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Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus Found at Australian Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus Found at Australian Retail
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 9:49pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): Starshine on Ozformers

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Thanks to a sighting reported on Ozformers by user Starshine, we have news that the newest leader class figure for Power of the Primes, Optimus Primal and Optimal Optimus, have been found at Australian retail! The figure was found at a Big W in Warringah Mall. It was the only Optimal Optimus available at that store, though it did have also have the other 3 leader figures currently available there as well. This release is set to correspond with the Australia Mid-Year Toy Sale, with the leader class deals beginning on June 21st.

Check out the image of Optimal below, and let us know if you plan to pick up this new Leader class figure! And when this guy shows up in the other regions of the world, let us know!

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus Found at Australian Retail

iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 9:42pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): iTunes

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Via iTunes we have our first preview for the upcoming Bumblebee movie sequel comic! The first 3 pages of this comic feature some pretty classic British spy scenes, lines, and the over-picture typing of the mission at hand. While the preview is entirely humans, there is a brief appearance of the Autobot logo on a ring.

Check out the preview below, and let us know what you think of this upcoming prequel comic, the first movie comic in some time that wasn't a one-shot, below!

Some call him Goldfender, but the name's Bee... Bumblebee. On loan to MI6 and teamed with a human partner, Bee's trapped in the middle of a Cold War plot to disrupt British Secret Intelligence. But when things go wrong, it's up to Bee to discover if there's a traitor in their midst. In the spy world, allegiances can change just as easily as a Transformer.


Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1

Transformers News: iTunes Preview for IDW Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1

Toyhax.com June 2018 Update - Power of the Primes, Masterpiece, Cyber Battalion, and More

Transformers News: Toyhax.com June 2018 Update - Power of the Primes, Masterpiece, Cyber Battalion, and More
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 9:33pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): Toyhax.com

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Our next update is here in record time (for a change!)

More POTP sets, starting with this impressive one for Rodimus Unicronus!:
https://toyhax.com/for-potp/2575-labels ... ronus.html

We have great sets for Moonracer and Windcharger:
https://toyhax.com/for-potp/2581-labels ... racer.html
https://toyhax.com/for-potp/2582-labels ... rger-.html

And we've completed our sets for the Dinobots with this excellent set for Sludge:
https://toyhax.com/for-potp/2576-labels ... ludge.html

We've also made a full enhancement set for Cyber Battallion Shockwave:
https://toyhax.com/for-classics/2586-la ... kwave.html

Cell shaded windows for MP Grapple and Inferno:
https://toyhax.com/for-masterpiece/2583 ... ndows.html

If you've been enjoying our line of IDW-inspired MTMTE symbols, then check this out:
https://toyhax.com/symbols-for-tf/2584- ... mbols.html

On the third party side, we have a comprehensive and spectacular set for the entire Iron Factory War Giant!:
https://toyhax.com/mini-scale/2577-labe ... giant.html

We're not taking sides in the not-Springer battle:
https://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2579-labels ... anner.html
https://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2578-labels ... pache.html

Our final set for the LER not-Dinobots:
https://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2585-labels ... nchar.html

And finally, a small but helpful set for FT Rouge:
https://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2580-labels ... rouge.html

Transformers Evergreen Designs Featured in Bily y Maik Commercial

Transformers News: Transformers Evergreen Designs Featured in Bily y Maik Commercial
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 6:12pm CDT
Category: Contests
Posted by: WreckerJack | Credit(s): youtube.com

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A soda company by the name Bily y Maik is made a commercial using some CGI to illustrate Transformers characters. We have mirrored it below so that you can watch it if you would like. It is not in English seeing as the Bily y Maik company is from Chile. It is pretty straight forwards but we would like to point out at the end of the video the announcer explains that people can participate in a contest for prizes by entering the code of your Bilz and Pap edition Transfomers caps at http://www.bilzypap.cl/transfomers . That link does not seem to work for me, but I am in the USA so perhaps if you are in a qualifying country it will work for you.


Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 5:58pm CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: WreckerJack | Credit(s): iTunes

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Alright ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again! We have for you a preview of Lost Light issue 19 via iTunes. We have posted the pages below so that you can read them if you wish. This issue will be available on iTunes on June 30th but you may pre-order it now so that you don't miss out. The issue will be 29 pages and the description is as follows.

DEATH FROM ABOVE! Years ago, the crew of the Lost Light fought a demonic Cybertronian mutant that fed on its victims’ souls. Years later, Rodimus and Co. are about to discover that the only thing worse than a sparkeater… is an army of sparkeaters!


If you are a fan of the comics, check out this variant cover for IDW Optimus Prime!

Transformers News: Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview

Transformers News: Transformers: Lost Light #19 iTunes Preview

Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 2:02pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are personal opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Hasbro seems to favour G1 characters for their Generations line and that's fine for now (as long as we get good toys, I am happy). But another major element to the brand is the Beast Era (from the second half of the 90s) which revamped the brand and is a big reason why Transformers has continued while other great 80s toylines are long gone. It is great to see characters like Optimus Primal getting a new toy in the Generations line but others would be fun too. So here is a list of the characters fans and I would love to be able to purchase when they are released in the Generations line. And just like with the list of G1 characters we wanted, the idea here is that the molds are made with these specific characters in mind.

And if Hasbro is reading this, the order is ARBITRARY. I want to one day see all of these, do whichever one you want first, I won't mind.

5. Tigerhawk

When you look at Beast Wars toy that could be better, and more show accurate, you usually end up looking at season 1. Toys for characters from Seasons 2 and 3 for the most part have great show accuracy. But then you get to Tigerhawk and it all falls apart. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to love about the original (and so far only) Tigerhawk toy, but it leaves a lot to be desired, especially if what you want is show accuracy. While the toy has an organic tiger head rather than a more robotic one (ala Transmetal Cheetor), the super weird part is that metallic blue hawk head you can use as a mask. It can recede but not hide away. Plus you get the odd right hand in robot mode with these molded on guns and the articulation is limited by all the mass surrounding the main body. I could also do with a better (coloured) head sculpt. There are just a lot of small changes that could be made to make make the toy even more awesome and show accurate.

- William-James88

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline


4. Transtech Depthcharge

I was very late to the game on seeing those Transtech designs. And for the most part, I was ok with Hasbro moving on. Granted, I would have loved to follow the story and characters, but I wasn't in love with the designs. Too busy (and an odd foreshadowing of the busy designs we would see in the movies). But one I did immediately fall in love with was Depthcharge. The original Depthcharge toy is great and I don't really need another, especially since I know it probably would not retain the gimmicks which I find quite fun and crucial to show accuracy. But I would like to see this character on shelves again and reintroducing him in the War for Cybertron line as a submarine Transformer would be awesome. And come on, who doesn't want a submarine transformer?!

- William-James88

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline


3. Thrust

When I wrote about wanting to seen Neo-G1 toys for Blackout and Sideways, I mentioned that the opportunity to make Neo-G1 toys were very present. That is the case with Beast Machines Thrust. Motorbike alt modes aren't incredibly rare, so it could be relatively easily done at any time. There is even a Digibash of BM Thrust using a mistransformed Groove mold- and it looks awesome!

Thrust got some love with the TFCC Thrusinator (which was an awesome idea). We already got an awesome Generations Waspinator. Let's get his Beast Machines self in there, too! Fans would love it! I'm ready. - Decepticon Finishline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline


2. BW/BM Silverbolt

One of the most beloved characters from the show, it would be great to get more toys of him on the shelves, in either of his designs. Personally, as I previously stated in a now almost obsolete list, I would very much want to get a decent toy of his Beast Machines design. Hasbro can even feel free to rework the alt mode as long as he doesn't end up as a partsformer with his head between his legs.

- William-James88

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline


1. Terrorsaur

While I am very fond of the original toy as a toy, I never found him to be a good representation of the character. He is far too small and does not really look like Terrorsaur. So he is definitely long overdue. I am beyond curious to see what Hasbro and Takara would come up with as either a reinvention of the design paying homage or something closer to the screen (maybe in robot mode, with a major change for alt mode, who knows). Of course, my ideal version would be something that looks like the show in both modes but that's just because I lack imagination. All I know is that I have always wanted a better representation of Megatron's second in command (that's what Terrorsaur was right?) than the Beast Wars basic toy we got loooooong ago.

