Emiliano Santalucia has updated his Facebook portfolio with a piece of artwork he did for Hasbro’s Tiny Titans line. The line was known for its blind-bagged releases and miniature depictions of Transformers both classic and contemporary, and on show here is the work he did for Optimus Prime himself. The art is a nice hybrid of the Generation 1 and Robots in Disguise (2015) versions of Optimus Prime, with the classic rifle in the hands of the modern version of the Autobot leader. Check it out attached to this post.
Via TFW2005 member Griffin-of-0z, we can report that the six episode “season 2.5” of the recent Robots in Disguise show has been released in Australia. Beyond Home Entertainment has collected the sub-season’s six episodes – featuring the story arc of the scavengers and the arrival of Starscream – onto a single disk, which is currently being sold in JB Hifi (with an official release date slated for 3 January 2018).
Of note is that Beyond are calling this season 3, and branding it with the Combiner Force logo, which is the branding of the actual season 3 which featured Menasor as a villain and recently finished airing.
Here’s hoping Shout! eventually follows suit and gives us a nice full series boxed set – a guy can hope, right?
We’re back with a new gallery update for you, and we’re taking a break from the Transformers Generations line to bring you a look at a recent release in the Robots in Disguise (2015-17) line. Making an appearance in the line’s final assortment is the legendary Decepticon Master of Metalikato himself, Bludgeon!
Bludgeon is an extensive reworking of the earlier Megatronus figure, with the majority of the robot’s upper body reworked, including new arms, a new chest, and a new head. While he shares this tooling with Blastwave, who was released first, I think we all know that actually it was Bludgeon who this mold was meant for, and he pulls the look off well, being a nicely realized reincarnation of the character. The tank cannons on the back are a nice feature, as they tilt forward to allow for some over-the-shoulder firing poses, and they can also be handheld as a massive gun. Bludgeon also includes his signature sword, and has enough poseability to pull off some decent swordfighting poses. He’s far from perfect, though, as the tank mode leaves the fists exposed – and there’s really no reason other than parts count as to why they could not be made to fold in. The tank mode being a more cartoony sci-fi H tank rather than a more real world design might not appeal to all, either.
Overall though, it feels like with Bludgeon Robots in Disguise was saving a great toy for last. We like him, and we hope you’ll enjoy perusing our gallery of him.
Thanks to fellow 2005 Boards member griffin-of-oz, we can report that Robots In Disguise Combiner Force Legion Twinferno Is Out In Australia.
Twinferno was found at a Coles store in Brisbane and he is the only character on RID Legion Wave 13 and the last one for this class size for the RID line.
Happy hunting for all Australian fans!
At last! We hear you cry. Yes, We can confirm that Robots in Disguise’s final two Warrior class toys, Bludgeon and Thermidor, have arrived on US retail shelves. They’re arriving in Wal-Marts, such as the Wal-Mart in Prescott, Arizona. The pair are shortpacks in the final assortment, and are likely to be hard to find – but if you’re collecting Robots in Disguise, both are worth seeking out, particularly Bludgeon, who is a fun toy with a great look to him. But more about him later.
Thanks go to TFW2005 member Stygian360 for the heads up!
Via TFW2005 member Platium, we can report that one of the last Robots in Disguise toys has hit retail in Singapore. The Crash Combiners Bisk and Saberhorn two pack was spotted at Isetan Nex. There’s no word on if the Optimus Prime and Grimlock (Primelock) set was also out in Singapore, but the pair share an assortment, and since Bisk & Saberhorn were the last one on the pegs, it seems likely someone got them before our man Platium.
So it sounds as if the last Robots in Disguise Crash Combiners have hit retail in Singapore. What do you think? Are these on your wants list? Share your thoughts in the thread linked below.
New stock photos of wave 4 Crash Combiners from the Transformers: Robots in Disguise line have surfaced on Amazon with a listed release of April 1, 2018, but currently overpriced at $30.95.
The first set of images are of Primelock, featuring Optimus Prime and Grimlock. The photos show off how the figures look in robot form, combined form and vehicle (and dinosaur) form, as well as the packaging. The two are able to combine in one, simple step. Also remember that all Crash Combiners can be mixed and matched with each other. They can also be scanned to unlock the characters in the app.
The next set of images are of Saberclaw, featuring Saberhorn and Bisk. These figures are also shown in all forms as well as inside the packaging.
Via Transformers Peru we can report that finally Robots In Disguise Team Comibiners Wave 2 Galvatronus Was Spotted At Peruvian Retail.
The last RID Team Combiner which includes the Deluxe-scale Cyclonus who forms the torso, while the four Scout-sized Decepticons form the limbs: space-fighters Cyberwarp and Skyjack form the arms, while ground vehicles Treadshock and Riotgear form the legs. The 5-pack was found at Wong store in Santa Cruz, Lima for 159.90 Nuevos Soles which 49,17 US Dollars approximately.
As an extra bonus, there’s a re-stock of TLK Legion Wave 2 with Megatron and Crosshairs for 39.90 Nuevos soles each one (12.33 US Dollars). These figures arrived before but in very limited quantities.
Happy hunting for Peruvian fans and we are sure this figure will surface soon in other Latin American countries.
Thanks to 2005 Boards member undertaker for letting us know that Robots In Disguise Combiner Force Legion Twinferno was Found At US Retail.
Legion Twinferno was found and bought at the 96th St. Meijer store in Indianapolis today. It’s time to check other Meijer stores to try to find this new Legion mold.
Happy hunting for all RID fans! Let us know your sightings at the 2005 Boards!
Very much like how it happened for Transformers: Prime following the conclusion of the show, artists involved with Transformers: Robots In Disguise have started to share the art they’ve created for RID.
Our first batch of images comes from the show’s Lead Character Designer himself. Walter Gatus is sharing quite a lot of both used and unused characters/vehicles for the show. Some of the known characters include Steeljaw, Jazz, Micronus Prime, Starscream, Soundwave and lots and lots of Minicons.
Jose Lopez is also sharing some of the work he did, including a blue Sideswipe concept which did not made it to the final cut. We even get a good look at how ChopShop‘s combination was conceptualized.
You can check out the mirrored images, after the jump.