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Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus Preorders and new images

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 04:31 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
HAS24370 Our friends and sponsors Big Bad Toy Store dropped us a line to let us know that preorders have now opened for the Leader class Combiner Wars / Generations Ultra Magnus - a Leader class version of the duly appointed enforcer of the Tyrest Accord, who also comes with his own little Minimus Ambus figure! BBTS has him for preorder now, with an expected release in May 2015, priced at $46.99. There are also some new product images to check out!

Generations Combiner Wars Leader Ultra Magnus preorders at Big Bag Toy Store

Also available at Robot Kingdom

EDIT - now also up for preorder at TFSource.
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Combiner Wars Rook and Streetwise Comics Online

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 04:28 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
768e729a530d4a63682ed6455caeb51c Hasbro's Transformers website has posted the pack-in comics that will accompany the Combiner Wars toys Rook and Streetwise. Streetwise comes with IDW's Transformers #33, and Rook with #34. Sadly the back covers with the full-length bios are not included in the online versions - but the full cover artwork (which looks awesome as always) are there for us to enjoy.
Views: 487 / Credit: netkid, Jalaguy of the 2005 Boards!

BotCon Announces Frank Welker as Featured Guest

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:47 PM by Matty under Conventions
voice-overs-frank-welker-431x300 The BotCon webpage just updated with very big news, announcing Frank Welker as their first and featured guest for this year's show in St. Charles Illinois!

BotCon is thrilled to announce that our featured guest for this year's convention is none other than FRANK WELKER, voice of the original MEGATRON from the 1980's Transformers cartoon series. Of course MEGATRON was just ONE of over a dozen characters Mr. Welker has voiced for the Transformers, with his most recent role being that of GALVATRON in last year's live action hit Transformers: Age of Extinction. Be sure to read the press release detailing his appearance at BotCon!

How big of a reveal is this?! Read on after the jump for the press release details.
Views: 468 / Credit: highlander3000 of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Desolataur Painted Prototype

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
PWTT-Des-8 Play With This Too have shared images of their action figure styled take on Generation 1 Skullgrin, Desolataur, with merely three days left on their Kickstarter program. These images show a 3D printed version of Desolataur, so it's not the final product which will be smoother, but gives an impression of what the final release might be like. There are a lot of images of the prototype, which you can check out on the group's Facebook page - we've attached a few of the best and most insightful here.

Play With This Too is a new third party group, made up of former Hasbro staff and other toy industry veterans including Rik Alvarez and Aaron Archer. Find out more about the Kickstarter campaign here.
Views: 35 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

New Official Images of Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 02:41 PM by Matty under Generation 1
372EA4A650569047F5C6BEE4A6DEFB45 Thanks to Hasbro's Transformers webpage, we have new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Generation 1 reissues. We first saw some stock photography of these brightly colored figures earlier this month, but these new images reveal all modes and packaging.

Make the jump to see the new images and description of the release. Are these bizarre decos growing on you yet? Sound off!
Views: 1,877 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Takara Reveals MP-18B Bluestreak!

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 11:25 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
4904810827825 It's happening! TakaraTomyMall has just revealed a Masterpiece figure that will surely send fans into a frenzy: MP-18B Bluestreak! That's right, it's a blue Bluestreak! This deco is based on the Diaclone figure and has been a color scheme desperately wanted by the fanbase.

According to the web page, it looks like this will be a limited release of about 2,000 and available in Japan, likely as a web or other type of exclusive, so it may be one of the more difficult pieces to obtain.

Check out the photos after the jump!
Views: 8,758 / Credit: xdmisato of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Series Official Stock Photos

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 11:01 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
372C0A6D50569047F5C7F5E5D826A7CC Thanks to a tip from Transformers Columbia, the Transformers Hasbro website has updated with new stock images of the Generations Cyber Battalion Series, including characters Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, and Starscream. Not much has been revealed yet with this line, we'll update the story as more news becomes available. For now, make the jump to see the full character descriptions and images!
Views: 5,324 / Credit: ACMagnus of the 2005 Boards!

More than Meets the Eye #39 iTunes Preview

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 06:42 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 The highly anticipated More than Meets the Eye #39 is coming in two weeks time, on April 8th - and iTunes has just added a preview of this next instalment of the saga. Issue #39 is titled "Return of the D.J.D." and delivers on that promise from the word go, with the members of the Decepticon punishment squad appearing prominently in these three pages. Fans be warned, there's something of a spoiler on page 3 - though those who enjoy trying to put all the pieces of the plot together will eat this one right up!

Mark your calendars, it's April 8th for More than Meets the Eye #39, the return of the Decepticon Justice Division, and the introduction of Deszaras / Deathsaurus into the IDW Transformers universe!
Views: 6,206 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots "High Tides" Teaser

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 06:40 PM by Matty under Rescue Bots
It's time to ride the waves because high tide is coming! Just uploaded to the Hasbro Studios Shorts YouTube channel is a preview for Rescue Bots "High Tides". Check out the video clip below.

