By Sol Fury from TFW2005
It saddens us to bring you the news that the voice actor John Stephenson has passed at the age of 91. Mr Stephenson had been suffering from declining health due for a number of years, and Alzheimer's. Sadly, he passed away on Friday.
Mr Stephenson had an impressive career spanning over half a century, both as an "on-screen" actor and also for his voiceover work. One of his most famous roles was of the voice of Fred Flintstones' boss, Mr Slate, in The Flintstones. To Transformers fans, he will be remembered as the voice of several characters from the original Generation 1 series, including Thundercracker, Kup, and Alpha Trion.
Please view the original report of Mr Stephenson's passing at News From Me
. You can view a full list of roles Mr Stephenson is credited with at the IMDB
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Earlier, we we had our first look
at the Clash Of The Transformers Optimus Prime and Megatronus from the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Animated Series. But this isn't the first time both of them were seen. On the recent App Update
for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game, we had our first look at the Clash Of The Transformers subline which is rumored to arrive soon
The line consists of repaints and/or remolds of the current toys including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sideswipe.
So, we've decided to unlock the toys from the upcoming subline to get an idea of what we'll be getting. Check them out, after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By C310 Ginrai from TFW2005
Thanks to Autobas Aichi via Facebook
, we have new images of Optimus Prime and Megatronus's appearance in the ongoing series Robot in Disguise. These images provides us with a first look at Megatronus' on screen appearance in the show, as well as Optimus Prime donning his Clash of Transfomers Armor.
As we said before, this is the first appearance of Megatronus after his debut
in the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game. Also, Megatronus seems to be carrying a weapon with a striking resemblance to the weapon The Fallen had on the Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. That particular weapon was known as the Command Staff in the said continuity. This begs the question, "Is this Megatronus... The Fallen?".
Another very important fact is that Optimus Prime now sports his Clash Of Transformers toy look (as revealed
on the Transformers: Robots In Disguise App Update Version 1.2). This further clarifies the upcoming subline which is currently in the rumor status
until officially revealed (or leaked).
It is unclear which episode these frames will appear in, but be sure to check back for more update. Before that happens though, check out that images and share your thoughts after the break.Read Replies (0)
By MetalStorm from TFW2005
Fellow board member, Sockie, has found a preview of Transformers #41 Combiner Wars Part 4 on Comic Book Resources
. Some very interesting actions are going in this issue, Starscream is still extending his reach to the colony worlds, especially Caminus, Optimus facing off with Prowl, and what may be the biggest battle ever between the Combiners!
The release date for Transformers #41 is May 20th.
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By Calabask from TFW2005
AND BOOM! Do you hear that? Because that sounds like someone breaking the sound barrier... Or, perhaps an explosion, followed by someone breaking the sound barrier. In this case it appears to be Runman, Unique Toys take on what might be their Masterpiece version of Blurr whom was spotted by the eagle eyed TFW2005 user, Cheem The Rup
on the Weibo of The Unique Toys Club.
Which also provided us with out first looks of their versions of Cutthroat and Abominus. This figure is apart of their "Y" Series, which seems like it might indeed be where their masterpiece styled figures shall be placed in. Also of note is the fact that their version of Blurr will also be coming with his Targetmaster, Haywire. Unfortunately, as of this writing we are unsure of the name analog they will be using for Haywire, but we'll keep you updated. Now, go check out the pictures of the speedster, and see if you can outmatch his pace in words per minute in the discussion!Read Replies (0)
By C310 Ginrai from TFW2005
Jose Lopez, Art Director/Character Designer on Transformers Prime and Robots in Disguise, shared on his Instragram
concept art of Optimus Prime and design sketches of Windblade of their appearance in ongoing TV series Robots in Disguise. If the art style strikes a chord with you, be sure to check out the show on Saturdays on these venues
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Our next new Transformers toy gallery is giving some love to the Combiner Wars Voyager class wave 3, and the Protectobot Hot Spot! A new mold, Voyager class entry into the Combiner Wars line, Hot Spot is the leader of the Protectobots and forms the torso of the giant, Defensor!
Hot Spot's fire engine mode is pretty cool. It's a more modern take of the original with its curved front end and updated ladder design. One flaw is that the robot mode hips are expose in this mode - but given the transformations, there is not a lot that can be done to hide them, really. The robot mode is nice and solid - while it lacks a waist joint, there are lots of cool poses you can get out of Hot Spot, and his robot mode design nicely recalls the original toy, while bringing some new stuff to the table. The twin rifles can be combined into a single larger gun, although there's no real way to escape the fact that, yes, he's basically just got two guns plugged into the end of each other in this configuration.
Overall, Hot Spot is a solid figure to round out a fun classics-style Combiner group. He makes for potentially the best torso in the line yet, but we'll go into more detail on that side of things soon. For now, enjoy the gallery of this hot new Voyager class offering:
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The Titan series of Transformers releases continues to grow and diversify, with the latest series being "Titan Changers". The Titan Changers, which were first announced back in March at the Australian Toy Fair, are Titans that transform - they are the Action Master Elites to the regular Titan figures' Action Masters. Via the Mexican Hasbro Transformers site, we have official images of both the Optimus Prime
and the Bumblebee
who are presently the only two known releases in this series.
They feature very simplified transformations along with limited articulation, however they are big and are good entry-level transforming toys for younger fans. They are already out in Hong Kong, so a US release is unlikely to be far off.Read Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
Alright TFW, the weekend is upon us and that means we get to enjoy another Saturday morning of Transformers cartoons! Here's a quick reminder of what's on the tube this Saturday, May 16th.
Transformers Robots In Disguise continues its stellar season with Rumble in the Jungle! Be sure to tune in or set your DVR to Cartoon Network at 6:30am EST to catch this episode. If you're on the west coast make sure your alarm is set!
Episode synopsis: While Strongarm's first "solo" mission is marred by an over-protective Bumblebee, Denny's and Fixit's rivalry comes to a head.
Transformers Rescue Bots will also be airing Four-Legged Hero. Discovery Family is the place to be at 1:30 pm EST.
Episode synopsis: Cyber-Dog Servo puts the Rescue Bots' undercover status in jeopardy.
Be sure to stop by our discussion forums to share your thoughts on the episodes. Have fun TFW!Read Replies (0)
By Joe Moore from TFW2005
Welcome to another installment of our Featured Ebay Auctions. Today we take a look at a staple of the Transformers toy world; Gift Sets
. Sometimes they're as simple as 2-packs, other times there entire Combiner teams filling a fantastic looking box. So check out some of the cool gift sets below that span the history of the Transformers brand. G1 Goodbye Megatron MIBTransformers Generations Ultimate Gift SetGreek G1 Excavator aka Devastator SetSDCC 2014 Knights of Unicron Box Set
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