By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Next up, we're on to the Voyagers in our series of galleries looking at the new Combiner Wars Transformers toys, and so, here's Silverbolt
! The leader of the Aerialbots with the crippling fear of heights is the first of the Generation 1 combiner team leaders to be updated for the Combiner Wars line, and he's rather cool.
Silverbolt himself is a great and faithful update of the original, right down to the passenger jet alternate mode that looks close to his original concord alternate mode. The robot mode likewise nails the look of the original, with all the style of an updated design much as we have been seeing throughout the Combiner Wars line. Silverbolt comes with a pair of accessories - a long rifle and a shield, both of which can mount on the arms, though the rifle also fits into Silverbolt's hands. The two accessories combine into a huge weapon which can mount beneath the nose of the jet mode. It even features a fake wheel molded in to compensate for the fact it covers the landing gear when attached.
The main draw of the Combiner Wars toys, though, is combining them into a single gigantic robot, and Silverbolt serves as the torso of the combination. Any four limbs can attach to form a gigantic and poseable combined mode - and make no mistake, the big guy, Superion, can hold poses well. Even simply combining the toys is a joy to do.
Silverbolt is a great example of what the Combiner Wars line is all about. He's solid on his own, but comes into his own if you also have the Deluxe class toys to make the limbs for his combined mode. Well worth checking out - and on that note, check out our gallery at the link below:Combiner Wars Voyager Silverbolt GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:Ontario Collectors Con
will be giving away high end door prizes all day long on Sunday, February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. The 3rd door prize announcement is a Unique Toys Splinter thanks to show sponsor Madhaus Collectibles
. You can check out Madhaus Collectibles for a great selection of Masterpiece and 3rd party Transformers toys at the show.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal
will be a guest at the 2015 event. Along with Road Warrior Hawk, Animal was one-half of possibly the greatest tag team of all time: the Legion of Doom. Animal will be available for autographs & photos in face-paint with his trademark spiked shoulder pads.
Veteran voice actor Ron Rubin
will be appearing at the 2015 Ontario Collectors Con as well. Fans of the 80s will recognize his work as Dr. Badvibes in the popular 1980s cartoon C.O.P.S., Artemis in the English version of Sailor Moon, The Vision in The Avengers: United They Stand, Germs Pondscum in Beetlejuice and Morph in X-Men.Ontario Collectors Con 2015
is February 1st at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Jim Sorenson has just put out a hefty update for the Transformers: Animated The Complete AllSpark Almanac on his blog, Disciples of Boltax
. First up, we have the new cover itself, drawn by Marcelo Matere and colored by Josh Perez. Secondly, Jim confirms that the book will include The AllSpark Almanac Addendum which was assembled for the Transformers Collectors' Club magazine, and about ten pages of new content teasing more of what Season 3.5 might look like. Here's the full quote form Jim himself:"It looks like The Complete AllSpark Almanac is just three short weeks away, with an ETA of February 18th at fine comic book stores everywhere. (Probably hitting Amazon shortly thereafter, available for preorder now.) Here's Marcelo Matere's beautiful cover for the book, with excellent Josh Perez colors. (Josh also lent his talents to some of the new bonus material inside the book.)
For those of you who missed our Radio Free Cybertron interview, this is going to be a massive, 472 page tome that combines The AllSpark Almanac, The AllSpark Almanac II, The AllSpark Almanac Addenda we put together for the Transformers Collectors' Club, and ten-ish pages of new content teasing more of what Season 3.5 might look like. We worked closely with Derrick Wyatt to ensure that the book was as close to 100% canon as possible, with all new material carefully vetted (and a bit of old material tweaked or recontextualized.) I hope that you all get a big kick out of this one. V1 and V2 are insanely hard to find and fetch ridiculous prices on the secondary market, so it's very nice to get this material back in print where everyone can get a copy."
The book will be available in three weeks, on February 18 - be sure to pick yours up!Read Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
Let's continue the Transformers Collector's Club news with some more in-hand images of upcoming figures, this time from the third installment of the Transformers Subscription Service. Once again the eBay seller lena81822
has put up an auction for a loose Carzap figure. Also, TFW2005 boards member cobra zartan
has linked us to even more images of both Carzap (who we see packaged in plastic bags) and Krok! We can't be absolutely sure if these are final, but if history repeats itself these are likely what fans will be receiving.
Are these going to be the first two figures released for TFSS 3.0? Stay tuned!Read Replies (0)
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Following the success of the first Michael Bay Live Action Transformers Movie back in 2007, Hasbro worked with movie studios around the world to bring your childhood toys into the big-screen. From toys such as G. I. Joe to board games like Battleship and Ouija, Hasbro is a live action movie machine with more live action movies such as Jem And The Holograms and Candyland down the pipeline.
It so happens that TFW2005 has stumbled upon another possible live action movie and a toyline from Hasbro. Once rivals of the Transformers Franchise, Gobots became the property of Hasbro when they acquired Tonka; the original creators of Gobots.
On January 21st and on January 24th, Hasbro has applied for a new Go-Bots trademark (this is not a renewal) under "distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs
" and "Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith
You can check out the Trademark documents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office here
.Read Replies (0)
By Matty from TFW2005
:The Maketoys website
updated earlier this morning to announce a new line of transforming robots: The RE:MASTER SERIES. This line is being speculated by our members as being a fit into the current line of Masterpiece styled Transformers, a trend that is taking the third party collecting world by storm. From Maketoys: "Re:master " , in a time where scale is everything.....Re:master is a new series to bring a new twist, new gimmicks, and maybe even a new scale to the world of transforming robots. An instant classic to an already bright and vibrant world of robots, we hope Re:master will have a place in everyone's hearts......and on their shelves!
No physical prototypes are available yet, but Maketoys showed off three blacked out silhouettes, and although we all would love to see a product shown off in full for the reveal this news is still exciting enough given the characters announced: RM-01 Cupola (Chromedome)
, RM-02 Gun Dog (Hound)
, RM-03 Hellfire (Inferno)
. Click on the individual links to take you to TFW's discussion thread of each figure.
So what do you think of Maketoys apparent entrance into Masterpiece scaled third party figures? Excited for the characters? Let us know what you think!Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
The Transformers Asia Facebook page
has just revealed the Hasbro Asia exclusive APS01U Optimus Prime Ultimate Addition! This release features a repainted Jetwing Optimus
sans battle mask with premium deco and is said to be "loaded with weapons and accessories". The latter is possibly more than meets the eyes since more details will be revealed soon.
What weapons and accessories aside from the Jetwing pack will this Optimus Prime Ultimate Edition come with? Stay tuned!Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Looking forward to the recently announced Masterpiece Generation 2 Bumblebee
? Feast your eyes on new stock images uploaded by Amazon Japan
! Aside from different views, we also get a look at all the accessories that will come with MP G2 Bumblebee.
Read on for more!Read Replies (0)
By Red Goblin from TFW2005
Here comes a great opportunity to see and meet your childhood heros because Texas Comicon just announced
their celebrity quest list, and it is big!
Texans will have an opportunity to meet the two biggest Transformers legends; Peter Cullen and Frank Welker! You can take a picture with them, have their photographs and attend their Q&A panel. You can check out the details right here.
The convention will be held in San Antonio Shrine Auditorium on August 7, 8 & 9..Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
TFW2005 boards member griffin-of-oz has brought something interesting to our attention today - Bidoofdude of Ozformers.com
reportedly wrote to Hasbro asking if Generations Legends Gnaw with Gnash and Brawn with Mudslinger would still be released. We had last heard of these figures before via leaked listings, but we haven't heard of them since, leading to some speculation that they may have been cancelled. However, Hasbro responded that they are indeed still planned to come out, and will be released some time in 2015, likely as part of the Combiner Wars line-up.
You can read the exchange below:I've noticed that the Generations Legends Class figures for this year skip numbers #11 through #17. Is there a reason for this? Is it related to the listed Legends Brawn with Mudslinger and Gnaw with Gnash that seemingly didn't happen?
Could we be seeing Brawn (and less importantly, Gnaw) as a Legends figure in the Combiner Wars toyline in the coming year, as he is the only 1984 minibot without a figure yet?
To which Hasbro responded with:There are plans for the distribution of these characters in 2015, unfortunately I do not have an exact date of arrival.
Take this with a grain of salt for now, but if true, we could very likely be seeing these figures at rapidly-approaching New York Toy Fair.Read Replies (0)
By Sentinel from TFW2005
Sharp eyed board member iOnlyEatEnergon noticed that 3A has released their Dark of the Moon Megatron Lookbook
, which includes some teaser images of their upcoming Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime figure.
3A creates highly detailed and incredibly articulated action figures based on the Dark of the Moon movie characters.
Optimus was originally scheduled for reveal in January and looks to be completed, so look for a product announcement soon.Read Replies (0)