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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Post Panel Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 06:08 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
DSC08553 Check out some TFCon 2014 post-panel third party case updates including X-Transbots Masterpiece scale Not-Megatron and more!

We've also included a youtube video of a pretty cool promotional video by KFC Toys seen at the panel.

TFCon 2014 - Third Party Panel Coverage

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 05:00 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-3rd-Party-001 TFCon 2014's Third Party Panel just ended, and we have a full set of slides available for those that couldn't be there to live vicariously through. Included are upcoming releases from:
  • BMOG
  • Play With This Too
  • BadCube
  • OmniGonix
  • Shapeshift Inc
  • TFC Toys
  • GigaPower
  • Bold Forms
  • ToyWorld
  • DMY
  • G.I. Eddie / Echo TF
  • KFC Toys
  • X-Transbots
  • Renderform
  • Mastermind Creations
  • Planet X
  • MakeToys
  • FansProject

Check out over 250 slides after the break! Also after the break - our notes of the information shared through the panel including a big reveal from FansProject in the form of a third party Dinoking (aka Japanese Transformers Victory Monstructor)
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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Dealer Room Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 11:10 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-108 Hey look, some more third party stuff!

Here for your enjoyment we have some delicious pictures of:
  • FansProject Cubrar / Slag Diaclone version, a TFcon Chicago exclusive!
  • Maketoys Utopia / Metroplex
  • Maketoys Nemesis / Scourge via a Metallica album cover
  • NTF-01 Hercules / Devastator, NTF-02 Tyrannorsaur / Grimlock and NTF-03 Triceratops / Slag - all large non transforming Action Master style figures.
  • Renderform Chromey, Stormy, Iron Magnum and Rivet Gun for Swerve.
  • Mastermind Creations Vos, Turmoil, Seraph, plus Azalea and Feralcons.
  • Mastershooter Ballgag & Hustler for Generations Nightbeat and Armada Starscream
  • Toyworld Shinebug / Goldbug and his remold / redeco Bungee / Cliffjumper.
  • Toyworld Devilstar / Astrotrain, a Leader class sized version of the Decepticon triplechanger.
  • ToyWorld Grant / Grand Maximus, limited to 180 pieces and exclusive to TFSource, and his recolor based on Fortress Maximus.
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Play With This Too had a huge display of concept art, including Boneyard / Pretender Grimlock, Jetwash / Pretender Starscream, Bloodbath / Pretender Bomburst. It's not just Transformers in this line - they also have "Deep Earth Explorer" which is inspired by Inhumanoids...
  • Play With This Too also announced two new members of the team - Aaron Archer joins as a designer, and Simon Furman joins as the writer of the fiction for the series.

Feel free to discuss over on the boards here.
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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Pre Panel Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 10:57 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-46 We're at TFcon Chicago 2014 with some great photos of the third party pre-panel display. There's lots of cool stuff on show including:
  • Maketoys Guardia / Defensor
  • FansProject's Quickswitch
  • FansProject Function X Skullcruncher
  • Custom Robots Revoltech Sixshot, Great Shot and Hound
  • TFC Toys Hot Spot and Groove
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Badcube Brawn and Outback
  • Unique Toys Troll / Blot
  • X2 Toys Godbomber armor for AoE Evasion Optimus Prime
  • KFC Toys Transistor (with metallic finish)
  • Shapeshift Inc Legends size War for Cybertron Starscream and Ironhide
  • Planet X Neptune

There's lots more cool third party stuff in this post and coming up shortly - be sure to check back for more news and images.
Views: 4,586

New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Mobile Game Boss Battle - Galvatron

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 01:10 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
galvatron-exclusive-blueprint-images-from-transformers-age-of-extinction DeNA has quietly updated their Transformers: Age Of Extinction mobile game with a new Boss Battle; Galvatron.

About the Boss Battle:
While the AUTOBOTS are distracted trying to defeat LOCKDOWN and his soldiers, Galvatron is secretly waiting to strike against the AUTOBOTS when they are at their weakest. If his endless missiles don’t slow players down, Galvatron’s devastating punch just might.

Players must take down Galvatron and the onslaught of his army of Stinger soldiers by equipping their team with the best gear available. This will be the most challenging battle the AUTOBOTS have seen yet.


You can download the game for Android and iOS.

The front page image is not from the game.
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Reminder: TFcon Chicago is this weekend!

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
A reminder to all of our friends in the Illinois area this weekend itching to attend a Transformers convention - TFcon Chicago, America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is taking place from today October 24th through to this Sunday October 26th 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

Come by to meet your fellow fans, take in some panels including a third party transforming toys panel and much, much more! Check out the Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 to see all the great things in store!

