Greetings all. We have confirmation that an unexpected retailer is joining in on selling Transformers Earthrise product! Yours truly found Earthrise Starscream sitting on the shelf all by his lonesome at a Best Buy in Oklahoma City, OK. Best Buy is no stranger to selling toys as they have had a small toy section in most stores for sometime now since the death of Toys R Us here in the states, but most of the product that would be appealing to collectors has been limited to Hasbro's Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black Series lines. Cyberverse has made a presence on Best Buy's shelves but that line is geared toward a younger audience. The new War for Cybertron: Siege line directed at the adult collecting community has been left out until just recently.
Best Buy has price tags on the shelves not just for Voyagers but for other class sizes as well such as Leader class, all priced to match if you were to buy the figures at Target or Walmart. Best Buy also has a selection of Earthrise figures available on their website as well, including Titan Scorponok for $149.99! Time to get out there and start checking your local Best Buys on your hunt run folks!
Do you make frequent stops at Best Buy? Are you excited you can now check out their toy section for Transformers Earthrise? Let us know in the comments down below and keep it tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers needs!
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, CyclonusG1 has informed us that Symths Toy Megastore in Longton have recieved shipment of Voyagers and Leader Class figures from Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise. In the picture attached you can see Voyager Class Starscream and Leader Class Astrotrain. This means it's likely that other Symths Toy stores through out the UK may start to get them in!
Will you be looking for these? Which Earthrise releases are you really wanting? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
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A friend to the site, Kamalethar, spent some time getting all the Walmart preorder links to the newly revealed Earthrise toys, and other recent reveals. The past week was filled with news on where to buy them, but Walmart is a place we did overlook, so we are thankful to him for the legwork. Here is his message:
Just thought it proper to notify you Walmart is now offering the same Transformers Earthrise pre-orders as Target, but...
1. They are not having the sale Target is
2. They at least have the pre-orders ready to be ordered whereas most of Target's and HasbroPulse's pre-orders are already maxed out.
For those that have had trouble getting to the newly released Hasbro pre-orders before they are sold out; here are the links to the currently available Walmart pre-orders...
Greetings all. Courtesy of our friends from down under, Ozformers has posted images from their toy fair this weekend on the Ozformers Facebook page! A multitude of items were on display here, showing off product from all the major Transformers lines, including Earthrise, Studio Series, Cyberverse, Botbots and even Masterpiece. The most interesting image to note here is the Sky Lynx display which included the original G1 Sky Lynx next to his new Earthrise figure! This is our first direct comparison between these two "magnificent" specimens, giving us a good side by side look at the old and the new. Earthrise Sky Lynx appears to be even larger than the original with a darker shade of blue and red to go along with all the bells and whistles of modern engineering. Sky Lynx would be pleased.
We have provided all the images from the Ozformers Facebook post for your viewing pleasure. Give them a look!
Are you excited about all these new releases coming down the pipe? Does this magnificent new Sky Lynx tickle your fancy? Let us know in the comments down below and keep it tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers needs!
Thanks to a pair of Twitter users, we now have some new in-hand images to share with you today for the soon to be released Takara Transformers Encore Matrix Buster Big Convoy!
Following the release of the anime colored Big Convoy last year, another Big Convoy was revealed, this time with brand new accessories. This Matrix Buster Big Convoy is colored like his original toy, but includes some new new tooling and accessories, primary among them his new giant Matrix Buster cannon. This cannon was used by Big Convoy in Beast Wars Neo to destroy Unicron (possessing Beast Wars II Galvatron's corpse), and was powered by his own Energon Matrix. To go with his new cannon, Big Convoy himself also features a new Matrix that can fold up and be inserted into the cannon, and he also includes some new pieces for his Mammoth feet as a show of his powered up cannon abilities. Finally, he includes a NAVI accessory.
Check out the images below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Thanks to a multitude of Twitter users (who will be listed below), we have a slew of new images for you of the just released MP-48 Lio Convoy. MP-48 Lio Convoy is the latest in the Transformers Masterpiece line, and the newest addition to the Beast Wars section of that line. He is technically the 2nd Masterpiece figure from Beast Wars II following MP-38 Optimus Primal, done up in his Beast Wars II deco from his appearance in the Beast Wars II Movie.
Lio Convoy transforms from a white lion into a robot with a giant lion head on his right shoulder and a lion tail on his left, with a very nice Prime-esque face and wonderfully detailed chest.
