Apparently it was too early to observe that the flow of leaks via Weibo had seemed to subside, as usual-suspect "tf-factory" has put out a few minor items in the last little while. We’ve got copies of the final stock images for Voyager wave 1, showing the packaging and robot and vehicle images for Optimus Prime and Megatron. This is not our first time seeing the Voyager packaging, as it had been displayed at Summer Wonderfest in Japan immediately after SDCC. We also have images of the covers for the Hasbro Asia variants of the instructions for wave 1 Battle Masters, which brought an interesting detail to light, especially when taken together with the Voyager packaging. Click through to find out more!
Emiliano Santalucia shares some images of the original designs for the epic Transformers Titans Return Overloard figure. Emiliano gives up some insights on the character’s design that was said to have gone through many revisions before they they settled on the final production version that fans have been begging for ever since forever. Read on to see the images and Emiliano’s comment’s below.
The official Transformers Facebook page has updated once again with a new video to promote the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline! Today, the robot cast of the film (as represented by stop-motion animated Premier Edition action figures!) attends a screening! Optimus Prime has the bad luck of being seated next to the extremely noisy Barricade – but since this is an all-ages video, Barricade gets off fairly easy in the end. Keep reading to see!
Here’s a story that Mooore than meets the cheese, the Wisconsin cheese makers Cow Candy have partnered with Hasbro to make branded editions of their cheese snacks. They have two products based on the My Little Pony and Transformers properties. The Transformers snacks are a pink concoction of monterey jack cheese and fruit juice called “Optimus Prime Fruit Punch Jack Cheese.” The package shows a nice robot shot of the Autobot Leader from the Robots in Disguise cartoon. Read on for the full product info and shots of the packaging.
Thanks to Twitter user Nic Hughes who has posted an image of the official Hasbro letter confirming this will be the last BotCon produced by the Fun Publications group. Rumors have been going around ever since Pete Sinclair hinted at it eariler this year. The convention that has been a mainstay for fans every year has seen a big decline in interest since FP took over the show. It is not sure if, who or when another official Transformers dedicated event will take its place at this time.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Hollywood – in the form of Paramount Pictures – is teaming up with Hasbro to create a Cinematic Universe based on Hasbro properties. Micronauts, Rom: Spaceknight, MASK, and Visionaries are slated to tie into existing film franchise GI Joe, and a writer’s room is being assembled in the vein of the one created for the Transformers Cinematic Universe. Transformers is assumed to remain separate – though there was that first Micronauts promotional image, so we’ll see! Keep reading for details.
Big events mean big reveals and Hasbro definitely has one planned for New York Comic Con this weekend. On their new Pulse website Hasbro quietly posted a group silhouette with Titan Wars Blaster standing front and center. Titan Wars has been one of Hasbro’s worst kept secrets after being leaked (intentionally or unintentionally) at this year’s BotCon. There was also that leaked image of Blaster that has been believed to be real. They’ve made references to the line without calling it by name since then, but it seems they’re finally ready to show off the goods!
Based on the outlines other characters appear to include Overkill, Hardhead, and a Headmaster beast on the right that has been debated as either Skullcruncher or Horri-Bull along with a lot of smaller figures that can’t be easily ID’d. Hasbro is expected to have one of their larger showings at NYCC between Star Wars and Transformers so expect some big announcements from them this weekend!
Reviewer Thew Adams has released a new video today covering Transistor, the next entry in Masterpiece-style transforming figures by Keith’s Toy Or Possibly Fantasy Club. The outcome is generally positive with only minor points to the negative and perhaps a fragility warning to be had. If you’re curious, this review can fill in a lot of information for you in an easy chunk of about six minutes. Click through and check it out!
Michael Bay’s official account has posted a 10-minute outtake reel to Vimeo! Plenty of behind-the-scenes action to be seen, along with a couple of cameras falling victim to the master of explosions. Also notable: Kelsey Grammer covered in blood and ash, saying “I was this close!” Keep reading to see it for yourself!