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Voyager Class Optimus Prime vs Predaking 2 Pack
Posted by News Fetcher on June 11 '13 at 07:15 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Check out official images of a Voyager class Beast Hunters Optimus Prime vs Voyager Predaking 2 pack. Images after the break!

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Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Packaged & Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 11 '13 at 07:00 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Hasbro sent out official images of the upcoming Masterpiece Soundwave figure due for release later this year. We see all 5 tapes and Soundwave in both modes, plus shots of the box. Take a look after the break!

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Beast Hunters Megatron in box Image
Posted by News Fetcher on June 11 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Online retailer Chingmungmung has posted an in package image of Beast Hunters Megatron. The in box image confirms that the name "Sharkticon Megatron" is not officially the toy's name, as well as confirming the name of the new fish themed weapon as the Tantarex Warp Sword. Check out the image at left.

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Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack - Package Image
Posted by News Fetcher on June 11 '13 at 12:45 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Shogo Hasui, one of the designers of the TakaraTomy Masterpiece line, recently updated his Twitter account with a photograph of the upcoming Masterpiece Tigertrack figure. This photograph gives us another look at the toy's robot mode, but it also gives us the first detailed look at the packaging to be used. This package is very similar, of course, to its two predecessors, Masterpiece Lambor and Masterpiece Alert, but it does sport some differences. The artwork used for the package is monochromatic, much like its first official Generation One release in 2003. A rough translation of Shogo Hasui's comment on the photograph says that the "feeling of shining metal brings out a limited quality". Also, while the alternate mode is much in line with the previous two releases using a photograph of the toy, the robot character artwork differs in that an illustration is used for the robot mode in lieu of another toy photogragh. Check out the mirrored image after the jump!

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Transformers 4 News: Aventador Is An Autobot, Michael Says No And Remember Chicago
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 06:30 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Some Transformers 4 tidbits has surfaced around the world and this is a news post collecting them all.

First couple of stories arrive from the official Twitter account of Director Michael Bay's Website. The website hints at the possibility of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 being an Autobot. After seeing the car, many fans speculated that it might be a Decepticon. But the Twitter account questions why fans think so:

S4TE Tweets: "Why is everyone assuming the #aventador is a #decepticon ? #transformers #transformers4 #tf4"

Also, they have retweeted a post by BBC's Top Gear which identifies all cars officially revealed so far as Autobots.

Top Gear Tweets: "A Lambo Aventador has joined a Bugatti Veyron in the cast of Transformers 4. Autobots clearly have a need for speed"

Michael Bay Site Twitter account also retweets an old article in which the director definitively says "No" to Megan Fox for Transformers 4. This comes as a reply to the events brewing up over the past couple of days. Also, S4TE Site Admin Nelson left this post at their forum:

"He already said "No". But then people respond with "but that was in April!"
He could said No again today and tomorrow they'll be saying "well, that was yesterday".
BTW, I know he's to busy to address what I call a non-issue."


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Transformers More than Meets the Eye #18 iBooks Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 02:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
iBooks have posted up a three page preview of the next excellent issue of Transformers More than Meets the Eye. Issue #18 brings us a bit more light on one of the big mysteries from the final pages of issue #1 of James Roberts' epic - the warning to the Lost Light "Don't take Skids". But first - an unwelcome guest has arrived in Swerve's bar, and all the plucky Autobot has to save himself are his wits, a blaster, and a security system designed by Brainstorm!

Check out the preview, and be sure to check out the full issue when it is released in stores or on Comixology.

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IDW Limited Transformers Comicfolios
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 02:00 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
IDW Limited has put together a nice variant cover comic & exclusive lithograph package all in a hand-built, die-cut hardcover portfolio, known as "Transformers Comicfolios".

These will be available for pre-order with a BotCon pick-up option, or with
standard shipping! The exclusive is: Transformers: Beast Hunters Limited to 250 copies of each.

These will be available at the BotCon booth, and again at SDCC 2013. After that, they're gone.

Price:$25 each.

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Generations Deluxe Wave 4 Wreckers New Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
New official images of the Generations Wave 4 - the Wreckers assortment - have begun to be posted at online retailers, including Amazon and the Transformers Collectors Club store. These new images are a bit less photoshopped than the ones released after New York Comic Con last year, and show the new accessories a little more clearly.

This assortment has yet to be released - word on the street is they might begin arriving in some shape or form this month though. For now check out the official images and see what you make of them.

