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News from Hasbro's Designers panels (you've got to read this!)

Transformers News: News from Hasbro's Designers panels (you've got to read this!)
Date: Sunday, June 27th 2010 10:06am CDT
Categories: Event News, Game News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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GENERATIONS
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G1 Legends Optimus Prime
G1 Legends Starscream
G1 Legends Prowl
G1 Legends Megatron (Walther P-38, can be held by Masterpiece Starscream)
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT SMALLEST TFS ... NEW MOLDS! LEGENDS CLASS! PURE LOVE!

Scout Windercharger (looks like it has a rubsign)

Deluxe Skullgrin (Darkmount repaint / remold)
Deluxe G1 Scourge
Deluxe WFC Cliffjumper
Deluxe Thunderwing (front does detach as a drone)
Deluxe Tracks (can do the winged car mode)
Deluxe Jazz (looks like a Porsche or something similar, has speakers on inside of door that pop out in vehicle or robot mode, designed alternate head unknown)
Deluxe Perceptor (sniper rifle, truck, alternate head might be Reflector)

Voyager Grapple (inferno repaint w/ crane and alternate head, and new feet)

(in Q&A it was hinted that there might be a new Kup figure)


HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS
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Deluxe Terradive
Deluxe Tomahawk
Deluxe Mindset (repaint w/ alternate head)
Deluxe Fallback (Outback reference)

Voyager Fallen (darker colors than what I pictured)
Voyager Highbrow
Voyager Lugnut (looks awesome, more realistic expression, similar paint scheme to TFA version)


POWER CORE COMBINERS
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Heavytread (tank) w/ Mini-Con Groundspike
Skyhammer (jet) w/ Mini-Con Airlift
Steamhammer / Constructicons
Grimstone / Dinobots


THE ORIGINAL 13
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Aaron Archer talking about story elements ... (not sure if this is for a future toy line or just Hasbro building the fictional mythos). This is stuff for several years done the road. Sneak peak! Doesn't appear to be a toyline at this time. The following is a list of extremely cool drawings that they showed us.

Alpha Trion
Liege Maximo
Vector Prime (time and space)
Prima (warrior of light)
Megatronus (warrior of darkness)
The Fallen (has an interesting new plot twist)


Q&A
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Interesting bits from the Q&A

Everyone was disappointed about the end of TFA
Slipstream is in WFC
No current plans for different size classes in PCC
More girl toys? Stay tuned! Wink! Wink!
More WFC toys? Success breeds more success.
There are no plans at this time for a Toyline for Transformers: Prime

Hasbro Update: War For Cybertron DS Ramjet Revealed

Transformers News: Hasbro Update: War For Cybertron DS Ramjet Revealed
Date: Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 7:53pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Game News
Posted by: Diem | Credit(s): Hasbro

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The official Hasbro Transformers page has updated with new information about the War For Cybertron figures and games, including our first look at WFC Ramjet!
Ramjet will be available to download for the DS games for use in multiplayer, and for missions in the Decepticons version of the game.

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The Hasbro page can be seen here with more details.

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Seibertron.com Wants YOUR Thoughts on War for Cybertron

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Wants YOUR Thoughts on War for Cybertron
Date: Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 4:26pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Site Articles, Site News
Posted by: Nekoman

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Hey all forum-going Seibertroniens, the staff here would like to invite you to post your thoughts, comments and general opinion of the newest Transformers video game: Transformers: War for Cybertron in our forums. We're looking for in-depth opinions, but feel free to share any feelings you have for the new game as well. Click the "Discuss" link above and write away!

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Transformers War for Cybertron hits retail!

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron hits retail!
Date: Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 3:53pm CDT
Categories: Editorials, Game News, Media, Press Releases
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Activision

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Yes the game we've all been anticipating has finally hit retail, no doubt some of you already own it and have started playing it and some of you are playing it while we post this article.
And to "celebrate this day Activision has sent us this Press Release:

TRANSFORMERS™: WAR FOR CYBERTRON

HITS RETAIL SHELVES NATIONWIDE



Highly-Anticipated Action Shooter Defines New Chapter in the TRANSFORMERS Universe



Santa Monica, CA – June 22, 2010 – The legendary conflict between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS has come to a head, as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers™: War for Cybertron has landed in retail stores nationwide. Developed by award-winning High Moon Studios and based on Hasbro’s legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game allows players to become the ultimate TRANSFORMERS weapon in the final, epic war set on the TRANSFORMERS home planet of CYBERTRON. Complete with full online co-op and a variety of deep, competitive multiplayer modes including the ability to create your own TRANSFORMERS character for the first time ever in a video game, Transformers: War for Cybertron is the title fans have been waiting for.



“Transformers: War for Cybertron has absolutely been a passion project from day one, a true reimagining of the franchise that transports gamers straight to the core of the TRANSFORMERS universe,” said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Players will experience full online co-op along with several deep multiplayer modes while they can create their very own TRANSFORMERS character and compete head-to-head with their friends.”



“Hasbro is thrilled to see the highly anticipated Transformers: War for Cybertron game come to market based on our iconic TRANSFORMERS brand,” said Mark Blecher, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Digital Media & Gaming at Hasbro. “Working closely with Hasbro, Activision has delivered an outstanding game that explores a story within TRANSFORMERS mythology that hasn’t been explored this deeply before and will become canon within the lore. This is truly an exciting format to experience a new, action-packed and visually stunning telling of an important part of TRANSFORMERS history.”



Transformers: War for Cybertron takes players to the final moments of the grand civil war that will determine the survival of the entire TRANSFORMERS race. Fans will be able to explore the TRANSFORMERS war-ravaged home planet in full 3D environments for the first time, armed with a diverse arsenal of high-tech weaponry and the ability to convert instantly from robot to vehicle form at any time as they engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, third-person action shooter. Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing their character’s look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. Additionally, the game introduces Escalation, a four-player online co-op mode that allows gamers to fight together as their favorite AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS against increasing waves of enemies utilizing strong teamwork to survive.



Transformers: War for Cybertron is rated “T” (Teen – for Violence) by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.



Also available today are two distinct games developed by veteran studio Vicarious Visions for the Nintendo DS™, Transformers: War for Cybertron AUTOBOTS and Transformers: War for Cybertron DECEPTICONS. Each title allows players to fight for control of the TRANSFORMERS home planet through eight unique story missions and 30 intense arena challenges. At any point, gamers can change form from robot to vehicle and will have access to 30 characters across both skus, ten of which are exclusive to the DS platform. Additionally, fans can challenge their friends to high-stakes multiplayer matches using local wireless connectivity and wager one of their unlocked TRANSFORMERS characters on the outcome and winner takes all. Both DS games are rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older – for Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.



Additionally, Transformers™: Cybertron Adventures for the Wii™ is also available at major retailers. The game is distinct from but follows a similar storyline to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and PC versions of the game. Developed by Next Level Games and built from the ground up for the Wii platform, the title allows players to fight for CYBERTRON through two unique AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON campaigns that feature an action-packed mix of rail shooter gameplay levels in robot, driving and flying modes. A second player can join the battle by taking control of an extra reticle that can attack enemies for added firepower throughout the campaign. The game is rated “T” (Teen – for Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.



Press kit assets are available for download at www.activision.com/presscenter. For more information, visit www.TransformersGame.com.



About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.



About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.



Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements:

Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” future,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing’s titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing’s ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing’s products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition including from used games and other forms of entertainment, litigation risks and associated costs, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, business models including online and used games, and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality “hit” titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.



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Stan Bush Song Featured in “Transformers: The War For Cybertron” Game

Transformers News: Stan Bush Song Featured in “Transformers: The War For Cybertron” Game
Date: Monday, June 21st 2010 2:48pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Media, People News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Stan Bush

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PRESS RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2010 -- “Til All Are One (Transformers Theme)” from the Stan Bush album “In This Life” is featured in the new Activision game “Transformers: The War For Cybertron” being released June 22nd.

