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Seibertron.com Interviews Shane McCarthy - Lindyhopping with Drift

Seibertron.com Interviews Shane McCarthy - Lindyhopping with Drift

McCarthyism - We left the interviews with comics creators lagging for a while, as life decided to settle itself, 2014 swept in and we're now ready for Combiner Wars hitting shelves in both paper, plastic and pixel format. But alongside that, we've also seen the return of one of IDW's original Transformers characters, Drift, in the hands of its originator - Shane McCarthy. Read on below for a spotlight on the Australian author of AHM!
IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

IDW Publishing Transformers Comics April 2015 Solicitations: Defensor, Devastator, Windblade & More

COMBINER WARS!!! - Our friends over at IDW Publishing have released the comics solcitiation for their April 2015 releases, featuring not only the continuation of the two current ongoings The Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye, but also the return of Widndblade as it takes its own component of Combiner Wars! We also get to look at some more Transformers vs G.I. Joe, and the possible cover of the seventh volume of what used to be called Robots in Disguise, collecting the pre-CW arc. Check them all out below, including our first look at CW Defensor, Devastator, and the various team members.
IDW, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, James Roberts Shortlisted in True Believers Comic Awards

IDW, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, James Roberts Shortlisted in True Believers Comic Awards

True Believers - You may not have encountered the True Believers Comic Awards yet, but that's just because they have recently changed their name and re-established themselves as actual fan-run awards for comics readers. Why is this news, you might ask? Easily answered: IDW Publishing, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, and its writer James Roberts have all made the shortlist under various categories! If you think any of the nominations below deserve to win, head here to place your vote - results will be announced in July, at the London Film and Comic Con. Check out the details here.
Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Colorist Josh Perez

Seibertron.com Interviews IDW Colorist Josh Perez

Josh Perez - We're back here at Seibertron.com with another full-length chat with one of the minds behind the hands behind the Transformers comics offered by IDW Publishing - and it's time to go full colour: ladynuts and gentlebolts, please welcome colourist extraordinaire Josh Perez!
IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

IDW Transformers: Windblade #1 Review

Windblade #1 Review - WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm! But where did she come from—and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins in this book! Check out Seibertron.com's review by clicking here.

Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Parallels Between Transformers Characters and Videogame Consoles

Posted March 29th, 2015 at 5:40am by Va'al - 9,254 views

Another odd tidbit of news for the weekend, courtesy of video gaming website Destructoid.com: what if videogame consoles were Transformers characters? After the recent Takara Tomy Megatron and Optimus Prime toys as Sega and Nintendo consoles, it seems as though someone was inspired to compile a list of parallels, taking hints from and building upon the IDW Transformers comics universe - check out the whole article here, and some snippets below! This isn't clickbait. This isn't some article - Read More

Combiner Wars Pack In Comics Sneak Peeks On Transformers.com

Combiner Wars Pack In Comics Sneak Peeks On Transformers.com

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 4:20pm by Autobot032 - 12,877 views

Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com staff member, ScottyP, who shared this link with us, we can now get a small taste of what's to come with the Combiner Wars comics that will be included with upcoming figures. To be specific, what will be packed in with two of the Wave 3 figures, Rook and Streetwise. Here's what ScottyP had to say: ScottyP wrote:The official Transformers site has posted two free "Combiner Wars" comics: http://transformers.hasbro.com/en-us/co ... ars/comics While these - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39 iTunes Preview

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 6:35am by Va'al - 10,271 views

Fellow Seibertronian SW's SilverHammer has spotted a new iTunes 3 panel preview, courtesy of Mariel Romero of IDW Publishing, for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #39. The issue features both the return of the DJD and the first officially official work by guest artist Hayato Sakamoto. Check it out below! RETURN OF THE D.J.D.! A punishment squad created by MEGATRON to hunt down dissidents, turncoats and cowards—no one believes more passionately in the DECEPTICON cause than the D.J.D. - Read More

