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Transformers Prime Season 2 Episode 7 Crossfire
Posted by News Fetcher on March 06 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Zap2it have updated with details on episode 7 of Transformers Prime Season 2. This new episode airs on 03/31 - yes, the month of March has a new episode every Saturday! The episode title is Crossfire, and as always the description is a bit of a spoiler:

Arachnid and Starscream struggle to control an Insecticon warrior

Sounds like another great episode! Tune in to The Hub every Saturday in March at 8:30pm ET | 5:30 PT for all new episodes of Transformers Prime!

Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes

03/10 Operation Bumblebee Part 1
03/17 Operation Bumblebee Part 2
03/24 Loose Cannons
03/31 Crossfire

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FWI2 Battle Cannons And Arm Blades Pictorial Review
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 10:00 PM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Itching to upgrade your movie Leader Ironhide with screen accurate weapons and some deadly blades on the side? Maybe you were looking forward to the FWI2 Battle Cannons and Arm Cannons upgrade set by Fans Want It? Wondering how it turned out? Wonder no more, as 2005 boards member Pavol Palat has posted a pictorial review of this upgrade set, read on to check it out!

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Transformers: Prime Dreadwing Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 06:45 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
A second Promo for next Saturday’s episode of Transformers: Prime reveals Dreadwing. Voiced by Tony Todd, this new Decepticon is a “repaint” of previously seen Skyquake.

"Every last Autobot will pay!"




Transformers: Prime Season 2 Episode #4 "Operation Bumblebee" Part #1 airs Saturday 10th March 8:30 PM Eastern / 5:30 PM Pacific on Hasbro-Discovery Hub.

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Hasbro Communication Regarding TFCC Security Issue
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 10:30 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Hasbro's PR team sent out an email relaying info regarding the TFCC credit card security issue, please see below:

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Rumor - TFC Toys Next Project is Computron?
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 06:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Ever since the release of their Hercules project, fans of the 3rd Party Group TFC Toys have been dying to know what project the group will tackle next. We're one step closer to finding that out, thanks to some design sketches found over on ACToys of what look like Strafe, Nosecone, Lightspeed and Afterburner. In other words, Computron and the Technobots. This matches up to TFCToys' recent teasing through social media saying the project would have the color red at first and then changing their answer to white.

Take this as a rumor for now as these are only design sketches and there are no physical prototypes as of yet. Click the title bar to check out all the sketches and then head over to the 3rd Party Discussion forum to discuss the possibilities!

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Transformers Prime Japan Arms Micron Terrorcon Cliffjumper Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Robochris Rakutan store has updated with some new images of Transformers Prime Japan Arms Micron Terrorcon Cliffjumper. The new images show that Terrorcon Cliffjumper has gone for a completely purple "Dark Energon" deco, rather than the red deco with purple Dark Energon "burn" deco. There's also some images of his Arms Micron partner, a Revenge of the Fallen Ravage style animal partner that turns into a chainsaw.

There are also some images on the page for Voyager Class Starscream's Arms Micron partner - a spy plane that looks like it turns into some kind of double pronged blade.

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TFW2005 Previews Transformers Fall of Cybertron
Posted by News Fetcher on March 05 '12 at 01:33 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a special preview event hosted by Activision for Transformers Fall of Cybertron. What I got to see in this preview event was the game being played live for us, while Matt Tieger took us through some of the features and levels of the game. Please bear in mind what I saw was an early version of the game, so some features are still being tweaked and fully revised.

Let me preface this write-up by saying I’m not a huge action gamer. I’ve never played anything like Gears of War, Halo or Half Life, so I cannot comment on how this compares to other action games in the genre. I can offer you my own impressions on what I saw, and of course I can give you the opinion of a Transformers fan on this extremely promising new game. I’ll make no secret of it - War for Cybertron I felt was an excellent game, but Fall of Cybertron goes for being bigger and better, with lots more emphasis on a varied and unique experience with each character. What we are looking at here is shaping up to quite possibly be the best Transformers video game ever made.

With that being said, please read on to check out our preview of the next installment in High Moon Studios' Transformers video game series, Transformers Fall of Cybertron!

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Hasbro's New Initiative Promises New Possibilities For Transformers
Posted by News Fetcher on March 04 '12 at 09:15 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:


With the recent news of Transformers: Bot Shots website going live, Hasbro’s new Hasbro Gaming initiative is now officially in motion. Last week, Hasbro applied for new Trademarks, promising a new future to the toys we collect. And Bot Shots may just be the start.

With Hasbro Gaming we are treated to an 'Innovative New Play Experience'. Find out more about it, after the jump.

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Transformers Prime Operation Bumblebee Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '12 at 10:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Are you excited for more Transformers Prime episodes after tonights epic conclusion to the season premier? Well, don't worry. The Hub is set to air more new episodes and next Saturday is no exception.

Check out the preview for next weeks episode, "Operation Bumblebee Part 1", embeded below. Thanks to Dailymotion member Fanoftransformers1


Transformers Prime - Operation Bumblebee Promo by Fanoftransformers1

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Interview with Transformers Prime Animation Studio - Polygon Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '12 at 09:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Excited for tonights new episode of Transformers Prime on the Hub? Ever been curious what kind of work goes into animating an episode of Transformers Prime? Well thanks to 2005 Board Contributer (and all around nice guy) SydneyY we have a new interview with Polygon Studios translated for your enjoyment. Polygon handles all the cgi animation for Transformers Prime. This interview was originally featured in Figure King issue #168. SydneyY has provided this translation solely to help non-Japanese fans who are unable to read this insightful interview in the magazine they have purchased. In the interview you'll learn how Polygon Pictures earned the license for the show as well as the insane amount of work that goes into Transformers Prime. Everything from the storyboards to the transformations down to the Emmy award winning backgrounds.

