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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Issue #2 Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on June 08 '13 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
IDW has released the previews of the Transformers comics being released this coming Wednesday, 12 June, and first up we have a preview of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters #2 which resolves a long-hanging plot point from War for Cybertron concerning the Dinobot Sludge! Check out the preview attached to this story, and be sure to pick up the full issue, in store Wednesday!

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Transformers 4 Set Photos Featuring The Lamborghini Aventador, Rusty Cab, Old Optimus Prime And Bee
Posted by News Fetcher on June 08 '13 at 10:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
ComicBookMovie has posted some new set photos from Transformers 4. The images feature recently revealed Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe with the Rusty Cab-Over Truck in Pflugerville, TX.

Interestingly, there are some images of old vehicle modes of Movie Optimus Prime and Bumblebee being transported. One Instagram image reveals the location as “I-10 outside of LA” while another taken outside Paramount Studios.

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TFW Transformers Prime Arms Micron Silas Breakdown Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on June 08 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Yesterday's all-new episode of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Thirst, saw the return of Breakdown as subverted by the human villain and MECH leader Silas. CyLAS or Silas Breakdown as he is known combines Breakdown's mechanical might with Silas' cunning tactical mind - though as you might have seen in Thirst, there was a bit more going on there too.

Transformers Prime Arms Micron Silas Breakdown was a Japan exclusive release, and the third outing for the Japan-only Voyager Class Prime Breakdown mold after War Breakdown and Autobot Swerve. For this release, the mold was redecoed in black, with a new head tooling and a chromed bumper. It is not really show accurate (in the show, CyLAS deco was a more worn version of Breakdown's, with no bumper) but it is a very pleasing and dynamic deco all the same. In a nice touch, the sticker sheet comes with a lot of extra optional stickers including ones to represent battle damage and scarring on the metal armor, allowing you to customize your Silas Breakdown with scarred armor, or as I have done with mine keep his black body unmarked and "clean". Another nice touch is the inclusion of a remolded portion of the stomach area to incorporate a molded human Silas wired into Breakdown, as seen in the cartoon.

Silas Breakdown's Arms Micron partner is a preying mantis, Magi, which transforms into a claw weapon. Again it is not based on a weapon that Silas or Breakdown ever used in the show to my knowledge, but the style of it fits Silas, his background and his fighting style perfectly.

Overall, Silas Breakdown is a fantastic release. The additional sticker details allow for a full range of customization, and the base toy is one of the best developed for the Transformers Prime line - more the pity, then, that it never made it to markets outside of Japan.

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TFW Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 04:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Ever the leading man of the Autobot forces, Optimus Prime is the flagship of the Transformers brand. The iconic Autobot leader has been the recipient of many toys across the years, and tonight we are going to highlight another of the major high-end ones - the Masterpiece Optimus Prime, released late last year by Hasbro.

Masterpiece Optimus Prime is the domestic release of Takara-Tomy's MP-10 Convoy Version 2. He's not to be confused with the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime, which is sometimes referred to as Masterpiece Optimus Prime in fan circles. The US version of the MP-10 mold is a triumph through and through - it includes everything from the Japanese release right down to the trailer and the Spike minifigure, plus it has what some consider to be the superior paint job particularly with regards to the eyes. It's a fantastic release truly worthy of the name "Masterpiece".

Really, this is one release words cannot do justice to. So open the link below to view TFW2005 site owner Tony_Bacala's gallery of Masterpiece Optimus Prime and see for yourself!

Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime Gallery

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Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Botcon has shared via their Facebook page some in-hand images of the 2013 exclusive, Machine Wars "Teleporting" Skywarp. The Revenge of the Fallen Dirge remold comes with a new head, translucent purple elements and a whole lot of white on his design - check out the images attached to this story.

Botcon 2013 takes place over the weekend of 27-30 June 2013. Pre-registration closes on next Tuesday 11 June 2013 - head on over to Botcon.com to find out more!

