Most notable about this is that due to not actually having ten characters yet to make a full top ten list out of, the list includes Devastator and Victorion; hence giving us never-before-seen clips of future episodes, including Victorion landing on a structure and Devastator facing off against Megatron. Take a look and tell us what you think!
Seibertronians, we've got some pretty big, (but quite random) news out of the Transformers Instagram. It seems like a fan-favorite G1 character will be making his Bayverse debut in TF5. It's Hot Rod! Check out his robot mode embedded below, and tell us what you think in the comments!
Continuing in IDW's streak of literacy development programmes, we have a new press release from the San Diego publisher, being rewarded for their work in the field - through Traveling Stories and more - with a Red Balloon Award! Read on below to find out more about their efforts and the award itself.
IDW Publishing To Receive Red Balloon Award In Recognition of Contributions To Community Literacy Efforts
San Diego, CA – (August 3, 2016) The inaugural Red Balloon Awards, presented by Traveling Stories, will honor five literacy heroes including IDW Publishing. The event will benefit the organization’s StoryTent program, which provides free reading support to more than 2,000 underserved children in San Diego every year.
Winners of the award are selected based on the literary works they create, their advocacy efforts and the financial support they provide to community programs.
While IDW’s trophy cabinets may already be overflowing with Eisner and Harvey awards, Publisher/CEO Ted Adams said this award is “sometime entirely different.”
“It recognizes the work that the employees of IDW have done to support a local non-profit that is making our community better,” said Adams. “Everyone who works at IDW knows how important literacy and the joy of reading is to having a happy and productive life.”
IDW will receive their award at the Red Balloon Awards dinner and gala event on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 6 to 9:30 pm at the San Diego Woman’s Club, 2557 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92130.
Other award recipients include Kevin Eastman (co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Las Patronas, Waypoint Public, and Don & Jo Soderquist. Traveling Stories will also announce a Volunteer of the Year on the night of the event.
This year’s gala, with the theme “Cirque du Livre” (Circus of Books), will begin with a cocktail reception with music by DJ Marcus More and live cirque performances. The event includes a silent auction. In addition, VIP guests will have the chance to visit with former professional U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan for a special cocktail hour.
The awards show will be hosted by Emily Moberly, San Diego Woman of the Year Finalist and Founder of Traveling Stories, and 10-year-old Malika Shaw, a regular attendee at the City Heights StoryTent. Shaw was the guest of honor at Traveling Stories’ 2014 event “A Night Out So They Can Read.” She was recently reclassified from a below-average reader to an accelerated reader at school. Her mom credits this improvement to the weekly visits Shaw makes to the Traveling Stories StoryTent.
“The Red Balloon Awards is a chance to celebrate the transformative power of reading,” said Emily Moberly, Founder of Traveling Stories. “The funds raised from this event are vital for ensuring that children in San Diego become confident readers and attain every opportunity to flourish.”
Key sponsors for the Red Balloon Awards include Mission Federal Credit Union, IDW Publishing, Mike Hess Brewing Company, and St. Petersburg Vodka. Event planning services are provided by Live Life Shredded.
Early-bird ticket registration for the Red Balloon Awards is $65 per person ($75 after 8/15/16) or $450 for a table of eight ($600 for a table of 8 after 8/15/16), while sponsorship opportunities range from $450 to $10,000.
For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor while helping local children and their families fall in love with reading, contact Alyssa Humbert at
619. 919.5115 or Alyssa@travelingstories.org.
Our friends over at TFExpo sent out the following press release letting us know that the show is happening this weekend August 5 and 6 in Wichita, KS. Also check out below for info on the charity auction benefitting K-9 Karma Animal Advocates.
Transformers fans will gather in Wichita, Kansas this weekend for TFExpo 2016, at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, Kansas. Special guests include fan-favorite Transformers voice actors David Kaye and Michael Bell, as well as IDW Comics artist Casey Coller and toy reviewer Optibotimus. Our guests will be meeting fans, holding Q&A panels and signing autographs throughout the day.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary weekend of Transformers: The Movie, the historic Wichita Orpheum Theatre is holding a theatrical screening of the movie Friday night at 8pm. Movie attendees will be able to shop from vendors for souvenirs and see their favorite childhood memories on the big screen once again! A special appearance by Michael Bell is planned at this event. Tickets are still available at wichitaorpheum.com.
For TFExpo, the convention will be open from 2-5pm on Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday (doors open one hour earlier on Saturday for pre-registrants). For advance tickets or more information please visit tf-expo.com. Captured Prey is giving a free Titan Master to the first 25 people in line Saturday Morning.
