Book your flights now! November 29th and 30th is the "Transformers Carnival" event at Japanese ToysRUs stores. While that sounds like it could be really neat, the reality is that spending 3000 Yen at one of those stores on one of those days will net you one of six reissues of previous promotional figures. In other words, Takara has partnered with TRU Japan to be rid of unclaimed promo stock. Keep reading for all the details!
Season Three of Transformers Rescue Bots premieres on
Discovery Family Channel this Saturday, and Hasbro is planning a special Twitter event for the occasion. The cast of the show and the @HasbroNews Twitter account will be live tweeting the premiere under the hashtag #TFRescueBots. Keep an eye on that tag on Saturday for more info, but for now keep reading to see the announcement!
In one of those things that you can really only call a wacky coincidence,
FunPub has announced that BotCon 2015 will be happening in Chicago just as TFCon Chicago is getting started. Crazy, huh? The con will be held between June 18th and 21st at the Pheasant Run Resort in Chicago/St. Charles, Illinois. More info as it becomes available!
Hasbro held their quarterly earnings call where they reporting positive sales accross the board with the big push from the summer's Transformers: Age of Extinction movie success and support from other properties focused on Marvel and My Little Pony. Hasbro also used this event to announce the new relationships they have with Discovery after the demise of The Hub network and have announced their new division Allspark Pictures that will focus on the production their top brands for of Movies and Television.
Weibo user ZEUX1S has posted an image of MP-20 Wheeljack demonstrating the removeable helmet and the face
underneath. Like the deeply disturbing facial details on MP-1 Optimus Prime, this is a neat little easter egg that apparently has no real purpose except being a nifty surprise and an impressive attention to detail. Keep reading to see the images!
Marc T. Nobleman reports that G1 Voice Actor Buster Jones has passed away on September 15th at the age of 71. The cause is currently unknown. Jones was the voice of Blaster, as well as appearing as the 2006 chief of the New York PD in season 3. Among his other notable roles is that of Black Vulcan on the Super Friends
cartoon. An excerpt from Nobleman's obituary of Jones follows after the cut.
Transformers@The Moon reports that this Sunday, Hasbro will open an exhibit in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island City Hall entitled "From Sketches To Product: Development of a Transformers Figure." The event will run for 3 months and will give a look at the process behind creating the Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure for the Age of Extinction toyline. There will also be a drawing for SDCC-exclusive Transformers at the event. Keep reading to link to the original post!
Thanks to Blu-Ray.com we have a nice round-up of the many Transformers Age of Extinction Blu-Ray Exclusive DVD sets that will be coming on September 30th. Get the break down of the nine, yes 9, different combo packs and who's offering what between Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart, Target, ToysRUs and a Creation of the Dinobots video clip about the extra-footage that will be included with the releases.
Variety reports that Universal Studios has elected to demolish the soundstage where the classic 1925 movie Phantom of the Opera
was filmed- and Transformers The Ride is involved. Keep reading for more details on how, directly or indirectly, Michael Bay ruins everything.
UK native James Roberts, writer of the ever-excellent Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
will be attending TFCon Chicago 2014 the weekend of October 24th-26th! Keep reading for all the details!
The super-talented Sarah Stone, artist of IDW's Windblade mini-series, will be appearing at TFCon Chicago! The con takes place from October 24th to 26th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Stone will be avaialble throughout the con for prints, signings, and commisions. Keep reading for the official announcement!
ToysRUs/BabiesRUs Japan are offering a Transformers 30th Anniversary Memorial Book to the first 1000 people who bring them a Transformers Expo ticket stub between August 9th and 17th. It's unclear what the book contains at the moment, but the cover's pretty nice- Keep reading to see it!
The Comic-Con International 2014 exclusives are up now on HasbroToyShop! These generally have a really short shelf-life, and in fact the Kre-O Class of `84 boxset is already gone as of this posting! Go here to get them!
If you're in Japan between August 9th and 17th you may want to check out the Transformers Expo, the TakaraTomy-run event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand. A map of the expo has just been published, giving hints at what you'll see where. Interestingly there's a silhouette of movie Megatron's head in the section describing the "Megatron area"- has Movie Optimus Prime donated a trophy for the event? Keep reading for all the details!
Tformers is live on the ground at SDCC 2014 covering all the news as it happens. Get ready for the Hasbro Transformers Panel report that we will be publishing live The panel is complete! Read on for our report and slides from the event.
This year, Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International 2014 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a revealing panel event, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor. Fans will want to note they are giving away FREE Rescue Robots posters. Read on for the full details on event times.
Just in are the official details for the SDCC 2014 Hasbro Transformers product panel that promises to reveal "never-beefore-seen product" as well as a preview look at the Transformers Prime follow-up "Transformers: Robots In Disguise" that is slated to air sometime in 2015. Read on for the full details with times and location for the San-Diego Comic-Con 2014 Transformers products panel.