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Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders
Date: Monday, July 21st 2014 4:50am CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TRU

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An update for the Angry Birds Transformers new venture by Hasbro, and it's toys! But not only is it toys -- they transform! Check out below a couple of mirrored images from the Toys'R'Us website, with the Optimus Prime Bird Race Set ($29.99) and Energon Racers Pack ($19.99), both shipping in October. The listing also show the two redesigned faction symbols for the Autobirds and Deceptihogs.

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than high-flying birds and villainous pigs re-imagined as Transformers characters? Use the launchers to send your bird and pig racing down the 35-inch raceway! The loser crashes while the winner gets to change the Optimus Prime bird into a robot! It's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base, which lets you teleport your bird and pig into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers bird and pig!

Angry Birds GO! products are produced by Hasbro under license from Rovio Entertainment. Telepods is a trademark of Retoy, LLC, used under license. Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.


Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than a battle that pits the Autobirds against the Deceptihogs? This battlepack features Energon Soundwave, Energon Lockdown and Energon Starscream pigs and Energon Optimus Prime and Grimlock birds. Each speedy racer converts from figure to vehicle and back again! Send them charging into battle against each other. Then it's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base! It lets you teleport your birds and pigs into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers birds and pigs!

Transformers: Age of Extinction RealD 3D Featurette

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction RealD 3D Featurette
Date: Monday, July 14th 2014 11:42am CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Vue Cinemas YouTube

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UK based cinema chain company Vue Cinemas have posted a brief featurette including producers from the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie talking about the RealD 3D technology used in the Michael Bay film, from Lorenzo DiBonaventura to Mark Vahradian to Ian Bryce. Check it out embedded below!


Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More

Transformers News: Shout! Factory SDCC 2014 Line-Up: Screenings, Signings, Exclusives and More
Date: Monday, July 14th 2014 11:31am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Media, Press Releases
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Our friends over at Shout! Factory have just sent us the official press release for all their animation goodness taking place during the San Diego Comic Con 2014, including screenings, exclusives and much more. Check out below for more information, where we've highlighted the more robotic aspects.


SHOUT! FACTORY DESCENDS UPON COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014 WITH WORLD RENOWNED POP CULTURE BRANDS, POPULAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES, SPECIAL MOVIE SCREENINGS, ENGAGING FAN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES, AND A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PANEL EVENT:
AN INSIDE LOOK AT SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS AND SCREAM FACTORY




Over the years, Shout! Factory has become a mainstay of Comic-Con International, and its pedigree of unique home entertainment products, panel events and convention exclusives elicits a deafening chorus of oohs and ahs from Comic-Con attendees. As a leading multi-platform entertainment company, Shout! Factory continues to expand its reach to a multitude of pop culture fans spanning Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™. This year, Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International 2014 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a revealing panel event, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor.



If your idea of fun is binge-watching pop culture entertainment and geeking-out over enduring cult TV hits, retro-horror/sci-fi classics, outlandish comedies and fantastical CG-animated movie adventures, you will not want to miss this year’s panel event: An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7pm (Room 23ABC). Join Brian Ward (DVD Producer), Melissa Boag (VP, Kids & Family) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray/DVD collector’s editions and new movies coming to theaters this fall. This is a fan-driven insider’s event filled with lively discussion and more than a few surprises. This panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by entertainment writer & critic Kyle Anderson (NERDIST.com).



Shout! Factory makes its mark at Comic-Con this year with the MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS photo booth, numerous Comic-Con exclusives, exciting booth activities and special advance screenings of two highly anticipated CG-animated movies – Slugterra: Return of the Elementals from Nerd Corps Entertainment and THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC from renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen and Jeremie Degruson before they hit movie theaters across the country.



Shout! Factory Booth (#4248) and the studio’s Shout! Factory Store will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention center floor. Poised to ignite fans and Comic-Con attendees of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, fan interactive activities, premium giveaways and much more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth, is back at Comic-Con this year with a pedigree of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings.



For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #SDCC14 and the studio’s official Facebook page facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial.





SCHEDULE OF SHOUT! FACTORY EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014

PANEL, FILM SCREENINGS, IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES, VIP APPEARANCES AND MORE!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Preview Night



Thursday, July 24, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth.



