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Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 3:56pm by mooncake623 - 1,808 views

NEW! Press released from Pete@Funpub. Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015! PRESS RELEASE March 26, 2015 Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th. This will be Mr. Welker’s first ever convention appearance. Fort Worth, TX - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice actors of our generation, will - Read More

Twincast / Podcast Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" includes interview with James Roberts!

Twincast / Podcast Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" includes interview with James Roberts!

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 2:26pm by ScottyP - 2,421 views

Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast. This episode features your always exceptional, sometimes sober host, ScottyP, the very metal xRotorstormx, dark horse Megatronus, and the ever winsome RodimusConvoy13. Oh, and this pretty popular author you may have heard of stops by: James Roberts! Sit back and enjoy as Va'al and Scotty P cut up, hang out, and wax philosophical with this very special guest. Episode #113 "Signal to Noise" is available directly - Read More

Unicron Concept Art by Floro Dery

Unicron Concept Art by Floro Dery

Posted March 24th, 2015 at 5:12am by Va'al - 8,600 views

Fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath keeps an eye on the activities of concept artist Floro Dery, the mind and hands behind several setting of the original Transformers: The Movie (1986). The latest print offered is the artist's recent rendition of the Chaos Bringer, Unicron (not the actual art used for the movie) - check it out below, and head here to purchase this wonderful piece of art! MY 2014 VERSION OF UNICRON Unicron rips Cybertron apart as Autobot and Decepticon warships attack. Also - Read More

Chinese Farmers Become Junkions, Build And Sell Their Own Transformers

Chinese Farmers Become Junkions, Build And Sell Their Own Transformers

Posted March 21st, 2015 at 4:05pm by Autobot032 - 16,512 views

This news piece comes to us, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian NuclearConvoy and you can read the full article over on the Lost At E Minor website, right here. Two farmers, a father and son team, based in China, have been taking scrap metal pieces and creating statues of movieverse Bumblebee, Jetfire and Optimus Prime, among others. Scrap metal has always been big business, for example, cast iron tubs are made from scrap and they go for a pretty penny, but this takes the cake. Farmers Yu - Read More

Transformers UK Classics - Interview with James Roberts and Lloyd Young

Transformers UK Classics - Interview with James Roberts and Lloyd Young

Posted March 20th, 2015 at 5:12am by Va'al - 12,183 views

Via a tip from Seibertron.com member Sabrblade, and courtesy of fellow Transformers fan Stuart Webb, we have a wonderful set of interviews with the minds behind the remastering and repackaging of the Marvel UK G1 comics - now collected into several volumes under Classics UK by IDW - editors James Roberts (texts) and Lloyd Young (images/scans)! You can read the full, detailed, lengthy piece here, and some snippets below. As well as providing the making of text, how involved are you in the - Read More

American Cinematheque LA - Transformers: The Movie Cast and Crew Panel

American Cinematheque LA - Transformers: The Movie Cast and Crew Panel

Posted March 18th, 2015 at 10:29am by Va'al - 20,420 views

With the current flurry of screenings across the US of the 1986 Transformers movie, and the unfortunate news of the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy, it's unsurprising that we hear more from the people involved in its creation, from a cast, crew and other perspectives! Entertainment website Topless Robot has posted a list of ten major points to come out of the Q&A session during the event in LA (which you can also watch for yourself via the embedded clip below!), ranging from Flint Dille, voice - Read More

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes on iTunes, Keving Manthei Score Tracks for Free

Transformers: Robots In Disguise Episodes on iTunes, Keving Manthei Score Tracks for Free

Posted March 17th, 2015 at 6:47am by Va'al - 17,245 views

Still trying to find a good catch-up version of the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series? Good news: iTunes has just made the first two episodes available on their website - with the first one showing for free and only $2.99 for the second one! If you have seen the two episodes, and are looking for some of the sweet tunes playing during them, composer Kevin Manthei is your man. He has uploaded two tracks from the show so far to his personal Tumblr to stream freely: Welcome to - Read More

