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Rescue Bots Season 3 Premieres November 1st

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 05:14 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
tumblr_ndjoyh6Rqs1qcrr5qo1_500 The third season of Transformers Rescue Bots is set to premiere on November 1st on Discovery Family, according to the latest from Zap2it.

The new season of the young audiences oriented Transformers show is set to kick off with a double-bill of new episodes, Land Before Prime and Big Game. One-line descriptions for both shows are also available - we've masked them behind spoiler tags for those who'd rather not know what is coming up.

Season 3 Episode 1 Land Before Prime
After discovering an island of dinosaurs, Optimus must embrace his primal side.
S3E02 Big Game
Optimus Prime's new Dinosaur Mode becomes the target of a big game hunter.

Mark the date, November 1st, and the time, 1pm EDT!
Views: 1,588 / Credit: abates of the 2005 Boards!

Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 Finalized

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 02:56 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfconlogo The Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 has been finalized. You can check out the link to plan your weekend!

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

TFsource SourceNews for October 20, 2014!

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 12:20 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just dropped us a line with their latest SourceNews! Read below for the full details about new preorders and in-stock items like Toyworld's Roar and Hasbro's Generations Jetfire!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we're excited to have new instock items like ToyWorld - TW-D01 Roar, Unique Toys - Ordin - O-01 Troll, Sentinel - Transformers Pen - Black Convoy, Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron - Set of 5, and Fansproject - Function X-4: Sigma L and more! We also have new preorders on the site like KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Four: A - Transistor & HiFi, DX9 Toys - D03 Invisible, Transformers x Playstation Optimus Prime, Ark Studio - VIP Series - Specter, Peacekeeper, & Silverstorm, Japanese Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, and a restock of FansToys FT-04 Scoria. Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! And Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

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TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 10:13 AM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
Hasbro-2014-Q3-Conference-Call-12 TFW2005 attended the Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call live today.

The last financial quarter was very eventful for Hasbro. Not only the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network was rebranded, the next Transformers Animated Series; Transformers: Robots In Disguise went to the Cartoon Network. Hasbro also appointed a new Brand President; Mr. John Frascotti. So, we joined the call unsure of what we might hear this time. Will it be good, bad or the usual? But we did not knew, that we were in for a treat as Hasbro made some important statements regarding the future of some of our beloved brands, including Transformers.

More than a year ago, TFW2005 revealed for the first time, a curious new Hasbro Trademark at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark is called AllSpark Pictures and it was only today that Hasbro revealed what it is. AllSpark Pictures is a new initiative by Hasbro where the Toy Company will produce Movies. Hasbro Studios will continue to provide content for the Television while AllSpark Pictures will cater the Live Action/Animated Movies.

The call contained:
  • The success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformers 5 Announced
  • AllSpark Pictures
  • Transformers: Robots In Disguise
  • Why Transformers Titan Heroes Exist

You can find more information, after the jump.
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Age of Extinction Wave 3 Custom Kreons In-hand

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 08:49 AM by StayingInTheBox under Kre-O
Custom_Kreo Thanks to TFW2005 member daimchoc and Facebook member Jacquelyn Orenza for linking us to our first in-hand images of wave 3 of the Age of Extinction Custom Kreons - Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Scorn. We have a really nice set of photos here, all showing off the chromed helmets and other features of the customizable Kreon figures. Make the jump too see all the photos!
Views: 1,810 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Fan Built Bot Windblade Early Design Concept Sketches

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 07:26 PM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
10574440_723592014377662_4606787094896025032_n The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with early design concept sketches for the first Fan Built Bot, Windblade!

Windblade, the first Fan Built Bot created with the help of Transformers fans, is finally in stores in toy form! Check out these rare early design sketches from the Transformers design team (based on your choices!), and look for Transformers Generations Deluxe Windblade in stores!

Some of these had been previously seen when she was first unveiled at SDCC 2013, but this is the first time we've gotten a nice, clear look at them.

Check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 4,147 / Credit: Transmorph633 of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Chromia In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 03:22 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Chromia-Robot-29 For our next gallery we present the other new addition in the next Generations Deluxe class assortment, Generations Chromia!

Chromia was one of the original female Autobots, introduced in the 1985 episode "The Search for Alpha Trion" along with Firestar, Moonracer, and Elita One. She's more recently received a new, updated design as one of the three female Transformers added to the IDW comics universe alongside Windblade and Nautica. This toy represents that new, updated design - but at the same time it does a good job of homaging the original Chromia. What it means for collectors is we get another female Autobot for our shelves!

