By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Next up, we share with you another gallery from the Transformers Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3. Here comes a Decepticon whose record for treachery and deceit is legend. Yes, tonight we share with you this gallery of Fall of Cybertron Starscream
Fall of Cybertron Starscream is, in this fan's eyes, level with Kickback for the best toy in the new assortment. His jet mode is suitably alien with a few nods to the various different interpretations of the design over the years. Robot mode is very good on the articulation with lots of movement in the arms and legs, nice big feet with sideways swivels to help with balance, but unfortunately as is par for the course now no waist swivel. The head, while capable of looking left and right, soon gets its vision interrupted by the shoulders, and the main torso is basically hollow from the way it forms from the jet mode. In my mind these are minor issues in what is one of the most fun little toys to come along in a while - Starscream looks great, holds poses well, and has a transformation which is a good balance between complex and intuitive. His weapon is cool as well, with a couple of display options which I have tried to capture in the gallery.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
The third series of Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gashapon (Capsule Toys) has been released in Japan. The third series includes Ratchet Spanner, Wheeljack Kunai, Starscream Boomerang and two versions of Dobo, the dragonfly machine gun. A nice gallery of in-hand pictures is up on Snakas' Facebook page, Autobase Aichi
, showing off the individual Microns and their various features including a pair of new super combo weapons - a spear formed by Ratchet Spanner, Wheeljack Kunai and wave 2's Arcee Blade, and a huge cannon weapon formed by combining one of the Dobo's with the Starscream Boomerang and wave 2's Megatron cannon.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
For our next gallery update, we would like to share with you a look at one of the exclusive releases from this summer's convention season - one of the TFcon 2012 exclusives, Shafter
! Shafter, a redeco of iGear's Rager, is a little robot who packs a big punch and can rise to any challenge. He's based on the infamous Generation 1 Autobot, Erector.
Open the link below to check out the gallery:TFW TFcon 2012 Exclusive Shafter Gallery
For those who are looking for a convention on the East Coast, or want to attend a fan gathering that is as much like a big warm family get-together as it is a convention, you might want to check out TFcon 2013
! TFcon 2013 is taking place over the weekend of July 26th to 28th, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Click here to find out more about TFcon 2013.
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By Secretcode from TFW2005
The Official Transformers Collector's Club has announced that Botcon 2013
will be held June 27th-30th in San Diego, California at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BotCon 2013 Coming to San Diego, California June 27th – June 30th!
Fort Worth, TX – December 4th, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Town and Country Resort from June 27th thru June 30th in the beautiful city of San Diego. You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.
In the coming weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2013 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the five-figure MACHINE WARS convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Hall of Fame Celebration party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For more information on BotCon and all activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com.
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By Superquad7 from TFW2005
TakaraTomy continues pulling out the big guns when it comes to G1 reissues here lately! The latest one is a second run of the 2010 Predaking boxed set
, as a preorder
went up from our site sponsor, BigBadToyStore:
"This new gift set includes all five of the original Predacons (Razorclaw, Rampage, Headstrong, Tantrum and Divebomb) each with all of the die-cast content of the original releases. These new versions are done with a new gold finish to replace the original yellow content, and come with all of the pieces to assemble the monstrous gestalt robot Predaking. This new 2010 release commemorates the 25th anniversary of the original release."
The preorder listing is at $224.99 and listed to arrive in December 2012 (yeah, that's this month - just in time for Christmas!). The images from the preorder have been mirrored here. You can read more details by clicking the preorder or after the jump!Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Time for another TFW Transformers Toy Gallery update. Today I am very happy to share with you all a gallery of one of my favorite new toys coming out in Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Wave 3, Kickback
Why is Kickback so great? He is, basically, a well-made and fun toy. He transforms from insect mode to robot mode in a clever way that manages to be innovative without being overly-complicated. Both modes are quite striking with lots of purple and a little gold making for a particularly sharp look. In insect mode Kickback is not all that poseable - the insect legs can be adjusted but that's about it. In robot mode though you've got plenty of movement - just about everything other than a waist swivel, and nice big feet with ankle poseability to help hold those poses. Kickback comes with a big, disk-launching weapon and two clear plastic swords which form his wings in insect mode. The disk-launcher is a nice extra, but it is a bit heavy and hard for Kickback to wield. The swords though give a great range of poses. As you might notice in the pictures, Kickback inherits the Transformers Prime Insecticon's additional clawed arms, but if you do not care for the look then they can be stowed on his back.
Where I personally feel Kickback truly shines though is the fact he can more or less fit in with three different types of collection. He will sit well with the other Fall of Cybertron toys of course, but he also goes with the Classics line and even fits in with the Prime line to a point. I've done comparisons of all three as a part of our gallery, which you can check out by opening the link below:Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Kickback GalleryRead Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
:Transformers Official Movie Website
is going through an update for Transformers 4. There is nothing much to see at the moment, but we have an option to register for news.
The website title now reads: "Transformers 4 | Official Movie Site | June 2014"
The site description has also been updated: "Michael Bay directs Transformers 4, the highly anticipated new installment in the Transformers movie series, with Mark Wahlberg and written by Ehren Kruger. The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014."
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