See you at TFExpo 2016!
After successful fundraising efforts last year, TFExpo 2016 is proud to announce the return of the TFExpo charity auction! This year's auction will be held prior to the showing of Transformers the Movie on Friday at the Wichita Orpheum. TFExpo Special Guest Michael Bell will be on hand to help emcee, which should be a lot of fun. Various goods are being donated for the auction, but we can announce a VERY big one right now:
Titans Return Fortress Maximus!
That's right, thanks to a very generous donation from our friends at BigBadToyStore, and thanks to TFExpo 2016 sponsor Optibotimus for arranging it, TFExpo will be auctioning off a brand-new Hasbro Fort Max!
This year's auction benefits K-9 Karma Animal Advocates Inc., a pet rescue here in Wichita. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go directly to this great organization. For more information on them visit ksdogrescue.com, and for more information on TFExpo visit tf-expo.com!
Transformers Earth Wars is running, Transformers Online is teased and peeked at, and directly from Hasbro, we now also have news of a new mobile game featuring the Transformers currently being developed in Canada, at Kabam Vancouver! The game is listed as AAA - lots of money invested in it - and will be a Massive Multiplayer. Check out the official press release below for more info!
KABAM AND HASBRO TEAM UP TO DEVELOP TRANSFORMERS MOBILE GAME
The AAA Massively Multiplayer Mobile Game Will Feature Iconic Autobots and Decepticons from the “More than Meets the Eye” Franchise
SAN FRANCISCO – August 1, 2016 – Kabam, a world leader of massively multiplayer mobile games for a global audience, and Hasbro Inc. today announced a partnership to develop a AAA massively multiplayer mobile game inspired by the iconic Transformers franchise. The game will deliver action-packed authentic Transformers excitement to fans in 2017.
Over the past three decades the Transformers brand has grown into one of the world’s most recognizable franchises, engaging consumers with award-winning television shows, cutting edge digital entertainment series, consumer products, action figures, clothing, live events, blockbuster feature films and more. This new game from Kabam will further expand the brand’s growing presence in the mobile gaming space, offering Transformers fans the opportunity to engage with Optimus Prime, Megatron and other popular Autobots and Decepticons in a new, high-definition 3D environment. Kabam's action mobile game also provides RPG and strategy elements in a unique Transformers experience for fans and gamers alike.
“The Transformers are loved by consumers around the world and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro to bring the brand to life with this new mobile game,” said Kent Wakeford, Chief Operating Officer of Kabam. “Kabam strives to develop mobile games that offer players years of entertainment and the Transformers’ many colorful characters will allow us to deliver on that goal. We are working with Hasbro to create a gameplay experience that fans will want to interact with over and over again.”
Kabam has a reputation for translating the world’s largest brands into successful, groundbreaking AAA mobile games, making it a well-suited partner for the multi-billion dollar Transformers franchise
“Hasbro is committed to creating authentic Transformers experiences on every platform where fans have a presence and this partnership with Kabam is the latest step in our ongoing commitment to delivering, rich, engaging stories in the mobile space,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “Kabam is a leader in developing mobile games inspired by popular franchises, and its expertise will help us create a game that thrills long-time Transformers fans and newcomers alike.”
The Transformers mobile game will be developed by Kabam Vancouver, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top 10 grossing game on the App Store.
"The Kabam Vancouver team is filled with Transformers fans and we are beyond stoked to help create a unique mobile game set in this awesome universe," said Tim Fields, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Kabam Vancouver. "Our fans can expect incredible visuals, action-packed gameplay, deep RPG elements, and an immersive world that is truly ‘more than meets the eye.’”
Kabam, Inc. (“Kabam”) creates, develops and publishes massively multiplayer games that are available to a global audience on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. The company is valued at more than $1 billion and has been profitable since 2012. Kabam has created six titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam has more than 700 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Bros. and others. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
THE TRANSFORMERS -THE MOVIE 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy,
Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles as UNICRON
RENOWNED CLASSIC ANIMATED MOVIE ADVENTURE REMASTERED FROM A BRAND-NEW 4K TRANSFER OF ORIGINAL FILM ELEMENTS AND DEBUTS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™!
COLLECTIBLE LIMITED EDITION 30TH ANNIVERSARY STEELBOOK, SPECIAL TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ and DVD ARRIVE IN STORES EVERYWHERE SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Experience the enormously popular animated feature The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE has been meticulously restored and remastered from a spectacular brand-new 4K transfer of the original 35mm film elements. Fans now can immerse themselves in this thrilling animated adventure with stunning picture quality for optimal home entertainment experience.
