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G1 DVD Roar Of The Dinobots Coming From Shout Factory

Posted on 04-07-2014 at 02:59 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
RoaroftheDinobots Shout Factory has updated with a new budget DVD offering due out in July 2014. To keep with the upcoming live action Transformers Movie theme, they'll be collecting Dinobot focused episodes of the G1 cartoon onto a disc titled Transformers More Than Meets The Eye!: Roar Of The Dinobots Check out the PR hype and cover art after the break!
Views: 2,653 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

AcidFree Gallery Guido Guidi Prints On Sale

Posted on 03-27-2014 at 10:15 AM by Tony_Bacala under Generation 1
guido-tfvs AcidFree Gallery will go live with their latest Transformers prints today at 12:30 PM Eastern, this time from famed TF artist Guido Guidi. The set features two prints, one side Autobot, one Decepticon, lining up ready for battle. You can grab both, one or the other, or a glow in the dark version of the set as well. Check out the images after the break, and grab yours at the links below!

Transformers 2 Print Set by Guido Guidi, Autobot Print by Guido Guidi, Decepticon Print by Guido Guidi, Variant Set by Guido Guidi
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New Transformers Images And Info From Australian Toy Fair: 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted on 03-26-2014 at 11:12 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
2014tf34 Fellow Australian fansite Ozformers is bringing us more Transformers details and images from the recently concluded Australian Toy Fair 2014.

They have captured some great images of Transformers 30th Anniversary Celebration items as well as some prototype images.

An update and roundup of [Goldie] figurines.

30 figurines, over two waves of 15.
Wave 1 - March/June
Wave 2 - October

Each wave of 15 will be available in the following formats...
  • 15 blind-bagged figures
  • 15 carded figures
  • 5 three-packs (most are character themed)
  • 3 five-packs (series themed - Gen1, TFPrime, Movie)

Wave 1 (each comes with a character card/puzzle piece to form Gen1 Optimus)
  • (Note - each row is the 5-pack, each column is the 3-pack)
  • Gen1 - Optimus, Megatron, Ratchet, Starscream, Soundwave.
  • TFPrime - Optimus, Megatron, Ratchet, Starscream, Bulkhead.
  • Movie - Optimus, Megatron, Ratchet, Starscream, Sentinel Prime.

Wave 2 (each comes with a character card/puzzle piece to form Gen1 Megatron)
  • Gen1 - Bumblebee, Shockwave, Ultra Magnus, Grimlock, Rodimus.
  • TFPrime - Bumblebee, Shockwave, Wheeljack, Soundwave, Insecticon.
  • Movie - Bumblebee, Shockwave, Ironhide, Soundwave, Barricade.

Check out the images here, here and here.
Views: 7,697 / Credit: griffin-of-oz

Kids Logic Transformers Mecha Nation Line - New Teaser Image

Posted on 03-26-2014 at 10:29 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
10151417_10151927540452610_678860360_n Hat tip to TFW2005 Boards member MartyMcfly160 for pointing us towards the new Kids Logic teaser image for their upcoming line of Transformers figures: Mecha Nation Line.

Kids Logic updated their cover photo on their Facebook page that teased upcoming figures of Soundwave, Starscream, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Grimlock.

Check out the teaser image after the jump and let us know what you think.
Views: 3,406 / Credit: MartyMcfly160 of the 2005 Boards!

Fewture Ultimetal UM-03 Megatron

Posted on 03-14-2014 at 03:47 PM by KidDynamite under Generation 1
1524703_10202966848719845_2089804594_n 2005 Boards member Cheem The Rup bring us news from the HK based C3 festival, the Ultimetal Optimus Prime is going to have an adversary to stand off against as Fewture releases a companion Ultimetal Megatron! Like Optimus, Megatron is based on his G1 design and looks to be very large and very expensive. At this time we do not have any more info on this release but stay tuned for more details!
Views: 9,377 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Toy Fair 2014 - Loyal Subjects Transformers

Posted on 02-17-2014 at 11:25 AM by Joe Moore under Generation 1
Toy-Fair-2014-Loyal-Subjects-Transformers-026 Check out The Loyal Subjects display at Toy Fair 2014. They had a bunch of vinyl Transformers figures on display.
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Kids Logic Optimus Prime Commercial Reveals Possible Future Releases

Posted on 02-05-2014 at 10:14 PM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Kids-Logic-G1 A commercial for Kids Logic Optimus Prime is available at their Offical You Tube Channel and it hints at possible future releases including: Megatron, Soundwave, Starscream, Bumblebee and Grimlock inspired by G1.

