2004: January, Feburary, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

2003, 2005

Note: Some links to the archived news may not be found as they were replaced with pictures of current latest news.


29 Dec 2004:

FantoFan got a copy of the special secret DVD given out by Toys R Us for purchase of GC-01 Galaxy Convoy and to our surprise, it contained promotional clips not found in the TV Magazine Special Secret DVD. The Galaxy Force promotional clip on the DVD is the same as the one that was shown in Tokyo Entertainment Market 2004 back in October, although strangely enough the narration and op theme was replaced by the G1 classic theme song.
For a limited time, we have put up some high-res clips from the Galaxy Force part onthe DVD (which also contain the Robotmasters and Beast Wars Returns highlights) on the Galaxy Force page. Enjoy!!

As before, we welcome any TF sites out there who wish to host the clips and help spread the love to contact us, we will be glad to transfer the clips to the sites who are interested.


28 Dec 2004:

As reported previously, Takara officially release the following items today,
Galaxy Force GC-01 Galaxy Convoy: 1, 2
Galaxy Force GC-02 Exillion
Galaxy Force GC-03 Vector Prime
Galaxy Force GC-04 Dreadrock
Galaxy Force GC-05 Jackshot
Galaxy Force GC-06 Backpack
Galaxy Force GC-07 Micron Team
Galaxy Force GC-08 Auto Micron
Galaxy Force GD-01 Master Megatron
Galaxy Force GD-02 Thundercracker
Galaxy Force GD-03 Starscream
Galaxy Force GD-04 Landbullet

Robotmasters RM-18 Road Rocket
Robotmasters RM-19 DoubleFace
Robotmasters RM-20 Delta Seeker vs X-Gunner
Robotmasters RM-21 Burning Beast Convoy

One of the largest batch of release at one time!! For those who have preordered the items above, we are sending updates and confirmation to you now. Also as reported before 2 campaigns are now on to promote the new Galaxy Force series, store exclusive Force Chip and Toys'R Us exclusive special Galaxy Force/Robotmasters DVD with purchase of Galaxy Force related items. From the card that came with the exclusive force chip, it was revealed that the holder of the special force chip will be a unknown warrior from a yet to be announced planet, a shadow of the character was shown on the card. While we have almost exhausted all of our first batch of shippment on the items above, FantoFan will still help any fans who wished to get them, contact us now!! We have also secured a few of the store exclusive Force Chip, and will be planning to list it for sale soon.


27 Dec 2004:

Latest issue of TV Magazine, TV-Boy as well as Hyper Hobby are out today, check out some new reports on Transformers as follows, and as always, you can order all of them here.

Hyper Hobby:
1. With introduction to upcoming release for Galaxy Force, GC-09 GuardShell and GD-05 Gasket, Guardshell is said to be a honorable and kind warrior who follows a knightly code of conduct, debuting in episode 1 of the TV series. Gasket will be from the planet Speedia. Both figures are expected to release in late Jan. Still taking orders here.
2. A teaser picture of another mysterious character Nitro Convoy, though possess the name Convoy, it does not necessary imply he will be the good guy. More details will be reveal in the next issue.
3. Superlink DVD vol. 9 will be expected to release on 19 Jan.
4. Victorinox, the well known Swiss army knife maker, will be working with Takara to produce Transformers Victorinox. A limited edition swiss army tool can be order exclusively from GARAGE, expect to ship in Mar 2005, with designs done by Takara, the blade on the tool will be carved with the famous quotes from both faction leaders.
5. Other reports include TFC 17 BlitzWing, some background info on the story of Robotmasters and Beast Wars Returns DVD releases.

TV Magazine:
1. As reported before, this issue of TV-Mag. comes with an exclusive Galaxy Force Special Secret DVD. Featuring some exciting footage from the TV series as well as new footage on Robotmasters. Eager to promote this series, we have started a new Galaxy Force page and uploaded some goodies, enjoy!! Anticipating there might be a bandwidth problem with the popular demand of the clips, any sites who wished to host the clips please let us know.
2. this issue also featured a pull-out poster of Galaxy Force, introducing the characters from the series.
3. With Toys R Us, a special secret DVD will be given out to the first 10,000 customers to buy a GC-01 Galaxy Convoy, contents of the DVD is not confirm at this time but speculated to the a collection of the DVD from this issue and the DVD that comes with the new Robotmasters figures.

TV-Boy:
1. Featuring 5 pages of Galaxy Force news, revealing some more info on the series, [spoiler] 4 Planet Force were made by Transformers in ancient time, by assembling all 4 keys, one could unlock a power to save the universe from the devastating black hole. But at the same time, intend to conquer the galaxy, Master Megatron decides to take the planet force for himself. It would seem it was Guardshell who will be the first to come in contact with the chidren (Colby, Bart, Lolly), damaged during battle, Guardshell fell to Earth and was repaired with the help of the children. [end spolier]
2. In order to stay in disguise, the Transformers scanned and adepted their alternate forms to the vehicles on Earth.

Last but not least, the first toys ad on Galaxy Force, featured on both TV magazine and TV boy this month.


With tons of new stuff to be release in the next 2 days, we will put up as many pictures of them as quickly as possible, here is the first one, RM-21 Burning Beast Convoy with special DVD (containing Robotmasters footage in the TV mag. special DVD and more background info on Beast Convoy from the Beast Wars series).


25 Dec 2004:

New issue of Hobby Japan was released today, in it contained some more pictures of Galaxy Force, which will be officially release on 28 Dec. You can order the magazine here.


23 Dec 2004:

Latest issue of Dengeki Hobby was out in stores today, featuring no less than 4 pages of Transformers news, check out some highlights here and as always, you can order a copy of this issue here. This issue also comes with an exclusive MIA series Gundam Seed Destiny Astray Sky Grasper jet, highly recommended for all Gundam and MIA fans.

1. Some final pictures (1, 2) of Galaxy Force wave 1 before the real toy pictures (check back tomorrow...), some store will be giving out promotional stuff like the can badges, other stores will be the exclusive Force Chip and Toys R Us will be giving out a special DVD with purchase of GC-01 Galaxy Convoy. Still able to take order for this line here.
2. New pictures on GD-05 Gasket and GC-09 Guardshell, both will be out in Jan (mistake in article that they will release in Dec.) Taking orders now.
3. BT-11 Ravage is expected to release late Feb. Accepting orders now.
4. Transformers Collection 17 will be Blitzwing as reported before, expected to release mid Jan.
5. Featuring chapter 5 of Robotmasters story with some interesting pictures (no, G1 Megatron did not appear in the story, Skywarp did made an appearance though).
6. Official Takara Galaxy Force ad. is also featured.

Order the magazine and the toys reported above here.


Superlink episode 51, the final episode, "Energon! That is the Sun!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
As we reached the end of the series, FantoFan would like to thank everyone for supporting and promoting this exciting series, also the major TF sites for helping out with the hosting of clips though out the year. Before we go, we asked you to check back soon for a hint of things to come on the next series.


21 Dec 2004:

Last week magazine exclusive Robotmasters Black G1 Convoy and Black G1 Starscream were shipped and today we received the other 2 magazine exclusives, Black Beast Convoy and Black Beast Megatron. All 4 magazine exclusives Robotmasters have now shipped. Check out some shots as follows,

Hobby Japan Exclusive Robotmasters Black Beast Convoy: 1, 2, 3
Hyper Hobby Exclusive Robotmasters Black Beast Megatron: 1, 2, 3
Package and overall shots: 1, 2
Each exclusive Robotmaster came with a slip that explains the story behind the "Black Body", a version for each figure.

Now that we have recieved all shippments on all the exclusives, we will be sending updates info to those who preordered them previously.


e-Hobby has listed another exclusive for their second 2005 New Year Special, "Decepticon / Secret Police Force COBALT SENTRY", consisting of 2 cassttetrons, Howlback, a repaint of Ravage and Garboil, repaint of Laserbeak/Buzzsaw. Their bio is expected to be featured later on e-hobby.


17 Dec 2004:

JIVE Transformers First Series Complete is now in bookstores, a very comprehensive guide to the G1 series, with tons of pictures and descriptions of all the characters, highly recommended for all Transformers fans. You can still order it here (US$30 each). Sample pages as follows, 1, 2, 3,

Demand of many inquiries, the shipping options as follows,
EMS, fastest air with tracking number, US$20.4
SAL, low priority air with registration option, US$13.47
SAL, same as above but without registration, US$9.9

All fees above assumed payment via paypal.


Some tipbits (1, 2) of the upcoming Galaxy Force series and toyline featured in the latest issue of Bon Bon monthly Manga magazine. Definitely a series to look forward to. From next issue, BonBon will start to feature Galaxy Force manga. We are still taking orders for this line, details here.


Superlink episode 50, "The Power of Combination Spark!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (Standingby)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. 2....


16 Dec 2004:

The magazine exclusives Robotmasters repaint introduced and opened for orders back in August have started shipping. Confirmed now shipped are as follows,
Black G1 Convoy : 1, 2, 3
Black Starscream: 1,2, 3.
Both: 1, 2.
Stay tuned for a full gallery.For those unfamiliar or have forgotten about these, the magazine exclusive are as follows,

Dengeki Hobby Magazine exclusive Robotmaster Black G1 Convoy
Figure King exclusive Robotmaster Starscream Black ver.

Hobby Japan exclusive Robotmaster Black Beast Convoy
Hyper Hobby exclusive Robotmaster Beast Megatron Black ver.

For those who have ordered thru us, please standby as we are still waiting for all of them to come in at this time. As soon as your order is secured, we will let you know immediately.


