Following up on the reveal of Tyrantron, Mastermind Creations posted a design graphic that reveals the toy's second configuration as the gladiatorial mining robot Tyrantronus. The change is achieved with alternate chest, head, and shoulder parts, as well as involving a different arm weapon. The giant drill suggests that the figure will be able to be configured as a vehicle other than the jet mode seen already. If it can become a drill tank, it probably wouldn't be hard to make a battle tank out of either. Keep reading to see the images.
The Facebook page for MMC's Ocular Max offshoot has posted new photos showing the prototype for their Perfection Series Saltus - yet another third party Masterpiece Springer. This one is noted to offer alternate heads for cartoon or toy influence, as well as differing shoulder arrangements to match, all while boasting 40 points of articulation. The Facebook post projects availability in the second quarter of 2017, but of course no pricing is available at this stage. Click through now to see the mirrored photos!
Mastermind Creations shared out some photos of their various displayed goods via their Facebook page today. Their Masterpiece-alike offerings seemed to be a prominent player, including a hand-painted yellow version of their Trailbreaker to represent its Diaclone colors, seemingly to measure interest in it as a potential future release. Many Reformatted figures were on hand, including the Tyrantron IDW-style Megatron we saw first earlier today. There's a nice big gallery, so click through and start having a look!
FansToys certainly has no problem with ambition! Their latest reveal, FT-20, is nothing less than an Omega Supreme designed to interact with Masterpiece Transformers. The figure takes its cues largely from the cartoon, with its overly boxy form as a robot, and simplified alternate mode look. But where this really tries to sell itself is its size, and as you can see in the mirrored gallery, it suitably towers over basically everything. More alarming is the hint that FansToys might have a Devastator on the way at the same size! Keep reading to see everything!
The next stage of the warring third parties seems to be kicking off. Hot on the heels of Hasbro's genuine modern Sixshot, two of the third party companies have debuted their own efforts. DX9 has revealed Hanzo (or Hanzuo, according to at least one DX9 posting), which was on hand at TFCon this weekend. Subsequently, GCreations has shown off the CG design for their stab, which currently seems to not have progressed to the point of a code name. You can find images of both below and compare and contrast for yourself!
Iron Factory has today unveiled Alleria, their version of Elita-1 which is a retool of their Arcee, Pink Assassin. As we understand it currently, the figure is to be included with the first production of EX14 Ultimate Commander - the Optimus based both on IDW comic designs and God Ginrai. With no additional plan for distribution known at this time, if this information is correct it would make Ultimate Commander of some added interest, not to mention value. We'll keep you updated as we learn more, and for now click through to see the photos of the new figure!
TFCon Chicago 2016 - MasterMind Creations Shows Off New More Than Meets The Eye Style Megatron Figure
Toy reviewer Peaugh has posted some images from TFCon Chicago of MMC's new MTMTE-style Megatron! The figure's alt mode seems to be a large air- or spacecraft of some sort, with a choice of a more traditional Fusion Cannon or the jet's nose for arm-mounted weaponry. Unsurprisingly, it's in scale with their DJD series of figures. Keep reading to see!
TFsource have let us know they have the ToyWorld M02B Assault, M02A Jets, and M02C Elegy Not Coneheads figure now up for preorders. These MP style Seekers are listed now at $119.99 USD with shipping some time in December 2016. You can find all three of the figures now at TFSource
New Listings - ToyWorld Coneheads - M02B Assault, M02A Jets, and M02C Elegy, Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition Rise of Rodimus Prime, Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition Unicron, DA-06 Dia Battles V2 Cosmo Maneuver Type, Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition boxset AUTOBOT HEROES, and Eavi Metal PHASE 8 A Simba
On Facebook, Benscollectables has shared a small album of photos showing color samples of Toyworld's effort at Masterpiece-esque 1985 Seekers. The unofficial versions of Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge look well designed to fit in with the likes of official MP Starscream and friends, while making sure the figures are suited to depict the characters. These are likely to fall under a lot of consideration as an alternative for the TakaraTomy conehead releases, already underway as a series of exclusives. Keep reading to see the whole batch!
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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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.
BotCon 2015 - FansToys FT-12 Grenadier - Video Preview of Masterpiece-style Insecticon Bombshell-style Test Shot
Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron has video of FansToys' Grenadier! While Third Party toys are forbidden at BotCon proper, there's a dealer room across the street at the St. Charles Hilton where this figure was being shown off! Keep reading to have a good look for yourself!
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