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The Transformers 40th Anniversary is coming in 2024, and Hasbro has revealed the Generation 1 (G1) toys will be unleashed to their licensing partners. They will be give them 3D files of the classic action figures to reissue original licensed products with original artwork and more than meets reimagined products. - Read the Full News Story

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It begins, the report of the new G1 toys for the 40th Anniversary of the Transformers may be coming true! Just in off the Asia SNS is this leaked Takara TOMY retail solicitation image for a "Missing Link" updated G1 Optimus Prime figure with extended articulation. The rough images shows the class figure with gun, axe, and matrix as well as a trailer edition that maybe sold separately. - Read the Full News Story

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August 9th is just around the corner, and it seems the full reveal is just days away for the Takara Tomy Transformers Missing Link C-01 Toy and C-02 Anime Optimus Prime figures releases. Thanks to the Game Fun House site, we have an update image and what looks to be a possible price for the trailer sets. - Read the Full News Story

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The Missing Link series is officially a thing with the teaser image the TF_Pr SNS has posted letting us know there will be a reveal on August 9, 2023 for the project. The silhouette image show the Autobot Leader in his iconic pose with gun and very subtle open hand. Check out details we know about this very interesting new G1 based series that is ready to move. - Read the Full News Story

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No thanks. Especially for those prices. If they were half the price and this was about 22 years ago then maybe. 

And I don't understand the love this is seemingly getting. A very vocal and rather large part of the fanbase scoffed at this idea bout 17 years ago. They hated the thought of "G1 with articulation". Now it's here and people love it? I bet it's the same people who claim they love the G1 reissues and then never buy them. 

This is a waste. It's targeting a niche of a niche of a niche. About a tenth or less of what they expect to sell will actually sell and the rest will go on steep clearance. They'll push out the first four or five figures they worked on and the rest will be cancelled. I'll be very surprised if this isn't how it goes. I'm one to be negative in hopes that the opposite will happen but I really think that this sucks and will ultimately bomb just like what happened to that one third party company that did every color of G1 Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Hubcap and Bumper as "G1 with articulation". 

This time, effort and materials should be going to more Takara Generations Selects redecos and retools. And to do a Masterpiece Airazor already. Maybe some Premium Edition decos that weren't outdone by the store exclusives that also weren't sold for an extra premium price. I do admit though that PE Siege Ultra Magnus and PE Siege Starscream look real good in hand. I think more highly of them though as I paid like half price for each. If I paid full price like I was going to do for UM then I would've been salty. That grey on Ultra Magnus' cab was worth the price as just using him as another character entirely.

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Just in from the SNS are some first images of the Missing Link C-01 Convoy Display Images of Takara Tomy Transformers 40th Anniversary Series out in the wild.The new figure was sighting on display in at the Yodobashi Akiba store in Tokyo, Japan. The shots who the full C-01 set with robot and base modes on display. - Read the Full News Story

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Takara TOMY's official SNS is sharing some new insights on their Missing Link Convoy figure thast was just revealed. This new post on their SNS gives us some details on the Matrix Chamber section of the figure showing how the mounting plate can be removed to show the class Diaclone Driver seats are still there. - Read the Full News Story

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