September 21, 2012
If you missed out on the SDCC 2012 Exclusive Bruticus, you can still build a big ol’ robot in disguise with the second 2012 wave from the Transformers Generations collection.
As you can see above, there are 5 figures in this series (Blast-Off, Brawl, Vortex, Swindle and Onslaught); collect them all and you’ve got a big, bad Bruticus on your hands. Individually, the Transformers are about 6 inches tall and can be purchased individually, if you’re more about the details than the big pictures– or just enjoy picking your faves.
August 20, 2012
BRUTICUS was an exclusive Transformer sold at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, but we managed to get our hands on a couple, so you can now snag it for yourself–even if you missed the Con! Combining figures include BLAST OFF, DECEPTICON BRAWL, ONSLAUGHT, SWINDLE and VORTEX, who create BRUTICUS when put together. Grab it today!
July 25, 2012
TFcon – Canada’s 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre- 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario with free parking.
Join us for the Transformers costume contest, Live Script Reading, Art Contest, Charity Auction benefiting Make-A-Wish Canada and much more, check out the Event Schedule for TFcon 2012 for full details. The convention exclusive figure is Shafter limited to 500.
TFcon 2012 features Canada’s largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers Voice Director Wally Burr, Transformers Creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actors Scott McNeil and Neil Ross, artists Derrick J. Wyatt, Andrew Griffith, Matt Moylan, Dan Khanna, Josh Perez, and Silas Zee plus Hasbro Canada, Jim Sorenson, Chris Ho (Vangelus) and Ben Dolle (Peaugh).
For more information check out http://www.tfcon.ca/ and you can RSVP to their 2012 Facebook event here.
June 3, 2012
A battle for the ages! Based on their appearance in TRANSFORMERS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and STARSCREAM arrive in this awesome 2-pack (also featuring some humans, but who cares when the robots in disguise are on the scene?).
The figures themselves are about 6 inches tall, can fully transform and come packaged with 3 full-length Transformers Prime episodes, meaning you can both catch up with the adventures or reenact them!
June 2, 2012
What’s cooler than a giant robot in a sweet cape?
This new version of Masterpiece Starscream appears to have resculpted and recolored parts, and also comes with the crown and cape from his coronation after the supposed death of Megatron.
The jewel-studded Coronation crown and billowing purple cape depict Starscream’s absurd flourish just before the arrival of the vengeful Galvatron. An intricate mixture of plastic and die cast, the MP-11 Masterpiece Coronation Starscream features arm-mounted guns. Following the calamitous Battle of Autobot City, Starscream finally fulfilled his vainglorious quest for leadership after opportunistically casting the battered Megatron adrift in space. Among the remaining Decepticons gathered in Astrotrain’s cargo hold, Starscream’s self-nomination for Decepticon leader triggered a secondary battle for leadership between Soundwave and the Constructicons. Later, on Cybertron, on the lilting current of a pompous coronation ceremony, Starscream was reverently presented with the resplendent leadership crown—only to be completely destroyed by Galvatron prior to the oration of what would have undoubtedly been a profound morale-boosting inaugural speech.
April 3, 2012
Peter Cullen, the man behind Transformers’ Optimus Prime, gets the star treatment on today’s RIPT APPAREL design. The voice actor pulls a Superman in the illustration, which is sure to give you plenty of cred among fans of the Robots in Disguise. Plus, $2 from every shirt sold goes to the Hasbro Children’s Fund, making this a choice that’s as kind as it is cool.
March 28, 2012
By: Ryan Whitwam (Geek.com)
The ongoing court battle between Asus and Hasbro might be a little surreal at times, but Hasbro, which holds trademarks on the term “transformer,” got some bad news today. A US district court judge has ruled that Hasbro could not stop Asus from making and selling an Android tablet called the Transformer Prime as the case continues winding its way to trial.
Asus released its first Transformer tablet in the spring of 2011, but it was not until the company put out the follow up Transformer Prime, that Hasbro went all decepticon. Hasbro began airing an animated series in late 2010 called, you guessed it, Transformers Prime. The toy maker claimed in court that consumers would be confused, thinking that the Asus tablet was part of the Hasbro line of products. That might not be as completely outlandish as it sounds on the face of it; Hasbro has, in the past, allowed its Transformers logo to appear on mice, USB drives, and other electronic products.
The judge was unwilling to grant Hasbro the preliminary injunction that would have stopped Asus from selling the device until the case was settled. In the decision, the judge used several justifications including the accuracy of the name. The Asus Transformer products “transform” into laptops with the aid of a keyboard dock. Additionally, Hasbro may have simply waited too long to act, thus weakening its claim of ongoing harm to its brand.
Hasbro played up the positives in the case thus far, pointing out that the judge did acknowledge the strength of the Transformers trademark in general. One last bit of juicy data from the courtroom, Asus revealed in filings that it has only moved around 80,000 Transformer Prime tablets since the device was released in January.
January 22, 2012
Fans of Transformers Prime can snag this great 6-inch figure based on the show and featured as one of San Diego Comic Con 2011′s signature EXCLUSIVE items. It’s a 6-inch tall rendering of Optimus Prime, featuring an amazing premium deco that’s unique to the figure and gives a great dramatic flair, sleek and metallic. Beyond the awesome transforming figure, though, this is one collectible where the package might actually be just as awesome. Called “The Matrix of Leadership”, the box converts into a wearable piece!
December 10, 2011
Imports are pretty much the cream of the Transformers crop and we’ve got a new one that’s sure to please. Take a look!
That’s six individual Transformers in one awesome Japanese box set. Part of the encore series, it’s a treat for anyone who’s made this their holy grail or has otherwise been on the look-out for something truly awesome to be the jewel in the crown for their collection of Robots in Disguise. When fully assembled, Devastator stands a whopping 12 inches tall and features full limb articulation and a number of weapons to help him take on any enemies you want to throw his way. A must-have for collectors!
December 9, 2011
It’s Decepticon versus Autobot once again and you get to decide who comes out on top! Based on their dynamic new looks in TRANSFORMERS PRIME, these 8-inch Transformers can stage an epic battle on your toyshelf! The two-pack also comes with the show’s human protagonists and a DVD featuring the series premiere– perfect for converting the uninitiated.
The set is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping out in January 2012, so if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll definitely want to get this one on its way!