Generation One

Toy News: Possible Images of "Masterpiece" Trainbot Shouki

Images have appeared online via several Facebook groups showing off what appears to be a Masterpiece version of Shouki - the leader of the Trainbots from the "Headmasters" cartoon series.  Along with his fellow Trainbots, he could form part of the Combiner, Raiden.  This group of G1 toys was only released in Japan and thus far the entire group has not yet been updated outside of a Million Publishing exclusive of Shouki as a Classics Astrotrain redeco.

Toy News: Target Posts Super 7 "ReAction" Golden Lagoon Figures (and they sell out in one day)

This past week Super 7 and Target posted pre-orders for two new exclusive ReAction figures. Both figures are redecos of the Optimus Prime and Megatron figures in gold, based on their appearance in from the G1 episode "The Golden Lagoon". Each figure was $17.99 and they are due out February 6, 2022. Pre-orders sold out in a day, but it is likely these will be on shelf in Target stores like previous Super 7 figures. For now, check out the official product information and images below:

HasLab: Victory Saber Officially Funded

For weeks now fans have watched the HasLab campaign for Victory Saber slowly go up after an initial strong start.  For those who were nervous the campaign would not fund, international orders have helped boost the numbers and as of this morning Victory Saber is funded!  At the time of this writing there are now over 11,600 backers and hopefully more will come so we can reach the stretch goals!  If you want to participate in this campaign, head over to HasLab now and throw your hat in the ring.  Let's say GO!

TV Shows: "Generation One" Season One Posted to Hasbro Pulse

In a fun surprise, Hasbro Pulse has posted the entire first season of the original Transformers cartoon to their Youtube channel! While most fans likely already have this in their media collections, it is cool to have it readily available on this platform. I've embedded the episodes below for your convenience.

If you want to binge the entire series, it is up on Tubi!

 

Events: Hasbro Announces Fan First Friday for August 27 with a Strong Hint at Star Saber

Earlier today Hasbro updated their Facebook Page with an announcement about a "Fan First Friday" coming this week! However, the most interesting part of the post is found in their summary text which includes the phrase "Let's say GO!". This phrase was one of the catch phrases used by Star Saber in the Transformers Victory series!