_____________________________________________ 1. Now up for preorder - the mighty Warbotron!
The first 4 figures are $88.95 and the final larger figure is $118.95 together they form the largest 3rd party combiner to date! Also the first two figures are scheduled for a March release, the next 2 April and the final in May. We recommend preordering in groups of 2 to take advantage of our FREE US shipping over $150! Just keep in mind there could be delays so we encourage using our order stacking feature to manage your preorders! Preorders up here:
_____________________________________________ 3. Now up for preorder by request - 30th anniversary Voltron!
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Voltron with this awesome die-cast set featuring lights and all five lions: Red, Blue, Green, Black and Yellow! Combine all 5 action figures to form Voltron, Defender of the Universe! Figure stands 11" tall and includes its signature Voltron badge. When inserted on the base the badge becomes the key to unlock the bases lights and sounds including the legendary lion's roar! Preorder yours at TFSource here:
Now Instock - MakeToys - Battle Tanker Series - Hyper Novae! Based upon the Battle Tanker series, Hyper Novae is an impressive sight to behold! We have confirmed that the "First Run" bonus transparent yellow parts for the figures' wings are included in the figure's packaging! The team will begin processing orders containing this figure shortly, in the sequence they were received! Haven't Preordered yours yet? There are still figures available for sale! You can order this figure from TFsource here:
MP-13B Soundblaster Preorder Update! News from Japan - supposedly MP-13B Soundblaster will include a chest panel in both purple and red so you can display him cartoon accurate or toy accurate! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
Now Instock - Second Production Run of MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave! Haven't added Soundwave to your collection yet? Order him today from TFsource & receive Free US shipping & discounted International Shipping!
Preorders for MP-22 - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - With Perfect Edition Trailer are now live! Note: Pricing is not finalized and is estimated, if pricing is reduced at a later date all preorders will reflect the updated pricing so there is no risk in preordering! Additionally all information is tentative, once final product photos and pricing is available we will update the listing to reflect this. Preorder yours today!
_____________________________________________ 6. 3rd Party Customs Update!
Dr. Wu - Warhead - for MP-17 & MP-18 Preorder Up! It's an MP-17 & MP-18 Missile Launcher Upgrade Type of Day! Each set actually includes both missile launchers, as well as 3 sets of chrome missiles! So yes, you get everything you need for either prowl or bluestreak with either set.
Now up for preorder - G-07 Punishment - Upgrade for MP-17 Prowl & MP-18 Bluestreak! This set includes 4 different set of launchers with missiles as well as two sets of antennas! Check out all the pictures for all the details. Upgrade your MP-17 & MP-18 today!Order yours here:
Before & After - MP-17 Omega Launchers Now up for preorder! We've just posted a preorder to the 3rd set of add-on launchers for MP-17, but what makes these unique is they actually fire! Also included is a great looking sticker sheet! If you've seen the video of these, they definitely fire with force, TFsource is not responsible for eye loss or other physical injury due to firing of missile launcher. Use at your own risk! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
Now instock - Zenith Forge Cretaceous Advancement! This arrived late on Friday in our warehouse but we quickly took some pictures. Check out the size comparison pics, looks like one grimlock has some feelings of inadequacy around the other! Order yours at TFsource here:
Renderform RF-012 Hub Warrior Now Up for Preorder! TFsource is happy to announce that we are able to offer the Renderform RF-012 Hub Warrior conversion kit for Generations Bumblebee! We have been impressed with the previously available items produced by Renderform! Additionally, we've been informed that customers will have a chance of receiving a Lucky Draw version of the Hub Warrior's weapons; as shown in the gallery images! You can Preorder yours here:
ArtTek Rex Blaster & Retro Rex Head Replacement Now Instock! We now have the ArtTek Fall of Cybertron Grimlock upgrade kits instock & ready to ship! These upgrade kits are for either the Takara or Hasbro releases of the Grimlock figure! Additionally, we have a translucent orange version of the Rex Blaster, which is *only* available at TFsource! You can find it, as well as the other great ArtTek pieces here - Search for ArtTek.
