It was 2006 and we had just witnessed the end of Transformers Cybertron, the final piece of the long running Unicron Trilogy, and we were waiting for Michael Bay's first Transformers movie. We were all excited because we didn't know what the future held, but we were just bursting at the seams. Shortly after the shock and awe of the mention of the upcoming film, we all wondered "Wait, what filler line will take over in Cybertron's place?"
We lovingly call that "filler" line Transformers Classics.
Little did we know, it started a sweeping movement, a rebirth of what had come before. Before we could look to the future, Hasbro went back to the past and brought us these really nice updates of some of our favorite characters/figures. One of those updated characters was Optimus Prime, of course. Who knew eight years later that the Optimus mold would have so many uses? (10 as of right now!)
Which brings us to our newest galleries: Henkei Convoy Clear Version (AKA Crystal Convoy, the former is the official moniker, while the latter came from the fans. I think Crystal fits better) and United Ultra Magnus!
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Seibertron.com Member, Podcaster and professional voice actor Jon3.0 dropped by to share a hilarious digital short with everyone featuring the Dinobots! we embedded the video below for your viewing pleasures. Enjoy!
Continuing to pick up on the Dinobot-palooza that is Age of Extinction, we here at Seibertron.com would like to present to the general public galleries of Dinobots! ...and a tiger. These four new entries are Dark of the MoonDualor, Rav, Triceradon, and Catilla!
The first three are homages to Generation One Dinobots Grimlock, Swoop, and Slag, respectively, and are redecoes of Classics Mini-Cons Terrorsaur, Swoop, and Knockdown, respectively. Catilla is a redeco of fellow Classics Mini-Con Snarl. Check out the preliminary images below, and if they tickle your fancy, view the full galleries by clicking either each toy's gallery link or any of the images!
With the great Age of Extinction still upon us, let's take a few steps in time and revisit some Generation One Encore reissues! Today's subjects are Autobots Trailbreaker and Hoist! Notable differences between the original pair and the Encore pair include cartoon-accurate visors on the Encore pair, as opposed to the red visor seen on the original Trailbreaker and yellow on the original Hoist. As usual, view the preliminary images below, and if your interest has been piqued, view the full gallery of each figure by clicking on any of their images or links!
It's been 7 years since the last Beast Wars galleries and Seibertron.com is proud to announce their return with new Galleries of Takara Beast Wars Metals VS-41 Silverbolt and Rampage. The Takara Metals Silverbolt and Ramage are using the same mold of their original domestic releases while sporting some changes. The Takara Silverbolt utilizing a lighter grey plastic and painted irises and pupils for the wolf mode eyes. While the Takara version of Rampage utilizes a silver paint for details and gradients instead of orange, has a more prominent purple "X" on the upper side of his crab mode, it also uses translucent red plastic for the body instead of orange. We've mirrored the below images for your viewing pleasures and Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
We've shown you the galleries of this year's BotCon exclusives, and you can always see the previous exclusives from recent past events by clicking here: Events
Since we're going back in time, we thought we should share an oldie, but a goodie:
BotCon '99 exclusive Deluxe Class Windrazor!
Windrazor is based off of Beast Wars Fuzor Silverbolt and redecoed in a white and two tone purple. With special collector's packaging based off of the then current Beast Wars line, this attractive looking exclusive was a must for attendees.
Click on any of the pictures below to be taken to the full gallery.
So that was BotCon! And between then and San Diego Comic Con, we were able to put together another Seibertron.com Transformers Creative Round-Up, collecting all the past weeks' output in the Transtopia section (including one we missed from earlier by paul053). Comics, art, photos, customs, repaints, builds and more await below so keep on reading!
THE HELP DESK
Fellow custom enthusiast STINGRAY749 is looking for tips about glow in the dark paint - help them out here!
It's hard to believe it's been 14 years, my fellow Seibertronians, since June 26th, 2000. That was the day that I launched Geocities.com/G1archive, which would become Seibertron.com just 3 short months later. Seibertron.com started out as a Transformers screen capture archive thanks to the release of various G1 episodes on VHS tapes from Rhino. Sometime around September 11th, 2001, our initial forums launched using the old UBB Boards. Since that time, our community has flourished and continues to grow.
The past 14 years here on Seibertron.como has brought many of us together as friends (and some would even say as a family), helped many fans find that elusive toy that has evaded their collections, provided a wealth of knowledge to all of us over the years thanks to the amazing volunteer staff and our regular contributors, and has been a regular source of entertainment in various ways. I look back at the last 14 years and think about how much has changed in our world and with the Transformers fandom since then, and I can't help wonder what the next 14 years will bring.
Thanks to all of you who have made Seibertron.com your online Transformers home. I'm using tonight's premiere of Transformers Age of Extinction to celebrate Seibertron.com's 14th Anniversary with a few of my closest friends. I hope many of you will also get together with your friends and family and enjoy yet another iteration of the Transformers brand that has brought us all together.
And on that note ... transform and roll out, my fellow Seibertronians!
If you couldn't make it to this year's BotCon, and the pictures aren't enough, don't worry, because we have plenty of video footage supplied by Seibertron himself! From Kreo to Generations and everything inbetween! All videos are hosted on our official YouTube channel and we've included the embeds below.
Click to be whisked away to BotCon 2014!
BotCon 2014 Display: Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Products
BotCon 2014 Display: SDCC Transformers Exclusives G1 Dinobots Pack and Rock Band Tour Pack HD
BotCon 2014 Display: Transformers Rescue Bots and Kre-o
In a new TFCC dedicated gallery, Seibertron.com is pleased to present to you a high-quality look at Transformers: Timelines Deluxe Depth Charge. Click on any of the below images to take you directly to the gallery.