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  • 2015-05-26 4:12 pm by Unicron.com
    Recently featured in Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, issue 41, DEATHSAURUS is among the more rare and valuable pieces in my personal collection. Came across this prize over the weekend while organizing and took time to take photos and upload them using the "Community Photo Share" feature of TFDb. For optimal viewing of the complete gallery on your smart phone, download the App from the App Store and search for "Deathsaurus" (or Deszaras). Otherwise you can also view the complete gallery online by visiting the character page in the 1989 Transformers Section.



  • 2015-05-26 4:05 pm by Unicron.com
    All Hail Megatron??? *TLA
  • 2015-05-23 11:31 am by Sabrblade
    The 74th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots has aired on Discovery Family. Titled "Endangered Species", a species of woodpecker thought to have been extinct is rediscovered in Griffin Rock, and the Bots must go to great lengths to protect them from mobs of tourists. This brings about a sense of irony and moral dilemma since the Bots' mission is to protect the humans of Earth, yet it is the humans of Earth who pose the threat this time. Plus, Boulder's undercover status is once more put in jeopardy when the public demands the identity of one responsible for this scientific and historic find. Can the Bots overcome the chaos that human obsession and curiosity has set upon them? Lets find out.
  • 2015-05-23 11:17 am by Sabrblade
    The tenth episode of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Can You Dig It?", this episode has Bumblebee's team welcoming a veteran Autobot arrival from Cybertron who has come seeking them after the incident with the Space Bridge back in the episode 1. However, the warming welcome is short-lived with the presence of the latest Decepticon fugitive on the loose, out to steal a precious commodity from the Autobots. What does this Decepticon want and can the Autobots (along with their special guest) stop him? Let's find out.
  • 2015-05-22 8:03 pm by Sabrblade
    TakaraTomy has announced two new Tokyo Toy Show exclusive Transformers: Legends figures! Both of them are non-G1 characters yet still very familiar in multiple ways.

    The first figure is LG-EX Black Convoy, a redeco of Reveal the Shield Deluxe class (Laser) Optimus Prime as the 2001 Robots in Disguise Scourge / Car Robots Black Convoy character. Previously, the Transformers Collectors Club had released their own Scourge figure from this mold in the first Transformers Figure Subscription Service back in 2013. Now, Japan will get their own version of this mold as this character, but in a slightly different deco from the TFSS figure. This Black Convoy figure is not necessarily more show-accurate than the TFSS Scourge figure, but there are still differences.

    The second figure is LG-EX Armada Megatron, a redeco of Generations Combiner Wars Leader class Armada Megatron. Like Black Convoy, this figure attempt to differentiate itself from the Hasbro figure with different paint apps (namely by painting the chest so differently that it does a better job at making the fact that it is a G1 Megatron chest less obvious), but this time, the figure does come out as being slightly more show-accurate.
  • 2015-05-22 7:47 pm by Sabrblade
    Some discomforting news for non-Japanese Transformers fans has been posted by TakaraTomy Mall. On their order page for the upcoming Unite Warriors release of UW03 Guardian (A.K.A. Defensor) will be a limited exclusive to TakaraTomy Mall. This means that the recently-revealed Unite Warriors Deluxe-sized Groove mold is to be only available from this venue, and in limited numbers.

    What's more is that several elements in the prototype figure's design strongly imply that Unite Warriors Groove is a TakaraTomy-original design produced without Hasbro's input. The figure has clear plastic while none of the Hasbro molds do, it has two guns based on the G1 Groove toy's guns instead of just one weapon of an original non-G1 design, the figure has been given special attention by TakaraTomy advertisement while neither Slingshot nor Wildrider received such treatment from Takara's ads, and most of all, the figure is still a gray prototype, placing its development cycle far later than any other Combiner Wars / Unite Warriors molds seen thus far.

    So far as far as can be told, this Unite Warriors Groove mold is looking more and more to be a non-Hasbro product designed without regards to Hasbro's standards (much like several Japanese TF: Prime molds like War Breakdown, Jet Vehicon, and Gaia Unicron), and will be moderately difficult to come by on its own without buying the whole UW03 Guardian set, which is already to be released in limited quantities. Good luck to those who seek it.
  • 2015-05-22 7:24 pm by Sabrblade
    TakaraTomy Mall has updated with images of newer figures from the Transformers Adventure Series and Transformers Easy Dynamic Series , which are both Japanese equivalents of the new 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise toyline with additional molds from other lines included to bulk up the line.

