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3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019

Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Date: Thursday, July 18th 2019 12:07am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Collectables
Posted by: Stargrave

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Just in from our brave commandos currently holding up a foxhole on the showroom floor of #SDCC2019 are some absolutely exquisite reveals from 3A and utterly intriguing new concepts from Mondo! Both brands are doing the Transformers franchise proud this year with 3A showing off the hyper detailed Bumblebee movie Blitzwing in two different scales along with Earth mode Bumblebee in two different scales and the amazing new Bumblebee-verse Optimus Prime in the smaller scale only.
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Mondo is showcasing their new Mondo Mecha figures modeled in the form of a Mecha Batman and Mecha Captain America respectively and are everything a robot loving comic book fan could hope for. These slick designs are like a fusion of classic McFarlane toys aesthetics with current Flame toys attitude. Release dates and prices are listed as yet to be determined. Mondo is also showing off their current sets of Marvel and Transformers pins shown below.
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Transformers News: 3A Bumblebee Blitzwing Mondo Mecha Figures Batman and Captain America and More at #SDCC2019
Enjoy the views and stay tuned to Seibertron for more reveals yet to come over the #SDCC2019!

#SDCC2019 Transformers Siege Rung Ratbat Rumble Micromaster Set Micromaster Combiners Revealed!

Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers Siege Rung Ratbat Rumble Micromaster Set Micromaster Combiners Revealed!
Date: Tuesday, July 16th 2019 11:34pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Sightings
Posted by: Stargrave | Credit(s): Nathaniel Prime Sentinel_Primal from Seibertron/StrykerWang

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This just in from various sources like from our own NathanielPrime and Sentinel_Primal with images from Sabrblade but originating from Twitter user StrikerWang are images somehow taken of the Hasbro Transformers Siege reveals for #SDCC2019! Below you will see images of
-Astrotrain in train mode with his tinder converted to launch base
-Battlemaster Rung (!!!)
-Battlemaster Firedrive repainted deep silver
-Apeface from behind showing his beast mode head component
-Crosshairs (looking slick my old friend)
-Ratbat and Frenzy/Rumble
-and not last and not least the Micromaster 10 pack (not all members yet confirmed)
Enjoy the images and let 2019 ring (Rung?) as what will not doubt go down as one of the greatest years in Transformers history. Chime in with your thoughts in the forum and stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!
Transformers News: #SDCC2019 Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Reveals Revealed!

Botcon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Package Print Image

Transformers News: Botcon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Package Print Image
Date: Wednesday, June 17th 2015 10:09pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): Botcon Twitter Account

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The official Botcon Twitter account has tweeted out an image of the Frank Welker VIP Package art print by Casey Coller with colors by Josh Perez. We've mirrored the image below of this really slick piece paying homage to many of Generation One Megatron's most famous moments.

Transformers News: Botcon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Package Print Image

Keep it right here with Seibertron all week and weekend for the latest Botcon 2015 happenings. Maybe there's even more to come very soon!

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Griffith

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Griffith
Date: Friday, May 1st 2015 9:51am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Auto Assembly

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Slick-looking, smooth-talking, art-drawing IDW Publishing creator Andrew Griffith, current regular on The Transformers ongoing series, will be returning to the biggest European convention for its swansong: Auto Assembly 2015! Griffith will be joining an ever-growing list of guests, which you can check out here, and read more about below.

After making his debut with us back in 2013, we felt that his return to the convention was long overdue so we’re pleased to announce that popular comic artist Andrew Griffith will be joining us once again at Auto Assembly 2015! For those of you not familiar with his work (shame on you) Andrew has an extensive list of Transformers credits list to his name having worked for IDW Publications on a wide range of their titles including Robots in Disguise, Last Stand Of The Wreckers and the movie adaptations for Revenge Of The Fallen and Dark Of The Moon.

Andrew will be with us all weekend, sketching in our guests area and as with many of our artists joining us will have prints and original artwork with him for sale as well. Keep an eye out on the website as well as we will be bringing you details of how you can pre-book your exclusive sketches from Andrew to beat the queues over the convention weekend and guarantee your personalised artwork from him!

