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TFW's Generations Jetfire In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-20-2014 at 07:52 AM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Jetfire-Robot-92 For our next gallery, it's time to bring on the big guy! Generations Jetfire is this year's high-end offering in the Generations line, and like Metroplex before him, he stands as a testament to how Hasbro genuinely does care about the fans.

Generations Jetfire is a very faithful update of the original Jetfire / Skyfire from Generation 1. He blends in elements of the original toy with the non-Robotech infringing animation model, effectively transforming from a very Generation 1 fighter jet to a very sharp version of the robot mode from the cartoon. He's a big and chunky toy, with great poseability. For accessories, Jetfire has a missile launching rifle plus detachable armor and boosters (none of which needs to come off for transformation - a great touch). He's also got a visor which can be removed to reveal the original head from the animation model - and when that visor is on, it lines up perfectly with the robot eyes underneath.

All in all, this Generations Jetfire is a great toy who makes a fantastic 30th birthday present to Transformers fans. He is for the moment the definitive version of Jetfire which for us hits all the right notes. Greatly recommended - check out our gallery of almost 200 pictures and see for yourself:

Generations Jetfire Gallery

Transformers: Generations Limited Edition Silver Jetfire Revealed

Posted on 09-15-2014 at 03:01 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
Transformers-Generations-Silver-Jetfire Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page has posted an image of a Limited Edition Generations Jetfire.

This Silver version of the toy is a contest giveaway and based on the logo printed on the sheet, the contest seems to be sponsored by ÆON Retail Company.

To enter the competition, the participants will have to purchase a Generations Leader Class Jetfire and the competition will go on from 15th September to 15th October, 2014. 3 winners is said to be announced by a Lucky Draw.

Update: 2005 Boards member VictorPrime is bringing us more details. The competition is held in Malaysia and more info can be found after the jump.
Views: 9,554 / Credit: Jetbolt and VictorPrime of the 2005 Boards!

LG06 Sky Byte In Hand on eBay

Posted on 09-13-2014 at 05:44 PM by Tony_Bacala under Generations / Classics
784328245_o eBay seller lena81822 has another in hand look at upcoming Takara figures, this time with Legends Sky Byte. The figure features a darker tone and some extra paint compared to the Hasbro version. They currently have more than one up, so check out the auction for full pics and details, some key shots after the break!

Takara Voyager Sky Byte Loose on eBay.
Views: 4,347 / Credit: NemiMonkey of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Chromia In-Hand Images

Posted on 09-10-2014 at 02:15 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
784229865_o Ebay seller lena81822 has posted a new auction and with it some new in hand images of one of the next Transformers Generations figures - ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to Generations Chromia! Chromia has been prominent since Windblade was introduced in Dark Cybertron and has gone on to appear in the Windblade miniseries as the bodyguard of Windblade. Her toy is a heavily remolded Transformers Prime Arcee, with the end result being a good likeness for the original Chromia who appeared in the Generation 1 cartoon episode "The Search for Alpha Trion". Check out a selection of the new images after the break.
Views: 6,594 / Credit: AllSpark Ferret, ericepy of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Gears with Eclipse In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-08-2014 at 03:21 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Gears-with-Eclipse-Robot Next up we've got a look at one of the Legends class Generations toys who've yet to hit shelves - it's Autobot Gears with Autobot Eclipse! This duo are a part of a Legends assortment which by all rights should be out right now - the following wave, with Cliffjumper, is already at US retail, so who knows when these two might make their appearance?

Gears is, simply put, fantastic. We've been waiting a good long while for an updated, Classics-style Gears to round out the original six Minibots (if you count Botcon 2007 Huffer - if not, rumor goes there's a new one of him coming too...) . Like the Generation 1 toy, this new Gears shares a mold with Swerve. The truck mode is spot-on to Gears, with the robot mode only lacking a little red on the flat panel behind the head and the cheeks to really seal the deal. Like Swerve he's got decent articulation, serviceable but not mind-blowing, and no head articulation sadly. Eclipse, an update of Micromaster Eagle Eye, is a cool little addition and as with Flanker, who came with Swerve, he makes a great gun for his partner robot.

