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Thanks to Facebook user Victor Wong‘s post in the group HK-TF, we got news that Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime has now been found in Hong Kong. This means that this figure’s release will be coming soon to other markets like Europe, Australia, and North America.

Check out the the images after the break, and let us know if you’re excited for this release on the boards!

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We’ve got another gallery of a cool recent release in the Combiner Wars line to share with you. Here today for your enjoyment is a look at the Combiner Wars Rodimus toy.

Rodimus is a retooled Combiner Wars Blackjack, sporting a new head, and making full use of that weapon storage as car spoiler feature in vehicle mode. The robot mode is a departure from the traditional design of a Rodimus – while the head is spot-on, there are no flames on this one’s chest (since the hood is the backpack). This might throw off some, particularly those who were hoping for an Alex Milne “More than Meets the Eye” Rodimus, but if you can look past what this figure is not, you’ll find a charming reuse of a good mold, that has excellent colors and a sharp look. This is not one I had thought of getting initially, I picked it up on an impulse buy because I like Hot Rod – and I’m glad I went with the impulse on this one.

Check out the gallery, and judge for yourself. Make sure to check out the comparison images to see how this one squares up against the Japanese Autobot leader, Star Convoy – I’ve taken to thinking of this as “Classics Micromaster” Rodimus…

Combiner Wars Rodimus Gallery

dinobot

Not sure where this is coming from or if it’s even official, but a stop motion video of a new Beast Wars Dinobot toy has made it’s way online via Weibo. He looks great either way and would fit well with the recently released Beast Wars Rhinox and Rattrap Generations figures. If we get further clarification on it’s official (or not) status, we’ll update here. Check the video out below!

Edit: Since the video auto-plays, we’ve moved it to the full story page. Read on to check it!

Update: Sorry folks, it’s been revealed that this is indeed only a fan-made figure.

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Optimus Maximus

Taghobby have posted some images from an event they are currently attending – and one of the things being offered to fans at this event are the Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 4 and the Voyager Class Battle Core Optimus Prime.

Check out some in-hand images of these five toys – Battle Core Optimus, plus Deluxes Sunstreaker, Prowl, Ironhide, and Mirage – attached to this post. We think this means it is safe to say these are either now out in Hong Kong or will be very soon – and hopefully that means things follow through and they make it to the US not too long after.

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We’ve got a new Transformers toy gallery to share with you – a new iteration of a character who is near and dear to this fan’s heart, because the original was also one of my first Transformers (and my first Decepticon). Here for your enjoyment is a look at the Legends-class version of Skywarp, from the Combiner Wars line of Transformers Generations.

Skywarp is a redeco of Starscream and Thundercracker before him, and is based on the modern take on the Seeker design, using an F-22 rather than an F-14. This lends him a slightly more stylized quality on his design. If you have owned the Starsacream, Thundercracker, or Acid Rain versions, you know what to expect from the design. The deco is where this one shines – the black and purple looks excellent on this design, and helps this toy look very sharp.

At a push, I would say I do prefer the deco on Thundercracker – I feel Thundercracker just pops a little more than Skywarp – but all three of the main Seekers look fantastic in this mold, both as individuals and in a group. We’ve got nearly 100 pics here for you to enjoy, showing both Skywarp on his own and a few with his fellow Seekers – check them out linked below:

Generations Combiner Wars Legends Skywarp Gallery

Not enough Seeker for you? We also invite you to check out our Starscream and Thundercracker galleries to see how awesome all three of these guys look.

Generations Legends Starscream Gallery
Generations Combiner Wars Legends Thundercracker Gallery

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Over the San Diego Comic Con weekend, we got word that several assortments of Transformers were found across Europe. Both the Robots in Disguise line and the Combiner Wars line have been seeing releases across the board, including in the UK, in Germany, and in Slovakia.

Courtesy of TFW2005 member Pavol Palat, we have word that the Robots in Disguise Mini-Cons and Deployers have arrived at retail in Slovakia. The Mini-Cons include the entire first assortment of Sawback, Dragonus, Slipstream, and Divebomb, along with the larger Deployer figures, Drift and Fracture, who they interact with. This was followed by word from TFW2005 member rodney2000000 that the first Mini-Con assortment has also been spotted in the UK.

Not to be outdone, TFW2005 member Nevermore also reports that some new releases have been found at retail in Germany. He reports that Real stores in Bochum-Wattenscheid and in downtown Essen are stocking Combiner Wars Deluxe wave 3 – the Protectobot assortment. Also in the Bochum-Wattenscheid Real store, we have a report of a German retail sighting of the Robots in Disguise Legion wave 3 – Fixit and Underbite.

Don’t forget you can keep up with the local sightings in your area in our Transformers Sightings section.

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While we unfortunately didn’t get any Titan Wars news at SDCC 2015, 洪尚靖 on Facebook may have just provided us with our first toy image for the line! Blaster here appears to transform into his traditional boombox mode, in addition to have a third “base”-like mode.

This all seems to match up pretty well with the Titan Wars Blaster lineart we’d seen before, which we’ve included again in this post for comparison’s sake.

Hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon, but for now you can check out the image after the break! Remember to only take this as a rumor for now until we get further confirmation/info.

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Hasbro has just sent us over official images of the Victorion set! This set, which is set to release as a special edition box set in 2016, will include the following:

  • Voyager class Pyra Magna (from voyager Hot Spot mold)
  • Deluxe helicopter twins Stormclash and Skyburst (from deluxe Alpha Bravo mold)
  • Deluxe race cars Jumpstream and Dustup (from deluxe Breakdown and deluxe Dead End mold)
  • Legends motorcycle Rust Dust (from Legends Groove mold)

This set will feature some retooling including hands, feet (combiner ankle tilts), weapons, and head sculpts.

Check it out after the jump.