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Kevin Dunn to Play Shia LaBeouf's Father in The Transformers Movie?

Transformers News: Kevin Dunn to Play Shia LaBeouf's Father in The Transformers Movie?
Date: Friday, May 19th 2006 10:38am CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s):, Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kevin Dunn (Godzilla, I Heart Huckabees) will play Shia LaBeouf's (Sam/Spike) father.

No official name has been reported yet, so at the moment it's still unknown if his character will be named Sparkplug.

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Mock-Up Image of Packaging for Transformers: Classics!

Transformers News: Mock-Up Image of Packaging for Transformers: Classics!
Date: Friday, May 19th 2006 8:59am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): KnightRaven of

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Sometimes big news comes in the littlest of places. KnightRaven of the Gaia Online anime community has found a mock-up image for the Transformers: Classics line! He posted it in this thread, scroll down to see. The image in question comes from an issue of Previews.

Since it's a mock-up image (as in photoshopped) there are some abnormalities, like Crumplezone and Dirt Boss in the boxes, and the name and image of Starscream on both. Still, it shows the general design direction of the packaging, and may change in time.

Newly added Bios on!

Transformers News: Newly added Bios on!
Date: Friday, May 19th 2006 7:24am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s):

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Hasbro has updated the Character Bios on the Official Transformers Site with new character. Of course, there are a few surprises, like a yellow Scrapmetal, and Repugnus as a Decepticon! Without further ado, here they are:

Autobot Side
Wing Saber

Decepticon Side
Nemesis Breaker
Repugnus (actually an Autobot)
Scrapmetal (actually orange)
Sky Shadow

Legends Of Cybertron Red Hot Shot on Ebay China

Transformers News: Legends Of Cybertron Red Hot Shot on Ebay China
Date: Friday, May 19th 2006 1:08am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Scaleface, Ebay China, Easynet

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Views: 8,717 member Scaleface has discovered a listing for the red repaint of Legends of Cybertron Hot Shot on Ebay China.

Interestingly unlike the deluxe version of this toy it has not been renamed Excellion but remains Hot Shot. The appearence of this auction siggests he'll be hitting the US shores shortly.

Press Release - The Intergalactic Forecast For July - The Transformers: Stormbringer

Transformers News: Press Release - The Intergalactic Forecast For July - The Transformers: Stormbringer
Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 6:26pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): IDW

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San Diego, CA (May 18, 2006)—The TRANSFOMERS make landfall on CYBERTRON this July with The TRANSFORMERS: Stormbringer. The whirlwind creative team that unleashed BEAST WARS: The Gathering, Simon Furman and Don Figueroa return the home world of the “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” with gale force.

This is series that TRANSFORMERS fans have been clamoring for—cover-to-cover, no-holds-barred, giant robot action on an epic scale! So far, in The TRANSFORMERS: Infiltration, there have been tantalizing hints about the state of play elsewhere in the TRANSFOMERS universe. Now it is time to return to where it all began, CYBERTRON itself. A dark, dark chapter of the planet’s history is unlocked—a chapter that will impact the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the might of an unrelenting tempests.

“No UNICRON, no UNICRON. That was my mantra. Stormbringer had to be fresh, exciting and, most importantly, feature a ‘big bad’ that wasn’t the TRANSFORMERS franchise’s ever-reliable, planet devouring nemesis,” declares Stormbringer scribe Simon Furman. “But then, change and innovation have been the watchwords of the IDW TRANSFORMERS line, the intent always to create something fresh and accessible. That’s as true for Stormbringer as it is for Infiltration and the upcoming Escalation, and so… expect the unexpected, take nothing for granted. We’re back on CYBERTRON, sure, but boy have things changed… and not for the better. Expect big action, lots of giant robots and, yes, planet-shaking events. But no UNICRON.”

The TRANSFORMERS: Stormbringer #1, the first issue of an all-new TRANSFORMERS 4-issue miniseries, premieres in July 2006 with a 32-page full-color comic book with a suggested cover price of $2.99.


IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s Angel, and Konami’s Metal Gear Solid. IDW has films in development at Sony Pictures, Dimension Films, and Paramount Pictures.


The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry’s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro’s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.

