Autobase Aichi has posted a set of catalog images from the recent Lost Age toy releases, and one of them is a fresh look at Advanced Series Ultimate Optimus Prime. AD-31 is an extensively painted and extensively remolded version of TF4 Generations Leader Optimus Prime,
making it the most movie-accurate transforming toy of everyone's favorite victim of Space PTSD. Keep reading to see the images!
That was fast, huh? YouTuber OptimusPrimeSG has posted a review of MP-20 Wheeljack, Like the other Autobot Car Masterpieces, Wheeljack does a really solid job of turning a real car into a likeness of the animation model, and seems to have really great articulation at that. Keep reading to see the review!
Tom Scioli sat down with Max Robinson of Deadshirt.net at the Small Press Expo to talk about his work on The Transformers vs. GI Joe
, his influences, his goals, and how success has put more eyes on his work at both Hasbro and IDW. Scioli is a smart guy with a good eye for comics and their history -and as usual, it shows in this interview. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full conversation!
If, amid all the front side shots of MP-24 Star Saber you've wondered what might be happening on the far side, let it trouble you no more! Hisashi Yuki has set out yet again to make the time between now and March 2015 seem to drag out even farther with the latest teaser pic, now showing off the super robot mode's backside. Well, it's all in the name of science! Check out the full size rear view of Star Saber below!
Sarah Stone has shared the "clean" version of the third of her 30th Anniversary retailer incentive Transformers covers. Running as an alternate for Robots in Disguise 33 - scheduled to ship Wednesday the 24th - this cover calls back to Last Stand of The Wreckers, prominently featuring Ironfist. Sarah posted a quick note along with the cover art on her tumblr. Keep reading for the full size image and check out what she had to say about it!
From TakaraTomy's website, we have updated looks at the Japanese release versions of Tailgate and Swerve, and Brainstorm. Previously seen in mockups based on Hasbro product, these small photos now depict the Legends-version deco, with darker metallic colors on Swerve and Tailgate, and a general increase of paint work on Brainstorm, both for greater original toy accuracy, and just general enhancement. Keep reading to see both (unfortunately small) images!
Thanks to TFSource for sharing with us that Fansproject confirmed to them that Sigma-L, the long-awaited fourth figure in the popular Function-X line will ship next week. TFSource expects to have these in hand and ready to fill preorders late next week or early the week after. With nearly a year between Smartrobin, the previous Function release and the impending release of Sigma-L, we very much hope that Not-Skullcruncher, the last of the initial five designs revealed in summer 2012 will follow rather more quickly - and clear the way for the next batch teased at this past TFCon!
Site sponsor TFSource has posted new images from Mastermind Creations showing Zinnia, the recolor of their Cybertronian-style Arcee homage figure based on the Paradron Medic from the G1 cartoon. The figure has been designated R-08Z, and is currently expected to ship in November. Keep reading to check out the mirrored promo shots showing the super articulated Reformatted Series figure!
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Toys R' Us have joined the Transformers: Age of Extinction DVD bandwagon with a new offering of exclusive Kre-O Optimus Prime and Glavtron figures that will inclused in a special edition boxed set. The set is listed for $19.99 USD to be released on September 30th 2014. Check out the image of the DVD box with figures below for a preview now.
Are you ready for Hikari Friday?!
This Friday, we are giving away FOUR Hikari Sofubi Figures, including two Books-A-Million Exclusives!
24k Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Hikari Figures are both available exclusively through Books-A-Million.
Visit Book-A-Million online to pre-order your 24k Transformers Hikari Sofubi Figures now!
We are also giving away two Premium Hikari Figures!
Premium Distressed Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be available at Funko retailers.
We are holding the giveaway via our social media channels: @OriginalFunko
Artist Marcelo Matere posted on Twitter today that he's "working on Transformers Animated again," followed by a semicolon-bracket winky emoticon. He said that news would be coming soon, but the prospect of new TF Animated work is certainly welcome. Matere has worked on Animated package art for Hasbro as well as comic art and book covers for IDW, so there's no real way to narrow down what this new project will be just yet. For now, keep reading to see the original Tweet!
Weibo user ZEUX1S has posted an image of MP-20 Wheeljack demonstrating the removeable helmet and the face
underneath. Like the deeply disturbing facial details on MP-1 Optimus Prime, this is a neat little easter egg that apparently has no real purpose except being a nifty surprise and an impressive attention to detail. Keep reading to see the images!
ROBOTKINGDOM .COM Newsletter #1240
Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com.
Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders!
For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!
Autobase Aichi and eHobby have posted new images of the upcoming Transformers Cloud Hellwarp figure. A recolor of Generations Voyager Sky-Byte, Hellwarp is an upgrade of Skywarp in much the same way that Hellscream was a shark-based upgrade of Beast Wars II Starscream. Keep reading to see the photos!
TakaraTomy is quite obviously proud of all the work they've put into Masterpiece Star Saber, because they keep posting new images of all the things it can do. Today's tweet from the official Transformers Japan Twitter shows off all the permutations of Star Saber's iconic sword, which comes with both long and short handles and a detachable blade that stores in the V-Star, Saber's booster/upgrade armor. Keep reading to see all the photos!
Fansproject Core has sent out another update letting existing registered website users know about the upcoming premium membership plan and preorders for the Core Trailer unit, a long awaited add on to Steel Core. They explain in this message that the Core Trailer will include the Soleron Ruthen Red Core figure, which was seen previously attached to Steel Core in the previous announcement message. Keep reading for full details!
Having just reinstated free shipping for orders over $50, Hasbro Toy Shop has released a new coupon code good for 20% off action figure purchases including Transformers. While the fine print states the code is not valid for special items such as remaining SDCC or other exclusives, some fans have discovered a method to apply the discount regardless. For full details and the coupon code, keep reading!