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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.

Transformers G1 Cartoon Soundtrack Restoration Project Kickstarter

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 12:02 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
G1sounds2 TFW2005 would like to alert the fandom to a pretty cool Kickstarter going on right now. The project aims to restore the Generation 1 cartoon soundtrack music to the best possible quality it can be.

To date, music from the series has never been officially released in any form. This is probably because much of it appeared in many different shows, and not all Hasbro owned properties. You can find a lot of it in Jem, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and even Spider-Man. Basically, anything Marvel/Sunbow produced. Licensing rights and royalties are probably a nightmare.

Any extended pieces of music were stitched together by cutting uninterrupted 1/2/3/4/5 second clips right from the DVDs until you had something resembling a song. This is tedious, hard work. Listening to over 2000 hours of episode audio just to pull maybe 30 minutes out in 1 second intervals is crazy and awesome. This was done over the last several years by Grimbot, who shared his work via TFCog.

I personally did this myself, though not to this extent, so I know how hard it can be. Back when TFW2005 started, one of it's main purposes was a way for me to share the Transformers focused music remixes I did, most using background clips I cut out of the show. Tho back then, I pushed a VCR into a microphone-in jack and recorded entire episodes at a time to the computer as WAVs, then cut out clips in Sound Forge. I constantly ran into situations where a footstep, computer beep, start of a sentence, breathing, wind, - you name it, would interrupt my clip and ruin the loop. Having this software or this mix 14 years ago would have been awesome.

The Kickstarter by Jimbo is now attempting to clean and restore that mix by Grimbot even further, using top of the line editing software. In the presentation video, they show examples of what can be done. It is reasonably priced, only asking for 650 dollars in order to get the software at a discounted price of half off ~1200. And, it's half funded as of this story. There are also some stretch goals, if they get to 1250 total they will also obtain and apply two additional pieces of software to make it even better. So, we urge you as fans to support this if you dig that original G1 toon music, even if it's just a couple bucks. Hopefully when done, their hard work will give the fans something awesome to rock out and reminisce to.

Head on over and support it if you can! WORD!

Views: 2,723 / Credit: KMITB of the 2005 Boards!

The Loyal Subjects Blitzwing and Swoop Revealed for Wave 3

Posted on 08-09-2014 at 01:27 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
YzkXeLj Hat tip goes out to TFW2005 boards member Nope for linking us to a preview of The Loyal Subjects wave 3 assortment, which will include a Generation 1 Swoop and Blitzwing. Not too much information has surfaced, but these should be dropping later this year in November. As always, we'll keep you updated when new information is provided.

Check them out after the jump.
Views: 2,898 / Credit: Nope of the 2005 Boards!

ArtStorm Unicron Head Model - New Images and Info

Posted on 08-08-2014 at 09:05 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
27458933d1407467257-artstorm-unicron-head-unicron1 Hat tip to TFW2005 member unexpectedpanda for linking us to several new images and product information for ArtStorm's Unicron model head. This model is a highly detailed representation of the planet eating monster known as Unicron. Some details that were passed along to us: price will be around $300 USD, releasing in December 2014, approximately 24 inches tall, and comes with damaged eyes for accessories.

Check out the full gallery after making the jump and let us know what you think!
Views: 3,200 / Credit: unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!

The Loyal Subjects Scrapper - Sneak Peak at Wave 3

Posted on 07-30-2014 at 07:51 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
D0AE4659-3A1F-4A59-8F04-DF8F1ED38AB0_zpsvauh8p8n The Loyal Subjects Facebook page showed off a sneak peak of their first release in wave 3. It would appear the Constructicons are incoming! First up is the Decepticon Scrapper! No new information on release date, but keep it posted here and we'll update you when news comes along.
Views: 2,674 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Starscream

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 11:47 AM by Jacer under Generation 1
10295052_10152146441387610_7597385363299742597_o Kids Logic has updated their facebook page with the new Mecha Nations Starscream. This figure is non-transforming but has great poseability to make up for it! He lights up like the rest of his peers and includes a Megatron in his pistol mode.

Check out the other image and more information about Starscream after the jump, and possibly give your opinion in the discussion thread.
Views: 3,174 / Credit: Exodus of the 2005 Boards!

Official Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Figure (Starscream Version)!

Posted on 07-23-2014 at 08:44 AM by Mechafire under Generation 1
10561544_10152201016117344_759091453385653270_n Hot Toys' Facebook page has just revealed their newest product - Hot Toys Optimus Prime! A non-transforming G1 Optimus Prime figure, this product is also labeled as being the "Starscream Version", as it bizarrely enough is packaged with a bunch of G1 Starscream-based accessories including a bonus SDCC exclusive severed Starscream head. It also comes with a ground display diorama with the Autobot logo emblazoned on it.

For those not aware of the Starscream reference, the Generation 1 episode "Megatron's Masterplan" showed Decepticons masquerading as Autobots to discredit them, which showed a scene of Starscream as Optimus Prime with wings out.

From Hot Toys:

“One shall stand, one shall fall"

Under license from Hasbro, Inc., Hot Toys is proud to present the Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure stands approximately 30cm tall, featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream’s wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo.

THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 fans shouldn’t miss the chance to pre-order this cool collectible figure!

Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a Starscream head as bonus accessory.

Hong Kong customers please stay tuned on Hot Toys-Secret Base Facebook Page for pre-order arrangement details.


Check it out after the break!
Views: 12,697 / Credit: Smashs of the 2005 Boards!

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: 5,277 / 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: 7,033 / 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: 1,565 / 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: 1,529 / 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: 5,637 / 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: 2,618 / 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: 3,455 / 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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