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Transformers Robots In disguise Turns 5 Today!

Transformers News: Transformers Robots In disguise Turns 5 Today!
Date: Friday, September 8th 2006 2:47pm CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Raymond T.

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Ex-News Crew member and Energon Pub member Raymond T. has posted the following on our Cartoons and Comic Forum, Happy Birthday RID!:

It seems most of the community has forgotten it. But I haven't. Today (September 8th) marks the 5th anniversary of the cartoon series of Robots In Disguise.

The series marked the definite return to vehicle disguises after the public was given Beast Wars and Beast Machines in the years before. Previously produced for the Japanese/Asian market, the series was translated and re-written. One of the people behind it was Michael McConnohie, who years earlier played Cosmos and Tracks on the original show.

The series became more than met the eyes several days after the first episode aired, when on September 11th the world was shocked by the terrorist attacks on the twin towers. As the days progressed in the dark days, voice actor to RiD's Optimus Prime Neil Kaplan received E-mails from people drawing hope and strength from his incarnation of Optimus Prime which, as fate would have it, was designed as a firetruck. One of the many symbols of peace and hope that emerged after the attacks.

In recent years we have also been struck with tragedy as we have already lost some fine voice actors from the Robots in Disguise show.

Bob Papenbrook [RiD Mega-Octane, Ruination]
18-09-1955/17-03-2006 (chronic lung condition)
Barry Stigler [RiD Scourge]
??-??-1948/01-03-2005 (??)

The show marked the rebirth of the old Transformers concept and made way for the new shows of Armada, Energon and Cybertron. I may also have had some pull in getting the Transformers movie, which is now in production, green lit.

Robots In Disguise changed before your eyes and was much more than meets the eye!

The Photo Contest Results!

Transformers News: The Photo Contest Results!
Date: Friday, September 8th 2006 1:08pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Site Articles
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): The Judge Team

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The Photocontest has come to an end. This contest had even more great entries. The other judges and myself had a hard time judging all the entries.

But, we finished and posted the results as following:

In 3rd Place - Lapse Of Reason: 8.33

Although there was some debate to the legitimacy of this picture, Lapse proved it was all done honestly. And a good thing too, as this is one fine picture. Funny, keeps to the theme, and very clear. Good job!

In 2nd Place - Onyx Prime: 8.40

Proving you don't need to enter early to score high, Onyx Prime gives us a crossover that nearly everyone has thought of, buts pulls it off well all the same. The real winner is all the props and how they are interacted with.

In 1st Place - magus: 8.67

Lighting can be a real pain, but magus uses it to great effect here. The poses are also some top notch stuff. Great work magus, you are this contest's winner!

Lapse of Reason, Onyx Prime and magus: congratulations. You can see your prizes in the Results thread.

Alternators Camshaft and Mirage Sighted in Canada!

Transformers News: Alternators Camshaft and Mirage Sighted in Canada!
Date: Friday, September 8th 2006 12:18pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Sightings
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s):'s

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We have some good news for our Canadian collectors! reports that has found Alternators Camshaft and Mirage in a Toy's R Us store in Toronto.
He found these two figures in the wave together with Alternators Optimus Prime and Meister.

Click here for the original report.

G1 Soundwave now available for pre-order at

Transformers News: G1 Soundwave now available for pre-order at
Date: Friday, September 8th 2006 12:03pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Michael Futter

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That's right my friends! The infamous G1 Soundwave is now available for pre-order for $29.99 at It looks like he will be available just in time for Christmas later this year with a December release date. There are no official pictures available yet of the toy or packaging. The toy will be a Soundwave colored repaint of the Japanese exclusive Soundblaster toy which will be able to hold both of the cassettes which come packaged with Soundwave (Laserbeak and Ravage).

Product Description

It's a world where things are not what they seem. It's a world of heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons who are known as The Transformers! You hold in your hands a reproduction of one of the most popular Generation 1 Transformers characters of all time. Identical to the original toy, this convertible action figure lets you reproduce all the action of the sinister Soundwave. It is said Soundwave can hear a fly sneeze. Uses anything he hears for blackmail to advance his status. Opportunist. Despised by all other Decepticons. Sensors can detect even lowest energy radio transmissions. Able to read minds by monitoring electrical brain impulses. Acts as radio link for others. Locates and identifies Autobots, then informs Decepticons. Carries a concussion blaster gun. Often target of retaliation by his comrades.

Manufacturer's Age: 5 years and up
Child Weight Min: 0 lbs
Child Weight Max: 0 lbs

Item #: 744209
SKU: 7F88CA11
UPC/EAN/ISBN: 653569216674
Manufacturer #: 27312

You can order G1 Soundwave at

TakaraTomy update Generation 1 Sites

Transformers News: TakaraTomy update Generation 1 Sites
Date: Friday, September 8th 2006 7:16am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): TakaraTomy

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TakaraTomy have updated their Transformers website with several new pages. First up is the MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream page, followed by MP-04 Masterpiece Convoy Complete Edition, and last but not least, the Kiss Players line also gets an update with Kiss Players Figure Collection Atari & Autolooper.

