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Movie Trilogy Optimus Prime In Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on January 01 '12 at 02:00 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We've got some more new images of the upcoming Movie Trilogy Deluxe Optimus Prime with trailer set. This set comes with the Deluxe Optimus Prime that was previously a Wal-Mart exclusive, the trailer that was previously included with the Transformers Chronicle Optimus Prime and a non-MechTech blaster which to the best of our knowledge is new to this set.

Read on to check out the new images, courtesy of 2005 Boards member Soundwavedotm.

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D.I Studios Hearts of Steel Starscream - A Closer Look
Posted by News Fetcher on January 01 '12 at 03:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Yesterday we brought you news of the first public exhibition of a gray prototype of Hearts of Steel Starscream, a third party release planned by new group D.I Studio. Today courtesy of 2005 Boards member Cadbane, we can share a whole lot of more detailed pics! Read on and take a look. We're also informed this is going to be approximately Voyager sized.

Additionally something that was not picked up on initially is that there is in fact a second release from D.I Studio in the works - an Insecticon train, based on the Insecticon's appearance in Hearts of Steel. A picture has been posted on TEKMEN's Weibo page, we've mirrored it on this story.

With three potential new third party releases and a new comic in the form of IDW's Infestation 2, 2012 is going to be a very good year for this "Steampunk" era of Transformers.

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TakaraTomy Marketing Team Producer Noriaki Maeda Interview
Posted by News Fetcher on January 01 '12 at 01:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards staff member SydneyY has outdone himself once again with a new translation of an interview with Takara-Tomy's staff. This interview is with Mr Noriaki Maeda, the Marketing Team producer for Takara-Tomy, which was published in Figure King 167. This insightful interview goes into some detail about the creation of the Takara-Tomy exclusive items such as Jetwing Optimus Prime, Striker Optimus Prime, and Arcee. There is also some detail on the reasoning for reviving Transformers United at this point! It's the first of a two-part interview, the second part due for publication in Figure King 168.

Read on to check out the interview!

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Hearts of Steel Steel Starscream Third Party Prototype Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on December 31 '11 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new third party product has been shown off at a show in China. On show was a gray resin prototype of a Hearts of Steel Starscream. This one is by a new group, D.I. Studio, rather than Mastermind Creations who've brought previous designs from the Hearts of Steel series to life. This prototype looks promising - time will tell if this ends up being a worthy companion to the Knight Morpher Commander and the Cyclops.

TFC Toys also had a display at the same show, showing off their Hercules and also their DSLR "Reflector", who's also still at the gray prototype stage.

These images come to you via the TFClub Weibo account.

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Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Tracks
Posted by News Fetcher on December 30 '11 at 08:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Botcon.com has updated their website with the next reveal from this years exclusive Invasion box set. Today's reveal is Shattered Glass Tracks. An Evil Autobot from Fun Publishing's Shattered Glass mirror universe. The figure utilizes the Reveal The Shield Turbo Tracks mold. The figure uses a paint job based on Road Rage as well!

Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? Sound off on the 2005 Boards after the jump!

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IGear Teases Dinobots for 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on December 30 '11 at 08:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Continuing on with lots of 3rd Party news today, Igear has just updated Facebook with an image of Grimlock in silhouette. Teasing fans of the Dino's with a 2012 for the release. Whether these will be based on Generation 1, IDW or any other version of the Dinobots is unknown.

Speculate away in the discussion thread by clicking the title bar.

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Transformers the Ride Grand Opening 25 May in Hollywood
Posted by News Fetcher on December 30 '11 at 05:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Screamscape reports that the much-anticipated opening of Transformers the Ride is planned for the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the grand opening date being set as 25 May 2012.

Screamscape goes on to note though that this will be the grand opening date, and that the ride might "soft open" a few weeks in advance of this to get all the staff and crew up to speed.

With this in mind, speculation is could this weekend in May also be roughly when we can expect the toy of the all-new Autobot for the ride, Evac, to be available?

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Perfect Effect 2012 Teaser - Cybertronian Big Convoy and Lioconvoy
Posted by News Fetcher on December 30 '11 at 05:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Perfect Effect have made one other update to their blog today. It is a teaser image with the tagline "Perfect Effect 2012 COMING SOON" and it shows black and white, partially obscured versions of IDW's Cybertronian mode Big Convoy and Lioconvoy. This teaser suggests that Perfect Effect may be following up their DX01 RC with potentially the first third party Beast Wars items; it will certainly be interesting to see where they go with this.

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Perfect Effect PE-DX01 RC New Images and Comic
Posted by News Fetcher on December 30 '11 at 05:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Perfect Effect have updated their blog with some new CGI images of their upcoming PE-DX01 RC unofficial motorcycle version of Generation 1 Arcee. She's seen here in robot and bike modes, along with CGI of a potential blue Prime Arcee / Chormia inspired deco.

Also included in this updated is some lineart for a pack in comic that will come with the figure. The lineart is not terribly clear in some cases, but it looks like we'll have Arcee and Bludgeon having a swordfight in there.

The blog post suggests that the current release timeframe will be March of 2012. Preorders are expected to open with online retailers at around the middle of next month.

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Maketoys Giant Excavator and Bulldozer In-Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on December 29 '11 at 11:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A quartet of new images of the Maketoy's Bulldozer and Excavator, one third of their own Devastator, Giant, have been posted over on ACToys. these new images are a look at both of these items "in hand" but unfortunately do not show the robot modes. However it's a nice fresh look at the vehicle modes - check out also the name of the fictional construction company these guys belong to. MTC co - MakeToys Construction Co? It's a cool detail, anyway. Read on to check out our mirror of the images.

