By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Auto Assembly has sent us an update. They are proud to announce a new exclusive item, in association with Calloway Customs and Kapow Toys.
At Auto Assembly 2012 there will be a kitbash seminar, to teach attendees some of the tricks and techniques for converting a Transformers toy into something new, unique, and personal to yourself - a tutorial in the basics of customisation. This exclusive piece ties in with that seminar, giving you an exclusive head to go with Generations Wheeljack to make a truly unique character! The new head is based on the alternate "Diaclone / Marlboor" Wheeljack head, and will only be available in very limited numbers at Auto Assembly 2012! Several different packs are available for order:
Gold Pack – Base figure (Generations Wheeljack – never released in the UK), exclusive head, uncut sticker set. Strictly limited to 30 sets produced, Auto Assembly 2012 attendees only. £35
Silver Pack – Exclusive head, uncut sticker set. Strictly limited to 30 sets produced. £25
Bronze Pack – Exclusive head. Limited to 40 sets. £20
Basic Pack – Unpainted Exclusive Head. Limited to initial orders. £15
Those gold, silver and bronze packs are limited to one per person - that's one of any pack, so if you go for the gold you can't also take the silver, etc. Did we also mention the head in everything but the basic pack will be hand-painted ready for your finished custom?
Find out more details including how to get your paws on one of these awesome sets by hitting that discuss link below!Read Replies (0)
By process from TFW2005
A Transformers fan Facebook group, Meteor Operation
, has posted packaging and final photos for Dr. Wu's upgrade set for Robots in Disguise Cliffjumper
. The set contains a replacement zombie head, a shard of Dark Energon, and three damage-enhancing stickers.
A separately posted photo shows the head on a First Edition Cliffjumper
, but we cannot confirm whether the head has native compatibility.
Staff Note: This kit is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
We've received some information via our sponsors Robot Kingdom
, suggesting that the rumored Masterpiece Transformer MP-14 is actually Red Alert. The reported MP-12A is now promoted to have his very own numbered release, if this information is accurate. We'll find out for sure when the news comes in from the Tokyo Toy Show on 18 June, which will include the first public unveiling of the new Masterpieces.
On the same report is an update about Masterpiece Soundwave. There's a bit of a cost increase reported (from 12000yen to 15800yen) but also of interest is the confirmation that Soundwave will only include the one cassette, and that one cassette will be Laserbeak.
Again, treat this all as unconfirmed for the time being (although Robot Kingdom has never steered us wrong in the past). The truth will out in good time, on 18 June at the Tokyo Toy Show 2012.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
TFcon is very pleased to welcome Transformers voice actor Neil Ross to TFcon 2012
for his first ever Canadian convention appearance.
The voice of several characters in the Transformers Generation 1 series including Bonecrusher, Crosshairs, Hook, Pointblank, Sixshot, Slag and Springer; Mr. Ross will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.
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 NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
We received a word from Hasbro that they will be at the 2012 International Licensing Expo this June 12th (Tomorrow) in Las Vegas."Hasbro, Inc. is set to arrive at the 2012 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on June 12 to showcase its global mega brands, including TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MONOPOLY, PLAYSKOOL and G.I. JOE.
This year's show lineup underscores Hasbro's global momentum at retail through key licensing categories including apparel, publishing, consumer electronics, digital gaming, home, food, and toys. Brands such as BATTLESHIP, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and LITTLEST PET SHOP are also anchored by major motion picture releases as well as hit television programming created by Hasbro Studios and broadcast on more than 30 networks in more than 160 countries."
Read the entire Press Release, after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
Planning a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to get your hands on the exclusive deluxe Evac toy and ride Transformers: The Ride? While you're there, you can get your hands on the new Transformers Prime Cyberverse vehicles! In the gift shop currently are Knockout with Energon Driller
and Wheeljack with Starhammer
. Both sets are priced $36.95 in the gift shop. This marks the first time the two sets have been available for purchase at a retail store in the states. There have been no traditional sightings of these two sets yet, but this is a good indication that we should be seeing them soon.
Check out the pics by clicking the title bar!Read Replies (0)
By process from TFW2005
A new third party group calling themselves Transformer Dreamworks have posted renderings
of their planned accessory set for Transformers: Prime First Edition Bulkhead
. The proposed set includes a rear bumper for vehicle mode, and two large blasters that can be repurposed as jetpacks.
It is currently unknown whether this set is compatible with the newer Robots in Disguise Bulkhead
.Staff Note: This kit is an unofficial product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara/Tomy.Read Replies (0)
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
which Mr Starscream alluded to last year? Or is it another character entirely?Read Replies (0)