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Featured Ebay Auctions - Books, Store Displays and More
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 12:00 PM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
Today we have a bit of a mish mash of Transformers Auctions to check out. From store displays, to books, to party items and more. Check them out below.

Two Vintage Transformers Erasers 1985 rubber | eBay
TRANSFORMERS SUPERSIZE COLORING BOOK FEAT.OPTIMUS PRIME UNUSED RARE! 1986 | eBay
lot of vintage 80s G1 Transformers memorabilia voice changer board game VHS hats | eBay
TransFormers Cybertron Starscream Supreme Optimus Prime Rare big store display | eBay
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Transformers Prime Figures at Canadian Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 11:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Heads up Canada! It looks like the latest Transformers Prime figures have been found in your neck of the continent! Cybertron.ca members Pascal and Vain have reported finding the new Revealer and Powerizer figures at Zeller's in Montreal, CA.

No time to read the rest of this news post, time to hunt for new Transformer toys!

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Takara-Tomy Website Update - First Look at Arms Micron TF Prime Toys
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 11:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy have updated their website with an image of their version of the upcoming Robots In Disguise Transformers Prime figures and the new Microns that will come with them. Shown in the picture are Revealers Bumblebee and Powerizer Optimus, both weilding their new Micron weapon partners. Additionally, it appears the Japanese release of the Prime toys will be molded to have Micron ports.

Check out the image after the break!

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Headrobots Update - Banzaitron and Skullgrin
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 11:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Headrobots have updated their Twitter and their Facebook accounts with teases for new products. The first, is a head upgrade for Hunt For the Decepticons Banzaitron, called the Ronin Shadow Mercenary kit. This kit will feature a new head and a gun for the figure. The 2nd update is an upgrade for Generations Skullgrin called Tauros. Shown only in a partial image, this upgrade will give Generations Skullgrin a more faithful head design based on the Generation 1 figure's pretender shell.

Check out the pics by clicking the links above or hitting the discuss button. Discuss all things 3rd Party in our 3rd Party discussion forum!

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Mastermind Creations KM-03 Cyclops Prototype Review
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 06:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member has gotten his hands on a prototype version of the upcoming Leader class Mastermind Creations KM-3 Cyclops figure and has shared his review on the figure with us. This leader class figure is based on Shockwave's appearance in IDW's Evolutions comic book; Hearts of Steel. xterry has Shared with us lots of photos of the figure in various poses at various angles and offered up some comparison shots with Classics Optimus and Mastermind Creations first Knight Morpher figure. KM-03 is priced at around $160 and is expected to be available in May.

Click the title bar for images and head over to our 3rd Party Reviews forum to discuss!

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Transformers Micron Campaign Vector Oracle and Firebolt
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy is rolling out the promotion for Transformers Prime, which sees its mainline release in Japan next month. And in their usual grand tradition, it's a Micron Campaign! Starting tomorrow, 25 February, the clear green version of Cyclonus' Nightstick Targetmaster named Vector Oracle will be given away in Toys R Us Japan with any purchase of Transformers items totalling more than 3,000 yen. He's a limited edition of 4,000 pieces.

Next up with the reservation of Transformers Prime Arms Micron Optimus Prime at participating retailers is Firebolt! A black and gray version of Power Core Combiners Pinpoint, who came with Leadfoot, he is a perfect complement to the recently released United Rodimus Convoy.

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Cybertron Con Voyager Optimus Prime Universal Studios Edition Packaging Images
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 05:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Hasbro Hong Kong have posted some images of the Cybertron Con Exclusive Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime Universal Studios Edition on their Facebook page. This special piece uses the Japanese version of Voyager Optimus Prime and comes with a special version of the MechTech Trailer advertising Transformers the Ride. It comes in a handsome window box with window flaps. Check out the new images by reading on or visiting the link above.

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Transformers Prime Deluxe Ratchet & Arcee Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on February 24 '12 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The grand new Transformers Prime line keeps on rolling out with new releases! Less than a month after wave 1 hit the US, wave 2 - which adds Autobot Ratchet and Arcee into the mix - have arrived on US pegs as well. They have previously been available online at Hasbro Toy Shop, but now they are turning up in good old fashioned brick and mortar retail! 2005 Boards member SALI spotted this dynamic Autobot duo in a Target in California.

