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Steve Jablonsky To Record Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Score Today
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '14 at 11:45 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
If you are friends with Steve Jablonsky on Facebook, then you may have seen his latest photo.

The caption reads:
"The calm before the storm....
Lockdown doesn't stand a chance against a room full of LA musicians"


It seems as though he is getting ready to record the Score of Transformers: Age Of Extinction today. Judging by the comments posted, even the musicians seems to enjoy what Steve Jablonsky has written.

One of the musicians who came to the recording commented:
"We're having a terrific time and it's a lovely, emotional score to play. Beautiful writing"

Update: Another photo was uploaded moments ago with John Finkleam, Bruce Fowler, Steve Jablonsky and Jeff Biggers at the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage. A sheet on the Mixing Board reveals minor Spoilers. Read them, after the jump.

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Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction: Meet Lockdown
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '14 at 07:45 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
Automobile News Site; The Fast Lane Car had the opportunity to review the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 used for the upcoming Michael Bay movie; Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

The car in question is the Vehicle Mode of Lockdown; a bounty hunter with a thirst for Autobot blood (well… Energon).

According to the site:
"Not only does the Aventador LP 700-4 has the presence of a stealth fighter or a transformer, but it will also give you goosebumps with that exhaust note! Never mind the 700 horsepower @ 8,250 rpm from the 6.5L V12, the 7-speed automated manual transmission, and Haldex IV all wheel drive."

Checkout the Teaser Video below and the full review after the jump.



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Age Of Extinction Grimlock Street Attack Set Found At Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '14 at 07:15 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Megatronus209 we have our first confirmation of the Grimlock Street Attack Kre-O set being purchased at retail! The set was purchased at a Toys R Us in Times Square with retail price of $19.99. AOE retail products have been cropping up almost daily now so if you have time to spare this weekend try your luck by hunting for some new Transformers merchandise at your local retail outlets! Be sure to utilize our sightings forum and let fellow collectors know what you find!

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X2Toys Cloudraker and Fastlane Robot Mode Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '14 at 07:15 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Courtesy of the weibo page of third party group X2Toys, we have our first full look at the robot modes of their figures that homage the Generation 1 Autobot Clones Cloudraker and Fastlane. This next release from X2Toys appear to be slightly taller than a mainline release deluxe Generations figure, so they should be nicely fit into a Classics/Generations display.

Check out the progress of this project after the jump!

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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2009
Posted by News Fetcher on May 03 '14 at 04:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers entered its 25th year and celebrated with a big bang – in the form of director Michael Bay’s signature explosions, with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Revenge of the Fallen was not the only big thing to come out in 2009, since Hasbro rebranded the Universe line as a full-on 25th anniversary celebration incorporating new versions of characters from Beast Wars and Transformers Armada as well as reinterpretations of the classic characters. Transformers Animated concluded with its third and arguably greatest season, although the ending was somewhat soured with the knowledge that the series was cut down prematurely. IDW marked the 25th anniversary in their own fashion, by giving Transformers an ongoing comic series, while in Japan, Takara-Tomy introduced the world to the Alternity…

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Official In-package Images of Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Pop! Vinyl Figures
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 02:16 PM
By Red Goblin from TFW2005:
Entertainment Earth just updated their Transformers section with new official in-package images of Funko's Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Pop! Vinyl figures. The images belong to Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Autobot Drift.

We've seen these guys so many times before. We've seen them at their prototype stage, and we got a first finished look at this year's Toy Fair on Funko's display. What's interesting is that, on Funko's Toy Fair catalog, there was a silhouette of a third figure which they labeled as ''Mystery Villain''. And now we see the figure is actually Drift, labeled as Autobot. So the plot thickens.

The figures will be available in May. Check out the images after the jump and be sure to follow TFW as bring you the best news, first.

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Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Toyline Singapore Midnight Launch Party Info
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 12:16 PM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
A month ago, we brought you the news of an official Midnight Launch Party in Singapore to celebrate the release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction Toyline.

Today, we have more info about the event thanks to the Come, See Toys Blog.

1. "Lion City Roars for Grimlock" App
In order for the mighty Grimlock to emerge, we need to collect one million decibels worth of roars. To help in this quest, fans and their friends can submit their loudest roars via the Facebook mobile application titled The Lion City Roars for Grimlock.