Views: 554 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Combiner Wars Wave 2 Released in Canada

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 12:05 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
CW-Wave-2 Thanks to a report at Seibertron, we've received word that wave 2 of Combiner Wars deluxe figures has been spotted at retail! This wave includes Offroad, Deadend, Breakdown and Air Raid.

Be on the lookout for these figures and be sure to keep posting your sightings in our sightings forum.

Happy hunting Canada!
Views: 3,811 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 19 Details

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 08:47 AM by Matty under Rescue Bots
rescue-bots Zap2it has just revealed some details for episode 19 of the third season of Rescue Bots. Some potential spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk!

Rescue Bots Season 3 episode 19 Rescue Bots Academy
Cody and the Rescue Bots must teach Blurr and Salvage everything they need to know.

Zap2it's air dates are still not quite dependable, but expect these to air as a part of the weekly ongoing episodes on Discovery Channel on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST.
Views: 714 / Credit: abates of the 2005 Boards!

Official Hasbro Images of Generations Quickslinger & Brake-Neck

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 10:25 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
Transformers-Generations-Combiner-Wars-Brake-Neck_1 Today definitely belongs to the pair of Quickslinger (Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider), the two team members who will soon "complete" the gestalts of Superion and Menasor. Thanks to Hasbro we have official images of the two figures that are set to release online in May.

Enough talking, official images after the jump!
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Transformers: Legends Event - Battle Of The Brothers

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 10:24 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
DeNA-Transformers-Legends-Team-Event-Battle-of-the-Brothers Pre-registration is now open for the next DeNA Transformer: Legends Team Event; Battle Of The Brothers.

Official Event Description:
The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS are locked in fierce battle over an experimental space bridge designed by JETFIRE. GALVATRON, intent on using it to transport weapons of mass destruction straight into enemy territory, orders his forces to use any means to secure it.

A stray shot from someone’s weapon strikes the space bridge, causing it to overload and explode. RODIMUS, JETFIRE, and GALVATRON and their teams are blown backwards through time, to before the creation of Cybertron.

There they discover the two brothers, PRIMUS and UNICRON, locked in titanic combat. The universe trembles with each blow, until finally the both withdraw, summoning forces to their sides to aid in the battle.

GALVATRON, in his madness, decides to ally his DECEPTICONS with UNICRON, ignoring the fact that the destruction of PRIMUS will spell his end as well. Meanwhile, RODIMUS, JETFIRE and the AUTOBOTS, realizing the stakes, throw all of their strength behind the creator of the Cybertronians.

Will PRIMUS prevail over his brother, the Chaos Bringer? Or will UNICRON finish the creator and erase the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS from existence? Find out in TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Battle of the Brothers”!

Note From The Developer:
All players in this Team Battle Episode have a chance of receiving a reward of 40 Battle Cubes from any of the bosses encountered. This is on top of the normal Boss payouts.
Views: 2,606 / Credit: T-Hybrid of the 2005 Boards!

WTF@TFW Podcast Episode 348 Now Online

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 07:40 PM by Jacer under Site Updates
01_zack_ryder-295_zpsa8zixohp Aaron and TJ take matters into their own hands to resurrect a conquered titan, before the blood on Vangelus's hands has even begun to dry.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 348

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.
Views: 1,309

Transformers Facebook Teases Combiner Wars Quickslinger & Brake-Neck - Update: Fully Revealed!

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 04:09 PM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
0 The official Transformers Facebook page has just posted something many fans will be delighted to see - following up on our news from yesterday, they've now teased the rumored and highly-anticipated Combiner Wars Quickslinger and Brake-Neck, who are the renamed Slingshot and Wildrider.

The photo that's been posted reads "The rumors are true." They also say "Yes, they’re coming. You know the names: Brake-Neck and Quickslinger. Want to see the faces?" This also gives us a peak at the figures' packaging.

A few TFW2005 boards members - artiepants and Shin-Gouki - also put the image into Photoshop, giving us a small glimpse of their vehicle modes. As many had been expecting, it looks as though Quickslinger will be a redeco of Firefly, with Brake-Neck being a redeco of Dead End. You can see for yourself after the break!

Keep an eye out, as it looks like we may be getting a full reveal soon!

Update: Aaand that was fast - they've now been fully revealed, confirming our previous speculation:

"Ask, and you shall receive. Here are the Generations Combiner Wars Quickslinger and Brake-Neck. They’ll be joining the battle and hitting online retailers in May!"

Mark your calendars for May, folks! It also sounds like they may be online exclusives - we'll keep you updated as to which retailers will be carrying them if so!
Views: 11,266 / Credit: artiepants, Antz, jcchua, Shin-Gouki of the 2005 Boards!

New Masterpiece Tracks MP-25 Images

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 02:19 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
Tracks2 Taghobby has shared new images of Takara's next entry in the Masterpiece line, MP-25 Tracks. These new images, taken from the latest Dengeki Hobby magazine, show the figure in various poses, in jet mode attached to an included flight stand and a closer look at the Blaster and Raoul accessories.

