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Botcon 2013 Exclusive Souveniers Confirmed
Posted by News Fetcher on June 27 '13 at 06:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member ScottyP has stopped by to let us know the Botcon 2013 show-only exclusive souvenirs. As confirmed by this years exclusive comic that comes with the "Machines of War" set, we have the following on tap for this year's Botcon:

Starscream (attendee exclusive freebie)
Rainmakers 3-pack (LE 2500 sets)
Electro and Sandstorm (LE 2000 sets)
Mirage and Thundercracker (LE 2000 sets)
Kreon 5-pack (LE 1500 sets)

Check back later today for pictures!

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Transformers: Prime Season 3 Beast Hunters Episode #9 Evolution Promo Stills
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 07:16 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Toon Barn has revealed a couple of Teaser Images from this week’s brand new episode of Transformers: Prime Season 3 - Beast Hunters.

Images from Episode #9 - "Evolution", features Ultra Magnus with "his" Forge Of Solus and Optimus Prime v2.0 being totally awesome as usual.

To read a brief description on what you might expect from this Friday’s episode, take a look at the Press Release we received from the Hub Network. You can take a look at the new images, after the jump.

Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Episode #9 Evolution airs Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Hub Network.

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Jiaflix Enterprises Explain China's Role In Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 07:01 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
This may not be a huge news, but Chinese Officials (for the movie) have made some statements regarding what sort of filming that will take place in China for Transformers 4. These statements come in light of the recent rumors of popular Chinese buildings being destroyed on screen. However, officials made sure to dismiss the rumors immediately. Speaking to entertainment website Coming Soon, Marc Ganis; president of production company Jiaflix Enterprises said, "The film has a great deal to do with China. Effectively, China is a character in it."

"So much of the movie takes place in China and the character [Li Bingbing] plays is a Chinese national. So it's a very natural position for her to have." he added.

Perhaps this statement might have been made because of all the negative criticism Iron Man 3 received for shoehorning China in; which resulted negative feedback even from the Chinese viewers.

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Possible New Transformers Vehicles on Set
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 05:01 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Instagram users kingmyreee and iamjwest caught some cars on the way to the Transformers set on a carrier in Detroit, and a couple new super cars are present. We have a concept Cadillac and convertible Buick on the back, along with a possible blue/purple Maserati and a white Ferrari. (either way, some more super car heat, whatever they are).

Check out the videos on their pages, and some pictures from them attached to the story.

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TFW2005 Gallery of TFCC Scourge
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 12:45 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
We got this one in right before leaving for Botcon 2013, and we couldn't wait to share! TFW2005 is happy to present a detailed gallery of the Transformers Collectors Club Subscription Service RID Scourge. The first of the subscription figures to ship, RID Scourge is a repaint of Reveal The Shield G2 Prime. The original Scourge from Robots In Disguise (2000/2001) was a repaint of the original G2 Laser Optimus Prime. So it was a natural fit, and one I personally, and many of the fans have been asking for since the original RtS Prime was released.

The club figure features a very Scourge-like deco, mixing up the Japanese Black Convoy upside down G2 Symbol on the door and the red windows from the US Scourge release (the Japanese one had pink plastic). The sword, depending on the light, can be pink or red, further tying that all up.

Check out some key shots attached to this story, and view the entire gallery here:

TFCC RID Scourge Gallery.

And if you want to refresh your memory on the forgotten era of Transformers, check out our side project over at RIDForever.info.

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Unconfirmed But... Thundercracker and Starscream Convention Exclusives
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 12:30 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
This just in from Botcon 2013... Not 100% confirmed, but our very own Sol Fury is already at Botcon in San Diego, and he has seen the official shirt for this years show. The shirt features Megaplex and Skywarp from the set, along with Thundercracker and Starscream redecos from the HftD Terradive mold.

Whether these guys get released as the show exclusives isn't known for sure, but it's a pretty safe bet. Stay tuned through the weekend for breaking Transformers news and images!

