Optimus Prime series to spin out of “Revolution”

Beginning in November, Optimus Prime will headline his own series from IDW. Writer John Barber discusses the book.

Not to give anything away, but as Revolution starts, Optimus is in a fairly antagonistic relationship with … well, almost everybody. He’s come to Earth and said the whole planet is going to be part of Cybertron’s Council of World, without asking if the people of Earth wanted to be in it — or if the people of Cybertron wanted them. He’s doing this because he thinks he’s out of options to protect the Earth — he’s tried fighting evil Cybertronians, tried leaving the place alone. But bringing Earth into Cybertron’s fold is the only thing he hasn’t tried.

In Revolution this comes to a head: there’s a big, dangerous thing happening with Ore-13, which is a form of Energon that’s on Earth, and it looks to G.I. Joe like Optimus is behind it, so the threat becomes immediate. This isn’t a spoiler — Optimus is not behind the problem, and in the process of resolving the complex web ofRevolution, alliances are formed and new relationships are established.

So…Optimus still has the goal of bringing Earth into the cosmic community of Cybertron. But who’s with him and who’s against him have shifted a bit.

See the remainder of the interview here.

Posted in Comics and Books on September 17th, 2016 by andersonh1

Forbes Magazine reviews the Transformers blu-ray release

Transformers-the-Movie-1986-featureThe upcoming blu-ray release of “Transformers: The Move” gets a good review from Forbes magazine.

While there have been other Blu-Ray versions of the movie before this release, this version is based off a new 4K transfer. The results are incredible, as the level of detail is far higher than previous versions and the vibrancy of the colors are especially vivid. Screenshots also don’t do justice to this new remaster, as it looks far better in motion.

As this year also marks the 30th anniversary for the movie, this release also comes packed with all sorts of extras, from a new documentary about the making of the movie as well as other featurettes and new audio commentaries. This set also affords two discs, with the movie available in either full frame or widescreen formats.

Please follow the link for the full article, which includes comparison trailers for the new release.

Posted in Entertainment on September 3rd, 2016 by andersonh1


Thanks to comicbooknews.com for the following article:

30 years ago today saw the release of Transformers: The Movie, the animated film that saw the demise of Megatron and Optimus Prime, the introduction of Unicron, and the rise of Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime and Galvatron.

For the first time, Transformers: The Movie is available on Blu-Ray.

“The Transformers franchise has been part of American popular culture for more than 30 years, developing into one of the most recognizable brands around the globe,” said Stephen Davis, chief content officer and EVP of Hasbro. “The Transformers: The Movieplayed a huge role in the brand’s early success, laying the foundation for major motion pictures, several successful TV series, clothing and apparel, toys and much more. We are thrilled to work with Shout! Factory to deliver the original movie to fans in a completely remastered HD experience.”

Transformers: The Movie goes on sale September 13th starring the voice talent of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson and Robert Stack.

Posted in Entertainment on August 9th, 2016 by andersonh1

Bay Confirms Onslaught, Combaticons in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Photo

lastknightThe Combaticon character Onslaught has been confirmed to appear in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” as revealed in a photo from director Michael Bay showcasing the classic Transformers character in its truck form.

In the original animated series, Onslaught is the strategical leader of the Combaticons, an elite group of Decepticon soldiers. Because of Onslaught’s presence in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” we wouldn’t be surprised if other Combaticons like Swindle or Vortex show up.

Follow the link to Spinoff Online for the full story and photo.

Posted in Entertainment on July 27th, 2016 by andersonh1

‘Transformers – The Movie’ Lands Special 30th Anniversary Edition Home Release

Transformers-the-Movie-1986-featureFrom CBR and Spinoff Online comes the news that the 1986 animated Transformers movie will be getting a 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray release.

