Hasbro, Inc., Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes the iconic opening theme song and more than 45 minutes of unreleased music by composers Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of “The Transformers” animated series which debuted in 1984.
“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible, unique product that fans will love and that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”
Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers features a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork including Japanese Catalog artwork from 1985 and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).
The Hasbro Studios Presents ’80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers Optimus Prime and Megatron variants will be available through EnjoyTheRideRecords.com and the Bumblebee variant available exclusively through ThinkGeek.com.
- Opening Theme Song
- Cybertron Sorrow
- The Bridge to Iacon
- Unwelcoming Committee
- Attack! Attack!
- Decepticon Drama
- Explore! Repair!
- Facing Disaster
- Ominous Discovery
- Elements of Danger
- Something’s Wrong
- Overcoming the Unstoppable
- No More Worries
- Heavy Mettle
- Man and Machine
- Matters and Antimatters
- Battle Fearlessly
- Ancient Legends
- The March of War
- Roll For Home
- The Glimmer of Hope
- Earth to Cybertron
- Into the Jaws of Death
- Doomed Together
- The Wrong Readings Mean the Right Doom
- Transformers Medley
- Mad Planet
- Conflict on Cassette
- Pastoral Tranquility
- From the Secret Files of Teletraan II
- Separation Anxiety
- Synthesized Magic
- Uneasy Advances
- Epic Struggles
- Mysterious Airs
- Waking Nightmare
Since their launch in 1984, Transformers has grown to be one of the world’s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, Transformers revolutionized children’s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film. With more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique Transformers robots have been introduced through toy lines, animated TV series, comic books and animated and live-action feature films.
Kidrobot has announced the release of ‘Horrible Adorables’ a result of their partnership with Jordan Elise and Christopher Lees. Horrible Adorables features strange creatures and wonderful wonders packaged in a window box. Each mini figure measures approximately 4″ tall. Each character will be limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide.
This wonderful collection will release in three waves:
Wave 1: Tangled Twins & Spruce Spricket (May 6th)
Wave 2: Shrewdipede and Yippey Yak (June)
Wave 3: Haremus, Pufferhedge and Foxolot (July)
Tangled Twins & Spruce Spricket are available today on Kidrobot.com for $24.99 each.
Kidrobot has introduced a brand new series of mini vinyl figures becoming available in January both in stores and on Kidrobot.com – Nightriders.
Nightriders are a particular breed of nocturnal bird spirits that wander between the supernatural world and earth-bound gods, communicating the unseen. These supra normal beings are the creation of Nathan Jurevicius, a Canadian based Australian artist. Jurevicius’ diverse range of work has appeared in numerous publications, advertising campaigns and galleries around the world. He is well known for his Scarygirl universe. Check them out below and find them later this month from Kidrobot!
Kidrobot’s Mega Man vinyl collection got an early start at San Diego Comic-Con with the exclusive Break Man and an SDCC exclusive Mega Man variant 7″ vinyls. These were followed up with the release of 7″ Proto Man and the wide release Mega Man. Finally, August 4th will see the rest of the collection released as the blind boxed Minis and keychains will be available in stores and at kidrobot.com. Prices range from $5.99 to $49.99.
Super7 have revealed their 2015 SDCC exclusive vinyl figures. Each of these will be available at booth #4945 at the show. The exclusives are:
- Caveman Dino -Aurora Kit Caveman – $35
- Foster – Chocolate Mint Swirl – $25
- Frederick – Night Light Frederick – $35
- Honoo – Dying Light Honoo – $35
- Milton – Chocolate Mint Swirl – $25
- Mongolion – Red Menace – $65
- Pocket Mummy Boy – Pink Power – $25
- Pie Guy – Chocolate Mint Swirl – $25
- Pumpking Boy – Green Ghost – $65
- Pocket Rose Vampire – Pink Power – $25
Titan Merchandise two solicited two new collections of vinyls – an Edward Scissorhands “I’m Not Finished” collection and a Doctor Who 9th Doctor “Fantastic!” collection.
The “I’m Not Finished” collection celebrates cult favorite movie Edward Scissorhands with 4 vinyls of Edward, Avon lady Peg Boggs, her daughter Kim and six others (including a dinosaur hedge!). Each 3″ figure is blind boxed and there are 12 main figures with 4 hidden chase vinyl.
The Doctor Who “Fantastic!” collection takes you back to 2005 and the relaunch of Doctor Who with a series of vinyl figures from the 9th Doctor’s series. The Doctor, Rose, Mickey, Captain Jack and a half dozen other characters make up this assortment. There are 12 characters in the assortment of 3″ blind box figures as well as 4 chase figures.
Check out both series below, they should be available this fall.
