Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Top 10 Optimus Prime Toys - Optimus being arguably the most popular character in the Transformers franchise has a truckload of toys to his name (as does his Japanese counterpart Convoy). This list will dive into all sorts of eras and aesthetics to give a global view of the great toys this iconic character has to offer. While we can get bogged down by specifics till the cows come home, this list tries to be as straightforward as possible where any toy called Convoy/Optimus Prime counts (Optimus Primal (Beast Convoy) will be for another list since he has his own legacy of toys).
New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

New Galleries: Masterpiece MP-1B Convoy Black Version and MP-4S Convoy Sleep Version

MP-1B Convoy Black Version - Those silly folks at Takara love their black Transformers toys and here's yet another example. We swear this is NOT an evil Optimus Prime. It's just a black Optimus Prime figure in evil Optimus Prime's color scheme. Check out a bunch of pictures of this Masterpiece figure from 2009 by clicking here.
New Gallery: Transformers X Evangelion Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy Mode "EVA"

New Gallery: Transformers X Evangelion Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy Mode "EVA"

Evangelion X Transformers - Taking a break from all of the Starscream updates, we return to first new Masterpiece from Takara Tomy - the Optimus Prime that redefined the line, MP-10 - and the exclusive crossover deco that tried merging robotic sentient beings with... whatever the actual heck EVA Units are. The gallery-maker is proud to present Transformers X Evangelion Masterpiece MP-10 Convoy Mode "EVA"! By clicking on any of the images here, you can access the full gallery, featuring side-by-side comparisons with the original deco of both Convoy/Optimus and Spike/the NERV technician, as the new figures take on the purple, green, orange and red colouring of Unit 01 from (Rebuild of) Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 - You Can (Not) Redo. The set also includes a redecoed trailer and Roller, featuring the NERV symbol alongside the Autobot one, and all the accessories of the original!
New Galleries: Evangelion X Q-Transformers Unit 00, Unit 01, and Unit 02

New Galleries: Evangelion X Q-Transformers Unit 00, Unit 01, and Unit 02

Evangelion X Q-Transformers - MP-10 Optimus Prime is not the only bot to get the Evangelion crossover treatment! In fact, Q-Transformers sees your Unit-01 and raises you Unit-00 and Unit-02. These super deformed Q-Transformers evoke the Evangelion Prototype Unit-00, Test Type Evangelion Unit-01 and the first Poduction Model Evangelion Unit-02. They come together in a 3-figure set. These guys are retools of Q-Transformers Hello Kitty and their alt mode is based on G1 Optimus Prime's truck mode.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #126 "False Finish"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #126 "False Finish"

False Finish - Listen as we discuss our thoughts about Windblade #7 as well as what we hope to see in the ongoing continuation of this storyline in 'Til All Are One. Next up is another entry in the Masterpiece line: Clampdown! Unite Warriors Groove is the bees' knees (or Defensor's, anyways). In-hand images of Combiner Wars Bruticus are upon us. It's time ... for a LISTENER QUESTION! Nemesis Maximo asks: "Where are the Classics Dinobots?" plus news staff member williamjames88 has a question: "When was it that you preferred the Hasbro version over the Takara version?" Our answers may surprise you! We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights. Just as we finished recording, prototype images of Masterpiece Hot Rod and Shockwave drop, and the internet explodes!

Transformers Live Action 5-8 Confirmed by Hasbro Stephen Davis

Posted 8 hours ago by Va'al - 2,830 views

Currently taking place is the MIPJunior event, during which Hasbro has a presence in its Licensing and Entertainment department director Stephen Davis. During a keynote speech, embedded below for your viewing pleasure, Davis talked about the Akiva Goldsman-led writers' room at PAramount, and confirmed not only the fifth live-action movie but a whole series of pitches until at least 2025 (as a plan) - with a sixth, seventh and eighth chapter in the works too! Brief mention for the other - Read More

Prototype Images - Transformers Combiner Wars Brawl, Onslaught with Demolishor Head, Scattershot

Posted 10 hours ago by Va'al - 5,117 views

While we have seen some prototype images for the upcoming Generations Combiner Wars Bruticus, Scattershot and Betatron, via the Captured Prey Facebook page we have some additional shots of three of the new molds (of sorts): Scattershot, Onslaught's Demolishor head and retools, and Brawl! Check out some mirrored images below. - Read More

Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Megatronus available in the US, first In Hand Images

