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  • 2018-08-18 1:23 pm by Unicron.com
    Lost Light TPB vol. 1 on sale for $3.99 on ComiXology!
  • 2018-08-18 12:22 pm by Unicron.com
    Lost Light #20 - Original Art For Sale

    The artist Casey Coller shares links via his Twitter feed @CaseyWColler. WARNING - if you haven’t read the issue, and still intend to, look away! SPOILERS within!

    “OK, here we go... next round!
    I have 3 pages of original art from Lost Light #20 up on eBay. Prices vary to start. Check 'em out if that's your thing!”

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/caliber316/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  • 2018-08-18 7:28 am by Unicron.com
    Important Updates in F2F!

    Bank error in YOUR favor!!! Players of the mobile app game Forged To Fight have several very pleasant surprise messages in their in box! Apparently there has been some technical issues with the monthly objectives. As they sort it out, they are awarding all players 110,000 Wheeljack chips, - enough to instantly purchase a 3-Star AND 4-Star Wheeljack; just like that, no further effort required!!!!

    New 5-Star bots will be available August 30, 10AM PST. This means if you’re playing the odds, and hoping for a duplicate of an existing 5-Star you own, you’ll have a better chance at it before that day/time. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in one of the newer additions: G1 Grimlock, MV1 Optimus Prime, Galvatron, RotF Mixmaster, Transmetal (1) Cheetor, G1 Kickback, Dinobot, Generations Megatron, Mirage, Soundwave, MV5 TLK Hot Rod, Bonecrusher.

    New version, 7.0 is coming! To commemorate the major upgrade, a new “Road to 7.0” reward calendar will be available August 22, 00:00 UCT. Rewards are MAJOR! T3 Class Spark Essence, 5-Star Bot shards, T4 Basic Spark Essence, and brand new 5-Star Signature Ability Upgrades. The calendar will not have any leeway days, so you’ll need to log in EVERY day of the event in order to claim this coveted booty!
  • 2018-08-18 6:26 am by Unicron.com
    Bumblebee & Windblade break into a Decepticon Scout Ship, in latest clip from the upcoming series/show, #Transformers #Cyberverse.
  • 2018-08-17 8:07 pm by Unicron.com
    Prima Prime: Warrior of Light

    For some fans, the primary (pun intended ~) reason to invest in the SDCC Throne of the Primes set is for the exclusive Prime Masters. Prima, arguably the greatest of the Primes, is only available through this set. He does not have, or presumably require(!), a Pretender shell/partner. He sports a primo deco (sorry, can’t stop w/ the puns!) and unique Prima symbol cube face.

    Excerpt from the Covenant of Primus
    “Prima was the archetypal hero, a warrior made closest to Primus own type and intents, focused on the greater good. Such people can be dull, but Prima was clever and unselfish with a strong sense of self-awareness, so that even as he remained true to his principles, he was always able to stay one step away from pomposity. He cared for us all like the oldest brother of a large and an unruly family, taking too much on his shoulders perhaps. As Primus did, he was convinced he was both right and in the right all the time, which made him a frustrating person to deal with on occasion, but stood him in good stead when it came to a fight...”

    In a way, I’m glad that neither the comics nor the machinima series spelled out the precise nature of these Prime Master cube alt modes. Do you think it contains the actual life force/Spark/personality of each Prime or simply just does if bestow the power of that given Prime? Sometimes, I find such matters are best left up to the imagination of the individual fans. How do you view these little toys?!

    A complete gallery of this and all the Exclusive Prime Masters, as well (Optimal) Optimus Primal, of the Throne of the Primes set is available now in 2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com
    http://www2.unicron.com/2018-transformers.html

    Images also archived and viewable in the app TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
    http://www.unicron.com/201X/tfdb/appstore_link.php
  • 2018-08-17 11:12 am by Unicron.com
    #TransformersTCG New Details from Drew Nolosco

    Courtesy of our friends at allspark.com, comes this interview w/ the Brand Manager of the Transformers Trading Card Game, made by Wizards of the Coast. Click the link to watch the interview in its entirety, highlights of what we learned below.

    - Character Cards: are all larger than standard size and each have holofoil background, regardless of rarity (whereas with Magic cards, signifies the card is more rare). This accentuates some of the art effects and prevents counterfeiting.

