Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This very special LIVE, video-recorded episode features your host ScottyP along with cast members Counterpunch, RodimusConvoy13, xRotorstormx, TigerTrack24, Megatronus, and for a few fleeting moments, Seibertron himself, live from San Diego! Listen in as we discuss the latest news and reveals coming out of the vaulted halls of SDCC.
As a special bonus in the audio version of the show, join Seibertron at SDCC 2016 as he talks with members of the Transformers brand team! Transformers Generations Product Designer John Warden and Assistant Brand Manager, Transformers Luis de Armas answer questions about Titans Return, Fortress Maximus, Trypticon, and more.
Thanks as always to our amazing friends at Hasbro and the Transformers Brand Team!
The remainder of the show kicks things off with a lively discussion dissecting one of the biggest reveals of the show: triple-changing Titans Return Voyager Megatron. The cast has both high hopes for and reservations about this figure - but bigger news awaits.
Do you see what I see? (No, it's not a Triggerhappy Optimus.)
We move right along to some exciting Legends reveals: an all-new Bumblebee (yawn) and Gnaw, the Sharkticon (yay). As we bemoan the inevitable shortage of these nifty little troop-builders in the making, one question rules all: does Gnaw have a fat head? Watch or listen to find out.
Catch 'em all!
Titans Return Legends Lione (Sawback) and Overload (Overkill) are on the block - as are their strange and wondrous alt modes. Before the Twincast can get too deep into the weeds, a question emerges: what missed opportunities do we see with this line of Headmasters?
Free cookie to whoever can tell me how that alt mode works.
Ever since he was leaked at Botcon, Liokaiser (video here) has been generating considerable excitement - but not everyone is pleased. Tune in to find out what's bugging the crew, and why some might be passing on this Platinum Edition set.
The boys are back in town... minus one.
RID gets some much needed love with Super Ginrai, a showdown set with stasis pod, and... Starscream? That's right, one of the Decepticons most conniving players makes an entry into both the cartoon AND toy line. Tune in to find out which version we prefer.
A face only a mother could love.
Viva La Revolucion! That's right, the Revolution is upon us as we discuss the latest and greatest in comics - for those looking to avoid spoilers, this section occurs from one hour and fifty one minutes to approximately two hours and sixteen minutes.
ROM ROM ROM ROM ROM.
BREAKING NEWS: straight out of Wonderfest, we have color pictures of the highly anticipated Masterpiece Cheetor. The crew is pumped as we parlay this topic into a listener question: what does the crew think the next 5 MPs will be?
We wrap up our video live show with everyone's favorite segment: bragging rights. Some of us are still waiting on Titans Return to hit shelves; others have some shiny new toys (literally) that steal the show.
Bringing the bling.
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From the official Transformers Snapchat account, we have two new images showing off some of the props and set dressing being used in the filming at the moment. As you can see below, we have A Wall and A Thing. The Wall has some cryptic mystical magick-like writings that people are speculating might be alien - though they look more like Cuneiform script personally. The Thing has More Things growing out of it, which are a clear indication that Things will happen in the movie. And Rom the Spaceknight.
Speculate away in the Energon Pub about this totally breaking update from the totally serious world of Transformers The Last Knight!
Another update from TFNation proves that the new crew are bent on making a big, lasting, loud impression onto the UK scene - as Space Ape Games, the developers of Transformers Earth Wars, are announced as having a presence at the event this coming month! Alongside Angry Birds Transformers, the comics world new and old, and much more, this looks like an event not to miss if you're in the area! Find out more below.
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Operation: Earth Wars! Space Ape Games invades TFNation!
The Decepticons have invaded Earth and only the Autobots can save us now, as the Transformer: Earth wars commence! This past June saw the hugely successful release of the Earth Wars mobile game and we are proud to announce the award-winning Space Ape games, will be in attendance at TFNation 2016!
Based on a story by TFNation guest Simon Furman, published by Backflip Studios and developed by Space Ape Games in partnership with Backflip Studios & Hasbro, Earth Wars puts you in-charge of a veritable army of Cybertronians as you attack and defend precious bases in order to defeat your enemies.
Chris White and the team will be attending on Saturday 20th August, with concept art, posters and development videos running throughout the weekend. The Space Ape crew are eager to meet both existing fans of the game and those new to it, and are busy planning a “beat the base” in-game competition, to those who think they are up to the challenge!
Space Ape have worked with some of the most pivotal people within the Transformers franchise to create this game. They have invested considerable time in shaping the game to please fans of the characters. We urge our attendees to take this chance to meet, and question the Space Ape team, not just as special guests, but as fellow fans of the franchise.
