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Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage
Date: Sunday, March 26th 2017 11:13pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

As many of you know by now, a small group of us were treated to an amazing experience courtesy of Paramount, Michael Bay, Bay Films and IMAX. It was an amazing experience to literally sit right next to Michael Bay in his studio while he was going through his computer files to find clips from Transformers: The Last Knight that he wanted to show us. The experience seemed way too familiar, much like one of us going over to one of our friends houses to show each other Transformers from our collections or showing something other coveted prized possession.

(Side note: I did my best to keep my eye on the file names on his monitor for some massive spoiler, but unfortunately didn't see anything more revealing than the footage we were shown or that has been seen in trailers ... I tried though!)

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Michael Bay casually revealed to us in his office that Steven Spielberg, the legend himself, was involved on some level with the story aspect of The Last Knight, which I don't think has happened since the first movie. We weren't told much about his involvement, which Bay brought up matter-of-factly, but I got the impression that Spielberg was involved at least during the process with the writers room on some level. For how long? I don't know, but it was nice to know that he was once again involved with the storyline aspect of the Transformers film franchise.

The footage we were shown opens in the middle of an epic battle during Medieval Times, waged by two opposing forces. Bayhem literally begins from the moment the movie starts. If it's going to be a film directed by Michael Bay, we might as well embrace the Bayhem and enjoy the ride. Earlier in the day, while we were at Bay Films, Michael Bay showed us some behind the scenes footage of this opening sequence that was really cool to see. There's a pivotal human character, none other than Merlin, who was rather entertaining and fun to watch. The dragon Transformer that was seen in previous trailers is simply massive and the scene where he is flying near the cliff has been completed more (such as a moment where his wing splashes into the water). The dragon Transformer is the secret weapon, or one of the weapons, used to turn the tide for the "good" guys during the initial battle. After the battle, we are shown the Knights of the Roundtable accompanied by the Cybertronian Knights.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

The entire Medieval Times battle sequence is some of what Michael Bay does best ... massive epic battles, beautiful scenery, all-out action, and humor. Wait until you see some of these shots on IMAX screens. It was a spectacular setup for what looks to be an extremely exciting movie. If anything, The Last Knight appears to be the ultimate culmination of Michael Bay working on the Transformers franchise for at least 12 years.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

One of the things I'm most excited about that Bay stressed multiple times, is that this is a real 3D movie. The Last Knight was shot with specialized 3D cameras. He stressed adamantly that the best way to see The Last Knight will be in 3D on an IMAX screen. This is the real deal, unlike other Hollywood films where the 3D experience is done in post production. The film has been made with the IMAX 3D viewing experience in mind. He sold me on the idea while we were at Bay Films, especially after seeing this sneak peek at IMAX Headquarters. The scenes we were shown looked beautiful in a very dramatic and eye-catching way that fans should come to expect from Michael Bay.

A group of 4 boys who are at the destroyed Football Stadium, transitions to Canopy protecting Izabella (Isabela Moner) and her friends, Canopy is all that Izabella has left after her family was lost during the Chicago battle, Bumblebee and Cade saves the day. Canopy is a tertiary character who seemed to literally transform into a junk covered "canopy", or shelter, to provide protection to Izabella and the boys from the Movie Trailer exploring the destroyed football stadium. Transformers seem to be a regular thing on Earth now.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

We also got to see a few extended scenes between Cade and Grimlock at the Junkyard, which I presume is owned by or worked at by Cade. If you were hoping to see Grimlock be the Autobot Leader type we all know him to rightfully be, it doesn't seem that we will be seeing him in that capacity here, at least not in the scenes that I saw. A new human friend or co-worker of Cade is introduced to us, who I think is played by Jerrod Carmichael, though I didn't get his character's name. I rather liked his character, he seemed to provide a way for the audience to connect more with what has been thrust upon these characters. A very tense and action packed chase scene unfolds with Cade, Izabella, and Jerrod Carmichael's character being chased by flying drones that look kind of like miniature Tie Fighters. I don't know or can't remember if these are TRF drones, but I'm assuming they are. At some point they encounter Cogman in an elevator, while trying to escape the drones. A drone attacks Cade, smashing him out of the glass window in the elevator, which leads to some pretty tense moments as our hero attempts to survive his fall. Eventually on the ground, Cogman introduces himself, Crosshairs and Bumblebee enter the scene, Cogman shows that he's pretty badass despite being shorter than an average human.

When Bumblebee and Cade Yeager approach the castle (house?) of Sir Edmond Burton (Anthony Hopkins), they are "accidentally" attacked by an old, senile tank Transformer from WWI era. After brief introductions and an apology from Sir Edmond Burton, Burton says something along the lines of "You want to know why the Transformers keep coming to Earth, don't you?" Implying that he seems to know why. Shortly thereafter, a much reluctant Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) is brought to Burton's castle via Hot Rod.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Here's a teaser for you guys that I'm sure longtime Transformers fans will appreciate, despite the different twist: so apparently Cogman is a Headmaster. Anthony Hopkins even called him so in the footage we saw. Michael Bay told us at Bay Studios that he was a Headmaster, and when asked to clarify, Bay said that Cogman rips off other Transformers heads and then becomes their head. I'm not sure if this was something I am supposed to talk about or not, but I think it's something that Transformers fans will really appreciate, especially with the current popularity of Titans Return. So, a slightly different twist on the concept, but a Headmaster nonetheless apparently. We didn't see footage of Cogman actually doing this, however. Voice actor for Cogman is the butler guy from Dowton Abbey.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Megatron and the Decepticons were missing from the footage we saw, minus their appearances in some carryover scenes from previous TLK trailers that were shown at the end of this footage montage. I suggested to Michael Bay that the footage be altered to include Megatron, so hopefully the final version of this CinemaCon footage will include some of Megatron and/or the Decepticons. However, if it doesn't, I'm assuming that is intentional because of the current marketing spin shown in this lithograph poster we received that includes the saying "Every Legend Has Its Secret", and shows the symbol from the sword melting into the Decepticon symbol. As with previous Transformers films, I'm assuming "The Last Knight" will have an alternate meaning than what most of us suspect or it will have a double meaning alluding to multiple plot scenarios.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

We got to see more scenes of the Ospreys, underwater scenes, shots of the "horns" (which is what they were referred to in concept art we were shown by Bay), and more. I don't know what everything is leading toward. I can't get over that I saw 20 minutes of various clips and yet, thanks to some clever editing, the plot wasn't revealed. I don't know what the horns are, I don't know what's going on with the moon, I don't know what's dragging through Earth's atmosphere and, most importantly, I still don't know what the heck is going on with Optimus Prime or what the "Last Knight" refers to specifically.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's spoilers and thoughts about Transformers: The Last Knight CinemaCon footage

As I said earlier, the movie seems very "big", very epic. The stakes seem much higher in this film. It's all building to something really big, which will serve as a launchpad for the Transformers Movie universe going forward. We've only got less than 3 months to go before Transformers The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23rd so all shall be revealed very soon!

