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]

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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Latest Animated Galleries Uploaded

Written by Perceptor on September 23, 2008 | Site Updates,Toys | Tags: , , , ,

The latest additions to out toy galleries are ready for viewing in the form of Animated Autobot Jazz, Oil Slick, Prowl and Ultra Magnus.

New Animated Galleries Up

Written by Perceptor on September 11, 2008 | Animated,Site Updates,Toys | Tags: , , , , ,

Our next batch of Animated Galleries are now up for viewing. Follow the links to see Blitzwing, Lugnut, Voyager Class Optimus Prime, Snarl and Soundwave.

Animated Skywarp Images

Written by Perceptor on August 7, 2008 | Animated,News,Toys | Tags: , ,

The first image of Animated Skywarp has appeared thanks to e-bay seller menasor1979. Only the jet mode is shown but expect more images soon.

Transformers Animated on Nintendo DS

Written by Darren 'Starscream' Jamieson on July 25, 2008 | Animated,Video Games | Tags: ,

We just received an email from Activision about Transformers Animated on Nintendo DS. They’ve sent us a fact sheet and some screen shots. This looks pretty cool.

Based on Cartoon Network’s animated television series of the same name, TRANSFORMERS Animated, available exclusively on the Nintendo DS™, under license from Hasbro, delivers an exciting action-adventure experience. As they blast through DECEPTICON-controlled hoverbots, players attempt to solve challenging teamwork-based puzzles and race through the motorways of a futuristic Detroit, dodging on-coming traffic while seamlessly changing between robot and vehicle-form. Fans take control of all their favorite AUTOBOT characters, including OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, BULKHEAD and PROWL, as they work together to reclaim the lost fragments of the Allspark before the DECEPTICONS intercept it and claim Cybertron as their own.


  • Adventure beyond the animated series – Gamers experience TRANSFORMERS Animated in a whole new way in this action-adventure game based on the animated series and featuring several of the characters and environments fans enjoy.
  • Play as your favorite AUTOBOT characters – Players instantly switch between AUTOBOT team members using their special skills and unique individualized weapons to overcome enemies and challenges. They can take down a boss with OPTIMUS PRIME, outrace foes with BUMBLEBEE, break down barriers with BULKHEAD or outmaneuver enemies with PROWL.
  • It’s all about teamwork – Faced with a number of challenging side-scrolling puzzles, fans must utilize each AUTOBOT team member to solve problems. Working as a team and combining the abilities of each AUTOBOT is the key to recovering all three Allspark shards before the DECEPTICONS.
  • Speed through the Detroit motorways – Gamers experience slot-car racing-inspired driving at high speeds as they race through a fictitious 22nd century Detroit in several fast-paced driving challenges.

Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.

Developer: Artificial Mind and Movement

Release Date: October 2008

SRP: $29.99

ESRB Rating: “RP” (Rating Pending)

Transformers: Animated Activators out in UK

Written by Big Bot on July 14, 2008 | Animated,News,Toys | Tags: , , ,

TF@TM member Break has posted that he has found the first wave of Transformers Animated Activators at his local Toys R Us store. At the weekend he spotted the first wave of Activators, Bumblebee, Bulkhead and Starscream, which all cost £4.99 each.

These were released in the USA last month, with wave 2 due there in August.

Transformers: Animated Wave 3 Out in USA

Written by Big Bot on June 25, 2008 | Animated,News,Toys | Tags: , , , member Nebucron has posted the first sighting of the third wave of the Transformers: Animated figures. At a Target in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, wave 3 deluxe figures Oil Slick, Jazz, Soundwave and Snarl have all been found.

Hopefully a European release will be soon.

Titan Producing Animated Comic in UK

Written by Big Bot on June 16, 2008 | Animated,Comics,News,Titan | Tags: , ,

This Thursday marks the release of Titan Magazine’s Transformers #13, completing the Twilight’s Last Gleaming story. Also in the magazine is confirmation that Titan will soon be producing a Transformers: Animated comic series, exclusively for the UK.

No specific dates on when it will start or what sort of stories we can expect, but Simon Furman will be posting more on his blog later this week, hopefully with some details.

First Look at Animated: Transform & Roll Out DVD

Written by Big Bot on June 14, 2008 | Animated,DVD,News,Paramount | Tags: , ,

BustaJesse of TFW2005 has managed to get a copy of Transformers: Animated – Transform and Roll Out in Canada before the official release next week on 17th June, and has provide pictures and a general overall of the disc.

Firstly, the cover has been changed slightly, now matching the UK and Australian covers we reported on earlier, bu the back has remained the same. Included inside the box is a leaflet that, advertising the Animated toys and merchandise, but also that an Animated video game is coming in October (more news to come on this soon).

He also provides information on the extra features, the 2 Animated shorts:

The first one is Prime talking to a group of kids. He keeps getting interrupted by one of the kids asking him to transform. The pesky kid is none other than Daniel Witwicky. Eventually Daniel gets all the other kids demanding Prime to transform, which he does to get them to shut up. After Prime turns back Daniel says ” Where does the trailer go when you turn back into a robot?” This one was funny and I enjoyed it.

The next one is weaker, Prowl jumps over the other for Autobots daredevil style (they are in alt mode, like a stunt jump) he can’t quite clear Bumblebee. He falls and BB says some smart remark which I can’t remember. Prowl throws a ninja star at his face and leaves. Thats all I can remember.

Animated Season One coming soon from Paramount Home Entertainment

Written by Big Bot on May 28, 2008 | Animated,DVD,News,Paramount | Tags: ,

Paramount Home Entertainment have today announced the release of the first season of Transformers: Animated on DVD in North America for 19th August.

Unfortunately, due to Paramount’s money making strategy, this will only include the episodes from “Home is where the Spark is” to “Megatron Rising Part 2”. You will have to buy the movie special separately. The set will be on 2 DVDs with English Dolby Digital audio.

In Transformers Season One, the Autobots swear to protect the ALLSPARK, their adopted new home Earth, and an 8-year old girl named Sari Sumdac, who not only becomes an honorary Autobot, but also a vital component of the team and the keeper of THE KEY, which serves an emergency power supply and healing source for the Autobots. While Optimus Prime and his team of Autobots are out fighting Earth-bound super villains and basking in their newfound superhero status, the real threat, the Decepticons, are out there regrouping, preparing to return with a vengeance and will stop at nothing to get their hands on the ALLSPARK and THE KEY.

First Look at Animated Activators

Written by Big Bot on March 8, 2008 | Animated,Hasbro,News,Toys | Tags:

Three auctions on ebay have provided us with the first look at the Transformers: Animated Activators figures in package from Hasbro. The figures shown are for Bumblebee, Bulkhead and Starscream.

Activators work by transforming at the touch of a button and feature accurate designs.