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New this weekend on the RFC Reviews Youtube channel is a lengthy look at Phoenix from Fans Toys. This new unofficial take on the G1 cartoon's Skyfire design has been anticipated for quite a while. The video spends some time demonstrating just how very large this figure turned out, dwarfing even most official Combiner toys, not to mention other Masterpieces and unofficial equivalents. In the video, diecast makes sure to note this is a testshot piece and does not have a complete accessory loadout, but all the essentials are accounted for. The video is embedded below, so take a look!



It's a surprise to no one at all, Iron Factory has finally revealed the Black Zarak version of their unofficial Scorponok figure, Lord Scorpion. This Dark Matter Version adds the distinctive spear weapon and redesigned helmet to the figure, which along with the redeco makes a good image of Black Zarak. As we eventually learned, Lord Scorpion is only about as big as a chunky Deluxe, but it's hard to deny how attractive this release is - especially if you have a small-scale figure shelf to add it to! Click through to see the photos.



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Site Sponsor TFSource has posted images for Generation Toy's GT-05 Leaders set! This set, priced at $69.99 and due between April and May, features Legends-scale renditions of G1 Optimus Prime and Megatron - both of which look really good and quite poseable for their size. Keep reading to see!



Just out from Planet X is the PX-12 Fatum. Fans of the Fall of Cybertron games will appreciate this unofficial render of the Thundercracker character that is said to offered in deluxe packaging. Transforming from fighter jets to a fierce battling robots, the Planet X Fatum and Querella figures come armed with a mace and double rifle blaster weapons.



Over on Sixo's Transformers Photo Library on Facebook, talented photographer Sixo has treated us to some interesting images of Phoenix, coming very soon from Fanstoys to fill that (extremely large) empty Skyfire shaped hole on your Masterpiece shelf. Three of the photos in particular concern the comparative size of Phoenix, and ...well, just look at how far up Combiner Wars Titan Class Devastator this comes! We've mirrored the relevant photos, and keep reading to find a link to a larger gallery at Sixo's Facebook page!



A while back, ToyHax introduced a label set for Titans Return Rewind that would turn him into a version of Dispensor, the infamous soda machine from the first live-action Transformers film from 2007. Now, Trent Troop's Prize Inside! store has upped the ante with a new head and soda gun for the figure! Keep reading to have a better look at the completed custom and a link to Trent's Shapeways store.



928 Toys Laboratory on Facebook has shared a nice little gallery of MMC's Continuum upgrade kit for their unofficial Overlord figure Carnifex. These parts help give Carnifex a bit more of a Masterforce feel, with Godmaster/Powermasters, a replacement head derived a bit more from the toy, and some add on weapons for the base mode. We've mirrored a selection of the photos below, so you can click through to find those and a link back to the original posting.



It’s been almost three years since the first release of FansToys’ first Iron Dibot, Scoria, but the series is finally completed with Iron Dibot No.5, FT-08 Grinder. The leader of the group has been probably the most contentious as there already exist a few options that collectors have been using to display a full collection of five heroic transforming dinosaur robots.



Facebook user Rodimus Chan has shared a nice selection of photos of Maketoys' Contact Shot, a Masterpiece-style take on the Targetmaster Pointblank. Comparisons are included with the original G1 toy to show how the styling has been updated, plus a good look at the included Targetmaster figure, and how well Contact Shot poses with it in weapon mode. This has been a great looking project from early on, and these photos sure make it look like that carried through to the final product. Click through to see mirrored photos!


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The first video preview of the Desolataur prototype is up. Crowd funding will start on February 27th, 2015. Note: This is a resin prototype, so it literally wears as you move it. The final product will be made of high quality plastic, will be painted, and will have chains.


TFCToys' Weibo Page has posted the final color images of upcoming combiner limbs Warning Line, better known as Protectobot Groove, and Aethon, better known as Predacon Tantrum. These figures will form legs for Prometheus/Defensor and Ares/Predaking. See the pictures below!


FPcore have updated their site with the backstory fiction for their Recoiler and Riftshot characters that are part of the FPcore Project Ground Hammer. Get the insights on who and where these new characters came from with profile information on both of the Twins below for the full preview now.


Wanted to let people know that KFC are sending out free replacements for the problem-ridden guns for their Ironpaw and Nightstalker figures. Good on them for fixing this issue! "Hey! Fans of KFCTOYS. We tested the new shoulder cannon for Ironpaw ,and put up a video of how it works just with your nail to rotate it out. This new shoulder cannon will be shipped to the retailers very soon.including silver for CST-02J and metal gray for CST-02NS."


UPDATE. Dr. Wu just posted a poll on his weibo page, with numbers 1 to 9 and the following instructions (translated from Chinese with google): "MP police shoulder cannon made ​​some settings, please vote choice, choose up to three per person." So it looks these cannons are for Masterpiece Prowl, and he's asking the fans to choose the three designs he will make. Post your favorites in the comments below.

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Japanese speaking YouTube reviewer Wotafa has just released his review of Demonicus Prominon, Mastermind Creation's Nemesis Prime-themed recolor of Seraphicus Prominon, their unofficial Nova Prime. Besides being impressively large, the figure - an exclusive to the Singapore Toy, Game, & Comic Convention - sports the always attractive "Nemesis" color scheme as well as a lot of vac-metal. Man, handle with care... keep reading to see the review!


Paik4Life has posted a video to Youtube showing off the testshot build of MMC's Carnifex figure that was on display at Cyber City Con last weekend. This long awaited figure based on IDW's interpretation of Overlord is shown off in robot and vehicle forms, though the transformation was not allowed to be filmed. However, the video gives a good overview of this huge figure, showing off its articulation and details in particular. We have that video embedded for you, so click through to watch it!


The latest work from harrisloureiro has just been posted to Youtube. This time the skilled stop motion animator presents a fight between Warpath, as played by Badcube's Wardog, and Astrotrain using DX9's Chigurh. We're always really happy to see new works from this producer, and this latest video certainly does not disappoint - except maybe that the video doesn't run longer! We have it embedded below, so click through and enjoy!


A video has been posted showing the process of upgrading Combiner Wars Devastator with parts from a testshot of the X2Toys add on. Interestingly while providing almost entire new forearms and hands, the kit still calls for the original wrist plates to be used with the new parts. Otherwise everything seems a simple matter of snapping pieces on during the combination process. The video was originally posted to the Miaopai service, but we've mirrored it to Youtube for easy viewing. Click through to watch!


A video was posted to Weibo by a user we haven't been able to identify just yet, showing a somewhat large figure based on Beast Wars Dinobot. Going by the way it's designed, we're assuming this is the work of an unofficial group, but right now any conclusion is complete speculation. The video is now mirrored to Youtube for easier viewing, and we've got it embedded below, so click through and take a look.

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