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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BotCon 2009: Hasbro Panel

Hasbro’s panel at BotCon 2009 is in mid flow and a few of the main USA sites are live blogging/twittering/posting updates from the convention. Unfortunately, no photos or videos are allowed, so there’s only lots of text to read.

The panel consists of Greg Lombardo, Aaron Archer, Bill Rawley, Joe Kyde, and Erik Siebenaler, as well as some of Hasbro’s writers and marketing team. There’s a lot of information on Masterpiece, Animated, Universe and Revenge of the Fallen toys for the rest of 2009 and 2010. Hopefully there will be some more news on why Animated was cancelled, but we may have to wait until tomorrow.

If you can’t be bothered to read through everything, I will post the big news from the convention: Hasbro are planning on becoming more environmental with their packaging and removing the twist ties. Amazing!

Transformers 2 toys at Forbidden Planet from TODAY

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on | News,Toys,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

Ironhide Transformers 2Following on from Toys R Us this week, we received an email from the guys at Forbidden Planet (every grown up’s favourite shop) to say that they too have Transformers toys from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen on sale today.

You can see them on their website too, but personally I’d head down to the store to see for myself, you never know what else you’ll pick up.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen toys at Toys R Us

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on May 28, 2009 | Hasbro,News,Toys,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

Toys R Us sent us some images and copy about the Transformers 2 toy line that will be launching in their stores nationwide in the UK this weekend. That’s right, this Saturday May 30th you’ll be able to get your hands on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen toys at Toys R Us.

To mark the launch of the new Transformers toy range, Chevrolet will roll into Toys R Us in Brent Cross on Saturday 30th May (10am until 6pm) with an exclusive branded version of their Camaro as seen inthe Transformers movies.

The Chevrolet Camaro comes in yellow colours with the black racing stripes, just like the real Bumblebee. The car also features the Autobot insignia on the steering wheel, the seats and the wheel centres.

Here’s the press release from Toys R Us.

25 years after the original Transformers were launched, toy giant Toys R Us has announced it will dedicate a massive 24ft wall of space at the front of their stores to accommodate the latest Transformers toy range…4 weeks prior to the new movie release.

In 2007, Transformers hit cinema screens across the UK with their first movie and became a spectacular success and a big hit with toy shoppers. Now Toys R Us are set to give Transformers 2, the new live action blockbuster due for UK release next month massive support at store level and online and has tipped Transformers action figures to be top of toy wish lists yet again.

Already available on ‘pre-order’ at the toys giants online store, the latest toy releases have been given an On Sale Release Date for Saturday (30th May). New Action figures and key character Bumblebees’ Helmet and Plasma Cannon accessories are just some of the new toys about to hit the streets.

Toys R Us will be the first and only major multiple to create the ultimate in-store experience defining the Autobots and Decepticons on huge visual and audio imagery giving fans both young and old a unique Transformers shopping experience.

Mike Coogan, Toys R Us Marketing Director said “Transformers has been an enormous product concept since Toys R Us launched back in ’85, the size of our stores allow us to merchandise a vast selection of products within the Transformers range from action figures and games to helmets and stationary. If you love Transformers, then you’ll enjoy a trip to Toys R Us, the displays will be amazing and the new range is very exciting”.


Transformers 2 Deluxe Figure Bumblebee £12.99

Get ready to roll out with Autobot allies, especially Sam’s pet favourite Bumblebee. This detailed Bumblebee figure unleashes a launching pulse missile in robot mode and converts to a cool, Camaro concept car in vehicle mode.

Also available is Soundwave, Breakaway, Sideswipe, Rampage, and Sideways.

Transformer 2 Movie Leaders Megatron and Optimus Prime £44.99 each

Add to the Transformers collection with these latest Revenge of the Fallen Movie Leader figures. These large scale Megatron and Optimus Prime action figures come with realistic styling and detail. Mech Alive technology reveals inner gearing whilst electronic lights and sounds truly bring the action to life.

Transformers 2 Bumblebee Helmet £39.99

Kids can pretend to be the fun-loving Autobot character Bumblebee with this role-playing helmet that lets a child mix their own voice with music and includes ‘tune in’ radio phrases from Bumblebee and battle sound effects.

Transformers 2 Bumblebee Arm Blaster £39.99

To complete the fantasy, kids can pretend to battle the Decepticons with Bumblebee’s Plasma Cannon – the awesome arm blaster with its arsenal of weapons to protect humanity with its realistic lights and sounds.

Coming Soon

One of the largest and most powerful Decepticons Devastator is expected for launch next month.

Transformers 2 Movie Construction Devastator

Look out for this new Devastator made up from no less than six construction vehicles.

Lots of ROTF Toys out in UK

Written by Big Bot on May 21, 2009 | News,Toys,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: ,

The UK seems to be having it good right now. The Transformers Revenge of the Fallen release date has been brought forward to 19th June, and now we have lots of ROTF toys as well.

Forum member NeoPrimus has spotted Legends Optimus Prime, Jetfire, Springer and Bumblebee, Scout Dead End and Knock Out and Deluxe Breakaway, Rampage, Sideswipe and Sideways. All were found at his local Argos.

Get hunting UK fans, you’re local store may have jumped the official release date (30th May) and released the figures early.

