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Dual Model Kit Bumblebee to be re-released
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store report that the Dual Model Kit version of Autobot Bumblebee - based on his appearance in Transformers Dark of the Moon - will be getting a rerelease in March 2015. This kit for those not aware does not transform, but sports good poseability and incredible detail compared to the on-screen model. Well worth taking a look at if you're a fan of the movies or a fan of Bumblebee!

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Age of Extinction Power Battlers Wave 3 and One Step Changers Wave 4 Released in Taiwan
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
TFW2005 member prime roller reports that the next assortments of Age of Extinction Power Battlers and One-Step Changers have been released in Taiwan. Power Battlers Wave 3 has been sighted (which adds Dinobots Grimlock, Slug and Snarl along with Decepticons Lockdown and Galvatron into the mix). One Step Changers Wave 4 has also been sighted. That assortment, the last of the Age of Extinction One Step Changers assortments, adds Prowl, Revenge of the Fallen Megatron, Rollbar and Strafe.

Hopefully this should mean a US release is not far behind. Watch this space for further updates.

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Reminder: TFcon Chicago 2014 Registration Ends Today
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 10:45 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Just a reminder if you are looking to register for TFcon Chicago 2014, today is your last day to register online for the convention and reserve the TFcon 2014 exclusives.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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Hasbro Appoints John Frascotti To President, Hasbro Brands
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 09:00 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
If you have been following our Hasbro event coverage news posts, then this name must be familiar to you; John Frascotti, former Chief Marketing Officer of Hasbro. He is the one who brings the official global marketing update for the Transformers brand and several other famous Hasbro brands including My Little Pony, G. I. Joe, Nerf and Monopoly.

Well, he's now promoted. An official Press Release by Hasbro states that Mr. John Frascotti is now President, Hasbro Brands.

"Across our organization, we are building a tremendous team that can inspire new ideas through our brands and execute them through our brand blueprint, in brand building and storytelling globally," said Brian D. Goldner, President and Chief Executive Officer. "No one is better suited than John for this new leadership opportunity. His vision and consumer-centric approach will serve Hasbro and all of its stakeholders well as we continue to work side-by-side to deliver compelling brand expressions across generations and geographies."

"I am incredibly honored to be leading this dynamic group of professionals," said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. "This unified approach will enable us to continue to drive the momentum in our business and develop our brands holistically across platforms to meet the evolving needs of our global consumers."


Congratulations, Mr. Frascotti.

You can read the full Press Release, after the jump.

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New Bumblebee Ornament Found At Wal-Mart
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 05:45 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
The Holiday season must be right around the corner as TFW2005 boards Yaujta relayed to us a recent find of a new Transformers Bumblebee ornament. Each year the retail chain Wal-Mart puts out a line of ornaments to help you decorate the holidays, with this Bumblebee being the first Transformers character of the year. Time will tell if more Transformers will get the ornament treatment.

Check it out after the jump.

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Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 02:00 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Toys R Us will be getting a new exclusive next year in the form of Transformers Year Of The Goat Soundwave. Like their 2013 Masterpiece Soundwave release, it will include 5 tapes. Like the recently announced Year Of the Goat Optimus, this Soundwave and his tapes will be molded in a mix of orange and translucent plastic.

The image comes our way from the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page. Read on to check out this upcoming addition to the Transformers Platinum Edition series.

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Transformers Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on October 17 '14 at 02:00 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
It's been a long time since we've seen the Generation 2 Laser Optimus Prime mold reused. Hasbro is bringing it back for the Year Of The Goat. The end result is a unique take on Optimus Prime, using a generous mix of translucent plastic.

Piqued your interest? Read on to check out the upcoming Year Of The Goat Optimus Prime. The image comes our way via the Cybergeeks Alliance Facebook page.

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Rescue Bots Season 3 Preview Clips
Posted by News Fetcher on October 16 '14 at 03:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
While news of Transformers Robots In Disguise has been pouring in over the last few weeks with videos and toy images, we can't forget about our Playskool buddies the Rescue Bots! The Playskool Official Youtube channel has updated with three new clips from the upcoming 3rd season. Unlike the Transformers Prime sequel Robots In disguise, which is moving to Cartoon Network, Rescue Bots will be staying put on the Hubs new rebranded network, Discovery Kids. Take a look at the three clips below in the next season which will show the Rescue Bots getting new dinosaur modes!