Check out the images after the break and chime in with your thoughts in the ongoing discussion thread!
Views: 8,090 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Megatron, Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Movie Nemesis Prime Images

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 01:32 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
PYD9fyN Amazon Japan has updated with some new official images, this time showing off the next Q Transformers releases. They now have official images of Q Transformers Megatron, Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Movie-style Nemesis Prime online. All three are due to be released on the 25th of April - check out the images and see what you think.
Views: 2,463 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Episode 12

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 01:30 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
The twelfth episode of Q Transformers is now posted online on the DLE Youtube channel. This instalment brings the Q Transformers versions of Ultra Magnus and Rodimus into the mix. Check it out below:

Views: 727 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Windblade - Combiner Wars Part 1 Full Preview

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 01:00 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
Windblade-CW-1-RI IDW has released a full preview of the first part of the Combiner Wars crossover. Windblade #1 picks up where Transformers #39 left off and takes us to the lost colony world of Caminus! The preview only has the one extra page compared to the iTunes preview from the weekend, but it's a good one! We've also got the alternate covers, a subscription variant by Livio Ramondelli and a very cute and heartwarming retailer incentive, which you can see to the left.
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NJCC Sends A Shout Out To The Fans & Dealers Of Our March Event

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 07:41 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
NJCC-Walk-Around-05 I’d like to thank you all for coming out to the Spring NJCC 2015 action figure toy show. The turn out was incredible as action figure collectors ruled the day in Cherry Hill NJ! I hope everyone enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old friends. Personally I feel this is the best dealer room we have ever seen. I walked away with a lot of Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe figures, and got caught up with my G.I. Joe collection as well. The best part of the con is being among fans who enjoy Action Figures and Toys just like you.

Special thanks to our guests MARK BELLOMO, DAN KHANNA and all the positive and amazing dealers we have at New Jersey Collectors Con. Our next show is Sunday August 2nd 2015….. Hope to see you there!
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Transformers Adventures New Images on Amazon Japan

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 06:17 PM by Matty under Robots In Disguise (201x)
617LRaqb2yL_SL1100_ Amazon Japan has opened up preorders for a few figures set to release this April from the Takara Transformers Adventure line. These preorder pages show off new images of Takara's TED06 Big Optimus Prime (looks to be one of the simple transformation figures), TAV14 Ultra Magnus (a version of the Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus), and finally TAV13 Nemesis Prime (a black repaint of the Warrior Class Optimus Prime mold).

Check it out after the jump!
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Diamond Listing - Combiner Wars Slingshot and Wildrider

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 02:39 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
unwarsuperion9_1424037410 Friend of TFW D-Drive has sent us some truly awesome news! It seems like a Generations Slingshot and Wildrider - using the names Quickslinger and Brake-Neck - might be on the horizon and arriving in our collections this side of the summer!

While searching the Diamond site I found these 2 listings.


It would appear Brake-Neck/Wildrider and Quickslinger/Slingshot come in cases of 8 of the same figure, retail for $17.99, and have a ship date right now of May 27th 2015.

It's worth noting that Quickslinger and Brake-Neck are previously established substitutes for Slingshot and Wildrider, used for the Bot Shot and Kre-O versions of the characters in the past.
Views: 9,840 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

TFsource SourceNews for March 23, 2015!

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 01:59 PM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just sent us their latest SourceNews! Check out what's been going on over at the Source with the information below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new preorders for Warbotron - WB01-F X-Ray & Gun Set, WB03-B and WB03-C, War in Pocket - X05 Tyrant & X06 Hurricane Set of 2, MECH iDEAS - Demolition Crue DC03 War - Gauntlet - Custom Edition, Master Made - 002 Titan, DX9's D06 Carry, Omnigonix - OX-01 Spinout, and MP-25 - Masterpiece Tracks with and without Collector's Coin! We also have new instock items like TFC Toys Verti-Aid and Prometheus, Reformatted - R-07 - Felisaber the Surveillant, Warbotron - WB01-D - Whirlwind, Shadow Fisher Revolver Upgrade Kit and Intimidator Arm Filler Kit, Fansproject - Function X-V - M.A.D.L.A.W, and a restock of url=]Combiner Wars Voyager Wave 2 & Deluxe Wave 1[/url], DX9 D03 - Invisible, MP-20 - Masterpiece Wheeljack - with coin and Anti-Hypnosis Device, and MP-14 - Masterpiece Red Alert! MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber is due instock early/mid week as well! And Visit our sister site for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New Warbotron Preorders!
2. MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber Instock this week!
3. TFSource Restock - Combiner Wars Voyager Wave 2 & Deluxe Wave 1!
4. New preorder up - DX9 Toys War in Pocket Series X05 Tyrant and X06 Hurricane!
5. TF Adventure Due Instock next week!
6. MECH iDEAS Gauntlet & War Gauntlet Preorder Up!
7. New preorder up - Master Made Titan!
8. Perfect Effect Warden Limited Restock!
9. Now Instock - TFC Toys Verti-Aid and Prometheus!
10. Now up for preorder - Omnigonix - OX-01 Spinout!
11. Fansproject - Lost Exo Realm - LER-03 Volar Instock Soon!
12. Now instock MMC's Felisaber!
13. Make Toys Sale!
14. New 3rd Party Customs Preorder and Instock Items!
15. theToySource Updates!
16. Source Blog Updates!
17. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
18. Newest Instock items at TFsource

Play With This Too Kickstarter Update: Last Week!

