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Keith's Fantasy Club EAVI Metal Surgeon
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 12:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Keith's Fantasy club have announced the next release in their EAVI Metal Phase 1 series, Surgeon. Surgeon is another reuse of the not-Perceptor design, although in this case, he is very much reworked with a new head and a very creepy new chestplate with legs reminiscent of the Transformer that inspired this design, Revenge of the Fallen Scalpel. Check out this crazy new release from Keith's Fantasy Club, which comes to you via Big Bad Toy Store.

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TFC Toys Ares Not Predaking Combined Mode Image
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 11:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
TFC Toys have revealed the combined mode of their Ares not Predaking via a posting on ACToys. Ares is the third unlicensed Predaking to come to market, along with War Lord and Feral Rex. This is the first time we have seen all five of the TFC Toys Ares team fully assembled, albeit with some of them still in very early prototype stages, so this design might change by the time all is said and done. With that said, check out this new image.

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Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime CGI Model on Empire Magazine Cover!
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Empire Magazine's latest issue has Transformers 4: Age of Extinction as its front page cover story! The front cover features the main human cast of Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz standing in front of a very impressive CGI render of the new look Optimus Prime. This cover gives us our first official look at the new Movie Optimus design, who is shown wielding the sword and shield that the upcoming Leader Class toy will come with. Empire's coverage also includes a new on set still of Michael Bay and crew filming an action sequence involving an Audi. Check it all out at Empire Online, or mirrored attached to this news post.

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Unique Toys War Leo / Sharpclaw Final Product Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 03:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Unique Toys have released the final product images for the fifth and final of their Beasticons, Sharpclaw. Sharpclaw is an unofficial version of Generation 1 Razorclaw and is very much an articulated version of the Generation 1 toy. With his upcoming release, the five Beasticons will be able to combine into the mighty War Lord unofficial Predaking - there are some images of him in this news post too.

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Transformers Go! Optimus EX Prime Debuts in Transformers Go Animation
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 03:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The latest Transformers Go! straight-to-DVD animation has featured the debut of an all-new Optimus Prime. Optimus EX Prime is a powered up version of the Autobot commander capable of transforming into either a bullet train or a dragon. He has arrived on Earth in the nick of time to save Gogekiso from the leader of the fearsome Predacon Oni, Guren Dragotron. Read on to check out some screen caps from Optimus EX Prime's debut, which come to us via Planet Iacon.

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Possible Masterpiece Star Saber Lineart
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 03:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The latest edition of Dengeki Hobby also had a brief writeup on the outcome of the outcome of the Transformers Masterpiece Fans Choice Poll. As you may be aware, the heroic 5th commander of the Autobots, Star Saber, topped this poll. What makes this exciting is that Dengeki Hobby's coverage of the poll results is accompanied by some lineart of Star Saber, which might potentially be our first look at this new Masterpiece Transformer. Take a look at left and see what you think.

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Generations Mini-Con Assault Team Name Revealed - For Japan
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 02:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The latest edition of Dengeki Hobby magazine has been released in Japan, and among the news contained within its pages are the names of the Generations Mini-Con Assault Team. Known only as "Mini-Con Assault Team" in the US on the packaging, and by fans as "the Mini-Con three pack" or "Mini-Con Guy", it might interest you to know that for Japan the combined mode and the three Mini-Cons that make up the combination all have individual names. The combined form is known as Centuritron, with the helicopter being named Windsheer, the jet Runway and the tank Heavy Tread.

Please note these names are only for the Japanese market - the US might well get him under a different name altogether.

In other news, the Transformers Go! redeco of Thundertron, Go Prime, is stated to be a toy-only character and will not appear in the direct-to-DVD animation for the series. And in something which may or may not be of interest, the new Transformers Cloud series is referred to in the magazine as Transformers Generations Cloud - suggesting this new exclusive series is a subset of the Generations line and not a complete stand alone.

