First4Figures is a UK-based company that is making new
Transformers statues and busts!† Monday at Toy Fair, our crew was given
glimpses of their product via computer-generated mockups.
Generation One still holds lots of appeal for countless
fans, and First4Figures aims to please!† Currently planned for release, we saw
mock-ups of the following items:
Full Body Statues:
- Bludgeon (with sword)
- Jetfire (holding his helmet from the Dreamave comics)
- Hot Rod
- A large diorama statue of Soundwave holding Jazz above his
head, about to throw
him onto a badly-trashed Blaster on the ground at his feet
- Powermaster Optimus Prime
BEAST WARS 10TH ANNIVERSARY:
Beast Wars also holds fond places in many fansí hearts, so who
is First4Figures to deny them product?
- Season 1 Megatron
- Season 1 Rattrap
- Ravage (show version)
- Depth Charge
Each of these is to be in scale with the others.† The
mock-ups looked great and very true to the show.
- A large diorama statue of Season 1 Megatron punching his
through Rhinox's chest from behind, lifting Rhinox off the ground
FUTURE PLANS AND OTHER INFORMATION
There are plans for Cyclonus, Optimal Optimus, and more;
First4Figures would like to make Blackarachnia, but they are concerned about
her limbs being too fragile for either manufacture or display.
Expect the first statues out in June or July of 2006, with a
new statue released each month thereafter.† Beast Wars items will be limited to
1,996 pieces each, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their
Do you like having the same numbered items for your entire
collection?† Well, good news!† All items will come with a credit card-shaped
certificate of authenticity with the statue/bust's edition number, plus a code.
Entering the code at F4F's website will register your number and let you
preorder subsequent statues in the line with the same number, if you want a