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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.

Transformers Adventure Ultra Magnus and Nemesis Prime Images

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:18 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CBLA693UIAAEy0d Hisashi Yuki has tweeted some new images of the upcoming April releases in the Transformers Adventure line - Nemesis Prime and Ultra Magnus. Nemesis Prime is a black repaint of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, and is presently the only version of this toy coming to Japan. Ultra Magnus is the Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus, complete with a more show-accurate deco. Both are set to be released towards the end of April.
Views: 1,715 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

ToyWorld D-03 Corelock Images

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:07 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
ToyWorld-Corelock-05 Courtesy of our sponsors TFSource, we have some images of ToyWorld's Corelock to share with you. Corelock is an unofficial Grimlock, and forms the torso of the five-member dino-combiner that ToyWorld is releasing. These images show off Corelock in his fully decoed state - details on release dates and prices are unavailable right now, but based on previous releases, expect him to run for $115 or thereabouts.

Thanks again to TFSource for the heads up - see their preorders for all ToyWorld's products here.
Views: 3,109

New Image of Takara LG13 Legends Megatron

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 01:45 AM by ORIO under Japanese Transformers
lg13-Megatron TF Yuki has posted on Twitter a larger, more clear reveal of the upcoming Takara Legends version of Generations Leader Class Megatron. The differences from the two 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.

Click on the title bar to view the new image!
Views: 5,959 / Credit: Jacer of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Robots In Disguise Happy Meal Promotion

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 11:48 PM by ORIO under Robots In Disguise (201x)
McRID McDonalds has updated their Happy Meal website with a preview of their next Happy Meal toy promotion. The next toy set will be a series of eight Robots In Disguise figures. This promotion will run along side a My Little Pony set of figures. The figures that will be available are:
  • Sideswipe
  • Fixit
  • Grimlock
  • Bumblebee
  • Underbite
  • Clampdown
  • Optimus Prime
  • Fracture

Check out the picture after the break!
Views: 3,812 / Credit: Shark Jumper of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Tops Japanese Sales Charts

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 04:56 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
tfmp24 Here is an interesting nugget of news we thought to share with you. Japanese retailer Toynes produces a weekly "top 5" of best selling items, and for the week of March 16 to March 22, the toy topping the charts is Masterpiece Star Saber - and considering that he only came out on 21 March unlike the rest of the chart, this is really impressive.

Of course, it is hard to judge if this surge was down to preorders, or whether this was purely in-store purchases, but in either case, it paints a very healthy picture for Masterpiece Star Saber's sales, and - dare we say - portends well for other fan-favorites getting the Masterpiece treatment down the line.
Views: 3,365

Akiva Goldsman Hired For A Transformers Cinematic Universe

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 03:25 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Akiva-Goldsman-Transformers-5 Paramount Pictures is launching a cinematic universe around its blockbuster Transformers property that will be overseen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, Deadline reports. It is stated that the Transformers Franchise will follow a Cinematic Universe, very much like the current Marvel, DC and Star Wars franchises. The series is said to have Sequels as well as Spin-offs.

Mr. Goldsman has worked on famous scripts such as A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and I Am Legend as well as the infamous Batman & Robin.

"Taking a page from Fox’s incubation of three Avatar sequels and what Disney is doing to revive Star Wars with a sequels and spinoffs, the studio is negotiating with Akiva Goldsman to work with franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a “writer’s room” that will incubate ideas for a potential multi-part Transformers sequel, and come up with potential spinoff films based on the billion-dollar franchise culled from the Hasbro toy line." says Deadline. "The Transformers expansion signals that Paramount is serious about competing with its studio peers when it comes to broadening big franchise properties." says TheWrap.

Stick with TFW2005 as we bring you the latest Transformers Movie News, as they happen.
Views: 3,348

Battle Tactics Event - Superion's Guard

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 03:23 PM by Jacer under Video Games
19319_461721480660810_8751827655954949910_n This weekend DeNA's Transformers Battle Tactics is having their second event, Superion's Guard!

Superion's Guard is now live on TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics! Play now to collect all 5 Aerialbots and unleash Superion!

Get in on the action and Play for FREE now:
http://www.transformersbattletactics.com/play?tbfb


Alpha Bravo and Fireflight are already unlockable characters in the game. Silverbolt, Air Raid and Skydive are the event exclusive characters along side Jackpot and Threadshot from the Transformers Subscription Service.
Views: 1,850

Transformers: Robots In Disguise In-Package Images Of Upcoming Toys

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 01:35 PM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
HAS24373 Several retailers have posted various in-package images of upcoming toys for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Toyline.

We've mirrored the images with this news post as well.
Views: 5,970 / Credit: Nevermore and Joe Moore of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1266

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 10:58 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! Get your preorders locked in, including the recently revealed Masterpiece Bluestreak!
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Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak.
Pre-order, Available in August 2015.
US$59.9
Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak. Preorder. Available in August 2015.

