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Upcoming Japanese Movie Exclusives Pictures, and G1 Sky Lynx!

Transformers News: Upcoming Japanese Movie Exclusives Pictures, and G1 Sky Lynx!
Date: Sunday, November 25th 2007 6:15am CST
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): TFW2005

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Just a quick update and some pictures of some of the japanese exclusives coming out (we have seen them all before):

Sky Lynx (No Box yet)

"Pretty in Pink" Starscream HD DVD Exclusive

Lawson's Movie Accurate Blackout

Chromed Legends Bumblebee (70's Camaro)

Enjoy these pictures from Visual Media Technology's Newsreader Website.

Salivate and discuss exclusives that many of us will never own, and will curse HASBRO up and down for not releasing here in the states. Just kidding HASBRO, we love you!

Auto Assembly (UK) 2008 Announced

Transformers News: Auto Assembly (UK) 2008 Announced
Date: Thursday, November 22nd 2007 6:10pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.autoassembly.org.uk

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After having to cancel last year, the Auto Assembly has announced it will open it's doors once again on August 2nd 2008, at the Clarendon Suites, Hagley Road in Birmingham, UK.
The following has been taken from their board.

"Yes, it's finally here! We are pleased to announce that Auto Assembly 2008 has been confirmed for Saturday 2nd August 2008 and will once again be taking place at the Clarendon Suites right here in Birmingham, England. After taking a much needed year off, we're back and hoping to bring you the biggest and best Auto Assembly convention EVER with loads of activities, and what could well be our biggest guest line-up to-date...

This time we're running the event to raise funds for Help A Local Child (formerly known as Cash For Kids) - a local children's charity founded by BRMB radio station - through a charity auction and raffle and any excess funds left over from the convention.

Help a Local Child was launched in 1994 with a commitment to helping the children and young people of the West Midlands, who experience the negative effects of poverty, abuse, neglect, homelessness, violence, crime, illness and disability. There are many children in and around the Birmingham area who are carers for their own parents or who are indirect victims of domestic violence or suffer daily pain due to illness. In this world of glamour and gain, these are the children that BRMB want to help. Their focus is local fundraising, with all money raised being awarded locally and really benefiting our community. With the help and support of their listeners, local celebrities, corporate partners, volunteers, and their employees, the fundraising year on year will help more and more children in the area, enabling them to achieve dreams and ambitions they would never have thought possible.

Back to this year's convention and we're going to be having the usual mix of activities - plenty of dealers, video screenings, a bar or two(!), toy and art displays, competitions and guest talks. We're hoping to have our usual mix of UK comic guests including all of our "regulars", another voice actor (who we will announce as soon as possible) but this time we want to have the biggest guest line-up ever at a British Transformers convention!

In 2005 Auto Assembly was the biggest ever held in Europe with 409 fans attending and last year we had 400 attendees and we are confident that we're going to smash the European record next year. Every year we have a fantastic amount of interest for the convention with fans booking up from across Europe and as far afield as Australia and America!

We'll be producing another issue of our fanzine, The Cybertronian Times, producing another one of our infamous "goodie bags" with plenty of great free gifts including two more convention exclusive postcards, and much more!

Anyway, we hope to see many of you there next year and feel free to get in touch if you want to know more! There will be full information about next year's convention going on the website over the coming days and weeks and bookings will be open in the next week or so!

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2008
".

UPDATE:

The following announcement regarding their guests has been directly taken from their board.

"Things are moving along at a blinding pace already for Auto Assembly 2008! No sooner have we announced the convention, that we're now able to announce our first guest!

We are pleased to announce that once again we will be joined by comic artist Simon Williams who will be making his fourth appearance at Auto Assembly. Simon has recently started working for IDW on some of their Transformers titles and doing some work for SFX magazine and is hoping once again to work on one of our exclusive postcards.

Also joining us will be Lew Stringer. Lew's work will be known to fans of the original UK comics published by Marvel when Lew wrote and illustrated the "Combat Colin" backup strip that appeared in the comic. Lew will be making his first and long-awaited appearance at Auto Assembly in 2008!

As always, all of our guests will be appearing subject to work and personal commitments.

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2008
"

Submit Your Questions for Transformerscon Toronto Hasbro Q&A Panel

Transformers News: Submit Your Questions for Transformerscon Toronto Hasbro Q&A Panel
Date: Sunday, November 18th 2007 9:54am CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Transformerscon.com

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The Transformerscon Toronto website has been updated, and is now allowing fans to submit their questions for a Hasbro Transformers Q&A panel to be held during Transformerscon 2008 in Toronto.

You can submit your questions for the Hasbro panel by clicking here, just follow the links.

TransformersCon will be on June 21st at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport - 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario.

