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Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios have jointly announced at San Diego Comic Con 2012 that the former company has nabbed the rights to bring Transformers Rescue Bots to DVD in the U.S. and Canada. There is not a release date for the DVD yet. "We are incredibly excited and look forward to presenting these highly entertaining series on family home entertainment shelves," Shout Factory said in the press release. Read the full announcement in the full article.
IDW Publishing announced the Transformers Autocracy sequel Transformers Monstrosity during their Digital Comics panel on Saturday at San Diego Comic Con 2012. The digital only series will debut on January 2013 and feature the same creative team of Flint Dille and Chris Metzen on the story and Livio Ramondelli on the art. During the panel, Mr. Dille set up a very simple premise to the follow up story: "Now that they have freedom, what do they do with it?" The series length and price was not announced at the time, but Autocracy lasted twelve (12) issues and cost $0.99 each.
Hasbro Toy Shop's booth has completely sold out of their San Diego Comic Con 2012 Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Bruticus stock as of yesterday afternoon and H.I.S.S. Tank Shockwave as of today. These sets will not be sold today. Cliffjumper still appears to be available, and will most likely not sell out at the show, similar to the Transformers Prime Matrix of Leadership Optimus Prime
from last year. Continue reading...
Transformers Fall of Cybertron
will not have Arcee as a playable character, the developers revealed today during their San Diego Comic Con 2012 panel
. Game Director Matt "Tieg" Tieger confirmed this information during the question and answer session at the panel, saying that Arcee is not in the game because the character customization for multiplayer and for the sake of game balance. Continue reading...
Transformers Fall of Cybertron
players will be able to customize their character in multiplayer with both Dinobot and Insecticon pieces, Game Director Matt "Tieg" Tieger told us on the day of our multiplayer
previews. Mr. Tieger was unable to elaborate, but he knows that some pieces of Dinobots, including Grimlock and possibly some of the other team members, as well as some of the Insecticons, will be able to be added to a...Continue reading...
Super7 teams up with Hasbro to bring the most popular Japanese giant robots of all time to the Super Shogun format! OPTIMUS PRIME and other Autobots and Decipticons will be realized as jumbo-scaled, 24” tall retro-bot complete with rocket punch! These will be among the largest TRANSFORMER collectibles ever produced! As part of this multi-year licensing agreement, Super7 will also produce TRANSFORMERS merchandise in a variety of categories, including Designer Japanese Vinyl Figures, retro-themed Glassware, Designer T-Shirts, and Limited Edition Art Prints! Stop by Super7’s booth (#4729) at the San Diego Comic Con for teasers of what is to come in 2013.
We are LIVE at Activision's Transformers Fall of Cybertron panel where Legendary Transformers voice talent and game experts at developer High Moon Studios come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Panelists include Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock), Nolan North (voice of Cliffjumper), and Matt Tieger (High Moon Studios game director). They'll give everyone an inside look into bringing your favorite characters to life in the making of the video game, as well as answer the questions you've been dying to ask. Read our liveblog after the jump!
Watch the entire Up Close and Personal” panel presented by Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network where Larry King, one of the most recognized broadcast interviewers in the world, salutes legendary Optimus Prime character voice actor, Peter Cullen, in an exclusive one-on-one interview. Get ready for a lot of insights and laughs from two titans of the entertainment world after the jump.
Despite some leaks, Hasbro official revealed Transformers Prime Voyagers Ultra Magnus and Skyquake to much fanfare at their Transformers Brand Panel
and now we have official images of these two figures that show them in their best light. These figures are part of waves 4 and 5, respectively, and are due before the year's end. Each figure will cost $19.99 each. Other official images in this batch include Cyberverse Legions Fallback (Breakdown redeco), Knockout, and Tailgate (Cliffjumper redeco) as well as Commanders Battle Tactics Bulkhead and Skyquake (Dreadwing redeco). Watch for the Cyberverse figures to drop in October 2012. Take a look at all of the figures in the gallery and read all of the announcements at our Hasbro Brand Panel Report
Update: Added official images at 7:27PM PT
Hasbro officially revealed that Amazon and Big Bad Toy Store will be jointly sharing the exclusivity of the Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron G2 Bruticus, which will have a very unique box art, as you can see in this new gallery. Not only does the box art for the figure appear to be very retro, it is retro. Hasbro did research on how the box art and figures looked back then and tried to apply it as faithfully as possible. Learn more about the G2 Bruticus packaging
and remember to check out all of our coverage of the announced products in our Hasbro Brand Panel report
Hasbro wowed everybody at San Diego Comic Con 2012 when they announced that they would be producing a Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Grimlock
in time for a March 2013 debut. The figure would have light up eyes and chest and will retail for $19.99 at your local retailer. In addition to these images, we also have official looks at the Wreckers Impactor, Twin Twist, Top Spin, Whirl, and Roadbuster that will form to become Ruination. Continue reading...
We just got a large batch of official images of Toys R Us' upcoming exclusives Transformers Generations "China Import" Legions, Scouts, Deluxes, and Voyagers. These figures were originally going to be Asia-market figures, but Hasbro has worked out a deal with Toys R Us to bring these puppies over. These figures, when first announced, caused quite an uproar that U.S.-based fans could not get a chance to grab them. The figures will be out in October for an as-of-yet unannounced price. Take a look at the images in the gallery and read all of the announcements at our Hasbro Brand Panel report
Update: Added a lot more images at 2:50PM PT
Many at Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel
were pleasantly stunned when they learned that a Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Voyager Grimlock is being produced. As part of Hasbro's 40 Transformers Generations figures promise, this is definitely one (of the five) figures that many Transformers fans have been waiting for. The figure features light up head and chest and will come with the sword and shield that are featured within the game. Continue reading...
Hasbro has sent out a batch of official images of the cute and irresistible Transfomrers Bot Shots! The images include Transformers the remaining 2012 Bot Shots, such as the Starscream Launcher, Battle Mask Bumblebee, and Skywarp; as well as a sneak peek at the 2013 Flip Shot Bumblebee! These new figures will get better articulation and be a bit heftier. The four new types of Bot Shots are self explanatory: Jump Shots, Spin Shots, Flip Shots, and Blitz Shots. Take a look at the images after the jump and check out all of the announcements at our Hasbro Brand Panel report
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Continuing our batch of official images, next up we have a look at the upcoming Transformers Rescue Bots set Bots and Robbers, which was announced during Hasbro's Transformers Brand Panel
. The images also include the Mini Con figures, featuring an assortment of robot and human two-packs as part of their "Energize" series. The sets are Chase and Chief; Bumblebee and Cody Burns; Heatwave and Graham; Optimus and Cody Burns (yes again); and Blades and Kade. See all images in the gallery!
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