IDW Publishing June 2017 Comics Solicitations: Transformers & Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: IDW Publishing June 2017 Comics Solicitations: Transformers & Hasbro Universe
Date: Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 10:26am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Previews World

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Previews World has updated us with the latest IDW solicitations, this time for June of 2017! Among the comics set to be released this month are Transformers: Salvation, the final part of the Dinobot trilogy started with Punishment and continued with Redemption, and featuring Trypticon! Also featured is a Jazz-centered IDW Optimus Prime issue, the end of the Functionist war, and Elita-1 versus Starscream! Check out the previews below!

TRANSFORMERS SALVATION

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
Exiled from civilization, the Dinobots are the last line of defense against the ultimate Cybertronian dinosaur-Trypticon! But how much are the Dinobots willing to sacrifice for a world that hates them?
• Dinobots versus the biggest dino of them all-Trypticon!
• John Barber and Livio Ramondelli finish their Dinobot trilogy that started in Transformers: Punishment and Transformers: Redemption!
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017
SRP: $7.99


TRANSFORMERS SALVATION SUBSCRIPTION VAR

(W) John Barber (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Jeffrey Veregge


TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7

(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
AFTERMATH! The war with the Functionalists is over-and Rodimus is left wondering whether he won or lost. It's the beginning of a new chapter for the displaced crew of the Lost Light, as decisions are made that will change their lives forever.
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A

(W) James Roberts (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Nick Roche


TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #7 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B

(W) James Roberts (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Alex Milne


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe

TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #11

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
With Elita One's influence closing in around Starscream, he's desperate to make any alliances he can. Turns out, a powerful ally might already be within his grasp. But is he willing to risk his own sanity to reach them?
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99


TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #11 SUBSCRIPTION VAR

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (CA) Priscilla Tramontano


OPTIMUS PRIME #8

(W) John Barber (A) Casey W. Coller (CA) Kei Zama
Jazz confronts his past-and the Autobot's future-in front of millions of television viewers. But will he make the people of Earth understand Optimus Prime's mission... or turn against it?
In Shops: Jun 14, 2017
SRP: $3.99


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OPTIMUS PRIME #8 SUBSCRIPTION VAR A

(W) John Barber (A) Casey W. Coller (CA) Casey Coller


OPTIMUS PRIME #8 SUBSCRIPTION VAR B

(W) John Barber (A) Casey W. Coller (CA) Andrew Griffith


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe


REVOLUTIONARIES #7
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • John Royle (c)
SGT. SAVAGE VS G.I. JOE! The greatest hero of World War II is back—and not for the first time! Vanishing on the battlefields of Europe while fighting robotic soldiers, Sgt. Robert Steven Savage reappeared—in the extreme era of the 1990s! Now he's reborn again—a ’40s hero with a ’90s ’tude... and G.I. Joe isn't ready to go retro.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

REVOLUTIONARIES #7—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

REVOLUTIONARIES #7—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Ron Joseph (a) • Igor Lima (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Pierre Droal!


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TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE TP VOL 01

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Starscream rules Cybertron. He and Windblade vie for control of the Council of Worlds, each aligning themselves with as many long-lost colonies as they can. But Starscream's secret police keep increasing the tension, destabilizing the fragile peace that has been established. Collects issues #1-4.
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $17.99


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe

TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE TP VOL 02

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Epic space-opera action continues as the dramatic TRANSFORMERS continuity leads on to new and explosive revelations! REVOLUTION is over but the danger isn't! A wave of undead TITANS threatens CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM will need more than secret police to stop the oncoming horde, but our Fearless Leader finds himself short on friends and firepower. Who can be called upon-and why aren't they stepping up to the plate? Collects issues #5-9.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-924-0

Bullet points:
• "A great book with some serious art design that fully compliments the Transformers universe as a whole and adds weight and importance to the characters." –Big Glasgow Comics Page
• Advance solicited for July release!


Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe

Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe


Rom #12
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema (a) • Leonardo Manco (c)
“Long Roads to Ruin,” part 2. Rom and the other two Knights face off against a dire new threat; and Guy Dorian & Sal Buscema illustrate a dark tale of the Solstar Order!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Rom #12—Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Nathan Greno (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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Rom #12—Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • David LaFuente (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Rom #12—Subscription Variant
Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Raffaele Ienco!


Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #2 (of 3)
John Barber & various (w) • Robert Atkins & various (a) • Fico Ossio (c)
If you’re new to the Hasbro Universe or a long-time fan, this book is for you! Featuring a veritable TON of bios on your favorite characters, from E to O, plus papercraft projects, a map of Metrotitan, the current base of Optimus Prime, and an exclusive story featuring Kup and Bryce Chan’s adventures in London!
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #2 (of 3)—Subscription Variant
John Barber & Various (w) • Robert Atkins & various (a) • Sam Lotfi (c)
FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Written by today’s top Hasbro U talent including John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Ryall, David Mariotte, Brandon Easton, Cullen Bunn, Mairghread Scott, and Jimmy Johnston.
• Art by some of today’s top Hasbro Universe artists including Robert Atkins, Guido Guidi, Simon Gough, Marcelo Ferreira, Fico Ossio, and Jack Lawrence!
• Exclusive paper-crafts, posters and stories in every issue!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Borstelmann!


