If you missed some or all of the SDCC 2014 Transformers news coverage from last week, we got you covered with our massive roundup of news and updates from the convention. Get the scoop on all the news, images, videos, panels, and more as it happenend right here in a single post that includes all our coverage from the show. Read on too see it all now.
z75sales, the eBay seller responsible for the recent G2 Menasor auction that shocked us all with a final price of $26,800, has posted a video detailing the source of the collection and its size and scope. Unsurprisingly, they're liquidating the collection of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer. These first two videos explain how the authenticity of each piece is guaranteed, and give a look at the original prototype of Beast Wars Optimal Optimus! More videos are promised but for now, check out these two!
Protoman Gaming has posted a video review of the Android/iOS game QTransformers: Convoy no Nazo, a remake of the classically horrible Transformers Famicom game. It's a free-to-play game where you buy continues, using the original game's legendary difficulty in possibly the most sinister way possible. Keep reading to see the video!
It's the Japanese Magazine Scans time of month, and Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon has posted some Transformers-related pages! In the Transformers Legends department we have a new image of LG06 Gelshark, AKA Sky-Byte, who is much darker than his US release. We also have a new Age of Extinction figure, LA-13 which is a Nemesis Prime made from One-Step Optimus Prime. Lastly, we now know Kabaya is releasing candy-toy figures of the Samurai team from Transformers Go! Keep reading to see the images!
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Transformers@The Moon has shared some images of Fans Project's upcoming six-changer homage in two separate color schemes. One is that of Japanese character Sixknight, and of course the other is Quickswitch, identified in his original TV commercial as the Autobot "son" of the Decepticon six-changer Sixshot. It's looking pretty good in both color schemes, so keep reading to see the images!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: TFSS 2.0 Treadshot is AWESOME! Best Buy reveals new AoE release date, Toys R Us pushes back their release of Jetfire, awesome new unreleased third party concepts emerge, does the Marissa Fairborn TF Club exclusive provide a glimpse of things to come? All that and tons more!
BBTS have just posted a new pre-order for the GCreation upcoming Shuraking SRK-01. It's a third-party copy of Dinobot Sludge in a voyager scale. This toy becomes the leg for the Dinobot Combiner, Shuraking. You can pre-order the Shuraking SRK-01 now at bigbadtoystore.com
Retro Robot Radio and TFormers.com present one of the most bizarre paradoxes in the history of Transformers Audiobooks - Galvatron's Air Attack!
This story was written in the short gap between the release of the 1986 toys, but before the release of the Transformers 1986 movie. The writers wanted to add in all the characters introduced in the film, but didn't know the plot of the film yet.. so they just read the tech specs for the characters and made something up.
Third party Transformers news for the week ending August 16th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from the BadCube, Bold Forms, DX9 Toys, GCreations, Headrobots, Keith's Fantasy Club, Mastermind Creations, Omnigonix, Toyworld and Warbotron. Also includes items from Cassy Sark and CybCon NW 2014.
Screen shot this week is a Star Poseidon from the anime series Starvengers.
Just in are the IDW Publishing November 2014 Transformers Comic Books Solicitations and Covers. Get the previews on the coming publications hitting stands in November including: Transformers: Primacy #4, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 6, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #35: Days of Deception, Transformers #35: Days of Deception SPOTLIGHT, Transformers: Drift: Empire of Stone #1, and Angry Birds/Transformers #1. Read on to see all the comic book summaries, details and cover images.
Here is the color promo for the figure. Says it's 21cm (8.3 inches) tall, that's about Ultra class? Up for preorder now at Robot Kingdom. Forms the leg of a not-Dinobot combiner! Read on to see the new image of the Combiner Legends figure in his many modes.
Sarah Stone, who joined IDW this year as the artist for Mairghread Scott's excellent Windblade comic, has now made the cover of Diamond's monthly catalog, Previews! Previews is the ordering catalog for the direct-distribution comics market, and the cover is a gorgeous illustration for the Days of Deception event that begins in November. Keep reading to see the cover!
TakaraTomy has published images of the official variety for Advanced Series AD-29 Slog and AD-30 Sky Drift! Slog is the most G1ish of the movie Dinobots in his default color scheme, and Sky Drift is the Japanese name for the Voyager Helicopter Drift which is a recolor of Dark of the Moon Skyhammer. Keep reading for more details!
PaxCybertron has also posted a review for Windblade, the Fan-Made Bot that IDW has left many of us eager to purchase. Pax reports that she's decent, with a few minor issues. Keep reading to see the review!
The prolific Masabon has put out a series of images for Takara's G1 version of Generations Voyager Grimlock! Somewhat different than the Hasbro version from SDCC, it's a pretty good G1ifying of the mold. Keep reading for sampled photos and a link to Masabon1980's full gallery!
YouTuber PaxCybertron has posted a review of the upcoming remold of Generations Armada Starscream, Jhiaxus! Introduced in the Transformers G2 comic where he was not orange, Jhiaxus went on to appear in IDW/Simon Furman's Regeneration One comic where he was also not orange, and also in IDW's main Generations continuity where he was briefly orange after years of not being orange, because his single orange appearance was designed after this toy. Keep reading to see the review!
Just in are some new prototype images of their Bold Forms Gladius figure. Get a look at the homage to not Megatron that is triple changer including a look low-res at his head and better teaser shot of the tank mode. See the images after the jump for the previews.
ome new images of Bold Forms Lone Wolf (not Motormaster) prototype. Seems he's as tall as MP10 in robot mode (who is about 23 centimeters tall). and is very much an articulted G1 model. Read on to see the images below.