This week on Radio Free Cybertron: News and opinions from TFCon! We share our thoughts on the 3rd Party Panel, the sales floor, the convention as a whole. Also the guys talk about Botcon 2015, the possible forthcoming Leader Class Ultra Magnus. All that and way way WAY more in this jam-packed edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
Michael Bay has previously suggested he might leave Transformers films behind, but kept coming back for more, but this time it may be the real thing. Having stated again that he would leave the franchise to other hands after Age of Extinction, Bay has reinforced this by engaging in talks to direct an upcoming project, "13 Hours", as reported by Variety. If Bay becomes attached to this film, it would likely keep him too occupied to get involved with production of the fifth Transformers movie. Unless Bay reverses once again, we may be looking at a Transformers movie under new guidance.
PlanckEpoch has posted on TFW of his in-store sighting for the final assortment of Deluxe Age of Extinction figures. The assortment carrying Snarl, Bumblebee's updated form, and Hot Shot the very much Tracks recolor of Crosshairs was spotted at Target in Portland, Oregon. The release of these toys to stores effectively marks the end of main line retail releases of AOE, with the only things remaining being various exclusives such as Plantium sets. Click through for photographic proof, and happy hunting!
The second figure for the Ordin combiner is now revealed O-02 Alberich! Forming the right arm of Ordin. Alberich combines with the other 4 figures (sold separately) to form the Mighty Ordin who will stand approximately 37CM/15" tall and is roughly the same size as MMC's Feral Cons. The figure is now up for $94.95 each at TFSource. Pre-order the figures now at the following page Unique Toys - Ordin - O-02 Alberich.
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Robotkingdom has posted images of TakaraTomy's "Black Knight" recolors of Lost Age Advanced Series (Age of Extinction Generations) Slug and Scorn. Both are looking pretty nice, will run you about $32.90, and start shipping this Saturday, November 1st! Keep reading to see the photos!
TakaraTomy Arts has posted a video detailing some of their products for late 2014 and 2015, including Original Playstation Optimus Prime and Mega Drive Megatron! Besides some nice turntable shots of the figures we also get a good comparison shot of each figure next to the console that inspired it. To see for yourself, keep reading and skip to 4:45 in the video!
Zap2It has posted the summary description for the third episode of the new Rescue Bots seasons. Titled "Too Many Kades", it's scheduled to air on Discovery Family Channel on Saturday, November 8th at 1:30pm Eastern Time. While episode 3's description is very generic, the title probably gives a good indication of the general plot of the episode. Meanwhile "Phantom of The Sea" has some decent plot information with its description. Keep reading to see both summaries!
Play With This Too has posted full design art for Bloodbath, a figure made in the likeness of Bomb Burst's Pretender shell with a small accessory figure based on the inner robot design which becomes weapons and other equipment for the main figure. Bloodbath is noted to be a remold of Desolataur, a previously revealed design taken from Pretender Skullgrin. Click through and check out the deco model and design line art!
Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the worlds deadliest game -- three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into -- the ONYX INTERFACE!
Just out via Hobbybase are new images of the Prime 1 Studio Grimlock & Optimus Prime Polystone Proto Images of Transformers AOE Statues. According to their post, this is the 1st prototype already displayed at the Hobbybase store. Get a look at the extensive details of these sculpts that feature the Movie Grimlock in T-Rex mode and the Autobots leader Optimus Prime with sword that can stand alone or ride on the Dinobot's back. Yeee ha! Read on for the full previews and release details!
Right on the tail of TFCon Chicago we have even more images of all three of the hot new from Toyworld alon with worth from TFSource that the preorders are now up! Each set at $114.95 each, preorder yours at TFSource today at the following links: TW-D02 Muddy, TW-D06 Devilstar, TW-H04 Infinitor. Read on to see the new images for more details.
TRANSFORMERS LICENSED STICKERS AND DECALS - These stickers and decals are licensed by Hasbro and are available in three types - generic Autobot and Decepticon Symbols, Figure stickers and sticker/decal sets for specific figures. They are listed at $2.99 to $11.99 per sheet to begin shipping in November 2014. Pre-order now at bigbadtoystore.com
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DecepticusPrime made an interesting discovery, having found a listing for "Leader Ultra Magnus" in the inventory system of the major retailer he's employed by. This is listed in the ~$45 price point and follows under other known upcoming leader toys, Megatron, his Armada pretool version, and Thundercracker who was revealed just prior to NYCC. All details besides existence are up in the air right now, but for any skeptics, a leak like this was also how we learned first of Nightbeat, Crosscut, and Rattrap over a year ago. Click through to check out the photo of the listing!
Thanks to Takara Tomy's own Hisashi Yuki who's updated his Twitter account @TFYUKI with a new image of what is said to be a production sample of Transformers Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber figure shown with Genertations Rattrap for scale comparison purposes. Read on to see the image and google translated text for more details.
Various sites have reported on a few upcoming small-scale third party sets that will go perfectly with your Legends and Cyberverse figures, or even your Titan Metroplex! DX9 has shown an image of three new War In Pocket figures: X-04 homages Scourge, X-06 Galvatron, and X-07 Cyclonus. On the other end of the G1 animated series, a new group by the name of Vector Sigma is showing off non-transforming Cyberverse-scaled vehicles from More Than Meets The Eye, Part 1 - including Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and the infamous Tetrajet forms of the Seekers. More info as we get it, but for now keep reading for the mirrored images!
MORAL CRISIS -- Four Autobots are presented with a damaged Cybertronian they can't identify. Surely they must help him survive, but what consequences will their choices carry? And how will the writings of a much younger Megatron sway the outcome? "Births, Deaths, and Interventions", More Than Meets The Eye issue 34, written by James Roberts, art by Atilio Rojo, with colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!