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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.

Stylin Online - Black Friday WEEK Begins Today!

Posted on 11-24-2014 at 10:27 AM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
black-friday-week Stylin Online is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a pre-game set of sales starting today! They will be running discounts on merchandise Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in addition to the normal Thanksgiving, Black Friday and beyond deals. Check the schedule below and head on over if you need something for yourself or your loved ones!
And, don't forget, they have a kick ass selection of Transformers too.

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TFW's Generations Brainstorm In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 03:12 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Brainstorm-Robot-50 We've got another great new Generations toy gallery to share with you. This time out, we have a gallery of a Headmaster and the Lost Light's mad scientist in residence - Brainstorm!

Generations Brainstorm does a grand job of updating the chunky original Generation 1 Brainstorm and his boxy proportions with a more modern and decidedly less boxy appearance, based on the More than Meets the Eye comic. It gives Brainstorm a very striking silhouette - this toy looks extremely good in both modes!

Brainstorm is also fun to fiddle with. As with most modern toys, he lacks waist articulation, and his wrists do not rotate, but everything else is there - including ball-jointed head articulation, which is cleverly incorporated into the Headmaster gimmick. Arcana has limited articulation when he's not being Brainstorm's noggin, with just his arms and head (!) being poseable. One word of warning - watch the blue-green paint on Arcana's legs, it seems to chip very easily.

Overall, Brainstorm looks great and is fun to play with. He's one of the most dynamic looking Voyagers to come out what has been an excellent year for the size class, capturing the spirit of the character extremely well and generally being a good, fun toy. Be a smart robin and check out the gallery to see for yourself:

Generations Brainstorm with Arcana gallery
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Transformers: Rising Mobile Game Soundtrack Info

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 03:00 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tfr_banner-960x500 Bets testing for the Transformers: Rising (English Version) is now over. Shanghai based outsourcing sound studio GameAudioLab has revealed some info about the game's soundtrack and some samples. Hopefully they’ll release the entire game music album one day.

"Game Audio Lab worked on China’s #1 Transformers game: “Transformers: Rising”.

With stunning music – mix of orchestral and electronic elements – and entertaining futuristic sound effects, our main challenge was to create a unique sound experience for gamers while keeping consistency with the existing Transformers’ audio identity.

This challenge was accomplished within 3 months.

“Transformers: Rising” is now one of the most played and famous mobile game over China, Hong Kong and Taiwai, with monthly revenue of 10 million RMB (approximately 1.67 million US dollars), marking the peak of DeNA China’s revenue of this year."

Q Transformers Movie and Generation 1 Series Wave 1 Official Images

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 11:30 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
Q-Rodimus-Robot Via Autobase Aichi's Facebook feed, we've got some nice official images to share with you of the Takara-Tomy Q Transformers. On show here we have official images of the first waves of both the movie series and also the Generation 1 series.

Each of the figures transforms from a cutesified version of their robot modes into Choro Q versions of their vehicle modes. This is a fitting bit of parallelism, since over 30 years ago before Transformers got started, some of Takara's earlier transforming robot toys were Choro Q vehicles in their Micro Change line - which would eventually become the Generation 1 Minibots. That means the Generation 1 Bumblebee in this series has gone full circle!

The Generation 1 series on show here includes Rodimus, Prowl, Sideswipe and Bumblebee. The Movie series includes Optimus Prime, Crosshairs, Lockdown and Bumblebee. These first two waves of figures are due out next month, in December 2014.
Views: 3,958 / Credit: Autobase Aichi of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Power Battlers Junkheap, Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee New Official Images

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 10:39 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Vehicon Official images of the Age of Extinction Power Battlers High Octane Bumblebee, Junkheap and Vehicon have surfaced online in a few places. These three toys collectively make up the Age of Extinction Power Battlers Wave 4.

These images, which we have mirrored from where they originally showed up online, on Target.com, show new views of the three toys, including a first look at their packaging.

Check them out attached to this post!
Views: 4,610 / Credit: Bumblebeej8, AzT of the 2005 Boards!

Clarification - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus in Australia

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 10:13 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus_1416593269 Courtesy of TFW2005 member and Ozformers administrator griffin-of-oz, we can post some clarification to our earlier report of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus' release in Australia next year:
  1. Kelvin Chan is not the artist for this project, but rather wrote the English language bio of the instruction booklet.
  2. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus is getting a limited Australian release of just 400 pieces. This release is 400 pieces of the Hong Kong / Hasbro Asia release of the Japanese Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, in a similar style to previous releases of other Masterpieces in Australia - such as the original Masterpiece MP-2 Ultra Magnus release.
  3. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus will arrive in Australia in early February, will be released in two batches (250 in February 2015 and 150 on 4 April 2015), and will retail for AU$299.99. He'll be available through Toys R Us Australia.
  4. It should go without saying as this is an import of the Japanese toy, but this does not relate to a US release.

It should also be noted this is not a rumor - this is confirmed, via a listing in Toys R Us Australia's computers relayed via Ozformers member Sinnertwin.

