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Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures
Date: Sunday, September 3rd 2017 6:09am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): eBay

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Adding to our previous look at the figures that come with the Transformers Busy Book, as reported here, we have another couple of images courtesy of an eBay listing showing the whole set of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream, and Hot Rod! Please note that is are non-transforming mini figures in robot and vehicle mode, that accompany the book and the playmat - but they do seem to sport the same design that designer Emiliano Santalucia has been calling Evergreen and that we've seen in recent stories. So check them out, and let us know what you think!

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

Transformers News: Another Look at Transformers Busy Book Figures

New Transformers Cyberverse Designs Found in Radz 4-In-1 Transformers Candy

Transformers News: New Transformers Cyberverse Designs Found in Radz 4-In-1 Transformers Candy
Date: Friday, September 1st 2017 10:51pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Collectables
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Smitty.1981

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New G1 styled Transformers designs can be found everywhere now. We saw them in the busybook, on the go karts, in cruise ads and we even saw our fist glimpse at the packaging of the toys we will be getting based on these designs. Now, thanks to Smitty.1981, a user on TFW2005, we have a better look at these designs, especially Starscream. You will see him along with Optimus, Soundwave, Bumblebee and Megatron below. These designs are all assumed to be based on the upcoming Transfomrers Cyberverse show which is set to be a G1 redux. For those wondering, the Radz 4-In-1 Transformers Candy includes candy, 5 sets of stickers (which can be found below), a poster (Megatron in this case) and a Keytag.

Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse Designs Found in Radz 4-In-1 Transformers Candy

Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse Designs Found in Radz 4-In-1 Transformers Candy

Video Review for 3A Sqweeks Highly Poseable Figure from Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: Video Review for 3A Sqweeks Highly Poseable Figure from Transformers: The Last Knight
Date: Friday, September 1st 2017 9:30am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Collectables
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): World of 3A

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If anyone is curious about those highly poseable high end Three A (3A) Transformers: The Last Knight figures, we now have a video review for Sqweeks. This is our best look yet at what this toy can do and its accessories.



$16000 Worth of Transformers Unicron Lamps in One Single Image

Transformers News: $16000 Worth of Transformers Unicron Lamps in One Single Image
Date: Wednesday, August 30th 2017 10:00pm CDT
Category: Collectables
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): soldier story toys

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For those who are unaware, there is a fully licensed G1 styled Unicron lamp coming out soon. It is gorgeous but also has a price tag of $800 per lamp, and you can see images of it here. The images we have below come from Soldier Story Toys' Facebook page and feature several of these (over 20, hence the number in the title) all lined up at the factory for inspection. There are images of these both out of the box and in box. It is quite a sight and we felt like sharing it with you. This item is currently sold out at site sponsor BBTS.

Transformers News: $16000 Worth of Transformers Unicron Lamps in One Single Image

Transformers News: $16000 Worth of Transformers Unicron Lamps in One Single Image

New Image of Imaginarium Art Rodimus Prime

Transformers News: New Image of Imaginarium Art Rodimus Prime
Date: Tuesday, August 29th 2017 1:42pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Imaginarium Art

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We have yet another grey image of the next project hit up by officially licensed company Imaginarium Art, continuing with their line of Transformers statues: Rodimus Prime! Shown off holding the Matrix of Leadership, you can check it out mirrored below.

Transformers News: New Image of Imaginarium Art Rodimus Prime

Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Out in Australia

Transformers News: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Out in Australia
Date: Thursday, August 24th 2017 5:17pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Collectables, Book News
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): Ozformers Facebook Page

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Coming by way of the Ozformers Facebook page we have learned that the G1 Definitive Comics collection is now out in Australia via Newsagents. There is a bit of a note written by the Ozformers page people to be aware of.

The first issue is $8, while each later issue (every 2 weeks) is $20.
It's a great complete set if you haven't been collecting the comics, but unfortunately, if you only want certain issues, or just the first section containing the original 1980s comics, these are not being released in order - they are being released in a pre-set mixed up order, and you will have to ask your local newsagent if they are able to order in specific volumes (if you only want certain ones). If they can do it, just be careful when asking for specific volumes, as they might be numbered according to their order of release, rather than the numbers on the covers (note that "issue 1" is Volume 6).
By the way... this Definitive Collection is supposed to include for the first time ever, coloured copies of the black and white UK comic stories from the original series - that's almost 30 years for this to finally happen.


Transformers News: Transformers: The Definitive G1 Comics Collection Out in Australia

Also please note, if you wish to subscribe to the G1 Definitive Comics Collection you can do so here the caveat is that it is region specific. So if you are in Australia, you pay in Australian pricing, if you are in Italy you would pay UK pricing.

