While Botcon weekend was all about the latest and greatest to be coming from Hasbro, the third parties were hardly silent. We’ve rounded up some notable third party info and updates – check out the full low-down after the break.
First up, there was a contest on Weibo hosted by Generation Toy that allowed thirty lucky people to score one of thirty copies of a completely clear version of GT-01A Scraper. This Ghost Scraper is a nod to the ill fate that found its way to the Constructicon leader, Scrapper in IDW’s Transformers comics. This piece looks rather spiffy and will likely command a high price on the secondary market. Here’s hoping they decide to do a mass release of him and his brethren so we can get a complete “ghostalt”.
Second on our list are several items by Mastermind Creations Design Studio, Ocular Max. First up is a recolor of their first foray into Masterpiece offerings in PS-02 Sphinx Liger Version. This figure is an homage to the red Diaclone Mirage, and sports a new head along with a striking red, white, and black color scheme. This one was also shown off at an event which ran during Botcon.
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Ocular Max also showed off a repaint of their very popular RE:mix 01 – Jaguar, this time decked out in a navy blue motif with golden missiles. This appears to be an homage to the E-Hobby Exclusive Cobalt Sentry figure, Howlback. Will Ocular Max follow this up with a Garboil version of the Laserbeak which they teased previously? Time will tell.
Next up is TFC’s version of Transformers Victory Leozak, Rhadamanthus. These images come via 汽车南人 of Weibo, and give us some excellent in-hand looks at the figure. The look is excellent and nicely recreates the look of the design seen in the Transformers Victory animation, and looks great alongside his brothers Minos and Thanatos.
More in hand pics follow, this time of Iron Factory’s highly anticipated Legends scaled War Within Blitzwing, Blizzard. Notably, on the final version, the canopy is colored closer to that of Generation 1 Blitzwing. Thanks to 胡服騎射 的變形金剛 分享時間 of Facebook we have an assortment of in-hand pictures showing off all modes of the figure itself!
Capping off the in-hand pictures, we have a look at X-Transbot’s homage to Generation 1 Beachcomber, Arkose! Arkose comes with a wide assortment of accessories including a gun, an alternate face, and three tropical styled birds, as well as a golden hand based on the Generation 1 episode The Golden Lagoon. Thanks go to TFW2005 member, Qingtianzhu, for the pics.
On to test shots and prototypes, and first up, the prototype of much anticipated first full release by Corbot V, Reyes, has been show. These new images show the figure’s third mode, a blaster which is compatible with any 5mm socketed hands, and scales nicely with Combiner Wars gestalts.
KFC have also shown off some test shots of their next releases. First up is a look at their homage to Reflector, the Reflectrons! Only the camera mode was shown at the event this figure was present at, but it looks like it’s coming along nicely. Also along for the ride was the first test shot for KFC’s homage to Wreck-Gar, Crash Hog! This guy is looking really impressive thus far.