This week on Radio Free: HasCon is over and we're back home. We spend much of the show recapping and sharing our thoughts of Hasbro's first convention. Did it match our expectations? Besides all of the news coming out of HasCon, we have new information from Takara-Tomy on G2 Megatron, finally! Also on the show we have our interview with John Warden and Ben Montano from Hasbro, as well as our interview with Pablo Calvo of Space Ape Games! Check it out!
Singapore Fangroup Planet Iacon has posted images from their hometown Singapore Toy, Game, & Comic Convention 2017 to Facebook! On display are Flame Toys' super-detailed, super-articulated Drift, MP-12+ Masterpiece Sideswipe Animation Version, LG50 Legends Series Sixshot, and LG-EX God Ginrai in all his retro-chromed glory. Keep reading to see it all!
The website Fansided has posted official images of the Power of the Primes Dinobots from HasCon 2017! And with we also get the official image of Leader Optimus Prime... and some pricing info. It looks like we are in for yet another price increase, though not across all price points. Keep reading for details.
At his joint panel with eternal co-star and friend Frank Welker, G1/Film/Aligned Optimus Prime voice Peter Cullen let it slip that Susan Blu, accomplished voice director and voice of G1 Arcee, would be inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame this year. Keep reading for the tweet from @TFU_INFO and more details on Blu's career!
By which we mean, "Slash can seat a Prime Master or Titan Master on/in her back in Dino Mode." This revelation comes to us by way of M Sipher on Twitter, who is at HasCon alongside folks from Radio Free Cybertron and TFormers! While we don't yet know if she interacts with Volcanicus, the freshly-announced Dinobot combiner, this is still pretty cool. Keep reading to see the image!
Thanks once again to Eric Crownover, we've got our first image of Power of the Primes Voyager Starscream's combined form! There's not a lot of details - and the package conveniently omits who you might combine him with, with very few appropriate candidates in the line so far - but he's got his G1 crown in this mode, so all is well. Battles between Lord Starscream and Sky Reign will soon be a possibility... keep reading for a closer look!
Be aware! If you're at HasCon 2017, be advised: contrary to the printed schedule and what we reported on earlier, the Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Brand Panel time has been changed from 5:30 PM EDT to TEN MINUTES FROM THIS POSTING, 11:30 AM EDT. Even the printed schedules are incorrect on this, with the website being the only indicator. Thanks to Eric Crownover for confirming this for us!
The Transformers Cars Facebook page has also posted images of the Prototypes display at HasCon 2017! There's a lot of grayscale figures from lines of recent years on display, and even a few color pieces like an unproduced Battle Damage War For Cybertron Bumblebee! But also, there's a grayscale copy of Power of the Primes Voyager Starscream... and he's wearing his special "Bucklers," which are undeniably dedicated feet for his Combiner Mode! Keep reading to see it all!
The Transformers Cars Facebook page has posted the first photos of the Power of the Primes display from HasCon 2017! As you might expect, it's all stuff we saw at SDCC 2017, and the special "bucklers" that would likely confirm his Combiner capabilities are still not present on Voyager Starscream. All in all, exactly what we'd expect the display to look like before the Hasbro panel. Keep reading for the photos!
Stan just dropped by to let us know he will be performing in concert at HASCON (Hasbro/Transformers convention) on Sept 9, and will be on hand for autographs throughout the weekend of Sept 8-10!
Stan will also be there promoting his new album “Change the World”. The official release of the album is Sept 22, but advance copies will be available at the convention.
Primitive Prime would've been cool even without the benefit of being only $5 more than a Leader class figure usually is. But he's also that - if you got it in the very brief window it was available. But he's a fun recolor, has a great new set of accessories, and his head turns into a tiny robot named Shreddicus Maximus. What's not to love? Click through to see the review in text and photos as well as video for this figure!
Thanks to the fine folks at Hasbro, we've got the SDCC 2017 exclusive Revolution Boxset to show you all, and we're starting off with a huge gallery of the entire set! The Revolution set includes Leader Class Jetfire which is virtually identical to the TakaraTomy Legends release, plus figures of ROM, a Dire Wraith, Action Man, Matt Trakker, Roadblock, Leoric, and a small army of Micronauts. Understandably, that resulted in a lot of photos - almost 400 of them! So you can check out in detail the full contents of this huge boxset, so click through and get started now. And we have a handy "chapter" list in the full post below to go right where you want to start!
Hasbro just announced that Transformers: The Last Knight star Mark Wahlberg will be joining the exciting HASCON line-up on Saturday, September 9th! Mark will be participating in the Transformers: The Last Knight panel, and he’ll also celebrate the Transformers legacy at the 10 Years of Transformers VIP Dinner on Saturday evening. You can find full details below. HASCON is taking place September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.