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People: New HASBRO CEO Brian Goldner ready to take aim

Transformers News: People: New HASBRO CEO Brian Goldner ready to take aim
Date: Monday, May 19th 2008 12:45pm CDT
Categories: People News, Company News, Interviews, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s):

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This thursday, HASBRO will have it's first out of state Chief Executive Officer take over the company reigns in its 85 year existance. Brian Goldner will be set to lead the nation's second largest toy company and creators of the TRANSFORMERS.

Mr. Goldner will be succeeding Al Verrecchia, who has served at the position since 2000. Mr. Verrecchia had this to say about Mr. Goldner:

"[Goldner] has been at the forefront of Hasbro’s drive to bring innovation and growth to the toy industry and his tremendous experience and entrepreneurial spirit will serve him well in his new role.”

Mr. Goldner is definately not a stranger to the Transformers franchise either, as he served as Co-Producer opposite Steven Speilberg in the production of the 2007 live action movie. would like to congratulate Mr. Goldner on his new promotion at HASBRO, and offer our well wishes to you and HASBRO for the coming years.

To view the complete article on Mr. Goldner, click here.

TV Loonland sells Metrodome Shareholdings

Transformers News: TV Loonland sells Metrodome Shareholdings
Date: Friday, May 16th 2008 2:36pm CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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After TV Loonland sold the rights of it's "Hasbro Classics Library", which includes the media rights over the original Transformers show as well as other Sunbow produced shows like G.I. Joe and Jem, earlier this week. TV Loonland has announced on their site that the company has made another sale. This time they have sold their majority shareholding over Metrodome Group plc. The following has been taken directly from their site's Press Release.

Munich / London, 16th May 2008 - TV-Loonland AG is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the sale process of its shareholding in Metrodome Group plc, its UK subsidiary quoted on AIM.

The deal has seen MediaPro Management SA of Bucharest, Romania, initially purchasing a 50.1% stake in Metrodome Group plc from TV-Loonland AG's existing 61.7% holding in Metrodome at a price of 2.62 pence per share. The deal values TV-Loonland AG's entire stake at approximately £2.0m (ca. €2.5 Mio.).

In accordance with Rule 9 of the UK Takeover Code, MediaPro Management SA has today also announced a mandatory public offer at 2.62 pence per share for all the outstanding shares of Metrodome.

This mandatory public offer will run for a period of 21 days, following which, TV-Loonland AG's remaining 11.6% shareholding will either be acquired by MediaPro Management SA at the same price as the public offer, or sold in the market depending on the level of acceptances from the offer.

Simon Flamank, CEO of TV-Loonland AG, commented "The effect of this transaction coupled to the earlier announcement this week about the sale of the Hasbro Library back to Hasbro has enabled the group to repay all of its remaining €5m of bank debt and therefore become a debt free business for the first time in the past seven years, which was always our first objective."

"We will now consider further the various alternative scenarios which may exist for the remaining core children's animation business and in particular the new properties that we have been developing."

"The conclusion of the sale process of Metrodome Group plc will also bring to an end my involvement as Chairman of that company, which has covered the past two years. Following the corporate and financial restructuring of the company that we undertook in the autumn of 2006 the company has increased its revenues in 2007 by some 66.7%, and over the last two years has acquired distribution rights for four Oscar nominated films, including one winner for Best Foreign Language Film, THE COUNTERFEITERS."

"We are delighted with MediaPro's involvement now in Metrodome and wish both parties every success for the future".

Hasbro Buys Media Licences From TV Loonland

Transformers News: Hasbro Buys Media Licences From TV Loonland
Date: Wednesday, May 14th 2008 5:34am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Press Releases, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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TV Loonland has broken the news on their website that they have sold their media licences for many of the classic cartoon series in their "Hasbro Classics Library", including the original Transformers and G.I. Joe series, to none other than Hasbro themselves for the sum of 7 million US Dollars. In 2000 TV loonland had bought Sunbow productions who together with Sony owned the media rights of the cartoon show for many of the territories outside of the United States. The article does state that TV Loonland will continue to work with Hasbro in regards to these propoties in the future.

"As we deliver new immersive entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide, it was extremely important that we had the rights to fully control the usage of our intellectual properties. Entertainment is becoming increasingly important in helping us to strengthen and build our brands globally, and this will enable us to engage consumers in new and exciting ways".

