Hasbro and Mattel Talk Possible Merger

Hasbro and Mattel Talk Possible Merger

Hasmat - Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. have held talks about merging two of the world’s biggest toy companies, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would bring together the manufacturer of Hot Wheels with the maker of My Little Pony. Join the discussion here!
Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"

Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"

The Gathering - We start out with more listener questions, beginning with a brief discussion over sticker placement on Takara's Arms Micron series Rumble and Frenzy toys. After that we answer a question related to availability at our local stores. We wrap up listener questions with a look at different types of Transformers fiction, in a pseudo continuation of our discussions from the previous episode of the show. Some current events talk is next, with a look at IDW Publishing's Sins of the Wreckers issue 3, followed by a brief chat regarding recently leaked images of more of the upcoming Titans Return line. Combiner Wars continue on after this, as the cast picks a favorite between popular Transformers combiner characters Superion and Bruticus. The particular winner of this mock battle may surprise listeners. The cast then begins a discussion of their new viewing of the Beast Wars cartoon television series for the twentieth anniversary of the show. Episode 1 of Beast Wars is discussed on this episode. Finally, the show ends with each podcaster choosing a particular favorite discussion thread from our forums that they've seen recently.
New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars D-4 Tarantulas and D-8 Blackarachnia

New Galleries: Takara Beast Wars D-4 Tarantulas and D-8 Blackarachnia

Takara Beasties - Here is something special regarding variants in the Beast Era. For Takara's version of Tarantulus and Blackarachnia, there were variants that are noticeably different from the Hasbro versions. The key to knowing if the boxed toy is the variant or not is the green sticker on the front of the package. If it has the white and red sticker, it's the same as the Hasbro version. The green sticker versions are intended to be the more screen accurate versions, though that will be for you to judge when you will see the galleries.
New Galleries: AOE Generations Hot Shot, Snarl, and Movie Advanced AD28 Snarl

New Galleries: AOE Generations Hot Shot, Snarl, and Movie Advanced AD28 Snarl

Movie Generations - This is a blast (hah!) from the past, as we bring you yet another, nay, three other updates to the Seibertron.com movieverse galleries - specifically, Transformers: Age of Extinction and the Takara Tomy counterpart, Movie Advance! The images will take you to the definitely not Tracks figure we just saw in our latest post, Generations Hot Shot - a redeco of main cast member with a cape/trenchcoat Crosshairs. And moving back to the green bots, we have the Hasbro and Takara versions of the deluxe stegosaurus Dinobot with translucent green ..bits - Snarl. See if you can spot all the differences in colour scheme by checking out the pics right here.
Top 5 Most Badass Looking Transformers Toys

Top 5 Most Badass Looking Transformers Toys

Top 5 Badasses - Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun!

Masterpiece Optimus Primal New Color Images

Posted 1 hour ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 2,384 views

NEW! Yours truly has managed to find color images of Masterpiece Optimus Primal! These images, found via TAGHobby.com. Show off Primal in all his colored glory. So what do you make of these new images? Impressed? Head on down to the comments section to let us know what you think of these new images, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers news! - Read More

Unite Warriors Bruticus more images

Posted 1 hour ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 2,279 views

NEW! Yours Truly has found some new images of the Unite Warriors Bruticus! These new images were found on TagHobby.com, are a bit clearer, lack the logos overtop the colored images, and even include some gray models of Blastoff, Vortex, and Bruticus combined himself! What do you make of these new images? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for all the Transformers news you could even want and need! *Update: We have even more gray scale model images to share! - Read More

Two New Bob Budiansky Con Appearances

Posted 5 hours ago by Hellscream9999 - 1,520 views

NEW! Fellow Seibertronians, we have been informed that Bob Budiansky is going to be doing two shows in the near future. He will be at the Super Megafest in Massachusetts April 8-10, and at the East Coast Comic Con in New Jersey April 16 & 17. So what do you think? Are you excited, will you make it a point of going to either of these shows now? Sound off in the comments - Read More

Takara Tomy TAV Black Knight Bumblebee Exclusive Revealed

Posted 12 hours ago by william-james88 - 5,486 views

Takara's page listing all Transformers TAV Products has some new additions. In the exclusives section, pictured below, you will see a paper Bumblebee toy, a black redeco of Legion Bumblebee, but most importantly, there is a new Black Knight Bublebee. It is similar to the RiD 2015 Night Ops Bumblebee, but not exactly the same. This one has more black in robot mode and the red sword hints at this being more of a Scourge inspired deco. It is a Cybertron Satelite exclusive, just as the similarly - Read More

