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IDW Press Release - Transformers to Face Greatest Enemy Ever This Summer

Transformers News: IDW Press Release - Transformers to Face Greatest Enemy Ever This Summer
Date: Saturday, March 24th 2018 5:16pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): IDW

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Straight from IDW themselves, we have a new press release regarding the upcoming Unicron event for the IDW Transformers comics! The new press release does state that the Unicron event will be the end of the current IDW universe as we know it now, taking place over the course of 6 biweekly issues this summer, though what that means for the future of Transformers comics is uncertain, especially since we do know that Lost Light is set to run through December. The release also covers the fact that the event is being written by John Barber and drawn and colored by Alex Milne and Sebastian Cheng, respectively. Various Transformers artists from the past 12 years will also be providing other covers, including Andrew Griffith, Nick Roche, and many more.

Check it all out below, along with a new image of Unicron in robot mode!

The TRANSFORMERS Bots Face Their Greatest Enemy Ever In This Summer’s Event Series
TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON
The First Chapter Launches On Free Comic Book Day


SAN DIEGO, CA (March 24th, 2018) – The fate of all worlds are at stake, as the world-eating menace Unicron has set his sights on Cybertron, home of the TRANSFORMERS robots, and next in line… EARTH! A bi-weekly six issue event titled TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON arrives this July and will bring about the end of the TRANSFORMERS universe as we know it. As Optimus Prime gathers his defense against this monstrous threat, it might be too little too late.

Veteran TRANSFORMERS creators John Barber (Optimus Prime) and Alex Milne (More Than Meets The Eye) are joined by colorist Sebastian Cheng (Revolution) to tell the epic conclusion to the current TRANSFORMERS comic book universe.

“TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a culmination of the years of TRANSFORMERS comics I've been a part of... and the conclusion of one of the longest continued narrative in TRANSFORMERS history” said Barber. “This is a story of heroism in the face of impossible odds; of a reckoning for an entire universe. I couldn't be luckier than to have Alex [Milne] right here with me on this—if you know Alex, you know nobody puts more into the TRANSFORMERS than he does, and nowhere before has he drawn drama, action, and pathos at this scale. Tying it all together is the incredible palette of Sebastian Cheng. We've never held back before on our TRANSFORMERS comics, but this time we're pushing ourselves—and each other—harder than ever.”

TRANSFORMERS mainstays from the past 12 years will be providing variant covers for the series, including Andrew Griffith, Nick Roche, and many more. Additionally, legendary comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz will be reinterpreting his classic cover to TRANSFORMERS #1 as a special variant, along with a new cover by Francesco Francavilla.

“TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON is a grand finale to the past 12 years of TRANSFORMERS comics at IDW and to really celebrate that and to celebrate the people who have made it such an amazing ride, we’re getting some amazing, beloved artists to contribute to what I'm sure will be our biggest—literally—TRANSFORMERS story ever,” said David Mariotte, Associate Editor. “This is an event years in the making and one that only works because of the years fans and creators have invested in the comic.”

The action kicks off on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, with the #0 issue by the series creative; available for free at comic shops across the country. Don’t miss the world-ending first chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event!

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.


Transformers News: IDW Press Release - Transformers to Face Greatest Enemy Ever This Summer

Transformers: Forged to Fight Wins Best Mobile Game at Global Mobile Awards 2018

Transformers News: Transformers: Forged to Fight Wins Best Mobile Game at Global Mobile Awards 2018
Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018 6:33pm CST
Categories: Event News, Game News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): MobileWorldCongress.com

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Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight has won the Best Mobile Game at the Global Mobile Awards 2018 on March 6th, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. These are the details below:

Transformers News: Transformers: Forged to Fight Wins Best Mobile Game at Global Mobile Awards 2018


At this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) in Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress 2018, representatives from the GSMA awarded Kabam, Inc. – creators of massively multi-player mobile games for a global audience – ‘Best Mobile Game’ accolade for the company’s popular mobile fighting game Transformers: Forged to Fight. Since the game’s launch in April 2017, Transformers: Forged to Fight has been incredibly successful as it was previously awarded Google Play's Most Competitive Game and has seen more than 19 million downloads to date.

"Our goal with Transformers: Forged to Fight was to deliver an action-packed, immersive and engaging experience that any-and-all Transformers fans can enjoy, so it is extremely satisfying and humbling to see the game do especially well in its first year,” said Mike McCartney, Executive Producer for Transformers: Forged to Fight. “We are extremely grateful to be able to participate in the Global Mobile Awards and we are looking forward to what’s coming next for Year Two of Transformers: Forged to Fight.”

Transformers: Forged to Fight features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action, and deep RPG elements. Fans can look forward to authentic TRANSFORMERS action set in a stunning 3D environment, challenging players to assemble the ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons - including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers series, Paramount's blockbuster films, TRANSFORMERS comic books and Hasbro's line of iconic action figures.

Transformers: Forged to Fight was developed by Kabam, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top 10 grossing game on the App Store. The game is now available worldwide in more than 155 countries on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and Google Play for Android devices. Visit ForgedtoFight.com for more information.

Transformers Original Television Series Score On Sale Friday March, 9th.

Transformers News: Transformers Original Television Series Score On Sale Friday March, 9th.
Date: Tuesday, March 6th 2018 6:14pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Collectables
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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The long sought after release of the music for the original Generation One series is upon us and in limited quantities per "Enjoy the Ride Records" and it's only going to be released in LP format. That's right, you'll need a vinyl record player or turnstyle table to play it. Goin' old school as it were. Here are some details about it:

Transformers News: Transformers Original Television Series Score On Sale Friday March, 9th.


