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

First Colour Images of Masterpiece Grimlock

Written by Big Bot on December 3, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , ,

e-hobby have put up the first colour images of MP-08 Grimlock. Shown are his Dino mode and robot mode holding his sword. There are no signs of his crown or brain transfer device. Overall, the figure shows a very similar colour scheme to his G1 counterpart.

Grimlock is due out in March 09.

Better Look at Masterpiece Grimlock

Written by Big Bot on November 22, 2008 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , ,

Another magazine scan,  but this time giving us a clearer look at Masterpiece Grimlock’s heigh, with a comparison his his G1 toy. There are also shots of the crown and mind swap device.

Thanks to forum member dejavufor the scan.

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.

More MP-05 Details

Written by Big Bot on November 28, 2006 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , ,

Fan2Fan have revealed some more details about Masterpiece Megatron

Kremzeek figure included (different mold from the one that comes with Kiss Players Autorooper x Atari)
– Working Trigger action when in Gun mode
– Same size as MP-01 G1 Convoy!!
– LED gimmick in scope
– Die-cast parts
– Memorable accessories include energy mace, laser-cutter and gun from Transformers The Movie (used by Megatron in the fight with Optimus Prime).
– New transformation designs and concepts, for example moving the trigger part to the legs, improving overall Robot proportion.
– Due to toy gun regulation in the US, Walter P-38 Megatron was never in the plans when the Japan team worked with the US team. MP-05 Megatron is designed and developed solely by the Japan team, solely for the Japan market.

MP Megatron Accessories

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

News images of Masterpiece Megatron in robot and alt mode have appeared, but also they include the accessories that are going to come with him. These include KREMZEEK, a pistol that looks like the the one from Transformers The Movie, a mace and an energon blade.

Clear images can be found here.

MP-05 Megatron Pre-order from XyberToys

Written by Big Bot on November 16, 2006 | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: ,

XyberToys have put up a pre-order for MP-05 Megatron, for £69.90. They are also offering a service to unpack and transform the item so that it can get through customs. Also to note is that it has not been revealed whether it will be shipped in Gun mode to begin with.

***MP-05 may or may not be factory packed in gun mode***


Due to the nature of this toy, Megatron comes packed in Gun Mode. And this may pose problems when undergoing customs clearance to all countries.
Therefore, we would like to highlight to all customers that we WILL NOT BE LIABLE for any actions taken by customs, e.g confiscation or taxes.

However, we can provide a service to unpack the megatron toy, and semi-transform him into robot mode, and pack him safely along with the rest of the packaging for shipment to our customers. This would definitely prevent any ‘security’ problems at all customs points, and would allow safe transit of this toy to you. This has been tested and proven to work.

If you would still like to have a mint in sealed box (MISB) item, then please be reminded of the above agreement, that we will not be liable for any consequences of shipping Megatron in gun mode.

We sincerely apologise to all custoemers for all this hassle on buying this really awesome and rare toy, but we need to be honest and upfront on the possible scenarios of purchasing this product, mainly due to the current security precautions and alerts at worldwide customs checkpoints.

MP-05 Megatron Revealed?

Written by Big Bot on | News,Takara,Toys | Tags: , , has revealed an image that COULD be Masterpiece Megatron in robot mode. It is unclear whether it is official or a fan made item.

Forum member Nemesis Scourge has received a reply from Fan2Fan about the release of MP Megatron.

Not at this time, the sales at Takara-Tomy are reluctant to release info on releases more than 3 months away, I guess they want to keep us focus on their new releases. Anyway I am pretty sure they will be releasing it considering the amount of hype it has stirred. Price and details still unknown.