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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.

G1 Trypticon Reissue Box Art

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 07:24 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
trypticon-reissue-1 Thanks to 2005 Boards member General Tekno for sharing pics (via Cybertron Philippines) of the recently announced, and now more real, G1 Trypticon reissue. The box art features the modern Transformers design elements along with some sweet new artwork showing a very toy centric Trypticon battling his tiny opponents. Check them out after the break!
Views: 4,520 / Credit: General Tekno & Rotorstorm of the 2005 Boards!

Official Pictures of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Deployers

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 06:40 PM by Galvatross under Robots In Disguise (201x)
DriftDeployer TFW2005 member Nevermore has shared with us some pictures from Hasbro's official Peruvian website of two Transformers: Robots in Disguise Mini-Con Deployer sets containing the teams of Autobot Drift & Jetstorm and Decepticon Fracture & Airazor. Drift and Fracture can launch their Mini-Con partners in both robot and vehicle modes.

Check out the pictures of these figures after the jump, and let us know what you think on the boards!
Views: 2,617 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Wave 3 Spotted at US Retail

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 05:18 PM by Galvatross under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Robots-in-Disguise-Warrior-Wave-3-Released A few TFW2005 members have spotted Transformers: Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Wave 3 figures at Target stores around the country. Wave 3 consists of Sideswipe and Autobot Jazz. TFW2005 member worldgreatest spotted both figures at a Target in Columbia, Maryland. On the other side of the country TFW2005 member ThisGuy spotted Wave 3 at the Target store in Menifee, California.

Happy hunting Transformers fans, and keep checking TFW2005 for all of the latest Transformers news, sightings, and updates!
Views: 1,433 / Credit: ThisGuy, worldsgreatest of the 2005 Boards!

Q-Transformers QT-17 Tracks product images

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 03:03 PM by C310 Ginrai under Japanese Transformers
qtf-t-2 Right on the heels of Skids and Drift images in the Q-Transformers line, forum memeber Type-R has alerted us that TakaraTomy has shown off product images of QT-17 Tracks. The figure will be release along with Skids and Drift on June 27th for about 1,078 yen. Check out the images and share your thoughts after the jump.
Views: 976 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Combiner Wars Superion And Menasor Posters

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 08:50 AM by SilverOptimus under Generations / Classics
Transformers-Combiner-Wars-Posters Hasbro Official Transformers Facebook Page has been updated with two new posters for the Transformers: Combiner Wars line.

The posters feature:
  • Superion and the Aerialbots
  • Menasor and the Stunticons

"In the Combiner Wars, everyone takes a side. Would you rather fly with the Aerial bots, or ride with the Stunticons?"

Check out both posters, after the jump.
Views: 5,797

Transformers: Robots In Disguise App Toy Characters - Repaints And Remolds

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 08:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-Repaints-And-Remolds We are back with the final round of Toys from the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game App Update. This time we've unlocked the "Special Editions" toys. These toys are either Repaints or Remolds of already existing figures from the toyline. We've updated the last weekend's post regarding the Clash Of The Transformers figures with COTF Legion Class Underbite as well (so sorry we missed that).

We've also made some observations regarding several game characters which were not assigned to particular toy size classes. Optimus Prime Ultra Magnus repaint contains kibble of a Legion Class RID Optimus Prime toy (comparing with the current Legion Optimus Prime toy and the upcoming Clash Of The Transformers Legion Class Optimus Prime) indicating that it may very well be a legion class toy. Sadly however, the Pumpkin Optimus Prime and the Desert Optimus Prime are repaints of the Starter Optimus Prime, which is the Animated Series Model in the game; indicating that we may not see both of them on shelves. Their absence from the Collections Page further confirms the matter. Same fate is shared by Cybertron Underbite who is also a repaint of the show model instead of an actual toy. On to a more happy note, Stomp N' Chomp RID Grimlock is indeed listed on the Collections Page and is a remold of the Transformers: Age Of Extinction Stomp N' Chomp Grimlock judging by the identical kibble.

Check out the images, after the jump.
Views: 3,889

Official Images Of Q-Transformers June And July 2015 Releases

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 08:35 AM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
qt21_r Earlier this month, griffin-of-oz; our longtime forum member and friend from land down under, shared with us a massive list of upcoming TakaraTomy releases.

Type-R; another longtime forum member and good friend has tipped us off that Dengeki Hobby has revealed several of the Q-Transformers figures from the list, which are slated for release late June and mid July.

Check out the images of the following figures, after the jump.
  • QT-21 Skids (redeco Hound - blue Suzuki Hustler) - June 27 (1000yen)
  • QT-22 Drift (remould Sunstreaker - white Mazda RX-7 FD3S) - June 27 (1000yen)
  • QT23 redeco Movie Optimus (in QT episode colours) (Mid July)
  • QT24 redeco Movie Bumblebee (in QT episode colours) (Mid July)
  • QT25 redeco Movie Lockdown (in QT episode colours) (Mid July)
Views: 1,351 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Legends Armada Megatron And Black Convoy In-Hand Images

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 08:06 AM by SilverOptimus under Japanese Transformers
Transformers-Legends-Black-Convoy TF Yuki has updated his Twitter Page with in-hand images of the Tokyo Toy Show 2015 exclusives Transformers Legends Armada Megatron and Transformers Legends Black Convoy.

