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Corgi International Ltd To Develop Transformers Collectibles in 2007

Transformers News: Corgi International Ltd To Develop Transformers Collectibles in 2007
Date: Sunday, December 31st 2006 3:21pm CST
Categories: Company News, Collectables
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Business Wire has reported on the merger between Corgi International Limited and Master Replicas earlier this week. Corgi International Limited is best known for manufacturing toy models and Master Replicas for creating Scaled movie models and replica's of movie props for movies/brands like StarWars and StarTrek.

In the press release for this merger, it was also mentioned that Corgi International Limited will develop unique collectibles in 2007 for several well-known brands, including Transformers. The following is the complete press release as reported on Business Wire.

"HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM: CRGID) today announced that the merger with Master Replicas Inc. has closed. Michael Cookson and Jennifer Klatt of Master Replicas Inc. have been named CEO and CFO, respectively, of Corgi.

Cookson commented, “The new Corgi combines three high quality brand names (Corgi Classics, Master Replicas, and Cards Inc.) into a single entity that expands the depth of its licenses, its collectible categories and its range of products.”

The new Corgi now holds licenses for many of the highest grossing film franchises of all time including Batman, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, and others.

The company will be developing unique, collectible products under three brands. New products will begin arriving at retail in the spring of 2007 for Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars 30th Anniversary, and Transformers and in the fall of 2007, for The Golden Compass.

Corgi Classics will focus on collectible die cast vehicles and figurines, Master Replicas will continue to develop and produce movie prop replicas and high end collectibles, and a third brand will develop licensed products for the gift and toy channels.

For more information, please visit, and

About Corgi International

Corgi International develops and markets a wide variety of both licensed and unlicensed collectible products – ranging from high end prop replicas to toys and gifts. The company holds licenses for many of the top film franchises of all time, including Batman, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, and others. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Walnut Creek, CA, Chicago, IL, and the United Kingdom.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, in addition to those discussed above and without limitation, changes in market demand for Corgi International products, changes in economic conditions, dependence on certain customers and other risks described in the company's annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. The company undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances

New Images of Collectors Club Exclusives Astrotrain and Airazor

Transformers News: New Images of Collectors Club Exclusives Astrotrain and Airazor
Date: Friday, December 1st 2006 7:22pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Pete@BotCon

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Pete@BotCon has dropped by to give us an update on the Transformers Club Exclusive Astrotrain and Airazor. Images of both figures and Astrotrains minicons have been posted on the clubs main page at Here is what Pete@Botcon had to say"

"Now that the pre-orders are underway and all the club members have gotten a first look be sure to check out these new images of both toys. If you are not already a club member there is a link to join now.

Also, a revamped club newsletter will be hitting Jan. 25th. Lanny and I will have a new design that is all kinds of awesomeness with some new features people are really going to dig. Don't miss out!"

Collectors Club Update: Preorder Astrotrain and Airazor!

Transformers News: Collectors Club Update: Preorder Astrotrain and Airazor!
Date: Tuesday, November 28th 2006 2:17pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): NuclearConvoy, shgarland_1383

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The Transformers Collectors Club has sent out the following message to all member concerning the recently reported club exclusive Astrotrain and Airazor.


If you have not seen them yet, pictures are up in the members site.

To order Astrotrain or Airazor, please follow the directions below as we will
NOT take phone orders until Thursday. Emailed orders will take priority. We
will start processing and making callbacks today from our list of emails. We
will get to you in the order the emails were received. Again, we will NOT take
any calls on these items until Thursday.

Please send an email to with the following

If you need to have someone call you back, just include your phone number and
name. If you have a credit card on file (which most of you do) please give us
the last 4 numbers of the credit card and expiration date, verify your shipping
address in case it is different from your mailing address, make sure you put
your first and last (not your screen name) name and daytime phone number on your

Then tell us what you want to pre-order. These two pieces are currently
scheduled to arrive here in late January.

We are limiting the quantities you can order to two of each (two Astrotrains,
two Airazors) until December 11, to give all members a chance to order what they
want. Some people are not online and they will not see the announcement until
they get their newsletter. There are only 2,000 pieces of each item.

You must be a member to order these items. If someone is not a member, they can
join at the same time.

Astrotrain is $87 +shipping, Airazor is $42 +shipping. Shipping is $7 domestic
for the first item and $1 for each additional item. Foreign shipping will vary
by country. If you are placing a foreign order, we will calculate the airmail
cost and add it to your order.

Example order: if you are domestic and order one Astrotrain and one Airazor the
total cost will be $137.

Also, if you are a foreign member and need a call back, we will call you though
the time of day might be very late or very early.

We have put these rules in place to make this process as easy, simple and fair
as possible. Please follow them.

In case you are wondering why we are not taking orders online: the programmers
are working on a pre-order module for the store but it is not finished. Also it
is not a good idea to test new code with such an overwhelming amount of
processing. We would prefer to test it in a simpler environment to ensure there
is not another Nemesis Prime problem.

Thanks for your support! If you have a question please put it in the Ask Brian
area in the members forum and I will answer it. Angie and the other support
staff will be a bit busy.


Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive Figure Information!

Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club Exclusive Figure Information!
Date: Thursday, November 23rd 2006 9:00am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News, Collectables, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): shadow panther of TFW2005, Fireblast

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Today the Diamond Exclusive Botcon 2006 "Transformers Timelines: Dawn of Futures Past" comic was released. One of the pages in the comic featured an advertisement for Transformers Collectors Club membership. Featured in the advertisement are images of the box for the upcoming club exclusive Astrotrain, the mini-cons that will be included with Astrotrain, a close up of his headsculpt and the next club exclusive!

The figure will be Dawn of Futures Past Airazor. A photo of Airazor's headsculpt is featured in the advertisement. Airazor appears in the comic and is clearly a repaint Energon Slugslinger with a totally new headsculpt. You can see a scan of the advert here at TFW2005.

Update: Thanks to Fireblast we now have a comfirmation scan from the comic book itself for Airazors mould.

Transformers Chess Set Announced

Transformers News: Transformers Chess Set Announced
Date: Wednesday, November 15th 2006 6:24pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Jetstorm, and

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Many fans have wanted a Transformers chess set, and now we are getting one thanks to SOTA Toys. SOTA Toys has offically announced that they will be producing a chess set based on Transformers. Not only that, but the set will be based on the G1 cartoon. The chess set is set to be released in May 2007. Here is the product description

"Sota Toys brings us an awesome new Chess Set licensed by Hasbro. The figures in this set will be Generation One based and stand at about 3.5" tall for the larger items. The board will be Transformers themed and measture around 17" x 17" x 3". This is a large and heavy set that is fully painted.

The Autobots side of the board features:
King = Optimus Prime
Queen = Rodimus
Knight = Grimlock
Bishop = Ultra Magnus
Rook = Jazz
Pawn = Bumblebee

The Decepticon side of the board features:
King = Megatron
Queen = Galvatron
Knight = Starscream
Bishop = Soundwave
Rook = Shockwave
Pawn = Kickback"

Basic Fun to Re-release G1 Keychains

Transformers News: Basic Fun to Re-release G1 Keychains
Date: Tuesday, November 7th 2006 11:53am CST
Categories: Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): The Toy Book October 2006

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TSM-in-N.Y. of the All-Spark Boards reports about an article that can be found in "The Toy Book"'s Oct. issue. from page 78. The article is in regards to rereleasing the G1 Mini-Vehicle Keychains.

"Basic Fun will offering four styles of Transformers Generation One key chains featuring the classic characters Brawn, Windcharger, Cliff Jumper, and Bumbleebee. The assortment will be available to retailers beginning in January 2007 in anticipation of the feature film, which is to be released July 4, 2007. Also in conjuncation with the movie release, Basic Fun will introduce a broad assortment of toys including a key chain featuring an infrared motion sensor, a night scope, a listening device, and two styles of character key chain figures featuring Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Rounding out the licensed assortment, Basic Fun will offer several styles of its Magic Washcloths featuring Transformers characters and graphics".

New Transformers Unicron and Rodimus Prime Statue

Transformers News: New Transformers Unicron and Rodimus Prime Statue
Date: Wednesday, October 18th 2006 12:19pm CDT
Category: Collectables
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Xybot of

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The celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Transformers: The Movie keeps getting bigger and bigger. Diamond Select will be joining the 20th Anniversary celebration. They will be releasing a brand new Unicron and Rodimus Prime Statue! The sculpt is an Art Asylum design. For more information about this amazing statue as well as a picture click here.

Results of Wizards of the Coast Poll ABout a Transformers Card Game

Transformers News: Results of Wizards of the Coast Poll ABout a Transformers Card Game
Date: Saturday, October 14th 2006 5:49pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Collectables
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Wizards of the Coast

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Views: 17,612

Earlier this month we reported here that Wizards of the Coast was conducting a poll asking "How interested would you be in purchasing a Transformers collectible game
made by Wizards of the Coast?"
Well, the results are in and the answer by the fans is no. Here are the results posted by Wizards of the Coast:

"1 (not at all) 7223 62.1%
5 (extremely) 1593 13.7%
2 (slightly interested) 1237 10.6%
3 (moderately interested) 1037 8.9%
4 (very interested) 545 4.7%
Total 11635 100.0% "

A Transformers Monopoly Game Being Created?

Transformers News: A Transformers Monopoly Game Being Created?
Date: Tuesday, October 10th 2006 6:07am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Collectables
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): TFArchive's

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Over at, a user named "TransformersMonopoly" says he is working on a Transformers Monopoly game.

According to him, USAopoly is working by a license from Hasbro on this game. USAopoly wants to make a Monopoly game featuring 105 Transformers characters.

If you would be interested in helping them, you could contact TransformersMonopoly" in this thread. Doing that you might have a chance to have a mention in the rules or a free game.

Could this be a new product because of the new Transformers Movie?

Magic Players....want a Transformers Game?

Transformers News: Magic Players....want a Transformers Game?
Date: Friday, October 6th 2006 2:01pm CDT
Categories: Rumors, Collectables
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Redshift, Wizards of the

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Thanks to member Redshift, a new poll has been discovered on Wizards of the in regards to a possible release of a Transformers Collectible Game.

For those that want one, scroll down and let your voice be heard!

Edit: My apologies, it is a Collectible Game, not a Card Game.

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