You can view an image of the cover from the Press release by using the links below:
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  • Beast Wars Season 2 Australian DVD release update

    Transformers News: Beast Wars Season 2 Australian DVD release update
    Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 4:38pm CDT
    Categories: Cartoon News, Media
    Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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    Views: 18,392 have put up an update on the season 2 DVD release of Beast Wars in Australia. The following has been taken directly from their report.

    "Madman have done it again; use this code to receive free shipping/$5 off any order at for Beast Wars Season 2. Just hit and follow the link by clicking on the packshot for quick access. Add Beast Wars Season 2 to your shopping cart, enter the code before confirmation and you're good to go!"

    "Madman have put a lot of work into this set, in fact, the special features alone are almost too good to have on one set (over 3 hours of new content), and Season 2 is widely regarded as one of the best seasons of animation ever! This is where Transformers fans who don't know much about Beast Wars should definitely jump on board, because events in Beast Wars link directly into what happened to the Autobots and Decepticons before they woke up on earth!

    Some buzz on those extra features:

    + Soul of Beast Wars - Story Editors Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio go in-depth with Ben Yee on all things Beast Wars. The writing process, the fans, the links to G1 and much more, includes background footage and images from relevant episodes - runs a full hour!

    + Audio Commentaries - 7 commentaries on key episodes chosen by the Story Editors, over 2 and a half hours of extra Beast Wars info

    + Early animation tests - Direct from Mainframe, early models and scenes, most never seen before!

    + David Kaye fan panel - the voice of Megatron at Transformerscon 2004

    + Garry Chalk fan panel - the voice of Optimus at Transformerscon 2005

    With more including Toy Galleries, commercials, a booklet with episode summaries and a great article on Beast Wars from Mainframe fan consultant Ben Yee".

    Guido Guidi UK Signing

    Transformers News: Guido Guidi UK Signing
    Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 4:20pm CDT
    Categories: Comic Book News, People News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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    Views: 10,756 has announced that Guido Guidi will be in the UK at Forbidden Planet, for a signing. Here is the official announcement from

    " are pleased to announce comic book artist and Cougar creator Guido Guidi will be in attendance at the Forbidden Planet store in Manchester United Kingdom on June 2nd to sign autographs and to sell mini sketches.

    Sketches will be charged at £10 per sketch. Signed mini prints will be charged at £2 each. Guido will happily sign any comic books at the store for free.

    Guido is over from Italy to attend the Auto Assembly convention in Birmingham n June 3rd at the Clareden Suites. Full details can be found here

    Thanks Staff"

    11 Page Preview of Stormbringer #1

    Transformers News: 11 Page Preview of Stormbringer #1
    Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 11:24am CDT
    Category: Comic Book News
    Posted by: Darth Bombshell | Credit(s): Mr. Roboto of

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    TFW2005 member Mr.Roboto has found a preview issue of "Stormbringer #1", which contains the first 11 pages from the comic. You can check them out here.

    Auto Assembly Attendees to get their say on a New Transformers Product

    Transformers News: Auto Assembly Attendees to get their say on a New Transformers Product
    Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 10:07am CDT
    Category: Event News
    Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Auto Assembly

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    100 lucky attendees to the forthcoming Auto Assembly Target: 2006 will get the chance to give their views on a yet unnamed new Transformers Product! The randomly sellected Attendees will take part in consultation sessions during the convention with a UK company planning a to produce a brand new Transformers product planed for relesase next year!

    More details can be found below in the original email sent to us by Auto Assembly orgainisers Simon and Sven.

    Auto Assembly: Target 2006 Special Consultation Event!!

    Auto Assembly: Target 2006 is proud to announce that a special event is taking place at this year's convention which is taking place in just over two weeks time on Saturday 3rd of June in Birmingham, England...

    We are working in conjunction with a UK company who will be running a series of consultation sessions throughout the day for a BRAND NEW Transformers product that they are producing and they want YOU to be involved in it's development. They want to talk to up to 100 Transformers fans at Auto Assembly: Target 2006 to get their views on this new product and your views will help shape this item that will hopefully be hitting the shelves later this year!!

