Sarah Stone, who joined IDW this year as the artist for Mairghread Scott's excellent Windblade comic, has now made the cover of Diamond's monthly catalog, Previews! Previews is the ordering catalog for the direct-distribution comics market, and the cover is a gorgeous illustration for the Days of Deception event that begins in November. Keep reading to see the cover!
TakaraTomy has published images of the official variety for Advanced Series AD-29 Slog and AD-30 Sky Drift! Slog is the most G1ish of the movie Dinobots in his default color scheme, and Sky Drift is the Japanese name for the Voyager Helicopter Drift which is a recolor of Dark of the Moon Skyhammer. Keep reading for more details!
PaxCybertron has also posted a review for Windblade, the Fan-Made Bot that IDW has left many of us eager to purchase. Pax reports that she's decent, with a few minor issues. Keep reading to see the review!
The prolific Masabon has put out a series of images for Takara's G1 version of Generations Voyager Grimlock! Somewhat different than the Hasbro version from SDCC, it's a pretty good G1ifying of the mold. Keep reading for sampled photos and a link to Masabon1980's full gallery!
YouTuber PaxCybertron has posted a review of the upcoming remold of Generations Armada Starscream, Jhiaxus! Introduced in the Transformers G2 comic where he was not orange, Jhiaxus went on to appear in IDW/Simon Furman's Regeneration One comic where he was also
not orange, and also in IDW's main Generations continuity where he was briefly orange after years of not
being orange, because his single orange appearance was designed after this toy
. Keep reading to see the review!
Pax Cybertron has followed up his images post with a Generations Nightbeat video review. Nightbeat is a reuse of the Bumblebee/Goldfire mold- it's not as nice a figure as the Jazz mold shown previously, but it is more accurate to the original G1 body type. Then there's that yellow paint on blue plastic not working too well, though... keep reading to see the full video review now.
Thanks again Pax Cybertron we have some more images this time of the IDW inspired Crosscut figure. Get a look at the Transformers Generations deluxe class toy that is a remake of the Generations Skids character with a newly molded head and paint scheme to go with. This figure was displayed at BotCon and SDCC this year and is expect to hit store shelves anytime now. Read on to see the out of package images.
Hero-X has revealed the package art for the premium figure for Transformers Generations 2014 Volume 1, Trainbot Shouki with Targetmaster Daniel! Shouki is a Headmasters Trainbot recolor of Classics Astrotrain, and his Targetmaster is none other than Daniel Witwicky, taken from a Power Core Combiners mold (funnily enough named Groundspike.) The alternate transformation of the mold from claw to bow is also pretty clever. Keep reading for the picture!
Pax Cybertron has shared images of Generations Nightbeat. Nightbeat is a reuse of the Bumblebee/Goldfire mold- it's not as nice a figure as the Jazz mold shown previously, but it is more accurate to the original G1 body type. Then there's that yellow paint on blue plastic not working too well, though... keep reading for some mirrored images and a link!
In the past, Prowl questions if Optimus Prime is capable of leading the Autobots in to the future, while in the present, Prowl's pursuit of his own ends jeopardize the discovery of Alpha Trion in the custody of the humans. "Earthfall: Chapter 5" Written by John Barber, Art by Andrew Griffith and Brendan Cahill, with colors by Josh Perez and Joana Lafuente. Read the full review
AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans' secret -- and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON's alliance tear down the peace -- and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?
UK company Paladone has posted their online catalog of Transformers related products, and some of them are pretty neat. From a squishy stress-relief Bumblebee to an Optimus Prime egg cup to foamboard 3D puzzles of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee that look as though they might
transform, the items are more creative than many licenced goods. Keep reading for some sample images and a link!
Following the Beast Wars Rhinox and Waspinator concept art, Artist Emiliano Santalucia has shared some more of final design illustrations for new Transformers: Generations Rattrap action figure. The artwork shows level of detail that went into this rodent character. Emiliano shows us what the concept for the robot mode looked like. Check out the notes and images from Emiliano for more details on the Transformers: Generations Rattrap.
Thanks to BBTS who have just sent out an update letting us know they have new listings giving us details on Transformers Generations Deluxe Series 5 and Voyager Series 3 & 4. The listing showing the case breakdowns let us know we will be seeing Chromia and Arcee as a set of deluxes as well as the figures Brainstorm, Sky Byte and Roadbuster in the Voyager series. Read on for the details below.
How will this affect third parties? Hasbro and Shapeways have emailed out info on the SuperFanArt service we mentioned back in July
and among the properties that are going to be offered through the service are My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonvale, Monoply, Scrabble, and of course, Transformers! Keep reading for more details.
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