By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
eBay seller and forum member starwarsprotos
is continuing to drop rare and unreleased items on eBay, and there are some goodies up right now and ending soon. The one of major interest is a clear, boxed, Beast Wars Transmetal Optimus Primal. Clear "test shots" or "lunch time specials" really picked up in the 2000's with Takara's G1 reissues, so seeing a pure clear Beast Wars figure from the 90s is indeed rare. Paperwork from the factory to a former Hasbro employee is shown and included. Check out all the pics for this and his other auctions below!PROTOTYPE Transformers Beast Wars OPTIMUS PRIMALUNRELEASED Transformers Generation 2 G2 AUTOLAUCHERUNRELEASED Transformers Generation AUTOJETTERUNRELEASED Transformers Protectobot GROOVE
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe will be at the 11th annual Canadian Action Figure Expo
September 28th, 2014. Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario. Larry wrote several issues of the original Transformers vs. G.I.Joe crossover.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s 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, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Former lead designer for the Transformers brand, Aaron Archer, has posted
an unrealized design for a Megatron toy. This design was kicked around by Archer in 2002 or 2003. Had this become a full realized toy, it may have ended up in the Armada toyline. The design itself features Megatron with several large spikes on his shoulder and ginormous forearms. Archer mentions that he thinks this was supposed to be a bomber or space shuttle.
Take a look at this incredibly menacing looking Megatron after the break! Aaron Archer will be in attendance at NJCC on August 17th
and at TFcon Chicago October 24th-26th
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Transformers: Lost Age (Japanese movie release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction) is out now in Japan.
Japan Times has published an article today where director Michael Bay explains Autobot Drift and more."You put a medieval knight in front of the camera and it now looks (a bit) cliched, it looks outdated," Michael Bay says. "But the samurai look, of course we know it’s historical yet it looks so modern."
"You look at some of the older Japanese movies with samurai characters in them and you can visualize them as robotic," he says. "They look . . . streamlined, mechanical and practical."
The director also talked about the Franchise:"I understand the need to draw an audience of kids and the global considerations, but I wanted to be involved with something that had a longer-lasting, even cerebral appeal. And I don’t want to be tied — artistically or in people’s minds — to ‘Transformers’ after ‘Transformers,’ " Bay says, perhaps alluding to the series’ planned fifth installment.
You can read the rest of the article (which is quite lengthy and other cast members chime their views) at Japan Times
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Agabyss Twitter page
, we have some larger images of the previously-reported
Takara Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte figures!
These photos confirm our speculation that Sky-Byte is done up in more metallic colors in addition to having a few extra paint apps, and Jetfire has indeed ditched the chrome in favor of flat red, and has also gained back the paint apps that we had seen on the Hasbro version originally back when it was first revealed.
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