The second release for the week by IDW Publishing brings the long-awaited return of the most ill-fitting crew of Cybertronian mercenaries around - Sins of the Wreckers starts here! Check out the full preview below, and make sure to drop by the Energon Pub for our review and discussion once it's released.
Transformers: Sins of the Wreckers #1 (of 5)—SPOTLIGHT
Nick Roche (w & a & c)
THE WRECKERS RETURN! Somebody’s kidnapped PROWL… but does anybody want him back? A lifetime of messing with everybody’s lives comes around to haunt him. Fortunately, he’s always got a plan. In this case… the one team of brutal, broken heroes… the WRECKERS!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The sequel to LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS—one of the most acclaimed comics in TRANSFORMERS history!
PROWL gets his comeuppance!
Features ARCEE and KUP… and the WRECKERS!
The secret history of PROWL revealed, leaving everybody hurt.
Variant cover by Alex Milne!
What's coming up next week by IDW Publishing, you ask? Two new releases, with the lull before the storm of issue #50 taking place in More Than Meets the Eye #47 - check out the full preview below, and head back after its release for the Seibertron.com review!
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #47
James Roberts (w) • Brendan Cahill (a) • Alex Milne (c)
FRIENDSHIP ISN'T MAGIC! TAILGATE has a choice to make—and if he had any idea what was at stake, he'd think twice before making it. The crew is ripped apart as MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE begins the sprint towards its shocking 50th issue!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
You thought things looked bad for the Lost Light crew before?
You haven’t seen anything yet.
Just kidding, there’s more next month!
Variant WRECKERS cover by Brendan Cahill!
Seibertron.com is proud to bring you some great new galleries featuring the highly anticipated Takara Tomy exclusive Transformers Legends Nightbird Shadow, Slipstream and Blackarachnia. The first two are respectively based on the recent Generations/Legends Arcee and Windblade molds while Legends Blackarachnia is a Beast Wars themed redeco and retool of the slightly older Animated Blackarachnia mold (which was the latest mold sporting that name). This set of three lovely ladies serves as a sequel of sorts to the previous trifecta of female Transformers which was issued earlier this year all at once including Legends Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade. It seems that this is truly the year of the female Transformer at Takara and we could not be happier.
To those not yet aware, Hasbro held am online conference with different online news sites, providing us the abundance of news that appeared recently such as Power Master Prime, G2 Bruticus and a deluge of RID Minicons.
Ben Yee from bwtf was present as we were and he compiled the key elements from he Q&A which followed the presentation. You will see what Hasbro has to say about Deluxe Groove, the upcoming Titan figure, as well as the brand departure of Jerry Jivoin and more:
Questions & Answers
At the end of the session there was a round robin Q&A session. Here are some of the highlights of the information that came out of that session:
There are plans to bring in other generations into the 2016 line (including homages to the 1986 movie and Beast Wars).
The "Year of the Monkey" Optimus Primal is meant to celebrate the anniversary of "Beast Wars"
The Q&A confirmed Powermaster Optimus Prime is an extensive retool retaining only some of the joints, connection points and a couple parts. Even the cab has some differences.
The Battle Packs were a challenge to design due to having to turn the armor into weapons.
Fortress Maximus was very challenging to work on due to its size, costing, weight and the fact that it has to work with other bases in the "Titans Return" line. It is a retool of Metroplex, but an extensive one.
One of the hardest parts of designing the "Titans Return" line was the interaction of the "Master" figures across the line. The scales of robot heads in particular was an issue (which the "helmet sections" helped solve).
When asked why the more traditional "engine to humanoid" form wasn't used, Hasbro emphasized they wanted to keep the play pattern consistent (head to robot) instead of having too many types of "Masters" mixed up in the line.
No comment when asked about Masterpiece Decepticons.
Don't read into Decepticon Hammer have two different trees (one Autobot, one Decepticon) in the two pictures. It was a photo error.
The "Cybertron Con" trademark was positioned as a successful convention in Asia and they wanted to protect the trademark as much as possible. Botcon 2016 is happening as planned. No further information was provided.
Hasbro knows fans outside of Japan want the Deluxe Groove, but nothing specific was said other than "We love Groove".
Hasbro did not rule out more G1 reissues in 2016.
The "Stars City Neon" deal (the parent company of Victory Hill exhibitions) aims towards installments like an exhibition and not fan conventions.
Jerry Jivoin will be leaving the brand team at the end of the year for a position in marketing at Hasbro Italy.
Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has a review for Legion Class Thunderhoof, enjoy!
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Let's be Frank for a moment, (see what I did there?) Thunderhoof is a popular character and one of the bright spots of the RID cartoon. The Legion figure has a fun transformation, that makes for a great desk toy.
On this crazy day of many reveals, Seibertronian YouTuber optibotimus has shared his next video review, this time featuring the final member of the deluxe Combaticons: Swindle! Swindle is an extensive retool of Combiner WarsRook, and features a new weapon as well as some pretty cool new molded parts. Check him out below and head to the forums to discuss this newest member of the combaticons!
TFNation is thrilled to announce its first two comic guests for 2016.
One of Japan’s most exciting new talents, Kei has produced a string of mesmerising incentive covers for The Transformers, Windblade and More Than Meets the Eye.
Kei has published her own sketchbook and has produced many popular fan-comics in recent years.
Be sure to check out her online portfolio to get a flavour of her talent
There is more… much more to John-Paul Bove than meets the eye!
As an artist, John-Paul is most well known for his work as the regular colourist on Transformers: ReGeneration One, and Drift: Empire of Stone. Outside of Trannsformers, John-Paul has coloured a variety of artwork on comics such as G.I.Joe, Dr Who and Judge Dredd.
As a writer he has lent his talents to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book. He has also written and coloured his own independent one-shot comic, UNEARTH.
Both of these incredible professionals will be selling artwork and signing all weekend.
Team TFNation is assembling. We look forward to meeting you from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016.
Huge news from Mastermind Creations this morning. Presenting SERAPHICUS! at 7.5", this sleek machine has the high quality we have come to expect from MMC. Can be set to full armor mode with the optional power cradle. PREORDERS OPEN NOW!
Now up for Preorder - Transformers Megatron Premium Scale Statue! Add this 18.5" monster to your collection...Premium scale 3A Three Zero Megatron based on the movie vision. Amazing detail and shading. Preorder today:
KFC - CST-08 Fader & CST-09 Rover - Set of 2 in stock and KFC Restock! We've received KFC Fader and Rover set, as well as a restock of many popular KFC Toys items including posable hands, Rhinohorn and more! Check them out here: KFC Toys Restock
Star Wars Ep VII - First Order Tie Fighter PREORDERS NOW OPEN! The latest release for Episode 7, from the Black Series...the First Order Tie Fighter! Fits two 6" Black Series figures, comes with one First Order Elite pilot. Coming SOON, preorder TODAY!
Now in stock - S.H. Figuarts - Dragon Ball - Ultimate Gohan! Check out our facebook page for amazing new pictures from Kuma Style of Tamashii Nation's Ultimate Gohan. Impressive, yes? In stock and shipping TODAY:
New Bandai Tamashii Preorders Up! We've added preorders for several new items including Freddie Mercury, Doraemon, Ultra Seven, Armor Girls Project, Gundam, mannequins, Dragonball Z, Metal Build and More! Check out all of the Bandai Tamashii preorder on theToySource here: New Bandai Tamashii Preorders at theToySource!
IN STOCK NOW: Tamashii Thunder Effects in Yellow and Blue! Take your display to the next level with these electric effects! Ideal for enhancing battle scenes with a fully charged impact, or electrifying power build ups, this thrilling lighting effect accessory set can be used with the separately sold Tamashii Stage support stands and action figure lines such as S.H.Figuarts to create extreme action sequences. In stock now, order TODAY at:
Dragon Ball Z Piccolo - IN STOCK! From Dragon Ball Z, comes the new S.H. Figurarts Piccolo figure! The figure has been modeled to replicate natural human movements, and can be posed in several different poses from the series. Includes changeable hands, changeable head, and removable cape. In stock now! Order today at:
Tamashii Nations is bringing back the Mazinkaizer SKL (Skull), with a truer coloration to the original anime! The Mazinkaizer SKL Final Count comes with a new wing unit, sword attachement piece, newly scultpted head, interchangeable hands, sword, and breast trigger parts! Preorder yours today at the ToySource:
Bandai brings us the mighty Vilkiss, from the newly-popular Cross Ange anime series! The figure is able to transform from flight mode to its humanoid "Destroyer" mode, and includes many accessories! Instock and shipping now at the ToySource:
The ToySource has recently received the S.H. Figuarts' Fire Mario, Yoshi, & Diorama Set D into stock! Mix & Match the sets to create your own unique levels & displays! rder these & other Mario sets today at the ToySource:
Bowser, the King of the Koopas; joins the Super Mario S.H. Figuarts' line-up! Don't miss this opportunity to add this iconic video game villain to your S.H. Figuarts Super Mario collection! Preorder yours today at the ToySource:
Also up for preorder - S.H. Figurarts - Super Mario Diorama Playset E! Neither the ground nor the sky is safe with Hammer Bro, Spiny and Lakitu coming your way. This set also includes a display stage and support parts. Preorder yours here:
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It's been a busy news day here at Seibertron.com, and now we've got some additional breaking news for all of you Seibertronians out there! Courtesy of our friends at Hasbro via Hasbro Pulse, the packaging artwork for Titans Return Titan Class Fortress Maximus and Leader Class Powermaster Optimus Prime has been revealed! You can view the original post on Hasbro Pulse by clicking here. If you missed our news earlier about these products, you can view our news stories from earlier today: here
New artwork from packaging showcases upcoming characters and products for 2016
The TRANSFORMERS team has pulled back the curtain on some of their plans for 2016, and the Hasbro Pulse has gained exclusive access to artwork from packaging for the upcoming Titans Return Leader Class Powermaster OPTIMUS PRIME and Titan Class Fortress Maximus from the Generations series.
Fortress Maximus is the third member of the Titan Class of Transformers robots, following in the cavernous footsteps of Metroplex and Devastator. This massive AUTOBOT converts into a city for the Titan Master figures.
Also in 2016, the Generations line presents the first Optimus Prime figure in the new Leader scale with Powermaster Optimus Prime. The Autobot Leader is a Titan Master, and his head can convert into the robot Autobot Apex.
Hasbro's presentation earlier this week showed the small mini figure included with Powermaster Optimus Prime would be called Apex (a name used for Godbomber in the Hasbro reissue of Powermaster Optimus Prime). However, in this text from Hasbro, the name "Ginrai" is used which conflicts with what we were told previously. Update: We have been informed that the name is in fact "Autobot Apex" instead of Ginrai.
We’re excited to share with you today some news about the future of the Transformers line, including another chance for fans to have their voices heard!
At New York Comic Con last month, Transformers fans were officially introduced to the new chapter in the Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy, TITANS RETURN! The reaction to the new figures and the Titan Master system has been great, but some fans were wondering where the Titans in TITANS RETURN were. We can now officially confirm that TITAN SCALE FORTRESS MAXIMUS will be available in Fall 2016, the first Titan Scale figure in the TITANS RETURN line!
The first ... but not the last! We’re turning to our fans to help us determine which titanic character from Transformers history should be the next Titan Scale figure for Fall 2017. Starting Tuesday, November 24th on the official Transformers Facebook Page (Facebook.com/Transformers), fans will be able to cast a vote for which of the following fan-favorite characters should be added to the line:
- Omega Supreme
Starting today, fans will be treated to campaign-style posts featuring each of the three characters, leading up to Tuesday's official voting post, which will be active from 10:00 am PST to 12:00 am PST. Fans will be able to vote in the comments section.
Additionally, this will be the first Transformers Fan Vote that will include fans from China. Chinese fans will be voting on WeChat, and their vote totals will be joined with the Facebook vote totals to determine the winner, whose identity will be shared with fans in the near future.