Dengecki Hobby has a 5 hour video of the Japan Wonderfest event with guests talking about the toys they designed.
At the 4:32:53 mark, famed Takara designer Hisashi Yuki promotes MPM-3 Bumblebee, as he did with Legends Super Ginrai before. This is a joint Hasbro and Takara design, with both company names appearing on the box.
He shows off the features such as the articulation and the battlemask.
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Better late than never. We finally have official images of the Legion and Warrior Robots in Diguise toys unveiled at the 2017 New York Toy Fair.
Most were found on the show floor but we do have a never before seen figure of Legion Heatseeker, who is a component of Menasor. Some have already been seen before, but never the less, below you will see images for the following figures:
We have some god news and bad news for the collectors who saw Hasbro's The Last Knight Premier toys and were waiting to see the Takara versions to see how they wold be improved. The good news is that Takara now has promotional images for the toys as well as a whole section fo their site now live to promote them. The bad news is that there is not much improvement, if any. Below you will see images of :
Also, we have images of their Premier Voyager Prime courtesy of the Japan Toysrus website. It appears to be a Toysrus Exclusive (like the White Voyager Prime from the last film). It too shows barely any improvement over the Hasbro version and is priced at ¥ 4,499 ($40 USD!). While this may confuse many, please remember that when it comes to mainline movie toys, the Takara version of Hasbro toys rarely offers much improvement. Any major improvement is usually done through a special distinctive subsequent release. This has been the case since 2007. This should also dispel any misconceptions that the price of Takara products is related to their deco. Unlike Age of Extinction, the Takara movie line for The Last Knight will have all toys under the same TLK banner, mixing in simpler and more complex toys. The date given for TLK 01-08 is an end of April release.
Wonderfest 2017 also had all the Movie the Best toys, that are yet to be released, on display. We see their boxes and final decos. This is our best look yet at Ironhide, Ratchet, Strafe, Soundwave, Starscream and Grimlock. We also see MB11 Leader Optimus Prime, whose grey plastic seems to have more of a matte look rather than a silver finish. We also get a nice shot of Bumblebee riding Strafe and Optimus riding Grimlock. These are coming out at the end of this month with Optimus coming out in March.
This weekend, Leader Megatron from Transformers The Last Knight Toyline was revealed both in the US at Toy Fair and in Japan at Wonderfest. What is interesting is that in the Takara display, he had a faceplate. This is also how Megatron is shown in package at the Hasbro event, meaning that both toys (which are maybe the same at this point) have that feature. We have inserted images of the Hasbro one below for you to spot if this is the same toy. Also, the in box image of Megatron does not have the same detailing found on the show floor, meaning that the one on the show floor is a painted prototype. The Takara one can then be our best look yet at the finished version of this leader toy. You can see him posed below with a closeup on his faceplate, as well as shots from his back which we haven't seen yet. Let us know what you think!
Some stragglers from the news out of Wonderfest 2017, in Tokyo, Japan, include the Takara Tomy Masterpiece and Unite Warriors line - the second update is about the last set in the Unite Warriors line, UW-EX Baldigus / Ruination, which reuses the Combaticons and Bruticus' molds in a new colours scheme. Check it all out below via Twitter user chromless!
Some stragglers from the news out of Wonderfest 2017, in Tokyo, Japan, include the Takara Tomy Masterpiece and Unite Warriors line - the first update is for the MP-35 figure, a redeco and newly accessorised Inferno: Grapple! Not a lot of love for this yellow guy, but check out two images below.
Fellow Seibertronian ChuckDawg1999 has reviewed the latest One Step Bumblebee found under the Combiner Force subline of Robots in Disguise.
Here are his thoughts on it:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:As someone who collects One-Step changers I know, there's been a lot of Bumblebees, a lot. This version from the Combiner Force subline is different, the Transformation is fun and the robot mode feels solid. If you're looking for a fun desk toy then definitely give Bumblebee a look.
A couple more galleries from New York Toy Fair 2017, as we reach the end of the various combinations of Transformers products that were on show by Hasbro - first up the miscellaneous catch-all gallery for the remainder with the apparel, clothing, statues and part-time mercenary who definitely belongs to our lore Death's Head II.
Also included below, as is the case every year, is a small spotlight on the My Little Pony franchise - we know it's not Transformers, but we have a gallery for it anyway, given its multiple crossovers with Transformers, and it being the second big movie from Hasbro this year.
That's Liev Schreiber's character, right there.
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