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Transformers Voice Actor Neil Kaplan to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 05:30 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Optimus-Prime-Robots-in-Disguise TFcon is happy to welcome the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers Robots in Disguise, Neil Kaplan to TFcon Toronto 2014. Neil will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries, Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist ANDREW GRIFFITH with more TBA.

Transformers Age of Extinction Custom Kreons Wave 2 Revealed

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 03:21 PM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1902976_10152353285332726_1348820464932533544_n Via Transformers Colombia we also have our first look at Wave 2 of the Transformers Age of Extinction Custom Kreons. The second wave of the Age of Extinction Custom Kreons adds more characters from the new movie into the mix. The line up is Bumblebee, Galvatron, Hound and Crosshairs

Check out the packaging images of all four after the break.
Views: 357 / Credit: Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Changers Variant Packaging

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 01:03 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27433752d1398258827-new-official-images-power-battler-optimus-flip-change-drift-10308371_10152350745 By way of some new photos posted on Transformers Colombia, we have a look at some new, alternate packaging for the Transformers Age of Extinction one-step changers. This alternate packaging forgoes the window packaging we have seen previously, instead removing the windows for the boxes for larger artwork of the characters themselves. Check out the images attached to this post.

Transformers Colombia have also shared new images of the Age of Extinction Power Battlers Optimus Prime figure, and the Flip and Change Autobot Drift. You can also check out images of those attached to this post - and check out the face of this new Drift toy, he looks very much like Guy Fawkes from V for Vendetta!
Views: 1,114 / Credit: mttyns of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction New Grimlock and Optimus Prime Render

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 12:56 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
58nCGVk The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with a special new image to celebrate the page passing the 30 million likes milestone. The image shows a fresh render of Optimus Prime and Grimlock from the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction, with Optimus riding on the back of Grimlock, sword held aloft. Check out the image and see what you think.
Views: 1,956 / Credit: Wrecker217 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction UK Release News - release 12th May, some toys to be Argos Exclusive?

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 12:51 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
T4title UK catalog store Argos have added a ticking clock to their website, counting down the days to the UK release of the Transformers Age of Extinction toyline, which from the countdown is anticipated to be 12 May.

What may interest our UK readers though is that the text accompanying the clock states that Argos will have some exclusive lines of merchandise and / or toys. It is not clear exactly what this means - but UK fans might want to keep an eye on Argos for some choice Age of Extinction releases.
Views: 796 / Credit: mttyns of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1999

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
1999 1999 was the fifteenth anniversary of the Transformers brand, an occasion that went largely unmarked save for a recognition at Botcon 1999 (which was also the fifth anniversary of Botcon). Beast Wars reached its climax, concluding with a finale written by long time Transformers comics scribe Simon Furman, and the toyline carried on and developed the Transmetals theme with Transmetal 2s. Japan meanwhile got a double-whammy of new series this year with a dub of Beast Wars seasons 2 and 3 as “Beast Wars Metals” as well as the Japan-only series Beast Wars Neo, which had its own toyline populated almost exclusively with new and Japan-only toys.
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IDW Transformers Comics for July 2014

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 01:31 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK642790 Via Previews World, we can share with you the solicits for the Transformers comics coming in July this year from IDW Publishing! There's four Transformers books on the cards for July - Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #31, Robots in Disguise #31, Windblade #4 and Transformers VS G.I. Joe #1.

Cover art for all the books is available, attached to this post - also read on for the full text of the solicits, but as always beware of spoilers for the upcoming issues!
Views: 2,538 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

New Jersey Brick Collectors Con August 24th 2014 Dealer Registration Now Open

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 10:13 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
njbcc-logo-new What Is New Jersey Brick Collectors Con?

An all new convention based in New Jersey, focusing on Brick Collectors from all brands – LEGO, KRE-O, Mega Bloks and more. We will have a dealer room, events and guests that cater to the needs and wants of Brick Collectors from custom bricks to brick sculptures.

Just look at what can be done with Transformers G1 using Kre-O


When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Brick Collectors Con?

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, August 24th 2014

NJBCC 2014 Dealer Registration is now open. Dealers and Exhibitors should contact fran@njcc.co for more information on the Summer NJBCC Brick Show, full update on Show Events coming soon…….

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Brick Collectors Con

NJCC Summer Show Date August 17th 2014 Dealer Registration Now Open

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 10:07 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
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When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, August 17th, 2014

NJCC 2014 Dealer Registration is now open. Dealers should contact fran@njcc.co for more information on the Summer NJCC Toy Show, full update on Show Events coming soon…….

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

Botcon 2014 Brochure Is Online

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 06:53 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
botcon2014 Botcon.com has updated with their official brochure for the 2014 convention. We now have details for the weekend including a breakdown of the toy sets and activities. The cost of the Primus package is now $395 if you are a club member, or $495 if not. The TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios Hollywood will include access to the Transformers: The Ride in 3D and looks to replace casino night festivities.