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.

Botcon 2015 to be held June 18th – June 21st in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:50 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
BC_2015 Botcon has announced the dates for the 2015 convention. Botcon 2015 will be returning to the midwest for Botcon 2015 with Botcon 2015 being held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois.The dates for the 2015 show are similar to Botcon 2014 - so mark your diaries, Botcon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th - June 21st 2015. Hotel bookings for the Pheasant Run Resort are also available.

Stay tuned to the official Botcon homepage for more information.
Views: 1,410 / Credit: chaosanderson, HighCaptSpock of the 2005 Boards!

D-Style Convoy New Images

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:34 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
14 Amiami have updated with some new images of the D-Style Convoy figure. This figure is a licensed, non-transforming version of Convoy / Optimus Prime in a super-deformed "big head" style. He's got accessories including rifle, axe, Matrix, alternate hands and a little cutesified version of the truck mode. Check out these new images for a fresh look at this Convoy.
Views: 2,154 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Age of Extinction Black Knight Strafe

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:19 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
blackknightstrafe Takara-Tomy will also be offering a new store exclusive release in December 2014. The Black Knight version of Strafe follows on from the other Black Knight releases such as Grimlock, Scorn and Slug, and rounds out Takara-Tomy's black decos of the on-screen Dinobots.

Black Knight Strafe will be offered as an exclusive through all stores that are in the Cybertron Satellite program. He's going to cost 3,200 yen at retail but expect that to rise on the secondary market.
Views: 3,404 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Carnivac Micron Campaign

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:10 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
carniback Takara-Tomy have updated their website with details of a new Micron prize campaign. For November, they will be offering an Arms Micron Carnivac (named for the Generation 1 Pretender brought to life by Simon Furman in the classic Cry Wolf and Prey stories). This Micron seems to be inspired by the wolves on Lockdown's ship, called Steeljaw in the US line.

Carnivac is a redeco of Classics Mini-Con Overbite, and will be available in November exclusively through Toys R Us Japan with a purchase of 3,000 yen or more of Transformers products. He's limited to 10,000 pieces total according to Takara-Tomy's website.
Views: 2,444 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-11SW Skywarp is coming in January 2015

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:50 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
22925e8c7b381827c9b6c34092a9146c Happy Friday! Transformers Asia has posted news that a lot of you have been wanting to hear - Hasbro Asia will be releasing a Masterpiece Skywarp using the MP-11 Starscream mold! That means together with the Hasbro US Masterpiece Thundercracker released in Toys R Us a while back fans can complete a definitive set of the Masterpiece Seekers!

Masterpiece MP-11SW is due out on January 5 2015 - it's Hasbro Asia's way of saying happy new year, Transformers fans!
Views: 5,485 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro Asia Human Alliance Barricade and Soundwave two-pack coming in December

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:47 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
37ed688e466769da10c2fdffd7866f92 Transformers Asia has updated with the reveal of their next exclusive release in the Asia Premium series. They will be offering a two pack of the Human Alliance Soundwave and Barricade toys from Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen's toylines. This is a great chance to get these toys if you missed out on them before especially the Soundwave who never got a US release.

This duo is due for a release in December 2014, and given the "Asia Premium Series" designation may sport some flash new paintjobs, though the pictures so far do not support this.
Views: 4,457 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter 1245

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:30 AM by Sol Fury 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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Exclusive Gift Pictures Updated!
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Unique Toys DX-9 D04 Amor Set.
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Takara Dual Model Kit DMK02 Bumblebee.
Pre-order, Available in March 2015.
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Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Leader Wave 1 Set of 2.
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New Transformers Concept Art

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 09:05 AM by ORIO under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Grimlock-concept The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with new concept art featuring characters from Transformers Age Of Extinction. Click on the title bar to check out concept art for:
  • Lockdown
  • Grimlock
  • Strafe
  • Crosshairs
  • Scorn
Views: 5,594 / Credit: Slingshot of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bumblebee In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:52 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27475270d1414056949-mp-21-masterpiece-bumblebee-99_117112_5ef363504b213f5 Happy Thursday! We've got some great in-hand images of Masterpiece Bumblebee to share with you this morning, courtesy of dlarirang from ACToys!

You can see from these images that Masterpiece Bumblebee is appropriately short for his diminutive stature - he's around the size of a small deluxe. Worry not though because dlarirang reports that the transformation is satisfyingly complicated particularly with respect of the legs. The color is also described as being fairly close to the orange end of yellow - no bright yellow Bees here! It's noted that the fists are different from past Masterpieces and are a solid piece, without articulated fingers likely owing to the smaller size.

