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Read on for all the news from TFW2005 in chronological order, from all sub-categories. Includes updates on the Transformers movies, Transformers toys, products, and everything else related to Transformers, dating back to 2003.

TakaraTomy Staff Interview - Hironori Kobayashi on Masterpiece

Posted on 08-01-2014 at 09:52 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
6poIG TFW2005 translator extraordinaire SydneyY has been gracious enough to provide us with the English translation of the interview with Masterpiece designer Hironori Kobayashi, featured in the Transformer Masterpiece Official Guide Book (provided to SydneyY by TFW2005 member RedTruck)!

In it, the returning MP designer discusses the history of the Masterpiece line, his involvement, the development process, the future, and more!

Be sure to check the full interview out after the jump, then discuss on the boards.
Views: 1,157 / Credit: SydneyY, RedTruck of the 2005 Boards!

TFExpo 2014 is this weekend!

Posted on 08-01-2014 at 01:46 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
27452329d1405111187-tfexpo-2014-august-1st-3rd-wichita-kansas-neil-ross-sumalee-montano-2014-logo-2- TFExpo, the Wichita, Kansas, Transformers fan gathering is taking place THIS WEEKEND! The festivities kick off today, Friday August 1st! Be sure to go for the weekend to meet the Generation 1 voice actor Neil Ross and Transformers Prime voice actress Sumalee Montano!

Over the weekend you can also participate in the Headshots Bar and Grill Video Game Tournament, check out unique costumes in a Cosplay Contest, and customize your own upgraded toys with exclusive sets in Javaco's Workshop! Plus there will also be contests for the young ones, a dealer's room full of goodies and artwork, and a panel room filled with the comedic stylings of Wichita's own geek comedy duo, Beard and Bean. And if that's not enough, check out the TFExpo 2014 Exclusive toy set, BMOG Carbearator and Chopp-Or!

Head on over to TFExpo's homepage to find out more - and if you're going, be sure to share your photos in the discussion thread linked below!

Transformers Primacy #1 iBooks Preview

Posted on 08-01-2014 at 01:41 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
TF_PRIMACY_01_COV_A225x225-75 Apple's iBooks store has updated with a preview of the first few pages from the upcoming Transfomers: Primacy issue #1. The series is the conclusion of the Flint Dille penned trilogy that began with Autocracy and continued through Monstrosity - charting the slow descent of Cybertron into the great war, and the rise of the key figures in the conflict. Now we come to the final break into the civil war - Optimus Prime vs Megatron!

Check out the preview and see for yourself!
Views: 1,395 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1233

Posted on 08-01-2014 at 01:30 PM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
The fine folks over at Robot Kingdom sent over their latest newsletter, check it out below!
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Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders!
For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.

For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

#1 Hot News

TFC Toys Prometheus Hydrant (aka Hotspot).
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US$111
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Takara Movie Advanced Aeon Exclusive EX Wheeljack.
Pre-order, Available Next Week!
US$34.9
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Sentinel TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC ACTION SCORPONOK.
Pre-order, Available in October 2014.
US$549.9
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Sentinel TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC ACTION BLACKZARAK.
Pre-order, Available in October 2014.
US$549.9
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Movie 4 Platinum Edition Breakout Scene Pack.
Pre-order, Available in 1st September.
US$89.9
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Movie 4 Platinum Edition Autobot 5Pack.
Pre-order, Available on 1st October 2014.
US$149.9
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Movie 4 Platinum Edition First Edition Optimus Prime with trailer.
Pre-order, Available on 1st October 2014.
US$169.9
http://www.robotkingdom.com/a91840000.html

Paramount Extends Michael Bay Deal For Another Three Years

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 11:45 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Michael-Bay-Transformers-Paramount-Fifi The Wrap reports that Paramount Pictures has extended their deal with Director Michael Bay for another three years.

“With an ever-growing, worldwide fan base, Michael is truly one of the most inspired and beloved filmmakers of our time,” said Brad Grey, Paramount chairman and CEO. “We take great pride in the fact that Michael is part of the Paramount family and we look forward to growing our productive and successful partnership.”

This news should come as no surprise since his latest movie Transformers: Age Of Extinction is on the verge of breaking US$ 1 Billion mark on the Worldwide Box-Office.

