According to a post on site sponsor RobotKingdom’s Facebook page, it appears there will be more Transformers Generations 1 reissues as Walmart Exclusives on the way. This time we are hearing that Devastator, Starscream, as well a set of eight Minibots are coming back on the shelves 30+ years after their original debut. Starscream in particular has already been listed on Walmart.com (although not for sale online), showing the reissue figure will come with a Megatron pistol accessory. The release date from RobotKingdom is listed as July 2018, but it is unclear when these will be released for sale at the retail chain. Check out the images, and let us know if you will be adding this to your Generation 1 collection.
Hot off the press from Hong Kong based retailer Loopaza Mega Store’s Facebook page, we have learned that TakaraTomy planned on releasing two more figures in their Power of the Primes toyline. The figures will be PP-41 Wreck-Gar and PP-42 Nemesis Prime. Wrecker-Gar’s price will be 2,800 Yen (about 25.00 USD), and Nemesis Prime will be sold at 8,000 Yen (about 72 USD). Both will be released in December, 2018 along with Encore Unicron that month. These will likely be mostly identical to their counterpart released by Hasbro at Walgreens and Amazon respectively. Will you be adding this to your collection? Let us know your thoughts on the announcement after the break.
Thanks again to Hong Kong based retailer Loopaza Mega Store’s Facebook page, we received information on the highly anticipated release of the next Beast Wars Masterpiece figure, MP-43 Beast Megatron. According to information from the post, Beast Megatron is scheduled to be released in January 2019, with a retail price of 35,000 Yen (approximately 315.00 USD per current conversion rate). This release edge out MP-41 Dinobot’s 30,240 Yen retail price to become the highest price Masterpiece figure to date; however, it will be the largest Masterpiece figure scheduled for release as well. Along with Beast Megatron, it appears we will see a re-release of MP-32 Beast Wars Convoy in February, 2019 as well. Will you be adding this to your Masterpiece collection? Join in the thread on our boards and let us know!
Thanks to Hong Kong based retailer Loopaza Mega Store’s Facebook page, we received information on the release of the next figure in the Transformers Encore Toyline from TakaraTomy. It is none other than the Planet Eater himself, Unicron! According the post, this release of Unicron seems to be the version from the Japanese Series Mircon Legend (Also known as Transformers Armada outside of Japan). Encore Unicron is scheduled for release in December 2018, with a retail price of 20,000 Yen (Approximately 180.00 USD per current conversion rate). Unicron has had several coloring and figure iteration throughout history, so it is uncertain what the exact mold and paint scheme used in the release. However, you can be sure that we will bring the news to you as soon as it becomes available. What are your thoughts on this re-release? Jump on the boards and let us know!
Courtesy of Taiwanese fan site TFND’s Facebook page, we got our first in hand look at the upcoming Power of the Prime Leader Class Nemesis Prime. This villainous version of the Autobot Leader spots a brand new color in black and teal, along with a new remolded head for the core robot, dubbed Nemesis Pax, and the combined robot mode. In addition, this version includes a slew of new accessories such as a new red-bladed sword, a transforming sword dubbed Decepticon Giza, and also two arm cannons.
Unfortunately, it is unclear how this figure can be obtained at this time. It was stated by the original poster in TFND’s post that the price remain unchanged even with all the brand new accessories included. Of course only time will tell if this is indeed accurate when official price and release date is announced. While we wait for that information, checkout the gallery of images after the break, and let us know your thoughts on the figure.
According to the listing on Amazon.com, it appears the cover art for the third volume trade paperback collection of IDW’s Transformers: Optimus Prime. The new cover consist of artwork from artist Casey Coller, who has been working on Transformers comics with IDW for quite a while. The volume is scheduled for release on July 3rd, 2018. Check out the details on the book and its cover after the break. [Read more…]
Now that their associate is infected with cardboard wizards, Aaron and TJ try to keep a polite distance from Vangelus as they delve into another trove of Studio Series What We Gots.
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Thanks to one of our site sponsor The Chosen Prime, we got information that third party company FansProject will be offering another project for sale. Saurus Ryu-Oh Beaststructor is a neon color centric repaint version of original Saurus Ryu-Oh release bearing the homage of the Generation 1 Decepticon combiner Monstructor. This is being offered as a gift set with 6 figures aptly named Beast-Ichi, Beast-Ni, Beast-San, Beast-Shi,Beast-Go, and Beast-Roku. The set is scheduled for release in June, 2018, price at around 349.99 USD. Will you be adding this to you third party combiner collection? Checkout the images after the break and let us know.
Thanks to the generosity of board member MachineHeart88, we treated to a fresh batch of new images of the upcoming Autobot Jazz figure form the movie Studio Series line. Being the sole Autobot that met his untimely demise at the hands of Megatron in the first live action movie in 2007, Jazz is given new life in this brand new movie toy line 10+ years later in 2018. From these detailed images (with an image showing some of the inner workings of the figure), we can this is a redesigned figure with an unique transformation as well as improved proportion and articulation from the deluxe figure in the first movie toy line. Check out the images after the break, and let us know if you will be adding this to your movie toys collection.
Thanks to Weibo user NOTRAB, we are treated to a gallery of final production sample of the upcoming Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Class figure Optimal Optimus. These images are showing off the figure in action posed in robot mode, gorilla mode, surfing gorilla mode, and also jet mode. We also get a very close up shots of the sticker details on the figure, as well as the version of the matrix included with this release. As the fruition of the Hasbro fan vote draws near, check out these images of the figure before its release in mass retail. Then let us know your thoughts on the Maximal leader after the jump.