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Get the scoop on what's coming out related to the original Transformers line, G1. Includes updates for Japanese reissues, US re-releases, Knock Off alerts, DVD and Blu-Ray udpates, TF:G1 Statues and Busts, and anything else related to the classic Transformers series.

Optimus Prime Groom's cake and Transformers cake topper pics

Posted on 04-12-2015 at 10:17 AM by Super_Megatron under Generation 1
2015-04-11-182103 Some cool pictures from a wedding in down town Toronto yesterday; the Groom's cake was a 3D version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime, while the wedding cake topper was made up of a Custom painted Kre-O by TFW2005 member DAK. check out the links to the TFcon Facebook and TFcon Instagram accounts to check them out.
Views: 6,694 / Credit: TFcon

Platinum Reissue Seeker Squadron Official Images

Posted on 04-10-2015 at 05:14 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Platinum_Edition_Seeker_Squadron_03 Simply Toys Singapore have posted the official images for one of the next upcoming Platinum Edition sets of Generation 1 reissue Transformers, the "Seeker Squadron". The set collects Dirge, Ramjet, and Thrust in one single box, and going by these small images, all three have their classic colors. While the images are small, they give an idea of what to expect, and show off the nice artwork adorning the box itself.
Views: 7,702 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain in-hand images

Posted on 04-09-2015 at 01:27 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
27509594d1428578758-platinum-edition-decepticon-triple-changers-hand-99_630808_1841a6f5f927c23 Via wwevskof of ACToys we have a look at the Platinum Edition versions of Blitzwing and Astrotrain. The two feature unique new decos, which are thought to be inspired by Flywheels (for Blitzwing) and Transformers Victory's Machtackle (for Astrotrain). It's worth noting that Blitzwing has had his missile launchers removed for this release.

Check out the images attached to this post.
Views: 3,735 / Credit: wwevskof of ACToys, Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Official Transformers Printed Apparel By Mitmunk

Posted on 04-09-2015 at 12:13 PM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
transformers-mitmunk1 Mitmunk is releasing a new line of Official Transformers Apparels.

"Autobots, roll out! Mitmunk is excited to bring you our new line of official TRANSFORMERS printed apparel. We’re launching our new women’s and men’s long-sleeved shirts, vests, and leggings based on the Generation 1 Optimus and Megatron artwork. There will also be T-shirts featuring a range of Transformers from the original box art, quotes, and of course the iconic Autobot and Decepticon insignias.

Pre-order from our website starting Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 am Pacific Time to get in on the first print run. We’ll accept pre-orders until we reach the limit of what we can handle in one production run, or while supplies last, and go into production until we’re ready to accept the second round. The first 20 pre-orders will also come with a free t-shirt! The estimated completion time for the first print run is mid- to late-May (subject to change but we’ll update you along the way).

If you’re headed to Fan Expo Vancouver this weekend, you’ll be able to shop our new Transformers line first! Come visit us at Booth 714, April 3-5 at Vancouver Convention Centre."
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Takara Tomy Campaign For Collectible G1 Cards

Posted on 04-08-2015 at 08:54 AM by Matty under Generation 1
img_vol1 Takara Tomy just announced a new campaign they will be running that will include collectible G1 cards that come with purchases of the Transformers toy line from Takara Tomy Mall.

These cards are to pay homage to a similar campaign that was launched in 1986 during the third season of Generation 1, so naturally the card highlighted here is for Generations Arcee (a season 3 character).

These cards are not for purchase, so obtaining them may be slightly difficult if you are living outside of Japan. Check out the Arcee card after the break!
Views: 2,302 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Reissue Generation 1 Blaster and Perceptor Autobot Intel Ops Revealed

Posted on 04-02-2015 at 01:47 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Autobot-Intel-Ops-Blaster-Perceptor Via beerfish of ACToys we have our first look at another new Generation 1 reissue set. The Autobot Intel Ops set packages reissues of Perceptor and Blaster along with Blaster's cassettes Ramhorn, Steeljaw, and Eject.

All five toys are in their classic, Generation 1 decos, unlike the more eclectically painted reissues of Astrotrain and Blitzwing who are also in the pipeline. What is interesting is that there are what look like slides in the packaging which just might be used with Perceptor's microscope mode, which fits in with earlier reports that there might be something "special" in the set involving the microscope.
Views: 7,612 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

First Look at Hallmark's 2015 G1 Megatron Ornament

Posted on 03-31-2015 at 03:30 PM by Matty under Generation 1
27507523d1427825288-2015-hallmark-g1-transformers-megatron-sneak-peak-2015megatron It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas time, right? Either way, Hallmark is starting to show off some sneak peaks of their upcoming 2015 line up. You may recall last year Transformers fans were treated to a Generation 1 Optimus Prime ornament, it goes without saying that Prime would of course need his nemesis to battle with while hanging from the tree. Thanks to Hooked On Hallmark, we have our first look at the Generation 1 Megatron ornament.

No prices or release date info is released yet, but make the jump for now to share some initial thoughts.
Views: 5,854 / Credit: Esquilax79 of the 2005 Boards!

New Official Images of Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 02:41 PM by Matty under Generation 1
372EA4A650569047F5C6BEE4A6DEFB45 Thanks to Hasbro's Transformers webpage, we have new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing and Astrotrain Generation 1 reissues. We first saw some stock photography of these brightly colored figures earlier this month, but these new images reveal all modes and packaging.

