Thanks to Randy at Allspark, we've got word that the first of the two third wave Transformers: Cloud figures is now shipping from TakaraTomy Mall. While no word of it has yet arisen, we can expect Shockwave to be on the way from eHobby soon as well. Since most of us will be relying on US retailers for these figures, you can look for Rodimus to likely arrive in the next few weeks.
Robot Kingdom has posted scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby! Some interesting material in here: a lengthy interview with Generations/Legends Arcee's designer Hironori Kobayashi, another look at MP-22 Ultra Magnus, the QTransformers figures we posted images of recently, and what appears to be the Japanese title for next year's Robots In Disguise series: Transformers Adventure! Keep reading to see it all for yourself!
Book your flights now! November 29th and 30th is the "Transformers Carnival" event at Japanese ToysRUs stores. While that sounds like it could be really neat, the reality is that spending 3000 Yen at one of those stores on one of those days will net you one of six reissues of previous promotional figures. In other words, Takara has partnered with TRU Japan to be rid of unclaimed promo stock. Keep reading for all the details!
Haven't decided which version of Brainstorm you'll get? TakaraTomy's Hisashi Yuki has graciously taken a break from posting images of MP-24 Star Saber to give us a look at Legends LG09 Brainstorm side-by-side with his Generations Voyager counterpart! As is common these days, Legends Brainstorm sports a good bit more paint. Keep reading to see for yourself.
Hisashi Yuki has posted more images to Twitter! First up from the TakaraTomy designer is a photo of the Legends version of Whirl both in and out of package. LG05 uses two shades of blue that fall on either side of the US Generations Voyager figure in terms of saturation. Secondly, and this comes as a complete surprise,
Yuki has tweeted an image of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber figure. As rare as photos of this hotly-anticipated figure are, the opportunity to see a photo of it on Yuki's Twitter is, frankly, unprecedented. Keep reading past the sarcasm to see the mirrored images!