- William-James88

Transformers News: Top 5 Beast Era Characters we Want to See in the Transformers Generations Toyline


Honourable Mention: Beast Wars Megatron

I will never say no to a Beast Wars Megatron (as long as it's not just a random repaint for the hell of it ala POTP Cindersaur), but aside from the major breakage issue of the Transmetal toy, this is a character that has had plenty of great toys in the past with a jaw dropping Masterpiece on the way. So while I am sure no one would mind finding more BW Megs goodness on shelves, I don't consider him as high a priority as the others I mentioned above.

Power of the Primes Counterpunch Confirmed to have Punch Robot Mode and come with Prima Prime

Transformers News: Power of the Primes Counterpunch Confirmed to have Punch Robot Mode and come with Prima Prime
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 1:48pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Amazon

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Amazon.com updated their Transformers Power of the Primes Counterpunch listing with not only a descritpion of the toy but a new name for the listing itself: Transformers Power of the Primes Punch-Counterpunch and Prima Prime

That right there gives us two solid new bits of info where we learn that the Prime Master the toy will come with is Prima Prime and that the toy can turn into both Punch and Counterpunch. The description states that this toy is meant to reflect the G1 toy and that it will be a premium release similar to the previous Arcee and Grotusque special releases.

Below is all the Amazon listings gives us for the descprition. It seems to be a completely new mold for it to achieve what is described.

Special Edition Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Figures
Deluxe Class Punch-Counterpunch figure converts between Autobot, Decepticon, and sports car modes
Punch-Counterpunch figure is designed to reflect the G1 release with 2 distinct robot modes and features premium details
Includes a special edition Prima Prime Master and comes in special edition packaging
Includes Deluxe Class Punch-Counterpunch figure, special edition Prima Prime Master figure, 2 accessories, and instructions. Ages 8 and up.


Celebrate the Prime Wars Trilogy with this special edition Power of the Primes Punch-Counterpunch figure. Featuring 2 robot modes (both Autobot and Decepticon) and a vehicle mode, the Autobot double agent was a huge hit when he was originally released in 1987. This version has been faithfully designed to reflect the original G1 figure. Plus, it comes with the special edition clear ice blue Prima Prime Master figure. The 5.5-inch scale Deluxe Class figure comes with a 1.5-scale Prima Prime Master figure and a Prime Armor accessory. Insert the Prime Master figure into the accessory, attach it to the figure's chest, and imagine Punch wields the power of a Prime. The Punch-Counterpunch figure converts from Decepticon to Autobot in 9 steps and from robot to sports car in 13 or 18 steps. The Prime Master figure converts between robot and spark modes in 1 step. Transformers all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.


Transformers News: Power of the Primes Counterpunch Confirmed to have Punch Robot Mode and come with Prima Prime

New Details on Transformers Bumblebee Movie with Lorenzo di Bonaventura #BumblebeeMovie

Transformers News: New Details on Transformers Bumblebee Movie with Lorenzo di Bonaventura #BumblebeeMovie
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 4:21am CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): EW

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Media and entertainment online publication Entertainment Weekly has posted a fairly sizeable piece on the upcoming Bumblebee movie from the Paramount live action Transformers universe, featuring some information we were already aware of, plus some new details via an interview with producer Lorenzo diBonaventura.

In the piece, which you can read in full here, they touch on the idea of moving back on the Bumblebee story, shifting gears into a more 'vulnerable' role and look with the Volswagen beetle car mode, the choice of script and human lead Charlie / Hailee Steinfeld, what it might mean for the future of the movie franchise, and what other characters we're to expect in the movie itself - three Decepticons in total, including the jet who may or may not be Starscream after all. Partnering with our own speculations about the possible success of this new venture, why not join the discussion too, and let us know what you make of this direction for the movies?




