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New Fast Action Battler and Cyber Slammer Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: New Fast Action Battler and Cyber Slammer Optimus Prime Images
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 10:58pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): eBay seller spx_toys

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New images of Transformers Movie toys just continue to role out. We have seen images of Fast Action Battler and Cyber Slammer Transformers Movie Optimus Prime in not to distant past. Now thanks to eBay seller spx_toys we now have clearer images of both version of Optimus Prime. Click here to see images of Cyber Slammer Prime. After you check out Cyber Slammer Prime click here to check out new images of Fast Action Battler Optimus Prime.

Transformers Movie Ratchet Automorph Feature Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Movie Ratchet Automorph Feature Revealed
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 10:48pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): s250

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There has been a lot of talk about what exactly Hasbro meant when it released information about the Transformers Movie toys would have Automorph Technology. Now thanks to our own s250 we now have a better understanding of Automorph Technology. s250 has posted a small clip showing Transformers Movie Ratchet's Automorph Feature. See it for your self here:


Classics Out Now in Ireland

Transformers News: Classics Out Now in Ireland
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 8:58pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): GrimSqueaker

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Fellow Seibertronian GrimSqueaker has discovered Transformeres Classics in Ireland. Here is what he had to say.

Just back from Smiths toy shop in bray where i was happy to see the classics finally on the shelves.

Unfortunatly they were damn near cleared out, so all that was left was the Voyager Megatron (which i have had for ages, sigh) but undoubtably if one smiths has em so do the rest.

Irish Tf rejoyce, the classics are finally here!

Armada MTMTE Overview

Transformers News: Armada MTMTE Overview
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 1:44pm CST
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Site Articles
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Darth Bombshell

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This week Darth Bombshell has decided share another of his articles with us. Last week Darth Bombshell shared his thoughts on Dreamwave's Generation One More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series. In this weeks article Darth Bombshell shares his thoughts on Dreamwave's Armada More Than Meets The Eye Profile Series. If you missed last week's article check out Seibertron.com's Article Section. Without further delay here it is the latest article by Darth Bombshell:

Armada MTMTE Overview

Throughout 2003, Dreamwave released the eight issue “More Than Meets The Eye” series. Despite the numerous problems that the series had, it was well received. It was perhaps this response that encouraged the staff at Dreamwave to create a sequel of sorts by writing a series based on the other Transformer franchise that the company was writing at the time: Transformers Armada.

Because of the vastly different scope of the series, changes had to be made in the way it was presented. Instead of eight issues, Armada MTMTE would instead be done in three, no doubt due to the fact that Armada has less than a third of the characters that the Generation One series had to cover. Instead of drawing on previous writings, the biographies and tech spec quotes for most of the characters had to be invented by the writers, since only a select few had officially written bios. And since this series was drawing on both a completed comic and cartoon series, the creators had to attempt to cover elements of both series, while maintaining the fact that they have to try to arrange it all in the comic universe.

All of these changes were perhaps made to make the series more understandable, since the information presented would be fresh in the fans’ minds. Unfortunately, this probably lead to it being as convoluted and confusing as its predecessor.

The first and most obvious problem that the series has was the previously stated attempt by the writers to somehow manage to take elements from both the comic and cartoon and find a way to make them both work. Three bios in this series show how disastrous that attempts was: Galvatron, Nemesis Prime and Sideways. Galvatron, with the exception of the toy comics, was never a part of the regular comic to begin with, was somehow given a life as part of the regular comics, although the conditions and time that this occurred are purposely left vague, no doubt meant to cover up the fact that they have no actual way to describe it. The biography for Galvatron, narrated by Leader-1, gives a very interesting insight to the character. It is just a shame that it is not really part of the comic universe.

Like Galvatron, Nemesis Prime also falls into the category as a toy character needing to have an comics origin. Unlike Galvatron, who was given a believable, yet implausible, comics life, the writers of the comic saw fit to merely rehash the plot of the Armada episode “Puppet”, trying to incorporate the events that occurred in the episode to the comic timeline. This doesn’t work for two reasons: there was no way that this event could have occurred in the comic, and they made the mistake of incorporating Run-Over, the Mini-Con partner who came with the Nemesis Prime toy that never appeared in the episode in question, into the character’s history. By all rights, Nemesis Prime should not be in the comic at all. Much like Galvatron, the only reason for his inclusion in this series was because he was a toy character who needed to be explained.

Sideways, however, falls into a different path. Unlike Galvatron and Nemesis Prime, Sideways actually was in the comic. Yes, it was in two very brief appearances, but he was there. I expected that his biography would state that he was a mercenary playing both sides of the Transformer war. And I was right. That is how he was presented However, they made the big mistake of including elements of the cartoon into his bio, and said that he was a servant of Unicron. This makes no sense as far as the comic goes, since his first appearance was a good four issues before Unicron’s presence was ever confirmed, and his second was during Unicron’s ill-fated attack on Cybertron cowering with a bunch of Decepticons. This especially makes no sense, because if he was truly Unicron’s herald, would he not be rampaging around causing chaos?

