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Transformers make an Appearance in Robot Chicken (again)

Transformers News: Transformers make an Appearance in Robot Chicken (again)
Date: Thursday, May 4th 2006 1:20am CDT
Category: Media
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Scatfan04

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The Transformers have appeared for the third time in comedy animation show Robot Chicken. The news sketch involved a flu epidemic that even affected Giant Robots. One scene involved a flu stricken semi dismantled Devastator flailing about on the floor only for Optimus Prime to seise the opportunity and kick him over the horizon!

See a clip from the show here at

New Information about Madman's Beast Wars Season 2 DVD Set

Transformers News: New Information about Madman's Beast Wars Season 2 DVD Set
Date: Monday, May 1st 2006 11:08am CDT
Category: Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Madman Entertainment and

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Madman Entertainment has released new information about their upcoming Beast Wars Season 2 DVD set. The set is set to be released on July, 26. This set will include a lot more extras than the Rhino version of Beast Wars Season 2. Here are the extras that will be included:

"Seven Exclusive Episode Commentaries
"Soul of Beast Wars" in-depth Story Editors Interview - Exclusive 1hr feature!
Behind the scenes doco with Voice Actor interviews & Recording Session Outtakes
David Kaye (Megatron) Convention Panel
3D Animation Tests & Preproduction models
8 Page Booklet, including episode guide and essay
Massive Beast Wars Toy Gallery & TV spots"

Auto Assembly Podcast Update: Competition Deadline!

Transformers News: Auto Assembly Podcast Update: Competition Deadline!
Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2006 6:37am CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Simon and Sven of

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Organisers of Auto Assembly ad broadcasters of the Auto Assembly Target: 2006 podcasts Simon and Sven have sent us the following update concerning their latest Competition:

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update on the Auto Assembly Podcasts... we're fast
approaching the deadline on our second competition so we thought we'd give you all a reminder if you haven't entered! We're hoping to record the third show next week so you've only got seven days to get your entries in to us for your chance to win a complete set of RiD on DVD along with a couple of postcards signed by cast members Wally Wingert and Neil Kaplan!

To enter, just download the second podcast from and once you've listened to the show, email us your answer along with your name and address by 8:00 pm UK time on Wednesday 3rd May and the winner will be the first name drawn out at random from all the correct entries!

There's also time for YOU to be on the show! If you want to send us an MP3 with your comments and feedback on the show, or anything else for that matter, just record them and email them to us at and we'll feature a selection of the best on the show. Again, we will need these by 8:00 pm om the 3rd for consideration for Show #3.

The third show is shaping up to be something rather special and our best yet. We will have another great competition, the first part of our interview with comic artist Simon Williams, the second part in our series looking at the history of Auto Assembly this time from 2001 to 2003, more great music including a song from RiD voice actor Wally Wingert, updates on Auto Assembly: Target 2006 plus a guest appearance from a G1 voice actor...

Talking of Auto Assembly: Target 2006, bookings are still coming in
fast for this year's convention on 3rd June in Birmingham, England and we're expecting it to be a complete sell-out once again beating the European attendance record and we are well ahead of where we were this time last year. It's proving to be our most international event yet with bookings coming in from all over the UK, Norway, Germany, Australia and America.

We are proud to have the biggest guest line-up ever seen at a European Transformers convention which currently has us welcoming of honour, David Kaye (the voice of Megatron in Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Armada, Energon and Cybertron), Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Guido Guidi, Geoff Senior, Lee Sullivan, Mike Collins, Simon Williams, and Jason Cardy.

Anyway, good luck with the competition and we're looking forward to seeing many of you in June!

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly: Target 2006

The Super God Master Force Update from Metrodome (UK)

Transformers News: The Super God Master Force Update from Metrodome (UK)
Date: Tuesday, April 25th 2006 2:37pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):, Jezz Vernon

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An update from Metrodome's Jezz Vernon has arrived at our news room today. After much waiting and speculation, Jezz has taken the time and given us the lowdown on what has been going on with the release for the Master Force DVD box, that was supposed to have been released this week. The following has been taken from Jezz Vernon's E-mail.

We've had all kinds of delays caused by the BBFC - the UK censor, not that they're disputing any aspect, merely that it's been a long time being passed through due to the length of the series. We've all put long hours in on this, it's proved to be an extreme challenge to keep 100% quality control on almost 16 hours of material, the whole purpose of changing the way we did the subtitling was to avoid some of the mistakes in Headmasters.

So hard drives, DVDRS, subtitle tiffs and frantic emails have been flying between myself in London, Chris McFeely in Northern Ireland and Jordan Derber in Tokyo. Chris and Jordan are the two stars of the piece, they've both put in late nights and early mornings to get the subtitles in perfect form for the release. Chris even had to watch the entire series in something like 3 days flat, working around his day job - and we're just about to send check discs over to him to watch the whole series again for a final QC.

So the new release date is set for May 29th, the title should be a PG, it'll be 5 discs and the RRP is £34.99

Chris has provided an excellent commentary on 3 of the episodes and once again written a booklet with episode guide, background and a translation chart for the names.

For anyone that hasn't seen Masterforce I can confirm that it's a very special series indeed, my personal favourite so far.