Click the title bar for the full interview and then head over to the boards to discuss!

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Transformers Prime Orion Pax Part 3 & Rescue Bots Episode 4 Airs Today!
Posted by News Fetcher on March 03 '12 at 06:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
It's Saturday and you know what that means? New Transformers cartoon day! Transformers Prime season 2 episode 3 and Rescue Bots Episode 4 both debut on The Hub today!

Transformers Prime, airing at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT, gives us Orion Pax, Part 3. Things reach breaking point as a desperate mission is launched to restore the amnesiac Optimus Prime, even as he becomes ever more suspicious of Megatron.

Meanwhile Transformers Rescue Bots introduces us to the Flobsters in the episode Flobsters on Parade. Flying lobsters? It's like the best concept for a Fuzor that we were never treated to in the 1990s! It's airing in just a few minutes at 9:30 am ET on The Hub! Turn on those TVs and check it out!

We've got a little bit longer to wait for Transformers Prime to air, but while you wait, check out this new preview clip from Hitfix!



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Transformers.com Updated to Transformers Prime / Bot Shots Skin
Posted by News Fetcher on March 02 '12 at 05:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro's rolling out with more Transformers Prime material on the official Transformers website. Today the Dark of the Moon theme to Transformers.com bowed out, to be replaced with a blue Transformers Prime / Bot Shots theme. The character bars along the top are now Transformers Prime instead of Dark of the Moon, with Bot Shots Optimus and Megatron in the background. It's a nice and fresh look for the site.

Right now as with the Bot Shots game, it's just a new skin with more content such as character bios to follow. Keep watching Transformers.com for more material being added in the coming weeks.

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iGear UFO Unofficial Cosmos New Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 02 '12 at 06:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
iGear have shared some new images of their unofficial Cosmos custom release on their Facebook page. These new images show the figure in both of his modes, and size comparisons with the previous iGear releases Spray and Rager. Check out all the images on iGear's Facebook gallery.

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Transformers Prime Insecticon Concept Art
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers Facebook page has uploaded concept artwork of the Insecticon from Transformers Prime! Officially confirming what we had deduced from educated guesswork, it's the creature seen briefly at the end of Orion Pax Part 2 and in the promo picture for Part 3. This concept artwork gives some suggestion on how the insectoid limbs function, as well as (far right) a look at the creature without these limbs.

Orion Pax Part 3 airs this Saturday, 3 March on The Hub at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT.

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Transformers Bot Shots Online Game Launched
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Bot Shots online game has launched! Right now it's still in an early stage, with some features locked out "coming in May 2012", but the basic game is present and rather addictive!

Reading around through the webpage, 2005 boards member ZacWilliam has also sniffed out the link between this online game and the toyline on the shelves:

Sometime before May the Bot Shots toys will all start to come with a slip of paper with a 14 digit number on it that will be redeamable for Energon Cubes that you can use to buy things with at the "Bot Shop" in the game.

The rare chase Super Bots will have a code good for larger amounts of Energon AND that opens an exclusive "Super Bot Arena" location. If you can win a fight there you unlock Super Bots to recruit into your stable of characters.


Check the game out over that the Transformers Bot Shots Homepage.

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Transformers Prime Takara-Tomy Staff Interview with Designer Takashi Nakase
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 02:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Takara-Tomy Channel has uploaded a brief video showing some behind the scenes concept work on the Transformers Prime Arms Micron line for the Japanese market. The video - helpfully with English subtitles - features Takara-Tomy Transformers team member Takashi Nakase briefly talking about some of the thought processes that went into the design of these toys - particularly the whole idea that the Arms Microns can be attached in many locations to allow for some degree of customisation. Check it out, embedded below:



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Transformers Prime Japan TV-Boy Coverage
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Prime's Japanese release takes the center stage in the latest edition of TV-Boy Magazine, with pages dedicated to the toys as well as a very cool video! Read on and check out the scans, the video is embedded below. Of note is that the sword formed by the Arms Microns and wielded by Optimus Prime is named the Star Saber!



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Featured Ebay Auctions - Classic Botcon Exclusives
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 12:01 PM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
Botcon hasn't always been about massive box sets. In it's earliest forms, Botcon would have 1 to maybe 3 exclusives a year. Some of those figures wound up being highly sought after and huge fan favorites. For today's Featured Ebay Auctions, we take a look at some of the exclusives from Botcon's past.

Nightracer MOSC MISP 1995 Botcon Exclusive 1 of 298! G1 Transformers Free Ship | eBay
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Peter Cullen Narrates NASA Exploration Video
Posted by News Fetcher on March 01 '12 at 02:15 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
NASA, on their ReelNASA YouTube channel, recently made a video history montage of space exploration. What's also notable here is that Transformers fan-favorite Peter Cullen! Peter Cullen enjoys a very good relationship with NASA as of late, largely stemming from the relationship forged from NASA's involvement with the Transformers: Dark of the Moon. You can view the video below:



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Transformers Prime Insecticon Official Picture
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 11:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Hub has released a new promo still from this weekend's new Transformers Prime episode, Orion Pax Part 3, which introduces a new threat to the Transformers Prime world in the form of... well, it's not been named in the show as yet, but if you click on the thumbnail at left, you can see the high resolution image. It's probably an aligned continuity version of an Insecticon - whatever it is, it looks suitably menacing! Originally found here on Tumblr.

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