By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Hasbro sent out the call for this years Transformers Hall of Fame nominations and it's time for you to sound off! This year they will be inducting into 3 separate categories.
• FAVORITE TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character)
• BEST COMBINER ROBOT (Fictional Robot Character)
• BEST MUSICAL ACT USED IN TRANSFORMERS BRANDED PRODUCTION (REAL-LIFE HUMANS).
• This is the first time Hasbro is calling on their fans to induct real people into the Hall of Fame as a Fans' Choice inductee.
• The Favorite Character category functions just like the general Fans' Choice category did for the past 6 years, letting fans nominate whichever Transformers characters they'd like to see inducted that have not already been inducted. However, Combiners will not be considered for this category due to the Best Combiner category.
• No characters or people who have already been inducted will be considered for nomination. A list of inducted characters can be found (in the discussion threads below). Please note that for the Musical Act category, this includes Stan Bush.
We here at TFW2005 have started 3 threads for initial feedback. We don't have a lot of time, so please sound off with your suggestions for the poll by Thursday 4/16/15 at the links below. We will then create 3 polls, one for each category, and allow you guys to vote. The top 3 from each will be submitted to Hasbro on behalf of the TFW2005 community.
So, first things first, sound off with your suggestions here:Favorite Character Suggestion ThreadBest Combiner Suggestion Thread
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Rounding off the Combiner Wars Stunticons, here is their leader, the malevolent Motormaster
! Motormaster is an extensive remolding of Combiner Wars Voyager Optimus Prime, to the point that most of his upper body / front of truck has been redone.
Like Optimus Prime, Motormaster is a stocky figure, with solid articulation. The brawny build works for the character, in our opinion, and the remolding keeps him from being "just" a grey Optimus Prime. He's got new weapons - a blade and a blaster - which merge into a larger sword. What we particularly like is the reworking of the Menasor form chest cavity, which features something which just might be inspired by Age of Extinction Galvatron molded in the space occupied by Blackjack when Menasor is fully combined.
Overall, Motormaster is another solid offering in the Combiner Wars lineup. He's brawny and powerful, and has the right kind of commanding aura when displayed with the other Stunticons. Check him out and see what you think:Combiner Wars Motormaster GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
Some cool pictures from a wedding in down town Toronto yesterday; the Groom's cake was a 3D version of Masterpiece Optimus Prime
, while the wedding cake topper was made up of a Custom painted Kre-O
by TFW2005 member DAK. check out the links to the TFcon Facebook
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Transformers garage kit accessory manufacturer Renderform
have recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, and in doing so, have revealed a whole slew of new releases.
Chief among these are two different heads for Combiner Wars Menasor - Road Shogun, a samurai themed head based on a combination of designer Venksta's own thoughts and the Generation 1 designs by Studio Ox, and Road Bandit, a more Generation 1 cartoon inspired version. All three are being done with a choice of light-piped or painted eyes, and three different expressions.
The Combiner Wars Stunticons are also the subject of five new weapon accessories, based on the guns used by the Stunticons for their Generation 1 toys.
Beyond this there is also a full on garage kit for the Prime Thundertron family of molds to give it a more Optimus Prime inspired head; limited run new versions of popular sword weapons Banshee Blade and Fury Blade; a limited second run on the Generation 1 themed Jetfire air rifle; and going back to where we started, a Menasor head - though this one is a prototype for an unmade Animated Menasor set, and is a nice bust to display with your Botcon 2011 figures.Check out all the latest Renderform releases on the Renderform homepage
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We're back with another gallery of the Combiner Wars Stunticons, and this time, we're looking at the smallest member of the group, Blackjack
! Blackjack is a double homage - he's named for and based on a Generation 1 Micromaster, but in his role as the chest of Menasor, he also references the black drone car that came with the original Motormaster.
Blackjack is a cool little toy. He's got a decent amount of articulation, including a neck and ball-jointed knees, which we do not see often in the smaller toys. The transformation is decent, though nothing particularly outstanding or new, and keeping with the melee theme of the Stunticons, Blackjack comes with an axe which can be mounted on the rear of the vehicle to provide a spoiler.
Overall, Blackjack is a nice little figure, and a great complement to the Stunticon set. Check out our gallery to see more of this Classics Micromaster:Combiner Wars Blackjack GalleryRead Replies (0)