We’ve got word that the Rescue Bots Rock Rescue Bumblebee set has hit UK retail. This set, which features Bumblebee, a pair of Mini-Cons, and a PVC human companion, has many different combinations, so it is a fun set to mess with. It was spotted in an Entertainer store in Colchester by TFW2005 member Underlord.
Phidal Publishing Inc. is best known by many parents in USA for publishing a series of books titled as ‘My Busy Books‘. These “books” are based on countless number of licensed properties and each usually comes with a Story Book, a set of Figurines associated with the story (mostly 12 figurines) and a Play Mat. Some of the most notable ones are Avengers, Toy Story, Cars, Frozen, Spider-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Zootopia and Hasbro’s own My Little Pony.
Time has come for the Transformers franchise to receive My Busy Book treatment.
Amazon US is now listing a Transformers My Busy Book for a September release.
An engaging storybook and toy in one activity kit! My Busy Books offer full-page illustrations, a story, 12 figurines, and a playmat that bring the characters to life and ignite your child’s imagination. 3 years and up.
© Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
- Board book: 10 pages
- Publisher: Phidal Publishing Inc.
- Release Date: September 1, 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2764334540
- ISBN-13: 978-2764334546
Product images are not available at the moment, but you can take a look at several other properties, after the jump, to learn what to expect from this upcoming book.
Thanks to TFW2005 member savage dragon, we have news of Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Bumblebee (Jet) hitting US retail at Walmart in Florida. Bumblebee (Raptor) was sighted at the same store. Thanks also to TFW2005 member axl6533, who reported the same figures hitting US retail at Walmart earlier this week.
Good hunting, Rescue Bots fans! Check out the picture after the jump, then join the discussion on the 2005 boards!
Speaking to the press, Boulder Media Studio has confirmed working on two new Transformers cartoons.
While the title of one show remains unnamed, the second show is titled as Rescue Bots Academy. Along with the two new Transformers shows, the studio will also develop a new Littelest Pet Shop series and a series based on Micronauts for Hasbro Studios.
“The studio behind TV animation shows for the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon and BBC is moving up a gear. They’ve announced this morning that they’re constantly on the look-out for new talented staff and plan to open a second studio space in Dublin.
The Studio, whose current slate includes animation for ‘Transformers’, ‘Little Pet Shop’ and ‘Rescue Bots Academy’ and ‘Micronauts’ for Hasbro Studios, as well as ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘Dorothy and the Wonders of Oz’ (Warner Brothers), is ramping up to deliver innovative animation and storytelling across multiple formats and genres.”
Rescue Bots Academy is clearly sounding as though it is the spiritual successor to the original Transformers: Rescue Bots; loved by young fans across the globe. The show’s title is also the title of Episode 71 of RB.
We are yet to find out about the other Transformers Animated Series which could very well be a replacement show for slightly older kids. Transformers: Robots In Disguise currently caters to that specific segment.
This news was in development for quite a while and TFW2005 was quick to pick up on the info which trickled on. The first official announcement came around March and it was not too long ago that we found out that several job openings were available at the studio to work on a Transformers Franchise related project.
There were many speculations based on the news but now we know.. and knowing is half the battle!
Toys “R” Us Singapore was kind to send our way a a sheet showcasing their Transformers: The Last Knight Promotion and various other Transformers Toy Offers they have at the moment.
We were informed that the promotion and all listed prices are valid only till July 31st, 2017.
For the Transformers: The Last Knight promotion, all Transformers toy purchases over Singapore $200/- will receive Transformers: The Last Knight Deluxe Class Battle Damaged Bumblebee and for all Transformers toy purchases above Singapore $25 will receive a Transformers: The Last Knight Goodie Bag.
TLK Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet is discounted by SGD 30/-
Selected Titans Return, Robots In Disguise – Combiner Force and Rescue Bots figures are also on discount.
You can check out the offers via the scanned images attached with this news post.
Transformers: Rescue Bots has a special place in TFW2005 heart. We became the first site to announce the project to the world back when it had humble beginnings as a way of teaching little children on hazards and safety. Since then, it has grown into an award winning TV show (currently on hiatus) with a modest fan-following and a great toyline.
Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce a new initiative by Hasbro and Signature Publishing. Starting from this May 19th, the two companies will launch a Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine to the UK market.
“Following on from TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, Signature Publishing is targeting younger fans of the massive, evergreen brand, TRANSFORMERS with the launch of TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS magazine, under license from Hasbro.
Open these pages to meet Rescue Bots Chase, Heatwave, Boulder and Blades, from the popular animated series, along with the iconic Transformers characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as they learn about teamwork, friendship and problem solving. This all-new pre-school children’s magazine is full of games, puzzles, posters, colouring, competitons and an action-packed comic story in every issue. Plus, each issue comes with bespoke Rescue Bots gifts..”
Check out the full press release and the images, after the jump.
Hot on the heels of The Bumblebee Movie logo trademark, Hasbro has applied for another brand new Transformers related Trademark at the United States Patent And Trademark Office.
What’s interesting is the fact that the trademark description is very descriptive unlike previous Transformers trademarks.
- Trademark ID: 87443682
- Trademark Date: 05/15/2017
- Owner: Hasbro Inc.
- Trademark Description: Toy robots; buildable toy robots; toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual forms
The trademark is obviously a wordplay of the names Cyber + Electronics or Cyberton + Electronics.
We currently do not know for what purpose this new trademark will be used but there may very well be electronics involved along with a construct-able functionality similar to what Lego has to offer with their Technics line.
The image used for this news post is Kre-O Bumblebee and does not relate to the content of the news post.
Couple of months back, we reported that Hasbro owned Boulder Media Studio, an Ireland based animation company is working on a Transformers franchise related animated series.
We’ve just learned that a week ago, something has flown under our radar. The studio in question is hiring candidates to work on the aforementioned project.
The openings are for Transformers Character Designers (2D), Concept Designers, Prop Designers (2D) and Background Artists (2D).
You can look at the job openings via the official website but some of the highlights include:
- It’s a 2D Animation Project (characters and props are 2D and so is the background)
- Based on ToonBoom Harmony
- Sci-fi Vehicles and Weaponry are involved.
Although we do not have a clear idea as to what Boulder Media has planned, but all of the above criteria ticks a certain Transformers show that is on hiatus at the moment. And that show is Transformers: Rescue Bots. However, things are up in the air. It could be a new show, it could be a return of an old show or it could be a follow-up. Fire away your thoughts, on the thread associated with this news post.
We’ve got word that two more Rescue Bots Mini-Cons have hit US retail. This time it is the Cheetah-bot Swift and the Bear-bot Sequoia who have been seen hanging from the pegs. TFW2005 member OCProwl reports that the pair were in a Toys R Us in Toys R Us in Santa Ana, California. Happy hunting, Rescue Bots fans!
Budge Studios is bringing us a new Transformers: Rescue Bots mobile game titled Disaster Dash – Hero Run.
The game looks familiar to the highly popular mobile game Angry Birds: Transformers (but with Rescue Bots instead of Autobirds and Deceptipigs).
Gather the Rescue Bots, rescue citizens and save the world with epic DinoBots!
Budge Studios™ presents Transformers Rescue Bots: Disaster Dash! Assemble all the Rescue Bots and go on an action-packed adventure to save the world from the evil Dr. Morocco! Rescue citizens, outrun disasters and chase down Morbots. Avoid obstacles, collect Energon and morph from bot to vehicle to epic DinoBot! Roll to the rescue!
The game is currently available on Apple’s iTunes Store. Check out more info and the trailer, after the jump.