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TFsource 6-30 Weekly SourceNews! Heavy Noisy, Shafter, Swamper and More!
Miscellaneous: Jay Cochran - 2014.07.01
Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have some great new preorders on the site like MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock with Throne Accessory, TFCon 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece Shafter, Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Chrome Head and Gun Upgrade Kit, MMC Azalea, Zillia an Stag cleavers, Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron, Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike and Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version! We also have some new instock items like the highly anticipated Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy, ToyWorld - H-03 Swamper, Botcon 2014 Boxed Set, attendee and Souvenirs, and a limited quantity of Reformatted - R-01D - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Reviews and Interviews! Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!


In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy!
2. New preorder up - TFCon 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece Shafter!
3. Now Instock - Toy World's Swamper!
4. Now instock - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary!
5. Make Toys Quantron preorder is now live!
6. Now Instock - Botcon 2014 Boxed Set, attendee and Souvenirs!
7. MP-08X King Grimlock with Accessory Set Now Up for Preorder!
8. New preorder up - Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version!
9. 3rd Party Customs Update!
10. New preorder up - Bearbrick Transformers Figures!
11. New KFC Preorders Up!
12. Now Up for Preorder - Transformers 4 - Lost Age - Rusty Optimus Prime - Limited Edition!
13. Now Instock - TFC Toys Conabus, Phlogeus and Gumball!
14. theToySource Updates!
15. Source Blog Updates!
16. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
17. Newest Instock items at TFsource



1. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy!
Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy! Order yours here:


Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy
We've put up new color photos of Warbotron's Sly Strike! We're really liking the head sculpt on this one and the color scheme! Sly Strike and the 2nd production run of Air burst are under way! Preorders up at TFSource here:


Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike
New preorder up - WB-03A! Changes from robot to motorcycle and back, the first of five figures to form the mighty WB-03! Check out all of the new pics of WB-03 and preorder yours at TFSource here:



Warbotron - WB03-A



2. New preorder up - TFCon 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece Shafter!
New preorder up - TFCon 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece Shafter! This limited edition TFCon 2014 exclusive features a repaint of the Xtransbots Krank figure which includes TFCon exclusive packaging! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


TFCon 2014 Exclusive - Masterpiece Shafter
Note: We will bring a small amount of this exclusive back from the con to fill orders and they will be instock and ready to ship on Monday July 14, 2014.



3. Now Instock - Toy World's Swamper!
Now Instock - Toy World's Swamper! This one just arrived today and looks really good. For those that preordered preorders start shipping out on Monday! Find him here:


ToyWorld - H-03 Swamper
TW-01B is Hegemon 2nd Edition! Toy World has updated that there was some mis-communication in their original solicitation. There is no black version, just the 2nd edition. Updated with all of the revised parts. We will reach out to all customers that preordered the black version regarding swapping the regular version in or canceling their order. If you stacked your order you can easily cancel/reorder if you prefer! Preorders up at TFSource here:


ToyWorld - TW-01B - Hegemon - 2nd Edition



4. Now instock - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary!
Now instock - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary! We have a very limited amount of these left and then they're gone! Order yours at TFSource here:


Reformatted - R-01D - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary
TFSource Sponsored Reviewer Peaugh has a review of MMC's Shadow Emissary up! Simply scroll down the page and click the video to watch! Watch it on TFsource here: Source Review | MMC Shadow Emissary
Now up for preorder - MMC Azalea, Zillia an Stag cleavers! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


Reformatted - R-08 - Azalea the Avenger


Reformatted - R-09 - Zinnia Parapax Medic


Reformatted - Stag Cleavers - Set of 2



5. Make Toys Quantron preorder is now live!
Make Toys Quantron preorder is now live! Set at $399.99 preorder before July 15th and save $30 off the MSRP! The mighty Quantron stands 28CM/11" tall in combined mode and features five-members where each member can transform into a Sci-Fi style vehicle. Preorder yours at TFSource and get FREE US/Discounted international shipping:


Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron - Set of 5 - Early Bird Save $30
Now Up For Preorder - Make Toys Citybot Series MCB-02 - Utopia! Utopia stands 47CM tall and 55CM long in colonization ship mode, this new series from Make Toys features at least 3 modes on all figures! Highly articulated and posable, this figure is set for an October release date! Preorder on TFsource here:


Make Toys Citybot Series MCB-02 - Utopia



6. Now Instock - Botcon 2014 Boxed Set, attendee and Souvenirs!
We have a limited amount of stock of each figure available, if we sell out we'll try to get more but it may not be possible. Order yours at TFSource here:




TFsource - Your Source for Botcon 2014 Exclusives!