Don't forget you can also catch the next new episode of Transformers Prime, Orion Pax Part 2, this weekend at 8:30 ET / 5:30 PT on The Hub.

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More Photos of the IGear W-01 Upgrade Kit
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 10:30 PM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
As the release of the W-01 Upgrade Kit from IGear gets closer and closer, we have been getting more photos of the set. IGear has updated their Facebook page with a couple of new images of this set depicting some familiar toys getting armed! Also, the Transformers Galaxy - Hong Kong Fans Group has updated their Facebook page with a gallery of photos as well. This add-on set features several weapons that can further accessorize many different Transformers toys, as well as a weapons locker for storage. All of these images have been mirrored here.

You can also jump into the discussion already in progress!

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Encore Soundblaster and Twincast in Package
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 01:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Japanese site Hobbysearch has updated with some in-package images of the upcoming Encore Twincast and Soundblaster releases. These in package images show the new box art for the toys plus the product photos on the side flaps, and the actual toys in their inner plastic trays. Apparently they both sport "upgraded" paint on the faces in the same style as some previous Encore releases. Check out the listing pages at Hobbysearch for Twincast here and Soundblaster here.

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Transformers Hall of Fame: Call for Nominees!
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 08:45 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
It's that time of year again, and Hasbro has sent us a Press Release regarding this year's Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from the highly contested fan choice slot, the three inductees are Grimlock, Jazz and Decepticon Shockwave.

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February 23, 2012Hello, TRANSFORMERS fans!In 2010, Hasbro inducted humans and robots from the worlds of toys, entertainment and CYBERTRON into the inaugural class of its TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame, honoring more than 25 years of “robots in disguise” action. Now in its third year, Hasbro is once again turning to fans to help finalize the 2012 robot inductee class. Hasbro’s internal panel of judges has chosen three iconic characters to induct into the TRANFORMERS Hall of Fame in 2012—Heroic AUTOBOTS JAZZ and GRIMLOCK, as well as evil DECEPTICON SHOCKWAVE. But we need your help to determine this year's fourth robot inductee!

How can you choose who gets into the fourth slot? Come over to the thread right over here and discuss who you want to see in the Hall of Fame. The winning character will be announced at the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at BOTCON, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention in Dallas, TX.

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Fansproject Teases Heartmaster
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 08:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Popular 3rd Party Group, Fansproject, has teased us with a new images on their Facebook page. The image appears to be an extreme close-up of the cockpit of their previously announced Heartmaster figure. This third party figure features a Powermaster feature, but as of yet, is not based on existing Transformer character.

Could more updates on this project be forthcoming? Keep it here on TFW as we deliver all the updates from Fansproject as we get them. Make sure to discuss the possibilities in our 3rd Party Forum!

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Last Stand Of The Wreckers Hardcover Extras
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 11:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Today IDW Publishing released their hard cover edition of Last Stand Of The Wreckers. We previously reported what the additional extras in this collection were to be, but did not know exactly what each extra was. This newsie ran out first thing to pick this collection up and here is a detailed list of the extras and what they are:

cover art gallery

"Out of Bullets" - A commentary from James Roberts on the prose story "Bullets"

"Escape" A two page comic drawn and written by Nick Roche that features Guzzle and Impactor. Takes place after Last Stand.

"Zero Point" A brand new prose story from James Roberts that features Roadbuster and Springer. Takes place after Last Stand.

Autopedia entries - Rotorstorm, Pyro, Overlord, Snare, Ironfist, Guzzle, and Impactor

"Fisitron's Facts" - Little known facts about Last Stand of The Wreckers, included with first Trade paper back

pin-ups, promo art, guest art Marcelo Matere, Livio Rimondelli, Josh Burcham and more all contribute.

Script extracts - A "deleted scenes" from Last Stand

First Draft - A look at what the very first version of Last Stand of The Wreckers that Nick Roche wrote before James Roberts came on board. There were five revisions and rewrites of the book. Excellent stuff with Kup and Guzzle in this.

"Squadron X" - A detailed look at each of the members and their previous appearances in Transformers fiction

"In Word and Deed" - A one page comic written and drawn by Nick Roche featuring Verity. Takes place after Last Stand.