Check out all the details in the PDF here: Botcon 2014 Brochure and feel free to join the discussion on the forums by hitting discuss below!
Views: 1,675 / Credit: xZAOx of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro Masterpiece Prowl Official Images

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 04:46 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27433584d1398197645-hasbro-mp-prowl-offical-images-prowl-1 Megatronus209 has shared with us some cool official images of the upcoming Hasbro release of Masterpiece Prowl. These images, which reach us via a find in the Toys R Us computer system, show us that Prowl is making it to the US without any significant changes to his Japanese release - and the official pictures also show us the sweet new packaging that Hasbro's Masterpiece Prowl will come in. Check out all the images attached to this story.
Views: 7,808 / Credit: Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction Grimlock Pop-Up Display

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 04:40 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
b392acfcca2e11e392a10002c9c78a06_8 Via @dj_67knights on Instagram, we have a look at a Grimlock pop-up display for Transformers Age of Extinction. The display shown is a work in progress but already looks impressive - we are guessing this is from a display that will be going in the lobbies of theaters across the country soon. For now, check out this image and see what you think of it.
Views: 5,030 / Credit: Soundwavedotm of the 2005 Boards!

Age Of Extinction Junkheap Revealed

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 02:14 PM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10157412_634906209912910_7466703123670302326_n Coming via the official Transformers Facebook page, we have a really fun and downright cool reveal by Hasbro. In celebration of Earth Day, Hasbro has partnered with Waste Management to release the exclusive Decepticon Junkheap.

Fans might recognize this figure from the background of the third live action film Dark of the Moon when the Decepticons space-bridged to Earth for their final attack. Many collectors have often said how cool it would be to have a design of the garbage truck character and now we'll have it!

Junkheap will be a part of the Power Battler toy line and will be released this fall.

Let us know what you think after the jump!
Views: 11,683 / Credit: The Swordsman and Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1998

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
1998 1998 arrived and Beast Wars entered its third year. This was the year that the Beast Wars series truly came of age, with episode after episode that continually show up on fan’s “favorite episode” lists, and some of the very best toys of the Beast era, the Transmetals. Japan meanwhile took their own path once again with a new cel-animated series “Beast Wars Second”, complete with some new Japan only toy releases.
Views: 6,448

Generations Tankor Review

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 10:09 AM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
image-1 TFW2005 boards member AllSpark Ferret has received the new Generations Tankor (AKA Fat Tankor) toy and has provided us with a review, along with some photos showing off the figure.

Check it our after the jump!
Views: 4,872 / Credit: AllSpark Ferret of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock Generation 1 Colors Version

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 07:10 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
1398164217168 Via 2Chan we can share with you this Japanese magazine scan which reveals Takara-Tomy are working on a Generation 1 themed recolor of the Age of Extinction Voyager Grimlock.

Full details are currently unknown but this one will likely be a store or convention exclusive.

Also revealed here are some new recolors of the Targetmaster partners to the Legends class Generations toys. Again no information yet on what these are but they will probably be store exclusive giveaways for spending 3'000 yen or more on Transformers Age of Extinction merchandise.
Views: 8,893 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Prototype Revealed

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 04:13 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-22-Masterpiece-Ultra-Magnus-01 The resin prototype for the long awaited Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus has been revealed in the newest issue of Figure King. It can carry up to 4 cars in its alternate mode. It also features an opening matrix chamber.

Scans(albeit blurry) come our way from TAG Hobby.

EDIT: TFW2005.COM member aniline was able to provide a slightly clearer photo!

Read on to check them out and stay tuned for more!
Views: 14,459 / Credit: Fort Max, aniline of the 2005 Boards!

Captured Prey Sponsor Update for 22 April 2014

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 01:30 AM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
We have received a new update from our sponsors, Captured Prey! Check it out below:

Greetings once again, fellow TFW members!

We're pleased to announce that Captured Prey now offers free shipping on all US orders $150 and over, and discounted shipping on all foreign orders $150 and over! Coupled with our great prices, this allows us to offer you an even better final price!

New items are in and more are coming soon, as always! We're especially pleased to announce the arrival of the remainder of our Leo Dux shipment, as well as pre-orders for the new Fans Toys Soar figure, and the addition of more Movie Advanced figures from Takara, with improved decos and some with metallic colors!

If you're going to BotCon 2014 or TFCon Chicago, be sure to join us there! We'll be setting up at both shows and can't wait to see everyone again in beautiful Pasadena, California, and return to Rosemont, Illinois for the first time since 2004!

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R-04 Leo Dux - $120.00
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XTransbots Boosticus BEK-01SDF Dark Force Edition - $47.00
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Masterpiece Prowl and Sunstorm Coming to the UK Toys R Us Stores?

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 05:12 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Sunstorm-7_1331675206 Here is some good news for UK fans looking to expand their Masterpiece Transformers collections - via 2005 boards member robotmel, we have learned that UK Toys R Us stores have the upcoming Hasbro versions of Masterpiece Prowl and Sunstorm in their computer systems. Prowl is priced at £59.99 with a reference of 958298 and Sunstorm at £69.99 with a reference of 958883. The prices in turn might be a clue at the approximate retail price of these two Masterpieces when they also arrive in the US later this year.
Views: 3,016 / Credit: robotmel of the 2005 Boards!

Closer Look at the Samsung UHD TV Footage for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 04:17 PM by TunaKaan under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
480E6B02-7BE6-4C28-AAF8-BF418CA46C8D Surely most of you remember the recent Transformers 4 Age of Extinction footage which was shown on the new Samsung Curved Ultra HD TVs to promote the movie, the product and the new 4K format.

