IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #44 Review

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #44 Review

The Not Knowing - With our charming and prestigious Comics Editor and News Administrator Va'al otherwise indisposed, it's fallen on me to take up the reigns for this week's review of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye #44. As warned already, this one will be spoiler heavy throughout, because there's no way I can adequately review this thing if I'm trying to not tell you things about it. Since some of the text gets front paged, I'm just typing up things to delay the start of the actual review. This is your Swerve recap. Need a review with no spoilers? Here it is: stop reading my stupid words and go buy this. Now. Stop, really, and go spend $4 right the hell now on this book. I'm serious, if you want to read this issue (you do), and you read this review beforehand, you will regret it. Don't have regrets, the internet can wait.
Twincast / Podcast Episode #124: "Dogfight"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #124: "Dogfight"

Dogfight - Several members of the Twincast filled out a recent Hasbro UK survey, and boy do we have thoughts about this. Plus, what's this about 3rd Party items? From there we move on to TCC Service 4.0 reveals. As of this writing, Bludgeon is the latest Club reveal, and Twincast reactions are mixed. Combiner Wars wave 4 and Optimus Maximus are here! Will these versions spur us to replace our Classics and Universe figures? We've got some interesting redecos coming out of the Transformers Adventures line, including legends class Override and Runabout, and the ever-stoic and much vaunted deluxe class Vehicon General. We've end up back to the Masterpiece line, and we still have some gripes about the upcoming MP-27 Ironhide. Also, what's with this red Bumblebee? We finish up the Twincast with some bragging rights!
Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #123 "Vroom Vroom Vroom"

Vroom Vroom Vroom - We jump right in with some discussion on the new Robots in Disguise Deployers and Minicons and we also discuss the TRU exclusive Clash of the Transformers subline. Takara seems to be pulling out all the stops with their new TAV line, which coincides with Robots In Disguise. Case in point, TAV21 Optimus Prime. Next we dive into some comics. Our comic gurus take on IDW's Transformers issue #44. The Transformers Collectors Club's new Transformers / G.I. Joe crossovers are available: Marissa Faireborn with Afterbreaker and Old Snake with the Advanced Stealth B.A.T. duo. Masterpiece G2 Bumblebee has shipped and many of us have him in hand. Is this a Masterpiece figure that every G2 enthusiast or masterpiece collector needs? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out what we think of this little gold bug. We finish up this episode with a round of bragging rights.
New Galleries: Combiner Wars Prowl, Mirage, Ironhide, Sunstreaker and Ultra Prime

New Galleries: Combiner Wars Prowl, Mirage, Ironhide, Sunstreaker and Ultra Prime

Deluxe Wave 4 - While we had a review and some images to tide us over, Seibertron finally has the galleries up for the latest Combiner Wars deluxes: Mirage, Sunstreaker, Prowl and Ironhide. These images also feature the fan mode for Mirage which has the front of the vehicle as his chest. Ultra Prime's gallery has also been updated to include new pics with the rest of the Autobots. Enjoy!
New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Gold Armor Grimlock, Night Ops Bumblebee, and 1-Step Optimus Prime

New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Gold Armor Grimlock, Night Ops Bumblebee, and 1-Step Optimus Prime

Robots In Disguise - We have 3 new Robots in Disguise figures for you that have recieved the Seibertron gallery treatment which include Warrior Class Gold Armor Grimlock, Night Ops Bumblebee and 1-Step Optimus Prime. Gold Armor Grimlock features a G1 inspired deco and includes a new head while Night Ops Bumblebee is a stealth-themed straight up repaint which reverses his yellow and black colors. 1-Step Optimus prime is a new mold and is exclusive to the Robots in Disguise collection which is a Target exclusive. These galleries are waiting for you to delve deeper!

New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak

Posted 5 hours ago by Va'al - 1,593 views

NEW! We've just seen a batch of in-hand images for the latest redeco of the Nissan Fairlady Z mold from Takara Tomy - but why not take a look at Masterpiece MP-18B Bluestreak in all his glory in our new Seibertron.com galleries? Any of the images below will take you to the full show, including comparisons, poses, the under-the-foot shot, and much much more. Click away! Transformers Masterpiece - Read More

New Transformers Devastation Peter Cullen Behind The Scenes Video and Pre-Order Bonus News

Posted 14 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 3,264 views

ActivisionGames Youtube Channel has posted a new behind the scenes of Transformers Devastation featuring Peter Cullen. The video has been embedded below. They also officially revealed pre-order bonuses including 3 weapons consisting of The Dark Star Saber, The Photon Disrupter and the twin Golden Hunter blaster pistols. Also available with the pre-order is 3 character skins featuring Nemesis Prime, Red Alert and Goldbug. You can read the news release also below. ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, - Read More

BBTS Sponsor News: BIG SALE!!, TMNT, Star Wars, Mega Man, Kirby, DC, Transformers, MGSV:PP, Assassin's Creed & More!

