Coming to us from Kevin Liu, we've got our first look in video at the Deluxe Cogman figure from The Last Knight. This video covers transformation from car to robot, which has a couple of unexpected turns along the way that make the process look interesting to do. And of course we get good overviews of both modes as well as a quick showing of some alternate head choices on Cogman's "transtector". The video is in Chinese, but it's a great look at the toy. You can find it embedded in the full post below!
Ozformers has shared some good news on Facebook, particularly for their fellow Australian collectors: The final assortments of Titans Return Deluxes are being spotted - including Slugslinger, the final general retail Deluxe of the line. Sluslinger was found at a Myer store by Justowen. Further, thanks to Joel Delahunty, we have a report on the full case breakdown for Wave 6, which had been a complete mystery up to now. Keep reading for the details!
Transformers Animated seems to still hold a significant place in people's hearts, because Chris McFeely has posted to Twitter that "Trial and Error," the TFNation-exclusive fan-produced conclusion to the Animated story, will be seeing a second printing due to overwhelming demand! Excellent news for those of us who couldn't go to England to get a copy. Keep reading for the announcement!
So we now know that the next series will be named Transformers: Cyberverse. But what else do we know about it? And what suppositions are going around that are maybe not as solid as people think? We cover all of that - and a little bit more, such as the origins of the Cyberverse name - in the popular Q&A format. Keep reading to see!
Entertainment Earth is holding a one-day sale on their Combiner Wars Platinum Edition exclusive, Liokaiser! The last of the US Combiner boxsets Liokaiser makes use of the Sky Lynx, Sky Dive, Air Raid, and Brawl molds with a fair bit of remolding, especially to Sky Lynx! The set is only $78 today at EE. Keep reading for a link!
From chuckdawg1999 on our forums, we have a look at Wave 3's brand new Deluxe Bumblebee. While Chuck highlights the relative smallness of the robot mode (and bad use of packaging space in the Premier Edition boxes) what really seems to stand out is the involved transformation from car to robot as demonstrated in this video. You can check it out yourself, click through now to watch the video embedded below!
It looks like the unofficial Optimal Optimus will have an opponent in the near future. On Facebook, Perfect Effect has released the first tease for a new entry in their Perfect Beast series, a silhouette-style CG render of what is unmistakably Transmetal 2 Megatron. Even in this state it's clear the design has been passed through the Perfect Effect stylizing filter, which may or may not work for some collectors. And don't be surprised to see at least an additional blue version be announced before too long, too... Keep reading to see the full size image.
Now up for preorder at BBTS, Estimated to arrive November 2017. The PC-20 Perfect Combiner Upgrade is a repaint of the previously released PC-16 and is designed to work with the Comicon Exclusive Primitive Optimus Prime. This set includes a transforming figure, a breastplate, laser gun, neck kit, combine helmet and two interchangeable hands.
Thanks to the Toy People blog, we've got a really nice quick photo shoot of Cogman from the Premier Edition lineup. By all indications, Cogman is likely to be the last new Deluxe in the lineup for The Last Knight, which honestly doesn't make good odds for helpful distribution. But there will be a TakaraTomy option for this figure which while more expensive, may be a more sure way to get this figure. And you can check out the mirrored photos from Toy People below to help you decide if the effort or potential extra cost to obtain Cogman will be worthwhile!
To be specific, the "More" includes Christos Gage, writer of the ROM and Micronauts First Strike tie-ins, and Aubrey Sitterson, writer of the GI Joe and Mask tie-ins. Barber will be writing both the Transformers-related tie-in books. And of course the writers of the main event Mairghread Scott and Alex Rodriguez are on-hand too along with artist Max Dunbar! Keep reading for a link to go ask your questions!
Actor Mark Wahlberg, who played the Mark Wahlberg character in Transformers: The Last Knight, has posted a video to his Facebook page to announce, finally, the home video release dates for the movie! Good news: you'll own Transformers 5 on Blu-Ray in about six more weeks, if you really want to. Keep reading for the video!
The crossover of the year continues! Scarlett learns the truth behind Baron Ironblood's plan to destroy all life on Cybertron, but with her team stranded on Earth, she must turn to an unlikely ally to help her reach the besieged planet. Enter: Soundwave! Expected in shops on August 23, 2017.
Starscream forges an unholy pact with the Dire Wraiths - and Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus are hot on his trail. Unfortunately for them, Rom and the Solstar Knights don't know the difference between Autobots and Decepticons - and they're ready to fight all comers! Expected in shops August 23, 2017.
This week on RFC: The recent Hasbro Press and Investor presentation hinted at a new Transformers series coming in 2018. We dig into that and let you know what to expect. We get our first look at Takara Tomy's Overlord, and it's oddly underwhelming. We also talk about the upcoming Masterpiece Targetmaster Hot Rod and its odd and confusing origins, the Perfect Effect upgrade kits for Powermaster Prime that take your Leader Class toy from being good to great, Paramount tries to save face with Chinese investors after a streak of disappointing movies including The Last Knight, and way way waaaaaaay more!
A little while back, TakaraTomy polled for what Legends Series toys respondents in Japan would be interested in having another shot at. From those results, several preorders went up on TakaraTomy Mall, with the condition that they could be canceled if enough orders weren't received. It seems that has in fact been the case, with Autobase Aichi now reporting a number of those reissues will no longer be happening. Keep reading to find out which ones didn't make the cut!