One again, Hallmark was showing off their upcoming holiday ornaments for the 2016 season with some nice reveals for Transformers Generation 1 fans.
Hallmark are going all G1 this year with two different styles of product. The first are robot modes repros of the original Grimlock and Soundwave toys. The others are what appear to be mini-plush editions of Optimus Prime, Soundwave and Bumblebee.
Look for these to show up in retail for the holidays at a price of $15,95 USD. Read on to see them all in the gallery.
The people at Milk + Soap Studio out of Asia are releasing what appears to be the first in their Sofubi Tranformers Collection From Milk + Soap Studio. The VA-001 Milk Optimus Prime is an interesting new vinyl figure that is made of clear and white opaque plastics based on the G1 style Optimus Prime character.
The small scale figure does not appear to transform, or include any other accessories. The item is priced at 1,080 JPY / $11 USD, with what looks like a release date in October. Read on to see the images in the gallery for more info.
Imaginarium Art has shared on their Facebook page a sample render of another upcoming Transformers statue - Devastator! Having previously shown off statues for Soundwave and Ultra Magnus, as well as a render of a Rodimus Prime, Imaginarium is quickly getting attention in the Transformers community for their detailed offerings. The teaser comes with little in the way of specific detail, but we're sure more will be coming soon! Keep reading to see the image.
Roll Out Roll Call, in collaboration with The Spacebridge and Transformers @ The Moon, have released heretofore unknown images from a Italian GiG toy catalog showing an unused color scheme for the original Scorponok! Most fascinatingly of all, the green and orange with fluorescent green highlights seems very much like it was probably the source of Energon Scorponok's color scheme. Keep reading to see the catalog photos as well as other photos from The Spacebridge of proposed Scorponok & Black Zarak color schemes!
Just up on the officail Prime 1 Studio page are new official images of the PMTF-02 Megatron Transformers: Generation 1 Statue.
The non-transforming statue is one of the best sculpts of the Decepticon Leader we have seen to date. The figure is super detailed with a stunning silver metallic color theme that celebrates most of the glory of Megatron, complete with his P38 arm cannon. We don't see his mace weapon, but there is a new sword weapon that my be the replacement.
Read on to see the images for the PMTF-02 Megatron Transformers Generation 1 Statue.
We've got a little more left to show from Summer Wonderfest yet! Autobase Aichi has delivered a gallery of some of the licensed Transformers works, mostly focused on Prime 1 Studios statues including Optimus Primal, G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron along with a Nemesis Prime redeco, and several more movie based ones, including Shockwave. We also get a good shot of Ultimetal Ultra Magnus, though only in its basically fully assembled state. Click through to see the mirrored photos.
We've still got Transformers coming in from San Diego Comic Con tonight. Our team at the show has just sent over a gallery of photos from the prime 1 Studio display, showing off their new G1-based Optimus Prime statue. Highly detailed and featuring interesting restyling, this statue shipping between July and September of 2017 is set to run $999, making it ideal for the most hardcore Optimus Prime collector. Keep reading to see our gallery below!
Finally we have from today';s SDCC reveals the official images for a new wave of Alt Modes figures. The small SD style figures feature a clever switch-activated auto transformation turning their bodies between tiny vehicles and tiny robots. This lineup will feature characters like Sideswipe, Hound, megatron, and of course a new Optimus Prime variant. Keep reading to see the images!
Already well acquainted with the larger world of Transformers thanks to a number of live action movie series figures, ThreeA is announcing today the first entry in a new Generation One themed line. Of course the debut figure is Optimus Prime, as if anyone would ever expect differently. Plus it's already planned to see an Ultra Magnus variant, and an exclusive Nemesis Prime edition.
ThreeA has released a statement about the new project along with image compilations of a prototype and a digitally colored version to show what the final product will look like - keep reading!
MP-11SW MASTERPIECE SKYWARP REISSUE -
This Skywarp reissue by Takara is a black and purple redeco of the new MP-11 Starscream mold that features some extensive retooling to bring the design back into a more G1-accurate look. The legs now incorporate his tail-fins, the wingtips no longer curve into one another, the new head has collapsible fins, new heel spurs flip out to give more support in its 10” tall robot mode, and new machine guns no longer have to be removed during transformation. The figure also features chest-mounted flip-up missile racks. Skywarp comes with the original version of the Megatron gun that first came with Masterpiece Optimus Prime. He also comes with a Doctor Arkeville pilot figure identical to the previous MP-6 release. $189.99
Surely never to be topped in terms of retail price as the costliest Ultra Magnus that ever will be, we have new official shots of Ultimetal Ultra Magnus. This round of images is in full color with all paint details in place, showing off the fully armored form with some specific paint app callouts, and likewise proving the white Optimus base body is there with its removable pieces still in use and the mechanical skeleton below. Action Toys is listing this at over 5000 Hong Kong Dollars - about $720 USD today, so this is probably something only on the radar of a select few. See the pictures below!
The Instagram account of Prime1Studios has posted a teaser image for their next Premium Masterline figure! With hashtags indicating it is once again sculpted by Josh Nizzi, we get a look at PMTF-2 Soundwave! ...well, his shoulder. But Laserbeak is on the shoulder! Keep reading to have a look.
Prime1Studio has posted a gallery of images of their new PMTF-1 Optimus Prime statue! Coming in at 2 feet tall and USD $1000, the statue features LED eyes and was designed by famed Transformers movie concept designer Josh Nizzi - and in a different, perhaps better world, this would have made a great
movie design for Optimus Prime. A limited edition of 750 will have Prime's trademark energy axe instead of the normal edition of 1500's Ion Blaster. Keep reading to see!
When Hasbro wanted to roll out their own cartoon series in the 80s, They went to Japan to work with Takara's Microman and Diaclone toy lines. Drawing the primary sources for the Transformers G1 toys that debuted in 1985.
While only a small portion of the Microman series were utilized for Hasbro's Transformers. Microman toys were sold in America well before in 1976 as Mego's Micronaughts toys. Great to see these line together again under the Hasbro umbrella. Which, are set to join forces in the new IDW REVOLUTION crossover extravaganza!
Uproxx has posted official photography of the SDCC GI Joe And The Transformers Set! Featuring in this set are Scarlett with Powerglide (as made from the Cobra Rattler mold) and Zartan with Soundwave (As represented by a HISS Tank with a really nice deco.) Interestingly, the article mentions that in addition to the San Diego Comic Con and HasbroToyShop releases, the set will be available at Fan Expo Canada in September. Will this be true of the other SDCC sets? No clue yet, but keep reading for the photos!
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