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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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DR WU DW-P04A - INVULNERABLE
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 11:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Hercules fever continues to grow.Transformers Galaxy - Hong Kong Fans group have updated their Facebook page with some new images of the next offering from 3rd Party group, Dr Wu. DW-PO4A - INVULNERABLE will be the next offering from them and will be a new face for the 3rd Party giant. As opposed to the raging faces currently popping up, this face is more of a stern, serious face. Perfect for the fan who wasn't completely happy with the face that came with Hercules.

Check out the images after the break!

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New Images of Cybertroncon Exclusive Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 10:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Planet Iacon-Singapore Group has updated their Facebook page with new pictures of The Cybertron Con Transformers Optimus Prime with Trailer: Cybertron Con 2012 Special Edition Set. The trailer on this set features a deco that promotes Transformers: The Ride. This set will be exclusive to the convention this month and will contain the following;

Special Edition Voyager Optimus Prime with MechTech Trailer

collector coin

convention t-shirt.

The convention will be held at the Resorts World Convention Centre from March 11th to the 14th 2012. You can purchase tickets to the event here.

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New Images of FT-02 Acoustic Wave
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 10:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member dalianjj stopped by earlier today to show off some new prototype pictures of the upcoming Fans Toys project; FT-02 Acoustic Wave. Acoustic Wave is Unofficial 3rd party figure that is a homage to Generation 1 Soundwave. He is meant to be displayed with Masterpiece scaled figures and can hold G1 Cassette figures.

Check out the exciting new images after the break and then head over to our 3rd Party Discussion forum to discuss!

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TakaraTomy Website Update-Transformers Prime Deluxe and EZ Collection
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 10:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Takara Tomy has updated their website with new pictures and pricing for their Transformers Prime figures and EZ collection figures. The pictures in this update show us in detail the Prime deluxe figures as well as the Japan-only Microns they will be coming with. Figures shown in the update consist of Voyager Optimus and the deluxe versions of Bumblebee, Megatron, Skywarp, Cliffjumper and Ratchet.

Take a look at all of the new images after the jump and discuss on the 2005 Boards with your fellow fans.

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Botcon 2012 Comic Prequel
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 09:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Botcon has updated their official website with two pages of a prequel to the upcoming Invasion comic from this years Botcon convention. This prequel puts us back in Axiom Nexus, home to the Transtech Transformers. Seen here in the few pages are Transtech Megatron, Prowl and Rhinox as they monitor a disturbance in the classics-verse. That disturbance being Botcon 2012 Gigatron!

The Botcon website notes that the next two pages of this prequel comic will be uploaded next Wednesday and then the last two pages the following Wednesday.

Botcon 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, TX April 26-29th. Click the title bar to read the first two pages of the Invasion comic prologue

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TFCC CC Update 2/29/2012
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 07:00 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Fun Publications sent out another email updating members and customers past and present about their ongoing security issues. Please see below.

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Roll Out Roll Call 2012 Snake Armor Additional Pictures
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 03:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We've got a double-whammy of news on the Roll Out Roll Call 2012 convention which is taking place March 10 and 11 at the Jury's Inn in Southampton in the UK. First and foremost, new images and additional information on the Snake Armors comes to us from the fine people at Transformers@The Moon. The new images show just how big this piece is - capable of going toe-to-toe with a Voyager Class Transformer! TF@TM also reports that in true Transformers style this G.I. Joe themed piece - based on the battlesuits used by Cobra in the Devil's Due G.I. Joe Vs Transformers comics - is also a Pretender shell that can fit Mini-cons inside it! Or, if you are in to G.I. Joe, it fits a 25th or 30th anniversary figure just fine too. These are limited to 30 versions of each deco.

Second, via Blot on our sister site Hisstank, we have a look at a limited run exclusive custom Red Shadows Dreadnought. It's a modified War for Cybertron Cliffjumper with a new head, and it looks awesome. This one is a limited run of 25 pieces.

There's still time to pre-register for Roll Out Roll Call 2012! Head over to All the Cool Stuff to find out more!

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Transformers Hall of Fame 2012 Nominations - TFW's Winning Five!
Posted by News Fetcher on February 29 '12 at 01:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The votes are in! The top five characters in the vote for TFW's submission to Hasbro for the Hall of Fame 2012 Fan's Choice vote are:

5: Minerva
4: Arcee
3: Wheeljack
2: Swindle

And winning the TFW Transformers Hall of Fame 2012 nominations with 246 votes,

1: Beast Wars Megatron, yessssss

Here is how Megatron celebrated his victory:



These will now be submitted to Hasbro, together with the candidates from our fellow fansites, to help Hasbro create the final shortlist which we will vote on to determine the final inductee into the Transformers Hall of Fame at Botcon 2012!

