Amazon has listed an updated Pre-order for the much anticipated Last Stand of the Wreckers from IDW Publishing. The orginal epic series was written by James Roberts and Nick Roche and feature amazing art from both Nick, and Guido Guidi! The new hardback edition, which is set for a March release, will also include a ton of additional content which will include:
cover art gallery
"Out of Bullets"
"In Word and Deed"
more pages of Autopedia entries
pin-ups, promo art, guest art
script extracts and first draft
This News member encourages anyone who has not been exposed to this mini series to pick this book up. The new Amazon pre-order price for this hard back is only $17.45 and eligible for FREE shipping! To view the product listing, click here!
Although it is no surprise that after Dark of the Moon's impressive $1.124 billion at the worldwide box office, another transformers film would be made. Merely unofficial rumors, until now. Paramount Pictures is planning a return of Transformers to the big screen, likely in June or July of 2014. No confirmation has been given to the return of Michael Bay, but given the success of the Speilberg/Bay combination, it is probable. ComingSoon.net posted information regarding the announcement and had this to say:
producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura wrote:"We'll be there in the summer of 2014," he confirmed, as well as addressing (albeit vaguely) whether Michael Bay will be returning as director or not. "Michael had a debate because he sort of felt at first that he'd done three. Michael and I are both the same in that we always like to top ourselves. That doesn't necessarily mean bigger. It can be bigger in places, it just means different, but we're going to push really hard as fresh and new as we can be."
What can fans expect for a major motion picture on the 30th anniversary of the brand? Time will tell. To read the full account on Comingsoon.net click here.
News from Hasbro's Fan Media Event at Toy Fair 2012
NOTE: We will be allowed to take pictures of the showroom between 3:30pm and 5:00pm Eastern. Pictures will begin posting on Seibertron.com around 7:00pm Eastern. Please keep checking back for updates.
Hasbro's presentation started out today with Steven Davis, the president of Hasbro Studios, discussing the various shows on the Hub. My Little Pony, Jaikudo (sp?), Transformers Rescue Bots, Transformers Prime, and Pound Puppies. Jeff Kline and Teresa Hail (sp?) were guests at the presentation. Transformers Prime is an emmy award winning show.
Showed us some never-before seen footage from Transformers Prime Season 2. Scene involved the Decepticons battling the Autobots. Decepticons leave via Space Bridge, Arcee drove through it right before it closed, battles Decepticons at their base, looking for Optimus Prime, while Soundwave watches over.
Transformers brand team took the stage next.
Transformers "More Than Meets The Eye" 2012
Jerry Duboin (Marketing Director) and Joshua Lamb did presentation.
2012: Biggest Year Ever!
- Theme Park Rides
- New TV Shows
- Digital Gaming
- Virtual Worlds
- Video Games
- Digital Books
Rescue Bots Season 1
Prime Season 2
Bot Shots Battle Game Intro
KREO Continues to build
Transformers The Ride - The Ultimate 3D Battle (Showed us the commercial that aired during the Super Bowl)
Universal Studios Hollywood
Opens in May 2012
Singapore launched in December 2011 (showed us some outside visuals)
2012 Product Rollout - Showed us Delue Class Evac and Legion Class Evac (will have its own unique packaging, Bumblebee and Optimus (deluxe) and Voyager Megatron and Optimus in Transformers The Ride Universal Studios packaging.
Jagex - Transformers enters massively multi-player game market in 2012 "Take the Transformers Battle Online"
Showed us trailer for MMO (Massive Multi-player online) "War is coming", "Choose Your Side", "Shape your Destiny", various unknown Autobots and Decepticons battling ... "Join the Battle Online" at http://www.transformersuniverse.com and http://www.facebook.com/transformersuniverse. Teased that the MMO might be a great opportunity for toys later down the road.
Moved on to Rescue Bots
Brand new Animated Series
Showed us the current Rescue Bots toy line
New Mobile HQ coming out in 2012.
New KRE-O Transformers
New theme in the fall "The Quest for Energon"
Looks like the Kreons come with Energon weapons.
Comes with accessories to build the Ultimate Dark Energon weapon
New Kre-O Devastator
29 new Kreons, 16 Transformers Robots to collect (showed Ironhide)
Showed us a Kre-O commercial (the one with the hip hop music with the bouncing car and Bumblebee dancing)
Transformers Prime - Hub
Premieres February 18th
on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 6th, 2012 (has season 2 preview)
Enhanced E-Book apps from Ruckus Media
Gave us an update on First Edition: deluxes and voyagers not available in the US. Was a Hasbro issue, not a retailer issue. Recognizes these are great toys, looking to release them in some format in 2012.