10 Dec 2004:

Reissue Predaking and BT-10 Grimlock (1,2) are now officially released. For those who placed the order with us, please standby for our update to you individually. For those who are interested, they are still available here, limited stocks on the first batch now. At the same time, we happened to have some last stocks on BT-09 Swindle and BT-06 Tracks Blue ver, and will be having a clearance on them, each is now only US$39!! You can place your order here.
Check out some shots of this amazing resissue set, 1, 2, 3. and yes, answering the questions of several fans, Predaking set comes with die-cast parts like the original Hasbro version, a first for Takara version of Predaking.

As before, we have put up a fan-translated version of the tech spec for BT-10 Grimlock. The new story chapter and system description will be up tomorrow, avoiding the peak traffic for this week's Superlink.


JIVE now has a page on the soon-to-be-release Tranformers First Series Complete here. FantoFan is offering this to fans who are interested to get it, each copy will be US$30. Title is expected to release on 17 Dec. You can place your order now.


Superlink episode 49, "The Ultimate Lord of Destruction!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (Standingby)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. 3....


Kit Factory, the company that brought us die-cast Superlink Galvatron Sword, will be bringing us more customized items in the upcoming event, World Hobby Festival, to be held on 12 Dec. This time they will be providing the Yellow Green metallic version of the Superlink Galvatron sword, limited to 100 pieces only.

On the same page, they reported that while it was planned initially to release a Misia bust statue, however due to licensing process, it will not be available in this event. Misia bust statue will come in silver chrome version with very little quantity on a gold chrome version, Misia head can also be used on the female Microman figures which will go well with Microman Kicker. Let's hope they are able to release this soon. credit to Autobasr Aichi for the heads up


4 Dec 2004:

New issue of Figure King was out today, an extra thick issue with tons of upcoming toys/hobby news. Place an order for it here. Unfortunately nothing new on the upcoming Transformers lines except for what has already been reported.

1. Galaxy Force first wave lineup, Autobots and Decepticons. As well as the titles of the first 3 episodes of Galaxy Force;
Episode 1: Sacred Homeland!, airing 8 Jan.
Episode 2: Encountering Transformers, airing 15 Jan.
Episode 3: Protect the Secret Base!, airing 22 Jan.
2. Other reports include the upcoming BT-10 Grimlock, Robotmaster RM-18 RoadRocket, RM-19 Doubleface, RM-20 Deltaseeker/Icksgunner set, RM-21 Burning Beast Convoy + DVD, Transformers insignia stickers, TRU exclusive Buildtron and the upcoming reissue Predaking which will come with a collection checkboard. All items can still be order here!!


As reported previously, "Transformers Encyclopaedia - All about Robotmasters" from Jive is now available, containing the characters intro and tech spec. on the Robotmasters and also some of the latest releases of other Transformers line like Superlink, Binaltech and others. Also show the tech spec. of all the Leaders of the autobots from all the series, introduction of Transformers series, and some FAQ about Transformers. We are taking orders for this book at US$11 each here. 94 pgs book including 32 color pgs.


3 Dec 2004:

Superlink episode 48, "The Terror of Gigantic Galavatron!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (to confirm)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


Autobase Aichi has informed on their news page that NODA-YA, an online Hobby shop, has listed a new item "Superlink Ariel repaint", an item exclusively from Toy Kart, who also brought us several USA edition so far. Aerial Repaint is said to have a new body color that follows one of the classic female characters. The picture shown was the original Ariel and labelled as sample at this time, item is expected to ship in Mar 2005. credit to Autobasr Aichi


1 Dec 2004:

New issue of HyperHobby released today, containing tons of new Transformers updates as well as other toys news, place an order for your copy here now. Some highlights as follows, including some background of the characters,
1. Galaxy Force GC-01 Galaxy Convoy, background story as reported before, escaping from Cybertron as it was consumed by a black hole, Convoy led the Autobots to Earth, disguised as Earth's vehicles, which in his case, a Fire truck. He was met by Vector Prime, an ancient Transformer, where Convoy learnt the existence of Planet Force, a key to save his homeplanet. Searching for planet force, the Transformers embark on a journey across the galaxy but was met with the evil Transformers, Decepticons, led by Master Megatron. comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$46 here (email).
2. GC-02 Axelion: A passionate and overconfident young warrior, Fastest Transformer among the Autobots, tend to charge into battle meeting his enemies directly. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$18 here (email).
3. GC-03 Vector Prime: Dimensional Inspector, an ancient Transformer that appeared before the Autobots and taught them the existence of Planet force, a mysterious Autobot who will hold the key to the development of the plot. Comes with minicon partner, Roots and one force chip. Order now at US$27 here (email).
4. GC-04 Dreadnought: Second in command, has earned the trust of Galaxy Convoy, honest while maintain a flexible thinking, possess a calm character that is capable of motivating the team. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$36 here (email).
5. GC-05: Jackshot: Environmental Security officer, equipped with claws, he is a power fighter. Thinks his comardes did not take him seriously. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$8 here (email).
6. GC-06: BackPack: Autobot Base Security, a knowledgeable and responsible bot, however BackPack is hysterical and sometimes lack confident in himself. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$8 here (email).
7. GC-07: Micron Team: from the voice actor casting, it seems Hopper will be speaking in human language. Order now at US$8 here (email).
8. GC-08: Auto Micron: Order now at US$8 here (email).
9. GD-01: Master Megatron: Plan to take Planet Force for himself and become God, intend to remake the universe as he likes. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$46 here (email).
10. GD-02: Thundercracker: air warrior, simple minded and a war maniac. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$18 here (email).
11. GD-03: Starscream: An intelligent and powerful Decepticon, true to the tradition of past "Starcream", he believes he should be the leader of the Decepticon and plots to take over Master Megatron. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$26 here (email).
12. GD-04: LandPallet: 3-wheeled speed buggy, came from the planet "Speedia", a Decepticon good at high speed maneuvers. Comes with one Force chip. Order now at US$26 here (email).
13. A example of the application of Force Chips, similar to Micron Legend "Evolution", Galaxy Force "Ignition" will unlock special gimmicks on the Transformers.
14. Immdiately with the first wave, 2 Galaxy Force campaigns will also be starting, one is Toys R Us Japan will be giving away "Galaxy Force Special Secret DVD" with every purchase of GC-01 Galaxy Convoy. Unable to confirmed at this time, it is assumed that the DVD would be the same one as the one that comes with TV-Magazine as reported before. Another campaign will be held by most of the toy stores, for the first 10 purchase of GC-01 Galaxy Convoy, an exclusive force chip will be given. As before, FantoFan will take orders for those who are interested in the campaigns above, however please note that the special discount price will not be apply, and to qualify for the exclusive, you are expected to buy GC-01 Galaxy Convoy, price at US$65. More questions ask here.
15. A teaser on the next character from Galaxy Force, another Transformer holding the name "Convoy" besides Galaxy Convoy, he resides on the planet "Speedia", waiting for the arrival of the Autobots, is he friend or for? We will know more next issue.

16. BT-11 Grimlock feat. Ford Mustang: releasing soon (early Dec), still not too late to order here. US$44!!
17. RM-18 RoadRocket & RM-19 DoubleFace: releasing end of Dec. still not too late to order here. only US$8 each!!
18. RM-20 Deltaseeker(Autobot) vs Iskgunner(Decepticon) rival set: releasing end of Dec. still not too late to order here. only US$12!!
19. RM-21 Burning Beast Convoy + DVD: as reported before, new clips will be collected on the DVD. still not too late to order here. only US$17.5!!
20. Reissue Predaking: Will be releasing soon, still not too late to order here. only US$130!!
21. Superlink DVD Vol. 8 will be releasing 15 Dec.
22. Beast Wars Returns Vol. 1 is now released, Vol. 2 will be out on 22 Dec.
All these and more on HyperHobby, order here.


29 Nov:

New issues of TV-Magazine and TV-Boy are now released. Besides reporting the development of Superlink final epsiodes, it also showed some pictures of the upcoming Galaxy Force. Both titles can be order here, and check out as follows for some detail reports.

TV-Magazine:
1. Showing what could be the final battle in Superlink, [Spoiler] absorbing all the combination spark from the Autobots, Omega Convoy has become Shinning Omega Convoy, in order to stop enlarged Galvatron G.[end Spoiler]
2. Characters lineup for the upcoming Galaxy Force.
3. An ongoing diorama manga of Robotmasters with spotlight on RM-18 RoadRocket and RM-19 DoubleFace. Soon to be released, can be order here.
4. Next issue of TV-Magazine will come with a Special edition DVD titled "Galaxy Force Special Secret DVD" and Galaxy Force Super Poster, among other freebies of ither genres. Next issue will be releasing on 27 Dec (1 day before the toyline come out!!) and as usual FantoFan is taking orders for this issue, US$8 for single month issue. Ordering Details here and email your order here.

TV-Boy:
1. Similar reports on the Superlink climatic battle. [Spolier]Enlarged Galvatron G is out of control and sucking the life energies from nearby planets and behind all this, it would seem Unicron is influencing Galvatron G's actions.[end Spoiler]
2. Another teaser look at the upcoming Galaxy Force.
3. Next issue of TV Boy will come with a special DVD on Ultraman Nexus series. Can be order here.


26 Nov:

Superlink episode 47, "Omega Convoy Rise Again!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (to confirm)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


25 Nov 2004:

Beast Wars Returns DVD vol.1 has been released, collecting the first 4 episodes of Beast Wars Returns (Beast Machines) series.