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Andrew Griffith

Fan Sales Table At Auto Assembly 2010

Transformers News: Fan Sales Table At Auto Assembly 2010
Date: Wednesday, July 21st 2010 3:58am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Simes, AutoAssembly

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The guys from UK Transformers fan convention AutoAssembly 2010 dropped by to announce the following new feature at the convention!

New for Auto Assembly 2010 is the Fan Sales Table. It will either be located on the Registration Desk or a stand-alone table if we have enough items on it, this will give all of you the chance to sell your unwanted items in a safe, controlled environment with minimal effort!

You can use this table to sell anything as long as it is Transformers related (although we may expand this!). However you can not bring unauthorized copies of DVDs, CDs, etc, knock-off toys, import DVDs etc.

Simply bring your items to the desk and name your asking price. You will be asked to complete a declaration form authorizing us to sell them on your behalf and then you will be given a ticket for each item. You can check back at any time during the weekend to claim your money, alter your selling prices or even withdraw your items from sale.

Please note that 10% commission will be taken from the sale of each item towards convention funds. The sales table will be running from Friday evening right through to Sunday and will be the ONLY sales table trading on Friday.

We will also have some BRAND NEW items that have been supplied to Auto Assembly for sale to raise money towards the convention's running costs and we thought we'd start this thread to bring you a list of some of the confirmed and expected items from attendees that we will have along with prices.

We will take reservations for some of these and you can pick up most from Friday onwards.

= Transformers Animated =

Deluxe Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Bumblebee (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Bumblebee (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Lockdown (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Snarl (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Snarl (MOSC) - £10
Deluxe Oil Slick (MOSC) - £10

= Beast Wars =

Big Convoy (Korean packaging) - MISB - £35
Walmart Blue Transmetal Rattrap (MOSC) - £15 - RESERVED

= Beast Machines =

Che (MOSC) - £10 - RESERVED
Rattrap (MISB) - £25

= Universe (Original) =

Tankor - £8 - RESERVED

= Power Core Combiners =

Combaticons (MOSC) - £25

= Binaltech =

BT-11 Laserwave (MISB) - £70

= DVDs =

Beast Wars Vol. 1 - £3

= Battle Beasts =

Assorted loose, various condition - £1 each

= Classics =

Prowl (MOSC) - £12

More to follow...

So if you're attending Auto Assembly this year and have a few things you'd like to get rid off this is a great opportunity for you.

Stay tuned to for all your Transformers related news!

Dairycon Confirmation Packets Arrive/ "Pretender Convoy" Inner Bot Revealed!

Transformers News: Dairycon Confirmation Packets Arrive/ "Pretender Convoy" Inner Bot Revealed!
Date: Tuesday, March 9th 2010 10:36am CST
Categories: Event News, Collectables
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Methusalen, Dairycon

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Views: 43,269 member Methusalen was so kind as to pop by and drop this new Dairycon update:

First off, Pre-Registration for the event has come to a close for the 2010 event!
As of now, all properly received Dairycon PreRegs have been processed, and Confirmation Packets sent out. If you, or someone you know did not receive theirs, please contact us at

Please review your Confirmation Packet carefully for important information regarding the show.


In big news, we have been graced with the reveal of Pretender Convoy's inner robot!
And for a refresher, here's Convoy's Pretender Shell "Pete"...
(Click to enlarge!)
Once again, Pretender Convoy can ONLY be won during the Raffle!


Part Two of the Return of Convoy Dairycon fanfic has been posted, giving us more info on this year's themes ("Return of Convoy" & the "Battle for Brew City").
As the Leader of the MexiCons, Nachos BelGrande had various special weapons and abilities at his disposal. He would not need all of them to combat this new threat.
Just one.
Reaching deep into his chassis, Nachos removed the Ancient Artifact and held it aloft.

"Ahora la luz nuestra hora mas oscura!"

The Taco of Leadership glowed from within, releasing a bright, pure cleansing light. It washed over the Ass-09 drones, dispersing the dark cloud that controlled them. Optics grew dim as the drones powered down and collapsed in the sand.
It took mere moments to shut down The Thousand Asses of the Apocalypse.

