Thursday, June 8th 2006 6:00pm CDT
Categories: Toy News
Posted by: Darth Bombshell
TFW2005, Ages Three And Up
Rumours have goon back and forth over this but TFW2005 have posted a news bit from the latest Ages Three and Up newsletter, 'confirming' that the upcoming Kiss Convoy figure will be done in diecast metal. The following is the exact quote from the newsletter:
|Another rising concern on preorders is the Convoy and Melissa figure. There has been talk of this being a plastic version of the Alternators Prime figure. I have received confirmation from Takara that is WILL be a part of the Binaltech line and will be done in Die-Cast. Images that have been shown to date are of prototype paint and was all done on an Alternators version of this figure. The final product will be done in Binaltech style. |
Thursday, June 8th 2006 4:27pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit
Remy of TFKenkon
has managed to get a hold of the brown Energon Divebomb reported earlier, and has made a small gallery
to show it off. The identity is the toy is still a mystery, but we'll keep you informed.
You can view the gallery from here
Thursday, June 8th 2006 10:50am CDT
Categories: Movie News
, People News
Posted by: Hotrod
MTV.com and DESTRO of TFW2005
For awhile now we have known Tyrese Gibson will be in the Transformers Movie. Now thanks to MTV.com
we now know for certain he will be playing the part of Epps. Here is what MTV.com
"Tyrese Gibson has been an actor, singer and model, so it's no surprise that he's hard at work on a film that offers fans more than meets the eye. "I grew up on 'Transformers,' " he said of the 1980s cartoon that is currently being made into a big-budget action flick. "It's a $200 million budget, and they are having a good time out there," Gibson reported, stepping away briefly from the New Mexico Air Force base that has been his home for three weeks of filming. "We are doing it up. It's going to be special." Still marveling over the vehicles he has seen, the actor said he couldn't divulge any details about the classic Transformers (Optimus Prime, Megatron, etc.) or the new additions that will appear in the November 2007 movie. "The film is top-secret. They've got me on a straight tight lip on this one. But the director, Michael Bay, is doing an incredible job. [Producer Steven] Spielberg pops his head around the set all the time. It's been crazy, man; it's a dream package for me. I love all the characters." When asked for any kind of "Transformers: The Movie" script details, Gibson could only shrug and offer up the little that he is allowed to say: "My character's name is Epps." ..."
To read the original article go to MTV.com
Thursday, June 8th 2006 10:30am CDT
Categories: Toy News
, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod
Our own cbff has passed on a potentially interesting piece of information. Cbff has received word of some new possible listings in the Wal-Mart computer database. Here is the information cbff has passed on:
"A friend of mine who works at a Walmart here in Wisconsin has passed me an e-mail with some interesting tid-bits:
> WIND SHEER
> FLYING DINOS
> MINICON BACKHOE VS
> MINICON POLICE C
> There were also three deluxes listed as TRA CYBER
> ARMADA TBA1, TBA2,
> and TBA3. I don't know whether two of these are
> Prime and Demolishor,
> but it'd still leave another one unaccounted for.
Let the speculation begin! :D"
Thursday, June 8th 2006 6:23am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Calenatarion
shockwaveuk, tfauctions, Wildfur Productions
Want to get an exclusive IDW Publishing cover? Well, now is your chance!
have put up some auctions for Andrew Wildman's remaining copies of his Exclusive Auto Assembly cover for Infiltration Issue 1! At the moment there are still 49 of these Transformers comics available and you can get them by bidding on the auction!
Note that these are put up in batches of 5.
Click to check out te auctions!
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 3:47pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
New pictures of Transformers Cybertron Demolisher have surfaced. Cybertron Demolisher is a repaint of Armada Demolisher. TFormers.com
has pictures of Demolisher in and out of the package. Check the new pictures out here
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 3:09pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
about a variety of new arrivals and more new preorders.
CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES: Be sure to check out current sale with 20 individual clearance items as well as 20 clearance menus - all with great
discounts up to 60% off! Items will begin to be removed from these menus
soon, so take advantage of the savings now.
