Issue 28 will start the second "season" of More Than Meets The Eye, following the conclusion of the Dark Cybertron crossover event, and writer James Roberts has promised for a long while that there would be changes to the cast when that happened. The addition of Megatron was revealed by upcoming covers, but today on Twitter James Roberts has revealed another new face joining the crew. This may count as spoilers for some, so keep reading
to see the tweet and who's coming aboard!
It may not be long before you can download those missing parts for your Transformers figures at home with the news of 3D Systems and Hasbro joining forces to develop 3D printing play experiences for their many brands. They have announced today they will co-develop, co-venture and deliver new immersive, creative play experiences powered by 3D printing for children and their families later this year. Read full press release below for more details now.
Hasbro's Profit Slips 0.4%; Results Follow Weak Earnings of Rival Mattel. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit edged down 0.4% as weakness in its boys' category offset growth in both the girls' and games businesses. Hasbro, which has struggled to improve its sales in developed markets, posted its results after rival Mattel Inc.
CYBERTRON FALLS! The monstrous NECROTITAN ravages the world--but is there anyone left to save it? Meanwhile, in deep space, ULTRA MAGNUS and the crew of the LOST LIGHT struggle to make sense of what they find in the depths of the scarlet sea! Keep reading
Todd Matthy has posted a lengthy interview with writer Ron Friedman about his experiences in writing Transformers The Movie, as well as his background in other TV writing and his personal experiences that led him to fight against killing off Optimus Prime. This is a great read for anyone with an interest in the behind the scenes action of shows and movies they enjoy. Check out an excerpt and link to the full interview below!
A HERO FALLS -- AND ONE RETURNS! The struggle in the DEAD UNIVERSE heats up as ORION PAX -- the ’bot who was once OPTIMUS PRIME -- and RODIMUS struggle with the legacy of PRIMES! Meanwhile, the Lost Light is under attack in deep space -- and SHOCKWAVE and the terrifying NECROTITAN threatens CYBERTRON! Keep reading
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.
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