Hasbro Trademark Beast Hunters Name for Enetertainment Serives and Toy Action Figures - Beast Machines Returns?
Honestly, I don't like to report on these Trademark things as it usually ends up being a lot of speculation. However, this latest one is hard to ignore as Hasbro have registred the trademark "Beast Hunters" which was the original name for the Beast Machines cartoon. What's most interesting is they registererd the name for both a cartoon series and a toy line. Check out the details after the jump for more information on what my be, or not, after the jump.
Transformers KRE-O Kreon Micro Changers Preview Wave Detailed with Images, Will Be Blind Packs - UPDATED
UPDATE: Big Bad Toy Store has posted images of some of the figures mentioned in this article. See full article. The preview wave of Transformers KRE-O Kreons Micro Changers that were first teased earlier this week will be blind packed in a case of eight (8), according to retailer Entertainment Earth. Wave 1, or as Hasbro billed it, the Preview Wave, will release in August 2012 with twelve (12) brand-new figures including Waspinator, Sunstorm, Galvatron, Spinster, Crankstart, and Scorponok. BBTS has also posted images of three of the first three figures. The set is available for pre-order for $23.99, which is in-line with purchase eight Micro Changers at retailer at $2.99 a piece. Continue reading...
Netflix, Inc. has flipped the switch and has made the entire series of Beast Wars available on Netflix Instant, the company's streaming service. The on-demand availability of this series continues the agreement between Hasbro and Netflix, announced last month. This includes season one, two, and three. Other series part of this agreement is the entire Generation 1 series and so far, the first season of Transformers Prime. Season two will undoubtedly appear once it hits the DVD market as well.
Perfect Effect have updated their official site with some news and images that reveal a new figure called "RC Appendex" that is listed as "The Next Motobot Member" What we are seeing is a possible remake of their PR RC figure into a Homage to Blackacrahnia ala Transformrs Prime. The images show a blue and black figure with parts and features, but a concept drawing highlighting the final colors give us a look at something more like a dark purple theme we are used to seeing. Check out the images after the jump for all the details.
Take a Look at Artwork of the Slimmed Down Depth Charge, the Transformers Collectors Club Incentive Figure
Fun Publications has also released a clear look at the artwork for Depth Charge, the Transformers Collectors Club incentive figure for next year. This is the same artwork that was shown during the club panel at BotCon 2012 where Fun Publications also announced their subscription service. The figure uses the Transformers Hunt For the Decepticons Terradive mold, and the organizers joked that Depth Charge went on a bit of a diet this go around when compared to his Beast Wars counterpart.
Do you sometimes get confused by how to distinguish one is the Transformers Hall of Fame inductees and the Fan's Choice? Yeah, we do too. So today, Karl Hartman, one of the co-creators of the original BotCon over 18 years ago, has announced that the Fan's Choice Award will not be in his and his brother's namesake. "Aaron Archer...declared that the fan's choice award will now be called 'the Hartman Award', named for my brother Jon and my contributions to the Transformers fan community over the years," Mr. Hartman wrote in his Facebook page. "We are certainly very honored and humbled by this recognition" Read his full update after the jump, as well as Mr. Hartman and Mr. Archer posing at this year's BotCon.
Here's a way cool bit of news just in from the Transformers BotCon 2012 Gary Chalk and David Kaye Panel. It has been announced that David Kaye will be on an episode of Transformers Prime. David Kaye's arc on the show will span two episodes Stay tuned for more news and updated from the convention all weekend right here as it happens on TFormers.com. Update: During the Hall of Fame event, it was revealed that Shockwave will appear in Transformers Prime. Could Mr. Kaye lend this voice to the iconic Decepticon?
Give Those Discs a Break - Transformers Generation 1 Series Now Available For Streaming on Netflix Instant
Earlier this month, Hasbro, Inc and Netflix, Inc announced that they have signed a multi-year deal through 2012 to stream ten iconic shows from Hasbro's properties. Essentially, once the partnership was announced, Transformers Prime's entire first season was made available on Netflix Instant, Netflix's streaming service, and now, the entire Transformers Generation 1 series is available on the service. The agreement includes Beast Wars as well, which has not yet been made available on Netflix Instant as of this writing, but stay tuned for that announcement.