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New IDW Transformers Covers
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 11:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
IDW Publishinghas revealed three new covers for Transformers titles for the month of March via their Tumblr account. The first being a Nick Roche cover for More Than Meets The Eye featuring Chromedome doing what appears to be his best Shang Tsung impression. The second, is for Robots In Disguise #3 and features Starscream looking majestic flying above the the city of New Iacon with art by Casey Collier. Last, is the cover for tomorrows issue of Autocracy #4 featuring Megatron with art by Livio Ramondelli.

Check out all three covers by clicking the title bar!

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Transformers Fall of Cybertron on G4TV
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 11:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Transformers Fall Of Cybertron was featured on G4TV this evening. Unfortunatley, no new gameplay footage was shown. But, game director Matt Tieger is interviewed during the feature and he discusses how each character will not only have his own special ability but how the levels in the game are built around those special abilities.

Check out the video here and then discuss on the 2005 Boards

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BTS Toys Savage and Nightfang Additional Images
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 04:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
BTS Toys has sent us even more images of their upcoming unofficial Ravage and Ratbat cassettes, Savage and Nightfang. These new images extensively show off the whole set and also include a brief glimpse at the combined mode with Tremor / Frequenzy. There are also some comparison images with the original versions of the characters.

Read on and check out all the new images.

If you like what you see, you can preorder both of these as a set at our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store and TFSource. The initial set of Frequenzy and Tremor are also in stock at TFSource and Big Bad Toy Store - we're informed these have now finished production so once they are gone restocks are unlikely.

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Toys R Us Japan Transformers Prime Flyer Scans
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 10:30 AM
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005:
Toys R Us Japan has prepared for the launch of Super Robot Life Forms Transformers Prime with new flyers! These flyers show the figures paired with their Arms Micron partners. Also shown is an Arms Micron sword formed by 3 Arms Microns. Figures go on sale March 31st. Here's a description of the Arms Microns by 2005 boards member Transformed, who posted the scans!

Arms Microns are small Transfomers, which can transform into weapons. They strengthen the Transformers; moreover, when Arms Micron’s merge they become very powerful weapons.

Optimus Prime’s Arms Micron (AM-01) is a purple gun that looks a lot like Shockwave. Megatron comes with a pretty cool looking black and purple gorilla (Optimus Primal?).

The flier says to check out the monthly comic, Korokoro Comic, for more information about Arms Microns. Also, those who make a reservation for AM-01 Optimus prime by 3/31 will receive a bonus Arms Micron character named Autobot Firebolt; however, this piece is limited to 2,500 pieces so those of you that want one should inquire about it while making a reservation to insure that you do indeed get one.


Check out the scans after the jump!

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Dark of The Moon Deluxe Soundwave With New Head?
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 10:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to Transformers Singapore Facebook Page-Planet Iacon, we have a scan of the Dark Of The Moon Deluxe Soundwave figure's instructions. These instructions show off what is an alternate head for the mold that could quite possibly be a movie version of Blaster. Bare in mind, the deluxe Soundwave figure has been canceled by Hasbro and won't be getting a release in the US at this time. So, whether or not this figure will see the light of day in the states is up in the air. This could quite possibly see a release in Asia though. We will keep you posted on TFW.

Click the link and speculate on what could be or what could have been on the 2005 Boards

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CrazyDevy CDMW-29 Purple Hercules Mixing Barrel
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 08:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
One of the key bones of contention with the TFC Toys Hercules was the color of the mixing barrel. Many posts were dedicated to requesting, asking, demanding a purple colored mixing barrel for Hercules. For those of you who are in this position, CrazyDevy has just the thing - a third party upgrade for a third party Transformer in the form of a purple colored mixing barrel for your Mad Blender! It's due out in March 2012, and it's also up for preorder at TFSource now.

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TFcon announces Make-A-Wish Canada Charity Auction
Posted by News Fetcher on February 28 '12 at 07:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
TFcon is happy to announce they will be holding their first ever charity auction July 28th, 2012 for Make-A-Wish Canada.

The charity auction will feature many great unique items and they hope our community will help raise as much as possible for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Even if you can not make the event you can donate via this sponsorship link.

TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available. The group rate is good for July 25 to July 31, 2012 at the price of $109 per room. No deposit is required to reserve your room now. You have until July 25th to cancel your room if you can not make the convention.

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