Check out the latest and greatest - intel report and fight demo video, for the newest movie inspired bot to become a playable character in the mobile app game, Forged to Fight! We had a chance to see and play as Hot Rod during our visit to KABAM Studios last month and I have to say - he was super cool. That said, you just have to think of him as another persona - not the same as G1 original character!
ABOUT HOT ROD:
Long undercover on Earth with his brother in arms, Bumblebee, Hot Rod is a powerful and agile warrior with a unique Time Bubble Cannon that definitely packs a punch.
SIGNATURE ABILITY – ACCELERATION
Special Attacks: Overclocks Hot Rod’s engines, increasing his Power Flow on attacks by 60~120% for 7 seconds. Additionally, while Acceleration is active, Hot Rod has a 30% chance to Evade Ranged Attacks.
Special 1 – Punishing Pirouette
A flurry of aerial kicks to knockdown the opponent.
Special 2 – Time Tampering
Series of acrobatic kicks that ends with a taste of the Time Bubble Gun. A powerful blast from his Time Gun inflicts Deceleration for 9 seconds.
Special 3 – Time Bubble Blast
A temporal coup de grâce.
Hot Rod’s uses the most powerful setting on his Time Gun, inflicting Deceleration for 20 seconds.
For more details and his complete bio check out the Forged To Fight blog here:
Titans Return Voyager Wave 5 including the incredible Octane and Blitzwing triple changer molds (arguably what the whole triple changing Voyager scale was designed for) are available for pre-order on Bigbadtoystore.com with an estimated shipping date of July. Order yours today!
Check out the live stream of Radio Free Cybertron: The Transformers Podcast! Tonight the RFC crew are talking about all the news this week, plus the fallout from the opening weekend of Transformers 5: The Last Knight!
Wave 3 Voyagers Nitro Zeus and Scorn Pre-Order Available on BBTS
Here's my (spoiler!) question, in the opening scene of The Last Knight, do you think the red Knight who bequeaths the Staff to Merlin is Scorn?! I like to think so, but who's to say. He is a knight, according to Age of Extinction. His new mold Voyager toy is now available for preorder on bigbadtoystore.com along with the boisterous troublemaker Nitro (Zeus)!
Check out these first seen photos of upcoming Masterpiece Exclusives sold through Takara-Tomy Mall which includes recolors of...
Ravage as "Stripes,"
Steeljaw (!?) as "Nightstalker"
Ratbat as "Wing Thing"
Rumble/Frenzy mold as "Enemy"
Due 12/2017 is available for pre-order in Japan for ¥10,800
Berserker - The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe
Another nice surprise of the latest installment of #TransformersMovie - at least we get some characterization of Decepticons! Although we've presumably seen him before in Dark of the Moon, this time around we get a little sense of what he's all about from what's onscreen and a character dossier originally presented to fellow fan-site tformers.com. The new figure is much more screen accurate, presumably based on the 3D models of ILM.
Check out his complete new gallery in the 2017 transformer section of unicron.com
Or optimal viewing on a smartphone through the app - TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
Yesterday, the 55th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Disoriented Personalities", the Bee Team continues their research efforts to figure out exactly how they were previously able to merge into their "Ultra Bee" combiner form, and how to control it. However, their most recent experiment accidentally results in the Autobots all switching bodies, and just as the Stunticons resurface to wreak havoc in a road race. Can the mixed up Autobots overcome their predicament and stop the Stunticons from becoming "ruler of the road"? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
#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
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. ...