By Matty from TFW2005
Thanks to a post from the twitter page of Takara designer Hisashi Yuki
, we are reminded today of the 15th anniversary of Car Robots (know as the original Robots In Disguise in North America). Yuki tweeted out an initial draft sketch of what would become Fire Convoy (Optimus Prime) and it shows off some very cool design cues that were not carried over to the toy, most notably being the Maximal insignia on his chest. Yuki designed the Fire Convoy / Optimus Prime toy, be sure to follow his Twitter page
today as he'll surely be sharing more great Car Robots history.
Car Robots / Robots in Disguise has a very rich history here at TFW2005, so in celebration of the anniversary please enjoy another look at some things that celebrate this great time in Transformers history. Lucky Draw Black Super Fire Convoy High Res GalleryMore Car Robots / Robots In Disguise GalleriesRIDForever.info
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon has announced travel discounts for Air Travel and Car Rentals for people travelling to both TFcon Toronto
happening this summer and TFcon Charlotte
happening this fall. Check out the respective websites for the full details.TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly the Delta Meadowvale) with special guest PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME and Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli with more TBA. You can book your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page
and book your discounted hotel room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website
TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will be the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015. TFcon Charlotte
will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord. Dealer bookings and registration information will be available in the very near future. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We have received news from the UK's joint Transformers & G.I. Joe convention, Roll Out Roll Call
. Tickets for the 2015 show are now available, with an early-bird discount on offer throughout April!
Roll Out Roll Call is taking place over the weekend of 3 and 4 October 2015, at the Jury's Inn Hotel, Southampton, England. As well as celebrating Transformers and G.I. Joe, the show also hosts the "Twins of Power", a He-Man and She-Ra celebration. The Official Transformers Collectors Club and the Official G.I.Joe Collectors Club will also be supporting the show, with club exclusive figures being offered at the event. Find out more and book your tickets here
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Botcon have shared an image via Twitter
of another of the 2015 show exclusives. What they've got on show here is a blue recolor of the Generations Legends Chopshop - who was initially released as a Targetmaster style partner to the Legends scale Megatron, but as promos have demonstrated, the two are not gang-molded so this Chopshop could be tagging along with anyone.
Moving into the realm of speculation, the silver body with blue limbs deco seems to recall the Autobot Topspin - and given how "Autobot colors on a Decepticon mold" is usually a hallmark of the Shattered Glass continuity, and this year's set seems to be based around Axiom Nexus, the "place where continuities collide", this may well be a Shattered Glass version of Chopshop. It's also possible, based on the reuse of Packrat in this year's set, that this is meant to be a homage to a past Botcon exclusive, Vicegrip.
Botcon 2015 takes place in St Charles, Illinois, over the weekend of June 19th - 21st. Watch this space for more news about this year's convention!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Mastermind Creations has shared a design sketch
for their upcoming Carnifex aka Overlord figure. First teased way back in September of 2013
, it appears Mastermind has things in motion for this release. This is the third teaser for this project Mastermind has shown over the last few days. The first was a colored image of their version of the head of the figure and the second was a design of the figures base mode. The design shows a heavy influence from the characters appearance in the IDW comic series - The Last Stand of the Wreckers. A second head with an evil smiling face and poked out eye appears to be in the works this figure.
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Masterpiece Star Saber started hitting doorsteps in the US last week after a strong showing in Japan. The latest in the Masterpiece series is the winner of the fans choice voting from a while back, giving us our first Japanese centric character in MP-24. We've got our copy and done up a high res gallery for you so head on over and check it out here: TFW2005's Masterpiece Star Saber Gallery
. Some key shots and discussion are after the break.
We'll leave the review to our members, there is an active feedback thread here: MP24 Star Saber Feedback & Reviews
This figure and gallery was sponsored by TFSource
, who has them in stock and ready to go, so if you dig it head on over and pick one up for yourself!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Toys"R"Us Canada is revealing a new listing of an exclusive Legion 2-Pack for the upcoming Clash Of The Transformers line.
In case you missed what the line is about, 2 figures
of Megatronus as well as a Hyper Change assortment
was found among
the Transformers: Robots In Disguise toy listings. It is speculated that this will be a subline for the RID series.
Name EX-Transformers clash/legion 2pk
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The official Transformers Facebook page
has just posted a status update that confirms when the next episode of Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 will arrive on Cartoon Network in the US. Posting the "Meet Steeljaw" video on Facebook, the Transformers Facebook page stated that "Before the world meets Steeljaw tomorrow at 6:30 AM EST on Cartoon Network". That means tomorrow, 4 April 2015, at 6:30 AM EST, fans in the US will be able to enjoy the third episode of this new Transformers show!
Given this is the show's regular timeslot, it stands to reason that future episodes of the show will be airing on successive Saturdays at 6:30 AM EST.
Be sure to set your DVRs, or indeed, seize the day and get up early to enjoy a new slice of Transformers action!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Japanese retailer Red Mercury has posted up listings for a quartet of new Legends class Transformers. The listings are for Legends class versions of Skywarp
, Ultra Magnus
. We're expecting these to be like the previous Market 6 exclusive Legends assortments, in other words, recolors of existing Legends.
It's possible that the Grimlock mentioned might be the existing Legends Grimlock (from Beast Hunters Rippersnapper) carried over for this new assortment. The other three are likely to be a red version of the Universe Legends Bumblebee for Cliffjumper, a white version of Reveal the Shield Optimus Prime for Magnus, and a black version of the Starscream from the same line for Skywarp.
Watch this space for more information!Read Replies (0)
By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Here's a bit of a blast from the more-recent past! While we did get good many of the "GDO" Generations figures as Toys 'R' Us exclusives, one figure that didn't make it to retail release was GDO Generations Brawn
. You may remember that this Brawn is a redeco/retool of the First Edition Transformers Prime Bulkhead
and was recently used for the Transformers Cloud Brawn
TFW2005.COM member megatron1138 works for an eBay store called The Toy Vault, and they just got in a sealed production sample of this figure! megatron1138 stopped by our Transformers on eBay forum
and shared the auction with us here. We've mirrored the auction photos here for your viewing, and you can jump to the auction
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