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Upcoming Takara-Tomy Transformers Toys Package Images

Posted on 07-29-2014 at 07:25 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
IMG_5914945236872 ORERYU on Twitter has shared some in package images of some upcoming Takara-Tomy Transformers releases including the Japanese releases of the new Camaro Bumblebee and Snarl, plus exclusive figures Evasion Nemesis Prime, Nemesis Grimlock and Optimus Prime Rusty Version.

There's also a look at the Transformers Legends Commanders series in package - reissuing the Robot Masters Convoy, Beast Convoy and Lio Convoy along with a new deco of Age of Extinction One Step Optimus Prime.

Last but not least, we have our first look at Masterpiece Wheeljack in box...
Views: 9,057 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC IDW Press Release - Transformers Combiner Wars & Angry Birds Information

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 09:10 PM by Mechafire under Comics
27e5bd1c-1363-4e4c-a1c0-76553dafef6a_zps4b1dc692 IDW has sent out an SDCC press release detailing a few of their future Transformers books, including more information and clarification on both the upcoming Combiner Wars and Angry Birds series. Specifically, it seems that the Combiner Wars toy tie-in will be an event that spans across both the Robots in Disguise (#39-41) and Windblade Returns (#1-3) series, in a fashion similar to that of the previous toy tie-in event, Dark Cybertron:

Transformers: Combiner Wars
A new Transformers event, Transformers: Combiner Wars will start March 2015 from writers Mairghread Scott and John Barber and artists Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli. It’s an arms-race of truly titanic proportions as a long-lost ancient artifact allows the Cybertronians to unite into more powerful, gigantic forms. Will Cybertron—or the galaxy—be able to withstand the onslaught? Find out with a prologue and 5 issues, running in TRANSFORMERS #39-41 and the new TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1-3, which will be packed in with select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS toys.

Angry Birds / Transformers
Announced earlier this year, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up two beloved properties in Angry Birds and The TRANSFORMERS! This fall IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand new series, Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover! Written by The Transformers mastermind, John Barber, with art by Marcelo Ferriera, this crossover will be one for the record books!

Check out the full press release after the break and discuss on the boards!
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Aaron Archer to attend TFcon Chicago 2014

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 04:29 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Aaron_Archer Aaron Archer is an illustrator and creative professional who spent over 18 years at Hasbro, Inc. designing for toy brands like TRANSFORMERS, GI Joe, STAR WARS Episode One, and various Batman lines. Aaron worked on the TRANSFORMERS brand for over 13 years, collaborating with Takara/Tomy on hundreds of toys. Aaron acted as the Creative Lead for all TRANSFORMERS partnerships including four feature films, four video games, five animated series, theme park rides, and countless publishing projects. In 2013 Aaron retired from Hasbro in order to pursue independent projects. You can check out some of his art here:

At TFcon Chicago fans will have the opportunity to interact with Mr. Archer via Q&A Panels as well as one on one on the exhibitor floor.

TFcon Chicago – The world'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. More guests TBA.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 - All Network Coverage

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 08:48 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
sdcc-2014-logo_1406299495 Our coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has, for the most part, officially ended. If you want to see one of the thousands and thousands of pics our team shared, or want to catch up on a panel, check out the links below. This is everything SDCC from our network.

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TFsource SourceNews for July 28, 2014!

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 08:47 AM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
Fresh off the madness of SDCC, TFsource has dropped us a note with their latest SourceNews! Check out all the new stuff at the Source with the newsletter below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
We have new preorders on the site like Masterpiece Prowl - Exclusive Figure, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Three: A - Dai Stack, Henkei Jetfire - Cybertron Con 2013 Exclusive, Unique Toys - DX9 D02S - Splinter, Transformers 2014 - Generations Leader Class - Jetfire, Fansproject - Function X-4: Sigma L, Fansproject - Lost Exo Realm - LER-01 Columpio and Drepan. Instock this week we have Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike, PE-DX-04 - Motobot - Guardian, KFC - CT-02 Tempest, as well as a restock of the very popular MP-12 - Masterpiece Sideswipe - Lambor - 2nd Production Run! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! Visit our sister site for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now up for Preorder SDCC 2014 Exclusive Masterpiece Prowl! MP-12 Sideswipe Restocked!
2. Now Up for Preorder - KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Three: A - Dai Stack!
3. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01-C - Sly Strike!
4. Now Instock - PE-DX-04 - Motobot - Guardian!
5. Now Instock - TFCC 2014 Subscription Exclusive - Thrustinator!
6. TFSource Clearance/Sale Henke Jetfire!
7. TF Go Exclusives Clearance Items!
8. New Fansproject Preorders and Restocks!
9. Now available for Preorder - Transformers Generations Leader Class Jetfire!
10. New preorder up - Unique Toys - DX9 D02S - Splinter!
11. 3rd Party Customs Update!
12. theToySource Updates!
13. Source Blog Updates!
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource

Sentinel Megazarak and Black Zarak Official Images

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 06:55 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
FIGURE-007083_04 Amiami has updated with official images of Sentinel's gigantic non-transforming licensed Megazarak (aka Scorponok) and Black Zarak (aka the expensive Scorponok recolor with gold plastic syndrome).

