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SDCC Exclusive Transformers / G.I.Joe Crossover Destro and B.A.T. In-Hand Images

Transformers News: SDCC Exclusive Transformers / G.I.Joe Crossover Destro and B.A.T. In-Hand Images
Date: Friday, April 20th 2012 9:44am CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): JoeDeclassified.com

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JoeDeclassified.com has managed to get their hands on Decepticon deco Destro and Constructicon deco B.A.T. from this year's SDCC Hasbro Exclusive Transformers/G.I.Joe crossover set. The set will also feature a Shockwave HISS Tank complete with G1 style Shockwave barrell accessory, tiny Soundwave micro recorder, a suitcase full of cash, and energon cubes. We've mirrored a few images below more are available at JoeDeclassified.com.

If you want to get a closer look at the whole set click here to view our Seibertron.com gallery from Toy Fair earlier this year.


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Translated Hideaki Yoke and Koujin Oono Interview

Transformers News: Translated Hideaki Yoke and Koujin Oono Interview
Date: Sunday, April 8th 2012 10:50pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TFW2005's SydneyY

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SydneyY of fellow Transformers fansite TFW2005 has posted a translated interview with legendary Takara designers Hideaki Yoke and Koujin Oono from Million Publishing's Transformers Generations 2011 Vol.1. We've posted a couple of excerpts below, the full translated interview can be found by clicking here.

-Please tell us how "Transformers" began.
Yoke: As Diaclone Car Robot series was quite successful, we presented the products at New York Toy Fair through our American subsidiary. Our booth was small, but we received enough positive responses. However, in order to to market our product we needed a popular media tie in to introduce the background (of the characters), also we did not have the means to compete in the large American market nor the budget to spend on advertising which was much more expensive than in Japan. We weren't confident enough to take that much risk, and concluded that finding a partner would be a smarter move. We began our partnership with Hasbro by chance, and they wanted other products as well as Diaclones! (*laughs) Our strategy then was the same as now; make a comic 1st, and if it's successful, produce a cartoon, then a movie. However, when we were working on the story setting for a Transformers comic, we decided it would be best to be made into a TV cartoon right away. According to the time line, the storylines for the comic and cartoon were combined to create a story for the comic, and the cartoon was made next, though the process was almost simultaneous.
Oono: To be honest, I was shocked when I was told Diaclones and Microman series were to be merged. We had been working on those two lines with distinct ideas of how each should be and differentiated the two. Even the scales were different in 1/1 (Microman) and 1/60 (Diaclones). Every member of the team was complaining. (*laughs) But once we saw the new series, it was quite interesting. I thought, "This is awesome!".
Yoke: Mr. Bob Budiansky put together Transformers' early character setting and fundamental worldview. I had a chance to meet him for the first time in Botcon last year. We talked about our contributions to Transformers in the waiting room of 2010 Hall of Fame ceremony. He has been active as a writer mainly in Los Angeles, which is the center of the movie industry, but according to him, he majored in architecture. The magnificent story of Transformers he constructed - beginning from where they come from and why they are here, to each character's distinct personality and role - was written skillfully and consistently because of his architectural way of construction. Considering his age at that time, the amount of work he accomplished is marvelous. He said he was only given 1 week to work on Transformers, and he finished it off without stopping - he told me all this without stopping, too!
Oono: What I was especially impressed was how the enemies were depicted. We designed enemies for Diaclones and Microman, but I admired that the enemies were described in a much cooler way. It was different from Japanese point of view - both sides were equal and even the bad guys were made into products that would be in demand. I really thought it was the most wonderful aspect of the series.


