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Steal of a Deal: Transformers: War For Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron, Rise of the Dark Spark, and Devastation On Sale On Steam

Transformers News: Steal of a Deal: Transformers: War For Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron, Rise of the Dark Spark, and Devastation On Sale On Steam
Date: Tuesday, July 11th 2017 12:35pm CDT
Category: Digital Media News
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Steam

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Seibertronian EmirateXaaron has alerted us that the Transformers video games War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron, Ride of the Dark Spark, and Transformers: Devastation are on ale at Steam!

The PC gaming web store has FOC, Devastation, and Rise of the Dark Spark all at 80% off, making them all $9.99 each. WFC, however, is 75% off, and is now selling for $4.99. These deals only last until the 17th of July, so if you have yet to pick up any of these essential Transformers games, jump on them now!

Transformers News: Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

#SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: #SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers
Date: Wednesday, July 5th 2017 11:39pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, Press Releases, Collectables
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

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IDW Publishing have sent us their press release ahead of San Diego Comic Con 2017, listing the impressive amount of comics and collectible exclusives they will be bringing to the convention!

For Transformers specifically, these will include enamel pins of Bumblebee, Autobot and Decepticon symbols, a preview issue for the Hasbro Universe First Strike crossover event, and most importantly perhaps, a Rom vs Transformers: Shining Armor exclusive variant cover for issue #1 (you can join our discussion of the series in its thread, here!). Check out the cover below and all the information you never knew you wanted, too!

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers


ROM vs. Transformers #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Alex Milne
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Alex Milne provides the variant cover to this crossover hundreds of years in the making! See the first interactions between ROM and the Transformers on Earth, and meet the universe's only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!


Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers


SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts
from IDW & Top Shelf


San Diego, CA (July 5, 2017)— IDW is ready for San Diego Comic-Con International— are you? Get prepped for the biggest convention of the year with this complete list of IDW’s hottest exclusives and debuts. All of your convention must-haves in one convenient place!

Select exclusives are now available for pre-order at IDW’s webstore - idw.pub/conexclusives

Be on the lookout every day for unique bundle packages that will include trade paperback collections, hardcovers, rare variants and more! Every day we’ll be offering TWO title-specific bundles that include a free high-quality Tom Whalen print.

IDW will also debut brand new enamel pins, available for the first time ever! Pin availability will change each day so be sure to come back and get yours!

These convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW’s SDCC booth #2743 throughout the convention or at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery from July 21st through July 24th. The gallery, located in the Liberty Station Arts District in the Point Loma area of San Diego, currently features exhibits by acclaimed artists Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Walter Simonson (Thor, Ragnarök).

For more information on the gallery and exhibit as well as directions, visit http://www.sdcomicartgallery.com.


COMICS

Clue #1 Envelope pack, Includes spot color variant plus 3 regular covers and a bonus
Spot-color cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 packs
Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s new CLUE series! We’ve put together a special pack for this convention! We start with a RARE exclusive Gabriel Rodriguez Con variant cover, ONLY available in this pack, include all 3 regular editions with the alternate endings, and finish off with a full set of RARE Clue promotional trading cards, all tucked neatly into a Clue evidence envelope! All the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists.


Darkness Visible #5, Con variant
Cover by Ryan Kelly
$10, Limited to 200 copies

Written by Mike Carey and Arvind Ethan David, Darkness Visible tells the story of an uneasy co-existence between humans and demons that lasted eighty years, is now spawning an endless terrorist conflict, with a cover by Ryan Kelly.

DuckTales #0, Con variant
Cover by Jeff Smith
$10, Limited to 500 copies

Woo-oo! Bone creator Jeff Smith drew an amazing variant cover of the DuckTales cast for our convention variant! Featuring beloved characters like Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey and Louie, this new #0 issue is the perfect jumping on point for fans old and new in anticipation of the brand-new series coming Summer 2017!

Funko Universe Bundle Pack, 5 regular Funko Universe one-shots
Various artists
$25, Limited to 100 packs

Pick up all 5 of our Funko Universe one-shot comics from May, each with a cover modeled after the popular Funko boxes, and get a free BONUS copy of TMNT #70 with a Funko-style cover by artist Dave Alvarez! The only way to get this variant is to BUY this bundle pack!

Ghostbusters 101 #1, Con photo variant
$10, Limited to 400 copies

This time, everybody answers the call! Ghostbusters 101 features the very first appearance of the new Ghostbusters from 2016’s Answer the Call movie, as they team up with the original Ghostbusters from 1984! This convention variant features a photo cover of the original Ghostbusters on the front cover, and a photo of the new team on the back cover! Get your copy signed at the show!

Jem and the Holograms: Infinite #1, Con variant
Cover by Erica Henderson
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Artist Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) drew this gorgeous variant cover of Jem & the Holograms for Part 1 of The FIRST-EVER Jem/Misfits Crossover Event written by Kelly Thompson!

My Little Pony: Movie Prequel #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Tony Fleecs
$5, Limited to 500 copies

This fall, My Little Pony: The Movie hits theaters, and this prequel mini-series is your first look at the fantastic adventure to come, with a fabulous new cover by artist Tony Fleecs!

ROM vs. Transformers #1, Spot color variant
Cover by Alex Milne
$10, Limited to 250 copies

Alex Milne provides the variant cover to this crossover hundreds of years in the making! See the first interactions between ROM and the Transformers on Earth, and meet the universe's only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!

TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo, Con variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$10, Limited to 500 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai collaborated on this gorgeous convention variant! The TMNT are teleported to a world of talking animals—the world of Usagi Yojimbo! Get your copy signed at the booth!

Wynonna Earp: Season Zero #1, Con photo cover
$10, Limited to 400 copies

The stars of the hit television show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover available only at the show! And for the ultimate collectors a deluxe pack will be available collecting the convention variant, last year’s San Diego variant cover, and a bonus item!

Wynonna Earp Season One Yearbook, Con photo variant
$10, Limited to 300 copies

This Wynonna Earp Season 1 yearbook, with a special convention photo variant cover, is filled with on-set photos, including action shots from the show and all-new behind-the-scenes goodies. This is a book all Earpers need in their motorcycle saddle bag!

Wynonna Earp #1 Deluxe Pack, 2 special photo variants featuring cast members from the hit show!
$20, Limited to 150 packs

Get the last 2 Wynonna Earp Convention Variant comics with a FREE bonus item!

COLLECTED EDITIONS/ HARDCOVERS

Batman TMNT Adventures Vol 1, Con variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$20, Limited to 300 copies

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman provides a con-exclusive cover to this trade paperback! The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes!

Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day Hardcover, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Berkeley Breathed
$40, 400 copies at the show

Get a special hardcover version of the latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip! This book, containing a bound in plate SIGNED by Breathed, features ALL-NEW strips from 2016 and 2017, that have NEVER appeared in print before (never ever!!). These newly-minted masterpieces present the continuing adventures of Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, and the rest of the delightful denizens of Bloom County—and heaven knows how we survived all those years without you!

Jack Kirby Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist Edition, SDCC variant
Cover by Jack Kirby
$150, Limited to 100 copies

Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW is proud to present the second Artist's Edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, "twice up" art—it’s Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues 33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with 22 (!!) classic covers, and incredible pages, and three gigantic fold-outs--if you are a Kirby fan, this is the Artist's Edition you've been waiting for!! Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring Fantastic Four #72.

Jack Kirby Forever People Artist Edition, Con variant
Cover by Jack Kirby
$125, Limited to 100 copies

Continuing IDW’s yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack “King” Kirby’s birth! Jack Kirby’s classic Fourth World epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby’s take on super-powered flower children! Included in this volume are issues, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, with nearly all pages scanned from the originals. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring a self-portrait of Jack Kirby, and this is limited to a scarce 100 copies.

Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth, Con variant
Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$20, Limited to 500 copies

This special deluxe release hardcover, with a new cover by series artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, "Open the Moon!", the other long-sold-out one-shot, "Grindhouse!" and the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, "In the Can!", along with additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Ragnarök Volume 2 Hardcover, Con variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$30, Limited to 500 copies

This convention edition hardcover, with a new cover by creator Walter Simonson, collects issues #7-12 of the Ragnarök series! After hundreds of years, a single god emerged into the post-Ragnarök world, Thor, the God of Thunder. But Angantyr, the Lord of the Dead, has discovered his reappearance, and unleashes his draugar, the undead walkers, against the Thunder God, seeking to destroy the last vestige of the former worlds, and the only hope for the present one.

Return of the Dapper Men, Show debut
Cover by Janet Lee
$35, 150 copies at the show

Blending clockwork whimsy with majestic art-nouveau visuals, Jim McCann and Janet Lee present a hand-crafted fairy tale that feels both familiar and entirely new in this prestige reprinting!

Sh*t My President Says, Show debut
Cover by Shannon Wheeler
$15, 500 copies at the show

Some people are saying, I don't know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion-he's very, very, good, okay? Now he's illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won't believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It's true! It's very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!).

Star Trek: Boldly Go Volume 1, Con photo variant
$20, Limited to 200 copies

All-new Star Trek series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! New photo cover for the con variant!

Surfside Girls, Show debut
Cover by Kim Dwinell
$15, 150 copies at the show

Things are getting weird in Surfside. Lately, Samantha’s best friend Jade explodes into fits of giggles whenever she sees a boy, and it’s throwing a wrench into the kick-back summer of surfing and hanging out that Sam had planned. But after swimming through a secret underwater cave, Sam starts to… see things. Like ghosts. And strange creatures. And maybe something even scarier! Can she and Jade get to the bottom of this mystery in time to save their town?

Walter Simonson’s Thor the Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist Edition, SDCC variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$125, Limited to 100 copies

The fate of Earth and Asgard hang in the Balance as Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and tons of guest-stars do battle Surtur and his horde of invading demons! All with an exclusive Simonson cover just for the con variant featuring the very first drawing ever done of Beta Ray Bill!

The second Thor Artist’s Edition by the legendary comics’ creator Walter Simonson! Featuring seven complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349 – 354, plus #380—the legendary all-splash page story!). As with all Artist’s Editions, each page of art scanned from the original art, in this case, from Simonson’s personal archives.

COLLECTIBLES

Disney DuckTales Lithograph
$100, limited to 100 copies

We are proud to offer an Official Disney Archive print of the DuckTales #0 SDCC Variant cover by Bone creator Jeff Smith. Each print measures 11.7 by 16.5 inches, is hand-numbered from 1 to 100, and is printed on 51 pound paper. Each print is packaged in a 13"x18" envelope with a Official Disney Archive label on the front. Get it signed by Jeff Smith and DuckTales creators during the convention!

String Divers figure, Con variant plus free Trade Paperback
Designed by Ashley Wood
$100, Limited to 50

This String Divers F Defender Statue is a IDW x THREEA SDCC 2017 Exclusive, designed by Ashley Wood. Limited to only 50 units, this statue stands approximately 6” tall, and features 25 points of articulation. This statue also comes with 1 Quantum Defense Suit, 1 Quantum Propulsion Pack, 3 Weapons, and 1 Stand. You will also receive a free copy of the String Divers Trade Paperback with your purchase!

Wynonna Earp Replica Necklace, plus bonus books. Limited release
$100, Limited to 50

Want to wear the same style necklace as Melanie Scrofano wears on Wynonna Earp? Here’s your chance to get an authentic replica necklace! As a free bonus, we are including a comic book signed by Doc Holliday himself, Tim Rozon, a comic book signed by Katherine Barrell (Officer Haught) and the Wynonna Earp Season 1 Yearbook!

Locke & Key Teddy Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Locke & Key Small World Key, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$25, Limited to 100

Hasbro Enamel Pins: 9 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Autobots shield (Transformers)
Decepticons shield (Transformers)
Bumblebee (Transformers)
Arashikage tattoo (GI Joe)
Cobra symbol (GI Joe)
ROM head
Jem and the Holograms logo
Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
Songbird Sia (My Little Pony)

Locke & Key Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Ghost Key
Head Key
Omega Key
Shadow Key

Wynonna Earp Enamel Pins: 4 Designs, Limited release
$10, Limited to 100 for each design
Wynonna Earp logo
U.S. Marshal
Special Deputy
Pride Mustache

Tom Whalen Poster Bundles: A curated assembly of hardcovers, trade paperbacks and rare variant covers, includes a free high-quality poster!
$100 each, 2 bundles per day, Each bundle limited to 50 units


GIVEAWAYS

Get a sneak peek at some of the most exciting titles coming this fall with these giveaways available at the IDW booth throughout the show. Get yours before they’re all gone!

Black Crown Preview book
Get your first look at what’s coming from Shelly Bond’s Black Crown imprint, including Kid Lobotomy by Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler, plus more yet-to-be-announced titles.

First Strike (Hasbro) Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Get on the ground floor of this summer’s Hasbro Comic Book Event Series featuring Transformers, G.I. Joe, Rom, and more!

"Summer Insider" Preview book
Limited to 3000 copies
Look no further for some engaging summer reading from some of your favorite creators.

Star Wars Adventures Preview ashcan
Limited to 3000 copies
You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get a look at the new all-ages Star Wars Adventures comic series

Sword of Ages Ashcan Preview book
Limited to 2000 copies
Writer/artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) welcomes you to a world unlike anything you’ve seen before in this sci-fi/fantasy epic.

TMNT Prelude Dimension X FCBD books
The 5-week event series coming this August where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to Dimension X starts here.

Ducktales/Tangled Flip promo poster
Based on the Disney animated shows of the same names, show your enthusiasm by plastering this on your wall.

Diablo House promo poster
Limited to 700 copies
Those who enter the Diablo House get more than what they bargained for…

My Little Pony Movie Prequel poster
Before the movie opens in theaters, snag this poster before they’re gone in a Rainbow Dash!
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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: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Transformers News: SDCC 2017 Exclusives & Debuts from IDW & Top Shelf, feat Rom vs Transformers

Steam / PS4 Sale on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron & More

Transformers News: Steam / PS4 Sale on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron & More
Date: Sunday, July 2nd 2017 10:35pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Steam, PS4

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Are you into your gaming side of Transformers? We may have a deal for you, courtesy of fellow Seibertronian 200lbofbeauty, who points out that Steam and the PS4 store are featuring a sale on some Transformers games: Fall of Cybertron, War for Cybertron, Rise of the Dark Spark, and Devastation! Links below.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron is currently 80% off on PC/Steam until July 5th! I REALLY encourage you guys to take advantage of this huge discount! It's undoubtedly one of the best Transformers games of all time and it's just 10 bucks now! After Wednesday, it's going to go back to $50 so hurry and get your copy today! Fall of Cybertron is also on sale for PS4 for $30 until July 11th and I hear an Xbox One Sale is on the way!


Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=transformers
PS4 (only FoC): https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/ ... ORMERSCYBE

Transformers News: Steam / PS4 Sale on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron & More

Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff and Members Review Transformers: The Last Knight and Show Off Some Merchandise

Transformers News: Knights of the Seibertron Round Table - Seibertron Staff and Members Review Transformers: The Last Knight and Show Off Some Merchandise
Date: Thursday, June 22nd 2017 9:32am CDT
Categories: Site News, Live Action Movie News, Reviews, Event News, Site Articles
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Seibertron.com

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Well, it is now Thursday, we are past the embargo date, and many of us have had the chance to see Transformers: The Last Knight. With this all in mind, we begin today with part 2 of the Seibertron.com reviews for the film. Part 1 was nicely written up by member ZhGingaah, who attended the London Premiere, and now we have 3 more reviews, courtesy of our Seibertron.com staff. Later on, we will also have yet another review-ish post, which will come from Seibertron himself, as he was able to attend some very awesome events over the course of the week!

