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Transformers: Beast Hunters - New Promo Image
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '13 at 09:45 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
We have with us, a new Promo Image from Transformers: Prime Season 3; Beast Hunters.



From the looks of things, it seems as though a Decepticon Troop led by Knockout is searching through the rubble of what's left of the Autobot Base.

The new season of Transformers Prime premieres on Friday, March 22nd, 2013. However, a special World Premiere Screening Event will held at the Universal Studios Globe Theater on Thursday, March 14th from 7:30-9pm. This is an exclusive, invite-only event and will be followed by a special Q&A with select cast members and the Executive Producers.

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More Than Meets The Eye #14 Full Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 10:30 PM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Issuu has posted a full preview of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #14, in advance. We saw a brief preview of this issue last week. We've mirrored the images here.

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #14
THE RETURN OF OVERLORD!

Locked in a secret cell underneath the Lost Light, hidden from the crew, a DECEPTICON psychopath is talking without opening his mouth... and an AUTOBOT with needles for fingers is about to make the biggest mistake of his life.

Read on to preview this issue!

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Transformers: Universe Developer Interview By Game Informer
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 09:30 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Jagex; developers of Transformers: Universe MOBA recently sat down with Game Informer for an interview.

It is clear from the interview that the game is undergoing some drastic changes from what we fans initially thought it to be. First of all the game went from an MMORPG to an MOBA. Now new information is regarding the character customization aspect of the upcoming game.

In what ways can you create and customize your character? Do you play a single Transformer, or multiple characters?

Horton: Full character customization like you see in MMORPG’s can’t really be all that varied for a car that has to transform into a robot smoothly and also perform as a game character flawlessly, making a Transformers character that performs its duty a challenge before you add any really worthwhile customization. Picking bits of headgear, tunic colors or adding body kits to a vehicle aren’t that straightforward in a robot-vehicle character. We have customization, but the ultimate dream of creating your own custom bot from a car of your choice is a massive undertaking that doesn’t really enhance the game that much. It’s not as cool when you compare it to having your own collection of purpose-built bots with different play-styles, handling, weaponry, and specialties. It’s in the Transformers brand DNA as a toy, something that captures your imagination as you take it on adventures, not to mention the collectability, having a cool selection of Transformers characters. Its game art imitating life.

< article continued at TFW2005 >

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Fans Want It FWI-3 Jet Power Upgrade Kit Color Prototype Photos
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 08:45 PM
By process from TFW2005:
Third party group Fans Want It have released new color prototype photos of their FWI-3 Jet Power Upgrade Kit. As previously reported, this is an accessory set for the Leader Class Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime figure that emulates his appearance during the finale of the second live-action movie.

Per the source post over at actoys.net, the overall combined height is 39 cm (15.3"), and is expected to be released in May. There is currently no indication of how much this set will cost.

Staff Note: This is a third party accessory not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara Tomy that is meant to further the value of your official Transformers products.

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Transformers Masterpiece Acid Storm Hasbro Release Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Check out official images of the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Acid Storm set for release by Hasbro later this year. This is a redeco of the Masterpiece Starscream mold, referencing a character in Transformers lore built upon a brief appearance of alternate colored Cybertronian jets in the first episode of the original G1 cartoon (Sunstorm also sprang from this appearance). Masterpiece Acid Storm will make his first appearance in the US, as of now there is no Japanese version available.

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Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave Hasbro Release Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Check out official images of the upcoming Hasbro edition of Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave. Soundwave and 5 tapes are due out later this year in the US. Soundwave sports a toy-accurate yellow visor on his US version, rather than the red one from the Japanese release.

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Botcon 2013 Character Art Montage
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted up a montage of character art from the upcoming Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Termination set. The artwork does a good job of drawing together the five characters in the set and drawing them with a unified, Marvel comics style artwork. Don't be too fooled by the blade on Megaplex's arm, though - we've been told that Megaplex will come with the Powerizer MechTech weapon and not this extra blade, which was added by artist Josh Burcham based on an addition he'd made to Machine Wars Megatron for an art piece back in 2011.

Open this link to view the original image on the Transformers Facebook page - it might well be a sneak peak at the bio-card artwork for this year's Botcon set.

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Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 08:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Via Comic Book Resources we have an advance look at the upcoming Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee for you. Spotlight Bumblebee is set during the period where Bumblebee was on Earth with the rest of the Autobots following Ironhide's death (he got better) and Optimus Prime's resignation as the Autobot's leader; leaving Bumblebee as the leader of the Autobots. This issue tells an untold story from Bumblebee's tenure as leader - and all he has to do is get through a force of rogue Decepticons!

Check out the preview to see what is in store for when this issue hits your local comic shops this Wednesday!

