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TFsource SourceNews for December 15, 2014!

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 01:00 PM by Matty under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just started the week off with their latest SourceNews! If you still have gift shopping to do be sure to check out TFsource's gift cards! Full update below:

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new preorder items like FansToys FT-04T and FT-04X Scoria, 2 new deco's of this very popular figure, DX9 Toys X03 & X04 War in Pocket Plague and Medilance Set and DX9 D03i the Phantom, GCreation - Shuraking - SRK-02, TFC Toys - Prometheus - TFC-04 Redcross and TFC-05 Verti-Aid, and Hasbro Generations Combiners Wars - Deluxe, Voyager and Legends scale Series 1. We also have new instock items like Maketoys Utopia, ToyWorld - TW-H04 Infinitor, Warbotron - WB01-B - Heavy Noisy, and MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! And Visit our sister site theToySource.com for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. TFsource eGift Cards Available! Enter to Win TFsource's $500 Holiday Shopping Spree!
2. Now Instock - Maketoys Utopia!
3. Now Instock - ToyWorld - TW-H04 Infinitor!
4. Now up for preorder - FT04T & FT04X Limited Edition!
5. Now Instock - Fansproject - Lost Exo Realm - LER-02 Cubrar and Tekour!
6. Masterpiece Updates!
7. KFC's Transistor - Updated Product Photos!
8. New Preorders Up - Hasbro Generations Combiner Wars!
9. New preorder up - SRK-02 by GCreations!
10. Now back instock - Warbotron Heavy Noisy!
11. New TFC Toys - Prometheus Preorders UP!
12. New 3rd Party Preorders up!
13. theToySource Updates!
14. Source Blog Updates!
15. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
16. Newest Instock items at TFsource

Transformers Generation 1 Cartoon No Longer On Netflix Starting January 1, 2015

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 11:43 AM by Matty under Generation 1
transformers-geewun Unfortunately it looks like the Transformers Generation 1 cartoon will no longer be available to stream on Netflix starting this January 1, 2015. According to an article on The Gothamist, the original Transformers show will conclude its stint on Netflix, among many other non-Transformers related movies and TV shows. In related news to our Hisstank members, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero will also be departing.

If you haven't seen G1 yet, you have until January 1st to stream all four seasons! Time to start binge watching!
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Takara-Tomy Transformers Legends Jetfire Images

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 07:57 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
B441nHPCUAAZVeU Hisashi Yuki has shared some in-hand images of the Takara-Tomy release of the Generations Leader Jetfire on his Twitter account. This release, a part of the Japanese Transformers Legends line, lacks the shiny red chrome on the armor and boosters that the Hasbro release posesses, and also adds some very slight additional paint applications, some of which were planned for the Hasbro release but budgeted out.

Check out the images and see what you make of this new Autobot release.
Views: 5,373 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 9 Bot-Tastic Voyage Preview Clip

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 02:36 AM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
char_61076 Discovery Family Channel have uploaded a preview clip for the next episode of Transformers Rescue Bots, Bot-Tastic Voyage! In this all new episode, Kade accidentally swallows some cleaning nano-bots and it's up to the rest of the crew to go on a fantastic voyage into Kade himself to save him! Yes, it's a classic sci-fi movie premise like Innerspace - be sure to tune in on Saturday at 1:30 pm EST on Discovery Family to check out the episode.

Click here to view the full clip.


It's also worth noting, this one is being referred to as episode 9 - The Riders of Midwinter, while only airing for the first time as a part of season 3, is indeed considered a season 2 episode.
Views: 779 / Credit: moreprimeland of the 2005 Boards!

HLJ Happy Holidays Sale

Posted on 12-14-2014 at 09:34 PM by Tony_Bacala under Sponsor News
hljhappyholidays Site sponsor Hobby Link Japan dropped us a line to let us know about their Happy Holidays Sale featuring over 2000 items at a discounted rate. Figures, Action Figures, Sci-Fi, Trading Figures, Gundam and more are included. We did a quick scan and there are some Transformers deals to be had.