CINEMAQUETTES & $250 BBTS GIFT CARD! Buy either the TX Terminatrix or
T-850 Arnold Cinemaquette and receive a $250 BBTS Store Credit after your
order is paid in full and shipped! We plan to sell only a few pieces of
each item before ending this promotion. The $250 store credit is good on any future order or preorder http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=cinemaquettes
JAKKS PACIFIC WWE WRESTLING: We've just received 6 new waves of wrestling figures including the very popular WWE Classics Wave 10 - which includes a
variety of superstars from the past. Other arrivals include Deluxe
Aggression Wave 2, Survivor Series, Ruthless Aggression 19, Adrenaline 18, and Ring Giants 5. All items are available as full sets of figures for reasonable pricing. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=24
SPORTS PICKS MLB 15: All 6 regular figures are now in stock for just $9.99 each! Choose from Andruw Jones, Carlos Delgado, Chad Cordero, Derrek Lee, Johan Santana, or Miguel Cabrera. The Andruw Jones variant is in stock for $15.99 as well. We have preorders up for many other sports picks figures. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=499&category=2228
REVOLTECH: The first 3 figures from Kaiyodo's new highly poseable line have just arrived. Getter 1, Dougram, and Dante are each priced at $19.99 and come packaged in a very nice matte finished box. A variety of upcoming Revoltech figures are also available to preorder http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=revoltech
BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT - TRANSFORMERS: The vintage department has just processed a shipment of hard to find Japanese Beast Wars, Japanese G1, American G1, and a variety of E-hobby and other recent exclusives and repaints. Check out the most recent listings here, or browse through your favorite menus for previous listings. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/productlist.aspx?browse=1&mode=vintage&list=recent
TO HEART 2 - MANAKA KOMAKI: A cool little PVC statue packed in not just a window box, but a 4-window box for your viewing pleasure. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UAR10000&mode=retail
SIN CITY MARV - COMIC VERSION: A limited edition figure from Dark Horse that comes in a collectable tin. In stock now for $44.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DHC10001&mode=retail
GALAXY FORCE: The GC-22 Sonic Bomber is back in stock for $39.99 and more GC-16 Ligerjack have arrived for $31.99
KRYPT KIDDIES: A new series of very creepy baby style dolls - $26.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=798
MACROSS 1/48 LOW VISIBILITY VERISON 2: More new Valks - arrives Monday! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10136&mode=retail
GI JOE SWORDS: Arriving by the end of June - Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=761
STREET FIGHTER 4: Special Reduced Pricing - $44.99 per set of 5 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SOT10042&mode=retail
CYBERTRON METROPLEX: Finally another big-guy - arriving soon for $44.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS11511&mode=retail
SOUL OF CHOGOKIN: Combattler V arrives next week and Voltes V will begin to show up during the next 2 - 4 weeks - preorders open for both! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=37
STAR WARS R2-D2 & C-3PO KOTO MODEL KIT: The folks at Kotobukiya keep cranking out more excellent new 1/7 high quality, low difficulty model kits. The latest kit features R2 and C-3PO all shined up and ready to display on a nice base. The MSRP on this kit is $150, we thought that was a bit much so we lowered our price to $124.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10047&mode=retail
GUNDAM PREORDERS: The next 4 figures from the HCM Pro series have been
listed: #29 Sazabi, #30 Punitive Force Set, #31 Re-GZ, #32 Gelgoog.
These range from $22.99 to $36.99. Two new Master Grade 1/100 kits have also just been announced. The Gundam F91 is up for $42.99 and the awesome Gundam Astray Gold Frama Amatu is $49.99 - images available for all. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=443&company=0&category=1119
= HCM http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=444&company=0&category=1110
= Master Grade
TRANSFORMERS ENERGY CUBES: A new group has formed to create accessories for your favorite transformers. Their first release is new take on Energy Cubes. These cubes are about 3/4" and made of acrylic. We have sets of 8
cubes up for preorder at $12.99, and a big box of 64 up for $84.99. The
cool Unicron.com version of Energy Cubers are also in stock now. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=21
HOT TOYS 4" ALIEN VS USCM SNAP KITS: We've had a ton of requests for this new set of Snap Kits and now have them on the site. A box of 12 kits will most likely contain all 10 different figures plus a few duplicates, and they are coming out in July for $119.99 per box of 12. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10013&mode=retail
STIKFAS DELUXE DOME WALKER KIT: A brand new kit has just been announced by Stikfas - this kit comes with a G2 Alpha Male and a large walking dome-headed pod that the figure sits in. There will be all sorts of fun variations you can make with this kit - preorders are available at $16.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=STK10064&mode=retail
VOTOMS / SCOPEDOG - 1:12 STRONG BRACCHUS: Another cool looking mech from Yamato, this one features a dark blue color scheme and is priced quite a bit under the MSRP at $169.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10183&mode=retail
JOHN WAYNE GREEN BERET 12": Sideshow's newest figure features John Wayne as an iconic Green Beret with rifle and highly realistic uniform - up for preorder at $47.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10355&mode=retail
FRANK FRAZETTA - SNOW GIANTS STATUE: This statue does an amazing job at capturing the look and feel of Frazetta's Snow Giants artwork. We have 3 images of the statue as well as a photo of the artwork itself for your comparison. This statue is $50 under the MSRP at $299.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=RAS10006&mode=retail