The Chromia toy is a pretty cool bit of mold reuse on Hasbro's part. The basic transformation along with the torso, shoulders, hands, and parts of the legs are recycled from the Transformers Prime mainline Arcee toy - but the rest of the toy is completely reworked to the extent that Chromia is barely recognizable from Prime Arcee, unless you stand them next to each other. Chromia keeps all the good stuff from the Arcee mold she is based on - poseability and balance are great, with only the shoulders occasionally being obstructed. Chromia is fairly light on accessories with just the one weapon, but she makes up for it by looking great and having a particularly cool alternate mode. She's worth taking a look at if you want another addition to your IDW Transformers characters shelves - check out our gallery and see for yourself.

Generations Chromia Gallery
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Kre-O Battlechangers In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 07:05 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1922116_10204772725936040_7730819480773408795_n Via Jacquelyn Orenza on Facebook, we have a look at the upcoming Kre-O Transformers Battlechangers in hand. These figures are Transformers Kre-O sets which can transform between robot and alternate modes without the need to be disassembled. The first assortment seems to be giving us four classic characters in this format - Starscream, Grimlock, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. We're told these figures have fairly substantial backpacks to facilitate the transformations, but they look pretty cool - check out the images after the break.
Views: 4,995 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Arcee In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 03:26 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Arcee-Robot-009 Now we have something very special to share with you. A gallery of a toy who has been 28 years in the making. After so many years since her debut, we bring you this gallery of Hasbro's Transformers Generations Arcee!

Arcee is here a faithful recreation of her original Generation 1 design, as seen in 1986's Transformers the Movie. Everything about her design is directly inspired from how Arcee looked in the original animated movie - from the high-tech pink coupe alternate mode, to the slender build of her robot mode with the front wheel arches on the shoulders.

The look of the figure is spot on. The articulation is decent, although the legs do feel a little restricted by the design of the hips. Arcee is surprisingly good at balancing, considering the small feet and the amount of bulk on her backpack. The backpack is one of the negatives of this figure - owing to the source design, Hasbro has pretty much the entire alternate mode fold up on to the back. It tucks in well, and helps to get that nice, streamlined robot mode down pat, but if you don't like this kind of transformation, Arcee won't thrill you.

Arcee comes with an arsenal of accessories - two blasters which stow in alternate mode, and holster on the hips of the robot mode. Both are based on guns Arcee had used in the run of the Generation 1 cartoons she appeared in. Arcee also has a pair of swords, jointly inspired by her Animated toy and her current comic persona. These swords can be held as normal swords, or held as "gunblades" as well as mounted on the forearms, so there's a decent number of display options for them.

All in all, this Arcee toy is the Arcee toy we've been waiting for - a nice, faithful representation of the design from the show. She's not perfect, but she fills that Arcee shaped gap in our collections perfectly. Check out our gallery for over 150 pictures of this little lady:

Generations Arcee Gallery
Views: 7,523

Takara-Tomy Yuya Onishi Staff Interview Translations

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 07:03 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
27474185d1413628846-takaratomy-staff-interview-yuya-onishi-aoe-generations-onishisan TFW2005 staff member SydneyY has shared with us some translations of an interview with Takara-Tomy's Yuya Onishi. Mr Onishi has worked on a wide spectrum of Transformers releases over the last few years, including the Age of Extinction Deluxe new Bumblebee, Deluxe Drift and Generations Starscream and Brainstorm, all of whom are discussed here.

It's a particularly insightful collection of interviews, giving us a view into the creative process of these cool Transformers toys - check it out after the break. Thanks also goes to TFW staff members Shin Densetsu, Mechafire and EnergonWaffles for their support and assistance during the translations.
Views: 3,172 / Credit: SydneyY, Shin Densetsu, Mechafire and EnergonWaffles of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Universe Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megatron Art

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 06:24 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
3uety In the Transformers Universe game fansite kit released by Jagex, there are some nice artworks of three characters who are central to the Transformers franchise - Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bumblebee. These full-body shots give us Jagex's reimaginings of these three characters in all their glory. Check them out attached to this post.

Click here to visit Jagex's Transformers Universe homepage and find out more about the game!
Views: 7,280 / Credit: Novaburnhilde of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy October Releases & Legendary Weapons In-Hand

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 06:24 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
B0N5O6UCMAA-PqT Alfes2010 has shared some images of some of Takara-Tomy's October Transformers Age of Extinction Japanese market releases, including some images of the "Legendary Weapons" accessories being given away as a part of a promotional campaign.

Via Alfes' Twitter account, we have a look at a couple of those Legendary Weapon premiums - available free when spending 3,000 yen or more at specific retailers. In particular there are some great looks at the "Prime Axe" weapon.

Next on Alfes' blog we have a look at the Japanese market version of Power Battlers Galvatron. This "Lost Age" Galvatron is shown side-by-side with the other Japanese market releases of Galvatron toys - the Voyager class Generations Galvatron, and the One Step Changer. Which brings us nicely on to the next item!

Alfes has also shared images of the Japanese market One Step Changer four pack. This four pack collects the One Step Changers versions of Galvatron, Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Helicopter Drift and Dinobot Slug in a single box.