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Botcon 2013 Megaplex In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 01:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Botcon have tweeted out some in-hand images of this year's convention exclusive Megaplex toy. Megaplex is a part of the Machine Wars set and seemingly incongruously uses a Transformers Prime mold, that of Prime Voyager Dreadwing / Skyquake. These new images give a bit of a clearer idea of what the toy will be like, down to his positively eerie eyes and the interaction of the colors in his deco. The MechTech gun weapon - which we are told is included - is again not shown in these images.

Botcon 2013 takes place over the weekend of 27-30 June 2013. Pre-registration closes at midnight tomorrow, Tuesday 11 June 2013 - head on over to Botcon.com to find out more!

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Transformers Writer James Roberts to attend TFcon 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 09:15 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
TFcon is very pleased to welcome James Roberts the writer of the fan favorite comic book series More Than Meets The Eye to TFcon 2013 for his first ever North American convention appearance. The co-writer for Last Stand of the Wreckers, IDW’s Transformers Chaos storyline and The Death of Optimus Prime, Mr. Roberts will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of TFcon.

TFcon, the world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 26th to 28th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre. You can pre-register online for TFcon 2013 via this link for the exclusives VAN GUARDIAN and ROSWELL.

TFcon 2013 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actors Jack Angel the voice of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in the Generation 1 cartoon plus Dick Gautier the voice of Rodimus Prime, in addition to Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines along with Transformers comic book artists Livio Ramondelli and Josh Perez, with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is still available.

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Transformers Generations Japan TG-25 Orion Pax VS Megatron Two-Pack
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
More news of more October release Transformers goodness from Cybergundam blog! October will see the release of a new two-pack in the Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations line - the TG-25 Orion Pax VS Megatron set. Orion Pax and Megatron will be Japanese releases of the IDW Deluxe Orion Pax and Megatron. This initial image is a little low res but the shiny "premium" paint that Takara-Tomy uses on their releases seems evident on both of these figures - check it out attached to this story.

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Transformers Go! October 2013 Releases!
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our sponsors TFSource dropped us a line to let us know it's not just Masterpiece Transformers which are being announced today; there's some news on the next wave of Transformers Go! releases as well. Hunter Arcee is the sole new release in the mainline, arriving in October 2013, but there are also four more EG Collection releases in October. Two of them - Soundwave and Jet Vehicon - should match up to their US Legion class releases, but two others - Groove and Beachcomber - are a bit less obvious. We would conjecture that Beachcomber will be a new release of his existing Legends class toy, though your guess is as good as ours what Groove might be, considering the relative lack of Legion class motorcycles...

No pictures as yet, so stay tuned for further updates. Preorders are up at TFSource, links are below:

Transformers Go - G22 - Hunter Arcee
Transformers Go - EG09 – Groove
Transformers Go - EG10 – Beachcomber
Transformers Go - EG11 – Soundwave
Transformers Go - EG12 - Jetvehicon

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Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen Revealed!
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 04:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
And now for our second "Good news, everyone!" Masterpiece update - our very first look at the next Masterpiece from Takara-Tomy! Next up is Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen, and as promised, he is an extensive remold of the Prowl / Bluestreak model. This Masterpiece Smokescreen features a new front end on the car, new shoulders with the wheels on top, and animation styled shoulder launchers in addition to that cool red white and blue rally car look which defined Generation 1 Smokescreen. Check out the first image of Smokescreen, courtesy of Cybergundam Blog, attached to this story.

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Takara-Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave Reissue in September 2013
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here is the first of two "good news" stories for Masterpiece collectors - Masterpiece Soundwave is going to get a second run in Japan! The reissue is set for September 2013 and will be at the original price of 15,800 yen. This is great news if you wanted to pick up this definitive version of Generation 1 Soundwave and missed out on the first time. Don't forget he is also coming to the US as a Toys R Us exclusive with all five of his cassettes later this year!

This news comes via a selection of retailers and Japanese blogs including our own sponsors Robot Kingdom!

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Bot Shots 2013 Three Packs Wave 3
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro have updated their Transformers online product catalog with two more Bot Shots Three Packs. The third assortment of 2013 three packs adds a set with Ultra Magnus, Red Alert and Super-Bot Mirage into the mix. The second new set in the assortment is Predacon heavy, with a red Twinstrike, Skystalker, and Super-Bot Bumblebee. Ultra Magnus is notable for being a recolor of the Transformers Cybertron Optimus Prime, but also being in a deco that manages to make him look like a slightly off-colored Optimus Prime.