    To take part, all you need to do is pre-register for the convention and then we will select 100 attendees at random from everyone who has pre-booked to take part. Because of the nature of the sessions, you will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement and as such the sessions are restricted to over 16s but apart from that anyone will be able to get involved! We must limit this to pre-registrants because of the random nature of the allocations and the age restrictions so we can check this against our records so it's yet another great reason for pre-booking!! If you are one of the lucky participants, you'll find a voucher in your pack that you just hand over to the staff running the consultation on the day. All you have to do is go along at any time during the day and get involved in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

    However, the cut-off date for pre-registrations is closing fast. If you live outside the UK you only have a few days left to pre-register. We MUST have your online bookings in by Saturday 20th May 2006 in order for us to process them and get your info packs and confirmation slips to you in time. If you book after this date, we can't guarantee that your packs will reach you in time for the convention and you need your confirmation slips to gain entry to the event.

    If you live in the UK, the postal cut-off date is also the 20th May as this will give us time for cheques to clear into our bank account prior to despatch of your packs. If you are booking online, this deadline is extended until Saturday 27th. Again, if you book after this date then we can not guarantee that your packs will reach you in time for the convention.

    We are still getting bookings in faster than ever before and we have now had more pre-bookings than the TOTAL number of attendees for Auto Assembly 2004 and we are looking at beating the total number of attendees that we had last year in pre-bookings alone! It is likely that we will have on-the-door places, but these will be limited and we will post details on the Auto Assembly website, forum and issue details through all major Transformers websites as to the number of on-the-door places available on Saturday 27th April 2006.

    We will make information available of how to attend if you are coming along on the day and the process for registering, the delays you can expect and what to do if you have pre-registered. We must stress that any on-the-door places will be on a first-come, first-served basis so we would advise that you arrive at the convention early to ensure your best chance of admission to the convention. If in doubt, pre-register.

    Auto Assembly: Target 2006 is now just over TWO WEEKS away... there are no other Transformers conventions planned for the UK for 2006. We are still in talks to bring further guests to the convention in addition to the NINE already confirmed and we hope to have more activities to announce shortly, not to mention the now infamous goodie bag that all attendees will receive full of free gifts with more gifts in the pipeline in addition to those already confirmed!

    As there are now only a couple of weeks before the convention, please ensure that you send your bookings to us NOW to avoid disappointment!

    Simon and Sven,
    Auto Assembly: Target 2006

    Transformers KISS Play Outline online!

    Transformers News: Transformers KISS Play Outline online!
    Date: Thursday, May 18th 2006 7:44am CDT
    Category: Toy News
    Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): Toys 'R Us Japan

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    Ever wondered what the point was of the KISS Play line with Convoy and Melissa? Look no further, the Japanese website of Toys 'R Us has the story up on their KISS Play Convoy x Melissa listing, in Japanese of course. For your pleasure, here's a very rough translation, so pardon the dodginess:

    Product Info:

    The complete "New convoy" model car (Dodge RAM) is the appearance of the transformer! With the prototype by Oshima Yuki, when displayed together, the scene in the play can be reproduced, with the figure of heroine Melissa. Furthermore, a drama CD with picture data is included!

    1. Complete new "New convoy" car model (Dodge RAM) Transformer. Furthermore the car is proud of his popularity as Dantots, he appears as "G1 convoy". TF fans will unintentionally take him in their hands.

    2. Figure by Oshima Yuki included. When displayed together, the figure of heroine Melissa can reproduce the scene in which the play belongs. Furthermore, Melissa rides a surf board which can transform into Convoy's weapon!

    3. Drama CD with picture material included. The drama CD is linked with the radio story. In addition, Oshima's pciture data collection are the luxurious contents which the character fan desires. During radio drama the TF this time gain strength with the girl power of KISS.

    The police organization EDC protects peace on Earth. The TF corps are against the EDC, because they think the TF's are evil and want to surpress them. Among those is G1 Convoy! A member of the resistance 'Melissa' and a girl who enlists in EDC 'Atari', act together with Convoy. Enemy or friend 'Xiao Xiao' the kung fu expert takes individual action with Hot Rodimus.

    What's the destiny of these three girls, and of the peace on Earth they protect? The three girls and the deep bond of their TF is the key!

    Set includes:
    Main Toy
    Drama CD

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