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Generations
TakaraTomy has published a new picture of GoShooter, the Masterforce-themed recolor of Generations Nightbeat. (Which is itself a remold of Generations Bumblebee and Goldfire.) It's a really nice deco, and comes with a Mini-Con partner to represent Headmaster Junior Shuta Go. The figure is a Million Publishing exclusive and will be available to those who purchase Generations 2014 Volume 2. Keep reading to see!
KRE-O
Jacquelyn Orenza has posted more images to Facebook, this time of the new third wave of the Custom Kreon assortment. This wave focuses on the Age of Extinction Dinobots and their knightly status, and features a variety of weapons, helmets and other accessories that look like they'd have been right at home in the Dungeons & Dragons Kre-O line. Keep reading to see!
KRE-O
Facebook user Jacquelyn "Quelynn" Orenza has posted photos of the new Kre-O Battle Changers! Optimus Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee, and Grimlock are Kre-O mini-kits that transform without needing to be reassembled - finally! This is pretty much what what a Transformers brick set should always have been. And each set even comes with a matching Kreon - keep reading to see!
Third Party
Armada Starscream is a really well done Generations Deluxe, but one thing he's missing is his original Mini-Con partner, Swindle. MasterShooter Collectibles is working on fixing that, with a figure seemingly codenamed "Hustler" going by the capitalization of the word in the announcement. While not a racecar anymore, Hustler turns into a gun, which is at least just as good. You can also spy an adapter on the Mini-Con port on Starscream's left arm, which will likely let you mount Hustler in place of the traditional Starscream arm-guns. Keep reading to see the photo!
Age of Extinction
The Twitter of Japanese collector Alfes2010 has posted images of the Legendary Weapons that Takara is giving away this month. If you spend 3000 Yen or more at a given Japanese store during the month of October, you can get the Prime Axe or the Tricera Mace! Alfes has both but is having a lot more fun with the Prime Axe, showing it off with a Movie Prime as well as with both War For and Fall Of Cybertron Optimus Primes. Keep reading to see the photos!
Third Party
Just out is a new image of the packaging and render of the robot, plus news on it having metallic finish. It will also appear at TFcon. Read on to see the quote from Keith's Fantasy Club with the details on this exclusive figure they will be offering.
MasterPiece
The Year of the Goat is nearly here, and courtesy of Robotkingdom we know that Hasbro as always is readying a pair of commemorative Platinum Edition figures for Asian markets and US ToysRus stores. This year it's Masterpiece Soundwave and the Laser Optimus Prime mold from late G2. Huh? Both figures are rendered in what appears to be the official YotG color scheme, which is clear plastic and copper. ...Huh. But MP Soundwave even comes with a similarly-decoed set of cassettes! Keep reading to see the photos.
Legends
Hisashi Yuki has once again taken to Twitter to post an image of upcoming TF Legends figures! This time it's Brainstorm, the Japanese release of the upcoming Generations Voyager figure, and he's purusing a Japanese robotics hobbyist magazine with Rattrap, who is fast becoming the unofficial mascot of TF Legends. Keep reading to see the photo!
Legends
Originally produced for Transformers Expo, the four Legend Commander Collection figures are now up for sale on the TakaraTomy Mall website. While this doesn't help us collectors outside of Japan directly, a broader availability outside of the Expo - which happened in a single location in Japan - should mean an easier job of getting them elsewhere. The assortment is 75% reissues, with Robot Masters Optimus Prime, Optimus Primal, and Lio Convoy as well as Power Attacker Age of Extinction Optimus Prime. Keep reading to see photos!
Legends
eHobby has updated their Transformers Cloud page with a new chapter of the Cloud backstory which, in case you missed it, is still in Japanese. But! There's also a nice new illustration by Nagi Miyako which features Cloud Megatron and Hellwarp facing down Beast Wars II's Galvatron and Hellscream, with Cloud's Super Link Roadbuster/Energon Ironhide caught in the middle. On top of which, TakaraTomy and eHobby have posted yet more new images of both Ironhide and Hellwarp to Twitter. Keep reading to see all the images!
Generation 1 Japan
Thanks to Affes2010 we have many more new images of the Ultimetal Optimus Prime figure that is just out in Japan. Get a look at the $800 Optimus Prime figures unboxed and assembled in all its glory. Hard to deny this awesomeness of this figure have does not transform. The attention to detail is amazing with electronic lights and more than meets the Prime. Read on to see select images from the four separate blog posts below. You can see many more via the source links at the end of the post.
Generation 1
New pictures of Ultimetal Optimus Prime have surfaced on Twitter, and they give a much better sense of just how much robot $800 gets you. Coming up to Metroplex's torso-boxes and standing head and shoulders above even the original, larger MP-1 Optimus Prime, you have to figure that the price of the figure isn't too bad if you figure it by the pound... Keep reading to see the photos!
Generation 1 Japan
Just in via TAG Hobby is a shot of Takara Tomy's Transformers Daddy Prime Calflavor figure. The image shows a Interesting new figure designs in a sort of robot and alternate vehicle modes. Possibly meant to mimick the look of California muscle cars? According to the google translation it will be a release of some kind: "TAKARATOMY release new products Daddy Prime ft on October 12, 2014 at Cal Flavor 2014 venue. Calflavor." Read on to see the image for more details.
Third Party
This hot new preorder from KFC includes Transistor & the HiFi figure as well as several bonus parts! Check out the listing for full details. The toy in robot mode stands 23.5cm/9.3" tall, the chest of the robot can hold 3 cassettes from KFCTOYS line! Priced at $139.99 and set for a November release date preorder yours at TFSource here: KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Four:A - Transistor & HiFi
Legends
The TakaraTomy Mall and eHobby Twitter accounts have posted new images of the upcoming Cloud Roadbuster and Hellwarp! Roadbuster is shown posing with Cloud Rodimus, while Hellwarp is shown with his previous self, G1 Skywarp. Keep reading to see the new images mirrored along with some previously tweeted images of both toys!
Age of Extinction
Just up on the Official Paramount Pictures page on Pintrest, are some free Transformers Halloween goodies. They have uploaded Autobot and Decepticon masks that you can print out at home to create you own Transformers halloween costume this year. They have also posted a couple of Transformers Age of Excintction banners you can print out for parties and creative uses.
Third Party
Planet X has shared new images of their upcoming Neptune figure to Facebook. Better known as the Fall of Cybertron version of Dinobot Sludge, Neptune is looking really good and should fit in with your Generations FoC Grimlock just fine. Keep reading to see the photos!
Generation 1
Singapore's Planet Iacon has posted a gallery of in-hand images of the super-big, super-elaborate, super-expensive Ultimetal Optimus Prime! The figure comes with a near-complete set of magnetic snap-on armor, a fancy base with stand, a Matrix of Leadership that also fits on the stand, and eyes that light up and a faceplate that moves when it talks. And it's huge. As is the price- about $760 USD. Keep reading to see the photos, which is as close as most of us are ever going to get to owning one of these!
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