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Sentinel Optimus Prime Pen In-Hand Images

Posted on 09-28-2014 at 12:29 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
10650016_551959978236843_6811468424974918458_n The Sentinel Transformers Optimus Prime pen has now been released in Japan. This transforming pen is a cool novelty item with a truly excellent look to the little Optimus Prime's robot mode.

Check out these in-hand images, which come from a number of sources including Ci Chan, 北马伊斯力 on Weibo, and Oscar Fung.
Views: 7,982 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Million Publishing GoShooter, Shouki and Cloud Roadbuster & Hellwarp display images

Posted on 09-28-2014 at 12:23 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
rR6P8h6 The Super Festival 66 is currently taking place in Japan, and via Taghobby, we can share some images of upcoming Transformers toys which are on show there.

First up are the Million Publishing exclusives, Shouki and GoShooter, who are mail in exclusives for Transformers Generations 2014 Volumes 1 and 2 respectively. They are homages to characters from Headmasters and Masterforce, the Japanese Generation 1 shows, and both feature Mini-Con / Targetmaster partners.

Next up are a couple of new images of the fourth set of Transformers Cloud releases. For the fourth releases in the Transformers Cloud line, Generations Roadbuster is getting a repaint as Energon Ironhide aka Super Link Roadbuster, while Generations Sky-Byte is sporting a Skywarp redeco as Hellwarp.

Check out all the new images attached to this post.
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Dual Model Kit Optimus Prime, Playstation Optimus Prime, Megadrive Megatron, and more new images

Posted on 09-28-2014 at 07:03 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
10632845_522577397844864_2944957934428378062_n The 54th All Japan Model and Hobby Show is now on! While it is not a place we traditionally see a lot of regular retail level Transformers toys revealed, we do have a fresh look at some new licensed Transformers items from Takara-Tomy and Kotobukiya. On show we have:
  • Takara-Tomy's Dual Model Kit Age of Extinction Optimus Prime
  • Takara-Tomy Arts (T-Arts) Playstation Optimus Prime
  • T-Arts Megadrive Megatron
  • Kotobukiya D-Style Convoy
  • Kotobukiya D-Style Megatron

Check out the new images of all of these after the break, courtesy of Autobase Aichi on Facebook.
Views: 7,684 / Credit: Autobase Aichi

Kotobukiya Z Prime Figure

Posted on 09-28-2014 at 06:46 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
27470222d1411875149-kotobukiya-z-prime-1385073_522267834542487_6452599577311366789_n Via Autobase Aichi on Facebook we have a reveal of what seems to be a new licensed Transformers figure from the 54th All Japan Model & Hobby Show. This figure, named "Z Prime", does not homage an existing Optimus Prime design - rather, it is a redeco or retool of Kotobukiya's A03 Type K Z Knight figure.

From the image we can work out that this figure mostly seems to be a straight-up application of Optimus Prime colors onto the Type K figure (we can't tell if the head is different as the forearm is in the way, but we think it's the same between both versions). There's some new tooling though, as Z Prime comes with a Matrix. There's no word on if Z Prime will feature the sword and shield of the original release.

This figure would seem to be a crossover between Transformers and an obscure offshoot of Tomy's Zoids line, called Z Knights, from the 1990s, which took the Zoids model kit formula and applied it to bipedal robots patterned after warriors of various cultures around the world.

No word on a release date for this one yet - so keep it TFW for more news and information on this release. You can check out more images of the A03 Type K Z Knight, which this new Prime is based on, over at HLJ to get a flavor of what to expect from this release.
Views: 5,375 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Renderform heads for FansProject Code and Smart Robin

Posted on 09-27-2014 at 06:06 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
RFX-005L_02 Third party garage kit company Renderform have also announced that they will be making a series of heads for the FansProject Code (aka Chromedome) and Smart Robin (aka Brainstorm). The heads are based on the More than Meets the Eye comic artwork and do not transform - they do however stow in the alt-mode cockpit and they look sharp.

There are a series of different heads available to suit all tastes. The Code head "Chromey" comes in both modern and "retro" versions, the latter being inspired by the look of Chromedome in the Shadowplay arc. Both of these heads have a choice of painted or translucent yellow visors.

The Brainstorm "Stormy" heads are also available in multiple versions, with painted or translucent eyes in both blue and yellow on offer, four versions in all. Red and silver "Virus" versions of all three heads are also going to be released, in limited numbers.

Check out the Renderform homepage for more information!
Views: 5,541 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

Beast Wars Second Galvatron Design Sketches

Posted on 09-27-2014 at 05:53 AM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
Bydxq8HCAAIORa9 Hisashi Yuki has shared a real blast from the past on his Twitter account, TFYuki. He's posted up some of the original pen concept sketches for Beast Wars Second Galvatron. Beast Wars Second (or BWII as some know it) diverged from the US Beast Wars continuity and introduced a host of new characters. Galvatron was the Destron leader in this series, a triple changer who possessed dragon and drill tank forms. These sketches show the earliest ideas of Galvatron, from the first concepts that Galvatron with the drill as one of his arms to the finalized design.

