The DeNA Transformers Battle Tactics mobile device game receives an event update this week, featuring not one, not two, but four types of Galvatron characters to be unlocked in the game! Find out more below, and check out the official image, mirrored from the game's Facebook page.
From July 30 through August 5, join the very special GALVATRON event! Don't miss this opportunity of playing TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics and collecting Galvatron Armada, Galvatron [G1], Galvatron v1 [GEN] and Galvatron v2 [GEN]!
While the following may look like it has little to do with the Transformers specifically, IDW and Hasbro have already, previously collaborated on the two brands, meshing transforming robots and anthropomorphic equines. On this particular occasion, My Little Pony celebrates 'famous friendships in popular culture' and Optimus Prime and Bumblebee take centre-stage with the two custom figures mirrored below - check the out after the official press release!
MY LITTLE PONY Brand Honors Famous Best Friends in Celebration of International Day of Friendship
Custom MY LITTLE PONY Figures Include TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie, I Love Lucy’s Lucy and Ethel, and More; Follow #MLPFriendshipDay to Join the Conversation
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A global, pop culture phenomenon, the MY LITTLE PONY franchise from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has remained deeply rooted in the value of friendship since it first launched more than 30 years ago. To commemorate the International Day of Friendship, the brand is celebrating famous friendships with one-of-a-kind MY LITTLE PONY figures honoring notable friendships throughout entertainment history. From timeless television personalities to familiar childhood characters, the MY LITTLE PONY brand brings fan favorites to life for the first time as ponies, including beloved best friends from TRANSFORMERS, Sesame Street, I Love Lucy, Clueless and Laverne & Shirley!
In addition to creating the custom MY LITTLE PONY figure collection, to honor the importance and magic of friendship Hasbro has teamed up with generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, on a global service campaign that uses the core cast of characters from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series to teach children about helping others. The initiative invites children and their families to celebrate friendship by completing acts of kindness and volunteering in their school, neighborhood, or broader community.
For more information on how to get involved with a MY LITTLE PONY service project, parents and caregivers can visit MyLittlePony.Hasbro.com/FriendshipDay. Fans can follow Hasbro on Instagram (@Hasbro) and Twitter (@HasbroNews) and use #MLPFriendshipDay to join the conversation.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
BUMBLEBEE and OPTIMUS PRIME are true BFFs – Bot Friends Forever! The MY LITTLE PONY brand has “rolled out” pony versions of the TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOTS pals in celebration of International Day of Friendship on July 30, 2015. Follow #MLPFriendshipDay and stop by the MY LITTLE PONY Facebook page to see pony versions of four other iconic best friends throughout pop culture history: http://facebook.com/mylittlepony (Photo: Business Wire)
Fellow Seibertron.com user SlyTF1 has alerted us to a new article discussing the goings-on at Paramount, and specifically in the writers room for the extended Transformers universe, as IGN caught up with Daredevil's Steven DeKnight on the current situation with Akiva Goldsman's project, and the surprise visit from Steven Spielberg! Read more below, and head here for the full piece.
Taking a page from how a TV show is run, Paramount assembled a big group of experienced writers to help chart out the future of the Transformers film series, under the guidance of Akiva Goldsman, as the studio looks to build more of an expanded Transformers movie universe. I asked DeKnight what the experience was like taking that TV dynamic and using it in film, and he had an enthusiastic reply.
“It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience. Akiva Goldsman was fantastic and Jeff Pinkner, who's co-writing the fifth [Transformers] movie with him was phenomenal. Zak Penn... It was just a room full of brilliant, funny, amazing people. And we spent two and a half weeks in physically the best writers room I've ever seen in my life. Paramount pulled out all the stops. It was phenomenal! We laughed and joked and told stories and plotted out...”
Fellow Seibertronian Powered Convoy, also an active member over at fellow fansite the Allspark, has sent us some high-resolution scans of previously revealed or seen coming items from Takara Tomy's stables and their licensees, courtesy of the Figure King magazine issue #210. You can check out the images mirrored below, featuring Diaclone Diabattle, MP-27 Ironhide, Q Transformers, UW Devastator and more!
Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath has spotted a couple more pieces of unused concepts by Transformers artist Floro Dery via the usual Etsy store, this time featuring the Quintesson castle and Ariel, an early version of what then became Elita - check them both out mirrored below!