7. MP-08X King Grimlock with Accessory Set Now Up for Preorder!
We've just received an update that MP-08X King Grimlock will include an accessory that is rumored to be King Grimlock's Throne! Preorders are now up here for the set:


MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock - with Throne Accessory
Takara is selling the accessory separately, it's not included as a free bonus accessory like in past releases so we have created a new listing for King Grimlock & this accessory. As you can imagine if it's his throne it is quite large, and there is a cost to both it and to ship it to the US. If you've already preordered and want to change to this version, we are happy to update your preorder and we'll reach out directly to all customers that preordered, or if you stacked simply cancel and re-add this version. Although not confirmed, the mystery accessory could be something else, and even if it's a throne no official picture has been released yet. This image is just a placeholder.
Takara has put up new official images of MP-20 Wheeljack, MP-21 Bumblebee, and MP-22 Ultra Magnus! Preorder here:


MP-20 - Masterpiece Wheeljack


MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee


MP-22 - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - with Perfect Edition Trailer
New preorder up - MP-10 - Masterpiece Eva Optimus Prime - Limited Edition Figure! This online Takara exclusive features an all new color scheme from the popular Evangelion series! Includes an all new deco to the trailer, spike figure, roller and Optimus himself! Set for a November release date! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


MP-10 - Masterpiece Eva Optimus Prime - Limited Edition Figure
MP-18 Masterpiece Bluestreak - Exclusive Edition Now Instock! Takara Tomy's designer has shared pictures of the Tokyo Toy Show Exclusive MP-18 Bluestreak! We've confirmed that ours will include two Japan exclusive missile launchers as shown! Order now at TFsource here:


MP-18S - Masterpiece Bluestreak - Silverstreak Exclusive Version
We've added a limited amount of MP-08 Grimlock's Flame Sword & Crown add-on set! If you have a prior version of MP-08 you want to snag these awesome upgrades for here's your chance! Order yours here:


MP-08 Flame Sword and Die-cast Crown



8. New preorder up - Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version!
New preorder up - Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version! This limited edition recolor stands 18.6CM / 7.3 inches tall and features a vintage color scheme. Check out the TFSource website for the full color photo gallery of this impressive piece! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version
Now up for preorder - Unique Toys - UT-D01 Salmoore! Unique Toys Updated us with some updated pictures of the soon to be released Salmoore! Preorder yours at TFsource here:


Unique Toys - UT-D01 Salmoore
Now instock - Unique Toys War Lord Loose Set! Save almost $200 off the MSRP with this set and get FREE US/Reduced International shipping at TFSource - with all five figures combined as War Lord this combiner is very impressive! Instock at TFsource here:


Unique Toys - War Lord - Full Set of 5 Figures - Loose Figure Set



9. 3rd Party Customs Update!
Now Up for Preorder - Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Head and Gun Upgrade Kit - Chrome! Both this and the regular color version are due instock soon! Preorder yours here:


Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Head and Gun Upgrade Kit - Chrome


Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Head and Gun Upgrade Kit
New Preorder up - X01 Speedoo & X02 Guartinel Set of 2! These mini figures stand 10CM/4" tall and change from robot to vehicle and back! Set for an August release date.


