By Kickback from TFW2005
In what has become an annual tradition since 2003, the crew at TFW2005.COM is having the annual "TFW2005 Meet Up" at BotCon 2011 Friday, 9pm at Charlie's Bar in the Sheraton Hotel. This is the same hotel as the convention, so when you're finished with your dinner at Casino night with BotCon, come downstairs and meet up with some of your fellow TFW2005 members!
Come and say hello to some of the TFW2005 staff (Tony_Bacala, Super_Megatron, Sol Fury, Kickback, Deefuzz, Vangelus, GogDog, Seth Buzzard, and more!) and meet up with your friends and favorite members of the TFW2005 message board!
WHAT: BotCon 2011 TFW2005 Meet Up
WHEN: Friday, 9pm
WHERE: Charlie's Bar, inside the Sheraton Hotel (the main convention hotel)
As always, time and location can change in an instant, and we're not guaranteed to finish the evening at Charlie's Bar. Either way, we want to meet you! The only thing we can guarantee is a good time with good people. We hope to see you there! Bonus points if you show up in a TFW2005 shirt!
Picture in story from BotCon 2007 in Providence, Rhode Island. Pictured is a ton of TFW2005 members.Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Reports are coming in that MTV is announcing the premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon Linkin Park Iridescent Music Video will happen on this Thursday 2nd of June.
If you guys are lucky enough, you’ll catch a 30 second TV Commercial regarding the Music Video Release, featuring a brief clip of Shockwave.
Mike Shinoda tweeted
an hour ago, mentioning that at the moment he's enjoying the final edit of the music video.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
The TFcon website
has been updated with the following: We are very pleased to welcome back Transformers voice actor Garry Chalk to TFcon 2011
for the 15th Anniversary of Beast Wars.
The voice of the iconic Optimus Primal and G1 Megatron in Beast wars, Optimus Primal and G1 Optimus Prime in Beast Machines, plus Optimus Prime in Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron; Mr. Chalk will be taking part in a Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.
You can order the 2011 exclusive toy Stronghold along with tickets to the convention online for TFcon 2011 via this link
.TFcon - Canada's 10th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention
is July 30th and 31st, 2011 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario with free parking. You can book your hotel room for TFcon 2011 via the hotel reservation website
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
For many months that came after the big reveal
of Ferrari 458 Italia being an Autobot on Transformers 3, fans debated the identity of the bot. Fan favorite name was Hot Rod.
But during the Chicago filming a name came up
… Rush. The name alone was enough to stir up the hornets’ nest. This was quickly subdued by Nelson, mentioning that the car was parked on Rush Street. Today, thanks to Nelson… we foundout that the script actually had referred the Ferrari as Rush during the early stages of filming (a pet name like Wheelbot and Skipjack who turned out to be Scavenger/Demolishor and Rampage respectively).
And then… when Hasbro revealed
their upcoming Speed Stars line, the name Mirage came into public attention. This was later plastered onto everyone’s minds by the Transformers: Dark of the Moon tie-in Comic Books, Novel and Video Game.
Just when everything seems all fine and dandy, all hell broke loose (seriously, I couldn’t find a better word for the situation) with the information told by Michael Bay Official Website Administrator; Nelson Lauren at S4TE
as well as on TFW2005 Boards
. He brings to the table some reasons as to why the name Mirage will not appear on the movie.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've got one more gallery update for you before Botcon 2011 kicks off - and in the spirit of the event, it's a Transformers Animated themed update! You undoubtedly saw earlier that Marcelo will have a print of the Starscream clone army available at Botcon - well here for your enjoyment are toys of two of the clones. These guys were only released in Japan through a Family Mart lottery draw, so they are very rare, especially Ramjet who was a mail away prize in exchange for non-winning tickets.
First up is Animated Activators Skywarp
, the "C" Prize of the Family Mart prize draw. Bizarrely he's got a purple head in this iteration, although it does suit him and nicely break up all that black. He's a fun deco, and with the Activators of Starscream and Thundercracker, he rounds out the trio of the original Seekers in at least one size class for Animated.
Next up is Animated Activators Ramjet
. Ramjet was the "second chance" prize, redeemable by sending in tickets for the lowest ranked items in the prize draw. This makes him the hardest of the Activators Seekers to get hold of, even harder than Dirge, but take a look at the gallery and you'll see he is well worth it.
Give mad props to 2005 Boards Photo Staff member SydneyY for bringing you these two galleries of awesome rare Animated goodness - and be sure to join us after Botcon for even more Animated goodness, when we share with you pictures of the convention exclusive toys in all their glory.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
A small update on this year's Transformers Collectors Club exclusives, Animated Transtech Cheetor
and Generation 2 Ramjet
. An email has gone out from the club, specifying that they will be shipping out to those who preordered after Botcon (after all, the club doesn't want them to arrive and you're not in because you're chilling with us in Pasadena).
Cheetor will also be available at Botcon 2011 as he did not sell out completely on preorders. As a perfect accompaniment to this year's boxed set I'm sure he'll sell out fast though.Read Replies (0)