Check out the images for all of these and see what you think.
Views: 5,154 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Dual Model Kit Bumblebee to be re-released

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 05:52 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
TAK11977 Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store report that the Dual Model Kit version of Autobot Bumblebee - based on his appearance in Transformers Dark of the Moon - will be getting a rerelease in March 2015. This kit for those not aware does not transform, but sports good poseability and incredible detail compared to the on-screen model. Well worth taking a look at if you're a fan of the movies or a fan of Bumblebee!
Views: 3,269 / Credit: Lbsammills51 of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Power Battlers Wave 3 and One Step Changers Wave 4 Released in Taiwan

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 05:45 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27474099d1413550596-aoe-one-step-waves-4-power-battlers-waves-2-5-3-s__17571921 TFW2005 member prime roller reports that the next assortments of Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers have been released in Taiwan. Power Battlers Wave 3 has been sighted (which adds Dinobots Grimlock, Slug and Snarl along with Decepticons Lockdown and Galvatron into the mix). One Step Changers Wave 4 has also been sighted. That assortment, the last of the Age of Extinction One Step Changers assortments, adds Prowl, Revenge of the Fallen Megatron, Rollbar and Strafe.

Hopefully this should mean a US release is not far behind. Watch this space for further updates.
Views: 4,160 / Credit: prime roller of the 2005 Boards!

Reminder: TFcon Chicago 2014 Registration Ends Today

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 01:31 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFcon-2014-exclusives Just a reminder if you are looking to register for TFcon Chicago 2014, today is your last day to register online for the convention and reserve the TFcon 2014 exclusives.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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Hasbro Appoints John Frascotti To President, Hasbro Brands

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 11:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
John_Frascotti If you have been following our Hasbro event coverage news posts, then this name must be familiar to you; John Frascotti, former Chief Marketing Officer of Hasbro. He is the one who brings the official global marketing update for the Transformers brand and several other famous Hasbro brands including My Little Pony, G. I. Joe, Nerf and Monopoly.

Well, he's now promoted. An official Press Release by Hasbro states that Mr. John Frascotti is now President, Hasbro Brands.

"Across our organization, we are building a tremendous team that can inspire new ideas through our brands and execute them through our brand blueprint, in brand building and storytelling globally," said Brian D. Goldner, President and Chief Executive Officer. "No one is better suited than John for this new leadership opportunity. His vision and consumer-centric approach will serve Hasbro and all of its stakeholders well as we continue to work side-by-side to deliver compelling brand expressions across generations and geographies."

"I am incredibly honored to be leading this dynamic group of professionals," said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. "This unified approach will enable us to continue to drive the momentum in our business and develop our brands holistically across platforms to meet the evolving needs of our global consumers."


Congratulations, Mr. Frascotti.

You can read the full Press Release, after the jump.
Views: 1,556

New Bumblebee Ornament Found At Wal-Mart

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 08:38 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
2zgvtb7 The Holiday season must be right around the corner as TFW2005 boards Yaujta relayed to us a recent find of a new Transformers Bumblebee ornament. Each year the retail chain Wal-Mart puts out a line of ornaments to help you decorate the holidays, with this Bumblebee being the first Transformers character of the year. Time will tell if more Transformers will get the ornament treatment.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 3,854 / Credit: Yaujta of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1244

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 06:37 AM by Red Goblin under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped us a line with their latest newsletter! Some new preorders are available so be sure to read the full update after the jump!

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For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

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Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 04:45 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
image Looks like Toys R Us will be getting a new exclusive next year in the form of Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave. Like their 2013 Masterpiece Soundwave release, it will include 5 tapes. Like the recently announced Year Of the Goat Optimus, this Soundwave and his tapes will be molded in a mix of orange and translucent plastic.

The image comes our way from the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page. Read on to check out this upcoming addition to the Transformers Platinum Edition series.
Views: 11,607 / Credit: Jetbolt of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 04:36 AM by Shin Densetsu under All News
image It's been a long time since we've seen the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime mold reused. Hasbro is bringing it back for the Year Of The Goat. The end result is a unique take on Optimus Prime, using a generous mix of translucent plastic.

Piqued your interest? Read on to check out the upcoming Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime. The image comes our way via the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page.
Views: 10,813 / Credit: Jetbolt of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Season 3 Confirmation - Will Stay on Disovery Kids

Posted on 10-16-2014 at 05:58 PM by ORIO under Rescue Bots
RescueDinos While news of Transformers Robots In Disguise has been pouring in over the last few weeks with videos and toy images, we can't forget about our Playskool buddies the Rescue Bots! The Playskool Official Youtube channel has updated with three clips from the previous season to hype us up for the next season. What's most interesting in this youtube update is that we get confirmation that Rescue Bots will be staying put on the Hubs new rebranded network, Discovery Kids. Unlike the Transformers Prime sequel Robots In disguise, which is moving to Cartoon Network.

