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Via Action Robo on Facebook, we have a look at a prototype Maketoys Re:Master Gun Dog, aka their version of a Masterpiece Hound. Gun Dog is seen here as a colored test shot, with the base plastic colors shown but no paint applications. The images here also show how tall Gun Dog will be against other releases, including Maketoys Cupola.

Action Robo also reports that a bunch of hot third party items have just been released, including the aforementioned unofficial Chromedome, Cupola; plus FansProject’s version of Sixknight, Knight, and FansToys’ Tesla / Perceptor and Sever / Snarl.

Unite Warriors Guardian Packaging Mockup

Hisashi Yuki continues to tease us with things that are coming our way soon, this time with a look at a packaging mockup for the Unite Warriors Defensor / Guardian. Using the inner packaging tray of Superion, he’s showing us how the Takara-Tomy mall exclusive offering might look when it is packaged – and it’s a lovely layout too, showcasing all the toys and their parts.

We’ve also got a couple of other new pics of Defensor and the new, Japan exclusive mold Groove attached to this post – including a three-way comparison of the three different Grooves, Takara-Tomy, Hasbro, and original Generation 1!

Check it out attached to this post!

TAV21 Optimus 03

Our favorite TakaraTomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki has shared more images of TAV21 Optimus Prime through Twitter. With these new images he shows off the car carrier feature of this new Optimus figure that is due to release in July. You can see that in vehicle mode, the roof of the trailer section opens up and reveals space to fit a single warrior class figure in alternate mode. Several figures can also ride in the trailer section in robot mode as well for more variety of play.

Mr. Yuki comments that it is quite unusual to see an integrated trailer design for the Autobot Commander in Transformers history. The first example of this design that comes to mind would be Star Convoy from “Transformers: Return of Convoy” (which you can check out in our resources section through this link).

Staff edit: Now with images showing 5mm ports available on the figure.

Have a look at Mr. Yuki’s photos below, and let us know what you think on the boards.

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New to the 3rd party scene Toymecha posted on their Facebook page the prototype of a masterpiece stylized version of  Punch/Counterpunch. This currently unnamed figure is a homage to the G1 Autobot spy, Punch, who could disguise himself as the Decepticon Counterpunch. Feel free to check out the images and join in the discussion on the boards.

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Transformers Armada

Unfortunately we are here to report the sad news of the passing of Hidehito Ueda, most well known to our hobby as the Director of Transformers Armada, as well as a huge contributor for many anime series. The Anime News Network reported this news stating Hidehito Ueda had been battling cancer for well over a year, also mentioning Hidehito Ueda’s funeral services were held on July 2.

Transformers Armada marks a transition point for our franchise, one that brings many fans enjoyment and countless discussions. TFW2005 sends our thanks and warm wishes to the family of Hidehito Ueda.

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Courtesy of Tumblr, we have a new iTunes preview of the Combiner Hunters special one-shot comic that will be released at SDCC! The issue contains lovely art by the talented Sara-Pitre Durocher along with writing by Mairghread Scott, and features the fembots rocking their new Combiner Hunters paintjobs:

Transformers: Combiner Hunters Special one-shot

COMBINER WARS FALLOUT! Because you demanded it—WINDBLADE and CHROMIA team up with ARCEE to put an end to the menace of the COMBINER WARS—but will they end each other first?!”

If you don’t mind some spoilers, you can take a look after the break – and be sure to check out the full issue next week to see the comic debut of Fan-Built Combiner Victorion!

Clash of the Transformers Warriors Released in Canada

Yet more Robots in Disguise Clash of the Transformers toys have arrived at Canadian retail. This time, we’ve got the Warriors assortment, which consists of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Sideswipe. All three are redecos of their existing Robots in Disguise Warrior class offerings, and like all of the Clash of the Transformers releases seen thus far, all three are exclusive to Toys R Us. Sadly, the heads on Bumblebee and Sideswipe are not remolded to represent their new headgear shown in the package art.

This sighting comes to you via Matrix Holder of our sister site, Cybertron.CA! It is also reported that other Robots in Disguise offerings, including the Mini-Cons Wave 1, the Deployers, and the Mega Optimus Prime, have reached Canadian retail.

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The third party company BadCube released artwork teasing their next figure in their Old Timer Series line, OTS-08 SunSurge, on their Facebook page. SunSurge appears to be a homage to G1 Sunsteaker in masterpiece style. To top everything off BadCube also teased that they may have more to reveal of this project at the upcoming TFcon. So stay tuned for more updates and discuss your thoughts on the boards.

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TFW2005 SDCC 2015 Transformers galleries continue today with the Combiner Hunters 3 Pack! This set features three fem-bot characters – Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade – in new tricked out colors with some big *** weapons specifically for hunting Combiners! Check out over 100 shots of them in both modes after the break, and make sure to scan through them all because they might have found their first victim (dun dun dun..)

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