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BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok Revealed!

BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok Revealed!

Scorponok!!! - The official BotCon 2014 website has just revealed the next figure in this year's Pirates vs. Knights convention exclusive boxset! Fans have wanted a G1 redeco of the Energon Scorponok mold for years, and that's just what were getting! Not only that, the figure features a new head mold that appears to be a true Headmaster. According to their previous tweets the Nebulan is Olin, Son of Zarak. Check out the images and join our discussion by clicking here.
Twincast / Podcast #87

Twincast / Podcast #87

Toy Fair 2014 - It is the year 2014 and the heroic Seibertron and El Duque have come to retake New York City. The reason, why it’s TOY FAIR of course! The one event that makes our wallets cry as each new figure is revealed. First up, we discuss the next wave of Generations figures. Hasbro unveiled some awesome figures so tune in to hear which ones we pick as our favorites! Up next we discuss the Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. We have finally gotten a glimpse of the new Age of Extinction movie Generation figures including a classic flat nosed Optimus Prime and a purple triceratops! Hasbro also unveiled the next wave of Kre-o toys. Next, we discuss our thoughts on the vinyl figures from Loyal Subjects. Closing out the toys, we discuss the new fascination with super kid friendly figures like Hero Mashers, Construct-bots, Potato Heads and Battle Masters. Will the cast be buying these for the tater tots in our family? We close out this episode with another "Ask the Twincast" and some bragging rights!
Toy Fair 2014 Coverage (RECAP) - The Loyal Subjects Gallery

Toy Fair 2014 Coverage (RECAP) - The Loyal Subjects Gallery

Loyal Subjects - Here are some more shots from The Loyal Subjects, who produce super deformed vinyl figures. These shots are from their wave 2 figures, featuring Grimlock, Snarl, Slug, Mirage, Prowl, Sideswipe, Shockwave, Optimus Prime with Energy Axe, Dirge, Thrust, Shrapnel, Skywarp and a purple version of the Prowl mold ... and an 8" Shockwave. Check out the links and join our discussion by clicking here.
Toy Fair 2014 Coverage (RECAP) - Transformers Generations Full Gallery

Toy Fair 2014 Coverage (RECAP) - Transformers Generations Full Gallery

30th Anniversary Generations Toys - Continuing on with our coverage of Hasbro's Toy Fair, we now present higher-quality images for the Generations figures shown earlier today in our detailed summary and showroom galleries! New combatants into the thirtieth anniversary fray include Legends Acid Storm with Venin (redecos of the earlier Starscream with Waspinator, respectively), Gears with Eclipse (retool and redeco of the soon-to-be-released Swerve and what might be a redeco of Swerve's partner Flanker), Skrapnel and Reflector; Deluxes Jhiaxus (retool and redeco of Armada Starscream), Windblade, Crosscut, Rattrap and Beast Machines Tankor; Voyagers Roadbuster and Sky-Byte; Leader Jetfire; and finally, to amp up the dino-tude, an apparent reissue of Masterpiece Grimlock! Check out the galleries by clicking here.
Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up (RECAP): Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Toy Fair 2014 Wrap Up (RECAP): Including New Galleries And New Packaging Images From Age Of Extinction

Age of Extinction Toys - Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, this is your year! From G1 homages in Generations, to Optimus Prime riding a dinosaur (RIDING A DINOSAUR!) there's a lot of fun in store for the 30th anniversary of our favorite franchise. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate it throughout the year. But, for now, we'll just leave you with a tidy bundling of the events and round out this news post with updated galleries from Age Of Extinction and Construct Bots. Get the links to these galleries by clicking here.

Free Comic Book Day (featuring Transformers vs G.I. Joe) - Press Release

Free Comic Book Day (featuring Transformers vs G.I. Joe) - Press Release

Posted April 24th, 2014 at 4:29am by Va'al - 3,256 views

The first Saturday in May features one of the biggest events in the comics industry, in terms of distribution, introduction and just plain old community spirit: Free Comic Book Day! A list of 60 titles, offered by different publishers, will be given out for free to anyone heading to their local comic book shop (as long as they're participating) - and for you Transformers fans, it marks the debut of the John Barber and Tom Scioli led Transformers vs G.I. Joe. Read on below for the official press - Read More