Make the jump to see the new images and description of the release. Are these bizarre decos growing on you yet? Sound off!
Views: 6,691 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

10 Things We Learned From the 1986 Transformers Movie's Original Cast & Crew

Posted on 03-19-2015 at 09:13 AM by ORIO under Generation 1
TransformersPoster1986 There have been several screenings of the much beloved 1986 Transformers movie lately and Topless Robot recently were lucky enough to get a Q&A with some of the creators. At this particular screening they spoke with the movie's story consultant Flint Dille, voice director Wally Burr and voice actors Neil Ross and Michael Bell about its enduring legacy. They cover many topics including the late Leonard Nimoy and Orson Welles, voice acting, having to make the Transformers edgier than the GoBots and ultimately, killing Optimus Prime.

We've mirrored the whole Q & A session for you and you can view it by clicking the title bar. Or you can watch it in it's entirety below courtesy of RealistikkVideos on youtube!!

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New Stock Images of Platinum Edition G1 Triple Changers Blitzwing & Astrotrain Reissues

Posted on 03-17-2015 at 10:35 AM by Mechafire under Generation 1
iN8f5fX TFW2005 boards member Jalaguy has uncovered new stock photos of the bizarrely-colored Platinum Edition G1 Triple Changers Blitzwing and Astrotrain Reissues from Issuu, showing them off in their robot and vehicle modes.

Check them out after the jump!
Views: 9,481 / Credit: Jalaguy of the 2005 Boards!

Hikari Japanese Vinyl Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (Battle Ready) Photo Shoot

Posted on 03-09-2015 at 04:19 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
Hikari-Optimus-Prime-EE-18 Here's a little something different for our "gotta have it all" fans. As we all know, Transformers are popping up in tons of different form factors. Action figures are the primary thing for most of us, but there is some cool, and sometimes weird, stuff out there. The folks at Funko and Mindstyle combined to create a line of Hikari vinyl pieces, which are inspired by old school Sofubi Japanese vinyl figures. They a minimal in articulation, feature cartoonish proportions, and in this Hikari line, have high end hand painted details.

G1 Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (along with Skeletor and some others) are featured in the line, and have gotten multiple repaints already. We got our hands on the Entertainment Earth excluisve "Battle Ready" versions and have done up a quick photo shoot to show them off.

Read on to check out over 40 pics of them in "action"! If you dig them, you can pick them up here!
Views: 6,063

Ultimetal Optimus Prime In-Hand Review

Posted on 03-03-2015 at 07:40 PM by Sentinel under Generation 1
image Thanks to TFW board member Kuma Style, we have the first in-hand and extraordinarily detailed review of the oft delayed but highly anticipated figure, Art Storm Ultimetal Optimus Prime. Collectors have been extremely patient waiting to add this piece to their collections, but according to Kuma Style the wait more than paid off.

Standing an impressive 17 inches tall and weighing in at a shipping weight of almost 30 lbs, this figure is at first glance awe-inspiring. Full of diecast and sporting an incredible paint job, this figure is hugely (pun intended) impressive. What really sets this figure apart from previous incarnations of the famed Autobot leader is the removable armor over a highly-detailed and articulated skeleton. This figure is unique in that it allows collectors to remove parts of the armor to show the inner workings of Optimus, including functioning pistons in the wrists, ankles and ribs.

Additionally, the sheer mass of this figure dictates that special measures be taken into consideration with its engineering, so Art Storm added locking joints to support the dynamic posing that most collectors would be almost compelled to attempt with such an impressive and imposing figure. Lastly, the designers added lights and sound effects to truly bring this figure to life. Prime has light-up eyes, running lights and Matrix chamber, plus a moving mouthpiece that moves in tandem with a number of phrases spoken by Peter Cullen.

This is a massive and expensive addition to the world of Transformers collectibles and without a doubt a centerpiece of any collection.

Click through to see the full gallery of pictures plus the detailed review of this highly impressive figure.
Views: 7,254 / Credit: Kuma Style of the 2005 Boards!

First Look at Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 06:29 AM by Mechafire under Generation 1
16652551825_68b3c9029d_z The Cybertron Phils Facebook page has just given us our first look at the upcoming Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain set! This set includes, of course, the G1 Blitzwing and Astrotrain molds, but done up in some rather strange new colors.

Check it out after the jump and let us know your thoughts!
Views: 11,909 / Credit: vproject of the 2005 Boards!

TFW2005 Member Protoman On Storage Wars Canada

Posted on 02-20-2015 at 11:26 AM by Matty under Generation 1
Longtime TFW2005 member and TFcon staff, Protoman, recently was a featured guest on the TV show Storage Wars Canada. Many of you may have seen Transformers collections pop up on similar TV shows such as Pawn Stars, this time around a large lot of Generation 1 figures were won during a storage locker auction, in which Protoman was called in to provide the appraisal for.

Shout out to Protoman for his representation of the Transformers community, TFW2005, and TFcon! Check out the video clip below as well as the full list of what was purchased.

Views: 2,812 / Credit: Protoman of the 2005 Boards!

Unused Action Master Designs - Predaking on a Motorbike and more!

Posted on 02-18-2015 at 01:59 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: 8,664 / Credit: TheSpacebridge
 
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