Click the title bar to discuss!
Views: 1,933 / Credit: MaxxidOD

TFcon Chicago 2014 Official Promo Video and Charity Gameathon Details

Posted on 10-16-2014 at 01:58 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
We've more cool things coming up at TFcon Chicago to share with you. America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is a little over a week away and we have some more great things to share with you.

First up, we have details of a charity gameathon which is running side-by-side with the convention. The charity event is for Extra Life, a great cause to help kids from all walks and backgrounds with things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents. Find out full details here.

Next up we have an official promo video for TFcon Chicago! This video features the talents of Jon Bailey and animation by Blastardinc and Gabriel Jean. Check out this fun promo below:




TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

Views: 763 / Credit: jon3pnt0 of the 2005 Boards!

Amazon Japan Age of Extinction Blu Ray with exclusive Hound redeco

Posted on 10-16-2014 at 01:50 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
51ZQBKklMuL Amazon Japan has put up a preorder for the Japanese region Blu Ray release of Transformers Age of Extinction. As has been the trend with the last couple of Transformers live action movies, the Amazon Japan blu Ray comes with its own exclusive toy - and in this case, the exclusive is none other than the "fat ballerina" himself, Autobot Hound, in his most accurate deco yet!

If this pictures are to be believed, this version of Hound will come with a screen accurate deco and will sport details like a camo pattern. Check out images of both modes of the toy after the break.

Amazon Japan lists that this figure will be available from December 10, 2014.
Views: 6,575 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TFcon Chicago Update: T-Shirt and Art/Costume Contest Info

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 12:55 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFCon-Chicago-Shirt TFcon has recently released a preview of the TFcon Chicago 2014 T-Shirt via the TFcon Facebook and TFcon Twitter pages.

Secondly for those looking to enter the Art, Custom or Costume contests a reminder to check out the TFcon Chicago Art, Custom and Costume Contest Info page for all the details.

Thirdly a reminder that TFcon Chicago registration closes this Friday.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

Views: 1,158

Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Primal Playskool Heroes U.S. TV Commercial

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 12:53 PM by SilverOptimus under Rescue Bots
Hasbro has uploaded a TV Commercial for Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Primal.

There's no limit to the Transformers action with this robot-dino Optimus Primal hero!

Views: 1,211

Angry Birds: Transformers - Out Now!

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 12:35 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Angry-Birds-Transformers-Logo After several successful pre-releases, Angry Birds: Transformers is officially out now. Well… for iOS devices that is.

Yes, you can now freely download this cool game from the iTunes Store.

Android users, fear not! The game will be available later this month for Android devices as well (just in time for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update).

Message from Rovio:

Angry Birds Transformers rolls out globally today!


Autobirds, roll out! Angry Birds Transformers is launched today in Apple App Stores around the world, with the Android version on Google Play to follow on October 30th. When the Eggspark crashes to Piggy Island, it changes the birds and the pigs - and also the eggs! Get in on the action and help Autobirds and Deceptihogs save Piggy Island from EggBots wreaking havoc all over the place! The totally new gameplay in Angry Birds Transformers gives you feet and wheels - assemble into play!

Check out the full description, after the jump.
Views: 1,760 / Credit: cadenheadr04, transform75 and Ironhide1234 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - Circle Of Light

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 12:13 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Transformers-Legends-Circle-Of-Light DeNA has announced the next Transformers: Legends event; Circle Of Light.

Event Synopsis:
The Decepticon Deadlock falls out with his commanding officer and finds himself lost on an unfamiliar planet. As he approaches a large base, he encounters Star Saber, who invites him to meet the Circle of Light. Deadlock meets with the Circle's leader, Dai Atlas, who hopes to convince Deadlock to join their peaceful commune. Elsewhere on the planet, the bounty hunter Lockdown arrives, intending to bring Deadlock back to the Decepticon cause, and joins up with a group of local hunters who have an existing animosity towards the Circle of Light.

Pre-registration for this Team Event is open at the moment.
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Hasbro and Shapeways' SuperFanArt Approval Emails Arriving

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 08:37 AM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
625x465_1196208_1163688_1413337652 Earlier this year we reported of a collaboration between Hasbro and Shapeways to sell 3D printed artwork based on fan submitted designs. The SuperFanArt project is to start out with approved designs for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and then expand into other brands including Transformers. Thanks to TFW2005 board member Trentulas we now know that approval emails are being sent out to the fan designers for approved projects, which include Transformers!

We were also provided a list of which projects were approved for sale, which gives us a clearer indication of what to expect to be available for purchase after the new year (image linked of actual Trentulas project). Also included are the official guidelines for submitting projects if you are interested in contributing.

