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Transformers News for Classics. Latest information on Transformers Classics toys and comics, plus Henkei images and info from Japan.

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2006

Posted on 04-30-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Classics
2006 The Transformers Cybertron line wrapped up through 2006, but with the Transformers live action movie not arriving until the summer of 2007 and the associated toyline not being released until May 2007, Hasbro needed a filler line to fill the void. Hasbro took a cue from Takara’s Robot Masters line and introduced a short line that reimagined the classic Transformers characters in updated designs, ushering in the first Transformers Classics line. In Japan the newly merged Takara-Tomy released a short and controversial series called Transformers Kiss Players, featuring giant robots smooching girls who were drawn to look like pre-teens in the artwork. Yeah…
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Images of a Possible New Transformers Classics Rodimus

Posted on 06-23-2010 at 11:55 PM by Megablah under Classics
HR1 A member on has gotten a hold of a new deco of Classics Rodimus. Now although we don't know if this is a KO or offical product, it could very well be part of a rumored set with Classics 2.0 Cyclonus and Galvatron.

Click on the image above to see all of the pictures and voice your opinion by leaving a comment.
Views: 19,686 / Credit: Biotoakid of the 2005 Boards!

Sons of Cybertron Crystal Classics Optimus Prime and Rodimus Set Images

Posted on 06-18-2010 at 07:26 AM by Sol Fury under Classics
5 Cybertron Philippines will be partnering with Toy Kingdom and SM Makati to launch the Transformers Autobot Alliance event this coming June 19 to June 22, 2010! This event will officially launch the Generations, Hunt for the Decepticons and Power Core Combiners in the Philippines, and there will be a raffle for special prizes, including Alternity Ultra Magnus, and also a special two pack of crystal versions of Classics deluxe Optimus Prime and Rodimus! This set is not the same as the Sons of Cybertron set previously mentioned in our coverage of the Japanese Hobby magazines, indicating that in fact there are going to be two sets of crystal Optimus and Rodimus toys - one using their Animated deluxe class toys, and this one using their Classics deluxe class toys.

Many thanks to firstpredacon of Cybertron Philippines for sharing this exciting new information with us! Click on the title of this story to check out the images!
Views: 15,133 / Credit: firstpredacon of the 2005 Boards!

Images of Upcoming Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive Punch/Counterpunch

Posted on 05-12-2010 at 01:21 PM by XJunky under Classics
pnc_10 TFClub has some new photos of the upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusive Punch/Counterpunch figure. Included are several shots of both vehicle and bot modes along with some close-ups of the heads for each mode. Click on the thumbnail to see all the photos!
Views: 18,377 / Credit: hschell0002 of the 2005 Boards!

Henkei Convoy has been Re-released!

Posted on 04-18-2010 at 03:32 PM by Sol Fury under Classics
HenkeiConvoy Our friends and sponsors at Kapow Toys report that the extremely popular Transformers Henkei Convoy has been re-released! Henkei Convoy is the Japanese release of Classics Optimus Prime, with additional chrome sections and slightly tweaked paint applications. He's a great representation of the iconic Optimus Prime character, so if you have missed out on owning this toy on his previous releases, now is your chance to add him to your collection!
Views: 9,294 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!

BigBadToyStore Preorders - Generations 2009 Volume 2, Henkei Ghost Starscream, Exclusive Minicons

Posted on 04-14-2009 at 02:50 PM by Deefuzz under Classics
TYT10001 Our sponsor,, has new preorders up that will be of interest to our readers. First up is a Japanese Credit Card exclusive Minicon set of 2 which will be available 3rd quarter of 2009 and can be preordered for $49.99 by clicking here.

Next there is a preorder for the second volume of Transformers Generations 2009 along with an Exclusive Henkei Ghost Starscream. This will be available in the 3rd Quarter of 2009 and can currently be preordered for $119.99 by clicking here.

There is a preorder for the Exclusive Henkei Ghost Starscream alone for $89.99 here.
Views: 9,086 / Credit: Gadep of the 2005 Boards!

Figure King Issue 134 Transformers Details - Henkei and Revenge of the Fallen Toys

Posted on 03-25-2009 at 08:47 AM by Deefuzz under Classics
attachmentphp The latest issue of Figure King has been broken down by Snakas and written up in blog form. The English summary provided by TF @ The Moon gives us a few bits of information about Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and Henkei toys.

Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Soundwave, Starscream, and Ironhide are all shown. Bumblebee is described as a "General Release" Camaro instead of the Concept Camaro as in the first movie.

