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Unite Warriors Ultra Prime Teaser

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 02:02 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CFvrrBNVAAEpINt Hot off the back of the reveal of the Takara-Tomy release of Defensor for Japan, Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a teaser of a Unite Warriors version of Ultra Prime. The silhouette in the teaser has the distinctive head design of Ultra Prime, and we can also make out some parts of the Stunticons in the silhouette, which matches up to the rumored lineup of the "Masquerade" Autobots - Prowl (Dead End, right arm), Mirage (Dragstrip, right leg), Sunstreaker (Breakdown, left leg, based on the foot component), and Ironhide (Offroad, left arm).

No word on how this one is getting a release in Japan, but we'd bet on this being a mass retail release - for those crying, why is this not an exclusive, remember, Japan loves their hero characters, and things in Transformers do not get much more heroic than Optimus Prime!
Views: 62 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Unite Warriors Superion In Package

Posted on 05-23-2015 at 11:09 PM by Jacer under Japanese Transformers
CFvic_IUEAA8xvN-1 Thanks to TF Yuki we get our first in package look of Unite Warriors Superion! Surprisingly, the gift set also features some great box art on the front of the package instead of the usual window. Through that window, the Aerialbots can be seen packaged in jet mode. Unite Warriors Superion is due out late June.

Check out the pictures after the jump!
Views: 2,343

Kabaya Piranhacon / King Poseidon Candy Toys

Posted on 05-23-2015 at 03:36 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
R9nHZ40 Via Snakas' blog we have learned that Kabaya has a candy kit version of Generation 1 Piranacon in the works!

Known as King Poseidon in Japan and featured as an antagonist in the 1988 series Chojin Masterforce, Piranacon was one of the coolest combiners of the Generation 1 era. He had six members based on sea creatures, the five smaller members of whom could make up limbs for the gestalt with the one left over becoming a gun.

This candy toy version, revealed in a banner ad on Syokugan Ohkoku looks to faithfully recreate that original, with the added feature of the smaller guns linking up into one huge rifle. According to Snakas, this one is due to arrive in July.
Views: 5,039 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Battle Tactics Event: Generation 2, Episode 1

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 09:53 PM by MetalStorm under Video Games
Battle-Tactics Courtesy of fellow board member, BattleUpSaber, we have info on a limited-time event, Generation 2, Episode 1! New G2 characters will be joining the battlefield, with the likes of Laser Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Ramjet!

Play Transformers Battle Tactics for free here:

Transformers Battle Tactics
Views: 1,709 / Credit: BattleUpSaber of the 2005 Boards!

BotCon Announces Kojin Ono As Convention Guest

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 06:40 PM by Matty under Conventions
ono_sunstreaker BotCon has announced its final guest for the 2015 lineup: Kojin Ono! Read on for more details and get ready for registration, which should be going live next week barring any issues.

KOJIN ONO is a designer for Takara-Tomy and was the key creative force behind the introduction of Car Robots in Japan, the converting robots that would be at the core of the 1984 launch of a "new" toy line known as "The Transformers". The robot known as "Sunstreaker" was the first of his designs, but would hardly be the last. Hound, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Trailbraker, The Dinobots, The Constructicons… All of these amazing design were brought to diecast metal life by Kojinsan, who it should be mentioned, was part of the initial class of Transformers Hall of Fame inductees back in 2010 along with Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, and Takara's lead designer on Transformers, Hideaki Yoke.

It is truly an honor to welcome this legendary designer to his first ever BotCon!

Hit the discussion link to share your thoughts on BotCon's final guest.
Views: 1,503 / Credit: Autobot City Comics 2008 of the 2005 Boards!

What To Watch Saturday: Can You Dig It? and Endangered Species!

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 10:55 AM by Matty under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Can_You_Dig_it The weekend is here! There's not a better way to start off our weekends than to prep for new Transformers episodes of Robots In Disguise and Rescue Bots!

Starting on Cartoon Network at 6:30am EST, Robots in Disguise kicks off with episode 10: Can You Dig It?

Episode synopsis:
The Autobots meet a new member who helps them out in capturing a Decepticon searching for energon crystals.

