The Japanese toyline for Robots In Disguise, AKA Transformers Adventure, is featuring a lot of molds that didn't make it out in Japan otherwise in new decos. And of course some old TakaraTomy favorites like Nemesis Prime. Today Hisashi Yuki took to Twitter to show off TAV13 Nemesis Prime and TAV14 Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus, both of which look good! The photos also feature a brief cameo by TED05 Junkion, a dumptruck-themed recolor of Age of Extinction Hound. Keep reading to see!
Autobase Aichi has clued us in to Amazon Japan's new postings for April's Transformers Adventure releases! The Japanese equivalent of Robots In Disguise is including a variety of Japan-only releases and/or releases of earlier figures that didn't fit into other lines. This month, it's TAV13 Nemesis Prime - a recolor of Warrior-class Optimus - for 2700 Yen; TAV14 is Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus for 4320 Yen; and lastly there's Big Optimus Prime from the "Easy Dynamic" collection, known here as Hyperchange Optimus Prime. He'll run you 3780 Yen. Keep reading for the photos!
TakaraTomy has posted seventeen
videos to their YouTube channel detailing how to transform the bulk of the TAV (Warriors/Legion) and TED (1-Step and other quick-change) series of Transformers Adventure figures. We've included TAV01 Bumblebee, TAV03 Strongarm, TAV05 Fixit, and TAV11 Bloody Knockout below, so keep reading to see them!
In what appears to be last minute deal, Tranformers and other Hasbro shows will be staying on with Netfilx. As we reported previously, Hasbro and Netflix were to go their own way last month when a new deal fell through. However, without disclosing the terms of the detail. USA Today reports Netflix let be known that Hasbro Studios shows aren't going anywhere. Good news for Netflix customers who need their Transformers fix.
has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
described as "creepily beloved"!
While we'd previously heard a cutoff date of January 1st for G1 and other Hasbro shows, The Wrap reports that Hasbro and Netflix have been unable to come to terms - a situation more or less confirmed by a Tweet from @HasbroNews. So if you really want to catch up on Transformers Prime, Pound Puppies, or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you'd best get to watching now. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese site Hobby Collection has posted a list of upcoming releases from TakaraTomy from the end of April through June of 2015. The Transformers Adventure heading continues to play host to both RID 2015 and a mix of other items including Generations figures not falling under the Legends Series in Japan. There are no pictures so far, but some interesting things in the text. Keep reading!
After being playable for roughly as many months as it was years
in development, gamesindustry.biz reports that Jagex has pulled the plug on Transformers Universe, the MMO turned MOBA turned whatever they wound up calling it. The Runescape creator will move on to developing its own IP once again; the move is not entirely unexpected after a recent round of layoffs. Keep reading for more details!
The official Transformers Facebook page posted a photo gallery "checklist" of all the numbered toys released as the Thrilling 30, the thirty special toys geared more to the older fanbase and meant to help commemorate the line turning thirty years old in 2014. But was the Thrilling 30 ever planned to be more than a packaging tag line - a catchy way of referring to how many years Transformers has pushed on? Keep reading as we break this down, and then let us know what you think!
Variety reports that the Hub will, as previously rumored, become the Discovery Family Channel on October 13th. Discovery will be taking a majority share in the network, but Hasbro will retain a daytime block of programming for its shows such as Transformers Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and presumably the upcoming Transformers Robots In Disguise. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Polygon Pictures has walked away from the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with four awards, two for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters. The other two were for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and between the two series Polygon has taken the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award for the past three years running. We'll see if Robots In Disguise 2015 will help them maintain their lock on the category, but for now keep reading for an excerpt from the article and a link to full details!
Jagex has released the second episode of Under The Hood
, their web series detailing the making and refinement of the Transformers Universe MOBA. This episode focuses on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker's voice recording sessions for the video game as Optimus Prime and Megatron. Keep reading to see!
Composer Kevin Manthei (Invader Zim) revealed on his Tumblr today that he would be co-scoring next year's Transformers: Robots In Disguise
animated series with fellow composer and fellow Kevin, Kevin Kiner (CSI: Miami, Star Wars: Clone Wars). Keep reading for the full announcement!
BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!
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