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Imaginarium Art Grimlock and Sharkticon Statues Renders

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Grimlock and Sharkticon Statues Renders
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 6:12pm CST
Category: Collectables
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Imaginarium Art

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After the Sharkticon renders, Imaginarium art has shared on their Facebook page a look at their upcoming licensed statues of the little pests from Quintessa, and the Dinobot leader Grimlock - check out the image below, which also includes Wheelie, as they recreate the scene from the animated movie!

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Grimlock and Sharkticon Statues Renders

Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 6:07pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Vogue, Moschino

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The Transformers have not been averse to a little haute couture, and have featured in fashion photo shoots in the past - plus, we heard from Hasbro at New York Toy Fair 2016 that they had indeed licensed some high fashion work, and we now apparently see some more results, with Moschino's line in Milan, this past weekend!

Check out below some Transformers designs rolling out on the Italian catwalk, featuring some old G1 art styles and a bit of a dig from the Vogue coverage of the show and collection from the designer.

That implied the end—or at least, the irreparable damage—of past convention. There were other nods to event horizon, like iridescent “countdown clock” motifs on blazers and overcoats for men, and full ballgown skirts for women. A graphic opening series of Transformers battling in space was also in the mix, though this bit—and another consisting of all-over studded bric-a-brac on lapels and berets, made with help from Judy Blame—were weak points in Scott’s phalanx. The best—and most piercing—pieces he showed tonight were the relatively simplest. See camouflage trousers worn with a multi-colored marabou coat. The look was suggestive, and slyly very much do ask, do tell.


Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

Transformers News: Transformers Art Featured in Moschino Milan Fashion Show Collection

e-HOBBY Magna Convoy Comic Part 3 Now Online, plus Box Art

Transformers News: e-HOBBY Magna Convoy Comic Part 3 Now Online, plus Box Art
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 5:49pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): eHobby

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Emerje, we have the third page of the comic that currently accompanies the pre-order campaign for the e-Hobby shop exclusive Takara Tomy Transformers LG-EX Magna Convoy - the blue redeco of the Classics Optimus Prime mold. Check it out below in Japanese, along with a nice look at the packaging and its box art!

Transformers News: e-HOBBY Magna Convoy Comic Part 3 Now Online

Transformers News: e-HOBBY Magna Convoy Comic Part 3 Now Online

Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 10:36am CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles
Posted by: william-james88

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From the moment he was revealed, there was some confusion over Sixshot's base mode. Since he is a leader under the Titans Returns line, he should connect with the other leader bases, but he only has six modes, as the name implies, so does he have a base mode? Well, for this line, his tank mode serves also as the base mode. It is where you will find the best way to connect him to the other bases and the mode which offers the most Titan Master connection points (when the wings are extended). The wings allow to position the base/tank in different configurations with the bases, and the images below show that. You will also see how you can also get the 7th mode, the flying wolf, which was seen in the Headmasters series.


Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Transformers News: Images of Titans Return Sixshot Showing Flying Wolf Mode and Connection to Other Bases

Rescue Bots Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team Found at Target

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team Found at Target
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 9:56am CST
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: william-james88

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Fellow Seibertronian Tigertrack has found the newly known Rescue Bots toys at Target in Livonia, MI. These are the Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team, which appear to be redesigns/redecos of the two characters with a specific emergency theme to them, and an added combiner play pattern for the other elements of the set, including a Griffin! These are $19.99. You can see images below of this finding and more when they were first found online.
Seibertronian Death-Ray Charles has also found these in the Massachusetts area at Target as well.

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team Found at Target

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team Found at Target

Transformers News: Rescue Bots Arctic Rescue Boulder and Bumblebee Rock Rescue Team Found at Target

iTunes Preview for Transformers Optimus Prime 3

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for Transformers Optimus Prime 3
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 9:43am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): iTunes

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Also thanks to the usual suspects,itunes has provided us with a preview of the IDW's Transformers Optimus Prime issue #3. Below is the description, followed by the preview - more to be expected in the coming weeks!

An uneasy peace between Optimus Prime and the newly arrived Junkions is threatened by Soundwave’s discovery within their massive ship…


Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Optimus Prime 3

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Optimus Prime 3

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Optimus Prime 3

iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers Lost Light 2

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers Lost Light 2
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017 9:41am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): iTunes

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Courtesy of the listing page on itunes we have been provided with a preview of IDW's Transformers Lost Light issue #2. Below is the description, followed by the preview - head back in a couple of weeks for more.

