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IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception UPDATED

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception UPDATED
Date: Wednesday, August 20th 2014 4:53am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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It's a good week for Transformers comics, and also the right time for a new batch of comics solicitations from IDW Publishing! Take a look below at what retailers and digital distributors will have in stock in November, from the new Drift mini-series, to RID dropping its subtitle to what the heck is that on MTMTE - anything that catches your eye?

UPDATE: The solicits are now correct and complete, with the right authors on the right covers.

Transformers: Days of Deception #35
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith
Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world's deadliest game-three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into-the ONYX INTERFACE!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: Days of Deception #35 - Subscription Variant
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Casey W. Coller
Days of Deception begins! PROWL and the CONSTRUCTICONS hunt the world's deadliest game-three humans with a history of fighting CYBERTRONIANS! Lines are drawn as human and machine alike are drawn into-the ONYX INTERFACE!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: Drift Empire of Stone #1 (of 4)
(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace... and now he's alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy-until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: Drift Empire of Stone #1 (of 4) Subscription Variant
(W) Shane McCarthy (A/CA) Guido Guidi
DRIFT RETURNS! Last year, TRANSFORMERS readers were shocked when DRIFT left the AUTOBOTS in disgrace... and now he's alone, on a mission to clean up the darkest depths of the galaxy-until RATCHET shows up to try to bring him home!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #35 Days of Deception
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne
Days of Deception begins with... PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everything's fine. There's no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #35 Subscription Variant
(W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) Nick Roche
Days of Deception begins with... PEACE AND HAPPINESS! To be honest, there's not much we can say about this issue without giving away the life-changing events of last issue. What we can say is this: everything's fine. There's no conflict, no sadness, no angst. Why is this a problem?


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: Primacy #4 (of 4)
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
END OF THE ROAD! The final secrets of war for CYBERTRON are revealed! Everything has been leading to this-war has engulfed OPTIMUS PRIME'S world, and MEGATRON stands on the verge of triumph! But can any survive the battle of the titans?!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Transformers: Primacy #4 (of 4) Subscription Variant
(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Sarah Stone
END OF THE ROAD! The final secrets of war for CYBERTRON are revealed! Everything has been leading to this-war has engulfed OPTIMUS PRIME'S world, and MEGATRON stands on the verge of triumph! But can any survive the battle of the titans?!


Transformers: Robots in Disguise TP Vol 06
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller (CA) Casey W. Coller
The AUTOBOTS return to Earth-with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back-and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? Plus, GALVATRON is on Earth as well, with a plan to reshape it as he once did with Cybertron. A bold new era begins here!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Angry Birds Transformers #1 (of 4)

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Livio Ramondelli
You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That's right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet... the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


Angry Birds Transformers #1 (of 4) Subscription Variant

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira, Livio Ramondelli (CA) Livio Ramondelli
You got TRANSFORMERS in my Angry Birds! No, you got Angry Birds in my TRANSFORMERS! ERGH, OOF, MPPHH!!! Hey! Waitaminit! This is actually pretty great! That's right, comic lovers, two of your favorite IDW comics have morphed into one amazing new comic! When the TRANSFORMERS lose their powerful ALLSPARK, it ends up on Piggie Island and the world of Angry Birds turns robotic! Prepare to meet... the AUTOBIRDS and DECEPTIHOGS!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception


And, as spotted by some, the cover for Previews is also Transformer-tastic (in Sarah Stone's style)!

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Comics November 2014 Solicitations: Drift, Angry Birds, Days of Deception

Press Release: Hasbro & Shapeways Expand Partnership to New Properties Including Transformers

Transformers News: Press Release: Hasbro & Shapeways Expand Partnership to New Properties Including Transformers
Date: Sunday, August 17th 2014 11:12pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Shapeways

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Shapeways has released a press release regarding their partnership with Hasbro. The initial launch featured five artist working with the My Little Pony franchise, which seems to have a success. They are now moving forward and expanding into other properties including Transformers! See the full press release below:

An Invite to Submit Your Designs to SuperFanArt


Shapeways is super excited to be working with Hasbro to help bring more 3D printed awesomeness to the masses via SuperFanArt. The first wave of the groundbreaking Intellectual Property and 3D Printing partnership was a huge success, and now we are ready for you to help take it to the next level. Following is an open letter inviting the Shapeways community to participate.

