By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe will be at the 11th annual Canadian Action Figure Expo
September 28th, 2014. Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario. Larry wrote several issues of the original Transformers vs. G.I.Joe crossover.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s 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, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Former lead designer for the Transformers brand, Aaron Archer, has posted
an unrealized design for a Megatron toy. This design was kicked around by Archer in 2002 or 2003. Had this become a full realized toy, it may have ended up in the Armada toyline. The design itself features Megatron with several large spikes on his shoulder and ginormous forearms. Archer mentions that he thinks this was supposed to be a bomber or space shuttle.
Take a look at this incredibly menacing looking Megatron after the break! Aaron Archer will be in attendance at NJCC on August 17th
and at TFcon Chicago October 24th-26th
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Transformers: Lost Age (Japanese movie release of Transformers: Age Of Extinction) is out now in Japan.
Japan Times has published an article today where director Michael Bay explains Autobot Drift and more."You put a medieval knight in front of the camera and it now looks (a bit) cliched, it looks outdated," Michael Bay says. "But the samurai look, of course we know it’s historical yet it looks so modern."
"You look at some of the older Japanese movies with samurai characters in them and you can visualize them as robotic," he says. "They look . . . streamlined, mechanical and practical."
The director also talked about the Franchise:"I understand the need to draw an audience of kids and the global considerations, but I wanted to be involved with something that had a longer-lasting, even cerebral appeal. And I don’t want to be tied — artistically or in people’s minds — to ‘Transformers’ after ‘Transformers,’ " Bay says, perhaps alluding to the series’ planned fifth installment.
You can read the rest of the article (which is quite lengthy and other cast members chime their views) at Japan Times
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Agabyss Twitter page
, we have some larger images of the previously-reported
Takara Legends Jetfire and Sky-Byte figures!
These photos confirm our speculation that Sky-Byte is done up in more metallic colors in addition to having a few extra paint apps, and Jetfire has indeed ditched the chrome in favor of flat red, and has also gained back the paint apps that we had seen on the Hasbro version originally back when it was first revealed.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is pleased welcome Transformers comic book artist Sarah Stone
to TFcon Chicago this fall.
Sarah is the artist for IDW’s highly successful Transformers: Windblade
miniseries that just concluded. She will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings at TFcon Chicago 2014.TFcon Chicago – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website
. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information
link to purchase your advance tickets.
TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, plus AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships. More guests TBA.Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Earlier today the Transformers Takara Twitter page
tweeted out an awesome image that reveals the throwback packaging of Takara's Legends Rattrap! The box itself seems to be a nod to the Beast Wars packaging released in Japan, which you can see in our resources pages
Legends Rattrap, also known as Generations Rattrap by Hasbro, is set to be released sometime in October.
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