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In the first of what's likely to be many such recolors, the Generations Series Deluxe Slug from Transformers 4 will be made available in G1-based coloring when pre-purchasing tickets to the TF Expo event from Lawson stores in Japan. Listed at a price of 6000 Yen, and said to not be available for separate purchase at TF Expo itself, this may be difficult for fans outside Japan to get hold of. Currently we only have low-res promo images, but it'll give you an idea of how the colors fit the mold.

The first issue of the Windblade miniseries is scheduled to hit stores next week. But in the meantime, Comics Alliance has talked with the creative talent behind the title, writer Mairghread Scott and artist Sarah Stone, in what we imagine will be the last interview before eager fans get to finally read the book. Check out excerpts and a link to the full interview below!

Shout Factory's web shop has just listed a preorder for a Dinobot themed collection of G1 cartoon episodes, no doubt tying in to the heavy Dinobot focus of the movie properties this year. Roar of The Dinobots is priced at $9.99, and includes six unspecified episodes from the original cartoon series featuring the Dinobots. The single-disc collection is due to be released on July 8th.

After threatening "a new form of Nuclear test" this past Sunday, North Korean Dictator, and noted WMD enthusiast, Kim Jong-un seems to have rolled out the big guns, emphaiss on "Roll Out." Seen here "inspecting" the Decepti-Kim, North Korea's not so benevolent dictator seems delighted with his nuclear entry into the Third Party Transformers market.

After shadowed teasers, we now have full images via Planet Iacon of several new figures to come from Kids Logic following the Optimus Prime figure we reviewed here earlier this year. Featuring Starscream, Soundwave, Grimlock and Bumblebee, there's an assortment of fan favorites coming up to choose from, plus the previously seen smaller scale Optimus and a limited Nemesis redeco. Keep reading for the pictures and more details.

James Roberts has tweeted with some information on the first story line for the beginning of More Than Meets The Eye's second "season", the first season having concluded with issue 22, preceding Dark Cybertron. He doesn't go in to a depth of detail, but the small tease may itself be viewed as spoilers, so click through to see the tweet!

The Beat has posted a new interview with the creative team on the upcoming Windblade miniseries, diving in to the creative aspects of developing the character and her story. No plot specifics of Dark Cybertron are revealed, so the only risk of spoilers is minimal towards the Windblade title itself. Check out some excerpts below, and then read the full interview!

From Amazon, a new hardcover volume has been listed which collects the first twelve issues of the current IDW ongoing series. Including The Death Of Optimus Prime with the first five issues of More Than Meets The Eye, and the first six issues of Robots in Disguise, this clocks in at a chunky 272 pages of non-stop excellence! This book is due in September, and is priced at $34.82, reduced from a list price of $49.99. No cover art or information about extras yet, but this is a solid deal all by itself.

Newsarama has received a special early preview of the first few pages of Robots in Disguise 28, showing the beginning to that title's post-Dark Cybertron storyline, which we already had known from previous solicitations would see the Transformers going back to Earth. We also get to see the issue's retailer incentive cover, with new bodies for several characters based on Earth vehicles. Keep reading to see all of the pages which we've mirrored below.

Alex Milne has posted to his DeviantArt page his original design for Arcee's new body that debuted in Chapter 10 of Dark Cybertron. Of particular interest with this is Milne's own note that he has not even seen the upcoming Arcee toy, and instead based this new form on early stage concept art that the toy itself might be developed from. So it looks like the comic may not have been our sneak peek in to the highly anticipated Arcee quite as much as we thought! Keep reading to see the image!

Chapter 11 has not yet been published, but thanks to iTunes we have a single page preview for Chapter 12, the self-titled Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale. The preview is only one page to avoid revealing any ending-ruining spoilers for next week's issue of Robots in Disguise, and highlights a beautiful character bonding moment some were disappointed to see skipped in More Than Meets The Eye 27. Potential (albeit mild?) spoilers within!

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

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