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Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More

Transformers News: Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More
Date: Monday, July 14th 2014 11:31am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Shout! Factory

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Our friends over at Shout! Factory have just sent us the official press release for all their animation goodness taking place during the San Diego Comic Con 2014, including screenings, exclusives and much more. Check out below for more information, where we've highlighted the more robotic aspects.


SHOUT! FACTORY DESCENDS UPON COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 WITH WORLD RENOWNED POP CULTURE BRANDS, POPULAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES, SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS, ENGAGING FAN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES, AND A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PANEL EVENT:
AN INSIDE LOOK AT SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS AND SCREAM FACTORY




Over the years, Shout! Factory has become a mainstay of Comic-Con International, and its pedigree of unique home entertainment products, panel events and convention exclusives elicits a deafening chorus of oohs and ahs from Comic-Con attendees. As a leading multi-platform entertainment company, Shout! Factory continues to expand its reach to a multitude of pop culture fans spanning Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™. This year, Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International 2014 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a revealing panel event, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor.



If your idea of fun is binge-watching pop culture entertainment and geeking-out over enduring cult TV hits, retro-horror/sci-fi classics, outlandish comedies and fantastical CG-animated movie adventures, you will not want to miss this year’s panel event: An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7pm (Room 23ABC). Join Brian Ward (DVD Producer), Melissa Boag (VP, Kids & Family) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray/DVD collector’s editions and new movies coming to theaters this fall. This is a fan-driven insider’s event filled with lively discussion and more than a few surprises. This panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by entertainment writer & critic Kyle Anderson (NERDIST.com).



Shout! Factory makes its mark at Comic-Con this year with the MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS photo booth, numerous Comic-Con exclusives, exciting booth activities and special advance screenings of two highly anticipated CG-animated movies – Slugterra: Return of the Elementals from Nerd Corps Entertainment and THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC from renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruson before they hit movie theaters across the country.



Shout! Factory Booth (#4248) and the studio’s Shout! Factory Store will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention center floor. Poised to ignite fans and Comic-Con attendees of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, fan interactive activities, premium giveaways and much more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth, is back at Comic-Con this year with a pedigree of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings.



For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #SDCC14 and the studio’s official Facebook page facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial.





SCHEDULE OF SHOUT! FACTORY EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014

PANEL, FILM SCREENINGS, IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES, VIP APPEARANCES AND MORE!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Preview Night



Thursday, July 24, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth.



Friday, July 25, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at

Shout! Factory booth #4248



3PM

SIGNING EVENT! Jason David Frank from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers



4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth. Get your picture taken with Burpy the Slug



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory Panel Event

Location: Room 23ABC, Convention Center



Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at Shout! Factory booth



11:50 AM

Special Film Screening of SLUGTERRA: RETURN OF THE ELEMENTALS

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



1:30 PM

Special Film Screening of THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



3:00 PM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get a free exclusive Fire Elemental figurine!



9:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op



1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance



SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#4248) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS PHOTO BOOTH

In celebration of the new animated movie MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will feature an interactive photo kiosk at the Shout! Factory booth. Join the fun and savor the moment with props and fun. You’ll get a printed photo and can pick-up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends.





COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Come by to get your MY LITTLE PONY:FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC poster and receive a free, exclusive MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS poster tube (while they last)!



Limited-Edition SCREAM FACTORY™ Blood Red T-Shirt





Stop by Shout! Factory booth for your FREE 2014 Button Pack and other SCREAM FACTORY goodies including collectible keychains, screen wipes and more!





Come by to get your Free TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS poster







SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS PRESENTED BY SHOUT! KIDS AT COMIC-CON



Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (Saturday, July 26 at 11:50 AM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring a new feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to cinemas across the U.S. beginning August 2, 2014. In Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, Junjie, a new member of the Shane Gang is a master of the mysterious slug slinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang are in over their heads as they attempt to protect the five legendary Elemental Slugs, ancient slugs of great power and the forebarers of all slugs in Slugterra. When an evil alliance starts hunting down the Elementals, Eli and his friends — old and new — take off in pursuit of the greatest threat their world has ever faced! (2014, Rated TV-Y7-FV)



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC (Saturday, July 26 at 1:30 PM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen (Fly Me To The Moon, Sammy's Adventures: Escape From Paradise) and Jeremie Degruson (A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventure), with original music by Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Game Of Thrones), THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal. Brimming with spectacular CG animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and highly entertaining movie experience for kids and the entire family.



