While there are very few lists concerning Transformers toys on the web(world), it’s a different matter for the G1 episodes, which asks for a bit more special attention. So I called upon the help of an expert, Seibertron's own Optimutt, to write this very special list devoted to the 98 episodes of the original Transformers cartoon:
The Top Ten Best Transformers episodes!
Take it away Optimutt!
Since this is an important list, I had to establish a ruling criteria. This will be the same rules for the subsequent lists I write, if this one goes well. In looking at each episode, I considered a number of important points.
- The first is Enjoyment Factor. If we can’t enjoy a cartoon, why bother watching, right?
- The second is Animation. While some of you may claim this is unfair to the notorious AKOM studio, this is an animated show after-all so I can't ignore it, but keep in mind that this is only one of the many factors.
- To this, I also add Story. Yes, this was a 1980’s cartoon. Yes, I know that campiness was a key ingredient of the stories. Indeed, this WAS a series designed to sell toys. And yes, I wholly understand that these were cartoons geared at kids. But all those factors aside, there were also some remarkably mature concepts that the cartoon introduced to the fandom. In many ways, the story-telling of G1 conceptuality set the standard for what was to come: Dinobot in Beast Wars, Cliffjumper in TF: Prime, the brutality of the movies, Furman’s run on Marvel’s and IDW’s comics, and James Roberts’ More Than Meets the Eye, among countless other examples.
- Which leads directly into Cultural Relevance. The Transformers cartoon was the one that started it all. Without the movie, would Optimus Prime be a walking phoenix cliché? I think not. So much of what the Transformers has become is owed to this cartoon series. Indeed, there are some episodes on this list that would absolutely not belong were it not for their significance to the fandom over the past thirty years.
Before the list begins, I want to make a shout-out to the fans who responded to an inquiry I posted on various fandom media. I asked YOU what you thought was the best episode. The results of that is below.
Fans’ Choice – I submitted this question to a number of different media. It turns out that of all the responses, the fandom feels that Galvatron’s descent into madness was the most fun you could have with the 22 minute time slot of the 1980’s! Congratulations Webworld!
Galvatron with Dr. Ratchet.
I also want to thank imdb.com for the episode descriptions and a whole lot of different places for the images. They’re purty.
Finally, an honorable mention. The movie was epic. Watch it, if only for this epic scene. Yes, “epic” is used twice because the whole movie blew minds. Only truly epic things deserve such epicosity of wordage.
Alright. Enough lolley-gagging! Let’s get this show on the road!
Webworld – Written by Len Wein and Diane Duane. Cyclonus is concerned about Galvatron's mental and emotional state and takes him to a planet where he can get treatment.
Galvatron proving he accepts no outside interference.
One thing to note: Len Wein is the guy who wrote Giant Sized XMen 1, you know, the first appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird. These are some of the most influential characters in comics, and he brought them all to life. But this is only one element of his legacy. The fact that his most significant contribution to the TF Fandom is what was chosen as the favorite episode speaks volumes of his abilities as a writer.
Mutiny is no stranger in the cartoon, but in the first two seasons, we would have seen exactly that. In Webworld, that tradition is circumvented by Cyclonus’ loyalty to his leader. This element, by itself, puts this episode in a unique position in the canon.
More important than the Decepticon situation is the psychological one. The whole episode is a social observation on how emotional connection changes not just the target but also the agent. In opening itself up to Galvatron’s psychological mainframe, the planet of Torkulon contracts the same madness that plagues the Decepticon leader. Titled “Webworld,” the episode almost predicted a potential flaw in the Internet (which would not be made public for at least several years after this episode was made), which was of exploitation. Wonderful as it is, ask any artist or creator about creator rights, and you will see how much damage Galvatron’s madness actually is.
The Master Builders – Written by David N. Gottlieb and Herb Engelhardt. Grapple has dreamed of building a solar tower to collect energy from the sun. But when Optimus disapproves, Grapple finds help from the Constructicons, who are secretly working for Megatron.
Grapple enjoys his toy model blueprint.
