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Transformers Toy News

Snakas has a summary of the latest issue of Figure Oh (Figure King)


◆ 1 page Transformers cloud-related products (Starscream / Brawn)

◆ Introduction of Masterpiece MP-13B Sound Blaster.  Included are images of Masterpiece Ratbat and some of the accessories due with the figure which include a red Megatron gun (strangely) and red energon cubes

◆ Introduction of the March releases of Transformers Generations Minicons Assault Team, Armada Starscream.

◆ Optimus Prime Premier Edition with comparisons to the standards toy

◆ iPhone 5/5s Transformers case

◆Winter WOnderfest coverage

◆ interview of Hasui AkiraSatoru Mr. TF developer of Takara Tommy Page 1.

The contents includes information on Transformers Masterpiece Wheeljack.  

* When transforming Wheeljack you do not need to remove the wings
* Negotiations with car manufactures are easier due to another Tomy toy range, similar to Matchbox
* Color of the car mode is closer to the actual vehicle.
* Thanks to sales of MP Prowl / Streak, Wheeljack's mold may not have to be reused in order to break even
* The first three MPs were meant to be super cars

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 25th February 2014 at 09:35:12 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

We have updated the toy gallery section of the website with our first update of 2012, the Kero Kero Ace exlusive Starscream (also known as KeroScream or FrogScream).  The figure came free with the Feb 2012 issue of Kero Kero Ace which we purchased recently along with the Beast Wars II DVD.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 14th January 2012 at 16:24:18 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Toy-Hobby-World have posted three scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine. The scans have another look at the next Japanese Luck Draw figure, Sentinel Prime, as well as showing some new images of the upcoming DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime and Human Alliance Soundwave toy. Check out the mirrored scans below.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 26th October 2011 at 08:47:18 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Following on from our 1997 TV Boy scans, you will now find 5 new galleries in out Japanese Magazine scan archive from 1998 TV Boy (TV Kun).

As a bonus you can also find the August 2011 TV Boy

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 29th August 2011 at 14:36:37 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Thanks to ModXToys I am able to bring you some scans from the Jan 2010 issue of Hyper Hobby Magazine.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 10th December 2010 at 09:56:13 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

I have uploaded some new Japanese hobby magazine galleries this morning. You can find galleries of both the Feb and March 2010 issues of Dengeki Hobby as well as the March issue of Hyper Hobby Magazine. All some some Transformers figures shown within them. The March issue of Hyber Hobby actually includes their "Top 10 Toys for 2009" lists, of which Transformers has three figures appear in the list for top robot toys. RA01 Optimus Prime at number 5, RA-24 Buster Optimus Prime at number 8 and Disney Label Mickey Mouse at number 10.

Dengeki Hobby 2010-03
Dengeki Hobby 2010-03
(322 images)
Hyper Hobby 2010-03
Hyper Hobby 2010-03
(120 images)

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 22nd February 2010 at 12:54:35 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

The latest issue of Hyper Hobby Magazine has been released a day early as the 1st November falls on a Sunday. Most of the contents are the same as the last few months, Bazooka Optimus Prime, EZ Collection, Disney Label Donald Duck and the Cassette Volume 3 pack. What interested is the cassette volume 3 pack is listd as being delayed due to problems with the metal mold that needed to be replaced.

Device Label Broadcast (Blaster) has now been renamed as Broadblast! No reason is given for the name change and but it appears that the release of the toy has now slipped again to 2010. Originally the figure was suppose to have been released in September 2009.

Credit to Snakas for the news.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 31st October 2009 at 10:31:06 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

We have updated the Magazine section of LuckyDrawTransformers.com, the worlds only dedicated website to the "Lucky Draw" competition prize Transformers, with sixty nine new galleries.  The galleries include each months TV-Boy and Hyper Hobby from November 2007 through to the October 2009 issues as well as the January 2008 through October 2009 issues of TV Magazine.

Our thanks go to modxtoy.com for the original scans which have allowed us to fill in the gaps for this period.

The galleries can also be found within the Magazine section of Transformers At The Moon.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Sunday, 6th September 2009 at 16:13:31 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Earlier this year we started what we called our "Lucky Draw Research Project". This mini-project involved us trying to track down any and all hard evidence relating to the Takara Japanese Exclusive campaign prize draw Transformers figures known as Lucky Draw toys.

The project, which we had technically started several years ago with online research, involved us spending quiet a bit of time and an awful lot of money to buy back issues of various Japanese toy , TV and collectors magazines. There were a few issues to get over with the research.