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Transformers Go! Ninja Team Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on June 10 '13 at 12:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their online product catalogue with listings and official images of the Transformers Go! Ninja team. The trio of Gekisomaru, Hishomaru and Sensuimaru use animal alternate modes and feature the same combination style as the Samurai team, although only the combination with Gekisomaru forming the head and arms has been seen so far.

Check out the images attached to this post.

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Transformers 4 Filming Details From Elgin Texas
Posted by News Fetcher on June 09 '13 at 06:15 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Fox 7 has posted a filming update for Transformers 4 from Elgin, TX.

It’s is said the shooting will happen at the Elgin Cotton Oil Mill, explaining why casting crews needed Oil Workers not too long ago.

Brian Lundgren (Owner of the Oil Mill) says Michael Bay's crew will be shooting scenes inside his building...and that's pretty much all he can say. Any Transformers 4 plot details are hush hush.

"I think it's pretty cool you know, it's kind of a different use for these old buildings that have been around forever and it's pretty neat. It's gonna get busy. They said they're gonna have 40 tractor trailer rigs just for equipment when they start shooting next week so it's gonna kind of take over the town sounds like," Lundgren said.


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Transformers: The Ride-3D At Universal Studios Orlando
Posted by News Fetcher on June 09 '13 at 04:45 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
Transformers: The Ride-3D at Universal Studios Orlando

I had a chance to check out the "technical rehearsal" for Transformers: The Ride-3D at Universal Orlando today. Taking advantage of today's 3D technology, Transformers fans will be able to join NEST agents to do battle for control of the Allspark. You’ll climb into EVAC and take on Megatron, Starscream, Ravage and a host of other Decepticons!

Walking down the main path way to the ride, you are greeted with a life-sized scale of Optimus Prime that overlooks the park. NEST agents greet you at the gate and recruit you into the battle. Once you enter the main building, there are several "chambers" each one with its own recruitment video, training exercises and Transformers props that help pass the time while you make your way to the main event. The posted waiting time for the ride is 90 minutes, but it turned out to be a little over 45 minutes to make it through the line and enter EVAC.

Once you make your way to the EVAC vehicle, 12 people enter the car and the ride begins. The first battle is Ravage, he jumps out at EVAC shooting lasers and grabs the Allspark. The ride continues on as you battle through the streets fighting the Decepticons at each station, with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and NEST agents helping EVAC.

Right from the start, the 3D effects were like nothing I have ever seen in a movie, or any other 3D ride I have been on. At one point, Megatron shoots a missile off at your face, and you can physically feel the heat as it passes by, while smoke and wind activate to give you the best effects I have ever seen put into a rail system virtual simulator. The motion of the car shifting into gear and high acceleration feels real and is very entertaining. Transformers: The Ride-3D succeeds in captivating the senses at every corner. The total ride time is just over 3 minutes.

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TFW Transformers Prime Dark Energon Series Galleries
Posted by News Fetcher on June 09 '13 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A major plot device in Transformers Prime, Dark Energon is some seriously evil stuff, capable of reviving dead Transformers as monstrous shambling Terrorcons. For the toyline, however, Dark Energon meant a set of six cool redecos, and today we have galleries to share with you of four of those six redecos. Much like the upcoming Target exclusive Predacons Rising assortment, these redecos came on specially redone backer cards which swapped the silver and red of the usual Transformers Prime packaging for black and purple, which in this fan's opinion looks a lot more eye-catching and dynamic.

The redecos of the toys as well were a lot of fun, with all six of them making use of translucent plastics and some pleasing homage decos, such as Dark Energon Wheeljack as a homage to Action Master Slicer and Dark Energon Starscream as a version of Skywarp. Plus the Dark Energon Optimus Prime features a remolded, faceplateless head - the only way thus far this tooling has been made available. The figures are still available online via our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store, who had these as an exclusive.

Check out the galleries by opening the links below and see what you think of these cool redecos:

Transformers Prime Dark Energon Optimus Prime Gallery by thedrknss48
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Megatron Gallery by thedrknss48
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Starscream Gallery by thedrknss48
Transformers Prime Dark Energon Wheeljack Gallery by Sol Fury

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Transformers Go! Samurai Team Group Image
Posted by News Fetcher on June 09 '13 at 03:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hisashi Yuki has shared a new image of an upcoming Transformers release on Twitter. This time it is all Go! Go! Samurai! with an in-hand image of the trio of Autobot samurai from the Transformers Go! line, due for a release in just a few weeks time. This image shows the trio of Kenzan, Jinbu and Ganoh all together, complete with a demonstration of Kenzan's flashing lights.

Check out the image of this brave new chapter of the Japanese Transformers saga at left.

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