23 Nov 2004:

Some stores are selling the latest issue of Hobby Japan today, in the issue are some pictures and news on the upcoming Galaxy Force.
1. A picture of TV series version Master Megatron, believed to be the final version, which is different from the black and grey version reported previously on Newtype.
2. First wave of Galaxy Force Autobots. still taking orders, releasing end of Dec.
3. First wave of Galaxy Force Decepticons. still taking orders, releasing end of Dec.
4. RM-18 RoadRocket US$8, releasing end of Dec. accepting order now.
5. RM-19 Doubleface US$8, releasing end of Dec. accepting order now.
6. RM-20 Deltaseeker vs Icksgunner, US$12, releasing end of Dec. accepting order now.
7. RM-21 Burning Beast Convoy + DVD, US$17.5, expected to be out end of Dec. taking orders now. The DVD will contain new CG clips.
8. BT-10 Grimlock feat. Ford Mustang, US$44, releasing early Dec. still accepting orders.

Magazine can be order here and almost all toyline in it here.


20 Nov 2004:

As reported yesterday, Robotmasters RM-15 StarSaber, RM-16 Victory Leo and RM-17 Victory Saber set are now released. While subtle, there is a difference between the color of the individual figures and the set. Also with this wave, a new Robotmasters catalogue is included, as well as new comics, to promote this line, you can see the catalogue and the fan-translated comics here. And if you wish to order any of the items, check it out here. Enjoy!


19 Nov 2004:

New Robotmaster figures have released!! RM-15 Staraber, RM-16 Victory Leo and RM-17 Victory Saber set are now in stocks. You can still order them here.
RM-15 Star Saber - US$13
RM-16 Victory Leo - US$13
RM-17 Victory Leo - US$26
Pictures coming soon!!


Superlink episode 46, "The Amazing Team Roadbuster!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (to confirm)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


17 Nov 2004:

Toys R Us Exclusive Superlink Buildtron and the first wave of Beast Wars Returns (Beast Machines) have been released. For those who have placed their preorder for Buildtron, we willcontact you individually as soon as we confirmed your orders. For Beast Wars Returns first wave, which is also Toys R Us exclusive, we are taking orders for the price as follows,
BR-01 Convoy US$32
BR-02 Cheetas US$32
BR-03 Rattle US$32
BR-04 Black Widow US$24 (closeup, back)
BR-05 Megatron US$32 (side, back)

Except for Black Widow, the others came in box packaging.


14 Nov 2004:

As promised, BT-09 Swindle's System Description and new Chapter of Binaltech story is now available. Special thanks to Nevermore in helping out with the characters' names, some adjustments to the names might be expected.

Announcement: We have discovered that a very small number of the recently released BT-06 Tracks Blue version might not come with the Firebird emblem sticker that goes on the hood, it is believed it was mistakenly left out during packaging in the factory. For those who have placed an order of this with us, please rest assure that your Blue Tracks has been checked and confirmed that they came with the special sticker. It can be assumed only a very small quantity of them are missing the sticker, maybe only one that we were unfortunate to get.


13 Nov 2004:

BT-09 Swindle Profile is now online. Check it out here. System Description and the new chapter of Binaltech story will be available soon. You can still order this evil BT Decepticon here.


12 Nov 2004:

Superlink episode 45, "Decepticon Forces in Disorder!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
Seibertron.com (to be confirm)
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


11 Nov 2004:

Added new listings and quick links to the "Early Bird Special" page, as a true special every item have at least 10% discount. Take a look and if you can't find it there, feel free to let us know.


Binaltech BT-06 Tracks Blue Version and BT-09 Swindle are now out. We are still offering these 2 at discount price of US$42 each here!! Translated tech spec of Swindle will be up soon.


eHobby will be releasing another new repaint from the Transformers Collection series. Blitz Wing, the next reissue to be reissue will also be the eHobby exclusive Overcharge, A "military hardware"made by the Quintessons, Triple Changer Overcharge (Jet mode, Tank mode) will come with both Deceptcion and Autobot stickers, also included with this exclusive is an original design insignia. This eHobby 2005 New Year Special will be expected to ship late Feb. 2005.


10 Nov 2004:

OUR NEW PRICE for BT-09 Swindle!! Thanks to the support and orders of several fans, we are now able to apply even more discount to the soon-to-be-release BT-09 Swindle, which is now at only US$42!! That is 15% Discount from the original price, 5229 JPYen!! This new price will apply to orders placed on BT-09 Swindle from now as well as those that have confirmed their orders with us previously, but quantity is very limited. Date of release of BT-09 Swindle is 12 Nov.

Check out this and many other upcoming releases here.


Latest issue of Newtype out today, inside contain some more info on the upcoming Galaxy Force TV series. Besides a few interesting pictures, some background was revealed about the story too. Apprantely instead of a continuation of Superlink as reported previously, Galaxy Force will be a new start. (Properly on another new "parallel" alternate reality.)

[Spoiler] A gigantic black hole has swallowed the planet of Cybertron and began devouring on the rest of the universe. Escaped from their doomed homeplanet, a group of Transformers hid on Earth disguised as Earth's vehicles. The leader of the group, Galaxy Convoy came in contact with an ancient Transformer, Vector Prime. There he learnt the existence of Planet Force, an ancient artifact capable of reformatting a planet. At the same time, after the same Planet Force, Master Megatron and his Decepticons have also come to Earth. Helping Galaxy Convoy and his Autobots are 3 humans, Colby, Bert, Lolly (translation subject to change).
An interesting observation can be made on the 3 characters designs featured in the article, not only do they have almost identical designs to the their Micron Legend/Superlink counterparts, they have the same names too. Jetfire (Galaxy Force Dreadnought?), Red Alert and Landmine. Coincidence? Mistake? or perhaps there is a link after all?

Newtype, Animage and Animedia can be ordered here.


7 Nov 2004:

According to Autobase Aichi, JIVE, the publisher that brought us Transformers Micron Legend Yearbook 2003, will be releasing 2 new titles on Transformers series, "JIVE Encyclopaedia series 9 - Transformers Encyclopaedia All About Robotmasters" and "Transformers First Series", expected to be release end of November and Mid Dec, respectively, no pictures of either titles at this time. More details on the titles below and we are taking preorders for them now. credit to Autobasr Aichi

JIVE Encyclopaedia series 9 - Transformers Encyclopaedia All About Robotmasters - est. US$10, characters intro, Stories and latest toys lineup.
Transformers First Series - est. US$29, features collection of G1 Transformers toyline, with transformation processes, also on Diaclone and Microman Change series.


5 Nov 2004:

Superlink episode 44, "Full Steam Ahead! Omega Train!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
Seibertron.com (to be confirm)
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


3 Nov 2004:

A special episode of Superlink, "Must Watch! Matches of the Most Powerful Team!", an interesting and comical episode, viewers were treated with many never seen before transformations sequences, including cel-animated combination sequence of the Combiners, Superlink of 2 Autobots both in body mode and Superlink sequence of 2 Decepticons(??). We give you 10 highlights and no less than 20 screenshots from this special episode. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
Seibertron.com (to confirm)
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series, and come back on Friday as we bring you the highlights from the regular Superlink series.


1 Nov 2004:

Latest issue of Hyper Hobby released today with a free gift, glow in the dark Gozilla soft vinly figure and tons of toys news, some Transformers related news as follows and you can order a copy here to get all the latest toys news.
1. Confirming the first wave of Beast Machines lineup to be released exclusively from Toys R Us Japan in late Nov. Beast Wars Returns Black Widow will have a different paint scheme to her Beast Machines counterpart.
2. Same coverage on Reissue Predaking, BT-06 Tracks Blue ver. and BT-09 Swindle. (all can still be order here.)
3. Some background info on Robotmasters, with closeup pic of the Brainmaster of Star Saber, which will also be transformable. The set will feature a metallic color scheme while the individual packs will be the regular TV color. All to be release mid Nov., taking orders now.
4. Energon Slugslinger is being released through Toys R Us exclusively as USA Edition StormJet, another exclusive item from Toys R Us will be Superlink Buildtron set near the end of Nov. We are taking orders at US$65 each set.
5. Superlink DVD vol. 7 will be releasing on 17 Nov. collecting episodes 25 to 28.
6. Unfortuantely no new pictures on the upcoming Galaxy Force series, they promised a detail report in the next issue, meanwhile a closeup shot of TV Galaxy Convoy is shown


30 Oct 2004:

New issues of TV Magazine and TV-Boy are out today. Check on below for some updates and for a copy, place your order here.

TV-Magazine:
1. As a year end special, TV magazine will be holding a lucky draw to give away gold repaint toys of various shows currently on air, among them representing Superlink lineup is the Gold chrome Omega Supreme.
2. The result for the coloring contest hold by TV-Magazine and Toys R Us Japan has been revealed, for those who have entered thru FantoFan, unfortunately no one's work were picked, although we felt the work we submitted were so much better than the picked winners, oh well... beside the grand prize gold chrome Grand Convoy, you can see the winners' color version of Grand Convoy and Robotmaster G1 Convoy.
3. An ad featuring the upcoming release of Star Saber and Victory Leo were shown. Remember you can order this and all the ones after these 2 from here.
4. As we approach the end of Superlink series, the picture showed a hint of things to come, Galvatron has started to move Cybertron towards Plain Planet and standing in it's way is the planet sized Omega Convoy.

A new ad of Superlink is now added to the Superlink page.


29 Oct 2004:

Superlink episode 43, "Go! Go! Omnicons!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series and as reported before a special Superlink episode will be aired on 3 Nov., titled "Must Watch! The most powerful Dream Team!!", 1, ,2, rest assure we will feature this special feature too


Takara Official Superlink site now has a page featuring the upcoming Toys R Us Japan exclusive Buildtron set. We are taking orders for this exclusive item at US$65 each. Email your order here.


26 Oct 2004:

Takara Official Transformers site has been updated with November's release, BT-09 Swindle, BT-06 Tracks Blue version and USA edition Slugslinger (Stormjet in Japanese). Both Swindle and Tracks Blue version can be ordered here.


TV Aichi has put up a page on the TV series, Transformers Galaxy Force. Confirming it will be airing from 8 Jan 2005.