A big thanks to Griffin for the clarification!
Views: 1,827 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Mastermind Creations Cynicus Colored Prototype Images

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 04:22 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
3EB405F1-2A19-434D-9D4B-FFF75E8AD2E8_zpsnnrnqe0u Mastermind Creations has shared new images on their Facebook page of an upcoming product. This time, we get our first look at their interpretation of the IDW original comic character Cynicus AKA Vos of the Decepticon Justice Division! These new images show this deluxe sized figure in robot mode and sniper rifle mode. In sniper rifle mode he can be wielded by Mastermind Creations' Feral Rex figure. Lastly, this figure can remove his face just like the comic character does to tortute rogue Decepticons!

Check out the images after the break!
Views: 5,986 / Credit: Cheem The Rup

Angry Birds Transformers #1 Preview

Posted on 11-22-2014 at 12:09 PM by Mechafire under Comics
AB-TF-01-pr-1-9f87d In yet more comic news, Comic Book Resources has uploaded the preview for Angry Birds Transformers #1:

You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That’s right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet… the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!

See how this fun little story begins after the jump (if you won't mind spoilers), then pick up the full issue when it's released next Wednesday, November 26.
Views: 2,680 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Exhaust / Marlboor - Unable to be sold in the USA?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 07:28 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-235_1410200032 Troubling news comes to us via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store. Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust - who is based on the Diaclone "Marlboro" Wheeljack - apparently cannot be sold legally in the USA.

The problem comes from the fact that Exhaust uses a shape on his design - the rectangle with a triangular portion removed from the bottom - which is alleged to infringe the trade dress of Marlboro & Phillip Morris USA. Under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, these marks cannot be used on products that could be intended for children.

(You could make an argument for Exhaust being an "adult collectable" as he is a part of the high-end Masterpiece series, but ultimately the wider Transformers brand is targeted at children, and there's where the "could be intended" part swings in and catches this one).

The upshot of all this is that Big Bad Toy Store has been asked to remove listings for Exhaust, and have complied - anyone who preordered has been transferred to a non-public listing on the off chance that Takara-Tomy alters the deco; should this not happen (and this fan thinks it is unlikely) Big Bad Toy Store will refund preorders as they, and potentially other USA based online retailers, will not be able to sell Masterpiece Exhaust in the USA.


Read on for the full text of the email update from Big Bad Toy Store.
Views: 5,679 / Credit: Artic Warrior of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Ultra Magnus To Get Hasbro Asia Pacific Release?

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 01:02 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus An interesting piece of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus news just surfaced via Kelvin Chan's Facebook page. Kelvin Chan will be providing an English translation of the bio for MP Ultra Magnus for its Australian release. Let's get right to what's been said:

Okay, I can FINALLY reveal my secret now. The work that I did for Hasbro was working on the booklet for the Hasbro release of MASTERPIECE ULTRA MAGNUS. This toy is scheduled to be released in Hasbro Hong Kong's markets first on December 27, with the Australian release being April 2015.

It looks to be exclusive to Toys R Us. Price will be AU$299.99
SKN 086323


It is worth noting that this is a specific release for Australia, who import items for their market via Hasbro Hong Kong, which can include any of the Japanese market releases that Hasbro Hong Kong brings forward.

Join in on the ongoing discussion with the discussion link below!
Views: 6,973 / Credit: autotronprime of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1249

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 10:45 AM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom just dropped by with their latest newsletter. There's quite a few Masterpiece Transformers starting to ship out so get your preorders in!

Hi,
Here is a quick update from Robotkingdom.

Free TF Movie 3 Trading Cards for every orders and unsent Preorders!
For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

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Generations Brainstorm Sighted In The US

Posted on 11-21-2014 at 01:20 AM by Shin Densetsu under Generations / Classics
image The last Generations voyager figure of 2014 has been sighted in the USA! Transformers Generations Brainstorm was sighted in a Walmart in California by Shockwave14. As the holiday shopping season is upon us, with retailers ordering and restocking more product, hopefully this figure makes it's way to your area sooner than later.

Happy hunting!
Views: 3,016 / Credit: Shockwave14 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1 iTunes Preview

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 05:03 PM by Mechafire under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iTunes website has updated with the 3-page preview for Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1, which will be releasing next Wednesday, November 26.

DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace… and now he’s alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy—until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!

Check it out after the jump if you don't mind spoilers!
Views: 3,439 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Steve Jablonsky Explains Why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score Was Removed From iTunes

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 03:30 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
AgeofExtinctionScore Composer Steve Jablonsky updated his Facebook Page to explain why Transformers: Age Of Extinction Score was removed from iTunes:

"Now because you guys are so awesome, the TF4 score hit 15,000 units really quickly. I honestly had no idea the score had been pulled down until fans started contacting me asking why the soundtrack had vanished from iTunes, only a couple months after the release of the film. I suspected the 15k limit was the reason, a little investigation proved that to be the case."

Learn more, after the jump.
Views: 4,094 / Credit: Bumble-beePrime of the 2005 Boards!

Kotobukiya D-Style Megatron New Images

Posted on 11-20-2014 at 07:46 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
ds_megatoron Kotobukiya have updated their website with new images of their D-Style Megatron. This poseable little Decepticon leader is done in the traditional Japanese super-deformed style and comes with alternate faces for different expressions along with his energy flail and even a little gun mode Megatron.

Peace through tyranny has never looked so adorable!
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