By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
Thanks to the fine folks at The Perth Mint
TFcon will be giving away Transformers Collectible Coins as first prizes in the costume, 2D art and 3D customs contests this year. Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place customs contest winners will also go home with custom trophies to commemorate their victories. The other categories will go home with original Transformers comic book art thanks to comic book artist Alex Milne.
TFcon features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers writer Simon Furman and Transformers voice actors Garry Chalk and Paul Eiding; artists Joe Ng, Alex Milne and Matt Moylan, a costume and customs contest and fan discussion panels.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
Hasbro just sent us the Official Press Release regarding their San Diego 2011 plans.
Giving fans a peek behind the curtain and an inside look into what’s coming in the future for many of its entertainment brands, Hasbro’s SDCC 2011 Transformers lineup of panels and autograph sessions follows:
Hasbro TRANSFORMERS Brand Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in Room 24ABC
Hasbro Studios “The Making of ‘Transformers Prime’” Panel: Thursday, July 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in Room 24ABC
“Evolution of Transformers Animation” presented by Shout Factory and Hasbro Studios: Friday, July 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 8
Hasbro’s presence at the convention will be rounded out by the highly anticipated HasbroToyShop.com special edition San Diego Comic-Con collectibles available at the HasbroToyShop booth (#3329) and in limited quantities, after Comic Con, at www.HasbroToyShop.com
NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 Blaster
(Ages 6 years & up; Approx. Retail Price: $24.99)
Introducing the special edition NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster, a motorized, semi-auto NERF blaster with revolving dart barrel that holds up to 10 whistle darts. The blaster features an exclusive new deco with TRANSFORMERS detailing, styled after the OPTIMUS PRIME character. The NERF N-STRIKE TRANSFORMERS BARRICADE OPTIMUS PRIME RV-10 blaster is compatible with the NERF Tactical Rail System and accessories (each sold separately). Requires three “AA” batteries; not included.
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON SPECIAL EDITION ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME FIGURE
(Ages: 5 & up; Approximate Retail Price: $79.99)
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
On the last Hasbro-Press Meeting
, Brian Goldner; the President and CEO of Hasbro mentioned that profits were low due to the fact that there were no Transformers Live Action Movies to boost the toy sales. But, now that there is one… guess? Oh yes! Here comes profit!
Hasbro issued a press release mentioning…"As expected, top line momentum in our business began to build during the quarter, led by strong gains in the TRANSFORMERS brand, driven by TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon, and BEYBLADE, as well as continued double-digit growth in the International segment," Goldner said. "We have continued to make important investments in our business which will help drive both top and bottom line growth in the future. In the third quarter we are launching key new initiatives, including the global introduction of KRE-O, our new construction brand, the addition of the SESAME STREET brand to our preschool business, and innovative new products in core brands such as FURREAL FRIENDS and LITTLEST PET SHOP."
But most of the profit from the third movie will be counted for the third quarter.Licensing revenue associated with TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon will begin to be recorded in the third quarter 2011.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
2005 Boards member Gaokaiser dropped by to share with us an image of an advertisement for a new Bic Camera exclusive Transformer. Dark Steel, who will be called Dark Iron
on his US release, will be released in Japan as a Bic Camera exclusive item. Don't worry US fans, he will still be a general release as a part of Wave 5 as well - this promotion is like the old "USA editions" of days gone past.
Additionally, this advert marks the first publicly available image of Dark Iron / Dark Steel. As revealed at Botcon he's a retooled version of Sideswipe in black and teal, who gains a lot of yellow in robot mode. He also wields a recolor of Starscream's MechTech weapon! The new head is unfortunately not very easy to see on this image. He's supposed to be a Beast Wars Quickstrike
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
We here at TFW have been busy as heck since Botcon 2011. Almost non stop, the site picked up leading into the Transformers movie launch. Increased users online, server problems, and a ton of other things, kept us in a tizzy.
One thing we overlooked was the fact that one of TFW2005's own, Dark-Sakura, won 1st place for her entry into the Botcon 2011 Art Contest. On top of it being awesome she won, and down with 2005, the other angle is that she is none-other than the daughter of long time 2005 Veteran Shin-Gouki.
We congratulate her, and her proud dad, for taking home the prize. (And apologize for taking so long to get this up!)
Check out the entry after the break, and if you are a 2005 member and won something during Botcon 2011, make sure to let us know!Read Replies (0)
By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
is holding a contest where the winner will receive a copy of BTS-04 Sonicron 100% free.
Check out the details below!
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The Toyark is proud to to be holding it's first sponsored toy give away! Big Bad Toy Store
has hooked us up with a copy of BTS-04 Sonicron (3rd Party Modern Interpretation of Soundwave), and we are going to pass it along to you the fans!
In order to get your hands on Sonicron, all you have to do is post in this thread at ToyArk.com, and by July 29th - Have 20 or more posts anywhere on the forum.
If you need to register - you can do so here: Register for the ToyArk Forums!
On July 29th, we will copy all the names from this thread that have 20 or more posts on Toyark.com, paste into a random choice generator, and announce the winner right here.
We will then send the figure out to you free of charge.
Special Thanks to Big Bad Toy Store
for the promotional copy. You can order the item from them if you can't wait to win it - right here: BTS-04 Sonicron Figure
By ORIO from TFW2005
2005 Board member zeroeo has stopped by to share with us some comparison pictures of Takaras new Chronicle EZ Collection Transformers with their US counterparts.
Shown in the thread are comparisons for:
G1 Optimus Prime
Revenge of the Fallen Megatron
Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime
Starscream and Thundercracker
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