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More Henkei Cyclonus Pictures

Transformers News: More Henkei Cyclonus Pictures
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 8:08pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): TFClub

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TFClub has posted new images of Henkei Cyclonus. These high resolution images reveal great detail. To note - Cyclonus’s Targetmaster partner, Nightstick, has a slightly different paint scheme than previously seen. This figure is due out this month. Some of the images mirrored here. Click here to see more.


Transformers Universe Dinobot and Smokescreen in stock at BBTS

Transformers News: Transformers Universe Dinobot and Smokescreen in stock at BBTS
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 6:04pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): robofreak,

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-BBTS- site sponsor,, has just received their shipment of Wave 5 Universe Deluxes.

This wave consists of new mold Beast Wars Dinobot and repaint G1 Smokescreen (Universe Prowl Repaint), can be ordered as a two-pack here, or you can order a combination of Wave 04/05 that includes G1 Hound w/Ravage, G1 Cyclonus w/Nightstick, Beast Wars Cheetor, and G1 deco Starscream here.

You can order a case of 8 Wave 4 and Wave 5 deluxes here as well, that includes 2 x Dinobot, and 2 x Smokescreen, and 1 x each of those other toys mentioned above.

Pre-orders for the two figure set are also being filled at this time as well.

More New Info on next Botcon Figure Set

Transformers News: More New Info on next Botcon Figure Set
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 2:37pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Brian Savage

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Brian Savage of the Transformers Club has posted some new information on the official Club boards about the upcoming Botcon 2009 figure set. Here's what he had to share:

OK, while we are working on finalizing the convention details, brochure and registration forms, we wanted to start the speculation game:

"For one young Autobot..." is all we have revealed so far. While we tend to guard the convention sets and souvenirs closely, I want to let you know that we are very excited about what we have waiting in the wings!

The set we have planned features a team of select Autobots never before featured in G1 in this way. The timeline we are spotlighting is new, yet very familiar...

Let the games begin!


G1 molds? Autobots? A possible counter to 2007's "Games of Deception" set? Only time will tell.

Want to be in the know about Botcon and the Transformers Club? Then check out our official TFCC Q&A thread here.

Release date for TF ROTF toy line revealed: May 29th!

Transformers News: Release date for TF ROTF toy line revealed: May 29th!
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 1:27pm CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): zobover

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Zobover of the original Transformers community has posted an excerpt from the Walmart 2009 Toys Spring Modular Guide. This reveals that the release date for the Transformers Revenge of The Fallen toy line in the US will be May 29th!
Read it by scrolling down or by clicking here.

Here's an excerpt from the Walmart 2009 Toys Spring Modular Guide:

*Action Figures is a "win" category for the toy department. Sales for
Spring and Summer 2009 will be driven pirmarily off the new Hollywood
movies coming to the big screen. Listed below are theatrical release
dates which will affect the action figure category and the toy

? May 1 - Wolverine (new Marvel movie)
? May 8 - Star Trek
? May 22nd - Terminator 4
? June 26th - Transformers 2
? August 7th - GI Joe

*We will do two mod updates during the season to introduce a couple of
the above properties. On March 9, we will do an update to incorporate
of the [sic] new Wolverine toys from Hasbro. Then on May 29th, we
will do a second update to bring in all of the new Transformers 2 toys
to support the movie release.

*Transformers will be far and away the largest action figure license
for the year. On May 29th, when we do the mod update, we will
dedicate major space on our action figure modular to support this
movie event.


Stay tuned to for all your Transformers related news!

G1 Targetmaster Cyclonus and Scourge galleries now online

Transformers News: G1 Targetmaster Cyclonus and Scourge galleries now online
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 12:42am CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: First Gen

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Views: 45,078 strives to be the best Transformers resource on the web and proof of that is in its extensive toy galleries of Transformers figures across a multitude of continuum's.

Today, we bring to you more photo pleasure with the addition of G1 Targetmasters Cyclonus and Scourge with Nightstick and Fracas.





If ever there is a Transformers Universe Scourge released with Fracas, you can be sure to see them featured here, just as G1 Cyclonus is with his Universe counterpart.

Click on their respective names to view all the great images in these galleries.'s First "Buried Treasure" Review - Cybertron Cannonball!

Transformers News:'s First "Buried Treasure" Review - Cybertron Cannonball!
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 9:35pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Skowl

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Views: 80,853

The year 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Transformers franchise. To celebrate this incredible milestone, will look back at a quarter-century of great Transformers toys, bringing back into the limelight some brilliant figures that have fallen through the cracks over the years.

Once a week, a fan (be it a member of the staff or a user on the site) will have the opportunity to write about one of their favourite "hidden gems" of the Transformers Universe, and have their review posted on the site's front page.

We hope this feature will be a great success, and that many of you will be encouraged to look back at the last 25 years of Transformers and perhaps take a worthwhile second-look at some real unsung classics of the Transformers universe.


Buried Treasure - Cannonball (Cybertron series - 2006)

By Skowl

Avast ye Transformer fans! For the inaugural "Buried Treasure" Review, I decided to pick a figure that embodies the very notion of "buried treasure." Pirates have not been all that common in the franchise, and for years only the Beast Wars II Seacons could lay claim to that title. But all that changed during the amazing "Transformers Cybertron" line, when we were given a unique repaint of popular Autobot character.

The Red Alert mold had been released in the first wave of Deluxe figures and, from my memory, had been a decent hit with the fans. The mold was a vast improvement over the Armada Red Alert but still retained many of the character's traits. From the obvious "medic" element, to the sympathetic look on the head sculpt, to all the first aid tools and add-ons - it was obvious that the new Cybertron Red Alert mold was all-Autobot. Which is why many fans were so surprised to see the figure repainted later down the line... as a Decepticon!

