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!

Ages Three and Up Product Updates - Feb 05, 2016

Posted 2 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 689 views

NEW! 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 13 hours ago by Va'al - 3,232 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 13 hours ago by Va'al - 5,117 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 13 hours ago by Hellscream9999 - 7,271 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 17 hours ago by william-james88 - 13,778 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 21 hours ago by LOST Cybertronian - 6,493 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 24 hours ago by Va'al - 10,195 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 1 day ago by caryweeone - 17,941 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 1 day ago by ScottyP - 8,734 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 1 day ago by Va'al - 12,047 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 1 day ago by caryweeone - 15,472 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 - 9,101 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 2 days ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 12,392 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

Transformers Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash Set Spotted at ToysRus in Canada

Posted 2 days ago by shajaki - 17,448 views

Yours truly was on the hunt tonight and came across the new Transformers Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash set! Here in frosty (West) Edmonton Alberta Canada, they're sitting on the shelves of a ToysRus with a price tag of $109.99 (CAD). If this set tickles your fancy then it might be time to try and find one of your own. See the trio below in their freshly shelved glory, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around! - Read More

BBTS Sponsor News: Batman v Superman, Fallout, Marvel, Bandai, MOTU, Transformers & More!

Posted 2 days ago by LOST Cybertronian - 11,341 views

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TakaraTomy MP-28 HotRod Video Transformation

Posted 2 days ago by caryweeone - 17,334 views

Following the previous in-hand images and size comparison; fellow Seibertronian King Dork has alerted us to a video transformation of TakaraTomy's MP-28 Hot Rod. The video is not narrated, but a possible issue with ground clearance is pointed out. After you watch the video refresh your memory with our gallery of MP-09 Rodimus Prime. Do you have have MP-28 on pre-order? Did this video change your mind? Is the ground clearance issue a possible mis-transformation? Hit the jump and tell us - Read More

Additional Masterpiece Optimus Primal Images including Head Transformation and Scale

Posted 2 days ago by D-Maximus_Prime - 18,896 views

Thanks to the Transformers Masterpiece Collectors Group, we now have even more images of the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Primal. These 4 new images include a shot showing the scale with generations Rhinox and Rattrap, confirming his size, a picture showing his robot-to-beast mode head transformation, and several accessories and gimmicks. Fellow member Sabrblade had this to add: To reiterate some of the previous notions given by this issue of Hyper Hobby, in case anyone missed them, the - Read More

Dawn of The Predacus Video Featuring David Kaye with Reveal

Posted 4 days ago by Hellscream9999 - 26,346 views

Fellow Seibertronians, via TF_JW we get a new video pertaining to the Dawn of The Predacus Botcon box set. TF_JW wrote:BotCon have released a new view promoting the 2016 convention. The video is a voice over provided by David Kaye, in the voice of Beast Wars Megatron... And also features a bit of a surprise at the end... So what do you make of this reveal? Let us know in the comments - Read More

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1 DVD from Shout Factory

Posted 4 days ago by Hellscream9999 - 15,192 views

Fellow Seibertronians, hot on the heels of the season 2 announcement, and courtesy of our very own ScottyP, we now know that the Transformers RID season 1 is to be released onto dvd from Shout! Factory. Transformers: Robots In Disguise Season 1, which can be pre-oredred here for $25, is slated to be released on May 10, 2016, have 4 discs, a run-time of 9.5 hours, and have a list price of $30. The dvd cover has been mirrored and can be seen below along with the synopsis for the dvd. Are you - Read More

Best Look at MP 31 Beast Convoy (Optimus Primal) in New Video and Still Images

Posted 4 days ago by william-james88 - 27,138 views

A video from Takara has appeared on nicovideo showcasing the upcoming Masterpiece Beast Convoy (Optimus Primal) toy. This video provides a 360 view of the toy (still unpainted) in multiple modes and poses. Stills from the video have been uploaded onto Planet Iacon's facebook page and can be found below. We finally get a very good look at how the beast mode looks from the back and to all those who were hoping for no robot parts to show well... let us know what you think in the - 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