Weibo user alucardlee
has posted a pair of color charts for MPM-5 Movie Masterpiece Barricade! This is a really interesting image that gives a clear sense of just how complex paint applications really are, especially on Movie Masterpiece toys. Keep reading to check it out!
Indeed, "Star Wars Powered By Transformers" appears to be the staggeringly unweildy line name for the new iteration of Star Wars Transformers. Toys R Us Japan has added a product page for Darth Vader TIE Advanced featuring out first color images of the toy. Naturally it sticks to mainly grey, favoring the vehicle colors, but the Vader chest piece and helmet do add a bit of the needed black. The Toys R Us page notes a retail release of April 2nd and a slightly reduced price of 4,999 Yen, or about $45. Keep reading to see the photos!
For Sale: $1.9 Million Dollar custom Transformers Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse car just went on in Los Angeles California. Feeling rich? No other fan boy will have this in collection you can count on that as there is only one on them.
The good news is the baby was just discounted from $2.1 million. Some where a scalper is crying. Read on for images and details by way of Car Scoops.
LG-EX Grand Maximus is a recolor of LG-31 Fortress Maximus which was an exclusive Japanese recolor from the original Super God Masterforce cartoon. Grand Maximus includes his god master sword, Maximus figure, Grand Headmaster and headmaster head plus weapons! Grand Maximus has 3 different modes of transformation:Base Mode, Battleship Mode and Robot Mode! If enough preorders are booked by Takara they will include an exclusive Grand Pretender Suit with this piece! Read on for full details.
Hot on the heels of the previous round of leaks, we've got one more set for you! First up is a look at the instructions lineart for Abominus,
as well as for the as-yet unnamed combined modes of Voyagers Starscream
Plus we've got trading card art for many of the Wave 1 releases. Keep reading to see!
Another leak has come out from the usual Weibo source, and it's a pretty substantial one. It's primarily made of art assets for Power of the Primes
packaging and instructions, so - while small - they represent the best looks we've yet gotten at largely unseen figures such as Voyager Elita-1, Deluxe Moonracer, and more. We also get illustrations of Jazz, Moonracer, and Rippersnapper as arms, and some in-package photos to top it all off. Keep reading for a full catalog of what's here!
From our same old Weibo leak source, we've got some new pieces of Power of The Primes art and package assets leaked. We have more views of Elita-1, showing the collector card front and back and giving a good look at (an interpretation of) her robot mode. Also seen is a partial image of Inferno's robot mode, plus an instruction image of Volcanicus showing the ability to attach surplus combiner hands to the combiner feet to extend the heel support. Keep reading to see all of the images!
Our latest gallery offering for you is TakaraTomy's Legends LG46 Targetmaster Kup. Most prominently featuring the second of the brand new Targetmaster figures, representing Kup's partner Recoil. Recoil is notable for being almost all new parts as compared to Firebolt, with just the thighs being common between them. Kup also sports retooled parts, with most of the arms being replaced with more cartoon-accurate rounded pieces. The face piece is also completely new and aims for a cartoon inspiration. Plus Kup has a new, more involved-looking deco that favors media appearances more than the Hasbro version. We have over 200 photos of the toy ready to view, with quick-jump links to specific parts of the gallery. Click through to get started!
It's that time again: a week has passed since a major convention so the usual leakers on Weibo are back on the job. Today we have a look at the combining diagram forPower of the Primes
combiner Abominus which will presumably appear in every Terrorcon's instructions, and pegs the last three members of the team as "coming Late 2018." We also have slices of the package art for Voyagers Hun-Gurrr, Elita-1, and Inferno that show off their respective combined forms, Abominus, ????, and ????. Keep reading to see!
The TFCN group has shared a couple small images from Power of The Primes. First is a very low-res image of the back-of-box for Rodimus Unicronus, the evil redeco of wave 1 Leader Rodimus Prime. Unfortunately all but the largest text is completely illegible. Along with this is an image of the cover panel of Prime Master Alchemist Prime's instructions, showing the Prime Master and the Submarauder decoy suit, AKA Pretender Shell. We've mirrored the images, click through to see them now!
PS-11 Omne is next up in MMC's Ocular Max Perfection Series! Omne is MP scaled and features die-cast chest and feet and transforms from a UFO to robot and back!
Once again, Twitter user @miiakira2017
has posted an image of their Transformers-related design work. Today, it's a classic car- the specific make, if any, eludes RAC - that would have turned into a laser pistol-wielding cowboy. Though there's a slight resemblance to 2010's Hunt for the Decepticons
Scout-class Hubcap, the replies peg this as a Diaclone
-era design, so well before that figure was designed and likely a coincidence. Keep reading to see!
Over the summer, DX9 revealed their entry in the new market of Masterpiece-compatible unofficial Omega Supremes, Gabriel. It then went quiet for a while. But now we know why, and there's a new prototype photo to top it off! Apparently some modification were being made to the design after the first reveal, which naturally led to delays in showing any more promotional content for the product. A color testshot is promised sometime in the near future, but right now you can click through and see the non-color prototype mirrored below.
Hobby Lobby has had a few waves now of different kinds of Transformers art stamped in to sheet metal. A new offering in this line has just recently hit, bringing some new choices. We found today two pieces featuring G1 Optimus, and Bumblebee, represented in the design of the 2006 Classics toy, at Hobby Lobby. They were priced at $18.99 each, which may seem a touch steep for something the size of perhaps a small calendar. But we can't deny the art on them look really sharp. Click through for images of both!
TakaraTomy Mall has activated the sale page for Greatshot, the rather unexpected retool of Leader Class Sixshot representing the character from Transformers Victory. Greatshot features several new parts, including the chest, helmet, tops of the shoulders, and the wolf head has been changed for a rhino head. The Headmaster component features use of the Hasbro "Revolver" tooling, making its debut in Japan as Sixshot features a brand new Headmaster mold in the Legends Series. Like Grand Maximus, Greatshot is due to ship in late March, 2018. Keep reading to see the pictures!
The advertising banners went out a little early today, but as of noon Japan time, TakaraTomy Mall has launched preorders for Grand Maximus, giving us access to the stock photos for the first ever Titan Class new-character recolor. Grand Maximus seems to not feature any new tooling, but subsequent information from official sources seems to back up our interpretation that the Pretender shell for the Titan Master will be made available as a bonus item if at least 3000 preorders are received for Grand Maximus. Click through to take a look at all the new photos!
Thanks to Autobase Aichi,
we now have TakaraTomy's official photos for March's Legends Series releases! LG-64 Seaspray and Lione doesn't look that different from the US release, with Lione being the most different; LG-65 and LG-66 Twin Twist & Top Spin now have red and black Targetmasters who alternate colors the way the Jumpstarter Twins swap their blue and white, and that is just awesome.
Also, clearer copies of Star Wars Powered By Transformers 01 Darth Vader! Click through to see!
Site sponsor TFSource has posted images of Encore God Fire Convoy! While it's extremely similar to the original release, the new photos distinguish this release with their inclusion of a translucent plastic-bladed Matrix Blade/God Fire Sword as well as a lack of vacuum-metalized parts on Optimus Prime's normal-mode chest. Which is not $280's worth of upgrades to RAC, personally, but does indeed look better to him, and distinguishes this release from the original. Keep reading to see!