When I woke up this morning, there was an email from the folks at Titan Merchandise that was so good, I was pretty sure I was still dreaming. This morning they announced a series of vinyl collectibles based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This set of 12 vinyls includes all the core cast – Buffy, Willow, Xander, Oz, Giles, Faith, Angelus, Spike, Drusilla, the Mayor, the Master and Buffy as a vampire. There will also be 4 chase vinyls – one of which is probably a regular Angel (and maybe Spike and Drusilla). Each figure is right around 3″ in size and includes a character specific accessory and are blind boxed. These should be available in January 2015, a perfect way to start a year of collecting amazing stuff – these are simply fantastic.
Then awhile after I woke up, saw the Buffy announcement was real, a second announcement popped in my inbox – the Dragon Age Heroes of Thedas collection. Collecting characters from across the series, this range includes Alistair the Grey Warden, the ‘Witch Of The Wilds’ Flemeth, Fenris the elven warrior, even a Mabari War Hound – and of course a Dragon! Each figure is 3″ blind-boxed and some come with a character specific accessory and like Buffy there are 12 different characters with 4 chase. These are due out in December.
The Loyal Subjects have announced their first SDCC exclusive for the show – a Transformers vinyls Autobot 3-pack. The three figures included in the set are an ‘invisible’ Mirage a G2 colored Sideswipe (black/red) and Smokescreen. These will be available at booth #5645 with a signing with Les Schettkoe on Thursday at 11AM. This set is limited to 500 pieces…and looks awesome.
While I am on a Super7 kick, I wanted to put some focus on their SDCC exclusive vinyl figures. Each year Super7 offers up some super-cool variant vinyl pieces at prices that are completely accessible. This year is no different, I have to admit I’m pretty partial to ‘Cystal Mecha’ this time around. See descriptions and images of each of the 9 exclusive vinyls you’ll find at booth #4945.
Pie Guy – “Cookies and Cream” edition (brown and glow-in-the-dark swirled vinyl wit painted details) – $25ea.
- Milton – “Cookies and Cream” edition (brown and glow-in-the-dark swirled vinyl wit painted details) – $25ea.
- Caveman Dinosaur – “Volcano Fire” edition (red vinyl with painted details) – $35ea.
- Mummy Boy – “Adventure set” Mummy Boy with Standard, Pumpkin and Mishka head (pink and metallic silver swirl vinyl)- $65ea.
- Honoo – “Burnt Offerings” edition (metallic copper and black swirl with gold painted details) – $35 ea.
- Fossila – “Radioactive Puke” edition (yellow, green, blue, orange, brown drip vinyl with painted details) – $95ea.
- Crystal Mecha – “Bug Splatter” edition (grey, blue, black, glow drip vinyl with painted details) – $95ea.
- Ooze Bat – “Ooze It Tribute” edition (green vinyl with yellow painted details, an homage to the 1970’s Ooze It toy) – $50ea.
- Mongolion – “Marbled Madness” edition (neon green and gold glitter swirl vinyl with painted eyes) – $65ea.
The fine folks at Funko sent out some information on some upcoming releases last week during the AwesomeToyBlog Winter vacation, so here it is for your enjoyment. Due January 19th is a bobble head of the iconic Alfred E. Neuman – Mad Magazine’s spokesman / mascot. He’s sculpted with his arms out as if asking the question – “What, me worry?”
Funko is also releasing vinyl figures of hip hop legends early this spring (April 5th). Their Urban Vinyl line includes Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Tupac, Notorius BIG as well as Run and DMC. Each one features the same style of semi-deformed design. Check them all out in the gallery below.
At Comic-con, Funko introduced a new line of vinyl figures – Blox! Stading 7 inches tall, these figures are a bit bigger than their Pop! figures and feature a different aesthic. Check out the gallery below for a few images of Blox from their “monster cereals”, Kiss and DC Universe line. Other properties which will be represented in the Blox line include Ugly Dolls, Marvel, The Simpsons, Mars Attacks, Disney, Pixar and Star Wars. These are set to be available in November, just in time for the holidays!
I got sent the details today on a new vinyl exclusive for San Diego comic-con from Camilla d’Errico. The Kuro vinyl figure will be available in an exclusive glowing “blueberry” version. This bright blue little fella really does glow in the dark and will be available at the show for $59.99. In addition to this show exclusive Kuro, there are two additional versions available – a regular Kuro ($29.99) and DIY version ($25.99). For non-attendees, these will be available through their mailing list, while supplies last. Each Kuro purchased at SDCC will also come with an exclusive collectible card from the artist, Camilla d’Errico. There are also limited opportunities to arrange for custom sketches by the artist, see the website for more details.