The Happy Holidays Sale runs from December 15th 9AM - December 25th, 6PM Japan Standard Time.
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Mega Steel Blaster Color Image

Posted on 12-14-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
1911816_582146895218151_5663470562128950972_n Third party group Mega Steel have updated their Weibo account with a color image of their unofficial Blaster toy. Named Buster, they are saying this figure will be in the hands of reviewers (which we presume includes TFW's own Vangelus) later this month, and the final version is expected to be in production by the middle of January 2015.

Check out the image and see what you think.
Views: 6,324 / Credit: Daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Robots in Disguise Three Step Changers Grimlock and Bumblebee Released at US Retail

Posted on 12-14-2014 at 09:09 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
20141213_172544_zps06f6965a We've got reports that the new Robots in Disguise Three Step Changers aka Hyperchange Heroes have arrived at US retail. Reports so far have come in to say Grimlock has been released, but we expect that Bumblebee is also out since they should be in the same assortment.

Three Step Robots in Disguise Grimlock was spotted in a Toys R Us in Greenwood, Indiana. Big thanks to TFW2005 member SAF7 for the heads up!

UPDATE - TFW2005 member Rookbartley has confirmed that Bumblebee is also out at retail.
Views: 4,538 / Credit: SAF7 of the 2005 Boards!

Captured Prey Winter Sale 2014 Now On!

Posted on 12-14-2014 at 08:52 AM by Sol Fury under Sponsor News
The all round good guys (and our site sponsors) at Captured Prey have dropped by to let us know that the Captured Prey Winter Sale is now on! There's 60 items on sale across a variety of lines - check out the update below and then click the link in the banner to see their full sale listings!


Looking for some final gifts? Or, soon enough, some cool stuff to pick up with your holiday money? Come check out the Captured Prey Winter Sale! We've got over 60 items on sale, from BotCon, TFCon, Takara Generations, Hasbro Generations, Movie Advanced, Prime, Bearbrick, KFC Toys, Dr. Wu, The Loyal Subjects, and more! You'll help us clear space for next year's product and get some great deals on toys you'll enjoy too!

Plus, we've got new preorders like Fans Toys FT-04T Scoria Toy Version, and new arrivals like Microblaze Creations Military Titans, Takara Legends Tankor, Roadbuster, and Whirl, Iron Factory Turrets and Manacle, Maketoys Utopia, and DX9's Evasion Prime armor!

Orders placed through Thursday, December 18th will be shipped by December 20th and should arrive in time for Christmas if shipped via Priority Mail, per USPS shipping guidelines! For FedEx shipping, the last day will be December 17th, so order by December 15th! Unfortunately we can't guarantee Christmas delivery for free shipping options, though we will do our best to get them out the same or the next day to maximize the chances of delivery by the 24th!

Generations Combiner Wars Deluxes also out in the UK!

Posted on 12-13-2014 at 05:03 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
27484490d1418483767-combiner-wars-out-united-kingdom-image Yes friends, it seems the UK has not only got the Combiner Wars Voyagers but also the Deluxe class limbs! TFW2005 member Bumblebee2008 reports finding the three Aerialbots in the first wave of Deluxes - Alpha Bravo, Skydive and Firefly - at a Smyths toy store in Milton Keynes! This backs up previous reports that Smyths stores were clearing space - and now we have a sighting.

Happy hunting my fellow UK fans! Here's hoping that a US sighting follows soon to share the love!
Views: 8,565 / Credit: Bumblebee2008 of the 2005 Boards!

Rescue Bots Rescan Boulder and Chase Released in the US

Posted on 12-13-2014 at 04:55 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
BoulderTruckTarget We have received report that the next pair of new Transformers Rescue Bots are rolling to the rescue! Boulder and Chase are now showing up at retail in their new "rescanned" alternate modes - Chase as a police SUV and Boulder as a dump truck. Notably, the Boulder features black wheels rather than green ones matching the rest of the toy, like earlier official promo images implied.

These two were spotted at a Target in Westminster, South California! Big thanks to TFW2005 member OCProwl for the heads up.
Views: 1,774 / Credit: OCProwl of the 2005 Boards!

