More Generation 1
Via an anonymous source, we have packaged photos of a Platinum Series three pack of the G1 Insecticons. These toys were reissued several years ago exclusively at Toys R Us - largely featuring replacement names due to trademarking issues, something this set corrects. We have no information on pricing or intended time of release, however there's a cross-sell on the box that shows the "Seeker Squadron" of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. Click through for the photos, and keep watch for future updates on these sets!
The TakaraTomy official Twitter account has once again brought us preview photos of the soon to be released Masterpiece Ultra Magnus. Today's series focuses on how specific portions of the toy's transformation work, one accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration to make the context a little clearer. While Magnus doesn't look like the most complicated toy, it's doing a good job of looking like a media-inspired Ultra Magnus! Keep reading to see the images.
These days, invariably, you will find good condition factory sealed vintage Generation 1 Transformers preserved, immortalized, imprisoned, desecrated (delete as appropriate) in an acrylic display case, with a grade attached. The AFA – or Action Figure Authority – grade toys like Transformers be they factory sealed, opened and unused or even loose.
Planet Iacon has posted images of the next assortment of Kids Logic's 9cm SD minifigures! Largely the assortment is recolors of existing molds - Skywarp, Thundercracker, Soundblaster, and Ultra Magnus are recolors of Starscream, Soundwave, and Optimus Prime. But we also add the Insecticon Kickback to the mix! Keep reading to see the photos! UPDATE!
These figures will be available at Toy Soul 2014, a Hong Kong toy convention happening this weekend. Link to Kids Logic's page added for more details!
Today we celebrate the birth of Combiners in Transformers, for on December 15th, 1984 heavy Metal War premiered, and with it came the debut of Devastator who would be just the first of many teams of combining Transformers. It's appropriate this occasion falls just as Combiner Wars is beginning to reach fans around the world. If you're still waiting to find the toys, then relive the episode that started it all with Radio Free Cybertron's Transformers Rewind segment featuring Heavy Metal War, embedded below!
Gothamist reports that Transformers Generation One will be taken out of circulation on Netflix on January 1st 2015. If you've yet to (re)watch the series and have a Netflix subscription, you've got two weeks to get some friends together and catch it while you can! GI Joe is also on the chopping block, so consider setting aside some time to recreate your weekday afternoons before the turn of the year. Keep reading for the full list of shows and films leaving Netflix next year!
It's that time of year again, time to donate to Toys For Tots. If you are going out shopping between now and Christmas, we are asking all of our readers to take the opportunity to pick up at least one unwrapped toy and drop it off at a local Toys For Tots drop-off location. It can really make a difference in helping those less fortunate.
Holiday Sales! DX9 D03i - INVISIBLE (TRANSPARENT PHANTOM) This transforms from a 1980's F1 race car to a 6.4" tall robot. It is listed at $89.99.
As we reported on before,
Transformers G1 and Regeneration One penciler Andrew Wildman has organized a massive group of G1 and RG1 talents to sign copies of the final issue of that run in order to benefit G1 plotter and Rocket Raccoon creator Bill Mantlo. Mantlo has required constant care since a devastating car accident in the 90s, and freelancers like comics pros have no health care. The second round of comics is up on eBay now - keep reading to get a link, help a comics pro and fellow human being, and get a very limited comic for yourself!
Have you thought about Fastlane and Cloudraker more than, say, twice in the last 25 years? ...you have!? Wow. That being the case, X2Toys (with photos thanks to our sponsor Robotkingdom) has the toys for you with a really nice looking set of figures based on the G1 Autobot Clones! Keep reading for selected photos and more details!
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The Kids Logic Facebook page has posted images of a Toy Soul exclusive version of their SD Megatron figure, now in shiny gold chrome! Still included are the extra parts: the extra face, the hands, the energy mace, and the fusion cannonless forearm. It'll be available at the Toy Soul show in Hong Kong on December 19th-21st, but for now you can keep reading to see the shiny little tyrant!
Blacklai has come through again, giving us a nice, meaty gallery of Superion images. Superion looks much better than Fall of Cybertron Bruticus by basically every metric: articulation, proportion, heft. He's also using Powerglide in Gun Mode for the complete package- keep reading to see the gallery!
It's a big day for the MegaDrive Megatron mold. Hot on the heels of a lucky draw campaign announcement, the TakaraTomy ARTS website has listed a special version, limited to 1000 pieces that redresses Megatron as a Sega Genesis. Changing red robot detail for purple and adding Genesis stamps and US-version Sonic cartridge labeling, it's a minor but distinct change. Keep reading for availability information and pictures!
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