Thanks to the Offical Transformers Facebook page we get a look at some early design and concept sketches of the Fan Built Bot Windblade! Windblade has since been released (you can check out her galleries here) and has been given her own comic series by IDW which has ended but she still plays an important role in the ongoing Transformers comics. Check out the images we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Thanks to Jacquelyn Orenza on Facebook, we get in-hand images of the Kre-O Battle Changers. These were first seen at SDCC 2014 and they are the first Kre-O sets that can transform without having to take apart and rebuild the sets. The first wave features Optimus Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee and Grimlock.
We have additional in-hand images of the Platinum Edition Dinobots Unleashed set thanks to blogger Blacklai. The Dinobots feature translucent plastic. You can see many of the images mirrored below and you can click any of the images to see many more.
Cybergeeks Alliance has reported that Asian toy retailers have received solicitations for Transformers Platinum Edition sets from Hasbro. Up first? Year of the Goat Optimus Prime is a translucent redeco of the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime mold, you may also know the mold as Car Robots/Robots In Disguise Black Convoy/Scourge. Not to be outdone, Year of the Goat Soundwave comes along and brings the awesome as a clear redeco of the Masterpiece Soundwave with the following cassettes: Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw.
Both exclusives are done mostly in translucent, uncolored plastic, with black, pink and red strewn about, along with strategically placed metallic burnt orange paint apps.
Amazon Japan has a pre-order up for the Japanese Blu-Ray release of Transformers: Age of Extinction with an exclusive toy. This Hound is the voyager class figure with a movie accurate camo deco. According to the listing this figure is scheduled for release December 10 for 12,960 Yen.
A quick update from Twitter tease Hisashi Yuki concerning the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Voyager LG-09 Brainstorm. The briefcase-less robot supergenius can be seen below double wielding, in the company of its line mate Rattle (Rattrap) - check out the image!
Today we have a set of galleries seven years in the making, due to their continuity and toyline issues in terms of categorisation: feast your eyes on Generation 1 1988 Headmasters and Masterforce Headmaster Juniors. These new additions to Seibertron.com's repository feature a number of repurposed US releases, including Cab, Wilder, Bullhorn and Cancer, along with Go-Shooter and updated Minerva with her Transtector. Why have both the US and the Japan releases all in the same group shots and comparisons, you ask? Well, they're such a small exception to the rule where the character is the same toy, and yet so radically different - this was the best way to handle them.
You may recognise this rationale from the Japanese Generations book from 2001, in which the same shots were used of toys who were different characters under Takara than they were for Hasbro, specifically the Headmaster Juniors and the Seacons. What really changes are the poses, but the figure is the same. But why not check it out for yourself by clicking on any of the images below?