During the long development cycle of Jagex's Transformers universe, a great deal of secondary media was created to support it. One company contracted to do some of that work, Mi, has come forward to reveal their hand in that process, samples of motion comic "episodes" that would have been used to advertise and promote the then-upcoming game. But as the winds shifted on the project, this facet was ultimately shelves. Click through for excerpts of the firm's recollections and a link to the article with the videos.
Ex-Hasbro Designer Erik Arana - now of Boss Fight Studios - has posted design work he did for unproduced remolds of Universe Cyclonus and Galvatron! Galvatron would've become a G2 Megatron complete with the sword that was included with Takara's G1 Megatron toy. Cyclonus was slated to become fellow Targetmaster Triggerhappy, complete with head-mounted quad cannons. Keep reading to see the images!
TFormers forum member TheTfboy wrote a special article for Radio Free Cybertron's Transformersdom blog about his first hand experiences with Jagex's long-developed, short-lived Transformers game. Presented in the format of a timeline of events, TheTfboy explains happenings players observed that may not have been apparent to the rest of us, and shows how long the writing was on the wall for the game's ultimate demise only months after it reached the open beta stage. Keep reading for an excerpt, and then check out the original article!
Jagex's Transformers Universe game has run the course of its short life, but the project had a lot of art designed for it, and the artists that contributed have been posting their work for all to see. We have a range of pieces from Oliver Miles and Sam Beattie including elements that never had a chance to be used in the game. Adam Turnbull has also posted a few video clips to his Vimeo account including function demos and cinematic elements, which we've got embedded below. Click through to check out everything!
Transformers Universe, the online multiplayer game from Jagex is quite dead, and artist Tom Stockwell has posted several pieces of art related to character designs used or intended for use in the short-lived game. The depicted characters generally have a Mentor title denoting non-playable and generally previously established characters like Arcee or Megatron. It's a good look at some reinterpretations within the Prime style, and some completely new takes. Keep reading to see it all!
Age of Extinction was by far the most news of 2014, but it was by no means the best. And it may not be the worst news of last year either! ExVee and RAC have looked back over the year's news and chosen the best, worst, and just plain saddest stories of the year. Keep reading to see!
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!
Its been a long and rocky road for Jagex's Transformers Universe game. Starting with a very promising preview at BotCon 2011, things moved into the slow lane for the next 3 years with numerous updates and full a change out of the backend moving from an MMO to MOBA style play. The game's Ersatz Transforming robots were not attractive to players and after disappointing earnings, Jagex is said to begin layoffs according to game gamesindustry.biz.
The official Youtube channel for Transformers Universe has posted two new videos, giving a brief rundown of the set up of the game's world. One is narrated from the point of view of Optimus prime, and the other takes the form of a report to Megatron. Both videos share the same basic highlights and focuses on the same underlying message: Whose side are you on? Click through to see both embedded videos!
Jagex has confirmed today that both Wheeljack and Knock Out, known to fans worldwide as characters from the Transformers TV series, will appear as playable warriors within TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE. Premature news of their inclusion reached media overnight. While Jagex is willing to confirm their plans to include these, and many other, signature bots, further details of their weapons, equipment, and special attacks will not be forthcoming at this time.
Thanks to The Spacebridge who have posted yet another blast from the past that never left the launch pad. They have posted yet more images of the Transformers Universe figures that were never released. Get a look at the Jetstorm and Toxitron action figures that are both sporting eye opening color schemes. Check out the images and notes on these figures from The Spacebridge below.
Thanks to The Space Bridge who have shared another one of their uber rare Transformers antiquities: Back in 2003 Hasbro had planned a repaint of Thunderclash / MW Prime as Menasor. A few unpainted prototypes have appeared over the years along with the box art. Here are some rare pictures of Hasbro's paint guide for the completed toy. See the images of the Unreleased Transformers Universe Menasor Figure that never was mirrored in the gallery below.
Transformers United Seeker Ace Set Out of Box Images and Review - Comparison Shots Show Botcon and Henkei Toys
Thanks to the Allspark's Powered Convoy who has posted an extensive review and image gallery for the Transformers United Seeker Ace Set. Check out the many images of Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker figures out of the box in their robot and seeker alternate modes as well as compared with the Botcon and Henkei releases for the full shake-down on what the new new United editions bring to the collectors table. Check out the full review now at allspark.com.
The updates keep coming on the Shared Exclusive Minicon Three-Pack. BBTS has updated all their listings for the previously reported Shared Exclusives adding images to the pre-order pages we have our first looks at the figures and paint jobs on the Helicopter Re-Deco, Motorcycle Re-Deco and Fighter Jet Re-Deco figures. Again, these are repaints from the Classics line. Check out the images on the pre-order page at bigbadtoystore.com.
Follow on the previous report of new shared exclusive Minicon Dinobot 4 Pack. We have our first looks at the figures thanks to BBTS who have updated their listings with images of the figures. The figures are redecos of the Mini-con Dinobots released in the Classic series. Here we see the Dinobots repainted in homage colors to the G1 Dinobots. Check out the images and post your comments after the jump. You can order these figures now at BigBadToyStore.com.
Entertainment Earth have updated their web site with news of some new Transformers Speed Stars action figures. These guys have two alternate modes which means vehicles that have pop-out weapons! Based on the best Transformers from every generation! You've never seen Autobots and Decepticons like this!
Thanks to forums member Cronald17 who has posted a few images of the Transformers Device Label Broadblast (Blaster) action figure / USB hub that as picked up by Toshiba. Get a look at the Autobot in robot mode and in comparison with the Universe Blaster repaint of Soundwave after the jump.
As reported earlier today, the Walmart exclusive Masterpiece Skywarp is flowing into Walmarts across the nation. For those of you that have not had the fortune to find him, or for those on the fence about finding him, we have added a new database entry full of images and info. Click here to check it out now!
Wal-Mart has posted official images of their exclusive Transformers: Universe Ultra Hard Head, Skyfall, and G1 Powerglide figures on their website. According to a leaked Wal-Mart circular for the week of October 4th to the 10th, these figures will be available starting Sunday for $30 each.
Thanks to "nightwish," we have our first look at the bio of Transformers Universe Ultra Hardhead, the Onslaught redeco. The Wal-Mart exclusive is set for an October 2009 release.
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