Transformers News on Seibertron.com

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Category:
Year:
Keyword:

Exclude news from our sponsors

Goto Page: <<  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 3571, 3572, 3573  >>
35,725 total news articles in this section, 10 per page.

Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC

Transformers News: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 1:07pm CST
Categories: Event News, Rumors, Company News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 18,577

Here's a piece of speculation for you all. As you might have noticed, Hasbro had a big presence at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, and brought several reveals for this year's lines of toys, from The Last Knight to Robots in Disguise to Titans Return (all of our coverage can be found here and the related galleries here!) - now, they have tweeted a general thank you message to close off the event, reminding fans that their next stop is Providence, Rhode Island in September 2017, for HASCON.

The odd part? San Diego Comic Con, a staple of the entertainment media industries, is taking place in July. Is the message just a slip of the fingers, or is Hasbro actually not going to be taking part at SDCC? We have no further information at the moment, and this post is merely rumouring and overthinking, but what you do make of the possibility? Do you think we're reading this correctly?

Transformers News: Speculation: Hasbro Confirms HASCON 2017 Presence, Does Not Mention SDCC

Transformer 5: The Last Knight Director Michael Bay wears new Optimus Prime Helmet

Transformers News: Transformer 5: The Last Knight Director Michael Bay wears new Optimus Prime Helmet
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 11:44am CST
Categories: Toy News, People News
Posted by: Bronzewolf | Credit(s): Michael Bay's Instagram

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 19,612

Have you bought a TLK Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet yet? Well, a certain someone seems to have gotten their hands on one! Michael Bay posted on Instagram a picture of him wearing the helmet (mirrored below) with the caption

You better believe I bought it!!


Here's the photo of Michaelmus Prime (Bayimus Prime?), tell us in the forums if you've channeled your inner Optimus and picked one up!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Non-Toy Products Discussion Thread

Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 10:54am CST
Category: Game News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Earth Wars

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 19,091

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!The chase comes to an end!  Will Perceptor make it back to Earth safely, or will he be forced to go 1-on-1 with Lockdown?!

Target Locked!

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!


Lockdown has tirelessly tracked Perceptor’s every move, sticking to his heels like a bad case of cyber-ticks! With the tempting reward in his sights, the Decepticon bounty hunter will not rest until Perceptor is hanging on his trophy wall.   Perceptor’s options are to run until the last of his Energon is depleted, hide and hope that Optimus can recall him in time, or stand and fight.  As an Autobot, there is only one logical choice - to stand and fight!

Battle on this weekend’s event leaderboard for a chance at a guaranteed 2, 3, or 4-StarPerceptor or Lockdown!
 Start Date: 24/02/2017 11:00 UTCEnd Date: 27/02/2017 11:00 UTC How do I participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect Prizes!
  • Secure your rank on the Event Leaderboard
  • Win amazing guaranteed prizes!
Prizes
  • Prestiges Allowed: None
  • Bonus Experience: Earn Double XP in Event Battle Zones!
 

Event Battle Zones

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!


Totaliser Prizes

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!


Leaderboard Prizes

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!

 

New Characters

At long last, the Space Bridge has locked onto Perceptor and Lockdown and their transfer is imminent!


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!
Perceptor (Special)
Extremely intelligent, with a data-storage capacity second to none, Perceptor's thirst for knowledge is unquenchable, and it's pure science - not battle - that lights his circuits. Perceptor is the go-to 'bot when it comes to adapting to Earth combat. Although good-natured and affable, Perceptor doesn't really play well with others.


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!
Defense Hack
Hack a defense making it attack other defenses with double attack speed but 75% damage.
Ability cost: 4

 


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!
Lockdown (Special)Though a Decepticon by allegiance, Lockdown's three priorities are me, myself and I. All business, he runs a very tight ship, and once locked on his target his grapple hook never deviates or waivers until the job is done.
It's only ever personal if someone else makes it so.


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!
Mini Laser
Place a mini Beam Laser to attack nearby targets for the next 30 seconds.Ability cost: 3

 

Twitch Stream

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Target Locked!