Mairghread Scott's Windblade #1 Giveaway Plus Emerald City Schedule

Mairghread Scott's Windblade #1 Giveaway Plus Emerald City Schedule

Posted March 25th, 2015 at 11:38am by william-james88 - 11,135 views

Mairghread Scott has just posted a new entry on her blog which details a contest to get a free signed copy of Wingblade #1. The blog entry, fully posted below, also gives us her signing schedule at Emerald City Comiccon this week-end. For those interested, you can check out a preview to Wingblade 1 right here. Hello Everyone! windblade 1Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 is out this Wednesday, March 25th! This is Part 1 of Combiner Wars and immediately follows last - Read More

Details of IDW's planned activities at Emerald City Comicon

Details of IDW's planned activities at Emerald City Comicon

Posted March 25th, 2015 at 11:17am by william-james88 - 10,929 views

We've just recieved this press release from IDW Publishing, which details their presence at Emerald City Comicon this week-end (starting March 27th 2015). We highlighted the Transformers related activity which features Mairghread Scott, Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli. IDW Takes Seattle! Where To Be At Emerald City Comicon San Diego, CA (March 25, 2015) – Attendants of Seattle’s renowned Emerald City Comicon are in for surprise announcements, exceptional signings and a weekend - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 Review

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 Review

Posted March 25th, 2015 at 5:20am by Va'al - 12,366 views

We Caminus, We Sawinus, We.. (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE’S homeworld—and she’s not happy about it! Her long- lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found… and the only thing that can protect it is SUPERION. And of course, Alpha Bravo Story Last week's Opening Salvo to Combiner Wars highlighted the major players and stages for the IDW event to take place, but it's with the first issue of a returning Windblade - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 Full Preview

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 Full Preview

Posted March 24th, 2015 at 5:06am by Va'al - 9,629 views

We have seen a tiny preview for this week's first issue of the returning Transformers: Windblade series, also serving as the second chapter of Combiner Wars - but how about another couple of pages to get some more hype up? Check them out below, and head back here to Seibertron.com for a review tomorrow! Transformers: Windblade #1 (of 3)—Combiner Wars Part One—SPOTLIGHT Mairghread Scott (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars Windblade #1 iTunes Preview

Posted March 23rd, 2015 at 4:53am by Va'al - 12,822 views

The next chapter in the IDW Transformers crossover event between the Transformers ongoing and the return of Windblade in an all-new series has been previewed by iTunes in the usual short short sneak peek - and mirrored below thanks to a tip from Seibertronian SW's Silverhammer; check them out! THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in COMBINER WARS is against WINDBLADE’S homeworld—and she’s not happy about it! Her long- lost CYBERTRONIAN colony is found… and the only thing that can protect - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG13 Megatron First Look

Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG13 Megatron First Look

Posted March 21st, 2015 at 11:03am by Va'al - 21,697 views

Thanks to Australian fan HQT on Twitter, and via Seibertronian ScottyP's notification, we have a first look at what the Takara Tomy version of the Leader Class Generations Megatron figure will look like - though the source of the image is unclear (potentially the Japanese All Hail Megatron collection, including the bookmark we reported on a while ago). There seem to be some minor differences on the deco after all: a bit more silver around the waist, and possibly some kind of extension for the - Read More

TFsource Weekly WrapUp! Warbotron, Masterpiece, Combiner Wars & More!

TFsource Weekly WrapUp! Warbotron, Masterpiece, Combiner Wars & More!

Posted March 20th, 2015 at 2:37pm by Autobot032 - 25,801 views

TFsource Weekly WrapUp! Warbotron, Masterpiece, Combiner Wars & More! Greetings Sourcefans! We're wrapping up this week with new preorders for Warbotron - WB01-F X-Ray & Gun Set, WB03-B and WB03-C, DX9's D06 Carry, Omnigonix - OX-01 Spinout, MP-25 - Masterpiece Tracks with and without Collector's Coin, Armarauders - Mecha Workshop - EF-JAT-47FG Bellerophon, MP-11SW - Masterpiece Skywarp, KFC - EAVI METAL Phase Four: B - Doubledeck w/ Stinger & Mandy Cassettes, BadCube OTS-04 - Read More

