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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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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A little over a month ago at New York Comic Con, a few of us Transformers aficionados were invited to a first-hand look to unbox, transform and check out the first wave of #Transformers Siege toys from the upcoming “War For Cybertron” Trilogy. Of course we’ve been dying to tell you all about it! But we were asked to keep the event, our thoughts and photos on the down-low, — until (closer to the toy’s release, - now! So, what do we think? Three primary aspects really stand out to us.
1.) These toys are *solid*, both figuratively and literally. While they may be slightly smaller than their Generations line predecessors, gone is the hollow feel, that seemed more prevalent in Combiner Wars and certain other toys of Prime Wars Trilogy. These feel thicker, the joints a little tighter and transformation satisfying. And yeah large hollow segments seem to be a thing of the past. It’s obvious to me, Hasbro designers have been listening to fan feedback.
2.) Figure interaction and play value - are there in new and creative ways, and we love it! I always enjoyed how Minicons in Armada worked with other larger partner figures. This series incorporates that kind of play-pattern, without letting a gimmick get in the way of each toy being a solid design individually. The Hound figure loaded up with components of (Deluxe Weaponizer) Cog, Battle Masters (Like Target Masters of G1 days) and combined weapon forms of Micromasters is creative and fun! It provide endless combinations - room for personalizing and imagination!
3.) Interesting character choices. Hasbro has also been listening fan feedback in other ways. Sure, the line has necessary icons like Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream... But it’s not only the franchise’s signature characters or all stars. They also mix in second and third tier and some very obscure characters to keep the series a very interesting mix. I love that alongside Optimus, we also see Cog, Brunt (the weapon component tank for Trypticon, now with an individual robot mode! Hound, Chromia, Cog and even Micro Masters! Heck, even the Battlemaster are an interesting mix. While Hasbro could’ve simply stayed with all G1 Targetmasters, but they flexed their creative muscle with former Action Master partners and other characters that haven’t been in the spotlight for quite awhile.
I will be posting individual reviews and galleries for each of the toys we had time to investigate while there. So be sure to check back. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this sample of images we can now finally share with all of you!
More to come!
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I think its all these new Studio Series toys that had me feeling like watching some of the live action movies this weekend. Did anyone else notice Scrapmetal, soon to be released Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Decepticon, hiding out at the Autobot Junkyard in The Last Knight?! Or, maybe its (2003, RID) Grimlock?! Hahaha!
Did you know you can submit photos of your collection directly through the app, TFDb Transformers Fan Database? These images then appear in both the app and in character pages of unicron.com
There are always a plethora of fan submitted photos to see in TFDb. This round comes courtesy of Bodmod who took some cool photos of his toys, in this case Transformers that have two different faction modes - Animated Shockwave, Armada Sideways, G1 Doubledealer and the latest addition, Power of the Primes Punch/Counterpunch!
Thanks to everyone who has made contributions over the years!
Speaking of phenomenal comics which are coming to an end! ☹️. Comics Crusaders provides a preview of the final issue which will provide an end to the IDW #Transformers universe build and developed over the last nearly 15 years.
Transformers: Unicron #6
(W) John Barber
(A/CA) Alex Milne
EARTH WAR! With Unicron's ultimate goal revealed, the shaky alliance of Autobots and Decepticons is all that stands between Earth and the planet-eater. Heroes will rise-and fall-as Optimus Prime journeys into the dark heart of Unicron for the final confrontation with evil. At stake: the soul of a universe.
This is it! The end of an era! Finishing off 13 years' worth of continuity with a bang!
A double-sized story for the ages!
Don't miss the cover by the man who introduced the IDW age of Transformers: E.J. Su!
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
Prize Inside! has released a number of new #transformers related items in their Shapeways store, including Titan/Prime master faceplates for G2 Smokescreen, Rid Megatronus and #Cybertron Soundwave, a #RescueBots Salvage head for #CombinerWars Optimus Prime, and a g1 style mini-cassette that splits into a pair of 5mm grip blasters.
All these items are up on their Shapeways store, here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/trentsworkshop?sort=newest
We get another tantalizing glimpse, scans from the package back and instructions, via TF Factory on Weibo. While the original Dark of he Moon Voyager was a decent toy, this I feel is an especially much needed addition to the Series. Cloth cape, Leader scale, ILM 3D Model sculpting! Bring it on! Can’t wait to get a closer look.
Just when we thought Power of the Primes was (very nearly) done, a pair of surprise listings on Midtown Comics website reveals a few new treats! You may recall that the mass release of Swoop earlier this year had a blue chest, which was based on his G1 *cartoon* colors, whereas the rest of his dino-teammates had decos inspired by the original Hasbro toy release. Quite cool for those who wish for a unified toy deco team!
The original Ricochet, was named “Stepper” in his first Takara release back in 1987. He was a new character, a black, flame ~ deco recolor of G1 Jazz, with a Targetmaster partner. We can speculate that a new version is likely PotP Jazz with a similarly new deco, and even if he doesn’t come with a Targetmaster, we can always borrow “Battlemaster” from Siege for him!