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The next Marvel Legends wave is all Super Villains with a Xenmu Build-A-Figure! Inspired by the character's appearance in the Beast Wars animated series comes this special edition Transmutate figure! Billy Butcher from the hit series The Boys, is now a MAFEX figure! Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - The Game is a solo board game experience in which a player dons the cowl and journeys through Frank Miller's iconic Batman adventure. Levi from the anime and manga series Attack on Titan is brought to us as a 1/8 scale statue! Kotobukyia presents the Leatherface statue, expertly replicating his appearance in the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as part of the ArtFX line! From the second season of the anime series One-Punch Man comes the 1/6th scale articulated figure of the villain, the "Hero Hunter" Garou! Megatron's most loyal and reliable of Deceptions, Soundwave (and his devotee spy-trooper Ravage) are back from threezero!
Great Scott! Doctor Emmett Brown, the genius behind the first time machine and one of the greatest movie characters of all time, is joining NECA's Ultimate line. This colossal 2-foot scale Titan Class WFC-S29 Omega Supreme figure features a G1-inspired design and converts to Autobot Command Center mode, made up of a tank, rocket, control tower, and defense perimeter. A whole bunch of Chronicle Collectibles replicas and statues are here with savings of 24-50%! Warner Bros brings some tunes from our past with this vinyl record featuring songs from Batman (1989)! MP-51 Arcee thoroughly brings out the styling of Arcee that appeared in "Transformers: Animated". In robot mode, the backpack is made as compact as possible to reproduce the attractive styling of Arcee in the animation. Arcee in vehicle mode shows off a futuristic car type vehicle with a beautiful curved line.The exclusive Kid Goku features an all new color variant and comes with several interchangeable accessories includes face plates and hands. The exclusive Kid Goku S.H.Figuarts figure features an all new color variant and comes with several interchangeable accessories includes face plates and hands.
Vintage Beast Wars Figures to See Release in 2021 - Further commemoration of the 25th Anniversary!
JTPrime17 a board member of tfw2005, has uncovered product listings in the Walmart system revealing upcoming Beast Wars figures. So far, the "Vintage" line has been limited to only G1, apparently now, we'll see (Leader price-point) Optimus Primal, Megatron, as well as Rattrap and Cheetor. No pricing listed on Rattrap, so it is unknown which version that will be.
TRA GEN BW Vintage Optimus Primal
Product Number: F1621
TRA GEN BW Vintage Trex Megatron
Product Number: F1622
TRA GEN BW Vintage Rattrap
TRA GEN BW Vintage Cheetor
Product Number: F1620
X-Spanse! The latest #Transformers Collaborative with 80’s cartoon X-MEN
I thought I heard somewhere that this toy had shared engineering or was based on the recent Studio Series Jetfire, that turns into a real-life SR71 Blackbird. NO, I don’t think so. This appears to be 100% new mold. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see any of the same parts on both toys.
In-hand photos shared by @Ishikawa_sunday on Twitter. (Loosely translated Japanese)
“The original is a jet fire, so it's quite big. I want more characters for minifigures.”
#Transformers War for Cybertron KINGDOM to Debut on #Netflix in July 2021
According to announcement made by @Hasbro at investor meeting, and confirmed independently. It’s about the same time gap as there was between Siege and Earthrise (~6mo). This July time is, of course subject to change if any number of unforeseen circumstances were to cause a delay, but is “true as of today.”
G1 Megatron side-by-side with Beast Wars Megatron and Galvatron... Optimus Prime and Primal, Dinobot, Unicron, Bumblebee and Cheetor!?!? Goodness should be a fun ride to the finish. Woo-hoo! Can’t wait!
A lot going on in there! Who can we see/name?! I see the Technobots, Airacnid, Thunderwing ... who else?!
“Thanks to IDW for allowing me to share the cover of the Transformers Annual 2021 with you which I will also be working on the interiors for ~
This was a fun cover to work on which I also took a stab at colouring it.
There are a lot of fun characters to draw showing up in this annual that I'm excited to work on. I will share some of those designs closer to the release date of the book.
Transformers: Annual 2021 story by Brian Ruckley
Published by IDW Publishing
ANOTHER - New Animated Transformers Series Announced!
Produced in partnership with Nickelodeon, it is described as such:
"In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them."
This almost sounds as though it could be a premise for Botbots, but it is not! That’s a different “new series announced today! What could it be? Transformers Prime had a strong "family element" as did Animated ... Reading between the lines, I'm thinking this is likely the next phase of what Cyberverse will evolve into... Time will tell. Check out the complete press release below...
