Writers Bob Budiansky and Bryce Malek on Creating the Transformers

Writers Bob Budiansky and Bryce Malek on Creating the Transformers

Posted January 17th, 2017 at 3:42am by Va'al - 2,748 views

After last month's appearance in UK news outlet The Guardian of the Transformers comics, in their current IDW incarnation ('Kiss me Chromedome' if you missed it), we have another article and interview - with comics writer Bob Budiansky and animated series writer Bryce Malek! While a lot of the material is most likely not new - board admin Burn, who notified us, remembers seeing most of it previously - the fact that the Transformers are in mainstream news coverage once more is worth - Read More

TFcon Toronto 2017 Update: Michael Bell Attending

TFcon Toronto 2017 Update: Michael Bell Attending

Posted January 16th, 2017 at 2:15pm by D-Maximus_Prime - 4,525 views

The folks over at TFcon Toronto have confirmed for us their first guest: Michael Bell, the voice of G1 Brainstorm, Bombshell, Gort, First Aid, Junkion and Scrapper, who also voiced Sideswipe and Swoop in the Transformers: Devastation game. Check out the bio below and remember to schedule your visit to TFcon! Thanks to TFcon Toronto 2017 sponsor The Chosen Prime we are happy to welcome back the voice of Generation 1 Prowl, Sideswipe and Swoop Michael Bell to TFcon Toronto 2017. The voices of - Read More

Richard "Dick" Gautier passes away

Richard "Dick" Gautier passes away

Posted January 14th, 2017 at 4:33pm by Burn - 13,861 views

It's unfortunate that we have to report on news such as this. Tess Hightower, the wife of Richard Gautier has made a simple Facebook post to announce the passing of her husband at the age of 85. Dick quietly passed away tonight To many of us, Dick Gautier was the voice of Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod from the G1 cartoon as well as Apeface, Firebolt, and the Quintesson scientist from "The Killing Jar". Some of you may even remember Mr Gautier as "Hymie", the KAOS built robot that eventually - Read More

IDW Sins of the Wreckers Named to Big Bang's Top 50 Bestsellers of 2016, Up for ICN Awards

IDW Sins of the Wreckers Named to Big Bang's Top 50 Bestsellers of 2016, Up for ICN Awards

Posted January 10th, 2017 at 8:14pm by D-Maximus_Prime - 9,910 views

Big Bang Comics, considered to be the best comic book store in Ireland, has given IDW Transformers and Nick Roche a special honor: they have named IDW's Sins of the Wreckers as a member of their top 50 bestsellers of the year! Coming in tied at #49 on the list alongside Star Wars: Volume 2, Sins of the Wreckers was the only IDW entry to make the list, making this a truly special honor for both Roche, IDW, and Transformers in general. Roche appears well liked in the area as well, as IDW's - Read More

Retcon 2017 Update: Simon Furman to Attend

Retcon 2017 Update: Simon Furman to Attend

Posted January 09th, 2017 at 3:41pm by D-Maximus_Prime - 9,885 views

We have the latest update for the upcoming Retcon Transformers convention that is being held April 29 of this year in Helsingborg, Sweden. The latest guest to be announced is none other than one of the most famous writers for Transformers: Simon Furman! Furman was announced to attend along with writer/artist Nick Roche, meaning there will be some high profile comic people attending! Retcon is the convention for the Nordic countries, so if you are a Transformers fan in the area, but your - Read More

Rob Liefeld on Akiva Goldsman and Transformers, Hasbro / Paramount Shared Universe

Rob Liefeld on Akiva Goldsman and Transformers, Hasbro / Paramount Shared Universe

Posted January 09th, 2017 at 2:37am by Va'al - 13,583 views

Not entirely related to the Transformers movie-verse - in fact, there is practically nothing at all here - but a new interview over on CinemaBlend with comics creator Rob Liefeld has shown how Akiva Goldsman, the producer in charge of the Writers' room that produced the scripts to be used in the upcoming The Last Knight, Bumblebee spin-off and probably more sequels after those, approached the whole shared universe of Hasbro properties. Check out the relevant snippets below! Since 2015, - Read More