These "Gigantic Action" figures each stand about two feet tall, so are scaled against the height of the Generation 1 Fortress Maximus toy, and are based on how the characters looked in their appearances in the Headmasters and Masterforce animated series in 1987 and 1988 respectively. They're due in late October (for Megazarak) and late November (for Black Zarak), but they come with a huge pricetag of 48,600 yen or around $480!
Views: 4,855 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Asia Exclusive Throne Accessory New Image

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 06:46 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
10401989_719423578123585_6647499156231841556_n Transformers Asia has updated with a new image of the "Throne of Grimlock" accessory which will be released in Taiwan in the first week of August to coincide with the Asian reissue of Masterpiece MP-08X King Grimlock. King Grimlock is a recolored Masterpiece Grimlock designed to look like he did in the Marvel comics, originally released as an Toy Hobby Market exclusive in Japan. The figure already featured a crown on its original release - now he also has a throne to sit upon and feel the burden of leadership!

Check out the image at left.
Views: 3,286 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Bad Cube Masterpiece-style Brawn

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 05:17 AM by Zavien under 3rd Party Unlicensed
IMG_258694247183527 It looks like another third party company is getting in on the masterpiece action. Courtesy of the Kapow Toys Facebook page we have some first pictures of what appears to be a Masterpiece style homage to Generation 1 Brawn by a new company called Bad Cube.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 5,096 / Credit: donxavier of the 2005 Boards!

The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 09:01 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
AFX-logo_1313364716 The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28th, 2014 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

SDCC 2014 Prime 1 Studio Grimlock and Optimus Prime Statue Additional Images

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 02:20 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Sideshow-Transformers-Optimus-and-Grimlock-022 Prime 1 Studios were not only showing off their new Grimlock with Optimus Prime statue at the Summer Wonderfest in Japan - they also had a booth at the San Diego Comic Con, and our team were able to stop by and take lots of gorgeous high-res pics of this high-end collectable. Check it out - it looks really sharp and you can really appreciate the details. Also on show was their Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime - and we've got some pics of that statue for you here as well.
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SDCC 2014 - Hikari Transformers at Bait Booth

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 11:02 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Bait-x-Funko-Hikari-Display-017 Bait teamed up with Funko to show off some new Hikari Transformers (and a few Skeletor's) Vinyl Figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These translucent vinyl figures feature a wide range of wild color schemes. There are over 25 photos of the booth. Read on to check them out.
Views: 2,951

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 313 Now Online

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 07:23 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
tesla64_zpsa98daa2c Seth and Vangelus deliver a grassroots rendition of TFcon 2014's Third Party Panel, before they talk about rap and consequences.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 313

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.

Rescue Bots Electronic Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot and Epic Series Found at Retail

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:31 AM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
DSC_0105_zpso8depow7 More Transformers Rescue Bots sightings news now, and we've got a double-whammy of new sightings on that front. First up we have reports of the electronic Heatwave Rescue Dinobot being sighted in a Toys R Us in San Jose Caliornia and in Jonestown Pennsylvania. Heatwave the Rescue Dinobot is non-transforming, but features electronic lights and sounds.

Additionally at the same Toys R Us in Jonestown Pennsylvania, we have a report that the smaller 12 inch Rescue Bots Epic figures Boulder, Blades and Heatwave have been spotted, and it's almost certain that means Chase is out as well since all four would appear to be shipping together. No photo for this one, but the report is credible, so be sure to keep your eyes open if you are after these toys.

A big thanks go to JukeOutlander and engledogg of our 2005 Boards for the heads-up!
Views: 1,694 / Credit: JukeOutlander, engledogg of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Mr Potato Heads Optimus Prime with Grimlock Released in the US

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:27 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
DSC_0103_zpsbwrn89os More new Transformers sightings! The Transformers Mr Potato Heads Optimus Prime with Grimlock set have now been sighted at retail, in a Toys R Us in San Jose, California. This set is a part of the mixable, mashable heroes series of Mr Potato Heads, and features Generation 1 themed Optimus and Grimlock - but that doesn't stop Optimus riding on Grimlock, Age of Extinction style!
Views: 1,964 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Arts Playstation Optimus Prime Prototype

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
wftt01 Hot on the heels of the news that the second Takara-Tomy Arts Transformer / console mashup would be an Optimus Prime based on the original Playstation, we have a look at a prototype of the toy via Taghobby. This prototype which was shown off at the Summer Wonderfestival in Japan is unpainted but for the classic Playstation console logo on Prime's chest. Check out the images for a look at this upcoming release in the Transformers Takara-Tomy Arts series.
Views: 5,372 / Credit: xterry of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 312 Now Online

Posted on 07-27-2014 at 12:46 AM by Secretcode under Site Updates
557px-Boston_Pizzasvg_zps1c2b7fa4 WTF@TFW celebrates its 6th anniversary with a triplet of podcast releases from TFcon 2014!