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Generations 2013 IDW Cover Deluxes - New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 12:16 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Entertainment Earth released a new look at upcoming Generations IDW Cover deluxes. Included here are shots of the figures and the comic cover it will come with. The pic is a bit small, but you can get a feel for what they will look like at retail as opposed to their hand painted versions from Toy Fair. Included are Orion Pax, Megatron, Trailcutter (Trailbreaker) and Bumblebee in their updated alt forms.

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Botcon Countdown - 2009 Wings of Honor Figures on eBay
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 10:45 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
As Botcon 2013 gets underway, we are remembering Convention Exclusive toy sets from years past. Today is the 2009 set, Wings of Honor. Core figures included new versions of Kup, Scourge, and the Sweeps!

And since things are already jumping off in San Diego, you might even be able to find some early sellers for this years Botcon 2013 sets!



Wings of Honor

Thunderclash
Flak
Landshark
Scourge
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San Diego Comic Con Metroplex?
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 09:15 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
A video on Youtube shows a convention goer at the Tokyo Toy Fair discussing Metroplex with what looks to be a representative of Takara Tomy. While overall it's just a basic video where we get to see the Japanese Metroplex deco in action, one thing stood out. While describing the Japanese version, highlighting the paint applications and two guns - the Takara Tomy representative stated that it was "same as the comic con version".

Could this be the reason Hasbro has been holding out revealing a Transformers only SDCC exclusive? Will we get confirmation this weekend at Botcon? Stay tuned!



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Botcon 2013 Customizing Figure UPDATED - Secret Prize Coming
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 09:15 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Thanks to the TFCC and Tempting Toys for letting us know that the Botcon 2013 customizing class figure is a Blastcharge Strika Clone. The figure is based off of the Generations Warpath mold, which is being used for the set's Strika figure. It sports a yellow and orange camo deco giving homage to Beast Machines Blastcharge. Check out the pic after the break!

UPDATE: Tempting Toys let's us know that they've given everyone in the class a raffle ticket. It gives you a chance to win something at the end which has yet to be revealed. Stay tuned

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Botcon 2013 Customizing Figure
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 08:45 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Thanks to the TFCC and Tempting Toys for letting us know that the Botcon 2013 customizing class figure is a Blastcharge Strika Clone. The figure is based off of the Generations Warpath mold, which is being used for the set's Strika figure. It sports a yellow and orange camo deco giving homage to Beast Machines Blastcharge. Check out the pic after the break!

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1965 and 1969 GTO To Be Featured In Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 07:00 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Youtube user Mendenhall512 posted a video showing his 1965 and 1969 GTOs being loaded onto a Paramount Pictures flatbed truck. In the description he states that Paramount is renting them for Transformers 4, and that they will be used as Mark Wahlberg's personal cars throughout the movie. If true, they go along with the vintage 67 Camaro Stealth Bumblebee, so it seems we have a mix of new and old rides shaping up for 2014. There is also the possibility these are just being used in set pieces as several on the forums suggested, so only time will tell.



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Nick Roche working on ReGeneration One ZERO
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 06:45 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Nick Roche sent out a Tweet letting everyone know he is working on ReGeneration One issue zero along side Simon Furman.

Quote:
Furman on script. Me drawing Hot Rod. @DiColaOfficial on the tunes. You're going to like this. #Regeneration1ZERO
— Nick Roche (@NickRoche) June 25, 2013

Chris McFeely also reminded us:

that'll be for the #0 issue out in September, solicited last week with him among the listed artists, alongside Jeff Anderson, Jose Delbo, Geoff Senior and Casey Coller.

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Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 4
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 06:30 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Thanks to Shatterblast of the 2005 Boards we have a look at upcoming Beast Hunters deluxe figures due in wave 4. Included are alternate colored Starscream and Knock Out, plus Arcee and Vertebreak. These are some of the first shots of these figs in hand without the retouching of official pics.