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm stumbles into a mysterious mansion owned by Lawrence, a retired magician. With all of Lawrence’s animal friends, including Jack the Rabbit and Maggie the Mouse, and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos, you’d think this fantastically strange house wouldn’t have any vacancies. But as far as Lawrence is concerned, there’s always room for one more! Just as Thunder begins to feel at home, trouble strikes when Lawrence ends up in the hospital and the magician’s naughty nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But Thunder and his newfound friends have a few tricks up their sleeves as they put aside their differences to defend their home with a delightfully spooky strategy.

(2013, Not Rated: For All Audiences)



SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS and SCREAM FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS



MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: THE KEYS OF FRIENDSHIP

Ponies make the best friends! With that in mind, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Keys Of Friendship is coming to DVD on July 29 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The five episodes include “Rarity Takes Manhattan,” “Pinkie Apple Pie,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies,” “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 1,” and “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 2.” A fun sing-along is included as a bonus feature. Since her arrival in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning and value of friendship. With her very best friends — Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike — Twilight goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons learned. All of this has earned Twilight her wings and the crown of a Princess and now you can learn what Princess Twilight Sparkle has learned and take with you The Keys Of Friendship.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE COMPLETE SERIES

The long-awaited third season of TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED is finally available on DVD! Fans of the popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the excitement and action of OPTIMUS PRIME and his team of AUTOBOTS through the complete TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series, including the never-before-released Season Three DVD, in one exciting home entertainment collection. From 2007-2009, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to this high-octane action adventure series, which chronicles the brave AUTOBOTS as they seek to protect the ALLSPARK, their new adopted home Earth and their human friends from the Earth-bound super villains.




TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy with TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all the action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD box set. In 2005, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON, the third installment of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. Unicron has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the Autobots’ home world of Cybertron. It’s up to Optimus Prime, his team of heroic Autobots and their new human friends — Coby, Lori and Bud — to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately Megatron and the Decepticons are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!




MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME 30

This summer, escape from your daily grind with an idyllic getaway aboard the Satellite of Love with the release of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 30 on July 29th, 2014. Featuring four episodes previously unavailable on DVD – The Black Scorpion, Outlaw (of Gor) aka Gor II, The Projected Man, and It Lives By Night, the latest volume is loaded with bonus features including new featurettes Stinger Of Death: Making The Black Scorpion; Shock To The System: Creating The Projected Man; Writer Of Gor: The Novels of John Norman; Director Of Gor: On Set With John “Bud” Cardos; Producer Of Gor: Adventures With Harry Alan Towers, theatrical trailers, four exclusive mini-posters by artist Steve Vance and more!



HERZOG: THE COLLECTION Blu-ray™

A visionary creator unlike any other, with a passion for unveiling truths about nature and existence by blurring the line between reality and fiction, Werner Herzog is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic figures. Shout! Factory will release Herzog: The Collection on July 29th, 2014. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc box set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. Herzog: The Collection also features a 40-page book that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Bonus features include English and German audio commentaries, the documentaries Herzog In Africa and Portrait: Werner Herzog, interviews and original theatrical trailers



GINGER SNAPS Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items: limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-16-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy Vs. Jason, See No Evil 2) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night, the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. Bonus features include new interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, producer Steve Hoban, make-up effects artist Paul Jones, composer Mike Shields and editor Brett Sullivan, a new “Women in Horror” panel discussing Ginger Snaps, an audio commentary with director John Fawcett, an audio commentary with writer Karen Walton, deleted scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton, The Making Of Ginger Snaps - vintage featurette, Creation Of the Beast - vintage featurette, Being John Fawcett - vintage featurette, cast auditions and rehearsals, theatrical trailers, TV spots, production design and an artwork photo gallery.



PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The music made him do it! Phantom Of The Paradise, the darkly satirical cult favorite from acclaimed writer and director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill) makes its American Blu-ray debut . The Faustian tale of Swan (Paul Williams, who also wrote the acclaimed score) an evil record tycoon who is tormented by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged, this Academy Award-nominated horror musical classic is packed to the rafters with bonus features, including new interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Willaims and Tom Burman; new audio commentary with producer Jack Fisk, a new audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling); as well as a DVD of additional bonus content, including a new interview with producer Edward R. Pressman, a new featurette, the neon poster art, and much, much more!



MOTEL HELL Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster+ SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic, horror-comedy film MOTEL HELL, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. Packed with insightful bonus content and all-new interviews, this definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.



WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase item: SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The hunting season has begun. Earth is the new hunting ground for an alien life form that preys on human fear and feeds on human flesh. Beyond any known terror, mankind is about to become the next endangered species in the 1980 sci-fi horror cult classic WITHOUT WARNING, also known as IT CAME WITHOUT WARNING, from celebrated exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark (Joysticks, Satan’s Cheerleaders). A non-stop ride into extra-terror-strial mayhem, this highly sought-after sci-fi creature thriller stars Oscar® winners Jack Palance (Batman) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tarah Nutter (Bitter Harvest), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (UHF), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch (F Troop) and featuring David Caruso (CSI: Miami) in an early role and Kevin Peter Hall (Predator) as the alien. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD, WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray+DVD combo pack contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment 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 DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. 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 Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone 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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Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series 7-DVD Set Hits Aug 5, 2014 From Shout! Factory

Transformers News: Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series 7-DVD Set Hits Aug 5, 2014 From Shout! Factory
Date: Monday, June 30th 2014 2:47pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases
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Our friends over at Shout! Factory continue their Transformers home releases with the 7-DVD Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series scheduled to hit August 5 with pre-orders at both Amazon and Shout! Factory. Check out the press release below.

TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set
OWN THIS COLLECTIBLE 7-DVD SET ON AUGUST 5, 2014
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY


This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy. On August 5, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD box set. Whether reliving the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. This complete series 7-DVD set is priced to own at $44.99 SRP.



Pre-order is available now at:

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Cybertron-Complete-Garry-Chalk/dp/B00JHH1ZYW/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1403884668&sr=1-1&keywords=transformers+cybertron+the+complete+series

http://www.shoutfactory.com/product/transformers-cybertron-complete-series-0



In 2005, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS CYBETRON, the third installment of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. Unicron has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the Autobots’ home world of Cybertron. It’s up to Optimus Prime, his team of heroic Autobots and their new human friends — Coby, Lori and Bud — to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately, Megatron and the Decepticons are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!





About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.



About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment 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 DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. 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 Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone 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


Shout! Factory '30 Years in 3 Days' Live Stream and BotCon Events

Transformers News: Shout! Factory '30 Years in 3 Days' Live Stream and BotCon Events
Date: Wednesday, June 18th 2014 1:26pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Collector's Club News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
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SHOUT! FACTORY CELEBRATES THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSFORMERS WITH A TREASURE TROVE OF ENTERTAINMENT SPANNING THREE DECADES, “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” LIVE STREAM EVENT AND MORE!



Since 1984, the thrills of the TRANSFORMERS saga, the action of epic battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS, and the memorable ROBOTS IN DISGUISE characters continue to spark the imagination of millions worldwide. The TRANSFORMERS brand is a global pop-culture phenomenon, bringing entertainment and excitement to kids and fans through countless collectible toys, animated series, films, comic books, video games and a convention dedicated to TRANSFORMERS collectors.


In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights, gift-with-purchase ecommerce opportunities, special digital live stream event “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS –SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” – featuring TRANSFORMERS series marathon with special coverage from BotCon 2014 – and many more surprises to further engage fans and collectors.


For continuing updates on the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration from Shout! Factory, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #BotCon2014.


“30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” DIGITAL LIVE STREAM EVENT

Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, presents “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS LIVE AT BOTCON 2014,” a three-day digital live stream takeover featuring marathon of TRANSFORMERS series episodes, exclusive digital segments and highlights from BotCon 2014. Viewers can tune in to this special marathon event on Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, exclusively on http://www.TF30years.com and Shout! Factory’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/shoutfactory).



The live stream will originate from the BotCon floor at the Pasadena Convention Center. Viewers and fans are encouraged to share their passion for the TRANSFORMERS via Twitter using the hashtag #TF30years, #BotCon2014 and @shoutfactory.



Content and times are approximate and subject to change.
All times are listed in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).



TUNE-IN to “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” DIGITAL LIVE STREAM EVENT” at http://www.TF30years.com and Shout! Factory’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/shoutfactory).



Friday, June 20:

11:00 AM "Triple Changer: From Toy to Comic to Screen"

11:30 AM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1"

12:00 PM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2"

12:30 PM "The Combiner: Forming the TRANSFORMERS Animated Series"

12:45 PM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "More than Meets the Eye, Part 3"

1:15 PM "The Headmasters: Voicing the Robots in Disguise"

1:45 PM "Into the Creation Matrix: A Conversation with Bob Budiansky"



Saturday, June 21:

10:00 AM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "S.O.S. Dinobot"

10:30 AM Panel: James Roberts Storyteller

10:45 AM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "Ghost in the Machine"

11:15 AM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1"

11:45 PM The TRANSFORMERS (Generational 1): "The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2"

12:00 PM Panel: Rescue Bots Cast Q&A

12:15 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "Beast Wars, Part 1"

12:45 PM "Maximize! Creating a New Breed of Transformer"

1:00 PM Panel: 2014 Hasbro Toys

1:15 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "Beast Wars, Part 2"

1:45 PM "Remembering the Spark"

2:00 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "The Agenda, Part 1"

2:30 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "The Agenda, Part 2"

2:45 PM Panel: Women in Animation

3:00 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "The Agenda, Part 3"

