Just in time to be especially irrelevant, Fansproject has updated their Facebook page offering a look at their final Lost Exo Realm unofficial Dinobot figure. The Snarl-derived figure will complete a set that collectors have been building over the course of years now. Preorders at major retailers are said to be coming soon, but it's definitely uncertain how much market interest remains, especially with knowledge of official updated Dinobots being right around the corner. Will you pick this up? Have you given up on Fansproject? Let us know below, and keep reading to see the new photos!
We have a first look from GCreation of their second "GDW Project" figure, called Rebel. The figure shared via their Facebook page is based on IDW's interpretation of Prowl, in particular as he appeared prior to the Combiner Wars miniseries. GCreation promises a fuller reveal next week, as for now we just have an unpainted testshot to hold us over, but we can see that the shin panels appear to be die cast metal at least. You can find the full size image mirrored below.
Iron Factory's Weibo Page has shared a new promotional spread for their upcoming IF EX-25 Sword Of The Guardian, better known as Dai Atlas! Apparently the figure is to be shown off in Shanghai on the 28th and 29th - so hopefully we'll have more photos soon. Until then, keep reading to see the new color images.
Just in tonight from the RFC Reviews channel, we've got a video review by diecast for the Generation Toy Tyrant, a figure based on IDW Megatron in his stealth bomber phase. Having appeared previously in toy form as a small Deluxe in the official Generations lineup in 2013, this larger format might find more appeal for its general scale, coming in just a bit taller than MP-10 Optimus. We've got the video embedded below, click through to have a look!
From UniqueToys' Weibo page, we've got photos of UT R-02 Challenger. This incredibly necessary figure is an unofficial, Third Party take on Movie Optimus Prime as seen in Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight. We have to admit: it is impressive how they've managed to make an Optimus Prime from this design almost completely devoid of leftover truck parts. Keep reading for photos!
Thanks to Butterfly Effect TF Photobox, we have the opportunity to look at lots of photos from an event being held in Singapore. Bot Fest 2017 is showing off products from several major manfacturers, with representation from Fans Hobby, MakeToys, MMC in both Reformatted and Ocular Max labels, KFC, X-Transbots, and even more! Highlights include a Reformatted series Thunderclash, prototype for MakeToys Highbrow, and for those in the market for upsize bootlegs, there's even a Shattered Glass Optimus on display. In all there's over 100 photos in our gallery, check them all out just below in the full post!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Recent leaks are starting to fill in the gaps from Power of the Primes. We've got a peek at Abominus, and the Elita-1, and Inferno-based combiners. Speaking of peeks, we barely got our first peek about Cyberverse and we speculate wildly as to what it means. Also on the show Don has Ouchicus My Walletus, plus Diecast got Scoria Take II, and traded in his car for good measure. Now that's #Dononomics!
Well, the problem of not having anything to display with Galaxy Meteor seems as though it'll be solved in due time! Butterfly Effect TF Photobox on Facebook has posted an image showing a variety of new MMC figures currently in the works, including versions of Cybertron Override as well as Drift, Thunderclash, and more! Keep reading to see.
Over the summer, DX9 revealed their entry in the new market of Masterpiece-compatible unofficial Omega Supremes, Gabriel. It then went quiet for a while. But now we know why, and there's a new prototype photo to top it off! Apparently some modification were being made to the design after the first reveal, which naturally led to delays in showing any more promotional content for the product. A color testshot is promised sometime in the near future, but right now you can click through and see the non-color prototype mirrored below.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We're back from an awesome TFcon. Almost every single thing about the convention was perfect, except for one small thing that left many fans disappointed. We'll discuss. On a COMPLETELY UNRELATED note, is third party in a death spiral? We take on that debate and the sides chosen may surprise you. Also on the show: we got tons of toys over the weekend at TFcon, and we share our hauls for the week. Diecast finally gives Kronos that viking funeral it deserves. Yes! He did it! He finally really did it. That maniac! He burned it up! All that plus this week's news including the reissue God Fire Convoy that you probably don't need. It's a madhouse on this week's RFC!
TFSource have listed the X2 Toys Sky Crusher figure for pre-order. We finally get a look at this highly anticipated piece with the first color photos of this impressive figure. The unofficial redux of G1 Jetfire has loads of articulation and even a Gerwalk mode. The figure is scheduled to ship next month, November 2017. Read on to see the images and more info on ordering.
From diecast on RFC Reviews we have what we're pretty sure is the first video review for Meteor - original recipe style, that is, G1 cartoon inspired rather than Galaxy Meteor. Meteor goes for as much of a cartoon-inspired look for Starscream as is practical on a figure that can still transform, and that efforts looks quite successful with mainly smooth surfaces, bright colors, and slightly rounded edges that clearly set it apart from where the official MP Starscream was aimed. The video review is a little over half an hour. Check it out embedded below for your first in hand look at this brand new release!
TFCon USA's Third Party Panel just finished earlier this afternoon. We can't show you any of the slides that were displayed since the TFCon organizers do not release them to the majority of sites that might be interested in carrying them afterward, but we can sum up the presentation pretty quickly: Lots of things that have already been shown off, and more of the same things everyone is doing or has done already. Few new reveals, and most were only shown as concept art or renders. At least one report from the event noted booing from the audience at the end of the presentation. It seems not to have been a good day for unlicensed products. Keep reading to find out more...