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!

Transformers Combiner Wars Computron Partial Artwork - Now in Color

Posted 28 minutes ago by LOST Cybertronian - 483 views

NEW! Thanks to zmultiplier on Weibo, we get a partial look at the artwork for Transformers Combiner Wars Computron in color. This version gives us a little better idea at what Afterburner, Lightspeed and Scattershot will look like if the toys stay true to the artwork. Perhaps more will be revealed this weekend at Toy Fair 2016 where you can see comprehensive coverage of the event right here at Seibertron.com. Stay tuned. - Read More

Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 First Look

Posted 3 hours ago by Hellscream9999 - 3,423 views

NEW! Fellow Seibertronians, exciting news has been brought to us courtesy of Survivefan23. John DeLuna has posted images to his twitter account of two of the new TFSS 5.0 figures: Double Pretender Optimus Prime with Hi-Q and Paradron Medic with Quickslinger. These have been mirrored below for your viewing pleasure. So what do you think of these figures? Are these enough to get you to sign up for the TFSS 5.0? Let us know in the comments below. - Read More

Transformers Titans Return Astrotrain Teaser Image

Posted 11 hours ago by Va'al - 12,026 views

Several Seibertron.com community members, including Mindmaster, Survivefan23 and steals_your_goats, have sent us notification of a new image teaser for the upcoming Titans Return toy line - featuring triple changer Astrotrain, in a partially visible image via usual suspect zmultiplier on weibo. You can check out the half picture below, plus a non-tampered teaser too! - Read More

TFsource SourceNews! MP-27, MakeToys, Toyworld Constructor, Arkose and More!

Posted 11 hours ago by Va'al - 3,942 views

TFsource SourceNews! MP-27, MakeToys, Toyworld Constructor, Arkose and 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 - OTS-08 - Read More

Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US

Posted 12 hours ago by william-james88 - 6,052 views

While Platinum Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal has been available at retail in Canada as a Toysrus exclusive, it was unsure which retailer would be carrying this figure in the US. It turns out it is Amazon.com. They are currently shipping and selling this figure for USD $149.99. At this price will you be picking it up? If not, what price would make you change you mind? What are your feeling on Amazon carrying these exclusives instead of Toysrus this year in the states? Let us know - Read More

Video Review - Planet of Junk Clash Set

Posted 12 hours ago by Hellscream9999 - 5,520 views

Fellow Seibertronians, fellow user Bridgemagnet has posted a video review of the 'Planet of Junk Clash' Platinum Edition Box Set. The review can be seen below, and a small gallery of the set can be seen here. What are your thoughts on this set? Let us know in the comments - Read More

Hasbro Reports Year End Earnings in Q4 Conference Call

Posted 12 hours ago by william-james88 - 4,606 views

Hasbro has published their Q4 and year end earnings today. The boy toys category is where there was the greatest increase of revenue over last year and that was due to Star Wars, Nerf and Marvel. This is great since it offset the decrease in Transformers sales which is routine in a non movie year. Here are the highlights: 2015 full-year net revenues increased 13%, absent a negative $394.5 million impact of foreign exchange; Including the impact of foreign exchange, revenues increased 4% - Read More

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 Premier and Names For Episode 1 & 2

Posted 13 hours ago by Hellscream9999 - 5,703 views

Fellow Seibertronians, courtesy of fellow user's Survivefan23 and o.supreme, we have found listings for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 2 premier and the names of episode's 1 and 2. Episode's 1 and 2 of the next season entitled "Overloaded, Part 1" and "Overloaded, Part 2" will debut on February 20, and 27 respectively, with the third one premiering on March 5. Are excited for this announcement? What are your thoughts on the titles, do you think this points to the new - Read More

More Than Meets The Eye #50 Variant Sakamoto / Coller Cover

Posted 1 day ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 13,810 views

Coming a bit out of left field here, we now have another cover to add to More Than Meets The Eye 50, this time a combination of Casey Coller and recent MTMTE artist Hayato Sakamoto! This new cover shows off Megatron in his tyrants days and in his new life outlook. What do you think of this cover? Had enough yet? Ready for Issue 50 coming out this month? Head on down to the comments section and let us know what you think of this new cover and of the upcoming issue 50 this month, and as always - Read More

Masterpiece Optimus Primal New Color Images

Posted 2 days ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 29,538 views

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 2 days ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 24,761 views

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 2 days ago by Hellscream9999 - 11,168 views

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 3 days ago by william-james88 - 17,047 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 3 days ago by william-james88 - 25,761 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 3 days ago by Va'al - 15,473 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 3 days ago by Va'al - 17,442 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 3 days ago by LOST Cybertronian - 16,132 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 3 days ago by Va'al - 14,677 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 3 days ago by Va'al - 17,204 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 4 days ago by Hellscream9999 - 17,643 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

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