Check out the images after the break and get excited for the Masterpiece series release of the little yellow 'bot!
Views: 8,709 / Credit: Ambitron of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 326 Now Online

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:51 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
_DSC7050_zpsa2f873c3 Shortly before his 48-hour Film Project adventure, Vangelus debriefed some NYCC reveals with Aaron and TJ while discussing the taboo of saddles.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 326

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

Transformers Primacy Issues 3 and 4 Subscription Covers by Sarah Stone

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:23 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
tumblr_ndk163WOEM1rojbapo1_1280 IDW's Tumblr has been active this week, posting up the cool subscription variant covers for Transformers Primacy issues 3 and 4.

Both covers are by the talented Sarah Stone and feature arch rivals locked in combat - Metroplex VS Trypticon for issue 3 and Optimus Prime VS Megatron for issue 4. Check them out attached to this post or at the links above!
Views: 2,198

Takara-Tomy Legends Convoy (Optimus Primal) In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:15 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
hnCTn4q Via the twitter account of Yuki Ohshima we have some in-hand images of the Transformers Legends LG-02 Convoy aka Optimus Primal. This new release of the original 1996 Ultra Class toy from Beast Wars features the tweaked tooling originally used when the mold was rereleased in 2006 for the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary. For those unfamiliar, Yuki Ohshima was the artist who the Kiss Players manga, and designed the female characters for that series. Looks like he is on art for this new line - which could be interesting once the female Autobots come around... !

Takara-Tomy's own PR twitter has also released an in-box image of both Convoy and Rattle (Rattrap) along with the original teaser image of the femmebots Arcee, Windblade and Chromia, now un-silhouetted!
Views: 4,000 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Prowl and Wheeljack Sticker Sets

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:10 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27475279d1414060001-hasbro-ocean-design-licensed-stickers-mp-wheeljack-mp-prowl-1237492_745407045526 Via Meteor Operation we have learned that Hasbro Asia seem to have teamed up with Ocean Design to offer some official upgrade stickers for Masterpiece Prowl and Masterpiece Wheeljack. These sets add in lots of extra details like Wheeljack's sponsorship details or Prowl's chevrons on his shoulders. There are also some other optional ones on both sets, such as Chinese police logos for Prowl.

These are being offered now on Taobao and other sellers who carry the Ocean Designs stickers.
Views: 3,175 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron 30th Anniversary Exclusive In Hand Image

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 12:15 AM by Jacer under Transformers Masterpiece
10658973_935770409785105_7297257226353515338_o Wow that was quick. One of our sponsors, BigBadToyStore just updated their listing for MP-05G with a fresh out of box image. Megatron is spotting a new metallic gold chrome finish, separating itself from prior releases and reissues of the mold which showcased Megatron's traditional silver color scheme.

Think he will suffer from Gold Plastic Syndrome? Share your thoughts in the discussion thread!
Views: 4,275 / Credit: Onslaught24 of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Jetfire

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:46 PM by Jacer under Generation 1
B0l-UuqCYAAj7Az The Loyal Subjects just posted via Twitter a teaser of what seems to be our first glimpse of possibly one of their wave 4 figures, Jetfire, along side a fan's sketch of the character. This is pretty exciting considering wave 3 is not released yet, nor is the full listing of characters for the wave. Another interesting thing is that on the side of Jetfire there is a hole for a button. A similar hole was used for Wave 2's Optimus Prime's speech box.

Join the discussion after the jump!
Views: 2,414 / Credit: Loyal Subjects

Transformers: Age Of Extinction GAC Trumpchi GS5 SUV Commercial

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:23 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-Of-Extinction-GAC-Trumpchi-GS5-SUV-Commercial 2005 Boards Member bellpeppers is sharing with us a very cool commercial for Transformers: Age Of Extinction, advertising the GAC Trumpchi GS5 SUV. You may remember that GAC was a sponsor for the movie and one of their cars; the Trumpchi e-Jet was even featured in the movie.

VFX Artist Joaquim Montserrat is sharing this video and he has this to say:

A commercial for GAC GS5, a chinese SUV that is sponsoring the Transformers 4 movie. This is the VFX edit as nearly 20% of the VFX were cut from the broadcasted edit.

This was graded in Resolve, modeled and animated in Max, rendered with VRay and composited in Nuke.