Transformers News: Re: Hasbro and 3D Systems Team Up - Licensed 3D Printers Coming Soon?

As you may have heard, Hasbro and Shapeways are working together to encourage artists to create and sell 3D designs based on Hasbro’s iconic brands. Our July launch of SuperFanArt.com featured five artists and their My Little Pony-based designs. We’ve generated substantial press and attention for the artists, Shapeways and Hasbro with our story of a major entertainment company empowering fans to engage with their brands. Given this early success, we want to expand this opportunity to include more artists, more Hasbro brands and more 3D printed awesomeness.
This letter is an invitation for you to become part of SuperFanArt and the broader Hasbro and Shapeways communities, so we can help you promote and sell your designs to other fans. If you have a passion to develop 3D-printable art based on any of the following brands, we’d like to hear from you:

• Dragonvale
• Dungeons & Dragons
• Monopoly
• My Little Pony
• Scrabble (to be sold in US and Canada only)
• Transformers

Get your designs ready and visit SuperFanArt.com on August 22 for instructions on how to upload your work for promotion and sale. We hope you’ll join us in expanding the power of 3D printing by becoming a part of this exciting movement!
Your friends at Hasbro & Shapeways.

In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)

Transformers News: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)
Date: Wednesday, August 6th 2014 4:36pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Takara TF

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Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user SW's SilverHammer, we have mirrored below the in-package image of LG01 Rattle (Rattrap) that the Takara Transformers account tweeted earlier today, showing off the new box for the line, which will include redecos of older figures such as Optimus Primal, and newer Generations such as Tankor, Whirl and Roadbuster (and Sky-Byte). Check it out, and compare it to the Hasbro version here!

Transformers News: In-Package Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG01 Rattle (Rattrap)

Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends
Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 1:30pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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Last we saw of Takara Tomy's Transformers Cloud storyline, we had some teasing allusions to the inclusion of more toys into the exclusive repaint/repurpose line. The Takara Tomy website has of course been updated fairly regularly with new installments of the story itself, though all in Japanese, including new artwork by Nagi Miyako - and another chapter recently went up! Check out a recap of all the images below, featuring Generations toys from Perceptor to Bruticus, and the Beast Wars cast, as Shockwave (a redeco of Whirl) battles Rodimus (a redeco of Springer) and head here for the text!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud - Chapter 3 Ends

Paramount Extends Michael Bay Deal for Three More Years

Transformers News: Paramount Extends Michael Bay Deal for Three More Years
Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 1:07pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): The Wrap

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According to a new article in media website The Wrap, the deal between Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay has been extended for another three years, and includes two of Bay's companies. This does not really come as a surprise, given the sheer amount of money even just Transformers: Age of Extinctions has made internationally. It also reinforces the idea that Bay will be directing the next installment in the movie series, of course - to find out more, head here, and check out a snippet below!

Paramount is keeping cash cow Michael Bay around for the long haul.

The studio announced on Thursday that the “Transformers” director had extended for three more years its first-look deal with Bay's production company, Platinum Dune, and added another of his companies, Bay Films, to the deal as well.

“With an ever-growing, worldwide fan base, Michael is truly one of the most inspired and beloved filmmakers of our time,” said Brad Grey, Paramount chairman and CEO. “We take great pride in the fact that Michael is part of the Paramount family and we look forward to growing our productive and successful partnership.”

[...]