2 new pictures from the Transformers movie ...

Transformers News: 2 new pictures from the Transformers movie ...
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 7:57pm CDT
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Joey Germani

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A couple of new Transformers Movie pictures from member Joey Germani. If I can make out the characters correctly in this diagram of a film-shoot setup, I believe the Transformers are as follows from top left to bottom right: Megatron, Frenzy (look by Megatron's left left), Starscream (it looks like there are 3 Transformers behind him on your left - look for the white stands that these prop pieces are on), Ratchet (to the right of Starscream next to the building ... though I'm not 100% sure), Bonecrusher (??? - bottom left corner), Bumblebee and Jazz. If I have any of this information incorrect, please post in this thread what it should be and I'll update the news story. Enjoy!

You can click on the images below to view the full size images that are 1280 x 1024.

Action-HQ Announcement: September 2nd, 2006

Transformers News: Action-HQ Announcement: September 2nd, 2006
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 3:13pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): John @

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BigBadToyStore Update - September 6th, 2006

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Update - September 6th, 2006
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 3:11pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Joel @

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Hi - Here is a quick update from about a variety of new arrivals, more cool new preorders and nice new sale!

20% OFF SALE! Save 20% off thousands of items in stock, including many vintage department items as well as tons of new retail items. Items marked 'New' or 'Preorder / Backorder' are not included, but every single other item is, just browse your favorite menu and start saving 20%


STAR WARS SAGA WAVE 9: Hasbro just announced this info hours ago and we now have seven new figures listed on the site. Images won't be released for a while unfortunately, but this sounds like another great wave. The set of 7 new figures from wave 9 include: Holographic Obi-Wan, Commander Appo, Elite Corps Clone Trooper, R4-K5 Vader's Astromech, Padme Amidala,
Combat Engineer, and Yarael Poof. Sets of 7 are listed at $59.99 and we
also have singles of all figures listed between $7.99 and $9.99

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS - PRIME VS MEGATRON BOXED SET: This is a really cool new set of completely new molds in the 'deluxe' size for both Prime and Megatron. These are totally different from the voyager sized releases
and both draw very heavily on the G1 Prime and G2 Megatron versions. We
can't list images until after Botcon, but some fan sites may have early images available. Speaking of Botcon, its not too late to sign up and come visit us at the show - go to for more details - Lexington KY, Sept 28 to Oct 1

TRANSFORMERS KISS - AUTOLOOPER & ATARI: The third release from Takara-Tomy is a police version of the Mazda RX-8. Autolooper comes with the Atari pvc figure and is priced at $69.99, we have rough images available of the figure in both robot and vehicle mode.

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Preorders are available at $179.99


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BOME: The ever popular Bome series from Kaiyodo continues with Volume 13
- The beautiful Ignis from Chaos Gate. Volume 9 - E'clair & Lumiere has also arrived. Check these and more past and future Bome figures out:

CHILD'S PLAY - CHUCKY: Sideshow has just released two very nicely done 15" Chucky dolls at a great price point - only $45.99 each for the standard Chucky as well as the 'Bride of Chucky' version.

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Transformers G1 Theme Tune featured in New Dutch Chrysler Radio Advert

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Theme Tune featured in New Dutch Chrysler Radio Advert
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 2:09pm CDT
Category: Digital Media News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Jasper, Chrysler

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Car Manufacturer Chrysler have begun to air a new radio advert in the Netherlands for their new Grand Voyager featuring a 'take off' of the orignial G1 Transformers 'More than Meets the Eye' theme tune!

As part of their advertising campaign for the Grand Voyager Chrysler are marketing the car as able to "easily "transform" into storage space. From MPV to van in a flash!". The theme has been rerecorded in dutch with new lyrics referring to the car and its features but it is clearly the Transformers theme tune and even features the classic G1 transformation sound!

Thanks to Jasper we can both hear the advert and read a translation of the lyrics below:

Grand Voyager

Seats in the floor

From MPV to van, transformed in a flash (transform sound)

The Grand Voyager

Seats in the floor

Grand Voyager

(voice: discover the new unique "stow and go" system at the Chrysler dealer. Cause seeing is believing. Chrysler. Inspiration comes standard)

You can download the audio to this file by clicking here: Grand_Voyager_Transformers_25.mp3.

Vote for IDW's Transformers Comics for the Comic Top 100!

Transformers News: Vote for IDW's Transformers Comics for the Comic Top 100!
Date: Thursday, September 7th 2006 9:56am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Comics News International

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Comics News International have started up a poll for a comics top 100!

In this poll you can vote for 2 IDW Publishing Transformers comics! These are:

Transformers: Stormbringer #1, a very cool story by Simon Furman and pencils by Don Figueroa. This series takes place after a big war of the Decepticons and Autobots versus Thunderwing.

Transformers: Infiltration #6. IDW's first Generation One series called Infiltration, is the start of the Transformers on Earth and the Decepticons preparing for something big.

Let's help IDW to get their comics as high as possible!

Click here for the poll!

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