It's taken a while and we've had some interesting side-trips - wouldn't give up Kreons for the world - but we're finally getting the Transformers building product we all dreamed of: buildable brick Transformers that change modes without having to be rebuilt. Keep reading for the first promotional images of the upcoming Kre-O Battle Changers!
Tformers is at SDCC 2014 covering the news live as it happens. Get ready for the IDW Comics panel. Get the news on Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, Magic The Gathering and many more comics updates that will be coming this and next year. Read on for the fill reporting and images.
The Omegalock Facebook group has posted images of the Hot Spot analogue in the TFC Prometheus set, and it looks pretty decent. Omegalock announced that they'd have the figure along with other as-yet unproduced third party prototypes at this year's Auto Assembly, so if you're in the UK for the second weekend of August be sure to go check them out! Keep reading for the pictures!
Two different online retailers have altered their release date for Masterpiece Wheeljack to Late September 2014, indicating that the figure may be delayed. Meanwhile, Amazon has not changed their release date, so its possible that the Hypnochip Disruptor version may be available sooner. We'll keep you posted, but for now you can click through and see the revised listings for yourself.
BaCon's got new pictures of Funko's Transformers Hikari Vinyls! Distinct from the company's POP!Vinyl, Hikary Vinyls are small figurines made of translucent, glittered vinyl to assure that they catch the light well ("hikari" is the Japanese word for "light.") Check out the photos below!
Tformers is live on the ground at SDCC 2014 covering all the news as it happens. Get ready for the Hasbro Transformers Panel report that we will be publishing live The panel is complete! Read on for our report and slides from the event.
Transformers Asia has posted a new silhouetted teaser image showing what appears to be Optimus Prime with some nasty shoulder cannons. They promise more details at the Hasbro booth at Hong Kong convention ACGHK, which runs through this weekend. Meanwhile, another image has appeared of a second Hot Toys Optimus Prime, this one wearing Megatron's corpse. The silhouette is close enough that this could be the one, but click through and judge for yourself!
Singapore fan group Planet Iacon has posted images of Kids Logic's next SD Mecha Nations figure, MN05 G1 Starscream! He's adorable, and has light-up eyes, null rays, and boot jets. He also has a Megatron gun! Keep reading for mirrored photos!
Hot Toys posted images to their Facebook of an articulated non-transforming version of G1 Optimus Prime that, for some reason, is wearing Starscream's wings. The Special Edition bonus part, a tradition of Hot Toys releases... is Starscream's severed head. The wings are removable however, and Hot Toys makes some very attractive, elaborate figures- so if you've been wanting a really big modern remake of Action Master Optimus Prime, you're in luck. Keep reading for the full photo gallery and official announcement!
First contact between Cybertron and Earth (as represented by GI Joe) didn't go so well. Second contact is coming... and it couldn't be any worse, right? "I Saw Three Ships" is written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art, colors, and lettering by Scioli. Continue to full review
No one can deny, Hasbro have been putting pedal to the metal rolling out a TON of new Transformers Age of Extinction products this year. According to the latest report from MarketWatch, Hasbro's Transformers sales increased 32% to bring a hefty $335.8 million in sales for the last quarter. This was backed up by strong sales for My Little Pony as well, but didn't help Hasbro meet Wall street expectations due to weak sales from games and pre-school products that are losing out to the mobile apps market. Read on for more details on Hasbro's latest earnings.
Autobase Aichi has linked to a Facebook page crammed full of out-of-package images of Generations Leader Jetfire, showing off his impressive height, his combining weaponry, a makeshift Gerwalk/Guardian mode, and a reasonably tasteful and impressive use of chrome. Keep reading for a mirrored gallery of images!
CT-02 TEMPEST - Keith's Fantasy Club has released this purple futuristic jet plane that can change into a robot. It comes with a smaller robot that becomes a gun, and the set is listed at $75.99. ARES TFC-04 AETHON - This figure changes from robot to bull and forms a leg of the mighty Ares gestalt. it is priced at $99.99.
Happy Friday! This week Retro Robot Radio and TFormers.com start the Ladybird Books stories with the first in the series, Autobots' Lightning Strike by science fiction author John Grant from 1985. In this story the Autobots attempt to harness the power of a lightning storm, but the Decepticons can't be far behind can they? Art in this book is done by Mike Collins (Marvel Comics artist) and Mark Farmer (Marvel and DC comic artist).
In a rather subtle piece of satire appearing on National Report
- a political "news" site that seemingly dances right on the razor's edge of Poe's Law
- "Micheal" Bay (whose name is not spelled correctly once
) spoils Transformers 5 for us by announcing that he'll be killing off Optimus Prime and replacing him with Rodimus. Keep reading for an excerpt and a link, which may include Age of Extinction Spoilers!
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