Thanks to Loopaza Mega Store for sharing images of the upcoming Masterpiece Dinobot from Figure King #238 on their Facebook page. The photos give us a useful size comparison with the other Masterpiece Beast Wars figures, as well as a good look at all the accessories that will be available with this very show-accurate figure.
This month’s Figure King of Transformers covering the full details of coming up Masterpiece MP-41 Beast Wars Dinobot, fully transforms between Robot and Beast mode, with 2 color LED lighting effect on his eyes and more.
We won’t be seeing that Barbie/Transformers crossover just yet.
Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Incâ€™s latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the worldâ€™s two largest toy companies.
Mattelâ€™s rebuttal indicates that Margaret Georgiadis, who took over as the companyâ€™s chief executive in February, is seeking to drive a hard bargain in negotiations with Hasbro, even though Mattelâ€™s stock has significantly underperformed that of Hasbro in the last year.
Mattel has informed Hasbro its proposal undervalues the company and does not take sufficiently into account the potential for regulators to reject the deal based on antitrust concerns, the sources said.
The terms Hasbro has proposed could not be learned, and it is not clear whether negotiations between the two companies will continue. The companies have engaged in multiple rounds of deal talks over the last two decades.
Read the rest of the article here.
Collider.com has posted an interview with the legendary Peter Cullen, the original voice of G1 Optimus Prime, as well as the live action movies, Transformers Prime, and now Titans Return. In addition, Mr. Cullen answers some fan questions from Twitter as well.
What is one thing you look for in an offer to play Optimus Prime that makes you say, â€œYesâ€?
Peter Cullen: Itâ€™d be no surprise to say that [itâ€™s] the consistency of the character. As long as the character is the original, then itâ€™s a go. If it varies from it, without good reason or explanation, then I would â€¦ Iâ€™ve never had to say, â€œNo,â€ but I would if it didnâ€™t meet those prerogatives.
What are the core values that make up Optimus Prime?
Cullen: Originally, the character stood out for his very demonstrative sense of trustworthiness and leadership qualities that were deeply embedded into this steel body, for one reason or another. It was the qualities of human leadership within that character, and they were all there: Strength, honesty, nobility, trustworthiness, a wonderful sense of courage that is not egotistical courage, itâ€™s more of a giving courage, a caring courage. Those qualities really stood out back then.
Read the rest of the interviewÂ here.
“Titans Return” picks up the story where “Combiner Wars” ended. Peter Cullen returns to voice Optimus Prime in these opening installments of the second part of the trilogy, as the Titans return to life on Cybertron following the combiner wars.
Machinima have posted a short video with some of the cast of “Titans Return” discussing their roles. Of particular interest to G1 fans is Judd Nelson once again playing Hot Rod/Rodimus, as he did in the 1986 animated Transformers film.
Transformers almost made it to the The National Toy Hall of Fame, according to this USA Today article.
The annual inductees are chosen on the advice of historians and educators following a process that begins with nominations from the public.Â To make the hall of fame, toys must have inspired creative play across generations.Â Historic and modern versions of the winners are displayed in the hall.
This yearâ€™s finalists were: the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, the paper airplane, PEZ candy dispenser, play food, sand, Transformers, the card game Uno and Wiffle ball.
Sadly, Optimus and Megatron lost out to paper airplanes, Clue and the Wiffle Ball.
Titans Return picks up where the destruction of Combiner Wars left off when a new threat is revealed in the form of the massive Titan named Trypticon, who has awakened under mysterious circumstances to wreak havoc on Cybertron. Witness the beginning of the end on November 14th when Transformers: Titans Return launches on go90: https://www.go90.com/shows/3OhDENwXXKe