Last week, among the stories we reported on from Transformers Expo 2014 was the custom sticker set that turns a clear red and black EZ Collection/Legends Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime. Kinda. Today, Autobase Aichi has posted full scans of that giveaway comic along with high-quality package-art-style Yokohama Decepticons logo. The comic has it all, from Beast Wars Megatron to Dr. Arkeville to Dark Energon. Keep reading to see!
Masabon has taken a nice, detailed gallery of photos for the Transformers Expo Japan-exclusive Nemesis Grimlock, a Nemesis recolor of Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Grimlock. I think at this late date it's fair to just declare "Nemesis" a color palette since 90% of people reading this will know exactly
what I mean. That said, it looks pretty nice in those colors- keep reading to see for yourself!
Robot Kingdom has posted more images to their Facebook page, among which are better images of the die for G1 Optimus Prime that give a better idea of what exactly is on this sprue. The blue and vac-metal parts are gang-molded - no surprise to anyone who's ever scraped the chrome on their figure - and it seems as though there may be removable stops to allow the shortening of smokestacks for US rereleases. Keep reading to see the details!
Via Masabon's 2005 thread, we also have images of an interesting display from Transformers Expo 2014: An original mold for G1 Optimus Prime! Repaired repeatedly for reuse over the course of 30 years, the huge metal die in question seems to be for the chromed parts of the figure- you can make out what appear to be the grille and front bumper, wheel hubs and gas tanks. Keep reading to get a closer look!
Auto Assembly 2014 is the premiere UK Transformers convention, and it's happening next weekend! Full Metal Hero reports that IDW artist Nick Roche will be on hand, selling prints of sketches of the More Than Meets The Eye
Season 2 crew, as well as the Lost Light crew Holoavatars seen in Season 1's field trip to Hedonia. Also, colorist Josh Burcham has contributed design for a "Dinoband" tshirt to be sold at the con. Apparently musical Transformers is a theme this year! Keep reading for mirrored images of all three.
Planet Iacon has posted a collection of images of upcoming TakaraTomy releases, most of them in-package. Among the crowd are Transformers Expo exclusive Nemesis Prime, from the Lost Age/Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime mold. Also the TRU exclusive "Rusty" version of that mold, the Legends Commander Collection/Robot Masters reissues, and more! Keep reading to check it out!
More WonFes pictures coming in! Fewture Models- producers of high-end figures and statues, most notably of Mazinger-Z -are showing up new articulated nontransforming figures of G1 female Transformers Arcee and Elita-1. Keep reading for the image!
Comic-Con International may be winding down, but Japan's Wonder Festival is just getting going, and of course that means Transformers! Sentinel's Gigantic Action Scorponok is shown along with a Black Zarak version, complete with G1 Fortress Maximus for scale. They scale up pretty well! And then we've got a photo of a super-deformed Optimus Prime from Kotobukiya that comes with an ion blaster, energy axe, some alternate hands and a cutified version of Prime's truck mode. Click through to see the photos!
Robot Kingdom has posted a gallery of Hasbro Asia's booth from ACGHK 2014, including looks at the second Hot Toys release of Optimus Prime, this time in Megatron-Corpse-Wearin' Flavor. Also present are some limited edition releases of Age of Extinction toys, Dual Model Kit TF4 Optimus Prime, and the Kids Logic precious metal-plated SD figurines. Keep reading for all the mirrored images!
BaCon's still at the Hasbro Breakfast at Comic-Con International 2014, and he's got photos of the promo for Robots in Disguise 2015! Click the title to see! (...is that Smokescreen returning from Prime Beast Hunters in a more G1ish design?)
TakaraTomy has posted new images of their Japanese con-exclusive Grimlock and Slug! Transformers Expo takes place from August 9th through 17th, and the pair of exclusive Age of Extinction/Lost Age Dinobots in G1 colors will be available for pickup at the show. If I'm reading the official site correctly, Deluxe Slug/Slag alone will be 6,000 Yen (about $60) before middleman/international shipping. So good luck, collectors! Click through for photos and a link to the official Transformers Expo site.
Twitter user @deefuzz has posed in-package images of Fansproject's LER-01 Columpio in Diaclone Sludge-inspired colors (and package!), as well as Kar Krash, a G2 recolor of their CA-09 Car Crash, AKA Not-Breakdown. Wouldn't be a Transformers con without a G2 Breakdown, and the Ks are definitely extra-90s. Click through to see the images!
Scans have surfaced of the booklet for the controversial SDCC 2014 "Knights of Unicron" boxset. Beating the joke to death on epic levels, you can read the alternate history of Cybertron's most famous hair-metal band, their decline, individual careers, and reunion tour. You have never seen so many words replaced with "Bot" in one place in your life. Keep reading to see the scans!
And if you haven't seen enough photos to feel like you're really at
BotCon yet, BaCon's got a nice, meaty gallery of the dealer room for you too! See anything you're looking for? Maybe something rare? Or maybe somebody you know? Click the title to see the full gallery of 50+ photos!
BaCon's added another nice, big gallery of the BotCon 2014 Knights 3-pack featuring Alpha Trizer, Flareup, and Apelinq! Trizer is a recolor Transformers Prime Thundertron meant to be an aged version of Cheetor; Flareup is a recolor of Prime RID Arcee (soon to be partially recycled as Generations Chromia), and Apelinq is our second recolor for this con of the Beast Wars 10th/Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Primal mold. Click through to see the 82 images of the figures and their bios!
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