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11:30 PM on 03.03.2015

Take a first look at Masterpiece Tracks in color, flight mode, and accessories

It's been less than two weeks since we got our first look at Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece Tracks and things appear to be moving along quickly. Already we're being treated to some full color images of the A...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker




Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon photo
Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon
by Scarecroodle

A few years back, collectors caught their first glimpse of Mecha Workshop's Armarauders line. While the giant fighting robots were awesome, I was even more excited to see that the line used tiny articulate pilots who could fit into the machines. Sure, it's a display option that probably won't see as much use as battle poses, but it's an incredible extra.

Of course, the pilot isn't alone: also included in this set is a docking station, which apparently connects to the box diorama (not included with the prototype) to create a larger scene. All of which, mind you, is just an extra to a fully-functional battling machine with a huge amount of articulation and a lot of optional accessories.

Full review after the jump.

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What's in a name? Mecha Workshop explains the name origins for its Armarauders line photo
What's in a name? Mecha Workshop explains the name origins for its Armarauders line
by Scarecroodle

Mecha Workshop recently posted an image and an explanation for the names used in its Armarauders line... and it matches what I had originally guessed!

Bellerophon is, indeed, named after the Greek hero (a fact made more evident by the existence of that Pegasus drone, as the hero Bellerophon flew on the winged horse Pegasus to slay the dreaded Chimera -- a beast with the head of a lion, a goat, and a snake (which was its tail) -- which had been terrorizing Lycia. The term "chimera" would later go on to mean a composite creature with the parts of other animals). Much like the Pegasus of lore, the Pegasus Drone apparently connects to Bellerophon to help with him with a flight mode.

Armarauders itself comes from "Armored Marauders" so I was fairly close since my first guess was "Armor Marauders."

This news once again reminds me that I need to check out the comic, perhaps just to see if the mech is used to fight chimeric aliens.

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8:00 AM on 02.28.2015

Play With This Too launches Lost Protectors Kickstarter

There are a lot of third party groups these days making unofficial Transformers figures, but here's one with some real credibility. Play With This Too is a new company made up in part of former Hasbro and toy industry em...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers Generations

Hasbro promised to deliver to Transformers fans and collectors at Toy Fair 2015 and they sure didn't let people down. There have been a lot of rumors over the years, but the big surprises weren't in who they showed, but what ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:00 AM on 02.14.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro reveals some of their Transformers Generations plans

Hasbro is offering a sneak peek at their plans for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars line to be shown this weekend at New York Toy Fair. Many figures that have been long rumored have finally been confirm, though we'r...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:30 AM on 02.14.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.07.2015

Action Toys brings back GoBots at C3 convention

There are always surprises at conventions, but did anyone expect to see GoBots make a return like this? Visitors at Hong Kong's C3 anime convention were treated to just that. Though officially listed as Machine Robo, manufact...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 01.30.2015

3A adds more images of their massive movie Megatron

As promised 3A has officially begun taking order on their impressive take on Transformers: Dark of the Moon Megatron and with it comes new images and details. The figure officially stands at a stunning 18.5 inches tall, dwarf...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 AM on 01.25.2015

Takara Tomy adds Aerialbots, obscure repaints to Japanese Transformers lines

Recently Takara Tomy teased an image of Superion's silhouette announcing their plans for Hasbro's Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars figures. This past week they released images of the Aerialbots including Slingshot...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



8:30 PM on 01.20.2015

Hong Kong event might confirm several Transformers rumors

Normally I'm hesitant to report on rumors when there's no concrete evidence, but lately some lingering rumors appear to be gaining legs. That includes the rumors of new Masterpiece figures from Takara Tomy and some really une...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker