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9:00 PM on 09.30.2014

TF4 home video special features reveals new Grimlock figure

Ever watch a video of a figure developer's workshop and stare madly at their work environment trying to find traces of something that hadn't been seen before? Well, fans picking up Transformers: Age of Extinction didn't have ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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8:00 PM on 09.30.2014

D-Style Optimus Prime assembles its pre-orders

It was way back in February at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter that Kotobukiya made a small announcement that Optimus Prime would be joining their D-Style line of super deformed robot model kits. It was only a matter of time as t...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Kotobukiya pulls the trigger on D-Style Megatron

[Added a second, clearer image from AmiAmi to the gallery] No real surprise that Kotobukiya wouldn't be able to stop at just one. Over at the All Japan Model Hobby Show 2014 they've revealed the follow up to their previously ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Funko's Hikari Transformers are feeling a little distressed *and* golden photo
Funko's Hikari Transformers are feeling a little distressed *and* golden
by Scarecroodle

Funko today unleashed a double double set of reveals (ie, two reveals of two figures): "Distressed" and "24k" copies of Hikari Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (Transformers), all of which are currently up for pre-order.

While most people associate the word "distress" with an emotional state of anxiety or sadness, it's also a term for making an object look older by simulating wear over time. It's an idea that the "Distressed" deco on this figures accomplishes in some senses even if the figures don't look aged (the Battle Ready versions of the characters looked far more like antiques). The "Distressed" Optimus and Bumblebee are limited to 1,000 pieces each, have a US$80 MSRP, and are slated for an October release.

The "24k" versions of Optimus and Bumblebee are not, as one might expect, actual gold-plated versions of the figures. Instead these Books-a-Million exclusives have merely been given a gold paintjob that looks surprisingly good. I'm usually not a fan of gold variants but the choice just seems somewhat natural given that the characters are naturally metallic. These two are somewhat counter-intuitively cheaper than the "Distressed" versions, clocking in at a US$50 MSRP apiece. They're limited to 600 pieces each and are apparently in-stock now.

As always, you can win one of these via Funko's Facebook contest.

[ Pre-order "Distressed" Optimus | Bumblebee at Entertainment Earth ]

[ Order "24k" Optimus | Bumblebee at Books-a-Million ]

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7:00 AM on 09.19.2014

Hasbro Toy Shop has a 20% off promo on most action figures

Hasbro Toy Shop recently sent out an email announcing that "most" of its action figures would be available for 20% off with the promo code "SUPER20" (and free shipping on orders over US$50). After doing a bit of soul-searchin...

Scarecroodle

1:00 AM on 09.18.2014

RIP Hub: Discovery kills joint television venture with Hasbro

It was only a matter of time, but soon Discovery will be announcing the end of their joint television venture with Hasbro, the Hub Network. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Discovery will soon be taking over control ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Takara Tomy reveals hidden secret in MP Star Saber's Shield

Just when you think there's nothing left to say about Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber, Takara Tomy gives us something new. We've known for a while that Star Saber would come with a shield as it showed up in a few scans an...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 09.13.2014

Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber and Exhaust get full color galleries

I hope you aren't tired of listening to me ramble on about how amazing these figures are because I'm sure not tired of doing it. Thanks to a combination of official galleries and photos from Takara Tomy designer TFYuki on Twi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 09.11.2014

FuRyu's Transformers 4 Bumblebee prize figure is impressive

FyRyu's first shots at doing Transformers prize figures are actually pretty impressive. Their first figure, Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, comes loaded with finely sculpted details, and the type of paint ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



DO WANT: August 2014 photo
DO WANT: August 2014
by Scarecroodle

With the somewhat unexpected departure of Pedro last month (who we all thank for his years of service and wish him nothing but the best), Tomopop has fallen a little behind in the features department over the last couple of weeks. As such, the month's DO WANT! ran a few days late as I tried to quickly pull things together.

Hit the jump to see me once again host the Monthly DO WANT! feature and, well, to see the editors' wants.

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7:00 PM on 09.02.2014

MP Star Saber gets a surprisingly low price and distant release date

It took long enough, but Takara Tomy has finally given us all of the details we've been begging for over the last few months. Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber has finally been officially designated number MP-24 in the line...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



4:00 PM on 09.02.2014

Transformers Masterpiece 23 announced as Decepticon Exhaust

When Takara Tomy or Hasbro come out with a new Transformers figure one of the first things they do in development is figure out how to make the most out of the figure's sculpt. For the more expensive to make Masterpiece figur...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker