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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.

Transformers: Legends Game Event - Last Stand Of The Earth Defense Command

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 12:43 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Last-Stand-Of-The-Earth-Defense-Command-Title Pre-registration for the next Transformers: Legends event; Last Stand Of The Earth Defense Command is now live.

The event will begin in few hours.

"The DECEPTICONS attempt to get their hands on the plasma energy chamber, in order to further their goal of universal conquest. But HIGHBROW, CHROMEDOME, BRAINSTORM, and HARDHEAD recover the key and escape the depths of Cybertron in their overcharged ship. Sent spinning out of control, the ship ends up crash landing on Earth, leaving the AUTOBOTS badly in need of repair.

APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER, sent to retrieve the key so that the DECEPTICONS can use its power to destroy the Earth Defense Command and conquer the Earth, arrive shortly after the AUTOBOTS’ crash. Working together with some anti-Earth government forces, the duo prepare to ambush HIGHBROW and his allies.

Meanwhile, some agents of the Earth Defense Command have found the crashed Cybertonian ship and begin to render aid. Just as the AUTOBOTS are getting back on their feet, the DECEPTICONS and their partners begin their brutal assault.

Will HIGHBROW and the Earth Defense Command master their fighting abilities and prevail over the DECEPTICONS? Or will APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER crush the heads of their AUTOBOT foes and eliminate the E.D.F.? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS – “Last Stand of the Earth Defense Command”!"

  • APEFACE and SKULLCRUNCHER are available in the episode Space Bridge!
  • Top Reward Card: HIGHBROW

WTF@TFW Podcast episode 330 now online

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 11:54 AM by Matty under Site Updates
821364037132_zps96e0ad41 Aaron makes a horrifying discovery, and Vangelus and TJ can do little to save him from its ramifications.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 330

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.

Loyal Subjects Wave 3 New Images

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 09:13 AM by Matty under Generation 1
lswave3_zpsd4151859 You may recall our first report of these figures back in early October, today the Loyal Subjects Facebook page provided much better images of wave 3 of the vinyl figurines. Wave 3 will include such characters as Scrapper, Wheeljack, Swoop, and Laserbeak, among many more. Wave 3 is estimated to be released at the end of December.

Make the jump to see all of Loyal Subjects offerings!
Views: 1,395 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Released in Poland

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 09:03 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-grim-box Fresh off of the news yesterday about Masterpiece Grimlock's release in Germany, we have more sightings news regarding everyone's favorite dinosaur, this time being a retail release in Poland. According to TFW2005 board member Wallas, this is actually the second wave of Grimlock's spotted, which hopefully bodes well for availability if you have not yet scored one. The push towards a wider European market release for these Masterpiece figures also hopefully spells good news for future releases and the ease of which to purchase them.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 467 / Credit: Wallas of the 2005 Boards!

Translated Hironori Kobayashi Transformers: Legends Arcee Interview

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 05:45 PM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
e321abae-6dca-4b8b-91b9-1ade13f1d82b_zpse3019723 TFW2005 translator SydneyY has come through one again, providing us with a translation of the recent Hironori Kobayashi interview supplied in the latest issue of Figure King. The interview mostly deals with Kobayashi's development of Transformers: Legends Arcee (The Takara release of Generations Deluxe Arcee)

For a brief summary of points discussed...

• Kobayashi's background
• How the idea for Arcee came to be
• The development for Arcee
• The process of working with Hasbro (she was originally intended to be remolded into a Blurr figure, but the idea was dropped)
• Making sure Arcee looked like her cartoon incarnation
• The differences between the Takara and Hasbro versions
• Arcee's vehicle mode and the transformation process
• Kobayashi's scratch-built Arcee and how it helped him get a job at Takara, plus how it influenced Legends/Generations Arcee
• The possibility of a Headmaster Arcee being released in the future
• The figures Kobayashi would like to see in the future

Check out the full details after the break!
Views: 3,789 / Credit: SydneyY of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Released in Germany

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 05:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27481221d1416850486-masterpiece-grimlock-out-german-retail-truduisburg2014-11-24_1 Hot on the heels of Masterpiece Sunstorm reaching Germany, TFW2005 member Nevermore reports that Masterpiece Grimlock has arrived in Germany. Spotted in a Toys 'R Us store in Duisburg, Germany, Masterpiece Grimlock like Sunstorm before him features the US English packaging, with only a sticker giving multilingual information about the batteries.

Keep up to date with the latest sightings in your area in our Transformers Sightings board!
Views: 1,308 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Eva Mode MP Optimus Prime Released in Japan + New Story and Art

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 02:47 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
story04 The Evangelion crossover version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP-10) is being released in Japan and to go along with its release the TakaraTomy webpage has updated with new art of the crossover character and a 4th installment to their ongoing story. We currently only have a Google translation of the story for right now, which you can see after the jump.

