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Mastermind Creations Seraph Prominion Nova Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on August 08 '13 at 12:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Cassy Sark on Facebook has shared a selection of CGI renders of the Mastermind Creations Seraph Prominion, an unofficial version of Nova Prime / Nemesis Prime from the IDW Comics. Scaled to a similar height as Hexatron, Seraph Prominion consists of a cab which transforms into a robot and a trailer which transforms into an armor cradle, Iron Man style, before combining with the smaller robot to form the mecha-raven winged Nova Prime who looms "like a vast, predatory bird".

We have mirrored the images, check them out attached to this post.

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Transformers Collectors Club Rampage and Transmutate Images
Posted by News Fetcher on August 08 '13 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Collectors Club has added new pages to their website showcasing the 2014 Membership Freebie figure Rampage / Protoform X as well as Transmutate, who will be sold exclusively through the Collector's Club store in 2014 and will serve as a companion piece to Rampage. Both Rampage and Transmutate use the Transformers Prime First Edition toys as their bases, Rampage is a redeco of the Deluxe First Edition Megatron with a new head, while Transmutate is a straight-up recolor of First Edition Arcee, and presumably represents what Transmutate could have been, had she not suffered the tragic accident that defined her episode of Beast Wars.

Rampage will be available free to all Transformers Collector's Club members who have an active membership through March 16 2014. Transmutate will be offered through the Collector's Club store at some point in 2014. Both characters will be featured in the Transformers Collectors Club comic strip for 2014.

Find out more about the Transformers Collectors Club or sign up by clicking here.

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Transformers Collectors Club Subscription Service Year 2 Treadshot First Look
Posted by News Fetcher on August 08 '13 at 11:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Official Transformers Collectors Club have updated the exclusives part of their website. In addition to showing off next year's membership freebie there is a placeholder graphic for the second year of the Transformers Subscription Service. The placeholder shows the head of Treadshot, who is a redeco of Generations Warpath. While he shares Warpath's head, the paint deco visible in this small image shows the Collectors Club has carefully recreated the look of Action Master Treadshot's head.

Check out the Collector's Club Exclusives page to learn more.

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Roberto Orci on what's next for Transformers after Transformers Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 03:16 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Roberto Orci, who along with Alex Kurtzman excutive produced Transforemers Prime, has taken part in a brief Q&A session with IGN and confirmed his involvement in the next Transformers show.

A key point of the discussion that will interest many of you is the statement about what is coming next. "It’s not really a reboot, it’s sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form." - Orci goes on to explain that this means they want to service the right audiences, they don't want to scare little kids the way Transformers Prime sometimes could. Essentially a parallel series that is "connected" but friendly to the family. In response to a follow-up question on this, Orci states that the look will be more kid-friendly, but the wit will still be there, it won't be any less entertaining or any less like Transformers, but they don't want to put off little kids with the series' intensity.

One thing that is interesting is that when asked if Transformers Prime as a story will be in continuity with this series, Roberto was non-committal, explaining that this very issue is currently under discussion - so while not a complete reboot, it sounds as though the new series being a direct sequel is equally not confirmed.

Watch this space for more news!

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TFW's Generations Megatron Gallery Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 03:01 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Next up in our series of galleries looking at the all-new IDW Comics series of Transformers Generations Deluxes is the lone Decepticon in the assortment, Megatron! This Megatron is based on the stealth bomber design the Decepticon leader sported from the "Return of the Decepticons" arc through to the conclusion of Chaos - a design which from its debut in the comics, fans have clamored for a toy of. Hasbro has heard the requests and has given fans what they asked for!

The IDW Generations Megatron is a very nicely designed figure. Cast mainly in black plastic, there is some glitter incorporated to give it a bit of sparkle and keep the toy from being too flat black. The black is broken up by two different tones of purple, and a few red highlights, used sparingly. It is a simple and entirely traditional Decepticon deco, and it works. Scale wise, Megatron is a modern Deluxe size, so a little smaller than his peers from a few years ago, but ignoring relative scale on the shelf - because after all, Transformers toy scale has always been subjective - and you have a toy whose design exudes menace. Megatron is tall and slender, yet broad shouldered. Like Trailbreaker, there is a lack of vehicle parts hanging off the robot mode, everything is ingeniously hidden, with the wingtips detaching and forming the railgun. Poseability is excellent, and Megatron can assume some of his truly iconic poses with ease. Overall, this is one of the best designed Deluxes to come out of Hasbro in the Generations line so far, and even if the size does bother you, I'd still recommend taking a look at this toy - it is very, very good and lots of fun to fiddle with.

Open the link below to check out our gallery and see for yourself:

Generations IDW Deluxe Megatron Gallery

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Transformers Legends Game War Dawn Event
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 02:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The next Transformers Legends game event has been announced! Next up is "War Dawn", which does not feature the Aerialbots or Orion Pax, disappointingly. It instead takes war in the other sense and gives us Combaticons! Vortex, Blast Off and Swindle are featured in this event as the special episode cards, and they will be facing off against an elite Autobot squad of spies and specialists led by Mirage, and featuring Trailcutter and Cliffjumper! This event kicks off today and runs through to next Tuesday August 13th. Check out the full text of the announcement after the break.