Check them out attached to this post.
Views: 6,015 / Credit: madhatprime of the 2005 Boards!

Kre-O Elite Optimus Prime at Canadian Toys R Us Stores this weekend

Posted on 09-27-2014 at 05:53 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
10350507_711918608878336_305130752233784968_n Hasbro and Toys R Us in Canada have partnered up to offer the Elite Optimus Prime Kre-O figure as a "make and take" exclusive. The set offers a Kreon Optimus Prime at its core with lots of parts around the edges to "bulk up" the Kreon into a larger buildable figure.

The event is running in Canadian Toys R Us stores on the 27th of September - that's today folks! Be sure to head over and check it out.

Thanks to the official Transformers Facebook page for the heads up.
Views: 3,201 / Credit: Moroni Prime of the 2005 Boards!

Renderform Steel Magnum and Iron Magnum heads for Fansproject Steelcore

Posted on 09-27-2014 at 03:16 AM by Superquad7 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Renderform-FP-Steel-Iron-heads-01 Board member and Renderform extraordinaire, Venksta, gave us an update on some add-ons for the Fansproject Steel Core figure. You can read his update after the jump as well as view the images of the head mirrored to this news post!
"Originally presented at TFCon 2012, the Renderform Iron Magnum and Steel Magnum heads are up for preorder.

These heads are for Fansproject's Steelcore figure! The heads are inspired by the Armada Overload/Energon Ultra Magnus, which many people felt initially was the homage that Steelcore was based on.

The RFX-009 Iron Magnum head is based on the original prototype design shown off at TFCon 2012. While the RFX-008 Steel Magnum is based on my custom head design. Both heads are available in Steel Core colors and Energon Ultra Magnus colors. The Steelcore colors are limited to 150 sets each, while the Magnus colors are only 100 sets each.

Also available is the RFX-009R Red Sentinel kit, which comes with a metallic red Leo Justice Sword. This head is based on a concept design I did, which the Steel Magnum head is based on. Its also intended to create a new variation and look, when you swap the Steel chest for the upcoming Soleron Ruthen from the FPCore.com membership! This set is limited to only 50 pieces. I included a CAD mockup of how the Red Sentinel will look like with the Steel Core and Ruthen combo, below.

For more info, photos and preordering, please visit:
RFX-008 Steel Magnum and RFX-009 Iron Magnum - Renderform.com
"
Views: 5,313 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

Toy Stages - Official Product and Site Launch!

Posted on 09-27-2014 at 12:40 AM by Superquad7 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
ToyStages-Logo We've got some really exciting news for those of you who really enjoy additions to a collection like displays, dioramas, and backdrops! Reprolabels.COM operator and one of the founding members of our own Radicons forums, Delta Star, dropped by to give us this press release launch of a new venture - ToyStages.COM!

ToyStages.COM aims to assist the collector who wants to spruce up their shelf space with originally-made backdrops made to fit both a standard bookshelf as well as the popular IKEA Detolf cabinets that many collectors use! Utilizing the same quality that tons of collectors have come to expect with Reprolabels, Toy Stages desires to further provide fans and collectors with top notch, quality products that greatly enhance toys such as our favorite Transformers. They also offer a variety of backdrops for other toy lines as well. This is what Delta Star has to say:
"Toystages.com produces backdrops for toy collectors. They're great for photo shoots and permanent display.

A new section has been added with several backdrops aimed at the Transformers collector!

Each one comes in multiple formats, so have a look: http://toystages.com

Also, they will be displaying the large backdrops at Action Figure Expo this Sunday in Mississauga, so if you're in the are, go and have a look!"


You can check out a few of the images mirrored here of what can be purchased after the jump, or you can venture on over to the site of ToyStages.COM. Be sure to check them out on their Facebook page as well! Also, certainly don't forget that if any of your Transformers need some additional detail or label restoration that Reprolabels.COM is your source there as well!

As Delta Star states, be sure to drop by and say, "hello!" at the 11th Annual Canadian Acition Figure Expo convention. This show features a huge selection of vintage '80s 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, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

What are your initial thoughts on these? Be sure to let us know in the ongoing discussion on our forums by clicking the Discuss link below!

Delta Star often posts previews and many different things still in our Radicons Customs as well!

