Care of PreviewsWorld, we have a look at a pair of variant covers for the upcoming Transformers: Til All Are One issue 7. The retailer incentive cover for the issue copies the style of the Lost Light and Optimus Prime incentive covers, showing a main character standing in front of a globe – in this case, Windblade standing before a Titan’s brain module. The subscription cover meanwhile shows Chromia getting her photo taken following on from developments with her character in issue 4. Check out both covers attached to this post.
Imaginarium Art have updated their Facebook page with a new render of their Grimlock statue. This new image shows the intended look of the complete statue, which features Wheelie riding on the back of Grimlock, fighting off a pack of Sharkticons. This piece aims to recreate the scene from Transformers the Movie where Grimlock and the other Dinobots interrupt Hot Rod and Kup’s execution, and it certainly seems to be shaping up to create an awesome scene. Check out the new image attached to this post.
Care of several TFW2005 members, we can report a bunch of new sightings from the Combiner Force subline of the current Robots in Disguise line in the UK.
First and foremost, TFW2005 member Collectoron reports that the Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Warrior Wave 1 has arrived at UK retail. They were spotted in the Melton Mowbray Sainsbury’s. This is the assortment which gives us a white, IDW inspired version of Drift, a wider released version of Starscream, who was a Toys R Us exclusive last year, as well as new characters Stormshot and Blastwave.
Second on the back of this, TFW2005 member returner reports spotting the first assortment of Combiner Force branded Legion figures in the Tesco in Hednesford, with a further sighting by TFW member Stripes at the Tesco Extra in Streatham. Combiner Force Legion Wave 1 adds two new molds into the mix – Springload and Starscream. It also offers repacks of the previous Legion versions of Optimus Prime and Grimlock.
Lastly, TFW2005 admin Sol Fury spotted the Robots in Disguise Combiner Force One-Step Changer Wave 1 in the High Wycombe Sainsbury’s while on the hunt for the aforementioned new Warrior assortment. This assortment includes a repack of the Blizzard Strike Sideswipe, and new versions of Optimus Prime, Drift, and Bumblebee.
(Sol did not find the Warriors. Sol bought fudge instead. Sol likes fudge.)
Seth Buzzard escapes the great flood while Vangelus examines the human body.
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Apple’s iBooks service has also added a preview of the upcoming Transformers: Optimus Prime issue 3! This issue opens with a flashback to Cybertron before the great wars – and the day that Soundwave first met Orion Pax, the robot who would one day become Optimus Prime! What secrets will be revealed through this heretofore untold story of these two major characters meeting for the first time? You’ll have to pick up the issue when it hits comic stores to find out!
TFW2005 member Pavol Palat has shared with us an update on Transformers toys available in Slovkia! He reports that a large number of recent releases are now available in the country, including the new Robots in Disguise Crash Combiners, and the excellent Titans Return Deluxe Wave 2. The full list of new toys available in Slovakia is given below. These were all spotted in Alltoys stores.
- Robots in Disguise Crash Combiners Wave 1 – Primestrong and Beeside
- Titans Return Legends Wave 2 – Runble, Ravage, and Laserbeak
- Titans Return Deluxe Wave 2 – Chromedome, Mindwipe, Highbrow, and Wolfwire
- Combiner Wars (!) Leader class Skywarp and Starcream. Thundercracker has also been appearing over the last month, for those fans in Slovakia wanting to own all three Seekers in Leader class scale.
Thanks to the hard work of TFW2005 members Deruji and Liampope, we are proudly able to share with you a translation of the Masterpiece Megatron article contained within the recent Generations 2016-17 book. The article gives a good idea of the design philosophy behind MP-36 Megatron, and lends some good insight into some of the cool things we’re going to see once we add Megatron to our collections later this year. You can check out and enjoy the full article in English attached to this post – and be sure to stop by the discussion thread to give your thanks to Deruji and Liampope for making it possible for non-Japanese speaking fans to enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the production of a toy who just might make it on to some best of the year lists at the end of the year.
Apple’s iBooks has updated with a three page preview of the second issue of the new Transformers Lost Light series. Stranded in a strange and unforgiving parallel version of Cybertron, Megatron and the rest of his team have to deal with a Cybertron where the Functionists reign supreme.
Primes provides. Primus always provides.
Check out the preview attached to this post, and be sure to pick up the full issue when it hits stores.
TFW2005 member D Drive has sent us a copy of what is on the Diamond Comics shipping list for next Wednesday, January 18th. Get ready for a collected edition of the Titans Return crossover, and the launch of Revolutionaries – the continuing adventures of Kup, G.B. Blackrock, G.I. Joe’s Mayday and Action Man, spinning out of the pages of Revolution! Read on for the full solicits.
Via Action Robo on Facebook and our sponsors TFSource, we are able to share a report that the next Masterpiece is apparently a redeco of Beast Wars Optimus Primal. Details are sketchy, but according to the solicit which Action Robo has posted on their Facebook, MP-38 is called “Convoy (Beast Wars) Supreme Commander version” (literal translation: Legend of General Commander version). Supreme Commander is a title which was often given to the leader of any given group of heroes in the Japanese Transformers series, and given the pricing is in line with the previous Masterpiece Optimus Primal, a redeco seems likely. There’s some speculation that this might be the “Burning Convoy” version shown in the Beast Wars Second: Lioconvoy’s Crisis movie, however we’d expect such a version to have a more straightforward name such as “Burning Justice version”.
So what could this “Supreme Commander” Beast Convoy be? Your guess is as good as ours, although the original Beast Wars Convoy had many redecos in Japan, including blue and clear versions, so anything is possible, if this report proves truthful.