 Get your FIRST LOOK at this weekend’s event featuring Perceptor and Lockdown! Join Deb and Adam LIVE Thursday, February 23rd @ 5pm UTC.
 

Follow us on Twitch


Roll Out!

Stephanie
Transformers: Earth Wars VIP Manager

Toyhax.com February Update

Transformers News: Toyhax.com February Update
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 9:57am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Toyhax.com

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 18,448

We have a wide assortment of new sets for you this month, starting with sets for Titans Return Twinferno and Bumblebee:
http://toyhax.com/for-titans-ret/2268-l ... ferno.html
http://toyhax.com/for-titans-ret/2262-l ... lebee.html

As well as label sets for Takara's Legends Chromedome and Soundwave:
http://toyhax.com/for-titans-ret/2261-l ... dwave.html
http://toyhax.com/for-titans-ret/2260-l ... edome.html

The final 2 sets for our CW Pyrocons line are conversion sets for CW Scattershot and Air Raid, to turn them into our takes on Flame and Skyjack. Their combined form might also be familiar to you Beast Wars fans:
http://toyhax.com/for-comb-wars/2258-la ... flame.html
http://toyhax.com/for-comb-wars/2257-la ... yjack.html

And we've finally completed the largest endeavor we've ever worked on... a full upgrade set for G1 Fort Max:
http://toyhax.com/for-g1-bots/2251-upgr ... ximus.html

And since the set is compatible with the original factory supplied labels, we also have a package deal for the upgrade set and the repro set together:
http://toyhax.com/for-g1-bots/2252-upgr ... ximus.html

On the third party side, we have beautiful sets for KFC Simba and Opticlones:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2263-labels- ... simba.html
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2264-labels- ... lones.html

Occular Max Girder and Terraegis:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2259-labels- ... irder.html
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2266-labels- ... aegis.html

If you prefer Badcube's Speedbump, we have you covered:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2265-labels- ... dbump.html

The final sets for TFC Hades, we have sets for Cerebus and Minos:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2256-labels- ... rebus.html
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2255-labels- ... minos.html

As well as for the last two member's of FP Ryu-Oh, Dinogo and Dinoroku:
http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/2254-l ... inogo.html
http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/2253-l ... oroku.html

An extensive set for Fans Toys Lupus:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2267-labels- ... lupus.html

We've also started work on sets for Playmates's Voltron: Legendary Defender line, beginning with Green Lion:
http://toyhax.com/mp-scale/2269-labels- ... -lion.html

Finally, we have a new free giveaway set! For every $15 you spend on TF labels, you will receive a set of 32 silver backed labels:
http://reprolabels.com

Transformers: The Last Knight Leader Megatron Complexity and Bio Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Leader Megatron Complexity and Bio Revealed
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 9:26am CST
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): instagram

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 47,390

The star of the 2017 Toy Fair was that sweet Leader Megatron. There were still some questions though, like how complex is the toy, does it follow the more streamlined approach to engineering a lot of Age of Extinction toys had (like Hound, Drift and Galvatron)? And how many flame accessories does he come with?

Well we have answers for you and they are all the best answers possible. A picture of the back of the leader class toy's box appeared on instagram and it shows that he does indeed come with 2 flame accessories, for both his jet thrusters and it reveals his complexity. Leader Megatron will take approximately 30 steps to convert (depending on what Hasbro considers a step). This is leagues beyond any toy from the previous toy line or any Transformers toy of the past 5 years.

Also, the back of the box shows us his bio and that his wave mate is the redeco of the Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime that was also on display at Toy Fair. It also shows his battle face which has the faceplate we previously saw but it also shows that his ram horns are poseable and can be brought closer to his face to complete the look.

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Leader Megatron Complexity and Bio Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Leader Megatron Complexity and Bio Revealed

IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More

Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 9:08am CST
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): IDW, PreviewsWorld

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 14,530

Thanks to Previews World we now have the solicitations for the upcoming IDW Transformers comics coming out in May 2017. Among those comics are Transformers: Lost Light #6, Transformers: Optimus Prime #7, and Till All Are One #10, along with the TPBs for OptimusPrime, Autocracy and Epic Transformers Battles. You can check out all the Previews below, and make sure to take some time to subscribe to these series at your local comic shop!

TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME TP VOL 01

Optimus Prime #7
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Kei Zama (c)
With the Junkion invasion resolved peacefully, Optimus Prime takes a moment to plan the Autobot's next move on Earth.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #7—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Casey W. Coller (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Optimus Prime #7—Andrew Griffith Variant
John Barber (w) • Priscilla Tramontano (a) • Andrew Griffith (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
Advance solicited for June release!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More

TRANSFORMERS EPIC BATTLES TP

Transformers: Most Epic Battles
Bill Mantlo, Ralph Macchio, Bob Budiansky, Simon Furman (w) • Frank Springer, Kim DeMulder, Don Perlin, Geoff Senior, Andrew Wildman, more (a)
• Guido Guidi (c)
The most epic battles in Transformers history! This collection of the best vintage bang-ups and brawls from the Generation 1 era is the perfect companion for fans of the Robots in Disguise. See who wins when Optimus Prime and the Decepticons face off with ramifications stretching from Earth to Cybertron!
TPB • FC • $19.99 • 152 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-075-8

Bullet points:
Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
Advance solicited for June release!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


TRANSFORMERS AUTOCRACY TRILOGY TP

(W) Chris Metzen, Flint Dille (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
Before Optimus became a Prime he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conqueror he fought for freedom. In the early days of the war on Cybertron, two leaders-one Autobot, the other Decepticon-start down their own paths towards destiny. Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series into one collection.
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $29.99

Bullet points:
Transformers: The Last Knight releases on June 23, 2017.
Advance solicited for June release!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #10

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
As Starscream faces down the encroaching machinations of Elita One, he enlists Blast Off to help him bring Bruticus back!
In Shops: May 24, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Transformers: Till All Are One #10—Subscription Variant
Mairghread Scott (w) • Sara Pitre-Durocher (a) • Priscilla Tramontano (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #6

(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
You know that sinking feeling you get when you witness the destruction of an entire planet? Rodimus and company are about to feel that. Hardcore.
In Shops: May 31, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Bullet points:
Six issues in...the end of Lost Light?!
OK, not likely. But a lot of people could die now!
Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


OPTIMUS PRIME #7

(W) John Barber (A) Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Casey Coller
With the Junkion invasion resolved peacefully, Optimus Prime takes a moment to plan the Autobot's next move on earth.
In Shops: May 24, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Bullet points:
Variant cover by Marcelo Matere!



Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More

Hasbro Universe Titles


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More

Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


Hasbro Heroes Sourcebook #1
(W) John Barber, Various (A) Robert Atkins, Various (CA) Fico Ossio
If you're new to the Hasbro Universe or a long-time fan, this book is for you! Featuring a veritable TON of bios on your favorite characters, from A to D, plus papercraft projects, a map of the new GI JOE Headquarters and an exclusive story featuring Rock 'N' Roll and his fateful encounter with the Cold Crawlers!

Bullet points:
• Featuring writing and art by some of today's top talent including John Barber, Guido Guidi, Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio, Chris Ryall, Jack Lawrence, Brandon Easton, Steve Kurth, Cullen Bunn, Robert Atkins, Mairghread Scott, David Messina, and Jimmy Johnston.
• Exclusive paper-crafts, posters and stories in every issue!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


G.I. JOE #6
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Aaron Conley (c)
G.I. Joe takes the action underground, as a team led by Roadblock chases the mysterious monsters summoned by Crystal Ball!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #6—Subscription Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE #6—Drew Johnson Variant
Aubrey Sitterson (w) • Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Drew Johnson (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Variant cover by Ulises Farinas!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


Revolutionaries #6
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Robert Atkins (c)
M.A.S.K. vs. ATOMIC MAN! The Revolutionaries team with MATT TRAKKER and the M.A.S.K. team to find Mike Power—a.k.a. ATOMIC MAN—the long-lost member of the G.I. JOE ADVENTURE TEAM. The bizarre history of this tragic hero leads to the truth behind "Project Ice Man"—and the return of another classic G.I. JOE hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


Revolutionaries #6—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Ron Joseph (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Revolutionaries #6—Subscription Variant
John Barber (w) • Fico Ossio (a) • Tone Rodriguez (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Variant cover by Pierre Droal!