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe


G.I. JOE #7
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
G.I. Joe's subterranean mission takes a turn for the worse after the team is attacked by one of their own! Meanwhile, back in their underground base, Scarlett's command is challenged and a long-simmering rivalry boils to a head! Plus: Monsters, explosions, jokes and more in The Crown Jewel of the Hasbro universe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #7—Subscription Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #7—Subscription Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Drew Johnson (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Ed Luce variant cover!


Transformers News: IDW Comics June 2017 Solicitations: Transformers and Hasbro Universe


G.I. JOE, Vol. 1—SPOTLIGHT
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Ariel Olivetti (c)
G.I. JOE finds a new role in a world of globalization, TRANSFORMERS and aliens! After the events of REVOLUTION, the G.I. JOE team returns to the fray and their mission has become a global one–leading the charge against invading TRANSFORMERS and other aliens. But when a US military defense base goes dark, Scarlett has reason to suspect that these enemy forces may have infiltrated G.I. JOE. It's up to her, Roadblock, Rock 'n Roll, Quick Kick, Wild Bill, and Shipwreck to move in and root out any traitors before the facility falls into the wrong hands! Collects issues #1–4 and the G.I. JOE: Revolution one-shot.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-913-4

Bullet points:
• It's a new look and new mission as G.I. Joe finds itself part of a larger battle.
• Advance solicited for July release!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #8
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c)
Determined to end the threat of Ore-13 radiation poisoning, Matt Trakker and the M.A.S.K. team go on a mission into the depths of the Earth where they discover much more than they could have imagined—a race of powerful mutated creatures borne from the strange Cybertronian energy source. Are these monsters too powerful even for the technology of M.A.S.K.?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #8—Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima (a) • Davide Fabbri (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #8— Subscription Variant
Brandon Easton (w) • Igor Lima- (a) • Vincenzo Federici (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• All-new storyline starts here!
• Variant cover by Marcelo Perez Dalannays!


M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Vol. 1: Mobilize—SPOTLIGHT
Brandon Easton (w) • Tony Vargas & Juan Samu (a) • Tommy Lee Edwards (c)
Launching from the events of REVOLUTION, the M.A.S.K. team streaks into a dangerous, unstable landscape of dark wars, high intrigue, and non-stop action where they'll encounter the nearly unstoppable threat of Miles Mayhem and his black-ops squadron known as V.E.N.O.M. How will an untested Matt Trakker lead M.A.S.K. through a complex new world order where nothing is what it seems? Collects the M.A.S.K. Revolution One-Shot and issues #1–5 of the series.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-917-2
Expected in-store date: 7/19/17

Bullet points:
• It's a new look and new mission as M.A.S.K. finds itself part of a larger battle.
• Advance solicited for July release!


Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #3
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Alex Ronald (c)
Baron Karza has begun his invasion of Earth! Leading his people from the impending doom of the Entropy cloud to a single planet capable of sustaining all of Microspace. With M.A.S.K, G.I. JOE, the TRANSFORMERS, and the MICRONAUTS defeated, Karza stands triumphant. Can anything keep him from conquering the planet?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Micronauts: Wrath of Karza #3—Subscription variant
Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Chris “Panda” Mercier (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Variant cover by Marco Turini!

Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy

Transformers News: Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy
Date: Tuesday, March 21st 2017 9:00am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Jesse Wittenrich

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Jess Wittenrich, who used to work for Fun Publications and who will be taking part in Pete's Robot Convention this summer, has released some concepts for 4 figures based on the Headmaster/Targetmaster era of Transformers! The 4 figures, which never saw the light of day but exist as concepts, include Nightbeat from Prime Smokescreen, Crosshairs from Generations Sergeant Kup, Brainstorm from Universe Cyclonus, and Triggerhappy from Fall of Cybertron Starscream. Each figure can be seen below, and more is to be discussed at Pete's Robot Convention this summer, so check them out, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy

Transformers News: Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy

Transformers News: Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy

Transformers News: Old Fun Publications Figure Concepts - Nightbeat, Brainstorm, Crosshair, Triggerhappy

Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline
Date: Sunday, March 19th 2017 7:39pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Site Articles
Posted by: william-james88

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Megatron truly appears to be the star of the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline with a toy in nearly every class, and the vast majority of them being new molds with his new cybertronian jet mode. This is a stark contrast compared to the rest of the line where most other characters are keeping their previous forms making them have several recycled molds representing them. So, we thought of breaking down the different options you will have for Megatron in The Last Knight toyline along with a description and price point for each when available.


ONE STEP FIGURE

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Note how the wings are not deployed in jet mode and his feet are not lowered in robot mode. Meaning that, as is often the case, there is more than just one step to o with this one step:

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

KNIGHT ARMOR TURBO CHANGER FIGURE
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

It turns out we saw this figure at toyfair from the very begining but since he didnt have his big mask gimmick on, it was not obvious.

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

LEGION CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

DELUXE FIGURE

There is still very little info on this figure. The shared gimmick of decodable glyphs with the cross sell figures, package leaks, unaccounted for in any list of mainline products and not listed in the official deluxe assortment listing from hasbro leads us to believe that it is part of a store exclusive subline.

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

PREMIER EDITION VOYAGER CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

PREMIER EDITION LEADER CLASS FIGURE
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2017)

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Transformers News: Rundown of All Megatron Figures from Transformers: The Last Knight Toyline

Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys
Date: Saturday, March 11th 2017 8:29am CST
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys

For this list, it is crucial that I define what I mean by overrated. All I mean is that I personally believe the toy gets more praise than it should. It is not necessarily a bad toy (though some definitely are), and it can be one of the best toys ever (like the honourable mention), but as long as it is said and promoted as being greater than it really is, that makes it overrated. So a very good toy seen as "Perfect" and a crappy toy seen as "fine" are both examples of overrated and this list covers all those nuances. Get ready for some Lewis Black styled TF rants as the nerd rage is spewed! Just remember that I still love you all, and come back in 2 weeks for a list of the most underrated toys.


