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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.

Angry Birds Transformers #1 Preview

Posted on 11-22-2014 at 12:09 PM by Mechafire under Comics
AB-TF-01-pr-1-9f87d In yet more comic news, Comic Book Resources has uploaded the preview for Angry Birds Transformers #1:

You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That’s right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet… the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!

See how this fun little story begins after the jump (if you won't mind spoilers), then pick up the full issue when it's released next Wednesday, November 26.
Views: 1,160 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Exhaust / Marlboor - Unable to be sold in the USA?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 07:28 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-235_1410200032 Troubling news comes to us via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store. Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust - who is based on the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack - apparently cannot be sold legally in the USA.

The problem comes from the fact that Exhaust uses a shape on his design - the rectangle with a triangular portion removed from the bottom - which is alleged to infringe the trade dress of Marlboro & Phillip Morris USA. Under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, these marks cannot be used on products that could be intended for children.

(You could make an argument for Exhaust being an "adult collectable" as he is a part of the high-end Masterpiece series, but ultimately the wider Transformers brand is targeted at children, and there's where the "could be intended" part swings in and catches this one).

The upshot of all this is that Big Bad Toy Store has been asked to remove listings for Exhaust, and have complied - anyone who preordered has been transferred to a non-public listing on the off chance that Takara-Tomy alters the deco; should this not happen (and this fan thinks it is unlikely) Big Bad Toy Store will refund preorders as they, and potentially other USA based online retailers, will not be able to sell Masterpiece Exhaust in the USA.


Read on for the full text of the email update from Big Bad Toy Store.
Views: 4,412 / Credit: Artic Warrior of the 2005 Boards!

RUMOR - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus To Get Hasbro Asia Pacific Release?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 01:02 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus An interesting piece of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus news just surfaced via Kelvin Chan's Facebook page. Kelvin Chan will be providing the art for the booklet included in the Hasbro Asia release of MP Ultra Magnus. Let's get right to what's been said:

Okay, I can FINALLY reveal my secret now. The work that I did for Hasbro was working on the booklet for the Hasbro release of MASTERPIECE ULTRA MAGNUS. This toy is scheduled to be released in Hasbro Hong Kong's markets first on December 27, with the Australian release being April 2015.

It looks to be exclusive to Toys R Us. Price will be AU$299.99
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Although not much is known about this artist, the information given is worth noting as a rumor for now. For speculation's sake: could this mean a US release is coming for Masterpiece Ultra Magnus? Although at this time this is our only source of any effort by Hasbro to release Magnus, this cooperative effort between Hasbro's Hong Kong and Australian branches could bode well for a US release later in 2015 or 2016. Although it should be noted this is again purely speculative.

Mark it as a rumor, but join in on the ongoing discussion with the discussion link below!
Views: 5,703 / Credit: autotronprime of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1249

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 10:45 AM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom just dropped by with their latest newsletter. There's quite a few Masterpiece Transformers starting to ship out so get your preorders in!

Hi,
Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.

Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders!
For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

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Evangelion MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy / Optimus Prime with Trailer.
Pre-order, Start Shipping on 29th November 2014.
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Evangelion MP-10 Masterpiece Convoy / Optimus Prime with Trailer. Pre-order, available November 2014.

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee.
Pre-order. Start Shipping on 29th November 2014.
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Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-21 Bumblebee with Exclusive Coin and Amazon Gift (Battle Mask). Preorder. Available 29th November 2014.

Movie 4 Generations Voyager Slog G1 Colour Version.
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Movie 4 Generations Voyager Slog G1 Colour Version. Preorder. Start Shipping on 27th November 2014.

Amazon Exclusive Age of Extinction 3D&2D Bluray Box with Hound Army Duck
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Pre-order, Available in mid December 2014.
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Amazon Exclusive Age of Extinction 3D&2D Bluray Box with Hound Army Duck Ver. Preorder. Available in mid December 2014.

Hasbro KRE-O Transformers Battle Changes 2015 Wave 1 Case of 6.
Pre-order, Available in early December 2014.
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Hasbro KRE-O Transformers Battle Changes 2015 Wave 1 Case of 6. Preorder. Available in early December 2014.

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Voyager Wave 1 Set of 2.
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Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Voyager Wave 1 Set of 2. Preorder. Available in mid December 2014.

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Deluxe Wave 1 Set of 4.
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Transformers Generations 2015 Deluxe Wave 1 Set of 4. Preorder. Available in mid December 2014.


Generations Brainstorm Sighted In The US

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 01:20 AM by Shin Densetsu under Generations / Classics
image The last Generations voyager figure of 2014 has been sighted in the USA! Transformers Generations Brainstorm was sighted in a Walmart in California by Shockwave14. As the holiday shopping season is upon us, with retailers ordering and restocking more product, hopefully this figure makes it's way to your area sooner than later.

Happy hunting!
Views: 2,703 / Credit: Shockwave14 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1 iTunes Preview

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 05:03 PM by Mechafire under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iTunes website has updated with the 3-page preview for Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1, which will be releasing next Wednesday, November 26.

DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace… and now he’s alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy—until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!

