Thanks to Sol Fury over in the UK we have some info coming from the TFNation 2016 3rd Party Panel. It was a limited fare, but we did get some new pics and info for upcoming Fansproject, Unrustable Bastards and Maketoys releases. Check the pics after the break, we’ll update with details in a bit!
TFNation 2016 is underway over in the UK today, and they seem to have a nice selection of 3rd party reveals on display. Included are new offerings from Maketoys, Fansproject, Mastermind Creations, Garatron, Planet X and TFCToys. Check out some quick celly pics courtesy of our man Sol Fury who’s in attendance after the break! Feel free to discuss all the new stuff in our 3rd Party Discussion Forum.
MakeToys Stain – Shattered Glass Lightspeed
MakeToys Devil Stinger – Black Zarak
FansProject Pinchar – Lost Exo Realm Snarl
MakeToys Rioter Despotron – Megatron
FansProject Comera – Lost Exo Realm Female Dinobot
FansProject Saurus – DinoKing combiner
MMC Carnifex – IDW Overlord
MMC Diacamus – IDW Roadbuster
MMC Oberon – Beast Machines Obsidian
MMC Titanica – Beast Machines Strika
MMC Ocular Max Girder – Masterpiece Grapple
MMC Ocular Max Terraegis – Masterpiece Trailbreaker
MMC Turban – IDW Whirl
TFC Toys “Thunderwing” – Thunderwing
TFCToys Poseidon – Classics Seacons
TFCToys Hades – Classics Liokaiser
Correction – we had previously listed the Thunderwing as a Garatron release. This was incorrect. He’s actually an all-new release first seen at TFNation, from TFC Toys. He’s also got die-cast lower legs.
The Maketoys Facebook page has been updated to show off color testshot images of their Masterpiece inspired Despotron figure. Despotron is a homage to the Decepticon leader Megatron, this particular piece is designed to fit with your Masterpiece collection.
The robot mode is shown off here, giving us our first representation of how the finished product will look. You can also see the different face expressions this figure will come with, showing the range of Megatron’s personality.
Share your feedback using the discussion thread linked below. More info will be sure to follow as the release date inches closer!
Unique Toys, through their official Weibo page, has revealed the next offering their series of Masterpiece Scaled Triple Changer figure to be Allen, a homage of Generation 1 Springer.
Judging from the images from the revealed painted prototype, Allen’s design in each mode appears to be sculpted with more curved edges to look closer to the animation model. In robot mode, Allen looks to have fairly standard articulation, including articulated pointer finger, to assume most heroic poses one can conceive. The figure is also equipped with a gun accessory and a sword that turns into the blades in helicopter mode.
Although official measurements have not been announced yet, images from another Weibo user 烙魂Warden show that Allen will be similar height as MP-09 Rodimus. Allen was also pictured in both alternate modes together with MP-21 Bumblebee for scale comparison as well. Perhaps the most surprising part of this announcement is that this figure is already scheduled for release in September 2016, so except preorders for this figure to go up on your favorite places soon. We’ve mirrored the images with this news post. Check ’em out, after the jump.
As we near August 19th and the start of TFNation 2016, yet another announcement about the convention has surfaced; however this time in the form of an exclusive. Thanks to Big Tin Robot and Sid’s Transformers Toys, we have news of an exclusive distributed by the former in the US and in Europe/at TFNation by the latter. That exclusive is dubbed Scorinator, an homage to Action Master Devastator and his partner Scorpulator. Aptly painted in Devastator’s colors, Scorpinator seems to be a nifty and fairly articulated scorpion cassette, or “Tapeformer” as he’s called on his packaging, and is supposed to work with G1 and Masterpiece Soundwave and Blaster figures! In addition to being able to fit in tape decks, Scorpinator is also said to have a secret third mode that fans will be able to figure out after purchasing him at TFNation.
Check out the pics after the jump, and share your thoughts in the discussion below!
Third party group Ocular Max have become the latest third party manufacturer of unofficial transforming robots to offer up a Masterpiece style version of the Autobot engineer Hoist. Artifex, as he is known, stands approximately the same height as the officially released Masterpiece Ironhide, and is looking to fit in with Masterpiece collections as a good stand-in until an official one arrives. Check him out in these images courtesy of TFW2005 member unicron nemesis.
The Maketoys Cross Dimension Facebook page has been updated to show off prototype images of Rioter Despotron, a homage to a Cybertronian version of Megatron. Plenty of images were shared to show off the impressive articulation, the weapon accessories, as well as a comparison with Maketoys Striker Manus.
More info should follow shortly, stay tuned!
For those looking for an Optimal Optimus that is in scale with the current line of Masterpiece figures, we have some good news for you. Newcomer to the 3rd-party scene TransArt Toys has announced their as-yet-unnamed Optimal Optimus.