Kids Logic Mecha Nations 001 - Transformers Optimus Prime Action Figure

Kids Logic proudly presents the deformed Optimus Prime from the Transformers G1 series. Sculpted with amazing details and painted in metallic to an incredible finishing.
  • The action figure is poseable, stands approx. 6 inches / 15cm tall.
  • LED lights up Creation Matrix, Optimus' Eyes and fog lights.
  • Optimus' chest can be opened to access the removable Creation Matrix.

Views: 3,107 / Credit: MartyMcfly160

Upcoming Transformers Mr. Potato Head Figures Revealed

Posted on 01-30-2014 at 08:31 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Transformers-Mr-Potato-Head-3 Thanks to the Brazilian toy site; HobbyBrinquedos, we have with us some images of upcoming Transformers Mr. Potato Head Figures.

The toys feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Grimlock.

Strangely, one of the descriptions mention that these Potato Heads are for Transformers: Rescue Bots. This may have been due to a slight mistake since all the figures seem to be inspired from Generation 1.
Views: 6,123 / Credit: Venksta of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generation 1 Cartoon 30th Anniversary DVD Release

Posted on 01-27-2014 at 04:30 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
TF30th1Cover72dpi Shout! Factory have put up listings for a new DVD release of the original Transformers Generation 1 cartoon series. The packaging art looks largely the same as the previous releases - just with a "thrilling thirty" logo on the packaging - so expect these to be the same as their last release, just reissued in time for the 30th anniversary. They are due for release on 4/29/14, so they will be right on time to celebrate the anniversary! Check out the order pages on Shout's website:

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye!: Season One [30th Anniversary] | Shout!Factory
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye!: Season Two, Volume One [30th Anniversary] | Shout!Factory
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye!: Season Two, Volume Two [30th Anniversary] | Shout!Factory
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye!: Seasons Three and Four [30th Anniversary] | Shout!Factory
Views: 2,308 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

The Loyal Subjects Soundwave and Grimlock Cybertron Two-Pack

Posted on 01-23-2014 at 11:05 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generation 1
CYBERTRON-PACK-PROMO The Loyal Subjects have put up pre-orders for their latest release of 3 inch vinyl figures. This two-pack of Soundwave (in Soundblaster colors) and Grimlock (in a black and gold deco) is priced at $29.99 and limited to 700 pieces. Pre-orders are listed to start shipping in three weeks.
Views: 1,720 / Credit: Blairimus2563 of the 2005 Boards!

Rare 1983 Tokyo Toy Show Footage shows Diaclone and Micro Change Toys

Posted on 01-11-2014 at 04:19 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
By way of Youtube user kbigstone, we can share with you this excellent video clip which has been doing the rounds on social media. What you can view, embedded below, is rare video footage from the 1983 Tokyo Toy Show.

The 1983 Tokyo Toy Show was where Takara exhibited their Diaclone and Micro Change toy lines. It was at this show that representatives of Hasbro, looking for new properties to introduce to the US market, discovered the toy lines and reported back to the higher ups at Hasbro with their findings - and the rest, as they say, is history.

Check out this clip of rare Transformers history below:

Views: 2,346 / Credit: payton34 of the 2005 Boards!

Vince DiCola's 1986 Transformers Movie Score Now Available

Posted on 01-08-2014 at 09:37 AM by Secretcode under Generation 1
1389099393_BdYGl5jIEAA-T-sjpglarge Announced originally in October, the musical score for the Transformers 1986 movie composed by Vince DiCola has been given an official release via Sony's Intrada storefront.

