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In Package Images of Movie Ratchet Toy and Optimus Prime Transformable Blaster!

Transformers News: In Package Images of Movie Ratchet Toy and Optimus Prime Transformable Blaster!
Date: Sunday, January 21st 2007 11:02am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): megatroptimus of

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Views: 21,393 member megatroptimus has gotten ahold of new images of the upcoming Transformers Movie Ratchet package!

Also, there is a picture of the new Optimus Prime Blaster...but it transforms!

Click here to see the images!

Scott McNeil joins MechaCon 3.0 guests

Transformers News: Scott McNeil joins MechaCon 3.0 guests
Date: Sunday, January 21st 2007 12:25am CST
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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The 3rd Annual Anime Convention known as MechaCon 3.0, which will be held August 3-5 2007 in Lafayette, Louisiana, has reported on their news page that they have added Transformers Voice Actor Scott McNeil to their guest list.

Scott McNeil is best known in Transformers for voicing characters, including Beast Wars/Machines Dinobot, Rattrap and Silverbolt, as well as lending his voice to various characters of the newer Armada, Energon and Cybertron series.

The Following has been taken directly from the MechaCon website.

"January 20th, 2007
Scott McNeil confirmed for MechaCon 3.0!

Team MechaCon is proud to announce that Scott McNeil will be returning to Lafayette for MechaCon 3.0 this August! During his visit with us in 2006, Scott thoroughly enjoyed interacting with all the attendees who welcomed him so warmly. He loved it here so much that he couldn't wait to come back and see you all again.

Scott McNeil Scott is a fan favorite as he has provided some of the best known voices from Anime and Transformers. His voluminous credits include Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing; Koga from InuYasha; Rattrap, Silverbolt, Dinobot, Dinobot II and Waspinator from Transformers: Beast Wars; Jetfire from Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon; Snarl and Backstop in Transformers: Cybertron; and Wolverine from X-Men: Evolution.

More recently, Scott has brought to life the character of Hoenheim Elric, the father of Edward and Alphonse Elric on the hit anime Fullmetal Alchemist, currently airing on Cartoon Network.

From heroes to villians and everthing that growls or snarls in between, Scott has voiced it. You can read more about his incredible career in television and film on our Guest Page.

Join us August 3-5, 2007 at MechaCon 3.0 and welcome back Scott McNeil to Cajun Country!"

Discount Hotel Rate now working for Botcon '07 at the Westin Hotel?

Transformers News: Discount Hotel Rate now working for Botcon '07 at the Westin Hotel?
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 10:25pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): neospark1 of

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According to member neospark1, the Botcon Discount Rate for the Westin Hotel is now working, however, it is only working over the phone.

The rate that neospark1 got was $129.00 per night, which is comparable to previous Botcon Hotel rates. To make your reservation at The Westin for Botcon '07, get your credit card out and call:

The Westin Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
United States · Phone: (401) 598-8000

For those also wondering, The Westin will not charge your credit card until the day of the event, so make your reservations now!

Cyber Bishop Interviews Robby Musso, Artist of IDW's Ultra Magnus Spotlight

Transformers News: Cyber Bishop Interviews Robby Musso, Artist of IDW's Ultra Magnus Spotlight
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 7:02pm CST
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Cyber Bishop and Robby Musso

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Views: 13,650

IDW has been releasing a series of comics that feature on character. These issues are called Transformers Spotlights. The most recent issue to hit the comic shelves is Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus. Artist Robby Musso was responsible for the art in the issue. Robby is also a member here on He is better known to many as REX203. He was kind enough to give our own Cyber Bishop an interview. Cyber Bishop was able to compile a list of questions that fans wanted to ask Robby. Check out Cyber Bishop's interview with Robby Musso here.

Transformers Binaltech Zoom-Zoom Photogallery Online Now!

