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Interview with Composer Steve Jablonsky: Transformers, Michael Bay, Music, Life

Interview with Composer Steve Jablonsky: Transformers, Michael Bay, Music, Life

Posted July 31st, 2014 at 4:49pm by Va'al - 10,461 views

Curious to hear more from the creative mind behind the scores of the Transformers live-action movie franchise, including Age of Extinction, Steve Jablonsky? Look no further: MStarz were able to catch up with the composer to talk about his tastes in music, his formation, his arrival on the music scene and his relationship with director Michael Bay - check out the whole piece here, and a snippet below! You've worked with filmmaker Michael Bay and his production company, Platinum Dunes, on a - Read More

Paramount Extends Michael Bay Deal for Three More Years

Paramount Extends Michael Bay Deal for Three More Years

Posted July 31st, 2014 at 1:07pm by Va'al - 20,736 views

According to a new article in media website The Wrap, the deal between Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay has been extended for another three years, and includes two of Bay's companies. This does not really come as a surprise, given the sheer amount of money even just Transformers: Age of Extinctions has made internationally. It also reinforces the idea that Bay will be directing the next installment in the movie series, of course - to find out more, head here, and check out a snippet - Read More

Auto Assembly 2014 - Exclusive Hasbro Licensed Dinobot T-Shirt by Josh Burcham

Auto Assembly 2014 - Exclusive Hasbro Licensed Dinobot T-Shirt by Josh Burcham

Posted July 31st, 2014 at 5:34am by Va'al - 6,348 views

It appears Auto Assembly 2014 is going all out for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise! Not only have they broken the previous record for European attendance on pre-orders alone, have an official photographer, band, bar, fan art gallery, redesigned goodie bags, a new podcast.. they have finally revealed their officially Hasbro-licensed exclusive product: a Dinobot Band t-shirt designed by none other than IDW artist and colourist Josh Burcham! Check out more info and an image - Read More

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Reiventing the Cog Part 2 - Interview with James Roberts: Chromedome / Rewind, Megatron, Politics

Posted July 30th, 2014 at 2:43pm by Va'al - 8,003 views

You may remember the first part of this lengthy, in-depth interview with IDW's Transformers wordsmith James Roberts from a while back. The folks over at Sequart were finally able to post the second part, and you can read it in its entirety here! Take a brief glimpse at some of the great topics discussed, from Chromedome and Rewind's relationship, Megatron's development and the importance of pacing and dialogue, below, too. WHITTAKER: Knowing you go through that kind of stringent - Read More

TFCon USA (Chicago) - Aaron Archer Announced as Guest

TFCon USA (Chicago) - Aaron Archer Announced as Guest

Posted July 29th, 2014 at 1:41pm by Va'al - 8,743 views

A brief but substantial update from the people over at TFCon Chicago, taking place this October 24-26th: Aaron Archer, former Hasbro brand designer and general transforming robot person, has been added to the guest roster! Check out some more info below, and head here for the TFCon site. Aaron Archer is an illustrator and creative professional who spent over 18 years at Hasbro, Inc. designing for toy brands like TRANSFORMERS, GI Joe, STAR WARS Episode One, and various Batman lines. Aaron - Read More

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary

SDCC 2014 Coverage - IDW Publishing Hasbro Licensed Comics Panel Summary

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 4:44pm by Va'al - 21,267 views

Site owner Seibertron is still on the scene at SDCC 2014, and is taking in all the comics news that the IDW Publishing panel will send us this way - so keep an eye out below for panel updates as they come, and a full gallery to accompany it (which you can access by clicking on any image below)! Trasformers Robots in Disguise – John Barber writing, Andrew Griffith main artist. Searching on Earth for 'mysterious object' - everyone loves Thundercracker and Buster. Transformers More - Read More

SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary: Updated with Generations and RID Video Clips!

SDCC 2014 Coverage - Hasbro Transformers Panel Summary: Updated with Generations and RID Video Clips!

Posted July 24th, 2014 at 1:21pm by Va'al - 18,132 views

Seibertron is currently attending the Hasbro Transformers panel at SDCC, where new, current and older products are being discussed! Find below a summary of the event as it comes through, with images, notes, comments and whatever is sent our way. NOTE: Please come back and refresh this post, as it will be steadily updated throughout the whole panel. The panel has Hasbro's Sarah Carroll, designer Sean Carmine Isabella, IDW's John Barber, and Global Marketing Director Jerry Jivoin. - Read More

Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet

Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Age of Extinction Maybe Coming to CD, Win a Signed Score Sheet

Posted July 24th, 2014 at 11:09am by Va'al - 19,164 views

The kind and talented man that is composer Steve Jablonsky, the mind behind all live-action Transformers movies scores, has posted on his official Facebook page a couple of announcements regarding the Age of Extinction score and some juicy news about his attendance at SDCC 2014! Read on below to find out more about potential upcoming albums, ways to win signed score sheets and even the elusive Transformers (2007) CD set! And by the way, for those asking about an Age of Extinction CD - Read More

IDW Publishing at 15 - Ted Adams, Chris Ryall.. and Drift

IDW Publishing at 15 - Ted Adams, Chris Ryall.. and Drift

Posted July 22nd, 2014 at 7:10pm by Va'al - 15,536 views

In an article published on the comics section of the LA Times, IDW Publishing founder Ted Adams and chief editor Chris Ryall talk about the company, where it started and how it got to be what it is now, 15 years after its creation. And the Transformers show up too! Check out the whole interview here, and some relevant robotic snippets below. The metamorphosis into a major independent player was complete when IDW won comics command of an army of robots in disguise. “It sounds very trite - Read More

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Galvatron, Drift, Strafe, Lockdown, Slash and More

