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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview
Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 10:33am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW, Newsarama

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Comics and entertainment website Newsarama have received their usual exclusive from IDW Publishing, allowing us to post our own full preview of next week's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #41! Check it out below, though beware of some spoilers, and head back here next week for the Seibertron.com review.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #41
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
“Dear RODIMUS and crew… It’s my funeral tomorrow and I’d love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.—THUNDERCLASH”
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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The return of the greatest AUTOBOT hero of all time —THUNDERCLASH—which is great news!
But he’s dying—which is terrible news!
Variant Cover by Kotteri!


Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #41 Full Preview

Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons

Transformers News: Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons
Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 3:37am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Johnny Lau

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Thanks to fellow fan and collector Johnny Lau over on Weibo, we have several in-hand images of the upcoming Titan Class Devastator to share with you!

...including size comparisons! Considering he's 18 inches tall and most of the other Combiner Wars combiners are roughly a foot tall at or around 12 inches tall, he dwarfs them by quite a bit. He's a massive beast and looks to be well worth the $150.00 asking price.

Without further ado, the images in question, comparisons and all:

Transformers News: Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons

Transformers News: Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons

Transformers News: Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons

Transformers News: Devastator In-Hand Images With Size Comparisons

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Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images
Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 2:43am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Company News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): Cyberpath

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Thanks to fellow fan, collector and Seibertronian, Cyberpath, we have new official images of Legends (what we call Generations/Combiner Wars) Car Robots Black Convoy/RID (2001) Scourge and Armada Megatron to feast upon!

The images come from the official Takara Tomy Twitter feed and feature the Black Convoy/Scourge/Nemesis Prime color scheme on the G2 Optimus Prime mold from 2010's Reveal The Shield, as well as Leader Class Armada Megatron from the currently released Combiner Wars line. (You can see Prime's gallery here and Megatron's gallery here.)

Both figures are Tokyo Toy Show 2015 exclusives and the information pertaining to their limitations and pricing can be seen below:
Armada Megatron is 7,500 JPY ($62.13 USD) with a limit of 2 per person and Black Convoy is 3,500 JPY ($28.99 USD) with a limit of 1 per person.

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images

Transformers News: Official Takara Tomy Legends Black Convoy And Armada Megatron Images

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Quickslinger And Brake-Neck Now Available At BBTS, TFSource, TRU & Target

Transformers News: Quickslinger And Brake-Neck Now Available At BBTS, TFSource, TRU & Target
Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 2:30am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): BBTS & TFSource

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Ah, Quickslinger (Slingshot) and Brake-Neck (Wildrider), you've finally come along to G1-ify our Superions and Menasors.

First, it was Amazon!

Then, it was Walmart!

And now both BBTS and TFSource get their listings out there for all to shop! (It should also be noted that they both played by the rules and followed the street date of 5/22 (AKA May Mayhem) while Amazon and Walmart did not.)

Up first, the BBTS listings for Brake-Neck and Quickslinger:

Brake-Neck

Quickslinger

You'll notice that they're both currently sold out, but don't panic. A quick read of either figure's sales page will bring you to this very important disclaimer that you must read and follow in order to receive your much needed figures.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an extremely limited supply from Hasbro, we are enforcing a strict limit of ONE PIECE PER PERSON on this item. We realize the site will allow you to check out with more than one piece, we kindly ask that you order only 1 piece. Orders for more than 1 piece will be delayed, manually reduced, and refunded. Please help us make this process smooth by ordering only one piece.

Please also note that we will be releasing inventory in two waves. The first wave at 12:00 Midnight Eastern Standard Time and the second wave at 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on 5/22.


So, as you can see, one per of each figure and the second wave will be available later this morning at 10:00 AM EST/7:00 AM PST

And now for the TFSource listings, both of which are preorders and neither figure is currently in stock at the current time, but are expected on 5/25 and are on their way to the warehouse as we speak.

http://tfsource.com/combiner-wars-web-exclusives/

They also have a disclaimer which must be read, quoted below
Now up for preorder - Combiner Wars Quickslinger & Brake-Neck! Order yours here: http://tfsource.com/combiner-wars-web-exclusives/
These are en route to the warehouse and instock next week,we have a limited amount of each, strict limit of 2 pieces per customer, while supplies last!


Target and TRU also have them available. (NOTE: They have no restrictions mentioned, so apparently there are no limitations as to how many you can order at a time.)

Target

Quickslinger http://www.target.com/p/transformers-ge ... ickslinger

Brake-Neck http://www.target.com/p/transformers-ge ... brake-neck

TRU

Quickslinger http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... search&cp=

Brake-Neck http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... age=search

With BBTS already sold out on one wave, the second surely to sell out, and TFSource also receiving a small amount, now's the time to preorder or start button mashing asap. Even more so if you're an Australian collector, since it's been confirmed that they will not receive distribution in Australia, sadly.