To go with the theme of Seibetron's trip to the movies, the reviews will be followed by some merch that we got at the premiere (some free and some at a cost).

Now, let's start with our first review, written by Seibertronian moderation Rodimus Prime. It is a spoiler-free review, so if you have yet to see the movie, it is safe for you to read. It can be found below:

Rodimus Prime wrote:his is a spoiler-free review for The Last Knight, which I saw on June 20th.

Overall, the film was a positive experience, but I guess that depends on your individual expectations. The pacing was more brisk than Age of Extinction, and the story was a little more engaging, but not by much. The characters were treated the same as before, mainly the Transformers. We get a little more in-depth look at the history of the Transformers, but only enough to make the events in the film convenient.

The main characters of the film this time around are Cade Yeager and Bumblebee. Some other characters are used sparingly, or just at the right moments to further the plot. The human characters are all portrayed well, none of them seem wasted, unlike some of the Transformers. The action is fast-paced, especially the car chases and battle scenes. Michael Bay definitely put his penchant for explosions to good use here. Fortunately, toilet humor was at a bare minimum, perhaps 2 or 3 instances. Adult language was much more prevalent, however. The film definitely earned its PG-13 rating there.

The story of the Transformers themselves was further revealed, even though the movie was still human-heavy. It does seem the Transformers share at least equal screen time and importance in this film, as opposed to the previous ones. This aspect seems to be improving with each movie. There were a few things left unexplained, and the ending was definitely left open for the sequel which is intended for 2019, with or without Michael Bay. I rate this film on the level of Age of Extinction, with a somewhat thin story and a lot of action. If you liked that film, you will like this one.


Now from here on out, we are in some spoiler territory. So if you do not want to read any spoilers for your upcoming film experience, Stop Here!






Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert!







Got it? Good.

To start off our spoiler-ish review section, We have a review from Canadian News Staff member William-James88, who certainly had a different experience from Rodimus Prime when it comes to the movie. Read up:

William-James88 wrote:Wrap your head around this one: human character Santos, played by Santiago Cabrera, has more screen time than Optimus Prime and Megatron COMBINED.
Who is Santos? Who cares! I sure didn't. And he is far from being a main character in this. But that fact that another random human addition to the ever expanding human cast of the Transformers franchise has more screen time than who should be the franchise's hero and villain is quite dissapointing.

Yes, once again, after what I thought was an improvement in AOE, the robots get the shaft in a story about not one but 2 chosen humans saving the day.

Here is a massive spoiler: that big three headed dragon you see in the trailers is part of the final battle and he does absolutely nothing. Neither does Drift or Crosshairs. And all the cool robot parts are in the trailer. Stitching all the shots from the Optimus vs Bumblebee fight from the trailers gives you the entire fight you see on screen, bar the resolution. What you don't see in the trailers is the ton of human stuff that no one watches these movies for. That's quite sad to me.

I had faith in this film. There was a writer's room, a sense that people cared. But it seems nomatter who is writing, they are dictated to make unfunny jokes, racial stereotypes, and mcguffins galore wrapped in nonsensical plots.

Case in point, the titular Last Knight. There is a lot of time dedicated to the Last Knight, and him discovering who he is, but the finale and end game isn't linked to him.There isn't a purpose to him since the mcguffin is related to another character. There is also a ton of plot holes and actual movie making errors, such as Sqweek's arm changing between shots, using the wrong microphone audio for Laura Haddock's voice in one scene, and robots being in robot mode and vehicle mode from one shot to the next with no sound or indication that they transformed.

It feels very amateurish from Michael Bay, who doesn't make continuity errors this noticeable usually. And of course, there are the afore mentioned plot holes which are more blatant than before, with the worst offender being Bumblebee's voice. Is it fine? Is it broken? Does it need fixing? TELL ME!!!!!

Oh and I will leave you with this, there are two scenes dedicated to talking about either Mark Wahlberg or Laura Haddock's sex life and they are both at least three times as long as the final fight of Megatron vs Optimus Prime.

Yay.


Next up, we have a review from Seibertronian News Staffer Mindmaster, who had a good experience from the movie. Check out his thoughts below.

Mindmaster wrote:Saw it tonight. Non-spoiler version: this is probably the best movie out of the five, without hyperbole. I liked it so much that it made me go out and finally get Voyager Optimus and Beserker on my way home, and I was slightly ambivalent about getting them before. Age of Extinction made me want Hound so bad, and now The Last Knight makes me want Cogman just as badly, if not more.

Spoiler-version: Things I liked and got excited about:

*Cogman. Literally the best thing ever. Dude had me rolling every time he showed up. If he doesn't show up in the next one, my hope in humanity will be dashed.

*Unicron: he's finally been name-dropped in the movie universe! Kinda expected him to get mentioned somewhere, but wasn't expecting a Prime reference in that he turns out to be Earth. And that post-credit scene absolutely sets up the next one, nobody deny it.

*The Nemesis Prime name-drop. Now I wish they'd revise the Shadow Spark Optimus Prime packaging to reflect that.

*The WWII scene; as a history major, this was what I was waiting for. I really hope we see toys based on Bumblebee and Hot Rod's WWII designs.

*The Decepticons; finally! The main ones have personalities! Mohawk retool of Hunt for the Decepticons Brimstone, pls.

*All the references to the previous movies: Simmons; the Ark during the Moon's destruction; the Pyramid still slightly destroyed from Devastator in Revenge of the Fallen; Starscream's head (Megatron even goes Hamlet on it); Viviane name-dropping Shockwave and Soundwave when she gets kidnapped by Hot Rod; even Sam Witwicky gets a small nod.

And a few things I didn't like about it;

*Cogman; despite him being my favorite thing about the movie, he never transformed and combined with the Aston Martin like they pre-movie hype led us to believe. Was very disappointed, but optimistic that it might happen in the next one.

*Dinobots; once again, they get shafted as far as screen time is concerned. I wasn't happy that they showed up for less time than Age of Extinction, and they never even transformed.
Kinda irritated about it, but whatevs I guess.

*The Decepticons; wished they had survived to see the end, especially Nitro.

*The Knights of Cybertron: kinda irritated how it takes all twelve for them to combine into Dragonstorm, yet the upcoming Leader-class figure only breaks down into two. I get that it would be a nightmare to engineer a twelve-bot dragon combiner, but still.

*To a lesser degree, Hot Rod's gun. No further comments.

All in all, this movie did a lot more right than all the others. Thinking about the previous ones, I didn't really have a favorite; the first one was my least favorite, then the next three kinda were tied. They never beat each other out because they all had an equal amount of things I liked and disliked. But The Last Knight? To me, it unquestionably had more right than wrong. Definitely the most Transformer-y of the franchise. I think we're finally getting on the right track as far as Transformers movies are concerned, and I've regained my confidence in the movies.


To finish off with the longer sort of reviews, here are some of my thoughts on the movie, which I rated as an overall enjoyable experience, but one that could have done a bit better while still being worth the trip.

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I liked the con stuff, like we actually had some good cons stuff starting, but it got cut off pretty quick, which is a shame. though we still have Megatron, Berserker, and maybe Barricade. Hot Rod felt good but really needed more screen time (we can agree on cool ass weapon though). Cogman was the main cybertronian presence, and he was a good character, though I was bummed that he was the main cybertronian presence throughout much of the film. And we had his actual headmaster part cut. Boo. And then Crosshairs, Drift, and Hound are barely in the film basically. Like, only in some scenes. Hot Rod was in more scenes, and I feel he was under-represented.