“Over the years I have become part of the Paramount family,” Bay enthused in a press release. “There is a synergy there that feels different than any other place in Hollywood. From Brad Grey and Rob Moore, where my relationship goes back more than a decade, to my very good friend Adam Goodman, and to Philippe Dauman, who has put so much trust in me, and with the powerful marketing of Josh Greenstein and Megan Colligan, Paramount makes for a very comfortable place to work.”

Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares

Transformers News: Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares
Date: Thursday, July 31st 2014 11:15am CDT
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Hasbro, Inc.

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Hasbro Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.43 per common share. The dividend will be payable on November 17, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 3, 2014.

About Hasbro, Inc.

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 180 territories 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 www.hasbro.com.

© 2014 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release

Transformers News: IDW Publishing 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Announcements Round-Up - Official Press Release
Date: Monday, July 28th 2014 11:51am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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All Eyes On IDW At Comic-Con International 2014!
New Series, Archival Collections, And Monumental Crossovers Announced


San Diego, CA (July 28, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues is here:

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters
The crossover of the year comes to IDW when two of the most legendary teams come face-to-face in the new mini-series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters! Written by top IDW talent, Tom Waltz, and Erik Burnham, the series will feel right at home with art by Dan Schoening.

Orphan Black
The acclaimed sci-fi series assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. This will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black, which IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015.

Garbage Pail Kids
Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating the Garbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!

Edward Scissorhands
Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhands comic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.

Corto Maltese
The complete Corto Maltese will published in English for the first time! EuroComics, a new imprint edited by Dean Mullaney, worked closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt’s long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt’s original oversized black and white format. They will also feature new translations from Pratt’s original Italian scripts by Simone Castaldi, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.

Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition
Special Projects Director, Scott Dunbier revealed the fan-favorite, cult series, The Goon by Eric Powell is next in line to receive the acclaimed Artist’s Edition treatment! Collecting the series “Chinatown,” The Goon Artist’s Edition will pummel its way into comic shops in 2015.

Shadow Show
IDW announced a 5-issue series of comic-book adaptations of the prose anthology Shadow Show, a tribute to the work of the incomparable Ray Bradbury. Shadow Show #1 starts with the haunting and melancholy “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and adapted by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) with art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith) and a gorgeous cover by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriquez. Issue 2 will see Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” brought to life with artist Maria Fröhlich, and artist Eddie Campbell will tackle Audrey Niffenegger’s “Backward In Seville.” Other Shadow Show stories to be included are Harlan Ellison’s “Weariness,” Dave Eggers’ “Who Knocks?” and Alice Hoffman’s “Conjure” with accompanying artists to be announced.

Angry Birds / Transformers
Announced earlier this year, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up two beloved properties in Angry Birds and The TRANSFORMERS! This fall IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand new series, Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover! Written by The Transformers mastermind, John Barber, with art by Marcelo Ferriera, this crossover will be one for the record books!


Transformers: Combiner Wars
A new Transformers event, Transformers: Combiner Wars will start March 2015 from writers Mairghread Scott and John Barber and artists Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli. It’s an arms-race of truly titanic proportions as a long-lost ancient artifact allows the Cybertronians to unite into more powerful, gigantic forms. Will Cybertron—or the galaxy—be able to withstand the onslaught? Find out with a prologue and 5 issues, running in TRANSFORMERS #39-41 and the new TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1-3, which will be packed in with select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS toys.


Galaxy Quest
The adventures of the NSEA Protector continue at IDW with an all-new Galaxy Quest series set after the film. Written by Erik Burnham, with art by Nacho Arranz the new series will be available in early 2015!

Dungeons & Dragons
A new Dungeons & Dragons series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, sets off for adventure this October; led by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub. With art by Max Dunbar and covers by Sarah Stone, this will be a series of legendary proportions!

Lion Forge
IDW announced that it would be joining forces with Lion Forge Comics to bring the hit digital comics line to print, starting later this year!

Comics Experience
Spearheaded by former IDW Editor Andy Schmidt, Comics Experience is the premier destination for aspiring comic creators to learn the in’s and out’s of the trade. Starting later this year, IDW will bring these up-and-coming talents to the forefront of the comics world by bringing them to print!

