By Matty from TFW2005
We recently posted the first part of a Toy Fair interview with Hasbro's Jerry Jivoin
done by Ben's World of Transformers
. The first part touched upon Combiner Wars and the fan built poll currently in progress. Here is the second part of the interview
, which focuses on the Robots In Disguise toy line and cartoon.
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By Matty from TFW2005
Thanks to TFW2005 friend and site sponsor Robot Kingdom, we now have preorders open for the wave 3 of Generations Combiner Wars figures as well as estimated release dates. Here's a running list of what's in store for us: Legends Wave 3 Groove & Warpath
- April releaseDeluxe Wave 3 Blades, First Aid, Streetwise & Rook
- April releaseVoyager Wave 3 Cyclonus & Hotspot
- April releaseLeader Wave 3 Ultra Magnus
- June release
Check back here throughout the day if any updates come through!Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Ever since Generations Leader Thundercracker
was revealed, a repaint as Starscream seemed to be more likely to happen than not. This theory was further, solidified, if you will, by the revelation of the Transformers #41 cover
, which has Starscream based on the leader Thundercracker design, with a crown.
Toys R Us Australia has a listing up
for Transformers Generations Leader class figures. While images of Megatrons are shown, the listing is technically for all leader class figures. Meanwhile a biography is up for Starscream:Starscream commands one of the most fearsome military units from Cybertron: the Seekers. The squadron has brought him great power and glory, but that means nothing as long as Megatron is the one who rules the Decepticons. Until Starscream can claim that throne, he will have to be content to be king of the Seekers.
The war between Autobot and Decepticon rages on, and with Starscream in the fight, the action gets more intense all the time! This awesome Starscream figure is a massive force for evil in robot mode with a blaster on each arm and an appetite for destruction. But when it’s time for a screaming air assault, he converts to jet mode! Get ready for a whole new generation of Transformers mayhem with this incredible Starscream figure!
Oddly enough, this is up before the likes of other figures previously revealed, such as Thundercracker, Megatron, et al. So maybe we'll see leader Starscream revealed soon?Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Long time friend of TFW The Spacebridge
has shared something exceptionally cool on his Facebook page. Many of us are aware that the Action Masters assortment were among the very last releases that came out in the Transformers line in the US - and a few final releases made it to Europe in 1991.
But, as with any line cut short, designs were made that would never see the light of day. That is where The Spacebridge's post comes in. He has shared eight pieces of artwork showing some Action Masters that never made it off the drawing board - and some are rather cool.
These bits of art show Action Master versions of Ultra Magnus - who would have come with a trailer in a similar size class to the Optimus Prime one, which could split into two separate battle vehicles. Combiners Bruticus, Superion, and Predaking all were concepted, with Superion and Predaking having motorbikes that turned into gunnery stations, much like the Prowl that was released in 1990. A Perceptor was also concepted, but like Bruticus there is no hinting at what he might have came with. All the figures are shown with additional armor / weapon parts in a second robot sketch, which suggests this would have been the overall gimmick of these Action Masters, after the transforming partners of the initial releases and armor of the European ones.
Check out the images and give some major thanks to The Spacebridge for sharing all of this with the fandom at large!Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:TFcon Toronto 2015
advance tickets are now online. You can reserve your chance to meet Peter Cullen at this time. Mr. Cullen will be doing 2 meet and greets, exact times are TBA but they will be on Saturday July 18th, with each session limited to 100 fans.
The TFcon Toronto 2015 Peter Cullen VIP ticket includes the following:
-Meet Peter Cullen in a private VIP room
-Autograph from Mr. Cullen on your item of choice and a certificate of authenticity
-Photo of you with Mr. Cullen
-Guaranteed front of theatre seating for Peter Cullen Q&A panel
-Weekend admission to TFcon Toronto 2015
-Early entrance to Canada’s Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise
-Access to TFcon panels and events
-Entrance into the hourly door prizes
-Copy of the TFcon 2015 program featuring the 2015 comic
You can reserve your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page
.TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. You can book your discounted room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website
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By ORIO from TFW2005
D-Drive has once again been nice enough to send over the Diamond Comics Shipping list for next week, February 25th. On tap next week for the Transformers is the following:
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #4 (OF 4) (also shipping subscription variant)
(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
FINAL FATE! This is it-DRIFT and RATCHET show down against the STONE ARMY! Will DRIFT rejoin the AUTOBOTS-or forge a new fate in the farthest reaches of the galaxy?
No mention in this listing regarding this weeks delays
. Hopefully we'll get some news on those issues soon!Read Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
Something fun to close out your day with is a bit of Generation 1 trivia to share with you, courtesy of The Spacebridge Facebook page
. In this post we get to see a rare look at a Powermaster Optimus Prime design sketch, which shows off the planned Headmaster gimmick that was later dropped.
Here's the full blurb with some great information about the Powermaster Optimus Prime figure and its originally planned gimmicks: Trivia Tuesday! - Did you know that Powermaster Optimus Prime was originally planned to be a POWERMASTER + HEADMASTER + TARGETMASTER! The Headmaster part was dropped late on, this explains why the large head is removable and why the trailer has a compartment in the back with a ramp. Originally "Roller" would have become Optimus's head and be stored in the back of the trailer when in vehicle mode. Here are some rare design pictures showing the Headmaster. No pictures of his Targetmaster gun have been found (yet), Hasbro staff who remember working on this recall two identical transforming guns were planned. The first patent for this toy still shows the Headmaster. I'm going to do a big update this week on G1 toy concept art, stay tuned!
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By Matty from TFW2005
Thanks to Alfes2010's
toy blog, we've been treated to several in-hand shots of the upcoming Takara Legends Arcee
, and Windblade
figures. The full set of galleries compares the Takara release of these characters with their Hasbro counterparts, providing us with great looks at all of the differences between the two.
The full sets of images can be found after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By Sentinel from TFW2005
Continuing on with the surge of Third-Party releases prior to the Chinese New Year, we have in-hand, in-package pictures of the newly renamed ToyWorld Evila Star (Astrotrain) courtesy of ToysZone
Scaled to be either a very large Classics figure but more likely to fit into your Masterpiece collection, Evila Star has more of a toy-accurate aesthetic than cartoon accurate, but he also features some very impressive engineering to create three very convincing modes. You'll be hard pressed to pick your favorite.
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