This week it’s our 2022 recap, including the RFC Awards, our 2022 predictions, and 2022 news recap!
- Chris Cocks is named as the new CEO of Hasbro
- MPG-02 Getsuei Officially Revealed
- IDW losing licenses to Transformers, et al
- Legacy Voyagers spotted in Europe, new box, no plastic.
- Entertainment News: Transformers Sleep Story Added to Calm App
- Fan First Friday
- Transformers: EarthSpark and BotBots Cartoon First Looks
- Rumor: LEGO to Release a “Transformers” Set
- Transformers X GI Joe Collaborative: Megatron Hiss Tank
- RFC News Desk 157 – NFTs Hit Transformers
- Wheeljack64 finds Legacy
- RFC News Desk 158 – BOTBOTS RETURNS …And So Does Walmart Collector Con Again
- Mark Maher shares first concept model(s) for Kingdom Cheetor
- RFC News Desk 160 – Transformers Fan First Tuesday Featuring Robosen And Legacy Wave 2
- Titan Class Cybertron Metroplex
- First Looks At Studio Series Thundercracker And Age of Extinction Galvatron
- MP-56 Revealed: Trailbreaker
- The Wreck N’ Rule Collection: 2022’s Amazon Subline
- Transformers Tuesday was the official reveals of Studio Series Galvatron, Thundercracker, Sideways, DOTM Bumblebee, and 86 Arcee. Preorders are up now on Amazon
- Legacy Walmart exclusive Scourge/Black Convoy leaked
- Transformers (2007) coming back to Fathom Events-participating theaters July 10th and 14th for 15th anniversary
- Fresh from cold storage, it’s Masterpiece Skyfire!
- Masterpiece Trainbot MPG 03 Yukikaze announced
- GI Joe x Transformers AWE Striker Bumblebee revealed, already pre-sold out on Pulse
- Motormaster was found in Australia last week!
- Transforming Movie Optimus Primal face mask (Also Bumblebee)
- Evan Brooks shares more photos of Studio Series 86 Arcee,
- Takara demonstrates MP Skyfire transformation in new video
- MP Raiden torso officially shown off
- First look at Velocitron Wave 2 Crasher via Monari on TFW
- SDCC 2022 Wrap Up: Legacy, Earthspark, Exclusives, And Victory Saber
- JTPrime shares more information about Legacy Year 2
- Canon Collaboration Optimus Prime and Reflector
- First Full Reveal of Legacy Pointblank And Dead End
- Hasbro Pulls Back:
- Hasbro (HAS) Stock Down 19% in 6 Months (Yahoo Finance) May bounce back, projections are based on the entertainment areas, but uh…
- Hasbro Considers Sale or Restructuring of Entertainment Assets (Bloomberg) It sounds like Brian Goldner was mostly the champion of making Hasbro an entertainment brand, and the new leadership may not be as convinced after his passing. Concrete plans to be announced, but the leading options are focus eOne exclusively on in-house IP, or sell most or all of the eOne assets off.
- Hasbro To Change Their Toy Distribution Strategy (TFW2005) Unclear if or how this will affect collector lines, what TFW has reprinted it sounds like the overall totality of product won’t change, but maybe grouped differently and staggered more to absorb logistics challenges more smoothly.
- Upcoming Transformers ReActions Teased On G2 Grimlock and Toy-Galvatron cardbacks
- Yes, one of them is Unreleased G1 Prototype Unicron
- RFC News Desk 161 – Velocitron Speedia 500 Deluxe Wave 2 Revealed!
- Earthspark Will Debut November 11th on Paramount+
- 2023 product listings from JTPrime and Hyper Shauta
- First Look at Legacy Breakdown
- Fully Combined Masterpiece Raiden Shown At TakaraTomy Hobby Expo
- Earthspark Toyline Display At Oz ComicCon in Sydney
- It went almost to launch date without being spoiled, but Velocitron leader 2 is… Galaxy Shuttle!?
- Hasbro renews partnership with Paramount for Transformers and GI Joe
- Walmart Con didn’t go quite as expected, but we got a weird surprise
- Retro Transformers The Movie Starscream
- Retro Transformers The Movie [MAGENTA!!?] Hot Rod
- Hasbro’s Earnings report is Kinda Bad
- The stock price dropped to $65 per share after the report
- Robosen Optimus Prime Smaller “Elite” version
- Deathsaurus Haslab launches
- Hasbro sells Boulder Animation
- Victory Saber in-hand (accidental early fulfillment by Hasbro Hong Kong, apparently)
- EarthSpark debuts on Paramount Plus
- ROTB Studio Series Airazor
- ROTB Studio Series Voyager Battletrap
- Mug shows first look at ROTB Maximals
- Deathsaurus hits funding goal
- Studio Series 100 is… another Bumblebee
- The official reveal of SS-99 Battletrap and SS-100 ROTB Bumblebee
- Behind the Scenes from Sam Smith: Battletrap and Bumblebee
- Upcoming Collaborative: Project Bear?
- 2024 Legacy listings leaked
- Deathsaurus funded, unlocked all goals, and finished above Victory Saber, making it the highest-selling Transformers HasLab yet
- Oh, Deathsaurus also gets a pair of Micromasters for finishing so big
- Transformers Ultimates wave 5… sure is a thing
- Legacy Evolution Deluxe Animated Prowl and Motorcycle Junkion
- G1 Animation Color Hound Reissue Leaked