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Fan Built Bot Windblade Early Design Concept Sketches

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 07:26 PM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
10574440_723592014377662_4606787094896025032_n The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with early design concept sketches for the first Fan Built Bot, Windblade!

Windblade, the first Fan Built Bot created with the help of Transformers fans, is finally in stores in toy form! Check out these rare early design sketches from the Transformers design team (based on your choices!), and look for Transformers Generations Deluxe Windblade in stores!

Some of these had been previously seen when she was first unveiled at SDCC 2013, but this is the first time we've gotten a nice, clear look at them.

Check it out and discuss after the jump!
Views: 4,722 / Credit: Transmorph633 of the 2005 Boards!

TFW's Generations Chromia In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-19-2014 at 03:22 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Chromia-Robot-29 For our next gallery we present the other new addition in the next Generations Deluxe class assortment, Generations Chromia!

Chromia was one of the original female Autobots, introduced in the 1985 episode "The Search for Alpha Trion" along with Firestar, Moonracer, and Elita One. She's more recently received a new, updated design as one of the three female Transformers added to the IDW comics universe alongside Windblade and Nautica. This toy represents that new, updated design - but at the same time it does a good job of homaging the original Chromia. What it means for collectors is we get another female Autobot for our shelves!

The Chromia toy is a pretty cool bit of mold reuse on Hasbro's part. The basic transformation along with the torso, shoulders, hands, and parts of the legs are recycled from the Transformers Prime mainline Arcee toy - but the rest of the toy is completely reworked to the extent that Chromia is barely recognizable from Prime Arcee, unless you stand them next to each other. Chromia keeps all the good stuff from the Arcee mold she is based on - poseability and balance are great, with only the shoulders occasionally being obstructed. Chromia is fairly light on accessories with just the one weapon, but she makes up for it by looking great and having a particularly cool alternate mode. She's worth taking a look at if you want another addition to your IDW Transformers characters shelves - check out our gallery and see for yourself.

Generations Chromia Gallery
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TFW's Generations Arcee In-Hand Gallery

Posted on 10-18-2014 at 03:26 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
Arcee-Robot-009 Now we have something very special to share with you. A gallery of a toy who has been 28 years in the making. After so many years since her debut, we bring you this gallery of Hasbro's Transformers Generations Arcee!

Arcee is here a faithful recreation of her original Generation 1 design, as seen in 1986's Transformers the Movie. Everything about her design is directly inspired from how Arcee looked in the original animated movie - from the high-tech pink coupe alternate mode, to the slender build of her robot mode with the front wheel arches on the shoulders.

The look of the figure is spot on. The articulation is decent, although the legs do feel a little restricted by the design of the hips. Arcee is surprisingly good at balancing, considering the small feet and the amount of bulk on her backpack. The backpack is one of the negatives of this figure - owing to the source design, Hasbro has pretty much the entire alternate mode fold up on to the back. It tucks in well, and helps to get that nice, streamlined robot mode down pat, but if you don't like this kind of transformation, Arcee won't thrill you.

Arcee comes with an arsenal of accessories - two blasters which stow in alternate mode, and holster on the hips of the robot mode. Both are based on guns Arcee had used in the run of the Generation 1 cartoons she appeared in. Arcee also has a pair of swords, jointly inspired by her Animated toy and her current comic persona. These swords can be held as normal swords, or held as "gunblades" as well as mounted on the forearms, so there's a decent number of display options for them.

All in all, this Arcee toy is the Arcee toy we've been waiting for - a nice, faithful representation of the design from the show. She's not perfect, but she fills that Arcee shaped gap in our collections perfectly. Check out our gallery for over 150 pictures of this little lady:

Generations Arcee Gallery
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Transformers Generations/Combiner Wars Figures Official Images

Posted on 10-08-2014 at 11:31 PM by StayingInTheBox under Generations / Classics
TRANSFORMERS-GENERATIONS-LEGENDS-HUFFER Hasbro has sent us over the official images of the Generations and Combiner Wars figures shown today at NYCC! Check these out after the break:
  • Legends Class Huffer (Legends Optimus Prime Remold)
  • Leader Class Thundercracker (Leader Jetfire Remold)

For more info, please read: NYCC 2014 - TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMBINER WARS Press Release
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Transformers: Generations Deluxe Arcee In-Hand Photos & Review

Posted on 10-01-2014 at 07:20 AM by Mechafire under Generations / Classics
015_zpsfa6a23eb Thanks to Ozformers, we now have an in-hand sample of the highly-anticipated Transformers: Generations Deluxe Arcee figure! In addition to photos of the figure itself, a small review is also given, laying out the details of the figure.