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 01:06 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
pwttoo The Play With This Too Kickstarter is entering it's final week! They are shooting for $80,000 in seed money to get the ball rolling on their Lost Protectors line of action figures which feature a lot of throw backs to some of our favorite lines. Full details are available over on the project page, with tons of items available for unlocking if they get that last minute push. We wish them good luck and encourage everyone to check it out and pledge if you dig it.
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Fansproject Lost-Exo Realm Volar Delayed, Optional Blue Torso Included

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 01:08 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
LER031 Fansproject has updated their Facebook page regarding the next release in their Lost Exo Realm series, Volar aka Swoop! For the last few months, it would appear that the retail version would be coming with a red colored G1 toy accurate torso while a G1 cartoon accurate, blue chest would possibly come separately as a convention exclusive as they did with Columpio and Cubrar. The good news is that Fansproject has listened to the feedback and have decided to include an optional blue torso in with the retail release, so fans can choose to display Volar with their own personal preference. The bad news however, is that including this optional torso has delayed the figure until mid-April.

STAFF EDIT: For even more impressive customer service, FansProject announced that Volar will also include replacement hips for your Columpio figure to address the complaint of loose hips.

Keep checking back for more updates, and join in the discussion in the third party forum.
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Iron Factory Limited Edition EX03 SonicTech - Twincast Version

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 12:54 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
IFTW1 Courtesy of the Weibo page of Toyszone, we have a look at a potential upcoming limited edition release of Iron Factory's Sonic-Tech Figure. This possible exclusive is a repaint of their recently released, Legends-scaled Blaster figure, except in Twincast colors. The design of this figure pulls it's influence from IDW's Spotlight Blaster comic. No, mention where or if this set will be exclusive or just how limited it may be, but keep checking back for more updates.

In the meantime, follow along with this announcement in the ongoing discussion thread in our 3rd Party Discussion forum.

STAFF UPDATE: Preorders are now up on BigBadToyStore, TFSource and Robot Kingdom
Views: 4,302 / Credit: Daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Master Made 002 Titan In Person Pics

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 08:27 PM by Tony_Bacala under 3rd Party Unlicensed
NJCC-SD-METRO-01 Master Made's 002 Titan was shown off at the Lunar Toy Store booth during NJCC today. The SD version of not-Metroplex was a little more refined from last time, but still in the test shot phase. He had a heft to him with diecast and a sturdy plastic frame. Check out some in-person shots from the show after the break!
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TFW's Combiner Wars Offroad In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 03:04 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Offroad-Robot-30 It's time for some more in-hand galleries of the Combiner Wars toys, and with the recent announcement of a Menasor set for Japan, now seemed like a great time to take a look at the Stunticon Japan is not getting - Offroad!

Like Alpha Bravo, Offroad is a newcomer to the established combiner team, and his bio even pays tribute to that fact. He's visually got Wildrider's deco in truck mode, but in robot mode he has a nice shade of turquoise to break up the grey, which works great for him. Offroad also shares a bunch of cues with Generation 1 Crankcase, which some fans have picked up on, particularly in his robot mode.

As a toy, Offroad is good. He's got a full range of movement other than ankles in his legs, including a waist swivel. The arms feature a similar range of movement, but the sides of the truck on his shoulders can catch on the front of the truck on his back - but not as much as you might think, they actually have a very good range of movement. What I particularly love is that the head is on a balljoint, and has enough movement to be posed looking up or down, or even cocked sideways, which together with the wonderful personality captured in the headsculpt really gives Offroad a lot of character.

As you might have guessed, I really like this one, not only as a member of the Stunticons, but as an individual toy in his own right. Even if he gets displaced from my Menasor by an eventual Wildrider, I'm still planning to keep Offroad in my collection display for his own sake. Check out the gallery and see for yourself:

Combiner Wars Offroad Gallery
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Combiner Wars Windblade #1 iTunes Preview

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 01:59 PM by Mechafire under Comics
0 iTunes has just posted up the 3-page preview for the first issue of the second Windblade volume, debuting in the Combiner Wars event:

Transformers: Windblade vol 2 #1 - Combiner Wars
THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE’S homeworld—and she’s not happy about it! Her long- lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found… and the only thing that can protect it is SUPERION.

Check it after the break (but beware of spoilers within), and be sure to pick up the issue when it releases next Wednesday, March 25!
Views: 4,007 / Credit: Sockie, TF14 of the 2005 Boards!

FansProject Sixknight and G1 Colors Chromedome

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 11:58 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
11043396_623035001129340_2834850570768346924_o Via Mr Elljay on Weibo we have a look at two more upcoming unofficial transforming robots from FansProject. First up is a redeco of their MADLAW to resemble the Masterforce character Sixknight - a logical reuse of the mold and given the rarity and price of the original, one that is sure to please fans.

The second is a reissue of their unofficial Headmaster Chromedome, Code, in colors more closely inspired by the Generation 1 Chromedome.

