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Forums member TMan has posted a topic and video for what he calls the Evolution of Windcharger! In this video he gives us his take on the many different Transformers figures this toy has made for/ Watch the video to see his round-up review including the G1, Alternators, Reveal the Shield and Combiner Wars Windcharger figures.



Paul Dini has tweeted that writer and producer Roger Slifer has died of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in 2012. Slifer, credited as an associate producer on Seasons 2 and 3 of the G1 cartoon and associate story consultant, also wrote the live-action segments featuring Tommy Kennedy used for G1's stint as a Saturday-morning cartoon. Slifer's non-Transformers credits include co-creating Lobo at DC Comics, and being immortalized as the localization name for one of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s three Egyptian God Cards. The tweet can be viewed along with links for more information by continuing to the full story.



Hobby Brinquedos, the same source that brought us the new images of Cyber Battalion Optimus and Bumblebee has loaded new high-resolution stock photos for the Platinum two-pack of G1 triple changers Astrotrain and Blitzwing. While the decos for these - especially Astrotrain - defy analysis, the new looks should be a welcome sight to those who already have older reissues or simply enjoy seeing new ideas on old toys. Click through to check them out!



Dr. Wu has started a new imprint known as Dr. Q, and the first product up is a 4" tall Babylock! Patterned, of course, after G1 Grimlock's T-Rex mode except with childlike/SD proportions, Babylock is scheduled to ship in late April at a price of $40. Keep reading for images and a link to a preorder page from site sponsor TFSource!



Diecast from Radio Free Cybertron was recently given the opportunity to review a test shot of the upcoming Fans Toys Sever, their Snarl-alike done in the Masterpiece style! It's a pretty impressive, massive figure, and diecast seems pretty pleased with it. See for yourself by continuing to the full post!



An article at Destructoid has compared the personalities of three Transformers characters to the fates and marketing strategies of the current generation of video-gaming consoles. It's... honestly kind of a headscratcher, but the reasoning is there - and writer Mark Cosimano clearly has a real affection for IDW's More Than Meets The Eye series. So which characters are most like the XboxOne, Playstation 4 and WiiU? Keep reading to find out!



Hasbro's website has posted new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain! Blitzwing looks just about as good in tank mode as he did as a robot or jet... and so does Astrotrain. These recolors really have been fascinating to see, and I can't want to see if I can ask more about them at BotCon this year. Keep reading to see!



TAGHobby has posted a couple of magazine scans showing off MP-25 Tracks, now in full color and good resolution! The toy's looking sharp in both modes - all three modes rather - and nicely poseable. We also get a nice shot of the whole package in one place, with Tracks in Flight Mode on his stand and Raoul and Blaster on the base. Don't expect anything from that Blaster but a Raoul-sized radio, because they are both tiny. Keep reading to see!



Everyone's favorite Transformers rocker, Stan Bush. Just let us know he needs the fans help to him get on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon so be can perform "The Touch." We need fans all over the world to retweet this Twitter post. Read on for the details now.



The latest episode of the QTransformers Animation is up! Titled "Mystery of Mystery of Convoy," it guest-stars the player characters from the original Famicom game, Ultra Magnus and Rodimus Prime! Magnus... doesn't take it well when people call Mystery of Convoy a bad game. (But it totally is.) Keep reading to see!



Full Metal Hero has posted a story showing that Floro Dery, the character designer for much of the G1 cartoon including The Transformers: The Movie, is selling a new print of Unicron on Etsy. Done in 2014, the print displays a colorful, highly-detailed version of Unicron ripping a planet - perhaps Cybertron? - in half. The print is one of a kind and the asking price is $500 US. Keep reading to see and for links!


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Reviews

Transformers: Robots In Disguise #14
9 stars
Transformers: ReGeneration One #86
6 stars
Ironhide #4
7 stars
Masterpiece Grimlock
9 stars
Masterpiece Skywarp
9 stars
Shout Factory Matrix Of Leadership DVD Set
8 stars
Shockwave (G1 Colors)
8 stars
G1 Starscream
9 stars
Masterpiece Starscream
9 stars
G1 Ultra Magnus
7 stars

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In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights and more!


In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013). As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights, gift-with-purchase ecommerce opportunities, special digital live stream event “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS –SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” – featuring TRANSFORMERS series marathon with special coverage from BotCon 2014 – and many more surprises to further engage fans and collectors.


Thanks to Transformers artist Marcelo Matere who has posted a preview images of the artwork he did for the Madman Entertainment Transformers G1 Seasons 3-4 Remastered DVD collection that will released in Austraila soon. Get a look at the wonderful art Marcelo has created depicting the Rodimus and the many key characters from the series now for the full preview.

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Thanks to French gaming news site Playsmart we have some news on a possible new Transformers game coming to the Nestle Arcade Running Game series. The Transformers is reporting to being developed on the Marmalade gaming platform that other games such as "Godus" and "Beyond Space" have been developed on. According to their report the game is aimed at mobile and PC platforms. No series or characters have been identified at this time. Read on to see the translated story for the full details


Game Audio Lab has posted a page detailing their work on the Asian mobile device game Transformers: Rising. The game is DeNA's top source of revenue in China this year, and Game Audio Lab worked to design a unique music and sound effects package that maintained a stylistic tie to existing media. They've posted samples of five music tracks from the game so you can check out a portion of the work they contributed to the project. Keep reading for the link and details from the page!


Nexon have updated their site with a news and images of their KartRider Transformers racer style game that looks to be a take-off on the Mario_kart game. The Korean language site shows images of SD G1 animation style Optimus Prime and Galvatron characters along with details on the game including screens from the different levels and more. With no English language details on the site, it cannot be determined if there are plans an English version at this time. Read on to see the game teaser video and images for more details.

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Paul Dini has tweeted that writer and producer Roger Slifer has died of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in 2012. Slifer, credited as an associate producer on Seasons 2 and 3 of the G1 cartoon and associate story consultant, also wrote the live-action segments featuring Tommy Kennedy used for G1's stint as a Saturday-morning cartoon. Slifer's non-Transformers credits include co-creating Lobo at DC Comics, and being immortalized as the localization name for one of Yu-Gi-Oh!'s three Egyptian God Cards. The tweet can be viewed along with links for more information by continuing to the full story.


Hasbro's website has posted new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain! Blitzwing looks just about as good in tank mode as he did as a robot or jet... and so does Astrotrain. These recolors really have been fascinating to see, and I can't want to see if I can ask more about them at BotCon this year. Keep reading to see!


Full Metal Hero has posted a story showing that Floro Dery, the character designer for much of the G1 cartoon including The Transformers: The Movie, is selling a new print of Unicron on Etsy. Done in 2014, the print displays a colorful, highly-detailed version of Unicron ripping a planet - perhaps Cybertron? - in half. The print is one of a kind and the asking price is $500 US. Keep reading to see and for links!

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