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More New Listings For ROTF Books on Amazon

Transformers News: More New Listings For ROTF Books on Amazon
Date: Sunday, January 11th 2009 8:39am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Collectables
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s):

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A few new listings for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen merchandise has appeared on the Canadian Amazon site. These new additions all share a June 1st 2009 release date. No images, or detailed descriptions, as of yet. You can see the listings by clicking the links below:

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 3D Mask Book
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Made you Look Book
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Chapter Book (Hardcover)

Transformers Generations 2009 Book

Transformers News: Transformers Generations 2009 Book
Date: Sunday, January 11th 2009 4:59am CST
Category: Digital Media News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Publishing Million

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A new Japanese art book called Transformers Generations 2009 vol. 1 will be released on Feb. 16th. The advertisement hints that the book will also contain exclusive ordering information for a limited Transformers figure. More information about the contents of the book will be revealed soon. Stay tuned.

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More images of Classics Universe Optimus Prime Trailer

Transformers News: More images of Classics Universe Optimus Prime Trailer
Date: Sunday, January 11th 2009 3:13am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): BTS.TOY

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Views: 28,878 has just been informed that BTS.TOY has posted a few more images of the prototype trailer to go with the Transformers Classics Universe Optimus Prime figure. These images show better angles and lighting, really accentuating the features of the testshot trailer:




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Transtopia Newsletter - January Edition

Transformers News: Transtopia Newsletter - January Edition
Date: Sunday, January 11th 2009 2:19am CST
Categories: Site Articles, People News, Interviews, Transtopia
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Stormrider

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It might be cold outside but the activity at Transtopia has been hot. This edition features the creative work from December. Check out the latest customs, artwork, painting guide, and contest. We also have exciting news in the wings - two new sections will roll out next month: Fan Fiction & Artist Interviews. Make sure to read about the details below so you can part take in the action and possibly get featured. And in March, get your cameras ready for another creative section. Remember, to visit Transtopia periodically for the latest work.


How to Showcase Your Work
The newsletter is your opportunity to show off your work and talent. We rely on your articles, artwork, and customs to make it interesting. Entries will be reviewed on a monthly basis. You can submit your work here:
Repaints, Kitbashes, Scratchbuilds
Fan Art, Fan Fiction, Guides

Make a Difference, Join the Newsletter Team!
Want to contribute to the Seibertron community? Why not join the newsletter team? We need a few more volunteers for our crew. Duties require a few hours each month, consistently. Roles include layout & design, overseeing sections, and formatting. If you are interested send me a PM: Stormrider.

Newsletter Credits:
Newsletter Editor - Stormrider
Guides Editor - Dead Metal
Interviewer & Columnist - Burn
Fan Fiction Editor - Sledge
Customs Formatter - Mattyc1007

(Click on the links to see more)

Prowl by Sentinal Supreme

Movie Starscream by Omega666

Thredbolt by Sentinal Supreme

Classics Armada Wheeljack by Grimlockprime108

TF Legends Wasp by Grimlockprime108

Movie Accurate Ratchet by Sabsabby85

Movie Beachcomber by Leobreaker1977

Movie Trailbreaker by Leobreaker1977

Movie Sunstorm by Downshift7

Longarm by Flix

Stockade by Flix

Movie Megatron by Mykltron

Movie Breakdown by Sentinal Prime

Breach & Tick by Sentinal Prime

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Sliver & Headmaster Matey by Technically Weird


Chuck Close is a famous and very talented painter from Monroe, Washington, United States of America. He was part of the Photorealism art-movement from the US in the 1960's in which the artists based their paintings on photographs. He was one of the greatest of this art-style; but after he was paralyzed from the neck down he really rose to fame. He managed to still paint but being unable to move his arms properly he created a completely new technique of painting to achieve photorealism. He achieved this by painting in grids similar to pixels so when looked at from afar it is indistinguishable from a real photograph.
He paints to this day in this art-style.

As the first Transtopia "How to .." painting guide fellow Transtopian, The Freezer, shows us how you can paint your favorite Transformer in the style of Chuck Close.

Painting Guide (Chuck Close Style)

I had a spare day at college a while back and did this.

1. Find a picture of your desired Transformer and then grid it.


2. Get a canvas or a peice of paper masking taped to some board.

3. Grid said paper or canvas. There MUST be the same amount of squares as on the original gridded picture.

4. Paint the squares in block colour using a mix of the colours in the square on the original picture. For example- original pic- red and black your painting- very dark red.
The end result should be like a pixelated image.


5. Now we add the detail, this is done by painting small shapes in the coloured squares to look like the corresponding square on the original pic. Close up its jibberish but back away and you should see it.



6. Fill in the back ground squares with more funny shapes.

7. Stand back and appriciate your work.


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Do you want to contribute to the Transtopian guides? Then send us an e-mail: You can find the guidelines by clicking here.

