By Superquad7 from TFW2005
The newly-formed 3rd party garage kit company, GCI, has been hard at work for some additional weapons for the recently released Mastermind Creations Fembots
. This limited-run set of swords, named "Aster Blades," not only fit any standard 5mm port, but they also actually glow! The swords are priced at $24.99 for each pair, and have a limited release. You can click this news story for a detailed overview by GCI lead, TFW2005.COM's own Dr. Killinger and also in the ongoing discussion thread.
In addition to this product announcement, TFW2005.COM member autotronprime has given us a brief "behind the scenes" look at creating and designing things in SolidWorks
, a 3D CAD modeling program. autotronprime shares in the video different details about design and the rationale behind some of the design choices. You can watch the video after the jump!
Be sure to keep up with all of the plethora of third party items in our Third Party Discussion Forum
. Perhaps this productand the video inspire you to design you own work? You can get a good grasp on some design renders that our TFW2005.COM Fan Artists design in our Fan Art forums
and get some tips in our Tutorials section
! On occasion, artists will show off prototypes in Radicons Customs
as well! Perhaps YOU could be the next designer for an unofficial - or even official - project someday!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
we have a look at the next assortment of Angry Birds Transformers two-packs, which seems to consist solely of one set - Jazz VS Brawl! You might find this Jazz a little odd since he lacks the visor he sports in the Angry Birds Transformers game, but on the other hand, IDW also draw him visor-less in the Angry Birds Transformers comic.
Both figures in the set are retools / redecos of earlier releases - Jazz is a remolded Soundwave with a new head, while Brawl is a redeco of Bludgeon / Megatron. The set also features new branding as "Deceptihogs Revenge", tying in to the new update we posted information on yesterday.
Check out the new images attached to this post.Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
The next DeNA Transformers: Legends event; Rescue The King is now live.
This weeks event is based on Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron game by High Moon Studio.SLUG and SNARL traverse the Sea of Rust, searching for their leader, the mighty GRIMLOCK. As they are about to give up on their search and look elsewhere, the group is suddenly set upon by HARDSHELL and the INSECTICONS.
The Lightning Strike Coalition put up a valiant fight, destroying many of their foes in the process, but in the end are captured by the overwhelming DECEPTICON forces. Shortly thereafter, they are brought before SHOCKWAVE and an unconscious GRIMLOCK.
Gesturing to their leader, SHOCKWAVE reveals to SLUG and SNARL that it was his plan all along to lure the Lightning Strike Coalition to him, so he could alter them to create new superweapons. With that, he begins his experiments on GRIMLOCK, the sounds of machinery filling the room.
Will the AUTOBOTS emerge unscathed and victorious, or will they be twisted by the alterations? What nefarious plans does SHOCKWAVE have for GRIMLOCK and his team? Find out on TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Rescue the King”!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
"And away we go!"
Up next is our gallery of the Combiner Wars Powerglide
! A Legends class figure from the new Generations assortment, he just oozes personality and has a great look which is at once very faithful to the Generation 1 cartoon robot mode and an updated version of the vehicle mode.
Powerglide is a great little figure. He's got all the right articulation, lacking only elbow swivels, and has the bonus of a third weapon mode which can be wielded by any Transformer with a 5mm fist, such as the larger Combiner Wars figures and the massive combined robots.
One of the best in this new Legends class assortment, and very much deserving of a place in any Classics collection. Check out his gallery and see what you think:Combiner Wars Legends Powerglide GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Titanic discussion of Titan Devastator has been devastating our boards as of late(in a good way!). Will an upcoming yet to be seen Prowl form an optional head? Is this just a repainted Revenge Of The Fallen Devastator with wrecking balls? A G1 reissue marked up like the recent Platinum Insecticons at Kmart?
