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New Upcoming Takara Figure Images - Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Fembots, And More

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 11:16 PM by Mechafire under Japanese Transformers
fo20113 Via TAG Hobby, we have new images from the latest Figure King magazine, showing off a few upcoming Takara Transformers. Among them are some new looks at the the Armor Knight Optimus Prime, Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, Black Knight Dinobots Scorn, Strafe, and Slug, and also in-package shots of Masterpiece Bumblebee and a few other upcoming Takara Legends releases.

As can be seen here, all of these figures are done up to be more accurate to their past fictional depictions - Optimus has extensive remolding to resemble how he looked in AOE more, Arcee and Chromia have been colored to better match their G1 cartoon appearances, and Windblade has paint apps specifically matching the way she's been drawn by Sarah Stone in the IDW comics.

A few interesting tidbits can also be gleaned from what we see of Armor Knight Optimus here - it seems his face does not change by way of a simple removable faceplate as many had speculated, but by having two alternate faces built into his head. He also appears to have new boxart and comes already-posed in his famous AOE stance in the box.

Check 'em out and discuss after the break!
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Q Transformers New Figures Revealed

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:57 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
r4fYLaC Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have listed a whole bunch of preorders for the Q Transformers series. These preorders cover the next couple assortments of these Transformers who convert into Choro Q styled vehicles.

In sequence, we have:

Q Transformers Movie Series 1 - assortment contains Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs and Lockdown

Q Transformers Generation 1 Series 1 - featuring Generation 1 inspired versions of Prowl, Sideswipe, Bumblebee and Hot Rod / Rodimus

Q Transformers Series 2 - features Wheeljack, Jazz, Red Alert, Sunstreaker, Smokescreen and what looks like Alternity Convoy

Q Transformers Series 3 which includes Age of Extinction Nemesis Prime, Generation 1 Tracks, what we'd imagine must be Bluestreak by process of elimination, and a fourth figure who is probably either Skids or Hound (head looks like Hound, vehicle looks more like Skids).

There's pictures of all of these which we've attached to this story - some are still early days prototypes though. Check them all out after the break.
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Transformers Rescue Bots Season 2 Now Available on Netflix

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 07:54 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
IMAG0189_zpsgwj9juqt For those following Hasbro's young audiences Transformers show, Transformers Rescue Bots, it might interest you to know that the 24 regular episodes of season 2 are now all available on Netflix! The two special episodes (which to our knowledge have yet to air) are not included.

Don't forget you can catch the Rescue Bots third season premiere on Discovery Family on November 1st.
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DX9 D04 Amor Color Images

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 02:13 PM by Shin Densetsu under 3rd Party Unlicensed
DX9-D04-Amor-01 DX9 has finally released color images of their upcoming D04 Amor armor upgrade set for Evasion Optimus Prime. It's been a few months since we first saw this God Ginrai/Apex Armor upgrade for Evasion Optimus unveiled back in August. Images come our way via the DX9toys Facebook page.

Read on to check out the new images!
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TakaraTomy Robots In Disguise Listings

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:37 PM by Shin Densetsu under Robots In Disguise (201x)
TFRID_1412689738 The Agabyss on Twitter and Hobby Bremen have posted new listings for TakaraTomy's Transformers Robots In Disguise line. Updated translations are provided by tackertackle:

TakaraTomy Transformers Robots In Disguise
  • TAV01 Bumblebee 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV02 Grimlock 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV03 Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV04 Steeljaw 2500JPY (RID warrior?)
  • TAV05 Fixit 1500JPY
  • TAV06 Underbite 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • TAV07 Roadblock 2500JPY
  • TAV08 R Strongarm 2500JPY (RID warrior redeco?)
  • TAV09 Swoop 2500JPY
  • TAV10 Snarl 2500JPY
  • TAV11 Knockout 2500JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe?)
  • TAV12 Dreadwing 4000JPY (Beast Hunters deluxe with wrong price?)
  • TAVV01 Bumblebee vs Steeljaw 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • TAVV02 Grimlock vs rival 4500JPY (RID warrior 2pack?)
  • HA01 Bumblebee 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA02 Grimlock 3600JPY (RID Hyperchange?)
  • HA03 Sideswipe 1500JPY (RID One Step changer?)
  • HA04 Prowl 1500JPY (AOE RID One Step changer?)
  • HA05 Junkion 1800JPY (AOE RID Power Battlers Junkheap?)
Not sure if Knockout and Dreadwing are repaints from Beast Hunters or new molds. As for the rest, stay tuned!
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Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:28 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-34-Preview-01 The next issue of RID is in stores tomorrow and we've got the preview!

Transformers Robots In Disguise #34 Preview
THE ENIGMA! At last… the secret origins of CYBERTRON's golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME-and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS' mission on Earth!

Read on to preview this issue!
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Transformers Primacy #3 Preview

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 01:24 PM by Shin Densetsu under Comics
Transformers-Primacy-3-Preview-01 IDW's Transformers Primacy continues tomorrow and we've got a preview of the new issue!

Transformers Primacy #3
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen-and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

Read on to preview this issue!
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Transformers: Age of Extinction - Big Robots, Big Sounds Featurette

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 12:14 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Variety has posted a Transformers: Age Of Extinction Featurette on their You Tube Channel. Titled Big Robots, Big Sounds, the clip features sound designing for Transformers 4.

