Thanks to Randy at Allspark, we've got word that the first of the two third wave Transformers: Cloud figures is now shipping from TakaraTomy Mall. While no word of it has yet arisen, we can expect Shockwave to be on the way from eHobby soon as well. Since most of us will be relying on US retailers for these figures, you can look for Rodimus to likely arrive in the next few weeks.
TFW member SydneyY has taken time to give us a translation of Figure King Magazine's recent interview with TakaraTomy designer Hironori Kobayashi. The interview has some general coverage, but focuses specially on the development of Generations (or "Legends") Arcee and Kobayashi's unique background in design for the character, which we've written about previously. Keep reading to check out the translated interview!
If you have been on the hunt for the Transformers Generations Voyager Class Brainstorm figure. You will be happy to know Hasbro Toy Shop has them listed for ordering at the time of this post at $19.99 USD, with shipping to begin December 1, 2014. As you know, these things tend to sell out fast so get yours while you can at hasbrotoyshop.com
The Evangelion Unit 01-themed release of MP-10 Optimus Prime has been released in Japan. Autobase Aichi has clued us into a installment of the story, which includes an image and a text story, as usual. Keep reading for a clunky mechanical translation!
Robot Kingdom has posted scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby! Some interesting material in here: a lengthy interview with Generations/Legends Arcee's designer Hironori Kobayashi, another look at MP-22 Ultra Magnus, the QTransformers figures we posted images of recently, and what appears to be the Japanese title for next year's Robots In Disguise series: Transformers Adventure! Keep reading to see it all for yourself!
The Allspark is reporting that an anonymous Wal-Mart employee has leaked a new batch of inventory listings. Among these are a group of new Deluxe and Legends figures featuring familiar Protectobot names, lending weight to long speculation that Defensor would join the Combiner Wars. The list also backs up additional fan theories of how some team members may be utilized, as well as giving us two possibly unrelated new items coming in 2015. Keep reading for the list and more details!
Where's Drift? What happened to him after his disgraced exit from the Lost Light
so long ago? Drift has taken on the role of wandering soldier, but how far will he travel before his past catches up to him? Written by Shane McCarthy, pencils by Guido Guidi, inks by Stephen Baskerville, and colors by John-Paul Bove. Read the full review!
The reverberations from Brainstorm's jump to the past ripple outward through time and space, but at the far edges the Lost Light
is barely aware of the true scope of the effects as they work to understand the how - and how to stop him and undo whatever he's done. "The Custom-Made Now - An Elegant Chaos Prologue", written by James Roberts, with pencils by Alex Milne and inks by Alex Milne and Brian Shearer with colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review (WARNING: Contains spoilers!)
Dimensional portals! Biomechanical psychedelic plants! Fortress Maximus eats weaponized housepets! All this and much, much
more in The Transformers Vs. GI Joe #4!
Written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art, colors and lettering by Scioli. Continue to full review
THE WAR AT HOME! But whose home -- and whose war?! Interstellar war has never been so cosmic! The G.I. JOE team faces the TRANSFORMERS -- on Earth and Cybertron. Plus -- just in time for Halloween... meet the OCTOBER GUARD!
The Decepticons' attempts to steal the Allspark from the Autobots go awry, and the precious artifact falls into an unfamiliar dimension... one where a much more primitive source of life is serving as the prize. Angry Birds Transformers #1
is written by John Barber with illustrations by Livio Ramondelli (pgs. 1-5) and art and colors by Marcelo Ferreira and Nikos Koutsis(pgs. 5-20). Continue to full review
Days of Deception begins with... PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everythings fine. There's no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?
DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace... and now he's alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy -- until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!
With the mold having debuted at TFCon Chicago in the form of the limited exclusive Grand Maximus-colored Grant, we now have an in-hand look at the final production Infinitor, the mass release edition based on Fortress Maximus. While it deviates from the original in some respects, this edition features a full paint deco with seemingly no stickers involved to complete its look. These photos from the Hong Kong based HKGTF Facebook group may serve to indicate the figure will reach US sellers within the next few weeks. Keep reading to see more!
2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of Hasbros TRANSFORMERS, which has been celebrated thus far with a blockbuster film and critically acclaimed comic series from IDW. But the party isnt quite over as IDW still has some TRANSFORMERS debuts this year!
The long-running TRANSFORMERS comic, which originally appeared in 1984, came to an epic conclusion as, TRANSFORMERS: Regeneration One by IDW reached its 100th issue!
Thanks to the official Transformers Faceboom page we have a discount code to share with you. Now through December 31st, you can get 10% off your purchase of select full series box sets from Shout Factory's online store. Including Unicron Trilogy, Beast Era, Rescue Bots and more! Orders totaling over $40 also qualify for free shipping. If you or someone you know has been interested in picking up a set or two, this is a great time to jump in. Keep reading for the coupon code and full list of qualifying series.
Game Audio Lab has posted a page detailing their work on the Asian mobile device game Transformers: Rising. The game is DeNA's top source of revenue in China this year, and Game Audio Lab worked to design a unique music and sound effects package that maintained a stylistic tie to existing media. They've posted samples of five music tracks from the game so you can check out a portion of the work they contributed to the project. Keep reading for the link and details from the page!