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JayC had a chance to talk with the Hasbro Transformers brand team about the latest reveals at HasCon 2017 with updates on the Dinobots, Volcanicus, Predaking, Botcon & More. Read on to get some insights on the new female Dinobot, Slash, and more reveals in the full video after the jump.




Thursday afternoon following the Transformers brand panel at San Diego Comic Con, our coverage team got to spend a few minutes talking to Ashley Creedon, Senior Manager, Global Brand Marketing & Development for Transformers, and Lenny Panzica, Senior Product Designer on Transformers. The video interview covered a number of questions, including the future of the Titans return boxsets, all the way to what we can expect of the HasCon experience later this year. You can find the video of the interview below, as well as a transcription for easy reference. Click through to watch now!




ComicBookResources has posted an interview with some of the principal players behind Revolution - the IDW event that aims to set up a shared universe with Action Man, GI Joe, Micronauts, ROM, and MASK. In it Barber lays to rest several of the concerns that ExVee had (and I shared) about the scope and the origins of the event. Keep reading for excerpts and mirrored images of some of the covers for Revolution #1!




Dengeki Hobby has interviewed Shogo Hasui about Titan Class Fortress Maximus! Charged with recreating the largest Transformer, Hasui talks about the reused parts from Metroplex, the electronic features, and what to expect from the Japanese version in this extensive interview. Keep reading for mechanically translated passages from the interview and a gallery of mirrored photos!




The first issue of Transformers: Till All Are One is right around the corner, being due some time in June. It reunites the Combiner Hunters team of writer Mairghread Scott and artist Sara Pitre-Durocher, and we're really looking forward to it here at TFormers. To promote the book, Scott has given an interview to Newsarama explaining her vision for the book as the "most human" of the Transformers titles, and the state of Cybertron as the series begins. Keep reading for excerpts, textless previews of the interior art and a link to the full interview!




After the pre-Toy Fair 2016 preview, the Hasbro design team for Transformers was kind enough as to answer some questions for us! RAC was there to ask questions of Jerry Jivoin, John Warden, Sean C. Isabella, and Ben Montano, and we've got all the answers here! Click through to see it all!




Comic Book Resources has interviewed Mairghread Scott & Corin Howell about the post-Combiner Wars IDW universe, Windblade, the Combiner Hunters one-shot, and much more! Scott also talks about how she used the Combiner Wars setup as a way to introduce characters from all the other TF continuities into IDW's comics- something she's been wanting to do for a long time. Click through for excerpts from the interview and character designs for Moonracer & Knock Out by Corin Howell!




TFW2005 forum member Deruji has posted a translation of the interview with Devastator designer Shogo Hasui in this month's Figure-Oh(Figure King) magazine! Within, we learn a lot in interesting things - the most notable of them being that the modern vehicle types like Mixmaster's were Hasbro's idea, and that the differences between Combiner Wars and Unite Warriors Devastator are, as we all guessed, a result of making the US figure fit a certain price point. Read on for an excerpt and a link to the full interview!




Just up on the new HasbroPulse site is a Transformers Combiner Wars Break-Neck and Quickslinger Behind the Scenes article with John Warden. Get the insights on what brought the toys to the Combiner Wars linke as John hard details on their design, images of the models and some of the back ground on the Transformers Combiner Wars line.




On the third episode of RFC's new Transformers comics review podcast Fanboy Vs Transformers, I had the opportunity to sit down and talked with James Roberts, who you might know as the writer of More Than Meets The Eye. Talking about topics related to Elegant Chaos, the way the Transformers world works, obscure British sci-fi and more, this hour-long interview covers some very interesting ground! Click through to the full article for a link to the episode post, or click here to check out all the episodes so far.




TFW2005 user SidneyY has posted a translated interview with TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki, who talks at length about the decisions that went into Superion and why Takara's version has different deco and has reintroduced Slingshot to the team. He also talks about the Japanese Legends line and his hope to create new products for it now that all of Generations will be shunted into Unite Warriors. And of course he talks about MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber, and how it was engineered to use as little paint as possible to avoid chipping on the complex toy. Keep reading for an excerpt and then check out the full interview at 2005!




Ben Yee of BWTF got the opportunity to sit down with Transformers Senior Brand Director Jerry Jivoin at Toy Fair, and they talked about Combiner Wars, how it came about, and how the decisions were made. Jivoin says that beginning with Wave 3, each wave will be dedicated to a single combiner, in this case Defensor! Also, did you know that Devastator was almost six LEADER class toys? Keep reading for an excerpt and a link!




ComicsAlliance has just posted an interview with Mairghread Scott, writer of Windblade, about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover! Revealed is the length of the crossover- six issues over the course of three months - and the fact that Windblade is going to continue on as a book after its conclusion and that Scott has longterm plans for the series and character. Scott also drops hints about a character she's wanted to write for ages making an appearance... Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full interview!




Tom Scioli sat down with Max Robinson of Deadshirt.net at the Small Press Expo to talk about his work on The Transformers vs. GI Joe, his influences, his goals, and how success has put more eyes on his work at both Hasbro and IDW. Scioli is a smart guy with a good eye for comics and their history -and as usual, it shows in this interview. Keep reading for excerpts and a link to the full conversation!




Newsarama has posted an interview with John Barber and Mairghread Scott about the upcoming Combiner Wars crossover, a 2015 event which will happen in both Robots In Disguise and the ongoing Windblade series that- prior to five minutes ago, none of us had the slightest idea existed. Keep reading for quotes and info!



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