Special thanks to Hasbro PR, today, we received a fantastic #FreeSample of the new Botbots toys. From this, we’ll have a ton of new photos and toy reviews to share over the days and weeks to come. Before we get to that however, there is a checklist of wave 1 toys (excerpts in photos below) with some interesting news:
* 190+ Botbots toys coming in 2019
* Series 1: Available Early 2019
* Series 2: Available Mid 2019
* Series 3: Available Late 2019
While we’re still pouring through all the toys and couldn’t help but start with a few fun photos...
Complete and organized lists of what toys come with what sets will be added to TFDb shortly. In the meantime, SAVOR the newest additions to the Transformers Universe!
Delight in the fact that there are now official Transformers named: S’up Dawg, Fun Gus, Chilla Gorilla, King Toots and NRJeez!...
Lost Bots include:
Frostferatu, Dimlit, Game Over, Burgertron, Bonze-Eye, Stinkeye Stapleton, Clogstopper
Professor Wellread, Snippy Snappy, Totes Magotes, Cranks, Point Deter Ms Take, Sticky McGee, Slappyhappy
More, much more to come!
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Sweetness! What could better than combining two of my very favorite things: a partially unwrapped and eaten chocolate bar with #Transformers! Answer: NOTHING!
I don’t know how any one thing be both so cute and simultaneously so bad@$$?! I love every last ‘square’ inch of this genius little toy. The concept is fabulous, design is creative and fun and KUDOS to whoever at Hasbro came up with this, the best Transformers name EVER! Had to share some photos and info the instant we laid hands upon him.
Special thanks to Hasbro PR for providing us the #FreeSample of the #BotbotsChallenge. Trust me when I say, there will be a LOT more photos and info to share on the upcoming series!
The G1 celebration convention is coming soon and so the guest reveals are coming FAST! So many, we haven’t kept up! (Shame on us!) Recent announcements include:
Paul Eiding: Voice of Perceptor & Quintesson
Michael Horton: Voice of Chip Chase
Morgan Lofting: Voice of Moonracer and Firestar
Jack Lawrence: Artist on Lost Light
For a complete list of guests, tickets and additional information visit:
Revealed by Flame Toys it’s officially licensed, and absolutely gorgeous! Although this figure doesn’t transform, it is a spot on representation of Alex Milne design.
Loosely translated Japanese:
“Wind Lightning Model Megatron (IDW ver.)
The coloring sample is complete! We are preparing for the start of the order now, and I hope you can wait a little more.
We are mtmte to reproduce the atmosphere of the in-in-the-air as much as possible. #FLAMETOYS #TRANSFORMERS #風雷模型”
Run, don’t walk - to the stores to find #Botbots! But not while holding this little guy! Big thanks for the little toy - to Hasbro for the #FreeSample and this invitation to a “Virtual Grand Opening Celebration” which promises, “more to come!” This new #Transformers series just so cute, original and a lot of fun! I can’t exactly explain why I’m SO excited for this line, but I AM (!) and have every intention to add every one of these transforming critters to my collection! How about you?!
Optimus Prime #25 > The Final Issue of IDW Transformers Universe as we know it..
Artist Kei Zama Tweets Panel from Optimus
“A panel from upcoming Optimus Prime #25. Out next Wednesday.”
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IDW Preview: Optimus Prime #25 – the final issue!
November 16, 2018
END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal–as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it’s all over, who will carry the mantle of “Prime?”
– Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the past 13 years!
– Ties in to the Unicron event!
– Part of the summer of Transformers–all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!
– Variant cover by Andrew Griffith!
Optimus Prime #25
Written by: John Barber
Art by: Kei Zama
Colors by: Josh Burcham
Letters by: Tom B. Long
Cover A by: Kei Zama
Cover B by: Casey W. Coller
FC • 40 pages • $4.99
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Special thanks to the #Transformers marketing team and Wizards of the Coast, the makers of Transformers Trading Card game, for providing us with this #FreeSample and info for us to share! The Metroplex card is appropriately gigantic and quite beautifully done. It speaks to the fact that the team working on TFTCG has Transformers knowledge, in knowing to include character cards for Sixgun, Slammer and Scamper in this set as well. Metroplex makes a great addition to the cast, though I need to come up with a storage system for these cards, so they continue to look minty fresh! Being scaled at all these various different sizes does present a challenge for storage. Has anyone out there come up with a good system for organizing these yet? What does everyone think of gameplay so far?
“Hot off the heels of the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game’s successful September launch is the latest and greatest addition to the card game - the METROPLEX Deck, a ready-to-play team and deck starring the famed Autobot Titan Metroplex, and it is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers for $19.99!
