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Takara-Tomy Generations Metroplex, Legends Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Set, GT Maximus Toy Image
Posted by News Fetcher on April 18 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of our sponsors TFSource, we can report on some new listings from Takara-Tomy including a second utterly gigantic Transformer coming out in Japan this September - that's right, one of the new listings is for Generations Japan Metroplex. Transformers GT Maximus is also confirmed for a release in September after what feels like months of waiting for news, and we have the first true promotional material for him - he comes with his Master Sword. Rounding it out there is a Japanese Generations four pack of Legends Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and their Mini-Con partners, which features metallic paint.

The full listings for September are as follows:

Generations Japan TG-23 Metroplex
Generations Japan TG-24 Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Set
Transformers GT GTR-04 GT Maximus

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Bot Shots 2013 Wave Three Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 18 '13 at 04:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro has updated their Transformers website with listings for Bot Shots 2013 Wave 3 single packs! Wave 3 appears to be adding one more toy into the mix, back up to five toys per wave after a couple of four toy waves. This wave features:

Spin Shot Megatron
Flip Shot Twinstrike
Blitz Shot Inferno
Blitz Shot Autobot Hound
Flip Shot Skywarp - this assortment's chase "Super Bot" figure!

Of note is that the 2012 style Bot Shots are now being called "Blitz Shots". Inferno is a Sentinel Prime redeco, and Hound is a redeco of Ironhide. Check out the official images of them all attached to this story.

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Hasbro Fans Choice Transformers Poll
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro have made a major new addition to their website. Kicking off the 30th anniversary of Transformers - the "Thrilling 30" - Hasbro has for the first time added a "fan's choice" poll. The Fan Built Bot Poll, as it is called, polls fans on five different topics - faction, alternate mode, signature weapon, color scheme and personality - with a view to bringing the character to life with a toy and inclusion in the IDW Transformers comics. Moreover, in another first for Hasbro, we will be able to follow the design progress of the Fan Built Bot as throughout the process sketches, images and more will be posted on Transformers.com.

Click here to check out the poll and cast your vote - you may vote daily, so be sure to vote often!

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Excellent Toys CR-M01 Transformable SD Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Third party group Excellent Toys have revealed a new unlicensed version of Optimus Prime. They are taking a different approach to the usual third party releases and going for a very cartoonish super-deformed style Optimus Prime - one that can actually transform, if these images are any indication. There are two versions shown, a classic style one with squared boxy arms and smokestacks, and one with a more modern IDW design. Box feature the IDW split chest design, though. Check out the preview image attached to this story.

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Comic Preview and Bio for Upcoming e-HOBBY Magnificus
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 09:30 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
e-HOBBY has updated their website with the bio of the upcoming Magnificius release, as well as a colored cover image of the comic that will be included with the release.

Please bear in mind that the translation of the bio is VERY ROUGH:

Name: Magnificus
Status: Exile

Once Military Affairs Advisor for Mebion, Magnificus was betrayed by an unknown comrade and banished to frontier space. Forced to serve as a gun-for-hire, he has spent long years on the run from bounty hunters with his comrade-in-arms, Gamede. But the pair has finally found a means to achieve their revenge: body data stolen from Perceptor using Gamede's ability to shrink to atomic size! Redesigning his body using this data, Magnificus has successfully mastered the art of "Psychometry", which is the ability to see residual images by scanning objects and other lifeforms. Can Magnificus master this ability and use it to determine the identity of his betrayer?


The e-HOBBY exclusive Magnificus will be available both through e-HOBBY and the Transformers Collector's Club.

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In-Hand Photos of Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 08:45 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
First seen at the New York Toy Fair this year, Robot Kingdom has uploaded in-hand photos of the soon-to-be-released Generations Legends Class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Released in two-packs with Targetmaster companions, these toys are based on IDW designs of the characters, and are packed in with Target Master companions: Optimus Prime being packed in with his usual comrade Roller (Who now has a robot mode and a gun mode), and Bumblebee comes with Blazemaster.

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In-Hand Photos of Generations Springer and Blitzwing
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 08:45 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
You didn't think we'd have in-package photos only today, did you? Courtesy of our friends and sponsors over at Robot Kingdom, we now have in-hand images of both the upcoming Generations Blitzwing and Springer!

But you aren't reading this to hear me blabber on, are you? Click the news story to check out all of the photos.

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IGear Mini Warriors MW-12 Stinger and MW-13 Rocky Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 07:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Third party group Igear is on a roll. Last night, the next two figures in their Mini-Warriors line were revealed in the form of MW-10 Red Baron (Powerglide) and MW-11 Busta (Wheelie). Today, the group has revealed via their Facebook page a homage to Generation 1 Bumblebee as MW-12 Stinger and a homage to Cliffjumper as MW-13 Rocky!

Check out the renders after the jump!

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Diamond Comics Shipping List for April 24th
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '13 at 06:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to D-Drive, we have next weeks Diamond Comic Shipping list for Wednesday, April 24th. On tap for our beloved Transformers:

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #16 (also shipping 1-in-10 incentive)

(W) James Roberts (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Alex Milne, Nick Roche
AFTERMATH! The battle for the Lost Light is over. As the survivors bury the dead, one Autobot begins a secret journey that will change everything. This special issue marks the beginning of "Remain in Light"-the game-changing finale to the first More Than Meets The Eye mega-story arc!

Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Alex Milne and 1 by Nick Roche.

GI JOE / TRANSFORMERS TP VOL 03

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Joe Ng & Various (CA) Brendan Cahill
The G.I. JOE vs The Transformers saga continues as the AUTOBOTS return to earth and with the help of G.I. JOE plan on destroying all Cybertronian technology. But Serpentor has other objectives.

TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION HC VOL 01 RED LABEL ED

(W) Simon Furman & Various (A) Mark D. Bright & Various (CA) E. J. Su
From IDW Publishing. Collecting seventeen issues of Transformers comics from IDW Publishing in suggested reading order, this run is sure to redefine your experience with the Robots in Disguise. Volume 1 collects Megatron Origin #1-#4, Spotlight: Blurr, Spotlight: Cliffjumper, Spotlight: Shockwave, Spotlight: Nightbeat, Spotlight: Hot Rod, Spotlight: Soundwave, and Infiltration #0-#6. This special edition is limited to 275 hand-numbered copies, never to be reprinted, with a custom-designed hand-built slipcase and cover by EJ Su. Includes a mounted signature page signed by six Transformers creators including Coller, Furman, Matere, McCarthy, Milne and Su. Cover and case are printed in a silver metallic ink that jumps off the page. From signature pages to endpages, this IDW Limited edition has been rebuilt from the ground up.

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In Package Pictures of Generations Voyager Wave 3 and Legends Wave 3
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 10:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Site sponsor, Robot Kingdom, has updated their preorder pages and their Facebook page with new in package pictures of the upcoming Generations Voyagers Springer and Blitzwing. We get a good look at the front and back of the packaging for both of the figures. Of interest, the back of Blitzwing's packaging confirms that he will have three changeable faces ala influence from the Animated version of the character.

Also shown are some new images of the Legends two packs of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.

Robot Kingdom notes that these figures are now shipping. So hopefully a full US retail release won't be far behind! We've mirrored the images here for your enjoyment. Click on the title bar to check them out!

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IGear Mini Warriors MW-10 Red Baron and MW-11 Busta Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 08:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
3rd party group Igear has updated their Facebook page with renders of the next two characters in their Mini Warriors line. First up is MW-10 Red Baron, a homage to Generation 1 Powerglide that includes a gatling gun weapon. Second, is Busta. A homage to Generation 1 Wheelie. Complete with slingshot weapon and a name to reflect his unique way of speech.

No other information is given on their Facebook page regarding a possible release date. However, one can wager these will be priced similarly to the other upcoming Mini Warriors (Duneraker, Bushwacker, Cogz and Veer) due for release in May.

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Transformers Go! G01-03 silhouettes
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 03:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
An image has surfaced which purports to show the silhouettes of the three Japan-only Transformers Go! Samurai. G01, 02 and 03 are new molds with a combination gimmick which allows them to assume three different combined modes. These silhouettes hint at what the individual robots might be - one thing that is very obvious is the emphasis on melee weapons. Check out the alleged silhouette at left.

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Beast Hunters Cyberverse Shockwave & Starscream In Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Thanks to oscarfung of ACTOYS & HobbyBase we now have new in-hand images of:

Beast Hunters Cyberverse Shockwave

Beast Hunters Cyberverse Starscream
The logical one Shockwave has all new tooling, meanwhile Starscream is a retooled release of the 1st Transformers Prime Cyberverse Starscream figure. Check out new images of these Cyberverse figures by clicking the headline of this article.

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New Images Of Beast Hunters Cyberverse Abominus & Terrorcons
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 10:15 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Yesterday, the 1st in-hand images of Cyberverse Abominus surfaced online, and more images have surfaced today from HobbyBase and oscarfung of ACTOYS. In addition to the combined mode, there are also images of:

Blight

Windrazord

Predacon Rippersnapper
Check out the new images by clicking the headline!

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NJCC 2013 Dan Khanna As Guest Artist!
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '13 at 07:00 AM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
NJCC 2012 Attack of the Toys adds Dan Khanna as guest Transformers Artist. Dan started his Transformers career as a fan artist, creating commissioned drawings of Transformers characters and action scenes. He gained fame in the community, and has since become part of the creative team for the new Fun Publications-run Fan Club and conventions, illustrating and plotting Club & BotCon comics as well as designing heads and character mock-ups for exclusive toys.



NJCC 2013 Spring Dealer Room Is Now Sold Out! We have an amazing selection of dealers from all over the east coast for the spring NJCC. We are looking forward to helping you complete you collection on April 28th 2013!

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Early Admission 8am to 10am $20.00
General Admission 10am to 4pm $10.00

More Updates Coming Soon……
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Michael Bay Talks Filming Transformers 4 With New Audio & Video Technology
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '13 at 08:45 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Looks like today is dedicated for Transformers 4 News. Michael Bay has spoken to Collider on an exclusive interview at the Cinemacon regarding various new Technology he will be using for Transformers 4.

"Over the last few years, IMAX has been quietly developing a smaller digital camera with amazing resolution. And while that would be great on its own…the new camera would also shoot in 3D! However, since no one had been talking about it recently, I figured IMAX was stuck trying to get the tech to work and it’d be years before we’d see it in action. I thought wrong. Tonight on the CinemaCon red carpet for Paramount’s presentation, Michael Bay told me he’s going to be shooting the big showcase scenes in Transformers 4 with the new, smaller IMAX 3D digital camera!"

Here's [The Collider] interview with Bay. He also revealed he won’t be shooting in 48fps, he’s excited about Dolby Atmos, and more.



Main points of the interview are highlighted after the jump.

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Stanley Tucci Joins Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '13 at 08:15 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
More Transformers 4 News from CinemaCon 2013 and more to come it seems.

Michael Bay has announced that Stanley Tucci has joined the cast of Transformers 4 and he’ll also be announcing another cast member name as well.

Mr. Tucci is an Emmy Award winning actor and you may know of him recently as the Scientist Abraham Erskine who "created" Captain America on the movie Captain America: The 1st Avenger.

While we warmly welcome a great actor like Stanley Tucci to our Transformers Family we are also eagerly awaiting the surprise announcement from Mr. Bay. It is said that the next cast announcement is another female cast member.

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Transformers 4 Footage To Be Filmed In IMAX
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '13 at 08:00 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Greg Foster; the Chairman of IMAX has announced at CinemaCon that Paramount has agreed to film certain footage of Transformers 4 in IMAX.

With this piece of info, we are certain to see certain portions of the movie in non-letterbox format in 70mm. Last time this happened was for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Despite Transformers Dark of the Moon was shown at IMAX theaters, it was not originally filmed in IMAX and was 'digitally re-mastered' to IMAX.

Late March, we also learned that Transformers 4 will be filmed in 3D.

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JustiToys WST Military Transport Astrotrain G1 Toy Colors
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '13 at 02:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
One further bit of unlicensed Transformers-like products news for you tonight - a new version of the JustiToys WST Military Transport is being made. Limited to 500 pieces, this version of Military Transport (WST Astrotrain) is based on the original Generation 1 toy coloration. It's the third outing for the design, which was previously released in Generation 1 cartoon / toy prototype colors and black and white vintage Takara deco colors. This version is reported to be a limited edition of 500 pieces, according to the listing on Chimungmung where we are getting this news from.

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Dr Wu TP-09 Dark Star Saber
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '13 at 02:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Dr Wu has revealed another one of their upcoming accessories on Weibo - a Dark Star Saber for Transformers Prime Megatron. Wielded by Megatron in the latter episode of Transformers Prime the Dark Star Saber was a terrifying weapon. This accessory will mark the second third party Dark Star Saber - Corbot V is making the other - although this one does not include Megatron's grave-robbed new arm.

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