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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.

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: 605 / 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: 648 / 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.

Credits:
  • 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: 755 / 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.

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: 2,727 / 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: 1,005 / 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: 9,326 / Credit: Spark Extractor of the 2005 Boards!

Q Transformers New Figures Revealed

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:57 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
r4fYLaC Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have listed a whole bunch of preorders for the Q Transformers series. These preorders cover the next couple assortments of these Transformers who convert into Choro Q styled vehicles.

In sequence, we have:

Q Transformers Movie Series 1 - assortment contains Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Lockdown

Q Transformers Generation 1 Series 1 - featuring Generation 1 inspired versions of Prowl, Sideswipe, Bumblebee and Hot Rod / Rodimus

Q Transformers Series 2 - features Wheeljack, Jazz, Red Alert, Sunstreaker, Smokescreen and what looks like Alternity Convoy

Q Transformers Series 3 which includes Age of Extinction Nemesis Prime, Generation 1 Tracks, what we'd imagine must be Bluestreak by process of elimination, and a fourth figure who is probably either Skids or Hound (head looks like Hound, vehicle looks more like Skids).

There's pictures of all of these which we've attached to this story - some are still early days prototypes though. Check them all out after the break.
Views: 4,728 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rescue Bots Season 2 Now Available on Netflix

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:54 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
IMAG0189_zpsgwj9juqt For those following Hasbro's young audiences Transformers show, Transformers Rescue Bots, it might interest you to know that the 24 regular episodes of season 2 are now all available on Netflix! The two special episodes (which to our knowledge have yet to air) are not included.

Don't forget you can catch the Rescue Bots third season premiere on Discovery Family on November 1st.
Views: 1,083 / Credit: mtblanks of the 2005 Boards!

DX9 D04 Amor Color Images

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 02:13 PM by Shin Densetsu under 3rd Party Unlicensed
DX9-D04-Amor-01 DX9 has finally released color images of their upcoming D04 Amor armor upgrade set for Evasion Optimus Prime. It's been a few months since we first saw this God Ginrai/Apex Armor upgrade for Evasion Optimus unveiled back in August. Images come our way via the DX9toys Facebook page.

Read on to check out the new images!
Views: 7,943 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Robots In Disguise Listings

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:37 PM by Shin Densetsu under Robots In Disguise (201x)
TFRID_1412689738 The Agabyss on Twitter and Hobby Bremen have posted new listings for TakaraTomy's Transformers Robots In Disguise line. Updated translations are provided by tackertackle:

TakaraTomy Transformers Robots In Disguise
  • TAV01 Bumblebee 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV02 Grimlock 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV03 Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV04 Steeljaw 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV05 Fixit 1500JPY
  • TAV06 Underbite 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • TAV07 Roadblock 2500JPY
  • TAV08 R Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior redeco?)
  • TAV09 Swoop 2500JPY
  • TAV10 Snarl 2500JPY
  • TAV11 Knockout 2500JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe?)
  • TAV12 Dreadwing 4000JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe with wrong price?)
  • TAVV01 Bumblebee vs Steeljaw 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • TAVV02 Grimlock vs rival 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • HA01 Bumblebee 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA02 Grimlock 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA03 Sideswipe 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • HA04 Prowl 1500JPY (AOE RID One Step changer?)
  • HA05 Junkion 1800JPY (AOE RID Power Battlers Junkheap?)
Not sure if Knockout and Dreadwing are repaints from Beast Hunters or new molds. As for the rest, stay tuned!
Views: 2,645 / Credit: hanypa, tackertackle

Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:28 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-34-Preview-01 The next issue of RID is in stores tomorrow and we've got the preview!

Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview
THE ENIGMA! At last… the secret origins of CYBERTRON's golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME-and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS' mission on Earth!

Read on to preview this issue!
Views: 2,481

Transformers Primacy #3 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:24 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Primacy-3-Preview-01 IDW's Transformers Primacy continues tomorrow and we've got a preview of the new issue!

Transformers Primacy #3
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen-and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

Read on to preview this issue!
Views: 1,569

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Big Robots, Big Sounds Featurette

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 12:14 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Variety has posted a Transformers: Age Of Extinction Featurette on their You Tube Channel. Titled Big Robots, Big Sounds, the clip features sound designing for Transformers 4.

Michael Bay likes everything to look and sound cool. But as Variety's Tim Gray learned from sound re-recording mixers Greg P. Russell and Scott Millan, cooler doesn't always mean louder.

 
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