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Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Tuesday, February 21st 2017 6:04pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Counterpunch, xRotorstormx, Megatronus, and special guests Mr. Starscream and that wonder from down under, Burn. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

Seibertron was at Toy Fair to bring the latest and greatest images to your screen. Check out Seibertron's show room photography and official images of the show's awesome reveals HERE.

We start Toy Fair talk with the show stopping Trypticon. Starscream and Megatronus, who were on site at Hasbro's show space in New York, provide some first hand opinions of the monstrous kaiju on display - from the included Full-Tilt deluxe figure & Titan Master Necro to Tryp's Titan Master-munching gimmick. Is the rest of the crew sold?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Hungry Hungry Trypticon


We check out the contents of the upcoming Chaos on Velocitron and Siege on Cybertron box sets, featuring diecast Rodimus and Thunderwing Titan Masters, respectively. Likely modeled after the recent Combiner Wars sets, will the same concept work for Titans Return? Looking at Quickswitch, Nautica, Tidal Wave, and the other individual figures: which hit the right stride, and which are simply forgettable?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Nope.


There were plenty of other notable Transformers figure reveals besides Titan Trypticon: a new Windblade figure is coming down the pipe, Topspin is getting his Twintwist, and the remaining Decepticon phase sixers and triple changers have finally (if expectedly) been revealed. Are these reasons to celebrate, or is the Twincast crew focused on other priorities?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
The boys are back in town.


Taking a brief break from toy reveals, the crew discusses the Power of the Primes vote, and the next Prime of Cybertron: Optimus Primal. That's right, the fans have spoken, and the famed Beast Wars leader, representing 'Chaos' will lead. Is the crew psyched, or can whispers of Deathsaurus be heard in the distance?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
With a rebel yell...


Forged to Fight, the upcoming mobile fighting game by Kabam, creators of the ever-popular Marvel Contest of Champions, was also on our minds this weekend. A new trailer is out, and the good folks at Kabam held a special preview event over Toy Fair weekend to showcase the gameplay. Are we in for another mobile sensation, a la Earth Wars?


Fight!


Back to toys: Toy Fair 2017 featured some extremely exciting reveals for Transformers: The Last Knight. While Movie Masterpiece figures and a handful of new voyager toys are nice, there's one character in particular that seems to be on everyone's mind. All. Hail. Megatron.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
4th time's the charm!


Time for some Toy Fair superlatives. The Twincast crew embarks on a discussion of favorite reveals, disappointments, biggest surprises, and what we were surprised not to see at the show. There are some interesting selections, so listen in to find out what we thought of Toy Fair overall.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Because Bumblebee.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #166 "Toy Fair 2017" #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Until next time!



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Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers: Rescue Bots Toys Video #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers: Rescue Bots Toys Video #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2017 5:30am CST
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al

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We ain't finished yet! After the galleries and official images of the products shown and revealed at Toy Fair 2017 in Javits Center, New York City, we now turn to more videos of the Hasbro Transformers section, ranging from The Last Knight to Robots in Disguise, via Rescue Bots and Titans Return!

The final clip comes from the Rescue Bots portion of the Hasbro stall, showing off the giant Optimus Prime race track, with OP himself becoming the launcher rig, the new Knight Bumblebee who turns into a dragon, and has dragon/weapon minicons (!), and some more new forms for the cast. Check it out below, and compare to our gallery here!


Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Video #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Video #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2017 5:10am CST
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News, Toy News, Event News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al

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We ain't finished yet! After the galleries and official images of the products shown and revealed at Toy Fair 2017 in Javits Center, New York City, we now turn to more videos of the Hasbro Transformers section, ranging from The Last Knight to Robots in Disguise, via Rescue Bots and Titans Return!

This next video shows the newly revealed Premier Edition portion of the upcoming live-action movie from Paramount and Michael Bay, but also the Tiny Turbo Changers, the various deluxes, voyagers and leaders, as shown in the gallery here, here and here - that includes the two new Megatrons, Dragonstorm, Steelblade, Scorn and more!


Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Promo, Product, Turnaround Videos #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Transformers Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Promo, Product, Turnaround Videos #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2017 4:51am CST
Categories: Site News, Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al

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We ain't finished yet! After the galleries and official images of the products shown and revealed at Toy Fair 2017 in Javits Center, New York City, we now turn to more videos of the Hasbro Transformers section, ranging from The Last Knight to Robots in Disguise, via Rescue Bots and Titans Return!

First up below is a collection of clips introducing the new Combiner Force branch of the show and toyline for Robots in Disguise, along with turnarounds of Menasor and the Autobot combiner we know as Ultra Bee, plus a video look at the whole RID section of the Hasbro stalls - check them out, and browse the galleries again too, here and here!








Toy Fair 2017 - Generations Transformers Titans Return Display Video #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Generations Transformers Titans Return Display Video  #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Saturday, February 18th 2017 11:52pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Digital Media News
Posted by: WreckerJack

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We at Seibertron.com bring you the closest thing to being able to go to Toy Fair 2017! The video below is an up close look at the latest figures from the Transformers Titans Return line. Featuring Trypticon, which is the largest Decepticon figure to date. You can see him posed with other figures to get a sense of just how large he is. He looks even more massive with Titans Return Legends Class Bumblebee in his mighty grasp!

For an even closer look at Toy Fair 2017 releases check out the gallery


New Transformers: Forged To Fight Toy Fair Trailer #TFNY #HasbroToyFair

Transformers News: New Transformers: Forged To Fight Toy Fair Trailer #TFNY #HasbroToyFair
Date: Saturday, February 18th 2017 11:21am CST
Categories: Game News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Kotaku

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Hey Seibertronians! That Toy-fair adrenaline get to your head? Well, thanks to Hasbro and Kabam, we've got another piece of Transformers news: A brand new trailer for the upcoming mobile game "Transformers: Forged to Fight"! The new spot makes sure to show off all the characters available in the game, which launches in the spring for Apple and Android. It features bots from nearly all eras, with appearances by Transformers from Beast Wars, G1, the Comics, and more. Check out the trailer embedded below!


Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Date: Sunday, February 5th 2017 3:29pm CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP with Thing 1 & Thing 2: Megatronus and RodimusConvoy13. Listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #165 "Recall Bias" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

We start out with a little Rescue Bots appreciation. Traversing its 100th episode in season 4, Rescue Bots has surpassed (US) G1 in episode count. The Twincast crew ponders Rescue Bots' staying power, and what aspects of the show have cultivated loyalty in fans old and young alike.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Robot dinosaurs from space make every show a classic.


We take a look at Optimus Prime #3, from Soundwave's evolving relationships, to our growing enjoyment of and engagement with Zama's excellent artwork, to our boundless love for all things Junkion. Bonus: our official Seibertron.com review can be found here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
The art is seriously good.


Lost Light #2 is next, and we are deep into the functionist hellscape, err... rabbit hole. While the implications of Megatron's existence weigh heavy, there is only one thing truly on our minds: All hail the useless one. If that wasn't teaser enough, our official Seibertron.com review can be found here.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Lonely, and useless.


In light (he he) of Screenrant's article declaring Lost Light the greatest story in the franchise, and our observation of stray comments exhorting a return to G1 cartoon source material in terms of content and form, we ask: What drives this desire, aside from the obvious draw of nostalgia? Is it recall bias, or something else entirely? Think of this one as a conversation starter and let us know what you think by replying to this post!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
A new generation of stories, for the next evolution of the brand.


Back to toys: Toy Fair 2017 is just a couple short weeks away, and as always, our expectations run high. What reveals does the Twincast crew predict this year, and in a perfect world, what would we like to see?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
I repeat: Robot dinosaurs from space make every show a classic.


The Power of the Prime vote is underway, with the second and final round of voting coming to a close. Who are we voting for, and what can we hope for under Deathsaurus Prime's leadership?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Unknown Evil, every time.


The 10th anniversary of the Bayverse continues: in addition to Takara's 'The Best' line of premium movie figure redecos, it appears we can also expect Transformers AU X converting cell phones. We're not quite sure what to do with these.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Hard pass.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording? And what kind of cocktail would you be mixing up?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #165 "Recall Bias"
Girls just wanna have fu-un!