Rodimus and Co. find themselves in a dangerous place. Even more dangerous than on a planet that exploded from the inside. That’s already pretty dangerous. But where they are now? Oh boy.


Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers Lost Light 2

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers Lost Light 2

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers Lost Light 2

Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara
Date: Saturday, January 14th 2017 11:59pm CST
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my 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.


Top 5 G1 Transformers toys not designed by Takara

For those who do not know, the initial Transformers toys were actually just toys from Japanese (and Korean) toylines licensed by Hasbro with a few changes. For instance, one of the toylines whose toys became Transformers was called Diaclone and consisted of tiny figures which drove, flew and manned these transforming vehicles. That would explain why the cockpits are so detailed and have seats for small figures in the initial Transformers cars and planes and why the original Dinobots have seemingly random flaps that can pop out to seat tiny figures too.

Hasbro simply sold these toys under a new brand and took away the idea of little figures piloting the vehicles. This is just one example, and Hasbro licensed a bunch of toys from different toylines to be sold under the Transformers brand, which explains its great diversity (like a gun fighting a truck!). However, most toys were licensed from the same Japanese company, Takara, which Hasbro still partners with today to bring us Transformers toys. That explains the semi cohesiveness and similarity in design and transformation among the toys. BUT, there are a few toys from this first generation that came from other companies ... and it shows. Let's take a look at the five I find most interesting.

5. Roadbuster from Takatoku Toys

Roadbuster was first released as Takatoku Toys' "Mugen Calibur" from the Dorvack toyline (where Whirl is also from). Unlike the others on this list, his aesthetic works pretty well with the Takara figures. He is definitely more of a heavy dutytoy (bigger too) with a bunch of bad ass accessories that, while are awesome, do make him quite a pain to collect these days.

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara


4. Sky Lynx from Toybox (designed by Tomy)

This guy is quite interesting since even though he was designed by the toy giant Tomy in theme with their Zoids toyline, he was actually commissioned and owned by Toybox. The really interesting part is that as far as I know (please state otherwise in the comments), the first release of this design is actually by Hasbro through the Transformers brand. So Skylynx was first issued by Hasbro, through a license with Toybox, designed by Tomy. And yes, you can totally tell he is not Takara, as there is not much order to this stupendous toy. He is a bird, a lynx, a space shuttle with a transporter and what looks like a Sauropod. Plus, there is a motor for it to walk (like many Zoids toys). It is such an otherworldy design in the G1 line that even the Marvel comics had a hard time making sense to his transformation, choosing to just make him a straight up triple changer (having shuttle, bird, and lynx modes only).

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara


3. Omega Supreme from Toybox (designed by Tomy)

Like Skylynx, this toy was also from Toybox but designed by Tomy. However, Tomy had designed him inline with their Plarail toyline which dealth with train sets (which is still going strong today). This more than explains why Omega Supreme dissasembles himself transforms into a track system for a tank to move along it. If you ever wondered why Omega Supreme does not transform like regular Transformers do, this should explain it. Unlike Skylynx, he was released by Toybox as Super Change Robo Mechabot-1. This toy had a very different color scheme than how he looked once Hasbro licensed the toy from Toybox.

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara


2. Shockwave from Toyco.

Shockwave was first released as "4 Changeable Astro Magnum" by toy company, ToyCo. Here is the kicker, ToyCo was Korean and not Japanese making this the very first Transformers toy not designed by Japan. They licensed this toy to several American distributors and toy makers which gave way to similar non-Transformer toys using the same mold being released in 1985, including a RadioShack exclusive called "Galactic Man" (who was dark grey). Because Hasbro was not the only one to use the licensed mold, they started sticking rubsigns on their toys to show that theirs was the official Transformers toy (this was also done to distinguish their transforming toys from the Gobots). Another cool thing to note is that unlike most G1 toys, especially all the ones designed by Takara, this toy has a very nice amount of articulation for his time.

