Earlier today Hasbro held a Q&A with several online venues including Ben's World of Transformers. At the very end of this session it was revealed that there would be a fifth wave of "Kingdom", the final chapter in the War for Cybertron story. One of the figures in this line? Blaster! Fans have been wanting Soundwave's Autobot adversary for years now and this figure represents the first original sculpt for the character in decades. Check out the official product information and images (along with screen grabs from the session) below:
War for Cybertron: Kingdom
Once upon a time he was Beast Wars Megatron's most loyal warrior. In another timeline he is one of many troops who guard the Predacon base. Either way Scorponok is part of the Beast Wars inspired Kingdom era! Check out my review and gallery of this Deluxe Class figure from the Generations line.
Without any official announcement, Kingdom Wave 4 news has been trickling out over the past few days thanks to online listings by Amazon. You can pre-order this wave now on BigBadToyStore.
The fourth release in the "Golden Disk" series has been revealed! This time out it is the Predacon Terrorsaur! This power hungry character was one of the few to stand up to Megatron in the Beast Wars series before his unceremonious death in the second season. This version of the character imagines a different fate where the lava did not kill him but instead enhances his power!
The fourth wave of Kingdom Deluxe Class figures has been a bit of an oddity. Unlike past waves which received some level of promotion (even if it was just from retailer listings and newsletters) this wave was first hinted at back in July but to date there has been no official announcement. However, retailers have begun listing the wave for pre-orders.
Yesterday Hasbro Pulse and Amazon unleashed a new release in its "Golden Disk" Collection: Jackpot with Sights! Who you may ask? Jackpot was a G1 Action Master released at the end of that era. While the figure did not transform, it was clear form his design that he once could transform into a car. He was partnered with Sights, a bird-bot who transformed into his weapon. Now Jackpot has returned in a transformable body (a redeco/retool of Studio Series Jazz) with a redeco of Pteraxadon as Sights!
In a surprise drop, Amazon and Hasbro Pulse have posted pre-orders for a two pack featuring the first chapter of the "Golden Disk Collection". This two pack features redecos and retools of the Huffer/Pipes sculpt from Kingdom as Road Ranger and Puffer! Road Ranger is based on the Go-Bot homage from the e-Hobby set released in 2004.
Target's Fall Geek-Out Event started last week with Batman related items, now this week it's time for some new Transformers! First is the previously revealed Road Rage, a redeco and retool of Kingdom Tracks. The second figure revealed this morning is Draculus! Rumored back in early summer, Draculus is the next Collaborative figure featuring a crossover between the classic Dracula monster and Transformers.