Comprised of 8 Team members:
“The cutting edge crew of gotta-have-it phones, gadgets, electronics and gamer gear!” Included in their ranks:
“Skillz Punk” - I believe is a game cartridge.
“Fomo” is a cam-corder! Younger fans may not know what this is anymore! It’s like a cassette tape, for videos! ~
“S.A. Cheez” who remembers what cameras used to look like before they were built into cellphones!
“Chilla Gorilla” noise cancelling headphones
“Goob Tube” an old-school television, complete w/ rabbit ear aerial antenna!
“Dr. Moggly” a modern day Virtual Reality headset!
“Raddhaxx” a laptop computer!
“Screen Fiend” a smartphone - hopefully w TFDb installed! ~
There’s also a potential ninth: “Game Over” (not shown here) a handheld video game controller, part of the “Lost Bots” team. Presumably he’ll get unlost some day and rejoin his Techie Team buddies!
After having a chance to transform and check them out from every angle, we’ll state our opinions and awards;
Best name: Chilla Gorilla! How can anyone not love that!?
Best toy: Raddhaxxx, in case we never get a Studio Series Brains, this guy may have to fill in on my movie shelf! I like how the laptop lid can open and close looks like a laptop from every angle and as Reviews by Diecast stated on RFC, “His face looks like someone’s about to read your browser history!”
Best concept(s): Goodness gracious, they’re all great concepts and I this group of alt modes seems particularly well suited to transform and be robots in disguise!
That said, I particularly love the old school, thick television set, antenna and thick curved glass screen with the signature rainbow stripes that appear when the analog stations stopped broadcasting! Anyone besides me old enough to remember those days?!?!?
I also enjoy the creativity of Screen Fiend who’s face looks like mine when I’ve been staring at my cellphone a few hours too long! (Most days!)
Facebook only allows 40 pictures per post maximum, so you’ll have to check out the 2019 Transformers Section of unicron.com to see all the photos we’ve archived of each toy from every angle.
Via the app, TFDb, look up each character by name to see which toys come with which packs!
Tall smokestacks, no trailer, original packaging look! Photos of what appear to be a new re-issue of the classic mold posted to TFND. No official word, but we have our fingers crossed this comes to a store near you in 2019!
Thanks to Paramount Pictures for sharing images from the Global Premiere last week. Cannot wait to see the film for myself - #JoinTheBuzz!
Many were in attendance, including the stars of the film *Bumblebee!, Peter Cullen, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz ... Brian Goldner (Hasbro CEO), Tom De Santo (Producer) and many more!
Transformers voice actor Jack Angel joins the G1 Reunion at TFcon Los Angeles 2019
DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY TFCON
TFcon is happy to announce Jack Angel the voices of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in Transformers Generation 1 will be joining the G1 Reunion event happening at TFcon Los Angeles 2019. Fans of the 80s will also remember him as Wet Suit in GIJoe as well as Flash, Hawkman and Samurai in Super Friends.
Jack will be taking part in autograph sessions with the attendees of America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend. Jack Angel is presented by Ages Three and Up.
MakeToys' well received long-sold-out Stiker Manus is not only getting a reissue, but a PREMIUM deco-re-release! If you've been holding out on "pulling the trigger" on this Cross Dimensions figures, with a release date of January 2019, now is a better time than ever to pick up this fantastic figure. Reserve yours at the link below today! http://bit.ly/TheChosenPrime_MakeToys_STRIKER_MANUS_PREMIUM
Takara-Tomy's long-sold-out Transformers Masterpiece MP-34 CHEETOR is now officially scheduled to receive a reissue release! Pre-order yours today from TFsource at the following link before they sell out again! http://bit.ly/TFsource_MP-34_CHEETOR
Imagarium Art's Limited Edition Transformers: Legacy Of Cybertron Thundercracker Statue is now available for preorder at BigBadToyStore. Reserve yours today from the link below! http://bit.ly/BBTS_ImagariumArt_LimitedEdition_Thundercracker
Rotten Tomatoes Editorial on #BumblebeeMovie’s Overwhelmingly Positive Response!
Even they #JoinTheBuzz!
“Sixth time is the charm for the Transformers franchise, as Bumblebee looks to be the first Fresh installment in the series. Starting with the 2007 original, the Michael Bay-helmed series has only managed Rotten Tomatometer scores, with an average of 29%. Now, with a change in director and nostalgic setting, the new prequel is a wholly enjoyable throwback, according to the first wave of reviews – as of Monday morning, it was at 95% on the Tomatometer with 21 reviews logged. Not everyone agrees this is the best Transformers movie ever, since the first one has its fans, but there aren’t really any complaints here. Writer Christina Hodson, director Travis Knight, and Hailee Steinfeld seem to have delivered the Transformer goods.”
“Bumblebee is basically the movie that fans of the 1980s animated series wanted all along.
– Peter Debruge, Variety”
Lost Light Nominated by IGN for Best Comic of 2018
“Creative Team: James Roberts & Various Artists
Publisher: IDW Publishing
The last couple years have been a time of great upheaval for IDW's Transformers line, what with the rise of a shared Hasbro universe and the cataclysmic events of Transformers: Unicron. But through it all, fans could always rely on Lost Light to continue where Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye left off and showcase the franchise at its very best.”
Fans (like us!) who’ve been hoping to complete the G1 female Autobots team combiner team rejoice! Although Power of the Primes may be (very nearly) done, we will get at least one more limb/Deluxe toy to combine w/ Elita-1! Greenlight is another one of the female Autobots first seen way back in 1985, G1 Episode “The Search for Alpha Trion.” Although she was not prominently featured in the show, we did see her in the background and, for heaven’s sake we need a toy of her too!
Image of the toy in packaging comes (as a huge surprise, seemingly out of nowhere!) via “In Demand Toys” on Facebook. Another interesting observation about this photo is that the package contains both a Battlemaster and Deluxe, so we’re wondering if this may the form of new round of ‘Premium’ toys released exclusively through online outlets like Repugnus, Punch/Counterpunch... this year? Stay tuned!
Inquiring Minds Want to Know! It’s been absolutely mind blowing to walk into a local Walmart and see G1 Starscream, Hot Rod, and the Constructicons sitting on the shelves! Apparently, the experiment has been successful enough that they’re considering more! Which ones would you like to see next?
Discovery Family has announced on Twitter that Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, the long-awaited sequel to the highly-acclaimed 104-episode-long cartoon series Transformers: Rescue Bots, will be having a sneak preview airing this Saturday, December 8, at 9:00am. Various TV listings reveal this sneak peek to be an advanced airing of its first two episodes, titled "Recruits Part I" and "Recruits Part II", to give us a taste of the show ahead of its proper debut in 2019.
Below is the original announcement and a YouTube copy of its accompanying video. ...