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Hasbro and SmarTots to develop educational apps for China

Posted on 12-10-2013 at 03:04 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
booksttbttrcb Via Marketwatch, we can report that Hasbro have issued a press release announcing a new joint venture with Beijing based SmarTots, who develop kids' apps on iOS and Android. The new iPad app will give kids a variety of art tools to color in and decorate their favorite Transformers characters. Best of all - you won't run out of metal colored crayons to color in Megatron with!
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Generation 2 Unreleased Combat Hero Optimus and Megatron Carded Images

Posted on 12-08-2013 at 12:27 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
27407275d1386527102-g2-unreleased-combat-hero-optimus-megatron-carded-images-27407252d1386515360-g2- 2005 Boards member 77camaro has shared some images of the Generation 2 unreleased Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Megatron redecos. What we have here is a real treat. These two items are very rarely seen out of package, and what we have here are the pair of them in package. They are shown here on the same backer cards as the regular versions which did see a release, and have the Hasbro tags on the back of the packaging indicating that these were packaging samples, most likely used by Hasbro for internal exhibition and marketing purposes.

It's rare to see these pieces in any condition much less carded so check them out and a big thanks to 77camaro for sharing these with us.
Views: 6,960 / Credit: 77camaro of the 2005 Boards!

Loyal Subjects 8 inch Nemesis Prime Vinyl Figure

Posted on 12-07-2013 at 03:17 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
NEMESIS-PRIME-ISO The Loyal Subjects have updated their website with a new listing for a vinyl figure of the evil Optimus Prime clone Nemesis Prime. This figure stands at 8 inches tall and is articulated at the neck, shoulders and waist.
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Transformers Wars Papercraft Book Found At Retail

Posted on 12-03-2013 at 12:23 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
27406383d1385996790-transformers-wars-papercraft-book-image12012013135239 Just in time for the holiday season, the Transformers Wars Papercraft book has been released/found at retail. The book allows you to create 10 papercraft robots from the Transformers Prime series, including characters such as Optimus Prime, Megatron, Predaking and many more.

So far the book has been spotted at Barnes And Noble as well as Sam's Club.
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Nike Unveils Megatron Rising Sneakers & Figure Collectors Pack

Posted on 11-19-2013 at 11:30 AM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
GN5D1468_25298 Nike is releasing a full on Transformers themed collectors pack, including 3 sets of Megatron themed kicks (one cleat, one modern sneaker, one classic sneaker), honoring Calvin Johnson, and a deluxe toy redeco of Generations "Stealth" Megatron in matching colors. All the goods come in a matching boxset.

Check out the official press release from Nike and official pics of it all after the break!
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Pre-Transformers Micro Change Lucky Draw Browning Images

Posted on 11-19-2013 at 01:32 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
1459780_10152364062757004_226588615_n Our sponsors Tempting Toys and Collectibles have shared some images of a truly awesome pre-Transformers piece on their Facebook page. The piece in question is a Lucky Draw version of the Micro Change gunrobo which would ultimately become the 1988 Masterforce series Transformer, Browning. This version of the pistol robot is rendered entirely in gold chrome - if you were to own one, you'd be the fan with the golden gun! Check out the images and see what you think of this interesting item.
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Generation 2 Cancelled Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Megatron Redeco Images

Posted on 11-19-2013 at 01:26 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
Optimus-Megatron-1 By way of this auction on ebay, we have a very rare look at some unreleased toys from the tail end of Transformers Generation 2 that were never released. These toys are redecos of the Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Megatron, with Optimus Prime in a primarily blue deco with red faceplate, and Megatron as a grey tank with green jungle camo. No robot mode images for either unfortunately, but this is one of the very few times you get to see these, so check out these images. If you fancy owning them it'll set you back at least $2,000 though...
Views: 4,183 / Credit: wreckage of the 2005 Boards!

New Nike x Transformers Calvin Johnson Sneaks Incoming

Posted on 11-14-2013 at 09:09 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
megatron-nike-air-trainer-sc-ii-high-00 Calvin Johnson (aka Megatron) of NFL fame is continuing his Transformers themed Nike releases with a Nike Air Trainer SC II release. The sneaks feature Decepticon logos on the heels along with some circuit printing on the upper. The colors are almost G1 megatron inspired, featuring red, black, purple and a dark grey. If they rocked light grey in the colorway instead they would be pretty close to G1 Megatron perfect.

Check out the shots after the break!
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Transformers Monopoly - Chocolate Edition

Posted on 11-05-2013 at 08:50 AM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
a825 In a bit of oddity news (and also very tasty) TFW2005 member griffin-of-oz has shared with us a recent purchase of the board game Transformers Monopoly - Chocolate Edition. Yes, you're thinking correctly, this Monopoly game is made up of chocolate bits!

Hasbro releases chocolate editions of their games every so often where typical game pieces such as property cards in this case are replaced with bits of chocolate. Essentially you can play the game once, eat your chocolate, and then figure out something to do with the left over pieces.

