Coming to us from one of the recurring Weibo sources, we have two stock photo images of the packaging for Prime Masters Alpha Trion (wearing a Landmine Decoy Suit/Pretender shell) and Alchemist Prime with Submarauder suit. These present in package almost identically to the Titan Masters we've had for the last year and a half, simply swapping the "Decoy Suit" Pretender shell for a transforming vehicle. All signs right now are that we should expect to see the first trickles of POTP products hitting stores in the upcoming few weeks - hopefully with good distribution everywhere by the start of 2018. Click through to see the two images.
There has long been speculation about if, when and how Hasbro and Mattel would join forces to make the ultimate toy and game company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Hasbro is said to be on the prowl (pun) again, after substantiated news just last year, about the two companies being in talks.
At this point there is nothing substantial to report. Yet, this time feels better with Hasbro's recent move to a media company. When more content is what they need. Barbie, Hot Wheels and so many brands under the Mattel brand are great choices.
Hasbro is getting dipping into the boutique toy game announcing a new partnership with Kidrobot, arguably the the leading retailer of boutique and urban toy design.
Unfortunately, they won't be serving up the Prime stuff just yet, as this deal is focused on the Transformers vs GI Joe side of things. There is more than meets the wallet coming our way in the form of "Art Figures" and other collectibles such as pins and skateboards. Read on for images and more details.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Tons of interesting topics including MP-41 Dinobot. Are you laying down the $250? Also we have some new Power of the Primes stock photos. How do these differ from what we saw at Hascon? We discuss it! We share our thoughts on the Titans Return trailer from Machinima! Plus we catch up on listener questions and comments! All that and more on this week's RFC!
Japanese news site "Natalie" has announced a special limited edition of Cerebros/Fortress from the Titans Return Fortress Maximus mold that will make absolutely no sense to anyone who's not up on Japanese TV comedy. RAC definitely wasn't, but he's discovered enough info to actually bring some context to what this weird thing actually is. Keep reading for all the details!
We reported in September that the release of TLK-29 Cogman, originally planned for the end of October, had been delayed with no followup release date given. It's taken a while, but we finally have some good news on this story. An update has been posted by TakaraTomy, and Cogman is back on the schedule. If you were counting on the Japanese release to bring you one of the best toys the Transformers The Last Knight line has to offer, it looks like you're back in business! Click through for the updated release details!
Sure, the title reads like perfect clickbait, but odds are you will find yourself in stunned disbelief when you hear the last of this year's nominees. Last year, Transformers were nominated for entry to the Toy Hall of Fame. They didn't make it, losing out, in part, to the swing. Transformers was up for a spot again this year, but sadly didn't make the final cut. Two of the inductees that beat them were the simple wiffle ball, and the classic board game Clue. And we can't begrudge either of those, else Col. Mustard might do us in with a candlestick in the library. But what was the third inductee? Oh, keep reading...
A piece on Variety earlier this week reveals that Huahua Media out of China and Paramount Pictures are ending what was supposed to be a multi-year investment deal that would see the Chinese company contribute financing to numerous film productions. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. In August, Paramount execs flew to China to smooth things over after a string of movies - most recent at the time being Transformers: The Last Knight - failed to perform to expectations. Paramount says they'll pursue financing partnerships elsewhere - including with Hasbro - but on the whole it's probably still not good news at all. Keep reading for more details!
Via IDW's David Mariotte, we've got some teasers on Twitter for two of December's Transformers comics titles. Two each of cropped interior images from Till All Are One's Annual which will tie off some of the lingering story threads from the series ending earlier this year, and the upcoming miniseries Transformers vs Visionaries. There's very little to be gleaned storywise from any of what's shown, so for now we'll just have to enjoy the brief look inside for the sneak preview it is. Keep reading to see the images!
This month, we're digging in to some of our back catalog toys to bring you some "retro" toy galleries while we wait for more of the latest to come out. And as voted for by our Twitter readers, the first one up in this series is LG16 Slipstream. This retool of the original Generations Windblade was released all the way back in October of 2015 - how the time flies, right? With all the colors to look at home among any group of 1988 Decepticons, Slipstream has a great deco, if not the most fun mold to start from. We've got 145 photos of it for you, including side by sides with Windblades old and new - keep reading to see the full gallery!
Or possibly your Titans Return Perceptor with the working microscope... either way, Hero-X's latest round of previews for their upcoming Generations 2018 book, the latest in the long-running series, isn't exactly big. The samples check in at 240x170 pixels. But we do get some idea of content, with a look at recent and upcoming Legends Series figures, a feature on Transformers: Age of Extinction, and a "Backstage" section focusing on the design process. Keep reading to see the samples, and be prepared to squint!
As the consequences of the First Strike event reverberate, Optimus Prime ventures into the wilderness of Cybertron to search for the first new Cybertronian life to emerge in four million years! by John Barber and Livio Ramondelli. Expected in shops November 22, 2017. Keep reading to see the preview pages!
Ronald McSanta has a little surprise for Transformers fans at McDonald's next month!
We say "little" because there is just one Transformers item in what is a special holiday train set that features an array of popular culture properties including Toy Story, Despicable Me, My Little Pony, Hot Wheels and others.
The Transformers toy offering is one from the Robots In Disguise series with Bumblebee sticking his head out a car-carrier type train car. See the image below for the full look.
Machinima has posted the trailer for the Titans Return miniseries to their Facebook page today. The series, which stars Wil Wheaton, Jason David Frank, Peter Cullen, and more - follows up on the Combiner Wars miniseries - and visually looks about the same so far. This trailer also gives us a hint as to Starscream's ultimate fate... keep reading to watch!