By Sol Fury from TFW2005
:Movie Replicas Direct
has posted up some more listings for upcoming Transformers releases, complete with in package pictures. Headlining here is our first look at the Beast Hunters Predacon Leader Predaking in box - note that for Beast Hunters we are seeing a return to full-on squared boxes rather than the ones with angled corners we saw on the Prime and Fall of Cybertron Voyagers.
There's also a selection of Kre-Os in package. No new revelations on sets being released under the Kre-O Beast Hunters banner except that the Beast Blade Optimus Prime set will feature Optimus Prime and Laserback as a set of two - making this Laserback's second toy appearance.
By way of these listings and a pair of eBay auctions
we have a look at the Rescue Bots "'bot and human" two packs in package.
Lastly on an aside those waiting for Beast Hunters might not have too long to wait, and 2005 Boards member Canonball reports that a Fred Meyer store in Portland, OR is putting out the shelf tags for Beast Hunters already.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
The Transformers Live Action Movie Blog
is reporting that Transformers 4 will begin shooting in May 2013. This information comes via a Collider interview with Transformers 4 lead actor, Mark Wahlberg. Mark also goes into a little bit of detail on how him and Michael Bay ended up working together for the project: “That’s why Transformers came about, because we had such a great time working together [on Pain and Gain]. We kind of complemented each other throughout the entire process, what he does and what I do and what we were able to do together, and then after that I was like ‘Dude we gotta work together again,’ and he was like, ‘Well I got a project, you interested?’ (laughs)”
“We’re shooting Transformers in May, and then I believe we’re gonna do Ted 2 right after. They’re working on it now and we’ve kind of gone through the negotiation process. The great thing about it is Seth’s ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, man, in a way that most people don’t, like for instance The Italian Job we’ve been trying to do the sequel for 10 years. He’s a different kind of guy.”
You can view the interview with Mark from Collider at the link above.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've got one more toy to showcase to wrap up our coverage of Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3, so without further ado, here's Fall of Cybertron Air Raid
Air Raid is a remolded and retooled version of Shockwave, who was arguably the best of the initial three deluxe releases in this round of Generations. Air Raid gets an excellently done and very detailed new head, a new chest, plus a new gunblade weapon and a second sword weapon. It's the new weapons where the appeal of the toy lies, because the gunblade (replacing Shockwave's arm cannon) can not only convert between a gun and a sword form, but it can break down into the gunblade portion and a second gun (which looks a bit like something the Generation 1 Aerialbots used). The second gun can attach to the arm like Shockwave's arm cannon, giving you already a good selection of options for displaying this guy, and that's not without getting into the sword accessory, which can be combined with the gunblade (or its components) in a couple of different ways to form some rather impressive swords!
In short - half the fun of this toy comes from his accessories and in plugging them together to make a whole bunch of different weapon combos. That is ultimately why if you are thinking of passing on Air Raid you should probably think again - he's just plain fun
. This fan had the most fun he has had with a Transformer toy in a good while fiddling around with this one figuring out the many different weapon combinations, a selection of which are showcased in our gallery. Open the link below to check it out:Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Air Raid GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Generation One variant collectors take notice! In a bit of . . . interesting news to say the least, the Commemorative Series Optimus Prime
is seeing a re-release. While this in itself isn't odd news in light of some of the other re-releases we've been seeing, the nature of this one is a bit more interesting. From our Cybertron.CA
forums, member Bruticus reports that this reissue is in the Commemorative packaging . . . but it's the 25th anniversary Optimus Prime
figure! The notable differences of the figures are the shades of reds, blues, and grays used for the toy parts. The Autobot symbols appear to be tampo-stamped onto the figure as well (whereas the Commemorative issue has a label sheet).
You can view the original thread at Cybertron.CA by clicking here
, and you can view the mirrored images here after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Going almost hand in hand with our last news story, we have more unofficial Predaking toy news. 2005 Board member, Cenokibble, has stopped by to share with us prototype pictures of Mastermind Creations
' first offering from their Reformated Ferocicons project. First teased at this past years TFcon 3rd Party Panel
, Project Bull aka Not-Tantrum is revealed, giving us our first good look at the design aesthetic these figures will have. Shown in these pictures are the Bull mode, bull mode with weapons attached (A G1 style foot/cannon and daggers), leg mode, and of course, robot mode. Complete with evil sneer. Also shown in these pics is the combined mode's sword. Named the Oppenheimer sword, It practically dwarfs Voyager Classic Prime.
See all these amazing pictures by clicking the title bar. The fans once again have a choice with their 3rd Party combiners. The only question is if you plan on starting your new combiner with a closed fist or a leg up? Discuss in our 3rd party forum!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Recently, we reported on a new 3rd Party combiner
. This time around, an unofficial Predaking figure. At the time of reporting, a third party group had not yet laid claim to the figure and details, other than a teaser of the combined robot itself, were sparse. The name of the company is Unique Toys from Singapore and they've started a Facebook page
for fans to friend and watch all the progress of this beast. They've been pummeling us with news since this project's announcement and in just over a week we now have:
Prototype Images of the first figure, War Hawk (aka Divebomb). Including a preorder on site sponsor Robot Kingdom
. Figure is set for a January release.
Teaser images for War Panther, War Rhino and War Bull
A recent interview
with the group states that the size of the combined robot is in scale with Maketoys Giant and Fansproject Colossus. It's unknown if that means A) the figure will be the same size as those two, or if B) he will be in "G1 Toy Scale", which is larger than those two characters.
Click the title bar to check out all of the pics from Unique Toys' Facebook page and join the discussion in our Warlord Beasticons thread!Read Replies (0)