Suidobashi heavy industry! MegaBots, Inc. challenges you to a duel! You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot - we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death. Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight. Follow the fight!
If you find yourself in George Town, Penang, Malaysia between July 10th and September 17th of this year, be sure to check out the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee statues on display as part of the first Transformers exhibit in southeast Asia! The Malay Mail Online reports that the exhibition will be part of the "Visit Penang 2015" tourism appeal, and there will be laser light shows daily in the evenings. Keep reading for more details as well as a photo from the announcement ceremony - and get ready to consult your travel agent!
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a message inducting Megatron voice actor Frank Welker into the Hall of Fame! But that's not the only inductee - attendees of the HoF dinner have also reported on the other three nominations, chosen by Fan Vote! To see the individual robot, combiner, and musical act inducted, keep reading!
If you're unable to visit St. Charles, IL and see Frank Welker and Peter Cullen at BotCon, you have a second chance! Rhode Island Comic Con has announced that Welker and Cullen will be making an appearance at their convention, which takes place November 6th-8th. Pricing for the special-ticket event is extremely comparable to BotCon, with $150 to get an autograph and photo op from one of them or $225 for the pair. Keep reading for the announcement and a link to buy tickets.
Auto Assembly has announced a new guest for its last convention: Andrew Wildman! One of the most recognizeable of the US and UK G1 comic artists, as well as the artist for much of ReGeneration One,
Wildman will be at the UK con all weekend and will attend panels, sell original art and even take commissions for sketches. Keep reading for the official announcement!
TFCon's website has just announced that John Moschitta Jr, the voice of G1 and Animated Blurr, will be appearing at TFCon Toronto this year! Mr. Moschitta will be there for the duration of the convention - July 17th-19th - and will be applying his unique skills as host of the charity auction! Keep reading to see the official announcement.
Transformers artists are joining the fight against cancer with a new Ebay project called the "Lentern Experiment 2015" The project seeks to raise money for charity by auctioning artworks by various artists. The project inclused Transformers artists include Alex Milne, Andy Turnbull, Lee Bradley, and Livio Ramondelli among others. Check out the auction details for more information on this worthy cause.
Everyone's favorite Transformers rocker, Stan Bush. Just let us know he needs the fans help to him get on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon so be can perform "The Touch." We need fans all over the world to retweet this Twitter post. Read on for the details now.
If you're in the LA area on Saturday, March 7th, you may want to see about getting tickets to The Transformers: The Movie
! The Egyptian Theatre will be showing the 1986 film in a double-feature with GI Joe: The Movie from the following year. Also in attendance will be crew members from both films, including TF:TM's story consultant Flint Dille. But perhaps most interestingly, while the GI Joe movie will be shown from a Blu-Ray source, Transformers
will use a 35mm print of the film! Keep reading for more info!
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.
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