By Matty from TFW2005
BotCon has announced its final guest for the 2015 lineup: Kojin Ono! Read on for more details and get ready for registration, which should be going live next week barring any issues. KOJIN ONO is a designer for Takara-Tomy and was the key creative force behind the introduction of Car Robots in Japan, the converting robots that would be at the core of the 1984 launch of a "new" toy line known as "The Transformers". The robot known as "Sunstreaker" was the first of his designs, but would hardly be the last. Hound, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Trailbraker, The Dinobots, The Constructicons… All of these amazing design were brought to diecast metal life by Kojinsan, who it should be mentioned, was part of the initial class of Transformers Hall of Fame inductees back in 2010 along with Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, and Takara's lead designer on Transformers, Hideaki Yoke.
It is truly an honor to welcome this legendary designer to his first ever BotCon!
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By Matty from TFW2005
The weekend is here! There's not a better way to start off our weekends than to prep for new Transformers episodes of Robots In Disguise and Rescue Bots!
Starting on Cartoon Network at 6:30am EST, Robots in Disguise kicks off with episode 10: Can You Dig It?
The Autobots meet a new member who helps them out in capturing a Decepticon searching for energon crystals.
To close out Saturday, Discovery Family is the place to be at 1:30 pm EST for Rescue Bots: Endangered Species!
The Bots go to extremes to protect endangered woodpeckers discovered by Boulder.
The RID forum
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By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
TakaraTomy has just uploaded official images of the following Tokyo Toy Show 2015 exclusives:
Transformers Legends Armada Megatron 3,500 yen(limited 2 per person)
Transformers Legends Black Convoy 7,500 yen(limited to 1 per person)Transformers Legends Car Robots Black Convoy & Armada Megatron were both revealed
earlier this week. Read on to check out the new images!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The official Transformers Facebook page
has officially revealed the San Diego Comic Con 2015 exclusive Titan class Devastator. The SDCC Titan Devastator stands 18 inches tall and is stated to feature vac metalized elements on the deco, it seems that this will be on the chest wing and Mixmaster's drum, amongst other places.
It has also been observed that this version of Devastator features a different head sculpt to the retail release version, sporting eyes instead of the visor shown on the retail version.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've shown you the individual Combiner Wars Protectobots - but like any good special team, when they stand united, they become more than the sum of their parts. Rounding out our coverage of this great recent wave of Combiner Wars toys we have the gestalt formed of the five Protectobots - the mighty Defensor
Fully combiner, Defensor is a solid robot - no hip issues like the Motormaster mold on this torso. In fact, the design of the combiner Defensor can best be described as a "wall" - his silhouette impresses the idea that if this guy is in front of you on a battlefield, he will hold the line no matter what. The individual Protectobots make fine limbs for Defensor, and special shoutout to the new guy, Rook, who aesthetically manages a shape similar to that of Groove, whose spot he took on the team (unless you are in Japan... ). Speaking of Groove, the Legends class motorcycle Protectobot forms a nice optional chestplate that locks in very solidly - no problems with him falling off like Blackjack.
Overall, Defensor is an impressive bit of Combiner, being a nice, big, solid robot, carrying on the excellent work of the individual Protectobots. As individuals or as a group, this assortment is very good - but we could say that of the whole line so far, really. Check out our gallery of Defensor at the link below:Combiner Wars Defensor galleryRead Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event; Best Of Episode - Me, Grimlock, King!, is now live. This is the 2nd time this event was repeated. On June 1st, 2014
this very event was a repeat of the event which originally went live on May 17th, 2014
.ME, GRIMLOCK, AM STRONGEST! ME, GRIMLOCK, SHOULD BE KING!“ Over the course of several battles, Megatron and Shockwave have managed to get the idea into Grimlock’s head that, as the strongest Autobot, he should be the leader. "You always say that you are the strongest. Now prove it!” For the most part, Grimlock ignores this as he proceeds to smash in Decepticon heads, but the ideas linger.
“NOT FIGHTING BORING. ME, GRIMLOCK, WANT FIGHT NOW!” Tired of the lulls in combat after the Autobots drive the Decepticons back to their hidden base, Grimlock finally decides that the best way to keep the fighting going is to take over the Autobots. He and the other Dinobots make their move while Optimus Prime and Wheeljack are out on a mission, quickly overwhelming their teammates and taking control of the Autobot base.
“ME, GRIMLOCK, KING!” Now the “king” of the Autobots, Grimlock has the Dinobots begin preparations to launch a full assault on the Decepticons. Optimus Prime and Wheeljack, just returned from their travels, try to intervene, but are brushed aside by the mighty Dinobots. Meanwhile, Megatron and Shockwave prepare for the inevitable attack, looking forward to the destruction it will bring to their Autobot foes.
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Rovia has pushed an update to the Angry Birds: Transformers Mobile Game, bringing in more characters and upgrades.Bird, do you even lift? The Deceptihogs and Autobirds are getting shredded at the gym in preparation for a new update, and there seems to be a new face in the crew. Is that Stella doing double duty as Arcee and Airachnid? Update now or get the game to see what they’re bulking up for! Spot me, bro.*** INCOMING TRANSMISSION FROM TELETRAAN 1 ***
/Interdimensional MISSION PORTALS – send bots on missions to earn rewards.
/ARCEE and AIRACHNID trapped in interdimensional vortex – win missions to bring them home.
/VALUABLE MATERIALS detected – collect to upgrade bots.
/IMPORTANT TWEAKS and FIXES achieved.
/Humble message of GRATITUDE FOR YOUR PATIENCE and continued support.
--------- TRANSMISSION TERMINATED ---------
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By Joe Moore from TFW2005
TakaraTomy has also updated with a bunch more official images. These include upcoming Transformers Adventures releases:TED-09 Grimlock
- June 27 - 1,620 Yen ($13 USD)TAV -18 Drift
- June 27 -2,700 Yen ($22 USD)TAV-19 Powerglide
- June 27 - 1404 Yen ($13 USD)TAV-20 Adams
(Cosmos) - June 27 - 1404 Yen ($13 USD)TAV-VS03 Strong Arm vs Phantom Job
- June 27 - 4,860 Yen ($40 USD)TED-08 Steel Jaw
- June 27 - 1,620 Yen ($13 USD)
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Autobase Aichi
on Facebook, we now have some larger, official images of the recently-revealed Takara Unite Warriors Groove figure!
These photos show the full, Deluxe-sized Groove off in robot, vehicle, arm, and leg modes.
Check it out after the break, and give us your feedback on this highly-anticipated figure in the discussion thread!Read Replies (0)