As promised, Botcon organizers are sharing convention news via their Twitter account, giving us the big reveal of Animated Minerva as the Customization Class exclusive! Minerva was a character from the Generation One Japanese series Masterforce and commands big bucks on the vintage market. And now a lucky few Botcon attendees will create their very own update in the Animated line!
Minerva is a redeco of Animated Arcee, with new head antennae. Class participants can choose from G1 or Animated styling, per @Botcon.
Check her out with either antennae set in full resolution by clicking the thumbnail! [Read more…]
Reports are coming in from California collectors that the second wave of Reveal the Shield deluxes are being spotted at Target stores. The wave consists of Perceptor, Wreck-Gar, ”G2 Laser Rod” Optimus Prime and a redeco of the Classics Bumblebee mold. Our own thedrknss48 found the wave at Fullerton Target, and a member of the Allspark forums reported the same success at Target in Culver City (Jefferson)! Good luck! [Read more…]
In an update to our previous coverage about the use of the name “Spastic” on the leader of the upcoming Stunticons Power Core Combiners set, the outcry from some in the U.K. regarding the word’s use as a slur has resulted in a name change, even though the set was not scheduled for release in the U.K. This was posted on facebook by Hasbro PCC lead designer Eric Siebenaler to TFW2005 member Draven earlier today.
So we’ll have to see what happens to the little yellow Decepticon sports car with no name. Replacement names that have popped so far include Drag Strip, Decepticharge (ugh, that poor Alternator) and Spasma (as in the Headmaster partner of G1 Apeface).
One wag in the previous discussion thread even suggested Wanker. Clever, but let’s not push it.
Hot on the heels of this week’s release of the Generations wave five, of War for Cybertron Cliffjumper, Skullgrin and Thunderwing, comes the highly anticipated debut of the Reveal the Shield subline/promotion. The first wave debuts the new molds Special Ops Jazz and Turbo Tracks along with remold Mindset and redeco Fallback!
These were found by our own big hank at a Wal-Mart in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Congrats, big hank, and happy hunting to the rest of us!
TFW2005’s own S250 has shared with us a few photos of the upcoming Reveal the Shield Special Ops Jazz. Hit the thumbnail to check out the robot mode, the fold-up pistol and a nice headshot!
I wanted to make sure TFW2005 got the word out on the risk you might be taking with your vintage or reissue Predaking when adding on these third party parts. Check out this video review by our own optibotimus316 for the full story and images. We’re told the manufacturer is aware of the issue and is sending out some sort of protective part. We’ll keep you posted as more on this story develops.
There are new underpants to test, and Vangelus needs the pelvises of Gogdog, Seth Buzzard, and Dreweido to help him pick out the best ones.
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