Thanks to Hau Chi Lee we've got new up close photos of Legends Class Gnaw, coming soon to Titans Return. These photos demonstrate transformation pretty well with a mid-process shot, as well as showing the Titan Master accommodation, which is minimal to say the least! A pair of pegs in the lower jaw are the only sign this toy is in any way meant to interact with the tinier figures, and it remains questionable whether the upper jaw can even close with a Titan Master in place. What might this suggest about the origins of this figure? Keep reading to see the photos and for a bit of speculation!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We are not talking about Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia, or the Kid Rhino VHS release of Transformers the Movie, that's what we talked about on episode 1 of Radio Free Cybertron which first aired way back this week in 1999. THIS week we're talking about: the new high-res photos of Masterpiece Optimus Primal, Robots in Disguise Season 2 returns next week, in-hand photos of Titans Return Gnaw, LG41 Leo Prime (or Lio Convoy, if you're old like us), new photos surface of Iron Factory's Lord Scorpion! All that and more on this week's 17th Anniversary Edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
IDW's Chris Ryall has shared a couple teases from the upcoming first issue of the new Optimus Prime comic that is taking the place of The Transformers title after the Revolution event is over with. The same page is seen in two forms, first showing just the linework of Kei Zama, and then again with Josh Burcham's distinctive coloring style added. Together, the two look like they're preparing an incredibly strong visual presentation for us to look forward to! You can check it out, mirrored below.
Looks like confirmation that wave 3 is coming very soon! Weibo user wujingguang has posted the first in-hand shots for Getaway - or rather Autobot Breakaway - and Triggerhappy. Both toys are shown in robot and vehicle mode individually and paired. We also get a shot of the underside of Triggerhappy's vehicle mode, showing some of how that toy functions. Gnaw has already been popping up plenty in photos from Asian sources, so it probably won't be long before we see things like Broadside or Sixshot in front of people's cameras too. Keep reading and check out the photos!
Should we be expecting wave 3 to come calling in the next few weeks? This might say yes! Benjamin Yip in vicinity of Hong Kong has posted a few photos showing off both a carded Gnaw, and a small group out of package! While the figure has been seen quite a bit at venues like SDCC and Cybertron Con, this looks like the start of the toy entering the regular distribution system, eventually coming to a retailer near you. Initial Hong Kong photos tend to be about a month out from the first North American hits, so it may be time to start the hunt again soon! Click through for the photos.
Enter the Micronauts! But how does Microspace fit in with the Ore-13 crisis? Revolution Chapter Three: O Ship Of State is written by John Barber and Cullen Bunn, with art by Fico Ossio and colors by Sebastian Cheng. Click here to read the review!
THEY CAME FROM MICROSPACE! What terror reaches through the tendrils of entropy into our universe-and why does ROM want to kill it? Meanwhile, M.A.S.K.'s MATT TRAKKER makes a startling discovery about the TRANSFORMERS-but will G.I. JOE's SCARLETT believe him?
The NYCC Hasbro stream has just ended, and we got a special surprise near the end: the first reveal of Trypticon! ...well, partial reveal: a grayscale hardcopy leg is what was ready to show - but it's a great-looking piece roughly the same height as Leader-class Sixshot! We've got lots of high-res stills from the stream, plus photos from RFC's diecast as well as Anthony from TFU.INFO, so keep reading for the highlights and images!
Thanks to Hasbro, we have just received the Transformers Generations and RID Official Images from the NYCC2016 Preview Night. Be sure to check out our reports for all the details on what new and coming our way for the full details on these toys - NYCC Full Report
This week on Radio Free Cybertron, Diecast and Anthony from TFU.info are joining us live from Hasbro's press event at NYCC 2016! We get firsthand accounts of the new items revealed at the event! The guys discuss all of the new Titans Return figures including Sky Shadow (soon to be Overlord), Broadside, Perceptor and more! Plus they discuss all of the exciting reveals from Robots in Disguise, including Combiner Force! PLUS the guys talk about the rest of the week's news!
Hasbro's "Twas The Night Before" NYCC event certainly did not disappoint this year. While it can be hard to compare with the debut of an entirely new product line, Hasbro brought their best to wow the invited guests as well as the much larger audience watching from home. There was a lot of material to take in, though, so we're going to run through what we saw and try to fill in some details where possible. Keep reading to find out more!
Just in by way of RFC and TFormers we have new images of Broadside, Sky Shadow and more Transformers. Keep checking back as more news and images will be coming in from the event as we speak! Just added Perceptor w/ Convex, Repugnus, Fangry, Sixshot, Brawn, Hotrod, Kickback, Shuffler, Arialbots spru-kit, Trigger Happy, Twinfeno, Autobot Petro, Breakaway, Triple Change Optimus Prime, RID Bludgeon, RID Stormshot, RID Combiners, Marvel Deathshead 2 and more - high-res images just added!
It's time for another amazing IDW Humble Bundle, and this one is possibly the best ever! For just a few dollars you can not only catch up to just prior to the start of the final story arcs for The Transformers and More Than Meets The Eye by receiving volumes 1-9 of each, but also add Windblade, Combiner Wars, Transformers vs GI Joe, and more! And if you can spare a total of $15, you'll get all that plus several Revolution tie in titles and several GI Joe collections, all while contributing money to a worthy charitable cause! There's no better time to catch up to IDW's comics - click through for a link to the bundle!
BMOG has posted a press release to celebrate their own Trent Troop hitting a singular milestone: in the few months since Titans Return hit stores, Trent has designed one hundred replacement faceplates for Titan Masters! With inspiration from across the Transformers brand to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe and even the Sogmaster from Cap'n Crunch, there's a wealth of new head options for your Titans Returns bots that will set you back as little as $5 each on Shapeways. Keep reading for the press release and a link to Trent's store!
Weibo user foklautoy has posted a series of in-hand images of Titans Return Gnaw! The diminutive Sharkticon is looking good, and we finally get to see how he interacts with a Titan Master - he puts it in his mouth, where else? Gnaw is expected in Wave 3 along with a new Bumblebee and the long-awaited Kickback - but this one's very likely going to be the hardest to find due to troop-building. Keep reading to see the images!