Fanstoys Scoria / Dinobot Slag Toy Version

Posted on 12-13-2014 at 10:14 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27484454d1418467856-fanstoys-ft-04x-ft-04t-scoria-toy-version-ft04t- Some new images have been released showing FansToys next Iron Dibot release. Revisiting their first Dinobot, the group will be doing a second version of their popular Scoria, who was based on Generation 1 Slag. This version will be based on the original toy, rather than the cartoon animation model, so will feature details such as a black red, red triceratops horns and an all-chrome gun.

There are two versions of the Scoria Toy Version coming in April 2014 - a mass retail one FT-04T, and one which is limited to 1000 pieces, FT-04X.

Our sponsor TFSource currently has both versions up for preorder:

FT-04T Scoria Toy Version
FT-04X Scoria Limited Edition Version
Views: 4,291 / Credit: dalianjj of the 2005 Boards!

HTI To Showcase Transformers: Robots In Disguise Track Sets At Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015

Posted on 12-13-2014 at 09:11 AM by SilverOptimus under Robots In Disguise (201x)
Transformers-Robots-In-Disguise-HTI-Track-Set HTI is returning to Nuremberg Toy Fair next year to showcase a new Vehicle Track Set based on the upcoming Transformers: Robots In Disguise animated series. This newsie received the news thanks to a subscribed Licensing Newsletter.

"With the Transformers: Robots In Disguise animated TV Series due in Q1 2015, HTI will be launching a new range of vehicle track sets, including the Optimus Prime Challenge Track Set which features 1:64 scale pull-back Autobot and Decepticon cars."

HTI displayed a similarly named Track Set during last year's Toy Fair for [then upcoming] Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Check out the old commercial below:

Views: 3,328

Robots in Disguise Legion Class Wave 1 Released at US Retail

Posted on 12-13-2014 at 08:53 AM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
RiD-Legion We've had One Steps and Warriors, and now, the Robots in Disguise Legion class has also arrived at US retail. The first assortment of the new Legion class - featuring Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Strongarm and Steeljaw - has arrived at retail. These were spotted at a Toys R Us in Fort Wayne, Indianan.

A big thanks to TFW2005 member Rookbartley for the heads up!
Views: 2,658 / Credit: Rookbartley of the 2005 Boards!

RUMOR - Transformers: Generations Combiner Wars Sunstreaker, Ironhide, Prowl, and Mirage Incoming?

Posted on 12-12-2014 at 06:49 PM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
image Yet another toy rumor has just surfaced! TFW2005 boards member DecepticusPrime has once again come to us with some new info, reporting finding listings for both some previously-rumored and, more interestingly, some previously-unknown figures in Walmart's systems.

The brand new listings are for:

• Generations Deluxe Sunstreaker
• Generations Deluxe Ironhide
• Generations Deluxe Prowl
• Generations Deluxe Mirage


And as for listings we'd already heard of before, we now have even more evidence of the Protectobots (and by extension Defensor) happening:

• Protectobot Blades
• Protectobot Streetwise
• Protectobot First Aid
• Protectobot Rook


It's currently unknown to us what exactly Sunstreaker, Ironhide, Prowl, and Mirage are - fans have been speculating that Mirage could be retooled from Deluxe Drag Strip, so is it possible these are retools of the already-existing Transformers: Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe limbs; a halfways reference to the G1 episode Masquerade to further fill out the Autobot ranks?

We'll just have to wait and see - but for now, you can check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 7,611 / Credit: DecepticusPrime of the 2005 Boards!

Dealer registration available for TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted on 12-12-2014 at 06:08 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-facebook-logo Dealer registration is now available for TFcon Toronto 2015. For those of you that were looking to sell at the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention now is the time to book, you can contact TFcon now to reserve your space. Dealers from last year have automatically been sent the on-line registration information.

Registration for attendees will be available in the coming months.

The TFcon Toronto 2015 hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Toronto 2015 by calling the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre reservation department direct and toll free at 1-800-422-8238 or book online. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can book your room via the 2015 hotel reservation website at https://www.deltahotels.com/Groups/D...onference-2015

The group rate is good for July 13th to July 24th, 2015 at the price of $109 per room. No deposit is required to reserve your room now. You have until the day before your reservation to cancel your room if you can’t make the convention.

Save the dates! TFcon Toronto – The world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015.
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