Rediscovering The Joy of Collecting

Transformers News: Rediscovering The Joy of Collecting
Date: Sunday, August 20th 2017 9:21am CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Site Articles, Collectables
Posted by: Burn

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A few months ago, I did something I hadn't done in a while.

I picked up a G1 figure. E-Bay, or Facebook, or forums, I can't remember how I did it, I can't even remember which figure it was, but it stirred something inside of me. The excitement for collecting.

"Didn't you already have that though?"

I thought I did, but without realising, while I had been collecting modern figures, I was simply going through the motions.

There was no thrill of the hunt, because it has simply become easier for me to order them online, more often than not, the Takara Tomy versions, which means waiting for HobbyLinkJapan pre-orders to go up. So with a few clicks of the mouse, the order is placed and I have to wait.

And then the figures would arrive, I'd open them up, transform them a couple of times, and then there'd go on display. The only figure I truly got excited over was Titans Return Triggerhappy, because lets face it, that figure is just awesome.

"But Burn, we've gotten a lot of fantastic figures in recent years!"

This is true, I will not argue this fact. I feel the designers of late have really innovated, and I've enjoyed the engineering aspect of new figures. New figures are great, but, they lack nostalgia. Yes, nostalgia.

"Oh no, he's going to go Geewunner on us. I'm out!"

Hear me out here. I got back into collecting Transformers 15 or so years ago, because of some problems I was having mentally. They reminded me of a time in my life when things were simpler, and I was happier, and collecting Transformers helped me get through a very rough patch in my life.

It was also a time when Beast Wars/Machines had just recently finished their runs and one of aspect of collecting back then was discovering all these new figures and characters, and thanks to ball joints, putting them back together! Many lots were discovered on E-Bay and much fun was had working out what parts belonged to who.

But that was then, this is now.

And not much has changed. When I got that G1 figure all those months ago I was reminded of that aspect of collecting that was a lot of fun. Restoring the figures, bringing them back to life.

And it's this that has helped reinvigorate my collecting. Finding older figures (preferably with all their accessories) and restoring them. That may involve simply replacing their stickers (Toyhax.com is the place for them if you're curious!) or completely disassembling them and cleaning them before putting them back together.

Or in some cases, repairs may be necessary.

Did you know that Titans Return Trypticon was in fact not the first Transformer to have a problem caused by springs? While I can't say for certain he was the first, but I did discover that G1 Pointblank had spring issues.

I picked up a G1 Pointblank in a G1 lot last year, he had a busted door, but other than that he seemed to be in good condition, and he had his little Targetmaster buddy. In July I came across a seller on Facebook who had a few figures I wanted, including a G1 Pointblank. He emphasised that Pointblank had a problem with his left leg.

Transformers News: Rediscovering The Joy of Collecting

See those knee joints? They have springs in them. There's two ratchets with teeth on them, one is molded into the outer leg, while the other moves back and forth as you transform the figure. Those springs allow that ratchet to move back and forth.

The problem is, the spring is constantly pushing the ratchet out, throw in years of age and transforming, and the screw that holds it in place eventually comes free.

But hey, that's fine, the G1 Pointblank I was getting had an unbroken door and that's all I needed to fix up mine!

Imagine my shock when I inspected mine and found the exact same problem with the leg.

To be honest, it probably didn't need to be fixed, he transformed fine, but I wanted to fix it anyway. So I set out to fix the problem, which to put simply, was the screw hole had become threaded.

Solution? Drill a larger hole and fill it.

Transformers News: Rediscovering The Joy of Collecting

My first attempt failed, but I persisted. Eventually I resorted to removing the spring completely (it's actually NOT really necessary if you intend to display him in robot mode) and using a touch of super glue to hold the screw in place.

G1 Pointblank wasn't the only figure I've worked on recently. I also picked up Sparkabot Guzzle. Great little figure and his sparking figure worked as well. I already had Sizzle, though he wasn't in great condition either, which is where I lucked out and found a seller that had Fizzle AND Sizzle as well. So I could replace my Sizzle and complete my Sparkabots collection!

When they arrived they were a little on the dirty side, so I started with Fizzle. Took him apart, cleaned him in nice warm soapy water, inside and out and reassembled him. Not only was he clean, but his sparking feature worked better than it did when he first arrived.

I then moved onto Sizzle ... and that's where I ran into problems. The heads of the two screws in his legs snapped off, which meant I had to drill them out. Or, I could simply use the legs off my other Sizzle!

