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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!



Sarah Stone has shared the "clean" version of the third of her 30th Anniversary retailer incentive Transformers covers. Running as an alternate for Robots in Disguise 33 - scheduled to ship Wednesday the 24th - this cover calls back to Last Stand of The Wreckers, prominently featuring Ironfist. Sarah posted a quick note along with the cover art on her tumblr. Keep reading for the full size image and check out what she had to say about it!



From TakaraTomy's website, we have updated looks at the Japanese release versions of Tailgate and Swerve, and Brainstorm. Previously seen in mockups based on Hasbro product, these small photos now depict the Legends-version deco, with darker metallic colors on Swerve and Tailgate, and a general increase of paint work on Brainstorm, both for greater original toy accuracy, and just general enhancement. Keep reading to see both (unfortunately small) images!



Autobase Aichi and eHobby have posted new images of the upcoming Transformers Cloud Hellwarp figure. A recolor of Generations Voyager Sky-Byte, Hellwarp is an upgrade of Skywarp in much the same way that Hellscream was a shark-based upgrade of Beast Wars II Starscream. Keep reading to see the photos!



Having just reinstated free shipping for orders over $50, Hasbro Toy Shop has released a new coupon code good for 20% off action figure purchases including Transformers. While the fine print states the code is not valid for special items such as remaining SDCC or other exclusives, some fans have discovered a method to apply the discount regardless. For full details and the coupon code, keep reading!



TakaraTomy's website has posted a new image of upcoming Transformers Cloud figure Roadbuster and Hellwarp announcing the preorder period for the figures. In case you missed it Roadbuster is the Japanese name for Energon's Ironhide- made from the new Generations G1 Roadbuster mold here. Hellwarp is an upgrade of whichever Skywarp appears in Cloud, using Generations Sky-Byte in allusion to Beast Wars II Starscream's shark-themed upgrade to Hellscream. Keep reading for more info!



YouTuber chuckdawg1999 has posted a review of Legends Acid Storm and Venin. A recolor of the Starscream & Waspinator still sitting around Big Lots and other stores, Chuck reports that Acid Storm is great but Venin is not so hot. Keep reading to see the video!



We've got the latest solicitations from IDW for Transformers titles coming up this December! Due out at the end of the year are issues 36 of both More Than Meets The Eye and The Transformers, formerly Robots in Disguise, as well as issue 5 of Transformers vs GI Joe, issue 2 of Drift: Empire of Stone, and the first collection volume of Transformers vs GI Joe, and volume 6 of More Than Meets The Eye. Check out the blurbs and cover previews below!



The mystery of the ruined Lost Light is solved! But when a way is found to restore things to normal, what will be the price to bring everything back? "The Road Not Taken", More Than Meets The Eye 33, written by James Roberts, pencils by Alex Milne, with inks by Brian Schearer and John Wycough, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!



IDW has provided the full preview for this month's issue of More Than Meets The Eye. This one is unusually spoily as to the nature of what's been going on during this storyline, so please be aware before clicking through to read these preview pages if you want to wait and have the mystery revealed when the full issue hits shops this Wednesday!


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The Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Issue 33
9 stars
Transformers: Primacy #2
7 stars
Transformers: Primacy #1
7 stars
Roadbuster
8 stars
Sky-Byte
4 stars
Rattrap
4 stars
Transformers: Robots In Disguise #5
9 stars
Tankor
5 stars
Hound
7 stars
Tailgate and Groundbuster
6 stars

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Autobase Aichi and eHobby have posted new images of the upcoming Transformers Cloud Hellwarp figure. A recolor of Generations Voyager Sky-Byte, Hellwarp is an upgrade of Skywarp in much the same way that Hellscream was a shark-based upgrade of Beast Wars II Starscream. Keep reading to see the photos!


TakaraTomy's website has posted a new image of upcoming Transformers Cloud figure Roadbuster and Hellwarp announcing the preorder period for the figures. In case you missed it Roadbuster is the Japanese name for Energon's Ironhide- made from the new Generations G1 Roadbuster mold here. Hellwarp is an upgrade of whichever Skywarp appears in Cloud, using Generations Sky-Byte in allusion to Beast Wars II Starscream's shark-themed upgrade to Hellscream. Keep reading for more info!


Thanks again to Ebay seller Lena88a we we now have images of Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream action figure that will be offered by Takara Tomy in Japan. Get a look at the robot mode of this figure that is based on the Generations Voyager Blitzwing figure mold. Read on to see the in-hand images of the figure after the jump.


Brought to you by the same auctioneer who is selling Generations Chromia, we now have images of Transformers Cloud Shockwave, and the TakaraTomy Legends release of the Voyager-class Whirl he's based on. (Both slightly mistransformed.) Shockwhirl is looking pretty nice, all told, and if those are tampographs and not stickers on Legends Whirl, that's certainly a tick in its favor. Keep reading to see photos!


Just in from Amazon.co.jp, are official images of the Takara Tomy edition Transformers Legends linke LG-08 Swerve and Tailgaite two-pack as well as the LG-09 Brainstorm figure These toys are slated for release in Japan next January 2015. Read on to see the official images to see details on these figures.


IDW has shared the retailer-incentive cover to the upcoming Transformers: Primacy #2, once again by the amazing Sarah Stone of the Windblade miniseries(and upcoming continuing series)! The subject is Starscream, sporting a very sleek version of his G1 body. Stone has also shared a clean copy of the cover to Twitter, so keep reading to see both!


Giant Robot Comix has commissioned a convention exclusive cover for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issue #24 which once again features Pinkie Pie in her Optimus Prime costume. The cover features other ponies in Hasbro-themed costumed such as Rainbow Dash as Snake Eyes and even a Jem costume. The cover is by the talented Casey Coller, who has worked on IDW's Transformers books frequently in the past. Keep reading to see the cover!


Our good ol' buddy, ol' pal Shartimus Prime breaks out with yet more Transformers Generations goodness in the form of everyone favorite rodent, Rattrap! Get the scoop on this character from the Beast Wars series that has been reduxed from his rather lame basic scale into this much cooler deluxe scale figure. Watch the video to see the figure from unpacking to robot to beast modes and get all the details in between We also have a nice of detailed images for you to view after the jump.


Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon has posted new images of upcoming releases in TakaraTomy's Transformers Legends. That's Legends the line, not the size class. The releases are the as-yet-unreleased Voyager-class Generations Brainstorm, and a 2-pack of Legends Swerve and Tailgate. That's Legends the line and the size-class. Keep reading for the images!


Masabon1980 has posted a pile of images of Transformers Cloud Brawn and Starscream to his Photobucket! Starscream is a recolor of Generations Voyager Blitzwing with a new face mold and added null rays, and Brawn is a somewhat more painted version of the unreleased hilarious Asian/TRU "GDO" Brawn, a remold of Transformers Prime Bulkhead. Keep reading to see more photos and a link to Masabon's Photobucket!

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