Emmy award-winning artist Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch” featured in “Transformers: The Movie.” The song was voted the #1 Geek Anthem of All Time in 2010. An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, "The Touch" was released on Guitar Hero in 2009, and is on Stan’s latest album “In This Life” (‘Album of the Year’ for 2007). “The Touch” was also featured in the movie “Boogie Nights,” on Chuck (NBC), American Dad (Fox), and in two Hasbro Transformers toys.

“Til All Are One (Transformers Theme)” and “The Touch” are both available on the StanBush “In This Life” album at stanbush.com.

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Editor's Note: Stan Bush will be appearing this week at BotCon 2010.

War for Seibertron: Sign up, take down Staff, shoot to thrill with licenses to kill

Transformers News: War for Seibertron:  Sign up, take down Staff, shoot to thrill with licenses to kill
Date: Monday, June 21st 2010 1:16pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Site Articles
Posted by: Counterpunch | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Mark your calendars, tomorrow June 22nd at 8pm eastern time; because I will be hosting an invite only team deathmatch on PSN. I’m looking for people to sign up now. Please list your PSN ID.

Tomorrow at around 7:45, I will start sending out invites on a first come, first served basis until the lobby is full. Preferential treatment will be given to those with microphones so that I can yell at you when you kill me.

Transformers: War For Cybertron Now Available at Sears!

Transformers News: Transformers: War For Cybertron Now Available at Sears!
Date: Friday, June 18th 2010 3:46pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): Galvatron Supreme, Counterpunch, Vincent

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That's right. What would be a release date of June 22nd seems to be broken by Store Chain Sears. Numerous reports including that of Energon Pub Moderator Counterpunch and member Galvatron Supreme say that they've got their early copies at Sears! Why are you still reading this news post? Go now!

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IGN.com Daily Fix Giveaway - War For Cybertron Merch!

Transformers News: IGN.com Daily Fix Giveaway - War For Cybertron Merch!
Date: Thursday, June 17th 2010 8:19pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Game News, Media
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): IGN.com

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So how pumped are you to get the new Transformers: War For Cybertron video game coming out this Tuesday, June 22nd? Pretty pumped no doubt. Well here's your chance to win a copy for free!

Thanks the the good people over at IGN you have a chance to win one of three Transformers: War For Cybertron prize packs. Each pack contains one Xbox 360 version of the game signed by the game director and an action figure signed by Hasbro VP Aaron Archer! Pretty sweet deal, even if you don't have a 360. Now here's the skill testing question:

(put your thinking caps on, it's a tough one)

Which Autobot from the original cartoon series transforms into a microscope?

Feel free to email your answer to dailyfix@IGN.com to try to win this fantastic prize!

Why not check out the IGN Daily Fix to see a small hint at what character they are asking about!

Japanese TV-Magazine and TV-kun Scans: Blitzwing, Lugnut, Safeguard and more.

Transformers News: Japanese TV-Magazine and TV-kun Scans: Blitzwing, Lugnut, Safeguard and more.
Date: Saturday, June 12th 2010 8:51pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Game News, Media, Toy News
Posted by: Diem | Credit(s): TV-kun, TV-magazine

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New editions of Japanese magazines Telebi-kun and Telebi-magazine (TV-kun and TV-magazine) have come out with profiles of Blitzwing and Lugnut and images of Wave 4 of Takara's Animated figures. They also show images from Sega's card-game/arcade-game with what may be an early screenshot of Sunstorm!

Telebi-kun:

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Telebi-magazine:

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The magazine scans can be seen here.

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Transformers: War for Cybertron XBox360 Achievements Icon Online

Transformers News: Transformers: War for Cybertron XBox360 Achievements Icon Online
Date: Saturday, June 12th 2010 11:59am CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Xbox 360 Achievements

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The Xbox 360 achievements website has revealed the icon for Transformers: War for Cybertron on Xbox 360. When clicking here and searching for "Transformers", you will see a small image of Cybertron which will also take you to the achievements page for the game. You may view the image mirrored below:

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