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Transformers Collectors Club Update to All Members, Especially Non-US Members

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors Club Update to All Members, Especially Non-US Members
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:45pm CDT
Categories: Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Transformers Collectors Club

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We have received an email, that went out to all club members, from Brian of the Transformers Collectors Club. He has provided an update that applies mainly to non-US member of the Collectors Club. The update addresses the issue reguarding international shipping. This is what the email said:

"We have found another way to ship some product
to our non-US customers at a lower cost and it has been implemented into the store. It is called Global Priority Mail. This service does have some limitations. The shipment must fit into a box that is no more than 36 inches by adding length+girth+height. Also, the order cannot be over 4 lbs.

For example a 1 lb package to the United Kingdom via surface mail is $24.25 and takes 4-6 weeks.

The same package via airmail is $16.75 and takes 7-10 days.

The same package via Global Priority is $10.50 and takes 4-6 days.

I know, it doesn't seem to make much sense but that's the USPS rates and delivry standards.

We hope that this lowers some of the foreign shipments costs. It won't work for all orders as the items are tool large or the order will be 100 heavy. We think it will work for the bulk of your orders.

Make sure you check the store each week at to see what the new items in stock an the weekly specials!

Thanks for your support,


UPDATE: The following update has been sent out correcting some of the infomation given above:


Please note that in my last email I had a typo. The dimensions that limit this type of foreign mail is length + width(not girth) + height. This must be 36 inches or less. About 70-80 percent of the products will fit into this area, but not all of them.

Thanks for your support and don't forget to check each week to see what our specials are.


Transformers Collectors Club Store Update with New Star Wars Transformers!

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors Club Store Update with New Star Wars Transformers!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:44pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Transformers Collectors Club, Seibertron

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The Transformers Collectors Club have sent out the following update to thier members giving details of new stock in at thier online store:


We have just recieved in the store the following Items from Hasbro:

Transformer Star Wars: Anakin Skywalker
Transformer Star Wars: Darth Vader
Transformer Star Wars Boba Fett
Transformer Star Wars: Darth Maul

Have a great weekend and thanks for your support.


TransformersCon Update with Event Schedule

Transformers News: TransformersCon Update with Event Schedule
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:35pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TransformersCon

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The official website for Canadian Transformers Convention TransformersCon have sent us the following message about thier recent update:

The TransformersCon website has been updated with a tentative event schedule. Included in this update is the announcement of the return of Free Fan Friday which includes a costume panel, transforming contest, team trivia challenge, customizing panel and a Friday night script reading. Also listed is a designated time for a message board meet-up on Saturday, so you can meet-up with other people from your favorite forums. Toronto TransformersCon 2006 is happening April 28-29th, with scheduled guests Michael McConnohie, Don Murphy, Joe Ng and Alex Milne. For more info click here.

Iacon One Guest Update: Bob Budiansky, Transformers Comic Writer

Transformers News: Iacon One Guest Update: Bob Budiansky, Transformers Comic Writer
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:32pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Free Trader

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We have received another update from the guys running Iacon One. This time they have announced that Bob Budiansky will be attending the event. Here is their offical update:

First, unfortunately, writer Simon Furman will not be able to attend Iacon One as planned, due to professional commitments. We wish Simon well and hope he will join us at a future event. However, in his place we have another exciting guest to announce...

For immediate release:

April 6, 2006

The Stasis Lock Group proudly announces comic book writer, editor and illustrator BOB BUDIANSKY as a guest at their inaugural show, Iacon One, celebrating the phenomenon of The Transformers, on July 7-8, 2006 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bob Budiansky turned his childhood fondness for reading comic books into a 20-year career in the comic book industry. During that time, Bob worked at Marvel Comics as an editor, illustrator, and writer. Although he worked on such titles as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider and his own creation, Sleepwalker, Bob is perhaps best known for the work he did on The Transformers.

Bob was the editor on the very first Transfomers mini-series in 1984, followed by scripting most of the next 50-plus issues of the monthly Transformers comic book. In between, he named and fashioned character profiles of well over 100 Transformers. He developed story treatments as new lines of Transformers were introduced and occasionally, Bob penciled a Transformers comic book cover or two.

Although his involvement with the Transformers ended in 1989, Bob is somewhat amazed and even more amused that the work he did on the Transformers so many years ago is still kicking around in one form or another today.

These days, Bob spends most of his working hours as a graphic designer. And he still occasionally dabbles as a comic book writer and illustrator.