Friday, July 25, 2014

10:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at

Shout! Factory booth #4248



3PM

SIGNING EVENT! Jason David Frank from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers



4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance at Shout! Factory booth. Get your picture taken with Burpy the Slug



7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory Panel Event

Location: Room 23ABC, Convention Center



Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op at Shout! Factory booth



11:50 AM

Special Film Screening of SLUGTERRA: RETURN OF THE ELEMENTALS

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



1:30 PM

Special Film Screening of THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC

Location: Marriott Marina Ballroom D



3:00 PM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get a free exclusive Fire Elemental figurine!



9:30 AM

Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth #4248



10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS Photo Op



1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Slugterra’s Burpy The Slug appearance



SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#4248) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS PHOTO BOOTH

In celebration of the new animated movie MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will feature an interactive photo kiosk at the Shout! Factory booth. Join the fun and savor the moment with props and fun. You’ll get a printed photo and can pick-up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends.





COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Come by to get your MY LITTLE PONY:FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC poster and receive a free, exclusive MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS poster tube (while they last)!



Limited-Edition SCREAM FACTORY™ Blood Red T-Shirt





Stop by Shout! Factory booth for your FREE 2014 Button Pack and other SCREAM FACTORY goodies including collectible keychains, screen wipes and more!





Come by to get your Free TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS poster







SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS PRESENTED BY SHOUT! KIDS AT COMIC-CON



Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (Saturday, July 26 at 11:50 AM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring a new feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to cinemas across the U.S. beginning August 2, 2014. In Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, Junjie, a new member of the Shane Gang is a master of the mysterious slug slinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang are in over their heads as they attempt to protect the five legendary Elemental Slugs, ancient slugs of great power and the forebarers of all slugs in Slugterra. When an evil alliance starts hunting down the Elementals, Eli and his friends — old and new — take off in pursuit of the greatest threat their world has ever faced! (2014, Rated TV-Y7-FV)



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC (Saturday, July 26 at 1:30 PM, Marriott Marina Ballroom D)

Directed by renowned 3D filmmakers Ben Stassen (Fly Me To The Moon, Sammy's Adventures: Escape From Paradise) and Jeremie Degruson (A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventure), with original music by Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Game Of Thrones), THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal. Brimming with spectacular CG animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and highly entertaining movie experience for kids and the entire family.



THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm stumbles into a mysterious mansion owned by Lawrence, a retired magician. With all of Lawrence’s animal friends, including Jack the Rabbit and Maggie the Mouse, and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos, you’d think this fantastically strange house wouldn’t have any vacancies. But as far as Lawrence is concerned, there’s always room for one more! Just as Thunder begins to feel at home, trouble strikes when Lawrence ends up in the hospital and the magician’s naughty nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But Thunder and his newfound friends have a few tricks up their sleeves as they put aside their differences to defend their home with a delightfully spooky strategy.

(2013, Not Rated: For All Audiences)



SHOUT! FACTORY, SHOUT! KIDS and SCREAM FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS



MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: THE KEYS OF FRIENDSHIP

Ponies make the best friends! With that in mind, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Keys Of Friendship is coming to DVD on July 29 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The five episodes include “Rarity Takes Manhattan,” “Pinkie Apple Pie,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies,” “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 1,” and “Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 2.” A fun sing-along is included as a bonus feature. Since her arrival in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning and value of friendship. With her very best friends — Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike — Twilight goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons learned. All of this has earned Twilight her wings and the crown of a Princess and now you can learn what Princess Twilight Sparkle has learned and take with you The Keys Of Friendship.

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED: THE COMPLETE SERIES

The long-awaited third season of TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED is finally available on DVD! Fans of the popular TRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the excitement and action of OPTIMUS PRIME and his team of AUTOBOTS through the complete TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series, including the never-before-released Season Three DVD, in one exciting home entertainment collection. From 2007-2009, TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to this high-octane action adventure series, which chronicles the brave AUTOBOTS as they seek to protect the ALLSPARK, their new adopted home Earth and their human friends from the Earth-bound super villains.




TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy with TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all the action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD box set. In 2005, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON, the third installment of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. Unicron has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the Autobots’ home world of Cybertron. It’s up to Optimus Prime, his team of heroic Autobots and their new human friends — Coby, Lori and Bud — to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately Megatron and the Decepticons are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!




MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: VOLUME 30

This summer, escape from your daily grind with an idyllic getaway aboard the Satellite of Love with the release of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 30 on July 29th, 2014. Featuring four episodes previously unavailable on DVD – The Black Scorpion, Outlaw (of Gor) aka Gor II, The Projected Man, and It Lives By Night, the latest volume is loaded with bonus features including new featurettes Stinger Of Death: Making The Black Scorpion; Shock To The System: Creating The Projected Man; Writer Of Gor: The Novels of John Norman; Director Of Gor: On Set With John “Bud” Cardos; Producer Of Gor: Adventures With Harry Alan Towers, theatrical trailers, four exclusive mini-posters by artist Steve Vance and more!



HERZOG: THE COLLECTION Blu-ray™

A visionary creator unlike any other, with a passion for unveiling truths about nature and existence by blurring the line between reality and fiction, Werner Herzog is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial and enigmatic figures. Shout! Factory will release Herzog: The Collection on July 29th, 2014. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc box set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. Herzog: The Collection also features a 40-page book that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Bonus features include English and German audio commentaries, the documentaries Herzog In Africa and Portrait: Werner Herzog, interviews and original theatrical trailers



GINGER SNAPS Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items: limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

Fifteen-year-old Brigitte Fitzgerald (Emily Perkins, Insomnia, Juno) and her nearly-16-year-old sister Ginger (Katharine Isabelle, Freddy Vs. Jason, See No Evil 2) are both best friends and outcasts. Obsessed with dying and bound by a childhood pact to stay together forever, they loathe their mind-numbing existence in the suburbs of Bailey Downs. One night, the two girls are heading through the woods when Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s horrible wounds miraculously heal over, but something is not quite right about her. Ginger is irritable and in denial. But to Brigitte, it is obvious that a terrifying force has taken hold of her sister. Bonus features include new interviews with director John Fawcett, writer Karen Walton, actors Emily Perkins and Jesse Moss, producer Steve Hoban, make-up effects artist Paul Jones, composer Mike Shields and editor Brett Sullivan, a new “Women in Horror” panel discussing Ginger Snaps, an audio commentary with director John Fawcett, an audio commentary with writer Karen Walton, deleted scenes with optional commentary by John Fawcett and Karen Walton, The Making Of Ginger Snaps - vintage featurette, Creation Of the Beast - vintage featurette, Being John Fawcett - vintage featurette, cast auditions and rehearsals, theatrical trailers, TV spots, production design and an artwork photo gallery.



PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster + SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The music made him do it! Phantom Of The Paradise, the darkly satirical cult favorite from acclaimed writer and director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed To Kill) makes its American Blu-ray debut . The Faustian tale of Swan (Paul Williams, who also wrote the acclaimed score) an evil record tycoon who is tormented by the disfigured composer Winslow Leach (William Finley, Sisters) he once wronged, this Academy Award-nominated horror musical classic is packed to the rafters with bonus features, including new interviews with Brian De Palma, Paul Willaims and Tom Burman; new audio commentary with producer Jack Fisk, a new audio commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling); as well as a DVD of additional bonus content, including a new interview with producer Edward R. Pressman, a new featurette, the neon poster art, and much, much more!



MOTEL HELL Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase items include limited-edition poster+ SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

People come from far and wide to sample Farmer Vincent's distinctively flavored dried, smoked sausages, but one might well ask why there are so few people staying at the nearby kitschy Motel Hello. Also, have you ever wondered about the secret ingredients that make his meats taste so darn good? The ‘80s cult classic, horror-comedy film MOTEL HELL, directed by Kevin Connor (At The Earth's Core, The House Where Evil Dwells) takes a frighteningly funny look into the different kinds of critters that make up Farmer Vincent's fritters with plenty of surprises. Packed with insightful bonus content and all-new interviews, this definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.



WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray™ (gift-with-purchase item: SCREAM FACTORY coasters)

The hunting season has begun. Earth is the new hunting ground for an alien life form that preys on human fear and feeds on human flesh. Beyond any known terror, mankind is about to become the next endangered species in the 1980 sci-fi horror cult classic WITHOUT WARNING, also known as IT CAME WITHOUT WARNING, from celebrated exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark (Joysticks, Satan’s Cheerleaders). A non-stop ride into extra-terror-strial mayhem, this highly sought-after sci-fi creature thriller stars Oscar® winners Jack Palance (Batman) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tarah Nutter (Bitter Harvest), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (UHF), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch (F Troop) and featuring David Caruso (CSI: Miami) in an early role and Kevin Peter Hall (Predator) as the alien. Arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD, WITHOUT WARNING Blu-ray+DVD combo pack contains insightful bonus content, as well as a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 / Neon Genesis Evangelion Story Update

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 / Neon Genesis Evangelion Story Update
Date: Saturday, July 12th 2014 10:23am CDT
Categories: Media, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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While the Takara Tomy Transformers/Neon Genesis Evangelion Eva Mode Convoy repaint of MP-10 may already be sold out (though some of our site sponsors still have a handful of orders), another update to the story has been uploaded to the product site! Check out some new artwork of Eva Convoy battling the Angel Starscream, and an attempted translation of the accompanying text.

"How has the human race been able to make such a huge robot?!"
A strange sensation came over Convoy, on seeing the giant figure.
(No... this feeling... not a robot? Seimeinokodou, call this the primitive ...?)
[Convoy Scanning Eva first aircraft to be guided], it suddenly grew in size. Its body and colour changing to match that of the EVA Unit-01.
"Now... now Transformers are... Eva ...?"
Misato of the Nerv staff was stunned by the scene in front of her.

The gigantic Convoy turned to face the Angel Scream, opening its chest armor to increase its cry.
"Uoo O~o~o~o~o Golfo ...!"
The Matrix held in its chest was as red as the core of the Angels, shining as if a new life had been born.
A new battle, a different stage... begins.


Transformers News: Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10/Neon Genesis Evangelion Story Update

Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee Commercial
Date: Thursday, July 10th 2014 3:08pm CDT
Categories: Media, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Deals Direct

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From the Deals Direct YouTube channel we have the new commercial for the Transformers: Age of Extinction Mega One-Step Bumblebee. Check out the embedded video belowP


Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"
Date: Tuesday, July 8th 2014 1:05pm CDT
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: xRotorstormx

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, Counterpunch along with the regulars Razorclaw0000, Rotorstorm, Seibertron, Scotty P, Tigertrack

Episode 96 "Age of Extinction" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

It is the moment we have all been waiting for...Age of Extinction has finally hit theaters and IMAX 3D. Many of us saw the film the night before opening day (Thank goodness for 9 PM showings!) so without further adieu we give you the Twincast's AoE review.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

We get the ball rolling by offering up our thoughts about the film. Did we like it? Did is suck? Guess you'll have to tune in to hear our opinions.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Ah, nothing like sitting in the theater for almost 3 hours. We'll discuss what we thought about the length of the movie and whether or not it was just a bit too long...

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Prime was taken in a different direction with this movie compared to the previous trilogy. Was this change for the best or for the worse? Tune in to hear what we think of Prime's new persona.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Michael Bay treated us with a huge group of new faces that didn't just feel like cannon fodder *finally*. We'll discuss the new human characters along with all the new bots like Lockdown, Drift, Hound, and of course the Dinobots.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Up next we talk about our thoughts on the overall visual effects of the film and how it may actually be worth it to see it in 3D

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

With the Transformers brand, it always comes down to great voice actors in order to really bring the characters to life. Up next, We discuss the choices that were made for the new cast and if they were good or bad picks.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

We then dive into our thoughts of what we experienced when we went to the theater.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

News recently broke that there will be a Transformers 5 ...we all have our hopes as to what will be involved with this film but tune in to hear our speculation!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

After seeing the movie, did it make you want to buy more and more toys? pfft most of us were already buying them before the film hit!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

We finish up our AoE review with a quick discussion on the new video game titled "Rise of the Dark Spark" which is semi tied into the new movie. ScottyP was lucky enough to get his hands on it so listen in to hear his thoughts.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #96 "Age of Extinction"

Thanks everyone for listening and we appreciate the continued support! Don't forget, the show only gets better if you tell us how. Drop us a review on iTunes or Stitcher Radioand be sure to tell us what you love, what you hate, and what you want to hear!

