The Twitter of Japanese collector Alfes2010 has posted images of the Legendary Weapons that Takara is giving away this month. If you spend 3000 Yen or more at a given Japanese store during the month of October, you can get the Prime Axe or the Tricera Mace! Alfes has both but is having a lot more fun with the Prime Axe, showing it off with a Movie Prime as well as with both War For and Fall Of Cybertron Optimus Primes. Keep reading to see the photos!
Good news from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! They've just listed a new preorder for an additional run of the Bumblebee Dual Model Kit. Representing Bumblebee in his pre-AOE body style, this non-transforming model is a highly articulated frame that you build the armor on in order to complete the figure. The preorder listing has an expected arrival date of March 2015.
Just out is a new image of the packaging and render of the robot, plus news on it having metallic finish. It will also appear at TFcon. Read on to see the quote from Keith's Fantasy Club with the details on this exclusive figure they will be offering.
The Year of the Goat is nearly here, and courtesy of Robotkingdom we know that Hasbro as always is readying a pair of commemorative Platinum Edition figures for Asian markets and US ToysRus stores. This year it's Masterpiece Soundwave and the Laser Optimus Prime mold from late G2. Huh? Both figures are rendered in what appears to be the official YotG color scheme, which is clear plastic and copper. ...Huh. But MP Soundwave even comes with a similarly-decoed set of cassettes! Keep reading to see the photos.
CinemaSins has posted the latest installment in their "Everything Wrong With) series, covering Transformers: Age of Extinction... and it's a two-part video clocking in at a total of 32 minutes. For comparison, the first Amazing Spider-Man film took them all of two minutes. Somehow Toy Story took them ten, so we may be looking at some editorial bloat as time goes on, but still... 32 minutes. Keep reading to see!
The official Transformers Facebook have posted a new video that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Reynor’s stunt driving in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Get a look at what the actor did to prepare for the movie by spending hours and hours behind the wheel learning to drive fast, skid, drift and all kinds of moves that were used in the movie.
Hisashi Yuki has once again taken to Twitter to post an image of upcoming TF Legends figures! This time it's Brainstorm, the Japanese release of the upcoming Generations Voyager figure, and he's purusing a Japanese robotics hobbyist magazine with Rattrap, who is fast becoming the unofficial mascot of TF Legends. Keep reading to see the photo!
Amazon Japan has posted a product page for a limited edition version of the Japanese 2D/3D Blu Ray release of Age of Extinction. Included in the set is a limited edition Army Camo version of Generations Voyager Hound, generally considered to be one of the best figures from the TF4 Generations toyline. It's a pretty nice paintjob for a nice figure, and it'll set you back about $130 for the set when it's released on December 10th of this year. Keep reading for photos!
Originally produced for Transformers Expo, the four Legend Commander Collection figures are now up for sale on the TakaraTomy Mall website. While this doesn't help us collectors outside of Japan directly, a broader availability outside of the Expo - which happened in a single location in Japan - should mean an easier job of getting them elsewhere. The assortment is 75% reissues, with Robot Masters Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and Lio Convoy as well as Power Attacker Age of Extinction Optimus Prime. Keep reading to see photos!
eHobby has updated their Transformers Cloud page with a new chapter of the Cloud backstory which, in case you missed it, is still in Japanese. But! There's also a nice new illustration by Nagi Miyako which features Cloud Megatron and Hellwarp facing down Beast Wars II's Galvatron and Hellscream, with Cloud's Super Link Roadbuster/Energon Ironhide caught in the middle. On top of which, TakaraTomy and eHobby have posted yet more new images of both Ironhide and Hellwarp to Twitter. Keep reading to see all the images!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It’s our 15th Anniversary Show! We talk with Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster about Transformers Legacy, we introduce a new podcast called Transformers 101. Diecast shares his experience at New York Comicon, we talk about Ultimetal Prime, KFC’s NOT Blaster and DX9 Toy’s NOT Mirage. It’s an episode you can’t miss, nearly two and a half hours of content!
A posting has been discovered on Hasbro's job site advertising an opening for Brand Manager, Global Brand Marketing based out of the Pawtucket headquarters. While qualified persons will view this as a potential employment opportunity, for fandom members this may raise a question of if changes are occurring for the Transformers brand team that we've just started getting used to over the last two years and what impact it may have on the Transformers brand as we know it currently. Keep reading for more information and a link to the listing in case you think you have what it takes, or just want to know what such a position looks for.
Thanks to Affes2010 we have many more new images of the Ultimetal Optimus Prime figure that is just out in Japan. Get a look at the $800 Optimus Prime figures unboxed and assembled in all its glory. Hard to deny this awesomeness of this figure have does not transform. The attention to detail is amazing with electronic lights and more than meets the Prime. Read on to see select images from the four separate blog posts below. You can see many more via the source links at the end of the post.
The Official Playskool Youtube channel has been updated with yet more videos from the Transformers Rescue BotsPlayskool Heroes series. Get a look at four new videos feature including a Season 3 trailer, Flobsters Trailer, a TREX character video, and the Ready to Roll music video. Read on to see all of the Transformers Rescue Bots videos now.
The Playskool Official channel on Youtube has been updated with a brand new Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal video clip. Get a look at the Playskool Heroes U.S. Official TV Commercial that we assume is showing now. The promo that is geared toward young fans shows the much talked about Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal figure that merges G1 Prime with a T-rex style dinosaur mode. Read on to see the full clip now.