To close out Saturday, Discovery Family is the place to be at 1:30 pm EST for Rescue Bots: Endangered Species!

Episode synopsis:
The Bots go to extremes to protect endangered woodpeckers discovered by Boulder.

The RID forum will be waiting to hear your thoughts and opinions on the episodes after you've watched them. See you in the forums!
Views: 1,038

Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 10:24 AM by Mechafire under Comics
1 Newsarama has just posted the full preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #41
“Dear RODIMUS and crew… It’s my funeral tomorrow and I’d love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.—THUNDERCLASH”

Check it out after the jump if you don't mind some spoilers, and be sure to pick up the full issue when it's released on Wednesday, May 27!
Views: 4,598 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1274

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 10:05 AM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
Here's the latest from TFW2005 sponsor Robot Kingdom. See some of the update below. Be sure to click the discussion link for much more.

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1274

Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.


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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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Generations 2015 Leader Ultra Magnus.
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Generations 2015 Deluxe Quickslinger & Brake- Neck Set of 2.
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Masterpiece Road Rage Vehicle Mode Color Images

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 07:01 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
54091399jw1esd24au3k3j20m80etaca Dengeki Hobby have posted some new color images of Masterpiece Road Rage that shows us her vehicle mode in full glorious color! She's looking sharp as a red corvette, and also as a flying corvette complete with tailfins. Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 6,082 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Drift Image

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 06:51 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
pPSzQ8p Takara-Tomy's Hisashi Yuki has tweeted an image of the Transformers Adventure version of Robots in Disguise Drift. The Japanese retail version of the Autobot bounty hunter features additional paint apps including black on his mecha-facial hair! Check out the image attached to this story.
Views: 3,489 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Edition Trypticon G1 Reissue confirmed?

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 01:40 AM by C310 Ginrai under Generation 1
reduced-image_10553_106 Earlier in 2015, it was rumored that G1 Trypticon will be reissued as part of the Platinum Edition line. A preorder has been listed at TFSource for that anticipated reissue, which possibly confirms its release. Will you be adding this to your collection? Let us know on the forums after the break.

Staff edit: Robot Kingdom has listed preorders as well.
Views: 6,031

Transformers Legends Armada Megatron And Black Convoy Official Images

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 01:14 AM by Shin Densetsu under Japanese Transformers
Transformers-Legends-Black-Convoy-01 TakaraTomy has just uploaded official images of the following Tokyo Toy Show 2015 exclusives:
  • Transformers Legends Armada Megatron 7,500 yen(limited 2 per person)
  • Transformers Legends Black Convoy 3,500 yen(limited to 1 per person)
Transformers Legends Car Robots Black Convoy & Armada Megatron were both revealed earlier this week. Read on to check out the new images!
Views: 4,207 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Episode 9 Now on YouTube

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 12:55 AM by C310 Ginrai under Japanese Transformers
tfad The official TakaraTomy channel has uploaded the full episode for Transformers Adventure Episode 9, titled "Strongarm's Adventure" (ストロングアームの冒険). Feel free to watch the Japanese episode below, and share your thoughts after the break

Combiner Wars Quickslinger & Brake-Neck Sponsor Update

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:54 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
Quickslinger-Vs-004_1430374442 Just now, our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store posted an update to their Facebook detailing how the Combiner Wars Quickslinger and Brake-Neck will be made available. The update gives the pricing - $17.99 each - along with stating there will be a one-per-customer limit. Most important is that there is a solid release window for these going online to order, which is 12:01 am on May 22nd. If you miss that, don't worry - BBTS will be posting a second wave at 10am EST on May 22nd.

It stands to reason that other online stores who are also getting these - such as TFSource, and Captured Prey - will be putting theirs up for order at around the same time, along with Robot Kingdom.
Views: 5,305 / Credit: Transmorph633 of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2015 Devastator Officially Revealed

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:35 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
11219536_833740080029521_1977918799549589606_n The official Transformers Facebook page has officially revealed the San Diego Comic Con 2015 exclusive Titan class Devastator. The SDCC Titan Devastator stands 18 inches tall and is stated to feature vac metalized elements on the deco, it seems that this will be on the chest wing and Mixmaster's drum, amongst other places.

