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Potential Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 / Neon Genesis Evangelion Crossover Repaint: EVA Optimus Prime Unit

Transformers News: Potential Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 / Neon Genesis Evangelion Crossover Repaint: EVA Optimus Prime Unit
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 1:24pm CDT
Categories: Media, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Planet Iacon

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Courtesy of the Planet Iacon fanpage on Facebook, we get a look at an interesting piece of artwork found in a hobby magazine, featuring Takara Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime in new colours, vaguely reminiscent of the Shattered Glass deco. But no, they are in fact the colour scheme of extremely popular (in Japan and elsewhere) anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion based EVA Unit-01, shown in the background of the piece. Take a look at the mirrored image below, and let us know if you have a fairly accurate translation of the accompanying text, so we can update this news with more details!

Transformers News: Potential Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10/Neon Genesis Evangelion Crossover Repaint

New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 1:20pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al

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With the first wave of both Deluxes and Voyagers from the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie toyline taken care of, Seibertron.com is proud to present some fun little dino companions for those of you with a construction vein: Transformers Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug! Check out the images below, and click on any of them to access the full galleries, including comparison shots with other Construct-Bots and respective Generations figures.


Age of Extinction: Construct-Bots Strafe

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug


Age of Extinction: Construct-Bots Grimlock

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug


Age of Extinction: Construct-Bots Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Transformers News: New Galleries - Transformers: Age of Extinction Construct-Bots Grimlock, Strafe and Slug

Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Price Drop

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Price Drop
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 12:09pm CDT
Categories: Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BBTS

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In our second piece of MP-22 Ultra Magnus news for the day, site sponsor BigBadToyStore has notified those with existing pre-orders that the price has been dropped from $279.99 to $189.99! While this is certainly welcome news, keep in mind the official solicitation from Takara Tomy has yet to be received, and the price is still subject to further change. The big guy is tentatively scheduled to arrive in December, of course that to is subject to change.

BBTS wrote:Hi - We have just learned more about the pricing of the MP-22 Ultra Magnus. The figure is set to sell in Japan for 19,440 yen retail. We have adjusted your preorder from $279.99 down to $189.99! Please note that the official solicitation has not yet been sent out from Takara, and the 19440 Yen retail price is subject to change. If the retail price goes up, we will need to adjust our pricing up proportionally, but we hope that will not be the case. Thanks so much for preordering from BBTS and we can't wait for the MP-22 to arrive!

Thanks!
Joel
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Movie Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, Prime) Splitting as Creative Team

Transformers News: Movie Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, Prime) Splitting as Creative Team
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 11:19am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter

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On a not strictly entirely related Transformers movies note, at least not in the foreseeable future, two of the biggest names in the film and TV industry, from production, writing, creation and even directing are undergoing a big shift. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the men behind the scripts for Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, producers of Transformers: Prime and long-time collaborators with the likes of J.J. Abrams (from Alias, to Fringe to the new Star Trek features) have announced the end of their partnership. Read more below, from an article in The Hollywood Reporter.

As we said, this does not affect our favourite transforming robots for what we can see as yet, as Ehren Kruger was working on both Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction. Will it affect the confirmed upcoming animated series sequel to Prime and Beast Hunters though? Leave your thoughts below!

Transformers News: Movie Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, Prime) Splitting


Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the biggest writing team in modern tentpole movies, are breaking up.

The duo, who first began writing together on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys before working with J.J. Abrams on Alias, have worked on the Star Trek and the Transformers franchises (the latter has grossed $2.7 billion so far, with a fourth installment on the way), as well as Mission: Impossible III. They also worked on the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Amazing Spider-Man 3.

THR has confirmed the pair are parting way on the movie side, though sources say the TV side of their production company, K/O Paper Products, will remain intact for the time being. The company has a deal with CBS TV Studios.

Insiders say the parting is amicable and has been brewing for some time as the writers have begun focusing on separate franchises. Orci is spending more time with Trek and is even in talks to direct the third installment. (No negotiations are taking place just yet but the writer already has Abrams' blessing.)

Kurtzman, who directed the drama People Like Us, is focusing more and more on the Spider-Man franchise and is attached to direct the spinoff Venom.

It is unclear how the film projects will be divided.

Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 2 Episode 'What Rises Above' - New Clip Featuring Mark Hamill

Transformers News: Transformers: Rescue Bots Season 2 Episode 'What Rises Above' - New Clip Featuring Mark Hamill
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 10:21am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Zap2it

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After the previous Hub Network press release for the Transformers: Rescue Bots 'What Rises Above' episode, starring both Peter Cullen and Mark Hamill as guset voices, we also get a new clip via Zap2it and further information, copied below!

Cody finds himself in a new world of trouble when his Uncle Woodrow comes to visit in a new episode of "Transformers Rescue Bots." Uncle Woodrow is voiced by "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill, and his character is convinced aliens exist beneath the Earth's surface.

As can be seen in the below Zap2it-exclusive clip, that doesn't go very well when the machine Cody and Uncle Woodrow operates switches into auto pilot. Peter Cullen also guest stars in the episode as Optimus Prime, who comes with the rest of the Rescue Team to save Cody and his Uncle.

"Transformers Rescue Bots" airs Saturdays on The Hub at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Accessories and Features

Transformers News: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus Accessories and Features
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 9:26am CDT
Categories: Sponsor News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): Robotkingdom

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The details on Takara Tomy's recently revealed Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus continue to roll in! Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted a list of accessories that will accompany the figure, which will include both Spike and Daniel minifigures. As expected based on the prototype images there will be a face swap feature, plus alternate fists. They go on to state he will be a new mold, and the cab does not have to detach from the trailer for transformation.

Robotkingdom wrote:This item includes:
  • Ultra Magnus Main Body
  • Face for Exchange X 1
  • Weapon X 1
  • Daniel Figure X 1
  • Spike Figure X 1
  • Fist for Exchange
  • Manual

Transformation from Robot to Car Carrier mode do not require the remove of the Cabin.
Vehicle mode can fit in 4 other MP size Cars.
Totally new mold item.

Prime 1 Studios MMTFM-03 Starscream - First Colour Images

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studios MMTFM-03 Starscream - First Colour Images
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 8:59am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Itakon.it

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We've seen what Prime 1 Studio are capable of with their MMTFM-01 Megatron and MMTFM-02 DOTM Optimus Prime Transformers statues in the past. We now have a good, colour look at the next product in the line: MMTFM-03 Starscream, in his Revenge of the Fallen incarnation! Check out the images below, taken by Italian action figure website Itakon from a Chinese preview magazine.

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studios MMTFM-03 Starscream - First Colour Images

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studios MMTFM-03 Starscream - First Colour Images

Transformers News: Prime 1 Studios MMTFM-03 Starscream - First Colour Images

Seibertron.com Feature Article: To Parts-form or Not to Parts-form

Transformers News: Seibertron.com Feature Article: To Parts-form or Not to Parts-form
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 5:25am CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Toy News
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): Burn

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One of the things I saw being discussed in the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus thread was the fors and againsts of parts-forming.

For those unsure of what parts-forming is, it requires one or more parts to be removed from a Transformers mode and reattached to create the other mode. G1 figures are the main example, from having to attach fists (Seekers, Optimus Prime), a complete disassemble and reassemble (Omega Supreme) or feet, fists and chest pieces (gestalts).

Modern engineering aims to do away with parts-forming with all the necessary bits and pieces incorporated into the final toy with weapons often being the only loose parts. Some people like that, parents especially would like it as it means fewer parts to lose.

But if I were to pick a camp, I'd be pro-part-former. Why? Maybe nostalgic reasons, though I do not like modern gestalts where they try to incorporate everything. A few add-on bits wouldn't go astray. Which is the main reason I like them. Sometimes, not having things incorporated can make the figure better.


To illustrate my point, I present to you a semi-modern figure that is part-former, but in my opinion, one of the best figures of all time.

Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime


Here we have his alt mode, ignoring the chest part hiding there on the back, we have a good looking fire engine

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


And then comes the fun part. Taking him apart!

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


Not a very practical mode of transport that's for sure! But look what it becomes.

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


A very basic Optimus Prime robot mode. But what about the rest of his parts?

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay? Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


And this is where it gets fun.