Transformers Voice Actor Neil Kaplan to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Transformers Voice Actor Neil Kaplan to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 1:14pm by El Duque - 3,325 views

Our friends at TFcon dropped by to let us know Neil Kaplan has been added as a special guest. See details below: We are happy to welcome the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers Robots in Disguise, Neil Kaplan to TFcon Toronto 2014. Neil will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend - Read More

BotCon 2014 - Brochure Online, Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios

BotCon 2014 - Brochure Online, Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 6:36pm by Va'al - 5,933 views

In more BotCon 2014 news, this year's event's brochure has now been added to the official website, along with an email sent to all newsletter registered users. Check out the information below, and head to the site to register today! Hello Everyone! Sorry this has taken so long to get to you but the BotCon 2014 brochure is finally online at BotCon.com. We have been waiting on the final details for the TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios Hollywood, and we got the green light - Read More

BotCon 2014 Guest Announcement - IDW Transformers Writers John Barber and Mairghread Scott

BotCon 2014 Guest Announcement - IDW Transformers Writers John Barber and Mairghread Scott

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 5:42pm by Va'al - 6,110 views

While the official BotCon website has yet to make an announcement, the IDW Publishing Dawn of the Autobots Live Panel (which you can watch here) has confirmed the presence of both Transformers comics writers John Barber (Robots in Disguise) and Mairghread Scott (Windblade) at the event! They go to join the already announced James Roberts and a host of other big names from the franchise, all of which can be found on the Guests page of the BotCon - Read More

BotCon 2014 Final Exclusive Figure Revealed - Fire Guts Ginrai

BotCon 2014 Final Exclusive Figure Revealed - Fire Guts Ginrai

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 12:05pm by Va'al - 12,739 views

The official BotCon 2014 website has been updated with the the fifth and final figure of this year's exclusive convention box set: Fire Guts Ginrai! The figure uses the Classics Optimus Prime mold, giving it an orange deco with purple knight emblem and windows, red legs, head and fists. Check out the mirrored images below. - Read More

IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014 - Press Release

IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014 - Press Release

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 12:00pm by Va'al - 8,351 views

After the Hasbro panel slideshow images and summary we've posted so far, here comes the official IDW Publishing press release with all the announcements made over the weekend at WonderCon! We've higlighted the parts related (even vaguely) to Transformers, but read on below for more. IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014 Multiple New Projects Coming From Publisher San Diego, CA (April 21, 2014) – At this year’s Wonder Con in Anaheim, IDW unleashed an impressive array of - Read More

IDW Publishing WonderCon Slideshow - Transformers: Primacy, Dawn of the Autobots, TF vs G.I. Joe

IDW Publishing WonderCon Slideshow - Transformers: Primacy, Dawn of the Autobots, TF vs G.I. Joe

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 7:16am by Va'al - 10,347 views

As we promised with the summary of the IDW Publishing panel at Wondercon the other day, and thanks again to staff member Supreme Convoy, we have a good look at all the slides from the presentation featuring all sorts of Transformers comics: Windblade, Primacy, Robots in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye, and Transformers vs G.I. Joe (plus a teaser for Fall of G.I. Joe). Check them all out below, and read the summary again here! - Read More

TFcon 2014 Guest Update: IDW Transformers Artist Andrew Griffith

TFcon 2014 Guest Update: IDW Transformers Artist Andrew Griffith

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 3:40am by Va'al - 6,643 views

We've received news from the people over at TFCon that IDW Transformers artist, well known for his work on Robots in Disguise, Dark Cybertron and even the movieverse comics, Andrew Griffith will be attending the Toronto event! Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comics book artist Andrew Griffith will join us once again at TFcon Toronto 2014. He will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings in the TFcon Toronto artist - Read More

My Little Pony #19 Transformers Crossover Convention Exclusive Cover Revealed

My Little Pony #19 Transformers Crossover Convention Exclusive Cover Revealed

Posted April 18th, 2014 at 8:23am by El Duque - 12,438 views

Remember last year's BotCon exclusive My Little Pony Micro Series convention exclusive cover featuring Optimus Prime and Pinkie Pie? It was very popular and became quite the hot item on the secondary market. Following up on that cover's popularity IDW has revealed another upcoming My Little Pony/Transformers crossover cover, My Little Pony #19 featuring Starscream and Rainbow Dash. Like the previous crossover cover this one will also be a convention exclusive, which convention has not be - Read More

