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  • 2015-03-03 9:30 am by Sabrblade
    The first colored image of Masterpiece MP-25 Tracks has been making rounds on the Internet. Tracks is shown fully colored in his robot mode with show-accurate colors right down the yellow square on his car roof chest surrounding his Autobot symbol. Plus, the image reveals that Tracks will also come with a display stand, Raoul, and a tiny Blaster/Broadcast boombox as accessories. Through the space bridge for the image.
  • 2015-03-03 12:29 am by Unicron.com
    Transformers Animated fans rejoice! Jim Sorenson and the Deciples of Boltax blog, provide a preview of the upcoming, complete Allspark Almanac. Very cool indeed. Can't wait!
    Musings from Jim Sorenson and a few guest bloggers about Transformers, character models, science-fiction, comic books, and whatever else is on our minds.
  • 2015-03-03 12:23 am by Unicron.com
    New Hasbro publicity still images of Combiner Wars Hot Spot reveal Defensor's head is in almost the same place as the G1 version! :)
  • Facebook photo post - CYBERGEEKS Alliance
    2015-03-02 11:17 pm by Unicron.com
    Interesting gallery by one of the members of (FB) Cybergeeks Alliance, comparing Hasbro vs Takara Fem-bots. Which do you prefer? Surprisingly it's not a slam dunk one way or another...
    Takara vs Hasbro fembots :)
    Arcee, Windblade, Chromia & Windblade
    credit: RodimusPrimal Prime@facebook
  • 2015-03-02 8:06 am by Sabrblade
    The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded a video for the new 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon. While labeled as a "Webisode", it is more of a preview video showcasing the Mini-Con Deployer gimmick of Drift and Fracture, as they each deploy their Mini-Cons to attack one another a la G1 Soundwave and G1 Blaster (minus them coming out of their chests, though). Drift's Mini-Cons are Jetstorm and Slipstream, while Fracture's Mini-Cons are Airazor and Divebomb. Through the space bridge for the video.
  • 2015-03-01 9:04 pm by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Kapow toys we get out first glimpse of Combiner Wars Cyclonus in box...
  • 2015-02-28 11:59 am by Sabrblade
    Today, the 63rd episode of Transformers: Rescue Bots aired on Discovery Family. Previously, this episode had had an early official release made available ahead of time by Amazon Instant Video, but now the episode has made its official televised premiere.

    In this one, titled "Did You See What I Thaw?", we get a plot based around a premise that is no stranger to children's cartoons, particularly those of Cartoon Network in the early 2000s. The team discovers a cavemen frozen in ice, completely preserved. But after it ultimately gets thawed out, the caveman is completely out of place in the modern society of the 21st century, leaving it up to the Bots to help it adjust to its new surroundings. On paper, this sounds like a potentially humorous episode, but as it's a story that has been told before in other media, can this version live up to its predecessors? Let's go through the space bridge to see.
  • 2015-02-28 12:34 am by Unicron.com
    New pictures, new info, new take on combiners, Transformers gender and more. Check out recent interview with the authors of the upcoming IDW's "Combiner Wars" courtesy of comicbookresources.com
    Writers Talk Combiner Wars Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More - Maighread Scott and John Barber explain the insane ambitions of Cybertron's dark lord Starscream, and why Transformers are inherently male and female.
  • 2015-02-27 12:33 pm by Unicron.com
    Leonard Nimoy, known as Spock in "Star Trek" and as the voice of Galvatron in the Transformers film of 1986 and Sentinel Prime in Dark of The Moon, just passed away. Our condolences to his family. May he rest in peace... http://comicbook.com/2015/02/27/star-treks-leonard-nimoy-passes-at-83/ *TLA
    New York Times has reported that Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.Developing...
  • 2015-02-27 12:29 am by Unicron.com
    I hate to say it, but for me, virtually every other comic (Transformers or otherwise!) simply serves the purpose of holding me over until the next issue of James Roberts - More than Meets the Eye... Courtesy of iTunes preview we get a sneak peak at the next issue, hopefully available this Wednesday!