Also, topspin had Leadfoot's head. :oops:

Transformations were good too. Sqweeks was the only one not to transform in the film, and they did it a lot. Spent some good time looking at the transformations too.

I felt the first maybe half to 2/3 of the film was on the right track, but the last bit kinda fell off the rails some for me. Felt rushed and incomplete, like a shadow of what was intended.
Definitely feels like it could have easily been 2 movies, or 3 hours, and things would have gone to the potential the film really had.

I did really like how much Megatron used his arm cannon though, and I really feel that they cut a whole part about where Quintessa somehow rebuilt Megatron from Galvatron, made him a knight's body, and that red bit on his face, which he had in the film and was a sign of Quintessa control,
showed that he was doing her bidding, hence some of the events in the film. I also liked Bee in the film, though I think it really set some stuff up for the Bee movie. sir Burton said he was much different in the 1940's, like much more cruel and not ever referred to as nice, and maybe that is where the Bee movie will explore: murder and rage bot to kind Bee.

I actually did not take Quintessa's "death" scene as death. It almost appeared as if she simply left that shell in a shower of electrical current, only to show up in human form in the id credits scene. I liked Sqweeks, but definitely see how he was kind of a waste. I thought Izzy was a waste too, which is a shame, but the movie didn't feel like it really needed her, or for her to be a main character. I only saw Grimlock and Slug, and it was disappointing not to see Strafe or Scorn.
It was also sad that those dinobots we did see disappeared completely really quickly.

I don't want anyone to think i didn't enjoy myself or the movie. I did. I just feel it had more potential, and time and too much trying to fit into a thin plot did it in


Finally, having seen the film themselves, we have a few other thoughts from fellow Seibertronians, some of whom got the point across very good in some short sentences. Check them out below.

It Is Him wrote:The first hour offered surprising promise and fun, followed by an hour of bloat, and ended with an action sequence that just didn't take well enough of advantage of the great robot cast introduced in the beginning.

It was better than AoE, and ultimately I'm glad I saw the movie.


Randomhero wrote:I just got out of it and i really enjoyed it. its not perfect in the slightest but i had fun.

however i walked away saying "so they stopped sucking the earth dry but isnt cybertron still colliding with the planet? they saved Earth but isnt Unicron still waking up?" oh well it was a fun ride.


zko wrote:I liked it, I've liked all the Bay movies pretty well, and this one was my favorite.

It played out a bit like the plot of season 1 and 2 of prime as a Bay movie, mixed with some of the G1 episode where they go back to medieval times and also the old kids read along book "When Continents Collide" had some stuff in there that seemed to be almost reflecting some biblical, book of revelations stuff with the plot about the horns, the dragon, the seal etc, but that wasn't carried too far.


KVO Prime wrote:I was disappointed... disappointed in myself to get so excited ...AGAIN... for a let down. What an incoherent piece of garbage. After a while I started timing it to see if any scene lasted longer than 2 seconds before violently jerking back somewhere else. Don't they have stabilization gyroscopes? Jeezus.. and all the bots shown ONCE for their toy placement was absurd.


all_the_primes wrote:This movie was a mess. Straight to to the point: I will not watch it again. Okay, maybe when I am incredibly bored... But I'd rather be watching Sesame Street, TFP or Inglorious Basterds, I respect myself that much.

TLK movie felt overwhelmingly unfocused and pacing was too fast/poor to the point that I lost focus on what the story(s) was about. If you are looking for some robot fighting action, it's there, but nothing groundbreaking. Over all, (in the words of Anthony Fantano) not good.

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OVERALL/FINAL THOUGHTS/TLDR: This movie was godly unfocused, probably the most unfocused movie I've seen to date (an impressive feat). I could go on and bag on this movie for days, but I did find it enjoyable at some very certain times (surprisingly so), but if had an opportunity to watch it again, I'd gladly decline. In fact, after writing this review and leaving a great lot of critiques out, I realize how much I did not enjoy this movie.


Well, that is all we have room for in today's review post. As you might have seen, the movie was nothing particularly spectacular, but it did have some good moments and some good fun, depending on who watched it. It definitely wasn't perfect, and it definitely had some issues, but in the end it is still a toss up over who will like it and who won't.

We hope these reviews were helpful to you. We hope they were informative and helpful. Let us know if you go to check out the movie, and let us know what you thought of the movie in the comments section below!

Now, here is some merchandise either aquired for free or at cost by xrotorstormx and myself, as we went during the Optimus Prime Tuesday showings. xrotorstormx picked up some Last Knight inspired drink cups, a popcorn bowl, and a Bumblebee shirt from her experience, whereas yours truly got an Optimus Prime shirt and a lanyard with a Last Knight inspired card.

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Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8 #transformers

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8 #transformers
Date: Wednesday, June 21st 2017 5:55am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
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But Who Is Jazz, Really?
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
Jazz confronts his past—and the Autobot’s future—in front of millions of television viewers. But will he make the people of Earth understand Optimus Prime's mission... or turn against it?

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
Hey, I got here eventually


Story

Once again, I find myself apologising for the lateness of this review - let's call it doing an IDW shall we? just to make me feel better - and making it fall so close to all the Transformers: The Last Knight news. On the other hand, the IDW Optimus Prime ongoing in unquestionably good and staying good, so swings and roundabouts!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
Topical


The usual framing device that John Barber uses for most of his TF writing is replaced here by a fairly ingenious magazine style interview - the very same interview that has been prepared in previous issues leading up to this one - with the perspective being Jazz, playing along pretty much behind the scenes all along so far.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
..except, well, you know..


Jazz, as pointed out in the previous issues, is an interesting choice of character - Cybertronian character - for a first big mediatic approach to Earth after Optimus' power-grab/forced annexation/colonialist actions. And all of those threads come up, and create the crux of the story...

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
Hmmmmmmmm


But, while Jazz is indeed the main player and spotlight taker in the issue - almost literally - Jetfire and Pyra Magna also take on some very shiny roles, both in flashbacks and present for the former, and the present and a potential future for the latter. There are things afoot, and there are still creases to smoothen out from the past. Hopefully before everything spirals again.


Art

Zama is away from the book again this month, letting Casey W Coller to cover the interior art for a change. And Coller's art has a regularity to it, a crisp, linear feel to the lines and outlines of the character designs and layouts, that may very much appeal to recent readers - and fits perfectly with the framing device of the script.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
Just look at it..


The artistic collaboration here is with John Paul Bove, and a special one it is at that. Bove has shown how he can mimic several colour styles in the past (and is the colour wizard behind the Hachette definitive collection, too), but what he does here is keep the continuity with Burcham while also adding a lot of his own shine to it.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
..look at it!


Of course, Tom B. Long is on lettering, and the different formats offer a whole new playground for his skills too - I actually wonder how much of his production set went into the final look of the issue, and if so, he was excellent. As for the covers, the thumbnail spotlights the Coller/Bove variant, but all the other versions of excellent art can be found in our database entry!

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

The magazine style interview is not an entirely original comics device (recently seen in the likes of The Wicked and The Divine, for example) but the way that it's employed in his issue, and how Barber manages to blend this new toy with his trademark running POV commentary - and how it feeds directly into the story - is extremely pleasing, and satisfying.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #8
OH! THIS is when it happens


The characters, with Jetfire and Pyra Magna taking the biggest chunk, have some very very nice developments in backgrounds and perspective, and there's plotting and planning set up for things about to happen - plus gorgeous designs from Coller and Bove, covers included. Why would you not want to pick up this issue, you cool cats you?

