One prevalent complaint held with the Voyager truck mold currently in use as Optimus Prime and Motormaster is with the ratcheted joints in the hips, which have too much space between "clicks" or stopping points, making natural looking poses difficult. Shapeways designer GlauG is attempting to remedy that and has designed substitute parts to increase the number of stops in the hip joint. Currently at $4, one set has enough parts to do two figures, and this inexpensive solution could be all the difference for this toy. Click through for a link to the product!
The inevitable conclusion! Will Drift's alliance with Gigatron be enough to survive the stone army and stop Hellbat's scheme? Will Grit finally get revenge and prove himself a real Decepticon again? Will anything be learned from this experience and referred to again in the future? Probably not. Drift: Empire Of Stone part 4, written by Shane McCarthy, breakdowns by Guido Guidi, pencils (pages 5-10) by Marcelo Ferreira, finishes by Stephen Baskerville, with colors by John-Paul Bove. Read the full review
Thanks to Manuel (@RodimusPrime87) we finally have pictures of the leader Class G1 Megatron decorated as an Autobot. The figure having long been advertised as including stickers to allow you to reflect Megatron's current status in IDW's comics has so far only been seen in its stock appearance. Now finally we can see the Autobot emblems and the swirls inspired by the original gun form detailing. The logo stickers are backed in white to cover the Decepticon logos, but so are the swirl lines, causing them to unfortunately stand out badly. Click through to check out the pictures!
Having already seen his uncolored lineart for the Titan Class Devastator box set, we're fortunate enough to have another piece of Marcelo Matere art to share tonight. On his Facebook page he's released a copy of his linework for the art of Superion featured at least in part on all the Aerialbot packaging at the various price points, now to be seen in it entirety as completely clean lines. We hope he'll be able to release more of this art in the near future, and in the meantime click through for a link back to his Facebook post of the original lineart!
Thanks to artist Marcelo Matere who has posted a nice preview of the Transformerss Combiner Wars Devastator package art. Get a look at the pencil rendering of the the image in its production state before is has been colored and finalize.
TFND member GENETIC has wasted no time and after putting together a gallery of Off Road shots followed by Motormaster, he's now provided over 30 photos featuring their combination in to Menasor. Short Legends Blackjack, this is our first detailed look at Generations Menasor, and while it's only in the "standard" arrangement of limbs it's looking pretty nice. And we bet it can be even made better by shuffling the arms and legs around! Click through to check out the photos.
The TFND Forums' Genetic has rounded out his pictorials of Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 2 with newcomer Offroad! For a pickup truck, he looks surprisingly elegant and refined in his robot mode, and sports a four-barreled hand/foot/gun and a nasty-looking axe. Keep reading to see the photos, and check back tomorrow morning to see if Genetic follows up with Menasor!
We've had word today that the second assortment of Leader Class Generations figures have reached physical stores in the United States. Starscream-99 purchased the G1 style Megatron at a Toys R Us in Lancaster, California today, providing photos of both the toy and receipt. We've also heard that the Armada variant was sighted in a Toys R Us in New Orleans. These are hopefully the first of many sightings to come in the near future, so keep an eye out and good hunting!
The TFND Forums' Genetic has come through again with a gallery of Stunticon Dead End! He's looking pretty nice, with the lower leg construction resembling the Aerialbots more than Dragstrip. His weapons are an exhaust pipe and a multi-barreled gun that, of course, turns into a hand or foot. With any luck we'll see Offroad tomorrow and Menasor on Sunday if Genetic keeps up this pace. For now, keep reading to see Dead End!
The official Transformers mobile app has been updated today and it's revealed the winner of at least one of the options from the second round of Fan Built Combiner voting. The new Autobot Combiner's point of origin has been set thanks to majority decision. We're happy to report that interesting new ideas have won the day in this regard and the combiner and/or its team members will be from The Sea of Rust. Bear in mind, Windblade also had a home region option before the fiction chose to go a different direction, so this could still be overturned at a later time.
Genetic of the TFND Forums has posted 22 photos of Combiner Wars Breakdown! The figure is looking good and sports both a gun/sword and a port on the back to use his hand/foot/gun as a pair of back-mounted cannons. Keep reading to see for yourself!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We're joined by Ben Yee to talk about Toy Fair 2015. We discuss Leader Class Ultra Magnus, Defensor and the Protecobots, the beauty that is Legends Class Viper, Titan Class Devastator and the fan controversy surrounding it, Robots in Disguise and more! Bonus for the audio version of the podcast: we have the Transformers presentation from Saturday's Hasbro Toy Fair press event!
User GENETIC at tfnd.net has gotten hands on the second wave of Combiner Wars and has posted a set of photos showing off Air Raid, the last remaining piece of the Aerialbot team - at least until Slingshot becomes available by one means or another. Besides giving a good rundown of the figure, Air Raid is also seen in group with his team mates and formed in to a complete Superion. We've got the mirrored photos, read on to have a look and check out the original thread!
It's a night for both Starscream and Toys R Us. A discovery on Australia's Toys R Us website has led to an interesting reveal. On the page for the Leader Class assortment, alongside pictures of the Megatrons is a bio that is distinctly written for Starscream. This seems to back up our speculation of the upcoming comic cover depicting a new toy. Further, specific reference to being "king of the Seekers" in the bio may support the notion it will have a crown accessory by providing a small context for its inclusion with the figure. Keep reading and check out the full text!