Views: 2,367 / Credit: Delta Star of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Score Release Date October 7th

Posted on 09-26-2014 at 07:10 PM by ORIO under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
aoe-score Good news for fans of Steve Jablonsky. The composer for the Transformers live action movies has updated his Facebook page with the following update on the Transformers Age of Extinction Score:

For those of you who have been waiting....it's here. Thanks for your patience!
Release date is October 7th. It's been a pleasure putting this together with the fine folks at La-La Land Records, big thanks to them.
My homework assignment for this weekend: finish signing a couple hundred copies, which will be available on La-La Land's website as well as a handful of randomly signed ones going out to whatever places still sell CDs. So if you get a copy that has some weird black scribble on it, that's probably my signature.
As always, thank you everyone for all the love and support. You guys are the reason I pushed to get this out.
Steve


Mark your calendars folks! Click on the title bar to discuss
Views: 2,247 / Credit: Omega Charge, Beast_Megatron of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1241

Posted on 09-26-2014 at 05:33 PM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News

Transformers: Universe Autobot And Decepticon Introduction Videos

Posted on 09-26-2014 at 12:13 PM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
Transformers-Universe-Autobots-Decepticons More Transformers Game News. Jagex has released two videos showcasing the Autobot and Decepticon sides of the story for Transformers: Universe.

Will you side with Optimus Prime and the Autobots, or lust for power with Megatron and his Decepticon army? That choice is yours in Transformers Universe, the next evolution in MOBA gameplay. Now is the chance to enter the fray in this explosive PVP combat game packed with killer team combat.

Fight alongside your friends and go head to head with some of the best players in the universe

Choose your allegiance and prepare for war! Enter the frontlines at http://www.transformersuniverse.com/ for intense PVP action and killer team combat


Join the war against the Decepticons and ally with Optimus Prime to defeat the tyranny of Megatron!


Join the war against the Autobots and ally with Megatron to achieve Peace through Tyranny!

Views: 2,263 / Credit: Niv3k of the 2005 Boards!

Angry Birds: Transformers Released In New Zealand & Finland - 25 Minutes Of Gameplay Footage

Posted on 09-26-2014 at 10:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
fgtvangrybirdstransformers Forbes and mobile gaming related sites are reporting that Angry Birds: Transformers is now available for download in New Zealand and Finland with Canada and Australia set to follow soon afterwards.

This release is a "Soft Launch"; a growing trend where apps are released earlier than their worldwide release dates for publicity and testing purposes.
Currently, iOS users are the only users who can download it early, if they are living in the above mentioned countries. Download link: iTunes.

Forbes had this to say:
"The game starts with Optimus Prime (Red) and Bumblebee (Chuck) as they fight against the Eggbots created by Eggspark. During play, you tap the screen to shoot different targets and power up your transformation and special powers.

This builds on the kart racing of Angry Birds Go!, role-play action of Angry Birds Epic and the most recent projectile play in Angry Birds Stella. Adding this new mechanic may attract a new set of players to the franchise, as well as long in the tooth Transformers fans.


This is where Hasbro comes in:
"The game makes use of toys to unlock additional characters by placing them over the camera of the tablet or smartphone device. Itís the kind of approach popularized by Skylanders (and more recently Disney Infinity) and should make the game popular with children."

Family Game TV has released a video of the first 25 minutes of the game. The gameplay footage reveals that this game is more of a Rail Shooter than an Endless Runner. Check it out, after the jump.
Views: 2,776

WTF@TFW Podcast episode 322 now online

Posted on 09-25-2014 at 01:19 PM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
Headman01_zps18897c12 Television land will never be the same as Vangelus tunes into the Aaron and TJ Omega networks to learn about children and Colombia.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 322

And if you want to hear some lengthy Age of Extinction roundtable discussion, check out our long-delayed WTF @ Age of Extinction podcast!
WTF @ Age of Extinction - July 18 2014

If you use iTunes and regularly subscribe to podcasts, you can add us to your player and have the software download each episode automatically each time we update. To do that, and give us a reviews on iTunes, click here: Transformers Podcast on iTunes.
Views: 1,167

Play With This Too Astro Blast

Posted on 09-25-2014 at 12:49 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27469592d1411610146-play-too-astroblast-astro-web While not a true "third party" release, we thought this might interest you. Several former Hasbro staff have set up a new toy company to deliver a series of 6 inch action figures with interchangeable parts and weapons. The company, called "Play With This Too", will feature "intergalatic heroes vs ferocious monsters". Each figure will also come with a Tech Drone, which is a transforming sidekick figure.

You might recognize a few of the concepts at work here - spacemen vs monsters was ultimately the main paradigm of the 1988 Pretenders series of Transformers, which the Tech Drones might play into. On the other hand, the designs are original, so maybe we're seeing patterns where there are none.

Check out the Play With This Too homepage for more information.
Views: 6,957 / Credit: PWTToo of the 2005 Boards!
 
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