|Earlier this year, Hasbro announced the successor to their Prime Wars Trilogy of toy line that ended with Power of the Primes. Launching in 2019 is the TRANSFORMERS Generations – War for Cybertron Trilogy and is unrelated to the similarly named 2010 game.
Being another trilogy, the first segment would appear to be named Siege and along that reveal are the three initial figures. Shown in this post is a Voyager-class Optimus Prime that appears much closer to its G1 design but transforms into a Cybertronnian armored vehicle, in 27 steps no less. Aside from its iconic Ion Blaster, Optimus comes with the Dual-Mech Strikeshield that can convert from axe to shield.
Other figures revealed include the smaller Battle Master Firedrive and a Deluxe-class Sideswipe.
|Sunrise and Legendary has dropped a huge announcement during Anime Expo 2018 at Los Angeles. Thanks to the Pacific Rim franchise and its well received appearance in Ready Player One, co-production has now started on a live action ‘Gundam’ movie.
Sunrise CEO Yasuo Miyakawa and Legendary EVP for Production Cole Boyter were both in the panel to announce the collaboration. No other details on the story nor which part of the massive franchise will be adapted were given.
|More new Gundam reveals for the latter half of Gundam Build Diver comes from Kujo Kyoya’s Team Avalon, who’s also teased to use a white recolor or the AGE II Magnum. The new mobile suits are the Impulse Gundam Lancier and Impulse Gundam Arc which, while obvious Impulse Gundam variants, look akin to the AGE II Magnum.
Both units have similar engineering allowing their transformation and combination features. They also have rear-mounted fuel tanks but the similarities end there. Besides color schemes, the Lancier is designed for melee combat while the Arc is for long range.
|The latter half of Gundam Build Divers started with the most recent episode and along with it, multiple upcoming mobile suits were teased. And with the Gundam 00 Diver Ace meeting its demise last time, it’s time for the mid-season upgrade to appear — the Gundam 00 Sky.
Intended to inherit the soul of its predecessor, it also has new features taken from the likes of the Destiny Gundam. It’s a complete unit in itself and doesn’t require support units. Design-wise, it comes across as a little disproportionate but the bulkier leg units balance the wider shoulders.
Finally, a separate kit of its "full burst" mode, the Gundam 00 Sky [Higher Than Sky Phase] will be also available.
|Square Enix is really aggressive with their Bring Arts figure line as it now includes one of the best mecha-based games out there — Xenogears. Two new figures were announced as part of its 20th anniversary, one being Weltall as piloted by the protagonist Fei Fong Wong.
Constructed from ABS plastic with carefully placed joints allow for great articulation for this primarily melee machine. It also means that it doesn’t include any weapons although it has replacement manipulators and foot units. Lastly, the set comes with a display stand for those dynamic poses.