3:30 PM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "Optimal Situation"

3:45 PM Saturday Highlight Reel



Sunday, June 22:

9:30 AM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "Feral Scream, Part 1"

10:00 AM Panel: 2014 Live Script Reading

10:15 AM TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS: "Feral Scream, Part 2"

10:45 AM TRANSFORMRES BEAST MACHINES: "The Reformatting"

11:00 AM Transformers Armada: "First Encounter"

11:30 AM Transformers Energon: "Cybertron City"

11:45 AM Transformers Cybertron: "Fallen"

12:15 PM Transformers Animated: "Thrill of the Hunt"

12:45 PM Panel: Transformers Animated

1:00 PM Transformers Animated: "Garbage In, Garbage Out"

1:15 PM Transformers Animated: "Garbage In, Garbage Out" with Commentary

1:45 PM Panel: Transformers Comics: IDW

2:00 PM TRANSFORMERS Rescue Bots: "The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock"

2:30 PM Transformers Prime: "One Shall Fall"

2:45 PM "A Look at Polygon Pictures"

3:00 PM Panel: Transformers G1 Retrospective

3:15 PM Sunday Highlight Reel







TRANSFORMERS animated series home entertainment product highlights include:

The TRANSFORMERS: The Complete Series (Generational 1)

TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS

TRANSFORMERS THE JAPANESE COLLECTION

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA: THE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS PRIME Seasons One, Two and Three

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: DARKNESS RISING

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: ONE SHALL STAND

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: ULTIMATE BUMBLEBEE

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: GRIFFIN ROCK RESCUE

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ENERGIZE

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: HEROES ON THE SCENE



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*Loyal fans and collectors please take note:

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IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014 - Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Announcements Roll Out at Wonder Con 2014 - Press Release
Date: Monday, April 21st 2014 12:00pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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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 announcements, bolstering its lineup through the fall of 2014 and beyond. Brand-new titles, miniseries featuring fan-favorite characters, new Artist’s Editions, new television deals, and a first-of-its-kind exclusive creator deal rounded out the action-packed weekend.

IDW has secured the amazing talents of Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez by signing him to an exclusive deal. His work has appeared in IDW comics since the very beginning, and will continue to do so exclusively, with his next project being the hotly anticipated Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland with Eisner Award-winning writer, Eric Shanower.

IDW Entertainment, along with George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company, announced they are developing Wormwood as an animated television series based on the acclaimed IDW title created by Ben Templesmith. David M. Stern (Ugly Americans, The Simpsons) has been tapped to write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. Circle of Confusion (Walking Dead) will also executive produce the show. IDW Entertainment will fund development of the series, which will soon be marketed to the networks.

At the Artist’s Edition panel, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier showed off some of the amazing art included in the Marvel Cover’s Artist’s Edition and announced that John Buscema’s Silver Surfer (in cooperation with Marvel Comics), and two more projects with Walter Simonson, Walter Simonson’s Manhunter & Other Stories (in cooperation with DC Entertainment), and Walter Simonson’s Lawnmower Man Artist’s Edition portfolio, collecting the entire Stephen King-penned story into a deluxe portfolio, will soon join the IDW Artist’s Edition catalog!

The acclaimed videogame franchise Borderlands is returning to IDW with a brand new miniseries “The Fall Of Fyrestone.” Written by the original game writer Mikey Neumann, the new series promises the dark humor and high-end action that fans love about the videogames.

IDW’s Star Trek comics continue to break new ground and delight fans with two stories that are Star Trek “firsts.” Star Trek #35 starts “The Q Gambit,” which crosses the paths of the omnipotent (and beloved) Q and the crew of the recent 2009 film franchise for the first time. In July, fans will get the chance to see all six Star Trek medical officers ban together for the first time as they fight a mysterious virus in the one-shot Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone.

Traveling back to the ‘40s, the new miniseries The X-Files: Year Zero by writer Karl Kesel and artists Vic Malhotra and Greg Scott explores the mysterious origins of the department and the strange connections Mulder and Scully now find themselves up against.

A new five-part miniseries set in the world of Judge Dredd focusing on Judge Anderson will debut this August: Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division, by writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow, will continue to explore Dredd’s early years in this follow-up to Smith’s Judge Dredd: Year One series.

IDW returns to Konami’s horror masterpiece with Silent Hill Downpour: Anne’s Story. Written by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters). Waltz, further acclaimed for his writing on IDW’s ongoing TMNT revival, will also launch a sci-fi action-adventure epic with artist Casey Maloney, The Last Fall.

The partnership between IDW and 44FLOOD was announced at New York Comic-Con 2013, and this weekend it was made public that the second release from this collaboration is Ben Templesmith’s The Squidder, a new four-issue series coming this August.