5. Cybertron Thunderblast

I just really hate how this POS toy keeps getting a pass all the time. Sure, no one says it's the best, but it's never in the same discussion as Armada Sidswipe or other terrible toys and I feel it belongs there. What I often get instead is that it being a female decepticon makes it notable inclusion in a collection and to that I reply why don't we give the same pass to Airachnid? I just don't feel this toy is loathed enough since I really do feel it is a big crapstain on an otherwise amazing line. I mean, think about it, within that amazing transformer landscape, we got Thunderblast, which is a boat that has a small robot stored in its haul and is found by opening the big purple shell under the boat. This is pretty much, with no exaggeration, a pretender where the inner robot does not transform and is glued to the pretender shell, giving it a gigantic back pack.

Transformers News: Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys

This toy, as a Transformers toy, is inexcusable. And, like I said, it was sold at the deluxe price point side by side some of the best Transformers we ever got, meaning the designers were fully aware of its subpar engineering and design. And yet, when I speak bad of it I always get a similar expression like "it;s not that bad" or sure its a shellformer, but I have seen worse. WHAT WORSE?! And I even had people suggest it for my list of best water themed toys, I mean come on people! It was a simplified TF with very little articulation before those became a subline. The e-bay prices dont agree with my opinion of how worthless this toy is. But then again, that is the definition of overrated. I have placed it in this position simply because it isn't that loved a toy either, but I do feel it should get crapped on more.

Transformers News: Top 5 Most Overrated Transformers Toys


4. The MP Seeker Mold

Oh boy, this mold. We can all agree that the MP 03 rendition (with the giant side kibble) was not done under the same manifesto as what the Masterpiece line has come to be known since. Alt mode detail, sure, but compare the robot mode to the classics mold and I find this later one to be a clear winner. Aside from the obvious cartoon inaccuracy of the MP mold, like the egregious amount of kibble hanging off his hips and near his head, what I really dislike is the transformation by disconnecting everything from the middle section to make room for the nose cone. This makes him so much more fragile and fiddly. And the back doesn't look good at all, it's the nosecone in a mishmash of junk. I find that very unappealing, especially when you look at it from the side.

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I also, never liked how his head looked on his body. It always looks too pushed back and not in synch with the rest of his body whenever posing him at any other angle than facing you in a stiff pose. Trying to pose him with his stand in a flying pose in robot mode results in him looking like a marionette. I am also not fond of his feet both the aesthetic (they look nothing like the cartoon) and in terms of stability (in the initial mold). He should have some nice blocky triangular feet like this:

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And not this:

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It doesn’t stop there, because MP Starscream didn't stop at MP 03. Like Optimus, we had a new version for the Masterpiece line post MP 10 line. Since MP 03 was made at a time when the MP line was just beginning, I could see how it not being cartoon accurate was maybe an intention in an odd way. However, if that is the case, then why in the world did they use this mold again for MP 11?! Instead of it being an MP 2.0, it looks more like a 1.5 at best. I don’t consider the new seekers to be new molds more than simply retools of MP 03. The show accuracy may be better but I still have the same problem with how the mold is now. It is as fiddly as before, with the weak chest that has trouble locking and they didn’t fix the head placement, nor the feet.
But that’s not all. While people were happy seeing the side panels gone, they missed something that I find extremely crucial to Starscream: his chest is wrong. It was so in MP 03 and it is still wrong now (this mold is still being sold and released as this is written).
Check how the nose cone in every shot of G1 shows it tappered pointing down, making the chest a nice hint of a “v” shape:

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The Classics toy got that right:

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Transformers Classics Starscream Gallery

Now look at the "improved" Masterpiece figure:

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Transformers Masterpiece Starscream (MP-11) Gallery

The chest is inverted with the triangular curve of the cockpit going up instead of down. This totally changes the figure's appearance by reducing the effect of a stronger upper torso with a more slender waist. I mean, does no one else see how that chest doesn’t look like the animation model at that point?
These changes to the cartoon model, which I find hard to see past, were made as a sacrifice for the alt mode and I personally think that is the wrong priority, at least for the Masterpiece line as it is now. The worst part is the following, and it really sets it apart from its fellow MP molds: the toy made with a much lower budget representing G1 Starscream is better. The Classics version (which came out the same year or just about), has a more streamlined transformation, better stability all around and is more cartoon accurate (gets the chest and feet right for instance). While I am not trying to dissuade people from getting a Masterpiece Starscream, I do want to warn people that think of getting it, that it is far from being the best representation of Starscream possible and that the only reason it isn’t disliked to such great extent by the fan community is because the bar was set so low as a show accurate toy when the first iteration (MP 03) was released. In a way, I find MP 03 better (the Takara one pictured at the beginning, but preferably with the Hasbro deco); at least that is an original interpretation and a perfect jet mode while MP 11 (the retooled Masterpiece seeker mold) feels like a compromise. It tries to give a screen accurate (perfect) rendition of the G1 character using a mold that was never intended for that. And worse than that, they are still using this mold for the Materpiece Coneheads. The first thing I thought when I heard that was "but how can they use that nosecone to make it the top of the head, it's way too long if using that mold". The answer was simple: don't use it. Just paint a fake nosecone on top of the head and have the actual nose cone hang out the back like a giant dong. And people say Hasbro takes the most mileage from their molds, HA!

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Transformers Masterpiece Ramjet Gallery

I guess Ramjet and that horse have something in common afterall.

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And so much for being cartoon accurate, Takara!

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Masterpiece my butt!


3. Transformers Age of Extinction: Generations Grimlock

I know this toy wasn't loved by all but I still just don’t like how the toy has gotten away scott free with some of the laziest designing/engineering of all time. I know Takara handles the engineering but you never know how restrictive they are to Hasbro’s design. I am aware that Hasbro’s cost cutting does limit as well as frustrate Takara’s engineering capabilities. Leader Grimlock is one of the best cases of this and he really feels more like a bad omen for where the brand might be going, even more so than the one steps and simplified transformers, which at least can be discarded to a different branding approach or market.

