Marking the home video release of Age of Extinction, voice actor Peter Cullen committed his hand prints and signature to a tile of concrete at TCL Chinese Theatre. A large statue of Optimus Prime was on display at the theatre, and a second concrete slab was present featuring a single tire print to represent the Autobot leader. Keep reading to see images from the event from Twitter user Levi Tinker, and a Youtube video from Mingle Media with highlights from the event where Peter Cullen credits his brother as his inspiration.
The Collectors Club has posted a reminder that the time to sign up for the third Figure Subscription Service is nearly elapsed, with registration closing at midnight on October 2nd! (We recommend signing up no later than the 1st, as confusion has occurred previously over what "midnight" of a given date precisely means). Along with this reminder, a new storyline is being posted through the Facebook page for Tornado which is to deal with the origin of Starscream's "G2" body. Keep reading to check out the first installment!
Third party Transformers news for the week ending September 27th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from Boldforms, Custom Robots, DX9 Toys, Keith's Fantasy Club, Play With This Too, Renderform, TFC Toys and Toy Stages.
Screen shot this week is of of the Heathkit Hero 1 on Mister Wizard's World.
A member of the 2005 forums spotted an interesting prototype among the special features on the TF4 Blu-Ray. A designer is holding a new Dinobot of some type, and one that very much looks like a new riff on the stylized Animated Grimlock design. Odds are good the Dinobot leader is going to figure into the show released on the heels of Age of Extinction, but the question remains: is this our next Grimlock? Keep reading to see the photo!
MP-20 has barely been out a week, and already there's an announcement of Third Party parts for him! The twist is that this is a new group, the Guild of Concoctious Intent (nice name!), formed by members of the 2005 forums. The cannons will mount on Wheeljeck's shoulders, have a mounting part for vehicle mode, and even work with the MP Sideswipe mold! Keep reading for more info and pictures!
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has reviewed Construct-Bots Hound and Wideload! Hound looks pretty good in both modes, and Wideload turns into a nifty set of armor and weapons for Hound - but Chuck does have some concerns about the construction. Keep reading to see the review!
Time to go out and pick up Age of Extinction! Today is the North American release date for the fourth Transformers film on physical media - Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, DVD, and combinations thereof - and BaCon's got a list of what you'll find where! Click here
to read it!
Following being on display at Super Festival 66, Million Publishing's HeroXnet has tweeted two promotional images of mailaway exclusives Shouki and Go-Shooter. Showing both toys along with their partner character figures both in regular display stance and action oriented poses, they're doing a good job selling both, even if Go-Shooter is arguably the one with the greater degree of interest right now. Keep reading to check out both full size images!
Transformers Collectors' Club facebook page has posted an updated images of the G2 Starscream that was just shown. According to the Club: "The group shot had an earlier version of Starscream before the correct faction symbol was added...." Read on to see what is believed to be completed figure.
We can't get enough of that MP-20 Wheeljack so how can we resist yet another review of the uh-mazing Transformers Masterpiece that just out from Takara Tomy. Get the break down on this figure as he is unbox, transformed and posed relentlessly to reveal the good and bad details. As usual, we have a bunch of detailed images to go along with the review for those times when the hand is quicker than the eye. Read on for the full Masterpiece Wheeljack MP-20 feast.
Just out are new images of the Keith's Fantasy Club Haiku action figure. This toy is a third party Transformer homage to the Predacon Sky-Byte. Get a look at the box and the painted figure in his robot shark mode for a the full look at the product release.
The Transformers Collector's Club has posted images of the collected TFSS 3.0 figure renders in both modes. G2 Starscream, Nacelle, Carzap with G.B. Blackrock, Serpent O.R., Krok, and Tarantulas are all looking pretty good! Keep reading to see the images!
Autobase Aichi has posted new images of Kotobukiya's upcoming D-Style Convoy model kit, due out in January 2015 for a price of 3240 yen. There are a lot of SD Optimus Primes, but what sets this
one apart is the tiny truck-mode representation it comes with... and how great the oversized Ion Blaster looks pegged into the top of it. Keep reading to see all the photos!
At Super festival 66, the fourth wave of Transformers Cloud figures were on display. From TAGhobby we have photos of Hellwarp, a Skywarp-themed recolor of Sky-Byte based on the concept of Cyborg Beast Hellscream, and Roadbuster, based on the colors of Energon Ironhide, called Roadbuster in the Superlink version of the series. These are currently the last known pair of toys from Cloud, and should ship late this year. Keep reading to see the images.
TAGhobby has posted photos from Super Festival 66 where Million Publishing's exclusive recolors of Nightbeat as Masterforce's Go-Shooter and Astrotrain aa The Headmasters' Trainbot Shouki were on display. Mailaway figures offered through the Generations 2014 Volumes 1 and 2, Shouki with Daniel should ship later this year, and Go-Shooter with Shuta will ship early 2015. Keep reading to see both images!
Thanks to Autobase Aichi we have have yet more images from the Japan Model Hobby Show 2015 that was going on this week in Japan. Get a look at more new Transformers products images of the T-Arts PlayStation Optimus Prime along with the previously revealed Sega Genesis Megatron. Also shown was the Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Dual Model Kit and the Kotobukiya D-Style painted Optimus Prime and prototype Megatron figures. Finally, we get a preview of the Kotobuikya Z Prime 1/72 Model Kit.
Autobase Aichi has posted an image of Kotobukiya's upcoming Z Prime model kit. This one is kind of an interesting oddity: the kit is a recolor (with possible new Matrix tooling) of Kotobukiya's existing 1/72 scale Type-K Z Knight model. Originally, Z Knights were a short-lived series of human motorized model kits by Tomy that were tied via backstory to Zoids, the famous line of animal motorized model kits. So this is a recolor of a model of a spinoff. Keep reading to see the image!