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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!
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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: 2,981 / 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: 2,164 / 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: 6,439 / 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: 3,214 / 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: 2,000 / 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: 4,675 / 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 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!

Stylin Online - Black Friday WEEK Begins Today!

Posted on 11-24-2014 at 10:27 AM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
black-friday-week Stylin Online is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a pre-game set of sales starting today! They will be running discounts on merchandise Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in addition to the normal Thanksgiving, Black Friday and beyond deals. Check the schedule below and head on over if you need something for yourself or your loved ones!
And, don't forget, they have a kick ass selection of Transformers too.

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TFW's Generations Brainstorm In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 03:12 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Brainstorm-Robot-50 We've got another great new Generations toy gallery to share with you. This time out, we have a gallery of a Headmaster and the Lost Light's mad scientist in residence - Brainstorm!

Generations Brainstorm does a grand job of updating the chunky original Generation 1 Brainstorm and his boxy proportions with a more modern and decidedly less boxy appearance, based on the More than Meets the Eye comic. It gives Brainstorm a very striking silhouette - this toy looks extremely good in both modes!

Brainstorm is also fun to fiddle with. As with most modern toys, he lacks waist articulation, and his wrists do not rotate, but everything else is there - including ball-jointed head articulation, which is cleverly incorporated into the Headmaster gimmick. Arcana has limited articulation when he's not being Brainstorm's noggin, with just his arms and head (!) being poseable. One word of warning - watch the blue-green paint on Arcana's legs, it seems to chip very easily.

Overall, Brainstorm looks great and is fun to play with. He's one of the most dynamic looking Voyagers to come out what has been an excellent year for the size class, capturing the spirit of the character extremely well and generally being a good, fun toy. Be a smart robin and check out the gallery to see for yourself:

Generations Brainstorm with Arcana gallery
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Transformers: Rising Mobile Game Soundtrack Info

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 03:00 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tfr_banner-960x500 Bets testing for the Transformers: Rising (English Version) is now over. Shanghai based outsourcing sound studio GameAudioLab has revealed some info about the game's soundtrack and some samples. Hopefully they’ll release the entire game music album one day.

"Game Audio Lab worked on China’s #1 Transformers game: “Transformers: Rising”.

With stunning music – mix of orchestral and electronic elements – and entertaining futuristic sound effects, our main challenge was to create a unique sound experience for gamers while keeping consistency with the existing Transformers’ audio identity.

This challenge was accomplished within 3 months.

“Transformers: Rising” is now one of the most played and famous mobile game over China, Hong Kong and Taiwai, with monthly revenue of 10 million RMB (approximately 1.67 million US dollars), marking the peak of DeNA China’s revenue of this year."
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Q Transformers Movie and Generation 1 Series Wave 1 Official Images

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 11:30 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
Q-Rodimus-Robot Via Autobase Aichi's Facebook feed, we've got some nice official images to share with you of the Takara-Tomy Q Transformers. On show here we have official images of the first waves of both the movie series and also the Generation 1 series.

Each of the figures transforms from a cutesified version of their robot modes into Choro Q versions of their vehicle modes. This is a fitting bit of parallelism, since over 30 years ago before Transformers got started, some of Takara's earlier transforming robot toys were Choro Q vehicles in their Micro Change line - which would eventually become the Generation 1 Minibots. That means the Generation 1 Bumblebee in this series has gone full circle!

The Generation 1 series on show here includes Rodimus, Prowl, Sideswipe and Bumblebee. The Movie series includes Optimus Prime, Crosshairs, Lockdown and Bumblebee. These first two waves of figures are due out next month, in December 2014.
Views: 5,183 / Credit: Autobase Aichi of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Power Battlers Junkheap, Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee New Official Images

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 10:39 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Vehicon Official images of the Age of Extinction Power Battlers High Octane Bumblebee, Junkheap and Vehicon have surfaced online in a few places. These three toys collectively make up the Age of Extinction Power Battlers Wave 4.

These images, which we have mirrored from where they originally showed up online, on, show new views of the three toys, including a first look at their packaging.

Check them out attached to this post!
Views: 6,127 / Credit: Bumblebeej8, AzT of the 2005 Boards!

Clarification - Masterpiece Ultra Magnus in Australia

Posted on 11-23-2014 at 10:13 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Hasbro_MP_Magnus_1416593269 Courtesy of TFW2005 member and Ozformers administrator griffin-of-oz, we can post some clarification to our earlier report of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus' release in Australia next year:
  1. Kelvin Chan is not the artist for this project, but rather wrote the English language bio of the instruction booklet.
  2. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus is getting a limited Australian release of just 400 pieces. This release is 400 pieces of the Hong Kong / Hasbro Asia release of the Japanese Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, in a similar style to previous releases of other Masterpieces in Australia - such as the original Masterpiece MP-2 Ultra Magnus release.
  3. Masterpiece Ultra Magnus will arrive in Australia in early February, will be released in two batches (250 in February 2015 and 150 on 4 April 2015), and will retail for AU$299.99. He'll be available through Toys R Us Australia.
  4. It should go without saying as this is an import of the Japanese toy, but this does not relate to a US release.

It should also be noted this is not a rumor - this is confirmed, via a listing in Toys R Us Australia's computers relayed via Ozformers member Sinnertwin.

A big thanks to Griffin for the clarification!
Views: 2,586 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!