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  • 2015-05-22 5:45 am by Unicron.com
    More images of Titan Class Devastator, courtesy of Lau on Weibo.
  • 2015-05-21 7:51 pm by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Autobase Aichi, we have photos of Takara Warriors Unite Deluxe scale Groove.
  • 2015-05-21 7:46 pm by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Hasbro, high rez photos of Titan Class Devastator, "Special Edition" to be released at SDCC
  • 2015-05-21 6:41 am by Unicron.com
    Ooooooh shiny! New photos have surfaced showing what is said to be San Diego, ComicCon exclusive Titan Class Devastator given the chrome treatment and additional paint ap detailing! These pictures are apparently courtesy of planet Iacon, of Singapore, but have been taken down from their site... Regardless of source, this thing looks AMAZING(!) taking an already spectacular and ramping it up another notch!
  • 2015-05-20 11:08 pm by Unicron.com
    Check out MTMTE artist, Alex Milne interview, courtesy of womenwriteaboitcomics.com. A worthwhile read!
    Hi there! Rachel Stevens for Women Write About Comics here! I'm interviewing artist Alex Milne and talking to him about his work on Transformers. For those who don't know, what work have you done i...
  • 2015-05-20 12:24 pm by Sabrblade
    As BotCon 2015 draws ever closer, a special online mini-comic has been posted to the BotCon Twitter (Page 1, Page 2, Page 3), which serves as a prelude to this year's "Cybertron's Most Wanted" convention comic. Titled "Collections", this 3-page comic stars Packrat in a post-Beast Wars setting before he came to Axiom Nexus. But, as the Beast Wars cartoon events take place in multiple universes (3H Beast Era, IDW Beast Era, Dreamwave G1, Japanese G1, the Wings Universe, etc.), it is specifically unclear as to which exact universe this is supposed to be. Plus, with the appearance of a few other characters, this mini-comic also follows up from the previous "Timeless" online comic.
  • 2015-05-20 12:06 pm by Sabrblade
    An auction on Taobao has turned up four more potential souvenir exclusives for BotCon 2015. All four are redecos of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe class Waspinator, and three of them have very specific color schemes.

    The first is a homage to the Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator, which in turn makes this figure a dead ringer for Shattered Glass Waspinator, whose deco also pays homage to the Fox Kids Transmetal.

    The second is a homage to the unreleased "Halloween Horrorcon Value Pack" Waspinator that was to have been part of the 2003 Transformers: Universe line, and which also was to have used the Transmetal mold.

    The third is still a mystery, but the fourth is a quite surprising homage, for it is a Diaclone homage! It is based on the red, black, blue, teal, and silver deco of the Warudaros figure, one of the Diaclone molds that was not used for Transformers.
  • Facebook link post - MTMTE 44 cover
    2015-05-20 6:50 am by Unicron.com
    Another powerful cover, this one MTMTE #45, courtesy of Artist Josh Burcham and deviantart.com...
    And brand new solicits just came out today revealing issue 44's cover! Lines by Nick Roche! Colors by me
  • 2015-05-19 8:13 pm by Unicron.com
    The most recent post of Maz at TfSource with a couple contributions of your dear Admin David Buenaño. http://tfsource.com/blog/is-this-the-golden-age/ *TLA
    Is this the golden age of Transformers? While it’s tempting to look at years gone past and recall the good old days, we might actually be better off as fans and collectors now than we ever have been. If we consider the toys that are available to us, to our children, the new media we have access to a…
  • 2015-05-19 1:06 pm by Sabrblade
    A new Chinese promo for the 2015 Robots in Disguise cartoon has appeared online with some new footage not yet seen in the show (not even in the 14 episodes that have aired outside of the U.S.). This footage includes glimpses at Optimus Prime in the red, black, and white color scheme of his upcoming Mega Optimus Prime toy (though, that is not the Star Saber he is wielding), and potentially new character Megatronus, whom we originally saw the design for on our Facebook. Who or what this iteration of Megatronus is, whether he's Megatron with a different name, the member of the Thirteen Primes, or an all new character, is currently unknown, but time will tell who he is and what his deal is. Autobase Aichi has provided screencaps of the new footage.
  • 2015-05-19 2:26 am by Sabrblade
    Last Saturday, the 73rd episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots, aired on Discovery Family. Titled "Four-Legged Hero", this episode puts the focus on the latest (permanent) addition to the rescue team, Servo, the little dog-like helper bot who was first given to the team by High Tide back in episode 68. As Servo is now having to get more used to life on Griffin Rock, he finds himself in a situation that ends up putting the rest of the team's undercover status in jeopardy. Can Servo learn to be like a lifeless Earth machine, or is this dog simply untrainable?
  • 2015-05-17 7:57 pm by Sabrblade
    It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of legendary voice actor John Stephenson at the age of 91. According to News From Me, he passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015, having suffered from Alzheimer's for quite some time.