The Artifact stopped glowing. Nachos BelGrande slumped to the ground; it had taken nearly all of his power to maintain the effect at the level of power needed. He smiled inwardly, relieved that he had saved most of the Dairycons, yet saddened that he could not save his two favorites.

It was all the more distressing when the dark energy reappeared, containing a new menace within.

What is this mysterious force controlling the Thousand Asses of the Apocalypse? Who were Nacho's "Two Favorites" that he couldn't save? What happened to them? Did the Dairycons stop Pretender Motormaster in time? Did your favorite Dairycon survive? Did they sacrifice their own lives for the greater good? What are you still doing here? Get over to the Dairycon Universe and check it out for yourself!


I'd like to make note of an updated interview with Fred, which should be an interesting read for anyone interested in getting into the head of the person who created the Dairycon Universe...
We were lucky to have again caught up with Fred of Freds Workshop, the VariQuest, and one of the secret members behind the Dairycon convention. After baiting a trap with organic wheat crackers and another new Huffer variant, we managed to convince him to take the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about Transformers, Conventions, and the state of the world in general.

First of all, thank you for taking the time to sit down for an interview. I understand you usually try to avoid interviews?

You're welcome, and yes; I usually claim shyness.


So why did you agree to sit down and talk with us?

You wouldn't leave (as he munches on a wheat cracker).


OK, so ignoring my methods... what was your first introduction to the world of the Transformers? How did they take ahold of a place in your heart and manage to stay there for so long?

Like most of my 'generation', I grew up watching the Transformers on television... no small feat back in the day, when you have two channels, neither of which comes in clearly. I wonder if there are videophiles who prefer their television transmission thru an antenna, much the way audiophiles prefer their records full of noise over a clear compact disk?

As to why they have remained in my heart for so long, I imagine it was the excellent storyline and the unique 'fiddle factor' that Transformers provided my young mind.

Or else it was the insidious corporate marketing strategy. Either way.


The 2010 Dairycon convention brings back the character of "Uncle Whiskey Breath" to the Dairycon Universe. What was the impetus behind bringing back such a perennial favorite?

Uncle Whiskey Breath was our first convention exclusive. He is by far one of our most popular characters, and really set the tone for future shows. Over the years, many people have asked us if we would ever consider reissuing him - for the 10th Anniversary, it seemed a home run. We're giving fans one more chance to own the figure that started it all.


The original Uncle Whiskey Breath came with his signature Cloak of Cow and the Blizzard Shotgun. What can we expect with the reissue?

The 2010 Uncle Whiskey Breath will come packaged with a number of his original accessories, plus a few surprises. In the storyline, Uncle was usually accompanied by a small friend, a partner. No-one has commented yet, but on the website, the 10th Anniversary version of him is listed as 'Uncle Whiskey Breath with Stormsword Jet'. If you recall, the 2005 Stormsword set was the first 'Multicon Shared Exclusive' (for 2009, it was Ass-09, of course). That's just one of the surprises you can expect with this figure. There will be more revealed at the show.

I think the update to this figure and his weapons will please fans of the original.


The information listed recently has fans VERY excited. There's the Battle for Brew City assortment, which seems to contain a number of characters specific to Dairycon. You've recently introduced the Return of Convoy assortment, which contains Minerva, a Japanese character from the series. Can we assume, by the name of this second series, that something 'Big' is in store for fans?

No comment.


Oh come on! Nothing?!

Well, I will say this: The Battle for Brew City assortment does contain Dairycon-specific characters; the ones that likely won't be done in any other format. However, with the magnitude of what's coming next, we decided to give it an entirely different theme, that still tied fully into the Dairycon universe (and to celebrate our 10 years in the fandom).

When it's all finally revealed, I can promise that fans won't be disappointed.


There have been allusions, hints really, over the last few years that the 2010 show may be your last. Is there any truth to these rumors?

Hints? What hints? You mean in 2008 when we first introduced, 'The Last Dairycon' in the comic? In the 2009 interview where we said that, 'you'll want to get to the 2010 show, because you won't get another chance'? Or could it be on the website, where the last storyline is titled, 'The true and final End of the Dairycon Universe'?