We'll be back in approximately two weeks to discuss reveals from Toy Fair 2017, more comics, and Masterpiece Cheetor!

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Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Date: Sunday, January 22nd 2017 11:58am CST
Categories: Site News, Digital Media News, Podcast
Posted by: megatronus

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host ScottyP and his merry marauders, Megatronus, RodimusConvoy13, Razorclaw, and Counterpunch - listen in as we discuss the latest news, toys, and more.

Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right" is available directly and in our RSS Feed, and should appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio within 24 to 48 hours of when you see this news post.

We kick off the podcast with the latest images of upcoming Titans Return Krok & Quake. What does the crew think of Titans Return now that the inevitable onslaught of repaints has begun, and how does the previously utilized strategy of pre-tools color our hindsight view of Combiner Wars?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Who wore it better?


Time for some old fashioned Takara goodness with a discussion of the Legends line. We've got Soundwave + cassettes on the brain, along with Super Ginrai and anime-style Brainstorm. How do these figures compare to their Hasbro counterparts, and which are worth double dipping for?

You can check out more awesome comparison images like the one below by Seibertronian Logan. in this thread!

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Now that's a good comparison.


We jump right into a round of awesome listener questions. Optimuspete asks us about our collection sizes, william-james88 asks which we like to transform more, TR or RID deluxes, and SW's SilverHammer asks whether Evangelion would have been better if MP10 Eva mode was canon. Thanks for the questions, listeners.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Did someone say head-canon?


We take a slight detour to discuss the recently revealed Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee, and then Combiner Force Crash Combiners. Do we view either of these with anticipation, or with a lurking sense of disappointment?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
The only movie Bumblebee you'll ever need. We hope.


On a more serious note: Mastermind Creations Tarn and their many IDW styled releases like him, a missed opportunity for Hasbro? With the popularity of More Than Meets the Eye and other ongoing comics, is the continued reliance on obscure G1 (see Krok & Quake, above) sustainable? Does the MP-ification of Generations leave an opening for 3rd Parties that Hasbro will have difficulty wresting back?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Opportunities await.


Enough of comics characters - let's get on to some actual comics. Revolutionaries is hitting stands, and the Twincast has plenty opinions on this crossover. Most of them... unkind. We love hearing from you - let us know your thoughts in the forums below.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Melodramatic, indeed.


Was Getaway right? That's the burning question on our minds as we await for Lost Light #2, with the namesake topic of this episode arriving at last. With the expected eventual reappearance of the mutineers, we debate their controversial actions. Was their betrayal a well intended effort, a malicious revenge plot, or something else? Regardless of the motivation, was it the right move? Was Megatron sorry all along and truly misunderstood by a large portion of the ship's crew? You can even let us know where you stand on this using social media with the hashtags #GetawayWasRight or #MegatronWasSorry.

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
This guy.


Bragging Rights is here. What has everyone gotten since their last recording?

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #164 "Getaway Was Right"
Can you guess?


We'll be back in approximately two weeks to wildly speculate on Toy Fair 2017, talk about next week's comics like Optimus Prime #3, and much more!

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Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie
Date: Sunday, August 7th 2016 9:28pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Digital Media News
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Dare To Be Great
The Transformers: The Movie Turns 30 - A Tribute
Author: Scotty P | Editor: Counterpunch
Additional Written Contributions from: Burn, Bronzewolf
Special Thanks To: Shout! Factory, Seibertron

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie


With today marking 30 years since the release of The Transformers: The Movie, the fine folks at Shout! Factory (from whom you may Preorder the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the movie by clicking here) posed a question: how did this movie capture a special place in the hearts of millions and kids of the 80s? We'll explore the answer to this by carefully looking at the characters, themes, and imagery of the movie with a bit of input from the Seibertron staff along the way.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Transformers has always been about its characters, not merely robotic automations as seen in other media, but rather fully fleshed out individuals with distinct personalities and stories. The Transformers: The Movie continued this tradition and made new room in the hearts of fans for the characters it introduces even as it takes away some beloved favorites.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

