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Information and images related to the first Transformers Universe toy line from the early 2000's. Also includes Robot Masters from Japan and the random Universe releases up until 2007.

Unreleased Universe Motormaster (Generation 1 Thunder Clash Redeco) Color Sheet

Posted on 09-02-2013 at 04:27 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
1185388_204995246344259_2076652931_n By way of The Spacebridge on Facebook, we can bring you a look at something rather cool. Back in the original Transformers Universe line in 2003, Hasbro had planned to release a redeco of G1 Thunder Clash / Machine Wars Optimus Prime as Motormaster. The line's unpopularity with retailers curtailed the plans and other than the occasional prototype, nothing has ever been seen of this toy.

Today, The Spacebridge has added some Hasbro Color Guides for this unreleased Universe Motormaster to his Prototype Transformers gallery. These are the sheets used by Hasbro in determining the final deco, paint apps and other details - a rare look at the design process of any Transformers toy, but doubly so for one that was never released and is rarely seen. Be sure to check them out, along with all the other cool looks at rare and obscure items in that same gallery.
Views: 6,235 / Credit: The Spacebridge

KB Toys Transformers Universe Battle Pack Listing is Transformers Classics Ultimate Battle

Posted on 07-21-2008 at 12:48 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
0721080720 We previously reported on a new listing that had appeared in KB Toys computer system for a Transformers Universe Battle Pack. With thanks to our very own Kickback, we can reveal that this set is not, in fact, a new item, but a repack of the Transformers Classics Ultimate Battle set, which has previously been available in Universe packaging in stores such as Dollar General.
Views: 7,069 / Credit: Kickback of the 2005 Boards!

Lucky Draw Takara Robot Masters Coloring Contest G1 Convoy (Optimus Prime)

Posted on 04-20-2008 at 09:26 AM by Sol Fury under Universe
6d9c We have a special treat for all fans of rare and lucky draw Transformers today - A listing has appeared on Yahoo Japan Images for an extremely rare custom colors G1 Convoy (Optimus Prime) from the Robot Masters line. This piece was limited to ten only, and offered through TV Magazine. What is special about it, though, is that the colors were decided by the winner of the contest! The images also include a gallery of "runner up" colors, with the winner's colors being the ones on the toy itself.
Views: 9,112 / Credit: Malach Ra of the 2005 Boards!

TFW2005 Content Update: Universe Chevrolet Aveo Swerve Gallery and Review Online!

Posted on 04-02-2008 at 01:50 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
06-Close-Up-1 We have a double-bill update for you today - first, we bring you a full gallery of the Transformers Universe Chevy Aveo Swerve. Check out the extensive images of his vehicle and robot mode, as well as step-by-step photos of the transformation!
Second, our resources page for Chevy Aveo Swerve has been updated with all the information available on this new addition to the Autobot ranks, complete with a full review discussing all the finer points of what's hot about this new Transformer.
Views: 5,504 / Credit: Sol Fury of the 2005 Boards!

Universe Swerve Figure Now Shipping

Posted on 03-31-2008 at 12:15 PM by Tim Formas under Universe
9 The apparently Chevrolet exclusive Universe Swerve figure is has been shipped and in same cases received by buyers, as reported by the 2005 Boards' own member zenith. Zenith has been nice enough to upload some shots of the figure, which can be seen here. We have also mirroed some of those images, which can be seen by clicking on the Discuss button.
Views: 5,735 / Credit: zenith of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Universe Chevy Aveo Swerve now available through Chevy's Online Store

Posted on 03-25-2008 at 06:22 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
GMC8000_lg The Chevrolet exclusive Universe Chevy Aveo Swerve is now available through the Chevrolet Store, priced $20 plus shipping (12.80). As it is currently only available through the European store, shipping to the US may be a little on the expensive side, however this is a great chance to own this exclusive Autobot.
Views: 7,486 / Credit: Icespark of the 2005 Boards!

Prototype for Unused Universe Menasor Revealed

Posted on 02-05-2008 at 11:57 AM by Foster under Universe
0dda_1 A prototype has been listed on eBay by another_buy for an unreleased Universe Menasor figure. Check out the one-of-a-kind item HERE at the auction, or click on the thumbnail to view all the photos!
Views: 7,523 / Credit: TheMonarch of the 2005 Boards!

