Takara's Hisashi Yuki has posted images of Masterpiece Star Saber's Brain of Courage to Twitter, and it's pretty small! It's shown next to the original version, as well as next to Diaclone pilot figures (which for reference are about 1" tall, or the right size to fit in all those empty seats on your G1 Transformers). It's also compared to one of those figures in the seat on Super Fire Convoy/RID Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see all the tininess for yourself!
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (August 26, 2014) -- From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg and in association with Hasbro, Inc., Paramount Pictures' $1 billion worldwide blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction makes its highly-anticipated debut September 30, 2014 on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD. The film will be available to own two weeks earlier on Digital HD September 16, 2014.
Thanks to griffin at OzFormers who has recieved a review sample of the Platinum Edition Breakout Battle Transformers Age of Extinction set that will be a Myer exclusive in Australia. This one is loaded with the Rusty Evolution Optimus Prime, Vehicon and Rollbar figures. Get a look at these exclusives in and out of the box, in robot and alternate modes, and comparison shots of these figures with other shared figure molds.
Finished product photos of the triple changing trio.
These are the official modes, but this highly flexible mold has several fan modes out there.
Show us yours!
The eagerly-anticipated Leader-Class Generations Jetfire is now up for preorder on Kmart.com, and they've posted a previously-unseen demonstration video of the figure on the preorder page. While we can't find a way to embed this here, it's worth a look for a basic rundown of the figure's accessories and articulation. Keep reading for the link!
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Polygon Pictures has walked away from the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with four awards, two for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters. The other two were for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and between the two series Polygon has taken the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award for the past three years running. We'll see if Robots In Disguise 2015 will help them maintain their lock on the category, but for now keep reading for an excerpt from the article and a link to full details!
The remaining crew of the vanished Lost Light
search for clues
among its wreckage, but find only more questions, and a single, terrifying
answer waiting for them within. Written by James Roberts, art by Alex Milne,
with colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
The Decepticons' mission to secure Earth's surrender was a percussive bust. Now it's time for Scarlett and the Star Brigade to travel to Cybertron and return the favor. "Targetmasters" is written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art, colors, and lettering by Scioli.Continue to full review
Hisashi Yuki, TakaraTomy's Twitter-loving designer brings on more teases of upcoming high end toys by today showing off the Saber robot portion of Masterpiece Star Saber in comparison to an original G1 Saber. Though it is a little shorter than the G1 version, we know from prior photos that the Masterpiece figure will be comparable in height to the Masterpiece Datsun family figures. At this point there is little need to doubt MP Star Saber is going to be quite massive! Keep reading for the full photo.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun -- and no bars will be held! SCARLETTs forces go head-to-head with MEGATRONs hordes -- and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing -- not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences -- could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed -- or the easily heartbroken.
Following the smashing success of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Hasbro Studios is expanding to promote their pop culture properties. Bringing in Josh Feldman, formerly of Genre Films. He is reporting to the entertainment division where he will be focused on developing the many properties Hasbro has into TV and Movies projects that are said to feature "live-action and animation" as well as brand development and licensing. Read on for more details from the report on Deadline Hollywood.
UK native James Roberts, writer of the ever-excellent Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
will be attending TFCon Chicago 2014 the weekend of October 24th-26th! Keep reading for all the details!
YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has posted video reviews for two Age of Extinction Construct-Bots sets, Lockdown with Hangnail and the Target exclusive Grimlock with Silver Knight Optimus Prime. The latter is an especially interesting case, as Grimlock's color scheme is based on an unreleased G2 recolor of the original Grimlock mold. Keep reading to see the videos!
SD Figures are coming to recreate the famous Double Convoy episode of Transformers Headmasters. TAGHobby reports that Artstorm's ES Gokin line (Which we presume to be smaller than their EX Gokin line) will be releasing figures of Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime in February and April of 2015, respectively, for the price of 4800 Yen (about $50 US) apiece. Each figure is roughly 4" tall, made of diecast plus PVC and ABS plastics, features multiple points of articulation and accessories. Keep reading to see the photos!
Manga artist Yuki Ohshima has posted an image from "Train Wars 2," a comic appearing in Million Publishing's upcoming Transformers Generations 2014 volume 2. It's a composite image showing off fan-choice figure GoShooter and his partner Shuta Go in both pencilled and final stages. Keep reading to see the tweet and the photo!
Better known as the source of numerous newly discovered testshots, one-offs and mockups for vintage Hasbro Transformers products, the most notable of which never saw retail release. z75sales who has been liquidating this collection has posted two new unboxing videos from the inventory process of this collection. One simply contains sealed G1 items, while the other video said to be the first recorded shows the unpacking of some of the more interesting pieces, at least a portion of which have since been sold. Keep reading to check them both out!