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With the mold having debuted at TFCon Chicago in the form of the limited exclusive Grand Maximus-colored Grant, we now have an in-hand look at the final production Infinitor, the mass release edition based on Fortress Maximus. While it deviates from the original in some respects, this edition features a full paint deco with seemingly no stickers involved to complete its look. These photos from the Hong Kong based HKGTF Facebook group may serve to indicate the figure will reach US sellers within the next few weeks. Keep reading to see more!



In the interview Rik announced their upcoming Play With This Toosday campaign, where they will reveal a new figure design every Tuesday. This Tuesday an announcement is coming of a figure that might be interesting to He-Man collectors as well as Transformers fans. The figure idea was by Trent Troop and drawn by Aaron Archer.



Mastermind Creations has shared images of their upcoming Cynicus figure to Facebook. Better known as Vos of the terrifying Decepticon Justice Division (as seen in IDW's More Than Meets The Eye comic series), Cynicus transforms into a large sniper rifle usable by both 5mm hands and Feral Rex, and has a removable faceplate. Keep reading to see all the photos!



Some final product images of Invisible, comparing it to DX9's Salmoore, the Generation 1 Mirage and Masterpiece Autobot cars. Additionally, we get a look at the packaging and figure out of the box with looks as the robot and vehicle modes in the gallery now.



Peaugh has posted a video showing the recently revealed Titanium Saint figure, representing an Alpha Trion that transforms in to a space battleship. The video offers a basic overview of the toy which may give you a sense of what to expect from this figure - one point emphasized is the figure being smaller than anticipated, but the design simplicity is praised. Click through and check out the video!



Just in are new images of the Perfect Effect - Leonidas figure. Following the teaser silhouette that hinted at a Japanese Beast Wars character Lio Convoy. The new prototype images confirmation that IS what we will be getting. Get a look at the figure in robot mode that shows he's armed with two long swords and is roughly in scale with the MP-10 Optimus Prime figure. Additionally we get a look at the beast mode with weapons in place. Read on for the full details now.



Shartimus Prime hooks it up with a new review for the EAVI Metal Transistor Transformers Masterpiece Blaster 3rd Party figure. Get a look at the G1 inspired MP class action figure from out of the box and all the details from robot, to transformation, to boombox mode and more. Read on to watch the video review and image gallery for the EAVI Metal Transistor now.



New up today, Vangelus has an in-depth review of a very long-awaited third party item, the most ambitious attempt so far to improve Fall of Cybertron Bruticus by replacing its entire core body and a good chunk of both arms to make up for the necessary engineering compromises of the retail toys. This is a long video but clearly goes over everything you need to find out about this set that will be reaching retailers soon. Click through and check it out!



Third party Transformers news for the week ending November 15th, 2014. Includes the latest news from Badcube, Fanstoys Iron Factory, Microblaze Creations, Play With This Too, Xovergen and X-Transbots.



While Play With This Too is using designs based on classic Transformers characters as a launching point, they're still aiming for fully original designs and products. This will eventually push them beyond our field of coverage, but for now we can take a look at some of the new incentive option heads for their Pretender-based figure designs. Blackjack and Moon-Unit's exclusive colors are planned to work alongside previously announced figures or their recolors, including one we haven't yet been shown. Click through to check it out!


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iGear IG-TF007 Computer Control Center
4 stars
BTS Nemesis Trailer
7 stars
Unicron.com Accesory Set #6
10 stars
Golden Disks
10 stars
MP-01 Masterpiece Trailer
8 stars

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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.


Meteor Operation is asking opinions on behalf of a third party TF company that's looking at making a Masterpiece sized Ultra Magnus figure. They want to know size of their figure. Should it be scaled to slightly taller than MP10 in robot mode and have a smallish vehicle mode, or have the same size vehicle as MP10 with trailer, and for a much larger robot? You can vote on the TF Masterpiece Ultra Magnus project now at Meteor Operation

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Peaugh has posted a video showing the recently revealed Titanium Saint figure, representing an Alpha Trion that transforms in to a space battleship. The video offers a basic overview of the toy which may give you a sense of what to expect from this figure - one point emphasized is the figure being smaller than anticipated, but the design simplicity is praised. Click through and check out the video!


Third party Transformers news for the week ending November 15th, 2014. Includes the latest news from Badcube, Fanstoys Iron Factory, Microblaze Creations, Play With This Too, Xovergen and X-Transbots.


Members of the podcast TFYLP had the opportunity to sit down with Rik Alvarez and Aaron Archer following the announcement of his and Simon Furman's involvement with new independent toy company Play With This Too. Rik and Aaron both share tidbits of their histories at Hasbro, plus talk about PWTT and their views on the future of toys in general. Clocking in just under an hour, it's a very interesting piece to settle in and check out. Click through to watch the embedded video now!


Third party Transformers news for the week ending October 11th, 2014. Includes the latest news from Dawgstar, Dr. Wu, DX9 Toys, Impossible Toys, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, MasterShooter Collectibles, and Play With This Too.


Just released from Keith's Fantasy Club is a stop motion video to promote their Citizen Stack and Tempest figures. Also features X-Transbots Krank and Stax and some Hasbro/Takara toys. Animation by Harris Loureiro. Read on to watch the video now.

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