    Thanks to Cybergeeks Alliance for the heads up about this important piece of info! Oh dear, how I can't wait to read this story!
  • 2015-02-27 12:19 am by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Dengeki Alliance, (can't say I know who they are but I sure like their photos!) we can provide several additional/new/mirrored images of of the up-coming (but-not-soon-enough-for-us) Masterpiece Starsaber!

    Do you see him as all-star Autobot entirely-do-good're from Victory, or religious zealot follower of Tyrest? Either way we want'm!
  • 2015-02-26 8:53 am by Unicron.com
    Courtesy of Cybertron Phillipines we have our first view of upcoming Platinum Astrotrain and Blitzwing. Toys have been added to the 2015 Transformers Section...
  • 2015-02-26 8:37 am by Unicron.com
    As reported earlier, Combiner Wars toy line will involve Cyclonus, unknown if this will have any appearance in the comics... His combined form is called "Galvatronus." Today on the Transformers Mobile App, they revealed a picture of the forthcoming combiner. Unfortunately, the limbs do not appear to be squadron of Sweeps as had been hoped for/speculated. Image mirrored here:
  • Facebook photo post - Geek Central
    2015-02-26 12:05 am by Unicron.com
    Interesting idea courtesy of geek central. My guess is it would be as popular as the Star Wars-Transformers crossover line (not very!), but I still think they would be cool!
    Awesome Transformer mashups!! Enterprise, DeLorean, and BatMobile. -Khepra
  • 2015-02-25 8:01 pm by Unicron.com
    Worth watching! Transformers UK interviews Transformers Hall of Fame inductee and Transformers comics/cartoon super-scribe Simon Furmon. Within, he talks all things Transformers ranging from the significance of TFTM and Unicron, his role in the development of Primus, ReGeneration One to Beast Wars cartoons. Cool stuff within.
    Urban Species takes up the sofa with Simon Furman to discuss his epically prolific work on the TRANSFORMERS universe(s.) This includes the entire history of ...
  • 2015-02-24 11:02 pm by Unicron.com
    Toy sightings, the first review, and a nice little photo gallery of images added for the newest member of RiD, Team Bumblebee the Minicon Fixit (one-step changer.) all via TFDb!
    Complete Transformers collector resource including toys, news, reviews, events, instructions, forum, and more.
  • 2015-02-24 10:25 pm by Unicron.com
    TFYuki has struck again posting this beautiful headshot of the forthcoming masterpiece Star Saber via Twitter! ...
  • 2015-02-24 9:04 pm by Unicron.com
    1-step Fixit sightings already in Target in Maine & Minnesota. Anyone else? Let's see those sightings on TFDb!
  • 2015-02-23 10:48 pm by Unicron.com
    Speaking of Discovery Family channel(!) This is an interesting read courtesy of ad week.com with significant implications about the present and future of Transformers television programming and the toys we love...
    What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for decades has been key to its bottom line.
  • 2015-02-23 10:00 pm by Unicron.com
    Rescue Bots Season 3 returns on Saturday Feb 28 at 1:30 EST on Discovery Family Daily channel.

  • 2015-02-22 4:51 pm by Unicron.com
    A rather spectacular photo gallery of Mastermind Creations (third party) Not-Predacons/Predaking team.

  • 2015-02-22 12:44 pm by Unicron.com
    Long time Transformers artist Marcelo Matere shared on his FB page the pencils he did for the design of Combiner Wars Superion package art. As impressive in black-and-white as it is in color! -And fortunately, he doesn't have Dragstrip as an arm!

  • 2015-02-22 10:54 am by Unicron.com
    TFND has posted a nice gallery of the Stunticons, out of package. Interesting to see him without the much needed Blackjack as a chest piece!