Posted 10 hours ago by william-james88 - 4,763 views

Wow, this is out of the blue. Fellow Seibertronian Primeultimus has posted two pictures he found in the Transformers Addicts facebook page. Thes are actually from Louis Foldi who posted them in Talk Transformers. These are pictures of the Warrior Class Megatronus toy (whos protoype we saw just a little while ago) AND a reciept of it being purchased in a Toysrus in the US. This toy was never officially announced by Hasbro and here it is on our western shores for 14.99$US. The picture, which is - Read More

TFSS 4.0 Bludgeon and Impactor Displayed At Roll Out Roll Call

Posted 11 hours ago by ScottyP - 4,162 views

As seen on the Facebook page for Thew's Awesome Transformers Reviews, painted prototypes of the Official Transformers Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service 4.0's Bludgeon and Impactor are on display this weekend at Roll Out Roll Call. The images from Thew's page are mirrored below. While these are still just hand painted prototypes of the figures, they do provide the best look we've had yet at the new head sculpts set to come to fans subscribed to FSS 4.0. Reply to - Read More

"Dawn of the Predacus" Ravage revealed from BotCon 2016 set

Posted 11 hours ago by TF_JW - 5,698 views The BotCon 2016 Convention box set will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking cartoon and toy line BEAST WARS. Prepare for the "DAWN OF THE PREDACUS". Our first reveal from the 2016 Exclusive Convention box set is the former DECEPTICON who was reprogrammed and rebuilt ... as a PREDACON! - Tripredacus Agent RAVAGE! The BotCon 2016 set will feature - Read More

Club Membership Incentive RAMJET figure shown at Roll Out Roll Call

Posted 11 hours ago by Seibertron - 4,121 views

The final mock-up for Membership Incentive Ramjet was shown at this weekend's Roll Out Roll Call. This image also appears on Also shown was the head design sketch and a graphic that shows how the head transforms so that it can keep the giant head fin that Universe Ramjet/Armada Skywarp have. The head fin tilts back on a ball joint. Check out the image below and join our discussion here. Universe Ramjet was originally revealed back at BotCon 2015 during the Club panel. - Read More

Club panel: BotCon celebrates Beast Wars 20th, Another Light comic, Incentive Ramjet, and more!

Posted 12 hours ago by Seibertron - 3,936 views

Just moments ago, the Transformers Collectors' Club finished up their panel at this weekend's "Roll Out Roll Call" in Southampton UK. Here's the run down of their presentation: The Panel discussed the Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine features - Cover, Robots In Disguise cast interviews, Hasbro previews, historical articles, The Back Page (announcing a new Shattered Glass humor comic in the style of Q-Transformers by Josh Perez), "Another Light" comic story line, MTMTE Profiles ... - Read More

Top 10 Best Optimus Prime (Convoy) Toys

Posted 23 hours ago by william-james88 - 10,982 views

Every two weeks, brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor (and this week a whole bunch of special guests!). These are our opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here. Now let's get to - Read More

Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Getting a Reissue

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 7,266 views

Did everyone get a chance to pick up their Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus figure? Well, for those that didn't, here is some good news. Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus is getting a reissue. There seem to be no changes to the figure, it is simply a straight up reissue to restock your favorite online stores such as: Big Bad Toy Store, Robot Kingdom, TFSource, Ages 3 and Up, The Chosen Prime and many others. This new stock should come in February 2016. If you aren't sure about this figure, you - Read More

Million Publishing Generations 2015 Book Pre-Orders

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 4,947 views

Via HobbyLinkJapan, we have a little more detail on the upcoming Generations 2015 book - collecting releases and information on the figures released in the last year, with added extras and a potential new mail-in order figure to accompany it at a later date. It appears the book will be compiled by Taiyo Tosho, currently priced at $22 approx and with a release date of November 2015. We still have no images whatsoever for the listing, but you can head here to see for - Read More

Q-Transformers Season 2 Episode 13 - The Road to Q-Transformers: The Movie

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 4,108 views

From the DLE Channel on YouTube, the latest episode of the animated webseries for Takara Tomy's Q-Transformers is now avaialable for viewing. In episode 13, the cast discuss The Road to Q-Transformers: The Movie - check it out embedded below, and let us know if you understand more Japanese to help out fellow - Read More

Transformers: Devastation Updates - Ravage, Laserbeak Concepts, Grimlock Trailer

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 4,497 views

With only a couple of days left to the release of the Activision/Platinum Games Transformers: Devastation game, the official Facebook page has been uploading slews of screenshots and concept art. From the latter, cassettes such as Ravage and Laserbeak have made an appearance (mirrored below!), and the screenshots all lead to the new trailer featuring Grimlock himself, in all his G1 glory, Gregg Berger included - check it all out below! - Read More