The best example I can give you to show my disdain for this figure’s design (also, just so we are on the same page, I am referring exclusively to how the toy is designed and in no way to the character model), is the exposed feet and hands in robot mode. There was no attempt made to even try to hide them. The unarticulated hands are just behind the dino feet while the robot feet hang off the side of the dino’s hips. This is unprecendented in Grimlock’s design along with the design of every single other dinobot in this line (INCLUDING THE MORE AFFORDABLE VOYAGER! And yet, there is still debate as to which is better). Some are able to hide one set of extremities but not the other. Both Slog and Slug manage to pull off not showing any robot bits at a far lower price point (budget too?), and I will never stop pointing back to the G1 Dinobots which managed to hide their hands (they didn’t have any feet to hide though). Even Warrior Class Robots in Disquise Grimlock, as cheap and simple as he is, doesn’t have everything so obviously out in the open.
The super lazy design doesn't end there. I really hate how the tail and lower back are partformed in the dinosaur mode. It reduces a lot of the potential for an inventive transformation and gives a fake idea to the transformer’s bulk. It is also insanely frustrating how they screw up in the articulation too. I spent 45$, at least let me pose it properly. But no, the elbow joints are ratcheted ball joints which limit the poses you can give.
It's worst when this is the case for the big centre piece of your toyline. Along with Leader Optimus’ giant backpack, Grimlock's exposed robot kibble is quite a let down and a great example to support how lazy the designing has become. I also hate how this marks a precedent for a cheaper product. And this is no hyperbole, these leader toys are a precedent for how little you are getting at that price level. These were the first ever movie leader toys to not have electronics and that has been copied in the current generations line.

We are no longer 1985, we can get interesting transformation with decent articulation. If they can do it for the lower priced ones, they better do it for the ones that cost upwards of 40$

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2. Generations Fall of Cybertron Seekers (not the Classics mold)

This is obviously a very subjective list and it's much better to pick what I felt was overrated instead of getting a general sense of people's opinions because I can't defend those as well as I can defend my own. When it comes to this Fall of Cybertron Seeker mold, I have never felt so alone in my dislike of a mold, hence why it scores so high on this list. I am repulsed by its size and plastic quality but mostly from its engineering. I just do not get how this is a good toy. People mess with Generations Jetfire, calling him a KO, but at least his jet mode looks amazing from on top. But in this toy, not only do we have his giant legs right under the jet making it look stockier and as aerodynamic as a glacier, but we also have his head right there in the center of the jet mode. You only hide it by turning it around.

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And when I look at the previous efforts at bringing the Cybertronian tetro jet to toy form, it makes this mold so hard to swallow. The previous one was from the Galaxy Force series, six year before. Not only does it look far sleeker, but the legs are not appendages below the jet, they actually form the jet, and the head is moved more to the back and surrounded by other details and structures, making it far less evident. And it's not like they had forgotten about it, the promotional the War For Cybertron Starscream toy that was given out years before the release of this FOC toy was a smaller version of that Galaxy Force mold. So they knew full well what came before but we were still given this sorry excuse of a toy. I am fully aware that the design may have come from the game developers but the toy makers are responsible for its engineering and they could have done a better job than this, which they showed they could with the Optimus from the previous War for Cybertron line. While people claimed the sky was falling when Hasbro said it was gearing towards simplified transformations, I didn't get why nobody could see that this toy already took that notion to heart with its non hidden legs or head and overly simplified transformation. The G1 Seekers and G2 Smokescreen knew how to hide a head and have the legs hide as part of the jet for crying out loud!

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1. Generations Leader Combiner Wars Megatron

Everything I just wrote about Leader Grimlock being a dissapointement for his size class applies to Leader Megatron as well, but more so simply because he is currently being hailed as one of the best Megatron toys out there and for the life of me I just don't see why. When the Age of Extinction toyline was announced, there was a big marketing push to promote how the toys would be simpler than before. This was further continued with the Robots in Disguise line where Hasbro said transformations would not be more than 10 steps. Fans groaned, saying this was a step backward and that techinques like this would leave the toys in a corner where they would only appeal to kids. Turns out the Robots in Disguise Warrior toys are as complex as most other deluxe toys of the past five years, which also had about 10 steps, making the illustrated step count just marketing speak since several toys ended up with more than 10 steps and got truncated on the back of the box. So in the end, this simplification didn't affect the majority of toys, but not all, and Leader Megatron definitely got affected. Of all the toys since this new Hasbro Manifesto, he feels the most pushed for simplification, with only having 10 steps:

BWTF wrote:1. Detach his blaster weapons and split them up, then set them aside for now.
2. Straighten out the arms and the legs.
3. Swing the panels on the sides of the forearms forward to cover the fists.
4. Push the feet up against the front of the lower legs.
5. Rotate the cannon around so the wider end is facing down.
6. Swing the torso panel up.
7. Swing the waist panel down.
8. Bring the two arms together. The cannon has a tab sticking out the side that fits into a corresponding slot on the left arm.
9. Swing the tread sections from the back of the robot mode up, then forward. They tab into the sides of the torso panel, forming the front of the tank.
10. Swing each lower leg out to the sides then in. There are tabs on the sides of the lower legs that fit into slots on the mid-body of the robot mode.


Sure, the box states 15 steps, but as broken down above, it's really just 10, and it's already been concluded that the step count on the box is not indicative of anything. Just to keep things in perspective, the step breakdown from the same source above gives Robots in Digsuise Quillfire 13 steps, and thats a deluxe sized toy from a line that was (falsely?) advertized as being simpler. And remember that Megatron is a leader, not a deluxe, but you wouldnt know it through a stop motion video of the toy transforming, with no reference of scale. This is appalling for a leader toy. Not only that, but that transformation isn't even innovative or unique. It was initially, when it was used for Cybertron Cyber Defense Scattershot, but that was 2006. The only thing new this guys gives us in the decade since is working treads (which also arent new, since we had them in Beast Wars, but a welcome addition regardless).
So, they simplify a leader class Megatron turning him into an upscaled deluxe (or an upscaled 2006 Voyager) with underwhelming articulation/poseability and do the fans groan? No, quite the reverse. A bucket of silver paint and a nice headsculpt is all they needed to be distracted from the rest. And during that time, the Robots in Disguise line which is just as complex as this Leader Class toy and has way more innovative transformations gets totally ignored. Great going!
Look, no one has to listen to me, but I feel the reaction of this reviewer after transforming this toy sums up my emotions quite well (go to the 12:40 mark):






Honourable Mentions: I would like to use this section more as a discussion because I really wonder if I am the only person in the world thinking that Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10) is not perfect. Amazing, but not perfect, and there are a few points that do tick me off, especially when his price tag averages for $160-200 US (depending he version).