Credits:
  • VFX Supervision: Julien Vanhoenacker
  • VFX Producer: Sahattaya Chantanop
  • VFX Artists: Joaquim Montserrat, Alejandro Garcia, Pichaya Popanyasak, Gabriel Maymon, Chanon Adisakkitti, Brad Lorimer, Natthakit Sarunsikarin
  • Compositing: Daniel Eggert, Ankit Vajpayee


You can find the "Making of" video at Vimeo as well.
Views: 2,453 / Credit: bellpeppers of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - The B Team - Part Deux

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:10 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tumblr_inline_ndv0w6xhWr1slbte5 The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event is now live. Titled as The B Team - Part Deux, the event features PIPES, SWERVE, SKYHAMMER, HUBCAP, OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR.

Event Synopsis:
With the surgical strikes perpetrated by BUMBLEBEE and his team a success, OPTIMUS PRIME orders PIPES to put together a team to protect a group of researchers at a seaside town.

As predicted, OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR attack the town, trying to steal the research for the DECEPTICONS’ leader. PIPES, SWERVE, SKYHAMMER, and HUBCAP strike back, intent on using their innate talents to keep their enemies from fulfilling their vile mission.

Will PIPES and his team prevail, or will OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR be able to destroy their diminutive enemies? Find out on TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS – “The B Team, Part Deux!”


This event is the second part of the 06/29/2013 event; The Bee Team.
Views: 1,862

IDW January 2015 Solicitations

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:11 AM by ORIO under Comics
JansolicitsMTMTE37sub Comic Book Resources has updated their website to include solicitations for the month of January from IDW Publishing. Check out the list of comics to be offered below.
  • Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6
  • Transformers: Punishment
  • Transformers #37—Days of Deception
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #37—Days of Deception
  • Transformers: Drift—Empire of Stone #3
  • Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac
  • Transformers: Dark Cybertron
  • Angry Birds/Transformers #3

Click the title bar to read the full solicitations and view the covers of these issues. But, be warned, spoilers may be present!
Views: 3,509 / Credit: MechaV of the 2005 Boards!

WTF@TFW Podcast episode 325 now online

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:06 AM by StayingInTheBox under Site Updates
12092121high_zpsa00eeba6 Shortly before his NYCC 2014 adventure, Vangelus was joined by Seth Buzzard to talk a little business and a little ro…business.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 325

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

Diamond Comics Shipping list for October 29th

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:04 AM by ORIO under Comics
mtmte34 2005 board member D-Drive has once again provided us with Diamond Comics Shipping List for next Wednesday, October 29th. On tap next week for our beloved Robots In Disguise is:

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #34 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)

(W) James Roberts (A) Atilio Rojo (CA) Brendan Cahill
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.

Click on the title bar to discuss!
Views: 1,329 / Credit: D-Drive

New Upcoming Takara Figure Images - Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Fembots, And More

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 11:16 PM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
fo20113 Via TAG Hobby, we have new images from the latest Figure King magazine, showing off a few upcoming Takara Transformers. Among them are some new looks at the the Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, Black Knight Dinobots Scorn, Strafe, and Slug, and also in-package shots of Masterpiece Bumblebee and a few other upcoming Takara Legends releases.

As can be seen here, all of these figures are done up to be more accurate to their past fictional depictions - Optimus has extensive remolding to resemble how he looked in AOE more, Arcee and Chromia have been colored to better match their G1 cartoon appearances, and Windblade has paint apps specifically matching the way she's been drawn by Sarah Stone in the IDW comics.

A few interesting tidbits can also be gleaned from what we see of Armor Knight Optimus here - it seems his face does not change by way of a simple removable faceplate as many had speculated, but by having two alternate faces built into his head. He also appears to have new boxart and comes already-posed in his famous AOE stance in the box.

Check 'em out and discuss after the break!
Views: 10,777 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers New Figures Revealed

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:57 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
r4fYLaC Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have listed a whole bunch of preorders for the Q Transformers series. These preorders cover the next couple assortments of these Transformers who convert into Choro Q styled vehicles.

In sequence, we have:

Q Transformers Movie Series 1 - assortment contains Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Lockdown

Q Transformers Generation 1 Series 1 - featuring Generation 1 inspired versions of Prowl, Sideswipe, Bumblebee and Hot Rod / Rodimus

Q Transformers Series 2 - features Wheeljack, Jazz, Red Alert, Sunstreaker, Smokescreen and what looks like Alternity Convoy

Q Transformers Series 3 which includes Age of Extinction Nemesis Prime, Generation 1 Tracks, what we'd imagine must be Bluestreak by process of elimination, and a fourth figure who is probably either Skids or Hound (head looks like Hound, vehicle looks more like Skids).