Those screws snapped as well, so back to drilling them out. Eventually I got him disassembled, cleaned up and put back together. A set of stickers from Toyhax later and Fizzle, Sizzle and Fo'Shizzle Guzzle and they were ready to rejoin the collection!

Transformers News: Rediscovering The Joy of Collecting

Simple restorations really, but I took so much pleasure in taking old battered figures and giving them a new lease in life.

"You could do that with any era, clearly your Geewunner bias is showing"

It's not bias actually. When I returned to collecting, I collected what was current at the time, meaning I have all the figures I want from Beast Wars through to Titans Return.

That being said, and I say this with a disclaimer that I have only really searched locally (Australia), from my searching on E-Bay, and even what I see on Facebook and forums, there's not much out there from later lines like Armada.

And I feel that is because we are live in times where things are more disposable. It's easier to go out and buy something new rather than to fix it. Kids toys missing an arm? Just throw it, we can duck down the shops and get another one.

And to me, that's disappointing, because the generation that grew up on Beast Wars and A/E/C now have disposable incomes and will be looking to get figures they missed out on as kids.

But where are they? Where are the complete figures? The junkers?

Believe me, if I came across some of those figures I'd snap some up for customising purposes, but they just don't seem to be out there.

Of course I do have some G1 bias, it's what I grew up with, it's what helped me through a dark patch in my life, it reminds me of a simpler time, and I have to admit, I'm pretty damn proud of what I've achieved of my G1 collection and would like to get to a point where I can say "I may not have every G1 figure, but I feel my collection is complete to me".

It's that goal, plus the joy of restoring figures, that has helped me rediscover the joy of collecting, and I know I'm not the only one. Take a look at our Transformers Toy Haul thread. Others are collecting G1 figures. We have an entire thread dedicated to the clunky Pretenders!

I've seen interest from the younger generation who are discovering Marvel UK, and all the characterisations some of the lesser known toys received, or even characters that never received a figure until recently. Like the little wheel that could, Scrounge!

And I have to admit, I do enjoy talking to some of the younger collectors who are discovering G1 and suggesting figures to them and helping them find them. Who doesn't enjoy the thrill of hunting down a figure?

So for once, in what has been a long time, I feel the excitement and joy of collecting.

How about you though? Are you an old fart like me enjoying the hunt for old figures, or maybe you enjoy hunting modern figures, or maybe you're a young whipper snapper delving into the history of Transformers and looking to collect across the eras. Let us know on the forums!

"Oh thank **** he's finally finished waffling on!"

KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!

Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!
Date: Thursday, August 17th 2017 10:59am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Store News
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): Entertainment Earth

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Thanks to Seibertronian zodconvoy, we learned that Entertainment Earth has started pre-orders for the KidRobot Transformers vs. GI Joe Vinyl figures and merchandise. These are supposedly very similar to the stuff released by Loyal Subjects and relatively in the same style of it.

Figure Case
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Four Pack of Random Figures
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


7" Megatron
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Medium Cobra Commander
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Keychain Display Tray
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Keychain Four Pack
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Enamel Pin Display Box
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!


Enamel Pin Four Pack
Transformers News: KidRobot TF vs GI Joe Vinyl Figures and Merchandise!

New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU
Date: Wednesday, August 16th 2017 10:12pm CDT
Category: Collectables
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): BBTS

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Metal Earth seems to have some competition. Another company that specialists in 3D metal model kits, MU, has acquired he license for Transformers and is releasing some unique offerings. One of them is the previously revealed highly detailed bust of Transformers: The Last Knight Megatron. They are also releasing a Sqweeks and an Optimus Prime bust as well as more G1 styled model kits such as a spitting image of Masterpiece Optimus Prime and a set of G1 Chibi-like figures. These can all be found on site sponsor Bigbadtoystore for prices ranging from $20-$60.

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Transformers News: New Transformers 3D Metal Model Kits from MU

Prototype Images of Imaginarium Art G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Transformers News: Prototype Images of Imaginarium Art G1 Optimus Prime Statue
Date: Saturday, August 5th 2017 3:08am CDT
Category: Collectables
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Imaginarium Art

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Via the official Facebook page for Imaginarium Art, we have a look at some prototype close-up shots of the latest offering: Optimus Prime statue with Roller and Combat Deck. Check out the colourless shots below, and compare to the coloured version here!

Transformers News: Prototype Images of Imaginarium Art G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Transformers News: Prototype Images of Imaginarium Art G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Transformers News: Prototype Images of Imaginarium Art G1 Optimus Prime Statue

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