Steven DeKnight Transformers Cinematic Universe

Not too long Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner stated that the Writers Room for the Transformers Cinematic Universe is going on well. How well? Steven S. DeKnight; one of the writers explains to IGN.

“It’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience. Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner, who’s co-writing the fifth [Transformers] movie with him was phenomenal. Zak Penn… It was just a room full of brilliant, funny, amazing people. And we spent two and a half weeks in physically the best writers room I’ve ever seen in my life. Paramount pulled out all the stops. It was phenomenal! We laughed and joked and told stories and plotted out…”

DeKnight had to keep his secrets about Transformers, noting, “I can’t say what we plotted out, but it was all very exciting and in the next few months we’ll see what moves forward and what doesn’t move forward. But it was a fantastic experience. One of the best experiences of that was when Steven Spielberg popped by one afternoon to just sit and talk and hear what we were working on. Everybody was about to throw up, they were so excited.”

A friendly welcome to new TFW2005 sponsor Toy Dojo! To celebrate, below is Toy Dojo’s newsletter for July 2015. Continue on for the full newsletter and to learn more about Toy Dojo and to of course welcome them aboard!

Greetings Dojo Delegates and Toy Aficionados,

We hope everyone is enjoying lots of sunshine, comicons, and conventions this month (or at least a few new toy surprises in your air conditioned living quarters of choice). Here’s whats happening in the world of Toy Dojo for July 2015:

News and Events=======

You can find Toy Dojo hitting the convention circuit this August 7-9th at Texas Comicon (in Texas – duh!) as well as August 22nd at CybFest NW in Kent Washington. Look for us at either event and make sure and say hi and pose for a picture with the staff!

Check out the latest Toy Dojo Blog Articles on DX9’s awesome Carry, BadCube’s creepy crawly Evil Bug Corps, and Combiner Wars Devastator (prepare for extermination!). New articles are posted all the time so come check em out!
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Mastermind Creations PS-01 Sphinx (Mirage)

Voodoo Robots Salus (Ratchet)

Fans Toys FT-03 Purple Quake Wave – Reissue (Shockwave – Standard Colors)

Fans Toys FT-03T Purple Quake Wave – Reissue (Shockwave – Toon Colors)

Fans Toys FT-04G Scoria Limited Edition Green Colored Version LE 500 (G2 Slag)

Fans Toys FT-04T Scoria Limited Edition Blue Colored Version LE 500 (Diaclone Slag)

Fans Toys FT-04 Smoke Colored Dino Head (Toy head for Slag)

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Happy Birthday Peter Cullen

We here at TFW2005 would like to wish Mr. Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime and so many others, a very happy birthday! Mr. Cullen turns 74 today.

Throughout his successful and still ongoing career, Mr. Cullen has become known to our community as the voice of Optimus Prime, voicing one of the most iconic superheroes in the original Generation 1 cartoon, the live action Transformers films, as well as Transformers Prime and Robots In Disguise (not to mention many other projects as well). He has well over 150 actor credits for the various work he has done over his many years of experience.

Whether you know him for voicing Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Eeyore, or even the voice of the The Predator (who knew that one?), please join us in wishing Mr. Cullen a very happy birthday!


Auto Assembly 2015 Peter Spellos

Auto Assembly have posted a big announcement today. For their final convention, they are pleased to announced a third voice actor guest! Returning through popular demand and a crowd-funding campaign through the Sharkiest of Sharks page on Facebook, Peter Spellos, the voice of Sky-Byte on the original Robots in Disguise, will be attending the 2015 convention!

Peter Spellos will be available throughout the weekend for autograph sessions and as a part of the script reading, as well as a Q&A session. Fans attending the event will also get to meet James Horan, the voice of Wheeljack in Transformers Prime, and Sumalee Montano, the voice of Arcee, also in Transformers Prime.

Auto Assembly 2015 will take place in less than 24 days time, over the weekend of 21-23 August 2015, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, in Birmingham, in the UK. Find out more and pre-register over at the Auto Assembly homepage! Pre-register today to be a part of the last, and greatest, of the Auto Assembly conventions!

