A new prototype image of Masterpiece MP-21 Bumble has made its way onto the Internet, giving us our first clear look at the figure in both modes, as well as revealing that it will also include a fully transformable version of Spike's Excel Suit ("Exosuit" in the Hasbro markets). It is difficult to tell from the small image if Spike will be included inside the suit, or even if the suit is compatible with the younger spike figure that came with MP-10 Convoy. Through the space bridge for the image. ...
Japanese retailer e-HOBBY has Tweeted two new images of the upcoming Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream figure. A redeco of the Generations Voyager Doubledealer figure, this figure also includes the same null ray accessories that were originally included with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold. The images show a comparison of it to the Japanese release of the Generations Legends class Starscream, the Transformers Collection reissue Starscream (with his face painted -- probably a custom job), and the Transformers Cloud TFC-D01 Megatron. Through the space bridge for the pics. ...
Remember the 2007 Walmart exclusive mutli-packs called "The Legacy of Bumblebee" and "Leader for the Ages"? The former was a three-pack containing the Classics, Movie, and Animated Deluxe class molds for Bumblebee, while the latter contained the Classics "Ultimate Battle" Deluxe and Movie Fast Action Batters molds for Optimus Prime. Both sets celebrated the evolution of those two characters over the years of the brand, and it looks like the upcoming Age of Extinction toyline will be getting more sets like these.
The Transformers Dioramas Facebook has posted the first official images of one such set called the Grimlock Evolution 2-Pack, which contains the Age of Extinction Voyager class Grimlock packaged with a redeco of Deluxe class Grimlock from Transformers: Energon. This set will be a Toys "R" Us exclusive, and other sets in this lineup include ones for Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Slug, and Strafe. Through the space bridge for the pics. ...
Today, the official theatrical teaser trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction has been released. We saw a lot more of the plot than we saw in the Superbowl trailer, so head through the space bridge to see the YouTube embed. ...
The Transformers Rescue Bots Facebook has conducted an interview with writer Nicole Dubuc regarding the current and future plans for the TV series. The interview was conducted by two users in the roles of Heatwave and Boulder who gathered questions about the show from many users. The entire interview came be found beyond the space bridge. ...
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BotCon.com has been given an overhaul with its preparation for BotCon 2014. The names of three guests have been announced and the contents of the exclusive boxed set have been given a faction rundown.
The three known guests are Susan Blu (voice of G1 Arcee, Beast Wars Tranmutate, and Animated Arcee), Hal Rayle (voice of G1 Snarl and Shrapnel), and Michael McConnohie (voice of G1 Tracks and Cosmos, and Robots in Disguise Hot Shot and Ironhide).
The boxed set of exclusives will contain three pirates and two knights. Among the three pirates is the known Cannonball figure, so two pirates and both knights, as well as any in the convention souvenir sets, remain. Through the space bridge for more. ...
Attentive users will notice a slightly updated "look and feel" to our website today. Our site analytics tells me that 1 in 3 visitors of Unicron.com are using some kind of touch device (smartphone, or tablet) to browse the site. This update is hopefully the first of many to make our site more friendly for users with touch devices.
Do you use a touch device to browse Unicron.com? If so, what changes would you like to see here?
Today, the one-hour world premiere of the second season of Transformers: Rescue Bots FINALLY aired on Hub Network, after 80 WEEKS of waiting. The premiere contained the first two episodes of season 2, episodes 27 and 28, titled "Road Trip" and "Sky Forest".
In "Road Trip", after having survived the time-traveling incident from the season 1 finale, the Bots and the Burns Family have now added the Mobile Headquarters, given to them by their alternate timeline counterparts from the dystopian reality of Moropolis, to their arsenal. But leisure time must take a back seat when a tricky teleportation device stirs up trouble for Cody, putting his life in jeopardy.
In "Sky Forest", Cody and Frankie clash as a wedge is driven between them in a local inventor competition. But what might this "sky forest" be that the title refers to?
User FanofTransformers has once again returned to share the twoepisodes with us on YouTube (for the time being, that is), which can be found beyond the space bridge. ...
Voice actor D.C. Douglas, voice of Chase from Transformers: Rescue Bots, has posted a video clip of himself and actor LeVar Burton to his Vine account announcing that recording for season 3 of Rescue Bots has begun (much to LeVar's delight)! According to Hasbro's previous announcement at Toy Fair, the season is slated for release in the Fall of 2014 and will feature the new dinosaur-based altmode toys.
