IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack

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While checking on the IDW Twitter it was noted the full cover image for IDW's Transformers #8 lists in the lower left corner that this issue will also be including a Trading Card Game Booster Pack.
From the summary:
"As Megatron seeks to bring about change to Cybertron, he meets with Termagax, a living piece of Cybertronian history and founder of the Ascenticon movement. Find out where she takes him when TRANSFORMERS #8 hits stores this week!"
Transformers News: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack
Like it says in the summary the issue is due out this week so be sure to pick up your copy and let us know what you think in the forums!
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Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2026326)
Posted by Randomhero on June 27th, 2019 @ 7:30am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:You know what I would like to see in the future, comics based on other tf settings. IDW did a great job changing G1, could they do the same with G2? Or The Unicron Trilogy?


Maybe someday with Unicron Trilogy. It would be nice to get a comic series that had a beginning middle wand end with it since we didn’t get that without DW. I would even mind a maxi-series for each part. Like 12 issues for each part.

G2...it’d be neat to attempt the only problem is G2 is just G1 continued. I wouldn’t even mind if we went back to that coda issue from Mike costa that was ended his ongoing and made a what if since they decided to make that vision instead of a “final issue” to it all
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Posted by ctrlFrequency on July 9th, 2019 @ 5:56pm CDT
I didn't fact check it, but came across this tid bit of news a bit ago...

https://bleedingfool.com/news/idw-publi ... rs-comics/
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028093)
Posted by Black Hat on July 10th, 2019 @ 9:18am CDT
ctrlFrequency wrote:I didn't fact check it, but came across this tid bit of news a bit ago...

https://bleedingfool.com/news/idw-publi ... rs-comics/

Interesting, I don't quite agree with the guy's standpoint 100% but I do think it could go either way. It could be really, really good, or alternatively it could be absolute pants, depending on how it's approached. If the political element is grounded "in universe" only using IRL politics as basic inspiration, then it should be good. If it goes for ripped from the headlines/"OMG this villain is just this person I don't like!" approach it'll probably be awful.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028117)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 10th, 2019 @ 10:44am CDT
I feel stupider having read the way that "news" post was written and the comments underneath. I still have no idea who this guy is! Though I'm wondering if this was already newsed as part of the announcement of the series.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028301)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 11th, 2019 @ 4:09am CDT
If it's going to be based on real life politics, it's gotta be a tight story, because if the balance isn't struck just right, it's going to piss off a lot of people, regardless of which way it leans, and the title will suffer for it.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028312)
Posted by william-james88 on July 11th, 2019 @ 7:51am CDT
Just wondering, how much are booster packs? Are they the same price as the comic? Because then it could also be seen as a free comic packed with a booster pack ;)
Also, does anyone know if these packs are different than the ones found in stores?
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028488)
Posted by Seibertron on July 12th, 2019 @ 1:09pm CDT
So quick thoughts here about IDW's Transformers A Bold New Era ...

A Bold New Era could have been about Bumblebee's origin. Aside from the very slow and unexciting storyline that features Transformers who aren't Autobots and Decepticons, why in the world didn't they make this story about Bumblebee instead? Replace "BS" made-up-character Rubble (I think of Barney and Betty every time I see him on the page) with Bumblebee, pair Bumblebee up with various veteran Autobots like Ironhide, Wheeljack, Kup, Prowl, etc (each who has a different "job" or skill that they can show Bumblebee), wrap up that story in an issue or two, or spread out as a sub-story amongst telling the story about the early days of the war?

Hopefully Transformers Galaxies and the other books coming out are more interesting than "A Bold New Era", which is anything but "bold".
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Posted by Stargrave on July 13th, 2019 @ 11:56pm CDT
Coming in hot! Things are really about to ramp up and heat up in this next issue! Or are they? Seems as though fans are finding the current series rather polarizing and haven't hesitated to share their feelings on the matter. Below we have the three page itunes preview for issue #9. Enjoy the preview and chime in with the crew about your feelings on the new series.

Also included after the preview for issue #9 is the alternate retail incentive cover for Transformers issue #10. This is from artist Jeffrey Veregge's ongoing poster series touring Cybertron. From his Twitter account "My latest Travel poster Retail Incentive cover for @IDWPublishing Transformers issue #10. The Great Cybertron War Memorial."

From Itunes's summary:
"Time is running out! Orion Pax, his friends, and the Autobot security forces have to get a grip on their murder investigations as their superior, Sentinel Prime, makes his return to Cybertron!"
GENRE: Comics & Graphic Novels
AVAILABLE: 2019, July 17
LANGUAGE: EN-English
LENGTH: 35 Pages
PUBLISHER: IDW Publishing
SIZE: 28.2MB

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Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028760)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 14th, 2019 @ 3:32am CDT
I think it is indicative of this series as a whole, when the preview is THREE PAGES OF TALKING HEADS. A preview is supposed to be a teaser, akin to a movie trailer, to lure you in. This isn't that.

Personally, I don't think from those I've talked to, this series is very 'polarising' at all either. I haven't heard anyone say they actually like it, on its own merits.

It has already committed one of the signs of a bad reboot, reuse of the immediate cast of the previous run IE Cyclonus, Sideswipe, Windblade etc. Although we don't know his personality yet, even Sentinel Prime from the solicit, has been plucked from Megatron: Origin in his original role and aesthetic.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028772)
Posted by partholon on July 14th, 2019 @ 7:35am CDT
Seibertron wrote:So quick thoughts here about IDW's Transformers A Bold New Era ...

A Bold New Era could have been about Bumblebee's origin. Aside from the very slow and unexciting storyline that features Transformers who aren't Autobots and Decepticons, why in the world didn't they make this story about Bumblebee instead? Replace "BS" made-up-character Rubble (I think of Barney and Betty every time I see him on the page) with Bumblebee, pair Bumblebee up with various veteran Autobots like Ironhide, Wheeljack, Kup, Prowl, etc (each who has a different "job" or skill that they can show Bumblebee), wrap up that story in an issue or two, or spread out as a sub-story amongst telling the story about the early days of the war?

Hopefully Transformers Galaxies and the other books coming out are more interesting than "A Bold New Era", which is anything but "bold".


that'd actually makes sense as if its REALLY a brand new continuity theres nothing to stop it. everything should be up for a change so BB "birth" isnt anti cannonical and instantly is garners more emotional investment.

TBH at this stage i dont think IDW KNOW how to do a transformers story anymore and ive have basically given up on them now.

hiring the lad from VOX DOESNT bode well at all either. i mean FFS the industry is in freefall and theres NO professional comics writer willing to take up a TF book? the only guy they can find is a weirdo leftist? that just smacks of politics to me, and the type of editorial decisions thats ruined these comics. i have no faith in galaxies at all now.

what "bold new era" has been so far IMO is bacsically half a walking tour of iacon, and half CSI cybertron.

whilst thats a nice idea for a mini series, thats NOT the core concept of this franshise and i dont think its what fans want from a "main" book.

like ive said before, TF without the war is like batman without crime. ya can DO books like that but the vast majority dont want em.

i WILL say the pace has picked up a bit in it - probably due to complaints being finally heard and getting ahead of the producion schedule (the two weekly thing means they gotta commit longer than a monthly one) .

but for me its too little too late. i look at this book and i really dont see anything to grip me. its like bad fanfic.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028779)
Posted by Diaboragon on July 14th, 2019 @ 9:19am CDT
Dammit, Nautica is being reused too? I'm tired of these carbon-copy imports from the last continuity like ancient and enigmatic Cyclonus, hardass Prowl, and morally duplicitous Froid. I really enjoyed the new life they breathed into obscure characters the first time around, and was hoping for a new cast of these obscure characters.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028783)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 14th, 2019 @ 10:06am CDT
Diaboragon wrote:Dammit, Nautica is being reused too? I'm tired of these carbon-copy imports from the last continuity like ancient and enigmatic Cyclonus, hardass Prowl, and morally duplicitous Froid. I really enjoyed the new life they breathed into obscure characters the first time around, and was hoping for a new cast of these obscure characters.



