Takara Transformers designer Hisahi Yuki continues to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Car Robots animated series, by unearthing some more behind the scenes and rare toys from the line. First up is another Fire Convoy sketch, to accompany the one from last time; in addition, take a look at a translucent variant of X-Brawn, too!
TFCon Toronto not only has Peter Cullen and some great Transformers comics related guests - they have also just let us know that another original G1 cartoon voice actor will be joining them in July: John Moschitta Jr, the man behind the fastest Autobot around, Blurr! Read on below for more about the announcement, and head here for the official event website.
TFcon is proud to announce that the actor known as the world’s fastest talking man John Moschitta Jr, will be a guest at this years convention in Toronto. Known to Transformers fans as the voice of the fast talking Blurr in Generation 1 as well as Transformers Animated, fans of the 80s will never forget his commercial appearances for both Micro Machines and Federal Express. Mr. Moschitta will be appearing all weekend, and has graciously agreed to help host this year’s Charity auction on the Friday night of TFcon Toronto.
To mark the 15th Anniversary of Car Robots, what we called Robots in Disguise in the west, Takara designer Hisashi Yuki tweeted out an initial draft sketch of what would become Fire Convoy (Optimus Prime). As you can see below, it shows off some very cool design cues that were not carried over to the toy, like the Maximal insignia on his chest (this was the first time the Transformers brand was going back to Autobots and Decepticons since Beast Wars). Yuki was the designer for Fire Convoy / Optimus Prime and the gallery of the toy can be found here,
Hoppy Sunday robot fans! If you're part of a culture that celebrates today with eggs and baskets and hunting for the two, there may be a chance for a shellformer (heh) over at KMart - the ones in the photo below, specifically, are from Norridge, IL (just off Harlem), and are priced at 15.99 each for both the Transformers: Robots in Disguise and My Little Pony baskets, reports site owner Seibertron himself! Chance for a last minute hiding place filler?
Hasbo's Official Transformers YouTube channel uploaded two new videos that introduces of the Decepticons Steeljaw and Underbite from the New Robots in Disguise animated series. Check out the videos we've embedded below for your viewing pleasures, and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!
Transformers: Prime and Beast Hunters have long since aired, been and gone, with the new animated series Robots in Disguise loosely continuing the story. Which means it's finally time for the UK to get some boxed sets that work around region blocks! Courtesy of Primal Screen, the UK distributor, we have a whole slew of releases listed on Amazon.co.uk, including Season One (£22.67, May 18th release), Season Two (£21.50, in stock), and a two-volume Season Three/Beast Hunters (£8 each, 27th April and 1st June respectively). While these do not include the Shout! Factory extra material, at least they're almost here for UK fans - check them out by clicking on the images below!
While we already knew that Transformers: Rescue Bots had been renewed for a fourth season from this post, nothing beats hearing it from the cast themselves! Check out below a totally unofficial but wonderfully amazing video featuring Nicole Dubuc, Brian Hohlfeld, Maurice LaMarche, Jason Marsden, Lacey Chabert, Imari Williams, Steve Blum, Parvesh Cheena, D.C. Douglas, and LeVar Burton - via DC Douglas's channel - and some autotuned tuuuunes!
Entertainment site, iO9, has posted what they consider the list of The Top 10 Greatest Robots Of All Time, and the one we hold near and dear to our hearts, Optimus Prime, makes a grand appearance...at number 1!
To read the full list, and you really should because some of their choices are questionable, click the image above. (Seriously, I agree with Optimus being #1, but the rest tend to leave you thinking "lolwhut?")
Speaking of all time lists, why not check out our galleries of Optimus throughout the ages? Pretty much everything from G1 to Combiner Wars and RID (2015)! Click here to see every Optimus gallery we have.
Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Thanks to a tip from Seibertron.com user Madeus Prime, we bring you an all new product related to the Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series. Ever wanted your car to become a gun? Of course you have. Check out below the Bumblbee (sic) blaster, via online UK retailer Wind Designs. Pew pew vroom vroom.
This converting BUMBLBEE blaster changes to a battle-ready vehicle in one quick step. Roll out in vehicle mode, or convert to blaster mode and take the fight to the DECEPTICONS — you can launch missiles in both modes.
Thanks to an Amazon listing for a new chapter book based on the Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series, we have the reveal of a new member of the escaped Decepticons: Scuzzard! You can check out the listing for the book, authored by John Sazaklis and out in May, here, and check out the cover showing off Bumblebee and the new Con below!
The first in an exciting, original chapter book series based on the new Cartoon Network show, Transformers: Robots in Disguise!