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IDW Transformers Solicitations for November 2014

Posted on 08-20-2014 at 01:03 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK654125 Via PreviewsWorld, we have the solicits for the IDW Transformers comics coming in November 2014! In October Dawn of the Autobots will end - and in November as John Barber's Robots in Disguise transitions to "just" Transformers, the Days of the Deception begin! There's a new trade dress on the covers this month as well which shows off the artwork of the covers a bit more - what do you think?

November will also see the beginning of the new Drift: Empire of Stone miniseries, Transformers Angry Birds, and the fourth concluding issue of Transformers Primacy! Check out the full solicit text after the break.
Views: 708 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Bold Forms Unofficial Megatron and Motormaster First Prototype Images

Posted on 08-20-2014 at 12:56 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
ABUIABACGAAg0MvKnwUoybvXogUwoAI4sQI Third party group Bold Forms have shared some new images of prototypes of their unofficial takes on Motormaster and Megatron, aka Lone Wolf and Gladius. From these images we can see the Megatron has a Generation 1 style robot mode with a tank alternate mode - much like the upcoming Hasbro Leader class toy - while the Motormaster seems to be a Masterpiece scaled version of the Generation 1 toy with some extra details included.

Discuss the Lone Wolf / Motormaster images here, and the Gladius / Megatron images here.
Views: 1,612 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Construct Bots Hound and Bumblebee Dinobot Warriors Released at US Retail

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 03:06 PM by Sol Fury under Constructabots
27461763d1408409603-aoe-dinobot-warriors-hound-bumblebee-released-us-retail-2014081895132114 Courtesy of TFW2005 member ahchu, we have a tip that the Construct Bots Dinobot Warriors Hound and Bumblebee sets are now showing up at US retail. These sets pair a larger Construct Bot with a Dinobot partner which can break down to form armor or weapons for the main figure. These guys were sighted in a Kmart in Concord, CA priced $19.99. TFW2005 member Rookbartley also informs us they've been spotted in a Kmart in Warsaw, IN - so check those Kmarts, folks!
Views: 1,659 / Credit: ahchu, Rookbartley of the 2005 Boards!

NJCC 2014 Sends A Shout Out To The Fans & Dealers Of Our Summer Event

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 01:06 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
NJCC-Archer-03 I’d like to thank you all for coming out to the summer NJCC 2014 action figure toy show. I am very grateful for the positive and amazing people that chose to come together for this event.

It was great to see so many familiar faces and board members from all the network sites. The best part of the con is being among fans who enjoy Action Figures and Toys just like you. We try our best to make sure we all have great time and a stacked dealer room to buy from.

Special thanks to our guests AARON ARCHER, BOSS FIGHT STUDIO, MARK BELLOMO, DAN KHANNA, JOHN KENT of Toyfinity Toys and ANDREW GRIFFITH! We also would like to send out props to all the NJCC affiliates who help behind the scenes to make the show what it has grown into. Without these people the show would not be the same: KEVIN WATTS lead custom master, JOE MOORE graphic design, TONY BACALA endless list of credits, BRIAN KAUFFMAN custom master, TIM ERICSON custom master, JUSTIN GOGUEN of Cobra Stickers custom master, JOE HARRIS custom master, MARAUDER GUN RUNNERS action figure weapons supply and JOE ZIED NJCC staff member!

We have posted up a nice image gallery of the summer NJCC 2014 for your viewing pleasure. Check out those images after the jump.

Transformers G1 Cartoon Soundtrack Restoration Project Kickstarter

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 12:02 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
G1sounds2 TFW2005 would like to alert the fandom to a pretty cool Kickstarter going on right now. The project aims to restore the Generation 1 cartoon soundtrack music to the best possible quality it can be.

To date, music from the series has never been officially released in any form. This is probably because much of it appeared in many different shows, and not all Hasbro owned properties. You can find a lot of it in Jem, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and even Spider-Man. Basically, anything Marvel/Sunbow produced. Licensing rights and royalties are probably a nightmare.

Any extended pieces of music were stitched together by cutting uninterrupted 1/2/3/4/5 second clips right from the DVDs until you had something resembling a song. This is tedious, hard work. Listening to over 2000 hours of episode audio just to pull maybe 30 minutes out in 1 second intervals is crazy and awesome. This was done over the last several years by Grimbot, who shared his work via TFCog.

I personally did this myself, though not to this extent, so I know how hard it can be. Back when TFW2005 started, one of it's main purposes was a way for me to share the Transformers focused music remixes I did, most using background clips I cut out of the show. Tho back then, I pushed a VCR into a microphone-in jack and recorded entire episodes at a time to the computer as WAVs, then cut out clips in Sound Forge. I constantly ran into situations where a footstep, computer beep, start of a sentence, breathing, wind, - you name it, would interrupt my clip and ruin the loop. Having this software or this mix 14 years ago would have been awesome.

The Kickstarter by Jimbo is now attempting to clean and restore that mix by Grimbot even further, using top of the line editing software. In the presentation video, they show examples of what can be done. It is reasonably priced, only asking for 650 dollars in order to get the software at a discounted price of half off ~1200. And, it's half funded as of this story. There are also some stretch goals, if they get to 1250 total they will also obtain and apply two additional pieces of software to make it even better. So, we urge you as fans to support this if you dig that original G1 toon music, even if it's just a couple bucks. Hopefully when done, their hard work will give the fans something awesome to rock out and reminisce to.

Head on over and support it if you can! WORD!

Views: 2,028 / Credit: KMITB of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat In-Hand

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 09:52 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
DSCN3076_zps3a9f557f TFW2005 boards member Starscream Gaga has dropped by to bring us our first in-hand look at the Transformers Generations Nightbeat figure. Nightbeat is a redeco/retool of the Generations IDW Bumblebee/Goldfire mold with a new head, and also comes packaged with an issue of Dark Cybertron. Starscream Gaga gives us a small gallery of the figure, showing off both modes as well as some comparisons with other figures, and also provides a brief write-up on his thoughts about the figure.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 4,349 / Credit: Starscream Gaga of the 2005 Boards!

