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Transformers G1 Animation Models Update- Dauros' Weapons

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Animation Models Update- Dauros' Weapons
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 2009 12:28pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): JIm Sorenson, 'Disciples of Boltax' blog

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-'Disciples of Boltax' Blog- Writer, collector, and friend of, Jim Sorenson stopped in to share this week's G1 animation model sheet that was not a part of his earlier creations: the Ark I, or Ark II collections.

This week, Jim updates his blog with Pretender Dauros' weapons. Dauros, for those unfamiliar, is the Japanese namesake of Pretender Skullgrin.

The animation sheet shows Dauros in and out of his Pretender shell, and as well as, various angles and combinations of him holding his weapons and his weapons separate.

"Here is a taste of what might have been if we'd had 256 pages to play with instead of 208. There's plenty more where this came from, too! Let me know which weapons you're most interested in seeing and I'll try to get to them sooner rather than later."

Here's a teaser of what you'll find there...

You can view the whole image and the rest of Jim Sorenson's awesome animation models here, at his 'Disciples of Boltax' blog and read his musings on what extended collections would include, and maybe even give feedback on what you'd like to see him share next!

Thanks Jim!

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: 44,582 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: 79,813

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.

Maximum Dinobots #2 5 page Preview

Transformers News: Maximum Dinobots #2 5 page Preview
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 3:12pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): tformers

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A new 5 page preview of IDW Publishing's "Maximum Dinobots #2" has been released at

The preview also showcases both covers for Issue #2, and starts right where Issue #1 finished. Fans of Hot Rod be warned, there may be some distressing scenes for you in this preview, and fans of the more intelligent Grimlock may also be pleased.

Maximum Dinobots #2 is due for release this Wednesday, 7th January 2009, and is written by long time Transformers scribe Simon Furman, with Nick Roche on art duties.

To check out the full preview, please click here.

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: 35,341 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.




Information on TF ROTF deluxe Sideswipe

Transformers News: Information on TF ROTF deluxe Sideswipe
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 11:28am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Pascal of, Netkid, General Tekno

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The member Pascal has obtained a deluxe Transforemrs Revenge of The Fallen Sideswipe toy.
He posted a description of the toy to read this description just click here or scroll down.

Another beauty. Some of the features:

-dual shock absorbers for lower legs
-unique feet: formed from the front portion of the car (right front side of the car on the left, left front side on the right), each foot appears to be either a tire split in 2 halves with a stabilizer (foot) sandwiched in between OR a tire sandwiched between 2 stabilizers (meaning he would have roller feet)... probably the 2nd option...
-2 pairs of struts linking the upper legs to the lower torso
-chest is formed from the rear section of the car (outer parts) with a black section in the middle (exposed when you lift up the middle rear section) with a silver Autobot symbol on the right (think Alt. Meister when you lift the hood)
-clear blue windshield hanging off the back
-wheels (near the elbows) and rear car sections (pointing forward) hanging off the arms
-hands: 1 thick thumb and 2 thick fingers (a bit like Blackout)
-head is bit a Megatron-esque, but different... hard to describe... has blue light piping
-middle rear section of the car is pointing up on the back in robot mode (like Trans Scanning Bumblebee) and you can see 4 exhaust pipes
-hood halves hanging off the back as wings (front pointing down)
-red/orangy tail lights
-clear headlights
-blue knees
-car has long and pointy rear view mirrors (probably rubber)
-small molded Corvette symbol on front of the hood

A member of has posted a small image of what appears to be the Sideswipe toy, you can see it as the user's avatar on this page.


Stay tuned to for all your Transformers related news!

New Contest for TF Animated Season 2

Transformers News: New Contest for TF Animated Season 2
Date: Monday, January 5th 2009 12:54am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Digital Media News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Quick Stop Entertainment

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Another contest has popped up for a Transformers related DVD set recently and is here to give you the goods on how to enter.

Quick Stop Entertainment has just posted the new contest, in conjunction with Paramount Home Video, offering five (5) copies of Transformers Animated Season 2 on DVD as the prize.


To enter, simply fill out the entry form that you can find here. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter, one entry per day, per person is permitted and all submitted entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 26th 2009.

No restrictions were posted as to where you need to be globally to enter.

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