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    The Transformers Kingdom KD-12 Rodimus Prime Leak is Dubious!

    ARHaslage
    By ARHaslage,

    I was fairly confident these images were not official and I was right, in part.  First, I have translated the text.  Second, the images are four layers thick and made in a basic image editing program.  Layer one/background is white.  The next layer is the image of the toy with the overlay text.  Layer two is the only official part.  Layer three is the logo image and layer four is the English text.

    Examining further into layer two, it is an image from a low-cost cellular telephone, which means bad image quality.  If you compare the clarity between the English text and the Japanese text, it is obvious.  One other thing was that the images were taken from a sheet inside a binder.  There is a little yellow on the top, which is typically from those transparent page covers used in binders for portfolios or presentations.

    One last thing...  I understand that the Japanese product identifications may be different from North America's.  When I first saw these images, I was suspicious that the product numbers did not line up.  I am still skeptical about that information.

    In case you were curious about pricing, my understanding is that due to import fees, exchange rates and other miscellaneous costs, the prices are not a direct translation according to the exchange market.  Thus, I have provided the likely US MSRP.

    Below is the text translation breakdown and a relevant piece of undisclosed information about Rodimus' trailer...

    Center Red Text
    RAW: (3) March 10th (Day) Lifting of the Ban
    TRA: Pre-Orders begin March 10th

    Bumblebee

    JPY 2,800 = $26 USD (Sold in US as $20 USD Deluxe Class)
    Bottom Left Blue Text: Transform from robot to Chevrolet Camero
    Bottom Center Red Text: Bumblebee
    Bottom Right Blue Text: is here!

    In NA, SS-68 is Leadfoot (Target Exclusive)

    Maverick

    JPY 5,000 = $46 USD (Sold in US as $50 USD Leader Class)
    Bottom Left Blue Text: Fly to Japan in the F-14 Tomcat
    Bottom Center Red Text: Top Gun: Maverick
    Bottom Right Blue Text: is our guardian!

    Rodimus

    JPY 13,000 = $121 USD (Sold in US as $80 USD Commander Class)
    Bottom Left Blue Text: Change from robot to truck with 9 inch trailer
    Bottom Center Red Text: Rodimus Prime
    Bottom Right Blue Text: is here!

    In NA, KD-12 is Core Starscream.  In JPN it is KD EX-07

    In closing, I would say to make your own judgement.  I have been burned too many times by false information, so I am a fan of I will believe it when I see it from a legitimate source.

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    Daily Prime - Takara Transformers Star Convoy Secret Schematic

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    Here’s 2 generation one Overlords so you can see him in all of his 4 / 5 modes.

    Toys are russ
    By Toys are russ,

    This guy is so awesome. See him here in all of his modes including the combined jet not even in the instructions. Plus things to look out for if your after completing one or getting one yourself. Overlord!

     


    Generation one exclusive skyquake with both working sight gimmicks

    Toys are russ
    By Toys are russ,

    This guy is actually an amazing figure! Shame about the gold plastic syndrome. See both modes and how his sight gimmicks work in both modes. He just scraped in to G1 too as he was released in 1992. Its skyquake

     


    Takara Transformers EX-17 Alternate Universe Optimus Prime Alternate Packaging

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    It appears that fans in Japan got a very different box for the Transformers Alternate Universe Optimus Prime than we did here from the Amazon exclusive. The Takara TOMY Mall Transformers Generations Selects ER EX-17 Alternate Universe Optimus Prime release ditched the split-folded recycled box for a plain white box with back and white printing on it.

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    Transformers Kingdom Rattrap Robot Mode Concept Art by Ken Christiansen

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    Follow the Beast Mode pics, Ken Christiansen has shared some more of his original art drawings for the Transformers Kingdom series. Today we have another look at the Kingdom Rattrap this time with robot mode concept art that we may or may not see in the War For Cybertron series. Check out the notes from Ken followed by the drawings below.

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    Planet X PX-06D Peklenc Preview Images for Dark FOC Grimlock

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    Planet X has released preview images of their limited edition PX-06D Peklenc project. The remake of the Transformers Generations Fall Of Cybertron game Grimlock is said to include dual Triton Cannon weapons and will be made in a Metallic black and purple colour scheme. No info or pricing yet, but preorder should open soon.

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    Zeta Toys ZB08 Darkside Superitron Giftset Announced

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    The official New Zeta Toys page has announced the pending release of their ZB08 Darkside Superitron giftset. This set is for those who like dark forces ala Scourge with hints of grey, red, and teal for that tall, dark and Decepticon look. No word on pricing or release date. Gander at the images below until this goes up for preorder.

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    Transformers Quintessons Bodyguard Drone (Black Ironhide) In-Hand by Kremzeek Reviews

    BaCon
    By BaCon,

    Kremzeek Reviews has shared another in-hand review of the mysterous Transformers Quintessons Bodyguard Drone (Black Ironhide) figure that is still unnounced by Hasbro or Takara. Watch the video for the full preview till we get the official word.

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    Beast Wars Dinobot: Evolution of Action Figures. (1995-2021)

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    By transformers32,

     


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