“Over the years I have become part of the Paramount family,” Bay enthused in a press release. “There is a synergy there that feels different than any other place in Hollywood. From Brad Grey and Rob Moore, where my relationship goes back more than a decade, to my very good friend Adam Goodman, and to Philippe Dauman, who has put so much trust in me, and with the powerful marketing of Josh Greenstein and Megan Colligan, Paramount makes for a very comfortable place to work.”

However, whether he will return to the Transformers Director Chair is still yet to be determined.

The news post image is from the Director himself. This is how he introduced his new pet cat; Fifi to the world. Coming from Mr. Bay, we wouldn't have expected anything else.
Views: 3,906 / Credit: deathzero23 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Angry Birds Jenga Sets

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 06:23 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
14922_10152586052712726_1756371668300404617_n Transformers Colombia has shared images of more Transformers Angry Birds sets. This time they've got images of a pair of track sets which involve launching non-transforming Angry Birds Transformers vehicles up and off ramps into targets to create a hybrid of motor vehicle stunts and that classic Angry Birds action.

There's two sets so far - one is nicknamed a "Jenga" set and involves placing lots of blocks into a frame that looks like the Grimlock Angry Bird to send blocks - and Bad Piggies - flying. The second involves a large robot form Megatron with a chest target - the objective being to hit the chest target and make the Megatron explode!

We think these sets just might also give another hint into what the gameplay of the Rovio developed game might be - perhaps the Transformers Angry Birds will be trading launching from slingshots for rolling out off of ramps? As always watch this space for more news.
Views: 3,024

Transformers Age of Extinction Store Exclusives New Images

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 06:11 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10478933_10152586069872726_6199683088579242705_n The Transformers Colombia Facebook group has updated with a slew of new images including the Big Bad Toy Store exclusive Autobots United set and Optimus Prime with trailer, Amazon exclusive Generation 1 Slog, and the Platinum Edition Breakout Battle - which confirms the name of "Rusty" Optimus Prime as Scrapyard Optimus Prime.

Also of note is that the red car who comes with the Optimus Prime with trailer set actually is not Stinger, but a Generation 1 themed Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe redeco - fans have been demanding one of those for five years now, and cunning Hasbro found a way to bring it to us!
Views: 8,944 / Credit: MaverickPrime of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers Movie Crosshairs, Lockdown, Generation 1 Prowl and Sideswipe Revealed

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 04:29 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
LL6xF4T Snakas of Autobase Aichi reports that the September 2014 edition of TV-Boy magazine comes with a supplementary DVD - and on that DVD, Takara-Tomy have revealed the next four members of their Q Transfomers line - Age of Extinction's Lockdown and Crosshairs, and Generation 1's Prowl and Sideswipe.

All four sport cute, cartoony versions of their vehicle modes and dumpy little versions of their normal robot modes. Lockdown fans take note - while the Q Transformer Lockdown toy is in Age of Extinction colors, there's some art of the Animated deco overlaid on the Q Transformer version - would you like to see a redeco of other Lockdown toys sporting this deco, such as the Generations Deluxe?

TV-Boy also suggests there may be some kind of animation to support this series - which could, possibly, be included with future issues of TV-Boy like the Transformers Go animation was.
Views: 4,135 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

BigBadToyStore Shared Exclusives Preview - AOE Generations Figures

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 02:17 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
GenerationsDinobots TFW2005 friend and sponsor BigBadToyStore has just revealed on their Facebook page a few very interesting and awesome shared exclusives. We've seen some these before and all of which have been rumored, but here are our first good images at the following figures:
  • Platinum Edition Generations Dinobot 5-pack (darker, movie accurate decos)
  • First Edition Optimus Prime w/ Trailer and Deluxe Class Sideswipe (G1 redeco from ROTF Sideswipe - at first thought to be Stinger)
  • Generations Autobots 5-pack (premium paint decos for Autobot team)
Unfortunately there is no ordering or release information to pass along at this time. BBTS will carry all items that we've linked in the pictures and will offer them at official MSRPs.

How psyched are you for these releases?! Let's hear it after the jump.
Views: 11,161 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobots and Pop-Up Ark Gallery

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 01:11 PM by Tony_Bacala under San Diego Comic Con
SDCC-Dinobots-018 San Diego Comic Con has come and gone; we've returned back to homebase and are starting to get back in the flow of things. We've done up a gallery for the SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobots box set. This set comes with a pop-up-book style box that turns into a G1 Ark playset. A truly masterful execution I must say. The figures are G1 colored versions of recent Age of Extinction Dinobots, giving you Grimlock, Snarl, Slag, and Swoop in "proper" colors (those are their names, shut up).

