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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.

Takara-Tomy Legends Swerve, Tailgate and Brainstorm Decos Teased

Posted on 09-18-2014 at 05:06 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
thumb_lg09 Takara-Tomy have begun to update their website to show off the next few releases in their Transformers Legends line. Swarp aka Swerve, Tailgate and Brainstorm now have thumbnail images on the release listing for the line, although there's no full images in the Takara-Tomy product catalog - yet.

What we can see from the images are that Swerve and Tailgate both feature some darker colors compared to their US releases - Swerve has a darker maroon closer to his original tone, and Tailgate's teal is also darker. His chest has some silver on it, and there's an Autobot symbol on the torso.

Brainstorm meanwhile has a much more detailed deco - lots more painted details on the torso including some silver on the torso and red and silver on the chest wings.

Keep it TFW for more news as it emerges - we expect Takara-Tomy will release full images of these three fairly soon.
Views: 4,170 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

TCC Figure Subscription Service Serpent O.R. New Image

Posted on 09-18-2014 at 03:08 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
SERPENTORpreview The Transformers Collector's Club updated their homepage with the fifth reveal of the TFSS 3.0. Today's reveal is the Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover Serpent O.R.!

From the TCC's press release: The Transformers Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service (TFSS) for version 3.0 is at the half way point, and we only have two reveals left! A very interesting figure that has appeal to fans of both Transformers and G.I. Joe, this character is a mix of the greatest military minds from throughout human history meshed with Cybertronian technology - Serpent O.R.!

Check out the new image after the jump and if you're interested, head over to the Transformers Collectors Club homepage to find out more and sign up for the third year of the TCC figure subscription service, which will feature in addition to Serpent O.R., Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Kreon, Tarantulas, a Generation 2 Starscream, Krok with Gatoraider, and Nacelle.
Views: 3,343 / Credit: Autobot City Comics 2008 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Cloud Roadbuster and Hellwarp New Image

Posted on 09-18-2014 at 09:08 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
bnr_tfcloud140918 Hat tip to TFW2005 boards member PoweredConvoy for linking us to a new promo image for the newest Transformers Cloud figures: Roadbuster and Hellwarp. The promo image found on the TakaraTomy Mall's home page not only gives us another look at the Takara exclusive repaints, but also provides a preorder window of September 24 - November 4, 2014. As with past releases, several of TFW's sponsors may also carry these figures.

As a reminder of who these characters are and what their paint schemes represent, Roadbuster is a Transformers Energon Ironhide themed repaint. He'll be the fourth release of TakaraTomy Mall exclusives.

Hellwarp is a little more obscure, but TFW's very own Sol Fury provides a great summary of who Hellwarp is: Hellwarp is a completely new, non-homage character, there was a Hellscream in 1998's Beast Wars Second, who was a remold of Cybershark to represent an evolved version of that show's Starscream. Hellwarp is a similar concept - a recolored version of Generations Skybyte to represent a cyborg shark evolution of skywarp. To top it off, the mohawk head that using the Skybyte mold gives Skywarp just might be a reference to Transformers Armada Skywarp, who also had a fin on his head. Hellwarp is the E-Hobby exclusive of the fourth set of Cloud releases.

Check it out after the jump and discuss away!
Views: 4,726 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Angry Birds Transformers: Foreman Pig as Lockdown Video

Posted on 09-18-2014 at 08:45 AM by StayingInTheBox under Video Games
RovioMobile updated their YouTube channel with a brand new Angry Birds Transformers clip, this time showing off the Foreman Pig as Lockdown! Lockdown is seen in his Age of Extinction movie form, this time with the ability to show off a few dance moves. Check it out below!

Views: 709 / Credit: optimegatron of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - Only Human

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 11:54 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tumblr_inline_nc2glsVcMY1slbwep Transformers: Legends event Only Human is now live.

Event Synopsis:
RODIMUS, ULTRA MAGNUS, SPRINGER and ARCEE foil VICTOR DRATH’S attempt to steal the powerful, but volatile, Newtronium. DRATH, fed up with their constant interference, calls on the mercenary OLD SNAKE for help.

VICTOR DRATH lures the AUTOBOTS into a trap, and using OLD SNAKE’S technology, transfers their minds into the bodies of synthoids. OLD SNAKE convinces DRATH to use the now-mindless AUTOBOTS as weapons, by outfitting them with controls.

Meanwhile, as the RODIMUS and his friends get used to their new bodies, they learn that DRATH and OLD SNAKE are going to use their bodies to blow up AUTOBOT CITY. It is now a race against time, as the now-human AUTOBOTS try to warn the city and stop VICTOR DRATH’S forces.