Movie trilogy deluxes shown at SDCC will only be available in Asia.
Movie trilogy deluxe Optimus Prime with trailer will be available
Robots In Disguise - 2012 product rollout
Prime RID toys officially launches on March 1st. Will be out everywhere by then.
Showed us current product line (deluxes Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, Soundwave, Optimus Prime, Megatron)
Showed us deluxe Ratchet, Arcee (wave 2), Knockout, Hot Shot, Vehicon (wave 3)
Voyager Starscream, and new Bulkhead (doesn't look too bad, both look very represenative of show models)
New weaponizers (similar to Leader Class scale): Optimus Prime, Bumblebee
New Prime entertainment pack available in Canada and Asia only (uses First Edition molds of Starscream and Bumblebee)
New remote controlled wave 1 (Bumblebee, Knockout) remote controlled transformation included to enable battling
Battle Masks (Bumblebee, Optimus Prime) and mission helmet (Optimus Prime w/ Peter Cullen's voice)
Showed us wave 1 again
Wave 2: Breakdown, Mirage, Evac, Soundwave
Commander wave 1: Optimus Prime, Bulkhead, Starscream, and Megatron
Wave 2: Ironhide (red SUV) and another mold to be announced at later date
Vehicles wave 1: Star Hammer w/ Wheeljack
Showed us Optimus Maximus (on display), holds 9 Cyberverse figures), has battle station mode with wheels)
Bot Shots Battle Game
Official debuts March 1st
Showed us new TV commercial
"Either you're bot or you're NOT!!"
March 1: Online game launch
May 1: player vs player, codes in pack
44 bots to collect!
Codes inside for online play!
Online: unlockable characters, enter codes to level up, player versus player!
Characters will use come from different iterations of the Transformers universes
Wave 2: Ratchet, clear Bumblebee chase
Optimus Prime and Megatron haulers
3 pack: Acide Storm included
Battle for the Matrix in the fall (sets)
Going through too fast for me to write down toys/characters ... on display down stairs, look for pics later)
IDW Comic Books
Fall of Cybertron game from Activision - September 2012
Showed us the trailer from the Spike TV awards (check out Seibertron.com's YouTube channel to watch it)
Matt Tieg took the stage to discuss Fall of Cybertron
Showed us video clip of gameplay as BRUTICUS ... pretty frikkin' awesome, looks amazing! Basically lays waste to everything and everyone in his path. You guys are going to love this.
Showed us another pretty epic commercial that looks amazing - focused more on the FALL of Cybertron. This game is going to rock!
Transformers brand team showed us the toys that will be in the Transformers Generations packaging (fall 2012)
Wave 1 Optimus Prime, Jazz, and Shockwave (looks like a gun/cannon)
Bruticus: deluxe wave 2 - Blast Off, Vortex, Brawl (colors are accurate), Swindle, and Onslaught (official pics look way better than what we've seen online) ... will be on display
Over 40 new Generations Transformers coming down the pipes, really took what the fandom has been saying to heart. HUGE focus end of 2012 into spring 2012
Mentioned 30th anniversary in 2014 ("wait until you see that stuff!")
Gi Joe Toy Fair 2012
Retaliation opens in theaters on June 29th
Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock
Bruce Willis in film
Movie line on shelves in early June.
50 figures including those sold with vehicles + 4 additional Comic Con exclusives
Won't have products aimed at younger children (leaner line)
9 vehicles + 1 additional comic con exclusive
Wave 2 (more movie accurate): Battle Kata Roadblock, Firefly, Flint, Ninja Duel Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow
Wave 3: Joe Colton (Bruce Willis), Lady Jaye, Alley Viper, Cyber Ninja, Dragon Ninja
Wave 4: Kim Arashikage (Jinx, can't use name on toy), Blind Master
Wave 5: Crimson Guard (comes with sticker sheet to customize faction), Night Viper
Ninja Showdown Set Asst wave 2 on shelf sept 2012 (GiJoe Night Ops Team)
Alpha Vehicle Assortment: Ninja Speed Cycle w/ Snake Eyes, Road Retaliator w/ Flint
Bravo Vehicle Assortment - wave 1 June 2012 - Cobra Fangboat w/ Swamp Viper, Ninja Commando 4x4 w/ Snake Eyes
Wave 2 (July 2012) - Tread Ripper w/ Clutch
Delta Vehicle Assortment: Wave 1 June 2012 - Ghost Hawk II w/ Duke, Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank w/ Cobra Trooper
Showed us Shockwave H.I.S.S. Tank, Destro in Decepticon color scheme (purple), also comes with "Constructicon" Bat
Didn't show any regular Joe stuff?
