Transformers-themed pub could be Britain’s Best Home Bar

A Transformers-themed pub is in the running to be crowned Britain’s Best Home Bar, in a competition being run by Liberty Games. The winning bar, chosen… [more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Transformers Prime Teaser Trailer

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on May 10, 2012 | Transformers Prime,Video Games |

The teaser trailer for Transformers Prime on the Nintendo Wii has finally been released. The game, also available on the Nintendo 3DS and DS, is developed by Now Production (NowPro) on the Wii and the 3DS, and by Altron Corporation on the DS.

If you’d like to know more about the Transformers Prime video game, you can visit the official website at

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Transformers Prime Video Game

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on March 15, 2012 | Transformers Prime,Video Games |

We’ve just received this press release from Activision about a new video game for Transformers Prime.


New Action Brawler Game Planned to Launch this Year Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms

Santa Monica, CA – March 15, 2012- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), is bringing the ultimate TRANSFORMERS video game experience to kids of all ages with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME video game. Based on the hit animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The Hub television network in the U.S., the game lets fans play as their favorite AUTOBOT characters and embark on an action-packed adventure to save the earth from the evil MEGATRON and his new secret weapon. Players step into the roles of OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET, BULKHEAD and more as they explore unique vistas all around the world with brawler-style combat and diverse driving sequences. Along the way, gamers cultivate friendships with Jack, Miko and Raf – the human characters from the show – as Team Prime sets out to protect mankind and eliminate the DECEPTICONS once and for all.

“Hasbro Studios has done a phenomenal job with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME television show,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. “We are collaborating closely with the series creators to capture all the adventure, humor and friendships from the show to create an authentic action experience for TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages to enjoy.”

“Hasbro is thrilled to be working with Activision again on an exciting new TRANSFORMERS video game,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro. “The TRANSFORMERS PRIME animated series has resonated strongly with kids and fans and we’re looking forward to delivering this new way to experience the adventure.”

TRANSFORMERS PRIME will hit stores later this year and is being developed exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system by Now Production (NowPro), and for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system by Altron Corporation. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

For more information and exclusive updates, fans can visit

TheTF.Net Forum Meet 2012

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 25, 2012 | Conventions,Site Updates |

Here we are at our forum meet for 2012, in a Wetherspoon’s pub. We’ve had a day of visiting various comic and toy shops, and now we’re boozing it up as per usual 🙂

If you’re in Birmingham, let us know and we’ll meet up!


TheTF.Net 2012 Forum Meet

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 24, 2012 | Conventions,Site Updates |

Our annual forum meet is taking place this weekend in Birmingham. The official thread for the meet is here on our forum, and any transfans are welcome to come along and say hi, and/or buy us beers. Some members have already geeked into Birmingham early and are enjoying the second city as we type this, whereas many more of us will arrive later tonight or tomorrow.

Assuming we’re able to, because there are no guarantees, we’ll get some photos up over the weekend so you can see what sort of stuff we’ve been doing.

If you do want to come along and meet some friendly, slightly drunk, Transformers fans in Birmingham then check out the forum thread for details – or you can comment here anytime over the weekend and, assuming I’ve not lost my phone, I’ll get the message and can let you know where we are… that is of course assuming I know where I am, which is no gimmee.

Bot Shots game is looking good

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on | Hasbro |

The Hasbro toy fair collectors’ event in New York seems to have gone well this year. These events are always made more difficult by the fact that corporations are obliged to promote their products throughout the year. This means that those who attend the events run the risk of being less than overwhelmed by things they have already seen promoted in advertisements and so on. Hence toy companies have to be shrewd enough to keep some interesting details back before unveiling them at fairs.

2012 was the fifth year Hasbro chose to showcase its products in this way and it seems to be developing a winning formula. There was a lot to see and the company clearly has a busy year ahead. Transformers fans will be pleased to learn that a theme park construction will be opening in Universal Studios, as we reported last September. However, British fans may be even more interested in some toy-related news.

Bot Shots will be launched via an internet game on March 1 2012 and offline products will become available. At first glance, prices seem reasonable. In the United States, $5 will be the amount charged. A fan will be able to collect up to 44 small robot figures. Playing with them should be great fun because when the Bot Shots come into contact with one another all sorts of possibilities will open out.

