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!
The super-talented Sarah Stone, artist of IDW's Windblade mini-series, will be appearing at TFCon Chicago! The con takes place from October 24th to 26th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Stone will be avaialble throughout the con for prints, signings, and commisions. Keep reading for the official announcement!
ToysRUs/BabiesRUs Japan are offering a Transformers 30th Anniversary Memorial Book to the first 1000 people who bring them a Transformers Expo ticket stub between August 9th and 17th. It's unclear what the book contains at the moment, but the cover's pretty nice- Keep reading to see it!
Auto Assembly, the UK's biggest Transformers convention, has announced that this year will mark their first third-party panel! The panel will take place on Sunday and will feature toy consultant Ceno Kibble (MMC, Mech Ideas, cute nickname) and freelance designer Cassy Sark (MMC, KFC, etc.). Keep reading for the full official announcement!
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!
If you missed some or all of the SDCC 2014 Transformers news coverage from last week, we got you covered with our massive roundup of news and updates from the convention. Get the scoop on all the news, images, videos, panels, and more as it happenend right here in a single post that includes all our coverage from the show. Read on too see it all now.
More Wonderfest news! We just saw the renders of Original Playstation Optimus Prime the other day, and now there's a test shot on display at WonFes. 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!
Announced at SDCC 2014, G1 Slog is probably the least different from his retail deco but if you want to round out your Comic-Con G1 Dinobots set, he's a must-have! Amazon has put up a preorder page for the figure, who has a list price of $34.99 and a ship date of December 15th. Keep reading for mirrored images and a link, and get your holiday shopping for the Dinobot fan in your life done now!
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.
Just in from BaCon is a quick shot of all the Hasbro SDCC exclusives, including Knights of Unicron and the G1 Dinobots featured on an order form catalog from the Hasbro Toy Shop booth. Hasbro's offering a diverse assortment of exclusive merchandise at the show this weekend, and at least a little bit of all of it should come up available on Hasbro Toy Shop online for those who can;t make it out in person this year.
Hasbro Toy Shop is offering 10% off your next order from the online store using coupon code COMIC2014
. This code is good through August 10th, but despite the timing of the release will not be valid towards SDCC exclusives when they are posted for sale on HTS. Other standard exclusions apply towards specific large items, and of course tax and shipping are calculated separately!
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