Will the AUTOBOTS reclaim their bodies, or will they be trapped in them forever? Will OLD SNAKE be able to help VICTOR DRATH destroy AUTOBOT CITY and claim his revenge? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS – “ONLY HUMAN”!

Also, we want to wish a Happy 30th Birthday to Transformers!


Note: A bug has been identified where the stats of this event's EVO cards are underpowered. Mobage/DeNA is working on a fix.
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The Hub No More - Discovery to Rebrand the Hub and Take Larger Stake

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 04:32 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
hub Deadline is reporting that The Hub, a joint venture with Discovery Networks and Hasbro, is no more. The channel will be re-branded in "Discovery: XYZ" fashion, most likely Discovery Family. They will also be taking a larger stake of the channel by acquiring Hasbro shares. Hasbro will retain some interest and continue to provide programming from 9 AM - 3 PM, so we should still see Transformers and other programming on the station. Whether or not they will also get prime time slots for first run episodes, not mentioned here. Check the full details over at Deadline and discuss on the forums!
Views: 3,999 / Credit: Timelord Megs, Kickback of the 2005 Boards!

Buster Jones (Voice Actor for G1 Blaster) Passed Away (1943-2014)

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 01:26 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
BC12-Buster Sad news to report today as Buster Jones, the voice actor known to Transformers fans for his role as Generation 1 Blaster, has passed away at the age of 71. This news comes way via Noblemania. Buster Jones was also known for his work as Black Vulcan on Superfriends and Winston Zeddemore on The Real Ghostbusters. Some fans were fortunate enough to meet Buster Jones at BotCon 2012 where he shared some of Blaster's most memorable lines with hundreds of Transformers fans.

Your contribution to this franchise will always be remembered. Rest in peace Buster Jones.
Views: 2,275 / Credit: blue death of the 2005 Boards!

Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia to attend TFcon Chicago 2014

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 12:01 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Blackarachnia TFcon is very pleased to welcome voice actor Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines to TFcon Chicago 2014.

Venus will be taking part in Q&A panels and signing for the attendees of the America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1. AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships. JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye. Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH and LIVIO RAMONDELLI. More guests TBA.

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Transformers at 30 - Anniversary of the premiere of the first episode!

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 11:00 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
05transformers On this day in Transformers history – September 17, 1984 was the date of the premiere of the very first Transformers cartoon. More than Meets the Eye part 1 brought to TV screens the saga of the Transformers – journeying from planet Cybertron to Earth in search of precious energy sources to rejuvenate their world.

In the 30 years that have passed in between, we’ve had over 720 episodes of Transformers. Those 720 episodes have spanned no less than 17 different cartoon shows, each with its own unique premise, but all tracing themselves back to the great pedigree set down by the first ever episode of Transformers, which aired this day in 1984.

As a fan who was around in 1984, I can remember watching the original trilogy of More than Meets the Eye cartoon episodes on a VHS tape called “Arrival from Cybertron”. More than Meets the Eye / Arrival for Cybertron opened up for me this whole fantastical world of transforming alien robots – leaving their home which was critically low on energy and crashlanding on our own four million years ago, only to awaken in a volcanic tremor and resume their war on Earth.

The premiere trilogy wasted no time in cutting straight to the action, and quickly established the roster of personalities. It was a very good, strong start for the show that did an excellent job of world-building and setting out who was who - and of course, it was followed by an excellent first season that built off the strong foundation.

On this day, we celebrate the first Transformers cartoon, and the rich legacy that it led to – because there can be little doubt that without such a strong cartoon to back it up, the Transformers may not have gained the momentum it did to break through and become the phenomenon that it is today.

On an aside, you might be amused to know that the very first Transformer to appear on screen in this first episode is none other than Wheeljack, closely followed by Bumblebee. Perhaps by accident or design, any day now Wheeljack is going to celebrate his role as the first Transformer to appear on screen by getting his very own Masterpiece toy released – and as with the cartoon, a Masterpiece Bumblebee is following closely after.
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Masterpiece MP-20 Wheeljack New In Hand Images

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 10:00 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27468083d1410963660-mp20-masterpiece-wheeljack-99_12489_65e13194dcd6f1a Thanks to ACtoys, we have our first in hand images of the soon to be released Masterpiece Wheeljack! Provided in the attached post are some images of MP-20 in all of his glory, both in robot mode and vehicle mode. Wheeljack is slated to be released in Japan later this week/beginning of next week, North American retailers should see their shipments come in shortly after that. Soon, the wait is almost over!