You can check out the images below, and you can check out a review that showcases some of the more delicate sections of the figure and will give you a hand in transforming him, as can be seen here. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are our opinions 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 Best Jetfire Transformers Toys
Jetfire has had a rather consistent presence on the shelves throughout generations, even more so than Bumblebee since he was one of the main G1 bots still present in the Unicron Trilogy. And as for the now decade spanning CHUG lines, he kept getting toys released which always gave us a new interpretation of the duality of this character. You see, while the G1 Jetfire toy and the G1 Skyfire character are both supposed to represent the same thing, the fact that the original toy comes from Bandai's Macross/Robotech line means there are some rather distinctive visual qualities that are not shared by the character model in both robot mode and alt mode. The alt modes themselves are not even the same type of vehicle where one is a sleek jet while the other is a chunky space craft. All to say, whenever Hasbro gives us updates to the original toy they try to homage the widely different sources of the character's design, so what we get is always interesting. Now let's get to this list.
I always found this toy to be rather underrated. What Hasbro gave us here is a budget Macross toy, which is pretty awesome when you think about it. Both modes look super sleek, I just LOVE the macross type mask we can put over the G1 cartoon headsculpt. It just looks incredible. Plus Hasbro took a note from the Takara United playbook and gave us some chromed weapons, and lots of them. This was the first leader class toy in the Generations line (and all CHUG lines) and this was the perfect character to bring out for such an occasion. While the previous effort in the Classics line was very nice and is also a good toy, it was lacking in size, which this one definitely makes up for. Little did we know there would be even more room to grow from here.
4. Transformers Studio Series SS35 Jetfire
As mentioned in the intro, Jetfire is covered in almost every generation of the Transformers line and that most definitely includes the films. While most characters are just reused G1 names that are ever so slightly linked to their G1 namesakes, Jetfire was one of the few movie characters which truly was a reinterpretation of the G1 character and storyline. He too had the backstory of being a dormant Decepticon turned good. So that always made him stand out a bit more. Plus that SR-71 Blackbird alt mode was amazing. The original toy while impressive in size (for the alt mode especially) was not that fun to transform. The new Studio Series fixes that problem and gives us the definitive movie Jetfire. It really impresses me how the design team found a totally new way to give us the same alt mode and robot mode, and also giving us the option to take him apart to equip the Studio Series Optimus Prime to recreate what happens in the film.
Cybertron will always be one of the best Transformers toylines of all time. All great new designs and transformations but still invoking that G1 feel, especially the idea of the robot being made up of the alt mode parts, just reconfigured. And Jetfire, who was also present at every step of the Unicron trilogy, is one of the best toys from this line, making him a must own for anyone wanting to collect awesome Transformers figures. And that headsculpt is just so good!
2. Siege Jetfire
So yeah, we had our leader Jetfire, the biggest size class in the Generations line at the time and he looked fine on the shelf, but Hasbro was not done yet. They decided to go all out and give us a toy to scale with the other bots in the G1 cartoon. Being leader sized just didn't cut it, so we got a totally new class made just for him, the Commander class. This is the first Jetfire toy that also went all out to look as close as possible to the cartoon Skyfire model. So not only in proportions and scale but also with the alt mode which is closer to the space craft than the sleek macross jet. But, there was still something for the fans of the original toy with Hasbro giving us some armour parts that include a visor mask.
I wanted to put Siege Jetfire at number 1, I really did, but the truth is it would not reflect what I truly feel. While it's a cool toy, I just still prefer the G1 version. I really like the craft of that toy. I think it was awesome of Hasbro to incorporate several different 80s Asian toy brands together into one new Transformers brand and this introduced kids in the west to different styles of Transforming robots. The armour components are fun, both modes are nice and sleek and he has this great weight to him. Usually a G1 toy will lose out to the updates since they are more complex, and sleeker, have no partsforming, or closer to the show model, but in this case the original toy was its own design that simply couldn't be portrayed on screen for legal reasons, and it's as complex and sleek as any update, as you can see below.
Honourable Mention: There are many good and fun Jetfire toys out there. Many do not share that name, but we all know are Jetfires and really nice ones at that. The one I wanted to most mention here was Armada Jetfire. While not as good as the toys on this list, he has a really nice design with the space shuttle and makes a great pair of pants for Armada Prime.
Fellow Seibertronian Cobotron has informed us that there is a video review of Takara's Transformers Masterpiece MP 48 Lio Convoy. While it is in Japanese, you can see the Transformation and just how exactly the cartoon lion head becomes a robotic lion head on his shoulder in robot mode.
Hey all. Just stumbled across this on youtube. Just uploaded today.
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