If you missed some or all of the SDCC 2014 Transformers news coverage from last week, we got you covered with our massive roundup of news and updates from the convention. Get the scoop on all the news, images, videos, panels, and more as it happenend right here in a single post that includes all our coverage from the show. Read on too see it all now.
Here comes Lio Convoy as the 2015 FREE Transformers Collectors' Club Membership Incentive Figure! This one appears to be a remake of the Generations Orion Pax mold that will have a new paint job ala the Beast Wars Japan character. No word if its a new head or not. Read on to see the character art showing off the concept for the figure.
The preorder for Generations Leader Jetfire is up at Amazon! He's scheduled for release on September 15th, and is priced at $44.99 with eligibility for free super-saver shipping. Keep reading for the preorder link!
The Targets in Orange Country are stocking the remote controlled Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figures. The motorized toy is ready to roll-out with auto-transforming from vehicle to robot mode. They are selling for $49.99 USD. Read on to see the item on the shelf for more details.
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Autobase Aichi has posted images from a giveaway DVD in Terebi-Kun magazine (More or less "TV Magazine Junior") that show the QTransformers with a selection of Lost Age/Age of Extinction characters, plus G1 Sideswipe and Prowl! The images also suggest animation is on the way, and features Japanese versions of the How To Ride Your Dinobot shorts. Similar in style to the old Choro-Q toys, QTransformers (or Cute Transformers if you prefer) are little SD mini-cars that turn in to various characters. Click through for a tweaked mechanical translation, mirrored photos, and links!
If you're in Japan between August 9th and 17th you may want to check out the Transformers Expo, the TakaraTomy-run event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand. A map of the expo has just been published, giving hints at what you'll see where. Interestingly there's a silhouette of movie Megatron's head in the section describing the "Megatron area"- has Movie Optimus Prime donated a trophy for the event? Keep reading for all the details!
eHobby has once again updated the impenetrable text story that accompanies Transformers Cloud, along with a new illustration - at least most of us can get something out of that. The image shows Shockwave and War/Fall For/Of Cybertron/Cybertron Soundwave charging Rodimus and Classics Optimus Prime, with Laserbeak in the foreground. Interestingly, the Decepticons seem to be coming through a Prime-style ground bridge... keep reading to see the picture for yourself and to check out the original page!
Remember when video game consoles used to actually come with a game? TakaraTomy remembers. Mega Drive Megatron is going to include a replica of the Japanese version of the Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge from 1991. The Japanese version of Sonic is slightly more refined than the US Sega Genesis release, with more parallax scrolling and a rippling effect underwater. None of which matters, since this is a non-playable dummy cart to make your Megatron look cool. Keep reading to see the blast processing for yourself!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Not much this week just HUGE news from SDCC and Wonder Fest! Combiners, Titan Class Scorponok, Transforming pens, Playstations that turn into Optimus Prime, questionable third party gimmicks, combining NOT Dinobots, Q&A with Rob Springer, we test our listeners and our crew with a Transformers trivia presentation Brian put together for a local con. All this and way, way, way more!
Following on from the initial portion posted about a month ago, Seqart Organization wraps up its lengthy interview with writer James Roberts, touching particularly on building characters and relationship dynamics within the cast of More Than Meets The Eye. While not necessarily groundbreaking new information, it's a great insight to the process behind the fan-favorite series. Keep reading for an excerpt from the article and a link to the full interview!
Along with Not-Especially-Ultra Magnus, Iron Factory has released images of colored samples of their figures based on Sixgun and Slammer at the Legends scale, which will complete the assortment of partner toys for Fall of Cybertron Metroplex along with that toy's included Scamper. I only count four total guns on Sixgun, making it truly NOT-Sixgun, but its ability to separate in to two large guns or become a tank gives it a somewhat versatile play pattern. Keep reading to see the photos.
Iron Factory has thrown itself fully in to creating additional figures scaled to Generations Legends based on other classic characters. Newly revealed is one figure based on Ultra Magnus that transforms in to a full truck with trailer, though at this size it's more of an assault vehicle than car carrier. It's displayed in scale relative to several other figures, but should be around the same height as current Generations Legends for interactivity with Metroplex. Keep reading to see the images!
Finally (for now) Transformers Colombia presents us with found images of the later wave One Step Changers for Age of Extinction heavily populated by off-screen character toys. This assortment will feature Rollbar who takes heavy X-Brawn cues, Strafe, ROTF Megatron(?!), and a very G1 Prowl. Keep reading to see images of each figure in both modes and packaged!
Next on the list from Transformers Colombia, we have photos showing new figures Boulder and Chase in the Rescue Bots Rescan series. These smaller figures of fan-favorite Rescue Bots characters in new vehicle forms will be part of the third Rescan wave, and you can check out all of the mirrored stock photos of them below!
Transformers Colombia has unearthed a range of new Hasbro stock images today. First up they've brought us a batch of photos for Angry Birds Transformers including Telepod toys to load characters in to the mobile game app, and race course sets for non-mobile device play. A range of characters are advertised in this set of images, so keep reading to check out all of the photos!
Thanks to TAG Hobby we have a new New Convoy pens Image from Wonderfestival In Japan. Get a look at the mold that is being offered in G1, Nemesis and Ultra Magnus editions. These figures feature a surprsingly detailed robot mode for being the size of a pen, albeit a large one. Read on to see the figures for the full details on these toys.
Apparently it'll play in Peoria: Seibertron reports that Generations Lockdown has been sighted and purchased in an Illinois Target. For $9.96 no less! Keep reading for a mirrored image and a link to the original story, then go dig out that $5 giftcard you got for buying Silver Knight Prime and Fall of Cybertron Grimlock!
Planet Iacon has posted new scans showing off Masterpiece Star Saber along with his smaller component robot, Saber. His Brainmaster component, the Brain of Courage, is not shown, or at least not clearly visible at this resolution, but he does have an opening clear-plastic cockpit and there might be something in it...? Keep reading to see the scans and judge for yourself.