Transformers News: Transformers Binaltech Zoom-Zoom Photogallery Online Now!
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 6:39pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Seibertron

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Views: 10,112

Wow! Seibertron is at it again. This time he has put together a mind blowing 81 image photo gallery of Transformers Binaltech Zoom-Zoom. Zoom-Zoom is a red repaint of Transformers Binaltech Meister. After you check out the galleries for both Zoom-Zoom and Meister check out the rest of's Toy Galleries

Darth Bombshell's Thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series

Transformers News: Darth Bombshell's Thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 6:05pm CST
Category: Site Articles
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Darth Bombshell

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Our latest installment in the Articles Section comes from staff member Darth Bombshell. Darth Bombshell wrote this article awhile back, but has decided to share it with the rest of the community. In this article Darth Bombshell shares his thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series. Without further delay here is the article:

Darth Bombshell's Thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series

In late 2002, Dreamwave announced plans for their most ambitious project yet: a series of profile book on the original Transformers that would appeal to both the current and older fans of the Generation One characters. The plan was not met with the best reviews, but I was cautiously intrigued. I felt that the series had the potential to be the most informative and enjoyable series that they had produced up until that time.

And then the problems began.

The first of these problems occurred when the first volume of their planned four issue series, set for a planned release on December 2002, was not released. Fans had thought that the project, due to the immense undertaking that it would take to produce, had fallen apart. The official word was that, in order to incorporate fan demand, the format had to be changed from a four issues bi monthly series to an eight issue monthly series. I don´t think that many fans bought this excuse. In fact, I am almost definitely sure that many fans thought that it was an excuse to explain the fact that they could not get the books out on time, a theory not at all helped by the fact that Dreamwave was, at the time, developing a history of not releasing their books on time. The last two issues of the first Generation One miniseries had arrived unacceptably late, an act most fans thought was an attempt to squeeze a second miniseries out of the various plot points left dangling at the first miniseries conclusion. This would become ironic in that none of these plots are expanded upon at all. In fact, it seemed that Brad Mick, the writer of the second miniseries, was going out of his way to ignore most of the events that had occurred in the first miniseries. In any event, most saw the restructuring of the whole project as little more than an excuse to try to attempt to construct an overall continuity to their Generation One projects.

This would inevitably lead to what would end up becoming the most well known problem that the series would be blamed for. It was decided somewhere during the series run that the final issue would include what would ultimately become something of a “bible’ for their various Generation One series. Many of the plot points described in this issue (the origin of the Triple Changers, Cybertron´s history, explanation of the various ‘Master technologies, etc.) would become the hard and fast rules for their Generation One storyline, in the War Within series, the two mini-series and the upcoming ongoing series. Unfortunately, continuity problems arose almost immediately, the most famous of which was the fact that Shockwave developed the Triple Changer technology shortly after coming back online following the events of the Great Shutdown, a plot point which would be contradicted by the first War Within series, which would show Blitzwing as part of Shcokwave´s attacking force transforming between his various three modes, supposedly before he gained the ability to do that. This would become even more convoluted by the events of War Within: The Dark Ages, which state that Shockwave was using Blitzwing as a test subject for various technologies. Granted, the former was released before a set continuity was established, but the fact that the latter attempts, and fails, to try to bring together all these seemingly confusing elements together show how restrictive setting down a straight path that all future projects must follow unerringly can get.

The quality of the writing would suffer, as well. This series was designed to give each and every Transformer character that was released in North America as a toy between 1984 and 1990 a profile. In order to do this, Adam Patyk and Brad Mick, writers of the series, had to draw from two different sources: the tech specs for these characters and the established bios written for the characters from Marvel´s “Transformers Universe’ series written almost twenty years ago. This would ultimately lead to the series having two different types of profiles: profiles that were nearly carbon copies of the original slightly rewritten to make them look different (for those characters who had previously written bios) and bios written using elements from the tech specs (for toy only characters) and bios written completely from scratch. (particularly the Micromasters)

But all of these problems seem very moot when one realized the main reason that the series was being produced: to showcase new and exciting art of the Generation One characters. All the art in the series was drawn either by Dreamwave talent (such as Pat Lee, Don Figueroa and Guido Guidi) or freelance talent hired on for the project. (such as Matt "Jackpot" Kuphaldt and Joe Ng, later to do work for Transformers Energon and the upcoming War Within: Age Of Wrath miniseries). The art, like much of the elements of the project, is a mismatch of good and bad, the most horrendous of which, unsurprisingly, comes from Pat Lee. One need look no further than his drawing of Starscream in the sixth issue to realize this fact.