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


Revolution: Aw Yeah! #4 (of 5)
Art Baltazar (w & a & c)
Because you demanded it… OPTIMUS PRIME joins COBRA! They say it could never happen! They say it couldn’t be done! COBRA sees and conquers and takes what they want! TRANSFORMERS can surely be a huge prize, especially if their leader is mind controlled! The end of all existence is near!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99


Transformers News: IDW Transformers May 2017 Solicitations: Lost Light, Optimus Prime, Till All Are One and More


Revolution: Aw Yeah! #4—Subscription Variant
Art Baltazar (w & a) • Jay Fosgitt (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
Eisner Award winning cartoonist, Art Baltazar, brings his special brand of Aw-Yeah-someness to the new Hasbro Universe!

Release Date revealed for Takara MP-36 Masterpiece Megatron

Transformers News: Release Date revealed for Takara MP-36 Masterpiece Megatron
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 5:16am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Kurona

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 24,366

Some exciting news for Masterpiece fans courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath - MP-36; Takara's second attempt on giving Decepticon Leader Megatron a Masterpiece figure, finally has a release date announced according to Amazon-Japan!

As you can see here, the announced release date for the figure is April 1st - rest assured, that's no joke. April foolery aside, tell us if this release date gets you any more excited for the figure in the forums below!

Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 2:50am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): IDW

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 14,739

We Didn't Start the Pyra
(Spoiler free-ish)



Synopsis
NEW CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime struggles to unite the Junkions, Cybertronians, and humans—but will diplomacy be scuttled when the Junkion’s secret comes out?

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Fair.


Story

We return to Earth, which has Cybertronians and Junkions on two sides of an agreement which may not be, as humans reluctantly also maybe agree to disagree, while two leaders very much disagree as other two leaders disagreed in the past. We return to John Barber's vision of the new order of the things - Optimus Prime #4 is here!

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Oh, and we start here, yes


Let's get this out of the way: Optimus is reaching peak Prowl. There are a number of moments where this is obvious, and I can't but think of this being a consequence of Combiner Wars (still) and his moment so close to the Autobot's master manipulator - other than being around him for pretty much the entirety of his life as an Autobot himself, of course.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Chekov's prop?


It's good, it's very good to see some development of Pyra Magna's character, as all of the Torchbearers were teased as having secrets and intrigues which we are still waiting pay-off for. But having that development also be pitted against Optimus is a super extra treat. Two very strong leaders with strong ideals, in their own way, against each other for very similar causes, at not the best time, but also maybe the best time too.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Pyra BURN


The rest of the story is a very good exercise in build-up, I felt, too, with a subtle increase on the pressure valve (up to the final act, where subtlety is chucked out the window) - but also a very welcome distraction in the form on Thundercracker and Buster, and a lot more about Marissa Fairborne in just a couple of pages.

Art

We knew of Alex Milne's subbing in for Kei Zama in this issue, and it's very good to see him back on a TF book interiors, even halfway through an arc. He keeps to the style that makes him beloved to the fandom and readership, while also thickening some inks, and adding a lot of black, black spaces for added tension, emotion, and pacing.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Also, his humans look really great in this issue


What is truly extraordinary on the art side of things, though, is the combination of Milne's lines with Josh Burcham's continuity colouring, keeping the transition between the two artists as smooth as possible for the book (the blue shading really does help), without sacrificing the differences of the two styles. It's a feat he achieves perfectly, I feel, and really helps the issue.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
Blue, the color of the planet from far, far away


The devices used in the script to carry along the narration require skill from the lettering side of the book, once more in the capable hands of Tom B. Long, who is also still painstakingly bringing us mini-bios for each character as we read through - and somehow manages to never make it intrusive. There is a full roster of TF veterans in the cover roll, and you can see all of them and full credits in our database entry here, from Zama to Griffith, with Nelson Daniel, Casey Coller, Joana Lafuente (thumbnailed), Burcham and Josh Perez fully acknowledged too.

