By Sol Fury from TFW2005
To promote the upcoming Transformers Age of Extinction, Paramount has teamed up with private hire cell phone app Uber to allow fans a chance to roll with Optimus Prime in three US cities!
The Optimus Prime truck will be in the following cities on the following dates and times:
June 16th | 1pm-7pm
June 19th | 1pm-7pm
June 21st | 1pm-7pm
The way it works is on the day and time when Optimus is in your city, you open the Uber app, tap the Autobots option, tap “set pickup location” and then tap “ROLL OUT!” If you're lucky you'll be picked up by Optimus Prime for a 15 minute Transformers driving experience!Check out the full details on the Uber blog
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Jagex have dropped us a line to let all of you know that they will be having another live stream session for their Transformers Universe game! The stream will be taking place at 6pm GMT tomorrow - that's 1pm EST. Be sure to join in the fun on the Transformers Universe Twitch TV channel
That is not all though, as Jagex have also shared a couple of new bits of concept art on their Facebook page - one showing a Terrorcon standing amid a devastated landscape
, and another showing a large Cybertronian stomping around near a gas station
. Be sure to check both out!
Botcon attendees - we have also heard that Jagex will be at this year's Botcon in Pasadena, California this weekend. Botcon 2014 kicks off on June 19, 2014 and runs through to June 22 - be sure to stop by the Jagex booth and check out what they have on offer.Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
week already! Each year we like to count down to Botcon weekend with a look back at the figures we clamor over, and see where they are on eBay
. This year is a year of anniversaries. The Transformers are 30, Botcon is turning 20, and Fun Publications is celebrating their 10th show. But today we will look back at the first 10.
The first 10 years were run by the creators of Botcon, The Hartmans (for the most part) along with 3H for a few. That's a whole other story, we're focusing on the toys here. Early on, there were only 1 or 2 a year, very simple repaints for the most part. As the brand grew, so did the toys. Eventually getting new heads and very detailed paint applications. Below is a list of 1994 - 2004. Check out the figures and see if you can fill in your collection, or just check to see where figures you have are selling!
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
will be joining us this year at TFcon Toronto 2014. Look for their booth in the dealer room as well as information as part of the 3rd Party Product Preview on the Saturday for all the details.TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention
will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website
. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online
. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.
TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, NEIL KAPLAN the voice of Optimus Prime in Robots in Disguise, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries, Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist ANDREW GRIFFITH, Transformers colorist JOSH PEREZ, Transformers toy designer and artist MARVIN MARIANO, the man behind LilFormers MATT MOYLAN and a live performance by THE CYBERTRONIC SPREE with more TBA.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
It saddens us here at TFW2005 to bring you the news that voice actor and legendary radio star, Casey Kasem, has passed away at the age of 88. If you were a fan of the original Transformers cartoon, Casey Kasem provided the voices for Cliffjumper, Bluestreak, Dr. Arkeville and Teletraan-1. He was also known for his roles as Shaggy on Scooby Doo and Robin on the Super-Friends. Outside of voice acting, he was known as the host of American Top 40 and had one of the most prolific careers in radio. Unfortunately, the last several months of Casey's life has had it's share in drama. In October of last year, he was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. A disease often confused with Parkinson's. The disease left Kasem unable to speak. On June 12th, his family took him off of life support, and he passed away earlier today.
Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. One last long distance dedication from us here at TFW, thanks for getting Megatron dead set in your view finder!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
IDW and particularly writer James Roberts have been honored with nominations for the inaugural True Believer Comic Awards. James Roberts has been nominated as best writer, along with More than Meets the Eye as "Favourite American Comic Book", More than Meets the Eye #13, Cybertron Homesick Blues, as Favourite Single Story and Remain in Light as Favourite Continued Story. IDW editor Chris Ryall has also been nominated as "Favourite Editor" and IDW themselves have been nominated as "Favourite Publisher".
Full details and voting is all set out on the True Believers Awards homepage
. The True Believer Comic Awards will be held annually at the London Film and Comic Con, taking place this year on July 12th. Marvel's legendary Stan Lee will also be in attendance in his last ever European appearance.
The True Believers Awards are being organized by Mike and Cassandra Conroy, a father and daughter team who previous ran the prestigious Eagle Awards. The True Believers Awards have come from a desire to create a more up to date and relevant awards show for the 21st century - so it is a tremendous honor for IDW and Transformers to be nominated for these awards which have a strong and greatly respected pedigree behind them.Read Replies (0)