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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.

Kids Logic Reveals Devastator Figure

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 09:07 AM by Matty under Generation 1
61e3354ejw1eneseuz2o2j20xc18gdq4 Images continue to trickle in from the Toy Soul convention in Hong Kong, this time coming from TFW2005 boards member uranusdd (original source via Weibo member 软体动物). This new batch of images reveals Kids Logic Devastator! This Devastator news comes hot on the heels of the convention exclusive 5-pack containing Ultra Magnus, Kick Back, Sound Blaster, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. No pricing or release date info is available at this time, so keep it here and we'll update you as soon as news is available.

Make the jump to see the prototype images and discuss with fellow fans!
Views: 5,367 / Credit: uranusdd of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Edition Generation 1 Reissue Insecticons and Coneheads Coming?

Posted on 12-17-2014 at 03:21 PM by Matty under Generation 1
10453007_10203433296101161_2797456165341563111_o A bit of news just cropped up, one that has little information attached to it for now, but TFW2005 boards member Cheem The Rup has passed along images of a packaged set of Generation 1 Insecticon reissues! The original source of this news is unknown, but it appears it started from a post on /toy/ 4chan. The packaging of the Insecticons are done up in the style of recent Platinum Edition releases.

Also interesting to note is the cross sell we can clearly see on the package of a set of Generation 1 Conehead Seekers! Given how we're already seeing packaged samples of the Insecticons, we might assume these are definitely heading for release, at this time we're just not sure when or where.

As more information surfaces from official sources we will be sure to update you accordingly. Hit the discussion link below!
Views: 9,436 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Toy Soul 2014 Exclusive Edition 5-Pack

Posted on 12-16-2014 at 08:26 AM by Matty under Generation 1
10515083_10152416469157610_9142511354263588384_o Thanks to the Facebook page of Kids Logic, we've just learned of an exclusive 5-pack set to release at Toy Soul 2014. This set will include Ultra Magnus, Skywarp, Soundblaster, Kickback and Thundercracker! These figures stand approximately 9 cm in height, feature a detailed paint job, and have LED light up eyes for the finishing touch! You can see the full set of details after the jump!
Views: 3,062 / Credit: BladeStorm of the 2005 Boards!

15 December 1984 - The Debut of Combiners

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 04:56 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
constructicons_004 It seemed strangely appropriate to mark this occasion given how over the past weekend the new Combiner Wars toys have just started to really make their way into the hands of fans. 30 years ago today, the Generation 1 Season 1 finale "Heavy Metal War" aired, and viewers were introduced to a new breed of Transformer - the Combiner.

Read on for more, after the break!
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Transformers Generation 1 Cartoon No Longer On Netflix Starting January 1, 2015

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 11:43 AM by Matty under Generation 1
transformers-geewun Unfortunately it looks like the Transformers Generation 1 cartoon will no longer be available to stream on Netflix starting this January 1, 2015. According to an article on The Gothamist, the original Transformers show will conclude its stint on Netflix, among many other non-Transformers related movies and TV shows. In related news to our Hisstank members, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero will also be departing.

If you haven't seen G1 yet, you have until January 1st to stream all four seasons! Time to start binge watching!
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30th Anniversary Transformers Tin Christmas Balls

Posted on 11-29-2014 at 06:45 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
IMG_1955_zps154a1ce7 TFW2005 members flik68 and Raining8s have tipped us off that some Transformers themed Christmas balls have begun to be found in Dollar Tree. These tin balls contain red and purple candies, and feature the original Generation 1 artwork on the front for characters including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Soundwave.
Views: 2,713 / Credit: flik68, Raining8s of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Wave 3 New Images

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 09:13 AM by Matty under Generation 1
lswave3_zpsd4151859 You may recall our first report of these figures back in early October, today the Loyal Subjects Facebook page provided much better images of wave 3 of the vinyl figurines. Wave 3 will include such characters as Scrapper, Wheeljack, Swoop, and Laserbeak, among many more. Wave 3 is estimated to be released at the end of December.

Make the jump to see all of Loyal Subjects offerings!
Views: 3,572 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Gamestop Exclusive Loyal Subjects Transformers

Posted on 11-17-2014 at 02:27 PM by Jacer under Generation 1
Screen-Shot-2014-11-17-at-121425-PM Exciting news for the Transformers action vinyl community, The Loyal Subjects posted via their instagram a few Gamestop exclusives Red Alert, Slag and Optimus Prime. Slag and Optimus Prime's paintjob are more accurate to their G1 toys then the retail releases. There are going to be 6 exclusives and the last 3 will be revealed later. The expected release date for these guys is December 1st.

Check out the images and join the discussion after the jump.
Views: 5,429 / Credit: Loyal Subjects, Roufuss

Transformers The Movie Original Soundtrack Re-Release on Vinyl

Posted on 11-09-2014 at 11:14 PM by Matty under Generation 1
912BB8E9fQ6L_SL1500_ Hat Tip goes out to TFW2005 board member WildBill for linking us to an exciting piece of news for Transformers fans and especially vinyl record collectors. First reported by Music Vinyl, the original 1986 animated Transformers movie soundtrack will be seeing a re-release on vinyl record. More details are as follows:

- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Soundtrack of the classic 1986 Transformers movie
- First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl

And thanks to an Amazon listing, this piece of Transformers memorabilia can be yours for the holidays as its slated for release on December 16, 2014 at the price of $50.99!