Total disclosure, MP 10 disappointed me a bit when I got him. He is still one of the best figures on the market, for sure, but he is not as flawless or perfect as people say he is either, hence why I wanted to discuss him here, with you. My main problem with him is that he is supposed to be an upgrade from MP 01 and thus you would assume that the decade of engineering preceding this release would have helped fix the problems the first one had. Well, while they fix a few proportion problems with the original MP Optimus, they take so many cues from the original transformation that what I found to be the original's biggest problem was still present here: his groin is still visible in truck mode. You would think they would improve that part from the original, but no. Oh and while we are talking to changes from the original toy, the lack of a chair for a minifigure in truck mode means Optimus' head is right there in front of you when opening his front cab windows. Back to the groin, the fact that it is the only part of him that doesn't undergo any change in transformation is all the more baffling since that means that the hole on his crotch doesn't need to be there at all. And that crotch hole is also seen in the truck mode, of course. Also, for the price that you are paying for this figure, the trailer is very dull. The G1 toy had a bunch of color in his trailer. I do not necessarily need that with this release, but I would expect some paint apps to bring out the sculpt. Instead it is just dull grey with the Hasbro version and monochrome silver for the Takara version (slightly better). Standard cost on this figure is anywhere between 160-200$ depending on where you live and that is a lot when you realize that the original huge diecast Masterpiece (MP 01) was less than 100$ in the US. Although this is an amazing figure, I definitely expected a bit more and for the price I was paying. Like for him to, you know, not have a hole in his crotch.

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I mean seriously, how integral is that hole so that it must be present?!

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Revisitocracy - A Seibertron.com Retrospective on IDW Publishing Autocracy, Monstrosity, Primacy

Transformers News: Revisitocracy - A Seibertron.com Retrospective on IDW Publishing Autocracy, Monstrosity, Primacy
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With this week's release of the trade collected version (the hardcover already came to fruition) of the three Cybertron Wars Prime Wars Autocracy stories into one volume, here at Seibertron.com we considered doing a brief revisitation of the Flint Dille, Chris Metzen, and Livio Ramondelli effort to bring some more backstory to the pre-war moments.

First, another look at the previously unused cover that became the collected trade one!

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Transformers: Autocracy - Database entry

The Great War has begun and the Decepticons have taken the city-state of Kaon. They now work to sow dissent across Cybertron via terrorist cells. Orion Pax leads a team in an effort to stop them, while confronting the true nature of what it means to be an Autobot.


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My predecessor, Tigertrack, was the one to first encounter the book as it was a digital only release, which then became digital first - his review of the opening issue is here. Other staff member Psychout worked on the other reviews, up to issue #5 (here, here, here, and here).

The major points to be taken from the first of the stories, Autocracy itself, revolves around the senate and Zeta Prime's actions around them and through them (which we're also still seeing in the Optimus Prime ongoing series by Barber and Zama), the not-very-goodness of the Autobot faction - who are essentially violent state militia - the rise of the Decepticon faction as revolutionaries, and the doubts seeded in Optimus Prime/Orion Pax as he follows Zeta's warmongering directives. And a violent Pax it is, with a little help from his friends (Bumblebee in particular) to keep him from thuggishly pounding his way to order. And from his enemies, Megatron above all, who are the ones to plant those seeds in the second place.

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The read is quick, the action is action-y and a little chaotic at times, with Ramondelli not yet hitting his stride with the refined trait he uses in more recent comics, and the lettering by Robbie Robbins doesn't always necessarily help with that. While it was nice to see a War Within/Megatron Origins set of designs, some jar a bit with the characters they're representing, and did not keep well up to now.

Outcome: Megatron and Optimus fight, the war begins.

Peak Dille moment: the revisiting of the 1986 battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron, with a very, very heavy hand in the retelling (for the good part of several issues), and some JJ Abrams levels of fanwinking (with an I, but almost an A).

MVP: A young 'terrorist' that is the fulcrum of the second half of the plotline: Hot Rod of Nyon. In the words of fellow staffer Kurona, this is probably the best explanation/foundation to his MTMTE/Lost Light characterisation, actually believing in a revolutionary ideal to the point that he blows up an entire city

Transformers: Monstrosity - Database entry

In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet—but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge! Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTICON leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything.


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I was part of the comics staff by now, and covered all four print issues of the digital-first sequel series to Autocracy (here, here, here, here) - and admittedly, I actually quite enjoyed it for what it was. And what it was was an exploration of Megatron's commitment to his ideal (after being thrown onto Junkion by new Decepticon leader Scorponok), his formation as a full tyrant, and a peek into the collective mind of the Dynobots and the full power of their alt-modes.

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All that while incorporating more elements of the 1986 movie stuff, plus some live-action movie facets of some of the characters - and by that I mean Megatron, his patchwork of injuries, and propensity for cloaks. The artwork, while still working on earlier Ramondelli style, really blended well with the tone rather than the matter, and the weird hybrids used in the story, the monstrosities, came out looking excellent.

Outcome: The war keeps beginning.

Peak Dille moment: Hey Quintesson judge. Nice to see you there, being a teacher/trophy to Megatron and all.

MVP: Despite a tie between Grimlock, though used at not his very best, but rather in a very old characterisation, and Megatron himself, even with the disproportionate amounts of cheese in the series overall - Tom B. Long's lettering wins this spot.

Transformers: Primacy - Database entry

THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS' world to the core!


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I was reviewing these as they came out, but by the third one I got so bored of the story and the writing, that I never actually finished a review for the ending. First three are here, here, and here. Whoops. The issues I had with this final section were mostly to do with contradicting and confusing statements made by characters in the story (Omega Supreme above all still grates me), though the first half was way more enjoyable than the latter part. The plot, on the other hand, is very very very very thin.