You can download and comment on them here:
WTF @ TFW - Episode 312 - TFcon Live
The panel after TFcon 2014's final panel was this live recording of WTF@TFW. Expectations of violence and reports of incidence are only a few of the things that polluted the panel room while the venue thought the show was already over.

WTF @ TFW - Supplemental 43 - TFcon Front and Back
What happened before and after the WTF Live panel? Who eats pizza from Boston? What are the "real" "digital" "sports"? It's time to find out.

WTF @ TFcon 2014 - Interviews of the North
Something something Canada something something Hockey something something Interview Hat Trick! Here's an audio copy of the three interviews that Vangelus ran at TFcon 2014, featuring Marvin Mariano, Alex Milne, and Aaron Archer.

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.

Summer Wonder Festival 2014 Coverage: Poseable Arcee and Elita-1 and Sentinel Black Zarak

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 10:23 PM by Zavien under Conventions
27456045d1406429704-fewture-arcee-elita-1-figures-1406429421917 TFW2005's coverage of Summer Wonder Festival in Japan continues, this time thanks to images from 2chan.

First off, we have images of upcoming poseable figures of Generation One Arcee and Elita-1 from Fewture Models (similiar to the Optimus Prime and Alpha Trion articulated figures we originally reported on during the last Wonder Festival in February.) Secondly, Sentinel (company behind toylines such as Riobot, as well as the Optimus Prime transforming pen) has revealed that they will be producing a retool of their previously revealed Gigantic Action non-transforming Zarak toy into Black Zarak from Transformers: Masterforce! This non-transforming collector's piece is perfect for those who are very wary of the original Black Zarak's infamous Gold Plastic Syndrome. Unless you want a Transforming Black Zarak, that is.

Stay tuned to TFW2005 as we bring you more news from Summer Wonder Festival as it happens!
Views: 5,679 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

D-Style Optimus Prime (Convoy) Photo from Wonder Festival

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 10:08 PM by Zavien under Conventions
Btg1PydCUAAndxy Pictures are starting to surface from this year's Summer Wonder Festival in Japan! Thanks to AmiAmi's Twitter page we have our first look at a near-final D-Style Optimus Prime from Kotobukiya. This is also the first look at this release's accessories: namely Optimus Prime's trademark Energon Axe, Rifle, an alternate pointing hand and a miniature version of Optimus Prime's vehicle form. Stay tuned to TFW2005 over the weekend as more news from Wonder Festival hits.
Views: 2,846 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Prowl Found at US Retail

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 01:06 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
MasterpieceProwlTRU Hot on the heels of Sunstorms arrival at US retail, we now have our first sighting of Masterpiece Prowl! The first, and hopefully not last, of the Masterpiece Datsuns to see a stateside release was found today at a Toys R Us in Clovis, California. Get your hunting caps on and check your local Toys R Us stores for this exciting new Masterpiece release!

Spotted new Transformer toys in your area? Let your local collectors know in our Sightings Forum!
Views: 5,662 / Credit: vvvTheONEvvv of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime Released

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
DSC_0102_zpsuoysciw3 It must be new stock day in Toys R Us, because we've got another sighting! Toys R Us San Jose in California has the Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime on shelves. Standing 22 inches tall, this one retails for $30 and has an opening chest to accommodate the 2 inch PVC figures. Big thanks to JukeOutlander for the heads up!
Views: 3,946 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Age of Extinction Custom Kreons Wave 2 Released

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:24 PM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
DSC_0101_zpsr91ws9ha Two new sightings for you now, and first up, we can report that the Age of Extinction Custom Kreons have been found at a Toys R Us in San Jose, California. Wave 2 of the custom Kreons adds movie Bumblebee, Hound, Crosshairs and Galvatron into the mix. This assortment is currently the only way that the Age of Extinction Galvatron Kreon is available in a "standard" form - the one that comes with the Factory Battle set is boosted up with several extra Kre-O pieces.

Happy hunting, everyone!
Views: 2,774 / Credit: JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Angry Birds Miniseries

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 12:02 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
angry-birds-transformers-103672 IDW is bringing Hasbro and Rovio's Angry Birds Transformers to comics, reports! In this light-hearted series which we're told is being played for laughs, the Allspark landed on Piggy Island, leading to the Transformers' personalities merging with the Angry Bird and Bad Piggy inhabitants!

Billed as a four issue series, IDW's Transformers editor John Barber will be handling the writing. Livio Ramondelli will be providing art for a framing sequence in issue #1, with Marcelo Ferriera handling the main art for the series. IDW mainstays Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey Coller, and Livio Ramondelli will be providing covers for the series. has the cover artwork for issue #1 of the series, which reveals a couple of new characters - a Bag Piggy version of Age of Extinction Galvatron, and Arcee who is the pink Angry Bird! Are they comic only, or a tease of what we might see in the game and its associated toyline?
Views: 2,242 / Credit: Mr. Chaos of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 IDW Transformers Panel News

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 11:49 AM by Mechafire under San Diego Comic Con
10557000_10152542621523279_5746448381609275696_o SDCC 2014 is still underway, and with it comes news about the Transformers comic books from the IDW panel.

Included here is...

• More than Meets the Eye - info on story direction
• Robots in Disguise - info on story direction
• Combiner Wars - info on creative team and story details
• Transformers: Windblade - looking back on the series, which just wrapped up, plus the character's future in RID and Windblade Returns
• Transformers: Primacy - story details and teases
• Transformers: Punishment - details on future availability
• Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone - creative team, premise, how it will tie into the other IDW books
• Angry Birds Transformers - creative team, why it's being made, and story details
• Transformers v. G.I. Joe - creative details, inspirations, story teases, and how well it's been doing sales-wise
• Q&A with other misc. info

Check out the full panel details after the jump!
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In Hand Images of Legends Cliffjumper and Nemesis Prime

Posted on 07-26-2014 at 11:11 AM by Jacer under Generations / Classics
65989_869259706435655_6846860781450901679_n Hobbybase's Facebook page has been updated with in hand images of the upcoming Legends Class 2014 Wave 4 figures Cliffjumper with Suppresor and Nemesis Prime with Spinister. This is surprising to us seeing this wave before wave 3. Keep an eye on the front page for updates on the story as well as your local sightings thread over the next few weeks.

Check out the images after the jump!
Views: 4,498 / Credit: Hobbybase Facebook

Ani-Com 2014 Hong Kong - Photos from the Show Floor

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 10:11 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
14760446343_4df42d3fd1 Ani-Com Hong Kong 2014 is under way and with it we have a few photos to share with you thanks to TFW2005 boards member BladeStorm. Hasbro had a few displays set up at the show with some figures to show off. Most of the items we've seen previously, but still worthwhile to take a look at it. Including in the images after the jump:
  • Generations Leader Jetfire in-hand
  • Custom weathered version of Evasion Mode Optimus Prime
  • Hot Toys Optimus Prime - Starscream version
  • Prototypes from both Herocross and Kidslogic Bumblebee
  • Kidslogic's Optimus from the Beijing AOE Premiere (which is for sale at just about $12903.16 USD)

Enjoy the pics and discuss with the discussion link below!
Views: 8,725 / Credit: BladeStorm of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 - Loyal Subjects Transformers Vinyl Figures

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 08:03 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Loyal-Subjects-Transformers-023 Here's a handful of photos of the Transformers Vinyl Figures on display at The Loyal Subjects booth during San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
Views: 4,747

Masterpiece Sunstorm found in US Toys R Us Stores!

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 07:24 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
FF689B92-1711-452F-96B4-74EF02E1CD74_zpsdytrty2o Taking a quick step away from the San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, we are happy to report that the Toys R Us exclusive Masterpiece Sunstorm has been found in US Toys R Us stores! TFW2005 member Deceptigtar reports that several fans are spotting the yellow Masterpiece Decepticon jet in Illinois. He's got a retail price of $79.99

Happy hunting everyone!
Views: 4,776 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Kre-O BattleChangers Official Images

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 07:18 PM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
Optimus_BattleChanger_ppt Hasbro have released more official images as a part of their San Diego Comic Con coverage. This time out we have some official images of the Kre-O Battlechangers series - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Starscream.

These four bots are a bit different to other Kre-O sets - they can transform between their modes without needing to be disassembled! Arguably, this is what fans had hoped for from the Kre-O series from its inception - check out the images of these cool block toys and see what you think.
Views: 6,095

Hot Toys Optimus Prime - Megatron Version

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 05:35 PM by StayingInTheBox under San Diego Comic Con
10568922_739291372783940_914750257229070914_n The jam packed San Diego Comic Con weekend brought forth a ton of new and exciting reveals for Transformers fans. Somewhat buried among the "Combiner Wars" and new Robots In Disguise 2.0 reveals is another version of the recently revealed Hot Toys Optimus Prime. Some images have been floating around of a second version and thanks to TFW2005 boards member Cheem The Rup we've learned of the Megatron version of this Hot Toys release.

It's not certain what this figure is referencing, other than Optimus Prime simply slinging Megatron parts onto his frame, but we'll be sure to update you as we learn more information about this release.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 8,581 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 Hasbro Case Update Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 04:50 PM by DESTRO under San Diego Comic Con
DSC09720 Just in from Comic Con 2014 are updated images of the Transformers Hasbro SDCC 2014 display cases. Included in this round up is Transformers Kre-O Battle Changers and Transformers AOE Platinum Edition Silver Knight Optimus Prime!

Check out all the new SDCC 2014 Transformers images after the jump.
Views: 4,824

Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 3 Exclusive Trailer

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 01:44 PM by Mechafire under Rescue Bots
7e723c19-5524-4f73-bc4a-39c666a5677e_zpsa2b1cd64 The official Hasbro Studios Shorts YouTube page has posted up an exclusive preview for Transformers: Rescue Bots season 3! This video focuses on showing off the Rescue Bots in their new dinosaur forms.

You can check it out here!
Views: 3,663 / Credit: MaxxieOD of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Universe Swagger & Diabla Introduction Videos & Info

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 01:26 PM by Mechafire under Video Games
meet-swagger-large Some new details have been posted on the Transformers Universe website about some new characters featured in the game - Swagger and Diabla. Check it:

Meet Swagger and Diabla

The faction war intensifies between the Autobots and Decepticons with the reveal of the latest two warriors, available to recruit in the next game update.

When his mentor left him, Autobot Swagger had to fend for himself and learn how to fight the hard way. This led to an unorthodox style, combining dazzling swordsmanship with high-tech gadgetry. Over-confidence is now this Autobot's weakness, and his biggest challenge is keeping his mouthplate shut. Only under the right command can he stealth like a shinobi, and strike like a samurai! Find out more about him on the video below and his full bio page.

Swagger intro video

Decepticon Diabla is notoriously corrupt and devious, and an archenemy to the entire Autobot army. Small and unassuming at first glance, enemies that get too close will find their systems failing, their Energon depolarized, and an arm blade planted in their mainframe. Find out more about her on the video below and her full bio page.

Diabla intro video

Both of these warriors come with a new vehicle form – motorbikes! Feel the increased agility and ease of making a getaway.
Views: 1,984 / Credit: HeroicC300 of the 2005 Boards!

Official SDCC 2014 Exclusive Dinobot Set Unboxing Video

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 01:11 PM by Mechafire under San Diego Comic Con
dinobots-set_1406036155 The Official Transformers Facebook page has posted up an unboxing video for the SDCC 2014 exclusive Dinobot set, with Hasbro employees showing off the packaging and figures themselves, which are the AOE Dinobot molds done up in G1 Dinobot colors, complete with chrome and a gigantic Ark diorama. The set should be available for purchase soon via HTS, so keep an eye out!

You can check the video out right here!
Views: 4,206 / Credit: archieboy of the 2005 Boards!

New Protectobots Emergency Response Pictures

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 10:26 AM by Jacer under Generations / Classics
10501848_525005017599006_5422401676966952258_n TFW2005 boards member Daimchoc found some official pictures of the 2 upcoming Transformers Protectobots gift sets via HasbroTF on Wiebo. All of the figures are repaints from figures from a vast majority of lines. We have:

"Evac Squad"
  • Hot Spot from RTS Grappel
  • Blades from ROTF Blazemaster

"Emergency Response"
  • First Aid from PRID Ratchet
  • Groove from Cyberverse Arcee
  • Streetsmart from Beast Hunters Prowl

Check out more images after the jump!
Views: 7,466 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Every Link

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 09:42 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
sdcc-2014-logo Missed some of our San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Coverage from TFW2005 or one of the other network sites? We have you covered. Here’s a link to every story across all of our sites.

Views: 1,120

Takara Astrotrain Micron Campaign for Lost Age Toy Purchases

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 09:35 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
astrotrain-thumb-600x233-836 We first reported news of a Takara campaign for an Astrotrain Micron earlier this week, we now have a little more detail about the Lost Age promotion as well as a clearer image of the Micron from TakaraTomy, also pictured with Bumblebee from the latest blockbuster. Micron Astrotrain will be available in August from Toys R Us Japan with a purchase of 3,000 yen or more on Transformers Lost Age products. He is a translucent purple version of the Payload figure who comes with the Legends class Generations Cosmos.

Check it out after the jump and let us know if you're going to track this one down!
Views: 2,305 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

TFC Toys Prometheus Unofficial Hotspot color images

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 06:49 AM by Trailbreaker77 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
TFC-Toys-Hotspot-1 TFC Toys has released color images of their next Prometheus (Protectobots) figure - it's Hotspot. This is the 3rd figure in the Prometheus line and we have not seen a picture of what the final combiner will look like. These images come from Omegalock Facebook page, the additional images are after the break and the discussion will take you to the thread.
Views: 7,350 / Credit: tigerblade of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy arts Playstation Optimus Prime

Posted on 07-25-2014 at 05:35 AM by Zavien under Japanese Transformers
playstation_optimus00_cinema_3200 Toymaker Takara Tomy is re-imagining Optimus Prime as a heroic robot that transforms into the original PlayStation for a new toy that will release next year.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Takara Tomy announced the "Optimus Prime featuring Original PlayStation" today as part of a dual anniversary celebration: 2014 marks the 30 year anniversary of Transformers and the 20 year anniversary of the PlayStation brand.

Not only can you have PlayStation Optimus prime to add to your collection, you can also have his rival and arch nemesis Mega drive Megatron and let the game consoles battle over control of the universe!
PlayStation Optimus Prime is scheduled for an early 2015 release. Don't miss out on these great transforming additions.

Check it out after the break!
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Transformers Robots in Disguise New Show Preview Video

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 05:31 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
Screenshot_2014-07-24-10-02-29-small As well as official images, Hasbro has released a rather snazzy preview video for the new Transformers show coming next year, Transformers Robots in Disguise. Check out the preview showing Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit and the Decepticon Underbite along with the ghost of Optimus Prime on the Hasbro Transformers Facebook page!

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SDCC 2014 Transformers Robots in Disguise Legion and Warrior Class Official Images

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 03:34 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
B0065AS00_TF_Legion_W1_Optimus-Robot Hasbro have released official images from their SDCC2014 Transformers panel, and we've got them here for your enjoyment. Next up we've got the toys for the Robots in Disguise Legion and Warrior classes (aka Legends and Deluxe, by the looks of things). These would appear to be on the "collector" end of the line's spectrum. In this post take a look at pictures of:

Legion Class Strongarm
Legion Class Optimus Prime
Warrior Class Bumblebee
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Legends Blackjack & Huffer Accidentally Revealed?

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 03:24 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
x8w1SmR TFW2005 boards member Jalaguy has made a potentially interesting discovery - the the background of one of the SDCC combiner images revealed today, the Hasbro filenames for Blackjack and Huffer can be made out. Blackjack is speculated to be the Legends figure who forms Menasor's chest, and Huffer may be a new, as-of-yet unrevealed Legends mold.

Check it after the break!
Views: 10,020 / Credit: Jalaguy of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 Transformers Robots in Disguise One Step Changers and Hyperchange Official Images

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 03:10 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
B0067AS00_Hyper-Change_Bumblebee Hasbro have released official images from their SDCC2014 Transformers panel, and we've got them here for your enjoyment. Next up we're kicking off a look at the Robots in Disguise line with the official images of the One Step Changers and Hyperchange assortments, the successors to the current "simple" transforming toys for Age of Extinction. For you here we have got:

One-Step Changer Sideswipe
One-Step Changer Underbite
Hyperchange Bumblebee
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SDCC2014 Transformers Generations 2015 Stunticons Official Images

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 02:56 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
MENASOR-combined Hasbro have released official images from their SDCC2014 Transformers panel, and we've got them here for your enjoyment. Next up with the Generations series we have the arch-enemies of the Aerialbots, the Stunticons who merge into the intimidating mechanical master of mayhem, Menasor! In this post we have a look at:

Generations Voyager Class Motormaster
Deluxe Class Dragstrip
Deluxe Class Dead End
Deluxe Class Breakdown
Deluxe Class Offroad aka Wildrider
A sweet black Legends class car who forms up the combiner's chest...

... and their combined form, Menasor!
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SDCC2014 Transformers Generations 2015 Aerialbots Official Images

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 02:36 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Superion Hasbro have released official images from their SDCC2014 Transformers panel, and we've got them here for your enjoyment. First up, two posts of Transformers Generations goodness! Kicking off this post we have the Autobot half of the Generations Combiner Wars series - the Aerialbots and the mighty Superion! In this post we have a look at:

Generations Voyager Class Silverbolt
Deluxe Class Air Raid
Deluxe Class Alpha Bravo aka Slingshot
Deluxe Class Firefly / Fireflight
Deluxe Class Skydive

... and their combined form, Superion!
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Post Panel Transformers Case Update - More Menasor and Superion at SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 02:12 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Hasbro-Transformers-Case-Photos-Thursday-001 More Menasor and Superion pics, with better lighting, from San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These are the first post panel figures added. We'll keep checking back to see if more are added.

Included in our shots of Hasbro's case reveals are what we've seen previously this morning. Here's a breakdown of our gallery you can view as well as some details about the releases of each:

o Deluxe wave 1
• Firefly
• Skydive
• Alpha Bravo (Slingshot)
• Dragstrip

o Deluxe wave 2
• Air Raid
• Dead End
• Breakdown
• Offroad (Wildrider – an off road truck)

o Voyager wave 1
• Silverbolt
• Optimus Prime (combiner compatible, artwork shown)

o Voyager wave 2
• Motormaster

Details about the 2015 theme:

o Combiner Wars
• 100% Scramble City!
• Combiner tech is different from Fall of Cybertron combining gimmick
• All new story theme to tie in with IDW Comics
• First released will be Superion

Other notes, but not shown in images linked:

o Legends Wave 1 (All come with collector cards)
• Powerglide (compatible with Superion as gun)
• Thundercracker
• Windcharger
• Bombshell
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SDCC 2014 Hasbro Transformers Panel Pics Part 2 - Robots in Disguise

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 01:42 PM by Tony_Bacala under San Diego Comic Con
_DSC6706 Part 2 of the panel pics from this year's SDCC Transformers panel! In this post, we have pics of the new Robots in Disguise toyline featuring:

Step Changers wave 1
- Sideswipe
- Underbite (dinobot Decepticon)

Legion (AKA Legends) Class Wave 1
- Strongarm (new main female autobot police vehicle, rookie character)
- Optimus Prime with trailer

Warrior (Deluxe) Class wave 1
- Bumblebee

And a recap from our live coverage of the new Robots in Disguise cartoon:
o Continuity with Prime, but not immediately after Prime
o Core creative team of Prime carrying over to RID
o 2D/3D hybrid – short preview shown – cross between Animated and Prime aesthetically
o New human character (no name reveal yet)
o Dinobots confirmed
o More humor confirmed (yay!)
o Air date of 2015
o More reveals to come in the next couple of months
o Mitchell Woodfield – voice of Fixit
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SDCC 2014 - Hasbro Transformers Panel LIVE!

