UPC Codes for 2022 #StudioSeries #Transformers (?!)
Via data mining by Mr Chaos of the tfw2005 boards, several surprising (and welcome!) listings for the possible future of Transformers. Obviously unconfirmed, take this with a grain of salt. But still fun to postulate on Studio Series future! Listings include entries from Bumblebee Spotlight film and 1986 TFTM.
Tra Gen Studio series Deluxe TF6 Brawn
Tra Gen Studio series deluxe TF6 Ratchet
Tra Gen studio series deluxe 86 Perceptor
Tra Gen studio series deluxe TF6 Wheeljack
Tra Gen Studio series voyager TF6 Soundwave
Tra Gen Studio series voyager 86 Junkyard (Wreck Gar Re-tool)
Tra Gen studio series leader 86 King Starscream cape
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“She stoops to conquer!” #Transformers #WarForCybertron Kingdom Deluxe Airazor - Thanks to @Hasbro for the #FreeProduct Sample
Trust me, it’s not because I received it for free, that I’m so excited about this toy. It is simply a damn fine toy. Airazor had received so little attention in the years since her initial release back in 1997 - and among nearly all of the characters, she most desperately deserves a modern, upgraded figure. It’s been worth the wait!
Spot on authenticity to her original form seen on-screen. The toy is super pose-able, perfect deco (they even got her robot eyes right!) amazing wing articulation - also very cool for both modes. The hawk is amazingly poseable and accurate, I like how they use the feathers on the back of her head as the breast feathers of the raptor - very smart. The transformation is intuitive and fun. As an affordable $20 (MSRP) Deluxe, this one is a 10/10 for me - total win.
Thy Kingdom Come! - Special thanks to @Hasbro for the #FreeProduct samples, featuring a theme of the #Transformers #WarForCybertron final chapter, Kingdom and #BeastWars
First of, the package art is gorgeous! Seeing Optimus Prime and Primal battling side-by-side with the just revealed ARK (2021 Titan) “secretly” hiding in the background ... is such a fanboy dream come true. I also love the early-human cave painting depicting the various factions and players in pre-historic Earth setting of the Beast Wars. The set includes a real life set of “Golden Disks” (Beast Wars Season 1, on DVD, 25th Anniversary Edition). I was also very pleased to find several Wave 2 figures I hadn’t found yet like Deseeus (Quintesson) Drone (Ironhide redeco) and AIRAZOR - a figure I’ve REALLY looking forward to! - More about her later (!) ...as well as Voyager (G1) Inferno and Netflix Cheetor.
I can also share photos of the Kingdom concept art from high Rez prints and a copy of Beast Wars comic issue 1, by Burnham and Burcham.
Hasbro continues to knock it out of the part - commemorating Beast Wars 25 and G1 series coming together in Kingdom. Cannot wait to see the final chapter on #Netflix coming this July as the figures continue to roll out and delight the fandom.
KABAM! #ForgedToFight Adds a Bot: Cliffjumper #Transformers
Been a long time coming since the game makers have added a new character to their ranks! I for one am glad to see them putting some resources into this game which we still enjoy￼. Rumor has it he will be a warrior class. When and how he becomes available is as yet, unknown￼.
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On the ground, per favore!
Studio Series 71 Dino - #Transformers #DarkOfTheMoon
Went into local retailer, hoping to finally find Airazor, Huffer and Ractonite. Instead found the latest wave of Studio Series Dino, Bumblebee (Cybertron mode), and Starscream (from ‘Bee movie). Am I as excited for these as I would’ve been to find the latest Generations characters? Naw, but this unexpected find was still a pretty good haul for the day. This character, in particular needs a modern upgrade in Studio Series. The previous “best version” of the character, was a red recolor (new head sculpt) of RotF Sideways (Takara only import) - and really not screen accurate at all.
Overall quite pleased with how things turned out for this figure. His robot mode is significant upgrade to the previous (Sideways recolor) in terms of both screen accuracy, pose-ability and overall design mechanics. My only complaint is that it could use some additional paint apps, maybe a paint wash to accentuate all those movie-detailing and mechanics- still, this is a minor gripe.
Transformation is solid, though a little finicky. The way all of his car-panels/windows rotate, fold and compact into his torso is pretty fantastic and smartly engineered.
As I understand it, Hasbro can’t do exact Ferrari toys because they don’t have the license. So they made just enough changes to the vehicle form, so as not be a Ferrari but it’s still a sexy red sports car, and certainly good enough for me! As I understand it, this was the car used in the film because it was Michael Bay’s actual car...
