it was usually smaller, watermarked, or both. Also included are new images of Drag Strip and Motormaster, as well as a group shot of the Stunticons in both modes. Keep reading to see!
TF GENERATIONS VOYAGER MEGATRON ASIA EXCLUSIVE
This purple, green, black, and silver Voyager Megatron is a redeco of Revenge of the Fallen: N.E.S.T. Global Alliance Voyager Class Bludgeon that comes with a new smiling head, a sword, and a dagger. Megatron transforms between a Japanese Type 90 tank and a samurai style robot. He stands approximately 7 inches tall in robot mode and is listed for $59.99.
Looks like more Platinum Edition G1 figures will be coming to town. Thanks to a new reveal on ACToys, we have a look at the Autobot Intel Ops set in the box. The image shows what is another gift-set type offering that include the Autobot's Perceptor as well as Blaster with his cassette tape bots Ramhorn, Steeljaw, and Eject figures. Fortunately, these appear to follow their original G1 color themes. Read on to see the image for more details.
Make sure your badges are centered, because user Starscream韋 from Weibo has posted a couple of pictures of an in-hand Leader-class Ultra Magnus! The eagerly-anticipated figure looks just as good in hand as it did at Toy Fair - hopefully Thundercracker and Armada Megatron won't jam up shelves and it'll be available sooner rather than later. Keep reading to see the images!
Paul Dini has tweeted that writer and producer Roger Slifer has died of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in 2012. Slifer, credited as an associate producer on Seasons 2 and 3 of the G1 cartoon and associate story consultant, also wrote the live-action segments featuring Tommy Kennedy used for G1's stint as a Saturday-morning cartoon. Slifer's non-Transformers credits include co-creating Lobo at DC Comics, and being immortalized as the localization name for one of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s three Egyptian God Cards. The tweet can be viewed along with links for more information by continuing to the full story.
Dr. Wu has started a new imprint known as Dr. Q, and the first product up is a 4" tall Babylock! Patterned, of course, after G1 Grimlock's T-Rex mode except with childlike/SD proportions, Babylock is scheduled to ship in late April at a price of $40. Keep reading for images and a link to a preorder page from site sponsor TFSource!
Hasbro's website has posted new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain! Blitzwing looks just about as good in tank mode as he did as a robot or jet... and so does Astrotrain. These recolors really have been fascinating to see, and I can't want to see if I can ask more about them at BotCon this year. Keep reading to see!
TAGHobby has posted a couple of magazine scans showing off MP-25 Tracks, now in full color and good resolution! The toy's looking sharp in both modes - all three
modes rather - and nicely poseable. We also get a nice shot of the whole package in one place, with Tracks in Flight Mode on his stand and Raoul and Blaster on the base. Don't expect anything from that Blaster but a Raoul-sized radio, because they are both tiny.
Keep reading to see!
Full Metal Hero has posted a story showing that Floro Dery, the character designer for much of the G1 cartoon including The Transformers: The Movie
, is selling a new print of Unicron on Etsy. Done in 2014, the print displays a colorful, highly-detailed version of Unicron ripping a planet - perhaps Cybertron? - in half. The print is one of a kind and the asking price is $500 US. Keep reading to see and for links!
That was quick, huh? Autobase Aichi has found a small photo showing off the entire wave from Japanese retailer Nonstop. While it's difficult to make most of them out, there seems to be RID Drift and Fixit in addition to the G1 Prime, G1 Shockwave, and Beast Wars Megatron we reported on before.
Keep reading to squint at the photo!
The Tiny Titans minifigure line has solicited its third wave of blindbagged figures through Diamond Comics, and the PREVIEWSworld website has sample images! Revealed for this set are G1 Optimus Prime and Shockwave, but more surprisingly a Beast Wars Megatron! Most of the paint seems to have gone into the heads - robot and dinosaur - but even so it looks like fun. Keep reading to see!
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