Million Publishing 2014 Exclusive Shouki Box Art Revealed

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 09:52 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
sk01 Hero-X updated their website to showoff the box art for the upcoming Million Publishing mail away exclusive Trainbot Shouki. This mail away exclusive can be yours if you order the new Generations Volume 1 book, which also will include Daniel, a Targetmaster partner, which is a reuse of the Powercore Combiner minicon Groundspike.

We'll keep you updated as more information comes along. For now, sound off on the TFW2005 boards!
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Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 30th Anniversary Cover by John-Paul Bove and Casey Coller

Posted on 08-18-2014 at 05:06 PM by Mechafire under Comics
tumblr_nad8ld3FiZ1rojbapo1_1280 IDW Transformers colorist John-Paul Bove has posted a new Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32 30th anniversary variant cover on his Tumblr. Drawn by Casey Coller and colored by John-Paul, the cover features Unicron, Optimus Prime, and Scorponok, among others:

"So finally I can reveal this cover and it is possibly my favourite single image I have worked on. This is one of my favourite moments in all of TF history and I wanted to have Unicron swept up in fiery hell and Optimus and Scorponok to be in a cool and contemplative hue. A still moment contrasted against a firestorm. Hope you dig it!"

"Possibly my favourite thing I have ever coloured. Hope you dig!"


Check it after the jump, and don't forget to pick up RID #32 when it releases in two days on Wednesday, August 20!
Views: 4,066 / Credit: Autovolt 127 of the 2005 Boards!

Topeam Third Party SD Transformable Jazz

Posted on 08-18-2014 at 02:59 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
69a367e0jw1ejgmvr737cj20jg0cz76k While there is no denying that super-deformed Transformers - that's Transformers with heads much larger than their bodies - is a niche area of collecting, it is one that is getting steadily filled out both officially by Takara-Tomy and their Q Transformers, and unofficially with unlicensed third party releases.

The latest addition to the third party side of the equation is Topeam, who are making an SD and fully transformable Jazz figure. And yes - we are informed that disproportionately huge noggin does not need to be removed as a part of the transformation. Check out some images - coming at you via the TFClub Weibo feed - after the break.
Views: 4,399 / Credit: unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!

TFSource Sourcenews for 18 August 2014

Posted on 08-18-2014 at 02:58 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
We have received an update from our sponsors TFSource! Check out the latest run-down on what's new this week below and read on for the full update!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new preorders up for items like Transformers Generations Chromia, Arcee, and Brainstorm, Masterpiece Optimus Prime with Trailer - Asia Exclusive Reissue, Kids logic - MN-05 Mecha Nations Starscream, Xovergen - TF-02 God Armor Add on Kit for MP-10, Iron Factory - IF-EX02 Slammer & Scamp Set, TFC Toys Phobos and Hydrant! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! This week we have new instock items like TFC Star Cats sets, SDCC 2014 Exclusive Loyal Subjects 3-packs, MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock - with Throne Accessory, Kotobukiya Transformers Narrow Silk Ties, Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version, Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike, and a restock of the very popular Fire Fair - FF-01 the King of Fire - MP Grimlock Add-on Kit!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Transformers Generations New Preorders Up!
2. Now instock TFC Star Cats sets! Dinosaur team and rescue team!
3. Now available for preorder - Masterpiece Optimus Prime - Asia Exclusive Reissue!
4. Kotobukiya Transformers Narrow Silk Ties Now Instock!
5. Now Up for Preorder - Kids Logic Starscream!
6. Now instock - Unique Toys Mania King - Vintage Color Version!
7. Fanstoys Sever - Updated photos and extended early bird pricing!
8. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike!
9. Now Instock - SDCC 2014 Exclusive Loyal Subject Figures!
10. 3rd Party Customs Update!
11. New Fansproject Preorders and Restocks!
12. theToySource Updates!
13. Source Blog Updates!
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource


TFCC Chromedome and Rewind Head Sculpt Preview

Posted on 08-18-2014 at 12:04 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
NJCC-TFCC-01 Boss Fight Studio attended this past weekend's New Jersey Collectors Con, and while there they showed off various head sculpts for the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors Club figures they've worked on. In this lot, we get a good look at Chromedome and Rewind heads, due out from the TFCC soon in FSS 2.0. Check them out after the break.

If you'd like to see the full Boss Fight Studio booth from NJCC, head on over to this article on The Toyark.
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Transformers artist Andrew Griffith to attend TFcon Chicago 2014

Posted on 08-18-2014 at 10:11 AM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
The-Transformers_Robots-in-Disguise_1 Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist Andrew Griffith will be attending TFcon Chicago 2014. He will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings in the TFcon Chicago artist alley.

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, plus AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships as well as Transformers Comic Book artist SARAH STONE. More guests TBA.

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WTF@TFW Episode 316 Now Online

Posted on 08-17-2014 at 04:10 PM by Secretcode under Site Updates
Samurai-Pose-1_zps716029c4 While attempting to talk Transformers, Vangelus and the Aaron and the TJ avoid a social media singularity with acrobatics and gymnastics, and answer the question that asks the questioned to question.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 316

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.
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TFW2005's Botcon 2014 Exclusives In-Hand Galleries - Part 2

Posted on 08-17-2014 at 10:14 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
Botcon-2014-Knights-Group It's time to share with you the second part of our galleries of the Botcon 2014 show exclusives!

For part 2, we'll dive in and take a look at the at-show exclusives, which paid homage to some of the many exclusive characters from past Botcons. They were sold in three sets - a "Knights set" which consisted of Alpha Trizer, Flareup and Apelinq, a "Pirate set" which included Hunter and Brimstone, and a troop builder set of Cannonball's Dread Pirate Crew (aka Vehicon redecos based on Decepticon clones Pounce and Wingspan).

