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Nelson Shin To Appear on CNN Talk Asia

Transformers News: Nelson Shin To Appear on CNN Talk Asia
Date: Thursday, October 18th 2007 11:43am CDT
Categories: Media, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.cnn.com

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CNN reports on their site that this week their programm Talk Asia will feature the producer of the original Transformers cartoon and Director of the 1986 Transformers movie, Nelson Shin. Check your local TV schedule for when the show airs. The following has been taken directly from the article.

"Dubbed the "Godfather of Animation" in South Korea, Nelson Shin is behind such iconic animated characters as the Simpsons, Pink Panther and Transformers. Shin shows Anjali Rao how his studio breathes life into cartoons, talking her through the animation process from basic pencil drawings to computer-generated movements. His work also extends to live action, including the famous Star Wars lightsaber.

Although he has enjoyed enormous success in the animation field, Shin never received any training. Born in North Korea, he left his hometown and moved South during the upheaval of the Korean War when he was 13 years old. Looking back, Shin relates to Rao how these early experiences have helped him develop a strong character and the ability to focus totally on his work.

Shin's AKOM studio now also creates many of its own original characters and recently released the animated film "Princess Chung." Hailed as a step towards greater unity on the Korean peninsula, the film saw a rare collaboration between North and South Korean animators and actors. Shin discusses the process of doing business in the North and his impressions of the capital Pyongyang
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End Of The Road with Andy Wildman

Transformers News: End Of The Road with Andy Wildman
Date: Thursday, October 18th 2007 6:08am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): wildwords.wordpress.com

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Transformers Comics pencil artist Andrew Wildman has updated his blog again. He is selling off the last few original inkpages from the End Of The Road saga from the original Marvel comics and placed scans of these pages along with his blog. The following has been taken directly from Wildman's Blogpage.

"So I guess we all remember those good old days of the Transformers Comic published by Marvel. I do
Well I think I have finally found the last few pages of original art from that series. Can’t believe I have had some of these for so long. Its so cool to look back at some of those Neo Knights illustrations for me. At the time I had pretty much had my fill of drawing robots and the chance to draw ‘real’ people was great. An opportunity to show those editors at Marvel that I could take on Superheroes. Not sure if they were ever convinced

So here, finally, are the last few pages of a bygone age. All up for grabs at a super duper, knock down, bargain basement price. £25/$50 per page! I must be mad! Click and enjoy and let me know what memories they bring back.

Cheers Trans Fans

AW
".

Mark Ryan, the Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 2

Transformers News: Mark Ryan, the Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 2
Date: Tuesday, October 16th 2007 5:39pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Ben, ifmagazines.com

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In part two of ifmagazine.com have posted the second half of their exclusive interview with Mark Ryan.

In Part 2, Ryan discusses working on the Transformers set, voicing Bumblebee in the final film, and his overall career.

To read the full interview please click here.

If you missed the first half of the interview, and would like to read it, please click here.

411Mania Interview with Rachel Taylor

Transformers News: 411Mania Interview with Rachel Taylor
Date: Monday, October 15th 2007 6:03pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): 411Mania.com, tfw2005

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With the Transformers Movie DVD release inching ever closer, 411Mania have snared an Interview with Rachel Taylor, who played Computer Hacker Maggie Madsen in the Transformers Movie.

In the Interview, Taylor discusses working with Michael Bay and Jon Voight, researching for her role as a Hacker, and her steep learning curve introduction to the Transformers Franchise.

For the full 411Mania interview, please click here.

Hasbro CEO Al Verrecchia Speaks Out On Lead Paint Concerns

Transformers News: Hasbro CEO Al Verrecchia Speaks Out On Lead Paint Concerns
Date: Friday, October 12th 2007 3:21pm CDT
Categories: Company News, People News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Hasbro.com

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Recently in the news there has been a lot of talk of lead paint contaminations, recalls and voluntary recalls of certain toys from China. This has mainly effected the Mattel company whose main toy lines are Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher Price and many more. As this threat of lead paint is on many consumers minds, CEO of Hasbro Al Verrecchia has issued a statement on Hasbro.com. Mr. Verrecchia states Hasbro's commitment to quality products, and what Hasbro does to ensure the safety of all it;s products.


Letter from Al Verrecchia
Statement on Toy Safety From Hasbro's Chief Executive Officer

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, no issue is more important to me than the safety of our toys and of the children who enjoy them.

At Hasbro, we are proud that our own safety standards meet or exceed all federal regulations and that we set the highest standards for our own factories as well as our vendors wherever they may be located, including China. We are also proud that none of our toys or games was affected by the recent recalls related to lead paint.

To ensure compliance with our high standards, Hasbro requires tests and quality control checks at multiple stages of the manufacturing process. These procedures, which have been in place for many years, have always included - and continue to include - independent, third-party testing of our products.

Specific to the issue of lead paint: paints used on Hasbro products are tested and inspected before application on our products. We test the same paints during various stages of production, including on finished product as it leaves the production line and before it gets shipped.

In an abundance of caution, we are taking additional steps as part of our thorough proprietary safety procedures to confirm that our procedures are being adhered to and that we are doing everything possible to make the safest toys for your children. For example, we have increased the frequency of our product testing. We have also stepped up inspections of all of our products both in our company-owned plants in the United States and Ireland, as well as our vendors in China, and we will continue to make more frequent, unannounced visits.

Overseeing this effort is a team of full-time Hasbro quality control engineers and inspectors based in Hong Kong and China. These employees, who are part of Hasbro's U.S.-based global quality assurance team, are often present on the factory floors of our vendors to confirm the quality and safety of our products.

We hope this gives you a better understanding of Hasbro's quality control programs and the many steps we take to ensure the safety of our toys so that you can continue to purchase them with confidence. While I can't guarantee that a recall won't ever happen, I can promise that we are taking every possible precaution. What I can say, however, is that if an issue of product safety should arise, we will address it quickly, openly and decisively.

I would also like you to know that we maintain a strong working relationship with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Our in-house product safety experts interact regularly with CPSC officials to share information regarding our products and practices.

We continue to take the safety of our children - mine and yours - very seriously. That's my commitment to you - as a CEO, as a parent, and as a grandparent.

Sincerely,

Al Verrecchia
Chief Executive Officer



You can see the original statement here.

Mark Ryan, The Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 1

Transformers News: Mark Ryan, The Voice of Bumblebee Interview Part 1
Date: Thursday, October 11th 2007 6:15pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): ifMagazine.com

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ifMagazines.com have posted Part 1 of their interview with Transformers Movie Bumblebee's Voice Actor Mark Ryan.

The interview discusses Mark's involvement in the Transformers Movie playing all the Autobot roles on set and working with Michael Bay.

To read Part 1 of ifMagazines.com interview, please click here.

Chris Ryall Responds To Beast Wars Profiles Criticisms

Transformers News: Chris Ryall Responds To Beast Wars Profiles Criticisms
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 9:23am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Comic Book News, Company News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): The Allspark

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The errors were scathing to some. To others they put it aside, and chalked it up as an IDW rush job with so much happening on the TF comics front lately.

Chris Ryall has heard the complaints, the comments, and the criticisms and he calmly replies, taking the blame for the book upon his shoulders, and promising better things:

"Hey, everyone--

In the time we've been doing Transformers comics, there have been highs and lows for the fans, I know. As there's going to be on anything -- some projects work better than others, for various reasons.

This one seems to be ranking somewhere near the first issue of the TF Animated Series for most of you, from the responses I've seen.

Which sucks all around--the last thing we want to do is release product that doesn't work for you. Especially since this particular book took so long to finally arrive. And because so many artists and colorists labored over it. And because Simon and Ben Yee did the same, and then waited patiently for the book to finally be assembled and released.

