Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders

Friday, October 27th, 2017 12:31PM CDT

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It's been a couple of years since we last saw one of these, as Tayo Tosho took over from Million Publishing, but we now have news of a new Transformers Generations book for 2018! Featuring cover art by Nakamura Tsuyoshi, and sporting Takara Tomy Legends LG45 Targetmaster Hot Rod facing off against several Decepticons, including upcoming G2 Megatron and Savage Noble from the same line - and no word so far on a toy exclusive, even with a release date of November 20. Check it out from site sponsor HobbyLinkJapan and online retailer Amazon.co.jp!

Transformers News: Tayo Tosho/HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders
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Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918630)
Posted by Mkall on October 27th, 2017 @ 2:49pm CDT
I enjoy their exclusives. I hope they continue releasing them.
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918639)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 27th, 2017 @ 3:08pm CDT
Shouldn't Megatron be a lot bigger than Hot Rod?
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918646)
Posted by Kurona on October 27th, 2017 @ 3:35pm CDT
This is immensely cool.


Carnivius_Prime wrote:Shouldn't Megatron be a lot bigger than Hot Rod?


Perspective. If you look closer at the positioning of Megatron's arm above Hot Rod's, it becomes clearer that he's a bit bigger. I do wish it was made a bit more obvious though.
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918698)
Posted by triKlops on October 27th, 2017 @ 11:09pm CDT
Just put in my preorder for the book via Amazon.
Glad I got in on this without too much hassle.
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918708)
Posted by primalxconvoy on October 28th, 2017 @ 1:52am CDT
Cheers for the heads up! Pre ordered!
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918956)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 30th, 2017 @ 9:52am CDT
This is weird. I've been able to sign into Amazon for Other countries with my US Log in, and yet I can't do it with the one from Japan. Does anyone else have this issue?
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1918976)
Posted by triKlops on October 30th, 2017 @ 11:08am CDT
If i remember correctly, because it was years ago, i did have to create a new new .jp specific login.
Good luck!
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919527)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 2nd, 2017 @ 2:07pm CDT
Preview featuring LG54 Bumblebee & LG60 Overlord --

Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919638)
Posted by Qwan on November 3rd, 2017 @ 3:30am CDT
Thanks to a tip-off from fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, just under a week after the cover was revealed, we now have a preview image of Tayo Tosho's and HeroX's new Transformers Generations book for 2018! Shared by HeroX's Twitter, the image features Overlord, well, lording over a fleeing Bumblebee. Both characters are based on their Titans Return toy designs - more specifically the Takara Legends takes on the figures, LG54 and LG60 respectively.

Check below for the image, and a machine translation of the accompanying tweet from HeroX. The book is set to release on November 20th, just under four weeks from now, so don't forget to preorder it from site sponsor HobbyLinkJapan or Amazon.co.jp if it catches your interest!

Hello, hero X is. Launched 11/20 and we 校了 book "Transformers 2018'! Immediately promise last week of street, draw recorded capitalised comics immediately from the show. Naoto Tsushima teacher "Transformers Allspark EPISODE10'. The new character!

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Fellow Seibertronian, Cyberpath, pointed us in the direction of yet another preview from the Generations 2018 book. This one features LG45 Hot Rod, LG55 Slugslinger, LG57 Octane, and LG65 Twin Twist.

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Source: @heroxnet
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919708)
Posted by Flashwave on November 3rd, 2017 @ 2:30pm CDT
But that should be Pipes!
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919843)
Posted by Cyberpath on November 4th, 2017 @ 6:03am CDT
Another preview, featuring:

LG45 Hot Rod
LG55 Slugslinger
LG57 Octane
LG65 Twin Twist

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Source: @heroxnet
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919901)
Posted by Va'al on November 4th, 2017 @ 4:47pm CDT
In the continuing teasing that HeroX are bringing us for the Generations 2018 book - featuring art by IDW occasional Naoto Tsushima - and the likes of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends figures LG45 Hot Rod,LG55 Slugslinger, LG57 Octane and LG65 Twin Twist! The art below is just a quick look at some of the interior pages, we still have no idea if an exclusive figure will also be released to accompany the book as with Million Publishing, and the machine translation of the HeroX tweet makes very little sense. Nonetheless, take a look!

