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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 - All Network Coverage

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 08:48 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
sdcc-2014-logo_1406299495 Our coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has, for the most part, officially ended. If you want to see one of the thousands and thousands of pics our team shared, or want to catch up on a panel, check out the links below. This is everything SDCC from our network.

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Sentinel Megazarak and Black Zarak Official Images

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 06:55 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
FIGURE-007083_04 Amiami has updated with official images of Sentinel's gigantic non-transforming licensed Megazarak (aka Scorponok) and Black Zarak (aka the expensive Scorponok recolor with gold plastic syndrome).

These "Gigantic Action" figures each stand about two feet tall, so are scaled against the height of the Generation 1 Fortress Maximus toy, and are based on how the characters looked in their appearances in the Headmasters and Masterforce animated series in 1987 and 1988 respectively. They're due in late October (for Megazarak) and late November (for Black Zarak), but they come with a huge pricetag of 48,600 yen or around $480!
Views: 1,331 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Asia Exclusive Throne Accessory New Image

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 06:46 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
10401989_719423578123585_6647499156231841556_n Transformers Asia has updated with a new image of the "Throne of Grimlock" accessory which will be released in Taiwan in the first week of August to coincide with the Asian reissue of Masterpiece MP-08X King Grimlock. King Grimlock is a recolored Masterpiece Grimlock designed to look like he did in the Marvel comics, originally released as an Toy Hobby Market exclusive in Japan. The figure already featured a crown on its original release - now he also has a throne to sit upon and feel the burden of leadership!

Check out the image at left.
Views: 987 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Bad Cube Masterpiece-style Brawn

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 05:17 AM by Zavien under 3rd Party Unlicensed
IMG_258694247183527 It looks like another third party company is getting in on the masterpiece action. Courtesy of the Kapow Toys Facebook page we have some first pictures of what appears to be a Masterpiece style homage to Generation 1 Brawn by a new company called Bad Cube.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 2,024 / Credit: donxavier of the 2005 Boards!

The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 09:01 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
AFX-logo_1313364716 The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28th, 2014 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

SDCC 2014 Prime 1 Studio Grimlock and Optimus Prime Statue Additional Images

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 02:20 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Sideshow-Transformers-Optimus-and-Grimlock-022 Prime 1 Studios were not only showing off their new Grimlock with Optimus Prime statue at the Summer Wonderfest in Japan - they also had a booth at the San Diego Comic Con, and our team were able to stop by and take lots of gorgeous high-res pics of this high-end collectable. Check it out - it looks really sharp and you can really appreciate the details. Also on show was their Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime - and we've got some pics of that statue for you here as well.
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Prime 1 Studio Drift and Bumblebee Statues Images

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 02:10 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
iofn64B Autobase Aichi has shared some pictures from the Prime 1 Studio booth at the Summer Wonderfest 2014 in Japan. Their Transformers line was there in full force, with all releases shown including a first look at a prototype of an Age of Extinction Drift statue. The Autobot samurai is still at an early stage, and is the seventh planned statue from Prime 1, but already looks very sharp.

Also on show were all Prime 1's other releases, which means we get a new look at their upcoming Bumblebee, Matrix prop replica, and the Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream busts. Check out a selection of the new images after the break.
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SDCC 2014 - Hikari Transformers at Bait Booth

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 11:02 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Bait-x-Funko-Hikari-Display-017 Bait teamed up with Funko to show off some new Hikari Transformers (and a few Skeletor's) Vinyl Figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These translucent vinyl figures feature a wide range of wild color schemes. There are over 25 photos of the booth. Read on to check them out.
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WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 313 Now Online

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 07:23 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
tesla64_zpsa98daa2c Seth and Vangelus deliver a grassroots rendition of TFcon 2014's Third Party Panel, before they talk about rap and consequences.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 313

If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes.