For both releases not a lot is known beyond "these are probably happening". It's possible they may be some kind of online exclusives - all will be revealed in time.
Views: 6,903 / Credit: daimchoc, ki1983ng of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Tiny Titans Wave 3 - More Reveals!

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 09:24 PM by Matty under Other News
HSB0756_Clg Earlier today we saw brand new Tiny Titans revealed, including Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Shockwave, and Beast Wars Megatron (yesssss). This evening we received yet another reveal for more Tiny Titans figures!

Some notable names from today's line up include: Robots In Disguise Drift, Fracture, and Fixit, Beast Wars Megatron, Generation 1 Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Wreck-Gar, Repugnus, and Doublecross (a couple of the figures are still hard to make out).

Hit the discussion link below to join in on the talk!
Views: 5,642 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

First Image of Takara Transformers Legends LG13 Megatron

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 06:24 PM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
CAm-1tjU8AAgCv9png_large Thanks to T_soiya on Twitter, we now have our first look at Takara's Transformers Legends LG13 Megatron, which is the Generations Leader Megatron figure done up in a relatively similar, albeit a slightly different, color scheme.

Notable differences include the lack of red on the inner arms, the plastic on the joints being cast in grey rather than red, having the orange, purple, and red chest detail paint apps removed, and also having red paint added to the sides of the torso.

Is this small amount of differences enough to get you to spring for the Japanese version of this figure? Let us know after the jump!
Views: 8,602 / Credit: Gepard of the 2005 Boards!

Images From Anime Japan Expo 2015

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 12:58 PM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
11032198_590370537732216_6905161410578204705_n Autobase Aichi has posted some images from the Anime Japan 2015 Expo. Transformers: Adventures (known as Robots In Disguise in US) is displayed prominently with other lines such as QTransformers and Masterpiece Star Saber.

We've mirrored a couple of images with this news post. Check out the full album at AA Facebook Page.
Views: 6,483 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

FansProject Smart Robin recolored as Sonic Bomber

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 11:04 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27505464d1426952334-fansproject-function-x-smartrobin-recolor-sonic-bomber-6f1312acgw1eqd8sms74hj20m Via Mr_Elljay on Weibo, we have a look at FansProject's Smart Robin redecoed to resemble the Transformers Zone character, Sonic Bomber. This is, we believe, a future re-release of the mold, potentially as an exclusive, although details so far are sparse. For now, check out the image of this potential upcoming new release.
Views: 8,298 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Tiny Titans Wave 3 Optimus Prime, Shockwave and Beast Wars Megatron Revealed

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 10:47 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
STK674526 Via PreviewsWorld we have our first look at some of the characters who are being included in the third assortment of Transformers Tiny Titans. The series seems to be embracing all Transformers continuities, as we have seen from the previous assortments including the likes of Superion and Topspin alongside newcomers Thunderhoof or Quillfire - and the third assortment seems set to take this further, with not releases not only based on Generation 1 characters but also Beast Wars. Seen here are three of the upcoming figures, featuring Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Shockwave along with Beast Wars Megatron (yesssssss...)

Additionally, via we have a look at Fracture from Robots in Disguise.
Views: 4,469 / Credit: Nevermore, payres of the 2005 Boards!

DX9Toys War in Pocket Tyrant and Hurricane - Colored Samples

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 10:21 AM by Matty under 3rd Party Unlicensed
eb189eb5gw1eqdcfu71fvj21kw11o13f This past year, third party group DX9 Toys revealed a new addition to their War In Pocket series: Tyrant and Hurricane. The Legends sized figures are based on the Generation 1 characters Galvatron and Cyclonus. Thanks to the Weibo account of DX9 Toys, today we have our first colored samples of the figures, showing off their color layout, articulation, and overall size.

Hit the discussion link below to share your thoughts and check out the new updates.
Views: 6,675 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1265

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 10:03 AM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom has dropped by with their latest round of new preorders and in stock items! Check out the newsletter below for full details and their new promotional campaign!

Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.


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

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SXS R-02 Overclocking.
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Pre-order, Available next week!
Takara Transformers Cloud Takara Mall Exclusive Roadbuster. Preorder. Available in March 2015.

Takara Transformers Cloud e-hobby Exclusive Hell Warp.
Pre-order, Available next week!
Takara Transformers Cloud e-hobby Exclusive Hell Warp. Preorder. Available in March 2015.

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks with exclusive coin.
Pre-order, Available in September 2015.
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks with Exclusive Coin. Preorder. Available in September 2015

Asia Premium Series APS-01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Version.
Pre-order, Available in mid April 2015.
Asia Premium Series APS-01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Version. Pre-order, available mid April 2015.

Transformers United Warriors UW-01 Superion.
Pre-order, Available in June 2015.
Transformers United Warriors UW-01 Superion.Preorder. Available in June 2015.

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GigaPower Giga Saurs HQ-03 Guttur (Snarl) Boxed

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 06:26 AM by Trailbreaker77 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Giga-Box-Image-1 Great news for fans that have purchased the Metallic verision of Gigapower Guttur according to their Facebook page he is shipping to your favorite retailers in a matter of days. The chrome is still a work in progress due to some mold changes. This is Giga's first 3rd party release and going by some of the video reviews of their pre-production sample they have done a great job video links below.
Thew Adams

If you have not placed your order this massive Dino here are some retailer links.

