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Transformers artist Andrew Griffith to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:04 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tf_rid_14_cover_by_glovestudios-d5tvs93 Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist Andrew Griffith will return to TFcon Toronto 2014. He will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings in the TFcon Toronto artist alley.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries with more TBA.

Rescue Bots Season 2 Episode 13 "The Vigilant Town" Information

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 02:50 PM by Sol Fury under Rescue Bots
Transformers-Rescue-Bots-Logo-Small Zap2it have once again updated their online episode schedule for Transformers Rescue Bots. This time out we can share information on season 2, episode 14, where computer troubles are making life hard for the residents of Griffin Rock:

S2 E14 - The Vigilant Town
Airdate - 05/24/2014
The new computer designed to keep Griffin Rock safe becomes dangerous.

For those of us marking their calendars, here's a list of upcoming episodes:

4/26/2014 What Lies Below
5/03/2014 What Rises Above
5/10/2014 Space Bots
5/17/2014 The Island of Misfit Tech
5/24/2014 The Vigilant Town
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1996

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Beast Wars
1996 With the demise of Transformers Generation 2, the Transformers brand once again faced oblivion, and this time, it looked like Transformers might disappear from store shelves worldwide. Hasbro decided to take a gamble and hand the brand over to their subsidiary, Kenner, who had made the Star Wars and Super Powers lines in the 70s and 80s, and was doing well with Batman at the time. The result was a complete rebooting of the Transformers franchise. Cars, jets and other vehicles gave way to realistic animals with molded fur texture. Subgroups disappeared and line-wide size classes were established. Articulation on a level with the Cyberjets and other later Generation 2 designs became the norm.

The Beast Wars had begun.
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Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers Wave 2 Official Images

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:21 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
10269125_632841290119402_2594329082476555061_o Hot on the heels of the reveal of the second assortment of Transformers movie Kre-O Microchangers, the official Transformers Facebook page has updated with official images of the 12 new Kreons. The new images give us a better look at the new characters, including Runamuck, Gears, Sunstreaker, Fuselage, Skalor, Blackarachnia and the rest. Check them out attached to this post, along with the earlier image so you know who is who.
Views: 2,536 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Transformers: Phase 1 Omnibus Edition Revealed

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:14 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
transformers-infiltration-issue-0-cover-a_1264045808 has added a new preorder page for a Transformers: Phase 1 Omnibus Edition. The omnibus edition collects the entirety of the Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation and Devastation miniseries written by Simon Furman, which together kicked off the IDW Transformers comics universe. The preorder listing bills the omnibus as the "collection of the first three arcs of IDW's Transformers continuity", though it seems someone forgot a little thing called Stormbringer...

The omnibus volume presents a great way to get up to speed on the earliest part of IDW's Transformers universe. It's a paperback, priced at $21.34 and due for a release on September 16, 2014. There is no cover art available for this volume yet - so for now, enjoy this cover art from Transformers: Infiltration #0, pulled from the TFW comic resources section.
Views: 1,364 / Credit: Predakwon of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark New Bumblebee Images

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:10 AM by Sol Fury under Video Games
10259906_10152376460330097_2246515120275185486_n The Transformers Game Facebook page has added a couple of new images showing off Transformers: Age of Extinction Bumblebee in the new game from Activision, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. These new images which are almost certainly not from gameplay footage but rather promo screens show off the new earth mode of Bumblebee, who transforms into a 1970's muscle car in the new movie.
Views: 3,314 / Credit: caldo15, ComfyDeathshot of the 2005 Boards!

WonderCon IDW Transformers Comic Panel Images

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:41 PM by Mechafire under Comics
920019_488752604557581_7647765619745283110_o Following on from our previously-reported WonderCon news, TFW2005 boards member daimchoc was gracious enough to forward us some photos taken at the WonderCon IDW Transformers panel. These slides show various items from upcoming comics, including new, never-before-seen pages from upcoming issues of More than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise, Windblade, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, and the newly-announced series, Primacy.