    Mr. Stephenson held a prolific career in acting beginning in 1948, having partaken in radio, television, and film acting. Among his most notable voice acting roles was Fred's stern boss Mr. Slate on The Flintstones, and his voice was heard in the 1960s Dragnet TV series, on which he would announce the verdicts at the end of each episode.

    To Transformers fans, he was best known as the voices of Alpha Trion, Thundercracker, Kup (seasons 3-4 only, not the movie) Windcharger, Huffer, Devcon, and several other smaller roles in the G1 cartoon.

    Our prayers and blessings go out the family and loved ones of Mr. Stephenson. He will be missed.
  • 2015-05-16 9:04 am by Sabrblade
    The ninth episode of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Rumble in the Jungle", this episode sees Strongarm sent on her very first solo mission to pursuit the latest Decepticon signal in a jungle, only for an over-protective Bumblebee to tag along, much to her chagrin. Meanwhile, Fixit and Denny find themselves locked in a disagreement that leads to a full on rivalry between the two. Can both teams of Autobots overcome their personal differences for one team to apprehend the deranged Decepticon and for the other team to restore peace between their teammates? Let's find out.
  • 2015-05-15 9:45 am by Sabrblade
    TFYuki has Tweeted the first two teaser images of Unite Warriors Devastor/Devastator. Both images contain only silhouettes of what is to come, so any deco changes for the Unite Warriors version are currently unknown. The first teaser is of the combined form with the words "COMING SOON!" spread across it. The second teaser is of the six individual Buildrons/Constructicons with "6体 合体" ("Roku-tai Gattai", meaning "Six-piece Combination") on the right and left sides.

    Now, we don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but a closer look at the silhouette of Unite Warriors Scrapper (second one from the left) shows him holding a gun in a manner that looks as though he might have elbows, which the Hasbro toy does not. Though it is not impossible, it is very unlikely that Takara would have gone and remolded Scrapper's arms to given him some elbow joints, but it is at most something to ponder about. Time will tell if Unite Warriors Scrapper will also be lacking in elbow joints like his Hasbro counterpart, but keep in mind that Scrapper's arms become the heals that help hold up most of the entire combiner's weight.
  • 2015-05-15 9:13 am by Sabrblade
    Japanese retailer e-HOBBY has Tweeted even more official images of their upcoming exclusive Unite Warriors Grand Scourge. A redeco of Generations Combiner Wars Optimus Prime, this Unite Warriors figure pays homage to the Transformers: Super Link (Japanese Transformers: Energon) toy-only character of Grand Scourge Hyper Mode, who was was redeco of the Pla-Kit Collection Grand Convoy Super Mode (Optimus Prime) model kit. So, no, he is not Nemesis Prime.

    He also comes with a large Matrix Breaker sword, which is a redeco of the large cleaver-based sword that came with Prime Beast Hunters Ultimate class Beast Hunter Optimus Prime.

    As part of the Unite Warriors line, Grand Scourge is intended to combine with other Unite Warriorrs figures to create arms and legs for his combined mode, but as he has no designated set of limbs for himself, Grand Scourge's bio writes him up as one who uses mind control to force anyone he wants into combining with him.
  • 2015-05-15 5:58 am by Unicron.com
    TFYuki drops a bomb with this, sharing a silhouette image of TAKARA Warriors Unite Defensor's which appears to include a Deluxe scale Groove! ... A motorcycle the same size as an ambulance, he's not-to-size-scale, but more G1 accurate. What do you think?!

  • 2015-05-14 10:27 pm by Unicron.com
    New higher rez photos of Takara's take on Leader Class Ultra Magnus, with "load bearer" Alpha Trion!

    ... Hey! What if in the early days of the War for Cybertron, one of the original 13 Primes, Alpha Trion was one to wear the 'MAGNUS Armor'?!... Hm, that'd make for an interesting tale!...
  • 2015-05-14 7:05 pm by Sabrblade
    Previously, we reported that the Transformers Collectors Club had created new Facebook pages for three characters who would post about the goings on in the Cybertronian city of Axiom Nexus as part of the Club's attempt to build up to this year's BotCon 2015 comic story "Cybertron's Most Wanted". Now, the Club has created a fourth Facebook page for yet another character, but in a format that some might find to be familiar: Ask Vector Prime.

