PreviewsWorld shares cover art for the upcoming issue #15 of Lost Light by Nick Roche and Brendan Cahill. Both features Scorponok and looks like the Decepticon Headmaster Leader will be making a return to some prominence in upcoming fiction! Also, the artist Brendan Cahill @bpcahill Tweets the black and white inked version.
Dengeki Hobby has just announced the next Beast Wars Masterpiece figure to come after Dinobot. It is another redeco figure rather than a new mold, but is an exclusive so it isn't taking away from any existing slot of the main Masterpiece line. It is none other than MP-34S Shadow Panther (Beast Wars). A redeco of MP-34 Cheetus (Beast Wars)--known better as Cheetor in the West--Shadow Panther is based on the Japanese-original 1997 redecoed Predacon of the same name, who was later sold by HasbroCollectors.com to fans in the U.S. first as himself and later still as a another version of the Tripredacus Agent himself, Ravage.
This toy represents Shadow Panther as his original non-Ravage self and comes with three new accessories. The first is a new "Beast Mask" based on the original toy's Mutant Head, and the others are two versions of the long-range comm link that Rhinox made and which Cheetor used in Episode 3 of the Beast Wars cartoon, "The Web". There are two versions because one is meant to attach to the figure in Robot Mode and the other is for Beast Mode. The figure will be a TakaraTomy Mall exclusive (in Japan, at least) set to be released in August 2018 for a retail price of 8000 yen (about $72 USD). ...
The writing was on the wall as Activision pulled all of its Transformers related titles from live stream at the end of 2017. Now a recent article by industry insiders gameindustry.biz and IGN confirms that the two companies have parted ways.
"Hasbro confirmed to IGN its contract with Activision to publish Transformers games has expired. However, Hasbro is not at this time discussing what, if any, plans it might have for Transformers games on PC and consoles in the future. Multiple mobile games, including Transformers: Forged to Fight, are still ongoing, however."
It's a disappointment, considering the console games we've enjoyed in recent years, War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron, Devastation, etc are a result of this former partnership.
Back in the earlier days of collecting, they were, for me, once a holy grail of Japanese exclusive G1 Transformers. Now, third party producer, TFC Toys has completed its set of three figures, which are updated iterations of the (Takara - 1989 Transformers Victory) “Brainmasters:” Blacker, Laster & Braver. Chinese social media personality @IAMNOFIRE shared a very nice gallery of these toys on Weibo, which I have mirrored below.
Read about the wild & wacky Brainmasters here:
ExVee, a Radio Free Cybertron co-host amd TFormers news admin is reporting an interesting discovery. ACD Distribution has new product listings for Power of the Primes “Special Edition Deluxe” Blast Off (reported earlier via Weibo package art leak) and also interestingly, a
Deluxe Repugnus! Would be great to receive a final compliment other Monsterbots, and complete the third and final team member. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that this proves to be true!
Discouted Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee!
If you've been on the fence about Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee, then now might be your chance to snag one at a significant price-break. We just spotted this amazing figure at Toy R Us marked down to $68.99! There was only one left on the shelf in Maple Grove, MN, so if you're looking to pick one up at this great price, you might want to act fast.
3rd Party company Open & Play´s Big Cannon (a scaled up/tweaked knock-off of TR Galvatron) is now in-stock and ready to ship at The Chosen Prime! Get yours today!
Mastermind Creations' Reformatted R-33 Collisus (AKA Lost Light Thunder Clash is not available for pre-order from BigBadToyStore with an anticipated delivery of April 2018. Order yours today! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/67119
“Because you asked for it and because I found the old sketch which I recently cleaned up. Here is MTMTE Megatron's alt mode (Fusion canon included) I recently found all the design scribbles which I will clean up to share soonish.
#transformers #MTMTE #megatron “
The cartoon accurate version of the character toy, formerly sold only in Japanese market in Unite Warriors boxed set, will apparently be released in Power of the Primes! The reveal comes via Chinese social media Weibo post. The same user also posted package art for the 2018 Studio Series figures. Additions to the 2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com are forthcoming!
