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TFW's Combiner Wars Breakdown In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 03-29-2015 at 01:28 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Breakdown-Robot-41 We've shown you Dead End, Dragstrip and Offroad - now we are rounding out the four Stunticon limbs with Breakdown! Combiner Wars Breakdown is a Lamborghini Countach, a very slick car that was also used for Generation 1 Sideswipe - and with the head sculpt looking particularly Sideswipe-ish, we'd imagine this one is getting a straight repaint into Sideswipe down the road.

Breakdown's robot mode transformation is fairly simple, as with most of the Combiner Wars Deluxes, and it gives him big boots and relatively thin arms. It sounds like a hideous look, but it works and does not look too awkwardly proportioned - and as a bonus, gives him a nice wide base to stand on, making posing easy. Breakdown's weapon is rather cool - it's a gunblade, a weapon that works equally well as a sword as it does a gun. As an added bonus, the foot for the Menasor mode attaches to his back in robot mode (which again, would work for a Sideswipe release).

Overall, Breakdown is another great release in the Combiner Wars series. He's got a great weapon, a killer vehicle mode, and is extremely faithful to Generation 1 Breakdown. Check out our gallery and see what you think.

Combiner Wars Breakdown Gallery
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Last Day for the Play With This Too Kickstarter

Posted on 03-29-2015 at 12:35 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
10492393_264888817030649_7127340978141262974_n Today is the last day to get your pledges in for the Lost Protectors Kickstarter. The Lost Protectors are a line of 6″ scale figures that feature homages and nods to numerous classic characters. These nods include toy lines such as Transformers, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, and Visionaries. You can join in and pledge at the official Kickstarter Page.
Views: 1,157

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Hyper Change Hero Sideswipe Confirmed

Posted on 03-29-2015 at 11:02 AM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-Hyper-Change-Hero-Three-Steps-Sideswipe Earlier this year a rumor of a possible Three-Step Changer Sideswipe was revealed thanks to a toy transformation scheme diagram leak. Today, 2005 Boards Member Nevermore in bringing us a toy listing at Toys"R"Us Iceland, confirming the existence of Transformers: Robots In Disguise Hyper Change Hero Sideswipe.

The TRU listing does not contain a product image but rather placehoder images of Hyper Change Hero Bumblebee, Grimlock and Optimus Prime. It is interesting to see that the transformation scheme diagram Sideswipe sports his mask and we are yet to see if it is true on the final product.
Views: 4,271 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

PaperFormed Racing Warrior - a Papercraft Drift

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 07:19 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
racing_warrior-robot Here is something which is particularly cool, that we thought we might share with you. A few years ago when IDW introduced Drift into their comics, one dedicated fan made his own fully transformable Drift out of paper. It was an extremely cool piece of artwork, which attendees of Botcon 2009 in Pasadena might remember seeing entered into that year's art contest.

Flash forward to today, and the designs of this awesome custom have now been made available to purchase for a modest amount. You can now make your own papercraft Drift, or "Racing Warrior" as he is referred to here, who transforms without removing any parts. It's made up of 202 pieces, spread across six sheets. It's what is classed as an "expert" level build, and speaking as someone who saw the original in person, it is an amazing piece once it is fully assembled.

Check out more details on Paperformed!
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Generations Cyber 11 Assortment Bumblebee and Optimus Prime New Images

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 06:18 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Cyber_11_inch_Series_Optimus_Prime_1 Via Brazilian retailer Hobby Brinquedos has posted some new images of the upcoming Generations Cyber 11 Assortment. These are 11 inch figures, done in the style of the Cyberverse figures from previous lines. The figures featured here are Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, who appear to be borrowing a few cues from their Robots in Disguise Legion figures, at least as far as the general transformation schemes appear to go.

