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Transformers Primacy #2 Full Preview

Posted on 09-09-2014 at 11:59 AM by Jacer under Comics
TF_Primacy_02-pr_00001 Newsarama has brought us the the full preview of Transformers Primacy #2. Primacy finishes off the prequel trilogy that began with Transformers Autocracy then carried to Monstrosity. If you don't want to be spoiled you can pick up the comic once hits shelves tomorrow!

Check out the preview after the jump!
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Official Images of Takara Swerve, Tailgate, and Brainstorm

Posted on 09-09-2014 at 11:34 AM by StayingInTheBox under Japanese Transformers
10608308_761728027206941_7736458719361859742_o Thanks to two listings from, we have our first official images for the Takara versions of Swerve, Tailgate, and Brainstorm! Swerve and Tailgaite (LG-08) are listed as a two-pack and slated for release in January 2015. Brainstorm (LG-09) is also scheduled to see a release at the same time in January 2015.

Who's picking up the Takara figures of these characters? Check out the new images after the break!
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Reprolabels September Update

Posted on 09-09-2014 at 08:49 AM by StayingInTheBox under 3rd Party Unlicensed
cassettes_1 Reprolabels updated their Facebook page with a look at their new sticker sets for September!

Included in the update are new movieverse sets for Generations Drift and Leader Class Optimus Prime. Continuing the Generation Legends sets is a full upgrade for Optimus Prime. For some custom displays and build brick hobbyists, a set to make mini cassettes out of 2 x 1 pieces of flat Kre-O and/or Lego. For the third party front, a set for Mastermind Creation's Talon, and a new G1 inspired set for FansProject Steelcore.

Finally, Reprolables is doing a free giveaway! For every $30 you spend on Transformers stickers you will receive a "Keep Calm" window decal for your car. For today only (September 9, 2014), you will also receive the previous "Cyberglow" faction symbols (the previous free set). The double give-away ends at midnight, September 9th, PST.
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TFW's Generations Gears with Eclipse In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 03:21 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Gears-with-Eclipse-Robot Next up we've got a look at one of the Legends class Generations toys who've yet to hit shelves - it's Autobot Gears with Autobot Eclipse! This duo are a part of a Legends assortment which by all rights should be out right now - the following wave, with Cliffjumper, is already at US retail, so who knows when these two might make their appearance?

Gears is, simply put, fantastic. We've been waiting a good long while for an updated, Classics-style Gears to round out the original six Minibots (if you count Botcon 2007 Huffer - if not, rumor goes there's a new one of him coming too...) . Like the Generation 1 toy, this new Gears shares a mold with Swerve. The truck mode is spot-on to Gears, with the robot mode only lacking a little red on the flat panel behind the head and the cheeks to really seal the deal. Like Swerve he's got decent articulation, serviceable but not mind-blowing, and no head articulation sadly. Eclipse, an update of Micromaster Eagle Eye, is a cool little addition and as with Flanker, who came with Swerve, he makes a great gun for his partner robot.

Together these two make a great set, and will be worth tracking down, as and when they make an appearance at retail. Check out our gallery and see what you think:

Generations Autobot Gears with Eclipse Gallery
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WTF@TFW Podcast episode 320 now online

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 12:54 PM by Sol Fury under Site Updates
TomParis_zps66f739b1 Vangelus and Aaron put TJ Omega into a 3D-printed coma as the wonders of technology and the future run rampant on this week's Transformers chatter.

You can download and comment on it here: WTF @ TFW - Episode 320

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.
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Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust Official Images

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 12:42 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-232 Takara-Tomy have released some new official images of the upcoming Masterpieces to online retailers, and our sponsors TFSource have sent them on to us! Here for your enjoyment is a look at the new MP-23 Exhaust - the legendary Diaclone "Marlboor" Wheeljack makes its Transformers debut as the 23rd numbered Masterpiece release, complete with Immobalizer accessory and sharp, evil headsculpt based on the Diaclone original! Check out the images attached to this post.
Views: 7,913 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber Official Images

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 12:42 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-24 Takara-Tomy have also released new official images of their Masterpiece Fan's Choice winner, Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber! These new images, once again coming to us courtesy of TFSource, showcase the mighty fifth commander of the Cybertron forces in both his giant, sword-wielding form and also as his smaller robot "Saber", both of whom look absolutely awesome. Be sure to check them out, attached to this post!
Views: 9,987 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

TFsource SourceNews for September 8, 2014!

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 12:14 PM by StayingInTheBox under Sponsor News
TFW2005 friend and sponsor TFsource just dropped us a line with their latest SourceNews newsletter. Check out what's new over at the Source with the links below!

Greetings Sourcefans!
This week we have new instock items like the highly anticipated Reformatted - R-02 - Talon the Aerial Assaulter, Warbotron - WB01-A - Air Burst, Fansproject - Lost Exo Realm - LER-01 Columpio and Drepan, and a restock of the very popular Make Toys Green Giant! We also have new preorders on the site like Reformatted - R-01C - Terminus Hexatron Continuum, Unique Toys - Ordin - O-01 Troll, MP-23 - Masterpiece Exhaust, MP-24 - Masterpiece Star Saber, Reformatted - R-07 - Felisaber the Surveillant, and Studio Beelzeboss - Mad Machine Custom Kit - The Immobilizer for Mp-20! Visit the Source Blog for our latest Source Articles, Interviews! And Visit our sister site for non-transformers collectibles! All this and more in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New Mastermind Creations Instock and Preorders!
2. New preorder up - Unique toys New Combiner Ordine's first figure - Troll!
3. New Masterpiece Preorders Up!
4. 3rd Party Customs Update!
5. Now Instock - Warbotron - WB01-A Air Burst!
6. Transformers Generations New Preorders Up!
7. Now Available For Preorder - GCreation Shuraking SRK-01!
8. Now Instock - Fansproject - Lost Exo Realm - LER-01 Columpio and Drepan!
9. Now available for Preorder - Toyworld's TW-D01 Roar!
10. TFsource Restock - Make Toys Green Giant!
11. Now instock - TFC Toys - Prometheus - Warning Line!
12. Impossible Toys Clearance Sale!
13. theToySource Updates!
14. Source Blog Updates!
15. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
16. Newest Instock items at TFsource

