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Generation 1
As we reported on before, Transformers G1 and Regeneration One penciler Andrew Wildman has organized a massive group of G1 and RG1 talents to sign copies of the final issue of that run in order to benefit G1 plotter and Rocket Raccoon creator Bill Mantlo. Mantlo has required constant care since a devastating car accident in the 90s, and freelancers like comics pros have no health care. The second round of comics is up on eBay now - keep reading to get a link, help a comics pro and fellow human being, and get a very limited comic for yourself!
Conventions Center
Dairycon 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the show, and will be held on March 28th of 2015 at the Retlaw Plaza in Fond du Lac, WI. Pre-registration is now available, but to mark the occasion they're going to be allowing walk-in traffic for the first time! Even so, if you're attending you'll probably want to preregister to have access to the unique Dairycon exclusive figures. Keep reading for details and the announcement from the Dairycon Facebook group!
Generation 1
Andrew Wildman has organized a very special series of charity auctions to benefit creator Bill Mantlo. Mantlo - who plotted the first two issues of Marvel's Transformers comic and co-created Guardians of the Galaxy's Rocket Raccoon - has required constant care since a hit-and-run accident in 1992. To help with this, Wildman has collected the signatures of a dozen different Transformers creators on 30 thrilling copies of ReGeneration One #100. The first of these is up on eBay now- keep reading for more details!
Generation 1 Japan
Thanks to Autobase Aichi who have posted a collection of images from the Transformers Carnival in Makuhari Shintoshin Event. Held this weekend at the AEONMALL Makuhari New City Toyosuna, Mihama-ku, Chiba City Chiba Prefecture in Japan. We get a look at a large display featuring Transformers 4 Age of Extinction movie characters along with numerous toys, large Optimus Prime statues from various series, movie Bumblebee statue and Chevy Camaro vehicle, games and more. Read on to see the images and translated report.
Legends
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!
Rescue Bots
Rescue Bots
Season Three of Transformers Rescue Bots premieres on The Hub 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!
Collectors Club
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!
Age of Extinction
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.
MasterPiece
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!
Generation 1
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.
Age of Extinction
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!
Age of Extinction
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.
Age of Extinction
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.
Conventions Center
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!
Conventions Center
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!
Conventions Center
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!
Age of Extinction
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!
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