23 Oct 2004:

At the Tokyo Entertainment Market 2004 held this weekend, Takara booth revealed the toyline and video clips from the Galaxy Force series. Unfortunately Takara has prohibited any photos or video been taken on the new line, while we always believed that picture is worth a thousand words, we would respect Takara's wishes and will not release all the images we have on Galaxy Force. On display there is a full color Galaxy Convoy and Master Megatron figures, other prototype figures like Dreadnought and Thrundercracker are also displayed. While Master Megatron Robot mode seems a bit taller than Galaxy Convoy Robot mode, the vehicle mode of Megatron is much bigger than truck mode of Convoy. A video clip from the TV series was also showed, showing off transformation sequence of Master Megatron, Galaxy Convoy and Starscream, Starscream battle with Galaxy Convoy, as well as still shots of all the characters in the show (mini teaser, Galaxy Convoy's Matrix Blast(WMV)). Looking at the toys and video clips first hand, the team at FantoFan has to say Galaxy Force is going to be hard to disappoint, unless they really screw up the plot.

We have also secured a few event exclusive items for sale here, the popular Transformers Autobots leaders giant poster (Autobot giant sticker not included) (US$20), Takara original Autobot Big insignia sticker (US$8), Takara original Autobot insignia sticker set (US$8), Takara original Decepticon insignia sticker set (US$8). Limited stocks, first come first serve basis, order here.

We will be loading the character introduction and background of Galaxy Force featured on Figure King soon...stay tuned. Feel free to place your advance order on the figures with us, we will be adding new listing to the Early Bird Special, with 10% discount of course!!


Sorry for the delay, Superlink episode 42, "Miranda II Destroyed!!" highlights are now available. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Allspark.com
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


Figure King: (Please note the translated names are not confirmed yet)
1. Transformers Galaxy Force TV series character design, Galaxy Convoy & Human characters, Axelon, Dreadnought, Vector Prime, Backpack, Jackshot and Guardshell, Minicons. On the Decepticon side, Master Megatron, Starscream and Thundercracker.
2. Galaxy Force Toyline, expected to release 28 Dec 2004!! GC-01 Galaxy Convoy, special feature for the Galaxy Force series, Force Chip, by attaching force chip to the figure, special weapons can be unlock from the figures.
3. GC-05 Dreadnought
4. GC-02 Axelon
5. GC-03 Vector Prime
6. GC-05 Jackshot, GC-06 Backpack, GC-08 Minicon Team
7. GC-09 Guardshell
8. GD-01 Master Megatron and GD-02 Thundercracker
9. GD-03 Starscream
10. Confirmation on BT-06 Tracks Blue version will be releasing mid Nov.
11. BT-09 Swindle with highlights on changes from Hound
12. Beast Wars Returns (Beast Machines), what is believed to be the first wave, to be release exclusively from Toys 'R Us Japan from mid Nov.
13. Superlink Buildtron, said to be the last figure that will be release under the Superlink banner, also exclusively from Toys 'R Us Japan again from mid Nov.
14. Kaiyodo, who brought us the KT-Figure Collection series back in May, is planning to release multi-articulation Transformers action figures, based on the image from comics design, the famous sculptor designed this really good looking line, currently expected to come out is G1 Convoy, Grand Convoy and Megatron. Price and Release date unknown.
As this issue of Figure King is a Transformers special, there are tons of more TF related info in it, as well as other toys news. Highly recommended!!

Dengeki Hobby Magazine:
1. BT-10 Grimlock is shown, as reported, will be release early Dec.
2. RM-17 Victory Saber, consists of 2 figures Star Saber and Victory Leo, is confirmed to have a different color from the individual figure release.
3. RM-18 RoadRocket and RM-19 Roadpig, final color and comfirmed to have lightup feature. Expected to release late Dec.
4. RM-20 will be a Versus pack, consist of DeltaSeeker and IckxGunner. Expected to release late Dec.

Hobby Japan:
1. Confirming all the releases expected to come out in Nov. All items as reported above.

As always we highly recommend these titles to all fans and collectors. They can be order here.


22 Oct 2004:

We have learnt and prove that Takara has shipped out the "ultimate" prize, Masterpiece Convoy Gold Lagoon version. The lucky draw was held back sometime in Apr to August. Only 20 of these are given out as prizes. 1, 2, 3.


Latest issues of Figure King, Hobby Japan and Dengeki Hobby Magazine are out. We will bring you full detail reports on Transformers coverage from these 3 titles tomorrow!! As reported previously, this issue of Figure King comes with an exclusive KT Figure Optimus Prime/Convoy bust in silver body. Check out some pic as follows (1, 2, 3, 4) and stay tuned for the rest of the report tomorrow!! Meanwhile, here are some teasers...TV series: 1, 2. Toyline: 1, 2.

We are still accepting orders for Figure King (with the exclusive Convoy bust) (US$12 each), Dengeki Hobby and Hobby Japan. Mail us here.


Toys pictures of Transformers Galaxy Force (and other lineup) has surfaced on the internet. Believed to be originated from the Japanese Transformers Message Board, now most of the sites have the pictures too, check out a few of them here, TFW2005.com, TFormers.com, Transfandom.com, Seibertron.com.

On the same series of pictures, it was also show that the Blue version of Binaltech Tracks will be releasing in mid Nov. We are accepting orders for it now (US$44).


Autobase Aichi has informed us that We've has posted a Press Release (Japanese, PDF) regarding the TV series, Transformers Galaxy Force. In the press release, they confirmed that Galaxy Force will continue from Superlink, story will cover not only just Cybertron but the different planets and their inhabitants in whole universe, which is in peril due to a Black Hole that is devouring the stars, it seems the black hole was caused by the intensive battles between the Transformers. Now, the Autobots led by Galaxy Convoy, is out to protect the different planets from the black hole and the Decepticons. The series will start to air on 8 Jan 2005 (Saturday), currently scheduled at 8am Jpn. Credit to Autobase Aichi

If there is a demand for the highlights of each episode for this new series, FantoFan will continue the tradition to provide the highlight clips every week as we have done for Superlink.


21 Oct 2004:

Takarand, a Takara channel from the mobile broadcast services, has a page up on Beast Wars Returns (aka Beast Machines), besides introducing the Japanese voice actors for the major characters, the site also reported some details on the upcoming releases of DVD vol.1, that is not all, it has also confirmed that Toys'R Us Japan will be exclusively selling Beast Wars Returns figures, expected to be available from 20 Nov. Although not much details were released on the toyline yet, it is assumed the line will have original Japanese packages instead of USA edition. We will bring you more info when they are available, accepting orders too, price and lineup undetermine at this time.


19 Oct 2004:

Takara Official Transformers site has updated with a survey on the Beast Machines series, collecting the responses of fans on previous Beast series, this could be a deciding factor on whether the toyline will be release in Japan or not. The series will be aired as planned thru Mobile Broadcast services and the first DVD will be releasing end of Nov. with a possible airing through one of the cable services. Each volume will collect 4 episodes and is expected to release 7 volumes.

On the same site, they also reported some attraction in the upcoming event, Tokyo Entertainment Market: Transformers Innovation, to be held this weekend. The event is expected to show new releases in the months ahead which could mark as the first official sighting of the next Transformers series, Galaxy Force.


15 Oct 2004:

Superlink episode 41, "Superion's Hope" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com

Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


14 Oct 2004:

Superlink SD-21 Bruticus is now in stores. The first combiner toy for the Decepticons in Superlink, it can be ordered by sending an email to us. Those who have preordered this item, we will be contacting you shortly. Order for this and SC-26 Superion are still available for a limited time at US$53 each.


eHobby has shipped their exclusive Insecticon Clones!! The clones retained the original color scheme from the Diaclone days and also comes with 3 energon cubes (pink).


10 Oct 2004:

As reported yesterday, from the latest issue of Newtype and Animage the official next series of Transformers has been revealed, Transformers Galaxy Force. With animation by GONZO, mecha in 3DCG, this series is expected to air from January 2005. Shown as follows are some character design of the 2 major characters in the series. Please do not click on the link if you do not wish to be spoiled.

Newtype:
1. Galaxy Force Convoy (Optimus Prime): Highlight to read, spoilers comments, opposed to the traditional Optimus/Convoy designs, the new design might dissapoint some fans, the popular faceplate seemed to be gone.
2. This issue of Newtype also comes with a hybric DVD that contains special highlights on the latest series, Gundam Seed Destiny, Samurai 7(Episode 1-Full length) and many others. up to 100min of video clips, order your copy here.

Animage:
1. Galaxy Force Convoy and Galaxy Force Megatron: in Monochrome only.
2. This issue of Animage includes a collrector's edition FullMetal Alchemist complete guide detailing all characters and story from the TV series, order available here.


9 Oct 2004:

Autobase Aichi has reported that official news on the next series of Transformers, titled "Transformers Galaxy Force", has been shown in the newly released magazines, Newtype and Animage!! Both titles can be ordered here. As mentioned on several sites before, the animation will be handle by GONZO, with mecha in 3DCG, similar to the current Superlink series. Not much pictures were shown but there are some teaser pictures featured, stay tuned for them here, coming soon. Credit to Autobase Aichi


8 Oct 2004:

Superlink episode 40, "Galvatron's Revived Ambition!!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com

Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


7 Oct 2004:

Guessed it's a "lucky Draw News day", one of our local FantoFan editors is the winner of the Lucky Draw Kicker Energon Edition!! The Lucky Draw was held in August and one has to entered it by collecting tokens from the first 2 volumes of Superlink DVD and the Soundtrack CD, then mailing in using the entry form from Superlink DVD vol. 3. Not an easy procedure and he sure deserve this really nice repaint, even nicer of him is he allowed us to put up a gallery of this rare (again) piece for fans to enjoy!! For starters, feast your eyes and drool on a rag-tag gallery while we try to make a high-res one!! Thanks & Congratulations to M.T.!!


