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Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009

Transformers News: Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009
Date: Tuesday, July 21st 2009 10:25am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Event News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE Exclusives Invade San Diego Comic-Con 2009!

Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009

Signed by Frank Welker, MEGATRON himself, these Limited-Edition Comic-Con Exclusive Lithographs will be a Gift-with-Purchase for the first 350 Collector’s sets sold of the TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition Collector’s Set

Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009

Also available will be the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set, with the first 350 copies sold featuring a limited edition lithograph autographed by G.I. JOE: Origins comic book artist Tom Feister

Don’t miss out! These must-have complete series collector’s sets of both G.I. JOE and TRANSFORMERS will be available exclusively and for the 1st time in person at the Shout! Factory booth! (#3749 in the main Hall)

Also, be sure to visit the booth on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to meet GRIMLOCK! Gregg Berger, who brought voices to Transformers’ GRIMLOCK, LONG HAUL and SKYFIRE as well as G.I. Joe’s SPIRIT, FIREFLY, CUTTER and RIP CORD will be signing collector’s sets as well as various memorabilia.

Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009

THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set

Brimming with over 38 hours of content, including the entire original animated “G1” series, a bounty of stellar extras featuring concept art, PSAs and HASBRO toy commercials, a special collectible 60-page book, and AUTOBOTS™ and DECEPTICON™ Magnets, this 16-DVD box set is another fan must-have. THE TRANSFORMERS: 25th Anniversary “Matrix of Leadership” Edition Collector’s Set is now available for sale exclusively at http://www.TransformersCollectorsSet.com/

Transformers and G.I. Joe exclusives invade Comic-Con 2009

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set

Loaded with over 50 hours of content, including the original Hasbro toy commercials, retrospective featurettes, scripts, a special collectible book featuring special introduction by actor Seth Green, 2-GB “Dog Tag” Flash Drive (USB 2.0) with 2 G.I. Joe’s Silent Comics and special Arashikage and Cobra tattoos, this 17-DVD box set is another fan must-have. The G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set is now available for sale exclusively at http://www.GIJoeCollectorsSet.com/

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About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions 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 http://www.shoutfactory.com.

HASBRO Names Leader for Hasbro-Discovery Communications Joint Venture Television Network

Transformers News: HASBRO Names Leader for Hasbro-Discovery Communications Joint Venture Television Network
Date: Thursday, July 16th 2009 11:05am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, People News, Company News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): HASBRO

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Pawtucket, R.I.- In a press release issued today by Hasbro, Inc. (HAS NYSE), the person who's been appointed lead in the HASBRO/ Discovery Communications Joint Venture Television Network has been announced.

Margaret Loesche, who has been working in children's entertainment for over 30 years, will be assuming the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the companies’ multi-platform, yet to be named, joint venture.

An excerpt from the official release:

The winner of multiple Emmy and other industry awards, Loesch has almost four decades of unparalleled success in children’s and family entertainment. Her extensive resume includes the development and production of some of the most iconic programs in children’s television, such as Smurfs, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, Animaniacs, Transformers and the award-winning pre-school educational series Bear in the Big Blue House, among many others.

As a chief executive, Loesch’s experience includes the launch and international expansion of Fox Kids Network, the creation of the U.S. Hallmark Channel, leadership of Marvel Comics’ film production arm, Marvel Productions, and, most recently, the co-founding of family media company, The Hatchery. She also serves on the board of trustees of Sesame Workshop, producers of educational children’s programs, including Sesame Street, and is on the advisory board of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.

“Margaret is the perfect match for the network that Hasbro and Discovery are developing,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO. “Her consistent track record of creating groundbreaking children’s programming and successfully launching new networks is a blueprint for what we want this joint venture to be. We look forward to working with Margaret, and the team she assembles, to build a powerful and immersive new destination for family entertainment that engages both children and parents alike.”


Seibertron.com would like to congratulate Margaret Loesche on her appointment to the new position and look forward to its projected launch in the Summer of 2010.

To read the entire press release, click here.

Transformers ROTF Scalpel Gets Animated

Transformers News: Transformers ROTF Scalpel Gets Animated
Date: Monday, July 13th 2009 3:24am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Live Action Movie News, Toy News, People News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Derrick Wyatt, sunlink, and Jenus

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Derrick Wyatt, designer for the recently completed fan favorite Cartoon Network program 'Transformers Animated', takes design inspiration from the movie to create ROTF Animated Scalpel.

Does this mean that TF Animated is returning for a 4th season? Well, of course not, but Mr. Wyatt is known for really enjoying the creation of his favorite characters, and people, in the TF Animated style whether they would ever be seen in the show or not.

You can see Derrick Wyatt's blog here to read his post and comments.

Transformers ROTF Scalpel Gets Animated

And on the 'More Scalpel News is good Scalpel news front'...