Arcee is extremely faithful to her G1 cartoon depiction, transforming into a futuristic spacecar and is also very pink, as many fans had been asking for. She also comes with two pistols, and also twin energy swords, which appear to be homaging her IDW and Animated incarnations. Being a part of the recent IDW promotion, she also comes packed in with an issue of Dark Cybertron.

Both Arcee and her fellow fembot wavemate, Chromia, should be hitting retail in the not-too-far-future, so keep an eye out!

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 9,600 / Credit: Tober of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Protectobots Emergency Response Amazon Listings

Posted on 09-30-2014 at 08:22 AM by StayingInTheBox under Generations / Classics
514zblEyhvL Good news for the collectors wanting to add to their Autobot ranks, the Generations Protectobots Emergency Response figures are available to order off of Amazon. The set of five figures comes in two multipacks: a 2-pack with Hot Spot and Blades and a 3-pack of Groove, First Aid, and Streetsmart. Both sets are priced at $32.99 USD and are slated to be released tomorrow, October 1st.

Who's getting them? Sound off after the jump.
Views: 4,374 / Credit: flatline72 and Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Generations Deluxe Wave 4 Found at US Retail

Posted on 09-21-2014 at 01:43 PM by Jacer under Generations / Classics
dc92ad1758a807681ccacc90f3f12454 Very exciting news today, member Arduous found Generations Deluxe Class Wave 4 at his local Walmart in Springfield, Missouri. This wave includes the highly anticipated "Fan Built Bot" Windblade who is 30th "Thrilling 30" figure. Nightbeat, a redeco of last year's Generations Bumblebee with a new head sculpt. Crosscut, a redeco of Generations Skids sorting a new head sculpt. Lastly in the wave is Jhiaxus which is a remold of Generations Armada Starscream.

Happy Hunting everyone!
Views: 8,453 / Credit: Arduous, EMP Starscream of the 2005 Boards!

Protectobots Evac Squad & Emergency Rescue Sets released in Malaysia

Posted on 09-21-2014 at 10:24 AM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
27468868d1411304609-protectobots-sets-found-toy-r-us-malaysia-image The Protectobots multipacks have now been found at retail in Asia. These releases - which we suspect might be Asia exclusive - have been found at a Toys R Us in Sunway Pyramid, Malaysia.

The five Protectobots are represented across the two multipacks, using a variety of older molds. The Evac Squad set features Hot Spot and Blades, with repainted from United Artfire (which combined the Classics Grapple crane with the Inferno body) and Blades repainted from Revenge of the Fallen Blazemaster. The Emergency Response set repurposes Transformers Prime Ratchet as First Aid, Beast Hunters Prowl as Streetwise / Streetsmart and the Cyberverse Legion Arcee as Groove.

A big thanks goes to TFW2005 member Wildstrikes for the news tip.
Views: 6,685 / Credit: Wildstrikes of the 2005 Boards!

Generations Legends Gears & Acid Storm Sighted at US Retail

Posted on 09-20-2014 at 12:25 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Generations Classics 3.0
1D407EF1-1693-4792-8929-B420F53062AB_zps0zivxbcp TFW2005 boards member cdavid3 has dropped by to let us know that he sighted the Transformers Generations Legends Gears and Acid Storm figures at a Target in Fremont, CA.

Keep an eye out for these little guys at your local retailers if you're interested in them!
Views: 3,914 / Credit: cdavid3 of the 2005 Boards!

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
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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 ĆON 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: 10,328 / 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: 4,712 / 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: 7,227 / 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: 5,862 / Credit: Namekjohn of the 2005 Boards!
 
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