If you were one of the few to preorder this figure from Japan be sure to share in-hand pics when you receive Eva Mode Prime!
Views: 4,763

Age of Extinction One Step Changers Prowl, Rollbar, and Megatron Released at US Retail

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 01:11 PM by Matty under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
IMAG3597 Hat tip to TFW2005 boards member Tman978 for reporting some toy sightings of the AOE One Step Changers Prowl, Rollbar, and Megatron! These were spotted at a Target in Columbia, Maryland. These figures have been available at select online retailers for a little while now, but this is our first reported sighting at US retail.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 2,503 / Credit: Tman978 of the 2005 Boards!

WalMart Exclusive Construct Bots Bumblebee Strafe vs Stinger Released at US Retail

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 11:27 AM by Jacer under Constructabots
PXGam5K Great news for our Construct Bots fans, the Wal Mart exclusive Strafe and Bumblebee Vs. Stinger set has finally been released in the US! The set has a repainted Bumblebee, Stinger repainted from the same mold, and Strafe that has an excellent G2 deco. The set retails for $19.99 and has 63 pieces.

Be sure to keep an eye in your local sightings thread if you are on the look out for the set and happy hunting!
Views: 1,854 / Credit: alkamist of the 2005 Boards!

Dengeki Hobby and Figure King New Magazine Scans - MP Magnus, Generations Arcee, and More

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 08:00 AM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
Dengeki_Scan_3 Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Type-R for linking us to site sponsor Robot Kingdom's Facebook page for the latest scans from Dengeki Hobby and Figure King Magazines. In the scans we have some great images of the upcoming Masterpiece Ultra Magnus showing off some gimmicks and other features, more images of the recently revealed Q Transformers, cartoon images from Robots In Disguise, Takara's LG-06 Sky Byte and LG-07 Jetfire, Takara's Optimus Prime Playstation figure, and possibly the most interesting is an interview page with Generations Arcee designer Hironori Kobayashi. We're hopeful to have a translated interview for your reading pleasure shortly!

Enough reading, check out the images attached after the jump and discuss!
Views: 5,774 / Credit: Type-R and PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #35 Full Preview

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 02:57 AM by Tony_Bacala under Comics
MTMTE-35-1 IDW has released the full 5 page preview for Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #35, due out this week in your local comic shop and digital apps. Check it out after the break!

Days of Deception begins with… PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everything’s fine. There’s no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?
Views: 2,894 / Credit: grindcore138 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Drift Empire of Stone #1 Full Preview

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 02:51 AM by Tony_Bacala under Comics
Drift-Empire-of-Stone-1-1 IDW has released the full 5 page preview for the first issue of Transformers Drift: Empire of Stone #1! Read on to check out all 5 pages plus the cover and credits page.

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!
Views: 1,781 / Credit: grindcore138 of the 2005 Boards!

Combiner Wars Protectobots Listings And New Legends

Posted on 11-25-2014 at 12:35 AM by Shin Densetsu under Generations / Classics
image The Allspark has posted new Combiner Wars listings for Generations deluxe Protectobots! That's not all, new listings for Generations Legends like Warpath have been uncovered too! Here's the listing:
  • Generations Legends Groove
  • Generations Legends DPT Viper
  • Generations Legends Warpath
  • Generations BLD (Blades)
  • Generations Street (Streetwise/Streetsmart)
  • Generations First Aid
  • Generations Protectobot Rook
These listings reportedly came from Walmart's inventory system. Perhaps more light will be shed at Toy Fair.
Views: 4,289 / Credit: Gepard of the 2005 Boards!

Ontario Collectors Con 2015 is February 1st

Posted on 11-24-2014 at 09:14 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
OCC-Logo-Web Ontario Collectors Con 2015 is February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.

TFsource SourceNews for November 24, 2014!

Posted on 11-24-2014 at 01:19 PM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just stopped by with their latest SourceNews newsletter! Some great items coming in stock, just in time for the holidays! Check it out below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week have new instock items like TFC Toys - Prometheus - Hydrant, Sentinel - Megadrive Megatron, MP-14 - Masterpiece Red Alert - 2nd Production Run, ToyWorld - TW-D01 Roar, and ToyWorld - TW-H04G Grant! We also have new preorders like MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee - with Coin & Battle Mask, TW-H04 Infinitor, Xtransbots - MX-I Apollyon, CDMW-39 - The King's Power Parts - Plated Wing Upgrade for Feral Rex, a limited restock of Make Toys - Green Giant, as well as new Hasbro Platinum Sets and Generation 2014 sets. Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! And Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. Now instock - TFC's Hydrant figure!
2. Now Instock - Sentinel - Megadrive Megatron!
3. Now back up for Preorder - MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee with Battle Mask!
4. Microblaze Creations MBC002 Military Titans Releasing Soon!
5. Back up for preorder - Make toys Green Giant!
6. Vintage G1 New Recruits!
7. New ToyWorld Preorders Up!
8. New MMC Preorders and Instock Items!
9. New 3rd Party Preorders up!
10. New preorder up - O-02 Alberich!
11. New Hasbro Platinum and Generations Preorders Up!
12. New Transformers Asia Exclusive Preorders Up!
13. New Preorder up - KFC's Transistor & HiFi!
14. theToySource Updates!
15. Source Blog Updates!

 
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