Both of them were first revealed last week thanks to some magazine scans which was followed by TakaraTomy officially revealing both figures.
  • Transformers Legends Armada Megatron 7,500 yen (limited to 1 per person)
  • Transformers Legends Black Convoy 3,500 yen (limited to 2 per person)
Views: 2,790 / Credit: Cheem The Rup & Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Robots in Disguise Grimlock Concept Art

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 02:27 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
11356473_495154393972099_958246620_n Artist Jose Lopez has shared some the concept work for Robots in Disguise Grimlock on Instagram. The work consists of some models for how Grimlock looks in the series in both his modes. Be sure to check out the one showing the robot mode for a look at Grimlock's battlemask - a full faceplate with visor that gives Grimlock a full-on Generation 1 look. Perhaps this alternate head will see use on the upcoming Generation 1 themed redeco of the toy, too?
Views: 3,290 / Credit: GokaigerGoldran of the 2005 Boards!

Unite Warriors Ultra Prime Teaser

Posted on 05-24-2015 at 02:02 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CFvrrBNVAAEpINt Hot off the back of the reveal of the Takara-Tomy release of Defensor for Japan, Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a teaser of a Unite Warriors version of Ultra Prime. The silhouette in the teaser has the distinctive head design of Ultra Prime, and we can also make out some parts of the Stunticons in the silhouette, which matches up to the rumored lineup of the "Masquerade" Autobots - Prowl (Dead End, right arm), Mirage (Dragstrip, right leg), Sunstreaker (Breakdown, left leg, based on the foot component), and Ironhide (Offroad, left arm).

No word on how this one is getting a release in Japan, but we'd bet on this being a mass retail release - for those crying, why is this not an exclusive, remember, Japan loves their hero characters, and things in Transformers do not get much more heroic than Optimus Prime!
Views: 3,560 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Unite Warriors Superion In Package

Posted on 05-23-2015 at 11:09 PM by Jacer under Japanese Transformers
CFvic_IUEAA8xvN-1 Thanks to TF Yuki we get our first in package look of Unite Warriors Superion! Surprisingly, the gift set also features some great box art on the front of the package instead of the usual window. Through that window, the Aerialbots can be seen packaged in jet mode. Unite Warriors Superion is due out late June.

Check out the pictures after the jump!
Views: 6,358

Kabaya Piranhacon / King Poseidon Candy Toys

Posted on 05-23-2015 at 03:36 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
R9nHZ40 Via Snakas' blog we have learned that Kabaya has a candy kit version of Generation 1 Piranacon in the works!

Known as King Poseidon in Japan and featured as an antagonist in the 1988 series Chojin Masterforce, Piranacon was one of the coolest combiners of the Generation 1 era. He had six members based on sea creatures, the five smaller members of whom could make up limbs for the gestalt with the one left over becoming a gun.

This candy toy version, revealed in a banner ad on Syokugan Ohkoku looks to faithfully recreate that original, with the added feature of the smaller guns linking up into one huge rifle. According to Snakas, this one is due to arrive in July.
Views: 5,681 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Battle Tactics Event: Generation 2, Episode 1

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 09:53 PM by MetalStorm under Video Games
Battle-Tactics Courtesy of fellow board member, BattleUpSaber, we have info on a limited-time event, Generation 2, Episode 1! New G2 characters will be joining the battlefield, with the likes of Laser Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Ramjet!

Play Transformers Battle Tactics for free here:

Transformers Battle Tactics
Views: 1,913 / Credit: BattleUpSaber of the 2005 Boards!

BotCon Announces Kojin Ono As Convention Guest

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 06:40 PM by Matty under Conventions
ono_sunstreaker BotCon has announced its final guest for the 2015 lineup: Kojin Ono! Read on for more details and get ready for registration, which should be going live next week barring any issues.

KOJIN ONO is a designer for Takara-Tomy and was the key creative force behind the introduction of Car Robots in Japan, the converting robots that would be at the core of the 1984 launch of a "new" toy line known as "The Transformers". The robot known as "Sunstreaker" was the first of his designs, but would hardly be the last. Hound, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Trailbraker, The Dinobots, The Constructicons… All of these amazing design were brought to diecast metal life by Kojinsan, who it should be mentioned, was part of the initial class of Transformers Hall of Fame inductees back in 2010 along with Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, and Takara's lead designer on Transformers, Hideaki Yoke.

It is truly an honor to welcome this legendary designer to his first ever BotCon!


Hit the discussion link to share your thoughts on BotCon's final guest.
Views: 1,688 / Credit: Autobot City Comics 2008 of the 2005 Boards!

What To Watch Saturday: Can You Dig It? and Endangered Species!

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 10:55 AM by Matty under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Can_You_Dig_it The weekend is here! There's not a better way to start off our weekends than to prep for new Transformers episodes of Robots In Disguise and Rescue Bots!

Starting on Cartoon Network at 6:30am EST, Robots in Disguise kicks off with episode 10: Can You Dig It?

Episode synopsis:
The Autobots meet a new member who helps them out in capturing a Decepticon searching for energon crystals.

To close out Saturday, Discovery Family is the place to be at 1:30 pm EST for Rescue Bots: Endangered Species!

Episode synopsis:
The Bots go to extremes to protect endangered woodpeckers discovered by Boulder.

The RID forum will be waiting to hear your thoughts and opinions on the episodes after you've watched them. See you in the forums!
Views: 1,188
 
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