  • 2015-02-21 4:48 pm by Sabrblade
    Three for three, folks! The third episode of the 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in Australia! Titled "Trust Exercises", this one has Bumblebee's new team (consisting of himself, an inexperienced by-the-book police cadet, a juvenile delinquent, a glitchy utility Mini-Con, and bombastic Dinobot ex-convict) having to get used to each other so that they can work together in stopping not one but two Decepticon fugitives on the loose. With such clashing personalities and divisive opinions, can this team hold together long enough for them to quit butting heads with each other and not get turned to scrap by their enemies? Head through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
  • 2015-02-21 7:11 am by Sabrblade
    Several hours ago, the first episode of the new 2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon aired on Cartoon Network in Australia. Seven hours later from that episode's airing, the second episode also aired. Titled "Pilot (Part 2)", this episode picks up where the last one left off. With Bumblebee assigned to a new mission on Earth, along with Strongarm and Sideswipe, prison ship Min-Con pilot Fixit, and the human boy Russell, they must all work together to stop the Decepticon Chompazoid named Underbite from devouring every metal he finds, especially since he's heading for the scrapyard owned by Russell's dad Denny. And what of the recently escaped Grimlock? Head through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
  • 2015-02-20 7:40 pm by Sabrblade
    The first episode of the new 2015 Transformers: Robot in Disguise cartoon has aired on Cartoon Network in Australia. As Australia is many hours ahead of North America, Europe, and other English-speaking parts of the Western World, it is already February 21st there as of this typing.

    Episode 1 is called "Pilot (Part 1)" and stars Bumblebee as the leader of a new team of rookies who find themselves on a new mission to planet Earth after an incident with a prison ship full of Decepticons crash-lands on the planet. Can Bumblebee and his ragtag band of misfits learn to work together and overcome the escaped Decepticon convicts? Through the space bridge for the episode and discuss.
  • 2015-02-19 8:06 pm by perceptor
    In news that's either too goofy or too awesome to resist (or maybe both!)... DeNA, the team that brings you Transformers Legends has launched a new event for its online game, the Knights of Unicron. Jump through the ground bridge for additional details and info!...
  • 2015-02-19 2:26 pm by Sabrblade
    For many years, the Transformers Collectors Club had been known to produce prose stories in addition to their magazine comics, BotCon comics, and other printed fiction. But after their old site crashed back in 2011, the prose stories came to an abrupt end, with several plot threads from their last one (a Shattered Glass story called "Transhuman") left dangled.

    Cut to today as the Club has posted the very first new prose story since 2011 onto its current website. Titled "Broken Windshields" and written by Jim Sorenson, this story was given a preview in this month's issue of the TCC magazine, Issue #61, and is now available to read in full, and for FREE! That's right, no membership is required!

    Set in the recently-developed Beast Wars: Uprising universe, this story stars that universe's version of Lio Convoy, represented by this year's membership incentive toy that is a remold of Generations Orion Pax. Lio Convoy presides over the gladiatorial arenas that pit Maximal and Predacon in matches to the death, all for the entertainment pleasures of the "Builders" (the Autobots and Decepticons of old). Does Lio Convoy agree with these barbaric games, or might his views clash with those of his warmongering masters? Go read the story to find out.
  • 2015-02-14 8:29 am by perceptor
    More great news incoming! Hasbro Press release on Robots in Disguise includes photos and many other revelations! Including a whole lot of Mini-Cons which appear to be a part of the 2015 RID toy line-up....
  • 2015-02-14 8:04 am by perceptor
    Oh joyous day! Hasbro has put forth a pre-ToyFair press release, confirming various product listing rumors of the last few weeks. Our 2015 Transformers Section Database has been updated with each of the following:
    PROTECTOBOTS: Streetwise, Blades, First Aid, Rook and Voyager Team Leader Hot Spot
    Voyager Cyclonus and Leader Class: Ultra Magnus!