    Back around 2005 or so, Ask Vector Prime (see here for more) was a feature on Hasbro's Transformers website where fans could submit questions to be answered by Vector Prime of the Transformers: Cybertron cartoon. The questions ranged from general questions about the Cybertron cartoon's events, to questions about then-upcoming toys, to downright silly questions like "Do you love dragons?" The answers given likewise ranged from serious to jovial, sometimes with Vector Prime misinterpreting/subverting the questions entirely. This feature would reappear years later as Easter Egg content in the books Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac II and The Complete AllSpark Almanac, though with those books' questions (and answers) written by the authors.

    Now, fans can once again experience this fun feature by hopping onto Facebook to ask Vector Prime anything they want (as long as it's family friendly, of course), so go ahead and ask the Guardian of Space and Time whatever you like (on HIS Facebook, that is) and see what he's answered.
  • 2015-05-13 10:43 pm by Unicron.com
    MTMTE artist Alex Milne shows more of his designs for the fembots team and their names! Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to introduce: Firestar, Javelin, Proxima, Roadmaster and Velocity... Follow the link to see all he has to show and tell!
    So here are some of the characters I’ve been working on lately which have shown up on the cover to MTMTE 41 :) Yes, They are all female transformers and out of these designs 3 of them I also choose...
  • 2015-05-13 12:33 pm by Sabrblade
    Another potentially leaked souvenir figure for this year's BotCon has been posted with images by both Chimungmung and Weibo user Lost-Zzl. It is a redeco of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe class Skids in colors that appear to be based on the black Diaclone version of the G1 Skids mold. The identity of what character this toy might represent, if it's even official, is unknown, but speculations range from Flatline to Shattered Glass Skids. Time will tell who this is supposed to be or if it's even real. For now, it is yet another unconfirmed rumor.
  • 2015-05-10 7:00 am by Sabrblade
    Last year, the Transformers Collectors Club had created a Facebook page for the Decepticon Saboteur Tornado, on which he, in character, chronicled his life as a pirate aboard Cannonball's Star Seeker pirate ship in a lead up to the BotCon 2014 comic story. This year, the Club has done it again by creating not one, not two, but THREE new Facebook pages to lead up to this year's BotCon 2015 "Cybertron's Most Wanted" comic story.

    Rook - Axiom Nexus News: Investigative Journalist, Andromeda - Axiom Nexus News Reporter, and Axiom Nexus News Editor are the three pages and profiles for this year, with all three characters giving us the latest news reports and updates on all the goings-on and happenings in the city of Axiom Nexus. It's sure to be quite an eventful build up this year as there is plenty to see and hear about in this multiversal hub of a Cybertronian city. You can find out more from Rook, Andromeda, and their News Editor by heading over to each of their pages and reading through all of their posts in chronological order (bottom to top, that is).
  • 2015-05-10 6:39 am by Sabrblade
    The Transformers Collectors Club has Tweeted new in hand pics of the soon to be released Figure Subscription Service 3.0 Carzap w/ G.B. Blackrock and G2 Starscream figures.

    Carzap is a remold of Generations Thrilling 30 Deluxe Bumblebee with a new headsculpt. He is based on an unreleased redeco of G2 Windbreaker that was to have been released as part of Takara's Block Town line. As a homage to Blocktown, Carzap comes with a little Kre-O gas pump and a Kreon of the G1 human G.B. Blackrock, the billionaire industrialist who was the Autobots' main financial supporter in the Marvel Comics.

    And G2 Starscream is, of course, a redeco of Classics Starscream in Generation 2 colors.
  • 2015-05-10 6:23 am by Sabrblade
    TFSource has posted the first official colored images of the upcoming Masterpiece MP-26 Road Rage figure. A remold of MP-25 Tracks, this figure sports an all new headsculpt, upper chest piece, biceps, pelvis, thighs, and maybe more. She is the first ever female Masterpiece toy, and her deco is not only based on the original e-HOBBY G1 figure, but is also based heavily on Animated Road Rage from the TCC "Moving Violations" comic.