    - “Even in an age, when digital media/gaming is - awesome... There is always going to be a need for face-to-face play and interaction w/ friends and others.” And that is why this game, and others like it is still so relevant today!

    - Gameplay is specifically tailored to Transformers. Specifically, to take advantage of character’s multiple modes. (Watch the vid for a more in-depth explanation of gameplay.)

    - Booster Packs: Will include 1 random character card and 7 (the smaller, standard sized) Battle Cards, for $3.99, Available wherever you buy TCG September 28, in the US, a little later elsewhere.

    - Starter Deck: $14.99, includes 4 characters unique the starter, Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Red Alert, & Bumblebee. 40 Battle Cards and some Damage counters.

    How long is gameplay? - “If you know what you’re doing, 10-15minutes per game.

    So far, the enthusiasm and reaction to this game has been very positive - and for that, they say “Thanks!”
  • 2018-08-17 10:12 am by Unicron.com
    Headstrong

    Continuing our series on the #PowerOfThePrimes Titan box set of Predacons, let’s take a close look at the other Predaking leg component, Headstrong. His design is an interesting mix of features of the G1 toy & animation model. I like how they incorporated the ~honeycomb sculpt detail in the rhino mode shoulders (like the cartoon) and also added a little more (much appreciated!) mech detail to other components of his robot mode, which mirror the original toy quite closely.

    Like Tantrum (Torox), sacrifices were made to the individual robot mode (a gigantic backpack) for the sake of improvement to the combined form, Predaking. Also like Tantrum, the backpack really doesn’t bother me. It’s predominantly black color enables it to blend in with the surroundings (and other black components of the toy) and I find it pretty easy to imagine it not being there. We’ll talk about Predaking in greater detail later, but suffice to say, that I’m glad they made this design decision, considering the alternative would’ve been to either have very stubby Predaking legs, or an entirely separate component, like the feet to cheat in adding on later...

    It’s design esthetic certainly satiates the G1-purist in me and because of its size (Voyager-Leader in scale), and looking so good in each mode, it’s easy to see this as the ultimate version of this character.

    One aspect I find worthy of discussion here is the transformation. It’s pretty simplistic, going from robot to rhino and back. I’m curious to hear other’s thoughts on this aspect? Enjoying various Masterpiece toys, or the more complex toys of the movie lines... we’ve all had our frame of reference shifted over the years. I have come to appreciate that more complex does not necessarily equate to being better. I have often heard “G1 purists” say “I don’t like this/that toy because it’s too complicated.” But I’m curious to hear from G1 fans, who appreciate new toys for their likeness to the show/toy originals, is this toy too easy, too hard or just-right, in the sweet spot for you in terms of transformation complexity/fun?

    Beyond his likeness to the original, he’s sturdy pose-able w/ rocker ankle pivots, ball/socket joints for shoulders, elbows and head swivel. This adds a lot of coolness to the bot mode, making it a dramatic improvement to the original.

    New photo gallery with side by side comparisons to the G1 toy have been added to the character page in the 2018 Transformers Section of unicron.com
    http://www2.unicron.com/2018-transformers.html

    Images also archived and viewable in the app TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
    http://www.unicron.com/201X/tfdb/appstore_link.php
  • 2018-08-16 9:23 pm by Unicron.com
    Prize Inside! has a number of new Transformers related items for sale, including Megatron in pistol mode with both 3mm and 5mm grips, A Titans Return boombox-mode Blaster scaled for multiple grips and scales, decoys/miniatures of Browning from Masterforce, and Energon Megatron's Sword!

    The Prize Inside Store is here:
    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/trentsworkshop?sort=newest
  • 2018-08-16 4:35 pm by Unicron.com
    Our Sponsor TFsource continues their customer appreciation week with Day 4:
    MAJOR Masterpiece savings! Save up to $40 off on some of your favorite Masterpiece figures! Place your order from the link below while supplies last!
    http://bit.ly/TFsource_Customer-Appreciation_Day-4
    They're also giving away a brand new POTP Predaking set; enter here: https://www.facebook.com/TFsource/photos/a.186495981710.135698.100983336710/10155618307031711/?type=3
  • 2018-08-16 4:25 pm by Unicron.com
    Did you miss out on Beast Wars Neo way back in '99? If so we've got some exciting news for you! TakraTomy is continuing their Encore treatment of non-G1 figures, this time with BW Neo's Big Convoy! Pre-order yours at BigBadToyStore from the link below today!
    http://bit.ly/BBTS_Encore-Big-Convoy
    Following the TakaraTomy's ongoing trend of producing animation accurate figures, this version of Big Convoy is receiving a more animation inspired deco rather than simply reissuing the original!
  • 2018-08-15 11:06 pm by Unicron.com
    I don't see the connection!!!...