Indeed. That is what a reboot should be.

I really think HasTak should look into giving the license to someone else. Maybe Dark Horse or Valiant. Certainly someone new, with fresh ideas.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028798)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:18am CDT
They would only give the licence to someone else if IDW either folded or just refused to relicense it. As far as hasbro is concerned, as long as IDW pay up, everything is peachy.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028801)
Posted by william-james88 on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:35am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Diaboragon wrote:Dammit, Nautica is being reused too? I'm tired of these carbon-copy imports from the last continuity like ancient and enigmatic Cyclonus, hardass Prowl, and morally duplicitous Froid. I really enjoyed the new life they breathed into obscure characters the first time around, and was hoping for a new cast of these obscure characters.



Indeed. That is what a reboot should be.

I really think HasTak should look into giving the license to someone else. Maybe Dark Horse or Valiant. Certainly someone new, with fresh ideas.


I think this is all Hasbro approved and probably partly based on Hasbro demands/suggestion. So you would get the same thing elsewhere.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028803)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 14th, 2019 @ 11:39am CDT
Most likely.

Let's be honest, the last few years of IDWverse were "Transformers" only in branding and likenesses. This new line is the logical progression of that. I doubt anyone would be given the creative flexibility that Simon Furman had at the start of IDWverse, especially now. Given Hasbro's obsession with all that "brand synergy" nonsense.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 14th, 2019 @ 12:05pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Most likely.

Let's be honest, the last few years of IDWverse were "Transformers" only in branding and likenesses. This new line is the logical progression of that. I doubt anyone would be given the creative flexibility that Simon Furman had at the start of IDWverse, especially now. Given Hasbro's obsession with all that "brand synergy" nonsense.

Yeah, i think the same.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2028811)
Posted by Diaboragon on July 14th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Indeed. That is what a reboot should be.

I really think HasTak should look into giving the license to someone else. Maybe Dark Horse or Valiant. Certainly someone new, with fresh ideas.


I think this is all Hasbro approved and probably partly based on Hasbro demands/suggestion. So you would get the same thing elsewhere.


It looks to me like this almost entirely IDW's decision on cast inclusion. The only recent Siege-line bots that have had a tangible effect on the plot are Chromia and Prowl, not coincidentally two big names from last time. (Prime and Megs are already a given in any continuity). Our protagonists, Bumblebee and Windblade don't even have toys as of now. Quake, the Decepticon with the most presence so far, isn't part of the current toyline either and those who are are relegated to mere cameos or minor roles like Ironhide,Refraktor, and Skytread.
The point is, IDW is telling the story with the characters they want, and only sparingly using Hasbro's merchandise tie-ins.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 14th, 2019 @ 8:30pm CDT
I keep hoping it will take off more.

But honestly, Cyclonus is the lone highlight of the series for me so far.
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Posted by sol magnus on July 15th, 2019 @ 10:18am CDT
Man, there's some straight up negativity coming from this forum.

While I don't expect glowing reviews (since many also complain about the toys themselves), some of us are enjoying the series. Does it suffer from a lack of action, as we are accustomed to? Maybe. It's not like there aren't plenty of talking heads issues in the previous continuity - but none of them straight laid out how we get started in the war, either. All of that is scattershot across the continuity.

While I don't buy just whatever because it has a Transformers logo on it, I think the criticisms are excessive. But hey, opinions are like a-holes.
Re: IDW Transformers Number 8 Includes Trading Card Game Booster Pack (2029113)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on July 15th, 2019 @ 4:48pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:but none of them straight laid out how we get started in the war, either. All of that is scattershot across the continuity.


Megatron: Origin did exactly that. The first canonical story in the pre-retconned IDWverse.

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