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Generations Trailcutter Colored Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 19 '13 at 08:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of ACToys member 11-11 we can now share with you some out of package in-hand images of Generations Trailcutter, or as he was known in Generation 1, Trailbreaker. The Autobot force-field specialist is a part of the IDW comics themed Generations Deluxe Wave 5 - one of the most anticipated assortments of Deluxe class toys in recent memory! Check out the images at the link above or mirrored attached to this post.

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Beast Hunters Ultimate Optimus Prime and Predaking Prices & Target DCPIs
Posted by News Fetcher on May 19 '13 at 08:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
With the US release of the Beast Hunters Ultimate Class - which will feature Beast Hunter Optimus Prime and Beast Fire Predaking - drawing ever nearer, Target have begun to put out the shelf tags for both of these releases. By way of 2005 Boards member JamesBenjamin who passes this information to us we can confirm that the price for both toys will be $59.99. The Target DCPIs are also as follows:

Beast Fire Predaking: 087-06-1976
Beast Hunter Optimus Prime: 087-06-1967

No word as yet on when these can be expected - but with them out in Australia and now the shelf tags appearing in Target, a first sighting at US retail is potentially days rather than weeks away.

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Beast Hunters Autobot Driller with Bumblebee Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 10:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Official Transformers Facebook page has posted official images of the new Beast Hunters Cyberverse vehicle set, the Autobot Driller. It's a redeco of last year's Decepticon Driller and it comes with a redeco of Beast Hunters Cyberverse Bumblebee. Check out the images at the link above or attached to this post.

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Beast Hunters Ultimate Predaking and Optimus Prime In-Hand Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
With the release of Beast Hunters Ultimate Class Optimus Prime and Predaking at Australian retail, lots of pictures have been coming our way from Australian fans who have been lucky enough to add these two to their collections. We have mirrored a selection of the best images here, but open the links below to check out lots more photos:

Beast Hunter Optimus Prime by griffin-of-oz and Kal El of Krypton
Beast Fire Predaking by griffin-of-oz, LMiura, and Ozformers' member Colin78

Also, check out Kal El of Krypton's video review of Beast Hunter Optimus Prime:



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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Season 3 Episode 6 Chain of Command Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A brief promo for the next episode of Transformers Prime aired at the end of Project Predacon. Chain of Command sees Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack and Bulkhead journey to the Scottish Hebrides to stop the Decepticons' latest plot. Will the former Wreckers and Ultra Magnus be able to put aside their differences and fight together against the Decepticons, or will Wheeljack's recklessness and Ultra Magnus' by the book approach cause a scism in the Autobot ranks? Tune in to Hub Network next Friday at 7:30 ET to find out - and check out the preview below:



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Transformers 4 Principal Photography Underway In Austin
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 07:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Examiner has posted an article mentioning that Transformers 4 filming is underway in Austin, Texas. That’s not the only thing the article reveals; it also highlights the character name of Mark Wahlberg.

"Di Bonaventura Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in association with Hasbro are set to begin production on the Paramount Pictures science fiction action film "Transformers 4". Casting directors are auditioning actors in Los Angeles, as well as Austin, TX where filming will take place beginning late May, 2013. The extras will be cast throughout filming. Additional shooting will take place in various locations including China. This project is currently being referred to as "Untitled Transformers Sequel," and will the first feature film to be shot using smaller digital IMAX 3D cameras.

Starring in "Transformers 4" is Jack Reynor in the starring role of a race car driver. The talented and beautiful Nicola Peltz has been cast in the female lead role of Reynor's girlfriend. Mark Wahlberg has signed on to play Nicola's father Flynn Vincent. Sophia Myles will play a major role as a scientist. Peter Cullen returns as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Glenn Morshower reprises his role as General Morshower. Kelsey Grammer was recently cast as the lead villain named "Harold Attinger". Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will return to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger."


For more information and how to become an extra, visit Examiner.com.

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Generations Trailcutter Test Shot More Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member Cobra Zartan has shared with us more images of the test shot of Generations Trailcutter. These new images show both modes of Trailcutter, and of interest to many of you will be the size comparison images, showing how Trailcutter scales up against Prime mainline Bumblebee and Generations Fall of Cybertron Soundwave. Read on to check out the images.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters New Opening!
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 02:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Those of you watching Transformers Prime Beast Hunters last night might have been pleasantly surprised to see that the opening has been updated with some new footage! The new opening follows the same three-stage format of the original but with tweaks and changes throughout:

The theme music now features a deeper rhythm behind the main theme.

Bumblebee now appears in his new black "Stealth Bumblebee" deco

Optimus Prime now appears in his new beefed up "Optimus Prime 2.0" form

The Predacon makes a couple of appearances, breathing fire on the road at the beginning and then again on the battlefield at the end of the intro

The Autobot's team pose at the beginning is now a battle-ready one, with weapons drawn.