2005 Boards member Bariprime and I learned that they showcase the TV with the footage at a shopping mall, near to both of us. Bariprime made it there Sunday afternoon and took three wonderful videos of all the screens. Sadly, when I got there next day, there was no booth at all, I was only couple of hours late. But at least I was lucky enough to find only one screen that showcase the footage but slightly shorter.

Check out all of the videos after the jump. We missed a couple of important shots like the mysterious helicopter bot and the first look at Hound. But you guys should search for it too, Samsung is really promoting their new TV everywhere. And 4K shots look absolutely stunning! Be sure to follow TFW as we brings you the best news, as it happens.
Views: 6,165 / Credit: Bariprime of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Walmart Exclusive Stinger Pre-Order Bonus

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 04:00 PM by Mechafire under Video Games
avatar73896_69 TFW2005 boards member Fox13 has pointed out to us that Wamart.com's pre-order page for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark has updated with information saying that you will receive Stinger as a pre-order bonus. It is apparently only at Walmart, so you'll have to purchase the game there if you want him.

But, if you're unable to buy from Walmart, going by past events, there is a possibility that Stinger will be made DLC later on.

There's no word yet if any other retailers will have exclusive pre-order bonuses for the game, so keep an eye on TFW2005 to see if any others pop up.


(Awesome Stinger image provided by TunaKaan!)
Views: 6,783 / Credit: Fox13 of the 2005 Boards!

Two New Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Screenshots

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 03:55 PM by Mechafire under Video Games
028798 Gaming website TrueAchievements has updated with two more screenshots from Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, showing off Bumblebee in action in his new Age of Extinction form, and Optimus Prime still rocking his Fall of Cybertron look.

Check them out after the jump!
Views: 4,005 / Credit: Fox13 of the 2005 Boards!

IDW RiD Promo - Jazz is Beleaguered

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 03:50 PM by Tony_Bacala under Comics
RID-Teaser-JAZZ-TFW2005 IDW continues it's big push for the next wave of Transformers story arcs, this time for Transformers: Robots In Disguise. Various sites are getting promotional images for each of the characters and ours features JAZZ, who is BELEAGUERED. Check out the image, along with IDW's OPTIMUS PRIME - DETERMINED and join in the discussion on the forum to share others you find across the web!

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #28 drops this Wednesday at your local comic shop and on your comic reading apps. If you were looking for a jump in spot, this would be it!
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Botcon 2014 Exclusive Ginrai (Fiery Classics Optimus Prime!) Revealed

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 12:23 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
27433235d1398098580-botcon-2014-fire-guts-god-ginrai-ginraibotweb Botcon have announced the fifth member of their convention boxed set today and it is an impressive piece indeed. The fifth member of the set is Ginrai, a fiery red and orange redeco of the venerable Classics Optimus Prime figure.

Ginrai is the second Cybertronian Knight in the boxed set, and by way of an alternate wrist transformation is shown here holding his windvane as a shield - the windvane being adorned with the new symbol of the Cybertronian Knights.

The toy's deco is based on the "Fire Guts" Ginrai featured in the 1988 Japanese series, Transformers Chojin (Super God) Masterforce, which in that series was the final attack of the Godmaster, Super Ginrai and his powered up form God Ginrai. An E-Hobby exclusive depicting the attack was released in the early 2000s, which is where this deco takes its cues from.

With the reveal of Ginrai the five figures in this year's Botcon boxed set are known, and they are:

Ginrai from Classics Optimus Prime
Devcon from Generations Scourge, with a new head
Scorponok from Energon Scorponok, retooled to use a remolded Encore Spike as his Headmaster
Ferak from Universe Cyclonus
Cannonball from Prime Ratchet, with a new head


Botcon 2014 is being held over the weekend of June 19 - 22 in Pasadena, California. Visit the Botcon homepage for more information on the convention, the official 30th anniversary of Transformers convention and also the 20th anniversary Botcon!
Views: 6,308 / Credit: General Tekno, xZAOx of the 2005 Boards!

TFSource Sourcenews for 21 April 2014

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 12:18 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
TFSource have sent us their latest newsletter update! Check out the low-down below, and read on for the full update:

Greetings Sourcefans!
The TFsource 3rd Annual Spring Cleaning Sale continues with over 200 items up to 75% off. Lots of great deals, deeper discounts taken on many existing sale items! This week we have new preorders like Fanstoys FT-05 Soar - Red & Blue Versions, 2014 - Transformers Generations Voyager Wave 3, BMOG™ - figure series, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Three: A - Citizen Stack, KFC's KP-06 Hands & Gun Add-On Kits, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Two - Sencho Barbossa Haiku And Tsunami, Xtransbots - MM-IV Ollie And MM-V Sonic! Check out our newest instock items this week, including TFC Toys - TFC-007 - Rage of Hercules Add-on Kit, Reformatted - R-04 - Leo Dux the Squadron Commander, and several Masterpiece figures! Be sure to visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Reviews and Interviews! Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New Fanstoys FT-05 Soar - Red & Blue Versions - preorders up!
2. TFsource 3rd Annual Spring Cleaning Sale!
3. New preorders up - BMOG series!
4. 3rd Party Customs Update!
5. Now Instock - Reformatted - R-04 - Leo Dux the Squadron Commander!
6. Masterpiece Updates!
7. Now Instock - Japanese Generations Exclusives Thundercracker & Fireblast Grimlock! Generations Preorders!
8. Now up for preorder - Optimus Prime & Megatron Business Card Holders/Cases!
9. Now up for preorder - Lost Age - LA-01 Battle Command Optimus Prime!
10. Now Instock - Make Toys Trash Talk & Cogwheels +M.F.B!
11. Officially Licensed Transformers Narrow Silk Neckties Up for Preorder!
12. Unique Toys - New Preorders and Restocked Items!
13. theToySource Updates!
14. Source Blog Updates!
15. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
16. Newest Instock items at TFsource

