Unicron.com reports that MPM-3 Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee has been spotted on clearance at a Maple Grove, Minnesota ToysRUs store for $69.90! Still a significant chunk of change, but an improvement to be sure. TRU clearance is sometimes variable, but it still may be worth checking out your local branch. Keep reading for details!
Transformers At The Moon is continuing to release their collection of original G1 audio recordings, this time moving onto the episode "A Plague of Insecticons"! As is typical of these tapes, you've got the late Wally Burr providing voice direction - and a number of lines that didn't end up in the final episode. Keep reading for the video and a transcript!
Rob Springer of Being Awesome, ZoneBase, and Radio Free Cybertron has found a new seasonal Transformers product: Valentines Day cards that convert to a tiny thumb war arena complete with temporary thumb tattoos! These use the new "Evergreen" character designs that we're also seeing used for the new Cyberverse animated series premiering much later this year. Keep reading to see!
Transformers Authentics, the "evergreen" style simple budget figures that seem to be taking after the Cyber Battalion series now have product listings on Hasbro's website. The first batch including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, and Megatron are not yet available for purchase from Hasbro Toy Shop, with their "Buy" buttons leading to error pages. But these listings do confirm the SRP, with prices listed at $4.99 each. The listings include the same images that we saw with the Amazon releases recently. Keep reading for links to the individual pages.
2005 Forums member Optimus423 has posted a set of new listings from ToyRUs' computers detailing upcoming Transformers assortments, especially those surrounding the Studio Series and Bumblebee: The Movie toylines! There's four different pricepoints for "Energon Igniters," which I guess we'll find out about at Toy Fair, as well as some possible TRU exclusives including what could be the long-rumored Thundercracker recolor of Power of the Primes Voyager Starscream. Keep reading for the list!
Autobase Aichi has gone to the trouble of extracting illustrations of the "Evergreen" designs used for the Authentics toyline from Hasbro's annual Corporate Social Responsibility report! Appearing on the cover as well as pages 26, 34, and 59, the art for Bumblebee, Starscream, Grimlock, and Megatron is available (in relatively small sizes). Keep reading to have a look!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: A relaxed episode this week as we all hate on Chris, who has Battletrap. He shares his thoughts. Plus Brian has MP-39 Sunstreaker! All that plus the week’s news, including new details on the upcoming Bumblebee movie, the latest episode of Titans Return, This week in history, and more!
Wrapping up his Best Of 2017 series, RAC looks back at the things that excited him more as news stories than anything else this past year. A lot of those come down to toys that didn't necessarily make his Best Of list for the year, but did unfold in interesting ways news-wise. Pour yourself a bowl of Trypticon's Titan Master Crunch and keep reading to see the best news of 2017!
RAC continues his look back at 2017 with his three favorite comics of the year - plus a couple of runners-up! It's been a good year for Transformers comics overall, and there've been some pleasant surprises for us. Including - and RAC was very skeptical about the possibility of this at the beginning of last year - some Shared Hasbro Universe books that turned out truly excellent. Keep reading to see the list! ...well, it's more of an article. We need a word that combines those two things...
2005 forums member catz has posted a set of product listings for Hasbro's 2018 offerings! Among the more expected things like the Power of the Primes Titan Class figure (Predaking) are a number of new items, including a new Movie Masterpiece figure, and as-yet unknown items like the previously rumored "Energon Igniters" as well as some Generations item referred to as "Project Storm" - which is said to be a very small item such as perhaps a blind-bag series. Fingers crossed for blind-bagged Titan Masters at least, but meanwhile keep reading for the list!
2017 was a year. It occupied 12 pages of a traditional calendar, or even more if you had a weekly or even one of those fancy-learnin' word-a-day calendars! And during that year, things relating to the Transformers happened. Some more positive than others, or more fondly looked back on. Not everything was a winner, after all. Thus, I'll memorialize the year that was with some of my best remembered times in Transformers - in no particular order since I'm bad at chronology sometimes as well as weighing priority of a memory over others. I am literally the best at lists.
The staff at Tformers.com wishes a happy and prosperous new year to Transformers fans everywhere. Here is to 2018, and a new year filled with excitement and surprises! May the Power of the Primes fill your shelves, the fury of the Transformers be ours in Titan Returns, and "Bumblebee: The Movie" not totally suck.
Fresh off the forums, chuckdawg1999 has brought us a video review for the just-released legends series Slugslinger from TakaraTomy. LG55 features the Targetmaster Caliburst and sports a modified deco from the earlier Hasbro release. Chuck shows off both the Titans Return and Legends versions side by side to highlight the points of difference between them, though outside the choice of dedicated weapon versus Targetmaster, the only real changes come down to colors. You can watch the review right now, embedded just below in the full post.