It’s been nearly 34 years since the treacherous “Quints” made their first appearance in #TransformersTheMovie, and we’ve wanted a toy representation of them ever since! At long last, we get a modern interpretation, complete w/ 5 rotating faces! Plus, as rumor has it, there may be more Quintessons coming available in the #WarForCybertron #Earthrise series. Stay tuned, we may learn more about this at ToyFair 2020 in a few short weeks!
For now, we’re delighted at the first official release. This toy is a part of the “Quintesson Invasion” 3-pack sold with Shockwave and Prowl. Time is running out! Have you found it yet? (Apologies for the poor sound quality, but had to play the right song in a hurry to set the mood! ;)
Do we have any fans of Thunderwing? It looks as though he may be featured in the upcoming IDW Transformers 84 comic series. It has been a long while since we have had a full size figure of Thunderwing, maybe TRANSFORMERS has plans for Thunderwing in the future ~ well in the mean time, Siege Voyager Apeface serves as a decent body for Titans Returns Thunderwing.
Two Live #Transformers Movies in the Works one a continuation of #BumblebeeMovie the other based on #BeastWars!
According to several credible sources! Which of these concepts has you more excited?!
“Transformers, the IP that never dies, based on the 1980s toy franchise with the slogan “more than meets the eye” is being developed again at Paramount with two projects, one by Murder Mystery scribe James Vanderbilt and the other by John Wick Chapter 3 EP and Army of the Dead scribe Joby Harold.
The Vanderbilt project, from what I heard, is based on Transformers spinoff Beast Wars which are robots that transform into robotic animals like Cheetor (Cheetah), Optimus Primal (Gorilla), Rhinox (Rhinoceros) and more. Vanderbilt has been on the project since April. There’s news today that one project is based in the Bumblebee universe...”
This figure is one of the BEST studio series figures to date! When I look upon this figure, it is as if I am looking at a posable mini Prime1 Studios statue. This is most definitely the best DOTM Shockwave that we have been given surpassing the likes of even Takara movie best line. This figure looks amazing from all angles, no gaps, no holes, nothing, it is very solid and well put together. The figure shares parts and engineering with ROTF Megatron but not to a degree that I would call them the same mold / remold. Shockwave includes a paratrooper, Brains and Wheelie, use cause as they are very tiny and could be easily lost or swallowed by pets or small children. This is a perfect use of the Leader Class price point, the figure scales with SS Voyager Megatron, it is a Voyager in terms of basic height as at one time, all Voyagers were roughly the same height, but it is definitely a Leader in terms of heft and build. What do you think of Studio Series Shockwave?
Fans at Autobase Aichi can’t wait to get a complete set of Seacons and unite them into their combined form either! ~ Accordingly, they opened up 6 - Gulf (Skalor) toys and well, see for yourself. Seeing these toys in and out of package gives us hope they’ll finally be available to all soon!
In the eighties there were several lines of transformable toys competing with Transformers. But only a series of cartoons, the Gobots. In the end we all know that Transformers won. But, was there anything you think Gobots did better?
In 2020, the new theme for the year is the Goldrush Games. BotBots tribes are competing in the Goldrush Games, a competition to see which tribes are the most mischievous! Winners win one of the shiny gold trophy bots from the Winner's Circle tribe! The mad dash to grab the gold is on!
The series 4 collector’s guide is now available to download from the updated BotBots brand page. This guide highlights gold bots from the Winner’s Circle tribe as well as other new tribes that will be available in 2020 such as…
· Magic Tricksters – the tricky little tribe of bots from the magic store!
· Movie Moguls – a band of movie buff bots from the movie theatre!
· Science Alliance – mad scientist bots from the science store!
Thanks to Hasbro for the info and alerting us to the update!
TOYROBOT - (Printed on Paper!?!) Magazine Announced for Fans of Transforming Toys #Transformers
It has been a long time since the days of ToyFare or other magazines were a regular on the newsstand, as a (primary, back then!) source of info and joy for Transformers collectors like us. Now a group of dedicated fans is putting together a publication dedicated to the toys we love to collect! I had a chance to ask one of the editors, Bill Freitag about the debut issue (of which we are happy to have made a contribution! More on this to follow...)
Unicron.com: So this is going to be a kickstarter project?
Bill Freitag: Yes, hopefully within the next few weeks or so
u.c: So people contribute $s and then this magazine would be mailed to supporters?
BF: Yup! We’re going to have several tiers with the option of getting the first issue or the full subscription of 6 issues.
u.c: guessing you're hoping to sell it to retail outlets also, but that's not worked out yet?
BF: Distribution is still being researched, but we’d like to get it in stores! I’m sure we will have the option to order/subscribe online past the Kickstarter as well.
u:c: so the magazine cover says "Jan/Feb 2020" If the kickstarter is going to go into swing in the next week or two, when's the soonest this issue could show up on someone's doorstep?
BF: That will probably change, cause a kickstarter is gonna go for 30 days, so I’m betting March, but we’re ready to print.
unicron:com: We're excited to have had the opportunity to contribute to the inaugural issue! More on this to come! We invite you to follow them on Facebook for more info and updates:
"Here it is everyone! This is the cover of our very first issue of ToyRobot! The entire first issue is nearly complete, and we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the coming weeks. This magazine will contain unique articles, images, and posters you won't find anywhere else online. We are super proud and super excited to be able to share this with everyone! With - Erik Braley Bill Freitag Troy McQuillen Eliot Lucas McQuillen Creative Group Unicron.com Motu Joe"
#IDW Comic Mini-Series Announcement: #Transformers ‘84: SECRETS AND LIES
No school like the old school. #HasbroPulseUnboxed has an interview with series editor David Mariotte. http://bit.ly/2tzFJu9
“Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies is a prequel to the original run of Transformers comics from 1984. The first issue of this 4-part miniseries will be available April 1st 2020.
...Simon Furman returns! The beloved writer, accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, return to tell a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot!”
The art here is amazing! But is it only for the comic or could this be hinting at something more? Did they use Star Saber here for any particular reason ~ what do you think? Could a new toy of Star Saber be in our future?
"Acquired directly from Marvel Productions in 1989 these in-house studio glossy copies shows ... earlier take"(s), on the the original TFTM characters. Not sure exactly how rare they are, but I've never seen them before, and they look super sweet to me!
Prize Inside! has released a Trap and PKE meter for #Transformers Generations Ectotron through their Shapeways store! Each 5mm accessory features Transformers Siege/Earthrise energy effects compatibility!