There's pictures of all of these which we've attached to this story - some are still early days prototypes though. Check them all out after the break.
Views: 5,304 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 2 Now Available on Netflix

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:54 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
IMAG0189_zpsgwj9juqt For those following Hasbro's young audiences Transformers show, Transformers Rescue Bots, it might interest you to know that the 24 regular episodes of season 2 are now all available on Netflix! The two special episodes (which to our knowledge have yet to air) are not included.

Don't forget you can catch the Rescue Bots third season premiere on Discovery Family on November 1st.
Views: 1,279 / Credit: mtblanks of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Robots In Disguise Listings

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:37 PM by Shin Densetsu under Robots In Disguise (201x)
TFRID_1412689738 The Agabyss on Twitter and Hobby Bremen have posted new listings for TakaraTomy's Transformers Robots In Disguise line. Updated translations are provided by tackertackle:

TakaraTomy Transformers Robots In Disguise
  • TAV01 Bumblebee 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV02 Grimlock 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV03 Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV04 Steeljaw 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV05 Fixit 1500JPY
  • TAV06 Underbite 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • TAV07 Roadblock 2500JPY
  • TAV08 R Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior redeco?)
  • TAV09 Swoop 2500JPY
  • TAV10 Snarl 2500JPY
  • TAV11 Knockout 2500JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe?)
  • TAV12 Dreadwing 4000JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe with wrong price?)
  • TAVV01 Bumblebee vs Steeljaw 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • TAVV02 Grimlock vs rival 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • HA01 Bumblebee 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA02 Grimlock 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA03 Sideswipe 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • HA04 Prowl 1500JPY (AOE RID One Step changer?)
  • HA05 Junkion 1800JPY (AOE RID Power Battlers Junkheap?)
Not sure if Knockout and Dreadwing are repaints from Beast Hunters or new molds. As for the rest, stay tuned!
Views: 2,974 / Credit: hanypa, tackertackle

Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:28 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-34-Preview-01 The next issue of RID is in stores tomorrow and we've got the preview!

Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview
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!

Read on to preview this issue!
Views: 2,781

Transformers Primacy #3 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:24 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Primacy-3-Preview-01 IDW's Transformers Primacy continues tomorrow and we've got a preview of the new issue!

Transformers Primacy #3
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!

Read on to preview this issue!
Views: 1,740

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Big Robots, Big Sounds Featurette

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 12:14 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Variety has posted a Transformers: Age Of Extinction Featurette on their You Tube Channel. Titled Big Robots, Big Sounds, the clip features sound designing for Transformers 4.

Michael Bay likes everything to look and sound cool. But as Variety's Tim Gray learned from sound re-recording mixers Greg P. Russell and Scott Millan, cooler doesn't always mean louder.

MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron 30th Anniversary Exclusive - New Images of Gold Chrome Finish

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 09:06 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
TAK11976 Thanks to site sponsor BigBadToyStore, we have new images of the recently announced rerelease MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron. This 30th Anniversary release of Megatron will have a new metallic gold chrome finish, separating itself from prior releases and reissues of the mold which showcased Megatron's traditional silver color scheme. BBTS' preorder page shows off the box images of this figure and it's new finish.

Check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!
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Transformers: Hero Mashers Wave 3 To Focus Robots In Disguise

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 03:39 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
Transformers-Hero-Mashers-Commercial_1408725770 Our first bit of info regarding Transformers Hero Mashers Wave 3 is here, thanks to Entertainment Earth.

Judging by the info on the listing, the Wave seems to focus on the upcoming animated series Transformers: Robots In Disguise.

Product Description:
Build a robot! The Transformers Hero Mashers Action Figures Wave 1 includes several plastic action figures with swappable parts - you can mix and match heads, arms, legs, and weapons in these non-transforming action figures. Each figure measures approximately 8-inches tall. Ages 4 and up. Case includes 12 individually packaged figures:
  • 4x TRA HM BUMBLEBEE
  • 2x TRA HM SIDESWIPE
  • 2x TRA HM STEELJAW
(subject to change)
Views: 1,513 / Credit: Hollywood Hoist of the 2005 Boards!

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!
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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!

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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: 2,574 / 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!
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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: 5,541 / 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: 8,247

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: 3,565 / 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: 8,126 / 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: 5,625 / 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: 3,565 / 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: 4,484 / 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.

Views: 2,194

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: 1,741

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: 4,065 / 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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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: 12,246 / 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: 11,315 / 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: 2,052 / 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: 820 / 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: 6,808 / 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.

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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!

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