Top 5 Best Shockwave Transformers Toys

Posted 15 hours ago by william-james88 - 13,020 views

Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here. Top 5 Best Shockwave Transformers Toys Full disclosure, this - Read More

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #49 Full Preview

Posted 18 hours ago by Va'al - 6,655 views

We have, as Newsarama breaks the seals, the full preview for next week's release from IDW Transformers - More Than Meets the Eye #49 will finally see the Light! Check out the first pages below, and head back here next week for a full review, too. Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #49 James Roberts (w) • Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Alex Milne (c) SHUTDOWN! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: - Read More

Video Review - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Armada Starscream Super Mode

Posted 18 hours ago by Va'al - 6,508 views

Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we have a full video review of the Takara Tomy Legends Micron Legends Armada Thundercracker Starscream Super Mode! You can check out the video below, plus some thoughts on the figure itself. When I first got into collecting Armada Thundercracker was the first figure I bought. I later found out that on the show, this toy was just Starscream's powered up mode. When I heard Takara was going to release the new Generations Armada Starscream in it's - Read More

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Feb 05, 2016

Posted 22 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 6,068 views

Perfect Effect Combiner Upgrade Sets, TFC HerQules, MP27 Ironhide Voodoo Robots Salus, Maketoys Ironwill, PE Xerxes and more... ------------------------------------------------------------ ** Product Updates ------------------------------------------------------------ February 05, 2016 https://www.facebook.com/agesthreeandup ... e8&mc_eid=[UNIQID] https://twitter.com/agesthreeandup/?utm ... e8&mc_eid=[UNIQID] https://www.youtube.com/user/A3UReview? ... e8&mc_eid=[UNIQID] - Read More

TFNation 2016 - Guest Update: Simon Furman

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 7,524 views

It never ends! Like a vast, predatory bird, the grandfather of Transformers comics fiction has just been announced by TFNation as joining the list of guests attending the new UK convention in August, in Birmingham, UK. Check out more info on Simon Furman below, and be warned: you won't believe the things he can do now... Transmission Initiated Transmission ID: 000021 TFNation_2016 Operation: Target 2016 We are honoured to announce that Simon Furman, one of the most significant - Read More

TFsource SourceNews! MP-27, MakeToys, Toyworld, Perfect Effect Combiner Add-on Kits & More!

Posted 1 day ago by Va'al - 10,754 views

TFsource SourceNews! MP-27, MakeToys, Toyworld, Perfect Effect Combiner Add-on Kits & More! NEW HOT IN STOCK ITEMS: - MP-27 - Masterpiece Ironhide with and without Collector's Coin - Combiner Wars 2016 - Deluxe Class Series 2 - Set of 4 - Shadow Fisher - SF01 Heavy Arms Upgrade Kit - Master Made - SDT-02 Diabolus Rex - Make Toys - RM-03 Hellfire - ToyWorld - TW-C01 Bulldozer and TW-C02 Unearth - FansToys FT-13 - Mercenary - FansToys FT-03C Quake Wave - LE800 - BadCube - - Read More

Video Reviews of Combiner Wars Wave 2 Figures and Sky Reign

Posted 1 day ago by Hellscream9999 - 13,547 views

Fellow Seibertronians, we have for you today, a full set of video reviews for the upcoming wave 2 Combiner Wars figure's by Chefatron, including a review of Sky Reign himself. Take a look at the reviews below and let us know what you think of this next set of combining Ark-bots. Will you be getting any of them? Let us know in the comments - Read More

First Colour Images for Takara's Unite Warriors UW 07 Bruticus

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 20,304 views

So far, we only had monochrome images for Takara's Unite Warriors UW 07 Bruticus, but now, thanks to a heads up from Seibertrontians Decepticon-Sunstorm and MemphisR56, we have out very fist colour images. While these are not clear and have a big Robot Kingdom watermark over them, we get a sense of what Takara is trying to accomplish, which is perfect show accuracy. The Sunbow character models are shown below for comparison and you can see that Takara is trying to replicate every part of it, - Read More

