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Transformers Prime Powerizers Wave 2 Released In Singapore
Posted by News Fetcher on April 12 '12 at 06:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Wave 2 of the Transformers Prime Powerizers have been found at retail in Singapore. This wave consists of Powerizers' Bulkhead and Starscream. Hopefully, this is a good indication that it won't be long before we see some reviews of these two characters and how they stack up against their First Edition Counterparts. Also, hopefully this means a US release isn't far behind.

Click on the title bar to check out the new images.

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Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime August Releases - Swerve & Airachnid
Posted by News Fetcher on April 12 '12 at 04:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Reports are reaching us from online retailers (and Facebook group Planet Iacon) of two future releases in the Takara-Tomy Arms Micron range of Transformers Prime. Arriving in August are:

AM-17 Autobot Swerve (スワーブ)
AM-18 Airachnid

Both are said to come with Arms Microns. Airachnid is potentially the same toy we have seen previously - she is described as a Deluxe class - while Autobot Swerve is a Voyager class. Speculation abound as to what this one actually is - hopefully we can update you soon with further information.

No word yet either as to what the July releases are, other than there will be two of them, and they will be numbered AM-15 and AM-16.

Update - The Allspark has posted that the Kanji for AM-17's name is スワーブ, which translates as Swerve, not Swoop. We can verify that this is the case - AM-17 will be a Voyager Class Autobot Swerve, not Swoop.

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Transformers Prime Wednesday: Interview With Sumalee Montano
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 09:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
The Hub have updated their Facebook page with a new Transformers Prime Wednesday interview. Today's interview is with Sumalee Montano, the voice of Transformers Prime Arcee. In the interview she discusses how she wants to collect the Transformers Prime toys of Arcee, her favorite Prime episodes so far and more!

Click the title bar to read the full interview and then head to the boards to discuss.

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Dr. Wu Martyr - Zombie Cliffjumper Head
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 09:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Transformers Galaxy has shared a new photo of a prototype head from 3rd Party Group, Dr. Wu. The new head shown is called "Martyr" and is intended for Transformers Prime Cliffjumper. This head is modeled after Cliffjumper has been turned into a ravenous, dark energon fueled, back-from-the-dead bot. This is the 2nd Transformers Prime upgrade kit from Dr. Wu, the first being DW-TP-01 Blade, the battle maskless head for Transformers Prime Wheeljack.

Staff Note: This is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy

Click on the title bar to discuss and then head over to the 3rd Party Forum to discuss.

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Texas Rangers To Giveaway Bot Shots at Upcoming Game
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 08:45 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
A listing of upcoming promotions on the Major League Baseball website of the Texas Rangers has revealed a Transformers themed promotion. On April 23rd the Texas Rangers will take on the New York Yankees and kids 13 and under can score a free Transformers Bot Shots figure! This game happens to be held during the same week as Botcon, which will be happening in Dallas on the 26th. If you're in the area for Botcon, want to check out a ball game and have some kids 13 and under make sure to take advantage of this very cool and unique promotion.

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TFW Botcon 2011 Stunticons Galleries Online
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
With now just over two weeks to go until Botcon officially opens, and today's reveal of Derrick J Wyatt attending Botcon 2012, now seemed as good a time as any to kick off a (long overdue) series of gallery updates. Here for you today are a quintet of characters you might have heard of - The Stunticons, Transformers Animated style! This set was the Botcon 2011 boxed set, and we are proud to finally be able to share these galleries with you. Check out the full galleries of the five Stunticons by opening the links below:

Botcon 2011 The Stunti-Con Job The Motormaster Gallery
Botcon 2011 The Stunti-Con Job Breakdown Gallery
Botcon 2011 The Stunti-Con Job Dead End Gallery
Botcon 2011 The Stunti-Con Job Drag Strip Gallery
Botcon 2011 The Stunti-Con Job Wildrider Gallery

Needless to say but stay tuned for more gallery updates - we'll have the rest of the Botcon 2011 exclusives for you in the coming days.

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Diamond Comics Shipping List for 18 April
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 10:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
We have received the 18 April Diamond Comics Shipping List from 2005 Boards member D-Drive. On the list for next week is the third volume of the Transformers Classics TPBs, as well as the next issue of Jame Robert's More than Meets the Eye!

