We showed the Sarah Stone variant cover in this week's review of Transformers: Primacy #3, but thanks to the IDW Tumblr we get both another good look atTrypticon and Metroplex, and clean art of the next cover, for issue 4, featuring Optimus Prime and Megatron! Check them out mirrored below.
A very brief update from TFCon Chicago, concerning superstar IDW Transformers artist Alex Milne. Unfortunately, Milne has had to cancel his attendance at the event due to personal reasons, as can be seen in the mirrored tweets below. The show will still be running according to its schedule, though, and make sure to pop by the Seibertron.com store while you're there as well!
I have some bad news. Unfortunately I will no long be able to make it to TFcon Chicago. Some things have come up. Sorry everyone :(
Fellow Seibertron.com member, podcaster and professional voice actor jON3.0 has shared with us a new video he has worked on in collaboration with the Auralnauts, in which he features as Optimus Prime and Kelsey Grammer. The title of the humorous video? 10 Guaranteed Improvements To Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Check it out embedded below.
Thanks to fellow Seibetron.com user Cyberpath and their eagle eyes, we have a couple more updates from Floro Dery's wonderful archives of concept art for the Transformers, being sold as prints in an Etsy store. Today's update brings us Quintesson concepts and Mini Unicron/the Moon of Unicron. Check them out below, with extra descriptions thanks to Cyberpath!
Shown on the left side is the 1st version of Quintesson, and on the right side is the final version.
Face 1: I used a Pharaoh skull-like face to suggest kingly authority and death.
Face 2: I used a fat face with a sun-like-rays headgear to suggest a happy and smiling face.
Face 3: Here I used the face of evil (devil-like) to suggest an angry face.
Face 4: I used a stern and barbarian face to suggest a grimacing face.
Face 5: And here I used an old woman-like face to suggest a suspicious face.
The moon of Unicron and its transformation Mini-Unicron.
John Frascotti, former Chief Marketing Officer of Hasbro, has been promoted to a newly formed position: President, Hasbro Brands
The following is an exerpt of the article, including quotes from John Frascotti and other Hasbro executives.
"Global branded play leader Hasbro, Inc. today announced the promotion of John Frascotti to the newly-created position of President, Hasbro Brands, effective immediately.
In this new role, Frascotti assumes the additional responsibilities of worldwide product development and now oversees all of the Company’s global Marketing and Design and Development teams. By combining the teams, the Company will continue to drive strong innovation, maximize operational efficiency, facilitate greater collaboration and streamline decision-making.
“Across our organization, we are building a tremendous team that can inspire new ideas through our brands and execute them through our brand blueprint, in brand building and storytelling globally,” said Brian D. Goldner, President and Chief Executive Officer. “No one is better suited than John for this new leadership opportunity. His vision and consumer-centric approach will serve Hasbro and all of its stakeholders well as we continue to work side-by-side to deliver compelling brand expressions across generations and geographies.”
“I am incredibly honored to be leading this dynamic group of professionals,” said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. “This unified approach will enable us to continue to drive the momentum in our business and develop our brands holistically across platforms to meet the evolving needs of our global consumers.” "
A quick update from Twitter tease Hisashi Yuki concerning the Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Voyager LG-09 Brainstorm. The briefcase-less robot supergenius can be seen below double wielding, in the company of its line mate Rattle (Rattrap) - check out the image!
Not long left now until the event, but TFCon Chicago are still announcing more guests! The latest additions are artist [url]Brendan Cahill[/url], semi-regular on the main IDW Transformers ongoings, and colourist Josh Perez, technicolour wonder on Robots in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye and more - check out what the event site has to day about them below.
TFcon is happy to welcome IDW Publishing colorist Josh Perez to TFcon Chicago 2014. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of Dark Cybertron, Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Chicago. Fans will recognize his art from The Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12.
He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
Concept artist for all things Transformers, from IDW, to Activision, to Hasbro, and Seibertron.com friend Ken Christiansen has been announced as the latest guest for TFCon Chicago! Check out below some more information, including a preview of one of the prints he'll have for sale.
TFcon is happy to welcome Ken Christiansen to TFcon Chicago 2014. His current Projects include contributions to the Transformers: the Covenant of Primus, IDW’s Transformers: Prime series, and toy development for Hasbro brands, including Transformers, Star Wars, and more. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
The official Transformers Facebook page have shared a Spotify playlist which features the original soundtrack for the Angry Birds crossover game - composed by none other than Transformers veteran Vince diCola, as we first heard in the Sunbow-tastic trailer! Check it out by following this link, and find out more below.
Rovio’s latest game, Angry Birds Transformers, boasts one killer soundtrack. You may notice that the tunes in the game sound similar to those from Transformers: The Movie. That’s no coincidence! Rovio teamed up with Vince DiCola, who composed the music from the 1986 animated feature, and music industry vet Kenny Meriedeth, who infused the tracks with the tasty analog synth sounds that defined the '80s! Give it a listen for yourself!
TFCon USA 2014's adding another special guest to their list of Transformers behind the scenes attendees, and this time it's none other than Bob Skir!
You may remember Mr. Skir as one of the creative minds behind Transformers Beast Machines. Quite possibly one of the most polarizing pieces of Transformers history, both in terms of toys and most definitely the show.
Robert N. Skir was the Story Editor and Head Writer for the Transformers TV series Beast Machines, in his words perhaps the most polarizing series in Transformers history. Bob will be speaking at TFcon Chicago and meeting with fans all weekend.
Remember, TFCon USA 2014 takes place from October 24th through the 26th, and if you can't attend, Seibertron and his fellow staffers will be there on site to keep all of us updated and bring us the best galleries to share!
Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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