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Roger Slifer - Transformers Producer - Passes Away at 60

Posted on 03-31-2015 at 03:18 PM by Matty under Other News
300px-Roger_slifer Sad news to report today of the passing of Roger Slifer. Mr. Slifer has ties to our franchise as being a producer and story editor for many Sunbow Entertainment properties, including the original series of Transformers (seasons 2, 3, and "season 5" as well as Transformers: The Movie). Mr. Slifer is best known for co-creating DC's Lobo (with Keith Giffen) in the Omega Men comic series.

TFW2005 sends our condolences to the family of Roger Slifer.
Views: 500 / Credit: Autobot_Goldbug of the 2005 Boards!

Last Day for the Play With This Too Kickstarter

Posted on 03-29-2015 at 12:35 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
10492393_264888817030649_7127340978141262974_n Today is the last day to get your pledges in for the Lost Protectors Kickstarter. The Lost Protectors are a line of 6″ scale figures that feature homages and nods to numerous classic characters. These nods include toy lines such as Transformers, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, and Visionaries. You can join in and pledge at the official Kickstarter Page.
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PaperFormed Racing Warrior - a Papercraft Drift

Posted on 03-28-2015 at 07:19 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
racing_warrior-robot Here is something which is particularly cool, that we thought we might share with you. A few years ago when IDW introduced Drift into their comics, one dedicated fan made his own fully transformable Drift out of paper. It was an extremely cool piece of artwork, which attendees of Botcon 2009 in Pasadena might remember seeing entered into that year's art contest.

Flash forward to today, and the designs of this awesome custom have now been made available to purchase for a modest amount. You can now make your own papercraft Drift, or "Racing Warrior" as he is referred to here, who transforms without removing any parts. It's made up of 202 pieces, spread across six sheets. It's what is classed as an "expert" level build, and speaking as someone who saw the original in person, it is an amazing piece once it is fully assembled.

Check out more details on Paperformed!
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Record Store Day 2015 exclusive: Shockwave discography

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 06:04 PM by KidDynamite under Other News
shockwave_1 Now here's an interesting entry, and something of a blast from the past. Revelation Records has announced a Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue of the entire discography of the 90's era Erie PA hardcore band Shockwave. For those that don't remember, Shockwave was a Transformers themed band through and through, with albums and songs named after Transformers, G1 audio samples, and a band logo featuring a masked Decepticon symbol.

The record is called The World is Ours: The Complete Recordings and is on double clear vinyl 12" in a gatefold sleeve. In a really nice touch, it also includes a clear red flexi 7" that can be used as a tech spec decoder on the album art.


This looks like a really nice and certainly unexpected release from this long dormant band. Check out the reveal video after the jump.
Views: 3,015 / Credit: Revelation Records, dinorobo of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Kickstarter Update: Last Week!

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 01:06 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
pwttoo The Play With This Too Kickstarter is entering it's final week! They are shooting for $80,000 in seed money to get the ball rolling on their Lost Protectors line of action figures which feature a lot of throw backs to some of our favorite lines. Full details are available over on the project page, with tons of items available for unlocking if they get that last minute push. We wish them good luck and encourage everyone to check it out and pledge if you dig it.
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Transformers Tiny Titans Wave 3 - More Reveals!

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 09:24 PM by Matty under Other News
HSB0756_Clg Earlier today we saw brand new Tiny Titans revealed, including Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Shockwave, and Beast Wars Megatron (yesssss). This evening we received yet another reveal for more Tiny Titans figures!

Some notable names from today's line up include: Robots In Disguise Drift, Fracture, and Fixit, Beast Wars Megatron, Generation 1 Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Wreck-Gar, Repugnus, and Doublecross (a couple of the figures are still hard to make out).

Hit the discussion link below to join in on the talk!
Views: 5,793 / Credit: Nevermore of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Tiny Titans Wave 3 Optimus Prime, Shockwave and Beast Wars Megatron Revealed

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 10:47 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
STK674526 Via PreviewsWorld we have our first look at some of the characters who are being included in the third assortment of Transformers Tiny Titans. The series seems to be embracing all Transformers continuities, as we have seen from the previous assortments including the likes of Superion and Topspin alongside newcomers Thunderhoof or Quillfire - and the third assortment seems set to take this further, with not releases not only based on Generation 1 characters but also Beast Wars. Seen here are three of the upcoming figures, featuring Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Shockwave along with Beast Wars Megatron (yesssssss...)

Additionally, via Hasbro.com we have a look at Fracture from Robots in Disguise.
Views: 4,555 / Credit: Nevermore, payres of the 2005 Boards!

Children's Museum of Indianapolis Transformers Exhibition Images

Posted on 03-08-2015 at 03:05 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
27502304d1425668200-pics-visit-transformers-exhibit-indy-childrens-museum-img_0300 TFW2005 member Rookbartley attended the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Transformers Exhibition, and has shared with us some images of the exhibit. The Age of Extinction Optimus Prime truck greets guests at the front of the museum, and there is a display of 160 Transformers toys, including a Lucky Draw Energon Optimus Prime, Japanese exclusive pieces like Victory Saber, and even a previously unseen prototype of a Voyager class Starscream from an aborted line that never made it far off the drawing board in 2011. The wide selection of toys on show come from the collections of Pete Sinclair, Tony Preto and Karl Hartman.