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Generations Fall of Cybertron Whirl In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 08:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of Futaba Channel, we have a look at the Generations Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Whirl in-hand. Autobot Whirl is a part of Deluxe Wave 4, a.k.a. the Wreckers assortment. He's a remold of the Fall of Cybertron Vortex toy with a new head and a new weapon - a pseudo-MechTech rifle, which appears to have a gatling barrel transform out from it.

We have mirrored the images with this story - read on to check out this selection of images of the former watchmaker turned Wrecker.

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Toyfair Australia Transformers Display Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 02:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our fellow fans from Australia, the Ozformers, have shared pictures from the 2013 Australian Toy Fair. It is light on new reveals - the greatest part of the new stuff having been seen at the US Toy Fair last month - but there are some new items such as:

Back of box images for Generations Springer and Blitzwing

Confirmation that Generations Blitzwing has three faces, and is inspired by his Animated counterpart.

A second five-figure booster pack of Kreons is revealed, collecting Optimus Prime, Sentinel Prime, Megatron, Soundwave and a mystery fifth figure

Marvel Transformers Crossovers return - sort of - in the Iron Man 3 line which features transforming figures "with Transformers technology"

Check out their full coverage here. Note that there were a couple of things on display they were not allowed to share, and these are blurred out in the pictures.

As a bonus, here are the bios for Springer and Blitzwing, as transcribed by 2005 Boards member AutobotMirage:

Autobot Springer:

Autobot Springer was built to be a tough guy. Everything about him, from his nickel-plated blaster cannon to his bad-boy attitude, is calculated to communicate exactly what he wants it to-that he's a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners kind of guy. He prefers to fight alone, trusting his skills and luck to get him out of tight spots, rather than relying on his fellow warriors. After all, other Autobots fail. Autobot Springer never does.

Blitzwing:

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Takara-Tomy Website March Update
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '13 at 02:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their website with the March Transformers toy releases. The end of March brings us two more Masterpieces - MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw and MP-10B Black Convoy. There are also two more releases in the Generations line - TG-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak and TG-14 Soundblaster with Buzzsaw. Yes, like the US Soundwave and New Soundwave are being released together in the same assortment. Both of them sport additional paint applications and shinier finishes, especially evident in the photography of Buzzsaw.

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Bot Shots 2013 Wave 2 Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '13 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The next assortment of four Bot Shots has also arrived at US retail! Bot Shots 2013 Wave 2 (or Series 2 Wave 2 to go by the on-packaging descriptions) consists of the Beast Hunters / Transformers Cybertron styled Optimus Prime, a single pack release of the new Flip Shot Decepticon Brawl from the movie series, Spin Shot Scourge, who is a rather Dinobot-looking Predacon, and the wave's Super Bot is a Jump Shot version of Cliffjumper.

Happy hunting everyone!

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Generations Fall of Cybertron Autobot Data Disks Released in the US
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '13 at 12:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
No false alarms this time friends - we have a confirmed US sighting of the Generations Fall of Cybertron Legends Wave 2 for you. Legends Wave 2 is the Autobot Data Disk Assortment - two 2-packs of Autobot minions to complement Blaster and give him bunch of guys to eject to counter Soundwave's minions! The two 2-packs are Eject & Ramhorn, and Rewind & Sunder - Sunder being based on Kiss Players Position Sundor, this is his first toy in the US!

These ones are popping up all over - we've got sightings in Phoenix AZ, Blossom Hill CA and in New York too! Check out your area's sightings thread to see if Blaster is ejecting his minions in your area.

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Jeff Kline Interview - Beast Hunters Series Hints, New Characters & The Next TV Series
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '13 at 04:00 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Transformers: Prime producer Jeff Kline has recently sat down with Hero Complex for an interview regarding the upcoming 3rd and Final Season of Transformers: Prime; titled Beast Hunters.

At the interview Mr. Kline briefly states that there will be new characters, some of which long time fans would please to see. However, the names will be kept in secret till the reveal.

"There will be new allies as well, some familiar to longtime fans, but those remain secret. The good guys will need them, too, since many of their own have fallen, and the producers have shown a willingness to thin the ranks."

Finally, the producer mentions what we might see in the future. That’s right, a new Transformers cartoon series… the next iteration after Transformers: Prime and its rebranded Season 3; Beast Hunters:

"Kline said the creative team is working on a new “Transformers” show that could go into production soon, but he was reluctant to reveal too many details. As for “Transformers Prime,” he believes viewers ultimately will feel as though the saga has reached an appropriate conclusion.

"I believe that at the end of episode 313, you will feel like this particular tale in the ‘Transformers’ mythology has been told,” Kline said. “Hopefully there will be some surprises, but you will be satisfied".
"

You can read the original article at Hero Complex.