Tell us about how The "Headmasters" series was born.
Oono: The combination of transformation with another gimmick was a new concept. In fact, Hasbro wanted us to provide them with something new at every meeting, but it was difficult to add more multiple modes than a triple changer, and there was a limit as to how many different combiner variations we could come up with on a regular basis.
Yoke: The idea for Headmasters happened when we had a meeting regarding product development with Hasbro in Tokyo - we had spent many days preparing, and we presented an enormous number of projects. However, it happened that after we had already used up all these ideas, none of the projects we presented was good enough be considered a breakthrough. We eventually ran out of material that day, and some of our superiors told us to gather more ideas by the next day before leaving for dinner. Many of us toughed it out all night, and one of the result was Oono's Headmasters.
Oono: I was inspired by "Koutetsu Jeeg" ("Steel Jeeg"). The head was always the most noticeable part, and I thought of using that fact. I feared the detachable head might not be a popular characteristic, and suggested a gimmick that a head could turn into an independent figure. Then....
Yoke: The reaction was, "This is amazing!" - he got an instant approval. That was the moment Koujin Oono became legendary. (laughs) I was impressed with his ability as well. Thanks to him, the whole team was spared.
Oono: The indicator gimmick on the chest also worked well. I went as far as making a test mould using our own factory, and when I saw the prototype, I was convinced it was going to be good. Since then, we always name a project that we really want to push "~master", and that was the case for 10 years or so. (laughs) Targetmasters followed, and a "key" was the motif in its successor, Godmasters (Powermasters) - the problem of the concept was that you couldn't transform the toy without the Godmaster figure, but I made it unlockable with the release button. The "key" feature was more a part of the background story.

New Toy Galleries: Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commanders Ironhide and Dreadwing

Transformers News: New Toy Galleries: Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commanders Ironhide and Dreadwing
Date: Wednesday, April 4th 2012 8:05pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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Seibertron.com is pleased to present two new Transformers Prime Cyberverse galleries, Commander Class Series 2's Dreadwing and Ironhide. If you've been keeping up with the Transformers Prime animated series on the Hub, then you already know Dreadwing as Megatron's latest second in command. The figure comes with two translucent weapons, a fairly show accurate blaster cannon plus sword. Next up have Ironhide! He has yet make his cartoon debut, but he's looking good in G1 red and sporting two movie universe like translucent cannons. Check out the galleries below.

Dreadwing (Commander Class)
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Ironhide (Commander Class)
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Transformers "Robots in Disguise" Cyberverse Legion Class Series 3 Black Soundwave Images

Transformers News: Transformers "Robots in Disguise" Cyberverse Legion Class Series 3 Black Soundwave Images
Date: Saturday, March 24th 2012 4:53pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TF Galaxy HK Fans Group

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It looks as though the folks over on the Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group facebook page have gotten their hands on a case of Robots In Disguise Cyberverse Legion Series 3. Yesterday they posted a gallery of Legion Class Breakdown, today they've posted a gallery of his case mate Black Soundwave, a repaint of Transformers DOTM Legion Soundwave with Legion Vehicon's weapon. We got our first look at this Legion Assortment at Toy Fair earlier this year. This assortment also features Legion Class Mirage and Evac from Transformers: The Ride 3D. We've mirrored their images below.


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Tokyo Internatonal Anime Fair 2012: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron and EZ Collections Images

Transformers News: Tokyo Internatonal Anime Fair 2012: Takara Transformers Prime Arms Micron and EZ Collections Images
Date: Thursday, March 22nd 2012 9:19am CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): AkibaHobby

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AKIBAHOBBY has posted a few images of Takara's Transformers Prime Arms Micron and EZ collection figures that were on display at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012. Below we:

  • AM-01 Optimus Prime
  • AM-02 Bumblebee
  • AM-03 Cliffjumper
  • AM-04 Ratchet
  • AM-05 Megatron

  • EZ-04 Bumblebee
  • EZ-06 Ratchet
  • EZ-07 Decepticon Vehicon

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Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Bumblebee vs. Starscream Entertainment Pack Spotted at Canadian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Bumblebee vs. Starscream Entertainment Pack Spotted at Canadian Retail
Date: Monday, March 19th 2012 2:19pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Sightings, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Cybertron.CA

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Good news for you Canadian Transformers Prime fans, the "Robots in Disguise" Entertainment Pack featuring repaints of "First Edition" Deluxes Bumblebee and Starscream with Leland "Silas" Bishop and MECH Soldier has been sighted at retail. The Entertainment Pack along with Bot Shots Optimus Prime and Megatron with Launchers were spotted at a Wal-Mart in Ontario according to Cybertron.CA. Sorry folks, like most of the "First Edition" figures, this set will not see a US release. It was revealed at Toy Fair 2012 that this set will only be released in Canada and some Asian markets. However, Seiberton was able to acquire a set and we have a full high quality gallery for your viewing pleasure, which can be found by clicking here.