    ...actually, I always knew. *TLA
  • 2018-08-15 7:10 pm by Unicron.com
    Studio Series 16-18 Available in Thailand

    Based on VW Movie Bumblebee, Shadow Raider and Ratchet w/ RotF deco.

    c/o DaimChoc Reports
    https://www.facebook.com/100402350310201/posts/733113840372379/
  • 2018-08-15 4:03 pm by Unicron.com
    @IDWPublishing Tweets

    Transformers: Unicron #1 & #2 have sold-out at the distributor level. To meet fan demand, second printings will begin immediately, Head over to your local comic shop before 8/20 and order them before it's too late!
  • 2018-08-15 11:42 am by Unicron.com
    Bumblebee Movie - Jeep Mode Revealed!

    We caught a glimpse of his pre-VW beetle robot look in the teaser trailer. Now, we get our first look at the actual vehicle used in filming. Courtesy of screen used online auctions which sells authentic movie props.

    YEAH BABY, YEAH!!! You cannot also bid on the ruffled tie blue suit of Austin Powers, a Star Trek phaser gun prop, a sword from Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode IV Jawa Boots or a piece of the Death Star prop....!!!
    http://www.screenused.com/auction/aug2018/mobile/index.html#p=42

    These guys are reputable. Back in 2009, I bought from them the prop lensometer/microscope used in filming Revenge of the Fallen that was Scalpel’s alt mode! It’s still a unique item in my Transformers collection! So, who wants that jeep for (starting bid) $15K?!

    “In the new movie, yet to hit theatres later this year in 2018, Bumblebee starts off as a Willys Jeep in the forest fighting off military and Decepticons. Rumor is that he is damaged and right before shutting down scans a Volkswagen Beetle. He then continues through the rest of the movie as the Beetle.”
  • 2018-08-14 10:25 pm by Unicron.com
    Unicron - Arms Micron Color Version

    Official Takara Site Provides new pictures (mirrored here for convenience) and a (pseudo-) 360 degree view of the upcoming exclusive figure. Check it out here:
    c/o - https://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/products-lineup/tf_encore/encore_yc
  • 2018-08-14 10:13 pm by Unicron.com
    Transformers Artist Casey Coller to attend TFcon Chicago 2018

    “We are pleased to welcome back Transformers comic book artist Casey Coller to TFcon Chicago 2018. Casey is known to fans for his work penciling various issues and variant covers for IDW’s Robots In Disguise, More Than Meets the Eye, Optimus Prime and Lost Light comics as well as many other one-shot issues. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.”

    c/o https://www.tfcon.com/transformers-artist-casey-coller-to-attend-tfcon-chicago-2018
  • 2018-08-14 10:09 pm by Unicron.com
    Andernell@TFNation Tweets fabulous art of the antagonists of MTMTE/Lost Light!

    “Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do when they come for you?!”
    c/o https://twitter.com/andernell/status/1029111704129556490?s=21

    The Transformers convention of the U.K. is happening this weekend Aug 17-19 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole!
    https://www.tfnation.com/2018/
  • 2018-08-14 11:57 am by Unicron.com
    Sponsor Update: Day 2 of TFsource Customer Appreciation week:
    Save 70% on Maketoys Quantron Set of 5! Only $129.99 while supplies last!
    http://bit.ly/TFsource_Customer-Appreciation-Day2
  • 2018-08-13 10:21 pm by Unicron.com
    SS-18 Bumblebee, In Hand Photos

    From the upcoming film, comes the Studio Series version of the title character, sporting his gorgeous, vintage VW Beetle alt mode. We’ve heard this toy was in the works, but this is our first close look at the figure. Photos posted via “UncleTree Studio Toys Addict”

    c/o https://www.facebook.com/1766536536895528/posts/2126885877527257/
  • 2018-08-13 6:32 pm by Unicron.com
    Not the Ark he was looking for!!! *TLA