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Up to the minute news on Transformers Prime from The Hub. Includes air dates, character information, trailers and video clips, plot details, TF:Prime comic books and eventually Transformers Prime toys.

Hasbro and Netflix Agree on Terms to Keep Transformers Streaming

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 06:34 PM by Sentinel under Transformers Prime
image According to USA Today, Hasbro and Netflix have agreed on terms that will keep Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Rescue Bots available through their online streaming services for the foreseeable future.

All Hasbro properties were originally scheduled to be pulled from Netflix back in February, but weren't as the two parties attempted to reach an agreement. Fortunately for Transformers fans, with this new deal we can continue to enjoy our favorite shows anywhere on our devices.
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Thrilling 30 Collectible Figures Blind Pack Series 2 Found At US Retail

Posted on 02-09-2015 at 08:45 AM by Matty under Transformers Prime
20150208_175406_zpsr3b8ths2 Thanks to reports by TFW2005 members Squallte and TFfanSean, we know that the Thrilling 30 sub-line of blind pack miniature figures is continuing with the first reported sightings of series 2. Found at Targets in California and New Mexico (upfront near the collectible cards section) were the beginnings of series 2 figures. Unfortunately it doesn't look like there is a code system so you'll have to either go on luck or feel out the bag the best you can.

Happy hunting TFW!
Views: 6,367 / Credit: Squallte and TFfanSean of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots Cartoons Leaving Netflix In February

Posted on 01-20-2015 at 10:30 AM by Matty under Transformers Prime
3906409-trans A bit of a letdown to report this morning to some, but it looks like Netflix will continue its trim of Hasbro content this February, this time Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots will be seeing a departure. The Generation 1 cartoon left Netflix earlier this year as well.

You can see the full list of shows/movies leaving here.

Leaving Feb. 2

Jem and the Holograms: S1-*3
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: S1*-4
Pound Puppies: S1-*3
Transformers Prime: S1-*3
Transformers: Rescue Bots


If you haven't done so already, it's time to watch Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots! Make the jump to discuss with fellow fans of the show.
Views: 3,931 / Credit: JackWheel of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Hero Mashers Wave 3 To Focus Robots In Disguise

Posted on 10-21-2014 at 03:39 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
Transformers-Hero-Mashers-Commercial_1408725770 Our first bit of info regarding Transformers Hero Mashers Wave 3 is here, thanks to Entertainment Earth.

Judging by the info on the listing, the Wave seems to focus on the upcoming animated series Transformers: Robots In Disguise.

Product Description:
Build a robot! The Transformers Hero Mashers Action Figures Wave 1 includes several plastic action figures with swappable parts - you can mix and match heads, arms, legs, and weapons in these non-transforming action figures. Each figure measures approximately 8-inches tall. Ages 4 and up. Case includes 12 individually packaged figures:
  • 4x TRA HM BUMBLEBEE
  • 2x TRA HM SIDESWIPE
  • 2x TRA HM STEELJAW
(subject to change)
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Transformers Themed Kinder Surprise Eggs Found at Canadian Retail

Posted on 10-06-2014 at 08:46 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Prime
Kinder-Egg_1 Thanks to our sister site Cybertron.Ca, we have our first sighting of the Transformers themed Kinder Surprise Eggs, which will feature a Transformers figure inside a piece of chocolate. The figures that you can collect are Bumblebee, Ratchet, Bulkhead, Arcee, Optimus Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, and Megatron all from the Transformers Prime universe. These were found at a Walmart in Manitoba. If you're in the US and these are of interest to you, ask your Canada friends for the hookup as these will not be sold in US stores.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 4,913 / Credit: Benzo of Cybertron.ca

Hub Network Rebranding Official Info And New Hasbro Program Times

Posted on 09-25-2014 at 10:38 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
Hasbro-Discovery-Hub-TV-Network-Discovery-Family-Channel Hasbro has officially announced the rebranding of the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network to the new Discovery Family.