Shockwave now appears alongside Megatron and Starscream in the final battlefield sequence.

The intro now ends with Optimus Prime delivering a "dragon punch" to the Predacon.

In spite of all this, several ongoing characters are absent from the intro, including Knock Out, Smokescreen and Soundwave.

Check out the new intro below:



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Transformers Legends Game Cold Delivery Event
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 01:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Mobage is not letting up on the special event content for their Transformers Legends mobile game! Next up and live now is Cold Delivery, which throws you into combat against four Autobot warriors - Cosmos, Sky Lynx, Jetfire and the biggest gun in the Autobot arsenal, Omega Supreme! For this event the special Spacebridge characters are two of the most feared Decepticons to be spawned by Unicron, Scourge and Cyclonus!

If you are playing, be sure to join in the discussion in our Mobage Transformers Legends discussion thread to see how your fellow players are doing.

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Transformers Legends Game "Cold Delivery" Event Live!
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 01:30 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Just recently, the Transformers: Legends game by Mobage just wrapped up a game event, "Unleash the Beasts". Hopefully, gamers are ready for more, as an new event titled "Cold Delivery" is now live! The event features Cosmos, Jetfire, Sky Lynx, and Omega Supreme as the bosses. TFW2005.COM member puma was not only kind enough to let everyone know about the event, but also took a screen shot of the start page.

If you have an iPhone or an Android, this is a free downloadable app that you can download by clicking here (data transfer charges apply, of course). This game is a multi-player card-based battle game that features much of the Classics-Generations characters, featuring new character artwork on each of the battle cards. This game allows the player to go through stages as well as teaming up with allies to beat bosses during events like the one reported here!

TFW2005.COM features an ongoing discussion for the game itself going on here, as well as a the Transformers: Legends Mobage Social Group. If you're jumping in on the fun of this game, then jump into the discussions here as well!

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Takara-Tomy BeCool Musical Promo
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 01:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy has added a promo to their Youtube channel for their iteration of the Bot Shots line, BeCool. The video features some cute stop-motion of the toys and an irritatingly catchy song to go with it all. Check it out below:



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Charticon Announces Ken Christiansen as Guest!
Posted by News Fetcher on May 18 '13 at 12:00 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
The guys of Charticon announce another update on their upcoming, inaugural convention with yet another guest - Ken Christiansen, an illustrator who has been working on Transformers in a variety of capacities over the last few years. The Charticon organizers had this to share with us:

We are very happy to announce another guest! Ken Christiansen will be joining us for the show as well!

Ken Christiansen has been working as an illustrator and concept designer for over fifteen years. Starting as a video game concept artist, at Nintendo of America (Ridge Racer 64, Pokemon Puzzle League), then moving to Los Angeles to work in games for the Walt Disney Company (Kingdom Hearts, Finding Nemo). In 2004, Ken started his own company, Bad Flip Productions, working for video game clients like Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, and Activision. After working with Activision on Transformers the Game, and the Revenge of the Fallen game, he began working freelance in media development for Hasbro Inc. (Transformers), doing concept art for their film, tv, book, games, and toy initiatives. That expanded into media development beyond the Transformers brand, including Star Wars, Spider-Man, and more.

Ken’s current work includes the cover runs on the Transformers Prime series (IDW), Star Wars Fighter Pods, and Ultimate Spider-Man Spider Pods. Along with other random bits and pieces, hanging off pegs in the toy aisles, book shelves, and video game departments…

Bad Flip Productions' Facebook Page


Bad Flip Productions' Blog


You can find out more information about attending Charticon by going to their website as well as their Facebook page. Join in on the discussion about this convention here on our forum as well!

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Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Shockwave and Starscream Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We have been getting reports that the next assortment of Beast hunters Cyberverse Commanders have been released in the US. Reports of sightings have come to us of Cyberverse Commander Shockwaves in both Washington State and also in California. Shockwave is not the only new toy in the assortment, as the remolded Commander Starscream is also in this assortment - so both should now be at retail if you are searching for these new releases.

The sightings were made at the South Center Target in Kent, Washington and also at the Fox Hills mall Target in Culver City, California - so if you're on the West Coast, check your Targets - they seem to be getting these in first. Happy hunting everyone!

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Transformers Prime Megatron Alternate Mode Preliminary Sketch
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Artist Ken Christiansen has posted up a new piece of preliminary design work that he did for Hasbro during the development of Transformers Prime and the Aligned Continuity. The latest post on The Bad Flip blog shows off an unused tank alternate mode for Megatron - a sleek combination of realistic and futuristic design sensibilities which pays homage to tank form Megatrons from across the Transformers series.

Do you prefer this to the alien spacecraft that Hasbro ran with in the final version, or do you feel that a sleek tank form would have lent some nice variation to the Decepticons of the Aligned Continuity? Hit the discuss button below to share your views.

