At BotCon 2016, RAC... kind of mistook the Overlord teaser thrown out at the Hasbro panel for a teaser for new Duocons. Because people would totally get as excited as everybody in that room was for Battletrap and Flywheels, right? Today, those two worlds collide - like a jet with a tank - as Twitter user @MoggyZpartuss
customizes a gigantic Flywheels from Titans Return
Leader class Sky Shadow! Keep reading to see the figure, complete with comparison to the G1 toy!
It was a while ago that we saw a CG render teaser for a redeco of one of Fans Hobby's unofficial MP-style Monsterbots done up to resemble Beast Wars Megatron. That plan has come to fruition finally with the announcement of MB-03A The Red Dragon, retooled and featuring accessories all drawing inspiration straight from the Botcon 2016 TM3 Megatron exclusive. The Red Dragon is going to be an exclusive at the Shanghai 9th SGC, limited to 300 units which is bound to make this an extra challenge to obtain. We have several photos from Fans Hobby's Twitter and from Aludardlee, keep reading to see them!
JayC had a chance to talk with the Hasbro Transformers brand team about the latest reveals at HasCon 2017 with updates on the Dinobots, Volcanicus, Predaking, Botcon & More. Read on to get some insights on the new female Dinobot, Slash, and more reveals in the full video after the jump.
The Saturday schedule for HasCon has been updated with a pair of new autograph sessions! Voice director (Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Transformers Animated, Transformers Prime
among many others) and voice actress of G1 Arcee Sue Blu
will signing autographs on Saturday at 4:45 PM! Also, celebrated musician Stan Bush
("The Touch," "Dare") will be signing earlier that day at 10AM. Keep reading for a link to the HasCon schedule!
TFNation has announced their very first convention exclusive! Based on G1 character Glyph - herself introduced at a BotCon 15 years ago - CT001TFN Rune is produced by MAAS toys based on their Cybertech CT001 Skiff figure, which is a Bumblebee made in the image of his Cybertronian alt-mode as seen in G1 cartoon episode "More Than Meets The Eye, Part 1." Keep reading for more info!
Thursday afternoon following the Transformers brand panel at San Diego Comic Con, our coverage team got to spend a few minutes talking to Ashley Creedon, Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing & Development for Transformers, and Lenny Panzica, Senior Product Designer on Transformers. The video interview covered a number of questions, including the future of the Titans return boxsets, all the way to what we can expect of the HasCon experience later this year. You can find the video of the interview below, as well as a transcription for easy reference. Click through to watch now!
Something a lot of us have been anticipating since the Saturday of Botcon 2016, our long-awaited - and long-requested - updated version of Overlord from Masterforce! Or maybe IDW. I suppose he was mildly important there, too... I was able to get my hands on one of these a little bit ahead of the US distribution, and so we've got a detailed video review for you to check out today going over the figure, its vehicle modes, and what it shares with Sky Shadow. Click here to watch the review!
The official HasCon website has posted its schedule, and we've got a pretty good idea now of the amount and type of Transformers content to look forward to! From behind-the-scenes looks at IDW, Transformers: The Last Knight
and Hasbro's Transformers team to a look at the looming Titans Return
animated mini-series, there's a respectable amount of panels to visit for Transformers fans. Keep reading for more info!
Alucardlee on Weibo shared an interesting image recently. A render of Feilong, FansHobby's unofficial MP-size Doublecross, in the colors of, and with a head based on Predacon Megatron in the Botcon 2016 "Transmetal 3" form. The associated text seems to be suggesting this will be some kind of limited edition recolor, and we don't have any details on the particulars of that, cost, or time frame as yet. But if a Masterpiece-alike Doublecross wasn't quite doing it for you, maybe this iteration will catch your interest. See the full size image below!
With only a few short months left before the event opens its doors, Hasbro has finally started sharing out some information for their HasCon convention, happening in Rhode Island this September. Along with a minute-long promo video, the official Transformers Facebook page had a short text post giving a basic summary of things to expect on the Transformers side of the show - one of which is "exclusive product". You can read the full post below for more details, and see the video promo!
Artist Aaron Archer, former Hasbro toy designer and head of the Transformers brand, has posted to Instagram that he was recently present to celebrate the retirement of TakaraTomy's Hideaki Yoke. Yoke has been one of the guiding forces behind the Transformers brand since its inception, whose work goes as far back as Diaclone
. Keep reading for more info on this key figure in Transformers!
The first annual Pete's Robot Convention! In addition to the rare and unreleased items that will be on display at the show, attendees will also get to see what would have been (had all things gone to plan) the BotCon 2017 convention boxed set, souvenirs, and other attendee items. Best part? Someone at the show will WIN our Grand Prize raffle item: a complete set of physical mock-ups of the never produced 5-piece BotCon 2017 boxed set complete with mock up packaging.
Pete's Robot Convention makes its inaugural launch this year, taking the Robot Convention concept back to its roots with a renewed focus on the vendors and the thousands of amazing robot toys they will have for sale, while also providing a great venue for fans to come together and make it the social event that we've all come to enjoy. And like we said, there will be thousands of robot toys for sale! Read on for full details.
Autobase Aichi has shared an image of MP-34 Cheetor's Hasbro Asia bonus! We've changed over from coins to small metal figurines this year, and Cheetor comes with figure #2, Optimus Primal! Likewise, site sponsor Robotkingdom has added a photo of #3, Ultra Magnus, to the preorder page for MP Grapple. Keep reading to see both images mirrored here!
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Radio Free Cybertron has posted a new RFC Extra episode featuring audio recorded during the Transformers Brand Team Q&A session held during the Saturday presentation at Toy Fair in New York. Recorded by RFC's diecast, and Anthony from TFU.info, the half hour-ish segment digs in to some interesting info that may not have otherwise made its way out so far. We've picked out highlights from the session and summarized them in the full article below, and you can find a link to the RFC post so you can listen to the original event. Keep reading!
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