By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is very pleased to welcome James Roberts
the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye
to TFcon Chicago 2014
. Mr. Roberts will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention.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.
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, plus AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships as well as Transformers Comic Book artists SARAH STONE and ANDREW GRIFFITH. More guests TBA.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Japanese hobby magazine Dengeki Hobby has some new images of the prototype of the Masterpiece Fan's Choice figure, Star Saber. The commander of the Cybertrons in the Japanese continuity, Star Saber is loaded with features authentic to the original toy.
Of note is that the Brainmaster figure is present - as we saw in previous images - and there is a demonstration of how the Brainmaster feature works this time out. Unlike the original - where the smaller robot's face was within the Brainmaster figure - this time out it seems like the face is within the robot, with the Brainmaster merely fitting in the chest. This does make the Saber portion of Star Saber somewhat animation-accurate, though.
The combination of smaller Saber robot and V-Star booster module for the larger Star Saber robot are also demonstrated, along with the lateral arm movement of the full Star Saber figure. There's also a look at some more dynamic poses from both Saber and Star Saber, plus concealed rocket pods for the jet mode - again, all of this seems to be very heavily taken from the look of Star Saber in the animation.
Check out the scans - coming at you via Taghobby
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
A Transformers: Animated news, after a long time. Amazon has posted
a listing for Transformers: Animated - The Complete Allspark Almanac.
Transformers: Animated - The Complete Allspark Almanac by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.The Allspark Almanac is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind atlas to the amazing 2008 animated series universe. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets directly from the show's creators. This volume is packed with over 400-pages of full-color bios, character models, episode summaries, interviews, and more. Collects both original volumes into one book!
Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Amazon has also added cover pages for the previously announced
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
eBay seller starwarsprotos
is at it again with another rare item. This time it's Beast War's Optimal Optimus, in prototype form. The figure is mostly black plastic with hints of orange. He comes from an estate of a former Kenner/Hasbro employee that starwarsprotos is slowly auctioning off.
Check out a full set of pics over on eBay here
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Via Dengeki Hobby
, we have our first look at the next two releases in the Transformers Cloud series. On the Autobot side we have Roadbuster, a Transformers Energon Ironhide themed repaint of Generations Roadbuster. He's the fourth wave's Takara-Tomy Mall exclusive, and works shockingly well in the Energon Ironhide deco.
On the Decepticon side we have Hellwarp, a Skywarp themed recolor of Generations Skybyte. Hellwarp is the E-Hobby exclusive of the fourth set of Cloud releases. He's got an involved backstory - while Hellwarp is a complete new, non-homage character, there was a Hellscream in 1998's Beast Wars Second, who was a remold of Cybershark to represent an evolved version of that show's Starscream. Hellwarp is a similar concept - a recolored version of Generations Skybyte to represent a cyborg shark evolution of skywarp. To top it off, the mohawk head that using the Skybyte mold gives Skywarp just might be a reference to Transformers Armada Skywarp, who also had a fin on his head.
Check out the full gallery on Dengeki Hobby
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Here's some bittersweet news for you all - TFW has been keeping an eye on this and wanted to post all available information for all to see.
3rd party freelancer and MMC designer Cassy Sark has been posting a smattering of (glorious) Cybertronian figure concepts up on his Facebook
, which were apparently intended to be Ultra class-sized. These are:
• Zealot (Lugnut)
• Triton (Depth Charge)
• Turbulance (Skyquake)
In addition, while we don't have images of what they would have looked like, these are more retools which were evidently going to be made:
• IDW Jhiaxus
Alas, these projects were planned, but never came to be, with no company wanting to produce them. However, there are rumors about that these images are being released to gauge interest in them, and potentially be picked up by any willing 3rd party company.
So, would you like to see these be made? Check out the images and sound off after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Hasbro's Official Transformers You Tube Channel has been updated with a commercial for Transformers: Hero Mashers.
Transformers Hero Mashers figures are totally customizable.
Head, arms, and legs detach.
Mix parts from Optimus Prime, Bulkhead or Starscream Hero Mashers figures - sold separately.Read Replies (0)