North Carolina Comicon Featuring John Barber and IDW

North Carolina Comicon Featuring John Barber and IDW

Posted January 07th, 2017 at 10:46pm by D-Maximus_Prime - 6,351 views

Resident North Carolinian ScottyP has given us some exciting news: writer John Barber along with IDW publishing, will be attending the North Carolina Comicon, which will be hosted at the Raleigh Convention Center from March 18 to the 19 of this year. The guest list can be found HERE. Check out the list, as well as the IDW press release quote, and if you live in the vicinity of Raleigh, grab some tickets and go see some awesome comics people! Comics publisher IDW, home of such iconic titles - Read More

John Barber, Chris Mowry Attending IDW Signing Party in San Diego Comic Art Gallery

John Barber, Chris Mowry Attending IDW Signing Party in San Diego Comic Art Gallery

Posted January 04th, 2017 at 9:56am by Va'al - 12,828 views

In other comics news across the pond, the San Diego Comic Art Gallery is hosting a free signing session with a number of IDW Publishing creators, this Friday 6th January, 6.30-8pm. From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony, Locke & Key to V-Wars, Godzilla to Transformers, and ROM to Jem, featuring writer John Barber (Revolution, Transformers, Optimus Prime) and Chris Mowry (letterer on regular Transformers titles), plus variant a guests artists from across the stables. Check it out - Read More

Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK)

Furman, Baskerville, Anderson, Bove, Sullivan Attending Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection Signing at Orbital Comics, London (UK)

Posted January 04th, 2017 at 9:49am by Va'al - 11,006 views

London-based Orbital Comics will be holding another signing session with Transformers comics creators, this time to celebrate the full launch of the Hachette Partworks Definitive G1 collection, as reported previously! The guests for the event on Saturday 14th January are Simon Furman, Stephen Baskerville, Jeff Anderson, Lee Sullivan and John-Paul Bove - check out more info below! To celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks, Orbital Comics is - Read More

Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017

Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017

Posted January 01st, 2017 at 12:11pm by Va'al - 16,307 views

We have the very first update of the year from TFNation - the UK fan-run Transformers convention - in the form of the first voice guest announcement: the voice behind Beast Wars Blackarachnia, and many more, Venus Terzo! Read more about her and her career below. Transmission_Initiated Transmission ID: 00006 TFNation_2017 Operation: Venus Terzo to attend TFNation 2017 Joining UK fans for the very first time, we are pleased to announce the incredibly talented Venus Terzo, Beast Wars - Read More

Interview with Transformers: The Last Knight Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura: Dinobots, Villains, Bumblebee, Spoilers

Interview with Transformers: The Last Knight Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura: Dinobots, Villains, Bumblebee, Spoilers

Posted December 29th, 2016 at 12:48pm by Va'al - 21,517 views

Via entertainment website Collider, we have a new interview with film producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, which touches upon plot points of the upcoming Paramount live-action movie Transformers: The Last Knight. There are some definite spoilers about the plot, among some pointers about names, more names involved in the future Bumblebee spin-off movie, and so steer away In between getting to see Bay work up close for the first time and watching tons of explosions and gunfire, I was able to - Read More

David Kaye's Beast Wars Megatron Christmas 2016 Video

David Kaye's Beast Wars Megatron Christmas 2016 Video

Posted December 25th, 2016 at 12:01pm by Va'al - 23,519 views

It must be that time of the year again, as voice actor David Kaye has taken to social media to share a message from his favourite purple dinosaur villain with a penchant for rubber duckies. That's right, Beast Wars Megatron is here to wish viewers a merry Christmyeeessssss..! Check it out - Read More

Harry Orenstein Interview on Life, Music and Bringing the Transformers to the US

Harry Orenstein Interview on Life, Music and Bringing the Transformers to the US

Posted December 24th, 2016 at 1:40pm by Va'al - 13,496 views

In a recent issue of Newsweek, the magazine featured an interview with Harry Orenstein - a Holocaust survivor and a the man practically single-handedly responsible for bringing the Transformers to the US way back when. Check out the whole piece in the magazine here, or read some relevant snippets from the interview below! Orenstein is now 93, and his wife, Carolyn Sue (Susie), is 72, but he is too busy having fun to sink placidly into his dotage. Three days a week, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., he - Read More

