Optimus Prime struggles against the Camien perception of him, which threatens to undermine Starscream's political authority. But as he begins to understand more what both sides are expecting of a union between worlds, Optimus begins considering other options. "The Possible Light", Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber, written by John Barber, and illustrated by Livio Ramondell. Read the full review
The Fan Built Combiner voting has been over for a little while now, and while a few results were revealed, much of the options remain a secret - likely to be revealed at SDCC this summer. However, the Transformers Facebook page may have let another slip. Based on the phrasing used, it sounds very much like the chosen foe for the as-yet-unnamed combiner will be Galvatronus. Click through and check out the quoted statement to decide for yourself!
It looks like the best was saved for last, because TFND member GENETIC has posted a gallery of Voyager Hot Spot, and it looks absolutely amazing. Of the three Voyager molds we're due this year, this looks to be the winner hands down, outperforming even the unexpectedly praised Silverbolt. It remains to be seen how well the torso mode will work out, but Hot Spot looks strong enough to purchase just for its own robot mode. Click through and check out all the photos!
Once again, Transformers Dioramas brings us some interesting new photos from the Hasbro exhibit room at an event taking place in Brazil. On hand in the showroom were entries in the Cyber Battalion series of large, simple figures borrowing much from Legends and Cyberverse engineering. The 11-inch Optimus and Bumblebee were displayed, along with the 7-inch Megatron and a previously unknown 7-inch Optimus Prime taking after the Generations Legends mold most recently reused as Huffer. Click through for the pics!
Genetic of TFND has finished off his photos of Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 3 with First Aid! A heavy retooling of Wave 2 Stunticon Offroad, First Aid comes with a Combiner Wars standard handfootgun and... an axe? A medical axe. Yeah, definitely a medical axe. Keep reading to see!
Thanks to our sponsor Robotkingdom who have posted new images of the Transformers Classic 2014 Legends Wave 3 In-Packages. Get a look at Ultra Magnus, Grimlock, Cliffjumer, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Skywarp on the cards. These figures are available now at $39.90 USD.
The Brazilian fan site Transformers Dioramas has uploaded numerous additional photos of Titan-Class Devastator from the ABRIN 2015 event in Sao Paolo. Devastator is in slightly better shape in most of these photos, although some aspects of its configuration are still on the unfortunate side. But many of the shots are our first chance to see these details on Devastator. There's a lot of photos, so click through to check them out!
Starscream韋 from Weibo has once again posted some photos of Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, this time spotlighting the Minimus Ambus figure and compartment in Magnus' chest, as well as a height comparison with Generations Combiner Wars Leader-class Megatron - which Magnus measures up to pretty nicely. Keep reading to see!
Offroad sure has some identity problems. At Toy Fair, Hasbro's designers confirmed the toy was designed with intent to be the Triggercon Ruckus. But that name wasn't available, and at that point they were questioning if Ruckus even should be a Stunticon anyway. So, apply new name and... color it to resemble Wildrider. Because at this point, heck, why not? And while all of that is weird, we're barely getting started... Keep reading!
Listings on Hasbro's website have confirmed the names and US pricing details of the upcoming "Cyber" series of simplified figures. The series previously known as "Cyber 7" is the Cyber Battalion series, and will offer simple Voyager-scaled (7") figures for $14.99. The 11-inch figures are the Cyber Commander series and will offer large transforming figures for $19.99 apiece. Keep reading for links to the product pages on Hasbro's site.
TFND had a bit of downtime in the last day or so, so we've had to wait for our next installment of fresh toy photos, but with everything back to normal, GENETIC has returned to bring us a look at Rook, the new mold team member for the Deluxe Protectobots. A special point is made to play with the idea proposed by Hasbro's design team, using combiner fists as "Hulk Hands" for Rook. Click through and check it out!
Thanks once again to W. Alex Silva and the Transformers Dioramas website, we've got another look at Titan Class Devastator at a toy expo held in Brazil. While the toy has some transformation shortfalls in this display, this latest photo gives us a decent look at the hip and knee mobility of Devastator in action. Click through and check this out, and hit the link at the end to see the report from the event (in Portuguese, of course)!
Artist Brendan Cahill has posted on his Twitter today the full image for the retailer incentive cover for MTMTE issue 40, with colors by Joana Lafuente. The cover strongly indicates some followup to events at the end of Elegant Chaos, now that we've had a month off with issue 39 visiting a setting elsewhere. This issue is due at the end of this month, and as always we'll bring you the first review online. Click through and check the cover art out!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Combiner Wars Wave 2 in hand! We talk about Menasor, Superion and what's coming out in Wave 3. We also discuss the new Legion Class Generations Ultra Magnus and Skywarp, the recent Botcon reveals (spoilers: Battletrap is awesome.) All that plus the DX9 Megatron upgrade kit, Perfect Effects Leonidas (NOT) LioConvoy and more!