The identity of the ultimately unused pretool second character for the 2013 Generations Orion Pax remained a mystery for a very long time. Speculation always leaned toward Kup due to some very superficial resemblance, but it was just that - speculation. Recently it had been let slip by some individuals with access to that information that the Kup idea was evidently correct, but nothing more than that. But today we got visual confirmation, and our first look at this unproduced Kup, via extra parts from leftover Botcon 2015 customizing class kits. Shawn Tessman even completed one in the style it might have appeared as a retail toy, and you can see photos of that below!
2017 was a year. It occupied 12 pages of a traditional calendar, or even more if you had a weekly or even one of those fancy-learnin' word-a-day calendars! And during that year, things relating to the Transformers happened. Some more positive than others, or more fondly looked back on. Not everything was a winner, after all. Thus, I'll memorialize the year that was with some of my best remembered times in Transformers - in no particular order since I'm bad at chronology sometimes as well as weighing priority of a memory over others. I am literally the best at lists.
2017 is over - perhaps mercifully, depending on how your 2017 went. But whatever your year was like, one constant remains: there were some good Transformers figures this year! RAC has compiled a list of his five favorites - and two honorary mentions. Keep reading to see his favorites as he switches from third- to first-person writing!
We're past halfway now with Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 1, and in today's review we're bringing you Dreadwind! Notable for bringing some Combiner Wars wave 1 in to our Power of The Primes, upon closer examination there may be fewer reused parts than you'd think. More importantly, retooled Aerialbot or not, it came out quite well and makes a decent take on the character. It might have been nice to get as a Voyager, but you can't argue with this deco at any size class, and the price definitely beats the Botcon exclusive. Click here to watch the Power of The Primes Dreadwind review!
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!
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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!
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