Toy News: Takara Tomy announced "Metalcore" Transformers
>Takara Tomy has released photos and information on its upcoming line of "Metalcore" Transformers. These are small, non-transformable figures that recall the days of the "Heroes of Cybertron" PVC figures. Based on the name, these figures are like to be partly (if not all) die cast metal. There have been previous "Metalcore" Transformers before, but they were all based on the live action movie series. These are the first to be based on Generation One characters. Below are photos and descriptions (via Google Translate) of the figures announced thus far:
Convoy (Due late October 2018, 1000 Yen, about $9 USD)
Convoy, the total commander of Cybertron, is a great leader who is large, knowledgeable and loved by everyone.
Bumble (Due late October 2018, 1000 Yen, about $9 USD)
Information desk of Cybertron. It is a petite body, but courage and action power is inferior to other warriors.
Megatron (Due late October 2018, 1000 Yen, about $9 USD)
Megatron, who calls the Destron emperor, brings together the Destron army corps, seeks dictatorship of the galactic universe and to plunder the earth's energy resources.
Logo Collection (Due late October 2018, 1000 Yen, about $9 USD)
It is a reversible specification in which the emblem of Cybertron and Destron are engraved on the front and back.
All image credits go to Takara Tomy.
Updated note: Google translate calls them "Metalcore" but I have been told by fans the line is really called "Metalcolle" (aka "Metal Collection").