Make the jump for more details and discuss this partnership with the discussion link below.
Views: 6,097 / Credit: Trentulas of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #34 iTunes Preview

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 08:06 AM by Mechafire under Comics
cover-transformers-more-than-meets-the-eye-34225x225-75 Apple's iTunes website has updated with the brief, three-page preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #34:

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.

The full comic will be released on Wednesday, October 29. But for now, you can check out the preview after the jump - if you don't mind some possible spoilers!
Views: 3,839 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Diamond Comics Shipping List for October 22nd

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 07:58 AM by Mechafire under Comics
tf_rid34_cvr Another week, another new batch of Transformers comics! Check out what's on deck next week for our beloved robots in disguise, thanks to TFW2005 boards member D-Drive!

TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #3 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen-and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #34 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)
(W) John Barber (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Andrew Griffith
THE ENIGMA! At last... the secret origins of CYBERTRON's golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME-and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS' mission on Earth!

Also shipping are these description-less Hikari Vinyl figures from Funko:

HIKARI TF DISTRESSED BUMBLEBEE LTD ED SOFUBI FIG
HIKARI TF DISTRESSED OPTIMUS PRIME LTD ED SOFUBI FIG
Views: 1,835 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Wave 3 out in New Zealand

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 10:51 PM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
20141015_113838_zps2cw71xyi-1 Great news for our New Zealand fans, Age of Extinction Wave 3 is now out. Board member, Ssjkazer found Snarl out in the wild today. Wave 3 also includes Lockdown, Concept Camero Bumblebee, and Hot Shot.

Happy Hunting!
Views: 4,382 / Credit: ssjkazer of the 2005 Boards!

New Images of AD-31 Optimus Prime

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 10:36 PM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
1620467_765713766827899_7895071796797661315_n Some awesome new images of the AD-31 Optimus Prime have just surfaced. Board member Megatronski found these great photos over at Planet Iacon's Facebook. This is a heavy repaint of Age of Extinction Leader Class Optimus Prime. Optimus is sporting a more movie accurate deco as well as some new molding including new crotch cover, wrist gauntlets, and a new head sculpt with a removable faceplate!

Check out the photos after the jump!
Views: 8,142 / Credit: megatronski of the 2005 Boards!

NJCC 2014 Fall Event November 9th Action Figure Toy Show

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 01:54 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
newjerseycollectorscon-logo New Jersey Collectors Con Fall Show Date November 9th 2014!

Holiday Inn – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, November 9th, 2014

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.
  • 9AM EARLY BIRD COFFEE MUG MARVEL SPIDER-MAN MUG
  • 9AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 9AM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SUNSTORM
  • 10AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver, Fig-O-Tor and NIGHT MORDLE PRIZE PACKAGE
  • 10AM TRANSFORMERS DELUX EVAC UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EXCLUSIVE
  • 11AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 11AM NECA 1994 Godzilla!
  • 11AM G.I. JOE NIGHT FORCE NIGHT BOOMER
  • 12PM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE PROWL
  • 12PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 1PM DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET!
  • 1PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 2PM SDCC 2014 STAR WARS BLACK SERIES JABBA THE HUTT
  • 2PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 3PM LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BATMAN TUMBLER 76023!
  • 3PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 3:30PM NJCC MEGA DOOR PRIZE MTCM-03 QUANTRON BOX SET



The Fall NJCC 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers, Marvel, G.I. Joe, DC and 80's to current pop culture merchandise! NJCC is an action figure toy collector focused event. We will have many special industry guests including Dan Khanna who's most recent work includes the Transformers Legends Mobage game and as a penciler on the cards. We will also be host to Shapeways 3D Printing who will have material samples and 3D prints on hand so that you can get an in person look at the products offered through Shapeways ranging from replacement, add-on and upgrade parts to action figure model kits and even full color statues.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition At Science Center Singapore

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 01:16 PM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
tfhl0 Singapore Science Center is hosting a Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition from 1st of November, 2014 to 1st of March, 2015.

Official Description:
Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates 30 years of evolution of the much beloved and world famous Transformers series. The exhibition presents a snapshot of the history of Transformers and the scenes and robots of the Transformers movies in stunning life-like depiction. This exhibition will set visitors on an adventure as they embark on a quest to find out more about Transformers and come face to face with the signature 7m high Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! There’s more to it than meets the eye as the exhibition is filled with activities such as the challenging laser maze, Transformer movie screenings, photo opprtunities, dynamic exhibits as well as a hands-on zone which will keep the whole family entertained and occupied!

You can get more info from the Official Science Center Website.
Views: 3,279 / Credit: 0JazzMeister0 of the 2005 Boards!

