By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
The brief iBooks preview for IDW's Transformers: Robots in Disguise #25
was posted not too long ago, and now we have the full preview!Transformers Robots In Disguise #25
WHAT LIES BENEATH! ULTRA MAGNUS leads what's left of the Lost Light crew deep into the last place they ever thought they'd be-and they find they last CYBERTRONIANS they ever expected to find! Meanwhile: MEGATRON versus GALVATRON: Round One!
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
UK Toy Fair 2014 is now… OPEN. And we have our first look at some of the merchandise from the Transformers Franchise; specifically from Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
If you recall our UK Toy Fair Report
you may have notices that HTI Group is manufacturing Transformers: Age Of Extinction Role Play Vehicles on behalf of Hasbro. You’ll find attached with this news post, an image promoting their Transformers 4 Track Set at the London Toy Fair today.
P.S: The brochure is hinting the allegiance of the Lamborghini Aventador. Naturally, a Spoiler Warning is issued. Check out the image after the jump.
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Ever since we heard that there will be a 4th installment for the Michael Bay Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise, the number 1 debate was whether or not it's a reboot. Today, Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura stated that Transformers: Age Of Extinction is a continuation of the original trilogy and cannot be considered as a reboot.
During an interview with The Hollywood News
, Mr. di Bonaventura stated:"It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it’s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, it’s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.
That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that.
We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably could’ve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. It’s a very different dynamic than I’ve seen in a movie, I’m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way we’re doing it.’"Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
With all the talk about simplification and downsizing
going on in the fandom, we thought it'd be nice to show what the other direction can bring to the table.
MPM-2 Bumblebee was the Takara "Masterpiece" repaint of Hunt for the Decepticons Battle Ops Bumblebee
. MPM-2 was a larger than Masterpiece version of Movie Bumblebee from Revenge of the Fallen with a dead on accurate Camaro mold. Lights and sounds galore. The robot sculpt was also well-done, though it lacked in some arm and leg movement. Paint on the Takara version covered the entire car rather than just yellow plastic, and the interior robot mode was a darker grey with lots of hand painted highlights.
Simplification, smaller molds, less paint - these have a place in the brand as it moves forward for sure. I've had trouble figuring these things out for a while and I'm grown. We just hope that figures like MPM-2, other Masterpieces, well done Leader Class figures (ROTF Leader size, please) stick around in some form as well. And not just $180 dollar imports from Japan.
Take a look at the full gallery for MPM-2 Bumblebee by clicking the link below, we've also attached some key shots after the break!Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee (MPM-2) GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Amazon has listed a pair of new preorders for Transformers trade paperbacks. Transformers Dark Cybertron Volume 2
is hitting on the 24th of June, and collects the second half of the Robots in Disguise and More than Meets the Eye ongoing series crossover.
Then, on the 8th of July, Transformers Movie Collection Volume 2
will be released. This hardcover volume collects IDW Publishing's Transformers Revenge of the Fallen adaptation, along with the two Revenge of the Fallen movie prequels, Alliance and Defiance.
Lastly, Amazon has updated its preorder page for Transformers Classics Volume 7
with cover artwork of this collected volume. Ratchet is featured prominently on the cover of this volume which collects issues #77-80 of the original Marvel comics series along with the Headmasters four-issue series, and the three-issue Movie Adaptation. It's also out on July 8th.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The good people over at Kansas' Transformers convention, TFExpo
, have sent us their latest update! They are proud to announce that Sumalee Montano, the voice of Transformers Prime Arcee, will be attending TFExpo 2014!
Sumalee will join Neil Ross, the voice of Generation 1 Springer, at TFExpo 2014 which is being held over the weekend of August 1st-3rd 2014 at the Holiday Inn at Kellogg and Rock Road. Pre-registration is now open - head over to the TFExpo homepage
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Next in our series of advance looks at yet-to-reach-US-retail Transformers toys we have a look at Generations Autobot Scoop
with his Targetmaster partners, Caliburst and Holepunch! Scoop is an update of the original character from the 1988 Generation 1 series and this is his first new toy in almost 25 years!
