By Sol Fury from TFW2005
In 2003, Transformers Armada hit its stride and took everyone by storm, exceeding demands and giving fans a long-awaited toy in the form of a supreme class Unicron! The series also launched in Japan under the name Micron Legend where it enjoyed moderate popularity, though Japanese fans could not get enough of the Mini-Cons, called Microns in Japan. The Transformers comics by Dreamwave continued with more miniseries including War & Peace, the second series set in the “modern day” of Dreamwave’s Generation 1 universe. Simon Furman carried on his work, penning the remaining 12 issues of Transformers Armada, as well as the important War Within: The Dark Ages miniseries. Comics were an area of major expansion, as both Dreamwave and Devil’s Due published G.I. Joe VS Transformers crossovers, the first in over 10 years. The UK even got its own dedicated (but short lived) Transformers Armada comic from Panini. Even the toyline underwent expansion, with the new Transformers Universe line launching in June-July as a side-line running parallel to the Transformers Armada toyline, and a short-lived Wal-Mart exclusive Dinobots sideline.Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Fewture Models and the Unimetal Optimus Prime were on display at SuperFest this weekend in Japan. Thanks to sponsor Tempting Collectibles
, we have a quick look at the display. Included are...
Human scale Unicron head, painted in color.
Large PVC versions of Grimlock, Optimus Prime, and the previously seen Alpha Trion.
Super Deformed Optimus Prime and Rodimus (not Kids Logic ones).
Unimetal Optimus Prime.
Various Transformers Insignia items.
Check out all the shots after the break!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Via Transformers Columbia
, we have some new official images of the upcoming Transformers Generations Rattrap and Tankor, which includes in package pics for both toys. Be sure to check out a very welcome return of the classic Maximal and Vehicon faction logos on these packages!
Furthermore we have learned via a post on the Facebook page of online retailer Kapow Toys
that Tankor and Rattrap are expected in July 2014, with Crosscut only delayed until September 2014. Please note, this is specific to one online retailer, and these dates may follow the expected Asian release dates so the US release window might lag behind slightly.
Nothing is cancelled! Rattrap, Tankor and Crosscut will all be released!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Since we are celebrating Robots in Disguise in today's chapter of the 30 years of Transformers in 30 days, we thought now would be a great time to take a look at one of the many cool homages to Robots in Disguise that has come out across the last few years - the Transformers Collectors Club 2011 membership exclusive, Sideburn
Sideburn was a redeco of the Transformers Classics Rodimus, which is a nice bit of self-referencing given that the Robots in Disguise Super Sideburn deco was itself based on Hot Rod's own deco. The deco is particularly well-suited to the mold and does a good job of evoking the character, and a clever paint job on the robot mode head helps to give Sideburn his own identity.
Overall, the TCC Sideburn was a particularly sharp deco and looked good on the Rodimus mold. If you're a fan of Robots in Disguise, you could do a lot worse than seeking this toy out for your collection. Check out SydneyY's excellent gallery and judge for yourself.Transformers Collectors Club Exclusive SideburnRead Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Jagex have made some new announcements for their Transformers Universe MOTA game. The first among these is is that they have released the concept at for Duststorm
, one of their new design Decepticons who sports a sharp eyepatch in the style of Transformers Armada Demolishor.
Next up is that Jagex are bringing forward premium memberships for the game - while the game itself will be free to play, you can purchase a "Founders Pack" in four successively expensive packages, each one netting you more bonus in-game content, early access to new characters, and each one comes with a season pass of increasing length based on what level you spring for. Every Founders Pack also gives you a guaranteed three days early access to the game. Find out more on the Founders Packs here
Lastly, Transformers Universe is on tour
! Jagex has already shown off the game so far at The Gadget Show Live in Birmingham and at Insomnia 51, it's next stop is MCM London Comic Con on the 24th May! If you are at MCM, be sure to stop by and say hello to the team, and check out the game!Read Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Video game website GameTrailers.com
has uploaded a new trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, this time focusing on the Decepticons leader himself, Megatron. The Megatron is question is the "Aligned" version from Fall of Cybertron, still rocking the upgraded body he acquired in that game.
The trailer shows off some new gameplay, showing off his melee moves, transformation, and of course, fighting some Autobots.
Check it out after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Courtesy from a TakaraTomy ad from the most recent Dengeki Hobby Magazine, we have confirmation of a crossover event between Transformers and Evangelion. The ad first seen here
on Twitter and reported by AnimeNewsNetwork reveals Optimus Prime (drawn similarly to his MP-10 silhouette) with nods and symbols from Evangelion, including a NERV symbol on his shoulder. Does this mean a potential toy release with this deco? No details are available at this time unfortunately.
For those fans not familiar with the Evangelion series, Evangelion is an apocalyptic anime in the mecha genre first airing in the mid 1990's, which became very popular in Japan. The series is set in a futuristic Tokyo, fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm (see more info here
). AnimeNewsNetwork also translated a summary of the cross over explaining more details:The Angels are invading. Breaking a long silence, the mysterious life-forms known as the Angels suddenly appear. The weapons the UN forces gather together in retaliation can't even scratch them. In the end, they turn to the secret agency, NERV, to manage the anti-Angel strategy.
With Neo-Tokyo 3 in their sights, the Angels slowly advance upon the city...but suddenly a spaceship comes hurtling down from the sky above the Angels: the Sky Lynx! Out of the ship emerges warriors of the far-off planet Cybertron. They've come to investigate after noticing an unusual energy reading.
"We can't let a disaster like the Second Impact occur on this planet."
"What?! What are these monsters?!"
The shocked Cybertron convoy sets its sights on an enemy much bigger than themselves.
Discuss the crossover after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By Secretcode from TFW2005
The Transformers Collectors Club has posted a new announcement on their Twitter account, featuring the cast of Rescue Bots! Joining BotCon 2014 are Steve Blum (Voice of Heatwave in Rescue Bots as well as Prime Starscream, RiD Dark Scream, Fortress Maximus and W.A.R.S... look he voices a LOT of people, okay?), Parvesh Cheena (Rescue Bots Whirl), Jason Marsden (Kade Burns), Shannon McKain (Graham Burns), Elan Garfias (Cody Burns), Nicole Dubuc (voices of Bumblebee and CAT, as well as writer for several Rescue Bots and Prime episodes), as well as writers Greg Johnson (Who also worked on Beast Wars) and Brian Hohlfeld (Who also co-created the series with Dubuc and Jeff Kline.)BotCon 2014 is June 19-22nd in Pasadena, California.Read Replies (0)