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Transformers Thrilling 30 Fan Built Bot Poll Round 2
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 12:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro has updated Transformers.com with the second round of voting for their Thrilling 30 Fan Built Bot Poll. In round one, fans could vote on the appearance of the fan's choice character - their colorscheme, weapons, alternate mode and so on. Now with round two there are four more choices, focusing mainly on backstory - gender, Cybertronian city of origin, special abilities and most importantly, the name! Yes, by casting your vote in this poll, you can have a part in naming a new Transformer!

Click here to visit Transformers.com and cast your vote! You may vote daily, so visit often to vote for your pick of what you would like to see Hasbro make!

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Mastermind Creations Reveals Feral Rex and Tigris Prototypes
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 12:31 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
More news from the 3rd Party Unofficial Predaking figure camp! Mastermind Creations updated their Facebook page showing off the fifth member of their Feral Cons project, R-06 Tigris! We get to see this unofficial Rampage figure in an upainted prototype state. The photos display the figure in all three molds and shows off the poseability of the figure. But, that's not all! Immediately following that Facebook post, Mastermind added one more photo. A fully combined unpainted prototype of Feral Rex himself!

No preorder date for R-06 Tigris is listed, but we'll keep you updated when they become available. In the meantime, click the title bar to feast your eyes on the King!

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Transformers Legends Game Unleash the Beast Event Live
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 12:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A quick update - those of you who have been following the Transformers Legends Mobile game from Mobage will no doubt be aware by now that the Beast Hunters branded "Unleash the Beast" event has officially kicked off! If you are playing be sure to join in and face off against the might of the Terrorcons Twinstrike, Blight, Rippersnapper and Hun-Gurr! Also check out this cool banner depicting the four Terrorcons, courtesy of the official Transformers Facebook page!

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Unique Toys Violence the War Panther Prototype Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 12:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of their Weibo Unique Toys has unveiled their next Beasticon, Violence the War Panther, a not-Rampage. These new images show Violence in all three of his modes, looking a little less like a modified Generation 1 toy than the earlier Beasticon releases.

And, as you might have gathered, the Beasticons have now acquired "real" names. While War Hawk is still just "War Hawk", War Bison is now known as Savage Bull and War Rhino is Ironhead.

With this Unique Toys has revealed prototype of all five of their Beasticons - sound off with your thoughts in the discussion thread linked below!

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Season 3 Episode 8 Thirst
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 11:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The next episode of Transformers Prime Season 3, Beast Hunters, has been revealed. The episode is titled "Thirst" and will be airing on 7 June 2013! Fans will be pleased to know that the synopsis directly hints at a plot-thread left hanging to be tied up and a loose end from an earlier episode to be resolved - highlight the blacked out text below to view the synopsis in all its spoiler-ish glory.

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Season 3 episode 8 Thirst
Knock Out and Starscream experiment with synthetic lead and threaten to take over the Deceptacon ship and unleash an old enemy.

News originally posted at Zap2it.

Be sure to tune into the Hub from next Friday, 17 May for all-new episodes of Transformers Prime!

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TFcon 2013 Custom and Art Contest Info
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
2013 sees the return of the TFcon art and customs contest. Entries may be submitted from 9 am until 12 pm the Saturday of the convention. After 12 pm all art pieces will be judged by the TFcon Judges. The winner will be announced at a time on the event schedule.

2D entries can be anything from a painting, black and white drawing, color drawing, computer render print out, basically anything that’s on a flat piece of paper qualifies for this category. It is preferred that any 2D entry be mounted, framed or in a protective covering. 3D entries can be anything from a diorama, kitbash/custom, toy repaint or statue.

2D entries will be judged on originality, perspective, creativity, lighting/shadows, application of color/tones, detail, realism/suspension of disbelief and the judges overall impression. 3D entries will be judged on detail, originality, use of color, proportions, realism, use of materials, innovativeness, neatness and the judges overall impression.
The 3D art contest prizes will be custom made trophies from TFcon. These prizes will only be offered to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries so be prepared to come ready to compete!



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 actor DICK GAUTIER the voice of RODIMUS PRIME with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is now available.