Transformers UK Classics - Interview with James Roberts and Lloyd Young

Transformers UK Classics - Interview with James Roberts and Lloyd Young

Posted March 20th, 2015 at 5:12am by Va'al - 13,915 views

Via a tip from Seibertron.com member Sabrblade, and courtesy of fellow Transformers fan Stuart Webb, we have a wonderful set of interviews with the minds behind the remastering and repackaging of the Marvel UK G1 comics - now collected into several volumes under Classics UK by IDW - editors James Roberts (texts) and Lloyd Young (images/scans)! You can read the full, detailed, lengthy piece here, and some snippets below. As well as providing the making of text, how involved are you in the - Read More

IDW Publishing Transformers June 2015 Comics Solicitations: Combiner Wars Spoilers, Nautica, Drift

IDW Publishing Transformers June 2015 Comics Solicitations: Combiner Wars Spoilers, Nautica, Drift

Posted March 18th, 2015 at 8:20am by Va'al - 19,955 views

As IDW Publishing's new Transformers comics crossover event begins this week, we also get a jump ahead to June, and see what the company's solicitations have to offer for our favourite transforming robots and their fictional universes! Take a look below at the books coming out then, and beware of potential spoilers. Transformers #42—Combiner Wars Epilogue John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli & Andrew Griffith (a) • Griffith (c) THE AFTERMATH! The COMBINER WARS are over, and OPTIMUS - Read More

IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo Review

IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo Review

Posted March 18th, 2015 at 7:52am by Va'al - 19,242 views

Swindle Me This (Spoiler free-ish) Synopsis OPENING SALVO! The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! STARSCREAM—ruler of CYBERTRON—makes contact with WINDBLADE’S homeworld—and the only defense against a new CYBERTRONIAN EMPIRE are COMBINERS—multiple CYBERTRONIANS forming together into huge, dangerous forms! SUSPENSE Story Days of Deception is over, Windblade was over a long time ago, Punishment saw both its digital and print - Read More

IDW Angry Birds Transformers #4 (of 4) Full Preview

IDW Angry Birds Transformers #4 (of 4) Full Preview

Posted March 17th, 2015 at 4:04am by Va'al - 12,208 views

This week with IDW Publishing, we reach the end of a Transformers comics mini-series, as a new story arc begins in the ongoings. Which mini-series, you ask? Angry Birds Transformers, of course! Grab a half shell to protect your heads from shrapnel, check out the full preview below, and head back here tomorrow for the Seibertron.com review. Angry Birds/Transformers #4 (of 4) John Barber (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a & c) The action heats up as the Eggspark begins to alter the fundamental - Read More

Transformers: Combiner Wars Trade Paperback Amazon Pre-Order

Transformers: Combiner Wars Trade Paperback Amazon Pre-Order

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 10:54pm by LOST Cybertronian - 15,415 views

The Combiner Wars may just be getting started but Amazon has a pre-order for those who like their comics in collected Trade Paperback form. Transformers: Combiner Wars collects issues #39-41 of Transformers as well as the first three issues of Transformers: Windblade-Combiner Wars. This Trade is 152 pages has a scheduled release date of August 25, 2015. There is currently no cover image - Read More

IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo Full Preview

IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo Full Preview

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 2:12pm by Va'al - 17,137 views

How do the Combiner Wars begin? Find out in the Comic Book Resources full preview to Opening Salvo of the new story arc in The Transformers #39, out this week with IDW Publishing, as the story links Cybertron, to Earth, to Caminus, to maybe so much more. Make sure to return to Seibertron.com, though, for a review of the issue! Transformers #39—Combiner Wars Opening Salvo—SPOTLIGHT John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c) OPENING SALVO! The Autobots and - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 1:16pm by Va'al - 21,736 views

In unsurprising but nonetheless exciting news for European Transformers fans, we have an update from the official Tumblr page for Auto Assembly 2015, concerning some confirmed new guests for the August event in Birmingham. Joining the already announced voice actors Sumalee Montano and James Horan, comics professionals JP Bove, James Roberts and Nick Roche return once more to the biggest Transformers event in Europe! Check out the image below for even more - Read More