    We've seen images of the first Wave and few from Waves 2 and 3 previously, and now we have formal images of the figures from Waves 2, 3, and 4.
  • 2015-05-22 6:37 pm by Sabrblade
    Numerous reports (and my own mailbox) has confirmed that both the Transformers Collectors Club membership incentive figure Lio Convoy, and the first figure in the Transformers Figure Subscription Service 3.0, are now shipping and arriving into the hands of those who ordered them.

    Lio Convoy is a remold of the Generations Orion Pax figure with a new headsculpt (the same head that was used for the also recently released Nova Prime figure) and represents the character as depicted in the Club's new Beast Wars: Uprising universe, in which Lio Convoy is a former Guardian of Order (who presided over the savage gladiatorial games that pitting Maximals against Predacons for the entertainment of the Builders) turned underground resistance leader (who now leads a revolution against the oppressive Builders).

    The Subscription Service figure is likewise made from a Generations mold, so head through the space bridge to see images of both it and Lio Convoy, courtesy of the Twitter of John DeLuna.
  • 2015-05-22 5:45 am by Unicron.com
    More images of Titan Class Devastator, courtesy of Lau on Weibo.
  • 2015-05-21 7:51 pm by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Autobase Aichi, we have photos of Takara Warriors Unite Deluxe scale Groove.
  • 2015-05-21 7:46 pm by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Hasbro, high rez photos of Titan Class Devastator, "Special Edition" to be released at SDCC
  • 2015-05-21 6:41 am by Unicron.com
    Ooooooh shiny! New photos have surfaced showing what is said to be San Diego, ComicCon exclusive Titan Class Devastator given the chrome treatment and additional paint ap detailing! These pictures are apparently courtesy of planet Iacon, of Singapore, but have been taken down from their site... Regardless of source, this thing looks AMAZING(!) taking an already spectacular and ramping it up another notch!
  • 2015-05-20 11:08 pm by Unicron.com
    Check out MTMTE artist, Alex Milne interview, courtesy of womenwriteaboitcomics.com. A worthwhile read!
    Hi there! Rachel Stevens for Women Write About Comics here! I'm interviewing artist Alex Milne and talking to him about his work on Transformers. For those who don't know, what work have you done i...
  • 2015-05-20 12:24 pm by Sabrblade
    As BotCon 2015 draws ever closer, a special online mini-comic has been posted to the BotCon Twitter (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3), which serves as a prelude to this year's "Cybertron's Most Wanted" convention comic. Titled "Collections", this 3-page comic stars Packrat in a post-Beast Wars setting before he came to Axiom Nexus. But, as the Beast Wars cartoon events take place in multiple universes (3H Beast Era, IDW Beast Era, Dreamwave G1, Japanese G1, the Wings Universe, etc.), it is specifically unclear as to which exact universe this is supposed to be. Plus, with the appearance of a few other characters, this mini-comic also follows up from the previous "Timeless" online comic.
  • 2015-05-20 12:06 pm by Sabrblade
    An auction on Taobao has turned up four more potential souvenir exclusives for BotCon 2015. All four are redecos of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe class Waspinator, and three of them have very specific color schemes.

    The first is a homage to the Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator, which in turn makes this figure a dead ringer for Shattered Glass Waspinator, whose deco also pays homage to the Fox Kids Transmetal.

    The second is a homage to the unreleased "Halloween Horrorcon Value Pack" Waspinator that was to have been part of the 2003 Transformers: Universe line, and which also was to have used the Transmetal mold.

    The third is still a mystery, but the fourth is a quite surprising homage, for it is a Diaclone homage! It is based on the red, black, blue, teal, and silver deco of the Warudaros figure, one of the Diaclone molds that was not used for Transformers.
  • Facebook link post - MTMTE 44 cover
    2015-05-20 6:50 am by Unicron.com
    Another powerful cover, this one MTMTE #45, courtesy of Artist Josh Burcham and deviantart.com...
    And brand new solicits just came out today revealing issue 44's cover! Lines by Nick Roche! Colors by me
  • 2015-05-19 8:13 pm by Unicron.com
    The most recent post of Maz at TfSource with a couple contributions of your dear Admin David Buenaño. http://tfsource.com/blog/is-this-the-golden-age/ *TLA
    Is this the golden age of Transformers? While it’s tempting to look at years gone past and recall the good old days, we might actually be better off as fans and collectors now than we ever have been. If we consider the toys that are available to us, to our children, the new media we have access to a…
  • 2015-05-19 1:06 pm by Sabrblade
    A new Chinese promo for the 2015 Robots in Disguise cartoon has appeared online with some new footage not yet seen in the show (not even in the 14 episodes that have aired outside of the U.S.). This footage includes glimpses at Optimus Prime in the red, black, and white color scheme of his upcoming Mega Optimus Prime toy (though, that is not the Star Saber he is wielding), and potentially new character Megatronus, whom we originally saw the design for on our Facebook. Who or what this iteration of Megatronus is, whether he's Megatron with a different name, the member of the Thirteen Primes, or an all new character, is currently unknown, but time will tell who he is and what his deal is. Autobase Aichi has provided screencaps of the new footage.
  • 2015-05-19 2:26 am by Sabrblade
    Last Saturday, the 73rd episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots, aired on Discovery Family. Titled "Four-Legged Hero", this episode puts the focus on the latest (permanent) addition to the rescue team, Servo, the little dog-like helper bot who was first given to the team by High Tide back in episode 68. As Servo is now having to get more used to life on Griffin Rock, he finds himself in a situation that ends up putting the rest of the team's undercover status in jeopardy. Can Servo learn to be like a lifeless Earth machine, or is this dog simply untrainable?
  • 2015-05-17 7:57 pm by Sabrblade
    It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of legendary voice actor John Stephenson at the age of 91. According to News From Me, he passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, having suffered from Alzheimer's for quite some time.