Open all the links below to check out the galleries:


Botcon 2014 Souvenir Set A - Knights

Alpha Trizer
Apelinq
Flareup

Botcon 2014 Souvenir Set B - Pirates

Brimstone
Hunter

Botcon 2014 Souvenir Set C - Dread Pirate Crew

Pounce
Wingspan
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TFW2005's Botcon 2014 Exclusives In-Hand Galleries - Part 1

Posted on 08-16-2014 at 05:09 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
Botcon-2014-Boxed-Set-Group Here's an update that has been a long time coming - our full galleries of the Botcon 2014 show exclusives! 2014's Botcon set theme was "Pirates VS Knights", a concept which boiled down to a new faction being added to the lore - Alpha Trizer's new Knights of Cybertron were introduced, facing off against Cannonball and his Star Seeker space pirates!

We'll be posting these galleries in two parts, and for part 1, we're bringing you a look at this year's boxed set of Scorponok, Cannonball, Ferak, Ginrai and Devcon - five toys that all stand on their own as great designs (especially the Scorponok). We'll also be giving you a look at the attendee exclusive, Flamewar, and the completed customization class figure, Primal Prime.


Open all the links below to check out the galleries:


Botcon 2014 boxed set

Cannonball
Ferak with Tornado
Scorponok with Olin Zarak
Ginrai
Devcon

Botcon 2014 attendee exclusive

Flamewar

Botcon 2014 Customization class figure

Primal Prime
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Hot Toys Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Official Images

Posted on 08-16-2014 at 12:33 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
902246-optimus-prime-starscream-version-006 Hot Toys have updated their website with new official images, plus pricing and an expected release date, for their Optimus Prime - Starscream Version. The debut Transformers release from Hot Toys gives us a typically super-detailed design which Hot Toys are known for, along with some bizarre Starscream themed accessories which we can only assume the Hot Toys Optimus Prime plundered from the unconscious Decepticon Air Commander following a battle.

Like most Hot Toys releases, their Optimus Prime comes with a premium price of $344.99 - but the good news is release is not expected until July 2015, so you have plenty of time to save up. Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have a preorder open now - check it out!
Views: 6,314 / Credit: D-Bot, FatedLazarus of the 2005 Boards!

TCC Figure Subscription Service Treadshot Now Arriving

Posted on 08-16-2014 at 12:24 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
27461125d1408209160-tfcc-2-0-4th-figure-arriving-image The fourth figure in the Transformers Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service class of 2014 is now arriving! Next up is Treadshot, with his Arms Micron partner Catgut, based on the 1990 Action Master. Treadshot is a redeco of the Generations Warpath figure - be sure to watch your mailboxes for this exciting new release!
Views: 4,136 / Credit: IceCreamCyborg of the 2005 Boards!

TFW2005 Community Discussion: Favorite Long-Term Figure?

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 11:00 PM by Secretcode under Site Updates
Classics_Prime_Truck_8 Next Saturday, the first of many TFW2005 Articles will go live, focusing on a few Transformers toys that we couldn't help but keep returning to again and again. Could be attachment to the character/series. Could be a love for the engineering and design. Could just be because a toy is fun or something (Wait, toys can be fun?!)

But it's not just the article where the question is being posed. Before the article can be posted, the TFW2005 Staff is asking our very own readers and users the same question in the first entry of our Community Discussions!

This Month's Community Discussion's question and topic: Are there any toys in your collection that you keep returning to over and over again, and why? Swing on over to the discussion thread and let loose with your own opinion. You never know, you could see your respons shared when the article goes live next week!
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Big Bad Toy Store Sponsor Update - Generations Brainstorm, Arcee and Chromia up for preorder

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 03:06 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store dropped us a line to let us know they have some hot new Transformers fun up for preorder. Check out these latest Transformers Generations preorders - all due in or around September or October:

Generations Voyager Brainstorm
Generations Voyager 2014 Wave 4 case of four (2 x Brainstorm, 1 x Whirl and 1 x Roadbuster)

Generations Deluxe Arcee
Generations Deluxe Chromia
Generations Arcee and Chromia set of 2

Generations Legends Cosmos and Swerve set of 2

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Prof. Heisenberg Royal Arsenal - MMC Feralcon Upgrade Kit (G1 Predacon Guns)

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 02:48 PM by Mechafire under 3rd Party Unlicensed
10576944_772297829493210_4707843517784949338_n Prof. Heisenberg's Facebook page has updated with a reveal of their newest product: the Royal Arsenal kit, a set of G1-inspired guns for your MMC Feralcons/Predacons. The photos they've posted show off the weaponry being used by their respective wielders in various dynamic poses, a group shot, and a simple view of all the guns themselves.

Check it after the break!
Views: 5,019 / Credit: Daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Emiliano Santalucia Generations Rattrap Concept Art

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 02:03 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
Rattrap Transformers concept artist Emiliano Santalucia is at it yet again, posting up a new Generations Rattrap piece on his blog. In addition, he also has this to say:

"Yet another of my Transformers Generations figure designs!
Transformers Generations Rattrap! This was done shortly after Rhinox, Waspinator and Cosmos, and I got to do only the Robot mode. But it's one of my favorite sketches and I love how the toy turned out!"


Check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 4,104 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

NJCC 2014 Summer Event Is This Sunday August 17th

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 09:52 AM by DESTRO under Conventions
UTWarLordFinal2_1378824137 New Jersey Collectors Con Summer Show Date August 17th 2014 Is This Sunday!

