By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
In iGear's quest to make damn near every Seeker imaginable seen in the Transformers G1 cartoon(and/or comics), 2 new entries have been revealed:PP03T TraitorPP03D Destroyer
The images shown are not final, and the paint schemes shown so far aren't too far off from the Walmart exclusives they are based on(Starscream
respectively). Destroyer(currently) does use a light grey in lieu of silver, but how much more will the paint schemes change by final release?Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
With the Home Release date coming near, Paramount is now advertising the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray/DVD.
TFW2005 member rattraprules98 managed to record the commercial while it was airing in Cartoon Network. The quality is not that good, but he promises us that he’ll post a better one later.
Update: blur3479 got a better version
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By ORIO from TFW2005
Hasbro has shared some news from the Washington Post
via their Hasbronews twitter
The Hall of Fame, based in Rochester, N.Y., announced the 12 finalists Tuesday. The group also includes Hasbro’s Transformers, Star Wars action figures, Jenga, and the Simon electronic flash game. A Hasbro subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast, makes Dungeons & Dragons, a seventh finalist.
Also in the running are the dollhouse, the pogo stick, puppets, radio-controlled vehicles, and Mattel’s Hot Wheels.
Two will be selected for induction in November.
Forty-six toys have earned a place in the Hall of Fame. Among them are Crayola crayons, Silly Putty, and Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head and the Easy-Bake Oven. Toys are chosen for induction based on several criteria, including “icon status,” longevity and innovation.
John Frascotti, chief marketing officer for Hasbro, said the company was “thrilled” to have so many finalists recognized as “childhood touchstones.”Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Hot on the heels of the Canadian release
earlier this month, the Toys R Us Generations Rage Over Cybertron three pack has been found at US Retail. This three pack features three redecoes of Generations War For Cybertron Optimus Prime
. It was spotted at the Los Feliz Toys R Us in Los Angeles, California by 2005 Board member Silvershot.
Have sightings to report in your area? Keep your fellow fans up to date in our sightings
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Finishing up our look at scans from Generations 2011 Volume 2 by The Allspark
we have some scans from the Design Maniax DX section of the book. This section highlights the work of Generation 1 concept art designer Masakatsu Saito who did a lot of work on the late 80s series of toys, and collects his lineart concepts for some of the toys he worked on. Some of the concepts are very familiar and recognizable - others are very out there. Among the concepts in this section of the book are:
Generation 1 Overlord - with some alternate head concepts that would have been a second cockpit for the jet when the "Mega Child" section was deployed.
Generation 1 Pretenders Cloudburst, Landmine, Waverider, Bomb-Burst, Skullgrin, Submarauder, Iguanus and Roadblock - these are pretty different to their actual toys, in fact I'm guessing that reptillian design belongs to Iguanus! The Autobot Pretenders notably would have had more animal themed suits, with their inner robots looking more like a tokusatsu metal hero design or VR Troopers than the Transformers we know. The Decepticon trio look similar in Pretender mode, but their inner robots notably look more organic, like cybernetic versions of their shell beasts. Ironically this is the route IDW took to re imagining these guys years later!
Transformers Victory Concepts including Star Saber, Great Shot, Road Caesar, Deathsaurus and Liokaiser. These mostly look like the final versions, although Liokaiser has sketches of a large melee weapon formed from melee weapons of the six individual robots - this turns up a bit in the animation (but without the combining weapons) but is completely absent on the toys.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
If Fortress Maximus was the biggest Transformer ever made, then Generation 1 Unicron was the biggest Transformer never released. These next scans that we are highlighting chart the tale of two toys that were never released. The first was Generation 1 Unicron, although evidently from these images, there were three of them. The early prototype is very different to the other unreleased prototypes which have been shown in the past.
The other is the well-documented Beast Wars Neo Unicron. Unicron's resurrection was a major plot point in the show, and his return was to be recognised with a new toy - but due to a number of factors it was not to be. Shown here is "Neocron" in all his glory. There are demonstrations of his transformation, full views on his robot mode from front side and back, even views of the gimmicks.
Neither of these toys ever saw the light of day, and it was not until Transformers Armada that we finally got a Unicron toy at mass retail. Check these images out to see the previous attempts at rendering the great big bad of Transformers in toy form.
These images (and many others) brought to you by our fellow fans at The Allspark
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