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New Images of Henkei's Micron Legends Hot Rod & Jolt (aka Armada Hot Shot)

Transformers News: New Images of Henkei's Micron Legends Hot Rod & Jolt (aka Armada Hot Shot)
Date: Friday, December 26th 2008 7:55am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): E-Hobby

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E-Hobby has a new listing on their website for Transformers Henkei C-24 Hot Rod (from Micron Legends) along with many new high quality images.

In the images we see you will notice that the Japanese version has many more fan friendly paint applications then the US version of Universe Hot Shot. We also get to see where the chrome is placed on the figure, s many fans speculated they would be on the engine in Vehicle Mode and on the gray bits of Jolt. But one more additional location is now revealed as we see our first images of two chromed cannons that can be mounted in the figures forearms.

FYI: The Micron Legends character, "Hot Rod", is the Japanese name for Armada "Hot Shot". "Hot Rodimus" was the Japanese name of Hot Rod in the G1 series. They are not the same character.


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February Figure King TF Scans

Transformers News: February Figure King TF Scans
Date: Friday, December 26th 2008 7:23am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Figure King

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New images of MP-08 Grimlock, Alernity Megatron, Henkei Cyclonus & Nightstick, Universe Inferno & Ratchet and Disney Label Mickey Mouse have been added to the Feb. issue of Figure King Magazine in Japan.

The MP Grimlock pics show off more size comparisons between MP Grimlock the likes of Computron and G1 Grimlock as well as some of the eye color changing gimmicks along with Grimlocks Weapons.

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The second page shows off mostly images we've seen before with the exception of a clearer imgae of Henkei Cyclonus & Nightstick along with a snippet from their up comming Manga.

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New images of Henkei Cheetor, Hound & Ravage

Transformers News: New images of Henkei Cheetor, Hound & Ravage
Date: Thursday, December 25th 2008 7:45pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Higekuma Toy Toy Blog

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Some new pictures of upcoming Transformers Henkei figures Hound and Cheetor have been posted at the Higekuma Toy Toy Blog showing in and out of package shots of the Japanese figures. Unfortunately, the only panther mode we see of Henkei Ravage is in package.

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You can view all the images of Cheetor here and Hound with Ravage here.

New Images of Silver Chrome Classics OP / Convoy Figure

Transformers News: New Images of Silver Chrome  Classics OP / Convoy Figure
Date: Thursday, December 25th 2008 10:31am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): TF@TM

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Transformers @ The Moon has posted a new image to the Lucky Draw family. The new addition is that of the silver chromed Classics Universe Optimus Prime/ Convoy figure that we reported on here.

According to TF@TM, this figure could be a prototype Lucky Draw Figure that never saw an official release, noting that the mold is in fact that of Nemesis Prime, the same mold used for the golden chromed Lucky Draw Convoy figure.

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To view the whole gallery, click here.

TakaraTomy Website Updates

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Website Updates
Date: Thursday, December 25th 2008 3:31am CST
Categories: Company News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TakaraTomy

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TakaraTomy has updated their Transformers website with several new listings and pictures.

The Henkei page features: Cheetor, Hound

The Encore page also has two new listings: Trailbreaker, Hoist





These figures will be released this month.

Encore Metroplex KO - Update

Transformers News: Encore Metroplex KO - Update
Date: Wednesday, December 24th 2008 8:59pm CST
Categories: Site Articles, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFSource.com, D Unit, Narc

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I spoke with TFSource.com spokesman, Curt, regarding the fake Encore Metroplex's that were sold. He assured me that only a small portion of their stock was affected. Curt had this to say:

Only a fraction of the orders purchased in December from us are the KO, so if yours shipped before December it is 100% authentic. We purchased from 4 different suppliers to get enough inventory for the holiday sale, and less than 10% of the stock shipped was the holiday sale. If your order shipped before December then, you have nothing to worry about.

In talking with other online retailers, it seems that the KO Metroplex came from one particular factory in China. As many of you will recall, a KO Metroplex was released this summer but in a different package. The illegal manufacturer most likely swapped the boxes this fall to disguise them as Encore figures in order to compete with the legitimate toys.



