"Well, that's just prime!" Feast your eyes upon the first photos we've seen of the Takara Masterpiece accessory, a metal mace modeled after the plastic version that came with the original toy. Complete with banana cargo box!
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The Leader of the Technobots has recently been offered as an individual figure, and part of two different box sets (Hasbro and Takara's Computron/Technobots sets). TFDb user and site admin jasn0_x provides us with a nice comparison gallery of the three versions of the character.
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Fans of 2000's (Takara) Car Robots line have something to be excited about! This recolor of Combiner Wars Combaticons with Computron feet and hands is colored to show accurate perfection, complete with the inexplicable upside down G2 Autobot symbol on his chest! Courtesy of http://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810862628/
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After a hiatus of five months, new episodes of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon returned to Cartoon Network in the U.S. this past Saturday with episode 40. Having aired previously in Canada, this episode is the start of a six-episode special TV event meant to promote the Fall 2016 Robots in Disguise toys, specifically the Mini-Con Weaponizers, the Power Surge toys, and the second run of "Clash of the Transformers" Toys'R'Us exclusives. As such, these six episodes constitute a mini-series story arc that could technically be considered an extension of season 2, or a "season 2.5" if you will.
Anyway, this episode, titled "History Lessons", follows on from the two-part season 2 finale. Now that Decepticon Island is no longer a threat, Bumblebee has taken to giving his team a grand tour of Planet Earth, with this episode focusing on the latest stop in this tour: The ruined Autobot base from Transformers: Prime! While visiting this historical Autobot location, he and his team run into trouble with a new Decepticon enemy working his own agenda. Who is this stranger and what does he want with the wrecked Autobot base? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Yesterday, the 103rd and 104th episodes of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Discovery Family. Titled "Upgrades" and "Transformations", respectively, these two episodes serve as the season 4 finale. As of this typing, there is no word on whether or not there will be a fifth season, so it remains to be seen if this is or isn't to be the series finale.
In these episodes, the rescue team has received new assignments from Optimus Prime, splitting them up across the globe in three different locations. The timing of these new missions couldn't be worse, as the computer-generated Dr. Morocco virus has resurfaced for a final showdown with our heroes. With Morocco equipped with new machines and machinations at his disposal, this could prove to be the team's greatest battle yet. Will Morocco finally triumph and prove his superiority? Who will be the victor of this final conflict? To find out, let's roll to the rescue! ...
This weekend, TFcon, the largest fan run Transformers convention is going on in Chicago, IL. (Unfortunately, none of us Lukis Bros could make it this year...) There, Mastermind Creations - third party producer, revealed its newest product at a show floor display, based on Megatron's recent depiction in the wildly popular More than Meets The Eye comics series by IDW. The piece comes with swappable parts that allow him to look like the leader "Tyrantron" or his miner origin story, "Tyrantronus."
A side-by-side comparison of toy to Milne art is provided by Cheem and Daim Choc reports.
On a lighter note, we present Titanmaster Loudmouth, who is based on the G1 second series Autobot Headmaster "Siren" whose bio describes a bot who would prefer to shout than whisper! At the low price point scale, you can't go wrong picking up this little guy.
Considering his passion for volume, I can think of no other bot whose body he would rather commandeer, than Blaster!
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Sad news in the Transformers fan community, losing one our own... The following announcement posted on allspark.com, regards Chad Williams, founder of The Midwest U.S. based Transformers fan convention, Slag-a-con. Check out the rather incredible video montage featuring all-star cast of Transformers voice actors throughout the ages, sharing their well wishes.
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Chad and your family at this difficult time.
G1 fans rejoice! A new and seemingly much improved version of the Decepticon Leader in his original form, will be making its way to Official Transformers - Takara Masterpiece line! We wouldn't want you to hold your breath in anticipation of seeing this toy on US store shelves; where gun laws are perhaps a little backwards, making purchase of an unaltered toy more difficult than buying a actual firearm! Hoping it will be available via import - without the absurd orange gun barrel attachment, as what happened with the previous MP-5!
In the meantime, we can enjoy these beautiful photos of the new Masterpiece, courtesy of Figure King Magazine, scans posted by Planet Iacon - a Singapore based fan site.
What Movie Toys Do YOU Need to Complete Your Collection?
Recently, TakaraTomy revealed that they will be introducing a Live Movie 10th Anniversary Figure Series. So far, the reveals mostly include premium paint applications of pre-existing toys. This made us wonder about other holes still in live action movie toy line. If they were to make an entirely new mold toy for any Movie character, what character would you want?
Photos of some of the new Takara figures are shown below, which include Human Alliance Soundwave, ROTF Megatron with Premium deco, Evasion Mode Optimus with another premium deco, Grimlock and Strafe from AoE and many more. Very cool, but I'm hoping for new molds and premium decos on other toys! How about you?
New York Times Article Sheds Lights on Potential TF5 TLK Plot Points
A recent article published by the New York Times, talks about the shift of writing talent from episodic television, to imagined universes in film. The author describes the Transformers film writers room and possible spoilers for themes used in Transformers 5 the Last Knight.
"Working on the former “Glee” soundstage, the group sat at a square table surrounded by “Transformers” statues, comic books, pinball machines, and more. The first two days were devoted to “training camp” to learn everything about the shape-shifting robots’ 32-year history in toys, animation and other media. Another day, work was halted so participants—evenly divided between men and women—could bring their children for Transformers face painting. “It was actually fun to be a writer,” Mr. Goldsman said.
On white boards, the group plotted possible story lines about an alternate history of Earth, from the time of the dinosaurs into the future, that imagined Transformers playing roles during events like World War II. Artists in the room turned ideas discussed around the table into visual concepts by the next morning."
To read the article in its entirety follow the link below...
It truly is something, isn't it? After over three decades of Transformers cartoons, who would have thought that by the year 2016, thirty-two years after the brand's onset, we would finally have the first official Transformers cartoon to ever reach and surpass the benchmark of 100 episodes? And to think, the first of these to reach this benchmark would be none other than arguably the most unorthodox of TF cartoons: Transformers: Rescue Bots. ...
The Transformers Collectors Club has updated its website's Prose Fiction section with the fifth and final text story set in the "Of Masters and Mayhem" universe and featuring the characters of the 4.0 and 5.0 Transformers Figure Subscription Services. After leading up to this with fourotherprosestories, the Wreckers had finally created their superweapon, the combiner called Wreckage, that Impactor needed to take on Thunder Mayhem, only to loose it when two of their ranks needed to form the combiner lost their lives. Now, a distress signal from Cybertron has reached them out in space, and now the Wreckers must return to their destroyed home to seek out the one who contacted them.
Titled "Lively Pursuit", this story is Part 2 of the previous "Foundation and Wreckage" two-parter that was titled "Deadly Aim". Written by Jesse Wittenrich, with illustrations by AK Cyrway and colors by Erika L. Galán. ...