The Transformers Quintesson castle and Ariel (later redesigned and renamed as Elita)
Another episode of the second series accompanying the Q-Transformers toyline from Takara Tomy has been uploaded to the DLE Channel on Youtube, and is embedded below. The title, you ask? Something along the lines of (sorry, Japanese speakers) 'The Road To Our Favorite Characters In Sengoku Basara' - check out the episode to find out what the Capcom game has to do with Optimus Prime, Lockdown and Tracks. Maybe.
Also thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user Cyberpath, we have a cross-update from Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui - the man behind Unite Warriors UW-04 Devastator - and his Twitter account, showing the computer generated image of the Titan class combiner used for the Oculus Rift experience at Wonder Festival this coming weekend! Take a look at the intricacies below.
Constructicons that appeared in 7 / 26 wonder-TT booth oculus is based 3D data of the toy and, enables exact deformation combined on a video screen. ※ Oculus tickets and distributed in order of arrival will end and reached at will number #TT_TF
Hello and welcome to the lastest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP along with RodimusConvoy13, xRotorstormx, our long lost partner in crime TigerTrack24, and coming to you live from San Diego Comic Con, Seibertron. In this episode we will be discussing all the latest news coming out of San Diego Comic Con from rumors and reveals to new comics that will be headed to a comic shop near you.
San Diego Comic Con, the place where everyone wants to be, is taking place this week (July 9-12) and we've got the latest scoop on all the big surprising and those not so surprising reveals in the Transformers world BUT we decided to throw you a curve ball tonight and start off with a little discussion of non-TF SDCC news that we are each looking forward to.
Up next we'll dive into the world of transformers...
Oh, what do we have here, do my eyes deceive me? Nope, those 90's neon colors are headed our way again in the form of G2 Superion and Menasor and we couldn't be more excited!
We've also been shown this awesome spreadsheet of repeated mold use in the Combiner Wars line, just in case you were curious.
We fall back into some G2 chat when out of the blue, who do we have here? Live from San Diego, its Seibertron! He was able to take some time out of his busy schedule to join us to chat about everything from his first hand experiences to the overall vibe of comic con. You do not want to miss this.
While it may not come as a surprise to some, it looks like we've finally gotten an update that Toys R Us may actually be getting Masterpiece Starscream.
Up next, we discuss our thoughts on the awesome looking game from Activision Transformers: Devastation plus, our very own Seibertron was lucky enough to get a first hand walk through at SDCC.
At this years Botcon, we were lucky enough to get our hands on some G2 figures that never saw the light of day, General Optimus and Sgt. Hound. On top of Nacelle from the club, the twincast deviates a little to discuss what other unreleased figures we would love to see.
With the popularity of the Combiner Wars line so far, what does this mean for the possibility of the other combiners making an appearance?
Combiner Wars Devastator, the set we have all be clamoring to get our hands on is finally popping up in stores. Some of the twincast were lucky enough to have him in hand so you'll have to tune in to hear our thoughts on this new box set.
There were a few things that were surprisingly absent at SDCC this year, most importantly, Titan Wars. The images were (leaked?) at Botcon this year on the Hasbro banner but with no official word, will we ever see these figures come to life? Well, just when we thought all hope was lost, an image of Titan Wars Blaster has appeared...
Also, there was some exciting news to come out of the IDW panel at SDCC. Lets just say we will be seeing new comics galor in the coming year!
Of course, we finish up this episode with an excellent round of bragging rights. What has the Twincast picked up since last time? You'll have to tune in to find out...but here's a hint.
Well, that wraps things up for another episode! We really hope you enjoyed listening.
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With artist James Raiz back from Toronto's TFcon, we have a better chance to look at the process leading up to the creation of the Villains piece of his Transformers/G.I. Joe combo prints (first one, Heroes, can be found here), with colours by Kieran Oats. Make sure to drop by Raiz's channel and page under Box Office Artist for more, too!
Something for the car fans out there, via site owner Seibertron's spotting on TFYuki's Twitter account and the Seek Drive blog - though ultimately on a Drizz.ly post here: a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse with a sleek Transformers paintjob (and a Guinness world record for speed, too).
Take a look at some of the mirrored images below, and a bit of a blurb from the source of the curiosity piece!
Someone named Daniel must be a die hard Transformers and a Bugatti Veyron fan to do this. Recently just arrived into the USA, a brand new Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Transformers Edition is sitting at Los Gatos Luxury Cars dealership. Our source from Bugatti Factory tells us that this is an Asia Spec vehicle, and was recently shipped from Singapore to LAX airport.
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