Also on the creator-owned front, Angel: After the Fall fan-favorite writer Brian Lynch will launch Monster Motors in July. Announced at “The Greatest Panel in the Known Universe,” the action-comedy features art and cover by Transformers artist Nick Roche.

Transformers: Primacy is coming this August! Writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with artist Livio Ramondelli guide us through the war for Cybertron that will shake the world of the TRANSFORMERS to the core, in this, the final chapter of the Cybertron War trilogy.

And finally (for now), IDW’s partnership with Darby Pop Publishing grows with the upcoming July release of Doberman. From the minds of Rob Rosell and Scott Marder, known from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Unsupervised, with writer Jack Lambert and artist Brandon McKinney (Army of Two) the story of Frank Doberman comes to life and he wants a six-pack and vengeance!

Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"

Transformers News: Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2014 9:43pm CDT
Categories: People News, Press Releases
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Stan Bush

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Seibertron.com friend and singer-songwriter Stan Bush's new album "The Ultimate" is available now. Check out the official press release below. Also below you can check out two videos off the album from the Official Stan Bush Youtube Channel, Unstoppable and The Touch- Power Mix.

New Stan Bush album “The Ultimate”

Just released!


The Ultimate is Stan Bush’s 12th studio album and delivers his most electrifying work yet! Reuniting with “Touch” collaborator Lenny Macaluso for the powerful title anthem, The Ultimate sees Bush return with the kind of uplifting motivational rock that has become his signature. With his latest release, the veteran rocker strikes the perfect balance between his high-octane, positively-charged style and mature, emotive songcraft.

Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch,” made famous by Transformers: The Movie, an anthem for Transformers fans around the world, "The Touch" was released for Guitar Hero in 2009 and has been featured on NBC’s Chuck, FOX’s American Dad, Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV and in the motion picture Boogie Nights.

“The Touch was remixed by High Moon Studios in 2013 for their hit video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The new “The Touch – Power Mix” is featured on the new album, and there’s a music video with footage from the game.


Transformers News: Stan Bush Releases New Album "The Ultimate"




Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron

Transformers News: Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron
Date: Monday, February 24th 2014 1:05pm CST
Categories: Game News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): MarketWatch

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Courtesy of website MarketWatch.com, here is another Transformers-themed addition to social mobile gaming and devices from DoubleDown Casino and International Game Technology. It appears to be a casino cascade symbol type of game, with Fall of Cybertron style Transformers characters featured in the symbols. Check out the press release below!

Transformers News: Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron


IGT's DoubleDown Casino Brings TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron to Mobile and Desktop
Featuring more ways to win from a single spin with FreeFall Symbols


LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology, a global leader in gaming systems technology, and DoubleDown Casino, the world's largest social casino, bring "more than meets the eye" to social games this month with the launch of the TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron game on desktop and mobile. Players can experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with Planet Cybertron's heroes and villains including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, GRIMLOCK, SHOCKWAVE, RATCHET and BUMBLEBEE in the latest Hasbro release on DoubleDown Casino. The 40-line, five reel, high-energy slot is packed with innovative mystery and bonus features.

"We're committed to bringing exciting engagement to players, and are thrilled to offer this popular licensed game to DoubleDown Casino's mobile platform for the first time in the U.S.," said John Clelland, vice president of global Interactive marketing at IGT. "With the release of this unique social slot game, our players can enjoy instantly recognizable, exciting animations, and relive the fun of TRANSFORMERS from anywhere, at any time."

The game features IGT's classic FreeFallSymbols which allows multiple wins from a single spin as winning symbols disappear and are changed into new ones, cascading from above. After any spin, TRANSFORMERS robots may appear and explode away further symbols, unleashing even more wild and bonus-triggering symbols. In the Free Spins Bonus, players can select a TRANSFORMERS character to match their style of play: MEGATRON and OPTIMUS PRIME offer bigger multipliers, while SHOCKWAVE and BUMBLEBEE offer more free spins.

TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION and TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION Bundles Coming This Holiday Season

Transformers News: TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION and TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION Bundles Coming This Holiday Season
Date: Tuesday, October 1st 2013 9:38pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Press Releases
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Transformers News: TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION and TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION


October 1, 2013
TRANSFORMERS™ Bundle Announcement - MEDIA ALERT
It’s time to roll out! We are excited to share news about two new TRANSFORMERS bundles just in time for the holidays from Activision Publishing, Inc. under license from Hasbro: TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION and TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION. Set to release for Nintendo’s home and hand-held consoles later this holiday season, these packages come with two massively mechanized, action-fueled games for one low price - $29.99 on Nintendo Wii and $19.99 on Nintendo DS. It’s up to you to settle once and for all who will emerge victorious between the valiant AUTOBOTS and power-hungry DECEPTICONS.

TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION for the Nintendo Wii™ system includes:

  • TRANSFORMERS: CYBERTRON ADVENTURES: Set during the War for Cybertron, this third-person shooter lets you experience the untold story of the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS across 16 action-packed ground and air missions, supporting two-player co-op.
  • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – STEALTH FORCE EDITION: Featuring 18 Stealth Force missions leading up to the events of the hit film, convert into all-new hybrid vehicles on-the-fly with 8 playable characters.

TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system includes:

  • TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN: Take down MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS in 12 pulse-pounding missions inspired by the movie, unleashing devastating missile attacks, explosive energy blasts and lethal melee strikes in this energetic third-person shooter.
  • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – STEALTH FORCE EDITION

TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE BATTLE EDITION is expected to be available later this holiday season for the Nintendo Wii™ system for $29.99 and is rated E 10+ - T (Everyone 10+ to Teen) by the ESRB. TRANSFORMERS: ULTIMATE AUTOBOTS EDITION will be available for the Nintendo DS hand-held system for $19.99 and is rated E 10+ (Everyone 10+) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.

©2013 Activision Publishing, Inc. HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS, DARK OF THE MOON, REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and used under permission. Nintendo trademarks are property of Nintendo.

IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More

Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More
Date: Saturday, September 14th 2013 5:32am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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And now, some more new stuff, but further in the future: check out the December Transformers solicits from IDW below!

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #24: Dark Cybertron Part 4 (of 12)
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Nick Roche, Livio Ramondelli, Robert Gill (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
TRAPPED! Alone on a strange world, the crew of the Lost Light struggle against an unknown enemy—but what does this have to do with SHOCKWAVE’s master plan? Answer: everything. Meanwhile, OPTIMUS PRIME finds an old friend in the Dead Universe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The biggest Transformers event in comic book history continues!
Variant cover by James Raiz!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #24: Dark Cybertron Part 4 (of 12)—Subscription Variant
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Atilio Rojo, James Raiz, Nick Roche, Livio Ramondelli, Robert Gill (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A special variant cover with art by Phil Jimenez!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99



Transformers: Robots in Disguise #24: Dark Cybertron Part 5 (of 12)
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Robert Gill & Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
UNDER FIRE! AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS unite to battle a common foe… but will it be enough to stop the DARK CYBERTRON prophecy from coming true? SHOCKWAVE’s plan reaches fruition—while in the Dead Universe, secrets are revealed!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Co-written by regular MTMTME writer James Roberts and RID writer John Barber!
Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #24: Dark Cybertron Part 5 (of 12)—
Subscription Variant
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • Robert Gill & Livio Ramondelli (a) • Phil Jimenez (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A special variant cover with art by Phil Jimenez!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers Regeneration One #97
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)
DARK FORCES RISE! JHIAXUS—the mysterious senator who deleted himself from Cybertronian history—is back… but as friend or foe? RODIMUS PRIME is forced to question the motives of Primus himself—does he drag the AUTOBOTS into a war they can’t win… or side with an “enemy” who seeks only one thing: universal order?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Continuing the original TRANSFORMERS comic book series!
The COUNTDOWN to # 100 continues—only 4 issues remain!
Variant cover by Geoff Senior!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More


Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #8 (of 8)
Mike Johnson & Mairghread Scott (w) • Agustin Padilla & Atilio Rojo (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
THE FIGHT FOR CYBERTRON! GRIMLOCK and his DINOBOTS meet up with old allies and try to stop the new threat to the planet. But as things get heated, the outcome becomes uncertain. A new beginning… or the end of the DINOBOTS?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Order 10 copies, get one free animation art variant cover!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More

Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More

Transformers: Monstrosity
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
In the early days of the war on CYBERTRON, OPTIMUS PRIME puts everything on the line to unify the planet—but not everyone agrees that this new Prime should be in charge! Meanwhile, the fallen DECEPTICON leader, MEGATRON, begins a journey that will change everything.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 112 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-750-3


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More


Transformers: Robots In Disguise, Vol. 5
John Barber (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Atilio Rojo, Dheeraj Verma & Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
The fate of Cybertron is sealed—but what is the DECEPTICON scientist SHOCKWAVE planning? In the wastelands of CYBERTRON, he makes his move prompting SOUNDWAVE and the rest of the DECEPTICONS to step up and stop him but in the end they are faced with the ultimate choice, will the DECEPTICONS stand with SHOCKWAVE—or will they join the AUTOBOTS?
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-836-4

Bullet points:
• Collects issues #17–22.


Transformers News: IDW Publishing December 2013 Solicits: Dark Cybertron, Dead Universe, Beast Hunters and More

Big Names Turn Cybertron “Dark” - Renowned Artist Phil Jimenez Brings His Talents To Transformers!

