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Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #7 Creator Commentary

Transformers News: Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #7 Creator Commentary
Date: Wednesday, July 25th 2012 3:07pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers facebook page

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The official Transformers facebook page has posted their weekly creator commentary for IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing #7. Writer James Roberts gives us his insight into the first five pages below. Pick up your copy today!

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PAGE 1- The Decepticon Justice Division (D.J.D.) had had a few mentions in other Transformers publications you’ve written. Now we finally see them here in action. Can you tell us about where the idea for them came from?

JAMES ROBERTS: The D.J.D. were first mentioned in issue 1 of Last Stand of the Wreckers; Springer refers to a mole within the DJD. That’s all you get, one mention. My co-writer on Wreckers, Nick Roche, came up with the name but we never discussed who the DJD might be or what they might do.

When I came to write “Bullets,” the short story featured in the Wreckers trade, I decided to revisit the D.J.D. What I liked most about their name, for fairly obvious reasons, was the word “justice.” I got to thinking about what justice might mean in the context of the Decepticon army. What if justice meant vengeance or retribution? What if a name that conjured images of policing or righting wrongs had a darker, more horrific connotation? And so the D.J.D. became a group of Decepticons who hunt down and punish deserters, turncoats, and incompetents—basically, anyone who would compromise the realization of Megatron’s goals.

Through their actions they keep the rest of the Decepticons in check. If you know the D.J.D. are going to hunt you down, you’re less likely to quit or betray Megatron. So the D.J.D. are conscious that they have a reputation to uphold; namely, that they are terrifyingly sadistic killers.

The idea of there being a mole in the D.J.D. was explored in “Bullets,” where we discovered that this undercover Autobot agent, Agent 113, sends intelligence reports to his superiors by firing special info-laced bullets into Autobot badges (specifically the right eye socket).

I decided early on that the D.J.D. should be one of the “big bads” of MTMTE. I thought the best way to “sell” their dangerousness was through other characters—by showing that even people like Drift, who can handle himself, were afraid of them.


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PAGE 2- Poor Black Shadow is getting, well, fried here. These guys seem to be named after Cities on Cybertron. What was your thinking behind that? And why choose Black Shadow for this scene?

JAMES ROBERTS: They call themselves after the first five cities to fall to the Decepticons after the war broke out. So, their names are freighted with significance.

The D.J.D. are the ultimate Decepticon loyalists. They passionately believe in Megatron and his ideals and so everything they do and say is steeped in Decepticon culture and iconography. Also, by giving them codenames we can have some fun down the line with regards to who they really are. The D.J.D. has a rolling, shifting line up. If and when Vos dies, they’ll recruit someone else and give them the same name. And it was in this way, no doubt, that Agent 113 got onto the team.

I chose Black Shadow for two reasons: firstly, regular readers will know that he is a Phase Sixer (i.e. a phenomenally powerful Transformer). By beating him, the D.J.D. demonstrate what a serious a threat they pose to anyone out there. Secondly, Black Shadow had a brief cameo in Wreckers, and, as I guess everyone knows by now, I like referencing old stories.


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PAGE 3- 3 pages in and we’re seeing just how brutal and nasty these guys are! How much worse can they get?!

JAMES ROBERTS: The only acceptable response to that question is, “Much.” You’ll see. They each bring something to the team, and usually that “something” is related to their destructive capability. For example, Helex has a smelting pool built into his chest. And Tesarus’ very torso is lined with drills and blades designed to mutilate his victims. The others have special talents too but you’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out what they are.


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PAGE 4- We’re seeing more or less the bible that the D.J.D. follow. Are these true believers or have they simply been manipulated by words, as so many others have?

JAMES ROBERTS: Their leader, Tarn, absolutely believes in what Megatron is trying to achieve. He venerates Megatron and considers himself something of a Decepticon scholar- an expert in the Decepticon school of thought. He has read all of Megatron’s masterworks, not just “On Peace,” and is fond of quoting them prior to killing his prey. As you can see!