. :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: + out of :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon
Date: Tuesday, June 20th 2017 10:49am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Site Articles
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It may be movie season, but we also have plenty of other news to cover - and it's a big one today... Thanks to fellow Seibertronian ursinemagnus, we have a full, image-heavy review of the latest figure in the Trasformers Titans Return line, Titan class - that's right, Trypticon has landed! And he brought along Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro, all visible in the images below, along with size comparisons to other classes in the line, previous Titan Metroplex, and plenty of shots of poses, accessories and features.

Check it all out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Ok just so you're all aware from the beginning this is probably going to read a lil like a love letter. He is great, just great. I don’t know if you remember my review of Fort Max but I was a little lukewarm, he's since come to grow on me but that’s beside the point. There is so much to like about the new Titans Return Trypticon.

There are some figures that when you get them out the package really “feel” like the character, I’ve felt it before with figures like Titans Return Sixshot and Generations Springer, and Trypticon oozes that same vibe. He just feels like a big deal.

The three modes are all pretty solid in my opinion, much more distinct than with the previous Titan scale offerings. The ship mode actually looks like a ship (so long as you ignore the dino head on the back) on top of that it feels really massive compared to the others. What I like most about this mode is how much it pays tribute to the nemesis in Fall of Cybertron/Prime where it kinda looks like a dinosaur head. Being able to open the front like a big set of jaws to fit a deluxe size car adds to the playability of this mode as well.

The dino mode is tons of fun and really stable, he's even capable of standing with his tail off the ground for a more authentic Saurian look. With hips and ankle rockers he can throw some really dynamic and menacing shapes. His arms have a fairly free range of motion and the only added articulation I would have like would a wrist swivel just so he could grab and hold Titan Masters the right way up. His head can rate but only with canons raised, when they lay flat against his back they restrict the movement that largely exists for transformation. Both of the head gimmicks are cool, working in a head master gimmick to active the head gun is a nice touch and I honestly don't think I’ll ever get sick of feeding him Titan Masters.

The base mode refreshingly doesn’t look like a yoga nightmare and with it weird shapes and spires definitely looks like somewhere deceptions could call home. The two connectors for the base come down in front instead of to the side like Fortress Maximus so when you combine it with other leader bases it takes on a military stronghold vibe and less of a township like his Autobot counterpart. You can launch Full-Tilt down the ramp that runs along the center and in this mode you can still access the storage area from the ship mode. It feels like there's more surface area and the shape gives it a larger footprint so it feels like your getting a lot more play set space.

Full-Tilt feels more like a herald of Galatus than the keeper of the estate and he scales well with other deluxe class figure. I will say that most other heads look weird on him and make it look like whoever it is has a purple leotard on, fun but not practical for war. He has a great range of motion and a satisfyingly clever and simple transformation that helps him to integrate really nicely with Trypticon's chest.

I do have some minor grievances with some of the panels, namely the tail ramp flopping down and the chest panel with Full-Tilt attached not sitting flush, these of course may just be issues with my particular figure. What may be a drawback to some people is how he scales with the other titan class figures, he does stand a lot smaller side by side but he does feel like he has a very similar mass and even if it doesn’t come through in the photos in person you still get the feeling he could give Metroplex a run for his money. The Sticker sheet is out of control and took me two sittings, a pair of tweezers, some sweat and some tears. It’s worth time time though as those little details work together with the silver highlights in the paint job, and the details of the mould to give it some real visual interest and break up what is a massive toy.

If you haven’t been sold on this figure class before now I would say this is a great place to start.


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Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

Transformers News: Image-Heavy Review of Transformers Generations Titan Class Trypticon

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Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys
Date: Saturday, June 17th 2017 12:40pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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


Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Grimlock is one of the mot iconic and popular characters in the Transformers brand. He has been part of it since the very beginning and keeps being a mainstay with his inclusion in the soon to be released Transformers: The Last Knight. Surprisingly, for a character this popular, he hasn't had many great toys in the 30 years but there are some winners and you can find them all below!


5. Transformers Age of Extinction: Generations Grimlock

I really love how this toy is a totally new take on Grimlock and yet stays true to several cues for the transformation. The robot legs become the tail and the robot arms become the dino's legs. This reuse of parts among the different modes help make this a sleek robot with minimal extraneous kibble in either mode, unlike the lager Leader ifgure which has visible hands and feet in dino mode and quite a bit of partsforming. There is none of that here. Instead, only the dino jaw is left in the back of the robot while the rest of the dino T Rex heads splits to become imposing shoulder pads. It gives him this ancient warrior look, like he comes from a Cybertron expansion of Warcraft. That's the look Hasbro and Michael Bay were going for and it works and comes fully realized in this toy. As a bonus, he has a chomp jaw action, which is always welcomed in a T-Rex toy.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys


4. Transformers G1 1985 Grimlock

The Dinobots are some of the crown jewels of any G1 collection and while their poseability is nothing to brag about, they will always looks great. Grimlock especially with his massive shoulders and decorative wings, adding to his upper mass. His T-Rex tail become the legs brings equal mass to his lower area, offsetting any top heaviness. The colours are also just great, with that gold just popping. It was a smart transformation and one that keeps getting carried over through different iterations over the years, even the movie toy covered above. And that biologically incorrect T-Rex mode adds to this toy being a time capsule of the 80s era while also giving him a more stylized mechanical dinosaur look, turning something dated into a timeless design.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys


3. Robots in Disguise Grimlock Battle Pack

The Robots in Disguise Warrior Grimlock came out with little fanfare. It was the same size as a deluxe, so out of scale with Bumblebee and the gang, his elbows had a breakage issue and he didn't even come with any weapon. But then Hasbro fixed all that, at a smaller scale. The Battle Pack Grimlock is similar in size to a scout figure of old. He has all the complexity of the warrior but in a smaller bot which makes him have a nice high parts count for his height. Plus they fix some of the transformation from the warrior and he no longer has the breakage problem. Also, unlike the warrior, he ends up in a nice scale with the smaller Legion bots and looks good next to the battle pack prime (who is a beast on the show). And lastly, the clear plastic weapons are perfectly fine. They give him an awesome homage to the AOE Grimlock when worn as armour and they connect to become a dino head which can plug into his arm for him to have some BW Megs action going. So all the pluses of the warrior, no downside and great accessories. I call that a winner.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys


2. Takara Battle Grimlock and AOE Silver Knight Grimlock

Lipstick on a pig is an expression fans throw around when there is a deeply flawed Transformers toy that Hasbro or Takara tries to amerliorate with a paint job. It doesn't always work and usually the toy ends up remaining just the same, but with lipstick. However, these two are some good examples of times when it worked, especially he Takara Batle Grimlock which uses the same base mold as Fall of Cybertron Grimlock but totally refurbashes it and amelioates it by repurposing it into Robots in Disguise Grimlock. The shoulders which were once a mess are reworked and made simpler and less frustrating, and if you didn't know the mold existed before you would think this was made just for this character. They reworked a lot of pieces from the original and give it a faithful colour scheme. Here is a quick example to show how it keeps the base mold yet reworks it.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys


1. Transformers Masterpiece Grimlock (Grimlock (MP-08))

What can I say at this point that hasn't been said? This toy is nearly flawless. It has an imposing robot mode and a smooth Dinosaur mode that looks exactly like the show but with the extra shine of the G1 toy. The Transformation is well executed as it replicates the G1 transformation while taking modern engineering into account. Plus he is fully poseable. This is without a doubt the best Grimlock toy of all time and I don't see it being beaten anytime soon.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Grimlock Transformers toys

Review of IDW Revolutionaries #5

Transformers News: Review of IDW Revolutionaries #5
Date: Wednesday, June 14th 2017 3:56am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews
Posted by: Kurona

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Steam Wars

Spoiler-ish review of Revolutionaries #5


Synopsis

Cobra Commander vs. Hearts of Steel! Thousands of years ago, a starship crashed on Earth—and the Hearts of Steel Transformers were born… but how can these steampunk Cybertronians be real?! And what does Cobra Commander want with them, when he hasn’t even got Cobra to back him up? The Revolutionaries have uncovered one of the darkest and most incredible secrets on Earth!

