Furio Tedeschi has posted to his Facebook page, sharing a high res image of his concept for Optimus Primal for The Last Knight
. Of course this idea never made it in the final film, which just invites all sort of speculation as to what stage of development this existed in and what context it might have been intended for use. However, short of a comprehensive behind the scenes guide book to the movie, which seems just a bit unlikely, we'll probably never get to find out these answers. But it's still fun to look at the pictures! Click through for the full resolution image.
Amazon Canada has posted images of the upcoming Robots In Disguise: Combiner Force
One-Step Changer Soundwave! It seems pretty nicely sculpted, and features the "open faceplate" design that swaps the G1 homage for a more appropriate for RID Transformers: Prime
look. Keep reading to see!
So, SDCC exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime came and went really quickly on HasbroToyShop yesterday, and we at TFormers hope that most everyone who wanted one was able to get it. But with Titans Return
Siege on Cybertron shipping the same day with Magnus Prime, we got to thinking about the amazing variety of uses and retoolings that mold family has seen over the two short years it's existed. So keep reading for a handy infographic laying out the history of the Ultra Magnus mold family!
We're getting reports in from those who were lucky enough to get a preorder in on the Titans Return
Siege on Cybertron boxset that site sponsor BigBadToyStore is now processing those preorders! It shouldn't be long now until people have Magnus Prime, Tidal Wave, Metalhawk, Pounce, and Thunderwing in hand! Keep reading for a rundown of the set's contents!
It looks like the unofficial Optimal Optimus will have an opponent in the near future. On Facebook, Perfect Effect has released the first tease for a new entry in their Perfect Beast series, a silhouette-style CG render of what is unmistakably Transmetal 2 Megatron. Even in this state it's clear the design has been passed through the Perfect Effect stylizing filter, which may or may not work for some collectors. And don't be surprised to see at least an additional blue version be announced before too long, too... Keep reading to see the full size image.
Now up for preorder at BBTS, Estimated to arrive November 2017. The PC-20 Perfect Combiner Upgrade is a repaint of the previously released PC-16 and is designed to work with the Comicon Exclusive Primitive Optimus Prime. This set includes a transforming figure, a breastplate, laser gun, neck kit, combine helmet and two interchangeable hands.
Thanks to the Toy People blog, we've got a really nice quick photo shoot of Cogman from the Premier Edition lineup. By all indications, Cogman is likely to be the last new Deluxe in the lineup for The Last Knight, which honestly doesn't make good odds for helpful distribution. But there will be a TakaraTomy option for this figure which while more expensive, may be a more sure way to get this figure. And you can check out the mirrored photos from Toy People below to help you decide if the effort or potential extra cost to obtain Cogman will be worthwhile!
While Siege on Cybertron,
the second and final Titans Return
boxset is an exclusive of site sponsor BigBadToyStore for US distribution, ToysRUs will be handling the boxset within Canada. As evidenced by Twitter user Ryan Sheehey
picking one up in Ontario last night! Keep reading for photographic proof.
Following the announcement from Takara Tomy, we have word from BBTS that the Transformers Legends LG-EX Metroplex Exclusive release is now up for preorder. The figure listed to begin shipping in March 2018 is likely to sell out fast, much like it did the first time, so don't delay. Check out the images, details and order information after the jump.
Along with MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod, TakaraTomy has the pages up for Legends Series LG58, 59, and 60 - Clone Bots, Blitzwing, and Overlord - up with official photos and turnarounds. We get very good looks at Overlord's new faces and Titan Masters, an up-close with Blitzwing's redeco of the elephant-tank Titan Master vehicle, and higher res coverage of the Autobot Clones and their animation accurate, but not entirely popular pink-leaning decos. There's a ton of photos of these altogether, so check out the gallery below for all the details!
TakaraTomy's website has been updated with official stock photos from today's reveals. First up is MP-40 Hot Rod, redecoed in a fairly specific variant of the character's cartoon coloring and now sporting Firebolt, in the form of the Offshoot figure that was made for the US release of MP Rodimus Prime several years ago. We've got the full standard photo range, plus a turnaround series for both the robot and vehicle mode, so we get a fairly complete look at this figure. Click through and check it out!
If you felt that this year's exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime from San Diego Comic Con bore a bit of resemblance to the old exclusive Nucleon Quest Super Convoy redeco of Powermaster Optimus/Super Ginrai from the early 2000s, you weren't alone. Perfect Effect has announced a black redeco of their Jinrai Prime coordinated with the SDCC Optimus. PC-20 Black Jinrai is due out around November, and features a new super mode head unique to this release which, along with the chest plate addon, are decoed to blend in with the SDCC Optimus. Check out the promo images, mirrored below!
Several artists have posted yet more to their respective Instagram pages showing off their early contributions to Transformers: The Last Knight
. With a few character model references, we also get some early design concepts, and most interesting of all, art pieces representing ideas for scenes that didn't make the final movie. Perhaps most noteworthy among them is an image of Megatron engaged in air combat above Paris! It may not have made the final cut, but it's a striking visual all the same. Find all the images below as well as links to the artist pages.
We continue our photographic coverage of the new figures from Titans Return Deluxe Wave 5 with the most newest of the three: Windblade. Sharing only a small selection of mostly structural parts with Highbrow and Scourge, the vast majority of Windblade is brand new - even the Titan Master, Scorchfire has a number of new pieces! We hope to bring you a full review of Windblade soon, but in the meantime we have a gallery of over 170 photos to show it off, and hopefully show not all the proportion oddities are really as bad as they may have been represented in previous coverage. The gallery is right below, click through now to get started! You can pre-order this figure now at BigBadToyStore.com
TFND has posted images of MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod with his partner Firebolt! While the handgrip is likely a new molding to accomodate the smaller scale of modern Masterpieces, the majority of Firebolt is indeed taken from the "Offshoot" mold released with Hasbro's version of MP-9 Rodimus Prime. Keep reading for photos! This is up for pre-order now at BigBadToyStore.com
It's Decision Time for toy collectors once again as courtesy of TFND
on Facebook, we have images showing TakaraTomy's takes on the Autobot Clones, Blitzwing, and most significantly, Overlord! The latter is unsurprisingly the most changed, with a pair of new faces attached to his two
Headmasters, Mega and Giga! He also seems to have a pair of "dummy" Godmasters that store in his chest showing recreations of the originals' engines. Keep reading to see!
Holy translucent purple plasitc fix, all the latest announcement from Xtransbots! The MX-III Eligos Figure stands 11 inches (28cm) in robot mode and transforms into a space jet. Eligos comes armed with two laser guns and sword and is accompanied by a mini warrior and a pilot. Read on to see the images and more details on this MP scale figure after the jump.
Hailee Steinfeld, the first confirmed cast member and lead character in the upcoming Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
, has shared on social media a quick behind the scenes photo of herself in wardrobe. On the instagram post, the photo has the caption, "Meet Charlie Watson", revealing to us the name of her character. Bumblebee
recently boasted the addition of John Cena in a starring role, on the same day it was made known the movie's debut had been pushed back to December of 2018 from its original June premiere. Click through for the full size photo!