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Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer with Mirage Listing

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer with Mirage Listing
Date: Saturday, April 23rd 2016 5:58am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Entertainment Earth

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There may be no pictures yet, but a new intriguing listing for the Rescue Bots line has been spotted over on Entertainment Earth, featuring a new iteration of Optimus Prime - now with a new trailer, after the Rescue Trailer - and a new addition to the cast: Mirage! Check out the listing info below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

UPDATE: We do indeed have a picture, from the Toy Fair 2016 Hasbro webcast, included below!

Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer

The Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer has it all! Optimus is back and converts from robot to truck cab, and he can tow along a special racing trailer with his friend Mirage. Transformations are quick and fun, and these are the perfect toys for kids ages 3 and up. Get ready for racing and fun with this thrilling collection!

Coming in June 2016
Item Number: HSB5584

Suggested Retail Piece Price: $34.99
Pieces Per Case: 2

Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer:

UPC: 630509428823


Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer with Mirage Listing

Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown
Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016 12:48pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Entertainment Earth

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Courtesy of Entertainment Earth, we have the actual breakdown of the cases for wave 1 of the upcoming Transformers Titans Return Legends class toys - Wheelie, Stripes and Rewind - which we have seen both in official photography from Toy Fair and during BotCon this past weekend. Check out the info below, along with

Transformers Generations Titans Return Legends Wave 1
Scheduled for June 2016

  • These robots transform into cars, cats, tablets, and more!
  • Each mini-vehicle can interact with Titan Masters mini-figres (sold separately)!
  • Autobots come ready to fight the Decepticons - or try to maintain the peace on Cybertron.

Get ready to build something big with Transformers Generations Titans Return Legends! Each individually packaged figure has at least two modes, going from vehicle to 4-inch heroic Autobot or evil Decepticon.

Some of these Legends figures have a bonus mode, interacting with the mighty Titan Masters! Each package includes figure, collector card, and instructions. Ages 8 and up.

Case of 8 individually packaged figures includes (subject to change):

  • 2x TRA GEN LEGENDS AUTOBOT STRIPES 630509385683
  • 3x TRA GEN LEGENDS AUTOBOT REWIND 630509385669
  • 3x TRA GEN LEGENDS AUTOBOT WHEELIE 630509414475


Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

Transformers News: Transformers Titans Return Legends Class Wave 1 Case Breakdown

James Roberts Interview with TMW Magazine

Transformers News: James Roberts Interview with TMW Magazine
Date: Thursday, April 14th 2016 8:54am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): TMW

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Fellow Seibertronian AdamPrime, also the editor for Toy Meets World magazine, has shared with us an interview they conducted on the publication with IDW Transformers writer James Roberts - which you can read in full below! Topics included range from writing techniques, to world-building, a relationship with Hasbro and IDW, and the possibility of a Rung toy (never, apparently). Check it out, and let us - and TMW - know what you think in the Energon Pub.



AdamPrime wrote:Hi guys and gals,

I'm the editor of Toy Meets World magazine. Recently we had the great honor of chatting with IDW writer supremo James Roberts. He's a proper gent, so I thought I'd treat you all to the full interview.

TMW issue #1 is undergoing a 'trial launch' right now, and is available at selected retailers in the south west. We're listening to feedback, and will tweak the mag slightly for the proper nationwide rollout in a few weeks' time. If anyone would like an issue, and there is plenty to read about (such as interviews with Simon Furman, Stan Bush and My Little Pony's Nicole Oliver; reviews of all the coolest toys and books; and tonnes of retro fun with TF, He-Man, Sega, Power Rangers and much more!) then please contact me and I can send one out in the post.

Anyway, on the the interview:

When did you decide that you wanted to be a writer? Was it always going to be in comics, or was that something you pursued later in your career?

I’ve always wanted to write fiction for a living, but not comics necessarily. And that’s strange, I guess, because as a child I read comics to the exclusion of pretty much all else: Whizzer & Chips and Buster, then Marvel UK titles (including Transformers, of course), then 2000AD and what little Marvel US and DC stuff found its way to the Channel Islands. I was a member of an unofficial Transformers fan club – a group of pen pals, really – and even then, for most of the time at least, I contributed prose fiction rather than comic scripts. In my late teens I discovered authors like John Updike, Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell and Julian Barnes.



It's fair to say that the best TF writing has come from the Brits; previously, Simon Furman was considered the godfather of Transformers - were those big shoes to step into? Did he officially pass the torch?