Together these two make a great set, and will be worth tracking down, as and when they make an appearance at retail. Check out our gallery and see what you think:

Generations Autobot Gears with Eclipse Gallery
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Generations Leader Class Jetfire Purchased at US Retail

Posted on 09-07-2014 at 09:34 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generations / Classics
27465950-virginia-transformers-sightings-1410044490670 It has begun! Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Namekjohn, Generations Jetfire was located at a Virginia K-Mart, which will retail for $44.99. This figure is one of the most highly anticipated figures due out this year, so let's help each other out by reporting finds in your local sightings thread.

Who's going out hunting today? Sound off after the jump!
Views: 5,445 / Credit: Namekjohn of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Crosscut In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-06-2014 at 02:58 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
CrosscutRobot44 Rounding out our look at the current crop of Generations Deluxes, here's Crosscut! Crosscut is another character who did not previously exist in the established lore - he's based on the alternate Diaclone version of Skids whose sole Transformers release before this toy was as an E-Hobby exclusive, which is where this character's bio comes from.

As a toy, we're happy to report that Crosscut appears to not suffer from the hip-related issues that dragged Skids down. The new head tooling is pretty sharp and accurately captures the look of the original Diaclone head, and the use of metallic red paint on the toy is a nice surprise. Functionally, this is the same toy as Skids though, so all that was good and bad about Skids other than the aforementioned hips is present here.

All in all, a nice homage to the pre-Transformers origins of the brand, and a good addition to any Generations or Classics shelf. Check out our gallery at the link below to see what you think:

Generations Crosscut Gallery
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TFW's Generations Nightbeat In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 09-04-2014 at 02:16 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Nightbeat-Robot-33 For our next gallery, we're showcasing Generations Nightbeat! The Autobot sleuth makes his debut in the Generations line as a retooled Generations Bumblebee, sporting a new head and a cool blue deco.

While Nightbeat does not do anything to address the issues we have with this mold, he does bring out the very best in it. The new head and the deco really set the toy apart from the previous Bumblebee and Goldbug versions of the mold. Plus, if you want to distinguish him still further, you can use the alternate robot mode transformation Million Publishing showed off for their GoShooter which gives a more Generation 1 look, as well as evoking the feel of a trenchcoat - perfect for a gumshoe like Nightbeat.

Check out our gallery and see what you think of this new classics-style Autobot detective:

Generations Nightbeat Gallery
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Transformers Generations Jetfire released in Canadian retail

Posted on 09-02-2014 at 03:31 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generations / Classics
A72960000_Jetfire3-copy_1392550775 Our sister site Cybertron.ca has just reported the first sighting of the Generations Leader Class Jetfire! Jetfire was spotted at a local Target in Sainte-Dorothée (Laval), Quebec. Keep an eye on the Canadian Transformers Sightings Forum to help fellow collectors out in your local area.
Views: 4,216

TFW's Generations Windblade In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 08-31-2014 at 04:35 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
WindbladeRobot48 Next up in our series of gallery updates, we have a look at the Fan-built 'bot herself, Windblade! She's billed as "the first fan-built bot" as well as being the 30th in the series of 30 special edition releases to commemorate 30 years of Transformers. She's also something quite rare in modern Transformers - a complete new character rather than a homage or a reference to someone in the past lore.

Windblade has evidently had a lot of time spent on her toy. From her detailed paint apps to her sword complete with scabbard and removable fan in her "hair", Windblade really does live up to the billing of being a bit special. She's got a cool design with a few nice touches, including the ability to angle her VTOLs forward, the aforementioned removable fan, and the sword, which can be sheathed in a scabbard with a variety of different posing options. The scabbard has tabs on either side which can fit into any of the "cuts" for the swivel joints as well as groves on the jet nosecone, so Windblade can wear her sword on her back, her hip, and so on. The scabbard also has a 5mm handgrip allowing you to do some nifty poses involving Windblade drawing her sword - we quickly found she could do a lot of fun samurai poses.

