Comicave Studios have shared out new pics and details for their 1/22 scale Omni Class Optimus Prime. For those that don’t know, this is a non-transforming higher end piece featuring die cast parts, wide range of articulation, showroom quality paint, additional hands and accessories, and LED lights. This will be Comicave Studio’s first Transformers piece to hit the market though their Iron Man pieces have been dropping and are top of the line (see our galleries at Toyark if curious). Check out the new details after the break, he should be releasing in September worldwide!
We are going to take a little break from Transformers: The Last Knight movie news and focus on toy news.
Few days ago we learned that Transformers 5 Toys may not flood the shelves as previous movies. Today, Simba Smoby shot us a small statement hinting that they will be doing the Die-Cast vehicles of the TF5 Toys
This news comes as no surprise since Simba Smoby (part of the Simba Dickie group) is the current Hasbro License Holder for Transformers Die-Cast Toys. The statement does not indicate the availability of the toys, but the distribution may be for Europe only.
Check out their statement and an image of their already available Transformers: Robots In Disguise Optimus Prime Battle Truck.
Forbes Magazine had a chance for an interview with Hasbro regarding the future of the Transformers toyline including the new Michael Bay Movie and Transformers: Generations.
John Warden, Hasbro’s Transformers design manager, says “Just like anything in Transformers, it’s not just a cool car, but it’s also a character that you know and love. When you look at Fortress Maximus, he’s not just a gigantic robot, but he’s also a colossal city.” So think of it more like a giant Darth Vader than a Death Star.
Regarding the upcoming movie Transformers: The Last Knight the writer had this to say:
With no movies or cartoon since Age of Extinction came two years ago (author of the original article later corrects this and apologizes for the mistake of forgetting RID), the property has relied heavily on Combiner Wars and its sequel Titans Return, a cross-media storyline that includes IDW’s popular comics and a just-released animated miniseries. The Combiner figures allow five robots to join together into one larger one, and most have universal connecting joints so you can mix and match to create your own hybrids (the Titans are simply as big as Combiners already). The next movie may even follow suit, as Michael Bay just announced the inclusion of Onslaught, who in most continuities (and Transformers has many, all of which “count”) leads the military-themed combiner group called the Combaticons.
There may even be a balance on figures, without movie products flooding the shelves:
Expect to also see some figures to commemorate the 30th anniversary (and deluxe Blu-ray) of the original animated movie – a set on display at the Con featured redecoed versions of recent releases of Ultra Magnus, Arce, Springer, Blur, and Kup, painted to look more like their movie incarnations. And, of course, that movie The Last Knight will be in theaters next year, though unlike in some years past, it won’t crowd out all the other kinds of Autobots and Decepticons from the shelves.
“If there’s anything we’ve learned,” says Warden, “it’s that fans love Generations, loud and clear. We’re dedicated to continuing the Prime Wars universe, and we’ve got some great stuff planned for 2017 – more Titans Return product, and it’s just exciting to see how much Generations have grown. Not just with fans, but with kids and fans of all ages.”
Check out the full interview at Forbes.
Few days ago, we brought you news of an upcoming game titled Transformers: Online for the Chinese market. There is a mini Arcade setup on the Cybertron Con 2016 floor and it’s all about the game.
The new game features several fan-favorites across multiple Transformers Universes. It’s built on top of the Overwatch hype and feature a similar multiplayer battle mechanism.
The official website is now live and showcases:
- Optimus Prime (Transformers: Age Of Extinction)
Enough chit-chat. Check out the new footage, after the jump.
When it comes to MMO Games, China is no stranger. In another push to market Transformers franchise in China, Hasbro has introduced a new Transformers MMO Game (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) titled Transformers Online.
What’s so interesting is the fact that the game seems to feature characters across multiple Transformers Universes including Michael Bay Movies, Generations and even High Moon Studio’s Fall Of Cybertron.
“Tencent Games and Hasbro today officially announced a new Transformers Online shooter. The game is a competitive online action shooter powered by Unreal Engine 4, and in other words, it will be similar to Overwatch in gameplay style. Transformers will start closed beta in China on August 5 and the game will reveal more details at ChinaJoy 2016 later this week. Stay tuned for our following coverage.
You can choose from Megatron, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and other iconic characters in the series. The game promises that all Transformers will stay true to their personality, abilities and combat style in the franchise.
There will be 2 factions of course and some playable characters for Autobots have been revealed, including Jazz (melee), Bumblebee (assassin), Ratchet (support), Bluestreak (sniper).”
The official website is still in development and you can check it out here. Also, check out the trailer, after the jump.
TF@TM is bringing us another new Transformers related Trademark from the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
This new trademark goes by the title “PRIME“.
There isn’t any other info regarding what this trademark means. However, the following documentation details are available:
- Mark (in words): PRIME
- Serial Number: 87111650
- Filing Date: Thursday, 21st of July 2016
- Class Status: ACTIVE
- Category: Toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms
What do you think this new Trademark means?
Prime 1 Studios have put up some teasers for their upcoming statue of Dark of the Moon Shockwave. This statue is shown in monochrome except for the red of the eye. It’s already looking to be a very sharp piece, and one that we are looking forward to seeing develop. Check out the images released so far attached to this post.
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!
TF@TM is letting us know that Hasbro has filed for a new trademark for the 5th Transformers movie. Titled as AUTOBOT SQWEEKS, this trademark is categorized under “Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms“.
With it, we can confirm that Hasbro will put out toys based on the new character and also confirms that the Vespa is in fact an Autobot.
Check out the trademark details, after the jump.
Here’s a chance for you to own an actual vehicle from a Transformers Live Action Movie. The bike used as the Vehicle Mode / Alt Mode of Chromia on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is up for sale on Craigslist.
It is currently being sold for US$ 18,000.
“This is a 2009 Suzuki B-King with under 200 miles. This is the actual motorcycle used in the movie, with artist proof and artwork.
The entire paint job is PAINT, no stickers. I designed and built this bike and the others from the movie, and it has been in my collection since. It has never been ridden since the movie wrapped shooting and is on Ca Non Op. Unlike almost every movie car or bike, this is built to a very high standard, and is ready to ride. It does have a full custom LED light kit as well.
This is a unique chance to own a piece of movie and Transformers movie history.
This bike is as new in almost every way, save the parts that made it Chromia in the movie”