Oh, I dunno – Nick Roche, John Barber and Mairghread Scott all write a mean TF story, and none of them are British. But thank you anyway! I was and am a huge Simon Furman fan – I’d hold him up alongside my more traditional literary heroes as being a formative influence – and I have him to thank for being a Transformers fan. More than the toys, more than the cartoon, more than the Marvel US material… if it wasn’t for Simon’s work on the British TF comic, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I got his autograph back in 1991, just after #75 of the American Transformers comic came out; he signed the comic for me. I got him to sign it again 10 years later, when I was promoting an unofficial TF novel I’d written; and 10 years after that, in 2011, I had him sign it a third time – and by then I was writing TF stories professionally, and he asked me (tongue in cheek, but still…) to sign something for him.


Simon’s my TF dad, really. There was no “official” passing of the torch – I’m not sure how that would even work…! – but he did give me a copy of the script to the last Marvel US issue with a lovely note that essentially invited me to carry on what he started.


When you're writing a script, how do you keep to the page count for each issue? Do you supply the script that you feel is complete, and the artist squeezes it in to 20 pages?

No, it’s more complicated – and time-consuming – than that. It’s my job to break each issue down not only into pages, but panels. I have to work out the pacing and structure of each issue, how the story unfolds, how many panels I’ll need to do a scene justice. It’s a case of ‘Page 1, Panel 1’, then a description, for the artist, of what needs to go in the panel, and then the dialog that will go inside that panel. MTMTE is a dense comic – both in terms of plot and dialog – and a huge amount of my time is spent working out how best to tell the story over 20 pages. It’s all planned down to the last detail.


Your stories are characterised by an incredible amount of world-building and backstory. You have also introduced concepts relating to Transformer anatomy and beliefs such as Rossum's trinity, the Guiding Hand and so on. Does Hasbro or IDW ever try and reign you in? Or are you allowed to add as much depth as you like to the characters and universe?

I’m encouraged to world-build – it’s almost part of the job description. IDW, Hasbro and readers (I hope) want to see the Transformers Universe expanded and enriched. I’d only be reined in – and it hasn’t really happened yet, touch wood – if I wanted to introduce a concept that was fundamentally at odds with what Hasbro felt Transformers was about, or if my editor thought, frankly, that it was a rubbish idea, or if anyone responsible for singing off my scripts feel that what I wanted to do was too… well, I was going to say “adult”, but that’s not what I mean. MTMTE has always operated on an adult level in terms of not talking down to its audience, and in terms of exploring mature themes.


MTMTE has an intriguing stance on politics, governments and social injustice. It makes for fascinating reading. Have you ever considered a place in Parliament?

I’m a political nerd and I do have strongly held beliefs about how society should be organized and how we could bring about a better quality of life for everybody. Maybe one day I’ll take the plunge and put my money where my mouth is.


MTMTE threw out the concepts of 'goodies' and 'baddies'. The Autobots and Decepticons are revealed to just be people - whether it's Rodimus' crew, the Scavengers or Deathsaurus - under the badge they're all basically the same. We're dreading the day when the war starts again - will the peace (and MTMTE as a comic) last?

You’re giving me too much credit. The decision to end the Autobot/Decepticon war was made by IDW’s editorial team back in 2010, and John Barber and I had a year in which to prepare two ongoings – John’s Robots in Disguise (now simply titled The Transformers) and MTMTE – which would explore postwar life in more detail. Neither John nor I knew how long the peace (and that’s a relative concept; there’s still lots of conflict in the Transformers Universe) would last. We didn’t know whether fans would demand a return to war, or whether we’d find it difficult to set stories in peacetime for too long. But here we are, in Year Five of each of the ongoings, and the war is still officially over.

It’s true that putting the war to bed has opened up a huge number of new storytelling avenues, most of them predicated on the idea that, once (overt) hostilities cease, and the red and purple badges are put to one side, you’re forced to see each Autobot and Decepticon as a Cybertronian – as a character defined by something other than who they used to take orders from. As I say, it’s opened up lots of new story possibilities. All that said, if the war started again – and it well might – that would mean MTMTE had to end. It would just create some interesting new tensions…


Have you petitioned Hasbro for a toy of Rung? We can imagine the packaging now - "Tranforms from ROBOT to ORNAMENT and back again!"

Ha! I’ve never petitioned Hasbro for anything. They do their thing and, from time to time, I learn that, for example, there’s to be a Minimus Ambus figure, or that another of the Lost Light crew – Brainstorm, Whirl, Chromedome, whoever – is being re-released as a toy. I would LOVE Rung to have a toy, but I damaged the chances of that ever happening when I decided, early on, that he should turn into something which happened to have a very limited play value. You see the sacrifices I make for the greater storytelling good?


