By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
There's not a better way to get your day started than with a brand new image of an Optimus Prime toy from Transformers: Age Of Extinction! Courtesy of TFW2005 board members, we have a new image of an Optimus Prime toy from the new live action film.
At this time we only have the one image with the original source being unknown. It does appear to be different from the previous Optimus Prime toy revealed at this year's New York Comic Con.
Is this a new Leader Class figure? Voyager?
Check out the image after the jump and sound off on what you think of this reveal!Read Replies (0)
By Secretcode from TFW2005
It's time for a triple dose of TakaraTomy Generations this morning, courtesy of (as usual) Alfes' Toy Blog
, where he has a posted galleries of TakaraTomy's take on the IDW Bumblebee
mold (with a more Goldbug-inspired color scheme, albeit one that doesn't use the "Goldfire" Goldbug headsculpt), as well as the two-pack release of Trailbreaker
. All three galleries feature numerous photos of these new releases, with comparisons with the Hasbro releases of the toys, as well as their Generation 1 counterparts for Hoist and Trailcutter.
We have mirrored a handful of the photos in this story itself, but for the full in-depth galleries, click on the links above.Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
The 4th part of Dark Cybertron
hits stores tomorrow and we've got the preview!Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #24
TRAPPED! Alone on a strange world, the crew of the Lost Light struggle against an unknown enemy-but what does this have to do with SHOCKWAVE's master plan?
Answer: everything. Meanwhile, OPTIMUS PRIME finds an old friend in the Dead Universe!
Read on to preview this issue!Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Site sponsor TFsource
has sent out a catalog for the holiday season and it contains some looks at new 3rd party unofficial Transformer products. First up, is the next project from Mastermind Creations. Terminus Rapidus will be a Quickswitch homage and has cleverly been teased before in the form of their "Steelian Scientist" teasers (Cyclops
, Doctrinus Scope
, Physicus Tempest
) which were all Mastermind Creations way of showing the various alternate modes. This doesn't mean these figures won't be released, just that Terminus Rapidus is most likely first. To top off this exciting news, Mastermind Creations has sent us a clear picture of the prototype!
Also shown in the TFsource
catalog is our first look at the individual images of Maketoys next combiner, Quantron. This is our first look at the individual vehicle modes of the groups next combiner homage of G1 Computron.
You can join the discussion for the Maketoys Quantron in vehicle modes in the thread here
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Rounding out our look at the Generations Deluxe IDW Comics Wave 3 is a look at Skids
! Skids is a talented Autobot - a theoretician by training, he is also an "outlier", an Autobot with an unusual talent, which in his case is the ability to learn at an exceptional speed. He was picked up by the crew of the Lost Light suffering from memory loss and joined their quest to search for the Knights of Cybertron. As such he is a very special toy, because not only is he the last of the 1984 and 1985 cars to get a Classics update, but he is also a member of the Lost Light crew, which are always welcome releases.
Skids is a really fun toy. He is not flawless, because he does have a bit of limited movement in his shoulders and his backpack does sometimes make him a little tricky to balance. But he also has a very sharp look, strongly conveying both the concept of an updated version of Generation 1 Skids and also capturing the feel of the character from the comic. He also has an absolute mountain of weaponry, including two double-barreled shoulder cannons, two shoulder mounted banks of missiles, 8 missiles per shoulder, twin lasers in each arm which swing out to either side of the wrist, plus liquid nitrogen rifle and the nudge gun. The latter two weapons can combine into a larger weapon. Almost all these weapons can tuck away as well, so Skids can be displayed in a nice variety of configurations.
All in all, Skids is a good release, and a lot of fun. He is very much the spirit of a Classics update of the original toy, and the sheer amount of guns makes for lots of posing options. If the shoulders had a little more freedom to move, he'd probably be perfect. Even so, with his wave now hitting US retail, I cannot recommend this one enough. He's worth hunting down and adding to your collection. Check out the gallery at the link below and see for yourself.
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By Secretcode from TFW2005
The hunt begins, yet again! Thanks to TFW2005 Boards members Dudicus (who might be big and/or battlin') and ssg4life, we now have retail sightings of the long awaited 7th wave of Generations Deluxes (Or Wave 3 of the IDW Comic Pack-In Deluxes, depending on how you see it) at retail in the United States. This wave features Goldfire (aka Goldbug), Waspinator, Skids and Generation 2 Dreadwing.
Have any sightings you'd like to share with your fellow fans? Swing on by TFW2005's Sightings Subforum
to share some of the love, as well as check out what may be in your area.
Want to check out some nice photos of this wave? Check out TFW2005's Galleries
! Galleries for Goldfire
are currently live (with Skids coming soon) so click the links and check them out.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We're back with our next gallery from the upcoming Generations IDW Deluxes Wave 3, and this time we've got a Predacon for you. We're not talking about the dragons from Beast Hunters or the original five from Generation 1 either, we're talking about the Beast Wars Predacons and Hall of Fame Fan's Choice winner Waspinator
Waspinator is one of the two complete new molds in this assortment of Generations Deluxes. He is an excellently done little deluxe toy, and very accurate to the look of the CGI model of the character in the show in robot mode. The beast mode suffers a little with exposed robot hands, but is otherwise an excellently realized beast mode. In beast mode, Waspinator's insect legs can be adjusted to allow him to balance on them - which was something very few insects from the Beast Wars era could accomplish. In both modes Waspinator's wings can be made to flap at the push of a button, which is a cool feature but I'd have liked a way to lock them in the "up" position for flying poses. In robot mode, Waspinator's knees are a little restricted, which does limit his poseability a little.
Overall though these are very minor flaws which are easy enough to overlook. Waspinator is a solid release with an excellent design and a brilliant likeness to the show design of Waspinator. If you're a fan of Beast Wars or just a fan of Waspinator as a character, this is one toy that you will want to pick up. As always, open up the link below to see our gallery and judge for yourself:Generations Deluxe Waspinator GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
This one is another rumor for the rumor mill, so take it with a pinch of salt.
2005 Boards member Moroni Prime noticed that on the Kre-O Nation site
, when creating your username you are offered a list of Transformers names, all bar one of which are existing Kreons. The one who is not? Tailgate.
Does this mean that a Kreon Tailgate is in the works, or does it just mean whoever was tasked with picking out the list of Transformers names just like the name Tailgate and put him on the list (we should point out the list draws heavily on characters from Transformers Prime, the movie series and the War for Cybertron game - and Tailgate was a character in Transformers Prime). That being said, there is a Windcharger Kreon out there, so a white redeco may not be beyond the realms of imagination.
For now though, take this with a grain of salt.
Image attached to this story taken from the signature of 2005 Boards member SPLIT LIP, because More than Meets the Eye Tailgate is awesome.Read Replies (0)