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Megatron ‘gets off’ on Robot Chicken – Transformer toys return to TV!

You really can’t beat it when Transformers are featured on Robot Chicken. This latest clip shows Megatron firing his weapon via some decently conventional yet obscene methods. God I love this shit.

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Transformers meet Stanley Kubrick – “Full Die-cast Jacket” shirt at RIPT tomorrow

Megatron helmet t-shirt design

Megatron loses his hat!

I just caught wind of tomorrow’s RIPT Apparel t-shirt called “Full Die-cast Jacket.” If you’re scratching your dandruff-ridden heads about what that means, it’s meant to be a parody of Stanley Kubrick’s classic masterpiece “Full Metal Jacket.”  The artist is a long-time Transformers fan named Dann Matthews, you can check out more of his work at danndesigns.com.

The shirt will be on sale starting at midnight CST tonight so get your paypal passwords ready!

Full Metal Jacket

"I don't know but I've been told, Autobot pussy is full of mold!"

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Transformers pinball test machine hands on

Transformers pinball Megatron Multiball

A ton of fun!

I was lucky enough to get some time with the Transformers pinball machine today at a pinball tournament.

The game layout is final but the software still needs some tweaking, at least that is what I was told.  This is a test machine that is available for people in the know to play.  When you start the game, you are asked if you want to be a Decepticon or Autobot.  The game then plays out a little differently depending on your choice.  The scoring and video presentations are affected by this as well.

Transformers pinball test machine

The game plays very smoothly and has a variety of sub-games within.

I cannot claim to be a pinball expert (my high score was something around 6,000,000 and a free game is won at 29,000,000), but I had awful lot of fun playing this game.  It’s hard to watch the ball when there are so many fun animations on the screen!  There is a ramp which directs the ball into the Optimus Prime figure and creates an impact.  The sounds are great and are from the movie.  A version of the Transformers original theme can also be heard during game play.

Transformers pinball

Stock images for the win!


Videos of the game play will be posted soon. Every Transformers fan should give this game a whirl if you get the chance!

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Transformers United gets a new lease on life – Unicron, Windcharger, and more coming to Japan

Transformers United Windcharger and Wipe Out TakaraTomy Japan

"----A new challenger appears!"

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, then I hope I’ve been teaching you a thing or two about Transformer Toys and what to expect.  It should come as no surprise that today announcement came for another wave of Transformers United toys coming in 2012.  There were quite a few molds that never saw the light of day in Japan from the latest Generations line.  What you may not have expected though was the late release of a few deluxe-sized figures that never made it Japan from the Cybertron line. The rule of thumb is if it was release in one country, it will, some day, no matter how long it takes, be released in the other countries as well. I will die a nerd death defending this proverb.

These figures include Sharkticon, Optimus Primal, Beast Megatron, and the big little guy, Unicron in tank form. It’s almost dismissive how these figures never saw a release in the land of the Rising Sun, where they were most likely designed. Here in the USA, most collectors lament whenever they can’t get one little figure like Windcharger and forget the amount of exclusives toys we actually get. tsk tsk tsk…

Transformers United Deluxe Unicron from Cybertron Unicron tank

Look ma, no giant teeth!

Here is the finalize list of figures from Big Bad Toy Store:
TRANSFORMERS UN-23 RODIMUS CONVOY (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-24 WAPASU (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-25 THUNDER MEGATRON (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-26 THUNDER WING (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-27 WING CHANGER & DECEPTICON WIPE OUT (Release ETA: Jan 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-28 AKUSARON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-29 ARKU UNICRON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-30 OPTIMUS PURAIMARU (Release ETA: Feb 2012)
TRANSFORMERS UN-31 BEAST MEGATRON (Release ETA: Feb 2012)

It’s not quite apparent if Sharkticon will be named Sharkticon or be some weird version of the Axalon from Beast Wars. Here’s hoping for the Axalon version. Unicron will be a big hit, even with the recent larger releases. Not many caught the Cybertron version… although THIS Collecticon sure did. Expect the Windcharger / Wipe Out set to be exciting at first, but then be revealed for the lackluster release it is (especially when compared to the cool new Encore releases!).

