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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information
Date: Saturday, February 28th 2015 12:04pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Combiner Wars Wave 2, chuckdawg1999

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999, we've been able to determine what IDW Publishing Transformers comics will be packed in with Wave 2 onwards (and retroactively the first wave) of the deluxes in the Combiner Wars toy line! In a strange twist, rather than including comics from the actual Combiner Wars storyline, they feature issues from the pre-Dark Cybertron era - so far, at least. Check out below the synopses and confusing numbering from Offroad, Air Raid and Dead End, showing the very beginning of gestalt technology in Phase 2 of the IDW universe: Megatron's return, the control of Prowl, and the start of Prowlestator!
Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Pack-In Comics Details and Further Information

Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing re-Sighted at Target Stores

Transformers News: Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing re-Sighted at Target Stores
Date: Saturday, February 28th 2015 4:20am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Sightings
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): cdavid3

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It has been a very long while since we last heard of the IDW mini-comic 'fun packs', but it seems they've now moved from local comic shops to bigger stores - such as the Target in San Jose, CA, where Seibertron.com member cdavid3 has found them for $2.99 each, featuring Optimus Prime, Drift, Grimlock, and Bumblebee! Still interested in these? Head out for your weekend hunt and grab a couple.

Transformers News: Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing re-Sighted at Target Stores

Transformers News: Micro Comic Fun Packs from IDW Publishing re-Sighted at Target Stores

Bob Budiansky to attend East Coast Comicon April 11 and 12

Transformers News: Bob Budiansky to attend East Coast Comicon April 11 and 12
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 8:35pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Jeff Jaworski

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Bob Budiansky who worked on the Marvel Transformers comic will be attending East Coast Comicon at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on April 11 and 12. You can see all the guest information here.

East Coast Comicon wrote:During a 20-year career in the comic book industry, mostly at Marvel Comics, Bob Budiansky worked as an editor, illustrator, and writer. Although he edited titles like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, was the regular penciler on Ghost Rider for more than a year, and even created and wrote his own series, Sleepwalker, Bob is perhaps best known for the work he did on The Transformers.

Bob was the editor on the very first Transfomers mini-series in 1984. He followed up that hugely successful four-issue intro by scripting most of the next 50-plus issues of the monthly Transformers comic book. He also named, created character profiles of, and wrote Hasbro packaging copy for approximately 250 Transformers during the first six years of the brand’s existence, and developed story treatments as Hasbro introduced new lines of Transformers. And occasionally he even penciled a Transformers comic book cover or two.

Bob is no longer active in the comic book industry, but still produces art commissions based on his comic book work.
- See more at: http://eastcoastcomicon.com/guests/2015 ... BCECF.dpuf

Generations Brainstorm Found at TJ Maxx

Transformers News: Generations Brainstorm Found at TJ Maxx
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 8:11pm CST
Categories: Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Bounti76

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Fellow Seibertronian Bounti76 got a tip from a fellow Transformers fan and checked his local TJ Maxx. His trip was rewarded as he came across Generations voyager class Brainstorm for $16.99. He sent us picture proof to spread the news around for those still in need. If you have a new retail sighting, be like Bounti76, take a picture and send it to sightings@seibertron.com to let your fellow Transformers fans what's available.

Transformers News: Generations Brainstorm Found at TJ Maxx

Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Air Raid

Transformers News: Video Review - Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Air Raid
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 7:40pm CST
Categories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): chuckdawg1999

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Looking for the fourth limb to your Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Superion? Look no further than Hasbro's Air Raid, according to fellow Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999! And if you don't believe us reporting it, read on below for their opinion, and check out the video review of the missing Aerialbot embedded below.

This is it, the final member of the Aerialbots, and the final limb for Superion. Air Raid is probably my favorite limb since the jet mode reminds me of the Skystriker from GI Joe. Transformation is very similar to the rest of the team right down to the fantastic hinged leg joints. If you're a fan you've probably already have this figure on order, hope it comes to you real soon.



Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars - Another Interview with Scott And Barber

Transformers News: Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars - Another Interview with Scott And Barber
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 1:18pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): WWAC

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The second piece of news from Rachel Stevens of Women Write About Comics has some of a crossover with the CBR article we posted earlier, but offers some interesting additions and further developments to that interview, as Mairghread Scott and John Barber answer even more questions about the upcoming Combiner Wars event with IDW Publishing and where the two series - Windblade and The Transformers - will be going from there. Read more here, and some selected quotes below!


If you were to pitch the story to a new reader that hasn’t had the fortune of reading prior IDW Transformers comics, what is Combiner Wars and why should you be reading the current Transformers stories?

Mairghread Scott: Combiner Wars is about a world on the verge of imperial takeover. Cybertron has recently discovered one of a series of long lost colony worlds (this is where Windblade comes from), and they’re reaching out to them once more. But with the rise of the combiners, Cybertron (and more accurately Starscream) has military power no one’s ever seen before. He could easily turn these colonies into conquered worlds, creating a vast empire even Megatron never imagined.

John Barber: If you’ve never read Transformers, you probably wouldn’t guess what the IDW Transformers books are like. I mean, there’s a lot of action, yeah—and Combiner Wars definitely has some serious fighting—but a lot more personal interactions and political machinations go on than somebody might expect. I think word of mouth has spread about what we’re doing in these books, and hopefully something like Combiner Wars will give new readers a good place to take a look at this universe.

[...]

What do you want to do after Combiner Wars? Windblade Returns has been confirmed to not just be a miniseries, but little more besides that has been stated.

MS: That’s by design. Actually, the comic is named Transformers: Windblade; “Windblade Returns” was just a title card put up to announce our comeback. And we haven’t said much about it because Combiner Wars is so linked in with Windblade’s story that saying too much could spoil this event. I will tell you one thing. There’s this old saying I keep thinking of as I write it: “God never gives you more than you can handle.” Windblade is a lot stronger than she was when we first introduced her, but that just means her problems have grown that much bigger with her. I want to believe that Windblade really can build a better future for Cybertron and Caminus. But, as a writer, it’s my job to push her as hard as possible and see if she actually does.

JB: The next set of issues of Transformers deals with the ramifications of what happens in Combiner Wars back on Earth, and the rest of our solar system. With the changes in CW, we’ll see Arcee taking on a new role, and get some good Cosmos stuff, finally. And see what happened to Kup when he was in the Dead Universe. Plus, somebody will return. I won’t say who.

James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview

Transformers News: James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 1:11pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): WWAC

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A couple of news posts courtesy of Cybertronian correspondent Rachel Stevens over on Women Write About Comics, starting with a lengthy interview with current IDW Publishing writer for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The hour-long audio deals mostly with general issues of the series, from its conception to ongoing issues, but there are some very interesting snippets throughout. You can listen to it in its entirety below!

James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, and the scope and humanity of IDW’s Cybertronian comics universe. Robot gender, robot psychology, and entry points for new readers — this sprawling conversation with WWAC staffer, Rachel Stevens, has it all.



Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:56am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): CBR

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Courtesy of entertainment website ComicBookResources.com, we have another interview with some of the creators behind the upcoming IDW Publishing Transformers: Combiner Wars event, crossing over current ongoing The Transformers and returning series Windblade. Read some snippets from the full piece - found here - below, in which John Barber and Mairghread Scott touch upon some of what is to come in terms of stories and themes, including some preview art for from Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli!

CBR News: This is the first big "Transformers" crossover since last year's "Dark Cybertron" epic. While we understand the basic gist of the crossover, what more can you tell us about "Combiner Wars?" Who, exactly is combining? Who is warring?