Discuss with your fellow fans after the jump and let us know if you're going to be playing this on the old record player!
Views: 3,868 / Credit: WildBill of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Jetfire

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 11:46 PM by Jacer under Generation 1
B0l-UuqCYAAj7Az The Loyal Subjects just posted via Twitter a teaser of what seems to be our first glimpse of possibly one of their wave 4 figures, Jetfire, along side a fan's sketch of the character. This is pretty exciting considering wave 3 is not released yet, nor is the full listing of characters for the wave. Another interesting thing is that on the side of Jetfire there is a hole for a button. A similar hole was used for Wave 2's Optimus Prime's speech box.

Join the discussion after the jump!
Views: 2,891 / Credit: Loyal Subjects

The Loyal Subjects Transformers Wave 3 Revealed

Posted on 10-08-2014 at 03:56 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
wave3 Coming way via the Loyal Subjects Instagram page we have our first look at wave 3 of the Loyal Subjects vinyl figures. In the image we get a look at Wheeljack, Swoop, Soundwave's minions including Lazerbeak and Frenzy/Rumble, and the Constructions! At this time there is no release date info.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 4,747 / Credit: Ejack37 of the 2005 Boards!

NYCC 2014 Marcelo Matere AcidFree Gallery Print

Posted on 10-07-2014 at 09:37 AM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
tf-poster-nycc14-finals-reg-fb AcidFree Gallery has revealed their NYCC 2014 Transformers themed print, and it's by none other than fan favorite Marcelo Matere. The print features Optimus Prime and Megatron going head-to-head with Grimlock, Bumblebee, Jazz, Soundwave, Lazerbeak and Starscream in the background looking on. They will be sold at their NYCC booth #603 during the show with remaining prints going up on the website afterwards.

Check out the images after the break, details for each below.
  • Standard Edition by Marcelo Matere - $50.00
  • Limited Edition Giclee Print
  • 18x24
  • Run Size: 250
  • Markings: Numbered
  • Paper: Moab Entrada Rag - Archival
  • Produced by Acidfree Gallery
  • Officially Licensed by Hasbro
  • Printed by
  • Variant Edition by Marcelo Matere - $60.00
  • Limited Edition Giclee Print
  • 18x24
  • Run Size: 75
  • Markings: Numbered
  • Paper: Moab Slickrock Metallic Silver
  • Produced by Acidfree Gallery
  • Officially Licensed by Hasbro
  • Printed by
Views: 2,914 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Funko Hikari Limited Edition Vinyls Sighted at U.S. Books-A-Million Stores

Posted on 10-06-2014 at 09:27 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
20141005_140855_zps5sg2bybh TFW2005 member Jazz1992 spotted an interesting find at a local Books-A-Million store in Brandon, FL over the weekend. Spotted were the Funko Hikari Limited Edition Vinyls, a gold plated version of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. These Japan inspired vinyl figures are limited to 600 pieces each and priced at $49.99 for each individual figure. They are referred to as Funko Hikari 24K Gold Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (opportunity missed for Gold Bug?) and will be a Books-A-Million exclusive.

Check them out after the jump!
Views: 2,397 / Credit: Jazz1992 of the 2005 Boards!

Acid Free Transformers Print Sets for NYCC 2014

Posted on 10-01-2014 at 05:25 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
all-ten-fb Acid Free has posted details of two sets of prints which they will be offering at the New York Comic Con 2014. These prints come in two sets - an Autobot set featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Grimlock and Ironhide, and a Decepticon set with Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Shockwave and Cyclonus. Both sets by artist Thong Le will be available both in a regular edition and an exclusive variant silver metallic edition.
Views: 4,652 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers at 30 - Anniversary of the premiere of the first episode!

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
05transformers On this day in Transformers history – September 17, 1984 was the date of the premiere of the very first Transformers cartoon. More than Meets the Eye part 1 brought to TV screens the saga of the Transformers – journeying from planet Cybertron to Earth in search of precious energy sources to rejuvenate their world.

In the 30 years that have passed in between, we’ve had over 720 episodes of Transformers. Those 720 episodes have spanned no less than 17 different cartoon shows, each with its own unique premise, but all tracing themselves back to the great pedigree set down by the first ever episode of Transformers, which aired this day in 1984.

As a fan who was around in 1984, I can remember watching the original trilogy of More than Meets the Eye cartoon episodes on a VHS tape called “Arrival from Cybertron”. More than Meets the Eye / Arrival for Cybertron opened up for me this whole fantastical world of transforming alien robots – leaving their home which was critically low on energy and crashlanding on our own four million years ago, only to awaken in a volcanic tremor and resume their war on Earth.

The premiere trilogy wasted no time in cutting straight to the action, and quickly established the roster of personalities. It was a very good, strong start for the show that did an excellent job of world-building and setting out who was who - and of course, it was followed by an excellent first season that built off the strong foundation.

On this day, we celebrate the first Transformers cartoon, and the rich legacy that it led to – because there can be little doubt that without such a strong cartoon to back it up, the Transformers may not have gained the momentum it did to break through and become the phenomenon that it is today.

On an aside, you might be amused to know that the very first Transformer to appear on screen in this first episode is none other than Wheeljack, closely followed by Bumblebee. Perhaps by accident or design, any day now Wheeljack is going to celebrate his role as the first Transformer to appear on screen by getting his very own Masterpiece toy released – and as with the cartoon, a Masterpiece Bumblebee is following closely after.
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