has posted an article about Hasbro's TV strategies that goes into of detail about The Hub - and what went wrong. The short version is that Discovery was admirably hands-off with the network, leaving Hasbro almost solely in charge of programming... and a combination of slow profits, the proliferation of on-demand viewing, and the departure of President & CEO Margaret Loesch led Hasbro get out of the network-running business. Keep reading for more details on all that and a link to the full article where you can see My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
described as "creepily beloved"!
While we'd previously heard a cutoff date of January 1st for G1 and other Hasbro shows, The Wrap reports that Hasbro and Netflix have been unable to come to terms - a situation more or less confirmed by a Tweet from @HasbroNews. So if you really want to catch up on Transformers Prime, Pound Puppies, or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you'd best get to watching now. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese site Hobby Collection has posted a list of upcoming releases from TakaraTomy from the end of April through June of 2015. The Transformers Adventure heading continues to play host to both RID 2015 and a mix of other items including Generations figures not falling under the Legends Series in Japan. There are no pictures so far, but some interesting things in the text. Keep reading!
After being playable for roughly as many months as it was years
in development, gamesindustry.biz reports that Jagex has pulled the plug on Transformers Universe, the MMO turned MOBA turned whatever they wound up calling it. The Runescape creator will move on to developing its own IP once again; the move is not entirely unexpected after a recent round of layoffs. Keep reading for more details!
The official Transformers Facebook page posted a photo gallery "checklist" of all the numbered toys released as the Thrilling 30, the thirty special toys geared more to the older fanbase and meant to help commemorate the line turning thirty years old in 2014. But was the Thrilling 30 ever planned to be more than a packaging tag line - a catchy way of referring to how many years Transformers has pushed on? Keep reading as we break this down, and then let us know what you think!
Variety reports that the Hub will, as previously rumored, become the Discovery Family Channel on October 13th. Discovery will be taking a majority share in the network, but Hasbro will retain a daytime block of programming for its shows such as Transformers Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and presumably the upcoming Transformers Robots In Disguise. Keep reading for more details!
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Polygon Pictures has walked away from the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards with four awards, two for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters. The other two were for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and between the two series Polygon has taken the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program award for the past three years running. We'll see if Robots In Disguise 2015 will help them maintain their lock on the category, but for now keep reading for an excerpt from the article and a link to full details!
Jagex has released the second episode of Under The Hood
, their web series detailing the making and refinement of the Transformers Universe MOBA. This episode focuses on Peter Cullen and Frank Welker's voice recording sessions for the video game as Optimus Prime and Megatron. Keep reading to see!
Composer Kevin Manthei (Invader Zim) revealed on his Tumblr today that he would be co-scoring next year's Transformers: Robots In Disguise
animated series with fellow composer and fellow Kevin, Kevin Kiner (CSI: Miami, Star Wars: Clone Wars). Keep reading for the full announcement!
BaCon's gotten video footage of the preview of Robots In Disguise 2015! The new animation style is looking good, and we get good looks at Bumblebee, Sideswipe, and the Elite Guard and Dinobot members of the team who are as-yet unnamed. Keep reading to see!
The 2005 board has posted an image from the recent Las Vegas Licensing Expo of Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Mini-Con Fixit from the upcoming Robots In Disguise cartoon. More will presumably be revealed in the coming week at SDCC, but for now 2005 has assembled an overview of what we know from all available news sources, some dating back to late 2013. Keep reading for a mirrored sample image and a link to the article.
Transformers@The Moon has unearthed new Transformers-related trademark applications filed with the US Patent Office, and there's no way these could be anything but
the names for the Angry Birds Transformers. Most of them are pretty much what you'd expect, though one of them is kind of fun. Read on to see the names!
Jagex has announced that due to unexpectedly high server loads, they will be extending the open beta and holding another Double XP Weekend this week. In addition, the cash-prize contests for the highest skill score and the most friends recruited to the game have been extended. Click through for details and a link!
Meteor Operation has posted images to Facebook of the ZF-002 Aristocratic Creature Huntsman upgrade kit for the original Voyager Beast Hunters Optimus Prime. This upgrade provides Prime with a battle-masked face as well as his gigantic chainguns shown in the Beast Hunters series. Zenith Forge is making the set available in two color schemes, one gold and black, and a limited edition black and silver chrome version. Click through for photos!
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