BigBadToyStore is now taking pre-orders for Takara Tomy's Encore God Fire Convoy from the Car Robots Series (also know as Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus from US release of the same animated series in 2000 called "Robots in Disguise", not to be confused with the current running TF series of the same name). If you don't have this combo already, here's your chance to get your hands on these fan favorite figures! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/62383
Finally! My Beast Wars favorite character gets some love! The Executive Producer "MikeKabam" of the mobile app game (which we love) made the announcement on their Facebook page and community forums. Their update summary outline below:
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Version 4.0 will be available October 18th with brand new features, improvements and fixes!
Act 3, Chapter 3 is now unlocked!
Megatron's rise to power culminates in this chapter as the Scientist struggles to prove his value to his crazed leader. The Scientist offers his latest creations, further enhancing Megatron's Sharkticons and legion of Transformers to carry out his maniacal ambitions. Can the Commander and his allies remove this terrible foe? Maybe with the help of some new allies...
10 new powerful Masteries are now available!
- Glass Cannon: Increases the Attack Rating of all your Bots, but lowers their maximum Health
- Double Edge: Increases the Attack Rating of all your Bots, but they suffer a Bleed Debuff every fight
- Despair: Enemies Repair less Health for each Debuff they're suffering from
- Suppression: Enemies suffering Stun trigger fewer abilities and Repair less Health
- Stupefy: When your Bots inflict Stun, it lasts longer
- Deep Wounds: When your Bots inflict Bleed Debuffs, they last longer and deal extra damage
- Bleed Resistance: Any Bleed Damage your Bots would take is reduced
- Shock Resistance: Any Shock Damage your Bots would take, such as Shock Debuffs, is reduced
- Silica Plating: Any Heat Damage your Bots would take, such as Burn Debuffs, is reduced
- Inhibitor: Enemies suffering from Shock or Stun generate less Power
- Awakening Programs have been added, providing a way to activate a Bot signature ability without duplicating it.
- Signature Upgrades have been added, allowing the upgrading of a signature ability of an already awakened Bot. A Signature Upgrade will add to the Bot's Signature Ability level.
Improvements & Fixes
- Bot statistics that increase from Upgrading and Forging are showcased more clearly
- Alliance Missions will initially provide a recommended Map and Difficulty based on your Alliance
- Editing the Alliance objective or description now supports changing the existing text
- Tapping on a Relic during a raid will display additional about it
- Added a setting to refresh ‘don’t show again’ popups
- The Fight menu has been updated to better showcase relevant Missions
- The Spark inventory now default sorts by class, and has new filter options for Mod and Alpha sparks
- The Daily mission banner will update to showcase the relevant class each day
- Tapping a player’s name on the Raid leaderboard will display their Commander profile
- Clarification for what fight round of an Arena series you are in
- Crashing during loading into Raids or Mission fights will no longer apply a health penalty
- Fixed an issue that caused extra Bots to appear in combat
- Fixed a delay when Ramjet fires his Special 1 attack, along with other related delays
- Crash fixes and optimizations
Not exactly sure why, but this guy always was my favorite Terrorcon. Maybe it's the colors, or the sculpt, or his bad@$$ land shark alt mode. He finally gets a modern update in 2018 Power of the Primes, and we got an up close look to photograph and share with you!
Check out what just arrived at The Chosen Prime! SXS Toys R-04 Hot Flame (AKA IDW MTMTE/Lost Light styled Rodimus) is in-stock and ready to ship! In our opinion, Hot Flame is more faithful to Alex Milne's interior comic art, while MMC R-27 Calidus is more faithful to Milne's Concept sketch for Rodimus. It's up to you to decide which version you like better, but if you're a Lost Light fan then one of these is certainly a must have! Purchase yours today at the links below!
The winged bird monster Terrorcon is back with his original G1 character name in 2018 Power of the Primes. We had the opportunity to check out the toy and othe PotP reveals at #HasbroNYCC. Photos of Cutthroat, the other Terrorcons, Dinobots and Power of the Primes toys are now accessible in the 2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com
On your smartphone try TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
Another batch of art for upcoming 2018 Transformers figures just found its way to Chinese Social Media. A card front/back for Elita-1 reveals she, similar to the G1 cartoon series:
"Freezes and accelerates time without draining her energy."
We also see package art for Inferno, Moonracer and Elita-1, as well as a clip of instructions for Volcanicus.
Oi, still have catching up to do from #HasbroNYCC. Check out another Prime Master reveal from the Hasbro display. I love that we're getting a Hasbro release Pretender of this formerly Japan/Takara-exclusive character. Interesting pairing to put Vector Prime the master of time, with Metalhawk!
