The first brand we think of with Transformers is very likely Hasbro. But Hasbro contains multitudes: the combined work, knowledge, & ideas of the most prominent toy companies of the 20th century. And in one way or another over the years, a great many of those brands have touched Transformers and added to it in some way or another. In the first of a series of spotlights on these subdivisions within Hasbro that cover various areas of the toy market, RAC looks at perhaps the most successful and influential brand to contribute to Transformers: Playskool! Keep reading for a brief history of the imprint.
Next up in the new tide of leaks coming from TF-Factory
on Weibo is a new Rescue Bots
Optimus Primal - which in this line is the name they give to Optimus Prime's Dinobot form! Also shown are a pair of Dinobot Mini-Cons, presumed to turn into accessories for larger figures. It's unknown whether they'll ship with Primal or separately, but if we were guessing... we wouldn't bother, because we have no
idea. Click through to see the dinos!
New from Shout! Factory. Transformers Rescue Bots: Outdoor Adventures DVD PRE-ORDER - Alongside the Burns family, Autobots Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder - known to the citizens of Griffin Rock as the Rescue Bots - battle all manners of hazards each and every day. From powerful winter storms to ocean rescues, nothing is too great a challenge for our heroes. Except, maybe, ghost ships! Oh, well... All in a day's duty for the Rescue Bots!
My Transformers: Rescue Bots Debut is here! Get Ready to Roll to the Rescue! It’s My Transformers Rescue Bots Adventure! Join Heatwave and the Rescue Bots team to choose your own rescue adventure. With many choices happening along the way, how will you help the Rescue Bots save the day?
Actor D.C. Douglas, voice of Chase The Police-Bot on Transformers: Rescue Bots
- currently the single longest-running Transformers television series - has announced that he will not be returning as Chase for the followup series, Rescue Bots Academy.
Neither will anyone else, not even Peter Cullen, as the studio has chosen to recast the entire show using nonunion labor while moving production from Los Angeles to New York. Keep reading for more details.