Ptime 1 Studios Optimus Prime and Grimlock Statue

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:40 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
BthZ9NrCAAA84nD Another reveal from Wonderfest 2014, it seems Prime 1 Studio are in the process of making an Optimus Prime with Grimlock statue. Estimated to be about 1 metre from head to tail, it recreates the scene in Age of Extinction where Optimus Prime tames Grimlock in epic style and the two head off to save the day. Check out the first images of this statue courtesy of allonsanfan and xterry.
Views: 4,504 / Credit: xterry of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Electronic Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot and Epic Series Found at Retail

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:31 AM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
DSC_0105_zpso8depow7 More Transformers Rescue Bots sightings news now, and we've got a double-whammy of new sightings on that front. First up we have reports of the electronic Heatwave Rescue Dinobot being sighted in a Toys R Us in San Jose Caliornia and in Jonestown Pennsylvania. Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot is non-transforming, but features electronic lights and sounds.

Additionally at the same Toys R Us in Jonestown Pennsylvania, we have a report that the smaller 12 inch Rescue Bots Epic figures Boulder, Blades and Heatwave have been spotted, and it's almost certain that means Chase is out as well since all four would appear to be shipping together. No photo for this one, but the report is credible, so be sure to keep your eyes open if you are after these toys.

A big thanks go to JukeOutlander and engledogg of our 2005 Boards for the heads-up!
Views: 1,447 / Credit: JukeOutlander, engledogg of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Mr Potato Heads Optimus Prime with Grimlock Released in the US

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:27 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
DSC_0103_zpsbwrn89os More new Transformers sightings! The Transformers Mr Potato Heads Optimus Prime with Grimlock set have now been sighted at retail, in a Toys R Us in San Jose, California. This set is a part of the mixable, mashable heroes series of Mr Potato Heads, and features Generation 1 themed Optimus and Grimlock - but that doesn't stop Optimus riding on Grimlock, Age of Extinction style!
Views: 1,706 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Arts Playstation Optimus Prime Prototype

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
wftt01 Hot on the heels of the news that the second Takara-Tomy Arts Transformer / console mashup would be an Optimus Prime based on the original Playstation, we have a look at a prototype of the toy via Taghobby. This prototype which was shown off at the Summer Wonderfestival in Japan is unpainted but for the classic Playstation console logo on Prime's chest. Check out the images for a look at this upcoming release in the Transformers Takara-Tomy Arts series.
Views: 4,536 / Credit: xterry of the 2005 Boards!

Evolutions Bumblebee Found at Retail

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 01:21 AM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
20140726_102953_zps5fpsxwul Hot news today from Arizona, board member, Dustinaz has found the Toys R Us exclusive Evolutions Bumblebee at a TRU Express at AZ Mills for $18.88. This is the first for those in the States to get our hands of the new Age Of Extinction deluxe 2014 Camaro.

Be sure to check out your local sightings thread, and happy hunting!
Views: 6,719 / Credit: dustinaz of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 312 Now Online

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 12:46 AM by Secretcode under Site Updates
557px-Boston_Pizzasvg_zps1c2b7fa4 WTF@TFW celebrates its 6th anniversary with a triplet of podcast releases from TFcon 2014!

You can download and comment on them here:
WTF @ TFW - Episode 312 - TFcon Live
The panel after TFcon 2014's final panel was this live recording of WTF@TFW. Expectations of violence and reports of incidence are only a few of the things that polluted the panel room while the venue thought the show was already over.

WTF @ TFW - Supplemental 43 - TFcon Front and Back
What happened before and after the WTF Live panel? Who eats pizza from Boston? What are the "real" "digital" "sports"? It's time to find out.

WTF @ TFcon 2014 - Interviews of the North
Something something Canada something something Hockey something something Interview Hat Trick! Here's an audio copy of the three interviews that Vangelus ran at TFcon 2014, featuring Marvin Mariano, Alex Milne, and Aaron Archer.

If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes.

Summer Wonder Festival 2014 Coverage: Poseable Arcee and Elita-1 and Sentinel Black Zarak

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 10:23 PM by Zavien under Conventions
27456045d1406429704-fewture-arcee-elita-1-figures-1406429421917 TFW2005's coverage of Summer Wonder Festival in Japan continues, this time thanks to images from 2chan.

First off, we have images of upcoming poseable figures of Generation One Arcee and Elita-1 from Fewture Models (similiar to the Optimus Prime and Alpha Trion articulated figures we originally reported on during the last Wonder Festival in February.) Secondly, Sentinel (company behind toylines such as Riobot, as well as the Optimus Prime transforming pen) has revealed that they will be producing a retool of their previously revealed Gigantic Action non-transforming Zarak toy into Black Zarak from Transformers: Masterforce! This non-transforming collector's piece is perfect for those who are very wary of the original Black Zarak's infamous Gold Plastic Syndrome. Unless you want a Transforming Black Zarak, that is.