Hasbro, Enjoy the Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings Present the First Official Release of the Transformers Original Television Series Score on Collector’s Edition Vinyl on March 9 With 40 Tracks, Soundtrack is Available for the First Time in Any Format and

Presented In Three Colored Vinyl SKUs

BURBANK, Calif. – March 6, 2018 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), Enjoy The Ride Records and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings announced today the release of Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers on vinyl in three different color variants, available at select retailers Friday, March 9. This is the first official release of the score in any format and includes the iconic opening theme song and more than 45 minutes of unreleased music by composers Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder. The album features music from seasons 1-3 of “The Transformers” animated series which debuted in 1984.

“We’re very excited to share with fans of all ages the classic original score from the animated show that helped launch the Transformers universe,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer for Hasbro. “Legacy has created an incredible, unique product that fans will love and that is truly More than Meets the Eye!”

Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers features a mix of orchestral and ‘80s inspired synth tracks which have been remastered from the original tapes by Walsh himself. The unique collector’s edition albums feature original artwork including Japanese Catalog artwork from 1985 and will be available in three different retail exclusive vinyl colorways (each sold separately) corresponding with fan favorite characters Optimus Prime (Blue and Red Stripe With Gray Splatter), Bumblebee (Black and Yellow Stripe) and Megatron (Gray with Purple Splatter).

The Hasbro Studios Presents '80s TV Classics: Music from The Transformers will be available for $18.99, with the Optimus Prime and Megatron variants available through EnjoyTheRideRecords.com and the Bumblebee variant available exclusively through ThinkGeek.com.

· EnjoyTheRideRecords.com
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Transformers News: Transformers Original Television Series Score On Sale Friday March, 9th.


We also have a Track Listing for those curious as well:

Side A

1. Opening Theme Song
2. Life
3. Cybertron Sorrow
4. The Bridge to Iacon
5. Unwelcoming Committee
6. Prepare
7. Attack! Attack!
8. Decepticon Drama
9. Explore! Repair!
10. Facing Disaster
11. Ominous Discovery
12. Elements of Danger
13. Something’s Wrong
14. Overcoming the Unstoppable
15. No More Worries
16. Unyielding
17. Heavy Mettle
18. Man and Machine
19. Matters and Antimatters
20. Battle Fearlessly
21. Ancient Legends
22. The March of War

Side B

1. Roll For Home
2. The Glimmer of Hop
3. Earth to Cybertron
4. Into the Jaws of Death
5. Doomed Together
6. The Wrong Readings Mean the Right Doom
7. Transformers Medley
8. Mad Planet
9. Conflict on Cassette
10. Pastoral Tranquility
11. From the Secret Files of Teletraan II
12. Separation Anxiety
13. Synthesized Magic
14. Sinister
15. Uneasy Advances
16. Epic Struggles
17. Mysterious Airs
18. Waking Nightmare


We'll post more as it becomes available, I personally will be holding out hope for a wider release and digitally or even on CD as time goes on. Either way, owning the Transformers music in LP format is a great way to own this relic of the past!

Hasbro's New Trademark: ALLSPARK DISTRIBUTION

Transformers News: Hasbro's New Trademark: ALLSPARK DISTRIBUTION
Date: Tuesday, February 27th 2018 7:43am CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Movie Related News, Game News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): Trademarkia

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The Trademarkia website fired to life with the indication that Hasbro has registered the new trademark of ALLSPARK DISTRIBUTION. What is it for? Entertainment services is what the category is being registered under. That category covers things like TV series, movies, webisodes for online series, and other multimedia ventures. This is the actual trademark below:

Trademark Application 87796827 ALLSPARK DISTRIBUTION
Trademark Details
Trademark Source: USPTO
Mark (in words): ALLSPARK DISTRIBUTION
Serial Number: 87796827
Filing Date: Wednesday, 14th of February 2018
Status: New application will be assigned to an examining attorney approximately 3 months after filing date.
Status Date: Saturday, 17th of February 2018
Registration Number:
Registration Date: Wednesday, 30th of November -0001
Prior Reg Numbers:
Current Location: NEW APPLICATION PROCESSING
Date In Location: Saturday, 17th of February 2018
Class Status: ACTIVE
Category: Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of movies, television series, online series, webisodes and digital content; entertainment media production services for motion pictures, television and internet
Actual Mark
Status History
Thursday, 22nd of February 2018 - NEW APPLICATION OFFICE SUPPLIED DATA ENTERED IN TRAM
Saturday, 17th of February 2018 - NEW APPLICATION ENTERED IN TRAM

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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors - Press Release

Transformers News: Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors - Press Release
Date: Thursday, February 22nd 2018 3:12pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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We received another press release from comics publisher IDW Publishing today, concerning something which has nothing much to do with Transformers, but does directly affect its CEO Ted Adamsas he joins the board of directors over at the non-profit organisation Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

If you've never encountered the CBLDF or their work, they primarily focus on freedom of speech in matters where comics are involved, such as schools or councils removing books from their libraries, and protection of creators who might come under threat of actual censorship. You can read the full press release below, and read more about the organisation here!

Transformers News: Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors - Press Release


San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Ted Adams to its Board of Directors. As founder and CEO of IDW Media Holdings, Adams oversees one of the nation's leading comics publishing brands whose dedication to developing new readers, preserving comics history, and providing avenues for important creative voices to flourish aligns with CBLDF's important work of protecting the freedom to read comics.

Adams remarks, "The freedoms we have because of the First Amendment can only survive if everyone knows and understands their rights, and if we’re willing to fight to keep them. I’ve long admired the work the CBLDF does to achieve those principles. My goal is to help the office team and Board continue to educate the comics community about their rights and to be there to defend those rights whenever and wherever necessary."

