By DESTRO from TFW2005
The Grand Opening event for Transformers The Ride 3D was this afternoon and it all kicked off with a red carpet event, and ended with a battle between the Autobots with NEST vs. Megatron and the Decepticons. Red carpet talent and VIP's included.
Mark Woodbury President of Universal Creative
Bryony Bouyer - Senior VP Hasbro
Tom Williams CEO Universal Parks
Bill Davis CEO Universal Orlando
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Today is the last day of International Licensing Expo 2013 and already Hasbro has scored some big deals
with other companies worldwide.
The biggest name associated with Hasbro is undoubtedly: Transformers. Yesterday, we announced
Hasbro’s plan to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Transformers with publishing. With books being Food for your mind, why not have some food for your tummy?
Today at the Expo, Hasbro came to an agreement with Brand Licensing Team (BLT) for food and beverage extensions for various Hasbro properties in the U.S. and Canada, including Transformers.“For Hasbro, the alignment with Brand Licensing Team made sense because of their long-term strategic approach and experience in the food and beverage industry,” says Simon Waters, senior vice president, global brand licensing and publishing, Hasbro. “We were impressed with their go-to-market plans and ideas to infuse our beloved Hasbro brands into the lives of consumers in a new way.”
Brazilian apparel retailer LEADER has also extended its relationship with Hasbro to expand the Transformers, My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop lines into categories such as footwear and accessories this holiday season.
We are yet to see what Hasbro is showcasing at the International Licensing Expo 2013, but enjoy their Company Entertainment and Licensing Video (which they debut for the 2011 International Licensing Expo) below:Read Replies (0)
By Lumpy from TFW2005
Well, after many, many months of delays, the Transformers Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service have finally started to ship! Check your inbox for shipping confirmation, check your mailboxes for a surprise package and get ready to see who shipped first!
Was it the Beast Wars hero Ultra Mammoth or an Action Master update in Circuit? Maybe the highly desired Scourge or Slipstream? Could it possibly hit the Jackpot? Or is it the Generation 1 Stunticon Breakdown! Find out below. We've hidden the name for those who don't want to be spoiled, but inside the thread, you will get spoiled, so be warned.
The first figure to arrive is none other than everyone's favorite Decepticon from Robots in Disguise, SCOURGE!
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By XJunky from TFW2005
2005 sponsor BigBadToyStore
put up several new preorder listings
this morning for the next entries to the Masterpiece line:MP-20 WheeljackMP-21 Bumblebee
The long awaited figures are currently listed at a preorder price of $79.99 a piece, and are expected in the second quarter of 2014!
Additionally, preorders are also open for MP-12G Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe
, which is due out in the first quarter of 2014, listed at a price of $89.99.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist Casey Coller
will be attending TFcon 2013. Casey is known to fans for his work on IDW’s Transformers: Ironhide, All Hail Megatron, Robots in Disguise, Spotlights Drift, Blurr and Cliffjumper, More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers Ongoing, and Heart of Darkness.. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.TFcon, the world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place July 26th to 28th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre. You can pre-register online for TFcon 2013 via this link
for the exclusives VAN GUARDIAN and ROSWELL.
TFcon 2013 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actors Jack Angel the voice of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in the Generation 1 cartoon plus Dick Gautier the voice of Rodimus Prime, in addition to Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and Transformers comic book writer James Roberts, Transformers comic book artists Livio Ramondelli and Josh Perez with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is still available
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
We have received a Press Release from Hasbro regarding the publishing they will release to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of one of the greatest franchises in existence; Transformers."With both TRANSFORMERS and MY LITTLE PONY gearing up celebrations for their 30th Anniversaries, it is the perfect time to celebrate the magic and excitement of both brands with the publication of very special books that will appeal to fans of all ages, whether they've been with us for 30 years or 30 minutes," said Michael Kelly, Director of Global Publishing at Hasbro. "We are working with the very best publishers in the business to bring these unique books to life, and readers will marvel over never before published artwork, compelling original stories, and detailed information sure to satisfy the most avid fan and collector."
Hasbro-branded collectible books in-the-works include:
TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary Comic Collection by IDW Publishing
Collecting 30 influential comics from across 30 years of TRANSFORMERS history, this handsome hardcover volume draws from multiple timelines and continuities, including classic Generation One, the live action movies, TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED, and more.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe by Little, Brown and Company
New York Times Bestseller Matthew Reinhart brings fans the quintessential TRANSFORMERS Pop-Up experience. Celebrate the history, heroes, and villains of the TRANSFORMERS universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece. Chock full of TRANSFORMERS facts and showcasing 35 TRANSFORMERS, including a towering OMEGA SUPREME that is Reinhart's tallest pop ever.
TRANSFORMERS Covenant of Primus by 47North & becker&mayer
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By ORIO from TFW2005
2005 Board member, D-Drive, has once again been kind enough to share with us next week's Diamond Comic Shipping list. On tap for June 26th, 2013 is:
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 04(W) Simon Furman, Ian Rimmer (A) Geoff Senior & Various (CA) Andrew Wildman
Classic Transformers tales from the UK continuity begins here! Re-mastered and re-colored, these vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ENERGIZE DVDFrom Shout! Factory! Transformers Rescue Bots is created specifically for the younger generation of Transformers fans and features a group of Autobots charged with a mission to protect and learn about humans. Stationed by Optimus Prime on a technologically advanced island, the Rescue Bots - Heatwave, Boulder, Blades and Chase - team with a human family of first-responders, including a police chief, firefighter, rescue pilot and engineer, to keep peace and safety in their new found home. Alongside their new human friends, the Rescue Bots learn teamwork and heroism.Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Here’s a tiny bit of news from the International Licensing Expo 2013
Paramount has revealed
their Transformers 4 Teaser Poster and it’s basically the TF4 Logo which we've seen before, followed by the release date.
However, we are yet to see what is over there at the Hasbro Booth. They too may have a Teaser Poster of their own and related Licensed Merchandise for the upcoming movie.
If you are at the International Licensing Expo 2013, make sure to take some pics of the upcoming products related to Transformers and share with us.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
CenoKibble has dropped by our 2005 Boards to share with us some in-hand images of the Auto Assembly 2013 and TFcon 2013 shared exclusives, Robot Manuel X / Prototype X and Project Z / Robot Basil Z. The duo, recolored versions of Mech Ideas popular unofficial Wreckers Apex and Geminus, are inspired by Argentinian Generation 2 toys Robot Man X and Robot Man Z / Salt Man Z. These images also show that these toys come with the added bonus of chromed weapons (and chromed drills on Z).
Both toys will be available at TFcon and Auto Assembly 2013 this summer, and each is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.
TFcon 2013 is taking place over the weekend of July 26th to 28th, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Special guests include Dick Gautier (Rodimus Prime), Jack Angel (Ultra Magnus) and Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia). Find out more and pre-register at the TFcon homepage
Auto Assembly 2013 is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England. Special guests include Steve Blum (Transformers Prime Starscream), Neil Kaplan (Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime) and Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee). Find out more and pre-register at the Auto Assembly homepage
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