By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Hasbro has officially announced Cybertron Monday - this coming Monday, May 12th. This is the date that all online retailers will list their pre-orders for Transformers Age of Extinction toys online. The following Monday, May 17th, they will begin rolling out at physical stores.
Make sure to check your favorite retailers like our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store
, Robot Kingdom
, Toy Arena
, and Captured Prey
for their listings on Monday.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Courtesy of a new Amazon Japan
listing for the next issue of the Transformers Generations Volume 1
, we have our look at the exclusive figure being offered. This year it is repaint of the Transformers Classics Astrotrain
mold as Trainbot Shouki
. Additional pictures from Hero-x
show the figure in full and in all three modes. Also revealed is Shouki's Targetmaster partner, Daniel, which is a reuse of the Powercore Combiner minicon Groundspike
. In space shuttle mode, Shouki reveals a Decepticon symbol, which along with Daniel's color scheme, acts a secondary homage to Micromaster Skystalker
. This figure will be available as a bonus only if you order the new Generations book. No word yet on when it will be made available to order.
For now, enjoy this really cool and unexpected character choice and discuss on the 2005 Boards!Read Replies (0)
By Red Goblin from TFW2005
Some of you guys might remember our report
on Frito-Lay's Transformers 4 Age of Extinction campaign in Turkey. Each package includes a password card which include different character images such as 3D renders or package arts which we see on toy packages.
Fellow 2005 Boards member ersankasal
managed to collect most of them, and kindly scanned and posted them in our forum. They include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Drift, Hound, Lockdown, Grimlock, Strafe, and... Slog! He was rumored
to have a Generations Voyager class toy, but most considered him a Slug typo. There he is, in his full glory, appears to be based on Generation 1 Sludge which takes the form of an Apatosaurus.
You can check out his package art, and other images at the attachments after the jump, and follow TFW as we bring you the best news, first!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The official Transformers Facebook page
has updated, today showing off the Target exclusive releases in the Age of Extinction line. The exclusive releases that will only be available from Target in the US include the following:
Voyager Grimlock and Deluxe Optimus Prime Two-Pack - Grimlock is essentially the same as the Platinum version of the Fall of Cybertron toy, released last year. Optimus Prime is a silver chromed version of the Dark of the Moon Deluxe Optimus Prime, armed with one of the Generation 1 Predacon swords.
Construct Bots Grimlock and Optimus Prime Two-Pack - A set of the Construct Bots Age of Extinction Grimlock and Dinobot Rider Optimus Prime, with Optimus Prime once again in silver.
Smash and Change Silver Optimus Prime - The Age of Extinction Flip and Change / Smash and Change figure, redecoed in grey. Notice a trend developing?
Titan Silver Optimus - last but not least, the Titan Optimus Prime figure is also done up in silver as a "Silver Optimus", in this case it's a flat silver figure and largely completely unpainted save some gold effect that almost looks like yellowing.
The theme of the Target exclusives definitely seems to be based around offering "silver knight" versions of Optimus Prime.Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Apple's iTunes website
we have the brief three-page preview for Transformers: Windblade #2.
Transformers: Windblade #2
CYBERTRON UNDER FIRE! Someone is out to kill WINDBLADE—but discovering who means turning to some less-than-savory ’Bots. Can WINDBLADE trust her informants enough to stake her life on them? And who will she turn to when the events of DARK CYBERTRON come back to haunt them all?
The full issue will be released on May 21st. But for now, check out the preview after the jump! (And be sure to come back for the TFW review on the week of its release!)Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
For those collectors waiting on a bit of news on the status of the Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 offered by the Transformers Collector's Club, we have something for you! In an unexpected way, it appears some figures from the Subscription Service, as well as BotCon and the TCC Exclusive figure have been shown off a little earlier than expected.
Courtesy of in hand images from what appears to be a factory leak, we have our first look at the TFSS 2.0 figures Ironfist and Barricade, along with their assembled Micron partners. Also shown are our first images of the TCC Exclusive figure Transmutate in its motorcycle alternate mode. Wrapping up the surprise is an alt mode picture of one of BotCon's box set figures this year: Cannonball.
The good news is with this update we might be able to assume the TFSS figures are closer to being ready to be shipped out to fans. The bad news is, the surprise may have been ruined!
Check out the images after the jump.Read Replies (0)