How far will an artist go to create his art? “The Master Builders” looks right in the face of this question. In Grapple, viewers can vicariously make that judgement call that all artists must wring their hands in quiet contemplation when their ideas are rejected. Do they give up? Do they eschew traditional methods and create the art on their own? Or do they make a deal with the devil and sell out? This is the Faustian myth of blues artist Robert Johnson in animated form. And just like the “Crossroads” creator, Grapple has to pay the price of his deal: betrayal and corruption of the dream.
There is also an unspeakable tragedy of war in this: it is difficult, if not impossible to maintain anything of value during wartime. Wartime consequences will come to play a little later in the list (can you guess which episode I am referencing?) but for now, let me just say how amazing an episode this is. There is no line that is out of place, nor scene that does not work into the overarching story. And for once, Megatron (and Scrapper, and Smokescreen, and Optimus… just about everyone, really) shows how competent a leader he actually is. Perhaps it is that overall competence that we see in this episode that makes it so good. Every thread is about using your skills, and other people’s skills to benefit the populous. Ultimately, despite all the betrayal and heartache that we see, it is a sparkly feelgood episode.
War Dawn – Written by David Wise. Some Aerialbots start to have doubts about their cause, some have started to admire Megatron, and are thinking of switching sides. They get pulled into a time warp, and end up on Cybertron, before the current war began. They'll discover more about Megatron, and the origin of one of their own.
“Pax. Orion Pax. I’ll have a Tesarus, shaken, not stirred.
Who is Optimus Prime? What was he before he became the ultimate Autobot? Why, he was just another chump named Orion Pax, palling around with his girlfriend and buddy. IDW has used this idea as a launchpad for so much of their stories that I would not be able to give the company justice in this review. So I won’t. All I will add about this is that the Cultural Relevance of this episode is mind-bogglingly huge. I mean, Unicron-sized huge.
As far as a story is concerned, it’s ok. There are some serious flaws in the episode (“We must destroy the time machine to save our friends! But now we need to fix it get them back!” paraphrasing courtesy of the author). Despite this, the Aerialbots’ naivete is beautiful. Yes, they are chumps, but it makes sense! How many of us (both young and old) have fallen victim to that crush on that sexy, beautiful person only to realize what a chump they are? I have most certainly made that mistake once. Or twice. So cut Slingshot (Quickslinger) and company some slack. At least they learned from their mistake. Granted, it only nearly cost Orion Pax his life, but who’s counting? We got Optimus Prime out of the deal! Thanks, chumps!
Golden Lagoon – Written by Dennis Marks. The Decepitcons coat themselves with electrum that they find in a golden lagoon. They become impervious to laser fire and attack the Autobots.
I am Golden Supreme!
Above, if you guessed I was referencing Golden Lagoon, give yourself a No-Prize!
The 1980s were a good twenty something years into the Cold War, a period of non-conflict between Capitalist countries (especially the USA) and Communist countries (primarily the USSR, but also China) to see whose dogma is the better one. If the Cold War were ever to run hot, it would look a lot like Golden Lagoon. What begins as a mere skirmish between a handful of Autobots and Decepticons results in a capture of Autobot prisoners. To rescue these prisoners, the Autobots mount a greater force, but again are repulsed because the Decepticons find the lagoon of Electrum and become invulnerable. So the Autobots pull out their big gun, the ultimate defender, Omega Supreme! Yeah. He gets beat. Soundly. So the Autobots manage to find the Electrum and coat themselves, resulting in their defeating the ‘Cons! Yay! We won! Or did we?
See, this episode is not about how wars are won by building bigger and better weapons, instead, it is a commentary about the horrors of war. In The Master Builders, Grapple’s Solar Power Tower is destroyed not because it’s bad, but because the nature of conflict is that has no conscience. It destroys indiscriminately. In warfare, no one is innocent, and those that begin innocent are quickly stripped of it, either by outright destruction or by death. This is an idea that we are seeing more and more of in the fandom: The Battle of Chicago (TF3), Code of Hero (Beast Wars), IDW’s Transformers series (starting back in Retaliation). Sure, using Beachcomber as a narrative shows just another hippie hugging his trees and channeling his inner Disney Princess, but upon a deeper look, this allows the viewer to appreciate the beauty of life. And to mourn death’s loss. Beachcomber’s response at the end, where he looks out at the Arcadia that was now a dismal crater of smoking destruction is one of the most poignant images in the whole of cataclysmic TF images. See and judge for yourself.
