Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale!

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We just received some very interesting news from our friends over at IDW Publishing, who are teaming up with Hasbro and DeNA to bring the ultimate Transformers fan experience in the latest Transformers: Legends episode! Check out below for details on how to access a free IDW comic, a 15% sale at HasbroToyShop and the new game episode - Dark Cybertron.

Transformers News: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale!


Hasbro, DeNA, and IDW Publishing Deliver the Ultimate Fan Experience for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

San Diego, CA (February 5, 2014) – Hasbro, DeNA and IDW Publishing today announced a collaboration to bring Dark Cybertron to life in a new interactive experience for the action-packed mobile card battle game TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Fans that play the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS in-game episode that starts on February 5 and runs through February 11 will gain free access to a special edition Dark Cybertron comic from IDW Publishing, in addition to exclusive discounts on select TRANSFORMERS action figures from Hasbro featured in the Dark Cybertron story, such as ARMADA STARSCREAM and SKYWARP.

TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

Dark Cybertron is the first Team Battle episode in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. It combines elements of cooperative and competitive gameplay that players have never experienced before this mobile game. In the Dark Cybertron episode players will join forces with the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battle against a powerful and ancient enemy, the NECROTITAN, and fight to unravel the meaning behind mysterious new developments in the battle for CYBERTRON.

The new Dark Cybertron episode is available to play beginning on February 5 by downloading TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/TRANSFORMERS-LEGENDS

Free Dark Cybertron Comic Book

As part of the collaboration between DeNA and IDW Publishing, players who take part in this week’s TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Dark Cybertron episode can also download a special issue of the Dark Cybertron comic book for free via the game. The limited release comic chronicles the latest developments in the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons from the fan-favorite series.

Save on Action Figures

Completing the TRANSFORMERS fan experience, HasbroToyShop.com is offering a 15 percent off discount from Feb. 5-11, 2014 on select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS action figures featured in the Dark Cybertron storyline: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Autobot Scoop Figure (SKU #A5780), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Mini-Con Assault Team Figure (SKU #A5779), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Skywarp Figure (SKU #A5778) and the Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Armada Starscream Figure (SKU #A5777). To purchase the discounted action figures, please visit: www.HasbroToyShop.com/tflegends15

Assets for the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Dark Cybertron in-game episode, the Dark Cybertron comic, and images of select TRANSFORMERS action figures on sale can be downloaded via this link: http://moba.ge/DarkCybertron

About DeNA
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, the Mobage social games platform, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: http://www.dena.com

About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.


Transformers News: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale!
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Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548099)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 5th, 2014 @ 10:33am CST
Oh man, I need that Armada Starscream artwork by itself very badly... =P~ :x
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548102)
Posted by triKlops on February 5th, 2014 @ 10:40am CST
Just put my order in for all 4 of the deluxe wave as well as the last 2 Kreo combiners from the last wave.
Thanks for the info and coupon! ;)^
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548138)
Posted by wolverinetodd on February 5th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CST
Yep, just placed my order for the four as well. Saved $2.25 ($9.00 total) on each and qualified for free shipping. The retail stores in my area haven't started getting in anything yet so this is the best route to get the figures and at a discount at that. Thanks so much for the discount code.

I managed to snag Goldfire, Hoist, and Dreadwing through http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com a couple of weeks ago, but for some reason they failed to list Skids at the same time. And of course, now it's out of stock. So now I'm waiting for Skids to be restocked and hopefully that'll happen about the same time Whirl is added to the "Order Now" category. Or maybe even when Rattrap, Crosscut, Tankor, Arcee, and Chromia are added would be excellent as well. Free shipping is free shipping.

I also recommend ordering the simplified transformation version of Voyager Class Predaking. This dude is huge and lists for the same price as the other Voyagers that are smaller than it is, including its original version of itself. And the wings are better than the original when it comes to posing them behind Predaking in robot mode.
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548145)
Posted by Dr Va'al on February 5th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Oh man, I need that Armada Starscream artwork by itself very badly... =P~ :x


That would be Guido Guidi.



Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548157)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 5th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Oh man, I need that Armada Starscream artwork by itself very badly... =P~ :x


That would be Guido Guidi.





Well, great to know who did it...

...but I still want the artowrk of Starscream by himself. No groupshots, no texts, no nuthin'. Just 'Screamer and whatever background fits. [-(
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548220)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 5th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:...but I still want the artowrk of Starscream by himself. No groupshots, no texts, no nuthin'. Just 'Screamer and whatever background fits. [-(
Even if the background has him standing in the middle of (a still-intact, non-destroyed) Equestria or Bikini Bottom? :P
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548250)
Posted by Burn on February 5th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CST
So I was able to get it working again on my tablet and I got back into playing.

Until today when it updated and the stupid SD card error returned.
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548291)
Posted by That_Guy on February 6th, 2014 @ 7:17am CST
It would be nice to take part in this event, but as soon as I updated, I get the SD card issue, which has nothing on it. First I miss out one a even with Getaway who being a 2nd gen RX-7 made me angry (I was getting a separate issue for over a month saying my smartphone was to blame, which it wasn't they fixed it after the Halloween one), now I'll probably miss out on this one. This is the only game from Mobadge I've had issues with.
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1548570)
Posted by Marcdachamp on February 7th, 2014 @ 8:30am CST
Yesterday, I was a few minutes away from partaking in this "sale" until I thought better of it. The only figure from that wave I really wanted was Armada Starscream, and after shipping, he still would have been over $20. Ended up finding him at Target for $15 last night. Happy I held off. :grin:
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1552184)
Posted by El Duque on February 19th, 2014 @ 9:10pm CST
DeNA has announced the latest event for their Transformers Legends mobile device game, "When Sparks Fly". Check out the details and promo art below. The game can be downloaded by clicking here.

[quote]

WHEN SPARKS FLY" A BEAST WARS EVENT IS NOW LIVE!



Racing to a volatile crash site in the wilderness, the Maximal Silverbolt is astonished to discover a pod marked only with an “X” at the crater’s epicenter. Still unsure of what the pod contains, the villainous Predacons attack Silverbolt, trying to steel the pod! Leading the charge, Predacons Blackarachnia, Waspinator and Terrorsaur overpower the noble Maximal, but Silverbolt will go down fighting!

Terrorsaur accidentally breaks the pod open during the battle and its contents are let loose—the abomination called Rampage, a mish-mash of scientific monstrosity created to destroy and devour its enemies—and Rampage thinks EVERYONE is his enemy!

The bombastic battle knocks Silverbolt and Blackarachnia into a swamp where they are forced to rely on each other to survive. At first, bitter enemies, Silverbolt’s chivalrous attitude slowly wins over Blackarachnia’s acidic personality. The two survive and rejoin the melee, only to discover that while on opposite sides of the battle line, the two have more in common than either would have dared believe.

The skirmish with Rampage is joined by Depthcharge, a fierce Maximal who recognized the crashed pod for what it was, the prison holding Rampage! Blaming Rampage for the slaughter of dozens of his friends, Depthcharge is out for revenge![/quote]

Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1552189)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 19th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CST
BEAST WAAA-- Why is Waspinator yellow?
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1552190)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 19th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CST
"...robots die!"

Battlebots was on at the same time Fox was airing butchered reruns of Beast Wars, so it makes enough sense.

And hey, Terrorsaur lived until at least Bad Spark in game 'continuity'! Awesome! Here's hoping his card is his Transmetal body.
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553796)
Posted by El Duque on February 26th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CST
The Technobots and Terrocons take center stage in the latest Transformers: Legends mobile device event, "Circuit Breaker". Click here to download the app, and check out the awesome promo art from fan favorite artist Guido Guidi.