Seibertron.com member Jenus has informed us that TFW member sunlink has identified and photographed a variant in the ROTF Scalpel toy. Not much is known about which version is rarer, but you can get your Scalpel toy with long antenna, or short, it would appear. You can find the original post on TFW by clicking here.

You can comment on this in Jenus thread here.

Transformers ROTF Scalpel Gets Animated

Transformers ROTF Scalpel Gets Animated

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More Guido Guidi Art- Season 2 Volume 1 Shout! Factory DVD Cover Clean Version

Transformers News: More Guido Guidi Art-  Season 2 Volume 1 Shout! Factory DVD Cover Clean Version
Date: Thursday, July 9th 2009 11:59am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Guido Guidi, deviantart

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Deviantart- Two versions of Guido Guidi's art for the cover of The 25th Anniversary Edition of Shout! Factory's Season 2 DVD.

The first is from TVshowsonDVD.com showing the boxart as it will appear on the DVD, which has been known for a few weeks now.

More Guido Guidi Art-  Season 2 Shout! Factory DVD Clean Version

And then Guido also just recently posted the clean version of this art, and a description of expectations about the characters to include and how they were to be arranged.

More Guido Guidi Art-  Season 2 Shout! Factory DVD Clean Version

"Since this has been public for a few weeks now I thought I'd go ahead and post this.

This is the cover for Season 2 Volume 1 of the Transformers G1 cartoon series being released by Shout Factory this September.

This was another fun project to work on. I was given very specific direction on this one. Everyone involved knew exactly what they wanted from me including the scene, the characters involved and the integration of the cover from Season 1.

I just hope everyone is pleased with what I produced."


Season 2 Volume 1 Will be available to purchase on DVD from Shout! Factory 0n September 15th, 28 episodes, $29.99 MSRP.

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Shout Factory G1 Complete Series Box Sets Arriving

Transformers News: Shout Factory G1 Complete Series Box Sets Arriving
Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2009 8:58am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Counterpunch | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Our man Counterpunch has received his Shout Factory G1 Box Set today.

Rumor has it that he will be very productive at work today.

Shout Factory G1 Complete Series Box Sets Arriving!

Let the marathon viewing events commence!

Did you know you can find out info on the individual G1 episodes here at the Vector Sigma Database? High Quality screen captures are on their way soon courtesy of seibertron.com

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Madman Headmasters DVD Cover Art By Guido Guidi

Transformers News: Madman Headmasters DVD Cover Art By Guido Guidi
Date: Tuesday, July 7th 2009 7:47pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Guido Guidi, deviantart

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The title says it all. Check out Guido's deviantart page for the full size image of the 4 warriors, Fortress Maximus, MegaZarak, and the Decepticon Headmasters.

Please note, this is for the Madman DVD release, not for a release by Shout! Factory. Thanks to Guido for sharing this awesome image.

Madman Headmasters Cover Art By Guido Guidi

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Ark Addendum: 'MegaZarak Transforms' (Base Mode)

Transformers News: Ark Addendum:  'MegaZarak Transforms' (Base Mode)
Date: Tuesday, July 7th 2009 1:04pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog with an addendum to his Ark and Ark II Compendiums.

This time Jim shares the MegaZarak (U.S. Scorponok) transformation designs, from Scorpion to city/battle station.

"One thing that's interesting is how certain models get lost over the years. For instance, Marvel didn't have the front of Optimus Prime's truck mode, which caused the back to be used in his Transformers Universe profile. I think MegaZarak was a lesser case of that. Most of the collections of models for him over the years, including the contemporaneously published Headmasters Encyclopedia, the Headmasters Laserdisk, and the fairly thorough Transformers: Generations, were only able to find his back."


Ark Addendum:  'MegaZarak Transformers' (Base Mode)

See the full image at Jim's blog here.

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The Complete Ark & The Allspark Almanac finished!

Transformers News: The Complete Ark & The Allspark Almanac finished!
Date: Tuesday, June 30th 2009 1:21pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, People News, Collectables
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Jim Sorenson

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog Disciples of Boltax with news of just finishing work on the two books Transformers: The Complete Ark and Transformers Animated: Allspark Almanac. These two books will be published by idw and are resource books with background information like character models on both The G1 Transformers cartoon show and animes and Transforemrs Animated respectively.

He even posted links to pre-orders on amazon.

The Complete Ark
The Allspark Almanac


In the shadow of the biggest Transformers event since ... well, since the last huge Transformers movie, I finished dotting the jays and crossing the cues on these two books and uploaded the final image files to IDW over the weekend. Obviously, the vast bulk of the work was done months and months ago, but last week I got the copy edits back and had to go in and make sure that all my quotation marks faced the right way and that I never used a dash when I meant to use a hyphen. I have to say, I'm really impressed with how IDW's stepped up its editorial process. They've always been good, now they're hitting excellence. At BotCon, we shared some pages that will be appearing in the book - I figured I'd post a few of them here, along with some impressions of each book.