“That was probably the most hotly contested thing, simply because: ‘Wow …. um, and the Beetle can go fast? Ooookay,’” di Bonaventura says. “But I’ve screened [a rough cut] three times, and there has not been a single comment from the audience that they didn’t like the fact that we made it the Beetle. The warmth of it certainly helps us, but also, the sheer freshness of it is really fun.”

That shape creates the sense of an under dog, which is a good thing for a hero who is in a strange world, all by himself, trying to find a way home.

“Psychologically, you’re absolutely right,” di Bonaventura says. “It’s kind of funny. A metal guy made out of a Camaro, or Bumblebee … is one is weaker than the other? I don’t know, but it is how you feel. It is what your experience is of it, in a way.”

[...]

“It’s nice it’s changing,” di Bonaventura says, acknowledging that the Transformers films haven’t exactly delivered strong roles for women. “When we were debating it, the idea of a young girl seemed to us to be a real change in our direction.”

And Steinfeld proved to be the fearsome flesh-and-blood lead they needed. “I’m just amazed at how talented she is,” di Bonaventura says. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen an actor never miss a beat for the entire shoot. It was crazy. We ended up ahead of schedule because she was just so on it all the time. We could move quicker.”

[...]

Another change was reducing the sheer number of robots-in-disguise featured in this movie. That allowed screenwriter Christina Hodson to focus on the bond between Charlie and Bumblebee and tell a coming-of-age story at the heart of this epic action adventure.

“She wrote a really beautiful script that really played into the emotion of the relationship of the two,” di Bonaventura says. “So looking at the movie from that perspective, we thought, we don’t want to overwhelm one Autobot with too many Decepticons. So he has three primary antagonists.”

Two others, who take the form of automobiles, are also being kept secret for now.

[...]

Right now, Bumblebee has to pull off his own film, though.

“If Bee’s successful, we can have a Bee 2, no doubt,” di Bonaventura. “We have a good sense of where a second movie would go. For me, the greatest thing that came out of the writer’s room was the sense that we could go in any number of directions. It opened up our minds to choices.”


Variant Cover art for IDW Transformers Optimus Prime #21 by Kei Zama & Josh Burcham

Transformers News: Variant Cover art for IDW Transformers Optimus Prime #21 by Kei Zama & Josh Burcham
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 4:09am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Previews World

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Via the usual source Previews World, and fellow Seibertron.com admin ScottyP, we have two covers for the price of one for the upcoming issue #21 of the IDW Publishing ongoing Transformers comics series Optimus Prime! Why two in one? Because the Kei Zama line art is used for the retailer incentive cover, while the full coloured version by Josh Burcham will be the main variant for the issue.

As for the contents? Check it out below, along with the synopsis, and join the discussion about the two hands featured in the art - probably underrated protagonists of the story thread Aileron and Arcee - as we reach the end of The Falling story arc.

(W) John Barber (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (CA) Kei Zama
"The Falling," Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what's coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018


Transformers News: Variant Cover art for IDW Transformers Optimus Prime #21 by Kei Zama & Josh Burcham

Transformers News: Variant Cover art for IDW Transformers Optimus Prime #21 by Kei Zama & Josh Burcham

More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon

Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2018 2:30am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): cerealgeek77

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We've been in touch with James Eatock, aka cerealgeek77 on Instagram, who first uncovered some original concept and animation art from the Sunbow Generation 1 Transformers animated series - as we covered back here - with some additional art from the batch!

The images below show not only a colour test for Decepticon cassette Rumble (sic), but also two preliminary sketches for what will eventually become the Panini sticker album covers, too! Check it all out below.

Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Here is one of two never-before-seen sketches that would evolve into the memorable promotional illustration that would adorn the cover of the Transformers Panini sticker album


Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Here is the second of two Transformers sketches that would eventually evolve into the memorable promotional illustration that would adorn the Panini sticker album!


Transformers News: More Previously Unseen Art from Generation 1 Transformers Cartoon


Robots who diss guys! :) - Never-before-seen TOY colour scheme for Rumble’s cartoon model!

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