This movie introduces around a dozen more icons to an already robust mythos. Hot Rod, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Springer, Kup, Scourge, and even characters that didn't get toys at the time like Arcee, Unicron, and the Quintessons all brought something new to the table. A cavalier Autobot? Not a brand new idea, but never had children seen that element within an Autobot destined for leadership. A sleek futuristic car mode tricked out with flames and attitude to spare and you've got a character designed to capture the imagination of a young audience. For those looking for the stately authority figure, another Autobot introduced by the movie, Ultra Magnus, was around to pick up the slack. Forum Administrator Burn offers his personal story about how Ultra Magnus made him a Transformers fan for life:

Burn wrote:The year was 1986, and The Transformers: The Movie was released on Boxing Day here in Australia. I was 10 years old. I remember going during the day to see it as this could very well have been the very first movie I got to see on my own. It was at "The Airdome Theatre", one of those 'old style' movie theatres with canvas seats, thick red drapes, and even a balcony area. Very old school. (This theatre would be demolished a few years later and the town has been left without a full sized theatre since.)

So there I was, 10 years old, on summer break. I went into the theatre as a burgeoning fan of The Transformers, and I came out an even bigger fan. Oh sure there was that traumatizing moment when Optimus died. But then, there was Ultra Magnus. "ULTRA MAGNUS IS AWESOME!" is all I could think right then. I left that theatre on a high and walked around the corner and up the street a bit to a newsagent, going straight to the comics section and that's where I found it: Marvel UK Transformers #74.

That began my collecting of the Marvel UK comics, which also had a tremendous influence on my life. So on the same day so many years ago, not only had I walked out of the theatre after witnessing what I considered to be the greatest movie ever, but I also became a comic book fan.

Just a few weeks ago, my girlfriend, who is a major Studio Ghibli fan sat me down to begin what my introduction to Studio Ghibli movies, "My Neighbour Totoro". It was one of the first Studio Ghibli movies she saw as a child and wanted to share that with me. So we watched it, and I decided that it would only be fair that I show her The Transformers. She'd never seen it before. She sat there watching, listening some of the greatest lines in cinema history ("Why throw away your life so recklessly?", "One shall stand, one shall fall", "Their defenses are broken, let the slaughter begin", "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost"), and it was just wonderful to be able to share something special in return.

To say this movie that is 30 years old had an influence on me would be an understatement. It turned me into a fan of comic books, it made me (and most of you may not even know this), a Ultra Magnus Fanboy and a hater of Hot Rod. As an adult I can watch it and see all the flaws. But I don't care, this movie, like collecting Transformers toys, reminds me of a simpler time in my life where I didn't have to worry about bills and other annoying adult things.

Happy anniversary to The Transformers: The Movie!



While the impact of new characters from the movie would mark a lasting shift in the franchise, it was perhaps the ones who were taken away that left the biggest mark on the fandom. In most cartoons of the time, if older, established characters needed to step aside to give some screen time to new ones, plot devices would be used more often than not to harmlessly have them go off on another adventure, or disappear ambiguously to set the stage for some future return. Not in Transformers: The Movie. Within the first ten minutes of the movie, the body count begins to add up. Most famously, Optimus Prime falls in battle with Megatron, an emotional moment that was a sad, but somewhat protracted goodbye to the hero that kids had idolized since the series' inception.

There are dozens of accounts and articles about Optimus Prime, but less about other significant characters such as Ironhide, Prowl, Ratchet, Brawn, Wheeljack, and more. Why would the deaths of these characters also lead to emotional moments that made this movie stick in the consciousness of countless fans for years? It was hard to know as a child, but reflecting back, as this was a story about war, even these important characters were killed off in darkly appropriate, anti-climactic, quick, and not really even mentioned again ways. The desperation in Peter Cullen's Ironhide, crying "No!" when he hears of the plan to destroy Autobot City, is then cut off by one of Frank Welker's most ruthlessly delivered lines as Megatron - "Such heroic nonsense." Ironhide then takes a point blank shot to the head from a fusion cannon and is never heard from again. It's quick, it's brutal, then it's over. It's war.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

While Transformers had always been a story about a war, it was more or less toy soldiers off to battle, and whatever the result, they would come back next week for you to pull out of your toy box while their adventures continued again on screen. With Transformers: The Movie, some of kids' favorite heroes became disposable, and their endings signified just that. This battle between Autobot and Decepticon was now more real than it had ever been, and the quick establishment of this new paradigm gripped those that weren't crushed, as now, truly, anything could happen.

