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Transformers Universe / Classics Onslaught Revealed!

Transformers News: Transformers Universe / Classics Onslaught Revealed!
Date: Friday, December 28th 2007 1:38pm CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Media, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Transformersclub.com, Prime Evil

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Transformers Collectors' Club has updated it's website with an image of the cover of issue #19 of their Collector's Magazine, giving us our first look at one of the new figures of the upcoming "Transformers Universe" line, a continuation of Transformers Classics, updating classic G1 characters. The new issue will also unveil five of the new wave 1 figures of the Transformers Universe Classics line.

The cover features our first look at the Decepticon Onslaught (based on the Generation 1 Combaticon Onslaught)

See the image on the mainpage of the Transformers Collectors' Club website by clicking here.

Issue 19 of Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine will leave you speechless as we debut not one, not two, but all FIVE of the upcoming Wave 1 Transformers Universe Classics! We decided that we just can't wait until January 25th to show at least one of these awesome figures, so enjoy our New Year's gift to you as we unveil the cover to our best issue yet!

New Club Exclusive And Transformers Timeline #3 Announced!

Transformers News: New Club Exclusive And Transformers Timeline #3 Announced!
Date: Thursday, December 27th 2007 3:03pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Comic Book News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Transformers Collector's Club, Prime Evil

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The Tranformer's Collector's Club and Fun Publications have just announced the Spring Timelines Special!

Transformers Timelines featuring Nightbeat
Forest Lee (w) Dan Khanna (a) Thomas Deer (c)

What are two of the strongest Dinobots, Slag and Sludge, doing with Nightbeat and his Headmaster ally Siren? And who is following the foursome to one of the most dangerous asteroid colonies in the galaxy? Friend, foe or both? These questions are just part of the mystery Nightbeat must solve in the all-new Timelines Spring Special "Cheap Shots." Now offered quarterly, Timelines brings you another great story from the Classicverse, set in one of the most beloved and popular Transformers Universes ever! Featuring cover art by hot new Transformers artist Thomas Deer, interior art by Fan favorite Dan Khanna and two all-new Classics MTMTE profiles.

FC - 32 pages - $3.99

The Timelines Spring Special featuring Nightbeat is up for solicitation in the January Issue of Previews. The book will be available March 2008 so be sure to request your copy of Timelines at a comic shop near you!


And there is more news about Nightbeat to follow soon!



EDIT: The new club Exclusive toy is going to be NIGHTBEAT! There are no official pictures available yet, but Pete@Botcon.com states that pics will be available in the next club magazine.

New Covers for Transformers: Animated TPB

Transformers News: New Covers for Transformers: Animated TPB
Date: Thursday, December 20th 2007 3:45pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Amazon.com

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Amazon.com have updated their listings for the upcoming Transformers: Animated Trade Paper Backs, published by IDW Publishing.

The update includes new covers for both TPB, as well as volume numbers.


Volume 1


Volume 2

US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation

Transformers News: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation
Date: Thursday, December 20th 2007 12:33am CST
Categories: Media, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): Yahoo.com

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On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives voted 407-0 in favor of a new bill regarding toy safety. The bill was created due to the lead fiasco, compliments of Mattel and other toy makers. Here's some of the highlights of the story posted at Yahoo.com.

"The House's bill would require a gradual reduction of lead content in children's products, with the limit going down to 100 parts per million effective four years after enactment."

Stricter regulations may cause toys in general to go up in price as it will be the corporations and factories that will have to monitor the products more closely.

"It would also require manufacturers to include tracking labels on products to speed recalls of toys for children aged 12 and younger, while mandating independent safety testing of toys by labs accredited by the CPSC."

Again, more costs. Transformers are marketed to the 5-12 age range. Also, the tracking labels on products does not state whether the labels will be just on the packaging of the products. Since most people do not keep their boxes, could we see additional markings showing up on the toys themselves?

"The bill would steadily increase the CPSC's budget to $100 million by fiscal 2011. Plus, it would raise penalties for failing to cooperate with the CPSC to $10 million from the current $1.25 million, while giving the beleaguered agency $20 million to modernize its toy-testing laboratory."

Currently, the Senate is also looking into the bill as well. We'll keep you posted regarding this bill as it moves from the Senate to the White House.

Hasbro Announces Transformers ToothTunes.

Transformers News: Hasbro Announces Transformers ToothTunes.
Date: Friday, December 14th 2007 9:19pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Collector's Club News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.transformersclub.com

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The Official TransFormers Collector's Club has put up a pdf-file on their site containing a recent press release from Hasbro in regards to Transformers ToothTunes. The gimmick of the ToothTune Toothbrush is that music plays while you brush your teeth. According the the release, the Toothtune will be set at a retail price of $9.99.

First Look at Transformers: Animated Comic

Transformers News: First Look at Transformers: Animated Comic
Date: Sunday, December 9th 2007 10:35pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): comicnewsi.com

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Website Comicnewsi.com have released the first images of the upcoming IDW Transformers Animated Comic Book Issue #1. Included are the cover, alongside pages 41 and 98:







Transformers: Animated Vol. 1 will cover the Series 70 minute pilot and will be available in January 2008, to coincide with the debut of the on going series.
Each subsequent volume will include two complete stand-alone episodes of the series.

To check out the original comicnewsi.com post, please click here.

