Thanks to Ras and Another or our 2005 Boards, we have confirmation out of the UK that Supercon Optimus Prime, Blurr, the Space Team, the Destruction Team and the Adventure Team are all packaged with Universe CDs while on the original blue Armada cardbacks not the Battles of Unicron cardbacks. Variant collectors keep your eyes peeled. Word!
Thanks to Orson for updating his forum today by answering a ton questions from the fans!
Orson clarified a few things about Japanese exclusives, Transformers Alternators and the 20th Anniversary Prime!
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, King Atlas or “King Atlus”? Just wondering if you could please clear up that spelling issue.
Over the past coming 20 years we've all seen the ark inside and out, along with the nemesis topped with beast wars' axalon and dark side but we've never really seen any kind of toy or anything of them im not saying we need huge scale playsets of them but has the possibility of doing a little line of ships and stuff ever come into the collective mind at hasbro? i mean, i think it would be hella kool to see the Ark, Nemesis, etc done up the same way as your Star Wars “Action Fleet” line.
way ahead of you….O
Hey Orson, I've been reading this board for a while and hadn't seen this asked. I was just curious if when you guys are designing the Transformers, do you do anything on the computer in 3D before physical prototypes are made?
1% of the time
You said that anything plastic was available for Universe and Diecast was for g1. We never got any toys from Beast wars 2 and beast wars neo aside form one of the dinobots in the walmart exclusives. And also some in beast machines. So will we be able to get some of the japanese beast wars toys issued here domestically? The molds seem relatively new and “available” since takara used them.
Most of the animal they did are not what we are looking for (giraffe, rabbit, penquin, horse). Universe isnt just new toys to the US but a reintroduction of cool toys that will drive kid sales as well as collector sales. I am doing my best to walk the middle road. Orson
Looking at the OFTCC photos, it appears that the super-bright red and blue paint actually detracts from all the glorious detail you've endeavoured to pack into the toy, and frankly makes him look less like the $75 masterpiece that he is, and more like another quasi-simplistic child's plaything. Was the OFTCC sample just a fly-by-night one off, or does this protoype represent what we can actually expect in terms of the finished product? While I can't speak for everyone, I personally feel that the toy should be a bit more muted, as to avoid obscuring all the intensive labor that has obviously been poured into this figure. Perhaps slightly duller matte paints, rather than the retina-popping primary color gloss ones we've seen?
We are following a Animation color theme. There will be more metallic in the paint but I do not think it will be muted or dull. O
Will the alternators line have more than one size class of toy? With alternators being a G1 redux line, and two members already revealed to be G1 characters…..will they be recieving updated tech specs? or re-using the old ones?
NO plans for a story or tech specs currently. Since they are out of normal continuity we have not decided on how to handle them. I think of them as a “Ultimate universe” kind of thing. Sorry. Orson
E-hobby has done a wonderful service to Transformers fans by making new characters using old molds. I know I love it… Unfortunately, importing them can be expensive, and the Takara molds, while exactly like the originals, are more fragile than the Hasbro versions. Is there any chance of us getting new characters like Clamp Down, Deep Cover, Sunstorm, etc. here in the US, even as an online exclusive? Or should I just continue to import?
NO, if they are exclusives in Japan we will not do them here. We are working on our own items. MTC O
THANKS to Orson for taking the time out of his day to answer fan questions! Keep up the good work! Word.
Thanks to 2005 board member Snake, we now know that TransformersDVD.com is now live. This is the official Transformers DVD website from Metrodome Distribution., Here is a press release found on the site: “Welcome to TransformersDVD.com, the official Transformers DVD website from Metrodome Distribution. Here you'll find info on all of Metrodome's Transformers products available now, and due for release in the coming months. This November will see the UK exclusive release of the Transformers Season 2 part one; a three disc DVD set packed with features and 24 Transformers episodes: from 'Autobot Spike' to 'A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court'. It has been moved back from October to allow time for gathering all of the special features we want to make it an extra special DVD set. Veteran Transformers comic artist Lee Sullivan has been commisioned to produce original artwork for the set, and examples of his work can be seen here. Browse this website for more information on the DVD, and join our newsletter to receive updates on this and other Transformers products from Metrodome.” You can discuss this in on the 2005 Boards HERE.
TFW2005 is proud to present our complete Generation One Tech Spec Archive. Take a second and look over all the Tech Specs of your favorite characters! Click HERE. Enjoy!
Thanks to our friends at ToyFare Magazine, 2005 has learned that the Pallisadies Optimus Prime statue will debut on the cover of ToyFare issue 73. The magazine will be available on news stands everywhere on July 9th.
This weekend April 25-27 the third Jersey Devil Con will take place in central New Jersey at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center. Bob Skir will be on hand during the Transformers panel Saturday and J.E. Alvarez will take part of several different panels on Sunday.
Check out the Jersey Devil Con website here!
Also of note! J.E. Alvarez will be at the Chiller Theater Convention this Friday and Saturday representing Cybercon Expo as well as TFW2005.
Check out the Chiller Theather website here!