In-Hand Images - Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Galvatron, Drift, Strafe, Lockdown, Slash and More

Posted July 21st, 2014 at 10:41am by Va'al - 27,207 views

Japanese toy blogger Alfes2010 has been busy over the weekend, having acquired a whole box of Transformers: Lost Age Movie Advanced figures, including the likes of Galvatron, Lockdown, Strafe, Drift, Hound, Slash, leader class Grimlock and more! Check some of the images below, and head to his Twitter account for more. - Read More

IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 4:34pm by Va'al - 18,305 views

We just received the official IDW Publishing press release containing the entire schedule of events for next week's SDCC 2014, and have highlighted below all the Transformers related goodness! Make sure to check them out if you're in the area, or keep an eye on Seibertron.com for news as it happens. IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule Full List of This Years Best Panels & Signings Unleashed! San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014) – Last week IDW released their - Read More

How Hasbro Decides What Toys Become Movies

How Hasbro Decides What Toys Become Movies

Posted July 17th, 2014 at 4:55am by Va'al - 26,774 views

An interview with Hasbro executives over at Business Insider gives us a look at how the company pitches, chooses, nudges and ultimately lands on the big screen their originally (mostly) plastic properties - Transformers obviously included! Check out some snippets below, and read the whole piece here. With several more brands set to get the movie treatment in the next few years, we spoke with Hasbro Chief Marketing Officer John Frascotti to find out exactly how the company selects which of - Read More

Andrew Wildman Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Variant Covers with Galvatron Sketch Auctions

Andrew Wildman Transformers: Regeneration One #100 Variant Covers with Galvatron Sketch Auctions

Posted July 15th, 2014 at 1:51pm by Va'al - 17,860 views

Renowned Transformers artist Andrew Wildman continues his ReGeneration One #100 charity auction streak, shifting back to the purple corner for the next five sketches - the mighty Galvatron! Check out the auctions here, and make sure to drop by his blog for more on the Wildman himself and his work. The Galvatron sketches are now up on eBay. As with the previous auctions there are 5 copies of the Convention Variant cover of Transformers Regeneration One #100. Each is bagged and boarded. The - Read More

Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More

Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More

Posted July 15th, 2014 at 10:05am by Va'al - 20,587 views

With only a couple of weeks left before Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's biggest Transformers convention, it's time for a catch-all post rounding up the slew of news that they have been posting in the past weeks. Starting off with two special motored guests, Barricade and Bumblebee in their replica vehicle forms from the first three movies, available for free photos all weekend; next up is a surprise official Hasbro giveaway, of which we still know very little, other than it's official, and it's - Read More

Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Josh Nizzi

Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Josh Nizzi

Posted July 12th, 2014 at 11:09am by El Duque - 28,379 views

The Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art continues to roll out! This morning we have images from artist Josh Nizzi's website that give us his take on several of the characters from the film plus a few that didn't end up on screen. These include three very impressive looking Cybertronian Knights. We also get a closer look at many of the weapons seen in the film. Of particular interests are the images he's labeled "Creator Hand". During the film's opening sequence the only glimpse of the - Read More

London Film and Comic Con Transformers 30th Anniversary - Bob Budiansky, José Delbo and More

London Film and Comic Con Transformers 30th Anniversary - Bob Budiansky, José Delbo and More

Posted July 12th, 2014 at 8:51am by Va'al - 18,427 views

Were you planning on heading to London, UK, this 18-19th October, for the London Film and Comic Con? As a Transformers fan, you might want to after this announcement: Bob Budiansky, along with writers Simon Furman and James Roberts, and artists José Delbo, Andrew Wildman, Stephen Baskerville, Nick Roche will all be attending a special 30th anniversary bash in the comics area of the convention! Check out the press release mirrored below. Bob Budiansky will be leading a host of writers from - Read More

Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz

Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Michael Hritz

Posted July 10th, 2014 at 12:18am by El Duque - 22,166 views

We have even more Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art to share. This time form artist Michael Hritz via the Concept Robots Blog. Below we have a trio of bots commissioned by Polaris based on their ATV's. They didn't make it into the film, but still great to see the designs. Check 'em out below, for more artist commentary visit the Concept Robots Blog. Red: This was based on a new version of Polaris RZR makes which reminds me of an angry little gorilla in that it is small but - Read More

Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx

Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx

Posted July 08th, 2014 at 6:59pm by LOST Cybertronian - 22,910 views

After our first round of Age of Extinction concept art from Ken Christiansen, he has posted additional art on his Facebook page featuring Grimlock and Lockdown. Ken will also be appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx this coming weekend where you can pick his brain about initial design choices for Grimlock and Lockdown. You can see the announcement on his blog. - Read More

Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model

Emiliano Santalucia Megatron Character Model

Posted July 08th, 2014 at 1:24pm by El Duque - 16,569 views

Concept designer and artist Emiliano Santalucia has updated his blog with his character model for Megatron for the Transformers brand bible. The design was referenced for both the The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe and The Covenant of Primus. Check out his design below, you can read a few of his words on the concept by visiting his blog. - Read More

Michael Bay Named Second Highest Grossing Director

Michael Bay Named Second Highest Grossing Director

Posted July 08th, 2014 at 6:22am by Autobot032 - 16,114 views

Age Of Extinction has dominated the box office and continues to do so, with it's current worldwide tally at $576,295,954. With numbers like this, it's no surprise that Bay has become a bankable director, but until now, we had no idea just how bankable. Courtesy of Nelson, over at MichaelBay.com, we now have confirmation that not only has the Transformers franchise helped Michael become the second highest grossing director, but his highest grossing film? Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen! - Read More

View the rest of our exciting Transformers news here!

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
Twincast / Podcast #96:
"Age of Extinction"
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Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014