Did you pick this up today? Discuss in our new Transformers Comic Forum!

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Transformers: Prime New York Times Square Ad
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 11:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Hasbro is doing some marketing for Transformers: Prime these days. With Season 2 started and Toys arriving on shelves, no wonder they’ll go for it since the next Live Action Movie won’t be around for another 2 years.

Two iconic characters are identified occupying New York City’s Time Square; one being Pinkie-Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the other being Optimus Prime from Transformers: Prime.

2005 Boards Member ANDROID PRIME managed to get few snaps of the Autobot Leader, looking upon the citizens of New York. Take a look, after the jump.

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New In-Hand Image of Encore #22 Twincast
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 10:15 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy has released an official image of the upcoming Encore #22 Twincast through their Twitter page this morning. This is the first non-mockup picture of the upcoming toy, which is set for release later this month.

This is also the first actual photos of the Nightstalker and Stripes cassette companions for the toy. The two characters have not seen a release beforehand, but both have an interesting history with one being a bot cut from the 1986 movie (Stripes) and the other as Ravage's partner in the Marvel UK Comics. (Nightstalker)

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X-Transbots' XP-1S Upgrade Kit for Encore Devastator
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 10:00 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Third party company X-Transbots has just released images from their latest offering, XP-1S. XP-1S is an enhanced version of their previous Devastator add-on set.

Images mirrored from their Facebook page and their Weibo page (Registration needed.)

Like what you see? Swing on by the discussion thread by clicking the link below. Want to discuss other Third Party items? Well we have you covered, as we have a Third Party subforum just for the discussion of said items right over here.

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Dairycon Reveals 5 Figures/ Pre-Reg ends March 1st.
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 01:15 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
The folks at the fun-loving Dairycon have shared some cool news with us. Those who pre-register for Dairycon will receive not one, not two, but FIVE exclusive figures! We have mirrored the photos of the four figures from this five-figure set here, of which you can view by clicking the title bar to this article. You can check out all five udderly-awesome bios here as well after the jump!

Also included in this news update is a promotional video:



If you are planning to go to Dairycon and haven't registered yet, now is the time to mooooove on over and pre-register! Also, feel free to jump into the discussion already going on in our News and Rumors forum!

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Igear Mini-Warriors No Longer Mini?
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 09:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
After todays earlier reveal from 3rd party group Igear, the group updated their Facebook page with the following update:

About the MW-03 Hench and MW-04 UFO, we plan to make them about 12CM≈4.7 inches, slightly higher than the other two released MiniWarriors, and the height of the rest Miniwarriors unreleased will be different too, depend on their scales in the G1 cartoon, will between 8CM to 12CM(3.1 to 4.7inches). We also welcome the proposal of the height of them, thanks.

It seems Igear has been listening to the fans. How do you feel about this? Happy to have your Minibots scout sized? The first two Mini-warriors have already been released, will these be rereleased in the new bigger size? Sound off in our 3rd Party forum! Igear is listening.

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Q and A with Peter Cullen
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 08:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Last week, the Hub's Facebook page solicited questions from their friends for a Q and A session with legendary voice actor Peter Cullen; the voice of Optimus Prime. Today their Facebook page has posted the answers. Peter Cullen answers questions about his approach to voicing Optimus and gives advice to aspiring voice actors

Click on the title bar for the full interview.

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Beast Wars - The Unpublished
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 07:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Fan favorite comic author, Simon Furman had updated his blog with an entry regarding Beast Wars comics. In this blog entry Simon discusses his involvement with Dreamwave's canceled Beast Wars comic and how he had plans to bring the main Beast Wars cast from the show back to Earth and how he had to tie into James McDonough's Summer Special story.

Simon ends this blog entry with this wonderful nugget of info:

having brought the scripts for (the unpublished) Age of Wrath #4 & 5 to light in the form of printed original scripts (for sale at conventions and elsewhere), I decided to unleash Beast Wars #1 (Dreamwave) this year. You’ll get to see quite how different things would have been, and how centric the core TV show cast would have been in the unfolding story. You’ll also get to see what I later salvaged for The Gathering, and how the Summer Special story got folded in. I’ll be toting the scripts around the country this year (see elsewhere and other blog entries for details), so come along and grab a piece of unpublished Transformers comics history.

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