Now Instock & ready to ship: ToyWorld's H-02 Brainwave! The packaging for Brainwave looks great and goes well with their previous release, H-01 Hardbone; who is still available as well. You can order this & ToyWorld's other previous releases here:
iGear Con Air Raptor Squadron - Now Available Separately! The first 3 figures in iGear's Con Air Raptor Squadron, IG-C01 Star-Burst, IG-C02 Sky-Wind, & IG-CO3 Thunder-Wrath; are now available individually! Not a fan of the entire Squadron? Only a fan of black jets? Now you can buy the one you like! Not to worry though, the set of 3 is still available if you want to get them all in one shot!
_____________________________________________ 7. Now up for preorder - Ultimetal Optimus Prime!
This hardcore figure stands 17" tall and includes lights, sounds and is primarily made of metal! This piece is for serious collectors, and is supposed to include a remote for controlling the lights, as well as his voice, and his face plate even moves when he talks! Removable armor reveals the inner workings of Optimus, and his signature Energy Axe, Rifle and Matrix of leadership are included! Non-refundable down payment required for purchase. Due out in 2014 - final product is subject to change. Preorder yours at TFsource here:
The long wait is over - MMC's Bovis is now instock! We'll post packaging photos shortly, we are receiving the goods in the warehouse and will start processing orders to ship out! Order yours at TFsource here:
_____________________________________________ 9. Kabaya Scramble Full Sets Now Available!
For those interested in the latest Kabaya Scramble Sets - we've made up full sets of all figures. No opening random boxes or getting 2 onslaughts and no silverbolts! Includes: Onslaught, Motormaster, Silverbolt and all 12 color variations of the combiner figures! You do still have to assemble these guys but that's half the fun, then you can form a true scramble city and mix and match the limbs! Order here:
Now up for preorder: Unique Toys G02 - Sharky - Set of 3! This great set of 3 Sharky figures by Unique toys features 3 sharky figures, each with a different head sculpt on the robot mode. Form your sharky army today! Each figure stands approximately 11CM, 4.5" tall in robot mode. Set for a late November, early December release date. Preorder yours at TFsource here:
_____________________________________________ 11. Now up for preorder - BTS-06 Nova Lord and PE-DX-03 - Motobot - Warden!
Approximately 16" tall – the BIGGEST 3rd party transforming Robot in the world ! Multiple points of articulation allow for dynamic poses! LED Light-Up functions in eyes and cannons Transforms into Assault Base, Aircraft Carrier, Supersonic Fighter Jet, Tank, and Massive Robot! Double Powermasters activate an array of hidden functions! Arsenal of weapons include missile pods, rocket launchers, blaster, multiple cannons, gigantic swords, and shield! Preorder yours at TFsource for $249.95 and free shipping here:
_____________________________________________ 12. Preorder now up - Fansproject - Causality CA-13 Diesel & M3 Crossfire Set!
Preorder now up - Fansproject - Causality CA-13 Diesel & M3 Crossfire Set! Best of all with Early Bird Pricing save $30 with preorder pricing of $119.95 - Sept 16 - 26th so preorder yours today! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
Fansproject - FunctionX - Quadruple-U Now Instock! Preorders being processed and shipping out! We also have a limited amount of the Function-X Code figure remaining, together they qualify for TFSource's FREE US Shipping on orders over $150! Order yours here:
_____________________________________________ 13. Transformers Generations New Instock and Preorder Items!
Now up for preorder - Black Kenzan - Japanese Exclusive! Instock soon - this is a limited edition store exclusive in Japan. Featuring a black and white recolored version of Kenzan the police car and featuring gold detailing and red tinted windows! Preorder at TFSource here:
Also up for preorder - Gekisomaru - Black Version - Japanese Exclusive! Features signature black with teal highlights, and much more intimidating than his regular blue colors! A Japanese store exclusive - we will only be bringing in very limited stock so if interested be sure to preorder! Preorder yours at TFSource here:
Also up for preorder - Transformers Go G26 - Optimus Prime EX Triple Changer! Transforms from robot to beast to train and back and can combine with G05 and G01 (sold separately). Due out in late December! Preorder yours at TFsource here:
Now Instock: TG23 Metroplex! An impressive looking beast of a figure! The Japanese version of this figure includes chromed parts & 2 of the large red rifles! We are will begin processing preorders containing this figure shortly! Still haven't pulled the trigger on this figure? Order yours today & receive Free US or Reduced International Shipping!
Now up for preorder: PS-02 Nemesis Primars! Limited to just 2000 pieces, the wings detach along with the weaponry and can connect to your henkei nemesis prime (figure sold separately). Preorder yours at TFsource here:
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Thanks to Seibertron.com users sabrblade and Rodimus Prime, we found this article on Entertainment Tonight, in which reporter Rocsi Diaz chats to members of the cast as the shooting takes place on the Detroit set. They also take a closer look at some of the cars featuring in the movie, revealing the identity of the Pagani Huayra (image below) as Stinger. Check out the full video here, and leave your thoughts below!
While fans eagerly await the return of Transformers to the big screen with Age of Extinction, ET takes you to the set of the series' action-packed fourth installment.
Director Michael Bay and his revamped cast took to the streets of Detroit, dressed up to look like Hong Kong, to film a portion of the film, which is where ET's Rocsi Diaz got a special behind-the-scenes look at the explosive action film.
The new cast for the fourth installment of the live-action series, based on the Transformers toy line, includes some familiar Hollywood faces, including Mark Wahlberg as the protagonist (Cade) and Kelsey Grammer (Harold) as the main villain.
As you can see in the featured video, Bay wasn't stingy on the explosives in the Age of Extinction, as cars are being sent airborne like feathers on set.
"It's a lot of explosions all day long, a lot of loud noises, a lot of running," Jack Reynor (Shane) said of a typical day on set.
Watch the video to satiate your Transformers appetite, and check out Transformers: Age of Extinction when it bursts into theaters June 27, 2014.
Courtesy of Hasbro, we have additional information about the release and pricing of the 'Megatron Rises' exclusive set of Nike shoes and action figure: apparently, some of the items will be available separately, as well as part of the box set, but not the redecoed Megatron toy. Check out the details below, and make sure to check out yesterday's news story for the full gallery!
-- The "Megatron Rises" Box set carries a retail price of $550. (NOTE: The box set is the two pair of sneakers, a pair of cleats, and the special edition Transformers Megatron action figure.)
-- All "Megatron Rises" items will be available as of November 26 with the "Megatron Rises" Box set available a few days earlier in limited quantities only at 21 Mercer in New York City.
-- Outside of the "Megatron Rises" Box set, the special edition Megatron Transformers figure will be sold as a promotional item with the CJ Trainer Max Megatron (Calvin's signature shoe) ONLY. It is only available with purchase of that particular model.