Check out our images after the jump, but tread carefully - for the images could be considered minor spoilers for what is to come...
Views: 3,001 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

IDW Shares New Transformers Comic Information at WonderCon Panel

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 04:49 PM by Mechafire under Comics
TF-RiD28-cvrA-453f4-fe96d Comic Book Resources is bringing us the full details on what IDW shared at their WonderCon panel, which was apparently very busy and packed with fans. Leading the panel was John Barber along with Mairghread Scott, Flint Dille, and others. They each took the time to share some details about what the future of Transformers comics will hold in Robots in Disguise, Windblade, and More than Meets the Eye, and more. In addition, some other trivia was also shared. To give a brief summary...

• Some more details of how Windblade came into being
• More on the previously-reported Primacy series that Dille is writing
• Unfortunately for movie fans, it is confirmed that there will be no prequel comic for Age of Extinction
• Some details about the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe crossover comic, explaining how well it's coming along
• Barber also goes into detail about how the idea of Autobot Megatron came into being
• Who will be leading the Decepticons in Robots in Disguises' second season
• More on Soundwave's character
• On the subject of a possible My Little Pony/Transformers crossover, the response was that it had been pushed for, but there appears to be no concrete plans at the moment
• Another fan asked Barber the possibility of publishing Megatron's "gospel", Towards Peace. Unfortunately, there are no plans for that at the moment (but fingers crossed there's a chance of it happening in the future!)
• Finally, Windblade's character is gone into a little bit more

You can check out the full details after the jump (but beware of spoilers!) and discuss on the boards!
Views: 2,352 / Credit: Sockie of the 2005 Boards!

Chevy Trax Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Robot Mode Revealed

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 03:00 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
27432955d1397935945-chevy-trax-statue-image A new pic (via EvoLife) of an official statue by Chevrolet reveals the possible robot mode of the Chevy Trax.

The robot mode seems to be a mix between the red Kreon which comes with the Transformers: Age Of Extinction Kre-O set "Lockdown Air Raid" and the other Vehicons. On the official Press Release, the red Kreon was addressed as Sideswipe. We currently do not know whether the name is a mistake or a non-movie character. During the principal photography of Transformers 4 and on the recent video by Chevy, the Trax was seen rolling with Galvatron.

The statue was revealed as a promotional campaign by Shanghai General Motors. You can find out more info from our previous News Post.

Check out more images, after the jump.
Views: 9,711 / Credit: Trobotprime and Megatronus209 of the 2005 Boards!

Better Quality Look At The Chevrolet Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Commercial

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:27 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Chevrolet The official Youtube Channel of The Vintage Car Show has posted the full length Chevrolet Transformers: Age Of Extinction Commercial.

For both Revenge Of The Fallen and Dark Of The Moon, Chevy revealed commercials with footage taken from respective movies. They are back with another commercial.

On this new video, we can see Bumblebee (2014 Chevrolet Camaro), Crosshairs (2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray) and the Sonic RS is action. The footage also includes a legion of Chevy TRAX vehicles accompanying Galvatron (Argosy Freightliner).

The footage comes from the General Motors booth at the New York International Auto Show 2014. You can skip the first minute to jump straight to the commercial which feature a part of the possible score of Transformers 4 by Steve Jablonsky.

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New Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Footage Revealed For The Samsung UHD TV

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:13 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Samsung-curved-uhd-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Michael-Bay A few months ago, director Michael Bay promised that he would let Samsung use never before seen footage from Transformers: Age Of Extinction to be used as a demo for their Curved Ultra HD TV. And this is him, keeping his promise.

During the launch of the TV in UK, Samsung revealed excusive footage from the movie including some landscape shots, Optimus Prime in action and Lockdown.

A Youtube user managed to record some of it.

Update: Better quality video from another Youtube User features even more footage.

