IDW has posted a press release for Angry Birds Transformers detailing the plot of the comic and the artists involved! We've got some great names contributing covers to the book like Sarah Stone (of Windblade fame), Livio Ramondelli (who will also contribute a framing sequence to the book) and the versatile Guido Guidi! Keep reading for all the details!
Tformers is at SDCC 2014 covering the news live as it happens. Get ready for the IDW Comics panel. Get the news on Transformers, GI Joe, My Little Pony, Magic The Gathering and many more comics updates that will be coming this and next year. Read on for the fill reporting and images.
The Hasbro Studio Shorts Youtube channel has uploaded a teaser video for Rescue Bots season 3, featuring all the main robot cast assuming their dinosaur alternate modes as seen in the currently available toy assortments. It also heavily features Optimus Prime using his T-Rex mode in clips set to generic background music. The video is embedded below, so keep reading to check it out!
The Transformers Universe Game site has updated with information on two new characters for the game, the Autobot Swagger and Decepticon Diabla. Both of these characters use the new motorcycle body type, promising greater agility and speed over the existing body formats. Two intro videos have been added to the TF Universe channel, which we've embedded here. Keep reading to check them out!
Just in from BaCon is a quick shot of all the Hasbro SDCC exclusives, including Knights of Unicron and the G1 Dinobots featured on an order form catalog from the Hasbro Toy Shop booth. Hasbro's offering a diverse assortment of exclusive merchandise at the show this weekend, and at least a little bit of all of it should come up available on Hasbro Toy Shop online for those who can;t make it out in person this year.
Hasbro Toy Shop is offering 10% off your next order from the online store using coupon code COMIC2014
. This code is good through August 10th, but despite the timing of the release will not be valid towards SDCC exclusives when they are posted for sale on HTS. Other standard exclusions apply towards specific large items, and of course tax and shipping are calculated separately!
BaCon is hard at work at SDCC bringing us all the latest info. He's stopped back by the Hasbro Booth and caught some new additions to the display case. Today they're featuring more of the upcoming Age of Extinction Wal-Mart exclusive multipacks, plus an up close look at the Platinum Series Silver Knight Optimus exclusive coming to Target. Keep reading to check it all out!
TFSource has listed a preorder for KFC's EAVI Metal Dai Stack, a Diaclone Powered Convoy-themed recolor of their Citizen Stack homage to Ultra Magnus. It will come with two faces, presumably one with a faceplate and one without. The figure is due for release in early August, and has an SRP of $159.99. Keep reading for mirrored images and a preorder link!
Robot Kingdom has posted a gallery of Hasbro Asia's booth from ACGHK 2014, including looks at the second Hot Toys release of Optimus Prime, this time in Megatron-Corpse-Wearin' Flavor. Also present are some limited edition releases of Age of Extinction toys, Dual Model Kit TF4 Optimus Prime, and the Kids Logic precious metal-plated SD figurines. Keep reading for all the mirrored images!
Speculation had been that the natural foil to Mega Drive Megatron would be Super FamiConvoy, but sadly it is not to be. TakaraTomy has elected to identify the G1 Autobot leader as Optimus Prime, and that share some initials with Original Playstation
. The first render indeed shows Optimus Prime with a PS1 body. In a way it makes sense, as the structure of the PS1 (rectangle with a circle in the middle) is pretty similar to the Mega Drive. Keep reading for the first photo!
The Furyu Prize Blog has posted images of a new Lost Age Optimus Prime prize figure that will be released in November 2014. Seeing as it's listed as a "prize" figure, it'll probably be available primarily through Japanese arcades through the UFO Catcher and similar crane-game machines. The figure's listed as 16cm tall, but we don't know if that's head height, or to the top of the sword. Keep reading for the mirrored photos!
The Omegalock Facebook group has posted images of the Hot Spot analogue in the TFC Prometheus set, and it looks pretty decent. Omegalock announced that they'd have the figure along with other as-yet unproduced third party prototypes at this year's Auto Assembly, so if you're in the UK for the second weekend of August be sure to go check them out! Keep reading for the pictures!
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a special unboxing video for the G1 Dinobots boxset exclusive to Comic-Con International. Click through to get a link to the design team walking you through the packaging as well as all the numerous G1 callouts in these elaborate Age of Extinction recolors!
Two different online retailers have altered their release date for Masterpiece Wheeljack to Late September 2014, indicating that the figure may be delayed. Meanwhile, Amazon has not changed their release date, so its possible that the Hypnochip Disruptor version may be available sooner. We'll keep you posted, but for now you can click through and see the revised listings for yourself.
BaCon's got new pictures of Funko's Transformers Hikari Vinyls! Distinct from the company's POP!Vinyl, Hikary Vinyls are small figurines made of translucent, glittered vinyl to assure that they catch the light well ("hikari" is the Japanese word for "light.") Check out the photos below!
BaCon got a chance to talk with Jerry Jivoin of Hasbro and talk about their plans and design work for 2015's Combiner Wars theme for Generations. Jivoin talked with fans at SDCC for about fifteen minutes, and talked about not just the combiners, but Windblade, IDW, and lots more. Thanks to Jerry and Hasbro for their time, and you can see the video by clicking on the title!
On display at SDCC are the upcoming statues from Prime 1 Studio. For the very high end among Transformers collectors these statues capture the movie incarnations of Starscream and Optimus is meticulous detail, and can be obtained for a very high end price if your home and collection simply cannot go on without these art pieces counted among them! Check out all the pictures in our gallery.