The Return of Optimus Prime – Written by Marv Wolfman and Cherie Wilkerson. A group of scientists finds the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies in whomever it contacts. The scientists have a grudge against the Autobots, and use Optimus's body to lure them into a trap. As the spores spread through the Autobots and Decepticons, Rodimus orders Sky Lynx to find a Quintesson in a desperate attempt to bring Optimus Prime back to life. The spores spread across the Galaxy, forcing the newly-revived Optimus to find a cure in the Matrix, which is inside a spore-infected Rodimus Prime. Without becoming infected, Optimus must find a way to get the matrix.
Who could it be?!?
Relevence: Historic. Prime f-bomb comes back to life!
This episode sets two very recurring precedents in the TF mythos, namely that Prime is a phoenix who dies and promptly comes right back to life again, and upgrades will happen! Not just recolored toys and simple retools of previous molds, but full-on upgrades! While Optimus doesn’t get one in this episode, Bumblebee does! Which happens again. And again. And again. This is a perfect story play; especially considering this is an animated show for a toy line, it lets HasTak keep the bodies fresh. I mean, since this episode, certain Transformers have changed bodies as if they are clothes ( Starscream Prime Optimus Primal>).
This is visually one of the best episodes in the whole series. It has elements that we last saw in The Movie, but it also does things that had not been seen before. Like a white Optimus Prime? Yup. Totally original idea, there. Everyone is one color. Haven’t seen that before, either. Not even in Golden Lagoon. I jest. Really, just about every background and every render of the characters are crisp, clean, and they absolutely pop. The story is great, too. Its prime conflict comes outside of the war, forcing both Autobots and Decepticons to find alternatives to direct combat, which leads to ingenuity of story-telling that keeps the double-parter feel fresh. As the principal scribe to this episode, Marv Wolfman shows us why he is such a pillar of creativity in the world. Oh, you don’t know who Marv Wolfman is? Well, one of his biggest accomplishments was the first ultimate DC mashup that resulted in the deaths of Supergirl and Barry Allen’s Flash. Yes, I’m talking about Crisis on Infinite Earths. In addition, he created the Teen Titans, Blade, Nova, Spider-Woman, Deathstroke the Terminator, and he helped create edit/write Beast Machines, I mean, the guy is a living legend of creative genius. And we can add to that impressive resume the fact that he brought Optimus Prime back to life in style. Well done, sir!
“Give me the Matrix, Rodimus!”
More Than Meets the Eye – Written by George Arthur Bloom. As the Energon supply runs low on the planet Cybertron, the Autobots leave to find a new energy source. Their enemies, the Decepticons, follow. After a vicious battle in space, both of their ships crash land on Earth. The Decepticons try to gather every bit of energy that they can, from Earth, in order to get back to Cybertron. The Autobots, along with their new human allies, try to stop them.
Autobot group shot
This is the one that started it all and that Beast Wars copied. Overall, in these three episodes, children all around the world, and of all ages, are given a backstory that grounds the whole mythos. Not only do we get a cool story of resource acquisition and the culture shock of being in a new place a long, long, LONG time after you set out, but we also get complex characters right from the start. Each character, from Thundercracker, to Reflector, to Prowl, to Hound, to Cliffjumper, to Spike and Sparkplug, to Huffer and Gears, gets a very unique voice that is carried throughout the three episodes. And on voices: this sets the standard of incredible voice acting quality. Indeed, without Voice Director Wally Burr’s influence, one of the biggest continuously-praised strengths of the cartoon would never have come to fruition. Can you imagine Prime speaking like his Hong Kong dub of TF: Headmasters? Yeah, I just shuddered a bit, too.
