Transformers At The Moon has posted an extensive toy gallery of the Lucky Draw version of Transformers Animated Deluxe Class Bumblebee.
This is a campaign ran by TakaraTomy from the 18th September 2010 until 31st October 2010 at the Bic Camera and Edeon Group stores. To enter the campaign, you need only make a purchase of Transformers figures (except EZ Collection figures) worth more than Yen 3000. The winners, 20 from each chain, would go on to receive a silver chrome Transformers Animated Bumblebee.
I'll honestly admit it. I did not expect 2010 to be that strong of a year compared to 2009. Well I was completely wrong there. After living and breathing the Transformers lifestyle for the past 12 months, it feels like Transformers has gained a new level of popularity, and another level of excellence. 2011 brings mystique and new horizons. Yet if it's anything like 2010, then we are certainly in for one heck of a ride.
Can you believe it? We're about to enter the 27th year of the Transformers franchise! While franchises have become defunct, or have fallen off the face of the Earth, we have stood strong together. Certainly it hasn't always been pretty, take the transition from Generation One to Beast Wars, or the split-opinion on Michael Bay's Live-Action films as examples. However as a long-time fan and member of this site, as long as Transformers continues to be what it is - the heroic Optimus Prime fighting against all odds, or that joy you get when you open up toy packaging - then every year will be a great one.
Before we embark into 2011, I think it's suitable that we celebrate 2010. With that notion, I have the help of eight of my fellow staff members - Burn, Counterpunch, Dead Metal, Delicon, DevastaTTor, Diem, Mach, and Razorclaw0000. Before you get to know their Transformers tastes, let's get to know a little bit more about the people who help maintain Seibertron.com and assist this wonderful community!
I'm Blurrz, from the land they call Canada. Armada crazed, and you don't need to guess who my favorite Transformer is.
Burn is here to give us his "disgruntled" "I-like-my-TF's-as-bricks" opinion. We're not actually sure what he does on the staff though!
Counterpunch has a knack of making other people buy Transformers. He also keeps the forums safe with burning justice, or was that Punch?
Dead Metal is crazy, from Germany, and he helps out the news crew while most of us are fast asleep. Did I mention he's crazy?
Delicon is a humble Transformers fan from the Northeast United States. He keeps the news up and running.
DevastaTTor has this addiction to collect transforming plastic toys. You might have heard of it.
Diem spent most of the year in Takara territory, and made his way back to the US later on. He got married this year, so congratulations!
Mach keeps the news looking mighty fine from Singapore. He's an Optimus Prime fanatic, he probably has more blue and red trucks than you!
Razorclaw0000 is a big contributer on the News Crew, and still has the time to maintain one of the most comprehensive Mini-con collections in the world!
Now that you know a little more about the staff, here's how we're going to reflect on 2010. We're each picking our favorite candidate for the following categories listed below. Once you're done reading our input, we'd like to see yours by replying in the forums through the 'Discuss This Topic' link above. If you are interested in one of our many different selections, links will be provided to galleries of the featured toys so you can follow along!
The Transformers Figure of the Year
Favorite Toy Line of 2010
Favorite Transformers: Generations Figure
Favorite Power Core Combiners Figure
Favorite 2010 Movie Line Figure
Favorite 2010 Animated Figure
Favorite 2010 BotCon Exclusive Figure
Favorite 2010 Non-BotCon Exclusive Figure
Favorite 2010 Third Party Figure
Favorite Transformers-Related Moment of 2010
What you are looking forward to with Transformers in 2011
So hide your Starscreams, hide your Bumblebees, and hide your Megatrons, 'cause they are certainly going to be jealous when they look at our selections. 2010, through the eyes of the staff of Seibertron.com.
You'll find our selections, comments and funnies for 2010 in the forums!
We hope you enjoy our review and favorites of 2010. May your 2011 be full of joy, love, excitement, good health, and more Transformers!
You may not be working for the next few days, but Seibertron.com certainly is! We're continuing to bring you the most comprehensive galleries on the net, and the latest addition is an elusive Takara exclusive, Transformers Animated (Black) Optimus Prime. This figure was only available at various Transformers Museums in Japan back in October. Following the trend of black Optimus Prime repaints, this figure is decked in the darker color scheme, but still remains loyal to the Autobot cause. Certainly a rarity, you'll find this figure available for purchase at site sponsor BigBadToyStore. Check out the gallery by clicking the link or pictures below!
Older G1 fans may remember the Marvel Transformers Universe Series (Transformers A to Z in the UK) which showed Bob Budiansky's full bios for characters rather than the truncated versions seen on the Tech Specs. However a few characters slipped through the gap and never had their bios published. Over at Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax the full bios for Swerve, Roadbuster, Hubcap and the Deluxe Insecticons can finally be seen!
For over a decade, Broadcaster YTV was responsible for getting Transformers to Canadians. The torch has been passed it seems, as Teletoon will be the ones to air Transformers: Prime in 2011. In their 'Retro' channel, Transformers: Generation One episodes still air daily. On January 9th, Canadians can catch the premiere of Transformers: Prime. Check out Teletoon's Transformers: Prime portal here!
Seibertron.com - The Ultimate Transformers Resource!
Last week, we featured a story about one of the rare pieces of Transformers history posted to the Disciples of Boltax Blog; the Hasbro Briefing Binder for the 1986 animated, feature film. The binder, a collection of artwork, character bios, product images, and additional notes, was given to Ron Friedman, writer of the 1986 film, to assist him during the creation of the movie's storyline. On Thursday, Jim Sorenson updated the blog with two more downloadable PDFs, both installments coming from the same tab in the Binder. Some interesting bits of information from this latest update include:
- Jetfire was originally named Fireball and was originally going to be the Autobot Aerospace Commander.
- According to the document, Sludge was originally named Piledrive.
- The binder included images of Takara's Dinosaur Robo box art for four of the original Dinobots. Swoop was not included.
Jim has been gracious enough to let us mirror these latest updates to our Seibertron.com servers for easy access for our members and guests.
Part One can be accessed HERE.
Part Two can be accessed HERE.
The original post on the Disciples of Boltax site can be viewed by clicking HERE.
Our friends at The Hub have let us know that they posted a new promo video of Transformers Prime on The Hub’s YouTube page for this week’s primetime encore presentation of “Transformers Prime.” You can check it out below!
The Hub wrote:The Hub presents an encore presentation of the recent successful five-part mini-series of the Hub Original Series, "Transformers Prime."
Begins Monday, December 13 - Thursday, December 16, 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET. The back-to-back episodes will have same-day repeats at midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET. Tune in!
Turner Kids’ Services throughout the U.K., Spain, Scandinavian Countries And the Middle East to Carry the Popular Series starting in summer 2011
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), and Turner Broadcasting, EMEA, have agreed to a programming deal covering four key properties including Transformers Prime, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, Pound Puppies and My Little Pony. Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis and Turner Broadcasting’s Chief Content Officer Michael Carrington made the announcement today.
“The strong reception around the world for our branded shows underscores our team’s success in developing content that resonates with audiences internationally. We are thrilled to be working with Turner to make our shows available to audiences throughout these key territories.”
The agreement, which runs throughout the U.K., Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Middle East, will start in summer 2011. Turner Broadcasting will carry episodes of the four popular animated series on its Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito kids’ services. Additionally, they will appear on Turner’s Cartoon Network Arabic in the Middle East and Boing in Spain.
Michael Carrington, Chief Content Officer, Turner Broadcasting said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Hasbro on this exciting deal which brings a raft of new content to our network in a number of key markets. These shows are fantastic legacy brands which have been brought to life for new audiences and they are a welcome addition to our channel line-up.”
“Turner’s strong suite of channels will be an ideal home for our new animated series in Europe —all re-invented, re-imagined and re-ignited from our stable of well-known brands,” Davis said. “The strong reception around the world for our branded shows underscores our team’s success in developing content that resonates with audiences internationally. We are thrilled to be working with Turner to make our shows available to audiences throughout these key territories.”
About Turner Broadcasting System Europe:
Turner Broadcasting delivers some of the world’s most successful and well-known news and entertainment brands – CNN, Cartoon Network, CN Too, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and Adult Swim. The company now broadcasts 21 entertainment channels in 17 languages across approximately 100 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With a rich history of innovation, Turner Broadcasting is continuing to push the boundaries of media being at the forefront of development with its brands via the web, VOD, DVD, gaming, mobile, merchandising, publishing and emerging platforms.
About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based production division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). The studio develops and produces shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and GI JOE; delivers new branded content; and produces programs from top third-party content creators. Many of these shows will run on The Hub, a television network for children and their families that was re-branded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, as well as on multiple channels in international markets. The Hub is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).
We received the following message from Hasbro yesterday morning which addressed conflicting reports about the continuity of Transformers Prime, War for Cybertron, and Exodus. According to Hasbro, all 3 are part of the same continuity despite several conflicts from the Transformers Prime episodes.
Hasbro wrote:---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Subject: From Hasbro's Transformers brand
A question was recently posed to Hasbro’s UK office asking if the Transformers Prime television series and the Transformers War for Cybertron video game were in a connected continuity. Unfortunately the wrong answer was delivered and that answer has made its way to the fan community. The TRANSFORMERS brand team would like to confirm that Transformers War for Cybertron video game, Transformers Exodus novel, and the Transformers Prime television show are in the same aligned continuity. Hasbro is creating a single continuity to tell the bulk of our TRANSFORMERS stories going forward.
Please look for further details about the continuity plan and new projects over the next year.
on behalf of Hasbro, Inc.
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