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eHobby Offers Botcon 2013 Termination Boxed Set
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '13 at 12:00 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
eHobby provides an news update on their site that certainly falls in line with their current relationship with Fun Publications by offering this year's Botcon exclusive sets for sale. eHobby will be taking preorders for their Botcon 2013 sets on May 13, 2013.

This news also comes from an email sent to eHobby customers in Japan. In this email, they mention that they will also be selling limited numbers of "TFCC exclusives", which most likely means the subscription service figures (though this isn't confirmed). The preorder price for the boxed set on the eHobby page is 54,500 yen, which converts to around $538 USD.

Also notable is a mock-up of the set's package artwork. Whether or not this is the finalized version of the box still remains to be seen. However, it's certainly enough of a glimpse to get fans to anticipate this release a bit more!

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Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime Redeco and Huffer Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 01:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Official Transformers Facebook page has posted official images of two upcoming releases from Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Wave 4. The two new figures in this assortment are both Autobots - they are a redeco of Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime and Huffer. The Optimus Prime is a green version of the Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime from Wave 1, who has traded up his missile launcher for a shield. Huffer is a straight up redeco of Trailcutter, and looks rather eye-catching in his traditional orange and blue style.

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Jean-Paul Bove and Dan Khanna to attend Botcon 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Botcon has announced two more guests who will be attending Botcon 2013 in San Diego. Joining artist's alley are Dan Khanna and Jean-Paul Bove! Jean-Paul you may know as the colorist of Transformers Regeneration 1, although among the many other credits to his name, he is writing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dan Khanna is another artist whose work you are sure to be familiar with. Over the past decade he has worked on many box art pieces for Hasbro as well as doing work for Fun Publications, IDW, Dreamwave, Hard Hero and Titan. More recently he has been working as a penciller for the excellent artwork featured in Mobage's Transformers Legends game.

Dan and Jean-Paul will be joining the other Transformers artist talent in the Botcon artist's alley this year including Ken Christiansen, cover artist for IDW's Transformers Prime series; Cally Karishokka, master plushie maker with no known weaknesses; Josh Burcham, colorist for IDW, Dreawave, and this year's Botcon comic; Robby Musso, artist for IDW and Fun Publications; Matt Frank, artist for Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter and the Fun Publications story Beast Wars Shattered Glass; Teyowisonte Thomas Deer, freelance colorist for IDW and Fun Publications; Casey Coller, artist for IDW; and Livio Ramondelli, artist for IDW's Transformers Autocracy, Monstrosity and more. Check out the full line up of talent on the Botcon Artist Alley page!

BotCon 2013 will be held on June 27 - 30 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California. Pre-registration is currently open for this year's event - click here to find out more and pre-register today!

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Generations Metroplex New Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro has released some new official images of Generations Titan Class Metroplex. These images show a non-photoshopped Metroplex in all his gigantic glory, showcasing his robot and city modes as well as showing a final version of Scamper, who still sports a red head but now has a painted blue visor. The images also helpfully show Metroplex against his target demographic for scale. Check out the images attached to this post.

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Official FOC Metroplex Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Lumpy from TFW2005:
In what appears to be a trend recently, we've got a new set of pics showing off the immense size of Metroplex. Make sure you check out the new images and start clearing out space (or children) from your house so this massive Transformer has a spot in your collection.

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Nick Roche to attend Auto Assembly 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
News now from Auto Assembly in England. Today they have announced their next guest, Transformers artist and writer extraordinaire Nick Roche! Nick Roche with James Roberts wrote the acclaimed Last Stand of the Wreckers miniseries, along with his more recent work Spotlight Megatron. Together with fellow IDW guests James Roberts and Andrew Griffith he will be taking part in a special panel on Sunday 11 August.

Auto Assembly 2013 is taking place on 9 - 11 August 2013 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England. Find out more and pre-register for this year's convention at the Auto Assembly 2013 homepage!

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ArtTek Sonic Rifle Fall of Cybertron Blaster Gun
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
ArtTek has unveiled another item in their line of accessories. This accessory is the ArtTek Art of War Sonic Rifle, modeled on the rifle wielded by the Autobot Blaster. Its scale is slightly larger than the more conservative version with Fall of Cybertron Blaster. Like the other ArtTek accessories it will be available in regular and metallic versions.

