By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
A while back we posted about
Enterplay releasing high end trading cards based on the Transformers properties. Recently, Breygent Marketing has teamed up with Enterplay and is working on a Fall release for the cards, featuring more than just the movie properties. The cards will now also feature Transformers Prime characters.
Thanks to Lumpy of the 2005 boards, via Non-Sport Update
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By ORIO from TFW2005
has updated their website in regards to this years kitbash workshop. The update is as follows: We have had a kitbash workshop at Auto Assembly for the last few years but as we are moving the convention to a new home for 2012, we wanted to do something special this year and bring all of you a brand new, improved workshop as part of Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention so we’ve teamed up with Calloway Customs to do something brand new which we think you’ll all love…
This “Blue Peter” style presentation will last approximately one hour, and will focus on how to change a stock Hasbro toy into a different character, using all the tools and tricks of the trade available. Discussing paint removal, disassembly and cleaning, spray / paint preparation and application, wheel removal, head replacement, decal application and much more.
Presented by Nick Calloway, the designer behind the popular Calloway Customs Shapeway store, and Botcon award winner Sid Beckett. This workshop will be backed up by a full “how to…” bullet-point refresher guide on the Auto Assembly website and a video of the presentation so you can follow along at home.
“We wanted to do something similar to the custom workshops other conventions offer,” said Nick Calloway, “without the practical difficulties of sixty people fighting over two soldering irons, against the clock. In this workshop you will learn all the skills you need so you can attempt a true custom in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.”
The limited edition convention exclusive upgrade kits themselves will be available to purchase at the convention and will be available to pre-order shortly from Calloway Custom Designs exclusively for convention attendees!
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By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
TakaraTomy designer Hasui Shogo, AKA Mr Starscream, has tweeted
a new teaser image of MP12 Masterpiece Sideswipe, in anticipation for Tokyo Toy Show 2012. In addition, he has stated that both MP13 and MP14 will be officially announced at the show during the talk event at the TakaraTomy booth. Additional info:Schedule
Saturday, June 16 11:00 of the Japan time
Who is MP-14? Could it be Masterpiece Ultra Magnus
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By DESTRO from TFW2005
Hasbro has just posted up new images of the upcoming GIJOE SDCC Exclusive ShockWave H.I.S.S. Tank. The new box sports old school Marvel style comic book art to match last years SkyScream with Cobra Commander.
SDCC 2012 Images include:
SDCC 2012 H.I.S.S. Tank Box
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is pleased to share with you the first image of the TFcon 2012
exclusive SHAFTER figure in package featuring box art by Silas Zee. Limited to only 500 pieces it is produced by iGear Toys.
You can reserve the TFcon exclusive Shafter and register for TFcon 2012 via the online registration page
TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers Creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil, artist Silas Zee and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention
is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available
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By ORIO from TFW2005
Missing Transformers action now that Transformers Prime is on a break? Well, fear not! Those loveable Rescue Bots have you covered i nthe mean time as new episodes are on the horizon. The next new episode which is set to air on June 30 is titled The Lost Bell
The episode description from Zap2it
is - A storm strands Cody on a deserted island where they find a pirate ship that holds the key to a mystery.
All through June there's new episodes of Rescue Bots!
June 9th - Small Blessings
June 16th - The Griffin Rock Triangle
June 23rd - Rules and Regulations
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By ORIO from TFW2005
More Fall of Cybertron footage continues to roll in from E3. Check out these two in game footage videos courtesy of Gametrailers.com featuring Vortex and Grimlock in action. Watch the end of Grimlock's video for a nice nod to the 1986 original Transformers movie!
Get More: <a rel='nofollow' href='http://www.gametrailers.com'>GameTrailers.com</a>, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - E3 2012: Grimlock's Rage Gameplay (Cam)
, <a rel='nofollow' href='http://pc.gametrailers.com/'>PC Games</a>, <a rel='nofollow' href='http://ps3.gametrailers.com/'>PlayStation 3</a>, <a rel='nofollow' href='http://xbox360.gametrailers.com/'>Xbox 360</a>
Get More: <a rel='nofollow' href='http://www.gametrailers.com'>GameTrailers.com</a>, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - E3 2012: Vortex Assault Gameplay (Cam)
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
An interesting snippet from a larger article on Transformers the Ride posted on LATimes' Hero Complex gives a small insight into what lies in store with Transformers 4. Apparently Transformers 4 will feature a redesign of the robots and an entirely new (human?) cast. Michael Bay has also said that he intends for this movie to be his last, to set things up for "the next guy".
Granted, we have heard that before, because in the production of Transformers Dark of the Moon, Michael Bay had stated he intended that to be his last, and even before that, during Revenge of the Fallen Mr Bay had said he intended to take some time out before making the third movie. Neither of these possibilities materialized, so take this claim that Transformers 4 will be his last one with a pinch of salt.
That being said, how does a redesign of the robot cast grab you? Dark of the Moon already featured a move to more "heroic" proportions on Optimus Prime with his new abs - will it be a case of more tweaking of designs familiar to audiences the world over, or perhaps a more dramatic shake-up?
Be sure to check out the full article on LATimes
. While it is mostly about Transformers the Ride, it is well worth the read for the information on the reception to the ride as much as it is for the hint at Transformers 4 taking a different direction.Read Replies (0)