WTF at TFW 367 Ultron

Vangelus must navigate the conspiracy to discover the titanic secrets that will change Seth Buzzard’s consequences to the point such that they will never be the same!

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW – Episode 367

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Play with this too Boneyard Painted 1

Play With This Too have updated their Facebook page with some images of a hand-painted prototype of Boneyard. Boneyard is the group’s version of Pretender Grimlock – taking the Pretender outer shell of the 1980s toy and realizing it as a fully articulated, 6 inch action figure.

These images show the figure with a hand-painted deco, so expect the final deco to possibly look a little different – but hopefully not too much. Check out the second image showing the accessories too, which includes an extra head / helmet which crosses Grimlock’s robot mode head with the helmet of his Pretender shell – with some great little details including some War Within style teeth below the cheeks.

War Within Megatron

Lunar Toy Store announced on Facekbook that Spark Toys’ second project will be a Megatron homage styled after designs from the War Within series. Only the concept art is available at the moment, but this is indeed great news for fans of the Dream Wave designs. Check out the concept art after the break, and let us know if you are excited for this project on the boards.

Masterpiece Starscream US 02

Thanks for board member barrelks, we got wind that retail giant Toys”R”Us has posted a product page on their website for Masterpiece MP 07 Starscream, and along with it we have official images of this Hasbro release’s of the updated Masterpiece Starscream mold.

Comparing to the Takara’s release of Masterpiece Starscream, there appears to be only a few notable differences. In fighter mode, the jet’s nosecone is painted blue on Hasbro’s, while the Takara’s is left grey. In robot mode, it appears the only difference is Hasbro’s feet panel is painted black or dark gray instead of the light grey on Takara’s.

Don’t remember Takara’s specific coloration? You can head to our resource section’s listing for their version of Masterpiece Starscream here, then check out the images mirrored below, and let us know what you think of the differences, or there lack of, between the two release.

Pre-orders are up here!

CW Battle Core Prime 01

Thanks to Facebook user Victor Wong‘s post in the group HK-TF, we got news that Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime has now been found in Hong Kong. This means that this figure’s release will be coming soon to other markets like Europe, Australia, and North America.

Check out the the images after the break, and let us know if you’re excited for this release on the boards!

Promotion McDonalds Transformers Robots In Disguise Happy Meal Brazil

We have with us, a commercial for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise McDonald’s Happy Meal Promotion in Brazil.

The toys given away are bit different than the US promotion. While Sideswipe and Grimlock are the same, Fixit, Bumblebee, Underbite, Clampdown, Optimus Prime and Fracture from the previous promotion are unavailable. Instead of those, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime headgear are given away.

The promotion began on July 22nd and you can catch more info about the toys and the promotion from the McDonald’s Happy Meal blog.

Checkout the commercial after, the jump.

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MasterMade Rex 02

Coutesy of Weibo user 小蜜蜂小王子, we’ve got a look at prototype images of the Master Made SDT-02 Diabolus Rex, a super deformed version of Trypticon! This prototype will soon join Master Made’s releases along side Titan, their SD Metroplex figure.

[Staff Edit]: Updated with new Images from Weibo user AC Toys (AC模玩网商务中心)

No release date information or pricing is available at this time, we’ll keep you updated!

Dr Wu Jetpack 1

More 3rd party upgrade news comes to us tonight as Dr. Wu presents a new jetpack accessory for your Masterpiece Bumblebee!

This accessory comes with two sets of “straps” that attach to both of Bumblebee’s shoulders and can detach themselves from the jetpack. Bee’s new toy also comes with two afterburner flame pieces which attach to the thrusters on the pack. No information on price or release date so far, but if this is a piece you intend to have for your MP-21 or MP-21G, check back for more details.

Take a look at the mirrored images after the jump!

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Third-Party manufacturer Fans-Want-It announced their newest add-on kits which will feature accessories for the hugely popular Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and will combine to form their Ultimate Armory Set. The three separate sets will include:

FWI-5 – Advanced Weapons Collection – Buster cannon, Striker cannon, dual shields, dual energon swords and Gatling gun
FWI-6 – Jetwing Upgrade Kit Mk II
FWI-7 – Annular Armory – aka weapons ring

There is no announced price point or release date as of yet, but be sure to check back as this project progresses for more information.

RID Dep Wave2 2

The next wave of RID 2015 Mini-cons is out folks, and has been sighted at a Walmart in Tustin, California! Wave 2 consists of Ratbat, Sandsting, Beastbox, and Velocirazor; the first two being the two Decepticon torpedoes and the latter two are the Autobot discs.

Each of these mini-cons can interact with their respective factions’ Mini-con Deployers, Fracture and Drift, who are both currently available at retail.

Keep your eyes peeled for these new releases and more, and happy hunting TFW!