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Short Preview of Last Stand of the Wreckers

Transformers News: Short Preview of Last Stand of the Wreckers
Date: Wednesday, December 30th 2009 4:16pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Chris Ryall

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For those of you waiting impatiently for IDW Publishing's debut of Nick Roche's Last Stand of the Wreckers, heres a little treat.

Editor Chris Ryall has updated his personal blog, RyallTime, with the previously seen cover art pages for the book along with what appears to be the first page of the interior for book #1.

You can check it out by clicking here.

Last Stand of the Wreckers is set to hit store shelves on January, 27th, 2010.

The Ark Addendum update: Rodimus Prime's extended transformation

Transformers News: The Ark Addendum update:  Rodimus Prime's extended transformation
Date: Tuesday, December 29th 2009 11:00am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Delicon | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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We'd like to thank our good friend Jim Sorenson for dropping us a line to inform us of yet another new post on his Disciples of Blotax blog.

Hey, fellas. Wanted to let you know that this week's The Ark Addendum is up over at boltax.blogspot.com. It's Rodimus Prime's extended transformation sequence.

Cheers and happy new year,
Jim


The Ark Addendum update:  Rodimus Prime's extended transformation

We have excerpted part of the image as a sneak preview, but to see the entire sketch, along with many other cool things, simply head over to Jim's blog.

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Seibertron.com talks to Hasbro and Activision about War For Cybertron

Transformers News: Seibertron.com talks to Hasbro and Activision about War For Cybertron
Date: Friday, December 18th 2009 12:10pm CST
Categories: Game News, Interviews, Media, People News, Site Articles
Posted by: Counterpunch | Credit(s): Hasbro, Activision

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Greetings Seibertron. Counterpunch here bringing word down from the mountain.

The Staff here at Seibertron.com was privileged to participate in a conference call with Aaron Archer of Hasbro and Activision regarding the upcoming War for Cybertron game that you may have seen in our recent news cycles.

We were given free reign to ask questions and pry for information on your behalf and over the course of the interview found out some interesting and intriguing information. The conversation was free-flow and just presenting the questions as they were flatly asked would not really give you the same information that this article presentation will. A lot of what was said, wasn't said and knowing what was repeated or had emphasis placed upon it is just as important as the straight answer to the question. I will do my best to provide summary of the important topics and then I will simply bullet-point any other information that did not fit easily elsewhere.

Seibertron.com talks to Hasbro and Activision about War For Cybertron

The Backstory
This is a project that has been in development since 2007. Hasbro indicated to us, that the idea is to create a more linear story and that the game as a story-telling device is a "jumping off point". Specifically, they stated that the events of the game will live longer/carry-on past the life of the game itself. The basis of the story is the Cybertron Civil War. From our conversation and our inference at what was said, it appears that they are finally telling that part (the pre-Earth, Civil War) of the Transformers mythos the way they want it to be told. The word "canon" was used several times as we discussed this and when asked if this game/story was creating a canonical back-story for G1 ... we were not told "no". Of course, over the years, it has seemed that Hasbro has been careful to never truly define certain things, the origin of Prime, origin of the Constructicons, etc. The feeling that I and others had was that the plan was to tell a Cybertronian Civil War back story ... and if it so happens to make perfect sense as the canon G1 Civil War story ... well, that's how it is. Repeatedly, we were told that the effort is to tell great stories. Specifically, we were told that "Canon is a good word ... " I'm not sure there's a G1 fan out there who wouldn't consider the Transformer's Civil War Story to be the kind of great story they've been waiting on for years.

So, what else? What other specifics can we give? The story will be set on Cybertron. The Civil War will be hot and volatile. This will be the story of the Autobots and Decepticons before they left for Earth, before they really even know of other races. The setting and visualizations of Cybertron will be new and different. The one resounding piece of information seemed to be that this game will have a significant impact on the life and direction of the franchise over the next few years.

Toys
I know you all want to know about this, but there's not much to discuss. They weren't allowed to talk about the product yet. However, things that they aren't allowed to talk about are still things that exist. So, we know that there will be corresponding toys to the story and game.

Seibertron.com talks to Hasbro and Activision about War For Cybertron
(Click on the above image to view a 3000 pixel version)

The Game
The game itself is scheduled for a 2010 release date. Judging from the time it takes other games to hit the market, my personal opinion is that we'll see it sometime in late Fall or Winter of 2010. It seems to me that a summer release would be ambitious. We were told that the game platform provides for a very sizable audience for this story. The use of games as story platforms has taken off in recent years and seems to be in line with Hasbro's expansion of the brand ideal. The focus on gameplay discussion centered around the intensity of the combat and situation on Cybertron. This was described to us as a "Gamer's Game". The presentation of the in-game story is set to have dark overtones with large scale impact. Specific information on the game such as the number of playable characters or names of individual characters was not available for release yet. Along side this information becoming public, Activision plans on releasing a significant amount of assets (rendered pictures) and press info on Wednesday. At this point, we were told that on-line multi-player aspects of the game are key and are recognized as important play elements.

Other Information of Interest
* When asked if this game/story was meant to be the filler between now and Transformers 3, the answer was a fairly strong, "no". The movie universe was described as its own separate entity, which of course we all realize. The point seemed to be, that this storytelling event via the game and the things that are to come after it are not just distractions to hold us over until the next film, but are instead the firm foundations of the next few years of the franchise.

* Hasbro is co-developing the story alongside Activision. Creative control seems to be something that they are paying close attention to. Statements such as "We're really looking to leverage what's happened before" and "This era in Transformers is full of opportunity" show that the development teams on both sides are really looking into the things that long time fans have been after in regards to the story elements. We were told that "Anything that's taken place on Cybertron has been mostly in comics" and that they were eager to explore this new venue.

* The story and the game are not movie based.

* Character identity appears to be a recognized issue. If you've seen the pictures for Optimus Prime in the game, you will automatically recognize him. For core characters, the design teams are taking visual cues from those characters across the continuum of Transformers History. After all, most of the G1 gang did not have the most flattering Cybertronian modes when you think back on it.

* When asked if any of the design work borrowed from Transtech (because elements of the new Prime model do reference it ...) we were flatly told that Transtech hasn't been discussed in the office in 10 years (we know that's an exaggeration, but the point remains the same). I could hear the dreams of some of you shattering right there and then.

* Hasbro paid some genuine complements to High Moon in regards to the character designs.

* An emphasis on bringing some very obscure characters into focus for this story was highlighted to us. While no one was specifically named, we were told that they were referring to characters that hardcore, long-time fans would be interested in seeing.

Thanks for reading. I will be around to take questions on any of this, to clear it up, or to speculate along side you. I'm sure Seibertron, First Gen, and Mkall will also be happy to add their input into the discussion.

Thanks go out to Hasbro as well as Activision for making this possible and for reaching out to the community. It is greatly appreciated.

Transformers 3 Is looking for help. Could it be you?

Transformers News: Transformers 3 Is looking for help. Could it be you?
Date: Wednesday, December 16th 2009 7:59am CST
Categories: Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Shootfortheedit.com

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Another blog update has been posted over at Shoot For The Edit by Site Administrator Nelson. Looks like they need help and they're asking you for it:

We are looking for the best Pre-viz animators to help build the team for Transformers 3. Maya expertise is a must.

Please email your resume in Word or PDF format along with the URL of your reel to the web master.


So Seibertronians, are any of you graphics specialists? This could be a big opportunity to get on team Transformers 3!

Seibertron.com, bringing you the news you want first.

Game Informer Takes on High Moon in Transformers Trivia Showdown

Transformers News: Game Informer Takes on High Moon in Transformers Trivia Showdown
Date: Tuesday, December 15th 2009 9:13pm CST
Categories: Editorials, Game News, Media, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Game Informer

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Continuing the month long coverage of Activision's upcoming game Transformers "War for Cybertron", Game Informer has posted a video of staffers of GI versus High Moon's Dave Cravens, Cinematics Director of the game, in a Transformers Trivia Showdown!

Who wins this battle, you'll have to watch the video to determine that, but it is comforting to see that one of the main people behind the creation of the already highly anticipated game is a Transformers fan first. Check out the video here.

Keep your optics locked right here at Seibertron.com for all the latest news on Transformers War For Cybertron!

Ark Addendum Update: Apache helicopter from Masterforce

Transformers News: Ark Addendum Update: Apache helicopter from Masterforce
Date: Tuesday, December 15th 2009 4:31pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Delicon | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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Our good friend Jim Sorenson contacted us to let us know of some new character models you can find on his Disciples of Boltax blog. This time, an Apache helicopter from Masterforce is featured.

