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This area of the website is dedicated to Transformers news. Currently this website contains 1863 news stories divided over 125 pages. You can submit a news story by using our news submission page.

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Transformers Toy News

Dengeki Hobby has confirmed that the LG-EX reissue of Blue Big Convoy, officially called "Phantom Blue Color Big Convoy", is set for a Jan 2019 release priced at 8000 yen + tax exclusively via the Takara Tomy Mall. The toy is based on the TV Magazine prize campaign figure from the 1990s but will have changes much like the general reissue, has a slightly different colour scheme, and will come in the LG Series packaging.

You can view images of the new figure after the jump along with an image of the original toy. 

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 10:26:14 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Twitter user Ryan Sheehey has shared the first images of the upcoming Studio Series figures Sideswipe, Barricade, Crankcase and World War II Bumblebee which are on display at Fan Expo Canada. All four toys are set to be are deluxes with Sideswipe coming with the dual-wield double-barrel guns he had in Transformers:Dark of the Moon, Crankcase appears to be a repaint of Crowbar mold but with a new head, and the WWII-style Bumblebee comes in an accurate military green paint job.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 30th August 2018 at 09:16:43 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Fans Hobby has announced that their first testshot of the tank half of their upcoming MB-08 Double Evil (Overlord) will be on display at TFNation 2018 which takes place next weekend in Birmingham England!

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 13th August 2018 at 14:49:54 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Hasbro Inc have released some official stock images of their upcoming Transformers: Power of the Primes Punch/Counterpunch and Repugnus figures which we have mirrored below.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 11th July 2018 at 08:28:03 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Figure King Magazine has revealed the first small photo of part of the upcoming Masterpiece Convoy (Optimus Prime) Version 3 along with the gold MP-10 Convoy and MP-27+ Lazerwave!

You can view the images below:

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 24th May 2018 at 13:13:24 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Dengeki Hobby have posted some new images of the latest announced diaclone inspired Masterpiece figure MP-42 Cordon. Cordon is a police Sunstreaker who comes with less accessories than the original MP figure.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 15th May 2018 at 13:16:13 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Diagnostik80 has provided us with a fun Top 10 looking at his most wanted Transformers Masterpiece redecos that haven't happened yet (or never will)!! Check it out on his YouTube channel here:

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Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Diagnostik80 - on: Saturday, 27th January 2018 at 15:00:51 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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During an interview with The Full Force podcast Mark Weber, ex-Manager of Global Brand Development for G.I. Joe and Transformers at Hasbro, touched on some of his concepts for the Transformers brand (6hr 19min), including "Generation Three", as well as the interview process with Hasbro (6hr 10min).

The first line he worked on was BotShots and that they wanted to do multi-packs. Their pitch was "Volcano Battle Autobots" and he thought that if you were doing groups of five robots then you should just do combiner teams even if they can't combine, because the characters were already established within the mythos and would mean more to both the average fan and to the die-hard collectors.  The first toy set he did was the Stunticon BotShot pack.

Combiner Wars came out of the story pitch idea with IDW where they wanted to get all of the combiners together to have a big fight.

When he first pitched the toy idea he said "Looked it's worked before where you take a larger robot and you add the limbs and if you make the connectors universal then you can reuse the tooling a million times down the road in different combinations and the voyager center should support the deluxe size arms and legs and if you throw in the legends class, the little tiny guys, and make that another part of it ... it was a way to link three different price builds."

When asked by Chris, the host, as to how excited were the people he was pitching it to Mark talked about how he had all of the original combiners with him and would take them with him to show them how it worked. He said that it was something that worked before and that they hadn't really done it well ever since. They were a little lukewarm as they had done Powercore combiners recently, but that they had ignored so many of the things that made it cool, that the new pitch got them excited.  He also put forward having a new concept a year and he had a couple of different ones that he wanted to use. Combiner Wars as his favourite and it was going to be the second one. He felt that because it was strong that it needed to come out first as he was so sure that it was going to be a big deal. The retailers liked it so well that it was extended by 6 months. They pitched it to retailers that it would be a trilogy of Combiners Wars, Titans Wars (later changed to Titans Return due to legal) and then Power of the Primes as the finale. For him, he just wanted to get out Combiner Wars.

