Thursday, 31 May 2012

Universal Studios Hollywood Exclusives Pics

The official Transformers Facebook page has updated with pictures of the exclusive Universal Studios Theme Park Transformers Toys, for Transformers the Ride! Including the repackaged Deluxe Class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from Dark of the Moon, plus the all-new Deluxe class toy who is exclusive to the theme park, Evac! The Voyager Class exclusives (the Dark of the Moon Voyager Optimus Prime and Megatron) are not shown.

Transformers Prime Airachnid review

"2005 Board member pingth has got his hands on the upcoming Wave 4 deluxe from the Transformers Prime Robots In Disguise line: Airachnid. He's been nice enough to post in our feedback forum a pictorial review of the figure including looks at vehicle mode, robot mode and some comparison photos with Deluxe Arcee and Deluxe Soundwave.

Pingth has also provided pictorial revies for the other two deluxes in this wave: Shadow Bumblebee and Dead End "

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Fall of Cybertron Preorder Bonuses Revealed

"Looking forward to the upcoming release of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron? Still need to preorder the game, but don't know where you should do so? Well thanks to reveals from both and Gamestop, we now know of two preorder bonuses for the upcoming title.

By preordering your game at, you are given a skin for the big, bad, battlin' Generation 2 Bruticus to use in Single Player mode. By preordering the game from Gamestop, you are given a skin for Generation 1 Optimus Prime for both Single Player and Multiplayer usage, as well as two weapons for Single Player based on G1 Megatron and (loosely) G1 Shockwave.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will be available on August 28th, 2012 for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Want to discuss the future title, as well as the other various Transformers video games with your fellow fans? Want to find some teammates for a few rounds of Escalation? If so, hit up the Transformers Video Game Discussion subforum.

GameInformer has posted a news story with two new gameplay screenshots of the Optimus Prime preorder bonus.

More Pics of Takara Arms Micron Breakdown, Starscream and Knockout

e-Hobby has updated with some new pictures of upcoming Takara Arms Micron Transformers. Included in this update are new pictures of AM-12 Breakdown, AM-07 Starscream and AM-13 Knockout. All three will include Microns that will turn into weapons for the larger figures to use. This update also gives us our first clear images of Breakdown in his robot mode and his vehicle mode. (1)

Fall of Cybertron E3 Teaser

Here’s the Game Trailers’ Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron E3 Teaser. Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012 is to take place this June 5th onwards. Game Trailers is to webcast a coverage of Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron at E3.

Monday, 28 May 2012

FOC Kickback in game image

The Transformers facebook page has revealed a new in game image of the Insecticon Kickback in Transformers; Fall of Cybertron. He's getting a toy in the Fall of Cybertron toyline, and you can see him here as he'll appear in game. (1)

Airachnid, Dead End, And Shadow Strike Bumblebee In Package

Thanks to the Facebook page of site sponsor, we now have images of Transformers Prime Robots In Disguise Wave 4 in package, including Shadow Strike Bumblebee, Airachnid and Dead End (1)

Wheeljack/Que Gallery

"Transformers Dark of the Moon's Wheeljack - known as Autobot Que on screen and in Japan - is one of a pair of toys that were slated for the ill-fated last assortment of the Dark of the Moon toyline. Never released at US retail, the toy has only seen release in Japan, and there's a limited release due to hit Asia any day now - and with that new release, we thought now would be a great time to share with you our gallery of this toy; to demonstrate why it's such a shame this one never got a wider release. Don't get me wrong - he's far from flawless as toys go, but Wheeljack's toy is a great representation of the onscreen character, has stacks of accessories, and is just fun to fiddle about with." (1)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Transformers Rescue Bots; Episode 16 Title and Description

Transformers Prime might be going on a short break, but the Rescue Bots are still on. The next new episode which is set to air on 23 June is titled 'Rules and Regulations'.

The episode is description as - The Rescue Bots disobey the Chief's orders and find themselves in a life-threatening situation. (1)

All through June there's new episodes of Rescue Bots;

9 June - Small Blessings
16 June - The Griffin Rock Triangle
23 June - Rules and Regulations

Transformers 3rd Party Xorvergen Optimus Prime

3rd Party Group Xovergen has revealed colored prototype photos of their upcoming Trailerforce-01 product. This trailer upgrade accessory is based on God Ginrai/Powermaster Optimus Prime. The trailer transformers into an armor suit for Classics Prime, G1 Prime and Xovergen's own version of Classics Optimus. Fans of the Masterforce Japanese series are sure to be happy with this one. (1)

Toxicity airs today!