[quote]The Terrocons and the Technobots face off for a chance to hold the keys to an unsuspecting Autobot City in "Circuit Breaker!" Starting today: http://moba.ge/TRANSFORMERSLegends[/quote]

Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553801)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 26th, 2014 @ 8:20pm CST
Okay, so I take it she doesn't actually appear in this, lest the Technobots have to fend off Disney lawyers?

Actually, they'd make for an interesting ultra-rare card, maybe represented by that Optimouse Prime toy...
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553870)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 27th, 2014 @ 8:08am CST
I'm surprised they never tried for a legally safe analogue.

If they put a woman in a body suit and have her shoot electricty and call her Buzzkill or something can Hasbro still get sued?
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553881)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on February 27th, 2014 @ 9:10am CST
They "have" tried... that's why we have Spike in Re-Generation dressed up as "Circuit Smasher"
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553884)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 27th, 2014 @ 9:27am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:They "have" tried... that's why we have Spike in Re-Generation dressed up as "Circuit Smasher"


Yeah, but that's basically the character of Spike in a new outfit. I'm talking about doing Circuit Breaker again but just tweaking her enough to avoid litigation.

Sort of like a Jetfire->Skyfire deal. Can Disney still come after them?

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Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1553890)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 27th, 2014 @ 10:04am CST
Not if there are enough differences between the two. Like, if the costume looks different enough from but still vaguely similar to the spirit of Circuit Breaker's suit, and if her name is different, and such.

After all, Circuit Smasher if pretty much "Circuit Breaker as a dude", but his differing gender, name, identity, etc. makes him okay to use. If he were a woman, however, that might be pushing it unless she was given a more unique face and hairstyle to make her different enough from Circuit Breaker.

After all, the Club gave us a Shattered Glass analogue to Circuit Breaker a few years ago, but her costumed name was "Emulator" and her powers were an inverse of Circuit Breaker's, being to absorb energy into her suit rather than generating energy from within, which she would then release in form of attacks copied from the abilities granted to the SG Autobots by their power chip rectifiers (in other words, she takes their powers and uses them in copied form). Her look was also different but still vaguely similar enough to recognize her:

Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1555443)
Posted by El Duque on March 6th, 2014 @ 12:41am CST
The latest episode of the Transformers: Legends mobile device game, "Deadly Depths", is live. As the name implies this event features the more aquatic Transformers characters. Click here to download the app, and check out the promo art below.

[quote]The war between Autobots and Decepticons has ravaged the ground and burned the skies! Now it plunges into the dark and deadly depths of the oceans![/quote]



[quote]The war between Autobots and Decepticons has ravaged the ground and burned the skies! Now it plunges into the dark and deadly depths of the oceans!

A massive storm forces the evacuation of several oil platforms off the coast. Waverider and Seaspray are on hand to aid the humans above the ocean. With chaos spreading on the ocean’s surface, the real danger lies beneath as Nautilator and the Seacons make their way towards the abundant supplies of oil.

Seaspray realized the Decepticons are likely to use the cover of the storm to get at the rigs, and is about to investigate when, like a shark shooting towards its unsuspecting prey, the Seacons breach the surface of the ocean and attack him! With the raging weather above them and the Seaconsbeneath, the Autobots are cut off and unable to call for reinforcements. Will Waverider and Seaspray weather the storm above and below the ocean? Find out in TRANSFORMERS Legends: DEADLY DEPTHS![/quote]
Re: Transformers: Legends - Dark Cybertron: Game Episode, IDW Comic, Toy Sale! (1557136)
Posted by El Duque on March 12th, 2014 @ 5:50pm CDT
The latest episode in the Transformers: Legends mobile device game starts today! Check out the promo art and brief description for "Assault on Iacon" below. The game can be downloaded by clicking here.

[quote]Megatron seeks a quick victory as the Decepticons breach the Autobot city of Iacon. The invasion seems to be leading to total domination until Metroplex, a city-sized behemoth, emerges from beneath the surface to defend Iacon or die trying.

Assault on Iacon starts today: http://moba.ge/TRANSFORMERSLegends[/quote]


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