Featured Artwork
Cyber-Kun is this month's featured artist. Cyber-Kun gives us his rendition of Animated Jhiaxus. It is interesting to see how the color scheme, vehicle mode, and transformation were carefully considered during the execution of this piece. You can post your comments about this featured artwork here.

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Honorable mentions goes to Zero-Kaiser for his Scourge/Nemesis Prime. To all of you modest artists out there, make sure to submit your artwork for the next newsletter here by January 31st. Submissions are open for all Transformers artwork (new & old pieces).

Fan Fiction
Okay Transformers Mythos Writers here's your chance to be featured in the next newsletter! Starting in February, the Transtopia Newsletter will feature a Fan Fiction story written by one of you. Seibertron member, Sledge, will be directing this new ongoing column and select one story each month.

Entries will be reviewed monthly. Make sure to conform to the guidelines below. Submissions are open for new and old stories. There is no limit to the number of stories that you can submit, but please do not resubmit the same story twice. Post your entries here.

1) 10,000 word limit. Rough guideline to start with, I won't be automatically disqualifying anything that comes in over.
2) Decent spelling, grammar and punctuation. People need to at least run a spell-check over the thing before submitting it. This isn't me being a grammar Nazi, it's just difficult to get absorbed in a story if you're constantly being jolted out of it by bad spelling.
3) Be specific as to where/when the story is set. So what continuity is it in (G1 comic, G1 cartoon, Armada comic, etc) and where is it set? Before the events of the show or comic, after, during? If during, where does it fit?
4) Fan characters are fine, but I'd prefer people avoid making them those annoying "I am more powerful than any other Transformer!!!" types. Also, consider if there's an under-used existing TF who'd fit the needs of the story just as well as someone new. Existing characters are almost always more interesting to everyone else.

Artist Interiews with Burn
G'day folks, Stormrider's asked me to throw a blurb together to introduce myself and to also introduce another new part to the monthly Transtopia Newsletter.

My name, obviously, is Burn, and I've been handed the duties of having a chat with one (or more, depending on interest and time) of our many artists that frequent and Transtopia.

The aim of the monthly chat is to get to know a little more about our creative geniuses, more than just their finished pieces of art. I'm sure many of you have looked at a kitbash or a repaint, or a photoshop piece or even read a fanfic and wondered who the person is behind that.

So that's where this little feature intends to come in. We'll get to know the people behind the art.

Some of you may be wondering, "Why you Burn?" Well Stormrider and First Gen were busy doing other stuff, plus I have done my fair share of creating things.

Some of you may remember a few of my characters from's Heavy Metal War game. I'm the guy responsible for creating such characters as Gore, CATalyst, Slice, Dice, Dead Reckoning, Cannon Fodder Lemming, and the midget clone every body loved to hate, Mini-Maximus Prime, together they were better known as "The Freaks". I've written a number of back stories for some of these characters, and kitbashed nearly all of them (along with a number of other characters, including Autobots, plus a couple of characters created by Whisper and War Hammer).

So where did it all begin for me? Looking back it really began a bit over two decades ago around the age of 10. Al Gore had yet to really invent the internet, porn was still predominantly distributed on VHS, and Optimus Prime was a truck and Megatron was a gun.

I had never even heard of the term "kitbashing" and my skills up to that point in my life had been basically assembling model aeroplanes, which also often resulted in my fingers being glued together more than the planes themselves.

I also, it seems, had a fascination with the colour "black".

I'd take junker toys, including some busted TF's, and just cobble parts together. If anything these "creations" were the original "Freaks", because that's what they were, freaky looking things, I was a young Dr Frankenstein to plastic toys.

Who liked to paint things black?

I should also point out that at that age too, kids really shouldn't play with sharp knives.

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Over the years though I drifted away from Transformers, blame High School. It was only a few years ago that I got back into TF's and in my quest to acquire many missing figures for my collection, I gathered up a nice pile of junker TF's.

This was the early days for kitbashing I might add, Transtopia didn't exist, and many of the major TF forums dedicated very little space to kitbashing. But I had all these junkers and influenced by the few artists that were around, I decided to try my hand.

In no way do I consider myself to be a great kitbasher, (and even less of a writer) but I do have a number of figures I am proud of, and then there are those I just don't even want to talk about!

If I was to say the one thing that is important to me when it comes to kitbashing and even writing, it's to create an original character. Canon characters just aren't my thing, I like creating a character from scratch, defining its personality, and making that personality match the figure.

I also rarely do a straight repaint. I always feel the need to modify a figure in some way to set it apart from the original mould. Whether it's something minor like a weapon change to something extensive like articulating a brick, anything to make it just that little bit different and unique.

