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Hasbro Q&As, due Nov 30th

Transformers News: Hasbro Q&As, due Nov 30th
Date: Monday, November 23rd 2009 10:19pm CST
Categories: Site News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Mkall

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This is it! The last Q&A session for 2009! It's time for Hasbro to answer the questions put forth by us, the fans! If you have any questions regarding Hasbro's processes, thoughts, ponderings or reasonings, please ask them now.

The staff will choose 3 questions to submit to Hasbro on Nov 30th. We are expecting our answers around Dec 14th.

In the interest of trying to get the best questions submitted, staff and savvy community members will also be answering questions that we KNOW have already been answered.

We are aware that we have not heard back from Hasbro yet on the previous round of questionings and sincerely hope that miscommunication is sorted out shortly.

Hasbro has made it clear that they will not answer questions such as "Will you make this figure?" or anything related to their new animated series. Other than that, everything is fair game!

Takara Website Update - Alternity Bumblebee & ROTF Toys

Date: Friday, November 20th 2009 7:48am CST
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Mach | Credit(s): Takara Tomy

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Takara Tomy has updated their website with new information on Transformers.

Firstly Takara has revamped the webpage for Transformers Alternity toy series and include the information for Transformers Alternity Bumblebee.

Other new information are updating of Transformers Revenge of The Fallen toy section, with figures such as RA 24 Buster Optimus Prime, RA 25 Human Alliance Skids, Arcee and Mikaela and others.

The website also updated the interview section with new Transformers designers, this time is interview with Hirinori Kobayashi.
Mr. Kobayashi is famous for his work on Transformers ROTF Buster Prime, EZ Devastator, Masterpiece Grimlock and Armada Unicorn.
Unfortunately the interview is in Japanese, we hope to see translation of the interview soon.

Takara Website Update - Alternity Bumblebee & ROTF Toys
Takara Website Update - Alternity Bumblebee & ROTF Toys

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Transformers Collector's Club: Blitzwing Bop Comic

Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club: Blitzwing Bop Comic
Date: Wednesday, November 18th 2009 8:32pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Blurrz | Credit(s): TFCC

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For members of the Transformers Collector's Club, they have updated their Members Only Section with the fourth instalment of the Shattered Glass Prose Story, Blitzwing Bop! The comic features the Decepticon triple changer in the Shattered Glass Universe, as well as other Shattered Glass 'cons and 'bots. You can check out TFCC's Main Page here, and for those who have read it, feel free to fill it in for your fellow members in this thread.

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Exclusive Interview With Mike Costa

Transformers News: Exclusive Interview With Mike Costa
Date: Sunday, November 15th 2009 9:03pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Site Articles, People News, Company News, Interviews
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Mike Costa, IDW Publishing

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Mike Costa, writer of the new Transformers on going series set to debut this week is answering a few of the questions posed by staffers i_amtrunks, Darth Bombshell, and tigertracks 24. Mike also contributed to the recently completed IDW title, G.I. Joe: Cobra, a book that surprised many fans with its seriousness, and more mature handling of this particular portion of the joe-verse.

Mr. Costa is living the dream that so many folks in our community would love to get to do...get paid to be creative with Transformers and have your work officially effect the Transformers mythos, effectively carving out your own little niche in our beloved franchise.

Speaking of your own little niche, Mr. Costa, here are some questions relating to your work with the upcoming Transformers ongoing series...

-- What direction are the Costa written Tf stories going to take? Will we be heading back to a universal scope of war ala what Furman was working up to, or will we be getting an Earth-centric style story? Will the ongoing feature one large, over-arching plot with several ongoing subplots set up along the way?

All great questions. I'll try to give them great answers.

Here's the thing - Shane literally blew up the world in his last storyline. That is a really, really tough act to follow. I mean, I can't really blow up the world again. So rather than try to top that with spectacle - I guess I'd have to blow up the galaxy or something - I'm going to start small again, and then gradually expand the canvas. That's not to say that there won't be big events - there will be. They'll just be big character-events at first. No less status-quo changing, but we're staying Earth-centric in the beginning. You're going to find out why Earth is such an important place for the Transformers - and it's probably not the reason you think it is.

