PreviewsWorld has posted a short article giving a preview on the 50th issues of Transformers and More than Meets the Eye. The article itself does not cover much more ground than solicits do – though there are some hints that Transformers 50 may involve some flashbacks to the beginning of the series. What we do have with this article is a look at the variant covers for both titles – in addition to the regular and subscriber covers for each series, we have the retailer incentive covers, such as Jonthan Hickman’s cover for Transformers 50, and the Biggie and Choi covers for More than Meets the Eye 50. Be sure to check them out!
Takara-Tomy Mall on Yahoo Japan has updated with a new page talking about the Unite Warriors line – and on this new page, there is an image showing the lineup of combiners so far, including a glimpse of Takara-Tomy’s Galvatronus!
What we can see from this image is that Unite Warriors Galvatronus is a complete new deco – that torso is not Cyclonus, nor are the limbs any existing decos released in the US. In fact, it looks like with this set we are getting a Starscream redeco of Skydive, a possible Armada Thrust version of Air Raid, plus a navy blue Offroad, a Rook mainly in white with some black and a red trim, and Cyclonus himself is in grey, a possible homage to the toy colors of Generation 1 Galvatron.
There is no other information to go on, yet – however if past trends hold true, we should be seeing some more information fairly soon (and hopefully some news about that Takara-Tomy Unite Warriors Bruticus too!)
Good news for fans of Decepticon Masterpiece figures! In what looks like the fifth scheduled release from Takara for 2016, Masterpiece Ramjet preorders are now going up for preorder. This is also hopefully the first of a trio! Dirge and Thrust can’t be far behind now hopefully! Ramjet will run you roughly $180.00 and is due for release in late March 2016.
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FansToys is definitely staying busy these days. With some of their other projects nearing completion, they have turned their attention back towards their first attempt at a car-bot, Masterpiece-styled FT-15 Willis (designed after Generation 1 Hound).
FansToys has released the first colored test shots of Willis via their weibo page and it looks like they have gone for a more toy-accurate deco. Willis sports a glossy camo green paint job similar to the G1 toy, but also has many of the cartoon-aesthetics that many collectors have come to expect in their Masterpiece-styled figures. The figure comes choc full of weaponry, which includes both the cartoon-accurate rifle as well as the toy-accurate blaster, plus Hound’s distinctive shoulder-mounted rocket for the bot-mode and a real-world machine gun mount for the alt-mode.
Be sure to stop by our discussion boards to let everyone know what you think of this deco. Did they capture the true essence of the character, or did they miss the mark?
Willis currently has a release date of 1st Quarter of 2016 and can be pre-ordered from all of our site sponsors.
A little treat for you tonight as we have even more in-hand shots of Combiner Wars Skylynx. Courtesy of the weibo user who provided the last couple sets of in-hand pics, we get a look at Skylynx’s alt mode, “robot” mode, his underside, and his tail. These shots also show off a bit of his articulation and various places to store his weapons in both modes.
No release dates or listings yet, but hopefully these awesome pics will hold you over til after the Combaticons have come and gone so be sure to check out the pics after the jump and share your excitement via the discussion link!
More third party news comes to us tonight from GCreations as we get a look at their newly released Wrath, who is a classics-style Grimlock with the ability to combine with the other four Dinobots to form Shura King. Wrath is the third release of the Shura King members, following Thunderous (Sludge) and Growl (Snarl), who form the legs. He comes with his iconic Energo-sword and his double-barrel rifle and, as is the norm with combiner torsos, stands a head or two taller than his chrome clad comrades. If he were a bit taller even, he would make a good MP Grimlock stand-in.
Wrath is available for pre-order and/or purchase now at approximately $160. Check out the pics after the jump and be sure to place your orders via the sponsor links in the sidebar!
Do you like art? Enjoy G1 boxes, but shy away from AFA collecting? Does your collection room feature many toys, but few wall decorations? If the answer to these questions was “yes”, you may be in luck! TFW member Rookbartley reported finding a G1 box art inspired canvas print at retailer Hobby Lobby earlier today. This print features a nice selection of the artwork that was featured on the back of Generation 1 boxes and is available for $20.
Also available is a smaller metal piece of wall art featuring G1 Bumblebee as drawn by Guido Guidi for IDW.
From the Facebook page of TF Upgrader, we have a couple new images of an upcoming project by third party newcomer 80’s Dream. Their first figure will be a non-transforming, voyager-sized take on Transformers Universe Megatron and will feature diecast parts! The figure is also a model kit with parts that seem to peg onto a skeleton as we saw a while back with the resin prototypes, hence his lack of transformation. Although the Transformers Universe game was cancelled some time ago, it had an incredible number of character concepts and designs that blended G1, Prime, and a little bit of movie aesthetics. Hopefully we’ll see some of those characters come to life from this new company down the road.
No price nor release date have been set at this time, but be sure to check out the images after the jump and join the discussion via the link below!
Reissue Trypticon is about to go on a Lightning Deal over at Amazon. No word on the discount yet but it is set to go live in around 30 minutes (11 am eastern). Keep an eye on the deals page here: Reissue Trypticon @ Amazon
Full deals page for toys is here.
Update – he is 30% off for 118 Usd, grab him now hes going fast!