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TFW's Generations Chromia In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 03:22 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Chromia-Robot-29 For our next gallery we present the other new addition in the next Generations Deluxe class assortment, Generations Chromia!

Chromia was one of the original female Autobots, introduced in the 1985 episode "The Search for Alpha Trion" along with Firestar, Moonracer, and Elita One. She's more recently received a new, updated design as one of the three female Transformers added to the IDW comics universe alongside Windblade and Nautica. This toy represents that new, updated design - but at the same time it does a good job of homaging the original Chromia. What it means for collectors is we get another female Autobot for our shelves!

The Chromia toy is a pretty cool bit of mold reuse on Hasbro's part. The basic transformation along with the torso, shoulders, hands, and parts of the legs are recycled from the Transformers Prime mainline Arcee toy - but the rest of the toy is completely reworked to the extent that Chromia is barely recognizable from Prime Arcee, unless you stand them next to each other. Chromia keeps all the good stuff from the Arcee mold she is based on - poseability and balance are great, with only the shoulders occasionally being obstructed. Chromia is fairly light on accessories with just the one weapon, but she makes up for it by looking great and having a particularly cool alternate mode. She's worth taking a look at if you want another addition to your IDW Transformers characters shelves - check out our gallery and see for yourself.

Generations Chromia Gallery
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Kre-O Battlechangers In-Hand Images

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 07:05 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1922116_10204772725936040_7730819480773408795_n Via Jacquelyn Orenza on Facebook, we have a look at the upcoming Kre-O Transformers Battlechangers in hand. These figures are Transformers Kre-O sets which can transform between robot and alternate modes without the need to be disassembled. The first assortment seems to be giving us four classic characters in this format - Starscream, Grimlock, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. We're told these figures have fairly substantial backpacks to facilitate the transformations, but they look pretty cool - check out the images after the break.
Views: 5,536 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Arcee In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 03:26 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Arcee-Robot-009 Now we have something very special to share with you. A gallery of a toy who has been 28 years in the making. After so many years since her debut, we bring you this gallery of Hasbro's Transformers Generations Arcee!

Arcee is here a faithful recreation of her original Generation 1 design, as seen in 1986's Transformers the Movie. Everything about her design is directly inspired from how Arcee looked in the original animated movie - from the high-tech pink coupe alternate mode, to the slender build of her robot mode with the front wheel arches on the shoulders.

The look of the figure is spot on. The articulation is decent, although the legs do feel a little restricted by the design of the hips. Arcee is surprisingly good at balancing, considering the small feet and the amount of bulk on her backpack. The backpack is one of the negatives of this figure - owing to the source design, Hasbro has pretty much the entire alternate mode fold up on to the back. It tucks in well, and helps to get that nice, streamlined robot mode down pat, but if you don't like this kind of transformation, Arcee won't thrill you.

Arcee comes with an arsenal of accessories - two blasters which stow in alternate mode, and holster on the hips of the robot mode. Both are based on guns Arcee had used in the run of the Generation 1 cartoons she appeared in. Arcee also has a pair of swords, jointly inspired by her Animated toy and her current comic persona. These swords can be held as normal swords, or held as "gunblades" as well as mounted on the forearms, so there's a decent number of display options for them.

All in all, this Arcee toy is the Arcee toy we've been waiting for - a nice, faithful representation of the design from the show. She's not perfect, but she fills that Arcee shaped gap in our collections perfectly. Check out our gallery for over 150 pictures of this little lady:

Generations Arcee Gallery
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Takara-Tomy Yuya Onishi Staff Interview Translations

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 07:03 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
27474185d1413628846-takaratomy-staff-interview-yuya-onishi-aoe-generations-onishisan TFW2005 staff member SydneyY has shared with us some translations of an interview with Takara-Tomy's Yuya Onishi. Mr Onishi has worked on a wide spectrum of Transformers releases over the last few years, including the Age of Extinction Deluxe new Bumblebee, Deluxe Drift and Generations Starscream and Brainstorm, all of whom are discussed here.

It's a particularly insightful collection of interviews, giving us a view into the creative process of these cool Transformers toys - check it out after the break. Thanks also goes to TFW staff members Shin Densetsu, Mechafire and EnergonWaffles for their support and assistance during the translations.
Views: 3,561 / Credit: SydneyY, Shin Densetsu, Mechafire and EnergonWaffles of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Universe Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megatron Art

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 06:24 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
3uety In the Transformers Universe game fansite kit released by Jagex, there are some nice artworks of three characters who are central to the Transformers franchise - Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bumblebee. These full-body shots give us Jagex's reimaginings of these three characters in all their glory. Check them out attached to this post.

Click here to visit Jagex's Transformers Universe homepage and find out more about the game!
Views: 8,109 / Credit: Novaburnhilde of the 2005 Boards!

Takara-Tomy October Releases & Legendary Weapons In-Hand

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 06:24 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
B0N5O6UCMAA-PqT Alfes2010 has shared some images of some of Takara-Tomy's October Transformers Age of Extinction Japanese market releases, including some images of the "Legendary Weapons" accessories being given away as a part of a promotional campaign.

Via Alfes' Twitter account, we have a look at a couple of those Legendary Weapon premiums - available free when spending 3,000 yen or more at specific retailers. In particular there are some great looks at the "Prime Axe" weapon.

Next on Alfes' blog we have a look at the Japanese market version of Power Battlers Galvatron. This "Lost Age" Galvatron is shown side-by-side with the other Japanese market releases of Galvatron toys - the Voyager class Generations Galvatron, and the One Step Changer. Which brings us nicely on to the next item!

Alfes has also shared images of the Japanese market One Step Changer four pack. This four pack collects the One Step Changers versions of Galvatron, Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Helicopter Drift and Dinobot Slug in a single box.

Check out the images for all of these and see what you think.
Views: 5,622 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Mastershooter Armada Swindle Targetmaster for Generations Armada Starscream

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 04:54 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
20141017_235456_zps7ncphjsd Mastershooter have updated their Facebook page with a new photo showcasing another one of their Shooter Masters which they will be offering at TFcon Chicago next weekend. They have unveiled "Hustler", who is colored to match the recent Generations Armada Starscream, and is based on the original Armada Starscream's Mini-Con partner, Swindle. Check out the image and see what you think.
Views: 5,094 / Credit: Insane Galvatron of the 2005 Boards!

Dual Model Kit Bumblebee to be re-released

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 05:52 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
TAK11977 Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store report that the Dual Model Kit version of Autobot Bumblebee - based on his appearance in Transformers Dark of the Moon - will be getting a rerelease in March 2015. This kit for those not aware does not transform, but sports good poseability and incredible detail compared to the on-screen model. Well worth taking a look at if you're a fan of the movies or a fan of Bumblebee!
Views: 3,561 / Credit: Lbsammills51 of the 2005 Boards!

Age of Extinction Power Battlers Wave 3 and One Step Changers Wave 4 Released in Taiwan

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 05:45 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27474099d1413550596-aoe-one-step-waves-4-power-battlers-waves-2-5-3-s__17571921 TFW2005 member prime roller reports that the next assortments of Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers have been released in Taiwan. Power Battlers Wave 3 has been sighted (which adds Dinobots Grimlock, Slug and Snarl along with Decepticons Lockdown and Galvatron into the mix). One Step Changers Wave 4 has also been sighted. That assortment, the last of the Age of Extinction One Step Changers assortments, adds Prowl, Revenge of the Fallen Megatron, Rollbar and Strafe.

Hopefully this should mean a US release is not far behind. Watch this space for further updates.
Views: 4,479 / Credit: prime roller of the 2005 Boards!

Reminder: TFcon Chicago 2014 Registration Ends Today

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 01:31 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFcon-2014-exclusives Just a reminder if you are looking to register for TFcon Chicago 2014, today is your last day to register online for the convention and reserve the TFcon 2014 exclusives.

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. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website.

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.

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Hasbro Appoints John Frascotti To President, Hasbro Brands

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 11:43 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
John_Frascotti If you have been following our Hasbro event coverage news posts, then this name must be familiar to you; John Frascotti, former Chief Marketing Officer of Hasbro. He is the one who brings the official global marketing update for the Transformers brand and several other famous Hasbro brands including My Little Pony, G. I. Joe, Nerf and Monopoly.

Well, he's now promoted. An official Press Release by Hasbro states that Mr. John Frascotti is now President, Hasbro Brands.

"Across our organization, we are building a tremendous team that can inspire new ideas through our brands and execute them through our brand blueprint, in brand building and storytelling globally," said Brian D. Goldner, President and Chief Executive Officer. "No one is better suited than John for this new leadership opportunity. His vision and consumer-centric approach will serve Hasbro and all of its stakeholders well as we continue to work side-by-side to deliver compelling brand expressions across generations and geographies."

"I am incredibly honored to be leading this dynamic group of professionals," said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. "This unified approach will enable us to continue to drive the momentum in our business and develop our brands holistically across platforms to meet the evolving needs of our global consumers."


Congratulations, Mr. Frascotti.

You can read the full Press Release, after the jump.
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New Bumblebee Ornament Found At Wal-Mart

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 08:38 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
2zgvtb7 The Holiday season must be right around the corner as TFW2005 boards Yaujta relayed to us a recent find of a new Transformers Bumblebee ornament. Each year the retail chain Wal-Mart puts out a line of ornaments to help you decorate the holidays, with this Bumblebee being the first Transformers character of the year. Time will tell if more Transformers will get the ornament treatment.

Check it out after the jump.
Views: 4,063 / Credit: Yaujta of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1244

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 06:37 AM by Red Goblin under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor Robot Kingdom dropped us a line with their latest newsletter! Some new preorders are available so be sure to read the full update after the jump!

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For every USD50 ordered, 4 pack of TF Movie 3 Trading card will be included.
For over USD300 Order, A Card Album will also be included!

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Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 04:45 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
image Looks like Toys R Us will be getting a new exclusive next year in the form of Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave. Like their 2013 Masterpiece Soundwave release, it will include 5 tapes. Like the recently announced Year Of the Goat Optimus, this Soundwave and his tapes will be molded in a mix of orange and translucent plastic.

The image comes our way from the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page. Read on to check out this upcoming addition to the Transformers Platinum Edition series.
Views: 12,241 / Credit: Jetbolt of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 04:36 AM by Shin Densetsu under All News
image It's been a long time since we've seen the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime mold reused. Hasbro is bringing it back for the Year Of The Goat. The end result is a unique take on Optimus Prime, using a generous mix of translucent plastic.

Piqued your interest? Read on to check out the upcoming Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime. The image comes our way via the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page.
Views: 11,309 / Credit: Jetbolt of the 2005 Boards!
 
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