Mastermade have posted some images of their third planned release, Apollo, on their Weibo. Apollo is an unofficial, SD take on the classic Autobot giant, Omega Supreme. For this release, the classic claw and rocket nose sections can be removed to reveal fists beneath – and the removed claw and cannon sections can be combined into a hammer. The figure also features light up eyes and chest elements. Check out the images of this unlicensed take on Omega attached to this post.
Third party company Generation Toy has updated their weibo page with new images of their upcoming classics-scaled modernized take on Jazz! Sporting a sleek Porsche alt mode, “J4ZZ” seems to be a mix of the many incarnations of the Autobot Jazz with some grade-A articulation and detail, silver paint, and includes his handgun and two shoulder-mounted guns.
No pre-orders or prices have been listed yet, but they’re sure to start popping up soon, so stay tuned to TFW for more news on J4ZZ. In the meantime, check out the pics after the jump and share your thoughts in the discussion below!
Planet X has updated their Facebook page with images of a painted prototype of their upcoming figure, Asclepius! Continuing their production of Fall of Cybertron-inspired figures, Planet X’s Asclepius is their take on FOC Perceptor. Despite being a scientist, he’s heavily equipped with two x18 Scrapmakers, a Nucleon Charge Rifle, two handguns that can form his Charge Rifle’s stand, and of course his massive tank barrel that can mount on his shoulder like his G1 microscope lens. He also seems to be sporting a bit of game-accurate chrome on his chest, topping the figure off quite nicely.
Asclepius is slated for release next month and is available for pre-order via all our sponsors for about $95 USD. So check out the pics after the jump, and place your orders to secure yours!
Through images ToyWorld has shared with us, they revealed one of their many upcoming projects to be a Kup inspired figure. Looking at some of the figure’s design cues like the rounded shoulder piece and the cygar, it seems to be mixing elements from Generation 1 and also IDW Comics.
In a comparison shot from ToyWorld, this Kup figure is shown to be designed for your Masterpiece scale collection. Toyworld also stated in a post on their Weibo page that this figure will be made with both diecast and plastic. We will update you with release information on this figure as they become available. What do you think of this iteration of Kup? Checkout the images after the break, and let us know on the boards
3rd Party group Iron Factory Toys has updated their Twitter with new color prototype images of their upcoming IF-EX15 Soul Reaper – aka Black Shadow. If you’ve been looking for another Phase-Sixer to add to your Legends display or Iron Factory collection, look no further. This homage looks very faithful to the character and looks to be extremely poseable. He is shown here in robot mode, vehicle mode and wide variety of exciting poses.
Check out the images after the break!
One of the more hotly anticipated items in the third party sphere right now, Mastermind Creations Carnifex is an unofficial and unlicensed version of the Destron Ambassador of Destruction and bearer of those luscious lips, Overlord. Standing almost the same height as the original Overlord (or around the same height as Combiner Wars Superion), Carnifex is another highly detailed design from Mastermind Creations and looks extremely promising.
Preorders are going up now at our sponsors – linked below – and attached to this post are some excellent photos of the Carnifex by U. Nem Studios Productions.
Via AlucardLee, we’ve got some final painted images of KFC’s unlicensed version of Reflector, the Reflectrons. Done in a style to fit in with Masterpiece Transformers, the Reflectrons are a set of three robots with a Generation 1 cartoon look, who combine into the original Polaroid camera mode. The additional camera parts turn into various weapons for the robot modes.
There’s a few Masterpiece styled Reflectors already on the market, with FansToys and Maketoys both already having their own unofficial Reflectors out there – so is this one could be a case of coming late to the party.
Check out the images after the break.
Third party group ToyWorld, who has previously announced that they will be working on a third party version of Decepticon Ramjet, have today posted an image on their Weibo showing that they will be tweaking the design to also get unlicensed versions of Dirge and Thrust out of the mold. The three are shown to be in scale with current Masterpiece series Transformers offerings, and Dirge and Thrust will serve as stand-ins in a Masterpiece lineup until Takara-Tomy or Hasbro release their own official versions.
Site sponsors BigBadToyStore has added a preorder for the next offering from Perfect Effect. This time, fans of bright colors and the 90s get to upgrade their G2 Combiner Wars Menasor with the latest combiner upgrade kit. This set, comes with feet, hands, new head, sword extension and crotch plate/mid section piece.
BBTS has also listed a preorder for Perfect Effect upgrade kit for the upcoming Titans Return Fortess Maximus.
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Perfect Effect has updated their Facebook page with details on an upcoming project, an upsized remold of their Master Sword for Titans Return Fortress Maximus! Over the past few days, we’ve seen some stock images of both Hasbro and Takara’s offerings, however no sign of any weapons. Not to say they won’t have weapons, but that’s left many on the fence as to whether they were buying Hasbro or Takara. Perfect Effect has remedied that conundrum by remolding their old Master Sword to make the larger handle able to be held by Titan class Fort Max as well as upsizing it to match his size, the sword now standing at 18 inches (46 cm). It is also said to have some diecast and will have a separate part of the blade that can be wielded by Cerebros.
No listings have gone up, nor has a price been set, but PC-13 has been slated for release in June, allowing for plenty of time to have it in-hand before Fort Max starts hitting retailers and mailboxes.