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Story

Revolutionaries so far has proven to be a greater success in terms of an engaging story and crossing over various franchises than its predecessor and progenitor Revolution. We've gotten an intelligently-written story that uses elements from Transformers, GI Joe, ROM etc. with actual restraint and intent - and now we get Hearts of Steel thrown in the mix; an IDW Transformers mini that was previously its own little thing connected to no other continuity with the pure reason of having the G1 Transformers be steampunk. It was pretty great. So, how does this manage to fit in with the new IDW Hasbroverse?

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Pretty cleverly, if a tad cold. As one can garner from the preview, writer John Barber smartly manages to connect the Hearts of Steel Autobots and Decepticons to the ongoing narrative of the original 13 Primes and the Colony Worlds. Bridging the gaps in time with a lovely re-appearance of Shockwave and tying things into the backstories of GI Joe characters, the story manages to seamlessly slot Hearts of Steel into the Hasbroverse with nary a continuity error - though unfortunately, it does rely on much of the emotional motivation and pathos of the Hearts of Steel characters being nullified. If you were emotionally invested in the characters of those stories, you might find yourself disliking how this all works - Primus knows I'd be the same if a story I cared a lot about was treated this way. However, as stated; it is clever and this is only a small knock against the contents of the issue.

Talking of the contents of the issue, how does it fare? Really bloody well. We have the story we've been following with Kup and company continue juxtaposed with the backstory of Hearts of Steel Bumblebee beautifully drawn by Guido Guidi (more on that later). I will admit to being a bit confused by the former - it seems to require a decent amount of knowledge about IDW's GI Joe stories, and as someone who has never read those, it's not entirely clear to me what's going on at the start of the issue with Cobra Commander and why he's being betrayed by his former comrades. Still, the narrative can quite easily be followed without context and what follows when the Revolutionaries arrive is a very lengthy but very fun action sequence, utilising the different abilities and weapons of each member all to take down the former Terrorist organisation leader. Which to some might sound a bit dull if this is mostly action and little story, but remember - Hearts of Steel. Switching back and forth between the past and the present help give this issue a very nice balance of action and story; as a reader I didn't feel starved for either by the last page and both gave me a much better understanding of the universe and characters. All good stuff. Unfortunately, while both the flashback and the ongoing story are good and complement each other so you don't get an over-saturation of either; that doesn't mean they work together terribly well.

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As the issue progresses, Blackrock is shown to be conducting on investigation into the Hearts of Steel Transformers. And as his investigation comes to a head, we get panels of his shock and surprise; leading us to believe we're about to see a revelation -- only to realise that he is just discovering something we already knew pages ago. And this is the only real flaw with the flashback: entertaining, well-written and engaging as it may be, it suffers when framed as something Blackrock is finding out. When working with a narrative it is far more advantageous for the reader to discover something at the same time as the character - otherwise the conclusion to the character's investigation just falls flat. Fortunately this is just a minor knock against the story if anything, but it is still rather frustrating when it seems like it could so easily have been done better.

Art

As always, Fico Ossio and Sebastian Cheng handle the art duties for Revolutionaries on lineart and colours respectively. And if you've liked them on the previous Revolutionaries issues, you'll like them here too! They manage to utilise a colourful cast with a darker atmosphere without dimming said colours, their facial expressions are spot-on, and they just keep getting better at drawing the robotic characters. I have nothing but praise and repetition of phrases to give for these two; they're a great artistic duo.

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But what is most likely to grab one's eye in this issue is, naturally, Guido Guidi's lineart and colours for the flashback pages. Waaaaaaay back in 2012's Robots in Disguise annual, we saw him employ a very 80s Marvel-esque art style used for flashback scenes involving the ancient past dealing with characters closely related to the 13 Primes. It worked incredibly well; giving off a mystery, fanciful and otherworldly vibe while paying wonderful homage to Transformers' roots when they started in Marvel back in 1984. The same style is applied for the same reasons here with all the same positives. To be maybe just a little bit unprofessional for a moment, seeing this sort of thing is really friggin' cool and I personally ADORE it! Seeing it return excited me on the previews and I can only hope this indicates it will be used more in the future. It's simply a beautiful homage by people who are clearly very big fans of the franchise.

Final Thoughts

I may have come across as a little bit negative in the review. I speak of how Blackrock's investigation doesn't gel well narratively, I speak of how Hearts of Steel fans may be a bit disheartened by the way the story is now retconned into the main continuity; and I do express confusion on what the deal with Paoli and his former allies is. But I do speak from a place of love, as these do not horribly interfere with the story and they do not prevent Revolutionaries #5 from continuing this series in an entertaining way and being a thrill-ride of continuity engineering and worldbuilding.

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Action Man and Kup are enjoyable as always, Hearts of Steel's placement in the continuity is intelligent if not a bit cold, the gunfight between Mayday and Cobra Commander is choreographed very well - though I do question one G.I. Joe soldier being able to take down Cobra's former leader. Was he weak in the IDW G.I. Joe comics?) - and, of course, the art is bloody beautiful. The story moves on, the stakes are being raised; and the plans of Kreiger and Doctor X just keep getting more and more sinister even while each issue including this one manages to be its own individual self-contained story with characters from across all the franchises involved. Like the past four issues, Revolutionaries isn't actually anything revolutionary; but does prove that if you're willing to give the Hasbro Expanded Universe a shot, it can most assuredly deliver. It's just a damn good comic.

:HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: 1/2 out of :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO: :HASBRO:

Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Date: Saturday, June 3rd 2017 1:02pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Editorials, Top Lists
Posted by: william-james88

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


Top 5 Worst cases of Undercarriage among Transformers Toys

This list is all about the most poorly disguised robots. We are talking here about the Transfomrer toys which wish to remain inconspicuous (so of course, no random cybertronian spaceship) but have just a bit to much robot showing which removes any illusion. That protruding robot kibble usually sprouts from under the robot and while I would never knock against kibble that can only be seen when a car is flipped over, I am really not fond of when I see so much undercarriage from the sides. Here are 5 examples of the worst cases of that:


5. Transformers G1 1989 Vroom

While the articulation of today wasn't present, the G1 era will always be a place for great design in my book. They are probably the best era (aside from Masterpiece and Alternators/Alternity) for the most realistic vehicles with well disguised robots. However, that specific era I am referring to encompasses the first few years of this rather expansive era we now call "Generation 1". The alt mode wasn't always prioritized and by the end it was a line made up of gimmick after gimmick. Case in point Vroom. He sure looks like a fun goofy toy but the alt mode doesn't try hiding the fact that there is a whole man under there with his hands hanging out the side and a big belly as the undercarriage. The motorcycle becomes simply a mode of transport (like Transmetal 2 vehicle modes) rather than an actual disguise. Why this guy takes the cake though is because his underside is all organic and doesn't mesh with the mechanical motorcycle which makes the undercarriage really distracting.