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1997

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
1997 1997 arrived and the Beast Wars entered their second year. The toys developed and became more complex, dropping some elements such as battlemasks and flip-changers, but also bringing back limited triple changing and combiners. Transformers returned to Japan once again with “Beast Wars: Super Robot Lifeform Transformer”, both as a toyline and also for the first time in seven years, a cartoon (albeit a dub of Mainframe’s work heavy on adlibbing). Amid all of this, the first Botcon Japan was held, and Kenner experimented with bringing back vehicle Transformers with the Machine Wars…
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Hasbro Official Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Website Update - Info, Images, Games And More

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 11:58 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Toys-Games-Videos--Action-Figures-_-Construct-Bots-_-Hasbro Hasbro has updated their Official Transformers Toy Website with a new look and content to market their upcoming toyline for Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

The site gives us a very detailed look at the new simpler transformation.

If you visit the Games menu you'll find some neat little Flash games featuring the characters from the movie; including Lockdown, Bumblebee, Drift and Grimlock .
"Energon Rally" features a side-scrolling Temple Run type of gameplay while "Feed Grimlock" features Kre-O toys where you… well, feed Vehicons to Grimlock (This is a game for kids!?!) in an Angry Birds style gameplay. Construct-bots game has been updated with AOE parts and will allow you to create your own Grimlockdown.

Toys menu contains info and images of AOE Toys and you can virtually Transform the toys via the Bots menu.

Videos menu contains the trailers (which we've seen before) and might get updated with new content. So watch out for that.

Also worth noticing is a "Coming Soon" notice for the Transformers 4 Mobile Game App.

...and one more thing about the site: SPOILERS!
Views: 5,289 / Credit: Trobotprime of the 2005 Boards!

TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro 2014 1st Quarter Earnings Call

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 08:55 AM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
Hasbro-2014-1st-Quarter-Earnings-Call-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Rescue-Bots Another Day, Another Dollar. Well actually… Another Quarter, Another Few Million Dollars. Hasbro held their 2014 1st Quarter Earnings Call moments ago and the Staff of TFW2005 attended online. Nothing major was told but here's the summary.
  • Quarter 2 Plans For Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots Revenue.
  • Transformers: Battle Masters
  • A look back at previous movie toy revenue.

Read a detailed report we transcribed, after the jump.
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Transformers: Primacy Interlocking Cover by Livio Ramondelli

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 07:49 AM by Mechafire under Comics
CF4BB9CE-29EA-42D3-A748-C4CDDB9B3D16_zpsuvxvu93v Transformers: Primacy artist Livio Ramondelli has uploaded to his Instagram an interlocking cover for the book, featuring various characters that will be appearing in the series.

Transformers: Primacy was revealed at WonderCon and is being written by Flint Dille and Chris Metzen, with artwork by Livio Ramondelli - and will be starting this August.

Check the cover out after the jump!

Update: Livio has posted a higher quality version of the cover on his Deviantart. Check it out!
Views: 2,414 / Credit: primushatesyou of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers artist Andrew Griffith to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:04 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tf_rid_14_cover_by_glovestudios-d5tvs93 Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist Andrew Griffith will return to TFcon Toronto 2014. He will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings in the TFcon Toronto artist alley.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries with more TBA.
Views: 2,094

Rescue Bots Season 2 Episode 13 "The Vigilant Town" Information

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 02:50 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
Transformers-Rescue-Bots-Logo-Small Zap2it have once again updated their online episode schedule for Transformers Rescue Bots. This time out we can share information on season 2, episode 14, where computer troubles are making life hard for the residents of Griffin Rock:

S2 E14 - The Vigilant Town
Airdate - 05/24/2014
The new computer designed to keep Griffin Rock safe becomes dangerous.

For those of us marking their calendars, here's a list of upcoming episodes:

4/26/2014 What Lies Below
5/03/2014 What Rises Above
5/10/2014 Space Bots
5/17/2014 The Island of Misfit Tech
5/24/2014 The Vigilant Town
Views: 582 / Credit: MaxxieOD of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1996

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
1996 With the demise of Transformers Generation 2, the Transformers brand once again faced oblivion, and this time, it looked like Transformers might disappear from store shelves worldwide. Hasbro decided to take a gamble and hand the brand over to their subsidiary, Kenner, who had made the Star Wars and Super Powers lines in the 70s and 80s, and was doing well with Batman at the time. The result was a complete rebooting of the Transformers franchise. Cars, jets and other vehicles gave way to realistic animals with molded fur texture. Subgroups disappeared and line-wide size classes were established. Articulation on a level with the Cyberjets and other later Generation 2 designs became the norm.

