Despite that the formal presentation and of course showroom time with Hasbro doesn't begin until early afternoon on Saturday, we already have managed to see no small amount of new reveals from Toy Fair! Of course we'll be seeing everything much more clearly tomorrow, from many angles and, heck, maybe even some video clips if we're lucky! We do hope that the day might carry yet more things not so far shown off in some capacity, but what exactly have
we seen at this point? We're gonna recap it for you, so keep reading!
Nobody likes price increases on their favorite toys. Nobody who isn't a Hasbro or toy store shareholder, at any rate. And while RAC is still
adjusting to Deluxes not being $10 anymore despite the number of years that had been so, he's been mulling over the idea that the rumored price hike to $20 per Deluxe for Premier Edition could represent a new approach to Generations-style adult-focused Transformers toys - and surprisingly, he doesn't think the idea is all
bad. Keep reading for the silver lining!
It's time to borrow the Toy Detective hat from RAC and do some work on the just-revealed Titan Class Trypticon! The major question everyone has had, of course, is how big the final product will be. A design render in isolation isn't very good for determining that, it's true. But in October we were handed a wonderful clue during an otherwise not very productive livestream presentation event: Trypticon's leg. In hand, on the floor, next to other toys. Yes, Trypticon's leg is the metric that will answer our questions. Keep reading!
I am a big fan of Transformers licensed merchandise from the past and nothing is more tasty than the vintage goodness that was created by the truckload for the Generation 1 cartoons.
Speaking of goodness and trucks, you may have found these More Than Meets the Ice Cream treats by Peters on the neighborhood Ice Cream trucks in Australia. But they are likely news to fans in the USA. What makes these so delightful. Is they are actually ice cream in disguise, with a mystery flavor or candy embedded in the center such as bubblegum or caramel.
A poster on TFW with a retail background, called Hoffman has reported on the possible assortment for Titans Return Deluxe wave 5. Right now because this is coming as word of mouth we're considering it a rumor, albeit it one with some plausibility. So that said, the main important take away from the information is that the entire assortment is mold reuses. Reportedly it will feature a reship of Wolfwire, and retools of three other molds as Misfire, Twin Twist, and most surprisingly, Windblade. We've got (some unexpected) mold details, and speculative analysis below, so keep reading!
Over the past week or so, we've produced a lot of coverage for Titans Return Deluxe wave 4 - or 2017 Deluxe wave 2, depending how you prefer to catalog these things. But with so many updates coming so fast, it could have been easy to miss something! So we're collecting together everything we did for the newest Deluxe assortment in one place here, galleries, reviews, and more! Anything you'd need to find about Quake, Krok, Kup, Perceptor, and Topspin is waiting for you just below. So keep reading!
The staff at Tformers.com wishes a happy and prosperous new year to Transformers fans everywhere.
Here is to 2017, and a wonder-filled year of GIANT ROBOTS!
May you find all the figures you are looking for, win all your auctions, and keep on Tranforming in the year to come.
Though wave 3 is only just now getting real traction in its retail release in the United States, we're already looking ahead to what's next. While the higher price points are easier to call given their lower number of units per case, the next batch of Deluxes isn't clearly called quite yet. But it only takes some digging to see that the information is out there in front of us via a range of sources. And what the next wave holds might be a bit unexpected. We've collected it together and we're going to break it down for you, so keep reading!
On August 9, 2016, TFormers was among a small group of Transformers websites invited to tour the filming set of Transformers: The Last Knight, just outside of Detroit, Michigan. During the all day visit, we had the honor of witnessing many steps and many layers of the ongoing process of filming the movie - including a great many things that, even now, nearly four months later I cannot talk about. I can't tell you about the specific details of many of the amazing things we were permitted to see, but what I learned through the course of the day was that the particulars of what will eventually be in front of everyone on a movie screen were not really the most important thing. Keep reading!
Earlier this week, Vanderbilt University published an article summarizing the results of a research project undertaken recently. The researchers were studying facial recognition, specifically the ability of people to recognize someone else's face. Challenging the common conclusion that capability in this is based on gender, the researchers brought in some special tools: Transformers. The essential theory being that the childhood associations of facial feature and structure - such as one might get from their toys - inform processing in later life. Find out more below!
Slated for 2017 and with no details yet given, it's far too early to know what shape Hasbro's new Transformers Fan Club will take. But even if we don't know what it will
be, we probably all have thoughts on what it should
be. RAC definitely does - and he feels the time is ripe for a change. Keep reading for his thoughts on the issue, this time written in the first
Tomorrow evening will see the doors open on Hasbro's yearly night before NYCC presentation where we get a preview of things to come in the following months. This is our last big look ahead before Toy Fair in February. Last year's presentation was the official debut of Titans Return - after an unintentional slip of some of its art assets at Botcon 2015. It was a major reveal that sparked a frenzy of excitement and interest all through our fandom, from the very first blurry images taken through a thick glass door before the event opened. So it's only natural to hope that we get something similarly big this time around. Keep reading to see our predictions!
Beast Wars turned 20 years old this year. Specifically back in April when the anniversary of the original airing of "Beast Wars" parts 1 and 2 occurred. But, there was the entire summer then to wait before there was more - or even a repeat of the "Beast Wars" two parter. It left the question of what to expect from this show. On September 18th, we got the first answer, with the debut of the first new episode in the show's regular syndication airing. And so, keep reading, as today we look back on the 20th anniversary of "The Web"...
I would like to think that all of us can point to at least one example of how the Transformers toy line, shows or comics have improved our lives. Whether it has been through the happiness of meeting like-minded enthusiasts or the ownership of excellent toys, the enjoyment of well-written comics or admiration of tremendous artwork, surely we can all point to some aspect of the brand and hobby which brings us happiness. I would like to think if you’re reading this, it’s because of a choice you have made to give part of your time to the hobby.
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August 8th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of The Transformers: The Movie
! And for that occasion RAC posts his memories of seeing the film and considers its all-reaching influence on subsequent Transformers stories. Keep reading!
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