Once again this year, I had the opportunity to chat with John Warden and Ben Montano from the Hasbro Transformers team and pick their brains about both the newly revealed things this weekend, but also burning questions that we've been saving up for just such an occasion! We'd like to extend a huge thanks to the guys from Hasbro for taking time to talk with us both on-and-off camera this weekend at Botcon! And you can click the title link now to check out our interview video embedded below.
Just in are details from the Hasbro New York Toy Fair 2013 Investor Event podcast posted on the corporate site. The annual event covers details of the newest products the company has planned for the coming year. This year they are sharing news with investors about a new Transformers TV Series for Chinese Fans, Transformers Construct-Bots, Relaunch of Transformers: Beast Hunters and the many new products they will be offering to support the new series. Read more below for details and highlights form the event.
Watch the entire Up Close and Personal” panel presented by Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network where Larry King, one of the most recognized broadcast interviewers in the world, salutes legendary Optimus Prime character voice actor, Peter Cullen, in an exclusive one-on-one interview. Get ready for a lot of insights and laughs from two titans of the entertainment world after the jump.
During our time at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, we had the pleasure of taking part in two separate roundtable discussions. The first focused on the overall production of the show with David Hartman (Art Director), Bob Orci (Executive Producer), Jeff Kline (Executive Producer), and Therese Trujillo (Animation Producer). The second was more in-depth about the designs of the show with character designer Jose Lopez, Supervising Producer and Writer Duane Capizzi, Background Supervisor Vince Toyama, and Head of Development at Hasbro Studios Mike Vogel. The roundtables ventures from interesting, to informative, to utter hilarity, so be sure to head in to view the videos of each roundtable and summarized points!
With Transformers BotCon 2011 come to end, Tformers is happy to bring you this roundtable interview with the big guns behind Transformers Prime. We sat down with Hasbro Studio's Stephen Davis, Duane Capizzi, Bob Orci, David Hartman and Mike Vogel on Sunday afternoon to answer our questions about the Transformers Prime show. What we got was a candid take from the creator on the genesis of the show and and how it came to be one of the most innovative cartoons ever. Read all the details after the jump.
Tformers had the great opportunity to sit down with The Hub's Jeff Kline who is the executive producer and co-developer of the Transformers Prime and GI Joe cartoon shows that have been airing on their new channel. Joined by a few others, we hit Jeff with all our questions in this 35 minute interview that may reveal more than meets the eye on these new cartoons. Get the scoop on Unicron, voice actors, character details and and much more after the jump.
San Diego Comic-Con 2009 may be over, but we still have so much to bring you. Our very own Jay Cochran had a chance to interview Hasbro's Senior Brand Manager Mike Ballog. During our time with him, we talked about what he thought about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
and he goes through the display case at SDCC. Jump in for the video.
ENI brings you to the show floor with an in-depth interview with lTransformers comic book writer Simon Furman at San Diego Comic Con 2007. Watch the video now at our sister site ENewsI.com
We have just posted our Dealer Room Gallery featuring some of more ad-hoc stuff that goes on at the convention. Over the weekend we will be adding images of fans shopping, rare items, special displays and booths and more. For now get a look at the 6 foot tall Devastator statue and the Transformers Marching band in the dealer room gallery
TFormers.com caught up with Mark Boudreux, a 30-year veteran designer of boys toys at Hasbro about the expansion of the Titanium line into Transformers. Mark gives us the story on the newest Transformers line that was originally started as a Star Wars line. Titanium produces 3" and 6" figures that complement the main Transformers toy line. Its no surprise that key to the new line's success is its partnership with Don Figueroa, best known as the artist for Transformer comics by IDW. Read on for all the details on these exciting new Transformers. Read More
Bainreese has just returned from the Transformers Roundtable Discussion. A sit down Q & A with Brian Savage, Rik Alvarez, and Company. The session report covers many of more interesting topics about the TF Collectors Club, making exclusive toys and other many other subjects related to club and convention. Read the Q & A HERE
A long debated subject among the Transformers community has been the issue of Prototypes, Testshots, and the extent to which Hasbro goes in order to prevent these pre-production samples from getting out. I cornered Aaron Archer at BotCon while he was oogling over Viagra Prime's scratch build War Within Grimlock during the judging and got some answers to clear up some of the speculation. Read on for more Q & A.
has launched! To kick things off, they have put up a report on Wizard World East 2004 and that can be seen HERE
. They were also able to catch up with Glen Hallit at the convention, and ask him some questions regarding future fan club exclusives, OTFCC Europe, as well as future OTFCC-exclusive comics! However, if you don't want to be spoiled, don't read the answer to the last question! Read the interview HERE
It was BIG show and we covered a lot so bare with us as we are still cranking out the news from this year's OTFCC event. In addition the reports we are adding here, our pals over at Transfandom.com
have posted three interviews with Simon Furman
, David Sobolov
and Don Allen Figueroa
. Read 'em, there is some juicy details in there! Check out these and more on-going OTFCC coverage HERE
Many of us fans have been to the official Transformers convention, BotCon, but don't know much more about the people behind it and all the things they do. 3H Production's Co-founder Glen Hallit talks with TFormers about the history of the BotCon event, making toys, comics, Hasbro, the fan club and the fans. Get ready, according to Glen, this year's BotCon will be something else. Read all about it HERE
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