It's been over a year since the last big news for the animated series Transformers: Prime, but we now have a nudge from online retailer Amazon.com, in the form of a Blu-Ray box set of the complete series run! You can check out the listing at $144.99 here, and more details below, though no images are yet available. Will you be getting this or relying on the Netflix version? Let us know your thoughts in the Energon Pub!
Format: Box set, Import
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2016
HASBRO STUDIOS AND MACHINIMA PREVIEW "TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS" DURING CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL
Panel featuring Hasbro Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis and Machinima Chief Executive Officer Chad Gutstein unveiled first-look images and plot details from the forthcoming digital series
Included among the reveals will be the announcement of a TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS Prelude Series launching on June 28
Los Angeles CA, JUNE 23, 2016 -Hasbro Inc. and Machinima co-hosted a panel during the Cannes Lions Festival offering Transformers fans a first glimpse of TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS, a new animated series debuting August 2nd on social entertainment platform go90™ in the US, AMC Networks International Iberia in Spain and Portugal and in other territories to be announced at a later date. TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS, developed and produced by Machinima, marks the first time the iconic franchise has launched a digital-first series.
Moderated by OMD CEO Monica Karo, the fireside chat with Hasbro Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis and Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein unveiled plot details and never-before seen images (link below) from the highly-anticipated series. The discussion covered the 30-plus year legacy of the Transformers franchise and the new creative partnership between Hasbro and Machinima. The pair shared details on the development process behind TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS, as well as insights into how the two companies’ combined forces to reimagine the iconic Transformers IP for today’s social-first, content-driven landscape.
Additionally, Davis and Gutstein announced that a prelude series to TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER WARS will launch on June 28 on YouTube, Facebook and go90. The four-episode PRELUDE TO THE COMBINER WARS will help prepare fans for the full series by revealing the current state of Cybertron from the distinctive points-of-view of four characters.
"Machinima is known as a leader of the digital content space and has tremendous creative talent within their network. We are excited to partner with them to tell a new kind of Transformers story for the digital generation," said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer of Hasbro. "The writers, artists and voice actors working on this series are all true fans of the franchise, and their love for these characters really shines through in COMBINER WARS."
"Transformers is one of the most beloved franchises in the world and Machinima is thrilled to work with Hasbro to bring Transformers: Combiner Wars to today’s social video platforms," said Chad Gutstein, CEO of Machinima. "Our audience loves these characters and COMBINER WARS has been a true ‘for the fans, by the fans’ effort. We can’t wait to give fans a preview of the series during Cannes."
FIRST LOOK IMAGES!!!
Note from Seibertron.com: these images are the same as the ones shown earlier, but are unwatermarked for your viewing pleasure. The images are high res, which you can view by clicking on the image to view the full size image.
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Menasor
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Original Character Maxima
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Windblade 1
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Windblade 2
Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Windblade 3
Machinima Trasformers Combiner Wars Starscream
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This week we’re bringing you our first Transformers: Earth Wars event. Battle this weekend for the chance to win Premium Character Crystals which can be used for the chance to unlock Alpha Bravo or Long Haul who are both returning to the game this week!
More Than Meets the Eye Event
Battle this weekend and unlock prizes including Premium Character Crystals!
Start Date: 23/06/16 14:00 GMT End Date: 28/06/16 14:00 GMT
Headquarters Level 4
How do I participate?
Tap the new Event button!
Select an Event Battlezone to fight in!
Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
Event Battle Zones:
Battle Points can only be earned by winning a battle in an Event Battle Zone. Event Battle Zones are accessed through the event menu. Event Battle Zones offer Battle Points and Bonus Experience, but do not reward Energon or Alloy.
More challenging Event Battle Zones will reward additional Battle Points!
Prestiges allowed: 3
What are prestiges?
Increase Prestige to complete events again!
Completing an event increases Prestige by 1 level.
Prestige can be checked on the event's Battle screen.
Events with no limitation can be Prestiged infinitely!
IMPORTANT: We're aware of an issue where your Battle Points earned in the event may appear to have been lost. If you experience this issue, simply reload the game and your Battle Points will reappear.
Release Notes - Version 1.26
We're constantly working on new features and improvements to bring to the game. Our next content update arrives today, with all new player profiles and improvements to your bots.
Check out some of the stuff coming your way below!
Air Raid has a new fusion bomb ability.
Powerglide has a new carpet bombing ability.
Thundercracker & Silverbolt have an improved EMP air strike.
Bumblebee & Skrapnel have an improved EMP bomb range.
Character ability information contains damage and duration stats.
Join our developers for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Transformers: Earth Wars. In this episode our Transformers: Earth Wars artists take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to create some of your favourite Transformers characters.
Alpha Bravo/Long Haul
As you may know, we recently experienced an issue with Long Haul, which lead to the temporary removal of his character from the game and his Autobot match Alpha Bravo.
