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E-Hobby Shop Tweets Shattered Glass Quintesson
Posted by News Fetcher on June 05 '12 at 11:30 AM
By process from TFW2005:
e-Hobby Shop, who recently announced a partnership with the official Transformers Collection's Club, has tweeted an image of a familiar Shattered Glass Quintesson.

While this is not evidence of a potential figure, it does indicate the cooperation between the American and Japanese exclusives providers.

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AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on June 05 '12 at 10:00 AM
By process from TFW2005:
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has put up a pre-order for AM-21 Arms Master Optimus Prime. This import figure, listed at $119.99, includes five Micron arms figures. At this time, it is unclear which Optimus Prime this is.

Optimus Maximus? Weaponizer Optimus? Speculate over in the discussion thread.

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Atomic Laser - Product Update 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 10:00 PM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Tonight, Atomic Laser provides an update for their 2012 product offerings. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Atomic Laser, they are noteworthy for creating the reproduction Generation One Technical Specification Cards, or Tech Specs as they are more commonly known. Check out the update below:

"Greetings,

Atomic Laser is pleased to announce that the TSC line is now continuing in 2012!. Our first of several offerings this year will be G1-TSC-1987v1 consisting of 26 cards (SRP $29.95) and they will be available for pre-order in just the next few days!

Also keep your eyes peeled for our Energy Cubes, due back in stock this July.

We at Atomic Laser appreciate your ongoing support as we strive to create some of the highest quality products for TF fans around the globe.

Thanks,
Atomic Laser Customer Service
www.atomiclaser.com"

TFW2005.com would like to remind all once again that these products are not official Hasbro products.

TFW2005.com Member C. Wallace has always been gracious to share his contributions to the Generation One Tech Specs in our very own TFW2005.com Far Art Forum, as the box artwork for the Tech Specs has been tweaked on a few characters for differing reasons. You can check that work out by following the links below:

Remastered Box art
More remastered art for the TSC collection
New remastered Motormaster art
Energy Cubes
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Transformers Collectors' Club
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 09:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has updated their site with the cover of the next club magazine. Due to hit mailboxes over the next couple of weeks, here is what is mentioned on the Club site:

The next issue of the TCC Magazine is wrapped and should be arriving to members over the next couple of weeks. As always, we cram every bit of Transformers news, reviews, previews and original comic content we can in to each issue and this one is no exception!

This month we focus on a recap of BotCon 2012. If you were at the show, a great review and if you weren't, a very cool extended glimpse at what BotCon is all about. We also spotlight two more MTMTE profiles, Windbreaker and Flamefeather, showcase our final 2012 installment of the Allspark Almanac Addendum and in the current comic story "A Flash Forward", the master plan of the Cybertronian known as "Jhiaxus" is finally revealed!


Click the title bar to check out the image and discuss

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Fall of Cybertron Metroplex Interview & Press Release
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 04:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Game Trailers has posted an interview with High Moon Studio's Matt Tieger about a little game you might have heard of called Transformers Fall of Cybertron. The interview talks about one of the parts of the game I'm most excited for, the Citybot Metroplex and shows some of the gameplay in the level where he appears. Matt also talks a bit about Bumblebee's level, which we saw posted earlier this week. Check out the video below:



Not enough new Fall of Cybertron coverage for you? IGN also has a video up for you to enjoy. Check it out on Youtube here!

As one final bit of bonus content for you here tonight, we also have a press release from Activision for all their E3 reveals including Transformers Fall of Cybertron!

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Perfect Effect Not-BlackArachnia Motorbot
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 02:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
3rd Party group Perfect Effect recently teased fans on their blog of an upcoming evil Motorbot. This apparent remold of the just released PE-DX 01 RC and PE-DX 01B RC has been identified within the comic included in the figure as a homage to Black Arachnia!

Check out the scan from the comic after the break!

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Sharpshot
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 11:45 AM
By process from TFW2005:
As if there wasn't already enough Transformers: Fall of Cybertron excitement today, the official Transformers Facebook page has released an in-game shot of the final member of the Insecticon trio, Sharpshot. Most of you will immediately recognize him as G1 Shrapnel.

Quote:
This Cyber Monday we bring you an exclusive screenshot of the Insecticon Sharpshot from Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, hitting store shelves in the U.S. on August 28th. Who is your favorite Insecticon?

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Movie Barricade and Bumblebee Replicas return to TFcon 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Amazing replicas of the Transformers Movie 1977 Bumblebee Camaro and Barricade cars will be in attendance at TFcon 2012 for photo opportunities with all attendees. For those of you that will be in attendance on the Sunday watch for a special appearance by another pop culture vehicle as well.

You can reserve the TFcon exclusive Shafter and register for TFcon 2012 via the online registration page.

TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers Creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil, artist Silas Zee and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.

TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available.

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Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron E3 Metroplex Trailer
Posted by News Fetcher on June 04 '12 at 08:45 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Transformers: Fall of Cyberton E3 Trailer was just aired. Here is the Metroplex Trailer, thanks to a You Tube member who uploaded it.



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Optimus Prime Evolution of a Pop Culture Hero Exhibit at University of South Florida
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '12 at 03:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
dharmacon dropped by our 2005 Boards to share something that is doubtless going to be of interest to all you fans in the South Florida area - from June 2 to August 3 2012, there will be an exhibition charting the evolution of Optimus Prime at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. This cool exhibition in dharmacon's own words "features roughly 100 figures, including many of the major Optimus Prime toys that have been released in the U.S. since 1984, along with plenty of toys from more ancillary product lines (e.g., Heroes of Cybertron, MyClone, Kre-O, etc.). It also features products and merchandise, narrative text and facts, a selection of comic books featuring Prime on the cover, and a display case devoted to the four voice actors that have given life to Optimus Prime over the years.

As an added bonus, there are also letters from three of Optimus Prime's four voice actors in the exhibit. Garry Chalk (voice of Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime 2002-2006), Neil Kaplan (Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime) and David Kaye (Transformers Animated Optimus Prime) have all contributed some honest and heartfelt thoughts about Optimus Prime, the fans and the greater Transformers Legacy.

It's pitched at a general audience, so it may not have anything that fans like us do not already know, but if you are in the area then head on by and take a look - it genuinely sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. Check out the University library opening hours here.

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Transformers Prime Arms Micron Capsule Toy In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '12 at 02:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Prime Arms Micron Capsule Toys have just made their release in Japan, and that means the Japanese blog sites are starting to get some in-hand pictures of these cool new Targetmaster-styled partner figures up. The first set of four, featuring Optimus Prime Blaster, Bumblebee Sword, Zad and Gob, are showcased on this Japanese blog site. Optimus Prime Blaster and Bumblebee Sword are based on Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in Transformers Prime, and transform into new weapons for Optimus and Bumblebee to wield - a cool blaster similar to Optimus' O.P. Arms Micron and a wicked looking double bladed sword. Zad and Gob are new, come in two color variations (purple or black), and turn into some crazy looking melee weapons.

They're a pretty awesome set all things considered and worth taking a look at - especially when you also consider the "fan mode" that has come to us from Japanese image board 2Chan, showing a combined robot form using all six sets. At least, we're assuming it's a fan mode...

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TFW Dark of the Moon Soundwave Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '12 at 01:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Moving right along, next up for you we have the third in our little series of "toys that never made it to US retail" from the Dark of the Moon line. Up next is Soundwave. Three versions of Soundwave were planned for the Dark of the Moon line - of those only the Cyberverse made it to US retail; the Human Alliance Soundwave and this one, the Deluxe class toy, never made it outside of Japan and a very limited release through Hasbro Asia. It's a pity because while the toy is not without its flaws (the roof of the car hangs off the back in a very unattractive way) it is a good toy, very solidly built and a nice representation of the character who appeared on screen in the movie. He nicely complements the other Decepticons and is a real step up from the satellite version from Revenge of the Fallen.

Check out our gallery for another look at a toy which missed out on US shelves:

Transformers Dark of the Moon Deluxe Soundwave gallery

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Fall of Cybertron Metroplex Revealed, Escalation Returns
Posted by News Fetcher on June 03 '12 at 12:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Ahead of E3, an early copy of the next edition of Gameinformer has stolen the thunder of High Moon Studios big E3 reveal for Fall of Cybertron, Metroplex. The big dude is shown in a screencap attached to the magazine's latest coverage of Fall of Cybertron and as you can see he is very much his original Generation 1 self, reimagined in the Cybertronian style of the War / Fall of Cybertron series. Metroplex is set to play a pivitol role in Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and while from what we have heard so far you may not get to control the titanic Autobot directly, when you play as Optimus Prime you will have the ability to mark targets for Metroplex to deal with. How Metroplex deals with them is half the fun - we have seen him eliminate targets using missile strikes or by closing in to smash them with his mighty fists, depending on the context.