Hasbro has put quite a lot of development into how the Bot Shots will be played. The outcome of battles will be determined via a process that may seem complex at first. However, this process will soon become second nature we’ve been assured.

Hasbro and FarmVille enterprise team up

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 22, 2012 | Hasbro |

What is good for Hasbro is good for Transformers as, if Hasbro does well, their toy output is likely to go from strength to strength. Hasbro has recently entered into a very exciting partnership with Zynga. For those unfamiliar with Zynga, they are a firm which make games that are played on the social media giant Facebook. These games include the well-known FarmVille, among other games designed to eat away at your free-time.

Zynga is a big and powerful corporation, much like Hasbro itself. Lots of people love playing their games online (although not me). Believe it or not, the market value of Zynga currently exceeds that of many long established (more…)

Countdown to Transformers 4 begins

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 21, 2012 | Transformers 4 (2013) |

It has been a few days since director Michael Bay declared his intentions with regard to Transformers 4. A release date for the movie he has now been confirmed to direct has been pencilled in for June 29 2014 by Paramount. Steven Spielberg is on board once again as executive producer and has already begun some work on the project. However, we do not yet know very much about other aspects of the sequel to ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’.

This far ahead of a release it would be unusual to be clear about many details of a film. However, two big questions have been asked by both journalists and fans. People would like to know whether or not Transformers 4 will amount to more of the same. They would also appreciate it if they knew something about the cast of the upcoming movie. Of course, Michael Bay (more…)

Restricted Sunstorm and Encore Sixshot releases

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on | Takara,Toys |

Recent MP-11s Sunstorm information may be very interesting to many British Transformers fans. Takara has pencilled in a launch date for July or August 2012. Only 1,000 of the attractive Sunstorm toys will be made available in Japan. There may be more pieces which will be obtainable in other Asian markets, but there is as yet no information forthcoming with regard to potential western availability.

To buy a piece of the action in Japan, you would have to shell out 12,000 yen. This is approximately equivalent to £95 at the moment. The Sunstorm piece will come in an aesthetically pleasing black package for those fortunate enough to have a purchasing opportunity.

The Encore Sixshot release is planned to occur in July 2012. The price will be exactly the same as the Sunstorm figure. Nonetheless, the packaging will be quite different. Apparently, it will possess a leather finish and a special aperture. These features will help make it into a real collector’s item. At nearly £100, it might be thought that these kinds of luxury elements are what should be expected as part of the overall package.

Not every Transformers fan has the kind of budget with which to afford such extravagant purchases. Nevertheless, many of us in Britain would enjoy the opportunities presented by having a local release. Hopefully, Takara will one day perceive that there is a British demand for this type of special offer. Until then, we can feast our eyes on what our Asian friends can look forward to.

Transformers 4 cast news

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 19, 2012 | Transformers 4 (2013) |

Although we are all wondering what kind of movie Transformers 4 will be, certain things can be expected. A commitment to high-octane action is pretty much a given. The ambition to be a massive blockbuster will be there. Director Michael Bay will probably give us a few money shots to remember. However, speculation is beginning to mount with regard to who will actually star in the film.

We have known that Shia LaBeouf was unlikely to reprise his role for some time. However, Josh Duhamel has underlined the fact that the cast changes are likely to be on the wholesale side of the street. Whether or not this will make for a radical departure from ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ is unclear, but we will be seeing quite a few new faces.

Josh Duhamel has confirmed that Shia LaBeouf won’t be featuring and has revealed to the press that he has not been called up in relation to the new movie. In addition, he has said that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is not a probable star for Transformers 4. It seems that she is destined to have had just one outing in the franchise. Josh Duhamel has said that Tyrese Gibson is also likely to miss out on the opportunity of being part of the 2014 release.

Media and fans alike are wondering who will be in Transformers 4. To satisfy his critics, Michael Bay will have to do much more than work with a new set of actors. However, his willingness to do so shows that he might be thinking of Transformers 4 in greater depth than some of his critics would expect.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Toy Images

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on February 13, 2012 | Toys,Video Games |

As we just mentioned, Hasbro is releasing some new Transformers toys based on the forthcoming video game Transformers Fall of Cybertron. Here, for your frenzied enjoyment, are the photographs of the toys themselves.

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