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TFW2005 forum member Deruji has posted a translation of the interview with Devastator designer Shogo Hasui in this month's Figure-Oh(Figure King) magazine! Within, we learn a lot in interesting things - the most notable of them being that the modern vehicle types like Mixmaster's were Hasbro's idea, and that the differences between Combiner Wars and Unite Warriors Devastator are, as we all guessed, a result of making the US figure fit a certain price point. Read on for an excerpt and a link to the full interview!




Ben Yee of BWTF got the opportunity to sit down with Transformers Senior Brand Director Jerry Jivoin at Toy Fair, and they talked about Combiner Wars, how it came about, and how the decisions were made. Jivoin says that beginning with Wave 3, each wave will be dedicated to a single combiner, in this case Defensor! Also, did you know that Devastator was almost six LEADER class toys? Keep reading for an excerpt and a link!




Tom Scioli sat down with Max Robinson of Deadshirt.net at the Small Press Expo to talk about his work on The Transformers vs. GI Joe, his influences, his goals, and how success has put more eyes on his work at both Hasbro and IDW. Scioli is a smart guy with a good eye for comics and their history -and as usual, it shows in this interview. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full conversation!




Newsarama has posted an interview with John Barber and Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover, a 2015 event which will happen in both Robots In Disguise and the ongoing Windblade series that- prior to five minutes ago, none of us had the slightest idea existed. Keep reading for quotes and info!




The Mary Sue blog have posted an interview with IDW's comic writer Mairghread Scott about her work on the Transformers comics and the development of the fan-built Windblade character. Learn some of the details about Windblade how was developed for the comic series, her role in the story and some of the ideas around female Transformers.




ComicsAlliance offers the lastest edition of "Hire This Woman." Their recurring feature designed to help highlight that women are working on comics too. This week, they’re talking to comics and animation writer Mairghread Scott, who is best known for her work on the Transformers property both at Hasbro and at IDW Publishing, where she became the first woman to write an official Transformers comic. Read the full story now at comicsalliance.com




t Christmas, we may have occasionally succumbed to consumerism, materialism and buying-copious-amounts-of-Transformerism. With our Source Blog Collector Interviews we often succumb to the allure of immensely large and attractive Transformers collections from well-known collectors, meticulously maintained and put together with the most painstaking dedication at great expense and sacrifice. Read the full intereview now at TFSource




By now we have seen a lot of thoroughly impressive Transformers collections and breathtaking displays. Having been in the hobby for over a decade now, even though it’s easy to assume I have seen it all, as more people expand their collections to become larger and more complete I am continually surprised by the quality of collectors’ achievements. It is rare, however, for me to see something that truly requires me to sit down and raise a glass. What EdW has done with his Classic collection and in the past with his G1 Optimus Prime collection, well those qualify. Here’s the story of a collector who, like many of us, has had to make sacrifices to create the collection he is so proud of today. Read The Interview Here




Our good friend Gregg Berger has been interviewed by the folks at Madman Entertainment. Watch the interview with voice behind G1 characters voices such as Grimlock, Skyfire, Long Haul and Outback as he answered questions about his work as on Transformers and more. He will be appearing at the Armaggedon Expo in Melbourne, Australian this week for those who want to meet in person. Watch the video interview below with Gregg Berger now.




Multiversity Comics have published a podcast with Tom Scioli who will be taking the helm on the new Transformers with G.I. Joe Crossover comic book series that appears to be set G1 series era. Tom Scioli has been brought on to co-write and draw the comic series that is reported to tell the story of the Joe team against the entire planet of Cybertron. LIsten to the Podcast Now




Many Transformers collectors have moments in their lives when collecting toys no longer seems relevant, and they give up or sell up to pursue other interests and priorities. Somewhere down the line, the spark re-ignites and those that walked away return to the hobby with renewed vigour, fresh perspective and a more balanced approach. It’s happened to me, and it has also happened to our interviewee this month, someone who has inspired me and has brought enormous joy to me with his return, Ben Munn. Once the curator of the fastest-assembled and most impressive Diaclone Car Robot collection most of us have ever seen, it is still difficult to find photographs that trump those of the old collection of Ben Munn. We catch up with him just in time to record his thoughts on re-entering the collecting fray. Read the Interview Now




From Previews WORLD: Phil Jimenez has been in the comics business for a long time, and he’ll probably be one to tell you that he’s very lucky to have his job of choice. Having put in his time, he’s now capitalizing on his tenure, and choosing which projects he’s drawing based on the “fun” factor, meaning passing the Phil Jimenez litmus test is part of the selection process. What catches his eye the most? One of those ideas that made the cut was IDW’s Transformers: Dark Cybertron (SEP130332), and in this interview Phil talks about what the gig entailed.




TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #89 hits the stands today, on sale at comic book stores everywhere, and available for download online or via the Comixology and iBooks apps on your computer or mobile device)! The official Transformers page sat down with the writer, TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME inductee, Simon Furman for a Q&A about the comic book.




TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: MEGATRON the newest comic book focusing on an individual TRANSFORMER character from IDW Publishing and Hasbro is out today! For this special issue, we sat down with writer Nick Roche (TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS) and his counterpart, artist Nick Roche (TRANSFORMERS: LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS). The two sides of Nick don’t always agree…




The Complete Transformers Drift hardcover collection from IDW Publishing and Hasbro brings together the now-classic DRIFT limited series by Shane McCarthy (Mars Attacks: The Transformers) and Alex Milne (Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye) and the powerful SPOTLIGHT: DRIFT issue by McCarthy and fan-favorite Casey W. Coller. Oversized and packed with extras, this book is going to fit great on your shelves right next to the ALL HAIL MEGATRON and LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS hardcovers! We sat down with Shane McCarthy to talk about Drift!



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