D.C. Douglas Recounts How Rescue Bots Chase and Mass Effect Roles are "Indebted To The Spock Archetype"

D.C. Douglas Recounts How Rescue Bots Chase and Mass Effect Roles are "Indebted To The Spock Archetype"

Posted March 16th, 2015 at 11:59pm by LOST Cybertronian - 13,374 views

Voice Actor D.C. Douglas recently posted a blog about how Leonard Nimoy's Spock character influenced his role as Chase on Transformers Rescue Bots and Mass Effect's Legion. He posts his audition for Chase and call back audition for Legion. D.C. Douglas wrote:And then there’s Chase! He was a challenge once we started recording the first episode. The breakdown (description of the voice the producers wanted) was that of Friday from “Dragnet.” D.C. Douglas wrote:Here is my audition - Read More

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 1:16pm by Va'al - 21,267 views

In unsurprising but nonetheless exciting news for European Transformers fans, we have an update from the official Tumblr page for Auto Assembly 2015, concerning some confirmed new guests for the August event in Birmingham. Joining the already announced voice actors Sumalee Montano and James Horan, comics professionals JP Bove, James Roberts and Nick Roche return once more to the biggest Transformers event in Europe! Check out the image below for even more - Read More

Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game - Casey Coller Signature Series Episode Details

Transformers: Legends Mobile Device Game - Casey Coller Signature Series Episode Details

Posted March 15th, 2015 at 11:20am by Va'al - 11,467 views

You might remember the latest Signature Series event in the Transformers Legends mobile game, featuring Dan Khanna - but we're here to report a new update in the line, with current IDW artist Casey Coller in the spotlight! Check out the Legends blog for more information, and scroll down for more, including the event's artwork. “Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong! ” Casey W. Coller, reporting from my underground workstation! (basement studio) I’m honored and ecstatic to be a part - Read More

Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli to Attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli to Attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted March 11th, 2015 at 6:10am by Va'al - 18,129 views

Our friends over at TFCon Toronto got in touch to let us know about another addition to their guest roster: Livio Ramondelli! Artist for multiple IDW series, and current main drawing person on Combiner Wars, he will be attending the 17-19th July event and offering signings, prints and commissions. Check out more info below! We are pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist Livio Ramondelli will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. Livio is known to fans for his work on IDW’s - Read More

Jeff Hale, Animation Director for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Sesame Street and More Passes Away at 92

Jeff Hale, Animation Director for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Sesame Street and More Passes Away at 92

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 3:16pm by Va'al - 19,281 views

We're sad to report more sad news for the history of the Transformers franchise, as Jeff Hale, animation director for the original Generation One cartoon, has passed away at the end of February at the age of 92. The Seibertron.com staff would like to offer their sincere condolences to the Hale family and their loved ones. You can read a detailed synopsis of Hale's life here and below. Jeff Hale, the award-winning director best known for his work with Sesame Street and the controversial - Read More

Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Takeover - The Cybertronic Spree and Transformers: The Movie

Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Takeover - The Cybertronic Spree and Transformers: The Movie

Posted March 10th, 2015 at 1:32pm by Va'al - 19,251 views

We've just received a notification from music performers The Cybertronic Spree of yet another screening of Transformers: The Movie (1986) - this time in Toronto's Bloor Cinema, and featuring a live performance from the robotic band! Find out more from the official website here, and head below for the official press release. Bloor Takeover: The Cybertronic Spree Journey beyond good, beyond evil, and beyond your wildest imagination as local robots in disguise The Cybertronic Spree take over - Read More

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - A Livio Ramondelli Ongoing Insight

IDW Transformers: Combiner Wars - A Livio Ramondelli Ongoing Insight

Posted March 04th, 2015 at 7:59am by Va'al - 16,295 views

IDW Transformers artist and a fan of fans Livio Ramondelli has started a new thread over on the IDW message boards, specifically addressing questions that anyone might have about the upcoming Combiner Wars comics event (and his past work on Punishment, Primacy and more). The thread will be the only way of fielding those questions and answers, but we've collected below some of the major points to be expected from the Transformers/Windblade crossover. Head over to the IDW boards to ask your own - Read More