Transformers: Prime Season 3 - Beast Hunters will debut this March 22nd on Hasbro-Discovery Hub TV Network with a Red Carpet Premiere on March 16th.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Red Carpet Premiere
Posted by News Fetcher on March 02 '13 at 02:01 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Hub are holding a special world-premiere screening for the first episode of Transformers Prime Season 3 - Beast Hunters. The premiere is being held on 14 March, the day before the network premiere of the episode, at the Globe Theatre in Universal Studios Hollywood.

Check out the news via David Sobolov's Facebook page. The invite includes a new CGI render of Optimus Prime in his new Beast Hunters body.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Mid-Season Break & Final Season Confirmed
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '13 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
IGN has posted additional information about Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, direct from Hasbro and The Hub. First up is the confirmation that the series is coming to its end with this season, as we have previously heard - these final episodes will mark the conclusion of the Transformers Prime saga.

Second there is also confirmation that the series will be taking a break approximately four episodes in. We're basing that figure on IGN's report that starting Friday, April 19 (about four weeks after the season premiere) the first four episodes will be rerun in special encore presentations with additional content called "Autobits" - "behind-the-scenes trivia with exclusive in-picture commentary designed to create an immersive viewing experience."

IGN then goes on to state that new episodes will resume in May. We'd imagine based on the pattern presented that this would fall around 17 May for episode 5's airdate, but watch this space for confirmation.

To whet your appetite, give stare over there to check out the latest Beast Hunters trailer!

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Transformers Monstrosity #1 Released, introduces Bulkhead to the IDW Transformers Comics Universe
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '13 at 10:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The first issue of IDW's next Transformers digital-only series, Monstrosity, has been released today and with it a new character has been added to IDW's Transformers comics universe. That character is none other than the Autobot heavyweight, Bulkhead.

Ordinarily we would not report on every last new character to debut in a Transformers comic, but Bullkhead bears special mention, as he was first introduced in Transformers Animated five years ago and since then has gone on to be a mainstay of the Transformers Prime cast as well. Bulkhead's appearance here with silver jaw and head crest appears to be based on his Prime series appearance, but Bulkhead is Bulkhead, a rising star among a Transformers cast usually populated by mainstays of the franchise from its inception.

You can check out issue #1 of Monstrosity on Comixology here.

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More than Meets the Eye Issue 14 Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '13 at 10:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
iTunes Books has put up a brief three-page preview of the next issue of Transformers More than Meets the Eye, out next Wednesday. There's a fair amount of spoilers in this preview, even low-res as it is, so be warned if you want to go in to this issue. What we will share with you is this is a story which as writer James Roberts puts it, "gives one of the dominoes we've seen set up in the first 13 issues a little nudge, and sees where it all leads to". It is also covering flashbacks to 4.2 million years ago and to the Last Stand of the Wreckers.

If that's not enough, James Roberts has also stated this is the beginning of an eight-part story "in all sorts of ways". You can check out more of his teaser comments on the IDW forums via this post here.

Be sure to check it out in all its glory this coming Wednesday!

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Transformers: Beast Hunters Trailer - A New Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '13 at 09:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
A new trailer for Transformers: Prime Season 3 - Beast Hunters has made it's way to You Tube. The trailer is titled "A New Prime"

Hopefully, the official version will make it's way to the internet soon.

Beware... Spoilers!



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Transformers: The Movie (1986) Animated Storyboards of Deleted Scenes
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '13 at 07:15 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
And now for something a bit old-school, thanks to The Spacebridge Facebook page, who has taken the storyboards used in the production of the 1986 Transformers movie and created animated storyboard videos from them, showing off two deleted/rewritten scenes.

Video 1: Devastator falls- "I have included a section of the film either side so you can see where it would have fit in. I believe this scene was animated as it exists in very late production notes & music was written to accompany it. It was cut as Nelson Shin felt it ruined the flow of Primes attack leading up to his battle with Megatron. Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Sideswipe & Red Alert were picked to attack Devastator as they all have rocket launchers. It also explains what Megatron was looking at when Prime found him."


Video 2: Ultra Magnus's original death- "In the storyboards Ultra Magnus had a much more barbaric death at the hands of the Sweeps. As you can see in the video, he is literally pulled apart. This scene was animated but removed due to concerns over the violence. There are many clues in the film that this scene should still be there. The audio matches this version exactly, Magnus sounds like he is being pulled apart. You see the Sweeps fire out 4 solid beams towards Magnus. Finally Galvatron catches the Matrix when it falls perfectly into his hands from above."


Big thanks to The Spacebridge for sharing these videos with us!

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