By Superquad7 from TFW2005
The fine folks from Charticon stopped by once again to give us another update on their upcoming, inaugural convention with two guests - IDW artists Casey Coller and Livio Ramondelli!
Charticon organizers had this to say:
"We are pleased to welcome Casey Coller to Charticon 2013! Casey is a professional illustrator best known for his work on various Transformers comic books from IDW Publishing. He's done covers and/or interior art for various titles, including: Ironhide mini-series, All Hail Megatron, Robots in Disguise, Spotlights Drift, Blurr and Cliffjumper, More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers Ongoing, and Heart of Darkness. He has also done artwork for Hasbro, the Transformers Collector's Club Magazine and BotCon. Casey lives in Shelburne Falls, MA with his wife Grace, and daughter Rose, as well as a cat, two guinea pigs and four chickens.
Casey will be joining us for the entire weekend and participating in our Artists Panel. We are very excited to have him at the show!
We are very proud to announce Livio Ramondelli will be attending Charticon's debut convention! Livio is the artist of several Transformers projects for IDW Publishing. Most notably Transformers: Autocracy, Chaos, Robots in Disguise, and the newest title, Transformers: Monstrosity, reuniting him with Autocracy writers Flint Dille and Chris Metzen. He previously worked for artist Jim Lee at Wildstorm Productions, doing design work for DC Universe Online.
Livio will be joining us Friday Night for the patio party, an Artists Panel on Saturday as well as in the dealer room with some of his work! Join us in welcoming him to the show!"
You can find out more information about attending Charticon by going to their website
as well as their Facebook page
. Join in on the discussion about this convention here on our forum as well!Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
:"Before time began… there was The Cube"
. That is the first thing you heard when you sat down at the theater to enjoy your first Transformers Live Action Movie. "The Cube" was The Allspark; giver of life to Cybertronians.
But the question of the hour is, will we see it on Transformers 4?
Thanks to 2005 Boards member Anodythe, we have information that The Cube may return in some form (as a memory or repaired). This piece of rumor (yep, it's not fully confirmed yet) is coming from NPR
who made a visit to one of Paramount’s Set Warehouses."Randall Thropp, a Paramount archivist, recoils in mock fear from the power of the AllSpark as set decorator Rosemary Brandenburg takes it from the glass case. The AllSpark was used as a prop in Transformers; it may have another life in an upcoming sequel."
We will have to wait and see if this Transformers 4 rumor is true.Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Hasbro Official Transformers Facebook Page has been updated with an interview with Mairghread Scott; co-writer of Transformers Prime: Rage Of The Dinobots for IDW Comics."Q: We’re at the end of the TRANSFORMERS PRIME: RAGE OF THE DINOBOTS mini-series. How have you found the whole comic writing experience? Is there anything you’ve learned that you could use while writing an episode of TRANSFORMERS PRIME?
MAIRGHREAD SCOTT: It’s a different muscle, comics and TV, but it was a thrill to get stronger in another way. In comics, however much you streamline (a fight sequence, a dialog exchange), you can always streamline more and that’s a great habit for any medium. I will definitely cut with a deeper knife when I write TV.
Q: Would you say that you and Mike have achieved all of the goals that you set out for yourself in the telling of the mini-series?
MAIRGHREAD SCOTT: Never. There is always more to explore. We barely touched on the background of a lot of the Dinobots. We’ve only just set up the idea of living in this really cool world. What we did do was introduce some fantastic bad guys, hint at a whole new era of Cybertronian history, tell the fans who we think the Dinobots are, and tell a good story. That’s why I’m so happy about this new series, BEAST HUNTERS. With a longer series I think we can really show off the best aspects of this new world. Of course, that only happen is fans buy it, so make sure to pre-order, Dino-lovers!"
You can read the rest of the interview on Facebook
… but for those who do not have access to the social network website, we’ve mirrored the interview after the jump.
Before you proceed, we must warn you… Major Spoiler Ahead!Read Replies (0)
By Secretcode from TFW2005
Via Japanese Image Board 2ch, we have new scans from Figure-Oh Magazine featuring upcoming Japanese Transformers releases. Included in these scans are:
New images of Japanese Generations releases of Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster.