Or could it be that there are no longer any listings on the site for 'Future/Unproduced Dairycon Exclusives'?



*Ahem* No comment…

More precisely, this question will be answered properly the day of the show. There needs to be a certain... context, I think, that being there, at the time of the announcement, will provide. We spoke of this a bit last year, and I think it might best help to explain: When people start taking the parody too-seriously, it's time to bow out.

I kid you not, we've found knockoffs of the Dairycon exclusives, there's a kid who wants to make some kind of yu-gi-oh game cards of the characters, several attendees have made their own t-shirts... heck, someone at Hassenfeld Brothers inadvertently 'borrowed' a couple of our parodies (FlatFoot and Checkers), and made them into characters. I often wonder who at corporate was so straining for an idea, that they had to slip in some of ours ;-) Funny when you think about it. They're in the Kmart Minicon packs. Get-it- MiniCon? Small convention?


It's a good plug... "At least Dairycon doesn't 'OverCharge' for their show!" ;)

It's as we said before: You don't make money off of something like this. Just ask Jon and Karl. We're a pro-deficit organization :-) We do this for fun, not to make money. How do you make money off something you love, and essentially give away?

I believe that when you start to try to make money off this kind of thing, then you've completely missed the point. And *that* is my answer.


How do you think that Dairycon compares to the larger Transformer Conventions, and its role in the ‘big picture’ of the current state of the fandom?

Well, obviously, there needs to be a large organization, such as McBotcon, to do the heavy lifting. And frankly, their business model proves that there's money to be made, or else they wouldn't be doing it. At the same time, I believe there is an obligation to prove the opposite is true; to set out to prove that it's not about the money :-) Quite a tough row to hoe, when you consider it's based on, essentially, one slick and ancient toy-based marketing strategy. I'd like to think we made our point.

That's the essential function of fancons, the one thing they can do that the big shows can't. Fancons aren't about the money. They can't be; if they were, they'd be gobbled up by the big boys. Or morph into a Big Boy themselves. Again, just ask Jon and Karl, and look at what Botcon has become. Can *you* afford to go to Disneyworld? I sure can't. That show is no longer about you, or I. They've lost something essential, something primal, if you'll pardon the pun. They've left the old fandom behind.

Then again, Transformers are about change...

This small 'niche' market, where disillusioned fans and Fancons themselves reside, is where I think the past (and the future) will be. Those that cannot honestly afford (or cannot justify) the high cost of large conventions or toys will always go to the smaller shows, to interact with like-minded people. They make smaller purchases that are more in-line with their budget. It keeps their interest alive, which actually helps to keep the brand alive. These are the folks that the Big Boys have left behind.

That's ok; we still love you :-)


Speaking of the bigger shows, what are your opinions about the current state of affairs of the Fandom itself?

The World of the Transformers is a very different place from when I was a kid. And you know? That's OK. Let another Generation of fans take up the struggle, to find out for themselves.

The perceived sickness that grips our society is mirrored by the fandom. It's very noticeable these days. Every Age has its Laments, and now that we're no longer an agrarian society, fighting just to survive (ie, not starve)... we've gone too-far the other way. We have too-much. Too-much food, too-many toys, too-much stimulus.

The thought that material goods are somehow the way to happiness? They're not. Life, Love, and Family... these are the things that truly matter. But in our increasingly isolated society, we're losing touch with that. Both parents working, folks are talking thru their e-mail... does anyone sit at the dinner table anymore and just talk? What about a phone call to grandmother? What about just taking a walk, and admiring the way your neighbor has landscaped his yard?

This new generation is missing out. I worry about them. -Just as the generation before no-doubt worried about us. You'll see.

Sorry, again, if that was wordy.


The Dairycon Universe is always full of interesting characters and storylines. Do you write these yourself? How do you come up with the ideas for the stories/character bios?