IDW Publishing Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye #38 RI Cover art by Jefferey Veregge

IDW Publishing Transformers and More Than Meets the Eye #38 RI Cover art by Jefferey Veregge

Posted March 03rd, 2015 at 5:19pm by Va'al - 15,831 views

We were going to share these covers with the Seibertron.com review of this week's Transformers comics, but as the IDW Publishing Facebook page has shown them to all, we might as well join in the fun! Find mirrored below the retailer incentive cover variant for MTMTE and Transformers #38, showing off Megatron and Optimus Prime in a wonderfully stylised fashion and background, by Jeffrey Veregge. - Read More

Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Japanese Magazine Scans April 2015 - Figure King, Plus Designer Hisashi Yuki Interview

Posted March 02nd, 2015 at 4:59pm by Va'al - 22,629 views

In addition to the Dengeki Hobby scans, fellow Seibertron.com and Allspark.com member Powered Convoy has shared with us images of the Figure King magazine, issue 205. The publication also features a lengthy interview (shown below in translation) with Takara designer Hisashi Yuki. Check it out below, and the images after that, featuring more on Masterpieces, Transformers Adventure and the ThreeA Dark of the Moon Megatron replica! Powered Convoy wrote:The Allspark in collaboration with SydneyY - Read More

Preview of Transformers: Animated - The Complete Allspark Almanac, plus Contest

Preview of Transformers: Animated - The Complete Allspark Almanac, plus Contest

Posted March 02nd, 2015 at 4:44pm by Va'al - 27,236 views

Jim Sorenson, co-author with Bill Forster of the Allspark Almanac and regular Seibertron.com presence, has updated the Disciples of Boltax blog with an eight-page preview of this week's Transormers: Animated release by IDW Publishing: The Complete Allspark Almanac! Check them out mirrored below, and head to the blog here to find out more about the small contest held for fans of both this and the original release of the same pages. Then it hit me... there are numerous pages that aren't - Read More

Bob Budiansky to attend East Coast Comicon April 11 and 12

Bob Budiansky to attend East Coast Comicon April 11 and 12

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 8:35pm by LOST Cybertronian - 21,304 views

Bob Budiansky who worked on the Marvel Transformers comic will be attending East Coast Comicon at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ on April 11 and 12. You can see all the guest information here. East Coast Comicon wrote:During a 20-year career in the comic book industry, mostly at Marvel Comics, Bob Budiansky worked as an editor, illustrator, and writer. Although he edited titles like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, was the regular penciler on Ghost Rider for more than a - Read More

Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars - Another Interview with Scott And Barber

Windblade Returns in Transformers: Combiner Wars - Another Interview with Scott And Barber

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 1:18pm by Va'al - 17,297 views

The second piece of news from Rachel Stevens of Women Write About Comics has some of a crossover with the CBR article we posted earlier, but offers some interesting additions and further developments to that interview, as Mairghread Scott and John Barber answer even more questions about the upcoming Combiner Wars event with IDW Publishing and where the two series - Windblade and The Transformers - will be going from there. Read more here, and some selected quotes below! If you were to - Read More

James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview

James Roberts on IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - Audio Interview

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 1:11pm by Va'al - 19,567 views

A couple of news posts courtesy of Cybertronian correspondent Rachel Stevens over on Women Write About Comics, starting with a lengthy interview with current IDW Publishing writer for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The hour-long audio deals mostly with general issues of the series, from its conception to ongoing issues, but there are some very interesting snippets throughout. You can listen to it in its entirety below! James Roberts, writer and mastermind, talks robots, disguises, - Read More

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #113 - Signal To Noise
Twincast / Podcast #113:
"Signal To Noise"
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015