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Hasbro to Allow Individual Figure Orders

Posted on 06-19-2014 at 02:22 PM by Mechafire under Other News
vehiconcarded_1355490600 Comic book website Bleeding Cool has announced some potentially very good news for collectors - they're reporting that this week, for the first time, Hasbro is making individual figures available to the direct market and Diamond. This could mean many things: if this goes to plan, it would be easier to acquire figures at your local comic book shop, because instead of having to always order a case, they could simply as many as they want of an individual character - which could perhaps also bode well for the media side as well, as healthy toy sales in many cases translates to the accompanying fiction as well. It may also mean the end of having to pay more for certain figures online. And last but not least, it should make army builders' lives a little bit easier.

This may be a smart business decision for Hasbro, making the more popular toys easier to acquire like this. It could also coincide with their increased emphasis on collectors that they displayed at Toy Fair this year.

It should be noted that, for right now, this is only limited to the direct market and Diamond, and not big box retailers... at least, not yet. Hasbro could be testing the waters by doing this. Hopefully this plan is successful and works out well for Hasbro, so this idea can further flourish.

Check it out and discuss after the jump!

(Pictured: Transformers: Prime Robots in Disguise Deluxe Vehicon, a once-notoriously shortpacked and hard-to-find army builder.)
Views: 3,985 / Credit: payres of the 2005 Boards!

Under Armour Transformers Athletic Attire

Posted on 06-17-2014 at 10:34 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
Autobot Well known athletic manufacturer Under Armour, best known for its compression gear, is releasing an "Alter Ego" line of athletic attire featuring Transformers as one of its designs. The compression shirts will range from your traditonal red Autobot symbol, purple Decepticon symbol, to current character designs such as Age of Extinxtion Drift and Lockdown. Check out the full lineup by jumping directly here.
Views: 3,723 / Credit: Rookbartley of the 2005 Boards!

Nano Block Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Choro-Q sets

Posted on 06-17-2014 at 09:36 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
TAK11927 Via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store we have learned that Nano Block will be making versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. The company is known for making exquisitely detailed and complicated building brick toys which are also tiny when compared to Lego or Kre-O. These kits can be assembled as robots or vehicles - and in vehicle mode, they can zip around using a Smartphone app to guide them. We think these will be cool for those who like building block toys - what do you think?
Views: 2,143 / Credit: ssjkazer of the 2005 Boards!

AcidFree Gallery Prints - Optimus Prime and Megatron by Jason Edmiston

Posted on 06-13-2014 at 03:30 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
Transformers_Optimus_Print_Promo__57024140266928812801280 Hat tip to TFW boards member RDprime for letting us know of two new AcidFree Gallery prints by Artist Jason Edmiston. The two prints feature an amazingly detailed image of Optimus Prime and Megatron. This set is limited to a small run of only 150, priced at $100 for the set of two, and $200 each for the metal versions (which are limited to 15 each).

Check out the full description after the jump.
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Shout! Factory Unveils '30 Years in 3 Days' Transformers Online Event

Posted on 06-12-2014 at 11:35 PM by ORIO under Other News
tf30_logo The Hollywood Reporter has posted a press release from Shout! Factory regarding news for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. Read on below for the full press release!

Titled “30 Years in 3 Days,” the online event — which runs from June 20 through June 22 — will coincide with this year’s “Botcon,” a Transformers fan convention taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center. Between episodes of various Transformers animated series, Shout! plans to stream segments shot at the show.

Although Shout! Factory hasn’t released a schedule for programming for the weekend, the company has the rights to every Transformers animated series from 1984 through 2013, including the original Transformers, as well as Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Cyberton, Transformers Prime and Transformers: Rescue Bots.

The stream will be available on Shout! Factory’s YouTube channel, as well as at TF30Years.com.
Views: 1,967 / Credit: Moroni Prime of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hero Mashers Released in Australia

Posted on 06-02-2014 at 04:03 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
14033208337_168e131d5f_b The Transformers Hero Mashers figures have made their retail debut in Perth, Australia. Ozformers member Omega Metro spotted them on shelves in Australian chain Toy World - they retail at AUS $19.99, with Bumblebee and Starscream among those spotted. The series allows you to mix and match the body parts of not only the Transformers Hero Mashers, but also the other series like the Marvel Hero Mashers - so a Doctor Doom / Starscream hybrid is now within the realms of possibility if you so choose! Hopefully this Australian retail sighting means a US sighting is equally not too far off.
Views: 2,774 / Credit: Omega Metro, Griffin-of-Oz of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Mecha Nations Black Convoy

Posted on 05-28-2014 at 02:12 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
10350355_10152041551377610_8896916705131891150_n Kids Logic have announced the second release in their Mecha Nations series of super-deformed (big head) Transformers releases, a Nemesis Prime version of their Optimus Prime which they are calling Black Convoy. He sports the black, silver and teal deco made famous by Robots in Disguise Scourge, and sports a Megatron gun accessory along with the standard complement of Ion Blaster, energy axe and alternate hands.
Views: 2,101 / Credit: MartyMcfly160, Exodus of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Mr Potato Heads Optimus Prime and Starscream Released in the US

Posted on 05-25-2014 at 04:43 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
TFG1MrPototaHeads_zps001979b2 Another sighting at the Toys R Us in Frederick, MD are these cool new Mr Potato Head Transformers! While you can't change the face the same as classic Mr Potato Heads, you can change them from robot to vehicle forms by swapping out different parts. Two versions ave been spotted - an Optimus Prime version and a Starscream version. Big thanks to 2005 Boards member Sideswipe1954 for the news tip.
Views: 3,147 / Credit: Sideswipe1954 of the 2005 Boards!