New Transformers: Robots In Disguise Promotional Images From Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 12:51 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
27473648d1413308044-some-new-rid-character-art-001w3wn0ty6mohi56t789-690 2005 Boards Member Tekmen is bringing us some really cool Transformers: Robots In Disguise promotional images from the Shanghai Licensing Expo. This is our best look at RID Optimus Prime so far (even how he transforms from Vehicle Mode to Robot Mode).

We've mirrored the Transformers: Robots In Disguise images with this news post. There are more Transformers Licensed Merchandise at Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014, and you can check the full gallery at Tekmenoid blog.
Views: 9,584 / Credit: Tekmen of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Ultimate All Stars Mobile Game Promo Video

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 12:03 PM by Sol Fury under Video Games
Takara-Tomy have uploaded a promotional video for the Hero Z produced Japanese market only Transformers Ultimate All Stars Mobile Game. The promo video gives a short demonstration of the way the game works - which seems to consist of picking your team of warriors to pit against an enemy team. There seems to be a story mode, if the way that character artwork flashes up accompanied by text is any indication.

It seems to be a cute and inoffensive little mobile game - one geared around the person on the move needing a quick burst of robots in disguise action. The promo shows that the whole of the Japanese Generation 1 continuity from the original US show through Masterforce and Victory are in, along with Beast Wars (which in Japan was divided into two 26 episode shows, Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals)

Check out the video embedded below:

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Transformers Artist Brendan Cahill to attend TFcon Chicago

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 08:06 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
transformers__21__cover__colors_by_brendancahill-d6ijp0m TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Chicago. Fans will recognize his art from The Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ and KEN CHRISTIANSEN as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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Transformers 2014 Legion Grimlock, Strafe and Megatron out in the US

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 04:45 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
09gPwQs We've another sighting for you now. TFW2005 user Mizzinno dropped us a line to let us know that the next assortment of Legion class Transformers have started appearing in Family Dollar stores. This assortment consists of a Strafe version of Beast Hunters Legion Windrazor and a Grimlock version of Beast Hunters Rippersnapper (not to be confused with the differently decoed Walmart version of the same mold). A Generation 2 Megatron is also in the assortment.

TFW2005 user Nevermore also reports that these figures have been sighted at various places across the globe, including in Big Lots stores in the US in addition to general retail in the UK, in Australia and in Canada.

Happy hunting, one and all!
Views: 6,549 / Credit: Mizzinno, Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Rusty Optimus Prime to get a second run in Japan

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 04:38 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27473377d1413188058-japans-tru-rusty-prime-being-reissued-screenshot_2014-10-13-15-31-12 Toys R Us Japan have updated their website listing for their exclusive "Rusty" version of Age of Extinction Optimus Prime. The store exclusive gives the Evasion Optimus Prime a weathered truck mode as sported early on in Transformers 4. This new listing indicates that the figure will be made available again in Japan in December this year.
Views: 3,680 / Credit: dare of the 2005 Boards!

TFsource SourceNews for October 13, 2014!

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 12:35 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just dropped us a line with their latest SourceNews! Some awesome things coming in stock that may be of interest to third party collectors including FansProject Sigma-L! Check it out below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have some new preorders on the site like DX9 Toys - D03 Invisible, Transformers x Playstation Optimus Prime, Ark Studio - VIP Series - Specter, Peacekeeper, & Silverstorm, Japanese Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, a restock of FansToys FT-04 Scoria, and final photos of the upcoming Warbotron WB-01D Whirlwind! We also have new instock items like Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron - Set of 5, Fansproject - Function X-4: Sigma L, Transformers 2014 - Generations Leader Class - Jetfire, MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack, and more! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! And Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Make Toys Quantron Now Instock!
2. Now Instock - Fansproject Sigma-L!
3. Now back up for preorder - Fanstoys Scoria!
4. Warbotron's WB-01D Whirlwind Colored Product Photos!
5. Now Up for Preorder - DX9 Toys - D03 Invisible!
6. Now Instock - Transformers 2014 - Generations Leader Class - Jetfire and more!
7. Now Instock - MP-20 Masterpiece Wheeljack!
8. Playstation Optimus Prime - now up for preorder!
9. New preorder up - Unique toys New Combiner Ordine's first figure - Troll!
10. Now instock - MMC's Stag Cleavers!
11. 3rd Party Customs Update!
12. theToySource Updates!
13. Source Blog Updates!
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource

Possible New Mobile Game By DeNA - Transformers: Battle League

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 11:26 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
DeNA-Transformers-Battle-League DeNA; formerly known as Mobage has shared (and taken down) an announcement for a possible new Transformers Mobile Game earlier today. Though the link to the game is now redirected to the DeNA official website homepage, the Facebook post still remains thanks to the Transformers: Legends Fan Page along with a banner featuring a super-deformed Megatron.

Based on the banner, the new game will be called Transformers: Battle League. DeNA has shared the post with the status as "Coming Soon". Any other information regarding the game is unavailable at the moment, but an official announcement is expected (again) soon.

