We've got a special surprise for the highest overall bidder in our charity auction courtesy of Sara Richard, Dan Duncan, Livio Ramondelli, J.K. Woodward & D.J. Kirkbride.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the IDW family would like to take the time to thank all of our fans for their support and give to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Therefore, we are holding an eBay auction for the one-of-a-kind custom sketches by IDW staff members on the Artist's Edition blank SUB covers. All proceeds will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Click here to enter your bid http://bit.ly/1c5rydD and thank you.
Exceptional Creators Join IDW In Long Beach
Publisher Returns To The 5th Annual Convention
San Diego, CA (November 21, 2013) – IDW will once again return to the Long Beach Comic Con over the weekend of November 23rd & 24th. The schedule will be packed with impressive signings, and a great panel full of surprises and giveaways.
On Saturday November 23rd from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in room 102C IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will host The Panel of Doom with a rousing discussion where all burning questions will be answered! Plus, be prepared to win some amazing prizes while getting a peak at what’s to come from IDW!
IDW’s signing schedule is filled with the astounding talent attending the convention:
Saturday November 23rd
12:00 – 1:00 The X-Files Classics – Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon
1:00 – 2:00 Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! – Mark Waid
2:00 – 3:00 The X-Files – Dean Haglund
2:00 – 3:00 Spumco Comic Book – John Kricfalusi
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
6:00 – 7:00 Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 24th
11:00 – 12:00 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek/Doctor Who – J.K. Woodward
2:00 – 3:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Be sure to swing by IDW’s booth, #207 for all of these amazing signings, and stock up on all things IDW!
-- The "Megatron Rises" Box set carries a retail price of $550. (NOTE: The box set is the two pair of sneakers, a pair of cleats, and the special edition Transformers Megatron action figure.)
-- All "Megatron Rises" items will be available as of November 26 with the "Megatron Rises" Box set available a few days earlier in limited quantities only at 21 Mercer in New York City.
-- Outside of the "Megatron Rises" Box set, the special edition Megatron Transformers figure will be sold as a promotional item with the CJ Trainer Max Megatron (Calvin's signature shoe) ONLY. It is only available with purchase of that particular model.
Nike Football champions the TRANSFORMERS “More Than Meets the Eye” qualities of Calvin Johnson, Jr. by teaming up with Hasbro on the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. As a special addition, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max is sold with a first ever Hasbro TRANSFORMERS action figure designed for an athlete in conjunction with a shoe release.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. has redefined the wide-receiver position and become an un-guardable force with a powerful nickname - MEGATRON. Like the fictional TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICON leader, Johnson taps into his superhuman-like skills to push the limits of his position, and the game, in a relentless quest for dominance.
Designed to amplify Johnson’s powerhouse athletic ability when training in the gym and on the turf, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max features adaptive traction, lockdown support, and Max Air cushioning. In true MEGATRON form, all core attributes of the shoe are energized in a design that marries Johnson’s on-field persona with his human side.
The Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer’s purple upper gives the shoe a robotic, armored look, while the red accents refer back to the secondary color of the action figure. Under the forefoot strap, Johnson’s favorite MEGATRON quote, “Show no mercy,” appears. It’s a reminder of the athletic mindset needed to succeed at the highest level, and the perseverance required to rise to the top. The metallic silver heel of the trainer carries a classic TRANSFORMERS grid pattern as well as a bold, iconic DECEPTICON logo at center.
Produced in collaboration with Hasbro, the 5-inch purple and red TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON action figure inspired by Calvin Johnson mirrors the cues of his signature Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. The distinctive red cruciform pattern found on the toebox and upper of the trainer are utilized on the arms and feet of the figure. Johnson’s signature appears alongside the iconic DECEPTICON shield on MEGATRON’S chest. In robot mode, the MEGATRON figure is designed to be broad yet agile, and the iconic “wing” jet conversion is meant to mirror Johnson’s speed and power.
Complementing the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II draws more muted inspiration from the TRANSFORMERS character. A tonal, reflective circuitry board pattern is featured on the medial and lateral quarter panels, and like the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the DECEPTICON logo appears welded at the heel. Premium Nubuck is used at the overlays, and a glow-in-the-dark outrigger punctuates the sole tooling. The final TRANSFORMERS inspired flourish is a removable strap across the upper.
In further celebration of Johnson’s athletic achievements, the limited edition Megatron Rises 3-Pack incorporates the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II, and a special edition Nike CJ81 Megatron Elite TD Cleat. Inspired by the ALLSPARK from TRANSFORMERS lore, the box of the Megatron Rises 3-Pack is a unique, converting cube-shaped design. Decorated entirely with original artwork, the lines of the box mimic robotic surfaces and are augmented by triangles, hash marks, x’s, and o’s in reference to the football field and offensive passing plays. The effect is, like Calvin Johnson, “More Than Meets The Eye” - a package that opens to reveal all three shoes and the Hasbro action figure.
Exclusive to the Megatron Rises 3-Pack, The Nike CJ81 Megatron Elite TD shares the same MEGATRON-inspired design as the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and celebrates Johnson’s true dominance of the receiver position. The cleat combines natural motion with superior lockdown to allow Johnson’s full athletic ability to flourish.
In honor of Johnson’s number, 81 Megatron Rises Packs will release exclusively at 21 Mercer in NYC, select Nike Yardline doors, and Nike.com. The CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II will be available at select Nike retail locations and online at nike.com.
MEGATRON is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, BRING HOME THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE ULTIMATE TRANSFORMERS PRIME FAN AND COMPLETE THEIR HOME ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTION!
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE - BEAST HUNTERS
Third and Final Season of Emmy® Award-Winning Series of TRANSFORMERS PRIME
Debuts on Breathtaking 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection and Deluxe 2-DVD Set
SPECTACULAR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT LANDS IN STORES EVERYWHERE
ON DECEMBER 3, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
The perfect gift for families, kids and fans of TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere just in time for this holiday season! On December 3, 2013, the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS, the complete third and final season of Hasbro Studios’ Emmy® Award-winning series, debuts on a special 2-Disc Blu-ray™ collection and a collectible 2-DVD set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS contains all 13 exciting episodes in perfect high-definition picture and purest digital sound available. Special bonus content highlights include TRANSFORMERS PRIME panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and more! Brimming with captivating storyline packed with unforgettable characters and visually stunning CG animation, Season Three delivers entertaining adventures that the whole family will enjoy!
Viewers will see OPTIMUS PRIME and his team face their greatest challenge yet in a new foe dedicated to the destruction of the AUTOBOTS — and potentially, planet Earth. This is an essential collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS PRIME home entertainment library. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $24.97. The deluxe 2-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $19.93.
The epic battle with DECEPTICONS rages on as OPTIMUS PRIME leads his team of AUTOBOTS and three teenagers - Miko, Jack and Raf in a mission to defend earth and one day restore his home planet of CYBERTRON. But DECEPTICONS’ power to reign over earth has never been greater. MEGATRON and his DECEPTICONS have destroyed AUTOBOTS’ base, scattering OPTIMUS PRIME and his heroic team to the wind and leaving them out of communication with one another.
Meanwhile, SHOCKWAVE has come to the side of his commander, bringing with him the newest DECEPTICON weapon, a brand new faction that could turn the tide of the war in MEGATRON’s favor. Can the AUTOBOTS reunite in time to defeat MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS once and for all? Or does this new weapon mean the end for the AUTOBOTS…and Earth? Find out in the final exciting season of the Emmy® Award-winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME – BEAST HUNTERS!
Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Josh Keaton, Jeffrey Combs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Will Friedle Sumalee Montano, Ernie Hudson, Gina Torres, John Noble, George Takei, Markie Post, and Steve Blum lend their voices to this hit series produced by Hasbro Studios. TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS is executive produced by Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS
Special Bonus Content:
TRANSFORMERS PRIME Panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE – BEAST HUNTERS
2-Disc Blu-ray™ collection and 2-DVD set
Street Date: December 3, 2013
Also available to own on Blu-ray and DVD:
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON TWO
TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING (available on October 8, 2013)
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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
BREAKING NEWS: IDWLimited.com is launching a Transformers lithograph line! To celebrate, we're hosting a fan poll to select one of their two initial prints. To vote, type the number of the piece you'd most like to hang on your wall in the comments below. We'll announce the winner this Friday!
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