Hasbro.com just uploaded seven new video clips from the new Robots In Disguise cartoon that is due to air this year. Check out the videos we've embedded below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Seibertron member Shajaki recently purchased the new vinyl release of the 1986 Transformers animated movie from a specialty shop. He was gracious enough to share images of his recent purchase. You can see the nice artwork included inside the album jacket. Check out his images below.
To kick off the weekend, here are a couple of Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series updates via Seibertronian Sabrblade! First off, we have, thanks to Unluckiness of fellow fansite Allspark.com), below are the English translations of the Chinese synopses for episodes 1 through 14, originally posted on 1905.com. Obviously, they contain spoilers, so first have the full voice acting cast for the Anglophone version of the show, and and updated intro sequence to complement the one we posted earlier.
Bumblebee: Will Friedle
Grimlock: Khary Payton
Fixit: Mitchel Whitfield
Sideswipe: Darren Criss
Optimus Prime: Frank Welker Peter Cullen
Drift: Eric Bauza
Slipstream & Jetstorm (Drift's minicons): Roger Craig Smith
Jazz: Arif S. Kinchen
Steeljaw: Troy Baker
Underbite: Liam O'Brien
Thunderhoof: Frank Stallone (younger brother of Sylvester Stallone!)
Clampdown: Jim Cummings
Fracture: Kevin Pollak
Airrazor and Divebomb (Fracture's minicons): Roger Craig Smith and Khary Payton
Hammerstrike: David Kaye
Butch: Will Friedle
Ped: Eddie Deezen
Quillfire: Andy Milder
Springload: John Steven Rocha
Terrashock: Kevin Michael Richardson
Filch: Constance Zimmer
Bisk: Khary Payton
Russel: Stuart Allen
Denny: Ted McGinley
Episode 1: Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Strongarm follow the guidance given by a vision of Optimus Prime. From the planet Cybertron, they face a new challenge: Minicon Fixit's prison ship crashes on Earth, with the Decepticons prisoners aboard. Their stasis pods are scattered about. Denny and Russell are a father and son duo who live in Crown city. Danny's hobby is collecting used machine parts from a large junkyard.
Episode 2: Bumblebee's team awakens the Dinobot Grimlock who fights and defeats Underbite. Underbite tries to escape to Crown City but Russell and Sideswipe use an aluminum car model as bait to lead Underbite into a quarry where he is defeated by being pushed into a pit. The image of Optimus Prime appears and commands Bumblebee to lead the team in defending Earth
Episode 3: An oil tanker near Crown City is attacked by Hammerstrike. Hammerhead paranoia grips the seas throughout the planet. Bumblebee and Grimlock team up to defeat Hammerstrike. Strongarm confronts the reformed Decepticon Grimlock, mistrustful of him, causing Grimlock to leave.
Episode 4: Butch appears, having been stolen equipment to build a spaceship to leave Earth, lacking only the fuel to power the ship. Bumblebee is dispatched to capture him. Fixit's timely assistance allows him to defeat Butch.
Episode 5: A stasis pod is discovered near the Crown City Museum of Natural History. Denny and Russel, disguised as archaeologists and the Autobots in car form manage to obtain the stasis pod. The bull-like Terrashock emerges from the stasis pod. Bumblebee's team is exposed to the public during the ensuing fight thanks to Danny and Russell.
Episode 6: Thunderhoof masquerades as a monster from local folklore known as the Kospego and commands humans to collect components to construct a space bridge leading back to Cybertron. The activation of the space bridge causes unexpected consequences, trapping Bumblebee and Sideswipe within the portal. Thunderhoof is transported elsewhere and runs into Grimlock.
Episode 7: A bird-like Decepticon, Filch, is detected and is successfully captured by Bumblebee's team after some difficulty. Reality show director Denny wants to interview Larry LaRue, an antique collector but is rejected. Strongarm realizes that her teammates are more important than a rigid adherence to rules and regulations.
Episode 8: Steeljaw secretly plants a Nitan, a louse-like device, inside Grimlock's body to control him. Grimlock is sent to attack a car junkyard and obtains Underbite's stasis pod. Bumblebee and Sideswipe manage to expel the Nitan and bring Grimlock back to normal. Steeljaw and Underbite manage to escape.
Episode 9: While on patrol alone, Strongarm encounters Springload, a frog-like Decepticon. Springload believes that he is still on Cybertron and searches for the legendary lost city Doradas. Bumblebee, secretly tailing Strongarm, helps her to defeat Springload.
