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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.

Combiner Wars Legends Sighted At US Retail

Posted on 12-20-2014 at 01:06 AM by Shin Densetsu under Generations / Classics
image Good news Combiner Wars fans, the new Legends figures have been spotted at retail in the US! Dracula of The Allspark spotted the 1st wave of Legends figures at a Target in Arkansas. They share the same DCPI number(087061379) as previous Legends figures.

Happy hunting!
Views: 5,832 / Credit: Gepard of the 2005 Boards!

MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus In-Hand Transformation Pics

Posted on 12-20-2014 at 12:29 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
1395149_898107126874670_278294130302791552_n Site sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped a line to let us know that they have some MP-22 in-hand pics, including some that show the transformation process. Check out a couple after the break, and check the rest over on their Facebook page.

MP-22 Ultra Magnus can be pre-ordered from them here and is due to be released on December 27th.
Views: 8,105 / Credit: archieboy of the 2005 Boards!

Combiner Wars Alpha Bravo Production Designs with possible alternate head design

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 03:30 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
10847621_748593971877466_5072151466422126161_o The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with a pretty cool compilation image that traces the evolution of the new helicopter member of the Aerialbots, Alpha Bravo. Alpha Bravo is a reimagined Slingshot, though the comics by IDW make him a separate character in his own right.

This image charts the progress of a Transformer design from the early sketches, through the grey model prototype phase and the color charts, right down to the final design.

The sharp eyed might notice, though, that there is a different head in the top right of the document to the one on Alpha Bravo. Alpha Bravo has a faceplate, a visor, and other details around the head are also different. Which begs the question - is this an earlier head design before concepts for the character went a different direction, or is this a stealthy glance at a potential alternate head for use on a remold of Alpha Bravo as Protectobot Blades - whose head features some of the design elements shown in the sketch, and others could be explained away as Hasbro's reinterpretation of the classic head design. There's also a red version of the helicopter mode right beneath the head - so could this be a tease at Blades?
Views: 7,544

Fans Toys Soar In Hand Gallery

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 02:05 PM by Tony_Bacala under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Fans-Toys-Soar-07 Fans Toys' next release is eminent and will be swooping into your collections soon! TFW2005 has an early look at the final packaged version of FT-05, Iron Dibots #2, Soar. We've done up over 90 high resolution shots of him in action today, all attached to this story after the break!

We'll forgo a proper review and let the pics speak for themselves, but feel free to ask questions in the thread and we will try to answer!
Views: 4,244

Toys"R"Us Japan Limited Edition Q Transformers Transparent Bumblebee Gift Campaign

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 02:04 PM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
TRU-Japan-Q-Transformers-Transparent-Bumblebee Takara Tomy official website has been updated with an announcement stating that Toys”R”Us Japan is giving away 3000 limited edition Q Transformers Transparent AOE 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee figures when you purchase 5 or more Q Transformers figures.

Rules:
  • Stores: Nationwide (Japan) Toys”R” Us outlets
  • Condition: Purchase 5 or more Q Transformers figures on a single Checkout.
  • Dates: December 26, 2014 to December 31, 2014 for 1000 Customers (across Japan) and January 1, 2015 to January 12, 2015 for 2000 Customers (across Japan)
Views: 1,210

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1253

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 09:21 AM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom just dropped by with their latest newsletter! Plenty of items coming in stock shortly such as Generations Combiner Wars! Check out the full update below!

ROBOTKINGDOM .COM Newsletter #1253

Hi,
Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.

Free TF Movie 3 Bookmark comes with every order Till stock last!
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

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus.
Photos Update!
Pre-order. Available on 27th December 2014.
US$151.9/pcs
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus. Preorder. Available on 27th December 2014.

Transformers Legends LG-06 Sky Byte.
Photos Update!
Pre-order, Start Shipping on 27th December 2014.
US$32.9
Transformers Legends LG-06 Sky Byte.Preorder.Start Shipping on 29th December 2014.

Transformers Legends LG-07 Jetfire.
Pre-order, Start Shipping on 27th December 2014.
US$62.9
Transformers Legends LG-07 Jetfire.Preorder. Start Shipping on 29th December 2014.

Takara Dual Model Kit DMK03 Optimus Prime Lost Age Version.
Photos Update!
Pre-order, Start Shipping on 27th December 2014.
US$79.9
Takara Dual Model Kit DMK03 Optimus Prime Lost Age Version. Preorder. Available in December 2014.

Takara Qt Series Category!
QT-01 to QT-08 Start Shipping on 27th December 2014.
QT Series - Transformers

Ori Toy Reveals Optimus Prime Project for 2015

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 09:21 AM by Matty under Other News
61e3354ejw1enetoap4g7j20xc18gwoz TFW2005 boards member uranusdd (original source via Weibo member 软体动物), shared with us another new project, this time headed by the toy company Ori Toy, most notably known for their Acid Rain toy line. We don't have much to go off of right now besides one image that reveals they are working on some type of Optimus Prime figure, slated to be released in 2015. What the project entails is not known right now, so time to speculate and share your thoughts by hitting the discussion link below!
Views: 4,143 / Credit: uranusdd of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Reveals Devastator Figure

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 09:07 AM by Matty under Generation 1
61e3354ejw1eneseuz2o2j20xc18gdq4 Images continue to trickle in from the Toy Soul convention in Hong Kong, this time coming from TFW2005 boards member uranusdd (original source via Weibo member 软体动物). This new batch of images reveals Kids Logic Devastator! This Devastator news comes hot on the heels of the convention exclusive 5-pack containing Ultra Magnus, Kick Back, Sound Blaster, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. No pricing or release date info is available at this time, so keep it here and we'll update you as soon as news is available.