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara


1. Jetfire from Takatoku Toys

Of course this is #1. It is by far one of the best toys of the G1 era due to its detail and complexity. Also, his robot mode is not at all what one would expect from a Transfomrers toy. He looks more like a Macross figure (for obvious reasons we will further explore) and has a more prototypical Japanese look compared to the other licensed toys (the color scheme doesn't help reinforce this notion). The reason for him being the odd man out in a Transformers line up is because he was from Takatoku Toys. He was part of their Macross VF-1S Super Valkyrie series. Unlike the other toys listed above, this series, like Transformers, lives on to this day. They are now owned by Bandai, the other Japanese toy giant (who made the original Gobots back in the day, through a smaller division called Popy, to compete directly with Takara's Transforming toys) and are the most complex and expensive transforming figures on the market today. Hence why it was such a treat for Hasbro's lawyers to have found a way to keep giving us toys based on this design such as the Generations Jetfire in 2014. Finally an afforable toy based on a Macross design.

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara


Honourable mentions: The Deluxe Insecticons and Whirl.

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

Transformers News: Top 5 G1 Transformers Toys Not Designed by Takara

na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LG-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LG-EX Convobat
Date: Saturday, January 14th 2017 9:36pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): shajaki@Seibertron

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Happy Saturday Seibertron, and welcome to another Seibertron User Review! Today we're focusing on the most recent E-Hobby release: Convobat! This fella brilliantly uses Mindwipe and Infinitus (Sentinel Primes Headmaster) from the Titans Return line to give us an update to a long lost Beast Wars relic, the bat Optimus Primal. So lets have a look at him, his extras, mold mates, and more!

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

First let's have a look at him with the other bats he stole his body from: Hasbro Titans Return and Takara Legends (LG-34) Mindwipe. Technically, there's zero remolding between the Mindwipe's and Convobat as all his unique pieces are merely stolen from other figures. Namely his head is actually Infinitus (as mentioned above), Alligator Megatron Head from TR Galvatron's Headmaster Nucleon, and the swords come from Transformers Prime Wheeljack.

The robot mode isn't perfect, but it's pretty good. Good posability in the arms, and while they legs and feet are ok, they can sometimes be challenging. Big ups to the transformation though, the wings to legs is cool and more solid than I had expected.

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat
*Takara left, Hasbro right*

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

The bat mode is somewhat limited. I really wish the bat head could move, like, at all. But his mouth opens! And I know I'm not transforming the legs right, but the way I do it gives me more mobility. And the wings are segmented enough (for the transformation) to do some neat poses. I actually really like the clear blood red window on Legends Mindwipe too.

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

The two Mindwipe heads are unique, but as mentioned above the others are redeco's of TR's first Voyagers Galvatron (Nucleon) amd Sentinel Prime (Infinitus).

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Another borrowed piece from this set is ApeXarms, a redeco of Titan Master Apeface inspired by Beast Wars Optimal Optimus. Legends LG-30 Weirdwolf also comes with one of these apes, named Rarigo.

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

The set also comes with a solitary Alligator Megatron Headmaster meant to be partnered with Skullcruncher (Skullsmasher/Skull). It's kind of a cop-out, but I honestly feel it works out pretty well. You just gotta get Grax outta the way.

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat
*Hasbro left, Takara right*

These two look really great together. And while I said it can be difficult to pose, you can pull off some pretty killer poses.

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

Transformers News: na na na na na Bat-Prime! Seibertron User Review - E-Hobby LE-EX Convobat

All in all, I think this is an incredibly ingenious and original set. It would have been nice if it were a two piece with a properly deco'd Megaligator sure, but I'm still satisfied. I highly recommend it, so if you're on the fence then get off! What do you think of these figures, exclusive or non? Sign in and let us know, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Richard "Dick" Gautier passes away

Transformers News: Richard "Dick" Gautier passes away
Date: Saturday, January 14th 2017 4:33pm CST
Category: People News
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): Tess Hightower - Facebook

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It's unfortunate that we have to report on news such as this. Tess Hightower, the wife of Richard Gautier has made a simple Facebook post to announce the passing of her husband at the age of 85.

Dick quietly passed away tonight


To many of us, Dick Gautier was the voice of Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod from the G1 cartoon as well as Apeface, Firebolt, and the Quintesson scientist from "The Killing Jar".

Some of you may even remember Mr Gautier as "Hymie", the KAOS built robot that eventually changed sides and became a part of CONTROL alongside Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 in Get Smart.

He had an extensive acting career both in front of the camera and behind the microphone and camera.

The staff of Seibertron.com pass on our condolences to Mr Gautiers wife and family.

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