Currently taking place is the MIPJunior event, during which Hasbro has a presence in its Licensing and Entertainment department director Stephen Davis. During a keynote speech, embedded below for your viewing pleasure, Davis talked about the Akiva Goldsman-led writers' room at PAramount, and confirmed not only the fifth live-action movie but a whole series of pitches until at least 2025 (as a plan) - with a sixth, seventh and eighth chapter in the works too!
Brief mention for the other screen Transformers presence, Robots in Disguise, which is definitely a tweaked continuation of Transformers: Prime, at least from the corporate side of things. Information starts around the 10.30 minute mark- check it out.
Stephen J. Davis will discuss how the world famous toy company has transformed itself into a 360º entertainment provider, extending its brands across a range of experiences including film, TV, digital, music, licensing, theme parks and live events.
Stephen J. Davis is responsible for Hasbro's Entertainment and Licensing segment, including developing, producing and distributing Hasbro content globally across all platforms through Hasbro Studios as well as oversight of the company's licensing business.
Anna Carugati, Group Editorial Director, World Screen, USA
While we have seen some prototypeimages for the upcoming Generations Combiner Wars Bruticus, Scattershot and Betatron, via the Captured Prey Facebook page we have some additional shots of three of the new molds (of sorts): Scattershot, Onslaught's Demolishor head and retools, and Brawl! Check out some mirrored images below.
Wow, this is out of the blue. Fellow Seibertronian Primeultimus has posted two pictures he found in the Transformers Addicts facebook page. Thes are actually from Louis Foldi who posted them in Talk Transformers. These are pictures of the Warrior Class Megatronus toy (whos protoype we saw just a little while ago) AND a reciept of it being purchased in a Toysrus in the US. This toy was never officially announced by Hasbro and here it is on our western shores for 14.99$US. The picture, which is our first look at the finished masked figure, also reveals additional information such as the fact that it is a Toysrus Exclusive and part of the Clash of the Transformers line. It being absent from the previous press release and the Autobot August campaign leads to believe that this may be part of a new line of Toysrus exclusive Robots in Disguise figures, time will tell.If you have trouble finding him at TRU, he shares the same SKN as the other warrior class figures: 285519.
While these are still just hand painted prototypes of the figures, they do provide the best look we've had yet at the new head sculpts set to come to fans subscribed to FSS 4.0. Reply to this post to talk about these figures with your fellow Seibertronians, and keep it here all weekend for any of the latest news from the TFCC and Roll Out Roll Call.
The BotCon 2016 Convention box set will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking cartoon and toy line BEAST WARS. Prepare for the "DAWN OF THE PREDACUS". Our first reveal from the 2016 Exclusive Convention box set is the former DECEPTICON who was reprogrammed and rebuilt ... as a PREDACON! - Tripredacus Agent RAVAGE!
The BotCon 2016 set will feature FIVE all-new head sculpts utilizing the amazing TRANSFORMERS COMBINER WARS action figures.
Stay Tuned to BotCon.com for details on ordering this amazing box set.
The final mock-up for Membership Incentive Ramjet was shown at this weekend's Roll Out Roll Call. This image also appears on TransformersClub.com. Also shown was the head design sketch and a graphic that shows how the head transforms so that it can keep the giant head fin that Universe Ramjet/Armada Skywarp have. The head fin tilts back on a ball joint. Check out the image below and join our discussion here.
Universe Ramjet was originally revealed back at BotCon 2015 during the Club panel. It was revealed alongside his mold mate of Armada Skywarp, which also uses this unique head sculpt. Our coverage of the Club's BotCon panel can be found by clicking here.
Memberships active as of March 16th 2016 will receive Ramjet. Members will also get the opportunity to purchase Armada Skywarp, and the 3 3/4" Rodimus and Arcee figures that were shown at BotCon 2015. More updates to come on TransformersClub.com.
Just moments ago, the Transformers Collectors' Club finished up their panel at this weekend's "Roll Out Roll Call" in Southampton UK.
Here's the run down of their presentation:
The Panel discussed the Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine features - Cover, Robots In Disguise cast interviews, Hasbro previews, historical articles, The Back Page (announcing a new Shattered Glass humor comic in the style of Q-Transformers by Josh Perez), "Another Light" comic story line, MTMTE Profiles ... a panel from the comic was shown with a myriad of members from The Thirteen aiding/trying to prevent Nexus Prime in repairing the Multiverse.
