Just in tonight, Amazon.com has listed Battle Core Optimus Prime from Voyager Wave 4, stating it will begin shipping later this week. So far this figure has seemed to pop up solely in Asia, while the associated Deluxes have been working their way in to distribution here in the United States. It now looks like we'll be winning the race to see who gets the other half of the combiner first, if Amazon's promised date holds true! Keep reading for a link to the product page.
Our forums member TMan has just shared with us his review videos for the whole of Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 4. Get a good look at each figure in detail, including the highs ...and not so highs... of everyone in this assortment. While we're still waiting for Battle Core Optimus to turn up and finish out the team, in the meantime we can focus on each of the group individually. We've got four videos embedded, so click through and have a look!
Thanks to Masabon1980, we've got a ton of photos of the just-released Unite Warriors Menasor to share with you. Featuring significantly modified deco compared to the Hasbro releases, all of the Stunticons bring something different to the table, but the greatest change may be to Motormaster. As we reported earlier today, TakaraTomy has adjusted the pattern of the outward ratchet joints in Motormaster's hips, allowing a more natural stance that follows what the toy was obviously designed to do. We have 50 photos mirrored, so click through and have a look!
So by now you may have handled either Combiner Wars Optimus Prime or Motormaster, and noticed that the hip ratchets are kind of finicky. They leave the legs either bolt-upright or in a very
broad stance - an issue that transfers over to Ultra Prime or Menasor's hip articulation. Interestingly, reports are coming in from early Japanese purchaser of TakaraTomy's Unite Warriors Menasor that this Motormaster does not have these problems. More information as it becomes available, but for now read on for photographic proof!
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The iTunes store has posted its order page for the next issue of More Than Meets The Eye
, expected to hit shops the first Wednesday of September. As usual, the three page first look is included, but beware, it's some spoilery content! If that's not a problem for you, click through and check it out.
Be honest with yourselves: haven't you wanted to get to know Alpha Bravo a bit better? TFW2005 has reported on a set of photos that have surfaced of the rare Combiner Wars Wave 1 pack-in comics! To ensure that Wave 1 hit promptly last December, Hasbro shipped the international packaging versions to online retailers, so the comics were largely never seen with figures. But they've turned up at a Taiwan comic con, so we can now read the long-form bios prepared for the Aerialbots(and Dragstrip). Keep reading to see them!
The Reprolabels core team have posted their latest update on their Facebook page. Get a look at their new upgrade sticker sheets that add more details and highlights to your already awesome Transformers toys. This update features lots of updates for Transformers Combiner Wars figures with what is sure to be a popular set for the Combiner Wars Devastator combiner team that will take things up a notch for those with the mass market release. Also, we have new sets for Protectobots, Ultra Magnus, and More figures you can see below.
New images of Subscription Service Spinister surfaced today, and small tweaks are in evidence compared to the previous render. Autobase Aichi was kind enough as to provide a comparison image so you can see the changes: the largest change is that all the black paint on the figure is gone, but this also resulted in more accurate teal windows/toes for this reuse of the Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo mold. Of course, as this is still just Photoshop work, the final product is very much subject to change as happens regularly. Click through to see the photos!
Hisashi Yuki is still at it, posting new images of TakaraTomy's upcoming releases! Today we've got two images of Legends LG16 Slipstream hanging out with a testshot of Unite Warriors Groove, the all-new Deluxe-scaled motorcycle bot that's part of UW03 Guardian/Defensor! Odds are excellent Yuki has more photos of both on the way, but for now click through to see today's offering!
UW02 Menasor is due out any day now, and Hasbro Asia will be exporting it to non-Japanese Asian territories as often happens. Those who acquire Menasor through their distribution will also receive this collector's coin, shown to us courtesy of Autobase Aichi, packaged in a replica of the figure's chest. Keep reading to see the images!
Fresh in from PreviewsWorld, we've got the first looks at what's on the way in Transformers books as we head in to the winter. The Transformers
and More Than Meets The Eye
dial in towards their 50-issue milestones, Sins of The Wreckers
kicks off its five issue run, and Robots In Disguise Animated
rounds out the month. This, plus a big TPB boxset of MTMTE, and the volume 2 collection of Transformers Vs GI Joe
! Keep reading for the covers and preview blurbs.
On the planet Eukaris, the bestial Transformers live in an uneasy peace with each other, split among separate tribes. But when word comes that Cybertron has found them, all the tribes come together out of fear that those who tried to exterminate their ancestors may be back to finish what they started. Written by Mairghread Scott, with art by Corin Howell, colored by Thomas Deer. Read the full review!
Our forums member chuckdawg1999 has brought us a couple of new videos, taking a look at the unusual Cyber Series figures which so far seem to mostly be a South American product, though import retail is starting to make these available to the rest of us. In these videos, we get to see Starscream and the large Commander level Optimus. Whether these will be worth import markup we maybe can;t say, but to check out what they have to offer, keep reading and take a look at the embedded videos!
Newsarama has brought out another early preview for the upcoming Transformers comics. Today we get a look at the longer-form preview for Windblade #6, due in shops next Wednesday. This will be the penultimate issue of this title, visiting the world of the Beast Wars. As usual, we'll be bringing you the first review early next week, so be sure to be here for that, and in the meantime keep reading to check out the preview pages.
Ever since Hasbro revealed their Combiner Wars version of Combaticon Blast-Off to be a jet instead of a spacecraft, there's been rampant speculation that TakaraTomy would likely elect to make their own version of the character. Today, Hisashi Yuki has posted a sketch of G1 Blast-Off to Twitter with a message that seems to suggest he's pondering how to best mix the G1 cartoon and toy design elements. Keep reading to see!
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