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Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013

Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013
Date: Sunday, December 8th 2013 3:21pm CST
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Comics Alliance

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Comics and media news website Comics Alliance has produced a number of lists of Best.. of 2013 items, including comic book covers and toys. Our favourite transforming robots take their place in two of them: Best Toys of 2013 and 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! Click on the links for the full features, and take a look below at what they have to say about Generations Metroplex and Masterpiece Soundwave.

Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013


When writing up our “Best Toys of 2013” list we were torn between giving the title to Hasbro/Takara’s humongous Metroplex or the equally awesome Masterpiece Soundwave. It was a tough call, so you’ll have to forgive us for relegating Soundwave’s current ultimate figure to the Gift Guide. Think of the inclusion of Soundwave and his compatible team of transforming cassette tape robots (Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble, Buzzsaw and Frenzy) here as a plug for the best Transformer you can buy someone this year… that’s shorter than 2 feet tall. Good luck finding one for its approximate $120 retail, however, as this SDCC 2013 debut/Toys “R” Us exclusive figure is now going for closer to $200 and higher online. One alternative is the less accessorized Takara version from Japan, or you can just bite the Energon cube and splurge for your favorite Transformer fan.


Transformers News: Transformers Feature Twice in Comics Alliance's Best of 2013


After seeing it up close at Toy Fair and going hands-on with Hasbro’s massive San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive version of Metroplex, CA can assure any fans on the fence about picking up the $125 retail version that it is, indeed, as substantial as it looks. At roughly 24.5″ tall in robot mode, Metroplex appropriately towers over every other Transformer EVER. Sure, he’s not in perfect scale with Hasbro and Takara’s more pocket-sized robots in disguise, but considering a 1:1 Metroplex would probably take up a full city block, this toy is about as good as it gets. Metroplex has a sturdy build despite its proportions and transforming it from a robotic warrior to two styles of battle station/cityscape is a relative snap. If anything, applying its dozens of decals is the most strenuous part of playing with Metroplex, but the stickers are still a nice bonus even if you’re as bad as popping them on as a certain CA Senior Editor.

BBTS Sponsor News: 6" Star Wars Black, TF Voyager, Black Friday Sale, Imports, Walking Dead & More

Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: 6" Star Wars Black, TF Voyager, Black Friday Sale, Imports, Walking Dead & More
Date: Tuesday, November 26th 2013 11:00pm CST
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: El Duque

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2014 STAR WARS BLACK 6" FIGURE SERIES 01 - CASE, SINGLES
The new Assortment includes Episode V Bespin Luke, an Episode IV Stormtrooper, Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi and Episode IV Han Solo. They are available as a Case of 4 at $79.99, or singly at $19.99 - $29.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... black%2001


TRANSFORMERS 2014 GENERATIONS VOYAGER SERIES 02 - CASE, SINGLE
Hasbro's new wave of Voyagers includes two of Whirl, and one each of Doubledealer and Springer. We have them listed as a Case of four for $89.99, with singles of Whirl at $29.99 and Doubledealer at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=14643


KFC PHASE ONE C: SURGEON
The Surgeon is a white and black redeco of the Mugan Scope figure with additional parts such as extra mini legs on the chest to approximate a certain mad doctor-esque figure from one of the recent films. This figure changes into a spark extractor and a tank, and is listed at $64.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BOOSTICUS KITS, KP-01 SHOULDER ADD-ONS FOR JAPANESE FIGURES
Four new upgrade items are on their way from two of the third party manufacturers. Keith's Fantasy Club is doing versions of their KP-01 UM and KP-01 OP Shoulder Add-Ons that fit with the decos of the Japanese versions of the figures, and these are listed at $16.99 each. X-Transbots has a new add-on set for one of the recent gestalt sets, and it comes in two color versions to match two of the ways the set was released; these sets are listed at $59.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=14615


DR. WU DW-TP10 FULL GEAR XMAS VERSION
This set includes a double-headed golden hammer with a translucent blue core as well as a silver blaster rifle with a translucent blue core. This set is limited to 300 pieces worldwide and is listed at $37.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


FIREFAIR FF-01 UPGRADE KIT
These flame parts go with a certain transforming Master dinosaur, and include a flame for his sword that can also be used as a jet of flames from his mouth, a fiery crown and two flame cover for his hands. It is listed at $15.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


KNEX ITEMS
We have a variety of new listings from KNEX. They include Nintendo, KISS, and the Beatles building sets so far, with prices ranging from $12.99 to $124.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... earch=KNEX


STAR WARS DARTH VADER GIANT PEZ
This large-scale dispenser gives whole rolls of Pez instead of single candies, and is topped by a giant Darth Vader head. It is listed at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW EXCLUSIVE IMPORT LISTINGS FROM BANDAI
A number of new items from Bandai Japan are ready for pre-orders. They include the Crazy Case Batmobile Tumbler iPhone 5 Case Exclusive at $114.99, two different 1/144 Scale HGUC Byarlant Custom 02 Kits at $74.99 each, a new SDX Knight Gundam Exclusive at $164.99, plus Ultraman, 1/100 Destiny Impulse Gundam, Kamen Rider Imperer and more.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=14594


SUPERMAN & BATMAN BOOKEND SET
Monogram has announced a new set of DC 7.5" bookends. They show Batman and Superman standing on gargoyle bases, and the set is listed at $49.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SONIC GENERATIONS DIORAMA
The original version of this piece shows the Modern Sonic on a snowboard with Classic Sonic on a skateboard, each on a ramp from the City Escape level of Sonic Adventure 2. This version is listed at $299.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


WWE 14" UNDERTAKER RESIN STATUE
This statue by McFarlane Toys comes with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity from Todd McFarlane and is made of cold-cast resin with an authentic piece of ring memorabilia. it is listed at $344.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


THE OTHER DOCTOR'S SONIC SCREWDRIVER
This new version of the Sonic Screwdriver comes from the Warrior Doctor seen in "The Day of the Doctor". It is listed at $32.99, $3 off the MSRP, and includes sound and light effects.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ROMPER ZOMBIES
These 8" urban resin figures of 3rd graders who have turned into zombies are ready to overrun your collection. You can choose from Andie, Bobbie, Colie and George, and each is listed at $12.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... r%20Zombie


1/6 SCALE WWII U.S. MILITARY MOTORCYCLE
This detailed 1/6 scale motorcycle has metal parts, moveable knob, pedal and more, a working kick stand and a working suspension, and is listed at $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail





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GI JOE SUBSCRIPTION FIGURES - WIDESCOPE, SKULLBUSTER
The SWAT K-9 Handler Widescope (with dog) and Cobra Range-Viper Commander Skullbuster are both in stock now. Each comes with multiple weapons and we have them listed at $49.99 for Widescope and $54.99 for Skullbuster.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... n%20Figure


THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES DELUXE 10" FIGURE - DARYL DIXON
The motorcycle-riding crossbow hunter from the TV show is now available in the form of this 10" figure from McFarlane Toys. He wears a removable poncho over his vest and also has his crossbow and a knife. This figure is listed at $32.99, $2 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


IRON PATRIOT 1/4 SCALE COLLECTIBLE BUST
A good-sized shipment of Hot Toys product has arrived at our warehouse. The first item is this 9" tall bust of the Iron Patriot from "Iron Man 3". It has a rotatable shoulder weapon and is listed at $109.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


1/6 SCALE MOVIE MASTERPIECE IRON MAN HALL OF ARMOR - SINGLE, 4-PACK
In addition to the previously-released 7-Pack, we now have the Hall of Armor display pieces in singles and 4-Packs. Each bay has stickers for the first 7 armors, so you can choose who goes in each, as well as LED lighting effects. We have the singles at $124.99 ($5 off the MSRP) and the Set of 4 at $434.99 ($35 off the MSRP).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... hot%20hall


"TERMINATOR 2" T-800 ENDO-ARM REPLICA
We have been able to restock this popular replica by Hollywood Collectibles. It is listed at $749.99 and includes a life-size replica of the robotic inner arm of the T-800 (24" tall) with a blue LED-lit base and acrylic cover. It is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


"UNDERWORLD" 1/4 SCALE LYCAN STATUE
This statue shows a gray-furred werewolf standing on top of a crumbling stone building corner. The piece measures 23" tall and is listed at $329.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MEDICOM GIZMO PROP SIZE VCD - #D GLASSES VERSION
This 9" import version of Gizmo has moveable eyes as well as articulation (Neck, shoulders, feet) and accessories such as 'furballs' (to emulate getting water on him) as well as a pair of 3D glasses. It is listed at $274.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


BIOSHOCK INFINITE LIMITED COLUMBIA CONCEPT STATUE
This statue stands over 14" tall and is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide. She carried a distressed fabric flag and is listed at $109.99, $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


LINEAGE II DARK ELF 1/7 SCALE - REGULAR, REPAINT
These 10" figures are taken from one of the game's main illustrations. You may choose the blue-skinned regular Dark Elf or the tan-skinned Repaint version; each of these lovely ladies is listed at $139.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... /7%20SCALE


FANTASY FIGURE GALLERY LILITH 1/4 SCALE RESIN FIGURE
This figure from the Malefic Time media project wears a dark dress to match her large dark wings and stands 23.5" tall. It is listed at $379.99, $20 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen Website Now Live

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen Website Now Live
Date: Monday, November 25th 2013 8:31am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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Takara Tomy's official webpage for Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen is now live. Smokescreen is of course a redeco/remold of the previously released Masterpiece Datsun Fairlady Z molds complete with new shoulder weapons. Check out the official images mirrored below. MP-19 Smokescreen is slated for a December release.

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: Re: Official images of Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Streak (Bluestreak)

New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl
Date: Tuesday, November 5th 2013 4:46pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032

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Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest gallery: MP-17 Prowl!

The first of the three Datsun Fairlady Z releases, the one that started it all. Instantly recognizable, Prowl the strategist makes a splash in Masterpiece form for the first time. Much like his brother Bluestreak, Prowl is a highly detailed replica of the Datsun Fairlady Z, with yet another gorgeous paint scheme.

Prowl, as a character, was kinda boring and by the book, while this Masterpiece figure is anything but. Takara Tomy's attention to detail continues to wow with this guy, because he looks like he stepped right out of your screen, and looks like a work of art. Much like the Lamborghini mold (gallery coming soon!), each Datsun figure has their own individual face, making each figure unique and not just a simple redeco like the figures of the past.

If you're still sitting on the fence about these, we hope our galleries will sway you. These beautiful gems will look great in any collection. Want to see more? Check out the pictures below before heading to the full gallery (which can be accessed just by clicking any of the pictures) and then come back and share your thoughts!

Transformers Masterpiece Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Transformers News: New Gallery: Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

New Gallery: MP-18 Masterpiece Streak (Bluestreak)

Transformers News: New Gallery: MP-18 Masterpiece Streak (Bluestreak)
Date: Tuesday, November 5th 2013 2:40am CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032

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Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest gallery: MP-18 Streak! (AKA Bluestreak)

The second of the three Datsun Fairlady Z releases, with Prowl previously released (come back tomorrow for our MP-17 gallery!) and Smokescreen soon to follow. Most people see the Datsuns and recognize Prowl or Smokescreen first due to the former being a police car and the latter being a very bright red, white and blue race car. Both stand out, while Bluestreak looks like your run of the mill automobile and tends not to, but this isn't a weakness, this makes his the best disguise of all!

While Bluestreak, as a character, isn't exactly memorable, except for his attitude and mouth (both of which got him into trouble), his masterpiece figure certainly will be. Takara Tomy's attention to detail really shines with this guy, because not only does he look like his animation model, he also shows off every fine detail of the real Datsun Fairlady Z, with a painstaking paint deco that's deserving of covetous stares.

If you're still sitting on the fence about these, we hope our galleries will sway you. These beautiful gems will look great in any collection. Want to see more? Check out the pictures below before heading to the full gallery (which can be accessed just by clicking any of the pictures) and then come back and share your thoughts!

Transformers Masterpiece Streak

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Transformers News: New Galleries: Masterpiece Transformers

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

New Transformers Age of Exctinction Licensed Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Costumes

Transformers News: New Transformers Age of Exctinction Licensed Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Costumes
Date: Monday, October 21st 2013 2:33pm CDT
Category: Collectables
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): TFClub Weibo

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The TFClub's Weibo page shows us images of licensed costumes for Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from the Hasbro 2014 product catalog. This was shown at the Shanghai Toy Fair. Although they are under the Transformers Prime banner, they are clearly movie designs. Optimus does resemble the recently revealed leader class toy especially with the sword and shield. One thing to note, is the very beast like face on the torso of the Bumblebee costume.

Transformers News: New Transformers Age of Exctinction Licensed Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Costumes

Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott
Date: Monday, September 30th 2013 9:41am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Interviews, People News, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Mairghread Scott, Va'al

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With the animated series of Prime: Beast Hunters now behind us, and Predacons Rising almost here, we are very happy to welcome show and comics writer Mairghread Scott for another interview with the minds and hands behind IDW!

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - Thank you for agreeing to do this, Mairghread - you have the honour if being our first writer! My first question, before we jump into your work, is about origins: How did you first become a fan of Transformers?

Mairghread - I actually grew up on Beast Wars, which makes me a bit odd because I never really saw Optimus turn into a truck (although I knew he did) until the Michael Bay films. But in some way, I think Beast Wars really was the best place to start when I worked on Prime. The idea of being outmatched and outnumbered, the shifting alliances; these are all important elements of both shows. Plus, even though our CG technology has come a long way, we still face a lot of the same challenges in terms of characters and sets.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - At last, someone else who grew up in the Beast era! I thought I was the only one, by now. How involved were you with the franchise back then? Did you collect the toys as well as watch the show, or branch out into other aspects of the Transformers like comics or other cartoons?

Mairghread - Neither. Comic books and action figures were 'boy things' and as a little girl I just sort of knew (and I'm sure my friends re-enforced) that I wasn't supposed to have either. I remember I looked for Airrazor a few times, but I could never find her on the shelf. On the bright side, it meant I got to play Beast Wars a lot with just my sister. I was an Osprey (until Jurassic Park, then I was a 'raptor for a while). I upgraded to puma-osprey with rocket launcher wings when everyone went all Fuzor/Transmetal. I feel like my sister was an orca because she was really into whales and I was always harrassing her about how she couldn't do anything in Beast-mode then. I wasn't the best sister.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - At least you played with her, though! I have to ask - were you ever able to track down an Airrazor figure later on in life? A lot of Transformer fans have their personal 'holy grail' toy, or so I'm told; would you say that was, or still is, yours? Or did you just outgrow the toy stage, and never really bothered?

Mairghread - No, although I would take one if I came across it. I tend to collect characters I've written for, so my Holy Grail is a modified Rip Claw made to look like Ser-ket. I just picked up a G1 Sludge at BotCon and would love to give him a sister to play with.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - You heard that, customisers. Be ready to be inundated by offers now! Speaking of writing characters - you're a writer for essentially two parallel stories, one told in the animated series, one in the comics. How do you juggle the different approaches, if they are different? Are there similar challenges in the two media? Do you have a preference between the two?

Mairghread - Well it does help that we have two different casts in each book and that they are both tailored to their medium. The Dinobots aren't nearly as talkative as, say, Optimus, and that works much better when you have the ultra-limited space of a comic. Since the Dinos don't do well in close-up or just talking, I try to think of the comics almost as an 80ish panel haiku instead of a TV script. I'm trying to pick out the best possible moments to suggest the movement, drama and staging that make Prime what it is instead of just transcribing an episode onto the page. When it comes to which I like more, I think I'd have to say comics, if only because I get to really interact with the fans in a way I never could if I just wrote TV. Talking to people who are passionate and nerdy about what you're passionate and nerdy about...it's the best.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - Communities of fans like the one for Transformers are indeed a gathering of multiple backgrounds and views with an extremely passionate dedication to the common interest! You're obviously welcome to join us on Seibertron any time, I know you write on other fansites at the moment. Speaking of fandoms, I was wondering about something. You've always been pretty determined and vocal about the female presence among the Transformers fans, but there are only a few named women creators in your position (alongside colourists Priscilla Tramontano and Joana Lafuente) - do you think the franchise is still a bit of a boys' club, or is that a misperception? Have you ever received criticism, from fans or peer creators, which was more about you as a woman than your work?

Mairghread - It's funny, I used to be really worried about the role my gender played when it came to my writing and how others saw it. So much so that once I was brought in on a non-TF show to write an episode that had a lot of female characters in it and I actually asked point-blank if they'd picked me because I'm a woman. The response was they'd seen Hurt and they picked me because I could write revenge. So 'no' I've never felt that people see my gender as anything other than another aspect of who I am.

That said, Transformers is still thought of by the public, the media and the industry at large as being a male-oriented brand. It's not surprising: the industry category for Prime is called 'boys action,' the toys for Transformers are in the blue-colored section at toy stores and in several TF comic books there are no female characters at all. This obviously makes it harder for women to feel like we want them to be involved in our brand and I want to change that. Everyone should feel allowed to like Transformers. If seeing my name on a comic makes a woman in the store give it a try, that's great. If writing Firestar means someone's daughter will read his Beast Hunter's issue with him -- awesome! But most importantly, if some little girl out there wants an Arcee as badly as I wanted an Airazor toy, I want her to know that she's not weird, or silly, or alone and if my work does that for her, that's the best thing of all.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - That's a great goal, and I agree wholeheartedly with your mission. It's also nice to read that the industry is changing its attitude towards pre-existing ideas, even if slowly. This is a franchise that, as you said, starts by being aimed at a young male audience, even though, in fact, there is a fairly big adult reception already - showing how there is also a good female reception should be next! You mentioned Firestar, a character who for now only shows up in a couple of issues of Beast Hunters - was that entirely your idea (with Mike Johnson), or was it suggested by IDW/Hasbro? How did she come about? And for that matter, how was Zoom introduced too?

Mairghread - Bringing back Firestar was my idea. As soon as we got picked up I decided to start adding female characters until someone told me to stop (and, actually, a lot of the background characters are also female, even though it's not obvious). So far, Mike, IDW and Hasbro have all been fine with it, so I press onward. I'd love to bring back all the pre-existing TF ladies, but we'll see how many I can squeeze in before the end.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Zoom is Mike's creation and another good example of IDW and Hasbro giving us a fairly free hand. I'm sure if we tried to remake the book as the Firestar/Zoom show, they'd say something, but when it comes to adding more minor characters, we get a lot of control.

Va'al - I did notice some of the remains in Last Spark were mentioned as being female, actually, yes. You don't seem to have been told to stop bringing in characters so far! Are we to expect any other ones before the series ends? I realise we're only half-way through, and that leaves us with two story-arcs worth of potential new faces.

Mairghread - Well, we just got preview images from Issue 5 and, I don't know if anyone's picked up on it, but they reveal Chromia, the blue Autobot next to Grimlock telling everyone to get under their beds (for protection in an earthquake). But don't worry, she does a lot more than that, but it's been fun to see her sneak into the sneak peek.

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Interviews Mairghread Scott


Va'al - Yes, I did spot Chromia, and I mentioned her (and Scrounge) in the review for issue 5. And speaking of issue 5, we now have the announced point of contact between the animated series and the comics, and we're very close in its placement with the end of the TV series. Will the comics cross-over or spill into the upcoming Predacons Rising epilogue?

Mairghread - While the two lines will merge in 7 and 8, the timeline between TV and comics means that we are following the show and not the other way around. That said, I've very excited at what Mike's cooking up, so you'll have to wait and see.

Va'al - Really not letting anything out of the bag, huh? Well, I think that moment of suspense is actually a good place to stop this time round. Mairghread, it's been an absolute pleasure talking to you, thanks again for doing this! Do you have any last words for the readers on Seibertron.com?

Mairghread - Only to thank them for the chance to play with characters they know and love. Hopefully, we can bring more fans to planet Cybertron. And if anyone has any more burning questions, you can reach me on Twitter at @MairghreadScott or Tumblr at mscottwrites.tumblr.com.

You heard her, readers - head over to the social media to ask your questions, or post them along with your comments in this thread! Stay tuned for another interview soon, we have some really interesting guests coming up.

Original Diaclone Fairlady Z Concept Art

Transformers News: Original Diaclone Fairlady Z Concept Art
Date: Saturday, September 28th 2013 10:03am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Shogo Hasui

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To coincide with the release of Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece MP-17 Prowl, the figure's designer, Shogo Hasui, has tweeted an image of the original Diaclone Fairlady Z concept art. This figure went on to become Generation 1 Prowl, Bluestreak, and Smokescreen. As you can see many of the design elements made it from concept to reality with the exception of the head sculpt, which is considerable different. Check out the image mirrored below.

Transformers News: Re: MP Prowl & Streak - Official Images

Toy News Magazine Transformers Supplement Reveals Upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction and Animated Dates

Transformers News: Toy News Magazine Transformers Supplement Reveals Upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction and Animated Dates
Date: Wednesday, September 25th 2013 12:28pm CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Toy News Magazine

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Toy News Magazine has published a very nice Transformers supplement to their latest issue, the online version can be found be clicking here. The supplement offers a fairly comprehensive look at the current state of the Transformers brand, including some dates for upcoming events. The supplement also states we can expect to see some Transformers: Age of Extinction products at the Brand Licensing Expo - Europe 2013 in mid October.

The supplement in well worth checking out in full, click here.

  • First Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Trailer - 1st Quarter 2014
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Transformers News: BBTS Sponsor News: Transformers, DC, Batman, Hot Toys & Much More
Date: Tuesday, September 10th 2013 1:18pm CDT
Category: Store News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BBTS

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BBTS End of Summer Sale!
We've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13719


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NEW PRE-ORDERS
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DC MULTIVERSE 4" FIGURES - MATTEL - $9.99 EACH
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13859

DC COLLECTIBLES - 11 NEW PREORDERS
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13866

GX-64 SPACE BATTLESHIP ARGO (YAMATO) 2199
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

DESTINY GUNDAM METAL BUILD
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NEW JAPANESE EXCLUSIVES
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=13838

TRANSFORMERS MP-13B MASTERPIECE SOUNDBLASTER
This new black redeco of Soundwave comes with a new Ratbat cassette as well. It is listed at $159.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS IMPORT TG30 - WASPINATOR
This Deluxe-sized Waspinator should come with more show-accurate colors, possibly in metallic. We have him listed at $33.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TRANSFORMERS IMPORT TG31 - RHINOX
Rhinox will be a Voyager-sized figure and has a sculpt much closer to his show look. He is priced at $54.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


UNIQUE TOYS WAR LORD UT-W05 WAR LEO (SHARP CLAW)
The fifth piece of War Lord has been solicited. War Leo (now called Sharp Claw) forms the torso of the gestalt as well as changing from robot to lion, and is listed at $109.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MILITARIES OF STAR WARS 12" BATTLE DROID TWO-PACK
Sideshow is producing a new 12" Battle Droid set. One will be pristine and the other has battle-damaged, and each should come with accessories. We have this set listed at $129.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TEKKEN BISHOUJO JUN KAZAMA
The hit new line of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Bishoujo Statues continues! Jun Kazama strides forth confident and relaxed, yet ready for a fight and is priced at $54.99 which is $10 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MOVIE MASTERPIECE TONTO 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
Johnny Depp's Tonto was the hit of the Lone Ranger movie and will soon be available as a Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece figure. He comes with a full cloth costume, multiple weapons, alternate hands and more, and is listed at $204.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


TEAM FORTRESS 2 DELUXE FIGURE SERIES 02 - BLU HEAVY, BLU SOLDIER
The BLU versions of the Heavy and Soldier have just been announced by NECA. They stand over 6.5" tall and include weapons, and each is listed at $19.99, $5 off the MSRP.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9026


ASSASSIN'S CREED III PLAY ARTS KAI CONNOR DAVENPORT
The first of two new Assassin's Creed Play Arts Kai figures is Connor from AC3. He comes with pistols, a bow and arrows, alternate hands and much more, and is listed at $89.99 (pricing subject to change).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


ASSASSIN'S CREED IV PLAY ARTS KAI EDWARD KENWAY
Edward Kenway from AC4 comes with swords, alternate hands, alternate hair, pistols and more. He is listed at $89.99 (pricing subject to change).
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NBA SPORTSPICKS SERIES 24 CASE AND SINGLES
This Case of 12 is to include two each of Stephen Curry, Lebron James, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis and Tim Davis, along with one each of Paul Pierce and a random Collector Level of Chase figure; this case is listed at $144.99. We also have singles listed of all the regular figures, and they are priced at $12.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... egory=9719


SDCC 2013 SILENT HILL 2 PVC STATUE - RED PYRAMID THING (PYRAMID HEAD)
The SDCC version of this PVC statue carries a Mannequin instead of a Strait Jacket Demon and is limited to 1500 pieces. We have him listed at $179.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SDCC 2013 SILENT HILL 2 PVC STATUE - BUBBLE HEAD NURSE
The Bubble Head Nurse exclusive version is called the Masahiro Ito version and features blood red stockings and a different head sculpt. Her arms and head will be interchangeable with the original release, and she is priced at $149.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE 11" PLUSH
This plush pony stands 11" tall and is listed at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DOCTOR WHO ELECTRONIC 11TH DOCTOR BOBBLE HEAD WITH LIGHT-UP SONIC SCREWDRIVER
This new bobblehead of the Eleventh Doctor holds his sonic screwdriver in his hand, and the green tip lights up. He stands on a hexagonal TARDIS-inspired base with Gallifreyan writing, and is listed at $24.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DOCTOR WHO WHITE SUPREME DALEK BOBBLE HEAD
This Dalek is the perfect enemy for your Doctor Who bobbleheads. It stands 6" tall and is listed at $19.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


MARVEL MR. POTATO HEAD FIGURES - THOR, IRON MAN, WOLVERINE
Three of Marvel's most popular heroes will soon be available in the form of Mr. potato Head figures. Iron Man, Wolverine and Thor are each listed at $19.99, and should arrive this November.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... l%20potato


MASTERS OF THE UNVIERSE TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET
This quartet of pint glasses has He-Man, Beast Man, Skeletor and Teela emblazoned on them, and the set is listed at $39.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


HULK PX EXCLUSIVE BUST BANK
Previews has a new exclusive Hulk bust bank. it shows him in mid-smash, arms raised in the air. We have it listed at $14.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


NEW TERVIS TUMBLERS
A wide variety of new Tervis Tumblers are up for pre-order. We have them in Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Spider-Man and Stormtrooper, and each comes in a variety of styles and sizes.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... %20Tumbler



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NEW ARRIVALS
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1/6 Scale Movie Masterpiece Captain America 'Star Spangled Man' Figure Exclusive
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Movie Masterpiece - Scar Predator 1/6 Scale Figure
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

1/4 Scale Premium Format Darth Malgus
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Movie Masterpiece Tony Stark 1/6 Scale Limited Edition Collectible Figure
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Galactus 33" Maquette
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


SUPER 7 ALIEN REACTION FIGURE - BIG CHAP & KANE UNPAINTED EXCLUSIVE SET
These figures are packaged as canceled Toyfair 1979 exclusives and are left in an original cast color of light blue, with clear accessories such as Kane's dome and Big Chap's skull top. This exclusive set is listed at $149.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


DC POP HEROES
A large shipment of DC POP Heroes has arrived at our warehouse. We have Darkseid, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, the Joker and many more - check them out at the link and grab your favorites!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... h=DC%20POP


SDCC 2013 EXCLUSIVE STAR TREK MINIMATES "TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES"
This set includes Kirk with a green shirt as well as a bunch of Tribbles to keep him busy. It is listed at $29.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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