Our next entry in photography of Titans Return Deluxe wave 2 is Highbrow! Sharing parts and engineering with Scourge, but in a way where you wouldn't realize it most of the time without looking at them side by side. As it has been with many things recently, this goes beyond the common idea of "retooling" to get from one to the next. However, while Chromedome rose above its origins as an engineering retread, Highbrow may not have pulled the trick off so well. We have over 100 photos for you to check out, and look for a proper review coming soon! Keep reading to see the gallery...
This weekend in Hong Kong, Maketoys held a "trial play" event where guests could get hands on time with some upcoming releases. The stars apparently were Despotron, the Re:Master series unofficial Masterpiece Megatron, as well as a Megatron-alike in their Cybertronian-style Cross Dimension series. A presentation also showed some concept art including seekers and an evident Ultra Magnus. Victor Wong took lots of photos at the event, and we have those shots mirrored in our gallery below. Keep reading and check it out!
There's only one `80s Triple-Changer that we've yet to get in the modern line: Broadside, the figure that changes from aircraft carrier to jet to robot. TFND has just posted an image to their Facebook page of a new Titans Return figure that looks very much to be a modern Broadside! The blue cockpit is correct, as is the general gray, red and dark gray color scheme. The earliest this could possibly be released is in the second 2017 wave, so this is quite an early find! Keep reading to see the photo.
Finally tonight is a look at Scourge from TakaraTomy's Legends line. While not as huge a difference as Blurr from its Hasbro counterpart, Scourge gains some much needed color and contrast variation. Once again Twitter users Alfes2010 and tagoal have provided some nice looks at this figure that do a good job highlighting its strengths versus the Titans Return release. And of course, we get to see the intentional but largely undocumented vehicle variation with the Titan Master attached to the main pylon. Keep reading to see the mirrored photos!
Next in our roundup of TakaraTomy Legends series figures for this month is Blurr. The Japanese release of this figure has been highly anticipated - and quickly presold out basically everywhere - due to its drastic deco differences from the Hasbro release. The photos from Alfes2010 and tagoal on Twitter show that it's turned out just as well as the publicity photos showed. There's even a side by side comparison included to demonstrate just how much has changed between releases. See that and more in the mirrored gallery below!
It's new toy day in Japan! We've got out of package shots from Twitter of this month's new Legends series releases thanks to users Alfes2010 and Tagoal. First up is TakaraTomy's use of the Legends-class Shockwave mold, paired with Cancer - that is, Titan Master Crashbash. Both are redecoed versus their original Hasbro releases to varying extents. Despite promotional images showing an improvised "seat" for Cancer, the two don't really interact. We've got photos mirrored below, so check them out now!
Fresh out of US online retail, we've got our first gallery for wave 2 of Deluxe Titans Return! We're starting with Chromedome, who is the most obviously similar to a prior toy. In this case it's the Dead End/Streetwise/etc mold family from which most of the toy's engineering is borrowed. However, don't let that mislead you, as this build sees all of those tricks refined just a bit, in to a very satisfying, solid product! Look forward to a full review coming soon, and for now check out our photo gallery with 123 images in the full article below!
Blacklai has a new gallery on his blog showing off the just-released Masterpiece Delta Magnus! This figure represents the deco of Diaclone's Powered Convoy, seen briefly used in test animation in an early Transformers: The Movie trailer. Thanks to IDW assigning a specific identity to these colors, an easy opportunity was presented to turn another Diaclone alternate coloring in to a new Transformers character! We've mirrored a selection of photos showing off the highlights of the figure, which you can see below, and keep reading for a link to the original post.
Megatronia is a combiner figure made up of five female Transformers.
Megaempress is a voyager sized figure that transforms from robot to truck and wields a large axe. She makes up the main body of Megatronia.
Flowspade and Trickdiamond are deluxe sized figures that are each armed with powerful hand weapons. They both transform into speedsters and become the legs of Megatronia.
Making up the arms of Megatronia are two more deluxe sized figures, Lunaclub and Moonheart, each armed with large swords and both transform into helicopters.
New Listings - Transformers U/Warriors Megatronia (TT MALL Exclusive), Takara Tomy MP-34 Cheetor, Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition boxset AUTOBOT HEROES, and SDCC HASBRO EXCLUSIVE SOUNDWAVE EVOLUTION
Hisashi Yuki is promoting this month's new Transformers releases, tweeting out photos of Warrior Class Scorponok, seen with more detailed paint work than its Robots in Disguise counterpart, as well as Power Surge Sideswipe, the larger electronic simple-conversion instance of the character with one of those bizarre chest-adornment Mini-Con weapons. Both figures are part of this weekend's new releases, so expect them to become available at your import retailer of choice very soon. Click through to see all the photos!
With Hasbro's Computron not even in stock for two weeks, we're about to see the launch of Unite Warriors Computron which will hit Japanese retailers on August 27th. Some online stores have already gotten their supplies and begun filling preorders, while retailers elsewhere in the world won't be far behind! To make sure everyone knows, Hisashi Yuki has posted what will probably be the last early photo, with the assembled Computron posed alongside its box. You can check that image out below - keep reading!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom is expecting some big stuff in a couple of days. Due to start shipping on the 27th of August, Masterpiece MP31 Delta Magnus and UW-08 Computron will both include their Hasbro Asia collector coins! They've posted images of both, which we've mirrored here. Keep reading to see!
TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted an image showing some of the control art used in developing Victorion - or the remolds that led to Pyra Magna anyway. Featuried prominently is part of a turnaround for the Victorion head, as well as it superimposed over a CAD model of the Hot Spot mold's torso mold. It's likely this posting was inspired by the reveal of Megatronia last night, which will be Japan's first instance of this set of retools. We've mirrored the image, so click through and take a look!
Our final gallery from the SDCC and Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive Titan Force set is Sentinel Prime! Trading in a plastic runner for a clear orange tree, it is somehow even more of a visual assault than the standard version! This is imagined as Sentinel glowing with "resurrection energy", and also replaces the Autobot emblems of the retail release with the insignia of the pre-war Autobot Security Services as seen in the Megatron: Origin
comic miniseries. Keep reading to see our gallery with over 75 photos of the redecoed Sentinel Prime!
Soundwave is an impressive figure! It turns into a super-thin tablet and amazingly, is not really frustrating to transform in any way. The only downsides: it doesn't look much like Soundwave, and that backpack is so close
to being a fun little Laserbeak figure. Keep reading to see 65 images of Soundwave!
Teased a little while back by Hisashi Yuki, we now have the answer to what TakaraTomy is doing with Victorion for Unite Warriors! The next Unite Warriors "EX" release is Megatronia, a collection of seemingly new character female Decepticons, led by Megaempress, and consisting of Flowspade, Lunaclub, Moonheart, and Trickdiamond. TakaraTomy Mall has added a product page featuring basic stock photos of all the toys, which you can find mirrored below. Megatronia is an exclusive scheduled to be released in December at a price of 15,000 Yen with a preorder period from August 24th to September 26th.
We have more from the SDCC and Hasbro Toy Shop Exclusive Titan Force Boxset, this time looking at Windblade! This is an unusual crossover, using the Robots in Disguise Warrior Class mold in new deco to represent a Generations iteration of the character. With a deco based on Fortress Maximus, it's a very unique look for Windblade. And for some, this could be a first exposure to the mold in general. We'll go in to more depth on the mold a little later, but for now keep reading to see our gallery of nearly 100 photos of Windblade!