Action Toys Transformers 17" Ultimetal UM-01 Optimus Prime.
Limited Restock!
Pre-order, Available in August 2015.
US$849
http://www.robotkingdom.com/atuop.html

Generations 2015 Titan Devastator.
Pre-order, Available in Summer 2015.
US$159.9
Generations 2015 Titan Devastator. Pre-order, available Summer 2015.

Planet X PX-05 Quirinus.
Pre-order, Available in June 2015.
US$79.9
Planet X PX-05 Quirinus. Pre-order, available June 2015.

SXS R-02 Overclocking.
Pre-order, Available end of March 2015.
US$79.9
SXS R-02 Overclocking. Preorder. Available in March 2015.

Robot in Disguise 2015 Legion Wave 3 Sealed Case of 8 (Hasbro).
Pre-order, Available on 31st March 2015.
US$49.9
Robot in Disguise 2015 Legion Wave 3 Sealed Case of 8 (Hasbro). Preorder! Available on 31 Mar 2015!

Iron Factory Limited Edition IF-EX03 SonicTech & Fellows- Twincast Version.
Pre-order, Available May 2015.
US$42.9
Iron Factory Limited Edition IF-EX03 SonicTech & Fellows- Twincast Version. Preorder! Available in May 2015

Angry Birds: Transformers Update Brings New Characters And New Features

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 06:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Angry-Birds-Transformers-Stella-Arcee Angry Birds: Transformers Mobile Game was updated today, bringing new characters and new areas to unlock.

Strangely, no official notice was made regarding the update other than the fact that a Bug Fix was done to improve the stability and performance. However, 2005 Boards Member MrByatis is bringing us the information and images from the update.

First of all, two new characters are introduced to the game and both of them represented by Stella. One character is Blackarachnia from Transformers: Animated and the other one being Arcee (finally!!!) who was teased for so long on the old Loading Screen. Rovio released two games based on Stella recently and we can assume that this is the reason why Arcee was delayed.

Other features include:
  • New areas to be unlocked on the map
  • New Challenges
  • Skywarp Airfield Repair Functionality (requires 5000 coins)
  • New Loading Screen image
  • New Jenga modes
  • Character weapons and abilities changed
  • New character animations when thanking buddies

Update: We have an update for the Angry Birds: Transformers game update (Ha!). 2005 Boards Member Cax6ton is informing us that the long awaited Cloud Saving feature is now active on the game (again, finally!). Hopefully this means no more lost progress due to various circumstances such as game updates, OS updates and random loss of game data.

The new update is rolling out on the Android platform at the moment and our members who are using the iOS platform confirmed that the update is not yet available for them. Patience, folks… it will come.

Check out the screenshots by MrByatis, after the jump.
Views: 3,206 / Credit: MrByatis and Cax6ton of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Combiner Wars Dead End In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 06:06 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Dead-End-Robot-27 With the news that we are getting a Combiner Wars Wildrider as a repaint of Dead End, now seemed like a great time to share a look at Combiner Wars Dead End!

Dead End is a sports car, and a sharp looking one at that. The robot transformation is actually quite straightforward, but one thing I liked on the transformation was the way the legs rotated around, in a manner that somewhat recalls the style of the original toy's transformation. Robot mode is decent, with a good range of articulation, and big feet mean it is easy to pose Dead End. Special mention should go to the glorious shade of red used, which nicely evokes the deco of the original Dead End. I also liked his weapon, a smokestack. Among a line of toys with huge guns, swords, guns that double up as swords and so forth, it is refreshing to see a character going to battle with what is, essentially, a lead pipe to bludgeon his enemies.

Overall, the Combiner Wars Dead End is a decent release. He's solid and has some cool touches. Check out our gallery and see for yourself:

Combiner Wars Dead End gallery
Views: 5,766

Record Store Day 2015 exclusive: Shockwave discography

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 06:04 PM by KidDynamite under Other News
shockwave_1 Now here's an interesting entry, and something of a blast from the past. Revelation Records has announced a Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue of the entire discography of the 90's era Erie PA hardcore band Shockwave. For those that don't remember, Shockwave was a Transformers themed band through and through, with albums and songs named after Transformers, G1 audio samples, and a band logo featuring a masked Decepticon symbol.

The record is called The World is Ours: The Complete Recordings and is on double clear vinyl 12" in a gatefold sleeve. In a really nice touch, it also includes a clear red flexi 7" that can be used as a tech spec decoder on the album art.


This looks like a really nice and certainly unexpected release from this long dormant band. Check out the reveal video after the jump.
Views: 2,553 / Credit: Revelation Records, dinorobo of the 2005 Boards!

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.
Views: 9,091

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: 3,649 / 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: 1,894 / Credit: highlander3000 of the 2005 Boards!
 
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