TFNation 2019 Transformers Convention Review

This last weekend saw yet another Transformers convention take over the Metropole Hilton, in Birmingham. These weekends have become a staple of my summer… [more]

TFNation 2019 Transformers Convention Review TFNation 2019 Transformers Convention Review

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]

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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

Transformers Encore 13 and 14 Revealed

Written by Big Bot on October 11, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags:

TFW2005 Red leader, and owner of site sponsor Kapow Toys has confirmed the identity of the next Transformers Encore figures, numbers 13 and 14 in the series. Encore 13 is Trailebreak and Encore 14 is Hoist. No release date has been given but expect some soon as other retailers confirm the information.

Trailbreaker has been reissued once before in 2001 in Japan. Hoist was first reissued in 2001 in Japan as part of a one day convention special and by Hasbro in 2003 for the Commemorative Series.

Transformers Masterpiece 02 Ultra Magnus Getting Second Production Run

Written by Big Bot on July 23, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , , ,

Various retailers have received word from TakaraTomy that they plan on a 2nd production run for Transformers Masterpiece 02 Ultra Magnus, the repaint of MP-01 Optimus Prime. It will be out by Christmas, in November sometime. It will cost about $110 or £55 from retailers like

The figure was originally released in April 2006, and became very rare, very quickly, due to the limited production run.

Detailed Henkei Ramjet Photo Gallery

Written by Big Bot on July 8, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags:

A member of has posted a gallery of one of TakaraTomy’s upcoming Henkei releases, Ramjet. As you can see from the pictures, the figure will have chrome tailfins, thrusters and the cockpit interior, as well as a different paint scheme on the wings and slightly altered details elsewhere. Both modes are shown.

Magazine Scans of Hyper Hobby 8

Written by Big Bot on | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , , , member Cheem The Rup has provided two scans from the August edition of Hyper Hobby 8 Magazine, which has pictures of some new Transformers toys from TakaraTomy. Shown are Henkei! Henkei! Sunstreaker and Prowl (with the Universe versions as well), Encore Mini-bots, Encore Skywarp and Thundercracker set, Binaltech Optimus Prime, E-Hobby exclusive Guardian Robot and more.

MP-07 Thundercracker, Nissan GT-R Bot & New Henkei Figures

Written by Big Bot on June 17, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , have received some news from Japan of some new toys coming later this year from TakaraTomy.

The next Masterpiece figure has apparently been revealed as MP-07 Thundercracker, due for release in November. Also listed are 2 versions of a new figure, which transforms into a silver or red Nissan GT-R. This will also be on sale from November. Judging by the listing and rumour going around, it seems to be part of the Binaltech line.

Continuing the Henkei line, the following are listed for release in October:

C-09 Lamborghini
C-10 Streak
C-11 Ironhide
C-12 Ratchet
D-05 Octane
D-06 Galvatron

e-Hobby Guardian Robot Comic Preview

Written by Big Bot on May 30, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags:

e-Hobby have updated their listing for their exclusive Guardian Robot figure with a preview of the comic that comes with it. (Encore Omega Supreme repaint) figure. The previewshows images of the cover and pages 1 and 2.

The preview shows Megatron and the Decepticons fighting their way through Cybertron until a Guardian Robot appears.

Next Henkei Figures: Powerglide, Silverbolt & Onslaught

Written by Big Bot on May 28, 2008 | Takara,Toys | Tags: ,

The next batch of Henkei figures from TakaraTomy have been posted by Fan2Fan.

In a suprise move, the next figures will be USA Editions of Powerglide, Silverbolt and Onslaught, all from the upcoming Transformers: Universe line from Hasbro.  All 3 are due for release in October.

Pictures have been mirrored here.

Thanks to forum member Nemesis Scourge for the news.

Henkei Thundercracker, Skywarp and Crystal Convoy Announced

Written by Big Bot on May 20, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys |

TakaraTOMY has updated their website with listings for three new Henkei Transformers items, Crystal Convoy, Skywarp and Thundercracker.

Crystal Convoy is an eHobby online store and International Tokyo Toy Show 2008 convention exclusive. Thundercracker and Skywarp are Hobby Toy Market and Ganbo Store exclusives.

At the bottom of the page, there is also confirmation of the eHobby exclusive repaint of Omega Supreme.

New Stock Photos of Encore 10 Omega Supreme

Written by Big Bot on April 11, 2008 | Generation One,News,Takara,Toys |

Japanese online store AmiAmi has posted images of Transformers Encore #10 Omega Supreme.

The images show both robot and base modes, with a slight look at the new remoulded face through his visor.

Transformers Encore #10 Omega Supreme is due out in June 2008 from TakaraTomy.

Confirmation of Transformers Henkei C-07 and C-08

Written by Big Bot on April 9, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | have confirmed that the next two Transformers Henkei figures are C-07 Sunstreaker and C-08 Prowl.

The Henkei line is TakaraTomy’s Japanese version of Hasbro’s Transformers Classics line, released in early 2007.

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