Update 2: A third video was discovered on Youtube with clearer (but sadly... shorter) footage.

Take a look at all videos, after the jump. Enjoy.
Views: 7,959 / Credit: primal789 and TacticalBacon of the 2005 Boards!

30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1995

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1995 And so we come to 1995, what would prove to be the final year of the Transformers Generation 2 line. 1995 brought some great new toys, and the return of the Gobots, but even with these new releases, though, the Generation 2 toyline stalled. Planned releases were cancelled, and once again, it looked like the Transformers were going away completely. Meanwhile, the Transformers line was revived in Japan, with a limited release of the new mold Generation 2 toys in new packaging, and other international markets continued onward with more toys that never made it to the US.
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Transformers: Primacy Officially Announced at WonderCon

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 08:25 AM by Mechafire under Comics
923194_550038805112624_6696490852680170410_n Previously, we'd heard a few small hints and details here and there about a new Transformers comic series called Transformers: Primacy. Well, at Wondercon, Bleeding Cool reports that it's finally been officially announced. The third and final part of the digital Autocracy/Monstrosity trilogy, Primacy follows up on Monstrosity - written once again by Flint Dille and with artwork by Livio Ramondelli.

It's also been announced that the series will be starting in August.

Check out the pages that were previewed after the jump!
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DeNA Explains Transformers: Rising Mobile Game

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:51 AM by SilverOptimus under Video Games
denajpg DeNA has updated their Transformers: Legends Blog to inform fans about the mobile game Transformers: Rising. Their explanation shoots down the info provided by 2P earlier this week.

The post says:

"Hey guys,

As you may have heard, there's a new DeNA game being developed titled Transformers Rising. We wanted to take a quick moment to address some of the misconceptions surrounding it.

For clarification, this game is being developed by our sister studio in China, and is in no way affiliated with, or a sequel to TRANSFORMERS: Legends.

There are currently no plans for a US release.

There is no beta testing currently going on. Claims of invitation and access to a Transformers Rising beta are completely fabricated for reasons unknown to us.

This game’s development and existence does not affect or influence TRANSFORMERS: Legends in any way. We have heard a few players suggesting that this game’s arrival will mark the end of TFL, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

TRANSFORMERS: Legends is running strong with a bright future ahead of it, and we want to make sure that all of our loyal players are well aware of that.

Roll out!
The TRANSFORMERS: Legends Team”
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DMY Studio Classics Ultimate Battle Optimus Prime Upgrade Kit

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:11 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
1378812_476604222466988_4210649884233200350_n Meteor Operation have shared some images of a new third party accessory set. This set is for the 2006 release Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime, who was available in the "Ultimate Battle" two pack and has seen a good number of reissues since, including in the Japanese Transformers United line.

The set consists of a pair of new alternate heads, an Energy Ax, a Matrix which can be held in the toy's hands and an Ion Blaster modeled on the one wielded by the original Optimus Prime. Since these are all done using 5mm pegs, the weapons and Matrix might also be compatible with your other Transformers which have 5mm fist holes - but as always remember that this is not an official Hasbro Transformers product.
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Rob Liefeld and Ed Piskor Transformers VS G.I. Joe Variant Covers

Posted on 04-19-2014 at 06:02 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
tumblr_n47x34vlJM1qmwwklo2_500 Tom Scioli, writer and artist of the upcoming Transformers VS G.I. Joe series from IDW, has posted a pair of cool variant covers on his Tumblr. One of those covers is by Rob Liefeld, who previously did a convention exclusive alternate cover to Dark Cybertron #1. The other is in the retro style of the series and is by Ed Piskor.

Check out both pieces of work on Tom Scioli's Tumblr.
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Hasbro Teams Up with Frito-Lay for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Promotion in Turkey

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 PM by TunaKaan under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
Sans-titre-1 This piece of news comes from my homeland which makes me very happy. Hasbro and popular snack food brand Frito-Lay have teamed up for a special campain for Transformers 4 Age of Extinction.

