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New Pictures of Takara Prime Arms Micron Figures from Cybertron Con
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 09:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Planet Iacon has updated their Facebook photo album with new pictures from Singapore's Cybertron Con. These new images give us some detailed images of Takara's Transformers Prime Arms Micron figures. These figures are the same as the current Transformers Prime toys in stores except they come with new Takara only Micron figures and molded Micron ports. Did I mention that the Microns resemble various Transformers and turn into ridiculously cool weaponry?

We've mirrored the images here. To check them out, click the title bar or you can visit the link above. You can also check out a large amount of pictures of some very impressive movie customs that were on display at the convention as well.

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Transformers Prime Bumblebee VS Starscream Ultimate Opponents Two Pack Gallery
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 03:45 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
This past weekend, the new Transformers Prime episode Operation Bumblebee told a story of how the Autobot Bumblebee was defeated by MECH, who forged an alliance with Starscream. How appropriate then that recently released in Asia is a new Transformers Prime two-pack featuring all these characters!

With his grip on power weakening, Megatron finds himself vulnerable for the first time. Starscream is there to take advantage of it. But with leadership within his reach, Starscream must still deal with Bumblebee and the Autobots - a truly tough opponent to overcome.

The Ultimate Opponents set consists of redecos of First Edition Bumblebee and Starscream - Bumblebee now sports a more orangey plastic and some blue stripes which fade to black along the length of his bodywork, while Starscream is redecoed with purple highlights which you could consider to be "Dark Energon" - after all, Starscream has made use of it in the past.

The set also includes PVC figures of human villains Silas and a MECH Trooper, plus a DVD featuring the episodes Convoy, Sick Mind and Out of his Head - MECH's debut episode, and a Bumblebee focus two-part episode with a lot of Starscream screentime.

Overall, it is a fun set, great if you missed the First Edition toys last time out, or if you are a fan of redecos or VS sets. The set is already out in Asia, and it is also slated for a potential Canadian release.

Click the links below and check out our gallery! Stay tuned for more Transformers Prime toy goodness!

Transformers Prime Bumblebee - Ultimate Opponents VS Set
< article continued at TFW2005 >

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Botcon 2012 Transformers Invasion Comic Prelude Pages 5 and 6 Now Online
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 02:30 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Botcon 2012 homepage has updated with the final two pages of the six page preview comic to this year's Transformers Invasion. These final two pages quickly resolve the battle sequence chronicled in the first four pages and set up the story of the boxed set comic, ending in a cameo of a veritable legion of Primes and Matrix Bearers, including Sentinel Maximus and Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, both of whom were last seen in the club comic's Balancing Act story arc having crossed over to there from 3H's Transformers Universe comics. There's also some rather pleasing cameos by a few other characters in the epic final panel.

Check out the whole story at the Botcon homepage.

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Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 3 Knockout, Hot Shot and Vehicon Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 02:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Our friends and sponsors at Big Bad Toy Store have posted preorders for Transformers Prime Deluxe Wave 3. This assortment contains the Autobot Hot Shot, a blue redeco of Bumblebee with a new head, plus the new Decepticon releases Knockout and Vehicon. The listings are accompanied by new images of each toy, including our first looks at the vehicle modes of these three.

BBTS has preorders of the three up either as a set of three - which includes the shortpacked Vehicon - singles for Knockout and Hot Shot, plus a listing for the case of 8 Deluxes. The case assortment reveals some bad news for anyone wanting to army build Vehicons! The breakdown for Deluxe Wave 3 will be as follows:

2x Knockout
1x Vehicon
2x Hot Shot
1x Bumblebee
1x Arcee
1x Autobot Ratchet

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Diamond Comics Shipping List for March 21st 2012
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 12:00 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member D-Drive has sent us the Diamond Comics shipping list for March 21st, 2012. Hitting comic stores everywhere next week is Classic G.I.Joe volume 14 Trade Paper back which features the story that leads to Marvel's Generation 2 comic. Also available next week will be Classics UK Volume 2.

CLASSIC GI JOE VOL 14 TP
(W) Larry Hama (A) Andrew Wildman & Various (CA) Jonboy Meyers

Classic G.I. Joe Volume 14 continues the newly re-colored run of "A Real American Hero" with issues #135-145. Is Scarlett joining COBRA? What are Megatron and Cobra Commander up to as they join forces in the 4-issue Transformers/G.I. JOE crossover and take a look at the early days of some of the JOE's careers and lives.

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS UK TP VOL 02
Simon Furman, Ian Mennell, Wilf Prigmore, James Hill, and Jamie Delano (w) " Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Tim Perkins, John Stokes, Jeff Anderson, and Geoff Senior (a) Andrew Wildman (c)

Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity continues here! Re-mastered and re-colored, these vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TF UK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers! Includes issues #45-59!

