By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Wrapping up our photo gallery coverage of the first waves of the Combiner Wars, we're taking a look at the big bot himself, Optimus Prime! Combiner Wars Optimus Prime
is a Voyager Class version of the Autobot commander with inspirations from the current IDW comics design (as well as taking cues from Transformers Energon Optimus Prime and maybe even the Powermaster Optimus Prime / Ginrai).
Optimus Prime is very much a toy. He's big and chunky, and has that certain "larger than life" feel to him - the kind of feel the Autobot commander usually gets in fiction. Poseability is good, and you can squeeze a bit more lateral arm movement out of the toy by unclipping the shoulders in robot mode. Optimus has two blasters, one based on the iconic Ion Blaster, which combine into a larger weapon that looks good held in two hands, or held by the gigantic Ultra Prime combination.
Ultra Prime is a cool extra for the toy. There's some great points on it, such as Optimus' hands providing 5mm sockets for shoulder mounting weapons, as well as the chest details featuring a very Transformers Energon looking Matrix. On the less pleasing side, the legs are a bit awkward thanks to the way they transform, and while there's scope to adjust them to suit your taste, they are the weakest point on the design.
Overall Optimus is a cool design and worth checking out, either as himself or as one of his upcoming redecos / retools including Stunticon Motormaster. For now though, please enjoy our gallery at the link below:Combiner Wars Voyager Optimus PrimeRead Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
new update to the Transformers: Robots in Disguise mobile game has revealed some upcoming figures:
• Legion Fixit
• Legion Underbite
• One-Step Changer Optimus Prime
• One-Step Changer Drift
• One-Step Changer Fracture
• Warrior Sideswipe
• Warrior Jazz
•*Three-Step Changer Steeljaw
Discuss after the break!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
A new update is available for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Mobile Game. This update brings several new features including a sneak peek at the upcoming Comic Book and New Characters from the show.
We've noticed that the update is not available for every country yet and is not available for certain devices as well; indicating a staged rollout. Unfortunately after updating, the game progress goes back to the beginning and this is something you need to watch out for. Lots of design features are added, with better performance and shorter loading times.
Cutscenes are added before and after missions so that there is a storyline going on, instead of just going from one mission to another. So, people who are highly sensitive for Spoilers should avoid playing.
The official update description:
***Transmission From Cybertron***
Power ups are now easier to pick up
New languages available (Polish, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, Norwegian)
Added mission finished sequence
Added comic book story images
Added many more unlock codes. Keep searching!
Minor tweaks and tune-ups continuing to improve the app
You can grab the game from the following locations:
Android: Google Play Store
iOS: iTunes StoreRead Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
had the opportunity to sit down with Transformers: Windblade writer Mairghread Scott for an interview about the upcoming Combiner Wars comic storyline.
As always, if you want to remain completely surprised and spoiler free, be safe and skip the rest.
The interview dives into the background of Windblade and her mini-series comic, her tie-in to the Combiner Wars
, as well as what lies ahead for the popular fan created character. We've already received confirmation about Windblade's future
, but for even more reassurance Scott once again confirmed what we all want to hear: Comics Alliance: What plans do you have for her going forward? Is it right to say that the book will be continuing onwards as a series, even after “Combiner Wars” wraps up?
Mairghread Scott: It is absolutely right to say. Transformers: Windblade will not only continue after “Combiner Wars,” it will be dealing with the events of “Combiner Wars” for a long time. As far as plans go, I have way more plans than I should, for a lot of characters.
Almost none of them are nice though.
The Combiner Wars
will start in March, who's ready to find out what Scott is hinting at? Make the jump to discuss your thoughts!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've not got a US release date for the new Transformers cartoon, Robots in Disguise, yet, but we do have an air date for the show in the UK and the date is March 7, 2015!
Like in the US, Robots in Disguise will air on Cartoon Network, and according to Toonzone
, a press release sent out by Cartoon Network UK gives the premiere date as March 7, 2015. The show will be airing weekends, at 10:30am and 6:30pm UK time.
It remains to be seen if this also carries over to the US.