Many thanks to Snakas for the heads up on this news.

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Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen official webpage online
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 02:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their website with a page for the next Masterpiece Transformer to be released, Masterpiece Smokescreen. Smokescreen, the 19th Masterpiece toy, will be released in Japan next month, and he is the third of the Datsun Fairlady Z trio along with the previously released Prowl and Streak (aka Bluestreak / Silverstreak). To whet your appetite for this next Masterpiece, check out the images on the page linked above!

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Firefair Third Party Accessory sets for Masterpiece Grimlock and ToyWorld Hegamon
Posted by News Fetcher on November 25 '13 at 02:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new third party group is coming on the scene. Named Firefair, they have unveiled their first two upgrades via Meteor Operation on Facebook. The first one is a fire effects set for Masterpiece Grimlock, consisting of fire breath / fire sword attachments, burning fist punch attachments and a crown of flames. The second is an upgrade for Hegamon to give him some alternate heads with different expressions, and to make him a little taller in scale with ToyWorld's Orion.

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Reprolabels November Update
Posted by News Fetcher on November 24 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Reprolabels have sent out their latest update! This pre-Thanksgiving update gives us a neat selection of new sticker sheets, including customization sheets for the most recent Masterpieces, Prowl and Streak, as well as ones for the IDW Generations Deluxe Trailcutter and Hoist.

On the Beast Hunters front, Reprolabels offers up another Prowl set, this time to customize your Beast Hunters Prowl, and another set of Beast Hunters Predacon emblems.

On the third party front, the last two Uranos figures, Falcon and Harrier, get upgrade sets to convert their looks into full Slingshot and Skydive homages, while iGear's Cogz and Veer also get a shared set.

A repro set for Generation 1 Sky Garry and "cyberglow" labels for Fall of Cybertron Grimlock round out this month's update.

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TFW's Generations Goldfire (Goldbug) Gallery Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on November 24 '13 at 07:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
For our next gallery update we are sharing with you an advance look of one of the upcoming Transformers Generations Deluxe Class releases. Goldfire is an IDW comics pack-in strongly inspired by Generation 1 Throttlebot Goldbug, the upgraded and matured version of Bumblebee. As well as featuring a sharp deco, Goldfire features a head sculpt which draws inspiration from the original Goldbug's head design.

Goldfire is a redeco of the Deluxe Bumblebee inspired by the IDW Comics Transformers Ongoing series. As mentioned, Goldfire features a new and, in this fan's humble opinion, superior deco. In place of the too-bright yellow plastic is a nice deep golden plastic, with black and navy blue used on the robot mode as a contrast. The head is a brand new sculpt for this toy, and helps to give this mold its own identity as well as taking a few strong cues from the original Goldbug. Overall the look of the toy is superb, although it is the same base mold as the Generations IDW Bumblebee underneath, which had a few flaws which are present here too, such as limited lateral elbow motion and a large number of car parts hanging off the robot mode. That being said, if you passed on the earlier IDW Deluxe Bumblebee, then this is certainly the better version of the mold to check out.

Take a look at our gallery and see what you think for yourself:

Generations Deluxe Goldfire Gallery

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Transformers 4 GAC Trumpchi E-Jet on show at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Exhibition
Posted by News Fetcher on November 24 '13 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The GAC Trumpchi E-Jet concept car was on show at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Exhibition this weekend. The concept car is set to feature in Transformers 4 Age of Extinction, although it is currently unclear if it will be a Transformer or just a cool car for Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz to race around in. This concept car though does feature some Age of Extinction inspired decals including claw marks, bullet holes, and special Transformers E Jet logo - though we expect these are just for the sake of the exhibition rather than any indication of what will happen in the movie. Check out the images of the E-Jet, courtesy of Chinese auto news site Cheshi.

