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Transformers Hall of Fame: Call for Nominees!
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 08:45 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
It's that time of year again, and Hasbro has sent us a Press Release regarding this year's Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from the highly contested fan choice slot, the three inductees are Grimlock, Jazz and Decepticon Shockwave.

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February 23, 2012Hello, TRANSFORMERS fans!In 2010, Hasbro inducted humans and robots from the worlds of toys, entertainment and CYBERTRON into the inaugural class of its TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame, honoring more than 25 years of “robots in disguise” action. Now in its third year, Hasbro is once again turning to fans to help finalize the 2012 robot inductee class. Hasbro’s internal panel of judges has chosen three iconic characters to induct into the TRANFORMERS Hall of Fame in 2012—Heroic AUTOBOTS JAZZ and GRIMLOCK, as well as evil DECEPTICON SHOCKWAVE. But we need your help to determine this year's fourth robot inductee!

How can you choose who gets into the fourth slot? Come over to the thread right over here and discuss who you want to see in the Hall of Fame. The winning character will be announced at the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at BOTCON, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention in Dallas, TX.

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Fansproject Teases Heartmaster
Posted by News Fetcher on February 23 '12 at 08:15 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Popular 3rd Party Group, Fansproject, has teased us with a new images on their Facebook page. The image appears to be an extreme close-up of the cockpit of their previously announced Heartmaster figure. This third party figure features a Powermaster feature, but as of yet, is not based on existing Transformer character.

Could more updates on this project be forthcoming? Keep it here on TFW as we deliver all the updates from Fansproject as we get them. Make sure to discuss the possibilities in our 3rd Party Forum!

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Last Stand Of The Wreckers Hardcover Extras
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 11:45 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Today IDW Publishing released their hard cover edition of Last Stand Of The Wreckers. We previously reported what the additional extras in this collection were to be, but did not know exactly what each extra was. This newsie ran out first thing to pick this collection up and here is a detailed list of the extras and what they are:

cover art gallery

"Out of Bullets" - A commentary from James Roberts on the prose story "Bullets"

"Escape" A two page comic drawn and written by Nick Roche that features Guzzle and Impactor. Takes place after Last Stand.

"Zero Point" A brand new prose story from James Roberts that features Roadbuster and Springer. Takes place after Last Stand.

Autopedia entries - Rotorstorm, Pyro, Overlord, Snare, Ironfist, Guzzle, and Impactor

"Fisitron's Facts" - Little known facts about Last Stand of The Wreckers, included with first Trade paper back

pin-ups, promo art, guest art Marcelo Matere, Livio Rimondelli, Josh Burcham and more all contribute.

Script extracts - A "deleted scenes" from Last Stand

First Draft - A look at what the very first version of Last Stand of The Wreckers that Nick Roche wrote before James Roberts came on board. There were five revisions and rewrites of the book. Excellent stuff with Kup and Guzzle in this.

"Squadron X" - A detailed look at each of the members and their previous appearances in Transformers fiction

"In Word and Deed" - A one page comic written and drawn by Nick Roche featuring Verity. Takes place after Last Stand.

Did you pick this up today? Discuss in our new Transformers Comic Forum!

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Transformers: Prime New York Times Square Ad
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 11:30 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
Hasbro is doing some marketing for Transformers: Prime these days. With Season 2 started and Toys arriving on shelves, no wonder they’ll go for it since the next Live Action Movie won’t be around for another 2 years.

Two iconic characters are identified occupying New York City’s Time Square; one being Pinkie-Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the other being Optimus Prime from Transformers: Prime.

2005 Boards Member ANDROID PRIME managed to get few snaps of the Autobot Leader, looking upon the citizens of New York. Take a look, after the jump.

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New In-Hand Image of Encore #22 Twincast
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 10:15 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Takara-Tomy has released an official image of the upcoming Encore #22 Twincast through their Twitter page this morning. This is the first non-mockup picture of the upcoming toy, which is set for release later this month.