The Dairycon Universe could not exist without the assistance and dedication of the members of the DTF. There are many people who contribute thoughts, ideas, and sometimes characters to the mythos. All are welcome. Obviously, as a parody of an actual show, we're aiming for your funny bone, not your pocketbook. We end up with characters that probably wouldn't be done anywhere else, in any format. Having said that, I'm always waiting for some large nameless corporation to decide that funny is the way to go, steal a couple of our characters, and put them into a minicon 12-pk at Kmart :-) That would make the Dairycon Universe canon, wouldn't it? Or at least, it would make us as legitimate as JaAm....


What can you tell us about the Dairycon characters themselves? Are any based on any “real-life” personalites?

I'm always interested in hearing what Dairycon characters are the fandom's favorite, although there is a bit of a freestanding notion in the core group that each Dairycon character represents a particular fan... There are a number of characters that represent a very real archetype, a personality type that isn't normally seen in the Transformers Universe, yet exists in real life. We find this supremely entertaining, which is why so many of our characters are, literally, oxymorons and alcoholics :-)


Coming up with the characters *could* be considered the easy part. How do you come up with the design for the figures themselves? What kind of work and effort goes into each figure? What is the time frame for developing & creating each years' exclusives?

That information is now available in the Dairycon: 10 Years hardcover that will be available at this year’s convention. All I can tell you is that there's no easy part :-)


What can we expect to see at future Dairycons?



Any more hints you'd like to give out regarding this year? A passing mention of which character we'll see in figure form? Any hints as to what we'll see in the upcoming story arc?

2010 will be the best year ever, with the greatest figures ever. And you'd better attend, because you're not going to get another chance.

*That* is my final answer! :-)


Thank you again for the chance to ask you a few questions. I hope we might be able to shed some light on the Dairycon convention, Life, the Universe, and Everything...

Happy to help! If we've not helped, hopefully we've at least muddied the waters a bit further.

-And Remember, "Freedom is the RIGHT of All Sentient Beings."


Word has it there's still more to be revealed before the big day, which is only a month away now! Be sure to stay tuned in for more!

IDW News From SDCC (Spotlight Cosmos!)

Transformers News: IDW News From SDCC (Spotlight Cosmos!)
Date: Friday, July 25th 2008 9:25pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, Site Articles
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Skalor, Newsarama

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Views: 35,012 member Skalor is reporting with the goods from the IDW Publishing Panel at the San Diego Comic Convention. Here's what he had to share:

After a not so revealing IDW panel today at SDCC, there were only a few new tidbits of upcoming releases by IDW. They confirmed that a Spotlight Cosmos is in the works, and they talked about the upcoming Spotlight Blurr a little. They said to expect Blurr as you've never seen him before (Pre-Great War on Cybertron, not annoying). Other upcoming titles discussed were Maximum Dinobots, Animated, Destiny (Movie Prequel), and "the 13," but not really any content. One thing said about the Animated issues was that Oil Slick, originally slated to be a toy only character, will be brought to life in the Comics. There was some new artwork that was showed from the Blurr issue and the upcoming All Hail Megatron issues (which look great...Ravage!!!!!!) Another tidbit revealed was the creation of a new character: Drift. He's designed really well and is modeled after a "Japanese drift-race car." The real cool news behind this is that they said Drift will be made into a toy by Hasbro. Lots of good stuff coming, lots to look forward to!

But that's not all. has found a IDW Panel Q&A with writers that are at the convention along with Writer Simon Furman, who is not at the SDCC. This information confirms what was reported above by Skalor. You can find the Q&A here at

Botcon Cartoon Network Pannel

Transformers News: Botcon Cartoon Network Pannel
Date: Friday, April 25th 2008 12:13pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream

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I atteded Cartoon Networks Panel at this years Botcon and they had a lot of good Q&A that sheds a lot of light on certain issues. I took notes on the answers, they don't have any particular order I just wrote them down as they were given.

Transformers Animated Panel:

More Deceptions for Season 2.

Swindle, Ratbat, Galvatron and Waspinator: 3 of the 4 will be in Animated.

Why Animated style? Working with Cartoon Network usually means animated work. Wanted to get back with the roots of drawing Transformers.

Animated done in a widescreen format, but clipped for standard.

