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.Read Replies (0)
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:
For the guys:
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!Read Replies (0)
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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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.
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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.Read Replies (0)
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.Read Replies (0)
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.Read Replies (0)