While some might gnash their teeth at the simplicity of the offerings, the simplicity would appear to be the virtue in this case - plus the designs look rather cool, and are certainly solid offerings, although we're not sure if they have knees. Check them out, attached to this post.
Views: 6,699 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Ultra Magnus and Nemesis Prime Images

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:18 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CBLA693UIAAEy0d Hisashi Yuki has tweeted some new images of the upcoming April releases in the Transformers Adventure line - Nemesis Prime and Ultra Magnus. Nemesis Prime is a black repaint of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, and is presently the only version of this toy coming to Japan. Ultra Magnus is the Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus, complete with a more show-accurate deco. Both are set to be released towards the end of April.
Views: 5,451 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

ToyWorld D-03 Corelock Images

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:07 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
ToyWorld-Corelock-05 Courtesy of our sponsors TFSource, we have some images of ToyWorld's Corelock to share with you. Corelock is an unofficial Grimlock, and forms the torso of the five-member dino-combiner that ToyWorld is releasing. These images show off Corelock in his fully decoed state - he is expected to come out in May, with a price of $149.95, with the higher price owing to Corelock coming with the various parts needed to complete the final combined form.

Thanks again to TFSource for the heads up - see their preorders for all ToyWorld's products here.

EDIT - now available to preorder at TFSource and Big Bad Toy Store
Views: 9,239

New Image of Takara LG13 Legends Megatron

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:45 AM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
lg13-Megatron TF Yuki has posted on Twitter a larger, more clear reveal of the upcoming Takara Legends version of Generations Leader Class Megatron. The differences from the two include the lack of red on the inner arms, the plastic on the joints being cast in grey rather than red, having the orange, purple, and red chest detail paint apps removed, and also having red paint added to the sides of the torso.

Click on the title bar to view the new image!
Views: 8,350 / Credit: Jacer of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Robots In Disguise Happy Meal Promotion

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 11:48 PM by ORIO under Robots In Disguise (201x)
McRID McDonalds has updated their Happy Meal website with a preview of their next Happy Meal toy promotion. The next toy set will be a series of eight Robots In Disguise figures. This promotion will run along side a My Little Pony set of figures. The figures that will be available are:
  • Sideswipe
  • Fixit
  • Grimlock
  • Bumblebee
  • Underbite
  • Clampdown
  • Optimus Prime
  • Fracture

Check out the picture after the break!
Views: 5,362 / Credit: Shark Jumper of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Tops Japanese Sales Charts

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 04:56 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
tfmp24 Here is an interesting nugget of news we thought to share with you. Japanese retailer Toynes produces a weekly "top 5" of best selling items, and for the week of March 16 to March 22, the toy topping the charts is Masterpiece Star Saber - and considering that he only came out on 21 March unlike the rest of the chart, this is really impressive.

Of course, it is hard to judge if this surge was down to preorders, or whether this was purely in-store purchases, but in either case, it paints a very healthy picture for Masterpiece Star Saber's sales, and - dare we say - portends well for other fan-favorites getting the Masterpiece treatment down the line.
Views: 4,292

Akiva Goldsman Hired For A Transformers Cinematic Universe

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 03:25 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Akiva-Goldsman-Transformers-5 Paramount Pictures is launching a cinematic universe around its blockbuster Transformers property that will be overseen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, Deadline reports. It is stated that the Transformers Franchise will follow a Cinematic Universe, very much like the current Marvel, DC and Star Wars franchises. The series is said to have Sequels as well as Spin-offs.

Mr. Goldsman has worked on famous scripts such as A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and I Am Legend as well as the infamous Batman & Robin.

"Taking a page from Fox’s incubation of three Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with a sequels and spinoffs, the studio is negotiating with Akiva Goldsman to work with franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a “writer’s room” that will incubate ideas for a potential multi-part Transformers sequel, and come up with potential spinoff films based on the billion-dollar franchise culled from the Hasbro toy line." says Deadline. "The Transformers expansion signals that Paramount is serious about competing with its studio peers when it comes to broadening big franchise properties." says TheWrap.

Stick with TFW2005 as we bring you the latest Transformers Movie News, as they happen.
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Battle Tactics Event - Superion's Guard

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 03:23 PM by Jacer under Video Games
19319_461721480660810_8751827655954949910_n This weekend DeNA's Transformers Battle Tactics is having their second event, Superion's Guard!

