The Radio Free Cybertron Twitter is lighting up with photos from the floor of TFCon, including some testshots of upcoming figures! Function-X 05 is on display, along with Fansproject's take on Defensor and ToyWorld's Shinebug and Bungee, their takes on Bumblebee and Cliffjumper! In addition there's an in-person photo of Cubrar, Fansproject's Not-Slag in con-exclusive Diaclone colors. Keep reading to see a sea of fascinating (if unpainted) plastic, and keep checking back as we'll add more photos as they're added to Twitter!
Brave Robotics, a company formed by roboticist Kenji Ishida, has partnered with Tomy and Asratec Corp. to create Project J-deite (Pronounced "Jadeite" like the stone and/or the Sailor Moon
villain). The goal is to create a real, transforming car robot by the year 2020 - and in service of that goal they have released a video of their first prototype, the 1/4 scale robot named, appropriately enough, Quarter. While Ishida's inspiration was said to be the Transformers-inspired Brave Series, there's little denying Quarter looks a lot like Prowl and the other Datsun-mold Transformers. Keep reading for photos and video of Quarter!
FPCore, a division of Fans prject has sent out an e-mail detailing shipping for everyone who preordered either the Steel Core Trailer unit or the deluxe Trailer + Steel Core set that was offered last month. Deluxe sets will start shipping early next week, while trailer-only purchases are shipping now. And sure enough the first few are reaching the hands of buyers, and we've got a few quick shots of the package along with the first member-exclusive Core figure, Ruthen. Keep reading to see them!
Just tweeted from Play With This Too is a new teaser for an upcoming figure, I think he wants to drink you BLOOD.
If this is who I think it is, he should be a highly articulated 6 inch figure with numerous heads, hands and weapons. The weapons should combinie into a Tech Drone partner.
As seen in the photo BOMB on the design chart for Desolataur, this bat-like monster will BURST on to the scene at TFcon, probably tommorrow at the third party panel.
In one of those things that you can really only call a wacky coincidence,
FunPub has announced that BotCon 2015 will be happening in Chicago just as TFCon Chicago is getting started. Crazy, huh? The con will be held between June 18th and 21st at the Pheasant Run Resort in Chicago/St. Charles, Illinois. More info as it becomes available!
One of the first exclusives has been revealed from TFCon Chicago, AKA Third Party BotCon. Toy Dojo will be selling Renderform's RF-004 Onyx, a limited run of 35 P.A.X. upgrade kits in the color scheme of ToyWorld's Nemesis Prime-themed Orion recolor, Orionvil! Keep reading for the announcement and the photos!
ROBOTKINGDOM .COM Newsletter #1245
Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com.
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Takara Transformers Asia Premium Series APS-03 Human Alliance Barricade &
Hasbro Asia has released images of some new releases due at the end of the year. First is a Human Alliance 2-pack of Barricade and the Unreleased-in-the-USA Soundwave due in December 2014- but likely more exciting to most is MP-11SW Skywarp, due in January 2015! Unlike the US release from many years back, this is the revised Seeker mold from MP-11 Starscream that recently saw use in a US release as Acid Storm. Keep reading to see the images!
Japanese retailer Amiami has posted a pretty substantial collection of images for the upcoming D-Style Convoy model kit. The Optimus Prime with Super Deformed stylings includes Prime's rifle, Axe, and of course the Matrix of Leadership. Which is to say nothing of the adorably tiny Truck Mode Optimus Prime you get as a bonus. And there's even a preview image of the upcoming D-Style Megatron! Keep reading to see 22 new photos!
Following a tease in the hobby magazine earlier this week, TakaraTomy has revealed full details on Micron Carnivac. Recolored (yet again) from one of the Transformers: Cybertron Mini-Cons, Carnivac would likely be intended as a stand in for Lockdown's wolf-like cyborgs that menaced the human props in Age of Extinction. The Micron will be available at Toys R Us locations in Japan with the purchase of 3000 Yen or more worth of Transformers products during the campaign period. Keep reading to check out the up close image!
TakaraTomy's website has been updated with an image and information about the upcoming release of Black Knight Strafe. Following on from Grimlock, Slug, and Scorn before, Strafe is being redecoed in a black-heavy look and will be available via Cybertron Satellite locations throughout Japan. Starting in December, this figure will be available for 3200 Yen, but of course will cost quite a bit more for those of us who must rely on middlemen and secondary retailers! Click through to see the full image.
Thanks to Planet Iacon who have posted some new out of box images of the Takara Tomy LG-02 Legend Optimus Primal action figure. Get a look at the Japan exclusive release that is a remake of the Beast Wars Reborn figure mold. Read on to see the image of the figure in and out of the box.
The Meteor Operation Facebook has posted images of a set of licensed stickers by Ocean for MP Prowl and Wheeljack. These stickers bring the figures' deco in line with the G1/Diaclone toys- even the tires! In Wheeljack's case this means a lot
of sponsor logos... which makes us wonder if Ocean also
got the blessing of groups like Heuer, AlItalia, and Marlboro. Either way, keep reading to see the photos!
IDW's official Tumblr has released images of Sarah Stone's subscription covers for Transformers Primacy #3 and #4. Since her IDW premiere on the Windblade comic earlier this year, Stone has consistently been an artistic bright spot wherever IDW has seen fit to include her. And as a reminder: if you haven't picked up your copy yet, Primacy #3 is out this week! Keep reading to see the covers!
The official TakaraTomy Transformers Twitter has posted images of Transformers Legends Rattrap and Optimus Primal in-package, along with a quick cartoon informing us that Legends Rattle/Rattrap has now sold out. In addition, Legends package artist Yuki Ohshima posted some in and out of package images of Optimus Primal on his Twitter. Keep reading to see the images!
ACToys user dlarirang has posted images of MP-21 Bumblebee! Shorter than Deluxe Generations Crosscut, yet doubtless more complex, the long-awaited Masterpiece figure looks pretty good in his licensed VW Bug mode. Keep reading to see the photos!
Via their Twitter, The Loyal Subjects have teased the existence of a vinyl based on G1 Jetfire. While little specific detail is given along with it, a fan's drawing noting itself as a wave 4 prediction was included, which TLS's Twitter representative acknowledged as being on to something. If this is our first look at a piece from wave 4, Jetfire would be in a very early state of production, leaving the odd hole in the side as either a by-product of that, or perhaps a feature yet to be revealed. Check out the original tweet and full image below!
Figure King Magazine came out this week and as we reported previously featured the upcoming Legends (TakaraTomy Generations) releases of Windblade, Chromia and Arcee. In this feature, it was revealed that one of the designers on the TakaraTomy side that contributed to Arcee was Hironori Kobayashi. Some may recognize this name in connection with various toys including Masterpieces, but when it comes to Arcee there's a bit more to the story. Keep reading to find out the secret behind Arcee's creation!