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Weibo user NOTRAB has posted images of a pair of limited-edition figures released only in China: customers who purchased from Hasbro China's TaoBao store on May 15th had a shot at limited edition versions of Deluxe Bumblebee and Leader Blackout! Notrab seems to have lucked out and gotten a "Rusty" Bumblebee, limited to 300 pieces. Only 88 Blackouts were made. Keep reading to see!
Generation 1
Imaginarium Art has posted a new image of their upcoming G1 Arcee statue to Facebook. The sculpt - whose appearance could probably be accomplished on a human woman with a skintight costume or even bodypaint - embraces some of the sculpt issues and deco issues RAC addressed in his review of Generations Arcee many years ago. It's not specified which of their two sizes it'll be made in, but we'll likely find out more soon. Keep reading to see.
Generations
The Prime Masters were meant to represent the Thirteen Primes that are part of (at least one) creation mythology for the Transformers. But even as far back as last year's infamous giant leak that Hasbro assures us never actually happened, it was clear that some were missing from the planned lineup. In an image whose original source is fuzzy at best, we have what looks like part of the paperwork from Titan Class Predaking that shows the emblem forms of all 12 (the thirteenth being represented in the toyline by the Matrix) hinting that the ones currently missing from any known assortment could still happen. Check out the image below!
Bumblebee: The Movie
Via a photo tweeted out by the Licensing Expo's own Twitter account, we have a look at a new promotional logo for the Bumblebee movie, coming out later this year. There's not a whole lot of depth to examine here, simply showing an updated, more stylized font over a movie-style Autobot logo. As expected, this seems to be a headline feature at Paramount's booth at the expo. As for whether there's any more material from the movie on display, we'll just have to wait and see! Click through for the full photo and a crop in on the poster.
Generation 1
We've found out tonight that Walmart has a product listing up for the unexpected brand new Hasbro reissue of G1 Hot Rod. Rumored to be the exclusive retailer for this product at least in the United States, Walmart's listing includes high res stock photos of the package, which we've seen before, plus the robot and vehicle modes. Interestingly, it looks like the colors particularly on the pelvis sticker have been tweaked versus the G1 original, trading some of the deeper red for orange. Hot Rod is not available or priced so far, but you can keep reading to check out the photos!
Generations
Thanks to Twiiter user @TcrackerGenmon who's posted some in-hand image of the Titan Class Transformers Predaking team out of the box. This is one mean looking team! Here we have a look at what these figures look like in the final production colors, with paint apps, combined and in the packing. The figures appear to be packed in beast modes on a big tray with the weapon and all secured with twist-ties.
Generation 1
UK Retailer Kapow Toys has posted a listing for the G1 Reissue Hot Rod that our site sponsor Robotkingdom recently put up a preorder for. This listing is interesting on two points, which we'll get to after the jump!
Generations
Via TFND on Facebook, we have a look at the regular stock photos for Wreck-Gar, the Power of The Primes retool of Combiner Wars Groove. Expected to be a Walgreens exclusive, Wreck-Gar is an interesting combination of elements, seemingly dropping the groove mold's guns in favor of the same pinwheel axe from the original Generations toy, and including a Dinobot-type POTP combiner hand piece. We've got images of the robot and vehicle modes, package front, and a low res image of part of the back panel. Check them all out below!
MasterPiece
Joining Cordon with a brand new product page on TakaraTomy's website today is the TakaraTomy Mall exclusive MP-29+ Shockwave, featuring a new deco inspired by the original toy, rather than the cartoon appearance. Sadly while Shockwave has a similar offering of turnaround "360 view" photography, these photos are of a much smaller size than Cordon's. But if you're looking for how the deco was handled from a particular angle, these should still have you covered. You can find the whole batch of both robot and gun mode photos mirrored below.
MasterPiece
TakaraTomy has added a product page to their website for the recently announced MP-42 Cordon. While many of the images on the page are the same stock photos we've already seen, new to this posting is the set of "360 view" photos showing the figure in each mode from multiple turnaround angles. Sadly the amount of black on Cordon makes it fade a little too much in with the dark background, but this still affords some nice extra looks at Sunstreaker's retool. Click through to check it out!
Generation 1
Imaginarium Art has posted a preorder page for their G1 Jazz statue! Due out in August of this year at a preorder price of roughly $300 USD, the preorder period for the statue ends on June 16th. Keep reading to see the color image!
Cyberverse
Hasbro Pulse's Instagram account has an interesting little feature today, an image depicting a process they call "pretengineering" or "pretend engineering." This seems to be their catchphrase for the very early parts of developing new Transformers, before going to prototyping, where things like the movable parts, gimmicks, and special design details are all plotted out in lineart to explore the form the designers would like the toy to take as it moves in to the physical design stage. The subject model here seems to be an early iteration of the Cyberverse line's Megatron, which really goes to show how far the development cycle can go from initial idea to realized toy. Click through to get a better look!
Third Party
We've gotten Legends-class Bumblebees before, officially and unofficially. But far, far fewer of those were in fact Legends scale. What's the difference? Check out these photos from the Newage Weibo page and you'll see: this Bumblebee is 6cm (about 2.3 inches) tall in robot mode, and only 2.7cm (around an inch) wide in vehicle mode! It's almost small enough to mistake for an actual bug. Keep reading to see the photos.
Third Party
The number of choices in scoring that movie Optimus Prime that matches your aesthetic preferences has really been growing lately. Among the unofficial choices is Challenger from Unique Toys, representing Optimus Prime as he appeared in Age of Extinction and The Last Knight. The robot mode is noted to be around 11 inches tall, and it comes with a number of optional faces and weapons. The truck mode looks pretty good too, at least from the angles they've chosen to show it right now. You can check out the full assortment of photos below.
MasterPiece
Takara Tomy Mall updates with newer official images the Transformers Masterpiece MP-42 Cordon figure that is a MP style remake of the Diaclone New Countach LP500S Police Car. These new images are bigger and provide a good look at the retooling, and other additions as well confirmation the figure will include its own unique arm-weapon that is different from the Sunstreaker edition. Look for MP-42 Cordon to be released in Japan late October 2018 for a price of 16,200 JPY / $148 USD. Read on to see the translated product information and images.
Generations
The Amazon Japan update for today included a lot of images for TakaraTomy's October releases, including what will probably be their next-to-last round of Power of the Primes imports! Included are Prime Master Alpha Trion with Landmine, Legends Skrapnel and Tailgate, Deluxe Novastar, and Voyager Inferno. The last two of those are probably of the greatest interest as these are the best images we've seen of those two to date - including a look at Inferno's Torso Mode! Keep reading to see.
MasterPiece
Amazon Japan has updated a ton of product pages today, and among them is the just-announced recolor of Masterpiece Sunstreaker, MP-42 Cordon! Sporting a new lightbar - well, technically two, one for the chest and one for the car - Cordon also has a new headsculpt more in tune with the original toy than Sunstreaker's animation-inspired face. Keep reading to see!
Conventions Center
Thanks to Ami Ami and Dengeki Hobby, we have a look at the new Transformers from Takara Tomy on display at the 57th Shizuoka Hobby Show in Shizuoka, Japan. On show are many of the latest figures from the Masterpiece line including the MP-42 Cordon, MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron prototype, and a promo for the MP-36 Megatron and MP-29 Laser Wave (Shockwave) Takara Tomy Mall exclusives.
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