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PAGE 5- Black Shadow goes out with, quite literally, a bang. And the DJD simply pick their next target and move on? Can you say anything more about these individual bots and what they are thinking?

JAMES ROBERTS: In these first five pages the focus, deliberately, is on Tarn. He does the introductions, essentially. They move on because their whole modus operandi centers on The List—literally, a list of targets that they work down, methodically, one by one.

We’ll certainly be finding out more about Helex, Tesarus, Koan and Vos as the story unfolds. Suffice to say that there may be more going on than meets the eye. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to say that.

SDCC 2012 Coverage: videos from Activision's Transformers Fall of Cybertron Panel

Transformers News: SDCC 2012 Coverage: videos from Activision's Transformers Fall of Cybertron Panel
Date: Wednesday, July 25th 2012 3:21am CDT
Categories: Event News, Game News, People News, Digital Media News
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Legendary Transformers voice talent and game experts at developer High Moon Studios come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Panelists include Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock), Nolan North (voice of FOC Bruticus and Cliffjumper), and Matt Tieger (High Moon Studios game director). They'll give everyone an inside look into bringing your favorite characters to life in the making of the video game, as well as answer the questions you've been dying to ask.

Afterwards, the panelists followed up with an autograph signing / meet-and-greet later that Saturday afternoon at the Activision booth. The autograph signing is the last video below.

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You can view pictures from the panel and booth by clicking on the image below.

Activision Fall of Cybertron Panel and Booth
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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus Trailer
Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 3:12pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News, Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): daimchoc, Amazon

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Hot on the heels of the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron multiplayer trailer we now have a trailer for G2 Bruticus, an unlockable in-game character. The trailer comes to us from Amazon who is offering the character in toy form as a shared exclusive with BigBadToyStore.

Click here to view the trailer at Amazon or enjoy the embed below.


Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Multiplayer Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Multiplayer Trailer
Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 2:48pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): NatsumeRyu, Wigglez, daimchoc

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GameSpot has posted the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron multiplayer trailer. August 21st can't get here fast enough! Enjoy the trailer embedded below.

GameSpot wrote:Build your own character and battle in 10 multiplayer maps in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.




Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Website Updated: Metroplex, Jetfire, Bruticus, and Brawl Profiles Added

Transformers News: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Website Updated: Metroplex, Jetfire, Bruticus, and Brawl Profiles Added
Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2012 12:27am CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformersgame.com

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The official website for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has added four new character profiles: Metroplex, Jetfire, Bruticus, and Brawl. Click here to check each out in full 360 degree view, though we've mirrored some shots of them along with their profiles below. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron hits retail August 21st!

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Hidden beneath the streets and amongst the buildings of Lacon lies Metroplex. One of the ancient titans of Cybertron. Metroplex is awakened by Optimus Prime to defend Cybertron as an Autobot. His size requires a vast amount of Energon, which limits the amount of time Metroplex can stay in robot mode.


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Once a Seeker who served alongside Starscream, Jetfire broke rank during the early days of the war to join Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Jetfire is one of the few Autobots with flight capabilities, which makes him an important resource in the war for Cybertron.


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Bruticus is the combined form of all five Combaticons. The combining technique limits Bruticus' processing power, making him a weapon Megatron just needs to point in the right direction.


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As a member of the Combaticons, Brawl enjoys the destruction he causes on his own, but always looks forward to the devastation caused by uniting into Bruticus. Brawl has the shortest temper of all the Combaticons.


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Creative Roundup, July 22 2012

Transformers News: Creative Roundup, July 22 2012
Date: Sunday, July 22nd 2012 3:38am CDT
Category: Transtopia
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): Various

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It's that time of the week folks, the one many of you have been hanging out for. The weekly round up from our Transtopia Forums!


CUSTOMIZATIONS

I'd like to start off this week with an apology to -Kanrabat- for overlooking him last week, even when I was following the project!

So ... if you haven't followed -Kanrabat's- work it's very out of left field, and after many weeks of taking us through the build process he finally unveiled his latest Frankenstein creation ... Apetimus Supreme.

