Transformers Asia have revealed that like Masterpiece Grapple, Masterpiece Inferno will be coming with a die-cast figurine when he is released in Asia. Where Grapple comes with an Ultra Magnus, Inferno is set to come with a non-transformable, unpainted die-cast figurine of Optimus Prime himself. There is an image of the box that the Optimus Prime comes in – a nice window box for display, no less. The box is labelled as #1, suggesting that this and Ultra Magnus are just the first in what will potentially be a whole series of collectible die-cast figurines being given away alongside Masterpiece releases in the Asian market.
Heads up Transformers fans – Transformers Earth Wars is nominated for Game of the Year in the TIGA Awards! Head on over to cast your vote and help SpaceApe take home the gold!
Autobots and Decepticons unite! Transformers: Earth Wars is up for the Game of the Year award at this year’s TIGA awards ceremony, Simply click this link (http://tiga.org/awards/game-of-the-year), scroll down, select Transformers: Earth Wars and click Vote Game of the Year.
A new listing for the hardcover collection of IDW’s recent Transformers vs G.I. Joe series has popped up over at Amazon: Transformers vs G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection. The book is listed at $49.99 for 420 pages and set to drop in March of 2017. No cover or other details yet other than the fact it will be OVERSIZED, stay tuned.
Earth makes contact with an alien race – and G.I. JOE is on the front lines! But, when the Transformers arrive – well, let’s just say you’ve never seen Transformers vs G.I. JOE like this! This oversized deluxe hardcover collects all 13 issues, including commentary and extras by creators Tom Scioli and John Barber!
Thanks to UTF over on Cybertron.CA, Leader Class Soundwave has officially dropped in Canada. Happy hunting to our comrades up north!
Thanks to Livio Ramondelli, artist extraordinaire for IDW, we have a look at the cover to the upcoming Transformers Autocracy Trilogy. These books collect the digital first Transformers stories chronicling Optimus and Megatron’s early days. The hardcover edition is due out in December and is available for pre-order over at Amazon now.
Before Optimus became a Prime he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conqueror he fought for freedom. In the early days of the war on Cybertron, two leaders–one Autobot, the other Decepticon–start down their own paths towards destiny. Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series into an oversized hardcover collection.
We have received a Press Release from Cartoon Network Australia and it features Season 3 of Transformers: Robots In Disguise.
According to the press blurb, Season 3 (or Season 2.5 as named in Canada) will run every Saturday from 5th November to 10th December indicating a short “Season” with 6 Episodes.
- Season 1 – 26 Episodes
- Season 2 – 13 Episodes
- Season 2.5/3 – 6 Episodes
However, RID Fans should be happy to note that dubbing still continues indicating possible future episodes or seasons. We are expected to hear an official announcement somewhere around mid-October.
Based on several info revealed through one of Hasbro’s Investor Calls, Hasbro is planning for a Special TV Event this Fall in United States.
Check out the Press Release info, after the jump.
TFcon is happy to welcome Frank Todaro to TFcon Chicago 2016. A long time Transformers fan himself, he can now be seen as Starscream in Machinima’s Transformers: Combiner Wars animated web series. Frank will be taking part in a Q&A panel and meeting with the attendees of the America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.
TFcon Chicago 2016 will take place October 21-23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare with special guests MICHAEL BELL the voices of G1 Prowl, Sideswipe and Swoop, GREGG BERGER the voice of G1 Grimlock, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal, RICHARD NEWMAN the voice of Rhinox, Transformers creator BOB BUDIANSKY, JON BAILEY the voice of Optimus Prime in Combiner Wars, JASON MARNOCHA the voice of Megatron in Combiners Wars and Transformers Comic Book artists Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller, Brandan Cahill and Josh Perez with many more to be announced. Online registration for TFcon Chicago 2016 tickets is live and the TFcon Chicago 2016 hotel block is still available.
Sony will allow their Playstation Plus subscribers to download Transformers: Devastation for free on Playstation 4 all throughout the month of October.
Just last month, Sony unlocked the award winning indie videogame Journey on PS4 and this is the last week to grab it before Remastered Resident Evil 4 and Transformers: Devastation hit the digital market for free on October 4th.
“Next up is Transformers: Devastation. Drawing on the talents from the original Transformers TV series for the story and voice work, the game should feel pleasantly familiar to fans. Fabled developer PlatinumGames also delivers a fun and rewarding combat system with their signature fast-paced action. With your choice of five Autobots, get in there and battle against the Decepticons and Insecticons to save earth from Megatron’s evil plans.”
Full lineup for the month of October:
- Resident Evil, PS4
- Transformers: Devastation, PS4
- Mad Riders, PS3
- From Dust, PS3
- Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, PS Vita
- Actual Sunlight, PS Vita
Check out the announcement video, after the jump.
The Transformers license for collectibles continues to expand as companies Milk and Soap Studios have joined forces to create a white and clear plastic vinyl Optimus Prime figure! A bit of an oddity, but a cool one nonetheless, as this Prime features an upper body made of clear plastic and the lower half of milk white plastic, sporting black decals and eyes for contrast. As a vinyl statue, this Optimus unfortunately can’t transform.
Release date and pre-orders have yet to come out, but he’s to be priced at 1,080 yuan (approximately $160 USD). Check out the pics from ToyznHobby after the jump!
Thanks to the Facebook page of site sponsor RobotKingdom, we have news of another diecast mini-figure packaged with a Masterpiece figure. This time the figure is Ultra Magnus and will be coming with MP-35 Grapple as a Transformers Asia exclusive.
Separate listings for the MP-35 + diecast Ultra Magnus are available via our sponsors up above for about $154.99 USD.