It has also been observed that this version of Devastator features a different head sculpt to the retail release version, sporting eyes instead of the visor shown on the retail version.

Check out the image and discuss after the break!

Update - individual robot mode pic released and added to the story!
Views: 10,836 / Credit: megatronski of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Combiner Wars Defensor In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:04 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Defensor-67 We've shown you the individual Combiner Wars Protectobots - but like any good special team, when they stand united, they become more than the sum of their parts. Rounding out our coverage of this great recent wave of Combiner Wars toys we have the gestalt formed of the five Protectobots - the mighty Defensor!

Fully combiner, Defensor is a solid robot - no hip issues like the Motormaster mold on this torso. In fact, the design of the combiner Defensor can best be described as a "wall" - his silhouette impresses the idea that if this guy is in front of you on a battlefield, he will hold the line no matter what. The individual Protectobots make fine limbs for Defensor, and special shoutout to the new guy, Rook, who aesthetically manages a shape similar to that of Groove, whose spot he took on the team (unless you are in Japan... ). Speaking of Groove, the Legends class motorcycle Protectobot forms a nice optional chestplate that locks in very solidly - no problems with him falling off like Blackjack.

Overall, Defensor is an impressive bit of Combiner, being a nice, big, solid robot, carrying on the excellent work of the individual Protectobots. As individuals or as a group, this assortment is very good - but we could say that of the whole line so far, really. Check out our gallery of Defensor at the link below:

Combiner Wars Defensor gallery
Views: 5,671

Botcon 2015 Shirt and Hat Revealed and a Group Shot of Convetion Exclusive Toys

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:03 PM by Jacer under Conventions
botcon2015_HATweb has made a small update to their exclusives page with a group shot of all the box set figures. We also get our first look at the Botcon 2015 hat featuring the Botcon 2015 logo and the Botcon 2015 t-shirt featuring Cybertron's Most Wanted on an old timey wanted poster with a Cybertronian twist.

Check out the pictures after the jump!
Views: 1,723 / Credit: Autobot City Comics 2008, Big Filipino

Takara-Tomy Unite Warriors Groove & Defensor further information

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 02:55 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
4904810831747 Since the reveal of the Takara-Tomy Unite Warriors Defensor earlier today, there has been some confusion as to the nature of the release of Defensor and the all-new Groove who is accompanying the set. We have undertaken a translation of the preorder page on Takara-Tomy Mall in order to hopefully clear things up for our readers. The key points are that, yes, this set is a Takara-Tomy mall exclusive in Japan, and yes, Groove is a new mold for this set which is being said is "unattainable overseas", whatever that actually means. Since we cannot use a web translator on the images on the page, we've just translated the text immediately after the banners - check out our translation after the break.
Views: 4,981

Q Transformers DVD Images

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 02:24 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
026_zpskp86j7c5 TFW2005 member Kafuka Fuura has shared with us some images of the case of the Q Transformers cartoon blu ray. This case features the three main robots - Optimus, Bumblebee, and Lockdown - in CGI art on the front, and art in the style of the shorts themselves of all the various Q Transformers on the back. The disk is adorned with the mugshots of the various characters.

Also included in these images are a look at the Amazon exclusive items, three non-transformable and unpainted figures of Q Transformers Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Lockdown. Check out all the images attached to this news post.
Views: 1,027 / Credit: Kafuka Fuura of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Hits Netflix Streaming In June

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 01:56 PM by Joe Moore under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
transformers-age-of-extinction-optimus-and-grimlock Netflix subscribers will be able to bask in the spectacle that is Transformers: Age of Extinction this Summer on Netflix. The latest film in the franchise hits Netflix Instant Streaming on June 13th. BGR has the full list of new films hitting this June, in case you've already gotten your fill of Age of Extinction via DVD, Blu-Ray, and/or Amazon Prime.
Views: 780 / Credit: and FanimusMaximus of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - Best Of Episode - Me, Grimlock, King!