The Complete Ark is a fun book. Character models remain one of my strong loves, and this book is chock-a-block with them. If you have either volume, you've got a pretty good idea what this will be like. If you have both volumes, well, I like to think that the more compact size and the extra material I managed to cram in makes it worth your while. This is probably old news by now, but by removing material that was duplicated across both volumes, I had enough space to expand on the Masterforce section of the book. Now the Godmasters get just as much love as the Headmasters and Pretenders before them, something that always bothered me about The Ark II. I also added in a few other pages here and there, like the Decepticon's underwater headquarters as shown off at BotCon this year. Finally, there were quite a lot of pages where I had some extra model appropriate to a character, like say Motormaster's heads, so I added those in when I could. I even got the chance to speak to a few of the original series designers and get their input. But extras aside, I think that a combined volume is the ideal way to consume this material. This book puts models together from every Generation One Transformers season and show, and is as comprehensive as I could make it. I hope you enjoy it.

As fun as The Ark is, my magnum opus (that sounds vaguely like a Transformers name, doesn't it?) is definitely The AllSpark Almanac. So many things made that book fun to put together. Just getting the chance to work with people like Derrick Wyatt and Marty Isenberg was an amazing experience. We were also fortunate enough that other stakeholders in the Animated universe, like Hasbro, Takara-Tomy, Titan Magazines, even the writers of Bee in the City, were willing to lend us their time to make sure that every aspect of this amazing universe got its due.

But the big difference was the availability of material. With The Ark, I had to hunt down old models, most of which required restoration. Even today, many models from G1 have eluded me, like the episode-specific fembots or the main characters from 1989 and 1990. With the Almanac, I had access to the entire Cartoon Network archives. Color or black&white, characters or props, background paintings, scripts and storyboards .... having this much material to work with was a sheer delight. It shifted the focus of the book from the acquisition of material to the disposition of material. As much as I love the b&w designs, getting to lay out color models and write up bios and character histories is much more creatively satisfying. Some of the pages we got quite experimental with, but given the whimsy that is Animated I think it all works. The decision to do the whole book from an in-universe perspective, while challenging in some spots (I'm looking at you, episode guides!), helped make this an absolute joy to write. I hope you find it as entertaining to read.

Big couple of weeks for Transformers in general and me in particular. Next week, once it's calmed down a bit, the blog will most likely return to its regularly scheduled program of Ark Addendums on Tuesdays. See you there!


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Transformers: The Complete First Season, IDW Comics, And TF Cybertoy Available on iTunes

Transformers News: Transformers: The Complete First Season, IDW Comics, And TF Cybertoy Available on iTunes
Date: Saturday, June 20th 2009 12:54pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Comic Book News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): iTunes

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iTunes- For those who like digital versions to watch on their computer without clunky DVD's, or to be able to use their MP3/Portable media players to watch their movies and TV shows, iTunes just answered the Transformers G1 fans dream.

Cutting to the chase, like the title of the story says, for $19.99 you can download the 25th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Complete First Season.

Also available for iphone users are applications for IDW's Transformers Movie Prequels Alliance #'s 1, 2, 3, and 4 (sold separately for $.99 each), as well as, the official movie adaptation comic, in 4 parts, and the other Transformers prequel comic, IDW's, Defiance.

And finally GLU mobile has created an iPhone app that you can purchase for $.99 that allows you to have a Transformers digital action figure on your phone. This application is called Transformers Cybertoy.

In ACTION FIGURE MODE, You can take Movie Bumblebee from vehicle to robot mode, pose him, and fire weapons.

Also you can play Bbee in PUZZLE MODE, and TECH SPECS MODE. Other Transformers like Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream are said to be COMING SOON as application updates!

Check out all the goodies in the iTunes store by using the key word search, TRANSFORMERS.

Madman Complete Transformers DVD Releases

Transformers News: Madman Complete Transformers DVD Releases
Date: Thursday, June 18th 2009 5:36pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Sponsor News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Madman Entertainment

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If Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is leaving you wanting more Transformers goodness, head on over to Madman.com and pre-order their soon-to-be-released complete Transformers Collections.

Due for release from June 24th 2009 are three complete collections:

The Complete Generation 1 collection
The Complete Japanese G1 collection and
The Complete Beast Wars collection

Each complete collection comes with all episodes for each series (98 for the G1 collection, 110 for the Japanese G1 collection, and 52 for the Beast Wars collection), as well as being jam packed full of extras such as television commercials, interviews with voice cast and crew, and toy galleries from Seibertron.com.

Each set will retail for AU$99.95. Be warned that those living outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region will need a multi-region or unlocked DVD player in order to watch both the Beast Wars and G1 sets, as both are encoded in region 4 PAL, while the Japanese G1 complete collection is region free.

Also due for release on June 24th is the original 1986 Transformers feature film on Bluray, with extra including "The Touch" music video clip, a Q&A with Peter Cullen, the Scramble City movie tie-in episode and more.

For more information regarding all of Madman's June 24th releases please click here.

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