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TFcon Chicago 2014 Official Promo Video and Charity Gameathon Details
Posted by News Fetcher on October 16 '14 at 12:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We've more cool things coming up at TFcon Chicago to share with you. America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is a little over a week away and we have some more great things to share with you.

First up, we have details of a charity gameathon which is running side-by-side with the convention. The charity event is for Extra Life, a great cause to help kids from all walks and backgrounds with things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents. Find out full details here.

Next up we have an official promo video for TFcon Chicago! This video features the talents of Jon Bailey and animation by Blastardinc and Gabriel Jean. Check out this fun promo below:



TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

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Amazon Japan Age of Extinction Blu Ray with exclusive Hound redeco
Posted by News Fetcher on October 16 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Amazon Japan has put up a preorder for the Japanese region Blu Ray release of Transformers Age of Extinction. As has been the trend with the last couple of Transformers live action movies, the Amazon Japan blu Ray comes with its own exclusive toy - and in this case, the exclusive is none other than the "fat ballerina" himself, Autobot Hound, in his most accurate deco yet!

If this pictures are to be believed, this version of Hound will come with a screen accurate deco and will sport details like a camo pattern. Check out images of both modes of the toy after the break.

Amazon Japan lists that this figure will be available from December 10, 2014.

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TFcon Chicago Update: T-Shirt and Art/Costume Contest Info
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 10:15 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
TFcon has recently released a preview of the TFcon Chicago 2014 T-Shirt via the TFcon Facebook and TFcon Twitter pages.

Secondly for those looking to enter the Art, Custom or Costume contests a reminder to check out the TFcon Chicago Art, Custom and Costume Contest Info page for all the details.

Thirdly a reminder that TFcon Chicago registration closes this Friday.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

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Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Primal Playskool Heroes U.S. TV Commercial
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 10:15 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Hasbro has uploaded a TV Commercial for Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Primal.

There's no limit to the Transformers action with this robot-dino Optimus Primal hero!



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Angry Birds: Transformers - Out Now!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 09:45 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
After several successful pre-releases, Angry Birds: Transformers is officially out now. Well… for iOS devices that is.

Yes, you can now freely download this cool game from the iTunes Store.

Android users, fear not! The game will be available later this month for Android devices as well (just in time for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update).

Message from Rovio:

Angry Birds Transformers rolls out globally today!

Autobirds, roll out! Angry Birds Transformers is launched today in Apple App Stores around the world, with the Android version on Google Play to follow on October 30th. When the Eggspark crashes to Piggy Island, it changes the birds and the pigs - and also the eggs! Get in on the action and help Autobirds and Deceptihogs save Piggy Island from EggBots wreaking havoc all over the place! The totally new gameplay in Angry Birds Transformers gives you feet and wheels - assemble into play!

Check out the full description, after the jump.

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Transformers: Legends Game Event - Circle Of Light
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 09:30 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
DeNA has announced the next Transformers: Legends event; Circle Of Light.

Event Synopsis:
The Decepticon Deadlock falls out with his commanding officer and finds himself lost on an unfamiliar planet. As he approaches a large base, he encounters Star Saber, who invites him to meet the Circle of Light. Deadlock meets with the Circle's leader, Dai Atlas, who hopes to convince Deadlock to join their peaceful commune. Elsewhere on the planet, the bounty hunter Lockdown arrives, intending to bring Deadlock back to the Decepticon cause, and joins up with a group of local hunters who have an existing animosity towards the Circle of Light.

Pre-registration for this Team Event is open at the moment.

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Hasbro and Shapeways' SuperFanArt Approval Emails Arriving
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 06:00 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Earlier this year we reported of a collaboration between Hasbro and Shapeways to sell 3D printed artwork based on fan submitted designs. The SuperFanArt project is to start out with approved designs for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and then expand into other brands including Transformers. Thanks to TFW2005 board member Trentulas we now know that approval emails are being sent out to the fan designers for approved projects, which include Transformers!