Hasbro has formally opened up the Transformers Hall of fame 2012 Fan's Choice Character Poll! As revealed late last week, the fans have chosen their top five choices to be considered for the fourth and final inductee for this year, which are Arcee, Beast Wars Megatron, Rodimus, Sky-Byte, and Wheeljack. Between now and March 21, 2012, a fan may vote once a day for his/her favorite character! Vote now at Transformers.com.
Hasbro has announced the five Fan's Choice finalists for this year's Transformers Hall of Fame 2012! They are Arcee, Beast Wars Megatron, Rodimus, Sky-Byte, and Wheeljack! But there can be only one inductee out of this group, so voting will commence later this month so fans can choose the winner! The Fan's Choice winner will be announced at the Hall of Fame event at BotCon 2012 on April 28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. This character will be inducted in the Hall of Fame along with the inductees Autobots Jazz and Grimlock, and Decepticon Shockwave! Hop through for bios and more!
Just in are official images of the Transformers Robot Heroes Beast Wars and Generation 1 action figures. The new images include in and out of package shots of Rattrap and Megatron, Blackarachnia and Cheetor, Sunstreaker and Galvatron, and Autobot Hound and Blitzwing 2-packs. You may view them all in the image gallery.
Fatguy of the TFans Forums gives us a look at the upcoming release of Transformers Robot Heroes Beast Wars Rattrap, Cheetor, Megatron and Black Arachnia. View his post at TFans.
Remy strikes again! He has given us ACT 436: Beast Wars Re-Issue Convoy. Check it out now!
Our good friend Remy has posted a gallery of images showing the Energon repaint of Slugslinger as Airrazor. This figures is slated to be released soon as a Transformers Club exclusive. See the images now at TFKenKon.com.
Remy has posted a follow-up gallery highlighting Megatron's arch enemy Optimus Primal. Check out the gallery for the Optimus figure that has fans talking about its selection as the anniversary Primal at TFKenKon.com.
Our pal Remy has posted a gallery for the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Megatron figure. The purple T-Rex returns retooled from the ground up. Check out the image gallery over at TFKenKon.com.
DVD & Video News
Japanese retailer Nico Nico Chokuhan has updated their Beast Wars II DVD box set product page with box art and mass over incentive cards. The behemoth eight-dvd box set will release in October 2011, with a selling price of 29,400 yen (~$383 USD). Orders over 100 will receive two IC cards - one featuring Lio Convoy and Megatron and the other is the DVD box art.
Shout! Factory is planning to release Beast Wars Season 2 and 3 on DVD in the same set, according to a report from TV Shows On DVD. Citing retailers, the website reports that the 4-disc set will release on October 4th for a price of $29.93. Aside from the episodes, bonus content includes "'Remembering The Spark' Featurette, a Reunion of members of the Voice Cast where they look back on voicing the Maximals and Predacons of Beast Wars; Original Making Of Beast Wars, an Art Gallery, and Original Character Models.
USA Today have posted an interview with Shout! Factory DVD producer Brian Ward. The interview covers the new Beast Wars DVD release and how the 90s cartoon stands up to the Transformers past, and present incarnations. Just like the the Autobots and Decepticons, there are some factions that have developed around this series. Read the full interview on the Transformers Beast Wars DVD now at USA Today. You can order the Complete Beast Wars Setes boxed set now at shoutfactorystore.com.
Shout! Factory is on a mission to re-release all the Transformers cartoons. Starting with Generation 1, they have moved on to the Beast Wars series with the release of Season 1 DVD set that will be coming to stores nationwide on DVD June 7th 2011. There will also be a Beast Wars collector box set available on the same date sold exclusively by the Shout! Factory store. Tformers takes a look at what is in side the first release of the popular CGI cartoon that Shout! Factory sent us for preview after the jump.
Following up on news and from Shout Factory! on new Transformers DVDs, we have official confirmation via Twitter that they will in-fact be re-releasing the Beast Wars and Headmasters later this year. These will be offered in two sets with four DVDs each. Check out the orginal post from their newsletter confirming these releases after the jump.
According to the a Tweet on Brian Ward's twitter page, Shout Factory! will be reissuing the Transformers Beast Wars cartoons on DVD again: "Got back from a meeting where I learned of several titles going on the schedule. My 10- & mid-20s-year old selves are jumping w/joy." and then later: "So...uh...who knows a little something about TRANSFORMERS: BEAST WARS? Anybody?" If you've not gotten your fill of the CGI cartoon, here is your chance as we expect this to be the definitive collection.
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