New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK

New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 4:04am CDT

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Via the official website of Signature Publishing, the company behind the Transformers: Robots in Disguise magazine in the UK, we have the announcement of a new Hasbro Transformers publication: Rescue Bots! Starting this May 19th, newsstands and shops (including WHSmith, one assumes) the new magazine will roll out across the UK - with claims of European market undoubtedly exaggerated - and include games and small gifts for the younger bots out there. Check out the press release and some images below!

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK


Transformers Rescue Bots magazine launched

Transformers Rescue Bots magazine is the exciting brand extension into the Transformers universe for the pre-school market.

Open these pages to meet Rescue Bots Chase, Heatwave, Boulder and Blades, from the popular animated series, along with the iconic Transformers characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, as they learn about teamwork, friendship and problem solving. This all-new pre-school children’s magazine is full of games, puzzles, posters, colouring, competitons and an action-packed comic story in every issue. Plus, each issue comes with bespoke Rescue Bots gifts.

Following on from TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, Signature Publishing is targeting younger fans of the massive, evergreen brand, TRANSFORMERS with the launch of TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS magazine, under license from Hasbro.

Aimed at the pre-school market TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS is the official magazine for the hugely popular animated cartoon series – one of the most-watched shows on Tiny Pop and the #1 selling TRANSFORMERS toy line for Hasbro.

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS is Tiny Pop’s second strongest programme title, out of 40 titles.* It has averaged over 17,000 Kids across 600 plays on the channel; a huge +76% above the channel average. It has reached 1.5 million Kids since launch (more than any other title on Tiny Pop) while contributing a fifth of Tiny Pop’s overall ratings (on par with My Little Pony).*

‘The TRANSFORMERS franchise just keeps growing, with the launch of the latest blockbuster movie in June, while younger fans are engaging with the hit animated cartoon RESCUE BOTS,’ enthused Danny Morris, Signature’s Managing Director. ‘We are therefore delighted and honoured to be the first publisher, worldwide, to launch a standalone magazine for this fantastic extension to Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand where, as always, storytelling is at its heart. With the viewing figures and toy sales for TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS speaking for themselves, this new magazine is sure to be a huge success!’

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS magazine is the perfect accompaniment to the hit TV show, as readers join Chase, Heatwave, Boulder and Blades, along with the iconic characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, on their rescue missions, with the action-packed storytelling, games, puzzles, posters and colouring focusing on teamwork, friendship and problem solving.

Aimed at children aged 3-5 years every issue will come with a unique, bespoke gift. On newsstands from 19th May the launch issue is priced at £3.99 and comes with a Chase car stunt set and a 4-roll sticker box.


Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK

Transformers News: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK

Credit(s): Signature Publishing


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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1896635)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 14th, 2017 @ 5:19am CDT
Boulder Media Studio has confirmed to be working on two new Transformers shows. The first is titled Rescue Bots Academy while the second has not had it's name released yet. Perhaps the show that has yet to be named will be a replacement or sequel to Robots in Disguise.

Boulder Media is working on several projects for a lineup of new media. The article goes on to mention a lot of different titles that seem to be getting new content. If you are a fan of the following series, be on the lookout!

The Studio, whose current slate includes animation for 'Transformers', 'Little Pet Shop' and 'Rescue Bots Academy' and 'Micronauts' for Hasbro Studios, as well as 'Danger Mouse' and 'Dorothy and the Wonders of Oz' (Warner Brothers), is ramping up to deliver innovative animation and storytelling across multiple formats and genres.


It is also hinted in a different article written by D.C. Douglas that Chase may show up in Rescue Bots Academy. This article goes on to tell us that the casting is being done outside of LA and that they are non-union cast from NY, including Optimus Prime’s voice.

If you would like to speculate on the return of Chase or on what the named Transformers cartoon will be about, feel free to do so on the boards!

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1896636)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2017 @ 5:23am CDT
Huh.

The first Transformers cartoon to be recorded with the New York voice acting talent pool instead of the Los Angeles or Vancouver ones.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1896660)
Posted by LSHeroes21 on July 14th, 2017 @ 11:36am CDT
They haven't announced the second Transformers show from Boulder Media yet, since it will be the show that replaces RID2015. They might say something at SDCC, but I think it might be better saved for Hascon.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1898871)
Posted by Va'al on July 23rd, 2017 @ 11:27am CDT
As we know, a new animated Transformers: Rescue Bots series is being developed by Boulder Media, and thanks to an online CV found via the Curtis Brown agency we now have a little few details more about Rescue Bots Academy. Apparently, lead writer is Ben Ward of Horrible Histories and Danger Mouse, at least for two episodes of 22 minutes.