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


The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.
  • 9AM G.I. JOE RETALIATION EAGLEHAWK
  • 9AM EARLY BIRD COFFEE MUG BUILD-ON BRICK MUG
  • 9AM CALL OF DUTY AND HALO SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE MICRO FIGURES
  • 9AM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 9AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with DRIVER
  • 10AM G.I. JOE RETALIATION EAGLEHAWK
  • 10AM GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRESS BOX
  • 10AM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 10AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with DRIVER
  • 11AM G.I. JOE 50th ANNIVERSARY DANGER AT THE DOCKS
  • 11AM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 11AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with DRIVER
  • 12PM SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES STORM SHADOW
  • 12PM KRE-O TRANSFORMERS KREON CLASS OF 1984 SDCC EXCLUSIVE SET
  • 12PM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 12PM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with DRIVER
  • 1PM MARVEL SDCC 2014 INFINITY GAUNLET
  • 1PM ALL THREE S.H.FIGUARTS SUPER MARIO SETS
  • 1PM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 1PM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with DRIVER
  • 2PM G.I. JOE RETALIATION EAGLEHAWK
  • 2PM TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS METROPLEX
  • 2PM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 2PM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver
  • 3PM TRANSFORMERS SDCC DINOBOT SPECIAL EDITION SET
  • 3PM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 3PM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver
  • 3:30PM NJCC MEGA DOOR PRIZE UNIQUE TOYS WAR LORD
  • 3:30PM CUSTOM GIVEAWAY Fig-O-Tor
  • 3:30PM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver


The summer 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 AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships as well as Transformers Comic Book artist ANDREW GRIFFITH who is best known for his work on IDW’s Robots in Disguise. We will also be host to BOSS FIGHT STUDIO who are currently in the middle of launching the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figure line as well as pop culture guru and author MARK BELLOMO and finally Transformers Artist DAN KHANNA!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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TCC 2015 Exclusive Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner Toy Reveal

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 09:48 AM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
1463934_759233340802313_2967393103125218293_n The Transformer's Collector's Club announced yesterday their second store exclusive figure to be Marissa Faireborn with Afterburner. As expected we have our first look at the actual toy representation of this character posted just now to the TCC's Facebook page.

From the TCC: The first "mock up" reveal of the TCC exclusive MARISSA FAIREBORN and AFTERBURNER vehicle! Join the Club so you will be able to pre-order when available. The final version will vary.

From what we can tell so far, this exclusive appears to come from the following GI Joe molds: the non-transforming Afterburner vehicle is the Wheel Blaster Bike from Firefly in the Retaliation movie line. The torso looks to be a combination of Resolute Scarlet while the head and legs is GIJCC Cover Girl/DTC Cover Girl. We'll update accordingly once new information is passed along. Hat tip to TFW member Computron34 for the assist.

What do you think of the full reveal? Let us know after the jump!
Views: 7,214 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Paladone Licensed Products

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 09:26 AM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
PP2362TF_transformers_autobot_light_lifeStyle_web-800x800 Hat tip goes out to TFW2005 boards members Zidane56uk and Gingerchris for linking us to a selection of very neat Paladone licensed Transformers products. Including on Paladone's web store are several cool oddities that include Transformers coffee mugs, key chains, house keys, notebooks, and more. There's even a Bumblebee and Optimus Prime themed stress relief ball if you need to relax a little bit.

It's worth checking out, so make the jump and discuss the products in the forum thread!
Views: 2,644 / Credit: Zidane56uk and Gingerchris of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1235

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 08:28 AM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom just dropped us a line with their latest newsletter. Check out all the updates from Robot Kingdom with the links below!
_______________________________________

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!

#1 Hot News

Unique Toys DX-9 D04 Amor Set.
Prototype Photos Updated!
Pre-order, Available in September 2014.
US$34.9
Unique Toys DX-9 D04 Amor Set. Preorder. Available in September2014.

Movie 4 TRU Exclusive Optimus Prime Evolution 2-Pack.
Available NOW!
US$74.9
Movie 4 TRU Exclusive Optimus Prime Evolution 2-Pack.

Movie 4 Exclusive Silver Knight Optimus Prime and Grimlock 2-Pack.
Available NOW!
US$39.9
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Marvel Legends Infinite The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sealed Case of 8 with Green
Goblin (with Agent Venom)
Pre-order, Start Shipping on 19th August 2014..
US$159.99
Marvel Legends Infinite The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sealed Case of 8 with Green Goblin. Preorder. Start shipping on 19th August 2014.

Xovergen TF-02 God Armor.
Pre-order, Available in November 2014.
US$159.9
Xovergen TF-02 God Armor. Preorder. Available in November 2014.

Xovergen TF-02 God Armor with TF-01B TrailerForce Black Version
Pre-order, Available in November 2014.
US$249.9
Xovergen TF-02 God Armor with TF-01B TrailerForce Black Version. Preorder. Available in November 2014.

Movie 4 Platinum Edition Generation Dinobot 5 Pack.
Pre-order, Available on 1st October 2014.
US$159.9
Movie 4 Platinum Edition Generation Dinobot 5 Pack. Preorder. Available on 1st October 2014.

Reprolabels August 2014 Update

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 06:52 PM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
swerve_1 The latest newsletter is in from Reprolabels with a focus on all the incredible Legends toys that have come out in recent months. Including in this month's newsletter are sets for Tailgate and Groundbuster, Skrapnel and Reflector, Swerve and Flanker, Cosmos and Payload, and Bumblebee and Blazemaster.

Rounding out the update is a HUGE set for Before and After's Six Sigma, designed to complement Reprolabels' Metroplex set.

And finally, for those who missed it, a couple of additions since the last major release, for FansToys Scoria and TFC's Gumball.
Views: 3,119 / Credit: Ceerad of the 2005 Boards!

Double iTunes Preview - More than Meets the Eye #32 & Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 06:41 PM by Mechafire under Comics
TF_MTMTE_32_cvrA225x225-75 Apple's iTunes website has updated with the brief, 3-page previews for both Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #32 and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2:

Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #32
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #2
BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!

Both will be released on Wednesday, August 27, but if you don't mind some spoilers, you can check out the previews after the jump!
Views: 4,687 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Second Store Exclusive - Marissa Faireborn!

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 01:07 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
Marissa-Fairburn-Afterburner We've seen the hints coming and today it was finally revealed. The second store exclusive in 2015 for the Transformers Collector's Club will be Marissa Faireborn! This will be the very first 3 ¾ inch human figure from the club and she'll be packaged with a non-transforming Afterburner figure (similar to past SDCC exclusives from Hasbro). No toy images have been shown yet, but we should see photos coming later this week on the TCC's Facebook page.

