One of the most anticipated figures shown off at Toy Fair 2017 for me was Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee. A higher end, more detailed, more complicated version of Bee than what has come previously with plans for semi-in-scale future figures. As someone who enjoys the Movieverse version of Bumblebee and his alt form Camaro, getting a definitive version was welcome. We have the Asian version in hand, which is out now and shipping from site sponsor TFSource. Read on to check out some additional thoughts and then head on over to Reflector @ TFW2005 to see all 65+ HD pics!
Transformers The Last Knight has hit theaters and is working it’s way through it’s run. The movie got mixed reviews, but some of the toys are still solid offerings to our collections. The initial waves were a mix of repaints and basic offerings. Wave 2 plus in each size class seems to be where the new molds and exciting figures lie. Today we’re sharing 3 galleries all at once, all from the Voygaer class. Voyager Optimus Prime from wave 1 along with Voyager Hound and Voyager Megatron from wave 2.
I almost didn’t jump in here, I tend to stick to larger scale and MP figures only over the last several years, but I thought Megatron was handled well in the movie and as a toy at the Voyager scale. And since Hound came with Megatron, he’s in here. And you can’t have Megatron without Optimus, so he’s here too :). Anyway, enjoy the three galleries below, and feel free to check out what other fans are saying in their feedback and review threads over on the 2005 Boards!
We’re sharing a quick gallery tonight of a recent release – Transformers Movie The Best Bumblebee. Movie The Best is Takara’s Transformers Movie pre-game show, higher end re-do’s of previous molds celebrating all the movies so far. I thought the Bee looked pretty sharp in promotional pictures and while I know everyone dreads him on the retail shelves, I do like me some Bumblebees. He’s using a deluxe Dark of the Moon mold with more traditional stripe work. Read on to check out some quick thoughts and some highlight pics. You can see the full gallery over in our gallery system – Reflector @ TFW2005.
He’s in stock now and shipping at site sponsor TFSource!
Conquest is made of the ashes of one’s enemies. 3A is back with their fourth (and last) Transformers Dark of the Moon high end figure and this time it’s none other than Decepticon Air Commander Starscream. Starscream is rocking his tatted up look from DotM in his F-22 mode. His unique look from the Movieverse is in full effect with the reverse knees, wide chest and bug-like head sculpt. This is the retail version which comes with an extra forearm missile launcher. The 3A exclusive version comes with a hand saw accessory as well.
3A have released 4 DOTM figures – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and now Starscream. We have a copy of DOTM Starscream here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out. He should be shipping now! You can check it out here:
Read on for some additional thoughts and some key pics!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings! 3A is back with their third Transformers Dark of the Moon high end figure and this time it’s the leader of the Autobots Optimus Prime. Optimus rocks his long nose Peterbilt cab mode complete with flames, which some say is the best version of Optimus in the Movieverse. This version also comes with DOTM specific weapons – his spiked knuckles, giant blaster, and dual energy swords.
3A have shown 4 DOTM figures so far – Optimus, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream. We have a copy of DOTM Optimus here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out. He should be shipping now!
Read on for some additional thoughts and 115+ pics!
All Hail Megatron! 3A is back with their second Transformers Dark of the Moon high end figure and this time it’s none other than Mighty Megatron. Megatron is rocking his rusty truck mode, the Movieverse version with the cloak and shotgun. His face is still half gone from the battle in Revenge of the Fallen and he’s on the ropes. This may be the most menacing version of Megatron on the big screen yet, and 3A captures that glory here.
They’ve shown off 4 so far – Megatron, Bumblebee (which we shot in detail, check the link), Optimus Prime, and Starscream. We have a copy of DOTM Megatron here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out. He should be shipping now!
Read on for some additional thoughts and 90+ pics!
3A has branched out along with it’s partner company ThreeZero to produce high end figures beyond the artistic vision of co-founder Ashley Wood. Most of 3A’s licensed figures have been stylized interpretations of classic characters like Marvel’s Iron Man & Dr. Doom and even some from the Star Wars universe. Their Transformers offerings however have been direct from the screen. They’ve shown off 4 so far – Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee. We have a copy of the retail release for DOTM Bumblebee here at TFW2005 HQ and have run it through a detailed photo session so everyone can check it out before it hits your doors. He should be shipping soon! Read on for over 90 HD images after the break!
We’ve got a great new gallery of a toy from the Age of Extinction line that never left Japan to share with you! Courtesy of TFW2005 member Russian fan, we have a look at AD-31 Armor Knight Optimus Prime.
Armor Knight Optimus Prime is to the regular Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime what Buster Optimus Prime was to the Revenge of the Fallen Leader Optimus Prime – a toy that takes the base Leader toy we got at mass retail and then improves on it, with remolded elements, new accessories, and a premium level of paint to become the definitive version. For Armor Knight Optimus Prime, this meant a lot of remolding including the chest, arms and head, the latter of which was also reworked to include a gimmick to allow Optimus’ face to switch from a faceplate head to an unmasked one. The paint is also a step up and really helps to put this one over. If you’ve not got a toy of this new Movie Optimus Prime, right now, this is the definitive item.
Check out Russian Fan’s photos of this gorgeous piece at the link below, including some shots of the toy with the Beelzeboss die-cast Sword of Justice – I’m told that the weight of metal does unfortunately make it hard for the toy to hold, but it looks truly boss in the robot’s hands.
We have a new in-hand Transformers gallery for you. Hailing from the movie series by way of a Japan exclusive repaint, we have the Stinger! Stinger features in Transformers Age of Extinction as a human-built Transformer, designed as a Bumblebee clone. With a striking and sinister red color scheme, Cliffjumper this is not!
Stinger is a straight-up redeco of the Age of Extinction new Camaro Bumblebee, which means the robot mode is more or less spot on for the appearance of the robot mode, although obviously the vehicle mode is not the on-screen Pagani. This may or may not prove to be a dealbreaker, as the deco itself is excellent, and we’d imagine most people would display in the robot mode, which looks great.
You can check out the full gallery of this Japanese market exclusive at the link below:Age of Extinction Decepticon Stinger (Japanese exclusive)
The SDCC 2014 Dinobots set was a mix of new and old, giving us the Age of Extinction Dinobots in G1 colors along with a kick ass pop-up-book like Ark. There was only one problem, we only got 4 of the 5 original Dinobots. Not soon after, they announced that the 5th member of the team, Slog (aka Sludge) would be getting a matching paint job and be released separately through Amazon. He went up for pre-order pretty soon after that announcement, and he is now finally shipping 5 months later.
We’ve done up a gallery of Slog in action along with his SDCC brothers. Read on to check some key shots; you can view the entire gallery here: TFW2005’s Age of Extinction G1 Slog Gallery
If you’d like to complete your set, you can grab your own over at Amazon.com – they still have some in stock: Transformers Generation 1 Voyager Class Slog Action Figure. [Read more…]