This is also the first actual photos of the Nightstalker and Stripes cassette companions for the toy. The two characters have not seen a release beforehand, but both have an interesting history with one being a bot cut from the 1986 movie (Stripes) and the other as Ravage's partner in the Marvel UK Comics. (Nightstalker)

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X-Transbots' XP-1S Upgrade Kit for Encore Devastator
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 10:00 AM
By Secretcode from TFW2005:
Third party company X-Transbots has just released images from their latest offering, XP-1S. XP-1S is an enhanced version of their previous Devastator add-on set.

Images mirrored from their Facebook page and their Weibo page (Registration needed.)

Like what you see? Swing on by the discussion thread by clicking the link below. Want to discuss other Third Party items? Well we have you covered, as we have a Third Party subforum just for the discussion of said items right over here.

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Dairycon Reveals 5 Figures/ Pre-Reg ends March 1st.
Posted by News Fetcher on February 22 '12 at 01:15 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
The folks at the fun-loving Dairycon have shared some cool news with us. Those who pre-register for Dairycon will receive not one, not two, but FIVE exclusive figures! We have mirrored the photos of the four figures from this five-figure set here, of which you can view by clicking the title bar to this article. You can check out all five udderly-awesome bios here as well after the jump!

Also included in this news update is a promotional video:



If you are planning to go to Dairycon and haven't registered yet, now is the time to mooooove on over and pre-register! Also, feel free to jump into the discussion already going on in our News and Rumors forum!

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Igear Mini-Warriors No Longer Mini?
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 09:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
After todays earlier reveal from 3rd party group Igear, the group updated their Facebook page with the following update:

About the MW-03 Hench and MW-04 UFO, we plan to make them about 12CM≈4.7 inches, slightly higher than the other two released MiniWarriors, and the height of the rest Miniwarriors unreleased will be different too, depend on their scales in the G1 cartoon, will between 8CM to 12CM(3.1 to 4.7inches). We also welcome the proposal of the height of them, thanks.

It seems Igear has been listening to the fans. How do you feel about this? Happy to have your Minibots scout sized? The first two Mini-warriors have already been released, will these be rereleased in the new bigger size? Sound off in our 3rd Party forum! Igear is listening.

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Q and A with Peter Cullen
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 08:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Last week, the Hub's Facebook page solicited questions from their friends for a Q and A session with legendary voice actor Peter Cullen; the voice of Optimus Prime. Today their Facebook page has posted the answers. Peter Cullen answers questions about his approach to voicing Optimus and gives advice to aspiring voice actors

Click on the title bar for the full interview.

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Beast Wars - The Unpublished
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 07:30 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Fan favorite comic author, Simon Furman had updated his blog with an entry regarding Beast Wars comics. In this blog entry Simon discusses his involvement with Dreamwave's canceled Beast Wars comic and how he had plans to bring the main Beast Wars cast from the show back to Earth and how he had to tie into James McDonough's Summer Special story.

Simon ends this blog entry with this wonderful nugget of info:

having brought the scripts for (the unpublished) Age of Wrath #4 & 5 to light in the form of printed original scripts (for sale at conventions and elsewhere), I decided to unleash Beast Wars #1 (Dreamwave) this year. You’ll get to see quite how different things would have been, and how centric the core TV show cast would have been in the unfolding story. You’ll also get to see what I later salvaged for The Gathering, and how the Summer Special story got folded in. I’ll be toting the scripts around the country this year (see elsewhere and other blog entries for details), so come along and grab a piece of unpublished Transformers comics history.

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KM-05 Air Screech Announced and Teaser Image
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 02:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Mastermind Creations is on a roll. Along with the news about KM-03 Cyclops, they've updated their Facebook page with a teaser for their next project, KM-05 Air Screech. This figure will be yet another Hearts Of Steel design, this time for Starscream!

Check out the teaser by clicking on the title bar and then discuss on the 2005 Boards!

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KM-05 Screech Announced and Teaser Image
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 12:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Mastermind Creations is on a roll. Along with the news about KM-03 Cyclops, they've updated their Facebook page with a teaser for their next project, KM-05 Screech. This figure will be yet another Hearts Of Steel design, this time for Starscream!