We'll definitely be building to events that, currently, are pretty far-off in the future. But the template I'm trying to follow is the one set by Bill Willingham in his Vertigo book FABLES. What that book does so well is juggle big storylines with smaller one, two or three-issue vingettes in between. With a cast as vast as Transformers, I feel like that's the best way to give as many characters the opportunity to shine as possible. But every issue will build on the next, even if it doesn't seem to at first. There's no guarantee how long I'll be on the book, of course (so... please, tell everyone to buy it and write glowing reviews online!) but hopefully I'll get to do all the things I have planned. That'll take quite a while.

-- Will the series be easy to get into for those who may have only become fans due to the live action movies?

I hope so. But the fact is, it's not a total reboot, like GI Joe was. These are still the same characters in the same continuity we've been seeing at IDW, so obviously there are many differences from the movie. I think we've struck a good balance though, between honoring previous continuity and being new-reader friendly. It would be great if fans of the movie jumped on. I think they'd really like what they'd see.

-- How much work have you had to do to correct errors of AHM, or has the CODA done this job for you?

AHM was planned quite a while before we consolidated our ideas for this new ongoing, so rather than start monkeying with Shane's story and forcing him to change his ending to better dovetail into our series, we created the CODA series to tie up the loose ends that the ongoing wouldn't have time to get to in the first few issues, and to work as a bridge between the two series'. Obviously all the issues are out now, so you guys can tell us how successful we've been in doing that.

We all have certain characters we want to see, but overall, we really know we want good characterization of whomever is in the story. The next set of questions revolve mainly around characters in your new series.

-- Will there be any lesser known personal favorite characters that you plan to bring to the fore in the ongoing series? Will you be able to use more of the obscure generation one characters, or even characters that were previously known only to the Japanese G1 universe (such as Victory Saber, Overlord, or Dai Atlas)? Are we following the same characters as were used in AHM? Will the cast start out small and then expand? Will the cast focus on a small group of characters or will we be moving all over the place and get to see different perspectives from different groups of characters?

The cast will definitely have it's core characters whom the major storylines follow, but we will break away from them occasionally to focus on other characters in the universe. Also, the core cast will definitely be evolving, expanding and contracting. It's not going to be "Optimus Prime and the Same Five Other Autobots" every month, but you'll definitely be able to tell who the important characters are by the end of the first arc.

Most of those "core" characters will come as no surprise to Transformers fans, but I'm definitely throwing some curve-balls in there as well. One of the major characters of my run will be someone I've had my eye on for quite a while. Shane in particular gave him some really interesting development in AHM. His inclusion in my cast will be the logical extension of what happened to him there.

As for the Japanese characters. Hm. Not a bad idea...

-- Can you please kill Drift ASAP? (Note this is a question submitted that not everyone agrees with.) Along these lines, will we see any more new IDW and creator originated characters in the near future, or will you be pulling from only currently existing Generation One Transformers?

I have no plans to kill Drift. But... I have no plans to use him right away either. So, everybody wins. Also, I can't speak for Zander or Nick, who are both doing auxiliary books, my intention is to exclusively use currently existing G1 Transformers. Of course I'll be creating supporting cast members, but the core cast will be recognizable faces for the time being.

-- What kind of Starscream are we going to get in the series, the Starscream of Infiltration, the Starscream of late AHM, or AHM #13 Starscream? They all were a bit different, there seemed to be no consistancy, or it was not explained well enough why he suddenly changes.

Every writer is going to have his or her own interpenetration of a character, and now you've seen mine of Starscream. I can tell you guys he's my favorite character, and that's why I was very excited to make him the star of my first-ever Transformers story in CODA #1. (Clever readers with an eye for pretentious writer-gags might even have noticed that I made sure his name was the first word written on the first page.) I'll agree there are some differences in how the character has been portrayed, but in a hugely collaborative medium like comics, those core character attributes are all you really need for a character. Brian Bendis doesn't write exactly the same Spider-Man as Stan Lee, or Gerry Conway, or David Michelinie. But he'll always be smart, guilt-ridden, wise-cracking and heroic. And Starscream's core attributes are always the same - he's ambitious, treacherous, manipulative and often cowardly. Anything after that is just an artifact of the medium.

