Though at this stage they’re just mock-ups, the Transformers Collectors’ Club has released images of the upcoming Subscription Service Chromedome figure. As we reported when the figure was first announced, it will have a head designed by Nick Roche and be available (along with Rewind!) as part of the second year of the Figure Subscription Service.
With Unicron killed and the Matrix spent, the universe as we know it has become unbalanced. Can a trip through time and space by Hot Rod set things right?
The big draw of the one-off ReGeneration One #0 is the assortment of artists assembled to send Hot Rod on his journey: Casey Coller, Geoff Senior, Jeff Anderson, Jose Delbo, Nick Roche, and Stephen Baskerville all contribute to make this issue a journey through the past in not just a narrative sense but a metafictional one as well. But is this one-off issue a must-have?
Spoiler warning: Yes.
Today the Comic Book Fairy brings us ReGeneration One #0, a one-shot special featuring an assortment of artists from throughout Transformers history, and the Robots in Disguise Vol. 4 trade.
Go say hi to your Local Comic Shop folks and gird yourself for next week’s tear duct-shattering More Than Meets The Eye #21!
More news on the Transformers Figure Subscription Service front today as Fun Publications has posted mock-up picks of “Thrustinator”, the BW Waspinator/BM Thrust mash-up who debuted in comic preview pages yesterday. Rather than being any sort of extensive remold of a newer Waspinator figure (the resources for which are generally out of bounds for club or convention figures), this is a redeco of the original BWII Dirgegun, which was an extensive retool of the original Waspinator toy. Thrustinator does feature a new head, itself a clear combination of the Beast Wars character and his Vehicon General alter-ego.
In their listing for the toy, Amazon Japan has posted some very clear, high-resolution pictures of the upcoming G2 version of Masterpiece Sideswipe. These photos are of a handpainted prototype of the toy, but they show him with his signature giant stubby guns, spiked tires, machete-sword, and best of all giant freaking sneer from Derek Yaniger‘s art in the Transformers: Generation 2 comic book.
More pictures of the toy, including his vehicle mode with both comic-based and toy-based stickers, can be found on Amazon Japan.
Over on the Transformers Club site today they posted 7 preview comic pages for an upcoming club comic, one of which reveals the identity of yet another TFSS 2.0 figure: Thrustinator, who seems to be a Waspinator character based on the BWII Dirgegun toy. There’s also a peek at the club’s version of Rewind and Chromedome, Treadshot, Ironfist, and some others, so it’s worth checking out.
Perhaps not a big surprise to anyone after they showed off the turnarounds for a Nick Roche-designed Chromedome head, the Transformers Collectors’ Club has unveiled another figure planned for the Subscription Service next year: Rewind!
The toy itself is based on the Transformers United Rumble and Frenzy toys, so no massive Deluxe-size Rewind towering over things.
The head sculpt was also designed by Nick Roche, and it’s very loyal to his MTMTE design including a little camera on the side of his helmet.
Sadly Fun Pub seems to be having trouble with their own site today, so if you want more information on this toy it’s off to their Facebook post with ya.
…a big fat nothing.
Seriously, not even any super-limited graphic novels this time.
But if you’re going to the store there’s a big crazy X-Men event starting up, and something’s going on with DC’s villains, and Death’s Head fan Kieron Gillen’s creator-owned book Uber has an issue out today.
Or you could reread one of the three books that came out last week.
We here at Iacon Underground aren’t prone to salivating over the live-action Transformers movies, but with a steaming pile of news having just been plopped on the internet about Transformers 4 (sadly not officially “Trans4mers”, though you’ll never stop people from calling it that) it’s worth a quick wrap-up.
First off, the name: The fourth installment of the movie franchise will be called Transformers: Age of Extinction. So no big departure from the series’ history of obtuse subtitles there.
The extinction of what, you may ask? After a week of rumors, leaks, and reports from the set, Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed that the Dinobots will finally be making an appearance this time. Considering they’ve been rumored for every Transformers movie since the first one, I’m surprised it took this long for someone out there to notice how much pop culture as a whole loves them.
There’s also a continuing focus on China as shooting continues, with more US locations covered in Chinese signs and di Bonaventura confirming the Dinobots to the Beijing News as well as reassuring them that “The world’s coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles…”. Is Transformers: Age of Extinction following the current American action movie trend of pandering to overseas audiences?
And Transformers: Age of Extinction is still aiming for a June 27th, 2014 release. Mark those calendars! – but mark ’em in pencil.
Over the course of its run, More than Meets The Eye has offered us plenty of mysteries and tantalizing hints, some of which were answered early on and others that have remained, to tease and tickle our imaginations. As some mysteries got their explanation, new ones were planted for future story lines. In this issue we are offered the resolution to one of the mysteries that has been around since the very beginning of this comic’s run:
What’s the deal with Skids and his memories?