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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.

Colored Renders of X-Transbots Boost "Windchager" and Hatch "Tailgate"

Posted on 03-01-2015 at 12:36 PM by Sentinel under 3rd Party Unlicensed
image X-Transbots isn't slowing down any time soon with their product announcements. They have released colored renders for two more upcoming figures in their MasterMini line. They have teased these figures since last summer, but this is the first good, detailed look at their bot and alt modes in full color and from multiple angles.

Masterpiece Boost "Windcharger" and Hatch "Tailgate" are designed to scale with the Takara Masterpiece line in both bot and alt modes and look to be on a comparable level of engineering. Both figures come with interchangeable faces, plus Hatch comes with an interchangeable chest plate as well for either a cartoon-accurate or toy-accurate look.

Look for pre-orders to be up in the near future at your favorite site sponsors.
Views: 4,785 / Credit: DoctorsTARDIS of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Robots in Disguise Steeljaw and Underbite In-Hand Galleries

Posted on 03-01-2015 at 10:51 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Underbite-with-Steeljaw-Robot We're carrying on with our galleries of the new Robots in Disguise line, and it's time to bring on the bad guys! We're doing a two for one today folks with a look at both the Warrior class Steeljaw and the One Step changer Underbite!

First up, Steeljaw is the wolf-man and leader of the Decepticon escapees in the new show. He's got a cool design, complete with an articulated wolf-tail, but suffers a bit with a heavy backpack and needing to use the tail to balance. The design of the elbows also scares me - they feel like they could break (a real fear, given Grimlock's). Not one of the best releases in the line, all things considered.

Next up is Underbite. The villain in the pilot episode, he's one of the debut One Step changers for the line and is quite fun as a desk fiddle toy. He looks decently accurate to his on-screen version, and does have some limited poseability in dino mode.

The pair are by no means perfect, but they are decent representations of their characters. Check them out and see what you think.

Robots in Disguise Warrior Steeljaw
Robots in Disguise One-Step Underbite
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Transformers: Robots In Disguise Pernigotti Easter Eggs Promo

Posted on 03-01-2015 at 09:31 AM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
uovo1 Pernigotti Easter Eggs (Italy) is holding a promotional campaign featuring the new Transformers: Robots In Disguise animated series.

The promotion will giveaway 100 One-Step Changer figures from the RID toyline and 3 Generations figure sets.

100 One-Step Changers can be won instantly by uncovering a special code inside specially marked Easter Eggs. A final draw will determine who wins one of each Generations line figure sets.

More information can be found at the Pernigotti official website.
Views: 1,094 / Credit: TFItalia of the 2005 Boards!

New Combiner Wars Hasbro Product Photos: Hot Spot, Cyclonus, Groove, Viper, and Warpath

Posted on 03-01-2015 at 09:06 AM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
25744091c0fe28477106c54cc98fe72b9ad0d87d TFW2005 boards member Nevermore has come through once again, uncovering new Combiner Wars Hasbro product photos at the the Greek Hasbro website. These include:

Legends Groove
Legends Viper
Legends Warpath
Voyager Cyclonus
Voyager Hot Spot
(with a quite comical mistransformation - check out the end of his vehicle mode ladder!)

Check em out after the jump!
Views: 15,011 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Robots in Disguise Hero Mashers Optimus Prime, Strongarm, Clampdown, Thunderhoof, Bisk and more!

Posted on 03-01-2015 at 03:23 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
BB78749450569047_F50_D348442560_FF2 TFW2005 member Nevermore has done some sleuthing and uncovered a derth of information on the future of the Transformers Hero Mashers line.

The line will carry on for the forseeable future with Robots in Disguise themed releases, starting with the set of Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Steeljaw (who are out in Canada), and then continue with the three we saw at Toy Fair 2015 - Optimus Prime, Strongarm, and Clampdown. There's new images of the latter three, via Hasbro Canada, for you to enjoy.