    Mr. Stephenson held a prolific career in acting beginning in 1948, having partaken in radio, television, and film acting. Among his most notable voice acting roles was Fred's stern boss Mr. Slate on The Flintstones, and his voice was heard in the 1960s Dragnet TV series, on which he would announce the verdicts at the end of each episode.

    To Transformers fans, he was best known as the voices of Alpha Trion, Thundercracker, Kup (seasons 3-4 only, not the movie) Windcharger, Huffer, Devcon, and several other smaller roles in the G1 cartoon.

    Our prayers and blessings go out the family and loved ones of Mr. Stephenson. He will be missed.
  • 2015-05-16 9:04 am by Sabrblade
    The ninth episode of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Rumble in the Jungle", this episode sees Strongarm sent on her very first solo mission to pursuit the latest Decepticon signal in a jungle, only for an over-protective Bumblebee to tag along, much to her chagrin. Meanwhile, Fixit and Denny find themselves locked in a disagreement that leads to a full on rivalry between the two. Can both teams of Autobots overcome their personal differences for one team to apprehend the deranged Decepticon and for the other team to restore peace between their teammates? Let's find out.
  • 2015-05-15 9:45 am by Sabrblade
    TFYuki has Tweeted the first two teaser images of Unite Warriors Devastor/Devastator. Both images contain only silhouettes of what is to come, so any deco changes for the Unite Warriors version are currently unknown. The first teaser is of the combined form with the words "COMING SOON!" spread across it. The second teaser is of the six individual Buildrons/Constructicons with "6体 合体" ("Roku-tai Gattai", meaning "Six-piece Combination") on the right and left sides.

    Now, we don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but a closer look at the silhouette of Unite Warriors Scrapper (second one from the left) shows him holding a gun in a manner that looks as though he might have elbows, which the Hasbro toy does not. Though it is not impossible, it is very unlikely that Takara would have gone and remolded Scrapper's arms to given him some elbow joints, but it is at most something to ponder about. Time will tell if Unite Warriors Scrapper will also be lacking in elbow joints like his Hasbro counterpart, but keep in mind that Scrapper's arms become the heals that help hold up most of the entire combiner's weight.
  • 2015-05-15 9:13 am by Sabrblade
    Japanese retailer e-HOBBY has Tweeted even more official images of their upcoming exclusive Unite Warriors Grand Scourge. A redeco of Generations Combiner Wars Optimus Prime, this Unite Warriors figure pays homage to the Transformers: Super Link (Japanese Transformers: Energon) toy-only character of Grand Scourge Hyper Mode, who was was redeco of the Pla-Kit Collection Grand Convoy Super Mode (Optimus Prime) model kit. So, no, he is not Nemesis Prime.

    He also comes with a large Matrix Breaker sword, which is a redeco of the large cleaver-based sword that came with Prime Beast Hunters Ultimate class Beast Hunter Optimus Prime.

    As part of the Unite Warriors line, Grand Scourge is intended to combine with other Unite Warriorrs figures to create arms and legs for his combined mode, but as he has no designated set of limbs for himself, Grand Scourge's bio writes him up as one who uses mind control to force anyone he wants into combining with him.
  • 2015-05-14 7:05 pm by Sabrblade
    Previously, we reported that the Transformers Collectors Club had created new Facebook pages for three characters who would post about the goings on in the Cybertronian city of Axiom Nexus as part of the Club's attempt to build up to this year's BotCon 2015 comic story "Cybertron's Most Wanted". Now, the Club has created a fourth Facebook page for yet another character, but in a format that some might find to be familiar: Ask Vector Prime.

