Courtesy of the Planet Iacon fanpage on Facebook, we get a look at an interesting piece of artwork found in a hobby magazine, featuring Takara Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime in new colours, vaguely reminiscent of the Shattered Glass deco. But no, they are in fact the colour scheme of extremely popular (in Japan and elsewhere) anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion based EVA Unit-01, shown in the background of the piece. Take a look at the mirrored image below, and a translation of the text, courtesy of Anime News Network!
The Angels are invading. Breaking a long silence, the mysterious life-forms known as the Angels suddenly appear. The weapons the UN forces gather together in retaliation can't even scratch them. In the end, they turn to the secret agency, NERV, to manage the anti-Angel strategy.
With Neo-Tokyo 3 in their sights, the Angels slowly advance upon the city...but suddenly a spaceship comes hurtling down from the sky above the Angels: the Sky Lynx! Out of the ship emerges warriors of the far-off planet Cybertron. They've come to investigate after noticing an unusual energy reading.
"We can't let a disaster like the Second Impact occur on this planet."
"What?! What are these monsters?!"
The shocked Cybertron convoy sets its sights on an enemy much bigger than themselves.
After the previous Hub Network press release for the Transformers: Rescue Bots 'What Rises Above' episode, starring both Peter Cullen and Mark Hamill as guset voices, we also get a new clip via Zap2it and further information, copied below!
Cody finds himself in a new world of trouble when his Uncle Woodrow comes to visit in a new episode of "Transformers Rescue Bots." Uncle Woodrow is voiced by "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill, and his character is convinced aliens exist beneath the Earth's surface.
As can be seen in the below Zap2it-exclusive clip, that doesn't go very well when the machine Cody and Uncle Woodrow operates switches into auto pilot. Peter Cullen also guest stars in the episode as Optimus Prime, who comes with the rest of the Rescue Team to save Cody and his Uncle.
"Transformers Rescue Bots" airs Saturdays on The Hub at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, Counterpunch along with the regular cast ScottyP, Jon 3.0, Rotorstorm, and Tigertrack.
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We decided to change it up this week and start off with your listener questions! We received two questions that brought us down memory lane and even made us put our thinking caps on!
The Windblade comic has finally came out and the response from the fans seem pretty good... but what does the cast think? Guess you’ll have to tune in to find out!
Closing out our toy talk...we saved the best for last... it's FAT TANKOR!
Photos were taken at JoeCon 2014 that shows us some of the new head sculps for this years club toys. We are pretty excited for one of these guys, but you'll have to tune in to hear what we thought of the rest!
Now, is anyone surprised that subscription figures have been delayed until late May?
We then close out the night talking about some bragging rights. What stuff did we score this week?
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Seibertron.com member and voice actor jON3.0 returns to his Optimus Prime persona to bring us a look at the Hasbro Playskool Heroes Transformers: Rescue Bots wave of three characters. Check out the embedded video below to see an amusing review of monster truck Optimus Prime, lifeboat Heatwave and motorcycle Bumblebee - and if you like what you see, all three are currently available on HasbroToyShop.com!
Earlier today, at 2 pm San Diego time, IDW Publishing rounded up current Transformers writers John Barber (Robots in Disguise), Mairghread Scott (Windblade) and James Roberts (More Than Meets the Eye) for their Dawn of the Autobots live discussion panel, chaired by IDW Marketing and PR Manager Rosalind Morehead and Coordinator Kahlil Schweitzer. The full hour discussion can be seen in the YouTube video embedded below, but some of the highlights are listed after that!
- All speakers summed up their current status, and where the books are heading for now, after the Dark Cybertron event. Also, Barber commented on the quality of the art, with Sarah Stone, Alex Milne and Andrew Griffith getting a mention and collaboration with Flint Dille, Chris Metzen and Livio Ramondelli.
- They commented on Windblade being the first of the three titles to launch the new status quo, and the cast choices that Scott made for who stayed on Cybertron.
- Weirder, stranger, more violent territory lies ahead for the whole of Dawn of the Autobots, and More Than Meets the Eye in particular.
- Reign of Starscream on Cybertron after Windblade concludes? It will definitely still affect the two ongoings, and RID is not done with Cybertron, there will be movement between there and Earth (focus of the first arc at least).
- Scott talks about the role of Starscream in Windblade miniseries: he is the ruler, the 'dog that caught the car' but has to act more democratically because of Windblade and Metroplex. Though he is willing to do anything to keep that power.
- MTMTE's repercussions of Megatron's side switching: Tarn and the Decepticon Justice Division *will* find out and the paths will cross, though not as readers might expect. All of season 2 is about fallout, about Megatron's change.
- What parts of the message of issue one of MTMTE have we seen and will we see? A lot. Soon.
- How much of the Transformers universe so far and future is plotted and planned? Barber helps keeping track of events, looks, qualities, while Roberts has a deeper knowledge of the Transformers lore from before IDW.
- Grimlock! Currently in the hands of Roberts, somewhere with the Scavengers in MTMTE - he will get attention, and he will show up soon, coming to the fore, and going deeper into what happened to him on Garrus 9.
- More details on Caminus from Windblade miniseries? Just a little more, not too much (but plenty behind the scenes).
- Likely to see crossovers any time soon? Not yet, definite connections, and casts can talk to each other now (as opposed to Season 1), also with Primacy, but letting each book do its own thing for a while.
- With RID set on Earth now, Barber (and Griffith's) approach has moved to Marvel or plot style, with Barber sending the plot to Griffith, layouts are made, sent back for dialogue to be added. The stakes are definitely higher for the characters, and the writing now.
- Level of heartbreak in MTMTE on a scale of 1 to 10: it's going 'to break your soul'. New recruits, new interpersonal relationships, a lot of opportunities.
There were also a number of personal questions for the writers, from favourite characters to cast choices for the new season ('everyone you haven't yet is quite probably on the Lost Light'), difficulties or dislikes in writing certain characters, the reaction to Windblade #1 ('extremely positive'), Starsaber's potential return in MTMTE ('maybe') and more information about Rung, confirmation that all three will be attending BotCon 2014 this summer, choices for hypothetical animated films from arcs or plotlines, and a plug for Robots in Disguise #28, out tomorrow, more teasers for MTMTE #28 coming next week, and a glimpse at what awaits in Windblade #2!
As they did with the first issue of Windblade, and teased by writer James Roberts, IDW Publishing are starting the second tranche of the Dawn of the Autobots teaser campaign, by posting an image on their Facebook page, and sending different exclusive artwork to Transformers sites, outlets and podcasts. Here at Seibertron.com, we were lucky enough to have the newly (self)appointed leader of the Decepticons: Galvatron. Check it out below, along with the Optimus Prime from IDW!
The official Hasbro Transformers website has finally shed its Beast Hunters skin to assume the Age of Extinction mantle! The site now has: a welcome section featuring the five main characters of the upcoming movie (Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Drift and Lockdown) showing them off in their Robots in Disguise (One-Step, Flip and Change, Smash and Change) plastic incarnations; a Games section, with an Energon Rally interactive racing game; a Toys section, with the One-Step, Flip and Change and Power Punch products; a Bots section with bios for the main characters, from Galvatron to Scorn, Slash, to Strafe, Stinger, Hound and Lockdown; a Videos section, with the teaser trailer, full trailer and First Edition Optimus Prime demo video; and of course, the Shop link, with none of the products avaialable yet. Head here to check all the sections out!
We had a very brief clip last week from the New York International Auto Show 2014, showing off some of the Chevrolet vehicles appearing in the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. Thanks to YouTube channel The Vintage Car Show we get an extended look at the three vehicles on show: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray and the Sonic RS, the first two respectively Bumblebee and Crosshairs in the movie. Check it out in the video embedded below, which also includes clips from the Chevrolet Age of Extinction promotional ad, showing the vehicles in action alongside the Chevy Trax SUV, as the mass-produced Stinger character.
Fellow Seibertron.com user 5150 Cruiser has spotted a new video upload on the official Steve Jablonsky YouTube channel. The clip, while not showing any images other than the Decepticon logo from Transformers: Age of Extinction, plays around three minutes of music, from a track apparently titled 'Truck'. This is quite probably part of the new movie's score, given the similarities with previous tracks, and can be heard in the embedded video below!
The amazing people over at IDW Publishing have set up a live streaming of a discussion panel taking place next Tuesday April 22nd, during which Transformers comics writers John Barber (Robots in Disguise), James Roberts (More than Meets the Eye) and Mairghread Scott (Windblade) will be answering questions sent by us, the readers and fans! To get your question into the discussion, either comment on the IDW Facebook thread, tweet using the #TFDawn hashtag, or leave a comment below, and we'll make sure to send them along.
Attention TRANSFORMERS fans!
Join IDW's Transformers writers, John Barber, James Roberts, and Mairghread Scott on Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00 PM PST for a live panel discussion on the upcoming "Dawn Of The Autobots" event running through all three series; Robots In Disguise, More Than Meets The Eye and Windblade!
They will be answering questions from selected press, bloggers, and YOU! That's right! We will hand select a number of your questions and be sure to source you and your site during our discussion if your question is chosen.
Submit your questions on this FB thread or via Twitter to #TFDawn.