We have some color photos tonight of third party group "Second Chance"'s effort to make a Fall of Cybertron based Optimus Prime at something more like a Voyager scale. We're not sure how far along this is, but if it's at a color stage presumably this basically reflects the final product, and so seems to betray a noticeable lack of surface detailing. While a good effort is made to recreate the look of the design, it's unclear how much demand for an upsized iteration of this specific design there will be. Click through to check out the new photos!
From Mr Elljay on Weibo, we've got a nice assortment of photos showing off Pandinus, that absolutely huge, monstrous take on Scorponok from Maketoys. This item is very near to its release date, with an early testshot first having been shown off during the summer of 2015. These photos show a lot of nice detail of the large figure, including a side by side comparison to an original G1 Scorponok in robot mode. Keep reading to take a look at all the pictures!
It's always nice to see the unofficial toy world reach beyond G1, and newcomer Aplus toys seems poised to do exactly that. No details are available on A+01 MasterOrder yet, but what we do know is that he is based on Animated Dirt Boss! Keep reading for the photos as well as links to the group's Weibo and Facebook pages!
Having included a teaser with their reveal of an upgrade parts set for Combiner Wars Bruticus, we have tonight a series of photos from Transform Dream Wave of a prototype for a Defensor add-on set. While sharing a lot of the fundamental engineering with the Bruticus set, this features specific new parts for a Defensor chest plate that works similar to the stock parts in forming around the ladder in Hot Spot's robot and vehicle modes. But like Bruticus, the main selling point seems to be improved combiner hip jointing, just articulated hands and feet. Click through to check it out! Preorder yours at TFSource
IF-EX18 Lordscorpion is a triple changer who stands 7” (18cm) tall in robot mode. His alternate modes are a large scorpion and a base. Lordscorpions head can also detach and form another mini robot. The figure includes: rifle, shield, and instruction manual. The IF-EX18 Lordscorpion is set to ship 2nd Quarter 2016 at a current pre-order price of $79.99 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Iron Factory is adding another entry to its assortment of slightly larger smaller figures. The new prototype revealed on their Weibo account is Lord Scorpion, a Scorponok figure made to basically match their Legends-size offerings. This is seen to have a base mode, as well as Headmaster functionality, packing in a lot of features in a relatively small package. EX-18 is described as the "comic version", apparently intended to homage the IDW appearances of Scorponok in particular. Keep reading to see the pictures!
Just out are new color images of the CGCreations SRK-04 Blade action figure that will be released as part of their Suraking line. The homage to the Transformers Dinobots team not Swoop figure is shown in full colors in his robot and alternate modes along with a good look at his weapon accessories. See the pics for the CGCreations SRK-04 Blade toy in the gallery. Pre-order now at TFSource
Just up at BBTS are the TFC Toys Hades H-05 Hypnos and Hades H-06 Aiakos. These wo new members have just joined the giant combiner figure Hades, a homage to the Liokaiser Breastforce combiner team. Hypnos who transforms into a drill tank and Aiakos who can take to the skies as a fighter jet. Each figure is priced at $99.99 USD with shipping set for May and June of 2016. Order them now at bigbadtoystore.com
BadCube has revealed the latest in their Old Time Series of Masterpiece-style, unofficial renditions of G1 characters: OTS-09 Grump! Patterned after famous curmudegon Gears, the lineart shown is a pretty good likeness. The only note included with the image reads: "I hate this place, get me outta here. stop bothering me!" Keep reading for a closer look!
We have a nice series of shots from Alucardlee on Weibo showing Toufold, the Kup-alike in DX9 Toys' Legend-scale line. This seems to be doing the best it possibly can to capture the design aesthetic of G1 Kup's 80's-futuristic pickup truck design, though at this scale that is maybe not without its drawbacks. Nice to see in this set of photos is a sequential demonstration of how the transformation works to make this possible. Click through and take a look at the entire gallery!
Alucardlee has posted to Weibo showing off a full color sample of Leah, the Arcee analogue from the DX9 War in Pocket series of unofficial Legends scale figures. This small scale figure seems to follow the general range of tricks most Arcees use - both official and unofficial - to make a transformation work with this robot styling. Leah is also seen to have a small baseplate to make the car mode "float" and help stabilize some robot poses. Keep reading to see all the photos!
It looks like a new competitor in the realm of Combiner Wars upgrade add ons has emerged. TDW, Transform Dream Wave (presumably unrelated to that other Dreamwave) has appeared with prototype images for a comprehensive system of upgrade parts for Combiner Wars Bruticus. The kit, marked with an intended price of about $50 includes poseable hands, new feet, combiner chest plate and weapon modifications, as well as new hip joint pieces for Onslaught to change how the combiner's legs work. And a Defensor version is teased as well. Click through to take a look!
We have a series of new photos tonight of the X2Toys upgrade set for Generations Leader Class Ultra Magnus which offers replacements to improve the forearms and hands, new feet and ankle joints, and a new helmet with swappable face options. X2Toys hopes to see the kit finally be released sometime in the next month, and in addition to showing off kits geared toward both the Hasbro and TakaraTomy decos of the mold, they also showed some "base mode" concepts they developed using their upgrade parts. Click through to check it out!
The Machine Robo Facebook page has posted images of Action Toys' upcoming figures of Bike Robo, Jet Robo, Battle Robo, and Rod Drill - better known to US fans as Gobots characters Cy-Kill, Leader-1, Tank, and Screw Head! The figures are excellent looking and very high-quality... but if you're looking for something closer to the Hanna Barbera interpretations of the Gobots, they may not quite be what you're looking for. Keep reading to see!
Garatron has posted to Weibo showing a new development testshot of Thunderstorm, their figure based on the IDW Stormbringer design of Thunderwing. It's been a while since we've heard an update on this project, but it does seem that it's still moving forward. While the photos of the figure itself don't seem to show anything significantly new, we do get to see a shot or two of the injection mold elements for some of its parts! Keep reading to take a look.
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