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!
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.
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!
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.
Though you could hardly call it the Optimal Situation, Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal would seem to be the focus of this week's episode of Power of the Primes!
Again, we're not keeping up on this one... but if you'd like
to, keep reading for a link to the go90 service where the show is viewable in North America.
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!
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.
This week at TFSource, we have new instock items like Iron Factory - IF-EX30 - Cygnus, Fans Toys FT-24 Rouge, Transformers Legends Series - LG-EX Grand Maximus, Transformers Legends Series - LG-EX - Greatshot, Transformers Studio Series Wave 1 Voyager and Leader Class, Modfans Voice Upgrade Kit for MP36 Megatron w/ LED - English Version, Fans Hobby - Master Builder - MB-06 Power Baser and Restock, Transform Dream Wave - Add-on Kits, Mastermind Creations - R-30 Nitro, R-31 Ater Beta & R-32 Stray, DX9 Toys - DX9-D11 - Richthofen and Masterpiece Movie Series - MPM-5 Barricade - Takara Tomy Version.
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!
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!
While we have been enjoying the spoils of the glorious G1esque Transformers Titans Return that relives all our G1 heroes in a whole new way. One of these characters is getting a full-on makeover to be readied for a whole new generation of fans that are believed to be entranced by the 80s and popular cultures from that era.
It is no secret this unlikely new super-former is, Bumblebee. What has been a secret is how he's going to appeal to the young, the female, and the Transformers clueless where the Bayhem failed to reach.
In some parts of the world, not only is ToysRUs not going out of business, but they're still getting toys before everyone else. One such case is the Philippines, where Xavier Basa/@neurowing
has spotted the Wave 3 Prime Masters: Quintus Prime/Bludgeon, Megatronus/Bomb-Burst, and Solus Prime/Octopunch! Keep reading for photographic proof.
Masterpieces continue to climb in price, and so far the Beast Wars lineup has stood even that much higher than comparable Autobot or Decepticon releases. While it's still my person belief that the upcoming Megatron will not exceed the 25,000 Yen price tag that Dinobot will be launching with come the end of July or so, it's very likely to be right there alongside among the priciest of Masterpieces. Accessory inclusions are often a way to make a steep retail price easier to accept, but what could we see included with Megatron? Keep reading for some ideas.
Thanks to forums member KumaStyle who's shared a toy review of Iron Factory IF EX-30 Cygnus unofficial edition of the classic Jetfire / Skyfire characters.
"Iron Factorys latest isnt just one of their best offerings but one of the best Legends-classed figures ever made. Cygnus is a must have, and checking the review after the jump will definitely show you why."
Watch the full Iron Factory IF EX-30 Cygnus video review below.
Canadian retailer Northmen Collectibles have posted a pre-order page for the much anticipated Titans Return Predaking combiner team. They are rolling this set out for $229 CAD with word that this will be shipping out in October 2108. Read on to see the fill product information and official images for more details on these toys.
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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.