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Q-Transformers 'Mystery of Convoy Returns' Episode 9 Online

Transformers News: Q-Transformers 'Mystery of Convoy Returns' Episode 9 Online
Date: Wednesday, March 4th 2015 8:39am CST
Category: Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): DLE Channel

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Another episode of the web animated Japanese series Mystery of Convoy Returns, featuring the ever growing cast of Takara Tomy's Q-Transformers. In this ninth instalment, we see the inclusion of a Tracks minifigure, and the topic appears to be 'Mystery of Game Balance' - whatever that may be. Check it out below, via the DLE YouTube channel!


Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview
Date: Monday, March 2nd 2015 4:59pm CST
Categories: Interviews, Media, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Allspark.com

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In addition to the Dengeki Hobby scans, fellow Seibertron.com and Allspark.com member Powered Convoy has shared with us images of the Figure King magazine, issue 205. The publication also features a lengthy interview (shown below in translation) with Takara designer Hisashi Yuki. Check it out below, and the images after that, featuring more on Masterpieces, Transformers Adventure and the ThreeA Dark of the Moon Megatron replica!

Powered Convoy wrote:
The Allspark in collaboration with SydneyY is happy to present a translation of the latest Interview with TakaraTomy Designer Hisashi Yuki from Figure King #205. In the interview he talks about his work on Unite Warriors Superion and MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber.


Disclaimer: The original of this interview was published in Figure King magazine issue #205. The reason I provide this translation is solely to help non-Japanese fans who are unable to read this insightful interview. Hope you'll enjoy and pardon the grammar errors and/or typo.

Hisashi Yuki on Unite Warriors Superion, MP Star Saber and "Adventure"

- How did "Combiners" become the theme?
Y: In "Generations" series overseas, popular characters were picked without a particular theme. (Generations figures) are packed with IDW comics overseas, but there wasn't much connection between the characters, their designs and the contents of the comics. Then Hasbro changed their direction and decided to develop a series with the "Combiners" theme and connect the comics to it. TakaraTomy had been suggesting combiners to Hasbro for a while, and this time it was fit for what Hasbro was looking for.

- So the situation is different from when "Generations" Bruticus was developed.
Y: The purpose was to create a high priced product firstly, and Bruticus from the game was selected.

- It seems that the Japanese fans and the overseas fans see "combiners" differently. How was the reaction of the overseas fans?
Y: I think knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans overseas were pleased that they were finally getting combiners. I was at BotCon when "Combiner Wars" was announced, and when the silhouettes were revealed there were cheers.

- How did you proceed with the development of Superion?
Y: Due to the scheduling, 3 or 4 people are working with the products including Superion. Since it was being re-made as a current product, an extra effort seems to have been made to have as few excess parts as possible. The head and the chest plate were excess parts in the original toy, but now they are incorporated into Silverbolt. As for the base mode, it was omitted at the beginning because of the various factors that would have been required to form the runway. The wrist transformation gimmick is an idea which had been thought of a long time ago, but wasn't realized in a product until now.

- This Superion's legs are back-to-front.
Y: It is due to the joint movement. If the nose of the jet is at the back of the leg, it gets in the way when the knee is bent. Though it is possible to combine them back-to front. It is not the official way, however I think using such tricks is also a part of combiner robot fun.

- How did you decide on the direction of Japanese "Unite Warriors" development?
Y: This can be said for "Legends" series as well, but the concept for the current domestic products is that we want (the customers) to remember the Transformers from the past. We do not want someone who had (Transformers toy) long time ago to feel (the new ones are) somewhat wrong. When we first learned of Overseas Superion's specifics, we thought, "huh? There's a wrong guy in the team" (*laugh) So it was decided to make Japanese Superion consisting of all jets.

- How come is it sold as a set?
Y: I believe the concept works only when the five robots are present and they should be to played with as a whole team. Although some in the (developer) team suggested to sell them separately. The 5 robot combiners are to be released one by one this year and because of that they are marketed separately from "Legends". Hasbro's lineup is gearing toward combiner warriors and we are considering developing "Legends" series that is different from the overseas.

- Any other point of interest besides changing a member?
Y: The color scheme is closer to the cartoon image. Actually I combined the images evoked by the cartoon and the original toy well so that the end result is not too far off from either. I like Hasbro version's black wrists and ankles, but still chose white in accordance with the original. As for the paint applications, I made it as close to the original as possible such as the patterns on the wings. If you are not familiar, they are all minor changes, but I did not want to compromise after we went as far as changing a member to stick to the original. When it comes to the Japanese versions, one of our unofficial objectives is to give them deluxe deco so that the fans all over the world would want them, too. I would be happy if they buy Transformers as souvenirs when they visit Japan. (*laugh)

- Also MP Star Saber is going to be released in March at last.
Y: I was particular about constructing it using the colors of molded parts. You will notice it when you see the actual item. This is not only because of the cost, but I also wanted it to be a toy that you can play with freely without worrying about chipping the paint. If this concept is received favorably, I think Masterpiece series will be able to have wider range of lineup.

- I was amazed at the volume of it when I handled the sample.
Y: Giving (MP Star Saber) the impression of the volume as close to the original as possible was one of the concepts since the beginning of the development. The people who played (with the original) must have considered it very big and I didn't want them to think it became smaller as a Masterpiece.

- I can't help wondering about Victory Leo....
Y: I'd like to know that as well. (*laughs) In fact I haven't done anything so far. When I developed Star Saber I drew a rough sketch, but I can't go any further until the company gives the green light. This Star Saber is also considered to be the 30th anniversary celebration item, so first of all I hope the people who voted (for Star Saber) or owned Star Saber long time ago will be satisfied with it when they have it in their hands.

- Tell us about your current work.
Y: I am working on the localized series such as "Adventure", "Legends" and "Unite Warriors". As for "Adventure" toys, more colors are added to make them cartoon accurate as well as homage to the past series. Their release dates are not far behind their overseas counterparts, and I hope the Japanese versions will be purchased with confidence. Also, some characters who were not able to release previously will be added to the line up this time. I made Dreadwing's color scheme closer to his appearance in "Beast Hunters".

- "Adventure" seems to be marketed ambitiously, for example (the toys) are released close to their overseas versions.
Y: We are taking various ambitious approaches such as the way the show is broadcast; as well as showing on Animax, it will be broadcast online so that the viewers will benefit from being able to watch it any time. The preceding show, "Q-Transformer" has been played online more than our expectations.

- This year is the 30th anniversary of Transformers arriving in Japan. What do you suggest the fans to pay attention to?
Y: Firstly I hope you will take notice of "Adventure". The story is interesting, and the picture is bright. It is a typical Transformers show in a good way. There will be many merchandise, too, and I hope you will watch the show and discover your own hero. (note by Sydney: in the original text,Mr.Yuki uses the phrase "boku ga erabu boku no hero" (My hero, chosen by me), which was a catch phrase for G1 toy advertisement) Also, the other cartoon, "Q-Transformer" is received favorably by female audience. If "Q" Bumblebee is your favorite, I hope you will take a look at "Adventure" Bumblebee as well (note by Powered Convoy: QTF Bumblebee and Adventure Bumblebee share the same voice actor).

- Very colorful lineup worthy of the 30th anniversary indeed.
Y: We had 2 major lines last year; "30th Anniversary" and "the Movie". This year we are aiming for a wider variety. I will be happy if you can meet many different kind of Transformers and enjoy them.


Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby
Date: Monday, March 2nd 2015 4:51pm CST
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al

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The new month brings with it a new set of Japanese collector magazines, and Seibertron.com is happy to present some high resolution scans of the April issue of the Dengeki Hobby publication - all of which, the Transformers relevant parts at least, is mirrored below for your enjoyment! Featuring Takara Tomy's Transformers Adventure, Masterpiece, Q Transformers and more robots you can shake a (transforming) stick at. Check them all out below.

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers News: Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Dengeki Hobby

Transformers: The Movie Screening in Yonkers, NY

Transformers News: Transformers: The Movie Screening in Yonkers, NY
Date: Monday, March 2nd 2015 11:58am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Todd MAtthy

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Los Angeles is not the only city to get a Transformers: The Movie (1986) screening in the near future. Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com fan Todd Matthy, we have news of a screening taking place at The Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, and tickets can be purchased here!

Director Nelson Shin
Year 1986
Starring Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy
Rating PG
Run Time 84min
Age Policy 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

Screening in 35mm.

Transformers! More than meets the eye.

Beyond good, beyond evil, beyond your wildest imagination, in the year 2005, a war rages between the Autobots and Decepticons. The Autobots have successfully defended Earth from Megatron and his evil band of Decepticons, but they have lost the war at home on Cybertron. Heroes will rise, and evil will be reborn as a new threat in the form of the planet annihilator, Unicron, who sets his sights on Earth and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.

Hold on tight because the most incredible rock ‘n’ roll adventure is here. It’s the ultimate battle between Autobots and Decepticons as the final confrontation between Optimus Prime and Megatron brings the battle between good and evil to a whole new level. This movie is pure robot-fighting destruction between Dinobots, Junkions, Sharkticons, and robots THE SIZE OF PLANETS. Featuring the voices of Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy, and Eric Idle and set to a screaming aural backdrop of Stan Bush and ‘Weird Al’ Yancovic, this movie will obliterate your eyes and ears and leave you crying for more. TRANSFORMERS!!!! (Greg MacLennan)

James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview

Transformers News: James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 1:11pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): WWAC

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A couple of news posts courtesy of Cybertronian correspondent Rachel Stevens over on Women Write About Comics, starting with a lengthy interview with current IDW Publishing writer for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The hour-long audio deals mostly with general issues of the series, from its conception to ongoing issues, but there are some very interesting snippets throughout. You can listen to it in its entirety below!