To answer some questions, If the article on the TV Loonland site is correct, this deal is ONLY for the so called "Hasbro Classic Library". This would mean only shows like G1 Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, Inhumanoids and so forth. This might also include G2, since it is basically a reworked G1 show. But this DOES NOT include the japanese series, Scramble City, HeadMasters, MasterForce, Victory or Zone. Neither does that mean any other Transformers series.

The TV Loonland also only covers territories outside of the US, like the UK, europe and South America. The media licence for release in the US still belongs to Sony as far as we know.

The only real change with the shifting of ownership of these rights is that TV Loonland will now most likely act a middleman between Hasbro and companies like Metrodome, who actually produce the titles. The consumer should not be effected by this change.

HASBRO makes new VP position for Bennet Schneir

Transformers News: HASBRO makes new VP position for Bennet Schneir
Date: Tuesday, May 13th 2008 4:00pm CDT
Categories: Press Releases, People News, Company News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): HASBRO

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HASBRO Inc. has just announced a new position in the company and the person who will be assuming it.

The new position created for the toy manufacturer is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Motion Pictures. The person who now has the new role is Bennet Schneir.

Mr. Schneir served as Vice President of Creative Affairs for ImageMovers Digital prior to assuming the position. He will head up the creative team at HASBRO which has at least four upcoming feature films set to begin production based off of board games such as MONOPOLY, CANDY LAND, CLUE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING.

John Frascotti, Hasbro’s Global Chief Marketing Officer said this in the press release: “Leveraging what we believe to be the best portfolio of brands in the children’s and family entertainment business, our goal is to deliver more fantastic cinematic experiences, similar to what we did along with DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures with TRANSFORMERS. Mr. Schneir is an incredibly talented industry veteran who will collaborate directly with filmmakers and writers to create extraordinary motion pictures. Together Lisa and Bennett will help elevate Hasbro to a whole new level in the entertainment industry.” would like to congratulate Mr. Schneir on his new position and wish him luck on his endeavor.

To view the complete, original article on this, click here.

Official Press Release: Madman's Transformers Victory DVD

Transformers News: Official Press Release: Madman's Transformers Victory DVD
Date: Tuesday, May 13th 2008 12:31am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Sponsor News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Daniel Chlebowczyk of Madman

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TRANSFORMERS: VICTORY completes the trilogy of Japanese exclusive Transformers series’. Originally aired in Japan in 1989, Victory follows the events of the previously released HEADMASTERS and SUPER GOD MASTERFORCE, which in turn directly continue from the original Transformers G1 cartoon!

Set in 2025 A.D., VICTORY introduces Star Saber, the mightiest Autobot warrior and greatest swordsman in the galaxy. The Decepticons continue to invade planets, so the Autobots and humans form the Space Defense Force, with Star Saber as its leader. Leading the Decepticons is Deathzaras, who has targeted Earth as the next planet to plunder.

Each Transformers set contains fan favourite special features such as character art, toy galleries, and exclusive cover artwork by the Transformers artists at IDW comics. VICTORY includes the rarely seen TRANSFORMERS: ZONE, the last ever episode of Generation 1. A MUST-HAVE for Transformers fans!

The pinnacle of the original Japanese series, VICTORY features fantastic animation and action that both Transformers and giant robot anime fans will enjoy. Now is the perfect time to discover the unique and amazing tales previously only told in Japan , a must for the army of Transformers fans looking to discover what happened next.

For more information on the unmissable range of Transformers DVDs, including the worlds-best TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION 1 COMPLETE COLLECTION, TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE and BEAST WARS Seasons 1-3, plus our ultra cool Transformers apparel ranges, toys and statues, free downloads and more, visit the freshly updated Transformers minisite:


English and Japanese Dialogue
4 disc set with all 32 episodes

Introductory booklet with episode guide
Includes RARE final Transformers episode: TRANSFORMERS: ZONE
All-new cover by IDW Transformers artist EJ Su
Toy gallery
Character art gallery
Japanese toy ads
Japanese toy catalogues
DVD ROM Content - the story continued in Manga

Transformers Comic Releases for May 14th 2008

Transformers News: Transformers Comic Releases for May 14th 2008
Date: Monday, May 12th 2008 11:20pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Company News
Posted by: i_amtrunks | Credit(s): Diamond Comics

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Diamond Comics have updated their Weekly release schedule for Wednesday the 7th of May 2008.