Transformers: 30th Anniversary 'Tunnel of Time' Exhibition in Brazil

Transformers: 30th Anniversary 'Tunnel of Time' Exhibition in Brazil

Posted April 18th, 2014 at 5:56am by Va'al - 21,880 views

Our Brazilian friends over at Transformers: Dioramas bring us more Transformers news, and this time, it's a 30th Anniversary special franchise spanning exhibition in São Paulo. The news comes to us via IDW artist Marcelo Matere's Facebook page, who has prepared a special celebratory poster for the event, featuring Optimus Prime in both G1 and current movieverse styles (mirrored below). The free, officially endorsed by Hasbro Brazil exhibition will run from 17th April to 4th May, featuring a - Read More

Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy

Official 30th. Anniversary Plans Provided By Takara Tomy

Posted April 17th, 2014 at 6:11am by Autobot032 - 25,958 views

This has been a busy week for Transformers news, we already reported on the G1 deco Slug (which will be updated momentarily), and now we have some really amazing information to share with you! Another site update from Takara Tomy reveals their plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise. The following information comes directly from Takara Tomy's event update page and was translated from Japanese to English, so please understand why the phrasings aren't the easiest to - Read More

Exclusive Special Edition Takara Tomy G1 Color AOE Deluxe Class Slug

Exclusive Special Edition Takara Tomy G1 Color AOE Deluxe Class Slug

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 11:06pm by Autobot032 - 22,882 views

An upcoming Transformers Expo will be releasing a special G1 redeco of Age Of Extinction Deluxe Class Slug. This is as close as we're going to get for a G1 Slag, and it looks quite nice. Project3 ■ ■ Exhibition of Transformers largest ever 17 (Sun) held determined from (Saturday) "Transformers Expo" 8/9! Over on Sunday the 17th from Saturday, August 9, at the Pacifico Yokohama (Exhibition Hall B · C) It is an event of Transformers largest ever in Japan that the "Transformers - Read More

Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Takara Tomy Arts Summit Report - More Images and Video of Mega Drive Megatron

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 10:45am by Va'al - 13,183 views

Courtesy of Japanese site Game Watch, we get a nice look at some further images of the exclusive figure prototype Mega Drive Megatron, and a video showing off the transformation! Also from the site, via Google Translate and some tweaking, is a report of the sessions that have taken place so far, with a somewhat detailed description of the various launches, including Mega Drive Megatron itself. Check them all out below! Takara Tomy Arts business meeting, a possible variant "Mega Drive - Read More

TFcon Toronto 2014 Registration Information Online

TFcon Toronto 2014 Registration Information Online

Posted April 14th, 2014 at 1:08pm by El Duque - 9,925 views

TFcon Toronto 2014 preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the FRIDAY and SUNDAY customizing classes (limited to 45 people each day). TFcon Toronto 2014 admission includes the following: -Early entrance to Canada’s Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise -All access pass to all TFcon panels and events -Entrance into the hourly door prizes -Copy of the TFcon 2014 program featuring the 2014 - Read More

Transformers Collectors' Club Head Sculpts on Display at Joe Con 2014

Transformers Collectors' Club Head Sculpts on Display at Joe Con 2014

Posted April 12th, 2014 at 5:10pm by LOST Cybertronian - 22,011 views

Seibertron.com News Admin El Duque is in Dallas attending Joe Con 2014 where he was able to snap a few pictures of the head sculpts from upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusive figures on display. From the TFSS 2.0 we have head sculpts of Chromdome, Rewind and Thrustinator. Also on display is the head sculpt of Protoform X which is the 2014 incentive figure for joining the Transformers Collectors' Club. - Read More

BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Posted April 10th, 2014 at 1:33pm by Va'al - 11,367 views

Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has been following the BotCon 2014 updates via their own official Twitter account - and they have just announced this year's author behind the convention exclusive Transformers: Timelines story: Marty Isenberg, of various Transformers TV series credit, from Beast Machines and Animated to Prime and Rescue Bots! Breaking News... @The_TF_Club magazine Issue 56 announces Marty Isenberg is behind this years TRANSFORMERS: TIMELINES BotCon story.— - Read More