He will also, for those following, be lead writer on two episodes of the upcoming Micronauts series, also with Boulder Media. We will share more details as more emerge, so stay tuned!

Rescue Bots Academy
2x22"
Lead Writer

Boulder Media
In development


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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1899202)
Posted by Rysquad on July 24th, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
BattleConvoy wrote:Rescue bots and RID are too kiddy. (IMO)


Shouldn't they be?
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1899203)
Posted by Rysquad on July 24th, 2017 @ 12:00pm CDT
Va'al wrote:As we know, a new animated Transformers: Rescue Bots series is being developed by Boulder Media, and thanks to an online CV found via the Curtis Brown agency we now have a little few details more about Rescue Bots Academy. Apparently, lead writer is Ben Ward of Horrible Histories and Danger Mouse, at least for two episodes of 22 minutes.

He will also, for those following, be lead writer on two episodes of the upcoming Micronauts series, also with Boulder Media. We will share more details as more emerge, so stay tuned!

Rescue Bots Academy
2x22"
Lead Writer

Boulder Media
In development


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I hope that Hoist and Medix get spots on the new show.

And more Rescan-sized toys.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1901749)
Posted by Va'al on August 3rd, 2017 @ 6:22pm CDT
Still from the Hasbro Investor Day webcast and presentation slides, we finally have a look at the title card/logo for Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy - the sequel to Rescue Bots, as developed by Irish company Boulder Media under Hasbro! Take a look at the image below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1901906)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Official trailer for the YouTube-original interactive series called My Transformers: Rescue Bots Adventure:

Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1901915)
Posted by william-james88 on August 4th, 2017 @ 9:59am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade found a great new trailer on youtube. It is for the new YouTube-original interactive series: My Transformers: Rescue Bots Adventure. This is a choose your adventure type of story where you can choose what kind of rescue to do with links bringing you to other videos depending on what the user clicks on.

Sabrblade wrote:Official trailer for the YouTube-original interactive series called My Transformers: Rescue Bots Adventure:


Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1902152)
Posted by Zeedust on August 4th, 2017 @ 10:31pm CDT
I haven't had the chance to go through it, but the first one seems to be up already. That was fast.

Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1902153)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 4th, 2017 @ 10:35pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:I haven't had the chance to go through it, but the first one seems to be up already. That was fast.

It's late now, so I'll try this out tomorrow.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1902178)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 4th, 2017 @ 11:44pm CDT
Seibertron user Zeedust has discovered the new Rescue Bots interactive video has been posted. This video contains two missions, a fire rescue and a water rescue. It acts like a choose your own adventure game. It is well animated and is like starring in a mini episode of Rescue Bots. We have posted the interactive video below so you can try it out. Have fun!

Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1902387)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2017 @ 6:56am CDT
I've played the YouTube game a couple times now and have figured out a certain pattern to it that's a bit skewed. There are three missions in all that you can participate in: A fire rescue, a water rescue, and a final mission at the firehouse (plus some smaller sidequest objectives you can do along the way to the fire and water rescues). The final mission won't become available to you until after you complete the fire and water rescues, but there's a catch. The game wants you to do the fire rescue first and the water rescue second in order to grant you the final mission. So if you choose to do the water rescue first and the fire rescue second, you have to do the water rescue again in order to progress to the final mission. Otherwise, the game will not give the final mission as an option until you've completed the water mission only after the fire mission.

What's more is that that sidequest options given to you en route to the water mission differ depending on whether you do the water mission before or after the fire mission.

If you choose the water rescue first, you're sent straight to the waterfront with Heatwave and proceed across the water in his boat mode. Then, an island appears in front of you and you're given the choices of crossing the island on dry ground to take a shortcut to the water rescue, or staying the water by having Heatwave go around the island in boat mode. From either of these options, you eventually make it to the water rescue to partake in it.

But when (not if, when) you do the water rescue after the fire rescue, on your way to the waterfront with Heatwave, you're given an additional set of choices before the island ones, in which you can choose to either race Blurr to get to the waterfront quicker, or to ignore Blurr's race challenge and follow Dani's test flight path to the waterfront. From either of these choices, you eventually make it to the waterfront and proceed across the water in Heatwave's boat mode. From here, the same island choices are given, which both eventually lead to the same water rescue.