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 12:30 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Me-Grimlock-King-Transformers-Legends The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event; Best Of Episode - Me, Grimlock, King!, is now live. This is the 2nd time this event was repeated. On June 1st, 2014 this very event was a repeat of the event which originally went live on May 17th, 2014.

ME, GRIMLOCK, AM STRONGEST! ME, GRIMLOCK, SHOULD BE KING!“ Over the course of several battles, Megatron and Shockwave have managed to get the idea into Grimlock’s head that, as the strongest Autobot, he should be the leader. "You always say that you are the strongest. Now prove it!” For the most part, Grimlock ignores this as he proceeds to smash in Decepticon heads, but the ideas linger.

“NOT FIGHTING BORING. ME, GRIMLOCK, WANT FIGHT NOW!” Tired of the lulls in combat after the Autobots drive the Decepticons back to their hidden base, Grimlock finally decides that the best way to keep the fighting going is to take over the Autobots. He and the other Dinobots make their move while Optimus Prime and Wheeljack are out on a mission, quickly overwhelming their teammates and taking control of the Autobot base.

“ME, GRIMLOCK, KING!” Now the “king” of the Autobots, Grimlock has the Dinobots begin preparations to launch a full assault on the Decepticons. Optimus Prime and Wheeljack, just returned from their travels, try to intervene, but are brushed aside by the mighty Dinobots. Meanwhile, Megatron and Shockwave prepare for the inevitable attack, looking forward to the destruction it will bring to their Autobot foes.

“KING GRIMLOCK LIKE KICKING DECEPTICON BUTT!” Can Optimus Prime stop Grimlock before he goes too far? Will Megatron be able to goad their new “king” into destroying the other Autobots? Find out in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS - ME, GRIMLOCK, KING!
Views: 741 / Credit: JLvatron of the 2005 Boards!

Angry Birds: Transformers Mobile Game Update Brings New Characters And Upgrades

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 11:13 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Angry-Birds-Transformers-Arcee Rovia has pushed an update to the Angry Birds: Transformers Mobile Game, bringing in more characters and upgrades.

Bird, do you even lift? The Deceptihogs and Autobirds are getting shredded at the gym in preparation for a new update, and there seems to be a new face in the crew. Is that Stella doing double duty as Arcee and Airachnid? Update now or get the game to see what they’re bulking up for! Spot me, bro.

/Interdimensional MISSION PORTALS – send bots on missions to earn rewards.
/ARCEE and AIRACHNID trapped in interdimensional vortex – win missions to bring them home.
/VALUABLE MATERIALS detected – collect to upgrade bots.
/Humble message of GRATITUDE FOR YOUR PATIENCE and continued support.

Download Links:
Android: Google Play Store
iOS: iTunes Store
Views: 1,040 / Credit: Kraken of the 2005 Boards!

Official Images Update for Transformers Adventure Figures for June

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 10:57 AM by Joe Moore under Japanese Transformers
TAV-18-Drift-1 TakaraTomy has also updated with a bunch more official images. These include upcoming Transformers Adventures releases:

Check out the photos after the jump.
Views: 3,217

Images for July Release Q-Transformers Figures

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 10:49 AM by Joe Moore under Japanese Transformers
QT-23-Optimus-Prime-1 TakaraTomy has updated with images and info for the Q-Transformers Figures releasing in July. These include the following:
These are all due for release on the 25th of July at a price of 1,078 Yen (about $9 USD). Read on to see the images.
Views: 1,096

Official Images of Takara Unite Warriors Groove

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 10:39 AM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
2 Thanks to Autobase Aichi on Facebook, we now have some larger, official images of the recently-revealed Takara Unite Warriors Groove figure!

These photos show the full, Deluxe-sized Groove off in his robot and vehicle modes, as well as combined with his fellow Protectobots as Defensor in leg and arm modes.