While you're waiting for your order/preorder to be filled, check out our galleries of these two new Combiner Wars additions by clicking on Quickslinger and Brake-Neck's names.

Transformers News: Quickslinger And Brake-Neck Now Available At BBTS, TFSource, TRU & Target

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Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live
Date: Friday, May 22nd 2015 2:06am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 | Credit(s): BBTS, TFSource & PremiumCollectibles

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A Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Groove, you say? Oh wait, he seems to be a Unite Warriors Takara Tomy Mall exclusive to Japan? Well... darn. Wait, what's this? BBTS and TFSource have preorders you say? You betcha!

Seibertron.com sponsors BBTS, TFSource and PremiumCollectibles.com.au have posted new preorders for the upcoming Unite Warriors Defensor with new Deluxe Class Groove figure! Both US based sites have it priced at $159.99 and have an expected release date of late December. (What a great Christmas present!) PremiumCollectibles, our newest sponsor, has a preorder and an offer to share with the fans:

Premium Collectables now has the Transformers Takaratomy Mall Exclusive Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) up for pre-order.


**Special Offer** First 50 pre-orders will receive the item for $169.95 AUD or $135 USD then reverting to normal price $189.95 AUD or $150 USD.

WWW.PREMIUMCOLLECTABLES.COM.AU


You can preorder from BBTS here, TFSource here and PremiumCollectibles here. While you're waiting for these guys to be released, check out our gallery of the original G1 Defensor! (We're currently in the middle of the process of creating a gallery of the currently released Combiner Wars Defensor and will be posting it for your enjoyment as soon as possible.)

Transformers News: Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live

Transformers News: Unite Warriors Defensor (With Deluxe Groove) Preorders Now Live

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Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview
Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 8:25pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Botcon.com

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Seibertron native SW's SilverHammer has informed us all of a 3 page preview of the 2015 Botcon Box Set Comic! It includes the five new characters from this set, and cameos.... almost everyone else. Plus a certain shrouded fella who has yet to be revealed. Scroll down to see the preview and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Interview with Tom Scioli Part 2

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Interview with Tom Scioli Part 2
Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 7:37pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Comics Alliance

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If you've read Part 1 of Tom Scioli's interview with Comics Alliance, you're not going to want to miss the second half! Tom Scioli and John Barber‘s are of course the masterminds behind IDW's Transformers vs. GI Joe, and have brought quite a nutty flavor to the book. See the mayhem behind the scenes in the interview right here, some snippets below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!

To say that Tom Scioli and John Barber‘s Transformers vs. GI Joe is an unusual comic is underselling things quite a bit. On paper, it’s a natural fit, an ongoing series that follows in the footsteps of earlier books that have combined the two toy lines into one massive interplanetary battle. In practice, though, it’s something a lot bigger, a comic that almost assaults the reader by cramming in as much big, wild stuff as it possibly can — a toy comic so weird, and so great, that it almost feels like it shouldn’t exist.

With the book’s second storyline well under way, throwing in everything from Vikings to old gods to Dinobots (and a new printing of his amazing American Barbarian on the way this summer), I talked to cowriter, artist and occasional ComicsAlliance guest contributor Tom Scioli about the series. Today, he talks about building a history for a universe that’s even more important than our own, the two-page Free Comic Book Day story, and why his book isn’t a paean to Snake Eyes. You can read the first part of this interview here.

[...]

CA: The next specific scene that I wanted to talk about was the first page of #6. Every time I think this comic can’t get any wilder, it gets bigger and weirder in a way that I find really enjoyable. This comic opens with Adam and Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden by floating Transformers with laser swords.

TS: Yeah.


Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: Interview with Tom Scioli Part 2

TS: It’s a universe. It’s a whole universe. My thought is that the Transformers vs. GI Joe universe is the most important universe there is, and while you’re reading it, it’s even more important than our universe. There’s an Alpha to that universe and there’s an Omega to that universe, and what you were witnessing was Roadblock’s reading of the Cobra Bible, the Decepticobranomicon, so what you’re reading may well be an actual accounting of what happened. It might be mythology. It might be disinformation. It could be any number of things. There’s a deep history to this world.

CA: I’ve said this before, and I mean it in the best way possible, but I’m always surprised this book exists.

TS: Right. [Laughs]

IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe

Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe
Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 3:48am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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From everyone's favourite Transformers comics enablers IDW Publishing, we have the next batch of releases due in August 2015 for our Cybertronian friends and beyond. Combiner Wars over, Combiner Hunters done, new RID ongoing continues, MTMTE and TF hold strong - so of course, here are some Beast Wars in the pages of Windblade. Take a look below at all the available covers, and discuss your thoughts in the Energon Pub!


Transformers #44
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
LOVE AND HATE! Two emotions only inches from each other—and TRACKS and NEEDLENOSE have felt them both. On opposite sides of an eons-long war, what happens when they meet again? And what’s ARCEE up to on CYBERTRON?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers #44—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
The danger level rises on Cybertron, as dangerous new allegiances form!
Arcee vs. Starscream—but not in the way you expect!
Variant Cover by Agnes Garbowska!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: Windblade #6
Mairghread Scott (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
BEAST WAR! On EUKARIS, the colonists are more than just robots in disguise—they're whole new breeds of Transformers! But while WINDBLADE and STARSCREAM struggle to gain allies on this brave new world, an ancient power seeks to force them off the planet!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers: Windblade #6—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Corin Howell (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Another colony found—but will they be friend or foe?
Fan favorite characters make the comic-book universe debut!
Variant Cover by Agnes Garbowska!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: Combiner Wars
Mairghread Scott, John Barber (w) • Sarah Stone, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
The AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! STARSCREAM—ruler of CYBERTRON—makes contact with WINDBLADE’S home world—and the only defense against a new CYBERTRONIAN EMPIRE are COMBINERS—multiple CYBERTRONIANS forming together into huge, dangerous forms! Collects issues #39–41 of Transformers and the first three issues of Transformers: Windblade–Combiner Wars.
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-386-6

Bullet points:
“[You] can pick up with no prior knowledge of the comics that came before and really get into the series.” — BigGlasgowComicsPage.com


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #44
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
Navicomp safety mode activated. Please select a reason for deviating from your flight path. Is it (a) accident, (b) necessity, or (c) a gnawing, crippling sense of guilt?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #44—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Here’s somebody that knows where all the bodies are buried!
Danger and pathos in the mighty MTMTE tradition!
Variant Cover by Agnes Garbowska!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #2
Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a & c)
ROAD RAGE! While a DECEPTICON called TRANSIT wreaks havoc on afternoon commutes, Team Bee gets an unexpected visit… but will these new rivals combine forces without trusting each other?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated #2—Subscription Variant
Georgia Ball (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Josh Burcham (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
All-new stories based on the hit animated series!
As promoted on Free Comic Book Day!
Fan-favorite characters who appear only in this comic book!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers vs G.I. JOE #9
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
MADNESS.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe


Transformers VS G.I. Joe #9—Subscription Variant
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • David Lafuente (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
TRANSFORMERS!
G.I. JOE!
VERSUS EACH OTHER!
Variant Cover by Ben Marra!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2015 Transformers Comics Solicitations: Beast Wars, RID, G.I. Joe

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe - An Interview with Tom Scioli

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe - An Interview with Tom Scioli
Date: Tuesday, May 19th 2015 6:18pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Comics Alliance, Tom Scioli

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In other IDW Transformers comics news, the extravagant architect of the Transformers vs G.I. Joe ongoing series - Tom Scioli - was interviewed by comics website Comics Alliance, about the world he is building for the series, the approach to the universes, layouts and the general madness of it all. Take a look below for some selected quotes, and read the whole piece here.

ComicsAlliance: The first thing I want to talk about is pacing. Jumping into Transformers vs. GI Joe #5, which is the start of the second paperback if people are reading it that way, they’re getting a comic that moves so fast that it is often hard for me to keep up.

Tom Scioli: Well, issue #5 would be the one, because issue #5 is where it really accelerates. I just find that so many comics have a lot of redundancy, a lot of over-explaining, a lot of images of basically the same thing, so part of the approach is to just eliminate redundancy and just give you the things you need to move the narrative forward. I sort of crossed a point of no return with it, I think, and where that came from is that I wrote a script for a Transformers vs. GI Joe movie adaptation.

You know, the movie doesn’t exist yet, but I made a comic as though I was adapting a movie, and how movie adaptations are. There are chunks missing, and jumps because of the time it takes to take an hour and a half movie and put it into a comic, you’re going to have to cut some things out. I wrote something with that sort of style in mind, and after I did that, I realized that’s a tool I could use any time. It doesn’t have to be restricted to this particular conceit, it’s just a tool in my arsenal now. It was really effective in that script, which hasn’t come out yet, but it was just a really intense reading experience.

[...]

CA: The interesting thing about that to me is that, like you said, there have been Transformers and GI Joe team-up books before, and now you’re doing it as an ongoing series and using the entire cast of both books, as they have existed for thirty years. There’s not a whole lot left on the table.

