Wednesday, March 22nd 2006 5:04am CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom
Nevermore of TFW2005
has discovered more in package images of Cybertron Nemesis Breaker, Metroplex, and Menasor on the Hong Kong newsgroup talk.transformers. These images also show the backs of the boxes with clear images of their Bios and Tech Specs. Click on the links below to view them:
Tuesday, March 21st 2006 6:40pm CST
Posted by: Hotrod
Game News International and TFormers.com
Game News International
reports that Hasbro has joined with Glu to produce mobile content based on Transformers. Here is what the report had to say:
"The Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) today announced a global licensing deal with Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, that will unleash the popular TRANSFORMERS brand and characters upon the fast-growing mobile gaming market.
"We are excited to work with Glu to deliver the popular TRANSFORMERS brand to the mobile phone, a platform that fits perfectly with the lifestyles of today's consumers," said Jane Ritson-Parsons, president of the Hasbro Properties Group. "Through Glu's expertise and mobile gaming platform, we will be able to deliver entertainment in a way that is relevant and meaningful for fans of all ages and re-introduce consumers to the biggest TRANSFORMERS hero of all time--OPTIMUS PRIME."
As part of the multi-year deal, Glu will create and distribute games and other content for mobile phones. The first wave of titles will be tied to the much-anticipated July 4, 2007 movie release of the live action TRANSFORMERS film from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. The film will be directed by Michael Bay from screenwriters John Rogers and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, and Ian Bryce are producing the film, with Steven Spielberg and Hasbro's Brian Goldner executive producing.
"The TRANSFORMERS property holds a special place in the hearts of many in the video game generation," said Jill Braff, GM of the Americas and SVP of worldwide marketing for Glu Mobile. "We're thrilled to be working with Hasbro, and believe that the legendary clashes between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS will help spread the word that with the mobile phone, there really is 'More than Meets the Eye.'"
"As a fan since childhood, I've been waiting for the TRANSFORMERS characters to make their way to the mobile scene," said Levi Buchanan, IGN.com. "Considering Glu's history, I'm looking forward to seeing how they adapt the license for mobile."
The licensing agreement with Glu Mobile is the second TRANSFORMERS deal Hasbro has announced in recent weeks. In February, Hasbro granted Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software products, the global rights, excluding Japan, to develop console, handheld and PC games based on this brand.
Both announcements, as well as two others last month, mark Hasbro's expansion into the digital media category following the company's reacquisition of its digital media rights from Infogrames Entertainment SA in June 2005."
to view Game News International's
Tuesday, March 21st 2006 6:24pm CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Hotrod
Tfw2005.com and FlamingUnicron
has posted new pictures of Transformers Cybertron Menasor and Nemesis Breaker. There are pictures of both figures in and out of package. Check them out here
has added photos of both Transformers Cybertron Metroplex, and Primus. Thanks to own FlamingUnicron for letting us know.
Tuesday, March 21st 2006 3:35pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod
confirms that T.H.S.-02 G1 Convoy is now available in Japan. Fantofan
has also revealed that a slip of paper is included with T.H.S.-02 G1 Convoy that hinted about the upcoming Masterpiece release. Fantofan
also reports more information will be available in April with the release of Dengeki Hobby Magazine, Figure Oh! and other hobby magazines. Check out new images of T.H.S.-02 G1 Convoy and the slip hinting about the upcoming Masterpiece release here
Monday, March 20th 2006 10:46pm CST
Categories: Toy News
, Sponsor News
Posted by: Hotrod
Brutimus and BigBadToyStore.com
has posted a preorder for Masterpiece Starscream on their website, which can be seen here
included the following information on the preorder page:
"Please be aware that this listing is SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Takara has not yet officially announced the release of this item, but our sources and various other sources all agree that this fantastic figure will be released in the fall. We do not know the exact price of this item, so the $109.99 price listed above MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, once we know the exact cost of the item. We will apply our standard fair and reasonable pricing for this item as we do with other Takara Transformers, and update all orders if needed. You may cancel your order at anytime, without penalty, if the price does change - no problems there.
The photo above is a teaser card which is supposedly packaged inside the box of the late March release THS-02 Convoy. Starscream looks to have similar hands to the Masterpiece Prime - each with separate moveable fingers, also notice the crown! Vehicle mode looks more realistic than ever before and robot mode equally awesome. We are unsure of the scale of the figure or how tall he will stand when compared to Masterpiece Prime. We are looking forward to this superb release and will post more news as it becomes available."
Brutimus' original post: "Looking good for this release.......
PS-They mention it is not officially announced, but this still is looking good that they back it. They haven't been wrong about anything yet.
