Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available

Transformers News: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 6:29PM CST

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Were you one of those wonderful folks who backed the Haslab Unicron figure through Hasbro Pulse, and thus helped us successfully fund him? Well if you were, one of the special benefits of pre-ordering through Hasbro Pulse is now available!

As you might recall, those who pre-ordered through Hasbro Pulse were promised a special comic bundle should Unicron be successfully backed. As of this writing, a special code for each individual who pre-ordered through Pulse has been emailed to each of the backers, and this code unlocks your Comixology comic bundle. The comic bundle will feature an all-new Unicron cover by artist Andrew Griffith. The digital collection will include the currently unavailable Transformers: The Animated Movie four-issue limited series by Bob Budiansky, Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham, which adapts and expands the classic film that introduced Unicron; plus the first issue of the 2019 Transformers ongoing series by Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, Cachét Whitman and Joana Lafuente.

If you were a Pulse Unicron backer, check your email, and go get your exclusive comic bundle now!

Transformers News: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available
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Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044729)
Posted by Regimus Prime on November 15th, 2019 @ 12:38am CST
The Unicron cover is a creative homage to the Marvel Comics Transformers #1 of 4 from'84 and the issue itself is an oldie but goodie but very fitting indeed. I always appreciated the art style of this movie adaption. I still own the original separate issues and the cover art on those was amazing. I still own the separate movie adaptation issues from Marvel back in '86. It would be awesome if when we receive Unicron we also get a hard copy tradeback of this. Wishful thinking. :BOT:
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044740)
Posted by gothsaurus on November 15th, 2019 @ 9:17am CST
I hope the cover eventually sees print in some form — comic or poster. And I had to chime in in the midst of all the nay-saying. It's a fun freebie perk for a grin. I can't believe everyone is bellyaching over it so much. It's something Pulse can give us early as a thank you AND something that can get us excited about the upcoming figure by re-living the 1986 movie. It's a nice thought, and I'd like to go on record thanking the Pulse team for it.

As much as I'd like a bunch of pricy extras, they kind of need the money... you know... to manufacture the big Unicron. So, I'll take a freebie and grin and be polite like my momma raised me.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044766)
Posted by joevill on November 15th, 2019 @ 11:58am CST
Got it!
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044823)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 16th, 2019 @ 12:29am CST
An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044825)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2019 @ 12:31am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044830)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 16th, 2019 @ 4:21am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044852)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2019 @ 10:19am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044855)
Posted by Deadput on November 16th, 2019 @ 11:11am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).


Let's just call it what it really is.

A really shitty fan fic
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044877)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 16th, 2019 @ 3:53pm CST
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).


Let's just call it what it really is.

A really poopy fan fic

Now now, people can call it whatever they want as long as we all agree that it was terrible. I'm okay with the idea of what ifs but this was just bad.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044889)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 16th, 2019 @ 6:45pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).


Let's just call it what it really is.

A really poopy fan fic

Now now, people can call it whatever they want as long as we all agree that it was terrible. I'm okay with the idea of what ifs but this was just bad.
Honestly, the idea had merit, but the execution was bad. If given another chance, I think the idea could work if put in the hands of someone with more care and competence to make it work.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044924)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 17th, 2019 @ 10:37am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).


Let's just call it what it really is.

A really poopy fan fic

Now now, people can call it whatever they want as long as we all agree that it was terrible. I'm okay with the idea of what ifs but this was just bad.
Honestly, the idea had merit, but the execution was bad. If given another chance, I think the idea could work if put in the hands of someone with more care and competence to make it work.
WOW. We're indeed on the same page, but I didn't think my slight insinuation would get things this negative. I agree completely that said Deviation was awful, but feel the approach was also wrongheaded considering the original Marvel adaptation also showed Hot Rod not interfering, but Megatron shooting Op to death anyway...

But you know what? IDW should do more adaptations of TF:TM. They could start by adapting that old Ron Friedman draft where Unicron was "Ingestor", he made his new 'Cons out of life-sparks, Op's life spark stood in for the Matrix, the Anibots combined into Dragonbeast to fight Devastator, and the Autobots on Junk faked their deaths with what sounded like the Decoys growing to actual size...

...and then the following summer, they could adapt Flint Dille's 'The Secret of Cybertron' script! And maybe that could lead to adaptations of Sunbow episodes including extra stuff from scripts and those extended audio recordings that popped up a few years ago...

