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Transformers 4 may film in Bangkok, Thailand
Posted by News Fetcher on November 15 '12 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers 4 is shaping up to be quite the globe-hopping adventure. We've previously heard of the possibility of some on-location filming in the UK in London, we are now also hearing reports via Hollywood Reporter and others that Ilt Jones, the location manager for the first three live-action Transformers movies, has scouted Bangkok as a potential shooting location for Transformers 4! Check out the full write-up on Hollywood Reporter.

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First Look At Transformers IDW Limited Cover Volume #1
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 09:15 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
New first look images of the upcoming Transformers IDW Limited comics. Up next are the Transformers IDW Limited Cover Volume #1 G1 Megatron cover and Autobot logo tray case.

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. These are going to print in silver ink to give off a nice shine.

IDW Limited Books

IDW Limited FaceBook

More IDW Limited images after the jump.

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New Official Pics of Arms Micron Ultra Magnus, Leo Prime and Shockwave
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 09:00 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
TakaraTomy has updated their website listings for three future Arms Micron releases: AM-27 Ultra Magnus (a redeco of the recently release Voyager Ultra Magnus with a new Arms Micron hammer), AM-28 Leo Prime (a redeco of Thundertron in colors resembling those of Lio Convoy from Beast Wars II, with a Micron companion resembling Moon, from the same show.) and AM-29 Shockwave (Who is, oddly enough, the Takara release of Generations/Fall of Cybertron Shockwave, with a new Micron in place of his pre-existing cannon). All three are due for release in December of this year.

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Transformers 4 to Begin Testing for Male and Female Leads
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 05:00 PM
By Kickback from TFW2005:
Get ready Transformers fans! The powers that be (Paramount, Michael Bay) are set to begin testing for the new male and female lead actor/actress in Transformers 4! Thanks to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, we can give you a list of the names of the leading candidates! While Mark Wahlberg is set to play the lead male role, these two castings are for the YOUNG male and female leads.

For the ladies:

Isabelle Cornish

Nicola Peltz

For the guys:

Luke Grimes

Landon Liboiron

Brenton Thwaites

Jack Reynor

Hunter Parrish

These aren't the ONLY candidates, but they are the ones that the studio has admitted to taking part in the testing process. They are set to star with Mark Wahlberg, who was named last week to be the lead actor in Transformers 4.

We've included an image for each actor and actress listed. There are also some hints at the story were also released in the article. Click the title bar of the story if you'd like to be spoiled!

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TFW Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Soundblaster Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 01:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We've got a treat for you today - a gallery showing off the Fall of Cybertron Voyager Class Soundblaster. He's in the same case assortment as Fall of Cybertron Voyager Soundwave, and both were recently released in Australia. 2005 Boards member SydneyY picked up a Soundblaster and has shared a nice extensive gallery with us showing off this new toy.

The figure sculpt - whether you opt for the "New Soundwave" black of Soundblaster or the classic blue version - has great articulation. There's a great range of movement in the knees and elbows, rotatable wrists, arm and leg swivels on top of all the usual articulation. The head sculpt is also excellent. The figure's main gimmick is the ability to store the data disk minions in the chest, then deploy them so they auto-transform on launching from the chest. The auto-transform on Buzzsaw is quite simple, but fun.

As for which one to pick up? SydneyY tells us that Soundwave has a really nice shade of blue, but he personally went for Soundblaster because like a good number of us he already has the War for Cybertron Soundwave mold (his is the cool United version with a shiny finish) and did not want to replace him in his collection.

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Featured Ebay Auctions - Prototypes
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
For our Featured Ebay Auctions, we have a number of Transformers Prototypes to check out. From unreleased to just plain cool items, you can check them out below.

Transformers Prototype Optimus Prime Machine Wars Universe Menasor G1 G2 | eBay
Transformers Titanium Die Cast 6" Scourge Prototype | eBay
Transformers Generation 2 Jazz Unpainted Prototype Test Shot Diecast 1992 Takara | eBay
Transformers Alternators Swerve Finished Prototype Purple Autobot Symbol | eBay
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Diamond Comics Shipping List for 21 November
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member D-Drive has sent us the Diamond Comics shipping list for next Wednesday, 21 November. It's a Transformers comics double with not one but two new Transformers books hitting comic stores! That's right, both More than Meets the Eye and Robots in Disguise have new issues hitting comic stores next week - check out the solicitation text below!

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #11 (also shipping 1-in-10 incentive)

(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) Alex Milne, Nick Roche
SHADOWLAND CONCLUDES! And it's the end of an era when, on pre-war CYBERTRON, enemies close in on all sides and Orion Pax - the future OPTIMUS PRIME - selects a team of AUTOBOTS to help him pull off the ultimate heist - with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance!

Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Alex Milne and 1 by Nick Roche

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #11 (also shipping 1-in-10 incentive)

(W) John Barber (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Casey Coller, Andrew Griffith
CYBERTRON IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE! Tensions ratchet up between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as violence breaks out in the heart of the city... and PROWL looks for someone to blame. Is DIRGE a convenient target-or the key to what comes next? Plus... an old friend comes back home.

Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Casey Coller and 1 by Andrew Griffith

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Transformers Comics Michael Kelly Hasbro Director of Global Publishing Interview
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Facebook page has posted an interview with Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director of Global Publishing. As Director of Global Publishing Michael Kelly works with IDW on the Transformers comics, and from this interview we get a Hasbro perspective on Transformers comics. Check out the interview on Facebook here.

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Transformers Prime Japanese Papercraft Trailer for Weaponizer Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their Transformers website with details of another special promotional item. This time out, it is a papercraft trailer for the Weaponizer Class Arms Master Optimus Prime. This trailer is big enough to fit the Voyager Class mainline Optimus Prime inside it as well as having plenty of spots for mounting Arms Microns on it. It is available at Bic and Yodobashi Camera stores on 21 November with a purchase of 3,000 yen or more on Transformers Prime products.

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Michael Bay to guest star in The Neighbors, Transformers Animated Cameos in Ben 10 Omniverse
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 11:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here's a spot of news for you as far as spotting Transformers alumnus in other projects. There is word that Transformers live-action movie series director Michael Bay will be guest starring as himself in ABC's sci-fi comedy sitcom The Neighbors. Given the show is about a human family who move to a secluded community populated exclusively by aliens living in secret among humanity, maybe Michael Bay will be revealed as an alien? News and a little bit more information on SpoilerTV.

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Hasbro Delivers Innovative & "Must Have" Toys For The Holidays
Posted by News Fetcher on November 14 '12 at 07:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Christmas is just around the corner... well sort of. And Hasbro has sent us a Press Release showing off what they call as "Must Have" Toys For The Holidays.

Transformers is on the list, thankfully. The same cannot be said for the Joes, sadly.

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS DESTRUCTION SITE DEVASTATOR Set
Builders can take control of the most feared DECEPTICON weapon on Earth with the KRE-O DESTRUCTION SITE DEVASTATOR set. A simple construction site becomes the scene of the ultimate Transformers face-off between AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICON's secret weapon of destruction, DEVASTATOR. Offering multiple builds in one, fans can create four construction vehicles including a crane and bulldozer, deconstruct the vehicles to create four different robot figures, or combine all vehicle builds together to form one of the largest and most epic enemies of the AUTOBOT world, the CONSTRUCTICON DEVASTATOR character, complete with wrecking ball and spinning auger accessories. Set includes 590 KRE-O bricks and six unique KREON figures. Ages 8 years & up; Approximate Retail Price: $79.99; Available: Fall 2012.

TRANFORMERS PRIME WEAPONIZERS Assortment
The TRANSFORMERS PRIME WEAPONIZERS Assortment contains all new TRANSFORMERS PRIME-styled figures from Hasbro Studio's hit TV Series in a larger scale. With a huge weapon reveal in both robot and vehicle mode as well as lights, TRANSFORMERS PRIME WEAPONIZERS is the ultimate Prime figure. With four modes including robot, vehicle, robot with pop-up weapons and vehicle with pop-up weapons, TRANSFORMERS PRIME WEAPONIZERS are the ultimate in TRANSFORMERS conversions. Complete with lights, each action figure, including BUMBLEBEE and OPTIMUS PRIME, is sold separately. Ages: 5 & up; Approximate retail price: $29.99.


Check out the full PR, after the jump.

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Weaponizers and Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on November 13 '12 at 12:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of some online store listings and an early image posted on our fellow fansite Fullmetalhero, we've got some more news of new toys coming your way next year as a part of the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters series. First things first, that early look image - what you're looking at is the first picture of an all-new Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime. The new Optimus design is a bulkier, brawnier look with elements of the War / Fall of Cybertron design worked in, particularly the "wings" on the back with the wheels on.

Secondly, by way of new solicits at online store Kapow Toys, we can confirm that the "Ultra" scaled Weaponizers will be returning for Beast Hunters. Moreover, three Weaponizers are listed - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are there, presumably remolds / redecos of the existing Weaponizers, and making his debut in this size class is Ultra Magnus. With the big guy getting his third toy in the Prime line, what do you think his odds of showing up in the series are?

Of course, new toys are no confirmation of the direction the fiction might take - but it's a good gauge of what we might want to start saving some money up for once these start hitting! Those Beast Hunters Weaponizers are due in February 2013 according to the listings, so we hopefully will not need to wait long to see more of them.

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Polygon Pictures Joins With Silver Ant For Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters
Posted by News Fetcher on November 13 '12 at 07:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Polygon Pictures, who delivers you the outstanding animation of Day Time Emmy Award winning series; Transformers: Prime is joining hands with Malaysian based animation studio Silver Ant to bring you the third season, titled Beast Hunters.

