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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.

TFCon 2014 - Third Party Panel Coverage

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 05:00 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-3rd-Party-001 TFCon 2014's Third Party Panel just ended, and we have a full set of slides available for those that couldn't be there to live vicariously through. Included are upcoming releases from:
  • BMOG
  • Play With This Too
  • BadCube
  • OmniGonix
  • Shapeshift Inc
  • TFC Toys
  • GigaPower
  • Bold Forms
  • ToyWorld
  • DMY
  • G.I. Eddie / Echo TF
  • KFC Toys
  • X-Transbots
  • Renderform
  • Mastermind Creations
  • Planet X
  • MakeToys
  • FansProject

Check out over 250 slides after the break!

TFCon 2014 - Third Party Dealer Room Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 11:10 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-108 Hey look, some more third party stuff!

Here for your enjoyment we have some delicious pictures of:
  • FansProject Cubrar / Slag Diaclone version, a TFcon Chicago exclusive!
  • Maketoys Utopia / Metroplex
  • Maketoys Nemesis / Scourge via a Metallica album cover
  • NTF-01 Hercules / Devastator, NTF-02 Tyrannorsaur / Grimlock and NTF-03 Triceratops / Slag - all large non transforming Action Master style figures.
  • Renderform Chromey, Stormy, Iron Magnum and Rivet Gun for Swerve.
  • Mastermind Creations Vos, Turmoil, Seraph, plus Azalea and Feralcons.
  • Mastershooter Ballgag & Hustler for Generations Nightbeat and Armada Starscream
  • Toyworld Shinebug / Goldbug and his remold / redeco Bungee / Cliffjumper.
  • Toyworld Devilstar / Astrotrain, a Leader class sized version of the Decepticon triplechanger.
  • ToyWorld Grant / Grand Maximus, limited to 180 pieces and exclusive to TFSource, and his recolor based on Fortress Maximus.
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Play With This Too had a huge display of concept art, including Boneyard / Pretender Grimlock, Jetwash / Pretender Starscream, Bloodbath / Pretender Bomburst. It's not just Transformers in this line - they also have "Deep Earth Explorer" which is inspired by Inhumanoids...
  • Play With This Too also announced two new members of the team - Aaron Archer joins as a designer, and Simon Furman joins as the writer of the fiction for the series.

Feel free to discuss over on the boards here.
Views: 4,675

TFCon 2014 - Third Party Pre Panel Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 10:57 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-46 We're at TFcon Chicago 2014 with some great photos of the third party pre-panel display. There's lots of cool stuff on show including:
  • Maketoys Guardia / Defensor
  • FansProject's Quickswitch
  • FansProject Function X Skullcruncher
  • Custom Robots Revoltech Sixshot, Great Shot and Hound
  • TFC Toys Hot Spot and Groove
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Badcube Brawn and Outback
  • Unique Toys Troll / Blot
  • X2 Toys Godbomber armor for AoE Evasion Optimus Prime
  • KFC Toys Transistor (with metallic finish)
  • Shapeshift Inc Legends size War for Cybertron Starscream and Ironhide
  • Planet X Neptune

There's lots more cool third party stuff in this post and coming up shortly - be sure to check back for more news and images.
Views: 4,068

New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Mobile Game Boss Battle - Galvatron

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 01:10 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
galvatron-exclusive-blueprint-images-from-transformers-age-of-extinction DeNA has quietly updated their Transformers: Age Of Extinction mobile game with a new Boss Battle; Galvatron.

About the Boss Battle:
While the AUTOBOTS are distracted trying to defeat LOCKDOWN and his soldiers, Galvatron is secretly waiting to strike against the AUTOBOTS when they are at their weakest. If his endless missiles don’t slow players down, Galvatron’s devastating punch just might.

Players must take down Galvatron and the onslaught of his army of Stinger soldiers by equipping their team with the best gear available. This will be the most challenging battle the AUTOBOTS have seen yet.

You can download the game for Android and iOS.

The front page image is not from the game.
Views: 2,441

Reminder: TFcon Chicago is this weekend!

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
A reminder to all of our friends in the Illinois area this weekend itching to attend a Transformers convention - TFcon Chicago, America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is taking place from today October 24th through to this Sunday October 26th 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

Come by to meet your fellow fans, take in some panels including a third party transforming toys panel and much, much more! Check out the Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 to see all the great things in store!

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

Botcon 2015 to be held June 18th – June 21st in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:50 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
BC_2015 Botcon has announced the dates for the 2015 convention. Botcon 2015 will be returning to the midwest for Botcon 2015 with Botcon 2015 being held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois.The dates for the 2015 show are similar to Botcon 2014 - so mark your diaries, Botcon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th - June 21st 2015. Hotel bookings for the Pheasant Run Resort are also available.

Stay tuned to the official Botcon homepage for more information.
Views: 1,396 / Credit: chaosanderson, HighCaptSpock of the 2005 Boards!

D-Style Convoy New Images

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:34 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
14 Amiami have updated with some new images of the D-Style Convoy figure. This figure is a licensed, non-transforming version of Convoy / Optimus Prime in a super-deformed "big head" style. He's got accessories including rifle, axe, Matrix, alternate hands and a little cutesified version of the truck mode. Check out these new images for a fresh look at this Convoy.
Views: 2,145 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Age of Extinction Black Knight Strafe

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:19 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
blackknightstrafe Takara-Tomy will also be offering a new store exclusive release in December 2014. The Black Knight version of Strafe follows on from the other Black Knight releases such as Grimlock, Scorn and Slug, and rounds out Takara-Tomy's black decos of the on-screen Dinobots.