BATMAN UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 04 - CASE, SINGLES
The new Case of Batman Unlimited figures includes two each of Batman and Deathstroke (each from Arkham Origins) and one each of "Beware the Batman" Batman and Vampire Batman. This case is listed at $99.99, with singles of Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke at $23.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ERIES%2004
BIOSHOCK INFINITE SKYHOOK PROP REPLICA
This life-size replica from the popular video game measures over 22" long and has motorized action that spins the gears and hooks when the trigger is squeezed. We have this collectible listed at $69.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
NEW FUNKO POP GAME OF THRONES FIGURES
The newly-announced wave of figures from A Game of Thrones includes Brienne, Ghost, Hodor, Joffrey, Jon Snow Version 2, Rhaegel, Tywin, Ygritte and Drogon, and each is listed at $9.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... Pop%20Game
FUNKO WALKING DEAD - POP FIGURES, MYSTERY MINIES SERIES 02
Funko has a number of new Walking Dead items on the way. We are waiting on the assortment of the Mystery Minies Series 02, but you can get a jump on the pre-order now; they are listed at $134.99 for the Case of 24 blind-boxed figures, or $6.49 for a random single. We also have a new wave of Pop figures listed, which includes Carl, Hunter Daryl, Maggie and Penny, and they are each priced at $9.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... ing%20Dead
NEW IRON MAN DRAGON MODEL KITS
A variety of new 1/9 Scale and 3" Iron Man kits from Dragon are lited for pre-order. They include the Mark VII, Mark XXXII, Mark XXXVIII and more - check out the list for more information. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... gon%20iron
NEW DOCTOR WHO DOCTOR AND DALEK TWO-PACKS - SERIES 02 SET OF 3
The Series 02 Set includes Doctor and Dalek Two-Packs for the Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Doctors, along with Daleks from specific episodes from their runs. This Set is listed at $89.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
NEW DOCTOR WHO DOCTOR AND DALEK TWO-PACKS - SERIES 03 SET OF 5
The Series 03 Set includes Doctor and Dalek Two-Packs for the First, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Eleventh Doctors, along with Daleks from specific episodes from their runs. This Set is listed at $149.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
MLB SPORTSPICKS SERIES 32 - CASE, SINGLES
The new MLB Case Assortment will include two of Yasiel Puig and one each of Miguel Cabrera, Aroldis Chapman, Yadier Molina, Ricky Henderson and a Chase or Collector Level figure; the Case is listed at $9.99. We also have singles listed of each regular figure, and they are priced at $12.99 each. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9826
MLB SPORTSPICKS RED SOX CHAMPIONSHIP TWO-PACK
This championship two-pack includes David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia. Each two-pack will include a scaled Commissioner's trophy and each figure will include the official World Series patches. This set is listed at $24.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THIRD PARTY MISSILE LAUNCHERS - BEFORE AND AFTER
New Vendor Before and After has mad this set of 'launchers' to fit over the already-existing shoulder cannons on Masterpiece Prowl. The set includes two 'launchers' and a sticker (sheet?) and is listed at $14.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THIRD PARTY MISSILE LAUNCHERS - DR. WU WARHEAD DW-P19B, DW-P19P
The P-19P Warhead is made for Masterpiece Prowl and includes a black 'launcher' and three missiles, while the P-19B Warhead for Masterpiece Streak includes a red 'launcher' and three missiles. Each is listed at $14.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20Warhead
1/6 SCALE LED SHATTERED BASE
This item is perfect for the poster pose of a certain armored character, coming down and smashing the ground with his fist; it can also work for a variety of other 1/6 scale figures. The base is detailed with ground cracks and crevices, with the center section lit by orange LED. This piece is priced at $119.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
1/100 SCALE MASTER GRADE SAZABI VERSION KA
This version of Char Aznable's suit includes sliding armor panels to reveal inner workings, a newly-designed beam tomahawk, pop-open leg thruster hatches, an additional beam rifle and more. It is listed at $117.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS TWO-PACKS - SET OF 3
Along with the Hawkgirl pack, we have some other two-packs on the way. This Set includes Batman Vs. Clayface, Cyborg Superman Vs. Mongul and Lex Luthor Vs. Supergirl, and it is listed at $139.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