Polygon Pictures has provided computer-generated graphics for feature films and videogames, with the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" animated series being one of its representative works. It also operates a licensing business for its original works.

Silver Ant is one of leading animation studios in Malaysia. Its original 3-D animated feature "SeeFooD" was theatrically released in more than 90 countries and regions.

The joint company, Silver Ant PPI, will work with local universities, develop creative capabilities through staff members from Polygon Pictures and establish a coordinated production management system to serve as a speedy, high-quality content production base in the country, the Japanese company said.


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Headrobots Drone Final Product Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 13 '12 at 06:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Headrobots has shared with us some images of their next release. Drone is a customization kit that can be used to customize your Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk or Dark of the Moon Vortex into a Classics Whirl! It features a new head, new weapons modelled after Generation Whirl's guns, alternate "classics" style feet and optional ski parts for the full Generation 1 style. Read on and check them out, along with a tease of another upcoming project.

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Dr Wu Prime Swords Broken Blade, Dark Energy and Ultimate
Posted by News Fetcher on November 13 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member uranusdd has shared with us pictures of three more sword accessories from Dr Wu. Shown here are three "Prime Sword" recolors - based on the sword design for Prima in the Transformers Vault book. The first is the previously-revealed Broken Blade, an item exclusive to online store Captured Prey, with a purple blade and a gold hilt. Second there is a "Dark Energon" varient, with a purple blade and a black hilt. Lastly there is an Ultimate version, with a silver blade and a blue hilt. All three feature a chromed finish and are sized for standard 5mm hand grips.

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Transformers GT GT Optimus Prime and GT Star Saber New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on November 12 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Toys R Us Japan have updated their website with new images of the two upcoming releases in the Transformers GT series, GT Prime (Optimus Prime) and GT Saber (Transformers Victory's Star Saber). The new listings show more pictures of the resin prototypes, this time showing both of the releases on their respective pages. The base body is a heavy remold of Alternity Convoy, basically replacing the Nissan GT-R alternate mode with the Super GT rally version. Comparing the pictures lets you take in the differences between the molds (the head molds are very similar, yet different - check out Saber's ear antennae). There's also art pieces attached to each listing showing the robots and the "race queen" figures that come with them, and our first proper look at the new weapons for both toys.

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Nike Air Max Flyposite Megatron Sneakers
Posted by News Fetcher on November 12 '12 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Website Kicks on Fire has updated with some pictures of a special edition release for the Nike Air Max Flyposite sneakers. Pictured are some "special edition" Megatron sneakers - it's a double reference, both to Calvin "Megatron" Johnson of the Detroit Lions and also to Megatron himself, as the sneakers feature a lawyer-friendly not-quite Decepticon logo (still looks a bit like Soundwave's head, though) and a gridlined, gradient detail that partially resembles the background grid / gradient used on the Generation 1 Transformers packaging.

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iGear Miniwarriors Bushwacker, Cogz and Duneraker Prototypes
Posted by News Fetcher on November 12 '12 at 10:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
iGear have updated their Facebook page with pictures of the next three Miniwarriors. Coming up next are Cogz (aka Gears), Bushwacker (aka Outback) and Duneraker (aka Beachcomber). All three are still at an early stage, shown here as grey prototypes. Some features are visible such as second heads for Cogz and Bushwacker.

Please be aware, these are unofficial items neither licensed or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara-Tomy

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Transformers United EX Story Chapters 5 and 6 Translated
Posted by News Fetcher on November 12 '12 at 05:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our fellow fans at The Allspark have shared translations of the next two chapters of the Transformers United EX story. Chapter 5, The Dragon pays his dues and Chapter 6, Destruction and Regeneration. Story chapter 5, published on the box for Grim Master, introduces the character of Grim Master into the story. His chapter reveals that he's an ex-Decepticon who was once saved by an Autobot commander, and eventually joined the Autobot side to protect the Earth that is precious to him and repay his debt. He's a reformed version of the Dinoforce member Kakuryu from Transformers Victory - his chapter also features references to another former Decepticon ally, Clouder aka Doubleclouder from Masterforce!

Story chapter 6, Destruction and Regeneration, throws Road Master into the mix. A powerful mercenery hired by the Decepticon's new leader referred to only as "the High Regent", it is revealed that he is also a Junkion who betrayed his home world - he is a new form of the E-Hobby character, Detritus!

Open the links above to check out both story chapters.

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TFC Toys F-4 Phantom Box Image
Posted by News Fetcher on November 11 '12 at 01:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
TFC Toys have released a picture of the packaging of their Uranos F-4 Phantom (aka not-Aerialbot Fireflight) via their Weibo blog. The packaging is in a similar vein to that of their Hercules - the gestalt name in one corner, artwork in the other, and a large window showing off the occupant of the box. There's also a return of the lineart style for the inner box tray artwork. Click on the thumbnail at left to check it out.

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