Transformers Animated Debuts Dec 26--Cartoon Network Confirms Previous Rumor

Transformers News: Transformers Animated Debuts Dec 26--Cartoon Network Confirms Previous Rumor
Date: Friday, November 16th 2007 12:08pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Wheeljack35

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http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0711/15/index.htm

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MOVIE
Cartoon Network has announced the Transformers Animated Movie: Transform and Roll Out! will premiere on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).


The movie kicks off a new animated series based on the Transformers characters.

Here's how the network describes the film:

"Optimus Prime and his small crew of Autobots come into possession of the AllSpark, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that attracts the attention of their long-forgotten enemies the Decepticons and sends them crashing to a strange and distant planet known as Earth.

"Set on Earth in the near future in Detroit, the alien Transformers are thrust into a world populated by humans and automatons. As visitors to Earth, the Transformers -- Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Bulkhead and Rathcet-- work in the human world, interacting with the Œnatives¹ in exciting and humorous ways. Transformers Animaed has been created to showcase the heroic Autobots working together to battle the evil Decepticons and save Earth with kid-relatable plot lines filled with humor, distinctive character personalities, and dynamic action."

We reported earlier that it was a rumor, but it is clearly not any longer.

The old story found here.

And of course, Seibertron has a gallery of Prototype Animated Bulkhead here.

Last reminder: Photocontest Entries Close Soon!

Transformers News: Last reminder: Photocontest Entries Close Soon!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th 2007 4:25pm CST
Categories: Event News, Site News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Neko

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Time is running out to enter your photo in the October-November Photocontest! You only have until 0000 hours on Saturday 17th November 2007 (Seibertron.com time) to submit your entry.

The theme for this Photocontest is: EPIC

Your challenge this month my fellow Seibertronians is to depict your Transformers in the very real and brutal war they've fought throughout time. Their war's stretched from the inner chambers of Cybertron to our our own planet and beyond! Alien worlds have crumbled by their destruction. Show us the battles, the aftermath, the casualties, the winners...

Show us war.

Extra comments: Extra attention to clearity of photo (how well we can tell who's fighting who), set up, and scenery will be taken.

The maximum amount of Transformers has been risen to 15 for this contest.

Winners will receive Custom Signatures by our very own Sunstar with their winning entries.


For the full list of rules, please click here.

You can submit your entry to the Photocontest in this thread, and discuss your entry, and all the other entries here.

The results of the October-November Photocontest will eb announced on November 26th 2007.

Best of luck to all participants.

Transformers Nominated for People's Choice Award

Transformers News: Transformers Nominated for People's Choice Award
Date: Saturday, November 10th 2007 3:16pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media, Movie News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.nbc5.com

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The entertainment section of NBC5 has reported that Transformers has been nominated for Movie awards at the 34th annual People's Choice Awards, to be held on Januari 8th 2008.

You can cast your vote. Transformers is nominated for Favorite Action Movie against 300 and The Bourne Ultimatum and for Favorite Movie against The Bourne Ultimatum and Pirates of The Carribean: At World's End. "What I've Done" by Linkin Park is also nominated for Favorite Song From A Soundtrack for Transformers in the music catagory.

Transformers Animated debut at NTFA cut short. Updated!

Transformers News: Transformers Animated debut at NTFA cut short. Updated!
Date: Monday, November 5th 2007 4:21am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Company News, Event News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Groundsplitter, nfta.net

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Groundsplitter from ntfa.net has posted some bad news from the NTFA Minicon held on the 3rd and 4th of November:

We regret that we will have to back out on the exclusive showing of the first episode of Transformers: Animated at the Arlöv Mini-Con this weekend. Both we and Hasbro Nordic thought we had permission to show the full episode, but it seems there was either some miscommunication or just a case of conflicting opinions at Hasbro USA. First one party told us yes, but later another party said no.

We want to emphasize that Hasbro Nordic's manager wanted to make the exclusive showing possible, and thanks to his efforts we can still show a partial preview of the episode, just not the full episode. So you will still get a taste of Transformers: Animated at Mini-Con!


Following this bad news, Groundsplitter posted a short review of what was shown at the NFTA Minicon:

It was a very interesting preview though, and I can tell you that even though I were very sceptical when I saw the first posters for the series a while ago, I think the cartoon may turn out to be quite entertaining. What struck me the most is that it seems all the characters will be portrayed with distinct personalities - a very welcome change compared to the three latest series, were most of the characters were blank slates.
There were also quite a few nods to the old fans - I haven't seen the clips on YouTube so I don't know what has been shown before, but the show actually starts with Optimus Prime looking at some archive clips from the war that ended a few hundred years ago - clips that are taken straight from the original G1 cartoon! And Ratchet is said to have taken part of that war, which poses the question if this is the original Ratchet, or just someone who shares the name.