New Trademark Reveals A Possible New Future For The Transformers Toys - ALLSPARK

Posted on 05-14-2014 at 03:25 PM by SilverOptimus under Other News
39871d1392482220-hasbro-partnering-3d-systems-3d-play-products-their-brands-3d_potato During this year's Toy Fair, Hasbro and 3D Systems announced a co-venture; a 3D Printing technology for the children.

It so happens that fellow fansite Transformers At The Moon has stumbled upon a rather interesting Trademark. Titled as ALLSPARK, this trademark is filed by Hasbro under the following description:

"Computer software for creating, designing, modifying, customizing, sharing and saving computer generated representations capable of being printed by a three dimensional printer to create physical objects, namely, jewelry, ornaments, arts objects, artifacts, household goods, toys, games, hobby models, accessories, office products, and various other consumer products "

You can check out the listing at the United States Patent And Trademark Office.

This new venture could turn out to be a way for a Build Your Own Transformer line. Only time will tell.
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Playskool Transformers Mr Potato Head Carded Figures Released in Philippines

Posted on 05-12-2014 at 01:12 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
27437855d1399862635-mr-potato-head-recue-bots-bumblebee-grimlock-optimus-prime-img_20140511_140942-2 The Mr. Potato Head Transformers Mixable, Mashable Heroes have started to arrive at retail in the Philippines, giving us a look at the packaging of these figures and our first real look at the Bumblebee in the assortment, who is based on his Generation 1 self. The assortment contains an Optimus Prime and a Grimlock alongside Bumblebee - each one stands roughly 3 inches tall.

We should probably be seeing these at US retail soon, within the next six weeks or so if past trends are correct if not a bit earlier.
Views: 1,691 / Credit: bny888 of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hero Mashers In Package Images

Posted on 04-27-2014 at 08:44 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
1398508976_10296565_10152358137027726_1606662451847825088_n Via Transformers Colombia we have a look at the Transformers Hero Mashers in package. Of interest is that the DX Optimus Prime and Bulkhead sets which come with more parts than the average Hero Masher specify that the additional parts they come with come from Ultra Magnus and Cliffjumper - a hint at things to come? Or merely a coincidence?
Views: 2,976 / Credit: Blazere of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Animated Costumes For Women Advertised as Lingerie?

Posted on 04-25-2014 at 12:20 AM by ORIO under Other News
lingerie Well then... now for some unusual Transformer news.

We here at TFW would like to bring to your attention some new costumes, marketed as "lingerie", which were advertised earlier today on the Facebook page of Leg Avenue. What TFW2005 member, AoE, was doing on this particular website is none of our business. However, the costumes in question appear to be adult women costumes based off of the Animated versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron. Because all three of those characters are dead sexy when you think about them.

Maybe this is your thing. Maybe these are GREAT costumes for Halloween. Either way, they exist and are therefore amazing! You can check out the image for them by clicking on the title bar!
Views: 6,474 / Credit: AoE of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hero Mashers Grimlock and Strafe with Bumblebee Two-Pack Revealed

Posted on 04-24-2014 at 02:13 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
10277017_10152355116152726_5786261637396746063_n Via Transformers Colombia, we can share with you a first look at some upcoming releases in the Transformers Hero Mashers series. Two new releases for the series are revealed - an electronic Grimlock set, based on the Generation 1 dinosaur mode with a light-up mouth, and a Strafe with Bumblebee two-pack. Both sets are fully interchangeable with other Transformers Hero Mashers releases, which means you can create oddities like an Optimus Prime with Bumblebee legs and a Grimlock head (that lights up).
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Transformers Mr Potato Head New Images

Posted on 04-13-2014 at 08:21 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
242F3B0E50569047F5AF2F0F0098A165 Hasbro US have also updated their online product catalog with new listings for the new Transformers Mr Potato Head toys. The four revealed, and on the site, so far are a larger Optimus Prime and Starscream which include parts to let them "transform" along with smaller Optimus Prime and Grimlock potato heads. Interestingly, the packaging identifies these Playskool offerings as a part of the Rescue Bots series, despite their Generation 1 roots.

The catalog update also includes entries for the Battle Masters series, although the links for them are not yet live.
Views: 3,164 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

Kids Logic Transformers Kids Nation Series Information

Posted on 03-29-2014 at 08:56 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
1980308_10151932295937610_2097229847_o Kids Logic has updated their Facebook page with new information on their Transformers Kids Nation series. Due out in June-July 2014, the series of five will feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Soundwave and Grimlock. Each is set to stand around 9cm - 10.5cm tall and feature LED light up eyes. An exclusive Nemesis Prime figure is also planned.
Views: 6,231 / Credit: MartyMcfly160, Exodus of the 2005 Boards!
 
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