Back when Hasbro sent out some early review copies of the AoE figures, I mentioned that I would probably skip the Dinobots, but would consider grabbing them if they got released in G1 decos. Well, they did, and I did. So good job on that Hasbro, I kept my end of the bargain. Upon seeing the set, my first complaint was "WTF no Sludge!" Well, they even addressed that, and made him available in this color scheme, separately through Amazon. So, I can't say jack. The box/playset is a masterpiece, the figures are properly colored and look solid as a team on a shelf. Mission accomplished.

Check out some key shots after the break, and check the full gallery here: SDCC 2014 Dinobots Box Set with Ark - Full Gallery
Views: 5,605

Rescue Bots Mini-Dinos Boulder and Chase at US Retail

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 12:40 PM by ORIO under Rescue Bots
RescueBotBinoBoulder Good news for fans of Rescue Bots AND Dinobots! The next wave of Rescue Bots Mini-Dinobots, featuring Chase and Boulder with new dinosaur alt-modes, has been found at US retail. 2005 board member OCProwl reports finding these at his local Target store in Huntington Beach, CA.

Finding new Transformer toys on your area? Sound off in out sightings forum!
Views: 1,595 / Credit: OCProwl

Transformers Collector's Club 2015 Incentive Figure is Lio Convoy!

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 09:11 AM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
10523329_751807994878181_1346492519489767517_n The Transformers Collector's Club took its time in revealing the freebie figure for all 2015 club members, but after some teases and anticipation buildup we finally know which figure you'll receive for being a part of the TCC: Lio Convoy! Lio Convoy will be from the Generations Orion Pax mold with an all new head sculpt.

Be sure to check more information about being a Club member at the TCC's website, or feel free to ask your questions with the discussion link below so TFW can fill you in as well.

What do you think; worth the wait? Let's hear it after the jump!

Edit: Robot toy mode added.
Views: 6,685 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 314 Now Online

Posted on 07-31-2014 at 07:06 AM by Secretcode under Site Updates
san-diego-comic-con-only-selling-single-day-passes-for-2014_zpsb50b6378 It's time for the 2014 rendition of "let's talk about San Diego Comic Con", with Vangelus and his Aaron and TJ Omega style podcastarians.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 314

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.

Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Lockdown Released at US Retail

Posted on 07-30-2014 at 04:57 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
64687_10152485577107726_54366172118633280_n_1403041364 Several of our Illinois based members are reporting that they have found the Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Lockdown figure at US retail. Lockdown comes in a Wave 2 revision case so for now, he's the only new figure in that assortment on shelves.

He's been spotted at Target stores all across Illinois, including Hillside, and Alonquin. So if you're in Illinois, be sure to keep an eye out for Lockdown and make this vicious hunter your prey!
Views: 7,062 / Credit: Nevermore, col, Omegatron45, haunted-one of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Angry Birds Toy Images

Posted on 07-30-2014 at 04:45 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
10552459_10152583458667726_845456915455933877_n Transformers Colombia has also shared some new images of the Transformers Angry Birds toys. In addition to what we previously saw leaked on Toys R Us' website, we have a look at some individual figures, two packs, and one more track set. The figures shown off here include:

Single Packs: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Heatwave (from Rescue Bots), Lockdown (from Age of Extinction), Galvatron (from Age of Extinction) and Soundwave (from War for Cybertron)

Two Packs: Ultra Magnus (white Optimus) VS Soundblaster (black Soundwave) and Heatwave / Dark of the Moon Sentinel Prime VS Bludgeon

Five Pack: Energon Racers five pack (translucent versions of Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Lockdown, Starscream and Soundwave

Track Sets: Optimus Prime Bird Raceway with Optimus Prime and Megatron, Bumblebee Bird Blast with High Octane Bumblebee and Goldbite Grimlock

Already it's looking like there will be some hefty use of molds in this line!

Each set comes with a Matrix designed "Telepod" base, which allows the toys to be scanned into the upcoming Rovio developed Transformers Angry Birds game as playable characters.
Views: 4,572
 
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