By ORIO from TFW2005
Earlier today Transformers Galaxy - Hong Kong Fans Group
on Facebook revealed a new upgrade kit from 3rd Party Group, Dr. Wu. This time around, the good Doctor has made a new face for TFC Toys' Hercules
custom figure. This alternate face depicts Hercules "Roaring" in a similar manner to Guido Guidi's depiction of Devastator in All Hail Megatron #11
. Is the face looking familiar to you? It should if you've been following the Hercules Mega Thread as 2005 Board member G.I.Eddie created a custom piece that's very similar. Dr. Wu has even sited G.I.Eddie's work as their influence.
Take a look at the images after the break and share your thoughts in our new 3rd Party Discussion forum
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
As we greatly value our TRANSFORMERS fans and consumers, we appreciate the opportunity to clarify and explain the current situation with TRANSFORMERS PRIME First Edition figure availability in the U.S.
We very much apologize for the miscommunication with our great retailers in the U.S. Regrettably, as a result, the TRANSFORMERS PRIME First Edition Wave 2 Deluxe, Wave 1 Voyager and Entertainment Pack figures were posted for pre-sale in error. Final product was not produced for these figures to ship within the U.S. As such, any consumer who placed a pre-sale order with Big Bad Toy Store or Entertainment Earth in the U.S. received a note that their order had been cancelled and these orders will not be fulfilled. While it is common for Hasbro to cancel production and/or shipment of collectible figures prior to being listed for pre-sale, this particular situation was unique. We deeply regret this circumstance and understand your frustration.
We would also like to express that we hear the fan community in the U.S. loud and clear – you want these specific TRANSFORMERS PRIME First Edition figures. While we can’t confirm anything at this time, and the format in which these figures are packaged and distributed may change, the team is looking into ways to make these available at a later date in the U.S. and will keep the fan community and our retailers posted as opportunities develop. We want to make this right, and making these figures available to the U.S. fans is a top priority for the team. We greatly appreciate your understanding and ongoing enthusiasm for the brand and hope in the mean time, you enjoy the TRANSFORMERS PRIME figures that are hitting shelves now and in the coming weeks.
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By ORIO from TFW2005
has updated their Facebook with images of the upcoming Dr Wu "Iron Will" 3rd Party upgrade for City Commander
from Fansproject. This set features two face plates, one with yellow eyes and one with blue eyes. Both faces look a bit longer than the original City Commanders and come packaged in a nice little tin. Almost like Altoids. Or a RID Spychanger
What do you think of these upgrades? Worth your hard earned dollars? Check out the images after the break and discuss all 3rd party news in our new 3rd Party Discussion forum
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By ORIO from TFW2005
Our sponsors, RobotKingdom.com
, have updated their Facebook
page with some new in package pictures of the upcoming Fans Want It 2 3rd Party upgrade set. This upgrade set is for Dark Of The Moon Leader Ironhide
and gives the bruiser Autobot the cannons he deserves.
Check out the new images after the break and then head over to the 3rd Party Discussion
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots Executive Producer Jeff Kline and voice actor supreme Steve Blum (Starscream, Heatwave) recently took part in a chat session with fans. This great and insightful chat session shed some light on a few cool elements of the series, including the answer to the question - are Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots in the same continuity?
We can proudly reveal, direct from Executive Producer Jeff Kline himself, yes, these two great shows are indeed in the same continuity! The creative team felt it was important that both shows share the same continuity - so when you see Optimus Prime in Rescue Bots, it means he has briefly taken a leave of absence from Jasper, Nevada.
Other questions covered include:
Jeff Kline says the team is pursuing their top choices for guest actors, to have them come in and do a spot where there is space in their schedules. There are a few guest voices coming up in Prime, and a couple in Rescue Bots too.
Jeff and Steve went on to say that their list of top choices for guest actors stems from people they want to work with, who they feel would be good with the group (Steve Blum commented that he's already got two of the people he really wanted to work with right there, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker)
How do you top the season 1 finale?
Jeff Kline - it is a big challenge going forward, though they feel they can and will top it with season 2. Jeff promises they will deliver on some expectations, while delivering some surprises on others. No specific clues though, the whole conversation was very spoiler free.
Will there be a Transformers Prime movie?
Jeff Kline - It is a real possibility, but it depends on a lot of things going right.
They did a showing of the season 1 finale at a local theatre and people were very impressed with how the series looked on the big screen. "And that was season 1" - sounds like there is even more jaw-dropping CGI in store for season 2!
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Hasbro’s 2011 4th Quarter Earnings Conference Call was held just moments ago. We at TFW2005 joined the call with Hasbro to know what’s heading our way in 2012.
Most of the information was regarding financial matters and information which most of you already may know. But, it was interesting to know what’s going on behind-the-scenes.
Hasbro mentioned few tidbits of what they have planned to do in 2012 and mentioned that there will be “New Characters
” introduced for Transformers. This was said immediately after Hasbro’s CEO Bryan Goldner mentioning Transformers: Prime and therefore it is safe to assume that these new characters were regarding Transformers: Prime.
We have noted-down some important facts from the Conference Call for our dear readers. You can check out TFW2005’s coverage of the event, after the jump.Read Replies (0)