"Another Light" story notes:
Shattered Glass Cybertron, Shattered Glass Earth and Classicverse Earth.
Story is running in “real” time. We are leading up to the events from the Prologue.
Issue 66 of the Magazine will feature a 10-page epic finale to this years Club Comic.
TCC Year 12 comic (the next installment after "Another Light") continues the 2015 story arc and will feature the 2016 Membership Incentive character. Other, future TFSS figures may make an appearance as well.
Timelines #11 Cybertron's Most Wanted Diamond Edition will be available in comic shops January 2016. Get those orders in ahead of time!
Now, for the BotCon news:
The first guest was revealed. Since 2016 is the 20th for Beast Wars, the first guest announced was David Kaye - voice of Beast Wars Megatron.
Also revealed was the theme for the BotCon 2016 box set of exclusive action figures. It is going to also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars. The BotCon 2016 set is called "Dawn of the Predacus".
Lastly, one of the figures was revealed ... Ravage from Combiner Wars Deluxe Breakdown with a new head that represents the Ravage show model. It's also a bit of an Alternators nod with Ravage turning into a sports car. We will provide an image as soon as it's available.
Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor (and this week a whole bunch of special guests!). These are our 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. Now let's get to it!
Top 10 Best Optimus Prime / Convoy toys
This is the 20th biweekly Top TF list Seibertron has published and to celebrate, the whole staff got together to discuss the top 10 Optimus Prime toys (we will go back to regular top 5 lists in two weeks). Optimus being arguably the most popular character in the Transformers franchise has a truckload of toys to his name (as does his Japanese counterpart Convoy). This list will dive into all sorts of eras and aesthetics to give a global view of the great toys this iconic character has to offer. While we can get bogged down by specifics till the cows come home, this list tries to be as straightforward as possible where any toy called Convoy/Optimus Prime counts (Optimus Primal (Beast Convoy) will be for another list since he has his own legacy of toys).
Burn- "A big shift for Prime as he took on a fire engine. In a way he set the precedent for his successor, Cybertron Prime. He had one advantage though, he could combine with Ultra Magnus to form an even more impressive figure."
William-James88- "This is a beast of a bot and I adore that super mode headsculpt. I really feel this is the point in time where Japan decided to let loose and see how far they could go in terms of complex transformations at that point in time."
While the Reveal the Shield Deluxe Optimus Prime toy was also discussed to be included on this list, it was soon agreed that there was no need with the original toy it is homaging already on the list.
Counterpuch- "Original Lazer Prime is so much better than the RTS version, in my opinion."
Burn- "This is the guy that for years could be regarded as one, if not the best, Optimus Prime. Gone are the days of little articulation. Instead we got a big hulking Prime who embraced the 80's era shoulder pads (he was a bit late to the party though) and also became one of the first toys to come with melee weapons. And he also had a nice trailer that could transform and shoot little round discs that little Johnny would no doubt injure his eyes on!"
William-James88- "This toy is ambitious for trying to merge a totally different take on the character's design with G1. It obviously isn't as accurate or the most faithful "movie prime" but that is what I like about it. Instead, it is a fusion of two distinct styles coming together in a perfect marriage. This design to me is not movie Prime but instead G1 Prime in movie form with a full on G1 alt mode and smooth panels where there would have instead been multilayered armour, were this to indulge more in the movie aesthetic. I also adore the total lack of any kibble in either mode, the engineering is top notch here and this was my favourite toy of the entire AOE line."
Instead of a quote, one of our staff members, Shajaki, showed how fond he was of this mold by attempting to buy them all and take pictures of the varied decos. Sometimes a picture (or a few more) is truly worth a thousand words.
William-James88- "While Optimus Primal is great in his own right, this toy is more what the (G1) Optimus Prime / Convoy character would be as a beast. He has an amazing classic Optimus headsculpt which is coupled with reflective eyes and viking horns honing in on the more barbaric theme this toy is going for. It is also a great example of how fun a shellformer could be, using the shell to fully disguise the robot. While the abundance of new robot detail does mean the shell can be found all over the robot, it looks like G1 Optimus awoke from his slumber during those millions of years on earth and ventured out in the ice age, battling mammoths and skinning them to wear their pelts (it's one of my favourite TF images, it will probably come up again). This is by far one of the most badass molds Convoy ever had and it contains the very first Matrix accessory. If this toy wasn't awesome enough, he has an even more badass deco provided by Hasbro when it was issued as Nemesis Prime"
William-James88- "I have never seen this level of complexity at the Deluxe class. Instead of making this just a shellformer and calling it a day, the smooth alt mode is a mosaic of smaller panels which merge together from various parts of the robot, such as the legs, shoulder pads, arms, chest and cod piece. It is also my favourite take on what Optimus looked like before coming to earth and it works very well for the character."