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1311

Posted 2 days ago by LOST Cybertronian - 10,824 views

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1311 Hi, Here is a quick update from www.robotkingdom.com. The Chinese New Year holiday will start from 8th Feb until 10th Feb 2016. All shipment from 6th to 10th Feb will be postponed until 11th Feb 2016. For orders placed during this period, the preparation time might be longer than usual. Please be patient for shipments and emails reply. 1. New Stickers Wave 2 Available! All ORDERS WITH GENERATIONS 2015 ITEMS WILL RECEIVE HASBRO EXCLUSIVE COMBINER - Read More

New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-27 Ironhide

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 13,890 views

We are proud to present, you young nut-bolters, a new addition to the Seibertron.com gallery database, venturing back into the Transformers Masterpiece toy line from Takara Tomy with MP-27 Ironhide! From its first odd toy incarnation, through some less than excellent toys in the years, Ironhide seems to have always received the odd end of the axle - does this latest product of engineering and design make up for it though? Find out by clicking on any of the images below, as the toy is shown - Read More

New In-Hand Images - Combiner Wars Trailbreaker Featuring The Updated Hand / Foot / Gun

Posted 2 days ago by caryweeone - 20,921 views

Fellow Seibertronian Decepticon Sunstorm has shared with us new images of Combiner Wars Trailbreaker and the unique Hand/Foot/Gun accessory that is included. This confirms that the accessory can be stored in Trailbreakers backpack to emulate the classic G1 Trailbreaker look. You can review the stock images of the Combiner Wars wave 6 limbs here. Hit the jump and tell us what you think of this new addition to Trailbreaker in the discussion below. Remember to keep your browsers - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #136 "The Gathering"

Posted 2 days ago by ScottyP - 9,939 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This episode comes at you maximized with host Scotty P, plus reliable shipmates Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack. Episode #136 "The Gathering" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post. We once again get warmed up by taking a look at some of your listener questions, and this gets started out by - Read More

Ages Three and Up Pre-order Announcement - Feb 04, 2016

Posted 2 days ago by Va'al - 14,009 views

New Pre-orders: Perfect Effect Combiner Upgrade Sets ------------------------------------------------------------ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser (http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9ce ... d4b6d79446) . http://agesthreeandup.us2.list-manage.c ... d4b6d79446 ** Pre-order Announcement ------------------------------------------------------------ February 04, 2016 http://agesthreeandup.us2.list-manage.c ... d4b6d79446 http://agesthreeandup.us2.list-manage.c - Read More

Hasbro and Mattel Talk Possible Merger

Posted 2 days ago by caryweeone - 17,292 views

Fellow Seibertronian philswitch engage has alerted us to a Bloomberg Business article reporting a possible merger of Hasbro and Mattel. There has been reports in the past of a Hasbro / Mattel deal and details of this potential merger are scarce. Here are the highlights of the Bloomberg Article: Hasbro's and Mattel's stocks are on the rise with Hasbro leading the charge. Hasbro is projected to have a strong year with the release of a new Star Wars movie. Both companies are facing fierce - Read More

New Entries to Takara Legends Comic, Now at Entry 34

Posted 2 days ago by william-james88 - 9,833 views

The Takara Legeds comic has kept on trecking since we last checked it out. They have just released their 34th one page comic, which is part 18 in their latest story. Below you will find entries 31 to 34, filled with all the fan service you wouldn't even think to ask for. You can click each comic to get to the source which includes links to the previous comics. Remember that to make most sense of these, you should read them from right to left. Let us know if that helps in any - Read More

IDW Transformers Compendium Volume 1 Found for Pre-Order

Posted 3 days ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 13,115 views

Via fellow member William-James88, We now have a pre-order for Transformers: The IDW Collection Compendium, Volume 1 up at Barnes and Noble. This book is set up to include The IDW Collection Volumes 1 and 2, containing Megatron Origin; Spotlights: Blurr, Cliffjumper, Shockwave, Nightbeat, Hotrod, Soundwave, Sixshot, Ramjet, Ultra Magnus, Kup, Mirage, and Optimus Prime; and Infiltration, Stormbringer, and Escalation. This book is up for $79.99 and is due to be released June 1 of this year. No - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #136 - The Gathering
Twincast / Podcast #136:
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Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016