Botcon 2014: Hasbro Panel Write-Up

BotCon2014webcenterDuring Botcon 2014′s second day, Saturday, June 21st, the Hasbro Transformers brand hosted an outstanding panel showing off new products. This year’s slideshow images are already available in a gallery, here are the details given on each release mentioned during the slideshow for Generations, Age of Extinction, and more Transformers brands.

On the panel were Ben Montano, brand development; Lenny Panzica, senior product designer; Mark Maher, paint; Bill Paukert and John Warden, product design managers; and Mark Weber, global brand development manager.

Hasbro wanted to congratulate the Generations line for finding a strong enough audience to stick around during a movie year and thus “not getting pushed around by Michael Bay.” While there were just 9 collector figures in 2012, 2013 brought 54 and 2014 will bring 73. (…more)

Posted in Site News on June 24th, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Botcon 2014: IDW Comics Panel Coverage

IDW-bannerOn Botcon 2014′s final day, Sunday, June 22nd, IDW Comics was the focus of an impressive panel. IDW publishes Transformers comics, including a pair of monthly ongoing books – Robots in Disguise (RID), and More than Meets the Eye (MTMTE) – as well as fan-choice character Windblade’s titular miniseries, and a semi-regular digital-first series which will be continuing soon with Primacy. This summer will also begin IDW’s crossover series, the wild new series Transformers vs. GI Joe. And a new limited-series online motion comic is starting up right now called Transformers: Punishment.

The panel included the most IDW talent every assembled on one stage, according to Transformers editor John Barber, saying that were the stage to collapse, there would be no more IDW Comics. Writer/editor John Barber, writer James Roberts, artist Andrew Griffith, writer Mairghread Scott, artist Sarah Stone, and artist Livio Ramondelli. (…more)

Posted in Site News on June 23rd, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Botcon 2014: Hasbro Transformers Coverage

BotCon2014webcenterThis year’s Botcon, the annual official Transformers collectors convention,  takes place once again in Pasadena, California, in order to be close to Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming release of the newest Transformers film, Age of Extinction, as well as celebrate the Transformers brand’s 30th anniversary. 

The first day of the convention, Friday, June 20th, was an exclusive preview day for fans who got the Botcon multi-day packages, and Hasbro had a good look at their current and upcoming lines in their display, along with activities and games. The second day was open to the public and found the Hasbro product panel, while photos weren’t allowed of the slideshow, some of the new products were put into the cases. Also, Arcee and Rodimus were announced as the Hall of Fame winners. (…more)

Posted in Site News on June 21st, 2014 by JediTricks TF

2014 TF Hall of Fame Final Round Ends Tomorrow, 6/18

hasbro-brand-tfUPDATE: Remember, voting ends tomorrow, 6/18, so make sure you get your final vote in.

The preliminary votes are in, and fans’ five nominees for the Transformers Hall of Fame class of 2014 Fans’ Choice are

  • Arcee
  • Blackarachnia
  • Devastator
  • Optimus Primal
  • Rodimus

4 out of 5 of these made our round 1 results!

Vote for your favorite every day from now until Wednesday, June 18th at the Hasbro Transformers Facebook poll.

Hasbro will announce the winners at the Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, June 20th.

Posted in Site News on June 17th, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Hasbro and Rovio Announce Angry Birds Transformers

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You are not going to believe this one! After Hasbro worked with Rovio last year on Lucasfilm’s Angry Birds Star Wars II’s Telepods line, Hasbro and Rovio got cozy and worked together on Angry Birds Go! racing game with Telepods, then set about to taking the Angry Birds franchise and the Telepods franchise to the next level… Angry Birds Transformers! And this is just a guess, but it looks like this one will combine traditional Angry Birds play with the racing play, because that’s what Transformers do when they’re not robots, they drive. Here comes the press release…  (…more)

Posted in Entertainment on June 17th, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Botcon, Universal Studios Hollywood Transformers Fan Experience Details

Hasbro smile TWO LA-BASED FAN EVENTS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF “TRANSFORMERS” AS NEW FILM “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION”
HEADS TO THEATERS IN JUNE

Universal Studios Hollywood hosts the 2014 TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE on Friday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This event costs $75, and includes admission to all rides and attractions, in addition to the breakthrough thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” as well as after-hours access from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets and more information: https://ushtix.com/Transformers, www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com (…more)

Posted in Entertainment on June 14th, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Our Results for 2014 Transformers Hall of Fame Round One

hasbro-brand-tfThe results are in for our part of the official Hall of Fame voting, and we’ve sent this list off to Hasbro.  Here are the results:

1. Optimus Primal
2. Devastator
3. Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime
4. Barricade
5. Arcee (G1)

Now, Hasbro will take our site’s results, combine them with the other fan sites’ results, from that create a master top 5 and let us fans vote on it on the official Transformers Facebook page some time later this month.  We’ll keep you up to date on when that happens. Discuss the results in their forums thread!

Posted in Site News on June 2nd, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Vote for your choice in the 2014 Transformers Hall of Fame

hasbro-brand-tfTFV has been invited by Hasbro for the 5th year in a row to participate in this year’s Transformers Hall of Fame. This year, the fans determine both Hall of Fame inductee characters. We’re polling our readers to find out which Transformers character should be included in the fifth TF Hall of Fame alongside Hasbro’s past choices. Click here to cast your vote!

As with last year, we’ll be submitting a top 5 list that we’d like to see included in Hasbro’s upcoming Transformers Hall of Fame, that list will be mixed with the other participating fan sites’ lists and final judging will be made from those selections.

Past winners include Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, BW Dinobot, Ironhide, Ratchet, Soundwave, Waspinator, Grimlock, Shockwave, Jazz, Wheeljack, BW Megatron, and Ultra Magnus, so your vote will determine who gets to be in some illustrious Transformers company!

Posted in Site News on May 28th, 2014 by JediTricks TF

Transformers Animated: The Complete Series box set to be an Amazon exclusive, season 3 will get a general release

TransformersAnimated_CompleteThanks to TV Shows on DVD, we have a release date and details for the upcoming Transformers Animated DVDs:


The long-awaited third season of 
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED is finally available on DVD! Fans of the popularTRANSFORMERS classic animated adventures can relive the excitement and action of OPTIMUS PRIME and his team of AUTOBOTS through the complete TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series, including the never-before-released Season Three DVD, in one exciting home entertainment collection. From 2007-2009,TRANSFORMERS fans and kids were introduced to this high-octane action adventure series, which chronicles the brave AUTOBOTS as they seek to protect the ALLSPARK, their new adopted home Earth and their human friends from the Earth-bound super villains.
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Posted in Entertainment on May 23rd, 2014 by andersonh1

Shout Factory to release Transformers Animated season 3

TFAnimatedS3Cover72dpiThere is good news for fans of Transformers Animated. Shout Factory is releasing the third and final season of that series for the first time. The DVD is expected to be out in June in both the US and Canada.

The epic battle between the valiant Autobots and treacherous Decepticons rages on in the third and final season of Transformers Animated! Join Optimus Prime and his heroic tea

m as they protect the mighty AllSpark from Megatron and his evil band of Decepticons, while also managing to protect the rest of their new home planet — Earth — from its own dastardly fiends! Does this former maintenance team have it what it takes?

The long-awaited third season of Transformers Animated is finally available on DVD!

 

 

Posted in Entertainment on February 1st, 2014 by andersonh1