Earlier today Hasbro held a Q&A with several online venues including Ben's World of Transformers. At the very end of this session it was revealed that there would be a fifth wave of "Kingdom", the final chapter in the War for Cybertron story. One of the figures in this line? Blaster! Fans have been wanting Soundwave's Autobot adversary for years now and this figure represents the first original sculpt for the character in decades. Check out the official product information and images (along with screen grabs from the session) below:
At Pulse Con 2021 a new Generations Selects figure was revealed in the form of the "Behold, Galvatron! Unicron Companion Pack" which features a redeco of Kingdom Galvatron in a deco inspired by Unicron changing Megatron into Galvatron in the 1986 movie! This set also features a bunch of new accessories meant to go with the HasLab Unicron including ships and mini-figures. Check out the product info and images below:
The folks over at IGN have revealed the very first official pics of two figures from the upcoming "Legacy" line of Transformers figures! This line is a follow up to the "War for Cybertron" trilogy in the "Generations" sub-line and appears to feature characters from different universes coming together. The two figures shown are Deluxe Class Autobot Skids and Voyager "Prime" Bulkhead!
Sad news from the world of voice acting. Arlene Thornton & Associates has announced via Instagram that Generation One voice actor Jack Angel has passed away at the age of 90. Long time Transformers fans heard Angel's voice in G1 as characters including Ramjet, Smokescreen, Omega Supreme, Astrotrain and Ultra Magnus. His career goes back to the 70s on shows such as Challenge of th eSuper Friends and Scooby Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
Hasbro Pulse has sent Ben's World of Transformers a sample of the upcoming Covert Agent Ravage. This set was originally intended as an SDCC exclusive but will now be a Pulse Con 2021 exclusive. Check out my review and gallery of this fun set that pays homage to Beast Wars Transformers.
Images have appeared online via several Facebook groups showing off what appears to be a Masterpiece version of Shouki - the leader of the Trainbots from the "Headmasters" cartoon series. Along with his fellow Trainbots, he could form part of the Combiner, Raiden. This group of G1 toys was only released in Japan and thus far the entire group has not yet been updated outside of a Million Publishing exclusive of Shouki as a Classics Astrotrain redeco.
This past week Super 7 and Target posted pre-orders for two new exclusive ReAction figures. Both figures are redecos of the Optimus Prime and Megatron figures in gold, based on their appearance in from the G1 episode "The Golden Lagoon". Each figure was $17.99 and they are due out February 6, 2022. Pre-orders sold out in a day, but it is likely these will be on shelf in Target stores like previous Super 7 figures. For now, check out the official product information and images below:
For weeks now fans have watched the HasLab campaign for Victory Saber slowly go up after an initial strong start. For those who were nervous the campaign would not fund, international orders have helped boost the numbers and as of this morning Victory Saber is funded! At the time of this writing there are now over 11,600 backers and hopefully more will come so we can reach the stretch goals! If you want to participate in this campaign, head over to HasLab now and throw your hat in the ring. Let's say GO!