Generation 1 Images
Once again, Twitter user @miiakira2017
has posted an image of their Transformers-related design work. Today, it's a classic car- the specific make, if any, eludes RAC - that would have turned into a laser pistol-wielding cowboy. Though there's a slight resemblance to 2010's Hunt for the Decepticons
Scout-class Hubcap, the replies peg this as a Diaclone
-era design, so well before that figure was designed and likely a coincidence. Keep reading to see!
Hobby Lobby has had a few waves now of different kinds of Transformers art stamped in to sheet metal. A new offering in this line has just recently hit, bringing some new choices. We found today two pieces featuring G1 Optimus, and Bumblebee, represented in the design of the 2006 Classics toy, at Hobby Lobby. They were priced at $18.99 each, which may seem a touch steep for something the size of perhaps a small calendar. But we can't deny the art on them look really sharp. Click through for images of both!
Twitter account continues to share G1 design work! Today, we've got some sketches for Octane, described here in a very British way as a "Tank Lorry"; artwork for a pair of folding launcher bays designed in the Diaclone Car Robots
days, and what are described as figure studies for "erasers," but don't seem to match either the Decoys or the G1 erasers that were produced - at least the US ones. Keep reading to see the images!
Via Imaginarium Art we have some photos of a new release coming up, featuring Starscream in his coronation gear from the original Transformers: The Movie. Starscream is posed seated on a throne ...made of missiles? It seems an odd choice in home furnishings, but perhaps alien robots have different sensibilities. The new statue is marked as a "build to order" item, but with a production run limit of 400 pieces. It's available from sponsor BigBadToyStore
now as a preorder for $1199.99. Click through to see all the photos!
Twitter user @miiakira2017
has once again posted some new G1 design sketches! This time, it's for a pretty interesting footnote in Transformers history: an unproduced Transformers Personal Organizer! The book would've had a few real pages, backed by a stack of dummy pages that then turned into a robot. Autobot and Decepticon versions were designed with slightly different surface details for each. Keep reading to see!
Thanks to @miiakira2017 on Twitter we have even more looks at early Transformers concept designs from Japan. These are more even more fantastic than before with looks at two different base concepts.
The first is what looks like a transforming case that is a mock mountain that opens up to reveal a multi-teir base with all kinds of ramps, ladders, weapons and what appears to be Sky Spy type probe. The other is much more Diaclone looking with a big carrier type base with tiny-looking tank treads to indicate scale.
Twitter user @miiakira2017
has posted some concept art from the early days of Transformers! How early, you may ask? In some cases, Diaclone
early! The images are primarily of an early version of Metroplex who was of a much stockier, more Grandus-like build in this stage of development. Also, a base mode for Optimus Prime/Battle Convoy's cab, and an Autobot symbol carry case that would have turned into a base of its own! Keep reading to see the images!
HasCon begins, and we're covering the news from the Convention going on now in Rhode Island. Just in are the first looks at the Transformers display with prototypes a plenty. We are just uploading the images now and will be adding details ASAP.
Just in by way of Tfcn's facebook page we have a new leaked image that may be a preview of the 2018 Power of the Primes line or something else we've not identified yet. The image showing a very G1 looking design of the Optimus Prime truck mode appears to be part of a bigger image that shows the robot mode as well. Hard to tell the class, the mold does look on the simple side. It is likely a smaller scale.
There's more than meets the sneakers with the new line of G1 inspired sneakers from BAIT Diadora. Thankfully, not following in the footsteps of Mark's TKL Nikes, we have these classic looking shoes that are aligned with G1 favorite characters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Soundwave on foot and hand with complimentary BAIT designed non-transforming collectible figure to go with them. Read on for more information and images by way of the BAIT site.
On Facebook, Soldier Story Toys has shared a couple of pictures relating to their impressive and expensive Unicron statue-lamps. One shows the products being boxed for shipping from their factory, which is followed by a photo of several pieces lined up and tagged for final inspections against flaws or defects. This lamp still clocks in close to $1000 each, putting it out of the price range of many, which is quite a shame as this is a lovely piece of decorative merchandise. Check out these new images below!
Following up on their well-received Mega Action Series Optimus Prime, Toys Alliance has announced MAS-02 Megatron on Facebook! Like MAS-01, the highly-detailed Megatron figure will feature metallic paint, LED light-up features, and ample articulation at a tremendous height of 18 inches! Keep reading to see the first four photos.
TFW2005 has posted slides from a Hasbro presentation to press and investors naming the successor to Transformers: Robots in Disguise
: Transformers Cyberverse!
Airing in 2018, the first season is being labeled as "Chapter One," with a second "chapter" due in 2019. This is speculated by 2005 to be the rumored "G1 Redux" series, especially since it uses G1 placeholder images in the presentation slide. But all we know for certain is the name and that it will follow in RID's footsteps as an ages 6-10 show. Keep reading for more info!
Dirty secret: as much as we like Transformers that turn into recognizeable (and sometimes even working) objects, like the Device Label figures and the MicroChange side of G1... we have completely lost track of how many versions of the AU Infobar x Transformers figure there are. All we can say for sure of this particular example, thanks to TakaraTomy, is that it's the "Annin Version" and seems to have a Movie Optimus Prime-inspired deco. It'll be out in mid-December in Japan for 5400 Yen. Keep reading for photos!
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Just up on their official page, Toys Alliance have posted a new image revealing their MAS-02 MEGATRON figure that will released as part of their Mega Action figure series. The image of the artists rendering shows the officially licensed non-transforming 18-inch figure design.
This will be followed by the prototype figure that will be on display at the Animation Comic Game Hong Kong show on 7/28 – 8/1. Get a look at the MAS-02 Megatron concept image after the jump for the full look.
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