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Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32
Date: Sunday, August 17th 2014 11:57am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): iTunes

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Thanks to iTunes we have the early three page preview of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #32 - Dawn of the Autobots. Enjoy the sneak peek mirrored below, and stay tuned for the full preview and review to follow:

SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken.


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32

IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers

Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers
Date: Tuesday, June 17th 2014 7:48pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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Preparing us for some comics goodness from IDW Publishing, we get an extremely spoiler-filled solicitations of what is to come in the two ongoings, one mini-series, collected editions and crossover ongoing as of September 2014! Check them all out below, with teasing descriptions and tantalising covers.

Transformers: Phase One Omnibus
Simon Furman (w) • E.J. Su, Nick Roche, Robbie Musso (a) • Klaus Scherwinski (c)
Phase One collects the first three arcs of IDW's Transformers continuity, Infiltration, Escalation, and Devastation, written by longtime TF scribe Simon Furman with art by E.J. Su.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 404 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-113-8

Bullet points:
- The original IDW TRANSFORMERS trilogy—Infiltration, Escalation, and Devastation—in one softcover collection!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers


Transformers: Primacy #2 (of 4)
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a & c)
DECEPTICONS ASSEMBLE! The war for CYBERTRON begins in earnest! MEGATRON brings together the deadliest of his troops for an unbelievable assault on the AUTOBOTS—and the TRANSFORMERS’ world is shaken to the core!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Primacy #2—Subscription Variant
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Sarah Stone!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The End of the Beginning of the TRANSFORMERS Saga!
- 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Sarah Stone!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers


Transformers VS G.I. JOE #3
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
CYBERTRON INFESTED! The Transformers’ homeworld is crawling with tiny green invaders from the planet Earth—the G.I. JOE team! Also this issue—Funeral for a Friend. Many AUTOBOTS and G.I. JOE soldiers have fallen in the line of duty—but you've never seen a send-off like this!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers VS G.I. JOE #3—Subscription Variant
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Jim Rugg (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover by creator of Afrodisiac and Supermag, Jim Rugg!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- WAKE THE DEAD!!! In 3-D!!!
- Not actually in 3-D—but you will not believe your eyes! Guaranteed!
- The biggest thing ever gets bigger!
- Interconnected Variant Cover by Tom Scioli!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
REVELATIONS! The fate of an entire planet hangs in the balance as MEGATRON races to solve the dark riddle of Sector 113. As unseen forces move in for the kill and old friends reveal their true colors, the AUTOBOTS realize that everything—everything—is a lie. All this...and an open briefcase.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Nick Roche!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- Secrets are revealed!
- Questions are answered!
- Lives are changed!
- 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Sarah Stone!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers
Transformers News: IDW Transformers September 2014 Comics Solicitations: Primacy, TFvsG.I. Joe, Phase One - Spoilers


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33: Dawn of the Autobots
John Barber (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Andrew Griffith (a)
WHEELJACK REBORN! After months unconscious, WHEELJACK awakens to find a strange, new CYBERTRON! STARSCREAM rules—OPTIMUS PRIME has made peace with MEGATRON—and WINDBLADE controls the city. What’s a scientist to do… but uncover the greatest mystery in TRANSFORMERS history?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Sarah Stone (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Casey W. Coller!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The fate of the Aerialbots revealed!
- 30th Anniversary Variant Cover by Sarah Stone!


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IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe, Phase Two Collection

Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe, Phase Two Collection
Date: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 12:11pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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More comics news this week! The lovely bunch over at IDW Publishing have just released the solicitations for all the comics releases for this coming August - and they include the two current ongoings, the beginning of the sequel to Autocracy and Monstrosity, Primacy, the G.I. Joe crossover and the first volume in the Phase Two collection. Check out the covers and info below.

Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32: Dawn of the Autobots
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)
SLAUGHTERHOUSE! The crew of the Lost Light are used to past decisions coming back to bite them, but nothing—not even an ULTRA MAGNUS-certified crash course in the law of unintended consequences—could have prepared them for the horrors of Sector 113. Be warned: this issue is not for the easily distressed—or the easily heartbroken. 
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- MEGATRON leads the AUTOBOTS into the gravest danger they’ve ever faced!
- What is the horror of Sector 113?
- Variant Cover by Casey Coller!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #32: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Nick Roche (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Nick Roche!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32: Dawn of the Autobots
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a & c)
AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans’ secret—and they aren’t pleased with what they learn! Will the DECEPTICON’s alliance tear down the peace—and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- OPTIMUS PRIME versus GALVATRON!
- DEVASTATOR versus EVERYBODY!
- Earth will never be the same!
- Variant Cover by Casey Coller!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32: Dawn of the Autobots—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Andrew Griffith (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Casey W. Coller!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: Primacy #1—SPOTLIGHT
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a, c)
THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set… now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest—and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS’ world to the core!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The end of the beginning!
- The final chapter of monumental Cybertron War trilogy!
- Written by World of Warcraft and Diablo’s Chris Metzen and the legendary Transformers writer Flint Dille!
- Variant Cover by Casey Coller!
- Art by fan-favorite Livio Ramondelli!