Transformers Tour 2015

Hasbro may not be participating for next year’s UK Toy Fair but they’ve made a promise that they will continue to cater the market. Part of that is the annual Transformers UK Roadshow.

To promote its new range of Transformers toys and digital app, Hasbro kick-started its UK-wide experiential roadshow last weekend at Sunderland International Air Show. Since it was a movie year, last year’s theme was Transformers: Age Of Extinction. This year’s theme is Transformers: Robots In Disguise.

Accessaa UK has this to say:

The pop-up trailer, which is branded in line with the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise animation airing on Cartoon Network, also invites people inside to scan an exclusive app code and earn points to play on the new Robots in Disguise digital game.

Delivered in partnership with experiential agency i2i Marketing, the roadshow will head to Carfest North (31 July –2 August), Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (6-9 August), Birmingham Rotunda Square (14-16 August) and Carfest South (28-30 August).

You can read more from Accessaa UK.


New Jersey Collectors Con Summer Show Is Sunday August 2nd
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

– 9AM Early Bird Coffee Mug Darth Vader
– 9AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 9AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 9AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 9AM GigaPower HQ-03 Guttur (Metallic Version)
– 10AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 10AM FT-05 Soar (AKA Swoop)
– 10AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 10AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 11AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 11AM G.I. Joe SDCC 2015 Gentle Giant Jumbo Grunt
– 11AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 11AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 12PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 12PM SDCC 2015 Book Of Vishanti Gift Set
– 12PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 12PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 1PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 1PM SDCC 2015 Combiner Hunters Set
– 1PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 1PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 2PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 2PM SDCC 2015 Exclusive Ant-Man Box Set
– 2PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 2PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 3PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 3PM G.I. Joe SDCC 2015 Desert Duel Box Set
– 3PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 3:30PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
– 3:30PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal
– 3:30PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 3:30PM NJCC Mega Door Prize SDCC 2015 Devastator Gift Set

The Summer NJCC 2015 features a huge dealer room for Transformers, Marvel, G.I. Joe, DC and 80’s to current pop culture merchandise! NJCC is an action figure toy collector focused event. Boss Fight Studio along with Toyfinity Toys and MARAUDER “GUN RUNNERS will be our Toy-Action Figure focused Industry guests. Pop Culture guru and author MARK BELLOMO will be attending as a special guest, promoting his newest books, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars: 1977-1985 and Toys & Prices (20th Edition) and Transformers Artist DAN KHANNA who is part of the creative team for the new Fun Publications-run Fan Club and conventions, illustrating and plotting Club & BotCon comics as well as designing heads and character mock-ups for exclusive toys.

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MP 18B Collectors Coin 1

Thanks to the Hobby Ark Toy Store on Facebook, we have our first look at the collector’s coin for Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak. Barring any more delays, we should start to see this one released towards the end of August / early September.

Check out the coin after the jump and continue the discussion in our thread linked below.

MP11T Thundercracker 08

TakaraTomy Mall has posted a new product page for MP-11T Masterpiece Thundecracker with some official product images. As the numbering implies, this (re)release of Masterpiece Thundercracker is a repaint using the mold of MP11 Starscream with a more animation accurate color scheme compared to the Hasbro version. This listing also indicates the figure will comes with a hologram pilot figure that will fit into the cockpit.

The figure is schedule to release during the latter half of November, and you can preorder this on TakaraTomy Mall from August, 3rd to August, 17th for 14,904 yen, limited to 2,000 units domestically in Japan. The listing also mentioned Thundercracker is scheduled to be released in Asia, but no specific release date was provided. Given the past history with TakaraTomy Mall exclusives though, we may see preorders for this figure from our favorite online retailers soon. You can check out the images after break, and let us know if you’ll be jumping in on this Japanese release.

Hasbro Pulse Combiner Wars Cover

Thanks to TFW2005 boards member nstanosheck, we’ve just learned of a new variant comic cover for IDW’s Combiner Wars part 4. This issue that is arriving from Hasbro Pulse as an exclusive recreates the cover of Combiner Wars part 1 using the actual toys of Superion and Windblade! You can see this neat cover after the jump and in the discussion thread linked below.