So that's me, I'm sure Stormrider was hoping for some shorter, but I had to do SOMETHING while Dexter downloaded!

So this is where I turn it over to you guys, if you've showcased any form of artistic piece here on recently, be it a repaint, a kitbash, a piece of fanfic, a photoshopped pic, or anything else that you've posted, and you're interested in being interviewed just drop me a pm and we'll get the ball rolling: ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=4677


Banner Contest:
Hey all you savvy digital artist. Do you enjoy whipping up signatures and showing them off on the Internet? Well, here's your chance to put your skills to the test. Create a banner for the Transtopia Newsletter and become the ultimate show off.

Additional banners are needed for the newsletter. Create one or several banners and enter for your chance at fame and glory. The deadline is January 31st. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. The winner(s) will have their banners proudly displayed in the newsletters and receive credits and bragging rights.

Create one or all four: (Banner titles)
"Artist Interview"
"Featured Artwork"
"Fan Fiction"
"Photo Blitz"

1. The banner should be 500 pixels wide x 165 pixels high.
2. You can only use pictures or artwork that you have received permission for. You are welcome to use the images from the Seibertron galleries for this contest.
3. Each banner should have the title in the bottom center.
4. Submit your entries in jpeg format.


Submit your entries here.

New Sponsor:!

Transformers News: New Sponsor:!
Date: Saturday, January 10th 2009 6:51pm CST
Categories: Site News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron

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I would like to officially welcome's newest sponsor: Epic Heroes! Their website features all sorts of toys (mostly Transformers). Their Transformers section has a lot of items that I'm sure many of you have been hunting for. Please make sure you stop by and check out their website today. Here's a message from EpicHeroes, which includes a special promo code for all of you Seibertronians to use.

David at Epic Heroes wrote:
Epic Heroes is an online and offline toy retailer based in London UK. Our company was established in June 1999. We've been serving the Transformers community for a long time now! We take pride in providing quality collectible toys at affordable prices. We act as distributors for all your favourite toy manufactures such as Takara, Hasbro, Neca, Mezco, McFarlane and so many more!!!

We would also like to offer the members of a unique discount code which will entitle all of you to 10% off. This coupon code can be used unlimited times by any member. All you have to do is enter the code sib10 at the check out stage of your order.

If you happen to be in the London area, you can find their store at the following location:

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You can also contact Epic Hereoes through the following social networking tools:
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First Full Pic of ROTF Sideswipe Toy!

Transformers News: First Full Pic of ROTF Sideswipe Toy!
Date: Saturday, January 10th 2009 9:47am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: GetterDragun | Credit(s): Yizhi521

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Views: 30,705 has posted the first full pic of ROTF Sideswipe. The vehicle is based on the GM Centennial. It appears to be a deluxe class figure.

New clearer Images of ROTF Depthcharge & Ransack

Transformers News: New clearer Images of ROTF Depthcharge & Ransack
Date: Saturday, January 10th 2009 5:43am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): Arlin, The

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Views: 19,762 member Arlin has let us know that The has new clearer images of the upcoming Transformers Revenge of The Fallen Depthcharge and Ransack.
These images show us more of the detail on these new scouts.
See more of this toy by clicking here.

See more images of Ransack by clicking here.

Stay tuned to for ally our Transformers related news!

New, Real Transformers Watches

Transformers News: New, Real Transformers Watches
Date: Friday, January 9th 2009 8:18pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News, Collectables
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Mkall, BBTS

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Views: 24,667

BBTS has a listing for a new Transformers line - Chrono Label, which feature working watches that transform. Based on the Transformers watches from the 1980’s, the watches detach from the wrist bands and transform into robots. The series features two characters:

Auto Ceptor
Time Limit

Produced by TakaraTomy, these two watches are set to release in April.

New Images of Deluxe ROTF Bumblebee Figure

Transformers News: New Images of Deluxe ROTF Bumblebee Figure
Date: Friday, January 9th 2009 1:24pm CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Yizhi521

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Yizhi521 has posted a collage of images of the new Bumblebee figure from the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toyline, based off of the characters from the upcoming summer sequel to 2007's Transformers movie.

The toy uses the same mold as the original deluxe concept Camaro Bumblebee toy, but with a few changes, most notably a new head sculpt, new weapon, and a more detailed paint scheme.

See the images by clicking here.

New German Title for ROTF.

Transformers News: New German Title for ROTF.
Date: Friday, January 9th 2009 12:57pm CST
Category: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s):,

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The German Transformers fan site NTF-Archive.dr and the German movie related website report a change for the German title for Transformers Revenge of The Fallen. They state that the New title is "Transformers - Die Rache which means translated: "Transformers The Revenge". The previous title was reported to be Transformers Die Rückkehr (The Return) if this is the final title is unknown but it is likely to be the final title.

Stay tuned to for all your Transformers related news!

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