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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 MP-23 Exhaust Revealed

Posted on 09-01-2014 at 10:59 PM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
MP23a Let's get the week started off right, how about a new Masterpiece reveal?! Just revealed via Tag Hobby is Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust! MP-23 is a redeco of the soon to be released MP-20 Wheeljack with a new head. This Masterpiece figure appears to be based on the Diaclone figure that became wheelback, better known as "Marlboro Wheeljack." The character name of Exhaust looks to be an original name given to this "new" character.

We'll keep you updated as more news becomes available. For now, enjoy the first image of MP-23 Exhaust!
Views: 3,567 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber and Generation 1 Star Saber Comparison Image

Posted on 09-01-2014 at 04:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
797781ac72276b1122a698a85adbea5b_zps91cff113 After what feels like days of teases with individual parts shown side by side, we've got the payoff from Hisashi Yuki in the form of a full, side by side comparison of the new Masterpiece Star Saber and Generation 1 Star Saber. As we mentioned earlier, Masterpiece Star Saber is slightly taller than his Generation 1 counterpart and is better proportioned, as this image demonstrates. We can also see how the design is very closely modeled on the animation model of Star Saber giving the robot a very dynamic look. All in all, Masterpiece Star Saber is shaping up well and promises to be an excellent addition to our Masterpiece Transformers collections - check out the image and see for yourself.
Views: 4,261 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Wheeljack Asia Exclusive Collector Coin

Posted on 09-01-2014 at 10:17 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
6957ef6826cd732135899fbf50588b06_zps91eeead6 Transformers Asia have updated with some details of the collector coin which is being released alongside Masterpiece Wheeljack in Asian markets (excluding Japan). As with past releases, the coin features some pretty sweet packaging, in this case, packaging which slides sideways to reveal the coin. When closed, the packaging resembles Wheeljack's racing stripes. Check out the image attached to this story.
Views: 2,538 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

Jagex Transformers Universe Pandemic and Megatron teaser images

Posted on 09-01-2014 at 10:04 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
1904023_686459028089689_440795719859674832_n After a quiet couple of weeks following the launch of the public beta, Jagex have updated their Transformers Universe Facebook page with some new teaser images.

First up is a look at a look at a new Decepticon, who we believe is named Pandemic. He sports a nifty purple and gold color scheme - and judging by the ground about his feet, he might fight using some kind of tentacles or vines. Or maybe it's just a fancy effect.

Next up is someone we all know - Megatron! More specifically, this is Jagex's take on Megatron, who seems to be on the "warrior" end of the spectrum, a Decepticon marked with wounds of a dozen battles and untroubled by any of them. His design seems to bring in a bit of inspiration from the War for Cybertron designs - check it out!
Views: 5,216 / Credit: Achilles1943 of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber supermode size comparison

Posted on 09-01-2014 at 09:57 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
f5372bdf719883ed8ad7ed7b5a71e14b_zps0a36ea5f Hisashi Yuki has tweeted out a new image, showing the V-Star component of Masterpiece Star Saber and Generation 1 Star Saber in their robot modes. Interestingly, while the Masterpiece version of the Brain of Courage and Saber are smaller than their originals, the full Masterpiece Star Saber is marginally bigger than its original form. There's evidence of some better proportions on the Masterpiece version, such as an elongated torso, and you can again see plenty more detail on the Masterpiece Star Saber - right down to some little doors on the inside of the legs, to conceal the hinges that let the lower legs swing out for the V-Star transformation. Check out the image attached to this post.
Views: 4,250 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Windblade In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 08-31-2014 at 04:35 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
WindbladeRobot48 Next up in our series of gallery updates, we have a look at the Fan-built 'bot herself, Windblade! She's billed as "the first fan-built bot" as well as being the 30th in the series of 30 special edition releases to commemorate 30 years of Transformers. She's also something quite rare in modern Transformers - a complete new character rather than a homage or a reference to someone in the past lore.

Windblade has evidently had a lot of time spent on her toy. From her detailed paint apps to her sword complete with scabbard and removable fan in her "hair", Windblade really does live up to the billing of being a bit special. She's got a cool design with a few nice touches, including the ability to angle her VTOLs forward, the aforementioned removable fan, and the sword, which can be sheathed in a scabbard with a variety of different posing options. The scabbard has tabs on either side which can fit into any of the "cuts" for the swivel joints as well as groves on the jet nosecone, so Windblade can wear her sword on her back, her hip, and so on. The scabbard also has a 5mm handgrip allowing you to do some nifty poses involving Windblade drawing her sword - we quickly found she could do a lot of fun samurai poses.

We really like Windblade and hope that we can see more toys with her standard of design, detail and "nice touches" come along soon enough. Check out our gallery and see if you agree:

Generations Windblade Gallery
Views: 6,305

Toys R Us Exclusive Optimus Prime Evolution 2 Pack Sighted In The US

Posted on 08-31-2014 at 06:52 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Movie
image The Toys R Us exclusive Optimus Prime Evolution 2 pack which was sighted in Hong Kong earlier this month, has now surfaced stateside. 2005 boards member C130 Ginrai spotted this set in a Toys R Us in Tustin, California.