Spielberg Speaks out!

Transformers News: Spielberg Speaks out!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 2:10pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, People News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Although not directly related to Transformers or the Transformers movie currently being produced, an interview with world famous movie director/producer Steven Spielberg has popped up on the site of BusinessWeek Online.

The article addresses the recent purchase of Dreamworks SKG to Paramount, and not to Universal who many thought were the odds on favorites to buy the Spielberg/Katzenberg/Geffen company. A business deal that has inadvertedly effected the Transformers movie, making it now a Paramount production.

"I really don't know what happened. They were talking with David Geffen. But then GE decided they wouldn't bid. And Paramount just came in and swept us up and made us feel as if we were worth something. GE wasn't willing to match it".

"I may take some time off from directing because there is nothing ready for me to direct, no script that is where I want it. But I'm definitely going to be working for Paramount. I'm very interested in Transformers, a film, which we're going to release next year. I think that will be a great, great film".

New In Package Images of Star Wars Transformers Millenium Falcon

Transformers News: New In Package Images of Star Wars Transformers Millenium Falcon
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 1:46pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TFW2005

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TFW2005 have received new in-package images of the Star Wars Transformers Millenium Falcon. These images include a clear picture of the back of the box showing may of the details and play features of the toy.

The Millenium Falcon is larger than the rest of the figures in the Star Wars Transformers line and is a combiner comprising of two figures, Han Solo and Chewbacca. You can see the images here at TFW2005.

Action-HQ Announcement - April 7th, 2006

Transformers News: Action-HQ Announcement - April 7th, 2006
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 12:58pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s):

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10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and Megatron Preorders with Images!

Transformers News: 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and Megatron Preorders with Images!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 11:20am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): Meverix

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JRS Toyworld now have pre-orders up for the Hasbro 10th Anniversary versions of Optimus Primal and Megatron. The prototypes for them were shown at the Toy Fair recently, but these pages offer closer looks on what the final products will look like:

Optimus Primal

Just a reminder, both are slated for a May release.

THS-02 G1 Convoy Review with Images and Size Comparisons

Transformers News: THS-02 G1 Convoy Review with Images and Size Comparisons
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 10:25am CDT
Category: Reviews
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Air Commander Starscream

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Seibertronian Air Commander Starscream has posted the following review of the much anticipated THS-02 G1 Convoy on our Toys Forum.

Not only does it go into great detail about the toy but it also contains many great photos of the toy ands size comparisons. Take a look at the review below:

So some of you have been seeing the pictures posted about THS-02, but have not decided if they should get one or not. I went ahead and wrote a review up. Hopefulyl this will be able to help you guys in your decision.

THS-02 “Command” Convoy

When I first saw this figure months ago I knew that I wanted it badly. I knew it’d be small, and it would come with a hefty price tag. I also have THS-01 Galaxy Convoy and am well aware of the problems that it had as a figure; loose joints, things not locking into place, and the Alt mode having problems with the rear wheels sitting flush to the body.

The box is pleasantly pleasing with the collage of different views of Convoy on the box cover and back, show casing the cool things of him, much like THS-01 had on his box. It had a flap that you left up and you can see his Trailer, Convoy, and his weapons. It is displayed very nicely, and if It didn’t cost so much and you could afford too. It’d look great as a show case MISB. But like I said for $50 bucks he defiantly came out of the box. When I first pulled him out I have to admit he was smaller then I expected. I had the same feeling with THS-01 Galaxy Convoy. The reason why I thought he’d be bigger is he is about an inch shorter then THS-01 Galaxy Convoy.

Exactly how tall is he? He is the exact height of C Scrapmetal (minus the shoulder cannon). Or you could say he is exactly 4 inches tall. His head is about an quarter of an inch. But just because he’s small doesn’t mean that he isn’t detailed. His paint applications are very nice, from his eyes, to the lights on his feet. Even his miniature Matrix is pretty detailed. And if your wondering about his Matrix its made form metal and it is about half an inch long and an quarter of an inch tall. It is removable, but does not open in any fashion.

What I love about THS-02 Convoy is that he comes with so much GREAT stuff! One of the coolest things is his Backpack. The thing is easily slipped onto him and actually stays and locks into place, unlike THS-01 Galaxy Convoy. The nozzles on the backpack can be moved and is detailed. One of the best things that THS-02 comes with is his Autobot stand. It attaches under his crotch and is able to hold him up easily and is not flimsy, he can be posed in any direction or pose and will still remain stable. If you attach him to the stand in a standing position he is now 5.5 inches tall. But I put him in the famous movie pose of him leaping above the battle field and shooting down at the Deceptions. Takara really did make a cool feature out of this.