CYBERTRON CON 2013 MASTERPIECE GRIMLOCK EXCLUSIVE
This figure is now available singly, instead of bundled with Jetfire. He comes with his, sword, gun and crown, as well as the new packaging and card, and is listed at $299.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 VOYAGER SERIES 04 REVISION 06 CASE
This assortment includes all three of the released Generations Triple Changers (Springer, Sandstorm and Blitzwing) along with Grimlock, and is a great catch-up assortment. It is listed at $89.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
ZF-001: CRETACEOUS ADVANCEMENT
This upgrade set includes a new head sculpt, new longer clear orange sword and new bigger clear orange shield, along with chest filler material, all for a certain transforming dinosaur robot. It is listed at $29.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
ALIENS 7" FIGURE TWO-PACK - HICKS VS. WARRIOR
This set includes two figures unique to it - Hicks with new combat headsculpt and weapons, and Alien Warrior with "shotgunned" head. This two-pack is listed at $34.99, $7 off the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
SDCC 2013 EXCLUSIVE HALL OF ARMOR IRON MAN MINIMATE SET OF 10
Iron Man fans will love this set, which includes Minimates of Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and eight Iron Man armors - Mark I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and XLII. This Set of 10 is listed at $29.99, saving you $25 off of the original price. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
BATMAN RETRO 8" FIGURE SERIES 01 - SET, SINGLES
The first wave of Figures Toy Company's new Batman line includes Riddler, batman, Robin and Joker, and they are in stock now, priced at $104.99 for the Set of 4 or $26.99 each for singles. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... eries%2001
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE FIGURES
NECA has released a wave of figures from this upcoming film. The Case assortment includes seven Katniss, four Peeta and three Finnick and is listed at $199.99, $65 off the MSRP. We also have them listed as a Set of three (one of each figure) for $49.99 ($7 off the MSRP), and singles are available of Katniss at $16.99 and Peeta at $17.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20Figures
THE WALKING DEAD - MICHONNE'S KATANA REPLICA WITH SIGNATURE (LE 5000)
This blade is made from 1045 high carbon steel and has genuine ray skin and leather on the handle wrap. It comes with a display stand and is listed at $249.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
ORANGE LANTERN POWER BATTERY & RING 1:1 SCALE PROP REPLICA (2013)
Larfleeze's Orange Lantern of Avarice can now be yours (and no one elses)! This life-size lantern lights up and includes an orange ring; we have it listed at $169.99, saving you $30 off of the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE JOKER STATUE (GREG CAPULLO)
This statue shows the incredible new design of the Joker, complete with reattached face/mask and workman's garb. He wields a hammer complete with blood spatter, and is listed at $69.99, $10 off the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY BATMAN STATUE
This 10" Batman statue is done in grey and black, with his fists, gauntlets and batarang highlighted by the bright red 'blood' that covers them. This statue from the hit video game is listed at $99.99, saving you $25 off of the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM DRAGONBORN 16" STATUE (LE 1000)
This powerful warrior believes himself to have a great connection with the giant creatures for which he is named. He wields a sword and wears armor comprised of leather and fur; he is listed at $299.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
DOCTOR WHO ELEVEN DOCTORS TARDIS BOX SET RESTOCK
We have this fantastic set back in stock. It includes 5" figures of all 11 current versions of the Doctor, all packed in a TARDIS box. It is listed at $109.99, $30 off the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
NBA SPORTSPICKS SERIES 23 - CASE, SINGLES
This assortment has just arrived, and we have the Case of 12 with a Collector or Chase figure listed at $144.99. Singles from this wave include Carmelo Anthony, Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah and more, and we have them listed at $12.99 for regular versions, and $24.99 - $69.99 for the Chase and Collector versions that are available. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9503
NikeInc.com have uploade a press release to describe the recently shown Nike Air Megatron Trainer, and the Calvin Johnson Jr Megatron action figure by Hasbro, based on the Generations IDW Deluxe Megatron toy. Check out what they have to say below, including an extensive promotional gallery of the two items!
