Transformers comic book artist Alex Milne, known for his work on IDW's "The Reign of Starscream" and "Transformers Animated", will be signing comics, sketching, and taking commissions at the Canadian Action Figure Expo on Sunday September 28th.
The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling Transformers (a huge focus on vintage and Japanese import Transformers), Star Wars, GIJoe, Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Many of the same dealers from TFcon Toronto will be setup at this show. Located at 3063 South Service Road the location is directly off the QEW with free parking for everyone. For more details go to the Canadian Action Figure Expo website or you can also RSVP via Facebook for the event.
If you'll be in the Toronto area and you're looking for a good deal on new and vintage Transformers, Joes, and Star Wars figures or maybe you'd like to say hello to your fellow Transfomers fans (myself included) stop on by and pick up something you've been searching everywhere for.
Michael Bay's 2007 blockbuster movie, Transformers has been nominated for a 'One Show Entertainment Award'. The award goes to the company that recognizes outstanding creative achievements by brands in the realm of entertainment.
In the catagory of Films for a 'Short or feature-length films that incorporate a brand as an integral component', Hasbro's Creative Artists Agency will be in the running against Freixenet - JWT Spain for "The Key to Reserva", Nissin Food Product - Ground Tokyo for "Freedom Project", eBay - Creative Artists Agency for "Force 1 TD" and "Tobias_427", Eurostar - Mother for "Somers Town" and Renault Germany - Nordpol+ Hamburg for "Teletheatre".
For more details and full listings of the awards you can read the release here
Chara-Hobby exclusive Wildrider and Boss Coffee exclusive Minibots have been spotted on eBay by a few of our members. Both of these figures were released in Japan over the past week.
Henkei Wildrider is a repaint of Hotrod and was released at the C3xHobby convention on August 30th. This figure was sponsored by e-Hobby. The number of sets released is not presently known, though reports claim that the figure sold out quickly.
The Boss Coffee Minibots were launched on August 26th and are part of a special promotion with Boss Rainbow Coffee. These can be obtained by purchasing specially marked Boss Coffee in convenient stores. There are 15 figures in total. Two transforming minibots; 3 Golden figures; and 10 miniture figures. Japanese residents are already reporting that these figures are harder to find than expected. They seem to be only available at select convenient stores and each store seems to be limited to one set.
Transformers @ the Moon members Snakas and Yokubarion have both posted images and a report of the event that took place at the Chara-Hobby Convention 2008. A full gallery of all the goods is available along with a good look at the Alternity Convoy (Silver Edition) and release of Henkei Wildrider (Henkei Hot Rod repaint).
Another goodie in the pics is a repaint of Ipod Convoy which looks like a repaint to fit Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime.
Herb Trimpe, artist on Marvel 80's movie and toy franchise comics, The Incredible Hulk (including the first WOLVERINE picture for publication), and of course, early issues of the Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Shogun Warriors, will be attending the Baltimore Comicon on September 27th and 28th.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you all know that long time Marvel artist Herb Trimpe will be attending the Baltimore Comicon on September 27 & 28 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Please come and say hi, get some books signed, and if you have some extra money and would like a sketch, Herb would be happy to oblige.
Herb is widely remembered among Transformers fans for his work on many of the early issues of the original Marvel series.
If you can't make it to Baltimore, Herb is available for commissions and recreations. Just visit www.comicbok-art.com for the price list. (You can also find info on Marvel Transformers writer Bob Budiansky there as well.)
We also have the original artwork to the cover of issue #2 of the Transformers/GI Joe mini-series there for sale as well.
The BBC has updated its site with a full report on the happenings that took place at Auto Assembly 2008. It's reported that over £30,000.00 worth of Transformers were purchased or traded over the one day event, which is being called "the largest Transformers fan convention in Europe. "
Simon Plumbe, co-creator of Auto Assembly, spoke with the BBC after the event. Here's what he had to share: "It was absolutely fantastic. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had a blast doing it. The official attendance record is 423. That's more that any other unlicensed Transformers convention in Europe. We're really very pleased - all the hard work organising it paid off."
Plans for Auto Assembly 2009 are already in the works and Simon and Sven plan to shatter this year's attendance as well.
To view the complete article and picture gallery of the event, click here.
We have here our first look at live in action video of the new ANIMATED TRANSFORMERS game for the Nintendo DS portable game system, shown at Auto Assembly this weekend.
The video starts out talking about the characters involved showing video clips from the animated show.
Then it moves to showing samples of each character in a side scrolling action. Each character has special abilities they can use that are are shown in the video, like Prime's axe throwing, and grappling hook, and Bumblebee's speed, stinger, and thrusters.
Next you get a look at how the driving portion works with Prowl, Prime examples. It shows how you can transform mid-drive to robot mode, and keep running, jumping, etc., and then transform back to vehicle mode basically without losing much forward momentum at all.
If you're a video gamer, check out this video and see if it helps sell you on this as a purchase when it comes out.
This year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives are the latest figures to get the Seibertron.com gallery treatment. Check out the extensive galleries for the SDCC 2008 exclusives Universe NEMESIS PRIME and Titanium SKYWARP by clicking here.