It appears Auto Assembly 2014 is going all out for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise! Not only have they broken the previous record for European attendance on pre-orders alone, have an official photographer, band, bar, fan art gallery, redesigned goodie bags, a new podcast.. they have finally revealed their officially Hasbro-licensed exclusive product: a Dinobot Band t-shirt designed by none other than IDW artist and colourist Josh Burcham! Check out more info and an image below.
Just when you thought that we’d announced everything for this year’s convention, we are proud to announce yet another exclusive for Auto Assembly 2014…
In partnership with our friends at Urban Species, we are proud to announce that this year’s convention will have a limited edition exclusive t-shirt! Available from the Urban Species table in the Dealers area of the convention, this brand new design features the Dinobots in a way that you’ve never seen them before…
Once again credit goes to our friends at the Transformers Columbia Facebook page who have revealed Transformers: Rescue Bots Rescan Boulder and Chase! These two appear to be Rescan Series 3, each has a new vehicle mode, Boulder a dump truck and Chase a police SUV. Take a look at the new official images mirrored below:
Our friends at DeNA have announced the latest chapter in the Transformers: Legends mobile device game, "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court". You can download the app by clicking here. See the episode description and promo art below:
Having retreated to a cave in search of an energy boost, the Autobots and Decepticons find that they’ve been transported back in time to the 6th
century. With both sides reduced to medieval warfare, who will win the day? Find out on TRANSFORMERS: Legends – “A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court”
Are you ready for another Seibertron.com fully detailed, highly defined gallery? We are proud to present the Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 2.0 mystery figure - and we're making sure it remains so, thanks to a newly implemented feature of the site's galleries!
That's right, we won't be showing you images right here, but rather linking you to the first Members Only gallery on Seibertron.com. You must be logged in to click on the images and reveal what's beneath, so as not to ruin the fun for anyone still waiting for their own new toy. So buckle up, brace for spoilers, and head to the gallery if you're ready for its sheer magnificence. We'll be holding on to some red banners for a while yet.
Fellow Seibertron.com board member chuckdawg1999 is at it again, sharing a video review with us, and it's an early look at the inevitable black repaint of an Optimus Prime figure into.. Transformers Generations Legends Nemesis Prime! Complete with Targetmaster Spinister, from the Legends Bumblebee pack, check the video out below.
While these are straight repaints of wave 1 figures Hasbro switches things up by swapping Targetmasters. Nemesis Prime gets a repaint of Blazemaster done up like Spinister complete with spinning rotor blade of doom. I've always been a fan of this mold and really like how it pops in black with teal highlights.
Thanks to the Transformers Columbia Facebook page we have some new official images of figures in the Transformers: Age of Extinction 1 Step Changers line. The figures include: Rollbar, Strafe, Megatron, and Prowl. Take a look at the images mirrored below:
Fellow Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer optibotimus was able to acquire an exclusive SDCC 2014 G1 Dinobot set, featuring redecos with added chrome paint Age of Extinction Grimlock, Strafe, Slug and Snarl, and posted a video review of the awesome foursome - and the pop-up display by Matthew Reinhart! Check out the shiny goodness in the clip embedded below.
You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too.
WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent screening of dialogue lends, at least from this reader’s perspective, the characters a certain charming honesty. They seem like real entities rather than just mouthpieces for certain ideas and opinions or to appear simply as catalysts for narrative.
ROBERTS: Thanks! A lot of MTMTE stories are quite high-concept, or if not high-concept then high-density in terms of the plot and the number of things happening at any one time. And because you’re limited to 22 pages and a certain number of panels per page, you only have so much space to convey ideas and information. I try, sometimes successfully, to smuggle exposition into natural-sounding dialog.
I’ve become more confident in how to impart information, and in how good readers are at filling in gaps when you hold stuff back. You can structure a conversation between two characters in such a way that the reader comes in halfway through and discerns the thrust of what’s been said; and then you can dance around a bit and use ‘hard info’ sparingly, but the tone and pace of the conversation, and the order in which certain details are revealed, can lend everything a realistic bounce and ensure that what needs to be established has been established.
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