By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Next up in our galleries of upcoming Transformers Generations toys we have a look at the wisecracking Maximal rat - it's Generations Rattrap
Rattrap was one of the original five Maximals introduced in Beast Wars on board the Axalon. Masterfully voiced by Scott McNeil, Rattrap was a pessimistic Maximal known for sighing and saying "we're all gonna die" when faced with impossible odds - usually before making a major stand and playing a role in making sure everyone came back in one piece.
Rattrap's original toy was one of the first Beast Wars releases, a flipchanger Basic, but here, Rattrap has got the full Deluxe class upgrade, and what an upgrade! Much like Rhinox and Waspinator, Rattrap has been given a wonderfully show accurate design for his new toy, right down to the way his backpack folds up onto his back. There are a lot of cool features in the transformation such as how the rear beast mode legs transform into the robot mode legs. Compared to his wavemate, Tankor, Rattrap is a real puzzle of a toy, requiring some careful alignment of parts to get everything clipped in properly in beast mode. Rattrap's gun is based on a weapon the Maximals used in the show, and it can break down into two smaller pistols as well, so there are plenty of display options with it there. He's also got a flip-up panel in his arm which has a little bomb pop out, again modeled on a feature of the character in the show, another nice touch. One thing that scares me a bit with my Rattrap are the shoulders - because they are tight, trying to move them sometimes makes it feel like the parts they are attached to are being tugged instead, which might risk a breakage down the line if you're unlucky.
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Thanks to TFYUKI
, Takara's official site
, and TransformersAsia
, we now have some new looks at MP-18S, now called Silverstreak. This is an all silver version of MP-18 Bluestreak / Streak, due out at the Tokyo Toy Show this weekend. There will also be a coin available free with purchase at select stores in Asia outside of Japan. Check out all the images after the break!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Via Kiya Hayashi on Facebook
, we have a look at two new Transformers multipacks. We're not sure what series these sets will go in, since one set uses molds from Transformers Prime and the other a mix of Movie and Classics. They are the Protectobots sets. The main set seen here is the Protectobot Emergency Response set, which uses Transformers Prime Ratchet as First Aid and Beast Hunters Prowl as "Streetsmart" (nee Streetwise), with a Cyberverse Legion Prime Arcee as Groove.
The Evac Squad consists of Revenge of the Fallen Blaze Master as Blades and a Universe Inferno / Reveal the Shield Grappel variation as a red Hot Spot - so possibly taking a cue from Guard City there. The image is small but it is clear the Grappel crane arm is getting used, though whether the rest of the toy uses the Grappel tooling, the Inferno tooling or even the GDO Hot Spot alternate head is not clear.
We've no further information on these toys as yet. Given they are giftsets, they are likely store exclusives. We may learn more at Botcon next week, or at the SDCC in July. As always, watch this space for more information.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
A new ebay auction
has surfaced offering the rumored new Botcon 2014 Flamewar attendee-only exclusive. These new images show the figure off from various angles in both modes. Flamewar is a reuse of the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Arcee
deluxe figure and is based off of the 2005 attendee exclusive
of the same name.
Check out all the new images by clicking the title bar.Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
:Apple's iTunes website
has posted up the brief, 3-page preview for Transformers: Windblade #3:
Transformers: Windblade #3
THE FATE OF CYBERTRON! WINDBLADE learns more about the new face of CYBERTRON—and lesson number one is: never underestimate STARSCREAM! She’s trapped in a no-win situation—but what is the scheming DECEPTICON really after, and how far will he go to keep WINDBLADE out of his way?
The full comic will be out on June 25, but for now check out the preview after the jump if you don't mind spoilers (and check back that week for the TFW review too)!Read Replies (0)