Masterpiece Sunstreaker is finally happening! After years of Masterpiece Sideswipe rolling without his twin brother, Sunstreaker will officially be joining the Masterpiece ranks. In car mode, he looks very similar to Sideswipe, but he features an all new transformation and even has the chrome engine parts on the back. To top it off he’ll be coming with a wheel chair bound Chip Chase from the original cartoon! Read on to check the first images as seen in a Japanese hobby magazine courtesy of Planet Iacon on FB! Props to Spark Extractor on the 2005 Boards for the share!
Planet Iacon on Facebook has shared pictures of the collectable coin of MP – 37 Masterpiece Artfire.
The coins are offered as an extra bonus in Asia countries (but Japan) when you buy Artfire. The collectable coins are back, after some of the recent Masterpieces releases brought mini die-cast statues.
Thanks to 2005 Boards Member Type-R for the heads up, Click on the bar to see the pictures and sound off at the 2005 Boards.
Another piece of cool TLK merchadising has surfaced. This time we have a Transformers: The Last Knight Birthday Card With Dog Tag.
The card was found by 2005 Boards member TFW10 in Hallmark.com. It has got a very nice design with a front message: “Can’t disguise your greatness…”, an inside message: “…but you can celebrate it however you want! Happy Birthday”.
The card has a price of 5.99 dollars. Here you are the details of the product:
“Get ready to roll out for birthday fun with Optimus Prime. This awesome card includes a dog tag with the Autobots logo that you can remove and hang on a backpack or keychain. Transformers fans will love it!
Includes dog tag necklace”.
Includes envelope and Gold Crown seal. Envelope color may vary.
Extra postage required.
5.75″ W x 8.25″ H
You can check the pictures after the jump and then sound off at the 2005 Boards
Thanks to 2005 Boards member TFtoycollector, we have Simba Smoby The Last Knight Robot Fighter Bumblebee Official Pictures.
The pictures sirfaced on UK website smythstoys.com. It has a price of £19.99 (26 dollars aproximately) and it is expected to be released in September.
Here’s a descripton of the figure and features:
“The fate of the world lies in the hands of the alliance. Now it’s up to you to help Bumblebee save the Earth with the Transformers The Last Knight Robot Figther Bumblebee. Chasing down the evil Barricade through the streets in Camaro form, which includes with lights and sound functions. Once it is time to battle, press the activation button on Bumblebee and watch him transform into his Autobot robot form and take out the evil Barricade!”
- Free wheeling Bumblebee car
- Measures 24cm in length
- Includes flashing lights
- Includes bumblebee sound fx features
- Press the activation button to transform the Camaro into Bumblee robot form
- Transform back into Camaro car form and chase down Barricade!
- Includes 1 x Robot Fighter Bumblebee Transforming Car
- Batteries required: 3 x AAA (included)
You can check the pictures after the jump and then share your thoughts at the 2005 boards.
TFNation have announced their next guest for TFNation 2017. Joining TFNation 2017 is fan favorite artist, Alex Milne!
Alex has enjoyed a long association with Transformers comics, starting with his work for Dreamwave in the early 2000s, as well as doing work for Devils Due and Fun Publications. Alex is best known, however, for his work at IDW where he was the main artist for the fan favorite More than Meets the Eye, providing the art for many of the series 57 issue run. He’ll be taking part in panels, and he will be available for commissions, which are always in high demand, so you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @makerguru in order to be notified first when commissions open up.
TFNation 2017 will be taking place over the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in the UK. Alex will be joined by fellow artists including artists Kei Zama, Sara Pitre-Durocher and Jack Lawrence, colorists Josh Perez and John-Paul Bove, writer James Roberts, Transformers creator and Marvel comics writer Bob Budiansky, and voice actor guests including Venus Terzo (Beast Wars Blackarachnia), Hal Rayle (Generation 1 Snarl and Shrapnel), and Maggie Roswell (Maude Flanders). Check out the TFNation homepage for more information.
You may remember that Empire promised us an article on Transformers Cinematic Universe Writers’ Room. The article is out now and 2005 Boards Member Temenos was kind to scan it for all of us to read.
To sum things up:
- Michael Bay met with the writers of TFCU during the principal photography of 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
- Ken Nolan, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway wrote the story for Transformers: The Last Knight.
- Every iteration, every era was considered for the Cinematic Universe.
- The story of TLK is a combination of Nolan’s pitch on a story based on Transformers and King Arthur and Marcum/Holloway’s story based on World War II. However, the article states that three stories were consolidated into the movie.
- The Bumblebee Movie story is set in 1980s.
- The Bumblebee Movie will have less robots and the main focus is [obviously] Bumblebee.
- The tone of The Bumblebee Movie is pitched for the younger audience it seems.
- An Animated prequel is in the works. The story takes place in Cybertron regarding the origin myth of the Transformers millions of years ago. Ant-Man writers are working on the project.
- Transformers movie set is ancient Rome is also in the works.
You can read more via the attached scans on this news post.
P.S: Additionally, we’ve included an image of the 6 Editors working on the new movie to be delivered in less than 5 weeks.
Thanks to fellow 2005 boards member The Kup, we have IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #8 Regular Cover in 3 versions: pencils, color and textless. The covers were shared via Josh Burcham and Kei Sama on Twitter. As we can see, Jazz is taking a lot of attention.
OPTIMUS PRIME #8
“Jazz confronts his past-and the Autobot’s future-in front of millions of television viewers. But will he make the people of Earth understand Optimus Prime’s mission… or turn against it?”
You can check the pictures after the jump, and then sound off at the 2005 Boards.
As we reported previously, Ripley stores in Chile were holding a promotion for a big toylaunch event in Chile. Finally, the event took place at Mall Costanera Center last night and Chilean fans had a very nice event with great decoration, banners, a big Grimlock, cosplay of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, gifts and the presentation of The Last Knight toys together with a lot of licensed merchadising. There were displays and dioramas of previous movie toys too, thanks to Transformers Chile Fans Group.
A behind-the-scenes video of the movie was shown, together with the recent trailer for the assistants. All recieved a poster and a Legend class figure. They also had a chance to win a pack of free figures: 6 from different classes and characters, a mask, and a poster.
We are glad for Chilean fans who seem to have had a great night. You can check some key pictures and a video after the jump. [Read more…]
Care of Takara-Tomy’s @TF_PR Twitter account, we have a pair of new images showing off “Dark Optimus Prime”, which is a redeco of The Last Knight Voyager Optimus Prime to resemble the fallen Autobot leader in his “Shadow Spark” form. This figure will be available in Japan with the purchase of an advance movie ticket for the new movie, a trend which has been running for the movies ever since the Lawson’s exclusive Blackout ten years ago.
Check out the new images, which show a production sample of the exclusive, attached to this post.
Artist Priscilla Tramontano recently shared her cover for Transformers Optimus Prime issue 7 on Twitter. This retailer incentive cover shows Optimus himself front and centre, with Pyra Magna and Jetfire shown behind him, against a field of stars. You can check out this awesome piece of art attached to this post.