Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

Every year, since 2011, the nerds from TheTF.Net forum (now a Facebook group, because running a forum proved too much like hard work) have met for a weekend… [more]

Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff

This weekend saw our annual forum meet being held in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Each year we meet in a different town or city in the UK, alternating… [more]

Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff Our 2019 Forum Meet took place this weekend, in Cardiff

Video Footage from Transforce in 2001

Almost 18 years ago (crikey, has it been that long?) we wrote a review of our visit to Transforce in August 2001. It was a seriously hot day, but a great… [more]

Video Footage from Transforce in 2001 Video Footage from Transforce in 2001

Join our Autobot Alliance on Transformers Earth Wars

If you play the mobile game Transformers Earth Wars, and you're looking for a good Autobot Alliance to join, then seek us out in the game. We're called… [more]

Join our Autobot Alliance on Transformers Earth Wars Join our Autobot Alliance on Transformers Earth Wars

TheTF.Net Northern Meet

It's been six months since we last bothered updating this site. Not because we've lost our love for Transformers, but because we really can't be bothered… [more]

TheTF.Net Northern Meet TheTF.Net Northern Meet

Interview with Sari Voice Actor Tara Strong

Written by Big Bot on February 22, 2008 | Animated,Cartoon,Interviews,News |

TFW2005 have managed to get an interview with Transformers: Animated voice actor Tara Strong, who plays Sari Sumdac. As well as discussing the new show, they also talk about here other roles.

Interview with Hasbro Designer Tim Bradley

Written by Big Bot on February 20, 2008 | Beast Machines,Beast Wars,Cybertron,Hasbro,Interviews,News |

TF@TM have interviewed Tim Bradley, who worked for Hasbro as a designer in 1998 and 2004 on Transformers, Star Wars and Jurassic Park to name a few. Included in his Transformers portfolio is work on Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Cybertron.

The full interview can be read here.

Simon Furman Interviewed

Written by Big Bot on January 29, 2008 | Comics,Dreamwave,IDW Publishing,Interviews,Marvel,News,Titan |

TFW2005 have sat down with comic writer Simon Furman and discussed his work on Transformers comics, but also his views on the Transformers movie, and how he feels it should have been done.

TFW2005: (Further along the expanded universe angle) Are there any possibilities to seeing any stories from Transformers past or Transformers future that would have all new characters we have never seen before (no Optimus, no Megatron, no G1 homages, etc)?

Simon Furman: There’s always that potential I suppose, and we are going right back in time for The Thirteen, which features a (largely) new cast of characters we’ll be building from the ground up. Not sure about the future. I don’t really want to do an animated TF movie thing and scrap everything in favour of a new cast. There’s so much potential in the present day cast still to explore in new and different ways. That’s where my creative energies are focused right now.

Interview with Oscar Nominated ILM Animation Supervisor

Written by Big Bot on January 25, 2008 | Interviews,News,Transformers movie (2007) |

Animation Supervisor, Scott Benza, who works at ILM, the studio behind the wonderful special effects on Transformers, has been interviewed about his recent Academy Award nomination.

In the interview, he talks about his past work but also how he went about creating the effects to make them believable.

We find out on 24th February if Transformers wins the Oscar.

Interview with Chris Ryall at Comic Book Resources

Written by Big Bot on January 18, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,Interviews,News |

In an interview with IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, some news about future Transformers comic releases has been revealed including that a new Transformers; Evolutions titles is planned but with all the different continuities currently on offer, it will have to wait for a break.

Are there plans for more “Transformers: Evolutions” titles in the future?

There are talks, anyway. Between the animated movie, the ongoing TF comics we’ve been doing, the reprints of past companies’ stories, the movie continuity, and the upcoming new animated series books, I think that both Hasbro and I are wary of having too many more different continuities out there. But that said, the answer to the question is “yes.”

Marty Isenberg Q & A

Written by Big Bot on December 21, 2007 | Animated,Interviews,News | have interviewed Transformers: Animated writer Marty Isenberg on the upcoming cartoon. Many people will remember Marty from his work on Beast Machines and the problems that went on at the time with that series.

He reveals some general information about the series without giving away any spoilers.

Don Figueroa Interview

Written by Big Bot on December 6, 2007 | Comics,Interviews,News |

TFW2005 have had an interview with fan favourite artist, Don Figueroa, and in it, he confirms (Chris Ryall mentioned it last month) that he will be taking some time away from Transformers projects and doing something new. There is also some concept sketches that Don has done.

Interview with Hasbro’s Eric Siebenaler

Written by Big Bot on November 4, 2007 | Animated,Hasbro,Interviews,News,Toys |

Fansite TFW2005 have managed to get an interview with Hasbro designer Eric Siebenaler. The interview goes into detail on his work at Hasbro, with the odd mention of Transformers Animated designs, and about how to get involved within the industry.

Writer Speaks about Live Action Movie

Written by admin on October 11, 2007 | Interviews,News,Transformers movie (2007) |

This is from Movie writer Roberto Orci, who recently took time to give an overview of proceedings on (and it’s actually him this time! Don confirmed it.)

This news is currently being discussed in our forums.
Hey Everyone,

We’re still having a great time and learning a lot reading everything on this message board. Let us answer a couple of things

1.) In regards to our interview discussing Transformers as a toy line, you should know we made that statement surrounded by cynical reporters. We meant that it would be easy for a screenwriter to come in and think, “I don’t have to do a hell of a lot because it’s just a toy line, and I can just make a giant commercial, with giant robots fighting, instead of having to come up with a good story.” We were merely expressing our intention not to fall into the trap of thinking we could be lazy just because the toy line is so successful.

Alex and I were both fans when we were kids, we both saw the movie back in the day, although I’ll admit the toys my parents gave me were GOBOTS and VOLTRON!

2.) On mass shifting No matter where you fall in this debate, you should at least take heart in the fact that we have all been debating the issue as diligently and seriously as the supreme court weighing constitutional law. No matter how it turns out in the end, both sides will hopefully see that the decision was not taken lightly, and that our choices were not arbitrary and were made in service of a cool story. We are still reviewing arguments on both sides, and we may even have a solution that satisfies both sides. You will be the ultimate judges.

3.) We’ve chatted with Don about the voice casting, and you can rest assured we’re still writing it with the original voices in mind.

4.) We were surprised by the reaction against Arcee. I myself never had a bias against her, figuring if the Autobots are all male, it would be logical that there would have to be a female. However, given the strong reactions we’ve read, the matter is again under “judicial review.”

Thanks again for all the input. Don’t worry about insulting us. We know it’s all in the service of the finished product.

James Raiz Interview

Written by admin on | Comics,Dreamwave,Interviews,News | have recently interviewed James Raiz, who worked for Dreamwave on Armada, MTMTE, G1 and Energon. and is now working on drawing the new Death’s Head. Read the full interview here.

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