What makes it special is that it includes a huge giveaway which is only for Turkish residents. All of the most populer items of Frito-Lay like Cheetos, Ruffles, Doritos and Lay's include a unique code. To be a part of the giveaway, you have to enter the code and fill your application on the promo website.

Then you'll get a chance to win amazing prices like a trip to the Universal Studios Hollywood, an Apple Ipad, an Apple Ipod Shuffle or many Transformers figures from Age of Extinction, Beast Hunters and Kre-o's.

The website also features a good look at Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Bumblebee renders. And wish me luck, I have to buy some Cheetos!
Views: 4,751 / Credit: primushatesyou of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28 Full Preview

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 03:31 PM by Mechafire under Comics
TF_RiD_28-pr_00001 Following on from the release of Windblade #1, the next part of the Dawn of the Autobots is quickly approaching! Thanks to comic book website Newsarama, we now have the full preview for Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28, the first issue of the ongoing series' second season.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #28
EARTHFALL! The AUTOBOTS return to Earth—with OPTIMUS PRIME in command! But what brought them back—and what terrifying secret do the humans hold? A bold new era begins here!

The full comic will be released Wednesday, April 23. But for now, you can check out the preview and discuss after the jump.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1994

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1994 While 1993 was the resurrection of the Transformers brand in the US with Transformers Generation 2, it was 1994 that was its true renaissance. A very important innovation was added to the line in this year – full articulation! No longer were the Transformers just vehicles that turned into robots – now they were full-blown and fully poseable action figures! Elsewhere the Transformers Generation 2 comic concluded on a cliffhanger, and at Fort Wayne, Indiana, a group of fans gathered for a tenth anniversary party for the Transformers. The name of that party? Botcon…
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Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers Wave 2 Revealed

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:25 AM by Sol Fury under Kre-O
1405A-RED-10974-1 Via Japanese online store Red Mercury we have a look at a possible Wave 2 for the Transformers Movie Kre-O Microchangers. Like the first wave of Microchangers released under the movie banner, these blind bags feature a mixture of existing and new characters. In this assortment fans can look forward to the following new characters:

Decepticon Runamuck, Fuselage, Autobot Gears, Frostbite, Autobot Seaspray, Trailbreaker, Decepticon Blackarachnia, Skimmer, Decepticon Skalor, Sunstreaker, Scattershot, Autobot Wheelie

Please note this may not be the final names for the toys in this assortment.
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IDW My Little Pony issue #19 Transformers Variant Cover

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 07:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
BlX2ozuCcAItw1Vjpglarge In a callback to last year's variant cover, IDW has revealed it is doing a variant cover for its upcoming My Little Pony #19 crossing over Transformers and My Little Pony. The cover features Starscream with an awkward smile alongside Rainbow Dash.

The cover states it is a convention exclusive edition although information is presently unavailable on where it is exclusive to. We would guess like the previous cover though this will be available from the IDW booth at the summer conventions, including Botcon and San Diego Comic Con.

Big thanks to Equestria Daily for breaking this news.
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Robot Kingdom Newsletter #1288

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 05:55 AM by TunaKaan under Sponsor News
Our friends and sponsors Robot Kingdom have dropped by to let us know about new preorders and arrivals at their site. Check out a list of hot items below and read on to check out the entire newsletter.

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Takara Movie Advanced Series Photos Updated!

Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Night Grimlock.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
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Movie Advanced AD-21 Hound.
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Movie Advanced AD-22 Galvertron.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-22 Galvertron. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-23 Drift.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-23 Drift. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Movie Advanced AD-24 Strafe.
Pre-order. Available in July 2014.
Movie Advanced AD-24 Strafe. Pre-order, available July 2014. - Week 16, 14th April 2014 - Just Listed Items

Hasbro Brazil 30 Years of Transformers Exhibition

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
1510924_674221569309816_3418435069448568899_n Hasbro Brazil have announced a special exhibition between April 17 to May 4 to commemorate 30 years of Transformers! The exhibition will be held in the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The exhibition features 6 foot to 2 metre tall statues of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock. The exhibition features a history of the story of the brand, covering elements like Energon, the Allspark and Unicron, as well as featuring a museum of toys from all 30 years of the franchise.