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KFC Ironpaw Unlicensed Steeljaw Justice and Evil Versions
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Third party group Keith's Fantasy Club has revealed a pair of new releases. Their fourth mold, confusingly labelled as "CST-02" is Ironpaw, an unlicensed Steeljaw. Ironpaw will be made in two versions the same as Rhinohorn - a Generation 1 inspired "Justice" version and a Shattered Glass inspired "Evil" version.

Check out preorders at our sponsors:

Justice Ironpaw - BBTS
Evil Ironpaw - BBTS

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C.O.N.S. V Germany's Transformers Convention
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Next up, some convention news for our fellow fans in Germany! C.O.N.S. V has been announced and will be taking place on July 21, 2013 at Haus Seerose, Steeger Str. 38 in 41334 Nettetal-Lobberich. Events planned for the one-day event include trivia contests, art, customs and cosplay contests and a great list of dealers in the dealer room. Find out more and pre-register for the event at the C.O.N.S. V website!

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TransFans Serbia Expo May 11-12 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 10:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here is one for our readers in Serbia. The Serbian Transformers Fans Club will be holding their third annual gathering at the Sumice Sports Center, 125/A Ustanicka Street, Belgrade, Serbia. The event is set to run from 10am to 8pm, with many dioramas and customs on display by Serbian and Croation Radicons as well as a display of almost a thousand toys from all across Transformers 30 year history.

Find out more by visiting the TransFans Serbia Expo on Facebook! Be sure to chime in and share your photos of the event in the discussion thread in our conventions forum by hitting the discuss link below.

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Unique Toys UT-W02 War Rhino Colored Prototype
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 07:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Site sponsor RobotKingdom has updated their preorder page for Unique Toys next unofficial Predacon figure, War Rhino. This time, in full color! Take a moment and check out this new take on their version of the evil Predacon Headstrong. Shown here are robot mode, rhino mode and his leg mode for the combined form of War Lord Beasticon!

Click on the title bar to see all of the new images.

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Kre-O Micro Changers Wave 2 Released at US Retail and Identification Codes
Posted by News Fetcher on May 09 '13 at 06:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Some more new Transformers toys have made it to US retail, and this time out it's a new release in the Kre-O line! Micro Changers Wave 2 has hit the US. Wave 2 was spotted in a Target in Tucson, AZ by 2005 Boards member Gen. Magnus and adds Acid Wing, Arcee, Blight, Hardshell, Bulkhead, Groove, Hoist, Lugnut, Perceptor, Powerglide, Scourge and a Vehicon to the mix! Happy hunting, Kre-O fans!

UPDATE: 2005 Board member Plowking has been kind enough to share with us the identification codes for this wave of Kreon Micro Changers. The Numbers below are the last two digits of the numbers on the back of each blind pack:

66 - bulkhead
67 - hardshell
68 - blight
69 - arcee
70 - acidwing
71 - vehicon
72 - scourge
73 - powerglide
74 - perceptor
75 - lugnut
76 - hoist
77 - groove

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Kre-O Micro Changers Wave 2 Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on May 08 '13 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Some more new Transformers toys have made it to US retail, and this time out it's a new release in the Kre-O line! Micro Changers Wave 2 has hit the US. Wave 2 was spotted in a Target in Tucson, AZ by 2005 Boards member Gen. Magnus and adds Acid Wing, Arcee, Blight, Hardshell, Bulkhead, Groove, Hoist, Lugnut, Perceptor, Powerglide, Scourge and a Vehicon to the mix! Happy hunting, Kre-O fans!

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Aaron Archer's Napkin of Revelation
Posted by News Fetcher on May 08 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Speaking of rare items being shared with the fandom this day, 2005 Boards member Monzo has shared with us some rare pictures of Aaron Archer's napkin of revelation - a napkin upon which he wrote down the first ideas of what would go on to become Transformers Cybertron. Check this out to see the genesis of a Transformers line - the idea from which all else follows. You can see on this ideas that made the final cut of the series - such as the four planets and their themes, the idea of splitting into teams to tackle each world, and the general quest revolving around awakening Primus. You can also see concepts that did not make the final cut, such as a reference to the "Apocalypse" planet, the Matrix forming some kind of armor, and a transforming Vector Sigma apparently having something to do with Primus / Cybertron's core.

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