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Encore 20A Devastator Animation Version In-Hand Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on January 09 '13 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
From ACToys user foklau we have a few in-package images of the Transformers Encore 20A "animation type" Devastator. Encore 20A's box art has been given a facelift to match the altered designs of the Constructicons, most notably, the head on the artwork of Devastator. The new head is presented as a major selling feature, and has its own window in the box.

Click on the link above to check out the images.

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Featured Ebay Auctions - Prototype Robot Heroes and More
Posted by News Fetcher on January 09 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
For the first set of Featured Ebay Auctions of 2013, we have a bunch of Transformers Prototypes to check out. Included in this selection are more than a few rare Robot Heroes Prototypes. Check them out below.

Transformers Universe Robot Heroes Megatron Prototype Hardcopy | eBay
Transformers G1 Powermaster Optimus Prime Reissue Tru Prototype RARE | eBay
Transformers Autobot Alternators Smokescreen Prototype Unfinished | eBay
Transformers Minicons Wideload Prototype | eBay
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Diamond Comics Shipping List for January 16th
Posted by News Fetcher on January 09 '13 at 09:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member D-Drive has once again supplied us with the Diamond Comics Shipping list for next week. On top for the 16th of January is:

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT THUNDERCRACKER #1 (also shipping 1-in-10 variant)

(W) John Barber (A) Chee (CA) Chee, Livio Ramondelli
In the dark days of the war for Cybertron, THUNDERCRACKER had a special mission-one never revealed before! Now, as he faces off against BUMBLEBEE for the first time, the fate of METROPLEX-and an entire civilization-is at stake!

Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Chee and 1 by Livio Ramondeli.

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Fans Want It FWI-3 Jet Power Upgrade Kit Prototype Photos
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 11:00 PM
By process from TFW2005:
The Planet Iacon Facebook Group has posted a pair of new photos of the Fans Want It FWI-3 Jet Power Upgrade Kit, designed for ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime. The kit includes a multitude of SR-71 Blackbird parts that attach as shoulder, chest, and leg armor, as well as a jetpack, wings, and weaponry. The produced effect is reminiscent of the combined form of Optimus Prime and Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

We do not currently have any information regarding release date, cost, or compatibility across the various versions of the Leader Class mold.

Staff Note: This is a third party add-on not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara Tomy.

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Rescue Bots Energize Wave 2 Blades and Boulder
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Prime is not the only line with new release news coming forward this week - by way of new official images from Hasbro, we can confirm that Transformers Rescue Bots will get a second wave of "Energize" figures, consisting of retooled versions of Boulder the Construction-Bot and Blades the Copter-Bot. Each features translucent blue plastic like the first four Energize releases currently on pegs, and each comes with a new rescue themed accessory - a rescue winch for Blades and a drill for Boulder.

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Jack Reynor Officially Confirmed for Transformers 4; Second Trilogy of Movies Planned
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Michael Bay has posted an update on his official website, confirming that Jack Reynor (previous credits including "What Richard Did") has been cast for Transformers 4.

This confirms the rumor that surfaced in December last year that Jack Reynor had landed the role.

On the subject of the movie's story, Michael Bay had the following comments to make:

Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.

This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.


A new trilogy of movies is a bold statement (and no doubt dependent on box office profits); however this does confirm the intent for new Transformers movies to carry on being made for a good many years to come.

As always, watch this space for future developments.

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CST-01 Rhinohorn and CST-02 Ironpaw Images
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 12:15 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
TFW2005 Site Sponsor RobotKingdom has updated their Facebook with new images of two upcoming new products, from the new Third Party group known as KFClub (Which apparently stands for Keith's Fantasy Club.) Based on the G1 Cassettes Ramhorn and Steeljaw, KFClub is planning on releasing CST-01 "Rhinohorn" and CST-02 "Ironpaw" sometime in February. These cassettes are also designed to fit in the chest of MP-13 Soundwave. There is no other information, including price, available at this time.

Please remember that these are third-party products not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara.

