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  • perceptor  23 July 2014, 9:33 pm
    Special thanks to the good folks at SHOUT! Factory, we have received a special advanced copy of the upcoming release of Trasnsformers Cybertron. This version (unlike the previous release by Rhino, which had a missing episode) includes the complete series. More info, images and the press release available in the attached forum thread...

    "This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of the ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy. On August 5, 2014 Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD boxed set. Whether reliveing the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. This complete series 7-DVD set is priced to own and $44.99 SRP."   (Discuss in the forum)
  • perceptor  23 July 2014, 9:14 pm
    Something tells me it's going to be busy news week! ;) This just in, announced at San Diego ComicCon: Humble Bundle and IDW have announced at San Diego ComicCon a special promotion where the "customizable portion of your purchase will go towards Children in Need through the Hasbro Children's Fund. The offer, $147 worth of comics for $100 is valid only for two weeks, so sign in and act now! For more details and information, check out this link to Humble TRANSFORMERS Bundle and or the YouTube video promotion available by clicking on through to the forums......   (Discuss in the forum)
  • perceptor  23 July 2014, 8:22 pm
    HASBRO RETURNS TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, SHOWCASING TOP ENTERTAINMENT BRANDS
    From TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and A Galaxy Far, Far Away to a Place Where Friendship is Magic, Fans Can Enjoy Their Favorite Pop Culture Brands All in One Place at San Diego Comic-Con.

    Thanks to Hasbro for passing along all the info and complete press release which can be enjoyed in its entirety, by clicking on to the attached forum discussion thread!...   (Discuss in the forum)
  • perceptor  23 July 2014, 8:09 pm
    For those of you out there who are both Transformers fans and love to ROCK(!) this news is for you! Thanks to Hasbro, we have received word of a just-revealed electric guitar with the Knights of Unicron big-hair Optimus! On to the forums for the complete press release, info and images!

