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Generations
Sarah Stone has earned a lot of attention lately with her beautiful art style that many were introduced to by her work on the Windblade miniseries. Since then she's done alternate covers for many other issues. Today she's posted a step-by-step of her process, using the anniversary incentive cover from MTMTE 33 as an example. Keep reading to see the preview images along with Sarah's introduction and link back to her tumblr blog post!
MasterPiece
Hisashi Yuki must be proud of Star Saber or something, because he just can't stop tweeting photos of the hand-painted color prototype piece! This latest effort to make us all extremely sad that it's not March 2015 already doesn't give us anything new about the toy itself, but we get to have another look at the design details and see the toy in a generic hero-style pose. Has Yuki-san's photo barrage convinced you to place a preorder yet? My resistance is sure getting thin...
Generation 1
Previews Magazine have posted a new article: Truth, Trouble, and Turnaround for New Transformers Titles! Those who have been following the comics, will be glad to know Transformers takes over the cover of Previews with a big showcase of new comics coming including Angry Birds, Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Primacy, Empire of Stone and more! Read on to see the details and preview covers and comic art work now!
Generations
Turned off by the chromed parts of Generations Jetfire? If you don't want to pay extra for a chrome-free Takara release, you may not have to resign yourself to just living with it. Cheetimus of Cheets' Tweaks has posted a video showing an easy and relatively safe method to remove vac metal chrome from plastic using two commonly available chemical products, first removing the clear red paint layer, then dissolving the chrome itself until bare plastic is all that's left. Check out the video embedded below!
Transformers TV
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Robots In Disguise
Just in are some new Transformers RID catalog images by way of Transformers Columbia on Facebook. The retailer distributed guide offers up some looks at whats to come as well come from RID toy line. Included are previews of the Legion, Hyperchange heroes, One-step changers, 6" Titan Guardians and 12" Titan Heroes figures. There is also a reveal of a RID Cartoon Network debut coming on March 15, 2015. Not sure is that is for Columbia and ot the USA as well. Read on to see the images and more details now.
Collectors Club
As we predicted last night, the fifth TFSS 2 shipment contained Chromedome with Stylor Arms Micron, and as usual Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna has brought us our first look at the figures in hand today via a flood of shots posted to his Twitter timeline. As usual, we've also transcribed the text of the bio card included, so keep reading for that and to see all the pictures!
Third Party
Here is an update on the X-Transbots Mini-Master design. The bottom of the box for their Ollie figure teased Boost and Hatch (not Windcharger and Tailgate) from the design. Some fans are also speculating that we may get a version of the mold as one of the cars from the TV series Knight Rider, because the early model we saw of this mold had it's details on the design.
Age of Extinction
Startimus Prime Returns with another video review for the Transformers 4 Drift Voyager Class Age of Extinction action figure. There he is, scaled UP looking all articulated and stuff! Get the details on the fan-favorite character that's had the Voyager class treatment to see how he measures up. Read on to see Drift out of the box, in robot, and his alternate vehicle mode with lots-o-images to maintain maximum drool factor.
MasterPiece
TakaraTomy's unofficial Twitter spokesman, designer Hisashi Yuki, has posted another new image of MP-24 Star Saber, this time in full color. He's shown demonstrating his ability to hold his greatsword with both hands, as was done once before in grayscale. Keep reading to see the photo!
Collectors Club
With all the reveals for Subscription Service 3, some may have forgot briefly that the second subscription is still in progress. Today from Allspark's Powered Convoy we've gotten word that the fifth figure strongly believed to be Chromedome has begun shipping to subscribers. In general this means we'll have first photos to show you as soon as tomorrow, and secondary retailers should receive their supplies shortly after. This will leave only one further shipment, containing Rewind and the "mystery" "bonus" figure whose identity was leaked previously.
 
Age of Extinction
Blacklai has shared an album of photos showing off the contents of the Platinum Autobots United five pack, featuring enhanced paint decos on the main Generations Series figures for the Autobot cast of Age of Extinction. Many figures have distinctly improved looks, while some like Bumblebee will leave you hard pressed to find a difference. We've mirrored a selection of photos, and included a link to the full album, so keep reading. And remember, the Platinum versions are always on the left.
Third Party
FansProject Core, the arm of FansProject responsible for the Warbot series which has included Defender, Assaulter, Revolver and more based on classic Wreckers characters has announced the trailer unit for their Steelcore original character design will be made available to preorder beginning September 19th. They've revealed that orders for the trailer, or a trailer + Steel Core figure will enroll buyers in a one year premium membership which comes with three free FPCore products. For more details and an image, keep reading!
Generations
Facebook has given us an early gift and posted the 30th anniversary alternate cover for MTMTE 33 - due to hit shops next Wednesday! - on their Facebook page. This cover features art by Sarah Stone and depicts Tarn hovering over Fulcrum as liquid energon drips from his face. This scene is Sarah's homage to "season 1" of MTMTE, specifically calling back to the "Scavengers" two-parter that comprised issues 7 and 8 of the title. ...and which may very well tie in to the issue this cover is attached to. Check it out below, and check back here next week where we'll bring you the first review of issue 33!
Collectors Club
Amid a great outcry of inappropriate mold choice and deco that failed to defeat the body shape to evoke the intended character, the Collector's Club has posted a revised boxart piece for Subscription Service 3 Tarantulas. Having increased the intended paint operations, including added detail to the face, they're hoping to satisfy as much fan concern as possible with this figure. Still missing are the stripe details on the legs of the included Arms Microns, another loudly referenced negative change from the initial Botcon reveal. Keep reading to compare the new and yesterday's versions!
Generations
Thanks again to Ebay seller Lena88a we we now have images of Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream action figure that will be offered by Takara Tomy in Japan. Get a look at the robot mode of this figure that is based on the Generations Voyager Blitzwing figure mold. Read on to see the in-hand images of the figure after the jump.
Generation 1
Thanks to RIPT Apparel who have let us know they have posted orders for the limited edition Extermawave, The Last Time Lord, and Optimus Time appearel by from Moysche and foureyedesign. The tees are all available for $10 USD each and Hoodies $35 USD, Toddlers $12 USD, plus shipping, These items are very limited to the on sale on September 12, 2014 only! This offer closes midnight PST on Friday 12th September 2014 so get yours now at riptapparel.com
Third Party
Keith's Fantasy Club has announced a second homage to Generation 1 Blaster (the last one being their Ghetto Blast figure), but this one is desgined to stand toe-to-toe with Masterpiece Blaster! Seem here are renders and unpainted color test shots of their upcoming figure Transistor! Figure will come with two head options, rifle and comic book. Test shot images care of Harris Loureiro Facebook page.
Conventions Center
The Transformers SDCC Exclusives are all back in stock at HasbroToyShop,com! This marks the first time the much-anticipated Class of `84 Kreon set has come back in stock, so if you want it, now's the time!
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