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ToyWorld Brainwave Unlicensed Brainstorm Color Images
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Some new images of ToyWorld's Brainwave (unofficial version of Brainstorm) have been posted online, showing off the colors of this unlicensed Headmaster. Brainwave takes a few liberties with the Brainstorm design, offering up one designed in the same vein as the original Brainstorm, but with a slew of its own unique touches. Check out all the images which came to us via Aces Toy Store attached to this post.

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Prime Toys Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime Trailer
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 01:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new trailer for Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime has been released. Prime Toys have released their own unofficial version of the trailer which transforms into the circular weapons rack from the opening battle at Chernobyl in Transformers Dark of the Moon. This version can mount the numerous accessories of a Leader Class Revenge of the Fallen / Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime on the central ring, including the Jetwing pack at the top. Please remember though this one is not an officially licensed product from Hasbro or Takara-Tomy.

If you are interested, the trailer is currently listed on several eBay auctions, such as this one where the pictures are taken from.

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Beast Hunters Beast Bites Humans Video
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Youtube channel has uploaded a new Transformers Prime "Beast Bites" video. This video focuses on the human allies of the Autobots, and those who are in on the secret - which as it turns out, is a whole lot of people! Check out "the Worst Kept Secret" embedded below:



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Diamond Comics Shipping List for August 14, 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 09:00 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member D-Drive has sent us the Diamond Comics shipping list for next Wednesday, August 14th. Shipping will be the big 30th Anniversary Collection Hardcover as well as the Dark Prelude trade paperback that captures the most recent six Spotlight issues.

TRANSFORMERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION HC
(W) Jim Sorenson (A) Various (CA) Alex Milne
It's a celebration 30 years in the making! Relive the landmark comics that helped define the legacy of TRANSFORMERS and read along with the creators that made these great comics as Jim Sorenson provides insight from a range of writers and artists that breathed life into the denizens of CYBERTRON. From Marvel to Dreamwave to IDW and other iterations in-between, this book is a must have for TF collectors!


TRANSFORMERS DARK PRELUDE TP
(W) Nick Roche & Various (A) Steve Kurth & Various (CA) Nick Roche
The Spotlight falls on Orion Pax, Thundercracker, Megatron, Bumblebee, Trailcutter, and Hoist in this collection of six individual stories that explain an important moment in each character's life. From the distant past to current events each story adds to Cybertronian lore.


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Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave Released at Canadian Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on August 07 '13 at 05:45 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Cybertron.ca reports that the Toys R Us exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave has been spotted at Canadian retail.

For info on the latest releases in Canada check out the Canadian Transformers Sightings Forum on Cybertron.ca

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Japanese Generations TG-29 Sandstorm Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 10:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
E-Hobby have also updated their preorder page for the Japanese Generations TG-29 Sandstorm with official images. The Japanese Sandstorm is notably a lot more orange, with the gun, cab and wings all done in orange plastic as opposed to the yellow or black they were in the US release. Other paint deco changes include some silver on the front bull-bars. Once again we have attached the images to this post for your perusal.

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Japanese Generations TG-28 Legends Megatron and Starscream Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 10:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
E-Hobby have updated their preorder page for the Japanese Generations TG-29 Megatron and Starscream Legends set with official pictures of the figures. The Japanese release of these Legends class toys gives Megatron a Generation 1 inspired deco rather than the IDW inspired deco of the US version. Starscream features a shinier deco and nul-ray blasters matched to the main figure's colors. Chop Shop is a darker shade looking more brown like the original Generation 1 toy, and Waspinator likewise has a modified deco with a more muted, shiny green on his body and a darker green on his arms. Check out the images attached to this news post.

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Japanese Generations Metroplex, Springer and Blitzwing In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 10:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy's Hisashi Yuki has tweeted some new in-hand images of Takara-Tomy's upcoming releases for the Japanese Generations line. His tweets include a shot of this month's Springer and Blitzwing in front of their boxes, along with some more images of the Japanese release of Metroplex, including one of Metroplex standing behind the Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures, making them look very tiny indeed! We have mirrored these images on our post here - read on to check them out!

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TFW's Generations Trailcutter Gallery Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
For our next gallery, we are bringing you a look at one of the most awaited Deluxe class toys Hasbro has released in their Generations line. Ever since the Classics line was revived as Universe, fans have eagerly awaited a Trailbreaker to complete their Classics set of original 1984 Autobots. Now at long last in the new IDW comic pack-in Generations series, Trailbreaker finally has his Classics toy! Renamed Trailcutter for trademark reasons (or because Whirl convinced him that having "breaker" in his name was a bad idea) the Autobot forcefield specialist is here to fill out a gap on those Classics Autobots shelves!