We'll keep you updated! Check it out after the jump!
Views: 5,660

Dr. Wu DW-M02 Mercenary - AOE Voyager Hound Upgrade Kit

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 12:57 PM by Mechafire under 3rd Party Unlicensed
8c3a9cbdgw1ejc0db0v07j20hs1u27bv TFW2005 boards member Cheem The Rup has passed us along a test shot image of Dr. Wu's newest product, DW-M02 Mercenary - an upgrade kit for the Transformers: Age of Extinction Voyager Hound figure. Among other things, the kit mainly gives him his big ol' belly as seen in the film.

Check it after the jump!
Views: 10,707 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

GCreations SRK-01 ("Sludge") - Prototype Images

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 10:29 AM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
1500846_533179133448261_638595250639239274_o Last week we learned of yet another member in the independent world of competing Dinobots from the company CGenerations. Earlier today the company revealed its first prototype figure, which homages the Dinobot Sludge! The images include robot mode, dino mode, a heavily weaponized mode, and of course the leg of the combined mode. This figure also seems to be a large voyager size as it stands a full head and shoulder above AOE Evasion Mode Optimus Prime.

Check out the new images after the jump.
Views: 7,305 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Diamond Comics Shipping list for August 20th

Posted on 08-14-2014 at 09:56 AM by ORIO under Comics
rid32 D-Drive has once again been cool enough to give us the heads up on what we can expect from the world of Transformers comics for next week!

On tap for our beloved Robots In Disguise next Wednesday, August 20th is:

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #32 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans' secret-and they aren't pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON's alliance tear down the peace-and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?

TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #1 (SDCC variant covers A, B and 1-in-10 incentive)

(W) Tom Scioli, John Barber (A/CA) Tom Scioli
SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race-and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive-their version of "peace" does not match our own...
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Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head Gallery

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 04:20 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Deaths-Head-61 Death's Head is an unusual character in Transformers lore. A "freelance peace keeping agent", he was used extensively during the golden era of the 1980s UK Transformers comics - particularly in the 1987 / 1988 story arcs which saw Galvatron timejump to the then-present day, with Rodimus and others in hot pursuit. However, while Death's Head had a lot of page-time in the UK Transformers comics, he never made it to the US Marvel Transformers comics - and because he was owned by Marvel rather than Hasbro, he's never been used in Transformers since, never mind getting a toy.

That has all changed though, because Death's Head has now had an action figure released in the 3.75 inch Marvel Infinite Series collection. He's richly detailed and features his axe, buckler and mace accessories - the axe and mace can replace his fists, like the classic artwork. He's a fun little figure, although the hard rubber skirt tends to limit his legs a bit.

Check out our gallery at the link below, yes?

Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head Gallery


(for those among you who like Doctor Who, yes, Death's Head met him, too...)
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The Loyal Subjects Generation 2 Grimlock Figure

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 04:16 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
2014-08-12165941_zps7072c1b1 TFW2005 member Squallte sent us this news tip that The Loyal Subjects would be making a blue decoed Generation 2 version of their Grimlock vinyl figure. This Generation 2 Grimlock will be an exclusive release through Hastings comic stores. He's available to preorder now in store for $9.99, with that price rising to $12.99 on release.
Views: 2,784 / Credit: Squallte of the 2005 Boards!

Warbotron WB-03-A Afterburner New Images

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 03:47 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
55642b09jw1ejbdm2riq9j20fm0ku77f Via the Weibo accounts of Rotree and Toyszone, we have a new look at the Warbotron WB-03-A not-Afterburner. This unofficial take on the Technobot Afterburner is big - very big! He's got a fairly Generation 1 look going on too along with his big and chunky design. Check out these latest images which also show the toy in its initial molded plastic colors after the break.

For those thinking "which third party Computron should I get?", TFW2005 member Cheem the Rup has also put together a few side-by-side pictures of the Warbotron and Maketoys Afterburners, allowing you to compare each group's take on the character.
Views: 7,139 / Credit: Cheem the Rup, daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Headrobots Green King Botcon Scorponok Accessory Set

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 03:47 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
14918_532944856805022_5103690536162209665_n The long-dormant third party group Headrobots return with a new customization set for the Botcon 2014 Scorponok. The ultimate goal of their Green King is to make a full-on Classics Scorponok out of the Energon mold, with this first kit - newly listed on sponsors Big Bad Toy Store - providing new claws and a neck connector port. Other kits will (presumably) follow to add other details shown in the photos attached to this story. But with full ground-up third party efforts from Maketoys and Perfect Effect on the horizon, is a "mere" customization kit enough any more? Share your thoughts after the break.
Views: 3,171 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - The Autonomy Lesson

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 01:10 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Transformers-Legends-Game-Event-The-Autonomy-Lesson Mobage has announced the next Transformers: Legends event; The Autonomy Lesson.

"Cybertronian citizens are returning to their now revived homeworld, and SKY LYNX is excitedly traveling around the planet with his research team to learn about their old home. Not everyone is happy with an AUTOBOT-controlled planet, as SPINSTER and ACID STORM are set to ambush the bold explorers... Will SKY LYNX and his friends survive this deadly field trip? Find out today in TRANSFORMERS: Legends – “THE AUTONOMY LESSON”!"
Views: 2,425

IDW Transformers Combiner Wars Interview with John Barber and Mairghread Scott

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 12:36 PM by Mechafire under Comics
CombinerWars Comic book website Newsarama has posted up a new Combiner Wars interview with Transformers: Robots in Disguise writer John Barber and Transformers: Windblade writer Mairghread Scott, in which they both discuss what the upcoming toy tie-in event will entail, the relationship between Hasbro and IDW, and more!

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 4,113 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Universe Behind the Scenes Video Featuring Peter Cullen & Frank Welker

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 12:30 PM by Mechafire under Video Games
frank_welker__megatron_on_left___and_peter_cullen__optimus_prime__record_their_voices_for_the_transf The Transformers Universe YouTube page has uploaded a new behind the scenes video of the game, featuring Transformers voice acting legends Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, in addition to some gameplay and details from the developers discussing the game.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 1,931 / Credit: Shizuka of the 2005 Boards!