Va'al- "Animated Voyager Optimus Prime is a wonder of engineering"
William-James88- "What works so well with this figure is how it is practically a straight up G1 update with the head, arms and legs basically being at the exact same spot they are in the G1 toy. And yet, it feels completely fresh and refined. It is amazing how the toy replicates the hyperstylized look of the show."
Burn- "Say what you want about the movie, but it gave us one of the most complex and highly detailed Optimus Primes."
William-James88 "I cannot believe they were able to pull off this toy. The great disparity between the first movie Optimus and the CG model made us think that it would not be possible to showcase the many moving parts of the CG model in toy form, and even less have him transform into a truck. This toy proved that the impossible was not out of reach and that Hasbro was ready to evolve with the brand by making toys for a far more mature audience than before. Along with the engineering wizards at Takara, they did their best to imitate an already conceived character design made for a different medium. And once again, this hyper detailed and hulking Optimus toy transforms into a tight truck which shows barely any sign at any angle that it can transform "
Seibertron- "The original Optimus Prime toy is one of the best toys ever. It's a classic toy that will be remembered for decades to come. It is such an iconic toy that it has been reissued or recolored at least a dozen times"
Burn- "It's iconic, he's in a league of his own."
Autobot 032- "G1 wins, hands down. I'm not even a big fan of G1, either, so that should tell you something."
Burn- "Top Prime is Cybertron Prime! To me this was a great figure in both robot and vehicle mode. You could transform the cab into its own robot and use the trailer as a base platform, or you could combine him with his trailer to make one big dangerous looking Prime."
William-James88- "This to me is a true update of G1 Prime for a brave new world. He is just as simple and transforms practically the same way. However, he has a bold new look, excellent proportions, is very sturdy as well as jammed pack with new playability features making this both a favourite of young kids and older collectors. The supermode is easy to convert to and can be configured as you wish. I love how unobtrusive all the gimmicks are and how everything fits together perfectly such as the literal back pack (with straps!) and his battle mask."
William-James88- "These are undoubtedly the best Optimus Prime toys available for Transformers fans. I adore that arm and chest transformation, it's like the G1 animation come to life. These are both complex toys made very intuitive. While MP 10 may be the better of the two, I really feel both deserve this top spot since all MP 10 did was slightly improve over MP 1 (still didn't fix the cod piece being visible in alt mode though). It was the first Masterpiece Optimus which really revolutionized Transformers toys as we know them, giving them a whole new depth and showing us the possibility of reverse engineering a design from a cartoon model and turning that into a toy. This figure paved the way for the masterpiece line and MP 10 breathed new life into the line, turning it into what it is today. Also, you just gotta love that die cast on MP 1, he feels so solid. This was a toy people had been wanting for 20 years and it is still amazing today! "
Mindmaster- "If we're talking top Optimus toys, I'm throwing my hat in the ring for MP10"
Burn- "It's Masterpiece. The title by default says best."
Honorable mentions: Here are some others the staff brought up but that were cut in favor of the others present on this list.
Did everyone get a chance to pick up their Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus figure? Well, for those that didn't, here is some good news. Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus is getting a reissue. There seem to be no changes to the figure, it is simply a straight up reissue to restock your favorite online stores such as: Big Bad Toy Store, Robot Kingdom, TFSource, Ages 3 and Up, The Chosen Prime and many others.
This new stock should come in February 2016. If you aren't sure about this figure, you can always check out our in depth gallery!
Via HobbyLinkJapan, we have a little more detail on the upcoming Generations 2015 book - collecting releases and information on the figures released in the last year, with added extras and a potential new mail-in order figure to accompany it at a later date. It appears the book will be compiled by Taiyo Tosho, currently priced at $22 approx and with a release date of November 2015. We still have no images whatsoever for the listing, but you can head here to see for yourself!
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