Just about everyone into Transformers knows Optimus Prime's iconic Ion Blaster weapon that his been with from the beginning. How cool would it be if you could have one that you can hold in your hands, just like the Autobot Leader?
Thanks to Bob Clagett, the man behind "I Like To Make Stuff" channel on YouTube. He has done what many can only dream of. He's 3D printed a GIANT-sized Optimus Prime Ion Blaster rifle that looks pretty darn good! Taking advantage of modern 3D printers he was able to reproduce the G1 rifle he can hold in his hands.
You probably never thought you wanted a combiner version of Revenge of The Fallen Jetfire. But you would be wrong, and talented customizer @ChromeTyranno
is here to demonstrate that! Starting with a Combiner Wars Cyclonus and incorporating parts from the Uranos unofficial Superion to help remodel it as a Blackbird, the end result is an impressively on-target looking interpretation of one of the few positively-remembered elements of ROTF - and it even has a movie Optimus torso mode! We have several exclusive photos of this project to share, click through to get a good look now!
At BotCon 2016, RAC... kind of mistook the Overlord teaser thrown out at the Hasbro panel for a teaser for new Duocons. Because people would totally get as excited as everybody in that room was for Battletrap and Flywheels, right? Today, those two worlds collide - like a jet with a tank - as Twitter user @MoggyZpartuss
customizes a gigantic Flywheels from Titans Return
Leader class Sky Shadow! Keep reading to see the figure, complete with comparison to the G1 toy!
When the first photos of Orion Pax leaked, there was a bit of debate over whether it was actually Pax, or similarly Kup-shaped red and blue G1 character Crosshairs. Now, it's both! Twitter user @gunsight33
has produced this custom of Crosshairs from a Deluxe Pax, adding on a Targetmaster partner from one of the Power Core Combiners
molds. Keep reading to see!
An official Combiner Wars Liokaiser came out as the last of the boxsets for that line last year, but it had a bit of reimagining and was only five members instead of six. And with no Unite Warriors version, a more accurate interpretation seemed unlikely. So one fan by the Twitter handle of @omochasoku02 decided to fill in that gap, and customized a full set, with Breastmaster partners, plus both Leozack and Jallguar who form the torso together, and even Deathcobra, the animation-only single-appearance extra member of the team. This is definitely worth a look, so check out the photos in the gallery below!
So we've talked about Flame Toys' Kuro Kara Kuri Drift figure before.
The company has now announced on their Facebook page that the second entry in the series of super-articulated, LED-lit, non-transforming action figures will be none other than the Decepticon Justice Division's leader Tarn! Keep reading to see the lineart for the figure.
As a person with no conventional artistic skills, one of the ways I like to express myself from time to time is by digitally recoloring photos of toys to be other things - Photoshopping! What-If Wednesday is a new occasional feature where I'll share my "what if?" recolors, either inspired by my own ideas, or sometimes from other source media. Our first What-If Wednesday takes on the Headmaster Bludgeon concept seen in the Magna Convoy comic this week, which we get only a limited view of. How might it look and work as a toy? Keep reading and find out!
A while back, ToyHax introduced a label set for Titans Return Rewind
that would turn him into a version of Dispensor
, the infamous soda machine from the first live-action Transformers film from 2007. Now, Trent Troop's Prize Inside! store has upped the ante with a new head and soda gun for the figure! Keep reading to have a better look at the completed custom and a link to Trent's Shapeways store.
Twitter user @kotori_ryo has posted images of a particularly impressive take on Grimlock as seen in IDW's comics - most recently in More Than Meets The Eye: Revolution.
Using Transformers Adventure TAV30 Battle Grimlock as its base, which was itself
a remold of the more G1-like Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Grimlock, the figure is a pretty good match for the comic version and has a beautiful silver and gold finish. Keep reading to see!
The toy-designing whiz known as Jizai Toys was doing third party a decade before that was a thing, making extremely show-accurate transforming figures of characters like Wheelie and Cyclonus. These days, judging from his blog, he seems to be having a lot of fun with his 3D printer making one-off feats of engineering. One of his latest customs: a Mickey Mouse cassette! Keep reading to get a good look at the figure.
Twitter user @ripetakobozu has posted this image of a mashup of Breakways! Using the head and weapons from Titans Return
Deluxe Breakaway along with the 2007 Movie Breakaway - a repaint of Cybertron
Deluxe Hot Shot - the resulting figure is a much nicer looking version of Getaway than either figure is alone. And the head stays on when in vehicle mode! Keep reading to see the photos, mirrored here for your convenience.
BMOG has posted a press release to celebrate their own Trent Troop hitting a singular milestone: in the few months since Titans Return hit stores, Trent has designed one hundred
replacement faceplates for Titan Masters! With inspiration from across the Transformers brand to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe and even the Sogmaster from Cap'n Crunch, there's a wealth of new head options for your Titans Returns bots that will set you back as little as $5 each on Shapeways. Keep reading for the press release and a link to Trent's store!
The Omochasouko blog has posted images of a nifty custom: Combiner Wars Hot Spot as G1 Headmaster Hosehead! ...okay, technically Headmaster Jr. Cab, but there's no physical differences between the two. The Headmaster itself was carefully customized from Titan Master Skytread, using plastic sheet and plastic pipe to adapt the face to Cab/Hosehead's design. There's a nice new chestpiece as well! Keep reading to see all the photos.
Twitter user @Smokingray7775 has done what RAC had hoped to see done: made a full-on custom Deluxe-sized Brawn out of the Titan Master and Combiner Wars Deluxe Hound! Mounting the Titan Master vehicle as a gun in Vehicle Mode and using a small hole drilled in the torso as a mount for the Titan Master, this is the most complete take on the idea we've seen so far, and requires no permanent changes to the Titan Master itself, retaining full functionality! Keep reading to have a look.
There've been some pretty spectacular Combiner Wars customs of late - the innovative Raiden that made a 6-part combiner in the format comes to mind. Now, a Japanese Twitter user by the name of @nekogami_red has made the Transformers Prime Decepticons into a combiner! Knock Out, Skyquake, Dreadwing, Airachnid (gotta have a helicopter in there somewhere or it's not Combiner Wars, right?), and Megatron combine to form a body for Unicron! Click through to see the photos.
Computron is the second combiner to have dedicated hands and feet - Victorion being the first - but unlike Victorion there's no particularly elegant way to store those hands and feet on the team leader. But you do have some options! We'll take a look at the new parts and what you can do with them after the jump.
Where to start with this amazing custom by Twitter user @omochasouko02? Not only did they create an all-new torso for Combiner Wars First Aid, not only did they create a cockpit for the Titan Master and make a custom socket for Titan Master Nightbeat to serve as Minerva's head, but they also replaced the wonky Nightbeat face with something better, possibly a Generations Arcee face. Keep reading to see the photos, mirrored here!
...along with a little help from Galvatron. It was inevitable: Grimlockimus, AKA @ChromeTyranno, has posted images to Twitter of a custom Skullsmasher done up as Beast Wars Megatron. Not the one from the series, though: this is based on the Alligator Megatron released in a 2-pack with Bat Optimus Primal. Will we see a followup when Mindwipe is released? Here's hoping, but in the meantime keep reading to see Megatron!