With the game so popular amongst our attendees, there are plans afoot for our own Sunday-based event, at the Space Ape table, to be run by fans, for fans. A great chance to bond with fellow attendees…. Then crush them under your Cybertronian heels!
Here's a random piece of news for an afternoon (in this part of the world, anyway): Event Magazine UK reports that company Sense has created an interactive Transformers experience, and it is currently touring the UK alongside the Optimus Prime live-action truck from Revenge of the Fallen/Dark of the Moon. Check out more info below!
Visitors will be able to play with the latest toys, including new remote control models, put the latest Transformers apps and video games through their paces, and watch episodes from the hit TV series Transformer: Robots in Disguise.
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be there to welcome fans on board a specially designed trailer, which will feature an interactive wall where characters can be ‘powered up’.
There will also be the ultimate photo opportunity with the chance to pose inside a replica of the Optimus Prime truck cab.
The tour has already hit the Sunderland Airshow and rolls out to Carfest North in Cheshire (29-31 July), Cardiff city centre (5-7 August), Bristol Balloon Fiesta (11-14 August), The Bullring in Birmingham (18-21 August) and The Big Festival in Oxfordshire (26-28 August).
It will also visit Kidtropolis at London ExCel from 25-27 October.
Nick Swift, account director at real world marketing agency Sense, which is running the campaign said: "With lifelong Transformers fans in the agency, it was a real delight to get stuck in to creating a touring brand experience for this amazing and evergreen entertainment franchise."
Via a number of social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, for Transformers: The Last Knight, we got a live video (still available now though) of director Michael Bay, and actors Jerrod Carmichael and Mark Wahlberg getting ready to shoot a scene in what looks to be a makeshift hospital or hostel on the Detroit set. Wahlberg in particular seems to have had more than enough, while Bay and Carmichael are still quite filled with energy - check it out embedded below!
Ever wanted to watch Michael B. Bay, Mark Wahlberg and Jerrod Carmichael film a scene? Now you can. We're live from set in downtown Detroit. #transformers
Fellow Seibertronian itscramtastic has shared with us the official Hasbro booklet for Titans Return 'The Power of the Titan Masters' from San Diego Comic Con 2016 - now available digitally - containing a more or less fictional introduction to and the bios of the various characters released in the first couple of waves. It is a little odd to see Sentinel and Optimus work together, and Alpha Trion fighting Mindwipe on Eukaris, Soundwave attacking Cybertron and Fortress Maximus, but there you have it. Check it out mirrored below, or access the PDF here!
Fellow Seibertronian Latyrx7 has shared with us some fairly surprising news at Chinajoy 2016 from Tencent Games, via MMOculture: apparenty, Hasbro has officially licensed an actual MMO for the Transformers, under the name Transformers Online, and we have a demo clip (in Chinese) and the launch trailer. While not much more information has surfaced, it looks as though elements of the Cybertron games and Age of Extinction, and perhaps even Rise of the Dark Spark have made it into this new game. Take a look at the clips, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!
Over at ChinaJoy 2016, Tencent Games dropped a bombshell by revealing Transformers Online, which is based on the official IP under Hasbro. The teaser site was first discovered earlier this week, although no one could really point out what game Tencent was teasing. Over at the exhibition halls of ChinaJoy, a business day attendee managed to record a short gameplay demo video, which can be seen below.
Seibertronians, we have another Machinima Designer video, similar to the Victorion-centered one we reported on a few days ago straight from the official Transformers instagram. This time it's on the topic of everyone's favorite (not so) jolly green giant, Devastator! The video, embedded below, confirms Devastator will have a part in the show, and his design seems to be based off of the Combiner Wars iteration. Check it out!
Seibertronians, more video from the Transformers 5 set has been shared over on the official TF5 instagram! This new video shows Mark Wahlberg and what appears to be Bay-verse new-comer, Isabela Moner, riding in Bumblebee on a sound-stage, when something goes wrong with Wahlberg's seat! Take a look!
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What do you think of this behind the scenes sneak peek? Any small detail of interest we all missed? Let us know in the comments and, as always, keep it right here, on Seibertron.com, for all the latest and greatest transformers news on the net.
Via the 'lifestyle' section of Deadline Detroit, we get a look and a report on the current filming activities in the Michigan city - and a direct link to The BananaDoctor, who is currently watching the set from an office, as it happens - as we find out that London is in fact, also in Michigan: it appears some of the set dressing is to recreate the UK's capital for fight, chase, and explosion sequences.
Find below a short clip, some images of the set, and some stunt action from Mark Wahlberg and doubles, too, as we find more of the BayBuster car flipping machine, and a sword shows up in Cade Yaeger's hands..!
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