Hasbro name Lisa Licht as General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing

Transformers News: Hasbro name Lisa Licht as General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing
Date: Sunday, December 9th 2007 4:01pm CST
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): toynewsi.com, allspark.com,

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Hasbro have announced that Lisa Licht, will be joining Hasbro in the newly-created position of General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing.

In this new role, Ms. Licht will look to further strengthen and deepen Hasbro’s already successful track record with the entertainment industry, while building upon the Company’s strong and growing licensing programs around the world, leveraging Hasbro’s brands in a wide variety of consumer-focused categories.

Ms. Licht held several key senior-level posts at Twentieth Century Fox prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President, including Senior Vice President, Feature Film Promotions and Field Operations; and Senior Vice President, Marketing, Licensing and Merchandising.


You can read the full Press Release by clicking here.

What this means for the Transformers brand in the future is uncertain, but we would like to wish Ms. Licht the best of luck in her new position.

Real Gear 2008 Wave 2 Announced

Transformers News: Real Gear 2008 Wave 2 Announced
Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2007 7:15pm CST
Categories: Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Ratchet, Hasbro.com

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The 2nd wave of Real Gear figures have been announced for release in February-March 2008 at the Official Transformers site.

The line will consist of three repaints of pre-existing Real Gear figures:
Farsight T-20 (a repaint of Longview)



FARSIGHT T-20 is a scientist and analyst who is used to examining both sides of any problem with which he is presented. His keen intelligence and highly logical mind can break down any issue to its most important few points and reach a conclusion within a few moments. He joined the AUTOBOTS not because of an ethical compulsion, but because his analysis put them squarely in the right. Many DECEPTICON strategists have tried to out think FARSIGHT T-20, but all have failed.

MIDNIGHTER XR-4 (a repaint of Meantime)



Paranoid and frantic, MIDNIGHTER XR-4 is terrified of being late or missing a scheduled deadline. The problem is that, because he's so preoccupied worrying about it, he never actually manages to be on time for anything. When he sets a bomb to go off, you can bet it will detonate fifteen minutes late. If he's planning an attack at dawn, chances are nothing will happen until after breakfast. Other DECEPTICONS hate working with him, because no mission goes off well with him in charge

TWITCHER F451 (a repaint of High Score)



TWITCHER F451 is a psychological profiler, specializing in anything that makes the AUTOBOTS uncomfortable, angry, or afraid. With only a few minutes of observation, he can draw highly specific conclusions about almost any target's greatest mental weaknesses, and come up with a way to exploit them. He takes a great deal of pleasure in making other robots uncomfortable, so even other DECEPTICONS tend to avoid him.

Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Transformers News: Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?
Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2007 5:15pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Josh van Reyk

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Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Well here's your chance. The masterminds behind the “Transformers: Mosaic,” in partnership with Chris Ryall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, are running a competition for all Transformers artists, which gives them the chance to be considered for providing a variant cover to an upcoming Transformers comic produced by IDW Publishing.
Excited yet? Good, you should be.

So how does it work?
Step 1: Email your full name to Next.Tf.Cover.Artist@gmail.com by the end of December, 2007.
Step 2: On the first of January 2008, you will be emailed the name of the Transformer you are to provide a "cover" for.
Step 3: You have until February first to submit your work.
Step 4: Once all entries are in, they will be divided into groups based on characters used.
Step 5: All entries will be displayed on the IDW forums ( http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewforum.php?f=2) and voting will commence. Voting will be open for 2 weeks.
Step 6: Once voting is complete, the top 3 artists from each group will be contacted and given another character to prepare a cover for and another month to complete.
Step 7: The second round of entries will be posted on IDW forums and voting will once again be carried out.
Step 8: Once voting on the second round is complete, the names and contact details of the top three artists will be given to Chris Ryall, who will work through the final process.

Things you need to know.
1. There is no guarantee that this will lead to paid work for IDW
2. All work should be submitted in line-art only, no colors allowed.
3. Be creative, designs can either be classic or your own redesign.
4. Voting can only be done by members of the IDW forum, and yes, you can vote for yourself.

So, if you think you've got what it takes, step up and prove it!

TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics

Transformers News: TF: Animated Rockets from TV Screen to Comics
Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2007 11:48am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): IDW

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Press release from our friends at IDW:

Transformers: Animated Rockets from the TV Screen to the
Comics Page

New graphic novels from IDW Publishing will capture the groundbreaking animated series in print


San Diego, CA (December 5, 2007)-When the new Transformers: Animated series hits the airwaves in 2008, the TV screen won't be the only place fans can check out the latest heroics of their favorite robots: IDW Publishing is adapting the stories to the printed page using state-of-the-art animation capture and scripts from the episodes themselves.

In the upcoming TV series, fans will meet entirely new versions of both the Autobots and Decepticons: Set in the future city of New Detroit, the Autobots become the celebrated heroes of the city, constantly on guard against the Decepticon threat.

"These stories are a brand-new telling of the Transformers saga," says Chris Ryall, IDW publisher and editor-in-chief. "The setting is on a future Earth, with a range of new characters, and some familiar faces as well, all updated for the 21st century and appealing to all ages."

Transformers: Animated Vol. 1 will hit shelves in January to coincide with the debut of the series, and will tell the story of the show's entire 70-minute pilot. Each subsequent volume will include two complete stand-alone episodes of the series.

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ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS's STAR TREK; Fox's ANGEL; Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID; and Peter David's FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release. IDW has other films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures as well.


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