MARVEL Universe Death's Head for 2013. Sculpt looks dead on to how he looked in 1980s.
The Hubworld.com website has been updated with some character bios from Transformers Prime. The most notable addition is Starscream, who features a converted arm cannon. With Season 2 quickly approaching we will soon find out if Starscream gets another shot at commanding the Decepticons with his new armament or could this be a glimpse at something more...
Check out the picture below or click here to view the Hubworld.com Roll Call! Let the debate of the significance of the Red insignia begin in the forums!
Do you have Verizon Fios? Do you want to know what's going to happen in the opening episode of Transformers Prime season 2? Well then you are in luck! There is a 12 minute preview of the opening episode: Orion Pax part 1. Want spoilers? Caution below!
Episode starts with same opening sequence as 1st season
Episode opens with Ratchet telling others that it stands to reason that without the wisdom of the matrix, Optimus has lost himself.
The key card Jack was given by Prime before he faced off with Unicron (OP contingency plan) provides access to Vector Sigma and the wisdom of the Primes. Now only Jack can bring Optimus back.
Optimus has reverted back to the archivist Orion Pax
Megatron tells Orion that the warlord Ratchet, the Doctor of Doom, careless actions has caused Cybertron to be in its current state. He says that they are Earth to protect the planet from befalling the same fate as Cybertron
Megatron states to Kncokdown that when they stormed the Iacon Hall of Records during the waning days of the war for Cybertron, the Decepticons were able to acquire certain files. Only the integration of Orion Pax gives us the opportunity to decipher these encrypted Autobot files.
Megatron had Soundwave sanitize the data core so Prime does not find any sensitive files that may clue him in to who he really is.
Unfortunately, Vector Sigma is on Cybertron. Ratchet begins work to turbo charge the ground bridge reach Cybertron.
Project Iacon: (The term used for what Megatron has Orion doing at his workstation) Orion is rusty, but he decodes three things that are possibly coordinates....He believes they were notes targeting locations on Earth. Could be ships (foreshadowing new TFs??). Orion says his greatest fear is that they are locations for Weapons of mass destruction
A few lines I liked....
"Agent Fowler yells at Ratchet "Hold up, You mean there is a microchip in my butt that tells the government when I stop for donuts, but your telling me you can't just track Prime?"
Megatron commenting on Orion's arrival in general population...."The first Decepticon who refers to our guest as "Optimus Prime".. will have their voice box torn out."
Knockout to Orion when he is etching his Decepticon symbol...."Welcome back to the winning team."
The preview description is from tfw2005.com board member Junior, click here to view the thread.
Hasbro has posted some interesting information on what we can expect to see at the 109th American International Toy Fair in New York, NY. Mr. Seibertron and El_Duque will be on hand bringing you all the latest coverage beginning this weekend. However, the good folks at Hasbro have given a little heads up on some of the products that will be on hand:
Hasbro wrote:Throughout the year in 2012, kids and fans of the globally popular TRANSFORMERS brand will get to experience the “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” property in a variety of new and exciting ways. In February, the new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS and the second season of the hit animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, both from Hasbro Studios, will debut on The Hub television network. And, for the first time ever beginning in March, most of the TRANSFORMERS action figure expressions will adopt the TRANSFORMERS PRIME styling to complement the award winning series. Also in March, Hasbro will introduce a new toy segment called TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS, a whole new way to play out TRANSFORMERS battles. Available in favorite characters like OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE, kids can choose their power, crash into battle and defeat their opponent. TRANSFORMERS BOT SHOTS automatically convert when you crash ‘em! Sold one per pack, fans can collect 44 different BOT SHOTS figures across the product line. Then in May, fans will have another new way to experience the TRANSFORMERS brand with the launch of the highly anticipated new motion-based thrill ride TRANSFORMERS: THE RIDE-3D, opening at Universal Studios Hollywood. To finish the year with even more entertainment experiences, TRANSFORMERS fans will be able to enjoy the much buzzed about new video game TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron from Activision and High Moon studios as well as the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE MMO from Jagex both launching in Fall. Roll Out!
More than Transformers, Hasbro is bringing a ton of other great products from Bey Blade to My Little Pony and host of new G.I. Joe toys and games to coicide with new Joe film. To read more about the Hasbro Toy Fair contingent, click here! Keep checking Seibertron.com this weekend for all the news regarding Toy Fair 2012!
