Thanks to the folks over at Space Ape, we have new of two more incoming bots! Arriving to the game via totaliser event, Autobot Rook and Decepticon Blot are the latest pair of combiner team members joining the fight. This pair is likely a sign that Defensor and Abominus will be squaring off as the game’s next combiners when the teams are completed, but no official word on that yet. For now, information on these two and the event in which you can obtain them can be found after the jump!
Thanks to a user on reddit, we have a couple of in-hand images of two upcoming, highly-anticipated figures from the WFC Siege line: Ratchet and Bluestreak! For now there’s only one pic of each in their robot modes, but they give us a good look at both bots. In addition, these images also reveal Ratchet’s weapon which is an homage to the missile launcher from his G1 toy’s “robot” mode.
Check out the pics after the jump and be sure to share your thoughts and excitement in the discussion below!
A bit of unexpected but nevertheless exciting news comes to us from Tokyo Toy Show which is just getting started, thanks to Twitter user @Gadepon. On display overseas are prototypes of the recently revealed Snaptrap (Turtler in Japan) and one of his soldiers, Skalor (or Gulf, for Japanese fans)! Both are displayed in all three modes including their gestalt ones, giving us our first look at Piranacon (King Poseidon). The pictures show both are clear, extensive remolds of Terrorcon molds, Snaptrap of course being Hun-Grrr and Skalor coming from Blot. Additionally, we can see new articulated hands and feet for this combiner.
As of now, the other four Seacons are absent, including in combined mode. Some silhouettes and parts of Skalor mold seem to indicate that the weapon mode is also possible. Will we see them soon? Stay tuned to TFW for more news on Tokyo Toy Show as it continues over the next few days, and be sure to check out the pics after the jump!
Update: Some extra images via Hobby Dengeki
Space Ape has shared with us the details on yet another event featuring a new pair of characters and their abilities. Blades and Dirge join the fight this weekend in the totaliser event, Planet Terror. Both characters feature the ability Safe Zone (Blades)/Fear Inducing Signal (Dirge) which drops a hacking bomb that deals damage to the area and confuses enemies, reducing attack speed and causing them to turn on their own forces for a short amount of time.
Check out the full details after the jump. Good luck this weekend!
The folks over at Space Ape have MAJOR news for players, the reveal of two long-awaited characters, Trypticon and Metroplex! They’ve sent us images of the rival titans for you to checkout after the jump! As for details on how these two will work, we’re not entirely sure, but they will no doubt turn the meta and rules on their heads.
You can check out their weekly Twitch streams every Thursday here, and if you missed today’s the video on demand is available.
Thanks to Previews World, we have an exciting first look at one of the other two Datsun bros, Smokescreen! With this first image of the latest addition to the Generations Select line, we have a look at both his robot mode and his alternate mode and confirmation that he’ll have his signature shoulder-mounted blasters! From the looks of it, they can peg together to form one double-barreled gun that can also peg into his regular rifle. He’s also sporting his own unique headsculpt and what appears to be the number 38 in Cybertronian numerical signs, which seems to be the first time a Hasbro product has featured Cybertronian numerology.
Smokescreen is expected some time in the Fall and will be going for the usual deluxe price of $19.99. Check out the full-size pic after the jump and share your thoughts in the discussion below!
Via their Twitter, the Transformers TCG peeps have revealed info regarding their upcoming launch event for the next wave of cards including a launch-exclusive card, and a new card from Wave 3. The former, only available via promo kit and not through booster packs, is “Private Smashdown” and “Airquake Hammerclaw” which features both the robot and weapon modes of the upcoming weaponizer Smashdown from the War For Cybertron Siege line. The latter, presumably available through usual means, is Special Ops, a card featuring Soundwave ejecting his cassetticons that allows players to perform two consecutive secret plays.
According to the Transformers TCG page, promo kits are only available through local WPN stores and those wishing to purchase them must contact their preferred retailers to have one ordered. For more details on the launch day event and the cards announced, check out the pics below!
Thanks to autobase_aichi on Twitter and chefatron on Youtube, we have our first in-hand look at the highly anticipated Generations Selects Ricochet (or Stepper) and red-chested Swoop! The figures are repaints of Power of the Primes Jazz and Swoop respectively with the latter made to homage the G1 toy for those who may prefer a more united color scheme for their Dinobots. In addition to the red chest, Swoop also sports a clear beak for his dino mode and a seemingly lighter grey plastic for his wings, forearms, and lower legs.
Ricochet and Swoop have been slated for release this month, but may not show up at retailers or doorsteps stateside for another week or two. In the meantime, check out the pics after the jump!
Thanks to TFW user Grimlock25, we have another Studio Series sighting! Found yet again in Florida, at a Target in Largo, we have our first US sighting of the Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Battle Damaged Megatron Target Exclusive. This version of Megatron features a good deal of battle damage paint, a much darker black and grey color scheme, and a damaged head with exposed eye to complete the look.
It seems Florida’s on a weird roll right now with firsts, but keep your eyes peeled as this version of Megatron will surely be popping up elsewhere soon enough. Happy hunting, TFW!
Thanks to the a user over on the Transformers subreddit, we have confirmation of our first sighting of the highly-anticipated wave 6 of Studio Series voyagers! This wave contains voyagers Optimus Prime from the Bumblebee movie and Rampage from Revenge of the Fallen, the latter being the first component of Devastator available.
Allegedly these two were spotted at a Walmart all the way down in this newsie’s home state of Florida, the last place one would expect to find a first sighting, but we don’t have any official confirmation of that. However we can see another Bumblebee movie voyager and a ROTF voyager behind the Optimus in front, so we can be sure this isn’t a trick.
Happy hunting, TFW!