James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, and the scope and humanity of IDW’s Cybertronian comics universe. Robot gender, robot psychology, and entry points for new readers — this sprawling conversation with WWAC staffer, Rachel Stevens, has it all.



Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:43am CST
Categories: Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): NYTimes

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Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Multiple reports are confirming a sad happening for the end of this week. Established and well-known actor Leonard Nimoy, pillar of science-fiction cinematography through Star Trek character Mr Spock, and part of the Transformers universe in the 1986 animated movie (as Decepticon Leader Galvatron) and the live-action 2011 feature Transformers Dark of the Moon (as Sentinel Prime), passed away earlier today at the age of 83. An extensive retrospective on his long career can be read here. The staff of Seibertron.com offers its condolences to Nimoy's family and loved ones. He lived long, and truly prospered.

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83


His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
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His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber
Date: Thursday, February 26th 2015 11:37am CST
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Dengeki Hobby

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For once, Hisashi Yuki is not the source of an extensive look at the lovely and soon to be released Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber. Thanks to the Dengeki Hobby website, we get a full look at the various parts of the figure, from the Brain of Courage, to Saber to the V-Star and all the various combinations and accessories that come along with the bot. We have seen some of these shots in various formats before, but check them all out mirrored below in case you missed some!

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers News: Official Images - Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber

Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game 'Rules of Disengagement' Episode

Transformers News: Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game 'Rules of Disengagement' Episode
Date: Thursday, February 26th 2015 1:07am CST
Categories: Game News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers: Legends

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Another day, another update for the mobile device game Transformers: Legends - and it's time for the Decepticon Justice Division to come back into play. Check out below more information on the latest episode for the game, courtesy of the Transformers: Legends blog, 'Rules of Disengagement'. Are you being deceived..?

Aboard a dimly lit DECEPTICON spacecraft, TARN turns to KAON and asks for a situation update. KAON reports that everything is going to plan, and that they should be close to their targets soon. The leader of the DECEPTICON Justice Division nods, and prepares to set their ship down on planet Clemency.

On the surface, BLACK SHADOW seeks refuge in the wrecked hulks left behind from a previous war. On the run for taking bribes from the AUTOBOTS to destroy a fleet of DECEPTICON War Worlds, the Phase Sixer stops and takes a breath inside a ruined ship when he runs across FLYWHEELS and the other Scavengers.

As the group finishes their conversation, a crunching noise outside alerts them to the presence of TESARUS, VOS, and the rest of the DJD. Unwilling to roll over and die, FLYWHEELS and BLACK SHADOW draw their weapons and prepare for battle.

Will BLACK SHADOW and FLYWHEELS escape the clutches of the DECEPTICON Justice Division? Or will TARN and his deadly crew eliminate their targets with extreme prejudice? Find out on TRANSFORMERS Legends - “Rules of Disengagement”!


Transformers News: Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game 'Rules of Disengagement' Episode

Q-Transformers 'Mystery of Convoy Returns' Episode 8 Online

Transformers News: Q-Transformers 'Mystery of Convoy Returns' Episode 8 Online
Date: Tuesday, February 24th 2015 1:04pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): DLE Channel

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Another episode of the (supposedly) hilarious, definitely confusing animated series Mystery of Convoy Returns has been uploaded by the DLE YouTube channel - and this one features the Datsun brothers Bluestreak and Smokescreen! Check out the episode approximately titled 'Mystery Of Certain Psychic Powers', in Japanese, embedded below.


Video review of Chainsaw Thrash Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee Power Attackers

Transformers News: Video review of Chainsaw Thrash Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee Power Attackers
Date: Monday, February 23rd 2015 2:34pm CST
Categories: Media, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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After posting our galleries of the recently released Power Attackers Chainsaw Thrash Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee figures from Hasbro's Transformers Age of Extinction line yesterday, we received several requests for a video review demonstrating the articulation of these figures. Unfortunately, due to their gimmicks both figures suffer from a lack of articulation. If you're at all familiar with the Power Attackers (or Power Battlers depending on who you ask and what day it is), then you know what you're getting with these figures. Check out our video review below on Seibertron.com's YouTube channel.



After you've watched our video review, make sure you check out their respective galleries by clicking on the images below.

Transformers News: Video review of Chainsaw Thrash Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee Power Attackers

Transformers News: Video review of Chainsaw Thrash Vehicon and High Octane Bumblebee Power Attackers

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #111 - New York Toy Fair 2015
Twincast / Podcast #111:
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Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015