Remove the ladder/upper chest/head from the trailer. Slide the chest of the smaller robot up to cover up its head, the fold the large robot chest over the top of it with the ladder hanging down behind. The forward part of trailer comes apart and unfolds to form larger forearms which fit over the smaller robots forearms. The middle part of the trailer comes apart and clips over the shoulder of the smaller robot. The rear part of the trailer also comes apart with panels on top opening up to clip over the smaller robots feet.

And all of that, results in this.

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


Sure there's a lot of cheating involved, but what makes a good figure?

Good looking alt mode - Check!
Good looking robot mode - Check!

And let's not forget, if you have RiD Ultra Magnus, you can do this!

Transformers News: Parts-forming ... Yay or Nay?


So in this particular case, is parts-forming such a bad thing? For me, no, it's not. What do the rest of you think?
(And feel free to use the Seibertron.com Toy Galleries for example images!)

Free Comic Book Day (featuring Transformers vs G.I. Joe) - Press Release

Transformers News: Free Comic Book Day (featuring Transformers vs G.I. Joe) - Press Release
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 4:29am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Free Comic Book Day

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The first Saturday in May features one of the biggest events in the comics industry, in terms of distribution, introduction and just plain old community spirit: Free Comic Book Day! A list of 60 titles, offered by different publishers, will be given out for free to anyone heading to their local comic book shop (as long as they're participating) - and for you Transformers fans, it marks the debut of the John Barber and Tom Scioli led Transformers vs G.I. Joe. Read on below for the official press release and further information on the event.

Transformers News: Free Comic Book Day (featuring Transformers vs G.I. Joe) - Press Release


Free Comic Book Day is only 10 Days Away!
Get free comics at participating comic book shops on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.


(BALTIMORE, MD) — (April 23, 2014) —In 10 days, the most anticipated event in the comic book industry, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) will be celebrated at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S., Canada, and worldwide! 2014 marks the biggest FCBD event yet with 60 free comics available for new and devoted comics fans to discover, while also exploring what other treasures their local comic shop has to offer.

On Saturday May 3rd, anyone that visits a participating comic shop will receive at least one or more of the designated FCBD comics for free. The Free Comic Book Day Committee picked a listing of Gold and Silver sponsors whose comic books include titles that are great for kids and adults. This year’s roster contains 60 free comics that include titles for everyone’s tastes with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, DC’s The New 52: Futures End, Archie, Spongebob, Teen Titans Go!, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, Transformers, Sonic, and many more for fans to discover! Complete descriptions of all 60 FCBD titles, along with four-to-six page previews can be found online at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.

Comic shops will also host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters, and other community building activities throughout the day. Every comic shop celebrates FCBD in their own unique way and fans have an opportunity to see their local comic shop’s personality and thriving community of pop-culture enthusiasts on display.

“Free Comic Book Day gives new and devoted comic book, entertainment, and pop-culture fans the opportunity to get great titles for free, while participating in fun and interactive comic shop events,” said Free Comic Book Day Spokesperson Jason Blanchard. “Comic shops plan their FCBD activities months in advance to give their community the best FCBD experience in order to bring together like-minded fans who love the same stories, TV shows, and movies, while being able to discover new stories that will entertain and enrich their lives.”

For more FBCD news and updates, go to the FCBD website at http://www.freecomicbookday.com. Also check out what legendary comic book creator Stan Lee has to say about FCBD at http://bit.ly/StanLeeFCBD.

For daily FCBD updates, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/freecomicbook and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/freecomicbook. Find a comic shop near you at http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator and celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3rd, 2014!

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ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!

WeLoveFine Transformers Art Design Contest - The Results

Transformers News: WeLoveFine Transformers Art Design Contest - The Results
Date: Thursday, April 24th 2014 4:06am CDT
Categories: Company News, Contests
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): WeLoveFine

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You may remember a while back we sent out a call for WeLoveFine Transformers t-shirts and print designs, in which Seibertron.com staff would be judging for the Optimus Prime pick too! The results have now been announced, and there's some interesting stuff going on here - head over to WeLoveFine to check out the winners (which were also determined by availability, rights and other factors, not just first picks) below!

Transformers News: WeLoveFine Transformers Art Design Contest - The Results

Transformers News: WeLoveFine Transformers Art Design Contest - The Results

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