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TakaraTomy Transformers Adventures Transformation Videos

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 12:50 AM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
TF-Adventure TakaraTomy has updated their Youtube channel with a ton of new videos for the new Transformers Adventure line! Transformers Adventure is the Japanese counterpart to the new Robots In Disguise line. It not only features some exciting repaints from the new RID line, but also some repaints from past Transformer lines such as Animated, Age of Extinction and Generations. These new videos demonstrate the Transformations for each of these new toys and most are under a minute long.

We've mirrored the videos for Roadblock (Generations Scoop repaint) and Junkheap (AOE Junkheap) for you to check out. But click on the title bar for videos for the following:
  • 1-Step Prowl
  • Big Grimlock
  • Gregavor
  • 1-Step Fixit
  • Big Bumblebee
  • Dreadwing
  • Bloody Knockout
  • Swoop
  • Strongarm
  • Bumblebee
  • 1-Step Underbite
  • Steeljaw
  • Grimlock
  • Slag

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Hasbro and Netflix Agree on Terms to Keep Transformers Streaming

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 06:34 PM by Sentinel under Transformers Prime
image According to USA Today, Hasbro and Netflix have agreed on terms that will keep Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Rescue Bots available through their online streaming services for the foreseeable future.

All Hasbro properties were originally scheduled to be pulled from Netflix back in February, but weren't as the two parties attempted to reach an agreement. Fortunately for Transformers fans, with this new deal we can continue to enjoy our favorite shows anywhere on our devices.
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WTF@TFW Podcast Episode 347 Now Live

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:40 PM by Jacer under Site Updates
death-hf_zpszltugf7a It's time for a Seth/Vangelus power hour of Transformers illumination! note: this podcast is longer than an hour.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 345

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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Transformers Cloud Hellwarp in-hand

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:30 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CIMG9142_zpsnnua2yag It's not just Masterpieces we can share in-hand pictures of tonight! We also have a look at the Transformers Cloud Hellwarp courtesy of TFW2005 member Masabon! Hellwarp is a Skywarp themed redeco of Generations Sky-Byte, who looks particularly awesome with all that black and purple. We'll let the pictures Masabon has kindly shared with us do the talking on this one - please check them out attached to this post.
Views: 3,204 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

Perfect Effect Combiner Wars Menasor Add-on set

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:13 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27505239d1426855673-perfect-effect-cw-menasor-upgrade-kit-13410_1056651757681574_7498034047540182694 Third party group Perfect Effect have shown off an add-on accessory set for Combiner Wars Menasor. This set changes up Menasor's crotch when attached, allowing for a different leg configuration. It also includes an additional head piece, an extra part to make the already large sword weapon even bigger (as well as adding optional back-mounting) plus alternate hand and feet parts. Check out some images of the prototype of this kit attached to this post.
Views: 13,628 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber In-Hand

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:01 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
JwxGXbQ After long months of teasing glimpses, primarily from Takara-Tomy's Hisashi Yuki, Masterpiece Star Saber is almost here! He's now out in Taiwan, and Duoduogreentea of TFND has posted some of the first true in-hand images of this victorious Masterpiece release. We've mirrored some of the best images of this one - let's say go* and check them out!

*(Let's say go, for those not familiar, was one of the catchphrases of Transformers Victory, which was mainly used by Star Saber)
Views: 6,017 / Credit: duoduogreentea of the 2005 Boards!

New Jersey Collectors Con Is This Sunday March 22nd

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 02:53 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
newjerseycollectorscon-logo New Jersey Collectors Con Is This Sunday March 22nd
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

- 9AM Early Bird Coffee Mug YODA
- 9AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 9AM MOTU Giant Zodac
- 10AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 10AM Universal Studios Exclusive EVAC
- 10AM Transformers Combiner Wars Optimus Prime
- 10AM FT-05 Soar – Red Version
- 11AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 11AM FT-04 Fans Toys Scoria
- 12PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 12PM LEGO Star Wars 75059 UCS Sandcrawler
- 1PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 1PM Funko Legacy Collection: Game of Thrones Series 2
- 2PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 2PM Marvel Unlimited Prize Package
- 3PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 3PM Exclusive Custom Giveaway Cybertronian Crooners Megatron
- 3:30PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 3:30PM NJCC Mega Door Prize MCB-02 Utopia

The Spring NJCC 2015 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. Pop Culture guru and author MARK BELLOMO will be attending as a special guest, promoting his newest books, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars: 1977-1985 and Toys & Prices (20th Edition) and finally Transformers Artist DAN KHANNA who is part of the creative team for the new Fun Publications-run Fan Club and conventions, illustrating and plotting Club & BotCon comics as well as designing heads and character mock-ups for exclusive toys.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Rovio States The Success Of Angry Birds: Transformers

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 02:47 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
GameOverABTransformers Rovio; the creator of the successful Angry Birds franchise stated on Thursday that the company has lost its revenue and operating profit during 2014. The profit has fallen a whopping 73% last year.