    Back around 2005 or so, Ask Vector Prime (see here for more) was a feature on Hasbro's Transformers website where fans could submit questions to be answered by Vector Prime of the Transformers: Cybertron cartoon. The questions ranged from general questions about the Cybertron cartoon's events, to questions about then-upcoming toys, to downright silly questions like "Do you love dragons?" The answers given likewise ranged from serious to jovial, sometimes with Vector Prime misinterpreting/subverting the questions entirely. This feature would reappear years later as Easter Egg content in the books Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac II and The Complete AllSpark Almanac, though with those books' questions (and answers) written by the authors.

    Now, fans can once again experience this fun feature by hopping onto Facebook to ask Vector Prime anything they want (as long as it's family friendly, of course), so go ahead and ask the Guardian of Space and Time whatever you like (on HIS Facebook, that is) and see what he's answered.
  • 2015-05-13 12:33 pm by Sabrblade
    Another potentially leaked souvenir figure for this year's BotCon has been posted with images by both Chimungmung and Weibo user Lost-Zzl. It is a redeco of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe class Skids in colors that appear to be based on the black Diaclone version of the G1 Skids mold. The identity of what character this toy might represent, if it's even official, is unknown, but speculations range from Flatline to Shattered Glass Skids. Time will tell who this is supposed to be or if it's even real. For now, it is yet another unconfirmed rumor.
  • 2015-05-10 7:00 am by Sabrblade
    Last year, the Transformers Collectors Club had created a Facebook page for the Decepticon Saboteur Tornado, on which he, in character, chronicled his life as a pirate aboard Cannonball's Star Seeker pirate ship in a lead up to the BotCon 2014 comic story. This year, the Club has done it again by creating not one, not two, but THREE new Facebook pages to lead up to this year's BotCon 2015 "Cybertron's Most Wanted" comic story.

    Rook - Axiom Nexus News: Investigative Journalist, Andromeda - Axiom Nexus News Reporter, and Axiom Nexus News Editor are the three pages and profiles for this year, with all three characters giving us the latest news reports and updates on all the goings-on and happenings in the city of Axiom Nexus. It's sure to be quite an eventful build up this year as there is plenty to see and hear about in this multiversal hub of a Cybertronian city. You can find out more from Rook, Andromeda, and their News Editor by heading over to each of their pages and reading through all of their posts in chronological order (bottom to top, that is).
  • 2015-05-10 6:39 am by Sabrblade
    The Transformers Collectors Club has Tweeted new in hand pics of the soon to be released Figure Subscription Service 3.0 Carzap w/ G.B. Blackrock and G2 Starscream figures.

    Carzap is a remold of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe Bumblebee with a new headsculpt. He is based on an unreleased redeco of G2 Windbreaker that was to have been released as part of Takara's Block Town line. As a homage to Blocktown, Carzap comes with a little Kre-O gas pump and a Kreon of the G1 human G.B. Blackrock, the billionaire industrialist who was the Autobots' main financial supporter in the Marvel Comics.

    And G2 Starscream is, of course, a redeco of Classics Starscream in Generation 2 colors.
  • 2015-05-10 6:23 am by Sabrblade
    TFSource has posted the first official colored images of the upcoming Masterpiece MP-26 Road Rage figure. A remold of MP-25 Tracks, this figure sports an all new headsculpt, upper chest piece, biceps, pelvis, thighs, and maybe more. She is the first ever female Masterpiece toy, and her deco is not only based on the original e-HOBBY G1 figure, but is also based heavily on Animated Road Rage from the TCC "Moving Violations" comic.

    In addition, she comes with a redeco of Tracks little Blaster boombox accessory, recolored blue as Twincast, and instead of Raoul, she includes a little nozzle weapon that can attach to the front grill of either hers or Tracks's flying car mode to become Tracks's black beam gun that he used in "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1".
  • 2015-05-10 6:06 am by Sabrblade
    Autobase Aichi has found what appears to be the first official image of TakaraTomy's Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus figure. A redeco of Generations Combiner Wars Leader class Ultra Magnus, this is to be the Japanese-domestic release of the figure with several new paint apps added to the figure, particularly with IDW MTMTE comic-accurate red thighs!

    However, there is one very important aspect of this figure that is very much not comic-accurate. In fact, it is a change made from the Hasbro version that outright defies the IDW comics altogether. Minimus Ambus has been redecoed into, of all things, Alpha Trion. That's right, while the Ultra Magnus body adopts more comic-inspired colors, the core essence of this version of Ultra Magnus has been replaced by a tiny version of another guy by the power of (to borrow gamer colloquialism) palette-swapping. Didn't see that one coming, did we? ;)