Third party Transformers news for the week ending August 30th, 2014.
Includes the latest news from the Bold Forms, Dawgstar, DX9, Keith's Fantasy Club, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Star Diamond, SXS, Toyworld, and X-Transbots,
Special look at WikiAlpha.org http://www.wikialpha.org/
Screen shot this week is Rosie from The Jetsons animated series.
Takara designer Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new image of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber, this time showing off the size of the final mode's body frame as compared to the original. The torso's smaller- which accounts for the smaller Brain of Courage and Saber figures- but the legs are longer and the other figures will account for a smaller, more animation-like percentage of the overall torso, making for much a greater stature overall. Keep reading to see the image!
Transformers Asia is showing off a special coin that will be included with MP-20 Wheeljack in non-Japanese Asian countries. It's a nice-looking little coin in a nifty case. Keep reading to see the photo!
Robot Kingdom has announced that all Platinum Edition figure orders through them will now include TF4-branded figure stands. Interestingly, the Hasbro-branded stands look extremely
similar to Bandai's "Tamashii Stage" line of stands. Keep reading for photos and details!
eBayer z75sales is still opening boxes from the Mackey-Florence collection and still recording them! Recovered from the estate of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer, this particular box (45 out of more than 100) features loose figures, including G1 and G2 Dinobots, a G2 Seaspray that doesn't seem to have color overspray on its chrome yet, G2 Protectobots, and a test shot for Hero Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see the video!
A member of the 2005 Forums has sighted and purchased the Evolution of Optimus Prime 2-pack that's exclusive to ToysRUs. The set features the frequently-reissued Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a very Henkei! Henkei! color scheme, and Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime in a flame deco reminiscent of every body Optimus Prime uses in the Transformers film except
this one. Keep reading for photographic proof!
YouTuber Ultramaximus has posted a new video review of the Evolution of Bumblebee 2-pack that's exclusive to ToysRUs. If one Bumblebee at a time's not enough for you, this pack features a "G1" Bumblebee made from the inevitable Legends-class figure of recent years and the premiere appearance of the TF4 version of Shiny New Camaro Bumblebee. Keep reading to see the review!
Star Diamond's latest offering, their own take on Kre-O Devatstaor.
Their Devastator has 5 members, unlike Hasbro's 4 members. As an added bonus they are all triple changers with a construction vehicle and animal mode.
The torso of the group is called Overload, who is like a beefed up version of Kre-O Scavenger. He's a bulldozer with an added lizard mode, and forms Devastator's torso.
Test shot images of SXS Masterpiece / Voyager sized not-Blurr. Get a look at the robot and alternate vehicle modes which, Unlike the Hasbro Generations Blurr, this toy embraces Blurr's G1 Cybertronian racer mode. Read on to see the images below.
Bold Forms have posted a new render image from ther Not-Menasor project. Here is a look at "WildFire" from the Bold Forms Facebook page. Obviously he's not Breakdown. Read on to get a full look at this robot mode.
More images of Overslay and Haymaker. Keith says Haymaker has been done, but they have been sending Overslay back and getting him redone until all QC issues are fixed. If the delays mean figures without issues, I'm all in favor!
Autobase Aichi has posted images of Takara's upcoming LA13, Battle Attack Nemesis Prime. This simple figure from the kid-oriented end of the Lost Age line is in the traditional black, red and teal Nemesis Prime/Scourge color scheme- which as it turns out looks pretty nice with Movie Optimus' flame pattern on the hood of the truck. Keep reading to see the photos!
Thanks to Felipe Len Njera of Transformers Colombia, we now have official photos for the upcoming Amazon-exclusive version of Slog, this time in G1 colors! While the G1 colors aren't a huge difference from the retail edition of the toy, they do add a splash of gold- and perhaps more importantly they supplement your SDCC G1 Dinobots set, which Slog was not a part of. Keek reading to see the photos!
Masabon1980 has posted a pile of images of Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream to his Photobucket! Starscream is a recolor of Generations Voyager Blitzwing with a new face mold and added null rays, and Brawn is a somewhat more painted version of the unreleased hilarious Asian/TRU "GDO" Brawn, a remold of Transformers Prime Bulkhead. Keep reading to see more photos and a link to Masabon's Photobucket!
DECEPTICONS ASSEMBLE! The war for CYBERTRON begins in earnest! MEGATRON brings together the deadliest of his troops for an unbelievable assault on the AUTOBOTSand the TRANSFORMERS world is shaken to the core!
Thanks to Blu-Ray.com we have a nice round-up of the many Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive DVD sets that will be coming on September 30th. Get the break down of the nine, yes 9, different combo packs and who's offering what between Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart, Target, ToysRUs and a Creation of the Dinobots video clip about the extra-footage that will be included with the releases.
Rovio has published a pair of new videos to support the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers. One is a nifty little retro-style animated video done more or less in the style of the original G1 animated opening. The second is a look at the music of the game, composed by none other than Vince DiCola
of 1986's The Transformers: The Movie!
Keep reading to see both videos!
Autobase Aichi has posted images of the Asia exclusive throne that comes with the reissue of MP-08X King Grimlock. It's revealed to be made of a very thin plastic, probably not much thicker than the trays that larger toys traditionally come packaged in. Kind of a shame, but still not too bad for a giveaway item with a Masterpiece toy. Keep reading to see all the photos!