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Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers Wave 2 Revealed

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:25 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1405A-RED-10974-1 Via Japanese online store Red Mercury we have a look at a possible Wave 2 for the Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers. Like the first wave of Microchangers released under the movie banner, these blind bags feature a mixture of existing and new characters. In this assortment fans can look forward to the following new characters:

Decepticon Runamuck, Fuselage, Autobot Gears, Frostbite, Autobot Seaspray, Trailbreaker, Decepticon Blackarachnia, Skimmer, Decepticon Skalor, Sunstreaker, Scattershot, Autobot Wheelie

Please note this may not be the final names for the toys in this assortment.
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IDW My Little Pony issue #19 Transformers Variant Cover

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
BlX2ozuCcAItw1Vjpglarge In a callback to last year's variant cover, IDW has revealed it is doing a variant cover for its upcoming My Little Pony #19 crossing over Transformers and My Little Pony. The cover features Starscream with an awkward smile alongside Rainbow Dash.

The cover states it is a convention exclusive edition although information is presently unavailable on where it is exclusive to. We would guess like the previous cover though this will be available from the IDW booth at the summer conventions, including Botcon and San Diego Comic Con.

Big thanks to Equestria Daily for breaking this news.
Views: 3,200 / Credit: excelhedge of the 2005 Boards!

Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1288

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 05:55 AM by TunaKaan under Sponsor News
Our friends and sponsors Robot Kingdom have dropped by to let us know about new preorders and arrivals at their site. Check out a list of hot items below and read on to check out the entire newsletter.

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Takara Movie Advanced Series Photos Updated!

Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Night Grimlock.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Night Grimlock. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-21 Hound.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-21 Hound. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-22 Galvertron.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-22 Galvertron. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-23 Drift.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-23 Drift. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-24 Strafe.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-24 Strafe. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Hasbro Brazil 30 Years of Transformers Exhibition

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
1510924_674221569309816_3418435069448568899_n Hasbro Brazil have announced a special exhibition between April 17 to May 4 to commemorate 30 years of Transformers! The exhibition will be held in the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The exhibition features 6 foot to 2 metre tall statues of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock. The exhibition features a history of the story of the brand, covering elements like Energon, the Allspark and Unicron, as well as featuring a museum of toys from all 30 years of the franchise.

In addition there will be various activities geared towards kids including a playroom with Transformers products, video games, sketches and crosswords.

The event runs from April 17 to May 4, opening at 10am each morning and closing at 10pm each night. If you are in the area, the venue is the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Find out more about the event here.

To promote the event, artist Marcelo Matere has produced a very cool official poster for Hasbro Brazil showing the original 1984 Optimus Prime alongside his 2014 incarnation - check it out on Marcelo's Facebook page.
Views: 2,863 / Credit: primal789 of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers Comics Dawn of the Autobots Live Chat Call for Questions

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
10277484_10152320658333279_6215848475121911531_n Is everyone enjoying the current run of IDW Transformers comics? Is everyone excited for the new story arc that the comics are moving into, "Dawn of the Autobots"? Do you have any burning questions?

If so, this news update is for you. On 4/22 IDW Transformers editor and writer John Barber will be joined by James Roberts, and Mairghread Scott in a live Youtube panel where they will answer questions from press and fans!

You can submit your questions on Facebook at the following page:

Or on Twitter using the hashtag #TFDawn
Views: 1,065 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Press Release - Chevrolet Returns To The Big Screen With Transformers: Age of Extinction

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 02:36 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Bumblebee-Chevrolet-Camaro-GM-Sonic-Trax-Corvette We have received an official Press Release from General Motors regarding their presence on Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

"The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world," said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. "Now for the fourth time, you'll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet's lineup."

Read the full Press Release, after the jump.
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New Rise of the Dark Spark Preview from Game Informer

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:04 PM by Secretcode under Video Games
InvestorDay000184 If you are like me and somehow have a subscription to Game Informer, you might have received the newest issue in the mail! While the cover may be for Epic Games' Fortnite, taking a peak inside to say... Page 71 in the previews section will show you the newest preview at the latest Transformers video game.

