BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 1:33PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has been following the BotCon 2014 updates via their own official Twitter account - and they have just announced this year's author behind the convention exclusive Transformers: Timelines story: Marty Isenberg, of various Transformers TV series credit, from Beast Machines and Animated to Prime and Rescue Bots!


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Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564263)
Posted by craggy on April 10th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564272)
Posted by Va'al on April 10th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
craggy wrote:what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?


A beard.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564303)
Posted by Rated X on April 10th, 2014 @ 5:56pm CDT
So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564304)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 10th, 2014 @ 6:10pm CDT
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
He's the writer, but not the one who conceived the idea. Thst was already in stone by last year's BotCon.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564335)
Posted by It Is Him on April 10th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
Marty Isenberg? Hot damn!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564347)
Posted by shajaki on April 10th, 2014 @ 10:43pm CDT
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564354)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 10th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
Sort of like how I "blame" Simon Furman for creating the god I pray to every night. I was looking forward to a life of atheism, dammit...

And yes, no matter how I feel about Beast Machines, I seriously love Marty for Animated. Just as Dille and Wise each wrote some of the best and worst G1 eps, so it should be that the same man helped guide both the best and worst TF series.

(And before anyone tells me I have the quality of the two series backwards, that just reinforces the broader point ;) )

Genuinely looking forward to this story.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564394)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:40am CDT
Thinking about it, the person or persons responsible for thinking up each year's theme for BotCon isn't something that we usually learn. So, while we know of each year's theme, there typically isn't a name attached to those who come up with each one. meaning we can't go pointing fingers at whoever conceived this year's "Pirates Vs Knights" theme.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564434)
Posted by craggy on April 11th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
I liked the idea of the theme, and I'm liking 3 of the 4 toys we've been told about so far. (Albino Ferak, not so much) so I'd be quite happy to know who to congratulate.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564513)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 11th, 2014 @ 3:27pm CDT
Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564517)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 11th, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


I'm right there with you.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564542)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


The wait... it kills me. :BOOM:
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564600)
Posted by Rated X on April 11th, 2014 @ 10:42pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?

Devcon and Scorponok are G1 characters. They have nothing to do with knights and pirates unless some bonehead decides to make them into knights and pirates. I know im in the minority, but I wish Funpub would do away with "themes" altogether. Just give us awesome classics filler sets from different continuities. Theme ??? We dont need no stinkin theme !!!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564607)
Posted by It Is Him on April 11th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
I wish funpub would just quit making toys altogether. It really detracts from the themes and long-line experience they sell us every year.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564623)
Posted by shajaki on April 12th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564696)
Posted by It Is Him on April 12th, 2014 @ 8:11am CDT
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.


ID BUY THE SHIT OUT OF THAT
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564750)
Posted by craggy on April 12th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564755)
Posted by ScottyP on April 12th, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:long-line experience


I'm gonna give them some props here - the lines run more smoothly each and every year, with a possible exception in 2012 because their card readers went fubar on the first day for the club store. They've really come a long way since the horrible line debacle that was 2009.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564794)
Posted by shajaki on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
craggy wrote:
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?

i dont really follow...
but let me clarify: the story behind any given botcon, i dont care at all. i just look at the toys.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564799)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?

Devcon and Scorponok are G1 characters. They have nothing to do with knights and pirates unless some bonehead decides to make them into knights and pirates.



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