We received a press release from Hasbro and they have announced several changes to the program lineup.

The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13, 2014. The network will broaden its programming focus to serve families in primetime and continue to showcase Hasbro Studios award-winning children's content in daytime.

During the daytime, Discovery Family Channel will offer a robust line up of brand new Hasbro Studios' series as well as beloved library programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, while during primetime, the network will serve a growing family audience that began to develop under The Hub Network. Primetime programming will draw from Discovery's three decades of leadership in creating the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres. Initial series will include SUPERHUMAN, TIME WARP, FLYING WILD ALASKA, AFRICA and EXTREME ENGINEERING: BIGGEST REVEALS.


Also, Hasbro’s ownership stake in the channel will drop from 50% to 40% as the programming focus shifts to Hasbro-produced children’s fare in the daytime hours and family-friendly fare in primetime.

Variety reports that Hasbro may turn towards Video-On-Demand or Digital Distribution of their shows in the future:
“Hasbro, meanwhile, gains more flexibility to sell new and existing shows to digital outlets such as Netflix and Amazon. Kidvid is a huge component of overall viewing for the SVOD heavyweights, even though it doesn’t get nearly as much attention in pop culture as original series aimed at adults.”

Hasbro also commented on their future activities for Movies and TV Shows:
“The toymaker is investing big in production through its Burbank-based Hasbro Studios arm. “We are continuing to develop partnerships with the big studios for some of our biggest brands,” [Hasbro CEO Brian] Goldner said. “And you’ll see us developing movies with smaller budgets and strong filmmakers.””

Read the entire Press Release, after the jump.
Views: 2,981 / Credit: excelhedge of the 2005 Boards!

Protectobots Emergency Rescue Streetsmart In-Hand Images

Posted on 09-05-2014 at 05:59 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
Streetsmart08 TFW2005 member Maz dropped us a line to let us know that he has some in-hand images of the Protectobots Emergency Response three-pack's Streetsmart on his blog. Streetsmart along with the rest of the Emergency Rescue pack are reuses of Transformers Prime toys, in this case the Beast Hunters Prowl tooling. At this moment in time it's not clear where this set is intended for a release, though the general thought is these could be Asian market releases or as-yet unannounced store exclusives.

In the meantime, check out these sharp in-hand images!
Views: 7,453 / Credit: Maz of the 2005 Boards!

Emiliano Santalucia Covenant of Primus Megatron Design

Posted on 07-07-2014 at 09:55 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Prime
Megatron-Binder Via his blog, Transformers artist and designer Emiliano Santalucia has given us a look at another of his Aligned continuity designs - this time, it's Megatron himself, originally created for Hasbro's Binder of Revelations and then subsequently featured in the Covenant of Primus book. This design was also used in The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe.

Emiliano shows off the full design in all its glory, as well as a bonus pencil sketch.

You can check it out and read the full details after the jump!
Views: 12,585 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Official Press Release For Transformers 30th Anniversary Marathon

Posted on 07-02-2014 at 01:15 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Prime
Transformers-Rescue-bots-inline Following the Commercial for the 4th of July Transformers 30th Anniversary Marathon (known as TransFourthOfJuly), we have received an official Press Release for the event.

Schedule for Fourth of July Marathon:
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET: "Transformers Rescue Bots"
  • 4-6 p.m. ET: "Transformers: The Animated Movie"
  • 6-7:30 p.m. ET: "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Predacons Rising"

Read the full press release, after the jump.
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Marathon on Hub Network July 4th

Posted on 07-02-2014 at 12:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
Hub Network have released a 30 second promo spot for the Transformers 30th Anniversary marathon - which kicks off at 11am ET, 10am CT on July 4th!

The marathon promises to celebrate 3 decades of Transformers action which going by this promo clip will include Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising, Transformers: Rescue Bots and the original Transformers: The Movie. We've also been promised a special sneak peak at the next Transformers show, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which is set to arrive in Spring 2015 and usher in the beginning of Transformers' fourth decade.

