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Toy Fair 2014 Transformers Hero Mashers Official Images

Posted on 02-15-2014 at 08:40 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
TF-HERO-MASHERS-UPGRADE-MEGATRON-A8397 Rounding out the official images we have received from Hasbro, we have a look at the Transformers Hero Mashers. It's a series which takes from many eras of Transformers including Drift from Age of Extinction and the Generation 1 Optimus Prime. These non-transformable toys can interchange their parts - or "mash up" - to create unique robot designs!

Two different assortments were listed in the official images we received:

Hero Mashers Figures Assortment - includes Bumblebee, Springer, Starscream and Age of Extinction's Drift

Hero Mashers Battle Upgrade Assortment - includes Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bulkhead
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Hasbro and 3D Systems announce co-venture to deliver 3D printing play experiences

Posted on 02-14-2014 at 02:07 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
Hasbro_2009_1382391128 On the eve of US Toy Fair 2014, Hasbro has put out a press release announcing that they will be entering into a co-venture with industry leaders in 3D printing, 3D systems, to "co-develop, co-venture and deliver new immersive, creative play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year. "

The release does not specifically reference Transformers, but the implication is that Hasbro's portfolio of brands will be making use of this new co-venture, and Transformers is a major part of Hasbro's portfolio. Read on for the full text of the release.
Views: 1,850 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

New Grimlock figure in TRU system - Stomp Chomp Grimlock

Posted on 02-08-2014 at 10:25 PM by KidDynamite under Other News
TF-AOE-Teaser-Screen-Caps-014_1391389150 Thanks to Icespark of our 2005 Boards, we have an interesting listing for a new Grimlock toy in the TRU inventory system. The figure's name in the system is "TRA Stomp Chomp Grim," the item number is 951007 and the vendor number is A6145.

At this time we do not know what exactly this figure is, or even if it is for an action figure at all. The name implies a toy for younger children, likely for the upcoming Age of Extinction movie. However, the price is a whopping $79.99!

What do you think this listing if for? Reissue of Masterpiece Grimlock? A VERY large AOE figure? Perhaps a children's riding toy? Chime in on our thread with your ideas!
Views: 8,269 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

Be Warned - Hasbro Website Hacked

Posted on 02-01-2014 at 12:54 PM by SilverOptimus under Other News
hasbro-hacked-logo_1391279595 Various Anti-Virus websites are reporting that Hasbro website is hacked and is distributing virus/malware to those who visit. The attacks have been happening on and off throughout the last month and it is recommended to scan your PC with a trusted Anti-Virus software with the latest virus definitions if you have visited Hasbro.

Since Transformers: Age Of Extinction reveals are happening soon, many of you may have been visiting the site to look for latest info to share with your fellow members at TFW2005.

According to Barracuda Labs; who first reported the incident:

"A week ago (on Monday, January 20), as well as on January 14, 11, and 10, Hasbro’s website pushed malicious software to visitors’ computers. As with the compromise a week prior, the incident was the result of direct site compromise, and affected users were unlikely to have recognized that their computers were infected. For reference, below is a screenshot of Barracuda Labs’ malicious URL detection environment after a successful attack.

Given the frequency with which Hasbro's website has recently served drive-by downloads, Barracuda Labs recommends that users refrain from visiting the site until its operators have confirmed it is again safe."

We are yet to hear the latest update regarding this situation.
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Transformers Battlemasters Bumblebee, Barricade, Prowl and Starscream Larger Images

Posted on 01-26-2014 at 02:50 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
BatMasBumPro1_zps0851bbe6 By way of online store Urban Collector, we can share with you some larger images of the Transformers Battlemasters Bumblebee, Barricade, Prowl and Starscream figures. These guys look to be Transformers crossed with rock-em sock-em robots. Interestingly the Autobots and Decepticons are being listed as different assortments - whether that means they come in different cases or it's just how this retailer is breaking it down is unclear. Time (and US Toy Fair 2014) will tell.
Views: 3,563 / Credit: Gingerchris of the 2005 Boards!

Merry Christmas from David Kaye - Beast Wars Megatron!

Posted on 12-25-2013 at 02:19 AM by Sol Fury under Other News
As is a bit of an annual tradition, the voice of the suave supervillain that is Beast Wars Megatron, David Kaye, has uploaded a Christmas message to his fans on Youtube. Check it out:

Views: 2,114 / Credit: revlimiter, D-Compose of the 2005 Boards!

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!
Views: 1,450 / Credit: x BlackMagnus x of the 2005 Boards!

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: 7,069 / 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.
Views: 2,371 / Credit: x Blackmagnus x of the 2005 Boards!

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.
Views: 5,708 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

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: 4,378 / 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: 4,551 / Credit: griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!
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