Superion's Guard is now live on TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics! Play now to collect all 5 Aerialbots and unleash Superion!

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Alpha Bravo and Fireflight are already unlockable characters in the game. Silverbolt, Air Raid and Skydive are the event exclusive characters along side Jackpot and Threadshot from the Transformers Subscription Service.
Views: 2,569

Transformers: Robots In Disguise In-Package Images Of Upcoming Toys

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 01:35 PM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
HAS24373 Several retailers have posted various in-package images of upcoming toys for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Toyline.

We've mirrored the images with this news post as well.
Views: 7,334 / Credit: Nevermore and Joe Moore of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1266

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 10:58 AM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom has dropped by with their latest round of new preorders and in stock items! Get your preorders locked in, including the recently revealed Masterpiece Bluestreak!

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Angry Birds: Transformers Update Brings New Characters And New Features

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 06:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Angry-Birds-Transformers-Stella-Arcee Angry Birds: Transformers Mobile Game was updated today, bringing new characters and new areas to unlock.

Strangely, no official notice was made regarding the update other than the fact that a Bug Fix was done to improve the stability and performance. However, 2005 Boards Member MrByatis is bringing us the information and images from the update.

First of all, two new characters are introduced to the game and both of them represented by Stella. One character is Blackarachnia from Transformers: Animated and the other one being Arcee (finally!!!) who was teased for so long on the old Loading Screen. Rovio released two games based on Stella recently and we can assume that this is the reason why Arcee was delayed.

Other features include:
  • New areas to be unlocked on the map
  • New Challenges
  • Skywarp Airfield Repair Functionality (requires 5000 coins)
  • New Loading Screen image
  • New Jenga modes
  • Character weapons and abilities changed
  • New character animations when thanking buddies

Update: We have an update for the Angry Birds: Transformers game update (Ha!). 2005 Boards Member Cax6ton is informing us that the long awaited Cloud Saving feature is now active on the game (again, finally!). Hopefully this means no more lost progress due to various circumstances such as game updates, OS updates and random loss of game data.

The new update is rolling out on the Android platform at the moment and our members who are using the iOS platform confirmed that the update is not yet available for them. Patience, folks… it will come.

Check out the screenshots by MrByatis, after the jump.
Views: 3,654 / Credit: MrByatis and Cax6ton of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Combiner Wars Dead End In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 06:06 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Dead-End-Robot-27 With the news that we are getting a Combiner Wars Wildrider as a repaint of Dead End, now seemed like a great time to share a look at Combiner Wars Dead End!

Dead End is a sports car, and a sharp looking one at that. The robot transformation is actually quite straightforward, but one thing I liked on the transformation was the way the legs rotated around, in a manner that somewhat recalls the style of the original toy's transformation. Robot mode is decent, with a good range of articulation, and big feet mean it is easy to pose Dead End. Special mention should go to the glorious shade of red used, which nicely evokes the deco of the original Dead End. I also liked his weapon, a smokestack. Among a line of toys with huge guns, swords, guns that double up as swords and so forth, it is refreshing to see a character going to battle with what is, essentially, a lead pipe to bludgeon his enemies.

Overall, the Combiner Wars Dead End is a decent release. He's solid and has some cool touches. Check out our gallery and see for yourself:

Combiner Wars Dead End gallery
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Record Store Day 2015 exclusive: Shockwave discography

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 06:04 PM by KidDynamite under Other News
shockwave_1 Now here's an interesting entry, and something of a blast from the past. Revelation Records has announced a Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue of the entire discography of the 90's era Erie PA hardcore band Shockwave. For those that don't remember, Shockwave was a Transformers themed band through and through, with albums and songs named after Transformers, G1 audio samples, and a band logo featuring a masked Decepticon symbol.

The record is called The World is Ours: The Complete Recordings and is on double clear vinyl 12" in a gatefold sleeve. In a really nice touch, it also includes a clear red flexi 7" that can be used as a tech spec decoder on the album art.

This looks like a really nice and certainly unexpected release from this long dormant band. Check out the reveal video after the jump.
Views: 2,843 / Credit: Revelation Records, dinorobo of the 2005 Boards!

Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus Preorders and new images

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 04:31 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
HAS24370 Our friends and sponsors Big Bad Toy Store dropped us a line to let us know that preorders have now opened for the Leader class Combiner Wars / Generations Ultra Magnus - a Leader class version of the duly appointed enforcer of the Tyrest Accord, who also comes with his own little Minimus Ambus figure! BBTS has him for preorder now, with an expected release in May 2015, priced at $46.99. There are also some new product images to check out!

Generations Combiner Wars Leader Ultra Magnus preorders at Big Bag Toy Store

Also available at Robot Kingdom

EDIT - now also up for preorder at TFSource.
Views: 9,829

Combiner Wars Rook and Streetwise Comics Online

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 04:28 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
768e729a530d4a63682ed6455caeb51c Hasbro's Transformers website has posted the pack-in comics that will accompany the Combiner Wars toys Rook and Streetwise. Streetwise comes with IDW's Transformers #33, and Rook with #34. Sadly the back covers with the full-length bios are not included in the online versions - but the full cover artwork (which looks awesome as always) are there for us to enjoy.
Views: 3,946 / Credit: netkid, Jalaguy of the 2005 Boards!

BotCon Announces Frank Welker as Featured Guest

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:47 PM by Matty under Conventions
voice-overs-frank-welker-431x300 The BotCon webpage just updated with very big news, announcing Frank Welker as their first and featured guest for this year's show in St. Charles Illinois!

BotCon is thrilled to announce that our featured guest for this year's convention is none other than FRANK WELKER, voice of the original MEGATRON from the 1980's Transformers cartoon series. Of course MEGATRON was just ONE of over a dozen characters Mr. Welker has voiced for the Transformers, with his most recent role being that of GALVATRON in last year's live action hit Transformers: Age of Extinction. Be sure to read the press release detailing his appearance at BotCon!

How big of a reveal is this?! Read on after the jump for the press release details.
Views: 2,109 / Credit: highlander3000 of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Desolataur Painted Prototype

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
PWTT-Des-8 Play With This Too have shared images of their action figure styled take on Generation 1 Skullgrin, Desolataur, with merely three days left on their Kickstarter program. These images show a 3D printed version of Desolataur, so it's not the final product which will be smoother, but gives an impression of what the final release might be like. There are a lot of images of the prototype, which you can check out on the group's Facebook page - we've attached a few of the best and most insightful here.

Play With This Too is a new third party group, made up of former Hasbro staff and other toy industry veterans including Rik Alvarez and Aaron Archer. Find out more about the Kickstarter campaign here.
Views: 2,903 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

New Official Images of Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 02:41 PM by Matty under Generation 1
372EA4A650569047F5C6BEE4A6DEFB45 Thanks to Hasbro's Transformers webpage, we have new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Generation 1 reissues. We first saw some stock photography of these brightly colored figures earlier this month, but these new images reveal all modes and packaging.

Make the jump to see the new images and description of the release. Are these bizarre decos growing on you yet? Sound off!
Views: 5,957 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Takara Reveals MP-18B Bluestreak!

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 11:25 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
4904810827825 It's happening! TakaraTomyMall has just revealed a Masterpiece figure that will surely send fans into a frenzy: MP-18B Bluestreak! That's right, it's a blue Bluestreak! This deco is based on the Diaclone figure and has been a color scheme desperately wanted by the fanbase.

According to the web page, it looks like this will be a limited release of about 2,000 and available in Japan, likely as a web or other type of exclusive, so it may be one of the more difficult pieces to obtain.

Check out the photos after the jump!
Views: 11,809 / Credit: xdmisato of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Series Official Stock Photos

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 11:01 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
372C0A6D50569047F5C7F5E5D826A7CC Thanks to a tip from Transformers Columbia, the Transformers Hasbro website has updated with new stock images of the Generations Cyber Battalion Series, including characters Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, and Starscream. Not much has been revealed yet with this line, we'll update the story as more news becomes available. For now, make the jump to see the full character descriptions and images!
Views: 7,701 / Credit: ACMagnus of the 2005 Boards!