And now Mike, we would like to know a bit more about you, and your feelings about the titles you have been involved with. Answer as honestly as you want (or at least as honestly as you feel you can to these questions).

-- Who is your personal favorite TF artist of all time? And what is your favorite previous TF story arc (from any series, comic or show)?

Guys... that first question isn't fair. I'm going to be working with a lot of great artists on this title (and I have already in CODA) and I can't make that call. I will, however, say that working with Don on my first stroyline is like getting Spider-Man and having John Romita draw it. And the man does not disappoint. When I saw the art he turned in for the first issue, my mind was blown. I'd really never seen anything like it on a book I've written. I couldn't be more thrilled about it.

As for my favorite Transformers storyline... that's hard. Recently, I really did like AHM a lot. It had a lot of really great, fan-pleasing bring-the-house down moments. From the older, original marvel run, it's probably issue #13, written by the legendary Bob Budiansky, where Megatron temporarily loses his memory and is found by a criminal who uses him on a crime spree. That was over 20 years ago but the story - and the cover image - have stayed with me even though I was probably 7 when I first read it.

And from the original cartoon - not counting the movie, which is actually the first movie I ever saw in theaters - it was probably The Return of Optimus Prime. That Hate Plague really scared me as a kid.

-- What's your personal opinion on the Transformers stories IDW has written thus far? Good, fair, poor, lame... How do they stack up to what has been done in the past by previous companies Marvel, and Dreamwave?

Here's the thing: There are two legends in the Transformers comic book canon. One is Bob Budiansky. The other is Simon Furman. For the past five years, Furman has basically been the driving force behind IDW's Transformers universe (not counting Shane's AHM of course.) I think anything he did for us here is pretty equal to what he did for Marvel back in the day.

--- If given the opportunity to write for the Movie-verse, would you take it? What kind of story would you like to do?

At the risk of bouncing myself out of later work opportunities, I'm going to be honest and say that, though I actually do think some of the ideas underpinning the Movie-verse are good ones, I much prefer the continuity I'm in. More characters to play with, really. And I like our Spike better than Sam (sorry Shia!)

--- Having written a GI Joe tale (GI Joe: Cobra), which franchise can you say you enjoy writing more?

This is a lame answer, but I enjoy them both in different ways. COBRA is a really dark espionage tale that I get a certain kind of evil satisfaction from. Writing about the bad guys is not only fun, but cathartic. They do stuff the good guys would never do, and finding motivations for chaos and mahem is a really rewarding challenge. But Transformers was always my first love, and the satisfaction I get from that is on a totally different level.

Back when I was in college, Wizard broke the news that Dreamwave had gotten the license for Transformers after Marvel lost it. I sat down at my job at the college library, and over two days I typed up a full pitch for a new ongoing Transformers series, planned up until about issue 60. It was the first comic book proposal I'd ever written. Of course, I never heard anything back about it. Obviously they already had their plans made before the announcement, even if I wasn't some totally unknown 19-year-old punk.

But to think that now, less than ten years alter I am actually writing a Transformers ongoing, starting at issue 1... well, that couldn't be more of a dream-come-true type situation.

--- GI JOE: Cobra was a very gritty, mature tale. Can we expect Transformers to start heading into a similar direction? In other words, you aren’t going to pull any punches with these robots, right. Humans will get squished, Robots will get atomized and not return, etc.

Humans will be getting squished and robots definitely get atomized, but this is not going to turn into a dark, gritty book like COBRA. COBRA is a very specific tone for a very specific book - if I was given the chance to write the G.I. JOE ongoing, I wouldn't use COBRA's tone there either. That tone works in that franchise specifically because we're only looking at a small corner of it, and the main book exists to give it context. Now I'm handling the flagship of Transformers, and my job is to keep that ship steady so creators like Zander, Chee, and Nick Roche can party below decks if they want.