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: Primacy #1—Subscription Variant
Chris Metzen & Flint Dille (w) • Livio Ramondelli (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover with art by Sarah Stone!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers VS G.I. JOE #2
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a & c)
BOOTS ON THE GROUND! The war has begun—and no bars will be held! SCARLETT’s forces go head-to-head with MEGATRON’s hordes—and the most off-beat adventure in comic book history hits a new level of dangerous alliances, deadly invasions, and devastating betrayals!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
- The comic book event of the millennium!
- One world was never enough for this war!
- Cosmic action as you like it!
- Connecting Variant Cover by Tom Scioli


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers VS G.I. JOE #2—Subscription Variant
Tom Scioli & John Barber (w) • Scioli (a) • Ed Piskor (c)
For subscription customers only, a special variant cover by creator of Hip Hop Family Tree, Ed Piskor!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Publishing August 2014 Comics Solicitations: MTMTE, RID, Primacy, TF vs G.I. Joe


Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 1
James Roberts, John Barber (w) • Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Andrew Griffith, Casey W. Coller, Livio Ramondelli (a) • Sarah Stone (c)
The war for CYBERTRON is over but BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME. The provisional government is struggling and PROWL will defend it against the DECEPTICONS at seemingly all costs. Meanwhile, HOT ROD and a group of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS embark on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Universe.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 272 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-040-7

Bullet points:
-Collects the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime, More Than Meets The Eye issues #1–5, and Robots in Disguise issues #1–6.

Transformers: Legends Episode "Countdown to Extinction" Now Underway

Transformers News: Transformers: Legends Episode "Countdown to Extinction" Now Underway
Date: Saturday, May 25th 2013 6:11pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): DeNA

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Re: Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game Updates


COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION


:BOT: EPISODE DURATION: May 24th - May 31st 2013

With his superior missing in action and presumed dead, Starscream has stolen the Exponential Generator from Doctor Arkeville, and plans to use it to destroy the Earth and harness the energy to restore Cybertron! With the help of Ironhide, Sideswipe and Red Alert, you must seek and attack Starscream and his minions, before time runs out and the Earth is destroyed!

Assemble the strongest Autobot deck you can! Scan all sectors to uncover Starscream's Minions. Battle them to weaken them. Ask your friends for help. Time is running out.

:BOT: WHO MAY ENTER

Anyone is free to enter after reaching level 5.

:BOT: EPISODE RANKINGS

When the Episode ends, players are ranked according to the amount of Episode Points they've accumulated, with high-ranking players receiving powerful limited edition TRANSFORMERS Legends cards!

:BOT: PARTICIPATING IN THE EPISODE

  1. Find one of Starscream's Minions when scanning any area.
  2. Battle the Boss!
  3. If the enemy is too strong, work together with your allies to defeat the enemy!
  4. Earn special rewards with Episode Points. Everyone who participates receives rewards!
For this Episode, an Autobot Character card paired with a Autobot Weapon card will get a Faction Affinity Bonus when facing Starscream's Minions! Make an entire deck of Autobots for an even greater bonus!

:BOT: FINDING STARSCREAM AND HIS MINIONS

After starting the Episode, you can find Starscream's Minions through exploration. The Bosses can be found in both Decepticon and Autobot missions, but an Autobot Character card paired with an Autobot Weapon card will receive a Faction Affinity Bonus while facing Starscream's Minions.

:BOT: BATTLING THE BOSS

After finding a Boss, tap ACCEPT to engage in combat. The amount of time available for the battle depends on which Episode Boss you face. Battling a Boss consumes Battle Cubes.

You may battle a Boss as many times as you like within the given time limit. If the Boss’ health drops to 0 before time expires, the battle is won.

:BOT: BOSS BATTLE STRATEGY

Assemble a deck with 9 Units. They can be Decepticon or Autobot, but only Autobot Character cards paired with Autobot Weapon cards will receive the Faction Affinity Bonus when facing Starscream and his minions.

Stats

  • A Unit's position in your deck determines the bonus applied to its stats. The front row receives a 3x bonus to both HP and Attack during battle, while rows 2 and 3 receive a 2x bonus.
  • Unit’s HP: (TRANSFORMERS Character Card HP stat x Weapon Card HP %) x Position Multiplier.

Event Bonus Character Cards

  • Boss Episodes include special TRANSFORMERS Character cards with Attack Power that is increased by an additional factor of 3 or 5 times for the duration of the Episode.

Faction Affinity

  • Unit’s Attack Power: (TRANSFORMERS Character Card Attack stat x Weapon Card Attack %) x Position Multiplier.
  • Each Autobot Character card paired with a Autobot Weapon card in your deck will have its Attack Power increased by a 5% Faction Affinity Bonus.
  • If all of your front row TRANSFORMERS Character cards are Autobots equipped with Autobot weapons, then the Faction Affinity Bonus will rise to 10%.
  • If all TRANSFORMERS Character cards in your deck are Autobots equipped with Autobot weapons, then every card in your deck will have its Attack Power increased by 20%!

:BOT: WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEAT THE BOSS!

If a Boss still has HP after a battle, you can ask your allies for help.

:BOT: REWARDS FOR ALL

If the Boss is defeated within the time limit, everyone who participated in the battle receives Episode Medals. Additional rewards, such as more Episode Medals, Battle Cube Recharges, and bonus Episode Points, are granted to players who accomplish the following goals:

  • First Blood: The first player to discover and attack a Boss.
  • MVP: The player who deals the most damage will gain bonus Episode Points.
  • Finisher: The player to deal the finishing blow to a Boss.
  • Rewards for Joining: Everyone who participates in a Boss battle receives rewards.
  • Friendship Bonuses: Defeat a Boss with enough players and everyone will earn extra rewards!
  • Rewards for Joining: Everyone who participates in a Boss battle.
  • Rewards are only earned if the Boss is defeated within the time limit.

:BOT: EARNING EPISODE POINT BONUSES

You also earn Episode Points in addition to rewards for defeating a Boss.

Receive rewards for achieving certain Episode Point levels.

Rankings are determined by the amount of Episode Points accumulated at the end of the episode.

High-ranking players receive limited edition Rare and Super Rare TRANSFORMERS Character and Weapon cards.