Generations Scoop is a fairly nifty toy. He's an update in the style of Universe 2.0 Prowl or Sunstreaker - a version realised with modern technology, better proportions and aesthetics that still ultimately remains extremely faithful to the Generation 1 original. He's got a good range of poseability in robot mode, though the ball jointed hips can sometimes feel a little restricted if they catch on the waist. In vehicle mode he is a nifty little front end loader, and the robot head sits inside the vehicle cab, which is a nice touch reminiscent of Robots in Disguise X-Brawn's head being on his car seat in vehicle mode.
Scoop is accompanied by his two Targetmasters, Holepunch and Caliburst (formerly Tracer). Like the originals, these two do not have a lot of poseability though the moveable arms are a plus. They can turn into a pair of guns for Scoop to wield in either mode, or they can be combined into a larger weapon. Just like the original Generation 1 toy, Holepunch and Caliburst can combine in two different configurations, and there are a good selection of ways for Scoop to wield the combined weapon, not least because once combined the rifle gets two pegs for him to grip on to.
Overall, Scoop is a brilliant and extremely fun toy with lots of possibilities for attaching his guns to his different modes. He might seem like an odd choice to use for an upgrade, but he is well realized and is a good toy in a great assortment. Be sure to scoop him up to add to your collection when he hits retail.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
:Ontario Collectors Con
will be giving away high end door prizes all day long on Sunday, January 26th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. The final announcement is the recently released MP-18 Masterpiece Bluestreak by Takara thanks to show sponsor Kool Toyz
. Check out Kool Toyz for a great selection of Masterpiece and Japanese import Transformers toys online!
The 2014 Ontario Collectors Con
will be January 26th featuring Townsend Coleman
, the voices of Generation 1 Rewind, Transformers Animated Sentinel Prime, Michaelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and The Tick. Also appearing will be Wrestling legend Nikolai Volkoff
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s and 90s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, Power Rangers, and tons of other toys, comics and collectibles.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We're back with another new Transformers toy gallery! Presented here for your viewing pleasure is a look at the upcoming Generations Armada Starscream
, a part of the Generations 2014 Deluxe assortment.
Armada Starscream is, as the name implies, a very nicely crafted homage to the original Transformers Armada Starscream, who was a breakout character with great development in the Transformers Armada series. This version of Armada Starscream is a deluxe, rather than the "Max-Con" Voyager sized original. While he's considerably smaller, Generations Armada Starscream is very well realized - he has excellent poseability that let him strike all manner of awesome poses with his twin swords. Like Transformers Armada Starscream, he also has flip-up missile launchers, they are slightly differently designed on this outing but the end effect is the same - extra shoulder mounted firepower!
I know some people comment on how the swords are now stored in the wings, rather than the wings detaching to make up the swords. In a nice design touch, the wings are ball-jointed, so they can be folded down out of the way when the swords are removed, or popped off altogether if that is your desire.
All in all, Armada Starscream is a great toy and an excellent tribute to the ten year old Unicron trilogy. As a central character in Transformers Armada, it is great that he gets recognition in the 30th anniversary branded Generations series, and it's excellent that the toy is such a perfect update of the original character. He's well worth picking up once he hits stores in the US shortly. Check out the gallery below to decide where he belongs on your want list:Generations Armada Starscream GalleryRead Replies (0)
By TunaKaan from TFW2005
has updated with April Transformers comic solicitations from IDW Publishing.
March marks the end of IDW's Dark Cybertron Transformers crossover event - but fear not, for the adventure continues in April with More than Meets The Eye's and Robots in Disguise's "second seasons"! In addition, the Windblade series will also start right alongside them! And there's also a special surprise; the Transformers Legacy book is here featuring a collection of fantastic package art.
For those who don't want to be spoiled, we're just posting the titles for April on the front page. You can check out the full solicitations and covers after the jump, but beware, for there are SPOILERS within!
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #28: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE #28: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1: DAWN OF THE AUTOBOTS
TRANSFORMERS: DARK CYBERTRON, VOL. 1
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