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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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Interview with Jason Jensen - Transformers Generation 1 Season 5's Tommy Kennedy
Posted by News Fetcher on January 05 '13 at 05:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
One of the great mysteries of the Transformers fandom, up until now, was what happened to Jason Jansen, the child actor who played Tommy Kennedy in the little-known fifth season of Transformers Generation 1 - the rerun season which introduced each episode with bridge segments featuring Jason Jansen as Tommy Kennedy interacting with an animatronic Powermaster Optimus Prime.

That mystery has finally been opened up, as Jason Jansen - or rather, Jason Jankowski, as Jason Jansen was his stage name - has got in touch with davidaschulz of the Digest my Brain blog and given a rare interview, shedding some light on the fifth season of Transformers Generation 1 - how he got into working on Transformers, what the experience was like, and even some on-set stories.

Check out the full interview on Digest my Brain here.

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TFCC 2013 Comic is Beast Wars Shattered Glass
Posted by News Fetcher on January 04 '13 at 01:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a "beast" update of a different nature today. In 2013 the Transformers Collectors Club is introducing us to Beast Wars Shattered Glass - a new team of Maximals featuring some familiar faces and led by Ultra Mammoth (a reformatted Ultra Magnus) are up against tough odds. The story features the Autobot team led by Ultra Magnus on the Hyperion, previously seen in the Botcon 2007 Games of Deception comic. Notable Transformers fan Ben Yee had a hand in creating the story and calls it "a bit off-beat, but fun".

Visit the Transformers Facebook page to check out the single page preview of the 2013 Transformers Collectors Club comic. And visit the Transformers Collectors Club homepage to find out how to sign up for the club to get the comic as well as the membership exclusive pre-Beast Wars Depth Charge figure and that Botcon discount.

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Transformers Bot Shots Dragon Track Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on January 04 '13 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new item revealed today by way of a listing on Robot Kingdom is the Bot Shots Dragon Track set. It's not entirely clear what is going on with this set - though the appearance of a dragon on the box suggests the set is somehow connected to the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters theme. The set comes with a pair of Bot Shots - an all-new mold Optimus Prime and a second (Decepticon?) Bot Shot who looks like a purple dragon or jet. The set also includes two launchers and a "spinning dragon pit".

We know from the San Diego Comic Con 2012 that the Bot Shots line is diversifying with new kinds of Bot Shots including Flip Shots and Spin Shots. Could this track set be another part of the diversification of this sub-series?

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FansToys FT-03 Quake Wave Color Prototype Photos
Posted by News Fetcher on January 03 '13 at 06:45 PM
By process from TFW2005:
Third party group FansToys has released new prototype photos of their Generation 1 Shockwave homage, Quake Wave. This Masterpiece-scaled figure is an extremely close representation of everyone's favorite Decepticon cyclops, down to his iconic yellow eye, laser cannon arm, and most importantly, rubber hose.

While we do not yet have any concrete release information, it is rumored that this figure will be shipping sometime in Q1 2013, and retail for around $150.

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

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Official Images of Beast Hunters Deluxe Ripclaw Released
Posted by News Fetcher on January 03 '13 at 01:15 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Hasbro's month of reveals via their Official Transformers Facebook page continues, with our first official images of the recently leaked Beast Hunters Deluxe Ripclaw, showing off her true colors, as well as giving a better look at her beast mode.

Ripclaw also bears a striking resemblence to Ser-Ket in the currently running IDW Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots miniseries.

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Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime Coming to UK via Amazon? Previous listing was an error!
Posted by News Fetcher on January 03 '13 at 09:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Update - Amazon has begun cancelling orders for the £35 Masterpiece Optimus Primes, stating that they were "listed in error". As of the time of this posting, the listing has not gone back up with the new price.

Amazon.co.uk have put up a listing for "Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime". The listing was formerly priced at £35, but this turned out to be in error - the updated price has yet to be posted.

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Dealer registration available for TFcon 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on January 02 '13 at 12:15 PM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Dealer registration is now online for TFcon 2013. For those of you that were looking to sell at the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention now is the time to book, you can contact TFcon now to reserve your space. Dealers from last year will automatically be sent the online registration information.

Registration for attendees will be available this spring.



TFcon – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 26th to 28th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre.

TFcon 2013 hotel block is now available, the group rate is good for July 24 to July 31, 2013 at the price of $109 per room. No deposit is required to reserve your room now. You have until July 23rd to cancel your room if you can't make the convention.

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