We really like Windblade and hope that we can see more toys with her standard of design, detail and "nice touches" come along soon enough. Check out our gallery and see if you agree:

Generations Windblade Gallery
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TFW's Generations Jhiaxus In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 12:53 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
JhiaxusRobot67 We've got another new Generations toy to share a look at with you today! The next wave of Generations will shortly be arriving at US retail and one of the four new toys being released in the new assortment will be Jhiaxus!

Generations Jhiaxus is the second time that the main antagonist of the 12 issue Marvel Transformers Generation 2 series has got a toy, but this is the first one to have been molded to look like his comic incarnation - that said, he's got the colors of his previous toy release, a store exclusive in the Robots in Disguise line. Either way, it's the first time Jhiaxus has has a mass retail, non-exclusive release!

Jhiaxus is a remold of the Generations Armada Starscream, an extensive remold that sees him gain not only a new head but a completely reworked chest / upper torso, jet nosecone, wings, tailfins and weapons. A new transformation step is also added, with the nose of the jet now folding into the chest instead of just hanging in front of the robot's waist. There's plenty of details in the design too, though the bright orange colors - and it really is a garish shade - does make it hard to properly appreciate the level of detail worked in.

Check out our gallery and see what you think!

Generations Jhiaxus gallery
Views: 6,964

Transformers Generations Deluxe Nightbeat In-Hand

Posted on 08-19-2014 at 09:52 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
DSCN3076_zps3a9f557f TFW2005 boards member Starscream Gaga has dropped by to bring us our first in-hand look at the Transformers Generations Nightbeat figure. Nightbeat is a redeco/retool of the Generations IDW Bumblebee/Goldfire mold with a new head, and also comes packaged with an issue of Dark Cybertron. Starscream Gaga gives us a small gallery of the figure, showing off both modes as well as some comparisons with other figures, and also provides a brief write-up on his thoughts about the figure.

Check it out after the break!
Views: 6,066 / Credit: Starscream Gaga of the 2005 Boards!

Emiliano Santalucia Generations Rattrap Concept Art

Posted on 08-15-2014 at 02:03 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
Rattrap Transformers concept artist Emiliano Santalucia is at it yet again, posting up a new Generations Rattrap piece on his blog. In addition, he also has this to say:

"Yet another of my Transformers Generations figure designs!
Transformers Generations Rattrap! This was done shortly after Rhinox, Waspinator and Cosmos, and I got to do only the Robot mode. But it's one of my favorite sketches and I love how the toy turned out!"


Check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 4,447 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

In-Hand Images of Transformers: Generations Protectobot 3-Pack Streetsmart

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 09:16 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
1407872751_777706918_o Also coming to us this morning, this time from eBay user lena81822, we have some in-hand images of Streetsmart from the upcoming Transformers: Generations Protectobot 3-Pack. Streetwise here is a redeco of the Transformers: Beast Hunters Deluxe Prowl figure, which was itself a retool of that same line's Deluxe Smokescreen toy.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 7,675 / Credit: AutobotMirage, Blazere of the 2005 Boards!

In-Hand Images of Transformers: Generations Deluxe Jhiaxus

Posted on 08-13-2014 at 07:22 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
ZtcUNfm Via TFND.net, we have some in-hand images of Transformers: Generations Deluxe Jhiaxus! These pics give us a nice look at the figure - Jhiaxus is a remold/redeco of Generations Starscream, with a new head, new wings, new cockpit, and new weapons. He is also very, very orange. He and the rest of his wave should be out soon, so keep an eye out!

Check out TFW's selection of photos after the break, and view the full gallery at TFND.net!
Views: 7,474 / Credit: PredaconElder of the 2005 Boards!
 
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