Archive for Toy Reveal
Well, this is a surprise! Over the weekend, Hasbro revealed MISFIRE and SLUGSLINGER down under at Toy Fair Australia, which you can see at our friend Ben Yee’s website, BWTF.com. On Monday, they sent over some press images, which we’ve uploaded to the gallery. After the break, you can read the press release regarding these figures. They look great! Fine additions to the Titans Return line of Transformers, they are.
Day two is up! We have our Hasbro Transformers press kit images as well as our showroom galleries from Mattel, Bandai, Tomy, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Dark Horse, Diamond Select Toys, Fascinations, Good Smile Company, Hearts for Hearts Girls, Playmobil, Square Enix, The Loyal Subjects, and Tonnder Doll Company! And we got more Four Hourseman/Mythic Legions pictures, too!
Find it all at http://toyfair17.asmzine.com!
Hello, folks! In a prelude to the opening of Toy Fair 2017 tomorrow, Hasbro sent out a press release and images of the upcoming Titans Class Trypticon! This robotic dinosaur is faithful to his Generation One counterpart but has been upgraded to Titan Master technology. Full-Tilt is now a full size Deluxe figure with robot mode and Necro Titan Master head/figure. Plus, Trypticon can eat other Titan Master figures, and you can retrieve them from his stomach. Gross.
Below is the official press release as well as pictures, plus a picture released today on Hasbro’s Twitter account. We will see more tomorrow!
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITANS RETURN TRYPTICON Action Figure
(Ages 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $149.99/Available: Fall 2017)
The TRANSFORMERS battle explodes into uncharted territory when the TITANS RETURN! To control an ancient race of giant, city-sized warriors—TITANS—the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS must harness the power of TITAN MASTERS, smaller bots that give bigger bots enhanced abilities in battle. The ultimate Decepticon weapon is joining the Titans Return battle! Trypticon will destroy everything and devour everyone in his path. The Titan Class Trypticon figure is the largest figure in the 2017 Titans Return universe and is also the biggest Decepticon figure ever made. The towering T-Rex converts between 3 different modes: dino, spaceship, and city. When the figure is in city mode, it connects to Titans Return Leader Class figures (each sold separately) to form the giant Nemesis Command. When the figure is in T-Rex mode, it can “eat” Titan Master figures: Trypticon can chomp them down, then you can open his stomach to get them out. Comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure and a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure. Additional Titan Master figures are each sold separately, but with so many to collect, the Titans Return battlefield is a veritable all-you-can-eat bot buffet for Trypticon. Full-Tilt figure attaches to the Trypticon figure’s chest. Titan Master figure becomes the head for the Full-Tilt figure and works with all Titans Return Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Class figures (each sold separately). Also features a storage compartment in the figure’s tail.
Dropping tonight from Spy Monkey Creations is Battle Tribes, a new 2.5 inch compatible line of toys. These are perfect for you Glyos fans. This first wave consists of four figures, each oh which has five heads, three weapons, a shield, and removeable armor. This allows a lot of customization for the buyer, mixing and matching as she or he wants.
They look really neat! See the gallery below and the press release after the jump. You can buy these at 6:00 pm Pacific Time tonight in the Spy Monkey Creations Webstore
On Tuesday evening, the fine folks at Hasbro and Hunter PR were kind enough to set up Google Hangouts between the Transformers team and members of the fan sites. I will be updating ASM with info, but here are the highlights:
Powermaster Prime returns and he is GLORIOUS. He is 1988 in 2015 aesthetics and engineering. A nearly fully retooled Ultra Magnus, Op has his trailer with signature blue stripe, a base mode, Autobot Apex as a head, and a wonderfully articulated combined robot. I want him. Now.
A G2 Bruticus box set is coming. While he sports G1 Decepticon symbols, everything else screams G2. The colors are great – bright and vibrant. And he comes with Legends class Shockwave in an Action Master inspired deco.
Fortress Maximus was officially announced! We didn’t see his toy, but we did see colored artwork. The design team used an original G1 Fort Max to match colors. The toy itself will be revealed in February at Toy Fair!
New Robots in Disguise toys are coming! The new Cyclone Deployer type complements the others with new characters, and we have the return of Minicon Armor that snaps on figures and also becomes a weapon. New multiple figure sets are coming too.
Generations Alt-Modes: Okay, I admit, I’m not the intended audience for these. But maybe you are! Small vehicles with big robot heads auto transform with a pull of a tab. The TF team was inspired to make these blind packed toys after walking around the streets of Tokyo.
And finally — the Fan’s Choice Poll returns where YOU will vote on the next Titan Class! Yes, a Facebook poll opening November 24 will allow you to choose either Scorpinok, Trypticon, or Omega Supreme as the 2017 Titan Class figure.
No joke. We get to pick the big robot of 2017. Here’s the info straight from the folks in charge:
Starting November 24th on the official Transformers Facebook Page (Facebook.com/Transformers), fans will be able to cast a vote for which of the following fan-favorite characters should be added to the line:
Starting on 11/20, fans will be treated to campaign-style posts featuring each of the three characters, leading up to the official voting post, which will go up on 11/24 at 1 pm EST. The vote will be active from 1:00 PM EST to 3:00 AM EST. Fans will be able to vote in the comments section of the post.
Additionally, this will be the first Transformers Fan Vote that will include fans from China. Chinese fans will be voting on WeChat, and their vote totals will be joined with the Facebook vote totals to determine the winner, whose identity will be shared with fans in the near future.
I’ll be back with more news, but for now, look at ALL THE PICS.
POWERMASTER OPTIMUS PRIME WITH AUTOBOT APEX
FORTRESS MAXIMUS ART
GENERATION 2 BRUTICUS
NEW ROBOTS IN DISGUISE MINI-CONS
I know I haven’t talked much about Mortal Kombat on ASM. Truth is, I loved the original few games. Kitana and Sub-Zero? Those were my jam in the MK2 middle of a sandwich with MK1 and Ultimate MK3 as the… horrible analogy gone even more wrong. Anyway, suffice it to say, I plunked many a quarter into those games back in the day, but I didn’t keep up after I left college and didn’t have easy access to arcade games, nor a home console powerful enough to play the later versions.
But when I saw these pics from Mezco, I instantly thought two things: 1) Holy cow, things sure look different in Mortal Kombat X than I remember and 2) I wonder if I could still kick butt with Kitana. (Answer: No.)
Still, I may have to start looking at these MK figures that Mezco is putting out. They look rather nice, and the scale is great. Read more about it in the press release after the jump.
Star Wars Celebration starts tomorrow, and we’re getting caught up on these Funko announcements. At booth 1410, you will have the opportunity to buy a lot of awesome Funko Star Wars merchandise! We already showed you some of the exclusives; here are the rest!
Limited to 500
Limited to 1000
Limited to 750
Limited to 1000
24″ tall, features a left fist launcher and wheeled feet
24″ tall with wheeled feet and features a wrist and jetpack launcher
Man, I wish I was going to Star Wars Celebration…..
Funko has announced that they will be at Star Wars Celebration in just a few weeks, and if you are going, you can find them in booth 1410. And, of course, it would be a Funko convention showing without some cool exclusives! Here are the first five exclusives, and two more announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
When Hasbro first showed the Combiner Wars Superion and Menasor, many fans lamented the loss of Slingshot and Wildrider. However, Hasbro is bringing these characters to our shores (much like Takara Tomy will do for Japan)… although trademark loss means each has a new name.
So meet Brake-Neck and Gunslinger! In the upcoming weeks, we will learn which online stores will stock them in May.