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Powermaster Optimus Prime Original Design Sketch

Posted on 02-17-2015 at 10:09 PM by Matty under Generation 1
10974577_429588737218241_4239268436685561336_o Something fun to close out your day with is a bit of Generation 1 trivia to share with you, courtesy of The Spacebridge Facebook page. In this post we get to see a rare look at a Powermaster Optimus Prime design sketch, which shows off the planned Headmaster gimmick that was later dropped.

Here's the full blurb with some great information about the Powermaster Optimus Prime figure and its originally planned gimmicks:

Trivia Tuesday! - Did you know that Powermaster Optimus Prime was originally planned to be a POWERMASTER + HEADMASTER + TARGETMASTER! The Headmaster part was dropped late on, this explains why the large head is removable and why the trailer has a compartment in the back with a ramp. Originally "Roller" would have become Optimus's head and be stored in the back of the trailer when in vehicle mode. Here are some rare design pictures showing the Headmaster. No pictures of his Targetmaster gun have been found (yet), Hasbro staff who remember working on this recall two identical transforming guns were planned. The first patent for this toy still shows the Headmaster. I'm going to do a big update this week on G1 toy concept art, stay tuned!

Pretty cool? Feel free to share your thoughts by clicking the discussion link below!
Views: 8,505 / Credit: The Spacebridge

Transformers Metallic Vinyl Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Figures

Posted on 02-06-2015 at 08:24 AM by Matty under Generation 1
Funko_BB Continuing the vinyl collectibles news, Funko will be releasing two metallic vinyl figures exclusively through the online store of Hot Topic. The two figures getting the limited edition treatment will be none other than Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their Generation 1 aesthetics. These figures will be hand numbered and retail for just under $40 USD.

Check them out after the break.
Views: 1,493 / Credit: IceMagnus of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Edition Generation 1 Reissue Insecticons Out in the US

Posted on 01-11-2015 at 02:53 AM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
27489981d1420949292-insecticons-platinum-edition-20150110_174644 TFW2005 member Autobot_82 has let us know that the Platinum Edition reissue set of the Generation 1 Insecticons has arrived at US retail at a Kmart in Commerce, CA. The set rereleases the three original Insecticons, Shrapnel, Bombshell and Kickback in a giftbox with some excellent artwork on the front.

The bad news though is that K-Mart is selling these at $79.99 - which is a little more than double what the trio went for the last time they were reissued in 2009. Granted, costs have also risen since then, but probably not to double that baseline.

Happy hunting, one and all!
Views: 11,988 / Credit: Autobot_82 of the 2005 Boards!

Rare Japanese Transformers the Movie Promo Video Footage

Posted on 12-24-2014 at 04:59 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
Long time friend of the site TheSpacebridge has shared an exceptionally cool slice of Transformers lore with us. This 20 minute video is a digitization of a VHS promo for the 1986 Transformers the Movie. The video features a recap of the story so far in Japan, with openings for each Japanese show and toy commercials for each. It also includes the American trailer for the animated movie, and the promo reel made with test footage, which features an alternate cut of Autobot City transforming into battle mode, as well as Ultra Magnus in his Diaclone "Powered Convoy" colors.

While this footage all exists online, we thought it worthy of sharing with you as the quality is exceptionally good. Check it out embedded below:

Views: 3,089 / Credit: TheSpacebridge of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Reveals Devastator Figure

Posted on 12-19-2014 at 08:07 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: 7,277 / Credit: uranusdd of the 2005 Boards!

Platinum Edition Generation 1 Reissue Insecticons and Coneheads Coming?

Posted on 12-17-2014 at 02:21 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: 13,555 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Toy Soul 2014 Exclusive Edition 5-Pack

Posted on 12-16-2014 at 07:26 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: 4,262 / Credit: BladeStorm of the 2005 Boards!

15 December 1984 - The Debut of Combiners

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 03:56 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!
Views: 4,704

Transformers Generation 1 Cartoon No Longer On Netflix Starting January 1, 2015

Posted on 12-15-2014 at 10:43 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!
Views: 6,528

30th Anniversary Transformers Tin Christmas Balls

Posted on 11-29-2014 at 05:45 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: 3,247 / Credit: flik68, Raining8s of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Wave 3 New Images

Posted on 11-26-2014 at 08:13 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: 4,352 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

Gamestop Exclusive Loyal Subjects Transformers

Posted on 11-17-2014 at 01:27 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: 6,232 / Credit: Loyal Subjects, Roufuss

Transformers The Movie Original Soundtrack Re-Release on Vinyl

Posted on 11-09-2014 at 10:14 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: 4,916 / Credit: WildBill of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects Jetfire

Posted on 10-22-2014 at 10:46 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: 3,299 / Credit: Loyal Subjects

The Loyal Subjects Transformers Wave 3 Revealed

Posted on 10-08-2014 at 02:56 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: 5,424 / Credit: Ejack37 of the 2005 Boards!
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