The final problem that the series faced occurred, ironically, on the first page of the first issue. The whole series was based upon the fact that some unknown force was accessing this information from the Vector Sigma computer. Fan speculation ran unabated throughout the entire series run as to who this person was. The final issue revealed to us who this person was: Beast Wars Megatron. When people realized this fact, many mistakenly assumed that it would be a prelude to a Beast Wars miniseries. Although not likely at first, it was probably apparent that it was planned, the fact that a potential Beast Wars miniseries may occur (should enough fans vote for it on the upcoming Summer Special poll) confirming this fact.

In the end, despite the many problems that the series faced, it was considered one of the more popular projects undertaken by Dreamwave, and would be of use as both a encyclopedia for fans and guideline for fans. It´s popularity would lead to the creation of a “sequel’ series for Dreamwave´s other Transformers project: Transformers Armada.

It too would not be welcomed so easily, but unlike its predecessor, would not prove to be as popular.

New Movie "Battle Charger" Optimus Prime?

Transformers News: New Movie "Battle Charger" Optimus Prime?
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 9:37am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): eptoys71

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Popular ebay seller eptoys71 has an auction up for what seems to be a toddlers version of The Transformers Movie Optimus Prime. It looks fairly simple in it's design, basic pull back and let it go functioning. Much like the Battle Chargers and Throttle bots of yester year, it seems this Optimus "flips up" when it is wound up and let loose.

Check out the auction here

Transformers Movie Starscream Movie Testshot gallery now online!

Transformers News: Transformers Movie Starscream Movie Testshot gallery now online!
Date: Saturday, January 20th 2007 1:16am CST
Category: Site News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): diablien

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Views: 34,181 is proud to present the first extensive gallery of the upcoming Transformers Movie Starscream Testshot. Fellow Seibertronian diablien has teamed up with Ryan to bring us this gallery. Recently diablien acquired a testshot for Starscream off of Ebay and decided to bring it over to Ryan’s house to get the famous Seibertron photo gallery treatment. So feast your optics on over 165 tantalizing picture preview of what’s to come!

New Images of Alternator Ravage

Transformers News: New Images of Alternator Ravage
Date: Friday, January 19th 2007 10:54pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): SPXToys of

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Views: 7,089

Ebay seller SPXToys has done it again and gotten a hold of another prototype.

This time he has set up an auction for Alternator Ravage. This is the second version of Alternator Ravage we know. The first one was Ravage in his 'robot-mode' and this new one is Ravage in his 'beast-mode'.

Click here to view the auction by spx_toys!

Also, keep an eye on for more pictures when they surface!

Shia Labeouf Talks Transformers in Total Film Magazine

Transformers News: Shia Labeouf Talks Transformers in Total Film Magazine
Date: Friday, January 19th 2007 10:17pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Wankerton of Don Murphy's Message Board

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The release date for the Transformers Movie is rapidly approaching. As we get closer to that date the number of interviews with the actors seem to increase. Recently Shia Labeouf, who plays Sam Witwicky in the film, has participated in another interview. This recent interview can be found in Total Film Magazine. Wankerton of Don Murphy's Message Board has posted some quotes from the interview. Here they are:

(Be warned these quotes do contain some foul language.)

"The Transformers can take any metal - your BBQ, your fax machine - and turn it into a fighting machine...."

"It's a coming of age story, with my character,Sam, becoming the hero in this chaos. Michael Bay just said to me 'You're going to get fucked up'.That was in wardrobe....."

"The movie takes place in a matter of hours, but it's on the run the whole time..."

"It's a 50-50 thing between CG and reality. When I saw Bumblebee built and standing, it's mind-boggling. It's like standing next to a moving building. Fucking insanity!"

"I've never seen anything like this shit. You can imagine a 50 foot robot, but you haven't seen them transforming on the freeway at 80mph in a fist fight. It's gonna be sick, man...."

"As far as the graphics goes, it's insane. Optimus Prime and Megatron are machines with faces, emotions. There's 150 components just to make the mouth smile. It's nuts!"

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #136 - The Gathering
Twincast / Podcast #136:
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Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016