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Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed
Date: Thursday, January 18th 2018 10:14am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): dengeki hobby

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we now know of the next Beast Wars MP Takara has for us. It is none other than MP-34S Shadow Panther. Dengeki Hobby had the exclusive scoop with images you can see below. This is a recolour of MP-34 Cheetor and is an MP intepetation of the original toy, D-7 Shadow Panther, which you can see here, which was a redeco for the original Beast Wars Cheetor toy.

In Japan, it will be a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive with a late August release for 8,000 yen. For westerners, this simply means to expect a slightly higher price tag than the original MP and that it will be available at local online collector stores without the usual option to import directly from Japan.

It comes with a different accessory that the original MP Cheetor did no have, the mutant mask. It also comes with two versions of the long-range comm link (one for Beast Mode and one for Robot Mode) that Rhinox made in Episode 3 "The Web" (we saw prototypes of these before). Just as with the MP Optimus Primal redeco, it seems Takara is keeping the mutant masks for the redecos. Does that mean we can expect an MP Beast Wars Grimlock featuring a mutant head after the MP Dinobot toy comes out?

For now, enjoy the images below!

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece MP-34S Beast Wars Shadow Panther Revealed

Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com
Date: Thursday, January 18th 2018 7:17am CST
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): HTS

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We receive news from beyond the veil, courtesy of somber Seibertronian sender DeathReviews, that the first wave of Voyager class figures from the Hasbro Transformers Power of the Primes toyline is now available on the official Hasbro Toy Shop website.

If you have yet to find Starscream (or Swolescream, as parts of the fandom are calling him) or Grimlock who both double up as torso for combiners, with the latter becoming central in creating Volcanicus - now may very well be your chance! You can also try using the promo code JAN2018, though we do not know if the Starscreams available will include the backpack modification reported here. Let us know if you do order one!

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com


The Autobots and Decepticons use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the mighty Dinobot leader Grimlock wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed!


Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Voyager Class figures are 7-inch-scale figures that come with 2 Prime Armor accessories. Insert a Prime Master figure (each sold separately) into one of the accessories, attach it to the figure, and imagine Grimlock wields the power of a Prime.


Figure Specs:
Voyager Class Grimlock
Modes: robot, T-Rex
Converts in 8 steps
Includes 2 Prime Armor accessories, Dinobot Enigma accessory, and collector card
Works with Prime Master figures (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)


• Includes Voyager Class Grimlock figure, 2 Prime Armor accessories, Dinobot Enigma accessory, collector card, and instructions.


• Voyager Class Grimlock
• Converts from robot mode to T-Rex mode in 8 steps
• Works with Prime Master figures (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
• Includes 2 Prime Armor accessories, Dinobot Enigma accessory, and collector card
• Wield the Power of the Primes with the Dinobot leader


Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Voyagers Grimlock and Starscream on HTS.com


The Autobots and Decepticons use Prime Masters to wield the incredible powers of the legendary bots who shaped the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. How will the scheming Decepticon air commander wield this epic power? Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed!


Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Voyager Class figures are 7-inch-scale figures that come with 2 Prime Armor accessories. Insert a Prime Master figure (each sold separately) into one of the accessories, attach it to the figure, and imagine Starscream wields the power of a Prime.


Figure Specs:
Voyager Class Starscream
Modes: robot, jet
Converts in 11 steps
Includes 2 Prime Armor accessories, Seeker Enigma accessory, and collector card
Works with Prime Master figures (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.


• Includes Voyager Class Starscream figure, 2 Prime Armor accessories, Seeker Enigma accessory, collector card, and instructions.