    Expect a whole lot more info and images as we report them live from ToyFair 2015 in a few hours time... For now, click through the space bridge to read the complete press release and reveals......
  • 2015-02-14 7:42 am by perceptor
    Hasbro and CartoonNetwork has published a couple of new videos for the upcoming show, Robots in Disguise. The first is a new trailer for Season 1, the second is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, including introduction by Exec Producer Jeff Kline, whom we interviewed over the last few weeks in PART 1 and PART 2... This should be enough to hold us over until we can start publishing reports from ToyFair in a few short hours!...
  • 2015-02-13 6:47 am by Sabrblade
    Remember the Tonka GoBots series from the 1980s? Similar to how the G1 Transformers line started out as preexisting molds taken from various Japanese lines like Diaclone and Micro Change, the GoBots molds were all taken from a Japanese line called Machine Robo, which was made by Bandai. While the U.S. line got its own fiction in the form of the Challenge of the GoBots cartoon from Hanna-Barbera, the Japanese instead got a completely different anime series called Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos.

    Fast forward to the present, in which the 2015 Japan Dynamic Toy Show earlier this month revealed a whole new line of Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos toys coming from Korean-based company Action Toys, who may or may not be the same company as Art Storm. The nine figures on display were Bike Robo (Cy-Kill), Battle Robo (Tank), Jet Robo (Fitor), Drill Robo (Screw Head), Blackbird Robo (Snoop), Mixer Robo (Block Head), Eagle Robo (Leader-1), Shuttle Robo (Spay-C), and Supercar Robo (Turbo). The line is rumored to have 13 figures, and all of them are like little Masterpiece figures the height of Classics Bumblebee. Each one will be priced at about $50 USD.

    Also on display was UM-03 Ultimetal Ultra Magnus, and what might be UM-02 being a battle damaged version of Optimus. Both are retools of UM-01 Ultimetal Optimus Prime, with Ultra Magnus being a straight redeco in his white truck cab robot mode, but which can be switched to his iconic armored trailer robot mode by swapping out the truck cab robot mode armor plating pieces.

    All images of these can be found beyond the space bridge, courtesy of TAG Hobby and the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook.
  • 2015-02-12 1:27 pm by Sabrblade
    TV Insider has finally revealed the long-awaited United States television premiere date for the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon. The first episode will premiere on Cartoon Network at the primetime hour of 6pm ET/5pm CT on Saturday, March 14, 2015. But afterward, the series will switch to its proper timeslot of 6:30am (yes, AM) on March 21, 2015.

    However, Australia won't have to wait nearly as long since, according to Ozformers, the Foxtel programming guide reveals that Cartoon Network Australia will be premiering the show on Saturday, February 21, 2015, with episode 1 titled "Pilot - Part 1" airing at 9:30am, episode 2 titled "Pilot - Part 2" airing later that same day at 4:30pm, repeats of both airing Sunday, February 22 back-to-back at 6:30am, and episode 3 titled "Trust Exercises" airing that same Sunday at both 9:30am and again at 4:30pm.

    So with the United States being so late to receive this show, it looks like Australia will get to experience this new almost a month in advance and with decent timeslots. Through the space bridge for more.
  • 2015-02-11 2:22 pm by Sabrblade
    New in hand images of the Generations Combiner Wars Leader class Megatron toy have been posted by the Transformers Prime TFP Facebook, Photobucket user ChErikS, Seibertron user albnok, and Lowyat.net user len_d69. These images give us a good look at the figure both in and out of package, in tank mode and robot mode, with a nuch of Legends class figures pegged onto him, and scaled with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime, Generations Combiner Wars Optimus Prime, and several Masterpiece figures. There are also some shots of Leader class Armada Megatron in package as well. To see all the images, head through the space bridge.
  • 2015-02-10 4:59 pm by Sabrblade
    The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded two versions of a live action Robots in Disguise toy commercial, advertising the One Step Changers, Three Step Changers, and Warriors. One version is sound effects-only version that lacks any spoken dialogue, while the second is the completed version with English narration and speech. In this commercial Steeljaw ambushes a child at the beach, who is then saved by the arrival of Bumblebee, who fights off Steeljaw and sends him flying. All this is done with a mix of CGI animation placed over live action actors and environments. To see the commercial videos, head through the space bridge.
  • 2015-02-10 3:54 pm by Sabrblade
    Hasbro France's website, accessed via its Littlest Pet Shop section no less, has posted listings for three more One Step Changer figures for the new Robots in Disguise toyline. No images are given, but the three are revealed to be One-Step Changers of Thunderhoof, Fracture, and Drift. Two Decepticons and one Autobot. Though the descriptions are in French, they translate into revealing their altmodes to be a tractor (Thunderhoof), a motorbike (Fracture), and a race car (Drift).