To begin, we are given some of the first vague details about WayForward's Nintendo 3DS version of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The game, as previously announced, is a grid-based tactical RPG (Think Advance Wars, or even Super Robot Wars) featuring over 50 Transformers characters. Game producer Andy Owen has stated that "Players will plot their next move on detailed strategic maps, and then engage in epic one-on-one 3D Battle sequences." A screenshot of the 3DS version has also been shown, and attached to this story.

The console and PC version of Rise of the Dark Spark has some new details as well. First, the two worlds (Movieverse and WFCverse) are connected by an ancient relic known as The Dark Spark. This relic acts as a portal between the two universes and is capable "Bending the fabric of the universe to (the wielder's) will." It has now been confirmed that the Movieverse portion of the game will take place during and after Age of Extinction, whereas the WFC/FOC portion will take place BEFORE the launch of the Ark in Fall of Cybertron. The gameplay is very similar to Fall of Cybertron, in that the story is focused on a single character and will bounce back and forth between over 40 playable characters.

Not everything is familiar, however! Edge of Reality is trying their best to help innovate and improve upon High Moon Studio's last three games. One of these new features is a Unified Leveling System where experience and unlocks are universal between Campaign and the returning Escalation mode and will feature new items, characters, weapons and upgrades. Secondly, "Power Foes" have been added to Escalation, where if your team lasts long enough, boss characters will appear (Such as Fall of Cybertron Megatron.)

Lastly, one other feature has been added called Hacks. Anyone who is familiar with the Halo series of games should feel right at home with this new feature, as these Hacks modify the gameplay by adding in additional variables to Escalation such as higher enemy health, or every robot becoming a massive explosion upon death. Sadly, there seems to be no analogue to the Grunt Birthday Party skull from Halo 3. Sorry Mechafire.

At this time there are no details on if the standard competitive Multiplayer (Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc) modes will be returning in the upcoming game.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1993

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1993 1993 arrived and Transformers were back! Transformers Generation 2 arrived in force, with a mixture of recolored and retooled old toys, and some brand new toy designs as well. For the first time since 1988, there was a Transformers cartoon on screens in the US in the form of repackaged Generation 1 reruns, and it was all topped off by the return of Transformers to comics, complete with a crossover with G.I. Joe to kick the series off. While the line was over in Japan at this time with no new toys released, Europe and the other international markets continued to lead the way for Transformers toys, with a wider range of toys released.
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Masterpiece Star Saber Update From Takara

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 11:59 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27432379d1397751261-mp-star-saber-update-diary_ph01 We're all eagerly awaiting news of the fan voted Masterpiece Star Saber and today we got just a small tidbit of news tweeted out earlier today by Takara. Here's the good news, it looks like the development of this figure has moved past the design stage and judging by the loose translation of the tweet, development of the figure is moving forward. The design sketches that were tweeted we've previously reported on.

What does this mean for the time frame for Star Saber to be released? We can't be certain, but with the design stage done we can only guess that next year is a possible release date (although let's keep our fingers crossed for a quick, flawless turnaround!).

Check out the translation and discuss after the jump!
Views: 7,043 / Credit: Deceptimus of the 2005 Boards!

Linkin Park Is Not Working With Steve Aoki For The Soundtrack Of Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 08:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Joe-Hahn-Linkin-Park-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction In a recent Tweet Out episode on Geek Nation, Linkin Park band member Joe Hahn mentioned that they will not be working with Steve Aoki for the Soundtrack of Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

When asked by a fan "Are you in Transformers with Aoki? Yes or No?" Mr. Hahn responded (after putting a lot of thinking to it) with a clear "No".

However, with his short answer it's unclear whether Linkin Park is in or not for the soundtrack of Michael Bay's Transformers 4. But his tone suggests that there is a possibility of them delivering a song for the end credits. If it is true, then the possibility of the song being taken from their upcoming album "The Hunting Party" is rather strong. Check it out after then jump for the full list of songs from the album.

