Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user Stormrider, we have located two new listings on Amazon.co.jp, concerning two Transformers multimedia releases! The first one, The Transformers: Song Masterpiece, priced at 6480 Yen (around 65$) is a four-disc collection of theme songs, intros, end credits and more from the Japanese animated shows, with some nice Optimus Prime cover art. The second, The Transformers Music Matrix, is priced at 3536 Yen (around 35$), and includes a DVD with clips and songs from the 30 years of the franchise, with artwork to match featuring Star Saber, Dai Atlas, God Ginrai, and more! Check both of them out by clicking on the mirrored images below.
Continuing in the stream of clips from the gigantic, exclusive and rare collection of old Transformers gems, including unreleased items from Hasbro and toy prototypes, eBay seller z75sales has uploaded another video showing the unboxing of further material during the inventory, featuring Gobots, G2 figures, Dinobots, and mock-ups. Check out the clip below, and let us know what you think of it all!
Hailing from the Facebook page of IDW artist Livio Ramondelli, we get a look at a trailer for his latest work with Transformers, along with Metzen and Dille: Primacy. The clip is by video game producer, writer and designer John Zuur Platten, and is embedded below. May contain some slight spoilers for issue #1 - of which you can read our review here!
Another tip from Seibertron.com user Primeultimus, this time regarding the Generations Leader Jetfire toy - which is available for pre-order at Kmart.com for $44.99, and comes with a new promotional video! Check out the bio below, and head here for the listing and non-embeddable clip. And keep your eyes on this page, as we may have more Jetfire shaped news soon..
Jetfire is ancient and powerful, but he would prefer to stay hidden in the background rather than on the front lines. He is a peaceful robot at heart, preferring the stately, ordered excitement of science to the frenzy of battle. But the reckless ambition of the Decepticons, and the senseless violence of their war sickened him, so he left Cybertron to go into hiding. He slumbered in peace for years. Reawakened by the arrival of the war on Earth, he decided once again to enter the fight – this time on the side of the Autobots, and this time to end it for good, whatever the cost.
Convert, arm and attack with all the Transformers action you can handle! This Jetfire figure is a high-powered Autobot fighter whether he's in robot mode or supercharged jet mode. He'll be a match for any enemy in robot mode, and he’ll fire his arm-mount cannons at his Decepticon foes! When he converts to fast-flying mode, his turbo thrusters will make him too fast for any enemy to escape, and his photon missile launchers will pound them to scrap when he catches them! Keep converting him back and forth so he can handle whatever his foes dish out!
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It's been a while since we last heard or saw about the Transformers Hero Mashers figures, with their mix and match components. Now, thanks to a tip from resident Seibertron.com vice actor jON3.0, we get a look at the official commercial for the line! Check it out embedded below, courtesy of the Transformers YouTube channel and make sure to check out the Seibertron.com galleries too!
We mentioned it briefly in the November solicits news post, but as artist Sarah Stone has posted the clean artwork for it, here's a better look at the cover for the September issue of Previews, the Diamond Distribution catalogue for comics retailers, featuring a round-up of what's what in the Transformers IDWverse right now: Drift, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Windblade ..and Grimlock?
September's PREVIEWS Features A Bevy of IDW Publishing Transformers Titles, Including Drift: Empire of Stone
The September edition of Diamond Comic Distributors’ monthly PREVIEWS catalog arrives in comic shops, hobby stores, and other specialty outlets on August 27th. August's PREVIEWS offers over 2,000 new items and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale beginning November 2014.
Well!! Some of you may or may not have seen some Transformers on the front cover of the recently revealed September PREVIEWS! I was so humbled and excited to be asked to work on it, I hope you enjoy how it turned out! I was really stoked to finally get to draw Megatron and Drift…
We start the night off with some fun chit chat but it doesn't take long for the crew to dive in to what everyone wants to hear... and that is toy talk!
First up we discuss Combiner Wars!, the newly revealed combiner toys from Hasbro that were on display at San Diego Comic Con...Has Hasbro finally answered our prayers for combiners or is something else motivating them??
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We then follow up with some in depth discussion about the stunticons.
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Up next we will discuss our thoughts on the new Generations Voyagers, SkyByte and Roadbuster. (...and hey, don't forget to check out the JAWSOME photo galleries of them!)
(53:20 - oops! We kinda got distracted ) Tankor and Rattrap are finally starting to appear at retail. Some of us have them in hand so tune in to hear what the cast thinks of these figures...and by the way, they are in stock at HTS!
Up next, we discussed the TFCC and their 2 big figure reveals. The 2015 membership freebie figure, Lio Convoy, and the club exclusive figure, Nova Prime.
...and then we derailed a bit... but it's all in good fun
We then talk about the new images of Masterpiece Star Saber that surfaced but...how well will this MP figure do? Is Star Saber popular enough? Tune in to hear our answers.
Up next, we have our favorite segment...Listener questions!!
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We then close out the night with some bragging rights.
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Thanks to Seibertron.com Member Shumi Nagaremono we get to share some exclusive pictures with everyone the Transformers Expo 2014, located in Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan. Held between from August 9th-17th, 2014. For more information on TFExpo Japan you can find it here. We've mirrored some of the images below and for the full TFExpo gallery you can check it out here. Enjoy!
This just in from Paramount Pictures: you can now pre-order Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-Ray and Digital HD, or even as a gift set (featuring the Blu-Ray disc, a magnet and collectible figurines) from three separate retailers - iTunes, Amazon.com and Walmart, with a release date of 31st December for now. Follow through to the links to place your order!
The folks at Jagex, the company behind the MOBA Transformers: Universe, have sent us a link to a new video episode of Under the Hood. This time round they focus on some of the people involved behind the scenes, including voice actors Frank Welker and Peter Cullen - check it out below!
Join us as we go behind the scenes of Transformers Universe, bring you closer to the guys that are making the game.
In this episode we catch-up with Vice President David Nicholson for some updates that have been dropping into the game, get top game tips from the team and some of our top players, and we head on over to LA to check in with the two major stars – Optimus Prime & Megatron! Learn more about the VO work they've been doing in-game and get a sneak peak at an upcoming project.