More than Meets the Eye #39 iTunes Preview

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 06:42 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 The highly anticipated More than Meets the Eye #39 is coming in two weeks time, on April 8th - and iTunes has just added a preview of this next instalment of the saga. Issue #39 is titled "Return of the D.J.D." and delivers on that promise from the word go, with the members of the Decepticon punishment squad appearing prominently in these three pages. Fans be warned, there's something of a spoiler on page 3 - though those who enjoy trying to put all the pieces of the plot together will eat this one right up!

Mark your calendars, it's April 8th for More than Meets the Eye #39, the return of the Decepticon Justice Division, and the introduction of Deszaras / Deathsaurus into the IDW Transformers universe!
Views: 8,065 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots "High Tides" Teaser

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 06:40 PM by Matty under Rescue Bots
It's time to ride the waves because high tide is coming! Just uploaded to the Hasbro Studios Shorts YouTube channel is a preview for Rescue Bots "High Tides". Check out the video clip below.

Views: 951 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Combiner Wars Wave 2 Released in Canada

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 12:05 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
CW-Wave-2 Thanks to a report at Seibertron, we've received word that wave 2 of Combiner Wars deluxe figures has been spotted at retail! This wave includes Offroad, Deadend, Breakdown and Air Raid.

Be on the lookout for these figures and be sure to keep posting your sightings in our sightings forum.

Happy hunting Canada!
Views: 4,766 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 19 Details

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 08:47 AM by Matty under Rescue Bots
rescue-bots Zap2it has just revealed some details for episode 19 of the third season of Rescue Bots. Some potential spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk!

Rescue Bots Season 3 episode 19 Rescue Bots Academy
Cody and the Rescue Bots must teach Blurr and Salvage everything they need to know.

Zap2it's air dates are still not quite dependable, but expect these to air as a part of the weekly ongoing episodes on Discovery Channel on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST.
Views: 1,157 / Credit: abates of the 2005 Boards!

Official Hasbro Images of Generations Quickslinger & Brake-Neck

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 10:25 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
Transformers-Generations-Combiner-Wars-Brake-Neck_1 Today definitely belongs to the pair of Quickslinger (Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider), the two team members who will soon "complete" the gestalts of Superion and Menasor. Thanks to Hasbro we have official images of the two figures that are set to release online in May.

Enough talking, official images after the jump!
Views: 12,270

Transformers: Legends Event - Battle Of The Brothers

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 10:24 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
DeNA-Transformers-Legends-Team-Event-Battle-of-the-Brothers Pre-registration is now open for the next DeNA Transformer: Legends Team Event; Battle Of The Brothers.

Official Event Description:
The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS are locked in fierce battle over an experimental space bridge designed by JETFIRE. GALVATRON, intent on using it to transport weapons of mass destruction straight into enemy territory, orders his forces to use any means to secure it.

A stray shot from someone’s weapon strikes the space bridge, causing it to overload and explode. RODIMUS, JETFIRE, and GALVATRON and their teams are blown backwards through time, to before the creation of Cybertron.

There they discover the two brothers, PRIMUS and UNICRON, locked in titanic combat. The universe trembles with each blow, until finally the both withdraw, summoning forces to their sides to aid in the battle.

GALVATRON, in his madness, decides to ally his DECEPTICONS with UNICRON, ignoring the fact that the destruction of PRIMUS will spell his end as well. Meanwhile, RODIMUS, JETFIRE and the AUTOBOTS, realizing the stakes, throw all of their strength behind the creator of the Cybertronians.

Will PRIMUS prevail over his brother, the Chaos Bringer? Or will UNICRON finish the creator and erase the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS from existence? Find out in TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Battle of the Brothers”!

Note From The Developer:
All players in this Team Battle Episode have a chance of receiving a reward of 40 Battle Cubes from any of the bosses encountered. This is on top of the normal Boss payouts.
Views: 3,417 / Credit: T-Hybrid of the 2005 Boards!
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