Stay tuned to TFW2005 as we bring you more news from Summer Wonder Festival as it happens!
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D-Style Optimus Prime (Convoy) Photo from Wonder Festival

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 10:08 PM by Zavien under Conventions
Btg1PydCUAAndxy Pictures are starting to surface from this year's Summer Wonder Festival in Japan! Thanks to AmiAmi's Twitter page we have our first look at a near-final D-Style Optimus Prime from Kotobukiya. This is also the first look at this release's accessories: namely Optimus Prime's trademark Energon Axe, Rifle, an alternate pointing hand and a miniature version of Optimus Prime's vehicle form. Stay tuned to TFW2005 over the weekend as more news from Wonder Festival hits.
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Masterpiece Prowl Found at US Retail

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 01:06 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
MasterpieceProwlTRU Hot on the heels of Sunstorms arrival at US retail, we now have our first sighting of Masterpiece Prowl! The first, and hopefully not last, of the Masterpiece Datsuns to see a stateside release was found today at a Toys R Us in Clovis, California. Get your hunting caps on and check your local Toys R Us stores for this exciting new Masterpiece release!

Spotted new Transformer toys in your area? Let your local collectors know in our Sightings Forum!
Views: 5,074 / Credit: vvvTheONEvvv of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime Released

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
DSC_0102_zpsuoysciw3 It must be new stock day in Toys R Us, because we've got another sighting! Toys R Us San Jose in California has the Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime on shelves. Standing 22 inches tall, this one retails for $30 and has an opening chest to accommodate the 2 inch PVC figures. Big thanks to JukeOutlander for the heads up!
Views: 3,675 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction Custom Kreons Wave 2 Released

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:24 PM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
DSC_0101_zpsr91ws9ha Two new sightings for you now, and first up, we can report that the Age of Extinction Custom Kreons have been found at a Toys R Us in San Jose, California. Wave 2 of the custom Kreons adds movie Bumblebee, Hound, Crosshairs and Galvatron into the mix. This assortment is currently the only way that the Age of Extinction Galvatron Kreon is available in a "standard" form - the one that comes with the Factory Battle set is boosted up with several extra Kre-O pieces.

Happy hunting, everyone!
Views: 2,562 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Angry Birds Miniseries

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:02 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
angry-birds-transformers-103672 IDW is bringing Hasbro and Rovio's Angry Birds Transformers to comics, reports! In this light-hearted series which we're told is being played for laughs, the Allspark landed on Piggy Island, leading to the Transformers' personalities merging with the Angry Bird and Bad Piggy inhabitants!

Billed as a four issue series, IDW's Transformers editor John Barber will be handling the writing. Livio Ramondelli will be providing art for a framing sequence in issue #1, with Marcelo Ferriera handling the main art for the series. IDW mainstays Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey Coller, and Livio Ramondelli will be providing covers for the series. has the cover artwork for issue #1 of the series, which reveals a couple of new characters - a Bag Piggy version of Age of Extinction Galvatron, and Arcee who is the pink Angry Bird! Are they comic only, or a tease of what we might see in the game and its associated toyline?
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SDCC 2014 IDW Transformers Panel News

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 11:49 AM by Mechafire under San Diego Comic Con
10557000_10152542621523279_5746448381609275696_o SDCC 2014 is still underway, and with it comes news about the Transformers comic books from the IDW panel.

Included here is...

• More than Meets the Eye - info on story direction
• Robots in Disguise - info on story direction
• Combiner Wars - info on creative team and story details
• Transformers: Windblade - looking back on the series, which just wrapped up, plus the character's future in RID and Windblade Returns
• Transformers: Primacy - story details and teases
• Transformers: Punishment - details on future availability
• Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone - creative team, premise, how it will tie into the other IDW books
• Angry Birds Transformers - creative team, why it's being made, and story details
• Transformers v. G.I. Joe - creative details, inspirations, story teases, and how well it's been doing sales-wise
• Q&A with other misc. info

Check out the full panel details after the jump!
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In Hand Images of Legends Cliffjumper and Nemesis Prime

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 11:11 AM by Jacer under Generations / Classics
65989_869259706435655_6846860781450901679_n Hobbybase's Facebook page has been updated with in hand images of the upcoming Legends Class 2014 Wave 4 figures Cliffjumper with Suppresor and Nemesis Prime with Spinister. This is surprising to us seeing this wave before wave 3. Keep an eye on the front page for updates on the story as well as your local sightings thread over the next few weeks.