In related news, Starblight.de reports that Robots in Disguise will be airing on Nickolodean in Germany
in March, though the exact date of airing has yet to be confirmed.Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Earlier this week, the Transformers Asia Facebook page
revealed APS01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Edition
. All we knew at the time was that it was an upcoming Jetwing Optimus sans battle mask with a premium paint job. Transformers Asia said that it would be loaded with weapons and accessories. Which ones? Wait no longer, they've been revealed here:APS-01U Optimus Prime (ULTIMATE EDITION)
Accessories / Weapons List :
ION BLASTER X 1
BATTLE BLADE X 2
BATTLE HOOK X2 (DETACHABLE)
KNUCKLE X 1 (NEW PARTS)
JETWING X 1
SHIELD X 1
ELIMMINATOR GUN X 1 & ASSAULT BLASTER X 1 (TO FORM MEGA STRIKER)
Movie Accurate Colour
Hands With Bendable Fingers
Limited Edition Premium Included
What is the included "limited edition premium"? Stay tuned! Meanwhile click the thumbnail for a closer look!Read Replies (0)
By Sentinel from TFW2005
Following their trend this season of testing TV and movie myths, the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters will be tackling the Transformers in an upcoming episode on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST
Episode summary:Myths tested:
Can a car be changed into a motorcycle?
Adam and Jamie attempt the mechanical metamorphosis of a car becoming a motorcycle and a bicycle becoming a boat.
I just hope that Jaime and Adam don't resort to their normal routine of just blowing up stuff at the end of the episode. I'd hate to see them take out their frustrations with mass shifting on an innocent Transformers figure.
Discuss on the boards what these crazy guys have in store for the Transformers.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:Ontario Collectors Con
will be giving away high end door prizes all day long on Sunday, February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. The 7th door prize announcement is the Mastermind Creations Terminus Hexatron Continuum thanks to show sponsor Automaton Toys
. You can check them out Automaton Toys on-line for a great selection of Transformers and Action Figures.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal
will be a guest at the 2015 event. Along with Road Warrior Hawk, Animal was one-half of possibly the greatest tag team of all time: the Legion of Doom. Animal will be available for autographs & photos in face-paint with his trademark spiked shoulder pads.
Veteran voice actor Ron Rubin
will be appearing at the 2015 Ontario Collectors Con as well. Fans of the 80s will recognize his work as Dr. Badvibes in the popular 1980s cartoon C.O.P.S., Artemis in the English version of Sailor Moon, The Vision in The Avengers: United They Stand, Germs Pondscum in Beetlejuice and Morph in X-Men.Ontario Collectors Con 2015
is February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Now some new information regarding Rescue Bots and a minor follow up from a story from yesterday! Yesterday, a new Rescue Bots Rescan Blurr
was spotted, along with Rescan Optimus Prime
, in Hong Kong. Which lead us to momentarily wonder what happened to Rescue Bots Salvage
, as he had been previously shown to share a wave with the new Optimus. Well fear not, as 2005 Board member ShinHadouConvoy has found Salvage at his local Target in Dallas, TX. This Garbage truck bot will also join Hightide
among the new Rescue Bots figures. One remaining question remains is if Rescan Optimus is shipping with Salvage, just Blurr, or with both? This newsie is confident we'll find out the answer soon.
For now, click the title bar to discuss new Rescue bots and if they've been sighted in your area!Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
TFW2005 boards member Marvelous has come back from attending the Nuremberg Toy Fair Hasbro booth, with a report of what she both saw and heard. Among these include...
• Details on Titan Class Devastator
• Robots in Disguise Min-Con figure information
• G1 Platinum reissue details
• Combiner Wars Protectobots details
• It's sounding like there may be a Combiner Wars Computron in the future
• Combiner Wars is lasting for more than just one year
Read on after the jump for the full details!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Take a look at what's roaming the streets of China.
Courtesy of Baidu
, we have a good look at a bus advertisement in China for Transformers: Robots In Disguise.
The new show premiered there a while back and the success of the 4th Transformers movie may have led to a strong market for the Transformers figures.
Premiere dates for France was announced not too long ago but we are yet to hear the US Premiere Date.Read Replies (0)