TS: That’s one thing I noticed. I was sort of going through all these characters and throwing them in, and now I’ve sort of reached the point where it’s like, “Oh, what Decepticon villain can show up?” and most of them are there already, pretty much. There’s an endless number of jets that I can go to, but most of the really resonant ones have shown up, so now it’s just getting weird, which is actually interesting. Now we’re getting into the Pretenders and the Predacons, all the weirder corners of the mythology.

CA: That’s something I wanted to bring up, because you’re at the point now where you’re creating new stuff.

TS: I want to go more in that direction. I thought doing a comic like this, that’s an established thing, would be easier — having a universe that’s already established that I’m just building up. But I’m seeing the limitations of it. I really do want to just create more and add more to it. It’s not so complete a cosmology that there’s a character for every season. I thought there would be a character for every occasion, and in a lot of cases there are. I needed a character who was a chef, and, okay, Roadblock is a chef, I can use him. But there are a lot of holes in the mythology that I’m trying to fill in.

That last Transformers movie… they went nuts. It almost wasn’t even Transformers anymore, it was this infinite universe of every kind of creature you can imagine, and that freed me up too, realizing that I could make this universe whatever I wanted it to be. It doesn’t have to just be giant robots that turn into cars or dinosaurs, it can be a universe.

Transformers is All About Change - An Interview with Alex Milne

Transformers News: Transformers is All About Change - An Interview with Alex Milne
Date: Tuesday, May 19th 2015 6:10pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alex Milne, Rachel Stevens

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Rachel Stevens over at Women Write About Comics is back at her interview tactics, and was able tohave a conversation with fan-favourite Canadian and style setter on the IDW Publishing Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye ongoing series - Alex Milne! The conversation spans across media, tools, technical questions, past work and more, and includes some insights into the MTMTE cast - check out some snippets below, and the full piece here!

Who’s your favorite character to draw right now?

That’s a good question. [Pause] A tie between Skids & Nautica. I always liked to draw Skids since I got to design him for issue 2.

I also have a lot of fun drawing Nautica—right now I’m working on issue 42, which has them interacting, so I’m having a lot of fun drawing my two favorites in the same panel.

On the flip side, who’s the most difficult one to work on?

Ah, that’s a good question. [A lengthy pause, some muttering] Whoever I haven’t drawn a lot of in a long time is usually the hardest one to work on. I don’t know, sometimes the hardest one can be Ultra Magnus, just to make sure the scale’s right.
Ah, that makes sense.

Other times it can be Getaway. The hardest one I’ve ever had to draw, that I never feel like I get right, is Red Alert, but he’s not on the ship in season two, so I don’t have to worry about drawing him right now.

[...]

So, um, is there anything else you’d like to talk about that we haven’t touched on already?

Hmmm … well, I’m really happy for the inclusion of more female Transformers. Since the preview for issue 41 is out showing more female Transformers, I can only be happy about that. Over the years I snuck in female Transformers in backgrounds. Megatron Origin, the Drift miniseries in the Circle of Light (a faction of Transformers). They make the world bigger; the more the merrier. Now it’s better that I don’t have to sneak them in, and I’m like, “Yes, they’re there!” I’ve been rooting for them for eight years now; we need more!

That makes me really happy to hear, coming from you. Did you design Firestar’s flame hair, as seen in the issue 41 preview?

Yes, it was me who came up with Firestar’s hair. When designing characters, I ask myself, “How can i make interesting character designs?” I look at silhouettes, heads. What’s a standard head, what’s different?

l looked at different things; when I was designing her I designed her altmode first. I put her head in the altmode’s back as the exhaust. I asked myself, “Can I get away with fire for hair?” But since it’s the exhaust for the car, it kinda works. I thought about how’d it work for portraying different emotions. If knocked out, she’d have little blue flame or it’d be snuffed out. If enraged, her hair expands and just goes nuts. It’s a great way to show emotion.

I had the altmode and head design, took it to James, and said, “James, this is the idea.” He went, “That’s really cool! I have fire for hair [to work with].” It’s really different, and it makes her stand out among other characters.

Along with the other female Transformers, I started thinking about different designs that haven’t been done before. I’ve got to post them online so other people can see her. There’s a big female Transformer I want to show off, one who doesn’t have a standard head at all, but one singular eye. It was really fun to do. It’s just really fun to try new things, to see whats out there.

Transformers is all about change; you don’t have to be stuck to the standard. The big thing with Firestar was keeping in elements of the original design. When IDW started out with Transformers, they’d take a character and do something completely different; it’s how I did her design.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #116 - Character Piece
Twincast / Podcast #116:
"Character Piece"
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Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015