By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Words reaches us from our fellow fans at Ozformers
that the Fall of Cybertron Voyager class Soundwave and Soundblaster (who come with Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, respectively) have arrived at Australian retail.
With Soundwave and "New Soundwave" as he was known in the Star TV dub of The Headmasters now out at retail in Australia, it hopefully should not be too long before they reach store shelves in the US as well.
Check out the full report over at the Ozformers
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Last month saw the release of two Japan-only entries into the Transformers Prime line, and today we're bringing you a gallery of the first of these two Japan only releases - Gaia Unicron
Season 1 of Transformers Prime ended, as many of you already know, with the awakening of the Chaos Bringer on the Autobot's adopted homeworld, forming avatars of himself from the rocks and mountains of Earth to face them. This toy recreates the look of the robot mode and has some nice rocky texturing. His poseability is a little on the limited side because of the design, but thanks to the massive horns on the shoulders and skeletal wings, Unicron has a real presence about him.
Gaia Unicron's alternate mode is a bit odd, and it's not 100% clear exactly what it is meant to be - but stand it on end and you get a nice mountain with Unicron's face in it, recalling the scene where Megatron spoke with Unicron in One Shall Rise Part 1. There's also the Gaia Armor mode, which lets Unicron merge with Optimus Prime or Megatron. It's random and you'll either love it or hate it. But it's a bit of fun extra functionality all the same.
Gaia Unicron comes with the Arms Micron Bog or Bogu, depending on your translation, a rocky little mole tank that forms Unicron's hook arm for the complete show-accurate robot mode. There's plenty of Arms Micron sockets on all Unicron's modes, so plenty of scope for different weapon combinations if you've got a good stock of Arms Microns or other weapons with 5mm pegs.
All in all, he's an odd design, quirky and all, but worth the price of entry because ultimately, this is the closest we'll get to a Unicron in the Prime toyline.
Open the link below to see the full gallery showcasing all the different modes and featuring comparisons with other Unicrons and Prime toys of all sizes!
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Transformers: Prime Season 2 is coming to an end and Hub is about to celebrate the finale.Get ready for a Transformers: Prime Marathon. Beginning Thursday, November 1st at 5:30pm ET, The Hub will air all 52 episodes of the series back-to-back over the course of a 26-hour marathon, leading up to the debut of the Season 2 finale on Friday, November 2nd at 7pm ET.
The Hub has also issued a special Transformers: Prime poster (small digital copy included with this news post) and IGN has posted
a commercial for the Marathon. The poster is up for grabs as a special giveaway, find out more at IGN
TFW2005 Member Darkprime has posted the marathon video and the promo for the Season’s Finale Episode – Our Darkest Hour, for us to enjoy.Read Replies (0)
By Secretcode from TFW2005
Thanks to an interview with the The Los Angeles Times, we now have an interview with Transformers: Prime Executive Producer Jeff Kline, where he talks about the future of the series, Micheal Bay, and the rise of Beast Hunters. Check out a quick snippet below, and click here
to read the full interview.
"As anybody who’s been watching the show knows, we tend to get bigger and bigger and paint ourselves into corners. So the end of Season 2 will paint us into a corner and hopefully you’ll be surprised at how we get ourselves out of it. For Season 3, we’re actually bringing Beasts into the story, which is a big game-changers. Not necessarily “Beast Wars” way or “Dino-bots” but Beasts, which are part of the Transformers lore. For us, it’s important to be able to justify that previous lore within our own continuity. One of the big things for us is the idea that Earth and Cybertron have been interrelated for eons. The Unicron arc played with that quite a bit. But Season 3 will be even more about how Earth and Cybertron are brother, or twin, planets in some way. And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides, new elements will be brought in and old elements will be sent away. We try to change it up because we always want our Autobots at a disadvantage. From the very beginning, there have always been fewer Autobots than Decepticons, they’re technologically disadvantaged. We’ll continue to try to stack the deck against them.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Amazon Japan has updated their listings for next month's new Transformers Prime Arms Micron series releases - Smokescreen
, Silas Breakdown
and Nemesis Prime
- with some higher resolution images than the ones previously posted, and also there are a few new ones for each page showing off some different configurations of each toy. Of particular note are the new images of Silas Breakdown, which shows a little molded Silas in the torso of Breakdown, just like in the show! Check out the links above to see the images, which we've also mirrored on this post.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
A new posting on ACToys
has revealed a teaser for a new upgrade kit from MGS Toys. This kit, shown in silhouette, appears to be an armor upgrade set except for the upcoming Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus
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By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
For those of you who have eagerly been awaiting the release of MP-12 Lambor
, the wait will soon be over! While expected to arrive in stores in Hong Kong this weekend, it has actually turned up early in some areas as 2005 boards member Star Saber was able to get his hands on one!
In addition, Star Saber has already posted up a MP-12 Lambor pictorial review
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