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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: 3,290 / 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: 4,446 / 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: 6,296 / 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: 4,994 / 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: 3,335 / 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: 5,483 / Credit: Ejack37 of the 2005 Boards!

NYCC 2014 Marcelo Matere AcidFree Gallery Print

Posted on 10-07-2014 at 08:37 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: 3,404 / 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 08:27 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: 2,887 / Credit: Jazz1992 of the 2005 Boards!

Acid Free Transformers Print Sets for NYCC 2014

Posted on 10-01-2014 at 04:25 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: 5,203 / Credit: Deceptigtar of the 2005 Boards!

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

Posted on 09-17-2014 at 11:00 AM 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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Generation 1 Nacelle Prototype Image and Artwork

Posted on 09-09-2014 at 04:25 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1535472_353535398156909_8500655025373335162_n You might be familiar with the new TCC subscription service figure Nacelle, who we saw a new promo image of earlier this evening. And you might be somewhat aware of the character's origins as a prototype version of Thrust from a 1980s Generation 1 catalog.

Posting on Facebook, old friend of TFW TheSpacebridge has shared some images showing both the toy prototype and also some artwork. TheSpacebridge's post also sheds a bit more light on the background of this character:

Have you wondered where the new TFCC Nacelle figure design originated from? It is actually the original prototype design for the Japanese release of Thrust. Here are some very rare pictures of the toy & the planned box art for it!

Check out the pictures - and be sure to check out the other photos shared by TheSpacebridge on Facebook for a look at lots of awesome prototype Transformers and other unreleased gems.
Views: 6,697 / Credit: TheSpacebridge

Loyal Subjects Wave 3 Trailbreaker

Posted on 09-02-2014 at 02:15 PM by Jacer under Generation 1
IMG_5135 The Loyal Subjects posted an exciting new reveal for the upcoming wave of vinyl figures, this time being Trailbreaker. Trailbreaker joins wave 3 along side Scrapper, Swoop, and Blitzwing. It also appears that wave 3 loses the action figure posing that was a part of wave 2.

Share your thoughts in the discussion after the jump.
Views: 3,095 / Credit: Loyal Subjects

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: 4,653 / 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: 3,673 / 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: 4,191 / Credit: unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!
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