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Botcon Exclusive IDW My Little Pony Issue #5 Transformers Varient Cover
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Make of this what you will! IDW will be crossing over Transformers with the breakout hit of the Hub Network, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, in a convention exclusive cover which will be offered at Botcon 2013 in San Diego.

Check out the original report at Comic Book Resources. You might note that the cover is listed as "convention exclusive" rather than "Botcon exclusive" so it might well be offered at other events, such as San Diego Comic Con.

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Masterpiece Prowl and Bluestreak New Robot Mode Images
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 05:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Shogo Hasui of the Takara-Tomy design team is tweeting some new images of upcoming releases now! Hasui-san has tweeted a pair of images showing off the Masterpiece versions of Prowl and Bluestreak / Silverstreak / Streak. These new images show just how awesome and dynamic these designs are, with the robots even capable of kneeling realistically. Check out the new images of the next additions to the growing Masterpiece series of classic Transformers characters!

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Project Predacon Promo Stills
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 05:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Are you excited for an all-new Transformers Prime tonight? Project Predacon airs tonight at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network. If you thought one Predacon was almost too much for the Autobots to handle, well, who ever said the Predaking was the only successful cloning attempt?

Check out the latest chapter of the Beast Hunters saga tonight, and in the mean time, check out these stills via Buzzfocus!

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Official Image of Generations Scamper Released by Hasbro
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Hot on the previous teasers of the highly-anticipated Metroplex for the Generations line, Hasbro reveals an official image of Scamper, the Legends/Cyberverse-sized figure that will be packaged with Metroplex. With an official image release, it is an indicator that the actual release is getting closer and closer! Also, this image gives us an "official" close look at this figure, allowing us to see both modes!

A careful eye will notice that the Autobot faction symbol in the image is a label. There is a good chance that the actual release will have this symbol tampographed onto the toy. While things may certainly change for the actual release, this image shows Scamper with a red face. The change to black like the Generation One figure may or may not be likely, but this image is consistent with the previous images we have seen, so it looks like Scamper will have a red mug.

For those wanting a little more G1 flavor to their Scamper, repainting the head from red to black will be a relatively easy chore. If your customization skills need some work, you have plenty to time to jump over to Radicons Customs and check out our robust Tutorials and How Tos (I'd recommend starting with the "Introductory" articles")!

We here at TFW2005.com are hoping that you are making the necessary arrangements to obtain this figure as we certainly are!

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Official Image of Scamper Released by Hasbro
Posted by News Fetcher on May 17 '13 at 12:30 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Hot on the previous teasers of the highly-anticipated Metroplex for the Generations line, Hasbro reveals an official image of Scamper, the Legends/Cyberverse-sized figure that will be packaged with Metroplex. With an official image release, it is an indicator that the actual release is getting closer and closer! Also, this image gives us an "official" close look at this figure, allowing us to see both modes!

A careful eye will notice that the Autobot faction symbol in the image is a label. There is a good chance that the actual release will have this symbol tampographed onto the toy. While things may certainly change for the actual release, this image shows Scamper with a red face. The change to black like the Generation One figure may or may not be likely, but this image is consistent with the previous images we have seen, so it looks like Scamper will have a red mug.

For those wanting a little more G1 flavor to their Scamper, repainting the head from red to black will be a relatively easy chore. If your customization skills need some work, you have plenty to time to jump over to Radicons Customs and check out our robust Tutorials and How Tos (I'd recommend starting with the "Introductory" articles")!

We here at TFW2005.com are hoping that you are making the necessary arrangements to obtain this figure as we certainly are!

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TFW Beast Hunters Grimwing Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on May 16 '13 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
With all-new episodes of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters resuming at 7:30pm ET on Hub Network tomorrow, now seemed like a great time to share with you a new gallery of one of the newest releases in the Beast Hunters line. Grimwing is your classic noble villain archetype - a bad guy who believes in an honorable fight with a worthy foe, rather than trickery or elaborate schemes. He's partnered with Blackbeak, a drone beast like Laserbeak who is distinctly less honorable or chivalrous. They make an interesting pairing as characters - and all this is just from the bio!

As a toy, Grimwing is an imposing character in both modes. In beast mode, Grimwing is an Ursagrpyh, a change from the generic "dragon" types of the other Predacons. In beast mode, Grimwing clips together fairly tightly and can mount Blackbeak in two different locations, for two different two-headed looks. Grimwing's robot mode is a bit of a let down, though. While the main torso locks in relatively firmly, the shoulders do not lock into position - they hold in position almost entirely by friction, which I thought was a little disappointing. That being said, the robot mode does have an impressive silhouette and a nice, heroic stature. Blackbeak as an accessory is fun and versatile, though as a missile launcher he can't really shoot much further than an inch or two. He also cannot be firmly held in Grimwing's hand, but the missile fits in the hand quite nicely, and doubles up as an axe. Add into this that the capture claw also makes for a nice flail, and you have a weapon that does triple duty.

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