Make the jump to see the prototype images and discuss with fellow fans!
Views: 4,608 / Credit: uranusdd of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus - New Box and Collector's Coin Images

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 08:58 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
MP_Magnus_Box Thanks to TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom, we've got brand new images of the soon to be released MP-22 Masterpiece Ultra Magnus! As a reminder, Magnus is set to be released at the end of this month, which likely means most will have him in-hand come January. Not much else can be said other than to make the jump to see the full set of pics of the packaging and collector's coin!
Views: 4,821 / Credit: Magnoir of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game Out Now For iOS And Android

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 04:15 AM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-Mobile-Game-iOS-Android Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game is now released for iOS and Android. Depending on your region, it might take a while for the game to be available on your regional App Store.

The game is an Action Adventure Beat 'em up, judging by the gameplay. You can check out the detailed description of the game and Download Links, after the jump.

Update: Download Links updated for Android

The game features new characters for the show including both the Autobots and the Decepticons.

Touch Games You Tube channel has uploaded a Gameplay Trailer for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game as well. Check it out below:

Views: 2,094 / Credit: Tekkaman Blade of the 2005 Boards!

Mark Wahlberg committed to doing "a couple more" Transformers movies

Posted on 12-18-2014 at 06:41 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
250px-Cade Mark Wahlberg, who played the inventor Cade Yeager in this summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction, was talking to MTV and one of the things which he was asked concerned the future of the Transformers franchise. His response was as follows:

"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon."

By all accounts it sounds like we might see Cade Yeager make a return for at least one, maybe two more Transformers movies going forward!

Check out the video clip where this was discussed below:

Views: 1,756 / Credit: QLRformer of the 2005 Boards!

Transformat - A Transformers Toyline Concept

Posted on 12-18-2014 at 02:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
HwnPjV4 We have something extremely cool to share with you today. Professional toy inventor Andrew Mercer (aka Caution Low Sign) got in touch with us to share a concept for a Transformers line which he created. The concept, Transformat, was a plan to celebrate the different eras of the Transformers brand with toys of characters who could shift between their classic and modern incarnations. Andrew shared this brief writeup with us to explain more:


"I started working on this concept back in 2011. Knowing that 2014 was the 30th anniversary year, I thought this line would be a cool way to celebrate the rich history of the brand. Figures that could reformat between different Generations in the same way they could Transform from robot to vehicle. That is actually where the name Transformat comes from, Transform + Reformat. Enough time has passed so I wanted to share my work with the community. I built the prototypes by cutting/pasting/customizing/painting a bunch of different toys and plastic parts, (minus Starscream who is a concept mock up using existing toys) The Optimus Prime comic artwork was done by Alex Milne and Josh Perez. These guys are true professionals and a pleasure to work with. I appreciate them keeping this concept confidential for all these years. I plan to keep working towards my goal of having Transformers concepts on the shelves for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks for having a look.

Andrew Mercer
Toy Inventor
Caution Low Sign"


You can check out some pictures showcasing the concept attached to this post - and also be sure to check out this Youtube video demonstration which shows how the Bumblebee concept transforms between his two Generation forms:



Click here to visit the Caution Low Sign Facebook page for more work in Andrew's portfolio.
Views: 10,120 / Credit: Andrew Mercer

Warbotron WB-03A Turbo Ejector (Afterburner) Boxed Images

Posted on 12-18-2014 at 11:38 AM by Trailbreaker77 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
WB03-A-Afterburner-1 It looks like Warbotron's first figure in their WB-03 Computron combiner series Turbor Ejector or Afterburner will be releasing soon thanks to these new pictures of the figure in it's box. The pictures were posted on Toyzone Weibo page. The discussion link below will take you to the post the pictures were posted.
Views: 3,604 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Toy Soul Convention Images of 3A and Kids Logic Bumblebee and New AOE Grimlock

Posted on 12-18-2014 at 11:07 AM by Matty under Conventions
16049046575_1c17ea7722_b The Toy Soul convention in Hong Kong is currently ongoing and we've had a few images crop up over at toy-people.com of some interesting Transformers. We've seen images prior of both the 3A Bumblebee as well as Kids Logic Bumblebee. The newest image we have is of an Age of Extinction Grimlock figure, which at this time we're unsure if this is a part of the Kids Logic toy line or if it's from the Dual Model kit line. The display appears to be around other Kids Logic displays, so for now you'll have to be the judge and decide from taking a look at the attached images!

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 5,052 / Credit: iOnlyEatEnergon of the 2005 Boards!

Year of the Goat Optimus Prime In-Hand Package Images

Posted on 12-17-2014 at 07:26 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
gbDjyIP Once again via 4chan's /toy/ board we have a look at the Year of the Goat Optimus Prime in hand. A redeco of the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime mold, this toy was also previously decoed as Robots in Disguise (the original one) Scourge!

This one is due out early next year to coincide with the Chinese New Year. Check out the pics and see if it helps to change your mind on this release.
Views: 8,813 / Credit: Argentenoboy, Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!
 
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