• Voyager Class Starscream
• Converts from robot mode to jet mode in 11 steps
• Works with Prime Master figures (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)
• Includes 2 Prime Armor accessories, Seeker Enigma accessory, and collector card
• Wield the Power of the Primes with the Decepticon air commander


• Figure scale: 7 inches

IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 RI Cover Line Art Tweeted

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 RI Cover Line Art Tweeted
Date: Thursday, January 18th 2018 2:18am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Bounti76 | Credit(s): Brendan Cahill

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Another hour tonight, another post about comic art! Thanks go to Seibertronian Sunstar for again pointing us towards the Twitter account of artist Brendan Cahill, and this time, after the reveal of the Retailer Incentive cover art for issue #14 of Lost Light, and then the line art, we now have the line art for his Retailer Incentive cover of issue #15, featuring a feisty Nickel confronting Scorponok! It's always fun to see a part of the process that goes into creating Transformers comic books, even if the covers don't always necessarily reflect the story inside, as is often the case with RI (Retailer Incentive) covers. Check the tweet out at this link or by clicking the picture below, and let us know what you think!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 RI Cover Line Art Tweeted

Online Preorder for Movie Masterpiece MPM-6 Ironhide Shows Price Point and Release Window

Transformers News: Online Preorder for Movie Masterpiece MPM-6 Ironhide Shows Price Point and Release Window
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 11:16pm CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): robot kingdom

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Robot Kingdom seems to be the first site offering a preorder for Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-6 Ironhide. We do get new details from this listing including a more specific release date and a price.

The release date given is July 1st, 2018. This does fit with the Fall release given by Hasbro since Hasbro usually refers to when we would see a product on the shelves. Robot Kingdom has the toy at $109, but as the title of this article states, this clues us in more on the price point, and is not necessarily the price the toy will be on shelves in America.

This is the same price MPM Optimus Prime goes for on the same site, meaning that MPM Ironhide would probably be sold at the same $100 price Optimus Prime was at Toysrus. Unlike previous MPM releases, Ironhide has not been said to be retailer exclusive and will also be available on Hasbro Toy Shop.

Transformers News: Online Preorder for Movie Masterpiece MPM-6 Ironhide Shows Price Point and Release Window

IDW Transformers: Lost Light #14 Lineart posted!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #14 Lineart posted!
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 9:59pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Bounti76 | Credit(s): Brendan Cahill

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Right on with comic book news! Thanks to Seibertronian Sunstar pointing us towards artist Brendan Cahill's Twitter account, and a post that shows the lineart for the upcoming fourteenth issue of Lost Light! It's a shot of Grimlock in robot mode, looking very imposing while the world burns around him. Set to be released on February 7th (though with #13 coming next week, that date of the 7th may not hold), this issue promises the return of the Scavengers (and Grimlock, one would assume). Let us know what you think!

MACGUFFIN QUEST! The Scavengers have never had it so good. The war is a receding memory, their patchy service records have been forgotten, and the five of them can roam the galaxy as they please. All's well that ends well? Not quite. Because unbeknownst to Krok and Co., their next adventure... will be their last


Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #14 Lineart posted!

IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 Cover B and Retailer Incentive Covers Revealed!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 Cover B and Retailer Incentive Covers Revealed!
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 9:42pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Bounti76 | Credit(s): Previews World

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Thanks to Previews World, we are getting the first look at the alternate covers for Lost Light #15!

(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA-Cvr B) Nick Roche (CA-RI) Brendan Cahill;
SECRETS AND LIES! As the Scavengers' journey reaches its ignoble end, the architect of their downfall puts the fate of half the Cybertronian race in their hands. Only one question remains: Are the worst Decepticons prepared to become the ONLY Decepticons?


On Cover B, Nick Roche gives us a spectacular shot of the long-absent (until recently) Scorponok, who looks all too happy to be greeting Misfire and Fulcrum.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 Cover B and Retailer Incentive Covers Revealed!


And taking a look at the Retailer Incentive cover, done by Brendan Cahill, we see what seems to be one of the greatest mismatches of all time! Scorponok vs.....Nickel?!?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers: Lost Light #15 Cover B and Retailer Incentive Covers Revealed!


Coming sometime in the next several weeks (thanks, IDW!), do these covers whet your appetite for the Scavengers misadventures?

BBTS Sponsor News: Acid Rain, Game of Thrones, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Star Wars, Transformers & More!