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Ramondelli and Chris Mowry have all of the fun with this series, playing around with large-scale devastation and all the noises that come with it, because all the series wanted to do was have a giant battle with all of the possible characters in one place, and pit Trypticon against Metroplex. Done and done.

Outcome: The war KEEPS BEGINNING TO START. Jeez.

Peak Dille moment: All of it.

MVP: Sarah Stone and her covers.


Concluding thoughts

The series doesn't really add that much to the IDW universe, even in its attempt to uncomfortably sit between Megatron: Origin, Chaos Theory, early flashbacks across the ongoings, and most importantly, the current happenings in Optimus Prime. With the latter especially, what information is being fed to us by Barber's writing is actually more than enough to get the rest of the context - at the same time, the highlights of the series might appeal to a reader who wants some extra cheese on a sprinkle of background motivations, and with the Junkions and Quintessons appearing or bound to reappear soon, it's worth giving a look at if you're so inclined. It can fit with an IDW or Transformers completionist, but it is by no means essential reading, and for a more traditional fan, the IDW editorial veil may not sit well. It has fights, but also politics; it has references, but also new characterisations; it has an audience, but we're not sure who that is, essentially.

Do not expect Barber, Roberts, or Scott levels of writing: the exploration of the grey shades between the factions is done much better in later series, including the very current Lost Light and Till All Are One, but most of all, the flashbacks in Optimus Prime. Do expect cheese: it's what Dille does best, and Metzen is mostly there for the assist in world building of a world that already existed. Don't @ me if you like it more or less than I did: I'm just noting down thoughts on a series that happened over three years ago, as I had some time over the weekend and there are no new comics for me to review.

*insert 1986 movie reference here to come full circle*

AJ's Toy Chest Newsletter - February 27, 2017

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MP36: Masterpiece Megatron - The Emperor of Destruction is coming! Masterpiece Megatron is here to lead your other Masterpiece Decepticons into battle!

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MP37: Masterpiece Artfire - This Masterpiece Autobot Targetmaster is here to put out fires and Decepticons alike!

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MP38: Masterpiece Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) - Masterpiece Convoy as he was depicted in toy form and the OVA "Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger!!"

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Masterpiece Reissues!
You can never keep a good Decepticon down and 7 of their best are back!
Add them to you collection today!


MP11: Masterpiece Starscream Reissue - The devious Decepticon Second-in-Command comes with pack with his coronation crown and cape!

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MP13: Masterpiece Soundwave with Laserbeak Reissue - The evil Decepticon Communication Commander returns with his trusted accomplice Laserbeak to spy on the Autobots!

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MP15: Masterpiece Rumble and Jaguar Reissue - Add to your collection today!

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MP16: Masterpiece Frenzy and Buzzsaw Reissue - Add to your collection today!

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Transformers Titans Return


Voyager Wave 03 - Optimus Prime - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK!
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Voyager Wave 03 - Megatron - ARRIVING NEXT WEEK!
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Voltron: Legendary Defender


Electronic Black Lion - The Black Lion, piloted by Shiro, leads the other lions into battle! When Shiro gives out the command to form Voltron the evil Galra turn tail and run!

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Set of 4 Deluxe Lions - Keith, Hunk, Pidge, and Lance come with their awesome robotic lions fully equipped to stop the evil Galra Empire!

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Transformers Legends

LG36: Legends Soundwave - The Decepticon Communications officer is now more powerful than ever as a Headmaster

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LG37: Legends Condor with Apeface - Condor transforms from data pad to deadly bird, to tank and back! Comes with Headmaster!

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LG38: Legends Jaguar with Bullhorn - Jaguar transforms from data pad to terrifying panther to plane and back! Comes with Headmaster!

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LG39: Legends Brainstorm - The final member of the original four Autobot Headmasters is here! Add to your collection today!

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LG40: Legends Astrotrain - Blast off into adventure with this Triple Changing Decepticon in Anime Colors!

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Transforming Third Party Toys


Fans Toys FT-16: Sovereign - Powerful and completely insane! Add this Masterpiece styled figure to your collection today

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Planet X PX-09: Mors - Second-in-Command robot transforms to sleek space fighter and back. Styled after Fall of Cybertron

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Planet X PX-10: Jupiter - Charging into battle this heroic leader transforms into futuristic cargo hauler and back. Styled after Fall of Cybertron

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Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers Fan Media Day: Forged to Fight, Overlord, Optimus Primal, TLK Steelbane, Dragonstorm, More #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers Fan Media Day: Forged to Fight, Overlord, Optimus Primal, TLK Steelbane, Dragonstorm, More #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Saturday, February 18th 2017 12:37pm CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Event News, Company News
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Once again Seibertron.com is bringing you the latest / greatest news from Hasbro's New York Toy Fair Fan Media Day event. This news story will continue to be updated as information and images are revealed. Enjoy!


February 18th, 2017

Presentation starts with Ben Montano ...

Mike from Kabam did presentation for Transformers Forged To Fight
First game to bring together the complete history of the Transformers franchise.
Multiple Generations to exist in single Universe
Features G1, Beast Wars and Movie Universe characters
Showed us a pretty awesome trailer that featured characters from those 3 Generations

John Warden and Ashley did Transformers Generations presentation
Prime Wars Trilogy
Power of the Primes ... 3rd chapter debuts in 2018, going to give us one big update

GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN
Titan Master Ramhorn
Legends Class roadburn, Cosmos (reissue), Seaspray
Deluxe Wave 2 (sic) Krok, Perceptor, Topsin, Kup and Quake
Wave 3: Twintwist with Flameout, Windblade with Scorchfire
Voyager Class: Octone (sic) with Murk from Optimus mold, Blitzwing with Hazard from Megatron mold (showed us a pic of all 3 Decepticon Triplechangers together)
Leader Class Overlord with Dreadnaut

Chaos on Velocitron Collection Pack celebrates speed ability
Includes Laser Optimus Prime, Nautica, Fastlane, Quickswitch and diecast Rodimus Prime Titan Master
Prime includes G2 decal on trailer

Siege on Cybertron Collection Pack celebrates strength ability
Pounce, Metalhawk, Tidal Wave from Broadside and Magnus Prime (Ginrai from Takara Tomy), with Titan Master Thunderwing

Titan Class Trypticon - fan vote winner
Showed us an updated Titan Masters commercial featuring the latest figures and Trypticon
In a world ... where only the strongest survive! The Mighty Trypticon!
Showed us the block foam model again that they showed us at Toy Fair 2016
Showed us the design process between Hasbro and Takara Tomy
Lots of layered detail
Includes Full-Tilt with Titan Master Necro
20" tall ... huge!
Eats Titan Masters!!!
Lots of play features with Titan Masters and other figures.

