The Transformers App updated with the new Fan Built Combiner voting options, and along with it is some supplemental material. Under the category of the new combiner's enemy, Galvatronus is presented as an option and revealed for the first time in a piece of art. The image heavily implies Galvatronus (comprised of an assortment of limbs from other teams) has mental attack or control powers, and otherwise we get to see the Galvatron-derived head and the full chest detailing. Click through to check it out!
The next round of Fan Built Combiner voting has started, and this round you get to help decide the name for the combined form, personality, the designated nemesis from among the Decepticon combiner ranks known so far, and the gender. There's quite an excellent naming option given in the poll choices, while the other categories follow predictable patterns. Read on for a list of all the available options for each category.
The Caution, Low Sign Youtube channel has posted a pair of videos shot at Toy Fair earlier this month. One features Long Haul, the structural core of Devastator and shows off the toy's articulation followed by a demo of Devastator's arm becoming a missile battery. The second video is another look at Ultra Magnus, starting with the Minimus interaction we've seen, but ending with John Warden commenting about 1/144th scale elements on the toy and how he wants to find ways to incorporate that even more going forward. Click through to check out both embedded videos.
After some unavoidable delays, IDW's Transformers titles are finally catching back up. Originally due this month, we'll have to wait until the first week of March for More Than Meets The Eye 38, but to hold us over the customary three-page preview has now appeared on iTunes. This is expected to ship alongside the conclusion to Angry Bird Transformers and The Transformers #38, so be sure to check back with us early next week for the first reviews of all three books. Meanwhile, click through and check out the preview - but as always with MTMTE, spoilers will be present in these pages!
One prevalent complaint held with the Voyager truck mold currently in use as Optimus Prime and Motormaster is with the ratcheted joints in the hips, which have too much space between "clicks" or stopping points, making natural looking poses difficult. Shapeways designer GlauG is attempting to remedy that and has designed substitute parts to increase the number of stops in the hip joint. Currently at $4, one set has enough parts to do two figures, and this inexpensive solution could be all the difference for this toy. Click through for a link to the product!