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Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has video of FansToys' Grenadier! While Third Party toys are forbidden at BotCon proper, there's a dealer room across the street at the St. Charles Hilton where this figure was being shown off! Keep reading to have a good look for yourself!




From a special early access to the Agabyss third party event taking place in the Hilton Garden Inn near the location of Botcon, we've got the first look at a plastic testshot stage copy of the Maketoys Pandinus figure, their massive, monstrous Scorponok-based figure. While not in final colors, this is a great step forward from the previous resin hardcopies, and it's suggested the figure may be released by year's end. We also have a look at MakeToys' Visualizer, the Masterpiece style Reflector in production color. Click through and have a look!




WAR IN POCKET HULKIE This new War in Pocket set consists of six legends scale transforming robots. Each one can transform into a unique construction vehicle and all six can combine to form Hulkie. This set is priced at $159.99.




Just back from Thursday night at the Botcon location, we've got photos from the Renderform room party of displayed test shot and near-final pieces from several third party groups. Along with possibly a first look at the backside of DX9's Carry in robot mode, plus Iron Factory Dinobots characters, MMC Spartan, and more! For the third party inclined, there's a lot of pieces upcoming and they look mighty nice. Click through and check it out!




One of the things we were sad about this past winter was the Play With This Too Kickstarter coming so close to its goal but not quite hitting the final stretch. We had a series of constructive criticisms for them, which we wrote with a postscript urging that they should absolutely try again. And it looks like it's happening! We've got some photos of former stretch goal Boneyard, and a teaser for the Kickstarter "Remix" coming soon. Keep reading!




Diecast from RFC has moved on from TFC's room to the TheChosenPrime/GetRightRobot BotCon event at Pheasant Run Resort! On display were a number of third-party toys and test shots in various states of completion. Particularly worth noting is that PlayWithThisToo's Desolataur was on display - good to see they haven't given up after the very near miss of their initial Kickstarter! Keep reading to see diecast's photos, and check back later for ExVee's!




UPDATED with new photos courtesy of ExVee! Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron gave us a heads-up on a TFSource exclusive seen at their room at the Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles! It's a Marvel Comics-themed two pack of Hegemon and Orlon - who I thought was named "Orion," but that's clearly an L on the box. This set is limited to 200 pieces and can be seen at site sponsor TFSource's room 816 for the price of $220. Keep reading to see the photos!




Forums member / voice actor, jON3.0 Bailey, has dropped by with what appears to be an early review of the BadCube Old Time Series Bug Corps Value Pack. This three pack contains the evil Bug Corps: Hypno, Kickbutt, and Claymore. As you can see these guys are homages to the G1 Insecticons. Get a look at their robot features with some ratchet joints, special weapons and more in the video review below.




Third party Transformers news for the week ending June 13th, 2015. Includes the latest news from Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, Gigapower, Keith's Fantasy Club, Maketoy, Mastermind Creations, Nonnef Productions, Play With This Too, Toyworld, Voodoo Robots, X2 Toys and X-Transbots.




Sometime last night when the Tokyo Toy Show and BotCon floodgates began to open, MakeToys decided to join in and add test shot photos of three of their upcoming figures! MCTM-04C Vulcan is the core piece of Guardia, AKA Hot Spot of the Protectobots! Meanwhile MTRM-03 and -05 are Hellfire and Wrestle, the ReMaster Series Masterpiece-scaled versions of Inferno and Grapple! Keep reading to see all three!




While not strictly Transformers-related, it's still pretty fascinating: photos are surfacing on Weibo (by way of Twitter) of a Tokyo Toy Show display that appears to show a Masterpiece-style take on the Diaclone figure Diabattles, one of the more sci-fi themed Diaclone figures that was not selected to become a Transformer. Perhaps even more interesting is the inclusion of Masterpiece-styled Diaclone pilots! First photos after the jump!




Another image of the dinosaur skull shield went out today. According to Play With This Too's Facebook page the full figure reveal will come Thursday night at a pre-BotCon party. I also noticed that the image is tagged #boneyard on Tumblr. As you may recall Boneyard was one of the late stretch goal figures from the Kickstarter, and was one a lot of people said they should have started with. Perhaps it's been bumped up the design ladder and has new accessories?




Just out is word of a new figure from FansToys. The FT-15 Willy figure contains die-cast metal parts and features real rubber tires. The FT-15 stands 6.6" / 16.5cm tall in robot mode. Preorders are now available at $89.99 with $5 early bird savings off the $94.99 MSRP if ordered before July 31. Read on to see the images and details.




TFsource let us know they have a limited amount of the make toys exclusives up for preorder at the following links: Make Toys - City Bot Series - MCB-02/D DYSTOPIA and Make Toys - MTCM-01 DX Yellow Giant - Set of 6 Pieces - Gift Set




Newcomer to the Third Party scene Generation Toy has uploaded a substantial Facebook gallery of their upcoming debut figure, GT-1 Gravity Builder! Based on G1 Devastator, the set is touted as scaling with Warbotron at 38 centimeters tall. The figures look good, but Generation Toy must be pretty confident to enter the field with a new Devastator with two well-respected 3P takes on the character in existence... to say nothing of Hasbro's Combiner Wars Titan-class figure. Keep reading for photos!



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