Update:

D Unit has reported that TFSource will be shipping authentic Encore Metroplex replacements to customers that received a KO. TFSource wrote:

At our cost, we also have purchased twice the amount of legitimate figures as KO’s shipped out, to fill any claims, from a legitimate supplier. So by all means please send your purchase back no questions asked, and we will send a replacement as well as refund shipping for the inconvenience. Normally we are good at identifying this product but the information regarding the counterfeit wasn’t readily available and we also received so many orders during the holiday, we really weren’t looking for it, so it is our oversight. Apologies for the unfortunate situation.

TFSource also mentioned that they will be taking action against the supplier of the counterfeit Metroplex’s.

We have filed a claim against the seller, as well as contacted Takara/Tomy with his name and address, as well as website, to report him for selling counterfeit products, as well as misrepresenting goods to customers as we have email communication stating that this was legitimate Takara/Tomy product.

To read the entire article, click here.

Toy Makers Hit with Added Costs

Transformers News: Toy Makers Hit with Added Costs
Date: Wednesday, December 24th 2008 7:09pm CST
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Associated Press

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The U.S. government recently passed stricter safety laws for toys in response to the millions of toys that were recalled last year due to lead paint. The laws are aimed at big toy manufacturers, to ensure that toys made overseas are adhere to the safety policies. Unfortunately the new laws are having a substantial negative affect on small toy makers, who can't compete with the added costs.

Under the law, all children's products must be tested for lead and other harmful substances. Toy makers are required to pay a third-party lab for the testing and to put tracking labels on all toys to show when and where they were made.

Those requirements make sense for a multinational toy manufacturer churning out thousands of plastic toys on an overseas assembly line, said Marshall. But a business that makes, for example, a few hundred handcrafted wooden baby rattles each year cannot afford to pay up to $4,000 per product for testing, a price some toy makers have been quoted, he said.


A revisement to the law is under consideration so that unfinished materials will be exempt from testing such as wood and fibers - cotton, silk, wool, hemp, flax, and linen. However, not everyone is satisfied that the proposal goes far enough to alleviate the burden on small toy makers. Because the exemptions only apply to unfinished materials, very few toy makers will have products that are entirely spared from testing, said Julia Chen, owner of The Playstore in Palo Alto, which specializes in wooden and organic playthings.

Already, some small toy manufacturers have announced that they will stop importing their toys to the U.S. or reduce their volume because they cannot afford the testing fees.

It is uncertain at this time what kind of affect these new laws will have on the small 3rd party Transformers makers, such as: Fansproject, Impossibletoys, or Justitoys. Because the toys are made from plastic, metal, and paint, they would not be exempt from the testing fees.

The product safety commission has until Jan. 5 to decide on the recommended exemptions.

To read the full article click here.

BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!!

Transformers News: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!!
Date: Wednesday, December 24th 2008 6:32pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: TheMuffin | Credit(s): Botcon.com, Narc

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The location for Botcon 2009 has been revealed! As released on Botcon.com and through members emails, the convention will be held in Pasadena, California! The event is scheduled to run May 28 through the 31st.

The following email was sent out to members of their collectors club.

This just in from the North Pole:

##Santa just announced the location of BotCon 2009##

BotCon 2009 will be in Pasadena, CA May 28th-31st!

We are working on some very special surprises as we know all of you are on the GOOD LIST!

Hotel and venue information will follow in a few short days!


Make sure to keep your eyes on our Events Section for further updates.

Gallery of Botcon Shattered Glass Starscream!

Transformers News: Gallery of Botcon Shattered Glass Starscream!
Date: Wednesday, December 24th 2008 1:06pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Seibertron

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The Toy Gallery section has made it’s update today with the 2008 Botcon exclusive Starscream figure. Click here to view a total 90 images of this figure!

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Also be sure to stop by the Convention & Club Exclusives section to see more great galleries of figures from this year’s Botcon and more.

SPOILERS: New Images of ROTF Legends Prime and Jetfire!

Transformers News: SPOILERS: New Images of ROTF Legends Prime and Jetfire!
Date: Wednesday, December 24th 2008 3:11am CST
Categories: Collectables, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): TF08.net

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TF08.net has new images of the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Legends Class Optimus Prime and Jetfire toys.
And this new images are very very spoiler heavy!




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They show off our first look at their combines form!
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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
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