FantoFan is please to announce that we have a winner from the Transformers Generations Deluxe Lucky Draw which we have entered on behalf of the fan. That is right!! The fan, name witheld by request, is one of the 100 lucky winners of Gold Chrome Primus. We entered the lucky draw for several fans back in July and the prize was shipped to those who won (in Japan) from September, unfortunately we only recieved one winner this time from this draw. We have notified the winner and will be shipping this really rare item to him(or her) without any charge on the item!! Congratulations to the one on winning this rare piece of collection.

With this experience, we have also refined the identification and labelling so we have proper proof to show that the winner is indeed given to the proper applicant. As before, there are some rules involved and applicants are to understand that it is afterall a lucky draw, therefore more than likely they would not win anything almost everytime. We also reserve the right to provide this service for certain lucky draws of our choice and not meant for all lucky draws in Japan. Service will be offer to those who have a good track record with us and trust FantoFan.

There are currently no open lucky draws applicable for this service, the ongoing one is the recently ended RM G1 Convoy/Superlink Wing Convoy coloring contest by TV Magazine and Toys R Us Japan, result is expected to be reveal on 1 Nov. Good luck to those whom we have entered!!


To those fans who are still looking for the limited edition TV Magazine Exclusive Fire SL Grand Convoy and TV Magazine Exclusive Black Rodimus Convoy, stay tuned to the For-Sale page this weekend as we will be listing some final stocks on the 2 items, orders will be first come first serve, and quantity is very limited (1-2). This is your last chance to get them before they are gone and only available through scalpers.


4 Oct 2004:

Tokyo International Entertainment Market 2004 reported that Takara will be holding an event known as "Transformers Invation 2005", celebrating Transformers 20th anniversary this year as well as embarking on a new chapter in Transformers from 2005. The event on 22 Oct is not open to public but to invited guests only.


Takara Official Superlink site has been updated with SC-26 Superion, SD-21 Bruticus and Store Lucky Draw Gold Chrome Rodimus Convoy.


2 Oct 2004:

BT-08 Meister(Jazz) translated System description and New chapter of Binaltech story is now available, check it out and enjoy!! (Special thanks to Nevermore for providing additional info on the characters' names)


1 Oct 2004:

New magazines (Hyper Hobby, TV-Magazine and TV-Boy) releases today, you can order any of them here. Some new updates are featured as follows,

Hyper Hobby:
1. Detail report on the recently released SC-26 Superion and the upcoming release SD-21 Bruticus. Taking orders for SC-26 Superion (US$52) and SD-21 Bruticus (US$50).
2. Some new background story behind the upcoming release Robotmaster RM-15 Star Saber and RM-16 Victory Leo.
"Detecting the shockwave caused by Gigant Bomb using Solutrium, Star Saber and Victory Leo gave chased and arrived in RM era using "Blasty-Zone".Further explanation were provided regarding "Blasty-Zone", the concept is similar to space bridge or wormhole, one can create a blasty zone, but keeping it open permanently is impossible, in some cases the zone can collasped suddenly without warning. Although extreme heavy gravitational force are detected around the zone, it does not suck in all matter and light like a black hole would.
3. Superlink DVD vol. 6 will be release on 20 Oct.
4. Beast Machines (or Beast Wars Return in Japan) will be releasing on DVD from 25 Nov.!! Toyline will also be releasing in Japan too!! Takara is currently planning the schedule on dates of releases, prices and distribution at this time.
5. Other reports include December planned reissue, Predaking, Store luck draw Gold Chrome Rodimus Convoy and comparison shots of BT-08 Meister and BT-07 Smokescreen GT since they shared the similar transformation concept.

TV Magazine:
1. First "anime" pictures of the combiners, Superion, Bruticus and Buildtron (Decepticon)!! Said to be ancient warriors who have been lying dormant in the deep underground temple on Cybertron. Their reactivation was caused by Galvatron but details were not provided. Check out pictures as follows, 1, 2.
2. Other features on Transformers include vol.2 of Robomasters diorama manga.

TV Boy:
1. No new info but did report that a special TV program on Transformers is scheduled to air on 3 Nov. At this time there are no further info on this yet.

A new ad. featured on TV-Boy and TV-Magazine has been added to Superlink Collection page.


Superlink episode 39, "Destruction of Unicron!!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com (To Confirm)
Transfandom.com

Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


TFormers.com has some pictures on the lucky draw prize Kicker Energon edition. A very nice repaint...check it out here. Credits to TFormer.com


30 Sep 2004:

Profile of BT-08 Meister is now available here. System Description and New Chapter of Binaltech story will be coming soon.


29 Sep 2004:

Tons of releases today, we got Zoids, S.I.C. Kamen Rider series and of course Transformers!!
From Superlink: these are now out.
SC-23 Hot Shot F with limited edition Energy Cutter Orange (US$19)
SC-24 Roadbuster W with limited edition Energy Axe Orange (US$24)
SC-25 Jetfire S with limited edition Energy Spear Orange (US$24)
SC-26 Superion Set (US$52)
SD-19 Nightscream R with limited edition Energy Drill Bright Yellow (US$19)
SD-20 Galvatron G with limited edition Energy Blade Purple (US$38)

Binaltech: BT-08 Meister(Jazz) 2 versions are out, both in equal assortment. (US$45)
Transformers Collection #16 Insecticons set (US$34)

For those who have preordered (or inquired) the above items before 29 Sep, you will still enjoy the preorder price. Fans who are still interested to get any of the above can still enjoy the price listed above, some of them are still at the preorder price while others are the original (converted) retail price without markup.

For those who are interested, Microman has many new releases too. Biomachine set and Batman series were also out now.
Biomachine set, 1, 2.
Catwoman
Batman and Batgirl set.
We are also taking orders for these.

As before, stay tuned for the translated profile of BT-08 Meister soon and other galleries from this release.


24 Sep 2004:

Superlink episode 38, "Omega Convoy's Deadly Struggle!!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
Seibertron.com
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com

Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


22 Sep 2004:

Latest issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine, Figure King and Hobby Japan were released today, slightly earlier than expected. As before, comes packed with upcoming Toys news and releases. Without further ado, check out some of the highlights and after that if you want more, place an order on the title here.

Figure King:
1. Some close up shots of the soon to be release BT-08 Meister feat. RX-08, the shoulder launcher from BT-07 Smokescreen GT can also be attached to Meister to look like the G1 counterpart.
2. RM-15 Starsaber and RM-16 Victory Leo will be release in late November.
3. Another soon to be release item, Superlink SC-26 Superion, comes with a set of 5 jets as reported before. We are taking orders at US$50, expected to be out next week.
4. Not too far behind will be SD-21 Bruticus, to be release in mid Oct. Accepting preorders on this item for also US$50. Both Autobot and Decepticon combiners can "Scramble Combine"... limbs can be interchanged and combine with Afterburner or Onslaught.
5. Stores lucky draws are back!! A few selected stores will be holding a lucky draw for the Gold chrome Rodimus Convoy, buy some selected items from Superlink, Binaltech or Robotmasters in the designated stores during the campaign period will entitle to a draw. Other draw prizes include TF stickers and USA edition (Energon) toys.
6. Last but definitely an exciting news, next issue of Figure King will come with a special edition KT Figure collection Transformers Bust of Optimus Prime. That is correct, not a mail in order, not a lucky draw, it comes with the copy of next month's Figure King!! As to the type of the special edition Optimus Prime bust, this picture offers a hint... Next issue of Figure King will also be a Transformers special. We are accepting orders or subscription for this title, US$12.

Dengeki Hobby Magazine:
1. BT-09 Swindle feat. Jeep Wrangler Custom is now official and will be release mid November. US$45 for those interested.
2. Reissue Predaking is expected to be out in early December, it seems this reissue will not be part of the Transformers Collection series.
3. Other highlights include upcoming Robotmasters and some battle pictures as well as Superlink Superion. Worthy to mention is this issue of Dengeki Hobby free exclusive is ZOIDS BLITZ HAKEN.

Hobby Japan:
1. More reports on upcoming releases. All can be ordered here.
2. This issue of Hobby Japan comes with an exclusive HG MS Selection (color PVC) Strike Gundam + IWSP.

For all the highlights and even more toys news, you can order the titles here.


21 Sep 2004:

Kabaya Hyper Transformers has been released, as reported previously, this Hyper series comes with Omega Supreme, Wing Convoy Cannon Mode and Superion. Fully painted and made with hard plastic, scale of this line fits well with some of the prrevious Kabaya releases. Omega Supreme also comes with parts that can combine with the head of Wing Convoy to become Omega Convoy. For a limited time (till 15 Oct), FantoFan is taking orders for this line at US$4 each figure, order here and check out some nice shots as follows, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.


The Charity Auction of a custom color BT-08 by the Japanese idol, Iwasa Mayuko, has started on the 19th and will end on 26th. The auction can be seen here.


20 Sep 2004:

Takara released a new collectible line known as "Small Toys Store", which contained miniature sized of the toys produced by Takara during the 60's to 80's, among the lineup is replica of Optimus Prime, a tribute to Transformers. The replica comes with both non-transformable Optimus Prime in robot mode and vehicle mode in the classic package with the "down-sized" classic catalog, both are even smaller than the Extremely Small Transformers line. Check out pictures as follows, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.


18 Sep 2004:

Gallery of TV Mag. Exclusive Black Rodimus Convoy and TRU Japan Exclusive Windcharger are now available, check them out here and here. Enjoy.

Late to add but definitely worth checking, from Transformers@The Moon, the gallery of Lucky Draw Clear G1 Sixshot and Lucky Draw Black Sixshot can now be seen. Credits to Transformers@The Moon.