CybFest NW Date and Location Announcement

CybFest NW Date and Location Announcement

Posted April 09th, 2014 at 3:35pm by El Duque - 11,396 views

Northwest Fan Ventures creates a new convention for Transformers fans “Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers at the first CybFest NW convention.” Kent, Wa – April 7, 2014 – Northwest Fan Ventures, is pleased to announce the first Cybertronian Festival. CybFest NW will celebrate all things Transformers with a Pacific Northwest spin. The new convention will take place on August 16, 2014 at Kent Commons in Kent, Wa. An exciting new era for Tranformers fans begins - Read More

Sue Blu to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Sue Blu to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted April 09th, 2014 at 3:28pm by El Duque - 20,690 views

Our friends at TFcon dropped by to let us know that Sue Blu has been confirmed as a special guest for this year's event in Toronto. See details below: We are very happy to welcome voice actor and director Susan Blu to TFcon Toronto 2014 for our 30th anniversary of Transformers celebration. Sue is known to fans as the voice of Arcee in Transformers the Movie and Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers (Generation 1), and reprised the role in Transformers Animated). Additionally she was the - Read More

BotCon 2014 Exclusive Scorponok and Olin Zarak - Jet Mode Image

BotCon 2014 Exclusive Scorponok and Olin Zarak - Jet Mode Image

Posted April 08th, 2014 at 10:57am by Va'al - 16,591 views

In addition to last week's reveal about the biggest Transformers Collector's Club exclusive figure for the upcoming Pasadena BotCon, the official Twitter account for the event has revealed the jet mode for Scorponok and Olin Zarak - as was expected, given that the figure is a redeco of Energon Scorponok. The image is apparently an in-hand shot with tweaked colours, and it also reveals that the Olin figure cannot fit in the closed cockpit. They also posted a second image, showing Olin outside of - Read More

Transformers: Age of Extinction Display Art and Figures from Brazil Toy Fair

Transformers: Age of Extinction Display Art and Figures from Brazil Toy Fair

Posted April 06th, 2014 at 12:27pm by Va'al - 35,464 views

We have seen a lot of this information before, especially directly from the Seibertron.com reporting from Toy Fair 2014 in New York - but now fans in Brazil, thanks to fellow fansite Transformers Dioramas also get their share of the dino/robot cake! Check out below some of the images from the ABRIN/2014 event, featuring most of wave 1 (Deluxe, voyager and Leader class) of the Transformers: Age of Extinction figures and some pretty neat display art - and head here and here for more. - Read More

BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts

BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts

Posted April 04th, 2014 at 2:07pm by Mindmaster - 25,417 views

Building up on yesterday's big, exciting reveal of Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok, BotCon revealed on their Twitter that famed Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts will be joining David Kaye, Susan Blu, Jack Angel, and others at BotCon 2014! Joining us at BotCon 2014 is the writer behind what has quickly become one of the most celebrated ongoing Transformers comic series of all-time, IDW Publishing’s Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. With that, we are thrilled to - Read More

BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok Revealed!

BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok Revealed!

Posted April 03rd, 2014 at 12:21pm by El Duque - 23,475 views

The official BotCon 2014 website has just revealed the next figure in this year's Pirates vs. Knights convention exclusive boxset! Fans have wanted a G1 redeco of the Energon Scorponok mold for years, and that's just what we're getting! Not only that, the figure has been retooled into a true Headmaster. The Headmaster unit, Olin Son of Zarak, is a retool of the Spike Headmaster from the recent Encore Fortress Maximus reissue. Check them out below: Our 4th reveal for the BotCon 2014 - Read More

BotCon Tweets Hints at their Next Figure Reveal

BotCon Tweets Hints at their Next Figure Reveal

Posted April 02nd, 2014 at 7:47pm by El Duque - 14,708 views

The official BotCon Twitter account has been busy hinting at the identity of their next Pirates vs. Knights figure. According to their tweets the next reveal will be a big one that celebrates the 30th anniversary and may have a Nebulan partner. This Nebulan would appear to be the previously teased Olin......son of Zarak! Their teaser tweets and a new color image of Olin can be found below. Tornado wrote:I'll have some more dirt....err...I mean, intel...on him later, but for - Read More