Looking Forward. More obscure characters, more of Cybertron.

Ad-Lib is a big part to story dialogue.

Last Scene in Season 2 finale is completely ad-lib.

Allspark to stay mysterious.

Ultra Magnus figure exactly like he is on the show, completely tricked out. Expect each wave of Animated to be better than the last.

Oil Slick – Not a cartoon character, toy only but will probably be in around comic #3. MAY make it into later seasons.

Exec Producer decided on female human lead character decision. Tried really hard to make her a fun and different character, but not annoying like previous human characters in past cities. Detroit is a diverse city, one reason why the show takes place there. Cast and crew of Animated is also from diverse backgrounds.

Theories about who or what Sari is on the internet. Some have come close, many however are WAY OFF. But none are exactly right to who or what she is.

Season 3 – Nothing definitive, but looking like a pretty good possibility.

Season 1 ratings – “Doing very well”

Arcee second appearance. Nothing for Season 2, but would like to bring back in the future.

Omega Supreme: Can not confirm nor deny e will be in series.

Waspinator: Would not be voiced by Scott Mcneal.

Sentinel Prime was originally going to be Rodimus with the attitude that Sentinel Prime currently has. Hasbro did not want Rodimus to have that attitude, so they changed Rodimus to Sentinel Prime.

Combiners not likely. Though names from Combiner members may be used. Lots of talk about wanting Combiners, but not likely.

Hasbro working really well with Aniamted team.

Soundwave being a van. Best vehicle to have the same shape, likeness to a cassette player. Big debate over what his Alt should be, but they knew they wanted to have Soundwave.

Bringing Primal back, has been talked about but nothing solid. If he were to show up it would be a completely new character.

The Arc is not the Arc, it’s a repair vessel.

Unicron is a no.

Big plans for Soundwave, look forward to 3rd season.

First Pics of Animated Jazz and Oilslick!

Transformers News: First Pics of Animated Jazz and Oilslick!
Date: Saturday, February 16th 2008 7:00pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: GetterDragun | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Here are the first pics of Animated Jazz and Oilslick from Hasbro's Press material!


Date: Sunday, July 1st 2007 9:30am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Transformers Animated

Incinerator - Osprey, Voyager
Landmine - Sector Seven looking buggy
Stockade - Sector Seven GMC Envoy, Decepticon
Desert Attack Brawl (Leader Class) with X-ed out Autobot lgos
Nightwatch Prime
New Robot Heroes - Galvatron, BW Megatron, BW Cheetor

Transformers Animated stuff
Going to give us a sneak peak
Better timeslot for TV show than with Energon and Cybertron
Hasbro thinks that we shouldn't be worrying about things as much as we are.
Worked very closely with Cartoon Network.
People working on cartoon are big fans ... I got the impression that they are moreso than the folks at Hasbro
Wanted to diversify, freshen things up.
It's our new Cartoon series for 2008
Production has been brought back to US

Writing Style
Return to character development and story telling similar to BW.
Action driven show - very fluid.
Episodic but ties into an overall Seasonal Arc
Smaller cast of Bots with signifciant character development for each individual character.
Action driven with a dose of Humor.
Major fcosu on personality and abilities
Rich action sequences
Familiar and New characters
Human super-villains and Decepticon villains.

Artistic Style
Highly stylized and fluid animation
More energetic and expressive bots.
Major focus on personality and abilities
Grow from Mechanical to Emotive designs
Familiar and New characters
Realistic and Stylized transformations.
1 transformation is tasmanian devil styled.
Will not be anime cut transformations.
You will really see them transform


Set on Earth in the near future in Detroit, the alien Transformers are thrust into a world populated by humans and automatons. As visitors to Earth, the Transformers -- Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Bulkhead and Ratchet -- work in the human world interacting with the 'natives' in exciting and humorous ways. Transformers Animated has been created to showcase the heroic Autobots working together to battle the evil Decepticons and save Earth with kid-relatable plot lines filled with humor, distinctive characters persaonalities and dynamic action.

