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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Air Raid In-hand Images

Posted on 02-19-2015 at 08:41 AM by Matty under Generations / Classics
zeOdiKJ Thanks to a post on T.F.N.D, we have our first in-hand look at the much anticipated Combiner Wars Air Raid! Air Raid is set to be released as part of the second wave of Combiner Wars deluxe class figures and also restarts the comic book pack ins we've seen in past Generations releases. Make the jump to see some of the key photos from the gallery!
Views: 8,822 / Credit: Dinobot Slug of the 2005 Boards!

Robots In Disguise One-Step Changers Wave 2 At US Retail

Posted on 02-19-2015 at 08:37 AM by Matty under Robots In Disguise (201x)
27498784d1424316356-rid-one-step-wave-2-found-retail-img_20150218_213644_940 Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Flexx Ark, we have our first confirmation of wave 2 of the One-Step Changers from Robots in Disguise. In this wave you will find Fixit, Grimlock, and Steeljaw! These were seen / purchased at a Target in Indianapolis.

Happy Hunting TFW!
Views: 1,727 / Credit: Flexx Ark of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Leader Starscream Biography Possibly Revealed

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 10:37 PM by Shin Densetsu under Generations / Classics
image Ever since Generations Leader Thundercracker was revealed, a repaint as Starscream seemed to be more likely to happen than not. This theory was further, solidified, if you will, by the revelation of the Transformers #41 cover, which has Starscream based on the leader Thundercracker design, with a crown.

Toys R Us Australia has a listing up for Transformers Generations Leader class figures. While images of Megatrons are shown, the listing is technically for all leader class figures. Meanwhile a biography is up for Starscream:

Starscream commands one of the most fearsome military units from Cybertron: the Seekers. The squadron has brought him great power and glory, but that means nothing as long as Megatron is the one who rules the Decepticons. Until Starscream can claim that throne, he will have to be content to be king of the Seekers.
The war between Autobot and Decepticon rages on, and with Starscream in the fight, the action gets more intense all the time! This awesome Starscream figure is a massive force for evil in robot mode with a blaster on each arm and an appetite for destruction. But when it’s time for a screaming air assault, he converts to jet mode! Get ready for a whole new generation of Transformers mayhem with this incredible Starscream figure!

Oddly enough, this is up before the likes of other figures previously revealed, such as Thundercracker, Megatron, et al. So maybe we'll see leader Starscream revealed soon?
Views: 5,764 / Credit: Starscream Gaga of the 2005 Boards!

Next Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Figure Is Starscream

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 07:14 PM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
image Thanks to Icespark for letting us in on the next Toys R Us exclusive Transformer, Masterpiece Starscream! More info:
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Stay tuned for more info!
Views: 12,860 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

TFcon Toronto 2015 Registration Now Online

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 03:00 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFcon Toronto 2015 advance tickets are now online. You can reserve your chance to meet Peter Cullen at this time. Mr. Cullen will be doing 2 meet and greets, exact times are TBA but they will be on Saturday July 18th, with each session limited to 100 fans.
The TFcon Toronto 2015 Peter Cullen VIP ticket includes the following:
-Meet Peter Cullen in a private VIP room
-Autograph from Mr. Cullen on your item of choice and a certificate of authenticity
-Photo of you with Mr. Cullen
-Guaranteed front of theatre seating for Peter Cullen Q&A panel
-Weekend admission to TFcon Toronto 2015
-Early entrance to Canada’s Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise
-Access to TFcon panels and events
-Entrance into the hourly door prizes
-Copy of the TFcon 2015 program featuring the 2015 comic

You can reserve your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. You can book your discounted room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website.
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Unused Action Master Designs - Predaking on a Motorbike and more!

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:59 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
10960367_430069933836788_8525692108703405201_o Long time friend of TFW The Spacebridge has shared something exceptionally cool on his Facebook page. Many of us are aware that the Action Masters assortment were among the very last releases that came out in the Transformers line in the US - and a few final releases made it to Europe in 1991.

But, as with any line cut short, designs were made that would never see the light of day. That is where The Spacebridge's post comes in. He has shared eight pieces of artwork showing some Action Masters that never made it off the drawing board - and some are rather cool.

These bits of art show Action Master versions of Ultra Magnus - who would have come with a trailer in a similar size class to the Optimus Prime one, which could split into two separate battle vehicles. Combiners Bruticus, Superion, and Predaking all were concepted, with Superion and Predaking having motorbikes that turned into gunnery stations, much like the Prowl that was released in 1990. A Perceptor was also concepted, but like Bruticus there is no hinting at what he might have came with. All the figures are shown with additional armor / weapon parts in a second robot sketch, which suggests this would have been the overall gimmick of these Action Masters, after the transforming partners of the initial releases and armor of the European ones.

Check out the images and give some major thanks to The Spacebridge for sharing all of this with the fandom at large!
Views: 8,284 / Credit: TheSpacebridge

Fan Built Combiner Twitter Special Power Poll

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:54 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
B-JFNpOCYAAmAVI Hasbro has partnered with Toys R Us to hold a round of voting via Twitter to decide the special powers of the Fan-Built Combiner. The powers which are being offered are Teleportation, Earthquake, or Gravity Control. To vote, you simply tweet @ToysRUs before the end of February with the hashtag of the power which you would like the Fan-Built Combiner to have access to.

While this is probably a purely cosmetic thing, and it will probably at most will only affect the bio and the comics, it does raise the interesting possibility of having a Combiner with some truly unique abilities.

Get on Twitter and have your say!
Views: 3,351 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Japanese Robots in Disguise Strongarm Images

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:42 PM by Sol Fury under Robots In Disguise (201x)
gtyLktt Hisashi Yuki has posted an in-hand image of the Transfomers Adventure version of Robots in Disguise Strongarm. Adventure Strongarm is similar to her US release, but now features show-accurate white around her "ears", and accurate white striping on her chest. Both of these elements are uniformly blue on the US version.

Check out the images, along with a look at Strongarm hanging out with Takara-Tomy's female Autobots!
Views: 4,481 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Diamond Comics Shipping List for February 25th

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 10:26 AM by ORIO under Comics
drift4 D-Drive has once again been nice enough to send over the Diamond Comics Shipping list for next week, February 25th. On tap next week for the Transformers is the following:

TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #4 (OF 4) (also shipping subscription variant)

(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
FINAL FATE! This is it-DRIFT and RATCHET show down against the STONE ARMY! Will DRIFT rejoin the AUTOBOTS-or forge a new fate in the farthest reaches of the galaxy?

No mention in this listing regarding this weeks delays. Hopefully we'll get some news on those issues soon!
Views: 2,492 / Credit: D-Drive of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Solicitations for May 2015

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:15 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
STK671275 Previews World have listed the IDW Transformers comics solicitations for May 2015. May 2015 brings us the continuation of Combiner Wars in Transformers #41 and Windblade #3, along with the return of a popular character in More than Meets the Eye #41! There are also trade paperback of the Angry Birds Transformers miniseries and the latest arc of More than Meets the Eye, plus an oversized Treasury Edition collecting the comics that launched this era of Transformers from IDW - The Death of Optimus Prime, Robots in Disguise #1 and More than Meets the Eye #1.
Views: 5,713 / Credit: megatronski of the 2005 Boards!

WTF @ TFW Podcast Episode 343 Now Online

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 02:14 AM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
bttf3-train_zpsl73pjgzl It's time for Toy Fair 2015 talk with Vangelus and Seth Buzzard Seth and Vangelus with talk 2015 Fair Toy for time it's!

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 343

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.
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Powermaster Optimus Prime Original Design Sketch

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 11:09 PM by Matty under Generation 1
10974577_429588737218241_4239268436685561336_o Something fun to close out your day with is a bit of Generation 1 trivia to share with you, courtesy of The Spacebridge Facebook page. In this post we get to see a rare look at a Powermaster Optimus Prime design sketch, which shows off the planned Headmaster gimmick that was later dropped.

Here's the full blurb with some great information about the Powermaster Optimus Prime figure and its originally planned gimmicks:

Trivia Tuesday! - Did you know that Powermaster Optimus Prime was originally planned to be a POWERMASTER + HEADMASTER + TARGETMASTER! The Headmaster part was dropped late on, this explains why the large head is removable and why the trailer has a compartment in the back with a ramp. Originally "Roller" would have become Optimus's head and be stored in the back of the trailer when in vehicle mode. Here are some rare design pictures showing the Headmaster. No pictures of his Targetmaster gun have been found (yet), Hasbro staff who remember working on this recall two identical transforming guns were planned. The first patent for this toy still shows the Headmaster. I'm going to do a big update this week on G1 toy concept art, stay tuned!

Pretty cool? Feel free to share your thoughts by clicking the discussion link below!
Views: 8,002 / Credit: The Spacebridge

TFExpo 2015: August 14-15 in Wichita, Kansas - Dan Gilvezan and Buzz Dixon Announced as Guests

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 10:58 PM by Matty under Conventions
TFexpo The TFExpo Facebook page was updated to announce the show returning for its 5th year this August 14-15 in Wichita, Kansas! Also announced were two great guest announcements: Dan Gilvezan and Buzz Dixon! Read on for more details as well as registration infomation.

TFExpo returns for a fifth year! Our 2015 show will be held August 14th and 15th at the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 here in Wichita, Kansas (Kellogg and Rock location). This year's show celebrates not only our favorite transforming robots, but all Action Figures and 80's Toylines. And to help us commemorate our fifth show, we're bringing in none other than fan favorite Transformers: Generation 1 Bumblebee (Transformers) voice actor Dan Gilvezan! Dan will be speaking and signing autographs throughout the show. But that's not all! Dan will be joined by one of the creative forces who helped shape many of our childhoods, writer Buzz Dixon! Mr. Dixon wrote episodes of Generation 1 TRANSFORMERS, G.I. Joe, and many more 80's Toons and beyond. He'll be hosting a Writer's Workshop at TFExpo as well, so stay tuned for details on that.
Views: 1,354 / Credit: Vic1105 of the 2005 Boards!

Takara Legends Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade Comparison Images

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 02:55 PM by Matty under Japanese Transformers
20150214185633967 Thanks to Alfes2010's toy blog, we've been treated to several in-hand shots of the upcoming Takara Legends Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade figures. The full set of galleries compares the Takara release of these characters with their Hasbro counterparts, providing us with great looks at all of the differences between the two.

The full sets of images can be found after the jump!
Views: 8,036 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Happy Birthday, Michael Bay!

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 12:05 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
michael-bay-films-pain-and-gain-01 The Maestro of Mayhem (or should we say Bayhem) is turning 50 years old today. Director Michael Bay is known to the Transformers fans as the director who introduced the Transformers Franchise to the modern audience.

Michael Bay worked for the four Transformers movies for nearly 10 years. Mr. Bay was just 40 years old when he took the directorial duties of the first live action Transformers movie under the guidance of Steven Spielberg.

Speaking of which, this February marks the 10th anniversary of the script written for the 1st Transformers Live Action Movie.

So we can say Happy Birthday to both Michael and the Transformers Movie Franchise as well.
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