In-Hand Images of Transformers: Generations Protectobot 3-Pack Streetsmart

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 09:16 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
1407872751_777706918_o Also coming to us this morning, this time from eBay user lena81822, we have some in-hand images of Streetsmart from the upcoming Transformers: Generations Protectobot 3-Pack. Streetwise here is a redeco of the Transformers: Beast Hunters Deluxe Prowl figure, which was itself a retool of that same line's Deluxe Smokescreen toy.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 7,000 / Credit: AutobotMirage, Blazere of the 2005 Boards!

In-Hand Images of Transformers: Generations Deluxe Jhiaxus

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 07:22 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
ZtcUNfm Via TFND.net, we have some in-hand images of Transformers: Generations Deluxe Jhiaxus! These pics give us a nice look at the figure - Jhiaxus is a remold/redeco of Generations Starscream, with a new head, new wings, new cockpit, and new weapons. He is also very, very orange. He and the rest of his wave should be out soon, so keep an eye out!

Check out TFW's selection of photos after the break, and view the full gallery at TFND.net!
Views: 6,988 / Credit: PredaconElder of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Primacy #1 Full Preview

Posted on 08-12-2014 at 05:27 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
27459993d1407860187-primacy-1-preview-newsarama-tf_primacy_01-pr_00001 Newsarama has posted a full preview of Transformers Primacy #1, due out in comic stores tomorrow. Transformers Primacy is being written by the one and only Flint Dille and caps off the prequel trilogy that began with Transformers Autocracy and carried on through Monstrosity. Check out the preview and be sure to pick up the full book when it hits stores!
Views: 2,352 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Million Hero Generations GoShooter - New Images

Posted on 08-12-2014 at 11:30 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
1623660_532514123514762_4409032096631795033_n Thanks to the HeroX website we've just been updated with new photos of the Million Hero fan vote winner GoShooter! We first saw this figure revealed earlier this week, these are our first good shots of both the alt mode, robot mode, as well as the Targetmaster partner. For those that may not recall, GoShooter won the Million Hero fan vote poll to be the next mail-away exclusive figure from the Transformers Generations Volume 2 book.

Check out the new images after the jump!
Views: 5,032 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Japanese Transformers Ultimate All Stars Mobile Game

Posted on 08-12-2014 at 05:40 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
uamain GameApps.HK reports that there is a new Transformers mobile game in development. The game is being developed for the Japanese market by Hero Z in association with Takara-Tomy.

The game, titled Transformers Ultimate All Stars, is promoted by artwork showing a spread of Generation 1 characters in a variety of styles, from Marvel to Dreamwave to IDW and package artwork for Generations and Henkei. The artwork hints that there might be more at play here than "just" Generation 1 in all its incarnations - we spot Terrorsaur and Airazor from Beast Wars in the crowd.

There is not a lot of other information yet. It is reported that that the game is pre-registering players with some kind of in-game premium currency as a hook.

Transformers Ultimate All Stars releases this Autumn.
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Andrew Griffith to Attend NJCC This Sunday August 17th

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 04:44 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
andrew-griffith-njcc IDW's Andrew Griffith just confirmed that he'll be a guest at the next New Jersey Collectors Con this coming weekend. For those not familiar with Andrew Griffith, he is the regular artist on IDW's Transformers Robots in Disguise series, one of the talented individuals responsible for bringing our favorite Robots in Disguise to life.




The next NJCC will be August 17th 2014
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70)

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Giant Robot Comics Robots in Disguise 33 Exclusive Cover

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 04:41 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
RID_GiantRobotComics_cols_LoRes Thanks to a tip from TFW2005 member D-Drive we can give you this first look at the Giant Robot Comics retailer incentive cover for Robots in Disguise issue #33. The cover is a companion piece to Giant Robot's exclusive cover for Transformers Regeneration 1 issue #0 last year. this cover shows the Generation 1 Autobots Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe, Prowl, Ironhide and Arcee on the MacDonald Bridge leading into Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where Giant Robot Comics are based.

Be sure to follow the Giant Robot Comics Facebook page for more information!
Views: 4,245 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

Beast Machines the Complete Series DVD Set Press Release

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 04:37 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Machines
TransformersBeastMachines_Complete_SF2014 Via TVShowsonDVD we have a press release for an upcoming release of the complete Beast Machines series on DVD from Shout Factory. The set is due to be released on September 2nd with all 26 episodes of the polarizing series and commentaries and interviews with series developer Marv Wolfman, story editor Robert N. Skir, voice director Susan Blu and voice actor David Kaye.

Check out the full release after the break.
Views: 2,234 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

New Transformers 30th Anniversary CD and DVDs

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 04:01 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
Transformers_Theme_Song_Collection Amazon Japan has put up preorders for two interesting new Transformers items. The first is a Transformers Theme Song DVD "30th anniversary Music Matrix version". There's not a lot in the way of details on that one, but descriptive text suggests that the DVD collects the opening and closing clips of the various Transformers cartoons released in Japan over the series 30 years.

The second release is the Transformers Song Masterpiece which is a new four disc set collecting the full-length versions of every single Japanese Transformers opening and closing theme. According to the tracklist on Amazon, the series are on the CD in reverse order - in other words, the Transformers Go themes kick off the first CD, and the last track on the last disc is the Generation 1 closing theme, Peace Again. This set does notably include the songs from the Japanese dub of Transformers Prime including "I Believe in All" which to our knowledge previously had no full-length release. The first Transformers Prime Japanese intro song, Feeling by Big Bang, seems to have been excluded from this release, though.

Both of these are due to be released on September 17, 2014 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first airing of More than Meets the Eye Part 1 - the first ever Transformers cartoon.
Views: 2,193 / Credit: Ricochet of the 2005 Boards!