And don't forget tune in to the one-hour world premiere of season 2 tomorrow at 1:00pm, featuring the new episodes "Road Trip" and "Sky Forest". Click here for the Vine. ...
Way a way's back, we learned of who would be the next two Masterpieces to come after MP-19 Smokescreen. One of them was Wheeljack, and other was Bumble (Bumblebee). Since then, we've seen silhouettes and prototype photos of Wheeljack, but nothing of Bumble.
Until today! TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui has Tweeted the first silhouette of Masterpiece MP-21 Bumble, showing him to be in robot mode and based on the classic Volkswagon Beetle for the first time in decades! Hasui also promises that more information will soon be revealed. Through the space bridge for the image. ...
Earlier today, we were contacted by a representative from Paramount Pictures, who pointed out a correction in a story we discussed last week where actor Titus Welliver apparently "misspoke" when he said Age of Extinction was not a kid's movie. According to information provided to us by Paramount, Mr. Welliver has amended his earlier comments:
“I misspoke in my last interview when I said that Transformers 4 was not a kids movie…what I meant was that this film, will in fact expand their target audience and bring in a bigger fan base. Following the huge success of Transformers and their toy line, it is certainly a kids movie and with the addition of Mark Wahlberg, Transformers 4 will be the coolest in the franchise.”
Take this for what you will. Pretty sure it will be rated PG-13... One way or another Transformers 4 is coming! With Michael Bay's site declaring the teaser trailer is "coming soon" we can't wait to get a better look. The latest rumors flying around the internet are that it may be released with 300, Next week March 7. Stay tuned!
Issue #193 of Figure Ō magazine has made its way into the hand of Japanese Transformers fans, in which is contained an interview with TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui. According to Autobase Aichi, Hasui gives several interesting tidbits of information regarding the upcoming Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack figure, which Autobase Aichi has paraphrased for us. Nine bullet points of info from the interview are listed, and rough translations of them can be found through the space bridge. ...
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Courtesy of iTunes, we get a 3 page preview of the upcoming issue of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #27, which is part 10 in the Dark Cybertron crossover series with Robots In Disguise. Worthy of note here is that this will be the first time the crew from the Lost Light comes in contact with all those who stayed behind on Cybertron since the series began a few years ago. It also includes the return of fan favorite artist, Alex Milne... Click on through to the forums to see the mirrored images and share your thoughts.
Issue description: TOGETHER AT LAST! The crew of the Lost Light and the survivors of CYERTRON get a brief moment of calm as they take stock of who’s survived DARK CYBERTRON this far. But things get worse—the final fate of the DEAD UNIVERSE reveals a nightmarish link to the greatest threat the universe has ever faced!(1 comment)
Transformers Asia has posted official images of the newest Asian market exclusive: The "Specialist: Autobots" Set. Originally revealed WAY back when, this set is a three-pack containing redecos of Classics Mirage, Universe Ironhide, and Universe Hound (w/ Ravage). The three appear to be based on the decos of their Henkei! Henkei! Transformers releases, only with no chrome and sporting some additional paint detail differences. To see the images of these three, head through the space bridge. ...
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Our on-going coverage rolls on! The Rescue Bots Sub-Section of 2014 Transformers has been updated with complete listings of all known toys, Hasbro Publicity Shots and original photos we took. Also, we have uploaded TWOVIDEOS we took at ToyFair showing a few of the demo's we received by Hasbro representatives...
Epic 12" Chase and ... (as well as Heatwave, Optimus, Blades and Boulder...)
Then there's the big, electronic price point Rescuebots "Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot" and (are you ready for this, continuity buffs?!) Optimus Prime (big red truck looking bot, transforms into a T-rex called, ... (Are you ready for this?) OPTIMUS PRIMAL! Ah-HA! We've now established clear-cut irrefutable proof of the link between Prime/RescueBots Universe and G1/BeastWars! Knew it all along, it's all one!
TakaraTomy Mall and e-HOBBY have posted the official images and bios for the new second wave of Transformers Cloud toys, TFC-A02 Brawn and TFC-D02 Starscream. Brawn is a redeco of the unreleased Generations GDO Brawn figure, while Starscream is a redeco of Generations Thrilling 30 Doubeldealer with the Null Rays of Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream included. Through the space bridge for all the pics. ...
Another day, another round of updates added to the 2014 Transformers Sections from things we learned and saw at ToyFair. This round features the Construct-Bots. Three Assortments added including the following characters: