By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Thanks to the TFCC and Tempting Toys
for letting us know that the Botcon 2013 customizing class figure is a Blastcharge Strika Clone. The figure is based off of the Generations Warpath mold, which is being used for the set's Strika figure. It sports a yellow and orange camo deco giving homage to Beast Machines Blastcharge. Check out the pic after the break!
UPDATE: Tempting Toys
let's us know that they've given everyone in the class a raffle ticket. It gives you a chance to win something at the end which has yet to be revealed. Stay tunedRead Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Nick Roche sent out a Tweet letting everyone know he is working on ReGeneration One issue zero along side Simon Furman.
Furman on script. Me drawing Hot Rod. @DiColaOfficial
on the tunes. You're going to like this. #Regeneration1ZERO
— Nick Roche (@NickRoche) June 25, 2013
Chris McFeely also reminded us:that'll be for the #0 issue out in September, solicited last week with him among the listed artists, alongside Jeff Anderson, Jose Delbo, Geoff Senior and Casey Coller.Read Replies (0)
By DESTRO from TFW2005
What was it that caused one of the DECEPTICON’s most ruthless soldiers to turn his back on them? And what ancient secret lies hidden deep within an alien planet? All this and more as the origin of the newest AUTOBOT DRIFT, is finally revealed!
Only 65 books were produced:
50 Black Label
15 Blue Label
IDW Limited is a new sub-series of comics by IDW, with three levels of increasingly limited edition high-end releases and including a selection of special features including special art prints. Here are the full details:IDW Limited Transformers Comics
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Amazon now has Pre-Orders
up and a trailer for Transformers: The Covenant of Primus; which gives us a brief look inside the book.
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Hardcover: 176 pages
Book Description:The Covenant of Primus delves into the depths of Transformers mythology to reveal the backstory that’s previously only been hinted at.
Encased in an interlocking Autobot emblem that when pulled open emits Transformer sounds, this tome is a gift to humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primes—the first of the Transformers. Little is known about Alpha Trion, and the rest of the Thirteen Primes have been shrouded in mystery—until now. The Covenant of Primus reveals the stories of these ancient heroes for the first time. It chronicles the saga of Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers. Never-before-seen illustrations depict battles, portraits of the Thirteen Primes, and detailed scenes of the Transformers’ world. Offering insight into their origins, the Golden Age of exploration, the great civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, and much more, this book is the definitive in-world history of the Transformers.
Autobot shield case with three-part interlocking manual opening system and three classic Transformers audio effects
Hardcover book with newly commissioned cover art, 20 newly commissioned illustrations, and many never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archiveRead Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Looking forward to the upcoming Transformers Generations Hoist
figure based on the IDW incarnation of Hoist? To ease the wait, here's some new images of a translucent test-shot courtesy of toyssir8982009
! Compared to Trailbreaker(which Hoist is an extensive remold of), Hoist has what appears to be a new melee weapon.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
There's another new third party group vying for your money, Transformers fans. Introducing DaCa-Toys
. This group is debuting with a Generation 1 toy upgrade in the form of a new, cartoon accurate head with ball-jointed neck for Generation 1 Jetfire, plus articulated hands and cartoon accurate rifle. DaCa-Toys have released some prototype images of the kit on a Generation 1 Jetfire toy already, you can check them out attached to this story.
Furthermore, our sponsors TFSource have contacted us with information on release, pricing, and a color image of the kit. The kit is due to be released in July / August this year, and is priced at $39.95. Check out the TFSource preorder here
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We are now proudly sharing with you a gallery of the recently released Transformers Generations "Thrilling 30" Autobot triple-changer, Sandstorm
! Sandstorm is a heavy remold of the previous wave's Springer, and we do mean "heavy remold" in every sense of the expression, thanks to a lot of remolded parts and a complete new backpack section with a new tailfin and the toy's signature VTOL fans. It is, quite possibly, the single most ambitions remold seen on a Transformers toy yet.
Sandstorm's three modes are all very well realized. VTOL Aircraft mode is a complete different mode from Springer's helicopter; the twin fans give the vehicle a unique look (plus, it's not the kind of alternate mode we often see on a Transformer, which is a plus). Dune Buggy mode makes use of those fans as huge rear wheels and the new tailfin gives the cab a bit of an armored look, which makes for an interesting car mode. Robot mode is the one that most closely resembles Springer - if you ignore the twin fans giving Sandstorm a rather impressive backpack. While nice looking, the fans do cause a few issues with stability - though to the designer's credit, Sandstorm can still hold most poses fairly easily. The tailfin officially sticks up, behind the head, in homage to how the Generation 1 toy was designed - but in a stroke of genius design, you can easily fold this part down into a more discrete backpack if you don't care for the choice.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is very pleased to welcome back Alex Milne
to the TFcon guest list this year. Alex is the artist for IDW’s current Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book, and has also worked on Megatron Origins, the Transformers (2007) Official Movie Adaptation, Spotlight: Arcee, The Reign of Starscream, Transformers: Alliance, Transformers: Drift, and many more. He will be attending both days and offering prints and commissions to attendees all weekend long.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. You can pre-register online for TFcon 2013 via this link
for the exclusives VAN GUARDIAN and ROSWELL.
TFcon 2013 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actors Jack Angel the voice of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in the Generation 1 cartoon plus Dick Gautier the voice of Rodimus Prime, in addition to Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and Transformers comic book writer James Roberts, Transformers comic book artists Livio Ramondelli, Casey Coller and Josh Perez with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is still available
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