There will be 3 Transformers related releases available, 2 of which are from IDW Publishing:

- Transformers Best of UK Space Pirate #3 $3.99
- Transformers Devastation TP #$19.99

The final item available this week is the:

- Transformers Visual Works $55.99

The Transformers Visual Works is a collection of Japanese Transformers Artwork from across the 20+ year history of Transformers.

So don't forget to head on down to your local Comic Seller to pick up your Transformers Comics and Items.

Hasbro Canada Presenting New Transformers Product Preview at TFcon

Transformers News: Hasbro Canada Presenting New Transformers Product Preview at TFcon
Date: Monday, May 12th 2008 8:26pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Company News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): TFcon

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TFcon Toronto, Canada’s Annual Transformers Collectors Convention, will be back in its 7th incarnation on June 21st, 2008 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport with the support of Toys "R" Us Canada as it's exclusive retail sponsor. Toys "R" Us Canada will support the convention through various means including the distributation of TFcon promotional material in Toys "R" Us stores to increase awareness of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.

TFcon is pleased to announce that Hasbro Canada will be presenting a Transformers New Product Preview in addition to a Question and Answer session at TFcon 2008. You can submit your questions for this unique panel through our website.

TFcon (formerly referred to as TransformersCon) is Canada’s largest annual Transformers collectors convention, and the second greatest attended Transformers convention in the world. It will be held for the 7th time on June 21st, 2008. This year’s attractions also include Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, a live Transformers script reading with a Transformers voice actor, guest question and answer panels and autograph sessions, a Transformers trivia contest, art and costume displays, with more to be announced. Visit for up-to-the-minute details on the convention.

Dealers and Collectors wanting to sell:
We are currently booking for the TFcon 2008 dealer room, if you haven't already contacted us for dealer information please do so now. Rates go up May 16th.

Pre-registration for TFcon 2008 will close May 31st. Advance registration is not required to attend TFcon Toronto 2008, you can purchase tickets at the door. However, if you wish to gain early admission to the dealer room you must pre-register for the convention. To pre-register email us for the necessary form. In addition the TFcon 2008 tentative event schedule is now online for viewing.



Date: Monday, May 12th 2008 1:31am CDT
Categories: Site News, Comic Book News, Site Articles, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Richter

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The Universe of the Transformers is vast, and populated by many characters. Their universe is a large tapestry, made up of the stories and points of view of countless experiences that serve the larger whole.

These are some of those stories. This is:

It should be noted that while this project has been recognized by IDW Publishing and Hasbro, none of the works presented have been commissioned or solicited by either company. The stories are not official canon, except where noted.
These stories are the result of Transformers enthusiasts taking the time out of their busy days to contribute to a universe they love.
No one has been paid for the production of these stories.

For all Transformers news / updates / information, click here

Fear. Story: Johnathan “Brave Crimson” Cothren | Art & Letters: Sean “Kinniku-g” Moore.

New G1 Transformers Mobile Game on the Way from Glu

Transformers News: New G1 Transformers Mobile Game on the Way from Glu
Date: Thursday, May 8th 2008 11:06pm CDT
Categories: Game News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): PocketGamer

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Last year Glu released Transformers video game for mobile phones based on the Transformers Movie. It looks like the company is at it again. Glu is releasing a new game, however this time it is based on G1 and is titled Transformers G1 Awakening. It will be a turn-based, and battles on will take place on both Earth and Cybertron. The game promises up to 23 playable characters. It will feature both a Story and Skirmish mode. For more information click here.

Chevy Europes pokes fun at Transformers

Transformers News: Chevy Europes pokes fun at Transformers
Date: Thursday, May 8th 2008 12:21pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): First Gen

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An add for Chevy Europe has appeared at, a spanish website, that pokes fun at Swerve, the Chevy exclusive Transformer that could only be purchased in the US when you at least test drove a Chevy Aveo, and very recently was available online via Chevy Europe's website.

From what my limited Spanish can translate, the add states:

Chevrolet Aveo: Finally, a decent car advertisement.

Just when I thought I wouldn't see a decent car ad, Chevy heard my prayers and gave us this promotion.

Playing off the popularity of the Transformers, Chevy used this ad to show us that sometimes, electronics aren't that beneficial to us.

Now, we get an intelligently done, humorous commercial for an automotive vehicle that doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth.

To view the posting in its original language, and see the video it refers to, click here.

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