Through Weibo user TAOTAOTOYS’ image from the HobbyFree 2017 event currently held in Wuhan, China, we have learned that Fans Toys have revealed their next entry in their Masterpiece inspired toy line to be FT-24 Rouge, a homage to Generation 1 Arcee. The reveal was printed on small card with the figure’s design sketch next to a full color prototype of their FT-19 Apache. Obviously this is a very early announcement from the company, and the details are scarce at this time. We will make sure to bring you the latest update on this figure as they become available. What are you thoughts on this announcement? Feel free to sound off on the boards after the jump.
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Thanks to board members Cheem The Rup and TCracker, we have some new prototype images of MakeToys Howling Meteor (Masterpiece-Styled G1 Starscream) in both bot and alt mode.
Designed in the same style as their recent and very well-received release, Downbeat (Masterpiece Jazz), Howling Meteor appears to strive for cartoon-accuracy above all else and seems to have succeeded wildly in achieving that goal.
There is no release date or pricing information available at this time, but be sure to check back as we will share that information as soon as becomes available. In the meantime, jump over to the on-going discussion on our boards to discuss this newest addition to the MakeToys family.
Ever vigilant and constantly striving to please the fans, Keith’s Fantasy Club has announced it’s next two Masterpiece-styled figures – Kingorilla (Apeface) with his Headmaster Kongor and Kingzilla (Snapdragon) with his Headmaster Komodus. Colored test shots of these figures are currently on display at a toy show in Wuhan, China.
As we have come to expect from KFC, these figures practically look like they just walked off the screen of your favorite G1 Headmasters episode. Clearly inspired by the original G1 Headmaster figures, but with modern engineering and articulation, while also striving for cartoon accuracy, these figures are designed to fit in seamlessly with your Masterpiece collection.
According to board member and KFC spokesperson ibot, Kingorilla is set to release in May, while Kingzilla is set to be released in June with official product pictures and pre-order information coming soon.
In the meantime, feel free to jump over to our discussion boards to discuss what you think of these new figures.
Some very nice pictures of the Unique Toys – AOE Lockdown have surfaced on TF Robots on Facebook, and 2005 Boards user BLNadal has shared them in our boards.
It is supposed to be a Leader Class figure, full of details which include his mask, hook, rifle and other weapons we saw in AOE, and a very nice alt mode. As an extra bonus, it will include a Steeljaw figure. We can say that the transformation must be quite interesting since it hides very well the panels of the car in robot mode.
You can check the pictures after the jump and sound off at the 2005 Boards.
Toyhax/Reprolabels dropped by again and gave us an update for their newest label sets. Here is what Delta Star of Reprolabels has to share with us:
“This amazing new batch of labels is no joke! New label sets for Titans Return toys Voyager Megatron, Voyager Optimus Prime and Sixshot; new G1-inspired weapons for Frenzy; a fantastic set for Masterpiece Inferno; and a set for the entire CW Liokaiser.
We also have this shockingly effective set for RID Ratchet.
On the third party side of things, we have a full set for DX-9 Carry that also comes with a vehicle mode spoiler; a brilliant set for Maketoys Contact Shot; as well as our final set for Fans Toys Iron Dibots – Grinder.
Lastly, we have three new sets for Voltron Legendary Defender toys. Of note is the Red Lion set has special pricing for anyone who wants to test the waters on these comprehensive lion sets:
Thanks again to our friends over at Toyhax.com for stopping by and sharing their news update with us! Make sure you check all of these out!
Iron Factory has updated their weibo with pictures of their upcoming IF-EX18D Lord Scorpion (Dark Matter Version). This figure is an homage to Black Zarak. The Dark Matter Lord Scorpion is a remold of their Lord Scorpion (Comic Version) that was released last year. This release has a new headsculpt along with a new weapon. The figure is due out in May and can be found at most of our sponsors.
Will he be part of your pocket scale Transformers figures? Join the discussion after the jump.
While all of the official expos and shows are done for the year until Comic Con and HasCon, a hobby expo made for toy robots is alive and well overseas in China, and updates and reveals are abound! Thanks to a number of weibo users, we have images of Toyworld’s Combaticons, Toyworld’s Aerialbots, Toyworld’s Coolsville (MP-style Jazz), Iron Factory’s Wing of Tyrant (Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp), X-Transbots’s Trailbreaker and Hoist, Openplay’s Springer, Maketoys Thunder Manus and Thunder Erebus*, Maketoys Galaxy Meteor (Galaxy Force Starscream), FansToys Spindrift (MP-style Seaspray), and a fully combined TFC Poseidon!
The event isn’t quite over and there are likely more images to come, so stay tuned to TFW for more third party updates and reveals!
*Digibash image courtesy of user hardreturn.
Site sponsor TFsource has posted several images of Generation Toy GT-5 Mini Leaders: Legends Scale Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Priced at $69.99, GT-05 Leaders Set by Generation Toy features two mini fully Transforming figures! One mini-figure transforms from gun to tyrant and back and is a bonus figure to complement the Generation Toys Gravity Builder combiner. When in gun mode, can be held by Gravity Builder! The second transforms from a mini semi truck to robot and back!
We’ve mirrored the images with this news post. Check ’em out, after the jump. Check out the listing at TFsource.
Previously revealed last July at STGCC, Mastermind Creations has revealed the final colored prototype images of their next release in the Ocular Max series, Kojin with Nightbeam. This is Ocular Max’s version of Artfire which features new head wings from their Backdraft release. Nightbeam is an homage to Nightstick, and is a completely new tooling with tons of articulation for optimum poseability. This figure will be crowd-funded through their website and if the goal is met, will be released a month afterwards.
You can check out all the new images after the jump.
Through their page on Facebook, third Party company BadCube has revealed the next two entries in their Old Timer Series will be OTS-01 Huff and OTS-13 Piper, which are Masterpiece inspired version of Generation 1 Huffer and Pipes. The prototypes were shown in robot mode along with their accessories as well to demonstrate the articulation of these figures emulating scenes from the original cartoon. Their images also show them off in vehicle mode, which retained the trailer towing feature from first version of Huff when it was produced under BadCube’s former name Cubex. BadCube has mentioned that improvements have been made on this renewed version of Huff, and it should result in a better overall product. No release schedule price has been announced yet, but you can checkout the full set of images now after the break.