The writing, as previously stated, had to draw heavily on the imaginations of the writers of the series since, with a few exceptions, there were few “official” biographies made for the Armada characters during its run. This lead to a great many of the characters having fairly unsuited character biographies and tech spec quotes that sound incredibly horrendous. I do believe that a great many of these will be making an appearance on the Trannies “Worst Tech Spec Quotes” ballot next year.

The artwork in the series, like in the Generation One MTMTE, is another round of “one good for every five bad” deal. Ironically, much of the good art in this series has made appearances on the toy boxes or promotional art made during the run of the toyline, also drawn by the various artists in this series. A good deal of this art takes up much of the space in the books, making me wonder why the artists were lazy enough to include this art. Couldn’t they do new artwork for this series? Isn’t it what it was meant to do?

Another problem this series has in its artwork is the fact that the Mini-Con teams that were repainted during the toyline each had two pages of artwork devoted to them, one for the color in which they were first released and their “powerlinx” recolors. I found this to be an incredible waste of page space, with the only acceptable color changes coming from the Road Assault (Race) Team and the Star (Dark) Saber sword, since the bios for these weapons state that the characters would change color depending on how long they were held by an enemy.

Finally, much like the Generation One MTMTE, the Armada MTMTE had a prologue and epilogue story designed to explain they reason why this information is being presented. Unlike the story in G1 MTMTE, the Armada one is meant to be part of the actual timeline. The prologue explains that a machine by someone that Alexis has possession of and is using to be prepared for the return of the Transformers. The epilogue explains that the device was left by Over-Run, who wants to prepare Alexis for the return of the Transformers. This would appear to make Alexis the focus of the Energon story, a fact we know to be false, as it is Kicker whose fate is ultimately linked to the Energon story…at least in the cartoon, anyway.

The Armada MTMTE was written shortly after the end of the series, with Energon firmly in the minds of the people behind the Transformers. This fact, combined with the haphazard way that the series was written and the apparent poor production values, have lead many to look down upon this series. It could have been better, though, had it been written later. But as it is, it exists merely as a way for Dreamwave to earn an dollar by any means.

After all, it’s what they’re known for.

New G1 Galleries: Red Bumblebee and Yellow Cliffjumper

Transformers News: New G1 Galleries: Red Bumblebee and Yellow Cliffjumper
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 1:19pm CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Seibertron

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We all know that Bumblebee is yellow and Cliffjumper is red right. Well that is not always the case, at least not in the early days of Generation 1 toys. Hasbro and Takara released a red version of Bumblebee and a yellow version of Cliffjumper. Our own Siebertron has gotten his hands on both figures and has been hard at work putting together galleries for both. Check out 65 images of G1 Red Bumblebee and 57 photos of G1 Yellow Cliffjumper. When you finish check out all the other awsome Seibertron.com Toy Galleries!

Colored Pictures of TF Movie Figures!

Transformers News: Colored Pictures of TF Movie Figures!
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 10:10am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Collectables
Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): TFRebellion.com

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Credit: TFRebellion.com

New SWTF: Mace Windu, Republic Gunship and Saesee Tiin

Transformers News: New SWTF: Mace Windu, Republic Gunship and Saesee Tiin
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 5:47am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): s250

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Fellow Seibertronian s250 has come across 3 new images of what appear to be new Star Wars Transformers. The first picture is that of Mace Windu's Episode III Jedi Starfighter, the second picture is what appears to be Saesee Tiin's Episode 2 era Jedi Starfighter and the third picture is that of a Republic Gunship. Now the first and third picture are dead one, we know what they look like. But the second picture is thought to be Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter because of the color scheme it has, it also appears to come with its external hyperdrive booster which can detach on the real thing. The Seibertron News Crew will keep you informed as we learn more!

Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter

Saessa Tiin's Jedi Starfighter

Republic Gunship

Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader / Death Star first look!

Transformers News: Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader / Death Star first look!
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 4:06am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): theprivateuniverse.co.uk, Mightymegsmustdie of Allspark.com

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Theprivateuniverse.co.uk has posted some images of the upcoming Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader. This time he will be transforming into the might Death Star. The figure was displayed at the Hasbro Toyfair in the UK.


New Transformers Movie fast Action Battler Starscream photos

Transformers News: New Transformers Movie fast Action Battler Starscream photos
Date: Sunday, January 28th 2007 1:37am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): SKowl, Tformers.com

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Tformers.com has posted a big gallery for the upcoming Transformers Movie
Fast Action battler Starscream. This gallery has many pictures of Starscream in his F/A-22 Raptor alternate form as well as some great robot form pictures, there are even a few transformation shots. So head on over and check out Fast Action battler Starscream

New Images of Transformers Classics Devastator

Transformers News: New Images of Transformers Classics Devastator
Date: Saturday, January 27th 2007 10:47pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Cybertron Philippines

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New images of the Wal-Mart exclusive Transformers Classics Devastator have appeared. The is a new images showing Classics Devastator in package. However, it is only a shot of the front of the box. There are also comparison images of Classics Devastator with Energon Constructicon Maximus. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images:









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