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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.

New Transformers Concept Art

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 09:05 AM by ORIO under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Grimlock-concept The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with new concept art featuring characters from Transformers Age Of Extinction. Click on the title bar to check out concept art for:
  • Lockdown
  • Grimlock
  • Strafe
  • Crosshairs
  • Scorn
Views: 657 / Credit: Slingshot of the 2005 Boards!

In-Hand, Final Images of Mastermind Creations R-08 Azalea

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 08:57 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
azalea3 Thanks to the weibo page of Leopard Boxers, Eric Tan on Facebook, and 2005 Board user UranusDD, we have some in-hand and final images of Mastermind Creations R-08, Azalea. This take on IDW's interpretation of Arcee is shipping now. She features a cybertronian styled vehicle mode and twin swords and as we can see from these pictures, a ton of poseability. These pictures also offer us some comparison shots with Classics Hot Rod and Generations Voyager Springer

Take a look at the images after the break!
Views: 783 / Credit: zfarsh, Daim Choc, uranusDD of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bumblebee In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:52 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27475270d1414056949-mp-21-masterpiece-bumblebee-99_117112_5ef363504b213f5 Happy Thursday! We've got some great in-hand images of Masterpiece Bumblebee to share with you this morning, courtesy of dlarirang from ACToys!

You can see from these images that Masterpiece Bumblebee is appropriately short for his diminutive stature - he's around the size of a small deluxe. Worry not though because dlarirang reports that the transformation is satisfyingly complicated particularly with respect of the legs. The color is also described as being fairly close to the orange end of yellow - no bright yellow Bees here! It's noted that the fists are different from past Masterpieces and are a solid piece, without articulated fingers likely owing to the smaller size.

Check out the images after the break and get excited for the Masterpiece series release of the little yellow 'bot!
Views: 2,469 / Credit: Ambitron of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 326 Now Online

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:51 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
_DSC7050_zpsa2f873c3 Shortly before his 48-hour Film Project adventure, Vangelus debriefed some NYCC reveals with Aaron and TJ while discussing the taboo of saddles.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 326

If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes.

Transformers Primacy Issues 3 and 4 Subscription Covers by Sarah Stone

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:23 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
tumblr_ndk163WOEM1rojbapo1_1280 IDW's Tumblr has been active this week, posting up the cool subscription variant covers for Transformers Primacy issues 3 and 4.

Both covers are by the talented Sarah Stone and feature arch rivals locked in combat - Metroplex VS Trypticon for issue 3 and Optimus Prime VS Megatron for issue 4. Check them out attached to this post or at the links above!

Takara-Tomy Legends Convoy (Optimus Primal) In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:15 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
hnCTn4q Via the twitter account of Yuki Ohshima we have some in-hand images of the Transformers Legends LG-02 Convoy aka Optimus Primal. This new release of the original 1996 Ultra Class toy from Beast Wars features the tweaked tooling originally used when the mold was rereleased in 2006 for the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary. For those unfamiliar, Yuki Ohshima was the artist who the Kiss Players manga, and designed the female characters for that series. Looks like he is on art for this new line - which could be interesting once the female Autobots come around... !

Takara-Tomy's own PR twitter has also released an in-box image of both Convoy and Rattle (Rattrap) along with the original teaser image of the femmebots Arcee, Windblade and Chromia, now un-silhouetted!
Views: 1,286 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Licensed Masterpiece Prowl and Wheeljack Sticker Sets

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 06:10 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27475279d1414060001-hasbro-ocean-design-licensed-stickers-mp-wheeljack-mp-prowl-1237492_745407045526 Via Meteor Operation we have learned that Hasbro Asia have teamed up with Ocean Design to offer some official upgrade stickers for Masterpiece Prowl and Masterpiece Wheeljack. These sets add in lots of extra details like Wheeljack's sponsorship details or Prowl's chevrons on his shoulders. There are also some other optional ones on both sets, such as Chinese police logos for Prowl.

These are being offered now on Taobao and other sellers who carry the Ocean Designs stickers.
Views: 995 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron 30th Anniversary Exclusive In Hand Image

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 12:15 AM by Jacer under Transformers Masterpiece
10658973_935770409785105_7297257226353515338_o Wow that was quick. One of our sponsors, BigBadToyStore just updated their listing for MP-05G with a fresh out of box image. Megatron is spotting a new metallic gold chrome finish, separating itself from prior releases and reissues of the mold which showcased Megatron's traditional silver color scheme.

Think he will suffer from Gold Plastic Syndrome? Share your thoughts in the discussion thread!
Views: 2,252 / Credit: Onslaught24 of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Jetfire

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:46 PM by Jacer under Generation 1
B0l-UuqCYAAj7Az The Loyal Subjects just posted via Twitter a teaser of what seems to be our first glimpse of possibly one of their wave 4 figures, Jetfire, along side a fan's sketch of the character. This is pretty exciting considering wave 3 is not released yet, nor is the full listing of characters for the wave. Another interesting thing is that on the side of Jetfire there is a hole for a button. A similar hole was used for Wave 2's Optimus Prime's speech box.

