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Digital Domain To Go Public?

Transformers News: Digital Domain To Go Public?
Date: Thursday, December 20th 2007 10:14pm CST
Categories: Company News, Media, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.cnnmoney.com

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An article on CNN Money appeared about Digital Domain, one of the special effects houses responsible for the digital effects on Michael Bay's Transformers movie. According to the article the company plans to go IPO (Initial Public Offering, a first time offering to sell public stock) on Wall Street.

The article goes in depth about the decision, and wonders if this is a smart move for the company at this time. Explaining that while company is growing, so are their losses. If the company does not pull through after selling stock, it might mean the end for Digital Domain. What impact this might have on future projects, including future Transformers movies is not known at this time.

IDW Publishing March releases Includes Spotlight Mirage

Transformers News: IDW Publishing March releases Includes Spotlight Mirage
Date: Wednesday, December 19th 2007 3:37pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): lodelco, comicscontiuum.com

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Seibertron's own lodelco has found some great news regarding IDW's Transformers comics over at Comics Continuum.
Comics Continuum have posted the upcoming March 2008 releases from IDW Publishing and there are a few surprises in store!

First up is Spotlight Grimlock:

Written by Simon Furman, art and cover by Marcelo Matere.

The spotlight now falls on Grimlock, everyone's favorite Dinobot! Once set on a course of action, Grimlock always sees it to the bitter end. But has he now gone too far? Branded a renegade and responsible for condemning his fellow Dinobots to a living death, this time there may be no way back!

Followed by an un-announced surprise, a second Spotlight in March featuring... Mirage?

Written by George Strayton, art and cover by Guido Guidi.

Stepping into the spotlight is the infiltrator Mirage, an Autobot who has long questioned his allegiances in the war against Megatron. But when a temporal accident suddenly shunts him into an alternate timeline, he finally gets the chance to experience life as a Decepticon. Will he embrace his newfound power and wipe out the last of the Autobots, or sacrifice everything to save them?

And another new surprise with the announcement of The Transformers: Focus on Decepticons.



Written by Shane McCarthy and Neil Kleid, art by Nick Roche and more, cover by Don Figueroa.

Starscream. Thundercracker. Skywarp. Shockwave. And, of course, their terrifying leaderŠ the Decepticons represent the greatest threat in the history of Earth -- and now they're about to make their move. What are their plans? What will it mean for fate of mankind? And where are the Autobots, sworn defenders against Megatron's menace? IDW Publishing is set to unveil a globe-shattering Transformers event that will explode across comics pages this spring, and this specially-priced sneak peek features preview art, behind-the-scenes interviews, design sketches, information on the Decepticons of the upcoming Movie Sequel series and more!

With a reprint of Transformers UK Space Pirates #1 to round out the month, March is going to be a big one for IDW Transformers fans!

To check out all of the IDW March releases, please click here.

IDW 2008 Teaser online

Transformers News: IDW 2008 Teaser online
Date: Sunday, December 16th 2007 7:27pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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IDW Publishing have released their 2008 Transformers Teaser Image:



So what does this mean? Movie related material in 2008? An unseen twist in the main IDW-verse books? Who knows, but theories are already abound. What's your theory?

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more information as it comes.

Hasbro Announces Transformers ToothTunes.

Transformers News: Hasbro Announces Transformers ToothTunes.
Date: Friday, December 14th 2007 9:19pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Collector's Club News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.transformersclub.com

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The Official TransFormers Collector's Club has put up a pdf-file on their site containing a recent press release from Hasbro in regards to Transformers ToothTunes. The gimmick of the ToothTune Toothbrush is that music plays while you brush your teeth. According the the release, the Toothtune will be set at a retail price of $9.99.

Transformers On Top Of Google Hitlist 2007

Transformers News: Transformers On Top Of Google Hitlist 2007
Date: Friday, December 14th 2007 8:48pm CST
Categories: Company News, Media, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.google.com

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Google.com has released its lists to top search hits for 2007 (thus far) on their site. Transformers has been able to make its mark on the popular online search engine. Ranking number 4 in the Fastest Rising (U.S.) catagory as well as securing the top spot on the Movies catagory. Also in the ringtone search does Transformers manage to get the 9th place.

E-Hobby Says 'No' To International Sales!

Transformers News: E-Hobby Says 'No' To International Sales!
Date: Friday, December 14th 2007 12:07pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): TFW 2005

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According to news at TFs@The Moon, E-Hobby will no longer be accepting international orders (and have not been since September 2007).

Does this mean getting an exclusive from them will now be even more difficult and expensive? We hope not!

You might want to question your favorite import store, and see if this will effect their prices dramatically, and start working on some comparison shopping. Or just do without your 'Protect Black Version' of Re-issue G1 Ironhide!



Episode List Transformers Animated Released!

Transformers News: Episode List Transformers Animated Released!
Date: Monday, December 10th 2007 8:08pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.cartoonnetwork.com

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The official Cartoon Network Transformers: Animated site has been updated to include a complete cartoon episode list. The following is the episode list. Be warned of spoilers...

Episodes 1, 2 & 3: Transform & Roll Out!
Optimus Prime & his small crew of Autobots come into possession of the AllSpark, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that actracts the attention of their long-forgotten enemies the Decepticons and sends them crashing to a strange & distant planet known as Earth.

Episode 4: Home is Where the Spark is
The Autobots settle into their new home base - an abandoned automobile manufacturing plant but the ancient assembly line machinery seems to have developed a mind of its own.

Episode 5: Total Meltdown
A bio-engineering genius experiments with some of Bumblebee's hydraulic fluid & accidentally transformers himself into Meltdown, whose corrosive touch can melt anything - including Autobots!

Episode 6: Blast From the Past
Professor Sumdac Upgrades a trio of animatronic dinosaurs from a local theme park, but the creatures develop minds of their own & become rampaging Dinobots, bent on destroying the Autobots.

Episode 7: Thrill of the Hunt
While Autobots encounter a mysterious muscle car creating havoc in Detroit, Ratchet keeps flashing back to his "tour of duty" in the Great Autobot-Decepticon Wars.

Episode 8: Nanosec
Bumblebee's self-proclaimed title as "fastest thing on wheels" is threatened by Nanosec, a super speedster crook on a deadly mission that could destroy all of Detroit.

Episode 9: Along Came a Spider
Bumblebee & Bulkhead's first Halloween turns even spookier when they encounter a giant spider that turns out to be the deadly Decepticon Blackarachnia.

Episode 10: Sound & Fury
Sari's new toy musical robot seems to have an evil streak - and the ability to control other machines - but Bulkhead is the only on who sees it.

Episode 11: Lost & Found
The Autobots clash with Decepticons Lugnut & Blitzwing, who come to Earth searching for their missing leader Megatron.

Episode 12: Survival of the Fittest
Sari is kidnapped & the evidence points to the Dinotbots. So Prowl & Bulkhead head to a mysterious island to investigate - with a highly suspicious Captain Fanzone on their tail.

Episode 13: Headmaster
A disgruntled Sumda employee seeks revenge & profit by taking control of one of the Autobots & sending him on a rampage.

Episode 14: Nature Calls
Prowl, Bumblebee and Sari get more than they bargained for when they head out to the remote woods to investigate a mysterious energy signal.

Episode 15: Megatron Rising, Part One
Prime begins to doubt his leadership abilities as the Decepticons mobilize for a big invasion of Earth.

Episode 16: Megatron Rising, Part Two
The Autobots are decimated by the Decepticon invasion, but still must rally to prevent the AllSpark from falling into their clutches.

Episode 17: The Elite Guard
The Cybertron Elite Guard arrives on Earth to retrieve the AllSpark & relieve Prime & his crew of their post, but they prove less than adept at blending in with the human world.

Episode 18: Return of the Headmaster
Optimus Prime is forced to team up with his rival Sentinel Prime after Sentinel has a humilliating - & potentially fatal - encounter with the Headmaster.

Episode 19: Mission Accomplished
Convince there are no Decepticons left on Earth, the Elite Guard prepares to take Optimus Prime & his crew back to Cybertron - unaware of the increasing Decepticon activity taking place uner their very noses.

Episode 20: Garbage In, Garbage Out
AllSpark energy turns junk pile into a sentient robot who tries to help the Autobots, but ends up doing more harm than good.

Episode 21: Velocity
Investigating a mysterious race car, Bumblebee gets involved with an illegal underground street racing circuit, which also captures the attention of the Decepticons.

Episode 22: Rise of the Constructicons
Bulkhead befriends a pair of construction vehicles brought to life by AllSpark energy. But the Decepticons have their scanners set on the duo for their latest construction project.

Episode 23: A Fistfull of Energon
Prowl goes off on his own to capture the fugitive Starscream, but finds some competitions in the form of a Decepticon bounty hunter.

Episode 24: S.U.V. - Society of Ultimate Villainy
Aided by a mysterious benefactor, Detroit's B-level villains team up to take down the Autobots once & for all.

Episode 25: Autobot Camp
On the trail of an escaped Autobot traitor, Bumblebee flashes back to a previous encounter with the traitor when he first met Bulkhead in Autobot Boot Camp.

Episode 26: Black Friday
Blackarachnia enlists Prometheus Black - aka Meltdown - to aid her with a dangerous experiment, while Prime & Dinobot Grimlock are force to team up to stop them.

Episode 27: Sari, No One's Home
Left along in the Autobots' home base, Sari must defend it against an intrusion by the Constructicons.

Episode 28: A Bridge Too Close, Part One
The Decepticons kidnap Bulkhead to aid in Megatron's ultimate plan to take over Cybertron.

Episode 29: A Bridge Too Close, Part Two
The fates of Cybertron & Earth lie in the balance as Optimus Prime & his Autobots battle Megatron & his Decepticons in a fight to the finish.

Hasbro name Lisa Licht as General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing

Transformers News: Hasbro name Lisa Licht as General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing
Date: Sunday, December 9th 2007 4:01pm CST
Categories: Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): toynewsi.com, allspark.com,

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Hasbro have announced that Lisa Licht, will be joining Hasbro in the newly-created position of General Manager, Entertainment & Licensing.

In this new role, Ms. Licht will look to further strengthen and deepen Hasbro’s already successful track record with the entertainment industry, while building upon the Company’s strong and growing licensing programs around the world, leveraging Hasbro’s brands in a wide variety of consumer-focused categories.

Ms. Licht held several key senior-level posts at Twentieth Century Fox prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President, including Senior Vice President, Feature Film Promotions and Field Operations; and Senior Vice President, Marketing, Licensing and Merchandising.


You can read the full Press Release by clicking here.

What this means for the Transformers brand in the future is uncertain, but we would like to wish Ms. Licht the best of luck in her new position.

Entertainment Rights Secure Distribution Rights For Latin America

Transformers News: Entertainment Rights Secure Distribution Rights For Latin America
Date: Friday, December 7th 2007 4:01pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.worldscreen.com

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Worldscreen.com has reported that Entertainment Rights has secured the distribution right to Transformers: Animated. All 22 episodes and the 70 minute special for Latin America.

"We are delighted to extend our distribution rights to Latin America for Transformers Animated. Transformers is an extremely successful global property and ER has already had considerable success in securing premier television platforms in key territories around the world for this exciting franchise. We are confident that the new Transformers programming will secure a great deal of interest from broadcasters in the Latin American region"

Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Transformers News: Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?
Date: Wednesday, December 5th 2007 5:15pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Press Releases
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Josh van Reyk

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Are you the next Transformers Cover Artist?

Well here's your chance. The masterminds behind the “Transformers: Mosaic,” in partnership with Chris Ryall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, are running a competition for all Transformers artists, which gives them the chance to be considered for providing a variant cover to an upcoming Transformers comic produced by IDW Publishing.
Excited yet? Good, you should be.

So how does it work?
Step 1: Email your full name to Next.Tf.Cover.Artist@gmail.com by the end of December, 2007.
Step 2: On the first of January 2008, you will be emailed the name of the Transformer you are to provide a "cover" for.
Step 3: You have until February first to submit your work.
Step 4: Once all entries are in, they will be divided into groups based on characters used.
Step 5: All entries will be displayed on the IDW forums ( http://forum.idwpublishing.com/viewforum.php?f=2) and voting will commence. Voting will be open for 2 weeks.
Step 6: Once voting is complete, the top 3 artists from each group will be contacted and given another character to prepare a cover for and another month to complete.
Step 7: The second round of entries will be posted on IDW forums and voting will once again be carried out.
Step 8: Once voting on the second round is complete, the names and contact details of the top three artists will be given to Chris Ryall, who will work through the final process.

Things you need to know.
1. There is no guarantee that this will lead to paid work for IDW
2. All work should be submitted in line-art only, no colors allowed.
3. Be creative, designs can either be classic or your own redesign.
4. Voting can only be done by members of the IDW forum, and yes, you can vote for yourself.

So, if you think you've got what it takes, step up and prove it!

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #116 - Character Piece
Twincast / Podcast #116:
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Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015