I'm very lucky to have spent the last year watching how Chuck Dixon handles those kind of flagship responsibilities on G.I. JOE, and I have learned a lot from him - specifically how generous he is to creators like me, who handle the smaller books. I hope I can do as good a job as he does of both writing the main book, and staying involved with the smaller ones.

--- Should the next Transformers cartoon have a similar style to the very popular G.I.Joe Resolute cartoon that saw airtime recently?

As long as they don't make me look bad by being better than the comic, they can do whatever they want.

(But seriously, I think it would be great if they aimed at a slightly younger audience than Resolute did. I discovered the Transformers cartoon at age 6. It would be nice to have something that could be enjoyed for people that age again, now that the previous series is over.)

--- Can you comment on your feeling of the use of humans in Transformers storylines? At times, the stories seemed to forget that we buy Transformers because they are books about huge sentient robots that have the same faults, and strengths that humans do, not to see how humans react to said robots upon interaction.

It's a difficult line to walk. Sure, the hard-core fans want to see robot action, but for your average reader, they're going to pick up the book and say "who cares about all these robots? I have no idea what's going on." In my opinion, having human characters is a way of grounding the story in a familiar world, and having an instantly relatable character.

That's why the Transformers movies make sure they have a major plot line involving Sam Witwicky trying to get with the hottest girl on Earth - because that's a lot more relatable to audiences than an interstellar war between talking cars. Whether you think those subplots are brilliant or terrible, I can guarantee you those movies would not have been as successful worldwide if they didn't have a kid, his car, and his girlfriend along with Optimus and Megatron.

That said, my stories are definitely going to err on the side of more robots rather than more humans. But humans are definitely major characters, on par with the Autobots, and we will definitely be seeing some stories through their eyes. Just not as many.

--- Simon Furman started this whole IDW Transformers generation of comics and wrote many beloved issues for Marvel, Marvel UK, and Dreamwave as well. How do you feel about what Simon has written in the past for Transformers? Do you think he really deserves all the credit that he gets for what people expect in a Transformers story? Do you love Grimlock as much as Simon does? Any pressure trying to follow up this force in the world of TF lore?

I have not met a die-hard fan that doesn't credit Simon as having written some classic storyline that established these characters in comics for them. He is a living legend, and he really did set a template for how to write Transformers comics, the way that Chris Claremont defined X-Men comics for a generation. The pressure to follow that is huge, certainly. I really hope I don't blow it.

--- Who is your favorite Autobot? ...Favorite Decepticon? Do your favorites change when you have to consider writing them in stories? For example, HASBRO may tell you, you can’t write your favorite bot that way, so you strategically decide not to include him/her in the comic book.

My favorite Autobot is Blurr, and I make sure I gave him at least one scene in the first storyarc. My favorite Decepticon, as I mentioned above, is Starscream, all the way. And though Starscream and most of the other big Decepticons are going to be benched for a little while, they will be back in a big way.

But this is the way the story is working out. I don't want to shoehorn in tons of scenes with Blurr or Starscream just because I like them. I don't even think about it, really. When they're needed, they'll show up. And luckily, Hasbro has not questioned this at all. So far, they're happy with what I've been doing, and have been very supportive and helpful.

--- Who are your favorite GI Joe and Cobra characters?

To write, it's Tomax, Xamot and Hawk. As a fan, it's Flint. Back in the old cartoons, I was always wondering why he wasn't kicking Duke's butt.

--- ‘Rise of Cobra’, or ‘Transformers Revenge of the Fallen’, which movie is better?

You guys are just intent on getting me in some kind of trouble. The honest answer is, I have not yet seen GI JOE, so I can't say. But a friend of mine just got it (and REVENGE OF THE FALLEN) for me on Blu Ray, so definitely own both.

--- GI JOE and Transformers crossover, are you interested in writing/planning one especially now that IDW has both licenses?