    Also, TFW2005 member Mr. Chaos has discovered even more toy listings in a product database that reveals more One-Step Changers, Legion class figures, and Warrior class figures. Primarily, the ones that stand out the most among these listings are a Legion class Windblade and a Warrior class Megatronus.

    To see all of this, head through the space bridge.
  • 2015-02-10 2:57 pm by Sabrblade
    It would seem that Hasbro Australia is going to be importing the upcoming Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber for a limited English release in Australia. Like MP-22 Ultra Magnus before it, this release of Star Saber will be unchanged from its original Japanese release, and with the sole difference being the inclusion of an additional instruction booklet translated into English and contains a brand new English bio. And according to the author of said bio, Goktimus Prime, this bio will not be a straight English translation of the Japanese bio, but will instead be a new bio adapted from Star Saber's IDW iteration. So instead of the bio depicting him as a righteous brave hero of justice, it will instead depict him has a murderous religious zealot enforcer.

    Goktimus Prime has also posted the artwork for the instruction booklet, but of the Japanese version rather than the new English booklet. The artwork shall be the same for both, though, but with some textual changes. To learn more about this release, head through the space bridge.
  • 2015-02-08 5:05 pm by Sabrblade
    With so many rumors having already come for the Generations Combiner Wars line, more and more just keep pouring in! The following is a round up of rumors compiled from TFW2005, TFormers, and the reputable Venksta via TFormers.

    In short, the revelations behind these rumors reveal us to be getting a Voyager class Cyclonus figure that's said to be heavily remolded from Silverbolt. And his wavemate will be Voyager Hot Spot. And the previously-seen white redeco of Voyager Optimus Prime will not be Ultra Magnus or Nova Prime or Thunderclash, but instead will be called "Optimus Maximus". And a Decepticon redeco of Legends Powerglide will be coming named Viper, who will be a G.I. Joe homage sporting a deco based on a Cobra Rattler in altmode and a Cobra Viper in robot mode. And the UPCs for the Deluxe Protectobots are up, along with further reassurance that Ironhide, Sunstreaker, Mirage, and Prowl will be the Wave 4 Deluxes after the Protectobots.

    Plus, the newly-released Transformers: Battle Tactics game gives us a look at both Cyclonus and Viper, and Venksta drops hints of what the Protectobot Rook's altmode will be. Through the space bridge for all the info.
  • 2015-02-08 3:24 pm by Sabrblade
    Facebook user Daim Choc has posted in hand images from fellow user Zang How of the elusive Age of Extinction Power Battlers Vehicon and Junkheap. All new molds, Vehicon is based on the Rally Fighters used by Cemetery Wind in the movie, while Junkheap changes from his Waste Management garbage truck altmode to a robot mode based on his green component seen in the movie. Note that Junkheap is NOT the garbage truck Decepticon from Dark of the Moon, but is instead one of the 50 KSI prototypes that Galvatron brought to life, and was unique in his having three individual robot mode components who all combined into a single altmode (not unlike Skids and Mudflap's ice cream truck form).

    With these being tail-end products of the AOE line, it is unknown if they will even make it to U.S. retail, but Junkheap will at least be getting redecoed into Junkion by TakaraTomy for their Transformers: Adventure line, in which the toy will sport a blue and white deco based on that of Japanese garbage trucks. Through the space bridge for the pics.
  • 2015-02-08 2:37 pm by Sabrblade
    The fifth episode of Q-Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Returns is available to watch on YouTube. In this one, though Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Lockdown continue to discuss the Mystery of Convoy Returns mobile game, this episode breaks the mold of tradition set by the previous four episodes by including a new character into the mix: Prowl. To see the episode, head through the space bridge.