Fansproject Heavylabor Teaser
The next vehicle in the Hercules (Devastator) set has been teased. The dump truck Heavylabor (aka Long Haul) will be the torso and hips once all the figures are out later in 2012. The estimated release date for the $100 figure is September 2011.
KM-01X Commander Images
Hit the link to view images and video of a redeco of the third party Heart of Steel Optimus Prime that is was released last year. This is the third repaint for this mold but this time in "evil" prime purple and gold colors.
Transformers: The Movie VHS Standee
Hit the link for images of a now nearly 25 year old standee created to promote the release of Transformers: The Movie on video cassette (which I use to have but lost) from Shawn Jones. It represents a nice walk down memory lane as does the image of his collection including those wall shelves that match exactly what I use to have in my room to hold my collection when I was growing up. One of these days I need to drag out my bins and boxes and see what my TF collection looks like when assembled together.
Not Sharkicon Teaser
Another third party toy inspired by G1 characters is being teased. Shark Sentry is based on the Transformers: The Movie Sharkicons with a new design. I think this is because this iGear toy has been released (or at least planned for release) back in 2009. For those curious by the "not" in the title, I have noticed that it has become common to refer to all these wonderful third party G1 inspired creations in the pipeline as "not G1_Character_name" as a way to signify what character it is really is but trademarks prevents the company from actually naming them as (thus "Shark Sentry").
Not Ratchet Painted Prototype
iGear has released the painted version of their Ratchet creation that is expected to be released in the next few months. The real G1 toy of Ratchet and Irhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifonhide was frankly an ugly mess that had nothing to do with the cartoon look. The Generations release a few years ago came closest to mimicking the cartoon but this one might just surpass it once completed.
Guido Guidi Concept Art
Long time Transformers artist (but no longer on series for who knows how long) has posted concept art on his Deviant Art page. Actually lots of art can be found up there both old and recent that he has produced over the last decade or so from the various iterations of Transformers from Dreamwave on.
Causality Thundershread Video Review
New review from Peaugh for Fansproject's next release, a G1 inspired creation based on the Insecticon Shrapnel. The figure very expensive ($50) for its deluxe class size but overall a pretty solid creation. I am still debating the purchase.
Exgraver Video ReviewA look at the first figure from the Hercules line. Exgraver (not Scavenger) is an expensive ($100) third party toy from TFC Toys that is the right arm of the not Devastator combiner. If prices hold, the combined Hercules toy will run $600 to complete. Still not sure if worth it. I see the potential and really like the idea but that kind of money needs more info. Wish TFC toys would reveal what the final Hercules figure would look like so can make a more informed decision on spending that much money. (via Seibertron)
Transformers Universe Teaser 2
Another teaser trailer for Transformers Universe that is still slated for release next year. The game MMORPG is rumored to hit beta sometime this year but there are no details past that. A few images of concept art can be found here.
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