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Transformers Monopoly Empire Ad

Posted on 09-11-2013 at 07:36 AM by Trailbreaker77 under Other News
Monopoly-Empire-Logo In this commercial posted on YouTube and also below for Monopoly Empire shows Transformers as one of their featured products. After watching the video you can discuss it here on our boards by click the link below.

Views: 1,661 / Credit: JimTheJIRRMan of the 2005 Boards!

Calvin Johnson transforms ESPN

Posted on 09-09-2013 at 01:04 PM by StayingInTheBox under Other News
TFW_Calvin_Johnson As recently reported, not only is Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson getting his own IDW Megatron toy, but his "real-life" alt mode has been spotted on the campus of the ESPN Offices!

ESPN's YouTube page has uploaded their most recent "This is SportsCenter" commercial with "Megatron" himself, Calvin Johnson. Check out the linked video for a fun nod to the Transformers world Johnson has found himself in.
Views: 11,332 / Credit: ESPN and Shaba of the 2005 Boards!

Congratulations Sue Blu and Garry Chalk!

Posted on 09-08-2013 at 04:25 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
27389280d1378625127-congratulations-sue-blu-garry-chalk-garry The staff of TFW2005 would like to offer their congratulations to two of the people who have made Transformers what it is today who have recently tied the knot with their partners! Please give your congratulations to Garry Chalk, the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines, as well as the voice of Optimus Prime throughout the Unicron Trilogy series Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron.

Please also give your congratulations to Sue Blu, the voice of Arcee in Generation 1 and Transformers Animated, who also worked as voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Transformers Animated and the first dozen episodes of Transformers Prime!
Views: 4,442 / Credit: cbff of the 2005 Boards!

Acidfree Transformers The Movie Print

Posted on 08-22-2013 at 05:10 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Tom-Whalen-Transformers-The-Movie-550x825 Acidfree Gallery via Slashfilm have revealed their next Transformers themed print. The next print, by Tom Whalen, takes its inspiration from the classic 1986 animated Transformers the Movie. There will be two versions available - the regular version (shown at left) will be a three day timed exclusive - they will be made to order based on how many orders are received during this period. There will also be a limited edition, limited to just 86 prints.

Check out the original report on Slashfilm!
Views: 5,206 / Credit: joshua of the 2005 Boards!

Go go Gorillas! Optimus Primate Invades Norwich, England!

Posted on 08-13-2013 at 02:14 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
GorillaOp2r_zpsb690ee24 Here is something fun for those Transformers fans who are in Norwich in England (don't be shy, I know there's a few of you!)

The city of Norwich is known for its outdoor art trails, which previously included painted elephants. This time out, it is gorillas, and one of the gorillas on the trail (number 43 for those interested, located in Castle Meadow in the town centre) is Optimus Primate, an Optimus Primal themed gorilla! This cool bit of art will be on exhibition on the Go Go Gorillas Art Trail until 7 September 2013, and will be auctioned off on 3 October.

For more information on this trukk turned munky hybrid of Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal, check out the Go Go Gorillas website!
Views: 2,016 / Credit: Gingerchris of the 2005 Boards!

Harmony Gold Sues Hasbro over SDCC 2013 Jetfire Skystriker

Posted on 07-24-2013 at 02:30 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
SDCC-GI-Joe-Transformers-2013-1_1372153156 Courthouse News reports that Harmony Gold, owners of the Robotech IP and by extension Macross in the USA, have filed a complaint that Hasbro's recent SDCC 2013 exclusive G.I. Joe VS Transformers Skystriker Jetfire has infringed on their IP. The action, submitted to the US District Court, seeks injunctive relief and damages from Hasbro.

The action against Hasbro by Harmony Gold originates with the earliest origins of the Autobot Jetfire and the US licensing rights of the series from which his toy originated, Macross. Hasbro in 1984 licensed the VF-1 Valkyrie toy for use in Transformers as Jetfire, while during the same period, Harmony Gold licensed the rights to Macross from Tatsunako, including merchandising rights. This was one reason, in the original Generation 1 Transformers cartoon, for Jetfire featuring a much different design on screen and being phased out of the series early in the second season.

What Harmony Gold alleges is that Hasbro's G.I. Joe VS Transformers Jetfire Skystriker toy infringes upon Harmony Gold's rights to the marketing of Macross, including merchandising rights, outside of Japan, based on the resemblance of the toy to the Veritech VF-1 Valkyrie. They allege that the SDCC exclusive toy has caused, and continues to cause, financial damage to their company. As a result Harmony Gold are seeking the withdrawal of the G.I. Joe VS Transformers Jetfire Skystriker toy from sale, seizure of all remaining stock (including Hasbro to "recall from any person or entity known to them who purchased or received... any unauthorized toys or other products based on [Harmony Gold's] copyrighted works"), Hasbro to pay all profits made on the set to Harmony Gold, in addition to damages, legal fees and "exemplary damages in an amount sufficient amount to punish and make a public example of Hasbro, and deter wrongful conduct in future".

Short version for those who do not wish to read the long wall of text: Harmony Gold is taking action in the courts against Hasbro due to the resemblance of the G.I. Joe VS Transformers Jetfire Skystriker, and what they are seeking is:
1) Remaining toys to be removed from sale;
2) Unsold stock to be turned over to them (& a possible recall);
3) Lots of $ in damages.