In addition there will be various activities geared towards kids including a playroom with Transformers products, video games, sketches and crosswords.

The event runs from April 17 to May 4, opening at 10am each morning and closing at 10pm each night. If you are in the area, the venue is the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Find out more about the event here.

To promote the event, artist Marcelo Matere has produced a very cool official poster for Hasbro Brazil showing the original 1984 Optimus Prime alongside his 2014 incarnation - check it out on Marcelo's Facebook page.
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IDW Transformers Comics Dawn of the Autobots Live Chat Call for Questions

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:19 AM by Sol Fury under Comics
10277484_10152320658333279_6215848475121911531_n Is everyone enjoying the current run of IDW Transformers comics? Is everyone excited for the new story arc that the comics are moving into, "Dawn of the Autobots"? Do you have any burning questions?

If so, this news update is for you. On 4/22 IDW Transformers editor and writer John Barber will be joined by James Roberts, and Mairghread Scott in a live Youtube panel where they will answer questions from press and fans!

You can submit your questions on Facebook at the following page:

Or on Twitter using the hashtag #TFDawn
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Press Release - Chevrolet Returns To The Big Screen With Transformers: Age of Extinction

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 02:36 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Bumblebee-Chevrolet-Camaro-GM-Sonic-Trax-Corvette We have received an official Press Release from General Motors regarding their presence on Michael Bay's Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

"The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world," said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. "Now for the fourth time, you'll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet's lineup."

Read the full Press Release, after the jump.
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New Rise of the Dark Spark Preview from Game Informer

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:04 PM by Secretcode under Video Games
InvestorDay000184 If you are like me and somehow have a subscription to Game Informer, you might have received the newest issue in the mail! While the cover may be for Epic Games' Fortnite, taking a peak inside to say... Page 71 in the previews section will show you the newest preview at the latest Transformers video game.

To begin, we are given some of the first vague details about WayForward's Nintendo 3DS version of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The game, as previously announced, is a grid-based tactical RPG (Think Advance Wars, or even Super Robot Wars) featuring over 50 Transformers characters. Game producer Andy Owen has stated that "Players will plot their next move on detailed strategic maps, and then engage in epic one-on-one 3D Battle sequences." A screenshot of the 3DS version has also been shown, and attached to this story.

The console and PC version of Rise of the Dark Spark has some new details as well. First, the two worlds (Movieverse and WFCverse) are connected by an ancient relic known as The Dark Spark. This relic acts as a portal between the two universes and is capable "Bending the fabric of the universe to (the wielder's) will." It has now been confirmed that the Movieverse portion of the game will take place during and after Age of Extinction, whereas the WFC/FOC portion will take place BEFORE the launch of the Ark in Fall of Cybertron. The gameplay is very similar to Fall of Cybertron, in that the story is focused on a single character and will bounce back and forth between over 40 playable characters.

Not everything is familiar, however! Edge of Reality is trying their best to help innovate and improve upon High Moon Studio's last three games. One of these new features is a Unified Leveling System where experience and unlocks are universal between Campaign and the returning Escalation mode and will feature new items, characters, weapons and upgrades. Secondly, "Power Foes" have been added to Escalation, where if your team lasts long enough, boss characters will appear (Such as Fall of Cybertron Megatron.)

Lastly, one other feature has been added called Hacks. Anyone who is familiar with the Halo series of games should feel right at home with this new feature, as these Hacks modify the gameplay by adding in additional variables to Escalation such as higher enemy health, or every robot becoming a massive explosion upon death. Sadly, there seems to be no analogue to the Grunt Birthday Party skull from Halo 3. Sorry Mechafire.