With MTMTE, you've taken a few obscure characters, and a few prominent characters, and really made them your own. Characters such as Rewind, Whirl and Ultra Magnus will never be the same. Did you set out to do this from the beginning? Did you think to yourself "Now's the time for Brainstorm to shine!!"

Kind of, I guess. I deliberately selected lesser-known G1 characters, but characters I was fond of, to accompany the Big Four (Rodimus, Magnus, Ratchet and Drift) that were at the center of MTMTE Season 1. Autobots like Tailgate, Skids, Swerve, Brainstorm, Chromedome and Rewind were attractive to me principally because they hadn’t been explored in the past. They were recognizable (to more dedicated TF fans, admittedly), but they were almost blank canvasses. I knew that MTMTE – certainly in the early days – was all about secrets and hidden histories, and I couldn’t tell those type of stories with A List characters who had appeared in IDW comics for the last few years, or with characters who had very well-established personalities. I’m immensely proud of the fact that, through MTMTE, these D-listers have become well-loved and well-recognised characters in their own right.


This may sound silly, but do you take voices into consideration when writing a character? Most people would claim to "hear" the voices in their head when they read. Do you ever give it much thought?

It’s not a silly question and I do give it some thought, mainly because so many readers ask me “Who do you think X sounds like?” And I have to give a very dull – but truthful – response and say, “S/he has a British accent and sounds a bit like me.” I have an imagination deficit in this regard, because I really don’t ‘hear’ their literal voices. I do, of course, know their voices in terms of their character – what they would and wouldn’t do, what they’d say, how they’d say it, the rhythms of their speech and so on, but I don’t, say, write a line for Nautica and hear a certain actress’s voice. But I know that many fans DO, and that’s great!


Do you think that MTMTE, with its tales of space-faring derring do, has a wider appeal than regular Transformer comics? If something like Star Trek can have such universal appeal, there must be hope for Transformers. Could we see a TV version of MTMTE in the future, and would you want to be a part of it? Conversely, do you think its nature makes it LESS appealing to some Transformer fans?

MTMTE is an easy sell in terms of concept: a group of misfit Transformers head off into space in search of their mythical ancestors. It’s a traditional quest story and, as you say, very much in the Star Trek tradition. That might give it a better chance with the casual reader – the non-Transformers fan - than other Transformers comics, but I don’t know. Casual comic readers whose Transformers knowledge is informed by growing up in the 80s – people who think Transformers should be about Autobots versus Decepticons on Earth – may prefer something more in keeping with their childhood memories. I don’t know. I think many people have a preconceived idea of what Transformers is about and sometimes that dissuades them from giving IDW’s titles a chance; and unsurprisingly I wish more people would put such notions aside and pick up MTMTE or John’s Transformers, because they’d be pleasantly surprised.


Can I see MTMTE transferring to TV? I don’t know if I can see it happening, but I’d like it to. MTMTE almost reads as a TV show adapted for comics, with most of the stories being structured as if they were a 45-minute episode. And each story arc – the MTMTE fandom even calls them “seasons” – lasts about 22 issues.

If MTMTE ever transferred to the small screen I would love to be part of it. Even if I ended up hanging about making tea for the animators and actors.


TMW thanks Mr. Roberts very much for his time.

Transformers News: James Roberts Interview with TMW Magazine
Transformers News: James Roberts Interview with TMW Magazine

Review - #BotCon16 FunPub / IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic

Transformers News: Review - #BotCon16 FunPub / IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
Date: Wednesday, April 6th 2016 9:58pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Event News, Site Articles, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Dr Va'al, IDW, FunPub

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Live from a hotel room in Louisville, Kentucky, this slightly jetlagged reviewer brings you a fresh update frome the 2016 BotCon event, in addition to the stellar work the news crew are doing in updating on the ground situation: a review of the event exclusive 'Dawn of the Predacus' comic - read on below!

YYYYEEEeeeeeeEEESSSSSssss...
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
In the last 48 hours of the Great War between Decepticons and Autobots, new measures are taken, paths chosen, fates decided, and acts of sacrifice kickstart a whole new saga...

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
4-10


Story

A comic which is clearly, undoubtedly, obviously, a pack-in story with a set of toys. A big toy advert. A narrative tying together toys that share a theme. Easy to get wrong. And yet, John-Paul Bove in his first official IDW Transformers writing gig, delivers a story that works on a number of levels.

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
..precisely


Much as anticipated in the interview we conducted with him, the comic contains a very good balance of fictional universes, setting up threads between G1 and Beast Wars which we both know the developments of, and others that could still yield something very very different - time will tell if we'll get an exploration of the latter, I suppose.