If the right idea struck me, I’m definitely interested. But even though (or maybe because) I write for both sets of characters, their universes feel totally different to me. It would be like crossing Mickey Mouse over into the JLA. I'm not a good enough writer to make that work. We definitely have people out there who are though, so I suppose it is always a possibility.

--- Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, or Megan Fox?

I never kiss and tell. I'm a gentleman of the old school

--- Does gender exist in Transformers? Can you share where you stand on the whole fembot issue?

Gender definitely does exist. And where I stand on the fembot issue is this: A Cybertronian robot should have the right to marry anyone he or she desires, provided that they are consensual beings.

--- Who would be your ultimate Transformers comic book production crew? Artist, Writer (I would assume you would write it), inks, etc.? What might this ultimate story be about? Who would be featured?

Other than the book I'm working on (duh)... I'm going to say that the ultimate Transformers comic book would be anything that Nick Roche is working on. I first met him at BotCon this year, and I have learned so much from him, not just about who these characters are, but how to tell stories with them. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there is no writer/artist double-threat working right now who knows and cares as much about Transformers as Nick. I will follow that guy anywhere. I am really, really lucky to have him as support on this book.

And finally, what can you tell us about Supreme Convoy that members of our community should know about him? He talks about you guys ‘geeking out’ together, what exactly does this involve?

I've known Supreme Convoy for probably two years now. He's a cool guy and part of the very cool circle of the writer/comic book fan friends I've made since moving out here to the Los Angeles. As for what our "geeking out" entails... once again, a gentleman never tells. would like to say thank you to Mike Costa for answering our questions about the new Transformers ongoing series, and our questions about Transformers comics in general.

Be sure to check out Mike’s work in the new Transformers ongoing series, starting this November!!!

*TF Ongoing is set to be released this Wednesday, you can pick yours up at your local shop. Not sure if you want to or not, check out First Gen's review here, or the 8 page preview here. for all of your Transformers news and resource needs.

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Official Review of Transformers Ongoing #1

Transformers News: Official Review of Transformers Ongoing #1
Date: Saturday, November 14th 2009 11:15pm CST
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Hello Seibertronians,

Once again, is bringing you exclusive content first. This time, we got an chance to review the upcoming IDW Publishing release of Transformers Ongoing #1, the newest Transformers story arc to be published by the comic book producing company.


Official Review of Transformers Ongoing #1

Written by Mike Costa and heralding the return to the Transformers Universe for fan favorite artist Don Figueroa, Transformers Ongoing #1 is everything that the Transformers catch phrase "More than Meets the Eye" encompasses.

It is two years after the end of the Great War. The human race spends its time rebuilding Earth from all the destruction unwillingly brought upon it by the Transformers, refusing the help of Optimus Prime and his band of Autobots, instead forcing them into hiding. Though it is believed that Megatron is dead, Optimus Prime feels that the Autobots must remain on Earth to protect it from any possible Decepticon attack. But the only threat that seems to confront the Cybertronian warriors is not that of the Decepticons, but of the humans!

Led by Major Spike Witwicky, the human force known as Skywatch has only one mission objective: apprehend and deactivate all Transformers.

One thing that I can tell you for certain is this: none of the previews that you have seen for this first installment of the Ongoing Series will prepare you for the outcome. Mike Costa and the team at IDW Publishing are taking our beloved Robots in Disguise into a completely new era to the likes of which we have never thought of. The story presented by Mr. Costa captures the true essence of the Transformers being, albeit from the Autobot perspective, and adds a twist that may leave you scratching your head saying "What?!".

As a Transformers fan before anything, I can say this: This story may leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. I can see that IDW is trying to venture out of the norm, away from the usual Autobot VS. Decepticon battle after battle, but if you're the type of fan that doesn't like being taken out of your "Transformers comfort zone", Transformers Ongoing may not be right for you.

Aside from the story, the new art style being used is also a hard pill to swallow, as evidenced by the ongoing debates right here on's forums. The fusion between the G1 remeniscent Classicsverse and the newer style Movieverse Transformers seems to take the worst of both styles and mashes them together. The one problem that I see, and many Seibertronians here seem to agree, is that the facial construction of the Transformers makes it look like all of them are evil, regardless of faction. I don't know if Don got bit by the "Twilight" bug, but I just don't get some of the Transformers looking more like "Cullens" than Cybertronians, and this is coming from a fan who loves his Transformers art. To say that this book is different is far from an understatement.