Check out the teaser by clicking on the title bar and then discuss on the 2005 Boards!

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KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops Up for Preorder on BBTS and TFsource
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 11:30 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Our friends and site sponsors, Bigbadtoystore.com and TFsource, have dropped us a line that Mastermind Creations KM-03 Knight Morpher Cyclops is now up and available for preorder on their sites. Price is $159.99 for this leader sized custom figure based on Shockwave's appearance in the Hearts Of Steel comic.

A new pic has been added to the preorder as well for you to stare at until May, which is when this piece is expected to arrive. You can lockdown your preorders at BBTS and TFsource

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Transformers Prime Season 1 Blu Ray Review
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 11:00 AM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
Transformers Prime Season 1 on Blu Ray and DVD is set to be released on March 6th (Pre-Order on Amazon here). TFW2005 was able to get a preview copy from the fine folks at Shout! Factory, and we've reviewed the key elements for you. Read on to check it out!

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Igear Hench Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 09:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Igear has revealed their next MiniWarrior custom figure via their Facebook page. This time, it's an update to Generation 1 Brawn, named Hench. This figure is the 3rd release in their Mini Warrior line and the fourth figure in the line will be the previously revealed homage to Cosmos, UFO.

Could an Outback homage repaint be on the way too? Speculate away in the thread by clicking the title bar. Be sure to discuss all things 3rd party in our 3rd Party Discussion forum!

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Transformers Prime Season 2 Episode 5 Title and Description
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 05:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Zap2it has updated with the next episode title for Transformers Prime Season 2! Following on from Operation Bumblebee Part 1, we have... Operation Bumblebee Part 2!

Shockingly obvious titles aside, there are some juicy hints at what is coming in the episode description, revealing a couple of things that fans were speculating might happen are indeed coming to pass. Reveal the text below if you're not averse to spoilers!

Bumblebee discovers that MECH and Starscream are responsible for his troubles; Ratchet confronts demons from his Cybertronian past.

Tune in Saturdays at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT to catch the all new episodes of Transformers Prime!

02/25 Orion Pax Part 2
03/03 Orion Pax Part 3
03/10 Operation Bumblebee Part 1
03/17 Operation Bumblebee Part 2

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TFW2005 Reviews Robots in Disguise #2
Posted by News Fetcher on February 21 '12 at 05:15 AM
By Tim Formas from TFW2005:
TFW2005's early Transformers comic reviews continue! Today, we review Robots in Disguise #2! Robots in Disguise #2 is out tomorrow - Wednesday, February 22nd - from IDW Publishing. Check out the review on our Robots in Disguise #2 page of our Comics Resource Section!

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Bot Shots Three Packs Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on February 20 '12 at 11:15 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
2005 Boards member Hollywood Hoist rreports finding the two Bot Shots three packs at a Toys R Us in Washington. These two cool three packs include additional characters to build up your Bot Shot collections - on the Decepticon side there is a set of Acid Storm, Megatron and Nemesis Prime, while the Autobots get a booster set of Bumblebee, Sentinel Prime and Prowl!

Share the news of what you are finding in our Transformers Sightings section.

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Germany To Get Beast Wars Season 1 On DVD
Posted by News Fetcher on February 20 '12 at 10:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Good news for German fans today! Ascot Elite Home Entertainment has announced that they will release the first season of Beast Wars on DVD. This marks the first time that all 26 Episodes will be available completly Uncut. Exciting news as many episodes jad edited fight scenes to tone down the violence. This set will include all 26 episodes of season one with german and english Dub. Currently, there is no word on bonus material yet. The Set will be released on April 24, 2012.

Click the title bar to check out the cover for the box set. Or, you can visit the preorder page here.

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Autocracy and Robots In Disguise Trade Paper Backs
Posted by News Fetcher on February 20 '12 at 09:15 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Two new IDW trade paper backs have been announced via Amazon preorders today. The first is for the current title, Robots In Disguise, which will be it's first collection of issues. The 2nd is for IDW's current digital-only book, Autocracy.

You can check out the preorders for the turk titles on Amazon here and here.

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