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Beast Hunters Construct Bots Elite Class Wave 1 New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '13 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Target have updated their website with new images of the Beast Hunters themed Construct Bots Elite Class. The first assortment of $15 Elite Class Beast Hunters Construct Bots consists of Beast Hunters versions of Optimus Prime and Shockwave along with the Predacon Sky Stalker. These new images show off all three releases in package, along with some non-photoshop images of the trio. Check them out and see what you think.

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Transformers Dark of the Moon Bot Shots Concept Designs
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Ken Christiansen has shared some concept work he did for what would become the Bot Shots line on his Facebook. He explains that the vehicle designs were "just some fast vehicles" to fill out a Hasbro presentation. He did not work on robot modes for these.

What might be of interest is that Ken also did concept work for two more Bot Shot vehicles, Dino and Dark of the Moon Soundwave, neither of whom made the final cut.

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FansProject Function-X Smart Robin Not-Brainstorm Final Product Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of 2005 Boards member uranusdd we have a look at FansProject's Smart Robin, the third of the Function-X Headmasters series. Smart Robin is an unofficial version of Brainstorm, the Headmaster Autobot scientist most recently seen playing a role in the More than Meets the Eye comic series. Check out these images to see what you think of FansProject's offering compared to the one from ToyWorld - and don't forget also that Hasbro will be releasing a Voyager class Brainstorm of their own in 2014, according to a recent leak of toy listings.

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FansToys Scoria Not-Slag / Slug Triceratops Mode
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '13 at 10:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member Dalianjj has shared with us some new images from Fanstoys showcasing their unlicensed Masterpiece Dinobot Slag / Slug, Scoria. These new images showcase the alternate mode which remains true to the original concept of the Generation 1 design, but with additions such as an articulated head and tail. Read on to check out the newest images.

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Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction - Bumblebee Concept Camaro Design Process
Posted by News Fetcher on November 23 '13 at 09:00 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
2005 Boards Member GabrielPrime is bringing us some Images and a Video from General Motors Advance Design Center, featuring the design process of Transformers: Age Of Extinction Bumblebee; a Concept Chevrolet Camaro.

The images also show off an unused design with a color scheme similar to the Dark Of The Moon Bumblebee.

Chevrolet Camaro is the biggest Product Placement seen on the Transformers Live Action Movie Series and it has helped GM to bring back Camaro's popularity.



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Bot Shots Protectobots Five Pack Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 22 '13 at 04:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Walmart have updated their listing for the Bot Shots Protectobots Five Pack with images of the set. This set features five Bot Shots redecoed as the Protectobots - Hot Spot from Sentinel Prime, Blades from Combaticon Vortex, Streetwise from Prowl, First Aid from Ratchet and Groove from Decepticon Brawl. That's right, Groove has been working out, he's got buff and now he's a tank. Check out the images of the set mirrored with this post.

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Townsend Coleman to attend 2014 Ontario Collectors Con
Posted by News Fetcher on November 22 '13 at 10:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Ontario Collectors Con is very pleased to welcome voice actor Townsend Coleman, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Rewind in Generation 1 and Sentinel Prime in Transformers Animated to the January event. He is also known for his memorable roles as the voice of Michaelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the titular character in The Tick. Mr. Townsend will be available all day for autographs and photos.

The 2014 Ontario Collectors Con will be January 26th 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.

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Japanese Generations Goldbug, Hoist and Trailbreaker New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 22 '13 at 06:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hisashi Yuki has shared some new images of the upcoming Japanese Transformers Generations releases on his TFYuki twitter account. On show here are the Japanese release of the IDW Deluxe Bumblebee, who is being released in Japan as Goldbug, with metallic paint on his forearms, headlights, and chest, plus a blue helmet in robot mode. There are also new images of the Hoist and Trailbreaker two-pack, both of whom feature some metaillic paint applications, and a toy accurate red visor on Trailbreaker. Check out the images attached to this post to see what you think of Takara-Tomy's versions of these toys for the Japanese market.

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