By Sol Fury from TFW2005
:Shenanigans of the Allspark
dropped us a line to let us know that as well as being out in the US, the exclusive Predacons Rising assortment has also made it to the UK. Target exclusive in the US, in Europe one of the chains carrying this Beast Hunters subseries is Tesco, and it was a branch of Tesco in the UK's West Bromwich area which gives us these sightings! Among the other items sighted on shelves are:
Predacons Rising Abominus Giftset
Predacons Rising Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime VS Predaking
Predacons Rising Cyberverse Legion G1 Smokescreen VS Cindersaur
Predacons Rising Deluxe Sky Lynx
Predacons Rising Voyager Darksteel
A few of these items have not even hit the US yet, but doubtless they will shortly. Whichever side of the pond you are on, we wish you happy beast hunting!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Thanks to some new auction TaoBao, we now have some new in hand images of the forth coming Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Figures. Most fans have already received the first figure, Scourge
. With the exception of Breakdown
, we now have new images of Ultra Mammoth
, Animated Jackpot
, and Slipstream
. All of the bags in the images say "Botcon 2013", which backs up what the Collectors' Club explained to fans was the reasoning for the delay in the shipping of these figures.
Check out all the new images by clicking the title bar!Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Popular filming location information site; On Location Vacations has posted
some new images from Transformers 4 production at M-52 outside of Adrian.
The images feature the Autobots chilling between takes. What's interesting is the name OLV has given to the 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner
; they are calling it as Galvatron. The site is not giving any evidence why they are calling it in such a manner.
Galvatron is rumored to appear in Transformers 4. But bear-in-mind it is rumor only at this point so far. How did this rumor start? Well, it began when Joblo claiming
they have a "reliable source" who revealed names of new robots of TF4… among the names was Galvatron. To further ignite the rumor, a mysterious gun like prop was spotted
. But it's too big if you compare it to the Freightliner truck.
However, there is no official statement regarding the identity of the Argosy cab-over truck. Popular fan theories are: Motormaster, Nemesis Prime, Ultra Magnus, Grimlock… and now Galvatron.
What do you think of this new rumor? Leave a thought on the thread associate with this news post.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
The always awesome, D-Drive, has once again provided us with Diamond Comics Shipping list for next weeks new comic books. Shipping next week will be:
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #93 (also shipping 1-in-10 variant)
(W) Simon Furman (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi
Simon Furman (w) o Andrew Wildman (a) o Wildman, Guido Guidi (c)
BATTLETIDE! Opposing factions and forces meet head on, as the battle for
Cybertron (and indeed the future) begins in earnest. BLUDGEON, SOUNDWAVE, GALVATRON, STARSCREAM, and-caught in the middle-the Autobots, most crucially their greatest warrior ULTRA MAGNUS! And HOT ROD meets his maker. Literally.
Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Andrew Wildman and 1 by Guido Guidi.
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 04(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne, Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
James Roberts (w) o Alex Milne, Guido Guidi (a) o Alex Milne (c)
The journey continues as the crew of the Lost Light confronts a band of rogue DECEPTICONS-with terrible consequences. Plus, a visit to the planet Hedonia-and a chance to put recent events behind them. But all the while, locked in a secret cell underneath the Lost Light, hidden from the crew, a DECEPTICON psychopath is talking...without opening his mouth. And, Rodimus and his crew are confronted by the enemy within-and not everyone will survive the encounter. Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is very pleased to welcome voice actor Marilyn Lightstone the voice of Crasher and Path Finder in Challenge of the GoBots to TFcon 2013
. Ms. Lightstone will be taking part in a Q&A panel and autograph session with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention on the Saturday only.TFcon, the world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place July 26th to 28th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre. You can pre-register online for TFcon 2013 via this link
for the exclusives VAN GUARDIAN and ROSWELL.
TFcon 2013 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actors Jack Angel the voice of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in the Generation 1 cartoon plus Dick Gautier the voice of Rodimus Prime, in addition to Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and Transformers comic book writer James Roberts, Transformers comic book artists Livio Ramondelli, Casey Coller, Alex Milne and Josh Perez along with special appearances by Peaugh and Vangelus with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is still available
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The Spacebridge has shared a look at some more truly rare unreleased Transformers memorabilia on Facebook
. This time out he has given us a rare glimpse at metallic chrome versions of four different takes on the Generation 1 Seeker mold. These Seekers, which were never released, were produced by Takara for Hasbro to use as competition prizes. It is hard to pin down the exact time period these date from, but they must be post 2003 due to the Starscream using the Transformers Collection series tooling which included the additional Megatron gun accessory.Not a bootleg, fake or "lunchtime special" These toys were made as samples by Takara for Hasbro. They would then be offered as exclusives or prizes to retailers if they wanted to run a promotion. So if Wal*Mart wanted to run a Transformers competition these would be offered to them by Hasbro as a possible prize. Most likely not used as Japanese size missiles so "unsafe" in the United States. These are original Hasbro internal pictures.
Check out The Spacebridge's Facebook page
for more looks at weird and wonderful unreleased Transformers items!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Auto Assembly have announced their Friday night convention programming
- available exclusively to weekend ticket attendees. The Friday night schedule kicks off with a treat for all fans of the work of More than Meets the Eye and Last Stand of the Wreckers. Auto Assembly's Friday night programme begins with "Overlord Deconstructed", hosted by James Roberts, Nick Roche and Alex Milne; looking at the writing and evolution of the mighty Phase Sixer!
This will be followed with a Q&A with the More than Meets the Eye creative team and then "Night of the Bumblebee", a retrospective on the legacy and evolution of Autobot Bumblebee, including a special reading by Dan Gilvezan from his book "Bumblebee and Me"
Remember you have to be there for the whole weekend to get into these great panels - pre-registration for tickets must close on Tuesday 30 July 2013! Head on over to the Auto Assembly 2013 homepage and book your tickets today
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Here's a shocker nobody was expecting this side of August! The Target exclusive Transformers Prime Beast Hunters subseries, Predacons Rising, has already begun to arrive on shelves with the first sightings of the Deluxe assortment reported in San Jose, CA. Sky Lynx, one of the two Deluxes in the set (the other is a Nova Blast Bumblebee) was found on Target store shelves by 2005 Boards member Deltagod.
How long will it be before the other cool Predacons Rising exclusives get released? For those hunting, these DCPI numbers might prove useful:
Predacons Rising Deluxes - 087 06 2427
Predacons Rising Voyagers - 087 06 2428
Predacons Rising Cyberverse Commander two-pack - 087 06 2430
Educated guesses put the Legion two-packs as DCPI 087 06 2429. Big thanks to JamesBenjamin and x BlackMagnus x for compiling these.Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
In an odd coincidence with our last story, Hasbro purchased a majority stake in iOs game maker Backflip Studios
. The company is known for mobile games such as Dragonvale and Ragdoll Blaster.
From their statement
We are thrilled to announce today that we are selling a majority stake in Backflip Studios to Hasbro. The company will stay in Boulder, CO and will continue to be run by the current management team. In addition to producing original new titles and updating popular favorites, we will now have access to Hasbro’s catalog of well-known brands for future mobile development. We will proceed with our long held strategy of building a large and active network of satisfied users through compelling gameplay.
Looks like Hasbro is jumping in the video game arena and bringing this key sector somewhat in-house. Let's hope more awesome Transformers, G.I. Joe and other boys brands games make it our way soon.Read Replies (0)