It looks like we're getting to the "needs more security" stage of filming for next December's Bumblebee movie. Kathy Applebaum has posted on Instagram an image of two yellow Volkswagen Beetles present at what's being reported as a filming location for Transformers Universe: Bumblebee
. The return to the classic Bumblebee vehicle mode is something that had been hinted at from the earliest points of real talk about this movie happening - though we bet Bumblebee isn't going to spend too much time in the movie with this alternate form. Click through to see the photo!
Thanks again to Hasbro for providing us with this review sample!
Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime is pretty much the
SDCC Exclusive of the Year, boasting a combination of great deco, great naming, new accessories, and affordability. Keep reading or click through for a gallery of 114 images!
TakaraTomy's announced three more months' worth of Transformers: The Last Knight
promos! Starting September 16th, anyone who buys more than 2000 Yen of movie toys in participating Japanese stores will get a DVD with the stop-motion sequences and transformation videos TakaraTomy has created for the movie line. And then starting in October we've got more vac-metal accessory giveaways. Keep reading to see!
The four-way battle between the Autobots and Decepticons and Dire Wraiths and Spaceknights continues, with Stardrive caught in the middle. There's a lot to talk about, but nobody is really in the mood... Rom Vs. TransformerS: Shining Armor
#2 is written by John Barber with art by Alex Milne and Josh Perez. Click here to go to the review!
Baron Ironblood is on the move, and it's up to Scarlett and GI Joe to figure out what he's up to and how to get to Cybertron to stop him. But not all of the Baron's allies are from his own home planet... or even universe. First Strike
#2 is written by Mairghread Scott and David A. Rodriguez, with art by Max Dunbar, color by Ander Zarate, and lettering by Tom B. Long. Backup story The Origins of Evil, Part Two: A Game Of Chess
is written by John Barber with pencils by Netho Diaz, inks by Walden Wong, and colors by David Garcia Cruz. Click here to read the review!
The second issue of the ROM and Transformers crossover miniseries is out in shops this Wednesday. Released initially by Multiversity Comics, we've got the full length preview of the book here for you to have a look at tonight. Our review will be up very soon, and together the two should have you ready for the whole issue when it goes out for sale later this week. Click through now to check out the preview pages in the gallery below!
Best Buy Canada has posted their listing for a Transformers: The Last Knight
exclusive 4K Blu-Ray Combo Pack in Steelbook format! Due out September 26th with all the other physical media release of TF5, the combo pack - presumably offering 4K Ultra HD and regular HD Blu-Ray options - will run $35 CAD, which works out to about $28 USD. Keep reading for the nifty boxart!
MakeToys has announced via Twitter and Facebook that Galaxy Meteor, their unofficial rendition of Transformers: Cybertron
Starscream, has been cancelled for low preorder numbers. They say they're "currently looking at ways of making the project more successful," which could mean anything from negotiating with specific retailers to looking for ways to reduce cost. It's difficult to say, but hopefully you didn't have your heart set on owning this any time soon. Keep reading for the details.
On Facebook, GCreations has posted an update featuring a color testshot of Fuuma, their unofficial version of Sixshot designed for a Masterpiece display. Noted as featuring various die cast metal parts and "hyper-articulated" joints in key locations, plus an array of accessories focused around the "Ninja" part of "Ninja Consultant". All of that is on display, as well as a run through of all the modes (with odd exception of the iconic submarine form) and some height comparisons with other unofficial figures to demonstrate the largeness of this new figure. We've mirrored all the images, check them out below!
CBR has posted the full length preview for next week's release of First Strike
#2, this year's major crossover event within IDW's Hasbro-property-universe, centered as usual around the Transformers. of course this preview is mostly about GI Joe, with the Transformers only making a quick incidental appearance. How will the rest of the issue look? Find out in our review, coming out early this week in advance of the issue hitting shops. Meanwhile, click through to see the preview pages.
It's out now, and has been spotted at a Danville, Virginia
by no less than Radio Free Cybertron's
own "Headmaster" Don Ferguson
! This is the Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Voyager mold with clear red plastic equipment that can be used to "reveal" the character's affiliation via a symbol scrambled in the classic Tech-Spec style. Keep reading for in-package photos courtesy of Headmaster Don!
A variety of purchasing options for Transformers: The Last Knight
have appeared on Amazon, Target, and other sites! First up is the Target-exclusive release of TF5 with a disc of bonus material. Also up for grabs is a Transformers: 5-Movie Collection
containing all five Michael Bay films: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction,
and Transformers: The Last Knight
. Keep reading for more details!
Groupon, well known broker of local discounts, coupons and such, today has a listing up for the Providence area featuring admission to HasCon. Hasbro's convention takes place in about three weeks, starting September 8th. Right now you can go through Groupon and get three-day adult admission to the event for as low as $85 - almost half off the original purchase price. Single day adult tickets can be had as low as $30, a full 50% off the listed pricing! For locals this is a significant deal, but everyone else still needs to think of travel and hotel costs for visiting the show, which far outstrip the admission costs. You can find a link to the deal page below!
TFSource has such amazing customers and we want to say THANK YOU to our loyal and new customers by launching our first ever TFSource Customer Appreciation Week! One day wasn't enough time to celebrate our customers so we're celebrating you all week long! #TFSOURCECAW.
Gorira Prime might sound like a likely name for a planet in some B-grade sci-fi, but in fact it's another upcoming Perfect Effect product. This is a redeco of Beast Gorira taking after the redeco of the real Optimal Optimus: Primal Prime. Look, it was the year 2000, we didn't have as many names to choose from in those days. Don't judge. Gorira Prime is expected to be released in November. No pricing information was officially released, but it can be expected to follow suit with Beast Gorira. Click through to check out the promo renders.
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!
We'll be coming back to the SDCC exclusives
shortly. But before that, I wanted to share the unboxing of Siege on Cybertron, the second Titans Return box set that we've all been eagerly anticipating. It just came in this week at BigBadToyStore
, which when combined with the SDCC exclusives dropping made this a potentially very expensive week! Check out the unboxing video embedded below.