Newcomer M-Deck is making a strong first appearance in the unofficial Transformers-derived merchandise scene with Ion Blaster Commander, a human-scale replica of Optimus Prime's iconic rifle. Coming in at 39 inches long (or about 1 meter), M-Deck presents this rifle replica as being approximately 1/10 scale. The final product is planned to have numerous lighting elements and sounds, and the images of the current prototype look promising. You can find those photos plus more info below!
For those worried after the whereabouts of the remaining members of the Decepticon Justice Division, being released in unofficial form from Mastermind Creations, this should be a mostly happy update! A post on Instagram shows an early prototype for Tesarus, one of the two larger members of the group. The image caption notes sending it to the factory for tooling, suggesting this is 3D printed or otherwise a one off, probably as an engineering proof to make sure everything about the eventual produced item works as intended. But unfortunately this means it's probably several months before the finished version could possibly be released. Click through to take a look.
Perfect Effect promised a short while ago that upgrade products for Power of The Primes were on the way for anyone looking to improve their official toys. We now have a first look at what they have in store, in the form of PC-21, PC-22, and a sneak peek at PC-23. 21 and 22 are hand and foot replacement sets for Volcanicus and Starscream respectively, similar to what was released during Combiner Wars but with updated styling. PC-23 isn't mentioned specifically, but the demo build of Volcanicus can be seen with new armor pieces likely filling the same role as the "armor" made for Menasor, and a shadowed-out gigantic sword. Releases are due to start in March. Click through to see the pictures!
Today we're proud to be rolling out a new feature on TFormers! We call it the Wave Tracker, and it's designed to give you an at-a-glance indication of what the most current info about a given toy is. Are there pre-orders up yet for Power of the Primes
Wave 2? What's the next Masterpiece figure being released? Any reviews or photo galleries of the newest TakaraTomy Legends figures out there? If we know, the Wave Tracker will tell you. Keep reading to learn more!
This one stayed under the radar for a little bit, but it seems DX9 is throwing down in the giant unofficial Omega Supreme game too. D12 Gabriel will stand 56cm tall at the head - just about 22 inches - and features transformation in to the full rocket base. The initial shipment will come with a bonus option face part to represent "shedding tears". It also looks like the tank will be able to carry a Dianaut from the Diaclone Reboot line in the transformed robot head, which will have cockpit details. And it's all for preorder as one unit for just $279.99! Check out the promo images below.
Mastermind Creations posted to their Facebook this morning to deliver some unfortunate news. It seems a number of items in their Reformatted series will experience unavoidable delays in release. They've included an info graphic with the new projected release timeframes. Of note, the second run of Carnifex (unofficial IDW Overlord) is not expected until March of 2017. Kultur (not-Tarn), as well as Titanika (not-Strika) and Dicamus (not-Roadbuster) are still expected before the end of the year. You can find the complete list in the full post below!
On their Weibo page, Toyworld has shared a teaser image revealing their future plans. Seeking to simultaneously make the coverage of unofficial products bigger while making the sure character selections stay very narrow, it seems Masterpiece scaled iterations of the Aerialbots and Combaticons are on the way. Prototype samples from both teams are shown as vehicles with a (G2) Bumblebee, revealing the basic scale. Click through to see the teaser photo!
On their Weibo page, KFCToys has posted a teaser for a new project in their EAVI Metal series. Simba is an iteration of Victory Leo, and though there are no direct looks at a prototype or even design art, they have provided a character "bio card". The figure is strongly hinted to combine with Masterpiece Star Saber, which fans long since identified as having extra hardware to make a future combination possible. It seems like KFC may have decided to take advantage of that first and fulfill the idea of a Masterpiece Victory Saber. You can see the images below.
Perfect Effect's Master Sword accessory for Titans Return Fortress Maximus is making its way to retail already, so that means it's time to show off their next add on for the big guy.
Seemingly based heavily on the giant gun made for their Warden figure, PC-14 "The Titans Cannon" stands in for the large Fortress Maximus rifle depicted in the Hasbro retail release's boxart, but which was nowhere to be found in any instance of the toy.
It remains to be seen if this really is Warden's cannon with a new handle part, but either way if you feel your Titan needs more weaponry, options are opening up! Keep reading for the product image.
DNA Designs has posted renders showing a new upgrade item they'll be offering. Joining the new field of upgrade parts for this year's Titan Class toy, DNA Designs is working on super articulated hands to replace the only reasonably articulated hands the toy comes with. The render shows also small guns incorporated in to the hands to emulate at least one feature of the original Fortress Maximus toy. The image also promises more to come, perhaps hinting at plans for additional upgrades for the toy. Keep reading to see the design render!
From guanchengphoto on Weibo we have some very nice photos of a color product sample for DX9's Leah, the Arcee-derived figure in their War in Pocket Legends-scale figure line. The photos demonstrate the figure's great degree of poseability (no doubt helped by its small display stand) as well as how it transforms in to a surprisingly solid looking vehicle form! We have the photos mirrored, so keep reading and have a look.
We have some new pictures tonight showing another in the long line of uncolored third party test shots. These images, said to be from Toyworld, show a Masterpiece scale figure based on Springer. This carries on the current trend of new unofficial renditions of the triplechangers in general, which is at least something of a break from, say, Devastators. This Springer-alike is only seen as a robot, but we do get a comparison next to MP Bumblebee so you can see it's ready to stand tall among the real Masterpieces. Click through to see for yourself!
In a surprising move, MakeToys has created a smartphone app dedicated to their line of unofficial Transformers products. Promising a full figure library, an instruction manual archive, and updates on where and how to get exclusive figures, this app sounds as though it could be a real boon to dedicated MakeToys collectors. Click through to see the description and get a link to the app!
U.Nem Studios on Facebook has brought us a pair of new photos giving a very good look at a color sample of Carnifex, the very (very) long-awaited IDW Overlord-inspired figure from Mastermind Creations. The Decepticon butcher is shown front and back in robot mode, giving a good look at its details, now brought out in full color. One would presume this huge figure - eye-to-eye with large Masterpieces like Star Saber and Ultra Magnus - should be close to release finally, but only time will tell that. And only time will tell what price tag will be attached! Keep reading for the photos.
The Cyber City Con display images keep rolling in, and up next via the Mastermind Creations Facebook page is Dicamus! This is the MMC take on G1 Roadbuster, and while the character has gotten a decent amount of attention both official and otherwise, this one brings a little bit more comics-styled, bulkier appearance to the character. This base mold is also going to be shared with Titanika, MMC's unofficial Vehicon Strika, so if Roadbuster's not quite up your alley, there will be at least one more option. Click through for the mirrored photos!
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