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers G1 1989 Vroom Gallery

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys


4. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Ironhide and Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Ironhide

Ironhide kept the same voyager mold for a long time (as did Ratchet) and while it was always the same, different versions worked depending on how they handled the underside. Movie Ironhide having a real life recognizable GMC truck alt mode would make any extraneous kibble look really off. It just so happens that the voyager mold has his arms hanging there in the undercarriage. Certain versions hid them well by placing weapons on either side but the ROTF version just let it all hang loose for all to see and for the disguise to fail. The leader figure, while quite good in my opinion, went for a very streamlined and efficient transformation, meaning that most of the bot is already there under the vehicle. As you can tell from the pictures, it isn't hid very well either.

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide Gallery

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide Gallery


3. Transformers Age of Extinction: Generations Strafe

It really pains me that this toy did not take any cues from any Pteranodon transformer that preceded him when it comes to handling his robot arms. For crying out loud, the G1 toy hid them better and all that was done there was have them compact within his chest (which G1 Divebomb also did to an even better result). A transformation I fnd quite brilliant was the Animated Swoop where his robot arms were in plain sight in Dino mode but merged with the wings to become the arms of the Pteranodon. AOE Strafe did none of that. The robot arms are just right there spread far and wide, under the wings (which feature their own dinosaur claws). It's not just the arms you see, but practicaly the entire robot. The chest doesnt transform at all from dino mode and the head just nods a little for you not to see the eyes. It looks like he's got four hands and three heads.In the end, the dino mode look more like a robot playing peek-a-boo than a legitimate attempt at a dino mode (I do find the robot mode quite nice though).

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys


2. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire Gallery

If it wasn't for number one, who is a very special case, this guy would take the cake for most extraneous undercarriage. There is absolutely no one kidding themselves that this is just a jet and not some mechanical alien hidden under it. It's a very weak and cheap way to make a toy and what's worse is that while the design is lazy and the transformation is overly simplistic, they made it one of the most annoying transformations on the planet (unlike say, AOE Leader Optimus who is also simplistic but not annoying in any way). I don't know why they wasted so much time putting all the necessary panels needed to make the top of the jet look ultra lifelike. It just makes the panel forming more frustrating when you know the end design wont benefit from any attention to detail since all we are paying attention to is all that kibble underneath.

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys


1. Silverbolt, (almost) all of them.

Oh man, this is the ultimate poorly disguised robot, with a heavy undercarriage loaded with all the robot kibble possible. What I find quite funny is how the fact that this was the case in the G1 era seems to give it a free pass for designers to continue imitating it. Quite frankly, I think it is a rather easy way out when supporting design. Silvebolt is one of the most iconic jet transformers (he is at least surely the representative for the concord jet in this brand) and yet perpetually suffers from his whole body being under the jet. I think he deserves better, and should at least be disguised better.

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers G1 1986 Silverbolt Gallery

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers Universe - Classics 2.0 Silverbolt Gallery

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Silverbolt Gallery

And I know it's a different character, but it just fits so well here as the most poorly disguised robot, here s another Silverbolt with very exposed kibble in his "undercarrage":

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys
Transformers Beast Machines Silverbolt Gallery


Honourable Mentions:

There is one toy I want to mention here that should be on the list as well but I don't feel is fair. You see all toys above have an undercarriage as a consequence of converting between two modes that dont share the same pieces but of course are connected to eachother. There is one toy out there with an egregious undercarriage isn't stuck to his undercarriage though, Gunrunner.

It's a robot that only turns into a "jet" because you plug a jet body on top of it. So you end up with a jet with a robot plugged under it. An odd toy indeed.


Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Worst Cases of Undercarriage Among Transformers Toys

Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys
Date: Thursday, June 1st 2017 8:55pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): Hasbro's Transformers Brand Team

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This afternoon, Hasbro's Transformers Brand Team held an exclusive Google Hangout video chat for various representatives from Transformers fan sites throughout the internet. Yours truly was in attendance for Seibertron.com, and got to listen in to some extra details, news, notes, and information about many of the various toys from Transformers: The Last Knight that were revealed today. You can find our stories related to those new product reveals at this link with the first news story, and over on this second news story as well.

Read on below for the information I was able to gather in the short time we had to chat with Hasbro. It's possible I might have missed a few details because these calls go quick, but Seibertron.com will be sure to update this with notes from any of the other fan sites around the 'net that our community here will want to know about!

The Hasbro Team
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


The participants from the Hasbro Transformers Brand Team are Ben Montano, Brand Marketing Director, Transformers; John Warden, Design Manager, Transformers; John Frazier, Senior Brand Development and Marketing Manager, Transformers; and Aristides “Arrow” Membreno, Design Manager, Transformers.

The Last Knight Toys
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


Starting out with Deluxe Class Hot Rod, they were really excited that the alt mode is an officially licensed Lamborghini design. This looks like a mostly new mold to me, and was very clean out of the package with sharp color contrast in the plastic. They pivoted over to Deluxe Class Skullitron, and pointed out that the deco and design of the figure is meant to evoke the look of a "broken down knight". The face is particularly fun on this one, and definitely hits the intended mark. The toy is a retool/redeco of the Steelbane mold.

Infernocus came next, and they showed off the torso bot and how the Combiner head may be made visible while that individual piece of Infernocus is in robot mode by separating his rib cage. It was noted that they enjoyed this touch because it adds "extra creepiness" to the figure. The team strongly implied (but did not directly state) that the limbs on this hold together on the torso better than on Prime Abominus. Seeing them pass it back and forth and take it on and off of a table several times during the video call, I believe them as nothing was falling off or looked unstable. As known, it comes with a small clear Quintessa figure. The team suggested you could put it on Infernocus' shoulder, but I don't think it actually attaches to it in any way. They were mum on any other details surrounding the character of Quintessa, encouraging fans to check out the movie to learn more about her.

Deluxe Cogman was next up and yes, though it was a quick note in the press release earlier, the head does detach and is a Titan Master, with other Titan Master heads being compatible with Cogman's "Transtector". John Warden probably used the phrase Transtector because he's a Transformers geek like us, but it was awesome regardless to hear a senior member of the Hasbro team using correct terminology!

Voyager Nitro came next. It was noted that for Nitro, they got the design files from Paramount so they could try to make the figure as accurate to the movie as possible. Nitro's head can come off so that you can put Cogman's onto it (or any other Titan Master), however it's worth noting that while Nitro's head is not a Titan Master itself - it merely has the same port to connect it to the Transtector. Later on in the call, someone asked what real life airplane Nitro is based on. Mr. Warden pointed out that it is not based on any real life plane, and is instead his interpretation of a G.I. Joe-like military plane as he himself is a big G.I. Joe fan. (As an aside, does this make Nitro the new The Crown Jewel of The Hasbro Universe? Yes.)

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

They finished off with showing The Last Knight Premier Edition product with Leader Dragonstorm. Dragonstorm is a Duocon, and really properly so as the dragon splits to form two individual robots that don't have non-combined alt-modes of their own. When separated, Dragonicus is the robot with the wings, Stormrain being the other that carries the mace. They gave us a glimpse of the instructions and the toy looks quite complicated, though my quick opinion from the few seconds glance made it look pretty bulky and intuitive. The individual robots are roughly Voyager-sized but it was noted they do not completely fit in any particular scale.

Retailer Exclusive Programs
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


Some of the retailer exclusive programs had toys shown off next. It was noted here for clarity that Deluxe Class Hot Rod is a Walmart exclusive, while Skullitron and Infernocus are Toys R Us exclusives. For Walmart, the exclusive program is called "Autobots Unite" while Toys R Us has "Mission to Cybertron". It was asked during the later Q&A portion of the call whether or not these would be available in other countries. While the specifics were unknown to the team (or unable to be revealed), it was noted that Hasbro did at least offer both the Autobots Unite and Mission to Cybertron exclusive programs globally. In other words, if an Autobots Unite toy shows up somewhere like Argos or Toys R Us in the UK, it's a safe bet that Argos or Toys R Us or wherever picked up that entire exclusive program's line-up of toys - but do note this is my commentary based on what was said, so don't come at me with your pitchforks if that doesn't end up being the case!

