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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.

Confirmed - Michael Bay Not Directing Transformers 5

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 10:16 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
2833405-bay_EXPLOSION-300x237 IGN has just confirmed that Michael Bay will not be returning to direct Transformers 5.

After going back-and-forth multiple times concerning his directing the Transformers movies, it appears Michael Bay has finally decided not to return, instead opting to direct a Benghazi drama, titled "13 Hours" based on the novel by Mitchell Zuckoff.

The 5th live action Transformers film was officially announced earlier this month at the Hasbro third quarter 2014 earnings conference call, although after the box office success of Age of Extinction many assumed a 5th installment was a certainty.

Who's your choice to fill Michael Bay's spot? Discuss what you think about this revelation after the jump!
Views: 4,744

Age of Extinction Wave 3 Generations Deluxes Released at US Retail

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 06:28 PM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
IMG_20141029_142415_zps72958d0a Good news for movie toy collectors, the third wave of AOE Generations deluxes have been spotted at a Target in Portland Oregon! This wave will include the Dinobot Snarl, Hot Shot, and Bumblebee! Be sure to utilize your state's sightings thread to help out fellow collectors.

Happy hunting TFW!
Views: 4,300 / Credit: PlanckEpoch of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legends Game Event - Wreckage

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 02:54 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Transformers-Legends-Wreckage DeNA has announced the next Transformers: Legends event; Wreckage.

Judging by the colours and the theme of the event, it is clear that this is the Halloween episode for this year..

Event Synopsis:
Stranded on the planet Junk, MEGATRON fights for his very existence as the JUNKIONS swarm forth, ready to feast on him. Led by their savage leader, WRECK-GAR, the ravenous beings chase him with a ferocity never before seen by the DECEPTICON leader.

Meanwhile, not too far from the carnage, SLUDGE and SWOOP search Junk for their missing leader, GRIMLOCK. Concerned with the rumors that the natives eat Cybertronians, and despite their skills as warriors, they hurry along, wanting to get off-planet as soon as possible.

While the Dinobots search for GRIMLOCK, and MEGATRON fights for his life, SKYWARP scours the planet for his leader, hoping to find him and prove his loyalty… and hoping that the myths about the planet’s inhabitants aren’t true.

Will the Junkions and their maniacal chief tear MEGATRON to pieces, or will he dominate the landscape and rule them all? Can SLUDGE and SWOOP find their missing leader? Find out on TRANSFORMERS LEGENDS – “WRECKAGE”!


Cards:
  • R5 Skywarp [6] and R6 Megatron [13] available in the Episode Spacebridge.
  • Top Reward Card: R7 Wreck-Gar [3]
  • Advanced Operations: R6 Swoop [7]
  • Special Edition R6 Grimlock [8] and R5 Nemesis Prime [3] available in the Battle Chest and Premium Spacebridge.
Views: 2,209

Unique Toy O-02 Alberich (Unofficial Rippersnapper)

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 01:37 PM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
alberich1 Unique Toys has updated their Facebook page revealing the second figure in their "Ordin" (aka Abominus) Series. Today we have our first look at their version of Rippersnapper, named "Alberich". Alberich translated from German means "Norse Dwarf" according to TFW member Scaleface. This figure is shown here in beast mode, robot mode and his arm mode for Ordin.

You can check out all the images by clicking the title bar. Then head over to our sponsors below to lock in your preorders!
Views: 4,037 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 4 "Phantom of the Sea"

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 09:52 AM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
250px-Changes_Heatwave_as_boat Zap2It has updated with details of the next episode of Transformers Rescue Bots. Rescue Bots season 3 episode 4 is titled Phantom of the Sea, and we presume is set to air on Saturday 15 November 2014 (Zap2it currently has a glitch with the date and time they added the entry on the expected airdate).

Rescue Bots S3 E4 Phantom of the Sea
The Rescue Bots and the Burns family get on a ghost ship that emerges once every ten years.
Airdate - Saturday, November 15 2014 1:30 pm EST on Discovery Family

Don't forget to check out the double-bill season premiere on Discovery Family at 1:30 pm EST this Saturday, November 1st!
Views: 903 / Credit: spiritprime of the 2005 Boards!

In Package Photos of Black Night Slug and Scorn

Posted on 10-29-2014 at 01:47 AM by Jacer under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10435983_871712699514113_6147376633657701371_n One of our site sponsors, Robotkingdom has updated their facebook with some quick in package shots of Black Knight Slug and Black Knight Scorn.

Black Knight Scorn is set to be an exclusive release through Edion, Kojima toy department, Bic Camera, Best Denki and Yamada Denki. Black Knight Slug is going to be exclusive to Joshin Kids Land Yodobashi Camera. They are also available through many of our site sponsors.

Check out the images after the jump!
Views: 4,125 / Credit: Robotkingdom

Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 3 "Too Many Kades"

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 05:45 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
250px-Kade_Burns_profile Zap2it has updated with details of the next episode of Transformers Rescue Bots. Rescue Bots Season 3 episode 3 is titled "Too Many Kades" and sounds like it is an episode focusing on everyone's favorite firefighter member of the Burns family. This one airs on Discovery Family Channel on Saturday, November 08 2014 at 1:30 pm EST.