This set features Optimus Prime(Evolutions Then) using the Classic 2006 mold. Meanwhile Optimus Prime(Evolutions Now) uses the Evasion Mode Optimus Prime mold. Unlike the initial stock photos however, the Classics Optimus here now features painted yellow eyes. Meanwhile Evasion Optimus no longer has the battle mask head sculpt.

Happy hunting! Post your Transformers sightings here and if you've made the 1st sighting of a new Transformers item, feel free to share the news in our Transformers news forum!
Views: 8,277 / Credit: C130 Ginrai of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Jhiaxus In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 12:53 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
JhiaxusRobot67 We've got another new Generations toy to share a look at with you today! The next wave of Generations will shortly be arriving at US retail and one of the four new toys being released in the new assortment will be Jhiaxus!

Generations Jhiaxus is the second time that the main antagonist of the 12 issue Marvel Transformers Generation 2 series has got a toy, but this is the first one to have been molded to look like his comic incarnation - that said, he's got the colors of his previous toy release, a store exclusive in the Robots in Disguise line. Either way, it's the first time Jhiaxus has has a mass retail, non-exclusive release!

Jhiaxus is a remold of the Generations Armada Starscream, an extensive remold that sees him gain not only a new head but a completely reworked chest / upper torso, jet nosecone, wings, tailfins and weapons. A new transformation step is also added, with the nose of the jet now folding into the chest instead of just hanging in front of the robot's waist. There's plenty of details in the design too, though the bright orange colors - and it really is a garish shade - does make it hard to properly appreciate the level of detail worked in.

Check out our gallery and see what you think!

Generations Jhiaxus gallery
Views: 6,186

Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream In-Hand Images

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 09:15 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
CIMG8759_zpsb31f624e TFW2005 member Masabon has kindly shared with us images of the latest releases in Takara-Tomy's Transformers Cloud line. The newly released figures are Brawn, who is a Takara-Tomy Mall exclusive and a remold of Transformers Prime First Edition Bulkhead. Joining him is a triple-changing Starscream who is a redeco of Generations Doubledealer, with the nul-rays from Masterpiece Starscream. "Stardealer" is an E-Hobby exclusive. Check out the images of both figures after the break.
Views: 5,455 / Credit: Masabon of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber core robot new images

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 09:07 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
BwQlPLyCQAEJqWa Hishashi Yuki has tweeted some new images of Masterpiece Star Saber. In these new images we can see the core robot, Saber, folded up into the mode where he forms the chest of the combined Star Saber supermode. There's a comparison shot with the original Star Saber's chest - demonstrating again that the new one is a little smaller but much sharper on the details - along with a shot of Masterpiece Saber wearing Generation 1 Star Saber's body - it's not a perfect fit! Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 6,675 / Credit: unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!

Bold Forms Wildfire / Breakdown

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 09:00 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
10599412_749462405095020_6885749691326869720_n Third party group Bold Forms have recently updated their Facebook page with a look at their second unofficial third party Stunticon. The second release in their Stunticons will be named Wildfire, and will be a homage to Generation 1 Breakdown. As with their Motormaster, Lone Wolf, this offering is very much like a reimagined version of the Generation 1 toy with modern standards of articulation worked in. Check out the rendered image attached to this post.
Views: 6,179 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Power Battler Nemesis Prime New Images

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 01:20 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
1477643_508146869287917_1192952825089771246_n Autobase Aichi on Facebook has updated with some new images of the Takara-Tomy Japanese market exclusive figure, Lost Age Nemesis Prime. Nemesis Prime is a black and teal redeco of the Power Battler Optimus Prime, complete with a red sword (of fury!)

Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 5,162 / Credit: Autobase Aichi

Age of Extinction Generation 1 Deco Slog New Official Images

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 01:13 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10603225_10152655401337726_8233454693989424647_n The Transformers Colombia Facebook group has shared some new images of the Amazon exclusive Generation 1 deco of Age of Extinction Slog. These new images show this sharp retro decoed toy in both his modes as well as giving us a look at the packaging - check them out attached to this story.
Views: 4,592 / Credit: Transformers Colombia

Target Exclusive Age of Extinction Collection Six Pack Released at US Retail

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 01:04 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
8lhFRwih The Transformers Age of Extinction collection pack of six one-step changer Transformers has now been sighted at US retail. The set of six figures includes the one-step changer versions of Bumblebee, Drift, Lockdown, Dinobot Slug and Dinobot Grimlock, along with an exclusive-to-this-set Silver Knight Optimus Prime one-step changer. It was sighted at Target in Richfield, MN by TFW2005 member Mister Gone
Views: 5,953 / Credit: Spliffdizzle, Mister Gone of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Primacy #2 iBooks Preview

Posted on 08-29-2014 at 04:52 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
TF_PRIMACY_02_COV_A225x225-75 Apple's iBooks have put up a brief three-page preview of Transformers Primacy issue #2, due out on 10 September! Issue #2 kicks off with an appearance by the Stunticons - one of the Decepticon special teams who will be getting new toys in next year's Combiner Wars series! Check out the preview for some great Stunticon action!
Views: 2,501 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!
 
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