Revealed as a set of loose parts when they showed off the color shots of their Tailgate-based Rear End figure, tonight Maketoys has posted a set of photos with the upgrades installed on Deluxe Generations Cyclonus. Meant to bring it a bit more in line with the IDW appearance, the upgrade parts change the head and hands, and add hip plate armor and a Great Sword. The vehicle integration isn't 100% successful, but we've seen worse attempts from upgrade sets. Keep reading to see the photos!
Fansproject has published a couple of promo pieces for the next two figures in their Function X Headmaster series. X-8 Crox based on Skullcruncher has been three years in the making, but looks close to being released with seemingly final production colors samples in the latest image. Meanwhile, the yet-unnamed Highbrow-alike is still a CG render, but hopefully not as far in the future as was the wait for Crox, the last of the batch of figures promoted at TFCon 2012. Keep reading to check them out!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Diecast gets his birthday wish and hosts RFC! Diecast and the guys talk about Masterpiece Ironhide, new photos of Masterpiece Tracks, Combiner Wars Optimus Maximus, TFSS 4.0 Impactor, the third party reveals from TFCon and way more!
Planet X wants to make sure you can tell the difference between their Vulcan, and Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. As it turns out that won't be difficult since Vulcan seems to have about twice the volume. In new pictures posted to Facebook today, Vulcan is easily tossing around dinosaur mode Grimlock who looks like, well, a toy in comparison. They again note this isn't a final design, but it's hard to imagine what they might still improve on this figure. Keep reading to check out the photos.
Just in are images and details for the DX9 War in Pocket X13 Mightron figure third party action figure. Fans of the original cartoon may recognize this guy as what *might* be the Ultimate Not G1 Megatron figure we have seen yet. Brimming with details like the mace hand, and that ever-so sexy mounted blaster weapon arsenal. DX9 War in Pocket X13 Mightron is estimated to ship 4th Quarter 2015 at a price of $52.99 USD. Read on for the full details and images.
DX9 Toys has also posted a series of photos of their Mightron, announced earlier this month. The photos show the prototype in both modes, as well as in comparison with a range of other unofficial and official figures, including Hulkie, the Legends-scale Devastator. No word currently on if the final product will be given an orange safety tip for the gun barrel, though it's fairly likely. Keep reading to have a look.
On their Weibo page, DX9 Toys has posted pictures of one of their newest upcoming items, X14 Leah, a Legends-size figure based on Arcee. Going by what can be seen in the photos of this prototype, its transformation borrows a lot from the Generations toy, though with some differences owing to the needs of this scale. We have the images mirrored, so click through and check it out!
Via Weibo, Dr Wu has announced the most ambitious yet of the parade of Titan Class Devastator add-ons: A new Mixmaster. The Weibo posting indicates that the final product is intended to favor the G1 toy more. Besides the obvious visual styling to that end, the drum is planned to rotate, and the head design may be more toy inspired than the generally cartoon-derived heads of the Constructicons in the set. So far the new figure is only represented as CG superimposed over photos of the other toys. Click through to check out the concept images.
Maketoys has updated the product page for their next "Manga Mech" series entry, Rear End, also known as "not-Tailgate". This very IDW styled figure looks like a step up from the earlier effort of representing Swerve's comic design, capturing the character very nicely. The set was also said to include extra parts to convert Deluxe Cyclonus to more resemble the comic design, though these elements aren't pictured. We've got the photos mirrored, so click through and check it out.
Corbot V, best known for their War Axe accessory designed for Generations War For Cybertron Optimus Prime has revealed a new project, moving to the realm of a complete figure. Project: Reyes is based on the Quintessons' alligator sentries from the G1 cartoon, and can clearly be seen to be transformable in the current CG render shown. More details are reportedly coming in the near future, in the meantime, click through to see the full preview image.
The age of third party Dinobots continues, as PlanetX makes sure everyone remembers they're still in the game by presenting Vulcan, their take on Fall of Cybertron style Grimlock. With a comparison to the official figure of the design, Vulcan is significantly larger, and has a greater amount of complexity that seems to be alleviating some of the aesthetic woes of FOC Grimlock. They caution that this prototype is not a final design, but what they have right now is very encouraging! Click through to check it out.
TFSource has shared some images of Ryu-Oh, Fansproject's take on the Dinoking combiner group. The images include photos of the combined robot, as well as several pieces of art depicting the optional "pretender shells" for the figures. Reportedly the shells will be sold separately and have been said to be designed as banks, even having coin slots on the samples seen at TFCon this past weekend. A Monstructor version of this team is also likely in the future. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Additionally, TFSrouce have let us know some great news that Toyworld have announced a second run of Toyworld's Car Series - TW-T01 Grind Rod, TW-T02 Aurora and TW-T03 Trace! Back up for their original price of $59.99 each, with all six figures they combine together to form Toyworld's Car Combiner! Order them now over at TFSource.
TFSrouce updates with images of the 5th figure in the dino combiner series by ToyWorld. Many will recognize this as a homage to the Swoop Character. With the figure now up for preorder. It won't be long before this massive Dino Combiner can be fully formed! Preorder yours for $114.99 each. Preorders up at TFSource.
Site Sponsor BBTS has let us know that TFC's Ironwill and Medic are up for preorder! OS-01 Ironwill and OS-03 Medic are Masterpiece-sized versions of Ironhide and Ratchet, measuring about 7-3/4" tall. Both feature some interesting and unique accessories, including a rifle for Ironhide that looks for all the world like it belongs on the Tallgeese from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Keep reading for images and preorder links!