Singapore Based UOB Online Banking Service's Age Of Extinction Promotional Campaign

Singapore Based UOB Online Banking Service's Age Of Extinction Promotional Campaign

Posted April 01st, 2014 at 12:13am by Autobot032 - 28,833 views

UOB is an Online Bank service based in Singapore and they're presenting a Promotional Campaign for Age Of Extinction that includes chances to win tickets to the film's premiere and USB flash memory drives modeled to look like Bumblebee (coming in June), Drift (coming in May), Lockdown (coming in July) and Optimus Prime (coming in April). To obtain these items you must do the following: 100 pairs of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Singapore Premiere Tickets* to be given away! Simply be - Read More

BotCon 2014 Teaser: "Who is Olin?"

BotCon 2014 Teaser: "Who is Olin?"

Posted March 31st, 2014 at 1:23pm by El Duque - 23,183 views

The official BotCon Twitter feed has just released a teaser for another organic character to be featured in this year's Pirates vs. Knights story line. You'll remember they previously teased a character named Squirm. This humanoid organic is called Olin, and according to another of their tweets is very important to the story. Check out the teaser image mirrored below: This may be our most important reveal to date for 2014... This is a question everyone who is attending BotCon should be - Read More

TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

TransForMarket 2014 event in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014

Posted March 30th, 2014 at 1:48pm by Seibertron - 24,373 views

Transformers comic and doujinshi event TransForMarket is being held in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014! At TransForMarket, fans will gather to display their creations based on the themes of Generation One and IDW Transformers. The event is the first fan-organized Japanese Transformers event to be attended by foreign creators, as it will be visited by IDW artists Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, and writer Jim Sorenson. Japanese creators Naoto Tsushima, Hayato Sakamoto, and other as-of-yet - Read More

BotCon 2014 - David Kaye Announced as Special Guest

BotCon 2014 - David Kaye Announced as Special Guest

Posted March 27th, 2014 at 2:15pm by Va'al - 15,590 views

The official BotCon 2014 website has just updated its guest list to include fan favourite voice actor, the one and only David Kaye! Read on below for some more information on the man behind the voice of Beast Wars Megatron, who joins a roster including Susan Blu, Jack Angel, Samantha Newark and Derrick J. Wyatt. 03/27/2014 - Joining us Saturday Night at the Golden Ticket Reception and on Sunday, 6/22 for both a panel and for autographs is the one, the only, Mr. David Kaye! The ONLY actor to - Read More

BotCon 2014 Cybertronian Knight Devcon Revealed

BotCon 2014 Cybertronian Knight Devcon Revealed

Posted March 24th, 2014 at 2:21pm by El Duque - 23,641 views

The official BotCon 2014 website has revealed the first Knight in this year's Pirates vs. Knight exclusive set, and it's a character many of us have been waiting on for years! Devcon is receiving his first ever figure in the form of a Generations Deluxe Scourge retool/repaint! Devcon made his initial appearance in the original G1 Transformers cartoon episode The Gambler, as an Autobot bounty hunter. Check out the images mirrored - Read More

Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30

Ken Christiansen New Print and Charity Auction at Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle, March 28-30

Posted March 22nd, 2014 at 11:39am by Va'al - 25,538 views

We reported a while back that Transformers artists Andrew Griffith and Ken Christiansen ill be making an appearance at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle - next weekend March 28-30. Ken has dropped by with some further information on what he'll be bringing with him, check it out below, and find out more at his site here. I'll be a guest at Emerald City Comicon, March 28-30, at the Washington State Convention Center. You can find me at table U-04, where I'll be selling prints, sketchbooks, - Read More

Fourth Installment of BotCon Tornado's Data Log

Fourth Installment of BotCon Tornado's Data Log

Posted March 20th, 2014 at 10:53pm by ScoutBumblebee - 11,679 views

This is another installment from Star Seeker Saboteur Tornado's personal Facebook page. In these BotCon promotional pieces, we get pieces of the story behind this year's BotCon theme. Tornado is aboard the Tidal Wave, and writes about his fellow crew members' interactions and what they've been up to. Find the full text here and if you enjoy it, are looking forward to BotCon, or would just like to hear more from Decepticon Saboteur Tornado, head over and give his Facebook page a like. And - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #91 - History Lesson
Twincast / Podcast #91:
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Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014