CBLDF President Larry Marder says, “Ted's dedication to free expression is matched only by his entrepreneurial zeal and prudent business acumen. Our career paths have crossed often, but never so meaningfully as they do now when we join forces to advance CBLDF's important work!”

Adams's addition to the CBLDF Board of Directors bolsters the organization’s efforts to protect First Amendment rights of readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. Adams joins creators Reginald Hudlin, the iconic writer, producer and director behind films including Marshall, Django Unchained and the Black Panther animated series; three-time Newbery honoree Jennifer L. Holm; celebrated comics authors and executives Paul Levitz and Larry Marder; Bone creator Jeff Smith; as well as industry leaders Jeff Abraham, president of Penguin Random House Publisher Services; legendary IP litigator Dale Cendali, a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp; Sequential Tart founder Katherine Keller; DCBS Service co-owner Christina Merkler, and Chris Powell, VP Retailer Services at Diamond Comics Distributors, in serving on the Fund’s Board in direct oversight of its activities protecting the freedom to read.


For more than thirty years, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has protected the First Amendment rights of comics field and developed powerful education efforts in the service of the community. In 2017, CBLDF responded to more than thirty censorship cases while developing important resources including Panel Power - a handbook for parents about the value of comics in encouraging literacy. In 2018, the Fund will maintain its readiness in legal emergencies, while developing new programs, including Retailer Rights Workshops, a touring series of training events for comic store staff that illuminates the law and best practices for protecting the right to sell creative content. To learn more about CBLDF, please visit http://www.cbldf.org.


About Ted Adams

Ted Adams is the CEO of IDW Media Holdings, which includes IDW’s publishing, games, and entertainment divisions – all founded by Adams — as well as CTM Media, a digital print and advertising firm. As the CEO of IDWM, Adams develops and oversees the execution of IDWM’s strategic growth plans, including development of its key media properties, publishing titles, and licensing initiatives.

Since founding IDW Publishing in 1999, IDW has been awarded “Publisher of the Year” five times by Diamond Comic Distributors and dozens of Eisner and Harvey Awards. IDW titles have also been regularly featured on the New York Times Best Seller List.

IDW, through its Top Shelf division, publishes Congressman John Lewis’s three-volume graphic novel autobiography, March. The March trilogy of books have won many awards including the National Book Award – the first time a graphic novel has received that prestigious honor, multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, four American Library Association awards, and was named the #1 non-fiction book of 2016 by Time magazine.

IDW Entertainment launched in 2013 and has seen two shows on air in the US – Wynonna Earp on Syfy and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBCA. Adams is an Executive Producer on both of those shows. Wynonna Earp was named one of the Top 20 new shows of 2016 by Variety magazine and was nominated for a GLAAD award in 2016 and 2017.

Adams is also on the Board of Directors of Traveling Stories, a San Diego based non-profit that helps children in underserved communities fall in love with reading.

Adams has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Southern Oregon University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


Transformers News: Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors - Press Release

IDW Press Release - Transformers Original Graphic Novel Starring Bumblebee

Transformers News: IDW Press Release - Transformers Original Graphic Novel Starring Bumblebee
Date: Thursday, February 22nd 2018 11:58am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases, Book News
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): IDW Publishing

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IDW has reached out to us with a new press release advertising their upcoming one-shot Graphic Novel called Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare. The new novel is intended for release on September 11, 2018 and is set to cost $9.99. The novel will follow a Bumblebee adventure, where life is never easy when you aren't the tallest or the fastest Autobot around. It is also important to note that this appears to not be related to any current continuity.

You can read up on the press release below, and for past reference, you can check out our original story regarding this new book.

TRANSFORMERS ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL STARRING BUMBLEBEE ARRIVES FALL 2018

An All-New, All-'80s Bumblebee Adventure From IDW Publishing


San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce that in 2018 Bumblebee from the TRANSFORMERS franchise will star in his very own original graphic novel! The perfect jumping on point for the next generation of TRANSFORMERS fans, Transformers: Bumblebee – Win If You Dare gives readers the opportunity to join in the fan-favorite character’s adventures. Life can feel rough when you aren't the fastest or the tallest Autobot, but Bumblebee is up to the task!

When his best friend is hurt, Bumblebee takes it upon himself to finish the mission—and prove his worth to his fellow Autobots along the way. Things get tense as Bumblebee and a new human friend infiltrate a series of incredible races, hunting down dangerous foes and a devastating secret. It's an exciting new, action-packed '80s adventure! X-Men '92 co-writers Chad Bowers and Chris Sims along with artist Marcelo Ferreira (Back to the Future, Transformers: Windblade) have crafted a nostalgia-tinged, yet equally fresh standalone story.

"The exciting thing about this book is that it really hits all the highs of TRANSFORMERS for fans new and old," said IDW Associate Editor, David Mariotte. "It has action, adventure, racing and robots, but it also has a lot of heart and humor that comes through in this simultaneously retro and very modern package."

“This story is just a ton of fun,” said Michael Kelly, head of publishing at Hasbro. “Bumblebee is the ultimate underdog, and everyone loves an underdog. IDW has done a fantastic job bringing this iconic character to life for a new generation of fans.”

This new OGN will be available in comic shops and book stores September 11, 2018 for $9.99. It is available for pre-order now using ISBN: 978-1-68405-227-1.

Since its launch in 1984, TRANSFORMERS has grown to be one of the world’s most recognizable and successful toy and entertainment brands. Driven by compelling characters and a rich storyline, TRANSFORMERS revolutionized children’s entertainment as one of the first properties to produce a successful toy line, comic book, TV series and animated film. Throughout the franchise’s more than 30 years of history, thousands of unique TRANSFORMERS robots have been introduced through toy lines, multiple animated TV series have debuted, and animated and live-action films have thrilled audiences


Transformers News: IDW Press Release - Transformers Original Graphic Novel Starring Bumblebee

Add TLK Hound to your Ultimate Squad in Transformers: Forged to Fight!

Transformers News: Add TLK Hound to your Ultimate Squad in Transformers: Forged to Fight!
Date: Thursday, February 8th 2018 3:10pm CST
Categories: Game News, Press Releases
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Hasbro PR

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We have a new update for Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game, this time featuring a new and interesting character: Movie Hound! This is based on the character voiced by John Goodman that appears in both Age of Extinction and The Last Knight with his vehicle mode being based more on the later film with some changes to avoid any copyright issue with Mercedes.

This player is available as of right now and you can read all his stats below or on their website by clicking here. They also le you know who he is strong and weak against. It seems he is no match for Optimus Primal for instance.

Transformers News: Add TLK Hound to your Ultimate Squad in Transformers: Forged to Fight!

BOT INTEL REPORT – AUTOBOT HOUND
Add Autobot Hound to your ultimate squad February 8th at 10AM PST!
ABOUT AUTOBOT HOUND:
Faction: Autobot

Class: Warrior

Autobot Hound has a mean bark and a nastier bite. This brave warrior will back his teammates no matter how grim the struggle. Armed with enough weaponry for a small army and quick to improvise, this Autobot is able to hold his own in any situation.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
2-Star:

Health: 1854
Attack: 149
Max Rating: 547
3-Star:

Health: 4553
Attack: 318
Max Rating: 1308
4-Star:

Health: 11839
Attack: 827
Max Rating: 3484
BASIC ABILITIES: INFERNO AMMO, PRECISION AMMO
Ammo Types:

Holding Block at Ranged Distance for .9 seconds will Swap Autobot Hound’s Ammo Types.
Inferno Ammo grants Critical Ranged Hits a 100% chance to inflict Burn, dealing 40~60% of Attack as Heat damage over 8~10 seconds.
Precision Ammo grants Ranged Attacks a 30~50% increased Critical Rate and cannot be Evaded and is not affected by abilities that would cause Ranged Attacks to Miss.
Ranged Attacks:

Critical Hits on Burning opponents have +50% Critical Damage.
Heavy Attacks:

100% Chance to gain an Armor Buff, reducing damage from attacks by 10% for 6 seconds.
50% Chance to inflict a Critical Resistance Debuff, increasing the chance for Critical Hits against opponents by 20% for 6 seconds.
SIGNATURE ABILITY – WARRIOR BALLERINA
In the heat of a firefight this robust robot uses his surprising agility to maneuver and exploit the enemy’s weak points.

Sidestepping Ranged Attacks

When Autobot Hound rolls to avoid a Ranged Attack he gains a 40~200% Ranged Bonus for 3 seconds.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special 1 – Rolling Thunder

Big boy coming through!

While Precision Ammo is equipped the last hit has a 100% Chance to inflict 100% Critical Rate Down for 20 seconds.
While Inferno Ammo is equipped this the last hit has a 100% chance to inflict Burn, dealing 60~80% of Attack over 15 seconds.
Special 2 – Safeties Off

Nothing makes holes quite like a naval rotary cannon.

50% chance per hit to Bleed, dealing 40% of Attack over 5 seconds.
Special 3 – Full Autobot

You’re not out of time until you’re out of ammo!

100% Chance to gain an Armor Buff, reducing damage from attacks by 10% for 30 seconds.
Autobot Hound has a 100% chance to inflict a Critical Resistance Debuff, increasing the chance for Critical Hits against opponents by 40% for 28 seconds and proceeds to fire every gun in his inventory.
SYNERGY BONUSES:
Mutual – Enemies – Barricade

+2~8% Attack Rating.
Mutual – Sharpshooters – Mirage, Arcee

+5~20% Crit Rate on Ranged Attacks.
Mutual – Weapon Specialists – Mixmaster, Ironhide, Rhinox

+9% duration for all Damaging Debuffs. +6% Attack Rating in Alliance Missions.
Outgoing – Medic Support – Optimus Prime MV1, Drift

7% of base Health Repaired at the start of the fight. +5% extra Repair in Raids.
Incoming – Allies – Optimus Prime MV1, Drift

+2~8% Armor.

STRONG MATCH-UPS:
Barricade – Autobot Hound’s Precision Ammo rarely misses, making Autobot Hound the premier choice to dismantle this Barricade’s powerful Evasion Buff.
Mirage – Mirage’s Heavy Attack is notorious for being untouchable to Ranged Attacks, but that trick stops at Autobot Hound. Precision Ammo is not affected by character abilities that would cause Ranged Attacks to Miss.

WEAK MATCH-UPS:
Optimus Primal – Primal will completely resist Autobot Hound’s Powerful Critical Hits.
Soundwave – Soundwave has the ability to reflect Autobot Hound’s powerful Signature Ability right back into his bearded face.

RECOMMENDED MODULES FOR AUTOBOT HOUND:
EMI Module – The EMI Module will punish any gunslingers who attempt to outshoot this warrior.
Laser Guidance Module – This module will combine with Autobot Hound’s Signature Ability to punch holes through even the toughest opponent.


Hasbro Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Transformers News: Hasbro Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2018 11:15am CST
Categories: Toy News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

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We've received the official press release from Hasbro concerning their fourth quarter (2017) and full year report, which seems to show a positive trend for the company, and therefore investors and shareholders. Transformers specific material is not referred to here but will be shown once the images are made available in the Newsroom, and you always check out the full data here! Read on below!

Board of Directors Increases Quarterly Dividend 11%, or $0.06 per share, to $0.63 per share

Full-Year 2017

2017 full-year net revenues of $5.21 billion increased 4%, including a favorable $79.2 million impact of foreign exchange; Operating profit margin of 15.6%;
2017 revenues grew in all major operating segments: 5% in the U.S. and Canada segment; 2% in the International segment; and 8% in the Entertainment and Licensing segment;
Franchise Brand revenues increased 10%; Hasbro Gaming revenues up 10%; Emerging Brands grew 2%; Partner Brands declined 10%;
U.S. tax reform, passed in December 2017, resulted in a $296.5 million net charge, or $2.33 per diluted share;
Adjusted net earnings, excluding the impact of U.S. tax reform, were $693.1 million or $5.46 per diluted share; Reported net earnings of $396.6 million or $3.12 per diluted share;
$724.4 million in operating cash flow generated during the year; Year-end cash and cash equivalents of $1.58 billion;
Company returned $427.0 million to shareholders in 2017; $277.0 million in dividends and $150.0 million in share repurchases.

Fourth Quarter 2017

Fourth Quarter net revenues decreased 2% to $1.60 billion, including a favorable $44.3 million impact of foreign exchange; Operating profit margin of 17.0%;
U.S. tax reform resulted in a $296.5 million net charge, or $2.35 per diluted share;
Adjusted net earnings, excluding the impact of U.S. tax reform, were $291.2 million or $2.30 per diluted share; Reported net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share;



PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2018-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today reported financial results for the full-year and fourth quarter 2017. Net revenues for the full-year 2017 increased 4% to $5.21 billion versus $5.02 billion in 2016. 2017 net revenues include a favorable $79.2 million impact from foreign exchange.

As reported net earnings for the full-year 2017 of $396.6 million, or $3.12 per diluted share, compared to $551.4 million, or $4.34 per diluted share in 2016. Adjusted 2017 net earnings were $693.1 million, or $5.46 per diluted share, excluding a $296.5 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, impact from U.S. tax reform. Adjusted net earnings for the full-year 2016 were $566.1 million, or $4.46 per diluted share, excluding a post-tax $14.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, non-cash fourth quarter 2016 goodwill impairment charge related to Backflip Studios.

In December 2017, the U.S. enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provided significant changes to the U.S. tax code, including a one-time repatriation tax payable over eight years. As a result of the Act, the Company recognized a net charge of $296.5 million. Given the significant complexities associated with the changes in the U.S. tax code, the estimated financial impact for the fourth-quarter and full year 2017 are provisional and subject to further analysis which could result in changes to this estimate during 2018 as further guidance is issued.

2017 net earnings also include a $0.25 per diluted share benefit versus full-year 2016 from the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.

“Hasbro’s global team’s execution of our Brand Blueprint drove revenue gains in Franchise Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands, including immersive brand experiences across consumer products and digital gaming,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our strong performance ranked Hasbro #1 across the G11 markets for the full-year 20171. In the fourth quarter, Hasbro Franchise Brand revenues increased 11%. However, overall consumer demand slowed in November and December both for the industry and for Hasbro. A decline in Partner Brands and Europe revenues resulted in us not meeting our fourth quarter revenue expectations. Looking ahead, our innovative lines are supported by robust storytelling and digital initiatives that position us well for 2018 and beyond.”

“Over the past five years, we added over $1 billion in revenues to our top line, growing revenues four consecutive years, while meaningfully increasing operating profit, net earnings and generating significant cash flow,” said Deborah Thomas, Hasbro’s chief financial officer. “Hasbro is in a strong financial position with the cash and profitability to invest in growing our business for the long term. Our team’s excellent job of understanding and assessing the global tax environment and managing associated risks contributed to strong underlying net earnings growth. In addition, our 2017 year-end results include an estimate for the expense associated with U.S. tax reform. We expect an on-going benefit to our tax rate in future periods and will discuss this further at our Toy Fair Investor Event.”

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Fourth quarter 2017 net revenues of $1.60 billion compared to $1.63 billion in 2016. 2017 net revenues include a favorable $44.3 million from foreign exchange.

As reported net loss for the fourth quarter 2017 totaled $5.3 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $192.7 million, or $1.52 per diluted share in 2016. Fourth quarter 2017 net earnings include a $0.09 per diluted share benefit versus fourth quarter 2016 from the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. Adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter 2017 were $291.2 million, or $2.30 per diluted share, excluding $296.5 million or $2.35 per diluted share, from U.S. tax reform. Adjusted net earnings for the fourth quarter 2016 were $207.4 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, excluding a post-tax $14.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, non-cash fourth quarter 2016 goodwill impairment charge related to Backflip Studios.

Full-Year 2017 Major Segment Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions) Operating Profit ($ Millions)
FY 2017 FY 2016 % Change FY 2017 FY 2016 % Change
U.S. and Canada $2,690.5 $2,559.9 +5% $509.9 $522.3 -2%
International $2,233.6 $2,194.7 +2% $228.7 $294.5 -22%
Entertainment and Licensing $285.6 $265.2 +8% $96.4 $49.9 +93%


Note: Full-year 2016 Entertainment and Licensing segment operating profit includes a pre-tax $32.9 million fourth quarter 2016 non-cash goodwill impairment charge. The impact of that charge is outlined in the attached schedule “Net Earnings and Earnings per Share Excluding the Impact of Tax Reform and Goodwill Impairment.”

