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Michael Bay, the destroyer of childhoods comes to life in T-shirt form!

Baynicron t-shirt

The hat was meant to say “boobs”

Hooooo boy, they really went for it! This shirt should be considered spoilers, but it appears that RIPT Apparel has created a shirt for all the disenfranchised Transfans out there. If only the tagline had been “Destroyer of Childhoods”, but maybe that’s a little too on the nose.

This hilarious and poignant design was created by the incredible artist Obvian and is available today only at RIPT!

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Finally, a unicron shirt we can all be proud of from RIPT Apparel

I would be doing the world a dis-service if I didn’t spread the word about these incredible RIPT Apparel exclusive Generation 1 Transformers t-shirt designs for only $11 starting on June 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM! These designs will only ever be available at RIPT so you should purchase them today before the price jumps almost double!  The artist for both cool designs is Atomic Rocket.

Awesome Unicron Transformers graphic tee retro shirt

A place everyone wants to visit. Click here to purchase until June 9, 2016

 

Both of these incredible illustrations will be available on t-shirts, hoodies, onesies, tank tops and other products.  Just check out RIPT Apparel.

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Unicron is in orbit today at RIPT Apparel

unicron-cybertronian-space-program-ript-apparel-shirtHere’s a cool $11 shirt design from RIPT Apparel.  This is only available until Noon CST tomorrow so get it today!

 

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Unicron enters the world of energon-os! – Dr Smoov and Randall.ng are back!

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WTF alert: Arms Micron Unicron turns into his FACE

Transformers Arms Micron Unicron face

I GIVE YOU MY FACE!

As I was joining the Seibertron crew for their podcast tonight, I was informed of the identity of Arms Micron Unicron’s alt-mode. It’s his MF face. wow… a new low!

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Orange planets can’t jump – Funny Transformers Unicron art from Eyemelt

Unicron dunking a planet basketball

There are seriously not enough good jokes like this in Transformers

Came across artist Eyemelt’s awesome Transformers Unicron basketball dunking a moon parody today. Simply stunning. Someone show this guy the front door to RIPT Apparel…

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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 Prime Unicron revealed – not that big!

Transformers Prime Unicron robot mode

Not even continent-sized!

A recent promo for the finale of Transformers Prime gives our first full glimpse of Unicron, up close and personal and a large full-body shot. As can be seen here, this is the smallest Unicron we’ve ever seen! Not planet-size, not moon-sized, not even continent-sized! Omega Supreme or Metroplex could give this guy a serious run for his money. He sure does look spikey though! Prepare for the best!

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Is 25th Anniversary Amazon Unicron going to be rare or not?

25th Anniversary Unicron toy

Check out that sweet CG render!

Today marks a new beginning in Transformers exclusives.  For the first time, Hasbro has sold an exclusive Transformer though a new online retailer, and not just anyone, the biggest one.  Amazon.com is the proud owner of our latest version of the big guy, Unicron.

I’d been predicting a US release of the remolded Unicron head for some time now, and had kind of forgotten about it until Botcon 2011 where the sale through Amazon was revealed. So what does this mean?

Historically, Hasbro has used brick and mortar retailers to release exclusive product through.  We are talking about stores like Target, Toys-R-Us, Walmart, K-mart, and even Walgreens.  These stores are given an edge against another store by receiving a certain toy that will only be available at their stores.  It’s kind of a little ‘thank you’ from Hasbro for carrying their product so heavily and prominently.

Offering such a large exclusive like Unicron to Amazon could have far-reaching effects.  Toys R Us sold a version of Unicron as an exclusive a few years ago and it underperformed, becoming a giant shelf-warmer.  The difference here is that this Unicron features a G1-ish paint scheme and the wonderful Japanese resculpt of the head.  This one is actually sometime people want.

It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster the past few days though.  Amazon sold out of Unicro quickly, leaving many potential customers banging their heads against their keyboards and screaming “Scalper!!!” to no end.  However, this morning the figure was put back in stock, then sold out again, and now as I write this, is currently available.

(If you want to check if this guy is in stock, do it by clicking here!)

Unicron planet

I'm hungraaaay!

So is this thing going to be hard to get or raise in price?  With Amazon’s repeated restocking, it seems like they can make Unicrons like Lays makes Doritos (“Don’t worry, we’ll make more!”)

It’s really hard to gauge, but my spidey-senses tell me that this is Unicron, this guy is big, and he is always awesome.  This Unicron will hold its value, maybe even more than the Japanese version.  With all these versions of Unicron coming out, people are going to start wanting to collect him specifically, which increases the demand.  All I can say is I bought more than one!  Good luck Collecticons.

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Closer look at Brownnoize Productions Unicron Throne of Chaos

Brownnoize Productions new unicron stand for planet mode

Out with the old, in with the new!

Well the work day is over and I finally got a chance to snap some pics of my fully assembled Unicron Thrones of Chaos! I am so happy with these! The assembly is super quick (there are only 2 steps and no tools are required) and the toys fit in their holster, PERFECTLY!

Armada Unicron in Brownnoize Productions Throne of Chaos

Time for NOM NOM NOM!!

The one big let down so far is, as I feared, it’s height. The planet atop the stand is too tall to fit in any of the compartments of an Ikea Detolf shelving unit. This is the most common shelving unit for toy display in the USA and probably abroad as well. However, there is a fix coming. All you have to do is add an extra half-inch to the resting areas on the support bars underneathe any of the glass shelves. I’ll figure out a way and explain later. For now, enjoy the pics!

Unicron with stand cannot fit in an Ikea Detolf shelf

Your displaying posture is highly dubious!