Don’t take this as gospel truth! TFCN - a Taiwan based Transformers fan site came across a photo they found on Taobao (a Chinese auction site like eBay) which they claim is an evidence of for upcoming Studio Series, Leader Class (?!?) Bonecrusher. The silhouette looks like it’s taken straight from the 2007 Deluxe toy, so we remain skeptical, (but optimistic!)
What toys would you like to see in the Studio Series line? Bonecrusher is certainly near the top of my list!
It’s an unusual pairing - Alpha Trion the Prime of history and archiving with the series 1 Pretender Landmine! I do wish we could get some backstory that explains the relationship and how the spark essence of Original Primes became endowed within the Pretender characters! Seems like a great story that needs to be told somewhere! Meanwhile, we can enjoy a fantastic, low-cost update to the 1988 original! New photos have been added to the 2018 Transformers Section via the very cool feature: Community photos! Have you submitted any pix of your coolest toys to TFDb yet???
Complete gallery archived, w/ more pix and info
TFDb - Transformers Fan Database - http://www.unicron.com/201X/tfdb/appstore_link.php
2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com
New stock photos have recently been published featuring the biggest bots of the upcoming toy line with complimentary animated series: Cyberverse. Megatron and Optimus Prime are the Ultimate scale, Grimlock, Starscream and the show’s primary protagonist Bumblebee.
Additional photos of these toys seen at ToyFair are archived and accessible in the 2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com and TFDb
Studio Series RotF Starscream - or Fan Custom?! (Either way, it’s cool!)
Rumor has it that a subsequent wave of Studio Series Voyagers will include Starscream with his Revenge of the Fallen “alien tatoo” deco. Having come across these pix on Chinese Social media, I’m left to wonder if this is a glimpse of a premium deco which will see future mass release? It’s more likely a creative Chinese fan having fun with his new wave 1 Starscream. Regardless, it’s fun to see. Although the crumpled-up-tinfoil w/ knives and grease-spitting version of Starscream is certainly not my favorite rendition of the character, this toy with these paint apps looks amazing.
Providing our first ever look at the highly anticipated Power of the Primes Terrorcons, one lucky fan, on the other side of the globe (from me) seems to be the first to get his hands on them completing the team. Sadly the cheapest flight I could find from New York is >$1,600. Guess I’ll just have to be patient!
The Autobot communicator, as well as is lil' buddies Rewind & Steeljaw are the newest members to join cast of characters in mobile app game, Forged to Fight. A complete summary of the character, his abilities, and weaknesses outlined here:
Only one Autobot brings the noise and drops crazy beats – Blaster! Some of his tunes may hurt your audio receptors, but you can count on him to save the day with his superior sound system."
I absolutely love that they used the Titans Return Leader Class toy to base his design upon. Not surprising, considering that's what they did with Soundwave, but as much as I enjoy the toy, I'm happy to see it brought into the game. I do have to raise an eyebrow to artists -- why have him mis-transformed in boom-box mode?!?! All the same, I'm super excited to get this bot added to my team!
Enjoy the video provided to us by game developers at Kabam with gameplay highlights, as he takes down movie-verse Barricade!
Flame toys has is ramping up their officially Transformers licensed line of super-posable/detailed non-transformable figures, this time with with the likes of MTMTE/Lost Light Tarn! Tarn is the second figure in the Kuro Kara Kuri line from Flame Toys (the first being Drift). Tarn is incredibly poseable, standing 8.3 inches tall, features a combination of plastic and die-cast parts for a solid build, has three LED units in his body, includes a detachable face mask, and comes armed with a pair of fusion cannons that can combine to make a giant buster cannon. Pre-order yours today from BigBadToyStore!
Several items to celebrate! First of all congratulations to Ms. Dobbs for landing the role in the upcoming Transformers series Cyberverse! Second, wo-hooo! Slipstream is returning to Transformers fiction. She was formerly a somewhat obscure character debuting in fan favorite Transformers: Animated, she is a Starscream clone who unlike Her brethren who embody Starscream’s less desirable personality characteristics (cowardly, liar, huge ego, greed, etc...) Slipstream appeared to embody Starscream’s positive characteristics a devious, cunning and charismatic leader qualities, in feminine seeker form.
Leanne’s Instagram post reads:
“Recorded episodes for Transformers: Cyberverse, as Slipstream, the female Decepticon in charge of the Seekers....”
More good news! Apparently, the series will apparently also include other seekers, and Slipstream is their Leader!
If you're a fan of TF3: Dark of The Moon's meched-out NASCAR styled wreckers, then you're going to want to know about DreamFactory's GOD-05 (AKA Topspin), now up for pre-order at The Chosen Prime! Reserve yours today. http://www.thechosenprime.com/TFDFGOD06
Prize Inside! has released a number of new items in their Shapeways store, including a crown for #PowerofthePrimes Grimlock, #TitansReturn faceplates for all of the G1 Sunbow Constructicons, a #Gobots Stealth Device accessory/diorama piece and a robotic #Gwenpool faceplate:
New stock photography showing up on weibo. Must confess, the Brawl toy is one from Studio Series that I was least looking forward to, because I always liked the Leader Class original from 2007. But being that this figure is near perfectly to scale w/ others and a quite a bit more poseable, I’m thinking I may need to give this toy another look. The Megatron has always been a *must* have for me!
We haven’t talked much about this toy - I suppose in part, because the crazy bug-face is a little off-putting(!), and also as it was slated to be a TRU Exclusive, and thus it’s distribution in North America remains in question. That said, a re-use of the very popular Nitro Zeus mold as Thundercracker is a great idea and thanks to Twitter user Bubblegum @chasis, we pass along his great idea for a simple upgrade! Using the Titans Return Titanmaster “Overboard” you can readily swap out the head for a less offensive look! “Thunderboard?” OverCracker? ...
The toy listing has been added to the 2018 Transformers Section of Unicron.com and viewable in the app - TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
““But Dan, you absolutely HATE Bayformers. Why would you impulse buy such an ugly thing?”
“I got this.”
Then and now, enjoy a nice look at side by side comparisons of the first Darth Vader (2005 SWTF) as a Transformer with Takara’s upcoming 2018 re-retreatment. Hopefully the new iteration will include tighter joints and cleaner transform. Will be interesting to get one of these in-hand! Who wants one?
Imaginarium Art #Transformers Statues Jazz & Galvatron
We’ve seen pictures of the prototype Jazz before but now we get our first look at finished product in all its colorful glory! See also their next project Galvatron. Statues are fabricated from cold cast porcelain.