PS#2-$109.......A bit higher than the past."
Monday, March 20th 2006 10:22pm CST
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron
Hi - Here is a big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of exciting things!
MASTERPIECE MP-03 STARSCREAM: Takara has not yet officially announced this item, but all signs point to a fall release of the MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream! We've listed an preorder for the figure at $109.99, this price MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, after Takara releases the official product info. We have estimated the retail price at $109.99 by comparing it to
past Masterpiece releases. We have a few preliminary drawings of the
figure uploaded, this 'teaser' card is supposedly packaged in the THS-02 Convoy packaging - which will be released in Japan later this week. We wanted to get this red-hot news out to you as soon as possible, please remember that the price and other details may change, but you can cancel or reduce your order at any time if needed. We'll update the site as soon as more information is known - stay tuned! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10557&mode=retail
2 BIG NEW SALES:
60 ITEM INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE: A variety of Transformers, Star Wars and many other lines are represented in this sale, including items never before included in any sales! Check out the savings on this list of 60 heavyily stocked items here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1028
50 ITEMS UNDER $5.00 SALE: We have literally thousands and thousands of
pieces of these 50 items now available at huge discounts! Many items are
even under $2.00 - check the list out here and load up on these closeouts. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=1035
These sales do not have a set end date yet, but items may be removed as our inventory runs lower.
HASBRO'S CINEMASCAPE DARTH VADER STATUE: This is Hasbro's first entry into the Statue side of Star Wars, and it is very well done. The statue stands about 17" tall including the saber, and is only available to
internet sellers! In stock now below the MSRP at $99.99
VINTAGE DEPARTMENT - 550 ITEMS: The Vintage Department just published another whopping list of 550 Star Wars and Transformers! All these items are retail/sealed and spread throughout all our SW & TF Menus. Be sure to take a swing through the menus and see if you can complete a portion of your collection that was missing items before.
TAKARA G2 LASER PRIME / BATTLE CONVOY & GALAXY FORCE SOUND BLASTER: Laser Prime will be landing on Thursday and preorders are still available for $69.99. This cool set comes with light-up headlights and accessories, spring loaded missiles and discs, and an air pump missile shooter!. The Galaxy Force Sound Blaster (repaint of GX-01 Soundwave) will be arriving in late March or early April. This exclusive is a limited edition and sure to be popular. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10474&mode=retail
= Laser Prime http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10490&mode=retail
STAR WARS SAGA VEHICLES: Hasbro will release Darth Vader's TIE Fighter and the Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter in April. Although these come packaged in a case with a few other older vehicles, we are offering them separately at $29.99 and $26.99 respectively. Check out all the ships
SPORTS PICKS PREORDERS: We've listed single figure preorders for every figure McFarlane has announced so far for 2006! No need to buy by the case and get a bunch of extras, you can now reserve all your favorite players for just $10.99 each! Including: Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Clyde Drexler, Peter Forsberg and about 60 more! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=sportspicks
DC DIRECT: DC REACTIVATED & THE RETURN OF SUPERGIRL: Preorders have just been listed for both these good looking sets. The Reactivated set of 4 features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Lobo for $44.99, and The Return of Supergirl set features a couple very nifty versions of Supergirl along with Batman, Superman and more. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10166&mode=retail
= Supergirl http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10168&mode=retail
STAR TREK TNG: Six new listings include: Season 7 Riker, Worf, and Riker Variant, "All Good Things" Riker, "Soldiers of Empire" Worf, and the exclusive First Contact Picard. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=34&company=0&category=867
FAMILY GUY WACKY WOBBLERS WAVE 2 - $9.99 EACH http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=374&company=199
DUKES OF HAZZARD DIE-CAST: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=782&category=2239
STAR WARS SCALED LIGHTSABERS: Luke & Vader Episode V http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=73&company=0&category=1416
3D MOVIE POSTERS: Nightmare on Elm Street & Rocky Horror Picture Show http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=3d+movie
NINTENDO DOTS: Bubble Bobble Set Just Added http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=631&category=2222
Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com - be sure to take advantage of some of the 110 items on sale.
Joel & The BBTS Crew
Monday, March 20th 2006 8:19pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Seibertron
Diamond Comics Distributors
The products on the list(s) below from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores on the indicated date(s) below. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.
Products available this week on March 22nd, 2006:
JAN063084 TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS (IDW) #1 $1.99
There are no Transformers or GI Joe products available next week on March 29th, 2006
(O/A) offered again
(PI) please inquire at your store
(MR) mature readers
(Note Price) new price increase