Fan2Fan Updates

{mosimage} has some images from the newest issue of Dengeki Hobby magazine, a Japanese publication with a heavy Transformers focus, gives us a preview of the TakaraTomy side of the astf merchandising blitz, and gives us some brand new information regarding Optimus Prime (Yes, Optimus Prime– not Convoy).  The leader-sized figure will feature die-cast on his body, which the American version will not.

Additionally, Beast Wars telefigure Howlinger has received a name change, and will now be known as Bold Fang (or Ballfang, as the Japanese kana for his name reads "Borufangu").  Bold Fang will be released in May; it has not been announced which DVD he will include.