Some of the Mission to Cybertron toys got more attention at this point. The team revealed that each of these releases will include a collector card that forms a piece of a larger puzzle that can be completed if you collect all the toys from this exclusive sub-line. On the back of the cards is a code you can type in to reveal what the "glyph" tampos on each of the toys says, though this is just cipher text for which a decoder exists already.

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys

"Planet Cybertron", the redeco of Cybertron's Primus, was shown next in the box. This will have window box packaging. The color scheme was specifically said to not be based on any other existing toy, with the planet mode being the initial genesis of the idea for the color scheme. While in planet mode, they want the toy to look like Cybertron does in the Generation One cartoon - a blue-ish planet in outer space with hints of a bright core. As the toy transforms, that core becomes more visible, thus the orange that is present on the robot mode's torso. The figure does of course include the Omega Lock (it needs this to transform so if you weren't around in 2006, kids, don't lose that part!) and the sound effects, while present, are identical to those found on the Cybertron version of the mold. The final take away on this toy was that they wanted to both celebrate the Primus toy while also evoking the feeling that Cybertron itself is truly alive. Accidental movie spoiler? I guess we'll see!

Questions and Answers
Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Brand Team Exclusive Fan Site Hangout Featuring New The Last Knight Toys


The team took some pre-submitted questions from various participants to end the call. I did not have any prepared myself (sorry, Seibertronians! It was last minute for me.) but below are a collection of some of the other questions asked. These are not in any particular order/the order in which they were asked.

Q: When are the toys that have been shown off today scheduled to release?
A: "August" but some will "trickle out" earlier as retailers receive stock, as there will be no street date (at least from Hasbro's end) for any of the still-to-come toys for The Last Knight. Mr. Montano joked that if you know anyone that stocks shelves, please have them make sure to not let things get stuck in the stock room away from the sales floor. They know they have fans that want every toy (guilty as charged!) as soon as they can get it (can I claim double jeopardy?)

My own commentary on their answer about product availability follows and nothing more: I have the feeling that they have some general release windows that they are aware of but don't have visibility into the supply chain specifics well enough to answer these kinds of questions more accurately. Hasbro is a huge company and has hundreds of global retail partners to manage, so this makes sense, but I did feel a little bad for them having to answer something generally where I know they wish they could answer it more specifically.

Q: Is there any other product for The Last Knight yet to be revealed?
A: What's been seen today is it for Premier Edition The Last Knight toys. Once these are done in the fall, their collector focused product will pivot back around to Generations, which we haven't seen any reveals for in quite some time. It was also noted that there is another movie coming next year, which we know, but this was said in a way that I took to mean that they might be looking for some time to give these lines room to breathe. Looking around it seems some others on the call may have gotten a different message from this, so speculate away on the Energon Pub by replying to this news post!

Other toys for The Last Knight like the One-Steps, Allspark Tech toys, etc ("Quick to Buy, Quick to Play" kinds of products) were not mentioned, but I think this was due to the assumption that these products aren't really a focus for most fans browsing fan sites like Seibertron.

Q: What's the deal with Valvotron, and will the character be used elsewhere in the wider Transformers mythos?
A: Just having fun as a promotional play, no other plans to use Valvotron elsewhere in the universe right now. They looked at is as a fun opportunity to introduce some new fans to the property in cooperation with their corporate partner for the promotion, Valvoline.

Q: Any movie characters they want to bring into other lines? (The gentleman asking the question used "G1 Movie Barricade" as an example of what they were asking about. IDW did it! Well, they killed him right away but still.)
A: Nothing really specific was provided here. The team mentioned that the "sky's the limit with the character roster."

Q: How many waves for Tiny Turbo Changers? Plans to expand them to other Transformers lines beyond the movies?
A: Two waves for The Last Knight, with no current plans to expand these to other product lines but they are very happy with and have noticed the popularity of these toys with the fans.

Some more details were gone into on these in general. Mr. Warden mentioned that these took over a year to develop, as sometimes the small toys are harder to design than the big ones because they wanted to get the right kind of "Transformers feeling" from these. To assist with this, legendary Transformers designer Kōjin Ōno had a hand in the design of the Tiny Turbo Changers. They mentioned that through the Tiny Turbo Changers, you can really feel the soul of Transformers. I agree.

Q: What's the deal with this new character named Chopter from Tiny Turbo Changers Wave 2?
A: Yep. It's Chopter.

Q: How does design process vary now as compared to when the first movie came out?
A: Mr. Warden was brought in right around when Age of Extinction launched and very gracefully mentioned that, then segued in to doing his best to answer this. He mentioned that they've learned several lessons and now do things like using designs directly from Paramount. Additionally, they keep trying to come up with new ways to add articulation as well as other design elements to enhance the collector product. Mr. Montano commented on the purposeful delineation of the Transformers line to cater to the quick to play/buy vs high articulation/high deco markets more distinctly, hoping it helps make the overall brand cater to a wider range of fans.

Q: Deluxe Drift stands out for keeping many robot mode elements but fitting new car body around it. How difficult was that to do and was that planned during AOE?
A: They did not specifically plan to do this back in 2014, but the new Drift does use robot mode parts from that toy. They worked with Takara to re-work the character in a way that would satisfy fans while being true to the Mercedes that Drift turns into as much as possible.

Q: The Premier Edition products have toys in window boxes as opposed to blister packs/bubbles. What led to this change and what do you see in that packaging that wasn't there before with card and bubble blister packs?
A: This goes along with the previously mentioned demarcation between collector products and other toys, and other un-named brand teams at Hasbro had suggested this as a good practice for these types of products.

Q: Of what was revealed today, and maybe for The Last Knight in general, what are the teams' favorites?
A: Out of TLK, Mr. Warden says Cogman. Thinks it's exciting to bring something classic like Headmasters and continued in TR to the summer blockbuster line. Mr. Membreno chose Hot Rod since he always wanted to work on Lamborghinis and he thinks this is as close as he'll ever get. Besides the nostalgia of Hot Rod, is "one of the hottest cars in the film." Mr. Frazier said his favorite from today is Dragonstorm, due to the fact that it has so much detail to bring a unique three-headed dragon to life, plus the Duocon combiner play which gives you lots of options on how to play. Favorite of the entire line is Leader Megaton. He remembers when he first saw the gray model, and how he was taken back by the level of detail and the jet mode particularly.

While not his favorite, Mr. Montano shared a very fun anecdote. His daughter said to him that Transformers are really cool because they have a Lamborghini and boys think those are awesome, so now Transformers are awesome too, so he now really likes Hot Rod (I'll admit, I was almost expecting this to be a surprise reveal of a Hasbro MP Sideswipe back from the grave, but as movie-focused as this chat was that was silly of me.) His favorites though are the Movie Masterpiece figures that have been revealed in MPM-3 Bumblebee and MPM-4 Optimus Prime. Worked very closely with Takara Tomy for a very long time on these toys. Team has been fantastic and to have an opportunity to create the next universe of Masterpiece toys, and to collaborate on MP, was really fun. He spent time in Japan working on it. All kinds of lessons learned in getting them to market, and he strongly hinted that strong sales of these would be a good thing for future possible Masterpiece releases.

The call wrapped up with Mr. Montano mentioning that the brand team will be present at both San Diego Comic Con and Hascon this year. The team was very enthusiastic about Hascon as they seem to have played a hand in planning it "for the past 9 months", and they hope everyone will come to this family event.

The staff of Seibertron.com would like to sincerely thank Hasbro and their partners at Rogers & Cowan for organizing this exciting look at these upcoming Transformers products!

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