The Rise of the Beasts toyline is being distributed now, with our first proof of that coming from Turkey where a small toy shop got the first wave of 3 step Smash Changer figures. We had already gotten Smash and Change Optimus Prime through the Cyberverse line and it seems Hasbro chose to release the rest of the Smash and Change figures through the ROTB mainline rather than Cyberverse. The figure we can see in the image below is 3 step Smash Changer Optimus Primal, and the photo is from that shop in Turkey.
Nickelodeon broadcast NFL games now and are a current Hasbro partner for their Transformers brand, so we got some pretty fun cameos in yesterday's game. Both Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal made appearances, showing off their transformations. Primal's looks closest to his Beast Machines Transformation, and this is our best look at his robot mode though it is still blurry and hard to make out perfectly. The lack of colour variation does play a factor with that. We have links to the original tweets showing these cameos below, enjoy!
Kind of crazy how Gamestop has become the go to place for Transformers toys in Canada, both in terms of price (thanks to the Edge card) and timeliness of release. Case in point, Studio Series The Fallen. Gamestop is the first place to have this anticipated leader class figure and it has shown up in Ontario and Quebec so far. The image below is from a Montreal location.
Fellow Seibertronian Gotbot made a video and in that video he shares new listings he found. JT Prime 17 was able to cross reference some and give us more detailed listings along with just more listings in general. For the Movie/SS side of things we have the news that there will be a voyager assortment in the Rise of the Beasts mainline along with the Studio Series line. So not only will there be 2 different deluxes for the same characters, but there will be 2 different voyagers for the same characters too, like Rhinox. Also, while Cheetor will be a voyager price point in the SS line, he will be a deluxe release in the mainline. And while Optimus Primal will be a leader price point in the SS line, he will be released as a voyager in the ROTB mainline.
There was also a severe lack of Optimus Prime in the SS movie line. Well now we see that there will be a voyager Optimus in the ROTB mainline. Plus, there will be a multipack in the Buzzworthy line. For now, here is all the new info we have:
Tra TF7 Deluxe Butch (Cheetor)
Tra TF7 Core Voyager Assortment (Product Number: F5476) which includes:
Tra TF7 Voyager Optimus Prime
Tra TF7 Voyager Rhinox
Tra TF7 Voyager Optimus Primal
Tra BB TF7 Jungle mission escape Pack
SS 86 2pack
SS leader reissue
Tra Gen studio series dlx WFC Infantry (this refers to the WFC video game)
Here is a full list of the listings shared by Gotbot:
Ex-BB movie 7 Huricane at $22.99 CAD
Collab 2 $149.99 CAD
Collab 3 $47.99 CAD
Collab 4 $114.99 CAD
Collab 5 $59.99 CAD
Collab 6 $47.99 CAD
TF Gen Fan Exclusive 2 $76.99 CAD
Generations MPM $236.99 CAD
Selects 1 $35.99 CAD
Selects 2 $299.99 CAD
Selects 3 $35.99 CAD
Transformers BB SS Deluxe 1 $35.99 CAD
BB SS 3 $76.99 (August release) CAD
BB SS 4 $47.99 (August release) CAD
TF Gen BB SS Leader 1 $76.99 CAD
BB SS Voyager 2 $47.99 CAD
SS Comander class $134.99 CAD
M7 Animatronic changer $189.99 CAD
TF GEN BB SS TF-86 2 pack $76.99 CAD
Legacy BB SS deluxe $35.99 CAD
Legacy BB Voyager $45.99 CAD
We have a video review for Transformers Studio Series Rise of the Beasts deluxe Bumblebee. This is how Bumblebee will look like in the second half of the film when he turns his Camaro alt mode into an offroad mode when the Autobots get to Peru. It comes to us from Prime vs Prime. Let us know what you think!
This is more of a fun article than anything else, but this is a very random occurrence, so why not give it a random article? A fan in the Philippines went to a mall kiosk/shop which sells loose transformers from years past. And low and behold, they were selling a loose Studio Series Airazor from the Rise of the Beasts film. What this means is that these figures are out in the wild, probably unboxed, but plentiful enough to end up there randomly. It is odd that this figure is so prevalent in the world and yet is not up for preorder yet while (assumed wavemate) Bumblebee is.
This was found by "Avant Garde Plata" at Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall.
The director of the upcoming Transformers Rise of the Beasts film, Steven Caple Jr, has posted a new very short video on Instagram. It's of Peter Cullen saying his famous "I am Optimus Prime" line but with a an extra twist at the end which I won't spoil for you.
You can watch it without being an Instagram member at the following link:
A few people have the upcoming Transformers Rise of the Beasts toys. One of them is Brett Rothe who posted this video of voyager Battletrap on Youtube. It is not an extensive review but it does show the transformation for those curious.