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #4 (also shpping 1-in-10 variant)

(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) Alex Milne, Nick Roche

DANGER IN SPACE! Investigating the abandoned AUTOBOT facility on DELPHI-one-time home of fan-favorites THE WRECKERS-RATCHET uncovers a danger greater than he's ever faced... and the return of a character long thought lost! Will this bring them closer to their goal of finding the Knights of Cyberton-or kill them?!

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS VOL 3 TP

(W) Steve Parkhouse, Bob Budiansky (A) John Ridgway & Various (CA) Guido Guidi

The historic comic book roots of THE TRANSFORMERS are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment. Collecting issues from the original run, rejoin OPTIMUS PRIME and MEGATRON and their competing factions as their war stretches across the cosmos. These stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.

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Auto Assembly 2012 Exclusive Update
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 10:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Auto Assembly has released some bad news relating to their planned exclusive for this year's show. Auto Assembly 2012 was to have featured an IDW comic with an exclusive cover, one that would have been particularly poignant for UK fans. The comic would have been Generation 1 #81, with a dual number on the front of the comic so it would also have been number issue #333 - the original Marvel UK run finished with #332, so this would have been a fantastic homage to the UK comics run.

Sadly it was not to be, as for as yet unexplained reasons the issue was vetoed by Hasbro US as the master license holder.

Alongside the Auto Assembly team's vote of thanks to their committee member Martin Fisher and IDW's editor John Barber, who worked hard to try to make this dream issue a reality, I would also like to add TFW2005's vote of thanks to their hard work, as well as my own personal thanks as a fan who grew up on the Marvel UK comics.

All is not lost, however. Auto Assembly promised attendees a comic in their goodie bags this year and attendees will have a comic! Attendees will be receiving a completely new comic, with cover art by Jeff Anderson and an exclusive six page script by Kris Carter. The ultimate ambition is to give attendees an issue which includes at least three different comic stories, created by collaborations between professional comic creative talent and fans alike. But that's not all! To make up for the fact that Auto Assembly cannot offer the exclusive comic this year, they will instead be upping the print run on the Auto Assembly 2012 exclusive litho - so that every attendee who would have received the comic will instead receive the litho, free of charge.

How is that for looking after the fans after a disappointing turn of events?

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Derrick J Wyatt to Attend Botcon 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 10:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Another wonderful contributer to the Transformers franchise has been announced as a guest over on the Botcon website. Art director, lead character designer, and color stylist for Transformers Animated, Derrick J Wyatt will be on hand at this years convention. Great news for friends and fans for this very impressive artist! Derrick will be on hand for a panel looking back at his time on Transformers Animated and will be signing autographs.

Botcon 2012 will be held April 26th-29th at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

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Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil to attend TFcon 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 06:30 AM
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005:
TFcon is very pleased to welcome Canadian Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil to TFcon 2012.

The voice of Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars; plus various characters in Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron; Mr. McNeil will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.

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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Takara-Tomy Transformers Prime August Releases - Swoop & Airachnid
Posted by News Fetcher on April 11 '12 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Reports are reaching us from online retailers (and Facebook group Planet Iacon) of two future releases in the Takara-Tomy Arms Micron range of Transformers Prime. Arriving in August are:

AM-17 Autobot Swoop
AM-18 Airachnid

Both are said to come with Arms Microns. Airachnid is potentially the same toy we have seen previously - she is described as a Deluxe class - while Autobot Swoop is a complete left-field reveal and a Voyager class. Speculation abound as to what this one actually is - hopefully we can update you soon with further information.

No word yet either as to what the July releases are, other than there will be two of them, and they will be numbered AM-15 and AM-16.

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Transformers Autocracy #7 Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 09:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
IDW Publishing's first twelve issue digital-only comic continues tomorrow and Comicbookresources.com has updated their website with a four page preview of the next issue. This story takes place before Orion Pax becomes the heroic leader we all love and know as Optimus Prime.

Be sure to check out the preview, download the issue tomorrow and then come back to our Transformers Comics Forum to discuss the issue.

