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Transformers Rescue Bots Commercial
Posted by News Fetcher on September 16 '11 at 04:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
A new commercial has begun airing on TV for Transformers Rescue Bots. Check it out below:



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TFC Toys Dr Crank Testshot Images
Posted by News Fetcher on September 16 '11 at 04:15 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
TFC Toys have released even more pictures of the fourth Hercules member, Dr Crank. The good doctor is here shown as a pure prototype test shot in garish pink and green, but it gives a good idea of which bits might end up in clear plastic (the seafoam green bits). Check out the original images and then sound off on your thoughts on this latest bit of information on this custom project.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Clocks at JCPenney's
Posted by News Fetcher on September 16 '11 at 01:30 AM
By Superquad7 from TFW2005:
Transformers has been known not only for the cool toys that the media advertises, but also the officially licensed merchandise produced as well. TFW2005.com board member RisingPhoenix86 shares such an instance with us found at JCPenney's. Two sets of Transformers: Dark of the Moon clocks, one featuring Optimus Prime and the other featuring Bumblebee, are available for purchase at $28 either at your local JCPenney's store or by ordering via their website.

Each set features both a clock and a digital watch that transforms (!) stored in a tin carrying case. These novelty items even point back to the early Generation One days with the transforming watches, as they are very akin to the mail-away exclusive G1 Time Warrior and the Watchbots (which was an attempt by Takara to market their Kronoform line).

You can view the photos of these new
Transformers: Dark of the Moon clocks taken at the JCPenney's store as well as the product photos after the jump!

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Dark of the Moon Megatron Transforming Packaging
Posted by News Fetcher on September 15 '11 at 11:30 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Amazon's German site has put up a listing for a new packaging variant for Transformers Dark of the Moon. This two-disc Blu Ray special edition is what we've been waiting to hear about - packaging that transforms, in the style of Optimus Prime for 2007 and Bumblebee for Revenge of the Fallen. Dark of the Moon's transforming packaging is based on Megatron, and looks pretty sharp in these mockups. Early indications suggest it is a reuse of the 7-11 exclusive packaging from the first movie.

It is not confirmed for the rest of the world - yet - but we expect this will be available in a matter of time to Transformers fans everywhere.

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Human Alliance Basic Reverb Found at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 09:46 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member TfAnimatedfan has found Human Alliance Basic figure Reverb with Sergeant Detour at a Wal-Mart in Harlingen, Texas. Reverb is a part of Wave 4 Human Alliance Basic figures. Sadly, there was no sign of Reverbs wave mate Crosshairs with Sergeant Cahnay.

Have you seen new Dark Of The Moon Transformer toys in your area? Stop by our sightings forum and let us know!

Check out the pics of Human Alliance Reverb with Sergeant Detour after the jump!

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Transformers: Prime Preview Line To Hit Japan In December
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 09:31 PM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
TFW2005 Boards Member catz is bringing us good news… good news for Japan that is.

TakaraTomy is getting ready to distribute the “Preview” line of Transformers: Prime toys in Japan.

The toys are slated to release on December 28th and consists of:

Voyager (Priced 4000 Yen)

TF Prime Preview Optimus Prime

TF Prime Preview Bulkhead

Deluxe (Priced 2800 Yen)

TF Prime Preview Cliffjumper

TF Prime Preview Bumblebee

TF Prime Preview Arcee

TF Prime Preview Megatron

TF Prime Preview Starscream

TF Prime Preview Vehicon

Catz further mentions that there are no known differences from the Hasbro version except for a higher price point and doesn’t come in Waves.

Japan maybe getting ready to air Transformers: Prime after the success of Transformers: Animated.

Can’t wait to see how they handle the intro!

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Announcing The First TFW2005 Member Meet Up (And Party!)
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 05:46 PM
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005:
TFW2005 will be holding it's first ever official "Member Meet Up" on October 8th, 2011 (that isn't attached to a Botcon, that is ). This will be on a Saturday night, the night before New Jersey Collectors Con in south New Jersey. It will take place at RED HOT & BLUE and starts at 8 PM. It is free for everyone, adults over 21 only (it is a bar). A live Blues band will be playing, the place serves food and it is a full service bar.

There will be door prizes given away throughout the night as well, in both Transformers and G.I. Joe flavors. Speaking of Joe, this isn't just for TFW2005, but the whole 2005 family, so HissTank and Toyark regulars will be in attendance too.

Also running during the party, for those that want to float around while drinking, will be the premiere screening of a new G.I. Joe fan film, "Operation Retrieval". It will be on continuous loop all night in an area where you can hear it. You can see a trailer for it after the break.

So, if you are in the New York, New Jersey, Philly areas, try and come down the night before NJCC and hang out with the TFW2005 crew. It would be great to put faces to all those names! If it works out, we'll do more!

New Jersey Collectors Con takes place the next day, Sunday October 9th, 2011, in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Check the website for details.

See you all there!

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Transformers Prime Season Finale Airdate
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 12:16 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The end is coming! The end of the beginning, that is. Zap2it have updated their schedule with US airdates for the final two episodes of Transformers Prime. One Shall Rise Part 2 airs on 10/8/11 with One Shall Rise Part 3 - the season 1 finale - airing on 10/16/11 (that might be a typo as Transformers Prime usually airs on a Saturday on the Hub, and 10/16 is a Sunday - so it might be 10/15/11)

The air dates for upcoming episodes is as follows:

Stronger, Faster - 9/17/11
One Shall Fall - 9/24/11
One Shall Rise Part 1 - 10/1/11
One Shall Rise Part 2 - 10/8/11
One Shall Rise Part 3 - 10/16/11

Be sure to tune in to The Hub this weekend for Stronger, Faster, the next exciting episode!