IDW Transformers Comics in Japanese Translation - All Hail Megatron

IDW Transformers Comics in Japanese Translation - All Hail Megatron

Posted March 14th, 2015 at 1:40pm by Va'al - 13,676 views

After a bunch of rumours as to whether Japanese fans of the comics fiction that IDW Publishing has been releasing in English (and distributing in mostly Anglophone countries) will ever see the same books in Japanese, we have an official update! Via Yama3sp on Twitter, we can report confirmation that as of 23rd March, the first official translation of All Hail Megatron will be released on the comics market via ShoPro Books, who are offering a free bookmark with purchase of the book. Check - Read More

Hasbro Transformers Combiner Wars Fan Poll - Personality Revealed

Hasbro Transformers Combiner Wars Fan Poll - Personality Revealed

Posted March 14th, 2015 at 7:06am by Va'al - 24,895 views

Thanks to a number of notifications from fellow Seibertronians, including Prowl4 and Kamen_Rider_Kiva, we have the new reveal regarding the Hasbro fan poll for the original Combiner Wars gestalt character! Fans with access to the Transformers app on their mobile device have decided the new Autobot from the Sea of Rust will be Independent - and as you can see below, Grimlock is used as the example. What do you make of this? Let us know in the Energon Pub, after you also check out the three new - Read More

ComiXology Digital Transformers Comics 50% Sale

ComiXology Digital Transformers Comics 50% Sale

Posted March 11th, 2015 at 6:18am by Va'al - 20,441 views

Were you able to catch the Humble Bundle Transformers comics charity offer (still one day to go!)? If you'd also like to catch up on pre-Death of Optimus Prime stories, or grab some trade collections, ComiXology has yet another offer for you. Parts of the old Marvel run, older IDW and more recent collections, and different stories altogether, you can now find up to 50% off on all of them with compatible devices and access to the site. You have until 11pmEST on the 17th of March, and all you - Read More

Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli to Attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli to Attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted March 11th, 2015 at 6:10am by Va'al - 18,298 views

Our friends over at TFCon Toronto got in touch to let us know about another addition to their guest roster: Livio Ramondelli! Artist for multiple IDW series, and current main drawing person on Combiner Wars, he will be attending the 17-19th July event and offering signings, prints and commissions. Check out more info below! We are pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist Livio Ramondelli will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. Livio is known to fans for his work on IDW’s - Read More

Official Images - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wave 1 with In-Pack Comics

Official Images - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Wave 1 with In-Pack Comics

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 6:08am by Va'al - 20,648 views

To accompany the shots of the in-pack comics and extended bios for wave 2 of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars figures, take a confirmation look at official shots of the wave 1 reissues (though strangely only showing Drag Strip and Firefly) with their own Hasbro exclusive covers of IDW comics too! Check them out mirrored below from Brazilian toy website Hobby Brinquedos. - Read More

Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo iTunes Preview

Sneak Peek - IDW The Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo iTunes Preview

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 5:58am by Va'al - 14,864 views

As is by now customary, we have a very brief preview of the first issue of IDW Publishing's Combiner Wars event, via iTunes thanks to Mariel Romero, which takes place in The Transformers #39: Opening Salvo! Check out the pages by Livio Ramondelli below, which we have ancountered already in the sneak peeks we got previously. Are you ready for this storyline? OPENING SALVO! The Autobots and Decepticons' uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! STARSCREAM -- ruler of CYBERTRON -- makes - Read More

Combiner Wars Wave 2 Extended Bios for Air Raid, Breakdown, Dead End and Offroad

Combiner Wars Wave 2 Extended Bios for Air Raid, Breakdown, Dead End and Offroad

Posted March 09th, 2015 at 1:55pm by Autobot032 - 24,080 views

Combiner Wars wave 2 has begun shipping from various retailers all over the world, and some are even showing up at retail, but in all of the rush to find the next new figure to add to the collection, we tend to forget just who it is we're adding to the roster. Well, Hasbro hasn't forgotten that biographies are a necessary and longstanding component of the Transformers universe and wave 2 is no exception. Hasbro's newest Combiner Wars releases have included new extended bios for the current - Read More

TFsource 3-9 Weekly SourceNews! Combiner Wars, Felisaber, New Recruits & More!

