The official Transformers Facebook page has shared a new video, and we get our first full-on look at the upcoming warrior class Transformers: Robots in Disguise Soundwave figure! As the clip says, the toy takes several generations of Decepticon communications officer design tips, from Transformers: Prime to G1, via recent RID incarnations and War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron cues. Check it out below!
The Transformers Instagram has decided to give us a teaser into what is in store with Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force with a teaser image of the upcoming Soundwave! The new Soundwave is based on his Fall of Cybertron, Prime, and slightly Animated appearances, and can be seen in the image standing alongside his Titans Return counterpart. Check out the image, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Different shows, different generations, each in a class of their own - but always the strong, silent type. #Soundwave
With the Club Subscription Service slowly drawing to a close, we bring to you tonight our latest galleries, that of the Club Subscription 4.0 Impactor and Bluestreak!
Impactor is a retool of Combiner Wars Rook with a fresh new headsculpt that captures the shear determination in the Wrecker Commander's face. He is the second official Impactor toy, behind only his Fall of Cybertron counterpart - who was also part of a combiner - and is the club's sixth subscription figure.
Bluestreak is a repaint of Combiner Wars Prowl and Smokescreen, and this is his first time as being a combiner limb. This Bluestreak also uses the rarely seen "blue" Bluestreak paint job, and he fits right in with the Wreckers as well, considering his personality is that of a sniper. He is the club bonus figure for the 4.0 service.
Check out the preview of the galleries below, and you can go to the full galleries by clicking any one of the images below!
The Hasbro Holiday Gift Guide 2016 is out, and Transformers are most definitely in it! The Robots in Disguise line represents the Cybertronians this winter, with Power Surge Bumblebee and Sideswipe joining a number of other Hasbro properties in a 15% discount with code GIFTGUIDE16. Check out HasbroToyShop.com for more deals and offers, too, right here!
Can you believe it's almost been 10 years since the first Michael Bay Transformers live-action movie made its way onto the big screen, bringing the Cybertronians squarely back into the public light? It looks like Takara Tomy has definitely noticed, and is celebrating the occasion by bringing back some of the molds from the live-action toy lines, from Revenge of the Fallen, to Dark of the Moon, to Age of Extinction, with eleven figures confirmed so far in the MB line, starting with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and running through Megatron, Shockwave, Ironhide, Ratchet, Soundwave, Starscream (all at $49.99, with some discounts already), Grimlock ($59.99), Strafe ($44.99), and another Optimus Prime at the $109.99 pricepoint for good measure! Check out the images below, courtesy of site sponsor TFSource.
It will come as no surprise to people following the news on Transformers - from the Tencent game, to CybertronCon, to the recent Sun Wu Kong rumour, and all the way back to the Age of Extinction collaboration - but China is one of the biggest developing markets and audiences for the robot brand, and the general manager of Hasbro China also believes it to be the case. Speaking to China Daily, Zhang Yuchen had this to say:
The Transformers may have been around for more than three decades, but Zhang Yuchen, general manager of Hasbro China, the parent company of the brand, believes that the popularity of the iconic toy figures are just about to hit its peak, especially with four Transformers films set to hit the silver screens by 2025.
Zhang is optimistic that with the surge in nostalgia for the toys and the growing profitability of selling peripheral products from a movie in China, 2017 could very well be “the year of Transformers”.
“It’s been very exciting because over the last decade, the movie universe has given old fans something new and brought in a whole new generation of Transformers fans. That is probably one of the biggest forces driving Transformers in China,” said Zhang.
“We now expect to see explosive growth in the sale of Transformers products in China with the upcoming series of movies,” he added.
Similar trends have been noticed with the 2007 Paramount live-action movie in Western markets, too, so this is not entirely new. What is new is that the brand is looking to make a big mark in the country through media, movies, games, toys and a themed hotel in Shanghai in 2018. Remember:
The second installment of the movie franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen broke the 12-year box office record set by Titanic to become the most-watched foreign movie in China.
In 2014, the fourth movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, generated 300 million yuan ($45 million) in China, contributing to almost one-third of the global revenue. The upcoming one in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, is scheduled to be released in 2017.
Find out more here, and let us know what you think about this global development for the Transformers!
Seibertronians, we have some more news out of SDCC for you, as always provided by Seibertron himself. This one comes from the Sideshow Collectibles booth, who have made quite a few Transformers busts and High-quality statues in the past, Ranging from the Bayverse into G1. The Prime1 Studios Optimus was a particular show-stopper this year, and if you'd like to take a look, Seibertron has you covered with a whole gallery and a video! Check this statue out in all its glory down below!
After our very own comparison review from fellow Seibertron.com staffer shajaki, we also have a new Designer Desk video from the official Transformers YouTube channel, featuring John Warden and the G2 deco of Combiner Wars Bruticus! Check out the clip embedded below, and take a stroll down memory lane too, with the first version of the loud neon character here, and the Fall of Cybertron take here, too!
Courtesy of Hasbro, we just received additional images of the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 version of the upcoming Titans Return Fortress Maximus, which was officially unveiled earlier this morning. The SDCC version comes with the Master Sword and has some addition deco differences. The Convention Edition of Fort Max will be available at SDCC (July 21-24) and it will also be available at the Fan Expo Canada this fall (Sept. 1-4). Check out the new pictures below.
Hasbro wrote:TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: TITANS RETURN TITAN CLASS FORTRESS MAXIMUS Convention Edition
Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $179.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego
Harness the power! The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TITAN CLASS FORTRESS MAXIMUS Convention Edition brings the TRANSFORMERS battle into uncharted territory when the Titans Return. Fans can up their battle power by combining two additional pieces to the special FORTRESS MAXIMUS figure – the TITAN MASTER EMISSARY and CEREBROS figures. The Triple Changer FORTRESS MAXIMUS figure features robot, battle station and Autobot city modes which allows the figure to unite with TITANS RETURN LEADER CLASS figures (sold separately) to form a Cybertron City. The Convention Edition figure features collectible packaging and comes with a special edition poster, three accessories and a mighty sword for players to use in playtime battle. The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: TITANS RETURN TITAN CLASS FORTRESS MAXIMUS Convention Edition will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
Fellow Seibertronians, TFW2005 member BattleUpSaber has reported finding the RID Platinum set in Singapore, where the set is priced at 129.90. The set, first seen at NY Toyfair this year, is of particular note, as it utilizes the Takara Tomy voyager class Grimlock - an extensive retool of Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. The picture has been mirrored, and can be seen below. And, as always, let us know what you think of this in the comments below.
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