The Beast Wars had begun.
Views: 7,908

Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers Wave 2 Official Images

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:21 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
10269125_632841290119402_2594329082476555061_o Hot on the heels of the reveal of the second assortment of Transformers movie Kre-O Microchangers, the official Transformers Facebook page has updated with official images of the 12 new Kreons. The new images give us a better look at the new characters, including Runamuck, Gears, Sunstreaker, Fuselage, Skalor, Blackarachnia and the rest. Check them out attached to this post, along with the earlier image so you know who is who.
Views: 3,693 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers: Phase 1 Omnibus Edition Revealed

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:14 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
transformers-infiltration-issue-0-cover-a_1264045808 Amazon.com has added a new preorder page for a Transformers: Phase 1 Omnibus Edition. The omnibus edition collects the entirety of the Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation and Devastation miniseries written by Simon Furman, which together kicked off the IDW Transformers comics universe. The preorder listing bills the omnibus as the "collection of the first three arcs of IDW's Transformers continuity", though it seems someone forgot a little thing called Stormbringer...

The omnibus volume presents a great way to get up to speed on the earliest part of IDW's Transformers universe. It's a paperback, priced at $21.34 and due for a release on September 16, 2014. There is no cover art available for this volume yet - so for now, enjoy this cover art from Transformers: Infiltration #0, pulled from the TFW comic resources section.
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Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark New Bumblebee Images

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:10 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
10259906_10152376460330097_2246515120275185486_n The Transformers Game Facebook page has added a couple of new images showing off Transformers: Age of Extinction Bumblebee in the new game from Activision, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. These new images which are almost certainly not from gameplay footage but rather promo screens show off the new earth mode of Bumblebee, who transforms into a 1970's muscle car in the new movie.
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WonderCon IDW Transformers Comic Panel Images

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:41 PM by Mechafire under Comics
920019_488752604557581_7647765619745283110_o Following on from our previously-reported WonderCon news, TFW2005 boards member daimchoc was gracious enough to forward us some photos taken at the WonderCon IDW Transformers panel. These slides show various items from upcoming comics, including new, never-before-seen pages from upcoming issues of More than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise, Windblade, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, and the newly-announced series, Primacy.

Check out our images after the jump, but tread carefully - for the images could be considered minor spoilers for what is to come...
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IDW Shares New Transformers Comic Information at WonderCon Panel

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 04:49 PM by Mechafire under Comics
TF-RiD28-cvrA-453f4-fe96d Comic Book Resources is bringing us the full details on what IDW shared at their WonderCon panel, which was apparently very busy and packed with fans. Leading the panel was John Barber along with Mairghread Scott, Flint Dille, and others. They each took the time to share some details about what the future of Transformers comics will hold in Robots in Disguise, Windblade, and More than Meets the Eye, and more. In addition, some other trivia was also shared. To give a brief summary...

• Some more details of how Windblade came into being
• More on the previously-reported Primacy series that Dille is writing
• Unfortunately for movie fans, it is confirmed that there will be no prequel comic for Age of Extinction
• Some details about the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe crossover comic, explaining how well it's coming along
• Barber also goes into detail about how the idea of Autobot Megatron came into being
• Who will be leading the Decepticons in Robots in Disguises' second season
• More on Soundwave's character
• On the subject of a possible My Little Pony/Transformers crossover, the response was that it had been pushed for, but there appears to be no concrete plans at the moment
• Another fan asked Barber the possibility of publishing Megatron's "gospel", Towards Peace. Unfortunately, there are no plans for that at the moment (but fingers crossed there's a chance of it happening in the future!)
• Finally, Windblade's character is gone into a little bit more

You can check out the full details after the jump (but beware of spoilers!) and discuss on the boards!
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Chevy Trax Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Robot Mode Revealed

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 03:00 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
27432955d1397935945-chevy-trax-statue-image A new pic (via EvoLife) of an official statue by Chevrolet reveals the possible robot mode of the Chevy Trax.

The robot mode seems to be a mix between the red Kreon which comes with the Transformers: Age Of Extinction Kre-O set "Lockdown Air Raid" and the other Vehicons. On the official Press Release, the red Kreon was addressed as Sideswipe. We currently do not know whether the name is a mistake or a non-movie character. During the principal photography of Transformers 4 and on the recent video by Chevy, the Trax was seen rolling with Galvatron.

The statue was revealed as a promotional campaign by Shanghai General Motors. You can find out more info from our previous News Post.

Check out more images, after the jump.
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Better Quality Look At The Chevrolet Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Commercial

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:27 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Chevrolet The official Youtube Channel of The Vintage Car Show has posted the full length Chevrolet Transformers: Age Of Extinction Commercial.

For both Revenge Of The Fallen and Dark Of The Moon, Chevy revealed commercials with footage taken from respective movies. They are back with another commercial.

On this new video, we can see Bumblebee (2014 Chevrolet Camaro), Crosshairs (2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray) and the Sonic RS is action. The footage also includes a legion of Chevy TRAX vehicles accompanying Galvatron (Argosy Freightliner).