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New iGear MW-01C Chromed Spray Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 12:15 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Third party company iGear has revealed via their website a new redeco of their previously released MiniWarrior "Spray", who was based on Generation One Seaspray. Taking a page from Seaspray's redeco history, a Generation Two-esque Chromed version of Spray and is currently available for preorder on iGear's storefront. iGear MiniWarriors collectors, be warned, as MW-01C is limited to only 500 pieces and is slated for release sometime in April of this year.

Please remember that this is a third-party product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara.

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Transformers 4 to Film in Chicago?
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 08:30 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
It's time for a pinch of salt, as we have another Transformers 4 rumor from the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog that the next entry in the Transformers Live-Action film franchise will be returning to Chicago for filming.

"It seems that Transformers franchise might be returning to Chicago. This weekend while in the city participating in an advance screening and doing press interviews to promote Broken City. Mark Wahlberg answered questions about Transformers 4. A source reports hearing that Wahlberg said he is house hunting for a rental to use while filming Transformers 4 in the Chicago area during the summer.

The idea really isn't much of a stretch as Michael Bay frequently praised the city when they hosted him while filming his huge scenes for Transformers: Dark of the Moon that often required him to alter and close many major streets. Since the fourth movie takes place 4 years after Dark of the Moon, its possible that the Decepticons are not yet done with the city or possibly fallout from the siege has a part in the film. No other details yet but hopefully learn more as the local press post their interviews closer to the January 18 release date of Broken City.
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As with all movie rumors, please take any and all information prior to an official announcement with a grain of salt. Be sure to keep it here on TFW2005 as we bring you the latest Transformers news, including news for the upcoming movie, as it happens.

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Transformers Regeneration One #87 & Robots In Disguise #13 Previews
Posted by News Fetcher on January 08 '13 at 07:00 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Tomorrow brings forth new Transformers Comics to your local comic shops! We've got previews to tide you over.

Transformers Regeneration One #87
WAR CRY! The conquest of IACON begins in earnest, as SCORPONOK's game-changing strategy threatens the very nature of what it means to be AUTOBOT... Or DECEPTICON! And HOT ROD begins his own personal odyssey to the very heart of CYBERTRON-where ancient forces are stirring!

Transformers Robots In Disguise #13
ON THE PROWL! It's 'no more mister nice guy,' as CYBERTRON burns and one AUTOBOT is all that stand between order and anarchy. Meet the new PROWL-deadlier than ever, colder then any other AUTOBOT, and ready to end the DECEPTICON threat-forever.

Read on to preview these issues!

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Promo Spot #2 - Video Transmission from Shockwave
Posted by News Fetcher on January 07 '13 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers Youtube channel has updated with a new clip promoting the upcoming third season of Transformers Prime, Beast Hunters. All is not well in Shockwave's lab on Cybertron as he sends a transmission to Megatron...

Check out the clip below:



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Get your photo taken with Megatron - Megatron walk-around character at Universal Studios Hollywood
Posted by News Fetcher on January 07 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here's a story for the Decepticon fans - a new walk-around character has debuted at Universal Studios Hollywood, and he's rather menacing! Yes, Megatron from Transformers Dark of the Moon can now be spotted stomping around Universal Studios Hollywood to promote Transformers the Ride. He joins Optimus Prime and Bumblebee as walk around characters that park guests can have their photos taken with.

Check out the original report at Inside the Magic.

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Beast Hunters Deluxe Starscream
Posted by News Fetcher on January 07 '13 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A poster on ACToys has shared some images of the cross-sells on the bottom of the Beast Hunters Bulkhead and Smokescreen packaging which we saw yesterday. Alongside those two figures and Ripclaw, we have a look at the mystery fourth figure in the assortment whom we can confirm as a new, Deluxe class, version of Starscream! Beast Hunters Starscream like most of the rest of the returning characters features an armored, spikey new design, and seems a bit more squat than the usual tall, slender depiction of Prime Starscream (although it might be the photo angle). Starscream comes with what looks like a capture claw accessory, a long red weapon with silver claws at its tip.

This report comes to you via Snakas & Autobase Aichi.

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MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw In Hand Photos
Posted by News Fetcher on January 07 '13 at 01:15 AM
By process from TFW2005:
ACTOYS.net member sweet13524 has uploaded in-hand photos of the upcoming MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw set.

