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TFW Transformers United Gallery Roundup
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '13 at 04:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Tonight we're going to highlight the work of our photo staff member SydneyY, who has been doing some sterling work on filling out our Transformers United galleries. Last year two new waves of Transformers United toys were released in Japan along with a selection of Legends class toys as a part of the EZ Chronicle series- we've got a selection of galleries here for you to enjoy covering those releases. Open the links below to check out our galleries of:

United Tank Megatron (or for you European fans, Classics Archforce)
United Windcharger
United Wipeout

And from the EZ Chronicle Series:

EZ Chronicle G2 Convoy
EZ Chronicle G2 Megatron
EZ Chronicle Hot Rodimus
EZ Chronicle Packaging

Stay tuned for more new Transformers toy galleries, including a look at another recent release under the Transformers United banner and lots more besides!

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Takara-Tomy Website Update - Official Images of Japan Generations Wave 3
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '13 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their Transformers website. Along with additions to the Transformers Prime page for Final Battle Megatron and Jet Vehicon General and the Masterpiece page for MP-15 Rumble & Ravage, all of whom we've seen, there have been additions to the Transformers Generations Japan page covering the next five releases in Japan; Ultra Magnus, Sideswipe, Fireflight, Starscream and Kickback. These new images give fresh views on all five toys - check them out by opening the links above.

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Generation 1 Optimus Prime and Megatron Silver Coin Set
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here is something cool for the "high rollers" among us collectors - for the price of $232.91 US plus shipping, you can own a set of special Transformers edition silver coins from the New Zealand mint. The special NZ $2 coins are 1oz Silver each, and feature Optimus Prime and Megatron on the tails side, and HM Queen Elizabeth II on the heads side. They're legal tender in New Zealand, but why would you want to spend these special pieces?

The page with the order details is here. According to the page, the coins have a limited edition mintage of 5,000 sets.

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Masterpiece Soundwave In-Hand Pictures Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '13 at 12:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Today many fans of Takara Tomy's Masterpiece line recieved in stock notifications from Bigbadtoystore for Masterpiece 13 Soundwave. While we all wait patiently next to our mailboxes and hunt UPS drivers down, we can all gaze upon a fantastic gallery of the figure from 2005 Board member, uranusdd. This gallery covers all aspects of the figure including in and out of package photos, the packaging itself, comparisons with MP-10 and MP-11, and many pics of Soundwave in various poses.

Click the title bar to check out all of these super crisp photos!

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BTS Nova Lord Prototype
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 11:45 PM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Fellow TFW contributor Protoman has tweeted some new photos of the BTS Nova Lord prototype. Interestingly enough, parts of the jet mode are based on the Rise Of Cobra Night Raven from GI Joe. Modes are the following:

Jet

Boat

Robot
This triple changer is quite big, with Protoman chiming in the following:

Just to let you know.......

The robot mode is 18 inches tall. To give you an idea. Fortress Maximus is 23 inches tall.........


This is a big move on BTS' part, moving from trailers for Classics Prime to their 1st fully fledged figure, and a big triple changer at that!

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Year Of The Snake Omega Supreme Pictorial Review
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 11:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member archieboy has been kind enough to share with us some pictures of his latest acquirement - Year of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme. This War For Cybertron inspired remold of Supreme Energon Omega Supreme is decked out in Generation 1 colors and features a new head and new claw weapon. If you've never owned the mold of this figure before, review these pictures to see what you have in store. archieboy has also supplied some comparison shots with Generation 1 Overlord and Maketoys Yellow Giant.

Click the title bar to check out his review of this highly anticipated and soon to be released figure.

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In Hand Images of Upcoming Bot Shots
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 11:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
HK-TF has posted a gallery of several upcoming new Bot Shots figures. Take a moment to see what the crashing and smashing pocket sized Transformers have lined up for us. Take a look at new Bumblebee and Optimus G1 inspired launchers and several of the new Spin-shot and flip-shot figures. Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Ironhide, Brawl, Sunstorm and more all shown in this gallery.

Click the title bar to check them out!

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Dengeki Hobby February Scans - GT Safety Prime and GT-03 Megatron
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 11:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Type-R has shared with us a link on the Cybergundam blog showing the latest scans from Februry's Dengeki Hobby magazine. First we have to a new Legends Prime figure (similar in nature to the Satellite Primes) under the new GT Banner. Safety Prime is the figures name and he is a repaint of the Legends Prowl mode. No word on how or when this figure will be available as of yet, but very possible an exclusive of sorts. Also shown in these scans is GT:03 Megatron. This remold of Alternity Convoy will come with a new head and a Race Queen Mini figure.

Check out the scans after the break!

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Rescue Bots Figure Single Packs
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 10:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Now, for some unexpected Rescue Bots news! 2005 Board member Shark Jumper stumbled across a case of Rescue Bots single pack figures. Along with a picture of the case, he's provided us with a pic of the single pack for Heatwave. This figure appears identical to the upcoming Heatwave figure from the new 2-pack with Kade Burns. Whether or not these single packs will be available in lieu of the 2 packs, or if these will be available in addition to, is unknown currently. Other figures in the case include Chase Burns, Optimus and Bumblebee. The figures retail for $2.00 each and we're found at a Toys R Us in Fullerton, California.

Check out the pair of images provided by clicking the title bar.

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Perfect Effect PE-DX02
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 07:00 PM
By process from TFW2005:
Third part group Perfect Effect has updated their website with new colored prototype photos of the Motobot Aranea. This new transforming motorcycle robot, based on various female spider Transformers characters, is an extensive retool of the first Motobot, RC.

Besides the substantial bodywork, Aranea comes with a variety melee weaponry, and based on one blurred photo, a detachable spider drone!

