By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The latest edition of Dengeki Hobby magazine has been released in Japan, and among the news contained within its pages are the names of the Generations Mini-Con Assault Team. Known only as "Mini-Con Assault Team" in the US on the packaging, and by fans as "the Mini-Con three pack" or "Mini-Con Guy", it might interest you to know that for Japan the combined mode and the three Mini-Cons that make up the combination all have individual names. The combined form is known as Centuritron, with the helicopter being named Windsheer, the jet Runway and the tank Heavy Tread.
Please note these names are only for the Japanese market - the US might well get him under a different name altogether.
In other news, the Transformers Go! redeco of Thundertron, Go Prime, is stated to be a toy-only character and will not appear in the direct-to-DVD animation for the series. And in something which may or may not be of interest, the new Transformers Cloud series is referred to in the magazine as Transformers Generations Cloud - suggesting this new exclusive series is a subset of the Generations line and not a complete stand alone.
Many thanks to Snakas for the heads up on this news
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Reprolabels November Update
Posted by News Fetcher on November 24 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
have sent out their latest update! This pre-Thanksgiving update gives us a neat selection of new sticker sheets, including customization sheets for the most recent Masterpieces, Prowl
, as well as ones for the IDW Generations Deluxe Trailcutter
On the Beast Hunters front, Reprolabels offers up another Prowl set, this time to customize your Beast Hunters Prowl
, and another set of Beast Hunters Predacon
On the third party front, the last two Uranos figures, Falcon
, get upgrade sets to convert their looks into full Slingshot and Skydive homages, while iGear's Cogz and Veer
also get a shared set.
A repro set for Generation 1 Sky Garry
and "cyberglow" labels for Fall of Cybertron Grimlock
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
For our next gallery update we are sharing with you an advance look of one of the upcoming Transformers Generations Deluxe Class releases. Goldfire
is an IDW comics pack-in strongly inspired by Generation 1 Throttlebot Goldbug, the upgraded and matured version of Bumblebee. As well as featuring a sharp deco, Goldfire features a head sculpt which draws inspiration from the original Goldbug's head design.
Goldfire is a redeco of the Deluxe Bumblebee
inspired by the IDW Comics Transformers Ongoing series. As mentioned, Goldfire features a new and, in this fan's humble opinion, superior deco. In place of the too-bright yellow plastic is a nice deep golden plastic, with black and navy blue used on the robot mode as a contrast. The head is a brand new sculpt for this toy, and helps to give this mold its own identity as well as taking a few strong cues from the original Goldbug. Overall the look of the toy is superb, although it is the same base mold as the Generations IDW Bumblebee underneath, which had a few flaws which are present here too, such as limited lateral elbow motion and a large number of car parts hanging off the robot mode. That being said, if you passed on the earlier IDW Deluxe Bumblebee, then this is certainly the better version of the mold to check out.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:Ontario Collectors Con
is very pleased to welcome voice actor Townsend Coleman, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Rewind in Generation 1 and Sentinel Prime in Transformers Animated to the January event. He is also known for his memorable roles as the voice of Michaelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the titular character in The Tick. Mr. Townsend will be available all day for autographs and photos.
The 2014 Ontario Collectors Con
will be January 26th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Recently, we reported of images
of the Transformers Cloud Optimus Prime and Megatron figures. Now, official images have surfaced of these figures. These figures are exclusive to the new Transformers Cloud: Guardians of Time collaboration
venture with e-Hobby and TakaraTomy Mall. The availability of the exclusives are split between both companies, as TFC-A01 Optimus Prime figure is available exclusively from TakaraTomy Mall
while TFC-D01 Megatron is available through e-Hobby
The photos have been mirrored here, and you can check those out after the jump, as you can even see a few photos of Prime and Megatron locked in struggle! Notably, Optimus' wind vane/rifle is painted black and sports a silver Autobot symbol on the top. Also, his thighs appear to be a light gray or white, mimicking the Generation One cartoon design a bit more than previous releases. Megatron also sports a color scheme very reminiscent of his Generation One cartoon counterpart.
If you missed your chance to pick up either a Classics Optimus Prime
, Henkei Convoy
, or a GDO Megatron
, you can take advantage of ordering these for ¥ 5,940 each (roughly around $59 USD).Read Replies (0)