Nike Football champions the TRANSFORMERS “More Than Meets the Eye” qualities of Calvin Johnson, Jr. by teaming up with Hasbro on the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. As a special addition, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max is sold with a first ever Hasbro TRANSFORMERS action figure designed for an athlete in conjunction with a shoe release.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. has redefined the wide-receiver position and become an un-guardable force with a powerful nickname - MEGATRON. Like the fictional TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICON leader, Johnson taps into his superhuman-like skills to push the limits of his position, and the game, in a relentless quest for dominance.
Designed to amplify Johnson’s powerhouse athletic ability when training in the gym and on the turf, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max features adaptive traction, lockdown support, and Max Air cushioning. In true MEGATRON form, all core attributes of the shoe are energized in a design that marries Johnson’s on-field persona with his human side.
The Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer’s purple upper gives the shoe a robotic, armored look, while the red accents refer back to the secondary color of the action figure. Under the forefoot strap, Johnson’s favorite MEGATRON quote, “Show no mercy,” appears. It’s a reminder of the athletic mindset needed to succeed at the highest level, and the perseverance required to rise to the top. The metallic silver heel of the trainer carries a classic TRANSFORMERS grid pattern as well as a bold, iconic DECEPTICON logo at center.
Produced in collaboration with Hasbro, the 5-inch purple and red TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON action figure inspired by Calvin Johnson mirrors the cues of his signature Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. The distinctive red cruciform pattern found on the toebox and upper of the trainer are utilized on the arms and feet of the figure. Johnson’s signature appears alongside the iconic DECEPTICON shield on MEGATRON’S chest. In robot mode, the MEGATRON figure is designed to be broad yet agile, and the iconic “wing” jet conversion is meant to mirror Johnson’s speed and power.
Complementing the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II draws more muted inspiration from the TRANSFORMERS character. A tonal, reflective circuitry board pattern is featured on the medial and lateral quarter panels, and like the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the DECEPTICON logo appears welded at the heel. Premium Nubuck is used at the overlays, and a glow-in-the-dark outrigger punctuates the sole tooling. The final TRANSFORMERS inspired flourish is a removable strap across the upper.
In further celebration of Johnson’s athletic achievements, the limited edition Megatron Rises 3-Pack incorporates the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II, and a special edition Nike CJ81 Megatron Elite TD Cleat. Inspired by the ALLSPARK from TRANSFORMERS lore, the box of the Megatron Rises 3-Pack is a unique, converting cube-shaped design. Decorated entirely with original artwork, the lines of the box mimic robotic surfaces and are augmented by triangles, hash marks, x’s, and o’s in reference to the football field and offensive passing plays. The effect is, like Calvin Johnson, “More Than Meets The Eye” - a package that opens to reveal all three shoes and the Hasbro action figure.
Exclusive to the Megatron Rises 3-Pack, The Nike CJ81 Megatron Elite TD shares the same MEGATRON-inspired design as the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and celebrates Johnson’s true dominance of the receiver position. The cleat combines natural motion with superior lockdown to allow Johnson’s full athletic ability to flourish.
In honor of Johnson’s number, 81 Megatron Rises Packs will release exclusively at 21 Mercer in NYC, select Nike Yardline doors, and Nike.com. The CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II will be available at select Nike retail locations and online at nike.com.
It's time! The Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Masterpiece Fan Poll has closed and the results are in, ready to be revealed to all Transformers fans. The full ceremony can be viewed through the video below, from the official TakaraTomy YouTube channel. For everyone else, here are the exciting results ...
...and here are the results in order from the least votes to the most votes:
11th Fortress Maximus
10th Grand Convoy
9th Raio (Leo) Convoy
8th Big Convoy
7th Galaxy Convoy
6th Beast Wars Convoy (Optimus Primal)
5. Super Fire Convoy
4. Transformers Zone Dai Atlas
3. Super Ginrai
2. Micron Densetsu Convoy
And the winner is..
1. Star Saber!
Also shown were a couple of Star Saber's character models from the Victory series. It is highly possible that this is the look that Takara Tomy wants to achieve with this Masterpiece figure. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for further details as they become available.