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
I laughed for a good minute, here


What works particularly well is the blend of lighter-hearted humour to what is, effectively, a fairly dark chapter in the history of the two narratives, and the end of a war in general - once again as a testimony to the two universes, with the G1 gravitas (resulting silly at times) and the BW intentional silliness.

Art

Corin Howell fits this melange excellently, too, with artwork focusing on the fraught, tired, elated - and wonderfully skeptical and sarcastic - emotions that are running amok across the different factions, not just two as we might think. The simpler, cartoony style fits the tone set by the script, and still delivers some great pages with a grim undercurrent.

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
(Wanted: rubber ducky!)


Both of which are undoubtedly helped by Bove returning in his role as colourist on the book, injecting his own authorial perspective of tonalities and emotive hues to the visual side of things, helped out by letterer Chris Mowry from the IDW stables. The lighting definitely heightens that contrast pointed out above, with contrasting, but not jarring, results.

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
What maniacal laughter?


Visual and verbal together, you might ask? Read some thoughts below, and make sure to look closer at the two covers available for the comic at the event, variant by Sara Pitre Durocher and string pulling, and 'regular' cover with all the souvenir characters by Robby Musso (both in thumbnail).

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Having read this in-hand, on-site, as soon as I possibly could, I feel odd giving a review and a mark to the book but you know what? It's good, and not just as a 'let's featured all the new toys and some old ones and sorta mash them together' way. Compared to previous releases from the BotCon team, we are several notches higher here, even with the full reveal of the souvenir figures in its pages - and even the main cover.

Transformers News: Review - BotCon 2016 FunPub/IDW Dawn Of The Predacus Comic
The Knights of Ren Prime


That may very well be Bove's writing, and the control he has over the art with colouring Howell's work, but the synergy between the two is palpable, as the overall tone of the book is set well by mixing light and heavy, positives and negatives, humour and gravitas, past and future. If you get a chance to read the issue, please do. It's truly enjoyable.. in fact, it's just Prime.

. :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: out of :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :MAXIMAL:

Stock Package Images - Transformers Titans Return Leaders Powermaster Prime and Blaster

Transformers News: Stock Package Images - Transformers Titans Return Leaders Powermaster Prime and Blaster
Date: Sunday, April 3rd 2016 7:02am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Gamepeople.it

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While we have seen both Powermaster Prime and Blaster in various guises, including the recent Australian Toy Fair here, Italian website Gamepeople.it brings us official stock photography of the two Leader class figures - including Apex and Twin Cast - in their packaging. Check them out mirrored below!

Transformers News: Stock Package Images - Transformers Titans Return Leaders Powermaster Prime and Blaster

Transformers News: Stock Package Images - Transformers Titans Return Leaders Powermaster Prime and Blaster

More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 6:20am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): ozformers

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Australia Toyfair was preceded by a small event between two Hasbro employees and some senior members of Ozformers. Here are all the images from that small hands on event, which give us the best look yet at some of these upcoming figures in hand. Griffin, the site owner, added comments which can be read in his post for those interested.

The figures found in the pictures below are:

G2 Bruticus
Crashbash
Astrotrain
Ravage
Galvatron

Enjoy!

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

Transformers News: More In Hand Images for Transformers Titans Return and G2 Bruticus Figures

2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return
Date: Monday, March 21st 2016 11:40am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Griffin of Ozformers

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Grffin, the main site admin of Ozformers, has posted images from the 2016 Australia Toyfair, along with a Q & A with Hasbro Australia.

A quick rundown of what is new to see will be presented first, along with the Q&A, and then you will get the deluge of photos.

Here is the back of Scourge's box

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

New RID products (I think they are remote control cars)

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

The back of the minicon weapons packaging which shows compatibility with all classes

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Also, the playability of the power surge toys

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Here is the Q&A, which is specific to the Australian market.

Q - What upcoming store exclusives for Australia that are allowed to be made public?
A -Note, Retailer details are subject to changes from now until they are released.

Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash (Wreck-Gar, Autobot Hot Rod, Scrapheap) - NO
Platinum Edition One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall (Optimus Prime, Megatron) - Myer
Platinum Edition Armada of Cyclonus (Cyclonus, Scourge, Sweep) - NO
Platinum Edition RID Bumblebee & Grimlock - NO
Chinese New Year - Year of the Goat Optimus Primal - NO
Superion (Gen2 deco) boxset - ToysRUs & Target
Menasor (Gen2 deco) boxset - ToysRUs & Target
Bruticus (Gen2 deco) boxset - Target (only)
Victorion boxset - BigW, ToysRUs & BigW
Japanese Masterpiece imports - on hold for a while. Tracks should be the last one for a while.

