#TransformersMovie Barricade - Premier Edition Deluxe
The updated new look is among several pleasant surprises of The Last Knight. I think his robot mode more effectively conveys the idea that he's a beat cop, out on patrol, doing some stealthy detective work on Megatron's orders.
His all new gallery is now available in the 2017 Section of unicron.com
Or on your smartphone via TFDb
Courtesy of Speedjolt of the tfw2005 boards we see our first confirmed sighting of the toy at a Toys R Us in Burbank, CA. A recolor of the 2006 Cybertron Primus this figure has MSRP of $150. The deco looks great and the role of Cybertron in The Last Knight certainly does pique my interest, but it's a tougher sell at that price for a figure many already own. What do you think? Who wants one?
Dedicated Fans in China built life-sized, Transformable Optimus Prime!
It's quite possibly a fun trick w/ photoshop, but still fun to see. Wish I could read Chinese, or we'd tell say more. If anyone out there can decipher the text on Weibo, let us know and we'll pass along the translation!
F2F - Now Featuring Several Promotions w/ Cinematic Universe Characters
Win a 4-star Barricade, purchase premium Cinematic Crystal bundle or play the new spotlight mission "A Question of Loyalty" featuring Cinematic Hot Rod and Drift. All new features are now available in the mobile app game, Forged To Fight.
Protectobots, Getaway, Bluestreak, Grapple and more! A recent tweet by artist Alex Milne shows off some beautiful cover art for upcoming issue 10! Pencils and inks by Milne @markerguru w/ colors by Joshua Perez @dyemooch
In celebration of the US release of The Last Knight today, we're excited to let you know that BigBadToyStore.com has the Wave 2 of Deluxe Premier Movie Figures in stock and ready to ship! This wave includes the fantastic Sqweeks Figure (with repair bay trailer - a nod to G1 Prime), Steelbane (a Knight of Cybertron), and all new Drift based on his new car mode, and a very nice looking recolor of AOE Slug. Order yours today!
So, now that you've seen The Last Knight, what did you think?!?! ---Read on and share your thoughts - IF you've seen the movie and/or don't mind SPOILERS AHEAD!
Our impressions overall: very positive
* It's visually stunning- Michael Bay at his best.
* Robot personality depiction - very solid, the best Transformers movie yet, in this very important regard.
* The plot: complex, even for this Transformers fan, super familiar w/ the lore - I had to see it twice to wrap my brain around several aspects, particularly the motivation of the Knights... but IMHO it's worth taking time to figure out!
* Biggest Disappointment: we never get to see Cogman transform into the head of Sir Hopkin's Aston Martin! Nor Nitro. Dang!
* Most pleasant surprise: Quintessa! Is she a "Prime of Life" ?! -- or just the "Prime of Deception." Or a Prime at all?! I LOVE the expansion of this lore and Transformers backstory.
Check out the new batch of stock photos for upcoming Toys R Us - Mission to Cybertron exclusives: Infernocus, Skullitron and more. Can't wait to see him (Infernocus) beheaded on the big screen tonight!
On the opening week the #TramsformersMovie The first "Mission to Cybertron" Toys R Us exclusives are starting to hit retailers. (Hopefully the signals more of their to come...). The new deco on Protoform Optimus looks terrific but at $40 it's a tough sell including a former Walmart Deluxe from 2011. Also first seen today. one-step Robots in Disguise Heatseeker.
One of the things I most enjoy about the new mobile app game, Forged to Fight is that it has given me an excuse to pull out and enjoy old toys/characters which I formally had just collecting dust on shelves. Such is the case of 2008 Universe Sideswipe, ho is one of my favorite playable characters in the game.
Check out his all new photo gallery in he 2008 Transformers Section of unicron.com
Also viewable on the mobile app TFDb - Transformers Fan Database!
Special thanks to artist Marcelo Matere provided the character design drawings for us at our recent visit to KABAM studios in Vancouver! A full report of the tour is forthcoming after all the movie hoopla dies down!
Paramount Digital Entertainment has updated their iMessage sticker pack for iPhone users. It’s now complete with some new Autobot and Decepticon badges, and some signature Michael Bay-level explosion animated stickers :) If you’d be up for sharing with the fans, we’d appreciate it!
Yesterday, the 54th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Out of the Shadows", Drift's past as a Decepticon comes back to haunt him as his former mentor, Shadow Raker, arrives on Earth to reclaim something that Drift (formerly Deadlock) had apparently stolen from him: The Mini-Cons Slipstream and Jetstorm. Can the Bee Team help Drift protect his Mini-Con proteges from Shadow Raker? And did Drift really steal the duo from his once and former Decepticon master? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Pete Sinclair of Pete's Robot Convention (the spiritual successor to BotCon) has sent out an email to all preregistered attendees with additional details for the convention's scheduled events and their locations. Below is a copy of the original email message. ...
Yesterday, the 53rd episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Get a Clue", the Bee Team finds itself struggling to capture a rather elusive Decepticon thief, whose recent thefts have proving abnormally swift and baffling to comprehend. Eager to bring the criminal justice, Strongarm assumes the role of a hard-boiled detective, film noir-style, to find out more about their latest perpetrator. Can she uncover who's behind the thefts and bring 'em in? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
We are now exactly two weeks and one day away from Pete's Robot Convention and the deadline to preregister is tomorrow, Friday, June 9, 2017. They've also announced on their Facebook more reveals of unused souvenir concepts originally proposed for BotCon 2017, all made from Titans Return figures. Below is a copy of the original announcement. ...
We're a little over two weeks away from the spiritual successor to BotCon, Pete's Robot Convention, and the deadline to pre-register is this Friday! Be sure to get your registration in on time, as it's only a mere $59.75 USD! Also, they've announced on their Facebook a few more previews to come at the con, so check out the original announcement below. ...
The 52nd episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "The Great Divide", a freak accident results in the Bee Team combining together for the second time, much to their horror. Upon their separation, something went wrong as Sideswipe has been split into two of himself! As each Sideswipe is only one-half of his personality, this cripples the team's ability in their latest confrontation with Dragstrip. Can the two Sideswipes be made whole again or is this the end for the cocky young Autobot? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Pete's Robot Convention (the smaller-scaled spiritual successor to BotCon, hosted by Pete Sinclair) has announced on its Facebook the full lineup of the convention's schedule of events, complete with descriptions of each panel. Plus, they have also provided a sneak preview at what is to come for the Saturday afternoon panel that with dive into all sorts of behind-the-scenes goodies from Fun Publications's former Transformers Collectors Club. Below is a copy of the original announcement post. ...
The 51st episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Bee Cool", this episode marks the end of Blurr's visit with the team as Sideswipe's intern, while Bumblebee, seeing how well the younger Sideswipe and Blurr get along with each other, sets out to prove that he just as cool as they are. Of greater importance, however, the Stunticons return with the appearance of Dragstrip and Wildbreak, who are basically evil Transformer equivalents of Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden and Art Carney's Ed Norton from The Honeymooners. The two troublemakers aim to steal a large supply of Cybertronian weapons that have been hidden in a city. Can the Bee Team stop this new combiner duo, or have they finally met their match? To find out, then, BANG ZOOM, let's rev up and roll out! ...