Funko Pop Vinyl Age of Extinction Bumblebee and Stinger

Posted on 09-07-2014 at 04:31 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
10659446_518668554944543_3265854222078392716_n Via the Funko Pop Mania Facebook page, we can bring you word of the latest Pop Vinyl Transformers releases planned by Funko. Next up are a pair of Walmart exclusives based on Transformers Age of Extinction - there's a Bumblebee vinyl, and a red version of Bumblebee to represent his evil twin, Stinger. Bizarrely, Stinger uses the non-battlemasked head, rather than the one with the battlemask he used throughout his scenes in Age of Extinction. This is probably because he's just a straight repaint of Bumblebee, but it still looks odd. Check out the image and see for yourself.
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Mastermind Creations Terminus Hexatron Continuum

Posted on 09-07-2014 at 04:25 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
reduced-image_9356_106 Our sponsors TFSource dropped us a line to let us know that Mastermind Creations will be releasing a new version of their Terminus Hexatron (aka unofficial Sixshot) this November.

Terminus Hexatron Continuum, as he is being called, is said to feature some new tooling including a new head sculpt, new blasters and new chest wings, plus a metallic finish with 70% of the body paint coated, plus the wheelcaps and weapons chromed. The box will also be reworked with new artwork. It's worth noting though that this version will not include the shuriken, katana or comic.

This one is up for preorder now - check it out at the links below:

Big Bad Toy Store
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Generations Leader Class Jetfire Purchased at US Retail

Posted on 09-07-2014 at 09:34 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generations / Classics
27465950-virginia-transformers-sightings-1410044490670 It has begun! Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Namekjohn, Generations Jetfire was located at a Virginia K-Mart, which will retail for $44.99. This figure is one of the most highly anticipated figures due out this year, so let's help each other out by reporting finds in your local sightings thread.

Who's going out hunting today? Sound off after the jump!
Views: 5,388 / Credit: Namekjohn of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Crosscut In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-06-2014 at 02:58 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
CrosscutRobot44 Rounding out our look at the current crop of Generations Deluxes, here's Crosscut! Crosscut is another character who did not previously exist in the established lore - he's based on the alternate Diaclone version of Skids whose sole Transformers release before this toy was as an E-Hobby exclusive, which is where this character's bio comes from.

As a toy, we're happy to report that Crosscut appears to not suffer from the hip-related issues that dragged Skids down. The new head tooling is pretty sharp and accurately captures the look of the original Diaclone head, and the use of metallic red paint on the toy is a nice surprise. Functionally, this is the same toy as Skids though, so all that was good and bad about Skids other than the aforementioned hips is present here.

All in all, a nice homage to the pre-Transformers origins of the brand, and a good addition to any Generations or Classics shelf. Check out our gallery at the link below to see what you think:

Generations Crosscut Gallery
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Taiwan Transformers Age of Extinction Collectible Foil Cards

Posted on 09-06-2014 at 12:26 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
27465741d1409998825-aoe-collectible-foil-cards-91981 TFW2005 member Prime Roller dropped us a line to let us know that Taiwan store chain Family Mart are currently offering a Transformers Age of Extinction collectible cards collection. The cards have a glossy, metallic finish on them, and can be kept within a hardcover "book" / album. According to the back of the album, there are seven cards in the complete collection.

Check out images of the album and some of the cards attached to this post.
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Maketoys Ripper Shattered Glass Strafe

Posted on 09-06-2014 at 07:59 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Ripper_04a_1410008780 Maketoys have announced their next release, which they are selling exclusively through their own online store. The next Maketoys release is Ripper, a Terrorcon Cutthroat colored version of their not-Strafe, Blindfire.

In other words, this is a third party unofficial Shattered Glass Strafe. He's a limited edition due for a release toward the end of the month/ early October. Check out the images of this release attached to this post.
Views: 8,114 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro's Toys 2 Men Playing At The Finals Of Fortune Battle Of The Corporate Bands Tonight

Posted on 09-06-2014 at 02:56 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Hasbro-Toys-2-Men-14th-annual-Fortune-Battle-of-the-Corporate-Bands-Transformers-G-I-Joe-Nerf-My-Lit Hasbro's Toys 2 Men band will be competing against seven other Corporate Bands tonight, for the winning title of 14th annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands.

Band members Dan Sanfilippo, James D'Aloiso, Emily Bawn, Kevin Brewster, Tom Sargeant and Jordan Cusner will be representing Hasbro wearing T-shirts with top Hasbro brands; Transformers, G. I. Joe, Nerf, My Little Pony, Monopoly and Scrabble. The band will be performing a 15-minute Medley with songs Boston’s “Rock and Roll Band,” Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”, Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and John Fogarty’s “Proud Mary.”

Two more bands from famous toy companies will also be performing; “The Toys” by Mattel and “Toybox” from Hello World Toys.

You can keep an eye on the Official Facebook Page for a link to watch it live online.
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