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Create Your Own Transformers Holiday Ornaments

Transformers News: Create Your Own Transformers Holiday Ornaments
Date: Friday, November 21st 2008 1:45am CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Transtopia
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Art of Transtopia

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With the holiday season kicking into full gear, trying to find ways to satisfy that Transformers need while not killing your wallet has been the main focus of many Seibertronians. Here's one way you can get into the holiday spirit without making another trip to the ATM.

With the purchase of a Robot Heroes set, and a couple items I picked up at a local hobby store, I created a Transformers based holiday ornament that wasn't just a figure hanging there. An idea of Seibertron himself, we present Hero Ornaments:

First we start with a set of Robot Heroes figures. Best thing out this is that this can work with any figures from the line, but I picked G1 Sunstreaker and Galvatron to be my test ornaments.

(Note: I tried to mimic's top notch gallery set up, but it didn't work out so well.)

Next you'll need some additions. I got these Christmas deco's at a Michaels store nearby. I spent about $5.00 USD on it.


Now the building materials. I used a hot glue gun because its fast drying and solid. You can get the same affect with some super glue or other heavy bonding glue, but if you ever want to revert these guys back to regular figs, good luck.


Notice I included the base of the packaging for the two. This will serve as the platform for the ornament. I bonded the bottom and top together to get a sturdier piece.

Next, prep the additions. I couldn't find the Santa hats on their own, so I bought this pack of Santa ornaments and removed them. Bonus is that these came with the hanging string attached, downside was they were also glued on and had to be taken off very carefully.


Now just glue and set. Make sure to see exactly where you want your extras to go prior to placing glue. Like I said before, a hot glue gun or super glue will set pretty fast, so you're gonna have to know where you want what you want before you decide to glue. Let the figures set for about 5 minutes so the glue bonds cure before hanging.


And there you have it. Transformers holiday ornaments that actually look like holiday ornaments.



Happy Holidays Seibertronians!

More Colour images of Disney TF Crossover

Transformers News: More Colour images of Disney TF Crossover
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 5:47pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s):,

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Views: 15,873

More colour images have been posted of the yet officially un-named Mickey Mouse Disney Crossover transformer at online store

These images are clearer than any others seen thus far, and show off the Mickey Mouse Transformer in both modes:


To check out the original posting of these images, please click here.

HASBRO wants your input

Transformers News: HASBRO wants your input
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 5:09pm CST
Categories: Toy News, People News, Company News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): HASBRO

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Views: 11,287 has posted a short survey aimed at the Transformers community asking questions on why you collect Transformers.

The 31 question survey seems to get the pulse of the collector and targets what we look for when purchasing our beloved Robots In Disguise.

Let HASBRO know how you feel by doing the survey here.

Toys R Us "Black Friday" Sale to be BIG

Transformers News: Toys R Us "Black Friday" Sale to be BIG
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 2:43pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Press Releases, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Toys R Us

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Here at, we're dedicated to helping you find the best news, information and deals to satisfy your Transformers needs. With that, here's info that's hot off the presses.

Toys R Us has just issued a press release regarding its upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend "Black Friday" Sale. Appearing in select newspapers and at their website on Thursday, November 27th, 2008, Toys R Us will launch its "BIGGEST 2-day sale while offering the lowest prices of the season".

The ad will be a 24 page circular that will feature over 100 "Doorbuster" deals while offering over $6000.00 USD in additional savings.

Want to plan your Black Friday Sale attack? Seibertronians can go to beginning Wednesday, November 26 at midnight for a sneak-peek of more than 50 additional unadvertised “Mystery Doorbusters” that will be available only in Toys“R”Us stores on Black Friday.

Here's just a portion of the goods that will be available Friday, November 28, from 5am – 1pm, while supplies last::

* FREE Play Station 2 Deal – 6 FREE Games, FREE “21” DVD and FREE Play Station 2 DVD Remote with the purchase of the Play Station 2 System
* FREE $50 Toys“R”Us Gift Card with the purchase of a Black 16GB iPod nano®
* FREE Nintendo® DS™ accessory with the purchase of Nintendo® DS™ Brain Age Bundle or Nintendo® DS™ Super Mario Bros. Bundle
* More than 80% off Xbox 360 Wired Guitar Hero Game Controller
* 60% off TOYMAX EyeClops® from JAKKS Pacific®
* 60% off Disney® High School Musical 2 Figures 3-Pack
* More than 50% off Littlest Pet Shop VIP Plush Pets from Hasbro®
* Up to 50% off Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle for Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360
* 50% off Little Tikes® Diggers
* 50% off Jumbo Talking Elmo from Fisher-Price®
* 50% off Huffy® Scooters (Power Rangers and Cinderella, sold separately)
* 33% off V-Tech® Learning Laptop
* More than 30% off Thomas & Friends® Train Sets (Thomas & Percy Wooden Starter Set and Great Race Take Along Set, sold separately)
* $60 off iHome® Portable iPod® Docking Station (iPod® sold separately)
* $50 off Sony® 7.2MP Pink Cybershot Digital Camera

And for those who just don't do the before dawn thing, here's a portion of the deals to be found on Friday, November 29th, 2008 and Saturday, November 30th, 2008:

* FREE Smart Animals 2-Pack with the purchase of Smart Animals Scanopedia from Discovery Kids®
* FREE Spiral Train Set with the purchase of Arch Train Table from Imaginarium®
* More than 70% off Nick® Scene It? and Pirates of the Caribbean Scene It?
* More than 65% off Dance Dance Revolution DVD Game and Twister® DVD Game
* Up to 55% off Select Hasbro® Games
[i] * 50% off Star Wars 10” Transformers Millennium Falcon from [i]Hasbro®
* 50% off Barbie® Princess 2-Pack Dolls from Mattel®
* 50% off Infrared Mini R/C Helicopter from Fast Lane
* 50% off iPod® Dock & Clock Radio (iPod® sold separately)
* $9.99 Sale on ALL Skateboards, Helmet & Pads from Channel One®
* $20 off Disney® High School Musical Alarm Clock with iPod® Dock (iPod® sold separately)
* More than $40 off Electric Guitar Pack from First Act®
* $70 off Woodland Climber from Step 2®
* $80 off Picnic on the Patio Playhouse from Little Tikes®
* $500 off Easton 7-foot 2-in-1 Swivel Combo Table

We can only imagine the Transformers goodies that await those hordes of shoppers. Here's hoping there's a doorbuster deal that you've been waiting for.

Clearer images of ROTF Soundwave Figure

Transformers News: Clearer images of ROTF Soundwave Figure
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 1:56pm CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s):

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Views: 23,386 has posted some new images of the alleged Movie Soundwave figure from the Revenge of the Fallen toy line. The pictures looked to be darkened out, not showing all the details of the figure, so I've taken the liberty of lightening them up a little bit without trying to compromise the integrity of the original pictures.


From the looks of the images, this appears to be his Cybertronian mode, reminiscent of Transformers Cybertron Vector Prime:


Could this mean we will see three Movie Soundwave figures? Cybertron mode, Satellite mode and an Earth mode? Stay tuned to to find out.

To view the original images, click here.

Sale on Transformers Scout Class and Movie Legends

Transformers News: Sale on Transformers Scout Class and Movie Legends
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 11:58am CST
Categories: Toy News, Sightings, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Target Stores

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Views: 19,714 News Moderator Fender Bender informed me of a sale going on at Target Stores in his area. He asked me to go ahead and check out my local stores to see if this sale was available there as well.

After checking prices using the in house price check scanners, both scout class figures and TF Movie legends figures were on sale. My local price for scout class figures was $8.99 USD on sale for $4.99 USD. Movie legends were priced at $6.99 USD and are now $4.99 USD as well.

Store associates at my Target store confirmed Fender Benders report that this sale will be going on until December 4th, 2008.

Now would be a great time to get those figures you didn't want to pay top dollar for and possibly help out our efforts to support Toys For Tots.

Update: Ticobot 2008 - First Transformers convention in Costa Rica

Transformers News: Update: Ticobot 2008 - First Transformers convention in Costa Rica
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 11:10am CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Site Articles, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): mdverde

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Views: 33,032 mdverde has posted an update regarding TICOBOT, the first Transformers Convention ever to be held in Costa Rica. After what we're being showed here, we can only imagine what to expect next year. Here's what was shared:

Ticobot was a huge success beyond all expectations.

Early in the morning on Saturday, November 1st, it was noted that this won’t be a normal weekend at the Children’s Museum. The crowd seemed eager to enter to the building where the first Transformers convention in Costa Rica will be held. A long queue of about 600 feet was formed out of the former stronghold and the people stream was constant during the day and even was increased during the Sunday.

At the main lounge of the Youth Complex of the Children’s Museum, named “Kaopakawe” (by its aboriginal name), several sponsors and mini-stores were located, with a lot of Transformers related products, among comics, mecha and anime stuff. In the back yard of the building, some real cars were shown, including a Shelby GT500 2008 that left with their mouths open to many people, by for its resemblance to the Camaro Bumblebee from the live action Movie. Also a classic Volskwagen Beetle was shown homage to G1 Bumblebee, and a Transformer-themed Nissan Sentra.



The display of thousands of figures from characters from all Transformers eras, from 1984 to 2008, talks, movie and cartoon projections, contests, trivias, video games, face painting for children, and even a Soundwave costume, gave a lot to talk about to attendants and the media, telling that the event was a total success, even exceeding the organizing group expectations.



The event closed with a little concert with the excellent Costa Rican band Tres16, who performed several songs from the Transformers cartoons and movies, and also from other 80s cartoons.


According to official numbers from the Children’s Museum, 7,000 people attended Ticobot 2008 during the weekend, breaking all assistance records. Long queues were made to enter the main attraction of the event, the figure display area.

Entire families came to enjoy the convention, even from the most remote cities of the country and they left very satisfied, asking why there wasn’t an event like that before, and when will be the next one.

Right now, the Ticobot group is working in the “Ticobot 2009” that will be held on July 2009, some weeks after the premiere of the film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. See you next year!

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Projections, trivia, talks and other games:



Photo Galleries:

Ticobot 2008, day 1 by mdverde
Ticobot 2008, day 2 by mdverde
Figures by Jason Brenes
Ticobot 2008, professional gallery by Andrés Guevara, day 1
"Robots took over Costa Rica", gallery in Viva Magazine, La Nación newspaper
Gallery in


Tres16 performing "The touch"

Tres16 performing "Transformers Theme" from the 1986 motion picture

New Image of Animated Wreck-Gar Figure

Transformers News: New Image of Animated Wreck-Gar Figure
Date: Thursday, November 20th 2008 8:13am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Yizhi521,

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Yizhi521 of has giving us another sneak-peek at an upcoming figure, this time it's the Voyager-class Wreck-Gar toy from the Transformers: Animated line. The image only shows us the figure's vehicle mode.

See the image in the original thread by clicking here.


NFR's Top Toys for 2008 Holiday Season

Transformers News: NFR's Top Toys for 2008 Holiday Season
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 10:53am CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): National Retail Federation

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Views: 29,500

The National Retail Federation recently conducted a survey amongst holiday shoppers and got the scoop on what consumers say are the hottest toys to grab this Holiday season.

The TRANSFORMERS brand ranked 5th in the top 10 toys for boys catagory, just behind Video Games and the Ninentdo Wii console but beating out Star Wars and XBOX 360.

2008 Top Toys for Boys

1. Video Games
2. Nintendo Wii
4. Cars (generic)
5. Transformers
6. Elmo
7. Star Wars
8. Hot Wheels
9. Remote Controlled Vehicles
10. Xbox 360

Another interesting report the survey had was that 77 percent of shoppers who participated had less than 10 percent of the their holiday shopping done. In a statement made by NFR President and CEO Tracy Mullen, she cited that “Americans may be hesitant to purchase expensive gifts this holiday season, but personal and practical gifts will resonate most with shoppers this year.” She also said that “Though many companies have already been featuring substantial sales and discounts, retailers may still have a few tricks up their sleeves to attract and entice holiday shoppers.”

Whoa nelly! With Walmart already featuring Transformers Deluxe class figures at $7.77 USD, and TARGET Stores following suit at $7.79 USD for the same class figures, the thought of getting better deals on Transformers figures may just bump Video Games out of that number one spot.

Stay tuned to for all the latest news on Transformers Toys and Products.

Henkei Ironhide - Carded Pictures

Transformers News: Henkei Ironhide - Carded Pictures
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 6:31am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Stormrider

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Views: 7,635

Carded images of Henkei Ironhide have appeared on Yahoo Japan Auctions, revealing the box art. This figure will be released tomorrow along with the previously seen Henkei Galvatron.

Click here to see the original page.

Galvatron can be seen here.


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