Power of the Primes Sneak Peek!
Talked about the fan vote
And the next Matrix bearer is ... Star Saber was the first to fall, Ultra Magnus didn't get it, left it between Beast Wars Optimus Primal and Deathsaurus ...

which means fans voted OPTIMUS PRIMAL as the next Matrix Bearer!!!


ROBOTS IN DISGUISE
Showed us a new trailer for Robots In Disguise Combiner Force cartoon
Team Bee faces a new Decepticon threat
New threat is Menasor, showed Combiner Force Ultra Bee Combiner
Team Combiners - Wave 1: Grimlock is both legs, Drift, Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe

Menasor is made up of Motormaster, Dragstrip, Flashmark, Heatseeker, and one more
Galvatronus ... didn't get their names, made up of 5 figures


RESCUE BOTS
Optimus Prime Race Track Trailer ... over 3 feet long

TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT
Premier Edition
Steelbane transforms into a dragon
Slug with new deco
Slash
Strafe
Voyager Class Grimlock
Brand new Voyager Class Scorn, very detailed
Premier Edition Deluxe: Bumblebee, looks amazing, new sculpt, black and red Drift, Crosshairs, new Voyager Megatron as jet, new Voyager Hound (vehicle mode is different than what we've seen, some type of Mercedes truck/vehicle)
Leader Class Megatron (jet mode) looks amazing! Lots of great detail, Cybertronian scribblings
Deluxe Sqweeks, looks really cute!

Allspark Tech (kiddie toys)
Allspark Tech Optimus Prime is brought to life with Allspark Cube
Allspark Cube knows which mode you are in, 20+ motion activated lights + sfx, Allspark Cube powers figure
Bumblebee, Drift, Hound, and Barricade
Giant transforming figure: dragon! Unleash Dragonstorm Mega Turbo Changer
Cyberfire reveals hidden messages

10th Anniversary of the Transformers Movie franchise
Global launch event
April 24th will be the day when transformers The Last Knight product officially hits the shelves. Reveal Your Shield campaign! Something new on Snapchat today

Show your alliance and Reveal your shield during 5 days of reveals, news and (something else ...)

That's it for now!

On to Marvel!!!

Guardians of the Galaxy (Transformers related)

and speaking of which, Guardians of the Galaxy 6" Wave 2: Death's Head 2

AJ's Toy Chest Newsletter - February 15, 2017

Transformers News: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletter - February 15, 2017
Date: Wednesday, February 15th 2017 9:30pm CST
Category: Sponsor News
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eHobby Magna Convoy, Masterpiece Megatron, Planet X Mors, Fans Toys Sovereign, Legends Astrotrain and More


FEATURED PRE-ORDERS


New Transformers Legends are coming!

eHobby Exclusive: Magna Convoy - Autobot warrior comes with dual guns and sword!

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LG41: Legends Leo Prime - Paying homage to the great Lio Convoy; Leo Prime comes equipped with sword, dual blasters and comes with his very own headmaster!

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LG42: Legends Godbomber - Combines with Legends Super Ginrai to to form the powerful God Ginrai!

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New Transformers Masterpiece!

MP36: Masterpiece Megatron - The Emperor of Destruction is coming! Masterpiece Megatron is here to lead your other Masterpiece Decepticons into battle!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

MP37: Masterpiece Artfire - This Masterpiece Autobot Targetmaster is here to put out fires and Decepticons alike!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

MP38: Masterpiece Convoy (Supreme Commander Version) - Masterpiece Convoy as he was depicted in toy form and the OVA "Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger!!"

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

Masterpiece Reissues!
You can never keep a good Decepticon down and 7 of their best are back!
Add them to you collection today!


MP11: Masterpiece Starscream Reissue - The devious Decepticon Second-in-Command comes with pack with his coronation crown and cape!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

MP13: Masterpiece Soundwave with Laserbeak Reissue - The evil Decepticon Communication Commander returns with his trusted accomplice Laserbeak to spy on the Autobots!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

MP15: Masterpiece Rumble and Jaguar Reissue - Add to your collection today!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

MP16: Masterpiece Frenzy and Buzzsaw Reissue - Add to your collection today!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-Order at AJ's Toy Chest

Voltron: Legendary Defender


Electronic Black Lion - The Black Lion, piloted by Shiro, leads the other lions into battle! When Shiro gives out the command to form Voltron the evil Galra turn tail and run!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

Set of 4 Deluxe Lions - Keith, Hunk, Pidge, and Lance come with their awesome robotic lions fully equipped to stop the evil Galra Empire!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Pre-order at AJ's Toy Chest!

NOW INSTOCK


Transformers Legends

LG36: Legends Soundwave - The Decepticon Communications officer is now more powerful than ever as a Headmaster

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

LG37: Legends Condor with Apeface - Condor transforms from data pad to deadly bird, to tank and back! Comes with Headmaster!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

LG38: Legends Jaguar with Bullhorn - Jaguar transforms from data pad to terrifying panther to plane and back! Comes with Headmaster!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

LG39: Legends Brainstorm - The final member of the original four Autobot Headmasters is here! Add to your collection today!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

LG40: Legends Astrotrain - Blast off into adventure with this Triple Changing Decepticon in Anime Colors!

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

Transforming Third Party Toys


Fans Toys FT-16: Sovereign - Powerful and completely insane! Add this Masterpiece styled figure to your collection today

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

Planet X PX-09: Mors - Second-in-Command robot transforms to sleek space fighter and back. Styled after Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

Planet X PX-10: Jupiter - Charging into battle this heroic leader transforms into futuristic cargo hauler and back. Styled after Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: Re: AJ's Toy Chest Newsletters Now Instock at AJ's Toy Chest

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