Just in by way of Comicbook.com, is our first look at the new Transformers Universe characters Optimus Prime (shown top right), Bumblebee and Windblade as they are said to appear in the show. What's nice to see is there appears to be some resemblances to their orginal Transformers Generations look and maybe even a bit of G1 thrown in for extra flavor.
It's that time again: a week has passed since a major convention so the usual leakers on Weibo are back on the job. Today we have a look at the combining diagram forPower of the Primes combiner Abominus which will presumably appear in every Terrorcon's instructions, and pegs the last three members of the team as "coming Late 2018." We also have slices of the package art for Voyagers Hun-Gurrr, Elita-1, and Inferno that show off their respective combined forms, Abominus, ????, and ????. Keep reading to see!
The last of three known Team Combiner sets for the Robots in Disguise line has hit brick and mortar retail. Galvatronus, comprised of Cyclonus, Riotgear, Skyjack, Cyberwarp, and Treadshock was spotted at Toys R Us in Fort Wayne, IN by Rookbartley. Robots in Disguise is expected to be ending with the wrap up of the Combiner Force imprint, though there are still a few toys that have yet to reach retail, including two Crash Combiners. Whether any or all of these remaining products ever see distribution in the US is a big question mark right now. Keep reading to see a photo of Galvatronus on shelf!
The Encore edition of Car Robots Fire Convoy and God Magnus are going to feature updated, and supposedly expanded sound chips featuring a lot of new dialogue and sound effects. To highlight this, TakaraTomy has posted three samples taken from what's going to be put on Fire Convoy's sound chip. Those who've been around long enough to have an original Fire Convoy will recognize that each of the phrases previewed here are brand new to the toy. Click through for a link to the TakaraTomy official site page, and a list of the phrases!
The TFCN group has shared a couple small images from Power of The Primes. First is a very low-res image of the back-of-box for Rodimus Unicronus, the evil redeco of wave 1 Leader Rodimus Prime. Unfortunately all but the largest text is completely illegible. Along with this is an image of the cover panel of Prime Master Alchemist Prime's instructions, showing the Prime Master and the Submarauder decoy suit, AKA Pretender Shell. We've mirrored the images, click through to see them now!
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!
Over the summer, DX9 revealed their entry in the new market of Masterpiece-compatible unofficial Omega Supremes, Gabriel. It then went quiet for a while. But now we know why, and there's a new prototype photo to top it off! Apparently some modification were being made to the design after the first reveal, which naturally led to delays in showing any more promotional content for the product. A color testshot is promised sometime in the near future, but right now you can click through and see the non-color prototype mirrored below.
You can't tell me that Transformers The Last Knight wouldn't have been more entertaining if the movie's conflict was resolved by a rap battle between ...well, anyone really. But for purposes of argument I'm gonna go with Nitro Zeus and Cogman. Unfortunately that didn't happen. But to promote the Leader Class Megatron and Calibur Optimus Prime, TakaraTomy did engage the services of two Japanese rappers to extol the virtues of the two toys in a rap battle. It's all in Japanese, naturally, but it's more than hilarious enough to be worth a look. You'll find the video embedded in the full post just below!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Hey, it’s our 18th anniversary show! Now with that out of the way, what a crazy week this was! Between Grotusque being announced Thursday at NYCC and in some of our hands by Friday, to the revelation that Takara-Tomy is looking to produce a Grand Maximus and Greatshot, this has been quite a week for Transformers fans! Also on the show we probably spend just a bit too much time talking about Jason Jansen and his birthday. All that and more on this week’s Radio Free Cybertron!
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!
TAKARA TRANSFORMERS & STAR WARS - This mash up of Transformers and Star Wars gives the TIE Advanced x1 the ability to transform into a robotic version of Darth Vader. A mini Darth Vader figure is included with this transforming ship and is able to fit into the cockpit in vehicle mode.
We brought you the first word last night that the LG-EX Grand Maximus exclusive would feature a bonus Titan Master Pretender shell based on Power of The Primes tooling if at least 3000 preorders were received. But there was yet more hidden in the promotional copy that we've found out since then - one of which calls the toy itself in to question! Keep reading to find out more!
TakaraTomy Mall has activated the sale page for Greatshot, the rather unexpected retool of Leader Class Sixshot representing the character from Transformers Victory. Greatshot features several new parts, including the chest, helmet, tops of the shoulders, and the wolf head has been changed for a rhino head. The Headmaster component features use of the Hasbro "Revolver" tooling, making its debut in Japan as Sixshot features a brand new Headmaster mold in the Legends Series. Like Grand Maximus, Greatshot is due to ship in late March, 2018. Keep reading to see the pictures!