Autobase Aichi has posted a comprehensive report on the event "GARAGE" held in Nipponbashi which is selling the upcoming BT-08 Meister/Mazda RX-08 in advance. Check it out here to see the pictures, concept designs and also pictures of an upcoming charity event to auction off a custom color BT-08 Meister by a Japanese idol, Iwasa Mayuko. Credits to Autobase Aichi.


17 Sep 2004:

Surprisingly TV Magazine has shipped the first batch of their exclusive Superlink Black Rodimus Convoy today!! A full gallery is in the works and will be up sometime tomorrow (as with TRU exclusive Windcvharger). Like Fire SL Grand Convoy, we have yet to receive everything yet so we will be contacting those who ordered this with us previously regarding the availability once we confirmed all orders. For now, check out this really nice repaint of Rodimus here, 1, 2, 3.


Superlink episode 37, "The end of Laserwave!!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com

Seibertron.com (To come online)
Transfandom.com (To Confirm)
Transformers Zone
(Mirror site for low-res versions, To Confirm)

Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.


16 Sep 2004:

Toys R Us Japan exclusive Windcharger campaign started today! Giving away the third and last member of Windcharger, the last figure, "Screw" (or "Water Screw" as literally translated), repaint of Superlink minicon Runway of CliffJumper. With Axel, Throttle and (Water) Screw all out, Windcharger can now be formed. Unfortunately instead of allowing buyers to get any of the Superlink figures so long they make up to a certain amount as with the previous 2 exclusives (Axel & Throttle), TRU has restricted this last figure to come only with the purchase of SC-22 Omega Supreme. A gallery will be up soon, meanwhile enjoy these pictures, 1, 2, 3, 4.


14 Sep 2004:

Superlink DVD Vol. 5 is now in stores. Comes with 100min of Superlink goodness covering episode 17 to 20.


SC-22 Omega Supreme is out in stores now. Compared with the Energon version, it has some color differences with the most obvious on the head, Superlink version has an orange head and slightly more paint details. Check out some shots as follows, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

With this release, a new edition product catalog has also been included, however unlike the previous 3 volumes, the new ctalog is no longer a booklet but a fold out catalog like those in Micron Legend. Check out the pictures as follows, 1, 2, 3. Also on the Superlink Media page.


After a few days' delay, we finally got the clips for Superlink episode 36 ready!! Superlink episode 36, "Alpha-Q's Fierce Battle!!", as before we will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com (To Confirm)
Transfandom.com (To Confirm)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. Along with this episode, there is a new Superlink commercial featuring Omega Supreme, check it out on the Superlink Media page!!


8 Sep 2004:

Robotmasters RM-13 Smokesniper and RM-14 Gigant Bomb are now out in stores. Both combined to form Gigant Sniper, unfortunately the inserted product catalog is still the volume 1 version. See some more box shots as follows, 1, 2, 3, 4.

FantoFan is still accepting orders for this 2 new figures at the following discounted price. Price valid till end of 18 Sep.
RM-13 Smokesniper - US$14
RM-14 Gigant Bomb - US$22


5 Sep 2004:

As informed by one of our local Japanese friend, W.T., the lucky draw God Primus has been shipped to winners today!! He was kind enough to take a few pictures and sent it to us. Check out some shots as follows, 1, 2, 3. The text on the box described the profile of Primus, as best as we could, here is the translation:

"God of Good: Primus:
Primus was first featured in the UK Marvel comics as the universe's god of good. In an epic battle with the evil entity Unicron, Primus was able to contain Unicron into a planet, but he also paid the price by becoming a planet himself which became Cybertron where Transformers were "born". Primus created the Transformers to become warriors that one day could fight Unicron if he awakes.
In 2005, Hot Rod who came in contact with the Matrix containing the essence of Primus, was reformatted by his power and became Rodimus Prime. The reformat and upgrade also altered his look to resemble that of Primus, some say that perhaps Primus was reborn through Rodimus Prime."

Interestingly the instruction sheet is in English, apparantly taken from Hasbro Commemorative series, although the stickers is the Japanese version. There is no tech spec card included. If our friend allowed us to take more pictures, we will bring you a gallery of this lucky draw exclusive soon.

For those who have entered the lucky draw through us, unfortunately we did not recieve anything today. Hopefully we might get something tomorrow...or not.


3 Sep 2004:

Superlink episode 35, "The Ancient Sage, Omega Supreme!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com (To Confirm)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series.

Note: due to a need to replenish our energon, the team here will not be able to provide the clips for episode 36 at the regular time, we will still make the clips and have them available before epsiode 37. We apologize for the delay.


Gallery of TV Magazine Exclusive Fire SL Grand Convoy is now online, check it out here,

An update to fans who ordered this exclusive item from us in case you are wondering when our updates are coming, we have checked with TV Magazine and they confirmed that not all the exclusive Fire Convoy were shipped on the same day, it appears they are shipping it in batches on a daily basis, So there is still a chance your order could be fulfill, for now, we thank you for your patience and will be contacting you as soon as we confirmed the status of the order.


1 Sep 2004:

Latest issue of Hyper Hobby, TV Magazine and TV Boy were out today. Check out some updates on upcoming Transformers releases and you can order these titles here.

Hyper Hobby:
1. Main focus on their exclusive Robotmaster Black Beast Megatron, with the same ordering system as the other magazine exclusives, as with the other 3, FantoFan will take orders for fans who are interested to get it (US$42 each). Interesting to note is that the first pictures of the "arsenal weapon" gold chrome version were shown. Cool view of beast mode of the exclusive.
2. Some more new detail shots of upcoming Robotmasters Smokesniper and Gigantobomb.
3. Some new additional info were revealed about Robotmasters world, like G1 Megatron was indeed in the RM world, but he mysteriously disappeared right after the discovery of "Solutrium". "Arsenal Weapons" that came with the Decepticons were actually powered by the spark energy of the wielder. Another last bit of news is those Silver chrome weapons that came with some of the Autobot Robotmasters were designed based on the weapons used in 80's Marvel Comics Transformers, although the weapons were not used by the same characters.
4. Picture showing the upcoming reissue Insecticons holding Energon cubes in their cockpits... Insecticons will be releasing end of Sep.
5. Cover art of upcoming Superlink DVD vol. 5, to be release on 15 Sep.
6. Countdown to the release of BT-08 Meister and the eyes details behind visor.
7. Spotlight on soon to be released Superlink Omega Supreme.
8. As previously reported, Kabaya will be releasing Hyper Transformers featuring Omega Supreme, Wing Convoy Cannon mode and Superion. Due out late Sep. (US$4 each)
Check out more pictures and other toys news by ordering the title here.

TV Magazine:
1. As reported before, this month's TV Magazine comes with the details for the exclusive Superlink Black Rodimus Convoy.
2. This month's Superlink report focus on Omega Supreme, featuring an all out battle and hinting of things to come in the upcoming episodes. Described as a Legendary Giant Warrior, Omega Supreme maintained his cool even in the heat of battle, and armed to the teeth, he is a strong ally for the Autobots. some of his special attacks include "Omega Plasma Wave" and "Omega Fire".
3. Showing off the ultimate combination, Omega Convoy, and it seems to show that the combination actually increase the size to match even of Unicron!!
4. TV Magazine also featured a short 4 color Robotmasters diorama story.

TV Boy:
1. Another scene with Omega Convoy, again showing the combination form of Omega Supreme and Grand Convoy suggested an increase in size to match even of Unicron.

Check out also the latest Superlink advertisment from TV Magazine and TV Boy featuring Omega Supreme here.


31 Aug 2004:

The first batches if not all of them of TV Magazine Fire SL Grand Convoy was shipped from TV Magazine today. Check out some pictures as follows (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), and standby for the full gallery to come soon.

For those who placed order on this previously, we are still trying to confirm yours, hopefully more batches will be ship from TV Magazine from tomorrow, but if this is all there are, there is a high chance most of the orders would be cancelled. We will be in contact with you separately on the status of your orders.


29 Aug 2004:

Wonder Festival 2004 Summer was on today, while there are tons of collection for display and sale, nothing was really new related to Transformers, besides the rather small Transfomers display at Takara booth (showing only BT-08 Meister (Red and White) and Predaking), there was also the event limited Megatron Sword from Kit Factory, full die-cast version from the Superlink series, it is quite heavy and can also serve as a paper knife. Check out some shots as follows, 1, 2, 3.

In the same venue as Wonder Festival event was another event known as Toy Festival. Worthy to report is the first pictures of the lucky draw prize of Transformers Generations Deluxe promotion luck darw (now ended), Primus, which the shadow shown previously in the lucky draw details suggested that it will be a G1 Rodimus Prime repaint, the staff at the Million Publishing booth was kind enough to let us take some pictures. According to them, the item is scheduled to be ship to winners soon, winners will not be announced and only know when they receive the item. Check out some shots as follows, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Not a news but due to the positive reactions we are getting from fans on our TF-spinoff Binaltech gallery featuring Mononofu, we are working on something new in the same direction... hope everyone would enjoy it as much as Mononofu. Teaser pic "Energon Band" .


27 Aug 2004:

Superlink episode 34, "Roadbuster in Special Training!!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com (TBO)
Transfandom.com (TBD)
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. As always, any TF (fan) sites who wish to host the clips, please let us know.


eHobby has begun shipping out their exclusive Hound Desert Type "Junkion Mercenary Detritus". Check out some shots here and here.