Michael Bay likes everything to look and sound cool. But as Variety's Tim Gray learned from sound re-recording mixers Greg P. Russell and Scott Millan, cooler doesn't always mean louder.

MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron 30th Anniversary Exclusive - New Images of Gold Chrome Finish

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 09:06 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
TAK11976 Thanks to site sponsor BigBadToyStore, we have new images of the recently announced rerelease MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron. This 30th Anniversary release of Megatron will have a new metallic gold chrome finish, separating itself from prior releases and reissues of the mold which showcased Megatron's traditional silver color scheme. BBTS' preorder page shows off the box images of this figure and it's new finish.

Check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!
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Mastermind Creations TFcon Chicago Exclusive Azalea* (Asterisk Mode)

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 08:58 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
MMCAzaleaAsterisks 3rd party group, Mastermind Creations, has taken the time stop by our 3rd party forum and update us with their next exclusive release. This coming weekend at the first ever TFcon Chicago, Mastermind will release an exclusive version of their fembot figure, R-08 Azalea. Azalea Asterisk mode will be available at the Renderform and friends booth. The full figure has not been revealed, but Renderform owner Venksta hints that the figure is based on one of the back ground characters in the Generation 1 episode "The Search for Alpha Trion". This narrows are choices down to one of two characters. It is either "Greenlight", the green fembot, or "Lancer" the purple and orange fembot. Could the box for this figure be an indication?

We'll see this weekend, along with other 3rd party reveals, at TFcon Chicago. Click the title bar to discuss!
Views: 2,770 / Credit: MMC of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Hero Mashers Wave 3 To Focus Robots In Disguise

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 03:39 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
Transformers-Hero-Mashers-Commercial_1408725770 Our first bit of info regarding Transformers Hero Mashers Wave 3 is here, thanks to Entertainment Earth.

Judging by the info on the listing, the Wave seems to focus on the upcoming animated series Transformers: Robots In Disguise.

Product Description:
Build a robot! The Transformers Hero Mashers Action Figures Wave 1 includes several plastic action figures with swappable parts - you can mix and match heads, arms, legs, and weapons in these non-transforming action figures. Each figure measures approximately 8-inches tall. Ages 4 and up. Case includes 12 individually packaged figures:
(subject to change)
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Rescue Bots Season 3 Premieres November 1st

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 05:14 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
tumblr_ndjoyh6Rqs1qcrr5qo1_500 The third season of Transformers Rescue Bots is set to premiere on November 1st on Discovery Family, according to the latest from Zap2it.

The new season of the young audiences oriented Transformers show is set to kick off with a double-bill of new episodes, Land Before Prime and Big Game. One-line descriptions for both shows are also available - we've masked them behind spoiler tags for those who'd rather not know what is coming up.

Season 3 Episode 1 Land Before Prime
After discovering an island of dinosaurs, Optimus must embrace his primal side.
S3E02 Big Game
Optimus Prime's new Dinosaur Mode becomes the target of a big game hunter.

Mark the date, November 1st, and the time, 1pm EDT!
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Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 Finalized

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 02:56 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfconlogo The Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 has been finalized. You can check out the link to plan your weekend!

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

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.

TFsource SourceNews for October 20, 2014!

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 12:20 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just dropped us a line with their latest SourceNews! Read below for the full details about new preorders and in-stock items like Toyworld's Roar and Hasbro's Generations Jetfire!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we're excited to have new instock items like ToyWorld - TW-D01 Roar, Unique Toys - Ordin - O-01 Troll, Sentinel - Transformers Pen - Black Convoy, Make Toys - MTCM-03 Quantron - Set of 5, and Fansproject - Function X-4: Sigma L and more! We also have new preorders on the site like KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Four: A - Transistor & HiFi, DX9 Toys - D03 Invisible, Transformers x Playstation Optimus Prime, Ark Studio - VIP Series - Specter, Peacekeeper, & Silverstorm, Japanese Legends Arcee, Chromia and Windblade, and a restock of FansToys FT-04 Scoria. 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:
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6. Sentinel Transformers Pen - Black Convoy - Now instock!
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TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 10:13 AM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
Hasbro-2014-Q3-Conference-Call-12 TFW2005 attended the Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call live today.

The last financial quarter was very eventful for Hasbro. Not only the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network was rebranded, the next Transformers Animated Series; Transformers: Robots In Disguise went to the Cartoon Network. Hasbro also appointed a new Brand President; Mr. John Frascotti. So, we joined the call unsure of what we might hear this time. Will it be good, bad or the usual? But we did not knew, that we were in for a treat as Hasbro made some important statements regarding the future of some of our beloved brands, including Transformers.

More than a year ago, TFW2005 revealed for the first time, a curious new Hasbro Trademark at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark is called AllSpark Pictures and it was only today that Hasbro revealed what it is. AllSpark Pictures is a new initiative by Hasbro where the Toy Company will produce Movies. Hasbro Studios will continue to provide content for the Television while AllSpark Pictures will cater the Live Action/Animated Movies.

The call contained:
  • The success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformers 5 Announced
  • AllSpark Pictures
  • Transformers: Robots In Disguise
  • Why Transformers Titan Heroes Exist

You can find more information, after the jump.
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