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Angry Birds Transformers: Galvatron Promo

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 10:33 AM by StayingInTheBox under Video Games
Rovio updated their YouTube channel today with a new Angry Birds Transformers promo, this time featuring Corporal Pig as Galvatron! We see Galvatron show off his shooting skills, parking skills, and of course his dance skills. Check it out below!

Views: 1,018 / Credit: optimegatron of the 2005 Boards!

NYCC 2014 – All Links – Saturday Coverage Added

Posted on 10-12-2014 at 09:50 AM by Joe Moore under Conventions
NYCC-2014 Below, you will find the links for all of our New York Comic-Con 2014 coverage up to and including Saturday. We’ll have more coverage kicking off Sunday morning.

Toyark
TFW2005
Tokunation
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Transformers: How To Ride A Dinobot! Issue #1 Available As A Free Download

Posted on 10-12-2014 at 07:22 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-How-To-Ride-A-Dinobot-1 Remember Transformers: How To Ride A Dinobot! by IDW? 2005 Boards Member Jalaguy is pointing out that the first issue is now available as a free PDF download at the Hasbro Official Website.

The comic features an alternate take on how the Movie Autobots met the Dinobots for the first time. Slash; The Velociraptor is also present in the comic book. It's a fun read and it's free. So, why not have a go? Have a chuckle on this relaxing Sunday...
Views: 3,188 / Credit: Jalaguy of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction One Step Changers Wave 3 Sighted in the US

Posted on 10-12-2014 at 04:18 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27472915d1413000005-texas-transformers-sightings-image The Transformers Age of Extinction One Step Changers Wave 4 have now begun to arrive in stores in the US. This assortment adds five more characters to the lineup including Galvatron, helicopter Drift, Lockdown's hunting dog / wolf Steeljaw, High Octane Bumblebee and the Dinobot Slug.

These five were spotted in a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas by TFW2005 member Jazz210! Happy hunting, one and all!
Views: 3,666 / Credit: EMP Starscream, Jazz210 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers artist Ken Christiansen to attend TFcon Chicago

Posted on 10-11-2014 at 01:38 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
ken TFcon is happy to welcome Ken Christiansen to TFcon Chicago 2014. His current Projects include contributions to the Transformers: the Covenant of Primus, IDW’s Transformers: Prime series, and toy development for Hasbro brands, including Transformers, Star Wars, and more. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, and JOSH PEREZ as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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Ultimetal Optimus Prime In-Hand

Posted on 10-11-2014 at 01:28 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
BzrO9ocCYAEnYeF Alfes2010 has updated his Twitter feed with in-hand images of the Ultimetal Optimus Prime. This monolithic version of the Autobot leader features a Peter Cullen voicebox, snap on armor, and looks incredible even though it does not transform. It carries a huge pricetag though - and yes, it comes in three boxes! Check out a selection of Alfes' images after the break, and check out the rest in his Twitter feed.
Views: 7,360 / Credit: Alfes2010, Daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

NYCC 2014 - All News Stories - Updated With Friday Links

Posted on 10-11-2014 at 10:16 AM by Joe Moore under Conventions
NYCC-2014 Here's our running list of our New York Comic-Con 2014 coverage. We've added in the news stories from Friday, October 10.
Toyark
TFW2005
Tokunation
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Transformers Universe Game New Character Concept Art

Posted on 10-11-2014 at 09:11 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
v9ayL7D Via the Transformers Universe forums, we have a look at concept artwork of a whole bunch of new character designs for the game. These designs, which come from a fansite kit, are not indicative that all these characters will be playable - however it is a great look into how Jagex has realized these characters many of whom are long-running fan favorites!

The new character art reveals include fan-favorites Ratchet and Hound on the Autobot side, with Swindle and Brawl on the Decepticon side. There's also art for a new version of snowmobile Decepticon Snowcat and a character called Switchblade - who just might be a hint that flying alternate modes may make some sort of appearance up the road. A gargantuan Terrorcon King and some concepts of different locales round out the selection of new artwork. It's all mirrored attached to this post - check it out!
Views: 8,493 / Credit: Shizuka, Plasmapause of the 2005 Boards!

Vince DiCola and Kenny Meriedeth composing music for Angry Birds Transformers

Posted on 10-10-2014 at 01:36 PM by Sol Fury under Video Games
10410906_719622921441238_5961666695631599811_n The official Transformers Facebook page has posted an update on Rovio's Angry Birds Transformers. Audio is a key part of any video game experience, be it ambient audio to create a suitable environment to draw you into the game's world or pulse-pounding action themes to get your blood racing during an exciting battle.