Check it out after the jump if you don't mind spoilers!
Views: 3,092 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Steve Jablonsky Explains Why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score Was Removed From iTunes

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 03:30 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
AgeofExtinctionScore Composer Steve Jablonsky updated his Facebook Page to explain why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score was removed from iTunes:

"Now because you guys are so awesome, the TF4 score hit 15,000 units really quickly. I honestly had no idea the score had been pulled down until fans started contacting me asking why the soundtrack had vanished from iTunes, only a couple months after the release of the film. I suspected the 15k limit was the reason, a little investigation proved that to be the case."

Learn more, after the jump.
Views: 3,739 / Credit: Bumble-beePrime of the 2005 Boards!

Kotobukiya D-Style Megatron New Images

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 07:46 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
ds_megatoron Kotobukiya have updated their website with new images of their D-Style Megatron. This poseable little Decepticon leader is done in the traditional Japanese super-deformed style and comes with alternate faces for different expressions along with his energy flail and even a little gun mode Megatron.

Peace through tyranny has never looked so adorable!
Views: 2,247

More than Meets the Eye #35 preview

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 03:39 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iBooks has also updated with a preview of the next issue of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye. More than Meets the Eye #35 picks up where issue 34 left off and don't panic... everything is fine!

This issue also hits stores next Wednesday, 26 November - be sure to pick it up for the continuation of this great series!
Views: 3,359 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Amazon Exclusive Age of Extinction Hound New Image

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 03:31 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
B2x47PfCUAAaJK- Takara-Tomy's TF_PR Twitter account has shared a new image of the Amazon Japan exclusive redeco of Age of Extinction Hound. This redeco of the Autobot Voyager class toy sports a premium deco intended to be more accurate to his on-screen appearance.

This version of Hound is due for a release in early December and comes as an exclusive pack-in with the Japanese Age of Extinction DVD and Blu Ray when purchased through Amazon Japan.
Views: 6,437 / Credit: [Wing Saber-X] of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Legends Signature Series Event Featuring Art by Marcelo Matere

Posted on 11-19-2014 at 11:30 PM by Matty under Video Games
LegendsSeriesMarcelo Thanks to the Facebook of DeNA Games and the Twitter account of Marcelo Matere, we've learned of a few new fan favorite characters to make their debut on Transformers Legends! This signature series episode features the artwork done by Marcelo of Fortress Maximus, Scoponok, and Grimlock!

From DeNA Games:

This week's TRANSFORMERS Legends episode is another Signature Series featuring artwork from Marcelo Matere art. He's chosen some cool and memorable TRANSFORMERS characters for all kinds of fans.

Check out the artwork after the jump!
Views: 1,999 / Credit: T-Hybrid of the 2005 Boards!

Flint Dille Interview Discussing Primacy and More!

Posted on 11-19-2014 at 05:34 PM by Matty under Comics
TF-Primacy-04-pr-1-780eb Comic Book Resources recently sat down with the writer of the soon to be concluded comic trilogy of Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy, Flint Dille, for an interview about the series as a whole and the final issue Primacy #4, which was released today.

The interview does contain too much as far as spoilers go, as it covers the series as a whole and some additional background of Dille, but as always proceed at your own risk just to be safe.

Make the jump to talk more about Primacy #4 and the conclusion of this comic trilogy!
Views: 1,108 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Diamond Comics Shipping List for 26 November 2014

Posted on 11-19-2014 at 03:58 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK654127-1-600x910 TFW2005 member D-Drive has sent us the Diamond Comics shipping list for next week, 26 November! Next week's comics include the first issues of the Angry Birds Transformers and Drift: Empire of Stone miniseries. To top off those two great #1s, there is also the next issue of James Roberts' More than Meets the Eye! Transformers VS G.I. Joe #4 is also due out next week.

Check out the solicits for all of next week's comics after the break.
Views: 1,312 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers VS G.I. Joe Issue #4 iBooks Preview

Posted on 11-19-2014 at 03:54 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iBooks has updated with a three page preview of IDW's Transformers VS G.I. Joe issue 4. The fourth issue of Tom Scioli's crossover of these two great franchises brings us more cosmic war alongside the debut of the October Guard! Check out the preview and be sure to pick up the book when it hits on 26 November 2014!
Views: 1,528 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Season 3 Episodes 7, 8 and 9 details

Posted on 11-19-2014 at 03:31 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
Transformers-Rescue-Bots-350x223 Zap2it have updated their schedule with details of the next three episodes of Transformers Rescue Bots season 3. While as with previous updates, their details all just show today's date for the airing, we are of the view that these are going to air on the first three Saturdays of December.

Of note also is that one of the three episodes is "The Riders of Midwinter", which was a special holiday episode produced as a part of season 2's order of episodes, but was held back so that it would air in midwinter.

Check out the full details of the three episodes below - and don't forget to tune in to Discovery Family Channel every Saturday at 1:30 PM EST for all-new episodes of Transformers Rescue Bots!


S3 E7 Bugs in the System (Airs December 6, 2014)
Doctor Morocco proves that even small pests can pose dangerous threats to Griffin Rock.

S3 E8 Switcheroo (Airs December 13, 2014)
A space nebula causes the Rescue Bots and Burns family to switch personalities.

S3 E9 The Riders of Midwinter (Airs December 20, 2014)
Terrible winter storm threatens holiday in Griffin Rock; the Bots take on new responsibilities.
Views: 814 / Credit: moreprimeland of the 2005 Boards!
 
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