The Guardian has a pretty sweet article with Bob Budianksy and Bryce Malek about the creation of the original Transformers series. Bob Budiansky worked for Marvel and was the one who eventually named the original wave of Transformers, wrote their backstories – eventually becoming Tech Specs and the basis for all things to come. Bryce Malek was an animated series story writer for Marvel’s animation wing, and wrote the bible for the cartoon that other writers would reference. Both share a brief run down memory lane in the article and is worth a read. Hit think link and check it out in full!
Coming this Wednesday is Revolutionaries #1, the next phase in IDW’s Hasbro shared universe. iTunes have released a preview which you can check after the break. Description below:
THE REVOLUTION MAY BE OVER–but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the REVOLUTION team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I. JOE leader trying to rescue her first command; and BLACKROCK is a CYBERTRONIAN that thinks he’s a human. It takes the mind-bending clash of ROM versus MAJOR BLUDD and the OKTOBER GUARD to bring this unlikely team together… and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe.
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Looks like The Transformers are going high fashion! This week Moschino held their combined Fall menswear and Pre-Fall womenswear fashion show in Milan. A key part of their show were clothes featuring classic Transformers Generation 1 box art turned into prints and then worked into their designs. It’s something I never thought I’d see but it’s a sight to behold none the less. Whether these will be remixed and worked into more standard fare that us regular folk could actually pull off is unknown, but here’s hoping. Read on to check out a selection of pictures from their website and Instagram plus a video of the event after the break, and hit the links to view them in full!
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This week saw several highly anticipated figures released, including Fans Toys’ Sovereign, and pre-orders opened for newly announced figures including Takara’s Masterpiece MP-38 Beast Wars Convoy Supreme Commander
The busy season continues ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. We expect a number of additional arrivals next week, several of which are highlighted in the Arriving Soon section below.
Let us know if there’s a particular figure you’re looking for that isn’t listed on the website. Happy shopping
MakeToys MTCD-01SP STRIKER NOIR
Takara Masterpiece MP-38 CONVOY (Beast Wars) Supreme Commander
Bandai Super Robot Chogokin – Mazinger ZERO “Shin Mazinger ZERO”
Bandai Soul of Chogokin GX-71 BEAST KING GOLION / VOLTRON
Hungarian Transformers fans rejoice! New product is trickling out to you guys as Combiner Wars Leader Skywarp and Starscream have finally hit your toy shelves locally. TFW2005 user BBShockwave let’s us know they were found in Budapest, at the Játékvár toy shops for 14000 HUF (~$48 USD). Happy hunting!
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Master Made SDT-04 Destruction Scorpion.
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Master Made SDT-04 Destruction Scorpion. Preorder! Limited Qty available before Chinese New Year!
GCreation GDW-01 (Masterpiece Size).
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GCreation GDW-01 (Masterpiece Size). Preorder. Start Shipping Next Week!
TFC Combiner Poseidon P-05 Deathclaw.
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TFC Combiner Poseidon P-05 Deathclaw. Preorder! Start Shipping next week!
Second Chance SC-03 Military Commander.
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Second Chance SC-03 Military Commander. Preorder! Start Shipping next week!
Toys Alliance – Mega Action Series MAS-01 – Optimus Prime.
Preorder. Start Shipping 19th Jan 2017
Toys Alliance – Mega Action Series MAS-01 – Optimus Prime. Preorder. Start Shipping on 19th Jan 2017.
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Optimus Primal Supreme Commander version with Exclusive Coin.
Pre-order, Available in June2017
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-38 Optimus Primal Supreme Commander version with Exclusive Coin. Preorder! Available in June 2017.
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More Rescue Bots are coming your way as 2 new sets have hit retail. The Arctic and Rock Rescue Team sets are out now. The Rock squad features Bumblebee with Cody Burns, Talon and Hunter and the Arctic squad features Boulder with Graham Burns and Windchill. They were found in the San Jose Target for $19.99 USD. Thanks to JukeOutlander on the boards for the heads up!
Looks like those Transformers:The Last Knight toys may be hitting shelves a bit earlier than expected. Thanks to 2005 Boards members quantumhawk and Ikkstakk we have word that price tags for Transformers Movie 5 Voyagers are present on the shelves after a recent Target isle reset. The DPCI number is 087-06-7326 and the price is 29.99 for the Voyager class figures. No deluxes or other size classes are present so it’s possible this is a reserved space for the Premier Edition Voyager Optimus Prime figure teased by Hasbro a bit ago.
Hot on the heels of their debut at the Hong Kong Toy and Games Fair we now have official images of the 2 new figures seen. The first is Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime and coupled with him is Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee MPM-3. Turns out that Bee was Masterpiece size after all. Check the official descriptions and high res images after the break!