There was another foreboding presence casting a shadow over the film’s events in the form of a giant planet that devours other worlds: Unicron. This now legendary villain is introduced in a beautifully animated opening sequence, with a slow panning shot revealing the colossal scale of what Vince DiCola's score immediately tells you is a villain to fear. A quick look at the surface on an unknown alien planet, later found out to be Lithone, shows beings very similar in appearance to Transformers on what looks like a peaceful world. Just as your new robot friends go to do some science, they are (mostly) eaten. Yes, eaten alive by the new terror that's been put in front of the audience and there is no room for doubt that the danger to our transforming friends is very real.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Many children could watch the Battle of Autobot City and think in the back of their minds "what happens if that big planet shows up again?” The futility of the conflict finally comes to the forefront when a depleted Autobot crew trying to rebuild receives a transmission from Jazz and Cliffjumper that their moonbase is about to be eaten, but then receive a similar message from Daniel's dad, who was the kid avatar Spike in the earlier TV episodes. Now, suddenly, even the characters intended to represent the captive audience in front of the television was in mortal peril. Before they can act, a rebuilt Megatron, now Galvatron, shows up and chases them away. All of that establishing material, which took away many childhood heroes, was now, ultimately, for naught. The recently defeated Megatron not only immediately returned, he did so rebuilt and strengthened by a galaxy-spanning threat the like of which the Transformers had never seen.

The lessons about the nature of conflict and its brutal consequences are ones that have resonated with the generation that grew up on the movie through the theatres or the various VHS releases. Those consequences are real for the Transformers just as they are in a real war, without the sugar coatings that accompany some of the other TV cartoon movie adaptations of the same era.

Yet among the heavier messages, there's still a childlike wonder to the film that's kept us captivated enough to go back and be able to find those all these years later. The imagery alone, such as a shuttle taking off from a massive Moonbase, Daniel seeing those first glimpses of Autobot City over the horizon, an entire city transforming, Optimus Prime catapulting through the air to stop the Decepticons in his final battle, an underwater minefield of aquatic robot threats on a planet that looks like a corkscrew, and even a planet made of nothing but actual trash painted a picture of a much larger world. The tagline of the cartoon had always been that the Transformers were "More Than Meets The Eye". It certainly delivered on this promise, but The Transformers: The Movie took it to another level.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

This wonder also facilitated a necessary escape into a friendly place for many fans, even those born much later than the Transformers franchise itself. Site News Staff member Brozewolf shares a story about why this movie means so much on a personal level:

Bronzewolf wrote:"I'm not an 80's kid, far from it actually, so I didn't grow up with the original cartoon or the original toys, but Transformers is still a big part of my life. I first watched Transformers: The Movie with my brother. We were "Vacationing" to Kansas City at the time due to some issues in our family. It was stressful for all of us, especially my brother and I. We had heard of Transformers before. We had seen a bit of G1, a bit of Prime, we had a few toys, but when that movie came on TV, we both knew we were hooked. It gave us the ability to forget about what was troubling us for a moment and get sucked into a world of action, adventure, cool cars, and awesome robots. It was a world we knew we'd never leave, and years later, we still haven't."


Ultimately, fans keep coming back to watch this movie again and again and buy it repeatedly on different formats because it's not only amazingly animated, composed, and acted, it's also a story about growing up. People change, like Spike, now a father to his son Daniel. We make well intentioned mistakes, like Hot Rod accidentally helping Megatron to deliver the fatal shots to Optimus Prime. Our moments of triumph are sometimes short lived, like Starscream's incredibly short leadership of the Decepticons. But if we take the lyrics of Stan Bush and stay sure to be at our "best when the going gets rough", we can rise above the darkest hours of our lives and become people that can make a difference, at least for a moment.