No official word, yet, on what Titan Devastator will be but catz has come through with information! Not just for Titan Devastator but for more G1 Platinum reissues! Note: some of the sets listed were seen recently such as the Insecticons and Conehead Seeker trio. Here's what catz' supplier relayed:
"Just got great news(referring to Titan Devastator) from my supplier:
- All new mold
- Box are metroplex sized
- Combination of voyagers and 1 leader (the number of bots inside the box are not confirmed yet - sorry for the mess)
- sdcc will be yellow
G1 box set:
- g1 cone head set"
Fans prepare your wallets for devastation!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Call this a rumor for now, but we have received a report from TFW2005 member Deceptigtar that the upcoming Year of the Goat special edition Soundwave will cost $190 when it is released at Toys R Us.
This information is based on Deceptigtar taking a scan of the UPC of a sample of the Year of the Goat Soundwave which a fellow collector already owned, and scanning it in a Toys R Us store.
If you like to collect the Chinese New Year special editions, you may wish to put aside a little extra Transformers money for this one - it sounds as though it will be a bank-breaker - or is this price a deal-breaker?Read Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
Thanks to the Facebook page
of Autobase Aichi
, we have some new images from the Japanese hobby show Super Festival 67 that took place last week.
Of interest first are images of the upcoming Transformers Generations Vol.2 2014 fan voted figure Goshooter and the Million Publishing Shouki (Trainbot), EX Gohkin's Unicron head model display, and we also have an image of the Super Deformed Optimus Prime and Rodimus figures (which we saw earlier this year as well)
. And, if you've ever wanted to be Pretender Starscream, a cardboard cutout was on display to have pictures taken in.
Finally there were also some very cool original artwork and scripts from the Transformers: The Headmasters manga to see on display. Some close up shots are included in the attached images.
Check out all the images after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Even more evidence mounts for Generations Devastator! The ever-informative TFW2005 boards member D-Drive has stopped by to advise us of some new Transformers product listings and case breakdowns. It's important to note that these are Canadian case amounts and can sometimes differ from the US case quantities. These cases include...
TRANSFORMERS RID DECEPTICON HUNTER STAR WARSWORD BLASTER (4) TRANSFORMERS RID NERF MEGA 1-STEP OPTIMUS PRIME (3)
TRANSFORMERS RID SUPER BUMBLEBEE (SFX)(2)
TRANSFORMERS RID MINICONS DEPLOYERS (2)
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS DEVASTATOR (2)
TRANSFORMERS RID MASKS ASST (6)
TRANSFORMERS RID BUMBLEBEE BLASTER (4)
TRANSFORMERS RID MINICONS (8)
Also of note are what appear to be Robots in Disguise role-play items and gimmick figures, but interestingly, there are also some listings for Mini-Cons, which we had learned about recently via the show itself. Lastly, as D-Drive himself pointed out, Devastator will come in two per case like Generations Metroplex, perhaps lending even more credence towards the speculation that Devastator could indeed be a Titan class figure/set.
Unfortunately, we still have no pictures of these items, but keep it tuned to TFW as we bring you news leading up to Toy Fair, where all these things will hopefully be fully unveiled.Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
MP-22 Ultra Magnus dropped late last year and we here at TFW2005 have a full high res gallery of him ready for you today! He is a massive figure, standing tall among his Masterpiece brothers. He doesn't transform like previous versions, instead keeping the cab and trailer connected. In each mode though, he looks like he should, a beefed up hybrid of the G1 toy and cartoon. We'll leave the reviews and feedback to the fans
This sponsored gallery is coming courtesy of site sponsor TFSource
, so we'd like to thank them for providing the figure to shoot! You can grab MP-22 Ultra Magnus from them right now
; they are in stock and shipping!
For some supah cleah high res images though, check out our full gallery here: TFW2005's MP-22 Ultra Magnus High Resolution Gallery
We've attached some key shots after the break, read on to check em and discuss on the forums!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
2005 Boards member Jetbolt is bringing us the translation of Episode 14 of Transformers: Robots In Disguise. This episode is the start of the 2nd half of the first season and it seems as though the focus may shift to Optimus Prime and Cybertron.
Thanks to TV Tropes
, we also have with us, the updated character name list for the Decepticon villains. Some of the earlier names from the Chinese broadcast have more appropriate names for the English speaking community.
You can take a look at the Episode Synopsis, after the jump.Read Replies (0)