New images of upcoming Masterpiece releases of Black Convoy, and the Frenzy & Buzzsaw two-pack.
SuperGT Megatron and his Race Queen figure pack-in. Megatron is a retooling of SuperGT Convoy.
New BeCool (Japan's Bot Shot line) release images.
New shots of Encore Fortress Maximus, featuring the previously mentioned BeCool toys and another confirmation of the toy coming with the Master Sword accessory.Read Replies (0)
By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Our sister site, Cybertron.CA
reports that Transformer Generations Fall of Cybertron Legends Wave 1
have been released at Canadian retail! These two packs include: Decepticon Frenzy
and Decepticon Rumble
Thanks to Autobot Strider, these were found at a Real Canadian Superstore in Manitoba.
Happy hunting to all our Canadian readers!Read Replies (0)
By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Our good friend, artist Ken Christiansen is letting us know that he will be at the Wizard World Portland Comic Con this weekend & the Emerald City Comic Con the next weekend. Of course he’s not coming alone… he’s bringing with him his latest Sketchbook Volume III.
On his blog, Mr. Christiansen wrote:"This weekend, February 22-24, I'll be appearing at the Wizard World Portland Comic Con, at table 2400.
Next weekend, March 1-3, I'll be at the spectacular Emerald City Comic Con, sharing space with the gracious Adi Granov, who is giving me some room at his table.
I'll be available to do a limited amount of commissions during the shows, and will have lots of prints, sketchbooks, and original artwork for sale. Including the brand new Sketchbook Vol. III!"
If you are going over for a visit, make sure to go and meet this friendly artist. For more information you can visit his blog; The Bad Flip Productions
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By DESTRO from TFW2005
The battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons continues as Predacon beasts join the Decepticons in the fight to conquer the world. With the Kre-O Transformers Beast Hunters Ripclaw Strike building set, you can recreate the story of Ripclaw as he comes to Earth to search for the all-powerful Energon.
Col Daniel Witwicky
Many more Kre-O Transformers Beast Hunters Ripclaw Strike after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Sol Fury from TFW2005
2005 Boards member D-Drive has sent us the Diamond Comics shipping list. In stores next week (or on iBooks now
) is the next installment of Transformers Robots in Disguise. The fragile peace on Cybertron has well and truly been shattered by the return of Megatron. Bumblebee and his fledgling government could barely win the peace - will they survive the renewed war? Pick up Robots in Disguise #14 for the next exciting chapter and find out!
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #14 (also shipping 1-in-10 incentive cover)
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Casey Coller, Andrew Griffith
MEGATRON IS BACK! The day the AUTOBOTS hoped would never arrive... is here. CYBERTRON is burning, BUMBLEBEE's government is crumbling, and MEGATRON is here. Sides are chosen... and heroes fall.
Ships with 2 covers in a 1-to-1 ratio, 1 by Casey Coller and 1 by Andrew GriffithRead Replies (0)
By ORIO from TFW2005
3rd Party Group, Unique Toys has updated their Weibo page
with prototype images of their next unofficial custom Predacon figure. War Bison is an homage to G1 Tantrum and will be the third figure from Unique Toys' War Lord Beasticons unofficial Predaking project. Shown in these images are Bison mode, robot mode and leg mode. The first figure, War Hawk (aka Divebomb) has been released and is making its way into 3rd party collectors' hands. The 2nd, War Rhino (aka Headstrong) is currently available for preorder.
Check out the new images in the War Lord Beasticons thread
. Please remember this is an unofficial product not endorsed or licensed by Hasbro, Takara-Tomy or the Transformers Collectors Club. Read Replies (0)
By Shin Densetsu from TFW2005
Ready for more Dinobots? We've got a preview!Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #4
GRIMLOCK leads the DINOBOTS against SHOCKWAVE's troops-and the results won't be pretty! With SWOOP under SER-KET's control, it's an all-or-nothing battle of DINOBOT versus PREDACON-with the fate of CYBERTRON hanging on every punch, blast, jab, and bite!
Don't miss the senses-shattering conclusion to this mind-blowing miniseries!Read Replies (0)