Unique Toys - X01 Speedoo & X02 Guartinel Set of 2
We've uploaded new pictures from Mech iDeas on their Piston figure! They said photos of Gauntlet will be coming soon! Preorders up at TFSource here:


MECH iDEAS - Demolition Crue DC03P - Piston
Now instock - Before & After Japanese Version/Red Arms! The Black armed/US version is slightly delayed, but the Japanese version arrived late in our warehouse! If you haven't seen this figure yet he's huge, and makes a great accessory to Generations Metroplex!Order yours here:


Before and After - Six Sigma - Japanese Version - Red Arms
New Preorder up - THE WORKSHOP - Cow Catcher Brute Defense - Shield & Upgrade Kit! Available in silver or brown and purple colors, this add on upgrades your Takara's United and Hasbro's Classic Bruticus! Preorder yours here:



THE WORKSHOP - Cow Catcher Brute Defense - Shield & Upgrade Kit - Brown & Purple AND Silver Versions
New preorder up - Xtransbots - MM-III Hoss & MM-V Sonic Set! Preorder the set of 2 or Hoss alone here:


Xtransbots - MM-III Hoss & MM-V Sonic Set


Xtransbots - MM-III Hoss
Now back instock - perfect Effects Warden! Order yours at TFSource here:


PE-DX-03 - Motobot - Warden
DMY Studios - Now Instock! Order yours here:


DMY Studios - D-01 Upgrade Kit
Now up for preorder - EX Gohkin Optimus Prime and Dinobot Commander Grimlock! Preorder yours here:


EX Gohkin - Cybertron Commander Optimus Prime


EX Gohkin - Dinobot Commander Grimlock
New preorder up - X2 Toys - XT005 Gemini Set of Furrow & Rotor With DKR002! This new set of twin figures includes both furrow and rotor one a racecar the other a futuristic jet, plus bonus DKR002 which is a lion that can be used as a hand held weapon as well! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


X2 Toys - XT005 Gemini Set of Furrow & Rotor With DKR002
New preorder up - SXS Citizen Stack Add-on Kit! This add-on kit features 1 new head, 2 changeable faces, and a red helmet for a future release of citizen stack! Featuring sliding glasses, you can finally have six different face of this kit. Preorder yours at TFSource here:


SXS A05 Citizen Stack Upgrade Kit
New preorder up - FWI-04 - Jetwing Upgrade Kit! Preorder yours at TFsource here:


FWI-04 - Jetwing Upgrade Kit
Now up for preorder - Firefair - King of Fire Add-on Kit! Includes flame sword add-on, flaming crown, flame dagger and two flaming fists! Bring the heat to your MP Grimlock figure today (sold separately). Preorder yours from TFSource today!


Fire Fair - FF-01 the King of Fire - MP Grimlock Add-on Kit



10. New preorder up - Bearbrick Transformers Figures!
Figures are approximately 145mm/5.8" tall and set for a July/August release date! Preorders up here:



TFsource - Your Source for Bearbrick Transformers Figures!



11. New KFC Preorders Up!
Now up for preorder - KFC's Tempest! Figure stands approximately 16CM/6" tall and includes two weapons, both figures, and a bio card. Preorder yours at TFSource here:


KFC - CT-02 Tempest
New KFC Mugan Scope (Teal version) & Mugan Amputare & Ghetto Blast Preorders up! Preorder yours here:


KFC - EAVI Metal - Mugan Scope & Mugan Ghetto Blast Set


KFC - EAVI Metal - Mugan Scope & Mugan Amputare Set
New preorder up - KFC Death & War Gun Set! These weapon sets include 5mm peg holes that work with classic figures. Preorder yours at TFSource here:


KFC - Death & War Gun Set



12. Now Up for Preorder - Transformers 4 - Lost Age - Rusty Optimus Prime - Limited Edition!
Now Up for Preorder - Transformers 4 - Lost Age - Rusty Optimus Prime - Limited Edition! A lot have been asking for this piece, preorder the Rusty Version Optimus Prime here:


Transformers 4 - Lost Age - Rusty Optimus Prime - Limited Edition
This Toys R' Us Japan Exclusive features an exclusive redeco of Rusty Optimus Prime as seen in the upcoming movie, and includes a new face mask on Optimus.
Takara Tomy updated with photos of their movie advanced figures! Figures are arriving this month and next, due to this we recommend using our order stacking feature! Preorders up at TFSource here:




TFsource - Your Source for Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Figures!