:BOT: IMPORTANT

The terms of the Episode are subject to change without notice.

Medals obtained during the Episode will be automatically converted to normal Silver and Gold Warrior and Weapon medals within 24 hours of the end of the Episode.

Any items obtained through bugs or exploits will be confiscated.

Episode Ranking Rewards will be granted within 24 hours of the end of the Episode.

Dairycon 2013 Pre-Registration Ends The End of March 1st!

Transformers News: Dairycon 2013 Pre-Registration Ends The End of March 1st!
Date: Thursday, February 28th 2013 10:55pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Methusalen

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Excelsior Moo Believers!
We join the Dairycon known as “Ticker”, in search of a Twinkie for Heffer.
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…Sensors indicate unkown disturbance in sector ZZ9 Plural Alpha.

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! Huh, that’s a bit odd. Especially since the Twinkie in the area has been secured & is with me. Computer, can you pinpoint the location of the disturbance?

…Locating… Disturbance is 2 Terran miles to the North of Moo Base 2.

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! Send a message to Moo Base 2, informing Heffer that his Energon Goodie’s delivery will be delayed a few minutes while I check out the disturbance.

…Message sent.

-Meanwhile, at Moo Base 2

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! Hey, Heffer; Ticker says she’s gonna be gettin’ in a little later with your Goodie, ‘cuz she’s gonna check something out up Nord’.

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! “MOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!


[b]DAIRYCON 2013 Pre-Registration is set to end at the end of March 1st![/b]
2013 Pre-Registration form

We welcome you join us in Fond Du Lac, on both Friday April 5th & Saturday April 6th!
Remember, Dairycon is free to attend; but Pre-Registration is required!

Hotel information for Dairycon!

The historic Ramada Plaza hotel has been reborn! Breaking away from their corporate overlord and returning to its roots, The Retlaw plaza hotel has returned back to its G1 roots!


Call them at: 920-923-3000 and tell them that you’re attending Dairycon for fabulous deals on rooms for the show!! ;)


New Dairycon Video Posted!
Dairycon 2013 Ultimate Reveal: Artwork! See the Past, Present, and Future of Dairycon collide! Will Shia Labeouf or Megan Fox be in this one?

That’s right Moo Believers! –Check out the newest video released by the shadowy Powers That Be behind Dairycon!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpjvhoQntI[/youtube]


Dairycon Exclusive Reveal!

New Dairycon Exclusives revealed! We’ve been informed of even *MORE* Dairycon exclusives for this year’s event!

In no specific order:

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
Name: Nemesis Heffer
Allegiance: Shattered Moo-niverse
Function: Evil Counterpart
Quote: Tarnation! This is some Ruff Stuff right here!"
Profile:
When Dairycon shattered into the Moo-niverse, this doppleganger of evil crossed over. Different from HEFFER in nearly every possible way, he has been sent by the Dark Master to gather artifacts of incredible power and destroy the Dairycons in the process.
Abilities:
Incredibly smart, talkative, and powered by the Dark Energies, NEMESIS HEFFER utilizes Heff-mounted weapons to deliver a powerful attack. With (Secret) and (Secret), commands a drone army of thousands. Uses the dark energy to corrupt others to his master's cause. Unlike other ground-based altmode Dairycons, Nemesis Heffer has the ability to fly.
Weaknesses:
Cannot spend much time in the Dairycon Classicverse without succumbing to the Light. Would be rendered powerless if HEFFER can gather the artifacts and defeat him in-time. His attempt to disguise himself as a popular Micromaster will likely backfire.


Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
Allegiance: Dairycon
Name: Washout
Function: Military Intelligence
Quote: "I am NOT an oxymoron!"
Profile:
Hero. Villian. Savior. These and more apply. His history as a high-ranking member of the cybertronian military is obscured, as is his time as a mercenary. Little is known about his past beyond his time with the Dairycons, serving as a friend to Bunny Convoy (and more recently his heroic sacrifice to defeat the world-devourer.) Brought back to life by Hi-Q for reasons yet unknown, Washout will do his best to fight the good fight - at least, until bar time.
Abilities:
Washout is a formidable weapon, both in body and mind. Belives a mission's success lies in its planning. Transforms into an armored tank. Can fire photon missles with pinpoint accuracy. Remembers battles long past and crafts future strategy accordingly. A relentless fighter. Few can withstand the onslaught.
Weaknesses:
Getting sloshed on a semi-regular basis is Washout's only true weakness. If he can lay off the energon, he can usually focus on the task at hand. on the task at hand. Recurring processor glitch sometimes robs him of his short-term memory.


Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
[/quote]Allegiance: Dairycon
Name: Scoot
Function: Materials Engineer
Quote: "Diecast construction...it's a lost art."
Profile:
The Dairycons' resident inventor. Grudgingly admits to being an 'old school' transformer. Prefers the old technology, even while mastering the new.
Abilities:
Highly dexterous. Can manipulate materials and sparks with forcefields built-in to his hands. Dual-robot-mode allows him choice of either a stable platform or greater speed.
Weaknesses:
Believes that the mind of a transformer is more important than its body. As such, he's more of a thinker than a soldier. This can be mistaken for cowardice by his enemies.[/quote]


Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
Allegiance: MachineRobo
Name: ReCyKill
Function: High Protector
Quote: "Why do they keep killing me off?"
Profile:
Boundless pride, ego and ambition describe ReCyKill. Once content with obscurity, his constant reincarnation in other series have sparked his desire to return to power. Although he seems to be quite at home in the role of a brutal, ambitious warlord and would be world-conqueror, the moment he gets started with his diabolical plans, something catastrophic happens (Scoot steals his power suit, the entire universe is in peril, causing a team-up with his foes, or worse, someone kills him with his own weapon.) His recent stop in the Dairycon Universe has only worsened his situation.
Abilities:
As a main character in a once-popular series, ReCyKill has the ability to come back. Thwart his plans for world domination and he'll come back with a new plan the next day. Toss him in a smelting pool and he'll come back in another series, sporting his signature color scheme. Able to survive an almost cartoon-quality amount of damage and humiliation.
Weaknesses:
See Strengths. And Profile.



Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
Allegiance: Evil Dairycon
Name: Combat Hero
Function: Gladiator
Quote: "The jail you planned for me is the one you're going to rot in."
Profile:
A former high-ranking officer in the Cybertonian Forces. COMBAT HERO made his way up thru the rank and file. Believes in lasting peace thru the use of tyranny. An incident of rebellion against high command led to his discharge and imprisonment. With the aid of ReCyKill, COMBAT HERO escaped the Big Max prison and is currently at-large.
Abilities:
COMBAT HERO is a formidable weapon, both in body and mind. Belives a mission's success lies in its planning. Transforms into an armored tank. Can fire photon missles with pinpoint accuracy. Controls a number of earth-based clones of himself. Remembers battles long past and crafts future strategy accordingly. A relentless fighter.
Weaknesses:
Chafed under high commands' rule. Notoriously short-temper; incompetent underlings really grind his gears. As a result, his plans to lead a Dairycon uprising will likely fail.



Even the Cheesehead Garrison Members recently got their 2013 exclusive announced!
Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement!
Allegiance: Cheesehead Garrison
Name: PewtaR-2D2 ('pewtartoo')
Function:Royal Astromech Sewing Droid
Quote: "Beep. Seriously? That's how I talk? Beep?"
Profile:
A Royal Sewing Astromech in the Queens service. Responsible for hemming and adjusting of various complicated dresses. One of the earliest models in the series; has served faithfully the Royal Family of Naboo for many years. Along with his faithful counterpart, Sew-3P0, was instrumental in getting the Queen's gown ready for the Royal ball.
Abilities:
Sewing skills are required for much of PUR2's work, but design, fabrication and even metal casting can come into play. Known best for dressmaking, gown design, handbag making and mending of zippers. PU-R2 can also work with highly specialized garments, such as bulletproof vests.
Weaknesses:
Sometimes his bobbin jams, rendering him inert for hours.


And that’s not even all of them! There are *STILL* figures and accessories to yet be announced! :D


BREAKING NEWS!

We’ve learned that there will be a booth, with displays of various 3rd Party companies' products, including many already available & upcoming releases!

We've been informed that there will be some never-before-seen Prototypes on display!

With such names as Dr Wu, Maiden Japan, Transformazing, Perfect Effect, Unique Toys, KFC, & More!!!!

We’re excited to learn more about this & share it with you all, both in person & online!

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...Transmission recieved from 'Moo Base 3'. Dairycon designate 'Minerva' acknowledged. Transmission commences:

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! Computer, we're nearly on top of the location. Can you get a better scan of the disturbance now?

...Scan shows insubstantial matter forms, of a Terran 'donkey' appearance.

Re: Dairycon 2013 Announcement! Shadows of the thought-destroyed pawn of Unicron, shattered into little fragments of the original? My gods, My Little ASS-09’s! ...Computer, dispatch the Reinforcements from Dairycon to location 'Moo Base 3'; we've got a Priority Alert. We're going to need to contact the Commander!


Transmission Ends

Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Creator Commentary from John Barber

Transformers News: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Creator Commentary from John Barber
Date: Wednesday, January 16th 2013 9:12pm CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers Facebook Page

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The official Transformers facebook page has shared the Creator Commentary for Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker. Writer John Barber shares his thoughts on the first five pages. We've mirrored the commentary below for those without facebook access.


Re: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Preview
PAGE 1- Thundercracker is with a group of Decepticons who appear to be looking for Metroplex. What was your motivation to tie this story into recent events involving Metroplex from TRANSFORMERS: AUTOCRACY and the MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE and ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Annuals?

JOHN BARBER: Well, as much as this story is a nice, self-contained war-era Thundercracker story, it also plays into the bigger picture of what’s happening in the ongoing ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE stories. It was important to writer James Roberts (who’s writing three of the other SPOTLIGHT comics) and I—and Nick Roche, when he wrote SPOTLIGHT: MEGATRON—that these stories have an impact on the continuing Transformers comics—and to each other.

This story in particular continues a thread that James started in the SPOTLIGHT: ORION PAX comic last month–that Thundercracker and a few other Decepticons on Metroplex’s tail. Except now they’ve had it confirmed that Metroplex is real. You don’t have to have read that other SPOTLIGHT—I mean, you should, it’s a good comic—but you don’t have to read it. There are just some threads that will weave in and out of all of the spotlights. This page, in particular, was also an opportunity to sort of line up some of the things we’d learned about Metroplex and the other Titans, from various comics. Clarify everything, to some degree, and make sure everybody sees how it coheres.

Also, it was cool to get to see Chee draw these guys crawling around, looking for stuff. Chee and I worked together on an issue of TRANSFORMERS: SECTOR SEVEN a few years ago, and it was great to work with him again. He’s a master of clear storytelling, and I love the visual quality he brings to the ’bots. They’re not shiny and smooth—they’re kinda scraped-up and lived-in.

Re: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Preview
PAGE 2- Thundercracker and the Decepticons continue their search for Metroplex. How’d you find the challenge of writing Thundercracker, a Decepticon who necessarily doesn’t want to be one?

