Fellow Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer optibotimus was able to acquire an exclusive SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobot set, featuring redecos with added chrome paint Age of Extinction Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Snarl, and posted a video review of the awesome foursome - and the pop-up display by Matthew Reinhart! Check out the shiny goodness in the clip embedded below.
You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too.
WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent screening of dialogue lends, at least from this reader’s perspective, the characters a certain charming honesty. They seem like real entities rather than just mouthpieces for certain ideas and opinions or to appear simply as catalysts for narrative.
ROBERTS: Thanks! A lot of MTMTE stories are quite high-concept, or if not high-concept then high-density in terms of the plot and the number of things happening at any one time. And because you’re limited to 22 pages and a certain number of panels per page, you only have so much space to convey ideas and information. I try, sometimes successfully, to smuggle exposition into natural-sounding dialog.
I’ve become more confident in how to impart information, and in how good readers are at filling in gaps when you hold stuff back. You can structure a conversation between two characters in such a way that the reader comes in halfway through and discerns the thrust of what’s been said; and then you can dance around a bit and use ‘hard info’ sparingly, but the tone and pace of the conversation, and the order in which certain details are revealed, can lend everything a realistic bounce and ensure that what needs to be established has been established.
Seibertron.com member reluctantyouth dropped by to let us know he acquired the highly anticipated Transformers: Age of Extinction Deluxe Lockdown at a Target in Peoria, IL. The figures also appear to be on sale for $9.96. Happy hunting!
Thanks to The Loyal Subject's Facebook page, we get a a sneak peak at Wave 3. Looks like they are showing the first member of a possible wave 3 Constructicon team? We've mirrored the image below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Ready for some more Takara Tomy Masterpiece Star Saber prototype images? Thanks once more to Weibo user 北马伊斯力, we get a look at two pages from the Masterpiece Guide (released today), featuring even more shots of the Autobot leader - and maybe suggesting extra features. Take a look below!
As Iacon packages are hitting people's homes from BotCon 2014, Seibertron.com is proud to present another installation, or a redux, if you will, of Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service exclusives: the little dude who sees and records everything - Rewind! Remolded from the United Cassetticon figure, we first saw Chromedome's conjux endura in the clip below, directly from a BotCon hotel room, and posted a small teaser gallery too. But head below and click on any image for the new, improved, full gallery!
Ebay seller z75sales is at it again with more rare unreleased Generation 2 Ebay listings. The following listing are for ATB Megatron, G2 Dragstrip and relisted G2 Gobots. In a couple of upcoming auctions, G2 Hero Megatron and Optimus Prime unreleased variants.