NICKELODEON AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE PARTNER
ON ORIGINAL ANIMATED TRANSFORMERS SERIES,
BASED ON HASBRO’S ICONIC GLOBAL FRANCHISE
BURBANK, Calif. - February 25, 2021 - Nickelodeon, the number-one network for kids, and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) have partnered to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes), based on the iconic global property. In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The series will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. before rolling out internationally.
“As soon as I read the creative concept, which at its core is about family, I knew we absolutely had to tell this story with our good friends at eOne and Hasbro,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan-favorites for a whole new generation of kids and families. The creative team at Nick, overseen by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, can’t wait to get started on building this new world.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Nickelodeon to expand the Transformers animated universe and bring an all-new more than meets the eye story to life,” said Olivier Dumont, eOne’s President of Family Brands. “This new series is a fresh creative take on the brand, which will excite longtime fans around the world and soon to be fans alike, all being introduced to the robots in disguise by an A list creative team led by eOne’s Mikiel Houser .”
Hasbro launched Transformers in 1984 as a toy line and animated series. Its success led to an animated movie in 1986, many future toy lines, and a series of live-action movies.
The all-new animated Transformers series is executive produced by Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots) and developed and co-executive produced by Dale Malinowski (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series is developed for television by Spinelli and Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt, Senior Director, Current Series and Development, Animation. Production will be overseen for Nickelodeon by Conrad Montgomery, Vice President, Current Series, Animation and for eOne by Mikiel Houser, Director of TV Development.
The forthcoming Transformers co-production is part of Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home of the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the first-ever SpongeBob spinoff, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series and the recently announced The Smurfs partnership.
Complete press release and details below. Thanks to @Hasbro for passing along the info!
TRANSFORMERS: BOTBOTS ASSEMBLE IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES AT NETFLIX
● Netflix and Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio, announce Transformers: BotBots, a new 20-episode animated comedy series following the mischievous little Transformers robots, otherwise known as BotBots.
● Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Spider-Man, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters) will serve as executive producers and showrunners.
● Logline: BotBots are Transformers robots that disguise themselves as everyday mall objects. By day, these BotBots hide quietly on store shelves but at night, they jump into adventure until a group of BotBots called ‘The Lost Bots’ run into the mall security guard and put all the bots in danger. Will these misfits be able to overcome their differences, defeat the security guard and gain acceptance in the eyes of the other bots?
● Olivier Dumont, eOne’s President of Family Brands: “We are delighted to partner with Netflix to bring an all-new Transformers story to life and explore a whole new universe with BotBots. Transformers storytelling has expanded into so many new avenues and we can’t wait to surprise both existing fans and new fans coming to the franchise for the first time with these fun bots who are definitely more than meets the eye!"
● The series takes inspiration from Hasbro’s popular Transformers: BotBots toy line, released in late 2018. BotBots are 1-inch collectible characters that can change from an ordinary object into a little robot in just 3-5 easy steps.
● The series joins Netflix’s growing slate of original animated programming featuring characters kids know and love like My Little Pony from Hasbro, as well as The Cuphead Show!, Sonic the Hedgehog, Angry Birds, and characters from the library of titles from Roald Dahl. They complement Netflix’s brand new cast of characters from upcoming preschool series Ridley Jones; Ada Twist, Scientist; Karma’s World, kids series Kid Cosmic, Arlo the Alligator Boy, Centaurworld and event series Maya and the Three.
MPM-12 Revealed: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee Movie Design
“JUST REVEALED: Movie Masterpiece Series MPM-12 Optimus Prime! This Optimus Prime figure features specs and details inspired by the Autobot leader’s appearance in Transformers: Bumblebee where Optimus Prime leaps to the defense of his fellow Autobots, leading their heroic last stand at the fall of Cybertron. Get yours exclusively at Target in the US starting August 2021.
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Sigh. It's been 1-year to the day since our last in-person gathering of toy reveals and surprises. I miss New York, the lights and smells and sounds of the Big Apple. I mss the adrenalin rush, the people and all the new toys, reveals and opportunities to photograph and see the next year worth of toys firsthand. At this time last year, I was interviewing John Warden (now moved on to Power Rangers) and Ben Montano, from the Transformers brand display of the show floor of New York ToyFair. We heard about the newest Titan: Scorponok, the next Commander Class: Sky Lynx, the first ever Quintesson Judge, scaled and sculpted to G1 authentic perfection, as well as all those magnificent figures of WFC: Earthrise. Little did we know that life was about to change, pretty dramatically for everyone, and this would be the last in-person gathering untill ... we STILL don't know when.
Not sure how the next reveals of Kingdom, Studio Series and other Transformers will get unveiled, (probably, unfortunately remote...) but we're all going to keep our fingers crossed, try to be optimistic and hopeful for a return to some kind of normalcy sooner than later!