Transformers News: Dare To Be Great: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie

Arise again, The Transformers: The Movie. Thanks for traveling with us on this journey through life, and hopefully we'll be here to celebrate many more birthdays to come.

Transformers: Earth Wars Mobile Game - Official Launch Release and Trailer

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Mobile Game - Official Launch Release and Trailer
Date: Thursday, June 2nd 2016 10:08am CDT
Categories: Game News, Press Releases, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Space Ape, Transformers: Earth Wars

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It's here at long last! As we reported earlier, Transformers: Earth Wars is open to play in most countries now, and we have the official press release and launch trailer for your information and entertainment to be viewed below - check out what Backflip, Hasbro, and Space Ape have been up to for a fair few time now, get pumped with the clip, and download the game here.

And while you're at it, search for "Seibertron" in the game alliances - we have both Decepticon and Autobot sides represented, the only member missing ... is you.



Click here to download Transformers: Earth Wars today!

TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS Now Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android Devices

Players Must Align with the Autobots or Decepticons to Determine Earth’s Fate
in New Real-Time Combat Strategy Game from Hasbro, Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games


BOULDER, Colo. – June 2, 2016 – Hasbro Inc., Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games today released TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, a new real-time combat strategy mobile game featuring the most iconic characters in the Transformers universe. Published by Backflip Studios (DragonVale, SpellFall, Paper Toss) and developed by Space Ape Games (Rival Kingdoms, Samurai Siege), TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS breaks new ground for the genre, pairing authentic Transformers storytelling with fast-paced gameplay, beautiful 3D animation and hundreds of characters with diverse strengths and abilities. The game is available now for free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on Google Play for Android devices.

“The Transformers franchise is one of the most iconic in the world, so it is exciting to include these characters in such a compelling mobile gaming experience,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “We are thrilled to partner with Hasbro and Space Ape Games to launch TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS and think that Transformers fans are going to love teaming up with their favorite Autobots or Decepticons in these highly engaging mobile battles.”

Inspired by Hasbro’s “Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy,” TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS players must choose to fight with Optimus Prime and the Autobots or Megatron and the Decepticons in a battle to decide the fate of planet Earth. Once allegiance has been sworn, gamers assemble a powerful team of playable characters, raid enemy bases for Energon stockpiles, and construct the Space Bridge to add reinforcements from Cybertron, all while playing in real-time against other players around the globe.

The game also features notable storytellers and voice actors from the Transformers franchise, including dialogue written by comic legend Simon Furman and voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, and Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron.

"TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS offers players an engaging storyline and incredible gameplay experience,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “The game harnesses the unique strengths and abilities of hundreds of characters from Transformers lore, which really helps it to stand above existing real-time combat strategy games and delivers on the Transformers promise of More than Meets the Eye.”

“With TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS, our team was dedicated to making a high quality, hand crafted experience that fans of both mobile games and Transformers will enjoy,” said John Earner, CEO of Space Ape Games. “We’re really excited about the finished product and can’t wait to help grow and support the community around this game.”

TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS is FREE to download andwill feature in-game purchases, and is available worldwide excluding Japan and China on Android and iOS. Please note that a WiFi connection is required to play.

About Backflip Studios
Backflip Studios develops and publishes absurdly fun mobile games for iOS and Android devices. The company's portfolio of top ranked games, which include hit franchises such as DragonVale, Paper Toss, NinJump, Spellfall, PlunderNauts, and Army of Darkness Defense, have been downloaded over 400 million times. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has a majority ownership stake in Backflip Studios.

About Space Ape Games
Founded in 2012, Space Ape Games is a mobile games studio based in Central London made up of games veterans and key people behind the biggest gaming companies and the biggest social games on the web. Space Ape's hit strategy games Rival Kingdoms and Samurai Siege, available on iOS and Android devices, are played by more than 20 million players worldwide. Space Ape Games won the 2015 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio and for Game of the Year for Rival Kingdoms, plus the 2014 Develop Award for Best New Studio and the 2015 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio For more information, visit http://www.spaceapegames.com.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).


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