Transformers@The Moon reports that this Sunday, Hasbro will open an exhibit in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island City Hall entitled "From Sketches To Product: Development of a Transformers Figure." The event will run for 3 months and will give a look at the process behind creating the Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure for the Age of Extinction toyline. There will also be a drawing for SDCC-exclusive Transformers at the event. Keep reading to link to the original post!
UK native James Roberts, writer of the ever-excellent Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye
will be attending TFCon Chicago 2014 the weekend of October 24th-26th! Keep reading for all the details!
TFCon has just announced that Robots In Disguise
artist Andrew Griffith will attend the TFCon Chicago con running from October 24th to 26th. Griffith will be on hand all weekend for commissions, prints and signings. Keep reading to see the formal announcement and a link to TFCon's site!
Last week, among the stories we reported on from Transformers Expo 2014 was the custom sticker set that turns a clear red and black EZ Collection/Legends Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime. Kinda. Today, Autobase Aichi has posted full scans of that giveaway comic along with high-quality package-art-style Yokohama Decepticons logo. The comic has it all, from Beast Wars Megatron to Dr. Arkeville to Dark Energon. Keep reading to see!
Masabon has taken a nice, detailed gallery of photos for the Transformers Expo Japan-exclusive Nemesis Grimlock, a Nemesis recolor of Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Grimlock. I think at this late date it's fair to just declare "Nemesis" a color palette since 90% of people reading this will know exactly
what I mean. That said, it looks pretty nice in those colors- keep reading to see for yourself!
Robot Kingdom has posted more images to their Facebook page, among which are better images of the die for G1 Optimus Prime that give a better idea of what exactly is on this sprue. The blue and vac-metal parts are gang-molded - no surprise to anyone who's ever scraped the chrome on their figure - and it seems as though there may be removable stops to allow the shortening of smokestacks for US rereleases. Keep reading to see the details!
Via Masabon's 2005 thread, we also have images of an interesting display from Transformers Expo 2014: An original mold for G1 Optimus Prime! Repaired repeatedly for reuse over the course of 30 years, the huge metal die in question seems to be for the chromed parts of the figure- you can make out what appear to be the grille and front bumper, wheel hubs and gas tanks. Keep reading to get a closer look!
The super-talented Sarah Stone, artist of IDW's Windblade mini-series, will be appearing at TFCon Chicago! The con takes place from October 24th to 26th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Stone will be avaialble throughout the con for prints, signings, and commisions. Keep reading for the official announcement!
ToysRUs/BabiesRUs Japan are offering a Transformers 30th Anniversary Memorial Book to the first 1000 people who bring them a Transformers Expo ticket stub between August 9th and 17th. It's unclear what the book contains at the moment, but the cover's pretty nice- Keep reading to see it!
Auto Assembly, the UK's biggest Transformers convention, has announced that this year will mark their first third-party panel! The panel will take place on Sunday and will feature toy consultant Ceno Kibble (MMC, Mech Ideas, cute nickname) and freelance designer Cassy Sark (MMC, KFC, etc.). Keep reading for the full official announcement!
Auto Assembly 2014 is the premiere UK Transformers convention, and it's happening next weekend! Full Metal Hero reports that IDW artist Nick Roche will be on hand, selling prints of sketches of the More Than Meets The Eye
Season 2 crew, as well as the Lost Light crew Holoavatars seen in Season 1's field trip to Hedonia. Also, colorist Josh Burcham has contributed design for a "Dinoband" tshirt to be sold at the con. Apparently musical Transformers is a theme this year! Keep reading for mirrored images of all three.
Planet Iacon has posted a collection of images of upcoming TakaraTomy releases, most of them in-package. Among the crowd are Transformers Expo exclusive Nemesis Prime, from the Lost Age/Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime mold. Also the TRU exclusive "Rusty" version of that mold, the Legends Commander Collection/Robot Masters reissues, and more! Keep reading to check it out!
If you missed some or all of the SDCC 2014 Transformers news coverage from last week, we got you covered with our massive roundup of news and updates from the convention. Get the scoop on all the news, images, videos, panels, and more as it happenend right here in a single post that includes all our coverage from the show. Read on too see it all now.
More Wonderfest news! We just saw the renders of Original Playstation Optimus Prime the other day, and now there's a test shot on display at WonFes. Keep reading to check it out!
More WonFes pictures coming in! Fewture Models- producers of high-end figures and statues, most notably of Mazinger-Z -are showing up new articulated nontransforming figures of G1 female Transformers Arcee and Elita-1. Keep reading for the image!
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