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Transformers Go Predacons Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on April 30 '13 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
An image posted on Twitter by @trafes20120505 from a Takara-Tomy product catalog has revealed the remainder of the decos of the Transformers Go! Predacons and confirmed that they are all redecos of the Hasbro Beast Hunters Predacons. The confirmed decos are:

G-07 Bakudora - redeco of Ripclaw, red wings, black and silvery-blue body. May feature a new head.
G-21 Judora - redeco of Skystalker, mostly black body with golden wings and legs.
G-08 Budora - black, red and yellow redeco of Grimwing.
G-09 Bakudora - only shown in silhouette, but the silhouette is a match to the Cyberverse Abominus combiner, confirming previous speculation that the five might be issued in Japan as a single giftset at the Voyager pricepoint.

Check out the scan attached to this post.

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Transformers Legends Game Fatal Furies Event
Posted by News Fetcher on April 30 '13 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
There's a new event kicking off for those of you who have been enjoying Mobage's Transformers Legends game. Kicking off yesterday 29 April and running through to next Monday 6 May we have the "Fatal Furies" event. Fatal Furies pits players against the female Autobot commando team led by Elita-1. Bosses of the event, based on the artwork, seem to be Elita-1 herself, Chromia, Firestar, and Arcee who is a hybrid of her Generation 1 and Transformers Prime looks. Check out the original posting on Mobage's Facebook page.

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TFcon 2013 Exclusive Roswell Profile
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 12:30 PM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
ROSWELL
ALLEGIANCE: Heroic Gobits
FUNCTION: Warrior / Communications
“I am not trying to prove I am better then you, I am trying to prove I am just as good!”

Profile: Originally a beautiful humanoid, when the Terrorist Gobits nearly destroyed their planet, she was forced to take on the form of a robotic space craft to aid in the war against BIKEMURDER. As the battles raged on, she became a seasoned warrior and trusted solider, so much so that in the absence of CAPTAIN-1 and TURBOLAG, she is left to command the whole Good Gobit army. In a recent mission; ROSWELL and a skeleton crew of bots, tried to find a solution to their home world and universe being wiped out by an unknown cosmic factor; it resulted in ROSWELL having to change her robotic form to match that of the local esthetic in a strange new dimension where everything was “More Than Meets the Eye”. Thanks to the Modifier, a machine from her home universe, she has finally achieved a design, color and body that she is somewhat pleased with, but even ROSWELL feels it could be better.

Abilities: Like all other Gobits, she has the standards of robot mode flight and high powered laser based pulse blasts from her fists. Unique to her design is that in UFO mode she is capable of light speed travel. Armed with her Path Cannon she can fire a short range blast that emits small sized black holes. ROSWELL is always looking to upgrade her weaponry to keep up with the ongoing conflict.

Weaknesses: She always drives to be better and thus some of her teammates feel she pushes herself to her to the point of exhaustion. She also can be a little vain sometimes, as she used to be a very curvaceous and beautiful humanoid and is not pleased with her more current blocky robot body.

TFcon 2013 registration goes online May 1st at 9am.



< article continued at TFW2005 >

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Generations Metroplex New Size Comparison Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 06:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hisashi Yuki has updated his Twitter feed with new images showing the upcoming Generations Titan Class Metroplex with other Transformers toys to hammer home just how huge this thing is going to be. The latest pair of images shows three Legion / Legends Class Transformers (Starscream and Optimus Prime from Reveal the Shield Legends Class and Beast Hunters Legion Airachnid) on Metroplex's battle station mode looking very small indeed! The second image shows off the various Generations Data Disk toys lined up along the side of the battle station mode - and impressively enough, they are only marginally larger than Metroplex's wheels! Metroplex is looking ginormous - truly a toy worthy of the first of the Citybots.

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Transformers 4 Location Scouting in Chicago
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 06:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Look out Chicago - there's more Bayhem headed in your direction! On Location Vacations reports that Transformers 4 director Michael Bay has been in Chicago scouting for possible filming locations. Their report indicates that Mr Bay and crew were starting out on LaSalle St, near Randolph St, and then proceeded south toward the Board Of Trade Building. Could these be future filming locations for Transformers 4? Keep it TFW and we'll share with you what we learn as the story unfolds.

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Maketoys Armageddon Year of the Snake Omega Supreme Prototype Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 06:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Maketoy have also updated this day with new images of their unlicensed Year of the Snake Omega Supreme upgrade, Armageddon. These new images show Armageddon in a prototype state attached to Year of the Snake Omega Supreme in both modes. Check out the new images at the link above.