    In addition, she comes with a redeco of Tracks little Blaster boombox accessory, recolored blue as Twincast, and instead of Raoul, she includes a little nozzle weapon that can attach to the front grill of either hers or Tracks's flying car mode to become Tracks's black beam gun that he used in "Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1".
  • 2015-05-10 6:06 am by Sabrblade
    Autobase Aichi has found what appears to be the first official image of TakaraTomy's Transformers Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus figure. A redeco of Generations Combiner Wars Leader class Ultra Magnus, this is to be the Japanese-domestic release of the figure with several new paint apps added to the figure, particularly with IDW MTMTE comic-accurate red thighs!

    However, there is one very important aspect of this figure that is very much not comic-accurate. In fact, it is a change made from the Hasbro version that outright defies the IDW comics altogether. Minimus Ambus has been redecoed into, of all things, Alpha Trion. That's right, while the Ultra Magnus body adopts more comic-inspired colors, the core essence of this version of Ultra Magnus has been replaced by a tiny version of another guy by the power of (to borrow gamer colloquialism) palette-swapping. Didn't see that one coming, did we? ;)
  • 2015-05-09 12:07 pm by Sabrblade
    The 72nd episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots has aired on Discovery Family. Titled "A New Hero", this episode is Part 2 of last episode's unexpected cliffhanger ending. Last time, new recruits Blurr and Salvage were undergoing Rescue Force Training by four Sigma-17 bots. However, while Salvage was adjusting well to a life of helping people, Blurr couldn't have cared less and was nothing but trouble to the rest of the team. Though some on the team were still willing to believe in him, Blurr and the others just couldn't stand each other to the point that Heatwave wanted Blurr reassigned, and Blurr stole the team's spaceship to abandon them and Earth for good. Now, Blurr's in outer space on his way to who knows where, while Griffin Rock comes under attack by solar flare activity, and an even greater terror from above. Can the Bots keep the island safe from this cosmic threat without their ship? And is the traitorous Blurr gone for good?
  • 2015-05-09 8:43 am by Sabrblade
    The eighth episode of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. In this one, titled "True Colors", Grimlock seems to have turned traitor, going berserk and attacking the other Autobots. He's acting abnormally as well, talking to himself and trying to steal from the scrapyard. Naturally, the other Autobots are all divided over how to handle Grimlock's apparent betrayal. How can they work through this and find the truth behind Grimlock's turn to the dark side?
  • 2015-05-08 11:43 am by Sabrblade
    Weibo user Starscream韋 has posted an image of what at first appears to just be Generations Combiner Wars Leader class Armada Megatron, but something in the background is of far greater interest. Behind Megatron is what appears to be a large box for a Generation 2 redeco of the Combiner Wars Superion gestalt. Even visible on this box (inside Megatron's open armpit) is what appears to be a blue redeco of Deluxe class Air Raid in vehicle mode. Could we be getting a G2 Superion set from Hasbro as some kind of convention exclusive, or even as a Platinum Edition set as an online exclusive? Time will tell.
  • 2015-05-05 7:54 pm by Sabrblade
    The Transformers Collectors Club has sent out an email updating Club members on several things. Namely that both the free membership incentive Lio Convoy figure and the Subscription Service 3.0 figures are on their way and should be shipping very soon. See the email message below for the details.

    Also, the 2015 Club Store exclusive Nova Prime figure is now available for purchase. Priced at $59..00 plus shipping, it is a remold of Generations Orion Pax using the same headsculpt as the new Lio Convoy figure. The order page includes the figure's bio, which is most cryptic about the character's identity and home universe (as it is possibly not the IDW version of the character).
  • 2015-05-03 6:36 pm by Sabrblade
    Weibo user Lost-Zzl has posted in hand images of what could possibly be the first leaked photos of a souvenir figure for BotCon 2015. The figure in question is a redeco of Generations Thrilling 30 Voyager class Roadbuster in a color scheme that appears to be based on the unreleased Generation 2 General Optimus Prime figure, which was originally going to be a redeco of the G2 Decepticon Auto Roller Dirtbag. As this comes from an unofficial source, consider this figure an unconfirmed rumor, but time will tell if it turns out to be real or not.
  • 2015-05-03 11:05 am by Sabrblade
    Yesterday, the 71st episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Discovery Family. Titled "Rescue Bots Academy", the team puts newcomers Blurr and Salvage through some Rescue Force training to help them learn how to be Rescue Bots. However, while Salvage seems to be getting the hang of things, Blurr proves to be more difficult than cooperative, putting the team, innocent humans, and the missions in jeopardy several times over. Can Blurr learn to be a team player and work out his differences with the others? Or is this Autobot simply unteachable?