Regarding the matter, the status of Angry Birds: Transformers was also a discussion point. After the first 6 months of release, the game is at the 262nd position on the iOS App Store (position on the Google Play Store is not revealed). This was compared to the position of the original Angry Birds game; which was at number #2 position 6 months after the release. Angry Birds: Stella which was also released last year has not done so well either.

Despite all of that, a new Angry Birds game (titled as Pigstruction) is in development.

We do not know what these statements mean with regards to the future of the Angry Birds: Transformers mobile game but it certainly doesn't seems to be a good one.
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MP-23 Exhaust - In Hand Photos!

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:47 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
CAhpl7YUkAACQlS Courtesy of Alfes2010's Twitter feed, we have our first in hand images of the highly anticipated (yet controversial) release of MP-23 Masterpiece Exhaust! Those photos have been mirrored here for ease of viewing. With this figure just starting to arrive in the hands of fans, I'm sure we'll be seeing more photos of this figure very soon!
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New Images of Takara Menasor, Adventures Ultra Magnus, Nemesis Prime & More

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 12:37 AM by Jacer under Japanese Transformers
1426825745314 A new hobby magazine is starting to hit shelves over in Japan and some scans have surfaced over at 2Chan. We get a fully painted look at Tracks with his glorious hood flames. There also some new shots of Adventures Ultra Magnus, and Nemesis Prime which are due out next month! The main announcement is Unite Warriors Menasor! There doesn't appear to be much difference between the Unite Warriors and Combiner Wars Menasor. Some speculation is that it is just a hasbro place holder. It's also hard to tell who the left leg is whether it's Offroad or a repaint of Breakdown or Deadend as Wildrider.

Check out the pictures after the jump and give your comment in the discussion!
Views: 12,293 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Knockout and Dreadwing In Package Image

Posted on 03-19-2015 at 02:51 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CAdOTUzUYAAr4fE Hisashi Yuki has posted an image of the Transformers Adventure Dreadwing and "Bloody" Knockout on his Twitter feed. This pair are redecos of the Beast Hunters Deluxe class Knock Out and Dreadwing, who never previously got a release in Japan. Their packages feature some artwork done in the style of the new show - and while Knock Out looks close to his original style, Dreadwing's artwork makes his face look quite different from the stoic, noble appearance the character had in Prime. Check out the image and see for yourself.
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Transformers: Robots In Disguise At The Children's Museum Of Indianapolis - Press Release

Posted on 03-19-2015 at 12:57 PM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
gI_148591_1-smaller We have received a Press Release for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Exhibit at the Children's Museum Of Indianapolis. The press release also came with a small video showcasing what you can find at the Exhibit.

The exhibit will span the universe of the TRANSFORMERS brand, from Generation 1, which debuted in 1984, to the characters from Hasbro’s newest animated series TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE – giving every member of the family a chance to share favorite memories.

Read the full Press Release, after the jump.
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Transformers: Legends Game Event - Key To Vector Sigma: Part 2

Posted on 03-19-2015 at 12:25 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tumblr_inline_nlfd86VtCr1slbwep_540 The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event; Key To Vector Sigma: Part 2 is now live. This event continues where Part 1 left off, one month ago.

Though unspecified on the official description, Transformers fans have informed us that DeNA has made some changes for this event. First of all the Raid Boss health has been increased significantly. Secondly, the Battle Cube Farming seems to have been discontinued despite the fact that DeNA stating previously that the Raid Boss Events will serve as the primary source of Battle Cube Farming.

Official Description:
Back on Earth, the DECEPTICONS discover that the key to Vector Sigma is able to transmute whatever it touches into metal. Knowing that they have this, and the might of MENASOR, the DECEPTICONS decide that they will turn the Earth into a new Cybertron.

Teletraan 1 detects the energy of the key being used to convert parts of the area around a major northwestern city into metal, and alerts the AUTOBOTS. The AERIALBOTS join their new allies and head there, intent on stopping the DECEPTICONS from destroying the Earth’s environment with the key.

The STUNTICONS, upon seeing their hated rivals among their newly arrived enemies, charge towards them, intent on turning them into scrap. An instant later, a mighty battle erupts around them and the AERIALBOTS, leaving members of both factions out of commission.

As the fight rages on, MOTORMASTER, DEAD END, and the other STUNTICONS combine to become MENASOR. With a mighty roar, he lumbers onto the battlefield, knocking combatants flying as he storms towards the AERIALBOTS. Seeing the giant approach, they merge to form SUPERION, surprising their rival. Without a moment’s hesitation, they take MENASOR on hand-to-hand.

Can SUPERION turn the tide back against the DECEPTICONS? Or will MENASOR finish off the AUTOBOTS’ newest warriors? Find out on TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2”!
Views: 3,262 / Credit: T-Hybrid of the 2005 Boards!

10 Things We Learned From the 1986 Transformers Movie's Original Cast & Crew

Posted on 03-19-2015 at 09:13 AM by ORIO under Generation 1
TransformersPoster1986 There have been several screenings of the much beloved 1986 Transformers movie lately and Topless Robot recently were lucky enough to get a Q&A with some of the creators. At this particular screening they spoke with the movie's story consultant Flint Dille, voice director Wally Burr and voice actors Neil Ross and Michael Bell about its enduring legacy. They cover many topics including the late Leonard Nimoy and Orson Welles, voice acting, having to make the Transformers edgier than the GoBots and ultimately, killing Optimus Prime.