The footage comes from the General Motors booth at the New York International Auto Show 2014. You can skip the first minute to jump straight to the commercial which feature a part of the possible score of Transformers 4 by Steve Jablonsky.

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New Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Footage Revealed For The Samsung UHD TV

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:13 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Samsung-curved-uhd-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Michael-Bay A few months ago, director Michael Bay promised that he would let Samsung use never before seen footage from Transformers: Age Of Extinction to be used as a demo for their Curved Ultra HD TV. And this is him, keeping his promise.

During the launch of the TV in UK, Samsung revealed excusive footage from the movie including some landscape shots, Optimus Prime in action and Lockdown.

A Youtube user managed to record some of it.

Update: Better quality video from another Youtube User features even more footage.

Update 2: A third video was discovered on Youtube with clearer (but sadly... shorter) footage.

Take a look at all videos, after the jump. Enjoy.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1995

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1995 And so we come to 1995, what would prove to be the final year of the Transformers Generation 2 line. 1995 brought some great new toys, and the return of the Gobots, but even with these new releases, though, the Generation 2 toyline stalled. Planned releases were cancelled, and once again, it looked like the Transformers were going away completely. Meanwhile, the Transformers line was revived in Japan, with a limited release of the new mold Generation 2 toys in new packaging, and other international markets continued onward with more toys that never made it to the US.
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Transformers: Primacy Officially Announced at WonderCon

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 08:25 AM by Mechafire under Comics
923194_550038805112624_6696490852680170410_n Previously, we'd heard a few small hints and details here and there about a new Transformers comic series called Transformers: Primacy. Well, at Wondercon, Bleeding Cool reports that it's finally been officially announced. The third and final part of the digital Autocracy/Monstrosity trilogy, Primacy follows up on Monstrosity - written once again by Flint Dille and with artwork by Livio Ramondelli.

It's also been announced that the series will be starting in August.

Check out the pages that were previewed after the jump!
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DeNA Explains Transformers: Rising Mobile Game

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:51 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
denajpg DeNA has updated their Transformers: Legends Blog to inform fans about the mobile game Transformers: Rising. Their explanation shoots down the info provided by 2P earlier this week.

The post says:

"Hey guys,

As you may have heard, there's a new DeNA game being developed titled Transformers Rising. We wanted to take a quick moment to address some of the misconceptions surrounding it.

For clarification, this game is being developed by our sister studio in China, and is in no way affiliated with, or a sequel to TRANSFORMERS: Legends.

There are currently no plans for a US release.

There is no beta testing currently going on. Claims of invitation and access to a Transformers Rising beta are completely fabricated for reasons unknown to us.

This game’s development and existence does not affect or influence TRANSFORMERS: Legends in any way. We have heard a few players suggesting that this game’s arrival will mark the end of TFL, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

TRANSFORMERS: Legends is running strong with a bright future ahead of it, and we want to make sure that all of our loyal players are well aware of that.

Roll out!
The TRANSFORMERS: Legends Team”
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Rob Liefeld and Ed Piskor Transformers VS G.I. Joe Variant Covers

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:02 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
tumblr_n47x34vlJM1qmwwklo2_500 Tom Scioli, writer and artist of the upcoming Transformers VS G.I. Joe series from IDW, has posted a pair of cool variant covers on his Tumblr. One of those covers is by Rob Liefeld, who previously did a convention exclusive alternate cover to Dark Cybertron #1. The other is in the retro style of the series and is by Ed Piskor.

Check out both pieces of work on Tom Scioli's Tumblr.
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Hasbro Teams Up with Frito-Lay for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Promotion in Turkey

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 PM by TunaKaan under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Sans-titre-1 This piece of news comes from my homeland which makes me very happy. Hasbro and popular snack food brand Frito-Lay have teamed up for a special campain for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction.

What makes it special is that it includes a huge giveaway which is only for Turkish residents. All of the most populer items of Frito-Lay like Cheetos, Ruffles, Doritos and Lay's include a unique code. To be a part of the giveaway, you have to enter the code and fill your application on the promo website.

Then you'll get a chance to win amazing prices like a trip to the Universal Studios Hollywood, an Apple Ipad, an Apple Ipod Shuffle or many Transformers figures from Age of Extinction, Beast Hunters and Kre-o's.

The website also features a good look at Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Bumblebee renders. And wish me luck, I have to buy some Cheetos!
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Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28 Full Preview

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 03:31 PM by Mechafire under Comics
TF_RiD_28-pr_00001 Following on from the release of Windblade #1, the next part of the Dawn of the Autobots is quickly approaching! Thanks to comic book website Newsarama, we now have the full preview for Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28, the first issue of the ongoing series' second season.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28
EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here!

