Amazon Japan have listed a preorder page for the Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime and Orion Pax Two Pack. The set of the Autobot hero and the unassuming dockworker / data clerk / cop who would become him are listed as an Amazon exclusive set for Japan. The listing is also accompanied by new images of both figures in the set in both of their modes; and we can see some lovely paint on the face of Orion’s Titan Master. Check out the images attached to this post.
We’d previously reported that the new Titans Return Trypticon had appeared in Think Geek outlets, and we are now able to confirm that the robot who eats Titan Masters for breakfast is roaring into mass retail stores. TFW2005 member Son of Jor-El reports finding the mammoth Decepticon in a Toys R Us in Orland Park, Illinois.
Happy hunting, everyone!
Hasbro’s official Transformers Facebook page has release some initial official pics of the new Power of the Primes toys. On show are official pics of the various new toys we saw at the show today, including:
- Prime Master Liege Maximo (Skullgrin)
- Legends class Beachcomber
- Deluxe class Dreadwind
- Deluxe class Jazz
- Voyager class Starscream
- Leader class Evolution Rodimus Prime
Stay tuned thoughout the rest of the day, tomorrow, and into the weekend for more new from the San Diego Comic Con, and check out our sister site Toyark for coverage of all the other lovely toylines on show.
TFNation have announced that this year’s convention will have an exclusive, 60 page graphic novel. Titled Transformers Animated: Trial and Error, this graphic novel will present a possible conclusion to the much-loved show, drawing on official story hooks from the unmade fourth season from the creators themselves! Featuring a script by TFWiki’s Chris McFeely and the Allspark Almanac’s Jim Sorenson, the project boasts art by Ed Pirrie, Herzspalter, and Gavin Spence, lettering by Andrew Turnbull, and cover artwork by Josh Perez – Josh is also responsible for the original character designs featured in the story!
TFNation 2017 will be taking place over the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in the UK. Guests will include voice actors Venus Terzo (Beast Wars Blackarachnia), Hal Rayle (Generation 1 Snarl and Shrapnel) and Maggie Roswell (Maude Flanders), and Mark Ryan (Movie Bumblebee, Jetfire, Bulldog, and Lockdown), artists Geoff Senior, Stephen Baskerville, Alex Milne, Jack Lawrence, Kei Zama, and Sara Pitre-Durocher, colourists Josh Perez and John-Paul Bove, writer & artist Nick Roche, fan-favourite writer James Roberts, and last but by no means least, Transformers creators and writers Bob Budiansky and Simon Furman. Check out the TFNation homepage for more information.
Three tired Transformers fans are suddenly faced with the burning bridge of Skype’s wrath. This is how it all ends.
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TFNation have announced their next guest attending TFNation 2017. Crashing into TFNation atop Ultra Magnus, it’s Geoff Senior!
Geoff Senior is one of the best known artists from the Generation 1 comics. His work with its bold angles is considered to be a complement to the work of Simon Furman in the Marvel UK and US comic series, and his work is often looked to by modern Transformers artists as an inspiration. You may also have enjoyed his work in the Generation 2 comic series or IDW’s Regeneration 1, amongst others. He’ll be signing autographs, selling artwork, and even taking commissions via www.geoffsenior.com/.
TFNation 2017 will be taking place over the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in the UK. Geoff Senior will be joined by fellow artists Stephen Baskerville, Alex Milne, Jack Lawrence, Kei Zama, and Sara Pitre-Durocher, colourists Josh Perez and John-Paul Bove, writer & artist Nick Roche, fan-favourite writer James Roberts, Transformers creators and writers Bob Budiansky and Simon Furman, and voice actors Venus Terzo (Beast Wars Blackarachnia), Hal Rayle (Generation 1 Snarl and Shrapnel) and Maggie Roswell (Maude Flanders), and Mark Ryan (Movie Bumblebee, Jetfire, Bulldog, and Lockdown). Check out the TFNation homepage for more information.
Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have listed a pair of phone dock statues, based on Optimus Prime and Megatron from Transformers The Last Knight. Both statues can accommodate a smartphone on the plinth in front of them, charging it and looking cool at the same time. The Autobot and Decepticon logos on the bases of the statues also light up, which is a cool extra feature. They sport a steep price, though, and are due for release this month.
Via Cybertron.ca, we’re able to report that some exciting new releases are hitting Canadian retail! Arriving on store shelves in perfect time for TFcon is the newest release of Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Hasbro’s Masterpiece Optimus Prime is designated MP-10 like the original Takara-Tomy release of the mold, and is a great opportunity to own this excellent figure once more. He’s arriving in Kitchener, Ontario.
Alongside Masterpiece Optimus Prime, there have been multiple reports of Titans Return Deluxe Wave 5 hitting Canadian retail. This assortment consists of three new releases, Twin Twist, Windblade, and Misfire, along with a repack of Wolfwire / Weirdwolf.
Hsppy hunting, friends!
We can now report that UK Argos catalog stores are stocking the Transformers: The Last Knight “Reveal the Shield” Voyager class Optimus Prime. This figure, who is exclusive to Argos in the UK and will be a Target exclusive in the US, is a redeco of the Voyager class figure released in 2011 for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He sports new translucent red weapons which can be used to decode the various stickers on him which concealed hidden symbols and coded messages.
According to TFW2005 member Neuta, these are being held in low stock in Argos stores – potentially as low as a single figure per store, as reported for a London location – which is partially explained by the offputting £34.99 pricetag which is approaching double what the original toy retailed for six years ago.
Via Alfes2010 we have a look at the recently released Japan-only Leader class Calibur Optimus Prime. Quite possibly the best version of the Age of Extinction / The Last Knight Leader class mold so far, Calibur Optimus Prime features all the remolding of Age of Extinction’s Armor Knight Optimus Prime, with additional axe and shield weapons, the latter of which forms the rear portion of the truck mode, meaning that the Optimus Prime robot mode is pleasingly uncluttered by extraneous parts. Best of all, the axe is also compatible with the MB-11 version of the Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime mold.
Check out the images attached to this post.