Just like we said, there would a Transformers The Last Knight IMAX Fan Event coming on April 4, 2017. The official #Transformers Twitter account has been updated with news of the event. You will need to go to the following URL to find locations in your area and to reserve your passes. They are likely to go fast so don't delay!
Before 2007, few would have ever imagined Transformers would be as big, in both senses of the word, as they have become in the decade since Paramount and Michael Bay have stepped into the picture. Even if you don't particularly care for the live action robots exploding off Hollywood's screens. The fan experience has super charged the old and new, opening it up to everyone else in the world to explore the fascinating universe of these sentient robots from Cybertron.
From March to May 2017 Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots will invade the African continent for the first time in Transformers Animatronics at Emperors Palace. Following a massively successful Latin American tour, visitors can look forward to breath-taking sculptures, made from wrecked cars, on display against the scenery of the legendary planet, Cybertron, that will be brought to life through eye-popping performance technology.
Following up on last Friday's preview announcement, here is the list of the main lineup of rare and one-of-a-kind items that will be on display at Pete's Robot Convention. However, this is still just a partial list. There will be tons of amazing items on display (and of course other great items for sale), so make sure you pre-register today for the show!
Pete's Robot Convention makes its inaugural launch this year, taking the Robot Convention concept back to its roots with a renewed focus on the vendors and the thousands of amazing robot toys they will have for sale, while alsoproviding a great venue for fans to come together and make it the social event that we've all come to enjoy. And like we said, there will be thousands of robot toys for sale! Read on for full details.
Anthony from TFU.INFO is at Toy Fair 2017 and had the opportunity to ask Hasbro some questions about the new Clones in the Attack on Velocitron
and Siege on Cybertron
boxsets! As it turns out, the Clone figures - smaller than Deluxes - are not
Legends class figures! Their counterparts, Cloudraker and Wingspan, are still planned, but will probably not see individual release. Keep reading for more info!
Radio Free Cybertron's diecast is on hand for Hasbro's Toy Fair presentation, and he's encountered a little bit of a surprise: TakaraTomy has sent representatives to Toy Fair this year! The Hasbro presentation is due to start about 20 minutes from this writing, and after that showroom tours are starting at 3:00 PM EST, so keep with us for all of it! Until then, click through to see who's in attendance!
This is another story to take with a grain of salt today. The Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair Investors' Presentation has shown off a chart depicting Hasbro's Transformers media strategy for the next three years. Robots In Disguise
is indicated as coming to a close this year as the cartoon intended for the "Core Kids" demographic. But... is that G1
coming in to replace it in 2018? ...maybe, maybe not. We're leaning towards not, and you can click through to read our logic on the subject!
The final round of Power of the Primes voting has begun! We're now faced with four potential candidates to be the next Matrix-bearer: Will Ultra Magnus win for Honor, Star Saber win for Order, Optimus Primal for Chaos, or will Unknown Evil win in the form of Deathsaurus/Dezarus? Keep reading to get a link to the voting page!
Rob Springer from Radio Free Cybertron has been hard at work on Botlanta
- the con-within-a-con happening March 11-12 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia! A solid range of panels is planned, from RFC's own Headmaster Don to a look at the ToyHax/Reprolabels creative process, to an appearance by Transformers: Generation 2
artist Derek Yaniger! Click through to see the official announcement and then check out the Botlanta page on Facebook!
In the second of a three-part series on Toy Fair predictions, RAC focuses on less sure things: the things we might
see. We know many of these are coming, but we don't know when,
or what they'll look like, or many of the specifics outside of a name and pricepoint. So what are the most intriguing "maybes" to us for Toy Fair 2017? Keep reading and find out!
With the news already slipping out days ago, we have the official new here from Hasbro about their Power of Primes fan vote that formally begins on January 23rd! They have sent us the full details on the polling that will be setup to chose between tree different candidate groups defined as Honor, Chaos, and Order. From which four finalists will be declared, and a final voting round will be held in Feburary to name the winner. Read on for the official details below.
Joining UK fans for the very first time, we are pleased to announce the incredibly talented Venus Terzo, Beast Wars Blackarachnia, will be attending TFNation 2017!
Blazing a trail for the multi-layered female characters who followed in her path, Blackarachnias long journey, from Beast Wars ruthless, self-serving, rebel Predacon to the Maximal-aligned Beast Machines force of nature, has seen the character achieve a special place in fans hearts.
Still doing your holiday shopping? We can symapathize. But also, this is a good time to take a moment and see what Starscream is asking for this year. Some of these are doable (possibly), some are a bit of a tall order... and some lead us to believe he's extremely jealous of the rapport shared by Thundercracker and his beloved companion Buster. Keep reading to see the list!
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!