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Acid Rain, Game of Thrones, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Star Wars, Transformers & More!
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 11:19am CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): BigBadToyStore

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Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 6:24am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: ScottyP

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Surfeit of Cool
A Review of Optimus Prime #15

Free of any explicit spoilers, but several implied ones made it in here.
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
Already very cool, but way cooler if you imagine it with the sound box.

This week in Transformers comics, quality returns with the arrival of Optimus Prime 15, "The Falling, Chapter 1: Surfeit of Primes". Much more than a mere exercise in thematic brand synergy, this latest chapter of John Barber's Optimus Prime starts an ominous new chapter for our heroes - not to mention the book's namesake character himself. Is this one you should pick up and read, and is it for only seasoned veteran readers or can newcomers easily follow along? Read on to find out more!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
Mistress of 'Dem Hips

Somewhat fitting to the book's title, there really are a surfeit of plot threads, but it still works. Most of these are also given context to help new readers along. For instance, Scoop reappears as something other than Devastator's leg for the first time in quite awhile, and at least this basic premise of who and what he is gets provided by the book's dialogue and other context. The results are decent at introducing the character for those unfamiliar while still making him somewhat relevant to the plot at hand, offering some great continuity with another recently canceled series that is very refreshing to see. The Mistress of Flame, a somewhat enigmatic figure in the IDW Transformers universe, also gets some overdue attention. Her backstory and running commentary not only helps build her character, but it also helps frame the overall issue's narrative in a creative way that I quite enjoyed.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
I haven't worked out if you're getting a toy or not, actually, but thanks?

In a book like this one with a big cast, it can be easy and often is appropriate to put a character in the background and pick up their goings on down the road. That limited space for characterization is used well with Arcee and Aileron, in a similar but still different manner from the approaches taken with the Mistress of Flame and Scoop. Without giving too much away, the reader is left wondering what kind of influence a character like Arcee might have on Aileron, who is already surrounded on all sides by strong influences. However, the opposite happens with Slide, where what feels like too much time is given to beats that have been heard many times before. While there is a definite, clear, and effective point to doing this again in this book at this time, I'm left wondering how many more issues Slide will spend as a victim character sorely in need of development. Hopefully, this is the issue where a tipping point is reached and she'll soon start saying new words.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
"Ultra Mega Chicken? No. He is Legend."

As seen in both the solicits and the preview, Onyx Prime arrives in the story in earnest at last. Sometimes the build doesn't deliver, but for this issue it truly does. Fellow staff member Va'al agreed, and points out something else worthy of note:
Va'al wrote:We've had too many charmy-scary villains in these books. Time to have a freaking terrifying one.

Onyx definitely gives an aura that business is about to pick up, with a fearsome, though a little bit inspired look to go along with it. While I wish there were a bit more of him in this issue, it's probably for the best as the story would suffer from a pacing perspective were he already wreaking mass chaos. His presence here serves a purpose, one that is foreboding but also an exciting, effective hook for the issues to come.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
Nature lies, they're robots in disguise!

Speaking of what's to come, there are some really fun teasers for this in the book. While many fans might see the above and write it off as Total Brand Awareness, they're probably also not careful longtime readers that would have seen this coming. Or is it coming at all? You can let me and your fellow Transformers fans know by replying to this story on our Energon Pub Forums!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
Thoroughly analyzing the potential of Onyx/Liege to be bigger than Kylo/Rey

The visual work is stellar throughout, with Kei Zama returning on linework supported by colorist dynamo Josh Burcham to deliver another surfeit: a surfeit of cool. The new character Magrada, seen above, is a treat to look at with the Camien aesthetic blending with a Junkion flair in a splashy, fun approach. This is a transitory character, yet great care was taken to the point where it almost feels like she's destined for a flashback spin-off at some point. If she's not, it's another credit to the artistic team that speculation like that would even occur. Her brief appearance oozes personality without a word spoken like a fascinating, magnetic rock star. Even Onyx's design takes the earlier mentioned inspiration and bends it in a way that feels fresh. Couple this with Tom B. Long deftly navigating the layouts to provide background narrative that never distracts and character names that feel right in place and you have an absolute visual feast of Transformers style. I haven't even mentioned the lighting effects that made some of this issue look like it was paper where a light was bouncing off, and while that actually holds true for many reading experiences, keep in mind our first experience as reviewers is on a digital copy.