Episode 10: The Autobot Jazz arrives from Cybertron to investigate the crash of the prison ship. The earthworm-like Decepticon Ped excavates the area near a scrapyard in search for energon crystals. The Autobots place energon near the residual energy signal of the stasis pod as bait to apprehend Ped.
Episode 11: Bumblebee engages Quillfire in battle but is infected with a toxin that renders his intelligence at a child-like level. Quillfire later releases the elephants at the zoo but Bumblebee and Grimlock manage to corral them. Bumblebee defeats Quillfire and the toxin wears off.
Episode 12: Two Cybertronian spacecraft land to the West of the Crown Forest. The Autobots pursue the Decepticon Fracture. Drift saves Bumblebee from Fracture, for which Bumblebee thanks him after the battle but Fracture manages to escape.
Episode 13: The crab-like Decepticon Clampdown appears in Crown City's flood control channel. Clampdown's MO is to persuade others to uncover hidden treasure. During the fight, Clampdown is saved by Steeljaw and forced to join his army
Episode 14: Optimus trains under the Minicon member of the Thirteen in order to better capture the Decepticons. The skunk-like Decepticon Stench, with the ability to spray an incapacitating toxin, appears, leading a gang of four. Grimlock, Sideswipe and Strongarm succumb to the toxin but Bumblebee is able to save the day. After the battle, Bumblebee reminds his team members of the value of focus and unity in their mission.
As the day for its airing in the west draws near, we have the Robots in Disguise Official Opening (intro) available, thanks to Youtuber Gokai Jolt. It is very reminiscent of Transformers Animated with a quick spotlight on the main autobots.
And for those in anticipation of the show and its toys, we have a bunch of high definition galleries for the various figures available here.
Fellow Seibertronian Emerje has pointed us towards another potentially spoilerrific source of Transformers: Robots in Disguise news - a clip from the Chinese dub of the show, featuring a fight scene between Drift and a Decepticon character allegedly named Fracture. Check it out embedded below!
Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade has spotted a series of screenshots from the Chinese airing of upcoming Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series, as captured and shared by Weibo user megatronus. The image below can and should be considered as minor spoilers for people interested in the story of the series, so tread at your own peril!
What we do get to see are the character designs in animation context of the main cast of Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock, plus Optimus Prime, what looks potentially like Drift and a couple of unknown characters - but no Decepticons yet. Check them all out mirrored below.
Thanks to some detective work by fellow Seibertron.com Sabrblade, we know that France will be airing the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series at some point in February 2015. The news, copied and translated below, is from French website Les Accros Aux Séries,and includes a synopsis for the show.
Animated series in non-Anglophone European countries are usually dubbed, rather than subtitled, meaning that the series must be ready for broadcast in English already - what do you think, will we be seeing Bumblebee versus the new Decepticons by the end of January?
Original French wrote:Canal J diffusera la nouvelle série d’animation de la franchise Transformers intitulée Transformers:Robots in Disguise en février 2015, pour le moment aucune date de diffusion n’a été annoncé mais la série sera diffusée en février prochain.
L’histoire débute avec l’écrasement sur Terre d’un vaisseau de prisonniers Décepticons.
Optimus Prime missionne Bumblebee de mener une équipe débutante d’Autobots qui aura pour mission de capturer les prisonniers échappés.
Mais Bumblebee devra tout d’abord apprendre à diriger une équipe !
Les nouveaux héros s’apercevront rapidement que leur mission n’est pas facile, tout comme de travailler au sein d’une équipe forte en personnalité !
Canal J will air the new animated series Transformers: Robots in Disguise in February 2015. There is currently no actual date, but the series will air next February.
The story begins with a spaceship of Decepticon prisoners crashing on Earth.
Optimus Prime gives Bumblebee a mission to lead a new team of Autobots to capture the escaped prisoners.
But Bumblebee must first learn how to lead a team!
The new heroes will quickly realise that their mission is not an easy one, and will need to work together as a strong team!
Seibertron.com is proud to present our newest galleries:
Robots In Disguise Tiny Titans
Wait... Tiny Titans? A new size class/line? You bet! New collectible figurines with collector cards, to boot!
That's not all, remember how this is the sequel to Prime and part of the "Aligned" continuity? (Also shared with War For Cybertron and Fall Of Cybertron) Remember how Cliffjumper died in Darkness Rising? Well, you'll see that these RID Tiny Titans include a Cliffjumper! What could that hold for the future? We'll have to wait and see!
Until then, check out the galleries on these little guys and then come back to the forum discussion of the show itself to see what effect this has on everything, and you can share your thoughts on all of it, right here.
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