The METROPLEX Deck is a pre-built deck for one player and contains cards not found in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or in the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs, including:
· The all-new Titan-sized Character Card Metroplex that stands at 200mm tall – nearly 8 inches!
· 40 battle cards three unique Battle Cards not found in Wave 1 Booster Packs– Rally the City, Height Advantage and Protected by Metroplex
· Three all-new character cards – Scamper, Six-Gun and Slammer”
Transformers voice actor Arthur Burghardt joins the G1 Reunion at TFcon Los Angeles 2019.
TFcon is happy to announce Arthur Burghardt the voice of Devastator in Transformers Generation 1 will be joining the G1 Reunion event happening at TFcon Los Angeles 2019. Fans of the 80s will also remember him as the voice of Destro in GI Joe.
Arthur will be taking part in autograph sessions with the attendees of America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend. Arthur Burghardt is presented by The Chosen Prime.
Courtesy of Japanese forum Baidu we get our first good look at the next wave of Studio Series Deluxe toys in package: World War II Bumblebee, Clunker Bumblebee (is the same toy as the 01 Camaro with a rusty paint deco), Barricade, (DotM Sideswipe, and Crankcase.
These toys and associated thumbnails have been archived for your any-time reference in the 2019 Transformers Section of unicron.com
Also viewable in the mobile app: TFDb - Transformers Fan Database
It's been a rough week for Transformers fans. Last Wednesday brought the final issue of our favorite ongoing series, MTMTE/ Lost Light. The passing of Stan Lee made public Monday and now Unicron #6. Its release marks the end of not just this spectacular miniseries, but the IDW Transformers Universe as a whole, 13-years in the making. They say Transformers tales will continue in comics - presumably War For Cybertron/Siege, but this remains speculation at this time. It's tough for this fan to get excited about what might be next, in light of the high caliber fiction we've enjoyed in recent years. These series and their artist collaborators will be missed.
Available today via ComiXology or your local comic stores.
Here it is. One more double-sized special issue to savor. Thanks to John Barber, Alex Milne and everyone who worked on this incredible series. Another round of highly enjoyable memories.
“Transformers voice actor Alan Oppenheimer joins the G1 Reunion at TFcon Los Angeles 2019
NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY TFCON
TFcon is pleased to announce Alan Oppenheimer the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 will be joining the G1 Reunion event happening at TFcon Los Angeles 2019. He is also known as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Alan will be taking part in Q&A panels and signing for the attendees of the America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long. Alan Oppenheimer is presented by The Chosen Prime.”
This is authentic G1 - in modern times. He’s two vehicles, ideal in scale, coloring and deco, which combine into one rock solid and pose-able Deluxe scaled robot form.
I love the mix of characters the Hasbro Design team chose for this line. Of course you have the icons Optimus, Megatron, Starscream (notice the omission of Bumblebee, because jeez, I think we have enough of him being featured elsewhere in his own live action movie). But Siege isn’t just the signature bots, we also get a great mix of lesser (but still loved characters like Flywheels, Cog, Sixgun, Micromasters and all those Battlemaster partners...
I like how the original character design silhouette was also maintained. He’s even got his signature big feet (will likely be good to pose with Tessarus, for those who like me vividly remember the time Flywheels and the Scavengers tried to survive an encounter with the DJD. ...
What’s more, Skytread is among the first wave toys, so we won’t have to wait long to get our hands on one! We have more to report from the #HasbroNYCC War for Cybertron “unboxing event” so stay tuned!
A complete gallery of this toy has been added to the 2019 Transformers Section of unicron.com
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If you've still be holding out on picking up Titans Return Trypticon, now is the time to pull the trigger b/c he is currently ON SALE for $69.99 at BigBadToyStore. That's a whopping 53% his normal retail price. Order your today form the following link! http://bit.ly/BBTS_Titans-Return_Trypticon_On-Sale
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As a fan and reporter for this site, I've enjoyed dozens of conventions and probably met hundreds of Sci Fi celebrities over the years. None were bigger, nor experience more special than this moment. Pawtucket, RI - Hascon 2017, I sat in the front row, with my 12-year old son (a fan of all things Transformers and Marvel!) as I live streamed and listened to this living legend talk about his life and career in comics. I'm not sure which of us were in more awe, but it was a special time together we will never forget. It's amazing that even at the age of 94 and up until this recently, he made the effort to travel across the world, connect with fans and share his many delightful stories.
Thank you for the memories and the incredible fiction you shared with the world #StanLee. You will be missed.
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