Its great to see the presence of some fan favorites such as Prowl, Wheeljack and Hot Rod but painful to see the demise of a hero in Ironhide. Even a popular Stunticon makes an appearance in a very popular Classicsverse alt mode. It seems like Mike and Don really tried to connect with the hardcore G1 fanbase with the presence of so many of the original Transformers, but may lose them with such a radical take on their forward direction.

Overall, the book makes for a very interesting read. This isn't your old school Transformers kiddies, this is a whole new era, seperate from the Transformers of yesteryear and the current movieverse. Be prepared to accept a new universe, a new direction and a new style of Transformers.

Transformers Ongoing #1 is due to hit news stands this Wednesday November 18th, 2009. Prepare to have your perspective on the Autobots and Decepticons Transformed.

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Last Stand of the Wreckers Press Release

Transformers News: Last Stand of the Wreckers Press Release
Date: Tuesday, November 10th 2009 6:16pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
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We get a press release from IDW, featuring the Last Stand of the Wreckers.


New comics miniseries launches in January

Rounds out trifecta of new TRANSFORMERS comics

The TRANSFORMERS action just keeps coming, as IDW introduces a third new series in January - TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., IDW explores yet another action-packed storyline, following the AUTOBOTS special operations crew on a mission to space to confront a new foe.

Fan-favorite writer and artist Nick Roche helms this five-issue series, which spins out of IDW's new ongoing TRANSFORMERS series. This story line gives fans a taste of what's been happening off of Earth as the WRECKERS investigate a prison planet that fell to the evil DECEPTICONS three years ago.
"TRANSFORMERS fans craving that outer-space action need look no further," said IDW editor Andy Schmidt. "WRECKERS is straight science fiction and action-robots in space with the highest of stakes! But don't look for all cheery fun and games here. It's not called 'Last Stand' for nothing!"

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS plots a course to a prison planet conquered by the DECEPTICONS during the war on Earth. With no communication in three years, the WRECKERS face an unknown foe, who just might tear SPRINGER, KUP, and their cadre of AUTOBOT heroes apart. Roche and All Hail Megatron's Trevor Hutchison will provide covers.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS rounds out IDW's new trifecta of TRANSFORMERS comics, which starts with the new TRANSFORMERS ongoing series on November 18th and includes TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE, coming in December.

"While TRANSFORMERS the ongoing series and TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE are both firmly rooted on Terra Firma, Last Stand of the WRECKERS gives fans a good indication of the impact the end of the AUTOBOT vs. DECEPTICON war is having on the rest of the TRANSFORMERS universe," added Schmidt. "There is something great for every TRANSFORMERS fan right now in the IDW line-up of TRANSFORMERS comics."

The TRANSFORMERS #1 ($3.99, 32 page color) will be available in stores on November 18, 2009. Diamond order code #SEP09 0852.

TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE #1 (of 4; $3.99, 32 page color) will be available in stores in December. Diamond order code #OCT09 0954.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS #1 (of 5; $3.99, 32 page color) will be available in stores in January. Diamond order code #NOV09 0819.

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TFsource 11-8 SourceNews

Transformers News: TFsource 11-8 SourceNews
Date: Monday, November 9th 2009 12:04am CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News, Company News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): zoltaire of TFSource

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TFsource 11-8 SourceNews

In this issue of the SourceNews:
1) Stocking Stuffer Campaign announced!
2) New TFsource Webpage Up - Check it out!
3) Best Toys' Classics Prime Trailer in Shattered Glass and Clear colors to be released soon
4) EZ Collection in G1 Colors - new Preorder Up!
5) Now instock - the 25th anniversary Masterpiece Skwyarp - US Edition!
6) We updated the site with photos of the new THS-02 Convoy
7) The Disney Labeled Color Mickey Mouse is back instock again!
8) Masterpiece "Black Version" Optimus Prime preorder
9) MP-08 & MP-04 Masterpiece Restock!
10) MP-08X Masterpiece “King” Grimlock Preorder
11) TFX-03 City Commander + Add-on Intock
12) All instock & Preorder Transformers Links

1) Stocking Stuffer Campaign announced!
TFsource 11-8 SourceNews

The 2009 TFsource Stocking Stuffer Campaign is here! The "Snowman" Version comes in G1 white color scheme and limited to just 500 pieces, and more holiday bells and whistles to come with this piece, Happy Holidays from TFsource!