Also shipping are second printings of both More Than Meets The Eye #2 and Robots in Disguise #2.

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Transformers: Evolution - Asian Market MMORPG Details, Images & Gameplay Footage
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 11:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Plethora of images and some Gameplay Footage has surfaced online for the upcoming Asian Market MMORPG Transformers: Evolution.

Produced by Net Dragon, this Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game will definitely be an instant success due to the popular fandom for games of such genre & Transformers Franchise, on the Asian region.

Set in the Transformers: Primeverse, this game sports some impressive graphics and gameplay (for a game of this category), judging by the revealed footage. The players will be able to pit against colossal Cybertronians such as Bruticus.

For those who cannot read Chinese, here’s a brief synopsis of the backstory translated for your reading pleasure.

“The brutal civil war of Planet Cybertron came to Tiger Pax. It was here, the main power source of the planet was jettisoned to the stars; The Cube is gone. To eliminate the Autobots who took refuge on Earth once-and-for-all, Megatron opened a Spacebridge and pushed the floating city towards the blue planet. Tiger Pax broke into two pieces; while one orbited around the Earth, the other half fell to the sea. Only Government Agencies and handful of humans knew of the existence of Transformers and Tiger Pax. To make matters worse, a Third Faction hunted Autobots and Decepticons alike and sought after the scattered remains of Cybertron.”

The game boasts numerous weapons including Star Steel Blade, Dead Star Turbine, Doomwalker, Black Hole Contract (which utilize energy from Black Holes*), Light Trajectory Gun, Thunder Track Gun, Chaos Star Wheel (The one Bumblebee is holding in an image)

*Using the energy of Black Holes is illegal in Cybertron. But “desperate times call for desperate measures”.



Learn more about Transformers: Evolution visit the Official Website.

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Goodbye Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Battle Zone
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 10:15 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Back in last October we announced a “geo-social” game for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, titled Battle Zone.

Sadly, the game is now officially closing. TF3 Battle Zone creator Project Zebra told us that “The War is Ending

TF3 Battle Zone is ending
a new challenge awaits you!

Battle Zone has come to the end of its life and will soon be terminated. Thanks for your support, we hope you enjoyed playing the game.

The good news is you can use your Battle Zone skills to take command of your own military force and dominate a new battlefield in the exciting new game Bunker Buster.


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Xovergen Trailerforce-01 Robot Mode Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 06:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
To go along with our previous news update from yesterday, we now have new images of the next product from Xovergen. The Trailerforce-01 is a new trailer upgrade kit for Classics Optimus Prime and G1 Powermaster Optimus Prime. These images reflect the combined mode of the trailer with both Optimus figures. It also gives a back view showing exactly how Classics Prime will attach. There is also a side by side comparison of the Trailerforce-01 robot mode standing next to Classics Optimus which gives a good sense of the size of this massive new project.

Check out all the new images, courtesy of Planet Iacon on Facebook, by clicking the title bar.

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Cool Fanmade Lego Soundwave / Gameboy Crossover
Posted by News Fetcher on March 14 '12 at 12:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
So I was browsing the boards this morning when I saw that 2005 Boards member CodeXCDM had shared this Lego Transformers X Nintendo crossover someone had designed and I felt it was too cool not to share!

Based on the classic Nintendo Gameboy, this fan-designed Lego Transformer transforms into Soundwave! Just like the original Soundwave, he has cassettes - they are the game cartridges! And like the original, the weapons form up out of the batteries. The creation is officially named "Domaster and Tetrawing", and is the creation of Lego creator Julius von Brunk, who you might know of already for recreating the Super Mario Bros. 3 airship in Lego. Check out more of his work here.

This slice of cool and fun news comes to you via Gizmodo.

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Xovergen Trailerforce Vehicle Mode Prototype Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Planet Iacon on Facebook has shared some further images of the Xovergen Trailerforce unofficial custom armor for Classics Optimus Prime. These new images showcase the prototype in vehicle mode, and also reveal that in true Powermaster style the Trailerforce will come with a small Powermaster / Godmaster partner which can transform into an engine and attach to the front of Classics Optimus Prime in vehicle mode. The Trailerforce is also compatible with the original Powermaster Optimus Prime cab figure.

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Botcon 2012 Octopunch More Images
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 11:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Galaxy on Facebook has shared some new images of the Botcon 2012 exclusive Octopunch. Octopunch, a redeco of Hunt for the Decepticons Sea Spray, is a Classics / Shattered Glass hybrid, only one Decepticon symbol sticker away from being a full on Classics take on this member of the Mayhem Attack Squad. He's patterned after his Pretender shell rather than his inner robot, and he will potentially be a good fit with the Classics-type updates of his fellow Pretenders Bludgeon, Thunderwing and Skullgrin.