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iGear PP05 Preview Video
Posted by News Fetcher on December 29 '11 at 11:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
iGear have released a video showing off their upcoming PP05 third party Ironhide / Ratchet. The video lasts about 20 minutes and gives a decent look at the new third party release. Check it out embedded below, or click here for the original video link if the embed is not working:



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New Images of IGear PP05 Weapons Specialist Prototype and Black Rager Prototype
Posted by News Fetcher on December 29 '11 at 11:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
3rd Party Group, IGear, has updated their Facebook page with new images of their upcoming PP-05 Weapons Specialist figure. Shown in a black prototype, we see this figure in robot mode and vehicle mode along with Masterpiece Optimus Prime. Also in the comparison photos are what appears to be a black repaint of their MW-01 Rager figure. It appears to look like a Nemesis version of Huffer with red windows. Unknown if this will be a figure Igear intends to offer or just a prototype of MW-01

We'll keep you posted on TFW as more information becomes available, for now, head over to the 2005 Boards to discuss!

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New Images of TFC Toys Neckbreaker and Mad Blender
Posted by News Fetcher on December 29 '11 at 11:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Here we go. We're in the home stretch for the final two figures for TFC Toys' massive Hercules figure. New shots of the last two remaining figures have popped up on TFC Toys Facebook page as well as their Weibo page. In these pictures we see Neckbreaker (with a black plow) in robot, vehicle and arm mode. We also see Mad Blender (with a green mixing drum) in robot, vehicle and leg mode. These pictures also show off Mad Blenders mixing drum seperated into it's many pieces and attached to Mad Blender in robot mode. No doubt, for spraying his enemies with corrosive acid. Finally, we get a good look at Hercules' chest piece.

Check out all the images and then head over to the very popular Hercules Mega Thread to discuss!

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Transformers Rescue Bots Returns to The Hub in February
Posted by News Fetcher on December 28 '11 at 01:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
The Hub has updated their website with new information about Transformers Rescue Bots. The surprisingly well recieved new show will return to the Hub in February. Combined with new episodes of Transformers Prime coming in February, Transformer fans can enjoy two Transformers cartoons with new episodes at the same time!

Click on the link above to meet Heatwave, Chase, Blades and Boulder and then head over to then 2005 Boards to discuss.

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Transformers Prime Campaign Microns In Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on December 28 '11 at 06:31 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Prime First Edition toys have been released in Japan, and with them, the special campaign toys "Arms Microns". The Arms Microns, named for the three Targetmaster partners Blowpipe, Aimless and Peaceman (Peacemaker) are recolored versions of the Power Core Combiner partner Mini-Cons, and are available at various stores in Japan for spending 3,000 or more yen on the new Transformers Prime products. Read our previous coverage here for full details on this part of the campaign.

Read on with this story to check out in-hand images of the three exclusive Microns, taken and shared with us by 2005 Boards members Masabon and GENgoraw!

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United Stepper In Hand Images
Posted by News Fetcher on December 28 '11 at 06:31 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Million Publishing exclusive Transformers United Stepper has begun to arrive in the hands of fans! This cool black and flame deco version of the Classics update of Jazz includes a Nebulon Targetmaster companion like the original toy. It's a very sharp looking piece. Read on to check out a whole bunch of in-hand pictures of this cool piece from 2005 Boards members Ricochet and GENgoraw.

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Botcon 2012 Gigatron the Decepticon Overlord Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on December 27 '11 at 08:03 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Botcon have revealed the first of the Botcon 2012 Transformers Invasion boxed set figures. In the Facebook vote yesterday, you voted for the Evil Decepticons as the faction to have a toy revealed first, and as the only evil Decepticon in the boxed set, here's Overlord! Or as he is known here, Gigatron.

Gigatron is a remold of Voyager class Bludgeon from the Hunt for the Decepticons line, and as shown by these images, features a new head sculpt. The design captures the look of Overlord's tank mode from the original toy, the Gigatank.

Keep it TFW to stay up to date with all the latest Botcon 2012 figure reveals as they happen! Check out the official reveal video below:



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More Details Keroroscream - Comic Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on December 27 '11 at 07:47 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to 2005 Board member SydneyY via Autobase Aichi, we now have some additional information on the latest from Kero Kero Ace Magaine. The magazine has posted a comic preview page from the recent issue of Kero Kero Ace magazine. This edition of the magazine came with the freebie green and yellow EZ Collecion Starscream repaint, known as Keroroscream or "Frogscream". The magazine is also holding a contest for fans to create their very own custom Keroroscream using a blank sticker sheet. Fans can submit images of their customized Kero Kero Scream for chances to win prizes that include autographs and a gold Megatron. Which Megatron mold they intend to use is not listed. Additionally, this issue features a four page comic by Naoto Tsushima explaining the origin of Keroroscream.

Check out a page of the comic preview after the jump and discuss this wonderfully weird exclusive on the 2005 Boards!

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Fans Want It Leader Ironhide Cannons
Posted by News Fetcher on December 27 '11 at 07:47 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Some new images of the Fans Want It FWI-2 Leader Ironhide cannons have been posted. These new images show that since the last prototype we saw, the cannons have been modified to allow them to mount on the arms in a screen accurate configuration, as well as the previous hand-held option. These new images also show that the set will include additional, optional arm blade attachments, which were never in the movies, but as Ironhide is a one robot army it makes sense. These new images come to you via Robot Kingdom.

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Transformers Themed Motherboards from ASRock
Posted by News Fetcher on December 27 '11 at 07:47 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
And now for the fan who has everything - Transformers themed motherboards from ASRock! These items come in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee flavors, for those of you who want to make your PCs More than Meets the Eye!

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