Courtesy of his blog, we'll let Jim explain the models further for you.

Well, after three weeks (and eight pages) of Webworld, it's time for a change. I figured I'd get away from the US cartoon and look eastward. (Technically, it's more west for me since I'm in California, but, whatever.)

Masterforce! Masterforce was known for its heavy use of humans. That extends to the model packs as well. When the Destrons begin to make their presence on Earth felt, the military might of the Earth was turned against them ... to little effect, of course. Still, the brief combat gave us some gorgeous models, including this Apache helicopter.

It's actually quite break from the futuristic aesthetic of 2010 and Headmasters, much like the rest of the setting of Masterforce. It's also interesting how detailed they made the models. At seven drawings, that's as many as we get for almost any alternate mode. You don't see me complaining, anyway! Hope you enjoy!


To see all of the drawings and many more, simply visit http://boltax.blogspot.com/ or click here.

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Megan Fox wins award for best female performance ...

Transformers News: Megan Fox wins award for best female performance ...
Date: Monday, December 14th 2009 7:56am CST
Categories: Game News, People News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Transformers at the Moon

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... in a video game. Yes indeed the VGAs 2009 (short for Video Game Awards) have recently been held (12th of December) and Megan Fox won the VGA in the category Best Female Performance for her role in the game "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as British Transformers fan site Transformers at The Moon reports.
To see who else won a VGA just click here.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!

More Evidence To New Transformers Cartoon: Voice Casting

Transformers News: More Evidence To New Transformers Cartoon: Voice Casting
Date: Tuesday, December 8th 2009 10:49pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Moonbase2

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Casting has begun for a new Transformers cartoon slated for next year or sometime later. Rumors had previously been stirring that a new cartoon would be made next year for Hasbro's joint project with Discovery, and this just about proves them true.

Michael Bell (voice of Generation One Prowl and others) mentioned in an interview on Moonbase2 that he has indeed auditioned for a role in a new project, here. Generation One Arcee's voice, Susan Blu, was also mentioned to do casting.

Ark Addendum - Final Installment of Webworld

Transformers News: Ark Addendum - Final Installment of Webworld
Date: Tuesday, December 8th 2009 6:42pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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Transformers guru Jim Sorenson has posted the last update to the Ark Addendum "Webworld" series and has informed us for your viewing pleasure. This last update completes the 8 stage posting for the Webworld section of the Ark Addendum, giving us a look at Alya, the ultimate villains of the piece, who weaved the organic circuitry that makes up the living world that is Torkulon.

Here's a teaser pic for you:

Ark Addendum - Final Installment of Webworld

You can check out the full image along with all the details on it by clicking here.

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Michael McConnohie (voice of G1 Tracks and Cosmos) radio interview this Sunday

Transformers News: Michael McConnohie (voice of G1 Tracks and Cosmos) radio interview this Sunday
Date: Thursday, December 3rd 2009 6:43pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Press Releases
Posted by: Delicon | Credit(s): Sharon Dean, NDB Media

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We'd like to thank Sharon Dean, appearances manager for Michael McConnohie for sending us the following press release. Michael is best known to Transformers fans as the voice actor for Tracks and Cosmos from the G1 Transformers series that was produced by Sunbow.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - TRANSFORMERS VA MICHAEL McCONNOHIE RADIO INTERVIEW THIS SUNDAY

NDB Media (NDB Radio)in association with Voxworks, LTD

On December 6, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M. PDT

MICHAEL McCONNOHIE is a voice over actor who can be heard in movies such as The Andromeda Strain, Independence Day, Starship Troopers and Cloverfield.

He was four of the original Transformers (TRACKS, COSMOS, HOTSHOT, IRONHIDE) as well as a Gen 1 / RID writer and director.

He is currently World of Warcraft's Lich King and Disgaea's Captain Gordon with roles in Bleach, Naruto, Blue Dragon, Monster and more.

Michael is also in the new web based series Frontier Guard being produced by Hidden Frontier Productions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxga5QAgmxc

Join us for a special Sunday evening conversation on Blogtalkradio's NDB Media channel. Call-ins with questions for Michael are welcomed. (914) 338-0314 is the call-in line.

Contact:

Roger D. Noriega
mgr@noriega.biz
323-566-5925
Fax 323-357-3868

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ndbmedia
http://www.noriega.biz


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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
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