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Issue #08
September 2004
TFU. INFO Magazine
News and Updates

The Alpha and Omega of combinations...

This month's update welcomes the addition of some Robot Masters figures to the archive; not all are there yet, but it is a start. Also finally making their way into the archive this month are E2 Ironhide and E-Beachcomber, the former delayed mainly due to time contraints in getting all of those Powerlinx mode pics. Big thanx to Richard Hernandez and Monzo for supplying some of the pics for this update! Also added this month are a ton of tech specs and bios for Energon and Universe; too many to list here.

3/1/05:
Transformers: Added:
Energon:

Alpha Quintesson
Superion Maximus
Windrazor
Terradive
Six Shot
Wing Saber
Mega-Dinobot: Grimlock & Swoop
Robot Masters:
Convoy
Ligier
RM-17 Victory Saber: Star Saber & Victory Leo
Updated:
G1:

Mindwipe (improved pics, parts)
Slapdash (improved pics)
Skyhopper (improved pics, parts)
Skystalker (improved pics)
Micromaster Military Patrol: Bombshock, Dropshot, Growl, Tracer (improved pics)
Gusher and Pipeline (improved pics)
G2:
Onslaught (parts)
Jazz (improved pics)
Slingshot (improved pics)
Rotor Force: Powerdive, Ransack, Leadfoot, Manta Ray (improved pics)
Powermaster Ironhide (improved pics)
Windrazor (improved pics)
Eagle Eye (improved pics)

2/13/05:
Transformers: Added:
Energon:

Stormcloud
Kickback
Alternators:
Battle Ravage

2/1/05:
Transformers: Added:

Robot Masters:
Beast Convoy
Beast Megatron
Starscream
R-Blade
Air Hunter
Figure King Starscream
Dengeki Hobby G1 Convoy
Hobby Japan Beast Convoy
Hyper Hobby Beast Megatron
Alternators:
Windcharger
Smallest TF:
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Energon:

Energon Ironhide
Beachcomber
Omega Sentinel
Storm Jet
Barricade
Kicker with High Wire
G1:
Esporte
Updated:
G1:
Powerflash (AM Partner added)
Charger (AM Partner added)
Skyhammer (shell and parts added)
Energon:
Optimus Prime
Powerlinx Optimus Prime
Hot Shot
Inferno
Jetfire
Ironhide
Prowl
Rodimus
Downshift
Energon Hot Shot
Cliffjumper
Tow-Line
S.W.A.T. Team: Prowl & Checkpoint

1/7/05:
Transformers: Added:
Victory:

Black Shadow
Generation 1:
Radio AM Robot
E-Hobby:
Detritus
Insecticon Clones: Salvo, Shot Hole, & Zaptrap
Energon:
Omega Supreme
Costco Optimus Prime
Costco Overload with Rollout
Galvatron
Steamhammer
Sledge
Duststorm
Sky Shadow
Treadshot
Alternators:
Grimlock
Swindle
Universe:
Air Raid
Wind Sheer
Commemorative Series:
Inferno
Grapple
Ricochet
Updated:
Generation 1:

Red Alert (improved images)
Skids (improved images)

1/4/05:
Playskool Go-Bots: Added:

Speed-Bot Muscle Car
Strong-Bot Pickup Truck
Gorilla-Bot
Cop-Bot Motorcycle

12/1/04:
Transformers: Added:
Universe:

Sentinel Maximus
Mini-Con Ape-Linq
Binaltech:
Smokescreen GT
Tracks (Yellow)
Zoom-Zoom
Superlink:
Signal Flare

11/13/04:
Transformers: Added:
Energon:
Dreadwing
Landquake
Bulkhead
Universe:
Ultra Magnus with Over-Run
Treadshot with Nightbeat
Smokescreen with Liftor
Ransack with Refute
Swerve with Roadhandler
Constructicon Devastator (Bonecrusher, Buckethead, Hightower, Long Haul, Quickmix, Scavenger)
Alternators:
Autobot Tracks
Updated:
Energon:

Battle Ravage (variant added)
Command Ravage (pics updated)
Alternators:
Meister (pics updated)

10/31/04:
Transformers: Added:
Energon:

Downshift
Mirage
Sharkticon
Energon Hot Shot
Energon Megatron
Tow-Line
Shockblast
Slugslinger
Cliffjumper
KB Demolishor with Blackout
Sam's Club Prowl with Longarm
Sam's Club Starscream with Zapmaster
Command Ravage
Doom-Lock
Super Link:
Chrome Horn Forest Type
Dinobot Magma Type
Transformers: Universe
Autobot Whirl with Makeshift and Gunbarrel
Magna Stampede and Stockade with Prowl and Terradive
Soundwave with Space Case
Fireflight with Firebot and Thunderwing
Nemesis Prime
Nemesis Strika
Alternators:
Dead End
Go-Bots:
TRU Aero-Bot
TRU Speed-Bot
Updated:
Energon:

Powerlinx Optimus Prime
Hot Shot
Inferno
Jetfire
Ironhide
Prowl
Rodimus
Generation 1:
Brawn (Variant added)
Sharpnel (Variant added)
Long Haul (Variant added)
Frenzy (Variant added)
Swindle (Variant added)
Jazz (Variant added)
Rewind (Variant added)

09/05/04:
Transformers: Added:
Energon:

Energon Strongarm
Offshoot
Powerlinx Optimus Prime
Cyclonus with Crumplezone
Transformers: Universe:
Megazarak with Caliburn
Oil Slick
Crystal Widow
Alternators:
Meister
Autobot Hound
Silverstreak
Micron Legend:
X-Dimension Rescue Team (Draft, Prowl, & Twist)
Hazard Team (Impulsor, Kingbolt, Quench)
Superlink:
Accel
Shadow Hawk Cosmos Type
Micron Boosters v2: Brake, Blitz, Cluster, Processor, Saber, Damper, Filter, Frenzy, Rotor, Groove, Triac, Effect, & Seeker
Smallest TF:
Jazz
Convoy (White Mode)
Micromasters:
Red Mode Sixtrain: Atlan, Desire, San Diego
Destron Sixbuilder: Digger, Treader
Updated:
Generation 1:

Bumper (improved pics)
Targetmaster Hot Rod (improved pic)
Generation 2:
Inferno (parts added)
Energon:
Snowcat

First big update of the year!

The first big update, as promised, of 2005 is finally in. A ton of stuff added this time around, including two very rare finds, Black Shadow from the Japanese Victory series and Radio AM Robot, a Transformer exclusive to Argentina. Additionally, I've added a bunch of pics from many of the current Transformers series, including Energon, Universe, Alternators, the Toys R Us Commemorative Series, and a few E-Hobby exclusives.

Big thanx to Tim Mann and Monzo for supplying some of this update's pictures!

As always, there's more on the way from TFU.INFO! I'm hoping to get caught up with Robotmasters pics real soon and that's only the tip of the iceberg. The coming year is going to be a big year for this site, so keep watching!

--Ant, 1/7/05

It is the year 2005...

C'mon, how could I not do that? And in 2005, TFU.INFO is proud to bring you pictures of the first new figures to hit stores in the new year, four new Playskool Go-Bots. I found these new guys at Toys R Us among the regular Go-Bots stock. Though 2 of the new guys are recolors, and one a remold, the fourth, Speed-Bot Muscle Car, is fashioned from the mold originally planned for Racer-Bot Alpha. All the links are to your right, a massive regular site update coming in the next few days. Enjoy!

--Ant, 1/4/05

All-Hallows Update!

Finally, an update! Sorry it took so long, folks, but it's been quite a hectic time lately, and doesn't show signs of slowing down until after Election Day. Also, I've deliberately delayed this update to avoid any massive bandwidth downtime.

I'd like to thank the folks who made this update as exapnsive as it is: M Sipher, Salt Man Z, and Monzo for providing numerous pics for this update. Hopefully, the next update won't be too far off, as I already have a bunch of new figures to take pictures of (E2 Ironhide, E-Dreadwing, and the new Battle in a Box figures).

Lastly, TFU.INFO is currently seeking new sponsors for all of our ad space. As you can see above, the space previously belonging to JRS Toyworld is now vacant. I'd like to extend my deepest gratitude to Bill of JRS Toyworld for his continued support over the past year and urge you all make a stop to their site if you haven't done so yet.

Moreover, if you're interested in purchasing ad space on TFU.INFO, please drop me a line for rates and information! If you don't have a store or business and would like to help keep this site operating and updated consistently, please follow the PayPal Donate link at the top of this page.

--Ant, 10/31/04

Two years and counting!
Another letter from the Webmaster

by Anthony Brucale

Details on the delay in updates, details on this month's magazine and a celebration a few weeks overdue.

OTFCC 2004 Report - The Hasbro Display

by Anthony Brucale

Hasbro had an enormous display of upcoming Transformers figures at OTFCC 2004. Come take a look at what's ahead in 2004-2005.

OTFCC 2004 Report - The Hasbro Panel

by Anthony Brucale

You've read the reports about the Hasbro panel at OTFCC 2004, now check out the photos or the panel and slideshow.

OTFCC 2004 Report - The Art Room

by Anthony Brucale

Thrilling as always, OTFCC 2004's Art Room was fun for all. From the funny to the beautifully serious, there was something for everyone.

OTFCC 2004 Report - The Convention

by Anthony Brucale

TFU.INFO's webmaster gives a quick overview of his experience at this year's convention.

Toy Review - Energon Sharkticon

by Daniel Suh

Cue the Jaws theme, it's not safe to go in the water. Suspsy shares his thoughts on one of the hottest new Energon figures.

Knockoff Spotlight - Beast Tech Fighters

by Anthony Brucale

Some the kookiest Beast-era knockoffs you'll ever see.

Toy Review - Energon Megatron

by Daniel Suh

No longer a Wal*Mart exclusive, the Suspsy takes on the current leader of the Decepticons.

Toy Review - Shockblast

by Daniel Suh

Another G1 homage in Energon; was it logical? Suspsy gives us his thoughts.

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