Transformers: The Manga, vol. 1

Scheduled for a March 10 release date from Viz Media is “Transformers: The Manga”. These stories from the 1980s have been translated into English for the first time. Written by Masumi Kaneda, art by Ban Magami and English language lettering by Brandon Bovia.

In this collector’s volume, the Autobots and their young friend Kenji must stand tall against the Decepticons in an interplanetary conflict! These classic stories are from the dawn of the Transformers, and this volume contains thrilling tales such as “The Great Transformer War” and “Fight! Super Robot Life-Form Transformers!”—plus an extensive art gallery!

Further details can be found on Viz Media’s website:

https://www.viz.com/read/manga/transformers-the-manga-volume-1/product/6181

Posted in Comics and Books, International on March 11th, 2020 by andersonh1

“War for Cybertron” trailer debuts at New York Toy Fair

The trailer for the Netflix original anime series, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege made its debut yesterday at the New York Toy Fair, and it promises to showcase a new side of the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons.

The trailer is set during the midpoint of the War for Cybertron, and things are not looking good for the Autobots, who are trying to prevent Megatron from finding the AllSpark.

Developed by Rooster Teeth Studios, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege will premiere later this year on Netflix. The series features the voice talents of Jake Foushee as Optimus Prime, Jason Marnocha as Megatron, Linsay Rousseau as Elita-1, Joe Zieja as Bumblebee, Frank Todaro as Starscream, Rafael Goldstein as Ratchet, Keith Silverstein as Jetfire, Todd Haberkorn as Shockwave & Red Alert , Edward Bosco as Ultra Magnus & Soundwave, Bill Rogers as Wheeljack, Sophia Isabella as Arcee, Brook Chalmers as Impactor, Shawn Hawkins as Mirage, Kaiser Johnson as Ironhide, Miles Luna as Teletraan I & Cliffjumper, and Mark Whitten as Sideswipe & Skywarp.

Posted in Entertainment on February 23rd, 2020 by andersonh1

Transformers Galaxies #5 preview

A preview of Transformers Galaxies #5 is now available on Apple Books preview:

“Wannabee,” Part One! Years ago, a Probat scientist visiting Cybertron had his life saved by the one and only Bumblebee! Now the Probats are huge fans, and when Deathsaurus goes to negotiate a new energy deal, he wants their number one bot on his side. Unfortunately, Bee’s a little busy, so Deathsaurus turns to the next best option—the guy who looks like red Bumblebee, Cliffjumper!

The issue is scheduled to arrive on shelves March 4. You can find the preview pages at the following link:

https://books.apple.com/us/book/transformers-galaxies-5/id1499748560

Posted in Comics and Books, Entertainment on February 21st, 2020 by andersonh1

Music from the classic G1 series on YouTube

Portions of the classic G1 Transformers cartoon soundtrack have been released on YouTube as part of Hasbro’s Soundtrack Saturdays. They can be found on Hasbro’s official Tranformers YouTube channel. The soundtrack was released on vinyl a few years ago and features music by Robert J. Walsh, Johnny Douglas, Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder.

Posted in Site News on February 16th, 2020 by andersonh1

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Ectotron!

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Posted in Toys and Collectibles on February 15th, 2019 by JediTricks TF

Toy Fair: Transformers Generations War For Cybertron Figures Revealed

Toy Fair is just around the corner, but Hasbro has an early surprise for Transformers fans in this exclusive first look at four new figures from the Transformers Generations War For Cybertron line.

For those unfamiliar, Siege is the first part of the War For Cybertron trilogy, which pairs Generation 1 characters and designs with transforming and combinable weapons within a story that takes place during the final battle for Cybertron between the Autobots and the Decepticons. We’ve got your first look at four new additions that Hasbro is making to the line and first up is the towering titan Autobot Omega Supreme.

Read the remainder of the article here.

Posted in Significant Sightings, Toys and Collectibles on February 6th, 2019 by andersonh1

More G1 reissues on the way: Cassettes!

After offering a number of classic Generation One figures in fairly authentic replica packaging, Wal Mart is apparently planning to continue these releases. Some of Soundwave’s cassette minions will apparently be hitting the store shelves soon, so keep your eyes open.

The report offers these details:

Another great G1 reissue is coming to the market. Via TF-Factory on Weibo, we can share for you images of the G1 Ravage & Rumble and Laserbeak & Frenzy reissues.


These are sure the perfect complement for the G1 Soundwave & Buzzaw reissue revealed a while ago. Soundwave’s cassettes come in classic G1 2-packs with no differences compared to the original releases (Rumble is the red guy, Frenzy is blue guy as in the original toys), but Laserbeak seems to have shorter laser guns.

There is no information about price or release date at this time.

Thanks to TFW2005 for this story.

Posted in Significant Sightings, Toys and Collectibles on January 31st, 2019 by andersonh1

Interview with Transformers producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura

Metro.us has an article on the current state of the Transformers franchise on the big screen, in which producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura offers several thoughts about the future.

“We actually have an animated movie in the works that will tell the whole Cybertron mythology. The fans will love that,” diBonaventura teases. “We’re trying to figure out an [Optimus Prime solo movie].”

However, diBonaventura admits that trying to create an Optimus Prime solo movie will be rather tricky.

“It will be hard with Optimus, he is always right, very stoic and is a man of few words … It is kind of like saying, ‘Lets do a movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi?’ But how much is there to say about Obi-Wan? It is not so easy.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Posted in Entertainment on December 23rd, 2018 by andersonh1

IDW’s new Transformers continuity debuts in March

It didn’t take long for details to emerge about the forthcoming new Transformers comic book series, once again published by IDW. It will go back to before the war ever began and explore the road to the conflict.

The war between Autobots and Decepticons will start all over again in 2019, but IDW Publishing’s ambitious Transformers comic book relaunch is, fittingly, more than meets the eye — expanding the franchise in new directions by revealing the origins of the conflict that traveled from Cybertron to Earth and beyond.

The new series, titled simply Transformers, will see writer Brian Ruckley and artists Angel Hernandez and Ron Joseph tell the story of Cybertron before the war, and of the mysterious death that ended an age of peace on the planet. Bumblebee, soon to star in his own movie, will be one of the protagonists of the new title, which will publish twice a month.

“We are eager to begin this new chapter in Transformers storytelling,” Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s vp global publishing, said in a statement about the new series. “We are excited to begin a tale that will be accessible and appealing to readers unfamiliar with Transformers lore, while still providing the depth and drama that our longtime fans expect. It’s a big responsibility, but we’ve got the right team and the right characters to do it.”

The remainder of the article can be read at the Hollywood Reporter website.

Another article, along with larger images of the covers, can be found at CBR.com.

Posted in Comics and Books on December 18th, 2018 by andersonh1

New Wal-Mart G1 reissue: Optimus Prime?

Thanks to TFW2005 for the following report. It’s possible that the next Wal-Mart G1 reissue with be Optimus Prime, without his trailer, interestingly. The report came from the Transformers Never Die Facebook group, who shared the image from the 22nd Bahamut Gamer Party 2018. Further facts will be needed to determine if this reissue is headed for the United States or not, but in the meantime this is a very nice possibility for the Transformer collector.

Addition: new pictures available here.

 

 

Posted in International, Significant Sightings, Toys and Collectibles on December 16th, 2018 by andersonh1