It's a celebration of all things past, present and future - and it's happening this Friday, July 4th. Check out the promo of this Independence Day Transformers marathon below!

Views: 1,876 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Prime Ultimate Autobots and Rescue Bots Mystery Rescue DVDs

Posted on 06-05-2014 at 02:13 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
TFPUACover72dpi Shout Factory have also announced a pair of new DVDs today - one for Transformers Prime and one for Transformers Rescue Bots. Both are due in September.

The Transformers Prime DVD is titled "Ultimate Autobots" and is due to hit on 09/23/2014, priced $9.99. Episodes on this collection include Scrapheap, Predatory, Metal Attraction, Stronger, Faster and Legacy. From the title and the episode selection it sounds like a "best of" collection focusing on the different members of Team Prime.

The Rescue Bots DVD is titled "Mystery Rescue" and is due to arrive on 09/02/2014, priced $14.93. There are no episode titles for this one, but the listing text mentions the set is a mystery-themed collection with five different mysteries for the 'bots to solve.

A TFW2005 thanks goes to captain N for the news tip on both of these sets.
Views: 2,200 / Credit: captain N of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2013

Posted on 05-07-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
2013 2013 brought a year of endings and beginnings to the Transformers brand – not only was it the year that Transformers Prime ended, but it was also the year that saw several key members of the Transformers brand team, many of whom had worked on the brand since Transformers Armada or earlier, part ways with Hasbro – but not before unleashing the single biggest Transformer toy ever built. On the front of new beginnings, buzz and hype began to build for Transformers 4, and the Transformers Generations line transitioned to a new “comic pack in” style, bundling IDW’s Transformers comics with the Deluxe class toys.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2012

Posted on 05-06-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
2012 In 2012 the Transformers Prime toyline made its debut almost a year after the show first arrived on screens, with Japan also getting a toyline all of its own complete with several Japan-only releases. Transformers Prime entered its second season on the Hub, and a new Transformers show for younger audiences based on the Rescue Bots toys also launched. The Transformers returned to video game consoles with the Fall of Cybertron, with a line of Generations toys released to coincide with it. IDW relaunched its comics as well, with John Barber and James Roberts helming new ongoing series Robots in Disguise and More than Meets the Eye, while Simon Furman returned to the classic Generation 1 comics continuity that began with The Transformers #1 in 1984 in the form of the Regeneration 1 comic series.
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Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Deluxe Windrazor Variant?

Posted on 05-01-2014 at 09:59 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Prime
27435551d1398896823-beast-hunters-deluxe-windrazor-variant-deluxewindrazorvariant As the Transformers Beast Hunters line continues to release its remaining figures, we've received word of a possible variant figure of the Deluxe Class Windrazor (part of the "upscaled Legions").

The Windrazor purchased uses gray instead of yellow plastic for the torso and overall color pallet has more green and grey plastic for the body. TFW member Avaran has provided some in-hand pictures of the figure along with an image of the packaging that has been unchanged showing the originally released Windrazor.

Will you try tracking this variant down to finish off your Prime collection? Check out the images and sound off after the jump.
Views: 4,732 / Credit: Nevermore and Avaran of the 2005 Boards!

Transform your hunger with an Autobot Blast Bar!

Posted on 04-14-2014 at 01:39 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
27431525d1397434226-autobot-blast-bar-bar Here's a cool little bit of Transformers merchandising if you like to devour everything there is about Transformers - a new licensed Transformers foodstuff! Hershey's ice cream have produced a new Transformers "Autobot Blast Bar", a strawberry, lemon and fruity blue moon flavored ice cream bar, done in the Autobot symbol design. The packaging features the new 2014 style but like other merchandising we have seen recently, it uses Transformers Prime artwork for the packaging.
Views: 3,218 / Credit: Daimao of the 2005 Boards!
 
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