Decepticon group shot
But that isn’t all! Below is only a partial list of what it establishes that Transformers media (and toys) keeps referencing: Prime’s axe. Megatron’s flail. Sideswipe’s rocket pack. Mirage’s invisibility, Skywarp’s teleportation, Ravage’s light sensitivity, Soundwave’s creepiness. Decepticons as tripod ships, Cybertron and Cybertronian forms. The need for human friends. Snarky Starscream. Windcharger’s magnetic arms. Hound’s resourcefulness. Rumble’s piledrivers. In no way can I emphasize the importance of this. Only certain weaknesses in the overall story elements and the hit and miss quality of the animation prevent this from being at the top. To be fair, some of the story elements are hindered by the toys themselves, though I will reflect upon no names.
Cybertronian forms. Sweet…
Cosmic Rust – Written by Paul Davids. The areas of Megatron that get hit by some meteor fragments begin to rust. The Decepticons capture Perceptor to find a cure for their leader. But once cured, Megatron hatches a scheme to infect the Autobots with Cosmic Rust.
An interstellar Transformers colony
This episode does not just look at departing Cybertron for new energy, but it shows that there are more to Transformers than meets the eye. In Cosmic Rust, we get actual Transformer settlements! On other planets! This adds a ton to the mythos, as it suggests that a: there are many more Transformers out there and b: colonies do exist. The next question, logically, is where are all these other Transformers? And while we get few actual answers in the cartoon (Wreck Gar, the Quintessons being exceptions to this point), it is an idea that Simon Furman plays with in his Generation 2 comic series.
The animation is well above par, with each character drawn well and where the growth and detail of the rust as it spreads over various Transformers feeling authentic and gruesome. As a story, it is another character piece, with great humor, the Stunticons shining the way they destroy best, and Starscream’s previous life as a scientist is referenced. Like The Master Builders above, this is an episode all about choice. Perceptor shows himself as being potentially dangerous, but instead of art, everything he does is in the name of science. Does that mean he is less noble for it? Potentially. His nobility forces him to heal Megatron, but in doing so, it puts the world in jeopardy. On the other hand, he doesn’t seem to help Megatron out of a heroic need, but more of a scientific need. “Hey, Percy, here’s a chance to demonstrate your genius. Don’t worry about the consequences!”
Starscream’s Brigade – Written by Michael Charles Hill. After being exiled from the Decepticons, Starscream frees five Cybertronian criminals from prison and re-purposes them into his own troops, the Combaticons. With these new warriors at his command, he challenges Megatron for control of the Decepticons.
Although this boasts some of the worst animation on this list, the episode itself is just so fun that it matters little. This is the real template for sub-team mutiny in the Transformers mythos. And there certainly have been enough civil wars! Starscream is devious but brilliant, showing just how evil and duplicitous a leader he would actually make. Where Megatron rules by fear, Starscream leads by manipulation. While it is a powerful tool, it is exactly why he is forever relegated to second fiddle.
Probably the greatest thing to come out of this episode, however, is the idea of Decepticons that are so violent, so unruly, that they have been imprisoned. I wonder if James Roberts was watching this episode when he came up with his notorious Decepticon Justice Division.
The Ultimate Weapon – written by Arthur Byron Cover. First Aid quits the Autobots over his pacifism. This becomes a problem when Trypticon attacks a malfunctioning Metroplex.
Malfunctioning metropolititan mashing.
The relevance of this is cognitive. Get it? Because of transforming cogs? Before this titan of an episode, people only assumed that Transformers converted form simply because. It was never an idea of internal mecha-organs. This changed that with an excellent story that any doctor would nod at in accordance with the reality of organ transplant. The battle between the monsters (pictured above) is so fun because of the unpredictability of their malfunctioning systems. Going a little deeper under the exo-skeleton, the cogs have become of the three most important parts of a Transformer (brain, spark, and cog). In fact, what is a Transformer without its cog? Action Master? Member of the MMM? James Roberts, are you like me in that this is this your favorite TF cartoon? I only ask because it seems the foundation for a whole lot of what you’re doing with your amazing MTMtE series for IDW.