Transformers News: Big Names Turn Cybertron “Dark” - Renowned Artist Phil Jimenez Brings His Talents To Transformers!
Date: Wednesday, August 21st 2013 3:18pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
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Big Names Turn Cybertron "Dark"
Renowned Artist Phil Jimenez Brings His Talents To Transformers!

San Diego, CA (August 21, 2013) - Darkness falls on the AUTOBOTS this November in the comic book event Transformers: Dark Cybertron! This series pushes the TRANSFORMERS characters to their limits, but they'll have the help of some creative superstars on their journey. Joining writer and IDW senior editor John Barber and fan-favorite scribe James Roberts in a top-secret meeting earlier this year, the artistic force of Phil Jimenez helped plan Dark Cybertron from the start! "I've been a fan of the TRANSFORMERS brand since I was 13," said Jimenez, "and this was a fanboy dream come true. The beauty of this story is it plays to the strengths of the characters and to my strengths as a storyteller; epic, world-shattering scale as well as those beautiful character moments that make readers care about a bunch of giant ‘Robots in Disguise.'"

Big Names Turn Cybertron “Dark” - Renowned Artist Phil Jimenez Brings His Talents To Transformers!

The war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS is over - but when the relentless SHOCKWAVE enacts a scheme millions of years in the making, yesterday's nightmares tear apart today's peace. "OPTIMUS PRIME, RODIMUS, BUMBLEBEE, even STARSCREAM - all these characters believed war was behind them, for better or worse," says Barber. "The big question - other than who will survive - is whose side will the DECEPTICONS be on?"

The twelve-part series starts in Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1, then alternates between the monthly TRANSFORMERS titles Robots In Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, concluding in a finale issue in March. This is the first time that both Transformers series have crossed over. "It's thrilling to see the two casts crash back into each other's lives," says Roberts. "Fittingly, given the scale of SHOCKWAVE's ambition, this is a massive, galaxy-spanning story - and one that shakes everything up."

Co-written by Roberts and Barber, superstar artist Phil Jimenez provides layouts and covers for issue one, and variant covers for the whole series - as well as doing the art for the GENERATIONS action figure releases from Hasbro and planning the event from day one! Jimenez is joined by a who's-who of Transformers artists, including Robots in Disguise series artist Andrew Griffith, who provides finished art on the lead-off issue. According to Jimenez, "the script for #1 was probably one of the best I've worked from in years. Totally awesome stuff - I just hope people don't mind me butting in and adding my own two cents (or three) to this super cool universe. I think it all worked out pretty seamlessly, actually!"

This is an exciting time to be a fan of Transformers, with multiple series from IDW, fantastic toys and more from Hasbro. In that spirit, and in an unprecedented publishing move, Dark Cybertron comic books will be included in select GENERATIONS action figure releases from Hasbro, following their initial release from IDW. This is the first time that an entire mega-event has been distributed in such a way. "TRANSFORMERS fans are some of the most loyal and dedicated - but many of them have never seen our comics," says Barber. "Dark Cybertron will introduce these fans to the world of comics - and we can't wait to bring these new readers into the fold."


About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

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About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount's Star Trek; Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD's Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho's Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO's True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW's critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters, Classics UK and More

Transformers News: IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters, Classics UK and More
Date: Thursday, August 15th 2013 5:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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November is going to be momentous for IDW Transformers comics, as RID and MTMTE merge and the 12-issue Dark Cybertron arc finally begins! But that's not all - ReGeneration One enters into its final arc, and Beast Hunters reaches a pivotal point. And in other news, G.I. Joe features a fun easter egg on its cover, too. Take a look below at some of the covers and the solicits!

IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1—SPOTLIGHT
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Phil Jimenez & Andrew Griffith with Brendan Cahill (a) • Jimenez (c)
THE END OF EVERYTHING! SHOCKWAVE makes a move millions of years in the planning—an ultimate plan to remake Cybertron and destroy both the Autobots and Decepticons! Bringing together the casts of the hit MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE and ROBOTS IN DISGUISE for the first time in two years!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The biggest Transformers event in comic book history!
• Art by superstar PHIL JIMENEZ and Transformers fan-favorite ANDREW GRIFFITH!
• Writing by Transformers greats JAMES ROBERTS & JOHN BARBER!
• All your favorite Transformers characters together!
• Variant covers by Phil Jimenez and Andrew Griffith!


