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Hot on the heels of Star Saber receiving his official MP-designation number (along with the controversial MP-23 Exhaust, AKA "Marlboor" Wheeljack) TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new image showing that Star Saber is able to use his greatsword with a sensible 2-handed grip. That's pretty impressive, considering the size of those forearms! Keep reading to see the photo!
Third Party
Ark Studio has released images of an upgrade set for the Legends class Optimus Prime/Roller and Nemesis Prime (shown here with Legends Suppressor) that give the toys new legs, trailers and accessories. The set also converts Nemesis Prime into a neo-Motormaster with an optional head replacement. They said in the comments that the Motormaster head will be improved.
MasterPiece
Cybergundam at TAG Hobby has also shared a solicitation scan for Masterpiece Star Saber. While the images in the scan don't show anything we haven't seen already, they do give us important information - specifically the price and planned release date. Coming in March of 2015 at a Japanese retail of 18,000, you can get MP-24, one of the most anticipated figures in the series since its announcement among the character selection poll a long while back. In the meantime we can bet that Hisashi Yuki will keep tweeting pictures to make sure everyone stays excited for it over the next six months!
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MasterPiece
Thanks to Cybergundam and TAG Hobby, we've got the first look at MP-23, the redeco for the upcoming Masterpiece Wheeljack. With little established ground to work from, TakaraTomy has opted for the Marlboro racing deco from one of the Diaclone editions of the original Wheeljack. Now named Exhaust, this edition will have a new head based on the Diaclone toy, but otherwise is shown to come with the same accessories as Wheeljack. Not indicated in the scan, TAG Hobby indicated a release date of February 28, 2015 for this figure.
Third Party
Third party Transformers news for the week ending August 30th, 2014. Includes the latest news from the Bold Forms, Dawgstar, DX9, Keith's Fantasy Club, Maketoys, Mastermind Creations, Star Diamond, SXS, Toyworld, and X-Transbots, Special look at WikiAlpha.org http://www.wikialpha.org/ Screen shot this week is Rosie from The Jetsons animated series.
Generation 1 Japan
Takara designer Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new image of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber, this time showing off the size of the final mode's body frame as compared to the original. The torso's smaller- which accounts for the smaller Brain of Courage and Saber figures- but the legs are longer and the other figures will account for a smaller, more animation-like percentage of the overall torso, making for much a greater stature overall. Keep reading to see the image!
MasterPiece
Transformers Asia is showing off a special coin that will be included with MP-20 Wheeljack in non-Japanese Asian countries. It's a nice-looking little coin in a nifty case. Keep reading to see the photo!
Age of Extinction
Robot Kingdom has announced that all Platinum Edition figure orders through them will now include TF4-branded figure stands. Interestingly, the Hasbro-branded stands look extremely similar to Bandai's "Tamashii Stage" line of stands. Keep reading for photos and details!
Generation 1
eBayer z75sales is still opening boxes from the Mackey-Florence collection and still recording them! Recovered from the estate of a former Hasbro/Kenner engineer, this particular box (45 out of more than 100) features loose figures, including G1 and G2 Dinobots, a G2 Seaspray that doesn't seem to have color overspray on its chrome yet, G2 Protectobots, and a test shot for Hero Optimus Prime! Keep reading to see the video!
 
Age of Extinction
A member of the 2005 Forums has sighted and purchased the Evolution of Optimus Prime 2-pack that's exclusive to ToysRUs. The set features the frequently-reissued Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a very Henkei! Henkei! color scheme, and Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime in a flame deco reminiscent of every body Optimus Prime uses in the Transformers film except this one. Keep reading for photographic proof!
Age of Extinction
YouTuber Ultramaximus has posted a new video review of the Evolution of Bumblebee 2-pack that's exclusive to ToysRUs. If one Bumblebee at a time's not enough for you, this pack features a "G1" Bumblebee made from the inevitable Legends-class figure of recent years and the premiere appearance of the TF4 version of Shiny New Camaro Bumblebee. Keep reading to see the review!
Third Party
Star Diamond's latest offering, their own take on Kre-O Devatstaor. Their Devastator has 5 members, unlike Hasbro's 4 members. As an added bonus they are all triple changers with a construction vehicle and animal mode. The torso of the group is called Overload, who is like a beefed up version of Kre-O Scavenger. He's a bulldozer with an added lizard mode, and forms Devastator's torso.
Third Party
Test shot images of SXS Masterpiece / Voyager sized not-Blurr. Get a look at the robot and alternate vehicle modes which, Unlike the Hasbro Generations Blurr, this toy embraces Blurr's G1 Cybertronian racer mode. Read on to see the images below.
Third Party
Bold Forms have posted a new render image from ther Not-Menasor project. Here is a look at "WildFire" from the Bold Forms Facebook page. Obviously he's not Breakdown. Read on to get a full look at this robot mode.
Third Party
More images of Overslay and Haymaker. Keith says Haymaker has been done, but they have been sending Overslay back and getting him redone until all QC issues are fixed. If the delays mean figures without issues, I'm all in favor!
Age of Extinction
Autobase Aichi has posted images of Takara's upcoming LA13, Battle Attack Nemesis Prime. This simple figure from the kid-oriented end of the Lost Age line is in the traditional black, red and teal Nemesis Prime/Scourge color scheme- which as it turns out looks pretty nice with Movie Optimus' flame pattern on the hood of the truck. Keep reading to see the photos!
Age of Extinction
Thanks to Felipe Len Njera of Transformers Colombia, we now have official photos for the upcoming Amazon-exclusive version of Slog, this time in G1 colors! While the G1 colors aren't a huge difference from the retail edition of the toy, they do add a splash of gold- and perhaps more importantly they supplement your SDCC G1 Dinobots set, which Slog was not a part of. Keek reading to see the photos!
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