Hey, at least there are no Optimus Primes this time! ^_^

Transformers United Thunder Megatron G2 Purple tank

Purple, and loving it!

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Transformers Chronicles Megatron – sorry that you didn’t pre-order this!

Transformers Dark of the Moon Chronicles Megatron

Somewhat screen-accurate!

Sometimes you just know. This was one of those times. As could be seen by previous blog posts, this Colleticon was taking quite an interest in the Chronicles sets. Looks like my patience paid off. Hello $50-more-valuable Japanese gift sets, how are you?

Transformers Chronicles chrome Megatron

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

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Decepticons hittin’ the town

Decpticons cosplay costume starscream soundwave megatron

3 Bad Bots


Coolest dudes ever? Sarcasm?

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Transformers Dark of the Moon G1 Chronicles sets – just what the hell are we getting in these sets?

G1 red black Megatron Dark of the moon chronicles set ad

Seriously, what the fuck is that thing supposed to be?!

Ok, I’ve had it.  I can stay quiet and bite my finger nails no longer.  The G1 Chronicles sets were announced ages ago and since then it’s felt like a circus to figure out just what the hell is actually coming in these sets.

Originally, it was announced that 2-packs for a G1 version of Megatron would be paired with the Dark of the Moon version, same for Optimus Prime.  The prices were expected to crest around $100.  A few different online retailers have been posting pre-orders for said 2-packs at prices ranging from $99-$125.  That’s all fine and fancy, except pretty much every online store has a different god damn photograph for the sets.  Apparently, no one knows what is actually coming in the sets, as indicated by the variety of photos supplying the listings.  See below:

Big Bad Toy Store G1 DOTM chronicles product listing

Dark of the Moon Chronicles listings on BBTS May 2011

Ages Three and Up G1 DOTM chronicles product listing

Dark of the Moon Chronicles listings on Ages Three and Up May 2011

Both the listings above are for the same sets of toys, from two different stores: Big Bad Toy Store and Ages Three And Up.  First off, it appears that BBTS has made note of the lack of solid information regarding these sets and has taken it upon their design staff to cleverly blur out the DOTM versions of Megatron and Optimus, leaving the G1 versions.  Ages Three and Up is using some sort of solicitation provided by presumably TakaraTomy featuring the Deluxe version of Optimus Prime with… hey what is that?? A Trailer?  No one seems to have made any noise about the fact that these solicitations show a God damn trailer with the basic sized version of Optimus!  That means TakaraTomy has made not one, not two, but THREE sizes of trailer to attach to Optimus!!  Good thing I’m here to spell this kind of blatantly obvious detail to you, Collecticons.  Ages Three and Up isn’t the only store using this solicitation, my buddies at Fan to Fan seem to be doing the same:

G1 DOTM chronicles product listing from Fan to Fan JP

Dark of the Moon Chronicles listings on FantoFan.jp May 2011

So what I am surmising is that the more recent solicitation for this set is what the non-US-based retailers are using to promote these mysterious sets.  Then there’s TFsource’s:

Dark of the Moon chronicles product listing on TFsource.com

Notice anything strange with this and Big Bad Toy Store’s listings? Wait for it… You’ll shit bricks!

I have never ever seen a G1 Megatron that looks like THAT thing on the right.  Not only that, but this completely contradicts the listings seen previously with the original Takara G1 Blue-legged gunmetal Megatron.  What the hell!?  I mean, I’d love an exclusive new deco, but blood red hands and inner thighs?  Charcoal legs and siding? Whoa. And if Megatron is going to be a completely new deco, (which is totally cool!) then one could assume G1 Convoy might also get a make-over.

So here are the big pressing questions left to ponder:

  • Will any of the figures have unique exclusive decos seen only in these two-packs?
  • Which accessories will be included for each figure?
  • Is the Chronicles banner going to be a sub-sect of Dark of the Moon or something new altogether?
  • Which figure molds are we ACTUALLY getting in these sets?