We've mirrored the whole Q & A session for you and you can view it by clicking the title bar. Or you can watch it in it's entirety below courtesy of RealistikkVideos on youtube!!

Views: 4,884

Masterpiece Star Saber Collectors Coin Revealed

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 02:48 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-Saber-Coin Thanks to the Facebook page of Transformers Asia we have our first look at the Collectors Coin for the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber! We are a mere three days away from the release of Star Saber, the wait is almost over!

Check out the Collectors Coin after the jump and head on over to the discussion thread!
Views: 4,548 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

NJCC Lunar Toy Store 3rd Party Transformers Display

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 02:47 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
titan_bot Thanks to NJCC Dealer Lunar Toy Store - Master Made Titan (AKA Metroplex) will be on-hand for fans to handle and check out before it's release! Lunar will also be bringing a ton of 3rd Party Transformers stock to the show.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 18 Description

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 12:38 PM by ORIO under Rescue Bots
RescueBotsNewRecruits Well into the third season of their show aimed at younger Transformers fans, the Rescue Bots appear to be finally getting some new members to their crew! Seen only in toy form thus far (and the promotional image attached), episode 18 of Rescue Bots is entitled "The New Recruits" and may very well be our introduction to the new Rescue Bots Salvage, Blurr and Hightide.

Check out the description below thanks to Zap2it!

S3 EP18 The New Recruits
Rescue Bots find they have new recruits to train, but these newbies are hiding a dark secret.

Zap2it's airdates are still all over the place, but expect these to air as a part of the weekly ongoing episodes on Discovery Channel on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST
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Diamond Comics Shipping List for March 25th.

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 10:39 AM by ORIO under Comics
windblade1 2005 Board member D-Drive has supplied us with the Diamond Comic Shipping list for next week March 25th. On tap for the Transformers is:

Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars Part 1
(W) Scott Mairghread (A) Sarah Stone (CA) Livio Ramondelli
THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE'S homeworld-and she's not happy about it! Her long- lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found... and the only thing that can protect it is SUPERION. But who's side will [preview text truncated at this point]
Views: 3,535 / Credit: D-Drive

IDW June 2015 Solicitations

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 01:30 AM by ORIO under Comics
mtmte422 has updated with a full list of solicitations for the month of June, 2015 from IDW Publishing. In this update we get our first tidbits of what may be in store after the Combiner Wars, what's shaking with Drift, as well as a brief blurb from Swerve from the Lost Light.

Click the title bar to view the covers for this month and to read the solicitations yourself. But beware, potential spoilers may be contained within!
Views: 6,803 / Credit: Sockie

Maketoys RM-03 Hellfire Prototype Images

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 01:23 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Hellfire1 Third party group, Maketoys, has updated their website with new prototype images of their upcoming unofficial Masterpiece scaled Transformer, Hellfire. Hellfire is an unofficial version of Generation 1 Inferno and can be seen here in both robot mode and fire engine mode. This will be the third release in an upcoming series of unofficial Masterpiece styled Transformers from Maketoys. The first two being Cupola (Chromedome) and Gun Dog (Hound).

Keep checking back for updates and hopefully colored prototype images soon! In the meantime, discuss in Third Party Discussion Forum.
Views: 10,200 / Credit: thelastson82 of the 2005 Boards!

Combiner Wars Superion and Menasor label sheets being given away in Singapore TRUs

Posted on 03-17-2015 at 05:49 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
27504684d1426589451-uk-toy-discussion-cs1 Here is an interesting item for you. Courtesy of TFW member CyberShadow, we have learned of this sticker sheet being given away with a minimal spend on Transformers product in Toys R Us stores in Singapore. The sheet has labels for both the Aerialbots and Stunticons in the Combiner Wars line. The labels add some Generation 1 inspired details on the individual figures, such as blue, red and yellow details for the chest of Firefly.

You can check out an image of the sheet attached to this post - a big thanks once again to CyberShadow for sharing this with us.
Views: 8,021 / Credit: CyberShadow of the 2005 Boards!

Roll Out Roll Call 2015 dates announced

Posted on 03-17-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
11011047_716228008495691_760626016881830880_o The UK's joint Transformers & G.I. Joe convention, Roll Out Roll Call, have announced the dates of their 2015 show. Roll Out Roll Call 2015 will take place across the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of October, 2015, at the Jury's Inn in Southampton.

This year's event also incorporates Twins of Power, a He-Man / She-Ra sub-convention. Big news is that once again, Roll Out Roll Call will be supported by both the Official Transformers Collectors Club and the Official G.I.Joe Collectors Club!

More details have yet to be announced, but we can confirm that Boss Fight Studio will be in attendance!

For more information, be sure to visit the Roll Out Roll Call 2015 Facebook page!
Views: 1,717 / Credit: TF@TM of the 2005 Boards!
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