By Mechafire from TFW2005
TFW2005 members SydneyY and Type-R have both been so gracious as to provide us with a translation of the previously-reported
issue of Figure King magazine. The information given here contains lots of fun and interesting factoids, the bulk of it having to do with the fembots and Armor Knight Optimus Prime. To briefly summarize some of what was covered...
• Fembot info:
- At one point during Arcee's development she was going to be a Headmaster
- Arcee was designed by Hironori Kobayashi (of Masterpiece fame) and Yuki Oshima (of Kiss Players fame).
- The descriptor used for Windblade is an "Oiran" rather than a "Geisha", and also that she was indeed inspired by Nijika from G1 as many had suspected.
• Armor Knight Optimus Prime info:
- Details on his new face-swapping gimmick
- General details on new molding/accessories
- How he's been packaged to mimic the promotional material.
• Other general info:
- Details on Takara's latest promotions
- Upcoming releases
- An interview with Hironori Kobayashi will be featured in the next issue of Figure King magazine.
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
TFW2005 boards member DecepticusPrime has shared a very intriguing piece of information with us. While scanning through the Leader class Transformers items at the store he works at, he found the AOE Leaders, the 2 upcoming Leader Megatrons, and Leader Thundercracker. This is all, of course, old news. However, upon scanning through he also found a listing for a new, previously-unknown item - a Leader Class Ultra Magnus
Take this with a grain of salt for now, but if true, what exactly could it be? Might Hasbro finally be giving us a "complete" Ultra Magnus with full Magnus armor? Will it be G1-based, IDW-based, or something else? Or could it simply be another white redeco of one of the past Leader Optimus Primes?
Whatever the case, if legitimate, there is a good chance we'll be hearing more about it the closer we get to Toy Fair in February.
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By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
A lot of awesome third party toys were revealed over the weekend and a ton of preorders were put up during the exciting and successful event that was TFcon Chicago. We thought it'd be helpful to round them up here just in case you had some extra spending money left over or didn't make the show in person. Check out the preorder listings from our sponsors below and visit TFW's third party forum
to see what's new! TFsource
:TFcon Exclusive Grant
- Currently Pre-sold out. Keep up with our third party Grant discussion thread
to see if anymore pop up!Toyworld InfinitorToyworld DevilstarToyworld MuddyX-Transbots ApollyonDX9 ChigurghBigBadToyStore
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
TFCon 2014's Third Party Panel just ended, and we have a full set of slides available for those that couldn't be there to live vicariously through. Included are upcoming releases from:
Play With This Too
G.I. Eddie / Echo TF
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
DeNA has quietly updated their Transformers: Age Of Extinction mobile game with a new Boss Battle; Galvatron.About the Boss Battle:
While the AUTOBOTS are distracted trying to defeat LOCKDOWN and his soldiers, Galvatron is secretly waiting to strike against the AUTOBOTS when they are at their weakest. If his endless missiles don’t slow players down, Galvatron’s devastating punch just might.
Players must take down Galvatron and the onslaught of his army of Stinger soldiers by equipping their team with the best gear available. This will be the most challenging battle the AUTOBOTS have seen yet.
You can download the game for Android
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
A reminder to all of our friends in the Illinois area this weekend itching to attend a Transformers convention - TFcon Chicago, America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is taking place from today October 24th through to this Sunday October 26th 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.
Come by to meet your fellow fans, take in some panels including a third party transforming toys panel and much, much more! Check out the Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014
to see all the great things in store!
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, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Takara-Tomy have updated their website with details of a new Micron prize campaign
. For November, they will be offering an Arms Micron Carnivac (named for the Generation 1 Pretender brought to life by Simon Furman in the classic Cry Wolf and Prey stories). This Micron seems to be inspired by the wolves on Lockdown's ship, called Steeljaw in the US line.
Carnivac is a redeco of Classics Mini-Con Overbite
, and will be available in November exclusively through Toys R Us Japan with a purchase of 3,000 yen or more of Transformers products. He's limited to 10,000 pieces total according to Takara-Tomy's website.Read Replies (0)