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"Snowman" Version Superion Aerial Appendage Add-on Kit (2009 Stocking Stuffer)

2) New TFsource Webpage Up - Check it out!
The new TFsource front page and category pages are live! Head on over and check it out and let us know if you like the new site format!

Based on customer feedback we have also have now added a testimonials section. If you have had a great experience with TFsource and want to share, feel free to add your TFsource experience and share with others.

3) Best Toys' Classics Prime Trailer in Shattered Glass and Clear colors to be released soon
Best Toys' Classics Prime Trailer in Shattered Glass and Clear colors will be released soon, and is limited to just 450 pieces. TFsource has a limited amount, and we are offering combo pricing when both pieces are purchased.

This version of the Best Toys trailer comes in Shattered Glass colors, and is limited to just 450 pieces worldwide. Connects to Henkei/Classics/Universe Primes, and opens up to feature a repair bay complete with enough space to fit 1-2 deluxe transformers when closed.

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Classics Prime Trailer - Purple Shattered Glass Version

4) EZ Collection in G1 Colors - new Preorder Up!
The EZ collection Devastator is now available in a g1 color scheme! This set pays homage to the original G1 Devastator, and includes all the characters and pieces to form the gestalt combiner Devastator.

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EZ Collection - Devastator - G1 Color Version

5) Now instock - the 25th anniversary Masterpiece Skwyarp - US Edition!
This Wal-Mart exclusive is the first release of MP-06 Skywarp has seen stateside, and comes in fantastic looking Transformers 25th anniversary packaging! If you haven't seen the packaging yet, there is some great artwork on the Wal-Mart Masterpiece Skywarp, so feel free to check out our photo gallery! We can't compete on price with Wal-Mart but if you don't have access to this piece TFsource has a limited amount available.

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MP-06 Masterpiece Skywarp - US Edition

6) We updated the site with photos of the new THS-02 Convoy
We updated the site with photos of the new THS-02 Convoy, showing a lot more detail on the packaging on this one. Check them out!

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7) The Disney Labeled Color Mickey Mouse is back instock again!
Always popular, and becoming more scarce, pick this one up while stock is still remaining.

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Set for a Nov/Dec release date, features an all new color scheme, preorder this limited edition e-hobby figure today!

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9) MP-08 & MP-04 Masterpiece Restock!
Just arrived and starting to ship out from TFsource! We now have back instock the re-release of two of the hottest Masterpiece Figures: MP-08 Masterpiece Grimlock and MP-04 Masterpiece Optimus Prime "Perfect Edition." Both Masterpieces of two of the most popular Transformers characters, and great pricing available on these guys as well.

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10) MP-08X Masterpiece “King” Grimlock Preorder
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11) City Commander Trailer Set + TFX-03 Add-On Kit Now Instock!
Now instock and shipping out from TFsource! We have received the new City Commander Trailer Kit + TFX-03 Add on kit plus the individual TFX-03 Add on kit. Upgrade your CC with new missiles, launchers, a transforming rifle, and even an all new set of face plates! The add on kit comes with 3 new faces, and the set with CC comes with 2. Check out the new product photos first, at TFsource!

Preorders have already started getting boxed up, and will ship out shortly, and we have a limited amount of quantity remaining on this much more limited edition release for those that didn't preorder.