Thoughts
Spoilerish ahead

Having Pyra Magna as the point of view for the running commentary on the issue is a great way of bringing in her voice on top of the placing against Optimus' leadership, and a welcome addition to that of Arcee, and Soundwave so far - and using the parallel threads of the past (the panels mirroring Zeta and Optimus are exquisite and very revealing) alongside the multiple storylines in the present and her personal beliefs, works out as a very revealing and definitely enticing, plot movement and pacing.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Optimus Prime #4
They visit Sicily!


The reintroduction of a different, but established, visual team does not disrupt the book at all, and the whole issue comes across as perhaps a seminal one in the aftermath of whatever may happen with the Junkions in the arc - will Pyra Magna get something more than she expects? How will the colonists react? What role will Aileron play?

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

Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 2:50am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site Articles
Posted by: ScottyP | Credit(s): IDW

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 15,548

Simple Joys
A Review of Transformers: Lost Light #3

As spoiler-free as I can make it
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
The build, part 1. For part 2, read the issue.

They moved the Doomsday Clock up recently, you know. I don't want to think about that. No one does. Sometimes you have to, but thankfully this isn't one of those times.

It's a simple joy, getting caught up in a comic book. When the next page gets turned and you can't wait to see what's in store, be it from some anticipation or dread or excitement, it's joyful. Even the dread - it means you're experiencing moments that mean something, even if it's just to you.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
It's ok if there's no other road, the breather is welcome!

Lost Light #3 finds Rodimus and co. probably wishing for those moments, stranded in another time and place with the end of #2 giving at least a faint glimmer of hope for better times ahead just before its ominous conclusion. This glimmer lies in the midst of almost chaotic action and fighting, though as anticipated this issue begins by gently putting the brakes on Team Rodimus' journey. Plenty of dialogue with this team and the new bots they've encountered ends up being a very welcome and perhaps genius moment of pacing. The modest change of setting accompanied by the introduction of some other familiar (and surprising) faces into the fold helps frame the scene for things to come. Satisfying answers laced with yet more tantalizing questions all with a complexity becoming of the series await readers that dive beyond the surface of the dialogue.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
The urgency is real!

Fans of action won't be disappointed though, as Swerve, Ten, and Whirl run into misadventures of their own. A plot point seeded within the first handful of issues of More Than Meets The Eye reveals itself, and manages a great balance between peril and humor. Our heroes are still funny when it might be wiser to dial down the wit and dial up the focus, but that's what makes it work. Without giving anything away, James Roberts executes this other running plot of the issue expertly, ensuring that a sense of danger stays within the tone delivered.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
Haven't seen this bot in awhile.

The timely political and social commentary found not only within this issue but within the overarching thematic structure of "Dissolution" thus far is effective and poignant without being either heavy handed or polarizing. Readers will find simple truths about decency, mixed with rhetorical postulates on theology, finished with Megatron and Ratchet coming face to face with some cold realities - or maybe warm memories.

Transformers at its best, everyone: starting heavy and ending with personable robots. Simple joys.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
Drink this panel in. It's incredible.

The production of the book is at a very high level, with Jack Lawrence's art evolving to suit the unique challenges that Transformers present at a positive velocity that's often seen when real talent begins the daunting task of playing within this huge universe. Joana Lafuente's colors are the usual, which is to say that they're great. This is especially so in the numerous scenes where a contrast between light and dark is a wise choice in art direction, helping with the narrative delivered through the words. Those words are again presented by Tom B. Long, who might as well be teaching a class on lettering at this point. Come to think of it, he kind of is on his Twitter account from time to time.

As always, you can find full credits and covers in our database entry for Lost Light #3, along with a list of characters that appear in the issue so do be aware of possible spoilers.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3
Character building through expressiveness.

There's much to say here that I'll have to save to chat about with you in the discussion that follows the review, but simply put, a great deal happens in this third issue of Lost Light. Characters are built, ideas are grown, and a few major surprises are in store. All the while, a sense of foreboding is omnipresent, but is that because of the story or because of the history of awful things that always seem to follow this crew? I haven't decided the answer to that part yet. I'm less certain that I ever want to, if I'm really honest. The journey is just too much of a simple joy.