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xaviercal shows Hasbro how Ultra Magnus is suppose to be done with his Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus.

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iguanabytes gives us All that Special Ops Jazz.


FAN ARTWORK

M3Gr1ml0ck brings us another fan comic project, The Lost Seasons - G1: Diversion (S1.5)

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And that folks, is it for a very quiet week. If you've created something Transformers related then I welcome you to share it with us! Until next week!

SDCC 2012 Coverage: 12 New Galleries!

Transformers News: SDCC 2012 Coverage: 12 New Galleries!
Date: Saturday, July 21st 2012 6:49pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Seibertron

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All of Seibertron.com's photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2012 have now been posted in our massive galleries of this incredible event. From Celebrity Sightings to Hasbro's booth to Peter Cullen to Activision's Booth and Panel to My Little Pony to Cosplay Costumes to Masters of the Universe and more. This marks the end of our photo coverage of SDCC and brings our SDCC 2012 gallery total to 2,446 photos. Check back over the next few days for updates with video content from SDCC. Enjoy!

San Diego Comic-Con
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Activision Fall of Cybertron Panel and Booth
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Hasbro's Display Area
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The Hub takes over San Diego Restaurant
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Herb Trimpe Panel
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Hasbro's Marvel Panel
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Celebrity Sightings
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My Little Pony from Hasbro
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G.I. Joe from Hasbro
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Gremlins from NECA
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Masters of the Universe Classics from Mattel
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IDW's Panels (new photos added from their Digital Comics Panel)
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First Details on PC Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Transformers News: First Details on PC Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Date: Saturday, July 21st 2012 4:35pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): Game Spy

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Courtesy of GameSpy, we now have details for the upcoming PC release of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, set for release next month. The game will more than just a port for the PC - with High Moon Studios busy with the release of the console versions, they have passed the torch to fellow studio, Mercenary Technology. Mercernary Tech is set on refining Fall of Cybertron for the PC, and making it run much smoother than it's predecessor. We also have our first PC screens for the game. Enjoy!

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Here's what else I learned about the PC version of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron:
In what appears to be a first for Activision, Fall of Cybertron will be a digital exclusive in the US, though there will be a retail version overseas. A sign of things to come?

Activision won't be attaching any additional DRM to Fall of Cybertron.

There will not be a map editor or mod tools of any kind.

The PC version will launch alongside its console counterparts on August 21. Livergood added that all Transformers: Fall of Cybertron DLC will also be released simultaneously across all platforms.

There you have it. Steamworks, enhanced visuals, and customizable controls designed for keyboard and mouse. We'll find out if Mercenary Technology can deliver the PC goods next month.

More pictures of Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus packaging

Transformers News: More pictures of Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus packaging
Date: Saturday, July 21st 2012 2:46pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Last week we reported on the upcoming Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus that Hasbro had on display at SDCC 2012, which comes complete with replica G2 packaging, which Hasbro painstakingly recreated. We finally had a chance to update the existing gallery with detailed pictures of the back and sides of the packaging which includes the bio card and other aspects which complete the replica G2 feel of this unique packaging. Check out the pictures below ...

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Gamestop Power Up Reward members: Xbox Avatar & PS3 Theme Pre-Order Exclusives

Transformers News: Gamestop Power Up Reward members: Xbox Avatar & PS3 Theme Pre-Order Exclusives
Date: Friday, July 20th 2012 5:40pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Transformers Game facebook page

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The official Transformers Game facebook page has announced that GameStop Power Up Rewards members will receive an exclusive Xbox Avatar or PS3 Theme with their Transformers: Fall of Cybertron pre-orders in addition to the exclusive G1 Retro Pack.

Gamestop Power Up Reward members, get this sweet Xbox Avatar or PS3 Theme when you preorder Fall of Cybertron http://www.gamestop.com/collection/tran ... -cybertron

Previous pre-orders will be honored. All this in addition to the amazing G1 Retro Pack Bonus Item! — at Gamestop.



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