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 01:00 PM by Tony_Bacala under San Diego Comic Con
_DSC6507 TFW2005 is live in San Diego for the SDCC 2014 Transformers Panel! Check the box below for live coverage of the panel as it's happening, and keep an eye on this story (LINK) for incoming pictures. Refresh every couple minutes for new ones!

Keep in mind this is all dependent on technology working, signals being available, and being allowed to do so. If we can, we will below. Panel starts at 11AM Pacific. Stay tuned!

Read on for the full script of our coverage, and lots of pics!

Key points -

Generations 2014 theme is Combiner Wars. Deluxes form limbs, Voyagers form torsos - everyone combines. That includes the new Voyager Optimus Prime, plus the other two Voyagers, Silverbolt and Motormaster. All four smaller Stunticons and Aerialbots - some with updated names / designs - are coming out in the first two waves of the new line. The Legends, like Powerglide, will interact with the combiners - Powerglide forms up as a gun for Superion for example. Combining is universal though so you can mix and match at will. The theme will tie in to the IDW comics.

Robots in Disguise (2015 cartoon) is getting a toyline, with One Step Changers, Legion / Legends and Warrior / Deluxe class toys confirmed. The show will be revisiting some of the Transformers Prime cast, but not until season 2.

Age of Extinction Slog will get a Generation 1 themed deco as an Amazon exclusive.

Walmart will get an Age of Extinction scene pack, Bumblebee VS Stinger.
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SDCC2014 First Look at Robots in Disguise Cartoon

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 12:26 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
Screenshot_2014-07-24-10-02-29 Hasbro was showing off a brief promo reel of the new cartoon series coming in 2015 at the San Diego Comic Con 2014 Breakfast Event. The clip shows off the slick cel-shaded CGI of the new show along with the cast which includes Bumblebee, Sideswipe, a silver Autobot with a gold crest (Drift?) and the team's new human companion. Not to mention - a vision of Optimus Prime in a pool of water.

Keep it TFW for more Transformers news from the SDCC 2014 all this weekend!
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Transformers Merchandise from Hasbro Breakfast Event at SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 10:51 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Hasbro-Transformers-Merch-Breakfast-001 Here are photos of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Angry Birds Transformers and Combiner Wars merchandise at the Hasbro Breakfast Event during San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Shirts, hats, etc.

One of the shirts shows mugshots of Team Bumblebee from the upcoming Robots in Disguise cartoon. The first two are Bumblebee and Sideswipe, and then after that we have a green Dinobot looking character and a calm, blue Optimus Prime.

The second shirt shows Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Optimus Prime in an energetic pose, full robot shots this time.

There's also a look at some epic artwork for the new Generations Menasor combiner.
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Transformers from Hasbro Breakfast Event at SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 10:13 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Hasbro-Transformers-Breakfast-039 COMBINER WARS! Hasbro has revealed some new Transformers at their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Breakfast Event. Included are a new take on G1 Menasor and G1 Superion! These are part of their 2015 Generations offerings. The Combiner pieces will be interchangeable. These are only prototypes, hence the hot glue.

They also had some Angry Birds Transformers Telepods, a History of Transformers Display and a Create-Your-Own TF Masher. Read on to see all of the photos!

Info from the team at SDCC...
- Motormaster is the Voyager Optimus Prime shown at Botcon
- Asked about G1 Episodes Masquerade and Hasbro rep gave a sly smile
- Each combiner comes with a Legends figure. Superion has Powerglide and Menasor Chest car is also an unnamed Legends figure.
- Lots More Pics Added of Superion and Menasor
- More reveals at TF Panel later
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SDCC 2014 - Update From Steve Jablonsky

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 09:41 AM by SilverOptimus under San Diego Comic Con
Steve-Jablonsky-SDCC-2014 Composer Steve Jablonsky has made some announcements regarding San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and the CD release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score.

The first one informs us that he's at SDCC this year to handout some "goodies" to the fans. Online fans can get them too.

"Heading down to Comic Con today, really looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm bringing some goodies with me to give away after the panel, which gave me an idea for everyone who is not able to attend. I was thinking I might tweet out pictures of Comic Con craziness, seems like a fun way to get more into Twitter. But what if I randomly throw in a Transformers question, and the first person to reply with the right answer will receive a signed score page. Don't worry the questions will be easy

If anyone is interested you'll find me over on Twitter under the name @jablonsky_steve

Hopefully I'll meet some of you in person down in San Diego!


The second announcement is about the CD release of the TF4 Score...

"And by the way, for those asking about an Age of Extinction CD release, I am doing everything I can to make it happen. There are a lot of factors that go into a studio's decision whether or not to release physical copies of a movie score. They definitely lean towards digital releases. It's less expensive and that is just the way things are headed now. I have made my argument that there are still a lot of soundtrack fans out there who appreciate holding a real CD in their hands, and appreciate listening to CD quality audio. I am doing everything I can.

I do have some copies of the original TF1 score, I know there are some people who were not able to get a copy before it went out of print. I'll sign a couple of those for this weekend's Comic Con tweet fest Watch out for questions at @jablonsky_steve

Thanks to all of you for the love and support.

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Angry Birds Transformers Game Play Trailer

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 09:21 AM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
The official Transformers YouTube page has just uploaded the game play trailer for Transformers Angry Birds! Check out the video below to see the angry bird we know as Optimus Prime blast some Decepticon pigs!

Views: 1,455 / Credit: Oracle_Aesir of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generations Deluxe Book Reprint by Million Publishing

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 08:52 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
TakaraTransformersGenerationsCoverDeluxe Good news for folks who enjoy their Transformers reference material, as Million Publishing's Hero X on Twitter has announced a reprinting of the Generations Deluxe reference book. This book covers extensive material including design models, concept art, and a massive amount of photography documenting the G1, G2, and the Machine Wars toy lines. This will be released at the Transformers Expo and then sold in limited quantities elsewhere, for around $27 USD.

We'll be sure to update you as more information becomes available!
Views: 2,083 / Credit: Ricochet of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Asia Optimus Prime Teaser!

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 05:34 AM by Zavien under Conventions
10525763_536884286411157_9165661370218653267_n Transformers Asia have released a new teaser of Optimus Prime. Not much is known at this time about what this will be exactly but stay tuned as I'm sure more will be revealed! The teaser implies we'll learn more at ACG Hong Kong this weekend.

Discuss after the jump!
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Hasbro, ESP, Nuclear Blast & Kirk Hammett Transformers Guitar

Posted on 07-24-2014 at 02:20 AM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
TF-Guitar_email We have received a press release from Hasbro announcing that they have partnered with Nuclear Blast, ESP and legendary heavy metal guiatrist Kirk Hammett to deliver the ultimate limited edition item - a Transformers themed ESP LTD M-10 Electric Guitar, decked out with a decal of the Knights of Unicron Optimus Prime exclusive figure! Two are being given away at the San Diego Comic Con - read on for the full release and pictures.
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Sideshow Transformers Statues Display at SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 11:26 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Sideshow-Transformers-Statues-001 Sideshow Collectibles had the Optimus Prime and Starscream Transformers Movie Statues by Prime 1 Studio on display at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These statues are highly detailed and capture the likeness of each character remarkably well. Check out the full gallery provided by our TFW staff after the jump.
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Kre-O Transformers Photos from SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 09:13 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Transformers-Kre-O-001 Here are the Transformers Kre-O figures from the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014. There may be new reveals as the show goes on. For now, here's what are in the cases right now at the show!

-Lockdown Air Raid set
-Grimlock Street Attack Set

-Microchangers Wave 2 including:

-Custom Kreons Wave 2 including:
-AOE Bumblebee
-AOE Galvatron
-AOE Hound

-Custom Kreons Wave 3 including:
-AOE Slug
-AOE Grimlock
-AOE Strafe
-AOE Scorn

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Angry Birds Transformers Photos from SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 08:53 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Angry-Birds-Transformers-001 Here are the Angry Birds Transformers pics from San Diego Comic-Con 2014 featuring the following characters and sets. Be sure to check out all the images to view some of the most bizzare and awesome Transformers we've seen yet!
  • Optimus Prime Bird Raceway
  • Bumblebee
  • Heatwave
  • Lockdown Pig
  • Galvatron Pig
  • Soundwave Pig
  • Toys R Us Exclusive Energon Racers Pack
  • Sentinel Prime Bird vs Decepticon Bludgeon
  • Optimus Prime Bird Attack Game
  • Bumblebee Bird Battle Game
  • Soundwave Bird
  • Bumblebee Battle set
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Transformers AOE Photos from Wednesday SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 08:32 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Transformers-AOE-019 Sorry, had a bit of server trouble. Back to the pics!

Here's the Transformers Age of Extinction and a few other random pieces from San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Including in the gallery are some of the following figures from the AOE toy line:
  • Exclusive two pack featuring Evasion Optimus Prime and Voyager Grimlock
  • "Farmagedon" three pack
  • Platinum edition Autobot five pack
  • Smash & Change figures
  • Stomp and Chomp Grimlock
  • Platinum Edition Leader two pack
  • Transformers SDCC 2014 Special Edition Electric Guitar
Views: 11,854

Transformers Generations and MP Wednesday Photos from SDCC 2014

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 08:17 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-2014-Transformers-Generations-019 Check out all of the Hasbro Transformers booth photos from the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These are for Generations and Masterpiece images. Displayed here are...

• Leader Jetfire
• Voyager Sky-Byte
• Voyager Brainstorm
• Voyager Roadbuster
• Deluxe Chromia
• Deluxe Arcee
• Deluxe Windblade
• Masterpiece Prowl
• Masterpiece Sunstorm

And more! Check 'em all out after the break!
Views: 17,231
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