Animation-wise, this is right up there with The Return of Optimus Prime and Call of the Primitives. Everything is beautiful (just look at the chunks fall off from that contact!), even the setting in Holland! The action is brilliant, where each and nearly every single character gets a spotlight moment. This episode is also as close as the animated series comes to Scramble City. When First Aid quits the team, Defensor is left short-handed in his protecting duties.
The Search for Alpha Trion – Written by Beth Bornstein. Optimus Prime travels to Cybertron to rescue Elita One, the leader of the female Autobots.
Elita-1: LeGENDERy. See what I did there? Yeah.
For the last year or so, whenever a group of fans are given the chance to vote on what kind of character we want Hasbro to produce, we’ve said “WIMMIN!” First, Windblade. Now, Victorion, the all-female supergroup that will kick butt not just alone, but as a COMBINER! Who wants to take bets that this would never have happened were it not for the introduction of Elita-1, Moonracer, Firestar, Chromia, and the other female Autobots from this episode? Yeah. Didn’t think so. The impact of their inclusion is historic. It changed a race of totally “male” robots into something far more complex, both physically, and culturally. While The Challenge of the Go-Bots did this better, including female characters right in their first episode, with this, Transformers established a precedent that is seen in the third season, with a regular character that never got a toy (Generations Arcee FTW!), and in every series since then. While not exactly a feminist’s cry of success, as every one of the females has a male counterpart, the very fact that they are in the series is a mighty victory, indeed. What impresses me most about Elita-1, especially, is her willingness to protect Optimus Prime, even at the cost of her own life. This is not only a woman, but it is woman as hero. And she is beautiful.
In addition to the female Autobots, we also get Vector Sigma, the super-computer that “gave all Transformers life” (despite its various iterations) and Alpha Trion (another one who will get a toy later this year. Takara Legends Ultra Magnus, in case you were wondering). The animation is as good as a regular episode can get, and when Elita uses her special power, things get downright seizure-inducing, which all good cartoons from the ‘80s need. I also want to take this moment to give a special nod to the recently late John Stephenson, who did an incredible and indelible job voicing Alpha Trion. Thank you, sir.
So there you have it! The Top 10 episodes of the original Transformers series. Do you agree? Let us know in the forums!
Previous Top Transformers lists can be found here!
Decepticus Prime and Seibertronian MartianSpyGirl1996 have brought us some interesting information about a possible Transformers Combiner Wars Leader Class Skywarp! What we have is an image from a (presumably) store product listing stating "TRA GEN LEADER SKYW" which (again presumably) will be based on the Leader Class Thundercracker mold. Are the days of us getting Thundercracker, Starscream, then Sunstorm/Acidstorm over? Only time will tell.... so stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!
AutobotAlvaron wrote:Another awesome gallery! But, would it be possible to pose him with other Thundercrackers like: G1, CHUG, the CW scout, and most especially an MP (Hasbro version preferably) as they're closely scaled?
You bet! 18 new images have been upload to the Generations Combiner Wars Leader Class Thundercracker gallery. The newest images feature group shots with various incarnations of Thundercracker including Masterpiece, Titanium, Smallest, Generations, G1, Robotmasters and more! It took an additional 3 hours for these 18 photos from start to finish to gather up this army of Thundercrackers, photograph their robot mode shots, transform them all into jet mode, photograph the group in jet mode, crop the photos, update the news story, and put all of the Thundercrackers away back in the appropriate storage tubs. Check out more pictures by clicking on the images below.
Another update from the final ever (for now at least) Auto Assembly convention, still the biggest in Europe, still happening in Birmingham, UK: a new returning guest has been confirmed, in the form, shape and hat(s) of Jim Sorenson, the unofficially official Transformers archivist! Find out more information about the event here, and read on for more on Jim.
In our final year, team Auto Assembly is delighted to welcome back one of our favourite Matrix-bearers, the irreplaceable Jim Sorenson!
