An unexpected hit in Japan, the QTransformers animation series has returned for a second season! The first episode is titled "The Road To Winning A New Fanbase," and seems to be congratulating itself on acquiring an audience that doesn't entirely overlap with existing Transformers fans. As always, the episode involves a lot of standing around and talking in a language most of the people who visit this site don't speak - but at least it'll only take 3:30 out of your day. If that sounds good to you, keep reading to watch!
Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted a pair of preorders for new figures in the QTransformers line based on the Paper Rabbit Rope
series. (That's pronounced "Ro-peh," not "rope.") There's precious little information about the characters out there, but we did find a Japanese language commerical of the QTransformers to be - Rope and Akira-sempai - enjoying delicious Nissin Ramen. Keep reading to see the ad and the photos!
Following up on the new, Masterpiece-styled DiaBattles seen at Tokyo Toy Show, site sponsor Robot Kingdom reports thatTakaraTomy has announced a new line called Diaclone Reboot for winter of this year! It's not currently known if the line will be reissues or new items... but unless it's both, that DiaBattles does make us lean towards the former. Keep reading for the image and announcement!
QTransformers has done pretty well for itself in Japan. Well enough to attract licensed characters to the line, such as this Hello Kitty that turns into a G1 Optimus Prime-style truck. Release (in Japan) is set for July at a price of 1200 Yen. Keep reading to see the official images from Dengeki Hobby!
While not strictly Transformers-related, it's still pretty fascinating: photos are surfacing on Weibo (by way of Twitter) of a Tokyo Toy Show display that appears to show a Masterpiece-style take on the Diaclone figure Diabattles, one of the more sci-fi themed Diaclone figures that was not selected to become a Transformer. Perhaps even more interesting is the inclusion of Masterpiece-styled Diaclone pilots!
First photos after the jump!