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Toy Stages - Official Product and Site Launch!
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '14 at 10:30 PM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
We've got some really exciting news for those of you who really enjoy additions to a collection like displays, dioramas, and backdrops! Reprolabels.COM operator and one of the founding members of our own Radicons forums, Delta Star, dropped by to give us this press release launch of a new venture - ToyStages.COM!

ToyStages.COM aims to assist the collector who wants to spruce up their shelf space with originally-made backdrops made to fit both a standard bookshelf as well as the popular IKEA Detolf cabinets that many collectors use! Utilizing the same quality that tons of collectors have come to expect with Reprolabels, Toy Stages desires to further provide fans and collectors with top notch, quality products that greatly enhance toys such as our favorite Transformers. They also offer a variety of backdrops for other toy lines as well. This is what Delta Star has to say:
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"Toystages.com produces backdrops for toy collectors. They're great for photo shoots and permanent display.

A new section has been added with several backdrops aimed at the Transformers collector!

Each one comes in multiple formats, so have a look: http://toystages.com

Also, they will be displaying the large backdrops at Action Figure Expo this Sunday in Mississauga, so if you're in the are, go and have a look!"


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Age of Extinction Score Release Date October 7th
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '14 at 04:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Good news for fans of Steve Jablonsky. The composer for the Transformers live action movies has updated his Facebook page with the following update on the Transformers Age of Extinction Score:

For those of you who have been waiting....it's here. Thanks for your patience!
Release date is October 7th. It's been a pleasure putting this together with the fine folks at La-La Land Records, big thanks to them.
My homework assignment for this weekend: finish signing a couple hundred copies, which will be available on La-La Land's website as well as a handful of randomly signed ones going out to whatever places still sell CDs. So if you get a copy that has some weird black scribble on it, that's probably my signature.
As always, thank you everyone for all the love and support. You guys are the reason I pushed to get this out.
Steve


Mark your calendars folks! Click on the title bar to discuss

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Transformers: Universe Autobot And Decepticon Introduction Videos
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '14 at 09:30 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
More Transformers Game News. Jagex has released two videos showcasing the Autobot and Decepticon sides of the story for Transformers: Universe.

Will you side with Optimus Prime and the Autobots, or lust for power with Megatron and his Decepticon army? That choice is yours in Transformers Universe, the next evolution in MOBA gameplay. Now is the chance to enter the fray in this explosive PVP combat game packed with killer team combat.

Fight alongside your friends and go head to head with some of the best players in the universe

Choose your allegiance and prepare for war! Enter the frontlines at http://www.transformersuniverse.com/ for intense PVP action and killer team combat


Join the war against the Decepticons and ally with Optimus Prime to defeat the tyranny of Megatron!



Join the war against the Autobots and ally with Megatron to achieve Peace through Tyranny!



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Angry Birds: Transformers Released In New Zealand & Finland - 25 Minutes Of Gameplay Footage
Posted by News Fetcher on September 26 '14 at 07:30 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Forbes and mobile gaming related sites are reporting that Angry Birds: Transformers is now available for download in New Zealand and Finland with Canada and Australia set to follow soon afterwards.

This release is a "Soft Launch"; a growing trend where apps are released earlier than their worldwide release dates for publicity and testing purposes.
Currently, iOS users are the only users who can download it early, if they are living in the above mentioned countries. Download link: iTunes.

Forbes had this to say:
"The game starts with Optimus Prime (Red) and Bumblebee (Chuck) as they fight against the Eggbots created by Eggspark. During play, you tap the screen to shoot different targets and power up your transformation and special powers.

This builds on the kart racing of Angry Birds Go!, role-play action of Angry Birds Epic and the most recent projectile play in Angry Birds Stella. Adding this new mechanic may attract a new set of players to the franchise, as well as long in the tooth Transformers fans.


This is where Hasbro comes in:
"The game makes use of toys to unlock additional characters by placing them over the camera of the tablet or smartphone device. It’s the kind of approach popularized by Skylanders (and more recently Disney Infinity) and should make the game popular with children."

Family Game TV has released a video of the first 25 minutes of the game. Check it out, after the jump.

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Play With This Too Astro Blast
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 10:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
While not a true "third party" release, we thought this might interest you. Several former Hasbro staff have set up a new toy company to deliver a series of 6 inch action figures with interchangeable parts and weapons. The company, called "Play With This Too", will feature "intergalatic heroes vs ferocious monsters". Each figure will also come with a Tech Drone, which is a transforming sidekick figure.

You might recognize a few of the concepts at work here - spacemen vs monsters was ultimately the main paradigm of the 1988 Pretenders series of Transformers, which the Tech Drones might play into. On the other hand, the designs are original, so maybe we're seeing patterns where there are none.

Check out the Play With This Too homepage for more information.