The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters - the heroic AUTOBOTS, villainous DECEPTICONS and UNICRON, thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE is a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker. On September 13, 2016, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, celebrates the 30th anniversary of this iconic movie with three new home entertainment releases. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook (2-Blu-ray™ set + Digital Copy) comes with a highly collectible Steelbook packaging that features striking key art, all-new HD transfer of the movie in widescreen and full frame on 2 Blu-rays™, immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, plus a digital copy of the movie. The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray™ set includes all-new HD transfer of the movie in widescreen and full frame, new bonus material and a digital copy of the movie. The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition DVD features the newly remastered movie in widescreen, new bonus material and a digital copy of the movie. Whether reliving the excitement from childhood or discovering this animated feature for the first time, The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-own for fans and collectors, and makes the ultimate fan gift!
The TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition
Featuring the newly remastered movie from a new 4K transfer of original film elements
Special Bonus Content (Limited Edition Steelbook, Blu-ray™ and DVD):
‘Til All Are One - A brand-new, comprehensive documentary looking back at TRANSFORMERS: The Movie with members of the cast and crew, including story consultant Flint Dille, cast members Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, singer/songwriter Stan Bush, composer Vince Dicola and others!
Audio Commentary with Director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and star Susan Blu
Trailers and TV Spots
The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way - UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?
TRANSFORMERS - THE MOVIE is co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin; produced by Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin; supervising producer, Jay Bacal; executive producers, Margaret Loesch and Lee Gunther; music score by Vince Dicola and Ed Fruge.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Timeless Media Group, Westchester Films, Biograph Records, and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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Through a press release from IDW Publishing, as well as the SDCC 2016 panel this afternoon IDW and Hasbro: The Revolution is Now, we've gained our first glimpses into the world of Transformers comics after the Revolution crossover event. The Transformers related points from IDW's press release follow shortly below, but please be forewarned that reading this information may (and almost definitely will for some readers) spoil currently running story arcs in both The Transformers and More Than Meets The Eye!
The Revolution ripple effect continues to shake things up as IDW’s Transformers line will see some changes with the introduction of two new ongoing titles: Transformers: Lost Light and the first-ever ongoing Optimus Prime series.
Transformers: Lost Light will continue the fan-favorite adventures told by More Than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts, joined on art by Jack Lawrence (Doctor Who Adventures). Beginning in December, this new series will take Rodimus and the crew of the starship Lost Light into the farthest reaches of the universe, searching for the long-lost Knights of Cybertron.
Next, John Barber, who recently exited his post as IDW’s Hasbro Group Editor, won’t be straying too far from his IDW roots as he tackles Optimus Prime, the first solo series to star the eponymous Autobot. John will be joined by artist Kei Zama (Scarlett Witch). Optimus Prime has declared Earth to be under his protection—and this November, he’ll have to face the consequences.
All those titles will join the currently running Transformers: Till All Are One, Micronauts, and upcoming ROM, which will each continue on, their storylines now converging with this newly established universe as their backdrop.
Other news and notes from this afternoon's panel include:
The Transformers: Revolution crossover comic will feature Thundercracker and Buster saving the White House
Til All Are One: Revolution to primarily crossover with Micronauts
More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution will be co-written by both James Roberts and Nick Roche, reuniting the Last Stand of the Wreckers creative team for the first time since that series. The book will also feature Alex Milne on art.
Speaking of Alex Milne, he will be still be handling art duties on Transformers: Lost Light for 'alternating' story arcs (in other words, fans of the book's look need not fear!)
Transformers: Lost Light is essentially More Than Meets The Eye Season 3 with a name change.
Seibertronians, just in case you didn't get a good enough look at the series in the first trailer, courtesy of Seibertron himself, we have a special peek inside the first episode of the Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars animated cartoon. In addition to a bit of the Machinima panel, we also get our first look at the new female Autobot and Combiner Hunter, Maxima! Check her, and the rest of the trailer out below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments! And, as always, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com, the best Transformers news source on the net!
Seibertronians, thanks to Seibertron himself, we have even more pictures of the figures from the Alt Modes series, straight out of SDCC. What's your thought on the figures? Will you be picking any up? Tell us in the comments!
And, as always, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com, the best source for Transformers news on the net!
Seibertronians, this one's hot off the presses. Directly from our field correspondent, reporting live from SDCC, our very own Seibertron.
Take a look at the images below, then check out the full galleries here, and tell us your thoughts in the comments. As always, for all the best SDCC transformers news, stay tuned to Seibertron.com
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