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Takara-Tomy Generations Grimlock In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 02:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
TFYuki has tweeted some new images of the upcoming Takara-Tomy release of Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. The Takara-Tomy Grimlock features some nice shiny gold paint on the torso area, as well as a red lower torso and other additional paint applications, mostly geared at adding extra details and playing up a Generation 1 styled paint job. He is due out later this month, along with Generations Senator Ratbat and the Transformers Go! Samurai team.

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Third Party Fall of Cybertron Swoop Cassette
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 02:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Zicoyu of TFG2 dropped us a line to share this link with us, showing off an interesting little unofficial custom Transformers item. We're not clear on if this is a full-on Third Party release or a garage kit, but you can see from the pictures that it is a great, and small, version of the Fall of Cybertron Swoop pterodactyl. Zicoyu informs us that this Swoop, rather than assuming a robot form, can transform into a cassette tape mode that can fit inside Masterpiece Soundwave.

Watch this space for more news on this and other unofficial third party releases.

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Guilty Pride Fall of Cybertron Accessory Set
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of the Weibo page of Find me Guilty we have a look at their next release, an accessory set for Fall of Cybertron Starscream. The set gives Starscream a crown based off his 1986 Transformers movie (which he can get and wear as an Easter Egg in Transformers Fall of Cybertron) along with a Nucleon Charge Rifle also from the Fall of Cybertron game. We should make you aware though that in addition to not being licensed by Hasbro, this release also seems to have been copied from Fakebusker's Shapeways store, potentially without their permission.

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Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters - Beast Bites: Ultra Magnus Bio Video
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 09:45 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
After the Beast Bites (previously known as “Inside The Hunt”) bio videos of Optimus Prime and Megatron, Toys “R” Us Hong Kong has revealed a third clip titled Ultra Magnus. Check it out below:



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Featured Ebay Auctions - Jetfire
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 09:15 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
With the announcement of the SDCC Exclusive GI Joe vs Transformers Hound & Jetfire set, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at one of the characters from that set. We've already posted auctions for Hound, so now we're going to take a look at the other main guy...Jetfire. Check out some of the many toys to bear the name below.

1984 Hasbro Transformers Autobot Air Guardian Jetfire | eBay
Transformers Armada Jetfire BTR Hasbro 7053 New SEALED | eBay
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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Episode 10 Minus One Synopsis
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Zap2it have now updated their TV listings page with a one-line synopsis of the episode Minus One. This synopsis seems to imply whose side the "minus one" falls on, along with raising the possibility of some interesting character interactions.

Highlight the text below to read the synopsis:

The Autobots question a captured enemy for information regarding Megatron's plans.

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Lamborghini Aventador to feature in Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on June 07 '13 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Michael Bay's website has updated with a fresh Transformers 4 update. Joining the lineup of vehicles in Transformers 4 is the sleek 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe.

No word as yet on which Transformer this will be (or if it will even be a Transformer) but it seems likely. Keep it TFW for more information as it comes to light.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Season 3 Episode 8 Thirst Teaser Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 10:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
They're big, they're bad, and they want to drink your Energon! Meet the Decepti-zombies, the antagonistic force that are giving Starscream and Knock Out their very own zombie apocalypse story in tonight's all-new episode of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Thirst. These promo stills via the Transformers Facebook page and BCKids show what happens when deactivated Vehicons return with an unquenchable thirst for the fluids of the living!

Tune in to Hub Network tonight at 7:30pm ET to see how Starscream and Knock Out get themselves out of this one alive!

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NJCC Mega Door Prize #2 Planet X – PX-01 GENESIS
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 06:00 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
War For Cybertron Omega Supreme is on the hunt and will be landing at NJCC on August 18th, 2013 thanks to our official show sponsor www.RobotKingdom.com. The Planet X – PX-01 GENESIS is one bad robot!

Make sure to check out RobotKingdom.com where Planet X - PX-01 GENESIS is instock and ready to ship!



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Masterpiece Tiger Track Head Sculpt Details
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 12:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy designed Shogo Hasui has tweeted a side-by-side comparison image of the upcoming Masterpiece Tiger Track and Masterpiece Sideswipe. Tiger Track will feature a unique head mold, after a fashion - his head will combine the face tooling from Masterpiece Red Alert with the helmet tooling from Sideswipe, for a unique look all of his own.