As is evident from the photos, MP-16 comes in the standard black Takara Tomy Masterpiece box. Although we've seen the various accessories that are included with this set, including pile drivers and weapons for Frenzy, photos of the instructions reveal some details about the interaction between these cassette figures and the also soon-to-be-released MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave. Notably, Masterpiece Soundwave appears to have storage compartments for Frenzy's weapons, and he can mount the pile drivers on his arm as a double-barreled cannon.

Check out all the photos after the jump!

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Transformers: Prime 4th Japanese Opening & Closing Credits
Posted by News Fetcher on January 06 '13 at 08:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Courtesy of YouTube user walruslaw, we have the fourth set of Opening and Ending Themes for the Japanese dub of Transformers: Prime.





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Year of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme In Hand Pics
Posted by News Fetcher on January 06 '13 at 07:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Following up on our pics of Platinum Edition Energon Optimus Prime and thanks to Planet Iacon via ACToys, we now have some gorgeous in hand pictures of the upcoming Year of the Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme figure. This remold of the Energon Omega Supreme figure features a new head and new claw arm and is expected to be released late this month. So far, this figure is looking gorgeous and should represent well in either a Classics figure display or a War for Cybertron display.

Click the title bar to join in the ongoing discussion and share your thoughts.

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Beast Hunters Deluxe Bulkhead and Smokescreen
Posted by News Fetcher on January 06 '13 at 07:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to a new auction on Taobao, we now have our first pictures of Beast Hunters Wave 2 Deluxe Bulkhead and Smokescreen! These two brand new molds will be joining Ripclaw in the 2nd assortment. Deluxe Bulkhead features a Roadbuster inspired color scheme as well as a disc launcher. This will be our first US release of a deluxe Smokescreen figure and will come with a net launcher and the Beast Hunters trademarked spikes and armor.

Click on the title bar to check out the pics!

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Headrobots Drone (Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk to Whirl Conversion Kit) Final Product Images
Posted by News Fetcher on January 05 '13 at 02:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our sponsors TFSource have sent us some finished product pictures of the Headrobots Drone kit. Drone is a conversion kit for Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk, to convert him into a Classics style version of the Generation 1 Wrecker, Whirl. These pictures show the finished kits in all their glory, along with a couple of repeats of earlier images to give you an idea of how this unlicensed kit looks when installed on the figure.

TFSource reports that the set is due to start shipping out next week as well, so get those spare Tomahawks ready if you are investing in this kit. The preorder page on TFSource can be viewed here.

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TFW Generations Fall of Cybertron Grimlock Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on January 05 '13 at 06:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We'll kick off our 2013 gallery updates with a new toy of a character who is very dear to me - Grimlock! Fall of Cybertron Grimlock is another one of those toys who occupies a happy medium between lines, blending with Classics, Fall of Cybertron or even Prime with varying degrees of success, and beyond all that, he's just plain awesome. He's tall in robot mode and imposing in dinosaur mode, with a gimmick that makes sense for the character and that does not get in the way of the rest of the toy's operation. Excellent poseability in robot mode is the icing on the cake. Some fans were disappointed that the original Classics Grimlock was, in their eyes, not a worthy update to Grimlock, well, thanks to Fall of Cybertron we now have a Grimlock who is a lot closer to the Generation 1 original, and nice and big to go with it.

What we have for you here is a nice extensive gallery showcasing Grimlock's dinosaur and robot modes, along with comparisons with previous Grimlocks and a selection of images showing how Grimlock fits in with other Fall of Cybertron toys, with other Classics series characters, and with Transformers Prime characters too, given that this version of Grimlock is presently playing a leading role in the Transformers Prime continuity "Rage of the Dinobots" comic.

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Year of the Snake Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme in Box
Posted by News Fetcher on January 05 '13 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member uranusdd has shared with us a look at the Transformers Platinum Edition Year of the Snake Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme in their packaging. The packaging truly lives up to the "premium" billing these toys have received, with a nice red backdrop and gold foil effect combined with nice snake effects in traditional Chinese style in the shape of the Autobot sigil - and that is just the backdrop to the character art.

Check out the in-package image, attached to this story.

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