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First up TV Aichi has updated it's website confirming that Transformers Animated will be shown in Japan on 3rd April 20:10 at 08:00. They have also launched a mini site for the series.
Secondly new images of the Japanese Transformers Animated toys have surfaced showing off the metallic paint schemes. You can find these images within the Transformers Animated galleries for each of the toys.
As the only new character name is for Bulkhead, now called Ironhide in Japan to fit it closer with the Transformers movies, we have just decided to add the images to the existing galleries rather than create new ones.
A big thanks to Buzzbolt00 for sending us through a list of the current UK Toys R Us Transformers Animated stock. He also included a footnote regarding which backstocked items are still available at some stores along with a note on Animated Arcee.
Elite Guard Bumblebee
posted preorders for the first wave of the Japanese Transformers
Animated figures, giving us the first images of these figures. These
are promotional images, and thus may be enhanced with photoshop;
however it seems that the figures may hav a metallic paint finish
applied, and Ironhide (US Bulkhead) seems to be a different shade of
US Toy seller Big Bag Toy Store has posted listings, including images, of the Japanese Transformers Animated toys which include new metallic paint schemes. Ironhide (Bulkhead) also now sports a more teal shade as well,
The second Auto Assembly guest of honour has been announced and its connected to this very website .... well you'll have to watch the official announcement video below (or scroll past it)
That's right folks we, the twins behind Transformers At The Moon, Transformers Animated.com and Lucky Draw Transformers are proud to confirm what Kalel Prime announced in the official AA video above, that we will be paying for the Transformers Animated character designer and art director Derrick J Wyatt to come over to the UK for Auto Assembly 2010. This is a great honour for us to be able to get Derrick over to the UK as we are huge fans of the Transformers Animated series, and its also our way to say a big big "thank you" to everyone that has visited www.transformertoys.co.uk over the last decade years, as well as those who have visited TransformersAnimated.com over the best part of the last three years. We are proud to be a part of a global fan community that welcomes everyone no matter your background, race, religion, political affiliation or nationality using a common interest as a bridge across all difference.
We'd also like to thank Derrick for his interest in attending the event and we very much look forward to speaking to him at the event about all thing Transformers Animated related and also look forward to seeing you all there.
Famitoy are reporting that Transformers Animated will hit Japan in 2010! The figures will be released starting March next year. Here is a breakdown of the figures that will be released along with the retail price and relase dates.
I spotted Animated Wreckgar and Lugnut in TRU Stockport today both @ £9.99
US Packaging with a Spanish sticker.
Deluxe Cybertron Mode Autobot Ratchet
Back when the war was at its worst, even the Autobots who weren't programmed to fight were called into battle. More than once, Autobot Ratchet was forced out onto the battlfield not just as a medic, but as a warrior. They're not memories he likes to recall, but he learned more than one lesson that has saved his life in the years since.
Galactic Powers & Abilities
* Injured Autobots often request him as their medic.
* Specializes in modifying armor and weapons to peak conditions.
* When forced to fight, usually shoot to disable, instead of destroy.
Arcee has dedicated her life to the power of information. As a teacher, she saw to it that young Autobots all learned the value of the facts, and how to tell truth from lies. During the war, she turned her dedication to the truth to carrying data for the Autobot High Command, often from deep behind enemy lines. She will face any danger to defend what is right, no matter what the cost.
Galactic Powers & Abilities
* One of the top sword fighters on Cybertron
* Modified to make rocket-powered jumps in car mode.
* Encrypted memory core is nearly impossible to hack.
An aucion has appeared on ebay for a very cool looking Testshot of the Leader Class Transformers Animated Megatron toy.
The auction for the Transformers Animated Megatron Testshot has over 2 days to go (as at writing this story), and is for a red, grey, black and yellow version of the toy.
Thanks to King Grimlock for providing us with three new Transformers Animated toy galleries
After a couple of years working alongside Laserbeak, Soundwave realized it was time for a change. His new partner, Ratbat, lets him lay down multiple tracks of sound at a time, creating frequencies that can do more than just control other robots. Now, Soundwave is into straight-up mind control. Using complex synch beats he can make people - and even the Autobots - do whatever he wants.
With Decepticon activity at its peak near the galaxy rim, rumors begin to circulate that Earth may be getting more evil visitors as well. In anticipation of incoming Decepticons, Autobot Jazz goes undercover, inmersing himself in Earth culture where he hides in plain site. He can enjoy the sights and sound of Earth while planning the perfect moment to strike.
S250 was able to obtain and share some of the unused Transformers Animated designs for Season 3.
The designs features the unused Reflector along with Ultra Magnus Cybertron alternate mode as High Brow alternate mode, both used in flash back sequences.
Seibertron.com was the first site to mirror the images.
Below you will find the latest press release from Auto Assembly regarding the opening of bookings for next years premier European Transformers Convention
Auto Assembly 2010 Bookings Open!
With the record-breaking Auto Assembly 2009 still fresh in everyone's memories, we have been busy behind the scenes and we are now pleased to announce that Auto Assembly 2010 is here! Europe's largest Transformers convention is returning over the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August 2010 to celebrate its 10th Anniversary and once again it is aiming to be bigger and better than ever before!
As before, the convention will be spread over a weekend mainly running on Saturday and Sunday (with bonus programmes on Friday and Saturday evenings for full weekend attendees) and will feature a whole host of activities, dealers, guests, a party, live band, a script reading with our voice actors, charity auction, video screenings, art and kitbash workshops, costume competitions, video games area, toy and art displays, a dedicated childrens programme for the younger fans and so much more besides...!
The convention will be held at The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, which is on Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham,
right in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, England. It is an ideal location for anyone travelling to Birmingham from anywhere in the UK and is just 2 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station!
We already have our first four guests confirmed - IDW and Titan colourist Liam Shalloo, comic artist Simon Williams, legendary comic writer Simon Furman, and making his long-awaited return to Auto Assembly is Guido Guidi. More guests, and our voice actors will be announced shortly.
Ticket prices have been FROZEN for Auto Assembly 2010 and are £45 for adults and £35 for concessions with under 5s being FREE. Family tickets are also available offering larger discounts.
As always, we will have one of our usual goodie bags on offer for all attendees and we think that this will be another great bundle of goodies and once again it will include keyrings, postcards, and many more items... FREE for every attendee!
Bookings are open NOW so hurry to guarantee your place. Tickets are already selling fast based on the incredible response to Auto Assembly 2009, so if you want to make sure you can be a part of Auto Assembly 2010 then you want to book now while you can!
We hope to see many of you there next year for what we think will be the biggest and best Auto Assembly ever!
The Auto Assembly 2010 Team
tel: +44 (0)7860 948296
Entertainment Earth is reporting that the , Transformers Animated Deluxe Wave 7 is due for release in December 2009 in the US / Canada. The toys include Electrostatic Soundwave (the black repaint) and Freeway Jazz (grey repaint).
Credit to Nevermore for the link