At this time there are no details on if the standard competitive Multiplayer (Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc) modes will be returning in the upcoming game.
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30 Years of Transformers in 30 Days - 1993

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 12:00 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
1993 1993 arrived and Transformers were back! Transformers Generation 2 arrived in force, with a mixture of recolored and retooled old toys, and some brand new toy designs as well. For the first time since 1988, there was a Transformers cartoon on screens in the US in the form of repackaged Generation 1 reruns, and it was all topped off by the return of Transformers to comics, complete with a crossover with G.I. Joe to kick the series off. While the line was over in Japan at this time with no new toys released, Europe and the other international markets continued to lead the way for Transformers toys, with a wider range of toys released.
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Masterpiece Star Saber Update From Takara

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 11:59 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27432379d1397751261-mp-star-saber-update-diary_ph01 We're all eagerly awaiting news of the fan voted Masterpiece Star Saber and today we got just a small tidbit of news tweeted out earlier today by Takara. Here's the good news, it looks like the development of this figure has moved past the design stage and judging by the loose translation of the tweet, development of the figure is moving forward. The design sketches that were tweeted we've previously reported on.

What does this mean for the time frame for Star Saber to be released? We can't be certain, but with the design stage done we can only guess that next year is a possible release date (although let's keep our fingers crossed for a quick, flawless turnaround!).

Check out the translation and discuss after the jump!
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Linkin Park Is Not Working With Steve Aoki For The Soundtrack Of Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 08:20 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
Joe-Hahn-Linkin-Park-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction In a recent Tweet Out episode on Geek Nation, Linkin Park band member Joe Hahn mentioned that they will not be working with Steve Aoki for the Soundtrack of Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

When asked by a fan "Are you in Transformers with Aoki? Yes or No?" Mr. Hahn responded (after putting a lot of thinking to it) with a clear "No".

However, with his short answer it's unclear whether Linkin Park is in or not for the soundtrack of Michael Bay's Transformers 4. But his tone suggests that there is a possibility of them delivering a song for the end credits. If it is true, then the possibility of the song being taken from their upcoming album "The Hunting Party" is rather strong. Check it out after then jump for the full list of songs from the album.

Now we can finally put the Linkin Park – Steve Aoki TF4 Collaboration Rumor to the dustbin.
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Takara Tomy Transformers 30th Anniversary Plans Revealed

Posted on 04-17-2014 at 03:53 AM by SilverOptimus under Generation 1
Takara-Tomy-30th-Anniversary-Optimus-Prime Another site update from Takara Tomy reveals their plans for the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers Franchise.

4 projects will be carried out to celebrate this wonderful event:

Project 1: A special edition Optimus Prime toy featuring the likeness of his G1 self (news post image). The truck and the trailer is slightly modernized but overall a good update to the Autobot Leader.

Update: As it turns out Google Translator has incorrectly translated Project 1. The G1 Optimus Prime is not a toy according to 2005 Boards Member PoweredConvoy but rather a modified actual truck and a trailer.

Project 2: Midnight Launch of Transformers Movie Advance Line on May 16th. The launch is titled "Transformers Celebration 2014" and will be held at Toys 'R' Us, Sunshine City.

Project 3: A convention titled "Transformers Expo" is also organized and is set to become the biggest Transformers Expo ever held. The expo will feature dioramas and holographic images. As a part of this project G1 colored AOE Slug will be available for purchase. For more info about the Expo and about G1 Slug, you can read our News Post.

Project 4: The 4th project is dedicated to apply an Optimus Prime inspired deco to a SUPER GT car belonging to the Team Mach. A fictional story of Optimus Prime scanning a Mach will serve as a backstory.

You can find out more at Takara Tomy. More images can be found, after the jump.
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