13. Now Instock - TFC Toys Conabus, Phlogeus and Gumball!
Now Instock - TFC's Project Ares - TFC-03 Conabus and TFC-02 Phlogeus! Conabus and Phlogeus are two of 5 figures by TFC toys, that combine together to form the mighty Project Ares! When all combined, these figures will present one of the most impressive combiners to date: Ares! Order yours at TFsource here:


TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-03 Conabus


TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-02 Phlogeus
TFC Toys Aethon - Preorder now up! The 4th mighty combiner figure changes from bull to robot and back! With all 5 figures the mighty project Ares can be formed! Preorder yours here:


TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-04 Aethon
Now Instock - TFC Toys Prometheus - Gumball! Order here:


TFC Toys - Prometheus - Gumball
New preorder up - TFC Toys - Prometheus - Warning Line! Preorder your at TFSource here:


TFC Toys - Prometheus - Warning Line
Now back instock - TFC Toys Uranos set of 5! Order all 5 figures, and we also have the wings of Uranos upgrade set instock, order yours here:


TFC Toys - Uranos - Full Set of 5



14. theToySource Updates!
Now added - TMNT Revoltech figures! We've received a lot of requests for us to stock Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, so we have added the new Revoltech figures! Each is full of all that great Revoltech articulation goodness and includes weaponry and interchangeable parts...even pizza! Turtle Power! Find yours on theToySource here:


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - TMNT - Revoltech Set of 4
New Kotobukiya preorders up! You can now preorder Marvel Comics - Iron Man Avengers Now - 1/10 Scale Art FX+ - Red Variant, Marvel Comics - Iron Man Avengers Now - 1/10 Scale Art FX+, and Tekken - Nina Williams - Bishoujo 1/7 Scale Statues!




theToySource - Your Source for Kotobukiya Statues!
New preorder up: S.H. Figuarts - Dragonball Z - Broly! Maybe it wasn't a thousand years, but at last the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly is being brought to life by S.H.Figuarts via overwhelming U.S. fan demand! Broly comes in at approximately 7.5 inches high, appropriately taller than other S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball characters. His overwhelming power and muscular build are captured with meticulous sculpting detail.


S.H. Figuarts - Dragonball Z - Broly
Now instock - S.H. Figuarts Super Mario & Diorama sets! Order yours here:


theToySource - Your Source for S.H. Figuarts Super Mario & Diorama Sets!
Also landed in our warehouse: S.H. Figuarts - Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger! Order yours here:


S.H. Figuarts - Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger
We've also continued to grow our Power Ranger offerings, check out the full list here: http://thetoysource.com/power-rangers/
Now Instock - S.H. Figuarts - Dragonball Z - Super Saiyan Son Goku and Piccolo! You can find all DBZ items on theToySource here:



theToySource - Your Source for all things DBZ!
Now instock - Soul of Chogokin - GX-65 Daitarn 3 (Renewal Color)! This item pre-sold out and many asked us to restock it, so we managed to get a small amount of extra stock and at $194.99 get FREE US/Reduced International shipping on this guy! Order yours at theToySource here:


Soul of Chogokin - GX-65 Daitarn 3 (Renewal Color)



15. Source Blog Updates!


NEW SOURCE INTERVIEW! Paul Hitchens is one of the best known & widely contributing members of the fandom. Enjoy his wisdom! Collector Interview | Paul Hitchens
NEW SOURCE REVIEW! Check out TFSource Sponsored Reviewer Peaugh's review of the iGear Raptor Squadron here: http://tfsource.com/igear/raptor-squadron-set/
He's quite impressed with this set, watch the review for tips and tricks on TFSource at the above link. Simply scroll down the page to watch!
NEW SOURCE ARTICLE! A few more vintage G1 discoveries from Yugoslavia to the Balearics via Mainland Europe. Source Blog | Slighty More News To Me
NEW SOURCE REVIEW! Check out TFsource Sponsored Reviewer Peaugh's review of UT's Salmoore here: Source Review | Unique Toys Salmoore
This piece will be released and instock soon, scroll down the page to watch the video! Ben also says he recommends watching at 15:21 for a trick on how to transform the arms. We were fortunate to see an early version of this piece, and definitely UT's quality is improving as they made this piece look very cool!
NEW SOURCE ARTICLE! The discovery and re-discovery of the many short-lived facets of Transformers Animated continues! Source Blog | A Voyage of Animated Discovery Part 2
You can read part 1 here: Source Blog | A Voyage of Animated Discovery Part 1