Images archived and available in the 2018 Transformers Section
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Yesterday, the 67th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Something He Ate", as the Autobots lock up the captured members of Steeljaw's Pack, Underbite gets loose and starts chowing down on the Bee Team's GroundBridge, essentially becoming a living GroundBridge himself. It's a grand-scale game of cat-and-mouse as the Bots attempt to pursue and recapture the ravenous Underbite as he consumes more metal to power himself up and warps away to a new location which each hiccup. Can the team contain this teleporting terror? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Courtesy of TFCN on Facebook, images include character art for the Terrorcons combined form Abominus, the female team Combiner (name unknown but Moonracer was revealed at HASCON) and a third until now unknown combiner! We also get a look at Rodimus Unicronus package back, Alchemist Prime instructions sheet, and a glimpse of Abominus instructions...
The New Series: Transformers Cyberverse - First Look!
The upcoming show is set to follow Robots in Disguise, "sometime in 2018" with the official synopsis and first visual glimpse of the show's direction below:
"Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake! Only, he can’t remember what it is? It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. He relives fun moments when he played Cybertronian sports with his friends, and even tragic ones that would change his life. His past will shape him into becoming the hero we know today...
Of course, it wouldn't be a Transformers show without Decepticons, and they will be returning in force for Transformers: Cyberverse.
As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out...
The memory fragments narrative also gives the team a chance to feature classic Transformers stories if they so choose, and the Chapter format could lead the series to feature other eras as well.
Transformers: Cyberverse is being developed by Hasbro and Boulder Media Studios, and will hit television sometime in 2018."
G1 Original Cartoon Cel Animation Cels - For Sale Via Fan Extraordinaire, Jim Sorenson
"One of my Transformers contacts has asked me to help sell a few G1 Transformers cels. We did this before and it worked very well, so we'll try again. At present they have five for sale: The seller requests anonymity, so I'm acting as intermediary.
The five pieces are: Insecticons, Prowl vs Laserbeak, Explosion, Windcharger, Autobots. Bidding should start at $400 each, except the explosion ($100 minimum.)
How this works is simple. If you're interested in any of these cels, just PM me your offer. (Note that you're going to have to add 3% for paypal and another few bucks for insured shipping on top of your best offer, so price that into consideration.) I'll list out the bids (but not bidders) here. There's a buy-it-now price of $4,000 for the lot of them. Otherwise I'll let it run for about a week.
They're all nice pieces, with backgrounds. I can authenticate that they're original Sunbow pieces from back in the day. Backgrounds are about 10x14 inches. Good luck to anyone whose interested!
Prize Inside! has just released Prime Master to Pretender Titan Master faceplate kits for Micronus/Cloudburst, Liege Maximo/Skullgrin, Vector Prime/Metalhawk and Alchemist Prime/Submarauder through their Shapeways store:
Available as a set or individually: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/trentsworkshop?sort=newest
Did you ever think you would walk into your local toy store and see something so kick@$$ as a trio of smartly designed, well made, Hasbro/official Leader Class "Phase Sixers" as this? What an awesome sight! Happy hunting!
Please report your findings here:
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Another Takara only figure, originally released in 2001 Carrobots line is getting a modern updated. This in the form of Titans Return Fortress Maximus retool. Official photos posted today on Takara's official site include the clear (Power of the Primes) Prime Master recolor.
courtesy of http://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810963691/
Yesterday, the 66th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Collateral Damage", the Decepticon Soundwave has at last freed himself from the Shadowzone and aims to summon Megatron to Earth with a beacon generator whose energy ouput will in turn end up wiping out all life on Earth. Optimus Prime returns to Earth to aid the Bee Team during the crisis and takes on the overpowered Laserbeak himself as the rest of the Autobots engage Soundwave directly. Will Soundwave succeed in bringing forth the once and former leader of the Decepticons? Can the Autobots stop this latest bout of doomsday? To find, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Yesterday, the 65th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Prisoner Principles", Strongarm successfully arrests Clampdown whilst on a mission with her team, but due to the severity of the mission, she is forced to juggle maintaining his handcuffed captivity while simultaneously engaging the rest of Steeljaw's Pack in the field with her teammates. Matters are only made worse when a vindictive Thunderhoof targets her and Clampdown directly, and Steeljaw sets a power plant to go nuclear with the Autobots trapped inside. Can Strongarm both save her friends and keep her prisoner in custody at the same time? Or will she be forced to compromise her better judgement for the sake of the mission? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Yesterday, the 64th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Prepare for Departure", Steeljaw and his Pack receive new orders from a mysterious associate of their still-unseen benefactors. They are to retrieve a canister of radioactive material in preparation for the associate's plan to depart the realm he is currently trapped within. Meanwhile, Grimlock struggles with the differences between work and fun as the Bee Team tries to stop Steeljaw's Pack from exposing all of Crown City to the radioactive material. Can Grimlock resolve his personal dilemma in time to prevent catastrophic situation? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...