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Perfect Effect PW-01 & PW-02 Master Swords
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Perfect Effect has returned to their roots for their next release - the PW-01 and PW-02 Master Swords. The swords are aestheitically based on the Perfect Effect God Swords, but scaled for the Fortress / Brave / Grand Maximus toys. They lack the ability to break down into their component parts, instead featuring an optional long handle to be wielded by Omega Prime or a handguard to let them attach to the Maximus type Transformers. This news comes to you via Hobbybase.

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Maketoys Quantron Unofficial Computron
Posted by News Fetcher on April 29 '13 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Maketoys have announced their next major project, following on from the popular Giant and the perennially delayed Chaos Paladin. Next up from them is an unnofficial and unlicensed reinterpretation of Computron, that takes a few liberties with the designs of the team members, especially Strafe. Revealed so far are Quantron itself (Computron), Blindfire (Strafe), Celeritas (Lightspeed) and Metalstorm (Scattershot).

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Takara-Tomy Generations TG-24 Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Official Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 28 '13 at 01:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
E-Hobby have updated their page for the Takara-Tomy Transformers Generations TG-24 Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Roller and Blaze Master four pack with new official images of the set. All four feature metallic finishes, as standard for Takara-Tomy's releases, which includes giving Bumblebee a full-on gold shiny finish. Take a look and see what you think of them.

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Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on April 28 '13 at 01:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new Transformers toy sighting for you now - our own 2005 Boards news staff member ORIO reports that the Generations Legends Optimus Prime with Roller and Bumblebee with Blaze Master two packs have made it to US retail. He spotted them at a Target in Albuquerque, NM, along with the new Voyagers Springer and Blitzwing.

Happy hunting Transformers fans! Be sure to check out our gallery of these new toys if you are on the fence about picking them up - they are well worth it in this newsie's opinion.

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TFW Generations Legends Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Galleries
Posted by News Fetcher on April 28 '13 at 12:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2014 is bringing us the 30th anniversary of Transformers as well as Transformers 4; and the anniversary celebrations have already begun in the Generations line! First up in this 30th anniversary series we have for you a look at a pair of toys that haven't yet made it to US retail - Legends Class Optimus Prime with Roller and Bumblebee with Blaze Master.

Both of these two packs are rather cool little toys. The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are each approximately the size of a Cyberverse Commander or Scout class toy, and are based on their IDW Comics designs - Optimus from the Mike Costa ongoing, and Bumblebee on his Robots in Disguise design, although with an Earth alternate mode. They have decent articulation for their size, though Bumblebee lacks movement in his head. Their partners, Roller and Blaze Master, are light on transformation - vehicle to robot boils down to standing them up - but they serve as fun accessories to the main 'bots in their two packs. They're effectively Targetmasters with alternate modes, Targetmaster Micromasters if you will.

Overall, these are fun toys. They are simple, but great value considering they include two figures for only slightly more than a Cyberverse Commander. The designs on them are excellent, full of detail and good articulation. Well worth picking up when they hit US retail.

Open the links below to check out the galleries:

Generations 30th Anniversary Optimus Prime with Roller
Generations 30th Anniversary Bumblebee with Blaze Master

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Third Party Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime Trailer
Posted by News Fetcher on April 28 '13 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Some pictures of a prototype for what is claimed to be a third party unlicensed trailer for Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime have been posted on the Planet Iacon Facebook group. The images show a trailer, scaled for the Leader Class Striker Optimus Prime mold, which transforms from the usual boxy Optimus Prime trailer into a full-on weapons arch, as seen in Transformers Dark of the Moon.

No information as yet on who is making this, estimated prices or when a release can be anticipated. If and when more information becomes available, we will update you.

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Figure King May 2013 Scans
Posted by News Fetcher on April 28 '13 at 06:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Toy-World.com.uk has posted scans from the May 2013 edition of Figure King. The big news in these scans are fresh images of the Japanese Generations Blaster and Skywarp, notably Skywarp's purple seems a shade lighter in these images making him appear a little closer to the animation colors of another Decepticon, Cyclonus. A series of Masterpiece Prowl resin prototype images, showing how the shoulder cannons deploy, are also shown. Other items shown off on these pages include Kre-O's Japanese release (unchanged from the US version) and Transformers Go!'s April releases (all of which we have seen previously). Check out the scans attached to this post.

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Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus In Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 10:15 PM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
New images of the new Beast Hunters Voyager Ultra Magnus have surfaced from Transformers Never Die! These images reveal that the jetpack is actually removable.

Images of the new Magnus in both modes, and a comparison with Beast Hunters Optimus can be seen by clicking the headline.

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NJCC Spring Show April 28th 2013 Is Tomorrow
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 12:45 PM
By DESTRO from TFW2005:
New Jersey Collectors Con Spring Show Date April 28th 2013 Tomorrow!