THE DEAD UNIVERSE! ORION PAX—the ’bot who was once OPTIMUS PRIME—joins RODIMUS and the crew of the Lost Light in a desperate bid to outmaneuver SHOCKWAVE—by returning to the legendary Dead Universe! Meanwhile, BUMBLEBEE faces down the biggest—literally biggest—threat he’s ever seen on CYBERTRON!
After the setting up and minor reveals in DC#1, it's time to get things going. But first - We get another brief 'Previously' page, which while nice (and bit melodramatic), did not feel as necessary this time round. We'll see if it becomes customary, and if it overstays its welcome in the next issues. The Roll Call page was nice, on the other hand, even if just to convey a sense of the cast, and its major players.
Drama! Excitement! Exclamation marks!
While Bumblebee/Goldbugfire and the Auto/Dinobots stand around on Cybertron not doing much, Orion Pax and his crew now aboard the Lost Light concoct their plan to approach the Dead Universe, to which we've been introduced for so long now it feels like that relative you always dread at family reunions - though Brainstorm seems fascinated by it.
Unsurprisingly, to be fair
It seems as though the dialogue has picked up again, and it may or may not be more of Roberts' words than Barber's this time round. But it does feel welcome. The two writers manage to approach the characters of Orion and Starscream in a good, more nuanced way, giving us a better look at what might be happening below the surface.
..that also works
It is gaining some momentum, and we're developing a much better sense of what is at stake and what may happen, with the focus shifting to other characters than the ones we're all execting (though I worry about falling back onto the same ones eventually) - but I feel it'll work a lot better in TPB format than as a single issue.
Now, the artwork. I'm having some trouble making my mind up about this. I welcome the introduction of new names into the franchise, and it's good to see variation between different styles. But having three artists (Raiz, Rojo and Ramondelli) with very different styles in the same story does not convince me as much. They all do an impressive job, though Rojo's faces can seem a little off in proportion, but I feel as though Raiz and Rojo could've been swapped, with the latter on the Lost Light and the former, darker style, on Cybertron.
Though that is a gloriously dark Starscream
The colours, however, are Perez' usual goodness. They play really well with the sources of light and shadows in the panels, and the two different art-styles, without jarring with Raiz' darker or Rojo's lighter lines. Ramondelli, as usual, colours his own art, and does an equally good job in terms of tone and mood setting. The new letterer, Gilberto Lazcano, is intriguingly light-touched, and I would like to see more from him in the future.
Red meets orange, in dim light
The three styles work by themselves, with some shining moments for each, but I have a hard time deciding whether I like their juxtaposition or not. I have nothing to complain about the colours, and even though I chose not to show any Ramondelli images in the review, his work is good and definitely well suited to the tone of that part of the story. The cover by EJ Su is also excellent!
Thoughts Spoilerish ahead
The story seems to be gaining its ground, and seeding some future plot elements nicely. It still reads as a bit jumbled though, even if just because of the sheer scale of the cast and settings for the action to take place. I'm fully confident, though, that by next month, once this and RID have had a chance to settle, we'll be back to the usual, expected greatness.
There's a prophecy with PUNS!
The confusion is not entirely helped out by having so many artists work on different parts; even if it does make clear where we are, the styles don't always work with the tone. The colours, on the other hand, always suit the style. I am curious to see what will happen as this goes on, and if it is to be the new standard to differentiate settings.
We get our first look at the Transformers Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron via a tweeted magazine scan. This look at the upcoming toys comes to us from @nakigao_san on Twitter. As previously reported, Optimus is a repaint of the Classics/Henkei mold exclusive to TakaraTomyMall and Megatron is a repaint of the Generations GDO Megatron exclusive to eHobby. As a bonus, we also get to see the Transformers Go! G25 Black Leo Prime. The image is mirrored below for your convenience.
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