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: Dark Cyberton #1—Subscription Variant
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Phil Jimenez & Andrew Griffith with Brendan Cahill (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A special TRANSFORMERS SUPERSTAR variant cover with art by CASEY W. COLLER! Only for loyal subscription box customers!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers: Dark Cyberton #1—Deluxe Edition
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • Phil Jimenez & Andrew Griffith with Brendan Cahill (a) • Jimenez (c)
THE DELUXE EXPERIENCE! This once-in-a-lifetime book includes every page of the regular edition, plus behind-the-scenes material! Phil Jimenez’s layouts—including unused alternate versions—plus James Roberts and John Barber’s original plot, designs by Andrew Griffith and more!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #23: Dark Cybertron Part 2 (of 12)
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • James Raiz, Atilio Rojo & Livio Ramondelli (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
THE DEAD UNIVERSE! ORION PAX—the ’bot who was once OPTIMUS PRIME—joins RODIMUS and the crew of the Lost Light in a desperate bid to outmaneuver SHOCKWAVE—by returning to the legendary Dead Universe! Meanwhile, BUMBLEBEE faces down the biggest—literally biggest—threat he’s ever seen on CYBERTRON!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The TRANSFORMERS comics event of the decade continues!
• Co-written by regular MTMTME writer James Roberts and RID writer John Barber!
• Variant cover by Phil Jimenez!


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #23: Dark Cybertron Part 2 (of 12) Subscription Variant
James Roberts & John Barber (w) • James Raiz, Atilio Rojo & Livio Ramondelli (a) E.J. Su (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A special TRANSFORMERS SUPERSTAR variant cover with art by E.J. Su!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #23: Dark Cybertron Part 3 (of 12)
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • James Raiz, Atilio Rojo (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
STARSCREAM UNDER FIRE! The all-new, all-redesigned, all-leader-of-the-planet STARSCREAM makes his move! Will he stand up for CYBERTRON, or fall under SHOCKWAVE’s onslaught? Meanwhile—the Lost Light receives a desperate call from help from an old friend!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The TRANSFORMERS comics event of the decade continues!
• Co-written by regular RID writer John Barber and MTMTME writer James Roberts!
• Variant cover by Phil Jimenez!


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #23: Dark Cybertron Part 3 (of 12)—Subscription Variant
John Barber & James Roberts (w) • James Raiz, Atilio Rojo (a) • Nick Roche (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist up at your local comic shop! A special TRANSFORMERS SUPERSTAR variant cover with art by Nick Roche!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #1: 100-Penny Press
James Roberts (w) • Nick Roche (a & c)
Rediscover the beginning of the ultimate TRANSFORMERS saga, for only a buck! The first issue of the epic quest from the fan-favorite creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #1: 100-Penny Press
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
Go back and discover how it all began, for only one dollar! BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME!
FC • 32 pages • $1.00


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers Classics UK, Vol. 5
Simon Furman, Ian Rimmer & Richard Starkings (w) • Jeff Anderson, Geoff Senior, Dan Reed, Bryan Hitch, Lee Sullivan, Robin Smith (a) • Andrew Wildman (c)
Classic TRANSFORMERS tales from the UK continuity! These vintage TF stories are presented in order, many published for the first time in the United States! Writer and life-long TF fan James Roberts provides in-depth historical perspective front matter in each volume, and TFUK artist Andrew Wildman provides new covers!
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 296 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-714-5

Bullet points:
• Collects the UK specific stories in issues #145–179 plus the 1988 Annual.


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 5
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE's first full-blown epic moves into high gear as RODIMUS leads his crew to the gates of heaven—or hell. But larger forces are closing in and an ancient plan is reaching fruition—and as an old friend calls time on the AUTOBOTS' quest, one thing becomes clear: the LEGISLATORS are on the march.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-802-9

Bullet points:
• Collects issues #17–22.


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Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #7
Mairghread Scott & Mike Johnson (w) • Agustin Padilla (a) • Ken Christiansen (c)
With Cybertron reborn, the Dinobots have made their way to the surface. But now, the war has returned and the Dinobots are caught in the maelstrom. With old allies joining the battle, can the Dinobots take back Cybertron?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Animation art variant cover!


IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,
IDW Transformers November 2013 Solicitations - Dark Cybertron, Beast Hunters,


Transformers Regeneration One #96
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • Andrew Wildman, Guidi (c)
ZERO INITIATIVE! As RODIMUS PRIME urgently struggles to comprehend the what, why, and wherefore of SPIKE WITWICKY, GALVATRON, JHIAXUS, and a DARK MATRIX creature, and specifically how they contribute to the final dissolution of time, space and everything in between! Unless NIGHTBEAT and BUMBLEBEE can shake loose some answers, the future—is cancelled.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Order 10 copies, get one free Artist’s Edition Geoff Senior variant cover!


Transformers Regeneration One #96—Subscription Variant
Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a) • blank sketch cover (c)
For subscription customers only… enlist at your local comic shop! A blank cover for your favorite artist to draw an original sketch! Celebrating original art! It’s “Artist’s Edition Month!”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


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