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TFW2005 Reviews More Than Meets The Eye #4
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
TFW2005's early Transformers comic reviews continue! Today, we review More Than Meets The Eye #3! More Than Meets The Eye #4 is out tomorrow - Wednesday, April 18th - from IDW Publishing. Check out the review on our More Than Meets The Eye #4 page of our Comics Resource Section!

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BotCon 2012 News: Peter Cullen Autograph Clarifications and Artist Alley Guest Announcements
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 11:15 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
With little over a week to go until the convention itself, the BotCon Website has yet again updated with three announcements.

First off, they've announced two of the artists who will be at this year's Artist's Alley: Matt Frank (Current artist for the club, as well as the artist behind Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters) and Casey Coller (Known for All Hail Megatron, and the Ironhide Miniseries.)

Also, after being rumored yesterday, BotCon has confirmed and posted rules and information about Peter Cullen's autograph line. For the information and rules, click the "Read More" link below.

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Featured Ebay Auctions - Tyco Racers, Mail-Away, Pinball
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 09:00 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
Today we have a variety of cool and unique Transformers items to highlight for our Featured Ebay Auctions. Everything from mail-away figures, to pinball to a store display. Check them out below.

Vintage G1 Movie/Mail Away Optimus Prime *Mint to Near Mint* HTF Transformer | eBay
Transformers Rodimus Prime iron On-Ziploc Mail Away-Rare-1988 Promo | eBay
THE TRANSFORMERS PINBALL GAME 1984 (MWB) | eBay
G1 Transformers Tyco Slot Car Set 110% Complete. Unused & Rare
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IGear PP-05 Weapon and Medical Specialists Unpainted Prototypes
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 08:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Igear has updated their Facebook with new unpainted prototype pictures of the, much delayed, Igear PP-05W Weapon Specialist and PP-05M Medical Specialist. These unofficial customs of G1 Ironhide and Ratchet have a tentative release in May.

Keep checking our 3rd Party Discussion forum for all the latest news on these releases and much more!

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Transformers Prime Triangulation
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 06:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
The title and description of the next episode of Transformers Prime is now out! Episode 39, or season 2 episode 13, is titled "Triangulation". Description courtesy of Zap2it below:

Optimus Prime hunts for relics in Antarctica and finds himself caught between shifting alliances.

The new episode aires This one airs on May 12, 2012.

Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes

04/14 Grill
04/21 Armada
04/28 Flying Mind
05/05 Tunnel Vision
05/12 Triangulation

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TFW2005 Meet Up at BotCon 2012 - Friday Night 8pm
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 02:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Join the staff of this site and your fellow TFW2005 members at the greatest BotCon 2012 event NOT on the official convention brochure -- The Annual TFW2005 BotCon Meetup! Our venue this year is Monduel’s at the The Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel. We'll start the festivities at 8 pm on Friday, April 27th for food, drinks and good times and it will run until the hotel shuts things down around 2 am. We hope all members and readers of the site that are traveling to Texas will be able to join us for a fun filled evening. Don't be afraid to introduce yourselves to your fellow members!

And if you can't make it this year, be sure to stay up to date on all the BotCon news and happenings all weekend, thanks to the dedicated onsite TFW2005 news staff. You can RSVP to this event on facebook here: BotCon 2012 TFW2005 Friday Night Meet-up.

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Botcon 2012 Script Reading - The Bee Goes Back to the City
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '12 at 02:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
An update on the Botcon Twitter account has revealed that the Botcon 2012 script reading will be none other than a sequel to the 2008 script reading "Bee in the City", a Transformers Animated storyline which saw Animated Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sari thrown into the world of the Transtechs where they met Flare Up, Beast Wars Megatron, and the morally ambiguous Transtech Shockwave! Be sure to go and check it out if you are joining us in Texas next week!

