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Early Prototype Of MMC Reformatted Unofficial Tesarus Revealed - The DJD Continues

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 17:27
For those worried after the whereabouts of the remaining members of the Decepticon Justice Division, being released in unofficial form from Mastermind Creations, this should be a mostly happy update! A post on Instagram shows an early prototype for Tesarus, one of the two larger members of the group. The image caption notes sending it to the factory for tooling, suggesting this is 3D printed or otherwise a one off, probably as an engineering proof to make sure everything about the eventual produced item works as intended. But unfortunately this means it's probably several months before the finished version could possibly be released. Click through to take a look.
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Transformers Movie Studio Series Now Available In Walmart Locations in The US

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 17:12
The sale date for Studio Series toys looks to have fallen earlier than we thought - possibly 4/2 rather than 4/20 - and retailers are properly stocking the new assortments now. Latest on that score is Walmart, where I can personally report a sighting in the middle Tennessee area, west of Nashville. On hand were the full assortment of both wave 1 Deluxes and Voyagers. Leaders had not been stocked yet. Take note, though the photos below show the toys stocked in existing spaces, a quick price scan reveals Walmart is following along with the suggested retail prices, so about $20 for Deluxes and $30 for Voyagers - no undercutting like we saw with The Last Knight. Happy hunting, movie collectors!
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Transformers: Cyberverse Slipstream Voice Actor Revealed as Lianne Marie Dobbs

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 13:50
Lianne Marie Dobbs kicks off the voice over reveals for Transformers Cyberverse! The new cartoon slated to take over from Robots in Disguise is appearently rolling out with with production plans as Lianne gives up the reveal on Instagram with a shot from her recording session. Read on to see the full quote and image from Lianne Marie Dobbs.
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One-Step Changer Optimus Prime, Cardboard Edition - YouTube Video Showing Handcrafted Simple Change Transformer

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 08:50
So it's generally accepted that Transformers: The Last Knight One-step Changers (known as Speed Change Transformers in Japan) aren't the most impressive of figures. But, what about one that is made from the ground up by one person, entirely out of cardboard? Thanks to DIY Japan on YouTube, we can now answer this question: it is much, much cooler. Click through to see the video!
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The Brands Of Transformers, Part 5: Galoob

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 08:35
Before they were the force behind the Titanium Series, Galoob already had Transformers connections. Some indirect, such as Micro Machines being the trend that helped inspire Micromasters, and some quite direct, such as their spokesman being one of the most memorable voices from Transformers: The Movie and the third season of the original cartoon. Having only been founded in 1958 Galoob is one of the younger companies on the list, with the peak of their success happening alongside the first generation of Transformers. Keep reading to learn more!
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EPIC Transformers Season 1 Intro Stop Motion Action Figure Animation

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 07:01
It is only a matter of time till the fans step in and do things as we would like to see them. Sorry Robot Chicken, the jokes and potty humor are worth a laugh, but THIS is serious! Thanks to The Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer channel on Youtube in collaboration with OptimusTimelord's Masterpiece ReAnimated channel, we have a glorious look at the original Transformers Season 1 Intro. Re-made as a stop motion animation using actual toys! This is so delicious, you will want to watch the video below, again and again.
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New Encore God Fire Convoy Defects Video Exposes Reissue Problems

Tformers - 10 April, 2018 - 05:56
Thanks to YouTuber, Yukio. Those of you pondering the purchase of the Encore God Fire Convoy. Will want to watch this video. It demonstrates and verifies defects of the Encore God Fire Convoy that have been floating around the internet. Glad I didn't jump on this one. I'll stick with my original. Watch the in Japanese language video below that shows off most of the problems with this set.
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Tyrese Gibson's Georgia Estate is Just Prime, and Bumblebee!

Tformers - 9 April, 2018 - 10:13
The Transformers Actor, Tyrese Gibson tells PEOPLE magazine, "little kids always ask him if he really has several giant Transformers robots at his Georgia mansion." The rumors end here as Tyreese himself gives up the tour of this lavish mansion. That now confirms, it is home to at least two massive Transformers Autobot statues of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, with his very own poolside bungalow.
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TFSource News! FT Quietus & Dracula, Flame Toys Tarn, DX9 La Hire, Spring Clearance Sale & More!

Tformers - 9 April, 2018 - 08:37
This week at TFSource, we have new preorders up for Fans Toys FT-29 - Quietus, Fans Toys FT-23 - Dracula, Flame Toys - Transformers - Tarn, Transformers Studio Series - Wave 1, DX9 - K3 - La Hire, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase 8A: Jungle Warrior Simba, Weijiang - NE-02 New Evolution - Ultima Guard Omega, TransFormMission - TFM - Havoc - Car Combiner Set of 5, Hot Soldiers - HS15 HS16 - Mini Car Giftset, X2 Toys - XT011 - Giga Raiden, X2 Toys - BG-A2 - Big Computer and Zeta Toys - EX-05 Arc - Metallic Version.
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Encore God Fire Convoy - Retracted Recall Rumors of Retro Robot Reissue

Tformers - 9 April, 2018 - 07:49
Chinese Facebook group Tfcn posted a message earlier today stating that Car Robots Encore God Fire Convoy - the God Magnus/Fire Convoy two pack (AKA Robots In Disguise 2001's Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime, forming Omega Prime) - would be recalled due to QC issues. Later in the day, however, they responded to the original post saying that they had been incorrect and no recall would occur. Keep reading to see both messages in the original Chinese as well as (mechanically translated) English.
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Optimus Prime Quad Barrel Shotgun Exclusive Transformers Gift Campaign