Not on the show to give your take? Probably not, so don't forget to keep the discussion going on the Seibertron.com Energon Pub Forums by simply replying to this post!

Got a question for the Twincast? We take all of them, we just don't take them all seriously! Leave a question in the Ask the Twincast thread and, if it makes the cut, it may get read and answered on the show.

Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
Date: Tuesday, July 8th 2014 1:03pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: ScottyP

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Not live from Pasadena, CA, it's the Seibertron.com Twincast/Podcast Botcon 2014 edition! Part one of your early-July Twincast Doubleheader features on site analysis recorded on Botcon Saturday in Pasadena from Seibertron himself, Scotty P, Rotorstorm, and special guest Mkall, as they give their earliest opinions on the latest and greatest news in the Transformers world.

Stay tuned after that for post-mortem analysis of Botcon from your regular host and champion of champions, Counterpunch, who is joined by regular cast Razorclaw0000 and Scotty P.

Episode 95 "Botcon 2014" is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when this news post is visible.

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Botcon 2014 has come and gone. Our crew at the show sat down to give some opinions almost immediately after seeing some of the latest product reveals. Find out what they thought about these plus Transformers: The Ride and the Universal Studios Fan Experience.

Quick Warning - the audio quality on this segment is pretty hit or miss, please jump to 51:11 if you want to skip this segment.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
What most hotel room desks look like at Botcon


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The regular show continues as we take a look at the TFCC's Figure Subscription Service 3.0 in more detail now that the dust has settled. Will the mixed opinions from the on-site recording continue?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
It's a funny hat, Alex.


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We then turn our attention to the boxed set as well as the souvenir figures. Was this year a home run or a foul ball for the cast?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
Munky not Munky. Wait...


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Our post show analysis then continues with the reveals of Hasbro's Generations toys. Is this the beginning of the end for third parties? How does the cast feel about combiners? Tune in to find out.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
28 years later


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We didn't totally forget that there are still new Age of Extinction toys coming down the pipe. Be sure to check out our thoughts on these redecos.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #95 "Botcon 2014"
Money saved?


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We wrap up the show with some final thoughts and "thank you" greetings to our friends at the convention.

Stay tuned very soon for our thoughts on the Age of Extinction movie coming out, well, right now!

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A SEIBERTRON REVIEW: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31

Transformers News: A SEIBERTRON REVIEW: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31
Date: Tuesday, July 8th 2014 8:55am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Media, Reviews
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Tigertrack

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“..Scattergun of the Fourth Vorsk Offensive..”

“You think that’s bad, try Dipstick of Operation: Doom Patrol...”


Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots


What could be worse than that? (Lack of action in this setup issue maybe?)

Previous issue stuff: Last issue the crew of the LOST LIGHT found themselves having to abandon ship as whole portions of their ship (and then eventually the whole ship) just disappears...

Spoiler Free-ish plot in 31. The LOST LIGHT disappeared leaving the crew floating about in space in whatever shuttle/raft/craft they could sardine themselves into trying to rationalize the ‘WHY’ and 'HOW' they can find it. In this issue, we are privy to a conversation being had on the famous ROD-POD about what could have happened to the big LL, and Nautica explains some heavy theory based on the quantum engines.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
Umm...for sure...yup...got it (no I don't).


But then, like an old soap opera mystery plot, the lights go out mysteriously, and members of the ROD-POD start disappearing. Megatron is blamed, a stowaway is found... will the ROD-POD crew led by Nightbeat deduce who or what keeps causing their fellow shipmates to disappear before their ALL gone? Are the missing offline? What is the connection between the individuals who’ve disappeared? Who will be next? How does a fifty foot human girl find her way into the story? Can the probability/improbability of something happening truly be a fuel source?

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots---light bulb---

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
The extent of the action in this issue.


Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
Hand jive!


