It's time to clear a spot on your bed. UK retailer Forbidden Planet has a new listing for a talking plush Bumblebee based on Dark of the Moon. They also have a listing for an unseen Optimus Prime plush and a third mystery character. Each will feature a movie accurate sound effect. These are due out in late July.
Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has a preorder for a 16 month calender featuring IDW art. The cover features Optimus Prime with an American flag in one hand and Megatron's fusion cannon in the other. Now you can have different IDW Transformers art every month for 16 months. It's priced at $11.99 and you can preorder the calander here.
In addition to the card game Takara will be rolling out for Transformers DOTM, EnterPLAY will also be releasing a set of trading cards. The cards are featured on the cover of the next issue of Non-Sport Update seen below. It would appear the packs will contain a foil card and a dog tag in addition to the trading cards.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon! Enterplay is planning its first movie card series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and NSU will feature the series on the cover
Following in the footsteps of Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering a new Trading Card Game has been announced in Japan based around the Transformers live-action movies! As can be seen here the game will include various gameplays mechanics such as energon cubes for attacking and a transforming gimmick. The card will also feature brand new artwork.
Yea this comes a little late, 13 years to be exact, but we now have info confirming the existence of five Lucky Draw Gold Beast Wars figures. There have been rumours concerning the existence of a gold version of Optimus Primal, the season one body, but now we know that the rumours where not only true, but that there actually where more Beast Wars Lucky Draw figures!
This information comes to us thanks to luckydrawtransformers.com the largest Lucky Draw Transformers resource on the web, in English at least. Luckydrawtransformers.com have published scans of "TV Magazine" March 1998, they have also translated the Japanese text, we have decided to mirror the list of figures and one of the scans, so if you wish to read their full article please click here.
The figures are (you'll find the English names, and the galleries of the retail version of the figure in brackets):
We have a whole bunch of videos coming through from Seibertron.com staff members Seibertron and Counterpunch who are at Toy Fair 2011. We have a video of the toys that tie in with the Transformers: Prime cartoon:
A video of Optimus Prime's shiny alt mode for Dark Of The Moon:
The news from Ryan and Seibertron.com staff members attending Toy Fair 2011 is just getting started and the first story being reported from Hasbro is a big one! At this summer's Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, one of Hasbro's exclusives will be a G.I. Joe/Transformers brand crossover set that features a Joe Skystriker jet painted to resemble Decepticon Starscream. Also included in the set will be Cobra Commander who will be armed with a mini Megatron gun! No photos of the set yet but when they're available, you'll find them here first. This set will no doubt be very popular when it's released at Comic-Con so start planning your trip to San Diego now if you hope to pick this up!
Above is a photo of a Skystriker in original G.I. Joe colors.
UPDATE: For those of you who didn't see this in our gallery of official press photos from Hasbro, here is a photo of the complete set and a shot of Cobra Commander in his pilot suit with the mini Megatron gun.
Last week, the organizers of BotCon posted a Twitter feed announcing a Transformers fansite poll to choose the next figure reveal from the upcoming BotCon 2011 Animated Stunticons set. Seibertron.com and its member participated in this poll and, along with fans from other sites, picked Drag Strip as their choice for the next reveal by a wide margin. The BotCon team has posted a new tweet this morning confirming that Drag Strip was the unanimous choice and will be revealed later today!
Previously revealed from this set are Stunticons Deadend and Breakdown. Wildrider and Motormaster will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Amazon.com has updated their pre-order with an image of the cover and slipcase art.
Officially licensed by Hasbro, Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe reveals, for the first time ever, a comprehensive history of the transformers. Fans now have a hands-on guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and decepticons, including the toys, the original animated series, comics, collectibles, and merchandise, as well as animated and live-action feature films.
This heavily illustrated book features never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archives, seven interactive pieces of memorabilia, and an acetate slipcase with a unique "morphing" effect. Five visually driven chapters go behind the scenes of everyone's favorite robots in disguise, featuring early animation sketches, interviews with creators, patents, prototypes, action-figure designs that never made it to production, vintage packaging art, and development art from the films.
About the Author
Pablo Hidalgo is the author of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide. He is the managing editor for Starwars.com and lives in San Francisco. Hasbro is one of the largest and most successful makers of toys and board games in the world. Hasbro was involved in the development of all three live-action transformers films.
This book is scheduled for release on June 1st, 2011.
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