  • Language barrier - though our Japanese is far better than it used to be thanks to some lessons a few years ago
  • Lack of online information, other than on the Lucky Draw Transformers website
  • Age - the magazines we were after date back to 1997, with some issues required from 1987/1988.
  • Range of magazines - the magazines, which are released monthly included TV Boy, TV Magazine, Hyper Hobby Magazine and Comic BonBon (that's over 10 years worth of 4 magazines, at 12 magazines a year), which works out at 480 magazines.

Anyway we bought over 150 magazines over a month and had them shipped into the UK (which was a whole new story) where we had to sort through them, document the information and then scan each of the magazines for evidence. We decided to scan any and every page which featured Transformers on them, as well as a few other series which we liked such as Microman.

Anyway the first batch of updates are now available on Transformers At The Moon in our In The Media section. The new galleries include Lucky Draw Transformers toys, Transformers protype and testshot toys, a Beast Wars II manga and much more. The Issues also include the Hyper Hobby magazine which featured the Black Rodimus Convoy toy currently on eBay:-

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Sunday, 24th August 2008 at 20:27:38 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

This isn't really news, though will related to some in the future, but we have 5 new auctions on ebay at the moment to try and recover some of the money we spent researching Lucky Draw Transformers figures this year (costing us over $1000).

We've decided to sell the Japanese Magazines which we bought from Japan, breaking them down into five categories. The auctions on ebay are for the following:

Japanese Magazines

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 18th July 2008 at 22:14:10 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Snakas has updated his blog with some information from the latest issue of the Japanese hobby magazine Figure King (フィギャア王) which is issue125.

The issue contain articles on the Japanese release of the Marvel Crossover series as sell as images Henkei Prowl and Sunstreaker, though it was the US versions that were used in the photographs.  The Japanese version of Classics Ramjet (Henkei Ramjet) and Classics Skyfire were also shown.  If that was not enough, the issue contains a the "Metroplex Story" which contained the history of the figure from a dialcone concept art, through the original G1 release and onto the Encore reissue.

An article was also published on the Transformers Alternity line with a silhouette of the Convoy figure being shown along with the words "Next Transformer Coming Soon".  The line is described by the author as a series that will succeed the concept of Binaltech.

Finally images are shown of the packaging of Encore Skywarp and Thundercracker which are released in June

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 24th June 2008 at 17:00:57 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Snakas has posted a report on the contents of this months Dengeki Hobby Magazine. Here is a basic summary.

Transformers Movie Battle Damaged Optimus Prime was shown. The information on the figure was the same as this months Figure King, but the photograph was larger.

The Transformers Binaltech BT-19 and BT-20 figures were featured in an article.

On the Henkei front, the Japanese Hot Rodimus figure was shown as were the western releases of Jetfire and Ramjet. Snakas notes that Figure King has much more information on the figures.

Encore Omega Supreme and the Mini-bot set were featured with the same information as Figure King.

A "correction article" was published on the downsizing of Transformers in Japan which also covered the revival of the Binaltech line. Snakas publishes a quote from the article which talks about quality over quantity, and how the line (Transformers) is now becoming more popular again.

Finally there is an article discussing the relationship / connection between Zoids and Transformers. The article talks about how in trying to get everything ready for the Transformers Movie in 2007, the developement of Zoids was put on the backfoot.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 25th April 2008 at 09:54:26 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News

Type-R has uploaded some scans of the latest Japanese collectors magazines showing off the Transformers Revoltech Starscream and Hot Rodimus, Encores Sky Lynx and Jazz, Transformers Movie Trans-Scanning figures, Masterpiece Starscream USA Edition, Wonderfest G1 Colors Arcee, Allspark Power Black Arcee, and Transformers Henkei to TFWorld2005

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 28th January 2008 at 18:13:11 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy NewsFan to Fan have two lengthly articles covering the latest issues of figure Oh and Dengeki Hobby Magazine, both of which are packed with Transformers content. Images from the magazines include Masterpiece Skywarp, Japanese Transformers Movie figures and MP3 Soundwave

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 26th June 2007 at 08:26:26 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Toy News Fan to Fan have images from various Japanese toy magazines showing off the Transformers Movie toys. Unfortunatley they appear to be having a few issues with their server at the moment.

The most interesting images are those of the Protoform Optimus Prime and Starscream toys, which are the same colour as those released in the West. This is different from the preview images shown on the e-Hobby shop website, which shows the toys in the more metallic silver colours.

Category: Transformers Toy News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 26th May 2007 at 11:30:20 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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