“’Transformers – The Movie’ is a highly sought-after animated feature, boasting a large fan following and consumer interest.  On its 30th anniversary, we look forward to celebrating this film by bringing it to North America on Blu-ray for the first time.  Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series ‘Transformers Robots in Disguise’ ‘G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero,’ ‘Transformers Prime,’ ‘My Little Pony,’ ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girl’ movies and more, this is incredibly exciting and important news for us,” added Melissa Boag, Senior Vice President of Kids & Family Entertainment at Shout! Factory. “We look forward to bringing ‘Transformers – The Movie,’ featuring all-new HD transfer with stunning packaging and great extras to fans and on family home entertainment shelves.”

“Transformers – The Movie” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. See Spinoff Online for the full article.

Posted in Site News on June 9th, 2016 by andersonh1

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Cryptic Promo Teases Big Reveal Next Week

optimus prime last knight copySpinoff Online reveals some advance marketing and hints for the upcoming fifth live-action Transformers film.

The cameras haven’t yet begun to roll on Michael Bay’s fifth “Transformers” film, but the marketing machine is already kicking into high gear.

Paramount Pictures has released a cryptic 19-second promo that suggests we could see the first big reveal for “Transformers: The Last Knight” on Tuesday. The staticky video, which debuted across social media, depicts a torn U.S. State Department document, and is accompanied by a transmission in Morse Code that says, “I’m coming for you May 31.”

In case that’s not ominous enough, the caption on Twitter adds, “Something wicked this way comes.” We can presume whatever is coming next week will be related to the film’s main villain. Could that be Unicron — or is that too much to hope for?

Starring Mark Wahlberg, who will reprise his role as Cade Yeager from “Age of Extinction,” “Transformers: The Last Knight” arrives in theaters June 23, 2017.

Posted in Site News on May 28th, 2016 by andersonh1

Transformers 5 title revealed

lastknightThe forthcoming fifth live-action Transformers film has been named, according to ComingSoon.net.

Paramount Pictures has today announced the official title for the upcoming Transformers 5. Get ready for Michael Bay‘s Transformers: The Last Knight to hit the big screen June 23, 2017!

The Transformers: The Last Knight cast is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager as well as new roles for Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Growing Up Fisher) as the film’s female lead, Izabella. Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show, Neighbors) is also set to play an unspecified leading role.

Production on Transformers: The Last Knight is set to begin June 6 in Detroit with production planned to take place at various locations around the world. 

Follow the link for the rest of the article. Thanks to board member Sparky Prime for the news.

Posted in Entertainment on May 17th, 2016 by andersonh1

Is this the replacement for Botcon?

Hasbro smileHasbro has applied to trademark the name “Hasbrocon”. The application was filed on  Monday, 9th of May 2016. With all the rumors that this years Botcon could well be the last, it’s not a stretch to wonder if Hasbro plans to run their own convention to promote their various brands.

Category: Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film

Thanks to “Transformers at the Moon” for this information.

Posted in Entertainment, Toys and Collectibles on May 14th, 2016 by andersonh1

TILL ALL ARE ONE Will Be ‘The Most Human Of All TRANSFORMERS Books’

Till all are oneTransformers is about giant robots that can change into vehicles and other forms, but its finest moments are when these would-be automotons show their own kind of humanity. And in the new ongoing series Transformers: Till All Are One debuting this June, writer Mairghread Scott is looking to make it the most human story yet.

Set on Cybertron and the political in-fighting between Starscream and Windblade to craft a new era for Transformers on Cybertron and beyond, the series has a broader scope than any Transformers series before. Picking up thematically from her last series, Transformers: Windblade, Scott and artist Sara Pitre-Durocher are looking to delve deeper into the heart of being a Transformer.

Read the full interview at Newsarama’s website, here.

Posted in Comics and Books on May 9th, 2016 by andersonh1

Hasbro PULSE Teases Transformers at New York Comic Con

f000fc3eed44e7f6df560d3dbe1e1dba“I see London, I see France, I see Blaster’s underpants?”

The Hasbro PULSE website is teasing the upcoming New York Comic Con with a silhouetted image of figures we can expect to be announced at the convention, which opens October 8th.

Will this reveal the previously-rumored Titan Wars/Titans Return subline? Only time will tell.

Posted in Site News on October 6th, 2015 by JediTricks