Black Knight Strafe will be offered as an exclusive through all stores that are in the Cybertron Satellite program. He's going to cost 3,200 yen at retail but expect that to rise on the secondary market.
Views: 3,369 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy Carnivac Micron Campaign

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 08:10 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
carniback Takara-Tomy have updated their website with details of a new Micron prize campaign. For November, they will be offering an Arms Micron Carnivac (named for the Generation 1 Pretender brought to life by Simon Furman in the classic Cry Wolf and Prey stories). This Micron seems to be inspired by the wolves on Lockdown's ship, called Steeljaw in the US line.

Carnivac is a redeco of Classics Mini-Con Overbite, and will be available in November exclusively through Toys R Us Japan with a purchase of 3,000 yen or more of Transformers products. He's limited to 10,000 pieces total according to Takara-Tomy's website.
Views: 2,426 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-11SW Skywarp is coming in January 2015

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:50 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
22925e8c7b381827c9b6c34092a9146c Happy Friday! Transformers Asia has posted news that a lot of you have been wanting to hear - Hasbro Asia will be releasing a Masterpiece Skywarp using the MP-11 Starscream mold! That means together with the Hasbro US Masterpiece Thundercracker released in Toys R Us a while back fans can complete a definitive set of the Masterpiece Seekers!

Masterpiece MP-11SW is due out on January 5 2015 - it's Hasbro Asia's way of saying happy new year, Transformers fans!
Views: 5,447 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro Asia Human Alliance Barricade and Soundwave two-pack coming in December

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:47 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
37ed688e466769da10c2fdffd7866f92 Transformers Asia has updated with the reveal of their next exclusive release in the Asia Premium series. They will be offering a two pack of the Human Alliance Soundwave and Barricade toys from Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen's toylines. This is a great chance to get these toys if you missed out on them before especially the Soundwave who never got a US release.

This duo is due for a release in December 2014, and given the "Asia Premium Series" designation may sport some flash new paintjobs, though the pictures so far do not support this.
Views: 4,418 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter 1245

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 07:30 AM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped us a line with their latest newsletter! Some new preorders are available so be sure to read the full update after the jump!

#1 Hot News

Takara Transformers Asia Premium Series APS-03 Human Alliance Barricade &
Pre-order, Available in early December 2014.
Takara Transformers Asia Premium Series APS-03 Human Alliance Barricade & Soundwave. Preorder!Early December 2014

Hasbro Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime with Premium Gift.
Exclusive Gift Pictures Updated!
Available NOW!
Hasbro Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime with Premium Gift.

Perfect Effect MOTOBOT PE-DX03 Warden.
Pre-order, Available in January 2015.
Perfect Effect MOTOBOT PE-DX03 Warden. Preorder. Available in January 2015.

Unique Toys DX-9 D04 Amor Set.
Prototype Photos Updated!
Pre-order, Available next Week!
Unique Toys DX-9 D04 Amor Set. Preorder. Available in October 2014.

Takara Dual Model Kit DMK02 Bumblebee.
Pre-order, Available in March 2015.
Takara Dual Model Kit DMK02 Bumblebee. Preorder. Available in March 2015.

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Leader Wave 1 Set of 2.
Pre-order, Available in early 2015.
Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Leader Wave 1 Set of 2. Preorder. Available in early 2015

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Voyager Wave 1 Set of 2.
Pre-order, Available in early 2015.
Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Voyager Wave 1 Set of 2. Preorder. Available in early 2015

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Deluxe Wave 1 Set of 4.
Pre-order, Available in early 2015.
Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Deluxe Wave 1 Set of 4. Preorder. Available in early 2015.

Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Legends Wave 1 Set of 4.
Pre-order, Available in early 2015.
Hasbro Transformers Generations 2015 Legends Wave 1 Set of 4. Preorder. Available in early 2015.

TFcon Chicago Exclusive RF-004X ONYX

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 10:27 PM by Jacer under 3rd Party Unlicensed
RFX004X_001 It is Thursday night of TFcon Chicago and we already have word of one of the first exclusives, RF-004X ONYX!

For sale at this weekend's first TFcon Chicago show, Toy Dojo will have a new P.A.X. head for the Toy World Orionvil repaint! This RFX-004X ONYX kit features a black helmet, silver faceplate and forehead crest, and painted red eyes, and comes with a crimson red Leo Justice sword. This version is a limited edition of 35 sets and exclusive to Toy Dojo. All 35 sets will be available at the show at their booth, located next to Renderform and Friends, and Fansproject Core.

Join the discussion after the jump!
Views: 3,939 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

Warbotron Unofficial "Lightspeed" Prototype

Posted on 10-23-2014 at 11:28 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
warbotLightspeed1 Courtesy of Mr. Elljay on weibo, we have prototype pictures of an upcoming figure from the 3rd party group Warbotron. Pictured here is their unofficial take on the Technobot, Lightspeed. This will most likely be the second release for their unofficial Technobots, following WB-03A (Afterburner). A release date is not provided with these pictures, but price was you can expect it to be the same for WB-03A.

Check out the new images after the break.
Views: 5,914 / Credit: Daim choc of the 2005 Boards!

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: 5,576 / Credit: Slingshot of the 2005 Boards!
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