Additional TFcon Chicago Hotel Block added

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 01:24 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-usa2 A second hotel block has been added to accommodate the huge demand for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can book your room at the Aloft Chicago O’Hare 9700 Balmoral Avenue. Rosemont, IL 60018 at the price of $125 via the following link: TFcon Chicago 2014 Hotel Information. There will be a complementary shuttle running from this hotel to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (the location of the convention) for those people that can not or do not wish to walk between the locations.

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, plus AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships as well as Transformers Comic Book artist SARAH STONE. More guests TBA.

TFsource SourceNews for August 11, 2014!

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 12:12 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
Our friends and sponsors over at TFsource just dropped us a line with their latest SourceNews! Check out what's new over at the Source with the newsletter below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
We're excited to have new preorders on the site like Masterpiece Optimus Prime with Trailer - Asia Exclusive Reissue,TFC Toys Phobos and Hydrant, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Three: B - Dai Stack, Transformers 2014 - Generations Leader Class - Jetfire, and New Japanese Legends Sky-Byte and Jetfire! We also have new instock items like TFC Star Cats Combiner Teams, SDCC 2014 3" Vinyl Exclusive packs, MP-08X Masterpiece King Grimlock - with Throne Accessory, Unique Toys - G02DX - Mania King - Vintage Color Version, Xtransbots - MM-III Hoss, TFC Toys - Project Ares - TFC-04 Aethon, Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike, MECH iDEAS Gauntlet and Piston, and PE-DX-04 - Motobot - Guardian. Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! 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. Now Instock - TFC Star Cats Combiners!
2. Now available for preorder - Masterpiece Optimus Prime - Asia Exclusive Reissue!
3. Now instock - Unique Toys Mania King - Vintage Color Version!
4. Fanstoys Sever - Updated photos and extended early bird pricing!
5. New Japanese Legends Preorders!
6. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike!
7. New preorder up - Sentinel Scorponok and Black Zarak!
8. 3rd Party Customs Update!
9. Now Up for Preorder - KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Three: B - Dai Stack!
10. Now Instock - PE-DX-04 - Motobot - Guardian!
11. New Fansproject Preorders and Restocks!
12. theToySource Updates!
13. Source Blog Updates!
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource

In Hand Images of TF Expo Exclusives Nemesis Grimlock, Nemesis Prime, and G1 Deco Slug

Posted on 08-11-2014 at 08:34 AM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
CIMG8601_zps5f1d440c Hat tip to TFW2005 boards member Masabon for providing a nice set of in hand images of the TF Expo exclusive figures from the Age of Extinction (Lost Age) toy line. Including in this roundup are images of:
  • Nemesis Grimlock from the voyager class mold
  • Nemesis Prime from the voyager Evasion Mode mold
  • G1 colored Slug from deluxe class Slug
Check out some key shots after the jump as well as Masabon's full set in the discussion link below!
Views: 7,061 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 TRANSFORMERS KRE-O CLASS OF 1984 KREON 30-Pack Photo Shoot

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 08:32 PM by DESTRO under Kre-O
057-Transformers-SDCC-2014-Kre-O-Kreon-Class-Of-1984 With the Kre-O brand focusing on AOE sets, it was a surprise to see Hasbro release a G1 Kre-O set at Comic Con 2014. The Hasbro SDCC 2014 Kreon Class of 1984 box set contains a best-of line up of G1 Transformers Kreons that were produced over the last few years, redesigned with new deco's and accessories. With 30 G1 Kreons, this box set is perfect for those who missed out on collecting the early Transformers Kre-O box sets, and allowed everybody to catch up with one purchase.

Check out over 60+ images of this awesome Transformers Kre-O box set after the jump!
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Auto Assembly Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Elegant Chaos Details

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 07:06 PM by Mechafire under Conventions
tf_ongoing_issue_23_cover_b_by_markerguru-d42bbwo In addition to our earlier report on Auto Assembly's third party panel, we also have some new IDW comic details straight from the Transformers: More than Meets the Eye writer himself, James Roberts. TFW2005 member Mort reports on what he said - the upcoming Elegant Chaos story will be part three of the Chaos Theory/Shadowplay arc:

James confirmed at the MTMTE panel that Elegant Chaos will be part three of the Chaos Theory arc. It will feature Optimus and co; the Functionist council will play a central part. Sounded like it's going to be an all out, big 'hype' story.

You can discuss this revelation after the jump!
Views: 3,060 / Credit: Mort of the 2005 Boards!

Mastermind Creations Reformatted Spartan (IDW Impactor)

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 01:23 PM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
1555294_762553120472741_8485290513614316313_n Earlier today we learned that independent group Mastermind Creations will be producing their version of Impactor from The Last Stand of the Wreckers. MMC has just posted on their Facebook page the formal announcement of the project along with the early renders of Spartan!

Spartan will be sharing a mold with Commotus (their version of IDW Turmoil), which was announced earlier this summer at TFcon's Third Party Panel.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 8,243 / Credit: Shatterblast of the 2005 Boards!