2. Transformers Toy Madness @ 2200
Kicking off the festivities is the TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Toy Madness @ 2200 event. Starting from 10pm on Friday, 16th May, fans of all walks can join in the excitement at Toys’R’Us Forum and be the first to own the figures from the TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie. Fans can also revel in fun-filled activities such as putting their skills to the test in a race against fellow fans to convert TRANSFORMERS figurines; and have their photos taken with their favourite Transformers characters. What’s more, the top spender of the night will win a Gold-Chrome Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Leader (with display case), limited to Toys’R’Us Star Card members only.

The Transformers 4 Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock, available only at Toys’R’Us, will be launched at this event. Fans who purchase this item during the event will stand a chance to receive a pair of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie tickets, a Transformers paper bag and movie poster, along with Miniature 2-inch Optimus Prime Then & Now metal figures.


You can checkout some more info at the blog.

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Transformers Generations 2014 Vol. 1 Cover
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 12:00 PM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Thanks to TFW2005 boards member Type-R and a listing on Amazon.co.jp, we have our first look at the cover of the Generations 2014 Volume 1 book and a sample page featuring a Grimlock toy retrospective! This volume will cover toy releases from the year such Age of Extinction figures and will also contain interviews with the toy designers themselves!

Check out the short preview after the jump!

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Transformers Battle Masters Video - "A Warrior's Journey"
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 10:16 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
"Two fighters will enter, but only one will walk out with the title!" Coming way via the official Transformers YouTube page, we have a spectacular Transformers Battle Masters commercial showing off some Rocky inspired workouts and heavyweight grudge matche between the Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Decepticon tyrant Megatron! The video clip is a toy advertisement for the Battle Master figures, so along with some fun storytelling we also get a good look at how these toys interact as a game.

Check out the clip below!



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Transformers Rescue Bots "What Rises Above" New Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 10:00 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Hat tip to TFW2005 boards member AnnaLK for linking us to a preview clip of the Transformers Rescue Bots episode "What Rises Above." Check out the new clip before the episode premiere on May 3!



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Generations Leader Jetfire In-box Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 09:15 AM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Today we're thrilled to pass along some new images of a highly anticipated toy for Generations/Classics collectors! Thanks to a post originating on the Facebook page of Transformers Colombia, we have in-box images of Generations Leader Jetfire! Jetfire is part of the Generations line celebrating 30 years of the Transformers brand. With in-box images we can only assume ordering information will be around the corner.

Check out the images after the jump and let the TFW community know what you think!

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80s Toy Expo Door Prize Announcement #5: MP-12G Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 08:45 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
80s Toy Expo will be giving away high end door prizes all day long THIS SUNDAY, May 4th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. The fifth announcement is the MP-12G Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe thanks to show sponsor Kool Toyz. Check out Kool Toyz for a great selection of Masterpiece and import Transformers toys online!

Special guests include Alan Oppenheimer, best known to fans of the ’80s for his voice work as Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from Filmation’s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in addition to Warpath, Seaspray and Beachcomber in The Transformers. Additionally Wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be a guest. Both will be available all day for autographs and photos.

The 2014 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be May 4th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern),Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 2008
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Moving from strength to strength, Hasbro introduced a new Transformers cartoon, one that was written in the west and co-produced with Cartoon Network. This new series was called Transformers Animated, and went with a radical change to the established art style of what had gone before, polarizing opinions from the very first glimpse of the series – though clever writing meant it quickly became a well-loved show. Its toyline was delayed, though, thanks to retailers demanding more movie toys on store pegs. Fans who disliked the new take in Transformers Animated were not left out in the cold either, as Hasbro recognized the success of the Classics series and brought out a new Classics styled series under the name of Transformers Universe, which blended redecos with Classics style reinterpretations of the original characters. Last but not least, IDW proclaimed “All Hail Megatron” as they carried out a soft-reboot of their Transformers continuity.

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Aker Solutions Operator Chair To Make An Appearance In Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction
Posted by News Fetcher on May 02 '14 at 12:30 AM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
According to an article by a Norwegian News Site, Aker Solutions MH OCH 300 Operator Chair has been used for the upcoming Michael Bay movie; Transformers: Age Of Extinction. No, the device was not used to move machinery but the device itself is a part of the movie.

