By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Roberto Orci, who along with Alex Kurtzman excutive produced Transforemers Prime, has taken part in a brief Q&A session with IGN
and confirmed his involvement in the next Transformers show.
A key point of the discussion that will interest many of you is the statement about what is coming next. "It’s not really a reboot, it’s sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form." - Orci goes on to explain that this means they want to service the right audiences, they don't want to scare little kids the way Transformers Prime sometimes could. Essentially a parallel series that is "connected" but friendly to the family. In response to a follow-up question on this, Orci states that the look will be more kid-friendly, but the wit will still be there, it won't be any less entertaining or any less like Transformers, but they don't want to put off little kids with the series' intensity.
One thing that is interesting is that when asked if Transformers Prime as a story will be in continuity with this series, Roberto was non-committal, explaining that this very issue is currently under discussion - so while not a complete reboot, it sounds as though the new series being a direct sequel is equally not confirmed.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Next up in our series of galleries looking at the all-new IDW Comics series of Transformers Generations Deluxes is the lone Decepticon in the assortment, Megatron! This Megatron
is based on the stealth bomber design the Decepticon leader sported from the "Return of the Decepticons" arc through to the conclusion of Chaos - a design which from its debut in the comics, fans have clamored for a toy of. Hasbro has heard the requests and has given fans what they asked for!
The IDW Generations Megatron is a very nicely designed figure. Cast mainly in black plastic, there is some glitter incorporated to give it a bit of sparkle and keep the toy from being too flat black. The black is broken up by two different tones of purple, and a few red highlights, used sparingly. It is a simple and entirely traditional Decepticon deco, and it works. Scale wise, Megatron is a modern Deluxe size, so a little smaller than his peers from a few years ago, but ignoring relative scale on the shelf - because after all, Transformers toy scale has always been subjective - and you have a toy whose design exudes menace. Megatron is tall and slender, yet broad shouldered. Like Trailbreaker, there is a lack of vehicle parts hanging off the robot mode, everything is ingeniously hidden, with the wingtips detaching and forming the railgun. Poseability is excellent, and Megatron can assume some of his truly iconic poses with ease. Overall, this is one of the best designed Deluxes to come out of Hasbro in the Generations line so far, and even if the size does bother you, I'd still recommend taking a look at this toy - it is very, very good and lots of fun to fiddle with.
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
that the Toys R Us exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave
has been spotted at Canadian retail.
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
For our next gallery, we are bringing you a look at one of the most awaited Deluxe class toys Hasbro has released in their Generations line. Ever since the Classics line was revived as Universe, fans have eagerly awaited a Trailbreaker to complete their Classics set of original 1984 Autobots. Now at long last in the new IDW comic pack-in Generations series, Trailbreaker finally has his Classics toy! Renamed Trailcutter
for trademark reasons (or because Whirl convinced him that having "breaker" in his name was a bad idea) the Autobot forcefield specialist is here to fill out a gap on those Classics Autobots shelves!
We'll get the negatives out the way first for this toy - yes, the vehicle mode is quite small or "compact" you might say, and yes, the robot mode is not quite as large as perhaps a Classics Trailbreaker ought to be. And yes, the torso has a small problem staying clicked in (but not like Generations Blitzwing levels of frustration). If you put that aside, though, ou have a very nicely designed Autobot for your collection. Trailcutter is solidly built, stout and free of extraneous vehicle bits in robot mode. A lot of his vehicle mass goes on his chest and arms, giving Trailcutter a heroic and well-built robot mode that nicely evokes a modern interpretation of the Generation 1 toy as well as the robot mode design featured in the More than Meets the Eye comics. Trailcutter's weapon is a shield / blaster hybrid that can store on the back to evoke the "two missiles on the shoulders" look of the Generation 1 toy. All in all, Trailcutter is a nicely designed Deluxe class toy, well-proportioned, spot on to the art, and extremely fun to play about with.
Enough of our rambling now - open the link below to check out our full gallery of Trailcutter to judge for yourself!
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By Sol Fury from TFW2005
Nick Roche has tweeted some lineart for one of the prints that he will be selling at Auto Assembly 2013 this weekend. This print, titled "More than Meets the Bad Guys
", showcases many of the villains featured in More than Meets the Eye over its first 19 issues - be warned, this print does include the villain from Remain in Light! Do not click on the thumbnail at left or the link above if you do not want the identity of the villain of this arc to be spoiled! In a later tweet
, Nick Roche has also teased a second print, "More than Meets the Feels". Lastly, Nick is polling interest in having more copies of last year's Lost Light crew print available at Auto Assembly 2013, which showcases the core cast of the first arc of More than Meets the Eye. If you want a copy, tweet Nick here to show your support
Auto Assembly 2013 is taking place this weekend, 9 August - 11 August 2013 at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, England. As well as Nick Roche, guests include Neil Kaplan the voice of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, Dan Gilvezan the voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee, and Steve Blum the voice of Transformers Prime Starscream and Rescue Bots Heatwave, plus legendary Transformers comics writer Simon Furman, More than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts, and Andrew Wildman, Liam Shalloo, Ed Pirrie, Kat Nicholson, Jason Cardy, Kris Carter, John-Paul Bove and making their Auto Assembly debut, Andrew Griffith and Alex Milne! Find out more at the Auto Assembly homepage
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Last time; for Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Amazon first leaked the title and later the plot of the movie. This time, they have revealed a couple of upcoming publication for Transformers 4 without revealing any new detail.
"Transformers: Ultimate Storybook Collection
" and "Transformers: Roll Out and Read Adventures
" will release on April 22nd, 2014.
Book Description:"Get ready for the new Transformers film with this bindup of illustrated, movie-based storybooks that is sure to thrill every young fan--Autobot or Decepticon!"
Also, a complete collection of Transformers: Classified by Ryder Windham will be released as "Transformers Classified: The Complete Mission
" with a description of "An original Transformers novel series! When he stumbles upon two giant robots battling in the dust of the Nevada desert, Kevin Bowman gets swept up into the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his new friends, the Autobots, the twelve year-old looks for answers regarding his older brother's disappearance and uncovers a secret program that sends satellites to track incoming Transformers. Can Kevin save his family and the planet?"
Other than that, "Transformers Rescue Bots: Meet Blades the Copter-Bot
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