The one thing that he regrets was not being able to launch a fully branded G3 (Generation Three) with all new stuff, all new characters and all new styles which he was dying to get there but he didn't end up going in that direction.  He said that G2 was such a big deal for Transformers he doesn't understand why they haven't just done G3.

The basic concept that he wanted to have was that the Ark 2.0, a different Autobot ship comes to Earth chasing Decepticons, maybe not crashing, so that instead of being the pursued they were the hunters. All he wanted was an anti-hero for the Autobots sort of along the lines of Grimlock but not in the aggressive dinobot nature, but someone that Optimus could argue with and that you could take the side of. So that you can have a hero-vs-hero line, like Marvel Civil War, so that you could be on either side of the argument but be fully passionate about it. He hadn't fully fleshed out the character any more than that but he wanted them to be new, he didn't want it to be Grimlock's crew, Springer and the Wreckers, he wanted it to be a brand new guy that fans could rally around or dislike because he was so anti-Optimus.

He wanted new styles such as a large snowplow that would become a shield or something. His big pitch was to have a black and grey Decepticon that would probably be a lieutenant rather than the leader, but he would turn into a hearse and would have been called Tombstone, which was passed as being ok by the legal team. He knew it was campy but it would be a bigger vehicle and would give them some bulk.  It's where the name of the G.I.Joe figure came from as he loved the name.

He thinks it would have been big and a lot of the designers that he worked with are still there, even though many of the Transformers staff has been turned over. He holds out hope that some of the ideas may still see the light of day.

He thinks that going Generation 3 would be a natural fit for the next line. He doesn't know where they are going next but he thinks that new characters are desperately needed for lines such as Transformers and G.I.Joe rather than trying to reboot the characters that have not been redone recently.

You can listen to the podcast by following the link at the start of this post. Whilst the full 9 hour podcast covers Transformers including unreleased figures shown by us here at Transformers At The Moon, the interview section starts at 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 6th December 2017 at 11:18:45 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Thanks to the Facebook pages for Planet Iacon and KamenHanej we now have some in-hand images of the Transformers Titans Returns Siege of Cybertron giftset which you can view after the jump

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 7th June 2017 at 14:15:44 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

TFW2005 member bla has posted some pictures of his in-hand Titans Returns Trypticon figure which is due for official release later this month. You can check out the images here.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 7th June 2017 at 10:47:30 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Planet Iacon revealed the first solicitation for a re-release of Masterpiece Lambor is coming in the form of MP-12+. There are no details as yet on what the plus will be, though it is expect to be a recolour perhaps to be more show accurate or with additional accessories. You can view the reveal on Facebook.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at 08:43:35 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Japanese Hobby Magazines have revealed that the next Masterpiece figure, MP-39, shall be Sunstreaker! The toy comes complete with Chip Chase, much like the 3rd Party Badcube release, along with a mask from the Generation One TV Episode.

You can view the images after the jump. 

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 22nd May 2017 at 17:06:55 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Rare Optimus Prime collector, Andy Santi, has posted word on Facebook that he has one of the banned MP-23 Exhausts for sale. The version he is selling is the version with the original paintjob that was closer to the Malborough triangle and caused the issues which led to the figure's paint applications being changed and, ultimate, the figure being banned for release outside of Japan.

You can view some images at https://www.facebook.com/groups/557159560981166/permalink/1516201568410289/ as well as after the jump.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 5th May 2017 at 14:53:38 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Hasbro have sent out renders of their upcoming Titans Returns Slugslinger and Misfire figures which can be viewed after the jump along with the Legends Dinosaurer vs Metroplex image

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 7th March 2017 at 08:45:48 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TakaraTomy have tweeted out a photograph showing the upcoming Legends Trypticon against Metroplex.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 6th March 2017 at 12:11:40 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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