The official Transformers YouTube Channel has posted a designer desk video featuring design manager John Warden discussing the release of Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus collector pack. In it Mr. Warden talked a bit about the philosophy behind the coloring of the G2 set, referencing the loud colors and camouflage pattern on the set from the 1990’s. There is even a brief appearance of the original G2 Bruitcus’ TV commercial as well. Check out the video in full after the jump. [Read more…]
Continuing the coverage from Tokyo Toy Show 2016, we are learning that UW-08 Unite Warriors Computron has made its appearance on the show floor. Thanks to images from Twitter user @chromless and @GENgoraw, we are getting new in hand shots of Computron himself and every member of the Technobots posed in their individual robot mode. As it has been revealed previously, TakaraTomy’s version of this Computron set contains many remolded part on each of Technobots such as new head sculpts, new parts in vehicle and robot mode, new individual weapons that combines into a giant gun, and new chest and head in combined mode. We will need to wait until August, 27th to purchase our own sets, but until then, check out these in hand images after the break.
- Leader Class figures Blaster and Optimus Prime
- Legends Class Rewind, Wheelie and Stripes
- Voyager Class Galvatron
- Titan Masters Wave 1 and 2
Hasbro Taiwan, in collaboration with Taiwanese Transformers forum T.F.N.D., held an event allowing fans to test out figures from the upcoming Transformers Titans Return toyline. Figures present at the event includes Leader class Powermaster Optimus Prime and Blaster, Voyager Sentinel Prime and Galvatron, Deluxe class Blurr, Scourge, Hardhead, and Skullsmasher, Titanmaster Terribull, Nightbeat, Crashbash, Loudmouth, as well as Titan class Fortress Maximus. We also see the SDCC Exclusive set consisting of a recolored Robot in Disguise Warrior class Windblade, Delxue class Brainstorm, and an alternate color Voyager class Sentinel Prime. As a bonus, there are close-ups of the blind box toyline Alt-Modes also.
Through images from members of T.F.N.D., we can see the transformation schemes and the “Head-On” gimmick on various figures, and also how they look with different Titanmasters attached. We also get a glimpse of comparison between the exclusive version and the regular release of Sentinel Prime. Last but not the least, it appears through experimenting with the figure, fans there found a alternate city mode configuration for Fortress Maximus. These images certain make waiting for the release of these figures harder, but until then check out the images after the break and visit T.F.N.D’s forum for their full gallery.
Dengeki Hobby post an interview they conducted with famed Transformers designer Shogo Hasui on the upcoming Titan Returns Fortress Maximus. In the interview, Mr. Hasui discussed his experience with working on this project, expressing that he wished to honor this fan favorite character when the making of this new version of Fortress Maximus was confirmed.
He share that while working on this figure, there was 3 priorities that was set. First is the incorporation of the “Head-On” gimmick. Second is to visually differentiate this figure from Generations Metroplex while using parts from its mold. Lastly is to fit in the base mode play pattern within the pricepoint set by the Titan Returns series. He expressed that working on Fortress Maximus gave him the impression that this figure was produced in a completely different approach compared to every other Transformers figure.
Mr. Hasui also revealed that during development, there were two different prototypes of the “HeadMaster” produced; one with advance mechanism and another simpler model to determine of the fit and finish of the overall model. The result of the two was then used for the final production on the figure. This is due to the importance of perfecting the “Head-On” gimmick on this figure.
Dengeki Hobby also provided some images comparing Generations Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to show off some of the shared parts between the figures. We also see a demonstration of the articulation and light up gimmick when Cerebros is attached as the head. Mr. Hasui explained that when combined, the head will produce different sounds. When asked about the sounds recorded for the Japanese version of Fortress Maximus, the designer expressed that he was only in charged of the Titan Returns version of the figure, but the Japaense version will have an interesting twist.
Checkout some the images and a roughly translated version of the original article here after the jump. Don’t forget to let us know you thoughts on this interview on the boards.
Since we first learn about the Titans Return series in the Transformers Generations line, we have found, reported, and discussed over details on what’s to come. The chance to get your own hands on experience in May, 2016 has finally arrived as preorder for Leader class Wave 1, consisting of Blaster and Powermaster Optimus Prime, is open on site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store and TFSource. You can find the link to these preorders below, and we will update the link to the rest of our sponsors as their preorders become available.
If you haven’t seen our earlier report, Hasbro is indeed releasing the Deluxe Class Protectobot Groove individually. We reported that this figure might be obtain through a Toys’R’US promotion in Taiwan, but for those of you whose living else where, luckily you can preorder Groove now through Robot Kingdom, Premium Collectables, and our other sponsors as they become available. The figure is scheduled for release in May, 2016, but don’t wait until then.
Following the Toy Fair 2016 Investor Event, Hasbro has sent us the official Press Release announcing their presence at this year’s New York Toy Fair.
Unfortunately though, the official Fortress Maximus image they were suppose to send us is misplaced… and replaced with Transformers: Robots On Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime. For the time being, visit our coverage of the event to check out the new Titans Return toy. We’ll check back and will provide you with the Hi-Res image soon.
Update: Fellow Staff Member Mechafire has noticed that the Power Surge Optimus Prime sent with the Press Release is a retool of the Warrior Class Optimus Prime rather than what was shown during the event.
Check out the full Press Release, after the jump.
P.S: We also included other Hasbro brands as well (Because we are cool. *wink*).
The other major news that came from Hasbro’s Toy Fair 2016 Investor Event is… well… Toys.
Hasbro showcased Titans Return, Robots In Disguise and new Rescue Bots toys.
With Robots In Disguise, Power Surge Optimus Prime was shown.
Transformers: Rescue Bots showed off the new Autobot Quickshadow.
Finally for collectors, the Titans Return toyline was also shown:
- Sentinel Prime
- Fortress Maximus
Check out the images, after the jump.
With Toy Fair 2016 about to kick-off Hasbro has put up a preview for the upcoming Transformers Titans Return.
The Transformers Generations franchise offers us a sneak peek at the beginning of their “TITANS RETURN” product with these images of upcoming packaging artwork. There’s only so much room on a box or a blister card, so the scintillating character images developed by our artists sometimes gets maneuvered and cropped from the full glory of the original piece. The Hasbro Pulse has secured the full character artwork that will adorn the packaging for this July’s “TITANS RETURN” Deluxe Generations Wave 1.
Check out all the new Transformers Titans Return. images after the jump.