Now up for preorder LG42 Godbomber! It is yet to be confirmed if he can combine with LG35 God Ginrai to form Super God Ginrai preorder yours today at TFSource
Now up for preorder MP-37 Masterpiece Artfire! A recolor of MP-33 Inferno that pays homage to this legendary Japanese exclusive Targetmaster, preorder yours today at TFSource
Now that we've all had a good look at LG42 Godbomber himself
, Autobase Aichi has posted two more images! As hinted at in the other photos, Godbomber is indeed a Headmaster (as the Titan Master gimmick is still known in Japan). And now we can have a good look at his head in both face and robot modes. Keep reading to see!
e-Hobby has posted a preorder page for their new followup exclusive to Convobat, Magna Convoy
! Magna Convoy is a recolor of 2006's oft-reused Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a blue and black color scheme that resembles the cab of Diaclone Powered Convoy, AKA the original toy release of Ultra Magnus in the color scheme now given over to the Delta Magnus character. He also includes a "Matrix Sword" from the Titans Return Voyager Alpha Trion mold as well as a shield from Deluxe Mindwipe. Keep reading for his mechanically-translated bio!
Our sponsor TFSource has presented our first look at LG-42 Legends Series Godbomber tonight, ending the extremely brief period of uncertainty with it's initial listing leak which occurred only hours ago. The photos show a figure very much as you'd expect, closely emulating original Godbomber's vehicle and robot modes, as well as powerup armor for Super Ginrai who's being released at the end of this month. TFSource has this listed outside the usual pricepoints at $69.99, suggesting it will be an irregular size somewhere between Voyager and Leader. Keep reading to see the photos!
Via Loopaza on Facebook, we have our first look at Masterpiece Artfire! Just a matter of hours after its existence was first revealed, we can now see exactly what's coming our way in 2017. Besides of course the new deco, which incorporates elements of the toy's sticker detailing, Artfire comes with his very own articulated Nightstick Targetmaster partner. There's several angles plus nice closeups on the brand new Targetmaster mold, and you can see them all in the gallery below!
TakaraTomy's @TF_pr account on Twitter has posted a new image of Legends Series LG35 Super Ginrai, due out at the end of the month! This heavily remodeled version of Titans Return Leader-class Powermaster Optimus Prime is looking good, and will be released in Japan on the 28th of this month. Keep reading to see the image!
From Weibo user bandaimaru, we've got a few shots of a prototype of Toyworld's unofficial Cosmos figure. What we expect to be Masterpiece scale (which in Autobot Mini-Vehicle terms means probably Deluxe-ish) is seen in full color, making the project at its current stage look quite good, for those to whom the design and proportions of G1 Cosmos hold a special place. The figure doesn't seem to have its own codename yet, and likewise it's maybe a bit too early for release info. But you can sure enjoy looking for now! Check it all out in the gallery below.
Maketoys has posted a new update on Facebook for the next in their RE:Master line of Masterpiece scale figures. We've got new color images of Contact Shot, their take on Targetmaster Pointblank. Various angles and poses of the robot are shown, plus an overview of the vehicle mode including opening canopy with driver compartment. And we get to see a closeup of the Targetmaster figure, plus alternate face and helmet options for the figure. We've got all of it mirrored, so click through to have a look!
Asian blogger masterandy
has posted a series of in-hand images of Year Of The Rooster Optimus Prime! A reissue of Hybrid Style Convoy, Rooster Prime is a nice little figure with a ton of accessories. Keep reading to see the images!
Just announced are the MM-X Toro & MM-XI Coprimozzo Set featuring Unofficial Hubcap and Cliffjumper figures from from XTransbots. Toro and Coprimozzo are a pair of transforming street cars that are fashioned on a different, more sporty model, than the old VW Bug. Each of these figures stand about 4.50 inches tall in robot mode and feature die-cast parts and real rubber tires. Read on for more details below.
This evening on Facebook, Fanstoys has shared several images of a color testshot of their upcoming figure Phoenix. This figure is based on Skyfire and his almost entirely made up cartoon model which has not gotten much merchandise attention over the years. Phoenix is scaled for a Masterpiece shelf, leaving it towering over ...well, just about everything, going by the included height comparison shot! While release is projected in Spring of 2017, perhaps a color testshot being ready now could indicate an slightly earlier delivery? Time will tell, but for now click through to see the photos!
Rounding out the wave for us today is Sawback. This is an adaptation of Lione, a toy-only character from The Headmasters
line in Japan which was a lion robot that turned in to a spare Headmaster. Titan Master Sawback is a humanoid little robot, but comes with a lion vehicle with a surprisingly effective shield mode, and charmingly goofy vehicle form. Between that and the effectiveness of the Titan Master integration in the animal mode, Sawback feels like the strongest whole package of the wave. We have over 100 photos of it, so keep reading to see our full gallery below!
Our third participant in today's mini-marathon of Titans Return galleries is Titan Master Fangry. This emulates the wolf-bat monster form of the original toy, and adds a dragon for good measure! There's a gun mode as well, but there's really nothing good about that. You can see all of this, plus of course the Titan Master in use as an auxiliary head in our gallery of nearly 100 photos! Keep reading to see that below, and of course keep watching for the conclusion of the Titan Master wave 3 galleries - we've saved the best for last!
Wave 3 of the Titan Masters features one unmodified redeco of an earlier toy. Overboard is a straight recolor of Crashbash from the first wave, so there's not anything new to be seen here aside from the colors. It should be noted that this use of the mold has a somewhat gummy feeling around the joints and hinges. Whether that be mold fatigue or a quirk of the plastic in this color is unclear. Between that and the lack of new parts, you may consider skipping this figure. To help you with that decision, click through and have a look through our gallery of 85 photos of Titan Master Overboard!
Like Clobber before it, we have in wave 3 a Dinobot by any other name. The Swoop-inspired Ptero focuses almost its entire energy on doing the pterosaur thing, much to the detriment of the vehicle and weapon modes. In this gallery of more than 80 photos, you can see for yourself how little the vehicle component actually transforms. But if you need a Swoop-looking robot head to attach to some body, Ptero does a fairly good job on that front! Click through now to see the full gallery below.
We've been getting a slow but steady trickle of Transformers: The Last Knight
merchandise news, most notably regarding the new Voyager-scaled Optimus Prime and the Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet. Now, thanks to the Taipei Movie & Toy Convention, we can see in-package images of the latter! Looks like Last Knight
packaging isn't terribly far removed from Age of Extinction
- though we can hope it will be a bit easier to tell the Generations figures from the One Step Changers at a glance. Keep reading to see the images!
The Shanghai SGC event is happening this weekend, and we have an interesting look inside the MMC display. Specifically a few photos have been posted from their Reformatted series and while most of it is previously seen items like their unofficial Tarn, Roadbuster, or recently revealed IDW-inspired Megatron, we have one new reveal: A color testshot of MMC's IDW-based Rodimus. A prototype was seen at TFCon this year, but this is the first showing in color, and it looks like Mastermind has nailed this one. Keep reading to see the photos and photographer credit!