Today Hasbro, announced the Power of the Primes fan vote, an upcoming event that will place the fate of Cybertron directly in the hands of Transformers fans around the globe. Beginning on January 23rd, 2017, fans will be able to visit Transformers.com to cast their vote to help determine which character will join the ranks of Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime and other Cybertronian legends. The fan-voted Prime will be featured in the Transformers Generations toy line and brands Prime Wars Trilogy storytelling in 2018.
Been hoping for another East Coast Transformers Convention? TFCon is obliging with TFCon USA 2017, which takes place in Reston, VA - part of the Washington DC metropolitan area. The dates are September 29th-October 1st, with more dates to come. Keep reading for the official announcement!
This travelling exhibition of international standards will feature 12 animated Transformers, 9 sculptures scaled between 2m and 11m made from car parts, and a further 20 statues varying in size. In addition, an impressive arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters will also be showcased. Young and old will immerse themselves in the incredible universe of Optimus Prime and his companions, from its origins in the world of comics to the television series and blockbuster movies. Autobots and Decepticons will also feature prominently, accompanied by the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base.
The Masterpiece series has won the 2016 Good Design Award from the Japan Institute For Design Promotion! A "comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works," The GDA is given out annually in a variety of fields. Keep reading for more details and images of the (Japanese language) press release!
Brian from Radio Free Cybertron has let us know there's another big announcement today: there's a new Transformers Fan Club coming in 2017! Details are light at the moment - but in the meantime Hasbro has also announced a new Transformers Newsletter which will keep you posted on the Fan Club developments - and, if you sign up for it, will also
provide you with a 20% Off Hasbro Toy Shop coupon code! Keep reading for a link to the signup page!
After nearly a year of speculation stemming from Hasbro's termination of the BotCon license, we finally have concrete info on what happens next: HasCon
, Hasbro's official convention happening between 9/8/17 and 9/10/17 in Providence, Rhode Island! Few details are available yet, but the HasCon site is live and (supposedly) accepting signups to keep posted on the details of the con. Keep reading for the official press release!
TFCon Chicago is almost here, and quite a few companies are showing up to have fun! Among the unexpected publishers... are ThreeA, makers of the upcoming Premium Scale G1 Optimus Prime figure. They'll be bringing along a striking print by artist Ashley Wood that is based on the figure. This print will be limited to 45 pieces and they don't mention the price in the press release, so I wouldn't expect it to be cheap. Keep reading to see the image!
Hasbro has let us know that there's a livestream scheduled roughly an hour from the time of this posting at New York Comic Con! Titled "Hasbro Transformers Preview" on the NYCC official website, the panel will feature the Hasbro Transformers team and be on the Twitch NYCC Live Stage channel. We've embedded that channel after the cut (WARNING: Autoplay
), so keep reading to get front-row seats to the event!
Its hard to believe they are not in there already, but what's long overdue has finally happened. The National Toy Hall of Fame have chosen Transformers as one of the finalists for 2016.
Competing with quite a few other well known toys, strangely enough even Bubble-Wrap leads the list among other toys such as Rock Em Sock Em Robots, Uno card game, Fisher Price Little People, Nerf, Clue board game, Pinball, Swing, Care Bears, Coloring Book, Dungeons & Dragons.
Can Transformers beat the wrap for the win?
TFExpo has let us know that their successful charity auction will be returning for TFExpo 2016, happening this weekend in Wichita, Kansas! Celebrity guest Michael Bell will be on hand to emcee the auction, whose proceeds will benefit K-9 Karma Animal Advocates Inc., a pet rescue operation in Wichita. The auction will then be followed by a theatrical showing of The Transformers: The Movie!
Click on through for more details.
Are you a young boy about five feet tall? If so, you could have a chance to star opposite Optimus Prime, Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, and a cast of thousands (of explosions)! A Michigan talent agency has posted a casting call for Transformers: The Last Knight
looking for two fairly specific young kids. Keep reading for the specifics!
Arizona radio KJZZ has posted a report that Michael Bay's production is not done in Arizona. They planned filming on highway Loop 303 has been extended as the production for 5th Transformers film continues.
According to the report, Arizona officials have extended the freeway closure so the production team can continue working through Saturday June 18th at 3 PM. Read on for the closure details and detour information.
Our good friend Joe Moscone has let us know that he's once again working to raise funds for charity from the collection of toys he's built up over the years. Working a decade as PR representative for Hasbro's many toy lines such as Transformers, GI Joe and Star Wars. He's collected enough that he's able to turn his love of toys into something that can help others.
Through the joys of toy collecting, you can help too. Read on about how to involved with Joe's cause, The Greg Olsen Foundation, to support hospitals and doctors helping others. 100% of all money raised goes to the cause from the auctions they have running now through June 13th! Read on for the details from, Joe.
Greetings TFormers fans, it appears that Michael Bay has gotten bored with Instagram and has instead taken to Twitter so share his lastest about "Transformers: The Last Knight."
Following the big reveal of the return of Megatron, there is already a brand new plot to reveal something more via their account on SnapChat. The director is asking fans to scan the code below or seartch on "TFMovie".
Which, reveals there will be another reveal coming in 5 days on Monday 6th June, 2016 via what are being called Snap Chat "TRANSmissions".
Forget June, "Transformers: The Last Knight" is rolling out production this week in Cuba, of all places.
Movie director Michael Bay has let it be known today via Instagram today that his next film starts production in Cuba this week.
The movie that will be out June 23, 2017 will star Mark Whalberg as Cade Yeager,
Josh Dumhel as William Lennox, Isabela Moner (TBA) and Peter Cullen as the vioce of Optimus Prime.
Read on for the full message from the "Transformers: The Last Knight" director below.
Good news for all you Texas residents!! We will be hosting our very own Robot / Sci Fi themed convention here in San Antonio, TX!!
We're hosting a bot themed convention set for 7 - 8 May 2016. From the folks that organized Alamo City Comic Convention (ACCC), we are holding a robot themed convention dubbed, Cyber City Con (CCC) here in the heart of Texas. .
We were on hand for "BotCon Over The Years," the last panel of the last BotCon! Pete Sinclair led the presentation, reminiscing through his personal collection of BotCon photos and asking fans to share their own stories about the 22-year history of the social core of the Transformers fandom as it came to a close. Keep reading for details! UPDATED with some more details provided by longtime BotCon attendee Tim Finn!
We have a new update from Acting Auditions about the Transformers 5 movie. They are reporting the full details on the film production with word that Paramount Pictures Transformers 5 is all set to begin production shooting June 15, 2016.
They are currently opening auditions for new lead and supporting roles in Los Angeles, Michigan, and London.
Recent reports have the movie set to film in Michigan and other locations such London with the filming to continue till October 15, 2016.
Read on for the full press release from Acting Auditions.