16. Newest Preorder items at TFsource


TFCon 2014 Exclusive - Masterpiece Shafter


MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock - with Throne Accessory


Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Head and Gun Upgrade Kit - Chrome


Zenith Forge - ZF-002 Beast Hunters Prime Head and Gun Upgrade Kit


Reformatted - R-08 - Azalea the Avenger


Reformatted - R-09 - Zinnia Parapax Medic


Reformatted - Stag Cleavers - Set of 2


Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron - Set of 5 - Early Bird Save $30


Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike


Transformers 2014 - Generations Legends Series 04 - Set of 2 Figures - Cliffjumper & Nemesis Prime


Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version


KFC - CT-02 Tempest


KFC - EAVI Metal - Mugan Scope & Mugan Ghetto Blast Set


KFC - EAVI Metal - Mugan Scope & Mugan Amputare Set


Unique Toys - X01 Speedoo & X02 Guartinel Set of 2


Make Toys Citybot Series MCB-02 - Utopia


MP-10 - Masterpiece Eva Optimus Prime - Limited Edition Figure


Transformers 2014 - Generations Series 04 - Deluxe - Set of 4 Figures


Transformers 2014 - Generations Legends Series 03 - Set of 2 Figures - Gears and Acid Storm


THE WORKSHOP - Cow Catcher Brute Defense - Shield & Upgrade Kit - Brown & Purple Version


THE WORKSHOP - Cow Catcher Brute Defense - Shield & Upgrade Kit - Silver Version


Transformers Legends Series - LG02 Optimus Primal


Transformers Legends Series - LG01 Rattrap


Xtransbots - MM-III Hoss


Reformatted - R-02 - Talon the Aerial Assaulter


Warbotron - WB03-A


Kids logic - Mecha Nations MN-02 Black Convoy


FansToys FT-06 Sever - Early Bird Save $20 - Iron Dibots No.3


Sentinel - Transformers Pen - Optimus Prime


Sentinel - Transformers Pen - Black Convoy


Sentinel - Megadrive Megatron


MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock - 2nd Production Run


TFC Toys - Prometheus - Warning Line


TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-04 Aethon


X2 Toys - XT005 Gemini Set of Furrow & Rotor With DKR002


SXS A05 Citizen Stack Upgrade Kit


FWI-04 - Jetwing Upgrade Kit


ToyWorld - TW-01B - Hegemon - 2nd Edition


MP-15 - Masterpiece Ravage & Rumble


Warbotron - WB01A - Air Burst


Warbotron - WB01D


Warbotron - WB01E


Fire Fair - FF-01 the King of Fire - MP Grimlock Add-on Kit


MP-20 - Masterpiece Wheeljack


MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee


MP-22 - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - with Perfect Edition Trailer


FansToys FT-05 Soar - Blue Version


FansToys FT-05T Soar - Red Version


KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Two - Set of 3 - Sencho Barbossa Haiku And Tsunami


Reformatted - R-06 - Tigris the Shock Trooper


Unique Toys - UT-D01 Salmoore


Microblaze Creations - MBC002 Military Titans


Before and After - Six Sigma - US Version


MP-14 - Masterpiece Red Alert - 2nd Production Run


Bullsfire - DB-01 Air Strike


Mega Steel - MS-03 - Radio


AFT Toys - AFT-07 Titanium Saint


Voltron - 30th Anniversary Die-Cast Light-Up Set - with Sound and Stand


DaCaToys - Kronos


BTS-06 - Nova Lord



17. Newest Instock items at TFsource


Warbotron - WB01B - Heavy Noisy


Reformatted - R-01D - Terminus Hexatron Shadow Emissary


ToyWorld - H-03 Swamper


MP-18 - Masterpiece Bluestreak - Exclusive Edition


DMY Studios - D-01 Upgrade Kit


MP-08 Flame Sword and Die-cast Crown


MP-10B - Masterpiece Black Convoy - Optimus Prime


Before and After - Six Sigma - Japanese Version - Red Arms


Reformatted - R-03 - Bovis the Supply Specialist


PE-DX-03 - Motobot - Warden


Unique Toys - Metropolis - Metroplex Add on Kit


TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-03 Conabus


TFC Toys - Prometheus - Gumball


TFC Toys - Project Ares - Phlogeus


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