Full-year 2017 U.S. and Canada segment net revenues increased 5% to $2.69 billion compared to $2.56 billion in 2016. The U.S. and Canada segment operating profit declined 2% to $509.9 million, or 19.0% of net revenues, compared to $522.3 million, or 20.4% of net revenues in 2016, primarily driven by increased advertising as well as higher bad debt expense related to the Toys“R”Us bankruptcy filing in the third quarter of 2017.

Full-year International segment net revenues increased 2% to $2.23 billion compared to $2.19 billion in 2016. Full-year 2017 International segment revenues include a favorable $75.3 million impact of foreign exchange. On a regional basis, Europe net revenues decreased 2%, Latin America increased 5% and Asia Pacific increased 12%. Emerging markets net revenues increased 5% in the year. International segment operating profit decreased 22% to $228.7 million, or 10.2% of net revenues, compared to $294.5 million, or 13.4% of net revenues in 2016. The decline in operating profit was driven by higher sales allowances and unfavorable product mix, as well as higher advertising costs.

Entertainment and Licensing segment net revenues increased 8% to $285.6 million compared to $265.2 million in 2016. Full-year gains were driven by growth in consumer products and digital gaming, as well as the addition of Boulder Media. Operating profit was $96.4 million, or 33.8% of net revenues, compared to $49.9 million, or 18.8% of net revenues, in 2016. 2016 adjusted operating profit was $82.7 million, or 31.2% of net revenues, excluding a pre-tax $32.9 million non-cash fourth quarter 2016 goodwill impairment charge related to Backflip Studios.

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Brand Portfolio Performance

Net Revenues ($ Millions)
Q4 2017 Q4 2016 % Change FY 2017 FY 2016 % Change
Franchise Brands $764.2 $685.6 +11% $2,568.0 $2,327.7 +10%
Partner Brands $342.9 $433.7 -21% $1,271.6 $1,412.8 -10%
Hasbro Gaming* $343.3 $356.9 -4% $893.0 $813.4 +10%
Emerging Brands $145.7 $153.7 -5% $477.2 $466.0 +2%


*Hasbro’s total gaming category, including all gaming revenue, most notably MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY, which are included in Franchise Brands in the table above, totaled $546.4 million for the fourth quarter 2017, up 5%, versus $518.7 million in the fourth quarter 2016 and up 8% to $1,497.8 million for full-year 2017 versus $1,387.1 million for full-year 2016. Hasbro believes its gaming portfolio is a competitive differentiator and views it in its entirety.

Full-year 2017 Franchise Brand net revenues increased 10% to $2.57 billion driven by revenue growth in TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MONOPOLY and MY LITTLE PONY. Franchise Brand revenue grew in all three major operating segments.

Partner Brand net revenues decreased 10% to $1.27 billion. An increase in BEYBLADE, MARVEL and SESAME STREET revenues was more than offset by a revenue decline in STAR WARS and to a lesser extent declines in YO-KAI WATCH and DISNEY FROZEN. Partner Brand revenues decreased in the U.S. and Canada and International segments.

Hasbro Gaming net revenues grew 10% to $893.0 million. Hasbro’s diverse gaming portfolio includes a broad spectrum of gaming experiences from face-to-face gaming, social gaming and digital gaming. New social games, such as SPEAK OUT, TOILET TROUBLE and FANTASTIC GYMNASTICS, were among many which contributed to growth. In addition, several other gaming brands grew, including DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the launch of DROPMIX and growth in digital gaming. Hasbro Gaming net revenues grew in the U.S. and Canada and International segments. Hasbro’s total gaming category grew 8% to $1.50 billion, including revenue growth from MONOPOLY.

Emerging Brands net revenues increased 2% to $477.2 million, behind strong growth in BABY ALIVE and FURREAL FRIENDS. Emerging Brand net revenues grew in the U.S. and Canada segment.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

The Company paid $277.0 million in cash dividends to shareholders during 2017. Hasbro’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.63 per common share. This represents an increase of $0.06 per share, or 11%, from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.57 per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 15, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2018.

For the full-year 2017, Hasbro repurchased 1.58 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $150.0 million and an average price of $94.74 per share. At year end, $178.0 million remained available in the current share repurchase authorization.

Conference Call Webcast

Hasbro will webcast its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today. To listen to the live webcast and access the accompanying presentation slides, please go to http://investor.hasbro.com. The replay of the call will be available on Hasbro’s web site approximately 2 hours following completion of the call.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2018 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning the Company’s potential performance in the future and the Company’s ability to achieve its financial and business goals and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. The Company's actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to design, develop, produce, manufacture, source and ship products on a timely and cost-effective basis, as well as interest in and purchase of those products by retail customers and consumers in quantities and at prices that will be sufficient to recover the Company’s costs and earn a profit; (ii) downturns in economic conditions impacting one or more of the markets in which the Company sells products, such as the economic downturns which impacted the United Kingdom and Brazil in 2017, which can negatively impact the Company’s retail customers and consumers, and which can result in lower employment levels, lower consumer disposable income, lower retailer inventories and lower spending, including lower spending on purchases of the Company’s products; (iii) other factors which can lower discretionary consumer spending, such as higher costs for fuel and food, drops in the value of homes or other consumer assets, and high levels of consumer debt; (iv) consumer interest in entertainment properties, such as motion pictures, for which the Company is developing and marketing products, and the ability to drive sales of products associated with such entertainment properties, (v) potential difficulties or delays the Company may experience in implementing cost savings and efficiency enhancing initiatives; (vi) other economic and public health conditions or regulatory changes in the markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate which could create delays or increase the Company’s costs, such as higher commodity prices, labor costs or transportation costs, or outbreaks of disease; (vii) currency fluctuations, including movements in foreign exchange rates, which can lower the Company’s net revenues and earnings, and significantly impact the Company’s costs; (viii) the concentration of the Company's customers, potentially increasing the negative impact to the Company of difficulties experienced by any of the Company’s customers or changes in their purchasing or selling patterns; (ix) consumer interest in and acceptance of the Discovery Family Channel, and programming created by Hasbro Studios, and other factors impacting the financial performance of the network and Hasbro Studios; (x) the inventory policies of the Company’s retail customers, including retailers’ potential decisions to lower their inventories, even if it results in lost sales, as well as the concentration of the Company's revenues in the second half and fourth quarter of the year, which coupled with reliance by retailers on quick response inventory management techniques increases the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less popular items and failure to achieve compressed shipping schedules; (xi) delays, increased costs or difficulties associated with any of our or our partners’ planned digital applications or media initiatives; (xii) work disruptions, which may impact the Company's ability to manufacture or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner; (xiii) the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company's significant retailers, such as the bankruptcy of Toys “R” Us in the United States and Canada in the fourth quarter of 2017, which could negatively impact the Company's revenues or bad debt exposure; (xiv) the impact of competition on revenues, margins and other aspects of the Company's business, including the ability to offer Company products which consumers choose to buy instead of competitive products, the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and the ability to attract and retain talented employees; (xv) concentration of manufacturing for many of the Company’s products in the People’s Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of social, economic or public health conditions and other factors affecting China, the movement of products into and out of China, the cost of producing products in China and exporting them to other countries; (xvi) the risk of product recalls or product liability suits and costs associated with product safety regulations; (xvii) the impact of other market conditions, third party actions or approvals and competition which could reduce demand for the Company’s products or delay or increase the cost of implementation of the Company's programs or alter the Company's actions and reduce actual results; (xviii) changes in tax laws or regulations, or the interpretation and application of such laws and regulations, such as what may occur as the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is interpreted and applied, which may cause the Company to alter tax reserves or make other changes which significantly impact its reported financial results; (xix) the impact of litigation or arbitration decisions or settlement actions; and (xx) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules, specifically Adjusted net earnings and earnings per share, excluding the impact of U.S. tax reform in 2017 and the impact of a goodwill impairment charge associated with Backflip Studios in 2016, as well as adjusted operating profit absent the impact of the goodwill impairment charge. Also included in the financial tables attached to this release are the non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA represents net earnings attributable to Hasbro, Inc. excluding net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the impact of re-measuring a liability as a result of U.S. tax reform in 2017 and the impact of a goodwill impairment charge in 2016. As required by SEC rules, we have provided reconciliation on the attached schedule of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that Adjusted net earnings, Adjusted earnings per share and adjusted operating profit absent the impact of U.S. tax reform and the goodwill impairment charge provides investors with an understanding of the underlying performance of the Company’s business absent these unusual events. Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are appropriate measures for evaluating the operating performance of the Company because they reflect the resources available for strategic opportunities including, among others, to invest in the business, strengthen the balance sheet and make strategic acquisitions. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, net earnings or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in the Company's financial statements and filings with the SEC. As used herein, "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

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All-New In-Game 'Sharkticon Week' Live in Transformers Forged to Fight

Transformers News: All-New In-Game 'Sharkticon Week' Live in Transformers Forged to Fight
Date: Saturday, February 3rd 2018 12:00pm CST
Categories: Game News, Press Releases, Digital Media News
Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal | Credit(s): Forged to Fight

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We have a new update for Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game, this time featuring a new and interesting character: the Sharkticon! The new sharkticon design is quite unique, appearing to take some design cues from Underbite while still being his own design, and certainly different from previous Sharkticon designs.

Check out the new design below, as well as all the information related to the sharkticon's appearance in the game.

Transformers News: All-New In-Game 'Sharkticon Week' Live in Transformers Forged to Fight


BOT INTEL REPORT – SHARKTICONS
Welcome to Sharkticon Week in New Quintessa! Collect all 6 classes of the Sharkticons in the Sharkticon Arenas, special Daily Login Calendar and the Alliance Event from February 1st to February 8th.
OVERVIEW
Sharkticons gain their abilities only once their Signature Ability has been unlocked but their abilities combine some of the most powerful effects and Special Attacks found on New Quintessa!
Once the Signature Ability has been unlocked you can Rank Up or increase Signature Level to radically improve ability effects!
When you collect a full team of Sharkticons, they will all gain the Shark Frenzy Synergy Bonus that will allow them all to Repair with Special Attack 3!
BRAWLER SHARKTICON
The largest and strongest of the six Sharkticon Classes, but not very bright.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2145
Max Rating: 2547
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
When hit

12~20% chance to trigger a 16~40% Armor buff.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Shark Therapy

A physical outburst at the opponent’s expense.

100% chance to trigger a -16~-40% Critical Chance debuff.
Special Attack 2 – Unstoppable Frenzy

An unstoppable combo from this Brawler Sharkticon.

100% chance to become Unstoppable for 3~5 seconds.
Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Brawler Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Armor
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.
WARRIOR SHARKTICON
Warrior Sharkticons train for 15 hours a day and constantly challenge the other five Classes to duels.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2140
Max Rating: 2541
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
On Crit Sword Attacks

50~70% chance to trigger a Bleed causing damage equal to 30~50% of Attack Rating over 4 seconds.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Way of the Shark

From a crouching position, the Sharkticon leaps into a roundhouse to reveal a hidden blade.

100% chance to trigger a Bleed causing damage equal to 40~60% of Attack Rating over 4 seconds.
Special Attack 2 – Shark Dance

They’ll be awe-struck, and sword-struck.

