Just out is a new solicitation from the good folks at Kabaya who have announced their Series 8 Transformers candy toy kits. The new solicitation reveal we will be getting new mini-model kits for the Battlestars character Star Convoy, as well as the Masterforce Buster and Hydra. The Masterforce toys are made to form the Dark Wings jet combiner. These new figures will be released in Japan on May 27, 2014. See the image below for a preview of the figures now.
Toyworld HK have posted images of Transformers New Products Previews From April 2014 Figure King magazine. We have seen the Transformers Cloud TFC-A02 Brawn and the TFC-D03 Starscream figures. We also get some previews of the latest Takara Tomy Generations edition, Age of Extinction, iPhone cases, and Masterpiece action figures coming to Japan. Finally, is an interview with Shogo Hasui on the Masterpiece figures. Thanks to Sydney M of TFW who has provided the translation below.
Thanks to Robotkingdom who posted the latest Transformers previews from Dengeki Hobby April 2014 magazine. Check out the previews of for Tranformers Age of Extinction: The Lost Age Optimus Prime. Transformers Cloud: TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream. Generations: Fireblast Grimlock, Thundercracker, Micron Combiner Team and Micron Legend Starscream. Masterpiece: MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat and MP-12G Lambor G-2 Version. The Transformers iPhone Cases from Guild Design.
The official Art Storm site has been updated with images and details for their Ultimetal UM-01 Optimus Prime special edition die-cast action figure. While this Autobot does not transform, he does feature something that is more than meets the eyes with special cut-away parts that expose the imagined inner-workings of the giant robot from Cybertron. At a price of about $760 USD, the figure will be open for pre-orders through March 2, 2014 with a release date sometime in June 2014. See the production images and official details below for more.
Everywhere you look now in vintage Transformers collecting, every niche and sub-category, the bitter end items that are required to polish off a section of the hobby are running into the very high hundreds or even low thousands of dollars. The purposeful march of certain toys and rarities towards four figures has left many a collector grateful for their early interest in things such as Japanese Transformers, pre-Transformers, minibots or even Mexican Transformers and premium North American items before the waves crested. Read the Article Here