Starscream (Entertainment Pack) (Deluxe Class)
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Bumblebee (Entertainment Pack) (Deluxe Class)
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Leland "Silas" Bishop (Figurine, Humans)
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MECH Soldier (Figurine, Humans)
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Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #40 "Over the Hill"
Date: Monday, March 12th 2012 8:52am CDT
Category: Podcast
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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Twincast Episode 40 is blastin' at ya. Grab our latest episode here. It is also available from our RSS feed and via iTunes.

You can pick up our previous episode here in the slim chance you missed it..

Join host Counterpunch, along with regular cast members Seibertron, Jon 3.0, and Tigertracks as they journey over the hill of podcast age in search of cool toy news. This episode also features a discussion on toy photography. We encourage you to join in on this discussion in the thread here and to take a look at the light box tutorial in the follow up post. There might just be a contest or two in the near future that this kind of stuff may help with.

  • Hall of Fame Choices Finalized
  • Orion Pax part 3
  • Rescue Bots
  • Transformers Prime Japanese Commercial Spots
  • Transformers Prime Arms Mircon Figures
  • Toy Fair Australia and New TFP Voyager Pictures
  • Hasbro Responds to TCC Credit Card Issues (Also, Counterpunch uses naughty words)
  • Cyberverse Galleries and Discussion on the Line Thus Far
  • Photography Discussion: Taking Indoor Pictures
  • Bragging Rights!

Seibertron.com is your ultimate Transformers resource!

Australia Toy Fair 2012 Images: Transformers Prime RID Voyagers Bulkhead & Starscream, and Cyberverse Playsets In-Package

Transformers News: Australia Toy Fair 2012 Images: Transformers Prime RID Voyagers Bulkhead & Starscream, and Cyberverse Playsets In-Package
Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2012 8:54am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Ozformers

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Courtesy of Australian fansite Ozformers we have some new in-package Transformers Prime images from the 2012 Australia Toy Fair. Mirrored below are Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Voyagers Bulkhead and Starscream, the Transformers Prime Cyberverse Playsets Energon Driller with Knock Out and Star Hammer with Wheeljack, and back of the Cyberverse Optimus Maximus packaging. The rest of their images can be viewed by clicking here.

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New Toy Galleries: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Bumblebee vs. Starscream Entertainment Pack with Leland "Silas" Bishop & MECH Soldier

Transformers News: New Toy Galleries: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Bumblebee vs. Starscream Entertainment Pack with Leland "Silas" Bishop & MECH Soldier
Date: Saturday, March 3rd 2012 12:43am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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Seibertron.com is pleased to present the Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Bumblebee vs. Starscream Entertainment Pack. Even though this set is labeled "Robots in Disguise" it features repaints of the "First Edition" Deluxe Bumblebee and Starscream molds. It's also the only way to date to acquire the Leland "Silas" Bishop and MECH Soldier human figurines. During last month's Toy Fair Hasbro announced this set would not be released domestically, only seeing a limited release in Asia and possibly Canada. Enjoy the galleries below by following the links or images.

Starscream (Entertainment Pack) (Deluxe Class)
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Bumblebee (Entertainment Pack) (Deluxe Class)
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Leland "Silas" Bishop (Figurine, Humans)
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MECH Soldier (Figurine, Humans)
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Twincast / Podcast Episode #39 "Pax Prime"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #39 "Pax Prime"
Date: Sunday, February 26th 2012 11:10pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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With the Twincast crew in brighter spirits, we are proud to present the latest episode, available from our RSS feed, iTunes, or download it directly by clicking here. Join host Counterpunch, along with regular cast members Seibertron, Jon 3.0, Tigertracks and Razorclaw as they discuss a truck-load of new news since our Toy Fair episode.

  • Transformers 4 has been greenlit, and may be a reboot.
  • Transformers Prime Season 2 has begun. We discuss the first episode, character development, and a bit about the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Season 1.
  • Club Exclusive Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift arriving, but with QC issues...
  • Transformers Prime RID Arcee
  • Transformers Prime RID Ratchet
  • Transformers Prime RID Wave 1 Impressions on Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, and Soundwave
  • Generations/Fall of Cybertron Combaticons - what color will they be? Are the guns back-mountable?
  • Encore Sixshot and MP Sunstorm - worth the cost?
  • IGear Presser and MW-04 Hench
  • We discuss the newest news about Fall of Cybertron
  • Potential BotCon Guests as well as our thoughts on the club panel

Seibertron.com is your ultimate Transformers resource!

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #121 - SDCC 2015
Twincast / Podcast #121:
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015