Check out all the photos after the jump, and remember, this is not an official toy, neither produced nor endorsed by Hasbro or Takara Tomy.

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Beast Hunters Ripclaw Strike Sighted at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 04:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A US sighting for you now - another of the Kre-O Beast Hunters sets has arrived at US retail. The Ripclaw Strike set is popping up now at stores including in a Toys R Us in Michigan (where this picture was taken). This set includes human Kreon Daniel Witwicky alongside the Kre-O Ripclaw and her Kreon counterpart.

Happy hunting everyone!

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Takara-Tomy Generations Combaticons, January Prime Arms Micron toys Released!
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 04:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Word reaches us that some new Transformers toys are also now out in Japan - the Generations Combaticons have been released at Japanese retail in all their shiny glory! Along with them the next three Prime Arms Micron series toys - Frenzy, Rumble and Stunt Wildrider - have also been released. In-package images of all eight new releases are attached to this story, and hopefully international fans will soon be able to get their hands on these when preorders from online stores start shipping out.

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Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime Mask
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 12:45 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters toyline is now a very familiar name among the Transformers Fans. It has come a long way since being just a trademark at USPTO.

We’ve been hearing and seeing quite a lot of Toys from the upcoming 3rd Season of Transformers: Prime. But what about Role Play Accessories?

2005 Boards Member hardreturn is bringing us something very cool from Walmart; Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime Mask.

Priced at US$ 14.92 this new Optimus Prime Mask features a pull-down visor and it appears as though it has replaced his regular Mouthplate. It’s hard to tell at the moment, but again… the color Green is emphasized.

You can take a good look at the new Transformers: Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime Mask by clicking on the Image attached with this news post.

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Fall of Cybertron Voyagers Wave 2 Blaster and Grimlock Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '13 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Word reaches us that the second assortment of Transformers Fall of Cybertron Voyagers has now arrived at US retail! Out now are Fall of Cybertron Grimlock and Fall of Cybertron Blaster! This sighting comes via a Toys R Us in Tucson, Az!

Now you too can have your very own space T-Rex!

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UK Toy Fair 2013 Roundup
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The UK Toy Fair 2012 is in full swing, with a few bits of new product news and some updates about the release status of Transformers in the UK. Macula of Fullmetalhero has posted news from the event, and here is a summary of the key items Hasbro had on show:

There will be a new size class in Beast Hunters - Ultimate class. Expected to be around Leader size, the first two releases are Dragon Disk Optimus Prime and Predaking. Predaking is the larger one we saw images of at the New York Toy Fair (attached to this story for reference)

There will also be a five pack of Legion class Predacons. No other details available as yet.

UK release news - Beast Hunters will be released in the UK in May, with the expectation that three waves will be released between then and the end of the year.

UK release of Masterpiece Optimus Prime is "in Toys R Us' hands"

Keep tuned to TFW for news in February from the US Toy Fair, which should include all the above - with pictures - and lots more!

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Featured Ebay Auctions - Galvatron
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 11:45 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
For today's Featured Ebay Auctions we take a look at Galvatron. Not just any particular Galvatron figure, but various figures that have bore the name. And not just figures. We've also culled together some really interesting items like G1 Galvatron Boots, a Galvatron Watch, a Galvatron Animation Cel and a lot more. check them out below.

Transformers Botcon Japan Exclusive Galvatron D 62 SHBM 1997 | eBay
Galvatron Kronoform Package Box G2 Transformers Hasbro Vintage 1993 Free SHIP | eBay
Transformers Energon Galvatron MISB G1 Like Masterpiece | eBay
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New Masterpiece - MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Smokescreen
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 11:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Site sponsor, Bigbadtoystore, has just updated with new preorders for Takara's next two Masterpiece figures. No pictures as of yet. But click the links below to preorder Masterpiece 17 Prowl and Masterpiece 18 Smokescreen! Expected released for Prowl is July 2013, and Smokescreen in August 2013. Both are expected to retail for $79.99.

MP-17 Masterpiece Prowl - Transformers Masterpiece Masterpiece

MP-18 Masterpiece Smokescreen - Transformers Masterpiece Masterpiece

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FansProject Function X-2 and X-3 Prototype Images
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have broken a couple of major bits of news tonight. The first of them is the reveal of prototypes of the next two releases from FansProject, Function X-2 Weirdwolf and Function X-3 Brainstorm. So far only resin prototypes of the alternate forms are seen. As always bear in mind if you please that these are not officially licensed or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara-Tomy.

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E-Hobby Exclusive Masterpiece Tigertrack MP-12T Announced
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 08:00 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
In what is looking to be an E-Hobby exclusive, BBTS has listed a preorder for a MP-12T Masterpiece Tigertrack figure. This is a redeco of Masterpiece Sideswipe, and a homage to the G1 Tigertrack figure released 10 years ago. Priced at $99.99 (may change) the estimated release time is June 2013. Note the image attached is a placeholder and of the original 2003 release.

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Prime Beast Hunters Wave 2 Voyager Assortment Confirmed, Pre-Orders Popping Up
Posted by News Fetcher on January 23 '13 at 07:30 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
Several days ago, we first reported that Shockwave would be the new release featured in Wave 2 of the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Voyager Assortment. This was based off of a listing in Previews.

Courtesy of TFW2005 sponsor BigBadToyStore, the assortment breakdown has been revealed on their pre-order page for the assortment. For those worried that Hasbro would shortpack Shockwave and make him impossible to find, worry not! Shockwave will come two to a case, with one each of Optimus Prime and Predaking carrying over from Wave 1.

The pre-orders for the various Voyager Wave 2 collection currently carry a February release date.
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Voyager Wave 2 Assortment - Set of 4
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Voyager Wave 2 - Set of 3
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Shockwave

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