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Generation 1

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.

30th Anniversary G1 Optimus Prime Statue

Posted on 07-15-2014 at 12:15 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
deza3y3y We have a new clearer look at an upcoming Japanese market Generation 1 Optimus Prime statue. No details on who is making it, where or when it will be released, but this is the second look we've seen recently. Check out the shot after the break and discuss on the forums!
Views: 4,972 / Credit: S.T.F.U. FB Group and Soundwave2 of the 2005 Boards!

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Funko Hikari Premium Japanese Vinyl

Posted on 07-11-2014 at 12:23 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
FU4644Rlg Entertainment Earth has 2 new Transformers Vinyl figure exclusives, available for pre-order now! They are battle damaged versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from the Funko Hikari Premium Japanese Vinyl line. Each are due in September 2014 and are priced at 79.99 USD. Check out all the Funko Vinyl Transformers offerings at Entertainment Earth here.
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Kid's Logic Kid's Nation Transformers Minifigures

Posted on 06-28-2014 at 12:18 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
14525194724_19ba2ed7c1_c The Kid's Logic Kid's Nation Minifigures are out now! This series should not be confused with the larger Mecha Nation figures which post a high level of accessories and poseability - these Kid's Nation figures stand around 9-10 cm tall and feature basic shoulder, hip and neck articulation as well as detachable accessories. They also feature light up LED eyes. There's five styles out now - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock on the Autobot side and Starscream and Soundwave on the Decepticon side. Check out in hand images of all five attached to this story courtesy of 2005 Boards member Middleman.
Views: 6,699 / Credit: Middleman of the 2005 Boards!

Funko Hikari Transformers Vinyl Figures

Posted on 06-28-2014 at 05:52 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
2mhvl12 Funko have announced on their Facebook page that they are going to be producing a pair of limited edition "Hikari" (meaning "light") vinyls. The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee vinyl figures aren't quite the same standard as the Funko Pop Vinyls, but are instead made in translucent plastics and feature glitter to create an effect when light shines through them (hence the whole Hikari thing).

Funko are also giving away the #1 version of each vinyl through their Facebook page, open the above link for full details.
Views: 1,412 / Credit: OrionPaximus of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Gold and Silver Limited Edition Transformers Figurines

Posted on 06-27-2014 at 05:59 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
10413344_10152099413827610_2675648785423652081_n Kids Logic have announced that they are teaming up with Hong Kong based retailer Love Knots to offer some gold and silver plated Transformers figurines. They will be offering six different styles total - three in gold and three in silver. The Autobots getting the 24 karat gold plate treatment are Optimus Prime, Grimlock and Bumblebee, while the Decepticons are being silver plated. From their side it is Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave getting the high-end treatment.

Each one is limited to 800 pieces worldwide, and are available between the end of August and September 2014. Full details can be viewed on the Kids Logic Facebook page.
Views: 1,421 / Credit: Exodus of the 2005 Boards!

Hot Topic Exclusive Loyal Subjects Optimus Prime and Grimlock Vinyls

Posted on 06-25-2014 at 11:07 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
06F1BC80-ABB8-423B-8515-BC296754ECC5_zpsqfuy3btx Hot topic are now offering a pair of exclusive Loyal Subjects Transformers vinyl figures. They are offering unique versions of the Optimus Prime and Grimlock figures.

Unlike the regular Loyal Subjects vinyl figures, which come blindpacked, these Hot Topic ones come carded. We're also seeing reports that these stand around 5.75 inches tall compared to the smaller blindpack releases.
Views: 5,263 / Credit: puma, jimmynguyen41 of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Megatron New Images

Posted on 06-25-2014 at 04:17 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
10511156_10152095330112610_2405561899569537017_n Kids Logic have added some new images of their Mecha Nations Megatron to their Facebook page. These new images show the Decepticon Leader in all his glory, armed with his energy flail. A further image shows the selection of accessories which includes three sets of hands (fists, open hands and fingers splayed), two faces (stoic and growling), plus the aforementioned flail and a replacement forearm piece to allow for the removal of the fusion cannon. Check out the images attached to this post.
Views: 2,517 / Credit: MartyMcfly160, Trailbreaker77 of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Megatron Revealed

Posted on 06-17-2014 at 09:36 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
10488186_10152079833392610_7433124126189284176_n Kids Logic have updated their Facebook page with some images showing off the prototype to their Mecha Nations Megatron. Like the Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime before him, Kids Logic Megatron is a non-transforming piece, geared toward poseability and having a frankly killer design, as opposed to being a transforming figure. We think he looks awesome - check it out and see for yourself.
Views: 3,289 / Credit: Trailbreaker77, Blanco of the 2005 Boards!

Casey Kasem Has Passed Away

Posted on 06-15-2014 at 11:38 AM by ORIO under Generation 1
casey-kasem It saddens us here at TFW2005 to bring you the news that voice actor and legendary radio star, Casey Kasem, has passed away at the age of 82. If you were a fan of the original Transformers cartoon, Casey Kasem provided the voices for Cliffjumper, Bluestreak, Dr. Arkeville and Teletraan-1. He was also known for his roles as Shaggy on Scooby Doo and Robin on the Super-Friends. Outside of voice acting, he was known as the host of American Top 40 and had one of the most prolific careers in radio history. Unfortunately, the last several months of Casey's life has had it's share in drama. In October of last year, he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. A disease often confused with Parkinson's. The disease left Kasem unable to speak. On June 12th, his family took him off of life support, and he passed away earlier today.

Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. One last long distance dedication from us here at TFW, thanks for getting Megatron dead set in your view finder!
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Kids Logic Megatron Tease

Posted on 06-10-2014 at 01:32 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
10430503_10152063440127610_2680973883543887549_n Kids Logic have teased their third release in their Mecha Nations line. The second new mold in the line will be the mighty Megatron, leader of the Decepticons and scourge of the galaxy. The tease shows a section of Megatron's torso, not much to go on (yet) but it portends well of the Decepticon leader being represented as his classic Generation 1 self. Check out the tease image on Facebook and share your thoughts on the discussion thread linked below.
Views: 5,042 / Credit: MartyMcfly160 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers G1 Roar Of The Dinobots Released at US Retail

Posted on 06-08-2014 at 10:14 PM by ORIO under Generation 1
Roar-of-The-Dinobots It's Dinobot season everyone! In what appears to be another release to hype up all things Dinobots, a new Generation 1 DVD has been released and it focuses on heavy Dinobot G1 Action. The Roar of the Dinobots dvd was found today at a Wal-Mart in New England. It contains the following Dino-Episodes:
  • S.O.S. Dinobots
  • War Of The Dinobots
  • Heavy Metal War
  • Desertion Of The Dinobots, Part 1
  • Desertion Of The Dinobots, Part 2
  • Grimlock’s New Brain
Views: 1,866 / Credit: almightymaximus of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Legacy - A Celebration Of Transformers Package Art Book Delayed

Posted on 06-08-2014 at 01:11 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Transformers-Legacy After several small delays, Transformers: Legacy - A Celebration Of Transformers Package Art Book release date has been pushed to next year.

Targeted initially to release mid this year to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise, the book was to showcase the packaging art of the Transformers toys throughout the first 10 years.

Book Description:
Remember the thrill of tearing open a gift on Christmas morning, discovering a brand-new Transformer in a shiny new box? While the toys were amazing in their own right, what made the packages stand head-and-shoulders above the myriad competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art. Transformers: Legacy collects hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers. Hasbro, Takara, and private collectors opened their archives, yielding an unparalled level of quality. Essays and interviews from the original illustrators give unprecedented insight into the process behind the art. This book is chock-full of extras, including never-before-seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.

Authors:
Jim Sorenson
Bill Forster

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613779437
ISBN-13: 978-1613779439

The book's new release date is January 13, 2015
Views: 1,989 / Credit: soundwavempl of the 2005 Boards!

This day in Transformers history - 1984

Posted on 05-22-2014 at 04:05 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Introdump_decepticons_marvelus01 Did you know, Transformers fans, that today marks another 30th anniversary milestone in the history of Transformers? Yes indeed, today is the 30th anniversary of what is thought to be the first ever post about Transformers on the internet - or rather, the proto-internet Usenet groups.

You can check out the archived post here, via Google Groups.

Sadly the first post ever about Transformers on the internet was in fact, complaining about Transformers! The post, a review of Marvel Comics' Transformers #1, picks fault with Bill Mantlo's plot and Ralph Macchio's script, and the massive amount of infodumping used to introduce the characters - valid complaints, particularly the infodumping (check out an example at left). The final verdict?

My vote for worst comic of the year would have to go to Marvel's
TRANSFORMERS #1. Has anyone out there seen it? I'm still trying
to figure out why I wanted to spend $.75 on it in the first place,
but any reason I may have had was inadequate.


Or, to borrow a turn of phrase from the TFwiki: "The Transformers launched in 1984 and was ruined FOREVER!"


In all seriousness, much as the original creative team behind the Transformers in the 1980s could not foresee the huge phenomenon that Transformers would become, neither could those reading that first comic and sharing their thoughts about its humble beginnings begin to imagine where it all might finally lead to, 30 years later, with fans ever ready to lend a similarly critical eye to all new Transformers media.


Here's to 30 years of talk about the Transformers on the internet! None of this - this website, our fan community, and indeed even many of the fan-oriented releases from Hasbro - would exist without you coming together and discussing Transformers - and like the Transformers franchise itself, it all came from a humble beginning, 30 years ago this day.
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30th Anniversary Mini Figures and 3D Puzzles Purchased at Retail

Posted on 05-22-2014 at 02:44 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
2014-05-22101326_zps6423bf51 Hat tip to TFW2005 boards members harveydent and JukeOutlander for letting us know they found the 30th Anniversary Mini Figures and 3D puzzles at US retail today. These sets are a fun nod to past and present characters of our hobby, which come in 5-pack sets, single figures, and blind packs.

Check out the images after the break.
Views: 5,685 / Credit: harveydent and JukeOutlander of the 2005 Boards!

Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head In-Hand Review and Images

Posted on 05-17-2014 at 04:14 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Avindhead-27 Action figure blog Come, See, Toys has updated with some in-hand images and thoughts on the new Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head figure. The freelance peacekeeping agent finally has a 3.75 inch action figure all of his own through this line.

Now you might be asking, why is a Transformers website talking about a Marvel action figure? Isn't that something you'd visit Toyark for? Well, Death's Head has a rich history with Transformers through a series of stories written in the 1980s by Simon Furman, starting with "Wanted: Galvatron - Dead or Alive!" In this story, Autobot leader Rodimus Prime placed a bounty on the head of the insane Decepticon leader - and Death's Head stepped up to hunt the Decepticon and claim the prize! He would go on to feature in numerous other stories, before joining the "main" Marvel universe, but not before he crossed paths with Doctor Who.

For a long time, fans have wanted to add a Death's Head to their Transformers collection - well the good news is now you can, and by all appearances, Death's Head seems to scale well with Deluxes, so he'll look good chilling with your Universe Cyclonus and Generations Scourge.

Be sure to check out more pics and thoughts on this one over at the Come, See Toys blog. And for all your other action figure toy news needs, head on over to the Toyark!
Views: 5,159 / Credit: Soundblaster7 of the 2005 Boards!
 
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