Jim has penned some of our fandom’s most beloved including the much lauded “Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging” and the fan favourite “Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac”. Most recently he has been working for the Official Transformers Collector’s Club on the “Beast Wars: Uprising” series.
Be sure to have your copies to hand if you want to get them signed by this almighty author at the final AA – it’ll be one for the history books! (see what we did there… author… books… yeah we’ll keep working on the gags).
If you haven’t already registered for the convention, you can book now for Auto Assembly 2015 which is taking place over the weekend of 21st – 23rd August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, England at our Ticket Bookings Page.
Via a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member Sabrblade, we have confirmation that the Japanese web series of Q-Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Returns is getting a second season, starting this July 6th. The Animate.tv site has more information, here, but we have provided a tentative machine translation below. And don't forget to browse our very own galleries for the Takara Tomy Q-Transformers toys right here!
This time, the second phase of production of animation, "the mystery of the convoy that came back queue Transformers" was decided! Moreover, from the second phase, Tomokazu Mr. Sugita (Starscream role), Ishikawa Sakaihito's (Shockwave role), is also determined participation of Nobuhiko Okamoto (sound wave Auditor)!
Phase 1, the January-March 2015 are TV broadcast and delivery, and to big topic as a queue Transformers 30th anniversary project. And BD & DVD, which was released start from May 22, the first appearance BD overall first place in the Oricon Daily rankings, won the DVD anime first place! Also hot requests from people of this fan is asked, it this time of Phase 2 production and broadcasting has become decision.
Title: Convoy of mystery two terms came back queue Transformers (provisional)
TOKYO MX July 6, 2015 (Mon) - every Monday 18:55 to 19:00
Nico Nico video, simulcast & delivery at YouTube.
※ TOKYO MX airtime before become 18:30 "Transformers Adventure" is also broadcast decision from. It becomes animated Transformers series double feature.
This time, the new cast three of the race from the second phase is, it was also decided that on stage to the Blu-ray & DVD launch events that held on June 21. Event Summary is as follows.
It will be held as a Blu-ray & DVD launch event, which was launched from May 22. It is scheduled to once performance 1, 2-part, the guest of one part NoboruTeru Mr. Uchiyama, Let's play with everyone NES game that appeared in 8 episodes with Katayama FukuJuro san! Planning that. Sugita's became a race than a guest in this second phase of a two-part, Ishikawa-san, will talk event to welcome the Okamoto-san.
■ Date: June 21 (Sun) curtain 16:00 - 18:00 the show (scheduled)
■ Venue: Odaiba Cinema Media - Jeu screen 1
Yubinbango135-0091 Tokyo, Minato-ku Daiba 1-7-1 Odaiba Aqua City 1F
■ Speakers: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Optimus Prime Auditor), Ryohei Kimura (Bumblebee role)
Speakers (guest): Kouki Uchiyama (smoke screen role), Katayama FukuJuro (Blue Streak role), Sugita Tomokazu (Starscream role), Kaito Ishikawa (Shockwave role), Nobuhiko Okamoto (sound wave Auditor)
MC: stone Dateko Taro director, Matsuzawa Chiaki games corner Commentary: NES entertainer Fujita
Faithfully reproduce the animation design ◆! Main character three bodies of toys also announced in July!
Main character that becomes the continued appearance of the first period, also released toys that faithfully reproduce the Optimus Prime Bumblebee lock down of animation design was decided. For details, will be announced at a later date.
Now Instock - BadCube OTS-04 Wardog! Highly articulated and MP scaled, this guy is HUGE! Update from BadCube, you'll want to check out the arsenal that comes with this guy! Huge photo gallery and preorder yours at TFSource here:
New preorder up - X2 Toys - MP-22 Ultra Magnus - Blaster & Shoulder Upgrade Kit!
This kit includes 2 x shoulder joints that improves range of motion on your MP-22 and 1 x blaster add-on parts as shown! Preorders here:
______________________ 5. TAV15 Lockdown, TAV16 Bombshell & TAV17 Shrapnel due Instock next week!
TAV15 Lockdown, TAV16 Bombshell & TAV17 Shrapnel due Instock next week!