We'll get the negatives out the way first for this toy - yes, the vehicle mode is quite small or "compact" you might say, and yes, the robot mode is not quite as large as perhaps a Classics Trailbreaker ought to be. And yes, the torso has a small problem staying clicked in (but not like Generations Blitzwing levels of frustration). If you put that aside, though, ou have a very nicely designed Autobot for your collection. Trailcutter is solidly built, stout and free of extraneous vehicle bits in robot mode. A lot of his vehicle mass goes on his chest and arms, giving Trailcutter a heroic and well-built robot mode that nicely evokes a modern interpretation of the Generation 1 toy as well as the robot mode design featured in the More than Meets the Eye comics. Trailcutter's weapon is a shield / blaster hybrid that can store on the back to evoke the "two missiles on the shoulders" look of the Generation 1 toy. All in all, Trailcutter is a nicely designed Deluxe class toy, well-proportioned, spot on to the art, and extremely fun to play about with.

Enough of our rambling now - open the link below to check out our full gallery of Trailcutter to judge for yourself!

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Transformers 4 to film at GM's Lansing Delta Township plant
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 02:16 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers has enjoyed a partnership with General Motors throughout the first three live action movies, and that is a trend which looks set to continue with Transformers 4! According to MLive, this weekend 10-11 August 2013 will see the on-location shooting of Transformers 4 head to GM's Lansing Delta Township assembly plant. The plant is where the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave crossovers are made. According to GM this might be the first of many GM locations to be used, suggesting that Transformers 4 might involve the auto maker like never before. As always time will tell!

Check out the original report on MLive by clicking here.

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Nick Roche More than Meets the Bad Guys Print at Auto Assembly 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 02:01 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Nick Roche has tweeted some lineart for one of the prints that he will be selling at Auto Assembly 2013 this weekend. This print, titled "More than Meets the Bad Guys", showcases many of the villains featured in More than Meets the Eye over its first 19 issues - be warned, this print does include the villain from Remain in Light! Do not click on the thumbnail at left or the link above if you do not want the identity of the villain of this arc to be spoiled!

In a later tweet, Nick Roche has also teased a second print, "More than Meets the Feels". Lastly, Nick is polling interest in having more copies of last year's Lost Light crew print available at Auto Assembly 2013, which showcases the core cast of the first arc of More than Meets the Eye. If you want a copy, tweet Nick here to show your support!

Auto Assembly 2013 is taking place this weekend, 9 August - 11 August 2013 at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, England. As well as Nick Roche, guests include Neil Kaplan the voice of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, Dan Gilvezan the voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee, and Steve Blum the voice of Transformers Prime Starscream and Rescue Bots Heatwave, plus legendary Transformers comics writer Simon Furman, More than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts, and Andrew Wildman, Liam Shalloo, Ed Pirrie, Kat Nicholson, Jason Cardy, Kris Carter, John-Paul Bove and making their Auto Assembly debut, Andrew Griffith and Alex Milne! Find out more at the Auto Assembly homepage!

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Generations Sandstorm Concept Artwork by Nick Roche
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 01:46 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
On Twitter, Transformers artist extraordinaire Nick Roche has shared some concept artwork that he did for Hasbro. This concept artwork is for the Autobot Sandstorm, which was used for the Generations Sandstorm toy. Check out the tweet with the cool artwork that inspired one of the best Voyager Class toys of the year so far! And check out our site gallery to see how the concept compared with the final version.

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Transformers Universe Online Game In-Game Footage
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 01:46 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Youtube user MrTvii has posted some footage of the Transformers Universe game from Jagex. This game, which was in development for some time as a Multiplayer Online RPG before being announced to be converting to a League of Legends style Multiplayer Online Battle Arena has been quiet of late - this footage shows a look at what the eventual game might be like, if and when it is released.

Check out the footage below:



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Transformers 4 Publication To Be Released Next April
Posted by News Fetcher on August 06 '13 at 01:01 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Last time; for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Amazon first leaked the title and later the plot of the movie. This time, they have revealed a couple of upcoming publication for Transformers 4 without revealing any new detail.

"Transformers: Ultimate Storybook Collection" and "Transformers: Roll Out and Read Adventures" will release on April 22nd, 2014.

Book Description:
"Get ready for the new Transformers film with this bindup of illustrated, movie-based storybooks that is sure to thrill every young fan--Autobot or Decepticon!"

Also, a complete collection of Transformers: Classified by Ryder Windham will be released as "Transformers Classified: The Complete Mission" with a description of "An original Transformers novel series! When he stumbles upon two giant robots battling in the dust of the Nevada desert, Kevin Bowman gets swept up into the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his new friends, the Autobots, the twelve year-old looks for answers regarding his older brother's disappearance and uncovers a secret program that sends satellites to track incoming Transformers. Can Kevin save his family and the planet?"

Other than that, "Transformers Rescue Bots: Meet Blades the Copter-Bot" will be released on the same day.

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