Universe Two-Packs to Be Black Friday Item at Wal*Mart

Posted on 11-15-2007 at 10:05 AM by Tim Formas under Universe
3940746fa9da29833d A posting on Transformers newsgroup alt.toys.transformers reveals that Wal*Mart stores will have exclusive two-packs of Cybertron figures marketed under the Universe banner as a Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving Day) shopping special. Available when stores open on November 23rd will be the "Opposites Attack" set of Excellion & Thundercracker and the "Search for the Pirate Moon" set of Downshift and Cannonball. These sets will be presented on a drop pallet that day, with over 200 sets available. Each set will sell for $10. The packaging for these figures have been seen already, as we previously reported a sighting of these sets in the Philippines in September.
Views: 3,682 / Credit: Zobovor of alt.toys.transformers

More Universe Re-Packaged Two-Packs Released

Posted on 09-26-2007 at 12:58 PM by Tim Formas under Universe
3940746fa9da29833d Several posters from The AllSpark have reported finding two new Universe re-packaged two-packs at retail. All four figures were originally from the Cybertron line. The two-packs are:

Excellion vs. Thundercracker: Opposites Attack!
Downshift vs. Cannonball: Search for the Pirate Moon!

These items were purchased in the Philippines. Images of the front and back of the packaging can be seen here.
Views: 2,456 / Credit: Allspark.com, Nevermore

Universe-Branded The Ultimate Battle Two-Pack Sighted

Posted on 09-20-2007 at 07:07 AM by Tim Formas under Universe
3940746f2624865717 The Transformers: Universe-branded The Ultimate Battle two-pack of Optimus Prime and Megatron has been sighted at a Dollar General store in Indianapolis, Indiana. This two-pack was previously released in the Classics line with different packaging, with the same molds and color schemes. The Universe two-pack, however, does not contain the DVD that was included in the Classics-packaging version. The two-pack sells for $15 at Dollar General. Click the Read On link below for more images of the packaging plus the receipt.
Views: 3,658 / Credit: Dilbertron

Transformers Universe: The Wreckers Issue 4 script released

Posted on 09-13-2007 at 01:14 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
The Allspark has posted up the script for the finale of the OTFCC Transformers Universe: The Wreckers #4. While the Transformers Collectors Club is finishing the story which will include content from this script, this is the only way to get the "real" picture of how the saga would have concluded. Click here to read the script, and click the Read More link to read the full release from the Allspark and talk about the script. Special thanks go out to the TCC magazine for the opportunity to finish this story and Rob Gerbracht, Glen Hallit, and Jon Hartman for providing the script and story notes. Additional thanks go out to Karl Hartman and Dan Khanna for their own contributions to this anticipated story.
Views: 2,995 / Credit: Fangwing of the Allspark and Brodimus Prime

New Transformers Universe Releases - Cybertron Repacks

Posted on 08-27-2007 at 09:21 PM by ams under Universe
4295946d38548ad4f8 The folks over at BWTF.com have posted pictures of the upcoming Cybertron basics repacked under the Universe banner. These were reported to be on the way a few weeks ago, but these are the first pictures we've seen. If you're looking to complete a few spots in your Cybertron collection, you may have the opportunity to do so. These will most likely be available at a variety of discount store chains. To see the full gallery, click here.
Views: 2,466 / Credit: Dinobot Nuva

New Images of Exclusive Transformers Chevy Aveo Autobot Swerve Toy

Posted on 08-27-2007 at 08:55 AM by Deefuzz under Universe
3947146d2d6399a844 A new eBay auction shows several pictures of the previously reported Chevy Aveo Autobot Swerve exclusive. There are several more high quality images than what we have seen previously so the auction is definitely worth a loook. This is a limited (2000 pcs) item available with purchase of a new Chevy Aveo and appears to fit in with the Universe line. Make sure to check out all of the great pictures at the auction link above.
Views: 4,813 / Credit: Paranoid on eBay

New Transformers Universe Cybertron Repacks

Posted on 08-16-2007 at 12:52 PM by Sol Fury under Universe
TFArchive is reporting that several Transformers Cybertron toys are being released in dollar stores under the Transformers Universe banner. These toys include Brushguard, Lugnutz, Backstop, Scattorshot, Brakedown and Undermine. Also seeing a similar release under the Universe banner is the Transformers Classics "Ultimate Battle" two pack of Optimus Prime VS Megatron.
Views: 3,533 / Credit: Nevermore

KB Toys Exclusive Micromaster Aerialbots Found at CVS Pharmacy

Posted on 10-31-2006 at 03:44 PM by Super_Megatron under Universe
42845451d85590b418 According to TFW2005 member neocon, the KB Toys Exclusive Micromaster Aerialbots were found at a CVS Pharmacy in Smithfield, NC. For more info and the discussion thread on our 2005 boards click here.

Thanks to neocon of our 2005 boards for the news.
Views: 4,031 / Credit: neocon
 
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