-- POWER RANGERS - BOUKENGER: The Go Go Gattai DX Siren Builder and DX Super Dai Bouken are up for preorder at $79.99 and $149.99 respectively - no images yet, but we'll upload them as soon as they surface. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=342&category=1957
--MACHINE ROBO MUGENBINE: Five new preorders for the summer releases have just gone up, including a couple somewhat larger sets and 3 regular sized sets. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=39&category=66
--GODZILLA: Bandai will be releasing a limited edition Clear Godzilla and Angurus set - up for preorder now at $34.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN10892&mode=retail
MEZCO'S DELUXE TALKING MR. HANKEY: Now Mr. Hankey can talk with you at home, who doesn't need a 9" talking poo? He speaks 12 phrases http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ10145&mode=retail
MEZCO'S DELUXE TALKING QUAGMIRE: This new 9" figure speaks 10 phrases http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MEZ10146&mode=retail
ANIME ITEMS: A variety of new and repainted items for your enjoyment:
--CAPCOM COMPANION CHARACTERS - A box of 12 beautiful fighting ladies. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=CAP10006&mode=retail
--PSE SOLID COLLECTION - RANGE MURATE - box of 10 for $64.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=OGU10002&mode=retail
--TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS - Lynx - a fresh repaint of a very hot seller http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=728
--SORAYAMA STATUE - SILVER BOBBED REPLICANT - 1/6 scale with bullwhip! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=YAM10182&mode=retail
--BUNNY GIRL RIDIA - Special Edition repaint - $33.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=691&category=1955
--HEAVY GAUGE CAPCOM GIRLS - Three new repainted special editions http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=heavy+gauge
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com
and be sure to check out some of the new items listed above.
Joel & The BBTS Crew
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:44am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
Yesterday we reported here
had posted pictures of Transformers Classics Astrotrain, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream in and out of package. Now today TFormers.com
has posted new pictures of Transformers Classics Rodimus. These pictures include both in and out of package shots as well. Check them out here
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:30am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod
Malin Huffman has stopped by again and has passed along even more news about Iacon One. This time Malin has announced the event lineup for Friday July 7. Here is his message:
"The next stop on the Transformers convention circuit in 2006 is Iacon One, and it's almost here, so without further delay, it's time to announce the activity lineup for Friday, July 7.
Friday night at Iacon One - "It's all about the toys!"
Remember, activities on Friday are ONLY available to pre-registrants. (Pre-registration available only through June 17, so act now) Also, today (June 7) is the last day to get our guaranteed discounted rates at the convention hotel, the Hilton Fort Wayne, so don't wait any longer, book your room today!
(Tentative schedule, subject to fluctuation - final Friday and Saturday schedule will be posted to the web site/e-mailed out a couple of weeks before the show.)
From 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., pick up your pre-registration materials.
Dealers may begin setting up in the dealer room during this time.
Pre-registrants can hang out with your fellow fans in our game room / lounge area, where we'll be running Transformers trivia games and more!
6 p.m. - "The Golden Disk Awards dinner "
Enjoy an intimate and relaxing dinner with your fellow fans, and our special guests: Scott McNeil, Venus Terzo, David Sobolov, and Bob Budiansky! Featuring a live awards presentation, and a dinner-EXCLUSIVE souvenir toy accessory, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Transformers: The Movie".
It's not too late to get admission to this limited seating fan event - purchase your tickets NOW with pre-registration!
7:45 p.m. - Special event: "Transformers VS Gobots"
Esteemed Japanese fan and collector Fumihiko Akiyama will present a fascinating look at the world of Transformers from the international point of view. We're honored to have Fumihiko join us at Iacon One, don't miss this special presentation!
9:00 p.m. - Special event: "Making the Transformers"
Join Andrew Frankel and Joe Kyde for a special Q&A session. What's so special about these two long-time fans? Why, they've both worked on the Transformers toy line at Hasbro! Andrew's contributions to the line include the store-exclusive figure 'Cryotek', and you've probably seen Joe's work on the shelves in the past few years - character color designs for toylines including Transformers Armada. Bring your questions and enjoy this 'behind the scenes' discussion on the production of Transformers toys!
To get admission to these special fan events on Friday at Iacon One, pre-register now. And don't forget to order our special souvenir accessory set - preview of the next piece coming very, very soon!"
Wednesday, June 7th 2006 11:27am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod
Malin Huffman has stopped by our forums to remind everyone that discount rates for hotel rooms for the Iacon One convention starts today and will last until tomarrow. This is Malin's message:
"Just a quick reminder, today (June 7) is the last day to get guaranteed discounted rates at the convention hotel for Iacon One, the Hilton Fort Wayne, so book your room now!
Also, Iacon One pre-registration is available only through June 17. See my other post for a rundown of special activities planned for Friday for pre-registrants, and keep watching for an additional preview of our souvenir accessory set...
Great guests, souvenirs, and special presentations, and a dealer room with all your favorite Transformers merchandise... don't miss out on THE Transformers fan destination of the summer!"