The Chosen Prime now has Planet X PX-15 Pluto (in the likeness of Fall of Cybertron Megatron) IN-STOCK! Pre-orders are currently being processed. Check out the amazing photo gallery they shared, then order yours today by following the link below. http://www.thechosenprime.com/PlanetXPluto
After the smashing success in 2017, Pete's Robot Convention is continuing into 2018 to further the legacy that started with BotCon! Now shortened to "RoboCon", news for the 2018 convention has been popping up all about on the official RoboCon Facebook and Twitter, as well as email announcement. Below is a rundown of all the news for RoboCon 2018 that has been announced thus far (chief among which is the announcement that registration for the con is OPEN)! ...
By way of lrmonline.com, we see a listing for entire cast of the final chapter in the Prime Wars Trilogy: Power of the Primes. Reportedly to debut later this year on Machinima via mobile app go90.
NEW TALENT FOR POWER OF THE PRIMES
Ron Perlman (OPTIMUS PRIMAL) – Star of the original Hellboy franchise, Sons of Anarchy, Hand of God, and Adventure Time.
Jamie King (SOLUS PRIME) – Star of Hart of Dixie and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Gregg Berger (GRIMLOCK/VOLCANICUS) – The original voice of Grimlock from the 1986 film The Transformers: The Movie.
Nuufolau Joel Seanoa (Samoa Joe) (PREDAKING) – Professional wrestler currently signed to WWE.
Mikey Way (SNARL) – Musician best known as the bassist from the rock band My Chemical Romance.
Mark Hamill (MEGATRONUS) – Star of the Star Wars franchise. Also known for his work as the The Joker in various animated Batman projects.
Wil Wheaton (PERCEPTOR) – Star of The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Judd Nelson (RODIMUS CRON) – Star of The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire and the original voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime from the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie.
Kari Wahlgren (VICTORION) – Well known voice over actress with credits including Rick and Morty, The Fairly Odd Parents, and Phineas and Ferb.
Jason Marnocha (MEGATRON) – Actor from Bat In the Sun’s popular YouTube series Super Power Beat Down. Previously voiced the character of Megatron in COMBINER WARS and TITANS RETURN.
Abby Trott (WINDBLADE) – Voice over actress with credits including video games Halo Wars 2 and Killer Instinct. Previously voiced the character of Windblade in COMBINER WARS and TITANS RETURN.
Patrick Seitz (OVERLORD) – Voice over actor with credits including Call of Duty: WWII and World of Warcraft: Legion. Previously voiced the character of Devastator in COMBINER WARS and Overlord in TITANS RETURN.
Rob Dyke (DEVASTATOR) – YouTube creator best known for his Seriously Strange series. Previously voiced the character of Devastator in TITANS RETURN.
DashieGames (MENASOR) – Popular YouTube gamer with more than 6 million subscribers. Previously voiced the character of Menasor in COMBINER WARS and TITANS RETURN.
MatPat (SWOOP) – YouTube influencer and creator of the web series Game Theorist, Film Theorist, GT Live and MatPat’s Game Lab. Previously voiced the character of Computron in TITANS RETURN.
Frank Todaro (SLUDGE) – Voice over actor who previously voiced Starscream and Trypticon in COMBINER WARS and TITANS RETURN. Other credits include the video game franchise LittleBigPlanet....”
Well, it's that time of year again where voice actor David Kaye does his annual Christmas video as Beast Wars Megatron. This time, for 2017, he performs a lovely little diddy called "Where Are You, Optimus?", a parody of the Christmas carol "Where Are You, Christmas?" Enjoy his holiday cheer for 2017 below, yeeesss. ...
Every year in December, voice actor David Kaye always posts a Christmas greeting video in which he has a little holiday fun with his Beast Wars Megatron voice, yeeesss. Now, this year, his fellow voice actor Garry Chalk has gotten in on the fun with a little Christmas video of his own, in which he sings, in his Optimus Primal voice, a Megatron-themed version of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" titled "You're a Mean One, Megatron". Enjoy this festive little video below, courtesy of YouTuber Candice Santora. ...