We’re now happy to confirm that this issue has now been fixed and both bots will be returning to the game this week!
Over the past few weeks we’ve had over 100 players join our VIP program. We’re keen on hearing your initial thoughts on the program and would appreciate your feedback in our survey.
Make sure to include your email address at the end of the survey, as we'll be picking three players at random to win a Premium Character Crystal pack!
Thank to the official Transformers: the Last Knight Snapchat account - and the hard work of D-Maximus_Primal - we have some images from the set of Michael Bay's movie, featuring the returning Barricade with his 'to punish and enslave' motto, the crew hat with the movie Optimus Prime head logo, and a potential teaser at a fire truck character, who might just be actually part of the safety crew instead. Check them out below!
Fellow Seibertronian Deadput brings us some more Transformers: The Last Knight news this fine day, with source including usual suspects Transformers Cars on Facebook, Mlive.com. The contents? Crosshairs in vehicle mode - is this confirmation to his return? - and some more shots of the drones and the Detroit location being set up. Check it all out below!
An array of giant metallic contraptions have landed at the long-vacant Packard Plant as preparations are being made for the filming of the next "Transformers" movie.
Among the crumbling concrete of the sprawling former Detroit automotive plant, scenes for the fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg, are beginning to take shape.
Two Chicago Transit Authority trains are positioned as if they careened off their artificial rail lines, and giant gears and machinery lie in pieces around the set.
Fellow Seibertronian Bronzewolf has been keeping an eye on the social media platforms used by the marketing team for Transformers: The Last Knight, which have just confirmed on Instagram that British actress Laura Haddock has just joined the cast! Check out the short clip embedded below, and join us in the Energon Pub for the ongoing movie discussion!
The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast returns with Episode 0. That's right, this special edition podcast is a pilot for a new concept, the Mainframes podcast, focusing purely on the world of Transformers comics in an in-depth way. The globe spanning crew of Twincast / Podcast host Scotty P, comics expert and t-shirt guru Mr. Starscream, and Seibertron.com's very own News Administrator Dr. Va'al look to start this new project out with a bang by diving deep into More Than Meets The Eye Issue #53 from IDW Publishing.
Things get going with the first pages of setup, with Ratchet and Velocity setting the stage for the events to come. The call backs go way, way back and the crew takes some time to reflect on the world-building that's taken place.
Got his hands back, but can't decide on a head crest look yet.
More catching up comes next as we take a look into what Brainstorm and some others are up to. Friendship takes center stage, with some of the Lost Light's cast coming closer together while others are set to depart on a different adventure.
Well of course we are, podcasting is fun!
The first round of massive speculation takes over next. Are the missing glasses pointing to something? Or is regular cleaning of the optic sensors just good hygiene?
Just call me "LadiesMan217"
The big reveal of big reveals surrounding a certain character gets brought up as we proceed through the events of the issue. Years of plot threads collide, with yet more speculation about what it all means to events past and future.
Look, I'm not giving it away in a thumbnail in the middle of a news post, ok?
After the scene shifts, it's time to pick up with our villains and take stock of the odds against our heroes. Is there any chance? No. They have tanks with Decepticon symbols on them. Nothing else screams "Hopeless" like freaking tanks with Decepticon symbols on them.
That guy on the right's got quite a plan.
Mr. Starscream then leads the way as we all ponder exactly who could have brought back the evil Overlord, and what their intentions possibly could have been. Get ready to bounce back to the Season 1 finale as we analyze what it might all mean.
A penchant for Roman sculpture, perhaps?
Robot romance and hyperactivity come up next, with a two page spread leading to deep conversations about behavior and emotion. Tune in as we look at everyone's favorite clockmaker get bored, and everyone's favorite purple former-Decepticon get romantic.
All over your guns because they are guns and he needs them.
Megatron had to come up at some point, as we take a look at his tale of redemption and try to relate it back to other themes such as addiction. Also: is there actually something physically wrong with him, or is it all a physical manifestation of a disease of the mind?
Surprisingly, no additional uppercut required this time.
We close the show with a discussion about where More Than Meets The Eye stands in the pantheon of Transformers comic history, and then we take some of your questions sent in on social media.
Will anyone take a 'stand' on this topic?
We hope you enjoyed this "pilot" episode of potential Twincast / Podcast spin-off Mainframes, and be sure to listen towards the end of the episode to hear how to help make more episodes a reality! We won't get to make more of this type of show if you don't tell us you want it, so please, let us know if you do. We'll see you in the discussion thread which you can join in on by replying to this very news post.
The Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast comes at you once again with host Scotty P, who's joined by Twincast regulars Megatronus, Seibertron, and RodimusConvoy13 for a long Saturday night hang out as we digest the Tokyo Toy Show and much, much more.
