The folks over at Tag Hobby we have our first look at a surprise release that is expected to be coming from Takara Tomy. This release features a redeco of the Kingdom Ultra Magnus' inner cab as Optimus Prime and an "anti-gravity base" display stand. So far none of my usual retailers have put this up for pre-order yet but once it's up I'll definitely post about it. For now, enjoy the images (mirrored from Tag Hobby).
Without any official announcement, Kingdom Wave 4 news has been trickling out over the past few days thanks to online listings by Amazon. You can pre-order this wave now on BigBadToyStore.
Hasbro Pulse held a Fan First Friday event today. During this live stream, three new Studio Series 1986 figures were revealed: Perceptor, Starscream and Sweep! Perceptor is an all new figure while Starscream is a redeco of the Earthrise Starscream figure with "Coronation" gear including a cape and throne (bumping him up to Leader Class). Sweep is of course, a redeco of Scourge. You can watch the stream and check out official product descriptions and images below. I have also linked to the BigBadToyStore and Entertainment Earth pages for those items.
Thanks to Hasbro, we now have a few official photos and a short video of the upcoming Buzzworth Bumblebee "Worlds Collide" 4-Pack featuring Blackarachnia (in her original Beast Wars toy colors), Bumblebee, Fangry and Nemesis Primal! These figures are due out soon as they have already started hitting stores this week. Enjoy the video and images below and good luck in hunting them down!
Thanks to listings on Amazon Japan, we now have our first look at the next two figures in the Premium Finish series. The next two will be Megatron from the 2007 live action Transformers film and Siege Ultra Magnus. Both feature new decos that are intended to bring the figures more in line with their on-screen appearances. Megatron is priced on Amazon Japan at ¥6,160 (about $55.65 USD) while Ultra Magnus is priced at ¥8,917 (about $80.55). Both figures are due out in Japan on December 29, 2021.
Honorable, powerful and dangerous, Dinobot is a fan favorite Beast Wars character and now he has joined Kingdom as a Predacon! Check out my review and gallery of this Voyager Class figure.
The Official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter Page has posted links to the Takara Tomy listings for the next two Premium Finish figures. This series was first revealed a few weeks ago with the reveal of a redeco of Siege Optimus Prime and Studio Series Bumblebee. Now the next two have been revealed.
Release Date: February 2019
Price Point: $29.99 (Varies by retailer)
Retailer: General Release (Toys R Us, K-Mart, Target etc.)
Back in 2019 Target released a 3-Pack of Seekers during the Siege era as an exclusive. These "Rainmakers" sold quick, becoming hard to find for many fans (while others were lucky enough to find them on clearance months later). Eventually the supply of these figures dried up. For a brief time last year Entertainment Earth managed to get a small supply, but they quickly sold out. Now it appears they have managed to get more! They are now taking pre-orders for the Rainmakers set. It is listed for