Rescue Bots S3 E3 Too Many Kades
Cody and the Rescue Bots show Kade a valuable lesson in teamwork.
Airdate - Saturday, November 08 2014 1:30 pm EST on Discovery Family

Don't forget to check out the double-bill season premiere on Discovery Family at 1:30 pm EST this Saturday, November 1st!
Views: 1,015 / Credit: abates of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers 35 iBooks Preview

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 05:26 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
cover225x225 Apple's iBooks has posted a three page preview for IDW's Transformers #35. This preview only lasts three pages but there is so much continuity getting nods in these three pages alone! It starts with Spike and a man named Garrison Blackrock - aka the legendary G.B. Blackrock character created for the old Marvel comics - and ends with a much-demanded return.

Check out the preview and join us in getting excited for this comic when it arrives on 12 November - the Days of Deception have begun!
Views: 2,896 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Test Shot Image

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 05:21 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
B08X-49CAAAD7aj More cool news on the Masterpiece Transformers front - Hisashi Yuki of the Takara-Tomy Transformers team has received the test shot of Masterpiece Star Saber and has kindly shared a picture of it on his twitter account. It's not the finished article - it's for Mr Yuki's evaluation, so he'll probably go back with some suggestions for further tweaks. But for those following the progress of the latest Masterpiece, check it out!
Views: 5,534 / Credit: Magnoir of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #34 Preview

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 12:53 PM by Jacer under Comics
TF_MTMTE_34-prjpg_Page1 More Than Meets The Eye issue 34 finally hits shelves tomorrow, and today we get a brief prieview of the issue thanks to Comicosity.

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.


Check out the preview after the jump and be cautious of spoilers.
Views: 2,856 / Credit: Wrecker217 of the 2005 Boards!

Upcoming Takara Releases - Translated Figure King Magazine Details

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 11:15 AM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
IMG_1835 TFW2005 members SydneyY and Type-R have both been so gracious as to provide us with a translation of the previously-reported issue of Figure King magazine. The information given here contains lots of fun and interesting factoids, the bulk of it having to do with the fembots and Armor Knight Optimus Prime. To briefly summarize some of what was covered...

• Fembot info:
- Arcee was designed by Hironori Kobayashi (of Masterpiece fame) and Yuki Oshima (of Kiss Players fame).
- The descriptor used for Windblade is an "Oiran" rather than a "Geisha", and also that she was indeed inspired by Nijika from G1 as many had suspected.

• Armor Knight Optimus Prime info:
- Details on his new face-swapping gimmick
- General details on new molding/accessories
- How he's been packaged to mimic the promotional material.

• Other general info:
- Details on Takara's latest promotions
- Upcoming releases
- An interview with Hironori Kobayashi will be featured in the next issue of Figure King magazine.

You can check out the full details after the jump!
Views: 4,402 / Credit: SydneyY, Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

New Third Party Group Vector Sigma Reveals Cybertronian Alt Mode Figures

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 11:02 AM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
VS-BB-2 A newly formed third party/independent group Vector Sigma, has revealed their first patch of figures via ACtoys.net. The figures shown are non-transformable, Legends/Cyberverse scaled, and are of the alt modes first seen in the opening scene of the first episode of the Generation 1 Transformers cartoon.

So far we have in their Cybertronian alt modes are Wheeljack, Bumblebee, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. No pricing or release date information is available at this time.

Check out the full set after the jump and let us know if these have a place in your collection!
Views: 5,759 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

DX9 Toys War in Pocket Figures Revealed - Cyclonus, Scourge, and Galvatron

Posted on 10-28-2014 at 10:44 AM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
10750012_564037000362474_4273264131836997816_o The third party/independent group DX9 Toys revealed today on their Weibo page new additions to their line of Legends sized figures, this time around being cleverly named War in Pocket. The first three figures shown are homages to the Decepticons introduced in the 1986 movie: Cyclonus, Scourge, and Galvatron. No names are currently known for the figures, just the release numbers of X-04, X-06, and X-07. You can see some past Legends size releases of DX9 Toys with their Speedo (Blurr) and Guartinel (Ironhide).

No preorder information is up yet, so keep it locked here on TFW as more news and updates are given!
Views: 6,038 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

RUMOR - Leader Class Ultra Magnus Incoming?

Posted on 10-27-2014 at 07:36 PM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
IMG_0625_zpsd12e7e57 TFW2005 boards member DecepticusPrime has shared a very intriguing piece of information with us. While scanning through the Leader class Transformers items at the store he works at, he found the AOE Leaders, the 2 upcoming Leader Megatrons, and Leader Thundercracker. This is all, of course, old news. However, upon scanning through, he also found a listing for a new, previously-unknown item - a Leader Class Ultra Magnus.

Take this with a grain of salt for now, but if true, what exactly could it be? Might Hasbro finally be giving us a "complete" Ultra Magnus with full Magnus armor? Will it be G1-based, IDW-based, or something else? Or could it simply be another white redeco of one of the past Leader Optimus Primes?

Whatever the case, if legitimate, there is a good chance we'll be hearing more about it the closer we get to Toy Fair in February.

Feel free to speculate after the jump!
Views: 6,568 / Credit: DecepticusPrime of the 2005 Boards!

Kre-O Warriors Kreons First Images

Posted on 10-27-2014 at 05:39 PM by StayingInTheBox under Kre-O
15024981433_172c479a70_b Coming via the Transformers Facebook page, we have our first images of new 2015 Kreons! From the official Transformers page:

In 2015...legends are built! KRE-O Transformers KREON Warriors are your favorite Transformers characters like you've never seen them before! Look for KREON Warriors, from Samurai Optimus Prime to Gladiator Bumblebee, available this January!

That's right, Cowboy Optimus Prime is happening! Check em' out after the jump for a full look at the Gladiators, Ninjas, and Cowboys coming to Kre-O!
Views: 4,313 / Credit: MetalicGrunt of the 2005 Boards!
 
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