It's a bug invasion! TFYuki shared photos of TAV15 Lockdown, TAV16 Bombshell & TAV17 Shrapnel, these will be released this week in Japan, in our warehouse the following week! Preorders yours at TFSource here:
We will be receiving a portion of our stock of Generations Combiner Wars Wave 3 this week including Deluxe Class - Quickslinger / Slingshot and Brake-Neck / Wildrider. Barring any delays due to the holiday, the rest of the wave 3 items will be in soon after.
TFsource's Spring Cleaning Sale continues with nearly 200 Transformers & 3rd party items up to 75% off! Check the sale out here: TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale
Now up for Preorder - MMC Grandus Hexatron! Mastermind Creations brings us a limited edition release of R-01G Grandus Hexatron! The figure features new sculpting for the robot & beast mode heads, new chest wings & badge, and a metallic finish! Preorder yours here:
______________________ 11. New reveal from Fans Toys - FT-13 Mercenary!
New reveal from Fans Toys - FT-13 Mercenary! FT13 Mercenary will have diecast parts on chest and robot feet. And it will come with optional chest cover and insection feet, same as FT12 Grenadier. Early Bird Pricing - Preorder by 6/30 to lock in early bird pricing and save $8! Preorders up here:
TakaraTomy announces the Zoids Masterpiece - MPZ-01 Shield Liger figure! The MPZ-01 Shild Liger features an electronic walking feature, sound clips, and light-up features! For more details, check out the video on the item's TFsource listing! Preorder yours today at TFsource:
______________________ 14. Now Instock - Fansproject's Lost Exo-Realm LER-03 Volar & Velos!
Now Instock in the TFsource warehouse: Fansproject's Lost Exo-Realm LER-03 Volar & Velos! Volar includes the bonus blue body, which allows you to choose between the blue chest & red chest for your figure! Order yours today:
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Now Instock - Lost Planet Figures and Vehicles! You can now pick up Lost Planet 4" Scale Figures Vagabundo and EX Nevec, along with the GTF-13M Evax Vehicle. You can check out all of the Lost Planet items on theToySource here:
New Preorder up: Beast Kingdom Toys' Egg Attack - Avengers: Age of Ultron - Iron Man Mark 43! The Mark 43 includes 30 points of articulation, full-body engraving, working LEDs in the head & Arc Reactor, interchangeable hands & thruster accessories, and display stand! Preorder yours today at the ToySource:
New Bandai Tamashii Preorders Up! We've put up a bunch of new preorders from Bandai Tamashii! Robot Spirits, Saint Seiya Cloth, S.H. Figuarts, FiguartsZERO, Soul of Chogokin and More! Check them out here:
The DBZ collection continues with Ultimate Gohan! Ultimate Gohan is based on his appearance in the Buu Saga, clad in the classic orange & blue gi worn by his father! He also features a special energy effect, alternate hands & face parts, and a special stage & support parts for the energy effect! Preorder yours today at the ToySource:
We have two more preorders up for fans of S.H. Figuarts Super Mario: Fire Mario & Diorama Set D! Fire Mario includes Mario, Fire Flower, Fireball, alternate hand - holding a fireball, and display stand! Each set shown can be combined with others, to form an even larger display; including Bricks, "?" Blocks, Warp Pipes, Coins, enemies, & more! Preorder these & other Super Mario sets at the ToySource here:
TruForce Collectibles bring a strong first release with their Mega Man X figure! Mega Man X features die-cast armor, LED functionality in his X Buster, swappable face & hands, customizable effect parts, & over 30 articulation points! Preorder yours at the ToySource today:
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While this is a very crowded shot, these are the very first in hand images for the Platinum Autobot Intel Ops Perceptor and Blaster set. Platinum Trypticon can also be found in these images, provided by a weibo user.
At long last a picture was found on Weibo comparing Devastator to Metroplex. There were also other images of Mixmaster and the individual constructicons. Fair warning, the source address contains images that are not safe for work (that was learnt the hard way).
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