For now, check out what images we have and be on the lookout for the TFW2005 gallery coming soon.
Views: 5,256 / Credit: ambitron of the 2005 Boards!

Diamond Comics Shipping List For 24th September

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 07:55 AM by SilverOptimus under Comics
STK648288 We've received the Diamond Comics shipping list for the comics which are due to hit next Wednesday from TFW2005 member D-Drive!

Next week we have Transformers: Robots In Disguise #33 Dawn Of The Autobots and Transformers: Animates Season 3 by Shout! Factory.

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #33 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS (also shipping 1-in-10, subscription & Giant Robot Comics exclusive covers)
(W) John Barber (A) Sarah Stone (CA) Andrew Griffith
WHEELJACK REBORN! After months unconscious, WHEELJACK awakens to find a strange, new CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM rules-OPTIMUS PRIME has made peace with MEGATRON-and WINDBLADE controls the city. What's a scientist to do... but uncover the greatest mystery in TRANSFORMERS history?

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED DVD SEASON 03
From Shout! Factory. The third and final season of the Cartoon Network series, finally available on DVD! The epic battle between the valiant Autobots and treacherous Decepticons rages on in the third and final season of Transformers Animated! Join Optimus Prime and his heroic team as they protect the mighty AllSpark from Megatron and his evil band of Decepticons, while also managing to protect the rest of their new home planet - Earth - from its own dastardly fiends! Does this former maintenance team have it what it takes?
Views: 1,459 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Exhibit Coming To Indianapolis Children's Museum Next Year

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 06:33 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
transformers2 The official website of Children's Museum, Indianapolis is informing us that a Transformers Exhibit is coming to the museum next year.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye
March 7–July 26, 2015

As Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS franchise celebrates its 30th Anniversary, get ready for a museum exhibit that shows the fun and innovation that has gone into the creation of the iconic robots. This exhibit will showcase the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons, including favorites like Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. Since their introduction in 1984, TRANSFORMERS characters have converted from robots to vehicles, jets, dinosaurs, and animals. The excitement and fast-paced action of a brand new animated series, Robots in Disguise from Hasbro Studios will debut in 2015 and the exhibit will feature new characters that will be sure to inspire families to create even more new stories. What are the secrets to creating something that can move and twist and contort itself into an entirely different being? TRANSFORMERS fans of all generations can use their own imaginations and explore the design and engineering that goes into crafting these beloved characters.

TRANSFORMERS, all related characters and MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2014 Hasbro. All rights reserved.
Views: 1,511 / Credit: Moroni Prime of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Animated Series Panel At New York Comic Con 2014

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 05:57 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
hasbro-transformers_1402605359_1405027234 New York Comic Con 2014 schedule is up and there is a dedicated panel for the upcoming Transformers Animated Series; Transformers: Robots In Disguise.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Thu. October 9| 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | 1A21

Hasbro invites Fans to join Special Guests from Hasbro Studios and voice talent from the new animated series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, airing in early 2015, as they share details behind the making of the new series and a sneak peek of what’s to come, including reveals of new characters and more.

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We do not know whether the Sneak Peek is a new one or the same as what was shown during San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Since the Hub TV Network is celebrating its 4th Anniversary in October, there is a good chance that we will hear a definitive airdate for the new Cartoon Series.
Views: 2,676 / Credit: JazzSanti86 of the 2005 Boards!

Drift: Empire of Stone #1, Transformers #35, and Angry Birds Transformers #1 Preview Pages

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 01:33 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
153138_633346_13 Previewsworld once again brings us some cool comic news. They've posted a listing dedicated to the November 2014 Transformers comic releases, complete with a few preview pages from three of the books out in November - Angry Birds Transformers #1, Transformers #35 (the book formerly known as Robots in Disguise) and lastly, a preview of Drift: Empire of Stone #1.

All three previews lack dialog - and color, in the case of Angry Birds - but are an exciting advance look at these upcoming issues. We're particularly excited that Sideswipe looks to be getting to exercise his "jet judo" - what do you like? Share your thoughts in the discussion thread linked below.
Views: 3,041 / Credit: primushatesyou of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Solicitations for December 2014

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 01:22 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK656815 Previewsworld have listed the solicits for the Transformers comics coming our way from IDW in December 2014. The year is closed out with the 36th issues of More than Meets the Eye and the comic formerly known as Robots in Disguise, plus issue 2 of Drift: Empire of Stone, Transformers VS G.I. Joe #5, Transformers Angry Birds #2 and a trade paperback, Transformers VS G.I. Joe Volume 1.

Read on for the full solicits after the break, and also check out the covers, attached to this post.
Views: 1,757 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!
 
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