What we are about to say next may be considered as a Spoiler. But by now, we believe almost everyone knows the synopsis of the movie.

For those who don't know about the MH OCH 300 Operator Chair, it is a state-of-the-art operator chair which remotely controls machinery such as Drillers and even Ships. According to the revealed plot of the 4th Transformers movie, humans control man-made Transformers. Now, we all know what everyone is thinking right now… Could this be "that" device?

The manufacturers does not reveal any info. But they had this to say:

"They called on April 1 last year at. 22.30 in the evening. We thought the it was a joke, but responded affirmatively that they could borrow and use the chair in the movie. In June last year we sent two chairs to Detroit and got them back, gently used and without a scratch with enthusiastic comments. Paramount guys were totally "blown away," says Frankt Robertsen."

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Age Of Extinction Kreon Combiners Found at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 06:46 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Today has been quite exciting for first US retail sightings of the new Age of Extinction toys! And we're apparently not stopping now! 2005 Board member logicfry has reported the latest wave of Kreon Combiners at his local Toys R Us in Sacramento, California. This wave of Kreon Combiners is Age of Extinction Dinobot themed and features a plethora of new characters. The combined characters available in this wave are; Lazerbolt, Volcanicon, Obsidian and Grimstone.

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Age of Extinction Wall Mural
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 06:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Ever since we saw the first few Age of Extinction promotional images of Optimus Prime riding Grimlock have you constantly been quietly wishing to yourself, "I wish I could make that image cover an entire wall in my house"? Well, good news everyone! While searching TRU UK's website for Age of Extinction toys, 2005 board member mttyns came across this gym. An 8ft x 10ft wall decal of Optimus Prime riding Grimlock from Walltastic! From the description on TRU UK's website:

"Transform your bedroom with this awesome Transformers Wallpaper Mural! Walltastic is the next generation of interactive designer wallpaper murals for children. This unique alternative to traditional children’s bedroom accessories is an easy and cost effective way of decorating children's bedrooms, nurseries, playrooms and games rooms.

Walltastic is a wallpaper backed wallcovering that covers any wall area up to 8ft x 10ft. Each product comes in 12 panels which means it is easily applicable and flexible according to how much space needs covering. It comes rolled up similar to wallpaper."


The wall mural retails for 44.99 gbp. Strangely enough, the item is available for delivery, yet not sold online or in stores. Toys R Us' US website does not offer the product as of yet.

Check out the image after the break!

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Hasbro Generations Deluxe Series 1 Receiving Second Release
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 05:16 PM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has sent out an email letting collectors know about an exciting second release of a popular and hard to find series of the Generations Deluxe figures. In the email BBTS states the first wave of Generation deluxes featuring IDW characters Dreadwing, Goldfire, Waspinator, and the immensely hard to find Skids will be getting a second run this September.

BBTS has listed a preorder for the case of four figures.

Excited to have a second chance at the popular Generations figures?

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Age of Extinction Generation Deluxes Found At US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 05:01 PM
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005:
Following up on our earlier reported Age Of Extinction toy sightings, we have another confirmation of Deluxe AOE figures being purchased at US retail. The first wave of Generations Deluxes, which include the Dinobots Slug and Scorn, and the Autobot Crosshairs were purchased at a K-Mart in Oregon. Other reported purchases have also been recorded in California.

It looks like the street date will continue to be broken, so again, happy hunting TFW!

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Transformers Age of Extinction English Toy Commercial
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 03:31 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We previously reported on a commercial for the Transformers Age of Extinction toyline, and now thanks to Kraina Bajki on Youtube, you can enjoy the English version of the commercial! The commercial focuses on the new Transformers: Age of Extinction Flip and Change Grimlock and One Step Optimus Prime - check it out below:



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Transformers Legends Game Monstrosity Event
Posted by News Fetcher on May 01 '14 at 03:16 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Mobage have updated their Facebook page with details of the next event for their Transformers Legends mobile game. Next up is "Monstrosity", an event featuring the gigantic Decepticon, Trypticon - and with a title like that, it is possibly also a tie-in to the recent digital-first series from IDW by the same name.

The city-sized robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex, Trypticon, begins a campaign to level Autobot Headquarters in this week's TRANSFORMERS Legends episode: "Monstrosity". Play now! http://moba.ge/TRANSFORMERSLegends

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