Autobase Aichi has reported some new upcoming Transformers news from source that attended Takara Business Seminar held during this week.
- Other than one name change of Silverbolt to Afterburner, the rest of the Combiner names will be the same as their G1 Combiner counterparts.
- Superion: Afterburner, AirRaider, SkyDive, SlingShot, Firebolt. Bruticus: Onslaught, Swindle, Vortex, Blast Off, Brawl.
- Binaltech BT-08 Meister Velocity Red Mica edition will NOT be short packed compare to the White version as rumored, both are expected to ship in the same assortment and quantity.
Head on over to Autobase Aichi for the original news (and 1 picture) in Japanese. Credit to Autobase Aichi.
Autobase Aichi (and FantoFan) will not be responsible if the information reported above are changed later.


26 Aug 2004:

Hasbro Official Transformers has updated with some new pictures of upcoming releases.
Energon Decepticon Sledge - Vehicle, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004
Energon Decepticon Duststorm - Vehicle, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004
Energon Decepticon Steamhammer - Vehicle, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004
Energon Autobot Beachcomber - Superlink Overdrive Repaint, Vehicle, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004
Energon Autobot Wing Saber - Vehicle, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004
Energon Autobot Omega Sentinel - Vehicle 1, Vehicle 2, Robot, expected to release in Nov. 2004


Now online!!
Fan-Translated BT-07 Smokescreen GT Tech Spec.

Fan-Translated New Chapter of Binaltech Story
Fan-Translated BT-07 Smokescreen GT System Description
Enjoy!!


25 Aug 2004:

New releases have been spotted in stores today!!
Superlink SC-21 Inferno V is now in stores, unfortunately with the new figure, there is no new versions of catalogue.
Transformers Collection 15 Targetmaster Stepper is also out.
BT-07 Smokescreen GT (2 versions) are also out. In addition to some new changes and additions to the BT-01 mold, the tech spec has been updated with new information and a new "chapter" in the Binaltech Storyline. If you think the 4 versions of Smokescreen (BT-01: no.7, no. 8, BT-07: no.1, no. 2) are just Takara's way to taunt a Completist's money, think again! The new chapter actually explained Smokescreen's "upgrade" to Smokescreen GT as well as the multiple Smokescreens (allowing different versions to exist). No doubt still a ploy to make those variations using the same mold, but at least it came with a background story, good thing or bad, we leave it to the judgement of the fans.

Fan-Translated BT-07 Smokescreen GT now online!!

For a limited time (till 1 Sep), we can take orders on the new releases.
SC-21Inferno V : US$17
BT-07 Smokescreen GT : US$42
Transformers Collection #15 Targetmaster Stepper : US$28
Does not include shipping and while stocks last, you can order here.


Official release of new issues of Dengeki Hobby and Hobby Japan today!! As the revamped Hobby Japan has been reported before, we will concentrate on reporting the latest issue of content-riched Dengeki Hobby (which comes with one exclusive Gundam Titan Test Team pin badge and full color PVC Gundam TR-1 figure), which you can order here, a really enjoyable read even if you don't read Japanese.
- Nice close up shots of BT-08 Meister Velocity Red Mica edition were featured.
- More shots of upcoming SC-22 Omega Supreme.
- Close up shots of RM-14 Gigantobomb and RM-13 Smokesniper
- Prototype shots of RM-15 Star Saber and RM-16 Victory Leo
- Last but not least, details of Dengeki Hobby exclusive Robotmaster Black G1 Convoy is out, with full page report. Like the other 3 magazine exclusives, FantoFan will help fans interested to get it at US$42 + Shipping, includes copy of Dengeki Hobby October issue and the abovementioned freebies.


24 Aug 2004:

Latest issue of Figure King is out today. Featuring some new pictures of the upcoming Superlink releases as well as details of their very own exclusive Robotmaster Starscream Black version.
- As reported before, SC-22 Omega Supreme will be out mid Sep.
- More pictures of Superlink releases from now to the end of Sep. (For a limited time only, we are taking orders for those interested at the low price displayed)
SC-21 Inferno V (US$17)
SC-23 Hot Shot F with limited edition Energy Cutter Orange (US$17) different from previously reported, it stated this will be release late Aug.
SC-24 Roadbuster W with limited edition Energy Axe Orange (US$21)
SC-25 Jetfire S with limited edition Energy Spear Orange (US$21)
SD-19 Nightscream R with limited edition Energy Drill Bright Yellow (US$17)
SD-20 Galvatron G with limited edition Energy Blade Purple (US$34)
- BT-08 Meister feat. Mazda RX-8 in vehicle mode, it was also reported that an official Mazda event to be held in Tokyo on 16 Sep will be selling BT-08 in advance. This news was also featured on the official Takara TF site. At this time, the date and venue of the event is subjected to change. Official release will be late Sep.
- BT-07 Smokescreen 2004 will also be available in the upcoming race event, Rally Japan 2004, from 3 Sep to 5 Sep. For the first few customers who bought the item will recieve a Autobot car sticker.
- Reported previously, RM-14 GigantoBomb (US$22) and RM-13 SmokeSniper (US$14) will be out early September.
- Transformers Collection 16 Insecticons (US$34) will be released in late Sep., comes with 3 energon cubes that can be store within the cockpits of each Insecticon.
- Kabaya will be releasing a new series call Hyper Transformers for Superlink, with only 3 in the lineup, Wing Convoy Cannon mode, Omega Supreme and what would now be the first official picture of Aerialbots Combiner (Superlink name was not reveal). The Convoy head from Wing Convoy can also connected to Omega Supreme's body to form Omega Convoy. FantoFan is taking orders for this line, US$4 each, to be release in late Sep..
- Other reports also include Gamers exclusive USA edition Signal Flare, Translated Deamwave Transformers G1 vol.2 and Predaking which will have more details reveal in the next issue.
- Last but not least Figure King Exclusive Starscream Black version is open for ordering, like Hobby Japan exclusive Beast Convoy, FantoFan will be helping fans who are interested to get it at US$42.

The black versions of all the 4 magazines will not be just mere repaints of the original figures but will be actual legitimate versions used in the Robotmasters plot. Figure King featured the story behind the birth of the Black versions.
"In an effort to accelerate the absorption effect of Solutrium energy, Cybertron scientists have developed a technology to achieve that which require converting their bodies into "Black body". With the black body, Transformers are able to absorb energy via the surfaces of the body instead of via designated access ports as before. Normally Transformer requiring a large amount of energy is rare and few, however, to efficiently process the infinte amount of Solutrium into data in the shortest time, the Autobots have decide to implement Black body plan. Unfortunately the Decepticon, under the leadership of Beast Megatron, learnt of this plan and initiated the same plan on themselves as well..."

The rest of the story is said to continue in each of the exclusive Black version Robotmaters, with each chapter in each figure.
You can order this really popular magazine and others here.


22 Aug 2004:

From some of the questions we got, we realized we might be confusing on the order info for Hobby Japan exclusive Robotmaster Beast Convoy Black version we made below yesterday. So here is a revised corrected version,
Price of Hobby Japan Exclusive Beast Convoy is US$42 which will include the copy of Hobby Japan (Order form and token necessary for order), but option of not shipping the magazine to reduce shipping cost is available. Shipping costs not included, and will be quoted when the item is secured, item expected to ship in December. Hobby Japan, at US$10, will be charge at only US$9 for this particular order, and yes! we have also lower the price of the exclusive item itself.
We apologized for the confusion caused and will continue to accept order of this exclusive till 10 Sep. here.


21 Aug 2004:

Advance copies of the latest issue of Hobby Japan was out in the CharaHobby event today!! For the better part of the past 35 years, Hobby Japan has been published in B5 size, to stay competative in material and coverage, Hobby Japan has "maximize" to A4/LTR size starting with this October issue, bigger now to feature more pictures of your favourite Gundam news as well as other hobbies genres (with a "upgraded" price too) . If you are thinking about collecting this magazine, this is as a good time as any to start!! And we would be glad to bring you at a good price (subject to subscription period). As reported above, this issue also comes with a modification parts to convert your 1/144 scale Calamity Gundam (sold separately) into MSV Sword Calamity Gundam!! It even comes with a DVD that shows you how to make the conversion. Last but not least is the long anticipated details of the Magazine exclusive Robotmaster Black Beast Convoy.

- Hobby Japan Exclusive Black Beast Convoy, please refer to above news for details to order this item. A full page coverage was featured on this exclusive figure, which will come with the energy mace that was with RM-04 WreckerHook, although the weapon is expected to be in gold chrome. The other 3 magazine exclusive figures will also come with a different gold chrome energy weapon, all 4 can be combined like the original to form "Arsenal-Force".
- New Robotmasters RM-13 SmokeSniper and RM-14 GigantoBomb will be released early September. It is expected both figures will be release in separate packages.
- SC-22 Omega Supreme will be out mid September. The minibot will be known as Omega, which will "head-on" to Omega Grand (body part). And finally combined with Grand Convoy to become Omega Convoy!! And in the shadow we get a hint of things to come in next month's issue, who we now know is Predaking!!
- More official pictures of BT-09 Meister (Jazz) feat. Mazda RX-8, to be out in late Sep.
- September releases of Superlink will not only be Omega Supreme but also the repaint of previously released Supelink figures,
SC-21 Inferno V (Volt) - late Aug.
SC-23 Hotshot F (Fire) - late Sep. (comes with special edition Energy Cutter - from Signal Flare's weapon)
SC-24 Roadbuster W (Wild) - late Sep. (comes with special edition Energy Axe - from Blastarm's weapon)
SC-25 Skyfire S (Sonic) - late Sep. (comes with special edition Energy Spear - from Airglide's weapon)
SD-19 Nightscream R (Reverse) - late Sep. (comes with special edition Energy Drill - from Chromehorn's weapon)
SD-20 Galvatron G (General) - late Sep. (comes with special edition Energy Blade - from Dinbot's weapon)
- Transformers Collection #16 Insecticons will be out late Sep.
Looks like Takara is not giving TF fans a chance to catch our breadth in September too!! And yes, FantoFan will take preorders for all the items listed above for those interested. Order here.

