TRAPPED! Alone on a strange world, the crew of the Lost Light struggle against an unknown enemy—but what does this have to do with SHOCKWAVE's master plan? Answer: everything. Meanwhile, OPTIMUS PRIME finds an old friend in the Dead Universe!
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If you enjoyed the art in Dark Cybertron #1
as much as we did, you'll probably want to take a look at these images IDW has posted on their tumblr account. Going from the rough layout by Phil Jimenez that help establish the placement of all the elements, to the finished linework by Andrew Griffith, and finally with final applied colors by Josh Perez. It's an amazing process that resulted in a fantastic final product. Check out the images below!
The people behind The Spacebridge on Facebook are at it again, digging out images of toys either unproduced entirely or that saw design modifications by the time they made it to retail. Included are G1 Swoop with elements of the Diaclone original release, the unproduced black recolor of Energon Megatron, as well as a set of new scans of unused Takara Autobot Mini-Vehicle recolors. For more details and images keep reading
The official Transformers Facebook page
is holding a poll to select one of the first two lithographs to be produced in IDWLimited's new line. The art is all taken from various All Hail Megatron covers, with six options to select from. If you'd like to help determine which of them is chosen, head over to Facebook and let your voice be heard! The winner will be announced this Friday.
Members of Australian Transformers fan board OzFormers have reported a sweet variation of Transformers Monopoly. While the idea of chocolate game-piece versions of Monopoly and other board games isn't new, this is the first I've heard of the Transformers edition getting the treatment. A normal Monopoly game can be competitive enough, but I'd hate to see one where the stakes are the last piece of chocolate! OzFormers member griffin has shared photos of the set showing the relative size and some of the chocolate property tokens, which we've mirrored below.
Things seem to be improviing at Hasbro after cost cutting efforts to save $100 million in annual savings by 2015. Lead by CEO Brian Goldner who has taken steps to make Hasbro's organization more efficient to serve retailers in the American and European markets was well as expand into into fast-growing countries where they report a 22% increase in revenue growth in the latest period. Unforuntely, Boys' products sales continue to fall to just 17% of their sales. This was made up for by increses in games and girls products that improved by 5.9% and 29%.
As seen drawn by James Raiz in More Than Meets The Eye 22, Alex Milne has posted the original design for Thunderclash as he appears in the IDW universe to his DeviantArt and tumblr accounts. This art features Thunderclash's vehicle form which was not shown in the comic book. Additionally, Milne has uploaded several more design pieces to his tumblr site including previously unseen things like Pharma's vehicle mode, giving a special treat to fans of More Than Meets The Eye. Keep reading
to check out Thunderclash below, and links to the rest of the art.
While it seems like no time has passed since Masterpiece Prowl was released to near-universal praise, it's nearly time for the next in the Datsun trio to be released. Takara designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted a new image of Bluestreak's robot mode carrying a Sideswipe rifle in addition to one of its own. MP-18 Bluestreak is expected to release around the end of October. Check out the full size image below.
News in from the Licensing Expo informs us that Hasbro has brokered deals with leading apperal brands Benetton Group, and Smith & Brooks to make Transformers branded clothing footwear and accessories to countries around the world starting in the Spring of 2014. “The translation of Hasbro brands through fashion continues to hold incredibly deep appeal for consumers of all ages worldwide,” says Simon Waters, senior vice president, global brand licensing and publishing, Hasbro.
Multi-year deal will see Nikko develop range of R/C vehicles and robots based on Transformers franchise for 2014. Radio controlled toys manufacturer, Nikko has partnered with Hasbro to develop a line of Transformers radio controlled robots and vehicles. The new line - kicking off in 2014 and running through to 2016 - will be based on the brand's iconic Autobots and Decepticons from the Transformers universe.
Planet Iacon has posted an image of a teaser from Kids Logic showing a silhouetted G1 Megatron form with the words Coming Soon. Unsurprising that the second entry in this super deformed style line after Optimus Prime would be Megatron. As good as the Optimus looks, I'm sure we're all anxious now for a prototype to see what they can do for the Decepticon leader. Check out the image below.
CM's Corp, known to Transformers fans for their figures of Minerva and Ginrai from Masterforce have posted a teaser image of a figure based on the Exo-Suits worn by Spike and Daniel during Transformers The Movie. Though obscured by pixelation, it's easy to see the basic intent. CM's Corp's page notes that a prototype will be displayed at the upcoming WonderFest in Japan, and the photo shows Spike and Daniel figures with it. To have a good hard squint at the photo keep reading.
Hasbro Toy Shop
has just begun posting their stock allocation of the exclusive merchandise from SDCC. Within the first few moments Metroplex had already sold through, but as of the time of this writing Shockwave's Lab and most other non-Transformers exclusive products remain in stock. Of note is the absence of a listing for the GI Joe Crossover set, currently the target of a legal action against Hasbro by Harmony Gold. Hurry and get over to the HTS for a chance to grab any of the remaining SDCC goods!
DOH! It appears that Hasbro's SDCC exclusive GI Joe meets Transformers has landed them in court with a law suit from Robotech distributors Harmony Gold-USA. Court House News is reporting: "G.I. Joe and the Transformers ... The Epic Conclusion" violates Harmony Gold-USA's copyright license on the animated Japanese TV series (1982-84) from which the epic conflict originated. Harmony Gold claims in Federal Court
that was filed on July 22, 2013.
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