As for the fire rescue options, they are the same no matter what order you choose. On your way to the fire, Jerry's truck is danger. Chief and Chase are on the scene to help, but Heatwave also gives you the choice to help out as well or to proceed to the fire while the others help Jerry. Either option leads to the next set of choices. A bridge you need to cross closed and the accumulated traffic is in your way. Your options are to either go around the traffic (even though the bridge is out) or to go back and find a different route. Either option eventually leads you to the fire rescue.

For the final mission, well, it's not much. You don't really do anything yourself (as in, there's no options for you to personally make after you choose to simply partake in the mission), but you still get all the credit for completing the mission even though the animation clearly showed Blades to be the one who singlehandedly took care of the threat all by himself.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1914379)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 3rd, 2017 @ 9:49pm CDT
We haven't heard much from them in a while, but it looks like, come January 2018, the Rescue Bots will be in the spotlight, with a new DVD release from Shout Factory scheduled. With a runtime of 110 minutes, that breaks down to five episode-length stories- with Rescue Bots Academy on the horizon, it's a likely guess that these stories are a repackaging of previous episodes, but that remains to be seen. Are you planning on picking this up? Let us know!

Five Adventures In The Great Outdoors!

Alongside the Burns family, Autobots Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder—known to the citizens of Griffin Rock as the Rescue Bots—battle all manners of hazards each and every day. From powerful winter storms to ocean rescues, nothing is too great a challenge for our heroes. Except, maybe, ghost ships! Oh, well... All in a day's duty for the Rescue Bots!

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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936924)
Posted by WreckerJack on February 8th, 2018 @ 9:29pm CST
If you are a fan of Rescue Bots, Shout factory is now selling Transformers Rescue Bots: Team Rescue Bots! on DVD. At the time of this article being posted there is a slight discount that will save you exactly one dollar. The disc contains 5 different episodes and has a total run time of 110 minutes.

If you or your kid enjoy rescue bots you may be interested to know that there are some new listings for Rescue Bots items, including play sets.

Synopsis
Join the Team!

Friendships are threatened, an Autobot goes rogue, and Blurr and Salvage have to learn what it takes to be a Rescue Bot before they accidentally hurt someone in this brand-new collection of episodes! Join Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder — along with the Burns family — as they serve and protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock!


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Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936939)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 8th, 2018 @ 10:27pm CST
WreckerJack wrote:The disc contains episodes 1 through 5
The description sure doesn't sound like episodes 1 through 5.

EDIT: Now that I've clicked onto the listing page to see the episodes listed, it's Episodes 28, 40, 41, 71, and 73.

And, boy, is that a bad choice on Shout! Factory's part to include only Episode 71 without 70 and 72 accompanying it, since those three episodes make up a very character-driven, grand-scaled three-parter with 71 picking up from the bleak and dour ending that 70 left off on and ending on a serious drama-filled cliffhanger that 72 would resolve rather intensely. Not including either 70 or 72 to go with 71 is a very bad move.

It would be like if a Beast Wars DVD containing random episodes included only Part 2 of "The Agenda" without the other two parts.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936944)
Posted by WreckerJack on February 8th, 2018 @ 10:48pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:The disc contains episodes 1 through 5
The description sure doesn't sound like episodes 1 through 5.



Ahh my bad. I was trying to express that it contained 5 episodes and made a bit of a typo. I will fix that for you real fast. For the listing on the site is a little tricky

Shout wrote: Episodes
EPISODE EPISODE TITLE
1 Transformers Rescue Bots: Sky Forest
2 Transformers Rescue Bots: The Vigilant Town
3 Transformers Rescue Bots: Bots And Robbers
4 Transformers Rescue Bots: Rescue Bots Academy
5 Transformers Rescue Bots: Four-Legged Hero
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936948)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 8th, 2018 @ 10:58pm CST
Also, I just realized that this is the toy thread instead of the cartoon thread. Wha? :???:
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936952)
Posted by WreckerJack on February 8th, 2018 @ 11:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Also, I just realized that this is the toy thread instead of the cartoon thread. Wha? :???:

DVDs are merchandise. It is the Rescue Bots Toy Products and Merchandise thread.
Re: New Transformers: Rescue Bots Magazine Launching in UK (1936954)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 8th, 2018 @ 11:03pm CST
WreckerJack wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, I just realized that this is the toy thread instead of the cartoon thread. Wha? :???:

DVDs are merchandise. It is the Rescue Bots Toy Products and Merchandise thread.
But all previous DVD news was posted in the cartoon thread (since they're DVDs for the cartoon).

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