This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Hey, it’s our 18th anniversary show! Now with that out of the way, what a crazy week this was! Between Grotusque being announced Thursday at NYCC and in some of our hands by Friday, to the revelation that Takara-Tomy is looking to produce a Grand Maximus and Greatshot, this has been quite a week for Transformers fans! Also on the show we probably spend just a bit too much time talking about Jason Jansen and his birthday. All that and more on this week’s Radio Free Cybertron!
Chris McFeely has announced that the TFNation exclusive Transformers Animated graphic novel, "Trial and Error," is now preparing to ship its eagerly-awaited second printing! The book - sold at UK convention TFNation in limited quantities, is written by McFeely with Jim Sorenson and features art by Ed Pirrie, Gavin Spence, and @Herzspalter, coloring and designs by Josh Perez and lettering by Andrew Turnbull. Keep reading for details!
On today's Hasbro Transformers presentation streamed live via Twitch, we got out first full color look at the Power of The Primes Dinobot Combiner Volcanicus, the surprise reveal of Titans Return Grotusque, and the teaser featuring the unnamed-but-obviously-Divebomb's wings heralding the appearance of Predaking at Toy Fair in February. The event wasn't all that well publicized and a lot of people missed it as it was happening, but we're here to catch you up with screenshots showing the highlights of the half hour panel. Keep reading to see over 50 images!
NYCC is happening now! Yes, already: barely a month after HasCon and the week after TFCon, we've got another major convention happening. Twitch TV is streaming presentations from the event, and Hasbro's Transformers presentation is scheduled for between 11:15 and 11:45 this morning, so hopefully we'll see some of it! Keep reading to see, and we'll update with info as it happens! PS: Note that some of the ads and other content on the stream are likely NSFW.
IDW Publishing have just informed us of their schedule for this years New York Comic-Con 2017 that will include a number of Transformers related events at Booth #1844. First up, Transformers artist Alex Milne will be there signing on Thursday, as well as Exclusive Hasbro Transformers pins will be given out at the booth, limited to 100 each for Bumblebee, Autobots shield, and Decepticons Shield. Read on for the full schedule with times and places.
TFCon and MasterMind Creations have announced two new exclusives for their Washington DC convention, starting today! The first is a recolor of MMC's Calidus into the "Shadow Ghost" color scheme, which is an evil Rodimus with a goatee. Second is a remold of their Kultur figure into an alternate version of Tarn who wears an Autobot mask as opposed to a Decepticon one. Keep reading for photos!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: HASCON is over, TFCon is next week, and NYCC is the week after! We are here to keep you up to date on all of the Transformers news, opinion, and analysis that you need! HASCON exclusives came and (mostly) went today at HTS, did you get yours? If you didn't get your Arcee, you should participate in our 18th anniversary contest! Also on the show Toys R Us moves forward with bankruptcy, new Transformers statues are coming your way, That Takara Tomy Cogman you were banking on has been delayed and way, way, way more!
HasbroToyShop now has all the HasCon exclusives up for sale! "First Sale" Titans Return Arcee with Leinad and Power Bank Optimus Prime are both up for grabs and in stock as of this writing! SDCC Exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime is even back in stock - but don't expect that to stay the case for long. Keep reading for a link!
While you're still recovering from your HasCon trip, it may not be the best time to tell you... but in case you need reminded: only two more weeks to TFCon USA! Planet X has posted images to Facebook displaying their exclusive for the DC convention: a clear plastic "ghost" variant of their War For Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron Starscream figure. Keep reading to see!
This week on Radio Free: HasCon is over and we're back home. We spend much of the show recapping and sharing our thoughts of Hasbro's first convention. Did it match our expectations? Besides all of the news coming out of HasCon, we have new information from Takara-Tomy on G2 Megatron, finally! Also on the show we have our interview with John Warden and Ben Montano from Hasbro, as well as our interview with Pablo Calvo of Space Ape Games! Check it out!
Singapore Fangroup Planet Iacon has posted images from their hometown Singapore Toy, Game, & Comic Convention 2017 to Facebook! On display are Flame Toys' super-detailed, super-articulated Drift, MP-12+ Masterpiece Sideswipe Animation Version, LG50 Legends Series Sixshot, and LG-EX God Ginrai in all his retro-chromed glory. Keep reading to see it all!
The website Fansided has posted official images of the Power of the Primes Dinobots from HasCon 2017! And with we also get the official image of Leader Optimus Prime... and some pricing info. It looks like we are in for yet another price increase, though not across all price points. Keep reading for details.
At his joint panel with eternal co-star and friend Frank Welker, G1/Film/Aligned Optimus Prime voice Peter Cullen let it slip that Susan Blu, accomplished voice director and voice of G1 Arcee, would be inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame this year. Keep reading for the tweet from @TFU_INFO and more details on Blu's career!