Runabout

Thanks to Takara designer Hisashi Yuki, we get an in-hand glimpse at the upcoming TAV-25 Legends Class Runabout and we felt it’d be fun to share his pic of the mini Battlecharger. 

Runabout is a repaint of the Combiner Wars Black Jack mold we saw in wave 2 and appears to be covered in Decepticon symbols proudly displayed with two on his shoulders and one big one on his chest.

Hopefully down the road we’ll see his twin, Runamuck, from the same mold but for now you can check out the image we’ve mirrored from Yuki’s twitter after the jump!

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We have the first in-package images of Black Knight Optimus Prime courtesy of site sponsor RobotKingdom and board member Type-R.  This figure is set to be released in Toys R Us stores across Japan on August 3rd.

This recolor of Age of Extinction Armored Knight Optimus Prime is a Decepticon-inspired deco that features Nemesis Prime’s evil black, maroon and teal color scheme in place of Optimus’ heroic blue, red and silver.

This figure, while lacking somewhat in engineering due to the simplicity of the design appears to more than make up for it with an absolutely killer deco. It does however feature the improved “knight”-inspired gauntlets, the redesigned torso and swappable face mask gimmick of Armored Knight Prime.

If you’re looking to complement your Optimus Prime collection with his evil counterpart or like many of us you have an affinity for Nemesis Prime and his color scheme, you should consider stopping by one of our site sponsors today to lock in your preorder.

Unite Warriors Devastator

TFW2005 boards member Deruji has shared with us a translation of a Future King Magazine interview with Takara desginer Hasui Shogo. The interview focuses on his work with the Unite Warriors Devastator and goes into a great amount of detail with the design process, the decision making, and the outcome.

We have mirrored the full translated interview after the jump. Enjoy the interview and please be sure to thank Deruji for his time and work that went into this translation for us to enjoy!

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Legends Ultra Magnus

Thanks to the TF Yuki Twitter account, we’ve got a brand new in-hand image of the Takara Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus! Seen pictured along side TAV21 Optimus Prime and TAV14 Ultra Magnus (Beast Hunters version), this Ultra Magnus will differ from Hasbro’s offering by including an Alpha Trion figure and a different color layout (slightly more accurate to some appearances in the More Than Meets The Eye comic).

Takara’s Ultra Magnus is due out in September. Check it out after the break.

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Her are a few additional photos of the Kids Logic display at ACGHK 2015. They had a nice mix of previously released and new Transformers figures. Included are the following figures:

  • G1 King Starscream
  • G1 Ultra Magnus (White Cab Optimus Prime Repaint)
  • G1 Bumblebee
  • G1 Bumblebee Battle Damaged
  • Age of Extinction Grimlock with Optimus Prime
  • G1 Devastator
  • G1 Individual Constructicons
  • G1 Megatron
  • G1 Gold Megatron
  • G1 Wheeljack
  • G1 Ironhide
  • G1 Jazz
  • G1 Smokescreen

The photos come courtesy of Tag Hobby. You can see the photos by reading on.

MP11T Thundercracker 08

TakaraTomy Mall has posted a new product page for MP-11T Masterpiece Thundecracker with some official product images. As the numbering implies, this (re)release of Masterpiece Thundercracker is a repaint using the mold of MP11 Starscream with a more animation accurate color scheme compared to the Hasbro version. This listing also indicates the figure will comes with a hologram pilot figure that will fit into the cockpit.

The figure is schedule to release during the latter half of November, and you can preorder this on TakaraTomy Mall from August, 3rd to August, 17th for 14,904 yen, limited to 2,000 units domestically in Japan. The listing also mentioned Thundercracker is scheduled to be released in Asia, but no specific release date was provided. Given the past history with TakaraTomy Mall exclusives though, we may see preorders for this figure from our favorite online retailers soon. You can check out the images after break, and let us know if you’ll be jumping in on this Japanese release.

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Hisashi Yuki has tweeted out new comparison images of Transformers Adventure TAV-21 Optimus Prime. This figure has just been released in Japan and is quite big. It’s as tall as Combiner Wars/Unite Warriors Superion, while coming up to the waist of Unite Warriors Devastator. Read on to see more.

Override and Groove 3

After yesterday’s reveal of Transformers Adventure Override as a Generation 1 Triggerbot themed recolor of the Combiner Wars Groove toy, Hisashi Yuki has tweeted some images of the new Autobot alongside the Hasbro Groove he is a redeco of – and just to tease us all further on a certain Deluxe class motorbike, the new mold, Japanese-market exclusive Unite Warriors Groove is also there.

These are some fun images in addition to giving us a few more views on Override – be sure to check them out!

Oculus Rift Devastator

Thanks to the very entertaining and informative Twitter account of Shogo Hasui (seriously give him a follow @ Hasui_TF) we have a new image of a behind the scenes look at  the Wonder Festival Devatastor Experience with Oculus Rift. This experience, which will be held for fans this weekend on July 26, is a virtual reality look into the Buildron (Japanese name for the Constructicons).

You can check out the highly detailed image after the jump.