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TFW2005 Meet Up at BotCon 2012 - Friday Night 8pm
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 06:45 PM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
Join the staff of this site and your fellow TFW2005 members at the greatest BotCon 2012 event NOT on the official convention brochure -- The Annual TFW2005 BotCon Meetup! Our venue this year is Monduel’s at the The Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel. We'll start the festivities at 8 pm on Friday, April 27th for food, drinks and good times and it will run until the hotel shuts things down around 2 am. We hope all members and readers of the site that are traveling to Texas will be able to join us for a fun filled evening. Don't be afraid to introduce yourselves to your fellow members!

And if you can't make it this year, be sure to stay up to date on all the BotCon news and happenings all weekend, thanks to the dedicated onsite TFW2005 news staff. You can RSVP to this event on facebook here: BotCon 2012 TFW2005 Friday Night Meet-up.

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BotCon 2012 Schedule Up
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 04:15 PM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
The Transformers Collectors Club has updated the BotCon website with the full schedule for BotCon 2012, which is next week at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas. Click the link above, or take the jump to view the full schedule.

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Botcon 2012 Script Reading - The Bee Goes Back to the City
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 03:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
An update on the Botcon Twitter account has revealed that the Botcon 2012 script reading will be none other than a sequel to the 2008 script reading "Bee in the City", a Transformers Animated storyline which saw Animated Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sari thrown into the world of the Transtechs where they met Flare Up, Beast Wars Megatron, and the morally ambiguous Transtech Shockwave! Be sure to go and check it out if you are joining us in Texas next week!

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Transformers: Universe At New York Comic Con 2011
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 09:15 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Good buddies over at Jagex informed us that they will be featuring their upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Game; Transformers: Universe at this year's BotCon on April 26th.

"We'll be at BotCon on the 26th April! To get a taste of what you can expect check out our video from the last ComicCon with Jessica Nigri!"



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Million Hero Publishing Generations 2012 preview
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 07:00 AM
By process from TFW2005:
Million Publishing, the company that will be bringing us the exclusive Artfire later this, or early next year, has updated their website with images from the Generations 2012 book.

In addition to page previews, a shirt featuring Artfire and his preceding exclusive Targetmaster buddy Stepper will be available.

The book is usually required to purchase the exclusive figure, but for those of us overseas, there are other means. Visit our sponsors to check for availability.

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Maketoys Giant - Wheel Loader and Mixer, Giant fully revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 06:45 AM
By process from TFW2005:
Hot on the heels of the released photos of the second set of Maketoys' Giant bots, Maketoys themselves have released new photos of the final two construction team members Wheel Loader and Mixer.

Maketoys has also revealed the final, combined form of the yellow Giant.

Staff Note: This is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.

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Maketoys Giant - Mobile Crane and Dumptruck in hand
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 06:45 AM
By process from TFW2005:
Third party group Maketoys' second set of Giant construction bots has apparently been released into the wild, and in-hand photos are beginning to show up over at actoys.net.

Staff Note: This is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.

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Transformers The Ride Advertising at The Staples Center
Posted by News Fetcher on April 16 '12 at 05:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
The LA Times is reporting a new advertising campaign for Transformers the Ride at the Staples Center;

What looks like a giant, smoldering gap in the side of Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles is not the result of the latest disaster to befall the City of Angels.

Instead, it is the latest over-the-top campaign stunt for a new attraction set to open May 25 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

A giant laminate stuck to the side of the sports venue makes it look as if an 80-foot tall, 20-ton metal alien creature from the movie "Transformers" busted a hole through the building. The laminate will remain on Staples Center until Tuesday.

The stunt is meant to bring attention the opening of Transformers: The Ride 3D, an attraction that features the "autobot" and evil "decepticon" characters from director Michael Bay's "Transformers" movies.

It’s a thrill ride that carries guests along a track and envelops them in the world of Transformers using special effects and high-definition 3-D technology.