Verdict
Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3

I'm going to be reviewing this series for the site for at least the next issue, if not for the rest of this initial story arc. Some of you can guess why this is. I'm moving my own little version of a Lost Light/Hasbro Comics Universe Doomsday Clock (Uniclock, perhaps?) back two minutes after this one, because it was joyful. That didn't remove all the dread though by any means, as you'll see from the minute hand below.

Transformers News: Review of IDW Transformers: Lost Light #3

A score for this issue though, is that what you're waiting on? It's coming. This installment, to me, is one more answered question away from perfection, or maybe one huge moment away. There were certainly big moments but on the surface and without the benefit of hindsight (which has often been a beneficial factor in going back and re-reading issues of this series and finding a new appreciation) I can't quite find it in myself to put it up into the pantheon of perfect scores. I reserve the right to regret that decision later.

However, if you're reading this and haven't read this comic, I'm glancing up at the url and wondering how you set your priorities. Maybe it's just timing in your day and you haven't gotten to the shop yet, but if there's another reason, stop what you're doing and go buy this. Lost Light #3 is fun to follow and engaging even as a single part of a whole, though the whole is something you should simply invest in. It's a joy, I promise.

. :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: & 1/2 out of :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON: :CYBERTRON:


Bonus! James Roberts' soundtrack suggestions for this issue:
  • Anthony Reynolds - "Those Kind Of Songs"
  • Okkervil River - "A Stone"
  • Andreas Mattsson - "The Summer Of Speed"

Toy Fair 2017 - Miscellaneous Galleries: Masters Of The Universe, Robotech, Voltron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, More #TFNY #Hasbrotoyfair

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2017 - Miscellaneous Galleries: Masters Of The Universe, Robotech, Voltron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, More #TFNY #Hasbrotoyfair
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 2:39am CST
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Bronzewolf

Discuss This Topic · Permanent Link
Views: 20,434

New York Toy Fair might be over, but our coverage of the event isn't! While bringing up the rear behind our bigger, more Transformer-focused stories, we turn the camera on some of the other cool things shown off at the fair with two new galleries! The first one shows off some of the new offerings from Super7, whose figures are based in that ever-growing subgenre of new-old, vintage style action figures. New offerings include Masters of the Universe and Robotech! View a selection of images down below, then find even more here, or by clicking on any of the images!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Gallery 2 focuses on more random toys and collectables at toy fair, with appearances by Batman, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Voltron, suspicious looking Appearance-altering Autonomous Robots, and...Toy Story-themed Combiners? All this and more can be viewed in full here, Or by clicking on any image.

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Transformers News: Re: The New York Toy Fair 2017 Thread!

Goto Page: <<  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 3571, 3572, 3573  >>
35,725 total news articles in this section, 10 per page.

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers AOE Platinum Edition BREAKOUT BATTLE Vehicon + Rollbar + Optimus - Time Remaining: 2 days 2 hours 41 minutes 27 seconds
Transformers Micron Legend Magma Convoy Ultra Magnus Armada Optimus Prime - Time Remaining: 3 days 15 hours 41 minutes 53 seconds
TRANSFORMERS 4 laminated POSTER "LICENSED" OPTIMUS PRIME" AGE OF EXTINCTION - Time Remaining: 1 day 23 hours 42 minutes 15 seconds
Loyal Subjects Transformers Megatron Chrome Chase Variant Series 1 New Rare VHTF - Time Remaining: 1 day 21 hours 45 minutes 3 seconds
TRANSFORMERS Robots In Disguise RID Warrior Class *SCATTERSPIKE* - Time Remaining: 3 days 4 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds
Takara Tomy Transformers Legends LG-30 Weird Wolf Head Master Action Figure Toy - Time Remaining: 3 days 16 hours 6 seconds
NEW!!! Transformers Combiner Wars Scattershot 7" Action Figure - Time Remaining: 3 days 11 hours 16 minutes 14 seconds
NEW!!! Transformers Combiner Wars Motormaster Action Figure - Time Remaining: 3 days 12 hours 16 minutes 11 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #166 - Toy Fair 2017
Twincast / Podcast #166:
"Toy Fair 2017"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Website Security Test