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Auto Assembly Europe Tickets Now On Sale!
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 12:01 PM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers convention season is not over yet - the Auto Assembly crew kick it into extra time with Auto Assembly Europe! The convention previously known as Nordcon will be taking place at the Clarion Hotel Gillet in Uppsala, Sweden on 12th – 13th November 2011. The big news that many of my European friends have doubtless been waiting for is that tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets are priced at €45 for the full weekend for adults, €30 for the weekend for children, and FREE for under 12s with single day tickets costing just €25 each. To find out more visit the Auto Assembly Europe homepage, or head right on over to the ticket booking page to pre-register now!



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Transformers Collectors Club Magazine Comic Artist for 2012 - Matt Frank
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 11:46 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The Transformers Collectors Club has released a page of sketches for the 2012 Collector's Club magazine comic by artist Matt Frank. The sketches give a taste of what is to come in "Flash Forward", a story set in the present day of the Wings of Honor universe. As well as club exclusive toy characters Runamuck and Runabout, the sketches show Clench and Cindersaur from Generation 2 Redux, and Cliffjumper - not Classics Cliffjumper either, but a Casey Kassem Sunbow inspired Cliffjumper for the new timeline. Read on and check out the sketches, and head on over to the Transformers Collectors Club to find out more.

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Featured Ebay Auctions - Transformers Vinyl Records
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 10:46 AM
By Joe Moore from TFW2005:
For our Featured Ebay Auctions, we take a look at some of the various Transformers Vinyl Records/Albums that have been released. these include audio books and soundtracks.

Japanese G1 Transformers 2010 Vinyl Record
Transformers G1 Satellites of Doom Book and Record
Transformers: The Movie Original Soundtrack Record
Transformers G1 Attack of the Decepticons Record Sealed
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IGear Fighter Team Destroyer And Traitor Revealed
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 09:16 AM
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 Traitor

PP03D 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 & Skywarp respectively). Destroyer(currently) does use a light grey in lieu of silver, but how much more will the paint schemes change by final release?

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Home Release Commercial
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 07:31 AM
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 to share with us. Thanks!



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Diamond Comics Shipping List For September 21st, 2011
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 07:00 AM
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005:
We have received the Diamond Comics Shipping List for next Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, thanks to 2005 Boards member D-Drive.

TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #26 (& it's incentive)
Mike Costa, James Roberts (w) o Livio Ramondelli (a) o Livio Ramondelli x 2 (c)

"CHAOS" rages on! A hole is punched through to the core of Cybertron itself-but what for? Where's Galvatron?! And why is Megatron, deep in the Autobot base and stuck in his cell, laughing? It all spells one thing-TROUBLE with a capital "Crush the Heroes!" CHAOS part 2, in which things go from bad, to holy-hell-how-are-we-gonna-get-out-of-this-alive!!!

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Transformers the Ride NEST Allspark Vault
Posted by News Fetcher on September 14 '11 at 04:00 AM
By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
The official Transformers the Ride blog has updated with an official photo of the pre-show area. The pre-show area is based on the Allspark Vault at NEST HQ, as seen (and infiltrated by Reedman) in Revenge of the Fallen. I am sure you will agree that this does an excellent job of setting the scene for the ride! This relates to the Universal Studios Singapore version of the attraction - but chances are the LA version will also feature a similar setup.

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In Hand Images Of X-Transbots Wheelie
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '11 at 10:46 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
2005 Board member Autobot78 has shared with us some in hand images of the upcoming X-Transbots Wheelie Figure. The pictures show off this unlicensed figure with Masterpiece Grimlock and Generation 1 Wheelie. Previously, this figure was speculated to be about the size of a scout figure. But from the pictures provided we can now see clearly that he's almost the size of a deluxe class figure.

Take a look at the images and share your thoughts on this figure after the jump!

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Dark Of The Moon Blu-ray Steel Book Edition
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '11 at 10:16 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Amazon Germany has listed an upcoming Dark of The Moon Blu-ray Steel Book Edition. This sharp looking metal cover features Optimus and Bumblebee on the cover. The Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital copy of Dark Of The Moon will all be available in this set.

A preorder is not up yet, and no word on if the United States will see this as a release yet.

Keep your browser tuned to TFW as we give you more information on this and other Dark Of The Moon home releases

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The Transformers Nominated for Toy Hall Of Fame
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '11 at 10:16 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Hasbro has shared some news from the Washington Post via their Hasbronews twitter account.

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.”

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Rage over Cybertron 3-pack Released at US Retail
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '11 at 09:46 PM
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, Megatron and Bumblebee. 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 forum!

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Dark Of The Moon Hostess Snackcakes
Posted by News Fetcher on September 13 '11 at 09:46 PM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Do you like snack cakes? Do you cruise the snack cake message boards to find out when all the hottest and newest snack cakes are coming out? Well, you're in luck. 2005 Board member Protoman has discovered some interesting flavored snack cakes at his local Maxi & Cie in Montreal, CA. "Chocwave" and "Snowballimus Prime" snack cakes. Which are Shockwave and Optimus inspired Hostess Chocodiles and Snowballs respectively.

Check out the tasty images and join the discussion after the break.

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