...but alas, I'm still almost a decade behind on IDW's old continuity, and haven't really been keeping up with this year's comic offerings. Partly a side effect of saving up for this awesome Unicron.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2044925)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 17th, 2019 @ 10:45am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:An appropriate enough gesture. Far and away IDW's best adaptation of TFTM.
...As opposed to other adaptations of TFTM that IDW has done? :???:

Might be referring to the Deviations special
I, personally, wouldn't even dignify calling that an adaptation. More like a reinterpretation or a re-imagining (but done poorly).


Let's just call it what it really is.

A really poopy fan fic

Now now, people can call it whatever they want as long as we all agree that it was terrible. I'm okay with the idea of what ifs but this was just bad.
Honestly, the idea had merit, but the execution was bad. If given another chance, I think the idea could work if put in the hands of someone with more care and competence to make it work.
WOW. We're indeed on the same page, but I didn't think my slight insinuation would get things this negative. I agree completely that said Deviation was awful, but feel the approach was also wrongheaded considering the original Marvel adaptation also showed Hot Rod not interfering, but Megatron shooting Op to death anyway...

But you know what? IDW should do more adaptations of TF:TM. They could start by adapting that old Ron Friedman draft where Unicron was "Ingestor", he made his new 'Cons out of life-sparks, Op's life spark stood in for the Matrix, the Anibots combined into Dragonbeast to fight Devastator, and the Autobots on Junk faked their deaths with what sounded like the Decoys growing to actual size...

...and then the following summer, they could adapt Flint Dille's 'The Secret of Cybertron' script! And maybe that could lead to adaptations of Sunbow episodes including extra stuff from scripts and those extended audio recordings that popped up a few years ago...

...but alas, I'm still almost a decade behind on IDW's old continuity, and haven't really been keeping up with this year's comic offerings. Partly a side effect of saving up for this awesome Unicron.
There was one really awesome (and at times, hilarious) adaptation of TFTM written lovingly by Jim Sorenson awhile back, titled "Echoes and Fragments". It was mostly text-only, with only a small number of illustrations, but it was a blast.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046691)
Posted by Bounti76 on December 12th, 2019 @ 3:10am CST
Thanks to our very own ScottyP, we have a very interesting bit of artwork to share with you. ScottyP was perusing the Transformers Generations 2020 book this evening, which for the unaware, is an annual book released that contains information on upcoming toys. It also includes some interesting concept art. This particular bit shows that the upcoming 2021 War for Cybertron Unicron figure, which was fully crowdfunded in October, had originally been planned to have a third mode, that of a city, which would have made him a triple changer. Also of note, as can be seen in the back of the photo, is the group of TV screens shown in the original animated movie.

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As always, what do you think? Why was this third mode not included in the upcoming toy? Feel free to speculate below, and stay tuned for the latest news about everyone's favorite transforming figures!
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046692)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 12th, 2019 @ 3:57am CST
That looks like a mess and a half. Glad they abandoned it,not everything needs a city mode!
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046697)
Posted by ScottyP on December 12th, 2019 @ 6:18am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:That looks like a mess and a half. Glad they abandoned it,not everything needs a city mode!
I really really like the idea of it but yeah, overall that's a bit of a mess. Some fun concepts though that hopefully carry over.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046698)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 12th, 2019 @ 6:22am CST
I think this is a case of trying to compensate for the inherent scale issues by introducing a play pattern that would've just made said scale issues even harder to ignore. Vicious circle. I just hope no one breaks their $600 toy trying to get it into this mode if the finished product can't even do it anyway.

Still, if it means they worked his monitor/brain into the final design, then maybe it was worth considering.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046701)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on December 12th, 2019 @ 7:03am CST
It reminds me of the Chaos Marine buildings in Dawn of War. Would have opened up some head canon options, e.g., Unicron's spirit jumping to an ancient temple devoted yo him, and transforming it into a new body. I like the grabber claw over the maw, and would have been interested in seeing this thing next to the upcoming Quintesson figures.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046704)
Posted by Randomhero on December 12th, 2019 @ 7:56am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:That looks like a mess and a half. Glad they abandoned it,not everything needs a city mode!


You’re Insane. That thing looks like a cityscape straight out of Hell which is appropriate for who it is. If that was done I woulda gone in and done the crowdfund
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046706)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 12th, 2019 @ 8:22am CST
That looks less like a city and more like a partially transformed Unicron.
Re: Exclusive Digital Comic Bundle for Hasbro Pulse Haslab Unicron Backers Now Available (2046708)
Posted by blackeyedprime on December 12th, 2019 @ 8:26am CST
I kinda like the city mode, hopefully if they ever do a titan class Unicron it has the bonus city mode.

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