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Transformers Ultimate Showdown Contest
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 09:15 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
The Transformers Age of Extinction home release hype is in full swing, and there is now an Ultimate Transforemers Showdown contest being sponsored by Paramount. You can vote for your favorite Transformer daily in a NCAA tournament style bracket, and if you pick the winner you could win a 64 Inch UHD TV. Check the official game site here and stop back daily to win!

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Will your favorite ‘bot make it through the Ultimate Transformers Showdown? Autobot® or Decepticon®, Dinobot or Constructicon, YOU choose who will advance! Click on the daily match-up and vote on Facebook or Twitter to keep your favorites in the running! If you pick the winning Transformer, you could win* an Ultra HD TV!


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EXCLUSIVE: Transformers Age of Extinction Concept Art
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 08:15 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Transformers Age of Extinction is out now on Digital HD and is set for release on DVD and Blu Ray next Tuesday! To celebrate the release the fine folks at Paramount have exclusively shared some high res AoE concept art with us here at TFW2005. We get to see some pretty cool stuff in here, including:

Optimus Prime with sword and shield

Bumblebee sketches

Early Drift artwork in alternate colors

Galvatron

Slug with a hand sketched helmet

Man made Cyclebot concepts

Various environment and ship shots

Make sure to grab your copy of Transformers Age of Extinction via Digital HD (now, via iTunes and Amazon) or Blu Ray/DVD next week (Amazon pre-order here).

Check out the official press release and exclusive shots after the break!

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Hub Network Rebranding Official Info And New Hasbro Program Times
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 07:45 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Hasbro has officially announced the rebranding of the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network to the new Discovery Family.

We received a press release from Hasbro and they have announced several changes to the program lineup.

The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13, 2014. The network will broaden its programming focus to serve families in primetime and continue to showcase Hasbro Studios award-winning children's content in daytime.

During the daytime, Discovery Family Channel will offer a robust line up of brand new Hasbro Studios' series as well as beloved library programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, while during primetime, the network will serve a growing family audience that began to develop under The Hub Network. Primetime programming will draw from Discovery's three decades of leadership in creating the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres. Initial series will include SUPERHUMAN, TIME WARP, FLYING WILD ALASKA, AFRICA and EXTREME ENGINEERING: BIGGEST REVEALS.


Also, Hasbro’s ownership stake in the channel will drop from 50% to 40% as the programming focus shifts to Hasbro-produced children’s fare in the daytime hours and family-friendly fare in primetime.

Variety reports that Hasbro may turn towards Video-On-Demand or Digital Distribution of their shows in the future:
“Hasbro, meanwhile, gains more flexibility to sell new and existing shows to digital outlets such as Netflix and Amazon. Kidvid is a huge component of overall viewing for the SVOD heavyweights, even though it doesn’t get nearly as much attention in pop culture as original series aimed at adults.”

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Takara Legends Fembots Teased - Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 05:15 AM
By Mechafire from TFW2005:
TakaraTomy's Twitter account has tweeted out new a teaser of three figures many fans have been curious about - their upcoming Legends versions of Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade!

Unfortunately though, they've taken after the third parties with this one, in that the only thing we get to see are their silhouettes. So, how will these vary from their Hasbro Generations releases, if at all? Will Takara make Arcee more red-ish like she is currently in the comics? Will Windblade be done up in more comic-accurate colors? And how will Chromia differ?

Check it out and speculate away in the discussion thread!

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Angry Birds: Transformers Gameplay Trailer
Posted by News Fetcher on September 25 '14 at 04:00 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Rovio has posted a gameplay trailer for Angry Birds: Transformers. The game is a sidescrolling endless runner with heavy G1 elements. The trailer also let us know that even Team Gameplay is included.

Release Dates:
iOS - October 15, 2014
Android - October 30, 2014



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Transformers: Age of Extinction - Behind the Wheel Press Event
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 12:45 PM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Paramount has posted a video of their Transformers: Age of Extinction - Behind the Wheel Press Event; where people from media got the chance to drive Movie Autobots around a racetrack.



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Peter Cullen Wants Michael Bay To Return For Transformers 5
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 12:30 PM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Legendary voice actor and the iconic voice of Optimus Prime; Mr. Peter Cullen fondly mentioned director Michael Bay and wishes to see him back in the director's chair for the 5th installment of the Transformers Live Action Movie Series.

Mr. Cullen mentioned to Cinema Blend:

"I have a great deal of respect for him. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He's really a hands-on director. My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences...he said he's a very, very diligent, hands-on guy. He creates a great deal of energy and puts everybody on their toes. I would certainly miss him. I think he's brilliant, his mind is unbelievable. "

"Michael if you're [reading] this, I certainly hope you are coming back."

"It would be very difficult me to express any of the future on Transformers, but certainly the excitement that it's generated of where it could possibly go is up to anybody to figure out. I don't have access to any of that information."


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Diamond Comics Shipping List for 1 October 2014
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 12:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We have received next week's Diamond Comics Shipping list from TFW2005 member D-Drive. Next week we have the trade paperback collecting Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone's Windblade miniseries, a series delving into the backstory of the titular Windblade! Also on next week's Diamond shipping list - Leader class Jetfire!

TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE TP
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Sarah Stone (CA) Casey W. Coller
In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from-and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS?

TRANSFORMERS 30TH ANN JETFIRE LEADER CLASS CS
HASBRO TOY GROUP
From Hasbro Toy Group. The Transformers: Generations Leader Class celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand with large, feature-packed action figures available for Transformers fans! This popular scale arrives with the introduction of an all-new version of Jetfire. The Autobots' aerial commander features a large and detailed sculpt with snap-on armor, battle helmet, weapons and accessories, and converts from robot to armored jet mode!

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Takara-Tomy Legendary Weapons Prize Campaign
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have announced a new promotion for their Transformers line. As before, it is a case of "when you spend 3,000 or more yen on Transformers you get a free gift, while stocks last", except this time instead of Microns, they are giving away weapons.

Specifically, these are "Legendary Weapons", trophies which the intergalactic hunter Lockdown had on board his starship. There are four different weapons, each one exclusive to a different store:

Prime Axe, a redeco of the axe that came with Beast Hunters Dreadwing. Available at Toys R Us Japan

Tricera Mace, a redeco of the mace that came with the Deluxe Beast Machines Windrazor. Availability to be announced...

Spino Hammer, a redeco of the drill hammer that came with the Deluxe Beast Hunters Twinstrike. Available at (amongst others) Edion, Best Denki toy counter, Yamada Denki toy counter, and Yodobashi Camera

Ptera Spear, a redeco of Prime Knock Out's spear. Available at Bic Camera, Joshin Kids Land and Kojima Co., Ltd. toy counter

According to the page, they will be available in mid-October.

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Bold Forms Wildfire not-Breakdown Prototype Image
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 11:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Third party group Bold Forms have posted an image of their unofficial take on the Stunticon Breakdown on their Facebook page. "Wildfire" as he is known is shown here in robot mode, posed with a huge gun which is most likely the sidearm for the combined Menasor mode. Check out the image and see what you think.

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Transformers Timelines #9 Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
As teased yesterday, the Transformers Collectors Club have made a full 22 page comic available online, for free. Transformers Timelines #9 stars the characters of the third year of the figure subscription service, and it also wraps up the plot threads that have been left hanging at the end of the Botcon 2013 Machine Wars: Termination comic.

Head on over to the Transformers Collectors Club homepage to check it out!

Attached to this story - the "clean" artwork for the comic cover by Matt Frank and Thomas Deer (the same team that brought you Spotlight: Trailcutter)!

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Transformers Classics Volume 8 Cover Art
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Amazon has posted the cover art to the Transformers Classics Volume 8 trade paperback. This edition which collects the Universe profile books along with the original G.I. Joe and Transformers crossover sports Ironhide on the cover! It's out in March 2015 - check out the listing at Amazon here.

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Transformers: Legends Game Event - Autobot Run
Posted by News Fetcher on September 24 '14 at 11:00 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Pre-registration for the Transformers: Legends team event Autobot Run is now live. The event will start in 5 hours time and will end on September 30, 2014.

Event Synopsis:
"After Spike raises the suggestion that the Autobots could put on a charity race, Silverstreak and Trailbreaker talk their comrades into it. They begin the race unaware that the Constructicons have created a Transfixatron, and during the race, the device is used on the unsuspecting Autobots. The Decepticons soon reveal themselves, and it's then that the Autobots discover they're unable to transform to robot mode."

We have also noticed that Gold/Silver Medals are now removed from the Point Rewards.

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Transformers Cloud Roadbuster Official Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on September 23 '14 at 09:45 PM
By Jacer from TFW2005:
Thanks to Planet Iacon's Facebook we have new official images of Cloud Roadbuster! Cloud Roadbuster is an homage to Superlink Roadbuster aka Energon Ironhide using the Generations Roadbuster mold. Be sure to check back with several TFW2005's sponsors for preorders in the next several weeks.

Check out the images after the jump and join the discussion on the forums.

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Transformers Collector's Club Announces Timelines #9 as a Free Exclusive Digital Comic!
Posted by News Fetcher on September 23 '14 at 01:46 PM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
The great war is over! Here stand ... the victors?!? The Transformers Collector's Club continues its reveals today, coming off of the earlier reveal of the TFSS 3.0 G2 Starscream. We didn't see this coming though, as the TCC announced a Collector's Club exclusive digital comic set to release tomorrow exclusively on Transformersclub.com, for free! Timelines issue #9 will be a full 22 page story taking place directly after the Timelines #8 issue (Machine Wars: Termination) spotlighting the entire lineup of the Subscription Service 3.0 characters!

The creative team of Timelines #8 will also make their return continuing their work. The interior art will be done by artist Josh Burcham, while the story is written by Jesse Wittenrich.

What do you think of this move by the TCC? Who's excited to get their hands on a free comic? Let us know what you think with the discussion link below!

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