Check out the images attached to this post. They are not an exhaustive showcase of the exhibit, so if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to drop by when the exhibition opens to the public.
Views: 7,565 / Credit: Rookbartley of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Kickstarter Now Live!

Posted on 02-26-2015 at 10:33 PM by Jacer under Other News
It's finally here, the Kickerstarter for Play With This Too is now live. This Kickstarter is going to be live for the next 30 days and there are multiple pledge levels for everyone to get a chance to help back this project. The figures and the quantity and as well as the bonuses made all depend on support you show.

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The Rise and Fall of The Hub and Hasbro's New TV Strategy

Posted on 02-25-2015 at 08:29 AM by Matty under Other News
HUB_Logo_3D_1 It's no secret by now, The Hub Network simply did not pan out as planned. When launched, many Transformers fans had high hopes for the Hasbro owned TV network. Unfortunately as time went on, a short amount of time, reality set in that The Hub was simply not making money fast enough.

Adweek ran a story about the rise and fall of Hasbro's TV attempt, specifically "what went wrong with The Hub, and what the toymaker hopes will go right" in the near future.

With Robots In Disguise premiering on Cartoon network on March 14, this may be a good time to revisit the background of The Hub's downfall with interview pieces from Hasbro executives and other industry leaders, while also taking a look at Hasbro's plan for the near future.
Views: 3,095 / Credit: eagc7 of the 2005 Boards!

Transform Your Easter With Transformers Themed Easter Items

Posted on 02-24-2015 at 10:29 AM by Matty under Other News
c440 The Easter holiday is right around the corner and stores are beginning to put out their Easter themed goodies. TFW2005 members have reported seeing a variety of Transformers themed oddities including ceramic mugs, foil cups with bendy straws, buckets for Easter Eggs, gift baskets, and tattoo sets. Of course most of these will come with their own chocolate eggs!

Check out what's been found after the jump and if you've found your own Transformers Easter themed oddities feel free to share!
Views: 2,927 / Credit: Yaujta and griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Kickstarter Goes Live This Friday

Posted on 02-23-2015 at 10:39 AM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
playwiththistoo We've been following the progression of PlayWithThisToo's upcoming action figure line here at TFW2005. While it isn't 100% Transformers related, it does have throwbacks to lines and themes we all grew up on and has several former Hasbro employees involved. For the past 6 months, new concept art for multiple characters have been revealed with the first physical prototype of Desolataur hitting as well. You can check updates and discussion for them all in the forums here.

We wanted to remind everyone that the Kickstarter for this project starts this Friday, February 27th, at 9 AM. If they make any of these figures, how many, and what awesome little bonuses we get all depends on the level of support you show. So keep an eye out on their Facebook page and here this Friday for details on where and how to support the project.
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis Transformers Exhibition

Posted on 02-20-2015 at 12:36 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
FanReveal-1-EntryC The Children's Museum of Indianapolis have shared with us some preliminary design sketches for an upcoming exhibit celebrating the Transformers! The exhibition opens on March 7, in partnership with Hasbro, and will feature a selection of vintage toys from the line's 30 year history, including a 10 foot tall Age of Extinction Optimus Prime statue, an exhibition of full-size Transformers fan costumes, and a toy design area showcasing the key phases of the toy design process.

The Children's Museum has sent us over a full writeup to go with the preliminary images, which conveys the overall experience of the exhibit. Find out more at
www.childrensmuseum.org/future-exhibits
, and be sure to check out the event when it opens on March 7.

Read on, after the break, for the full writeup, and be sure to follow the Children's Museum on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for further updates.
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Transformers Mr Potato Head Heatwave and Boulder Mashable Heroes

Posted on 02-13-2015 at 12:33 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Transformers-Mixable-Mashable-Heroes-2-pack---Boulder-2 Hasbro have also released some images of their Mr Potato Head Mashable Heroes Transformers as a part of their run up to Toy Fair 2015. In addition to the previously released Bumblebee, Grimlock and Optimus Prime single packs, there is now a two pack featuring Boulder and Heatwave from Transformers Rescue Bots in Mr Potato Head form! Check them out attached to this post.
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Former TF Artist Don Figueroa's Armarauders Project Update

Posted on 02-09-2015 at 03:04 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
Armarauders-Bellerophon-122 A little bit on Non-Transformers news today. Back in 2012 we got word that famed Transformers artist Don Figueroa was involved with a new project called Armarauders. An all original story featuring a comic book and toys based on it was the plan. Don was doing the mecha designs and drawing the books, both things that he excels at.

The comics are now hitting issue 6, and the first figure is set to go up for pre-orders in March. Mecha Workshop is the company producing it, and they've sent out early copies of the figure for review. We've done up a full set of over 140 pics showing the Armarauders Bellerophon in action at our sister site Toyark.com. We hope you'll check it out and see what one of the best Transformers artists to grace our comics and packages is up to now.

Enjoy!
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