JOHN BARBER: I think that reluctance is a defining characteristic of him, yet we know he goes on to remain a loyal Decepticon for millions of years after the end of this issue. What I wanted to show here was a key moment of decision for him—when the doubts start creeping in about the Decepticon methods, if not the ultimate goals. He tries to tell himself the mission is more important than his own morality, but I think it’s eating at him a little. It’ll eat at him more as the story goes on.

We see him looking at Autobots and Decepticons as individuals throughout the story—like, he bristles a little at his commanding officer, and during the story he gains a grudging respect for at least one Autobot. I think that’s the key to him—he sees the two sides as made up of individuals, some good and some bad, and over the centuries that wears away his allegiance to a symbol or a movement.

Re: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Preview
PAGE 3- Back story on Metroplex and the Metrotitans, along with a link to SPOTLIGHT: ORION PAX. How much trading/give or take did you have to do with James Roberts (SPOTLIGHT: ORION PAX writer) to tie your story’s together and potentially have then read as a single narrative?

JOHN BARBER: That was the plan from the beginning. He used a couple characters in ORION PAX that I thought would be good to use here, picking up on their lives after some time had passed. And there were a couple characters that had shown up here, that wound up in Orion Pax. It was a pretty natural collaboration. We were each building forward and back from ideas we each had.

Re: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Preview
PAGE 4- More backstory on Metroplex and what happened to him after AUTOCRACY. With all of this new information we are getting on the Titans, is there still plenty more to tell with these giant race of Cybertronians?

JOHN BARBER: Yeah—definitely more to come with the Titans. As you may guess, something big is on the horizon with them… They’re huge and dangerous and mysterious and lots of people seem interested in them. So, yeah, there’s definitely more to tell, and more to be revealed about what’s happened in the past.

Re: Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker Preview
PAGE 5- Thundercracker heads back to his home base. We haven’t seen him appear in either of the ongoing comic book series, since the “Chaos” storyline in 2011. Any chance he could reappear, and will his choices in this issue have lasting consequences?

JOHN BARBER: Thundercracker didn’t return to Cybertron with most of the other Cybertronians—and this is something we’ll see a little of in SPOTLIGHT: BUMBLEBEE in March. So what he’s been doing, how he’s been keeping busy… all of that hasn’t been revealed yet. I say “yet,” so, yeah, I think his story is far from over.

I will hint that there’s a character in SPOTLIGHT: THUNDERCRACKER who isn’t Thundercracker (or an obvious pick like Bumblebee or Metroplex or Bludgeon) who’s going to play a pretty big role in the Transformers comics in the next year or so…

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012

Transformers News: Creative Roundup, October 21 2012
Date: Sunday, October 21st 2012 2:52am CDT
Category: Transtopia
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And we're back again for another fun trip through our Transtopia Forums!

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THE HELP DESK

TulioDude is looking for some advice on scratch-building. If you have any advice please give him a hand!

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CUSTOMIZATIONS

robotmel brings us something different this week as he showcases a custom designed display case!

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


We welcome mptiger4 to the forums who also brings something different in the form of Omega Syntax Triple Changer

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


Jin Saotome returns with a new take, and a rather boom stick, for Generations Cliffjumper.

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


Wraith Verge modifies G1 Prime's laser rifle

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


Wheeljack-S70 introduces us to a modern version of the Throttlebot Freeway

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


Evil_the_Nub modifies TF:Prime Airachnid

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


And last but not least we soundtron12 leaves a few pipes dirty to bring us FOC Jazz made from pipe cleaners.

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


FAN ARTWORK

M3Gr1ml0ck brings us the first 12 pages of Wrath of Ages #4

Creative Roundup, October 21 2012


Check back again in 7 days for the next round up! And feel free to share your own work!

Creative Round, August 19 2012

Transformers News: Creative Round, August 19 2012
Date: Sunday, August 19th 2012 4:20am CDT
Category: Transtopia
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After a week's break we're back with your weekly round up from Seibertron.com's Transtopian Forums!

CUSTOMIZATIONS

CycL3Bot-'[O.o]' updates his custom weaponized DOTM Roadbuster

Creative Round, August 19 2012


frenzy_rumble brings us a second rendition of Warpathbased on Marvel Crossover's Hulk.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


ghost_l2yder gives us a solution for that hard to find Beast Wars X-9 Ravage, build your own!

Creative Round, August 19 2012


xyl360 brings us the figure that should have been released, Transmetal Scorponok!

Creative Round, August 19 2012


Rodimal Toyota brings version 1 of Movie Verse Optimus Prime and trailer.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


Hip-Hoptimus Rime beefs up WFC Megatron by giving him a new arm cannon in the form of FOC Shockwave

Creative Round, August 19 2012

He also brings us slight modifications to Kreo Starscream and Megatron.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

caked-up customizes DOTM Shockwave.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

Doubledealer93 is back again this week to bring us a small mod to TF Prime Starscream.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

He also touches up DOTM Sentinel Prime.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


xaviercal takes a trip into the Shattered Glass universe and brings back Shattered Glass Movie Ultra Magnus.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


Wheeljack-S70 unleashes Wreckers IronFist

Creative Round, August 19 2012


bumble_bee_68 modifies FOC Shockwave.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


News Crew member Blurrz is back this week as well with his latest creation, TF Prime Solus Prime.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


We welcome Solarstorm3 to the forums this week as they bring us their Modernised Trypticon

Creative Round, August 19 2012

astig looks to fill a gap in their Classics collection with their very own Arcee!

Creative Round, August 19 2012


leobreaker1977 brings us FOUR contributions as well this week. First up, G2 Animated Grimlock.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

He then brings us Shattered Glass WFC Megatron.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

Next up, Classics R.E.V.

Creative Round, August 19 2012

And last but not least, First Edition Wingblade Optimus Prime.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


DreamersImperial gives PRID Cliffjumper a make over.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


Wreckgar brings us CHUG Wildrider

Creative Round, August 19 2012


alanyap breaks out the building blocks to bring us Lego Neo Sunstreaker.

Creative Round, August 19 2012


And rounding out the week from Transformermegazord is a YouTube video of their WFC FOC Metroplex.




FAN ARTWORK

M3Gr1ml0ck updates Paradise Lost and Unknown Soldiers.

Galvanitro also updates us with the on-going Transformers Legacy:Operation Dark Heart project.


BeastProwl brings us Kreon Hot Rod

And Noideaforaname brings us Kreon styled Tripedicus.


FAN FICTION

#Sideways# gives us Chapter 10 of Transformers Rise of the Reanimated.


And BeastProwl gives us True Peace.


And that's it for the week folks! Check back next time for some more awesome creativity!

Shout! Factory powers into San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

Transformers News: Shout! Factory powers into San Diego Comic-Con 2012!
Date: Thursday, June 21st 2012 4:25pm CDT
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SHOUT! FACTORY POWERS
INTO COMIC-CON™ INTERNATIONAL 2012
WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, ICONIC POP CULTURE BRANDS AND A SPECIAL PANEL EVENT CELEBRATING THE SERIES THAT STARTED
A GLOBAL POP CULTURE PHENOMENON, POWER RANGERS

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Putting the Pop in Your Culture One Disc at a Time at Shout! Factory’s Booth # 3849

Shout! Factory makes its mark at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 with a dynamic line-up, featuring an exclusive panel event, a showcase of upcoming home entertainment juggernauts, Comic-Con exclusive items, daily prize sweepstakes, collectible giveaways, surprise star appearances, and interactive fan activities at the Shout! Factory booth (#3849 on the main convention floor). Fan favorite stars scheduled to attend at this time include: Tom Kenny (Marvel’s The Super Hero Squad Show, Rocko’s Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants), Sumalee Montano (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, ER), Josh Keaton (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Tania Gunadi (TRANSFORMERS PRIME, Aaron Stone), Paul Schrier (Power Rangers), among other notables.

For 19 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan-favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide. Loyal fans and Comic-Con attendees will not want to miss this year’s highly sought-after panel event POWER RANGERS: 20 Years and Beyond on Thursday, July 12 at 2 PM (Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Indigo Room). As a special treat for fans of all ages, Saban Brands and Shout! Factory will officially kick off the 20th Anniversary celebration of Power Rangers with this highly anticipated panel discussion featuring members of the creative team, on-screen talent and other notables from the two-decade history of the series. The panel will dive into the evolution of the Power Rangers franchise over the years, including the long-awaited debut of the series on DVD and the show’s resurgence on Nickelodeon with Power Rangers Super Samurai and much, much more! Moderated by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory DVD producer), panelists include Elie Dekel (President of Saban Brands), actor Paul Schrier (who played “Bulk” in the original series and in the current production), writer and supervising producer Tony Oliver (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), as well as other key talent and members of the creative team.

Putting the Pop in Your Culture at Shout! Factory Booth #3849
It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Shout! Factory booth. Poised to whet the appetites of Comic-Con attendees and pop culture enthusiasts, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase a variety of upcoming and current home entertainment product lines. Stars and surprised special VIP guests will be on-hand at the booth for autograph signings, daily prize sweepstakes, fan interactive activities and more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth #3849, is back at Comic-Con this year with a sumptuous selection of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Complete Series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME – One Shall Stand, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, Marvel Knights Animation Astonishing X-MEN: Torn, The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV and much more!

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

SPECIAL SIGNING SCHEDULE & APPEARANCES
AT SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#3849)

Preliminary schedule. * Additional VIP appearances will be announced next few weeks.

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM TRANSFORMERS PRIME voice cast signing
Sumalee Montano -TRANSFORMERS PRIME - ARCEE
Josh Keaton - TRANSFORMERS PRIME – Jack
Tania Gunadi - TRANSFORMERS PRIME - Miko

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tom Kenny
Meet renowned actor Tom Kenny for special signings of Marvel Animation’s The Super Hero Squad Show, and Rocko’s Modern Life DVDs.

SHOUT! FACTORY’S COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Come by to get your very own My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding tiara with a text-in code to get a personalized greeting from the bride & groom! My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding debuts on DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series DVD Box Set
Get this 19-DVD box set Comic-Con Exclusive version only at the Shout! Factory booth! Featuring all 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. In-depth bonus content includes retrospective featurettes, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more!











SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINE HIGHLIGHTS
AT 2012 COMIC-CON™ INTERNATIONAL

POWER RANGERS
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks.

Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes a cornucopia of home entertainment offerings, many of which have never been released on DVD, starting with the original series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Through unprecedented access to Saban Brands’ vast archive of content, many of these DVD collections produced by Shout! Factory boast extensive bonus materials and collectible packaging, making them must-haves for loyal fans and collectors.

MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ROYAL PONY WEDDING
Love is in the air… it’s time to celebrate a royal wedding! My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is coming to DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding features 5 episodes that every pony will love, including “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1,” “A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2,” “Hearts And Hooves Day,” “Sweet & Elite” and “The Best Night Ever.” Coloring sheets and 2 sing-a-longs are included as bonus features!

TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND
This summer, get ready for a special presentation of TRANSFORMERS PRIME for home entertainment. On July 31, 2012, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will debut the TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND DVD, featuring the compelling story behind the most iconic AUTOBOT ever, OPTIMUS PRIME, and an epic tale of deception, sacrifice, loyalty and triumph. Produced by Hasbro Studios, ONE SHALL STAND highlights the story that spanned the first two seasons of the acclaimed CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, which currently airs on The Hub television network in the U.S and Teletoons in Canada. This action-packed story arc is edited together in a seamless, riveting special presentation for this home entertainment release. Packed with exciting bonus content, the TRANSFORMERS PRIME – ONE SHALL STAND DVD delivers spectacular CGI animation and captivating family entertainment for all ages. TRANSFORMERS PRIME boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Ernie Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, John Noble, among other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline serving as executive producers.





MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN
The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers) and John Cassaday (Captain America, Planetary) return for more action on home entertainment shelves this summer in Astonishing X-Men: Torn! Comic book pages from the third story arc of this acclaimed series by one of Marvel’s greatest collaborations between Whedon and Cassaday come alive when Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, unleash the highly anticipated ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN on DVD August 14, 2012. This DVD invites viewers to delve deep inside the imaginative world of the Marvel Universe. A must-have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style packaging that bridges the comic book-to-DVD concept. Written by Joss Whedon with art by John Cassaday, Marvel Knights Animation’s ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN is produced by Atomic Cartoons.

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: SEASON THREE
On July 10, 2012, the beloved classic animated series JEM and The Holograms returns for its third and final season when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, present JEM and The Holograms: Season Three in a collectible 2-DVD set. Featuring all 13 original episodes from the complete third season, along with a special bonus feature Video Jukebox, the JEM and The Holograms: Season Three DVD set will be available in stores nationwide and is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $19.93. Who will win Jem’s affections? Will The Stingers buzz their way to the top of the music charts, or will The Misfits’ mischief and mayhem thwart their rise to superstardom? Find out now with this collection of the final episodes of the iconic JEM and The Holograms!

The series JEM and The Holograms ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to change from owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.

THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM: THE COMPELETE SERIES
The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series set contains all 32 episodes from the show’s three seasons, as well as several new bonus features, including a conversation with the writers and producers, digital and animated shorts, behind-the-scenes videos, audio commentaries with cast and crew, the cast and creators at 2007’s Comic-Con, the original pilot, audition videos, and more! Originally broadcast on Comedy Central from 2007-2010, The Sarah Silverman Program stars Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman (Bob’s Burgers), Brian Posehn (The Five Year Engagement), Steve Agee (2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings) and Jay Johnston (Bob’s Burgers).

TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION
Fans and collectors can bring home TRANSFORMERS: THE JAPANESE COLLECTION DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro. This is the rare Japanese trilogy that followed the popular “Generation 1” animated series. Available for the first time in North America, this 13-DVD box set is fully loaded with over 42 hours of entertainment, including all episodes that originally aired from the three Japanese series — Headmasters, Super-God Masterforce and Victory — each with their original Japanese audio tracks, English subtitles, and an art gallery.

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO – The Complete First Series (Generation 1)
Relive the original animated adventures of DUKE, SCARLETT, SNAKE EYES, FLINT, LADY JAYE and the rest of the team with G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – The Complete First Series DVD box set from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro. Fans can bring home this complete series of the original animated television show. This 16-disc box set of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero contains all 95 episodes of the original series.

STEVE NILES’ REMAINS
Reno may be the “Biggest Little City in the World,” but when a “Peace Bomb” nuclear test goes awry in the Nevada desert and turns most of the population into bloodthirsty zombies, the gambling Mecca becomes the biggest zombieland of all time in the highly popular apocalyptic thriller Steve Niles’ REMAINS. On August 7, 2012, Shout! Factory will unleash the UNCUT edition Blu-ray and DVD of Steve Niles’ REMAINS, jam-packed with special bonus content that includes audio commentary, the short film prequel Remains: Road to Reno, bloopers, trailers, Comic-Con teaser, and more! Based on the highly acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Steve Niles’ REMAINS is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the city’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. The movie stars Grant Bowler (Killer Elite, True Blood), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary), Evalena Marie (Are We There Yet?), Tawny Cypress (Rescue Me, Heroes) and Anthony Marks.

SECTOR 7
This summer, brace yourself for non-stop action, suspense and edge-of-your-seat thrills as something unknown strikes terror into our hearts from 8,000 feet under the deep sea. Shout! Factory just unleashed Korea’s first 3D sci-fi thriller SECTOR 7 on Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD, as well as on digital entertainment platforms. SECTOR 7 Blu-ray 3D includes the movie in high-definition 3D and on high-definition 2D. Both Blu-ray 3D and DVD editions boast English and Korean audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content. Starring popular international female action star Ha Ji-Won and directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, SECTOR 7 delivers blockbuster home entertainment, boasting fierce action, daring stunts and spectacular CG and 3D technology.


MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME XXIV
Put on your spacesuits and get ready for a summer vacation on the Satellite of Love! Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIV debuts on home entertainment shelves July 31. A must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike, this 4-DVD set features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: Fugitive Alien, Star Force: Fugitive Alien II, The Sword And The Dragon and Samson Vs. The Vampire Women. All new bonus features include: special introductions by Japanese cinema historian August Ragone, You Asked For It: Sandy Frank Speaks!, MST Hour Wraps, Life After MST3K: Frank Conniff, MST3K Shorts: Snow Thrills & A Date With Your Family, Lucha Gringo: K. Gordon Murray Meets Santo, and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.

SCREAM FACTORY™ HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERIES
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator and home entertainment provider of many memorable cult movie classics, Shout! Factory recently announced the launch of SCREAM FACTORY, a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history.

Debuting this September, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™ before. Titles include HALLOWEEN II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH; THEY LIVE from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine, THE FUNHOUSE from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish PHANTASM II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

HASBRO SINGAPORE AND RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE TO HOST FIRST EVER TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON CON IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Transformers News: HASBRO SINGAPORE AND RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE TO HOST FIRST EVER TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON CON IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Date: Wednesday, February 1st 2012 12:12pm CST
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HASBRO SINGAPORE AND RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE TO HOST
FIRST EVER TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON CON IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Hasbro to ‘Roll Out’ programmes to engage TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages



Singapore, 1 February 2012 – TRANSFORMERS mania is expected to hit a new high in Singapore and the region, with renowned branded play company, Hasbro (Singapore), and Singapore’s first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa (‘RWS’), jointly announcing that the RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON CON 2012 (‘Cybertron Con’) will be coming to Singapore this year, a first for Southeast Asia.

Held at the Resorts World Convention Centre from 11 to 14 March 2012, TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will be a TRANSFORMERS brand extravaganza for fans, with different exhibits and activities that promise to bring smiles from the neophytes to even the most avid TRANSFORMERS collectors and hobbyists.

Appearing at the convention will be Mr. Hideaki Yoke, who has built up a substantial fan following in his role as the lead designer of TRANSFORMERS figures in Takara Tomy.

“Following the TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con’s successful inaugural convention in Shanghai in 2010, Hasbro Singapore is thrilled to share the hugely popular TRANSFORMERS brand with fans in Singapore and around the region. With the recent launch of TRANSFORMERS The Ride, and TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon becoming the fourth highest grossing movie of all time at the global box office, it is a fantastic opportunity to bring this tremendous TRANSFORMERS event to Resorts World Sentosa, a destination resort that is very popular with tourists from the region” said Mr. Harland Chun, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific, Hasbro Singapore.

“The TRANSFORMERS brand continues to be a pop culture phenomenon with millions of fans all over the world. As such, we’re excited to welcome tens of thousands of fans to this unprecedented convention to celebrate the stories, characters, art, action figures and entertainment surrounding the popular property. TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con is about celebrating the love of the TRANSFORMERS brand with lifelong fans and new fans alike,” he added.

Together, RWS and Hasbro (Singapore) will help bring the global TRANSFORMERS phenomenon to fans in the region, and inject vibrancy into the tourism sector as the integrated resort continues to bring in world-class attractions and events.

Said Mr. Dennis Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Attractions, Resorts World Sentosa: “We have had a tremendous run since the launch of TRANSFORMERS The Ride at Universal Studios Singapore. Bringing TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con to Resorts World Sentosa is a natural step to take, considering the strong following of this global TRANSFORMERS phenomenon in Asia. We believe that the combination of the convention and the ride will complete the experience for any TRANSFORMERS fan.”

Paying tribute to the popular entertainment brand that has taken the world by storm through its animated TV series, comic book and movie franchise, the convention will feature an extensive display of TRANSFORMERS toys; cartoon animation and video games! The event will also highlight previously unreleased artwork, as well as workshops for aspiring designers.

To showcase the history of the brand, Hasbro will present an extensive collection of historical TRANSFORMERS items from throughout the brand’s 27 year history via a visually stunning exhibit. The exhibit will take fans through the chronological progression of the TRANSFORMERS brand, beginning with the classic ‘Generation 1’ era. As fans proceed through, they will be able to view extensive artwork and information about characters and stories from different eras of the brand from ‘Beast Wars’ to the most recent entertainment blockbuster movie and current ‘Transformers Prime’ animated series produced by Hasbro Studios.

Other than the historical retrospective, TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will feature a wide variety of displays, interactive experiences and special events. TRANSFORMERS brand leaders and designers will also be in attendance to meet with fans and attend special events and panel discussions.

Other special events and exhibits will include:

Panel Sessions with special guest, Mr. Hideaki Yoke and TRANSFORMERS brand experts from Hasbro;
A 22-foot tall OPTIMUS PRIME character statue, one of the largest TRANSFORMERS statues ever;
TRANSFORMERS drawing classes by top Hasbro artists (at select times);
Three-dimensional action figure dioramas capturing scenes from popular TRANSFORMERS entertainment including the blockbuster movies;
National ‘Fastest Fingers First’ Challenge, testing convention goers’ skills at converting TRANSFORMERS action figures from “robot” to “vehicle” modes.

Convention-goers can also expect to receive limited edition 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con souvenirs while supplies last, and see premium TRANSFORMERS collectibles. Hasbro will also display the latest line of TRANSFORMERS toys and products which will be available for purchase during the convention.

Tickets for the convention are priced at $12 for a Day Pass and $68 for a four-day VIP Pass. To complete the TRANSFORMERS experience, a special 3D2N TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con The Epic Battle Package – comprising hotel accommodation, a pair of one-day passes to Universal Studios Singapore, admission to the TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con 2012, and the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA) – has also been rolled out. Guests making reservations before 1 March 2012 will enjoy S$100 off the regular price of S$988. The Battle Pass, consisting tickets to Universal Studios Singapore and Cybertron Con, are also available at $77 (Adult), $62 (Child) and $48 (Senior Citizen).

Fans who wish to attend 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con are encouraged to reserve their packages and tickets fast through the Resorts World Sentosa website at http://www.rwsentosa.com, ticketing booths located at Universal Studios Singapore, RWS Ticketing and Membership Hub and MEMA, via reservation hotline +65 6577 8888, or through authorised travel agents now. Ticket sales begin from 3rd February 2012.

More information will be released closer to date. In the meantime, for more on 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con, please visit http://www.cybertroncon.com. Fans can also receive updates and take part in contests to receive exclusive prizes by joining the 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/transformerssingapore.


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