Hello, hero X is. Continuation, launched 11/20, drawn by the book "Transformers 2018's capitalised comics immediately from the show. Cybertron mission scenes from TF comics legend of crossing the street e., teacher "transformerlegends"!


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Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1919911)
Posted by Albatross250 on November 4th, 2017 @ 8:31pm CDT
Maan Twintwist and Topspin are my favorite but the art design looks very great!
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1920772)
Posted by Va'al on November 9th, 2017 @ 8:24pm CST
We appear to have a new handful of preview pages from the upcoming Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 book, as well as a repeat of the cover (by Takeshi Nakamura) and the Legends manga images we have already seen, directly from the HeroX site!

The only issue is that the images are extremely small, with no real chance of magnifying - that said, we get a tiny preview at the Legends line, with the counterparts to Titans Return Triggerhappy, Kup, Perceptor and more; there's a Lost Age section (Age of Extinction), with the oversized Grimlock, the simpler figures and the main line itself, including a profusion of Optimus Primes, the Platinum Dinobot set and an Ark cut-out playset; a secret Masterpiece section, which may or may not have something to do with MP-41 Dinobot; a process and design section, featuring Legends / Titans Return figures. Check them all out below!

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Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1923798)
Posted by Bronzewolf on November 27th, 2017 @ 2:34am CST
It's only been a handful of days since the new Transformers Generations 2018 book was released, and already we have a full video breakdown of it! The video, while in Chinese, shows off the catalogue in its entirety very nicely, and gives us some good looks at the latest and greatest toys from Hasbro and Takara! Almost (if not) every figure from the past few months is shown to some degree in the book, including Grand Maximus, Masterpiece Dinobot and Sunstreaker, and Legends Greatshot! The book also features some neat behind the scenes shots of the design process of toys like Titan Class Trypticon, Six Shot, and Overlord! We've taken some screenshots of the video, but they only show a fraction of the content included, so we recommend watching the nearly feature-length tour through the book embedded directly below!



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Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1923811)
Posted by Albatross250 on November 27th, 2017 @ 7:39am CST
so Basically Black Shadow was....... showed in the Magazine?
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1923823)
Posted by Randomhero on November 27th, 2017 @ 8:55am CST
Albatross250 wrote:so Basically Black Shadow was....... showed in the Magazine?



Because while hasbro chooses and designs the characters Takara are the ones who handle a lot of the engineering for them. It’s not a surprise he’s in there
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1923855)
Posted by ScottyP on November 27th, 2017 @ 1:37pm CST
Isn't this basically piracy? How is this video different from scanning it and uploading those scans, quality/medium aside? I'll just wait and look through it when I have a copy.

Randomhero wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:so Basically Black Shadow was....... showed in the Magazine?

Because while hasbro chooses and designs the characters Takara are the ones who handle a lot of the engineering for them. It’s not a surprise he’s in there
Not a surprise indded, the Generations books are de facto Transformers yearbooks, usually showing all global releases and not just Takara Tomy's output. Of course, I didn't watch the video and haven't picked one of these up since Taiyo Tasho took over the publication so maybe that's outdated knowledge.
Re: Tayo Tosho / HeroX Transformers Generations 2018 Cover Revealed and Pre-Orders (1923900)
Posted by Va'al on November 27th, 2017 @ 7:46pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Isn't this basically piracy? How is this video different from scanning it and uploading those scans, quality/medium aside? I'll just wait and look through it when I have a copy.

Randomhero wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:so Basically Black Shadow was....... showed in the Magazine?

Because while hasbro chooses and designs the characters Takara are the ones who handle a lot of the engineering for them. It’s not a surprise he’s in there
Not a surprise indded, the Generations books are de facto Transformers yearbooks, usually showing all global releases and not just Takara Tomy's output. Of course, I didn't watch the video and haven't picked one of these up since Taiyo Tasho took over the publication so maybe that's outdated knowledge.


The 'review' aspect may make it fall under fair use, but it is a very grey line I'll admit (and I'm not sure how it works with a Chinese video of a Japanese book on a US site). :-?

In case we're asked, we will obviously remove the story. :)

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