NYCC 2015 - Combiner Wars Animated Series Preview, Titan Wars Official Announcement?
RAC - Monday, September 07, 2015
TFW2005 has received word that a preview of the Combiner Wars animated series from Machinima will be shown at New York Comic-Con 2015! Also, the details of Hasbro's presentation have been posted, and the wording hints at the official reveal of Titan Wars. It's too early to know for sure, but NYCC stands to be just as interesting as SDCC, if not more. Keep reading to see the details of the Hasbro presentation!
Panel Name: Transformers: Generations
Date & Time: Thursday, October 8 | 8:00 PM
Location: New York Comic Con – Room 1A24
“As the Combiner Wars wage on, the highly anticipated reveal of the next chapter in the GENERATIONS story universe will be huge. Be sure to attend for sneak peaks and behind the scenes accounts from partners including IDW, Activision, Machinima and Hasbro. The Transformers team members will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.”
Jerry Jivoin: Hasbro’s Global Brand Marketing Director for Transformers.
David Erwin: Transformers Franchise Creative Lead at Hasbro.
Michael Kelly: Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing.
Sarah Carroll: Senior Manager for Hasbro’s Transformers toys.
Business Insider reports that the letter sent to all ToysRUs employees explaining the company's current state and laying out their lack of severance has set a timetable for the closing of stores and warehouses. Though only some states have reported in, it seems that target date for the end of ToysRUs is May 14 in states ranging from Wisconsin to Hawaii. Keep reading for more details.
Ellia Kassoff of the company Strategic Marks has announced that the company's plan to revive Kay Bee Toys - once Toys R Us' largest competitor in the toy field - have been accelerated in the wake of TRU's impending closing. Kassoff seems extremely optimistic about the potential for a revived KB to take TRU's place in representing roughly 20% of all toy sales in the United States. Keep reading for more information!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid. They got a million toys at Toys R us that I can play with. I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid. They got the best for so much less, you’ll really flip your lid! From bikes to trains to video games, it’s the biggest toy store there is (gee whiz!) I don’t wanna grow up, cause maybe if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys R Us kid. More games, more toys, oh boy! I wanna be a Toys R Us kid!
Over on the Free Comic Book Day website, writer John Barber and artist Alex Milne have given an interview about their FCBD offering, Unicron #0! Barber outright calls Unicron "the end of the story we've been telling for over a decade," and touts the involvement of all of IDW's current TF writers in the planning of the story. Keep reading for an excerpt about Unicron #0, and a link to the full interview where Milne & Barber talk about what comics mean to them!
Thanks to SurgeOpressor we have a sighting report of the new assortment of Cyber Battalion figures featuring Shockwave and Sideswipe, plus some new photos of Shockwave. The figures were purchased at a Walgreens in San Francisco (of which we assume there must be a staggering number all told) with at least one other sighting in the same area indicating the beginnings of distribution for the new wave. They're priced the same as their predecessors at Walgreens, around $18, though it seems to vary by location. Click through to check out the new photos.