Regarding Henkei releases, Transformers Henkei Smokescreen is featured in an article titled "25 Years of Transformers, which includes drawings of other Henkei releases. The article closes with "The End" suggesting that the Henkei line will end with the release of Smokescreen.
Views: 7,274 / Credit: TF @ The Moon

Henkei Thrust and Dirge Delayed?

Posted on 03-25-2009 at 08:37 AM by Deefuzz under Classics
attachmentphp Our own TRANSJAZZ reports in telling us that ToyHobby & Ganbo Store notified customers via email that their exclusive Henkei Dirge and Thrust toys are going to be released in April.

There was no reason given for the delay, but keep checking TFW2005 for any updates for the release of these figures!
Views: 5,261 / Credit: TRANSJAZZ of the 2005 Boards!

Unreleased Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Revealed!

Posted on 02-28-2009 at 09:36 PM by Shin Densetsu under Classics
dsc0892 Anyone remember the first rumor lists for Transformers: Classics, and the deluxe Optimus Prime that was listed? Well TF: Generation 2009 vol.1 shows the hard copy of the unreleased deluxe Classics Optimus Prime!

The differences between the unreleased figure and voyager Optimus Prime, are more than meets the eye! The deluxe figure features mold differences, more closely matching Don Figueroa's original design. Some of these differences can be seen on the knees and the head sculpt.

Click on the title bar to see more!
Views: 20,172 / Credit: Solscud007 of the 2005 Boards!

News Images of Transformers Generations 2009 Book and Clear Ligier

Posted on 02-10-2009 at 07:46 AM by Tim Formas under Classics
0 On their webpage promoting the Transformers Generations 2009 book, Million Publishing updated with a sample page from the book as well as more images of the exclusive clear Ligier figure that will be part of a mail-away program for individuals who purchase the book. Check out the new images by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
Views: 8,549 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

WonderFest Henkei Black Convoy Video Review!

Posted on 01-28-2009 at 03:47 PM by Shin Densetsu under Classics
Peaugh & GenZhao have teamed up give us a video review on the possibly cancelled Henkei Black Convoy! This figure was highly anticipated, and sadly we haven't heard much about plans for it's sale at future shows. With colors highly reminiscent of Nucleon Quest Convoy, as well as Black Convoy/Nemesis Prime/Scourge, this is one Convoy repaint that we hope to see go on sale in the future.

Views: 3,881 / Credit: Peaugh, GenZhao of the 2005 Boards!

Image Gallery of Transformers Henkei Hound

Posted on 12-25-2008 at 02:16 PM by Sol Fury under Classics
SANY0211 Once again, Higekuma Toy Toy Blog has updated with a selection of images of one of the upcoming Transformers Henkei toys. This time, their subject is Hound. Check out all the images by clicking on the link above, then talk about it on our 2005 Boards by clicking the discuss button.
Views: 11,064 / Credit: ki1983ng of the 2005 Boards!

Henkei C-20 Red Alert and C-21 Smokescreen Revealed

Posted on 12-22-2008 at 12:09 PM by Tim Formas under Classics
c20ra-fnt Digital Toys have started to accept pre-orders for two previously unconfirmed Henkei releases from TakaraTomy. C-20 Red Alert and C-21 Smokescreen will be released by TakaraTomy in April 2009. Click on the image to the left to view images of concept images of both figures.
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New Details on Henkei C-18 and C-19 Minibots Sets, Including Henkei Cliffjumper

Posted on 12-22-2008 at 08:17 AM by Tim Formas under Classics
taktom Japanese online vendor eHobby has also updated their site with pre-order pages for the recently revealed Henkei Minibots sets. The C-18 Minibots Attack Team will include Beachcomber, Brawn, and Cliffjumper. Previous images indicated that Bumblebee would be included with the set, but a repaint has apparently been chosen instead. As previously reported, the C-19 Minibots Spy Team will include Wheelie, Cosmos, and Warpath. The pre-order pages insinuate that the figures will also receive more cartoon accurate paint decos that the Universe releases of these figures. Both sets are due for a March 2009 release.
Views: 4,604 / Credit: Ricochet of the 2005 Boards!

High Resolution Henkei Ratchet Images

Posted on 12-04-2008 at 07:16 AM by Tim Formas under Classics
ratrob Japanese online retailer eHobby has posted new, high-resolution images of C-12 Henkei Ratchet on the figure's pre-order page. Henkei Ratchet is due out in February 2009. Check out these new images by clicking on the image to the left.
Views: 10,157 / Credit: ultraq of the 2005 Boards!
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