2004

2004 was the 20th anniversary year of the Transformers and also a disastrous year for the brand. Toys were poorly distributed leading to a long period where very little new product made it to shelves, and two major licensors – Dreamwave Comics and 3H who ran the official convention – folded. On the positive side Hasbro and Takara pressed ahead with the Alternators / Binaltech line, a well-received collector-oriented line that reimagined classic Transformers are real cars with realistic detailing and interiors, and the 20th anniversary was marked with a special 20th anniversary Optimus Prime, whose production was aided by a fan poll hosted on this website! In Japan, the 20th anniversary Optimus Prime was released as Masterpiece MP-1 Convoy, kicking off the popular Masterpiece line. [Read more…]

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Amazon.com has added a pre order listing for a DVD boxed set of Transformers Energon. Transformers Energon was previously released in 2008 by Paramount but that set is now out of print.

Transformers Energon was the sixth Transformers cartoon to air in the US, and it originally aired in 2004-2005. The series was set 10 years after the events of Transformers Armada and focused on Megatron’s efforts to gather enough Energon to revive Unicron.

The set is due for release on May 6th priced $27.98 on Amazon. [Read more…]

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Thanks to 2005 Boards Member Monzo for sharing a new look at an old mystery. Back when Transformers Energon was out, Prowl was initially shown with a head sculpt that differed from the final release. In his travels, Monzo came across some production materials for Energon including Prowl, and we get a look at that alternate head in a bit more detail. Read on to check out the images, and hit the discuss link to talk about it on the forums! [Read more…]

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2005 Board member archieboy has been kind enough to share with us some pictures of his latest acquirement – Year of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme. This War For Cybertron inspired remold of Supreme Energon Omega Supreme is decked out in Generation 1 colors and features a new head and new claw weapon. If you’ve never owned the mold of this figure before, review these pictures to see what you have in store. archieboy has also supplied some comparison shots with Generation 1 Overlord and Maketoys Yellow Giant.

Click the title bar to check out his review of this highly anticipated and soon to be released figure. [Read more…]

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The shared exclusive Year Of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme and Energon Optimus Prime are now available for preorder on Amazon.com. Pricing remains similar to other online outlets at $99.99 and $79.99 respectively. The biggest thing to notice is that unlike BBTS, who are expecting these figures at the end of this month, Amazon is expecting their orders in April of this year.

Get your preorders in at the links above and head over to the boards to discuss! [Read more…]

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Following up on our pics of Platinum Edition Energon Optimus Prime and thanks to Planet Iacon via ACToys, we now have some gorgeous in hand pictures of the upcoming Year of the Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme figure. This remold of the Energon Omega Supreme figure features a new head and new claw arm and is expected to be released late this month. So far, this figure is looking gorgeous and should represent well in either a Classics figure display or a War for Cybertron display.

Click the title bar to join in the ongoing discussion and share your thoughts. [Read more…]

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Two months ago S250 of the 2005 Boards found out that a Giant Scorpion Transformers Figure is due to be released.

Two hours ago S250 Tweeted to let us know that the toy is actually a repaint of Scorponok (Energon).

No words yet about what toy category it will represent. Will it be for the new Generations toy category? Is this the Airachnid trademark Hasbro filed around the same time they trademarked Transformers: Prime? Only time can tell. But in the meantime, do tell us what you think by hitting the Discuss Button.

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Transformers artist extraordinaire Dan Khanna has posted some very cool artwork on his Deviant Art Account of the unreleased redecos of Transformers Energon Optimus Prime and Megatron. The three pieces of art show Optimus Prime in his normal form and his super mode, and Megatron in all his glory. These pieces of artwork would have been used for the Target Exclusive redecos of these leaders that would have also come with WST Optimus Prime and Soundwave, respectively.

If you like the artwork, then good news! There is a chance for you to own the linework (uncolored versions) of these one of a kind works of art. Check out the auctions on eBay over here for the two pieces showing Optimus Prime and here for the lineart for Megatron.