Takara-Tomy's Masterpiece Tiger Track will be a Tokyo Toy Show exclusive, available at the show over the weekend of 15-16 June 2013. Big Masterpiece news is promised from the show which we expect will be the reveal of Masterpiece Smokescreen - keep it TFW for more updates!

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Generations Japan Ratbat New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hisashi Yuki has tweeted some new images of the upcoming Japanese Generations Ratbat. Presently set to only be released in Japan, Ratbat is a retool of the Generations Scourge with a new head and a killer purple paint job with a really nice sheen to it - check out these images and see for yourself! He's out at the end of the month along with the Japanese Generations Grimlock and Transformers Go! Samurai team, making this potentially an expensive month for the Transformers fan with a taste for imported awesome.

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Botcon 2013 Strika Final Toy In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Botcon have updated their Facebook with final in-hand images of Strika, from the Botcon 2013 Machine Wars boxed set. These new images show the new head on Strika as well as the final deco. Check out the images at the link above or attached to this story.

Botcon 2013 takes place over the weekend of 27-30 June 2013. Pre-registration closes on next Tuesday 11 June 2013 - head on over to Botcon.com to find out more!

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Transformers: The Covenant Of Primus Sneak Peek
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 11:00 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
The Idle Hands; a blog by Paul Nicholasi is revealing some sweet details from the book Transformers: The Covenant Of Primus; a book based on the Transformers Aligned Continuity.

According to the blog:
“The Covenant of Primus is a gift to the humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primes - the first Transformers. The book contains insights into Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers, from new information about their origins, to the Golden Age of exploration, to the great civil war between Autobots and Decepticons.”

Official Description:
"The Covenant of Primus is the definitive in-world history of the Transformers. For the first time, it reveals the stories of the Thirteen Primes, the original Transformers. The narrative will also cover the golden age of Transformer civilization, the war between Optimus Prime and Megatron, and finally the present day on Earth. Sixty never-before-seen illustrations, 20 commissioned just for this book, bring these epic events to life.

The hardcover book will be housed in a custom case shaped like the Autobot emblem. The classic mechanical “transforming” sound is triggered when the reader pulls open the three segments of the case."


The Covenant Of Primus is written by Justina Robson with Original Illustrations by Ken Christiansen, Casey Coller, Livio Ramondelli and Emiliano Santalucia (some of our good friends at TFW2005). The book is priced at $99 with 176 pages.

The blog gives us a great preview of the book and some truly stunning artwork. Check it out at The Idle Hands.

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Transformers Collectors Club Magazine June ' July Issue Now Arriving
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Watch your mailboxes, as the latest edition of the Transformers Collectors Club Magazine has started to arrive! The June / July edition is the Botcon edition, focusing on the attendance of James Horan, David Sobolov, the Rescue Bots cast and the Artists Alley. There is a brief update on the Figure Subscription Service, thanking everyone for their patience and affirming that the figures will be shipping after Botcon. There is also an update on the new TFCC website and the possibility that the magazine will soon have a digital version.

On the fiction front Beast Wars Shattered Glass continues and there are profiles of Scylla & Autojetter, plus a road map of the fiction universe. The issue is rounded out with an article on the Fairborns and the third part of the Transformers Menagerie series, featuring the Insecticons.

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Mastermind Creations Terminus Hexatron - Bio Card Artwork Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on June 06 '13 at 10:30 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
While we here at TFW2005.COM previously reported Mastermind Creations is are taking their time to work on some things to ensure a great product, TFW2005.COM member UNICRON-WMD dropped by our Transformers Fan Art Forum to share with us artwork he has been working on - the bio card for Terminus Hexatron! He shares with us both the line artwork he has worked on as well as the finished, colored version that will see print on the bio card to come packaged with the Terminus Hexatron figure. You can check out those illustrations after the jump.

EDIT: Shortly after posting this, UNICRON-WMD bounced back here to share more photos of his work. Those are mirrored here as well!

Along with this news, UNICRON-WMD shares with us that he is working on the bio cards for all of the Reformatted line! He states that he has completed both the Bovis and Talon from the Feral Cons as well! We certainly look forward to seeing the work on those!

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