TFsource 3-9 Weekly SourceNews! Combiner Wars, Felisaber, New Recruits & More!

Posted March 09th, 2015 at 1:18pm by Autobot032 - 37,553 views

TFsource 3-9 Weekly SourceNews! Combiner Wars, Felisaber, New Recruits & More! Greetings Sourcefans! This week we have new instock items like Reformatted - R-07 - Felisaber the Surveillant, Warbotron - WB01-D - Whirlwind, Appliance Heroes, Transformers x Playstation Optimus Prime, Xovergen - TF-02 God Armor Add on Kit for MP-10, Platinum Edition Year of the Goat Exclusive MP Soundwave & G2 Optimus, DOTM - APS-03 - Decepticon Barricade & Soundwave - Limited Edition Asia - Read More

Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Story Released as 24-Page Comic

Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud Story Released as 24-Page Comic

Posted March 07th, 2015 at 8:03am by Va'al - 17,522 views

It may not pertain to the figures from the Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud line, but we have news from website e-Hobby that the entirety of the story accompanying the line will be released in an omnibus comic book edition, written by Makoto Wakabayashi and with art by Naoto Tsushima. The book will feature 24 pages of adapted script, and be included with any order of TFC-D01 Megatron, TFC-D02 Starscream, TFC-D03 Shockwave, or TFC-D04 Hellwarp - check out the cover art - Read More

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Mar 06, 2015

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Mar 06, 2015

Posted March 06th, 2015 at 10:44pm by Autobot032 - 37,727 views

Combiner Wars New Waves, Maketoys Nemesis Pre-orders, Badcube Wardog and more... ------------------------------------------------------------ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser (http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9ce44c39bf2a6e5ddc1ee4413&id=f212c15a87&e=d4b6d79446) - Read More

Transformers Collectors Club Magazine Collected Edition Volumes 4 and 5 Listings

Transformers Collectors Club Magazine Collected Edition Volumes 4 and 5 Listings

Posted March 05th, 2015 at 2:08pm by Va'al - 18,135 views

Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have news of the Transformers Collectors Club magazine collected editions volumes 4 and 5 finally available for those of you out there waiting for all the issues within! Including issues 19-24 and 25-30, the two books are available via the TCC store and feature new cover art by Robby Musso. Check them out below! - Read More

TRANSFORMERS RETURNS TO HUMBLE BUNDLE WITH IDW PUBLISHING

TRANSFORMERS RETURNS TO HUMBLE BUNDLE WITH IDW PUBLISHING

Posted March 04th, 2015 at 3:22pm by william-james88 - 23,170 views

New Transformers Comics Bundle from Humble Bundle. If anyone was wondering what that revealed Leader Ultra Magnus with Minimus Ambus was all about, here is an easy way to get caught up. It's pay what you want from Humble Bundle: Transformers comics are so nice, we bundled them twice. That, and we've got a sweet spot for Bumblebee (let's bee friends)! From IDW: TRANSFORMERS RETURNS TO HUMBLE BUNDLE WITH IDW PUBLISHING Leading Publisher Re-Teams With The Pay-What-You-Want Site - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - A Livio Ramondelli Ongoing Insight

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - A Livio Ramondelli Ongoing Insight

Posted March 04th, 2015 at 7:59am by Va'al - 16,411 views

IDW Transformers artist and a fan of fans Livio Ramondelli has started a new thread over on the IDW message boards, specifically addressing questions that anyone might have about the upcoming Combiner Wars comics event (and his past work on Punishment, Primacy and more). The thread will be the only way of fielding those questions and answers, but we've collected below some of the major points to be expected from the Transformers/Windblade crossover. Head over to the IDW boards to ask your own - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #113 - Signal To Noise
Twincast / Podcast #113:
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