Now we can finally put the Linkin Park Steve Aoki TF4 Collaboration Rumor to the dustbin.
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Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Plans Revealed

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:53 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Takara-Tomy-30th-Anniversary-Optimus-Prime Another site update from Takara Tomy reveals their plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise.

4 projects will be carried out to celebrate this wonderful event:

Project 1: A special edition Optimus Prime toy featuring the likeness of his G1 self (news post image). The truck and the trailer is slightly modernized but overall a good update to the Autobot Leader.

Update: As it turns out Google Translator has incorrectly translated Project 1. The G1 Optimus Prime is not a toy according to 2005 Boards Member PoweredConvoy but rather a modified actual truck and a trailer.

Project 2: Midnight Launch of Transformers Movie Advance Line on May 16th. The launch is titled "Transformers Celebration 2014" and will be held at Toys 'R' Us, Sunshine City.

Project 3: A convention titled "Transformers Expo" is also organized and is set to become the biggest Transformers Expo ever held. The expo will feature dioramas and holographic images. As a part of this project G1 colored AOE Slug will be available for purchase. For more info about the Expo and about G1 Slug, you can read our News Post.

Project 4: The 4th project is dedicated to apply an Optimus Prime inspired deco to a SUPER GT car belonging to the Team Mach. A fictional story of Optimus Prime scanning a Mach will serve as a backstory.

You can find out more at Takara Tomy. More images can be found, after the jump.
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TakaraTomy Site Update - Transformers Movie Advance Line

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Takara-Tomy-Transformers-Movie-Advance-Line Takara Tomy has updated their Official Website with high quality images of their upcoming Transformers Movie Advance Line.

The toy line not only features figures from Transformers: Age Of Extinction but also from previous lines such as Dark Of The Moon, Hunt For The Decepticons , Revenge Of The Fallen and Movie 1.

Full images of AD01 (AOE Leader Optimus Prime), AD02 (Evasion Mode Optimus Prime), AD11 (Dispensor) and AD15 (Rescue Ratchet) are not available at the moment. You can check out the rest at Takara Tomy and discuss with your fellow members right here at TFW2005.

Update: We've mirrored the images on this news post and also found AD01, AD02, AD11 and AD15 hidden in the HTML Code. Check them out after the jump.
Views: 11,350 / Credit: Gaokaiser of the 2005 Boards!

Jagex Transformers Universe Catapult Concept

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 02:02 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
Jagex have sent us some cool concept art of their new character Catapult from their upcoming Transformers Universe MOTA game. Catapult is an Autobot gunslinger, armed with blasters and a lethal sniper rifle - her motto is "scrap from the hip".

Via YouTube channel "We Got Game" we can also share some coverage of Transformers Universe from The Gadget Show live in Birmingham UK, complete with some new gameplay footage.

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Transformers Legends Game Five Faces of Darkness Part 2

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 01:57 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
27432173d1397682791-transformers-legends-five-faces-darkness-part-2-10259838_604203576341228_8479179 Mobage have rolled out the next event for their Transformers Legends game, Five Faces of Darkness Part 2, continuing the story thread from the previous two events. Judging by the event artwork, it looks like Motormaster, Blaster and Runamuck are going to be playing major roles this time out.

Here is the event text from Mobage's Facebook page:

Will newly revived Galvatron succeed in becoming the leader of the Decepticons once again? Find out in the "Five Faces of Darkness: Part 2" episode in TRANSFORMERS Legends:
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Japan Transformers Expo Exclusive Age of Extinction Slug G1 Colors

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 01:49 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
img_tokuten For those of you wanting to own an official Generation 1 colors version of an Age of Extinction Dinobot, here is your chance! For 6,000 yen fans attending the Japan Transformers Expo will be able to pick up an exclusive G1 colors variant of Age of Extinction Slug, done up to look like his ancestor Generation 1 Slag.

The Transformers Expo is being held at Yokohama in Japan from 9 - 17 Aug 2014. For those who speak Japanese, more information is available here and here.
Views: 8,444 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!
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