From there Amazon Canada has posted listings of what appears to be six more releases in the line, which will give us Hero Mashers versions of characters like Quillfire, Thunderhoof, Fracture, Bixk (we assume they mean the lobster, Bisk), Jazz, and Drift.

It sounds as though the Hero Mashers have a long future ahead of them - and also, that this may be the only way for fans to get versions of some of these characters to add to their collection.
Views: 3,178 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Robots in Disguise Drift In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 02-28-2015 at 12:40 PM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Drift-Robot-50 We're kicking off our galleries for the toys from the new Robots in Disguise show with a look at one of the guest Autobots - it's time for Drift to take the spotlight! Like his incarnation in Transformers Age of Extinction, this version of Drift is very strongly influenced by the look of Japanese samurai, though unlike the movie version, this Drift isn't wearing a facemask.

Robots in Disguise Drift is a Warrior class figure, transforming between robot and car mode in a handful of fairly simple steps. He's big and chunky, and definitely feels like a throwback to the simpler style of Transformers from the Transformers Armada / Cybertron days. The look is quite streamlined, giving the figure a very "animated" look to him.

Drift wields two swords, which he can stow in his waist armor in robot mode, and they fit beneath the car in vehicle mode. Drift has a decent range of articulation, and can strike some nice poses. All in all, he's a great representative of the Warrior size class. Check out his gallery and decide for yourself:

Robots in Disguise Warrior Drift
Views: 4,667

Robots in Disguise Three Step Optimus Prime found at US retail

Posted on 02-28-2015 at 08:22 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
20150228_071356 More new Transformers toys are making their way to US store shelves. Another one that was recently spotted at US retail is the Three Step Optimus Prime from Robots in Disguise. Three Step Optimus is the sole new release in Robots in Disguise Three Step Changers Wave 2, and as the name should make clear, he transforms in three steps.

Be sure to keep up to date on what is being found in your area in our Transformers sightings board!
Views: 2,178 / Credit: clydegoobler of the 2005 Boards!

In memoriam - Leonard Nimoy

Posted on 02-27-2015 at 03:25 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Spock-Leonard-Nimoy We are sad to report that veteran actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away. Leonard Nimoy provided the voices of Sentinel Prime in Transformers Dark of the Moon and Galvatron in Transformers the Movie in 1986, but he will perhaps be best remembered for playing the role of the science officer of the Enterprise, Mr Spock, in Star Trek, in a role that spanned almost 50 years from his debut as the Vulcan in "The Cage" to his final appearance in "Star Trek Into Darkness".

On behalf of the site, of fans of science fiction, and anyone who has gazed skywards and imagined traveling the spaceways, we offer our condolences to Mr Nimoy's family, and we also warmly remember one of the greatest men to have graced our screens in both his acting and his voice acting roles.

Live long, and prosper.
Views: 3,335

Mairghread Scott and John Barber talk Combiner Wars

Posted on 02-27-2015 at 03:08 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
TF-Windblade01-CW-cvr-f30de Comic Book Resources have posted a new interview talking about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover with creators Mairghread Scott and John Barber.

A few of the key points of the interview include:
  • The Combiner Wars will be on two fronts - both an information war, a "war of influence", and a physical war. Starscream is at the heart of all of it, of course - with Optimus, Windblade and Prowl all being key players.
  • Superion has a few new moves - he's described as a cross between "an NBA star and Godzilla"
  • The seeds of Combiner Wars have been sown since Windblade first appeared in Dark Cybertron.
  • On an unrelated note, we'll also be seeing more Transformers of more body types - not only female characters but more diversity in general, more religions, creeds and classes.

Check out the full interview at Comic Book Resources, which includes some spoilers for the background of the crossover event.
Views: 3,480 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Combiner Wars Motormaster Released at US Retail

Posted on 02-27-2015 at 11:42 AM by Sentinel under Generations / Classics
image Ladies and Gents we have our first official retail sightings of Combiner Wars Motormaster. Board members worldsgreatest and RudyWilson have provided picture proof of their purchases with receipt from their local Target stores in Columbia, Maryland and Wheaton, Maryland. As per normal, the coasts get all of the love first, but that just means that Motormaster is out and about and headed your way soon.

