With fair warning to mild story spoilers as you enjoy watching Siege this weekend on Netflix, voice actress Linsay Rousseau shared her thoughts in a recent interview about Elita-1’s role in this chapter and relationship with Optimus Prime & the rest of the Autobots.
The official Takara Tomy Transformers Twitter have uploaded official images of the upcoming Transformers Earthrise Seeker Elite Ramjet & Dirge And Autobot Alliance Prowl & Ironhide packs.
We have a look at the robot mode of these new molds for the Earthrise collection. Takara Tomy have confirmed the release and pre-orders of these 2-packs for the Japanese market next month. These packs are being released as Amazon exclusives in the US.
Additionally, Takara Tomy have also announced the release of the “Alternate Universe” Optimus Prime in Japan next month.
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Courtesy of Loopaza Mega Store we have our usual doses of Figure King Magazine Scans. Issue #270 features some new images and information of Netflix’s War For Cybertron, Earthtise, Haslab Unicron, Studio Series, Masterpiece Starscream Ver. 2.0 & More
This month we have and impressive amount of 40 pages of Transformers content due to the 35 anniversary of the franchise in Japan:
- Netflix’s War For Cybertron – 25 pages about the series, toys (with a look at Elita-1’s robot and alt mode), voice cast, interviews, design sketches, and G1 references.
- Transformes Earthrise – Some shots and stock images of Takara Tomy Mall exclusive ER EX-14 Runamuck, and Wave 3 ER-11 Sunstreaker (to be released in December) with some extra pages dedicated to ER-10 Scorponok showing off how he can easily switch heads with Titans Return Fortress Maximus, and interview with his designer.
- Transformers Masterpiece Starscream 2.0 – Better resolution images of the sketches we had seen before.
- War For Cybertron Haslab Unicron – Some additional shots of Unicron’s gray prototype.
- Super 7 Super Cyborg Limited Edition Clear Megatron – A special limited release of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive 12″ Megatron casted in crystal clear plastic with painted inner torso.
- Transformers Studio Series – A special set of images of Studio Series Devastator and Constructicons, including Takara Tomy Mall exclusive SS-EX Skipjack. Japanese fans will complete Devastator with SS-54 Overload which will be released as part of Wave 16 in August together with SS-53 Cliffjumper (Bumblebee Movie).
- Transformers Masterpiece Movie – Some shots of the new MPM-11 Ratchet and the rest of the Masterpiece Movie Autobot group.
- Prime 1 Studio Revenge Of The Fallen Optimus Prime Statue – Some shots to promote the Japanese release of this impressive statue.
- Threezero Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Premium Scale – Japanese fans will have the chance to buy this impressive action figure.
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“We looked at things like [Generation 1], how do we pay homage to that visually? We looked at Bumblebee, the opening scene of Bumblebee, to get the tone of Cybertron – the flavor of it,” DeSanto said, “I come from anime fandom — I loved Macross, Yamato, Gatchaman as a kid, so references like that would often come up in conversation with the team in Japan.”
“What I’m excited about is that we knew from the very beginning, almost two years ago, that Kingdom was going to be the third chapter,” DeSanto said. “We spent a lot of time developing the trilogy as a whole, so what I’m excited about is people trying to figure out how we get to Kingdom. Siege to Earthrise to Kingdom: it’s three chapters of a trilogy, but they’re distinctly different even though they tell one large story.”
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It’s here! The latest animated incarnation of Transformers is now available for fans to enjoy on Netflix!
Check it out by clicking here: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege on Netflix
This gritty new take on Transformers is touted as the origin story for the Transformers universe. This series takes is based on last year’s Siege toyline and focuses on the last days of the war for Cybertron. Be sure to check it out and share your spoiler free thoughts on the TFW2005 boards.
Hasbro held a special Fans Expo 2020 event in Hong Kong. This is a big exhibit with tons of figures on display from different Hasbro franchises.
Of course, there’s a great Transformers section with figures from all different lines: Generations, Netflix War for Cybertron, Masterpiece and more. Some important highlights are that the new Beast Wars Masterpiece MP-50 Tigatron was on display both robot and beast mode giving us a closer look at this mold. Additionally, we could also spot the new Generations Selects God Neptune, the new Quintesson Pit Of Judgement, Masterpiece Spinout, Masterpiece Arcee and Masterpiece Movie Starscream among other recent releases.
Update: Hasbro Hong Kong Facebook have uploaded a nice video showing all the exhibit. You can watch it after the jump.
Takara Tomy Mall website have updated listings and pre-orders for their next Transformers exclusive items: Earthrise Skywarp & Thundercracker, Doublecrosser and Siege Ratchet.
While these items are exclusive to Takara Tomy Mall, it’s highly probable that other online retailers will carry them, giving collectors another alternative to grab these molds. Read on for details:
- Earthrise ER-EX 15 Doublecrosser – Release date: January 2021, ￥880 ($8.38)
- Earthrise ER-EX16 Skywarp & Thundercracker (2-pack) – Release date: January 2021, ￥9,900 ($94.24)
- Siege SG-EX Ratchet – Release date: January 2021, ￥3,300 ($31.41)
As usual these days, there are no discernible differences compared to their Hasbro counterparts. Click on the bart to see the mirrored stock images and then let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Via Autobase Aichi we have a load of new stock images to share with you as well as some release information of the upcoming Transformers Earthrise, Netlfix’s War For Cybertron & Studio Series figures for the Japanese market.
Click on the name of each figure to surf to the respective thread in our boards:
- Transformers Earthrise
- Netlfix’s War For Cybertron
- Studio Series
Check all the images after the jump and then let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!
Transformers War for Cybertron Siege is getting ready to hit Netflix in just a couple days, officially dropping on July 30th worldwide. The show focuses on the last days of the war on Cybertron, with the Autobots and Optimus Prime battling it out with Megatron and the Decepticons. It’s heavily based on the Hasbro toys from last year, so far that the CGI models of the robots in the show come from Hasbro’s toy design files. It’s also part of a trilogy – there will be two more seasons, one for Earthrise which is the line out now, and one for KINGDOM which we assume is coming next year in toy form.
TFW2005 was able to check out the entire series a bit early thanks to the Netflix and Hasbro PR teams. Read on to check out our thoughts, there may be some minor spoilers but we will keep all the major stuff out so you can enjoy the series yourselves!