    This is the first of several notifications we've received with reveals from this year's San Diego ComicCon. Stay tuned, more to come!...   (Discuss in the forum)
  • Sabrblade  21 July 2014, 9:41 am
    This past Saturday, the 50th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Hub Network. Titled "The Griffin Rock Express", it turns out that Griffin Rock has an underground railway line that runs from the island to the mainland and back, but hasn't seen any use in ages. As the Team works to renovate it, someone else mysteriously watches over Griffin Rock. Some sort of... superhero? Well, this is a town in which practically anything is possible, but an actual superhero? What does this person have to do with anything in any of this? And what's the significance of the subterranean railroad tunnel? Through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 7:30 pm
    A user on TFND has posted new in hand images of Movie Advanced Series AD20 Black Knight Grimlock. A redeco of the AOE Generations Leader class Grimlock, this figure attempts to be more movie-accurate with its mostly silver and black deco, but there is also the Hasbro Platinum Edition figure that attempts this same goal in a different way with a different deco. For this figure, though, these images show it both in and out of package, and in both Dino Mode and Robot Mode. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 6:54 pm
    TakaraTomy has updated its website with five new Movie Advanced Series EX store exclusives. Optimus Prime Rusty Ver. is a redeco of AOE Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and a Toys "R" Us exclusive. Wheeljack is a redeco of the canceled Movie Trilogy Series Deluxe Wheeljack and an AEON exclusive. Black Knight Scorn is a redeco of AOE Deluxe Scorn and an exclusive to EDION, Kojima, Bic Camera, Best Denki, and Yamada Denki. Black Knight Slug is a redeco of AOE Deluxe Slug and an exclusive to Joshin Kids Land and Yodobashi Camera. And Rollbar seems to be a straight import of the AOE Platinum Edition Breakout Scene (A.K.A. "Farmageddon" ) Rollbar, and is a Toys "R" Us exclusive. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 6:22 pm
    The official website for the Transformers Expo 2014 has been updated with official images for all of the Transformers exclusives to be found at this year's event, and not only are there a good number of them, but a lot of them look really cool! Through th space bridge are the following exclusives:
    • Movie Advanced Series Nemesis Prime - redeco of AOE Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
    • Movie Advanced Series Nemesis Grimlock - redeco of AOE Voyager Grimlock
    • A reissue of Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor with a clean, Autobot symbol-free car hood
    • Q Transformers QT-01E Optimus Prime and QT-02E Bumblebee - all new mold figures
    • Legend Commander Collection LC-01 Convoy - redeco of RobotMasters RM-01 G1 Convoy
    • Legend Commander Collection LC-02 Convoy (Beast Wars) - redeco of RobotMasters RM-11 Beast Convoy
    • Legend Commander Collection LC-03 Lio Convoy - redeco of RobotMasters RM-22 Lio Convoy
    • Legend Commander Collection LC-04 Optimus Prime - redeco of AOE 1 Step Changer Optimus Prime
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 5:59 pm
    The Transformers Columbia Facebook page has posted official images of the upcoming Target exclusive Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime figure. A redeco of the Amazon exclusive Age of Extinction First Edition Optimus Prime, this figure sports the typical Silver Knight Optimus Prime deco of mostly grays with some red, but with the added bonus of blue and chrome silver. This also marks the first time a Platinum Edition figure is an exclusive to Target instead of Toys "R" Us, Amazon, or Big Bad Toy Store. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 5:45 pm
    A user on HK-TF has provided us with in hand images of the upcoming Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Slog figure. The first Sauropod Transformers toy in over two decades, Slog is something that many fans have been waiting for for years. The images show the figure both in and out of package, dino mode and robot mode, armed and unarmed, and more. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 5:11 pm
    Ever since it began, the Kre-O Transformers line of Kreon Micro-Changers has been kind enough to include handy identification numbers that allowed us to figure out which character is packaged in which blindpack baggie. However, that looks to be changing pretty soon, for the Hobbybase Facebook is reporting that the second wave of Age of Extinction Kreon Micro-Changers will not be including ID numbers for each character, making this wave to be the first truly blindpacked wave.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 4:58 pm
    The Transformers Columbia Facebook posted several pieces of official character artwork for the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers line. What's more is that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has posted a few new names for some of these characters: OPTIMUS RED, BUMBLEBIRD, MEGAHOG, and STARSQUEAL (who isn't pictured). The names of the rest of the characters (who are based Grimlock, Soundwave, and Lockdown, respectively) are yet to be revealed. Through the space bridge for the artwork.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 4:33 pm
    Awhile back, we learned of the upcoming release of a new book called the Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide, in which said book would chronicle the history of the Masterpiece line and go in depth behind the scenes of the line with never-before-seen concept art and interviews with the Japanese designers. Now, both AnimeAnime and Amazon Japan have posted preview images of some of the inside pages of the book, which can be found beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  20 July 2014, 4:02 pm
    San Diego Comic-Con is coming in just a few short days, and the official schedule for the events of the convention has been put online, in which we are given word about two Transformers-specific events. This Thursday at 11am will be host to the Hasbro: Transformers panel, while Friday at 1:30pm will be the IDW & Hasbro panel. Stay tuned for the forthcoming Unicron.com coverage of these two events and more, and head through the space bridge for the full descriptions of each.
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  • perceptor  16 July 2014, 9:04 pm
    Came across an interesting article talking about the state of the toy business. Considering how many toys seem to be available on many retail store shelves, and the poor distribution of mid to late waves of Age of Extinction toys (like Voyager Galvatron and Hound, for example...) it seems the article rings with at least a little truth. The article makes some interesting points including:

    "The #1 licensed toy line in America usually generates about $400-$500 million in sales a year. No, real surprise, Star Wars has been pretty much #1 since 1977 … though sporadically, other lines have broken through to take the crown including Ninja Turtles, Spiderman, and of course Transformers... At the rate the toys are selling, Transformers might still crack $225 million which is a lot but when you create inventory to sell $500 million dollars worth of toys? That’s not so good – plus all the 2nd and 3rd waves they were expecting to sell. So, get ready for some massive markdowns and serious re-packing.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying people don’t want toys anymore or that there won’t be a toy market but the market has splintered to people willing to pay top dollars for amazing sculpts and design and to the MASS MARKET who will pick up some “basics” toys (diecasts, doll, bear, stick, etc, etc …) but not bother with a $49.99 plastic plane when they can just hand over their iphone or ipad.
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    What do you suppose this means for the future of our beloved Transformers? Time will tell. But in the meantime, share your thoughts and speculation, in the attached forum thread below...   (10 comments)
  • perceptor  15 July 2014, 8:59 pm
    Two new "Platinum Edition" Transformers sets have been revealed on a formerly unknown site, eToysJapan. The listings, and silhouette images can be viewed here and here; or by clicking on through the forums below. The set specivics outline a Platinum version of First Edition Leader Class Optimus Prime, with trailer. Also a 5-figure set of Dinobots, presumably with a more movie accurate black/silver paint aps, as seen in the film. The image provided outlines the for Dinobots seen in the film (Grimlock, Slog, Scorn and Strafe) plus Slog (Sludge)- I know at least one fan (myself!) who has got his fingers crossed for this!

    Transformers First Edition Optimus Prime + Trailer Platinum Set limited by Hasbro. Condition: Toy C-10.0 Box C-9.0 factory sealed. Pictures are for illustration only, actual product might be different. Pre-order releasing in Oct 2014...

    Transformers Generation Dinobots 5 Pack Platinum Set limited by Hasbro. Condition: Toy C-10.0 Box C-9.0 factory sealed. Pictures are for illustration only, actual product might be different. Pre-order releasing in Oct 2014...   (4 comments)
  • perceptor  15 July 2014, 8:34 pm
    Transformers Columbia Facebook page has done it again, adding new pictures of upcoming Generations Deluxe figures Bumblebee (the concept Camaro update), Snarl the Stegasaurus Dinobot, and Hot Shot (should really be called Tracks and people would like him better...! Photos and updates now available in the 2014/AoE Section.   (2 comments)
  • perceptor  13 July 2014, 7:25 pm
    Speaking of Autobots who turn into two-headed dino-er, who knows what, crazy monster things... We're checking off another set of items from our seemingly eternal Unicron.com 'To-Do List.' This round of updates can be found in the 1987 Section, the G1 Autobots Monsterbots: Double Cross, Grotusque and Repugnus. Updates include scans from the G1 comic, all-new high rez photo galleries of each toy, and a quick video showing Repugnus' spark making (fire breathing simulating) feature that each of these toys share.

    Astute observers will have noticed these three have shown up onboard the Lost Light, in the IDW Comic series MTMTE. Should be interesting to see if they step into a more prominent role, or if they'll continue to just hang out in the background.   (1 comment)
  • Sabrblade  12 July 2014, 9:03 pm
    The 49th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots , titled "Odd Bot Out", has aired on Hub Network. Episode 48, like 46, has been held back from airing this week to air at a later date. In this episode, though, Bumblebee is back! Everyone's favorite yellow Autobot (who is really likable in this show) has come back to Griffin Rock, and is partnering up with Dani for once, leaving Blades feeling left out. So what's Bee's reason for visiting this time and why's he teaming up with Dani? And could there be something more to this episode than what previous descriptions have let on? Through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
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  • perceptor  12 July 2014, 7:22 pm
    With Age of Extinction rocking the box office and Dinobots on the forefront of every Transformers fans mind, I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look back and check out the original Dinobots! While their character pages existed previously, thought you should know that all new high rez image galleries of the original five Dinobots has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure and future reference! To me, the originals are still the best!

    GRIMLOCK, SLAG, SLUDGE, SNARL and SWOOP!   (1 comment)