Check it out after the break, and give us your feedback on this highly-anticipated figure by heading on over to the discussion thread!
Views: 5,519 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Kre-O Transformers 88-Piece Brick Boxes

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 09:31 AM by Joe Moore under Kre-O
Kre-O-Transformers-88-Piece-Brick-Boxes-2 Thanks to forum member T4mercustomz, we have pics of something cool and random. Family Dollar stores seem to be getting Kre-O Transformers 88-Piece Brick Boxes. These are listed at $5, and are likely similar in fashion to the previously released 73-Piece Kre-O Transformers Brick Boxes, which popped up at Big Lots. The boxes contain an assortment of brick pieces in Transformers friendly colors. Great for building play sets or expanding upon your custom figures.

See a few photos after the jump.
Views: 1,833 / Credit: T4mercustomz of the 2005 Boards!

Robots In Disguise Warrior Class Jazz and Sideswipe Spotted In The Philippines

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 08:41 AM by Matty under Robots In Disguise (201x)
17903677866_9b1a8b1fed Thanks to TFW2005 boards member vproject, we've got our first retail sighting for a few Robots In Disguise Warrior Class Figures! Spotted in Manila, Philippines were the much anticipated Jazz and Sideswipe! Hopefully this sighting means good news for the rest of the world that we'll be seeing them soon as well.

Also purchased were One-Step Changers Fracture and Thunderhoof. Autobots may be dominating the Warrior Class to this point, but these Decepticons even the odds just a bit.

Be sure to use our sightings forums to help fellow collectors when hunting for these new RID releases!
Views: 2,019 / Credit: vproject of the 2005 Boards!

New Images of SDCC/STGCC Titan Devastator!

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 02:13 AM by MetalStorm under Generations / Classics
DevastatorCover PREPARE FOR DEVASTATION!!! New images have come to us from Planet Iacon's Facebook Page of the SDCC/STGCC Exclusive Titan Devastator! This exclusive is sporting chrome paint, as evident on Mixmaster's cement barrel, and box design is awesome as well. It features a slip cover with Devastator's face on the front, and box's cover has Scrapper's shovel as the front flap!

The back of the box features a cool bio for Devastator:

DEVASTATOR is a raging hammer of chaos, battling conflicting voices in his head one nanoklik, then crushing his targets the next. He is the perfect weapon, held back by one imperfection: the circuit-clogging conflict caused by bots unable to wield the very power that they themselves bring to life. The CONSTRUCTICONS struggle to successfully merge their thoughts into one cohesive action, making it difficult to focus the wrath of their combined form. Were they able to harness the full force of their collective power, they would give the DECEPTICONS a weapon capable of pounding entire civilizations into dust. As long as that threat exists, DEVASTATOR will loom as a shadow across the universe, an enemy the Autobots - and all the worlds they protect - must fear.

"Prepare to meet your doom. Nothing can withstand the might of DEVASTATOR!"

Discuss after the jump!
Views: 10,932 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

First Images of Unite Warriors Groove

Posted on 05-20-2015 at 09:54 PM by Jacer under Japanese Transformers
CFfx81BUIAACxvW New images from a hobby magazine started popping up on Twitter tonight. Among those images we get our first look at Unite Warriors Groove! We can clearly see that Groove is an all new mold for Unite Warriors Defensor! Also in the images we get our first looks at Adventures Powerglide, Cosmos, Drift, and a Steeljaw repainted into a Autobot police car.

Lastly we get a frontal shot of the Takara Armada Megatron that was teased earlier today as well as Black Convoy from the Reveal the Shield Laser Optimus Prime. According to the magazine, both figures will be available, most likely as event exclusives, at the Takara Tomy booth during the 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show being held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 20th to the 21st.
Views: 9,988 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

New Writers for Transformers Spin-Off Movies Announced

Posted on 05-20-2015 at 06:21 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
mtmte5 Deadline is reporting that new writers for the upcoming series of Transformers spin-off and sequel movies have been hired. Included are Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim 2's Zak Penn, and Amazing Spider-Man 2's Jeff Pinkner.

The line up is impressive with folks who've done some serious work, Kirkman being the most curious but potentially exciting in what he could bring to the franchise. Fresh blood all around seems to be on the agenda for the Movieverse, discuss on the forums and let us know what you think!
Views: 3,746 / Credit: TheShockwave48 & Starscream NZ of the 2005 Boards!
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