We've got a quick few images on Weibo giving us our first in hand look at the new Cyber Battalion Sideswipe. Part of an assortment with the brand new Shockwave, Sideswipe has been accused of not entirely representing the typical look of the character, and now we have a clearer idea why: It shares fundamental engineering (and probably some of its parts) with Prowl. While many parts look brand new, some of the inner body structure does seem to be shared between the toys, and they seem to transform identically. You can get a good look at the pair side by side in the new photos to compare them for yourself, click through to see!
This evening via twitter, Flame Toys has shared some new photos of an early sample of their upcoming figure of Tarn. Tarn is the first of IDW's Decepticon Justice Division to get an official, licensed figure representation, albeit a non-transforming one. Flame Toys reports that they've finally finished the color master as depicted in these images, which should represent what the full production run will look like later on. We have the photos mirrored for your convenience, check them out just below!
Thanks to Weibo user NOTRAB. We have look at the Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus figure. The Beast Wars Maximal Transmetals II design figure is finally seen out of package. Giving us a look at what the final production edition will look like. Read on to see the figure out of the box in his robot, ape, and jet modes after the jump.
Via various reports at 2005,
we now know that the Studio Series
Deluxe and Voyager class figures are showing up a bit early! With a street date of 4/20, Washington State Fred Meyer Stores and Kansas Dillons stores are putting the figures out well over a month ahead of time... but given the markup at both locations, you'll be paying for the privilege if you can find them. Keep reading for photographic proof!
has posted some new images of their MetalFigs
4" Transformers: The Last Knight
figures to Facebook! These SD-style Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures are both due to hit retail next month and, as the name would suggest, are made of diecast metal. That's got to be a pretty weighty set of figures! Keep reading to see images.
The SDCC 2015 Combiner Hunters
boxset remains one of our all-time favorite SDCC exclusives, providing new color schemes for Arcee, Windblade, and Chromia and equipping them with wonderfully ridiculous gigantic weapons for fighting Combiners. Recently, artist Ken Christiansen
posted his lineart for the packaging to Facebook, showing off both his individual images for the characters as well as the finished composition. All this, plus package lineart for Titans Return
Skullsmasher - click through to see!
of Facebook group TFND
has posted an extensive gallery of images showing off Studio Series
Voyager Starscream! The figure - which is due in both Transformers(2007)
& Revenge of the Fallan
color schemes in different waves - has a lot of articulation and looks very good in both modes. Keep reading to take a look with the gallery we've mirrored here, for convenience.
Yesterday was International Women's Day, a holiday whose origins lie in the commemoration of women gaining the right to vote in Russia. So... who better to celebrate this than Wreck-Gar, apparently? Via the Transformers Russia
official social media page on VK,
we're treated to our first look at Power of the Primes
Deluxe Wreck-Gar, who is now confirmed as basically the only thing we know of that would be appropriate for the character, a remold of Combiner Wars
Groove. Keep reading to see!
Studio Series is the topic of the evening, and in our last (for now) update on that front, we have stock images for Studio Series Thundercracker from usual suspect Weibo source tf-factory. Thundercracker is exclusive to Toys R Us in the US and is a redeco and minor retool of The Last Knight Voyager Nitro, featuring a new head. This leak gives us clearer looks at the vehicle and robot photos, plus a sample of the character art for the packaging. So far as we've heard, there's still just the one sighting of the toy in the wild so far. Click through to see the photos.
Amazon has listing pages (currently not available for order, though) for Lockdown and Jazz, from Studio Series Deluxe wave 2. With these comes new stock images showing toys in a final or near-final state reflecting actual plastic colors and complete production decos. Both look pretty nice in their respective metallic finishes, and Lockdown in particular looks like a considerable aesthetic step up from the previous Age of Extinction figure. Check out the new images below.
Thanks to Transformers Dioramas, we have some photos of the Studio Series lineup reveal event at ABRIN 2018 in Brazil. The Toy Fair-like show featured several pieces from the line, notably including a packaged sample of Blackout, plus Voyager Megatron which was posed next to other Voyagers, showing a signficant difference in size between Megatron and just about everyone else at that price point. One person was even seen handling one of the Grimlock samples, giving a general idea of the overall volume of that toy as well. We've mirrored many photos from the event which you can find below, plus a link back to the original post.
The usual Weibo leaker has posted official stock photography of Cyber Batallion Class Shockwave! Which we were not expecting to have an elaborate transformation, but... that head stick up there sure is something. Hasbro has been so successful in anthropomorphizing a simple shape with antennae and a yellow light that we can't not
read that as just a head sitting on top of a space jet. Keep reading for a closer look.
Loopaza Mega Store
has posted a new TakaraTomy image for the Studio Series
figures shipping July 2018! Included are Deluxes Jazz and Lockdown and Voyagers Megatron and Brawl. In a move destined to drive some collectors crazy - Takara has renumbered their releases, with Jazz being #9 instead of #10. Odds seem good that the TRU-exclusive Thundercracker
won't make it over to Japan. Keep reading to see the image!
Via Devyn Ballard on Facebook group Transformers Botposting, we have our first look in package at the Studio Series Thundercracker that just missed its debut at Toy Fair this year. Evidently actually found in a Toys R Us (we're not sure where specifically right now), we finally get to see what the retool of The Last Knight Nitro looks like. The back panel of the box shows a beautiful blue jet mode, meanwhile from the front we get a very good look at the new (still movie-style) head. No word at this time on if the Titan Master compatibility remains, but it would be surprising if it wasn't. Check out the mirrored photos below!
Via Hobby Search,
we add a pair of significant new photos to this morning's TakaraTomy Power of the Primes stock photo drop.
This time we get a good look at Abominus, as well as Elita-Infin1te. You can also make out the spare "Prime Armor" fists stuck on the back of Abominus' feet, and oh boy
is that color mismatch going to bother us forever. Keep reading to join us in being bothered!
has listed all of August's Power of the Primes
releases for Japan with new stock photos! Beyond decent galleries for each of the Terrorcons, there's also some photos of PP-27 Leader Class Optimal Optimus that confirm that he can indeed assume the Flight Mode of the original toy! Definitely reassuring given that even his package only shows a biped-to-biped transformation. The photos also give us a preview of September's TakaraTomy releases by revealing the identity of PP-28. Keep reading to find out!
While Cyber Battalion Shockwave was seemingly just released in Taiwan, Weibo user NOTRAB
has the first in-hand image of what appears to be a production sample! (The giveaway is the numbers printed across the torso - that's a common thing with Hasbro display samples.) The figure is displayed alongside a Masterpiece Shockwave, and while it's never going to match up to MP-29 in terms of complexity it's honestly quite nice in terms of styling. Keep reading to see the photo!
Generation Toy has a prototype for something actually pretty interesting in the increasingly tried-and-tired unofficial Masterpiece game. GT-11 RedBull, as seen in photos from the Weibo page of Chaos_, is a take on Sideswipe sized similarly to the Masterpiece Autobot cars, but instead of a Lamborghini, its alternate mode is a robotic bull. This is based at least somewhat on some recently popular art of G1 characters with robotic animal alt modes, and if this is an indication, the design seems to translate to 3D quite well. Check out the mirrored images below.