The closure of ToysRUs provokes a lot of emotions - sadness, frustration at the circumstances, and in some a misguided sense of satisfaction stemming from their latter-day pricing habits. But at some point in our lives a great many of us were ToysRUs Kids. And so longtime Transformers fan and ASMzine
proprietor Phil Zeman
has created the site I Didn't Want to Grow Up,
which is accepting submissions of your stories and reminiscences of visiting what was once the premiere source of action figures for children and collectors. Click through for a link!
Few would guess the last piece to be reissued from the original Transformers Generation 1 series would be the music scores. Even thought the original cartoons have been reissued, updated and restored multiple times. Fans that have been asking for copies of the Original Sound Tracks (OST) masters have finally gotten theirs, on vinyl of all things. IF, they were fast enough to buy one of the 2,000 copies that sold out in less than 10 minutes. The good news is a second pressing is in the works.
After selling out their limited run within minutes, Enjoy The Ride Records
has announced that their vinyl G1 soundtrack LP will be heading back to the presses later this year! Details and an exact timeframe are not known at this time, but it's good to know that access to this (at present) vinyl-only release will be expanding somewhat. Keep reading to see the announcement!
Are you Ready for Unicron #0 that will be available on Free Comic Book Day? Transformers bots are gearing up for their deadliest face-off. Worlds will die, heroes will fall, and things will never be the same. Prepare yourself for the bot battle of a lifetime by catching up with IDW’s Transformers Required Reading Guide! Arm yourself with knowledge, as we approach the final battle. Transformers: Unicron begins with issue #0 this Free Comic Book Day, May 5th.
has posted an unboxing video and in-hand photos of the already sold-out Enjoy The Ride Records release of the original soundtrack to The Transformers
! Anthony got the "Megatron" version, which is one of the two versions available directly via ETR. Additional "Bumblebee" copies may still be available through ThinkGeek, but for now click through to see what the package looks like!