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Paramount Home Entertainment wrote:THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMERS MOVIE YET ARRIVES IN AN ULTIMATE BLU-RAY 3D™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD COMBO PACK ON JANUARY 31, 2012 WITH NEARLY FOUR HOURS OF EXPLOSIVE BONUS FEATURES
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray of All Three Films Also Blasts Off for a Limited Time in a Spectacular Deluxe Package Including a Plaque of Movie Images Signed by Michael Bay
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (December 27, 2011) - From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg, in association with Hasbro, Paramount Pictures' global smash hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon returns to Earth January 31, 2012 in a four-disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with UltraViolet™ and a Digital Copy. A must-own film for every home media collection, Transformers: Dark of the Moon features "jaw-droppingly amazing 3D" (Harry Knowles, AintItCool.com) and fan-favorite characters OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and Sam Witwicky amidst bigger and more spectacular action in an adventure that surpassed its predecessors to earn over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office and become the #4 biggest movie of all time at the global box office.
Bursting with nearly four hours of sensational behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews and more, the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack delivers blockbuster entertainment.
"This Blu-ray 3D of Dark of the Moon will blow you away. If you've been waiting for the right time to get a 3D television, this is it," said director Michael Bay. "For fans who've been waiting patiently to bring Dark of the Moon home, this Ultimate Edition release delivers the goods."
And, for a limited time, all three eye-popping films in the Transformers franchise will be available in a 7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Trilogy featuring each film in high definition, Transformers: Dark of the Moon in high definition 3D, more than 10 hours of special features and a plaque of movie images signed by Bay.
The ongoing epic story of the mighty AUTOBOTS continues in Transformers:
Dark of the Moon and the four-disc Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack takes fans behind-the-scenes, across the U.S. and into the far reaches of space for a fully immersive entertainment experience. The set includes a nearly two-hour documentary about the making of the film, which follows the cast and crew around the world, reveals the secrets behind the breathtaking stunts, including more footage of the amazing "birdmen," and documents the film's progress all the way through its triumphant release. Plus, additional features show how Chicago was transformed into the movie's biggest action set, offer a look inside NASA, unveil artists' renderings of the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS and much, much more. The combo pack will also be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them - safely and securely - to a variety of devices.
Four-Disc Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD
The Transformers: Dark of the Moon Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray are presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Surround Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The English 5.1 and English 2.0 tracks were each individually mastered to ensure optimal sound for the home entertainment experience.
The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Discrete Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The disc breakdown is as follows:
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
Feature film in high definition
Disc 2 (Blu-ray):
Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
o Rising from the Fallen: Development and Design
o Ready for Prime Time: Filming Across America
o Battle in the Heartland: Shooting in Chicago
o Attack of the Birdmen: Aerial Stunts
o Shadow of the Sentinel: Post-Production and Release
Uncharted Territory: NASA's Future Then and Now
Deconstructing Chicago: Multi-Angle Sequences
o Previsualizations with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
o Previsualizations/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by director Michael Bay and previsualization supervisor Steve Yamamoto
o Visual Effects with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler
o Visual Effects/Final Shot Comparison with optional commentary by visual effects supervisors Scott Farrar and Matthew Butler
The Art of CYBERTRON
o Weapons and Gear
The Dark of the Moon Archive
o 3D: A Transforming Visual Art
o Moscow World Premiere
o Birdmen Featurette
o Cody's iPad
o The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The Matrix of Marketing
o Marketing Gallery
Disc 3 (Blu-ray 3D):
Feature film in high definition 3D
Disc 4 (DVD):
Feature film in standard definition
Digital Copy—Compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media
7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Trilogy
The 7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Trilogy includes all three films in high definition, Transformers: Dark of the Moon in high definition 3D, more than 10 hours of bonus material, as well as a plaque of movie images signed by director Michael Bay. Disc specifications are as follows:
Two-disc Special Edition Blu-ray of Transformers presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
Two-disc Special Edition Blu-ray of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
Three-disc Combo Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray of Transformers: Dark of the Moon presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Surround Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the TRANSFORMERS alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the AUTOBOTS must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the DECEPTICONS' all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
About Paramount Home Entertainment
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TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon
Street date: January 31, 2012
Runtime: 154 minutes
SRP: $39.99 (Ultimate Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD combo pack)
$99.99 (7-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Trilogy)
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo
Canadian Rating: PG for violence and coarse language
This weekend, two of Seibertron.com's staff members are heading to New York City to bring you the latest Transformers news from Toy Fair 2012! Armed with laptops and cameras, Ryan and El Duque will be there in person to cover Hasbro's "Fan Media Day" event at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
This year brings exciting new products from Hasbro's Transformers brand as well as its G.I. Joe, KRE-O, Marvel and Star Wars toy lines. Seibertron.com is honored to be invited by Hasbro once again and we look forward to sharing previews of Hasbro's upcoming products. This special event allows Seibertron.com to gather invaluable information from Hasbro, engage brand team members with questions, and tour the Hasbro showroom to capture high-def photos and videos of the products you’ve been anxiously waiting to see.
Internet connections allowing, we'll start posting news around 1:30pm EST through 3:00pm EST. From there, we'll head to Hasbro's showroom where we'll be allowed to take pictures and videos of the products they have on display until around 5pm. Obviously, we'll stay focused mostly on Transformers, but we'll be sure to grab pics of other hot products that we think might be of interest to the fans of Seibertron.com.
After Hasbro kicks us out around 5pm or so, we'll head back to Seibertron.com's secret headquarters in Times Square where we'll begin the tedious task of sifting through all of the data we obtained. Internet connection allowing, we'll most likely have the first galleries posted along with corresponding news stories around 7 or 8pm. It'll take us a few hours to go through all of the pictures, upload the galleries to the site, post news stories, etc, but by midnight you should have hundreds of new photos of Hasbro's preview of their 2012 product lines.
The following day, we'll head over to the Javits Center where the rest of Toy Fair is throwing down to see if we can scour up any other Transformers related goodies from licensed companies, or anything else that might be of interest to all of you.
Stay tuned this weekend for all of the latest and greatest Transformers news this side of Alpha Centauri. Seibertron.com will be your #1 source for Transformers news and pictures from Toy Fair this weekend!
THE COLLECTIBLE 4-DVD SET & LIMITED EDITION 4-DISC BLU-RAY™ COLLECTION - PACKED WITH A 96-PAGE GRAPHIC NOVEL
OWN IT ON MARCH 6, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Prepare to experience the world of TRANSFORMERS PRIME like never before with perfect picture visuals and the purest digital sound available when the entire first season of the award-winning CGI animated series TRANSFORMERS PRIME arrives in stores everywhere in North America on March 6, 2012 in a deluxe 4-DVD set and a Limited Edition 4-Disc Blu-ray™ collection from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
Delivering a new level of heavy metal action and family entertainment for all ages, the limited edition Blu-ray collection is priced to own at $64.99 SRP. The deluxe 4-DVD set is sold separately and has a suggested retail price of $ 29.93 SRP.
The TRANSFORMERS saga starts a new chapter as old foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new EMMY Award winning series TRANSFORMERS PRIME, A Hasbro Studios production, currently airs on The HUB television network in the U.S. and Teletoons in Canada, deepens the epic mythology of both the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting a new chapter for a new generation of fans.
In early 2011, loyal TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The HUB. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, AUTOBOT Ratchet, Bulkhead, and many others are back to "roll out" against Megatron's latest attempt to conquer Earth. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTBOTS may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers.
Season One of TRANSFORMERS PRIME boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Adam Baldwin, Markie Post, Ernie Hudson, among other notables. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is produced by Hasbro Studios, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline serving as executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as writers for the feature films TRANSFORMERS and TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME recently garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and six Emmy nominations.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world-class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as THE TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multiplatform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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Grab your energon pitchforks and plasma torches faithful listeners! On the latest episode of the Seibertron.comTwincast/Podcast, your host Counterpunch tries to find the silver lining in the disappointment the fandom has encountered over the last few weeks. Throwing gas on the fire is repeat guests Razorclaw and Tigertracks. As always, you can download the Twincast directly from iTunes or here at Seibertron.com's Twincast RSS feed.
We discuss the issue with preorders, offer suggestions for the future, and discuss the figures themselves.
Next up, we lament the unexpectedend of Transformers Prime: First Edition toys. We analyze the problems with store exclusives, discuss the costs involved, speculate on reasons, and get rather salty about the whole affair, including the shortage of Takara First Edition toys to compound fan desire.
Moving on from First Edition to Robots in Disguise, we give our thoughts on the recently revealed Ratchet and Optimus Maximus, as well as some of the other, upcoming figures.
We then jump to other side of the world, and review the just-released United Rodimus and give our thoughts on his over-the-top paint apps.
We have some Micron talk up next for those collectors with a tiny figure predilection, with the recently announced Arms Micron line.
Finally, we discuss a few pieces of excellent art floating around from the likes of Jim Sorenson and Guido Guidi showing us some new sides to the art we've come to know and love.