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Since appearing out of the blue during TFCon Chicago, Toyworld's Grant, a downscaled, improved take on Grand Maximus has attracted a lot of attention. T2RX6 has posted the first video review of this figure to Youtube in order to answer a lot of curiosity for those who weren't at TFCon to see one of these personally. Showing a range of size comparisons and testing cross compatibility with other Headmaster heads, the video covers just about all the bases for this mystery figure. Click through to check out the embedded video review!



The second figure for the Ordin combiner is now revealed – O-02 Alberich! Forming the right arm of Ordin. Alberich combines with the other 4 figures (sold separately) to form the Mighty Ordin who will stand approximately 37CM/15" tall and is roughly the same size as MMC's Feral Cons. The figure is now up for $94.95 each at TFSource. Pre-order the figures now at the following page Unique Toys - Ordin - O-02 Alberich.



Play With This Too has posted full design art for Bloodbath, a figure made in the likeness of Bomb Burst's Pretender shell with a small accessory figure based on the inner robot design which becomes weapons and other equipment for the main figure. Bloodbath is noted to be a remold of Desolataur, a previously revealed design taken from Pretender Skullgrin. Click through and check out the deco model and design line art!



Right on the tail of TFCon Chicago we have even more images of all three of the hot new from Toyworld alon with worth from TFSource that the preorders are now up! Each set at $114.95 each, preorder yours at TFSource today at the following links: TW-D02 Muddy, TW-D06 Devilstar, TW-H04 Infinitor. Read on to see the new images for more details.



Various sites have reported on a few upcoming small-scale third party sets that will go perfectly with your Legends and Cyberverse figures, or even your Titan Metroplex! DX9 has shown an image of three new War In Pocket figures: X-04 homages Scourge, X-06 Galvatron, and X-07 Cyclonus. On the other end of the G1 animated series, a new group by the name of Vector Sigma is showing off non-transforming Cyberverse-scaled vehicles from More Than Meets The Eye, Part 1 - including Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and the infamous Tetrajet forms of the Seekers. More info as we get it, but for now keep reading for the mirrored images!



DX9 D05 Chigurh stands 24cm / 9.6" tall in robot mode and converts from space shuttle to train to robot. No parts need to be detached to convert it from mode to mode. This figure contains die-cast metal parts, the waist is twistable and the wheels rotate. Train mode is 22cm / 8.8" long. Shuttle mode is 20cm / 8" long. Read on to see the images of this homage to the G1 Japan Astrotrain. You can pre-order the figure now at bigbadtoystore.com



MX-I Apollyon stands 24.5cm / 9.8" tall. Die Cast Parts include: Gun barrel, Feet, Waist, Back. Accessories Include: -Asteroid Wound Chest Panel -Sigma Activation Key -Clone Control Helmet -Last Stand Energy Sword -Mace & Chain -Pistol of Betrayal -Alt Mode Enhancement Accessories/battle stand Note from the Manufacturer: Order now at bigbadtoystore.com. Read on for more details.



Thanks to BBTS we have an update on many new Third Party items that are now avaiilalbe for pre-orerd. Get the jump on a bunch of new releases from Toy World including the TW-H04 Infinitor, TW-06 Devilstar, and TW-D02 Muddy! Read on to see the product and descriptions with links to pre-order them now.



Revealed at WikiAlpha.org today is Play With This Too's heroic flyer Jetwash. You may recognize the armor as being inspired by Pretender Starscream, while his Tech Drone buddy is inspired by the GoBot Fitor. Jetwash is one of the new line of highly posable 6 in tall figures coming from Play With This Too, and should be part of their upcoming Kickstarter campaign in early 2015. You can learn more about Play With This Too at their web site.



Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron we have select highlights from TFCon Chicago's third party panel, including upcoming items from Maketoys, Fans Project, MMC, and more! As you might expect, photography in a darkened auditorium is sketchy at best, and we'll deliver clearer images of the panel slides as soon as they're available. Meanwhile we have photos of testshots of more third party toys, distributed via daim.choc. Keep reading to check out everything!


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BTS Nemesis Trailer
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10 stars
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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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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.


Robot Kingdom has posted a video of X2Toys' upcoming Firing Pin figure (based on onetime Wreckers leader Impactor) which features a working springloaded pellet cannon, complete with loading system and hopper for semi-automatic fire. The hopper is detachable, and the loading system is disguised as one of Impactor's other weapons- simply fill it, slide it over the hopper, and the gun is loaded. Keep reading to see the video, plus renders and in-progress photos!


Fansproject has rendered transformation demonstration videos of upcoming entries into their Function-X series meant to represent Headmasters Hardhead, Apeface and Highbrow. They're all looking pretty good, and it's noteworthy that Hardhead seems to have two different face configurations. Click through to see all three videos!

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