Free Transformers Toys at Burger King

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on May 5, 2009 | Merchandise,Toys,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen |

Burger King and TransformersFast food chain Burger King has signed a 3 picture deal to offer promotional toys for the movies: Star Trek, G.I. Joe and Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

The details of the Transformers toys offered by Burger King are:


Transform Your Way(TM): Starting June 22, fans can look forward to the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen promotion, which will give guests the chance to take home a range of prizes, from $1 million cash to a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro to movie passes and instant-win food items like the CROISSAN’WICH(R) and WHOPPER(R) sandwich. As part of the Transform Your Way(TM) scratch-and-win game, game pieces will be available on specially marked menu items. BURGER KING(R) will also give guests a second chance to win at, where consumers can navigate interactive online applications to enter daily for a chance to win $10,000.

New BK BBQ DOUBLE STACKTICON(TM) sandwich: The BURGER KING(R) menu will undergo a transformation with this new sandwich. Available for a limited time only for a suggested retail price starting at $2.79 the Transformers-inspired burger allows guests to stack multiple burger patties, bacon, sauce and cheese similar in theme to the “combining” of Transformers characters in the upcoming film.

Advertising by film director Michael Bay: Blockbuster director, Michael Bay, directed the national kid’s television advertising spots that will turn the BURGER KING(R) dining experience on its head. In addition, each BK(R) Kids Meal will come with one of eight Transformers toys that bring the beloved characters and vehicles from the movie to life.

This deal between Burger King and Paramount represents the first movie merchandise deal for Paramount that stretches across more than one movie franchise. LeeAnne Stables is the executive VP for marketing for Paramount. She states:

Burger King has been an excellent partner for us because of the volume of customer traffic.

Burger King and Paramount have enjoyed partnerships before, on the 2007 movie Transformers and 2008’s Iron Man.

The best news yet for Transformers fans is that Transformers 2 director Michael Bay is set to direct a special Burger King advert for Transformers. This ensures that the TV spot for BK has the same style as the much anticipated movie, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

Transformers Toys website for G1 Transformers

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on March 25, 2009 | News,Toys,Toys / Action Figures |

If you’re looking for G1 Transformers toys online there aren’t that many websites you could turn to, assuming you don’t visit eBay of course, which has been most people’s port of call for some years. One website selling Transformers toys that has just come to our attention is, which sells G1 Transformers in abundance.

Unlike some Transformers websites that claim to sell G1 Transformers, but are always low on stock, currently (at time of writing) has almost 2,000 in stock, so you’re likely to find what you’re looking for.

They don’t just have G1 Transformers either, they sell Transformers from 1984 through to the present day.

What makes it different though? allows you to negotiate on the prices! Where else can you do that? Not even on eBay.

Another useful thing about the website is that it will help you to identify those parts you’re not quite sure of. Is it Grimlock’s sword or Snarl’s?

As well as being a shop, it also has a Transformers forum if you want to ask questions and mingle with Transformers fans.

Has anyone used before? If so, let us know what you think.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Audi R8 Decepticon Toy Images

Written by Big Bot on January 19, 2009 | News,Toys,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: , have provided images of an unknown Audi R8, that will be a Decepticon in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The-Arker has lots of pictures of the vehicle mode and the robot mode, but nothing that gives away what the characters name will be.

New January 2009 Argos Catalogue – Confirmed Transformers for Sale

Written by Big Bot on January 18, 2009 | News,Toys | Tags: , ,

The bi-annual event of the new Argos catalogue occured yesterday and its now time to analyse the 1802 pages to see what Transformers offerings are inside. Animated Bumper Battlers are shown twice, and Animated Deluxes seem to have a price increase, but Leader Megatron has £10 off.

Page 1655
Transformers: Animated Bumper Battler. Cat no 387/7405 – £9.79 or 2 for £15 (Nightwatch Optimus Prime pictured)

Page 1668
Marvel Transformers Crossovers. Cat no 387/7498 – £14.69 (Spider-Man & Wolverine pictured)

Page 1674
Transformers: Universe
25th Anniversary Deluxe. Cat no 369/7795 – £12.69 (Starscream pictured)
Legends 5 Pack. Cat no 387/7931 – £14.69
25th Anniversary Voyager. Cat no 369/8048 – £19.59 (Inferno Pictured)
25th Anniversary Ultra. Cat no 081/5099 – £24.49 (Silverbolt Pictured) Extra Stores Only

Transformers: Animated
Animated Activators. Cat no 387/6530 – £6.79 (Patrol Bumblebee & Grimlock Pictured)
Animated Bumper Battlers. Cat no 387/7405 – £9.79 (Nightwatch Optimus Prime Pictured)
Animated Deluxe. Cat no 369/7647 – £12.69 (Blurr Pictured)
Animated Leader Megatron. Cat no 369/7692 – £29.39 (Megatron Pictured)

Ironically, on page 1674, it mentions that 2009 is the 25th Anniversary of Transformers. This makes no sense as Hasbro UK (wrongly) said that 2005 was the UK’s 20th Anniversary!

First Photos of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Constructicon Toy have posted 7 photos of what is believed to be part of Devastator, who will be appearing in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The figure has no name, and the robot mode isn’t show, but he does transform into an RH400, with a Decepticon logo on the side. The last 2 photos show the figure with what could possibly be his mode for merging into Devastator.

New Images Of TFC-004 Gear Of War Set

Written by Big Bot on January 9, 2009 | News,Toys |

Some new pictures of the custom TFC-004 Gear of War set are now up on

The pictures show close up details of Inferno and his accessories as well as the Soundwave cassette drone.

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