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Thank to post from Yenting Lai on to TFND – Transformers Never Die Facebook group, we have a detailed gallery of the highly expected Studio Series Leader Class Blackout.
We get a very nice and complete gallery (almost 60 pictures) with pictures in and out of the box, the inner diorama, shots from different angles in both modes, transformation sequence, comparison sizes and more for your viewing pleasure. One of the images features the toy next to a ruler, revealing the size of the figure: 24 cm approximately in robot mode and 35 cm approximately in helicopter mode. This new Studio Series mold is a great improvement over the first Voyager figure released in 2007. Not only a better size, but a more movie-accurate robot mode, specially on the head. As a nice surprise, we can confirm that the hands/claws can open and close.
This is indeed a great rendition of one of the most popular characters from the Movieverse, and we are sure collectors can’t wait to add him into their armies. It was sure worth the wait for this great upgrade. You can check out the mirrored images after the jump, including a short video showing the stability of the figure after the break. Then you sound off your impressions at the 2005 Boards!
Thanks to 2005 Boards member DevastatorPredaking for sharing our first image of the XM Studios Premium Collectibles Megatron Statue in our forums.
The image surfaced via XM Studios Facebook. This render shows a very detailed battle-damaged Megatron. While being easily recognizable as G1 Megatron, the design and proportions are very stylized, bringing a fresh modern look to the ruthless Decepticon leader. The Facebook post shares this caption: “The Autobots robbed me of my victory, but they have not seen the last of Megatron. I shall be …… such sweet sorrow”.
This is not the first full licensed statue that XM Studios has brought to the market. We had informed about their Generation 1 Optimus Prime And Starscream Statues before. You can check out the videos of these items here.
No price or release date for this statue yet. Be sure to come back to our forums when information is available. Youca can click on the bar to check out the mirrored images on this news post, and then share your impressions at the 2005 Boards.
For some, the long sought after dream of a Leader Class movie Blackout figure is beginning to come to fruition! Thanks to a user on reddit, we have our first sighting of this figure at a retail stored called “Farmers” in New Zealand. You can check out the attached picture for proof. Hopefully this is an inclination that the figure will be making it’s way to the rest of the world and into greedy fans’ hands shortly!
Discuss after the jump!
Arriving earlier than expected, Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy is set to premiere this Fall on its old home Discovery Family.
Cynopsis Media states:
“Season 8 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premieres Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a, with two back-to-back episodes. “We’re excited because this season picks up where the movie last year left off, and we have six new characters,” Sondon says. Up next is the newest incarnation of Littlest Pet Shop, A World of Our Own, bows April 14 at noon. Transformers Rescue Bots Academy – which Sondon describes as “the same concept as Transformers Rescue Bots but more skewed to a preschool audience” – is slated to bow in the fall.”
The new series will feature Hot Shot, Whirl, Medix, Hoist and Wedge embarking on a new adventure as the students from Earth’s first Rescue Bot Training Academy. Produced by Hasbro owned Boulder Media Limited, the first season of this new series will contain 52 episodes with a running time of 11-minutes each.
The series was originally set to debut in 2019.
IDW has released their solicitations for comics arriving in June 2018. This June, we will see an old friend returning along with the crew of Lost Light discovering an old enemy. Don’t forget Optimus Prime #20, where the titular character will face a challenge unlike any challenge before.
We also have several Trade Paperbacks (a couple being offered again).
This June we will see…
- Optimus Prime #20—Cover A: Kei Zama
- Optimus Prime #20—Cover B: Casey W. Coller
- Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 3 TPB
- Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 1 (TPB – Offered Again)
- Transformers: Optimus Prime, Vol. 2 (TPB – Offered Again)
- Transformers: Lost Light #19—Cover A: Nick Roche
- Transformers: Lost Light #19—Cover B: Nick Roche
- Transformers: Lost Light #20—Cover A: Jack Lawrence
- Transformers: Lost Light #20—Cover B: Jack Lawrence
- Transformers: The Wreckers Saga
- Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1—Cover A: Andrew Griffith
- Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1—Cover B: Fico Ossio
Check out all of the above (including the covers), after the jump.