We were also provided a list of which projects were approved for sale, which gives us a clearer indication of what to expect to be available for purchase after the new year (image linked of actual Trentulas project). Also included are the official guidelines for submitting projects if you are interested in contributing.

Make the jump for more details and discuss this partnership with the discussion link below.

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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #34 iTunes Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 05:15 AM
By Mechafire from TFW2005:
Apple's iTunes website has updated with the brief, three-page preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #34:

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #34
THE DILEMMA! On a planet dedicated to Right and Wrong, four damaged AUTOBOTS must make an impossible choice: kill or cure? Whatever they decide, their lives will never be the same.

The full comic will be released on Wednesday, October 29. But for now, you can check out the preview after the jump - if you don't mind some possible spoilers!

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Diamond Comics Shipping List for October 22nd
Posted by News Fetcher on October 15 '14 at 05:15 AM
By Mechafire from TFW2005:
Another week, another new batch of Transformers comics! Check out what's on deck next week for our beloved robots in disguise, thanks to TFW2005 boards member D-Drive!

TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #3 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
CYBERTRON AT WAR! The giant city-sized Titans, METROPLEX and TRYPTICON, battle on a scale the universe has never seen-and the destruction they leave in their wake leaves CYBERTRON ready for the DECEPTICONS to strike!

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #34 (also shipping 1-in-10 and subscription variants)
(W) John Barber (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Andrew Griffith
THE ENIGMA! At last... the secret origins of CYBERTRON's golden age are revealed to OPTIMUS PRIME-and what he learns changes everything about the AUTOBOTS' mission on Earth!

Also shipping are these description-less Hikari Vinyl figures from Funko:

HIKARI TF DISTRESSED BUMBLEBEE LTD ED SOFUBI FIG
HIKARI TF DISTRESSED OPTIMUS PRIME LTD ED SOFUBI FIG

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Age of Extinction Wave 3 out in New Zealand
Posted by News Fetcher on October 14 '14 at 08:00 PM
By Jacer from TFW2005:
Great news for our New Zealand fans, Age of Extinction Wave 3 is now out. Board member, Ssjkazer found Snarl out in the wild today. Wave 3 also includes Lockdown, Concept Camero Bumblebee, and Hot Shot.

Happy Hunting!

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New Images of AD-31 Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on October 14 '14 at 08:00 PM
By Jacer from TFW2005:
Some awesome new images of the AD-31 Optimus Prime have just surfaced. Board member Megatronski found these great photos over at Planet Iacon's Facebook. This is a heavy repaint of Age of Extinction Leader Class Optimus Prime. Optimus is sporting a more movie accurate deco as well as some new molding including new crotch cover, wrist gauntlets, and a new head sculpt with a removable faceplate!

Check out the photos after the jump!

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NJCC 2014 Fall Event November 9th Action Figure Toy Show
Posted by News Fetcher on October 14 '14 at 11:45 AM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
New Jersey Collectors Con Fall Show Date November 9th 2014!

Holiday Inn – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, August 17th, 2014

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

9AM EARLY BIRD COFFEE MUG MARVEL SPIDER-MAN MUG

9AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

9AM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SUNSTORM

10AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver, Fig-O-Tor and NIGHT MORDLE PRIZE PACKAGE

10AM TRANSFORMERS DELUX EVAC UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EXCLUSIVE

11AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

11AM NECA 1994 Godzilla!

11AM G.I. JOE NIGHT FORCE NIGHT BOOMER

12PM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE PROWL

12PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

1PM DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET!

1PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

2PM SDCC 2014 STAR WARS BLACK SERIES JABBA THE HUTT

2PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

3PM LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BATMAN TUMBLER 76023!

3PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

3:30PM NJCC MEGA DOOR PRIZE MTCM-03 QUANTRON BOX SET

The Fall NJCC 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers, Marvel, G.I. Joe, DC and 80's to current pop culture merchandise! NJCC is an action figure toy collector focused event. We will have many special industry guests including Dan Khanna who's most recent work includes the Transformers Legends Mobage game and as a penciler on the cards. We will also be host to Shapeways 3D Printing who will have material samples and 3D prints on hand so that you can get an in person look at the products offered through Shapeways ranging from replacement, add-on and upgrade parts to action figure model kits and even full color statues.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

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