Sacramento's anime convention, SacAnime, is welcoming Peter Cullen next weekend! The con runs from January 2nd to 4th, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The voice of G1, movie, video game, Prime, Rescue Bots, and Robots In DIsguise 2015 Optimus Primes, Mr. Cullen will be on hand as both a panelist and signer of autographs. Keep reading for the official announcement and a link to the SacAnime site!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Thanks to our pal Shartimus we have a final panel report from BotCon 2014. Get the scoop on all the news and topics covered in the Transformers G1 Retro Panel with Jack Angel, Hal Rayle, Samantha Newark, Michael McConnohie. Read on to watch the panel video now.
The time has come for the public at large to select two Fans’ Choice robot inductees to make up the class of 2014 for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame! Drawn from an open nomination process as voted upon by the readers of TRANSFORMERS fan sites, the five beloved TRANSFORMERS characters who garnered the most votes are now online at facebook
for an open vote. The two characters who receive the most votes by 12:00 pm on June 18th will become the 2014 class for the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame!
In 2010, Hasbro founded its TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame, honoring humans and robots that have left an everlasting mark on the world of toys, entertainment and CYBERTRON during the past 30 years of “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” action. Now, to celebrate its milestone 30th anniversary, Hasbro is once again turning to fans to help select two Fans’ Choice robots that will be inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame Class of 2014!
The Transformers documentary, "Transform Me" continues to roll out. Working to raise funds for the final production of the film. They have just announced there will be a Q&A with voice actors Tom Kenny and Gregg Berger in support of the "Transform Me" crowd-souring campaign that has just launched. They are looking for help to from the fans to complete this project dedicated to 30 years of Transformers fandom. You can help now at indiegogo.com
As part of their trip to NYC for Toy Fair, The Loyal Subjects will present an Optimus Prime Art Show at Toy Tokyo on Saturday (2.15). The exhibition will feature artist interpretations of Optimus Prime, which each artist customizing an 8” Optimus Prime DIY figure and an original piece of art (painting, illustration, sculpture, etc.). Check out the poster and more details below about this event.
Just in are some new images of the Twitter user Akira T 2716 who has shared images and video from the 55th Asahikawa Snow Sculpture Festival held recently in Japan. Takara Tomy was there with a Transformers goodies for sale, including out first look at the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Premium Opimus Prime figure. We also get a look at the many robot themed snow sculptures including the GIANT Optimus Prime that was part of the special night time show. See the images and video clip below for the full looks now.
Savcon will be sponsoring Land of Misfit Toys first ever toy, comic and video game COLLECTIFEST!! This one day only event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah/Midtown on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 10AM to 6PM. Special Guest for this show will be Savannah's own Comedian/Actor Michael "RedBone" Alcott! Redbone has shared the stage with comic greats such as Steve Harvey and Eddie Griffin, He has also appeared in Rob Zombie film "The Devils's Rejects" and has been on Comedy Central and BET's Comic View!
Who would have know that the Autobot Leader had a gambling additiction? Seems the UK's Advertising Standard Agency (ASA) were not very amused by the idea that an iconic hero should be promoting things like gambling. They have moved to ban an AD is was said to depict Optimus Prime holing a sign promotion the £30,000 / $49,401.00 cash prize to player of the Transformers – Battle for Cybertron slot machines. Read the full released below for the details.
Savcon, The 80s nostalgia and anime convention, will be having a one day Dealer Room with thousands of action figures (including an almost complete G1 Transformers collection for sale) and all other loose ,boxed & carded 80s nostalgia toy lines by Savannah area Bottrader and the Savcon staff. Read more about the January 11, 2014 now.
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