Join the discussion after the jump!
Views: 1,594 / Credit: Loyal Subjects

Transformers: Age Of Extinction GAC Trumpchi GS5 SUV Commercial

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:23 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-Of-Extinction-GAC-Trumpchi-GS5-SUV-Commercial 2005 Boards Member bellpeppers is sharing with us a very cool commercial for Transformers: Age Of Extinction, advertising the GAC Trumpchi GS5 SUV. You may remember that GAC was a sponsor for the movie and one of their cars; the Trumpchi e-Jet was even featured in the movie.

VFX Artist Joaquim Montserrat is sharing this video and he has this to say:

A commercial for GAC GS5, a chinese SUV that is sponsoring the Transformers 4 movie. This is the VFX edit as nearly 20% of the VFX were cut from the broadcasted edit.

This was graded in Resolve, modeled and animated in Max, rendered with VRay and composited in Nuke.

  • VFX Supervision: Julien Vanhoenacker
  • VFX Producer: Sahattaya Chantanop
  • VFX Artists: Joaquim Montserrat, Alejandro Garcia, Pichaya Popanyasak, Gabriel Maymon, Chanon Adisakkitti, Brad Lorimer, Natthakit Sarunsikarin
  • Compositing: Daniel Eggert, Ankit Vajpayee

You can find the "Making of" video at Vimeo as well.
Views: 1,512 / Credit: bellpeppers of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - The B Team - Part Deux

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:10 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tumblr_inline_ndv0w6xhWr1slbte5 The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event is now live. Titled as The B Team - Part Deux, the event features PIPES, SWERVE, SKYHAMMER, HUBCAP, OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR.

Event Synopsis:
With the surgical strikes perpetrated by BUMBLEBEE and his team a success, OPTIMUS PRIME orders PIPES to put together a team to protect a group of researchers at a seaside town.

As predicted, OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR attack the town, trying to steal the research for the DECEPTICONS’ leader. PIPES, SWERVE, SKYHAMMER, and HUBCAP strike back, intent on using their innate talents to keep their enemies from fulfilling their vile mission.

Will PIPES and his team prevail, or will OVERBITE and NAUTILATOR be able to destroy their diminutive enemies? Find out on TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS – “The B Team, Part Deux!”

This event is the second part of the 06/29/2013 event; The Bee Team.
Views: 1,218

IDW January 2015 Solicitations

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:11 AM by ORIO under Comics
JansolicitsMTMTE37sub Comic Book Resources has updated their website to include solicitations for the month of January from IDW Publishing. Check out the list of comics to be offered below.
  • Transformers vs G.I. JOE #6
  • Transformers: Punishment
  • Transformers #37—Days of Deception
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #37—Days of Deception
  • Transformers: Drift—Empire of Stone #3
  • Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac
  • Transformers: Dark Cybertron
  • Angry Birds/Transformers #3

Click the title bar to read the full solicitations and view the covers of these issues. But, be warned, spoilers may be present!
Views: 3,003 / Credit: MechaV of the 2005 Boards!

WTF@TFW Podcast episode 325 now online

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:06 AM by StayingInTheBox under Site Updates
12092121high_zpsa00eeba6 Shortly before his NYCC 2014 adventure, Vangelus was joined by Seth Buzzard to talk a little business and a little ro…business.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 325

If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes.

Diamond Comics Shipping list for October 29th

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 09:04 AM by ORIO under Comics
mtmte34 2005 board member D-Drive has once again provided us with Diamond Comics Shipping List for next Wednesday, October 29th. On tap next week for our beloved Robots In Disguise is:

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #34 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)

(W) James Roberts (A) Atilio Rojo (CA) Brendan Cahill
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.

Click on the title bar to discuss!
Views: 1,120 / Credit: D-Drive

New Upcoming Takara Figure Images - Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Fembots, And More

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 11:16 PM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
fo20113 Via TAG Hobby, we have new images from the latest Figure King magazine, showing off a few upcoming Takara Transformers. Among them are some new looks at the the Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, Black Knight Dinobots Scorn, Strafe, and Slug, and also in-package shots of Masterpiece Bumblebee and a few other upcoming Takara Legends releases.

As can be seen here, all of these figures are done up to be more accurate to their past fictional depictions - Optimus has extensive remolding to resemble how he looked in AOE more, Arcee and Chromia have been colored to better match their G1 cartoon appearances, and Windblade has paint apps specifically matching the way she's been drawn by Sarah Stone in the IDW comics.

A few interesting tidbits can also be gleaned from what we see of Armor Knight Optimus here - it seems his face does not change by way of a simple removable faceplate as many had speculated, but by having two alternate faces built into his head. He also appears to have new boxart and comes already-posed in his famous AOE stance in the box.

Check 'em out and discuss after the break!
Views: 9,734 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!
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