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Hasbro Studios hires new Executive Producer

Transformers News: Hasbro Studios hires new Executive Producer
Date: Friday, November 6th 2009 3:41pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Delicon | Credit(s): Hasbro

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While we anxiously wait for the new Hasbro-Discovery joint venture network to take the air, Hasbro Studios continues to make key personnel hires. For those who are not aware, Hasbro Studios will be in charge of creating new programming for this network, based of course on iconic Hasbro toys such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and many more.

In August, Stephen Davis was named President of Hasbro Studios. Just last month, Linda Steiner was appointed General Manager. Today, courtesy of a Hasbro, Inc. press release comes the news that Kathy Samuels is the new Executive producer.

Here is an excerpt of that press release.

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2009-- Kathy Samuels – an industry veteran with a proven track record of success during stints at both CBS Television Distribution Group (CTDG) and NBC – has been named Executive Producer at the newly-formed, Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios. In this new role, Samuels will be responsible for overseeing production on a number of the Studio’s creative initiatives, covering a variety of program genres, according to Stephen J. Davis, Hasbro Studios President.

Samuels’ engagement follows her work at CTDG, television’s number one syndicator of programming. As CTDG’s Senior Vice President, Samuels was part of the team that oversaw the development, launch and programming of shows like “Rachel Ray”, “The Doctors”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider”.

“I've had the great fortune to work on some of the best brands in television,” Samuels said. “However, as a working mom, I've always had a personal and professional passion to make great television for kids, and in the kid and family arena, Hasbro owns and has access to the best brands in the business. I see Hasbro Studios as a perfect fit for my skills and interests, and it presents me with a wonderful opportunity.”

Prior to CTDG, Samuels spent more than a decade at NBC. As Senior Broadcast Producer, Samuels helped launch the nationally syndicated news magazine show “Access Hollywood” and its teen spin off “Real Access” for the Noggin network. Previously, she was the Entertainment Producer for KNBC Los Angeles.

Hasbro Studios president Stephen J. Davis said, “Kathy comes to Hasbro Studios with a solid track record as a top producer and has been closely involved with some of television’s most successful and enduring franchises. The Studio is establishing itself as a home for great talent – and Kathy’s vision and creativity complements the talented group of professionals we have been putting in place here.”

The Hasbro-Discovery JV Network is currently scheduled for a fall 2010 debut. -
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Hasbro's November 5 Webcast Summary: Micronauts, 'Hunt for the Decepticons' and more!,

Transformers News: Hasbro's November 5 Webcast Summary: Micronauts, 'Hunt for the Decepticons' and more!,
Date: Friday, November 6th 2009 1:45am CST
Categories: Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Blurrz | Credit(s): NightViper of

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The Allspark fills us in on the occurrences of Hasbro's web cast that occurred on the afternoon of November 5. We first told you that a webcast was going to occur, and here's a summary courtesy of NightViper over at the Allspark..

For those that listened into the four-hour Hasbro Investor Relations Webcast, you already know that it focused more on facts and figures than, well, action figures. Wacky investors. However, there was some Transformers-related news to grab onto:

- 2010 will bring with it a Transformers promotion called "Hunt for the Decepticons"
- Hasbro has acquired the Micronauts ("Microman" in Japan) brand and look forward to including its rich story in various media forms
- Advertising for the new JV (joint venture) Network with Discovery will begin in February
- 10-12 new programs are currently in production for JV Network
- The only new program they could comment on was My Little Pony. Lauren Faust of Power Puff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends will head up the MLP media.
- Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman are among those writing for Hasbro Studios media

If you missed the broadcast, you can listen to the broadcast here.

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Hasbro Investor Relations Webcast November 5th @ 10am ET

Transformers News: Hasbro Investor Relations Webcast November 5th @ 10am ET
Date: Wednesday, November 4th 2009 9:47pm CST
Categories: Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Rodimus2006, Hasbro

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Views: 19,777's own Rodimus2006 reminds us that Hasbro's Investor Relations live Webcast starts tomorrow, Nov 5th, at 10am ET and will last about 2 hours. It is unsure how much information will relate to the Transformers Brand future, such as upcoming toylines, movies or animated series. After all, Hasbro is a large company with a lot of brand names to talk about.

The webcast may be found here.

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