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!Read Replies (0)
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!Read Replies (0)
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!Read Replies (0)
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!Read Replies (0)
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!Read Replies (0)
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
to share with us. Thanks!Read Replies (0)
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
forum!Read Replies (0)