Novelization is not the only old friend that will see a return with Transformers: Bumblebee live action movie. IDW is also reviving one of their most beloved traditions associated with the movie series; Prequel Comics.
Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1
- Cover A: Andrew Griffith
- Cover B: Fico Ossio
- Written: John Barber
- Art: Andrew Griffith
- In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
- SRP: $3.99
“Some call him Goldfender, but the name’s Bee… Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee’s trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when things go wrong, it’s up to Bee to discover if there’s a traitor in their midst. In the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Transformer.
- The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared towards a younger audience!
- From the classic Transformers: Robots in Disguise team of John Barber and Andrew Griffith!
- The perfect sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond, the Avengers TV show, or Mission Impossible!
Cover Art unavailable.
Thanks to friend site and sponsor Robotkingdom for sharing via their Facebook account in-package images of Takara Movie The Best MB-16 Jetfire, MB-17 Optimus Prime, MB-18 War Hammer Bumblebee, MB-19 Hound & MB-20 Nemesis Prime.
Takara Tomy Movie The Best line brings us repaints of previous movie molds from different lines. Some of them may have a remold or new parts. This time we can see
-MB-16 Jetfire. It is the Revenge Of The Fallen leader class mold with some extra finishing details. The figure comes in jet mode, so you should expect a very big box.
-MB-17 Optimus Prime Revenge Version. It is a redeco of the ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime with the Dark of the Moon Striker Optimus’ forearms that include more accurate sculpted details while omitting the spring-loaded energon blades, as well as MB-11’s accessories and hands.
-MB-18 War Hammer Bumblebee. As his name indicates, it’s a redeco of the second Deluxe mold of The Last Knight Bumblebee which includes a battle hammer accessory.
-MB-19 The Last Knight Hound. A nice redeco of the The Last Knight Premier Edition Voyager Class figure with weapons from the Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Class figure and a new bed cover for the alt mode that can also be used as a shield in robot mode.
-MB-20 Nemesis Prime. Reoaint of Takara exclusive The Last Knight Calibur Optimus Prime mold.
Accoirding to Robotkingdom, all these figures start shipping on 24th March 2018. You can check out the mirrored images after the jump and then share your impressions at the 2005 Baords!
Takara brings us a great reissue of Car Robot God Fire Convoy, better known as Omega Prime from the original RID cartoon and toyline from 2001. This reissue brings us a new cartoon accurate deco, and replaces most of the chrome of the original release with metallic paint, new sound and voice clip (recorded by the original Japanese voice actors). More remarkable is the inclusion of the enormous Super God Sword which was originally available with the exclusive ToysRus Japan 2-Pack of the same figures, but in clear plastic.
The packaging is very similar to the original ToysRUs Japan exclusive box. The ToysRUs logos of the original box are now replaced with the Encore logos. The front of the now features a picture of the reissue mold showing the new colors, and indicates that it will come with 47 electronic sounds nonetheless. The back of the box retains the cool CGI art of God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime), Fire Convoy (RID Optimus Prime) and God Magnus (RID Ultra Magnus).
According to the information shared by Robotkingdom, the figure starts shipping on 24th March, 2018. Great new for loyal RID/Car Robot fans like your newsie here. A great opportunity to grab two of the best molds of this line. You can click on the bar to check out the mirrored images on this news post and then sound off at the 2005 Boards!
The original Decepticon Pretenders always stood ahead of their Autobot counterparts, in our view. Humans in spacesuits? Cool. Big freaky monsters? Cooler by a country mile. While the Prime Masters have done a lot for these designs, the likes of Skullgrin still stand out in a crowd. Here, Skullgrin’s design looks more like a mechanical version of his original design, but has lots of good callbacks to the original look, making him a good balance of old and modern looks. The inner Liege Maximo robot looking like the original Skullgrin’s inner bot is icing on the cake. As with the majority of the Primes Masters, the weapon mode is a little weak, but for Skullgrin at least there’s some innovation – it’s not another blaster.
Check out the gallery below to see what you think: