As previously announced, for today we had our Transformers Tuesday stream with reveals for Evolution Wave 3 along with some Through the space bridge reveals, presented by BMac and Evan and pictures done by Dave White with ft a callback of a previous stream about Blaster doing the iconic Spider-man pointing meme on the background.
Beginning with a shout out to the War Dawn 2 pack and going over some design details about the choice of molds for both Dion and Ariel
Special mentions to the fact that on top of the box, features flying Decepticons: Megatron, Soundwave and Shockwave as seen on the episode hence why they’re looking up on the box art, along with the fact that Ariel features a detachable pony tail and her blaster is actually Elita One’s from her showcase episode, who fun fact, her name is actually derivative from latin for “Elected” so her name is to evoke Optimus Prime’s as “Elected One”, also discussing that there’s still a lot of things missing from that episode that they could still do, since the Robot Guardian was also done recently, they mentioned: “things that fly”, this set will be the 2023 Comic-con exclusive.
And moving to the Core-class first we had the Dinobots Swoop & Skarr.
Swoop himself needs no further introduction for The Veteran but as for new faces, straight from the IDW Monstrosity arc, here’s the “Beefy medic” Skarr, also acknowledging that Snarl is the next member to join and that KI Starscream will see a package refresh on this wave.
Moving unto the Deluxes first was Beachcomber, pacifist and geologist of the Autobots, complete with a green parrot referred to as “Paradise parrot key” on a 5mm port from the Golden Lagoon episode, uniquely features PVC tires to better roll on the ground and it might fit a Titanmaster, however they made it sound more like a space concern rather than a full fledged feature akin to that of the Power of the Primes version and while they touted him as a pacifist, he does come with his handheld machine gun that turns into the grill of the car on vehicle mode.
Following up with Devcon, being a heavy partial from SS86 Blurr turns into his ship mode from “The Gambler” episode, they talked about the intent to include an Slizardo figure with him, but other priorities of the main robot design kicked him off the design, but talked about potentially including him elsewhere in the future so not completely written off as of yet, just no promises, as for his Evo-Fusion gimmick is that his gun plugs unto the turbines which themselves are also 5mm compatible to accommodate blast effects.
Axelgrease is the latest inclussion of the Evolution Junkions, a Female Decepticon, surprisingly who took ques from fellow female Junkion: Nancy who may or may not be an evil sister, that’s your call, has an inverted colour-scheme from the other Junkions released so far, she is a partial from Scraphook but is different enough on her own, it was also mentioned that she features a lot of thruster parts with 5mm for your beloved blast effects to fit on.
Legacy Tarantulas will receive a package refresh on this wave too, which leads us to the Voyagers, starting with the formerly Amazon exclusive Dirge, this is a complete reissue from the ER version with no changes, screaming face and all and Nemesis Leo Prime, who this time around features actually painted eyes and more importantly, the gun included with the original toy in the signature black and teal deco for extra animation accuracy.
Up next we had an interesting reveal perfect to go with your Armada Starscreams and Hot shots, it’s none other than Armada Megatron, Leader-class style: covered on plethora of 5mm ports for “something that may come on the future” so hopefully that means a potential Leader-1 is on the horizon, also displayed was the feature to flip all of Megatron’s torso to place his tank cannon on the front, fold out cannons from the tank gun to further point and the hands flip to reveal 5mm pegs to also connect with the cannon.
Next for a heart warming video by Hasui-san himself going over the official reveal of Commander-class Armada Optimus, discussing the multiple design choices, height and poseability, all other items up to this point will go for pre-order today but Optimus will go on pre-order for April 18th other interesting details is that the arm cannons unplug and connect to the super mode gun as the Evo-Fusion gimmick, but let’s not lie to ourselves, the gimmick IS the super mode combination, and including a convertion sequence on the side of the box.
And as to be expected with a big stream is to conclude with a big reveal and who is there bigger than a Titan? as so, for the first female Titan ever and a Decepticon at that, here is the Decepticon Nemesis, now, this is a developing sample, so don’t let the Snapdragon colour scheme fool you, as this is going to change for the final look, the vehicle mode is that seen on the Pilot of the animated series: More than meets the eye, and speaking of the mini-series, it features deployable boarding ramps with the connectors featured on Siege Omega Supreme all of them having plugged 4 miniatures: Tetrajet, “earthbound seeker” so it can be any of your favourite three stooges, Thrust and Ramjet all in-scale and to make displaying and landing easier, while you can lay it on it’s thrusters like it’s taking off, the bottom fin splits to put it on the ground and as any ship should be, it’s well armed with articulated turrets, having a main console and a loading ramp at the back, the robot mode meanwhile, during convertion opens the chest to reveal the Decepticon insignia but the real insignia is the head, which much like the Last Autobot Ark has the Decepticon insignia for face, which also doubles as a blast shield for cover to the face, the shins remove and turn into cannons, fins split into tiny mini axes for her to wield, Pre-order is set for Early May, with no specific date at this time.
And to wrap it all up, BMac, Evan and Delaney from Marketing showed the through the spacebridge pipeline reveals that are to be expected soon, these are:
DotM Bumblebee from the Laserbeak mold that is out now.
Gamer Edition – WFC Ciiffjumper from the DS version of the game.
Gamer Edition – WFC Megatron.
Rise of the beasts – Rhinnox.
Rise of the beasts – Buzzworthy Bumblebee Target-exclusive Optimus Prime.
Most of these items are available for pre-order right now, while Commander-class Armada Optimus Prime is ought to go live on April 18th and Titan-class The Nemesis will go up on Early May.
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