Tokyo Toy Show just happened, and many new toys from Takara Tomy were revealed. The cast takes a look at all the latest, such as Ginrai, Unite Warriors Lynx Master, Ratchet, and more. New toy time even manages to leave out Thrust, because there just might be some other Masterpiece news to turn to...
Sir Not Appearing In This Episode
That's right, Masterpiece Cheetor has been revealed! This upcoming cat has, so far, blown us away, with a supremely show accurate look and a transformation that we take quite awhile trying to figure out. The only thing for sure is that the release of this kitty can't come fast enough, especially when we start thinking about the Universe version and the fun-but-dated Beast Wars original.
Beast Wars keeps on grabbing attention with the ongoing re-watch of Season 1 continuing full steam ahead. After an extremely brief look at Dinobot clones in episode 14, the birth of Airazor in Episode 15 takes over. The spark is strong with this one, as Rhinox takes us along into actual plot, suspense, excitement, and world building.
:Phew: This is where it starts to get good.
The two part episode "The Trigger" comes next, and the crew analyzes the continued world building, character, and plot progressions brought about by this well loved pair of episodes. Seibertron does join us at this point as well, and we jump back to some of the earlier topics once again before coming back around full circle to Beast Wars.
Before that smooth criminal Silverbolt showed up, she almost won it all.
With Beast Wars Tuesdays about to take over Seibertron this summer, we look at both the recent new galleries for Magnaboss, and look back at some of our favorite import beast toys. Are they all going to be the weird molds, or does a repaint or two manage to make its way into our superlatives?
Maximals hate him! Wait until you see why when he does his one weird trick for natural Predacon domination.
The show changes gears at this point and takes a look at one of the more controversial recent developments in the world of Transformers. Much has been made about the Revolution coming our way - what does the Twincast make of these developments? Are we pleased as punch, or ready to punch a wall?
But really, does M.A.S.K. sell the gas to themselves?
The shared universe concept looks to be upcoming for the Michael Bay directed Transformers live action movie franchise as well, with ROM the Space Knight looking to be a key piece. Get a short history lesson on ROM as we continue on our lengthy speculation and discussion about our hopes, fears, and dreams with the potential of a universe featuring robots, more robots, little guys, transforming vehicles, and a Real American Hero.
You'll still never get this toy
The possibilities of fun new characters is endless, and with Club Ramjet arriving this week to Collectors' Club members as well, the cast thinks about what characters from ~ '99-'07 most need some updates. Whether it's updated fiction, a deeper backstory, a new toy, or some combination of these, tune in to hear who and what we'd like to see get the spotlight.
And then Scotty doesn't pick something from UT, and someone leaves to check his pulse.
An interlude into the world of Takara Tomy's Transformers Adventure line follows, with Scotty and Seibertron waxing poetic about this amazingly fun toy line. New stuff like Crazybolt and Mini-cons everywhere take center stage as we just hang out and talk about fun toys for awhile. Will you be looking more into this line after listening?
We'll be back soon for more adventures in Transformers podcasting.
Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes and be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!
Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!
Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.
Fellow Seibertronian Tyrannacon has dropped in a link from JoBlo.com concerning a number of Transformers: The Last Knight casting and plot points. As far as we know, a lot of this is speculation and rumour, but the source has proven itself correct during Age of Extinction, so there may be fair grounds to talk about here! Find below a summary of the key points, and head here for the full piece.
If, and it's a fairly big if, any of this is true, we do have to warn you about the spoiler nature of the post! So have a buffer first.
Optimus Prime is headed for Cybertron, and will have to revive it using an artifact
Artifact has something to do with Merlin (from King Arthur lore), magic and Transformers
Bumblebee is now in a leadership role on Earth
Hound, Crosshairs, and Drift are returning and are based in South Dakota
Also returning are Dinobots, plus... "mini-dinobots" (??)
Three new Transformers characters will feature, with a generic British background/accent: TheCreator, an Aston Martin Cogman, a Vespa Squeaks
Megatron will be back as a jet fighter
Will Anthony Hopkins voice one of the three new characters? Is he The Creator? Does the sword in the new title logo the artifact? How much science-is-magic will we see? Speculate away in the Energon Pub!
Retreading *a lot* of previously explored material, Comic Book Resources brings an (apparently) exclusive peek at what's lurking behind IDW Publishing's REVOLUTION event, coming this September. Pretty much all of the creators involved are in the video embedded below, and they drop information on the various books included in the crossover, so check it out!
Starting in September, IDW Publishing is truly opening up its toy box. The San Diego-based publisher announced the "Revolution" event earlier this month, pairing its many licensed Hasbro action properties -- Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, ROM and Action Man -- into one shared universe, combining multiple long-running properties in comics for the first time.
CBR has the first full look at a video featuring multiple "Revolution" creators and editors, including John Barber, Brandon Easton, Aubrey Sitterson, Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, David Hedgecock and Cullen Bunn discussing the impending Hasbro crossover, along with a look at art from the upcoming event.
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