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.
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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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By DESTRO from TFW2005
Thanks to NJCC Dealer www.215toyz.com
for providing us with our first door prize for the August 2nd NJCC! GigaPower HQ-03 Guttur (Metallic Version)!
When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015!
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By Matty from TFW2005
For fans of the third party group MakeToys, keep your eyes open for another release of their Yellow Giant as images are starting to spread of a potential box set reissue. First spotted by TFW2005 boards member daimchoc
, this reissue also looks to include the detachable crane arm that Green Giant had, given the figure another weapon to throw around and an overall cleaner look.
Preorders do not look to be up yet nor do we know the scope of this release, although the estimated release date is May. Keep your eyes open for this box set release if you happened to have missed out on the first Giant production runs.Read Replies (0)