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Warbotron's Lightspeed and Nosecone Colored Test Shots

Posted on 04-23-2015 at 12:59 AM by Sentinel under 3rd Party Unlicensed
image We have a small update on Warbotron's latest project, a new and improved version of everyone's favorite genius combiner, Computron.

Board member icemanff23 has provided us with the first colored test shots of Warbotron's Lightspeed and Nosecone. So far all we have to show you are the robot modes, but they very much evoke the source material and look great.

These upcoming releases follow the highly acclaimed and very well received Turbo Ejector (Afterburner). They're scheduled for release in May and June respectively and can be pre-ordered from our site sponsors.


Keep checking back for more information on this project as it becomes available.

Staff Edit: We've added a few new bot mode pics.
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Transformers: Legends Game Event - Best Of Episode - Assault On Iacon

Posted on 04-23-2015 at 12:19 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
tumblr_inline_nn6jgdpxCz1slbwep_500 The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event; Best Of Episode - Assault On Iacon, is now live. This is a rerun of the original Assault On Iacon Event.

"The war for Cybertron has just begun and Megatron seeks a quick victory—believing that he can simply take what he wants, Megatron stages a full-scale assault on the Autobot stronghold in the city of Iacon. Onslaught and Dead End are tasked to breach the city’s defenses and pave the way for total domination!

Autobots Warpath and Bumblebee are the first to rush to Iacon’s defense. Their odds don’t look good, but with all things in a Cybertronian war, there’s more to this battle than meets the eye…

Beneath Iacon’s glistening surface rests one of the last Titans. As the city quakes and churns, it dawns on the Decepticon forces that the city isn’t collapsing, it’s changing!

Rising from the debris, Metroplex—a city-sized behemoth—towers over the city, heeding the call of the last Prime. Metroplex will defend Iacon or die trying."

Possible Combiner Wars Vortex and Prowl Revealed

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 05:55 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Combiner-Wars-Vortex The latest wave of the Combiner Wars Deluxes (Wave 3, featuring the Protectobots) have begun to arrive in the hands of collectors, including yours truly. Two of the pack-in comics have strong hints hidden in them for upcoming releases - namely, a Combiner Wars Vortex and a possible Prowl.

What we have here are a possible remolding of First Aid as Prowl - lineart included in the designer desk section of the pack-in comic for First Aid shows First Aid's body with a distinctly different head. The head has the familiar crest of Prowl (or possibly Ratchet) on it - we're going with Prowl since he was listed in store computers a while back, and is a major player in Combiner Wars. Though it's been pointed out the crest lacks the division in the middle which is distinctively Prowl, so chalk that as one more point in the "potentially Ratchet" camp.

In the Blades comic, there is extensive lineart of the helicopter mode. However, on closer examination, you can see the nose of the helicopter is more angular, the arms of the robot on the sides are different, with no missiles and "tubing" details, suggesting new arms, and the weapon mounted beneath the helicopter is very different to Blades' twin gatlings which he inherited from Alpha Bravo. It's this that got our attention, because the single gun below the helicopter nose is very reminiscent of the one on Generation 1 Blades.

Evidently someone sneaky at Hasbro dropped these two advance looks in as a bonus to fans. Those who were collecting the earlier Generations around 2010-11 might remember Hasbro used to do a similar thing with the instructions. Check out the images showing the potential new Vortex and Prowl attached to this post.
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Combiner Wars Deluxe Wave 3 (Protectobots) Extended Bios

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 05:50 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
First-Aid-Comic-Back The Combiner Wars Protectobots have been released in Asia and are making their way into the collections of early adopters everywhere, including yours truly. Like the second wave and the wave 1 repacks, the third wave of Combiner Wars Deluxes come with pack-in comic books, and these comics have extended bios on the backs of them.

You can check out the bios attached to this post, to learn more about the Combiner Wars Protectobots. There's some great backstory in there - such as how Blades honed his fighting skills in the pits of Kaon; or how Rook is a recent graduate of the Cybertronian Military Academy, expert in tactics but still green in field operations; or how Streetwise was once a spotter for a two-man sniper team, and joined the Protectobots in out of weariness for violence, in search of a better way to settle conflicts.

In addition to images of the long bios, we also have attached to this post some images of the comic covers with their awesome artwork, and the Designer Desk sections from the backs of the comics, which include some cool insight into the design process including some ideas for how to equip your Rook with all four fist / foot parts - it seems that the "Hulk Hands" thing was intentional!

Check it all out attached to this post.
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Transformers Writer James Roberts to attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 05:02 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
james-roberts TFcon is very pleased to welcome back James Roberts the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye to TFcon Toronto 2015. Mr. Roberts will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly the Delta Meadowvale) with special guests PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, John Moschitta Jr the voice of Blurr in G1 and Animated and Transformers Artists Livio Ramondelli and James Raiz with more TBA. You can book your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page and book your discounted hotel room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

DX9 Toys Chigurh Final Product Images

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 04:19 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27512678d1429719039-dx9-toys-d05-chigurh-leader-mp-astrotrain-10373831_685603748212849_8954366319010 Via MrElljay on Weibo we have a look at the finished version of the DX9 Toys Chigurh. These images show what looks to be the finalised version of this unofficial Astrotrain, compared to the earlier images which showed a mixture of photoshopped decos and unpainted prototypes. Check out the images attached to this post.
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Frank Welker Botcon 2015 VIP Experience Details

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
welkereEXbadge Botcon have posted information on their Frank Welker VIP package. The event will be an extra $200 on top of the as-yet unrevealed cost of a Primus Package / Golden Ticket, and will only be open to members of the Transformers Collectors Club.

What it gives those participating is an autograph and photo opportunity with Frank Welker, plus an exclusive art print and a pin of Megatron. It also guarantees seating at Frank Welker's panel.

For full details, check out the official Botcon homepage.
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Transformers Masterpiece MP-06 Bluestreak Box Image & Official Images

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 06:39 AM by Trailbreaker77 under Transformers Masterpiece
95764 Hasbro Australia has added the Hasbro Masterpiece Bluestreak to their website, and with it, some official images of the release including a look at the box. The box is the now-standard "large" Hasbro boxes, which suggests Bluestreak will be packaged in robot mode and there may be some "dead space" around the edge of the figure.

Check out the images attached to this post.

(For those keeping track, Masterpiece Star Saber has also gone up for order. However, his box is the same as the Japanese release one, since he is being imported from that region for the Australian market.)
Views: 5,519 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Adventure Lockdown first look

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 06:32 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
fo20703 Also via Taghobby we have our first look at Transformers Adventure Lockdown. This reworked version of Transformers Animated Lockdown is looking sharp in a deco inspired by Movie Lockdown. You can also glimpse the Adventure version of Bombshell in this image, which is a scan from Figure King 207. Check out the image at left.
Views: 7,625 / Credit: Taghobby

Transformers Masterpiece MP-26 revealed as Road Rage

Posted on 04-22-2015 at 05:42 AM by Trailbreaker77 under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-26-Roadrage Via Taghobby, Masterpiece MP-26 has been revealed as Road Rage, a remold of the upcoming MP-25 Tracks. Giving us out first ever female Masterpiece, she looks to have a different head sculpt, but no word on what other differences this mold has as compared to MP-25.

I'm sure the specifics of Road Rage's release date will be coming shortly, as well as any other accessories that will be included with the figure. TFW2005 will keep you updated as new info comes out! For now, sound off after the jump!
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Michael Bay Hard At Work On Transformers 5

Posted on 04-21-2015 at 11:40 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Movie
image It was announced recently that Transformers 5 is planned for 2017. Many have been wondering who would be directing, as it was confirmed last year that Michael Bay would not be directing Transformers 5. However, things change and money talks.

Deadline has reported that Michael Bay is hard at work developing Transformers 5. NOTE: This could mean he is just producing the movie, not directing it; he did the same thing last year for the Ninja Turtles movie. So while it's easy to assume that Bay is directing Transformers 5(given the context of the article), it may be too early to know(it's not outright stated that he's the director). At CinemaCon, Paramount's Vice President Rob Moore let out what Bay was working on:

He also promised the theater owners that Michael Bay was hard at work developing a fifth Transformers movie since the first four have made an astounding $3.7 worldwide, music to the ears of this crowd which is ALL about box office. But first Bay is directing Thirteen Hours, a war movie set around a daring rescue mission in Benghazi that is already set for release on Martin Luther King weekend next January.

It was previously reported that Bay would direct 13 Hours instead of Transformers 5. Stay tuned to our Transformers News for further updates!
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IDW Transformers Solicits for July 2015

Posted on 04-21-2015 at 05:40 PM by Sol Fury under Comics
More-than-Meets-the-Eye-43-Sub-Cover IDW have sent out their solicits for July 2015. July is set to bring us lots of great new books, including the debut of a comic based on the new Robots in Disguise animated series! This book joins the ongoing Transformers, More than Meets the Eye, and Windblade titles.

This month also features a Combiner Wars epilogue issue, titled Combiner Hunters. As well as being the issue where the Fan-Built Combiner will make their debut in the IDW universe, the cover art shows us Chromia, Windblade, and Arcee, all in alternate designs to their usual decos - could these three be hints at some possible upcoming toys?

Check out the solicits after the break, with the respective covers attached to this post.
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Rescue Bots Season 3 Episode 23 More than Meets the Eye details

Posted on 04-21-2015 at 05:14 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
RB101_HeatwaveAndBurnsFamily Zap2it have updated with details of another upcoming episode of Transformers Rescue Bots. Season 3 episode 23 will be titled "More than Meets the Eye", becoming the fifth Transformers cartoon episode to bear the name (the other four include the recent episode of Robots in Disguise, and the granddaddy of them all, the three episode pilot to the original Generation 1 cartoon).

The episode description reads as follows:
An injured Chase uncovers many mysteries while Doc's magician sister visits Griffin Rock.

Tune in to Discovery Family on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST to catch all-new episodes of Transformers Rescue Bots! This weekend is season 3 episode 19, "The New Recruits", with 2 May carrying on the story with episode 20, "Rescue Bots Academy"!
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Botcon 2015 exclusive "The Boss" revealed

Posted on 04-21-2015 at 04:23 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
Botcon has posted a fresh video to Youtube, revealing their fourth 2015 convention exclusive. Exclusive number 4 is "The Boss", who is something a bit special - a heretofore Japanese retail exclusive, Transformers Prime Breakdown, being offered as a part of the Botcon 2015 set. That's the first time this mold will have been available outside of Japan! Not only that, but this release also features a new head sculpt, and a lovely chrome grill.

But who is "The Boss"? Watch the reveal video to find out:

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Robots In Disguise Jazz and Sideswipe in Hand

Posted on 04-21-2015 at 10:46 AM by Jacer under Robots In Disguise (201x)
3w4fs5e Thanks to Oscar Fung on Facebook, we have the first in hand images of Robot in Disguise Jazz and Sideswipe. This pair is part of Wave 3 of the Warrior figures and should be out next month.

Check out the images and share your thoughts after the jump!
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