This figure looks to be based on the original Beast Wars figure with some additional refinements such as:
- extra ratcheting joints
- improved forearm shields to replicate their use in the cartoon
- retractable cannons and backpack for a more cartoon accurate look
- a smaller size that is more in scale with MP-10 Optimus Prime
As of right now there is no information on release date or pricing, but be sure to check back for that information as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to jump over to the discussion boards to let us know what you think of this new take on Optimal Optimus.
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:
“Finding your Titans Return figures a little unfinished? As always, we bring you the finishing touches they deserve!
The set for Cerebros makes an unbelievable difference;
Powermaster Optimus Prime gets metallic smoke stacks, chrome trailer stripes, and a LOT more;
Blaster gets decked out with a Spacebridge and much needed alt mode chrome….
The next instalment for Gravity Builder labels, Generation Toy Bulldozer;
And finally, a fantastic set for MMC’s Seraph Prominion.”
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!
Thanks to our friends at TFCon we now have the panel slides as they appeared at their 3rd Party Preview Panel. Check out all the upcoming releases and reveals as they were shown earlier today, all 425 (!) slides worth. We’ll have a text breakdown a bit later. Company list below. Enjoy!
- Animated Dirtboss
- Animated Mixmaster
- Devastator upgrade kit
- Fortress Maximus upgrade kit
- Trailcutter(breaker) upgrade kit
- Nightbeat upgrade kit
- Combiner Hunters upgrade kit
- CW Optimus Prime upgrade kits
- CW Grand Scourge upgrade kit
- CW Megatron upgrade kit
- Nova Prime upgrade kit
- Sunsurge (Sunstreaker)
- Grump (Gears)
- Slick (Swerve)
- TR Fortress Maximus upgrade kits
- Robot V2
- Beast Gorira (Optimal Optimus)
- Gewalt (Blitzwing)
- Mightron (Megatron)
- Leah (Arcee)
- Toufold (Kup)
- X-16 (Starscream – not revealed)
- X-23-27 (Predacons – not revealed)
- Sworder (Sandstorm)
- Hephaestus (Fireblast FOC Grimlock) – Limited Edition
- Asclepius (FOC Perceptor)
- FOC Optimus Prime
- FOC Starscream
- WFC Trypticon
- Ashura Knights (War Within Dinobots)
- God Bomber
- Pink Assassin (Arcee)
- Lord Scorpion (Scorponok)
- Soul Reaper (Black Shadow)
- Willis (Hound)
- Grinder (Grimlock)
- Heads for Slag, Snarl, and Swoop
- Apache (Springer)
- Sovereign (Galvatron)
- Berserk (Blitzwing)
- Lupus (Weirdwolf)
- New head for Tesla (Perceptor)
- Phoenix (Jetfire)
- Shuraking (Dinobot combiner)
- IDW Optimus Prime
- IDW Prowl
Transform Dream Wave
- TCW-01 Bruticus upgrade kit
- TCW-02 Defensor upgrade kit
- TCW-03 Superion upgrade kit
- Movie Optimus Prime
- Movie Optimus Prime statue
- Movie Megatron statue
- Movie Blackout
- Movie Sentinel Prime
- Movie Ironhide
- Constructor (Devastator/Constructicons)
- Optimus Prime
- Elastic (Springer)
- Blues (Jazz)
- Gravity Builder (Devastator/Constructicons)
- Tyrant (Megatron)
- J4ZZ (Jazz)
- GT-2 Leader (IDW Optimus Prime)
- GT-3 Leader (IDW stealth bomber Megatron)
- Thunderstorm (Thunderwing)
- Galaxy Demolishor (Unicron)
- Hades (Liokaiser)
- Poseidon (Piranacon/Seacons)
- Human Alliance Leadfoot upgrade kit
- ROTF Megatron upgrade kit
- ROTF Ratchet upgrade kit
- Primo Vitalis kit (CW Optimus upgrade kit)
- Primo Prafectus kit (Battlecore Optimus upgrade kit)
- Primo Nemein kit (Grand Scourge upgrade kit)
- New Ollie (Wheelie)
- Arkose (Beachcomber)
- Hatch (Windcharger)
- Boost (Tailgate)
- Swarm (Sweeps 3-pack)
- Eligos (Cyclonus)
- Abaddon (Galvatron)
- Dante (Inferno)
- Tirado (Artfire)
- Pestilence (Liokaiser)
- Carnifex (Overlord)
- Kultur (Tarn)
- Mors (Helex)
- Ocular Max Laserbeak
- Ocular Max Frenzy/Rumble
- Browning (Highbrow)
- WB007 Dai-Z (Dai Atlas)
- LER-05 Rapticus (not final name, unofficial Dinobot fem)
- LER-05 Warzy (not final name, unofficial Dinobot fem)
- Despotron (Megatron)
- Galaxy Meteor (Cybertron Starscream)
- Downbeat (Jazz)
- Silverback (Apeface)
- Devil Stinger (Black Zarak?)