Two years ago, Universal Studios Hollywood launched a similar stunt to promote the opening of the park's new King Kong 360 3-D attraction. Back then, the park used giant footprints to make it seem as though the giant ape had stomped through Dodger Stadium


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Robot Kingdom Takara Update: Arms Micron Gaia Unicron
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '12 at 07:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Site sponsor, Robot Kingdom has updated their Facebook with an update from Takara regarding their Arms Micron Transformers Prime toyline. The big reveal in these new toys listings is a Voyager "Gaia Unicron". That's right, the chaos bringer returns to toy form in September. Perhaps this will be something fans will get a glimpse of at Botcon this year.

Gaia Unicron and other listings are as follows:

AM-19 ガイアユニクロン (Gaia Unicron) 5000yen

AM-20 アイアンハイド (Ironhide) 2000yen

AM-15 メガトロン ダークネス (Megatron Darkness) 5000yen

AM-16 ジェットビーコン (Jet Vehicon/Beacon) 2000yen

AM-17 オートボットスワーブ(Autobot Swerve) 4000yen

AM-18 エアラクニッド (Airracchnid) 2000yen

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TFW TFCC Generation 2 Ramjet and Animated Cheetor Galleries Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '12 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
To wrap up our coverage of the 2011 Fun Publications releases for the time being, we have another pair of galleries for you. These two were the Transformers Collector's Club 2011 exclusives - Generation 2 Ramjet and Transformers Animated Cheetor! Animated Cheetor got to feature in the Botcon 2011 comic as the partner to veteran Autobot Sideswipe, so he makes a fun extension to the Botcon 2011 figure set. Ramjet on the other hand sports his awesome Generation 2 colors, as seen in the CGI intro credits to the Generation 2 cartoon (the only new footage in that cartoon... sort of). He makes a nice complement to the Botcon 2010 Generation 2 Redux set.

Click on the links below to check out the galleries of both of these cool figures.

Transformers Animated Cheetor - Transformers Collector's Club 2011 Exclusive
Generation 2 Ramjet - Transformers Collector's Club 2011 Exclusive

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Artist Ken Christiansen At BotCon 2012 Artists Alley
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '12 at 05:00 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Transformers artist Ken Christiansen buzzed to let us know that he’ll be at BotCon 2012 Artists Alley.

If you are there, you can grab his new sketchbook (Volume 2) with great stuff including a drawing of Devastator VS the Dinobots!

He will also be taking commissions at the convention as well.

Oh, and some leftover Volume 1 will also be available.

BotCon 2012 is less than two weeks away… remember to go and say “Hi” to this friendly artist.

*Pictured with this news post, is the cover from Ken Christiansen’s Sketchbook Volume II. Learn more what you’ll get inside the book and how to obtain it, plus more at Mr. Christiansen’s Official Blog; The Bad Flip.

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Kabaya Transformers Gum Wave 5 Protectobots in Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 15 '12 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Lowbcousin of HK-TF has shared a selection of images of the newly released Kabaya Transformers Gum Wave 5 Hot Spot and the Gaia Guardian combiner series. The six robots in this series - Graze / Blades, Groove, First Aid, Streetwise and newcomers Heatrock & Skyfeather variously combine to form Gaia Guardian or with Hot Spot to form God Guardian. Leave out the new guys and you can form a tiny version of the original Defensor! By the looks of these images, Defensor's original Scramble City limb switching may even be intact - three out of the four Protectobots appear to retain their original head / arm attachment design - Streetwise was always a bit different to the rest but could his also be intact, to make this a truly scaled down version of the original 1986 vintage toy?

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Transformers Rescue Bots Episode 11 Return of The Dino Bot
Posted by News Fetcher on April 14 '12 at 09:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
A new Transformers Rescue Bots episode is set to air on May 12th 2012! The next new episode is titled "Return of The Dino Bot", with the description given on Zap2it as follows:

An intruder hacks into Griffin Rock's central computer and wreaks havoc

New episodes of Rescue Bots continue this Saturday at 12:30pm ET | 9:30am PT on The Hub!

Upcoming Transformers Rescue Bots Episodes

04/21 Walk on the Wild Side
04/28 Christmas in July
05/05 Deep Trouble
05/12 Dino Bot

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