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
The JoeCon 2013 Nocturnal Fire Box Set will be the NJCC 2013 April Show "Mega Door Prize." One lucky winner will be walking away with this awesome box-set, but the door prizes don't stop there.

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

9AM SDCC 25TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSIC JINX

10AM MOTU CLASSICS HE-MAN & BATTLE CAT

11AM KRE-O G.I. JOE BATTLE PLATFORM ATTACK

12AM MY LITTLE PONY GOTH PONY SDCC EXCLUSIVE

1PM THUNDERCATS CLASSICS LION-O SDCC EXCLUSIVE

2PM LEGO STAR WARS IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER BUNDLE

3PM TRANSORMERS POWER CORE COMBINERS GRIMSTONE BUNDLE

3:30PM JOECON 2013 NOCTURNAL FIRE BOX SET



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Huang Xiaoming And Chen Kun Likely To Cast In Transformers 4
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 09:45 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Previously, we told you about Transformers 4 Filming at Sham Shui Po. On that article a name of a new Chinese actor was mentioned. That was Huang Xiaoming.

Today, Asian Pop News is reporting a second name along with Huang Xiaoming; that is award winning Chinese actor and singer Chen Kun.

We do not know if they will indeed get a chance to be in the the next installment of the Transformers Live Action Movie Series, but the chances are a bit high judging by the celebrity status of the Chinese actors mentioned above.

Another name dropped is Tong Dawei.

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Transformers 4 Texas Filming Details
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 07:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Dallas News is reporting Transformers 4 will be filmed in Texas. This is no surprise since Jack Reynor's character is a Texas racing driver. The site also reveals some tiny tidbits.

"No plot has been released for the film, but Mark Wahlberg will star along with Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz. The home of Wahlberg’s good-guy character will be a farmhouse in Pflugerville. Bay has previously said the film will take a different direction with many new actors.

The Austin Film Commission confirmed three to four weeks of filming in the small towns of Lockhart, Taylor, Elgin and Pflugerville.

A large Austin production office opened in March, but location scouting dates to November. There was initial interest in the Circuit of the Americas racetrack southeast of Austin, but instead the Austin Film Commission says the focus is on small towns that remind Bay of Robert Frank’s 1950s photos collected in the classic book The Americans.

In Taylor, 30 minutes from Austin, a police chase will close downtown and a railroad overpass, said Deby Lannen, the city’s Main Street program manager. A car will be exploded in the city’s Robinson Park. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said.

Lockhart’s Caldwell County Courthouse square will be another filming location, with Taylor and Lockhart combined into one fictional town on screen. Robots will chase down the good guys throughout Central Texas including in Elgin."


So, who’s the Police Car going to be? Prowl? Barricade? Just an ordinary Cop Car or some other Robot? You guess…

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Transformers GT Series Packaging Image
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 06:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
By way of Cybergundam and Dengeki Hobby's June 2013 edition, we can share an image of the Transformers GT series packaging. The GT series toys - and specifically the first releases in the series, Optimus Prime and Star Saber - are packaged in a wide, square box, with the toy in vehicle mode on the left visible through a window, and artwork of the robot on the right. Between the toy and the artwork in roughly the center of the packaging is the Race Queen figure. The boxes look very nice for display, although significantly bigger than the Transformers Alternity packaging, which previous versions of these molds were packaged in.

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Rumor: Generations Metroplex SDCC Version
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 06:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
File this one under "rumor" for now, but the Robot Kingdom preorder page for the Aga-Con Hong Kong version of Generations Metroplex makes an interesting reference that it is "expected to have SDCC style color".

We have no idea what this could mean - or indeed, what exactly SDCC style color even means - but an informed opinion is that SDCC style color might literally mean "colored like the SDCC one". If this is the correct interpretation of this reference, then it heavily implies we might be getting a special San Diego Comic Con edition of Generations 30th Anniversary Metroplex this July.

Hasbro have yet to officially announce their SDCC exclusives - when they do, we will update our main page with news on what they are.

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Transformers Collectors Club Subscription Service Figures Delayed to June
Posted by News Fetcher on April 27 '13 at 06:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Word reaches us via 2005 Boards member Onslaught24 that the Transformers Subscription Service figures - first revealed at Botcon 2012, with orders taken back in September of last year - have been delayed. The new delivery date for the figures to Fun Publications is now expected to be in June. No reason is given for the delay.

It is worth considering that although no reason is given for the delay, past Botcon Q&A sessions have indicated that the Transformers Collectors Club figures - exclusives or member freebie figures - have tended to be produced alongside the Botcon figures for that year. Given the late June date for Botcon, this delay would also be consistent with the production of the Botcon figures, so this fan would venture that the delay is on a factory level.

We will of course provide an update once more information is available.

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