For Angry Birds Transformers, it's been announced that the one and only Vince DiCola, who composed the memorable soundtrack to the 1986 Transformers the Movie, will be contributing to the game's soundtrack along with music industry veteran Kenny Meriedeth. The end result is a retro feast on the ears that has the authentic feel of the Transformers the Movie score.

Don't take our word for it, though! Spotify has a sampler of tracks from the game for your enjoyment - check them out here!
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Platinum Dinobots In Hand Images

Posted on 10-10-2014 at 10:20 AM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10660287_762701450462464_7082115469472167233_n Thanks to Daimchoc for pointing out new images on Hasbro Transformers Weibo we have some of our first looks at the upcoming Platinum Dinobot 5-Pack. The set includes the Dinobots Grimlock, Slog, Strafe, Slug and Scorn in more movie style deco with darker colors. Keep and eye on Big Bad Store Toy and Robot Kingdom for preorders.

Check out the images after the jump!
Views: 11,221 / Credit: Daimchoc

Vector Sigma Free Gift Included with Transformers Asia Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Posted on 10-10-2014 at 09:11 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
VectorSigma Thanks to site sponsor Robot Kingdom and Planet Iacon's Facebook page, the free gift to be included in the Hasbro Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime reissue will be a Vector Sigma prop! This reissue of the Hasbro MP release is due to come out towards the end of October. Is Vector Sigma enough incentive for you to drop a preorder? Sound off after the jump!
Views: 4,465 / Credit: xdmisato of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1243

Posted on 10-10-2014 at 09:03 AM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped us a line with their latest newsletter! Some fun things are soon to be released including the Hasbro Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime! Check it out!


Hi,
Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.

Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders!
For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

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NYCC 2014 - Thursday Round-Up of Network Coverage

Posted on 10-10-2014 at 08:48 AM by Joe Moore under Conventions
NYCC-2014 Thursday was quite a busy day for our crew at New York Comic-Con 2014. Below you'll find all of the updates from Wednesday and Thursday for each of our sites including Toyark, TFW2005 and Tokunation.

Toyark

TFW2005

Tokunation

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Transformers Artist Josh Perez to attend TFcon Chicago 2014

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 11:14 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
josh-perez TFcon is happy to welcome IDW Publishing colorist Josh Perez to TFcon Chicago 2014. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of Dark Cybertron, Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER and JOSH BURCHAM as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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NYCC 2014 - IDW Transformers Panel Coverage!

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 05:13 PM by Mechafire under Conventions
tumblr_n931i0tK4a1rojbapo1_1280-720x577 TFW is here to bring you coverage on the live IDW Transformers comic panel! This panel gives details on the current IDW books and what the future will hold.

Interestingly, it also may or may not tease a few more combiners who will be showing up in Combiner Wars, and by that extension may hint at some of the future Generations combiner figures.

Check it out after the jump (if you don't mind spoilers) and keep refreshing the page for the latest updates. Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates.
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Robots in Disguise New Preview Clips

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 04:37 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
Hasbro Studios Shorts has uploaded the pair of preview clips which they showed at the New York Comic Con 2014 Robots in Disguise panel.

In the first clip, we see the Autobot team adopt their new alternate modes, and get a good look at the crew as well as the humor of the series:



In this second clip, we see an action sequence, with the Autobots facing off against the lobster Decepticon, Bisk / Bisque.

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New York Comic Con 2014 Third Party Transformers Display Images

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 04:29 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
DSC08833 While all the buzz at the New York Comic Con 2014 is the new Transformers show, Robots in Disguise, we also have some pics of a display of third party Transformers from the show floor. In the case here we have offerings from KFC Toys and Unique Toys, including their releases such as Mania King, War Lord, DIA Stack, Transistor and more. Fans Toys also made a showing with their Quakewave and Scoria on show alongside their unofficial Swoop, Soar.

Check out the images attached to this post.
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NYCC 2014 - Hasbro RID Panel Live!

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 03:20 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
20141009_15271201 TFW2005 is live at NYCC 2014 and will be covering the Hasbro Transformers Robots in Disguise panel! It starts at 4 PM Eastern and should focus on the new show and toys. We will update this post throughout the panel with text updates. We will also update periodically with photos if they are allowed. Refresh gently every 5 minutes or so

Photos now online!

Stay tuned, be back in a bit!
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Rescue Bots Rescan Blades Sighted at US Retail

Posted on 10-09-2014 at 03:18 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
27472500d1412828368-rescue-bots-rescue-jet-blades-sighted-wp_20141008_004 Heads up, Rescue Bots fans! The fourth assortment of the Transformers Rescue Bots Rescan line has begun to be sighted at US retail. The fourth assortment features one new toy - Blades in his new alternate mode as a rescue jet. The case also repacks earlier toys included fireboat Heatwave, monster truck Optimus Prime and dino Bumblebee.

A big thanks to TFW2005 member Shark Jumper who sighted this one at a Walmart in Anaheim, California.
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