The full comic will be released Wednesday, April 23. But for now, you can check out the preview and discuss after the jump.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1994

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1994 While 1993 was the resurrection of the Transformers brand in the US with Transformers Generation 2, it was 1994 that was its true renaissance. A very important innovation was added to the line in this year – full articulation! No longer were the Transformers just vehicles that turned into robots – now they were full-blown and fully poseable action figures! Elsewhere the Transformers Generation 2 comic concluded on a cliffhanger, and at Fort Wayne, Indiana, a group of fans gathered for a tenth anniversary party for the Transformers. The name of that party? Botcon…
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Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers Wave 2 Revealed

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:25 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1405A-RED-10974-1 Via Japanese online store Red Mercury we have a look at a possible Wave 2 for the Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers. Like the first wave of Microchangers released under the movie banner, these blind bags feature a mixture of existing and new characters. In this assortment fans can look forward to the following new characters:

Decepticon Runamuck, Fuselage, Autobot Gears, Frostbite, Autobot Seaspray, Trailbreaker, Decepticon Blackarachnia, Skimmer, Decepticon Skalor, Sunstreaker, Scattershot, Autobot Wheelie

Please note this may not be the final names for the toys in this assortment.
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IDW My Little Pony issue #19 Transformers Variant Cover

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
BlX2ozuCcAItw1Vjpglarge In a callback to last year's variant cover, IDW has revealed it is doing a variant cover for its upcoming My Little Pony #19 crossing over Transformers and My Little Pony. The cover features Starscream with an awkward smile alongside Rainbow Dash.

The cover states it is a convention exclusive edition although information is presently unavailable on where it is exclusive to. We would guess like the previous cover though this will be available from the IDW booth at the summer conventions, including Botcon and San Diego Comic Con.

Big thanks to Equestria Daily for breaking this news.
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Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1288

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 05:55 AM by TunaKaan under Sponsor News
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Takara Movie Advanced Series Photos Updated!

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Movie Advanced AD-22 Galvertron.
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Movie Advanced AD-23 Drift.
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Movie Advanced AD-24 Strafe.
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Hasbro Brazil 30 Years of Transformers Exhibition

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
1510924_674221569309816_3418435069448568899_n Hasbro Brazil have announced a special exhibition between April 17 to May 4 to commemorate 30 years of Transformers! The exhibition will be held in the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The exhibition features 6 foot to 2 metre tall statues of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock. The exhibition features a history of the story of the brand, covering elements like Energon, the Allspark and Unicron, as well as featuring a museum of toys from all 30 years of the franchise.

In addition there will be various activities geared towards kids including a playroom with Transformers products, video games, sketches and crosswords.

The event runs from April 17 to May 4, opening at 10am each morning and closing at 10pm each night. If you are in the area, the venue is the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Find out more about the event here.

To promote the event, artist Marcelo Matere has produced a very cool official poster for Hasbro Brazil showing the original 1984 Optimus Prime alongside his 2014 incarnation - check it out on Marcelo's Facebook page.
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IDW Transformers Comics Dawn of the Autobots Live Chat Call for Questions

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
10277484_10152320658333279_6215848475121911531_n Is everyone enjoying the current run of IDW Transformers comics? Is everyone excited for the new story arc that the comics are moving into, "Dawn of the Autobots"? Do you have any burning questions?

If so, this news update is for you. On 4/22 IDW Transformers editor and writer John Barber will be joined by James Roberts, and Mairghread Scott in a live Youtube panel where they will answer questions from press and fans!

You can submit your questions on Facebook at the following page:

https://www.facebook.com/idwpublishi...9?stream_ref=5

Or on Twitter using the hashtag #TFDawn
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Press Release - Chevrolet Returns To The Big Screen With Transformers: Age of Extinction

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 02:36 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Bumblebee-Chevrolet-Camaro-GM-Sonic-Trax-Corvette We have received an official Press Release from General Motors regarding their presence on Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

"The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world," said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. "Now for the fourth time, you'll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet's lineup."

Read the full Press Release, after the jump.
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New Rise of the Dark Spark Preview from Game Informer

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:04 PM by Secretcode under Video Games
InvestorDay000184 If you are like me and somehow have a subscription to Game Informer, you might have received the newest issue in the mail! While the cover may be for Epic Games' Fortnite, taking a peak inside to say... Page 71 in the previews section will show you the newest preview at the latest Transformers video game.

To begin, we are given some of the first vague details about WayForward's Nintendo 3DS version of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The game, as previously announced, is a grid-based tactical RPG (Think Advance Wars, or even Super Robot Wars) featuring over 50 Transformers characters. Game producer Andy Owen has stated that "Players will plot their next move on detailed strategic maps, and then engage in epic one-on-one 3D Battle sequences." A screenshot of the 3DS version has also been shown, and attached to this story.

The console and PC version of Rise of the Dark Spark has some new details as well. First, the two worlds (Movieverse and WFCverse) are connected by an ancient relic known as The Dark Spark. This relic acts as a portal between the two universes and is capable "Bending the fabric of the universe to (the wielder's) will." It has now been confirmed that the Movieverse portion of the game will take place during and after Age of Extinction, whereas the WFC/FOC portion will take place BEFORE the launch of the Ark in Fall of Cybertron. The gameplay is very similar to Fall of Cybertron, in that the story is focused on a single character and will bounce back and forth between over 40 playable characters.

Not everything is familiar, however! Edge of Reality is trying their best to help innovate and improve upon High Moon Studio's last three games. One of these new features is a Unified Leveling System where experience and unlocks are universal between Campaign and the returning Escalation mode and will feature new items, characters, weapons and upgrades. Secondly, "Power Foes" have been added to Escalation, where if your team lasts long enough, boss characters will appear (Such as Fall of Cybertron Megatron.)