Discuss this new image and the look of Fall of Cybertron Metroplex here. Image credit goes to Foxdie on the Full Metal Hero boards.

But that is not the only news. The article around the image reveals that a fan-favorite element of Transformers War for Cybertron, the Escalation horde mode, is also set to return. Gameinformer reports that they have had a little hands-on time with the new mode, and will have some videos of it up in due course, so that is something to look forward to.

Discuss the return of Escalation in Fall of Cybertron here!

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Maketoys Yellow Giant: Final Photos
Posted by News Fetcher on June 02 '12 at 10:15 AM
By process from TFW2005:
The final set of limited edition yellow Maketoys Giant is out in the wild! Member itouch19822011 of the 78dm.net forums has posted two exhaustive pictorial reviews of set C, which includes Wheel Loader and Mixer, and the combined form of all 6 Giant construction team members.

As a reminder, set C also includes replacement parts for set B, including a redesigned Giant head, and improved parts for Dump Truck that were prone to breakage.

Take a few minutes (or hours) to view all the images, and then head over to the Giant megathread to share your thoughts.

Staff Note: This kit is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.

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New Defenderworx Camaro Upgrades
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 10:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
We as fans love our giant robots, but one of the best things about the particular giant robot series that we love is that they also turn into cars sometimes! As an extension of that Defendorworx has made a several upgrades for the 2010-2011 5th Generation Camara to trick out and make it look as much as a robot that is poorly in disguise! Site sponsor Bigbadtoystore.com has added new preorders for the following upgrades (All are available in either chrome or two-tone):

Automatic Gear Shifter
Autobot Door Sills
Manual Gear Shifter
Autobot Locking Fuel Door
Autobot Non-locking Fuel Door


Get your preorders locked in here!

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New Package Image of Asia Exclusive Leader Starscream and Ironhide
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 10:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Following up on our Generations toy news earlier, Toys2mail Station has updated their Facebook page with a new look at the upcoming Asia exclusive Generation 1 repaints of Hunt for The Decepticons Leader Class Starscream and Dark of the Moon Leader Class Ironhide. This new image shows the back of the boxes for these two figures from a catalog scan. As opposed to the first time we saw these figure way back in March, the boxes are now coming in Generations packaging and not movie-style packaging.

Take a look at the image after the break!

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IGear Weapon Specialist Prototype Weapon Integration Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 10:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Tudou.com has uploaded a video of the highly anticipated, and very much delayed, Igear Weapon Specialist prototype. This video demonstrates the figures weapons and how all of them will interact with the figure. His sawblade attachment, movie-esque cannons, sniper rifle, bazooka and knife are all shown here. You can watch the video HERE

July 15th is the most recent release date given from Igear. Keep checking back for more updates on this figure and his partner Medical Specialist.

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Toyworld Hegemon In Package Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 09:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
3rd Party Group Toyworld has updated their Facebook page with a pair of photos of their upcoming unofficial Megatron figure, Hegemon. Hegemon will come packaged in robot mode, which is unsurprising given the figures alternate mode. Toyworld's quote for these pair of pics on their Facebook is "Will be release soon". Will this third party group make their intended release date for June? We'll find out this month!

Keep checking back for more pictures.

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Beast Wars: Transformers Season 2 Now Available on Netflix
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 04:30 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Following up on the addition of Beast Wars Season 1 on Netflix a short while ago, Netflix has updated yet again with the addition of the second season to it's streaming library; joining the first season of the show, the original Generation 1 cartoon, and the first season of Transformers Prime.

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Generations Deluxe and Legends Four Pack Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on June 01 '12 at 04:30 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Thanks to the Facebook page Toys2Mail, we now have pics of an upcoming Generations redeco set: Generation 2 Jazz and Combat Hero Optimus Prime (Out of Generations Jazz and RTS Optimus Prime) with Legends Motormaster and Thundercracker (Out of Legends RTS Optimus Prime and Starscream.)

While the two packs are listed as Wal-Mart exclusive, it is unknown at this time whether or not this will be available across the pond, or only available through Asian Markets. We will update this post with more information as it becomes available.

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