Original soundtrack from initial big-screen animated treatment of The Transformers, numerous iconic battling robot characters spawned from Hasbro television mini-series that became wildly popular in subsequent syndication. Cars, trucks, toy dinosaurs, you name it became behemoths of warring destruction. Vince DiCola, fresh off dynamic score for Rocky IV, brings sizzling modern up-tempo sensibilities to his electronic score for Transformers, melds driving energy with striking fully-composed quasi-orchestral themes, motifs. Exciting compositions result, with plethora of rhythms infused with composer's unique harmonic vernacular on display. DiCola, who gets start as session keyboardist, then moves into scoring with Staying Alive, sequel toSaturday Night Fever, connects well with with director Sylvester Stallone, lands mega-hit Rocky IV and captures attention of TV producers transforming Hasbro's small-screen robots into big-screen monoliths. Intrada CD presents first widely available release of score, courtesy Sony Music, first available as very limited "BotCon" editions in 1997 & 2001. Newly assembled and mastered from two-track digital masters, Intrada CD also features composer's "Legacy", originally written as six-minute powerhouse demo for producers during early stages of project. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
Views: 2,211 / Credit: D307, Batman, Lord Madhammer of the 2005 Boards!

The Loyal Subjects Transformers Rainmakers Set

Posted on 01-04-2014 at 05:19 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
RAINMAKERS-WEB The Loyal Subjects have announced the latest edition to their series of 3 inch PVC Transformers figures. Their next release is a three pack of Rainmakers! The pack contains Acid Storm alongside the blue and yellow Seekers, who are not named on this release. The set comes in a retro box and is a limited run of 500 pieces, priced $45.
Views: 2,258 / Credit: NemiMonkey of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generation 1 Valentines Cards

Posted on 01-01-2014 at 09:18 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
27410571d1388469639-transformers-g1-valentines-wp_20131229_002 It seems like we've only just cleared away the Christmas wrapping paper and found spots on our shelves for the Transformers gifted to us by our loved ones. So it's perhaps not unsurprising that we've got a sighting of some Transformers Generation 1 themed Valentines cards. They come 34 to a box with Transformers temporary tattoos, and feature Generation 1 box artwork of Megatron, Soundwave, Optimus Prime (in original and Powermaster flavors) and some contemporary artwork of Generation 1 Bumblebee. The cards are accompanied by messages such as Bumblebee's "let's get to it, Valentine!" and Megatron's "Valentine, you are a leader!" (read that one back in Frank Welker's Megatron voice for added effect).

These were spotted at K-Mart. Many thanks to TFW2005 member Shark Jumper for the heads up.
Views: 3,627 / Credit: Shark Jumper of the 2005 Boards!

Interview with Ron Friedman, Writer of Transformers: The Movie

Posted on 12-31-2013 at 05:29 AM by TunaKaan under Generation 1
8737_197wh Here comes a very interesting and fun interview with the man who killed Optimus Prime! Todd Matthy had a chance to sat down and talk with Rod Friedman (writer of Transformers, Iron Man, Fantastic Four) He talks about his experiences as a writer, his friendship with Stan Lee, and of course, killing one of our favorite childhood heros.

''In the summer of 1986, children were traumatized when Optimus Prime sacrificed himself to stop his archrival, Megatron. But it wasnít Megatron who pulled the trigger, it was a writer named Ron Friedman.

Ron Friedman wrote Transformers: The Movie. He wrote the five-part miniseries that launched GI Joe. He is close friends with Stan Lee and helped Stan develop The Marvel Action Hour, featuring Iron Man and Fantastic Four. He has written episodes of All in the Family, Happy Days, and Fantasy Island. In addition to his writing credentials, Ron is an architect and a teacher at Chapman University.

In 2014, Ron plans to chronicle his experiences as a writer in the memoir, I Killed Optimus Prime. The book promises a fascinating look behind the scenes of the shows that defined our childhood.

I had the privilege of speaking with Ron about his career, his friendship with Stan Lee, what he thought when he first saw the Transformers, how Orson Welles became Unicron, and why he didnít want to kill Optimus Prime.

So, to kick off the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers, Ron Friedman, the man who killed Optimus Prime.

You can check out the full interview here. But be warned, it contains some language.
Views: 2,381 / Credit: Todd Matthy, x BlackMagnus x of the 2005 Boards!
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