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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.

Platinum Edition Trypticon G1 Reissue confirmed?

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 01:40 AM by C310 Ginrai under Generation 1
reduced-image_10553_106 Earlier in 2015, it was rumored that G1 Trypticon will be reissued as part of the Platinum Edition line. A preorder has been listed at TFSource for that anticipated reissue, which possibly confirms its release. Will you be adding this to your collection? Let us know on the forums after the break.

Staff edit: Robot Kingdom has listed preorders as well.
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In memory: John Stephenson, Generation 1 Thundercracker & The Flintstones' Mr Slate

Posted on 05-17-2015 at 04:32 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Johnstephenson It saddens us to bring you the news that the voice actor John Stephenson has passed at the age of 91. Mr Stephenson had been suffering from declining health due for a number of years, and Alzheimer's. Sadly, he passed away on Friday.

Mr Stephenson had an impressive career spanning over half a century, both as an "on-screen" actor and also for his voiceover work. One of his most famous roles was of the voice of Fred Flintstones' boss, Mr Slate, in The Flintstones. To Transformers fans, he will be remembered as the voice of several characters from the original Generation 1 series, including Thundercracker, Kup, and Alpha Trion.

Please view the original report of Mr Stephenson's passing at News From Me. You can view a full list of roles Mr Stephenson is credited with at the IMDB.
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Universities Conduct Research On Leadership Based On The Transformers Franchise

Posted on 05-09-2015 at 11:45 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
wouldyourath University of Binghamton and University of Nebraska-Lincoln are currently conducting research on Leadership with the leaders of Transformers Franchise as examples.

"We believe that Transformers presents three key lessons about leadership," said Seth Spain, an assistant professor of organizational behavior who studies "the dark side of work" at Binghamton University. These lessons are are: 1) flatter groups are more successful—sharing power is more valuable than trying to use power for the selfish benefit of oneself; 2) in general, leaders tend to be exceptional people; and finally, 3) intelligence (cognitive ability and skill) is a particularly important attribute for a leader to have. These messages align well with the current academic literature about what kinds of individuals emerge as leaders and what it takes to be effective as a leader.

"'The Transformers' characters and the stories told in the cartoon are a modern example of traditional folklore as a means of educating individuals about leadership. And, as examples go, one that is particularly relevant since the generation that watched them and were exposed to the toys are in their mid-30s to early-40s. They are the decision makers of today and the immediate future" says Peter Harms, assistant professor of management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

You can read more on both researches at
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New Pics of Fewture Transformers ES Model Convoy and Rodimus

Posted on 04-30-2015 at 10:17 AM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
ezalloy1 Thanks to Digitamin we have some new shots of Fewture / Action Toys ES Model Convoy and Rodimus. These are die cast super deformed versions of Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime. They run about 40-60 bucks and are due out in Q2 2015. Check the shots after the break!
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TakaraTomy Mall G1 Card Campaign for May 2015

Posted on 04-30-2015 at 01:23 AM by C310 Ginrai under Generation 1
img_vol2 TakaraTomy Mall has announced the next character to be featured in their G1 Card Campaign will be none other than leader of the Autobots himself, Optimus Prime.

From May 1st to May 31st, 2015, you can obtain this card with a purchase of Transformers product totaling 3,000 yen or more at TakaraTomy Mall, while supply last.

Will you be trying get this card for your collection? Check out the official announcement after the break.
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Own and Stream All of Transformers G1 for $40

Posted on 04-28-2015 at 09:54 AM by Joe Moore under Generation 1
TF-G1-Series This is pretty cool, if you've been looking for a way to own and easily stream all of Transformers Generation 1, then Vimeo has a deal that may be of interest. Forum member Knaranek pointed us to this deal where you can get the entire series for $40. You get all 98 episodes in streaming and downloadable formats for that price. The only thing missing is the 1986 movie.

Check it out Here.
Views: 1,802 / Credit: Knaranek of the 2005 Boards!

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.
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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.
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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: 4,003 / 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!
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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: 8,044 / 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: 6,107 / 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!
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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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