Mairghread Scott: "Combiner Wars" starts when Starscream (a rather evil guy and ruler of Cybertron) gains the ability to make a Combiner (a super-powerful giant) and seems poised to build a new Cybertronian empire.

Let that sink in.

Because when we talk about empire in "Transformers," we're not talking a few countries in Europe. We're speaking of whole planets who might be about to bow to the power of one man. Combiners are the ultimate weapons of Transformers, and Starscream can now make as many as he wants.

So you have two very different wars happening at the same time. Windblade and Optimus Prime are fighting a war for influence (Can they get people to see the danger Starscream poses?), while others take a much more literal war with every weapon they have.

John Barber: Meanwhile, on Earth, Prowl is sitting at the head of the up-to-now only really properly-functioning Combiner -- the other attempts have basically failed outright or driven the component people mad -- and he's not keen on Optimus Prime's leadership of the Autobots, or Starscream's ruling of Cybertron.

To put it in a real world setting: It's six issues (one "Opening Salvo" and five actual parts, just like most of the Combiners have) that starts in "Transformers" #39, goes to the new "Transformers: Windblade" #1, back to "Transformers" #40 and alternated until it's done. Mairghread and I are writing it, and the art is by the amazing Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli, alternating issues

[...]

Diversity is a big issue in comics -- and everywhere, really -- and something that I know is important to both of you, but how exactly do you promote diversity through stories about giant sexless, raceless robots?

Scott: The term "sexless" is debatable in my view. I want to be clear: There are Transformers who are inherently male and inherently female. That doesn't mean the same thing as it does in humans, but Transformers that call themselves "she" aren't doing it because they like the 'sh' sound. They are female, and we're going to meet a lot more of them.

The term "raceless" is also misleading. Transformers have a long history of racial tension against cassettes, animalistic transformers, headmasters, etc. They are just as noble as humans and we're pushing the envelope to make them at least as diverse as we are. So what can you expect in terms of Transformers in the future? More! More body types, more races, more LGBTQ, more religions and creeds and classes. More conflict about all of the above. Working with robots doesn't stop us from exploring diversity. It offers us the chance to push the boundaries of diversity in a lot of interesting, allegorical ways.

Barber: Yeah, what Mairghread said there. One of the things that non-"Transformers" fans might not realize is how wide-ranging and inclusive the "Transformers" fanbase is. I mean, it's self-evident if you're part of the "Transformers" world, but "Transformers" readers, "Transformers" fans encompass the entire spectrum of people. And it's important to have the characters in the comic be reflective of that.

It's sometimes a complex line to walk, between the out-and-out science-fiction-ness of the "Transformers" universe and its relationship with the real world, but it's important.


Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Transformers News: Writers Talk "Combiner Wars" Event, Transformers Gender Identity & More, Plus Preview Art

Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:43am CST
Categories: Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): NYTimes

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Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Multiple reports are confirming a sad happening for the end of this week. Established and well-known actor Leonard Nimoy, pillar of science-fiction cinematography through Star Trek character Mr Spock, and part of the Transformers universe in the 1986 animated movie (as Decepticon Leader Galvatron) and the live-action 2011 feature Transformers Dark of the Moon (as Sentinel Prime), passed away earlier today at the age of 83. An extensive retrospective on his long career can be read here. The staff of Seibertron.com offers its condolences to Nimoy's family and loved ones. He lived long, and truly prospered.

Transformers News: Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83


His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
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His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Motormaster at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Motormaster at US Retail
Date: Friday, February 27th 2015 11:08am CST
Categories: Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): worldsgreatest

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Fellow Seibertronian worldsgreatest has just let us know that they have found the second wave of Transformers Generations Combiner Wars, or rather, the Voyager Motormaster figure at a Target store in Columbia, MD! Check out the photo proof below, and rev your engines for the weekend hunt. Undecided? Why not check out the Seibertron.com gallery of the figure here?

Transformers News: Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Motormaster at US Retail

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