View the original report on Courthouse News here, and a copy of the complaint lodged with the United States District Court here.
Views: 8,033 / Credit: sokutai of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hall of Fame 2013 Fans Choice Voting Open

Posted on 06-18-2013 at 07:35 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
hof215_1_1371251919 Voting has now opened for the coveted fans choice spots for the Transformers Hall of Fame 2013! Two spots are up for grabs for the robots who you, the fans, want to see inducted! The five choices are:

Arcee, the best-known female Transformer of them all!
Beast Wars Megatron, the Megatron who came closer than any other to accomplishing his goals!
Prowl, Autobot chief of security and master of "processor over matter"
Rodimus, the chosen one who defeated Unicron!
Ultra Magnus, straight-laced, by-the-book, can't-deal-with-that-right-now!

Click here to visit and cast your vote! You can vote daily - so be sure to back your favorite character!
Views: 1,654 / Credit: REMINATOR of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hall of Fame 2013 Fans Choice Finalists

Posted on 06-14-2013 at 06:09 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
hof215_1 With just two weeks to go until Botcon 2013, the Transformers Hall of Fame Fans Choice Finalists have been revealed. Vying for the winning spot of "Fans Choice Inductee" are:

Rodimus, Autobot hot-shot cavalier and currently commander of the Lost Light expedition.
Arcee, female Autobot warrior skilled in combat with blaster, bows, blades, and sharp remarks.
Beast Wars Megatron, cunning and ruthless warlord whose achievements include killing Optimus Prime (temporarily), conquering Cybertron, and saying "yesssss" a lot.
Prowl, by the book Autobot security chief. He's had a bit of a rough time of things recently in the Robots in Disguise comics...
Ultra Magnus, duly appointed enforcer of the Tyrest Accord. Once smiled and regretted it.

Open the links above to check out the official pages for each nominee on Hasbro's Transformers website!
Views: 2,421 / Credit: REMINATOR of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Thrilling 30 Fan Built Bot Poll Round 2

Posted on 05-10-2013 at 03:32 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Transformers-30 Hasbro has updated with the second round of voting for their Thrilling 30 Fan Built Bot Poll. In round one, fans could vote on the appearance of the fan's choice character - their colorscheme, weapons, alternate mode and so on. Now with round two there are four more choices, focusing mainly on backstory - gender, Cybertronian city of origin, special abilities and most importantly, the name! Yes, by casting your vote in this poll, you can have a part in naming a new Transformer!

Click here to visit and cast your vote! You may vote daily, so visit often to vote for your pick of what you would like to see Hasbro make!
Views: 3,472 / Credit: Anguirus of the 2005 Boards!

The Hub to rebrand as The Hub Network?

Posted on 05-07-2013 at 01:41 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Hub-Network-600x600 An article on Nick and More pulls together a few points from recent Hasbro press releases, wherein they have taken to referring to "The Hub" as "Hub Network". While not official yet, the article points out that the web address is registered to The Hub's SVP of Business and Legal Affairs. They have also posted an updated logo, retaining the distinctive shape and coloration of the network's logo, but bearing the new title.

As yet though there is no word on when the change from "The Hub" to "Hub Network" will officially take place, but speculation is that June 1, with that month's new premieres, is a possible point the changeover may happen.
Views: 1,394 / Credit: UltraAlanMagnus of the 2005 Boards!


Posted on 05-03-2013 at 06:08 PM by Tony_Bacala under Other News
Most won't get it, but to those that do...

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Gizmode Inside Hasbro Part Three - Why Transformers are so Complicated

Posted on 04-26-2013 at 02:35 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
ROTF_LeaderPrime00MISB010 Gizmodo have updated their site with another behind the scenes video, this time tackling a subject with which many fans will be familiar - the complexity of the designs of our beloved Robots in Disguise. They talk through the evolution of Transformers designs and the impact that the Movie series has had on designs, both with the push toward more complex designs and then the subsequent push in the other direction toward less complicated and more intuitive designs. Check out the article on Gizmodo here.
Views: 3,433 / Credit: TacomaPrime of the 2005 Boards!

Gizmodo Inside Hasbro Video - Where the Toys Come From

Posted on 04-22-2013 at 01:35 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
t7HLU Gizmodo has updated with their second "Inside Hasbro" article, looking now at the process of creating a Transformer, from the prototyping stage all the way through painted samples and the final fine tuning before sending it off for mass production. It's a great and insightful article complete with video which shows off at around the 1:22 mark Metroplex, the new supergiant Titan Class release coming to the Generations line.

Check out the video and the article on Gizmodo for a look at how the magic happens!

Views: 5,465 / Credit: Elvin Pena, Niv3k of the 2005 Boards!

Hasbro Fans Choice Transformers Poll

Posted on 04-17-2013 at 01:43 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Transformers-30 Hasbro have made a major new addition to their website. Kicking off the 30th anniversary of Transformers - the "Thrilling 30" - Hasbro has for the first time added a "fan's choice" poll. The Fan Built Bot Poll, as it is called, polls fans on five different topics - faction, alternate mode, signature weapon, color scheme and personality - with a view to bringing the character to life with a toy and inclusion in the IDW Transformers comics. Moreover, in another first for Hasbro, we will be able to follow the design progress of the Fan Built Bot as throughout the process sketches, images and more will be posted on

Click here to check out the poll and cast your vote - you may vote daily, so be sure to vote often!
Views: 5,534 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

AcidFree Decepticon Air Show Print Coming Next Week

Posted on 04-13-2013 at 04:05 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
644489_500451906680856_1725329069_n AcidFree Gallery has posted up their next Transformers print on Facebook. Coming next week is the "Decepticon Air Show" prominently featuring Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp by Tom Whalen. More details will be posted soon - for now, check out the image of the print at left.
Views: 2,492 / Credit: Noizemaze of the 2005 Boards!
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