“Firestormer” based on the pair of G1 Autobot cassettes that turned from cassettes into tank/jet Grandslam/Raindance, and combined to form Slamdance. Who remembers them?! What a great idea! Love that Hasbro is bringing them back.
Skywarp another much needed Tetrajet and Greenlight will be sold as “Battlepacks” which include Battlemasters.
Several additional new Battlemasters are also shown, each with new and colorful blast effects.
Source: Chinese Social and search engine Tieba Baidu and In Demand Toys In Facebook - http://bit.ly/2UB7udh
MakeToys MTCD-01P Cross Dimension Striker Manus PREMIUM EDITION is now in-stock and ready to ship from our sponsor TFsource. I picked this figure up myself and I can tell you that it looks every bit as stunning in person as it does in the promo pics and it also comes with even more extra accessories than are pictured! I've also included a few pics of him united with Buster Skywing for your viewing pleasure. Pick up yours today from the following link! http://bit.ly/TFsource_MakeToys_MTCD01P_Striker-Manus_Premium
World of 3A just released images and launched pre-orders for their Premium Scale Movie Bumblebee figure. Check out the gallery of this gorgeously screen-accurate figure, and reserve yours today at the following link! http://bit.ly/TheChosenPrime_3A_PREMIUM-Scale_BUMBLEBEE
There has been no official word from Hasbro or Takara yet, but a recent (magazine scan?) image is floating around Chinese social media Weibo showing what appears to be our first look at a resin model prototype for the Seacon Leader. If this turns out to be true, it looks like there are combiner ports on him so hopefully other team members are in the works as well!
War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 4 deluxe Brunt and Refraktor are now available for PRE-ORDER from our sponsor BigBadToyStore! Order yours today from the following link! http://bit.ly/BBTS_WFC-SIEGE_Brunt-Refraktor
Weekend project! Since there was no compelling reason to open the toy sooner, I decided to wait until I got both ToyHax stickers & DNA Accessory upgrades before I cracked it open! Though still not perfect, I’m pleased with how it turned out w/ these simple additions.
The DNA accessory upgrade includes some beautiful and much needed new giant orange monkey hands. Each finger has 3 points of articulation which looks amazing! I never liked how the original toy had those weird 90 degree bend in the fore-fingers. It also includes Optimal’s orange laser rifles, a pair of Primal swords, 2 less-hollow guns to be mounted on his chest, upgraded fore-arm panel armor. Perhaps most important of all, a wheel so he can turn into his Cybertronian armored car mode and cure the hollow chest problem of his beast mode.
The toyhax sticker updates are equally essential! Several areas of missing red paint deco on the Deluxe (season 1) Primal are necessary additions, and the gorilla and combined Optimal Optimus robot mode needs some extra shine, which these stickers provide!
Overall, I believe this is toy suffered from the budget restrictions of being a Leader Class figure of the line and really needed to be more. Would’ve been great, for example, as a “Commander Class” toy like Siege Jetfire... That said, third party add-ons provide the necessary elements to bring it up a few notches, closer to what I had hoped for originally. I’ve also come to realize how we’re all #SpoiledBySiege because wow does that Deluxe component Primal need rocker ankles!
The complete gallery (lots more before/after) photos available on the site - unicron.com
or through the app, TFDb
Freelance #Transformers (& more) Concept Artist Emiliano Santalucia Interview
Italian website madmass.it interviews the designer who has worked on many toys throughout the Prime Wars Trilogy and upcoming toys like the #Ghostbusters crossover Ectrotron (package art)! Ooooh what else might have been working on lately?!?!
Thankfully, web browsers can loosely translate the Italian:
“Madmass: ...looking at Emiliano's professional history, is to find oneself in front of a true collectibles enthusiast.
ES: ... 2008 the turning point. Made contact with Hasbro, I started the work that I still do and that I hope to do for the rest of my life: the toy designer and concept designer... ...our job is to be at the service of the company's vision and internal designers. Obviously we put our own, but it is not, or should never be, an expression of personal taste, but rather an ability to adapt to the needs of the project...”
Read the loosely translated article here - http://bit.ly/2XtGSMV
New card coming in wave 3 Siege gives us a very interesting star card combo! Even though his stats are worse than average his skills are great! Also something worth noting is the tetra jet alt mode, siege Starscream resembling robot mode in a wave titled Siege!! New Needlenose toy?!?
Joining the ranks of wave 3 Siege we now have Alpha Trion! This is an interesting new card with some very good skills! If we get some Spaceship cards (crossing my fingers) this character might work nicely with Major Shockwave? Let me know what you think, play on!
Happy to see more battle card with character combos! And it’s really nice to see this one with Trailbreaker an Force Field!
Sargent Cog is the first Super Rare 10 star weapon upgrade! Is he worth it?? I think so, though his robot mode has pretty bad stats and no skills to make up for it, when he is KO’d you may attach him to one of your characters +4 attack (which has only been seen on cards like Grenade Launcher or Reckless Charge!!) and a pretty great skill the would have worked great with Swap Parts RIP. Too soon? #TransformersTCG
It’s a pretty simple re-color of Starscream with exactly the same special moves and game play, but it does show a sign of life at Kabam, and we’re hoping to see more!
“Today, Kabam officially added Thundercracker to their TRANSFORMERS-themed mobile fighting game Transformers Forged to Fight! Starting now, players can officially add the Deception to their ultimate squad of Transformers.
Often fighting in the shadow of fellow Decepticon Starscream, Thundercracker loves a good battle…but only against a worthy opponent. He hates fighting against humans because it feels like unfair victory rather than true combat, and Decepticons aren’t forged to fight by overpowering the weak.”
Bot intel report - http://bit.ly/2XjeHAm
Thanks to Hasbro PR for passing along the info!
#Transformers #3 is out today! Meanwhile IDW Senior Editor @TomWaltz Tweets art preview of issue 4! Remember, the new series is bi-monthly, which means it should be out in just a few weeks!
“Hey #Transformers fans! Thanks for picking up #Transformers #3 today! The entire creative team truly appreciates your continued support! We've got some shockers coming in the next few issues -- real doozies! Meantime, since you're all so awesome, here's a sneak peek at issue #4!”
“I need that flight tech!” - Studio Series 44 DotM Optimus Prime
Always wanted an Optimus, complete with trailer that transforms into that crazy weapons rack and rocket-backpack! Are we to understand that this trailer is what became of the corpse of Jetfire after he committed suicide and Revenge of the Fallen?
My other, favorite ridiculous Optimus line from this film is when he screams,
“I’M COMING FOR YOOOOOO!”
The first time you hear it we assume he’s calling to Sam that he’s coming to rescue him. Only later did you see that OP is totally oblivious to Sam and it’s really just a battle cry as he charges in with guns blazing to destroy Shockwave’s giant worm monster thing! Just so out of character for Optimus you have to laugh!
Our first look at the figure, in package and official publicity photos comes by way of Autobase Aichi - http://bit.ly/2GrXDma