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 Erwin de Waard 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!
Transformers Generation 1 ended with a 5th season in 1988. It wasn't an actual season of new cartoons as one would expect. Segments from previous seasons were edited together with clips from The Transformers: The Movie into a sort of look-back that spanned 5 episodes. New intermission segments were made featuring an animatronic Powermaster Optimus Prime telling Tommy Kennedy the story about the Transformers. Jason Jansen, who played Tommy was interviewed by Digest My Brain blog. Shres some insights on working on the final season.
TRANSFORMERS: REGENERATION ONE #86, from IDW Publishing and Hasbro, continues the original TRANSFORMERS comic book series—and kicks off a brand new story arc! Hall of Fame writer Simon Furman and legendary the legendary art team of Andrew Wildman and Stephen Baskerville bring the focus to two of the characters they’re most associated with: GRIMLOCK and SCORPONOK!
Which of the two TRANSFORMERS comics released today by IDW and Hasbro has the biggest shock on page 22? The official TF page is not giving you an opinion but they did sit down with TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE writer (and IDW Senior Editor) John Barber to talk about the past year on Cybertron. TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #11 (guest-penciled by superstar Guido Guidi) will be at comic book stores and online worldwide! Read the interview below.
Collider have posted an interview with Frank Welker the voice of Megatron in the classic G1 cartoon series as well as the latest Transformers Prime cartoon. He discusses his career as an voice actor and working with Peter Cullen who plays the voice of Optimus Prime and a whole lot more that you can read now at collider.com
Watch the entire Up Close and Personal” panel presented by Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network where Larry King, one of the most recognized broadcast interviewers in the world, salutes legendary Optimus Prime character voice actor, Peter Cullen, in an exclusive one-on-one interview. Get ready for a lot of insights and laughs from two titans of the entertainment world after the jump.
Frank Welker obviously needs no introduction to Transformers fans, but yeah, we will do it anyway. The iconic voice actor who brought a voice to the Generation 1 Megatron character has returned as the voice of bucket head in Transformers Prime. Lending his voice to the Megatron character in the video games based on the live action Transformers films, Mr. Welker has warmed his returned to the Transformers universe and in this question and answer session conducted by The Hub, Mr. Welker answers some questions from fans.
We encouraged you to submit questions for Peter Cullen's consideration for his question and answer session, and now, those questions are bearing fruit! Peter Cullen picked five lucky fans to answer their questions, ranging from his approach to Optimus Prime and how to get into voice acting. Read it all after the jump!
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