The only sad news is that due to the costs we were incurring we had to make the decison to leave off the English dub. For those of you that know it, it's a pretty poor affair, fairly laughable in places and really not of the expected quality. Done with ahandful of actors, limited budget and appalling translation - we know it's a curio, but we just weren't in a position to use it.

As far as we know there is no disc set in the world where the english Star TV dub and the Japanese audio exist on the same edition. So when it came down to it we naturally had to choose the Japanese dub, otherwise what would be the point of the whole exercise.

Of course this will put some people off, we're genuinely sorry we couldn't include it - but it just wasn't an option eventually.

News on the 20th Anniversary release of Transformers: the movie -well the main news is that i'm trying to clear the decks and get my arse into gear. It's still on the cards and we may even be a few inches closer to including Scramble City and Zone on the edition - so more news to come!



Transformers: The Complete Collection Box Set and Victory News

Transformers News: Transformers: The Complete Collection Box Set and Victory News
Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2006 3:25pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):, Chris McFeely, and

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Metrodome will be releasing all 98 episodes of The Transformers and the Reconstructed Transformers: The Movie in one box set called Transformers: The Complete Collection Box Set. The set is the same as the previously released four box sets and Reconstructed movie. This set is currently listed on It has the release date of September 4 at the price of £74.99. As a bonus this set will include a double-sided movie poster featuring the UK and US artwork.

In other news related to Metrodome, Chris McFeely has announced in the Forums that Victory has a targeted release of July 3rd, however, this is very likely to change. The set will likely only consist of 4 disks with 32 episodes.

Transformers become Modern Art?

Transformers News: Transformers become Modern Art?
Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2006 2:23am CDT
Categories: Media, Interviews
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): SnapTrap

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Since 2002 artist Scott Campbell has been creating some very interesting sculptures using mistransformed and dismantled Transformers! He explaines his 'Misformers' line of artwork thusly:

TransFormers are shining examples of functionality. They transform from useful machines into even greater robots capable of god like feats. As a model for the transition from a boy to a man, a TransFormer is a pretty tough act to follow. The MisFormers series brings some balance to the idea and represents the multitude of humans and social realities stuck somewhere in the middle. No longer a car but not quite becoming the world saving robot either.

The MisFormers Project started as a brief glance at the inability of many industrialized societies to raise socially functional male adults. However, it quickly developed to act as a platform to explore a much wider range of issues related to social dynamics.

Besides all that, I like the complexity of the mythology and the internationality of the visual language of the TransFormers as a material. I love the way they feel and the colour as well as the sound they make when they shift from one pose to another

For the first time Scotts work has been published online at The article displays his artwork as well an interview with the artist on the ideas and motivation behind his work.

What every you think of Scotts Art it has certainly sparked a lot of interest and debate on our Toys forum, leave your comments below.

What's your Transformer name?

Transformers News: What's your Transformer name?
Date: Friday, April 21st 2006 10:41am CDT
Category: Media
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Cartoon Network, Philcom

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Cartoon Network has put up a new feature on their website! They have a Transformers Name Generator!

Want to know what you Transformers name is and if you're a Decepticon or Autobot? Fill in you first name in the Transformers Name Generator!

Tell us what your name is here in a thread started by Philcom!

TV-Nihon Release Victory #7 Fansub

Transformers News: TV-Nihon Release Victory #7 Fansub
Date: Thursday, April 20th 2006 3:40pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Robert, Shadow12

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It's that time again! The fansubbers over at TV Nihon have once again finished subbing a Transformers episode!

They continued working on the Victory series and now have episode 7 online!

Want to download this episode? Then visit their download page!

Transformers: The Movie in Top 25 Most Wanted

Transformers News: Transformers: The Movie in Top 25 Most Wanted
Date: Thursday, April 20th 2006 3:25pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Reviews, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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The multi media site has compiled a top 25 list of movie titles they think deserve a DVD update. The 1986 release of Transformers: The Movie ranked 18th on this list.

"Another childhood favorite debuted on DVD several years ago only to enjoy substandard treatment and zero extras. Extras wish list: restored picture and sound, including Spike's controversial use of the word 'sh*t'; commentary by cast and crew, including Leonard Nimoy and Frank Welker (the voice of Megatron); concept art; advertising and commercials, including for the toys; music video for "The Touch;" Easter Egg of Dirk Diggler singing "The Touch".

Chad Frey joins Transformers Movie crew

Transformers News: Chad Frey joins Transformers Movie crew
Date: Thursday, April 20th 2006 2:55pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, People News, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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Art Director and Set Designer Chad Frey has announced on his website that he has joined Art Department for Transformers movie, set to be release on july 4th 2007.

Frey, who has credits of movies like Blade, The Patriot, Jurassic Park 3 and The Hulk to his credit, had the following on his site to say.

"I have joined the Art Department of DreamWorks latest project directed by Michael Bay and Production Designed by Jeff Mann. A live action adventure based on the Hasbro toys of our youth, "Transformers" is the story of the war between the good-guy Autobots and the evil Decepticons; each are a race of machines who change form from known Earth objects (a car for example) into a more humanoid battle robot form. Heavy on visual effects and high on set and location count "Transformers" starts principle photography this summer".

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