So for the person who just e-mailed me very angry and said "once again, IDW screws its fans," well, that's hardly true and hardly a sound approach to business, I would think. And nothing we would ever set out to do.

So what happened?

That's a good question. But there's really no need for me to make excuses or air any beasty-smelling laundry, so I'll just say that the book is, like everything we publish, ultimately my responsibility. This book was one that sort of slipped through the crack while I was dealing with an editorial shift, and it went out with some errors. Book Two was completed during this same period. But Andrew is here as the TF Editor now, and is extremely competent and he and I will do what we can to ensure the rest of the books are produced as they should be. As many errors are able to be corrected in the collected version will be fixed, too.

I know that this book was a bit of a disappointment for fans who waited so long. Transition with art teams or editorial teams can cause hiccups that are evidenced in the finished product, but certainly not on purpose.

So know that I share your pain on this--maybe moreso, since so many people have shared their pain with me--but also know that putting out something you don't love is never our intent. We'll get 'em next time."


You can see the original IDW Forum thread here.

While they cannot undo what has been done, and there are no promises made that things will be corrected in the Trade Paperback release, we do know that this will be a focus for them to get the remaining issues right.

You can become a part of our discussion of the 'Beast Wars Sourcebook #1' here

Stan Bush UK Concert Dates CANCELLED!

Transformers News: Stan Bush UK Concert Dates CANCELLED!
Date: Saturday, October 6th 2007 1:43pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): Stan Bush

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The musician best known to Transformers fans for "Dare" and "The Touch" from the original Transformers movie soundtrack (1986), Stan Bush, had some sad news to report on his MySpace Blog.

The UK Concerts set for Oct 5th at Rio's in Leeds and Oct 6th at Rock City in Nottingham have been cancelled. Because of an immigration policy, the singer was denied entry into the United Kingdom.

The following has been taken directly from his MySpace Blog.

"I was denied entry into the UK because of an immigration policy
involving a work permit, so my shows there were canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience to
my fans, many of whom traveled great distances. I did everything I could, but it was
beyond my control. We're looking ahead to arrange something there in the near future.

Yours,

Stan Bush
".

The Inside Scoop on Transformers Collector's Club Magazine #17

Transformers News: The Inside Scoop on Transformers Collector's Club Magazine #17
Date: Friday, October 5th 2007 9:11am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Interviews, People News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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The new collector's club magazine (#17) has begun arriving at mailboxes across the country. Here are some highlights:

  • Cover: Transformers Animated artwork
  • David Kaye Interview (Animated Optimus Prime voice actor) - includes a few screen shots of Optimus Prime, one of Grimlock and one of an unknown Decepticon.
  • Eric Seibenaler Interview (One of the head designers of the Animated toy line) - also features several toy images (Optimus, Bumblebee, Prowl, Starscream, Megatron and one other Decepticon with a claw hand that transforms into a car)
  • Classicverse: Mini-Con profiles (Dreadwing, Terrorsaur, Oil Slick, Strongarm, Sledge and Steel Wind).
  • Lil' Formers: "Know Your Seekers" featuring Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Sunstorm and the Coneheads.
  • MTMTE Classics Profiles: Cliffjumper and Megatron
  • Chapter 5 of the "Crossing Over" comic - Optimus and Megatron battle! Skyfall, Breakaway and Landquake potentially discover their destiny!


Teaser Image

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Keeping checking your mailbox folks! Your copy should arrive soon if you're a Club member. If not, make sure you stop by TransformersClub.com for more information.

Simon Furman signing in London, UK 25th October

Transformers News: Simon Furman signing in London, UK 25th October
Date: Thursday, October 4th 2007 6:57pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): boom6

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Seibertron's own boom6 has some good news for UK based fans of Transformers writer Simon Furman:

Simon Furman is doing a signing at Forbidden Planet in London in a few weeks, its meant to be for deaths head. but Im sure he wont mind it being hijacked by a few transformers fans.

For full details, head to forbiddenplanet.com
You will need to scroll down to the "Death's Head" entry.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
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