Auto Assembly 3rd Party Panel Recap

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 10:13 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
AA2014-Logo-300x154 Our man in the UK Sol Fury sent us an update from Auto Assembly, summarizing the 3rd Party Panel that took place earlier today. Lots of new info below, but the big reveals were a 3rd Party Masterpiece Blaster by KFC toys (now renaming to Toys Xpress). There will also be a KFC Blaster done in green called Ghetto Blast. Check out the incoming notes, and feel free to discuss it all in the 3rd Party forum!
[8/10, 5:58 AM EST] Standing by for the AA third party panel.
[8/10, 6:02 AM EST] No photos allowed
[8/10, 6:04 AM EST] Some stuff online later
[8/10, 6:16 AM EST] MMC confirms Strika (Titanika)
[8/10, 6:17 AM EST] Carnifex based on LSOTW. About a head taller than Hexatron
[8/10, 6:17 AM EST] Slugger
[8/10, 6:18 AM EST] Non TF character based on Metal Slug tank
[8/10, 6:18 AM EST] Spartan / Impactor
[8/10, 6:18 AM EST] Both of those re molds of Turmoil from MMC
[8/10, 6:18 AM EST] A head taller than Gen Springer
[8/10, 6:23 AM EST] Aborted iGear stuff
[8/10, 6:23 AM EST] Maverick and Goose Power glide recolors
[8/10, 6:23 AM EST] Blue and white
[8/10, 6:23 AM EST] White Wheelie named Killin Time
[8/10, 6:24 AM EST] These are cancelled.
[8/10, 6:24 AM EST] Stuff that is happening
[8/10, 6:24 AM EST] Conair Space case
[8/10, 6:24 AM EST] Hooligan
[8/10, 6:24 AM EST] Snare
[8/10, 6:25 AM EST] All four Predators coming in Conair
[8/10, 6:25 AM EST] Red and purple ones shown
[8/10, 6:25 AM EST] All recolors of the raptor Starscream
[8/10, 6:27 AM EST] Perfect Effect Deathstalker shown in full
[8/10, 6:27 AM EST] No pics yet
[8/10, 6:27 AM EST] (That I'm allowed to take)
[8/10, 6:27 AM EST] Black Zarak re color of Deathstalker teased
[8/10, 6:29 AM EST] KFC next
[8/10, 6:29 AM EST] Customer care line coming
[8/10, 6:31 AM EST] Nemesis Stack comes with a sword
[8/10, 6:31 AM EST] Two versions, with and without faceplate
[8/10, 6:31 AM EST] Haymaker and Overslay still happening
[8/10, 6:32 AM EST] Slam dance re color in SG and Megs Starscream colors. May not happen
[8/10, 6:33 AM EST] Ghetto Blast green version of KFC Blaster
[8/10, 6:34 AM EST] KFC Masterpiece Blaster, same size as MP Soundwave
[8/10, 6:34 AM EST] Complete original mold
[8/10, 6:34 AM EST] First reveal here
[8/10, 6:35 AM EST] KFC is re branding to Toys Xpress
[8/10, 6:35 AM EST] Retailers request it
[8/10, 6:39 AM EST] Lots of random concepts being shown for fun, not planned for release
[8/10, 6:40 AM EST] One of the concepts is a Movie Lugnut with Straxus retool and IDW Jhiaxus
[8/10, 6:40 AM EST] Which is the original concept that was asked for
[8/10, 6:40 AM EST] That's all of it
Views: 2,563

New Images of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus and Star Saber

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 01:59 AM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
mp232 Thanks to cybergeeks Alliance on Facebook for supplying fans with scans from TF Generations Volume 2 featuring new images of MP22 Ultra Magnus and MP23 Star Saber. Now, we've seen final colored images of Magnus and many prototype images of Star Saber, but these new images delve deeper into the exciting features in these toys. First up is Star Saber, who now has confirmation that he will indeed have his Brainmaster functionality! Not only that, but the Brain of Courage can even ride in Saber's cockpit!

Next, is MP22 Ultra Magnus and his new pictures not only give us a close up view of the cab on it's own from various angles, but also gives us a full turn around view of Ultra Magnus in robot mode. There is also comparison images of Magnus with Masterpiece Rodimus and various other Masterpiece Autobots in vehicle mode. Now, the best part, a detailed photo set of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus' transformation!

To discuss the Masterpiece Star Saber news, hit the title bar or discuss button! To discuss Magnus' photoshoot, join the ongoing Ultra Magnus thread here!
Views: 14,700 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TF Expo Pics Part 4 - Prototypes and Figure Displays from Diaclone, G1, G2, Beast Wars

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 06:25 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
CIMG8427_zpsededbf8a More coverage coming in from TFW2005 boards member Masabon, this time some awesome and historic images from figure displays including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Diaclone figures
  • Generation 1 figure display
  • Generation 2 figure display
  • Beast Wars figure display
  • Prototypes from Generation 1, Generation 2, Henkei, Binaltech, and Beast Wars
Make the jump to check out all the images of figures that were on display, some of which are seen very rarely in the Transformers community.
Views: 7,498 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

TF Expo Pics Part 3 - Live Action Movie Figure Dioramas and Props

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 06:14 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
CIMG8363_zpsa21d8aaf Hat tip to TFW2005 boards member Masabon for providing a huge amount of images from the TF Expo show. Nothing better can be done than to let the images do the talking, but here's a quick breakdown of some highlights from the Transformers live action displays:
  • Live Action Figure Dioramas
  • Age of Extinction Movie Props
  • Age of Extinction Vehicles
Check out all the images after the jump!
Views: 4,536 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

GCreations Shura King (Dinobots Combiner Team)

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 06:00 PM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
10423864_531125783653596_8431685025243143835_n The unofficial Transformers world heard you liked Dinobots, so we're here to present you with yet another independent company's take on the Dinobot team, this time from GCreations. Revealed earlier today on their Weibo page, GCreations shows off a Dinobot team that combines, which will be named Shura King. No individual modes have been shown yet, or release date information, but as always we'll update you with new information as it becomes available.

Who's getting this Dinobot set? Sound off with the discussion link below.
Views: 12,976 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Auto Assembly announces first guests for 2015

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 03:28 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
AA2015-Logo-300x154 Auto Assembly have announced their first guests for their 2015 convention. Auto Assembly 2015 is taking place over the weekend of 21-23 August 2015 and they've got some Prime guests lined up:

- James Horan - Transformers Prime Wheeljack
- Sumalee Montano - Transformers Prime Arcee

Auto Assembly 2014 is in full swing and our own Sol Fury's team won the Auto Assembly Pub Quiz!

Mark the date and get excited - Auto Assembly 2015 is taking place over the weekend of 21-23 August!
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The Loyal Subjects Blitzwing and Swoop Revealed for Wave 3

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 01:27 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
YzkXeLj Hat tip goes out to TFW2005 boards member Nope for linking us to a preview of The Loyal Subjects wave 3 assortment, which will include a Generation 1 Swoop and Blitzwing. Not too much information has surfaced, but these should be dropping later this year in November. As always, we'll keep you updated when new information is provided.

Check them out after the jump.
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