Be on the lookout as the hunt is on! Also, be sure to discuss what you think of the newest Combiner Wars torso-bot on the boards.
Views: 4,657 / Credit: worldsgreatest, RudyWilson of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1262

Posted on 02-27-2015 at 09:29 AM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom has dropped by with their latest newsletter. Read on for the full details about all the new listings over at Robot Kingdom!

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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Asia Premium Series APS-01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Version.
Pre-order, Available in mid April 2015.
Asia Premium Series APS-01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Version. Pre-order, available mid April 2015.

Transformers United Warriors UW-01 Superion.
Pre-order, Available in June 2015.
Transformers United Warriors UW-01 Superion.Preorder. Available in June 2015.

ThreeA TRANSFORMERS Megatron Premium Scale Collectible Figure.
Pre-order, Available in 3rd quarter 2015.
ThreeA TRANSFORMERS Megatron Premium Scale Collectible Figure. Preorder. Available in 3rd quarter 2015.

Fans Toys FT-12 Grenadier (Grey Chest).
Pre-order, Available in June 2015.
Fans Toys FT-12 Grenadier (Grey Chest). Preorder! Available in June 2015

Fans Toys FT-12T Grenadier (Purple Chest).
Pre-order, Available in June 2015.
Fans Toys FT-12T Grenadier (Purple Chest). Preorder! Available in June 2015

KFC E.A.V.I. Metal Phase Five Reflectrons.
Pre-order, Available in July 2015.
KFC E.A.V.I. Metal Phase Five Reflectrons. Preorder! Available in July 2015

Takara Transformers Robot in Disguise Preorders Up!
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Play With This Too Kickstarter Now Live!

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 11:33 PM by Jacer under Other News
It's finally here, the Kickerstarter for Play With This Too is now live. This Kickstarter is going to be live for the next 30 days and there are multiple pledge levels for everyone to get a chance to help back this project. The figures and the quantity and as well as the bonuses made all depend on support you show.

Views: 1,705

Up Close Look at Combiner Wars Devastator and Leader Class Ultra Magnus!

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 12:36 PM by Matty under Generations / Classics
Huge thanks to TFW2005 boards member CautionLowSign for sharing two very cool videos with us. At Toy Fair 2015, Hasbro revealed two big time Transformers: Leader Class Ultra Magnus and Combiner Wars Devastator!

We're going to let the videos do the talking, but needless to say this is a great up close look at two figures that will be highly sought after! Check them out below!

Views: 5,129 / Credit: CautionLowSign of the 2005 Boards!

Third and Final Fan Built Combiner Poll Round Now Live - Gender, Personality, Name, and Nemesis!

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 07:32 AM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
image We recently learned that the the Fan Built Combiner would be an Autobot hailing from the Sea of Rust - and now, the third and final round of poll voting has begun! This round is notable for containing the oft-discussed gender option, which had been hinted at by Hasbro previously at Toy Fair and in interviews.

This time, the following choices are offered:

Gender (Female, Male)
Personality (Loyal, Leader, Independent)
Name (Victorion, Slammoth, Quakebreak)
Nemesis (Devastator, Galvatronus, Menasor)

Make sure you get your votes in by downloading the app here -

iOS: Transformers Official App

Android: Transformers Official App

And discuss your choices after the jump!
Views: 4,445 / Credit: G1Optimal of the 2005 Boards!

Fan Built Combiner Poll - First Look at Galvatronus?

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 07:30 AM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
7ba83273e2c35e5de6feae0a3bb8954c_zps2a3e6ffa In addition to the third round of Fan Built Combiner voting opening, the app seems to have also given us our first look at Galvatronus, which has the torso mode of the upcoming Voyager Cyclonus figure.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 11,095 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!
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