100% Armor Penetration
100% chance to trigger a Bleed causing damage equal to 50~80% of Attack Rating over 5 seconds.
Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Warrior Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Critical Damage
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.
SCOUT SHARKTICON
Radical outsiders proud to be the quickest of the six Sharkticon Classes.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2139
Max Rating: 2540
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
When Knocked Down

100% chance to gain an Evasion buff allowing the Sharkticon to Evade Melee and Ranged Attacks for 3~3.5 seconds.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Shark Swagger

A couple punches do the trick, but look cooler with a flash kick.

100% chance to trigger a 13~25% Crit Chance buff for 4 seconds.
40% chance to trigger a stun for 1.5 seconds.
Special Attack 2 – Gunslinger Fish

Locked, loaded, and he’s quick on the draw. Watch out!

100% chance to trigger a 29~45% Projectile Bonus for 6 seconds.
Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Scout Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Critical Rate
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.
TECH SHARKTICON
A Class of genius engineers known for manipulating force fields, and one of the six Classes of Sharkticons.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2139
Max Rating: 2539
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
Passive

The Shark starts with 6 Shield buffs that each cap incoming damage to 8% of the Sharks total health.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Shark Blast

A quick warm up to knock the boom glitches out of the enemy’s brain garage.

100% chance to drain 30~70% of a bar of power.
Special Attack 2 – Sleight of Hand and Fin

Second hit is Unblockable

Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Tech Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Power Rate
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.
DEMOLITIONS SHARKTICON
The most unpredictable of the six Sharkticon Classes due to a propensity for pyromania.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2142
Max Rating: 2543
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
Under 50% Health

Gains a permanent 15~30% Special Damage buff.
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Feelin’ Toothy

He loves to show off his fin cannons.

75% chance to Stun for 2.5 seconds.
Special Attack 2 – Tyranny and Meal-Time

Unification through consumption.

100% chance to trigger a 25~40% Projectile Bonus and increases Projectile Speed for 6 seconds.
Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Demo Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Special Damage
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.
TACTICIAN SHARKTICON
The oldest of the six Sharkticon Classes who demonstrate leadership qualities.

STATS AND ABILITIES:
4-Star

Base PI: 2140
Max Rating: 2541
Full Synergy: 3160
SIGNATURE ABILITY: SHARK ENHANCEMENT
Passive – When Hit (Ultra Magnus)

Gains a 2~3% Physical Resistance buff and loses an Energy Resistance buff when hit by a Physical Attack. (Max 10)
Gains a 1~2% Energy Resistance buff and loses a Physical Resistance buff when hit by an Energy Attack. (Max 10)
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
Special Attack 1 – Fin Kick

40~80% chance to gain an 20% Attack Up buff.
Special Attack 2 – Axed

60~85% chance to trigger a 28~35% Armor Break debuff for 6 seconds.
Special Attack 3 – Shark Attack

These Sharks are just as deadly on land.

SYNERGIES:
Outgoing – Tactician Frenzy – All Sharkticons

+3~15% Attack Rating.
Incoming – Shark Frenzy – All Sharkticons

If your entire team consists of Sharkticons, all Sharkticons heal 1~3% health for each Alive bot on your team when using Special Attack 3.

IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Gets Complete Quintessential Deluxe Edition

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Gets Complete Quintessential Deluxe Edition
Date: Friday, February 2nd 2018 2:56am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Press Releases
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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It doesn't look like anything or anyone is going to stop the popularity of the utterly bonkers reimagined version of the Transformers vs G.I. Joe crossover that sprang forth from the minds of Tom Scioli and John Barber (and the creative skills of the former), as the complete collection - including the so-called 'movie adaptation' - has just received another, deluxe sized release!

Read on below for the full press release for this past week's Quintessential collection edition of the series, including a bunch of endorsements from various sources, and head here for our database entry on the series!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Gets Complete Quintessential Reissue

Tom Scioli’s Acclaimed Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Series Gets Deluxe Package!


“Reading this book is the best possible reminder of how much fun it was to play with your toys as a kid.” – IGN

San Diego, CA (February 1, 2018) – The fan-favorite mashup of toy box essentials, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE were given a unique, critically acclaimed comic book series published by IDW that took readers by surprise. In a series unlike anything that had come before it, Tom Scioli’s unique storytelling brought the elaborate settings and battles of childhood imaginations to the comic page. Now, at last, the complete series is available in a deluxe hardcover collection; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection.

Heavily influenced by the “king of comics,” Jack Kirby, Scioli’s sense of design and aesthetic along with Transformers veteran co-writer John Barber won over critics and fans alike; with CBR calling it “Truly unlike anything else on stands right now, Barber and Scioli have made Transformers vs. G.I. Joe one of the most fascinating books on shelves today.”

Collecting all 13 issues of the maxi-series along with the debut #0 issue appearing on Free Comic Book Day 2015, plus the bonkers Transformers vs. G.I. Joe The Movie Adaptation, this hardcover collection has it all. Back matter includes page-by-page commentary by Scioli and Barber for each issue, along with a complete cover gallery!

“It's the hardest I've ever worked,” says Scioli. “There's blood on those pages. I gave everything I had to give. Go from T.H.E. P.I.T. to Cybertron and back again. Read the comic that inspired the movie! I'm already nostalgic for it and you will be, too!”

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection is available now using ISBN: 978-1631408601.

“Tom Scioli is a master in visual storytelling and it’s never been more apparent here.” – Multiversity Comics

“It’s one of those comics that overwhelms with the sheer creative energy on the page” – The A.V. Club

“Whether you're a Transformers fan, a G.I. Joe fan, or just a fan of retro goodness, this is one for you.” –Comic Book Therapy

“If you asked me to pick my favorite comics of the year, there's not even a question about it: Transformers vs. G.I. Joe would be at the top of the list.” – Comics Alliance



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