The game was purchased for AU$18 (US$17) at David Jones stores in Australia so no sure sign this will be released elsewhere. The chocolate edition game claims to have the "finest Belgian Chocolate" with an "expiration date" of January 1st 2015 for the chocolate, so don't worry you have some time to play!

Hat tip to UltraMarginal of Ozformers for the extra images! Check them all out after the jump!
Views: 4,274 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

The Loyal Subjects Transformers PVC Figures Wave 2

Posted on 10-26-2013 at 04:51 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
P1360107 The Loyal Subjects have updated their website to announce a second series of SD PVC Transformers figurines. The second series is billed to feature "Seekers, Dinobots, sound...and more"; and the announcement is accompanied by a pair of prototype images for the second series, showing the Decepticon Dirge and Slag of the Dinobots!
Views: 2,715 / Credit: NoahOfTheBoro of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro sees strong revenues overseas, poised for future growth

Posted on 10-21-2013 at 04:21 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Hasbro_2009 The Globe and Mail has posted a brief article about the financial fortunes of Hasbro. The headline is that strong overseas performances, an 11% rise for Hasbro International, have made up for slow performances at home; with strong growth expected in 2014 with the Transformers Age of Extinction toyline and a tie-in toyline for The Amazing Spider-Man 2; and this is expected to continue in 2015 with toylines for Star Wars Episode VII and Marvel's Avengers 2. Analysts are calling it a visible catalyst for sustained revenue growth.

Check out the full article at The Globe and Mail.
Views: 1,876 / Credit: SoundwaveCA of the 2005 Boards!

Harmony Gold VS Hasbro - Case Dismissed in Out of Court Settlement

Posted on 10-11-2013 at 07:16 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
SDCC-GI-Joe-Transformers-2013-1_1372153156 An update on our previous report on Harmony Gold's attempted suit against Hasbro, over the San Diego Comic Con 2013 exclusive GI Joe VS Transformers Jetfire set. According to papers posted on PACER and reposted by Generals Joes, the case "is dismissed in its entirity with prejudice".

Effectively what this means is Harmony Gold and Hasbro have settled the case out of court. What that settlement entailed is not set out, chances are the general fandom public will never know.
Views: 2,493 / Credit: guard convoy of the 2005 Boards!

Non-Transformers From Hasbro Party at NYCC 2013

Posted on 10-10-2013 at 07:51 AM by Joe Moore under Other News
NYCC-Hasbro-Party-Star-Wars001 Hasbro showed off a bit, though mot much, more than the Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime. They mainly had new Marvel figures on display. they also added a little diversity with some Dungeons and Dragons Kre-O and Star Wars. Check out the links below to see Toyark's coverage of those items. And stay tuned over the next few days as we cover all the goodies coming out of New York Comic-Con 2013.

Hasbro Party Photos
• Captain America At Hasbro Party
• Amazing Spider-Man 2 At NYCC Hasbro Party
• Hasbro’s Party at NYCC – Star Wars Display
• Dungeons and Dragons Kre-O at NYCC 2013 Hasbro Party

Official Photos
• Star Wars Black Series Official Images From New York Comic Con 2013
• Star Wars Rebeles – Hi-Res Packaging Photo
• Hi-Res Official Captain America Photos From NYCC 2013
• Hasbro Amazing Spiderman 2 Toys Press Release And Images
• Kre-O Dungeons and Dragons Hi-Res Images From NYCC 2013
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Vince Dicola's The Transformers 1986 Score Seeing Official Release

Posted on 10-09-2013 at 12:47 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
1986_Score Fans of The Transformers 1986 film will be happy to hear that Vince DiCola's original score will be seeing it's first 'official' release via Intrada/Sony.

Vince tweeted out earlier today the announcement:

* FINALLY... My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!! This will be the first 'official' release of the collection and I'm so excited to finally have the opportunity to inform my fans that this is actually happening! Obviously it took a very long time to reach this point, but hey Good things take time, right?! When I have a definite release date I'll post it here, so stay tuned. Thanks to Doug and all the good folks at Intrada and Sony for making this happen!

Best, Vince

It's safe to assume the score will be similar to the BotCon 1997 exclusive CD that was released, featuring some of the background score and alternate pieces.

Keep an eye on Mr. DiCola's Twitter feed and TFW for the release date!
Views: 3,715 / Credit: D307 of the 2005 Boards!

Acidfree New York Comic Con Transformers Prints

Posted on 09-29-2013 at 01:02 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
autobot-preview-767x1024 Tim Doyle, creator of the Optimus Prime "Change into a Truck" inspirational print, will be making a pair of Transformers Generation 1 cast prints. These prints will be offered through Acidfree gallery at the New York Comic Con. There will also be rare prism-foil variants of each one.

Swing by Acidfree's booth at the New York Comic Con on October 10-13th to check these 18Χ24 prints out! Any that are left after the NYCC will be offered through Acidfree's site. Big thanks to Nakatomi Inc for breaking this news.
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