Q – Any more Hasbro Masterpiece toys this year?
A - There is one coming, but it hasn't been officially revealed yet.

Q - Any chance of getting more of the HK bonus coins and their other freebie items here?
A - Possibly, as the Ultra Magnus coins did well.

Q - RID Happy Meal toys coming here?
A - Should be Early 2017.

Q - Any planned Transformers exhibitions or promotional displays planned for here that you know of (like at Conventions)?
A - Some things are being planned for this year, but nothing has been locked in yet, so nothing can be announced until it is.

Q - Any chance for the Cyber Commander Toys & Cyber Battalion toys here?
A - No


Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers News: 2016 Toyfair Australia: New Pictures of Transformers Robots in Disguise and Titans Return

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys
Date: Monday, March 21st 2016 10:17am CDT
Categories: Sightings, Collectables
Posted by: Dr Va'al

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The perks of returning to a country where Easter is fairly big on its chocolate eggs include coming across some Transformers: Robots in Disguise themed products too! Spotted by yours truly in the Florence area, Italy, the Kinder GranSorpresa Maxi for 2016 include two possible variations of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Sideswipe - vehicle (plus dino) and robot - but no transformation, only minor articulation, and a few stickers. Some in-hand images of the Optimus robot are also mirrored below from Italian collector site Giocattoli Vecchi!

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Transformers News: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Easter Kinder Eggs with Toys

Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"
Date: Sunday, March 20th 2016 9:34pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Media, Podcast
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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After our monster New York Toy Fair Episode, we took a break from the toys to bring you an all Comics, TV, and Games episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! Hosted by ScottyP, this episode also includes Seibertron, Razorclaw0000, and recurring special guest star, Starscream/Paul from Ript Apparel.

Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron" 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.

After a brief catch up, we took a hard look at episodes 3, 4, and 5 as part of Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Rewatch. First up, we dive into the Cheetor-heavy episode, "The Web". At least one of us on the show got to watch this episode with Kup in 1996 and will tell you all what that was like!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


Next up, we dive into the - bear with us - Cheetor-heavy episode, "Equal Measures".

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


In our final Beast Wars re-watch episode for this show, we tackle the first big "world building" episode, "Chain of Command".

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


With Beast Wars tackled, we turn our attention comics - wishing the teams at IDW a heartfelt congratulations on Transformers #50 and More Than Meets The Eye #50. For the spoiler-heavy discussion to follow, we discuss some of the revelations, future directions for both comics, and reflect on how the books have evolved over the last few years. You can also check out Dr Va'al's excellent reviews of More Than Meets The Eye #50 and Transformers #50 to go with the discussion. If you're a trade-paperback only reader, you'll want to jump to about the one hour and twenty-five minute mark to avoid being completely spoiled in regards to these issues.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


After this, it's the return, for a while, of toy talk as we look at the upcoming Takara Masterpiece Delta Magnus as well as recent releases Hot Rodimus and (in a bit of playing catch-up) Ironhide. Tune in to hear what we think of these latest attempts to create definitive toys of these Generation One characters.



Recent news has revealed that the Transformers Collectors' Club and Botcon, as we know them in their current forms, will end as of this year. The Twincast team shares their thoughts on these developments within.



In our last discussion of the night, we bid farewell to Transformers: Battle Tactics and welcome in Transformers: Earth Wars from Space Ape.



To close out the show, we have a few "bragging" rights. Following up on News Crew Member william-james88's Top 10 Worst Transformer Toys of All Time, the cast shares some of the guilty pleasures or shameful holdouts in their collection. What awful toys lurk on each of our shelves?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #138 "#^@!( Off Megatron"


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Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage
Date: Sunday, March 20th 2016 2:56pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hellscream9999 | Credit(s): Hasbro and Griffin

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Fellow Seibertronians, Hasbro has released official renders of Titans Return Voyager class Astrotrain and Legends class Ravage after the Australian Toyfair Preview event concluded. Astrotrain's Titanmaster appears to be named Darkmoon, and is a straight repaint of Sentinel Prime's Titanmaster, with a new face for Astrotrain, while Ravage is an all black retool of Legends class Stripes. It is important to note, that the render shows Ravage as repaint of Stripes, the prototype shown at the toyfair has a new head.. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasure. So what do you think of these renders? Interested in Astrotrain and Darkmoon? Let us know in the comments below.

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage


Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

Transformers News: Official Images Titans Returns Astrotrain and Ravage

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