New Takara Tomy Q Transformers Reveals - Evangelion, Ironhide, Jetfire, Decepticons and Plushies

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 5,239 views

In amidst all the other Takara Tomy Transformers reveals, some smaller, superdeformed and definitely adorable additions to the Q Transformers line were also shown off this past day - check out below the latest QT lil ones (via site sponsor TFSource), featuring the Awakening version of Unit 01, QTF07 Ironhide, QTF08 Jetfire and the first set of three Decepticons QTFS02 with Megatron, Shockwave and Soundwave! Plus, we get three plushie versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Lockdown from the - Read More

TFSource News - Masterpiece, DX9, FansToys, Fansproject and More!

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 5,499 views

TFSource News - Masterpiece, DX9, FansToys, Fansproject and More! NEW HOT PREORDERS: New preorders this week include: Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0, Masterpiece Shockwave, MP-22 - MASTERPIECE ULTRA MAGNUS WITH TRAILER ''PERFECT EDITION'', DIACLONE - DIABATTLES VERSION 2, Master Made - SDT-02 Diabolus Rex, Fansproject's Saurus Ryu-Oh - Dino-San & Dino-Shi, TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS SERIES - LG19 SPRINGER, X-Transbots MM-VI Boost and MM-VII Hatch, Warbotron - WB03-F Master, Transformers Unite - Read More Newsletter #1293

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 7,800 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1293 Hi, Here is a quick update from New Stickers Wave 2 Available! All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER WARS STRICKER PER ORDER! ... 600&type=3 Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders! For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included. For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-19 Springer Revealed

Posted 2 days ago by ScottyP - 10,109 views

Takara Tomy is keeping us busy this Friday morning, and the latest reveal to share is LG-19, a new release of the very popular Generations Springer mold. However, this new version replaces much of the yellow with green, especially on the chest, to evoke an appearance more similar to his animation model. Images of the toy, received via our site sponsors, are mirrored below. Springer is expected to be released in February of 2016, and you can secure your preorders now at TF - Read More

Package and Concept Images - Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW-05 Autobots

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 9,500 views

The Takara Tomy Unite Warriors line adds its own deco of the Optimus Maximus - using the Prowl, Sunstreaker, Ironhide and Mirage molds, plus Optimus, of course - to its sequence of box set releases, with UW-05 Autobots as we know. But thanks to TFYuki, and Seibertronian Cyberpath, we have the first in-box picture of the big dude, and a concept sketch; check them out below! - Read More

Colour Images of Masterpiece Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus) with Price, Release Date and Alt Mode Revealed

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 9,633 views

Fellow Seibertronians xMXUx, Demonology7789 and Autobot Genocide, have some info our way concerning the upcoming release of Masterpiece Hot Rod (Hot Rodimus). We have a new photo courtesy of Kapow Toys on facebook as well as the listing for this toy on both Robot Kingdom (for 59.99$) and Anime Export (for 46.94$), both far more reasonable prices than previously announced. These are the first prices actually based on the newly revealed MSRP of 8000 Yen and keep in mind that the Anime Export - Read More

Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-29 Shockwave Color Images

Posted 2 days ago by ScottyP - 9,978 views

Thanks to site sponsors TF Source, Robot Kingdom, Big Bad Toy Store, and a whole bunch of accounts on Twitter reposting images like wildfire, we've got some excellent full color images of the upcoming MP-29 Shockwave. Click the sponsor links above to place your preorder now, and keep on scrolling for our mirrors of the images. Stay tuned right here for plenty more Takara Tomy Transformers news this morning, as we've woken up to a good amount of it - Read More

IDW Publishing’s 2015 New York Comic Con Schedule - Press Release

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 7,900 views

We gave you a full schedule for the upcoming New York Comic Con 2015 (8-11 October, Javits Center) right here, but we have also just received the IDW Publishing official press release for the event. Check it out below, as we have picked out signing times and panels with have a recognisable transforming robot shape! IDW Publishing’s 2015 New York Comic Con Schedule Don’t Miss A Minute Of The Excitement! San Diego, CA (October 1, 2015) – Next week, IDW is headed back to New York - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #126 - False Finish
Twincast / Podcast #126:
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Posted: Sunday, September 27th, 2015