To read GroundSplitter's original post, please click here.

-UPDATE-
More People who attended the NTFA Minicon have also posted in this thread, with more details about the preview Emerging:
Animated takes place in the 22nd century (or was it 23rd?). Some notes (I don't know what is already known so bear with me):

Blitzwing has three faces, although the third wasn't very clear (the entire Decepticon scene is in the dark). First is the strict monocled guy, the second is a very clichéd Arnie "stupid" German accent and the third was just crazy and singing. Not too sure about this guy, but he might make a cool toy.

Allspark looks vaguely Matrix-shaped with handles, but it's much bigger. So far the only Allspark-carrier has been... Ratchet

Blackarachnia is exactly her BW self (her alt mode is considered organic, btw) and Starscream is exactly his G1 self, personality-wise.

Ratchet has a mix of Ironhide/Kup with the "old-timer" personality thing going on. As mentioned, not clear whether he is actually THE Ratchet.

Sentinel (Prime) is an officer in the Autobot army and Ultra Magnus is the Supreme Commander who bosses Optimus around.

Optimus trained at the Autobot academy and is going about doing heroic stuff from the very beginning, but there must be a reason why he's stuck on a crappy repair mission...

Optimus' axe has quite a few features except the energon blade. It has a rocket thruster on it, and the handle can extend Dragonball style for him to do polevaults. Somehow Optimus can also fire nets.

Reminder: November Photocontest Closes November 17th

Transformers News: Reminder: November Photocontest Closes November 17th
Date: Tuesday, October 30th 2007 4:49pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media, Site News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Neko

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Just a quick reminder that the November Photo Contest is now open for Entries, with Entries closing on November 17th 2007.

November's Photocontest Theme is: Epic

Your challenge this month my fellow Seibertronians is to depict your Transformers in the very real and brutal war they've fought throughout time. Their war's stretched from the inner chambers of Cybertron to our our own planet and beyond! Alien worlds have crumbled by their destruction. Show us the battles, the aftermath, the casualties, the winners...

Show us war.

Extra comments: Extra attention to clearity of photo (how well we can tell who's fighting who), set up, and scenery will be taken.

Maximum amount of Transformers has been risen to 15 for this contest, but having said that, please be aware that your photo should be clear and easily deciphered. If we have to search around to figure out what's going on, that's a problem.

This contest is meant to truly challenge you all so take special care in you're ideas and how you set up your shots.

As this theme is very broad, it's very easy to have similar photos; Uniqueness and creativity is encouraged.


Entries must be submitted in the Entries Thread.

If you would like to comment on the November Entries, please use the Discussion Thread.

For full information on the rules and what is and isnt allowed, check out the Information Thread.

Best of luck to all Participants!

"Who likes the 'SNEAKERS'?"--NIKE Transformers Colored Shoes Set To Debut In NYC

Transformers News: "Who likes the 'SNEAKERS'?"--NIKE Transformers Colored Shoes Set To Debut In NYC
Date: Tuesday, October 30th 2007 1:03pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Media, Rumors
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Freshnessmag.com

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Optimus Prime approves of these shoes, and apparently so does NIKE.

The long awaited REAL, WEARABLE NIKE shoes influenced by Transformer's characters' colors are making their debut at 'Goliath's' in NYC.

You can check out this release at Freshnessmag.com and the original information can be found here.


Time for you Transformer NIKE fans to pony up again, and grab a fresh pair of kicks to take on the court this weekend. Hopefully this means they will be released elsewhere too!

Simon Furman Signing Session at London's forbidden Planet

Transformers News: Simon Furman Signing Session at London's forbidden Planet
Date: Wednesday, October 24th 2007 8:05pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Simon Furman

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Simon Furman has once again updated his blog, this time with information relating to his upcoming Visit to London's Forbidden Planet store on Thursday 25th October 2007. Here's what he had to say:

As previously mentioned, I’ll be at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore this Thursday (25th) PM, signing copies of (among other things) Death’s Head volume 2. The signing is from 6PM for an hour or so, and while DHv2 is headlining, I’ll be more than happy to sign copies of Transformers (Devastation, Beast Wars The Ascending, TF-UK and even Best of the Dinobots) and Terminator 2… and pretty anything else you can lay hands on (wot I wrote) in the store. So come meet and greet, gather any wayward crumbs of upcoming information I may impart along the way (especially if it all ends up in the pub afterwards) and just generally soak up the, um, ambience. The Megastore can be found at 179 Shaftesbury Ave. Hope to see you there!

Furman is well known for leaking tidbits of information about upcoming releases at events such as these, so it could be well worth your while.

For more information (including a flier for the signing session), check out Furamns Blog, by clicking here.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #98 - Combiner Wars
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