Toonzone.net has posted the preview to next week's episode of Transformers Prime, Operation Bumblebee Part 2! The conclusion to this arc providing some character development for Bumblebee also promises more action involving MECH, Starscream, and the Dynamic Deception Duo of Knockout and Breakdown! Check out the clip embedded below:
A reminder dear friends that today on The Hub there are two brand new episodes of Transformers airing! At 12:30pm ET | 9:30am PT there is an all-new Transformers Rescue Bots episode, The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock! When Huxley Prescott reports that aliens have invaded Griffin Rock, panic follows! It's up to Heatwave, Boulder, Blades and Chase to save the day once again!
Then at 8:30pm ET | 5:30pm PT get ready, because it is time for Transformers Prime! Season 2 Episode 4 hits the airwaves with Operation Bumblebee Part 1 - a Bumblebee focused story arc which also features the long-awaited return of MECH. To whet your appetite for this latest chapter of the Transformers Prime saga Newsarama has a couple of stills from the episode - click here to check them out. Then tune in to The Hub this evening and enjoy this latest new episode!
2005 Boards member Bumblebee3 has shared with us some early in-hand pictures of the Transformers Prime Happy Meal toys. Released two per week for the next four weeks, these Happy Meal toys do not transform - instread, they feature various gimmicks based around the vehicle modes, either with shooting projectiles, or flip out weapons. Optimus Prime and Megatron also light up.
The first two Happy Meal toys, Optimus Prime and Megatron, arrive this Friday / Saturday.
Good news everybody! Toonzone.net has posted up a list of renewed series for The Hub cable channel. Among those are both Transformers series; Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots! What kind of goodies will Transformers Prime season 3 throw our way? And what kind of crazy adventures might those loveable Rescue Bots have?
Discuss by clicking the title bar and sounding off on the 2005 Boards!
Our friends down under, Ozformers, has uploaded a ton of pictures from the 2012 Australian Toyfair. Lots of pictures to drool over in this update. Including new in package pictures of Voyager Bulkhead and Starscream, Optimus Maximus, Weaponizer Optimus and Bumblebee, Prime Cyberverse Star Hammer with Wheeljack and Energon Driller with Knock Out.
We've mirrored the pics here so take a look after clicking the title bar or visit the link above. Be sure to discuss these new images on the 2005 Boards!
Takara Tomy have uploaded a brief commercial for the Transformers Prime toys to their Youtube channel. This 15 second commercial shows the Autobots and Megatron transforming and fighting in stop motion. Check it out below:
Zap2it have updated with details on episode 7 of Transformers Prime Season 2. This new episode airs on 03/31 - yes, the month of March has a new episode every Saturday! The episode title is Crossfire, and as always the description is a bit of a spoiler:
Arachnid and Starscream struggle to control an Insecticon warrior
Sounds like another great episode! Tune in to The Hub every Saturday in March at 8:30pm ET | 5:30 PT for all new episodes of Transformers Prime!
Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes
03/10 Operation Bumblebee Part 1
03/17 Operation Bumblebee Part 2
03/24 Loose Cannons
The Robochris Rakutan store has updated with some new images of Transformers Prime Japan Arms Micron Terrorcon Cliffjumper. The new images show that Terrorcon Cliffjumper has gone for a completely purple "Dark Energon" deco, rather than the red deco with purple Dark Energon "burn" deco. There's also some images of his Arms Micron partner, a Revenge of the Fallen Ravage style animal partner that turns into a chainsaw.
There are also some images on the page for Voyager Class Starscream's Arms Micron partner - a spy plane that looks like it turns into some kind of double pronged blade.
Excited for tonights new episode of Transformers Prime on the Hub? Ever been curious what kind of work goes into animating an episode of Transformers Prime? Well thanks to 2005 Board Contributer (and all around nice guy) SydneyY we have a new interview with Polygon Studios translated for your enjoyment. Polygon handles all the cgi animation for Transformers Prime. This interview was originally featured in Figure King issue #168. SydneyY has provided this translation solely to help non-Japanese fans who are unable to read this insightful interview in the magazine they have purchased. In the interview you'll learn how Polygon Pictures earned the license for the show as well as the insane amount of work that goes into Transformers Prime. Everything from the storyboards to the transformations down to the Emmy award winning backgrounds.
Click the title bar for the full interview and then head over to the boards to discuss!
It's Saturday and you know what that means? New Transformers cartoon day! Transformers Prime season 2 episode 3 and Rescue Bots Episode 4 both debut on The Hub today!
Transformers Prime, airing at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT, gives us Orion Pax, Part 3. Things reach breaking point as a desperate mission is launched to restore the amnesiac Optimus Prime, even as he becomes ever more suspicious of Megatron.
Meanwhile Transformers Rescue Bots introduces us to the Flobsters in the episode Flobsters on Parade. Flying lobsters? It's like the best concept for a Fuzor that we were never treated to in the 1990s! It's airing in just a few minutes at 9:30 am ET on The Hub! Turn on those TVs and check it out!
We've got a little bit longer to wait for Transformers Prime to air, but while you wait, check out this new preview clip from Hitfix!
Hasbro's rolling out with more Transformers Prime material on the official Transformers website. Today the Dark of the Moon theme to Transformers.com bowed out, to be replaced with a blue Transformers Prime / Bot Shots theme. The character bars along the top are now Transformers Prime instead of Dark of the Moon, with Bot Shots Optimus and Megatron in the background. It's a nice and fresh look for the site.
Right now as with the Bot Shots game, it's just a new skin with more content such as character bios to follow. Keep watching Transformers.com for more material being added in the coming weeks.
The official Transformers Facebook page has uploaded concept artwork of the Insecticon from Transformers Prime! Officially confirming what we had deduced from educated guesswork, it's the creature seen briefly at the end of Orion Pax Part 2 and in the promo picture for Part 3. This concept artwork gives some suggestion on how the insectoid limbs function, as well as (far right) a look at the creature without these limbs.
Orion Pax Part 3 airs this Saturday, 3 March on The Hub at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT.
The Takara-Tomy Channel has uploaded a brief video showing some behind the scenes concept work on the Transformers Prime Arms Micron line for the Japanese market. The video - helpfully with English subtitles - features Takara-Tomy Transformers team member Takashi Nakase briefly talking about some of the thought processes that went into the design of these toys - particularly the whole idea that the Arms Microns can be attached in many locations to allow for some degree of customisation. Check it out, embedded below: