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Clear Starscream and Mirage pics

Transformers News: Clear Starscream and Mirage pics
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 10:56am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): astrobard

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astrobard has found more pictures of the upcoming exclusive figures of Ghost Starscream and Clear Mirage, available to those that own TF Generations books and fill out an order card, or those that preorder from various retailers.

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Retr0bright kills yellowing dead!

Transformers News: Retr0bright kills yellowing dead!
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 10:49am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Retr0bright

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Last year we reported that a miracle cure for the dreaded yellowing/photo degradation was found. Soon it was found that while it kills this dreaded scourge of vintage toy collectors it also kills your wallet.
Well some great people have found a solution for that, the solution is called Retr0bright this is a gel made of easy accessible ingredients. This gel can be put on your toys and cover a big surface without having to sell most of your body-parts.

We at seibertron.com will not be held responsible for any injuries that might happen to you or your toys if produced and used. We advise you to at least use goggles, a protective mask and gloves and the assistance of an adult if you're of a young age!

If you want the recipe for the gel please click here. Do note that this gel has not been tested on Transformers figures yet!

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your Transformers related news!

Auto Assembly to feature worlds largest Lucky Draw Collection

Transformers News: Auto Assembly to feature worlds largest Lucky Draw Collection
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 10:34am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Auto Assembly

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An update from our friends across the pond has come in regarding the upcoming event Auto Assembly 2009. Here's what they had to share with us:

Each year, Auto Assembly has seen a display of rare "Lucky Draw" Transformers from the vast collection owned by Steven and David Mapes, webmasters at Transformers At The Moon which has attracted a great deal of attention at each convention. Now, as part of our celebrations for the 25th Anniversary year, Transformers At The Moon will be doing something rather special for their display at Auto Assembly 2009...

This year they will be bringing their ENTIRE collection of Lucky Draw toys to the convention to form their display, which will feature well over 40 toys showcased. This will be the largest single display of these toys - and other rare items - ever collected in one place and many of these have never been seen at Auto Assembly before. This will be your only opportunity to see so many of these rarities in one place and there will be so many that the display is having to be split over the weekend so to see them all you will need to be at the convention for the whole weekend!

There will be well over �£60,000 worth of toys on display and this is a unique opportunity for die-hard collectors everywhere to see these toys. For more information, and details on some of the highlights of the display, visit the page on the Auto Assembly website here: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/AA2009Lu ... isplay.htm or visit their website at http://www.luckydrawtransformers.com

You can also find a provisional programme for the convention on the Auto Assembly website, along with details on many other activities taking place over the weekend. For full details on Auto Assembly 2009 and to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly

Auto Assembly 2009 is a non-profit making convention for fans of Transformers and is being held on 15th - 16th August 2009 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England.


This is certain to be a big treat for Transformers Fans. If any of you Seibertronians are planning to attend Auto Assembly, let us know by sharing it here.

ROTF FAB Desert Bumblebee Revealed

Transformers News: ROTF FAB Desert Bumblebee Revealed
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 9:43am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Auctions
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Taobao

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An auction on Taobao would give us our first look at an upcoming Desert Camouflaged redeco of Fast Action Battlers Bumblebee, likely for release in the Transformers Revenge of The Fallen toy line. To view the auction for yourself, please click here.

ROTF FAB Desert Bumblebee Revealed

ROTF FAB Desert Bumblebee Revealed

ROTF FAB Desert Bumblebee Revealed

TAW God Sword at Robot Kingdom

Transformers News: TAW God Sword at Robot Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 9:41am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Narc

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Narc has found preorder links for the TAW God sword, based off of the ultimate blade in Car Robots/Robots in Disguise, this bladecomes in three variants,

Blue
Red
Ultimate
Each one is available for $44.90

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In-package images of ROTF Mixmaster

Transformers News: In-package images of ROTF Mixmaster
Date: Tuesday, April 28th 2009 9:06am CDT
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): TF08.net

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Yizhi521 of TF08.net has posted our first look at Transformers Revenge of The Fallen Mixmaster in-package. To view the images and his bio, click here.

Resident chemist and explosives expert for the elite among the Decepticons, Mixmaster has spent his entire life learning all there is to know about chemical interaction. He can make thousands of poisons, explosives and deadly gasses from materials around him. The other Decepticons rely on him to fashion powerful warheads for their missiles, and dangerous venoms in which to coat their blades.


In-package images of ROTF Mixmaster

In-package images of ROTF Mixmaster

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProject - Pictures Included

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProject - Pictures Included
Date: Saturday, April 25th 2009 10:21pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Collectables, Interviews
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): FansProject

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TFCon 09 - Today I was fortunate enough to have a personal interview with a representative from the good folks at Fans Project. We talked a little about how they got their start, how they do what they do, and what they have planned for the future.

Down_Shift - First off, let me thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us today. It will mean a lot to not only fans of Seibertron.com but all fans of your work. So far everything you've done as a company has been very well received. It must feel very good to know that what your doing is going over so well.

FansProject - It does feel very good.

D_S - My first question is how does it feel to be at a Hasbro endorsed event knowing that your product is being sold as the convention exclusive?

FP - We don't put much thought about it, we buy Hasbro toys just like everyone else. We love everything Transformers and are pleased to be a part of it.

D_S - How did you start FansProject? What made it come together?

FP - You know as a kid we all wanted to make our toys better? We did and still do. A small group of customizers found one another on the Internet and started talking. Soon we decided to try the CJ Upgrade kit to see how it would go.

D_S - Where is FansProject situated?

FP - Our manufacturing facilities are located in mainland China. Our team members are all over the world and communicate our ideas through the Internet to one another. We occasionally meet in person though. That's a lot of fun.

D_S - I bet it is. You're literally living the dream. Now we know this plays into a big part of your lives but is this a full-time job for all of you or is this more a labor of love? Maybe it's both?

FP - We do Fansproject work as a hobby, not as a business. We all have full time jobs, and work on FansProject projects in our spare time.

D_S - How many people are on the FansProject staff?

FP - There's about 6 or 7 members on the actual design team.

D_S - How does it feel to have pioneered the field of 3rd-party customs?

FP - To be honest, it doesn't really matter to us that we were the first in the field. It would not have mattered if we were #10. We do this because we enjoy it, not because it's groundbreaking.

D_S - What's the decision process behind what you decide to make? I know I'd be all over the place. Too many wants and not enough time. heh.

FP - We do what we enjoy making. Of course we do enjoy pleasing the fans in the process and accept all suggestions. We evaluate all options based on the economics and logistics of production before we fully commit. We release images of our progress only when we are sure as we are sure that's the way we want to go.

D_S - So how much of the money made from the sale of a figure goes directly into producing future projects?

FP - Most of the money we make goes back into upcoming projects. This is our hobby after all so most of our money goes into future product designing and manufacturing costs. When we first did the CJ kit we lost money making it. But it got us out there. However we do buy lots of new figures for "product research". It's a business expense. Ha ha ha.

D_S - I would love to be able to write off my hobby. It's the perfect crime. If you could, please describe some of the future projects that we have been treated to today.

FP - G3 Trailer: The "stealth mode" is a recent idea and almost a money losing feature that we are adding to the trailer. It uses a reflective mirror-like substance that's not glass that is used to hide the trailer and also fits neatly inside. This way we have an answer to "where did the trailer go?" Has taken 2 years just to get to the stage we are at now.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Protector: This stands a little shorter than City Commander, to be in scale with the rest of the line. If all goes well, it could see release by the end of year, however we will not announce certain release dates until mass production begins.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Defender: This will be our first stand alone figure. It is around the same height as a Deluxe figure and is a "three changer".

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Collector: Second Stand alone figure. Collects "junk". Take a guess. More on this figure later.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Warbot/???: Will be a "three changer" as well. Not two seperate vehicle modes. Big.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje



- GlacialBot: An Ice Aged themed combiner team that is very classic in design. We wanted to keep the retro flavor and taste that we grew up loving. Made of 5 figures so far. Mammoth, Deer, Sabertooth Tiger, Bear, & Rhino. These modes may change. Designing a Gestalt from the ground up is challenging work, but we think we have pulled it off with success.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje



- Superion Maximus Limbs Set: Each limb is meant to fit in with the plane mode. For example a hand converts to a bomb door when the robot is in plane mode. Accessories attach to plane modes for additional firepower.

Seibertron.com Exclusive - Sit Down Interview With FansProje


- Pharohbot: Lots of design sketches. May want to take it in another direction. We may release sketches one day to see if there is enough fan reaction to make it feasible.

D_S - I noticed that in the Powered Commander comic there are no words spoken. Just a dramatic sequence of events. Is there a specific reason for that?

FP - No time to come up with one actually, but and it and the art style turned out very well actually. Much like a Manga. We think it turned out very well.

D_S - Have there been any legal issues between FansProjects and Hasbro/Takara?

FP - No, we are making money off of it, but we're not in it for profit, and all profits go back into manufacturing. It`s a hobby and I think that's for the best. We haven't had any conversations with them at all, positive or negative, and that`s just fine with us.

D_S - What are your thoughts on iGear's City Commander upgrade package; an add-on to your add-on?

FP - We don't mind at all, there isn`t any right or wrong in this hobby. Of course we prefer that if there is a kit for our products, we'd like it to be of good quality.

D_S - So the 4th party KOs of your CJ kits don't bother you?

FP - Again, we don't look at the whole thing like a business, it hasn't hurt our feelings. Even Hasbro has knock offs you know.

D_S - With the appearance of some competition, how has that affected your strategies?

FP - It hasn`t; we do this for our enjoyment and the enjoyment of collectors. It doesn`t matter who else is out there.

D_S - How often do you expect to release new characters and products?

FP - We would prefer something new is released every 3-4 months, but we won't be willing to release something if we don't believe it meets our specifications. We are fans too, we wouldn't want something that doesn't meet our expectations.

D_S - After seeing the previews today I'm really excited about your upcoming projects. Would you be able to give us a release order?

FP - We will be releasing what is ready, whenever it is ready. Right now there isn't really a specific order. Although progress on the Superion limbs is coming along nicely. We have a very tentative release of sometime in June.

D_S - How long does it take for a character to go from concept to shipping the final product?

FP - It has taken a long time, longer than fans think. We've been working on the G3 Trailer for 2 years now and had the first prototype of City Commander just as the CJ Upgrade package was released.

D_S - Do you have any plans to do kits outside of the Transformers line?

FP - Not at this time. We have too many ideas right now that are related to the Transformers lines.

D_S - Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us and share your experiences with us. Is there anything you'd like to say to the fans?

FP - We would like to thank everyone very much for the support. We hear lots of requests for what we should make, but at the same time we're doing what we love which means we have our say too. We never want to go against the fan's wishes but at the same time it all boils down to what we want to do. Thank you very much for the support!

New Information From TFCon Panels.

Transformers News: New Information From TFCon Panels.
Date: Saturday, April 25th 2009 8:54pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News, Company News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): TFCon

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First on the chopping block this year was Derrick J Wyatt, the Art Director and Lead Character Designer for Transformers Animated. Here are just a few things that we got out of it.

- Hasbro to comment on Animated season 4 and it's cancellation "at another convention"

- Derrick really wanted to do a Shattered Glass episode if only to have Fanzone say "This is why I love MACHINES!"

- Grandus will be in an episode, if only for a moment.

- Liked the idea of more Dinobots in later season, but didn't know what to do with "two Snarls"

- I asked if they had ever considered Downshift or any of the Omnibots for the Elite Guard. For some reason Derrick never once considered the Omnibots for Elite Guard members. Oh well, I suppose I can dream.



Next up was to bat was Dan Gilvezan, the unmistakable voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee. Not to mention Hot Spot, Outback, Snapdragon and a slew of others.

If anything was learned at this panel, it's that Dan has a sense of humor a mile wide. He was very comfortable in front of his fans and was very humble and grateful that he has touched so many over the last 25 years. He had many stories to tell, most of which were about Frank Welker screwing with the sound techs and Wally Burr boot camp stories.

He was very interactive with the fans, even getting up from behind the podium to come down and goof around with the fans.

One thing that really stands out to me and clearly the crowd was when Dan said he would love to get together with the remaining cast members and do a 90 minute special. We want that too Dan, we really really want that too!



Last but not least was the Hasbro Product Preview Panel. We were shown the official images of the first wave of figures and they're approximate street dates.

- Movie Preview Figures: May 15th.

- Wave one Scout, Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader are due out May 30th. Right on par with Botcon (and my birthday;))

- Vehicle only Devastator Gift Set will be released in late fall. Will consist of the following.

- Scavenger - Leader Class

- Mixmaster - Ultra

- Longhaul and Scrapper - Voyagers

- Hightower and Rampage - Deluxes.

- Store Exclusives - Released approximately the same week as the movie

- Autobot Whirl and Decepticon Bludgeon (Toys R' Us)

- Skywarp and Ramjet (Walmart)

- Non-movie combiners Superion and Bruticus (Zellers/Target)

- Teletoon Retro to start airing G1 season 1 starting May 18th @ 8:00 PM. Airing first 48 episodes during 24 marathon on June 13th.

Rumor: New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??

Transformers News: Rumor:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Date: Friday, April 24th 2009 9:51pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Mkall

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With the TFCon Powered Commander Exclusive out, I have taken pictures of the back cover, which shows sketches of two new characters. The first is the known Protector Armor upgrade for Classics Rodimus, the other figure appears to be based on Springer, but is it an upgrade kit or a complete figure?

Time will tell.
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??
Roumer:  New FansProject kit previewed - Springer??

TakaraTomy Summer Exhibition Toy Images

Transformers News: TakaraTomy Summer Exhibition Toy Images
Date: Friday, April 24th 2009 8:48pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Robot Watch

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Robot Watch- Coverage from the TakaraTomy Summer Exhibition is online at RobotWatch.

A number of Transformers toys were on display including the Alternity lines newest offerings, Megatron, and Black Convoy, as well as, TakaraTomy Revenge of the Fallen Movie Product including the Robo-Q toys, Transformers Crossovers (Marvel and Star Wars and more. Also on display were GI JOE: Rise of Cobra toys, and some Star Wars toys.

You can see the translated page here, and the original page here.

Check out the images of the Alternity toys below.

New Toy Images-  Alternity Megatron, Black Alternity Convoy,

New Toy Images-  Alternity Megatron, Black Alternity Convoy,

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