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New Image of Deluxe Evac Toy
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 07:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Planet iacon has updated their Facebook page again with a slide from the Cybertron Con in Singapore. This slide shows the two new toys for Evac, our hero (and transport) for Transformers The Ride. Along with the previously seen legion size toy, is the deluxe version of the character in full color. This toy will be available to purchase in the gift shop at Universal Studios. No word yet on a mass release.

Check the image out by clicking the title bar.

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Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass G2 Optimus Prime
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 07:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Planet Iacon has updated their Facebook fan page with what appears to be a Botcon Shattered Glass Generation 2 Optimus Prime figure. Not included in the box set, this figure will either be able as one of the convention only add on figures or the possible "freebie" figure at this years convention.

Check out the figure, shown only in vehicle mode, by clicking the title bar!

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Masterpiece Sunstorm Official Images, Release Date, Confirmed Amazon Japan Exclusive
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 05:45 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Amazon Japan has listed a preorder page for Masterpiece MP11S Sunstorm. Sunstorm is confirmed by this listing to be an Amazon Japan exclusive, set for a August 25 2012 release date with a cost of 13,650 yen.

The listing also includes a selection of official images properly showcasing this exclusive Masterpiece Destron. Click on the link above to check them out.

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TFW2005 Reviews Autocracy #5
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
TFW2005's early Transformers comic reviews continue! Today, we review Autocracy #5! Autocracy #5 is out tomorrow (ONLINE ONLY!) - Wednesday, March 14th - from IDW Publishing. Check out the review on our Autocracy #5 page of our Comics Resource Section!

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TFW2005 Reviews More Than Meets The Eye #3
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 05:15 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
TFW2005's early Transformers comic reviews continue! Today, we review More Than Meets The Eye #3! More Than Meets The Eye #3 is out tomorrow - Wednesday, March 14th - from IDW Publishing. Check out the review on our More Than Meets The Eye #3 page of our Comics Resource Section!

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Transformers Prime Season 2 Episode 8 Title and Description
Posted by News Fetcher on March 13 '12 at 05:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Zap2it has updated with the title and the description of the next new episode of Transformers Prime, set to air on 4/7 - that's now eight all-new episodes in a row!

This new episode is sounding very interesting - but even the title is a spoiler! So, if you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading now!

Transformers Prime Season 2 Episode 8 - Nemesis Prime
Optimus Prime becomes destructive while MECH reveals their master plan.

Upcoming Transformers Prime Episodes

03/17 - Operation Bumblebee Part 2
03/24 - Loose Cannons
03/31 - Crossfire
04/07 - Nemesis Prime

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Fall of Cybertron Sea of Rust Concept Sketches
Posted by News Fetcher on March 12 '12 at 03:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with some new concept artwork for Transformers Fall of Cybertron. Today they have shared a look at the concepts for the location known as the Sea of Rust - according to the Facebook page it is "a harsh and desolate wasteland full of the fallen corpses of an ancient Cybertronian civilization. However, deep within these ruins lies a vital lifeline, one of the last remaining reservoirs of Energon that could be used to power the Autobots’ final exodus…"

This is the stage where you will be playing as Cliffjumper for at least part of the area. Check out both of the images on the Transformers Facebook page.

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Transformers More than Meets the Eye Issue 3 Preview
Posted by News Fetcher on March 12 '12 at 03:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Newsarama has updated with a preview of this week's new Transformers comic, More than Meets the Eye Issue 3. Continuing the voyage of the Lost Light in search of the Knights of Cybertron, there is the small matter of a stowaway aboard the ship - one which is devastatingly lethal to Cybertronians! Click here to check out the preview - be warned there are potential spoilers for ongoing plot arc elements right from the start!

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BotCon 2012 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees - Simon Furman and Chris Latta
Posted by News Fetcher on March 12 '12 at 01:15 PM
By Deefuzz from TFW2005:
Each year at the the BotCon Transformers Hall of Fame ceremony we are treated to quite the spectacle. Honoring some of our favorite characters with choice video clips and music. It's a fun time for everyone.

There is of course another component to the Hall of Fame ceremony, and that is the induction of real people who have worked on and helped mold the Transformers brand into what it is today. 2010 saw the induction of Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, Yoke Hideaki, and Kojin Ohno. In 2011 Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay were inducted for their contributions to the brand thanks to the film franchise. Now this year two more legends have been picked from their work on Transformers to join them as the 2012 class of the Transformers Hall of Fame.

Simon Furman and Chris Latta, two names that all Transformers fans know, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at this year's BotCon event in Dallas. Chris Latta's family will be on hand to accept the award on his behalf.

To view the announcement from Hasbro you can click here: Upcoming Human inductees in the 2012 TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame

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