A minor variant of the KFC Sencho Barbossa toy is being sold by Upgrade Commander. This version features a few color changes to make the toy animation accurate. These changes include recoloring the tail, gun and teeth to match the animation model of Brave Captain Shark. Read on to see the promo and figure images for the full previews.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending September 20th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Badcube, Boldforms, FansProject, Iron Factory, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Toyworld, Warbotron, Wei Jiang Toys and X2 Toys.
Screen shot this week is of Freddy Ford, used by the Ford Motor Company at several auto shows.
Thanks to TFSource for sharing with us that Fansproject confirmed to them that Sigma-L, the long-awaited fourth figure in the popular Function-X line will ship next week. TFSource expects to have these in hand and ready to fill preorders late next week or early the week after. With nearly a year between Smartrobin, the previous Function release and the impending release of Sigma-L, we very much hope that Not-Skullcruncher, the last of the initial five designs revealed in summer 2012 will follow rather more quickly - and clear the way for the next batch teased at this past TFCon!
Site sponsor TFSource has posted new images from Mastermind Creations showing Zinnia, the recolor of their Cybertronian-style Arcee homage figure based on the Paradron Medic from the G1 cartoon. The figure has been designated R-08Z, and is currently expected to ship in November. Keep reading to check out the mirrored promo shots showing the super articulated Reformatted Series figure!
Fansproject Core has sent out another update letting existing registered website users know about the upcoming premium membership plan and preorders for the Core Trailer unit, a long awaited add on to Steel Core. They explain in this message that the Core Trailer will include the Soleron Ruthen Red Core figure, which was seen previously attached to Steel Core in the previous announcement message. Keep reading for full details!
Not only has Chinese company Wei Jiang made oversized (Alternators/Masterpiece size) versions of Toyworld's Grindrod, Aurora and Trace, they have started to promote the series with a toy commercial and product demonstration for the children in China! Take a look!
Today we have renders of a pair of their upcoming combiners cassettes. You might want to compare them to the G1 characters Dial and Saur. The brontosaurus will probably be recolored as not-Sludge and Fullstop. The other one will be recolored into Shift. Shift and Fullstop will form the combiner called Reelthing.
Fullstop and Shift are potentially part of the upcoming Dinominions set, a team of fan-made dinosaur support cassettes for the Dinobots.
Included in the pictures are the G1 Dail and Saur toys, and concept images of Fullstop and Shift.
Just in via BigBadToyStore who let us know about the VIP Figure Set of Spectra, Peacekeeper, & Silverstorm by Ark Studio that pay homage to the Datsun Brothers: Smokescreen, Silverstreak, and Prowl. This new third party manufacturer has started off with their VIP line, which includes three cars that change into robots. They are priced at $49.99 individually, or as a Set of 3 for $139.99. Order them now at bigbadtoystore.com
Shartimus Prime swoops in with another of his video reviews for the Bullsfire DB-01 Air Strike action figure. You're eye don't deceive you, that is a homage to the G1 Swoop character is highly coveted Transformers Masterpiece scale, OH YEAH! Get the details on the chormed birdy with a full walk through of the unbox, robot mode, transformation and break down of the Dino mode! Be sure to peck at the image gallery where the high quality stills are waiting to be drooled over.
hird party Transformers news for the week ending September 13th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from the BMOG Toys, Bullsfire, FansProject, Keith's Fantasy Club, Mastermind Creations, Unique Toys X2 Toys and X-Transbots,
Screen shot this week is a robot from the 2013 film Atlantic Rim.
News flash! First teased at Auto Assembly 2014, and now released to WikiAlpha.org and Retro Robot Radio comes your first glimpse of the Keith's Fantasy Club 'Con jet/tank combiner cassettes.
KFC has a new recipe for action with recolors of their Airdancer cassette combiner as some of your favorite 'con leaders and jet troops.
Here is an update on the X-Transbots Mini-Master design. The bottom of the box for their Ollie figure teased Boost and Hatch (not Windcharger and Tailgate) from the design.
Some fans are also speculating that we may get a version of the mold as one of the cars from the TV series Knight Rider, because the early model we saw of this mold had it's details on the design.
FansProject Core, the arm of FansProject responsible for the Warbot series which has included Defender, Assaulter, Revolver and more based on classic Wreckers characters has announced the trailer unit for their Steelcore original character design will be made available to preorder beginning September 19th. They've revealed that orders for the trailer, or a trailer + Steel Core figure will enroll buyers in a one year premium membership which comes with three free FPCore products. For more details and an image, keep reading!
Keith's Fantasy Club has announced a second homage to Generation 1 Blaster (the last one being their Ghetto Blast figure), but this one is desgined to stand toe-to-toe with Masterpiece Blaster! Seem here are renders and unpainted color test shots of their upcoming figure Transistor! Figure will come with two head options, rifle and comic book.
Test shot images care of Harris Loureiro Facebook page.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Brian is out sick, so Exvee is hosting! Robots in Disguise (yes, that one) turns 13 this week, lots of new Generations items are showing up online and in stores, new third party combiners are on the way, plus a new MMC Hexatron, Mastermind’s NOT Strika and NOT Impactor revealed and tons, tons more!