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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 5:37 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, finishing with the Transformers Expo in Yokohama. The event will take place at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center from August 9-17, 2014. Of important relevance is a special limited edition exclusive redeco of Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Slug in G1 Slag colors! Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 5:20 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, with this part pertaining to it new Transformers 30th Anniversary website. The main page shows an image of Masterpiece Convoy surrounded by 19 Cybertron/Autobot Supreme Commanders from the many cartoons and movies that have aired in Japan. A new TF-inspired Super GT car for "Team Mach" and a real Optimus Prime-styled truck will both be touring various locations in Japan as part of anniversary campaign events. And we get a new look at the Masterpiece Star Saber concept sketch. Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 4:52 pm
    TakaraTomy's official website has been given an overhaul just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand and the new Age of Extinction toylines. We'll be taking a look at the various changes in stages, starting with the Japanese counterpart of the Age of Extinction Generations toyline, the Movie Advanced line. The entire Wave 1 lineup has been added, ranging from AD01 to AD15. Through the space bridge to see the images.
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  • Sabrblade  17 April 2014, 3:46 pm
    Japanese website Game Watch has provided us with a new video and images of the transformation scheme for the prototype version of the upcoming joint project between TakaraTomy ARTS and SEGA, Mega Drive Megatron. As noted previously, this is a Megatron that transforms into a scaled down replica of a SEGA Mega Drive, which was the non-U.S. release version of the SEGA Genesis. Through the space bridge to see how this figure transforms.
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  • Sabrblade  15 April 2014, 4:02 pm
    Over a year ago, way back in January 2013, we learned that the legendary actor Mark Hamill would be coming to Transformers to lend his voice to a character in the second season of the Transformers: Rescue Bots cartoon. Since then, it was not known which character he would be voicing, but thanks to an article posted by Monsters & Critics, we do now! For the 36th episode, titled "What Lies Below" (and likely for its follow up episode "What Rises Above"), Mark Hamill will guest star as the eccentric brother of Chief Burns and uncle to the Burns siblings, Uncle Woodrow Burns. The episode will air not this Saturday but the next Saturday, April 26, 2014.

    What's more is that Mark Hamill will not be the only guest star in this episode. Peter Cullen will be returning to voice Optimus Prime as well, who has come along with a brand new trailer based on the 17-inch Optimus Prime Rescue Trailer toy. That's right. Mark Hamill and Peter Cullen together! Through the space bridge for the article.
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  • Sabrblade  15 April 2014, 3:32 pm
    TFW2005 member ChErikS has gotten a hold of another upcoming Age of Extinction Generations figure ahead of its retail release. This time, it is the highly anticipated Leader class Grimlock figure, and ChErikS has provided a full in hand pictorial review of the figure, giving a thorough analysis of its strengths and weaknesses in both of its modes.'

    Of note is how the figure is reveal to sport lots of silver chrome paint, despite previous images and all official stock photography showing the figure without it. Through the space bridge for the review.
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  • Sabrblade  14 April 2014, 12:22 pm
    G.I. Joe fans had the pleasure of attending Joe Con 2014 this previous weekend, at which Fun Publications, the organization behind BotCon and the Transformers Collectors Club, showed off the new headsculpts for the 2014 Transformers Figure Subscription Service 2.0 toys. Specifically, the headsculpts on display were those for Thrustinator, Chromedome, and Rewind. Also, the headsculpt for the Club incentive Rampage figure was on display as well. Seibertron member El Duque was in attendance of this event and managed to grab a few photos of the new heads for that website, which we have mirrored beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 6:56 pm
    For the next Transformers movie, TakaraTomy will be handling its branch of the toyline in ways both similar and different to Hasbro methods. The way they are similar is that, like Hasbro, Takara will be marketing two separate toylines for the movie, with each one aimed at a different age range. Hasbro's Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise molds (the simpler toys aimed at Ages 4 and Up) will be sold by Takara under the label of "Lost Age Series" ("Lost Age" being the Japanese title of the movie), while Hasbro's Age of Extinction Generations molds (the more complex toys for Ages 8 and Up) will be sold by Takara under the label of "Movie Advanced".

    Where these lines differ from Hasbro's lines, however, lies in Takara's versions not only containing some different color schemes but also some completely different molds as well (some of which we saw previously here). Autobase Aichi posted scans of a catalog for these lines, so head through the space bridge to see what to expect from these lines.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 6:05 pm
    Hasbro's official website has provided us with brand new, high quality, large sized images of thirteen characters from the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. These include images of Autobot Drift, Galvatron, Grimlock, Dinobot Slug, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Lockdown, Optimus Prime, Autobot Hound, Strafe, Scorn,Dinobot Slash, and
    Decepticon Stinger. Each is linked to full size images, while scaled down mirrored versions can be found beyond the space bridge.

    Also, at one point, Slash's image had some rather wacky character stats that were removed from the final image. Here is the original image, which can also be found beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 5:37 pm
    Like the one for Optimus Prime, a new trailer for the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game has been posted by Game Trailers, which is referred to as a Bumblebee Vignette. In this trailer, we see gameplay footage of both "Earth Bumblebee" (Age of Extinction) and "Cybertron Bumblebee" (Fall of Cybertron). Through the space bridge for the YouTube embed.
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  • Sabrblade  13 April 2014, 5:26 pm
    The hype for Transformers: Age of Extinction grows ever increasingly as more and more information is made known about it. The Transformers Live Action Movie Blog has alerted us to an article in a magazine issue of Entertainment Weekly that features director Michael Bay, star actor Mark Wahlberg, and costar actor Jack Reynor discussing the movie and its future, primarily revealing that the fourth movie is the start of a second trilogy!

    Entertainment Weekly has also posted a second article online, in which Bay goes even further in depth about the movie and things to come later, speaking further about the character of Lockdown and the significance of both him and things surrounding him in this movie. Needless to say, there are greater forces at work in this movie that build up to bigger things to come afterward. To see the contents of both reports, head through the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  12 April 2014, 6:50 pm
    Today, the 34th episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Hub Network. Titled "Blame the Gremlins", Kade's worst nightmares become reality as a horde of gremlins that may have manifested from his own mind terrorize Griffin Rock. With the team so accustomed to fighting natural disasters and science gone awry, will they have what it takes to confront what could be a supernatural phenomenon? Or, is there actually a more scientific explanation behind this chaos after all? Through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
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  • Sabrblade  10 April 2014, 6:54 pm
    Thanks to GameFly, we now have our first look at the box art to the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game, depicted on all of its console formats like the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo WiiU, the PS3, the Xbox 360, the PS4, and the Xbox One. The artwork shows Age of Extinction Optimus Prime front and center with his Sword of Judgement. On his right (our left) are his fellow movie cast members Lockdown and Grimlock, while on his left (our right) are the Fall of Cybertron versions of Megatron and Shockwave (as this game is meant to be some kind of crossover between the new movie and that game). Directly above Optimus's head could very well be the titular Dark Spark, which we still know little about. Through the space bridge to see the artwork.
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  • Sabrblade  10 April 2014, 6:33 pm
    The 56th issue of the of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine is gradually making its way into fans' hands, and the BotCon Twitter has posted that this magazine issue has announced that the BotCon 2014 "Pirates Vs Knights" comic story will be written by none other than veteran Transformers cartoon writer Marty Isenberg, who was a key player in crafting both the Beast Machines and Transformers Animated cartoons, serving as the story editor for both. He's also written episodes for both the Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Rescue Bots cartoons, and was the writer for the Transformers Animated: The Arrival comic mini-series, Transformers Animated: The Game, and BotCon 2011's "The Stunti-Con Job" comic story.

    The issue also notes that this year's story is scripted by longtime Fun Pub writer Jesse Wittenrich, and illustrated by Japanese artist Hayato Sakamoto.
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  • Sabrblade  10 April 2014, 6:20 pm
    By way of TV Shows on DVD, we have learned that Amazon has posted a preorder for the Transformers: Cybertron - The Complete Series DVD box set. Though, there seems to either be a glitch in Amazon's system or some kind of mistake made when the page was put up, since all information that specified what this order page pertains to has disappeared from the page. Luckily, TV Shows on DVD managed to get a screengrab of the page before said info was removed. Either way, the is shown here to be slated for release on August 5th, with a listed retail price of $44.99 (but currently discounted by Amazon at $31.49).
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  • Sabrblade  9 April 2014, 10:00 pm
    Remember when we saw images of a Chevrolet Trax character slated to be in the upcoming Age of Extinction movie? Well, GM's Chinese market has posted more images of this fella, in which we get a good look at his face and see some imagery of the cars coming out of the sky like the meteor Autobot sequence from the 2007 movie. And with this thing having been seen driving alongside Galvatron in some footage, it's likely that they will be allies (twas also speculated that they could be Galvatron's Vehicons). But, with the revelation of Galvatron being a human-made Transformer, is this Trax also a manmade creation or a true Decepticon from Cybertron? Time will tell but head through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  9 April 2014, 9:39 pm
    An eBay auction from seller lena81822 has provided us with in hand images of the upcoming Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe class Tankor figure. An all new mold, it is based on Tankor from the Beast Machines cartoon, right down its use of the Vehicon insignia! Note that his knees are supposed to be bent forwards (backwards to how they are on humans and most TFs) so the legs are mistransformed a bit in these images, which can all be found beyond the space bridge.
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  • Sabrblade  9 April 2014, 9:26 pm
    Ace's Weblog has posted several in hand images of the highly anticipated Generations Thrilling 30 Legends class Skrapnel & Reflector and Tailgate & Groundbuster 2-packs. All new molds, Skrapnel is an update to G1 Shrapnel, Reflector an update to his G1 namesake, Tailgate based on his IDW "More Than Meets The Eye" comic series design, and Groundbuster an update to (surprisingly) none other than the G1 Micromaster Neutro! Through the space bridge for the pics.
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  • Sabrblade  9 April 2014, 9:08 pm
    Likely in promotion of the Dinobots' appearances in the new Transformers: Age of Extinction movie, Shout! Factory has posted a listing for a brand new Generation 1 DVD titled "Roar of the Dinobots". Advertised as containing six episodes, this DVD highlights everyone's favorite team of dinosaur Autobots from the original cartoon series. It is not yet known which episodes in particular will be included, but head through the space bridge for the details.
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  • Sabrblade  8 April 2014, 8:36 pm
    Remember Mega Drive Megatron? No? Well, we first saw images of him here, from Wonderfest 2014 back in February. He's essentially a new Megatron toy that turns into a SEGA Mega Drive (the non-American release of the SEGA Genesis), created by TakaraTomy ARTS in collaboration with SEGA. The Ameblo Hobby Shop Blog has posted new images of the prototype from a display at a Japanese event. He comes with a controller that converts into a set of wings for Megatron to wear (not shown in these pics, but seen in the previous ones). Through the space bridge for the pics.
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