Lots of interesting notes about him, in several iterations, this character is referred to as Mirage. I wonder if they couldn’t use “Mirage” back then because there was a super hero/villain in the Pixar film “The Incredibles” a little less than 7 years earlier. Ultimately the name Dino was used, in honor of Alfredo Dino Ferrari.
Is this going to rank among the most memorable and greatest toys of 2021? Not for me, but I’m still really glad it exists. A decent version of the character is LONG overdue, and I’ve been saving a spot for him on my Movie Autobots shelf!
Highlights from Conversation w/ #Transformers Brand Team Lenny Panzica and Ran Sun @Hasbro
This Thursday, we at unicron.com had the opportunity to participate in a panel with several others outlets (Ryan from Seibertron, Vangelus from WTF @ TFW podcast ... and others... The following is a summary of questions and answers, it's not an exact word for word transcript - hopefully conveys the spirit of our 30 minute conversation.
Q: Re: future toys, branching out from G1 characters?
A: It's on the radar! #1 to goal is to make cool toys. Beyond that, they are looking at expansion beyond G1 nostalgia. They have already started by addition of Beast Wars (in Kingdom) and been "shattering" the paradigm to incorporate more universes of Transformers, they're now doing it now through story narrative. Stay tuned, more to come on this!
Q: How about larger/better female Transformers character toys
A: Again this depends on the story/narrative standpoint. Again, more to come!
Q: How about a Deadpool/Transformers crossover, where he transforms into a Food (taco!) Truck. Also
A: Laughs from Hasbro. Great idea! They jokingly asked the (child asking the question whether he'd like a a job in either marketing or design? Stay tuned. Crossovers have done very well and they's love to do more. The obstacle is getting vehicle specific alt mode, to try and make it fit and work.
Q: Expressed fan support for making the colabs new characters and not just Ghostbusters version of Bumblebee or Starscream ...
Q: Beast Wars has been a big hit both in terms of toys and comics. Any plan to continue Beast Wars beyond War for Cybertron and Kingdom?
A: Yes, is the answer. The tricky part is to answer when, needs to work into the story narrative. Stay tuned.
Q: Is there a 4th wave coming in Kingdom? What about rumors of Gears, the Sabertooth fossilizer, Polar Claw? ...
A: Sorry, we cannot speak to those things specifically. Understand that the artwork shown is essentially "conceptual" so things seen in that image are not necessarily going to be toys.
Q: Generations Selects, how about other ideas like Omega Spreem? or Commander Class Decepticons... How much are recolors and retools taken into consideration as to which toys get made?
A: A lot. Much talk of how cool Black Zarak and decision to make that, came down to just how cool was that design and wanting to make it a reality. Also, other factors of consideration for what toys get made? They also look closely at anniversaries and paying homage in appropriate time to the various eras of Transformers through the years...
Q: Shattered Glass is this going to be Hasbro Pulse only?
A: For the most part yes. Separate distribution in Asia.
Q: Regarding ordering from Canada?
A: They've been getting this question a lot.
Q: Rodimus Prime, looks phenomenal! Though wondering if the cab pushes in further, is it possibly mis-transformed in photos?
A: It might be mistransformed, but they weren't sure, don't know.
Q: (this was my question) The Ark! Thank you for making it! Feedback we've seen has been overwhelming and positive. Can you talk about design decisions in robot mode and any other features we should know about?
A: (Lenny) You're welcome! The Ark was very necessary and a lot of work and glad the fan response has been as positive as it has been. "The colors of the Ark was one of the hardest colors I've ever had to spec in my life... it almost killed me!" Yellow, so very often comes out not quite right.
Robot mode face is taken from the UK comics. We wanted to match from that story (The last Autobot). The rest, takes the "Generations Brush" really cool robotic surfaces and detail and poseability ...
Becomes a base for the Autobots. So many features built in for that. We also wanted to convey that it's smaller than a city. A very large spaceship, so he's a little smaller than other Titans (referring to robot mode height) that comes into play allowing us to add different featur
Y’know, Beast Wars fans are particular about their toys. We want them perfect and are not afraid to apply some artistry to the toys to make improvements. Even us, here at unicron.com, our site got its start (1997) by posting photos of kitbash/customizations we made back in the day. More and more, I’m seeing fans adding paint or customizing their #WarForCybertron Kingdom figures to bring them to life. (Several other photos from various artists shared in the comments section...)
This one, of BW Megatron is a beautiful sight, made by Chase Albert sharing to various groups. I love the gorgeous paint deco he did, as well as the Beast Wars theme song cover by “Kamikaze Bitch.” You can listen to that in its entirety - if you’re into BW and metal rock, it’s worth a listen!