Ratchet - season Autobot, legitimate combat, cybertronian version of the military, like the guy from Full Metal Jacket
Ironhide will be like the Fantastic Four's Thing.
Prowl is like a ninja.
Grimlock is a T-REX!!! HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!
They are 3 crazy dude.
Grimlock looks awesome

Megatron is a gun in his Cybertronian mode.
Starscream kind of resembles Cyclonus in jet mode.
Has kind of like a Chris Latta voice
Voiced by Tom Kenny
We will be seeing most of the Transformers in their Cybertronian modes at the beginning of the series.
Blitzwing is a triplechanger (tank, jet, robot) - looks f'in awesome!!!
Kind of a new spin on his character, fun personality quirk: has a split personality
Spinning face gimmick on the toy
Lugnut (similar in body style to Bulkhead)
If Bulkhead is like the Thing, then Lugnut is like the Incredible Hulk.
Lugnut has missiles for hands,
Jet of some sort
Different origin story for BA than in BW.
Starts out as a different character entirely, flashbacks, one of the more complicated Decepticons, you'll care more about her.

Cpt. Fanzone - Police Chief
Sari (girl) and her father Isaac Sumdac
Sari's interaction with the Autobots is unlike her interaction in the past shows. It works out better. Not the typical human sidekick.
Sari is an outcast. Looks to the Autobots for friendship.
Human villians - "Angry Archer" (applause), NOT your typical run-of-the-mill Dr. Archeville character. Super villains ...

The Autobots WILL have their Ark. It looks like a stylized G1 Ark. Crowd: Will there be a toy? No response from Hasbro.
The Decepticons WILL have the Nemesis.
Nemesis dwarfs the Ark. It's GIGANTIC.
The Ark is about the size of one of the spikes on the Nemesis.
Nemesis has a purple lighting and black interior.
Ark had warm colors, circular, multi-level
Showed us some shots of what Detroit looks like.
Showed us a shot of the Sumdac Tower's interior.

What will the toys look like?
Toys developed at the same time as the animation designs.
Animation style allows us to show more personality with each character.
90% animation/toy accuracy.
Takara has really helped out with these designs.
New sculpting style.
No more full line gimmicks!!! WOO HOO! Big round of applause ...
Transformation is the feature.
Signature weapons and poses - attitude and stance.
Range of motion is great!
Allows for the characterization to stand out more.
There are some things they won't be able to do because of joints and stuff.
Accessories will transform?
Convey a greater range of style with these characters.
Wow ... just showed us what deluxe and Voyager Optimus Primes. Look awesome. The stylistic sculpting is there ... match up extremely well with the animated versions. Wow. Just wow! I wish you guys could see this.
Deluxe Bumblebee and Voyager class Bulkhead - really staying faithful to animated look.
Archer: can't thank Takara enough for their help with this line.
Really paid off by working daily with Takara and Cartoon Network.
Deluxe Prowl and Deluxe Ratchet
All figures have great articulation.
Artist rendition (3-D model) of Voyager Grimlock.
Voyager Megatron and Starscream: Megatron is a vertical take off Cybertronian vehicle in this image. I'm confused with the gun mode drawing of him from earlier. Maybe the gun mode Megatron is his earth mode.
Deluxe Blackarachnia looks great!
Lugnut and Blitzwing pics ...

The future
Working on season 2 already.
More familiar and new characters.
Possibility of season 3 and 4.
Desire to create brand new characters ... with cameos by G1 favorites.
Toys will have a "matte" finish like Batman Animated.

Marty Isenberg is on clip they show us.
AllSpark looks like a Matrix/
Optimus has an axe.
Megatron has a sword.
The animation is really slick looking. Everyone is going to love this.
Optimus Prime doese have a mouth and a face shield.
The transforrmation of Optimus Prime looked really cool.
My opinion has officially changed
Optimus says: "transform and roll out."
Opening audio is very cool: hip hop, rock type style.
No transformation audio yet.
The Optimus Prime axe is awesome.
Showed us a space scene.
Optimus pole-vaulted with an extended version of his axe.

FALL 2008 ... CLASSICS??????????????????
Showed us Sunstreaker and Sideswipe.
Want to continue realistic look with Classics.
"Transformers Universe" in G1 styled font.
Deluxe scale.
Will not be licensed vehicles
In early development.
Sunstreaker and Sideswipe will not have the same chest, head or design. They look just as different in robot mode as their G1 selves.
Showed us Octane (triple changer): military tanker vehicle and looks like the gun ship from TF Movie that took out Scorponok.
Looking to add an ultra scale to Transformers Universe.
They are planning on doing a new Galvatron figure that is not a repaint of Megatron.

2 segments for fall 2008: Transformers Animated and Transformers Universe (Classics 2.0). I have the impression that the G1 styled font "Transformers Universe" is the official name for Classics 2.0. The fans shouted ... Hasbro heard.


Why not a cartoon based on the movie? The movie is it's own Universe.
Robot Heroes: wanted to see how well it did before they committed to more figures.
They are a big hit.
Will make a decision in a few months on how to expand the line.
Any chance for an Ultra Magnus that isn't a Prime repaint? YES!
No mentions of Alternators or Titaniums - had to make some choices based ... $2 million dollars invested in Alternators and die-cast in Titaniums ... Hasbro wasn't getting a return on their investment with those lines so they decided to focus on Classics 2.0.
Larger scales for Classics.
Similar number of figures as wave 1 in last fall's Classics line.
Animated Optimus Prime has a detachable trailer.
Classics Jazz or Arcee? Jazz is likely as a Classic. Not sure about an Arcee yet.
Getting more and more difficult to make just a trailer without a feature.
Probably will not do a character in Animated and Classics at the same time.
Probably won't see the Dinobots in the upcoming Classics line.
Grimlock performed really well in the Classics line.
Fan: please make Arcee a real car and not a bike.
There will be an upcoming Combiner. Not sure if they meant Classics or Animated.
The unproduced Titanium molds (Bumblebee, Cosmos, Shockwave and Arcee) could be used for other lines.
Will not be a vending machine Transformer (in reference to the Mountain Dew vending machine Transformer).
Skywarp and Thundercracker might turn up in Animated. Still working with Cartoon Network on this.
Cosmos could end up somewhere. Hasbro said they will keep trying to get us that figure/character.
Titanium will end with WW Prowl and WW Grimlock.
One of the problems with the Titanium and Alternators is that the momentum is hard to keep up. Sounds like those lines just weren't selling.
There will be redecos in the Universe line.
Prowl in the Classics line as a police car?
Said something about Ironhide as well but I didn't catch it.
Susan Blu is the voice director for Transformers Animated.
Hasbro has little to do with voice casting (which translates to they really don't have anything to do with it).
Weird Al will be voicing a character in the Animated series.
The BotCon exclusives will NOT be released at retail. Hasbro will never release a convention exclusive at retail.
It was unknown at the time when the BotCon exclusives were decided if the Classics line would continue later down the road.
Toy trademarking only lasts for a few years which is why they keep reusing the names. It's kind of a "use it or lose it" type of thing.
Could possibly be more female Transformers in later episodes of Animated.
Takara apparently claims they can't find the Dinobot molds.
Might be a garbage truck or school bus type vehicle mode Transformer in Animated.
Fans keep bringing up Arcee to Hasbro. They just want one down right.
Working internally at Hasbro to figure out how to do the cross-over lines with Star Wars or G.I.Joe.
Grimlock will have his familiar talk in the Animated series.
Reaction to Animated and Movie ... let's wait to react until we actually see this stuff. Hasbro: just trust us. Seibertron: they're 100% correct. We spend a lot of time bitching about stuff that we just need to see more visuals of.
Looking to do more than just the G1 season 1 and 2 core characters in the Classics 2.0 line.
Elita-One from comic: Hasbro hasn't discussed it with anyone yet. Lots of people from convention are hoping it will released as a club exclusive.
Leader class Movie Bonecrusher hasn't been decided yet.
Brawl/Devastator error in Movie is just a continuity error. It is supposed to be Brawl.
Archer's favorite character is Lockdown, a Boba Fett-like character.
Classics Decepticons: GALVATRON that is not a redeco of Megatron (Hasbro forgot to mention it earlier).

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