Posted 14 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 3,289 views

END OF SUMMER SALE Pricing has just been reduced on over 3000 items! We've added 16 different sale menus with 80 to 150 deals on each list! Menus include: Transformers, Marvel, DC, Bandai, 1/6 Scale, Statues, Mattel, Hasbro, Star Wars & More! There are a ton of great deals here, take a look through the many menus and grab them before they sell out! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=19585 EPISODE VII PRODUCT LAUNCHES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 12:01 AM EASTERN STANDARD - Read More

TAV-33 Optimus Supreme mode fully revealed along with more at Japanese Christmas Toy Trade Fair

Posted 15 hours ago by william-james88 - 5,153 views

How about some more TAV and TED reveals? The interestingly named Japanese Christmas Toy Trade Fair is being held in Japan and Takara surely has a table full of goodness. It has taken the opportunity to reveal TAV-33 Optimus Prime Supreme Mode (from the TAV 21 mold made exclusively by them for their market), which was previously hinted at with an unpainted prototype. We also see what Takara has up their sleeves for their version of the Robots in Disguise Legion figures like Underbite and - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #44 Review

Posted 1 day ago by ScottyP - 6,997 views

The Not Knowing A Review, Maybe Spoiler Heavy Throughout With our charming and prestigious Comics Editor and News Administrator Va'al otherwise indisposed, it's fallen on me to take up the reigns for this week's review of IDW's More Than Meets The Eye #44. As warned already, this one will be spoiler heavy throughout, because there's no way I can adequately review this thing if I'm trying to not tell you things about it. Since some of the text gets front paged, I'm just typing up - Read More

In-hand Images of Transformers Adventure TAV-30 Battle Grimlock

Posted 1 day ago by mooncake623 - 6,709 views

TakaraTomy designer Shogo Hasui just tweeted out some new in-hand images of Transformers Adventure Battle Grimlock. Battle Grimlock is an extensive retool of the Fall Of Cybertron mold released a few years back. Check out the images of Battle Grimlock with the rest of the RID cast we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and - Read More

Transformers Subscription Service TFSS 4.0 Bludgeon and Impactor Tech Spec art

Posted 1 day ago by mooncake623 - 6,545 views

The Official Transformers Collectors’ Club posted via their Facebook page, some new character artwork of Bludgeon and Impactor that will be on their tech specs! Check out the image we've mirrored below and don't forget forget, only 1 day left to order your Subscription Service 4.0 which you can do so here. Remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #45 iTunes Preview

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 5,984 views

One new comic book day comes, and more comic book days await ahead, as Mariel Romero from IDW Publishing uploads a sneak peek of the next issue of The Transformers to iTunes. Check out below what we will be seeing this month in the tales of grounded robots and their human partners (ish)! JETFIRE and KUP lead a team to investigate the mysterious ONYX system. Meanwhile, GALVATRON… well, GALVATRON just doesn’t like anybody. - Read More

Transformation Videos: TAV27 Ground Vehicon General, TAV28 Micron Shooter Drift & TED-12 Thunderhoof

Posted 1 day ago by LOST Cybertronian - 8,788 views

The Takara Tomy Youtube channel gives us transformation videos for 3 upcoming figures. From the Transformers Adventure series we have TAV27 Micron Shooter Drift and TAV28 Grand Vehicon General. You can also check out the recently seen official images of these figures. The Transformers Easy Dynamic series gives us TED-12 Thunderhoof of which we really haven't seen many - Read More

Optimus Prime featured in Italian Elle Fashion Magazine with Supermodel Josephine Skriver

Posted 1 day ago by william-james88 - 7,016 views

Here is something you do not get to report everyday. 22 year old Danish victoria secret model Josephine Skriver is featured on the latest issue of the Italian version of the Elle fashion magazine. She posted the images of her feature on her facebook page (NOT safe for work) and I have mirrored them below. You will notice that this photo shoot has her walking in New York with none other than Optimus Prime. While most of the writing details what she is wearing, there is a story detailing how this - Read More

New listings on Amazon for Robots in Disguise Titan Changers, CW Leader Starscream and more