New updates on CharaHobby report below, see red highlighted portion.


CharaHobby 2004, a combined event of C3 and Hobby Expo, started today. In the event, some very exciting upcoming Transformers items were on display, from the upcoming Binaltech Meister, Robotmasters Star Saber & Victory Leo to the magazine exclusive Robotmasters repaint. Without further delay, check out the full report and pictures here!! And then stay tuned on the for sale page as we have secured a limited quantities of the Transformers Autobots leaders giant posters (event limited item) for sale!! (US$20 and first come first serve order only available to regular buyers, sorry)
The new revamped Hobby Japan was released in advance in the event, and yep, so it begins the ordering of Hobby Japan exclusive Robotmaster Beast Convoy Black version. We now have a confirmed price and you will also get this copy of magazine that comes with accesory parts for Sword Calamity Gundam and the How to build DVD.

We are still taking orders, for those who had preordered with us already, we will be in contact with you soon or please feel free to drop in a note to us to confirm your order again. Price of Hobby Japan Exclusive Beast Convoy is US$44 which will include the copy of Hobby Japan (for the order form and token), but option of not shipping the magazine to reduce shipping cost is available. This price will be valid for orders placed before 10 Sep. Placed your order here. (please include Name, Shipping address, email, Paypal ID (if preferred payment method) and Phone (optional).

New additonal material, Brochures of new Binaltech releases given out in event here. Red version will be known as Velocity Red Mica edition.

One non-TF related update: due to increasing inquiries on the 600 limited edition of Genesic Gaogaigar, we bring you the latest update on this item, the price and final estimated date of release have been released. Beyond all expectations, the price of this limited edition is at a "whooping" US$600!! And will be expected to ship sometime in Mar 2005. For those who expressed interest to place order on this item, FantoFan will be contacting you again to reconfirm your preorder. While pictures were not allowed, both the DX Gaogaigar and Genesic Gaogaigar were on display at the CMs Corp.'s booth, standing at 350mm, Genesic Gaogaigar is much taller (and bigger) than the DX Gaogaigar!!


20 Aug 2004:

Superlink episode 33, "Return to us! Megazarak! " goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. As always, any TF sites who wish to host the clips, please let us know.


BT-05 Dead End gallery with Mononofu special feature can be view here and here.


18 Aug 2004:

Superlink DVD Vol.4 is now in stores, collecting episodes 13 to 16.


13 Aug 2004:

Superlink episode 32, "Farewell Inferno!" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. As always, any TF sites who wish to host the clips, please let us know.


10 Aug 2004:

Toys R Us Japan has released their second figure for the 3-season long WindCharger campaign, Throttle, the repaint of Superlink Charge, one of the minicon that combine into CliffJumper.


USA Edition Tow-Line has been released exclusively from Toys R Us Japan today.


6 Aug 2004:

BT-06 Tracks fan-translated profile is up, a teaser before the full gallery is ready. Enjoy!!


Superlink episode 31, "Sprung at your service" goes on air today. As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. As always, any TF sites who wish to host the clips, please let us know.


The following have been released in stores in Japan today, another big haul day for Transformers fans.
Superlink SD-18 Chromehorn Forest type
Binaltech BT-05 Tracks [Editor: yep, as before we will be putting up translated tech spec of Tracks soon, today let's enjoy the highlights from the latest episode of Superlink!!]
Robotmasters RM-11 Beast Convoy
Robotmasters RM-12 Starscream


5 Aug 2004:

USA Edition Nemisis Prime has been released, exclusively from Jusco store today. Nemisis Prime is under the Transformers Universe line and is the repaint of Big Convoy from the Beast Wars Neo line.


3 Aug 2004:

OTFCC, one of the major event for Transformers fans, has came and gone, many of the major sites have provided detail reports and tons of pictures from the event. Instead of repeating everything they have reported, we have listed all the links to the reports hosted by these major TF sites.
In alphabathical order:
Allspark.com
BWTF.com
Seibertron.com
TFormers.com
Transfandom.com
(credits to the respective sites.)

Then, be sure check out also some official pictures of upcoming releases featured by Wal-Mart online. (credits to TFW2005.com for the heads-up.)
Energon: The Powerlinx Battles: Sixshot (Superlink Laserwave repaint): Robot mode, Alternate mode
Energon: The Powerlinx battles: Alpha Quintesson
Energon: The Powerlinx Battles: Dreadwing (Superlink Shockfleet repaint): Robot mode, Alternate mode
and also Energon Wing Saber, which looks like Superlink version.


Official Takara Transformers site has also updated their site with new upcoming releases in August.

Takara Official Superlink site also added upcoming Inferno V and ChromeHorn Forest type tech spec.

Takara Robotmasters site has also added new stuff on upcoming RM-11 Beast Convoy and RM-12 Starscream, as well as new comics.


31 Jul 2004:

The highly anticipated new issues of TV Magazine, TV Boy and Hyper Hobby were released today in Japan.

TV Magazine:
- The biggest news been the starting of order for the magazine exclusive Fire SL Grand Convoy. Limited to 3000, the figure is a repaint of the SL Grand Convoy.
[editor's note: For those who have placed an order on this item with us before this date, we will be mailing in the order immediately, confirmation to acquire one will be in 2-3 weeks time, for details and prices, please check with us separately if we have not already contacted you yet. Orders on this on or after 31 Jul will be subjected to a second order placing which confirmation will be later.]
- The issue also comes with a power point breakdown of the major characters, no new information was revealed.
- A pinup sized poster on an all out battle between the Superlink Autobots and Decepticons is one of the special of this issue. Those who placed order for the exclusive figure will also be getting this copy of magazine.
- A new Superlink ad has been added to the catalog/media page here.

HyperHobby:
- Reported that Inferno V (Volt), the repaint and slight remold of Superlink Inferno, will be releasing end of August. Said to be the power-up version of the character Inferno.
- As reported before, ChromeHorn Forest type will be releasing early August.
- A preview of upcoming Superlink release, Omega Supreme.
- The DVD luck draw prize, Kicker Energon edition is shown also, along with the report that Superlink DVD vol.4 will be release on 18 Aug.
- As with the other 3 Hobby magazines, HyperHobby will be offering an exclusive figure from the Robotmasters line, and it will be Beast Megatron. More details available next issue.
- Other reports also include BT Tracks and BT Smokescreen (remold) and the prospect of acquiring 2 of them so the original G1 style with 2 shoulder cannons can be acheived again. Other reports include USA edition Universe Nemisis Prime, USA edition Sharkticon, Wing Scourge PVC campaign, Energy Blade and Energy Cutter (gallery here) campaign, Transformers reissue Stepper and Insecticons, Robotmasters RM-11 Beast Convoy and RM-12 Starscream.

You can order the magazine and others from here.


"One coin anime book" series has released a guide on Transformers Superlink, at a low affordable price aimed for kids, the book contained all the characters introduction up to the June releases (in terms of toys) covering both the Autobots and Decepticons, it also includes all the different Superlink combinations available. A simple yet fun to read mini guide (US$6).


30 Jul 2004:

Superlink episode 30, "Hellfire on Jungle Planet!! " goes on air today and commerating 30th episode of this top notch series, we bring you extra dose of highlights and screen shots!! As before we have worked with several sites to bring you some highlights from the episode. We will be providing clip links for the low-res versions here, for both high res and low res, please go to anyone of these,
TFW2005.com
Transfandom.com
Thank you all for supporting and promoting this exciting series. As always, any TF sites who wish to host the clips, please let us know.


Jusco departmental stores started the Wingsaber campaign today, with a purchase of Superlink Wingsaber figure, comes with an exclusive Wing Scourge PVC figure. The figure is a repaint of the Wing Convoy PVC figure that came with TV Boy in the beginning of this month. Check out more shots as follows, 1, 2, 3.


We have secured a few more copies (our last restock) of the really popular Dengeki Hobby Magazine with exclusive VSX set at only US$10, shipping cost to vary with volume and country. Place your order here (please provide Name, Shipping address, email, paypal ID (if preferred type of payment) and phone (optional)). FantoFan giving away free Robotmasters catalog with every purchase of the magazine currently (first come first serve, subject to stock).


29 Jul 2004:

A gallery on the latest Store exclusive Energy weapons, Energy Blade Night Phantom edition and Energy Cutter Daylight Attack edition, is now up, check out some detail shots of this rather elusive energy weapons. Enjoy.


USA edition Energon Blastarm and USA edition Sharkticon have been spotted in stores around Japan.


After some delay, the translated chapter 2 of the Pla-Kit exclusive manga is now available, Enjoy here.


A correction: we have been naming the Superlink version of Energon Bulkhead as "Sprang", but with the official release and the package confirmed that it is actually "Sprung". Apologies for any confusion caused.


28 Jul 2004:

New Transformers were confirmed released today!! Among them, we have spotted the following,
- Superlink SC-20 Sprang
- Superlink SD-17 Dinobot Magma type
- Pla-kit series 02 Grand Scourge
- Transformers Collection #14 G1 Hound
- USA Edition Unicron Black ver.

The new chapter of manga that came with Grand Scourge model kit can be found here. All the items can be ordered thru FantoFan.jp for a fair price, while stocks lasts, order here.


24 Jul 2004:

Tokyo Characters Show 2004 started today, an event on various animations and games characters, at the Takara booth, there are some displays on Transformers. We did a small page with the pictures taken from the event, you can see some of the upcoming releaes from various line. Enjoy...
USA Edition Offshoot (Signal Flare repaint) was sold exclusively at the event, before the regular release from Gamers in the end of August. Interesting to note is that unlike previous USA edition (Hasbro regular releases), Offshoot came with a Superlink product catalog (the third one), sealed bubble picture can be seen here.


23 Jul 2004: