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Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More

Transformers News: Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More
Date: Monday, July 14th 2014 11:31am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Media, Press Releases
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Our friends over at Shout! Factory have just sent us the official press release for all their animation goodness taking place during the San Diego Comic Con 2014, including screenings, exclusives and much more. Check out below for more information, where we've highlighted the more robotic aspects.


SHOUT! FACTORY DESCENDS UPON COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 WITH WORLD RENOWNED POP CULTURE BRANDS, POPULAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES, SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS, ENGAGING FAN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES, AND A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PANEL EVENT:
AN INSIDE LOOK AT SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS AND SCREAM FACTORY




Over the years, Shout! Factory has become a mainstay of Comic-Con International, and its pedigree of unique home entertainment products, panel events and convention exclusives elicits a deafening chorus of oohs and ahs from Comic-Con attendees. As a leading multi-platform entertainment company, Shout! Factory continues to expand its reach to a multitude of pop culture fans spanning Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™. This year, Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International 2014 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a revealing panel event, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor.



If your idea of fun is binge-watching pop culture entertainment and geeking-out over enduring cult TV hits, retro-horror/sci-fi classics, outlandish comedies and fantastical CG-animated movie adventures, you will not want to miss this year’s panel event: An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7pm (Room 23ABC). Join Brian Ward (DVD Producer), Melissa Boag (VP, Kids & Family) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray/DVD collector’s editions and new movies coming to theaters this fall. This is a fan-driven insider’s event filled with lively discussion and more than a few surprises. This panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by entertainment writer & critic Kyle Anderson (NERDIST.com).



Shout! Factory makes its mark at Comic-Con this year with the MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS photo booth, numerous Comic-Con exclusives, exciting booth activities and special advance screenings of two highly anticipated CG-animated movies – Slugterra: Return of the Elementals from Nerd Corps Entertainment and THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC from renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruson before they hit movie theaters across the country.



Shout! Factory Booth (#4248) and the studio’s Shout! Factory Store will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention center floor. Poised to ignite fans and Comic-Con attendees of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, fan interactive activities, premium giveaways and much more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth, is back at Comic-Con this year with a pedigree of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings.



For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #SDCC14 and the studio’s official Facebook page facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial.





SCHEDULE OF SHOUT! FACTORY EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014

PANEL, FILM SCREENINGS, IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES, VIP APPEARANCES AND MORE!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Preview Night



Thursday, July 24, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth.



Friday, July 25, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at

Shout! Factory booth #4248



3PM

SIGNING EVENT! Jason David Frank from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers



4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth. Get your picture taken with Burpy the Slug



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory Panel Event

Location: Room 23ABC, Convention Center



Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at Shout! Factory booth



11:50 AM

Special Film Screening of SLUGTERRA: RETURN OF THE ELEMENTALS

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



1:30 PM

Special Film Screening of THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



3:00 PM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get a free exclusive Fire Elemental figurine!



9:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op



1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance



SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#4248) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS PHOTO BOOTH

In celebration of the new animated movie MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will feature an interactive photo kiosk at the Shout! Factory booth. Join the fun and savor the moment with props and fun. You’ll get a printed photo and can pick-up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends.





COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Come by to get your MY LITTLE PONY:FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC poster and receive a free, exclusive MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS poster tube (while they last)!



Limited-Edition SCREAM FACTORY™ Blood Red T-Shirt





Stop by Shout! Factory booth for your FREE 2014 Button Pack and other SCREAM FACTORY goodies including collectible keychains, screen wipes and more!





Come by to get your Free TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS poster







SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS PRESENTED BY SHOUT! KIDS AT COMIC-CON



Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (Saturday, July 26 at 11:50 AM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring a new feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to cinemas across the U.S. beginning August 2, 2014. In Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, Junjie, a new member of the Shane Gang is a master of the mysterious slug slinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang are in over their heads as they attempt to protect the five legendary Elemental Slugs, ancient slugs of great power and the forebarers of all slugs in Slugterra. When an evil alliance starts hunting down the Elementals, Eli and his friends — old and new — take off in pursuit of the greatest threat their world has ever faced! (2014, Rated TV-Y7-FV)



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC (Saturday, July 26 at 1:30 PM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen (Fly Me To The Moon, Sammy's Adventures: Escape From Paradise) and Jeremie Degruson (A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventure), with original music by Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Game Of Thrones), THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal. Brimming with spectacular CG animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and highly entertaining movie experience for kids and the entire family.



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm stumbles into a mysterious mansion owned by Lawrence, a retired magician. With all of Lawrence’s animal friends, including Jack the Rabbit and Maggie the Mouse, and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos, you’d think this fantastically strange house wouldn’t have any vacancies. But as far as Lawrence is concerned, there’s always room for one more! Just as Thunder begins to feel at home, trouble strikes when Lawrence ends up in the hospital and the magician’s naughty nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But Thunder and his newfound friends have a few tricks up their sleeves as they put aside their differences to defend their home with a delightfully spooky strategy.

(2013, Not Rated: For All Audiences)



SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS and SCREAM FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS



MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: THE KEYS OF FRIENDSHIP

Ponies make the best friends! With that in mind, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Keys Of Friendship is coming to DVD on July 29 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The five episodes include “Rarity Takes Manhattan,” “Pinkie Apple Pie,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies,” “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 1,” and “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 2.” A fun sing-along is included as a bonus feature. Since her arrival in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning and value of friendship. With her very best friends — Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike — Twilight goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons learned. All of this has earned Twilight her wings and the crown of a Princess and now you can learn what Princess Twilight Sparkle has learned and take with you The Keys Of Friendship.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE COMPLETE SERIES

The long-awaited third season of TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED is finally available on DVD! Fans of the popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the excitement and action of OPTIMUS PRIME and his team of AUTOBOTS through the complete TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series, including the never-before-released Season Three DVD, in one exciting home entertainment collection. From 2007-2009, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to this high-octane action adventure series, which chronicles the brave AUTOBOTS as they seek to protect the ALLSPARK, their new adopted home Earth and their human friends from the Earth-bound super villains.




TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy with TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all the action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD box set. In 2005, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON, the third installment of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. Unicron has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the Autobots’ home world of Cybertron. It’s up to Optimus Prime, his team of heroic Autobots and their new human friends — Coby, Lori and Bud — to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately Megatron and the Decepticons are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!




MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME 30

This summer, escape from your daily grind with an idyllic getaway aboard the Satellite of Love with the release of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 30 on July 29th, 2014. Featuring four episodes previously unavailable on DVD – The Black Scorpion, Outlaw (of Gor) aka Gor II, The Projected Man, and It Lives By Night, the latest volume is loaded with bonus features including new featurettes Stinger Of Death: Making The Black Scorpion; Shock To The System: Creating The Projected Man; Writer Of Gor: The Novels of John Norman; Director Of Gor: On Set With John “Bud” Cardos; Producer Of Gor: Adventures With Harry Alan Towers, theatrical trailers, four exclusive mini-posters by artist Steve Vance and more!



HERZOG: THE COLLECTION Blu-ray™

A visionary creator unlike any other, with a passion for unveiling truths about nature and existence by blurring the line between reality and fiction, Werner Herzog is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic figures. Shout! Factory will release Herzog: The Collection on July 29th, 2014. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc box set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. Herzog: The Collection also features a 40-page book that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Bonus features include English and German audio commentaries, the documentaries Herzog In Africa and Portrait: Werner Herzog, interviews and original theatrical trailers



GINGER SNAPS Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items: limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-16-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy Vs. Jason, See No Evil 2) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night, the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. Bonus features include new interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, producer Steve Hoban, make-up effects artist Paul Jones, composer Mike Shields and editor Brett Sullivan, a new “Women in Horror” panel discussing Ginger Snaps, an audio commentary with director John Fawcett, an audio commentary with writer Karen Walton, deleted scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton, The Making Of Ginger Snaps - vintage featurette, Creation Of the Beast - vintage featurette, Being John Fawcett - vintage featurette, cast auditions and rehearsals, theatrical trailers, TV spots, production design and an artwork photo gallery.



PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The music made him do it! Phantom Of The Paradise, the darkly satirical cult favorite from acclaimed writer and director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill) makes its American Blu-ray debut . The Faustian tale of Swan (Paul Williams, who also wrote the acclaimed score) an evil record tycoon who is tormented by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged, this Academy Award-nominated horror musical classic is packed to the rafters with bonus features, including new interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Willaims and Tom Burman; new audio commentary with producer Jack Fisk, a new audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling); as well as a DVD of additional bonus content, including a new interview with producer Edward R. Pressman, a new featurette, the neon poster art, and much, much more!



MOTEL HELL Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster+ SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic, horror-comedy film MOTEL HELL, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. Packed with insightful bonus content and all-new interviews, this definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.



WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase item: SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The hunting season has begun. Earth is the new hunting ground for an alien life form that preys on human fear and feeds on human flesh. Beyond any known terror, mankind is about to become the next endangered species in the 1980 sci-fi horror cult classic WITHOUT WARNING, also known as IT CAME WITHOUT WARNING, from celebrated exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark (Joysticks, Satan’s Cheerleaders). A non-stop ride into extra-terror-strial mayhem, this highly sought-after sci-fi creature thriller stars Oscar® winners Jack Palance (Batman) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tarah Nutter (Bitter Harvest), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (UHF), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch (F Troop) and featuring David Caruso (CSI: Miami) in an early role and Kevin Peter Hall (Predator) as the alien. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD, WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray+DVD combo pack contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.

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

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Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts

Transformers News: Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts
Date: Saturday, June 28th 2014 2:18am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Sequart.org

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Currently up at Sequart.org, still in their Transformers week of criticism, reviews, readings and interviews, is the first part of a really quite in-depth conversation with True Believers Award nominee and IDW Transformers writer James Roberts - talking all things More Than Meets the Eye! Check out a very brief snippet below, and head here for the rest.

Transformers News: Transformers Week at Sequart.org: Interview with James Roberts


DAVID WHITTAKER: Ok, so starting at the beginning how did the concept of More Than Meets The Eye come about? Had you had any plans for what became More Than Meets The Eye as you were working on cooperative projects such as Last Stand of The Wreckers or Chaos Theory? I ask this because you have seemingly innocuous characters, such as Rung or Whirl appearing in those tales, who go on to become major players. So to speak.

JAMES ROBERTS: Well, the series’ core concept – Rodimus heads off in search of the legendary Knights of Cybertron – was decided back in 2010 by either Andy Schmidt (John Barber’s predecessor as editor of IDW’s Transformers titles) or Mike Costa (who wrote IDW’s first ongoing Transformers title from 2009 to 2011) – maybe both of them. I think Mike came up with the idea of the Knights, although I was never given more than the name when I was asked to write More Than Meets The Eye. Anyway, back in 2010 IDW decided that from January 2012 Mike’s ongoing series would split into two titles, More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise. One title would follow Rodimus and Drift on their quest, the other would focus on Bumblebee trying to make a go of things on a devastated Cybertron. The Autobots would have fallen out – there would have been some kind of schism – and some characters would side with Rodimus, some with Bumblebee. At the time this game-plan was decided, no one knew what it was that would precipitate the schism, or which characters (beyond Drift) would side with the two Autobot figureheads. It was all really up in the air.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark - Grimlock Clip

Transformers News: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark - Grimlock Clip
Date: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 1:14pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Media
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Another trailer for ...wait, it's Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and not the movie! And it's a big one, as Fall of Cybertron and Age of Extinction both show up their fierce brawling, metal chomping, fire breathing warrior: Grimlock. Check him out in the embedded clip below, courtesy of the GameStop YouTube channel.


All Activision Transformers Games And DLC On Sale This Weekend On Steam

Transformers News: All Activision Transformers Games And DLC On Sale This Weekend On Steam
Date: Saturday, May 3rd 2014 1:44am CDT
Categories: Company News, Game News, Media, Store News
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Seibertron.com members Primeultimus and Va'al came across a news article over at GameNGuide that talks about an Activision sale on the PC gaming client, Steam. Among those titles are the War For/Fall Of Cybertron games from the Aligned Continuity/Transformers Prime universe.

Fall Of Cybertron has steadily kept it's rather high price tag of $50.00, and even sales weren't cutting the price too low. Until now! Steam is selling Fall Of Cybertron for $14.99! Not to be outdone, War For Cybertron can be obtained for $4.99! Plus the FOC DLC can be purchased separately or in a bundle for $7.47!

If you were waiting for a good price to help you jump into the world of Transformers gaming, there's no better time than right now, so click either of the links below and you'll take your first step towards being Optimus Prime instead of just watching him on screen.

The sale ends Sunday morning, May 4th at 10:00 AM PDT (1:00 PM EDT)

For Fall Of Cybertron, click here.
You can also obtain the DLC at a discounted rate on that same page.

For War For Cybertron, click here.

Transformers News: All Activision Transformers Games And DLC On Sale This Weekend On Steam

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IDW Publishing Live Transformers Panel - Video Available and Summary

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Live Transformers Panel - Video Available and Summary
Date: Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 6:38pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Interviews, Media, People News
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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!

Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview
Date: Friday, March 14th 2014 6:54pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): iTunes, Mariel Romero

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Thanks to the amazing, as usual, Mariel Romero over at IDW Publishing, we have a very very brief, to contain spoilers, iTunes preview of the upcoming finale to the Transformers crossover event Dark Cybertron! Are we ready for the ending, and the Dawn of the Autobots? Check it out below.

IT GETS EVEN BIGGER! Okay we lied when we were talking about last issue… but this issue is as big as they come. It’s all come down to this moment—every scheme, every lie, every moment of heroism, every relationship, every rivalry… if CYBERTRON falls, so falls the universe!


Transformers News: Sneak Peek: IDW Transformers Dark Cybertron Finale (DC 12) Preview

Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron

Transformers News: Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron
Date: Monday, February 24th 2014 1:05pm CST
Categories: Game News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): MarketWatch

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Courtesy of website MarketWatch.com, here is another Transformers-themed addition to social mobile gaming and devices from DoubleDown Casino and International Game Technology. It appears to be a casino cascade symbol type of game, with Fall of Cybertron style Transformers characters featured in the symbols. Check out the press release below!

Transformers News: Mobile Device Social Game - Transformers: Battle for Cybertron


IGT's DoubleDown Casino Brings TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron to Mobile and Desktop
Featuring more ways to win from a single spin with FreeFall Symbols


LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology, a global leader in gaming systems technology, and DoubleDown Casino, the world's largest social casino, bring "more than meets the eye" to social games this month with the launch of the TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron game on desktop and mobile. Players can experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with Planet Cybertron's heroes and villains including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, GRIMLOCK, SHOCKWAVE, RATCHET and BUMBLEBEE in the latest Hasbro release on DoubleDown Casino. The 40-line, five reel, high-energy slot is packed with innovative mystery and bonus features.

"We're committed to bringing exciting engagement to players, and are thrilled to offer this popular licensed game to DoubleDown Casino's mobile platform for the first time in the U.S.," said John Clelland, vice president of global Interactive marketing at IGT. "With the release of this unique social slot game, our players can enjoy instantly recognizable, exciting animations, and relive the fun of TRANSFORMERS from anywhere, at any time."

The game features IGT's classic FreeFallSymbols which allows multiple wins from a single spin as winning symbols disappear and are changed into new ones, cascading from above. After any spin, TRANSFORMERS robots may appear and explode away further symbols, unleashing even more wild and bonus-triggering symbols. In the Free Spins Bonus, players can select a TRANSFORMERS character to match their style of play: MEGATRON and OPTIMUS PRIME offer bigger multipliers, while SHOCKWAVE and BUMBLEBEE offer more free spins.

Activision Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Trailer

Transformers News: Activision Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Trailer
Date: Saturday, February 15th 2014 2:55pm CST
Categories: Game News, Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IGN

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Among all the toy news coming out of the Toy Fair in New York, the Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark videogame was confirmed as a mashup of War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron elements and movieverse. Courtesy of IGN, we get a look at a trailer for the game too - check it out below!


Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"
Date: Thursday, January 2nd 2014 8:32pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast! What's that you say, we just posted an episode? Well, with the holidays around we moved at a Sludge-like pace thanks to munching down on too many Energon Goodies, so YOU, our awesome and faithful listeners, get a double dose of Twincast fun! This episode features your still temporary, we promise host for the evening ScottyP, and your regularly scheduled crew of cast members Tigertrack, Rotorstorm, Jon 3.0, and Ron Burgandy? Join us as we check out the latest news and then put on our retrospective beer goggles and take a look at the whole of 2013!

This episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes within 24 to 48 hours of this news post.

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The first wave of the IDW Generation deluxe figures have been appearing in more stores lately, have you been able to track these guys down? We discuss what we think of this wave which includes Waspinator, Skids, Goldfire and Dreadwing!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

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Also, a few of us have been lucky enough to get our hands on Rhinox and Doubledealer. These figures looked pretty impressive from early photos but tune in to hear what the twincast has to say about them now that they are in hand.

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We FINALLY have some images of the much anticipated Generations Wave 3 figures coming out soon. This wave includes Rattrap, Crosscut, and Tankor. While much of the excitment is over Rattrap, does the reveal of Crosscut mean we may see more e-Hobby characters like Road Rage?

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IDW Transformers: Robots in Disguise issue #24 was recently released. Take a listen to hear our thoughts about this issue, better known as Dark Cybertron Part 5.

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Also, Regeneration Issue #97 has been released.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

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Tonight we take a stroll down memory lane as we recap our favorites of 2013! First up we discuss our favorite media of the year. From the addictive MMO game Transformers: Legends to the moment where we first see Predaking transform.

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Next up is our favorite comic/comic series of the year. You'll hear us discuss ours but what was your favorite? We want to know!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

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What was our favorite Beast Hunters / Go! Toy this year? Tune in to find out!

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Favorite Generations figure? That is going to be a tough one because there were so many excellent figures to choose from. See what the crew chose as their favorites of the year.

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Next up in our stroll through 2013 we discuss our favorite Masterpiece figure. With how many amazing figures were released this year, a lot of us can not wait for next year!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #83 "2013 Wrap-Up"

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And now on to the stuff we were not so impressed with this year when it comes to figures...what was your least favorite figure of the year?

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The negativity continues for a bit as we give out our first ever 'Revenge of the Fallen' award. What was hyped up and crushed the cast's hopes and dreams? We're not even giving you an image for a hint, so that we don't end up giving the award to this segment!"

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Oh snap! The twincast crew discusses the 2013 Fandom Oh No You didn't moment...you do not want to miss this.

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After the highs and lows of 2013 when it comes to collecting, we discuss what our personal Toy of The Year is. We're pretty sure what toy Tigertrack will pick here, but what about the rest of the crew?

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There were some pretty awesome things that happened during the year when we look back. Whether it was finally getting that figure you always wanted or attending a convention. We all have our own personal Transformers Moment of 2013...

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There have been some pretty awesome reveals for the coming year. Will these figures live up to the hype or will they shatter our dreams like gold plastic? Find out what the crew thinks as we discuss our predictions for 2014!

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With our walk down memory lane wrapped up we dive into some listener questions! While some of the questions were answered in our wrap up of 2013 we could resist answering RodimusConvoy13's question. (Thank you Silverhammer, Ionrac and RodimusConvoy13 for your questions!)

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Closing out the night is our favorite segment...BRAGGING RIGHTS!

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Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums!

Stan Bush's "The Touch - Power Mix (Fall of Cybertron)" Video now Available

Transformers News: Stan Bush's "The Touch - Power Mix (Fall of Cybertron)" Video now Available
Date: Sunday, December 15th 2013 7:45am CST
Categories: Game News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Stan Bush YouTube

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As we reported a short while back, Stan Bush is planning the release of his next album The Ultimate, and would be posting a new mix of his classic 'The Touch' track this weekend - the Power Mix. Wait no more, for here it is, in its new Fall of Cybertron clothes! Check it out below.


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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
Twincast / Podcast #103:
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Posted: Sunday, October 19th, 2014