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The Gimmick for TF: Energon

Transformers News: The Gimmick for TF: Energon
Date: Sunday, June 15th 2003 7:53pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth

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Gimmicks, gimmicks, gimmicks! Lately Transformers toys have been all about gimmicks. And by "lately" I mean in the last fifteen or so years. Be it Headmasters, Targetmasters, Powermasters, Breast Force, Pretenders, Laser Rods, Actionmasters, Transmetals, Powerdashers, Micromasters, or Mini-Cons, it seems that giant robots engaged in a civil war spanning millions of years, hundreds of episodes, and a metric ton of comic books just isn´t cool enough for kids these days. Energon too will feature a gimmick? Will it be another "Gotta Catch ´em All" gimmick like the mini-cons? No. This time each side will have their own gimmick. The Autobots will resurrect the fan-favorite gimmick of combining. The Decepticons´ gimmick will harken back to the days of Astrotrain and Blitzwing and utilize Triple-Changing to its n-th degree. This should make for an interesting series, and a fun overall toyline!

Scorponok is in Energon

Transformers News: Scorponok is in Energon
Date: Friday, June 13th 2003 4:32pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): Orson

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Hasbro´s lead designer has confirmed that the Scorponok-like Decepticon featured at the Licensing Show was, in fact, Scorponok. Megatron will still be in the series, but we´ve yet to catch a glimpse of the notorious Decepticon leader. The question now is will Scorponok be a reissue of the classic figure or a new mold? We´ll find out soon enough...

Interesting Notes from Pat Lee.

Transformers News: Interesting Notes from Pat Lee.
Date: Tuesday, June 10th 2003 5:57pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): Soundwave 75

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After a recent Dreamwave Productions appearence, Soundwave75 of the DREAMWAVE BOARDS returned with some interesting notes straight from the mouth of Pat Lee.
Dreamwave isn´t going after the rights to the Japanese Transformers series. At least not now. Though he mentioned that "Maybe in a few years..."
When asked about the upcoming (and highly anticipated) Worlds Collide story in Armada (Starting with issue 14 in August) he mentioned that we could expect more G1 characters in the series than just Galvatron. Who will these other characters be? Scourge? Cyclonus? Goldbug? We just don´t know. Yet...

Hidden Messages in the Beast Wars?

Transformers News: Hidden Messages in the Beast Wars?
Date: Tuesday, June 10th 2003 5:36pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): Codebreaker/Transfandom

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Views: 40,565

The Maximal and Predacon alphabets have been cracked. What secrets do these highly evolved (and highly entertaining) Transformers hold? A cure to cancer? A remedy to the deadly SARS virus? The cosmic forces that allowed the Chicago Cubs to triumph over the New York Yankees? Probably not. But give it a look anyway, it´s something to do.

New Storm Jet repaint?

Transformers News: New Storm Jet repaint?
Date: Monday, June 9th 2003 11:32am CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Abrogate | Credit(s): reactor_44

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We got a tip about a Jetstorm prototype currently on ebay. It has a nice orange and grey color scheme with a Decepticon symbol. Though the color scheme probably isn´t final as this is just a test shot. Could this be another Universe figure? Check it out here.

Did Hasbro Really Issue This Statement?

Transformers News: Did Hasbro Really Issue This Statement?
Date: Saturday, May 31st 2003 1:18pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth

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In a word: No. What follows was a clever little jab at current events in the fandom written by a fan:

"All attendees are to be aware that only Official Hasbro products are to be allowed in. Anyone wearing a homemade Transformers t-shirt will be asked to leave the premises. Any merchandise for sale such as Marvel Transformers comics will be removed due to license problems, and they also contradict current brand usage. A version of TF:TM dubbed to replace the phrase "H*t R*d" with the accurate character name of Rodimus Major will be screened. All toy dealers must be aware that they can only sell figures and accessories that conform to current toy safety standards and licenses.
Remember, we´re fans just like you,
Sincerely,
Hasbro PLC"
This "statement" has been making its way around the boards today. And, for once, I´m going to squash a rumor instead of spreading one. This is NOT true. It´s biting sarcasm for the most part, but becomes an obvious joke when it makes mention of editing Hot Rod´s name. Don´t worry, dealers will still be selling Takara products (and prototypes) and you won´t have to remove your home-made Transformer shirt. Hasbro would not have the authority to stop dealers from selling Non-Hasbro products (with the exception of bootlegged G1 tapes).

Does a FULL SCALE Optimus Prime exist in the UK?

Transformers News: Does a FULL SCALE Optimus Prime exist in the UK?
Date: Friday, May 30th 2003 4:28pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): Wazzull

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The following has been taken (and slightly edited) from the Energon Pub.

In Australia, There is a radio station that goes by the name of Triple J. On tuesday afternoons they have a guy come in and talk about all of our favourite tv shows from the 80´s, and this week it was transformers. On Wednesday, they were contacted by a gent from the UK who, with a lot of help from some friends and a large bank loan, built a working transformer out of two APC´s. It was, of course, Optimus Prime, and apparently, they could get him to transform and stand up. The guys said that as soon as Hasbro got word of this unbelievable creation, they threatened to sue the pants off the creators if they ever used him. So Optimus Prime is apparently sitting in a garage somewhere in the UK, gathering dust.
Could this be true? Does a real-life Optimus Prime (or Convoy to our Japanese readers) exist in a garage in the UK? Some of you may recall a similar rumor floating around a couple of years back (before yours truly was around to help keep track of such things). Such a think would definately be possible, especially considering Optimus Prime´s fairly simple Transformation, but it would take a pretty good chunk of change to make it a reality. Then there´s the problem of getting it to stand up. As with many rumors, this is "Definately possible, highly unlikely!"

Takara's Soundwave to include an "Energon Cube?"

Transformers News: Takara's Soundwave to include an "Energon Cube?"
Date: Tuesday, May 27th 2003 9:25pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth

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Since Soundwave´s TAKARA reissue was announcced several days ago, an interesting little rumor has popped up. The rumor in question is that Soundwave will include an Energon Cube accessory. There´s absolutely nothing to confirm this at present, however if TAKARA continues the trend of adding little "goodies" with their reissues, this isn´t completely out of the realm of possibility.

Anime Video to fansub TFG1?

Transformers News: Anime Video to fansub TFG1?
Date: Saturday, May 17th 2003 1:48pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Transformer | Credit(s): Anime Video

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Rumors are circulating in the Anime Industrie that a Fansubbing group called "Anime Video" is considering of subtitling the TFG1 series composed of: Super Robot Life, 2010, The Headmasters, Super God Master Force, and Victory. But here is the best part...if they do decide to go on with this project, they are only going to subtitle 202 episodes and the feature length movie, so that all 5 seasons can flow into a single continuity. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com and The Professor Smooth Rumor Page for more information as it becomes available!

How big are Unicron and Tidalwave?

Transformers News: How big are Unicron and Tidalwave?
Date: Friday, May 16th 2003 12:52pm CDT
Category: Rumors
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): NewOrder

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Views: 37,760

We´ve all heard that Unicron is going be quite large (16 inches) and that Tidalwave will be a massive figure as well. But a recent picture that´s been brought to our attention shows just how big these figures really are. Notice the Beast Wars figure in the background...

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