In April 2014, an online streaming service, similar to and rivalling the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus made its way to the surface of the tubes: Tubitv. You can read more about its launch here.
What is relevant to us today, however, is the fact that Hasbro Studios, after ending its agreement with Netflix, seems to have allowed several of its programming to be streamed via the ad-supported site! This is definitely true for Transformers Generation 1, taking the spotlight on the main Family Entertainment page, but also applies to Armada, Cybertron, Energon and Animated - will we see Transformers: Prime and Beast Hunters joining them too?
SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2015 – DeNA and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have released TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, a turn-based tactical mobile game inspired by the all new fan favorite COMBINER WARS comic story and the expansive 30-year history of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS universe. Players will collect and assemble epic teams, made up of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS who will fight side by side in a unique campaign mode and intense player vs player (PvP) mode to engage with gamers and TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices.
In TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS, players will manage an army of TRANSFORMERS characters bringing up to four onto the battlefield where they will strategically unleash unique powerful abilities and ALTERNATE forms to take down their opponents. By leveling up TRANSFORMERS characters and linking multiple ones together players can unlock powerful Combiners and inflict critical damage to change the tide of the battle.
“TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS celebrates the rich lore and character universe of TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS and the COMBINER WARS story, adding a new twist on their visual styling,” said Mark Blecher, SVP Digital Gaming & Corporate Development at Hasbro, Inc.
“The fun and calculated turn-based gameplay, diverse characters and abilities and deep leveling and combo system in TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will give players the hundreds of options to make their team more powerful and keep the competition fierce,” said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA.
From Generation One to TRANSFORMERS United to the fan favorites from the IDW Combiner Wars comic series, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS features over 75 legendary characters including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, STARSCREAM, BUMBLEBEE and COMBINER CENTURITRON. TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS will feature online PvP leaderboards where the top players will receive in-game prizes, valuable resources and limited-time competitive modes. Friends and players will be able to connect to form Leagues and earn an edge over their competition.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is now available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Fire tablets and Android devices. Fans who have previously pre-registered at http://www.transformersbattletactics.com will be eligible to unlock powerful in-game content when they download and register in the app.
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: http://www.dena.com
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.
The Official Transformers You Tube channel has posted a TV commercial for the Transformers: Robots In Disguise toyline. This commercial does not have the dialogue inserted, and only includes the sound effects.
The commercial features Hyperchange Bumblebee, who's gallery can be seen here, and One Step Steeljaw, who will soon be released.
EDIT: The channel has also uploaded an English dubbed version of the same clip, which we've mirrored below.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the Counterpunch along with Seibertron himself, Jon 3.0, Rotorstorm, and our latest auditioning podcaster Samsonator!
We chat briefly about the excellent new comic, Punishment. Which if you don't want to hear spoilers skip 01:27:30 - 01:28:21!
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Thanks to the DLE YouTube channel, you can now view the fifth episode in the Mystery of Convoy Returns series, featuring more videogame talk, specifically the NES Mystery of Convoy game and its upcoming remake, and what it loosely translated as "Kitai of unreasonable gate". They also throw a new Q-Transformers character into the mix, Prowl!
It's that time of the year again fellow Seibertronians, Super Bowl Sunday! And with that comes the many many new interesting commercials. This year is no different, Nationwide Insurance just showed a Super Bowl commercial with Loyal Subjects Prime, Shockwave and Nemesis prime. You can check out this rather sad commercial we've embedded below.
Following our earlier post about scans from the latest issue of the Dengeki hobby magazine, we now have new scans from Figure Oh #204 which recently came out. These Also show a variety of upcoming figures from the Legends, Q, and Masterpiece line.
But first, here are some other scans from the Dengeki March 2015 issue. These include the upcoming Genesis Megatron and Playstation Optimus coming from Takara Tomy T-Arts division. These give an idea of the scale of these figures.
Here at Seibertron.com we've made the leap into Japanese hobby specialist magazine, in our mission and dedication to bring the best content to our members and fellow Transformers fans! To that purpose, check out below a full scan of the latest issue of Dengeki and Hobby Japan magazines, featuring Takara Tomy's offerings in the United Warriors (Combiner Wars), Adventure (RID), QT, Legends and Masterpiece lines, including their own Superion - and full Aerialbot shots - main animated series cast with Bumblebee, G2 Bumblebee and Exhaust, Arcee, Chromia and Windblade plus Leader Megatron, DMK Battle of Hong Kong Optimus Prime and much more - check it all out below!
As hinted in the Legends LG-09 Brainstorm gallery posted yesterday, we now have galleries available for Takara Transformers Legends LG-08 Swerve and Tailgate. You can use these to compare with the Hasbro versions and see what the differences are. Since these are only sold as a full set from Takara, some collectors have one or the other already and may be wondering if these are worth the double dip.