Yesterday, the 68th episode of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in the U.S. Titled "Sick as a Bot", all members of the Bee Team except for Grimlock are infected with a viral sickness by a Decepticon named Wingcode. At the same time, Bumblebee's old comrade Bulkhead (from Transformers: Prime) arrives to rendezvous with Optimus, but who isn't there yet. In the meantime, Bulkhead joins up with Grimlock as the two big green Autobots go after Wingcode to get a cure for the disease she infected the others with. Can Bulkhead keep Grimlock's worrisome tendencies under control long enough for them to capture Wingcode and save the others? To find out, let's rev up and roll out! ...
Transformers Hall of Fame inductee, film producer Lorenzo Di Boneventura talks about Transformers in film and the impact of Chinese markets, revealing several interesting tidbits in article by Deadline
“...Bumblebee is expected to refresh the franchise after Last Knight, while not losing the spirit that Michael Bay has hammered out. Last Knight slowed in ticket sales, as the movie was a challenge for more sophisticated audience markets to decipher from its previous installments. Bumblebee is different in that it’s a period piece that takes place in 1987 and will only star four Transformers in total, as opposed to previous’ titles massive robot car ensembles. Bumblebee opens on Dec. 21 next year....”
“...It’s different for each movie, whether it goes toward a film’s production cost or P&A. But in a case such as Last Knight, there was $20M of Chinese media perk...”
“...with Transformers. It’s one of the few American properties that made it on Chinese TV decades ago before the country’s cultural and commerce walls opened up. Older Chinese audiences have an emotional affinity to Transformers, much in the way that Americans might be drawn to Star Wars, which explains why the franchise has taken off in the Middle Kingdom...”
Takara Tomy Exclusive Greatshot is now available to be pre-ordered at BigBadToyStore, but we recommend that you act quickly because Takara Tomy is only taking pre-orders until Nov. 2nd, and states that "for sales after the end of the ordering period, it is currently undecided," So preorder one for yourself while it's still able to be ordered at the link below because this may very will end up a very limited release. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/63051
Aplus Toys Shares New Photos of Figure Based on TFA Dirt Boss
Is that a third, combiner mode?! I always wished Hasbro/Takara would've made toys of these characters back in the (2009) day. This third party entity has been showing this for a year or two now, here's hoping it's actually available someday. (Can't get enough Animated!)
Help make Takara Tomy's exclusive Grand Maximus figure a reality, by pre-ordering one for yourself at The Chosen Prime today! If you're as excited as we are for this this figure to be released, then you might have noticed that there's a significant catch to this particular pre-order: Takara Tomy Mall's website states that they will only produce this figure IF it get's over 2,000 pre-orders, AND the pretender shell (that he historically NEEDS) is actually an incentive that will only get thrown in if Grand Maximus receives over 3,000 pre-orders BEFORE Nov. 2nd! The problem is, their site will only accept orders shipping to Japan. [arg!] This is where our US based online retail partners come into play, as NOW you can satisfy that excitement of yours with a pre-order that will ship (if all goes well) directly to your home in March.
Thank goodness they've opened this pre-ordering up to US based online retailers as well as, so PLEASE, help us convince Takara that this figure needs to be produced, and pre-order one for yourself today.
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.
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! ...
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! ...