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 7,663 views

Remember those Robots in Disguise Titan Changers? They had been found in Australia a little while back and we had gotten some in hand photos. These were in the same line as the non Transforming Titan figures, but unlike those they Transformed (think of it as today's Action Master Elites) While we were eventually going to get them in North America, there was no news since...until today. The two Titan Changer figures Bumblebee and Optimus are now available at Amazon.com along with other new - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Andrew Wildman / Jason Cardy Multi-Autograph Lithograph Charity Auction

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 8,006 views

Want to own a piece of European Transformers history? Artist Andrew Wildman has put up for auction two limited edition prints by himself and Jason Cardy, which also feature the autographs of all the guests and professionals attending the record-breaking, last ever Auto Assembly (2015). Kick the nostalgia shins with one of the two prints, and feel even better for it as all proceeds go to charity organisation Make A Wish UK! HEADS UP: The link to the two auctions for the signed prints are - Read More

More Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG14 Ultra Magnus

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 11,261 views

Fellow Seibertron.com user Cyberpath is still keeping a watchful eye on TFYuki's Twitter doings, and reports back some more Takara Tomy Legends LG-14 Ultra Magnus images, both in-package and in-line, and featuring the teeny tiny Alpha Trion dudebot too. Check out the new images mirrored below! - Read More

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-18B Blue Streak

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 10,482 views

The last piece of news we had for Transformers Masterpiece Bluestreak was from the Transformers Asia release with collector coin. Today, via Alfes2010, we bring you a handful of in-hand images of the latest redeco of the Datsun/Nissan Fairlady Z mold as MP-18B! Check out the images mirrored below, comparing the Blue to the others, with special appearance from MP 10 Optimus Prime, too. - Read More

Q-Transformers Season 2 Epidode 9 'The Road to Dark but Comedic Transformers'

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 6,377 views

Arcee was only just announced as guest star on the second season of Q Transformers, from Takara Tomy and the DLE Channel on YouTube - and here she is, in the new episode titled ' The Road to Dark but Comedic Transformers '! The cast look at Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and its strange Japanese redub; follow along below if you - Read More

TFcon Charlotte Guest Update - Brendan Cahill

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 6,405 views

Yet another comics guest update from the fine folks over at TFcon USA - taking place in Charlotte, NC, this October. Brendan Cahill, regular guest artist and cover artist on IDW's More Than Meets the Eye has been confirmed as attending the event! Check out more here and below, and make sure you have your tickets at the ready. TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Charlotte. Fans will recognize his art from various issues of both Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in - Read More

New In hand Images for Takara Transformers TAV Runabout and Override

Posted 3 days ago by william-james88 - 10,301 views

Fellow Seibertronian Fenrir72 has sent us some in hand images of the two main TAV releases for August: Runabout and Override. These mini galleries come from Alfes and should give you an idea of what you are in for if you decide to order them now that they are out. Those who preordered them should be getting them soon enough if not - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #44 RI Cover by Agnes Garbowska

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,948 views

We were going to wait until our review on Wednesday, but the official IDW Publishing Facebook page has just posted the upcoming Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #44 RI cover by Agnes Garbowska - and it's worth checking out for the 'aawww' 'chuckle' 'heh' and other random noises factor. Take a look - Read More

New Galleries: Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime and Optimus Maximus

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 10,505 views

We brought you a while back the later wave of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars deluxes, with the G1 Masquerade-esque - though definitely more IDWverse prone - deluxe limbs. Now, it's time to whack out Prowl, Sunstreaker, Mirage and Ironhide again, and attach them to the latest offering from the Seibertron.com galleries: Battle Core Optimus Maximus, and the combined form, Optimus Maximus! Click on any of the images to view the gold and white redeco of Voyager Optimus Prime (with a - Read More

TFSource News - Masterpiece Thundercracker, TFCC 4.0 Attack Squad Combiner, Salus and More!

Posted 3 days ago by Va'al - 8,608 views

TFSource News - Masterpiece Thundercracker, TFCC 4.0 Attack Squad Combiner, Salus and More! NEW HOT PREORDERS: New preorders this week include: MP-11T - Masterpiece Thundercracker, TFCC 4.0 Attack Squad Combiner, MP-21R - Masterpiece Red Bumblebee, VooDoo Robots Potion Series - Healing Potion - Salus, Fansproject - Saurus Ryu-Oh - Dinoichi, Fansproject - Saurus Ryu-Oh - Dinoni, Fansproject - Function X8 - Crox, Fansproject - Function X10 - Browning II, EAVI METAL Phase Seven: A - - Read More

View the rest of our exciting Transformers news here!

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #124 - Dogfight
Twincast / Podcast #124:
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Posted: Sunday, August 30th, 2015