By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Entertainment Website Mania
has updated with a new image and a clip from Friday's new Transformers Prime Beast Hunters episode, Rebellion. It's a huge battle for the fate of the Earth with the Autobots staking it all on an all-or-nothing assault on the Decepticons - but as well as Megatron, Shockwave and Starscream, the Autobots need to contend with the Predacon and a whole armada of Jet Vehicon Generals!
Check out the clip from the episode below!
Beast Hunters episode 4, Rebellion, airs on The Hub tomorrow Friday 12 April at 7:30 pm EST. But if you are impatient and just have to know what happens, BWTF has posted an advance and spoiler-riffic review
of the episode. Talk about it here
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By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Hot on the tails of our initial news post of this exclusive figure for the upcoming Charticon convention
, the guys organizing the inaugural convention have been posting a TON of updates on this highly anticipated figure! We've decided to devote a single "round-up" for them, so that you can view them all in one update!
The major news is that it is, in fact, including TWO Targetmaster type figures! These are redecos of the Mastershooter Collectible figures
, courtesy of site sponsor Captured Prey
. Attached to this article is a mock-up of those figures.
This figure is super-limited, and the "non-attendee" packages have sold out. However, don't fret! You can still join the party by attending the convention, as there are still attendee sets still available! Jump on over to the ordering page
if you plan to join the party! Also, there is some important information here
if you plan to attend and order this figure.
Also, if you have some skills but can't attend, the head sculpt is offered separately! This is also a more affordable version for those who passed on the non-attendee set and are unable to attend the convention. The head is available for $15. Jump directly on over to the Charticon site
for ordering information! If you end up going this route, be sure to post your own work in Radicons
via our Creative Forums
Read on for tons more information after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By DESTRO from TFW2005
TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers will be available in Blue, Black and Red Label editions. All three versions of the book will be housed in a tray case (this is the first Red Label to get a tray case) and signed by Nick Roche, Guido Guidi and James Roberts.
Everyone who pre-orders this book before 4/30/13 will receive an additional, exclusive lithograph print by Nick Roche & Guido Guidi.IDW Limited TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers
TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers - Blue Label $350
• Limited to TEN copies
• Hand-drawn team-up illustration by series artists Nick Roche and Guido Guidi (each artist drew one of the two characters in every illustration)
• Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
• Mounted signature page signed by Nick Roche, Guido Guidi & James Roberts
• Hardcover portfolio containing FIVE lithographs featuring the Blue Label artwork of Guido Guidi and Nick Roche
• Exclusive cover only available through this IDW Limited release
More Information on TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:80s Toy Expo
will be collecting toy and collectible donations for the TFcon 2013 Make-A-Wish Charity Auction
at the show this weekend. If you bring a new toy or collectible you will get into the dealer room 15 minutes earlier than your ticket time. Last year TFcon
raised $2705 for Make-A-Wish Canada in their first ever charity auction, help us beat that.
The 2013 Canadian 80s Toy Expo
will be April 14th, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario
. Special guests include Larry Kenney the voice of Lion-O in Thundercats and former WWF Superstar Tito Santana.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern),Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Free parking.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The latest issue of the Transformers Collector's Club Magazine, #50, has begun arriving in mailboxes. The top story in the issue is the confirmation that Hasbro will be making a Generations Hoist. He is a remold of Generations Trailcutter with a new head and a crane attachment in place of the back of the truck. The crane transforms into his gun.
Other highlights of the issue include:
Collector's Club subscription figure of Depth Charge as a homage to Marvel Transformers #22
Double page spread on the Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Termination Boxed set exclusives. Obsidian is now reportedly sporting an altered deco based on his appearance in the Beast Machines series. It is referred to as a "revised concept image".
The comic continues the Shattered Glass Beast Wars plotline. The Transformers Menagerie section covers the Dinobots. Bios are presented for Beast Wars Grimlock & Beast Wars II Dirge.
E-Hobby Magnificus will be available through the Transformers Collectors Club. Preorders will open 15 April 2013, price is $90.
Watch your mailboxes if you are club members for the latest issue.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
By way of Collecticon
, we have our first look at Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Megatron. Beast Hunters Megatron as perhaps we had anticipated is a remolded version of the previous Voyager toy, with a new weapon and extensive remolding for his "Hunter" armor. These images are of a mold-test prototype, which helpfully means we get a good look at what has been changed from the base figure. New / remolded parts include:
New remolded head, more menacing face.
New shoulders, spikier and more detailed.
New forearms, with fins at the wrists. The fins regrettably mean that the new gun needs an overlong handle to attach to the arm.
New lower legs / wings.
The clear purple section, which mounted the fusion cannon in vehicle mode on the first version of the mold, is enlarged and fills out the back more and we assume by extension also hides the arms in vehicle mode more.
New chest, which bears a slight passing resemblance to the beast mode head of Generation 1 Seacon Skalor.
The overall toy seems to have a fish theme going on with all the fins. The new weapon also keeps the fish theme going, and from what we can gather from the photos, the new gun appears to have a few sliding / folding parts as though it might actually transform into a sword.
If previous reports are correct, Megatron here will be the lone new toy in Beast Hunters Voyager Wave 4. Check out the pictures of him for an advance look at the latest incarnation of the leader of the Decepticons.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
For our next gallery, we're taking a step back from the new releases and having a look back at one of the rather cool redecos released in the recent years. Takara has a rather grand tradition of offering black repaints of Transformers characters, and one very popular choice for this treatment is Hot Rod / Rodimus. Here for you tonight is something rather cool - a gallery by our own SydneyY showcasing the Masterpiece Black Rodimus Convoy
, the crown jewel of Black Hot Rod Transformers!
Like most of the Black Rodimus characters, Black Rodimus Convoy is a doppleganger of Rodimus. In this version, he is the personification of all Generation 1 Rodimus' self doubt, insecurity and reluctance to lead that formed a second, dormant personality within the mind of Rodimus - until a chance encounter brought Rodimus to a Decepticon facility with a cloning machine, which allowed the evil personality to assume physical form and set out to rule all he encountered - Autobot and Decepticon alike.
Open the link below to check out the gallery of this awesome E-Hobby Masterpiece Transformer!Masterpiece MP-9B Black Rodimus ConvoyRead Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
As the GI Joe fans among us already know, this weekend is JoeCon! Hasbro as always were in attendance and, via our GI Joe sister site Hisstank, we can share a little news on the San Diego Comic Con exclusives for 2013
. Please note, this applies to the GI Joe exclusives rather than Transformers ones:SDCC can't be shown because they contracted with a national outlet for initial unveiling.
SDCC hint - Will be a bigger set, fill a void for many collectors, will have a surprising amount of figures they think the fans will be happy with. Didn't say it would be Joe/TF, but hinted it will probably carry forward.
What we can take from this is as follows:
The SDCC exclusives will be shown through a national outlet at some point, probably USA Today or MTV Geek in the next two months.
While not confirmed, we may
get another GI Joe / Transformers crossover set like the pictured Starscream Skystriker.
Brian Savage is also on record as having approached Hasbro Toy Shop with a view to offering the GI Joe SDCC 2013 exclusives through the GI Joe club store - we can infer from this the possibility that the Transformers SDCC 2013 exclusives might also be a part of the same deal and potentially offered through the Transformers Club Store.
Please bear in mind though, nothing is as yet set in stone. When more news of the Transformers side of things is revealed, you can find it posted right here on TFW2005! And for GI Joe news, be sure to check out the Hisstank
!Click here to check out more news coverage from JoeCon 2013!Read Replies (0)