Some opinioning. MTMTE has become a fan favorite due to its smart plot and dialogue, and smarter characters. It’s fun and silly, but intellectual; brings back my childhood, but challenges me as an adult reader, and each issue seems to leave the reader wanting more. Best kind of book in my opinion. The art styles, colors, panels, and layouts are usually partnered well in telling the story.

This issue is NOT jam-packed from cover to cover with robot-blasting-robot/alien action. But it’s still makes for a very interesting read, although it is packed with dialogue and long-winded (detailed!) explanations. We’re getting introduced to the history of the LOST LIGHT, and through that, we are introduced to more of each crew member’s nuances, and even more so, about TRANSFORMER societal, and historical details that we may not have known about before.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the AutobotsNautica, you forgot something in your explanation...my gun.


For example, just how smart are Nautica and Highbrow? Swerve has Logorrhea (whatever that may be, but it sounds like it may be running at the mouth). Riptide has an unreliable transformation cog. Megatron fears revealing too much about himself, and still counts himself as separate from the Autobots. Crosscut likes to write dramas...the list goes on. Within those data bits, we start to get more 'flesh and blood' characters. Sure some of its silly, but much of it is actually...well..awesome.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
Spoiler: I've shown all of the action shots...


And for me, that’s what has been one of the best things about the MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE series. It’s an enjoyable story to be sure, but it helps me to better understand the society and history of the universe my favorite characters inhabit, and just how much there is that has never been thought of. From the earlier ‘Shadowplay’, the Institute, and senate ‘stuff’ to Tyrest, the DJD, Decepticon kamikaze bombers/bombs, and made to order Autobots... there has been quite a lot to learn about that has birthed many of our favorite characters' beliefs, actions, and qualities.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots


“It’s strange isn’t it? So many Autobots owe their lives to you. Without your war they wouldn’t be here.” Interesting statement AMIright? Read issue #31 at least twice to take it all in, or very carefully the first time, and don't get put off by the lack of action, it's all leading somewhere...

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
"You Autobots"-Swerve's right.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots
Sorry, no he's not...


The Writing and Letters are top notch as always, thanks to James Roberts, John Barber and Tom B. Long. (Just a few missing words here or there that were a little annoying--probably due to me reading the ‘review’ copy and not the final version).

The lines and inks by Atilio Rojo are fair (I guess I'm not feeling too generous). At times, I think it’s good stuff, the first pages with Drift for example, but at other times I feel like it goes way too simple in representing the characters (Gears and Huffer) and to me the robots feel lacking in size, weight, detail, and scale. Now, granted, there's a fairly stale setting for the issue, and a small set group of characters, so Rojo may not have been able to really get in his groove. It works, but it's rough, you may like it, but I’m missing Alex Milne a little more.

Joana Lafuente handles the colors well, most notably, skillfully making a distinction between past events and current events using color (going for that sepia-esque overall treatment in the past).

Overall, for what is action-wise, a pretty slow story that takes place in a very confined setting, I enjoyed this issue a lot. Again, it’s mainly due to the character development, as well as, the further development of the history, society, and lore of the TRANSFORMERS. Grab this issue tomorrow at your local comic shop!

-Tigertrack *of the early-dia of clones battle of Tak-ara*

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*And knowing is half the battle.*

IDW Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #31 Preview

Transformers News: IDW Transformers:  More Than Meets The Eye #31 Preview
Date: Tuesday, July 8th 2014 7:35am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Media
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IDW shares with us the preview pages for tomorrow's upcoming MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE issue #31.

This issue continues the peril of the LOST LIGHT crew as they deal with the happenings of last issue...mainly that the LOST LIGHT disappeared!

Be sure to pick up your issue tomorrow, July 9th.

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Transformers News: Re: Sneak Peek - Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #31 - Dawn of the Autobots

Age of Extinction - TF GENERAT1ON digital short

Transformers News: Age of Extinction - TF GENERAT1ON digital short
Date: Saturday, July 5th 2014 8:03pm CDT
Categories: Media, Site News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Jon3.0

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Seibertron.com Member, Podcaster and professional voice actor Jon3.0 dropped by to share a hilarious digital short with everyone featuring the Dinobots! we embedded the video below for your viewing pleasures. Enjoy!


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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
Twincast / Podcast #98:
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Posted: Thursday, August 14th, 2014