ZA-03 Blitzkrieg, part of Zeta's Armageddon combiner team, transforms from robot to a big rig with a flatbed trailer. In robot mode he is armed with a large blaster rifle while in vehicle mode he is mounted with large double barreled cannon. His flatbed is large enough to transport another member of the Armageddon team. Estimated to arrive July 2018 Pre-order yours from BigBadToyStore today!
Cover art for the Bumblebee film prequel comic series TPB highlights an interesting look for the featured Autobot. It draws elements from both live action films, with a little more G1 style. >>edit: cover art by Sara Pitre Durocher.
The listing on Penguin Random House, also provides the following plot summary:
“Fan-favorite Autobot Bumblebee is recruited for a top secret mission, and 1960s London won’t know what hit it when this robot in disguise goes undercover.
It’s high-tech, high-octane, high-clearance spy hijinks in From Cybertron with Love.
Some call him Goldfender, but the name’s Bee… Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee’s trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when their base is destroyed from within, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst…and, in the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Cybertronian.
From long-time Transformers writer and British super spy aficionado John Barber (Optimus Prime, Action Man), From Cybertron With Love is the official prequel to the new Bumblebee film, in theaters December 2018.”
Describing the upcoming line with us back in February at ToyFair, Hasbro representatives told us that there would be two key features that distinguish this line from other movie toys. First, use of CGI models directly from ILM (who did effects for all live action films) provide a dramatically more screen accurate look. Second, toy designers had intention to maintain *scale* from figure to figure across the line. I saw these photos on Weibo which highlight this point. Notice Megatron, a Voyager Class toy stands taller and to scale, even next to the Leader Class Blackout.
Gorgeous photos courtesy of 屌飞船奇遇记 on Weibo, DIO Transformers Photo Collection - http://fx.weico.cc/share/23857235.html?weibo_id=4240711676950690
Transformers Figure Concept Artist Emiliano Santalucia has the following to say about this image, recently published on HasbroPulse website:
“It's so cool to see what is the process to tun one of my sketches into a fully functional Transfomers!
This is from the Transfomers official Instagram:
transformersofficial #Repost @HasbroPulse: MEGATRON PRETENGINEERING. Pretengineering is pretend engineering created to explain the dynamic functionality of each Transformers robot.
Is this a glimpse of things coming soon in War For Cybertron or Cyberverse or something else? Let the speculation begin.
Hate to admit, my interest in the upcoming Takara Masterpiece has been piqued after seeing and learning more about the toy it’s based on.
According to the author of the “Diaclone” page of TFWiki
“The Diaclone toyline was first introduced in 1980, but it was not until March 1982 that toys with alt modes based on realistic, present-day vehicles began to appear as part of the "Car Robots" sub-line. The first one was the Diaclone predecessor of Sunstreaker, whom Hasbro now considers the first fully-fledged transforming car-to-robot toy ever designed.”
Courtesy of 饿了吧_elba on Weibo has shared a nice collection of photos Of this toy which would go on to be repurposed by Hasbro as G1 Sunstreaker in the early 1980’s!
Now, all these years later, Masterpiece Sunstreaker is getting a homage redeco to this very classic piece of almost-Transformers history!
New test-shot images of R-02 Challenger from Unique Toys just hit the net. Check out the gallery of this stunning fully transformable figure, and pre-order one for yourself today at The Chosen Prime. http://www.thechosenprime.com/UTR02Challenger
Today, the third episode of Machinima's new Transformers: Power of the Primes online mini-series has aired on Go90 and Tumblr. Titled "Without Warning", the Autobots must contend with the double threat of both Predaking and Volcanicus as Megatron finds some mysterious thing elsewhere. While over at the Well of Sparks, Megatronus situates both the Enigma of Combination and the Matrix of Leadership as he recalls more about his past. ...
Check out close-up photos of the upcoming redeco of Masterpiece Megatron, based on the G1 original toy, courtesy of Autobase Aichi. Our official recommendation: You still should NOT bring this toy on you commercial airline flight, carry-on bags!
Today, the second episode of Machinima's new Transformers: Power of the Primes online mini-series has aired on Go90 and Tumblr. Titled "Volcanicus", the Dinobots have merged into the titular Dinocombiner, ready to engage the onlooking Perceptor, Windblade, and Victorion, while Megatron finds himself occupied elsewhere. Meanwhile, Overlord and Rodimus Cron contend with the other combiners back in Metroplex City. ...
Today, the first episode of Machinima's new Transformers: Power of the Primes online mini-series has aired on Go90 and Tumblr. Titled "The Swamp", this episode picks up shortly after where we last left off at the end of Titans Return. The evil Megatronus is back and, after having killed Optimus Prime, has taken possession of the Matrix of Leadership and the Enigma of Combination. He seeks to add a third relic to this collection of his, the Requiem Blaster. Elsewhere, a group consisting of Windblade, Victorion, Perceptor, and Megatron seek the same relic in a swamp, but run into a new problem. ...