The last current new episode of Transformers Prime airs on The Hub today at 8:30 ET | 5:30 PT. Toxicity is the finale of the four episode relic hunt arc, recounting the events that led up to the shocking final moments of last week's episode Triage! It's a big bad brawl between the brave Bulkhead and the insidious Insecticons, with the final currently located Iacon relic in the balance.

The epic clash of bot VS bug is captured in this new still from the Transformers Facebook page, along with the info that "it's the last new episode for a while". (1)

Fortunately we do not have too long to wait for new Transformers adventures because Transformers Rescue Bots returns from its own brief hiatus on 9 June! Watch this space for more news on future airings of Transformers Prime as they are revealed to us.

Transformers Prime Voyager Breakdown Dengeki Hobby Scan

Robot Kingdom have shared a couple of scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby on their Facebook page.Dengeki Hobby's May issue includes a nice clear picture of Arms Micron series Breakdown. The design looks very sharp and close to how he looks in the show. He's allegedly coming to the US somewhere down the line, possibly as one of the three new Voyagers in Voyager Class Wave 4 - this will hopefully be confirmed at the San Diego Comic Con in July. (1)

Grand Opening of Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood

Friday, 25 May 2012

HISHE; Transformers Play Battleship

How it should have ended (HISHE) have uploaded a video parody, mocking 'Battleship' check it out now if your a fan of Transformers or Battleship.

Arms Micron Photos - Bulkhead, Arcee, and EZ Collection Wheeljack

"These photos detail the voyager-sized Bulkhead, deluxe-sized Arcee, and the EZ Collection (the equivalent of Legends in the US) Wheejlack. The Japanese editions comes with the Arms Microns and also some labels, and these photos allows us to see these figures sans labels. A careful eye will note the lack of paint applications that the US versions have and just how much these depend on the labels to enhance the look. Also noteworthy is that Bulkhead and Arcee do not sport shiny plastic as some fans thought with the original promotion photos"

You can check out all the photos over on TFW2005

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Transformers Prime Optimus Maximus review

"The Transformers Prime Cyberverse series is bringing back that mightiest of Transformers - the massive Citybots! Back in Generation 1 these were the likes of Metroplex, Trypticon and Fortress Maximus, huge robots capable of transforming into bases for the smaller toys, and equally big battle station modes."

"Recently released in Singapore, the Transformers Prime Cyberverse Optimus Maximus is a return to this concept. He's a big robot version of Optimus Prime capable of transforming into a battle station which can seat up to nine Cyberverse toys! Is this a return to the form of the original Citybots, or just one that's strictly for the kids? Fortunately you only need to read on to find out, as 2005 Boards member pingth has bought an Optimus Maximus and has very kindly provided us with the first review of this new Transformers base-bot!"

You can check out the full review over on TFW2005.

Transformers Prime Toxicity Image and Clip

The Hub has updated their Facebook page with a promotional teaser image for this Saturday's upcoming new episode of Transformers Prime. (1) Also a new clip for the episode (Known as Transformers Prime; Toxicity) has been uploaded too.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Fall of Cybertron Dinobot Trailer

Transformers; The ride - memorial day weekend times earlier

"What’s better than being at Universal Studios Hollywood on Memorial Day Weekend?!!? Being here super early! May 26th to 28th, gates open at 7:30am for the all-new Transformers: The Ride-3D and the Studio Tour. Rest of the park opens at 8:00am."

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commander Ultra Magnus

Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commander Ultra Magnus has been revealed you can check him out now and debate over if he shall appear in the series, in the comments :)

(Click images to enlarge)

Transformers Bot Shots special offer

The Transformers Singapore Facebook group has posted an image of a Transformers Bot Shots Battle Mat. It looks like lucky fans who purchase four Transformers Bot Shots or more will get one of these mats. They are available at Toys 'R' Us and major departmental stores in Singapore now through June 30th 2012. It is currently unknown if this offer will apply anywhere else.

