SDCC 2008 - Animated News Roundup

A lot of Transformers Animated information came out of the Comic-Con International 2008, and we know it's hard to keep track, so we're helping you out by compiling this news roundup.

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  • The panel members said they are hoping to do all Dinobots
  • Leader Ultra Magnus will arrive in Sept 08
  • Activators Cliffjumper will have a new head, arriving Spring 2009
  • Deluxe Blurr was shown
  • Deluxe Swindle looks kind of like Sentinel with Camo deco and will arrive December 2008
  • Voyager Longarm arriving December 2008
  • Voyager Shockwave arriving December 2009 is one bot 2 forms - Puzzle type design by Takara
  • Blade Megatron is a blue repaint of Voyager painted like he is in the shadows
Comic | IDW Publishing Panel Artwork
  • Each issue will have 2 stories, 11 pages each
  • Animated: The Arrival will be a 5 issue mini-series that takes place in Season 1 of the show. The comic will explore lots of the things that happen in S1, or are related.
  • Issue 1 is a recap of pilot with diff points of view
  • Animated: The Arrival series hits shelves August 13th
  • Issues 2 cover by Elrini Maramba (see cover) with interiors by Dario Brizuela and Liam
  • Issue 3 will feature the first appearance of Oil Slick (see cover)

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deceptikhan 2008-08-05 @ 6:37 pm

Maybe the Universe release of the Leo Prime thats coming out? Maybe not. But it would be nce to see it state side

CaseY Jones 2008-08-04 @ 9:30 pm

Does anyone know what this is about?

-Japanese G1 Exclusives or Re-imaginings-- 'Celebration of ALL toy lines' so possible.

Does this mean they may reissue some of the G1 Masterforce Victory and Zone Transformers in the 25th anniversary line?

If so It would be cool to reissue Dezsaurus

Greatshot 2008-08-04 @ 5:25 am

I think Titn Scourge is one of the few figures in that line that *isn't* crap (though his hands suck, and his lack of any kind of a gun is kind of weak), so I'm happy to use him as my third Unicron-reformat along with the Classics/Universe Galvatron and Cyclonus. I'd love to see a classics one, but I don't want him anywhere near as much as I wanted a new Cyc and Galvy.

formerly nortagem 2008-08-04 @ 4:36 am
I'm surprised that no one has as of yet commented on what I consider to be the insane awesomeness that is Universe Cyclonus. He convinced me to buy Universe Galvatron as well. Now, all I need is a Universe Deluxe Scourge, and the Trio of Doom will have become reunited again, at last!

Right there with you! I'm super excited about Cyclonus...and Galvatron's now a must. I too am hopeful for a Universe Scourge... :drool

Also, glad they decided to work out the complexities of Shockwave... :animated continues to pull off some amazing transformations! Swindle looks pretty cool too, all ammo'd out! Also, I do hope they make the Constructicons & more Starscream clones (not really holding my breath for the latter, though)!

masterminicon 2008-08-03 @ 3:47 pm
T!T Scourge?

Yeah, but he has limited posabilty, not really Classics/Universe worthy, at least not fitting in with Cyclonus and Galvatron. Besides, I would think that if they went as far to make Galvatron and Targetmaster Cyclonus, there's a slim possiblity that they might make Targetmaster Scourge. They're re-releasing Armada Unicron. Hell, if Animated Arcee is any decent, along with Blurr, all we need is Kup and if I decide to get that Springer/Ratbat two pack, we'll have some of the movie cast.

Hunter Rose 2008-08-03 @ 3:31 pm

T!T Scourge?

Father Time 2008-08-03 @ 8:56 am

I'm surprised that no one has as of yet commented on what I consider to be the insane awesomeness that is Universe Cyclonus. He convinced me to buy Universe Galvatron as well. Now, all I need is a Universe Deluxe Scourge, and the Trio of Doom will have become reunited again, at last!

Hunter Rose 2008-08-03 @ 6:16 am

Sideswipe/Suntstreaker's gun already mounts to his shoulder.

Just in SunSt mode it looks silly. In Swipe mode it will look fine.

(Although I hope they do something different with the exhaust accessory....)

masterminicon 2008-08-03 @ 2:33 am
Concerning Animated:

Voyager Shockwave in December of next year, was that a typo? It's a shame he won't be able to turn into Longarm, but still, if we have both, it might make it easier to do the double role (for those of us that still play with them), just not as much fun.

Animated shockwave DOES turn into longarm. he's basicly a quadchanger.

Took me a moment, but after stuydying the photos, you're right. I thought they were two different figures. Well, this is much better.

Caine 2008-08-02 @ 7:15 am

Or it'll be available @ approx. September on eBay.

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