Lastly, one other feature has been added called Hacks. Anyone who is familiar with the Halo series of games should feel right at home with this new feature, as these Hacks modify the gameplay by adding in additional variables to Escalation such as higher enemy health, or every robot becoming a massive explosion upon death. Sadly, there seems to be no analogue to the Grunt Birthday Party skull from Halo 3. Sorry Mechafire.

At this time there are no details on if the standard competitive Multiplayer (Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc) modes will be returning in the upcoming game.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1993

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1993 1993 arrived and Transformers were back! Transformers Generation 2 arrived in force, with a mixture of recolored and retooled old toys, and some brand new toy designs as well. For the first time since 1988, there was a Transformers cartoon on screens in the US in the form of repackaged Generation 1 reruns, and it was all topped off by the return of Transformers to comics, complete with a crossover with G.I. Joe to kick the series off. While the line was over in Japan at this time with no new toys released, Europe and the other international markets continued to lead the way for Transformers toys, with a wider range of toys released.
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Masterpiece Star Saber Update From Takara

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 11:59 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27432379d1397751261-mp-star-saber-update-diary_ph01 We're all eagerly awaiting news of the fan voted Masterpiece Star Saber and today we got just a small tidbit of news tweeted out earlier today by Takara. Here's the good news, it looks like the development of this figure has moved past the design stage and judging by the loose translation of the tweet, development of the figure is moving forward. The design sketches that were tweeted we've previously reported on.

What does this mean for the time frame for Star Saber to be released? We can't be certain, but with the design stage done we can only guess that next year is a possible release date (although let's keep our fingers crossed for a quick, flawless turnaround!).

Check out the translation and discuss after the jump!
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Linkin Park Is Not Working With Steve Aoki For The Soundtrack Of Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 08:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Joe-Hahn-Linkin-Park-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction In a recent Tweet Out episode on Geek Nation, Linkin Park band member Joe Hahn mentioned that they will not be working with Steve Aoki for the Soundtrack of Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

When asked by a fan "Are you in Transformers with Aoki? Yes or No?" Mr. Hahn responded (after putting a lot of thinking to it) with a clear "No".

However, with his short answer it's unclear whether Linkin Park is in or not for the soundtrack of Michael Bay's Transformers 4. But his tone suggests that there is a possibility of them delivering a song for the end credits. If it is true, then the possibility of the song being taken from their upcoming album "The Hunting Party" is rather strong. Check it out after then jump for the full list of songs from the album.

Now we can finally put the Linkin Park – Steve Aoki TF4 Collaboration Rumor to the dustbin.
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Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Plans Revealed

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:53 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Takara-Tomy-30th-Anniversary-Optimus-Prime Another site update from Takara Tomy reveals their plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise.

4 projects will be carried out to celebrate this wonderful event:

Project 1: A special edition Optimus Prime toy featuring the likeness of his G1 self (news post image). The truck and the trailer is slightly modernized but overall a good update to the Autobot Leader.

Update: As it turns out Google Translator has incorrectly translated Project 1. The G1 Optimus Prime is not a toy according to 2005 Boards Member PoweredConvoy but rather a modified actual truck and a trailer.

Project 2: Midnight Launch of Transformers Movie Advance Line on May 16th. The launch is titled "Transformers Celebration 2014" and will be held at Toys 'R' Us, Sunshine City.

Project 3: A convention titled "Transformers Expo" is also organized and is set to become the biggest Transformers Expo ever held. The expo will feature dioramas and holographic images. As a part of this project G1 colored AOE Slug will be available for purchase. For more info about the Expo and about G1 Slug, you can read our News Post.

Project 4: The 4th project is dedicated to apply an Optimus Prime inspired deco to a SUPER GT car belonging to the Team Mach. A fictional story of Optimus Prime scanning a Mach will serve as a backstory.

You can find out more at Takara Tomy. More images can be found, after the jump.
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TakaraTomy Site Update - Transformers Movie Advance Line

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Takara-Tomy-Transformers-Movie-Advance-Line Takara Tomy has updated their Official Website with high quality images of their upcoming Transformers Movie Advance Line.

The toy line not only features figures from Transformers: Age Of Extinction but also from previous lines such as Dark Of The Moon, Hunt For The Decepticons , Revenge Of The Fallen and Movie 1.

Full images of AD01 (AOE Leader Optimus Prime), AD02 (Evasion Mode Optimus Prime), AD11 (Dispensor) and AD15 (Rescue Ratchet) are not available at the moment. You can check out the rest at Takara Tomy and discuss with your fellow members right here at TFW2005.

Update: We've mirrored the images on this news post and also found AD01, AD02, AD11 and AD15 hidden in the HTML Code. Check them out after the jump.
Views: 11,395 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Jagex Transformers Universe Catapult Concept

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 02:02 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
Jagex have sent us some cool concept art of their new character Catapult from their upcoming Transformers Universe MOTA game. Catapult is an Autobot gunslinger, armed with blasters and a lethal sniper rifle - her motto is "scrap from the hip".

Via YouTube channel "We Got Game" we can also share some coverage of Transformers Universe from The Gadget Show live in Birmingham UK, complete with some new gameplay footage.

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