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Transformers Prime Tunnel Vision
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 01:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The title and description of the next episode of Transformers Prime is now out! Episode 38, or season 2 episode 12, is titled "Tunnel Vision" and features the 'bots in the big city! Description courtesy of Zap2it below:

Arcee and Bumblebee go deep into New York's "underground'' in an attempt to beat Megatron to the next four lacon relics.

12 episodes of Transformers Prime without a break? It just might be too good to be true, but it's happening! This one airs on 5 May 2012.

Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes

04/14 Grill
04/21 Armada
04/28 Flying Mind
05/05 Tunnel Vision

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Revoltech Bumblebee and CM's Ginrai and Minerva at Miyazaki Model Show
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 09:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Thanks to Amiami Blog, we have new images of Revoltech Bumblebee and CM Corps Ginrai and Minerva. The photos of these figures are from the Miyazaki Model Show.

Check out these very impressive licensed figures by clicking on the title bar

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Justitoys WST Sixshot Color Images
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 08:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
3rd Party Group, Justitoys, have updated their Facebook page with new color images of their unofficial World's Smallest Transformers Sixshot. Our first color images of this toy show off the figure in all six of it's modes. Along with the recently announced G1 Sixshot reissue and Mastermind Creations Hexatron figure, 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for fans of the Decepticon six-changer.

Staff Note: This is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.

Check out the images after the break and then head over to the 3rd Party Forum to discuss

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Reprolabels April Update
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 07:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Reprolabels has updated their website with new custom sticker sets for your Transformer products. This month you will get to give your Maketoys' Battle Tanker a full on G2 deco and finally get to sticker up your Takara Leadfoot with sponsor stickers

Updates this month include:

Maketoys' Battle Tanker

Transformers Prime set 2 (Powerizer Optimus Prime, Revealer Wheeljack & Cliffjumper)

Takara Movie Deluxe Leadfoot

TFC Madblender

Takara Windcharger and Wipeout

Generations Scourge

Head over to Reprolables.com for all your sticker needs and then head back over here to discuss

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In Memorium - Takeshi Aono (Deathsaurus)
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
It saddens us to report the passing of Takeshi Aono, the voice of Transformers Victory's Deathsaurus. Mr Aono passed away at the age of 76 on Monday due to complications following a stroke. In addition to providing the voice of Deathsaurus, Mr Aono also voiced Rihaku in Fist of the North Star, and Kami-Sama and King Piccolo in Dragon Ball.

Read the full obiturary on the Anime News Network.

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Rescue Bots Episode 10 Deep Trouble
Posted by News Fetcher on April 10 '12 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new Transformers Rescue Bots episode is set to air on 5 May 2012! The next new episode is titled "Deep Trouble", with the description given on Zap2it as follows:

A shark targeting high-tech ocean equipment is spotted off the Griffin Rock shore.

Rescue Bots returns with new episodes this Saturday at 12:30pm ET | 9:30am PT on The Hub!

Upcoming Transformers Rescue Bots Episodes

04/14 Four Bots and a Baby
04/21 Walk on the Wild Side
04/21 Christmas in July
05/05 Deep Trouble

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Transformers Prime Cyberverse Extended Bios
Posted by News Fetcher on April 09 '12 at 12:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Here is an interesting oddity unearthed by TFW2005 member Monzo - it seems that while most of the Cyberverse toys at retail are getting one or two line bios, there actually exist longer bios for the Cyberverse toys - these longer bios being pared down (perhaps for space reasons?) to the ones we see on the packaging. A bunch of them, for Bumblebee, Arcee, Vehicon, Breakdown, Evac, Mirage and Soundwave - the latter three Movieverse characters released in the Prime Cyberverse series - have surfaced on a Hasbro Toy Shop listing. There seems to be no sign of longer bios for Ratchet, Cliffjumper, or the Commander Class at this time - but who knows if and when such a thing might come to light?

Read on to view a copy of the extended bios.

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Beast Wars Neo DVD Box Set - Released in Japan September 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on April 09 '12 at 12:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
According to a tweet by digital anime comic store AnicomiMAX (which came to our attention by way of Autobase Aichi), Beast Wars Neo is finally coming to DVD in Japan. The show, which like its predecessor Beast Wars Second has never had any sort of previous DVD release, is currently streaming on the AniMAX internet channel. It's due out on 26 September 2012 in Japan - no word on pricing or extras yet.

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