Chris Ryall from Newsarama.com interviewed writer, Eric Holmes about Megatron: Orgin #1.
Eric Holmes is well known for his videogame designing at Radical for games like the Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and The Simpsons: Hit and Run. Now he is cooking up great stuff at IDW to unleash a series that we have been dying to read- “The origin of Megatron.”
Eric goes into depth about Megatron mentioning that the series will answer many of the mysterious questions that we have had for a long time. Click here to read the interview.
Megatron: Orgin #1 (Precursor) will go on sale in May.
Transformers IDW comic book artist, Nick Roche, recently sat down with interviewer, Chris Ryall, from IDWeek to discuss his popular Transformers: Spotlight Kup. Nick describes the character selection process along with his grim storyboard ideas. Nick also explains his unique rendering style for the book, which added to Kup's character and overall theme.
Chris Ryall had this to stay: Roche had an idea for the character, who was last used to any degree of prominence in the ‘80s Transformers animated movie. His proposal was sound, and we agreed to let him take a shot at “auteur” status on this one. The story is not only grimmer than many Transformers titles, but it also features a unique art style that reflects Kup’s damaged state of mind (and you Outback fans might want to approach this story with a wary eye, too). It’s probably the closest we’ve come to offering a “Transformers zombies” tale.
Seibertron member, zhgingaah, has noticed that IDW has updated their preview section with Escalation #6. Things continue heating up in Eastern Europe between the Autobots and Decepticons. Megatron and Optimus Prime have their big showdown in the frozen tundra. Meanwhile Hotrod struggles on his own.
Check out the 5 new colored pages and the two alternate covers here.
We reported here yesterday about the Toronto TransformersCon 2007 lithograph. Now, Toronto TFCon has updated their site again and this time they have revealed the entire scene. It features a huge battlescene of original art by Alex Milne and Josh Perez.
Because of the huge demand for this lithograph- Toronto TFCon will be making this available to people unable to attend the convention. Please email them through their website along with your address and they will email you after the convention with a shipping quote.
Metrodome has put up their official trailer for the UK release of Transformers: The Movie - The Ultimate Edition. As can be seen below.
Metrodome also released the following statement on their board.
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that after 21 years since its first release, Metrodome will be bringing back Transformers the Movie to the big screen! Opening one month before the Ultimate Edition DVD release, the movie will show exclusively at the Apollo West End Cinema in London from Friday 4th May and run for a two week period.
This is the perfect chance for all you fans that missed out on the original theatrical release to see how the movie was meant to be experienced in its full cinematic glory – the planet destroying mass of Unicron and Prime’s momentous battle with Megatron will never look better than this!
Tickets go on sale on Monday 30th May and with such an exclusive run of only two weeks, they will be high in demand so get in there and pre-book your seats on the Apollo’s website www.apollocinemas.co.uk or call 0871 220 6000.
And of course one month after the opening of the movie’s theatrical run sees the DVD release of Transformers the Movie – Ultimate Edition: newly remastered and for the first time in widescreen in the UK! Along with this stunning picture and new 5.1 audio we have put together some great special features for this release.
Remastered movie with 5.1 audio/stereo option
Commentary with Transformers expert Chris McFeely
Alternate US/UK version footage
US theatrical trailer
US TV spots
Final title check test
Cinex check – colour and exposure check
New Transformers The Movie trailer
Original 4:3 version of the movie
Exclusive interview with Flint Dille (Story Consultant)
The voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen Q&A
Exclusive Japanese Scramble City episode
Deleted and alternative scenes
Paramount’s ‘Transformers’ live action movie trailer
Animated storyboardsDVD Rom Material: Original movie script and 5.1 audio breakdown
Exclusive booklet written by Transformers expert Chris McFeely
And for the first few days only, the 2 disc version will be available in a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION TIN BOX - so avoid disappointment and the prospect of shelling out £300 for it on ebay by pre ordering yours now.
Seibertron member, Kary, has spotted the first painted images of Takara Transformers Music Label earphones from Mainichi Daily News. The earphones will transform into the troublemaking robots- Frenzy and Rumble. The earphones function in alternate & robot mode and will work with the Soundwave MP3 Player. The earphones go on sale in Japan on July 19, 2007 for 3,950 yen.
The earphones will appear white in alternate mode and they will display their traditional robot colors in bot mode. Takara has not indicated which figure will be red or blue yet, which brings up the old question...
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