Now I, Diablien, would not just leave you all hanging, now would I?  Although I cannot answer these questions will absolute certainty, we can follow my Energon Gut.  I believe these figures will be under the Dark of the Moon toyline and include the following:

Megatron Set:
Redeco of G1 Megatron with a DOTM Voyager redeco.  G1 Megatron will include the Japanese accessories included in the first G1 Megatron, however not the scope and barrel stock.

Optimus Set:
Redeco of G1 Optimus Prime with a DOTM Deluxe redeco.  G1 Optimus will not include his G1 trailer and roller, etc, but the Deluxe version of Optimus will include a brand new trailer, mech tech weapon, and the trailer will fit on G1 Optimus some how.

In the end, who knows.  This whole line is already a mess that makes my head hurt.  It is always a gamble pre-ordering something before we have seen a boxed sample.  However, by waiting you risk the pre-orders selling out or the price sky-rocketing.  These are cool sets and wrap up what I love about Transformers in one nice neat package: the new and the old.  This is a cool concept and I just hope it’s executed well.  There is also chatter of the 3rd Chronicles set to contain G1 Bumblebee, but considering that there are about 100 different movie-verse Bumblebees to choose from, I’ll just leave that topic for another day.

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#Megatron trending on Twitter because of Usama Bin Laden jokes

#megatron trending on twitter

Wow, I really don't know what to say...

Wow, talk about news of the weird and somewhat off-color. Apparently the current joke around the online world of the tasteless is to insinuate that Usama Bin Laden may come back stronger than before after being revived from the depths of the ocean, just like Megatron in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

Good one guys, I get it, but I’m not laughing : T

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More spinny videos of Dark of the Moon toys

Dark of the Moon Voyager Megatron

Dark of the Moon Barricade

Dark of the Moon Deluxe Starscream

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Masterpiece 10 – Who is it going to be?

Masterpiece Convoy Last Shot

For the last time? Yeah I doubt it

There’s been a lot of hoopla about which character Masterpiece 10 is going to be. We were apparently going to be teased with the identity of MP-10 from the audio clips housed in MP-1L’s pedestal. So far, no one has found any hint that may or may not be lost in translation from the 15 or so phrases from the pedestal.

MP-10 is going ot be large, with a hefty price tag of 22,000 yen, according to Big Bad Toy Store.  This is going to be pretty large, in the vein of MP-4 or MP-9.  Some speculation is a fully armored Ultra Magnus, a Masterpiece Devastator, or even Omega Supreme from left field.

I however, have composed a different theory.  I worry that the true identity of Masterpiece #10 may be much less spectacular than a new Masterpiece Shockwave or Galvatron.  WIth the hoopla building up to the “last shot” of the Masterpiece Prime mold, I am left wondering why it was re-release more than 3 times in the past 18 months in various incarnations.  What was the need to churn out production run after production run of a mold that has surely seen its fair share of time in the sun?

As the Masterpiece line has increased in complexity I have felt that the MP Convoy mold is a bit simplistic and just doesn’t fit in with the aesthetic anymore.  Ever since Starscream, Megatron, Grimlock and now Rodimus Prime, MP Convoy is left looking a bit boxy and clunky, not to mention the ‘cheating’ going on with the double front grill.  Might it be time for an upgrade of the Cybertron Commander to the new realm of Masterpiece figures?  I’m sure greater leaps and bounds can be taken to make an even more grand and regal Masterpiece Optimus Prime mold to be abused by the factories over and over again for another decade.

Optimus Prime painting

You can never get enough of me!!

So there you have it.  MP-10 could very well be a brand new updated Optimus Prime mold, leading us into an entirely new realm of Masterpiece figures and the possibility for all of them to be re-imagined once again.  Does this theory hold water?  Just as much as any other one.  I myself would prefer a nice shiney Galvatron figure to stand opposite Rodimus Convoy, but my spidey senses tell me otherwise.  We shall see…