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TFExpo 2016 - Registration Live And TFTM Theatrical Screening

Transformers News: TFExpo 2016 - Registration Live And TFTM Theatrical Screening
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 10:45pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): TFExpo

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Our friends at TFExpo sent us a press release letting us know that registration is now open for the show which takes place August 5 and 6 in Wichita, KS with special guest Michael Bell (Prowl, Sideswipe, Swoop, and many others). Check out the info below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2016

Wichita, KS


TFExpo 2016 Registration Open Now-- PLUS Transformers: The Movie Theatrical Screening!

TFExpo is pleased to announce that registration for our 2016 show is now open at tf-expo.com! On August 5th and 6th, fans from all over the region will gather in Wichita, Kansas to celebrate their favorite transforming toys. Our special guest at TFExpo 2016 will be legendary voice actor Michael Bell, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Prowl, Sideswipe, Swoop, and many others, as well as Duke from G.I.Joe and Lance from Voltron. Pre-registering not only takes care of your admission to the show, it also includes your admission to the autograph line, your souvenir t-shirt and one or more exclusive plushie Keybot toys designed by the amazing Shirley Cheung. Premium and Ultra Registrants will receive admission to TFExpo's signature event, the Saturday Night Dinner and Script Reading, where all attendees will enjoy a plated dinner with our special guest, and a few lucky chosen attendees will be joining our voice actor in a live reading of a brand-new fan-submitted script. Ultra registrants will each receive a seat at the voice actor's dinner table, and an 8x10†photograph of them with the actor that will be returned to them at the show for autographing.

But that's not all. Longtime Transformers fans will realize that our convention weekend lands very close to a very special occasion-- the 30th anniversary of the animated classic, Transformers: The Movie . In commemoration of this event, Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre will hold a theatrical screening of the film on Friday evening, August 5th! Transformers fans will not only get to enjoy all the events of TFExpo at Wichita's Hotel at Old Town, but also celebrate the film that had such an impact on our childhoods. Tickets will be available for everyone to purchase directly from the Orpheum, however TFExpo will pre-purchase tickets from the theater that we will reserve for our Ultra and Premium registrants! More information about the screening will be available very shortly at wichitaorpheum.com.

All in all, it will be a great weekend to be a Transformers fan in Wichita, Kansas. We hope to see you there-- register now at tf-expo.com!

Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 3:51pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Contests
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): Seibertron.com

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Howdy fellow Seibertronians and welcome to the Transformers Photo Challenge. This is a monthly Seibertron.com feature hosted by yours truly. Each challenge will have a theme and a description of any guidelines that need to be followed. To participate; setup some figures, snap a few pictures and post the images in the discussion below. The Transformers Photo Challenge is for all skill levels and is just about having fun. Previous challenges can be found here.

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale

If you spend enough time on the boards, sooner or later a discussion about scale is bound to erupt.

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale

Titan Returns is just around the corner and there has been much debate about the size classes used. Instead of talking about scale, show us your ideal group/team/pair of "scaled" figures. Feel free to mix-and-match as many different lines and size classes as needed.

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale

Setup your bots and show us what you got!

Transformers News: Transformers Photo Challenge #12: Scale

Remember to keep your browsers pointed to Seibertron.com for the latest Transformer news, the largest Transformers galleries and the most Transformers fun you can have this side of a space bridge.

Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics

Transformers News: Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 12:18pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Cyberpath (Seibertron), TFyuki, Hero-X

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Courtesy of Seibertronian Cyberpath, Twitter legend TFyuki, and Hero-X we have some new images of (deep breath, this is a mouthful) Million Publishing/Hero-X Exclusives TAV VS SP (Transformers Adventure VS Special) Dogfight VS Runamuck! Firstly are new promotional images of the duo hanging out with some fellow comrades, while Yuki treats us to a wonderful shot of Runamuck along for a ride with upcoming Unite Warriors Blast-Off (reenacting a classic cartoon shot). See it all below and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Transformers News: Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics

Transformers News: Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics

Transformers News: Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics

Transformers News: Million Publishing / Hero-X Transformers Adventure VS SP Dogfight & Runamuck - New Pics

Transformers Combiner Wars Fan-Built Victorion - Pre-Order Up At ToysRus.ca

Transformers News: Transformers Combiner Wars Fan-Built Victorion - Pre-Order Up At ToysRus.ca
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 11:29am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): ToysRus.ca

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Good morning everyone, what better way to start your day by securing your very own Combiner Wars Victorion? The first ever (fan built) female Combiner is now available for pre-order for Canadians at ToysRus.ca, with the retail price of $149.99 CAD and a release date of May 17th. Have a gander at our previous unboxing and preview gallery, and see below for links to the pre-order. Stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Transformers News: Transformers Combiner Wars Fan-Built Victorion - Pre-Order Up At ToysRus.ca

Transformers: Rescue Bots Jeff Bennett Receives Emmy for Best Performer in Animated Program

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Jeff Bennett Receives Emmy for Best Performer in Animated Program
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 10:54am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): The Mary Sue

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In other Transformers: Rescue Bots news today, we have the confirmation that voice actor Jeff Bennett - the man behind Huxley Prescott, Mayor Luskey, Deputy Barney, but also Prowl, Ultra Magnus, Captain Fanzone, Angry Archer, Soundwave, Mixmaster in Transformers: Animated, and of course Johnny Bravo - has received the Creative Arts Emmy for Best Performer in an Animated Program. Check out the other nominees in the category below, too!

BEST PERFORMER IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM
Danny Jacobs, “All Hail King Julien”
Carlos Alazraqui, “The Fairly OddParents”
Eric Bauza, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”
X — Jeff Bennett, “Transformers: Rescue Bots”
Reid Scott, “Turbo FAST”

Stock Image - Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer

Transformers News: Stock Image - Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer
Date: Sunday, May 1st 2016 10:45am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Entertainment EArth

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After the news last week about the Optimus Prime racing trailer - as we had seen with Blurr ('his race car friend') at both Toy Fair and the Hasbro webcast - we have an update on the listing over on Entertainment Earth, with a new stock image. Check it out mirrored below!

Transformers News: Stock Image - Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer

Hallmark Transformers G1 Grimlock Ornament

Transformers News: Hallmark Transformers G1 Grimlock Ornament
Date: Saturday, April 30th 2016 10:30pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Hallmark.com

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So when does Hallmark think it's time to start decking the halls? July the 9th apparently. Not only that, they think we should be doing so with robot dinosaurs! Mark that date, because that's when this G1 Grimlock ornament is slated for release with a price tag of $15.95. Some might say "why not a tree topper?" while others might say "whoa, slow news day". Either way, see the listing below and stay tuned to Seibertron.com: home for the best Galleries and Conversation around!

Transformers News: Hallmark Transformers G1 Grimlock Ornament

Transformers News: Hallmark Transformers G1 Grimlock Ornament

Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys
Date: Saturday, April 30th 2016 7:06am CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Best Seeker Molds

The seekers have always been the best example of Takara and Hasbro maximizing profits while keeping the bottom line down. To sell identical jet toys painted in different patterns, they simply incorporated that in the fiction, making them different characters. These would be the ideal characters to keep bringing back since you could always score several characters while not having to make new original molds for each one and no one would mind. It would instead be anticipated and wanted. This practice has given us a lot of seeker molds throughout the years, there is a new one in practically each line, especially in the past 15 years. And now we look at the best examples of seeker molds. Before we begin, just so we are all on the same page, a seeker mold is defined by ONE big important rule: two or more characters which share the exact same flight themed mold/character, kind of like a clone concept where they just wear different coloured shirts to identify them. It is not always used for Starscream and his fellow seeker acolytes but those are usually more exceptions to confirm the rule and it doesn't need to have all come out at the same time either (now that's really maximizing profits). The intention is that they have the same look. Since we are now accustomed to get a seeker mold in every line, originality and style goes a long way on this list, as you can see with the first entry...


5. Transformers Prime: Robots In Disguise Dreadwing and Skyquake

Believe it or not, but within the Transformers Prime show (not the Aligned continuity proper, if that is even a thing), the true seeker mold shown is actually shared by Dreadwing and Skyquake. These two are brothers which share the very same jet mode in different colors, which is the actual definition of seekers. While Starscream's awesome mold was redeco'd multiple times in the toys, they never appeared on the show, making Dreadwing and Skyquake Prime's true seekers. And they don't disappoint. I totally get behind the negative points to this toy (I will now refer to this mold as a singular entity) like the heavy robot kibble underneath, the exposed hands in the back ala ROTF Starscream, and the weapon it comes with (but that's a negative with almost all the Powerizer toys). BUT style can go a looooooooong way and this guy has boatloads of it. Firstly, it is an impressive and imposing robot mode which is perfectly show accurate. The legs may be big under the jet but they fill it out and add a lot of weight and volume to the robot mode along with the broad shoulders. While the light-up weapon is forgettable, the sword is great and you can pull off some great poses showcasing the great and noble swordsman Dreadwing is. Also, the transformation is both refreshingly involved for a seeker and yet intuitive at the same time. The torso transformation is far more intricate than even the Masterpiece seeker mold and unlike every other toy on this list, it actually hides the nosecone completely in robot mode, without it becoming extra kibble, and leaving a nice tapered look to the cockpit as the chest. Also, that headsculpt is amazing and probably my favourite headsculpt ever found on a seeker.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys
Thanks to James Jackson for this fun picture

4. Masterpiece Seeker mold 2.0 MP 11

I was not a fan of the first attempt at a Masterpiece Starscream. The aim for a perfect jet mode really sacrificed a lot and made the robot mode quite goofy (no proper heels, weird jet kibble on both sides of his face and insane kibble hanging off his hips). I also disliked the chest transformation which was overly fiddly. My toy ended up breaking and it soured me over the idea of an MP Starscream. So hearing that the new one was just a retool of the old did not make me bounce up and down for joy. However, I evetually did get a taste of this new and improved mold and it was definitely a step in the right direction. The fiddly and awkward chest transformation is still there, with the odd design choice of the cockpit tapering the opposite way than in the cartoon, but it is still a great improvement to the cartoon likeness in general. He has heels now too and no extraneous kibble aside from the nosecone forming a backpack of sorts. He retains that wonderful articulation and that amazing jet mode and in general the transformation is extremely satisfying (especially the leg area). My only issue is that your mileage with this mold will really vary depending on which version you get and for what price. I wouldn't pay 200$ for what is essentially 10 year old engineering (beautifully refurbished though). However, many people have had the chance to get some at only 10-20$ more than the Generations Leader Seeker mold, which is an amazing value when looking at it that way, especially if the chest is solid and stays in place in robot mode.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys


3. Prime First Edition Starscream mold

This is one of the best seeker molds of all time. The design choice to have the robot mode be so slim and sleek makes him look creepier than any version of Starscream before. I am so impressed with how they were able to pull off a robot mode as skeletal as the one depicted onscreen and yet still have him perfectly transform into a tight and smooth jet mode where no robot limb protrudes, as is often the case with jets.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys


2. Classics Seeker mold

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys

The deluxe Classics seeker mold, which kept being used from 2006 up until 2015, is perfectly show accurate even when looking at the jet from below. It is a highly detailed figure with a shockingly pleasing jet mode and a simple transformation that is remeniscent of the G1 show. My only pet peeve with this mold is that it carries over the G1 problem of the nose cone becoming kibble in the back of the head. That makes the conehead seeker retools a bit less flawed.


1. Galaxy Force Seeker mold (voyager)

It only makes sense that the very best seeker mold also happens to be the best Cybertronian design out there. The alt mode alone is full of homages to both the cybertronian tetra-jet of G1 (from the first episode) and Don Figueroa's design for Generation 1 Starscream in Dreamwave's The War Within. There is no point in including the Titanium seeker mold on this list (or the FOC seekers) when you have this bad boy which is better in every way when it comes to cybertronian design. It even has the best and least obtrusive cyberkey gimmick of the line which gives him energon swords which always flip out unobstructed. What I love so much about this mold, and many others in the Cybertron/Galaxy Force line, is how both the vehicle and robot mode share the same body and components and yet both modes are unique from one another. Unlike other seeker molds, like the Dreadwing mold above, the alt mode is not a robot under a jet, the jet IS the robot and vice versa (like the FOC mold done right). While the very first version of this Starscream mold obtained in the US was the oversized version, with Takara releasing the mold at its intentional voyager size, Hasbro saw the potential of the original voyager version and used it for a Thrust coloured Starscream release as well as Dirge, making it a rightful seeker mold.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys


Honourable mentions: The G1 seekers are fun, though the excessive parts forming feels very dated. I also really like the ROTF Dirge mold which was used for Jetblade as well, but I dont know if you would count that as a seeker mold (you decide). I didn't include any of the movie Starscream toys on this list since the only one that is amazing was Leader Starscream from HFTD and he was never made as any other seeker, unlike what was done with the other classes. And I am fine with that since Starscream was the sole seeker in the films.

Also, while they are very frustrating to transform and handle, I love the style of the Alternity seeker mold. The alternators line lost some steam in the US and when Japan came up with the follow up line featuring a 1:32 scale (rather than 1:24), Hasbro didnt pick it up. That is too bad because it had some very cool ideas, like having the seekers be cars with the car's shell forming the robot wings. Like that they keep their distinctive seeker motif while also having an alt mode that strays from tradition (which would still scale with the rest of the line). It's also interesting how Thundercracker and Skywarp were given a more traditional seeker headsculpt while Starscream's featured insect-like eyes. Oh, and they also feature die cast parts, rubber tires and style money can't buy.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys

And one last mention. For the size class, I am far more impressed with the Animated Activator seekers than the Generations Legends seekers. Even though the Activators are similarly small toys and older than that Generations mold, they have far better articulation. I would even say the Activators are better seeker toys than the Animated Voyager Seeker toy.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Seeker Molds Among Transformers Toys
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In-Hand Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG23 Galvatron

Transformers News: In-Hand Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG23 Galvatron
Date: Saturday, April 30th 2016 4:21am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): TFYUki

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Via a notification from fellow Seibertronian Logan79, we have a TFYuki tease of the Takara Tomy Unite Warriors Grand Galvatron box - but more importantly, of the upcoming Legends LG23 Galvatron, the Takara counterpart to the Titans Return Voyager. Check it out mirrored below!

Transformers News: In-Hand Image - Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG23 Galvatron

Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starscream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starscream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release
Date: Saturday, April 30th 2016 12:30am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Ebay seller DjFungShing

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By way of ebay seller DjFungShing we get a look at a possible new release of the Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Series Optimus Prime and Starscream. These figures feature the same packaging as the previous release with the addition of a Universal Studios Exclusive Product logo on the front. These figures were never released in the U.S. and there is no word yet on availability or if Megatron, Grimlock or Bumblebee will join them.

Transformers News: Transformers Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starcream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release

Transformers News: Transformers Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starcream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release

Transformers News: Transformers Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starcream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release

Transformers News: Transformers Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime & Starcream See Universal Studios Exclusive Release

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