TAKARA TOMY's 35th Anniversary Exclusive Transformers Convoy & Optimus Prime Set is now available for pre-order from our sponsor BigBadToyStore. Reserve yours today from the following link! http://bit.ly/BBTS_35th-Anniversary_Convoy_Optimus-Prime_Exclusive-Set
I have been politely requesting (practically begging!) Hasbro to make an official toy for this fan favorite comic character for YEARS! Thank you Hasbro! Although he’s smaller-than-ideal Battlemaster Class figure, I am thrilled! He has his signature “what the heck is that?!” alt mode and enough robotic detail/paint aps to pull off his characteristic personality and look.
As a toy collector first, and fan-of-fiction-close-second, my worldview is still fairly toy centric. Even as popular, prominent and well written as this character was in the More Than Meets The Eye/Lost Light comic series - he doesn’t feel official/really real, until there’s an official toy of him. Now, I can rest easy, knowing there will be! Actually, he fits in quite nicely in the War For Cybertron: Siege backstory - and can forever exist as the watchful eye and Autobot psychiatrist, in the background of this Transformers story!
The timing of his debut is also pretty cool, as the ($5 pricepont Battlemaster) Primus ‘YIN’ to ($575 Haslab!) Unicron ‘YANG!’ ~
You can expect more info and images from our live reports from #SDCC starting Thursday morning!
Photo Credit: Stryker Wang, @s250_MKII on Twitter, producer of Beast Box a toy, who probably shouldn’t have been taking pictures of the Hasbro display early...
Courtesy of @S250_mkll on twitter, we have some great Transformes SDCC pics! I spy Ratbat, Rumble, and many other great figures, who is excited to see what else is in store for the world of #Transformers?
Blaster and Soundwave full deck lists!
Looks like we’re gonna get a blue/black Soundwave versus orange/black Blaster, I bet blaster will get the win in this matchup but I still can’t wait to play test!
HASLAB #Unicron Hits 1K of 8K Goal (>10%) in 24 Hours
It certainly is an ambitious project, for the largest and most expensive and worthy se #Transformers figure ever made. Yeah, of course our opinion is biased. We desperately want this toy to get made - knowing full well, that not everyone who wants it, can afford it. That said, we hold out hope.
Have you placed your order yet? And do you predict we’ll hit the goal? C’mon Transformers fandom - we hope you’ll support this, the most ambitious toy Hasbro/Takara has ever endeavored to produce!
Animated gif brilliantly cedited by @SixoTF on Twitter - http://bit.ly/2Y88sDs
Thanks for that, I could literally just sit and stare at this video half the day
...who converted it from videos on HASLAB order page
Takara Diaclone Reboot DA-42 Triverse Trijetter, is now up for pre-order! For those of you who are unaware, the Diaclone toyline was the primary predecessor to Transformers. The vast majority of the early years of G1 utilized/recolored many of Diaclone molds. Use the following link to reserve yours today! http://bit.ly/TheChosenPrime_Diaclone-Reboot_DA-42_Triverse_TriJetter
It’s a fitting use for the Tetrajet mold! Revealed via eBay auction, we get a first look at (hopefully not a fake!) WFC #Siege Rainmakers Set comprised of: (green) Acid Storm, (blue) Ion Storm, (yellow) Nova Storm! And here I thought the tell one was Sun Storm?!
Even if you’re not going to be there the art is cool enough we had to share! It’ll be available Saturday at the Mondo booth 435, any extras will be sold later online. Art by César Moreno
24"x36" Screenprinted Poster, Edition of 125, $75
Celebrating Transformers 35th Anniversary
New Comic Prequel Announcement
“(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi
An all-new prequel to the original 1984 Transformers #1! Celebrating 35 years of Transformers!
War has gripped the planet Cybertron, but an even deadlier threat looms-an asteroid belt powerful enough to destroy the metal world unless Autobot Field Commander Optimus Prime and his heroic recruits can clear a path for the planet. But what other motivations does Prime have for this mission? And how does it tie to a secret on Earth in the eleventh century?
Celebrating 35 years of TRANSFORMERS!
Reuniting the Transformers: Regeneration One team of Simon Furman and Guido Guidi!
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jul 22, 2019
We've been begging for it for years! Announced today, the Chaos Bringer gets Hasbro's crowdsourcing deluxe treatment from HASLAB. More info and hopefully more in-hand photos forthcoming from our report at San Diego Comic Con!
To get produced, they need to sell 8,000 units! Place your order HERE.
"The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer. Unicron stands alone as the most menacing figure in Transformers lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees.
But his legacy transcends both space and time.
“I have summoned you here for a purpose.” - Unicron
Transformers fans may be mere humans, inhabiting a miniscule planet hardly worth consuming, but they are some of the most passionate fans out there. That’s why HASLAB, the Hasbro Pulse crowdsourcing platform, is the place to awaken such a massive project.
Introducing the first ever Transformers HASLAB project: Transformers War For Cybertron Unicron.
“Then it pleases me to be the first.” - Unicron
Join us in a historic opportunity to celebrate the legendary Unicron with a figure whose features, detail, and scale are worthy of his gigantic legacy.
This campaign will move into production when it reaches its minimum goal of 8,000 backers. All support must be received by 11:59 PM EST on August 31, 2019. If the campaign is successful your payment method will be charged on August 31, 2019. Orders are estimated to ship in early 2021."
While these numbers seem ambitious, I'm really glad we get an official Hasbro/Takara release and I'm not ever going to be tempted to spend this kind of money on some third party/knockoff.
I always thought the music of (1986) Transformers The Movie was a significant part of what made it so great. We are looking forward to his concert on Thursday night at SDCC. Who else is going?!
The artist shard his thoughts on Facebook
“Hello friends and fans,
Thank you to the official 2.3 MILLION liked official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page for the plug about my upcoming concert. It's been a true honor to be a part of this massive franchise. Thank you all who are still listening. As an artist, we always hope that our music will resonate with the listener. Hearing so many stories that my music from the 1986 film has done just that makes everything we do that much wonderful. The Transformers fan base is like family to me.
I’d like to thank all the folks down at WOTC for sending us this #freesample! And a very good one too, 4 rare characters and the super rare Sergeant Cog! Can’t wait to build decks with these characters! Stand by for future deck lists!
Haven’t watched Ghostbusters in years. Thanks for giving me such a great excuse Ecto-1! I forgot about the #Transformers Prime, Agent Fowler connection. And WOW does this toy look great next to MP-10G Optimus Prime! (more on this to come!)