Tformers - 9 April, 2018 - 07:49
Dengeki hobby announces transformers quad barrel shotgun gift campaign starting April 21 at participating retailers you can receive one with any purchase of Takara tomy transformers products of 4000 yen or more. It is a limited quantity item. It is the gun that Optimus prime used in the last knight in the fight scene against bumblebee when prime was brainwashed.
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X2Toys Reveals Giga Raiden To A World Desperate For Another Unofficial Optimus Prime

Tformers - 8 April, 2018 - 18:40
Wrapping up our third party catchup tonight (at least for now) we have a few photos of color testshots of an upcoming X2Toys product. Giga Raiden is an unlicensed Optimus Prime figure theoretically compatible with Classics And Friends official product, and it seems even that it will be able to accept a Titan Master in place of its own head. A Nemesis colors version is also seen, because of course it is. Unfortunately while everything sounds vaguely okay on paper, the path to execution seems to have not gone entirely well, leaving something to be desired in the actual product - particularly the truck mode. You can see it for yourself in the gallery below.
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Fans Toys Shows FT-29 Quietus Unofficial Cyclonus Color Testshot

Tformers - 8 April, 2018 - 18:29
On Weibo, Fans Toys has shared a couple batches of photos for an MP scale unofficial Cyclonus. Titled as FT-29 Quietus ("quietus" being a Latin word relating to death) this was formerly an item designed for the Perfect Fusion series which has now instead been fully handed over as part of the regular Fans Toys lineup. It doesn't appear that anything has been lost in that process, as the newly released photos show a full range of accessories including IDW-inspired alternate parts and a Targetmaster to cover all the bases. You can check out the mirrored images below.
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WeiJiang Ultima Unofficial Omega Supreme And More On Display At Chinese Trade Show

Tformers - 8 April, 2018 - 18:13
WeiJiang is mainly known for producing knockoffs of other companies' products - third party or official - but they have started adding in a little bit of their own design work, such as Ultima, their offering to the field of Masterpiece-ish compatible Omega Supremes. Ultima is on display at WeiJiang's exhibit at Guangzhou International Toys Fair in China, along with the expected knockoff range. That includes a few varieties of (unofficial, of course) Constructicons, and some oversized bootleg Titans Return figures. You can see photos from their booth below.
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Black Mamba Unofficial Third Party Merchandise Roundup - Oversize KO POTP Dinobots And More

Tformers - 8 April, 2018 - 18:03
Earlier today we showed you images of a prototype not-Motormaster from Black Mamba, but that was just the beginning of what this group had to show off. This weekend is the Guangzhou International Toys Fair in China, and from BB7 Toys newsstand on Facebook we have a lot of pictures of Black Mamba prototypes to share. Among the more interesting are what we think are upscaled bootlegs of Power of The Primes Dinobots, as well as a knockoff of POTP Optimus Prime, which shows added die-cast metal in at least the toes - maybe elsewhere too! There's more than just that, so click through to check it all out.
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Black Manba Unofficial Third Party Motormaster - G1-Styled Torso For Combiner Wars Menasor

Tformers - 8 April, 2018 - 08:46
The Motormaster/Optimus Prime mold was one of the first Combiner Wars Voyager molds, and also turned out, sadly, to be the worst torso mold in the line. On top of which, it quite honestly could've looked more like G1 Motormaster, for our tastes. Apparently we weren't alone, because BB7 Toys Newsstand on Facebook has posted images and video of an unofficial Third Party Motormaster, both entitled "BLACK MANBA." We're unsure if this is a company name, a product name, or who knows what else, but it's a decent looking figure. Keep reading to see!
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Transformers Movie Studio Series Megatron And Brawl Voyager Wave 2 Stock Photos

Tformers - 7 April, 2018 - 16:40
Amazon has updates on a couple of upcoming products for us today. We've finally got good copies of the stock photography for Studio Series Voyager Wave 2, consisting of Megatron as he appeared in Revenge of The Fallen, and Brawl, who only appeared in the first movie. Notably it's our first look at the vehicle mode photo for Brawl, from which we can deduce that he may have an affinity for guns. And for both toys this is our first chance at these stock photos without Weibo-leaker watermarks attached - not to mention higher overall quality. Click through to take a look!
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Power of the Primes Wave 3 Prime Master - Official Images Of Bomb-Burst, Bludgeon, Octopunch

Tformers - 7 April, 2018 - 08:46
Amazon has posted product pages with official images for the Power of the Primes wave 3 Prime Masters! Quintus Prime with Bludgeon, Bomb-Burst with Megatronus, and Solus Prime with Octopunch continue the Mini-Pretender format of the previous two waves, with each turning into a weapon. The focus is on melee weapons this wave, with Octopunch becoming a trident weapon, Bomb-Burst becoming a claw, and Bludgeon... well, guess. Keep reading to see the images!
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Transformers: Rescue Bot Academy New Cartoon Announced!

Tformers - 7 April, 2018 - 06:16
A new Transformers cartoon is coming soon! Don't get too excited if you're a fan over 10 years old as this is really just the next incarnation of the Rescue Bots series. The official summar gives us some insight: A group of young Bots fresh from Cybertron (Hot Shot, Whirl, Medix, Hoist and Wedge), have the honor of being the first-ever class to enroll in Earths Rescue Bot Training Academy and learn how to become Earth heroes through hands-on experience.
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Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri Optimus Prime Announced As Fourth Figure In Non-Transforming Poseable Figure Series

Tformers - 6 April, 2018 - 07:42
Flame Toys announced on Twitter today that the fourth figure in the Kuro Kara Kuri series - after Drift, Tarn, and Star Saber - would be none other than Optimus Prime himself. Prototype images were displayed of a design very much in keeping with Flame's output so far: a highly detailed, stylized take on the character.
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