The weapons he comes with is his generic Rifle that does has a moveable secondary handle so he can hold it with both hands. He also comes with his signature Energon Axe. Personally I keep all of my primes with their Axe on, it just looks so cool. His shoulder exhaust pipes can also be rotated to be horizontal like they can act as least that’s what one of the pictures shows (I can’t read Japanese…I can only assume). Also the gas tanks on his legs can be flipped horizontal to reveal gattling guns.

The trailer is an exact sized down replica of a G1 trailer. It comes with the lil roller guy and the repair module thing that folds down inside (you’ll have to excuse me, I’m not a huge Prime fan so I don’t remember the names of these things.). The roller guy has wheels that can turn...the front and back wheels turn. Primes Rifle can also be attached on top of the Roller guy and he can carry it into battle or use it himself. Also the repair “welder” also snaps on top of him and he can carry that too. He also fits snugly into the trailer, but can’t be “shot” out like the G1 trailer did. He is about almost 2 inches long by lil over an inch wide.

The module that is attached to the inside of the Trailer can do everything his G1 counterpart can do including sitting on top (outside) of the trailer. He can rotate 360* and use his radar dish and lil control arm as well. He is about an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter. His canopy can be open as well. He can also be used as a turret, Convoy stands behind it and can grab onto handles and aim him.

His trailer has 2 opening door at the back just like a life size trailer, and the ramp slides out from underneath. It also has the 2 side supports so it can stand in trailer mode without falling forward. The trailer splits in half and can stand on its back and acts as the repair bay just like the G1 trailer. However there are a few new added features! One thing that really made me made with THS-01 is that he comes with 8 hands, well you have to put them in a spot safe so they won’t get lost. THS-02 Trailer has 2 boxes that fold out, in there you can set 3 left hands and 3 right hands and they won’t get lost! Then they fold up and are out of sight. Also the inside of the trailer can hold the Rifle and Energon Axe. There are also 2 prongs that insert into Convoy’s back so he can stand up in the repair bay and not fall down. A nice lil thing too is that the Jet pack can attach to the front of the Trailer. The trailer measures about 5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall.

For people who are worried about him being to small and fragile, he’s not really fragile at all. He’s actually quite sturdy! He had none of the problems that THS-01 had at all.

The transformation of Convoy is actually quite complicated for a 4 inch tall figure. You will definitely need the instructions. When Convoy is in his truck form he is 4 inches long, 1 inch wide and 1.5 inch tall. When connected to the trailer he is 7 inches long. The truck can not pivot or “steer” with the trailer on, it can only pivot to a slight degree, very margineable.. They should have added a joint instead of the trailer clipping to the body.

His alternate mode is not the most impressive thing out there, but it also isn’t the ugliest thing. Sure he is small but I might keep him in this form some of the time for fun...but really he needs to stay in robot form because it is just so impressive. And he’s not that “fat” looking; he actually looks pretty proportionate to me.

Is he worth the $50? I think so, defiantly more then THS-01 Galaxy Convoy was. Is he a mini Masterpiece? Once again I think he is. Is he for everybody? Probably not, but if you love Optimus Prime, or enjoy small detailed Transformers then he is a must have. I do not regret this purchase what so ever and my pre excitement/anticipation for him was defiantly well founded. I am going to keep him with my other Prime/Convoys and he’s going to look great! Buy him if you can, you wont regret it, I promise. He has gotten a bad wrap because of THS-01, but Takara fixed the problems.

Now for some more pictures of him mainly in Alternate mode. And a few size comparisons with other Primes. I know my Cameriea isn't as good as Seibertron's or Coolyo But you will all manage. :lol:

Here he has the jet pack strapped to the front.

Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox found on Clearance at Target

Transformers News: Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox found on Clearance at Target
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 9:46am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Store News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TFW2005

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Mr.Roboto of the 2005 Boards has reported finding Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox on Clearance at a Target store for $10.28!

There is, as yet, no indication that this will be implimented across all Target stores or that the clearance will apply to all wave 1 Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figures. This may just indicate that Rhinox is less popular than Cheetor and Waspinator?

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