Voyagers/First edition Bulkhead and Starscream Gallery

Seibertron has recently expanded its Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" galleries to include Voyager wave two's Bulkhead and Starscream! Both characters were previously released in the "First Edition" line with completely different molds and can be found at the following: First Edition Bulkhead - First Edition Starscream. While the "First Edition" figures only saw a limited release, these two are currently showing up at retail locations across the country.

Barricade for sale

Interested in Barricade? Want to buy a new car? Well this may be for you. One of the 2007 Transformers Barricade movie cars is up for auction with a reserve of a little over 50k, with less than six days remaining. Go check out the Auction (1)

Fall of Cybertron Hardshell revealed

The official Transformers community page has revealed Insecticon Hardshell from the upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron game. Though we can only surmise why he is named this way: he is clearly this universe's version of Bombshell. (1)

Note; The name situation also seems to affect the next episode of Transformers Prime with an Insecticon being named Hardshell.

Monday, 21 May 2012

TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter revealed

The TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter figure has been revealed. Limited to only 500 pieces it is produced by iGear Toys.

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 and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.

Takara's upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron capsule toys wave 1

Well, that's a long title. Planet Iacon has uploaded images of the new upcoming Transformers Prime Arms Micron capsule toys in the first wave. (1)

Homemade Transformer

A Japanese enthusiast has built a homemade real-life Transformer. The size of a model radio-controlled car and using 22 servo motors for the joints, it can literally change from a car into a warrior bot and back in a matter of seconds, looking very cool while transforming. It can also do some funky moves while in "humanoid" form, too.

This is a version 8 model and a version 9 is in the works, which will be very interesting to see. The number plate has the name "Kenji Ishida", which is presumably the name of the enthusiast who made it.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

George Hull DOTM concept art

George Hull Design has shared concept art from Transformers Dark of the Moon. The art mainly focuses on vehicle designs. You can check out two of the images here and the rest on the GHD (George Hull Design) website. (1)

Transformers Prime - Toxicity Preview

The preview for Transformers Prime; Toxicity, has been revealed. You can check it out below. (May include spoilers)

"Bulkhead encounters life-threatening danger during the last relic hunt."

Transformers: The Art of Fall of Cybertron book

Amazon has revealed a new listing, this time for; Transformers: The Art of Fall of Cybertron (Hardcover) priced at £29.99, the release date is scheduled for 2nd October 2012.

Note - There are some reports this might be a UK only item but this is unconfirmed at this time.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Weaponizer Optimus Prime review

Wartator has uploaded a video review of Transformers Weaponizer Prime. Despite being the scale of a Leader class figure the level of complexity is low as this toy is 'designed for kids, not collectors' This is the one set for release in August this year according to the Hasbro display at Botcon, with a price of $29.99.

Weaponizer Prime is joined in the Weaponizer line by Transformers Prime Weaponizer Bumblebee, but with no confirmed Weaponizer Megatron, is this worth buying? Check out the video review to find out

Friday, 18 May 2012

Transformers Prime Cyberverse Knock Out & Energon Driller Review & Gallery

Tfw2005 member Sol Fury has uploaded a gallery of images and done a review for the new Transformers Prime Cyberverse set featuring Knock Out along with an Energon Driller. You can check out the full review and gallery here (1)

Rescue bots "The other doctor" and "The Reign of Morocco" clip

In case you had not heard the good news, there is a two episode double bill of Transformers Rescue Bots on The Hub tomorrow. The following is a clip from what is likely the first of the two-parter, "The Other Doctor" which features the villain Doctor Morocco voiced by Tim Curry.

"A new scientist on the island tries to replace the rescue team with his new invention, the MorBot, leaving the Burns family and the Rescue Bots out of the action, but Cody searches for proof that the scientist has villainous plans for his new invention."

New Triage image

Another new image for Triage has been revealed featuring Wheeljack. Triage airs tommorow, be sure to watch.

Custom Dark Energon Megatron By "Customs By Z"

Customs by Z (1) has made their own version of the Transformers 'Dark Energon' version of Megatron, Empowered by the blood of Unicron.

"The costomizations: Megatron get a new paint scheme making his armor shine more the his previous Powerizer "Voyager Class" form. Megatrons also fitted with LED lights to show off his true power of Energon. The sward has also been removed from the gun."

Ken talks Prima

"This was a fun job! I got to do final concept images for 11 of the 13 Primes, for Hasbro, Inc"

"Again, working with Eric Siebenaler, I began a bunch of pencil sketches, but one clearly stood out, and it's basically a rough pencil version of what's above. I themed him in a loose Samurai style, and reversed engineered details from Optimus Prime, to make that visual connection, as a descendant in the Prime Line. He was nicknamed the Warrior of Light, so we went with a really ornate style, with the piped lighting over a quasi-mother of pearl armor. The similar cues from Optimus only number a few, but are pretty overt - the facemask, helmet spikes, split chest 'windows', and I managed to put a G1 cue in there, the two bands over a triangle on the forearm. The sword was a joint design effort, Eric had sketched out the two-bladed idea, with the Matrix in the hilt, so I basically redesigned it to fit the look of the character/armor." (1)

"T" quadrilogy and Toxicity details

Duane Capizzi (Co-Executive Producer and Head Writer) talks Transformers Prime "T" quadrilogy made up of Tunnel vision, Triangulation, Triage and Toxicity;

"We thought it would be interesting to use a “real time” structure, and pair off the characters in a way that would allow us to explore specific relationships more deeply. We’ve done “epic” – now we're hoping to be both epic and intimate at the same time.

It had been a while since we checked in with the Teens on a more human, interpersonal level (hence ‘TunnelVision’); felt the need to explore issues of “allegiance” via Dreadwing and Starscream (in ‘Triangulation’); as for ‘Triage’ which you are about to see – we were and still are VERY excited about teaming Wheeljack with Ratchet, and bringing Soundwave to the forefront once again in a compelling way; as for the final part in our ‘T’ quadrilogy, know that repercussions from the events of this four-parter will continue to be felt throughout the remainder of the season…"

Along with this the plot for Toxicity has been revealed;

"Bulkhead is faced with life-threatening danger during the last relic hunt"

Ken Christiansen`s Cybertron

Artist Ken Christiansen has update his blog, Bad Flip Productions, with an image of Cybertron he created for Hasbro's Transformers Dark of the Moon marketing campaign. Only the top third of the image made onto the "Power of the Primes" displays that showed up at Wal-Mart.

"Not totally accurate with how it appeared in the film - but it was for Hasbro's toy marketing, and I think it works as a pretty cool toy version of movie Cybertron." (1)

Honest Trailers; Transformers comedy trailer

The following is a comedy trailer version of what the Transformers film (2007) would have been like if the trailer was brutally honest, made by Honest Trailers.

"They deservingly mock Michael Bay, Hasbro, and the shameless studio execs who green lit an ungodly amount of product placement." (1)

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bot Shots Three Packs & Launcher Wave 2 official images

Hasbro have provided us with new official images of the Transformers Bot Shots. The second wave of three packs are revealed, featuring a set of Powerglide, Jetfire and Skyquake (1), and a set of Decepticon Brawl, Shockwave and Ironhide (2). The second launcher assortment, which consists solely of an Ironhide launcher set (3) is also shown.

Dr. Morocco revealed

The villain from the upcoming Transformers Rescue Bots episodes, Dr. Morocco, set to appear in two episodes ("The Other Doctor" and "The Reign of Morocco") has been revealed. His voice actor has been revealed to be Tim Curry.

Decepticons Attack (Transformers: The Ride video)

To promote the new Transformers: The Ride, Universal Studios have released this new video showing the devastation left by Megatron.

Allspark 1:1 Prop replica review

Here is a video review by Optibotimus of the 1:1 prop replica of the Allspark featured in the first Transformers film back in 2007. The replica will be sold at $225 USD.

Transformers Prime Triage clip

A new exclusive promo clip for this week's episode of Transformers Prime "Triage" has appeared. Be sure to tune into the Hub this Saturday at 8:30 to watch the full episode.

Arcee Arms Micron Image

A new image of the Takara Transformers Prime AM-11 Arcee and her Arms Micron weapon has been revealed. While this is only the one image for now it allows us to view the Arms Micron figure more closely. (1)

Botshot Ironhide, Shockwave, Decepticon Brawl

New 'in hand' images have been revealed showing off the Wave 2 (three pack) consisting of Ironhide, Shockwave and Decepticon Brawl. You can check them all out here (1)