Check out the images after the jump!
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Transformers: Age of Extinction G1 Deco Slog/Sludge Amazon Preorder

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 09:28 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
M1C7WLt Not long after the main SDCC Transformers event, the Transformers: Age of Extinction G1 deco Voyager Slog/Sludge figure has gone up for preorder on Amazon, just as promised at the event. This figure is designed to fit in with the rest of your SDCC G1 deco Dinobot set, which should be going up for preorder on HTS soon. Amazon also notes that this guy is #18 of the Thrilling 30 collection.

You can preorder your Slog here!

Check it out and discuss after the break!
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Ani-Com 2014 Hong Kong - Photos from the Show Floor

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 10:11 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
14760446343_4df42d3fd1 Ani-Com Hong Kong 2014 is under way and with it we have a few photos to share with you thanks to TFW2005 boards member BladeStorm. Hasbro had a few displays set up at the show with some figures to show off. Most of the items we've seen previously, but still worthwhile to take a look at it. Including in the images after the jump:
  • Generations Leader Jetfire in-hand
  • Custom weathered version of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
  • Hot Toys Optimus Prime - Starscream version
  • Prototypes from both Herocross and Kidslogic Bumblebee
  • Kidslogic's Optimus from the Beijing AOE Premiere (which is for sale at just about $12903.16 USD)

Enjoy the pics and discuss with the discussion link below!
Views: 8,268 / Credit: BladeStorm of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 - Loyal Subjects Transformers Vinyl Figures

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 08:03 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Loyal-Subjects-Transformers-023 Here's a handful of photos of the Transformers Vinyl Figures on display at The Loyal Subjects booth during San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
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Masterpiece Sunstorm found in US Toys R Us Stores!

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 07:24 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
FF689B92-1711-452F-96B4-74EF02E1CD74_zpsdytrty2o Taking a quick step away from the San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, we are happy to report that the Toys R Us exclusive Masterpiece Sunstorm has been found in US Toys R Us stores! TFW2005 member Deceptigtar reports that several fans are spotting the yellow Masterpiece Decepticon jet in Illinois. He's got a retail price of $79.99

Happy hunting everyone!
Views: 4,466 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Kre-O BattleChangers Official Images

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 07:18 PM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
Optimus_BattleChanger_ppt Hasbro have released more official images as a part of their San Diego Comic Con coverage. This time out we have some official images of the Kre-O Battlechangers series - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Starscream.

These four bots are a bit different to other Kre-O sets - they can transform between their modes without needing to be disassembled! Arguably, this is what fans had hoped for from the Kre-O series from its inception - check out the images of these cool block toys and see what you think.
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Hot Toys Optimus Prime - Megatron Version

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 05:35 PM by StayingInTheBox under San Diego Comic Con
10568922_739291372783940_914750257229070914_n The jam packed San Diego Comic Con weekend brought forth a ton of new and exciting reveals for Transformers fans. Somewhat buried among the "Combiner Wars" and new Robots In Disguise 2.0 reveals is another version of the recently revealed Hot Toys Optimus Prime. Some images have been floating around of a second version and thanks to TFW2005 boards member Cheem The Rup we've learned of the Megatron version of this Hot Toys release.

It's not certain what this figure is referencing, other than Optimus Prime simply slinging Megatron parts onto his frame, but we'll be sure to update you as we learn more information about this release.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 8,275 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 Hasbro Case Update Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 04:50 PM by DESTRO under San Diego Comic Con
DSC09720 Just in from Comic Con 2014 are updated images of the Transformers Hasbro SDCC 2014 display cases. Included in this round up is Transformers Kre-O Battle Changers and Transformers AOE Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime!

Check out all the new SDCC 2014 Transformers images after the jump.
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