The Zama/Burcham combo also handles the "A" cover for this issue, with Casey Coller's lines with John-Paul Bove's colors on the "B" cover seen in this news story's thumbnail. As always, you can find images of all of the covers and full credits for the issue in our Vector Sigma Database page for Optimus Prime #15, but do note it does contain a character appearance list that may be considered as spoiler-laden!

Verdict
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Optimus Prime #15
My newest toy is now two kinds of inaccurate

This issue was very good, I'm very hooked and excited to see what's next, but it's a hair too busy. In the context of the overall story being told it's very likely great, but the serial format causes some of the panels and moments to feel truncated. While a little more focus may have served it well, this is still a superb read and genuinely feels like a great jumping on point if you've been off this ride for a while. After all, Optimus has his faceplace down at the start, so the action's clearly taking off soon. I can't wait to read more, be sure to do yourself a favor and get to your local comic shop or website of choice (that isn't one where you're reading scans you didn't pay for, that makes you a thief) to pick this one up!

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Especially after the write up above and the gushing on the visuals, I feel like I have to explain the score above. Maybe I don't, regardless, please realize that I don't subscribe to scoring styles like the Net Promoter Score or IGN styled bloat and I don't write these because I want IDW to buy me things. On my personal scale for these reviews, a 4/5 is "very good", with 5/5 reserved for "all time great Transformers comic" and first issues of larger arcs almost never hit that in the monthly format, for me, given the nature of their content. I don't like scores, but maybe if we can make them more than "good" and "bad", we can be smarter about how we think about the media we consume.

tl;dr, this issue was really good and I recommend it, even if you've been trained by the internet to think a 4/5 is just 'ok' :)

Transformers: Power of the Primes Starscream Running Change

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Starscream Running Change
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 4:25am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Jason Rye

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We bring you today news of a running change in one of the Voyager figures from new line Transformers: Power of the Primes - specifically, Starscream and his 'getting everything pegged in' issue. According to Twitter user Jason Rye, the previous port meant that the wings/back did not connect fully to the body, which also affected the jet mode.

In the new version, which sports batch number 73101, the port features a cut, and the whole assembly is more slanted, improving stability and appearance in both robot and jet mode - supposedly also to be found in the next use of this mold, Elita-1, coming soon in a later wave. You can take a look at the comparison images below: first is the old run, next is the change.

Seems like Hasbro as fixed #Swolescream I found a retooled one with the batch number 73101 with a retooled post (now with slots) on the back that allows for everything to peg together correctly with out major repairs


Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Starscream Running Change

Transformers News: Transformers: Power of the Primes Starscream Running Change

HasbroToyShop 18%, 20%, 50% Discounts on Titans Return, Power of the Primes, Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: HasbroToyShop 18%, 20%, 50% Discounts on Titans Return, Power of the Primes, Robots in Disguise
Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 4:04am CST
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): HTS

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Fellow Seibertronian AutobotDad has sent us a notification on the boards and via news submission of a new set of discounts over on Hasbro Toy Shop and their official eBay page. Lasting until 21st January, you can use the code NEW2018 to receive 18% off the likes of Robots in Disguise Thermidor and Bludgeon, or first wave Power of the Primes legend class Slash, Beachcomber, and Windcharger, and other new toys from other brands.

The eBay store, on the other hand, includes 50% off Titans Return figures like Triggerhappy and Twinferno, 20% off Titans Return Hot Rod, and general discounts across Generations and Robots in Disguise figures.

AutobotDad wrote:Just a heads up Hasbrotoyshop has an 18% off new toys deal going through 1/21/18. It includes the Power of the Primes Legends class as well as RiD Thermidor and Bludgeon.

Hasbro Toyshop EBay Store includes 50% off Triggerhappy and Twinfern0 as well as Laserbeak as well as 20% off Titans Return Hotrod.

Happy Hunting :)


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