For months now Amazon has had a "placeholder listing" for the upcoming "Power of the Primes" Blast-Off figure but there were no photos or details. Now the listing has been updated featuring shiny stock photos and product information! Interestingly, Blast-Off is shown with a "Combiner Wars" hand/foot/weapon accessory instead of the "Prime Armor" hands most Deluxes have had in "Power of the Primes". Here is the description:
The action figure reveals keep rolling along leading to SDCC! Geekdad has posted several images from the upcoming lineup of "Bumblebee" Movie toys. Instead of focusing on the "Studio Series" style figures, these appear to be figures aimed at younger kids and more focused on play than screen accuracy. The assortments shown include:
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While Optimus Prime serves as a beacon of hope and courage, Nemesis Prime represents fear and despair! This evil Decepticon is just as strong and powerful as Optimus, but he is a purely destructive force with no mercy. Check out my review and gallery of Amazon exclusive "Power of the Primes" Nemesis Prime!
This past week, it was revealed that Punch/Counterpunch and Repugnus had been listed on Amazon.com. At the time the were not yet available for pre-orders. Over the past few days, Repugnus was opened up for pre-orders on Amazon's US site, but the listing disappeared earlier today. Now "Power of the Primes" Punch/Counterpunch with Prima Prime has been listed for pre-orders on Amazon's US site! (Read more...)
Friday the 13th is sometimes associated with bad luck, but for Transformers fans today is a good day! Thanks to the folks at Gameinformer, fans now have their first look at three of the figures from the upcoming "War for Cybertron" series! The three figures revealed are: Firedrive, Optimus Prime and Sideswipe! Each figure has key design elements from their G1 counterparts. Here are the official descriptions from Hasbro:
Fans have been seeing awesome photos of Masterpiece "Beast Wars" Megatron over the last few weeks, but so far it seemed that this figure would be exclusive to the Japanese market. However, thanks to BWTF affiliate Entertainment Earth, we now have confirmation that there will be a US release of this figure! Entertainment Earth has put up pre-orders for Megatron at a price of $319 due to ship in February 2019. (Read more...)
With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 fast approaching, it is no surprise that Hasbro would begin to release new action figure information. This morning brings fans a first look at the Bumblebee action figure from the upcoming feature film! From Hasbro Pulse we get a look at a composite of Bumblebee in robot and vehicle modes. Via Nerdist we have a better look at the figure. (Read more...)
It was revealed over a week ago that San Diego Comic-Con 2018 would be showing some "Beast Wars" love via their release of Optimal Optimus in a new deco with the "Throne of the Primes". Now thanks to HasbroToyShop we have a official listing and photos of this set! The set is listed at $69.99. Oddly, the Inferno trading card is pictured with Optimal in what is likely a Photoshop error. Check out the official details and photos below:
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is coming soon and Hasbro is working on building the hype train for the Transformers toys to be revealed at the convention! In past years SDCC 2018 is usually when the big reveals are made for the following year and this year fans speculate that we will get our first look at "War for Cybertron" at the convention! To tease fans further, Hasbro has released a silouette of what appears to be Optimus Prime holding his iconic rifle and an axe weapon! Could this be the first look at a "War for Cybertron" Optimus Prime? (Read more...)
Yesterday Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast announced an upcoming Transformers Trading Card Game. Check out the press release and images below courtesy of Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan:
TRANSFORMERS TRADING CARD GAME IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
TRANSFORMERS TCG from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to Launch Later in 2018; Fans to Get Sneak Peek with Convention Edition Item at San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con
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It’s time to celebrate G1! Fight hard this weekend to get special G1 Power Cores!
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Put your headphones on and jump back to 1984 with this Special Event to win G1 Power Cores for the following bots:
- Optimus Prime & Megatron
- Blaster & Soundwave
- Autobot Jazz & Mixmaster
- Wheeljack & Shockwave
Each G1 Power Core will enhance your bots and give them a classic look!
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Blackwing believes that life is full of pain and suffering, and is bent on making sure every other bot is as miserable as he is! Today I bring you my review and gallery of "Power of the Primes" Blackwing!
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Earlier today a post on Cybertron Philippines showed what appear to be stock photos of the upcoming Deluxe "Generations" Prime Wars Repugnus and Punch/Counterpunch figures! Repugnus appears to be a significant retool and redeco of Twinferno while Punch/Counterpunch appears to be an entirely new design!
It was revealed back in May that there would be a "Power of the Primes" Wreck-Gar figure, a retool and redeco of "Combiner Wars" Groove featuring different accessories (including the axe from "Reveal the Shield" Wreck-Gar. Rumor has it that in the United States this figure would be a Walgreens Exclusive (no official word has yet come out to confirm this).
Thanks to Snakas Blog and Amazon Japan fans now have photos of an unexpected release: "Armada" Unicron in a new deco representing the combined form of all the Mini-Cons who fought the real Unicron at the end of "Armada"! Originally this figure was released in 2004 as a "Lucky Draw" in Japan, making it a rare item. (Read more...)
Before there were Transformers, there was the Takara toy line known as Diaclone! Pilots controlled giant machines to fight their battles, and among them was the powerful Powered Convoy which would one day be known to Transformers fans as Ultra Magnus! Today Ben's Toy Box brings you a look at a blast from the past: Diaclone Powered Convoy (aka the toy that would become Ultra Magnus)!
Last month it was revealed that Walmart would be carrying a reissue of G1 Hot Rod complete with vintage packaging. It now appears that Hot Rod was only the first of what will be a series of reissues. Rumor hit the web this morning via Robotkingdom that more reissues including Starscream, Devastator and select Mini-Bots (including Bumblebee and Outback) would also get the same treatment. (Read more...)