Following our original report back in July, Alpha Industries are now offering their the limited edition Hasbro X Alpha MA-1 Transformers Flight Jackets. They are offing a few different styles based on the Bumblebee movie in different colors and robot designs. The MA-1 Y comes with a Generation 1 motif for the inside lining. The jackets are priced between $150 and $250 USD. Read on to see the images of and links for all of them below.
The group Transform Element have posted 3D-print prototype photos of their MM-01 figure, an unofficial take on an unofficial redesign of Movie (sort of?) Bumblebee with a beast mode. Drawing inspiration from the same fan-produced art book that's led to things like the mechanical bull Sideswipe, this not-Bumblebee is a Not-Bumblebee in more ways than one, as it becomes a robotic tiger. Much like with the original art this copies from, the basic engineering concepts are not unlike Lioconvoy. The robot is said to be 17.5 centimeters tall, putting it in either solid "Voyager" territory, or maybe "Masterpiece" scale, depending. No price or release information is currently available.
Last Sunday in Japan, the new anime SSSS Gridman debuted, animated by Studio TRIGGER of Darling in the Franxx and Kill La Kill fame. The series is based on the Tsuburaya Productions series Lightning Superman Gridman, which was the source of the footage used in Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad(which probably has more than a little to do with the "SSSS" in the title) ...why are you reading that here, you ask? Because one or more people on the SSSSG production crew really likes their Transformers. With an initially appropriate focus on the Shattered Glass universe. Keep reading for some visuals!
It looks like we're in the traditional "season" for Walgreens Transformers exclusives finally, as Power of The Primes Wreck-Gar is finally appearing in the US. Our first confirmed sighting comes from Sacramento, California by Instagram user MCUcollector24, who snapped a photo of his find on the shelf at an area Walgreens, marked at $17.99. It'll probably still take a little while for Wreck-Gar to make its way out to the rest of the country from here, but with any luck it will also become available online from Walgreens soon to help out those not lucky enough to manage a local find.
Apparently it was too early to observe that the flow of leaks via Weibo had seemed to subside, as usual-suspect "tf-factory" has put out a few minor items in the last little while. We've got copies of the final stock images for Voyager wave 1, showing the packaging and robot and vehicle images for Optimus Prime and Megatron. This is not our first time seeing the Voyager packaging, as it had been displayed at Summer Wonderfest in Japan immediately after SDCC. We also have images of the covers for the Hasbro Asia variants of the instructions for wave 1 Battle Masters, which brought an interesting detail to light, especially when taken together with the Voyager packaging. Click through to find out more!
Early Amazon listings are turning out to be quite a regular source of information these days, as a new round of updates has provided some information not even revealed during NYCC this month. Among the listings are the officially revealed Reflector/Refraktor, and Brunt, plus Red Alert who has been prominently featured in promotional art and snuck in the official press kit images from NYCC. The fan vote characters are also listed, and while not named we will recall that the winners for this round were Mirage and Impactor, with Impactor on the Decepticon side for Reasons, we're sure. But there is a surprise hidden among these! Click through to find out more and get links to the Amazon pages.
This is a 2018 re-release of Hasbro Takara Tomy's Transformers Generation 1 (G1) Air Commander Starscream figure.
Bumblebee lead, Hailee Steinfeld is having the best year ever with the announcement that she will be hosting the 2018 MTV EMA (Europe Music Awards)! Not only will the Critics' Choice Award and a Golden Globe nominatee be hosting, but there is news of a new song to debut with singer / producer Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, More), soon!
WHO'S THAT AUTOBOT? ANSWER: It's... Concept Art For Titans Return Alpha Trion's Partner Sovereign! Yeah.
Yesterday, we posted an image that was found on the South African retail website Toy Adventures. As the art was not immediately familiar to us, we assumed (despite the art style not really being too similar) that this was promotional art for Siege, of an as-yet unknown character. This is not the case: the image seems to be a color version of concept art by artist Marcelo Matere for an early take on Titans Return Sovereign, the Titan Master partner of Alpha Trion. Keep reading for more details.
WHO'S THAT AUTOBOT? New Siege Artwork Of Unknown Character Turns Up On South African Retailer Website
EDIT: We've identified the character, and it's not what we thought - Click here! ORIGINAL STORY: South African retailer Toy Adventures had a couple of interesting banners for their Transformers and Generations sections today, displaying what appears to be official artwork for a character that, at present, we can't identify. We think he's probably a Micromaster, because that circle on the chest would make a great place for a small screw, but literally all we have at present is the image. Keep reading for some speculation, and the images!
Transformers Siege TakaraTomy Wave 2 High Res Stock Photos - Shockwave, Micromasters, Megatron And More
TakaraTomy has posted the latest batch of stock photos to their online product catalog, giving us high resolution looks at their second batch of Transformers Siege releases, coming in March of 2018. Included in this wave of toys are the newly revealed Megatron, Shockwave, and Skytread, AKA Flywheels, plus the Japanese release of Hound, rounded out with two Micromaster sets and a Targetmaster. Of most note, we now have a good quality photo of Shockwave's core alternate mode. We may jokingly call it a submarine, but it's totally passable in what it's surely intended as - a small space battleship. Either way though it's definitely not just a gun turned upside-down! Click through to see the entire set of stock photos.