Joe Frankenstein
Joe Frankenstein is a 2015 action/horror/adventure tale from Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (co-creators of Batman villain, Bane) telling the story of young Joe Pratt, who discovers upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way.


About IDW Publishing
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; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

SDCC 2014 Coverage - Amazon Exclusive G1 Dinobot Slog Pre-Order Listings

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Amazon Exclusive G1 Dinobot Slog Pre-Order Listings
Date: Saturday, July 26th 2014 7:31am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Amazon.com

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As was announced during the Hasbro panel at SDCC 2014, the G1 redeco of Age of Extinction Slog, the last member of the Dinobot team to fit in with the convention exclusive set, will be an Amazon.com release - and we have pre-order links, thanks to staff member mooncake623! Check it out here, currently priced at $34.88, and release date of December 15, 2014. Will you stretching out to purchase the final member of the dinoteam?

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Amazon Exclusive G1 Dinobot Slog Pre-Order Listings

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Amazon Exclusive G1 Dinobot Slog Pre-Order Listings

SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Product Images: Kre-O Battle Changers

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Product Images: Kre-O Battle Changers
Date: Saturday, July 26th 2014 6:28am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Another small update from Hasbro's SDCC releases - the no-need-to-take-apart-to-transform Kre-O Transformers Battle Changers! Check out the four characters so far (Optimus Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee, Grimlock) below, in their stock photo version, and check out the Seibertron.com gallery for a more life-like presentation.

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Product Images: Kre-O Battle Changers

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Product Images: Kre-O Battle Changers

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - Official Hasbro Product Images: Kre-O Battle Changers

SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS

Transformers News: SDCC 2014 Coverage - ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS
Date: Friday, July 25th 2014 5:37pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS
The Most Unlikely Crossover Crashlands At IDW!


San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Spinning out of the show-stopping announcement at this year’s Licensing Expo, Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. have teamed up to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands with ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS! This fall, IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand-new series, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover!

“Comics offer an ideal medium for telling the stories of these improbable but totally convincing mash-up characters from two enormously popular creations,” said Rovio’s Editor-in-Chief, Comics Jukka Heiskanen. “Blending action with humor and adventure with mishap, they will excite and delight fans of both brands.”

“We are thrilled to be combining the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of ANGRY BIRDS,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “With the upcoming ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS mobile game, TELEPODS product line from Hasbro powered by retoy, licensed consumer goods and now comics from IDW, we’re able to give fans fun, new stories and characters they can interact with in multiple ways.”

When a DECEPTIHOG raid on the AUTOBIRD ship goes awry, the sought-after ALLSPARK is hurled into the expanses of space, only to find its way onto the shores of Piggie Island, and as its inhabitants will soon find out, the ALLSPARK is much more powerful than any creature could have imagined! Written by Robots in Disguise scribe and IDW Senior Editor John Barber, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS is taking the intergalactic epic to a whole new universe!

“It’s been a real blast to pair the action of the endless conflict between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the zany hijinks of the Angry Birds!” said series writer, John Barber. “Seeing how these icons can interact and combine with each other—I think the end result will surprise everybody!”

An all-star flock of TRANSFORMERS artists will be contributing covers for the four-issue series, including Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey W. Coller, and Livio Ramondelli! Ramondelli will be kicking off the series, providing artwork for a framing sequence of issue #1, focusing on the TRANSFORMERS universe! From there, Marcelo Ferriera (Kung Fu Panda, TMNT New Animated Adventures) will take over on art duties for the series.

This unique series offers comic readers a chance to explore two of the world’s most popular brands in a distinctly original way! Whether you’re reading Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, or can’t smash enough Piggies, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS welcomes everyone to join this collision of epic proportions!

About Rovio Entertainment
 Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of our 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. Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 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 their 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.


About IDW Publishing
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; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014