TFNation 2017 Updates: Hotel, Prices, John-Paul Bove

TFNation 2017 Updates: Hotel, Prices, John-Paul Bove

Posted December 23rd, 2016 at 2:06pm by Va'al - 10,834 views

We have a couple of updates from TFNation 2017 headquarters, as the team released some more guest announcements and a whole botta housekeeping information - check it all out below, and get ready to start planning your UK trip soon! Transmission_Initiated Transmission ID: 00005 TFNation_2017 Operation: Two guest announcements? . The TFNation crew wish you all a Merry Christmas and, in celebration of this festive season, we have two announcements lined up. The first is to announce that - Read More

Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Hasbro Announce Contract Extension for CEO Brian Goldner

Posted December 21st, 2016 at 1:43pm by Va'al - 14,228 views

Fellow Seibertronian AzT has spotted a new press release over at Hasbro HQ, concerning their current CEO Brian Goldner - and it looks he will be CEO for three more years, as his contract has been extended! You can find out more information below. PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that its Board of Directors has agreed with the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO Brian Goldner to extend the term of his employment agreement another three years - Read More

Comic Book Resources interview with John Barber on IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing

Comic Book Resources interview with John Barber on IDW Optimus Prime Ongoing

Posted December 16th, 2016 at 3:22pm by D-Maximus_Prime - 17,708 views

The interviews keep on rolling in for John Barber and the whole of IDW's Optimus Prime ongoing. Comic Book Resources were able to snag an interview with Mr. Continuity himself and ask him even more questions about the new ongoing and where it will be headed. You can check out the full interview HERE and catch a sneak peak below. Let us know what you think of this latest interview in the comments section below! In Prime, you have this unique lead with literally millions of years of history. - Read More

Season 4 Speculated to be the last for Transformers: Rescue Bots

Season 4 Speculated to be the last for Transformers: Rescue Bots

Posted December 15th, 2016 at 2:30am by Bronzewolf - 23,560 views

We bring you potentially sad news today, Seibertronians, as the Transformers cartoon intended for Preschool audiences that later found it's footing with many adult fans, Rescue Bots, may be coming to an end. Yes, the popular show entered its fourth season this year, and it could be the last, as D. C. Douglas (Aka the voice of Chase on the show) said on the Tweeters today. Some of the cast and crew seem to have been in attendance for a RB Wrap dinner, further signifying the end. D.C. - Read More

Interview with John Barber and Kei Zama on IDW Optimus Prime Series

Interview with John Barber and Kei Zama on IDW Optimus Prime Series

Posted December 13th, 2016 at 1:53pm by Va'al - 14,227 views

From comics and entertainment site Comicosity, we have another interview with creators John Barber and Kei Zama about their upcoming (i.e. tomorrow) first book together: Optimus Prime #1! Part of the post-Revolution phase in the IDWverse, Reconstruction, you can find out more about the book below and here, check out the full preview here, and read our review once the book is released. AL: Based on the cover I can assume Optimus won’t be alone in this series. Can you discuss who will be - Read More

Transformers: Prime Concept Art by Jose Lopez

Transformers: Prime Concept Art by Jose Lopez

Posted December 13th, 2016 at 4:04am by Va'al - 28,006 views

It's been really quite a while since we heard from animated show Transformers: Prime, but thanks to the show's art director Jose Lopez and his Twitter account, we have some concept art to show off (much like for Robots in Disguise, as seen here). The images below show studies and models for Predaking, Smokescreen, Megatron, Arcee, Cliffjumper, plus a bonus watercolour image of Optimus Prime signed by Peter Cullen himself - check it all out! - Read More

IDW Publishing To Establish Satellite Office In Portland - Press Release

IDW Publishing To Establish Satellite Office In Portland - Press Release

Posted December 08th, 2016 at 1:43pm by Va'al - 18,137 views

While nothing strictly Transformers-specific, we just got news from IDW Publishing that they are in fact opening a second branch - or a satellite, as they call it - in Portland, Oregon! The offices will actually serve as a launch pad for a new imprint, and will be directed by Dirk Wood. Check out more below in the official press release. IDW Publishing To Establish Satellite Office In Portland VP of Marketing Dirk Wood To Spearhead Operations, Start New Imprint San Diego, CA (December 8, - Read More

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