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Transformers Go! Black Versions Incoming?
Posted by News Fetcher on June 26 '13 at 06:30 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
HobbyArk posted on Facebook that there will be some black deco versions of a couple Transformers Go! releases. They mention a Black Samurai Team for about $67 USD, and it will be a Toys R Us Japan exclusive. Along side that, there will be a Black Ninja Team exclusive to AEON Japan for the same price. And to round it out, a Black Beast Hunters Optimus Prime (Voyager) which is exclusive to Cybertron Satellite Shop for $51 USD. All are due in November.

No pictures as of now, stay tuned.

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IDW Limited Transformers Drift BotCon Exclusive
Posted by News Fetcher on June 25 '13 at 06:15 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
What was it that caused one of the DECEPTICON’s most ruthless soldiers to turn his back on them? And what ancient secret lies hidden deep within an alien planet? All this and more as the origin of the newest AUTOBOT DRIFT, is finally revealed!

Only 65 books were produced:
50 Black Label
15 Blue Label

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. Here are the full details:

IDW Limited Transformers Comics

Check out all the new IDW Limited Transformers Drift images after the jump.

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New Colors for Weaponizer Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in Beast Hunters
Posted by News Fetcher on June 25 '13 at 05:45 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Thanks to shadow panther of the 2005 Boards for sharing a picture of some new color schemes for Transformers Prime Weaponizer class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Optimus is sporting a green and blue palatte, while Bumblebee gets his stealth deco on with a black/yellow paint job. Check out the pic after the break!

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Botcon Countdown - Games of Deception and Shattered Glass on eBay
Posted by News Fetcher on June 25 '13 at 09:45 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Botcon 2013 is right around the corner, and we are linking you to figures in past years' exclusive toy sets all week. First up in our week long Featured Auction Botcon Countdown are the toys seen in 2007, one of the most sought after years, Games of Deception. This set contained the ever so popular Classics molds, and even included core characters such as Thundercracker, Dirge, and Thrust.

And don't forget, some folks may be parting with their 2013 convention figures. Take a look and check for any Botcon 2013 sets!



Games of Deception

Bugbite
Dreadwind
Thundercracker
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Pagani Huayra Joins Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on June 25 '13 at 05:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Supercar Pagani Huayra is the latest addition to Transformers 4.

Director Michael Bay's Official Website has been updated with the following:

"Considered a masterpiece of design and engineering, this fierce, 2013 blood red Pagani Huayra, is named after an ancient Andean God of Wind."

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Transformers: The Covenant of Primus Amazon Listing And Trailer
Posted by News Fetcher on June 24 '13 at 06:15 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Amazon now has Pre-Orders up and a trailer for Transformers: The Covenant of Primus; which gives us a brief look inside the book.

Release Date: December 10, 2013

Hardcover: 176 pages

Publisher: 47North

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1477805990

ISBN-13: 978-1477805992



Book Description:
The Covenant of Primus delves into the depths of Transformers mythology to reveal the backstory that’s previously only been hinted at.

Encased in an interlocking Autobot emblem that when pulled open emits Transformer sounds, this tome is a gift to humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primes—the first of the Transformers. Little is known about Alpha Trion, and the rest of the Thirteen Primes have been shrouded in mystery—until now. The Covenant of Primus reveals the stories of these ancient heroes for the first time. It chronicles the saga of Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers. Never-before-seen illustrations depict battles, portraits of the Thirteen Primes, and detailed scenes of the Transformers’ world. Offering insight into their origins, the Golden Age of exploration, the great civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, and much more, this book is the definitive in-world history of the Transformers.


Product Features:

Autobot shield case with three-part interlocking manual opening system and three classic Transformers audio effects

Hardcover book with newly commissioned cover art, 20 newly commissioned illustrations, and many never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archive

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