We had details from test screenings of Transformers Rise of the Beasts back in August but the details were hard to corroborate. They still are, though we definitely have more info regarding the movie now than we did then. So we are giving you that info now so that all fans have access to all the info possible. Here are a few things to note first:
1. This could all be fabrications
2. Avoid if you want no SPOILERS, even though this may be misinformation
3. Below is a composite of 2 viewers who may have had different cuts shown to them
4. As with test screenings, what is shown may be heavily changed for the final film
5. The sources will not be given to protect whoever transcribed this, if whoever transcribed this wants to be credited, let us know.
-The basic plot Synopsis is that the Autobots and Terrorcons are fighting over these "Transwarp" keys. The Autobots want them to [go] home, while the Terrorcons want them to bring Unicron to Earth
-There was one decepticon at the beginning. He was a generic no name, but he turned into a bus. Prime kills him in the beginning to give you that Bot vs Con feel.
-Optimus Prime will start the movie as being distrustful/aloof of humans, but will learn to care for them and become a protector during the film.
-Bumblbee isn't in it much. He talks radio like we're used too. Nothing specific about his past adventure, but he does try to tell Prime humans ain't all bad earlier in the film.
-Mirage is the human-friend of the film, meets Noah (anthony ramos). Reminded Source of Sam and Bee, i.e. the "stolen car" chase
-There is an implied past relationship between Arcee and Wheeljack, and there are sexual jokes that are weird and random
-The Wheeljack head change is unfortunately true. He has a generic autobot face with big dorky glasses, not like Que's.
-Heroes go to Peru/Machu Picchu via a cargo plane Transformer, to look for part of a key.
-The cargo ship IS Stratosphere. Our cut had him voiced by John DiMaggio with a Scotsman voice. [It sounds like] the actor who voiced Arcee in Prime did the voice in this movie too.
-[regarding the Maximals] Airrazor and Primal do most of the talking. Airrazor is a kind and wise maximal who is used to becoming exposition for our heroes. Primal is a proud warrior who is tasked to guarding on of the keys with Cheetor and Rhinox. He kinda mentors Prime a bit about being kind and trust humans. Cheetor and Rhinox are just there. Cheetor says a few lines and even calls Primal boss bot. Rhinox says one line and they all laugh it off like "You can talk?". They have their maximize moment, but the ps2 graphics that were their character models made them like all the same unfortunately. I'm sure that will be different when it's finished
-Action is great but gets messy
-[Airrazor] is attacked by the terrorcons and hacked, turns evil.
-Scourge, the main Terrorcon of the 3, activates a beam in the sky in which more enemies come out of. Maximals and Autobots fight and defeat them.
-There are no true Predacons. Only a bunch of Scorponoks (?) But they don't do anything other than be scorpions.
-The designs [of those scorpions] were original. They were larger than your average transformer
-[Dominique Fishback's character Elena] was SO bland. He character is a museum intern who wants to work for the museum and she has the knowledge for it, but that gets left behind completely. When all is said and done, she doesn't even get a little resolution at the end. She only there to read old maximal hyroglphs.
-No military [in the film]. Just suburban kids and robots. The main humans are Noah and Elena and Noah's sick brother as the largest support character. There's other small roles obviously, but those three are the most important
There is also a report of a midcredit sting with Unicron. Interestingly, there is no mention of time travel, so what we, and other publications, suggested here might not come to pass afterall.
Ever since December 1st, we've been getting non stop Transformers Rise of the Beasts news. And when it comes to toys, we have a whole year's worth catching up to 2023 movie toys, giving us a smorgasbord of potential toy news,leaks,first looks ect. And this news has all of that. Sonic Bomber made a Facebook post showing two new Transformers Rise of the Beast deluxe toys: Wheeljack and Nightbird. These toys are assumed to be from the mainline and not studio series although we now know that both series of toys are based on preliminary designs. These are the same size, price and complexity as the Studio Series deluxes.
These are our very first looks at not just the toys but also the characters, who were not highlighted in the first trailer. There were supposed leaks regarding these character designs and these toys support them with Nightbird's head looking like her G1 self and Wheeljack having a redesign from the Bumblebee movie design to have large glasses and no large "ears" (which could have been guessed from the back view we got from the trailer).
People have asked why this Wheeljack has more of that typical "nerd" look and this might be further proof that Michael Bay has a more hands on role, similar to the one he had in the Ninja Turtles movie, a movie where we know he dictated several looks. This looks very similar to Donatello from that film, where Michael Bay does like having obvious visual cues to reinforce a personality or trait. It's easier when handling a movie with a ton of characters, like this one where we have 3 main factions (and 2 lesser ones). These are just assumptions and guesses, meant to provide possible reasons for this change.
To answer another question, here are all the toys which will get a deluxe release in the mainline independently of their release in the Studio Series line:
Tra Mv7 Core Boy Deluxe Class Ast with the EAN: 5010993983308
Deluxe Bumblebee (Codename: George)
Deluxe Mirage (Codename: Pluto)
Deluxe Wheeljack (Codename: Barcelona)
Deluxe Airazor (Codename: Titan)
Deluxe Nightbird (Codename: Outlaw)
Of those we have now seen Airazor, Wheeljack and Nightbird.
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