Around the same time that the Autobot Red Alert got a massive upgrade, the deluxe-class Decepticon Cannonball was released. Perhaps the character, whose bio reveals him to be a looter of sorts, salvaged the old Red Alert toy and saw it as a good enough mold to use for himself!


It's difficult to write about any figure from the Cybertron line without mentionning the brilliant packaging. The series has come and gone, but it still had the most eye-catching packaging of any Transformers toy line I've ever seen. From the faction-shaped card backing to the brilliant character art, everything about the packaging was clean, sharp and just great to look at. With nice, dark colours and cool silver highlights, Cannonball blends in beautifully with the packaging, making him a great piece for any MOC/MIB collector.

But the real fun starts when you get this little buccaneer out of the packaging. It's amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it? Looking at Cannonball, it's difficult to tell he was once an Autobot ambulance (type thing). The dark colours give him a very menacing look, ressembling some sort of hearse, and the whole thing is beautifully decorated with sharp silver highlights, including silver trim and mag wheels, and wicked skull decals that really add alot of personality to the figure (as if a Transforming pirate wasn't cool enough already).



The old "Cyber Key" gimmick works just as well with Cannonball as it did with Red Alert. Just stick it in the slot at the rear end of the car and watch as some cannons flip out, ready to blow any landlubber to pieces (should I stop with the pirate jokes? They're just so easy to write!). Not an amazing feature, but still added value, especially since the key gimmick really doesn't get in the way of the toy's functionality.


His transformation, like Red Alert's, is unique and shows alot of creativity in the engineering. Cannonball's body is basically made from the middle of the car, while the front and back ends come together to form the legs.


Yes, Cannonball's vehicle mode is wicked, but it's his robot mode that really makes him shine. I doubt many people thought "pirate" when they first laid eyes on Cybertron Red Alert, but it works so well in robot mode you would think that's what the designers were aiming for all along. Red Alert's "gun-hand" and add-ons just scream pirate-y hook hanks and the black "eye-patch" over the left side of his visor is a real nice touch. The colours work really well in this mode, with the nice silver detailing continuing over his chest, shoulders and legs and the clear purple windows of his vehicle look great in the proper lighting. And don't forget how cool those blue skeleton decals look in robot mode - two on his shoulders and the big skull on his back. Sweet.


He is fairly poseable in robot mode, but lacks alot of movement in his legs. It's ok though, he more than makes up for it by having cool, interchangeable pirate weapons (handy for shooting blaggards in the face), a great colour scheme with lots of unique detail and an awesome bio. Heck, he doesn't need to be super-poseable, he looks great just standing there!


Cannonball is a brilliant figure and one of the best, most original repaints in the history of the franchise. His unique personality makes him a great addition to any collection, and a must have for pirate fans... if you can ignore the fact that this pirate transforms into a car of all things...

So set sail, collectors! This is one piece of Transformers treasure that should definately not stay buried!


You can visit the complete Cannonball gallery on by clicking here, and find your own buried treasures by visiting all the galleries here!

If you would like to submit a review of an obscure or rare Transformer figure for our "Buried Treasure" feature, please contact me (Skowl) via private message!

Quint-05 Update

Transformers News: Quint-05 Update
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 7:58pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s):

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Do you remember Quint-05, Bailiff? He may have been forgotten, but there is still hope for him. Curt from claims that this long overdue figure may be released this month. The last of the Quint figures by ImpossibleToys, Bailiff has been delayed for nearly a year. We'll keep you updated with an exact date of his release.

A previously seen picture of the figure:

Transformers Animated Jetfire / Jetstorm Two-Pack Found At Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Animated Jetfire / Jetstorm Two-Pack Found At Retail
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 5:57pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): El duque, Roykop@TFW2005

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Walmart- Mesa, Arizona is apparently the place to be if you really wanted to be the first person to find the new Transformers Animated Two-pack Jetfire and Jetstorm at retail in the United States.

TFW2005 member, Roykop, has picture proof that he purchased this dynamic duo for $21.96 today at discount giant, Walmart! You can view Roykop's thread here.

Do you have a sighting of the Animated Safeguard set to report? You can tell your fellow Seibertronians in the Sightings Database, and the Sightings Forum.

New Hydrodrive Bumblebee and Golfire Grimlock Preorders

Transformers News: New Hydrodrive Bumblebee and Golfire Grimlock Preorders
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 1:39pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): RodimusConvoy13

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Views: 35,612 member RodimusConvoy13 has just tipped us to some new preorder listings that have appeared on site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store's website.

Two new preorder pages for Transformers Animated Hydrodrive Bumblebee and Golfire Grimlock are now available. Hydodrive Bumblebee is priced at $29.99 USD while Golfire Grimlock has a preorder price of $23.99 USD. Both figures are scheduled for a March 2009 release date.

No official images of the figures are available at this time.

To view Hydrodrive Bumblebee's listing, click here and to view Golfire Grimlock's, click here.

New Gallery: Generation One Hound!

Transformers News: New Gallery: Generation One Hound!
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 12:43pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Seibertron

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The Toy Gallery section updates with an gallery of the 20th anniversary reissue Generation One Hound. There are a total 144 images in this gallery, including comparisons with Universe Legends Hound and Universe Deluxe Hound, who will also be soon to join the great selection of galleries right here at

Click here or on the image below to view Hound’s gallery.




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